Episode 36 -- "Shenandoah on Fire" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On September 6th, 1988, a middle aged woman named Cindy Borton, was washing dishes in her little house in Shenandoah, Iowa. As she did this, she heard a knock on her back door. She glanced at her watch and saw that she only had a few minutes before she had to get ready for work, and so she just hoped that whoever was there, was not expecting a long visit.… A few hours later, the police would arrive at Cindy’s house and they would discover a crime scene so gruesome, that they had to call in a special investigative unit just to process it.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:1. Court documents Bettis v Iowa -- https://law.justia.com/cases/iowa/court-of-appeals/1996/94-1680-0.html2. 6park news -- https://6park.news/iowa/james-bettis-killed-cynthia-borton-why.html3. Oxygen text description -- https://www.oxygen.com/an-unexpected-killer/crime-news/james-bettis-killed-cynthia-borton-why4. Unexpected KIller: Nightmare in Shenandoah (2021) -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B09KCLYVKY/ref=atv_yv_hom_c_unkc_1_25. Murder comes to town (2016) -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B01A5WO4KY/ref=atv_yv_hom_c_unkc_1_16. Transcript of video Murder comes to town -- https://murder-town.com/solved-cases/cynthia-borton-killed-by-james-bettis/7. Where is James Bettis now -- https://thecinemaholic.com/cindy-borton-murder-where-is-james-bettis-now/8. Historical weather for Shenandoah Iowa -- https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/us/ia/shenandoah9. Famous people from Iowa -- https://www.traveliowa.com/getinspireddetails/famous-people-from-iowa/64/10. Shenandoah attractions and events -- https://www.sciaiowa.com/attractions.php11. Life in Shenandoah going back to the 1960s -- https://offenburger.com/index.php/from-shenandoah-iowa-to-paris-france-what-a-trip-harriet-welty-rochefort-has-taken-a-bunch-of-us-along/12. Farm crisis and church closures in the 80s in Iowa -- https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/caucus/2015/07/05/doak-caucus-lens-distorts-real-iowa/29702067/13. Farm crisis of the 1980s -- https://www.iowapbs.org/iowapathways/mypath/2422/farm-crisis-1980s14. Newspaper articles retrieved from subscription service Newspapers.com/NewspaperArchivea) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Thu, Sep 8, 1988 · Page 22 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022: Shenandoah woman slain; was minister’s wifeb) The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) · Thu, S ep 8, 1988 · Page 10 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022 Ex-Garwin woman stabbed to deathc) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Fri, Dec 30, 1988 · Page 2 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022 Mayor seeks details of probed) The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa) · Thu, S ep 8, 1988 · Page 8 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022 Obituarye) Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 04, 1989 Pg. 5, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US charges filed against Jim Bettisf) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Sun, Apr 8, 1990 · Page 15 Downloaded on Jun 8, 2022 Six month nightmare ends for Robert Borton g) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Sun, Apr 8, 1990 · Page 18 Downloaded on Jun 8, 2022 Six month nightmare ends (con’t)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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