60 years ago...
The three women from the Chicago suburbs, Mildred Lindquist, Lillian Oetting and Frances Murphy, who hiked to their fate in Starved Rock’s St. Louis Canyon.
Chester Rocky Weger was convicted of killing Mildred Lindquist, age 50, one of three women found dead in the park. He was never tried for the deaths of Lillian Oetting, 50, or Frances Murphy, 47. All were killed on 3 March 1960.
Weger was sentenced to life in prison and began his sentence in Menard State Prison.
Weger always claimed that he was innocent of the killings.
In November 1964, a 27 year old prisoner in Texas, John M. Peters claimed that he had killed the three Chicago women. He also claimed to have beaten a woman to death in Marshall, Texas in 1955, and claimed to have shot a man to death in El Capitan, New Mexico.
THE STARVED ROCK MURDERS — American Hauntings