Inside the Deer Box: The Abduction of Paul Martin Andrews

Rorie Jane McCormack
After the Fact
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11 min readFeb 20, 2024

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Featured episode image from Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast from Paul Martin Andrews episode. Digital collage featuring images of Martin as a child and as an adult.
Image: Rorie Jane McCormack, Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcas

On a freezing morning in 1973, a teenage boy was abducted by a serial sex offender and kept chained in a subterranean box buried in the woods. Police and his family searched frantically for him, but it was as if he had vanished into thin air. There were no clues, no witnesses and no trace of the boy. What investigators didn’t know was that the boy was in fact alive. And he was being forced…

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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).