Last year, 26-year-old Max Ledwidge jumped to his death at the Grand Canyon. His suicide was the climax of a mental unraveling that began as the pandemic took hold. The former software sales executive left his job in Boston and embarked on a cross-country spiritual odyssey that led him to the sleepy college town of Cobleskill, where a little-known religious order decided Ledwidge needed to undergo an exorcism.
On this episode of "The Eagle," Times Union Editor Casey Seiler and investigative reporter Chris Bragg delve into this strange and tragic tale.
Also on this episode, we talk to filmmaker John Holser, whose new documentary attempts to solve the century-old cold case murder in Rensselaer County that inspired the plot of "Twin Peaks."