Justice For Marlys: A Family's Twenty-Year Search For A by John S. Munday Munday

By John S. Munday Munday

Marlys Wohlenhaus used to be an lively, vigorous eighteen-year-old lady. Then, one afternoon, every little thing replaced. She must have been secure operating on the city eating place. She must have been secure in her own residence. She should be alive at the present time. yet in may perhaps 1979, Marlys grew to become the sufferer in each parent’s so much terrible nightmare. right away a gripping tale and an in-depth examine the grief of wasting a baby, Justice for Marlys relates the real account of a serial killer, Joseph Ture Jr., who slipped previous the legislation time and again in the course of a three-year-long crime spree. It was once Ture who brutally murdered Marlys Wohlenhaus in her own residence. John S. Munday, the husband of Marlys’s mom, reconstructs the homicide and the seventeen-year research that ended in the trap and conviction of Ture, permitting the reader to discover the horror, obsession, commitment, and at last the peace that he and his spouse skilled within the look for and eventual conviction of her daughter’s killer. Justice for Marlys generates suspense and sympathy as Munday recounts how Marlys’s case was once solved in the course of the efforts of the victim’s tenacious kinfolk, supportive information media, and chronic investigators.  Munday supplies readers a terrifying feel of the incredible grief and depression within the hearts of these who lose a toddler, but he additionally stocks his intensely own exploration of the resilience and tool in the human spirit. John S. Munday is an highbrow estate lawyer who lives along with his spouse Fran in Isanti County, Minnesota. he's additionally the writer of Surviving the dying of a kid, a contributing editor for Grief Digest, and a member of the board of administrators of the opposite aspect journal.

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I’d love it anywhere you are,” I replied. “Too bad you aren’t here,” Fran said, lifting my heart. “I’ll fly out,” I said. “And I’ll bring JD,” I added, thinking that my oldest son and Lynn were only a year apart and would enjoy the beach together. JD had given Lynn his fishing knife for protection during her last few days of school before she left for California. I dreamed of merging the families, hoped stepbrothers and stepsisters could actually like each other. Marlys had been working on that already.

He also mentioned a young man, Dennis Sipe, who hung out in the woods near the house. Several times Greg 31 The Investigation Begins reminded the detective that he, Greg, had been on a flight from Chicago at the time of the murder. He had met a man seated near him. They had exchanged business cards and Greg bought him a drink. When Greg talked, Fran stood silently by, barely hearing the words. Fear gripped her as she stood in this house that now seemed so evil. Could it be Greg? she wondered. This was her first thought about who might have killed Marlys.

I saw and heard an ambulance racing back to St. Paul. “It’s Marlys,” I thought, wondering what had happened to her 17 A Butterfly Is Crushed that would make Fran sound so frantic. I could only speculate and go faster. After what seemed forever, I turned south on Stagecoach Trail, slid around the corner onto Valley Creek, skidded to a halt as I saw Fran in a car with her stepson Kevin. I pulled into his lane, motioning for him to stop. “I’ll take you,” I told her. Fran got out and groped her way to my car as though she would faint.

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