Mary & Bill: An Ohio Cold Case

In 1970, Mary and Bill, two university students in love, were brutally murdered in a Columbus, Ohio The case has never been solved. To understand why, Host/Producer Justin Glanville and the sisters of the victims track down friends, witnesses and the Columbus police. They also explore what it takes to bring new attention to a 50-year-old cold case.

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2. Everybody Isn’t Going to France

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A formal request is made to the Columbus Police Department for documents related to the murders of Mary Petry and Bill Sproat, inspiring an unexpected visit from detectives. Police reports begin to flesh out the timeline of the crime, and a tour of the Columbus apartment where the murders took place suggests how the murderer might have gained access. Bill’s sister Pat Sproat Loeliger shares her memories of Bill, including his love of French language and culture.

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