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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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Calyx and Beau Schenecker

August 15th, 2022


Julie Schenecker spent years struggling with her mental health, dealing with medications, psychiatrists, and hospitalizations. But when she did the …

Bonus: The Girl in the Picture Discussion

August 11th, 2022


Listen in as Charlie, Lanie (True Crime Fan Club), and Nina (Already Gone) talk about the new Netflix documentary The Girl in the Picture. 

For more info on possible victims of Franklin Floyd, check out Anna Priestland …

Corryn Rayney (Part 2)

August 5th, 2022


On August 15, 2007, after being missing for 8 days, Corryn Rayney’s body was found in a shallow grave. The investigation included a deep look at all trace forensic evidence available. But her estranged husband Lloyd …

Introducing: Scam Likely

August 2nd, 2022


When a small team of government investigators learns that ordinary citizens all around the U.S. are losing their life savings to scam callers, they …

Corryn Rayney (Part 1)

August 1st, 2022


In 2007 Corryn and Lloyd Rayney were in the early stages of what was looking to be a messy divorce. But they agreed to sit down one night after …

RonRico and Ashley Shutes

July 18th, 2022


RonRico and Ashley Shutes were newlyweds but the honeymoon was quickly over. After arguing all day after 10 months of marriage, Ashley got into her car to leave. What happened next was believed to be an accident, but …

Sequoya Vargas

July 11th, 2022


In 1993, Sequoya Vargas told her mother she was spending the night with a friend. When she didn’t come home, her family reported her missing to the …

Bear Brook: The Allenstown Four, Eunsoon Jun, and Denise Beaudin

June 27th, 2022


Four bodies were found in barrels near Bear Brook state park in New Hampshire. This case would take many turns until their killer was identified. It …

Wondery Presents: The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley

June 21st, 2022


On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The prime suspect was her husband, famed actor …

Recovering Brandon Lawson

June 20th, 2022


In 2013, Brandon Lawson disappeared. For years, his last 911 was analyzed. In 2022, a team of searchers found items that led to the recovery of …

Introducing Persona: The French Deception

June 14th, 2022


Introducing the true crime podcast Persona: The French Deception— the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time.

What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? …

The Lewis Clark Valley Murders

June 13th, 2022


Between 1979 and 1982, five people disappeared or were murdered in the Lewiston-Clarkston metro area, straddling the state line between Idaho and …

Kelly, the El Dorado Jane Doe

June 6th, 2022


In 1991, a woman was murdered by her abusive boyfriend at a motel as she was attempting to leave him. When police responded, they found that the …

Aftershow with Date with Dateline

June 2nd, 2022


The hosts of Date with Dateline join me to discuss all things Dateline and the latest Crimelines episodes on Tim and Larissa Schuster.

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Tim and Larissa Schuster (Part 2)

May 30th, 2022


In July 2003, Tim Schuster went missing during a prolonged and bitter divorce. When his body was found in his estranged wife’s storage unit, it …

Tim and Larissa Schuster (Part 1)

May 23rd, 2022


For about 15 years, Tim and Larissa Schuster were happily married. Then Tim said Larissa changed and the marriage became strained. Tim wanted to work on the marriage but Larissa insisted on a divorce. But she wanted Tim …

Aftershow with the Unseen podcast (Caprice)

May 19th, 2022


I spoke with Caprice, the host of the UK-based Unseen podcast about Shannon Matthews, the reputations of council estates, and the types of cases she covers. 

You can find the Unseen podcast in your favorite podcast app! 

Shannon Matthews

May 16th, 2022


When 9-year-old Shannon Matthews disappeared on her way home from school, the community took to the streets to search for the little girl and to …

Franklin Pullian

May 9th, 2022


When 29-year-old Frankie Pullian was killed in a hit-and-run crash, the responding officers thought something didn’t look quite right. So they …

Aftershow with Paul Holes from Murder Squad

April 27th, 2022


Paul Holes worked as a cold case investigator and, on retirement, found himself thrust into the media spotlight. In his new memoir Unmasked: My Life …

Sophie Sergie MMIW

April 25th, 2022


Sophie Sergie was visiting friends in Fairbanks when she was found murdered in a dorm at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The case went cold until …

Christy Espinosa

April 18th, 2022


In 2009, a young woman went out to celebrate Mardi Gras with her friends. When she didn’t return home, everyone was worried. But when the suspects …

Tegan Lane and Keli Lane (Part 2)

April 11th, 2022


In 1996, Keli Lane gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Tegan. After she left the hospital, she showed up at home without a baby. When a …

Tegan Lane and Keli Lane (Part 1)

April 4th, 2022


This case is a two-parter! I haven't done one of those in a while. The second part is available now for Patreon supporters and Apple Subscribers. It will be available FREE (ad-supported) on April 11th.

Aftershow with Defense Diaries (Bob Motta)

March 31st, 2022


Bob Motta, criminal defense attorney and host of the true crime podcast Defense Diaries, joins me to discuss difficult cases and other stories from …

Anne Marie Fahey and Tom Capano

March 28th, 2022


When Anne Marie Fahey went missing, a secret affair known only to a few of her closest friends was revealed. A secret affair with an attorney who …

Monique Clubb MMIW Australia

March 14th, 2022


In 2013, Monique Clubb traveled from her home in Hervey Bay to Brisbane with friends. They returned but she never did. When I first spoke with her family nearly 2 years ago, they had been left in the dark as far as the …

Sherri Papini

March 7th, 2022


In November 2016, the nation watched the 24-hour news cycle report on a California woman who seemingly vanished while out on a run. Her family and …

Alicia Markovich, Colleen Orsborn, & Deborah Quimby

February 28th, 2022


In the early 2000s, the families of three missing girls received letters telling them what happened to their loved ones. The letters were mailed from the Manchester, NH area though none of the letters have brought …

Aftershow: Claudia Lawrence w/ Riddle Me That

February 23rd, 2022


Jules from Riddle Me That and The Path Went Chilly joined me to discuss the gendered reporting in the media surrounding the Claudia Lawrence case as …

Claudia Lawrence

February 21st, 2022


A 35-year-old old chef vanished on her way to work one morning. The media quickly picked up the case of the young and pretty missing woman. But when …

Barbara Gibbons

February 14th, 2022


When an 18-year-old was accused of a horrific crime, public opinion was in his favor. By mortgaging their homes, the people of Litchfield County …

Sonya Ivanoff MMIW

February 7th, 2022


When Sonya Ivanoff disappeared into the night, it took a scared witness coming forward to lead to an unlikely suspect. 

Podcast shout outs: True Crime …

Episode 4: Oralism and The Preservation of Sign Language

February 3rd, 2022


This is a short history series. Regular true crime content will return next week.

American sign language was not everyone's preferred method of …

Episode 3: Gallaudet University and DPN

February 2nd, 2022


This is a short history series. Regular true crime content will return next week.

Deaf education develops in Europe in two directions: the oral method …

Episode 2: (formal) Deaf education comes to America

February 1st, 2022


This is a short history series. Regular true crime content will return next week.

Deaf education develops in Europe in two directions: the oral method …

Episode 1: Early Sign Communities

January 31st, 2022


This is a short history series. Regular true crime content will return next week.

Sign language in the present-day United States existed before …

Darlene VanderGiesen

January 24th, 2022


When Darlene VanderGiesen went missing after work in 2006, the Deaf community of Sioux Falls rallied around her family. But when the investigation pointed to someone within their circle, the conversation began over how …

Aftershow: The Burger Chef w/ The Murder Sheet

January 19th, 2022


Please listen to The Burger Chef episode first! 


When a crime scene is contaminated, crucial evidence is lost and the investigation struggles to make up for that lost ground. But what …

The Burger Chef Murders

January 17th, 2022


When a crime scene is contaminated, crucial evidence is lost and the investigation struggles to make up for that lost ground. But what happens when a crime has two vital scenes and both are contaminated? You end up with …

The Missing Six: Gert van Rooyen and Joey Haarhoff

January 10th, 2022


In 1990, a kidnapped teen broke free from her captor and ran to the police. What they uncovered was a serial killer… according to some. Others …

The Cedarville Rancheria Murders MMIP

January 3rd, 2022


A family feud carries over into tribal politics. When one person’s back was against the wall, they chose violence in one of the only modern mass …

2021 Q&A

December 27th, 2021


It's my annual chance to talk about myself. Thank you so much for your support over the last 2+ years!

Approximate timestamps:

1 minute: talking about 2021 in review

5 minutes: Q&A about true crime topics

25 minutes: …

Catherine Walker

December 20th, 2021


An Army wife was killed by an intruder on a military reservation and the neighbors feared lax security was to blame. But they would soon find out …

Juanita Zdroik

December 19th, 2021


For years, police suspected a double murder in Milwaukee and a single victim in Raymond, Wisconsin were connected but it would take years before a …

Alexis Patterson

December 18th, 2021


In May 2002, Alexis Patterson walked to school and then disappeared. It has been nearly 20 years since anyone has seen her and conflicting witness …

Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow MMI2S

December 17th, 2021


In 2017, South Dakota made it about 4 hours into the new year before they had their first murder of a trans woman. Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow was an active member of the Sioux Falls Two-Spirit and Allies group and her …

Philip and Cheryl Beadles

December 16th, 2021


A couple was found dead in 1975 and it is one of Daly City, California’s oldest unsolved crimes. 

If you have any information on the murders of Philip …

Latricia White // Lee and Chance Wackerhagen

December 15th, 2021


Lee Wackerhagen Jr spent 23 years as a wanted fugitive and was even added to the Texas most wanted list. But a reinvestigation into the case turned everything upside down and made a fugitive into a suspected victim. 

Ani Ashekian

December 14th, 2021


Ani Ashekian was an adventurer, traveling around the world in her 20s. But when the Ontario-native took a spur of the moment trip to Asia, she would …

Emily Stuart and Marjorie Szeker

December 13th, 2021


Princeton, New Jersey is one of the safest towns in America and home to Princeton University. But in 1989, multiple stabbings rattled the resident’s …

David Glenn Lewis

December 12th, 2021


After David Glenn Lewis disappeared in 1993, a confusing timeline left the investigators and the family with different theories of what happened. It took 10 years to get even a partial answer to the mystery yet that …

Harve and Keiko Ringheim

December 11th, 2021


In 1986, Harve Ringheim’s daughter walked into the house for her weekend visit with her father. She walked into a horrific scene, one investigators struggled to make sense of. 

Anyone with information about the case is …

Tchicaya Williams

December 10th, 2021


Tchicayah Williams called the fall of 2020 the time when she had her “squad” back since all 6 of her children were living nearby. But an unconscionable crime shook their squad and Caya’s family is still waiting for …

Roberta Laws

December 9th, 2021


On Tuesday, March 31st, 2009, a woman called the sheriff’s department. She told the police a story that was almost unbelievable. Someone had been …

Beverley Rowbotham

December 6th, 2021


Beverley Rowbotham packed up her life in Saskatchewan and moved with her husband for his new job in Manitoba. While the move was stressful, their …

Carl & Kathleen Schroll // Olin Pete Coones

November 22nd, 2021


In 2008, a feud over money in Kansas City, Kansas turned deadly. The circumstantial evidence pointed in one direction and the forensic evidence in …

Josh and Amber Hilberling

November 15th, 2021


In 2011, Josh and Amber Hilberling’s violent marriage ended in a sudden death. Was it an accident during a fight or was it more than that?


Rose Downwind MMIW

November 8th, 2021


When Rose Downwind disappeared in 2015, the investigators were giving a confusing and contradicting timeline. But from the start, they didn’t believe the Anishinaabe mother of 5 simply walked away from the family she …

Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis

November 1st, 2021


When Ashley Pond disappeared in January 2002 on her way to school, the investigators first wondered if she had run away. As they were investigating, …

Tess White MMIW

October 26th, 2021


When Tess White disappeared in May 2016, it had all the makings of a case that would go cold. But a series of events all came together to take this …

William and Mary Patterson

October 18th, 2021


This week, in the spirit of October, we are covering a mysterious unsolved case from the 1950s. I have some really heavy cases coming up and thought …

Jesse Valencia

October 11th, 2021


A University of Missouri student was chased down and murdered in 2004, leaving behind a list of ex and current love interests as suspects. But a Crime Stoppers tip turned the investigation away from other students and …

Jaidyn Leskie Part 2

October 5th, 2021


Fourteen month old Jaidyn Leskie disappeared in 1997 from his babysitter’s home. The babysitter, his mother’s boyfriend, said he left the little boy …

Jaidyn Leskie Part 1

October 4th, 2021


Fourteen month old Jaidyn Leskie disappeared in 1997 from his babysitter’s home. The babysitter, his mother’s boyfriend, said he left the little boy …

Lisa Marie Young MMIW

September 27th, 2021


Lisa Marie Young went out for a friend's birthday in 2002. She was last seen leaving a party to get something to eat. Though the RCMP waited months to begin ground searches, the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation showed up in …

Brenda Schaefer and Mel Ignatow

September 20th, 2021


When Brenda Shaeffer went missing, her family believed her ex-fiance was involved. The investigation went from Kentucky to Florida to Hong Kong but …

Colleen Slemmer

September 13th, 2021


Colleen Slemmer went to the Job Corps program in Knoxville Tennessee with hope for a better career. Instead, she ran right into someone who has been …

Sara and Fred Tokars

August 30th, 2021


A mother was carjacked and murdered with her little boys in the car. But the carjacking wasn’t the motive. It turned out she had discovered somebody’s secret

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Lisa Marie Kimmell: The Lil Miss Murder

August 23rd, 2021


A young woman went missing along a desolate highway. The case became known as the Lil Miss Murder, a reference to the vanity plate of the car she was …

Beth Barnard

August 16th, 2021


In 1986, Phillip Island Australia was shocked by the brutal murder of one woman and the disappearance of another. The two women were linked to the same man. But was this the case of a victim and a killer on the run or …

Britney Tiger MMIW

August 9th, 2021


Several months ago, I wondered in an episode about the lasting effects of McGirt V Oklahoma on criminal justice in eastern Oklahoma. Well, tonight we are going to find out. 

If you have any information on the …

Linda Stoltzfoos

August 2nd, 2021


In 2020, a young Amish woman went missing while walking home from church. A combination of eye witnesses and security cameras led the police to the …

Logan Tucker

July 26th, 2021


When Logan Tucker disappeared, his mother had two stories about where he was--one she gave to family and the other to law enforcement. One thing was …

Preeta Gabba

July 19th, 2021


A woman was gunned down while crossing the street and all evidence pointed in one direction. But could a brilliant, detail oriented person with a PhD …

Sharon Kinne

July 12th, 2021


Unlike the majority of male serial killers, female serial killers don’t usually kill from a compulsion to kill but rather for pragmatic reasons. But …

Diane and Alan Johnson

July 5th, 2021


In 2003, a couple was gunned down in their own home. Three suspects emerged early on but the investigation would soon focus on one of them. But would …

Helen Brach Part 2

June 23rd, 2021


In 1977, the woman who inherited the Brach’s candy fortune vanished. Inconsistent stories, tales of horse thievery, and a lot of hinky stuff over the …

Helen Brach Part 1

June 21st, 2021


Part 2 will be out in a couple days!

In 1977, the woman who inherited the Brach’s candy fortune vanished. Inconsistent stories, tales of horse thievery, and a lot of hinky stuff over the last 44 years has left this one …

Bonus: Lady of the Dunes, a conversation

June 17th, 2021


Thank you to Annie from Fresh Hell for joining me! This is a little bit of a different episode. We recorded this for inclusion in a documentary. To hear more about the case, check out:

Mia Henderson MMIW

June 14th, 2021


Two young women met when the University of Arizona made them roommates for their freshman year. Within 3 weeks, this random pairing had deadly consequences. 

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Jaclyn Dowaliby

June 7th, 2021


In 1988, a little girl went missing from her home in the overnight hours. The police zero in on their suspects but the prosecution team has a …

Eric Miller

May 31st, 2021


In November of 2000, researcher Eric Miller became mysteriously ill after a night out with friends. Within two weeks, he was dying. Was he contaminated in the lab or did someone want Eric dead?

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Cherryl Pearson

May 24th, 2021


A well regarded doctor went missing after a mysterious phone call and over 19 years later, it doesn’t appear the police aren’t any closer to knowing …

The Van Krevel Family

May 17th, 2021


Two horrific murders in the Wollongong area shocked the community. When everyone began feeling safe again with the killer in custody, a similar …

Connie Grandinetti MMIW

May 11th, 2021


When Connie Grandinetti was murdered in 1997, the RCMP had to follow a few leads. Eventually a tip led them to a single suspect. They set up a Mr. …

Kara Kopetsky and Jessica Runions

May 3rd, 2021


In 2007, 17 year old Kara Kopetsky walked out of her high school and disappeared without a trace. Nine years later, in 2016, 21 year old Jessica …

Larry and Rebecca Fenton

April 26th, 2021


Piers Morgan called Rebecca Fenton either a wrongfully convicted woman or the best liar he has ever met. This is a case that flew under the radar for …

Patricia O'Connor

April 19th, 2021


In 2017, Patricia O’Connor was a year into her retirement after a lifetime of supporting her family. When her family reported that she stormed out …

The Gautier Family

April 12th, 2021


**This episode discusses sexual abuse and assault. Listener discretion is advised.**

Kim Gautier and TJ Weber’s relationship was on again, off again. …

Cullen Davis and the murders of Andrea Wilborn and Stan Farr

April 5th, 2021


When the police respond to a crime scene to three witnesses identifying the same man as the shooter, you would think the case is a slam dunk. But …

Karabo Mokoena

March 29th, 2021


In 2017, Karabo Mokoena went missing after a night out in Johannesburg. When the details of what happened to her became public, it led to a trending hashtag men are trash in South Africa, reflecting both on how Karabo …

The Lane Bryant Shooting

March 22nd, 2021


Tinley Park, Illinois is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Chicago and the sight of one of the most infamous unsolved mass murders. Two employees …

Margo Prade

March 15th, 2021


When a popular Akron doctor was gunned down in a parking lot, there were only a few suspects and the evidence was largely circumstantial. But after a …

Terri Hoffman and Conscious Development

March 8th, 2021


In the 1960s and 70s, new spiritual movements were springing up in response to those disaffected by the free love movement. A Dallas-based group became linked to several deaths in which the estates were all left to the …

Rae Elaine Tourtillott // Katelyn Kelley MMIW

March 1st, 2021


The Menominee Tribe has known adversity and triumph as grassroots efforts have preserved the land and culture of the tribe. Among those efforts is …

Maria Korp Pt. 2

February 22nd, 2021


In February 2005, Tania Herman brutally attacked and attempted to kill Maria Korp, the wife of her boyfriend. As Maria lay in a coma in the hospital, Tania confessed that she had committed the crime but pointed the …

Maria Korp Pt. 1

February 15th, 2021


Maria Korp spent the end of 2004 and the start of 2005 weighing her options. She didn’t want to end her marriage to her philandering husband Joe, but she also was tired of how she was being treated. In February 2005, …

Kristie Moon

February 8th, 2021


Over a decade before Holly Bobo disappeared from a town outside Decaturville, Tennessee, another young woman went missing. But after Holly’s …

Pamela Butler // Marta Haydee Rodriguez

February 1st, 2021


When Pamela Butler disappeared in February 2009, two persons of interest rose to the top of the list. But the investigation stalled until a cold case …

Linda and Shirley Skeek MMIW

January 25th, 2021


In January 2016, Linda Skeek disappeared from her home in Anchorage, Alaska. The state pursued a rare no-body murder trial in her case. But before the trial occurred, Linda’s sister-in-law Shirley Skeek went missing. …

Pt. 2 Fred Jablin and Piper Rountree: The Investigation

January 18th, 2021


When a vicious custody battle ends in murder, the police initially suspect the angry ex. But the clues began to point elsewhere--at an overprotective …

Update: Lisa Montgomery

January 13th, 2021


This episode picks up where my Bobbie Jo Stinnett episode left off.

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Pt. 1 Fred Jablin and Piper Rountree: The Backstory

January 11th, 2021


When Fred Jablin and Piper Rountree began dating, people couldn’t help but think it was a case of opposites attract. But when their difference …

Bobbie Jo Stinnett // Lisa Montgomery

January 4th, 2021


On December 16, 2004, a woman pulled up outside Bobbie Jo Stinnett's house in Skidmore, Missouri. The pretense was to look at some puppies Bobbie Jo …

Bonus: Q&A

December 30th, 2020


I answered your questions about podcasting, true crime, and work/life balance yesterday on a live stream. I cleaned up the audio but this was an off the cuff live discussion so a little different than usual.

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Wendy Gillenwater // Branson Perry

December 29th, 2020


In 2000, 2001, and 2004, the same family living in small town, Missouri experienced three separate tragedies: two murders and one disappearance. This week, I will bring you the stories of two of those cases--the murder …

Ida Beard, Susie Wahpekeche, Regina Curtis, & Angela “Sam” Maynahona (MMIW)

December 21st, 2020


In March of 2020, Oklahoma Legislature passed Ida’s Law to make it easier for law enforcement to investigate the cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people. This month, we are going to cover four of those cases. 

If …

Bob Dow

December 14th, 2020


In 2004, Bob Dow and Bobbi Jo Smith were living together in a party house in Mineral Wells, Texas. The nature of their relationship is as disputed as what happened on May 5th, 2004 when Bobbi Jo and her girlfriend …

Update: Breonna Taylor

December 11th, 2020


Just a quick update episode.

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Barry and Honey Sherman

December 8th, 2020


Barry and Honey Sherman had it all--wealth, respect, successful children, and loving friends. When they were found dead in their home in December …

Brooke Gregg Morris

November 30th, 2020


A couple was watching for deer on a rural road in Tennessee when they saw the unimaginable, the lifeless body of 23-year-old Brooke Gregg Morris. As …

Dione Begay Thomas MMIW

November 16th, 2020


On one day in April 2015, t he police responded to calls to a hotel room in Gallup, New Mexico three times. On the last call, Dione Begay Thomas was …

Christen Hobson

November 9th, 2020


The community of Overland Park, Kansas came together in the spring of 1980 to look for 13-year-old Christen Hobson. His father and stepmother were …

Retha Stratton

November 4th, 2020


Disclaimer: This episode deals with the details of multiple sexual assaults. Listener discretion is advised.

Within 48 hours of 18 year old Retha …

Lars Mittank

October 26th, 2020


After CCTV footage of Lars Mittank hit the internet, he was dubbed the Most Famous Missing Person on YouTube. But the international publicity hasn’t answered the question his friends and family have been …

The Flactif Family

October 21st, 2020


In 2003, an entire family living in a resort town in France disappeared. Rumors persisted that they left on their own when the father’s shady business practices caught up to him. Though initially swayed by these rumors, …

Jerri Foland, Angelica Sandoval, and Sioux Feather Nightwalker (MMIW)

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 (MMIW)

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 (MMIW)

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 …

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 MMIW

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 released, …

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 (MMIW)

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 …

Update: Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow

June 11th, 2020


Updates on the disappearances of Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow.

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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 …

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 (MMIW)

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 (MMIW)

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 Floyd, Suzanne Sevakis, and Michael Hughes

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 (MMIW)

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 …

Alyssa McLemore (MMIW)

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Monica Jack // Delphine Nikal // Aielah Saric-Auger (MMIW)

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. …

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 …

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!

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Savanna Greywind (MMIW)

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 (MMIW)

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 Jack Family (MMIW)

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 what they seemed.  Written and hosted by Charlie …

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 …

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 …

Janet Moses (MMIW)

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 …

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 (MMIW)

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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