The Felon File

The Felon File Podcast is a discussion of law enforcement history, issues, and incidents. Stories of justice and justice failed, in the Appalachian Mountains and beyond. Hosted by Scott Lunsford, retired police detective sergeant, author, and researcher. Listened to in 22 countries worldwide.


episode 14: Episode -11 The Murder of 17 year old Muriel Baldridge 1947

Episode -11 The Murder of 17 year old Muriel Baldridge  in 1947

The Podcast starts with a brief musical ballad telling the story of a  tragic event from the Appalachian Mountains.  The Ballad written in 1949, the recording made in 1977.

The Ballad tell the story of the tragic Murder of Muriel Baldridge, the 17-year old high school cheerleader who was found beaten to death under a bridge the morning of June 28, 1949 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. 

The Murder after a decades of investigation by local, state and federal investigators follows a strange path of confessions, retracted confessions and finally a sensational  trial with a controversial verdict. 

To this day the case remains unsolved and thought of as one  very confusing investigation and legal case in Eastern Kentucky  if not the South.


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 2019-05-05  30m