The Death of Irene Garza (Part 2)

Crimes of the Basquelands by Julie Garcia and Douglas De Carvalho

Episode notes

Irene Garza, a young schoolteacher and beauty queen from McAllen, Texas, mysteriously vanished in 1960 after attending confession at a local church. If you haven't already, be sure to listen to Part One for the full context of this gripping two-episode saga. In Part Two, hosts Julie and Douglas continue to unravel the complexities surrounding Irene's case. The discovery of her lifeless body days later exposed a disturbing crime that remained unsolved for decades. Join us as we delve into the aftermath, exploring the impact on McAllen and the challenges faced in seeking resolution and closure for Irene Garza's tragic fate.

Content Warning: this episode discusses sexual assault, gender violence and child sexual abuse

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