Episode 19 // How a Real-Life Sherlock Holmes Solved the Murder of Marie Smith


From journalist Amber Hunt and the Obsessed Network



When a 9-year-old girl failed to return home from school in 1910 Asbury Park, N.J., a local reporter became convinced of a Black man's guilt -- putting that man's life in danger even before an arrest was made in the case.


The confounding unraveling of the murder of Marie Smith would not only shock the small town and make headlines nationwide, but it would employ a new type of detective work that had rarely been attempted before -- or since.