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Crimelines True Crime

78 EpisodesProduced by Basement Fort Productions, LLCWebsite

Crimelines walks you through true crime events, pairing captivating tales with clear storytelling. Host Charlie brings in appropriate historic and cultural context to look beyond what happened and consider why it happened.

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MMIWG: Colorado

October 12th, 2020


Over the next few months, we will be profiling Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women cases from the same state. First up is Colorado, where we cover …

Tommy Zeigler

October 5th, 2020


In 1976, Tommy Zeigler was sent to Florida’s death row for a quadruple murder. For the last 44 years, he has fought to prove his innocence, creating one of the longest appellate records ever. After asking for DNA …

Debbie Wolfe

September 21st, 2020


 In December 1985, 28-year-old Debbie Wolfe didn’t show up to work one morning. Less than a week later, her body was found very close to her home. …

Sara Lee Davey

September 17th, 2020


In January 1997, Sara Davey’s parents dropped her off with a friend in Broome, Western Australia. She went out to the bar where she was seen leaving with a man named Richard Dorrough. When her family didn’t hear from …

Paul & Sarah Skiba // Lorenzo Chivers

September 8th, 2020


 In February 1999, Paul Skiba and his employee Lorenzo Chivers headed back home after working two moving jobs. With them  xwas Paul’s 9-year-old …

Marianne Bachmeier

September 3rd, 2020


It was the 5th Monday of the month, which is a week I usually take off. Except when I don't. I decided to cover a really interesting case that's shorter than usual so I guess I took a half-week off.

In 1981, a 35 year …

Girly Chew Hossencofft

August 24th, 2020


When Girly Chew fell in love with a wealthy doctor in the early 1990s, her future seemed brighter than ever. But after years of lies, greed, and …

Ms. Dhu

August 20th, 2020


In 2014, a 22-year-old woman was taken into custody for unpaid fines in Western Australia. Less than 48 hours later, she was dead. It took 6 years …

Introducing: Morally Indefensible

August 18th, 2020


A new podcast from the creator of Crimetown covering not just the case of Jeffery McDonald but also what transpired between him and the author of Fatal Vision. Please listen and go subscribe and then come back to talk …

Angela Green

August 10th, 2020


In February 2020, the Kansas City metro area was surprised when a missing persons report went out for Angela Green. The date she was last seen was June 2019. We all wondered how she was missing for so long with no one …

Corrine Erstad

August 3rd, 2020


This episode is a case about a missing child and there is brief discussion of physical and sexual abuse in the episode. Listener discretion is …

Alan and Terra Bates

July 28th, 2020


When Jessica Callis and Alan Bates married in their senior year of high school, they seemed too young and not quite ready for marriage. And they …

Delimar Vera

July 20th, 2020


**Sorry for the inconsistent audio. I am not sure what went wrong but there are some odd echo-y/tinny parts. I will double check everything before I record again.**

The Cuevas-Vera family went through an unimaginable …

Sharon Baldeagle

July 17th, 2020


In 1984, 12-year-old Sharon Baldeagle disappeared. Unlike most long term missing children’s cases, we know who kidnapped her. But when the man gave a …

Durst Part 2: Susan and Morris

July 14th, 2020


This is part 2 of a 2 part series. If you haven't listened to the first episode, this one won't make any sense!

Robert Durst became one of the most recognizable names in the true crime community when the docu series The …

Durst Part 1: Lynne, Kathie, and Karen

July 7th, 2020


This is part one of a two part series.

Robert Durst became one of the most recognizable names in the true crime community when the docu-series The Jinx was released in 2015. The day before the final episode was …

Brandon Caserta

June 24th, 2020


This episode does discuss suicide. If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact …

Ashlynne Mike

June 18th, 2020


In 2016, two Diné children were kidnapped by a man driving a red van. They were taken into the desert but only one survived the ordeal. Though the …

Chanelle, Monique, and Rita: The Start of TDOR

June 15th, 2020


In the late 1990s, three Black transgender women in the Boston area were murdered and each case had a different outcome. After the third murder, an activist across the country in San Francisco became increasingly …

Update: Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow

June 11th, 2020


Updates on the disappearances of Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow.

Music by Scott Buckley

Michael Gayan // Donna Matthews

June 8th, 2020


When Donna Matthews told friends and family about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, Michael Gayan, they believed her. Donna …

Breonna Taylor

June 4th, 2020


In March 2020, 26 year old Breonna Taylor was shot to death in her home by people she thought were intruders. It turned out they were the police …

Gary Grant Jr.

May 25th, 2020


In January 1984, 7-year-old Gary Grant Jr was killed while walking home from a friend’s house. The neighborhood was shocked when an arrest was made …

Lois Roberts // Monique Clubb

May 22nd, 2020


In 1998, 39-year-old Lois Roberts disappeared from Nimbin, New South Wales and was later found murdered. Then in 2013, 24-year-old Monique Clubb …

The Double Initial Alphabet Murders

May 19th, 2020


In the early 1970s, Rochester New York was rocked by the murders of three little girls. As the public and the police debated whether the deaths were …

Steven Fisher and Melisa Gregory

May 11th, 2020


For over 30 years, a brutal double murder in rural Iowa went unsolved until the television show Cold Justice intervened. After the show’s …

Heidi Allen

April 27th, 2020


In April 1994, 18-year-old Heidi Allen vanished while working a shift at the local convenience store. The investigation led to two arrests, but the …

Janet March

April 21st, 2020


In 1996, Perry March called his in laws and told them that his wife, Janet, had walked out on him after a fight. Within two months of that call, …

Ramona Wilson // Roxanne Thiara // Alishia Germaine

April 17th, 2020


In the span of 6 months in 1994, three indigenous teenagers went missing in Northern British Columbia. All three would be found murdered. When a team …

Alicia Navarro

April 15th, 2020


In September 2019, 14-year-old Alicia Navarro left a note for her family saying she was running away. Seven months later, Alicia remains missing. …

Ray and Faye Copeland

April 13th, 2020


Ray and Faye Copeland raised 6 children and ran their modest family farm for decades. After their children were grown, Ray needed help on the farm. He began hiring transient men from cities hours away from his property. …

Franklin Delano Floyd

April 6th, 2020


There are few serial criminals who have committed the range of crimes as Franklin Delano Floyd. When he was finally arrested for kidnapping a boy he claimed was his son in the 1990s, decades of mysteries were uncovered.

The Lady of the Dunes

March 31st, 2020


 In 1974, a girl walking to her family car on Cape Cod found the body of a woman in a grove of trees. Nearly 46 years later, the woman remains only known as Lady of the Dunes. Who was she? Who killed her? These are …

Kaysera Stops Pretty Places

March 21st, 2020


In August 2019, Kaysera Stops Pretty Places left her aunt’s home in Hardin, Montana. Where she went and what she did remain unknown to her family. In fact, most of the facts of her case have been withheld or misreported …

Nailah Franklin

March 9th, 2020


When Nailah Franklin went missing in September 2007, police quickly narrowed in on a suspect. Less than three months later, he was arrested but it …

Tylee Ryan // JJ Vallow // Lori Vallow Daybell

March 2nd, 2020


In December 2019, the Rexburg Idaho police department issued a press release about two missing children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow. As the case …

The Erdington Murders

February 24th, 2020


This is a different sort of episode to tide everyone over until I'm back to work! Healthy vibes for my household, please. Two women were killed in …

Alyssa McLemore

February 20th, 2020


This episode is part of our on-going Third Thursday series profiling the cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. In 2009, …

Peter Falconio

February 18th, 2020


In July 2001, Peter Falconio and Joanne Lees were taking a dream trip around the world. One night, in the middle of remote central Australia, the …

Zachary Bernhardt

February 10th, 2020


In September 2000, 8-year-old Zachary Bernhardt disappeared from his home in Clearwater, Florida. Though police never named a suspect, the media …

Mary Badaracco

February 3rd, 2020


In August 1984, Mary Badaracco told her daughter she was ready to file for divorce from her husband of 13 years. After that day, no one has seen or …

UPDATE: Fotis Dulos

January 29th, 2020


Update in the Jennifer Dulos case.
This episode does contain details that may be distressing. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please …

Jennifer Dulos

January 21st, 2020


In May 2019, Jennifer Dulos vanished from her home in an upscale neighborhood in Connecticut. Though her body has never been found, three people were …

Monica Jack // Delphine Nikal // Aielah Saric-Auger

January 16th, 2020


Third Thursday bonus episode featuring the stories of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
The Highway of Tears in northern British Columbia has …

Brianna Denison

January 13th, 2020


On January 20, 2008, the unthinkable happened. 19 year old Brianna Denison was abducted while sleeping on her friend’s couch and murdered. Her …

Anita Cobby

January 6th, 2020


The first episode of the New Year is a case out of Australia. 
On February 2, 1986, Anita Cobby was walking home from the train station when a car …

Out With the Old, In With the New

December 30th, 2019


I talk about the year in review, what's changing with the show in 2020, and take listener questions!

CPO John Keith Bemis

December 23rd, 2019


In August of 2012, Tony and Sue Bemis received the news no parent wants to hear. Their son, Chief Petty Officer John Keith Bemis had died by suicide. As they struggled to make sense of their loss, things didn’t add up. …

Judy Smith

December 15th, 2019


In 1997, Judy Smith accompanied her husband to Philadelphia for a business conference. While out sightseeing, Judy vanished. Months later, her body was found hundreds of miles away in clothes her husband didn’t …

Alistair Wilson

December 9th, 2019


In 2004, Veronica Wilson answered her front door on a Sunday evening. The man asked for her husband Alistair. The man’s demeanor didn’t strike her as odd, and he didn’t seem to be a threat. But within 10 minutes, …

Carol Blades

December 2nd, 2019


In December 1969, Carol Blades left her home to go to the laundromat in Nixa, Missouri. She never returned. The local sheriff insisted she ran off …

Jamie Fraley

November 25th, 2019


On April 8, 2008, 22-year-old Jamie Fraley told a friend over the phone she was waiting for a ride to the hospital. Suffering from a stomach bug, …

Alton Coleman and Debra Brown

November 17th, 2019


In 1984, Alton Coleman and Debra Brown went on a crime spree that left many injured and dead. In their trials and appeals, the same question kept …

Rosa Delgado and Rosita Camacho

November 10th, 2019


In October 1997, a woman named Rosa Delgado went to the corner store with her 4-year-old daughter, Rosita Camacho. When the pair never made it home …

Yara Gambirasio

October 27th, 2019


Thirteen-year-old Yara Gambirasio left her gymnastics center in northern Italy in November 2010 and vanished. Three months later, her body was found …

Kamisha Block

October 21st, 2019


In 2007, Kamisha Block was one of nearly 900 US soldiers killed in Iraq. But Kamisha was not killed in combat. Her family was told Kamisha’s death …

Sylena and Allyson Dalton

October 14th, 2019


In July 1998, infant Allyson Dalton was kidnapped from her home after her mother, Sylena Dalton, was brutally murdered. In spite of a suspect rising …

Brown's Chicken Massacre (Part 2 of 2)

October 6th, 2019


On January 8. 1993, the owners of a Brown’s Chicken restaurant in Palatine, Illinois and five of their employees were gunned down shortly after close. Though DNA and palm prints were left at the scene, the case grew …

Brown's Chicken Massacre (part 1 of 2)

September 30th, 2019


On January 8. 1993, the owners of a Brown’s Chicken restaurant in Palatine, Illinois and five of their employees were gunned down shortly after close. Though DNA and palm prints were left at the scene, the case grew …

Denise Amber Lee

September 22nd, 2019


In January 2008, 21-year-old Denise Amber Lee was abducted from her home. After a critical 911 call is mishandled, police lost their best chance to …

Mark Fisher // John Giuca (updated)

September 15th, 2019


Over a holiday weekend in October 2003, 19-year-old college student Mark Fisher took his first trip to New York City unchaperoned. While there, he …

Savanna Greywind

September 1st, 2019


On Saturday, August 19, 2017, Savanna Greywind was doing light chores while waiting for lunch delivery. A neighbor asked the very pregnant Savanna for help with a project. Savanna agreed. She was about to become the …

Tina Fontaine

August 26th, 2019


On August 17, 2014, the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was pulled from the Red River in Manitoba, Canada. But this was only the final tragedy in …

Stacey Stites // Rodney Reed

August 18th, 2019


In April of 1996, 19-year-old Stacey Stites was murdered. A year-long investigation led to the arrest and conviction of a man who has been trying to …

Joshua Maddux (bonus)

August 11th, 2019


Interested in getting premium Crimelines content but not sure it's worth it? Here's a sample episode so you can try it before you buy it! 
To support the show on Himalaya Plus (and get that merch box): either find …

Abraham Shakespeare Part 2 of 2

August 4th, 2019


In November 2006, a man named Abraham Shakespeare hit the jackpot in the Florida lotto. His good-heart led him to give and loan away a large amount of his winnings in short order. When a woman named Dee Dee Moore …

Abraham Shakespeare (Part 1 of 2)

July 29th, 2019


Quick note: the first 5 minutes of this episode is a correction and update on the Jack Family episode. Feel free to skip ahead if you skipped that episode.
In November 2006, a man named Abraham Shakespeare hit the …

The Jack Family

July 24th, 2019


On August 1, 1989, Ronnie Jack met a man in a pub in Prince George. The man promised Ronnie and his wife Doreen a job. They packed up their two sons and left with this man, in the hopes of steady work. They were never …

Krystal Beslanowitch

July 14th, 2019


On December 16, 1995, the body of 17-year-old Krystal Beslanowitch was found. She was the victim of a violent beating. Eighteen years later, DNA …

DJ Fickey

July 8th, 2019


Emergency services were called to a property in Flintstone, Ga. DJ Fickey was dead from a gunshot wound. Initially believed to be a suicide, valuable evidence was lost from the crime scene, leaving DJ’s family to wonder …

Jaleayah Davis

June 30th, 2019


Jaleahyah Davis was the victim of a car crash in November of 2011. The investigation into the cause of the accident lasted over a year. When the …

Debora Green

June 23rd, 2019


In 1995, a fire consumed a home in Prairie Village, Kansas. The fire, which claimed the lives of two children, showed that things were not always …

Carly Ryan

June 16th, 2019


Carly Ryan was lured from her home and murdered in 2007. Her mother then made it her mission to find justice for Carly and to make sure this didn’t happen to anyone else’s child. 
Special thanks to Himalaya
Researched by …

Betsy Aardsma

June 9th, 2019


In 1969, a college student was stabbed to death in the library while at least 5 people stood nearby, but none witnessed the attack. It’s been 50 …

Janet Moses

May 26th, 2019


In 2007, 22-year-old mother of 2 Janet Moses began experiencing a mental health crisis. She and her family believed she had been hit with a curse, …

Joe Cinque

May 19th, 2019


In 1997, Joe Cinque was killed by a fatal dose of heroin administered by his girlfriend Anu Singh. Those details are not in dispute. But pretty much everything else is and the final outcome of this case left much of …

Rico Harris

May 12th, 2019


A former-NBA prospect, standing 6 feet 9 inches tall, walked away from his car and was never seen again. Where is Rico Harris?
Episode written and …

Helen Betty Osborne

May 5th, 2019


In 1971, a young Cree woman was brutally murdered in Manitoba. Even though the perpetrators were identified quickly, it wasn’t until 1987 that any measure of justice was delivered.
Episode written, hosted, and edited by …

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