The Resource Death in White Bear Lake : the true chronicle of an all-american town, (electronic resource)

Death in White Bear Lake : the true chronicle of an all-american town, (electronic resource)

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Death in White Bear Lake : the true chronicle of an all-american town
Title
Death in White Bear Lake
Title remainder
the true chronicle of an all-american town
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Language
eng
Summary
A mother's search for the son she gave up uncovers terrifying secrets in a Minnesota town in this "masterfully depicted true-crime tale" (Publishers Weekly). In 1962, Jerry Sherwood gave up her newborn son, Dennis, for adoption. Twenty years later, she set out to find him-only to discover he had died before his fourth birthday. The immediate cause was peritonitis, but the coroner had never decided the mode of death, writing "deferred" rather than indicate accident, natural causes, or homicide. This he did even though the autopsy photos showed Dennis covered from head to toe in ugly bruises, his clenched fists and twisted facial expression suggesting he had died writhing in pain. Harold and Lois Jurgens, a middle-class, churchgoing couple in picturesque White Bear Lake, Minnesota, had adopted Dennis and five other foster children. To all appearances, they were a normal midwestern family, but Jerry suspected that something sinister had happened in the Jurgens household. She demanded to know the truth about her son's death. Why did authorities dismiss evidence that marked Dennis as an endangered child' Could Lois Jurgens's brother, a local police lieutenant, have interfered in the investigation' And most disturbing of all, why had so many people who'd witnessed Lois's brutal treatment of her children stay silent for so long' Determined to find answers, local detectives and prosecutors rebuilt the case brick by brick, finally exposing the shocking truth behind a nightmare in suburbia. A finalist for the Edgar Award, A Death in White Bear Lake is "a distinguished entry in the annals of crime documentary," and a vivid portrait of the all-American town that harbored a sadistic killer (The Washington Post)
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YDX
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SiegeI, Barry
Dewey number
364.1/523/0977658
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6534.W57
LC item number
S53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Murder
  • Child abuse
  • Adopted children
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / Child Abuse
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • Adopted children
  • Child abuse
  • Murder
  • Minnesota
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Death in White Bear Lake : the true chronicle of an all-american town, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Part One: Voices from the Past; 1. Memories; 2. White Bear Lake; 3. Lois and Harold; 4. All That a Child Could Desire; 5. Dennis; 6. Halcyon Days; 7. Wintertime; 8. All-America City; 9. Palm Sunday; 10. The Size of a Nickel; 11. Suspicions; 12. The Investigation.; 13. The Funeral; 14. Good Friday; 15. Riding a Dead Horse; 16. The Custody Hearing; 17. A Little More Baling Wire; 18. Revolution; 19. Stone Hill; 20. This World Stinks; 21. Colorado; 22. Robert Returns; Part Two: Consequences; 23. Kentucky; 24. Stillwater; 25. An Example Could Be Made
  • 26. The Bubble Bursts27. The Loss Case; Part Three: Voices from the Present; 28. It Never Entered My Mind; 29. A Horse to Ride; 30. Crookston; 31. The Prosecutors; 32. I Want to Talk to You; 33. Very Nice People; 34. Arizona; 35. Christmas 1986; 36. In Search of the Past; 37. A Cry from the Ground; 38. Grand Jury; 39. It's Going to Be a Fight; 40. Lois; 41. The Past Recovered; 42. The Trial; 43. Celebration; 44. Jerome; 45. Memories, Still; Image Gallery; Author's Note; Index; About the Author; Copyright Page
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on1003311729
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504047562
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
15477BE9-A022-4380-9829-26394D6CF4D9
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1003311729
  • (OCoLC)1003311729
Label
Death in White Bear Lake : the true chronicle of an all-american town, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Part One: Voices from the Past; 1. Memories; 2. White Bear Lake; 3. Lois and Harold; 4. All That a Child Could Desire; 5. Dennis; 6. Halcyon Days; 7. Wintertime; 8. All-America City; 9. Palm Sunday; 10. The Size of a Nickel; 11. Suspicions; 12. The Investigation.; 13. The Funeral; 14. Good Friday; 15. Riding a Dead Horse; 16. The Custody Hearing; 17. A Little More Baling Wire; 18. Revolution; 19. Stone Hill; 20. This World Stinks; 21. Colorado; 22. Robert Returns; Part Two: Consequences; 23. Kentucky; 24. Stillwater; 25. An Example Could Be Made
  • 26. The Bubble Bursts27. The Loss Case; Part Three: Voices from the Present; 28. It Never Entered My Mind; 29. A Horse to Ride; 30. Crookston; 31. The Prosecutors; 32. I Want to Talk to You; 33. Very Nice People; 34. Arizona; 35. Christmas 1986; 36. In Search of the Past; 37. A Cry from the Ground; 38. Grand Jury; 39. It's Going to Be a Fight; 40. Lois; 41. The Past Recovered; 42. The Trial; 43. Celebration; 44. Jerome; 45. Memories, Still; Image Gallery; Author's Note; Index; About the Author; Copyright Page
Control code
on1003311729
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504047562
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
15477BE9-A022-4380-9829-26394D6CF4D9
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1003311729
  • (OCoLC)1003311729

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