342: How to Rest in Peace

342: How to Rest in Peace

Nov 2, 2007
There are umpteen TV shows about solving murders, endless whodunits in bookstores. But what happens to the people left behind after the detectives close the case? Three stories about children trying to figure out how to live normally after their parents have died.
  • Host Ira Glass talks to Rachel Howard, whose father, Stan, was murdered when she was 10 years old. His case was never solved. And like a lot of people whose family members have been killed, she tried for a long time to find the killer. But after a while, she gave up. And she's comfortable with that—which sometimes makes fellow survivors decidedly uncomfortable. (7 minutes)

    Rachel wrote a book, The Lost Night, about her father's murder. MurderWriting

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Rachel Howard and her dad, Stan Howard, who was murdered in his house in 1986. His killer was never found.

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