A podcast looking into crimes that made the headlines, starting in the Quad City area, and expanding throughout the Midwest. Podcast host and News 8 Executive Producer Toria Wilson, has dedicated her time into researching, and looking back at stories News 8 has reported on, on the murder cases that shocked us, and the missing person's cases that has left unanswered questions.
In August 1985, Delia Santamaria began divorce proceedings against her husband, Antonio. Just one day after Antonio received those documents, Delia went missing. Parts of her body would later be found buried in a massive hole within the basement of the family's home, other parts were found buried in the garden. Her internal organs, were partially destroyed by a hand crank meat grinder. In this week's episode we break down what led up to this grisly murder, who dubbed Antonio Santamaria 'The Butcher of Galesburg' as well as how he was able to avoid the death penalty.