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

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!

E34 Mary Rogers  

In 1841, Mary Rogers’ corpse was found floating in the Hudson. At only 20, the “beautiful cigar girl” was a local celebrity even before her mysterious death. Mary had many admirers, including a fiancé, an ex-fiance, the boss who hired her for her looks, the men to whom she sold cigars and Edgar Allen Poe. And clearly, she had at least one enemy. Carter and Wenndy trawl for clues in the mystery of Mary Rogers. SPONSORS: ThirdLove –Visit thirdlove.com/unsolved to try a bra today for free! Just pay upfront for shipping. Returns and exchanges are always free and easy. SimpliSafe - You’ll get an exclusive 10% discount when you go to SimpliSafe dot com slash CRIMINAL.

E33 The Grimes Sisters Pt. 2  

After the Grimes sisters’ corpses are discovered under a bridge, the police try to nail down the perpetrator amid a heavily mismanaged investigation. The gruesome crimes hearken back to an earlier Chicago crime—could the girls be the victim of a serial killer? Chilling phone calls made to the girl’s mother suggest so. Carter and Wenndy investigate the girls’ deaths, and whether it was premeditated or it was just bad luck. SPONSORS: Tripping.com – Visit tripping.com/unsolved to start—and finish—the search for your perfect vacation rental. Home Chef - Go to homechef.com/murders and you’ll get $30 in FREE MEALS! 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.

E32 The Grimes Sisters  

On a cold Chicago night, two Elvis-obsessed sisters go missing. The police assume the girls are runaways, but their mother believes the disappearance to be far more sinister. The local community, the FBI, and even Elvis himself help in the search--until it leads to tragedy. Join Carter and Wenndy as they investigate the mysterious disappearance of Barbara and Patricia Grimes. SPONSORS: Thirdlove – Go to thirdlove.com/unsolved to try a bra from 24/7 collection FREE! Just pay $2.99 for shipping. Audible - Go to audible.com/unsolved to start your free trial now! Hunt a Killer - Go to huntakiller.com and use the code ’TRUE' and get 10% off! Wondery - Subscribe to Hollywood & Crime on iTunes, Stitcher, Wondery.com or wherever you listen to podcasts, and listen to episode 1 today!

E31 Betsy Aardsma Pt. 2  

An autopsy reveals that Betsy Aardsma was stabbed with near-surgical precision, leading state troopers to conclude the killer was a highly intelligent stalker. But in this still-open case, the full list of suspects ranges beyond stalkers—from Betsy’s classmates to her professors to famous serial killers. Carter and Wenndy take a second look at this suspect list, and come across a jilted lover out for revenge. SPONSORS: Squarespace - Start your free trial at Squarespace.com and enter offer code TRUECRIME to get 10% off your first purchase, plus a free domain. Simplisafe -Visit SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL to get 10% off your system today. HomeChef - Go to homechef.com/MURDERS and you’ll get $30 in FREE MEALS!

E30 Betsy Aardsma  

By all accounts, Betsy Aardsma was a normal girl. She came from a loving family in small-town Holland, Michigan. She had a passion for public service and dreamed of joining the Peace Corps. After she graduated from the University of Michigan in 1969, Betsy followed her boyfriend to Penn State to get a masters degree. While researching a paper in the library, Betsy was murdered. Join Carter and Wenndy as they scour Betsy’s “perfect” life for clues on her death. Sponsors: Visit simplisafe.com/criminal to get 10% off your system today! Visit talkspace.com/unsolved to get $30 off your first month now! Visit hellofresh.com and enter UNSOLVED35 to get $35 off your first week of deliveries

E29: The Hall-Mills Murder Pt.2  

After a gruesome double murder, miscommunication between police departments compromises the crime scene, leaving the police nothing to go on but the lone witness – a local pig woman. Her testimony points to the wealthy Stevens family, including Willie Stevens, whose quirks complicate the trial. The Stevens are acquitted, but four years later, a shocking confession puts them back on trial and in the national spotlight. The Stevens maintain their innocence, but if they didn’t do it, who did? Join Carter and Wenndy as they investigate. SPONSORS: Tripping.com - Go to Tripping.com/unsolved to start and finish planning your perfect getaway! ThirdLove - Go to thirdlove.com/unsolved, where our listeners can try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Just pay $2.99 for shipping. Talkspace - Go to Talkspace.com/unsolved, and use coupon code UNSOLVED to get $30 off your first month!

E28 The Hall-Mills Murder  

Two corpses are found posed under a tree in New Brunswick, New Jersey. An heiress, a reverend, a cheating wife, a charming bachelor, the local oddball, and the love affair that turned deadly—with this cast of characters, it’s no wonder the case kicked off one of the biggest media frenzies of the early 20th century. Join Carter and Wenndy as they investigate the events in a sleepy New Jersey town that led up to the chilling murders. SPONSORS: HomeChef - Go to Homechef.com/murders and you’ll get $30 in FREE MEALS! Talkspace - Go to Talkspace.com/unsolved and use coupon code UNSOLVED to get $30 off your first month! Squarespace – Go to Squarespace.com and enter offer code TRUECRIME to get 10% off your first purchase!

E27 Zodiac Killer Pt. 2  

After being brutally attacked by the Zodiac Killer, Cecelia Shepard gives a description of her attacker that becomes the basis for the famous police sketch. SFPD Detectives Armstrong and Toschi frantically investigate suspects and ciphers in hopes of preventing another slaying. Join Carter and Wenndy as they jump back into the case and come to a terrifying conclusion. Sponsors: Thirdlove - Go to thirdlove.com/unsolved to try one of their 24/7 bras for free (just pay $2.99 shipping)

E26 The Zodiac Killer  

In the late 1960's and early 1970's, the self-proclaimed Zodiac Killer was responsible for at least five murders in Northern California. He cultivated his notoriety by sending taunting letters and cryptic ciphers to all the major newspapers in the California Bay Area until 1974, when they abruptly stopped. Despite an intensive search for the killer, no one was ever arrested and the case remains open. The mystery surrounding the Zodiac Killings has led to countless books and several movies. Join Carter and Wenndy as they try to solve the case. Sponsors: Squarespace.com: Enter Code TRUECRIME Hellofresh.com: Enter code UNSOLVED when you subscribe to receive $35 off your first week of deliveries

E25 Gulielma Sands: The Manhattan Well Mystery  

Three days before Christmas in 1799, a young woman named Gulielma Sands disappears the night she reveals she is to marry Levi Weeks. Her lifeless body is found in a Manhattan well on January 2nd not far from her boardinghouse on Greenwich Street, New York City. When Levi was arrested for the murder, chaos ensued. The trial was New York City’s first sensational murder case, the first American trial to be transcribed and contained the first “dream team” council that included no other than Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. We are taking a short holiday break and will be back every Tuesday starting January 3rd when we start our investigation into the ZODIAC Killer! Happy Holidays from everyone at Parcast. We are so thankful to have you as our listener. Have a happy, healthy and safe New Year! Sponsors: Talkspace.com/unsolved – Use coupon code UNSOLVED to get $30 off your first month!

E24 Lizzie Borden Pt. 2  

Lizzie Borden is arrested and tried for the murder of her father and stepmother. In one of America’s most infamous murder trials, we are left with more questions than answers. Over 100 years later, speculation of what really occurred in Fall River Massachusetts continues. Join Carter and Wenndy as they try to end the speculation for good. Sponsors: Talkspace.com/unsolved and use code UNSOLVED to get $30 off your first month Harrys.com and enter UNSOLVED for $5 off Winning-moves.com and enter UNSOLVED for 20% off Go to Stamps.com and click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and enter UNSOLVED

E23 Lizzie Borden  

We have all heard the rhyme: “Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks; When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one". But do you know the cold case behind the rhyme? On August 4, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden are brutally hacked to death with an axe in their own home. Join Carter and Wenndy as they start their investigation. Sponsors: Stranglers Podcast - Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or GooglePlay

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