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INFAMOUS: The “Lonely Hearts” Killers
Oct 19 • 45 min
In the late 1940’s, women who thought they’d found true love were being conned out of their life savings by a man and his sister who would go to brutal lengths to keep their scheme going. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character…
NEW SHOW: Anatomy of Murder
Oct 14 • 3 min
For the first time, audiochuck is launching another weekly podcast called Anatomy of Murder. A murder case has many layers to it; the victim, the crime, and the investigation. To truly understand it, you need to dissect each piece of a tragic puzzle. Join…
MURDERED: Faith Hedgepeth
Oct 12 • 70 min
When 19-year-old college student Faith Hedgepeth is horrifically slain in her apartment after a night out clubbing, the local police are shockingly tight-lipped…until information starts flooding out and raising so many new questions. Sources for this…
MURDERED: Shaquita Bennett // Tara Costigan
Oct 5 • 41 min
This week, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we’re bringing you the stories of two women whose lives were stolen by their abusive ex-partners. We are supporting two organizations. The Network, which is a Chicago based advocacy group who has provided…
FULL BODY CHILLS: The Runaway
Oct 1 • 6 min
Spooky season is here…so you know what that means. We’re back with another season of Full Body Chills, telling creepy campfire stories that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. You can listen to the rest of this episode and another full…
MISSING: Tara Calico
Sep 28 • 57 min
A bright young college student vanishes while out on a bike ride, leaving behind a mystery that’s endured for over 30 years. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit…
SERIAL KILLER: The Butcher Baker of Alaska
Sep 21 • 50 min
Robert Hansen owned and operated a successful bakery in Anchorage, Alaska in the 1970s and 80s, selling donuts and danishes to everyone in town. He was a well-known and well-respected member of the business community, living in a nice home in the suburbs…
MISSING: DeOrr Kunz Jr.
Sep 14 • 45 min
An idyllic family camping trip in the Idaho forests turns into a nightmare when 2-year-old DeOrr Kunz Jr. vanishes without a trace. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit…
MURDERED: Stacey Stanton
Sep 7 • 17 min
After three decades of rumors, secrets and one man’s conviction…the question remains, who really killed Stacey Stanton? Be sure to tune into CounterClock Season 2 starting September 10th on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. And check out the…
MURDERED: Pamela Milam // Vickie Lynn Harrell
Aug 31 • 64 min
In 1972, two young women with their whole lives ahead of them vanish from public places, leaving behind only a tiny handful of clues. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here to due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit…
MISSING: Bradley Sisters
Aug 24 • 48 min
When a pair of young sisters vanished from their home in Chicago, they left behind a mystery that has haunted their family for almost two decades. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources,…
SERIAL KILLER: Ed Kemper
Aug 17 • 43 min
When female college students started turning up dead in Santa Cruz in 1972, local police had no leads and no reason to suspect their friend Ed might be behind the grisly killings. We want to learn more about YOU! If you fill out our brief listener survey…
UNIDENTIFIED: Flathead County Doe
Aug 12 • 23 min
The Flathead County Sheriff’s office and the DNA Doe Project are so close to identifying a man who’s been a doe for almost 17 years, but they need your help get this case across the finish line. Could you be related to the Flathead County Doe? Based on…
MURDERED: Martha Moxley
Aug 10 • 49 min
When 15-year-old Martha Moxley was brutally murdered in 1975, no one could have imagined that the search for her killer might lead right to the doorstep of American royalty. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For…
INFAMOUS: Bathtub Killer
Aug 3 • 43 min
In 1996 there was one apartment complex in Texas that was home to two brutal killings, just months apart. It would take police years and several more innocent victims before they captured their killer. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to…
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Phoebe Handsjuk
Jul 27 • 56 min
When a young woman falls 12 floors down a garbage chute to her death only questions remain. Was it suicide? Was it an accident? Or could something more sinister happened to Phoebe Handsjuk? Sources for this episode cannot be listed due to character…
MISSING: Rico Harris
Jul 20 • 46 min
In 2014 Rico Harris left Los Angeles to drive north for a new life in Seattle, only to vanish somewhere along the way. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources please visit…
CONSPIRACY: The Smiley Face Killer
Jul 13 • 51 min
For over 20 years young college-aged men have been going missing, only to turn up dead in local waterways. Police think these cases are tragic accidents, but a small group of investigators have long believed there’s something else at work…something much…
MURDERED: Birna Brjánsdóttir
Jul 6 • 46 min
One Friday night, a young woman headed out with friends in Reykjavik, Iceland, for a night on the town. She left the bar in the wee hours of the morning, meandering down the street. Then — she disappeared. What unfolded in the weeks ahead would shake this…
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Rey Rivera
Jun 29 • 61 min
In 2006 Rey Rivera was found dead at the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore. Did he die by suicide, or was something more sinister at play? Following the release of this episode, representatives of Porter Stansberry contacted Crime Junkie to inform us of…
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Tamla Horsford // Joseph Smedley
Jun 22 • 60 min
In the last few years two people died under very mysterious circumstances. Though their cases aren’t connected they were each quickly ruled an accident or suicide. But if you take a closer look, there might be much more to their stories and their families…
WANTED: Monsters of Ohio Part 2
Jun 15 • 46 min
After Asenath Dukat, 11 more young girls in Ohio were kidnapped and murdered. Many under eerily similar circumstances. Is this the work of one or two predators or are there many monsters still on the prowl in Ohio? Sources for this episode cannot be…
WANTED: Monsters of Ohio Part 1
Jun 8 • 57 min
In the 1980s something strange was going on in Ohio. Almost a dozen young girls were kidnapped and murdered, many of the killers still unknown to this day. And it all started in June of 1980 with the case of Asenath Dukat. **** All ad-sales profits from…
MURDERED: Matthew, Daniel, & Islan
Jun 1 • 40 min
This very special episode for Pride Month tells the stories of three people joined together not just by the desire to live peaceful happy lives as their authentic selves, but also because they faced a similar indignity in how our legal system allowed…
MISSING: Margaret Ellen Fox
May 25 • 21 min
In 2017 the FBI released a chilling recorded phone call that may be the only clue as to what happened to Margaret Ellen Fox back in 1974. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit…
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: The Yuba County Five
May 18 • 60 min
In February 1978, five young men headed from their home in Yuba County, California to catch a college basketball game – and never came home. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please…
MISSING: Danielle Imbo & Richard Petrone
May 11 • 41 min
In February 2005 Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone had been broken up for a number of weeks. But on February 19th the two met up spontaneously for a couple drinks and then were never seen again. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to…
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Mitrice Richardson
May 4 • 41 min
Mitrice Richardson disappeared after being released from an LA County Sheriff’s station, leaving behind questions about mental health, police bias, and much more. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list…
MURDERED: Diana Alvarez
Apr 27 • 45 min
In 2016 a young girl went missing from her home in the middle of the night. It would take four excruciatingly long years before her family would get solid answers about what happened to her. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character…
INFAMOUS: The Dexter Killer
Apr 20 • 48 min
In October 2008, Johnny Altinger headed out to meet up for the first time with Jen, a woman he’d met on a popular online dating site. They had plans to meet at her place for a casual hook-up, and Johnny diligently followed the driving directions she’d…
MURDERED: Najah // Angie
Apr 13 • 50 min
Two Indianapolis women have been murdered. Though the cases aren’t connected they both have eerie parallels and both remain unsolved. Are you the person out there who can help IMPD and Avon Police solve these murders? Sources for this episode cannot be…
INFAMOUS: Lipstick Killer
Apr 6 • 48 min
A young Chicago girl’s brutal murder in 1946 led police to a dangerous criminal with more blood on his hands than anyone could have imagined. However, decades later those who re-examine the facts wonder if they got the wrong man. Sources for this episode…
MURDERED: Barry and Honey Sherman
Mar 30 • 44 min
In December 2017, a realtor touring the mansion of billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman made a gruesome discovery: the bodies of 75-year-old Barry and 70-year-old Honey semi-seated and hanging from the railing around their pool deck. Police believe the…
CAPTURED: The Monster of Miramichi
Mar 23 • 58 min
In 1989, Allan Legere was serving a life sentence for the murder of an elderly shopkeeper in a rural part of New Brunswick, Canada. Until he escaped. For seven months, he evaded capture, living in the woods around the Miramichi river, only coming out at…
MURDERED: Missy Bevers
Mar 9 • 52 min
When Texas fitness instructor Missy Bevers was murdered in 2016, police and the public seized on an unusual clue that could lead them to her killer. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources,…
CAPTURED: A Secret Stalker
Mar 3 • 37 min
In 1992 Lisa Ziegert felt like someone was watching her at a gift shop where she worked. People would tell her no one was there; it was just in her head. But when she goes missing from that very same gift shop everyone begins to wonder if Lisa had been…
MURDERED: Jessica Heeringa
Feb 24 • 55 min
Jessica Heeringa was a young mom in her mid-20’s who was trying to provide for her family. She was smart, loving, a hard worker… and then, in 2013, she vanished from her job at a local gas station. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to…
MISSING: Relisha Rudd // Unique Harris
Feb 17 • 50 min
This week we bring you two mysterious disappearances. Why did it take 18 days for people to notice 8-year-old Relisha Rudd was missing? And how did 24-year-old Unique Harris vanish from her apartment without the glasses that were critical to helping her…
MURDERED: Breanna Moore
Feb 11 • 36 min
Breanna Moore was a young woman on the very cusp of the rest of her life when dating violence turned to murder and stole her entire future away from her. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of…
SERIAL KILLER: Rodney Alcala
Feb 10 • 46 min
He was charming enough to win an episode of The Dating Game back in the 70’s and that charm is what allowed Rodney Alcala to slip through police’s fingers time and time again. Though his reign of terror lasted only a few years, he may be one of the most…
WANTED: Massachusetts Murderer
Feb 3 • 52 min
Is there a predator in Massachusetts who targeted two girls with an eerie connection? Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit…
MISSING: The Beaumont Children
Jan 27 • 76 min
Jane, Arnna, and Grant Beaumont left their home in Adelaide to go swimming at the beach on Australia Day 1966 and were never seen again. Their disappearance changed Australian life forever. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character…
CONSPIRACY: Ray Gricar
Jan 20 • 40 min
Summary: In 2005, a day of playing hooky for Ray Gricar turned into an enduring mystery for his friends and family and left the world to wonder if there is a bigger conspiracy at play. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character…
MURDERED: Denise Johnson
Jan 16 • 8 min
After more than two decades of rumors and secrets, the question still remains, who killed Denise Johnson? You can listen on any podcast app for free or visit www.counterclockpodcast.com Source for this episode: Investigative Journalist Delia D’Ambra Learn…
MISSING: Brittanee Drexel
Jan 13 • 39 min
High school junior Brittanee Drexel just wanted to get away for Spring Break and have a good time with her friends in Myrtle Beach. Her mysterious disappearance would frustrate law enforcement and haunt her family for years to come. For more information…
MURDERED: Lindsay Buziak
Jan 6 • 46 min
24-year-old Lindsay Buziak was an up-and-coming real estate agent in beautiful Victoria, BC, when she was found stabbed to death in the upstairs bedroom of a house she was showing to prospective clients. Nearly 12 years later, Lindsay’s family and friends…
WANTED: A Christmas Killer
Dec 23, 2019 • 60 min
5 days before Christmas in 1984, 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews went missing from her Colorado home and she wouldn’t be discovered for over three decades. In the course of the investigation one man’s bizarre actions have put him front and center on police’s…
SERIAL KILLER: Highway of Tears
Dec 16, 2019 • 40 min
Loren Donn Leslie was only 15 years old when police discovered her remains on a lonely logging road off Highway 16 in British Columbia. Since the late 1960s, women and girls have gone missing from the communities that surround Highway 16, or been found…
MURDERED: Jody LeCornu
Dec 9, 2019 • 40 min
In March of 1996 a young woman was shot under very bizarre circumstances. 23 years later her case remains unsolved, but her twin sister is still fighting for justice. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full…
SERIAL KILLER: Dellen Millard
Dec 2, 2019 • 46 min
Dellen Millard was the 27-year-old millionaire heir to a Canadian aviation company when he murdered a perfect stranger during a test-drive. What unfolded in the months that followed would leave Canada — and the world — in disbelief. Sources for this…
MISSING: Brian Shaffer
Nov 25, 2019 • 47 min
Brian Shaffer was supposed to be enjoying a night out with friends on April 1, 2006. Instead, he vanished. 13 years later, the mystery of what happened that night still endures. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations.…
RED BALL: The Burger Chef Murders
Nov 18, 2019 • 27 min
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MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Kyle Antonacci
Nov 11, 2019 • 38 min
When Navy sailor Kyle Antonacci was found dead in his barracks in 2010, investigators quickly ruled it a suicide. However, discrepancies pop up right away and his family is left with one critical question: did Kyle really die by suicide, or was it…
INFAMOUS: D.C. Sniper
Nov 4, 2019 • 48 min
For three weeks in October 2002, the nation’s capital region was paralyzed with fear as a series of deadly sniper attacks killed innocent people across Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. This week, we partnered with the FBI to bring you this episode…
INFAMOUS: The Preppy Murder
Oct 28, 2019 • 56 min
When Jennifer Levin is found murdered in Central Park in 1986, and one of her private school friends is arrested for the crime, it catalyzes bitter debates about sex, privilege, legal ethics, parental responsibility, socioeconomics, victim’s rights, and…
MURDERED: Annamarie Cochrane Rintala
Oct 21, 2019 • 48 min
Just like love knows no gender, neither does jealousy, dysfunction or murder. In honor of domestic violence awareness month we are partnering with The Network/La Red to bring awareness to issues of domestic violence within the LGBTQ community. Sources for…
SERIAL KILLER: Robert William Pickton
Oct 14, 2019 • 45 min
In this week’s episode, we talk more about the man responsible for making Canadian women disappear for years and what horrors were found on his pig farm. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of…
MISSING: Women of Vancouver’s downtown Eastside
Oct 7, 2019 • 46 min
For two decades, women living in a ten-block stretch of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, were disappearing without a trace. This week’s episode is part one of a two-part series. It’s a story of tragedy and triumph – and of one man who terrorized the…
MISSING: Lauren Spierer
Sep 30, 2019 • 59 min
In the early morning hours of June 3, 2011, Lauren Spierer went out and celebrated the end of a semester by partying with friends. It should have been like so many weekends before. But on this morning Lauren would leave the company of her friends and walk…
MURDERED: Yingying Zhang
Sep 23, 2019 • 42 min
When Chinese graduate student Yingying Zhang agreed to spend a year in America, she did so by looking forward to the opportunities it would present for her future. However, in June of 2017, 26-year-old Yingying would go missing while on her way to an…
INFAMOUS: Darlie Routier (Part 2)
Sep 16, 2019 • 44 min
After Darlie was sentenced to death for the murder of her two boys her defense team immediately started the appeals process. There was a lot of information they felt the public didn’t get to hear and evidence that could prove an innocent woman is sitting…
INFAMOUS: Darlie Routier (Part 1)
Sep 9, 2019 • 36 min
In 1996 a small Texas community was rocked by the tragic slaying of two young boys. The police and prosecution had their sights set on one person as the perpetrator: The boy’s mother. And they would work tirelessly to make sure she paid the price. Sources…
MURDERED: Adam Walsh (Preview)
Sep 2, 2019 • 9 min
In 1981 a young boy named Adam was abducted by a stranger from a shopping plaza. It would take almost three decades to bring closure to his family but in that time Adam’s legacy would forever change the way America views and handles missing children…
MURDERED: Russell and Shirley Dermond
Aug 26, 2019 • 38 min
In May of 2014, a married couple went to check in on their elderly neighbors, who lived alongside the scenic Lake Oconee. Inside the older couple’s house, they would find one of the most gruesome crime scenes of all-time, which kicked off a terrifying…
SERIAL KILLER: The Hillside Strangler
Aug 19, 2019 • 54 min
Between October of 1977 and February of 1978, a serial killer terrorized women in Southern California. Originally preying upon sex workers in Los Angeles, this offender began to target young women irregardless of race or background, before simply…
MISSING: Kimberly McAndrew
Aug 12, 2019 • 32 min
Today, August 12, 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of Kimberly McAndrew’s disappearance. Over the years investigators have tried using old fashioned police work as well as psychics to solve the case but so many years later no one has found Kimberly. If we…
CAPTURED: Lloyd Lee Welch
Aug 5, 2019 • 49 min
During spring break of 1975, Shelia & Kate Lyon went missing from a shopping center near their home and for almost 40 years no one knew what happened to them. Over the years horrible men would come into focus as suspects. Men who took the lives of…
MURDERED: Kara, Kelsey, & Jessica
Jul 29, 2019 • 54 min
Three cases over ten years. Each one bringing a killer a little closer to justice. EDIT TO THE EPISODE: please note Kylr Yust was not Jessica Runions boyfriend. Just a friend. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations.…
SERIAL KILLER: Charlie Brandt
Jul 22, 2019 • 47 min
In 2004 a seemingly normal man commits an unthinkable crime. Police and friends are left to wonder what caused this man to just snap but his older sister holds the key and reveals a dark family secret that would completely change the investigation.…
MISSING: Brandy Hall
Jul 15, 2019 • 37 min
In 2006 Brandy Hall vanished after leaving her post at the volunteer fire station early. It would take many years, 3 clues found in three different bodies of water and a lost tip, before anyone would have an idea of what might have happened to her that…
INFAMOUS: Alice Crimmins
Jul 8, 2019 • 68 min
Long before Casey Anthony, there was another mother America loved to hate… Alice Crimmins. When her children went missing from their room one summer night, the police and the press were quick to point the finger at the “sex-crazed” mother. At the start of…
UNIDENTIFIED: Sumter County Does
Jul 1, 2019 • 44 min
In August of 1976, the bodies of a young man and woman were found in rural Sumter County, South Carolina. Police would infer a lot from their belongings and the state of their bodies, but more than four decades later, their identities - as well as the…
MURDERED: Reyna Marroquin // Michelle Schroader
Jun 17, 2019 • 46 min
This week we have two stories of women who were murdered and laid to rest, Reyna and Michelle. It would take decades before Reyna would be able to rest in peace and Michelle and her family are still waiting for their day. Sources for this episode cannot…
CONSPIRACY: North Fox Island & The Oakland County Child Killer Part 2
Jun 10, 2019 • 33 min
In part 2 we discuss more suspects in the Oakland County Child Killings and how some or all of them might be connected to North Fox Island. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please…
CONSPIRACY: North Fox Island & The Oakland County Child Killer Part 1
Jun 3, 2019 • 35 min
In the 1970s the affluent neighborhoods around Detroit Michigan were terrorized by a child killer but were the four murders connected to a bigger conspiracy across the state and possible across the nation? Sources for this episode cannot be listed here…
MISSING: Patti Adkins
May 20, 2019 • 34 min
Patti Adkins had been having a secret relationship with a man from her work. When she went missing in July of 2001, troubling details emerge about their affair and the days leading up to her disappearance. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here…
MURDERED: The Eastburn Family
May 13, 2019 • 46 min
In 1985 Katie Eastburn and two of her daughters were brutally murdered while her husband was away. It would take over 20 years and three trials before their killer would be brought to justice. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to…
SERIAL KILLER: Israel Keyes
May 6, 2019 • 46 min
Israel Keyes is the most terrifying name you have probably never heard of. Officials believe he hunted and killed people all across the US and abroad from as early as 1997 - 2012. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character…
MISSING: Suzanne Lyall
Apr 29, 2019 • 44 min
In 1998 a 19 year old college student boarded a bus from her job at the mall to go back to her campus dorm room. She was seen getting off the bus around 9:45 at night but was likely abducted somewhere between her bus stop and her dorm. Many theories and…
UPDATE: Killer on the High Bridge
Apr 22, 2019 • 10 min
On April 22, 2019, the Indiana State Police released new information in the unsolved murder case of Abby & Libby in Delphi, Indiana. Here are the updates you absolutely NEED TO KNOW! Source for this episode: https://www.in.gov/isp/delphi.htm Learn more…
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Kendrick Johnson
Apr 22, 2019 • 55 min
In 2013 a 17-year-old boy’s body was found rolled up in a high school gym mat. Local law enforcement was quick to rule it an accident and move on but the family is sure this is a case of murder being covered up. Sources for this episode cannot be listed…
MISSING: Timmothy Pitzen
Apr 15, 2019 • 38 min
On April 3, 2019 someone claiming Timmothy Pitzen approached a stranger in KY and told them he had escaped abductors. The news went wild with this information as the public waited for DNA results to come in. We learned that the man was not Timmothy but it…
MURDERED: Jerry Michael Williams
Apr 8, 2019 • 49 min
One day before his anniversary Jerry Michael Williams went for a duck hunting trip on Lake Seminole but never returned home. For years people were convinced he had been eaten by alligators but the truth was much more sinister. Sources for this episode…
MISSING: Rachel Cooke
Apr 1, 2019 • 32 min
17 years ago, college student Rachel Cooke was visiting her family home in Texas for her winter break. She went out for an early morning run on her regular route but never return. No sign of Rachel has been found in all these years but there was a break…
MURDERED: Kacie Woody
Mar 25, 2019 • 43 min
Like many young kids, Kacie Woody had an active online life in 2002 but the ‘friends’ she was meeting online turned out not to be friends at all. Kacie’s story is a cautionary tale that her dad and best friend still champion for, to warn against the…
MURDERED: Kirsten Hatfield
Mar 18, 2019 • 50 min
It took decades and DNA science to catch a predator who was able to snatch a girl, Kirsten Hatfield, from her own room in the dead of night. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please…
UPDATE: April Tinsley & The Monster in Ft. Wayne
Mar 11, 2019 • 69 min
Captain Kevin Smith of the Indiana State Police granted us an interview to discuss the arrest of April Tinsley’s killer who was apprehended in July of 2018 using new genealogy methods. He tells us what it was like finally catching John Miller after 30…
MISSING: Amy Lynn Bradley
Mar 4, 2019 • 40 min
In March of 1998 Amy Lynn Bradley and her family set off and what was to be the trip of a lifetime, a full week-long cruise around the Caribbean. But little did they know their dream vacation would turn into a nightmare when Amy goes missing from their…
UPDATE: Angela Mischelle Lawless (Interview with Josh Kezer)
Feb 25, 2019 • 108 min
UPDATE: Josh Kezer, the man who was wrongfully convicted of Angela’s murder and then later declared actually innocent, reached out to us to discuss the case. If you are familiar with the case details you can skip to 52:20 just to hear his interview.…
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Lynn Messer
Feb 18, 2019 • 35 min
In 2014 Lynn Messer went missing from her 260-acre farm in the middle of the night. When he remains are found on the far two years later, despite a thorough search, her family and investigators are left wondering if this was a terrible accident or foul…
CAPTURED: Dr. No
Feb 16, 2019 • 9 min
We just found out the man we know as Dr. No has been captured. His name is Samuel Legg III and Brit and Ashley tell you everything we know in the early days of his arrest. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a…
MISSING: Sneha Philip
Feb 11, 2019 • 34 min
Sneha Philip was last seen shopping just a couple blocks away from the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001. She never returned home that night or after the attacks leaving many to speculate whether she died as a result of the terrorist attacks or if…
WANTED: Austin Yogurt Shop Killer
Feb 4, 2019 • 51 min
In the early 90’s, Austin, TX was turned upside down when four young girls were sexually assaulted, murdered, then set on fire inside an ICBY store. Four men were accused of the crime, but there have always been questions around their guilt. Those…
MURDERED: Robert Wone
Jan 28, 2019 • 57 min
This is probably the strangest case of murder we have ever covered here on Crime Junkie. It’s the story of Robert Wone who, while staying in a friend’s DC guest room, was brutally attacked. But with a staged crime scene, a timeline that doesn’t add up,…
SERIAL KILLER: Dr. No
Jan 21, 2019 • 45 min
During the 80’s and 90’s, a serial killer was operating out of Ohio, killing sex workers and leaving their bodies along interstates. Could their killer be a truck driver who called himself Dr. No? And could his crimes extend beyond the Ohio state lines?…
WANTED: Bradford Bishop // Yaser Said
Jan 14, 2019 • 31 min
This week, we have two stories for you of men who are wanted for killing their families. Our first story is about a man named Bradford Bishop, a man who, after not receiving a promotion at work, went home, and methodically killed his entire family.…
MISSING: Asha Degree
Jan 7, 2019 • 43 min
In February of 2000, a 9-year-old girl named Asha Degree packed her book bag and tucked it away, waiting for the right time to sneak out of her North Carolina home. To this day, no one knows why she left, or why she was walking along Highway 18 alone…
MURDERED: The Watts Family
Dec 24, 2018 • 54 min
The most recent family annihilator case in the U.S. was incredibly heartbreaking and had every American checking their TVs and smartphones regularly for updates. In this week’s episode, we give you our take on the case of Chris Watts who murdered his wife…
MURDERED: Colleen Orsborn
Dec 17, 2018 • 40 min
In March of 1984, 15-year-old Colleen Orsborn skips school for a day on the beach but never returns home. Her case was connected to the infamous serial killer, Christopher Wilder, and it took 27 years for her family to find out that Colleen had been…
SERIAL KILLER: On The Colonial Parkway (Part 2)
Dec 10, 2018 • 43 min
In part two, we tell you about the murders of Cassandra Lee Hailey, Richard Keith Call, Annamaria Phelps, and Daniel Lauer. Could all four of the murders be connected? Or could there be four killers roaming free? Sources for this episode cannot be listed…
SERIAL KILLER: On The Colonial Parkway (Part 1)
Dec 3, 2018 • 37 min
In 1986, park rangers near Virginia’s Colonial Parkway get notified of a possible traffic accident. When rangers arrive, they are confronted with a violent scene. The deaths of Cathleen Thomas and Rebecca Dowski. Though it is brutal and seemingly…
UPDATE: Alissa Turney
Nov 27, 2018 • 48 min
An interview with Alissa’s half-sister, Sarah, reveals she no longer thinks her sister ran away. She thinks Alissa was the victim of foul play and she alleges that the perpetrator may be her own father. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due…
MISSING: Alissa Turney
Nov 26, 2018 • 33 min
In 2001 Mike Turney reported to Phoenix, Arizona police that his 17-year-old step-daughter, Alissa, had run away to California. But 7 years later, a serial killer comes forward with a story that would launch an investigation into her disappearance and…
MURDERED: Oklahoma Girl Scouts
Nov 19, 2018 • 41 min
One of Oklahoma’s darkest stories. Three young girl scouts are brutally murdered while away at their first night of camp. A Native American man is pinned for the crime but decades later much of the public still wonder if the real culprit eluded capture.…
MISSING: Zachary Bernhardt
Nov 12, 2018 • 42 min
In September of 2000, Zachary Bernhardt went missing from his mother’s bed while she was out for a brief walk. Is his mother hiding something or could Zach have been the victim of a local predator? Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to…
MURDERED: The Camm Family
Nov 5, 2018 • 47 min
In 2000, David Camm, a former Indiana State Trooper, came home from playing basketball to find his entire family had been murdered in their garage. It was only days before he would be charged with the crime and it would take three trials and thirteen…
INFAMOUS: Lizzie Borden
Oct 29, 2018 • 48 min
Lizzie Borden took an ax Gave her mother 40 whacks When she saw what she had done She gave her father 41 But did she really? In this episode, we tell the story of Lizzie Borden and the other suspects in the case who you’ve probably never heard of. Sources…
CONSPIRACY: Women in the U.S. Military
Oct 22, 2018 • 30 min
In 2010, statistics came out that 120 female U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq had died. Half of those deaths were reported to be non-combat related. 30 those non-combat related deaths were ruled suicides, but there is evidence to suggest many of them may…
MISSING: Maura Murray (Part 2)
Oct 15, 2018 • 33 min
This week we re-examine everything we thought we knew about Maura and her disappearance. Lying, stealing, cheating… all of this led Maura to leave her dorm room that February 9th. But the more we learn about Maura and her life the more questions we have…
MISSING: Maura Murray (Part 1)
Oct 8, 2018 • 29 min
In 2004 a 21-year-old UMass student, Maura Murray, sends a message to her professors saying there has been a death in her family and she will be out for the next week. But that’s a lie. No one can explain why Maura did this or her strange actions to…
EXPERT ON: Domestic Violence
Oct 2, 2018 • 43 min
In our last episode, we talked about Susan Powell who was a victim of domestic violence. Many of her friends talked about Josh’s strange behavior and the recalled things that should have been warning signs. Today we talk to an expert on the topic, Ashley…
MURDERED: The Powell Family
Oct 1, 2018 • 50 min
During a blizzard in December 6, 2009 Josh Powell Claims to have taken his two young sons, ages 2 and 4, camping. When he returned home he finds friends and family frantically searching for them. They’re all relieved when he and the boys arrive safely.…
MURDERED: Angela Savage
Sep 24, 2018 • 35 min
Sometime after dropping off her young daughter at the school bus, Angela Savage and her 6-month-old son were abducted. Angela’s body would eventually be found on a dirt path near her home, having been assaulted, tied up and left with no shoes. Despite…
SERIAL KILLER: Bible John
Sep 17, 2018 • 37 min
In the late 1960s, three women were murdered after attending the same nightclub. But aside from their location, all three women had something very specific in common. Was this thing they had in common the reason they were killed or was their killer, a man…
MURDERED: Danielle “Gabby” Akers
Sep 10, 2018 • 33 min
In April of 2016, Danielle “Gabby” Akers’s body was found in a creek bed 60 miles from her home. She had no clothes or personal belongings with her and its still unknown how she got so far from home without a vehicle. The family believes that someone…
MURDERED: The Coleman Family
Sep 3, 2018 • 46 min
When the head of security for a cutting edge televangelists starts getting threatening emails, no one seems too concerned. But as those threats escalate and eventually come to fruition, law enforcement isn’t convinced that everything is as it appears.…
MURDERED: Chandra Levy
Aug 27, 2018 • 51 min
When a political intern goes missing, all eyes turn towards her hometown congressman. But when that lead dries up, and other women are being attacked, who is really to blame? Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For…
WANTED: Answers from a Deputy
Aug 20, 2018 • 37 min
When Terrance Williams goes missing, most law enforcement officers consider him a low-priority; He wanted, or needed, to disappear. But when his last known location is with Deputy Steven Calkins, suspicions are raised as to whether or not this is a random…
MISSING: Leah Roberts
Aug 13, 2018 • 35 min
After friends and family can’t get ahold of her for days in a row, they decide that college student Leah Roberts is missing. Two weeks later, her car is found, and her loved ones are ready to have answers… But will they get the answers they crave? Sources…
SERIAL KILLER: Todd Kohlhepp
Aug 6, 2018 • 44 min
Our Patreon supports will be happy to note that today, we are covering the multiple murders committed by Todd Kohlhepp. This man lured literally countless people to his property, only to systematically torture and murder them. To find out more about one…
IF I GO MISSING: Tanya Rider
Jul 30, 2018 • 51 min
When hard-working Tanya Rider misses two shifts and is late for a third, her husband knows something is wrong. But can he convince the local sheriff’s department to take her disappearance seriously? ALSO IN THIS EPISODE: What is an “If I Go Missing”…
MURDERED: Barbara Nantais & Claire Hough
Jul 23, 2018 • 38 min
In the dreamy summers of southern California, two murders happen within yards of each other, but a decade apart. Questions echo throughout these cases. Are they connected? Can DNA help solve these cases? Or does it just muddle the facts even more? Sources…
WHITE COLLAR: The Dalkon Shield
Jul 16, 2018 • 42 min
With the permission from the team over at Swindled Podcast, we are covering one of their best True Crime stories. It’s a story of lies…. cover-ups… and murder. But murder that was done out in the open while a company actually profited from women’s deaths.…
CAPTURED: Monster in Fort Wayne
Jul 15, 2018 • 6 min
On July 15, 2018 Police finally made an arrest in the 30-year unsolved murder of April Marie Tinsley. In this breaking clip, Ashley calls Brit to tell her the news. Source for this episode:…
MURDERED: Angela Mischelle Lawless
Jul 9, 2018 • 57 min
In November 1992, Mischelle Lawless was found by passersbys deceased in her car with the headlights on and the vehicle still running. Police have spent decades trying to piece together what happened to Mischelle that night. Who would she have pulled over…
CONSPIRACY: The Women of Juarez
Jun 25, 2018 • 50 min
Since 1993, women in Juarez, Mexico have been dying violent deaths. Is this the work of one killer or multiple? Also, why did the state police work so hard to convince the public that it was the work of a man who was incarcerated, while many of the…
SERIAL KILLER: The Claremont Killer
Jun 18, 2018 • 46 min
Since 1996, people in Claremont had been looking over their shoulders when they go out for a night on the town. Over the span of a few years, three girls were taken from the same place in nearly identical fashions. Many years later, those crimes would be…
MISSING: Sage Smith
Jun 11, 2018 • 31 min
On November 20, 2012, Sage Smith left her home at 5:30 for a date. She was seen alone at 6:30 talking to someone on the phone and then possibly sighted one more time at 7:00 at a cafe, again alone. Her father and friends were advocates and attempted to…
UPDATE: Katelin Akens
Jun 8, 2018 • 25 min
In this update episode, Ashley gets the chance to talk to Lisa, Katelin’s mom, about Katelin’s case, and like, you all asked… What about Katelin’s step-father? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
MURDERED: Sylvia Likens
Jun 4, 2018 • 30 min
Sylvia was a happy, beautiful 16-year-old when her parents left her and her sister in the care of Gertrude Baniszewski while they went on the road for work. But, within a few short months, Sylvia was beaten, humiliated, and ultimately left to die from…
SERIAL KILLER: The Green River Killer
May 28, 2018 • 45 min
Through the 80’s & 90’s, women in the state of Washington were turning up dead. First, along the Green River, then in other clusters throughout the state and even into Portland, Oregon. Not only had these women been murdered but their killer would…
MISSING: Misty Copsey
May 21, 2018 • 47 min
In September of 1992, a young teenager named Misty Copsey went missing after visiting the local fair in Puyallup, Washington with her best friend. Almost 26 years have passed and all we have are a handful of suspicious suspects and a pair of jeans found…
CAPTURED: Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible’s Killer
May 14, 2018 • 38 min
In April of 2018, we were all talking about the capture of the Gold State Killer but did you know another long-time cold case was solved that same week? On December 29, 1999, best friends Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman were having a sleepover at Ashley’s…
MURDERED: Amber Tuccaro // Henry McCabe
May 14, 2018 • 30 min
This week we tell you not one but two stories that have been underreported despite the terrifying audio capture shortly before each of their deaths. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources,…
MISSING: Bethany Decker
Apr 29, 2018 • 41 min
In 2011, Bethany Decker’s life was far from easy. As a young wife and mother with a husband overseas in the military, things were strained. When her husband comes back for a short leave, Bethany shares some shocking news and then disappears, never to be…
CAPTURED: The Golden State Killer
Apr 26, 2018 • 45 min
On April 25th, 2018, a decades-long search for the man believed to be the Visalia Ransacker, the East Area Rapist, the Original Night Stalker, and the Golden State Killer was identified and apprehended by authorities. We spoke with Criminology Podcast’s…
MURDERED: Kenia Monge
Apr 22, 2018 • 39 min
19-year-old Kenia Monge went missing in downtown Denver on April 1, 2011. When Kenia’s stepdad finds an eerie text message from a stranger on her phone, it leads him and police right to her killer. However, without Kenia’s body and no clue where she might…
SERIAL KILLER: L.I.S.K.
Apr 15, 2018 • 56 min
When a young escort goes missing after an outcall on Long Island in 2010, no one bothers to search for her. No one except a single detective and his dog who while looking, stumble upon the burial ground of a serial killer… or… killers? What unfolds is one…
ADNAN: What Serial Didn’t Tell You
Apr 8, 2018 • 45 min
Hundreds of millions of people tuned into Serial season one back in 2014. Sarah Koenig told us all about the story of 18-year-old high school senior Hae Min Lee who disappeared on January 13th, 1999. Hae’s body was later found in Leakin Park, and not too…
UPDATE: Monster in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Apr 5, 2018 • 34 min
In this bonus episode, we get the opportunity to talk with April Tinsley’s mom, Janet, about the investigation into her daughter’s murder and the torment April’s killer has put her family, and the city of Fort Wayne through. Be sure to listen to episode…
WANTED: Monster in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Apr 1, 2018 • 61 min
Thirty years ago this week, a little girl in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was abducted, sexually assaulted, murdered and now, forgotten by everyone. It is one of the most horrific crimes we’ve ever researched, and yet when we ask people if they know about April…
MISSING: Kiplyn Davis
Mar 25, 2018 • 46 min
In 1995, one of our listeners from Kentucky was high school pen pals with a girl named Kiplyn Davis from Spanish Fork, Utah, when one day the Spanish Fork Police called looking for answers. Kiplyn had gone missing. Kiplyn’s story takes over 16 years to…
MURDERED: The Longo Family
Mar 18, 2018 • 38 min
What makes a seemingly normal family man snap, murder his entire family, and assume a new identity in Mexico? Christian Longo was a husband, and father of three kids, who moved his family to Oregon to escape legal and money trouble he had accrued back in…
MISSING: Katelin Akens
Mar 11, 2018 • 35 min
In December of 2015, Katelin was to board a plane from VA to AZ. She texted her mom that she made it to the airport and her phone was dying, so she would text later. But Katelin never made it on that flight and she has never been seen since. The…
SERIAL KILLER: Herb Baumeister
Mar 4, 2018 • 44 min
In the late 90s, Indianapolis was rocked when it was found out that a local businessman was murdering gay men and burying them on his 15-acre estate called Fox Hollow Farms. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For…
UPDATE: Niqui McCown
Feb 28, 2018 • 34 min
In this bonus episode we get the opportunity to talk with Niqui McCown’s daughter, Payton, and get all our left over questions from episode one answered! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
CONSPIRACY: Bardstown, Kentucky
Feb 25, 2018 • 52 min
A 35-year-old woman named Crystal Rogers went missing from Bardstown, KY back in 2015. Her car was found on the side of a busy parkway with a flat tire, keys, wallet, and phone still inside. Just 16 months later, while searching for answers, Crystal’s…
MURDERED: Tent Girl
Feb 18, 2018 • 31 min
On May 17, 1968, a woman was found in the woods, murdered and wrapped in tent fabric. For over 30 years she remained unidentified in a Kentucky grave with a donated headstone that bore the name “Tent Girl”. But 90s internet and a superhero named Todd come…
WANTED: Killer on the High Bridge
Feb 11, 2018 • 54 min
On February 13th, 2017, Abby Williams and Libby German went for a hike near the Monon High Bridge, in Delphi, Indiana. After Libby posted a Snapchat photo of Abby at 2:07 pm, the girls were never seen alive again. Searchers found their bodies near a creek…
MURDERED: Amy Weidner
Feb 4, 2018 • 33 min
A teenage mother stays home from school one day with her daughter because she isn’t feeling well. Just a few hours after her family leaves the house she is brutally attacked. Surely it had to be someone she knew. Did they know she would be home that day?…
MISSING: Bryce Laspisa
Jan 28, 2018 • 35 min
Bryce Laspisa started acting strange on August 27, 2013. Just a couple of days into his sophomore year, friends started to become concerned about his unusual behavior. He planned a trip home to visit his parents and what should have been a 7-hour journey…
SERIAL KILLER: Shawn Grate
Jan 21, 2018 • 37 min
Shawn Grate is currently awaiting trial in Ohio for two counts of murder but his admitted body count is much more. From 2005 - 2016 he terrorized vulnerable women of Ohio but police had no idea. Shawn Grate murdered woman police didn’t even consider…
MURDERED: Karina Holmer
Jan 14, 2018 • 37 min
In 1996, Boston saw one of the most brutal, and now notorious, murders of their city. Over 20 years later, not many people outside of Boston know the name of the Swedish nanny who was brutally murdered, dismembered and thrown away with the garbage on an…
WANTED: Robert Fisher
Jan 7, 2018 • 48 min
Robert William Fisher is an American fugitive wanted for the murder of his wife and two children. Their home in Scottsdale, Arizona was blown up on April 10, 2001, in an attempt to cover up the crimes. However, no one has seen or heard from Robert since…
SERIAL KILLER: The West Mesa Serial Killer
Dec 31, 2017 • 38 min
Happy New Year! For our first episode of 2018, we outline the still-unsolved murders of the West Mesa Serial Killer **FYI: We’ve marked this episode as explicit because there are a couple of f-bombs. Sorry! We’ll do better next time, I promise! Sources…
MURDERED: Laci Peterson - Part Two
Dec 24, 2017 • 36 min
The story everyone thinks they know… but do you really? In part two, we discuss the continued focus on Scott as a suspect in the disappearance and murder of his wife, Laci. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a…
MURDERED: Laci Peterson
Dec 17, 2017 • 49 min
The story everyone thinks they know… but do you really? In part one we cover Laci’s disappearance and the suspicion that fell on her husband Scott Peterson. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of…
MISSING: Niqui McCown
Dec 17, 2017 • 33 min
The story of an Indiana woman who disappears from a laundry mat only weeks before her wedding. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit…