Episode 112: The Icebox Murders

In 1965, two police officers knocked on the door of a small house in Houston, Texas. They were there to check on Fred and Edwina Rogers, an elderly couple who hadn’t contacted their family for a week. Going inside the house, they found no one. On an impulse, they opened the refrigerator and discovered one of the most gruesome crimes to ever occur in Texas history.



Grisly Murder Found Near Downtown Houston. Longview News-Journal, 6/24/1965

Houston Couple Butchered. Amarillo Globe-Times, 6/24/1965

Houston Police Push Search for Recluse. The Amarillo Globe-Times, 6/25/1965

Clues Still Sought in 2 Slayings. The Austin American, 6/27/1965

Police Still Seek Missing Houston Man. Longview News-Journal, 6/27/1965

Man Sought Here in Houston Slaying. The Austin American, 6/28/1965

Sought Here. The Austin American, 6/30/1965

Butcher Suspect is in Huntsville. Longview News-Journal, 7/9/1965

Man Falsely Says He’s Son of Murdered Pair. Corpus Cristi Times, 7/10/1965

Koetting, Nicki. The Chilling Tale of the Icebox Murders. Houstonia Magazine, December 2018.

Margaritoff, Marco. Edited by Erik Hawkins. The Case of the Grisly Ice Box Murders That Horrified Houston in 1965. Allthatsinteresting.com, 5/26/2021

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