In July 1973 Susan Petz and her boyfriend Daniel Porter wanted to beat the heat in Boston and explore the expansive Adirondack Mountains in New York. Susan was due to finish her journalism degree at Boston University in the fall. Daniel and some partners started a growing political polling company and had connections to the Kennedy campaign in Boston. The couple somehow stumbled upon Robert Garrow, a cunning and brutal serial killer, with the text book past, bestiality-animal cruelty, repeated and escalating sex crimes and an inability to tell the truth. This week we scored an interview with veteran journalist Jim Tracy who wrote the definitive account of this harrowing case, Sworn to Silence; The Truth Behind the "Missing Bodies Case" available at most book outlets. This book is a true page turner with, the largest police manhunt in NY state and a years planned, prison escape.
Robert Garrow, ultimately feigned a disability in order to be assigned to a medical hospital, he conned the entire prison administration, while planning his escape. This is a true story, however it is so frightening and compelling you'll wish it was fiction. Tune in to find out why law students still study this case today!
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Great article on this case
Here is an Amazon link to Sworn to Silence, by Jim Tracy