Episode 227: Murder in My Hometown: Jeanine Sanchez Harms

July 27, 2001 Jeanine Sanchez Harms went missing after a night out with friends in Campbell, California. A man she'd only become acquainted with that night, Maurice Xavier Nasmeh, would be suspected of involvement in her disa...

Bonus Episode: Introducing: Families Who Kill: The Donut Shop Murders

FAMILIES WHO KILL: THE DONUT SHOP MURDERS is a story about the McCrarys, a family who terrorized small-town America, committing murders, robberies, abductions and general mayhem everywhere they went. Led by the criminal duo o...

Bonus Episode: Introducing Lost Hills: Dead in the Water

In this bonus episode, I speak with Dana Goodyear, host of the true crime podcast series Lost Hills: Dead in the Water. In January 1981, Verna Johnson-Roehler and her young son, Doug, drowned while boating thirty miles off the coast of Malibu....

Family Annihilators Interviews Kid

Episode 226: Breaking Down Chris Watts with Lorena.

Show Notes: On the last episode of the year, Lorena and I break down the case of family annihilator, Chris Watts. Resources: “Chris Watts: A Complete Timeline of the Murder of His Wife and Daughters” by Rachel Change for Biography.com, Sept...

Guest-hosts

Episode 225: Breaking Down the OJ Simpson Case with Yolanda

This week I’ll discuss the Nicole Brown/Ron Goldman murders with my sister, Yolanda. We’ll go over the evidence, timeline, and motivation for the crimes that all point to OJ Simpson as the killer. We’ll also discuss why the jury may have decided to...

Interviews Serial Killers

Episode 224: Breaking Down Kemper with Emerson Murray

In this episode I break down the myths and realities of infamous serial killer, Edmund Emil Kemper, “The Co-Ed Killer”. My special guest is Emerson Murray, author of The Murder Capital of the World. You can find out more about Emerson and purchase...

Child Victims Missing Persons Murder Miss

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...

Episode 222: Listener Suggestions: Jamison Bachman

Jamison Bachman spent his adult years being “the roommate from hell”. He destroyed property, bullied his housemates, filed lawsuits for petty complaints, and rarely paid his rent. But, growing more desperate once his history of scamming people was...

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...

Introducing: Shadow of Truth

It’s one of the most haunting murder cases you’ll ever hear about, and it takes place in a small town in Israel. Tair Rada was only 13-years-old when her body was found inside a locked bathroom stall. She was viciously murdered during a school day,...

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...

Murder

Episode 219: The Devil Made Me Do It: Arne Cheyenne Johnson

In this episode, a family claims a family member has become possessed by a demon. When a young man challenges the demon in an attempt to save his friend, he may have gotten more than he bargained for. He would later claim that demons drove him to...

Killer Kids Murder Mud Possessed

Episode 218: The Devil Made Me Do It: Sean Sellers

A teenager takes the life of family members as well as a random stranger and then claims his involvement in “satanic rituals” lead him to murder. Was 16-year-old Sean Sellers demon possessed, mentally ill, or simply a cold-blooded killer?...

Bonus Episode: Once Upon a Crime + A Psych for Sore Minds LIVE in London

In this bonus episode, you’ll hear the live show from CrimeCon UK in London. Esther discusses the motivations and psychology behind mass shooters with Forensic Psychiatrist Dr. Sohom Das, host of the YouTube channel A Psych for Sore Minds. Check...

Abductions/Kidnapping Mass Murder/Spree Killers Sex Crimes/Rape

Episode 217: Spree Killers: Robert Garrow - Part 2

In this conclusion to our 2-part episode on spree killer, Robert Garrow, I’ll detail Garrow’s killing spree in the summer of 1973, his time as a fugitive, and his arrest and convcition. Resources: The Garrow Manhunt: A Serial Killer in the...

Abductions/Kidnapping Mass Murder/Spree Killers

Episode 216: Spree Killers: Robert Garrow - Part 1

In 1973, a violent sexual predator went on a killing spree in the Adirondack Mountains. In Part 1 of this 2-part series, I detail Garrow’s abusive childhood, history of violence, and the escalation of his crimes from theft, to kidnapping and assault,...

Celebrity Crime Historical Crimes Missing Persons

Episode 215: Getting Away With Murder: Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick

In 1969, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy was the front runner to become the next Presidential candidate on the Democratic Party ticket. But, decisions he would make one fateful night on Chappaquiddick Island would result in the death of a young woman and...

Introducing: Suspect

A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask,...

Historical Crimes Investigations LGBTQ+ Crime Mysteries

Episode 214: Getting Away With Murder: Doris Duke

A billionaire heiress kills her friend in a “freak accident”. Was Eduardo Tirella’s death actually an accident or did Doris Duke commit murder? / Resources: Doris Duke: Facts, Death and Mansion, Biography.com:...

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...

Female Killers LGBTQ+ Crime Murder Mysteries

Episode 212: Deathbed Confessions: Diane Crawford Smith

In 1967, a double murder shocked a small town in Virginia. A suspect was quickly rounded up, but the case wasn’t truly resolved until decades later when a chance encounter led to a series of events that would ultimately bring about a deathbed...

Murder POC

Episode 211: Deathbed Confessions: James Washington

In this series I share cases where people on their deathbeds finally confess to terrible crimes. In his episode you’ll hear about a brutal murder that went unsolved for over a dozen years when the perpetrator confessed before meeting his maker. But,...

Female Killers Killer Spouses Murder

Episode 210: Deathbed Confessions: Geraldine Kelley

In this series "Deathbed Confessions" I share cases that went cold and the perpetrator was only revealed when they made a deathbed confession. In this first episode, a dying woman reveals a long-held secret to her children, leading to a shocking...

Female Killers Historical Crimes POC Serial Killers

Episode 209: Buried Truth: Dorothea Puente

In this final chapter of “Buried Truth” I share a story of one of the most rare categories of criminal - the female serial killer. Behind her grandmotherly exterior, Dorothea Puente was hiding some very dark secrets very close to home. This is the...