Where Kidnappers Were Captured

Nov. 2, 2021
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Voices of Chandler

Turns out, Chandler has a much more notorious history than you may know. Listen to Episode 11 of Voices of Chandler, The Podcast as host Melina Zuniga along with Chandler Museum Administrator, Jody Crago, and Collections Coordinator, Nate Meyers, uncover records of the “original Bonnie and Clyde.” Then stay tuned to hear Downtown Redevelopment Specialist, John Owens, share more spooky stories about our favorite spots around town.

Episode 11 Highlights:

  • Before Downtown Chandler became your go-to place to dine and shop, it was the backdrop of a shoot-out with famous crime-duo “Iron” Irene Schroeder and Walter Dague after weeks long, nationwide manhunt.
  • Rumor has it that the portrait of City founder, Dr. A.J. Chandler, in the Crowne Plaza Phoenix – Chandler Golf Resort, formerly known as the San Marcos Hotel, is haunted, as is the rest of the hotel.
  • Michael Meredino talks about his appreciation for the East Valley, ultimately becoming owner of a local favorite bar, The Ostrich. It’s housed in a historic speakeasy with Prohibition-era patrons who may still be hanging around today.

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Melina Zuniga, Digital Media Journalist

Meet the Host 

Melina Zuniga, Digital Media Journalist

Melina is an Arizona native that works in Video Production for City's Communications and Public Affairs Department. She is passionate about connecting with the community to tell their stories and as a self-considered creative type, she enjoys the challenge of finding a different point of view for her storytelling.

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