In a state with wide-open vistas and scenic wilderness, clues to an unsolved murder can disappear as quickly as footprints in the falling snow. Montana Murder Mysteries is a podcast brought to you by ABC FOX Montana. Missoula-based journalists Blake Simonson and Angela Marshall explore cold case homicides with up-to-date reporting and firsthand interviews with investigators. Visit abcfoxmontana.com to see photos, additional information and sources for each episode.
BREAKING NEWS: Genetic Genealogy Used to Solve Siobhan McGuinness Cold Case
After 46 years, the family of Siobhan McGuinness continues to find healing after learning the name of her killer: Richard William Davis. And as we learned, authorities are using genetic genealogy to solve even the coldest of cold cases. In this Breaking News episode of Montana Murder Mysteries, you can hear more about how they connected Davis to the crime, how genetic genealogy is being used to solve cold cases across the country and how they're now reaching out to other law enforcement agencies to find other cold case victims of Richard William Davis.
BREAKING NEWS: Decades-Old Siobhan McGuinness Murder Solved
Five-year-old Siobhan McGuinness was abducted, sexually assaulted and murdered in February of 1974. Now, 46 years later, her family is finally getting answers.
Rest Home Rapes and Homicides Part 3: Lasting Impacts on Law Enforcement, Local Journalist
MISSOULA - Today, ABC FOX Montana brings you the final of a three-part series, brought to you by our "Montana Murder Mysteries" podcast. The horrendous and baffling murders of Nancy Lagerquist and Bertha Scott at Riverside Health Care Center have remained unsolved for the past 30 years and have had lasting impacts on law enforcement and one local newspaper journalist.
Rest Home Rapes and Homicides Part 2: The Death of Bertha Scott
ABC FOX Montana brings you a look into Part Two of a Three-Part series, brought to you by our "Montana Murder Mysteries" podcast. The mysterious abduction, rape and murder of Nancy Lagerquist, an 87-year-old Riverside Health Care Center nursing home resident, put Missoula police on a path of looking at all small clues to help them solve the crime. The investigation took them to a place that they never thought they would find themselves-- a city cemetery. There, another clue to the case would be found six-feet-under-- a second murder victim by the name of Bertha E. Scott.
Rest Home Rapes and Homicides Part 1: The Death of Nancy Z. Lagerquist
In 1990, the body of an elderly woman was found naked, badly bruised and raped all while lying face down in the willows alongside Missoula's Clark Fork River. Even in the hot summer, the murder of Nancy Z. Lagerquist was so chilling, so bizarre that it had law enforcement and an ambitious crime reporter looking at finite evidence to solve the case.
Trial Set for Suspect in Crites Murder
We bring you another breaking news episode of Montana Murder Mysteries as Leon Ford, the man accused of killing John "Mike" Crites in 2011, has been extradited back to Montana.