This 2020 episode is one of the most popular in the Southern Mysteries archive. It tells the story of Elizabeth Dale. Between the 1830s and 1850s, she was married and widowed, six times. Each husband died following a mysterious illness. When Elizabeth’s neighbor accused her of murdering her husbands, he learned that questioning Elizabeth could cost you your life.
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Elizabeth High-Brown-Routt: Hazel Green’s First Serial Killer, Memories of Madison County.
Elizabeth Evans Dale. Huntsville History Collection
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“Dead Husbands Tell No Tales“. Okay, Listen Here. 27 October 2010
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