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SERIAL KILLER: The Hillside Strangler

August 19th, 2019

Between October of 1977 and February of 1978, a serial killer terrorized women in Southern California. Originally preying upon sex workers in Los Angeles, this offender began to target young women irregardless of race …

MISSING: Kimberly McAndrew

August 12th, 2019

Today, August 12, 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of Kimberly McAndrew's disappearance. Over the years investigators have tried using old fashioned …

CAPTURED: Lloyd Lee Welch

August 5th, 2019

During spring break of 1975 Shelia & Kate Lyon went missing from a shopping center near their home and for almost 40 years no one knew what …

MURDERED: Kara, Kelsey, & Jessica

July 29th, 2019

Three cases over ten years. Each one bringing a killer a little closer to justice.
EDIT TO THE EPISODE: please note Kylr Yust was not Jessica Runions boyfriend. Just a friend.

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SERIAL KILLER: Charlie Brandt

July 22nd, 2019

In 2004 a seemingly normal man commits an unthinkable crime. Police and friends are left to wonder what caused this man to just snap but his older …

MISSING: Brandy Hall

July 15th, 2019

In 2006 Brandy Hall vanished after leaving her post at the volunteer fire station early. It would take many years, 3 clues found in three different …

INFAMOUS: Alice Crimmins

July 8th, 2019

Long before Casey Anthony there was another mother America loved to hate... Alice Crimmins. When her children went missing from their room one summer …

UNIDENTIFIED: Sumter County Does

July 1st, 2019

In August of 1976, the bodies of a young man and woman were found in rural Sumter County, South Carolina. Police would infer a lot from their …

MURDERED: Reyna Marroquin // Michelle Schroader

June 17th, 2019

This week we have two stories of women who were murdered and laid to rest, Reyna and Michelle. It would take decades before Reyna would be able to …

CONSPIRACY: North Fox Island & The Oakland County Child Killer Part 2

June 10th, 2019

In part 2 we discuss more suspects in the Oakland County Child Killings and how some or all of them might be connected to North Fox Island.

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CONSPIRACY: North Fox Island & The Oakland County Child Killer Part 1

June 3rd, 2019

In the 1970s the affluent neighborhoods around Detroit Michigan were terrorized by a child killer but were the four murders connected to a bigger conspiracy across the state and possible across the nation?

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MISSING: Patti Adkins

May 20th, 2019

Patti Adkins had been having a secret relationship with a man from her work. When she went missing in July of 2001, troubling details emerge about …

MURDERED: The Eastburn Family

May 13th, 2019

In 1985 Katie Eastburn and two of her daughters were brutally murdered while her husband was away. It would take over 20 years and three trials …


May 6th, 2019

Israel Keyes is the most terrifying name you have probably never heard of. Officials believe he hunted and killed people all across the US and abroad from as early as 1997 - 2012.

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MISSING: Suzanne Lyall

April 29th, 2019

In 1998 a 19 year old college student boarded a bus from her job at the mall to go back to her campus dorm room. She was seen getting off the bus …

UPDATE: Killer on the High Bridge

April 22nd, 2019

On April 22, 2019 the Indiana State Police released new information in the unsolved murder case of Abby & Libby in Delphi, Indiana. Here are the …


April 22nd, 2019

In 2013 a 17-year-old boy's body was found rolled up in a high school gym mat. Local law enforcement was quick to rule it an accident and move on but …

MISSING: Timmothy Pitzen

April 15th, 2019

MISSING: Timmothy PitzenOn April 3, 2019 someone claiming Timmothy Pitzen approached a stranger in KY and told them he had escaped abductors. The …

MURDERED: Jerry Michael Williams

April 8th, 2019

One day before his anniversary Jerry Michael Williams went for a duck hunting trip on lake Seminole but never returned home. For years people were …

MISSING: Rachel Cooke

April 1st, 2019

17 years ago, college student Rachel Cooke was visiting her family home in Texas for her winter break. She went out for an early morning run on her …

UPDATE: April Tinsley & The Monster in Ft. Wayne

March 11th, 2019

Captain Kevin Smith of the Indiana State Police granted us an interview to discuss the arrest of April Tinsley's killer who was apprehended in July …

MISSING: Amy Lynn Bradley

March 4th, 2019

In March of 1998 Amy Lynn Bradley and her family set off and what was to be the trip of a lifetime, a full week long cruise around the Caribbean. But …

UPDATE: Angela Mischelle Lawless (Interview with Josh Kezer)

February 25th, 2019

UPDATE: Josh Kezer, the man who was wrongfully convicted of Angela's murder and then later declared actually innocent, reached out to us to discuss …


February 18th, 2019

In 2014 Lynn Messer went missing from her 260-acre farm in the middle of the night. When he remains are found on the far two years later, despite a thorough search, her family and investigators are left wondering if …


February 17th, 2019

We just found out the man we know as Dr. No has been captured. His name is Samuel Legg III and Brit and Ashley tell you everything we know in the early days of his arrest.

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MISSING: Sneha Philip

February 11th, 2019

Sneha Philip was last seen shopping just a couple blocks away from the World Trade Centers on September 11th, 2001. She never returned home that …

WANTED: Austin Yogurt Shop Killer

February 4th, 2019

In the early 90's, Austin, TX was turned upside down when four young girls were sexually assaulted, murdered, then set on fire inside an ICBY store. …

MURDERED: Robert Wone

January 28th, 2019

This is probably the strangest case of murder we have ever covered here on Crime Junkie. It's the story of Robert Wone who, while staying in a friend's DC guest room, was brutally attacked. But with a staged crime …


January 21st, 2019

During the 80's and 90's, a serial killer was operating out of Ohio, killing sex workers and leaving their bodies along interstates. Could their …

WANTED: Bradford Bishop // Yaser Said

January 14th, 2019

This week, we have two stories for you of men who are wanted for killing their families.
Our first story is about a man named Bradford Bishop, a man who, after not receiving a promotion at work, went home, and …

MISSING: Asha Degree

January 7th, 2019

In February of 2000, a 9-year-old girl named Asha Degree packed her book bag and tucked it away, waiting for the right time to sneak out of her North …

MURDERED: The Watts Family

December 24th, 2018

The most recent family annihilator case in the U.S. was incredibly heartbreaking and had every American checking their TVs and smart phones regularly …

MURDERED: Colleen Orsborn

December 17th, 2018

In March of 1984, 15-year-old Colleen Orsborn skips school for a day on the beach but never returns home. Her case was connected to the infamous …

SERIAL KILLER: On The Colonial Parkway (Part 2)

December 10th, 2018

In part two, we tell you about the murders of Cassandra Lee Hailey, Richard Keith Call, Annamaria Phelps, and Daniel Lauer. Could all four of the …

SERIAL KILLER: On The Colonial Parkway (Part 1)

December 3rd, 2018

In 1986, park rangers near Virginia's Colonial Parkway get notified of a possible traffic accident. When rangers arrive, they are confronted with the …

UPDATE: Alissa Turney

November 27th, 2018

An interview with Alissa's half-sister, Sarah, reveals she no longer thinks her sister ran away. She thinks Alissa was the victim of foul play and …

MISSING: Alissa Turney

November 26th, 2018

In 2001 Mike Turney reported to Phoenix, Arizona police that his 17 year old step-daughter, Alissa, had run away to California. But 7 years later, a …

MURDERED: Oklahoma Girl Scouts

November 19th, 2018

One of Oklahoma's darkest stories. Three young girl scouts are brutally murdered while away at their first night of camp. A Native American man is pinned for the crime but decades later much of the public still wonder …

MISSING: Zachary Bernhardt

November 12th, 2018

In September of 2000, Zachary Bernhardt went missing from his mother's bed while she was out for a brief walk. Is his mother hiding something or …

MURDERED: The Camm Family

November 5th, 2018

In 2000, David Camm, a former Indiana State Trooper, came home from playing basketball to find his entire family had been murdered in their garage. …

INFAMOUS: Lizzie Borden

October 29th, 2018

Lizzie Borden took an ax
Gave her mother 40 whacks
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father 41

But did she really? In this episode we tell the story of Lizzie Borden and the other suspects in the case who you've …

CONSPIRACY: Women in the U.S. Military

October 22nd, 2018

In 2010, statistics came out that 120 female U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq had died. Half of those deaths were reported to be non-combat related. …

MISSING: Maura Murray (Part 2)

October 15th, 2018

This week we re-examine everything we thought we knew about Maura and her disappearance. Lying, stealing, cheating... all of this led Maura to leave her dorm room that February 9th. But the more we learn about Maura and …

MISSING: Maura Murray (Part 1)

October 8th, 2018

In 2004 a 21-year-old UMass student, Maura Murray, sends a message to her professors saying there has been a death in her family and she will be out …

EXPERT ON: Domestic Violence

October 2nd, 2018

In our last episode, we talked about Susan Powell who was a victim of domestic violence. Many of her friends talked about Josh's strange behavior and …

MURDERED: The Powell Family

October 1st, 2018

During a blizzard in December 6, 2009 Josh Powell Claims to have taken his two young sons, ages 2 and 4, camping. When he returned home he finds friends and family frantically searching for them. They're all relieved …


September 17th, 2018

In the late 1960s, three women were murdered after attending the same nightclub. But aside from their location, all three women had something very specific in common. Was this thing they had in common the reason they …

MURDERED: Danielle "Gabby" Akers

September 10th, 2018

In April of 2016, Danielle "Gabby" Akers's body was found in a creek bed 60 miles from her home. She had no clothes or personal belongings with her and its still unknown how she got so far from home without a vehicle. …

MURDERED: The Coleman Family

September 3rd, 2018

When head of security for a cutting edge televangelists starts getting threatening emails, no one seems too concerned. But as those threats escalate and eventually come to fruition, law enforcement isn't convinced that …

MURDERED: Chandra Levy

August 27th, 2018

When a political intern goes missing, all eyes turn towards her hometown congressman. But when that lead dries up, and other women are being …

WANTED: Answers from a Deputy

August 20th, 2018

When Terrance Williams goes missing, most law enforcement officers consider him a low-priority; He wanted, or needed, to disappear. But when his last know location is with Deputy Steven Calkins, suspicions are raised as …

MISSING: Leah Roberts

August 13th, 2018

After friends and family can't get ahold of her for days in a row, they decide that college student Leah Roberts is missing. Two weeks later, her car …

SERIAL KILLER: Todd Kohlhepp

August 6th, 2018

Our Patreon supports will be happy to note that today, we are covering the multiple murders committed by Todd Kohlhepp. This man lured literally …

IF I GO MISSING: Tanya Rider

July 30th, 2018

When hard-working Tanya Rider misses two shifts and is late for a third, her husband knows something is wrong. But can he convince the local sheriff's department to take her disappearance seriously?


MURDERED: Barbara Nantais & Claire Hough

July 23rd, 2018

In the dreamy summers of southern California, two murders happen within yards of each other, but a decade apart. Questions echo throughout these …

WHITE COLLAR: The Dalkon Shield

July 16th, 2018

With the permission from the team over at Swindled Podcast, we are covering one of their best True Crime stories. It’s a story of lies.... cover-ups... and murder. But murder that was done out in the open while a …

CAPTURED: Monster in Fort Wayne

July 15th, 2018

On July 15, 2018 Police finally made an arrest in the 30-year unsolved murder of April Marie Tinsley. In this breaking clip Ashley calls Brit to tell …

MURDERED: Angela Mischelle Lawless

July 9th, 2018

In November 1992, Mischelle Lawless was found by passersbys deceased in her car with the headlights on and vehicle still running. Police have spent …

SERIAL KILLER: The Claremont Killer

June 18th, 2018

Since 1996, people in Claremont had been looking over their shoulders when they go out for a night on the town. Over the span of a few years, three …

MISSING: Sage Smith

June 11th, 2018

On November 20, 2012, Sage Smith left her home at 5:30 for a date. She was seen alone at 6:30 talking to someone on the phone and then possibly sighted one more time at 7:00 at a cafe, again alone. Her father and …

UPDATE: Katelin Akens

June 8th, 2018

In this update episode, Ashley gets the chance to talk to Lisa, Katelin's mom, about Katelin's case, and like, you all asked... What about Katelin's step-father?

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MURDERED: Sylvia Likens

June 4th, 2018

Sylvia was a happy, beautiful 16 year old when her parents left her and her sister in the care of Gertrude Baniszewski while they went on the road …

SERIAL KILLER: The Green River Killer

May 28th, 2018

Through the 80's & 90's, women in the state of Washington were turning up dead. First, along the Green River, then in other clusters throughout the state and even into Portland, Oregon. Not only had these women been …

CAPTURED: Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible's Killer

May 14th, 2018

 In April of 2018, we were all talking about the capture of the Gold State Killer but did you know another long-time cold case was solved that same …

MURDERED: Amber Tuccaro // Henry McCabe

May 14th, 2018

 This week we tell you not one but two stories that have been underreported despite the terrifying audio capture shortly before each of their deaths. 

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MISSING: Bethany Decker

April 30th, 2018

In 2011, Bethany Decker's life was far from easy. As a young wife and mother with a husband overseas in the military, things were strained. When her husband comes back for a short leave, Bethany shares some shocking …

CAPTURED: The Golden State Killer

April 26th, 2018

On April 25th, 2018, a decades-long search for the man believed to be the Visalia Ransacker, the East Area Rapist, the Original Night Stalker, and …

MURDERED: Kenia Monge

April 23rd, 2018

19-year-old Kenia Monge went missing in downtown Denver on April 1, 2011\. When Kenia's step dad finds an eerie text message from a stranger on her …


April 16th, 2018

When a young escort goes missing after an outcall on Long Island in 2010, no one bothers to search for her. No one except a single detective and his dog who while looking, stumble upon the burial ground of a serial …

ADNAN: What Serial Didn't Tell You

April 9th, 2018

Hundreds of millions of people tuned into Serial season one back in 2014. Sarah Koenig told us all about the story of 18 year old high school senior …

UPDATE: Monster in Fort Wayne, Indiana

April 5th, 2018

In this bonus episode, we get the opportunity to talk with April Tinsley’s mom, Janet, about the investigation into her daughter’s murder and the torment April's killer has put her family, and the city of Fort Wayne …

WANTED: Monster in Fort Wayne, Indiana

April 2nd, 2018

Thirty years ago this week, a little girl in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was abducted, sexually assaulted, murdered and now, forgotten by everyone. It is …

MISSING: Kiplyn Davis

March 26th, 2018

In 1995, one of our listeners from Kentucky was high school pen pals with girl named Kiplyn Davis from Spanish Fork, Utah, when one day the Spanish …

MURDERED: The Longo Family

March 19th, 2018

What makes a seemingly normal family man snap, murder his entire family, and assume a new identity in Mexico? Christian Longo was a husband, and father of three kids, who moved his family to Oregon to escape legal and …

MISSING: Katelin Akens

March 12th, 2018

In December of 2015, Katelin was to board a plane from VA to AZ. She texted her mom that she made it to the airport and her phone was dying, so she …

SERIAL KILLER: Herb Baumeister

March 5th, 2018

In the late 90s, Indianapolis was rocked when it was found out that a local business man was murdering gay men and burying them on his 15 acre estate …

UPDATE: Niqui McCown

March 1st, 2018

In this bonus episode we get the opportunity to talk with Niqui McCown’s daughter, Payton, and get all our left over questions from episode one answered!

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CONSPIRACY: Bardstown, Kentucky

February 26th, 2018

A 35 year old woman named Crystal Rogers went missing from Bardstown, KY back in 2015\. Her car was found on the side of a busy parkway with a flat …


February 19th, 2018

On May 17, 1968, a woman was found in the woods, murdered and wrapped in tent fabric. For over 30 years she remained unidentified in a Kentucky grave with a donated headstone that bore the name "Tent Girl". But 90s …

WANTED: Killer on the High Bridge

February 12th, 2018

On February 13th, 2017, Abby Williams and Libby German went for a hike near the Monon High Bridge, in Delphi, Indiana. After Libby posted a Snapchat photo of Abby at 2:07 pm, the girls were never seen alive again. …

MURDERED: Amy Weidner

February 5th, 2018

A teenage mother stays home from school one day with her daughter because she isn't feeling well. Just a few hours after her family leaves the house …

MISSING: Bryce Laspisa

January 29th, 2018

Bryce Laspisa started acting strangely on August 27, 2013\. Just a couple of days into his sophomore year, friends started to become concerned about his unusual behavior. He planned atrip home to visit his parents and …


January 22nd, 2018

Shawn Grate is currently awaiting trial in Ohio for two counts of murder but his admitted body count is much more. From 2005 - 2016 he terrorized …

MURDERED: Karina Holmer

January 15th, 2018

In 1996, Boston saw one of the most brutal, and now notorious, murders of their city. Over 20 years later, not many people outside of Boston know the name of the Swedish nanny who was brutally murdered, dismembered and …

WANTED: Robert Fisher

January 8th, 2018

Robert William Fisher is an American fugitive wanted for the murder of his wife and two children. Their home in Scottsdale, Arizona was blown up on April 10, 2001 in an attempt to cover up the crimes. However, no one …

SERIAL KILLER: The West Mesa Serial Killer

January 1st, 2018

Happy New Year! For our first episode of 2018, we outline the still-unsolved murders of the West Mesa Serial Killer **FYI: We've marked this episode …

MURDERED: Laci Peterson - Part Two

December 25th, 2017

The story everyone thinks they know... but do you really? In part two, we discuss the continued focus on Scott as a suspect in the disappearance and murder of his wife, Laci.

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MURDERED: Laci Peterson

December 18th, 2017

The story everyone thinks they know... but do you really? In part one we cover Laci’s disappearance and the suspicion that fell on her husband Scott Peterson.

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MISSING: Niqui McCown

December 18th, 2017

The story of an Indiana woman who disappears from a laundry mat only weeks before her wedding.

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