Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color

E135: Tony Von Carruthers

October 7, 2021

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This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Tony Von Carruthers, who, along with two other men, kidnapped, killed and buried alive three people in Memphis.

We dive into the setting (10:25), the killers early life (22:32) and the timeline (25:48).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (38:06), "Where are they now?" (50:27) followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (55:31).  

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered (01:00:05) and our shout outs (01:02:58). 

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