The Trail Went Cold – Episode 327 – Lucia Kai Roberts

August 15, 1982. Boston, Massachusetts. The body of 16-year old Lucia Kai Roberts is found in Franklin Park and her cause of death is ruled to be strangulation. Over one year later, allegations emerge about a black girl who was sexually assaulted by multiple police officers at a private club and since this incident supposedly took place six weeks before Lucia was killed, there is speculation that she was the victim of the assault. The Boston Police Department is accused of being complicit in Lucia’s murder and orchestrating a major cover-up, but multiple investigations fail to generate any conclusive evidence to support this theory. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore one of the controversial unsolved murders in the history of Boston.

Additional Reading:

Boston TV News Digital Library – Segments on the “Silver Shield Rape”

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.