Morbidology the Podcast – 175: Jeannie Singleton

Podcast released on: 24th October 2022

It was a pleasant spring afternoon in Kalamazoo, Michigan, when 8-year-old Jeannie Singleton was walking home from school. Jeannie was spotted resting her legs not too far away from her home, but Jeannie never arrived in time for dinner. The disappearance sparked a massive manhunt. In fact, it would be one of the biggest searches…


It was a pleasant spring afternoon in Kalamazoo, Michigan, when 8-year-old Jeannie Singleton was walking home from school. Jeannie was spotted resting her legs not too far away from her home, but Jeannie never arrived in time for dinner. The disappearance sparked a massive manhunt. In fact, it would be one of the biggest searches in Kalamazoo’s history, but would Jeannie ever be coming home?

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Sources:

Des Moines Tribune, 24 May, 1955 – “Girl, 8, Missing”

The Times Herald, 24 May, 1955 – “Police Hunt for Missing 8-Year-Old”

The Times Herald, 24 May, 1955 – “Civil Air Unit, National Guard Join in Search”

The Tribune, 24 May, 1955 – “Search Launched for Polio Victim”

The Kansas City Times, 25 May, 1955 – “Intense Hunt for Girl”

Lansing State Journal, 25 May, 1955 – “Kalamazoo Police Still Seek Clue”

The Kokomo Tribune, 26 May, 1955 – “Girl’s Kerchief Offers Only Lead”

The Herald Press, 26 May, 1955 – “Second Report in B.H.”

Detroit Free Press, 27 May, 1955 – “Search Hits Dead End”

Detroit Free Press, 28 May, 1955 – “Autocade to Search for Jeannie”

The Escanaba Daily Press, 31 May, 1955 – “Girl Hunt Given Up at Kalamazoo”

The Herald-Palladium, 2 June, 1955 – “Find Jeannie’s Ravished Body”

Intelligencer Journal, 2 June, 1955 – “Body of Girl Missing May 23 is Found”

The Times Herald, 3 June, 1955 – “Auto Seen Near Spot Jeannie’s Body was Found”

The Times Herald, 4 June, 1955 – “Hunt Continues for Flayer of 8-Year-Old Girl”

Detroit Free Press, 4 June, 1955 – “Faces Quiz in Slaying of Jeannie”

The Herald-Palladium, 6 June, 1955 – “Kalamazoo Slayer Trail Grows Hot”

Detroit Free Press, 7 June, 1955 – “Push Hunt For Killer of Jeannie”

The Herald-Palladium, 10 June, 1955 – “Young Dad Looks Like Girl’s Killer”

Detroit Free Press, 11 June, 1955 – “Jeannie Suspect Balks at Lie Test”

Detroit Free Press, 12 June, 1955 – “Press Hunt for Clues”

Lansing State Journal, 5 July, 1955 – “Former Detroiter held in Charlotte”

Battle Creek Enquirer, 6 July, 1955 – “Clear Suspect, 62, in Slayings”

Detroit Free Press, 14 July, 1955 – “Killer of 3 Says: I Can’t Explain It”

Lansing State Journal, 31 January, 1956 – “Sift Deaths in Detroit”

The Times Herald, 19 June, 1955 – “Man Attempted to Drag her in Woods”

The Times, 21 July, 1956 – “Cook Held for Sex Slayings”

The Herald-Palladium, 27 September, 1956 – “Area Agencies Revive Murder Case”

Lansing State Journal, 4 December, 1956 – “Quiz Man at Ithaca”

Battle Creek Enquirer, 24 June, 1960 – “Search for Slayer Continues”

Kalamazoo Gazette, 15 June, 2015 – “Who Killed Jeannie Singleton?”

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