Criminal: Episode 16: Poster Boy
March 2, 2015 12:31 PM - Subscribe

On July 17th, 1889, the residents of Clayton County, Iowa woke up to news of the worst crime in their history.

A Civil War veteran and his young wife had been murdered in their bed in a grisly attack. Their two children escaped to raise the alarm. But something was off. There were no suspects. There were no clues. To quote the local newspaper, the whole thing was “surrounded in a veil of mystery."
posted by Potomac Avenue (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
How creepy was this? A metric ton of creepy, methinks.
posted by Gin and Broadband at 12:44 PM on March 2, 2015

This episode didn't grab me as much as most of the others. Not sure why.
posted by librarina at 12:59 PM on March 2, 2015

I agree, but only because I was getting into the crime story and wanting to know more when suddenly it pivoted to the rehabilitation story. That was interesting in its own right, but not as satisfying for my true crime thirst.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:19 PM on March 2, 2015

Sad sad sad! But very, very good.
posted by bq at 6:45 PM on March 2, 2015

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