Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

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Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is a podcast drama with a modern twist on old time radio that delves into the mystery of true cold cases and unsolved murders. With the help of an ensemble cast, follow our hosts as they take you on an entertaining journey through the crime scene, the investigation and attempt to solve the case. In season 1, we will be taking you through 5 true cold cases. With many surprising plot twists, it’s important you start listening from Episode 1. New episodes are released every other Tuesday. Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

Episodes

E52: Alphabet Murders  

Carmen Colon. Wanda Walkowicz. Michelle Maenza. Three young girls with matching first and last initials. Three young murder victims. Carter and Wenndy discuss each girl’s disappearance from Rochester, New York, the police’s dead-end investigation, and the public frenzy that surrounded the 1970’s murders.

E51: Johnny Stompanato Pt. 2  

Cheryl Crane stepped up to take the blame for her mother’s boyfriend’s death, but was she simply covering for her famous mother, silver screen blonde bombshell, Lana Turner? Carter and Wenndy sift through Cheryl’s trial, Hollywood’s top lawyer, and mob threats to determine who really killed gangster Johnny Stompanato. Though the answer may seem obvious, this case has been heavily debated for decades. We are taking next week off, but will be back every Tuesday starting July 18 when we start our investigation into the Alphabet Murders! We are so thankful for your support! SPONSOR! The Big Sick - Don’t miss the film that has critics raving. Get tickets - in select theaters now, everywhere July 14.

E50: Johnny Stompanato  

The official story is that gangster Johnny Stompanato was murdered by a 14-year-old girl. But with a Hollywood starlet, the LA Mob, and an abusive relationship in the picture, the official story may not be the truth. Though the answer may seem obvious, this case has been heavily debated for decades. SPONSORS! Carvana - Skip the dealership and buy a car online. Check out Carvana.com/UNSOLVED to learn more Bettterhelp - Go to betterhelp.com/unsolved and experience 7 days of free therapy to see if online counseling is right for you Simplisafe - Go to SIMPLISAFE.COM/LISTEN and get a special 10% discount when you order today

E49: The Villisca Axe Murders Pt.2  

This week, Carter and Wenndy look deeper into a local feud and an alleged affair leading up the murders in Villisca. Suspects in the Villisca Ax Murders include a hired assassin, a transient, a serial killer and a reverend who claimed God told him to “slay utterly”. SPONSORS! Betterhelp.com - Go to betterhelp.com/unsolved to experience 7 days of free therapy and see if online counseling is right for you. Carvana - Skip the dealership and buy a car online. Check out Carvana.com/UNSOLVED to learn more. ThirdLove - Go to THIRDLOVE.COM/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and try it for 30 days! Audible - Start a 30-day trial and your first Audible book is free. Learn more at Audible.com/UNSOLVED

E50: The Villisca Axe Murders  

One night in the sleepy town of Villisca, Iowa, 8 people were hacked to death in their beds. Prior to this, Villisca had been a thriving, prosperous, and mostly crime-free town. Afterwards, Villisca would never be the same. Carter and Wenndy re-examine the day leading up the Villisca Ax Murders, the crime scene, and the immediate investigation into the deaths of the Moore family and the Stillinger girls. SPONSORS! Betterhelp.com - Go to betterhelp.com/unsolved to experience 7 days of free therapy and see if online counseling is right for you.

E49: The Atlas Vampire  

When Lilly Lindestrom was found dead in Stockholm’s Atlas area, the police were baffled. Because she wasn’t just found dead, she was found drained of blood and positioned near a ladle. The search for the Atlas Vampire was on. Carter and Wenndy dig into the odd case, as well as the public’s fascination with vampires. SPONSORS! Away – Go to awaytravel.com/fathersday, offer code UNSOLVED, for $20 OFF ANY CARRY-ON PURCHASE, A FREE HARRY’S SHAVE KIT & STORIES COLLECTION BOOK. ThirdLove - Go to THIRDLOVE.COM/UNSOLVED now and try ThirdLove FREE for 30 days!

E48: The Good Hart Murders Pt. 2  

Detectives Stearns and Flis hunt for the murder weapons in the Robison Family’s case- two guns that are strikingly hard to find, considering that most people in the woods of Northern Michigan at the time owned a gun. After following the gun hunt, Carter and Wenndy look into Richard’s mysterious contact, “Roebert”; the detective’s prime suspect, Joe Scolaro and The Coed Killer. SPONSORS! True Crime Garage – Check out True Crime Garage, available on all podcast platforms, including iTunes, Stitcher, Podbean and truecrimegarage.com

E47: The Good Hart Murders  

The Robison family was found shot to death in their summer cabin in the idyllic town of Good Hart. If that wasn’t bad enough, by the time the bodies were found, they had been dead for almost a month. Carter and Wenndy explore the decomposed crime scene, and then examine suspects including an escaped mental patient, a drifter, the cabin’s “strange” caretaker, and even one of Richard Robison’s employees. SPONSORS! ThirdLove- Go to THIRDLOVE.COM/UNSOLVED now and try ThirdLove FREE for 30 days!

E46: The Mystery of The Somerton Man|Tamam Shud Pt.2  

The search for answers about the Somerton Man and the intriguing paper found in his pocket leads hosts Carter and Wenndy to the center of Cold War espionage. As they continue the case, the investigation moves from Persian poetry to a mysterious woman who most certainly lied to the police. SPONSORS! Mommy Dead and Dearest – Watch HBO’s latest true crime documentary, premiering Monday, May 15 at 10pm on HBO. Audible - Go to audible.com/unsolved to start your free trial now!

E45: The Mystery of The Somerton Man|Tamam Shud  

Australia, December 1948. A man is found dead on Somerton Beach. The police don’t know his name. They don’t know his age. They can’t even figure out what country he’s from. All they have is the message “Tamam Shud”. Who was the Somerton Man, and what is Tamam Shud? Carter and Wenndy try to find out. SPONSORS! ThirdLove - ThirdLove stands behind their products so much that they’re willing to let our listeners try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Just pay $2.99 for shipping.

E44: The Freeway Phantom Pt.2 (Early Ad FREE Release – Thank you listeners)  

While the Freeway Phantom was on the loose, the case became overshadowed by the Watergate scandal, taking investigative brainpower off the murders at a crucial time. Police mismanagement didn’t help either. Carter and Wenndy look at suspects, including gang members and a known misogynist. Surprise! This is a special early and ad free episode meant to thank all of you for helping Parcast reach over 12 million listens! We'll be back with another brand-new episode on Tuesday May 9!

E43: The Freeway Phantom  

The Freeway Phantom, as the media dubbed him, abducted and murdered six young girls. The strangled victims were found alongside major roadways in the Washington, D.C. area during 1971 and 1972. Carter and Wenndy investigate the first three victims, and try to figure out why the phantom was never caught. SPONSORS! Harry and David - Get up to 30% off select Mother’s Day favorites NOW! Just go to HarryandDavid.com click the radio icon and enter code UNSOLVED Bosch – Season 3 now streaming on Amazon Prime! Chris Gethard: Career Suicide - See how Chris’s comedy and extensive stand-up experience cut through this dark subject matter in Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, premiering Saturday, May 6th at 10pm, on HBO.

E42: Monster of Florence Pt. 2  

The Monster of Florence shook the hills of Italy so strongly that two separate task forces were assigned to the case. Carter and Wenndy examine how the murderer affected local investigators as well as journalist Mario Spezi, who remained hot on the trail, even interviewing an anonymous source. Suspects ranged from a former convict with a suspicious painting, to practitioners of black magic to even Spezi himself. SPONSORS! Bosch - Stream season 3 on Amazon Prime, NOW Incendiary - Read INCENDIARY: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling by Michael Cannell. Available wherever books are sold. Le Tote - Go to Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED to get 50% of your first month Third Love - Go to thirdlove.com/unsolved to try a bra from their 24/7 collection free!

E41 The Monster of Florence  

When crime reporter Mario Spezi began a story on a murdered couple found in the Italian countryside, he had no idea what a wormhole this chilling tableau would open. The Monster of Florence shot couples and mutilated women, but were the related murders the work of a serial killer, copycat killings, or a member of the mafia gone rogue? Carter and Wenndy investigate the murders’ connections to a Sardinian clan, and discuss the life and theories of journalist Mario Spezi, who spent over 20 years writing about the crimes. SPONSORS! Bosch - Stream season 3 on Amazon Prime, April 21st. Squarespace - Start your free trial at Squarespace.com today, and enter offer code TRUECRIME to get 10% off your first purchase.

E40 Boy in The Box  

In 1957, the corpse of a child was found in a box in Pennsylvania. Who was this boy? Where were his parents? How did he end up in the box? Carter and Wenndy investigate the baffling case of “America’s Unknown Child.” SPONSORS! ThirdLove - Visit thirdlove.com/unsolved to try a bra from the 24/7 Collection for free for 30 days - just pay upfront for shipping. Jet.com - For $10 off your first 3 orders over $35, visit jet.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED at checkout! MeUndies - Go to MeUndies.com/UNSOLVED for 20% off your first pair!

E39 Julia Wallace Pt.2  

It’s always the person closest to the victim. Or is it? This week, Carter and Wenndy follow the trial of William Wallace. Our hosts try to figure out why no other suspects were tried for Julia Wallace’s murder, when there were plenty of suspicious figures at play. SPONSORS! Squarespace - Start your free trial at Squarespace.com today, and enter offer code TRUECRIME to get 10% off your first purchase! HelloFresh - For $30 off your first week of deliveries, visit hellofresh.com and enter UNSOLVED30 when you subscribe! Le Tote - Go to Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED to get 50% of your first month! Check out our Patreon page and consider donating for access to early, ad-free episodes and other bonus content! Patreon.com/parcast

E38 Julia Wallace  

Knight to E-4. Checkmate. After receiving a mysterious call at his chess club, William Wallace went on a wild goose chase to meet a client. When he returned home, his wife was dead. Did the chess enthusiast plan his wife’s murder with the same strategy and foresight needed in chess, or was he just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Carter and Wenndy investigate, because in this crime, none of the pieces are black and white. SPONSORS! Thirdlove - ThirdLove will let our listeners try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Go to thirdlove.com/unsolved to get started today! Audible - Go to audible.com/unsolved to start your free trial! MeUndies - Go to MeUndies.com/unsolved for 20% off your first pair! Patreon - Go to Patreon.com/Parcast to support the show and access early, ad-free epidoes and other bonus content!

E37 George Reeves Pt. 2  

After his fiancé eerily predicted George Reeve’s death seconds before the gun went off, police wonder if there’s more to the story the very drunk witnesses are telling. When they rule it a suicide, George’s mother hires a PI who discerns there is indeed more to the story. Carter and Wenndy investigate George’s fiancé, ex-lover, and ex-lover’s husband to try to figure out who killed Superman. SPONSORS! Squarespace - Start your free trial at Squarespace.com today, and enter offer code TRUECRIME to get 10% off your first purchase -- and if you purchase an annual plan, you'll get a free domain! Tripping.com - Visit TRIPPING dot com slash UNSOLVED to start—and finish—planning your next trip today. Le Tote- Go to Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED to get 50% of your first month.

E36 George Reeves  

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… an unsolved murder? George Reeves gained fame in his starring role in the 1950’s television series Adventures of Superman, but died from a gunshot in 1959. Authorities ruled it a suicide, but the evidence suggests foul play. Carter and Wenndy investigate possible murder suspects in this Hollywood killing. SPONSORS: Le Tote - Go to Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED to get 50% of your first month! Simplisafe - Get an exclusive 10% discount when you go to SimpliSafe dot com slash CRIMINAL! Thirdlove - Try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Go to thirdlove.com/unsolved to get started today! Kensington Publishing - Expecting to Die is now on sale everywhere books are sold. Visit Kensington Books.com for more info.

E35 Mary Rogers Pt.2  

Two months after Mary Roger's body was found in the Hudson River, her fiancée, Daniel Payne is found dead near the Hudson’s shore. Are these two murders related? The police hit a dead end until Edgar Allan Poe got involved. Join Carter and Wenndy as they consider potential suspects of Mary and Daniel’s deaths. SPONSORS: Squarespace - Start your free trial today, at Squarespace.com and enter offer code TRUECRIME to get 10% off your first purchase, plus a free domain. Up and Vanished – Listen and subscribe to Up and Vanished on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher or Spotify today!

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