Month: July 2020

Pretty Things and A Good Right Hook

In 1922, Myrtle Belden was a rural mail carrier around Yorkville, Illinois. A single woman in her late twenties, she cared about her position and, seemingly, did a good job. For whatever reason, the cashier of the Farmer’s State Bank in Yorkville, a man… Continue Reading “Pretty Things and A Good Right Hook”

Episode 52: Pretty Things and a Good Right Hook

In many true crime tales, women are all too often the unfortunate victims. In the 1920’s, Hazel Anderson and Helen Depue turned the tables and showed just how ferocious they could be. Sources Girl and Woman Rout Bandit in Daring Battle. The Davenport Democrat… Continue Reading “Episode 52: Pretty Things and a Good Right Hook”

Episode 51: The Koenig Murder/Suicide of 1870

William Koenig came to America with his family for a better opportunity. On a warm August night in 1870, it ended in tragedy and death.      

The Koenig Murder/Suicide of 1870

Some have said that the most dangerous people that you can ever come across are people that have nothing to lose. They aren’t going to lose any social standing. They’re not going to lose the respect or love of their family. They’re broke, so… Continue Reading “The Koenig Murder/Suicide of 1870”

Episode 50: The Girl in Room 30: The Murder of Marie Wick

In 1921, 18-year-old Marie Wick checked into a Fargo hotel while travelling to visit her aunt. What happened that night in Room 30 would become one of the most vicious murders to ever occur in North Dakota. Sources Girl Murdered In Fargo Hotel. Grand… Continue Reading “Episode 50: The Girl in Room 30: The Murder of Marie Wick”

The Girl in Room 30: The Murder of Marie Wick

Earlier this  year, I was driving down Illinois Route 84, heading north toward the town of Fulton. The road runs alongside the Mississippi River along the edge of the state, and can make for a beautiful drive on the right day. Unfortunately for me,… Continue Reading “The Girl in Room 30: The Murder of Marie Wick”