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Today in Crime History: Police Discover John List’s Murdered Family

On December 7, 1971, following up on a tip from a concerned neighbor, police entered the New Jersey mansion of John List. Inside, they found the bodies of his mother, wife and three children. List had planned the killings so carefully that they went unnoticed for almost a month, and List himself was able to escape justice for nearly 18 years.