A century-old unsolved murder and the newspaper reporter who tracked down the story are featured at the next News at Noon, sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Missouri History Museum.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch crime reporter Nicholas C. J. Pistor will discuss the family massacre at the center of his book, “The Ax Murders of Saxtown: The Unsolved Crime that Terrorized at Town and Shocked a Nation.” His talk will be Thursday, April 10, in the AT&T Room on the lower level of the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Boulevard.
SPJ’s monthly News at Noon is free of charge.
Pistor has reported on and written about some of the biggest crimes in the Midwest and has been a consultant for CBS’s “48 Hours” true-crime series. He has appeared on nearly every major television news network. He grew up a few miles from the Saxtown murder scene, where talk of the crime kept him awake as a boy. He currently lives in downtown St. Louis.
Audience members are invited to bring a sack lunch or purchase one from Bixby’s Restaurant on the museum’s upper level.
For more details, contact Janette Lonsdale at 314-223-0235, or Janette@TheRedStairs.com.