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Under the trestle : the 1980 disappearance of Gina Renee Hall & Virginia's first "no body" murder trial  Cover Image Book Book

Under the trestle : the 1980 disappearance of Gina Renee Hall & Virginia's first "no body" murder trial / Ron Peterson, Jr.

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  • ISBN: 1532063490
  • ISBN: 9781532063497
  • Physical Description: xii, 318 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Bloomington, IN : iUniverse, [2018].

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-318).
Summary, etc.:
""Under The Trestle" is the true story of the most compelling murder case in Virginia history. In 1980, beautiful Gina Renee Hall, a Radford University freshman, went to a Virginia Tech nightclub on a Saturday night. She was never seen again. Her abandoned car was found parked beneath a railroad trestle bridging the New River, with blood in the trunk. The investigation led police to a secluded cabin on Claytor Lake, where there was evidence of a violent attack. Former Virginia Tech football player Stephen Epperly was charged with murder, despite the fact that Gina's body was never found. In Virginia's "trial of the century," prosecutor Everett Shockley presented an entirely circumstantial case. Key witnesses against Epperly included his best friend, his mother and a tracking dog handler later believed by many to be a fraud. Three former Virginia Tech football players testified, including a Hokies quarterback once featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Would Epperly become the first person in Virginia history convicted of murder without the victim's body, an eyewitness or a confession? And would authorities ever find the body of Gina Renee Hall?"--cover, page 4.
Subject: Epperly, Stephen Matteson, 1952- > Trials, litigation, etc.
Hall, Gina Renee, 1961-1980.
Trials (Murder) > Virginia > Pulaski County > 20th century.
Missing persons > Virginia, Southwest.
Young women > Crimes against > Virginia > 20th century.
Evidence, Circumstantial.
Virginia, Southwest > History > 20th century.
Evidence, Circumstantial.
Missing persons.
Trials (Murder)
Young women > Crimes against.
Virginia > Pulaski County.
Virginia, Southwest.
Genre: History.
Trials, litigation, etc.

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  • 2 of 4 copies available at MountainCat.


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Carroll County Public Library 364.15 PET (Text) 39707100701007 Non-Fiction Available -
Galax Public Library 364.15 PET (Text) 39706100612164 Non-Fiction Checked out 10/21/2022
Grayson County Public Library 364.15 PETERSON 2018 (Text) 49000800797766 Non-Fiction Checked out 10/11/2022
Wythe County Public Library 364.15 PETERSON 2018 (Text) 49000800798160 Non-Fiction Available -

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