My ex-husband was in Bethel when the Society bought and started renovating the Towers Hotel in Brooklyn. My family stayed there when the Society was renting a few floors - the place was beyond flea-bag - and people actually lived there. Once the Society took possession of the building they started renovating, and of course the residents had to be evicted. Some of the residents refused to leave, but a funny thing kept happening.
A Bethelite would go around posting eviction notices on doors and notice a funny smell coming from a room of a recalcitrant resident. They'd get someone to open the door, and the person would be dead. This happened often enough to become legendary. Of course, the JWs took it to mean that Big J was smiting those who stood in the way of the WTBTS.
Does anyone remember this?