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Netflix's Next True Crime Series 'The Keepers' Is About The Unsolved Murder Of A Nun

Nearly five decades after her death, the case of Sister Cathy Cesnik will be reopened.

18/04/2017 9:53 AM AEST | Updated 18/04/2017 11:59 AM AEST
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Netflix's Next True Crime Series Is A Cold Case Of A Murdered Nun

Netflix has announced their latest addition to its true crime docuseries offerings with a seven-part documentary "The Keepers".

After the success of "Making a Murderer" and "Amanda Knox", the streaming platform will take a look at the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik. Murdered in 1969, the Baltimore nun's killer was never found, however several women who were close to Cesnik believed she was killed to cover-up an alleged underage prostitution and molestation ring occurring in the Catholic school where she was a teacher.

While her body was discovered in November 1969, Cesnik's case returned to the public eye in the 90s when a woman who was only identified as "Jane Doe" came forward to share her experience of sexual abuse at the hands of the school's chaplain.

In a The Huffington Post investigation from 2015, "Jane Doe" was identified as Jean Wehner, who told the harrowing tale of being driven to a garbage dump near the outskirts of the city by the chaplain. It was there she reportedly saw the body of the missing nun, where the priest whispered in her ear, "You see what happens when you say bad things about people?"

At the helm of the series is Ryan White, who directed other documentaries such as "The Case Against 8", "Serena" and "Good Ol' Freda". White said: "We never set out in making this to solve a murder, but what has happened through making it is it has drawn people out in a way that wouldn't have happened if there wasn't going to be such a scrutiny or risk of exposure."

All seven episodes of "The Keepers" will be available on Netflix on May 19.

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