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Mr. Mrs. Wards '56 Patrician and Charles Starkweather
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The Studebaker forum has an ongoing thread called 'Studes in Roadside America', with over 7,000 entries. A recent one mentions this Packard and another poster provided a photo of it with the back glass shattered. Charles Starkweather stole it from the Wards after killing them in Nebraska. He was captured in Kansas I believe.
It all made me curious if that car has survived to today. Anybody have any history on it?

Posted on: 2017/1/13 1:06
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Re: Mr. Mrs. Wards '56 Patrician and Charles Starkweather
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There have been a number of threads on this subject, among them this and this.

Posted on: 2017/1/13 2:26

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Some months after ABC aired the miniseries 'Murder in the Heartland', back in 1993, an article appeared in the Pacark Club's Cormorant News-Bulletin (CNB) regarding the status of the 56 Patrician that Starkweather stole (though a 55 was actually used for the film).

As I recall, the car was being preserved, then, but I have no details on its disposition since.

Posted on: 2017/1/13 10:36
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