E174: Alonzo Robinson & The Toledo Clubber

(note: time stamps are without ads & may be off a little)

This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Alonzo Robinson and The Toledo Clubber. Robinson was a black man, a grave robber, a murderer and cannibal. His story is said to be part of the inspiration for the character Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, the book by Thomas Harris that was made into the movie of the same name. There may or may not be a link to a perpetrator in Ohio dubbed The Toledo Clubber. Happy Halloween!

First, we dive into the setting (08:47), the killers early life (30:06) and the timeline (32:31).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (51:23), “Where are they now?” (55:55) followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (56:21).  

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered and our shout outs (01:03:10). 

This episode was researched & scripted by Wendy & Beth Williams.

Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time… look alive guys, it’s crazy out there!


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