Husband Resting Eternally

by MSO

Hiding the corpse in plain sight didn't work this time.

In August 2002, distraught over constant abuse and threats against her life and the life of her unborn child, Dixie Shanahan, 36, killed her abusive husband, but didn’t dispose of the body. Instead, she opened a window in the master bedroom before sealing the room and shoving a towel under the door. To combat the smell of decay, she installed several air fresheners in the hallway.

Claiming her husband left her, Shanahan remarried, however it wasn’t until fourteen months later that police discovered the corpse, convicting the woman of first-degree murder.

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