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Alferd Packer

November 3, 2017 - September 30, 2018

Solving One of the West’s Great Murder Mysteries

David Bailey, Curator of History and Director of Western Investigations Team, will explain the complex forensic investigation of Alferd Packer and the notorious murder site in Lake City, Colorado. Packer, known as the Colorado Cannibal, was accused of killing and eating his traveling companions in 1874. Bailey’s ten-year historical quest and his discovery of new forensic evidence that solved Colorado’s most famous murder case. The exhibition will feature Jack Murray’s paintings of the investigation, forensic evidence that has never been shown to the public, and one of a kind western relics and historical memorabilia from the Packer case.


November 3, 2017
September 30
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Museum of the West (Downtown GJ)
462 Ute Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States
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