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Melvin Reine Part 1-The Falmouth Fox, A string of murders and arsons on Cape Cod

February 14, 2021 Barry J. Maguire Season 2 Episode 34
Boston Confidential Beantown's True Crime Podcast
Melvin Reine Part 1-The Falmouth Fox, A string of murders and arsons on Cape Cod
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Boston Confidential Beantown's True Crime Podcast
Melvin Reine Part 1-The Falmouth Fox, A string of murders and arsons on Cape Cod
Feb 14, 2021 Season 2 Episode 34
Barry J. Maguire

This may be the strangest story you've never heard of.  Melvin Reine was suspected in three homicides on scenic Cape Cod. He was also the local arsonist. He served 18 months in Walpole State Prison for a string of arsons in the late 60's. He vowed to never go back. The police were terrified of this guy, maybe because he lit the police chief's cruiser on fire and laughed in his face about it. Despite all of this Reine was granted lucrative trash hauling contracts for the Town of Falmouth.  Melvin's first wife disappeared under very mysterious circumstances, then a teenager interested in his 17yr old girlfriend. Then a witness set to testify against him. The story doesn't end there either.  Tune into the first part, of this crazy tale. Check out Michele McPhee's book on this story of murder arson and corruption: When Evil Rules; A true story of vengeance and murder on Cape Cod
https://amzn.to/3b2E1Di

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This may be the strangest story you've never heard of.  Melvin Reine was suspected in three homicides on scenic Cape Cod. He was also the local arsonist. He served 18 months in Walpole State Prison for a string of arsons in the late 60's. He vowed to never go back. The police were terrified of this guy, maybe because he lit the police chief's cruiser on fire and laughed in his face about it. Despite all of this Reine was granted lucrative trash hauling contracts for the Town of Falmouth.  Melvin's first wife disappeared under very mysterious circumstances, then a teenager interested in his 17yr old girlfriend. Then a witness set to testify against him. The story doesn't end there either.  Tune into the first part, of this crazy tale. Check out Michele McPhee's book on this story of murder arson and corruption: When Evil Rules; A true story of vengeance and murder on Cape Cod
https://amzn.to/3b2E1Di