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DIXIE’S LAST STAND by John Ferak

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Author: John Ferak

Book: DIXIE’S LAST STAND: Was it Murder or Self-Defense?

Publishing: WildBlue Press (January 15, 2015)

John Ferak on July 18, 2013. Sharon Cekada/Post-Crescent Media

Synopsis (from the Publisher):

The gray ranch along Third Avenue in the sleepy Midwestern town of less than 400 people (Defiance, Iowa) was the recurring site of screaming, mad chaos and horrific domestic violence.

Then one day, abusive husband Scott Shanahan was gone. Some thought he packed his bags and left town. Weeks passed. Months went by. Still no sign of the volatile wife beater. But what really happened to him was so shocking and so unbelievable that even grizzled, long-time law enforcement officials were aghast by the sight and awful smell. The town wondered why Dixie Shanahan managed to live with her husband’s rotting body inside her master bedroom — for fourteen months.