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Antone Charles "Tony" Costa
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1944
Provincetown
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 12, 1974
Walpole
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Serial Killer--
Antone Charles "Tony" Costa (August 2, 1944-May 12, 1974) was a Cape Cod, Massachusetts carpenter who achieved notoriety for committing murders in the town of Truro in 1969. Costa was convicted of killing four women, Susan Ellsworth Perry and Sydney Monzon of Provincetown, and Patricia Walsh and Mary Anna Wysocki of Providence, Rhode Island. On February 8, 1969, while looking for the bodies of Patricia Walsh and Mary Anne Wysocki, police discovered Susan Perry. Perry had been missing since the previous Labor Day. On June 3, 1969, Costa was arraigned on charges of murder for three of the deaths. In May, 1970 he was convicted and imprisoned to life in prison at Massachusetts' Walpole Correctional Institution. Four years after his incarceration, Antone Costa committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell. Was subject of book by Damore, Leo (1981). In His Garden. Arbor House Publishing, New York. The District Attorney that investigated the case was Edmund Dinis.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Costa (____ - 1944)
  Joseph Costa (____ - 1969)
 
Inscription:
Between 1968 and 1969 Tony Costa murdered at least four women, chopping them into pieces, before being caught and imprisoned. He was found hanging mysteriously in his Walpole Prison cell and was brought back by his family to rest in the Provincetown Catholic graveyard in an unmarked grave. It is said nighttime cemetery visitors can hear his footsteps and feel his breath on the back of their necks if they linger too long.

 
Note: His father served in World War II and died in action. Death of Mother, 21 December 1969 (Mother died of cerebral hemorrhage).Mrs. Costa remarried and her second husband's surname is on tombstone.
 
Burial:
Saint Peters Cemetery
Provincetown
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Costa--Unmarked Grave next to Mother.
 
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Apr 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51635586
Antone Charles Tony Costa
Added by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 
 
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- Anonimous
 Added: Jun. 14, 2015
Sad fate of his victims, but nevertheless his short life inspired a book and made Cape Cod a little bit more prominent.
- aarp65
 Added: Nov. 23, 2014

- Pearl Boswell
 Added: Sep. 23, 2014
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