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Article draws parallels between the Sam Sheppard case and the Jacob Nesbitt case that happened in Troy, Ohio in the mid-1920's. Although a generation apart, both murder mysteries were sensational media stories that shared many details that are quite "spine tingling". Most notably, both Sam Sheppard and Jacob Nesbitt were 30 years of age at the time of each crime, and they were former football players. Jacob Nesbitt's wife, Frances Drake Nesbitt, was murdered. Both couples were also very popular. Other striking similarities are discussed in this article.
Cleveland Plain Dealer, "54/12/26 Sheppard Case Parallels Ohio Nesbitt Slaying of '26" (1954). All Articles. 197.