Ronia-Isabel Cabansag: Between the summers of 1967 and 1969, seven young women were found dead in Washtenaw County, sending the area into a panic. With each body that was found, it became more apparent that the murders were tied. For two long years, local police engaged in a frantic manhunt for a serial killer in Ypsilanti. No one could have foreseen what the hunt would bring - not the psychic that would predict the killer’s next move, not the protests that would arise after the suspect was convicted, and certainly not the discovery of an eighth victim all the way across the country. Tune in tomorrow as we cover the real life, 50-year-old cold cases known today as The Michigan Murders.
We’ve been throwing around the concept for this project since this summer, and the team has been writing since October, so we’re pretty excited to be sharing it with you. The piece we release tomorrow will be part one in a series where Executive News Editor Arica Frisbey will recount the story of the Michigan Murders. We’ll of course cover who each victim was, how she was murdered, and who was arrested for the crimes. But we’ll also take a look at the killer himself, and how he managed to dodge police for two full years before his arrest, despite essentially hiding in plain sight.
With that being said, some of the scenes we describe are quite explicit, so if you plan on tuning in, listener discretion is advised. Until then, this is Ronia-Isabel Cabansag, signing off.