Episode 11: Buried Secrets

People love stories of buried treasure, but that’s not the only thing that people bury. A group of North Dakota workmen discovered this in 1915 when they uncovered buried secrets no one was ever meant to find.



Larson, Troy.  The Strange Tale of the Midnight Rider: Serial Killer Eugene Butler. http://www.ghostsofnorthdakota.com, 6/23/2017

Larson, Troy. Niagara, North Dakota: Former Home of a Serial Killer. http://www.ghostsofnorthdakota.com, 3/1/2016

Iler, Amy. From Years Past: A North Dakota Serial Killer & the Devils Lake “Serpent” It Takes 2 with Jack & Amy, 6/26/2017

Notice of Sale of Real Estate. Grand Forks Herald, 12/24/1912

Eugene Butler’s Insanity. Jamestown Weekly Alert, 7/8/1915

Niagara Recluse Murdered Six. The Ward County Independent, 7/1/1915

Six Bodies With Skulls Crushed Are Found at Niagara, N.D. The Bismark Tribune, 6/27/1915

Six Skeletons Were Unearthed. Jamestown Weekly Alert, 7/1/1915

The Six Skeleton Mystery. Jamestown Weekly Alert, 7/1/1915

Believed Butler Murdered Family. The Bismarck Tribune, 7/1/1915

Inmate For 8 Years. Jamestown Weekly Alert, 11/9/1911

Old Larimore Case Recalled By Death. Grand Forks Herald, 11/1/1911

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 2/4/1904

The Bismark Tribune, 2/1/1904

New York Attorney in the City. Grand Forks Herald, 10/20/1906

Believes His Brother Victim At Niagara. The Weekly Times-Record, 7/22/1915

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 10/26/1911

Linnabery, Ann Marie. Niagara Discoveries: Niagara, N.D., got its name from  former New Yorkers. Ockport Union-Sun & Journal, 4/19/2014.

Public may hold key to solving 100-year-old ND murder mystery. http://www.inforum.com, 3/1/2016

Hornung, Sabrina. Eugene Butler Had a Secret: Niagara’s Unsolved Murder Mystery. http://www.hpr1.com, 2/7/2018


United States Census Records

New York State Census Records

State Historical Society of North Dakota Website – http://www.history.nd.gov


Body of person dead for years is found in old Council Bluffs grocery store. http://www.1011now.com

Davis, Tyler J. Police: Body foundin shuttered Council Bluffs supermarket may have been there for years. Des Moines Register, 1/24/2019

Brummer-Clark, Courtney. Body discovered inside vacant No Frills store on West Broadway. The Daily Nonpareil, 1/24/2019

Hignett, Katherine. Dead Body Found Between Shelves and Coolers At Iowa Supermarket Closed Since 2016. Newsweek, 1/25/2019

Khanyi Molomo, 20 Images of Treasure Hunters Making the Discovery of a Lifetime. http://www.thetravel.com, 10/28/2018

Melrose, Kevin. ‘Action Comics’ #1 found in wall of house sells for $175,000. http://www.cbr.com, 6/12/2013

Butler Feared That His Life Was In Danger. The Bismarck Tribune, 6/29/1915


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