April 25, 2021

The Silent Killing of Betsy Aardsma - Part 1

The Silent Killing of Betsy Aardsma - Part 1

Over 50 years have passed since a bright young woman named Betsy Aardsma was found murdered in the library at Penn State University. Her killer has never been brought to justice, and the mystery behind her death has become a legend. In this episode of...


Over 50 years have passed since a bright young woman named Betsy Aardsma was found murdered in the library at Penn State University. Her killer has never been brought to justice, and the mystery behind her death has become a legend. In this episode of Crime Of Your Life, we speak to a former student who remembers the crime. Featuring mystery author Phyllis Raybin Emert.


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“Murder In The Stacks: Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the Killer Who Got Away” by David DeKok

“Murder in the Stacks: 50 years later, still no answers.” by Erin Hogge
https://www.collegian.psu.edu/news/campus/murder-in-the-stacks-50-years-later-still-no-answers/article_b6280ed6-1a18-11ea-a966-2b1ac6ebcdcb.html

"2 Authors peg lancaster native as mystery murderer of 19 year old...Betsy Aardsma"
https://lancasteronline.com/news/2-authors-peg-lancaster-native-as-mystery-murderer-of-19-year-old-penn-state-student/article_8f21c2e9-fbfc-5e28-aa5b-f93e046975bc.html

"Author David DeKok discusses Penn State's infamous 'Murder in the Stacks': A live chat recap" by Gary Dwight Miller
https://www.pennlive.com/midstate/2014/08/author_david_dekok_a_live_chat.html

"‘Murder in the Stacks’: 45-year-old Betsy Aardsma case intrigues author David DeKok" by Jason Klose
https://www.centredaily.com/living/article42872370.html

"Author, talking in Emmaus, talks about who murdered Betsey at Penn State" by Margie Peterson
https://www.mcall.com/entertainment/mc-murder-stacks-penn-state-dave-dekok-2-20150413-story.html

"The West Michigan Woman At The Heart Of..." by Eric Meier
https://k1025.com/betsy-aardsma/