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KM Classic: Greencastle Guillotine - Pearl Bryan's Mysteriously Missing Head Kinda Murdery

    • True Crime

This classic Kinda Murdery episode originally aired on April 13, 2023. 

On February 1st, 1893, an African-American teen named John Howling, walking to work in the morning, spotted a young girl, lying in the grass on the side of the road to Fort Thomas Kentucky. At first, John thought she might be sleeping, or worse, taken by the late-winter cold and freezing (or already frozen.) Howling approached and laid a hand gently on the girls shoulder to awaken her. Suddenly, Howling was howling. He let out a blood curdling scream. The girl was headless. John didn't know it yet, but he had discovered the body of beloved Greencastle, Indiana socialite, Pearl Bryan. She was obviously dead, but why had the killer decapitated her, and where was Pearl's head now? Find out on the latest episode of Kinda Murdery!

Call the Kinda Murdery toll-free hotline: 888-MURDERY (888-687-3379) to share your Kinda Murdery story!

Sources: https://ia601502.us.archive.org/9/items/true-detective-march-1929/TrueDetectiveMarch1929.pdf
https://www.nkytribune.com/2020/08/our-rich-history-shoe-dealer-solves-ghastly-murder-of-pearl-bryan-found-missing-her-head-in-1893/

Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/kinda-murdery--5496890/support.

This classic Kinda Murdery episode originally aired on April 13, 2023. 

On February 1st, 1893, an African-American teen named John Howling, walking to work in the morning, spotted a young girl, lying in the grass on the side of the road to Fort Thomas Kentucky. At first, John thought she might be sleeping, or worse, taken by the late-winter cold and freezing (or already frozen.) Howling approached and laid a hand gently on the girls shoulder to awaken her. Suddenly, Howling was howling. He let out a blood curdling scream. The girl was headless. John didn't know it yet, but he had discovered the body of beloved Greencastle, Indiana socialite, Pearl Bryan. She was obviously dead, but why had the killer decapitated her, and where was Pearl's head now? Find out on the latest episode of Kinda Murdery!

Call the Kinda Murdery toll-free hotline: 888-MURDERY (888-687-3379) to share your Kinda Murdery story!

Sources: https://ia601502.us.archive.org/9/items/true-detective-march-1929/TrueDetectiveMarch1929.pdf
https://www.nkytribune.com/2020/08/our-rich-history-shoe-dealer-solves-ghastly-murder-of-pearl-bryan-found-missing-her-head-in-1893/

Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/kinda-murdery--5496890/support.

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