Down in Green Hollow, in Thurman, Iowa, Donald Studedey has been claimed to kill women from Omaha and bury them on his property in Thurman. Lucy Studey, claims her father killed “5 to 6” women every year for several decades. Lucy has said that her father would make her, Susan Studey (her older sister), and her brother, help bury the bodies throughout the property. Donald and his children would bury the bodies in wells and cover them in cement 60 feet down.
Susan Studey says her sister is crazy. She claims her father was not a serial killer and that he was strict, but he would never do anything like that. Lucy continues to try to prove something. She says she can show where the bodies are and take them to the exact spots where things took place. Lucy claims to have been telling people for years, but no one would listen to her.
In October 2022, the sheriff of Fremont County took the cadaver dogs out to the property where Lucy claimed her late dad killed over 70 people. The dogs did sniff something out, but they didn’t know for sure if it was human remains. In late November, just before the snow hit in Thurman, they began digging. They dug in almost every spot Lucy had pointed out, and especially the spots the cadaver dogs had sniffed out. They did not find anything, but Lucy was still going on about how they didn’t dig deep enough and how they needed to search the rest of the property, and even the neighbors' land.
Once it hits spring, the case will be reopened and they will continue to search the area and surrounding properties. Could Susan be right about her sister being crazy? Or did is Donald really one of the worth serial killers America has seen?
Do you believe Lucy, who claims her dad is a murderer, or Susan, who claims her sister is crazy?
Do you think that the police need to dig more or should they close the case and leave it?
If Lucy is right, and Susan tried to protect her dad, will Susan get in trouble for covering it up?
Do you find it weird that his 2 wives and son all died by suicide? And do you think it was truly suicide and not a killing?