Happy Face

Happy Face

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Introducing Murder in Oregon
Oct 24 • 3 min
In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. The murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank…
12: Aftermath
Dec 21, 2018 • 32 min
How has this journey changed Melissa’s life? And were she and her father tormented by his ghosts or their shared inner demons? Melissa now has an answer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
11: Psychopathy
Dec 14, 2018 • 32 min
After getting a PET Scan, Melissa meets with a neuroscientist who believes brain patterns can identify psychopaths. Dr. James Fallon also happens to be a psychopath. He shares his incredible personal story before revealing her results. Learn more about…
10: Ghosts and Letters
Dec 7, 2018 • 32 min
Melissa is conflicted by how her father’s crimes have shaped her life and her career. She’s also conflicted about the paranormal ‘gift’ they both share— seeing and feeling ghosts. Does this bolster Sam’s psychopath argument? And has she passed this trait…
9: Normalcy
Nov 30, 2018 • 39 min
Melissa married her husband Sam hoping to find stability and distance herself from her father’s crimes - but her inability to open up emotionally is destroying their marriage - and it leads them both to question whether Melissa is capable of feeling…
8: Happy Face
Nov 16, 2018 • 35 min
Keith Jesperson savagely killed at least 8 women between 1990 and 1995. Eluding capture, he taunted law enforcement and media with letters signed with a smile. But the detectives and journalist who helped end his killing spree say his reputation as a…
7: Don
Nov 9, 2018 • 33 min
Though Jesperson has clearly left his mark on both of their lives, Don and Melissa manage to find solace in their shared experiences. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
6: Leroy
Nov 2, 2018 • 43 min
Melissa faces Don Findlay - the son of Jesperson’s last victim. Why has he been living a double identity for so long? What does he know about Keith? And can he forgive a person he sees as an extension of the man who brutally murdered his mother? Learn…
5: Misdirection
Oct 26, 2018 • 34 min
How did Keith get away with murder for so long? It comes down to luck… and the bizarre story of a couple who tried to take credit for the crime. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
4: Broken
Oct 19, 2018 • 33 min
Melissa was 15 years old when she found out her father was a serial killer, and the news couldn’t have arrived at a worse time: she just found out she was pregnant. Melissa confronts her high school boyfriend to get a better grasp on the time. Learn more…
3: Keith
Oct 12, 2018 • 34 min
Melissa’s mother believes Keith wasn’t born a psychopath, but that he was raised to be that way by his father, Les. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
2: Disruption
Oct 5, 2018 • 29 min
For years, Melissa believed her mother held much of the blame for tearing their family apart, but soon comes to understand that her father was never really a hero. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
1: Childhood
Sep 28, 2018 • 31 min
Sometimes it’s hardest for the people who are closest to see the obvious clues. Melissa Moore reckons with the reality of her childhood and growing up with a serial killer for a dad. Learn more about your ad-choices at…