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Azalea Original Pet Cemetery

Photo © 2017 David Bulit, Azalea Original Pet Cemetery - New Orleans, Louisiana

The Azalea Original Pet Cemetery was the site of multiple murders including the killings of the cemetery owner, Dorothy Thompson, daughter of the cemetery’s founder, Grace Wynne. The story begins sometime in the mid-1910s when Grace Agnes Matt married John “Jack” Thompson, both 22 years old at the time, in Kansas City, Missouri. Six years