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Episode 57 | The Gustafson Family & the Unsolved Mysteries of Judith Vieweg and Deborah Quimby, Townsend, Massachusetts

William, Abigail and Priscilla Gustafson

Crime of the Truest Kind is about New England crime stories and history. The Things that happen here. Crime is history and sometimes history is crime.

This episode contains descriptions of violent crime against women and children. Listen with care.

Episode 57📍Townsend, Massachusetts | On December 1, 1987, Andrew Gustafson lost his entire family, his wife, two children, and the baby they were expecting. He fought through unimaginable grief to find joy & purpose. We remember Priscilla, Abigail, and William.

Through these narratives, we honor victims, remind one another of our vulnerability, our humanity, and our need for empathy.We learn about two unsolved Townsend cases dating back to the 1970s, the mysteries that surround the murder of 31-year-old artist and teacher Judith Vieweg in 1973, and the disappearance of 13-year-old Deborah Quimby in 1977. 


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Join me Thurs 2/15 at Faces Brewing in Malden, Mass for UNSOLVED New England Crime Cases. I am joined by author and journalist Emily Sweeney, reporter for the Boston Globe’s Cold Case Files | Get Tickets

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Photos from the episode The Gustafson family, Priscilla, Abigail, William, Andrew Gustafson's biography, Andrew with second wife, Carol; Judith Vieweg. Judith's blue house, Judith's car found in the pits, Judith's death certificate, Deborah Quimby's missing poster with age progression, 1970s Takara ten speed bike similar to what Deborah Quimby was said to be riding when she disappeared; Roxanne Doucette is accused of attempted murder after she believed a daytime soap actor was into her...



Deborah Quimby, Missing from Townsend, Mass

Roxanne Doucette, Catfished on Facebook, Townsend, Mass WCVB Channel 5

Andrew Gustafson biography, about his loss and finding new meaning

Los Angeles Times - Andrew Gustafson


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