Around sunset on Oct. 25, 1828, Rebecca McCrory left home on foot for her sister’s house. She never made it. Her body was found two days later, her throat cut from ear to ear. At first, neighbors thought the pregnant teenager had killed herself, but an inquest and examination proved she had been murdered.
After the men investigating Rebecca McCrory’s death determined she was murdered, the hunt began for her killer. Suspicion fell quickly upon a neighbor and suitor, Edward Nixon, who went into hiding and was not found until three days after the discovery of the body.
- Real-life Washington murder series coming to O-R
- Chapter One: No ordinary crime
- Chapter Two: Hard work, hard play in a boomtown
- Chapter Three: Road to riches, road to ruin
- Chapter Four: A chance at a new life
- Chapter Five: Drama in a packed courtroom
- Chapter Six: An exhausted jury delivers its verdict