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Episode 6 - Crippen

Show Notes

Episode 6 - Crippen

In 1910, London police discovered human remains underneath the home of a homeopathic doctor. The discovery of the mutilated, decapitated, and deboned corpse ignited a trans-Atlantic manhunt for the suspect they believed guilty of the murder. With the suspect finally caught and executed, London authorities considered the case solved. Yet the evidence never added up to the police’s version of events, leaving everyone who read about the murder with tons of questions. Those interested in the case hoped that a 2007 DNA test would finally provide the answers people have been asking for the past 100 years, but the test results left everyone more confused--and shocked-- than they were before.


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Music: Dellasera by Shane Ivers -


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