Criminology

By Emash Digital & Mike Ferguson, Mike Morford

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brian boru
 Jun 30, 2020
episodes pre january 2020 unavailable to me so that's an unsubscribe .

N
 Feb 12, 2020
Great podcast, one of my favorites.

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 Dec 1, 2019
Yes, older episodes aren't available... but hosting isn't free, people. Plenty of free content to be had. I think the older stuff is on Stitcher premium?

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 Oct 14, 2019


 Sep 2, 2019

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Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. New episodes come out every Saturday night at 10 PM.


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The Disappearance of Zebb Quinn
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In January 2000, 18-year-old Zebb Quinn disappeared from Asheville, North Carolina, and has not been seen since. Police developed a main Person of interest in connection with the case. It turns out, that fifteen years later, that same person of interest in Zebb’s disappearance pleaded guilty to the murders of a married couple and their unborn child. Join Mike and Morf as we try to unravel the mystery of what happened to Zebb Quinn?   An Emash Digital Production See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 20, 2020
The Murder of Anita Cobby
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In February 1986, 26-year-old Anita Cobby was savagely brutalized and murdered by five men. This is a notorious and well-known case in Australia and sparked outrage among its citizens.  Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the life and murder of Anita Cobby. Anita was a beauty pageant winner who chose a life of helping others as a nurse over a modeling career. She was well-loved by all that knew her and had an incredible family unit. The horror that she endured at the hands of five men caused citizens to call for their execution. People were shocked by the details of the crime when they emerged. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 13, 2020
The List Family Murders
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John Emil List was authorities term a family annihilator. In 1971, List murdered his mother, his wife, and his three children. A manhunt for List ensued but he was able to allude police for 18 years. It took the help of the television show America's Most Wanted to bring him to justice. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the bizarre and twisted case of John List. How could someone murder the people in their life that they are supposed to care for the most? For John List, he has cited over the years that he was trying to spare his family and the pain and humiliation of financial ruin. Did he honestly believe that in his twisted mind, or, was that just an excuse to start anew and be free from his family and debt? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 06, 2020
The Septic Tank Murders
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In this episode, we're discussing three cases where victims were found in septic tanks. In 1977, an unidentified male was found in a septic tank in Tofield, Alberta. He was given the moniker of "Septic Tank Sam". Cam Lyman disappeared in 1987 from Hopkinton, Rhode Island leaving behind a lot of money and a suspicious trusted associate. Cam's body was found 10 years later. In 1978, five Louisiana teens disappeared in what appeared to be a series of kidnappings.  Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these bizarre cases of victims found in septic tanks. A significant amount of police effort went into solving these crimes. Some of that effort proved to be successful and some did not. The Louisiana case involves a dangerous criminal who was on the run using a fake alias. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Aug 30, 2020
The Alphabet Murders
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Between 1971 and 1973, Rochester, New York, was shocked to its core when three little girls were brutally raped and murdered. Residents there noted that the first name and surname of each girl started with the same initial, and the killings became known as "The Alphabet Murders" or "The Double Initial Murders." Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this case that has baffled the public and law enforcement for close to 50 years. Carmen Colon, Wanda Walkowicz, and Michelle Maenza were killed in the early 1970s but they have not been forgotten. The authorities have had a few suspects in the murders over the years but, so far, no one has paid for the deaths of these three little girls. Can police finally solve this case using new DNA technology? You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production
Aug 16, 2020
The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders
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Camp Scott in Locust Grove, Oklahoma had been a camp for Girl Scouts since 1928. In June 1977, the camp welcomed over 130 Girl Scouts and Brownies for its first two-week session. Tragedy struck when counselors discovered that three young girls from tent #8 had been brutally murdered. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the tragedy that has become known as the Oklahoma Girl Scout murders. Lori Farmer, Denise Milner, and Heather Guse had all met for the first time when they were assigned to tent #8 at Camp Scott. The morning after they arrived, all three little girls were found dead. Investigators zeroed in on a man named Gene Leroy Hart but proving his guilt would prove to be a tough task. Could modern-day DNA techniques help solve this baffling mystery? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production
Aug 09, 2020
Lindy Sue Biechler
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In 1975, 22-year-old Lindy Sue Biechler was staring her life in full. She had a job that she loved and she had recently married the man of her dreams. But, on December 5, 1975, Lindy pulled out of the parking lot of her job at the same time as her friend, ran a few errands, and then headed home to her apartment. Lindy's aunt and uncle came to the apartment for a visit and found Lindy dead inside before 9:00 PM. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the life and death of Lindy Sue Biechler. Investigators were baffled as to who would want to kill this young woman. There was no sign of a robbery and the initial reports said that she had not been sexually assaulted. Police followed up leads and tips but were not able to find her killer. A year after her murder, her headstone was vandalized. Then, a year after that, the police received a bizarre taunting letter. Was it sent by Lindy's killer? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production
Aug 02, 2020
Vanessa Guillen and The Fort Hood Mysteries
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In April 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic, a beautiful young soldier named Vanessa Guillen disappeared from the U.S. Army base, Fort Hood. Vanessa was found murdered two months later. But, while searching, authorities found the remains of another soldier named Gregory Morales. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the cases of Vanessa Guillen and Gregory Morales. We also cover a number of Fort Hood soldier deaths over the years. The base has also been levied with complaints of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Are there any connections to these cases? You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production
Jul 19, 2020
The Osage Native American Murders
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The Osage Native American Murders were a string of murders of tribal members in Osage County, Oklahoma, between 1921 and 1926. This was a period of time known in that state as the "Reign of Terror." At least 60 wealthy full-blooded Osage Native Americans were murdered over land rights. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the Osage Native American Murders. Of the many victims, five were from the family of Mollie Burkhart, a wealthy full-blooded Osage Native American. A massive investigation and the take-down of a powerful and influential man ended the murders, but the senseless killings will forever be a part of the history of the Osage. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production
Jul 12, 2020
Interview with The Golden State Killer's Former Brother-in-Law
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In this special episode, we're bringing you an interview with James Huddle. Huddle is the former brother-in-law of The Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo. James Huddle was part of DeAngelo's extended family for many years. He discusses some of the things that he has analyzed over the past couple of years after learning that DeAngelo was arrested for his crimes. Things that happened many years ago now have new meaning. He also gives his thoughts on DeAngelo recently pleading guilty. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production
Jul 05, 2020
The Miami FBI Shootout
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In 1986, a shootout took place in Miami, Florida between FBI agents and two bank robbers. Despite outnumbering the bank robbers, the FBI agents were seriously outgunned and suffered massive casualties. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this infamous 1986 Miami FBI shootout. Two agents lost their lives and five others were wounded. In the aftermath of the shooting, officials had to examine what went wrong. The conclusion was that the agents, most of them carrying .38 caliber revolvers, were no match for the robbers, one who fired a large number of shots from a semi-automatic rifle. The shootout was a major factor in law enforcement officials around the country switching to more powerful weapons and more powerful cartridges. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production
Jun 28, 2020
The Tylenol Murders
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In 1982, seven people in the Chicago area who took Tylenol capsules, for various illnesses, collapsed into a coma and died within minutes. After it was determined all had died from cyanide poisoning, detectives began the hunt for a sadistic killer. While one man remains a person of interest, the case is still unsolved nearly 38 years later.   Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the case of the Tylenol murders. The investigation was massive and a number of theories emerged. They ranged from disgruntled employees of Johnson & Johnson to a person wanting revenge against stores in the Chicago area. One thing is for certain, these poisonings forever changed the way that over the counter medications are packaged. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production
Jun 21, 2020
The Keddie Cabin Murders
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In April 1981, a quadruple murder shocked the small resort community of Keddie, California. Known as "the Keddie Cabin murders” or simply the Keddie Murders, the horrific slayings of a young mother, her two children, and a teenage friend have remained one of California's most infamous cases. While officially still unsolved, two main suspects, a possible cover-up and a new investigation have kept the case alive. Now, with modern DNA technology, can the Keddie Murders finally be solved? Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this infamous unsolved case out of California.  You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production
Jun 07, 2020
The Lindbergh Kidnapping
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In 1927, Charles Lindbergh gained extreme fame when he became the first pilot fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. But as often happens, fame can bring about unwanted problems. In 1932, Lindbergh's son, Charles Jr, was kidnapped from the family home and later found dead in New Jersey. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the Lindbergh kidnapping that the press called the crime of the century. After much cloak and dagger, which included 13 ransom notes, the clues that police had gathered led them to a German immigrant named Bruno Richard Hauptmann. But, there has been much speculation over the years as to whether Bruno was the kidnapper or merely a patsy who took the fall. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production
May 31, 2020
The Washington Strangler
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Between November 1976 and May 1977, four young women and girls were murdered in or near Washington County, Pennsylvania. For decades, authorities believe that this was most likely the work pf a serial killer. It would take major advancements in DNA technology to prove that there were multiple killers. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the crimes of what the press originally dubbed The Washington Strangler. The murders struck fear in the hearts of residents in Washington County. Many years later, the police began to unravel parts of the mystery, using DNA to solve some of these murders. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production
May 24, 2020
The Texas Killing Fields Part2
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We continue our discussion of The Texas Killing Fields case. So many people have been killed over the years along a stretch of I-45 in Texas between Houston and Galveston. In this episode, we discuss other cases that have been linked to the series. We also discuss possible suspects that have hit police radar through the years. Join Mike and Morf as they wrap up their discussion on the unsolved Texas Killing Fields cases. So many questions surround this case. How many perpetrators were operating in this area throughout the years? Is there any possibility that one serial killer was responsible for a large number of these murders? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production
May 17, 2020
The Texas Killing Fields Part1
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We're discussing the stretch of Interstate 45, between Houston and Galveston, TX, that has become known over the years as "The Killing Fields". Since the early 1970s, at least 30 women and young girls have disappeared or have been found murdered over this 53-mile stretch of land. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this case that has baffled investigators for years. There have been so many victims over such a long period of time. Could these murders be the work of just one heinous predator? Or, as many investigators believe, have there been a number of serial killers operating in the same area over this period of time? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production
May 10, 2020
Mr Cruel
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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a predator operated in and around Melbourne, Australia. The pressed dubbed this man "Mr. Cruel." Mr. Cruel preyed on younger females around the area and eventually turned murderous. He was very cunning, left few clues, and stalked his victims to know when they would be home alone. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the crimes of the brutal predator known as Mr. Cruel. This was a predator who wore a scary mask, or balaclava, that was stitched around the eyes and mouth to give it a scary doll-like appearance. Despite a number of task forces and thousands of tips and suspects, the man known as Mr. Cruel has never been caught. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production
May 03, 2020
Charles Whitman
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In 1966, Charles Whitman climbed the Tower at the University of Texas and began firing on the unsuspecting people below. This mass shooting on a college campus captivated and scared the nation. It would be discovered that Whitman had killed a number of people before he got to the tower, including his wife and his mother. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the life and crimes of Charles Whitman. This was a man with an extremely high IQ who had excelled in many different areas growing up. But as Charles became an adult, it seemed as though his life hadn't panned out the way he had hoped. But so many years later, people are still asking the question of what caused Charles Whitman to snap?  You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology      An Emash Digital Production
Apr 26, 2020
The Chasteen Family Murders
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In 1979, Terry Chasteen and her three children were living a wonderful life in Indiana. Terry had a new love interest in her life and the two had discussed marriage. On April 28th, Terry loaded up the kids to take them to the babysitter before she went to work. They never made it. Their bodies were found in White Lick creek later that day. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the brutal and senseless murders of the Chasteen family. This family encountered a monster named Steven Judy who ended their lives in the most brutal ways imaginable. When police caught up with Judy, they realized this was a man with a long rap sheet who had received, time after time, just slaps on the wrist.  You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production
Apr 19, 2020
The 1988 Kansas City Explosion
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Just after Thanksgiving, in 1988, six Kansas City, Missouri firefighters lost their lives while responding to a truck fire at a construction site. What they didn't know was that explosive materials, five times the amount used by Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing, were in containers on the site. The resulting explosion was devastating. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this devastating event in Kansas City's history. Five people were eventually convicted for setting the fire that caused the massive explosion. But questions have lingered about this case for many years, with some people believing that the five were innocent. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production
Apr 12, 2020
The Canal Murders
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In 1975, several young women and teenage girls were found dead in or around canals in Broward and Dade counties in Florida. These murders shared very similar traits but the police were not convinced they were all connected. It turns out that they were correct.  Join Mike and Morf as they discuss what many have dubbed "The Canal Murders". You may also see this series of murders listed as the "Flat Tire Murders". No matter what you choose to call them, this a baffling series of murders and all but one remains unsolved. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production
Apr 05, 2020
William Tyrrell
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In this episode, we're headed to Australia to discuss one of that country's most infamous unsolved child disappearances. 3-year-old William Tyrrell disappeared in September 2014, and the pictures of the precious little boy displayed on the media captured the hearts of people from around the world.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the baffling disappearance of William Tyrrell. His biological parents had some problems in their marriage, including claims of domestic violence. This led to William being removed from their care and placed with a wealthy foster couple who already had one daughter. It was on September 12, 2014, as the family was visiting the foster mom's mother that William disappeared. Searches were conducted and tips and leads poured in. The police have developed a number of potential suspects over the years but, to date, have not been able to solve the mystery.

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Mar 29, 2020
Bobby Joe Long
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Bobby Joe Long was a serial killer who terrorized the area around Tampa Bay, Florida in an eight-month period in 1984. During that timeframe, Long murdered at least 10 women and victimized many more.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this sadistic killer whose MO was to abduct, sexually assault, and then murder his victims. Prior to his murders, authorities believe Long was "The Classified Ad Rapist", a man who sexually assaulted women in their homes after they had placed an ad to sell something.

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Mar 22, 2020
The Springfield Three
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In June 1992, Sherrill Levitt, Suzie Streeter, and Stacy McCall vanished from Springfield, Missouri. The three, and their disappearance case, would become known as The Springfield Three.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the mysterious case of The Springfield Three. The police had a number of leads and tips that they worked but turned out to be rabbit holes. Law enforcement developed a number of theories in the case and they had a number of suspects. But, they could never put together enough evidence against any suspect to charge anyone.

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Mar 15, 2020
The Jamison Family Deaths
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Bobby and Sherilyn Jamison, along with their young daughter Madyson, disappeared in Oklahoma in 2009. The family's pickup truck was found in a rural area with a lot of their personal belongings and a large sum of cash still inside. On a cell phone, police found a picture of young Madyson that people have debated for years.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the mysterious disappearance of the Jamison family. This is a case that has baffled online amateur sleuths for years and a large number of different theories are out there about what happened to the Jamisons. Some of these theories are bizarre due to information that came out about possible cults and the Jamisons seeing strange things at their home.

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Mar 08, 2020
Introducing The Dating Game Killer
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In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life.  He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.


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Mar 05, 2020
The Rogers Family Murders
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In 1989, Joan Rogers, and her two daughters, Michelle and Christe, left their hometown in Ohio on a Florida vacation. They were packing in as much family fun as they could when they encountered a monster. On June 4th, boaters found the bodies of Joan, Michelle and Christe.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this terrifying case. The police had some information to go on, including a description of a man that they wanted to talk to and some handwriting on a brochure. It took them three years to zero in on their suspect and they believed that the murderer's name was Oba Chandler. 

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Mar 01, 2020
Ray Gricar and Jonathan Luna
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For the 100th episode of Criminology, we're tacking two cases of murdered prosecutors that some people may be related.

Ray Gricar was a prosecutor in Pennsylvania who was murdered in 2005. Jonathan Luna was a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney's office in Baltimore, Maryland who was killed in 2003. Both men were found in rural areas of central Pennsylvania.

The investigations into both of these murders revealed some very interesting information. But, police have not been able to prosecute a single person for either of the murders.

Questions are numerous in both cases. Were these cases connected in any way? Did either of these men have something to hide that ultimately factored into their deaths? Were their deaths related to their jobs as prosecutors who had put a number of really bad people in jail over the years that might want retribution?

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Feb 23, 2020
Rachael Runyan
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In 1982, 3-year-old Rachael Runyan and her two young brothers were playing at the playground just beyond their backyard. Their mother Elaine was watching them through the window of the house as she prepared lunch. Elaine's whole world changed when one of her sons burst in and said that a man had taken Rachael, put her in his car, and sped off.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance and murder of Rachael Runyan. Elaine joined us for a conversation to talk about the day that Rachael was abducted and the events that followed.

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Feb 16, 2020
Tina Marie Lauser
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Tina Marie Lauser's parents learned early in her childhood that she was deaf.  Tina struggled in school, primarily because there were no schools in the early 60s specifically designed to help her. Tina graduated, got a job, and met her future husband at the Wilmington Club for the Deaf.

In January 1981, Tina left her job at the Bank of Delaware to drive to get something to eat on her lunch break. She never returned and the investigation into her disappearance was launched. Two months later, her body was found weighted down in a tributary of the Delaware Bay.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the baffling clues uncovered in the investigation into Tina Lauser's disappearance and murder. There was a mystery woman reported to have been seen with Tina during her lunch break. But, police have never been able to figure out who this mystery woman is. There has also been some speculation surrounding Tina's husband Tom Lauser.

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Feb 09, 2020
Marlene Warren
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In 1990, Marlene Warren opened the front door of her Florida home to find someone dressed in a clown suit holding balloons and flowers. The clown pulled out a gun and shot Marlene to death. Marlene's son was home at the time and raced to the front door and saw both the clown running away and his mother lying in a pool of blood.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the details surrounding the murder of Marlene Warren and the twists and turns in the case afterwards. Marlene's husband Michael caught the attention of authorities after it was discovered he was having an affair with a woman named Sheila Keen. But, it would take the authorities more than 25 years to put the pieces of the puzzle together to make an arrest.

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Feb 02, 2020
Gail Matthews and Tamara Berkheiser
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In 1994, the bodies of 23-year-old Gail Matthews and her 5-year-old daughter, Tamara Berkheiser, were found in their Williamsport, Pennsylvania home. The double murder shocked the community of Williamsport and police were determined to solve it. One man was charged twice with the murders, but both times the charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the baffling double murder of Gail Matthews and Tamara Berkheiser. There have been a large number of suspects over the years but, to date, no one has been convicted of the murders. We are joined in this episode by one of the investigators in the case, Kenneth Mains, who helps provide details and give insight into the case.

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Jan 26, 2020
The Lane Bryant Murders
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In February 2008, a lone gunman entered the Lane Bryant store in Tinley Park, Ilinois and shot six women. Five of the women died that day while the sixth barely survived. The store manager managed to call 911 just before the shooting began. The resulting search for the killer would turn into a massive investigation.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the Lane Bryant Murder case. The surviving victim was able to give a description of the killer but police have not been able to identify him. There are some that wonder if the killer was a man at all, or rather a woman in disguise. There are many unanswered questions in this case that have puzzled amateur sleuths for years.

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Jan 19, 2020
Introducing The Sneak
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The Sneak tells true crime stories from in and around the world of sports. In this season, they look at a bizarre heist planned by a disgraced former athlete. Listen now at http://wondery.fm/TheSneak_Criminology

Jan 14, 2020
Bob Crane
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Bob Crane was a handsome and charming comedic actor. He rose to fame when he landed the leading role on the hit television comedy Hogan's Heroes. The show ran from 1965 to 1971. After it ended, Bob received income through its syndication but he struggled to find continued acting success. In June 1978, Bob was found bludgeoned to death in his apartment.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the life and death of Bob Crane. Fans were shocked to find out that Crane wasn't exactly the same man that they saw on the television screen. He battled an obsession with sex and pornography throughout much of his life. Many people theorize that this addiction played a pivotal role in his murder.

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Jan 12, 2020
Ireland's Vanishing Triangle
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For this first episode of 2020, we're headed to Ireland to talk about an area around Dublin that has been called The Vanishing Triangle. Between 1993 and 1998, eight young women disappeared in this area. The police investigation resulted in a number of possible suspects but to date, none of the women have been found and no one has been held responsible.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss Ireland's Vanishing Triangle. Are these cases connected? Some people believe they are but many do not. In a couple of the disappearances, there are persons of interest that were known to the victims. There is one thing that is not in doubt. Eight families are still grieving for their loved ones and continue to search for answers.

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Jan 05, 2020
Introducing Scene of the Crime Season 1: Delphi
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Introducing the new true crime podcast, Scene of the Crime. In season 1, Scene of the Crime explores the February, 2017 murders of Abby Williams and Libby German in Delphi, Indiana.

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Jan 02, 2020
Infamous Christmas Week Murders
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In this episode, we are discussing three infamous murders that occurred around Christmas. The Lawson family massacre took place in North Carolina in 1929 when Charlie Lawson murdered seven members of his family. The Los Feliz mansion murders took place in California in 1959 when Dr. Harold Perelson murdered his wife and most likely would have murdered his children had they not been able to flee the home. The Covina Massacre took place in 2008 when Bruce Pardo, dressed as Santa Claus, murdered his ex-wife and many members of her family at their annual Christmas party.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these infamous and chilling acts of murder that occurred during the Christmas holiday. What made these three men do what they did during what should be one of the most joyous and peaceful times of the year?

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Dec 22, 2019
Sarah DeLeon
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It was 30 years ago this month that 18-year-old Sarah DeLeon was murdered after she left her boyfriend's house in the early morning hours of December 29, 1989. Police had few suspects and little evidence to go on and eventually Sarah's case went cold. Five years later, another woman named Diana Ault was murdered. Again, police struggled to solve the murder, and at the time, they had no idea there was a connection between the two cases.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the murder of Sarah DeLeon. Police eventually learned of the connection between the two murders. Both women had been harassed by a woman named Carol Coon and the authorities began zeroing in on Carol as a possible suspect in both murders. Carol Coon, it seems, had a habit of harassing women who were dating her former boyfriends. Was she willing to kill to eliminate romantic rivals?

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Dec 15, 2019
Jamie Grissim
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16-year-old Jamie Grissim disappeared from Vancouver, Washington on December 7, 1971. She has never been heard from or seen since. Jamie is thought to be the first victim of suspected serial killer Warren Leslie Forrest.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of Jamie Grissim and the life and suspected crimes of Warren Leslie Forrest. Forrest was convicted of one murder, but authorities believe he is responsible for many more. Jamie's sister Starr joined us for this episode to help shed light on the entire case.


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Dec 08, 2019
Arlis Perry
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In 1974, 19-year-old newlywed Arlis Perry was murdered inside the Memorial Church on the campus of Stanford University. Her murder was brutal and savage which led many to think it was connected to a satanic cult. Investigators worked the case but couldn't connect anyone to the murder. It took 44 years, and some amazing advances in DNA technology, to put together the pieces of this 44-year-old murder case.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the murder of Arlis Perry. There were suspects along the way and one person, in particular, that police believed knew more than they had said. But, as is often the case with these older unsolved cases, police could never put together enough evidence to move forward. As DNA technology has advanced, we are seeing more and more cold cases solved. The murderer of Arlis Perry couldn't escape the advances in science involving DNA.

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Dec 01, 2019
The Rest Stop Murders
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In this episode, we're covering three separate murder cases that occurred while the victims were at rest stops. Dexter Stefonek was traveling back home to Wisconsin after visiting family in Oregon. His vehicle was found burning at a rest stop in Montana. A couple later found his body at a trash site.

Jane Snow was traveling with her two young sons in 1979 when her body was discovered by her sons inside the women's restroom at a rest stop. There have been several suspects in Jane's murder but no one has yet been brought to justice.

Gordon and Jackie McAllister were traveling through Canada in their RV when an assailant barged in and shot Jackie to death. Gordon escaped and was able to describe the attacker. Eight years later police believed they had their man, a convicted killer who had carried out similar crimes.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these rest stop murder cases. Be careful if you're traveling the interstates this holiday season.

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Nov 24, 2019
Rhonda and Donnie Wicht
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In 1978, Rhonda Wicht and her 4-year-old son Donnie were killed inside their Simi Valley, California apartment. Rhonda's on-again/off-again boyfriend Craig Coley was arrested and convicted of the murders. He spent 39 years behind bars before DNA evidence set him free.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this case that is tragic all around. It is tragic due to the loss of Rhonda and Donnie, and it's tragic that Craig, if he indeed had nothing to do with the crimes, spent a large part of his life in prison. We'll go through the evidence that put Craig Coley away as well as the evidence that set him free. Rhonda's sister Shelley joined us for this episode to help provide information.

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Nov 17, 2019
The Boca Raton Mall Murders
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In 2007, the affluent area of Boca Raton, Florida, experienced a number of attacks and murders that occurred at the local mall. The crimes shared eerie similarities. The perpetrator or perpetrators targeted women who drove dark expensive SUVs. The victims were bound and made to wear goggles or sunglasses that were blacked out so that they could not see. In some cases, the victims were made to drive to ATMS to withdraw money.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these baffling Boca Raton mall attacks and murders. These remain unsolved to this day, but a surviving victim has been able to provide a composite sketch. Are all of these crimes related or is it possible that a copycat killer emulated previous crimes? The details are so specific and similar that it's hard to believe they are unrelated and not carried out by the same killer or killers.

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Nov 10, 2019
The I-70 Killer
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In the spring of 1992, a string of murders occurred in the Midwest. All of these murders occurred inside small businesses located near Interstate 70. All were shootings and the killer left no evidence behind. The killer targeted women alone in smaller types of stores but one man was killed during the series. The media dubbed this murderer The I-70 Killer. And then, all of a sudden, the killings stopped.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the murders of the I-70 Killer. Police have had suspects over the years but no one to date has been brought to justice for these murders. Similar murders have occurred along interstates in other parts of the country. Could it be that the killer changed locations but continued to kill? Or was this killer stopped in some other way?

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Nov 03, 2019
The Villisca and Hinterkaifeck Ax Murders
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In this Halloween week episode of Criminology, we're discussing two horrific and infamous ax murder cases. In 1912, in Villisca Iowa, eight people were murdered in the Moore family farmhouse. All six members of the Moore family were killed along with sisters Lena and Ina Stillinger who were staying the night. In 1922, at the Hinterkaifeck farm in Bavaria, Germany, 5 members of the Gruber family and their maid were brutally murdered.

These are two very infamous unsolved cases of massacres carried out with some type of ax. And even though the two incidents occurred years apart, and far away from each, there are many similarities between the two cases. Some have theorized that they were both carried out by the same person or persons. The other thing that ties these two cases together is that they both involve a little bit of the supernatural.

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Oct 27, 2019
Christine Rothschild
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18-year-old Christine Rothschild was an intelligent and beautiful student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Her lifeless body was found on May 26th, 1968, outside of Sterling Hall at the college. Police could not develop any leads or suspects regarding Christine's murder. But many believe that she was killed by a middle-aged medical resident who was obsessed with Christine. He had asked her out and began harassing and stalking her after she turned down his advances.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the life and murder of Christine Rothschild. Linda Schulko, who became good friends with Christine at college, joined us for this episode to help shed some light on the mysteries surrounding her death. Linda is definitely in the camp of those that believe the middle-aged medical resident, Niels Jorgensen, is the most likely suspect in Christine's murder.

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Oct 20, 2019
The Zeigler Furniture Store Murders
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On Christmas Eve, 1975, four people were murdered in Winter Garden Florida inside the Zeigler furniture store. Tommy Zeigler, who by that time, was the president of Zeiglers was arrested, tried and convicted of the murders. The victims that night included Tommy's wife Eunice, Eunice's father and mother, and a family friend named Charlie Mays.

Many individuals had something to say about the events that transpired that night. And, as often happens, there were many different variations regarding what transpired. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this tragic quadruple murder. Did Tommy Zeigler murder four people that night or was he wrongfully convicted? Tommy has spent over 40 years on death row but has never stopped fighting his conviction. DNA may ultimately either prove Tommy guilty or prove that he is an innocent man.

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Oct 13, 2019
Brianna Maitland
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17-year-old Brianna Maitland disappeared from a small town in Vermont on March 19, 2004, Brianna vanished after leaving her job at the Black Lantern Inn. Her car was later found backed into an abandoned house. This is just one of many bizarre events surrounding Brianna's disappearance.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of Brianna Maitland. Brianna's father Bruce joined us for this episode to help shed light on the facts and rumors surrounding her disappearance. This is a very high-profile missing person case in the Northeast part of the United States. Some people have tried to link Brianna's disappearance with that of Maura Murray who disappeared from the Northeast about a month before Brianna. Many have also tried to link Brianna's disappearance with the activities of serial killer Israel Keyes.

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Oct 06, 2019
Cindy James and John Lang
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In this episode, we're discussing two separate cases of individuals who were extremely paranoid about the events taking place around them. Both individuals were found dead in very suspicious manners. Cindy James was a woman who had reported to police over 100 suspicious events and 5 attacks. She said she was receiving threatening phone calls and letters. John Lang was a man who was convinced that police were watching his every move. He went as far as videotaping the men he witnessed outside his home and uploaded the videos to YouTube.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these two fascinating and tragic cases. In the case of Cindy James, the big questions involve whether or not her reports were real. Was Cindy James being harassed, stalked and attacked? Or, was she fabricating these events to make it look that way. If it was the latter, why did she end up dead? And with John Lang, was his paranoia justified or just a serious of strange coincidences? You can view John's videos for yourself. And if John had a right to be paranoid, was the reason behind his paranoia the cause for his death?

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Sep 29, 2019
Anne Marie Fahey
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Anne Marie Fahey was a 30-year-old woman who disappeared in 1996 after having dinner with an attorney named Thomas Capano. Anne Marie had previously had an affair with the married Capano, but at the time of her disappearance, she was dating a man she called the love of her life. But, Thomas Capano was not happy that their physical relationship had ended. As police began the investigation into Anne Marie's disappearance, they began to look at Thomas Capano as their #1 suspect.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the tragic death of Anne Marie Fahey. The details behind what happened to her are shocking.

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Sep 22, 2019
Who Shot Terry Nero?
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In 2010, Terry Nero was shot in the face through his kitchen window. He was shot while talking to his mother by someone using a rifle while standing in Terry's backyard. Terry suffered massive injuries but doctors managed to save his life. The question, in this case, is who wanted Terry dead and why.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss Terry Nero's case. Terry had been embroiled in a court battle and he believes that he knows who was behind the attempt on his life. Terry joined us for this episode to help shed light on his attack and the circumstances that surrounded it.

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Sep 15, 2019
What Happened To Randy Leach?
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In April of 1988, 17-year-old Randy Leach attended a party in his hometown of Linwood Kansas. Many people saw Randy at the party that night but accounts of his actions vary. What is known is that, in the early morning hours of April 16th, Randy vanished and has never been heard from or seen since.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the mysterious disappearance of Randy Leach. There have been a number of persons of interests in Randy's case over the years. But, police have never been able to figure out exactly what happened to Randy and no one has been prosecuted. Rumors and possible sightings have cropped over the years, as have many different theories. Randy's mother, Alberta, joined us for this episode to help give some insight into what transpired.

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Sep 08, 2019
Tom Steeples
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Tom Steeples was a Nashville man who was in the computer business. Tom's life took a dark turn as his addictions worsened. Tom drank, took cocaine and racked up sizable gambling debts. He allegedly murdered a bar owner that he owed money to in 1993. The police believe he murdered a newlywed couple in 1994. Tom would never stand trial for any of these murders.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the mysterious Tom Steeples. After the 1994 murder, police began to look at similarities between that and a vicious 1992 attack on a couple that left a woman dead. The couple met with a man named Tom Johnson was Tennessee that day on a computer business deal. The meeting turned dark when Johnson violently attacked the couple. Could this mysterious man have been Tom Steeples? Many people believe there is enough evidence to collect the dots.

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Sep 01, 2019
Preview for Season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic
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Aug 27, 2019
Son of Sam Part3
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Aug 25, 2019
Son of Sam Part2
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Aug 18, 2019
Son of Sam Part1
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Aug 11, 2019
The Murders of David and Bobby Phillips
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Aug 04, 2019
Out of the Shadows Preview
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Aug 01, 2019
Ep71 - Dorothy Jane Scott
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Jul 28, 2019
Ep70 - Janette Roberson
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Jul 21, 2019
Ep69 - Shawn Baur and Scott Fosnaught
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Jul 14, 2019
Ep68 - The College Coed Mysteries
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Jul 07, 2019
Ep67 - Molly Bish
01:14:08
Jun 30, 2019
Ep66 - Jeffrey MacDonald Pt2
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Jun 23, 2019
Ep65 - Jeffrey MacDonald Pt1
01:07:42
Jun 16, 2019
Introducing Man in the Window
00:15:09
Jun 11, 2019
Ep64 - Q & A Episode
01:19:15
Jun 09, 2019
Ep63 - Andy Atkinson and Cheryl Henry
01:06:04
Jun 02, 2019
Ep62 - The Death of Ellen Greenberg
01:12:28
May 26, 2019
Ep61 - The Reinert Family Murders
00:58:36
May 19, 2019
Ep60 - Dale Williams
01:04:07
May 12, 2019
Ep59 - The Green River Killer pt2
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May 05, 2019
Ep58 - The Green River Killer Pt1
01:04:55
Apr 28, 2019
Ep57 - The Golden State Killer 1 Year Later
01:33:11
Apr 21, 2019
Ep56 - Mark David Chapman
01:14:40
Apr 14, 2019
Ep55 - The Fish Head Beach Murders
00:57:00
Apr 07, 2019
Ep54 - The Pocatello Babysitter Murders
01:06:34
Mar 31, 2019
Ep53 - The Cruel Writer
00:59:55
Mar 24, 2019
Ep52 - The Maurin Murders
00:55:50
Mar 17, 2019
Ep51 - The Amana Hatchet Murders
01:16:49
Mar 10, 2019
Ep50 - The Mary Morris Murders
00:56:42
Mar 03, 2019
Ep49 - Mississippi Burning
01:05:34
Feb 24, 2019
Ep48 - The Delphi Murders
01:08:52
Feb 17, 2019
Ep47 - Maura Murray Part2
01:14:32
Feb 10, 2019
Ep46 - Maura Murray Part1
00:52:37
Feb 03, 2019
Ep45 - Jayme Closs
00:54:18
Jan 27, 2019
Ep44 - The Church Murders of Rev. Carol Daniels and Terri "Missy" Bevers
00:50:29
Jan 20, 2019
Ep43 - The Murders of Tommy Vickery and Teresa Cronic
00:47:43
Jan 13, 2019
Ep42 - Mikelle Biggs
00:49:55
Jan 06, 2019
Introducing Assassinations
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Nov 29, 2018
S4 Ep8 - Christy Mirack
01:01:42
Nov 18, 2018
S4 Ep7 - Holly Cassano, Michella Welch, and Jennifer Bastian
00:51:55
Nov 11, 2018
S4 EP 6 Joseph Newton Chandler, Buckskin Girl, and Lyle Stevik
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Nov 04, 2018
S4 EP5 - Robert Eugene Brashers
Oct 28, 2018
S1 - Introduction
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Jul 27, 2017