It was a shattering death bed confession by a heartbroken mother. But would it solve the oldest cold case murder case in American jurisprudence?
In January 1994, Eileen Tessier told Jack McCullough's half-sister Janet Tessier that he, her son, kidnapped 7-year-old Maria Ridulph from their neighborhood in Sycamore, Illinois and killed her in December 1957. It was a case that tore the child’s family apart, as well as dividing and terrifying the town as the days, then the months, and finally the years passed with no arrest.
In 2008 the Illinois State police reopened the case against Jack after receiving an email from Janet Tessier about their mother's deathbed confession. After the Illinois State police interviewed Janet and learned that Jack had also been accused of raping their other sister, Jeanne Tessier, they reopened the case. But would reopening the case solve the question of who killed Maria Ridulph? And was McCullough the killer?
In THE LAST MAN STANDING, true crime author Alan Warren writes in exacting detail about the kidnapping, murder and subsequent investigations—both in 1957 and 2008—that eventually led to the murder conviction of Jack McCullough. But the story doesn’t stop there as it delves into the years McCullough spent in prison and the efforts to have his conviction overturned.
Was McCullough the brutal killer of a little girl? Or was he the last man standing when the justice system decided he needed to pay for the crime? You decide.
BIOGRAPHY Alan R. Warren is the Host of the Popular True Crime History Radio show 'House of Mystery' Recorded in Seattle at the KKNW 1150 A.M. Alternative Talk Radio studio and Syndicated throughout the U.S. on the NBC News Talk Radio network, including in Los Angeles/Riverside/Palm Springs on KCAA 106.5 F.M. and KYAH 540 A.M. Salt Lake City, KJLL Roswell and KOII Falgstaff. Previously heard on KFNX 1100 A.M. Phoenix, and the Z Talk Radio Network. It can be Heard online many Different places from iTunes, YouTube , Tune-in, Stitcher Radio, IHeart Media/Spreaker , Podbay, Podomatic and at http://www.somethingweirdmedia.com/house-of-mystery/
Al Warren has his Doctorate in Religious Studies (DD) , Masters Degree ( MM) in Music from University of Washington in Seattle , Bachelor of Arts (BA ) Criminology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver , B.C. Canada and Recording & Sound Engineering Diploma from the Juno Award Winning Bullfrog Studios in Vancouver B.C. Canada
He got his start on Digital Radio for the Z Talk Radio Network and still produces several shows for them.
Al Started Writing for Articles in True Case Files Magazine and is still a Contributor, That as led his to Finishing his first Novel in True Crime for RJ Parker Publishing to be Released later this Year!
Now He Owns Something Weird Media in Canada where he Produces Several Talk Radio Shows including Dark Shadows ( Conspiracy, Cover-ups and Alternative History) Lost in Space ( Everything UFO's) Julie Sav Show ( U.K. Paranormal Show ) Land of the Giants ( Cryptozoology) and House of Mystery ( True Crime, Serial Killers and Unsolved Crimes) and Coming Soon Murder House !
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