By Varia Fedko-Blake, writer at CREATORS.CO
Warning: Big spoilers for The Keepers ahead!
After binge-watching seven episodes of Netflix's gripping new true crime series The Keepers, it seems we've been left with more questions than answers regarding the shocking murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik back in 1969. And to this day, the killing of the Catholic nun in Baltimore remains unsolved, as does the case of Joyce Malecki, the 20-year-old woman who was found dead only a few days later.
However, after wading through an incredible amount of evidence and upsetting allegations of sexual abuse embedded within the documentary, there are a select few that crop up time and time again as the potential perpetrators of the horrific crimes. So, without any further hesitation, here are some of the theories regarding the decades-long question of who actually killed Sister Cathy.
1. Monstrous Father Joseph Maskell
From the outset, Father Joseph Maskell — the counsellor and Chaplain at the Archbishop Keough High School — remains the man at the center of the heinous crimes in The Keepers. For years, he systematically sexually abused scores of young girls under his care, and after one of the victims ("Jane Doe," or Jean Wehner) came forward to Sister Cathy regarding the extensive sex ring, the nun swore to "do something" about it. In doing so, many believe that she marked herself out as a target.