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Authors Deana Nall and Mike Allen provide a fresh look at the decades-old murder—based on court records, police documents, and personal interviews—showing exactly what happened in a crime that captured the attention of an entire state, and beyond.
On the morning of September 26, 1974, the body of Fern Cowen Rodgers was discovered on the floor of her home in Searcy, Arkansas. The sixty-eight-year-old socialite was murdered, sometime in the night, by two bullets fired into her head.
This is the story of that crime and the subsequent investigation and trials. It's a tragic tale that would eventually play out—in bits and pieces—in magazines and newspapers throughout the United States.
Running time 7 hrs 5 min