Scottish Murders Presents
Kay from
Fuck My Work Life -
The Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Mackintosh


Episode Summary

In this episode, Dawn is joined by Kay from the podcast Fuck My Work Life, and the pair talk about the unsolved murder of 50 year old Elizabeth Mackintosh. 

Elizabeth Mackintosh was born in Scotland in 1940. She grew up in a devout family; her father, James, was a theology professor and later a moderator for the Free Church of Scotland. Elizabeth worked as a nurse and health visitor in Edinburgh, then a social worker in London, before moving to America. In St. Louis, she was a student at The Covenant Theological Seminary, working towards a master’s degree in biblical counselling while also working part-time as a cleaner to finance her studies.


Tragically, Elizabeth was found murdered in the seminary’s men’s toilet on 26 March 1990. The investigation into her death saw multiple suspects but ultimately remained unresolved, even as new leads emerged over the years. Despite advances in forensic technology and renewed efforts by the police, the case remains open, with the prime suspect, a fellow student and Elizabeth’s cleaning supervisor, never charged due to insufficient evidence. Elizabeth’s remaining family continue to seek closure for this heinous crime that took away a beloved sister and daughter. Elizabeth’s life and untimely death left an indelible mark on her community and all who knew her. Her story is one of dedication, faith, and the enduring quest for justice.

Please Be Advised – This episode may contain content that some may find distressing. As always, we advise listener discretion. This episode it not suitable for anyone under the age of 13.

Listen on:

Father Sorry For Murderer | Aberdeen Evening Express | Wednesday 28 March 1990 | British Newspaper Archive

US cold case cops re-examine brutal murder of Scots nurse stabbed in neck with scissors – Daily Record

Theology students in murder inquiry | The Herald

Scots nurse murder suspect ‘tried to cheat lie detector test’ after victim found strangled – Daily Record

Suspect in murder of Edinburgh nurse in US accused of trying to cheat lie detector

Cops Set To Arrest Nurse Police In A Us City Are Satisfied They Know The Man Who Murdered Scots Nurse | Daily Record | Saturday 14 April 1990 | British Newspaper Archive

Nurse | Aberdeen Press and Journal | Wednesday 28 March 1990 | British Newspaper Archive

News | Aberdeen Evening Express | Saturday 15 May 1999 | British Newspaper Archive

Cameron Brooks | The Scotsman | Saturday 15 May 1999 | British Newspaper Archive

Heartbreak Visit | Edinburgh Evening News | Thursday 29 March 1990 | British Newspaper Archive

11 Put Heat On Daily Record Thursday April 5 1990 But You Must Phone Before 9 April Right Now At | Daily Record | Thursday 05 April 1990 | British Newspaper Archive

Death Of Former Church Moderator | Dundee Courier | Thursday 01 February 1996 | British Newspaper Archive

Churchman’s Daughter Strangled | Dundee Courier | Wednesday 28 March 1990 | British Newspaper Archive

326 Quizzed By Murder-Hunt Police | Aberdeen Press and Journal | Thursday 29 March 1990 | British Newspaper Archive

Killer Of Scots Nurse | Aberdeen Press and Journal | Saturday 15 May 1999 | British Newspaper Archive

Elizabeth Mackintosh: Suspect identified in 33 year old cold case where Edinburgh woman was murdered

US murder suspect ‘will not face charges’ after Edinburgh nurse killed – Edinburgh Live

True Believer Podcast – YouTube

The unsolved murder of seminary student Elizabeth Mackintosh re-examined on Cold Justice – Digital Newspaper & Magazine Subscriptions

Scottish Immigrant Found Dead Inside a Church

Elizabeth Mackintosh: Hope of justice for murdered nurse three decades on

Scottish Immigrant Found Dead Inside a Church | by Olive Barker | Medium

Cold case detectives probing murder of Edinburgh nurse in US identify suspect – Edinburgh Live

Unsolved murder of Elizabeth Mackintosh at Covenant Seminary in Creve Coeur : r/StLouis

Seminary Statement on Elizabeth Mackintosh | Covenant Seminary

US detectives probe 1990 murder of Scottish nurse Elizabeth Mackintosh

Cold case police identify suspect in nurse’s killing

New Podcast on Covenant Seminary Student Murder Victim Elizabeth Mackintosh — THE BAGPIPE

True Believer Podcast

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Guests – Kay from the Fuck My Work Life Podcast

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