The Keepers Should Be on Every True Crime Fan’s Watch List


When citizen sleuths like Michelle McNamara (I’ll Be Gone In The Dark) started gaining popularity, several people recommended that I watch the Netflix docuseries The Keepers. When I finally gave in and watched, I was hooked immediately.

The Keepers tells the story of the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a teacher at Baltimore’s Archbishop Keough High School who was killed in 1969. Now, 50 years later, two of her former students are determined to find out what happened and seek justice for their beloved teacher.

What begins as an inquiry into Cathy’s murder quickly turns into more than they could ever imagine: a decades-long abuse scandal and it’s cover-up by the Catholic Church.

As the two former students and the documentary filmmaker interview people who knew Cathy, retired and active police officers, and other persons of interest, they discover an incredible network of lives that were affected by what happened at Keough High School and the mystery of who killed Sister Cathy. Start watching The Keepers on Netflix or discover more great TV and movie recommendations.

Julie Guacci graduated from the University of Maryland in 2016 with degrees in both Marketing and History. She is currently employed at Hachette Book Group and lives in New York City. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, playing guitar, reading (of course!), painting and watching her favorite New York sports teams and her Maryland Terrapins.