The Teacher Murders


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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 1973 two teachers were murdered, one in New York City, and the other in Indiana. While both murders were extremely brutal, they were covered very differently. A Catholic school teacher named Roseann Quinn was murdered in New York City. Her murder became the basis for the book, "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" and later a movie by the same name. 26-year-old Ann Kline was a mathematics professor who was murdered in Evansville, Indiana.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these two cases. Roseann's murder received extensive coverage. But, the way she was portrayed, a Catholic school teacher by day and a bar-hopper by night, angered many. Ann's murder received much less coverage which, in some part, may have been because it occurred in Indiana rather than New York City. The result in each case was the same, a well-respected teacher was murdered and thousands of kids were robbed of their wisdom, guidance, and teaching.

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