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Southern Nightmare: When a Serial Killer Stalked Richmond Podcast Preview

Thirty years ago a man stalked the women of Southside. A podcast starting May 30th will explore the methods used to catch a killer that ultimately changed the face of modern American law enforcement.

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Southern Nightmare: The Hunt for the South Side Strangler is a new true-crime podcast, launching on May 30th.  Richmond journalist Richard Foster working with Style Weekly magazine and WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio will be diving into a serial killer that terrorized Richmond.

The killer was active 30 years ago and was the first murderer in U.S. history caught using DNA evidence. Not knowing how the Podcast is going to present the information I’ll just give the link to the Wikipedia article and this YouTube Documentary which will give you more details.

Tonight will be your chance to get a preview of the podcast. Richard Foster will be at Grace E. Harris Hall at VCU interviewing a retired Richmond Homicide Detective that worked the case. The discussion begins at 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public, doors open at 6:45 PM.

More information on the Facebook Event:

FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC. DOORS OPEN AT 6:45 P.M. You’re invited to a live sneak preview event for Southern Nightmare: The Hunt for the South Side Strangler, a new true-crime podcast hosted by Richmond journalist Richard Foster in cooperation with Style Weekly magazine and WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio. Launching May 30, the in-depth, 10-episode weekly podcast will feature exclusive interviews with homicide detectives, FBI profilers, prosecutors and friends and family of the victims. This event, held at VCU’s Harris Hall auditorium and hosted by the VCU Student Media Center, will feature live interviews with a retired Richmond homicide detective and others connected to the case. For more information, visit www.southernnightmare.com.

PEN America Support for this event comes from PEN America’s Press Freedom Incentive Fund, a resource for mobilizing communities around information access, media truth, news literacy, and other issues related to press freedom advocacy.

You can subscribe to the podcast here.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Day after day hanging off, under, and all over a bridge has to be challenging work.

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The work on Nickel Bridge continues. A sign of hope though, it looked like yesterday, when this picture was taken, that they were taking down the coverings. A better reporter/photographer would have asked these gentlemen how much longer. Unfortunately in this case I’m most definitely not your huckleberry. Officially work is scheduled to continue “through the fall”.

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Suspect Sought in Manchester Larceny

Between 7 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. on September 2, 2020, the suspect broke into a detached garage in the 1500 block of Porter Street and stole various electrical tools.

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From RPD:

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photos. He is suspected of breaking into a garage in the Manchester neighborhood and stealing several items.

Between 7 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. on September 2, 2020, the suspect broke into a detached garage in the 1500 block of Porter Street and stole various electrical tools.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call First Precinct Detective T. Wilson at (804) 646-0672 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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