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Grandfather's Ghost Story Leads to Mysterious Mass Grave

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Michael J. Leclerc

Michael J. Leclerc
Director of Special Projects

CNN Reporter Meghan Rafferty filed this interesting story out of Malvern, Pennsylvania. A group of Irish immigrants who supposedly died of cholera may, in fact, have been murdered.

 

"Duffy's Cut," as it's now called, is a short walk from a suburban cul-de-sac in Malvern, an affluent town off the fabled Main Line. Twin brothers Bill and Frank Watson believe 57 Irish immigrants met violent deaths there after a cholera epidemic struck in 1832.

 

They suspect foul play.

 

"This is a murder mystery from 178 years ago, and it's finally coming to the light of day," Frank Watson said.

 

The full story, and a short video, are available at CNN.com.


Posted by Ellie Spinney at 08/27/2010 10:29:55 AM | 


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