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    Sunday, June 23, 2024

    Bonus Episode: Police work comes into question

    The headstone of William and Doris Spicer in the Old Starr Burying Ground in Groton. (Peter Huoppi/The Day)
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    Since the first two episodes of the William Spicer Jr. murder podcast some questions have been raised about the initial police work. In a Bonus Episode, reporter Erica Moser explores why police didn't take Spicer's fingerprints before he was buried, requiring an exhumation of the body four months later. She also follows up on a tip that his death was initially thought to be of natural causes, meaning the scene was not secured for hours.

    Spicer was stabbed to death on March 15, 1995, on his Christmas tree farm in Groton. He was found dead inside his tan Ford Taurus on a dirt road at the 27-acre Sparkle Lake Christmas Tree Farm. He had been stabbed multiple times in the neck and abdomen.

    You can listen to this episode, as well as the first two episodes, at www.caseunsolvedpodcast.com or on any podcast app. Four episodes on the murder of Desiree Michaud, in 1984 in Groton, also are available for listening. To be part of the conversation, join the Case Unsolved Facebook page or email us at caseunsolved@theday.com.

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