The Sumter County Does

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By Emash Digital, Mike Ferguson, and Mike Morford. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In August 1976, two bodies, one male and one female, were found off the side of the road east of Sumter, South Carolina. Neither of the bodies had any identification with them. Police determined that both individuals had been shot to death. They had very little evidence to use to solve the two most crucial questions in this case. Who were the two victims, and who was responsible for their murders?

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these two individuals who became known collectively as the Sumter County Does, and individually as Jock and Jane Doe. Police tried everything they could to identify the pair, including publishing dental charts in the hopes their dentists may recognize the information. It took more than 40 years before genetic genealogy determined the pair as James Freund and Pamela Buckley. But, would the police be able to find their killer or killers now that they knew their identities?

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