"The ritual of her death is probably not too different from how she lived her life. She is very careful, methodical. She goes to great lengths to hide how she dies, but none of us, no matter what we do, can disappear without a trace."
On 9 October 1996, a woman checked into Seattle's Hotel Vintage Park, a boutique hotel located a stones throw away from the city's many tourist attractions. Under the name "Mary A. Anderson," she paid for a single room for two nights using cash.
Two days later, staff members would find the woman's body inside of room 214, peacefully lying on the bed. However, as authorities began looking into the woman's bizarre death, they discovered a baffling mystery...
If you would like to learn more about Othram Inc. and King County's collaboration to ID this woman, make sure to check out their crowdfunding page at the following:
Thanks to Bethany from the podcast Milk and Murder for contributing some audio for this episode. Learn more about her podcast at https://milkandmurder.com/
Also thanks to my friend and podcasting compatriot Jesse Pollack for introducing me to this story. If you haven't already, make sure to check out his books (The Acid King & Death on the Devil's Teeth), his documentary (The Acid King), and his podcasts (True Crime Movie Club, Podcast 1289, and Devil's Teeth).
Episode hosted, researched, written, and produced by Micheal Whelan
Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music
Theme music created and composed by Ailsa Traves
Producers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Travis Scsepko, Quil Carter, Bryan Hall, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Jo Wong, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Ruth Durbin, Meadow Landry, Sally Ranford, Tatum Bautista, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Denise Grogan, Jared Midwood, Michele Watson, Kevin McCracken, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, Teunia Elzinga, Cherish Brady, and Lauren
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