The East Orange Bathtub Murder
A reading from America’s historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.
The Sad Death of Ocey Snead
Today’s story is about the tragic death of an apparently widowed young woman named Ocey Snead, short for Oceania, who was found drugged and drowned in a nearly empty house in East Orange, New Jersey. Three elderly sisters, Ocey’s mother and mother-in-law and aunt, were charged with her murder, but they say “suicide,” or maybe an accident. That Ocey and her husband were first cousins is one of the least sordid details of this tale.
Musical Direction by Dave Sams