In 1972, two U.S. congressmen, a political aide, and a pilot vanished on a small plane in Alaska. Despite a search of more than 325,000 square miles, they were never found.
Less than 17 months later, Pegge Begich, the widow of one of the congressmen, married Jerry Max Pasley, a man with mafia ties who committed multiple murders, bombed a judge's house, and was even mentioned in Gay Talese's best-seller on the Bonanno crime family, "Honor Thy Father."
In the 1990s, while incarcerated for murder, Pasley told four law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, that he transported explosives to Alaska in 1972, and that another man put a bomb on the plane the night before it vanished.
Pasley died in 2010. Did he lie? Maybe. Maybe not. The only thing certain is that the FBI conducted an ineffective investigation of his claims, according to three law enforcement sources, and the Alaska media remains silent to this day.
"Four Gone" is the never-before-told story of the disappearance of Hale Boggs, Nick Begich, Russ Brown, and Don Jonz. It is based on extensive documentation and on-the-record sources.
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