The death count, four.
The violence, unprecedented.
The murderers and motive, unknown.
The Amber Lantern Massacre is an unsolved case loaded with information but devoid of answers. It remains a true-life, soap-opera mystery that unfolded long before the days of television.
It was a day of mob warfare, bullets, gun smoke, blood and screams.
The tragedy shocked the picturesque mountaintop community three miles north of Tamaqua and made headlines across the country.