Thursday, December 14, 2023

Room 354: Jeffrey Gorton Day 2 The 12 Nightmares Before Christmas

 Welcome to day 2 of The 12 Nightmares Before Christmas

Fifty-five-year-old Margarette Eby lived a rich and full life as a music professor at the University of Michigan. Margarette was well-liked by her students and coworkers and had several grown children of her own. Around 4:30 in the afternoon on November 9th, 1986, some of Margarette’s students arrived at the cottage to take her to a concert. When the students knocked on the door, they were met with silence. Finally, one of them tried the doorknob, and it was unlocked. They entered the cottage and found a grisly scene.

Margarette Eby was Flint, Michigan’s 56th homicide that year.

Five years later, in hotel room 354 in Romulus, Michigan, the wake-up calls from the front desk went unanswered. A 41-year-old flight attendant, Nancy Jean Ludwig Lud wig, from Minnetonka, Minnesota, had checked into room 354 around 9 P.M. the night before. Nancy had been a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines since 1976 and enjoyed her job quite a bit. It was about 12:50 in the afternoon when the housekeeper opened the door to a pitch-black room. The housekeeper walked over to the window and, upon opening the curtains, turned and discovered Nancy Jean Ludwig. She had been stabbed to death.

Both cases went cold until 2002 when new technology helped investigators find their killer, Jeffrey Wayne Gorton.

Join Cam and Jen as they discuss "Room 354: Jeffrey Gorton"

Thank you to our team:
Written and researched by Lauretta Allen
Listener Discretion by Edward October from
Executive Producer Nico Vitesse of

Sources: (S2E8 of Your Worst Nightmare on ID “Fight or Flight”) It is also featured on the Forensics Files episode "Silk Stalkings." S2E25

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