UNSOLVED TRIPLE HOMICIDE: WOMEN OF FLORENCE

When three women are killed with a knife inside a small town Montana beauty salon, investigators are nearly as stunned as the citizens they serve. A truly unusual crime remains unsolved twenty years later in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

The Florence Murders 20 Years Later (Jill Valley / KPAX News)

Dorothy Harris, Brenda Patch and Cynthia Paulus — Florence (The Billings Gazette)

Triple Slaying Stuns Montana Town (Eric Slater / LA Times)

Florence Homicide Stands Alone in FBI Records (Mick Holien and Michael Moore / The Missoulian)

Ask the Judge: Gangs of Montana (Russell Fagg / The Missoulian)

Two Men to be Charged in Connection with Triple-Murder (Michael Moore / The Missoulian)

Florence Murder Suspects Arraigned on New Charges (The Flathead Beacon)

2 Deny Montana Murders (Michael Moore / The Billings Gazette)

Lincoln Benavides Pleads Guilty in US Federal Court (US Attorney’s Office / FBI)

Knife vs. Gun: What a Weapon Reveals (Eric Niller/ Seeker)

Double Homicide Remains Unsolved (Susan Thacker / Great Bend Tribune)

If you know anything about the murders of Brenda Patch, Cynthia Paulus and Dorothy Harris, please call Detective Sergeant Matt Cashell at 406-375-4024.

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