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H2H 4. 165. Sue and Mindy Marshel. Dead on the Fourth of July.

July 4, 1995 Wayne City, IL. 38 year old Sue Marshel Gerslinger and her 13 year old daughter have missed the family’s Fourth of July get together. An ex of Sue’s is back in town and unbeknownst to her relatives, Sue and her daughter are going to the town’s 4th of July celebration and fireworks with him. The next day, Sue’s car is found halfway submerged in a pond in Wayne County, filled with blood. When two bodies are found in a different rural pond, this small town where neighbors knew each other by name and children played freely, found itself forever altered. This is Sue and Mindy Marshel. Dead on the Fourth of July.

Sources used for this podcast:

Journal Gazette | 6.5.1996 | AP

Northwest Herald | 6.19.1996 | AP

Daily Republican Register | 6.4.1996 | Frank Fisher AP

Daily Republican Register | 6.6.1996 | AP

Daily Republican Register | 6.11.1996 | AP

Effingham Daily News | 7.11.1995 | AP

Daily Chronicle | 7.9.1995 | AP

Daily Illini | 7.12.1995 | AP

Southern Illinoisian | 6.14.1996 | AP

Southern Illinoisian | 7.9.1995 | Nick Mariano


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