Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color

E123: Jarvis Catoe

May 27, 2021

This week Wendy and Beth discuss the case of Jarvis Theodore Roosevelt Catoe, a serial killer who was active from 1935-1941, but possibly as early as 1929, in Washington DC and New York, NY. 

We dive into the setting (12:59), the killer's early life (24:43) and the timeline (30:38). Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (50:09) followed by "Where are they now?" (59:13). We get into our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (1:00:25).  

As usual, we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered (1:05:41) and our shout outs (1:10:17 ).  

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Footnotes

Articles/Websites

Murderpedia. (n.d.). Jarvis Catoe. Retrieved 05/06/2021 from https://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/catoe-jarvis.htm

Keller, Robert. (04/30/2015). Serial Killers: Jarvis Catoe. Keller on The Loose. Retrieved 05/17/2021 from http://www.robertkellerauthor.com/2015/04/serial-killers-jarvis-catoe.html

Meaghan. (01/13/2012). 1943: Jarvis Catoe. Executed Today. Retrieved 05/22/2021 from http://www.executedtoday.com/tag/jarvis-catoe/

Evening star. (08/29/1941). Officials Act Quickly to Prosecute Confessed Killer of Seven Women. Chronicling America. Retrieved 05/22/2021 from https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/data/batches/dlc_1tatlin_ver01/data/sn83045462/00280602930/1941082901/0735.pdf

Arizona Republic. (09/03/1941). Rapist-Slayer Held For Jury. Newspapers.com. Retrieved 05/23/2021 from https://www.newspapers.com/clip/9334840/arizona-republic/

Casetext.com. (10/05/1942). Catoe v United States. Retrieved 05/23/2021 from https://casetext.com/case/catoe-v-united-states

Wetsch, Elisabeth. (n.d.). CATOE Jarvis. Crimezzz.net. Retrieved 05/23/2021 from http://www.crimezzz.net/serialkillers/C/CATOE_jarvis_r.php

Gueli, Cindy. (n.d.). Scandalous Washington: World War II Edition Part I. Retrieved 05/23/2021 from https://cindygueli.com/2015/09/08/scandalous-washington-world-war-ii-edition-part-1-2/

Garnett, Vance. (09/28/1997). HOMICIDE: WILL THE SHAKE-UP HELP? The Washington Post. Retrieved 05/23/2021 from https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1997/09/28/homicide-will-the-shake-up-help/bec5cb21-13ea-4c5a-b1b6-711c0a9693ae/

Time Magazine. (09/08/1941). CRIME: Stay Away from My Door. Retrieved 05/23/2021 from http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,849445,00.html

History

McQuirter, Marya Annette, Ph.D. (n.d.). A BRIEF HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN WASHINGTON, DC. Retrieved 05/24/2021 from https://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/a-brief-history-of-african-americans-in-washington-dc

Encyclopedia Britannica. (n.d.). History of Washington, D.C. Retrieved 05/24/2021 from https://www.britannica.com/place/Washington-DC/History

Brockell, Gillian. (04/16/2021). Desperate for freedom, 77 enslaved people tried to escape aboard the Pearl. They almost made it. The Washington Post. Retrieved 05/24/2021 from https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/04/16/pearl-slave-escape/

Little, Becky. (07/14/2020). How Woodrow Wilson Tried to Reverse Black American Progress. History.com. Retrieved 05/24/2021 from https://www.history.com/news/woodrow-wilson-racial-segregation-jim-crow-ku-klux-klan

Carter, Elliot. (08/11/2016). Washington During Wartime. Architect of The Capital. Retrieved 05/24/2021 from https://architectofthecapital.org/posts/2016/7/30/washington-at-war

The Lipstick Brigade. (n.d.). Retrieved 05/24/2021 from https://thelipstickbrigade.com/

National Park Service. (n.d.). Native Peoples of Washington, DC. Retrieved 05/24/2021 from https://www.nps.gov/articles/native-peoples-of-washington-dc.htm

Wikipedia contributors. (03/19/2021). Nacotchtank. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 05/24/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nacotchtank&oldid=1013011481

Books

Vronsky, Peter. (2021). American Serial Killers: The Epidemic Years 1950-2000. New York, NY: Berkley.

Podcasts

Williams, Alvin; Evans, Francel (hosts). (7/13/2020). Taxi Cab Confessions [Audio podcast].  Retrieved on 5/14/2021 from 

Video

Gueli, Cindy. (08/20/2015). World War II Edition - Part I:  A Serial Killer on the Loose.  Scandalous Washington. Retrieved on 5/14/2021 from https://scandalouswashington.com/2015/08/20/scandalous-washington-world-war-ii-edition-part-1/

How Not to Get Murdered

https://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/5-ways-to-buy-and-sell-safely-on-facebook-marketplace/

https://www.safety.com/rideshare-safety-tips/

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