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Crime Stories with Nancy Grace: Rainey Street Ripper Strikes Again?

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace: Rainey Street Ripper Strikes Again?

In 1960, Lady Bird Lake was built by the city of Austin. The river-like reservoir was created as a cooling pond for Austin’s then-new city power plant.

The 416-acre lake is now primarily used for recreation, but many in the area are now concerned that it could be the hunting ground for a killer. There have been multiple deaths reported since 2022. Two more were reported in the past days.

Even though police have given no indication there are signs of foul play, social media has lit up with speculation.

According to the San Antonio Current, rumors of a serial killer hunting young men and dumping their bodies in Lady Bird Lake ran rampant last April. That’s when Police recovered the bodies of Jason John, Clifton Axtell, Jonathon Honey, and Christopher Hays-Clark — all between the ages of 20 and 40 and all recovered from Lady Bird Lake.

Reegan Aparicio says she has no doubts that her longtime boyfriend Chris Hays-Clark was placed in Lady Bird Lake. The dental nurse says despite police assurances that there was no foul play in Hays-Clark’s death, she believes he was already dead when he went into the water.

Despite family concerns, Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon says, “Nothing has come to light that would indicate that there is a serial killer in Austin.”

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

Reegan Aparicio – Mother to Christopher Clark’s (son) Friend; GoFundMe
Kendall Crowns
Dr. Kendall Crowns – Chief Medical Examiner Tarrant County (Ft Worth) and Lecturer: University of Texas Austin and Texas Christian University Medical School

Additional Guests

  • Alan Bennett – Former Assistant District Attorney; Partner at Gunter, Bennett, and Anthes
  • Dr. Dana Anderson – Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Expert; Twitter: @psychologydrcom, TikTok: @psychologydr
  • Dennis Franks – Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, President of Investigative & Security Global Solutions
  • Brianna Hollis – Crime Reporter, KXAN News; IG: @brihollis_, X: @brihollisNEWS, FB: Brianna Hollis News

“Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” on Fox Nation is also a national radio show on SiriusXM channel 111, airing for two hours daily starting at 12 p.m. EST. You can also subscribe and download the daily podcasts at iHeart Podcasts.

[Feature Photo: Lady Bird Lake and Austin skyline/Michael Barera/WikiCommons]