Mared & Karen: The WVU Coed Murders


Mared & Karen: The WVU Coed Murders

Episode 1

The epic story of West Virginia's most notorious murders begins here.

Organized gambling, a rash of unsolved murders, and an assassination attempt are making the residents of Morgantown uneasy.  When two freshmen girls disappear on a snowy January evening, a bizarre and brutal story begins to unfold.  The city will never be the same.

Episode 2

In Episode 2, the headless bodies of Mared & Karen are finally discovered, a crusading newspaper man is forced into retirement, and the murders take on a decidedly mystical tone.


In Episode 3, the unidentified man at Mared & Karen's makeshift grave is investigated, Triangle is finally revealed, and panic hits WVU.


In Episode 4, we take a look at just a few of the many, horrible people suspected of the murders of Mared & Karen.  Contains graphic descriptions of violence.

Episode 5

In this episode, a hard-working state trooper is fired, the governor lashes out at the press, a lost form of media is revisited, and we finally meet the man convicted of killing Mared & Karen.  Contains graphic descriptions of violence.

Episode 6

The final chapter of Clawson's story. We take a close look at his trials, his multiple confessions, and his potential innocence. We also see how Mared and Karen live on, even almost 50 years later.

The music of Mared and Karen

All of the music for Mared & Karen is written and recorded by Morgantown musicians. 

Here's a video of our theme song being recorded by John Smithers, Nicholas Larson and Annie Stroud! 
Audio produced by Nathan Snyder.


Kromatic Media

Morgantown / Pittsburgh / Columbus / Richmond

Kromatic Media

Morgantown / Pittsburgh / Columbus / Richmond

(  I tell your stories.  )

Kromatic Media is a creative powerhouse offering a wide range of media services to several major cities in the region.  Artistic integrity meets a rigorous work ethic.  Click any heading below to check out samples.


Considerable experience with wedding, photojournalism, portrait, travel & music photography means that there is nothing my camera can't capture.  Artful documentation is my specialty.



From basic ad copy to in-depth, research-heavy reporting, Kromatic knows how to reach people.  Whether you're selling an idea/product or looking for objective reporting, Kromatic Media crafts words and ideas that connect with your audience.

Radio / Audio

The sound of storytelling is embedded in our collective experience.  I've worked nearly a decade in radio production telling those stories, along with producing podcasts and other audio material for a number of clients.


With a special focus on video journalism and live performance, Kromatic video services bring the dimension of time to your stories.  If a picture is worth a thousands words, 30 frames per second speak volumes.

Quote / Contact

Request a quote for your event / assignment, or just give me a call.


Keep up with my travels and work in the region!