Bad Moon Rising

The Prom Night Murders Memoir

by Ed Morrison & With Mindy Morrison



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/11/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 298
ISBN : 9781480878266
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 298
ISBN : 9781480878273
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 298
ISBN : 9781480878259

About the Book

Ed Morrison's brother, Michael, and his spunky girlfriend, Debra Means, never made it home from the Mascoutah Community High School prom held on May 3, 1969. Two days later, their bodies were discovered near an abandoned strip mine on the outskirts of town. After taking his victims at gunpoint, Marshall Wayne Stauffer raped and strangled fifteen-year-old Debbie and dispatched eighteen-year-old Mike with three shots to the back of his head.

In this true crime memoir, Ed Morrison chronicles his journey nearly fifty years after that fateful night to learn the truth of what happened, illuminate the evil within a murderer, and find resolution. Gathering insight from interviews with former police investigators, attorneys, judges, a survivor of a similar attack, and prison personnel, Morrison exposes the raw emotions that accompanied the senseless killings. He traces the murderer throughout his life, uncovering facts and unknown stories about his cross-country crime spree, imprisonment, and eventual death.

Bad Moon Rising is the gripping true story of one man's quest to uncover the truth fifty years after his brother and his brother’s girlfriend were murdered on prom night.

About the Author

Ed Morrison was born in Newfoundland and proudly calls himself an Air Force brat. He and his wife, Mindy, and their sons, Nate and Drew, moved from Illinois to live for seven years in Germany, where they traveled Europe and hammered on the Berlin Wall. Ed and Mindy have safaried in Kenya, kayaked in New Zealand, and chilled in Iceland. Now retired, they make their home in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.