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If you've been into true crime for a while, then you've probably heard of some very infamous cases. Jack the Ripper, Ted Bundy, Elizabeth Short, and Rey Rivera are likely familar names to you. But what about more unpopular cases of homicides or missing persons? Obscure Crimes is a podcast that dives into the lesser-known side of true crime. From missing persons to killers themselves, Obscure Crimes is full of twisted stories that will spread more awareness in the true crime community.
June 25, 2021
The Skelton Brothers
In 2010, three brothers from Michigan all went missing without a trace. Over ten years later, their case is still cold. Terrifying theories and tips have confused authorities and the public about this case. But even with more recent information, we still don't know what happened to the boys...or even if they're still alive. Where are the Skelton brothers and who is responsible for their disappearance?
June 18, 2021
Are you a fan of American history? If so, have you ever heard about the horrific details of the Tulsa Race massacre? With over 800 injuries sustained by the citizens of Greenwood in the June of 1921, it might seem like such a surprising event would be discussed more often. Find out some info about this crime and some theories as to why it's so obscured.
June 11, 2021
Bloopers from my recordings of Obscure Crimes episode! If you can tolerate obnoxious noises, my voice, and mistakes, then this episode is for you. BLOOPERS! is an episode that will be out for only a limited amount of time. It will be removed the first week of July, so listen while you can!
June 4, 2021
Suic*de, Social Media, & a Serial Killer
TW: Suicide, depression, mental health Takahiro Shraishi, or the Twitter Killer, is responsible for the murders of nine young women. This his twenty-seven year old managed to take advantage of each one of them through social media: a platform that's become a double-sided blade over the past few years. Let's be real here, most of us use social media on a daily basis for communication, creativity, scheduling, and just because it's entertaining. The media can sometimes be a really fun thing! But... what happens when it becomes dangerous?
May 28, 2021
"Lizzie Borden took an ax/ And gave her mother forty whacks./ When she saw what she had done,/ She gave her father forty-one." This is a nursery rhyme that some kids chant when they skip rope or play games. But this sinister rhyme has a lot more meaning to it than a kid's game. Who was Lizzie Borden? Is she really an axe murderer?
May 21, 2021
The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time
On May 8th, 2021, a cloudy day in Times Square, four-year-old Sky Martinez, forty-three-year-old Marcela Aldana, and twenty-three-year-old Wendy Magrinat were all tourists in the city and complete strangers to one another. Little did they know, at 4:55pm, they would experience possibly the most terrifying moment of their lives. All three of them became victims to a shooting, which took place due to a dispute between a few men. Out of anger, at least one perpetrator(s) pulled out a gun and accidentally shot the innocent bystanders. Will the three victims make a full recovery? Will New York City ever be safe?
May 7, 2021
The Doctor's Corpse Bride
Dr. Carl Tanzler loved one of his patients. In fact, he was obsessed with her. When Maria Elena "Helen" Milagro de Hoyos loses her life to tuberculosis, Dr. Tanzler is devastated. How far will he go just to keep the memory of Helen alive? TW: Necrophilia
April 30, 2021
Bullies at the Bridge
This episode of Obscure Crimes covers the story of Reena Virk, a self-conscious teenager who wanted more than anything to be socially accepted and have good relationships with her peers. One Friday night in 1997, Reena was invited to hang out with teenagers she knew at a bridge in British Columbia. Reena loved being invited to see people from school and to get out of her house, away from her parents and their strict rules. But at the bridge, what happens is worse than anything Reena could've imagined.
April 23, 2021
The Art of Murder
Artwork has been important to people for many, many centuries. One fairly well-known artist was Zdzislaw Beksinski, a Polish artist who specialized in his fascinating dystopian-surrealism paintings. But something that's not as well-known about Beksinski is how he died. Zdzislaw lived a full, creative life until he was found stabbed to death in his apartment. Who murdered the 75-year-old artist and why?
April 16, 2021
Today, on Obscure Crimes, I'm going to tell you guys about the world's youngest serial killer: Amarjeet/Amardeet Sada. Sada was only seven years old when he made his first kill. Between the ages of seven and eight, Sada would go on to kill two more children- and be proud of it. But because of his age, Amarjeet Sada wasn't eligible for a long-term sentence after being charged with murder. The media and authorities have kept quiet about what became of Sada. Where is Amarjeet now? Does he deserve to still be behind bars after killing three children or should he be given a chance to live the rest of his life outside of a prison?
April 9, 2021
Unfazed and Uncommon
Today's episode of Obscure Crimes is about Steven Coleman. Steven was 32 years old when he went missing in the August of 2017. Now, it's speculated that he was murdered by his girlfriend: Cierra Alexis Sutton. Is Cierra really a remorseless killer? So much circumstantial evidence points to her being the perpetrator of a horrific crime, but do we really know for sure? TW: mutilation, gore
March 26, 2021
The Mysterious Murder of Debra Horn
Today, I'm going to be talking about the murder of 11 year old Debbie Horn...was there an unknown serial killer living in New Hampshire? Debra Horn was a little girl in 1969 who stayed home from school one day, only to mysteriously disappear. Months later, her remains were discovered in a trunk by three teenage boys. After tips, searches, and false alarms, authorities still struggled to find out the truth about Debra's murder. Will it ever be solved?
March 20, 2021
A Murder in Michigan
Today I'm covering the murder of Renee Pagel. Renee lived in a small town called Rockford, Michigan. In the August of 2006, she was stabbed over 50 times in her own home. Almost no evidence as to who the perpetrator is was left behind. After nearly fourteen years, authorities begin to discover more clues about this case. Will they ever find Renee's killer?
March 12, 2021
Today's episode of Obscure Crimes is all about the mysterious case of the Panama Hikers. This is the FIRST unsolved crime I'm talking about on the podcast. Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers took a trip to Panama in 2014. The girls left the home they were temporarily staying at to go hiking, but they never returned. Months later, their remains were found along a riverbank near the hiking trails. What happened to Lisanne and Kris? Why did it take so long to find their remains? From wild animals to foul play, there are so many theories as to what happened to these girls. We have clues like cellphones, clothing, and mysterious photographs, but will anyone ever discover the truth behind the case of the Panama Hikers?
March 5, 2021
In this episode of Obscure Crimes, I cover the case of the Papin sisters. Christine and Lea Papin worked as maids for the Lancelin family. One night, during an argument with Madam Lancelin, the sisters snap. Christine and Lea tear apart their employer and her daughter, creating one of the most gruesome crime scenes imaginable. This case has inspired so much of the USA's horror-themed media, but how many people really know the truth behind this murder? TW: The case of the Papin sisters is incredibly violent. Viewer discretion is advised.
February 27, 2021
The Skin Suit
In this first episode of Obscure Crimes, I will be discussing the case of Katarzyna Zowada. In 1999, the crew of the Elk pusher boat noticed a strange material caught in their boat's propellers. After further investigation, the crew realized that this odd material was a suit made of twenty-three year Katarzyna Zowada's skin. Years of forensic analysis, theories, and speculation surround this infamous yet lesser-known homicide. Will authorities ever find out what really happened to Katarzyna Zowada? TW: This episode of Obscure Crimes involves topics such as suicide, depression, sexual assault, murder, and graphic descriptions.
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