Death on the Cheap: The Enigmatic Life and Puzzling Death of Professor Nicholas Schrock

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief

Nicholas Schrock was a University of Colorado economics professor who taught foreign units for Thunderbird between 1979 and 1982. In May of 1982, he was driving to one such assignment in Guadalajara and, at some point along the way, disappeared. This is the story of that disappearance and the events that took place around it.

I have been publishing this story in a serialized format for the past month. Each weekly installment was written to order. I opted for this tactic in order to see if more information would come to me based on readership of the individual segments. This was, in fact, the case.

I have compiled the entire saga into one full document, which can be found at the link below. It is the culmination of nearly a year of work and research. It is a mostly forgotten story of immense importance to not only Thunderbird history, but to American history. My only hope is that I’ve done it the justice that Nick Schrock has never received in the intervening 35 years.

Death on the Cheap

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