Old Timey Crimey #61: Theo Durrant - "Good Swooping"

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Part 1 of a 2-parter--This week, we're talking about Theo Durrant, the man all the mamas at Emmanuel Baptist Church wanted their daughters to marry, and boy was that bad judgment.

Plus: cursed pastors, an attempt to cast a doppelganger, and Scott's preferred method of being stabbed.

P.S. Stay tuned for a special bonus mini this week--and patrons will get it early! Watch this space on Thursday.

Sources:

Devil You Know: The Lurid Affair of the Sunday School Strangler by CJ March

Jason Lucky Morrow. Historical Crime Detective. “Psycho-Sexual Killer Theodore Durrant, 1895.” http://www.historicalcrimedetective.com/killer-theodore-durrant/

Isaac Milton Kalloch. Find A Grave. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73022598/isaac-milton-kalloch

Gary Kamiya. “1895 murders - was Mission District church cursed?” SFGate. https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/1895-murders-was-Mission-District-church-cursed-4908303.php

Katie Dowd. “The tale of the 'Demon of the Belfry,' San Francisco's forgotten Jack the Ripper.” SFGate. https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Theodore-Durrant-Demon-of-the-Belfry-SF-murders-10418597.php#item-85307-tbla-10

“Maud Allan.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maud_Allan

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