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Episode Info:

On August 2nd, 1980, eighteen-year-old Candace “Candi” Rough Surface vanished while out for the evening in Mobridge, South Dakota. Nine months passed before the young mother was found. 


Music Credits:

The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster

The Funkoars – Feel The Madness

Used with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars/


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Research & Writing:

Christine Penhale 

https://thetruecrimefiles.com/ 


Special Thanks

Homer and Clara


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Sources:

Print:

“From '80 Crime, White-Sioux Tension Today.” The New York Times, February 20, 1996.

https://www.nytimes.com/1996/02/20/us/from-80-crime-white-sioux-tension-today.html


“Brutal 1980 Murder Raises Racial Tensions – Indians Say Bail, Long Delay Before Arrest Are Evidence Of Prejudice.” The Seattle Times, March 17, 1996.

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19960317&slug=2319519


“Revisiting a Murder Across Racial Divide.” The Washington Post, May 3, 1996.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/05/03/revisiting-a-murder-across-racial-divide/c053673f-857e-4c99-a7fc-d9fb7bca16cf/?utm_term=.96d4986e91e6


“Non-Indian Men Arrested for Murder, Racial Tensions Rise.” NBC Nightly News [Transcript], May 8, 1996.

https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/flatview?cuecard=36305


“16-Year Murder Mystery Ends in Tears.” Chicago Tribune, July 2, 1996.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1996-07-02-9607020074-story.html


“Deny Parole for Nicholas A. Scherr #0000018139.” Change.org, 2014.

https://www.change.org/p/south-dakota-board-of-pardons-parol-deny-parole-for-nicholas-a-scherr-0000018139?recruiter=91288114&utm_campaign=share_facebook_mobile&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition


“The Murder of Candace Rough Surface, Unsolved for 16 Years.” Justice For Native Women, March 24, 2016.

http://www.justicefornativewomen.com/2016/03/the-murder-of-candace-rough-surface.html?m=1


“Man Who Raped, Killed South Dakota Woman in 1980 Paroled.” Argus Leader, May 3, 2019.

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/crime/2019/05/03/man-who-raped-killed-south-dakota-woman-nicholas-scherr-candace-rough-surface/3661191002/


“Man Who Raped, Killed South Dakota Woman in 1980 Paroled.” AP News, May 3, 2019.

https://www.apnews.com/7d9af67984e1458abceccee0e12fef1f


“Mobridge Man Who Raped and Killed Standing Rock Woman Granted Parole.” Aberdeen News, May 3, 2019.

https://www.aberdeennews.com/courtnews/mobridge-man-convicted-of-rape-murder-granted-parole/article_e5bcaffb-74d8-54f9-abd8-60534a3766eb.html


“Howe Event Center.” City of Mobridge. n.d.

https://cityofmobridge.com/scherr-howe-event-center


Audio:

“Clara Rough Surface Oxford Interview.” May, 2019.


“Homer Rough Surface Interview.” May, 2019.


“Man Who Raped, Killed South Dakota Woman in 1980 Paroled.” Keloland Media Group. May 3, 2019.

https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/man-who-raped-killed-south-dakota-woman-in-1980-paroled/1975782955


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