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Man From the Train: Solving the Villisca Axe Murders

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Fans of true crime and local history will be familiar with the Villisca Axe Murders of June 10, 1912. Eight people were murdered in a single night, and the killer was never found.

In recognition of the 109th anniversary of the crime, hear from an researcher who believes she's found the solution. In the book, The Man from the Train, Rachel McCarthy James and her father, Bill James, uncover one of the deadliest serial killers in America and tie him to the Villisca murders. Rachel will present their findings and answer audience questions.