E181: Matthew Emmanuel Macon

Matthew Emmanuel Macon, aka The Monster of Mid-Michigan, terrorized the city of Lansing, Michigan in the 2000s. There were numerous sexual assaults and beatings in Lansing not officially linked to Macon, but very likely done by him, before his crimes escalated to murder. His victims were of various races and ethnicities, but most were middle-aged and elderly women who lived alone.

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First, we dive into the setting (10:02), the killers early life (19:37) and the timeline (26:56).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (45:39), “Where are they now?” (54:51) followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (01:00:12).  

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered () and our shout outs (01:03:53). 

This episode was researched & scripted by Minnie 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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Footnotes

Articles/Websites

Murderpedia. (n.d.). Matthew Emmanuel Macon. Retrieved 11/22/2022 from https://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/macon-matthew.htm

Wiseman, AJ. (10/08/2021). The Monster of Mid-Michigan. CrimeBeat. Retrieved 11/22/2022 from https://medium.com/crimebeat/the-monster-of-mid-michigan-1b6a2053b417

Denzel, S. (2012). Claude McCollum. The National Registry of Exonerations. Retrieved 11/22/2022 from https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=3421

Hassett, K and McCurtis, J. (01/08/2005). Police: LCC suspect knew crime details. Lansing State Journal. Retrieved 11/22/2022 from https://www.newspapers.com/clip/113476859/police-lcc-suspect-knew-crime-details/

Lambert, T. (07/02/2007). 400 turn out to pay last respects.  Lansing State Journal. Retrieved 11/22/2022 from https://www.newspapers.com/clip/113478701/groups-vow-to-carry-over-hallman-legacy/

Heywood, T. (08/24/2017). Summer of terror, 10 years later.  Lansing City Pulse. Retrieved 11/24/2022 from https://www.lansingcitypulse.com/stories/summer-of-terror-10-years-later,1776

Lansing State Journal. (12/24/2004). Lansing police seek clues in beating death. Retrieved 11/25/2022 from https://www.newspapers.com/clip/113616291/lansing-police-seek-clues-in-beating/

Bouffard, B. (09/01/2007).  Victim’s friends express mix of relief, doubt about arrest. Lansing State Journal. Retrieved 11/25/2022 from https://www.newspapers.com/clip/113616805/victims-friends-express-mix-of-relief/

State of Michigan Court of Appeals. (01/21/2010). People of the State of Michigan v. Matthew Emmanuel Macon. Retrieved 11/29/2022 from https://murderpedia.org/male.M/images/macon_matthew_e/286662.opn.pdf

Hackney, S. (08/31/2007).  Victims all lived alone, police say. Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 11/29/2022 from https://www.newspapers.com/clip/113831478/victims-all-lived-alone-police-say/

NBC News. (11/05/2007). Suspect in Michigan deaths ordered to face trial. Retrieved 11/29/2022 from https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna21644766

Christoff, C. (08/31/2007). Serial Killing Suspect Arrested. Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 11/30/2022 from https://www.newspapers.com/clip/113884015/serial-killing-suspect-arrested/

Grasha, K. and Rook, C. (09/06/2007). Missed Opportunity? Lansing State Journal. Retrieved 11/30/2022 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/210461301/?terms=%22Louise%20Delgado-Yates%22&match=1&clipping_id=113884895

Gladwin County Record. (01/25/2005). Woman found dead in Lansing. Retrieved 12/01/2022 from https://www.gladwinmi.com/news/woman-found-dead-in-lansing/article_6a485f2f-5c11-544c-9970-e2f0c3c2b6a6.html

History

Wilcutt, Dani M.; Elliott, Emily Joan. (11/24/2021). Ask ELi: What’s Behind the Land Acknowledgment of the Indigenous History of East Lansing?. East Lansing Info. Retrieved 12/03/2022 from https://eastlansinginfo.news/ask-eli-whats-behind-the-land-acknowledgment-of-the-indigenous-history-of-east-lansing/

Lansing.org. (n.d.). History of Greater Lansing. Retrieved 12/03/2022 from https://www.lansing.org/about-us/greater-lansing-history/

Boystown.org. (n.d.). ​​​​​​The Writings of Father Flanagan. Retrieved 12/03/2022 from https://www.boystown.org/about/father-flanagan/Pages/father-flanagan-quotes.aspx

Wikipedia contributors. (08/31/2022). REO Town. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12/03/2022 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=REO_Town&oldid=1107726517

Boes, Steven E. (12/24/2021). Midlands Voices: The sad history of injustice and indifference inflicted on vulnerable kids. Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 12/03/2022 from https://omaha.com/opinion/columnists/midlands-voices-the-sad-history-of-injustice-and-indifference-inflicted-on-vulnerable-kids/article_0f14ca9c-61da-11ec-9b8b-b7764add1b34.html

Garrett Smeltekop, Nicole. (02/14/2012). Malcolm X: Formative Years in Michigan. Michiganology. Retrieved 12/03/2022 from https://michiganology.org/stories/malcolm-x-formative-years-in-michigan/

Americans All. (n.d.). Jim Crow Laws: Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota and Mississippi. Retrieved 12/03/2022 from https://americansall.org/legacy-story-group/jim-crow-laws-massachusetts-michigan-minnesota-and-mississippi

The Brookings Institution. (n.d.). Restoring Prosperity: The State role in Revitalizing America’s Older Industrial Cities. Retrieved 12/03/2022 from https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/20070520_oicMI.pdf

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