America’s First Female Serial Killer, Lyda Southard, Terrorized A Small Idaho Town

Idaho is the perfect place to live for many reasons, including the lack of violent crime in our communities. Here in Idaho, we aren’t accustomed to stories of gruesome murder because it just doesn’t happen here that often. However, that doesn’t mean Idaho is free of a violent past. In fact, most people aren’t aware that one of the nation’s first female serial killers originated here in Idaho. She terrorized a small Idaho town when she started a killing spree that lasted over a period of years. The story of Lyda Southard, also known as Lady Bluebeard, is full of twists and turns and you won’t believe it happened right here in Idaho.

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