• On June 20, 1994 all but one member of the Bain Family has been murdered in their dilapidated home in Dunedin, New Zealand. A one sentence suicide note remained, it read: Sorry, you are the only one that deserved to stay. So was that it? Had Robin Bain murdered murdered his wife, three of his four children, and then turn the gun on himself? Or had this been the plan of the surviving member of the Bain family, the eldest child, David? Join us as we get into detail about the Bain Family and cover the discovery of their bodies on that June morning.Part II will be released on 1/23


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    Sources:Black Hands by Martin Van BeyenPenguin Random House New Zealand Limited, Nov 3, 2020The Mask of Sanity by James McNeishDavid Ling Pub. Limited, 1997David and Goliath by Joe KaramRoyal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind, 2008https://www.nowtolove.co.nz/news/real-life/the-case-that-gripped-new-zealand-the-bain-murders-25-years-on-43581

  • In 1983 tragedy struck in East Texas. As the Friday night lights crowd cheered on their beloved hometown football teams, five employees of a local fast food restaurant were being gunned down in an isolated oil field. Their murders would shake the town of Kilgore Texas to the core. The five families of the victims, along with the Kilgore Police department, the Texas Rangers, and the FBI would search for justice for 20 years. But still, even after all that work there are more questions than answers.
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    Sources:The KFC Murders: The deadly saga of the infamous East Texas 1983 KFC Massacre by Jacque Hilburn-Simmons and Kenneth Dean https://caselaw.findlaw.com/tx-court-of-appeals/1318943.htmlhttps://law.justia.com/cases/texas/sixth-court-of-appeals/2010/10195.htmlhttps://web.archive.org/web/20140714144132/http://www.cbs19.tv/story/23502962/30-years-later-kilgore-kfc-murdershttps://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Man-convicted-in-KFC-deaths-says-real-killer-1736328.phphttps://web.archive.org/web/20140714221831/http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11936380https://www.kltv.com/2019/02/15/kilgore-kfc-murderer-eligible-parole/

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  • Behind the walls of a gated community we have another wife found dead in a bathtub with her husband desperately trying to save her life. But it was too late for beautiful 50 year old Michele MacNeill. She was pronounced dead hours later at the hospital. Although the medical examiner would deem her death one of natural causes her family would stop at nothing to prove that the her husband of 30 years had been the one to murder her.

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    The Stranger She Loved by Shanna Hogan

  • Our case today is going to take us all over the country as an accomplished filmmaker gets sucked into the intrigue of a new age cult in the 1990s. But just when he realized he may be better off without the group he went missing. The search for him lasted three years when his body was found in a shallow grave...now the question is, which member of the cult did it?

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  • The town of Orinda, CA is known for its beautiful views, stellar educational program, and exclusivity. But in 1984 it was also known as the town where the cheerleader was murdered in her neighbors front yard. Join us as we discuss the tragic death of Kirsten Costas and the investigation that followed.
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  • During the weekend of May 14, 2005 someone was watching the Groene/McKenzie household. They stalked the family from a fair distance away as they enjoyed the late Spring weekend in Idaho. At night they peered into the family’s windows using night vision goggles so they could learn the floorplan of their home and watch the children sleep. This is the stranger that you have always been warned about.
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    Sources:Stolen in the NightGary C. Kinghttps://casetext.com/case/duncan-v-united-states-72https://idahonews.com/news/local/dad-ordered-out-of-kidnap-survivors-n-idaho-househttps://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/jun/28/shasta-groene-violates-probation-in-injury-to-chil/https://rivcoda.org/community-info/news-media-archives/convicted-serial-killer-who-murdered-10-year-old-beaumont-boy-24-years-ago-dies-in-indianahttps://www.kiro7.com/news/local/new-allegations-of-sexual-abuse-at-tacoma-boys-home/887973058/https://childfindofamerica.org/resources/facts-and-stats-missing-children/https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-missing-children/2013/05/10/efee398c-b8b4-11e2-aa9e-a02b765ff0ea_story.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yu2e4w7-bg&t=355s

  • 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.

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  • 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.


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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    Sources: https://casetext.com/case/gabrion-v-united-states-3https://casetext.com/case/united-states-v-gabrionhttps://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/13a0151p-06.pdfhttps://wbckfm.com/cold-case-cedar-springs-the-disappearance-of-baby-shannon/https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2011/02/father_uncle_pour_out_grief_lo.htmlhttps://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2013/05/marvin_gabrions_death_penalty.htmlhttps://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2009/01/supreme_court_asked_to_address.html
    Link to Rachel’s father’s book:https://www.amazon.com/Color-Night-Mother-Missing-Cold-Blooded/dp/0882823221

  • 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.
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    Sources:https://psychology.wikia.org/wiki/Gillette_Syndromehttps://www.humphreysbargrill.com/galleryhttps://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=19981214&slug=2788953Link 4https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/article_7f376adb-ec3f-50f7-a55a-b4cb0dacadae.htmlhttps://dks.library.kent.edu/cgi-bin/kentstate?a=d&d=dks19981209-01.2.26https://www.independent.ie/world-news/suicide-of-love-cheat-murderer-26165545.html

  • 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?
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  • 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."
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    Sources (SPOILER ALERT DO NOT LOOK AT LINKS UNTIL YOU HAVE LISTENED TO THE EPISODE):https://www.pilotonline.com/news/crime/article_db11275c-1fb9-56a8-9e8e-dac5795cd2ce.htmlhttps://casetext.com/case/makdessi-v-watsonhttps://militaryjusticeforall.com/2006/03/https://www.redorbit.com/news/health/427742/forensic_expert_uses_blood_to_recreate_1996_slayings/https://cher19994861.wordpress.com/2021/01/18/elise-makdessi-a-female-sailors-false-rape-allegation-and-bizarre-husband-plot-failed/http://www.womenssupportproject.co.uk/userfiles/file/resources/nationalresources/coercive-control.pdfhttps://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/13/booming/revisiting-the-militarys-tailhook-scandal-video.htmlhttps://www.wtvr.com/2017/04/25/dan-rice-featured-on-48-hourshttps://www.viacomcbspressexpress.com/cbs-news/releases/print?id=47598https://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1996/vp960827/08270266.htm

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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