Episode 248 looks at two strange murders from my hometown. They take place in a part of town known as Peck’s Addition, named for the doctor who originally purchased and plotted the lots. Peck’s Addition is bottom land near the Great Miami River, and until a flood protection project in 1913 helped keep the river at bay, the land was occupied and farmed by some of the city’s poorest citizens. So I guess it’s no wonder that a crop would be a matter of life and death.
The Peck’s Addition Half-Acre of Corn Murder: Concerns a deadly mix-up over who’s supposed to be planting the potatoes and corn.
The Peck’s Addition Melon Patch Murder: He kept telling those boys to quit stealing his melons, so when their father starts making a road through his melon patch, things turn ugly.
The Scoundrel William Condon: Banjo Murderer. This is a little orphan story, one that I came across and found so much promise in, but there’s just no more to it. You don’t come across a banjo murder every day, though maybe you should.
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Opening and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org.
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
Richard O Jones, Executive Producer