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.

ssk
 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?

Devin
 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 Tiede Family Murders
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The Tiede family spent quality family time each year at their cabin in Oakley, Utah. Rolf and Kay Tiede had two daughters, Linae and Tricia, and a son named Shaun. In December 1990, The Tiede family went to their cabin and were joined by Kaye's mother, Beth Potts, and a number of other family members.  Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the Tiede family murders. Their 1990 Christmas at the cabin was interrupted by two men intent on murder. 26-year-old Von Taylor and 23-year-old Edward Deli had both been recently paroled and were living in the same halfway house. They both decided to flee and eventually ended up in the Tiede's cabin, waiting for the family to come back. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2021
The Murder of Stephanie Crowe
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On January 21, 1998, 12-year-old Stephanie Crowe was found dead in her bedroom. She had been fatally stabbed multiple times while her family slept. Multiple people would eventually be charged with her murder, including members of Stephanie's own family. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the mysterious murder of Stephanie Crowe. Police initially suspected Stephanie's brother and some of his friends. The tactics used by investigators against these young boys were ruthless and caused them to say what they had to after hours of food and sleep deprivation. They should have been looking at a 28-year-old man named Richard Tuite who was in the Crowe neighborhood that night. Blood evidence would later send Tuite to trial for Stephanie's murder. But, could prosecutors make a case against Richard Tuite stick? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2021
The Murder of Kelsey Berreth
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The Thanksgiving holiday in 2018 should have been a joyous time for 29-year-old mother, Kelsey Berreth. She was engaged to be married and had a little girl with her fiance Patrick Frazee. But, Kelsey went missing and the police began to suspect that Patrick was somehow involved. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance and murder of Kelsey Berreth. The details that emerged were so salacious that some seem almost made up. Patrick had reunited with an old flamed named Krystal Kenney. She was a nurse from Idaho who had an on-and-off relationship with Patrick for years. Prior to that fateful Thanksgiving, Patrick had been telling anyone that would listen that Kelsey was unstable. But, it's the fact that he was able to manipulate Krystal into helping him with his murderous plans that shocked everyone. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2021
The Sumter County Does
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In August 1976, two bodies, one male and one female, were found off the side of the road east of Sumter, South Carolina. Neither of the bodies had any identification with them. Police determined that both individuals had been shot to death. They had very little evidence to use to solve the two most crucial questions in this case. Who were the two victims, and who was responsible for their murders? Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these two individuals who became known collectively as the Sumter County Does, and individually as Jock and Jane Doe. Police tried everything they could to identify the pair, including publishing dental charts in the hopes their dentists may recognize the information. It took more than 40 years before genetic genealogy determined the pair as James Freund and Pamela Buckley. But, would the police be able to find their killer or killers now that they knew their identities?  You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2021
The Mysterious Death of Blair Adams
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31-year-old Blair Adam's death in July of 1996 is as mysterious as a case can get. It has baffled investigators and fueled speculation by online sleuths for years. Much of this has to do with Blair's erratic behavior during the time before his death. He had mentioned to a number of people that he was afraid of something or someone. His movements from his home in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada to Knoxville, Tennessee, where his body was found, are perplexing. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the case of the mysterious death of Blair Adams. He tried several times, unsuccessfully, to cross the border into the U.S. He purchased an expensive ticket to Germany that he never used. Instead, he took his money and valuables and flew to Washington D.C. From there, he made his way to Knoxville, TN where his body was found by a construction crew. So many years later, the same nagging questions remain. Why did Blair Adams take the actions he did that led him to Knoxville? And, was he murdered by someone that had followed him or was he killed by someone he met in Knoxville? Or, was he a victim of some type of accident that led to his death? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2021
Samuel Little
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Samuel Little may very well be the most prolific serial killer in the history of the United States. His murder claims have reached triple digits, but, unlike a lot of serial killers, the FBI has been able to substantiate a large number of claims. He selected his victims carefully, preying on women who he believed didn't have many people in their lives who would come looking for them. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the infamous serial killer Samuel Little. He traveled all over the country and used a number of aliases while committing his murders. But, Little spent a lot of time incarcerated for various crimes. Unfortunately, the sentences were light and each time he was let out early to commit more crimes. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology  An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2021
Asha Degree
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On Valentine's day, Feb 14, 2000, 9-year-old Asha Degree vanished. The circumstances around her disappearance are extremely mysterious. It seemed as though this little girl walked away from her North Carolina home in the dark in the early morning hours, never to come home. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of Asha Degree. Police found no signs of forced entry at the home or any indications that she had been taken. Two different people came forward and said they saw her walking by herself in the early morning hours. Over the past 21 years, the police have found a few clues related to her disappearance. But they've never had enough to put the entire story together, and no arrests have ever been made. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2021
The Murder of Jessica Chambers
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On Dec. 6, 2014, in Courland, MS, a horrible murder occurred. First responders were called out to a scene that they thought was just a car fire. But, then they found 19-year-old Jessica Chambers who had severe burns on over 90% of her body. Emergency personnel tried to get information from Jessica on what happened to her but she could barely speak and she died later at the hospital. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the tragic murder of Jessica Chambers. Investigators struggled to piece together what happened to Jessica and who was involved. A lot of rumors swirled around Courtland and the surrounding towns. Police centered their attention on a man named Quinton Tellis, who was with Jessica that day. They have tried him twice, but, both juries failed to reach a verdict. Tellis has also been charged with the murder of Mandy Hsiao in Louisiana. That trial has yet to occur and it remains to be seen whether Mississippi will try him a third time. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2021
The DC Sniper
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In the fall of October 2002, a series of seemingly random shootings occurred in and around Washington, D.C. The country was still reeling from the events of September 11, 2001, and these shootings were terrifying. The authorities figured out the shootings extended to multiple states. They eventually identified the snipers as 41-year-old John Allen Muhammad and 17-year-old Lee Boyd Malvo. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the senseless and terrifying acts of Muhammad and Malvo. In a relatively short period of time, police believe the pair murdered at least 15 people and injured over a dozen more. But who were they? And, how did Muhammad get the younger Malvo to go along with his plan which revolved around a number of random shootings to hide his one true target? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2020
Jeffrey Dahmer
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Jeffrey Dahmer is one of the most notorious serial killers in United States history. He killed seventeen men between 1978 and 1991. The details of his murders that emerged after his 1991 arrest shocked the entire world. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the horrendous actions of Jeffrey Dahmer. The details of his murders caused newspapers to call him "The Milwaukee Cannibal" and "The Milwaukee Monster."  You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2020
The Moses Lake Bombings
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In August of 2008, two separate explosions occurred in the town of Moses Lake, Washington. Bill Walker and Javier Adame were killed when they plugged in ordinary items that each held inside a pipe bomb. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the case of the Moses Lake bombings. The explosions happened a day apart and police were baffled from the very beginning. They've never been able to establish a connection between Bill and Javier or figure out a motive for the bombings. Bill Walker's granddaughter Victoria Otto joined us to discuss her grandfather, and to give an insider's perspective on the case. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2020
Jennifer Kesse
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24-year-old Jennifer Kesse vanished without a trace from her Orlando, Florida condo in January 2006. Her case made national headlines and received extensive media coverage. Despite a massive search, Jennifer Kesse has never been found.   Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse. The investigation conducted by the Orlando police department has come under scrutiny. Jennifer's family does not feel that they have done everything they can do to find her. In fact, they hired their own private investigator who uncovered some startling information. One key piece of evidence is surveillance footage of a possible suspect, but the person's face cannot be clearly seen. What happened to Jennifer Kesse? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2020
The Seven Bridges Serial Killer
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Between 2003 and 2009, ten women disappeared from the Rocky Mount area. Nine of them were found murdered in wooded areas near Seven Bridges Road, just outside of town. One woman remains missing to this day. All of the female victims were black and had a history of drugs and prostitution. Because of this, many people have said that the police didn't investigate the murders as hard, and, the media didn't provide much coverage. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these murders that many people believe were committed by one person dubbed "The Seven Bridges Serial Killer." A man named Antwan Pittman was arrested, charged, and convicted of one murder. Is Pittman the Seven Bridges serial killer? To this point, the police have not found enough evidence to charge him with any of the other murders. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2020
Jonelle Matthews
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A few days before Christmas in 1984, 12-year-old Jonelle Renee Matthews disappeared from her home in Greeley, Colorado. For nearly 35 years, Jonelle's whereabouts remained a mystery. Then, in July 2019 construction workers found her remains, and very recently, an arrest was made in her case.  Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance and murder of Jonelle Matthews. It was a long and puzzling road for investigators. Year after year they were unable to figure out what happened to Jonelle. Then, her body was found, and not long after they developed a suspect and made an arrest.  You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2020
The Murder of Cheryll Spegal
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During the fall of 1971, 10-year-old Cheryll Spegal was brutally abducted, raped, and murdered in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Her killer has never been found. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the abduction and murder of Cheryll Spegal. Cheryll was a fifth-grader who was on her way to the school bus when she vanished. That day also happened to be her tenth birthday. Theories abound as to what happened to Cheryll and who was responsible for her death. Beth Rowland has investigated the case for years and she joins us to shed light on the case. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2020
The Legend of Lizzie Borden
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Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. That rhyme has been sung since the Borden axe murders occurred in 1892.  Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the axe murders that made Lizzie Borden a household name. You've heard the rhyme, now hear the details behind the murders. Lizzie Borden was arrested and tried for the murders of her father and step-mother. But, a jury did not feel as though the prosecution proved its case. Did they get it correct? You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2020
The Aurora Hammer Murders
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In January 1984, a series of brutal attacks and murders occurred in the Aurora, Colorado area. These caused city-wide panic and remained unsolved for over 30 years until 2018 when DNA linked an incarcerated man to the crimes. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this series of extremely horrific attacks and murders. Police noticed the similarities in the attacks and murders but had no idea who was behind them. It took advanced DNA testing and the use of genetic genealogy to lead the authorities to a man named Alex Christopher Ewing. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2020
The Fort Worth Trio
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1974 was a tragic year for the city of Fort Worth, Texas. We detailed the disappearance and murder of Carla Walker in our last episode. Later that year, three young females, Rachel Trlica, Renee Wilson, and Julie Moseley went missing after a shopping trip. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of these three girls that the media dubbed as "The Fort Worth Trio." There are a number of bizarre aspects to this case including a letter mailed to Tommy Trlica, Rachel's husband, that was purportedly from Rachel. The letter made it seem as though the three girls had left for a trip. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2020
The Murder of Carla Walker
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In February 1974, 17-year-old Carla Walker was abducted in front of her boyfriend from a bowling alley parking lot and found dead in a ditch four days later. Her brutal rape and murder shocked her Texas community, and cast a cloud of suspicion on her boyfriend. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the murder of Carla Walker. The case went unsolved for many years, but, in September 2020, police got a break. They arrested a suspect named Glen McCurley after DNA linked him to Carla's murder. Many questions remain including whether this man may be responsible for other similar murders in TX. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology  An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2020
The Boy In The Box
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In February 1957, a college student found a little boy's body inside a cardboard box in a field in Philadelphia. The find shocked and caused fear in residents. And, despite a very extensive and long investigation, the boy's identity and the circumstances surrounding his death remain unsolved.  Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this boy that is most commonly referred to as the boy in the box. We'll detail out the exhaustive investigation into the boy's death and identity. The condition of the boy suggested that his life was brutal and most likely abusive. A number of individuals were investigated, many of whom proved to be quite monstrous in their actions with their own children. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2020
Faith Hedgepeth
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In September 2012, 19-year-old college student Faith Hedgepeth was brutally murdered inside her friend's apartment in Durham, NC. A hateful note was left at the brutal scene, scrawled on a fast-food bag Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the brutal unsolved murder of Faith Hedgepeth. Faith's friend made a 911 call that has been dissected by many and some have called her demeanor unusual. There are many mysterious elements to this case, including a voicemail that may have recorded events leading up to Faith's death. A number of individuals have been looked at for the crime but the question of who killed Faith Hedgepeth remains unanswered. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology  An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2020
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?  You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2020
The List Family Murders
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John Emil List was what 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2020
Lindy Sue Biechler
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In 1975, 19-year-old Lindy Sue Biechler was starting 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 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 a 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 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 of 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 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. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 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.  You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 29, 2020
Ray Gricar and Jonathan Luna
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For the 100th episode of Criminology, we're tackling 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? You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 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 afterward. 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. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 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? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 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? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 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.   Audio used with the permission of The Columbian News https://www.columbian.com/. You can hear the full audio by the Columbian here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExedFjUXmIw&feature=youtu.be You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 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? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 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 series 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? You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 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 interest 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 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. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2019
Son of Sam Part3
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The .44-caliber killer, then later known as Son of Sam, David Berkowitz terrorized New York City in 1976 and 1977. He targeted individuals parked in cars on the street. The shootings appeared to police to be random which made it that much tougher for them to catch their target. He taunted the police with bizarre letters which fueled public panic even more as the press coverage heightened. Join Mike and Morf for the final part of their discussion on one of the most infamous killers in NYC history. Once caught, Berkowitz captivated the public when his reasons for the killings were revealed. He is a killer who has been studied exhaustively over the past 40+ years and his case brought about some important changes in the law regarding those that kill. In this episode, we dive into some of the theories that Berkowitz may not have acted alone. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2019
Son of Sam Part2
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The .44-caliber killer, then later known as Son of Sam, David Berkowitz terrorized New York City in 1976 and 1977. He targeted individuals parked in cars on the street. The shootings appeared to police to be random which made it that much tougher for them to catch their target. He taunted the police with bizarre letters which fueled public panic even more as the press coverage heightened. Join Mike and Morf for part 2 of their discussion on one of the most infamous killers in NYC history. Once caught, Berkowitz captivated the public when his reasons for the killings were revealed. He is a killer who has been studied exhaustively over the past 40+ years and his case brought about some important changes in the law regarding those that kill. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2019
Son of Sam Part1
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The .44-caliber killer, then later known as Son of Sam, David Berkowitz terrorized New York City in 1976 and 1977. He targeted individuals parked in cars on the street. The shootings appeared to police to be random which made it that much tougher for them to catch their target. He taunted the police with bizarre letters which fueled public panic even more as the press coverage heightened. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss one of the most infamous killers in NYC history. Once caught, Berkowitz captivated the public when his reasons for the killings were revealed. He is a killer who has been studied exhaustively over the past 40+ years and his case brought about some important changes in the law regarding those that kill. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2019
The Murders of David and Bobby Phillips
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Brothers David and Bobby Phillips were murdered near the Christmas holiday in 1992. Their parents came home to find them dead in the house. But many believe that their murders were a case of mistaken identity and were, in fact, related to the 1991 murder of husband and wife Coy and Tonya Wilkerson. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this twisted tale of two double murders. Police have theorized that whoever murdered the Phillips brothers was actually out to kill the parents of Tonya Wilkerson. There are many similarities in the two cases that make that theory plausible. You can support the podcast by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2019
Dorothy Jane Scott
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Dorothy Jane Scott was a single mother living in Orange County, CA who vanished in 1980. Her partial remains were found years later at a construction site. Dorothy worked in the back office of a psychedelic/head shop even though, being very religious, Dorothy didn't participate in those kinds of activities. She began receiving obscene phone calls before her disappearance and her mother received them afterward. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the life and disappearance of Dorothy Jane Scott. Theories abound in this case. Dorothy was a single mother struggling to raise her son. Who would have wanted to kill her? Was it someone that saw her at the shop? There are some eerie parallels in this case to The Golden State killer who we have covered extensively. It is known that he was in the area around the time of Dorothy's disappearance. Could Dorothy have been a victim of GSK? Or was it one of several other potential suspects that have come up over the years? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2019
Janette Roberson
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In 1983, 27-year-old Janette Roberson's murder rocked the small town of Reed City, Michigan. Janette was murdered in the afternoon while she was working in the basement pet department of a store called Gambles. This was an extremely savage murder. But, somehow, no employees or patrons of the store upstairs heard anything. A composite sketch of a man seen in the store around the time of the murder was produced and circulated. No one in the town could say who this man was. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the mystifying murder of Janette Roberson. Janette was a wife and mother who had a huge heart and a deep love for animals. How could someone end her life so callously? Was this someone who had become infatuated with Janette and became enraged when she rebuffed his advances? Police are still working on this unsolved case and using advances in DNA technology to try to identify Janette's killer. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2019
Shawn Baur and Scott Fosnaught
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Shawn Baur and Scott Fosnaught were great friends who were killed on a rural road in July 2002 after attending a party. Shawn and Scott were about ready to turn sixteen. This week marks the 17-year anniversary of their deaths and the mystery has not lessened during that time. Join Mike and Morf as they walk through this mysterious case that some have called a hit-and-run while others have deemed it much more sinister. The clues at the scene and the conditions of the bodies of both Shawn and Scott have fueled the controversy from the very start. But, it's the families that have suffered greatly over this time, not knowing exactly what happened to their children in the early morning hours of July 17, 2002. Scott's mother joined us for an interview for this episode so you'll get to hear her thoughts. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2019
The College Coed Mysteries
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In this episode of Criminology, we are discussing the murder of two college students and the mysterious disappearance of a third. Each case is separated by time and distance but they all have one thing in common; they center around a mystery involving a female college student. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these three baffling cases. What really happened to Sigrid Stevenson in New Jersey, Dana Bailey at Penn State in Pennsylvania, and Theresa Allore on her college campus near Quebec. You can help support the show at patreon.com/Criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2019
Molly Bish
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On June 27, 2000, Molly Bish disappeared from her lifeguard post at Comins Pond in Warren, Massachusetts. Molly's mother Magi dropped her off at work that day and was the last known person to see her alive. When people began showing up to swim that day, they found no lifeguard on duty. Molly's disappearance turned into one of the biggest and most expensive searches in the history of Massachusetts. Molly's body was ultimately found on June 9, 2003, almost 3 years after her disappearance, in a field only about 5 miles from her home. This is a case that has haunted and frustrated people for many years. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of Molly Bish. Molly's sister Heather agreed to come on for an extended interview with us and she provides some valuable insight into who her sister was and who might have been responsible for her death so many years ago. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2019
Jeffrey MacDonald Part 2
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In this episode, we are covering part 2 of the Jeffrey MacDonald murder case involving his wife and two daughters. The murders occurred in 1970 while Jeffrey and his family were stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. MacDonald has always maintained his innocence and has asserted that hippies broke in and murdered his family. Join Mike and Morf as they put the wrap on this infamous American murder case. It took prosecutors quite some time to finally convict Jeffrey MacDonald for the murders. Were they correct? What does some of the physical evidence say to his guilt or innocence?  You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2019
Jeffrey MacDonald Part 1
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We are discussing Jeffrey MacDonald and the MacDonald family murder case on this episode of Criminology. This is the first part of what will likely be 2 episodes on this infamous case. Jeffrey MacDonald was a doctor in the army stationed at Fort Bragg North Carolina with his wife and two young daughters. In the early morning hours of Feb 17, 1970, Jeffrey was wounded and his wife and two daughters were killed. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this murder case that gripped the nation. MacDonald has always alleged that some hippies broke in and murdered his family. But the suspicion quickly fell onto him and he was ultimately convicted of the murders. However, the road to his conviction took a number of years since the murders occurred while he was in the service. After he got out, it was tough at first for prosecutors to try him in civilian court. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2019
Q & A Episode
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We have a Q&A episode for this week while we are at CrimeCon. We've been wanting to do one for a while now and thought CrimeCon week would be perfect. We didn't want to leave our faithful listeners without something to listen to. Join Mike and Morf as they answer some very good questions. These range from case-specific to personal, from Jon Benet to stranded island-type questions. We talk about updates on GSK as well as the new issues cropping up around the use of forensic genealogy to solve some of these cold cases. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2019
Andy Atkinson and Cheryl Henry
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The 1990 murders of Andy Atkinson and Cheryl Henry in Houston, Texas were particularly brutal. Andy and Cheryl had only known each other briefly but the attraction between the two was immediate and powerful. Cheryl's car was found in a lover's lane type area with blood inside and music still playing. Both Cheryl and Andy were found the next day but the details of their murders are horrendous. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this baffling double murder. The details of the crime scene hold many possible clues to the identity of the killer or killers. Semen was found and a few other bizarre details. There was even a letter writer who claimed to have been the murderer. But after all these years, police still have not been able to pin down who murdered the couple. We are joined in this episode by Andy's father Garland who sheds some of his personal insight on the case. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2019
The Death of Ellen Greenberg
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In this episode, we are discussing the strange and frustrating death of Ellen Greenberg in Philadelphia, PA. In January 2011, this vibrant 27-year-old teacher and bride-to-be was found dead in her apartment with over 20 stab wounds and a knife lodged in her chest. Her cause of death has changed multiple times but for years now has been ruled a suicide. This is something that her parents are fighting to have changed. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the details of this strange death and cause of death ruling. We are lucky to be joined by some excellent guests for this episode including famed forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht who shares his thoughts on this case. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2019
The Reinert Family Murders
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In this episode of Criminology, we are discussing the Reinert family murders. Susan Reinert was a 36-year-old English teacher near Philadelphia, PA, and mother to an 11-year-old girl named Karen and a 10-year-old boy named Michael. Karen was found brutally murdered and stuffed into the trunk of a car in 1979. Her two children have never been found. This is a case with many different players and several twists and turns. It involves a fellow teacher named Bill Bradfield and a principal named Jay Smith. Both men would be arrested and convicted for the murders. But would the convictions stick? Join Mike and Morf as they break down this bizarre murder case. The details surrounding the players involved are astounding. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2019
Dale Williams
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Almost 20 years ago, just before Memorial Day weekend in 1999, Dale Williams went missing. Dale was a devoted father and husband who vanished from his hometown of Nucla, Colorado. Dale owned an auto body repair shop and apparently received a call to help a stranded motorist. He has not been seen since. An unlikely suspect emerged in Dale's case but only served to frustrate both the authorities and Dale's family. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the life and disappearance of Dale Williams. We talked with Dale's daughter Tonee for this episode and her interview provides some great insights into her dad and his mysterious disappearance. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2019
The Green River Killer pt2
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This our second and final part of the story of the Green River Killer. Gary Ridgway rocked the United States and the world when it was announced that he was the Green River Killer. He was initially arrested for a small number of murders, but after confessing to over 40 murders the news went global. But there was a lot of work that went into the identification and arrest of Ridgway. There were also a number of other suspects that leapfrogged him to the top of the list of the years. Join Mike and Morf as they finish up the story of Gary Ridgway/The Green River Killer. He is one of the most prolific serial killers in American history. Even good old Ted Bundy got into the act in trying to help police nab this killer. And who better to help find a sadistic killer than another sadistic killer who thinks the same way. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2019
The Green River Killer Pt1
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For many years, beginning in the early 1980s, Washington state had a serial killer on its hands. Sex workers went missing at an alarming rate, most of them were picked up around Pacific Highway South and found later, dumped, in the Green River. This is how the serial killer got his moniker as the Green River Killer. It would be many years later that authorities figured out it was Gary Ridgway. Join Mike and Morf in part 1 of the story of the Green River Killer / Gary Ridgway. We explore his upbringing, his marriages, his first murder, and many more. Ridgway was one of the most prolific serial killers in American history. It will take a couple of episodes to unravel all of his murders. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2019
The Golden State Killer 1 Year Later
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It's hard to believe but it has been a year since the arrest of Joseph J. DeAngelo as the suspected EAR/GSK. It occurred during our long second season of Criminology when we took a deep dive into this case. In this episode, we talk about what has happened in the past year. But, we do so with the help of our friends, some of the people that made Season 2 so great through their interviews. You'll hear from Paul Holes and so many others, including several of the sister-survivors that have been so incredibly brave in telling their stories. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2019
Mark David Chapman
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John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr of the Beatles took the world by storm. They became one of the most popular and influential bands of all time. Nothing in Mark David Chapman's life seemed to work out as he wanted it to. He listened to the Beatles all the time. But Chapman's life was spiraling out of control in the late 1980s. He was obsessed with John Lennon of the Beatles and felt that killing Lennon would make him famous. Chapman displayed many signs of mental illness in the months leading up to the murder. In this episode of Criminology, we discuss the Beatles, the life of John Lennon, the life of Mark Chapman, and the murder that shocked and saddened the world. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2019
The Fish Head Beach Murders
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In 2004, Jason Allen and Lindsay Cutshall were a free-spirited couple who had their whole lives ahead of them. They had so much in common. They came from very religious families and their religion played a huge part in their lives. They had both graduated from a bible college which is where they met. They loved life and were extremely adventurous, choosing to hike, camp, and go white water rafting. Jason and Lindsay were set to marry but they were murdered before it took place. They were on one of their adventures up the coast of California when their bodies were found near Jennifer, Ca on a stretch known as fish head beach. There were suspects but their murders remained a mystery until 2017 when police held a press conference to announce they had arrested a suspect in the murders. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2019
The Pocatello Babysitter Murders
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Between 1978 and 1983, four teenage girls disappeared from Pocatello, Idaho. All four were later found deceased. There were similarities between the victims aside from their ages and gender. They all attended the same school. All went missing during the summer months, and three of the girls were either babysitting or due to babysitting at the time they disappeared. Was this the work of a serial killer or random acts of violence? Join Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford as they discuss the murders of Tina Anderson, Patricia Campbell, Linda Smith, and Cindy Bringhurst. There have been a number of other murders around the Pocatello area, some that have received much attention, and those are discussed as well. You can help support the podcast by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2019
The Cruel Writer
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Three girls disappeared, each in a different year, in different states, and under different circumstances. Deborah Ann Quimby vanished in 1977, Colleen Orsborn in 1984, and Alicia Markovich in 1987. There was nothing to connect the disappearances of the 3 girls. That was until an apparent connection was seen in an anonymous letter writer. In each case, someone had written at least one letter related to the disappearance of the girls. Some of the letters were sent to family members and some were sent to the police. But it appeared as though all of the letters were written by the same person. Some of the letters contained very graphic descriptions of what happened to the girls. This case remains a mystery but the details need to be heard. There is someone out there that may know what happened to these 3 girls. Was the anonymous letter responsible for their disappearances or was this someone playing a sick game to torment the family and police? You can support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2019
The Maurin Murders
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In 1985, 81-year-old Ed Maurin and his wife 83-year-old Minnie Maurin were shot to death in Washington State. Their murders shocked and saddened the small community where they lived. Residents were asking themselves who would want to kill this friendly and well-liked couple. The police began to investigate the murders but couldn't put anything concrete together. For almost 27 years, the murders of the Maurins went unsolved. But, in 2012, police got the break they needed to finally solve this haunting and baffling case. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2019
The Amana Hatchet Murders
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In 1980, Roger Atkison and Rose Burkert were brutally murdered inside an Amana Holiday Inn room in Williamsburg, Iowa. As the details emerged, police realized that Roger and Rose were hundreds of miles from their homes. Not only that but Roger was married and the meeting between Roger and Rose was a romantic tryst. This was a bizarre and baffling case from the very start and remains the same to this day. Police originally thought, based on the hotel room crime scene, that this was a crime of passion. But who knew that Roger and Rose were going to be at that hotel during that time? Were they killed by someone they knew or was this the work of a random killer? Episode correction: The phone# for Iowa County, IA Sheriff's department for anyone with tips or information about this case is (319)642-7307 You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2019
The Mary Morris Murders
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On this 50th episode of Criminology, we are talking about the Mary Morris murders. Two women, both named Mary Morris, were murdered in Houston, TX in 2000 just a few days apart. Their killers have never been caught. But this case has fueled speculation among the online sleuth community. Was this the act of a hitman who killed the wrong woman and then corrected his mistake days later? Or was this a coincidence and the perpetrators were closer to home? It is a bizarre and perplexing case for sure. But at the heart of it lies two generous, loving, and well-liked women who tragically lost their lives. In this episode, we hear from the daughter of one of these amazing women and she sheds some amazing insight into the case. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2019
Mississippi Burning
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n the summer of 1964, three civil rights workers went missing in Mississippi. They were in the state working to help African Americans get registered to vote. Their station wagon was found burned and then their bodies were found after a 44-day search. The murders sparked a national outcry for justice and led to the first successful federal prosecution in a Mississippi civil rights case. There was a tremendous amount of media coverage on this case. The individuals responsible included members of the KKK as well as local law enforcement. But it wouldn't be easy to get convictions on all involved, and the fight for justice would take many years. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2019
The Delphi Murders
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13-year-old Abby Williams and 14-year-old Libby German went missing on February 13, 2017. The two friends were out hiking and their families became worried when they didn't show to be picked up. After an extensive search, their bodies were found the very next day. Police recovered evidence from Libby's cell phone and released an image and small snippet of audio that they believe to be the suspect. But so far, this person has not been identified and the case remains unsolved. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2019
Maura Murray Part2
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In our part 2 episode on the disappearance of Maura Murray, we talk with Tim and Lance from The Missing Maura Murray podcast. They give us additional insight into the case using the information they have learned over their years of covering this case. There is also breaking news in the case that just came out this week that we'll talk about as well. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2019
Maura Murray Part1
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Maura Murray was a 21-year-old nursing student at the University of Massachusetts. On February 9th, 2004, she crashed her car on a secluded road in New Hampshire and has not been seen or heard from since. The events surrounding the night of her disappearance and the things that transpired in the days leading up to it have caused much speculation and a lot of rumors over the years. Was Maura Murray's life troubled to the point that she decided to end it? Did she run away to start her life over or did she meet with foul play that night on route 112 in New Hampshire? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2019
Jayme Closs
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On October 15, 2018, in Barron Wisconsin, the unthinkable happened. An armed intruder entered the home of James and Denise Closs. He murdered James and Denise and kidnapped their daughter, 13-year-old Jayme. The story made headlines around the world. Police led an all-out search for Jayme and the person that abducted her and killed her parents. But, they came up empty. On January 10, 2019, Jayme escaped from her captor, a man she identified as 21-year-old Jake Patterson. Police caught Patterson quickly and he told them the details of what happened in the proceeding three months, beginning with the murder of James and Denise. He also told them his motivations and how he became infatuated with Jayme Closs. The details will both shock and scare you. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2019
The Church Murders of Rev. Carol Daniels and Terri "Missy" Bevers
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In this episode, we're discussing the murders of Reverend Carol Daniels and Terri "Missy" Bevers. Daniels was brutally murdered inside the church where she preached each Sunday. Terri "Missy" Bevers, a fitness instructor, was murdered inside a church where she gave early morning fitness lessons. Both murderers were likely caught on tape. In the Bevers murder, the video surveillance shows someone dressed in black, in police SWAT-type clothing. These are two senseless murders that have yet to be solved. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2019
The Murders of Tommy Vickery and Teresa Cronic
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In May of 1983, Tommy Vickery and Teresa Lynn Cronic were found shot to death in Tommy's McDonough, GA home. This was a small town back then with a population of around 3,000 people. Tommy Vickery got involved in the drug trade and consorted with unsavory people. The murders baffled police. There are so many questions surrounding this case. Why were Tommy and Teresa together? Who would have wanted them dead and was it connected to Tommy's involvement with the drug trade and a cartel out of Miami, Florida? How did the area's history of police corruption connected to the drug trade factor? You can help support the podcast at patreon.com/criminology https://www.facebook.com/LovingMemoryTeresaLCronic/ An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2019
Mikelle Biggs
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In this first episode of 2019, we're discussing the disappearance of 11-year-old Mikelle Biggs. Mikelle disappeared near her home in Mesa, Arizona 20 years ago. Mikelle's sister Kimber was outside with her that day that she vanished. We'll hear from Kimber in this episode about Mikelle's disappearance and how it affected their entire family. This is a story of bad things that can happen in the blink of an eye. When Kimber found her sister Mikelle's bike the wheels were still spinning. The whole city of Mesa jumped in to help look for Mikelle but she couldn't be found. Her parents are convinced that they know who took her and it was someone that, they feel, police should have looked at more closely from the beginning. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2019
Christy Mirack
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In this final episode of season 4, we discuss the 1992 murder of 25-year-old school teacher Christy Mirack in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We also examine the investigation and the genetic genealogy that, years later, would help identify her killer. We wrap up the episode by talking about a few other cases that were solved in 2018 using this incredible new technology. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2018
Holly Cassano, Michella Welch, and Jennifer Bastian
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In this episode, we are profiling more cases solved in 2018 through the use of DNA and genetic genealogy. We discuss the 2009 murder of 22-year-old Holly Cassano in Mahomet, IL. We also discuss two cases somewhat connected in Tacoma Washington. 12-year-old Michella Welch was murdered in March of 1986. 5 months later, 13-year-old Jennifer Bastian was murdered. The murders of Holly Cassano and Michella Welch were solved this year using DNA and genetic genealogy. Jennifer's murder was solved in 2016 but wanted to profile her case because of the strange connection between her murder and that of Michella. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2018
Joseph Newton Chandler, Buckskin Girl, and Lyle Stevik
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In this episode of Criminology, we discuss 3 different cases where identities were matched after many years using genetic genealogy. The cases of Joseph Newton Chandler, Lyle Stevik, and Buckskin girl prove that DNA and genetic genealogy are being used to identify more than just killers. All 3 of these matches occurred in 2018. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2018
Robert Eugene Brashers
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Robert Eugene Brashers began murdering in 1985 as he drifted from state to state. Police had his DNA but he never made their radar since he wasn't in any database. His murderous ways ended in 1999 when he died in a stand-off with police. But it wasn't until 2018 that Brashers was tied to his murders through the use of Genetic Genealogy. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2018
April Marie Tinsley
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In 1988, 8-year-old April Marie Tinsley was abducted and murdered in her hometown of Fort Wayne Indiana. The senseless murder rocked the entire town of Fort Wayne. Investigators struggled to find April's killer even though he left DNA behind. Her killer would terrorize the town through the years through his writings, some of which he put in the bicycle baskets of little girls. It would be 30 years before investigators, using a combination of DNA and genetic genealogy, would identify the man they believed murdered April. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2018
The Murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg
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In 1987, 20-year-old Jay Cook and 18-year-old Tanya Van Cuylenborg were murdered on a trip from Victoria British Columbia to Seattle Washington. Police investigated the case for years but could not solve it. They had DNA evidence but no suspect to match it up to. It wasn't until 2018, with the help of forensic genealogy, that they were able to find out who left that DNA over 30 years ago. You can help support the show by going to patreo.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2018
Genealogy Meets Science
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We continue to explore the new DNA and forensic genealogy technics that are being used to solve cold cases. We're laying the groundwork, giving you all of the information you need ahead of the cases we'll be covering this season. In this episode, we talk to Colleen Fitzpatrick who has an extensive resume in using DNA and forensic genealogy to help give police names to aid in their investigation. We also talk to Steve Armentrout, the CEO of Parabon Nanolabs, whose company has been instrumental in many of the recent cases that have been solved using DNA and forensic genealogy. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2018
A New Era In Crime Fighting
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Forensic genealogy has ushered in a new era in crime-fighting. Season 4 of Criminology is all about cases solved in 2018 using forensic genealogy techniques and databases to match old DNA to suspects. GedMatch and Parabon are names that have been in the news lately as they have been used to solved cold cases. We will be covering these cases in depth over the course of Season 4. In this first episode, we lay the groundwork by diving into how law enforcement is using this public information to zero in on suspects to solve cold cases. We have a great conversation with Paul Holes about his work with a forensic genealogy that lead to the capture of Joseph DeAngelo in the infamous Golden State Killer case. We also talk with Curtis Rogers the founder of GedMatch which was instrumental in zeroing in on DeAngelo and a number of other cold case suspects. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2018
Charles Horvath
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Charles Horvath went missing in 1989 while backpacking across Canada. His mother, Denise Horvath-Allan, has been searching for him for 29 years. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2018
The San Francisco Witch Killers
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We're discussing the case known as the San Francisco Witch Killers. It’s an interesting case in which mental illness, drugs, and the twisted beliefs of Jim Carson and Susan Barnes converge and leave a trail of murder victims along the way. In addition to the details of the case, in this episode, you will hear from the daughter of one of them and she tells us what it was like having to grow up with all of this in her life, and what it was like knowing her own father was a serial killer. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2018
Ted Bundy Part 4
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In this fourth and last episode of our Ted Bundy series, we close it out by talking with some Bundy experts and authors. They are able to provide some amazing insight into the infamous serial killer. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2018
Ted Bundy Part 3
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Ted Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. In this third episode, we discuss Bundy's murders in Florida including those he committed at the Chi Omega sorority house. We dive into his capture and eventual execution. Bundy gave a number of interviews before he was executed and these allow us to analyze him, or do they? Who was the true Ted Bundy behind the mask, showing people what they wanted to see, and telling them what they wanted to hear? You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2018
Ted Bundy Part 2
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Ted Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. In this second episode, we dive further into the murders committed by Bundy and the methods he used to lure his victims. We also discuss his life in politics. As the number of murders and sexual assaults he committed rose, victims came forward with his description. Once that was put out into the public, people who knew Ted Bundy started to come forward to police that he looked very much like the composite sketch. It's just a matter of time before the law catches up to him. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2018
Ted Bundy Part 1
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Theodore Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. He is responsible for murdering more than 30 women and girls in the 1970s. Bundy was charming and handsome, and he used these attributes to his advantage in luring his victims. In this first episode on Ted Bundy, we focus primarily on his childhood and talk about some of the early warning signs that he exhibited. We'll discuss his love life, his relationship with Ann Rule, and his first murder. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2018
The Golden State Killer
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In this final episode of season 2, we take a look at the background and timeline of the arrested suspect Joseph J. DeAngelo. We have multiple interviews with people who interacted with DeAngelo, one man who worked with him for many years. He sheds insight on the man that he knew and tells stories of DeAngelo through the years. We have a fascinating interview with the Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert. And we unveil the long-awaited post-arrest follow-up interview with Paul Holes.   You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2018
The Original Night Stalker
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In this episode, we are focusing on the last two murders committed in the EAR/ONS/GSK series. We are joined by family members who provide insight into the victims, the details of the crimes, and the aftermath. The connections between the East Area Rapist crimes and those committed by the Original Night Stalker are finally made. And we talk with detectives Larry Crompton and Paul Holes who provide valuable information. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2018
The Orange County Killer
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We start off this episode by giving an update on the 2nd court appearance of the suspect Joseph J DeAngelo. Then we continue with the murders committed by the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer. He strikes next in Orange County murdering a young couple named Keith and Patrice Harrington. We go into their backgrounds and the details of this horrific murder. Then, staying in Orange County, the EAR/ONS/GSK murders a 28-year-old woman named Manuela Witthuhn. The authorities in Southern California discovered that they have a serial killer on their hands. This killer would be dubbed the Night Stalker. This is the original Night Stalker, committing his murders before Richard Ramirez. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2018
The Diamond Knot Killer
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A double murder occurs in an affluent neighborhood of Ventura California. The press would dub the suspect "The Diamond Knot Killer" because of the intricate knots he used to bind his victims. It wouldn't be until years later that police would figure out that the Diamond Knot Killer was yet just another nickname for EAR/ONS/GSK. We speak to one of the victim's daughters who provides details and insight into the tragic murders.  You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology  An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2018
The Creek Killer
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The East Area Rapist moves to Southern California and becomes known as The Original Night Stalker and later The Golden State Killer. We start to talk about the murders that this individual committed in Southern California. But at the same time, we have new information coming in about the suspect Joseph DeAngelo. So we have to talk about that as well. This season was originally set to be a total of 12 episodes. But with the recent events of the arrest of DeAngelo, we are making plans to continue our coverage of this case. We will continue to finish out the events that took place so many years ago. But in addition to that, we have to make plans to look at this case using the information that comes about DeAngelo's movements and whereabouts back during the time the crimes were committed. So stay tuned!  You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2018
The East Area Rapist Vanishes
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The arrest of a suspect, in this case, has grabbed the world's attention like nothing we've seen recently in the world of true crime. And like all of you, we'll be glued to the events as they unfold. But, we still have a ways to go in our coverage of the crimes. In episode 10, we see the EAR attack back in the area of Rancho Cordova. We discuss the only attack in the series that took place in Fremont, which is in Alameda County. Then the EAR returns to Contra Costa County, but this time it is in the town of Walnut Creek. We finish up the attacks committed by the East Area Rapist in Northern California. We're preparing to dive into his move into Southern California and the radical change in the crimes that he commits there.   You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2018
Bonus Episode - Suspect Arrested
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A suspect has been arrested in the EAR/GSK case. We wanted to put out a bonus episode to talk about this unbelievable break in the case. We will cover this in more depth as additional details continue to come out.   You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2018
The Homework
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In this 9th episode of Season 2, we delve into more crimes committed by the EAR/GSK. We hear from a victim that has chosen for the first time to publicly come forward to talk about her ordeal. We hear more from some of the detectives that worked the case back then as well as those working it now. And we talk in-depth about "The Homework", papers found near one of the crime scenes that many felt may have been dropped by EAR.  You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2018
EAR Targets Modesto and Davis
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Episode 8 brings with it more attacks by the East Area Rapist. He had terrorized Sacramento County. He had struck in Stockton. Many residents outside of this area were not as fearful, thinking it would not happen in their town. But when EAR attacks in both Modesto and Davis, the area of fear will widen dramatically. Is anyone safe from this madman? We preview an exclusive interview with an EAR victim that has never spoken publicly before. That interview is coming in episode 9.   You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2018
The Air Force Couple
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In episode 7, we dive into some additional communication that may be from the East Area Rapist. There is a call we'll play that was made to the Sacramento PD. What may be the first written communication by EAR is sent to multiple outlets. And he continues to call and terrorize his victims. A good lead on this suspect comes into police and they set up a sting operation to nab him. We'll hear from one of the original detectives on how it played out. We also discuss the murders of Brian and Katie Maggiore which may very well be the work of the EAR. We talk with Katie's brother, detectives who worked the case then and now, as well as a witness to the events that took place 41 years ago. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2018
EAR's Youngest Victim Speaks Out
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The EAR is still on the loose and terrorizing Sacramento County. But he will move out of his home area and strike fear in Stockton, California. In this episode, we talk to a number of people associated with the case. We speak with Detective Sgt. Ken Clark of the Sacramento County Sheriff's dept as well as Contra County investigator Paul Holes who is currently working on the EAR case. But in a very special interview, we get to hear from Margaret Wardlow who was the 27th and youngest victim of the East Area Rapist. Margaret tells us about the attack she suffered at the hands of EAR when she was only 13 years old. Her strength, resolve, and fight are amazing. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology    An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2018
Roots in Visalia?
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The East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer has been terrorizing the citizens of Sacramento county. We talk about additional attacks to start this episode. There were a number of sightings of strange people in different neighborhoods, some posing as meter readers, some posing as census takers. Neighbors and victims continue to receive haunting phone calls. We talk to a man who, in 1977, saw the East Area Rapist in his yard and actually came close to catching him. He takes us back to those events that occurred 40+ years ago. And then we finish talking about the Visalia Ransacker. This criminal, who operated in the mid-1970s, terrorized the town of Visalia. And then all of a sudden he vanished. Or, as some have theorized, did he move 200 miles to Sacramento County and begin operating there as EAR?  If you want to help support the show you can do so at patreon.com/criminology  An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2018
Tracking the MO of a Predator
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The East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer continues to terrorize Sacramento county. As the attacks begin to mount it becomes evident that the specifics of each, as well as the descriptions of the attacker are similar. But the attacker does begin to add new elements as he becomes more and more brazen in his attacks. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2018
A Monster Terrorizes
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The story of the East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer continues in this episode 3 of Season 2 of Criminology. The unidentified rapist continues to terrorize women all over Sacramento county. His tactics are brazen and oftentimes bizarre.  Join Mike and Morf as we discuss the chronology of this monster, his crimes, the victims, and the effects on the community. We'll hear from some of the investigators who handled the original case as well as the victims. We will also take a look at some of the news articles from that time period and how the community reacted to these horrible crimes. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology  An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2018
A Victim Speaks Out
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In this second episode of season 2 of Criminology, you are going to hear from various people associated with this case. Jane Carson Sandler was the 5th victim of the monster and she joins us to talk about her experience and how her life was changed. You'll hear from Carol Daly and Richard Shelby who were some of the original detectives on this case. Their insight into how the investigation was conducted and the effect on the community is very impactful. And of course, we have to continue to go in-depth on the crimes committed by the East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer/ Original Night Stalker. As you will hear, his crimes become increasingly vicious and he displays some extremely odd behavior. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology   An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2018
The Epicenter of Fear
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Criminology is back for Season 2! This season we will be doing an in-depth look at one of America's most infamous unsolved cases. This predator goes by many names: The East Area Rapist, The Golden State Killer, and the Original Night Stalker. This person is suspected of more than 100 home break-ins and burglaries, at least 50 rapes, and a dozen or more murders. We'll be covering the crimes, the victims, and the clues using case documents and firsthand accounts. We talk with the investigators who worked this case back when it started and those who are working on it today. We speak to victims who survived this monster and to the family members of victims that lost their lives. Join Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford for episode 1 of Season 2 of Criminology to hear how this tragic tale began. Then buckle in because it is going to take a full season to detail the horrific crimes committed by this prolific serial rapist and murderer. Make sure you subscribe on Itunes or your favorite podcast app so you don't miss a single episode. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology       An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2018
Zodiac Finale
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This is the final episode of season 1 of Criminology and the end of the Zodiac series. We have a couple of great interviews in this episode. We discuss the effect of Zodiac on pop culture, the books, and the movies that have been made over the years. Gibby from True Crime All The Time makes a guest appearance to discuss some of the Zodiac movies and lend his encyclopedic knowledge. This is the final episode of season 1 but we'll be back soon with a new season of Criminology. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss the new episodes!    You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2017
Zodiac Ciphers Conversation
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In this episode, we take a deeper dive into Zodiac's Cipher communications. Dave Oranchak joins us to provide greater insight into the ciphers. Why was the 408 cipher solved while subsequent ciphers were not? What were the differences between them all that make some harder to solve than others?  Join Ferg and Morf as they tap into the wealth of knowledge that Dave brings to the subject. We also talk to Dr. Katherine Ramsland who sheds light on what it may have meant to Zodiac to write these as well as the connection to BTK.   You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2017
Zodiac Suspects Part2
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We continue the discussion on Zodiac suspects in this part 2 episode of the Zodiac suspects. This part 2 focuses on some of the lesser-known suspects, some of which have developed in recent years. We also discuss some of the various suspects that have resulted in family members stating that they believe that their father, sibling, etc. was the Zodiac. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast to ensure you get all future episodes. Please rate/review the podcast on Itunes.    You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2017
Zodiac Suspects
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The Zodiac known and potential crimes have been wrapped up in previous episodes. We've also covered the known and potential communication to the police and press. Now it is time to talk about the potential Zodiac suspects. In this part 1 of 2 episodes devoted to potential suspects, we touch on the most well-known of the Zodiac suspects. Those that developed early on in the hunt for the infamous killer. These are the ones that have been prominently featured in books and movies. Join Mike and Morf as we dig deep into these guys, the pros and cons as to why they may or may not be the Zodiac. In next week's part 2 episode on suspects, we'll focus on the lesser-known but equally fascinating suspects that have developed over the years.     You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2017
A Killer's Epilogue
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In this episode, we continue to explore both confirmed and unconfirmed Zodiac activity. This includes possible early murders as well as additional correspondence.  Join Mike and Morf as they continue the discussion on the infamous Zodiac. Upcoming planned episodes will focus on suspects as well as Zodiac's influence on pop culture. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss any future episodes and rate/review on Itunes or your favorite Android app. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2017
Looking In Lake Tahoe
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In this episode, we explore the aftermath of the discovery of Zodiac's Riverside connection being exposed. There are a number of incidents that could be related to the Zodiac and we discuss those in detail. Zodiac would even resume his correspondence and take credit for a murder in Lake Tahoe. Donna Lass went missing from the Lake Tahoe area and Zodiac would revel in corresponding about the disappearance. Paul Avery would also receive new communications from Zodiac. One, in particular, is in response to an article written about a movie of all things. So join Mike and Morf as they continue their discussion on the infamous Zodiac case.    You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2017
Zodiac's Riverside Roots Examined
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In this episode, we continue the examination into Zodiac's connection with the murder of Cheri Jo Bates in Riverside, CA. We dissect the letter that was mailed to both the police and the paper about a month after Cheri's death. Then we discuss a poem that was found on a desk at the Riverside Community College where Cheri attended. Was this poem an early work of the Zodiac and if so what clues does it present as to who the Zodiac could be? As time goes by the papers put out articles on the anniversaries of Cheri's murder talking about the state of the case and the investigation. These spark communication from someone claiming to be the murderer. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology Follow us on social media on Facebook or Twitter by searching criminology podcast.     An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2017
The Riverside Connection
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In this episode, we talk about the tip which leads Paul Avery down the path of investigating a murder in Riverside which could be connected to the Zodiac. If it is, it's very possible that this could be his first murder. In 1966 a college freshman named Cheri Jo Bates was murdered. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the facts surrounding this murder and the mysterious letter that is sent after it occurs. Is this the earliest known work of the Zodiac?    You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2017
A Killer Takes Credit
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In March of 1970, a woman traveling through California with her 10-month old daughter would have a frightening experience. A man would trick her into thinking something was wrong with her car on the highway. The woman and her baby would be lucky to escape with their lives. But later she would say that the man she saw that night was the Zodiac. In this episode, we dive into the details of this harrowing experience as well as a number of Zodiac communications that come out. Was it really Zodiac who had terrified this woman on the highway? He would later take credit for it as well as a host of other crimes. But all of these crimes were in the news well ahead of his communications. So the question that comes up is whether or not Zodiac is really committing murders or whether he is merely taking credit for those happening around him. Join Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford as they continue to explore the fascinating details of the Zodiac case.     You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2017
A Killer Changes His MO
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In this episode, we pick up the investigation of the Lake Berryessa attack that we covered in episode 2. There are some very good clues found at the crime scene. A murder of a cab driver in San Francisco appears to be random, most likely committed during a robbery. But very quickly the Zodiac resumes his communication with the press. He has a need to take credit for his work and to poke fun at the police. Police will see just how close they were to catching this killer.  We're joined in the episode by Dr. Katherine Ramsland who weighs in with her thoughts on Zodiac. Expect to hear more from Dr. Ramsland and other experts in their field as this season of Criminology unfolds. The hunt for the Zodiac is just beginning. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology Follow us on Twitter @criminologypod You can find us on Facebook by searching Criminology Podcast      An Emash Digital Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2017
A Killer Deciphered
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An unknown killer has attacked two couples in lover's lane situations. 3 of the 4 victims involved died. The 1 surviving victim gave limited details. The killer had initial communications to police taking credit for both attacks. In this episode, we focus on additional communications made by the killer. This time the communication goes to various newspapers and includes ciphers that the killer says will reveal his true identity. A third attack on a couple occurs but the location and the MO are somewhat different this time. However, the killer does leave a clue at the scene to let investigators know there is a serial killer on the loose. And soon the killer will give police the name that he wants to be called. Join Mike Ferguson and Mike "Morf" Morford as they walk through the evolution of this infamous serial killer. Dive into the ciphers in detail as well as the 3rd attack. Upcoming episodes will include some great insight from experts. You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology Social Media information: Facebook - Criminology Podcast Twitter - @criminologypod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2017
A Killer Strikes
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Just before Christmas in 1968, a killer targeted a couple out on their first date sitting in a lover's lane. The senseless murder would shock the quiet town of Vallejo, California, and the surrounding areas. What the police and public could not foresee is that these murders would be just the beginning of the infamous saga of a killer that would later become known the world over as the Zodiac. Join Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford as they take deep dive into one of the most fascinating unsolved cases in true crime history. In this premiere episode, we cover the first two attacks. And over the rest of the season, we're going to cover every facet of the case. Subscribe on iTunes or your favorite android app to make sure you don't miss a single episode!      You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital ProductionSupport the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2017
S1 - Introduction
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Introduction episode for a new true crime podcast called Criminology. Criminology delivers every detail of an infamous true crime case told over the span of 8-10 episodes. Mike Ferguson and Mike Moreford are the hosts of Criminology and will be bringing you all of the details season by season. Season one delivers the infamous case of the Zodiac who terrorized the Bay area of California and remains to this day one of the most famous unsolved cases in history. Subscribe to the podcast to ensure that you don't miss a single episode!Support the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2017