DiscoverSouthern Fried True Crime62: The Rape & Murder of Katie Autry
62: The Rape & Murder of Katie Autry

62: The Rape & Murder of Katie Autry

Update: 2019-08-0222
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In 2003, eighteen year old freshman, Katie Autry, was raped, beaten and set on fire in her dorm room at Western Kentucky University. Two suspects would soon emerge. One white, from a wealthy family. The other mixed race, from a poor family. The case would consume WKU, Bowling Green and the rest of Kentucky, with loyalties on both sides. To this day, many locals believe that one of those boys got away with murder.

Suggested Reading: Bluegrass: A True Story of Murder in Kentucky by William Van Meter:

Case suggested by listeners Mike & Kaneal Whitlow

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Researched by Erica Kelley
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Trent Almir Smith

Devastating. Thank you for this podcast!

Aug 3rd
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62: The Rape & Murder of Katie Autry

62: The Rape & Murder of Katie Autry

Erica Kelley