30 episodes

On March 27th 1973, the nude lifeless body of 15 year old Tina Davidson was found on the cold rocky shoreline of Lake Michigan. She had been brutally stabbed 61 times and her killer has never been identified. This podcast attempts to shed light on the murder and possibly bring in new tips and leads.

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On March 27th 1973, the nude lifeless body of 15 year old Tina Davidson was found on the cold rocky shoreline of Lake Michigan. She had been brutally stabbed 61 times and her killer has never been identified. This podcast attempts to shed light on the murder and possibly bring in new tips and leads.

    MCM6 - Shirley Stewart

    MCM6 - Shirley Stewart

    The sixth suspected victim was 17 year old Shirley Stewart. On January 2nd, 1980,  she was last seen leaving her job at a at a maid clinic in madison. Almost a year and a half later, on July 16th, 1981, four archaeology students where mapping a state park in the town of westport. Westport is a small town just north of Madison. Not too far from the Waunakee Marsh state wildlife area.  As the students were mapping the Indanolo area on the north shore of Lake Medona, they discovered Shirley's body, hidden in a bush about 50 feet into the thick woods. www.searchingforclosure.com

    • 8 min
    MCM5 - Susan Lemahieu

    MCM5 - Susan Lemahieu

    The case of Susan Lemahieu is honestly one of the more tragic cases I've looked into since I started to investigate the mad city murders.. Normally when I run a newspaper search of victims names, I get hundreds of articles. When I ran Christine Rothschild name and narrowed the search results to only show articles between 1968 and 1969, I was shown almost 300 articles. But when i searched for Susan with no date restrictions, I only found 9. And the majority of them only linked her to the other women associated with these murders, all of whom had so many more articles.  So why does Christine get so much coverage, but Susan barely gets a mention?www.searchingforclosure.com

    • 10 min
    MCM4 - Julie Speerschneider

    MCM4 - Julie Speerschneider

    The fourth suspected victim in the Mad City Murders, was 20 year old Julie Speerschneider. She was described as a physically striking free spirit, who never held back when it came to speaking her mind. At the same time, she would never tease or come on to a guy who picked her up hitchhiking, but some agree that it’s possible she could say something to anger someone. On March 27th, 1979, Julie was last seen leaving the 602 club on University Avenue near downtown Madison. She hitchhiked to a friends house, but she would never be seen alive again. www.searchingforclosure.com

    • 9 min
    MCM3 - Julie Ann Hall

    MCM3 - Julie Ann Hall

    The third suspected victim in the Mad City Murders, was 18 year old Julie Ann Hall. She had just moved to Madison two months earlier, after studying for a short time at a technical school . For the previous month and a half she worked as a library assistant in the archives section at the Wisconsin historical society of Madison.  Friday, June 16th of 1978, was the last time Julie would be seen alive. That night she went on a date with a male friend at a bar just off the east side of Capitol Square in downtown Madison. It wasn't until the first day of summer, June 21st 1978, when a farmer would make a shocking discovery as he was tending to his land. www.searchingforclosure.com

    • 10 min
    MCM2 - Debra Bennett

    MCM2 - Debra Bennett

    The second suspected victim in the Mad City Murders, was 20 year old Debra Bennett. She was a popular girl, who always had a lot of friends but was not very good at keeping secrets. She was a good hearted person who trusted almost everyone. After she graduated high school, Debra grew restless in the small town of Ridgeway, and moved to Madison. Her sister Sharon described Debra as "sort of a little girl who never really grew up." Unfortunately, after she moved to Madison, she would never have a chance to really grow up. Her burned body was found in a field on July 21, 1976, and her killer has never been identified.www.searchingforclosure.com

    • 17 min
    MCM1 - Christine Rothschild

    MCM1 - Christine Rothschild

    The first suspected victim in the Mad City Murders, was 18 year old Christine Rothschild. She was an intelligent, beautiful, modest, and motivated young woman who was attending the University of Wisconsin Madison to pursue her dream of becoming a journalist.  On May 25 1968, her bright future would be snuffed out far too soon, and to this day her killer is still unknown. www.searchingforclosure.com

    • 18 min

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