Ep. 9 When Evil Follows You Home

The Dardeen Family Murders

Today we have a story that shatters the illusion most of us have of safety within our own homes. A story of a perfectly unassuming young family, viciously murdered in their own home for seemingly no reason. Did they sense something was coming for them? Is there any truth to the rumors that plagued this small Illinois town after the entire Dardeen family was murdered?

The Dardeen Family
Keith Dardeen and his son Peter
The Dardeen Family Mobile Home
Tommy Lynn Sells aka The Cross-country Killer

Sources

ABC 14 News

Jim Suhr, Northwest Herald; “Unsolved 1987 Slaying of Illinois family haunting”

Jean Haye, American Doe; “Family Murder: The Gruesome Case of the Dardeen Family”

Ashley Flowers, Crime Junkie Podcast; “Murdered: The Dardeen Family”

Aja Romano, Vox; “The History of Satanic Panic in the US”

Flynn McRoberts, Chicago Tribune; “13-year Vigil of Fear Eases in Illinois Town”

Becky Malkovich, The Southern Illinoisan; “Interview with a Murderer”

Wikipedia “Dardeen Family Homicides”

Kathy Sweeney, KFVS12; “Heartland Unsolved: Never Forget Part 2”

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