The Starved Rock Murders with Andy Hale
EP 1: The Enduring Mystery of Starved Rock
In the winter of 1960 three women were found brutally murdered in a cave at the Starved Rock State Park. After months of dead ends, a manhunt ensued that ultimately pinned the crime on a 21-year-old dishwasher at the Starved Rock State Park Lodge, Chester Weger. In spite of contradictory physical evidence and under immense pressure from the police, Chester confessed to the crime. He has spent the last 60 years in prison, maintaining his innocence to this day. We kick off this series with an overview of this convoluted tale and the team talks about the parts of the case that cause issues with the integrity of the conviction. For more information, documents, photos, and other assets associated with and referenced in episode 1’s coverage of the case, visit andyhalepodcast.com.