Murder in the Stacks: Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the Killer Who Got Away

Murder in the Stacks: Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the Killer Who Got Away


 On Nov. 28, 1969, Betsy Aardsma, a 22-year-old graduate pupil in English at Penn State, used to be stabbed to dying within the stacks of Pattee Library on the university’s major campus in State College.  For greater than 40 years, her homicide went unsolved, notwithstanding detectives with the Pennsylvania State Police and native voters labored tirelessly to discover her killer. The secret used to be finally solved—after the dying of the assassin. This publication will demonstrate the tale in the back of what has been a frightening secret for generations of Penn State students and clarify why the Pennsylvania kingdom Police did not deliver her killer to justice.More than an easy precise crime tale, the booklet weaves jointly the occasions, tradition, and attitudes of the overdue Sixties, memorializing Betsy Aardsma and her time and position in history. 

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