October 24, 2021
Episode 114: Listener Stories | Part V
Get ready for some nightmares tonight... Thank you to everyone who submitted at story!
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We are a couple out of the New York City area that has always had a fascination with not just true crime but human nature in general. What drives a criminal to commit a crime? What makes a person's crimes escalate? Is evil something one is born with or does it manifest over time? On this bi-weekly podcast we want to discuss some of the crimes we have discussed for years. We hope you enjoy!
October 24, 2021
Get ready for some nightmares tonight... Thank you to everyone who submitted at story!
October 11, 2021
A small town cop known as “GI Joe” is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015 and quickly becomes a martyr in the national media. But when a dogged investigator and his team set out to get justice, they uncover unsettling secrets about Joe, the local police department, and the village of Fox Lake. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes the third season of Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake. Hosted by Matt Baglio. Be sure to follow Over My Dead Body / Season 3: Fox Lake on Apple Podcasts or wherever you’re listening right now. Or you can listen early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in the Wondery App.
October 9, 2021
Amityville, NY, located on the south shores of Long Island is not known for its seaside beauty and small town quaintness despite being located in the shadows of New York City. Rather, it is a town that is haunted. It is haunted by a house that sits on busy Ocean Ave located right off the Montauk Highway. It is not the ghosts that haunt Amityville, as anyone beside the residents think, it’s the memories that surround one of the most grisly crimes the island has ever seen. The true story behind the Amityville Horror House, as most of the country will come to know it as, is more horrifying than any book, movie, or bad sequel could ever be. Sponsors: Surviving Dirty John by Debra Newell with M. William Phelps Best Fiends Athenaclubrazors.com promo code tcc for 20% Harper Wilde
September 26, 2021
Sage Smith was a 19 year old transgender woman when she disappeared from the downtown area of Charlottesville, VA on November 20, 2012. In today’s case we discuss her background, the circumstances surrounding her case, and question why her story has not been as told as other missing teen’s cases. Sage, and someone else closely related to the case, are still missing. The investigation into the disappearance has turned into a homicide investigation and the police, as of 2018, consider Erik McFadden a suspect again. But as you will listen you will learn of many suspects. Sources: Sponsors: Harper Wilde Bras Acorn TV Acorn.tv and use code tcc (all lower case) for a 30 day free trial Green Chef Merch Patreon
September 12, 2021
Today’s case covers the murders of the Yosemite Park Killer. Carole and Juliana Sund along with their family friend were murdered in February of 1999. Five months later Joie Armstrong would also be senselessly and brutally murdered. In this case we discuss the murders, the investigation and the shocking identity of the killer and what this meant for all the crimes that were committed. Please email all paranormal/true crime related stories to [email protected] for a chance to be featured in our October episode. If featured in the episode an amazon gift card will be sent. Sponsors: Best Fiends | Download the 5 star rated puzzle game, Best Fiends for free today on the App Store or Google Play Song Finch | Songfinch.com and use code TCC for $20 an already reduced price Athena Club Razors | Athenaclub.com and use promo code tcc to get 20% off Sources: The Yosemite Murders by Douglas McDougal accessed through Scribd Murder at Yosemite by Carlton Smith accessed through Scribd
September 7, 2021
Listen to Witnessed: Borderlands, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening.
August 30, 2021
In today’s case we are going to discuss a strong woman from Newaygo county MI. She had a very difficult childhood which led her down a dangerous road. However, when she got pregnant at 17 she chose to start making the right choices in her life. Months after the birth of her daughter she was brutally raped. When she went to police to report this story it resulted in a good investigation and the arrest of her attacker. But the trial would never happen because of the mayhem that would ensue after the charges were followed. Newaygo County went from a rape investigation to being on the hunt for a serial killer. PLEASE SEND GHOST/PARANORMAL/TRUE CRIME STORIES TO [email protected] FOR OUR OCTOBER EPISODE- Chosen submissions will earn an Amazon gift card. Sponsors: Athena Club Razors Athenaclub.com and use promo code tcc to get 20% off Acorn TV Acorn.tv and use code tcc (all lower case) for 30 days free Harper Wilde Sources: Link to Rachel’s father’s book:
August 15, 2021
In the winter of 1998 there did not seem to be a more idyllic family than the Trovers in Gillette Wyoming. But in early December of that year the perfection would come to a screeching halt when the family was brutally attacked in their own home. The Trovers had just returned from a night out at a local bar and grill and was preparing for bed when the power to their house was cut, and the nightmare began. Links: Patreon: Merch: Sponsors: Daily Harvest | Dailyharvest.com and use code tcc for $40 off your first box Best Fiends | Download the 5 star rated puzzle game, Best Fiends for free today on the App Store or Google Play Sources:
August 1, 2021
On December 3, 1997 the Dosso family was supposed to be celebrating the birthday of Frank Dosso's 10 year old twin daughters. Instead, the family ended up mourning his death. But the mourning did not stop there. Frank had been found in the family owned factory alongside his father's business partner and his brother-in-law. His sister was found in the entrance way. Who could have so callously destroyed an entire family? Sponsors: Acorn TV Acorn.tv and use code tcc (lowercase) to get 30 days free viewing Athena Club Razors Athenaclub.com and use code tcc for 20% off Sources: <a href="
July 18, 2021
On the night of Tuesday May 14, 1996 a call came into the Virginia Beach dispatch. A man was frantically screaming into the phone. "Please help, my wife, my god", he yelled between labored breaths. Dispatch was slowly able to get all of the information out of him. He told them where he lived, which was a condo complex near the naval base. But what the man said next shocked even the veteran dispatcher. As his wife could be heard gasping for breath beside him he said, "I killed him. I was attacked and when I came to a man was raping and stabbing my wife. So I got my gun and I killed him." Sponsors: Daily Harvest Dailyharvest.com and use code tcc to get $40 off your first box Harper Wilde Best Fiends Download the 5 star-rated puzzle game, Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R – Best Fiends! Ad intro and outro music via epidemic sound: Salvation is coming Eion Mantell Sources (SPOILER ALERT DO NOT LOOK AT LINKS UNTIL YOU HAVE LISTENED TO THE EPISODE):
July 4, 2021
In September of 1998 a foul smell and blockage was reported by the citizens in Redlands, CA within a two block radius. The town’s DPW went out to clear the blockage. But instead of hair, tree roots, or disposable wipes (fun facts from John), they found a human skull. It took the police hours and the uncovering of all the manholes that were interconnected for one mile to find the entire skeleton. It was clear the person had been young. A child of 13-15 years old by the size of the bones. No one was saying it but everyone was thinking it, this seemed ripped from the pages of Stephen King’s It. And really, who would have done something like this besides a monster like that? Although it was not a fictional child murdering monster that committed the crimes we will talk about today, the theme from his story can still be applied- the idea that lurking beneath the idyllic façade of any American town something more sinister hides. Sponsors: Athena Club Razors Athenaclub.com and use code tcc to get 20% off your starter razor kit Apostrophe To get started, just go to Patrons: Chelsie Watson Lynne McDonald Aimee Bergan Andrea Ilie Toyah Jill Perrin Sarah Bishop Andrea Danielson Shay Stephanie Larose Christine O’Reilly Felipa Brockman Jessica Shannon Marina Ledezma Ruthann Gonzalez Christina Lusicic Abigail Edgerton David LeFever Rick Johnson Manda Duda Jim Berg Alyssa Doukas Rosalyn Cox Lydia Bradford Jaclyn Mojica Marnie Jason
June 20, 2021
In today’s case we examine a honeymoon a young Belgian couple took on a Mediterranean island in 1995. What is supposed to be the happiest time in their life turns to tragedy when the bride has to bring her new husband home in a coffin. The death that occurred on that trip led to an international manhunt and the uncovering of a diabolical scheme that seemed more fit for a movie than it did the real world. Sponsors: Best Fiends - Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play Rothys - Apostrophe - Sources: Patreons: Tiffany Guitar- re saying this- my redemption Megan woods upped her pledge to $5 Rachel Cocco Nina Wobbrock Nia Haf Camilla Hernandez Jason Shipcott upped his pledge Shaiha Williams Jennifer Humphrey Jacqueline Williams Vaisahli Makwana Stephanie Dewey Kathy Fisher
June 6, 2021
The murder of Gregory Witman on October 2, 1998 was brutal. The 13 year old boy walked home from his bus stop after school and was ambushed the second he walked through the threshold of his home. He was stabbed over 64 times and practically decapitated with a pen knife. The investigation into the crime took only 12 hours. The police concluded it was Gregory’s 15 year old brother, Zach. Join us as we discuss if Zach could have done this and what his fate was. Sponsors: Magic Spoon Apostrophe Go to Athena Club Razors Athenaclub.com use code TCC for 20% off Sources: The Witmans Investigation Discovery Premiered 12/01/2020 Patreons: Kathryn Martin Rosalyn Cox Martin Estrada Taylor Devin Oscar Saurus Callie Durden Megan Woods Griselda Guzman Mary Tiffany Guitard JoEll Simonson Elizabeth Calhoun Amanda Galvan Orcaputt
May 23, 2021
TW: This case includes heinous acts against children In 1991 a beautiful 9 year old girl went missing from the North Park neighborhood of San Diego, CA. This case, and it’s twists and turns, brings to light the high crime rates San Diego suffered from in the early 1990s-and a bizarre string of missing children's cases, some of which have still not been solved. But this case, the one of Amanda Gaeke, does get solved, and it is worse than you could ever imagine. Sponsors: Rothys Magic Spoon Best Fiends Download Best Fiends today in the app store or on Google Play Sources:
May 16, 2021
On the night of August 11, 2008 the world of a newlywed couple would come crashing down. Young Sarah Widmer was found by her husband Ryan unconscious in their master bathroom. Ryan immediately called police and told them what he had found. The four minute conversation would be notorious. Later Sarah’s death was ruled as a homicide and the only suspect was Ryan himself. Join us as we analyze the 911 call* and whether or not Ryan Widmer killed his wife. *There is a warning before 911 call is played and we let you know how much to fast forward Sponsors Athena Club Razors Athenaclub.com use code tcc for 20% off Acorn TV Acorn.tv use prime code tcc for a 30 free trial - be sure that the code is in all lowercase Prose Sources: Submerged: Ryan Widmer, his drowned bride and the justice system by Janice Hisle Published in 2018 by Author’s Republic
April 25, 2021
In Today’s episode we are going to talk about a missing person’s case that led to the convergence of three governments. A lack of treatises meant a lack of communication and the escape of a possible killer. Until one year later a body is found...but it is not the body of the missing woman. This murder reinvigorates the hunt for the man who had been able to elude the Canadian police due to technicalities. But still this case will end in a mystery. Sponsors: Thirdlove | Best Fiends Rothys | Patreon/Merch: Music Clip: Nemesis - Alec Slayne Epidemicsound.com Sources: One Way Ticket, Disappeared Season 6 Episode 5 Investigation Discovery
April 11, 2021
In 1980 Kathleen O’Brien Doyle was murdered in her home while her husband was deployed as a pilot with the U.S. Navy. Her murder went unsolved for nearly 40 years. When her killer was revealed it brought to light another horrific secret kept by the man responsible. Sponsors: Athena Club Razors | Athenaclub.com | Use promo code TCC for 20% off Prose | AcornTV | Use code tcc for a 30 day free trial Sources: Thank you New Patrons: Tristyn Ryan Amy Pratt Brookelyn Benedict Jennifer Smith Troy Dittemore Zahra AlMaghaslah Erin Harrison Adrianna Scruggs Katie Olivia Parra Nan Siri And HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH!!!
March 29, 2021
On June 18th, the night before Father’s Day in 2011, three members of the Ortiz family were brutally slain in their home. At the scene there is a lot of motive, marijuana plants and cash. However, none seemed to be the motive for the murders as it was all still at the scene when police arrived. Even more puzzling was the absence of physical evidence. Who could have killed Lloyd and Dixie and their 21 year old special needs son, Steven? Sponsors: Best Fiends Rothys - Visit Third Love - Visit Sources:
March 16, 2021
March 14, 2021
Our story today takes us to Knox County, Indiana where, in 1975, a couple was approached while together late at night on a lover’s lane, not once, but twice. The woman was kidnapped and her date was subdued. He was helpless as he watched the girl he so desperately hoped to be his girlfriend get dragged into another car. When he told his story the following day not many in Vincennes believed what he had to say. It really didn’t add up. Sponsors: Athena Club Razors Visit Athenaclub.com and enter code tcc for 20% your order Sources: