Was her murder just the tip of a larger and sinister plot?
It’s important to take this confession from Koob with a grain of salt, as he is proven in the show to be less than the most reliable of witnesses, but, as White says, “I don’t know where the truth lies.”. The Keepers was an intense docu-series on Netflix about an unsolved murder, and here are some bits of evidence the show has left out. Fans of The Keepers may be surprised to hear that Keough High School, where Sister Cathy and A. Joseph Maskell both taught, closed in July of 2017, following confirmation from the Archdiocese of Baltimore that they paid settlements out to students who had been sexually abused by Maskell. Often, survivors would choose to remain anonymous, and the crew of The Keepers respected that choice and removed their stories, names, and/or faces from the series. She was found dead two months later. The Keepers, a 7-part documentary, is currently available to stream on Netflix. More: Every Original Series Cancelled By Netflix. However, this is a small step towards justice.
One of the most frustrating aspects of being a true crime fan is dealing with endless cover-ups from authorities and government entities, like police and the FBI. Savvy internet sleuths have found evidence that James Maskell, a former patrolman, got a woman named Sarah Nell sentenced to a year in prison for biting him while he attempted to assault her. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. The Undocumented Survivor StoriesNot every story that Ryan White heard gets told in The Keepers. In the 1990s, Jean Wehner came forward and alleged that Father Maskell had sexually abused her and allowed other men to do the same. She daylights as a museum educator and a park ranger, and she loves to talk about history, space, movies, dogs, cryptids, true crime, and human rights. More than 40 years after her death, the case of Sister Cathy Cesnik's murder is still unsolved. One of the major theories that The Keepers hypothesizes is that Maskell either killed Sister Cathy or had her killed.
Though the documentary includes much of the story, director Ryan White doesn’t include every piece of evidence, and some of the most crucial information gets left out. Her students adored her and looked up to her as a motherly figure. Though White says he included absolutely all the information he knew in the documentary, he did contradict himself later by saying, “The project was heavily vetted by lawyers — there were times when I believed we knew somebody that was involved in the abuse, but we couldn't include a name for legal reasons.” True crime buffs will know that this often happens, that the law tangles everything up in red tape so details like names and dates will be removed from stories.