Murder in Little Egypt

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Morrow, 1989 - True Crime - 340 pages
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The shocking story of a family doctor from the region of southern Illinois known as Little Egypt who murdered two of his grown sons to gain the money from life insurance policies he held. 8 pages of photos. Ex-wife and one surviving son will tour nine cities.

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In December 1984 Dr. John Dale Cavaness was charged with the murder of his son Sean. The community was outraged and rose to his defense. What they didn’t know was that for years he had terrorized his ... Read full review

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John Dale Cavaness was a beloved doctor in southern Illinois, in a poor area called Little Egypt. He oftened treated patients without requesting payment. To his family and co-workers Dr. Dale, as he ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1989)

An essayist for The New Yorker and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Ernest Hemingway Award.

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