Lexington Kentucky detective examines vehicle of Betty Gail Brown who was murdered on Transylvania University's campus

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On the cold autumn night of October 27, 1961, under dark skies, a 19-year-old college student left a dormitory where she’d been studying biology with friends to return home where her mother was waiting. Only, she would never arrive home. Instead, she would be discovered at 3 o’clock in the morning sitting behind the wheel of her car, strangled with her own bra. This is A Mother’s Nightmare: The Unsolved Murder of Betty Gail Brown.

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Where we got our info, so that you, too, can travel down a rabbit hole:

Unsolved Kentucky Murders: Betty Gail Brown (Interview with Robert G. Lawson)

Kentucky Cold Case: Who killed Betty Gail Brown? – Transy Rambler

Inside the police file of Lexington’s most notorious cold case (Kentucky.com)

A Reddit discussion (You know how we love Reddit!)

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