Mystery At The Laconey Mill

Case File For The Scoundrel Lingo

Episode 428 describes two violent murders in the rural areas around Merchantville, New Jersey, in the 1890s. A rough farm-hand is the first suspect in the first case, but suspicion suddenly turns to the victim’s uncle/husband and attention to a trial full of courtroom theatrics. Then a nearly identical murder a year later adds a new wrinkle to the case. But that’s still not all.

Culled from the historic pages of the New York Daily World, the Philadelphia Inquirer and other newspapers of the era.

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