The Starved Rock Murders with Andy Hale
EP 7: The Smoking Gun (bloody overalls and the conversation overheard by the telephone operator)
In the months following the murders at Starved Rock countless reports, memos and other assorted documents were created. Some were preserved. Some were filed away and are still waiting to be discovered in rusty filing cabinets or disintegrating evidence boxes somewhere. Others have simply been lost or destroyed leaving us with only part of the story. But of the thousands of pages that still remain there are clues to what really happened in 1960. Sometimes sifting through these clues for something new, something relevant, something that can actually explain the truth of what happened can feel like searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack. But once in a case, sometimes once in a lifetime, you find that needle, that smoking gun… And just a week ago, after painstakingly reviewing old documents, we found it. We found a key document that will break this case wide open, the Zelensek Memo. In this episode, quick simply, we blow this case wide open. For more information, documents, photos, and other assets associated with and referenced in episode 6’s coverage of the case, visit andyhalepodcast.com.