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The third rainbow girl : the long life of a double murder in Appalachia / Emma Copley Eisenberg.

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Rowayton Library 364.152 EIS (Text to phone) 33625122829703 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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True things -- Welcome home -- A divided heart -- The relevant necessary people -- A perfect story -- The cogs don't meet -- Jesse in the quiet zone -- The third Rainbow girl.
Summary, etc.:
"In the early evening of June 25, 1980, Vicki Durian, 26, and Nancy Santomero, 19, were killed in an isolated clearing in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. They were hitchhiking to a festival known as the Rainbow Gathering but never arrived. For thirteen years no one was prosecuted for the "Rainbow Murders," though suspicion was cast on a succession of local men. In 1993, a local farmer was convicted, only to be released when a known serial killer and diagnosed schizophrenic named Joseph Paul Franklin claimed responsibility. With the passage of time, as the truth seemed to slip away, the toll became more inescapable--the unsolved murders were a trauma, experienced on a community scale. Emma Copley Eisenberg spent five years re-investigating these brutal acts, which once captured the national media's imagination, only to fall into obscurity. A one-time New Yorker who took a job in Pocaho