Episode 24: Betty Jean Necessary

We detail the 1970 disappearance and murder of East Tennessee 12-year-old, Betty Jean Necessary. If you haven’t listened to Episode 24 on Glenda Marie Sirmans, check that one out first.



  • Betty Jean Necessary: source
  • Necessary family: source
  • Weekly Reader: source
  • Susan Bowen Walter Necessary Fred J. Bowen: source
  • Fred J. Bowen courtroom sketch: source
  • Freddie Bowen really scared: source
  • Fred J. Bowen sentenced to die: source
  • Betty Jean Necessary grave: source