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A Body Under The Stairs

Mrs. Peete’s Private Burials

Episode 420 recalls one of America’s lesser-known serial killers, Louise Peete. There’s never been a book or a movie about her, yet during her murderous career, especially her first crime, her Southern charm and polite matronly manner made her a nation-wide front page sensation, with some newspapers printing literally every word of her trial as well as fawning feature stories.

Culled from the historic pages of the Los Angeles Express, the Los Angeles Times, and other newspapers from the era. For more information on this case, I have uploaded my case file with clippings of the complete trial coverage to the Safe House Library. See for yourself at, where you can access the many treasures of the True Crime Historian Vault not available anywhere else.

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