Southern Mysteries Podcast

Episode 51 Murder At The Battery Park Hotel

August 19, 2019

The murder of Helen Clevenger is one of Asheville, North Carolina’s most infamous crimes. In July of 1936, the 18 year old college student was murdered in a room at the Battery Park Hotel. A hotel employee was tried, convicted and executed for the murder but his conviction remains highly contested. In fact, some people say his conviction was a case of injustice. 

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Additional Music 
"Virtues", "Resolution", "Piano", Drone in D", "Ossuary 6" by Kevin MacLeod (; "I Am A Man" by Dan Lebowitz; "Not Alone" by  Lee Rosevere Licensed under Creative Commons