When a young couple sets off for a weekend away, disappointment awaits at their destination, where a mortician’s convention has the hotel fully booked. A last-minute vacancy proves to be more deadly than lucky, resulting in a double ax murder with an incredible array of possible suspects in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
Rose Burkert, 22, was one victim of a brutal double-murder that occurred in a Williamsburg, Iowa hotel room.
Roger Atkison, 32, was murdered alongside Rose Burkert. Both were found face-down, deceased from severe head trauma, in the bed of Room 260.
Room 260 at the Amana Holiday Inn–the homicide scene–is pictured here. Rose Burkert and Roger Atkison were murdered inside on the night of September 12, 1980.
This diagram of the crime scene shows the exact positioning of the victims and their surroundings, as discovered by investigators.
One of the victims was related (by marriage) to a serial killer–what are the odds? Even stranger, Charles Ray Hatcher (pictured) is just one of two possible serial killers whose name arose as a possible person of interest in the murders.
A 1980 newspaper clipping describes Rose and Roger’s fatal injuries.