Episode 188 – A Mother’s Worst Nightmare – The Murder Of Shad Thyrion

In the dark morning hours of February 23rd, 2022, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Tara Pakanich was awakened by a loud bang.

Warm under her blankets, still groggy from a sound sleep, the startling noise seemed like it could’ve been only one thing: the storm door.

As Tara got out of bed to investigate, she noticed the lights still on in the basement, where her 24-year-old son, Shad Thyrion, had been hanging out for the last couple of days.

But no one was down there now. As she headed back up the basement stairs, something strange suddenly caught her eye: a bucket with a beach towel draped over top.

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Research & Writing:
Nicole Colin & Katherine Thomas – Epigram Literary Group

Aiden Wolf

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