Book: The WVU Coed Murders
Author: Geoffrey Fuller and S. James McLaughlin
This is my 106th read for the year
This is the story of two freshman at West Virginia University who were murdered in 1970. Mared and Karen were found in the woods beheaded after hitchhiking near their campus. After 63 years their murder has never been solved. The cops at the time worked with suspects that seemed to fit the murders, but they were all dead ends. As the years went by, the case got colder and colder. After 100s of interviews and looking into all the suspects, the murderer was never caught. Enter Geoffrey and Sarah who thought they might be able to use the modern age to open the case and find out what happened to these young women. In 2021, they started a podcast about the murders and then wrote this book and still came up empty handed in the end.
This was an okay book. I am glad I read it because my parents actually were at WVU as students in 1970. I was curious about the case, and was hoping that because of the podcast and book that the murder was finally caught. But he wasn't. The book is a bit dry - delving deep into the ins and outs of the case, but more interesting than dull overall. I am glad I read it even if the ending was not what I was hoping for (the murder being solved)