The Castration Murders

The Castration Murders

By Unresolved Productions

"We found drag marks and blood spatters leading from the highway to the trees. It looks like someone just drove up, dragged the body out of the car, dumped it and then drove away."

In June of 1982, the body of 21-year-old Marty Shook was discovered in Daniel's Canyon, a mountain pass near Heber City, Utah. He had been shot once in the back of the head with a .38-caliber handgun, but most shockingly, had been castrated postmortem by his killer, with Wasatch County Sheriff's Det. Stevan Ridge describing the victim as "really carved up."

Over the next several years, investigators would struggle to identify the killer(s) of Marty Shook, who had only been hitchhiking for two days before the discovery of his nude body. However, in 1988, following the submission of Marty's case into VICAP (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program), analysts discovered that he may have just been one victim of a sadistic serial killer...

Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan

Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music

"Unresolved" themes composed by Ailsa Traves

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