Case 287

Half & Susanne Zantop

When Half and Susanne Zantop were found brutally stabbed to death in their Etna, New Hampshire home, friends, colleagues and investigators were all at a loss to understand it.

The married couple were both beloved professors at Dartmouth College, and no one could think of a reason why someone would want to harm them. But a crucial clue left at the crime scene would lead investigators directly to some unlikely suspects: two high school students with a deadly plan…



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Research & writing – Erin Munro

Creative direction – Milly Raso

Narration – Anonymous Host



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Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



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Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders – Mitchell Zuckoff and Dick Lehr

The Dartmouth Murders – Eric Francis



The Dartmouth Murders – TruTV

Indictment in Dartmouth case outlines robbery-killing plan – New York Times

James Parker, convicted of murdering 2 Dartmouth College professors in 2001, granted parole – CBS News

Convicts who killed as juveniles to be re-sentenced as adults, N.H. court rules –

Teenagers are sentenced for killing two professors – New York Times

Dartmouth and town reel in wake of double killing – New York Times

Police identify a suspect in Dartmouth murders – New York Times

Teenager to plead guilty as accomplice in Dartmouth killings – New York Times

Youths dreamed of adventure, but settled for killing a couple – New York Times

Arrests made in Dartmouth killings, but mystery thickens – New York Times

Boston Globe prints apology on article on murder inquiry – New York Times

Arrests of youths in Dartmouth case leave a town searching for answers – New York Times

Dartmouth professors’ anti-Nazi beliefs may have got them killed – Arizona Daily Sun

Zantop daughter: “I wish James’ family the best and hope that they are able to heal” – The Keene Sentinel

Man up for parole over 2 decades after Dartmouth professor stabbing deaths – NBC Boston

Remembrance of things past – Dartmouth Alumni Magazine



In Memory of Half and Susanne Zantop – Dartmouth website

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