Wednesday, March 22, 2023

204. Bad Creek Bridge: Taylor Paschal-Placker, Skyla Whitaker & Ashley Taylor

 "Two young girls gunned down on a beautiful June day" is a headline we, Americans, are all too familiar with. However, most people would be shocked to discover that the brutal slayings occurred along a tree-lined dirt road in America's heartland. "That type of violence doesn't happen here," or "We moved to the country to get away from this type of thing," is what we often hear after such a violent act occurs. And indeed, those were the very emotions that locals expressed in June of 2008, when eleven-year-old Skyla Jade Whitaker and her best friend, thirteen-year-old Taylor Dawn Paschal-Placker, were shot thirteen times while walking home from the creek on a beautiful June afternoon.

Police would work on solving the young girl's murder for three years without any luck. It would take the disappearance and murder of 23-year-old Ashley Taylor to lead police to Skyla's and Taylor's killer.

Sklya Whitaker, Taylor Paschal-Placker, Ashley Taylor

Join Cam and Jen as they discuss "Bad Creek Bridge: Taylor Paschal-Placker, Skyla Whitaker, and Ashley Taylor."

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Thank you to our team that helped make this episode possible:
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Nico at for editing and theme music.
Lauretta Allen for research and writing.

Now I Lay Me Down by Faith Phillips (When Murder Comes to Town Season 3 Episode 10) (Shadow of Doubt Season 2 Episode 7) (Killer Relationship with Faith Jenkins Season 1 Episode 6)

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