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  • Writer's pictureSarah Turney

The Yogurt Shop Murders

Updated: Jun 8, 2021

The Yogurt Shop Murders absolutely shook Austin, Texas to its core when Sergeant John Jones got the call that the I Can't Believe it’s Yogurt shop was on fire and soon discovered the bodies of 4 teenage girls inside- Jennifer Harbison, Sarah Harbison, Eliza Thomas, and Amy Ayers. It is one of the most notorious and puzzling cases from Austin to this day.

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For even more information about this case, I highly recommend this book:

Who Killed These Girls by Beverly Lowry:

Resources used in this episode: Brandon, Karen. “A Community Gropes for Answers After Four Girls Are Slain.” The Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 1992, p. 5.

“Deaths and Funerals.” Austin American Statesman, 9 Dec. 1991, p. B4.

Lindell, Chuck. “Austin American Statesman .” More Than 1 Raided Yogurt Shop, Police Say, 10 Dec. 1991, p. 6.

Lowry, Beverly. Who Killed These Girls?: Cold Case: the Yogurt Shop Murders. Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

Haglund, Kerry. “Slayings of Teens Stun Friends, Family .” Austin American Statesman, 8 Dec. 1991.

Stanley, Dick. “Robbery May Be Motive in Teens' Slayings.” Austin American Statesman, 8 Dec. 1991, pp. 1–A27.

Turney, Sarah. “Interview with Maggie Freleng.” 20 April. 2021


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