This Small Mississippi Town Has A Dark Secret That’s Downright Sinister

A sense of safety is one of the biggest perks of living in small-town Mississippi. However, every once in a while, something happens that shakes that sense of safety to the core. For the small town of Durant, that “something” took place last summer.

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Watch one of the initial reports of the murders in the video below:

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth has set up a memorial fund in honor of Sister Paula Merrill. For more information or to make a donation, click here. To donate to the memorial fund created for Sister Margaret Held by the School Sisters of St Francis, click here.

This isn’t the only crime to shock the state. Learn about others in “8 Unsolved Mississippi Mysteries That Still Baffle People To This Day.