AUSTIN, Texas — The Drag Audio Production House is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of “Devilish Deeds” Season 2: The Texarkana Phantom Killer, a five-episode narrative series that delves into one of Texas’s most notorious unsolved crimes. This eagerly awaited season of the historical true crime tells the story of the Phantom Killer, his young victims and the people who are still investigating this case today.
“This is one of those stories that’s been told over and over again, and it’s even been fictionalized in movies. When the host Peyton Sims approached me with this idea, I knew we had to find out more about what really happened in Texarkana in 1946,” said The Drag’s Managing Director Katey Psencik Outka.
In 1946, a sinister serial killer terrorized the quiet town of Texarkana, Texas, leaving a trail of fear and horror in his wake. Over the span of just 10 weeks, this enigmatic perpetrator brutally took the lives of five innocent victims before vanishing into the night. The case sent shockwaves throughout the community, leaving behind a legacy of mystery and unanswered questions.
Decades have passed since those fateful days in Texarkana, and yet, the identity of the Phantom Killer remains unknown. In Season 2 of “Devilish Deeds,” listeners will be transported back to that dark period in history as Texarkana native and recent University of Texas journalism graduate, Peyton Sims, tells the story of the Phantom Killer. With thorough research and a deep connection to the town, Sims will uncover the stories of the young victims, the communities affected, and the determined individuals who persist in their quest for answers to this unsolved mystery. Sims further enriched her reporting with her photography skills. Her images of the town and her sources will be featured alongside the season’s release on our social media channels, while exclusive content can be found in our newsletter.
“Growing up in Texarkana, Texas, I’ve been surrounded by talk of the Phantom Killer case – but I was never told about the young, innocent victims who lost their lives at the hands of this notorious serial killer,” said host, Peyton Sims “As people listen to this podcast, I hope they can walk away feeling like they knew these victims personally. Because if it wasn’t for their stories, I wouldn’t have been inspired to create this long-form series.”
The first two episodes of “The Texarkana Phantom Killer” will be released on October 24, with a new episode coming every Tuesday. Check out the trailer here.