Flagstaff’s Walkup Family Murders: A Shocking 1937 Tragedy

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In the summer of 1937, the mountain town of Flagstaff emerged from the Great Depression with an eye toward the future. Few people were better positioned for success than JD Walkup, a handsome young mover and shaker who served as chairman of the board of supervisors and a happily married father of four. The city was alive and bustling, tourism thrived and cultural endeavors blossomed. But JD’s life changed forever one cool summer evening when his wife, Marie, and their children were found dead. The murders shook the town to its core, along with the disturbing knowledge that Marie was the culprit. Join author Susan Johnson as she explores the tragic history of a once-happy Flagstaff family.
ISBN: 9781467147156
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Arizona
Series: True Crime
Images: 37
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Susan Johnson moved to Flagstaff in 1989 with her family and enjoys poking around old cemeteries and buildings during her time off from working as an RN. After her husband passed, she started a historic haunted history tour that, with a great deal of help from her son, endures today. She became even more deeply engrossed in the Walkup family story while researching for the tours. She lives in her adopted town with two corgis, many friends and acquaintances and a son, who pops in and out.
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