Iowa Public Radio's "River to River" program with Ben Keiffer will feature Dr. Edgar V. Epperly and Tammy and Kelly Rundle, producers of "Villisca: Living with a Mystery" from noon until 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012.
The radio show will focus on the upcoming 100th anniversary of Iowa's worst mass murder, the Villisca axe murders. Epperly, who has researched and studied the crime over 60 years is considered the foremost authority on the case. Epperly served as the key consultant on the Rundles' award-winning documentary and the three are co-authoring a book together.
The Rundles and Epperly will be in Red Oak, Iowa June 10, 2012 to participate in a special commemorative event at the Montgomery County History Center. The murder weapon will be on display, as well as new materials donated to the museum by Dr. Bruce Stillians. AXMAN, a new short documentary by the Rundles will be shown at 2:00 p.m. followed by an encore showing of their "Villisca: Living with a Mystery." Epperly will join the filmmakers for Q&A after the film presentation.
The Villisca Ax Murder house will be open for tours and historical presentations until 5:00 p.m. that day. Visitors to the town of Villisca, just 19 miles from Red Oak can also check out a self-guided history tour at http://www.villisca.com/HistoryTour.html.