102. Death at a Funeral Home | USA

Transcript

Funeral Director Dan O’Connell and intern James Ellison were shot and killed in Dan’s office at the O’Connell Funeral Home. Police were stumped as neither of the victims had any enemies, on the contrary, both were upstanding and beloved members of the community in Hudson WI. With no leads in the investigation, the case went cold. Until police decided to take a second look at the background of one of the most prominent people in town – respected youth pastor, Rev. Ryan Erickson.

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Resources

O’Connell and Ellison families’ website:

Crusade Against Clergy Abuse

Documentary

Killer Clergy – S1E3

Web

BishopAccountability.org

Articles

Diocese of Superior Statement on the late Rev. Ryan Erickson

When Clerical Sexual Abuse Leads to Murder

The Rev. Ryan Erickson Case Study

Double murder is now 10 years old

Second Erickson note released

A priest and two murders

                                                                                

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Researched by Two Red Romans Productions

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios

This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.