The Case of the Colorado Cannibal, Alferd Packer

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?

Topics in this Podcast: American history, 19th century, cannibalism, Halloween episodes, 20th century, U.S. history