246: The Villisca Axe Murders: Wilkerson Vs. Jones w/ Edgar Epperly


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Frank Fernando (F.F.) Jones seemed to be one of the most obvious suspects in the aftermath of the horrific 1912 Villisca Axe murders. He had a contentious business rivalry with the patriarch of the slain Moore family, Josiah (Joe) Moore, intensified further because Moore was having an affair with his daughter-in-law. However there was no direct evidence linking him to the crime. Enter James Wilkerson, a pugnacious and cunning private detective who made it his mission to connect Jones to the murders, even if it meant manufacturing evidence.
In this second part of my three part interview with Dr. Edgar Epperly, author of " Fiend Incarnate: Villisca Axe Murders of 1912", we delve into Wilkerson's trumped-up charges against Jones and bitter obsession with pinning the murders on him.
Dr. Epperly's website: https://villiscabook.com/
More about the documentary "Villisca: Living with a Mystery" here: https://www.villiscamovie.com/
Dr. Epperly's Villisca Axe Murders Blog: https://docublogger.typepad.com/villiscamystery/

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