Bizarre Crimes Child Victims

Episode 221: Listener Suggestions: Paulette Gebara Farah

The mysterious disappearance of a 4-year-old from her own bedroom takes a bizarre twist and rumors and conspiracy theories soon follow. This case would come to be known as “The JonBenet Ramsey Case of Mexico.” Resources: “Resignation in Mexican...

Bizarre Crimes Hauntings/Horror

Episode 220: Creepy AF Halloween Tales

On this special Halloween episode, I’ll share creepy tales of corpses that were mistaken for Halloween displays. I’ll also share the bizarre tale of a failed outlaw who became a successful carnival oddity…after his death. Resources: “Was a...

Bizarre Crimes Missing Persons Murder

Episode 213: Getting Away With Murder: Robert Durst

The wealthy son of a New York real estate family leaves town to avoid investigation in the decades-old disappearance of his wife. A year later, he will be the number one suspect in the murder of an elderly man in Texas. This is the first chapter in...

Bizarre Crimes Child Abuse/Domestic Violence Killer Spouses Missing Persons

Episode 198: Chopped: David Viens

In this series we'll take a look at the restaurant industry to ask "What happens when good cooks go bad?".  In this episode, a restaurateur in Southern California is suspected of murder when his wife disappears. What detectives discover would...

Bizarre Crimes International Crimes Serial Killers

Episode 197: Hookups from Hell: Takahiro Shiraishi - "The Twitter Killer"

A serial killer preys on vulnerable women in Tokyo, Japan.  He will meet his victims on Twitter.  (Caution: This episode contains the subject of suicide.)  Resources:  by Walter Sim for The Straits Times, Nov 5, 2017. ...

Bizarre Crimes Missing Persons

Episode 195: Hookups from Hell: Mark Twitchell - "The Dexter Killer"

A Canadian man, inspired by the television show Dexter, lures his murder victims through online dating sites.  Resources:  Dateline: Deadly House of Cards, NBC Television, September 16, 2011. "Alleged First Victim Recalls His Escape" by...

Bizarre Crimes Guest-hosts

Episode 191: The Craziest Crime Stories of 2020 w/Leroy Luna

This week my special guest is Leroy Luna from Excuse Me, That's Illegal Podcast. We discuss some bizarre crimes, the dumbest criminals and crime stories that could only have happened in 2020. Links to resources:    Sponsors: Acorn TV: ...

Bizarre Crimes Killer Kids Mass Murder/Spree Killers

Episode 186: Ghosts in the Attic: Daniel LaPlante

A story about a teenage stalker who hides in his victim's homes to prey upon them becomes an urban legend.  But, the true life and crimes of Daniel J. LaPlante would be a real-life horror story.  Resources:  "Witness describes...

Bizarre Crimes Historical Crimes

Episode 185: Ghosts in the Attic: Otto Sanhuber

The mysterious murder of Fred William Oesterreich in Los Angeles in 1922 would be revealed years later as one of the strangest and most bizarre true crime cases in California history  Resources:  A Crime to Remember: Guess Who?, Season 4,...

Bizarre Crimes Killer Spouses Missing Persons

Episode 174: Stranger Than Fiction: Richard Crafts and "Fargo"

In 1986, a beautiful young mother discovers her husband is cheating on her and files for divorce.  Soon afterward, she goes missing.  Discovering what happened to Helle Crafts would take an small army of detectives, forensic scientists,...

Bizarre Crimes Killer Spouses

Episode 171: Till Death Do Us Part: Jordan Graham and Cody Johnson

A new bride decides she's made a mistake in tying the knot.  The decision she makes in order to end the marriage will be a shocking act of cruelty.  Resources:  "A Murder in Glacier Park" by Justin Franz for The Flathead Beacon, Dec 17,...

Abductions/Kidnapping Bizarre Crimes Female Killers Fugitives

Episode 152: Fugitives from Justice: Ruth Eisemann-Schier

In this last episode about fugitives on the run from the law I tell you the story of the very first woman ever to make the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List.  Ruth Eisemann-Schier, along with her boyfriend, Gary Krist, carried out a bizarre kidnapping...

Bizarre Crimes Hoaxes And Frauds

Episode 145: Taunting Terrors: Ruth Finley and The Poet

A woman begins receiving harassing phone calls and letters from a stalker.  It would take years to discover who the anonymous man was, but when he was finally identified a shocking secret would be revealed.  Several resources were used in...

Bizarre Crimes Murder

Episode 136: Deadly Therapy: Terrance Cottrell

A mother seeks help for her special needs child, but a church prayer service ends tragically.   Several resources were used in the research for this episode including: Book: True Stories of Law and Order by Kevin Dwyer and Jure Fiorillo ...

Bizarre Crimes Murder

Episode 135: Deadly Therapy - Candace Newmaker

In the second chapter of the series "Deadly Therapy" a young girl who grows up in an unstable home is placed up for adoption.  Her adoptive mother finds her behavior problematic and has her undergo a new and controversial therapy - with tragic...