The North Country Murder of Irene Izak: Stained by Her Blood

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It was the summer of 1968, and she had been driving for days. Irene Izak, a young French teacher from Scranton, Pennsylvania, was headed toward a new job and the promise of a new life in Quebec. She never reached the border that early June morning. Savagely bludgeoned, her face and head pummeled with rocks, Irene's body was discovered in a ravine by a state trooper patrolling Route 81 in Jefferson County, New York. Blending suspense with true-crime reporting, author Dave Shampine investigates the brutal murder that shook the communities of northeast Pennsylvania and New York's North Country. Join Shampine as he tells the story of this vicious and confounding killing that has remained unsolved for four decades.
ISBN: 9781609491192
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: True Crime
Images: 28
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dave Shampine, a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, New York, has been a reporter for the Watertown Daily Times since 1971, with the majority of his career focused on crime reporting. He has written his history column, "Times Gone By, " for the past twelve years and is also a contributing writer and copyeditor for the Bulletin of the Jefferson County Historical Society in Watertown. He is the author of Remembering New York's North County: Tales from Times Gone By and Colorful Characters of Northern New York: Northern Lights, both published by The History Press. He has received awards from the New York State Bar Association, New York Newspaper Publishers Association, New York State Associated Press Association and the Jefferson Community College Alumni Association, which honored him with a professional achievement award.
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