Episode 61: Does Bessie Moore Haunt Wepp’s Tavern After Her Murder?

Shortly before Christmas 1946, 35-year-old Bessie Moore trip to bake cookies with a friend ended in tragedy. The events of that December day still echo 75-years later.




Conduct Search for Slayer Here. La Crosse Tribune, 12/18/1946, p.1

Love Theory Enters Murder of Waitress in La Crosse. The Journal Times, 12/19/1946

Still Seeking Clues in La Crosse Murder. News-Record, 12/20/1946

Hitchhiker is Being Sought in Shooting. The Daily Tribune, 12/21/1946

Question Many Persons Here. The La Crosse Tribune, 12/21/1946

Call Persons For Inquest. La Crosse Tribune, 12/23/1946, p.1

Experts Identify Gun as Weapon Fired at Waitress. The Journal Times, 12/28/1946.

Release Suspect in Case; Another Youth in Custody. The La Crosse Tribune, 12/29/1946

Officers Still Holding Youth. The La Crosse Tribune, 1/2/1947

Detain Youth As Witness. The La Crosse Tribune, 1/4/1947

Officer Still Probe Slaying. The La Crosse Tribune, 1/14/1947

Public Debate. LaCrosse Tribune, 11/30/1948, p. 4

Finish Probe Of Confession. La Crosse Tribune, 1/22/1953, p. 26

Hoax Seen in Confession of Bessie Moore Murder. La Crosse Tribune, 1/15/1953, p.1

The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Draft Registration Cards for Wisconsin, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 595

The La Crosse Tribune; Publication Date: 23 Sep 1986; Publication Place: La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States of America

Parlin, Geri. Ghost Stories: Dead but not gone. La Crosse Tribune, 10/29/2007

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