The real story of The Watcher, Westfield’s other boogeyman, whose mysterious letters inspired the hit Netflix series.
'Father Wants Us Dead' is a serial investigative true crime podcast from NJ.com and The Star-Ledger about John List, the accountant and Sunday school teacher who killed his mother, wife and three kids in their Westfield, New Jersey mansion 50 years ago. John List left behind a confession letter, explaining why what he'd done was right, and disappeared to start a whole new life, eluding authorities for nearly two decades. The loss of those innocent lives, the horror and the fear, forever scarred this quiet New Jersey community.
For more about the show or to see photos of the List family and the crime scene, visit www.fatherwantsusdead.com.
Check out Reeves Weideman's New York Magazine article from 2018 and his most recent update to the story.
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