S12 Ep2: Unsolved Murder of Hazel Drew

S12 Ep2: Unsolved Murder of Hazel Drew

By Shane L. Waters, Wendy Cee, Gemma Hoskins

More than a century ago, the body of 20 year old Hazel Drew was found floating in Teal's Pond near the bottom of Taborton Mountain in Sand Lake, New York. An autopsy found that she'd died of blunt head trauma to the back of her head prior to ending up in the pond. Her death was labeled a murder. In the weeks that followed the discovery of her body, many suspects were investigated including among others: her recently widowed, and suicidal, uncle William Taylor who lived nearby; a simple-minded 17 year old farm hand named Frank Smith, who fancied Hazel and his friend Rudolph Gunderman, a charcoal peddler, the two of whom had seen her along Taborton Road, near the pond, shortly before she died; and a pair of unknown men seen by a couple driving by, about the time the murder was supposed to have taken place, at the scene - one waiting in a horse drawn runabout, and the other beating around in the bushes near the pond, as if looking for something! What made Hazel's murder all the more mysterious, was that only a few days prior to it, she'd suddenly, and unexpectedly left her job as a domestic at the home of Professor E.R. Cary in Troy, and nobody knew what her intentions were. Also her luggage had been left - checked at the train station. In the end, all the leads the investigators had ran out. Nobody was ever arrested or charged with the murder, and to this day - Hazel Drew's murder remains unsolved! Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!

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