The bodies of two women were found 300 yards apart, raped and strangled. The only thing is, the murders occurred 157 years apart. With many uncanny similarities one cannot look at the one without considering the other. In both cases, the women were 20 years old, in fact, they had the same birthday. In both cases, a man by the name of Thornton was arrested and later acquitted. Was there a link, or was it simply coincidence?
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Narrated by Noel Vinson
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