The Trail Went Cold – Episode 173 – Chad Maurer

May 19, 1990. Madison, Wisconsin. After coming home from his job at a bicycle shop to grab food during his lunch break, 19-year old Chad Maurer tells his parents that he is going to return to his workplace, but he soon turns up missing. Two days later, Chad’s body is found in his car inside a garage on the South Side of Chicago and his cause of death is determined to be carbon monoxide poisoning. While the police initially believe that Chad’s death was a suicide, there are numerous bruises and injuries on his body which seem to indicate foul play. Chad’s parents receive information to suggest he may have been murdered because he became involved in drug trafficking, but there are no conclusive answers about what happened to him. This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” explores the bizarre case of a young man who turned up dead under mysterious circumstances at a location over 150 miles from his home. In addition, we will also discuss the strange 1988 death of 25-year old Kenneth Engie, who also succumbed to carbon monoxide inside his garage in his hometown of Edmore, North Dakota.

Additional Reading:

https://unsolved.com/gallery/chad-maurer/

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1991-12-11-9104210361-story.html

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1992-03-08-mn-6302-story.html

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/columnists/doug-moe/doug-moe-twenty-five-years-on-remembering-chad/article_6a943b8e-e3de-5e6d-8d0d-602f290fa507.html

https://mytruecrime.com/the-mysterious-death-of-chad-maurer/

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1991-12-11-9104210361-story.html

https://unsolved.com/gallery/kenneth-engie/

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