Ep. 39 Don’t Be Cruel

The Murder of Barbara & Patricia Grimes

In the mid 50’s two sisters obsessed with Elvis went missing but the police were convinced they ran away to meet their idol. Their mother knew her daughters would never run off. She felt in her bones that something horrible had happened to her girls but no one would believe her. This case has never been solved and while many have forgotten about these girls, their family is still waiting for justice. 

Barbara and Patricia Grimes
The Brighton Theater the Girls Attended that Night
The Buick similar to the car that picked the Grimes sisters up that night
The crime scene where the girls bodies were found
Cleared Suspect Ed Bedwell


C.M. Frankie, A&E Real Crime; “The Mysterious Unsolved Murders of Sisters Barbara and Patricia Grimes”

Knox Keranen, The Columbia Chronicle; “‘Chicago History Cop’ making headway in Grimes sisters’ murder case”

Moriah Gill, Rare Entertainment; “The Grimes Sisters’ Murders Remain Unsolved, Even Elvis Presley Pleaded for Their Safety in 1956”

Ray Johnson, Chicago Now; “Unsolved Chicago Grimes Sisters’ Murder – New Witness Info and a New Reward Fundraiser”

Gia Marie Wright, Missing In Illinois; “Barbara and Patricia Grimes Chicago, Cook County, Illinois December 28, 1956”

Alyssa Nicole, True Crime; “The Grimes Sisters (Chicago, IL 1956)”

Stephanie Harlowe; “Unsolved: The Case of the Grimes Sisters”

Naomi Nix, Chicago Tribune; “Murders of 2 sisters in 1956 getting new look”

Josie Klakstrom, Medium; “Who Murdered the Grimes Sisters?”

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