September 17, 2004

No such thing as "Case Closed"

Cannibal, yes. Murderer? Maybe not. Desperate people go to extreme lengths to survive, and Alfred Packer always insisted that he only killed one man in his expedition of six, and that it was in self-defense.

Now a museum curator has used archeology and advanced forensics science to show that Packer may have been telling the truth 130 years ago.

Update: According to the first link above:

The University of Colorado at Boulder named their student cafeteria The Alfred Packer Memorial Grill, apparently as a derisive statement about the food served there.

Now I want BBQ for lunch...

Posted by Ted at September 17, 2004 09:19 AM
Category: SciTech

I hope you've seen "Cannibal, the Musical." It's a not-to-be-missed TROMA DVD release, the Alfred Packer story done by Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

Posted by: Susie at September 18, 2004 02:20 PM

Why doesn't it surprise me that you knew that, Susie? :D

Posted by: Ted at September 18, 2004 04:30 PM
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