By: Diane Benjamin
Is Normal embarrassed they have TWO unsolved murders of young woman attending ISU? They must be since they refuse to release unredacted documents and most interviews from the 1975 case. What they did release shows leads were not documented as being followed up on.
The 5th episode of Carol’s Last Christmas was posted yesterday, this link has all 5 episodes. Each are only about 1/2 hour. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/carols-last-christmas-on-radio-misfits/id1654092006
The first 2 episodes set background, the 3rd starts giving details. Episodes 4 and 5 are explosive. The 5th episode has a quote from a retired Chicago detective who spoke to a retired Normal detective:
“We were lost from the beginning”
Normal should have called in the State Police to investigate. Why didn’t they? In 1975 not much else existed in Normal besides ISU.
It was also during this time Normal changed to City Manager form of government even though many questions about the legality of that referendum existed. It ended up in court with a judge saying the law is murky. Normal is in court now because State law is incompatible with City Manager form of government. Normal also ended the ban on alcohol in 1973.
The family of Carol Rolstad still has no idea who murdered her.
The family of Jennifer Lockmiller still has no idea who murdered her. (1993 murder)
Episode 5 ends with:
If you want to commit murder – do it in Normal.
This website has information too: https://carolslastchristmas.com/
It shows some of the heavily redacted documents the Normal police have released and previews upcoming episodes.