Friday, August 23, 2013

Murder on Twilight Beach Road

Rising baseball star Christopher Lane, 22, grew up in Oak Park in Melbourne, Australia’s north and was in America on a sports scholarship. His life ended in a random killing in the USA.

Lane was jogging through an area of "high dollar homes" after leaving the home of his American girlfriend, Sarah Harper, when he was followed and shot at the intersection of Country Club Road and Twilight Beach Road. Lane, of course, means a narrow way,  passage or track between walls, hedges, or fences.

Three teenagers, 15, 16, and 17, two black, one white, decided to make a name for themselves, and kill someone. They murdered Lane during a random drive-by shooting in the town of Duncan, Oklahoma. Local law enforcers noted that the alleged killers came up from behind Lane, shot him in the back with a small-calibre handgun and sped off. The alleged suspects are named Chancey Luna, Michael Jones and James Edwards.

Lane's murder has shocked the residents of Duncan, a quiet city of 25,000 people in southern Oklahoma, and his teammates at East Central University, where Lane won a scholarship to be the team's catcher.

ECU's mascot is the tiger.

The town has had only one other murder the past five years. Source.

Duncan, Oklahoma once adopted the slogan, "The Buckle on the Oil Belt". Its main claim to fame is as the birthplace of the Halliburton Corporation. Erle P. Halliburton (statute above) perfected a new method of cementing wells, making oil production much easier and more profitable, and established the New Method Oil Well Cementing Company in 1919. He died in 1957, at which time the company had 201 offices in 22 states and 20 foreign countries. Halliburton maintains seven different complexes in Duncan plus an employee recreational park, but the corporate offices relocated first to Dallas and later to Houston.
Halliburton operates the Halliburton Technology Center in Duncan. In 2010 Halliburton announced that 150 jobs in the center will move to Houston over the following two years. Source.

For more insights and information on the background and details of this murder, please see the Red Dirt Report.

Andrew W. Griffin / Red Dirt Report


Brizdaz (Darren) said...

Ironically Slim Dusty,one of Australia's best known recording artists and singers had a #1 hit song in Australia named "Duncan",which was about mateship -

At the time of his death,Slim Dusty had been working on his 106th album for EMI. The album Columbia LANE – the Last Sessions debuted at number five in the Australian album charts and number one on the country charts on 8 March 2004. It went gold after being on sale for less than two weeks.

Columbia Lane is a tribute to the laneway juxtaposed to Parramatta Road in Strathfield (near the railway bridge link), where the EMI studios once stood (now Kennards Hire), and it is where he traversed to begin his music career.

Slim Dusty was Australia's most successful and prolific musical artist, with more Gold and Platinum albums than any other Australian artist.
Dusty recorded and released his one hundredth album, Looking Forward, Looking Back, in 2000. All 100 albums had been recorded with the same record label, EMI, making Dusty the very first music artist in the world to record 100 albums with the same label. He was then given the honour of singing Waltzing Matilda in the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, with the whole stadium (officially 114,714 in attendance, the largest in Olympic history) singing along with him.

Anonymous said...

The part of the story that seems unexplained to me is, the victim was jogging through a "high value" neighborhood. Did these 3 juvenile gang (alleged) murderers live in a high value real estate property?

Red Dirt Reporter said...

Brizdaz found a remarkable sync with the Slim Dusty song "Duncan" (#1 in 1980). Wow! Being a music guy, the number of Australia-related music I've been hearing since Lane's death has been phenomenal. From Hoodoo Gurus to Men at Work and onward. This is also the 100th anniversary of my great-great uncle's project to create the current capital of Australia, Canberra, using theosophical ideas and geomancy.
A day or so before I learned of Lane's death, a TV was on in a bar and it was tuned into a baseball game between Puerto Rico and Australia. I said to my wife: "You don't think of Australia having baseball or interest in baseball." And then we have the Lane murder right here in Oklahoma. And having reported on the Lane murder, to answer Saturno Reyes' question, the alleged perpetrators lived in a housing complex on the so-called "wrong side of town," to quote locals we spoke to. They had come over to this higher-end area to commit their crime. The syncs surrounding this story are innumerable.

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

@Red Dirt Reporter,
My last post
"All Roads Lead to Canberra"

is about the subject you mentioned above.I have never been to Canberra,but I uploaded some You Tubes from a guy that has done a bit of traveling around Canberra to try and unravel the Masonic mysteries of that city.Whatever his conclusions and speculations about the city,you really do get to see a lot of the city in his videos,and that in itself is well worth the viewing.

Red Dirt Reporter said...

@Brizdaz ... Wow. Thank you for that.There is still much I am still learning about Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin and their remarkable work in the early 20th century. I do think Canberra has an important role to play in the future. What that role may be, I can't say for certain. Regardless, Australia has been on my radar in a major way in 2013 and in just the past week or two I've been having some major "a ha!" moments. Essentially, synchronicity and synchromysticism is telling me that despite my recent doubts, it is very real. In fact, when I learned of your post here, Brizdaz, I was in the middle of reading "The Sync Book 2" and the extra chapter discussing the "king-kill" ideas and Loren's post last year about a particular "Route 66" episode linking to the JFK assassination. I couldn't believe it ...

Red Dirt Reporter said...

When typing "Frank Baum Walter Burley Griffin" into google, the first post that comes up is Loren's Feb. '13 "Down the road of yellow bricks" post which Brizdaz and I both commented on. The second is a 2008 article in the UK Guardian called "Over the rainbow" (that title alone leads to another personal sync involving IZ... I'll save that for another time). Anyway, the writer is talking about Baum and the Wizard of OZ. Baum and Griffin were theosophists and both have a link to OZ/Oz.

"Like many progressives in the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods, both in Europe and the US, Maud Gage Baum rejected organised religion and was attracted instead by new thinking about the supernatural - spiritualism, psychic research and theosophy. The Baums became theosophists in the 1890s, and their four boys, at their grandmother's insistence, were not baptised. They were sent to Chicago's ethical school instead, where religion was not taught. Traces of the movement's beliefs show in Oz's structure - its matriarchal tendencies, and its freedom from established churches of all kinds. The Baums were not alone in combining thoroughly modern tendencies with what now seems crankery: there were two other enthusiastic visitors to the 1893 Chicago fair who were profoundly influenced by its universalist vision. The architects Walter Burley Griffin and his future wife Marion Mahony were both working in the office of Frank Lloyd Wright at the time; like the Baums, they were idealistic American democrats, disciples of Whitman and transcendentalism, and eventually theosophists and pioneering eco-planners. In 1912, they won the international competition to build the new city that would be the capital of Australia. Marion's beautiful, visionary drawings for Canberra look just like a dream of the Emerald City. It's an odd thought that the nearest realisation of the modern fairy-tale dreams that inspired Baum's Oz - and that aren't the result of stagecraft or film or other illusion - can now be found in the southern desert of Australia."

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

Re: "...can now be found in the southern desert of Australia"
Canberra is at the base of the Snowy Mountains it's hardly in a desert.It sometimes snows in the city itself.

In those You Tubes in my post it says Griffin also designed the layout for New Delhi in India as well.

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

@Red Dirt Reporter
If you keep reading "Sync Book 2",on page 458 you'll see my small piece.
I was asked by Alan to contribute a chapter to the book,but I felt that I really didn't have anything to say about sync that someone else hadn't already said at the time in
"Sync Book 1".