Southern Nightmare: The Hunt for the South Side Strangler

Episode 4: Her Last Debt

June 18, 2018

On Thanksgiving weekend 1987 a quiet townhouse community in suburban Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C., is rocked by the bondage strangulation murder of a woman in her home. A hundred miles north of the state capital in Richmond, Arlington only saw a handful of murders a year but officers there had encountered a murder exactly like this before -- three years earlier and just a couple miles away. This episode continues the story of the South Side Strangler serial killings.

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