Sometime in the overnight hours of June 9-10, 1912 in the tiny town of Villisca, Iowa, eight people - including six children - were killed by an intruder, with an axe, in cold blood. The case caused a national uproar and years of investigation...and it remains unsolved to this day.
This week, Sean takes us through the facts in one of the most infamous axe murders in American history, and some of the principal suspects throughout the years. Were the Moore family and the young Stillinger girls killed by a hitman over a business rivalry? Targets of an elderly local pervert? Part of a sinister crime spree?
And is it possible that one J.N. Wilkerson of the Burns Detective Agency is the most criminal actor named in this episode?
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