E137: The Texarkana Moonlight Murders

This week Beth and Wendy discuss The Texarkana Moonlight Murders, Texas’ most infamous unsolved murders. In 1946, an unidentified assailant was stalking and killing the residents of Texarkana. Five people were killed, and three were wounded. This story was researched by our new researcher, Maria. Welcome to the Fruitloops team, Maria!

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