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Episode 236: Livestreamed Crimes: The Christchurch Mosque Mass Shootings

A young man’s racist ideology lead him to take the lives of 51 people and injure dozens more all while recording and uploading a video of the murders to Facebook Live. Resources: Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Terrorist...

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Episode 233: Revenge Attacks: UK Acid Attacks

A bizarre and terrifying crime spree has been on the rise in the UK for the past several years. In this episode, I’ll share stories illustrating how acid attacks have increasingly been used to retaliate against a romantic par...

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Episode 230: Revenge Attacks: Sophie Elliott

A 22-year-old recent graduate of a New Zealand University breaks off a short-lived relationship. Her ex would take deadly revenge on her in one of the most horrific attacks ever perpetrated in the country’s recent history. Re...

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Episode 223: Listener Suggestions - Aarushi Talwar

A young girl living outside of New Delhi, India is found murdered in her own bedroom in a high-security apartment building with her parents sleeping mere feet away. Was her murder an inside job or caused by an unknown intruder? Join us for this...

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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...

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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. ...

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Episode 184: Ghosts in the Attic: Natasha Ryan

In 1998, a 14-year-old disappeared from Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.  It would be feared she had become a victim of serial killer, Leonard Fraser, but this story would end with a shocking revelation.  Sources:  60 Minutes...

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Episode 180: Familiar Strangers: Anastasia Romanov, Part 2

We conclude this two-part episode with a young woman who comes forward claiming to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov. The investigation into her claim would take decades to solve the mystery.  Time Stamps:  05:03 - "Miss Unknown" 22:47 -...

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Episode 179: Familiar Strangers: Anastasia Romanov, Part1

On this first part of a 2-part episode, I share the fascinating story of the disappearance of the last imperial family of Russia, the Romanovs.  After their disappearance, most believed they had been executed by the Bolsheviks, but sightings of...

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Episode 166: StepMonsters - Joshua and Jerome Ellis

An abusive stepfather gets his comeuppance when his stepsons turn on him resulting in a grisly murder.  Resources: "Joshua and Jerome Ellis guilty of stepfather killing", BBC News, Feb 26, 2014.  "Kids Who Kill: Responsible Child inspired by...

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Episode 165: StepMonsters: Tracey Wright

A child, unwanted from birth and neglected by her birth parents, is hopeful that her new stepmother will love her like a daughter. It is not to be and her story will become a cautionary tale in the U.K. of how the child protective system spectacularly...

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Episode 132: Twin Terrors: The Gibbons Sisters - Part 2

I continue the story of the Gibbons Sisters - twins who were locked in a battle their entire lives. Neither believed they could survive without the other, but controlled each other so completely they only spoke to or associated with one another....

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Episode 131: Twin Terrors: The Gibbons Sisters - Part 1

June and Jennifer Gibbons were identical twins who, from a very young age, were so bonded to one another that they created their own “twin language” to communicate speaking only to one another.  They rejected any other relationships...

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Episode 127: Bad Sports: Soccer Brawl in Brazil

A friendly soccer game on a dusty field in Brazil turns into a horrific act of violence.  Resources:

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Episode 117: Black Widows: Black Widow Sisters

A rare form of serial killer are Black Widows - women who kill their spouses and other family members - usually for financial gain.  Even more rare are Black Widow Sisters.  This week I'll share two stories of sisters who set up murder...