Mark Sebastian Jordan speech

Knox Pages historian Mark Sebastian Jordan will be the guest speaker at the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum on Oct. 17 in Loudonville. He will discuss the case of Cletus Reese, a regional serial killer.

LOUDONVILLE — The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum in Loudonville kicks off its fall Speaker Series on Monday, Oct. 17 with a look at Cletus Reese, the former resident of Coshocton County who sparked headlines in the 1950s after a string of murders.

In 1952, mental patient Cletus Reese was sent home from the Cambridge State Hospital on a trial release. He was to live by himself on his family's old farm near Newcastle, along the Coshocton and Knox County border, with his sister checking in regularly on his progress.