In this series I'll share crime stories that feature a very strange and rare phenomenon - recovered memories of murder. Is it possible to forget about a murder? Could a traumatic event, like witnessing a violent crime, cause a person to repress the memory so completely that they, in essence, “forget” they ever saw such a horrific event?
In this first chapter, Eileen Franklin recalls a 20-year-old murder. She will claim that she witnessed the murder of her best friend, 8-year-old Susan Nason in 1969 and then repressed the memory for years.
Several articles, court records and other materials were used to research this case. One resource was the book Once Upon a Time by Harry Maclean, published in 1993.