Rozanne Gailiunas was smart, caring, and a devoted parent. In 1983, her marriage to physician Peter Gailiunas was on the rocks. She was in love with contractor Larry Aylor, a man also in the middle of a contentious divorce. In fact, the two were making plans to spend the rest of their lives together.
Then, a little past 6 p.m. on Oct. 4, 1983, police found Rozanne murdered in her suburban home. She was bound, nude and face down on her bed. Her 4-year-old son was in the home, thankfully unharmed.
Rozanne’s husband, Peter, and her lover, Larry, were the first people police wanted to speak with. Rozanne appeared to have been sexually assaulted. There were no signs of a burglary. Peter seemed to have the strongest motive, but he pointed the finger at Larry or his wife, Joy. All three had an alibi.
Join us at the quiet end for Murder on Her Mind. The events leading up to the murder of Rozanne and the events that followed her death make up a complex web of lust, hatred, and greed. It would take years for police to solve the case. When the truth was finally exposed, it shocked an entire community.
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Really sad what happened to Rozanne. Glad Larry lived. Shame on Joy Aylor, hope she suffers.