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With Friends Like Pam

She was at the center of a mystery, but police didn’t realize it

Pam Hupp’s mug shot. Image from the Sheriff’s department

On December 27, 2011, Russ Faria found his wife, Betsy, crumpled over and bleeding to death. His call to 9–1–1 was frantic; he told them that she had been depressed and likely committed suicide. She had threatened to take her own life multiple times over the years.




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Edward Anderson

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Edward has written hundreds of acclaimed true crime articles and has won numerous awards for his short stories.

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