Profiling the Night Marauder

This post was written by contributor Cooper Lawson (MC’21). The post was edited by N. Locklin. In the 1920s, there lived a monster that brought terror to Knox and Blount Counties at night. This criminal was blamed for a long list of break-ins, sexual assaults, physical assaults, attempted homicides, and homicides that have left hisContinue reading “Profiling the Night Marauder”

What Makes a Murderer?

This post was written by contributor Riley Cook (MC’23). The post was edited by N. Locklin. Over 3,000 serial killers have been identified in America since 1900. Approximately 10,000 lives were taken as a result of their actions. There are an estimated thirty serial killers operating every year in the United States. What makes aContinue reading “What Makes a Murderer?”

Overview of the Night Marauder attacks

Between 1919 and 1926, east Tennessee was terrorized by a serial killer dubbed the “Night Marauder” by the press.  Up until 1921, his attacks were focused in and around the city of Knoxville. Most attacks followed the same pattern—the intruder would break into a modest home, one that did not have electricity, and approach aContinue reading “Overview of the Night Marauder attacks”