by Jake Anderson
There are true-crime cases that stick with you in strange ways. Sometimes just the face of a victim smiling years before their death breaks your heart. Other times, one specific detail of a crime gnaws at the back of your mind and keeps you up in the dark of the night, disturbed but thankful the universe has spared you such raw horror.
The tragic, brutal death of Lauren Giddings, a 27-year-old law school student who was murdered in Macon, Georgia in June of 2011, stuck with me because of a single video. It was merely a shotgun interview with one of her neighbors, conducted by a local news station correspondent at Lauren’s apartment complex in the earliest days of the investigation when Lauren was still a missing person.
Viewed retrospectively, the video is bone-chilling.
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