The True Story Behind Apple TV+’s Black Bird

The True Story Behind Apple TV+’s Black Bird


So Jimmy continued to prod Larry for answers and brought up 19-year-old Tricia Reitler. He listened to Larry with feigned interest as the convict recalled following her with his van. “He said that he had killed her and he knew he had done it again,” Jimmy said in his interview with Dateline. “He said he buried her way out in the woods.”

A few days later, Jimmy said he found Larry playing with wooden black birds, which were scattered across a map of Indiana and Wisconsin. “I go, ‘What are those things?'” Jimmy remembered, before imitating Larry’s high-pitched voice: “He says, ‘They’re little falcons and they watch over the dead, Jimmy. They do.'”

Jimmy wrote in In With the Devil that authorities believe Larry may have killed or kidnapped a young girl when he participated in multiple Civil War reenactments. According to In With the Devil, the dates and locations of the gatherings coincided with disappearances.

Where is Larry DeWayne Hall now?

According to Christopher, the author of Urges who has interviewed Larry, the convict has confessed to kidnapping or killing numerous women, including 20-year-old Laurie Depies, who is still missing. But without bodies or solid evidence, authorities have been unable to convict Larry of murder.

The only conviction that stuck was for the kidnapping of Jessica, for which he’s serving out a life sentence in North Carolina. He couldn’t be reached for comment.

Christopher believes Larry would offer more details about his alleged crimes to investigators if he was granted immunity. “I believe Larry may open up more, now that his mother is gone,” Christopher told True Crime Diary. “Larry told me he is not the same person he was when he was kidnapping and murdering women and young girls. He says he is sorry for what he has done.”

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