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 Mar 15, 2019

william mueller
 Mar 2, 2019
great true crime podcast !!!

 Jan 3, 2019
Really good listening, great variety of content and I really enjoy both of your personalities.

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 Nov 12, 2018

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 Sep 8, 2018
Finishing season 1 I just love this show ❤️


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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Ep52 - The Maurin Murders

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.

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Mar 17, 2019
Ep51 - The Amana Hatchet Murders

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

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Mar 10, 2019
Ep50 - The Mary Morris Murders

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.

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Mar 03, 2019
Ep49 - Mississippi Burning

In 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.

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Feb 24, 2019
Ep48 - The Delphi Murders

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.

Feb 17, 2019
Ep47 - Maura Murray Part2

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.

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Feb 10, 2019
Ep46 - Maura Murray Part1

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?

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Feb 03, 2019
Ep45 - Jayme Closs

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.

Jan 27, 2019
Ep44 - The Church Murders of Rev. Carol Daniels and Terri "Missy" Bevers

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 all in black, in police SWAT type clothing.

These are two senseless murders that have yet to be solved.

Jan 20, 2019
Ep43 - The Murders of Tommy Vickery and Teresa Cronic

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 in?

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Jan 13, 2019
Ep42 - Mikelle Biggs

On 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 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.

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Jan 06, 2019
Introducing Assassinations
In this commercial-free episode, catch a special preview of the new podcast, Assassinations from the Parcast Network. Included is part 1 of the JFK assassination.  Subscribe to Assassinations here  Find the Parcast Network here Support the show.
Nov 29, 2018
S4 Ep8 - Christy Mirack
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 the show.
Nov 18, 2018
S4 Ep7 - Holly Cassano, Michella Welch, and Jennifer Bastian
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 murder 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 the show.
Nov 11, 2018
S4 EP 6 Joseph Newton Chandler, Buckskin Girl, and Lyle Stevik
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 the show.
Nov 04, 2018
S4 EP5 - Robert Eugene Brashers
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 wouldn't be until 2018 that Brashers would be tied to his murders through the use of Genetic Genealogy.Support the show.
Oct 28, 2018
S4 Ep4 - April Marie Tinsley
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 the show.
Oct 21, 2018
S4 Ep3 - The Murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg
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 Support our sponsors: Madison Reed at Winc at the show.
Oct 14, 2018
S4 Ep2 - Genealogy Meets Science
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 the show.
Oct 07, 2018
S4 Ep1 - A new era in crime fighting
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 ground work 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 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 and a number of other cold case suspects.   You can help support the show by going to   Please support our sponsors:   Madison Reed - Go to and use the promo code criminology to get 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit   Winc - Go to to get your first 4 bottles of wine for only $40   Bombas - Got to and use the promo code criminology to get %20 off your first orderSupport the show.
Sep 30, 2018
S1 - Introduction
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.
Jul 27, 2017