INTO OBLIVION: Research Locations

Chances are excellent that a killer or killers came down this road May 31, 1958 and offered a ride or coerced a young bride into their car and sent her on a long journey INTO OBLIVION.
Author of INTO OBLIVION, Marilyn A. Hudson, ready to confront who ever was responsible for the disappearance of Carol Batterman in 1958. In the general location of a popular local bar featuring blues music today, the eager young bride shown below left the now demolished  Crown Motel (along HWY 77 in Moore, OK and in the general area of this photograph) to go house hunting. She has never been seen since. Some tantalizing clues emerged in the search but mostly pages of unanswered questions. 
Carol Batterman, Disappeared May 31, 1958, Moore, Ok. Anyone with information should contact the Cleveland Co (OK) Sheriff's Depart. Photo courtesy of The Charley Project.
Stiles Circle, one of the areas involved in several gruesome unsolved murders occurred in Oklahoma City in the 1970's and 1980's.  Unsolved to this day the murders of several Native American women working, it is believed, as prostitute's were savagely killed.  Some wonder if such a ferocious killer could have simply stopped?  Did he move on somewhere else? Are there, in some forgotten place other of his victims waiting to be found?

This, and many more stories and the stories of the victims, are found in the new book INTO OBLIVION available on Amazon. 

Note: Author Hudson is shown in front of one of the businesses lining this stretch of road today. The Boubon Street Bar is a well know night spot featuring great Blues and other music.


New Work Focuses on Murder, Missing Persons and Mystery

Norman, Oklahoma, June 23, 2015 — Norman author Marilyn A. Hudson announces release of a new work exploring murders, missing persons and mysteries titled, Into Oblivion: Murder, Missing Persons, and Mysteries.  

In the book Hudson explores the world of the mid-century and how some people took a wrong turn on a road of lingering questions.   Hudson gives a sweeping overview of some of the dastardly things people were doing to each other in the 1930's- 1960's in average and normal America. The unsolved Cleveland Torso murders, the Black Dahlia, and others are presented as the backdrop to a mid-century killing spree. Those cases include the almost unknown torso murders in Oklahoma, along with very similar, and still unsolved, cases from Texas and New Mexico from the 1950’s and early 1960's. 

Then she provides some deeper looks deeper into the lives of several victims whose cases are still unsolved. She profiles a bride who left the Crown Motel in Moore, Oklahoma never to be seen alive again in the story of Carol Batterman.  Through interviews she expands the story of a woman murdered in Louisiana, Ruth Tilotta and raises questions about a similar case in the disappearances of Audrey Moate. Missing wives, murdered women, and unsolved mysteries are presented as links in a chain of possible connections to solving these decades old crimes.
Finally, she offers a tantalizing summary theory that connects  several of these previously forgotten crimes with other unsolved murders. She hopes authorities will decide to look a little deeper and cast their net a little wider. For, as she notes, "there is no statute of limitations on finding the truth." 
Hudson has published sixteen other titles in the areas of nonfiction (history), inspirational, juvenile, and fiction. Titles include, The Mound, When Death Rode the Rails, Stories Center Stage, Murderous Marriages, and Elephant Hips are Expensive.
Armchair true crime enthusiasts will want to add this one to their reading list. It is a perfect fit for collections on true crime and with its emphasis on several Oklahoma crimes, those interested in the Sooner state. For more information, contact Marilyn A. Hudson (marilynahudson@yahoo.com). The book will be available on Amazon.com

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