Episode 14: Lovers' Lane

The discovery of Larry Peyton’s body at a local lovers’ lane in 1960 shocked the residents of Portland. Equally confusing was the unknown whereabouts of Larry’s girlfriend, Beverly Allan. There appeared to be no motive behind the attack, leaving young lovers in the city worried they would be next.

Eight years and three trials later, we’re left with questions. Were the right people put away for the crime? Was this a missed opportunity to have stopped the Zodiac Killer?

Inside view of Larry's car

Beverly's Broken Nail

Beverly's Allan's partially nude body and scalped head.

Nikki Sallak

Left to Right: Robert Brom, Carl Jorgenson, and Edward Jorgenson

A young Ed Edwards

Ed Edwards and Family

An elderly Ed Edwards (Yeah, the guy from the podcast The Clearing)

Ed Edwards


The Peyton-Allan Files

Phil Stanford

ptown Books

Phil Stanford explores notorious 1960 Portland murder case in 'The Peyton-Allan Files'

Jeff Baker

Did Oregon miss a chance to catch the Zodiac Killer?

Finn J.D. John

State v. Brom