On a fall evening in Corvallis, Oregon in 1967, 17-year-old Dick Kitchel, a senior at the high school, disappeared after attending a party. Ten days later, his body was spotted by two children as it floated down the Willamette River. He had been beaten and strangled. Now nearly 50 years later, a classmate, New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Morris returns to her hometown to write about how the murder changed the town and the lives Dick Kitchel’s friends.

A true story of murder, sex and betrayal.

The definitive account of the disappearance of Susan Cox Powell and the double murder-suicide of her husband and sons.

The only book about Ann Marie Burr, who vanished in 1961, and her neighbor who grew up to be a serial killer. Get the new edition in paper back, ebook, and audio book.

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Rebecca Morris on Crime Stoppers

Morris talks about the Ann Marie Burr – Ted Bundy connection. She first wrote about the disappearance of Ann Marie Burr in 2007 for The Seattle Times. The story led to her friendship with Ann’s mother, Beverly Burr, who Morris spent hundreds of hours talking with before Burr died in 2008.

Read Ted and Ann, the story of one of the 20th century’s most fascinating cold cases.

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