Murder in Rhode Island: A True Crime Series

Discover the murderous side of the Ocean State. Hear four true crime tales investigated and told by Rhode Island journalist Kelly Sullivan Pezza on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.


On August 1, learn about the disappearance and likely murder of wealthy Charlestown rum-runner Danny Walsh who vanished in 1933 and who has never been found.


On August 8, find out about the Ladd School in Exeter where sterilizations, euthanasia, and even murder took place in an attempt to weed out Rhode Island's “inferiors.”


On August 15, hear the tale of Anne Brownell, an 18-year-old babysitter from Little Compton who was murdered while watching the children of a state senator in 1965.


On August 22, follow the story of murderer Lucien Page whose long criminal career finally ended in 1974 after he escaped from a Rhode Island prison and committed suicide.


Kelly Sullivan Pezza has written for southern Rhode Island newspapers for over nineteen years and is the author of hundreds of articles and several books on true crime and unsolved mysteries in the Ocean State.

Murder in Rhode Island: A True Crime Series runs on August 1, 8, 15 & 22.


This program is free and open to all. Drop in for an exceptional series.