Johnny Zera, part 3

This is part 3 of Johnny Zera.  Be sure to read parts 1 and 2 first! The next major suspect in the case wouldn’t come until 2009.  Daniel Acker was a swim coach at the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation Department.  An unhappy parent had reported him to his boss for showering with the male swimmers… Continue reading Johnny Zera, part 3

Johnny Zera, part 2

This is part 2 of Johnny Zera.  Be sure to read part 1 first!   Even before the news came out that the lead detective in Johnny’s case had claimed an innocent man as a suspect so that he could spend time with his mistress, other careless and negligent mistakes were made in the case.… Continue reading Johnny Zera, part 2

Johnny Zera (part 1)

February 20, 1976 in Franklin, Wisconsin… John and Janice Zera and their sons had been living in the small town of Franklin for less than a year.  They had moved from Milwaukee.  Phil, Johnny and Mark were 13, 14 and 15 years old. The two older boys went to Franklin High School. Most of the… Continue reading Johnny Zera (part 1)