Sunday, 17 October 2010

Joseph Daniel Casolaro

(June 16, 1947–August 10, 1991)

Casolaro was found dead in a bathtub in the Sheraton Inn, Martinsburg, West Virginia, one day after allegedly arranging to meet a source in connection with an investigation he had referred to as "the Octopus." His research centered around a complex story called the Inslaw affair, and a sprawling conspiracy theory supposedly connected to it.

Government officials twice ruled that Casolaro's death was a suicide. However, within days of his death, family and friends were arguing that he'd been killed: Gary Lee of the Washington Post wrote, "Friends and relatives strongly suspect foul play, though they presented no evidence of it. They cited what they called the strange coincidence of Casolaro's death and his investigation into the Inslaw case."


  1. Danny was murdered period. Why because knowledge is power it don't matter how much they thought was threatening the location where he was murdered was USA backyard it was location for Dan on this matter had he lived/worked in Chicago or new York hell even Boston would have made it different buttt llike they say in real estate it's location location location. Sad but true

  2. I don't think he was murdered; I am beginning to think a walk away breeze through the trees...Like a get out of debt kind of scheme. The Mystery of it all seems to be generating some positive cash flow....Hmmm