Episode 102: Donald Studey: The Monster of Green Hollow?

In 2007, a woman contacted the press with a startling revelation: her father, Donald Studey, was a serial killer responsible for the deaths of as many as 70 young women at his home in Green Hollow, Iowa. As the story began to make headlines across the nation, the case began to make many twists and turns that made people question what was true and what wasn’t.



Ferkenhoff, Eric and Jamali, Naveed. Dad Was Serial Killer, Woman says, as Cadaver Dogs Scout Field of Nightmares. Newsweek, 10/22/22

Rood, Lee. Did serial killer occupy a remote Iowa hollow? Des Moines Register, 10/28/2022

Lathrop, Daniel. Woman claims her dad was prolific serial killer who buried bodies on property; Iowa officials investigating. Des Moines Register, 10/25/2022

Blackwell, Evelyn. Sheriffs vow to get to truth about Iowa serial killer Donald Studey. World News Era, 10/27/2022

Kennedy, William. How a Serial Killer Investigation in Iowa Turned into a Family Feud. Grunge, 12/14/2022

Sabes, Adam. Iowa police say ‘no evidence’ found after excavation at alleged site where rumored serial killer dumped bodies. Fox News, 12/8/2022

Mueller, Laura. What to Know About Cadaver Dogs: What Cadaver Dogs Do, and More You Should Know. The Spruce Pets, 6/03/2021

Bovsun, Mara. How Cadaver Dogs Help Find Dead Bodies. American Kennel Club (akc.org), 10/16/2021

Ferkenhoff, Eric and Jamali, Naveed.  FBI Joining Hunt for Alleged Iowa Serial Killer’s Burial Ground. Newsweek, 10/25/2022

Balagtas, Tristan. Iowa Woman Claims Dad Was Serial Killer Who Murdered up to 70 Women – and That She Helped Bury Bodies. People, 10/26/2022

Balagtas, Tristan. Daughter Claims Dad Killed Dozens of Women, and She Helped Bury Them. Here’s What’s Next in the Investigation. People, 10/27/2022

Balagtas, Tristan. Woman Who Says Dad Was Serial Killer Told Police About Mass Grave in 2007. They Excavated the Wrong Site. People, 10/28/2022

Ferkenhoff, Eric and Jamali, Naveed.  Third Cadaver Dog Flags Remains at Alleged Iowa Serial Killer’s Burial Site. Newsweek, 11/9/2022

Ferkenhoff, Eric and Jamali, Naveed.  Exclusive: Alleged Serial Killer’s Daughter Explains Why She Told Her Story. Newsweek, 11/19/2022

Rood, Lee. Alleged Iowa serial killer preyed on ‘down-and-out’ women, daughter says. Des Moines Register, 11/28/2022

Ferkenhoff, Eric and Jamali, Naveed.  Lucy Studey Stood Up by FBI For Polygraph in Suspected Iowa Killings Probe. Newsweek, 12/2/2022

Ferkenhoff, Eric and Jamali, Naveed.  Specialists on Site as Authorities Continue Search for Remains at Iowa Site. Newsweek, 12/7/2022

Rood, Lee. Report: Search starts for bodies. Des Moines Register, 12/8/2022

Ferkenhoff, Eric and Jamali, Naveed.  Questions Raised as Authorities Say ‘It’s Over’ in Probe for Remains in Iowa. Newsweek, 12/9/2022

Balagtas, Tristan. Woman Claimed Dad Was Serial Killer and She Helped Bury Bodies, But ‘No Evidence’ Found During Excavation. People, 12/9/2022

Rood, Lee. Evidence of remains not found at Iowa site. Des Moines Register, 12/10/2022

Open Letter: Daughter Who Alleged Father Killed Dozens Slams Investigators. Newsweek, 12/14/2022

Rood, Lee. Was dad a killer? Evidence is lacking. Des Moines Register, 12/30/2022

Ferkenhoff, Eric and Jamali, Naveed.  Daughter Says Authorities Botched Search at Potential Iowa Mass Grave Site. Newsweek, 12/14/2022

Iagenweb.org – The History of Green Hollow

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