Stacy Larsen, also known as Stacy Baldwin Larsen, was an Idaho night shift store clerk who was kidnapped and murdered by killer Paul Ezra Rhoades thirty years ago. Her story will be told on ID’s special Night Shift Nightmare. Rhoades, the man convicted of her murder and the deaths of two other people, was executed in Idaho in 2011.
According to CBS Reality, the case of Stacy Larsen was featured on Ice Cold Killers episode “Blizzard of Bullets,” a crime documentary series which also airs on the Investigation Discovery Channel. It isn’t clear, but tonight’s airing could be a previously aired crime docu-series airing under a different title.
For research: the victim is listed under several names with varied spellings: Stacy Larsen, Stacy Larson, and Stacy Dawn Baldwin. Most old newspaper articles referred to her as Stacy Baldwin.
Ice Cold Murder: The Case of Stacy Baldwin Larsen, Paul Ezra Rhoades
The murder of Stacy Baldwin Larsen made headlines in February of 1987. Court records show the 21-year-old cashier was abducted from the Red Mini Barn, a Blackfoot, Idaho convenience store. She was then taken to a remote location, near Snake River, where she was shot.
Blackfoot, Idaho detectives say Stacy Baldwin Larsen was kidnapped during the ice cold winter. Her body was found in the snow.
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On Night Shift Nightmare, Investigation Discovery viewers will hear that Stacy Larsen was a young newlywed who friends say was kind but tough. Her murder threw the community into a state of shock and fear. That fear continued with the deaths of two more people: Nolan Haddon, 23, another convenience store clerk who was shot and dumped in the store’s cooler, and Susan Michelbacher, a 34-year-old special ed teacher who was kidnapped in a parking lot, robbed, and then shot.
On the ID special Night Shift Nightmare, viewers will learn how police were directed to Paul Ezra Rhoades, a high school dropout who battled with addiction.
Something the Investigation Discovery show might not delve into is Paul Ezra Rhoades’ upbringing and background. Supporters of Paul Ezra Rhoades pointed to a chaotic home life where he grew up poor in a home filled with domestic abuse and tragedy, according to FDS Idaho, a site dedicated to the Rhoades case.
While on death row in Idaho, other inmates were said to have a great deal of respect for Paul Ezra Rhoades, a convicted killer who they say had changed. In the end, he seemed remorseful for the death of Susan Michelbacher but denied killing Stacy Baldwin Larsen and Nolan Haddon.
Authorities never established a clear motive. They believe the crimes were an act of compulsion. Night Shift Nightmare airs tonight at 9 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.
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