Mother's Day Murder
We cover the murder of a UGA Professor found unconscious in a hot tub during the early hours of Mother’s Day in 2019. Headlines rippled around the globe about the “Hot Tub Murder.” In the sleepy middle Georgia town called Milledgeville where Marianne died, a sordid history is revealed where the largest mental hospital in the world was once located miles from the murder scene. In this season of Blood Town, we chronicle this case as it unfolds in real-time.
In season one of Blood Town, we examine the case of Marianne Shockley, an Entomology Professor at the University of Georgia, who was murdered by strangulation. At the home where her body was found, the homeowner, Clark Heindel, committed suicide while the police processed the scene and her boyfriend was in the back seat of the Sheriff's car. He was placed under arrest and charged with her murder, but many questions remain. Who murdered Marianne Shockley?