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Debbie Davis was a quiet, single woman who liked baking cookies and reading mystery novels. What a police patrolman found in her apartment bedroom on the morning of Sept. 19, 1987, would mark the beginning of a nightmare that would haunt and terrify the city of Richmond, Virginia, for months to come. Featuring interviews with retired homicide detectives, FBI profilers, prosecutors and friends and family of the victims, Southern Nightmare is the story of how the South Side Strangler serial killer was brought to justice by the use of DNA evidence, years before the O.J. Simpson trial or TV shows like CSI popularized the use of DNA as a forensic investigative tool. Want more Southern Nightmare? For access to exclusive extra content, like our one-hour live episode, extended audio interviews, videos and more, please donate to support Southern Nightmare at  SPECIAL OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS   For a free audiobook that's yours to keep, go to    Get $40 off your first two boxes from Blue Apron! (Save $20 Week 1; Save $20 Week 2)  

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