This is probably the most controversial case I've profiled so far, and the one that I think is the most frustrating. It all starts with the murder of a nun in 1969 and brings us all the way up to today, where there are no answers to be had despite a plethora of clues and theories. Those theories, which include eyewitness accounts, recovered memories, and shocking revelations, bring us into the sordid world of institutional sex abuse. There also may be a connection to the unsolved murder of at least one other Baltimore woman, which I will explore next month. Strap in, because this is a long one.
I first learned of Sister Cathy from the excellent Netflix documentary The Keepers. It's a seven-episode series profiling the case. It's one of the best docuseries I've ever watched and I can't recommend it highly enough. It will give you more information than I can here, but I hope to do Sister Cathy justice. She's been gone almost fifty years as of the date of this post, and she and her family deserve answers in her murder.
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