Morbidology the Podcast – 176: Lisa French

Podcast released on: 31st October 2022

Halloween night is a favourite holiday for millions. For children, it’s a time to get dressed up and go door-to-door under the cloak of darkness in pursuit of candy. But lurking beneath the surface of the celebration is something very sinister. Never far from the minds of parents is the lingering notion that a predator…


Halloween night is a favourite holiday for millions. For children, it’s a time to get dressed up and go door-to-door under the cloak of darkness in pursuit of candy. But lurking beneath the surface of the celebration is something very sinister. Never far from the minds of parents is the lingering notion that a predator could use the accessibility of children out alone at night to their advantage….

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Sources:

The Reporter, 1 November, 1973 – “Wide Search is on for Missing Girl”

Stevens Point Journal, 1 November, 1973 – “Girl Missing at Fond du Lac”

The Reporter, 2 November, 1973 – “Parents Numbed Over Daughter”

The Oshkosh Northwestern, 2 November, 1973 – “Missing Youngster is Sought”

Ironwood Daly Globe, 2 November, 1973 – “Girl Vanishes on Halloween”

The Post-Crescent, 4 November, 1973 – “Body of Girl, 9, Found East of Fond du Lac”

The Reporter, 5 November, 1973 – “The Murder of Lisa Ann French”

The Oshkosh Northwestern, 5 November, 1973 – “Results of Autopsy on Girl’s Body are Awaited”

The Port-Crescent, 6 November, 1973 – “One Hope for Lisa’s Killer”

The Reporter, 9 November, 1973 – “Reward May Help Find Lisa’s Killer”

The Reporter, 13 November, 1973 – “Lisa French Death Cause Given”

Wausau Daily Herald, 24 December, 1973 – “Parents of Lisa French Spread Child’s Message”

The Reporter,  28 December, 1973 – “Evidence is Slim but there’s no Letup”

The Oshkosh Northwestern, 9 August, 1974 – “Man Held in Lisa French Case”

The Reporter, 10 August, 1974 – “Lisa’s Parents Express Thanks”

The Oshkosh Northwestern, 13 September, 1974 – “Attorney to ask Trial be Moved”

The Reporter, 25 September, 1974 – “Bringing Order to Halloween”

The Post-Crescent, 1 November, 1974 – “Turner Can’t Get Fair Trial in Fond du Lac”

The Reporter, 11 November, 1975 – “Turner Case Continued”

The Reporter, 29 January, 1975 – “District Attorney Plans to Introduce Confession”

The Reporter, 29 January, 1975 – “Girl Tells of Visit to Turner Home”

The Reporter, 30 January, 1975 – “Jury Members Hear Recollections About Night Lisa Disappeared “

The Post-Crescent, 29 January, 1975 – “Testimony Under Way”

The Reporter, 31 January, 1975 – “Packed Courtroom Hears Turner’s Statement”

The Post-Crescent, 31 January, 1975 – “Turner’s Défense to Begin”

The Reporter, 1 February, 1975 – “Defence Rests”

The Capital Times, 4 February, 1975 – “Turner is Found Guilty”

The Reporter, 7 November, 1991 – “Almost 22 Years Trimmed”

Wisconsin State Journal, 14 October, 1992 – “Girl’s Murderer Freed from Prison”

Daily Citizen, 19 December, 1992 – “Return Fond du Lac Killer to Prison”

The Capital Times, 27 January, 1998 – “Halloween Killer Fits Sexual Predator Law”

Green Bay Press-Gazette, 6 June, 1998 – “Turner May Face Prison Time”

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