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...

Introducing - Badlands: Sportsland

BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland is all about the shocking rise and fall of sports legends. Listen each week...

Introducing This is Actually Happening

What would you do if a singular moment changed your life forever? This is Actually Happening is a weekly podcast from Wondery that features extraordinary life-changing stories told by the people who lived them. We’ve all had powerful moments in our...

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...

Child Victims Missing Persons Murder Mysteries

Episode 208: Buried Truth: Christopher Denoyer

A teenage boy goes missing in 1984. Authorities would quickly decide that he was a runaway, but his family didn’t agree. Fourteen years later his fate would be learned in a shocking and unusual way. Resources: The New Detectives: Grave Secrets...

Missing Persons Murder Sex Crimes/Rape

Episode 207: Buried Truth: Russell Tillis and "The House of Horrors"

In this month’s series “Buried Truth” I share cases where a person goes missing never to be seen again. Just when it seemed their fate would remain a mystery, the truth would be uncovered. This time, a neighborhood menace harbors dark secrets in his...

Bonus Episodes

Bonus Episode - OUAC Celebrating 5 Years in True Crime

Once Upon a Crime celebrates 5 years in true crime by summarizing the show by the numbers, sharing 5 Surprising True Crime Facts, and letting listeners in on a giveaway to win OUAC merchandise and prizes. Text OUAC to 408-676-1770 to opt-in to...

Missing Persons Multi-part Episodes Murder Serial Killers Sex Crimes/Rape

Episode 206: The Trailside Killer, Part 3

This is a double episode to conclude the month-long miniseries where I detail the case of serial killer David Carpenter, known as “The Trailside Killer”. Carpenter stalked and killed men and women on the hiking trails of Marin County, San Francisco...

Historical Crimes Multi-part Episodes Murder Serial Killers Sex Crimes/Rape

Episode 205: The Trailside Killer, Part 2

In Part 2 of this 3-part mini-series, I’ll continue the story about a random series of attacks that took place on hiking trails in northern California beginning in 1979, soon after David Carpenter was released from prison for an earlier violent crime...

Multi-part Episodes Murder Serial Killers Sex Crimes/Rape

Episode 204: The Trailside Killer, Part 1

This month I’ll be sharing a 3-part miniseries. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Northern California was terrorized by a series of random murders that took place on hiking trails in state parks, national forests and coastal lands. The public began...

Historical Crimes Robbery, Cons And Heists

Episode 203 Artful Crimes, Volume 2: The Van Gogh Museum Heist

In 2002, two paintings were stolen from The Van Gogh Museum worth $30 million dollars. The investigation into this crime would involve law enforcement in several countries. Special investigators in both art crimes and organized crime units would also...

Bonus Episodes Guest-hosts

Bonus Episode - CrimeConVersations with Mens Rea

This bonus episode is brought to you by Once Upon a Crime in partnership with CrimeCon UK. I have a CrimeConVersation with Sinead from Mens Rea Podcast about true crime, being a true crime podcaster, women and true crime and more. You can listen...

Historical Crimes Love Affairs Mass Murder/Spree Killers

Episode 202: Artful Crimes, Volume 2 - Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Massacre

Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright begins an affair with Martha “Mamah” Borthwick. When the scandal threatens his career and reputation, he builds a home near Spring Green, Wisconsin. Called “Taliesin”, it was supposed to be a place of peace and...

Bonus Episodes Q&A Episode

Bonus Episode - Listener Q&A

To celebrate reaching 200 episodes we created a bonus episode to answer listener questions. Thanks everyone for submitting them! Links: www.Patreon.com/onceuponacrime To listen to our "haunted" episode go to Episode #108 - Haunted Homicides:...