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Episode 2: Desiree Michaud's dreams of a new life end in Groton motel room

In this file photo from April 7, 1984,  Groton Ptl. John Clark stands guard outside Room 114 at Flagship Motel. (Gordon Alexander/The Day)
In this file photo from April 7, 1984, Groton Ptl. John Clark stands guard outside Room 114 at Flagship Motel. (Gordon Alexander/The Day)

Case Unsolved: The Story of Desiree Michaud continues with Episode 2.

Desiree Michaud was an 18-year-old prostitute in New London. She hoped her painting ability would help her walk away from the streets for good. New London in the '80s, too, had big dreams: That artists and musicians could bring new life to the old port city. In 1984, Desiree's chances for a better life ended tragically, and her unsolved murder, some say, represented a sense of dashed hope for New London.

In Episode 2, we take you to the crime scene: a motel room in Groton where Desiree was strangled to death. You also can listen to the recreation of a woman under hypnosis who police believe heard the murder.

The story of Desiree Michaud runs three episodes. All the episodes will be available at www.caseunsolvedpodcast.com or wherever you listen to podcasts. To get regular updates, join the Case Unsolved Facebook page.

Podcasts on other unsolved murders will follow, beginning June 20 with the case of William Spicer Jr., who was murdered on his Christmas tree farm in Groton in 1995.

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