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Earth Day co-founder killed girlfriend and buried her in Styrofoam

by | 23rd, April 2015

Ira Einhorn

 

Earth Day was co-founded by Ira Einhorn, who was master of ceremonies at the first Earth Day in 1970. The man nicknamed ‘The Unicorn’ is in prison, serving a life tarrif for murdering his ex-lover Holly Maddux.

 

Crowds gather by a George Washington statue in Union Square for Earth Day celebrations, New York City, April 22, 1970.

 

In 1977, Maddux left Einhorn and moved to New York in 1977. One day she returned:

And so on Sept. 9, 1977, Maddux went back to the apartment that she and Einhorn had shared in Philadelphia to collect her things, and was never seen again. When Philadelphia police questioned Einhorn about her mysterious disappearance several weeks later, he claimed that she had gone out to the neighborhood co-op to buy some tofu and sprouts and never returned. [The hippie version of daddy going out for cigarettes, I guess.]

It wasn’t until 18 months later that investigators searched Einhorn’s apartment after one of his neighbors complained that a reddish-brown, foul-smelling liquid was leaking from the ceiling directly below Einhorn’s bedroom closet. Inside the closet, police found Maddux’s beaten and partially mummified body stuffed into a trunk that had also been packed with Styrofoam, air fresheners and newspapers.

The tree trunk we get. But the founder of Earth Day used Styrofoam…

 

onvicted murderer Ira Einhorn is seen in this file photograph when he was arrested in 1979 for the murder of his former girlfriend Holly Maddux. Einhorn has been extradited back to the U.S. from his home in France for the crime. He was convicted in absentia in 1993 for the murder and was returned to the U.S. from France only after the U.S. government agreed not to pursue the death penalty in Einhorn''s retrial. (Photo by Getty Images)

 

 

1: A police identification photograph shows Ira Einhorn July 20, 2001 at Pennsylvania''s maximum-security prison at Graterford, Pa. Einhorn was seized in France while at home and arrested and transported under armed guard to a plane that flew him to the United States. He was apprehended to stand trial in the U.S. for the 1978 murder of Holly Maddux. He had previously been convicted of the crime 'in absentia' but in order to satisfy a French legal requirement he will be tried again in the United States. (Photo by Getty Images) 1: A police identification photograph shows Ira Einhorn

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