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INFAMOUS: The Signal Mountain Murders

Crime Junkie

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True Crime

4.7352.7K Ratings

🗓️ 31 May 2021

⏱️ 49 minutes

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A summer joyride turns deadly when three men are viciously gunned down in the hills of southern Tennessee.

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0:00.0

Hi, Crime Junkies. I'm your host, Ashley Flowers.

0:03.6

And I'm Brett.

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And the story I have for you today takes us deep into the woods on the borders of Appalachia.

0:10.0

An evening joyride turns deadly when three men are gunned down on their way to a local landmark,

0:16.6

leaving behind a haunting mystery.

0:19.6

This is the story of the Signal Mountain murders.

0:49.6

On the evening of July 9, 1988, in the woods of Signal Mountain in South Eastern Tennessee,

1:02.0

a family adventure is about to get underway.

1:05.6

Signal Mountain is actually a town and not the official name of a specific mountain,

1:10.6

but it's what the locals call their part of Walden's Ridge.

1:15.6

The population growth has been slow over the past 150 years or so,

1:19.8

but as more people have moved into the region, more public land has gone into private hands.

1:26.4

Signal Mountain is this really gorgeous suburb of Chattanooga,

1:31.4

covered in rolling hills and ridges, breathtaking skies and trees as far as the eye can see.

1:38.6

Signal Mountain is situated kind of between a pair of good-sized natural markers,

1:44.4

the Chigamaga and the Chattanooga National Military Park to the south,

1:48.8

and the Prentice Cooper State Forest to the east with the Signal Point lookout,

1:53.2

right there on Walden's Ridge listed as a military park district.

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Now for visitors, it's an outdoorsy person's paradise,

2:00.8

and the perfect place to get back to nature without going too far off the beaten path.

2:06.2

For local residents who spent their whole lives learning these woods, it's home.

2:10.8

So, tonight, with that in mind, a woman named Martha Mason isn't all that worried

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