UNSOLVED QUADRUPLE-HOMICIDE: THE DARDEEN FAMILY

When an Illinois couple and their young children are murdered in an act of profound violence, investigators struggle to find anyone who might’ve wanted to harm the well-liked family. A decades-long investigation explores multiple possibilities, including the involvement of serial killers, in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Gruesome Murder of an Illinois Family Remains Unsolved as The Main Suspect is Executed (Bob Cyphers and Sara Bannoura / KMOV4 News)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri · Page 6, 11/21/1987 ed. (via newspapers.com)

13-Year Vigil of Fear Eases in Illinois Town (Flynn McRoberts / The Chicago Tribune)

Through the Window: The Terrifying True Story of Cross-Country Killer Tommy Lynn Sells (Diana Fanning / St Martin’s Press)

How Serial Killer Ángel Reséndiz Used Railroads To Target, Murder His 9 Victims (Benjamin H. Smith / Oxygen.com)

‘Railroad Killer’ Executed in Texas (NBC News)

Tommy Lynn Sells (Michael Newton / The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri, Feb. 18th, 2001 · Page 15

The Coast to Coast Killer (Lisa Marie Fuqua via medium.com)

Killer Smile (John Macccormack / Dallas Observer)

If you know anything about the murders of Keith, Elaine, Peter and Casey Dardeen, please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 618-244-8004.

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