SYMHC Classics: The Case of the Colorado Cannibal, Alferd Packer


Illustration by John A. Randolph of the scene of "A Colorado Tragedy,” Harper’s Weekly, October 17, 1874. Public domain

It's an unsettling 2012 episode! In the winter of 1873, Alferd Packer led gold prospectors into the Rockies, but harsh conditions soon set them off course. Packer was the only survivor, and he looked oddly well-fed. He claimed he'd killed in self-defense. But was he guilty of murder?

Here's the original episode with hosts Sarah and Deblina: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-case-of-the-colorado-cannibal.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics