Tragedy in the North Woods: The Murders of James Hicks

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Jennie Cyr disappeared in 1977. Jerilyn Towers vanished in 1982. Lynn Willette never came home on a night in 1994. Each woman had a relationship with James Hicks, who in 2000 confessed to murdering them, dismembering their bodies and burying the remains alongside rural roads in Aroostook County. This is their story. Trudy Irene Scee follows Hicks from the North Woods to west Texas, detailing three decades of evasion, investigation and prosecution. She interviews police officers and victims' families—and meets Hicks at the state prison in Thomaston, where he remains remorseless as he lives out his days behind bars. Thoroughly researched and carefully documented, Tragedy in Aroostook is the definitive history of one of Maine's most ruthless killers.
ISBN: 9781596295506
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maine
Series: True Crime
Images: 26
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Trudy Scee is a former Adjunct Professor of History at Husson College, in Bangor. She has taught for the University of Maine System and for Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick. She has also worked as a journalist and written four books, including Trudy Scee's Dictionary of Maine Words and Phrases (self-published, 2006), N. H. Bragg & Sons, 150 Years of Service to the Maine Community and Economy (self-published, 2004), The Inmates and the Asylum: The Bangor Children's Home, 1836-2002 (Tilbury House, 2002) and In the Deeds We Trust: Baxter State Park, 1970-1995 (Tower Publishing, 1999).
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