[quote author=deliberate_misuse link=topic=8934.msg471743#msg471743 date=1185374724]
I'm confused. Deal and Matawan are towns on the Jersey shore, yet his information says Kalamazoo, Michigan.
And, yes, his step-brother Dan was arrested in connection with the murder.
[/quote]Yes and Portland is a place in Maine and Washington. As people head west they frequently named the new place after the old. In the 1820's or so there was a mass exodus from NJ to Michigan and then in the 1830 more people left NJ for ILL. (my people were among them they moved from Folsom NJ, to Folsom Ia and then to Folsom SD over the course of a 100 years or so) I'll bet if you looked closely at a map you'd see lots of place names that sound just like home.