Starvation Heights: The Murder of Claire Williamson

1:09:17
 
Share
 

Manage episode 296385278 series 2813059
By Kristin & Mogab. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

The worst mistake Claire Williamson ever made was the day she responded to an ad in a Seattle daily newspaper to ask for a copy of Fasting for the Cure of Disease, a book by Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard. Claire and her sister, Dorothea, who went by Dora, were extremely close and extremely wealthy, heirs to a fortune of nearly 29 million that they alone controlled, but they were obsessed with one thing: fad cures. Cures for what, you might ask? I have no idea because both Claire and Dorothea seemed to be in perfectly fine health. Neither of them suffered from any serious illness. But Claire especially could not let this search for wellbeing go. She would die to be healthy.
Sources:

Books
Starvation Heights (Gregg Olson)

Articles
Healthline | What is An Osteopath
Forgotten Minnesota | The Starvation Doctor: Quack Cure or Murder?

Murderpedia | Linda Burfield Hazzard (Crow, C.J., Ellis, Fullerton, and Morris, JJ)

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/truecrimecreepers)

65 episodes