Episodi

  • This is a mysterious one that was big in the news when it happened, and since, has been a tragic head-scratcher for arm-chair detectives, YouTubers, and Redditors. Kendrick Johnson (aka KJ), 17, was found dead in a mat at Lowndes High School in 2013. The circumstances of his death have been a source of conjecture, gossip, allegations, and lawsuits ever since. The Justice Department closed the case in June 2016, saying it could not meet the high legal threshold needed to file federal criminal charges. It would have needed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that someone had killed Johnson and was motivated by racial animus to do so.

    For years, KJ’s family and many others demanded that the case be reopened; there were just too many unanswered questions, too many inconsistencies and coincidences for it to be just a simple accident. Just recently, on March 10th, 2021, The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reopened this case.

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, YouTube, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    Second exhumation removes Kendrick Johnson's remainsKendrick Johnson, organs missing, BLACK LIVES LOSTNPR: Probe Reopened In Death Of Kendrick Johnson, Georgia Teen Found In Rolled-Up Gym MatThe Kendrick Johnson Case: A timeline of events in the caseKendrick Johnson's Death is not an Unresolved Mystery : UnresolvedMysteriesGeneration Why PodcastCrime Junkies Podcast
  • "Oh, Grandma, I won't need a coat," Ted said. "Not tonight."

    Ted, nor the other 4 men he was with, could know what would happen on February 24, 1978--and we still don't know to this day.

    5 "boys" went off to see their favorite basketball team play in Chico, CA. Months later, a curious scene baffled everyone. Kevin and Amy discuss this strange unsolved mystery.

    Join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, Spotify, YouTube, and in any dumpster near you!

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    'Bizarre as Hell': The Disappearance of the Yuba County FiveWashington Post: 5 'Boys' Who Never Come BackYuba County Five: Did Gary Mathias kill the other four? : Reddit UnresolvedMysteriesTrue crime: This is the terrifying story of the Yuba County Five – Film Daily
  • Marcus Wesson manifested and created his forced congregation. He also destroyed them. This week, Kevin, Amy, and special guest host Lauren discuss this Jesus-Vampire-God-coffin-hoarding monster who killed 9 members of his family in Fresno, CA. Why haven't you heard of him? Good question! We talk about that and more this week! Join us in the dumpster as we talk out the trash.

    Also, if you or someone needs help escaping a domestic violence situation or want to look into organizations that help people in those situations, we recommend: thehotline.org, victimconnect.org, and rainn.org. Also, learn about how to text 9-11 if you are unable to call in an emergency: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/what-you-need-know-about-text-911

    Join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, Spotify, YouTube, and in any dumpster near you!

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    Marcus Wesson: Vampire King of Fresno by DeLani R. Bartlette Family Annihilators: The Psychological Profiles of Murderous FathersMurderpedia: Marcus WessonJury Gets Fresno Murder Case
  • Some say professional wrestling is fake--just a bunch of ‘roided out maniacs in tights acting out a play. They’re not totally wrong. While professional wrestling is scripted with story lines and predetermined winners and losers, the level of athleticism and commitment to the art is very real. Also, very real are the injuries sustained and the cumulative effects of years of head trauma, and concussions, which is the same with professional football players and boxers. These head injuries can lead to dangerous personality disorders and violence. Chris Benoit is a prime example of this. Join Kevin, Amy, and our good friend Mason, as we dish out the trash.

    Join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, Spotify, YouTube, and in any dumpster near you!

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    Vice TV: Dark Side of the Ring (Part 1 and 2)Wikipedia: Chris BenoitChris Benoit: Pro Wrestling FandomReddit: Chris Benoit
  • What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love? Ed Okun can probably top your wildest deed. To celebrate Valentine’s Day and that special someone you would do almost anything for, we find out what middle-aged real-estate-scammer Ed was willing to do for love when he fell for 20-something year old Brazilian bombshell, Simone Baloni.

    Join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, Spotify, YouTube, and in any dumpster near you!

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    American Greed: Young lust goes bustEdward Okun, who was sentenced to 100 years in massive fraud case, dies in prisonMegayacht Owner Sentenced to Century in JailSimone (aka Simoney Baloney) (@simonethehotdog) • Instagram photos and videos
  • 300 Center Street in Findlay, Ohio was a house of horrors. Many people were in and out of there, but no tenant was as innocent or tragic as Vera Jo Reigle. Cheri Brooks, AKA Sugar Babe, was the ring-leader of the “Brooks Clan,” a trashy “Crip” family of misfits who wreaked havoc in this small town. Referred to as “Frequent Fliers” by 9-11 and the local police, it seems that many of the Brooks’ tragedies and maladies could have been avoided. Kevin and Amy watched the documentary Goodnight Sugar Babe so that you maybe don’t have to. It’s a sad, gross, heart-breaking story.

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    Watch the full documentary of Goodnight Sugar Babe: The Killing of Vera Jo Reigle here for free or on Amazon Prime.Lock Up Cheri Brooks Facebook pageThe Cursed Life of Vera Jo Reigle and the Brooks “Cult” that Murdered Her
  • We continue the amazing story of Natascha Kampusch, abducted by Wolfgang Priklopil at the age of 10. She survived 3,096 days living underground and living through physical and psychological torment inflicted by her complicated captor. Make sure to listen to Part 1 (Episode #58) before you listen to this one, Part 2.

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    3096 Days in Captivity: The True Story of My Abduction, Eight Years of Enslavement, and Escape by Natascha KampuschNatascha Kampusch: The Whole Story
  • 3096 days is about 8.5 years. Think about what you did from the time you were 10-18. Now, think about spending those precious adolescent years forced in a damp, dark, underground, cement basement dungeon--to only be brought up above ground to be a slave to a crazy, paranoid man. This was Natascha’s reality for 3096 days. Amy and Kevin tell the first part of this crazy story this week. Stay tuned for Part 2 next week.

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    3096 Days in Captivity: The True Story of My Abduction, Eight Years of Enslavement, and Escape by Natascha KampuschNatascha Kampusch: The Whole Story
  • James Jameson: one of the direct heirs to the Irish whiskey powerhouse--was he a misunderstood rich kid or a sadistic, depraved voyeur? This week, we cheers with a big glass of whiskey and dive into some of the Jameson family garbage. It's pretty dirty, we hear!

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter:tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    On Cannibalism and JamesonThis Jameson Whiskey Heir Once Bought A Girl Just To Watch Her Be Eaten By CannibalsJameson Irish Whiskey
  • Unsolved cases haunt us all, but unsolved mass murders are even more mystifying and rare--especially when there is an apparent treasure-trove of evidence at hand. It’s infuriating and maddening.

    This case has haunted Amy for years, so with the help of Kevin and some great source material, the True Crime Dumpster dives into this sad and seemingly solvable case. Let 2021 be the year of solving all the cold cases!

    Also, our apologies for switching up Rhoda’s name (we sometimes referred to her as Rhonda). She is one of the true heroes of this story, so we are sincerely sorry for any name mix-up.

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    Tinley Park, IllinoisUnresolved:The Lane Bryant ShootingCNN: 5 dead in strip mall shooting; gunman at largeYahoo News: Police: Woman survived store shootingsTrue Crime Garage Episodes 200 + 201
  • 2020 was...something. We discuss the year in review, focusing on some of the biggest crimes of the year. Join Kevin and Amy as they finger the real criminal: 2020.

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Happy Holidays! We’ll be back in a few weeks. Take care, and don’t be garbage to one another.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    Violent crimes surge in US as COVID-19 pandemic ragesCrime and the Coronavirus: What You Need to KnowOpinion: This is the change that could truly honor Breonna TaylorLouisville Officer Who Shot Breonna Taylor Will Be FiredWild True Crime Stories That Really Happened In 2020State seeks to delay trial of former MPD officers in George Floyd's deathHow George Floyd Was Killed in Police Custody
  • Christmas is a time for family, giving, and celebration--but not for Michele Anderson and Joseph McEnroe. These assholes decided to do the complete opposite, and wiped out 3 whole generations of the Anderson family on Christmas Eve. This horrific crime spree rocked the small town of Carnation, WA. Join Kevin and Amy this week as they discuss the heinous crime in detail and take these human garbage heaps to the dump for good!

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter:tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Happy Holidays! We’ll be back in a few weeks. Take care, and don’t be garbage to one another.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    Understanding the Reality of Holiday-Related CrimesThese Are the Most Common Crimes Over the Holidays8-plus years: A timeline of the Carnation murder caseMurderpedia: Michele AndersonThe Carnation, Washington Murders — Talk Murder With MeSmall town rocked by murder of family on Christmas Eve
  • Edward Joseph Leonski was also known as Eddie--but later on, he would be remembered as the “Brownout Strangler” and the “Singing Strangler.” Kevin and Amy look into this 78-year old Australian/American crime and make a few poop jokes while we are at it.

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    The Old Melbourne GaolState Library of Victoria: The Brown-Out StranglerFind a Grave: Edward Joseph Leonski (1917-1942)MurderpediaMonique Hore’s 4-Part Series in the Herald Sun Erin Cook’s “This American Soldier--Serial Killer Terrorized Wartime Australia”“Murder in the Land of Oz” with Jessica Kate and Ellen Rose,” Season 3, Episode
  • We’re talking about more than just soap this week. Leonarda Cianciulli was a cold-blooded killer who would do anything to protect her children--but was that it, or did she derive more pleasure than we could ever imagine? Join us this week as we dive deep in the dumpster to tell you the tale of this witch-y murderess and her dark cauldron of secrets.

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter:tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    Leonarda Cianciulli TimelineBest of True Crime: Leonarda Cianciulli: Italy's 1st Female Serial Killer Fed Victim's Flesh To Unsuspecting PublicMurderpedia: Leonarda CianciulliAll That’s Interesting: Katie Serena’s “Meet Leonarda Cianciulli, Italy's Infamous Female Serial Killer”True Crime All the Time Podcast
  • This week, we bring you the master of holiday entertaining--Martha Stewart. For a while, she was also known for her time in prison, but what exactly was it for and how did it get to that? We talk about insider trading, Martha Stewart’s rise to fame, her sometimes troubled family life, and the crimes that put her away for a bit, but didn’t take away her livelihood.

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

  • Vanished. Disappeared. Gone. This week, we talk about mysterious disappearances, ultimately focusing on Bryce Laspisa and his final days before he went missing at Castaic Lake in August 2013. His friends and family have waited over 7 years to hear something--anything. Listen to this week’s episode to try and figure out what went wrong in those days before his mysterious disappearance. Then, you be the judge. What do you think happened to Bryce?

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    True Crime Times Blog: The Strange Vanishing of Bryce LaspisaTrue Crime Society: The road to nowhere – Bryce LaspisaWebsleuthsFind Bryce Laspisa FacebookSinisterhood Podcast, Episode 61ID Discovery’s Disappeared, “Road to Nowhere” (Season 7, Episode 3)

    Anyone who has information on Laspisa’s whereabouts is asked to call (949) 292-4400 or email findbrycelaspisa@gmail.com.

  • It’s Friday the 13th again, so we are coming back to you this week with a crazy tale that happened on June 13, 1980. The Gores and the Montgomerys were two God-fearing, Christian families living in the “country,” about 20 miles outside of Dallas. When their lives get tangled up in a lukewarm affair, all hell breaks loose. Join Kevin and Amy as they dive into the dumpster to talk out this trash. Thanks for listening!

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    Texas Monthly: “Love and Death in Silicon Prairie, Part I: Candy Montgomery’s Affair” & “Love and Death in Silicon Prairie, Part II: The Killing of Betty Gore” by Jim Atkinson and John Bloom (published in January 1984--these pieces have been drawn from the book Evidence of Love)

    “The True Story of the Friday the 13th Murder: Why Candy Montgomery Killed Betty Gore” by Chanel Vargas

  • It doesn't get much worst than Gary Heidnik--a true garbage person who tortured, raped, abused, and killed women. He joins the list of a whole lot of Bad Garys we've talked about since the beginning of our podcast.

    He is "famously" known for being part of the inspiration for the character of Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs which, if you've seen the movie, is not a good thing.

    Join us and our Canadian shredder pal, Kay, as we talk trash above a very depraved, very sick human as we "celebrate" 1 year of our podcast.

    Thanks for listening!

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    Murderpedia

    Serial Killer calendar: Gary Heidnik

    Wikipedia

    RedHanded Podcast, Episode 114

    Barbara Laker's "25 years later Heidnik captive recalls the horror"

  • Seances, ghosts, witchcraft? It’s spooky season, so it’s the best time to tell the story of Daniel LaPlante. Joining Amy this episode is our good friend Megan and guest appearances from all of our dogs. Thanks for listening!

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    Naomi’s "Moms Or Demons: Daniel LaPlante"Stuff of NightmaresBilli Fitzsimons’ “Annie thought her house was haunted. A boy she went on a date with was living in the walls”Rick Sobey’s “Convicted triple-murderer Daniel LaPlante apologizes in bid for reduced sentence”Dana Kennedy’s “Man Who Found Slain Family Learns to Rebuild His Life From Tragedy”Your Worst Nightmare: “Bump in the Night” True Crime All the Time Podcast, Episode 203: Daniel LaPlante
  • Alisson Cambier, Gina Castillo, and Cassie Jo Stoddart--all of these young women were needlessly murdered by men and boys that felt inspired by Wes Craven’s Scream movie franchise. Today, we discuss all 3, but go into detail on the Cassie Jo Stoddart murder case to expose the foolish and senseless depths that losers Brian Lee Draper and Torey Adamchik go through to feel cool. Join us this week as we talk out the trash and kick these guys to the curb. We also have on our buddy Friday who was able to join us in the dumpster!

    You can join our Facebook group, True Crime Dumpster. Follow us on Twitter: tcdumpster and on Instagram: truecrimedumpster. You can email us at truecrimedumpster@gmail.com. You can also check out our website, truecrimedumpster.com. Listen to our show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.

    Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell your friends about our podcast. Every review, rating, and referral helps us get to a larger audience.

    Sources we used for this episode:

    “Betrayal: The Murder of Cassie Jo Stoddart” by Amity Elise “'Scream' movies are blamed by teenage girl's copycat killer” by Andrew OsbornMy Crime Library: “Torey Adamcik and Brian Draper Teen Killers Murder Cassie Jo Stoddart In Idaho”“Retiring sheriff reflects back on emotional case 14 years later” by Cade GardnerThe Murder of Cassie Jo Stoddart Wikipedia “Idaho State Journal: Supreme Court upholds Adamcik's sentence, releases transcripts of video made by killers” by Shelbie Harris Video of the losers talking about the murder“Dark Irony: Real Life Scream Inspired Killings” by Piper St. James“These Teens Wanted To Kill Their Friend - And Their Plan Was Something Straight Out Of The Movies” by Jacob Shelton“Teenager Convicted of Stabbing His Mother to Death; Cousin Also Guilty” by Monte Morin