The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson
In 1969, Maggie Nelson’s aunt, Jane Mixer, was found dead in a cemetery fourteen miles from the University of Michigan, where she was a law student. For decades, it was assumed she was another victim of a Michigan serial killer, but her case was never officially solved. In 2004, just as a book of poems Nelson wrote about her aunt was about to come out, DNA evidence pointed to a new suspect in the case. The Red Parts—both a true crime book and a memoir—is her account of what came next.