Funeral Director Dan O’Connell and intern James Ellison were shot and killed in Dan’s office at the O’Connell Funeral Home. Police were stumped as neither of the victims had any enemies, on the contrary, both were upstanding and beloved members of the community in Hudson WI. With no leads in the investigation, the case went cold. Until police decided to take a second look at the background of one of the most prominent people in town – respected youth pastor, Rev. Ryan Erickson.
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O’Connell and Ellison families’ website:
Killer Clergy – S1E3
Diocese of Superior Statement on the late Rev. Ryan Erickson
When Clerical Sexual Abuse Leads to Murder
The Rev. Ryan Erickson Case Study
Double murder is now 10 years old
Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe
Narrated by Noel Vinson
Researched by Two Red Romans Productions
Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler
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This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.