A Look Back 30 Years after the Unsolved Massachusetts Highway Killing Spree
On this week's edition of Spooky Southcoast, the Spooky Crew welcomed Maureen Boyle, author of Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer, and filmmaker Aaron Cadieux, co-director of The Highway Murders documentary series, to discuss the still unsolved case.
This past week marked the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the first body on July 3, 1988, and eight more would eventually be found between July 1988 and June 1989. Two women believed to be victims of the serial killer were never found, meaning the killer likely had a total of 11 victims...but Aaron explains why he feels it could possibly be even more than that.
Maureen was the crime reporter for The Standard-Times in New Bedford when the murders took place, and she was covering the case on a day-to-day basis through all the bodies being discovered, suspects being investigated, and has spent the last 30 years trying to put the pieces together as best she can.
Aaron, the award-winning co-director of The Bridgewater Triangle documentary, was only a young boy when the murders occurred, but has become dedicated to sharing the stories of the victims, their families, and all of the ins and outs of the case that would be absolutely unbelievable if it wasn't actually true.
Earlier in the show, we are joined briefly by Ken DeCosta to discuss next week's Ocean State Paracon, which is now in its seventh year raising money for local Rhode Island charities.
We also briefly touch upon the new version of EchoVox (pun intended), that will be released this week and will be the next step forward in spirit communication.
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