Author and historian Steve Stout: The Starved Rock murders and Cherry Mine Disaster

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

Investigators are seen at St. Louis Canyon in Starved Rock State Park in Illinois, where the beaten bodies of thee middle-aged women hikers were found in a cave, March 16, 1960. (AP Photo/Charles Knoblock)

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Steve Stout is an author and local historian, specializing on the Starved Rock area. He joins Bill and Wendy to touch on the 107th anniversary of the Cherry Mine disaster, and then they turn their focus to the Starved Rock murders. In March of 1960, three women from Riverside were brutally beaten to death at Starved Rock, and it was the crime of the century at it’s time.



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