Colored Red

Historical Murders: Murder at the Circus

February 18, 2021 Laura Porritt Season 4 Episode 3
Colored Red
Historical Murders: Murder at the Circus
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Colored Red
Historical Murders: Murder at the Circus
Feb 18, 2021 Season 4 Episode 3
Laura Porritt

On August 27, 1958, 11 year old Lester Gordon Brown Jr headed alone to the circus that was in town and being exhibited at the Denver Coliseum. Lester was particularly interested in elephants and he caught the eye of a 27 year old animal trainer named Walter J Hammil. Hammil offered him a ride on an elephant after hours and this would be the last time anyone saw Lester alive. 

Show Notes

On August 27, 1958, 11 year old Lester Gordon Brown Jr headed alone to the circus that was in town and being exhibited at the Denver Coliseum. Lester was particularly interested in elephants and he caught the eye of a 27 year old animal trainer named Walter J Hammil. Hammil offered him a ride on an elephant after hours and this would be the last time anyone saw Lester alive.