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Episode 3: With Desiree's murder, a sense of dashed hope for New London

The headstone of Desiree Michaud at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Norwich. (Tim Cook/The Day)
The headstone of Desiree Michaud at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Norwich. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Case Unsolved: The Story of Desiree Michaud continues with Episode 3.

In Episode 2, we took you to the crime scene: a motel room in Groton where Desiree, an 18-year-old prostitute was strangled to death. She was last seen leaving Bank Street in New London that night. Episode 3 explores community reaction to the murder. Desire had 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.

All the episodes will be available at or wherever you listen to podcasts. To get regular updates, join the Case Unsolved Facebook page. Podcasts on other unsolved murders will follow, beginning with the case of William Spicer Jr., who was murdered on his Christmas tree farm in Groton in 1995.


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