The Doctor Who Was Murdered By The Police Captain

A bite mark on the body is the strongest lead.

Dylan Deckard
4 min readApr 21, 2021


Dr. Margo Prade / Photo by Cleveland 19 News


Doug and Dr. Margo Prade appeared to be living the “American Dream”. He was Akron Ohio’s first African-American police captain. She was a very successful doctor with her own practice. In 1997, the “dream” shattered with a divorce and then 8 months later on November 26th, Margo was executed.

The Crime

On November 26, 1997, Margo called Joyce, a friend, and co-worker, at around 9 AM saying she was going to be a little late for work. Later that morning, Margo had not shown up, and then another co-worker ran into the office screaming that Margo was in her car and that she was badly hurt. A call to 911 was immediately placed and the police rushed to the scene. They were too late, Margo died before they could arrive. Doug Prado arrived on the scene, seemingly not knowing that his ex-wife was dead, collapses to the ground in disbelief and grief.

Since Doug was married to Margo he was not allowed to work the case. The police recognized the car was a crime scene and therefore, the CSI team searched the entire car for evidence. There were many bullet casings in and surrounding the car on the ground. The cause of death was…