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Marvin Douglas Brown and John A Brown
Killers and Robbers of David "Stringbean" Akeman and Estelle Stanfill Akeman
The Tennessean - Source of Photos and Information

The driveway leading into the home of David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, lies in a wooded, isolated area between Ridgetop and Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Police officials were on the scene Nov. 11, 1973, after the two were murdered.
A police helicopter mills around the tiny red cottage where David "Stringbean" Akeman, 57, and his wife, Estelle, 59, were found murdered on Nov. 11, 1973. The couple were found shortly after dawn when fellow Grand Ole Opry member Grandpa Jones arrived to pick them up for a hunting trip to Virginia
Policemen mill around the tiny red cottage where David "Stringbean" Akeman, 57, and his wife, Estelle, 59, were found murdered on Nov. 11, 1973. The "X" atright marks the entrance to the house, near where Akeman's body was found, while the "X" at left indicates where Estelle Akeman was found face down in the grass. The killers missed $5,700 the couple had hidden on them.
Police officials and media mill around the tiny red cottage where David "Stringbean" Akeman, 57, and his wife, Estelle, 59, were found murdered Nov. 11, 1973. The two were killed when they arrived home from the Grand Ole Opry show the night before
A Metro police officer uses a canine dog to search the area Nov. 11, 1973, around the home of David "Stringbean" Akeman after he was founded murdered along with his wife, Estelle.
Metro police use a metal detector Nov. 11, 1973, while attempting to locate the casing from shells, which might have been ejected from the gun that killed Estelle Akeman, wife of David "Stringbean" Akeman, in her front yard.
Roy Acuff, right, talks with Metro homicide Lt. Thomas Cathey at the murder scene and home of fellow Grand Ole Opry member David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, on Nov. 11, 1973
Roy Acuff, center, talks with Metro homicide Lt. Thomas Cathey, left, and Maj. James York at the murder scene and home of fellow Grand Ole Opry member David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, on Nov. 11, 1973.
Police inspect a bloody sack that was found behind David "Stringbean" Akeman's station wagon Nov. 11, 1973. The vehicle was found abandoned in a rock quarry near the Akeman home.
John A Brown, center, one of four suspects arrested in connection with the murders of David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, was brought to Metro police headquarters Jan. 16, 1974.
Marvin Douglas Brown, center front, one of four suspects arrested in connection with the murders of David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, was brought to Metro police headquarters Jan. 16, 1974.
At The Funeral of David Akeman, Grandpa Jones, Friend of David and Estell Akeman Performs Pallbearer Services for His Good Friends
A Recent Photo of the Akemon Home Located in an Isolated Area between Ridgetop and Goodlettsville, Tennessee


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