Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color

E137: Texarkana Moonlight Murders

October 28, 2021

This week Beth and Wendy discuss The Texarkana Moonlight Murders, Texas’ most infamous unsolved murders. In 1946, an unidentified assailant was stalking and killing the residents of Texarkana. Five people were killed, and three were wounded. This story was researched by our new researcher, Maria. Welcome to the Fruitloops team, Maria!

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Footnotes

Articles/Websites

Souerbry, Rachel. (09/30/2020).The Unsolved Mystery Of The Texarkana Midnight Murders. Ranker. Retrieved 10/07/2021 from https://www.ranker.com/list/texarkana-murders/rachel-souerbry

Hendricks, Nancy. (05/13/2016). Texarkana Moonlight Murders. Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved 10/07/2021 from https://encyclopediaofarkansas.net/entries/texarkana-moonlight-murders-4478/

Richter, Karl. (02/07/2020). FBI releases archive on Texarkana's Phantom Killer; over 1,000 pages available online. Arkansas Online. Retrieved 10/07/2021 from https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/feb/07/fbi-releases-archive-texarkanas-phantom-killer-ove/

Wikipedia contributors. (09/14/2021). Texarkana Moonlight Murders. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10/07/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Texarkana_Moonlight_Murders&oldid=1044220228

Criminal Minds Wiki. (n.d.). The Phantom Killer. Retrieved 10/07/2021 from https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/The_Phantom_Killer

History

Wikipedia contributors. (10/04/2021). Caddo. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10/07/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Caddo&oldid=1048107186

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, September 6). Texarkana, Texas. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10/07/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Texarkana,_Texas&oldid=1042820632

Wikipedia contributors. (06/13/2021). Texarkana metropolitan area. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10/13 2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Texarkana_metropolitan_area&oldid=1028418596

Wikipedia contributors. (04/09/2020). Southwest Trail. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10/13/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Southwest_Trail&oldid=950023281

Equal But Separated. (n.d.). Know the Story. Retrieved 10/15/2021 from https://equalbutseparated.com/knowthestory/#History

Wikipedia contributors. (10/11/2021). Sundown town. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10/15/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sundown_town&oldid=1049397945

Jones, Jonathan. (9/21/2020). Though often mythologized, the Texas Rangers have an ugly history of brutality. The Washington Post. Retrieved 10/15/2021 from https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/09/21/though-often-mythologized-texas-rangers-have-an-ugly-history-brutality/

Podcasts

Whelan, Michael (Host, Writer, and Producer). (9/30/2018). The Texarkana Moonlight Murders (Part One: The Phantom) [Audio podcast].  Retrieved 10/15/2021 from https://unresolved.me/the-texarkana-moonlight-murders

Whelan, Michael (Host, Writer, and Producer). (9/30/2018). The Texarkana Moonlight Murders (Part Two: The Town That Dreaded Sundown) [Audio podcast]. Retrieved 10/15/2021 from https://unresolved.me/the-texarkana-moonlight-murders-part-two-the-town-that-dreaded-sundown

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