DNA Testing Cleared A Man Convicted In 1914 Of Kidnapping Bobby Dunbar

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For almost a century, a dark rumor has haunted one Robert Dunbar Jr. and his family. Hoping to put old demons to rest, then, he agrees to a DNA test. However, the results are not what he was expecting – and they reveal a shocking truth about a mystery that refuses to go away.

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The story begins in April 1908, when Bobby Dunbar was born to parents Percy and Lessie in Opelousas, Louisiana. Soon, the Dunbars welcomed another son, named Lorenzo. And by all accounts, they were a regular, middle-class bunch, raising their two boys in the Deep South in early-20th-century America.

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Then, on August 23, 1912, everything changed. That day, the Dunbars headed for nearby Lake Swayze, some 25 miles away. There, they planned to spend some time fishing and enjoying a summer’s day outside of the city. But tragedy soon struck.

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