Okay, first off my name is Matt. I am doing this blog to clear up all of the issues about Corpsewood Manor. Everything That I post on this Blog comes from the actual News Paper, the Book, interviews, and from my own findings. I will quote everyone who isn't me, so that way you know who said what. I promise not to include actual Names unless they ask me to. I promise that my findings and research are up to date. And I promise not to include the Families.
With that said, I am going to start from where I first came up with my idea to do this Blog.
I was looking for information on the Corpsewood Murder that Happen in Chattooga County
in the early 1980's. I have been to the Manor on different occasions. I first heard the stories from my
family whom use to go up there and knew the two men really well. My family has lived in Halls Valley
way before I was Born. I did a book report on the Manor back when I was in middle school, and ever since then the place has been on my mind. I did research on the place when I did my book report.
I have done the research again but this time more in depth. I want to get all of the facts that I can get, so that way I can prove or disprove some of the stories that are going around. My first stop was to the Summerville Newspaper office, where I looked through the actual newspaper that had the story in it. I found the actual newspaper from "Dec 12,1982 and it was published on Dec. 23,1982(the following Thursday of the Murder)". It was Edited by "James Budd(whom was the News Editor at that time)".
The Newspaper's Headline read "Devil-Worshiper's Slayings Shock County", "Suspects Now Linked To Mississippi Murder".
What caught me off guard was an article written by a "Pam Purcell(whom was the staff writer at the time)". The Heading read "Christian Cross Appears at Scene of Slaughter". From her report she states " Members of the Chattooga County Civil Defense Rescue Squad have been guarding the estate of the Charles L. Scudder and Joey Odum, whose bulletriddled bodies were found inside their home Thursday(Dec.12,1982)".
"On Monday seven men from various churches in the county were allowed to visit the estate adn tour the house. The bodies of Scudder and Odum were cremated Monday near Lafayette, according to Furnel Director Durwood Petitt, the ashes of the twomen are scheduled to be strewn over their estate sometime after the first of the Year, when their families can be present."
"Larry Lu Allen, Assistant Cheif of the Rescue Squad, told the News Tuesday that he stayed at the road going to the estate Thursday Night after the two men were found killed, as well as other times since". He was there to make sure no one came up to the estate to bother anything.
"Lu Allen said, so far the only incident they have had at the estate was when someone put a small cross in the yard. Lu Allen said the person who did it had to walk through the woods as they had both roads closed off and did not see anyone with a cross".
"Lu Allen added that some people had come by the road blocks that said they knew the two dead men. He said the people mostly thought they were real nice and did not bother anyone".
While I was doing my research I looked at other websites through "Google", and came across this one site, I want add that sites name to my blog because I do not know if they would like that, But in one part of the article it said a guy by the name " Anton Szandor LaVey" visted the house.
I have never read anywhere in all of my research about this man ever being there but I can't disprove that he was. But when I researched the Name, I found out that Mr. La Vey was the founder of the Church of Stan. But from people I have talked to they say " that the two men living in the Manor were not Devil- Worshipers, as everyone has made them out to be. They were in fact very smart people, who did have very different things in their home. They welcomed all that came to their " Castle", as some call it and were the nicest men in the area. They never tried to hurt anyone and they kept to themselves. The reason the Murder occurd was because the two men(the murders) thought there was money inside the Manor. When in fact there was no money, it was in a bank account. I also read that in one article that one of the murders stated " there was LSD in his wine", that isn't true either. The two men that mureder Dr. Scudder and Joey Odum never found the LSD that was in the left side of the desk that one of the murders went through. All he found was Dr. Scudder's pistol that the murder used on him to finish off the dying man. The murder's only made out with a few pieces of vaulable items and Dr. Scudder's Black Jeep.
I am still doing more research everyday until I get every bit of information that is the truth about the two men that lived "Like Kings in their Castle". If you would Like to talk or share your information you can email me at Cowboy21_357@yahoo.com, Please only real information not some made up tail hat you came up with just to be on this site. I will be posting more information as I get it and I will also have pics and video from where I did my research. Your Name will not be posted unless you ask for it to be. But I will only use your First Names. The reason that the ones are listed in here is because they came from the actual newspaper, which I will add photos of at a later date.