The Starved Rock Murders // 84

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By Daphne Woolsoncroft. 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 1960, three Chicago women set off on a week-day getaway to a nearby lodge. After spending their first afternoon enjoying some lunch, they left for a stroll through the snowy park nearby- and they never returned. When a blizzard hit the following night and none of the staff realized the women were missing, the investigation started late- and potential evidence was lost from the new blankets of snow in the area. But one piece of evidence left at the scene would help put the pieces together. These are the murders of Lillian Oetting, Frances Murphy, and Mildred Linquist. Also known, as the Starved Rock Murders.
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CASE SOURCES:
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1991-08-25-9103030676-story.html
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/chester-weger-convicted-of-1960-starved-rock-murders-granted-parole/article_5b103509-9505-56f2-a593-e791373e0ba9.html
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2019/11/21/20974071/man-who-confessed-starved-rock-killings-paroled-after-nearly-six-decades-in-prison
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-chester-weger-starved-rock-killer-parole-20200221-njirg2g4pngcncp4wt7r76pi3e-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-viz-chester-weger-starved-rock-murders-htmlstory.html
https://www.americanhauntingsink.com/the-starved-rock-murders
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40910100/lillian-isabelle-oetting
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80164560/frances-murphy
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40910035/mildred-monika_emma-lindquist

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