136. The Vigilante Killing of Ken McElroy | USA

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After invoking fear into the community of Skidmore, MO for decades, the time had come for Ken Rex McElroy to face the music. When law enforcement failed to put an end to his constant intimidation and violent crimes, the townsfolk took matters into their own hands. 60 witnesses saw him being shot and killed outside a tavern in the middle of town, however, in an unprecedented act of solidarity, everyone refused to talk. To this day, the murder of the town bully has not been solved.

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Resources

Books

In Broad Daylight – Harry N MacLean

True Crime Missouri – David J Krajicek

YouTube

1981 Special Report: ‘The Town Bully’

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Wikipedia

Article

The Most Perfect Crimes Ever Committed

Town Mute for 30 years about a bully’s killing

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Audio editing: Blackwell Post

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.