The Trail Went Cold – Episode 301 – Lynn Amos & Megan Curl

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December 11, 1995. Washington, D.C.. The fire department is summoned to a townhouse and discovers the burning body of 38-year old Lynn Amos on her bed. Lynn is still alive at the time and taken to a hospital with burns on the majority of her body, but she passes away ten days later. While investigators initially believe that Lynn’s death was an accident, traces of accelerants are found on the bed to indicate that arson took place and she was the victim of a homicide. There is speculation that Lynn was murdered because of something she uncovered at her job as a financial analyst, but the identity of her killer and their motive remain a mystery.

March 26, 2000. Lufkin, Texas. The fire department arrives at the apartment of 26-year old Megan Curl and extinguishes a fire on her bed. They soon notice that Megan was tied to the bed, suffocated with a plastic bag and had her throat slashed before her body was set ablaze. The previous evening, Megan had gone to a pair of local nightclubs and shortly after she returned to her apartment complex, a man she supposedly met at one of the clubs showed up there to meet her. Even though one of Megan’s neighbours saw the man inside her apartment, he is never identified and the crime is never solved.

Additional Reading:

https://unsolved.com/gallery/lynn-amos/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1995/12/12/man-dies-woman-severely-burned-in-separate-dc-house-fires/3a780316-cb2d-4c38-893b-a46674df9047/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1996/02/10/family-fears-it-never-will-have-answers-to-dc-arson-homicide/3d4658f9-b4bd-4cb7-853b-850ed0aa1ca8/?utm_term=.5c3e9f5e4182

https://www.newspapers.com/image/260580483/

https://www.newspapers.com/image/260641221/

https://unsolved.com/gallery/megan-curl/

http://www.ktre.com/story/11568961/unsolved-murder-of-lufkin-girl-one-of-most-gruesome-in-local-history

http://lufkindailynews.com/news/community/article_238acf6a-3acb-11e3-9481-0019bb2963f4.html

https://www.cbs19.tv/article/news/local/the-burning-cold-case-of-megan-curl/501-552339539

On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we cover a pair of unsolved murders involving female victims who were set on fire on their beds.

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

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