Morbidology the Podcast – 87: Blackstone House of Horrors

Podcast released on: 15th February 2021

Blackstone is a town of less than 10,000 near the Rhode Island border in Massachusetts. It’s a quaint suburban area away from the hustle and bustle of city life in Boston, just 50 miles away. On a quiet street just four blocks away from the local police station sat an unassuming Cape Cod-style home. However,…


Blackstone is a town of less than 10,000 near the Rhode Island border in Massachusetts. It’s a quaint suburban area away from the hustle and bustle of city life in Boston, just 50 miles away. On a quiet street just four blocks away from the local police station sat an unassuming Cape Cod-style home. However, what went on behind those closed doors would traumatize even the most seasoned detectives.

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Audio Sources:

“Raw Footage:Blackstone House of Horrors”

“Judge Sentences Erika Murray In Blackstone ‘House Of Horrors’ Case”

“Blackstone mom admits to police she hid her infants’ remains in closet”

“Video Now: Erika Murray Trial, Prosecution Opening Statement”

“Video Now: Erika Murray Trial Day 3”

“DCF workers: Woman wasn’t phased by removal of children from home”

“Disturbing Details Emerge As Trial Begins For Blackstone Mother Charged In Infant Deaths”

“Raymond Rivera”

Sources:

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 11 September, 2014 – “Search Underway for More Babies in Squalid Home”

Associated Press, 12 September, 2014 – “Charges in Dead Babies Case”

Associated Press, 12 September, 2014 – “Woman Held Without Bail After 3 Dead Babies Found”

Boston Herald, 13 September, 2014 – “Cops Say Baby Deaths Occurred Over Time”

Boston Herald, 13 September, 2014 – “Neighbor on Horror: I Tried not to Panic”

The Call, 13 September, 2014 – “Mom Held on Bail”

Worcester Telegram and Gazette, 13 September, 2014 – “Scene at Blackstone Home Made Neighbor Cry All Night”

Associated Press, 14 September, 2014 – “Hopeful Tests Will Show Dead Infants Stillborn”

Boston Herald, 14 September, 2014 – “Community Never Imagined Horror in House”

The MetroWest Daily News, 14 September, 2014 – “The Community Will Gather Tonight”

Associated Press, 15 September, 2014 – “Blackstone Residents Gather to Remember Babies”

Boston Herald, 15 September, 2014 – “Lawyer: Man Knew of Horrific Conditions”

The MetroWest Daily News, 15 September, 2014 – “Mother Hid Younger Children From Their Father”

Associated Press, 16 September, 2014 – “No Past Reason to Enter”

Boston Examiner, 16 September, 2014 – “Dead Animals Found in Blackstone”

The Milford Daily News, 16 September, 2014 – “Boyfriend Charged with Pot Crimes”

Boston Herald, 17 September, 2014 – “Officials Want to Raze Black Hole in  Blackstone”

Boston Herald, 18 September, 2014 – “Pets Likely the Only Comfort for Children in Horror House”

Associated Press, 14 October, 2014 – “Prosecutors Say Dead Babies Were Found Clothed”

Boston Herald, 14 October, 2014 – “House of Horrors Hid Murray’s Secret Life”

Associated Press, 17 October, 2014 – “Baby Found Dead in Home Lived for Days”

Associated Press, 12 November, 2014 – “Boyfriend of House of Horrors Mother Speaks Out”

Boston Herald, 13 November, 2014 – “Blackstone Dad Cries Ignorance”

Worcester Telegraph & Gazette, 17 December, 2014 – “Horrors Recalled”

Associated Press, 11 July, 2015 – “Lawyer Wants Charges Dismissed”

Associated Press, 21 January, 2016 – “Murder Charges in Babies’ Death Speculation”

The Metrowest Daily News, 18 February, 2016 – “Murder Charges Will Stand”

Associated Press, 11 November, 2016 – “Dad Didn’t Help Kids Living in Dangerous Home”

Associated Press, 22 December, 2016 – “Woman Charged in Baby Deaths Wants Evidence from Home Tossed”

The MetroWest Daily News, 22 December, 2016 – “Sides Argue Over Evidence”

The Milford Daily News, 10 January, 2017 – “House of Horrors”

Associated Press, 4 June, 2019 – “Trial Opens for Woman Charged with Murder in Babies’ Deaths”

The Herald News, 4 June, 2019 – “Mom Accused of Murder, Neglect of Babies in Squalid House of Horrors”

Providence Journal, 4 June, 2019 – “Blackstone Police Describe Horrific State of House of Horrors”

Boston Herald, 6 June, 2019 – “Woman Called Her Young Daughter It”

The Call, 6 June, 2019 – “Testimony Paints Gruesome Picture”

The Republican, 6 June, 2019 – “Blackstone House of Horrors”

The Republican, 7 June, 2019 – “It Just Wasn’t Born Alive”

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 7 June, 2019 – “Erika Murray Concealed Two Births from their Father”

The Republican, 11 June, 2019 – “Blackstone House of Horrors”

The Republican, 12 June, 2019 – “Erika Murray Was Emotionally Abused”

The Republican, 14 June, 2019 – “Who is the Real Erika Murray?”

The Republican, 14 June, 2019 – “Psychiatrist Disputes Claims That Blackstone House of horrors Defendant Erika Murray Was Mentally Ill”

Associated Press, 10 June, 2019 – “Woman Whose Dead Babies Were Found in Home Cleared of Murder”

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