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The deaths at Duffy’s Cut: Cholera or cover-up?

In Pennsylvania’s Chester County, locals have long known that something terrible happened along an old stretch of railroad known as Duffy’s Cut. History records that 57 Irish immigrant railroad workers died there in an 1832 cholera epidemic while clearing a stretch. Some claim to have seen the men’s ghosts dance on their own mass grave.

Unsolved Murder Spotlight: The East Caln Township Jane Doe

On July 11, 1995, the remains of a female victim were discovered in East Caln Township in Chester County Pennsylvania. The victim is believed to have been 17 to 25 years of age at the time of death. Authorities believe that the estimated date of death is 3-7 days prior to discovery. Cause of death was homicidal violence.

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