“The Case Of The Lady Of The Dunes”

“The Case Of The Lady Of The Dunes”

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THE TRUE CASE THIS STORY IS BASED ON: In the summer of 1974, Provincetown, MA, was shaken by the discovery of a woman’s body near one of its famous beaches. Nicknamed “The Lady of the Dunes,” her identity remained a mystery for nearly fifty years. Police found her with crushed skull, missing hands, and removed teeth, likely to prevent identification. The case sparked numerous theories, including possible connections to a serial killer or a background role in the movie Jaws. Despite exhaustive efforts and multiple exhumations, no definitive leads emerged for decades. In October 2022, the FBI finally identified the Lady of the Dunes as Ruth Marie Terry through investigative genealogy. A year later, authorities named her husband, Guy Rockwell Muldavin, as her killer. Muldavin, who had a history of violence and was suspected in other deaths, had died in 2002, leaving many questions unanswered. The identification of Terry and the resolution of the case brought some closure to a mystery that had haunted the Cape Cod community for decades.

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Jim Rowley for Unspeakable Crimes (Ranker): https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/33cjkhsc
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Originally aired: June 10, 2024

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