- Lucy Studey claims that her father Donald Dean Studey, who died in 2013, murdered between 50 to 70 women
- Investigators believe his daughters claims, which would make Studey one of the most prolific serial killers in American history
- Authorities believe that he lured women from Nebraska to his five-acre farmland in Iowa before killing them
- Fremont County Sheriff’s office confirmed that cadaver dogs alerted to several spots on the property
- The cost of boring the well would be around $25, 000 while a full excavation would be more than $300,000
Police are investigating allegations that a farmer in Iowa murdered up to 70 women – after his daughter told authorities ‘I know where the bodies are buried’. Lucy Studey claims that her father Donald Dean Studey was a serial killer who forced her and her siblings to transport bodies of women he killed into a 100ft well. Authorities were alerted to her claims, in which she details using a wheelbarrow in the warmer months and a toboggan in winter to move the corpses across the farmland in Thurman, Iowa. She claims that she and her four siblings kept quiet out of fear their father, who died in March 2013 aged 75, would murder them. Fremont County Sheriff’s office confirmed that cadaver dogs alerted to at least four spots on the property, with the last getting multiple ‘hits’. Studey reportedly forced his children to pile dirt and add chemical lye on top of the bodies after dumping them into the well. Both of Studey’s wives died before him, with police records confirming one died after strangling herself with an electrical cord and the other shot herself.