American Hauntings Podcast

The Lingering Ghost of Nell Cropsey

Episode Summary

This bonus episode discusses the murder and mystery of Nell Cropsey in 1901.

Episode Notes

On the night of November 20, 1901, a young North Carolina woman named Nell Cropsey vanished from her family’s home in Elizabeth City. After a frantic search that lasted more than a month, Nell’s body was discovered floating in a nearby river. She had been brutally murdered – but by who? Her lover spent more than a dozen years in prison, proclaiming his innocence, before being pardoned by the governor. Did he kill Nell? And if not, then who did? And why did he commit suicide soon after getting out of prison?

Stay tuned for Season 3, based on Troy's book Murdered In Their Beds, launching on February 26th, 2019.

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