publication date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (part of Fall 2021)
clue: During his decade of incarceration, the residents of his Ohio town continued to receive the threatening letters that started his alleged campaign of terror against one family in particular.
explanation: Starting in 1976, residents of Circleville, Ohio began to receive threatening letters, especially married couple Mary and Ron Gillispie. Ron was killed in a mysterious car accident and Mary was nearly killed by a booby trap that failed. Suspicion fell on Ron's brother-in-law Freshour, who was convicted of attempted murder despite evidence of his innocence, but the letters continued during his incarceration. To this day, the case is widely considered unsolved. more…