All The Pretty Horses

After 17 years, authorities come up with a solution to the disappearance of candy heiress Helen Brach

The lonely women who had been made foolish and poorer by the gigolo and his lieutenants were listed, sensitively, on the federal indictment only as Victim A, Victim B and so forth. But Victim L was identified there on the page: Helen Brach, the candy heiress who vanished 17 years ago. Where had she gone? Her name was on the ledger with Rub the Lamp, Belgium Waffle, Rainman, Roseau Platiere and Empire -- Thoroughbred horses that had been murdered for the insurance. Brach's body has never been found.

Investigators said last week that Brach had been romanced by a horse trader...

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