You have probably never heard of Artemus Ogletree, but the case surrounding his death remains unsolved 89 years later.

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At the age of 20, a man by the name of Roland T. Owen checked himself into a Kansas City Hotel (President Hotel) on January 2, 1935. Two days after checking into the hotel the 20-year-old Owen would be dead. Found in his hotel room stabbed and bound by the ankles he would later die from his injuries.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the staff of the hotel found his behavior extremely odd leading up to his death.

Over the next few days, hotel staff found his behavior to be unusual and he had a guest who would sit alone in the dark with the room locked from the outside.

The weirdness of this case Roland T. Owen is not who he said he was. According to the investigation,

Authorities discovered Owen’s real name, Artemus Ogletree, several years into the investigation. His mother had been getting calls and letters from someone posing as Ogletree.

To this day, the case remains open and unsolved. Even though the Kansas City Police just recently started looking into the case after someone reported finding some evidence, it remains unsolved. The Ogletree case is just one of those cases like the Black Dahlia, will we ever know what truly happened to this person?

The hotel is now part of Kansas City's Power & Light District. There have been a few blogs written about this case in the early 2000s, but nothing has been posted since then.

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