Murder in the Mountains: The Muriel Baldridge Story

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On the evening of June 27, 1949, Muriel Baldridge, a pretty young high school girl from West Prestonsburg, attended a carnival with 3 of her girlfriends. Later that evening, she and her friends parted ways at the West Prestonsburg bridge. As she began making her way home across the bridge, she was abducted and assaulted by an unknown attacker. Her screams were heard throughout the neighborhood, but the crime went unseen and her killer vanished into the night.

The following morning, Muriel’s body was discovered lying on the riverbank underneath the West Prestonsburg bridge. Her family, as well as the community, were heartbroken.

By reading Murder in the Mountains: The Muriel Baldridge Story, you’ll discover:

  • Who Muriel Baldridge was as a person, as well her remarkable story as a young woman whose life was tragically cut short.
  • The details of the crime, as well as the amazing twists and turns that took place during the investigation.
  • The inside story behind the sensational murder trial and its controversial verdict.
  • The identity of the a possible witness to the crime who is still alive but refuses to talk about the incident.

Michael Crisp is a native of Georgetown, Kentucky, and has spent nearly 20 years in the entertainment business.

After graduating from Georgetown College, Michael toured many parts of the country as a singer, guitarist, and disc jockey.  In recent years, he became an award-winning filmmaker, having directed and produced The Very Worst Thing, a documentary film that revisits the 1958 Floyd County (Ky.) school bus disaster.  The film won the Storyteller Award at the 2010 Redemptive Film Festival in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Michael’s other directorial credits include When Happy Met Froggie, Legendary: When Baseball Came to the Bluegrass, and The Death of Floyd Collins.


Murder in the Mountains:  The Muriel Baldridge Story

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