Feral Children: Lost in the Wilderness, the Genie Wiley Story

Rorie Jane McCormack
After the Fact
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15 min readFeb 28, 2024

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Featured episode image, Genie Wiley, from Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast.
Image: Rorie Jane McCormack, Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast

In November 1970, a woman, accompanied by her young child accidentally stumbled into the wrong building, setting off an unprecedented chain of events. What followed was the discovery of one of the worst cases of neglect and abuse that most of the people investigating this case had ever come across. This episode covers the case of Genie Wiley, who was, for all developmental purposes, a…

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Rorie Jane McCormack
After the Fact

Lover of words. Creator of things. Curator of dark curiosities. Host of Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast. Writer of Books (Coming 2024).