The Fiend With The Wristwatch Tattoo

YESTERDAY’S NEWS —

Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism…

The Kidnapping And Murder Of Betty Schnaidt

I dedicate episode 203 to listener Charlene Hall, who not only requested a show about a brutal murder and kidnapping in her hometown, but also sent me her personal collection of clippings to form the basis for this story. Turns out, Charlene’s hometown murder was the culmination of a summer of terror and a brutal cross-country kidnapping spree.



  • Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
  • Additional music by Chuck Wiggins
  • Media management by Sean R. Jones
  • Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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