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The Generation Why Podcast

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The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies.All episodes are available for free, with … read more

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Leola Shreves - 546

November 27th, 2023


January 2013, Yuba City, CA. In a small town north of Sacramento, CA, 94-year old Leola Shreves was found dead in her home by her son-in-law. Windows …

Terrence Woods Jr. - 545

November 20th, 2023


October 5th, 2018. Idaho County, Idaho. Terrence Woods Jr. was part of a crew filming a Discovery show in a remote area. At the end of the workday, Terrence reportedly dropped his radio and ran down a steep cliff, …

Listen Now: Ghost Story

November 13th, 2023


Tristan Redman is a journalist who doesn’t believe in ghosts. But weird things happened in his teenage bedroom – weirder than normal. When, years later, he discovers subsequent occupants of his family home were haunted …

Dorothy Jane Scott - 544

November 13th, 2023


May 28, 1980. Anaheim, California. When Dorothy Jane Scott noticed her co-worker had an inflamed red wound on his arm and seemed unwell, she insisted on driving him to the local hospital to get treatment. While her …

Demons and Saviors - 543

November 6th, 2023


Justin & Aaron give commentary on Demons and Saviors, the documentary about the conviction of Christina Boyer for the death of her daughter, Amber.

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Halloween Special - 542

October 30th, 2023


For Halloween we speak with our long time blogger, Lindsay, about the Borley Rectory haunting and Julia Georgiana Seabrook Legare.

We hope you have …

Lisa Marie Young - 541

October 22nd, 2023


Lisa Marie Young was a 21-year-old Indigenous Canadian who disappeared from Nanaimo, British Columbia on June 30, 2002. She had attended a local …

An October Update

October 16th, 2023


We took a much needed week off but wanted to give a quick update, talk Crimecon, and give a few podcast suggestions. You can find Marooned, and all of the other podcasts we mentioned, wherever you listen to podcasts.

The Murder of Tupac Shakur - 540

October 9th, 2023


September 7th, 1996. Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac Shakur was shot four times at a red light on his way to a Vegas nightclub. Hours before the shooting he …

Aaron's New Podcast Is: Marooned

October 4th, 2023


Aaron Habel (Generation Why) and Jack Luna (Dark Topic) bring you stories of the catastrophically lost. Search for Marooned in whichever podcast app …

Grant Solomon - 539

October 2nd, 2023


On July 20, 2020, Grant Solomon was struck by his own truck and killed. The only witness to Grant’s death was his father, Aaron Solomon. Some in the …

Johnny Clarke & Lisa Straub - 538

September 25th, 2023


On January 31st, 2011 Johnny Clarke and Lisa Straub were found dead inside Lisa’s home. Their hands were bound, and plastic bags were taped over …

Leon Dewayne Hignite - 537

September 18th, 2023


September 28th, 2017. Lexington, Kentucky. Carol Ann Hignite called 911 to report that her husband had fallen three days earlier and hit his head. …

The Oliver Sisters - 536

September 11th, 2023


July 30, 2022. Atlanta, Texas. The bodies of three young sisters were found in a neighbor’s private pond several hours after they were reported …

Socorro Caro - 535

September 4th, 2023


November 22nd, 1999. Camarillo, California. After an argument with his wife, Xavier Caro left his home and drove to his office. When he returned, he found his wife injured from a gunshot wound to the head, and three of …

Murders of Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchanan - 534

August 28th, 2023


May 19th, 1991, Castlerock, Northern Ireland. On May 19th, 1991 Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchanan were found dead in a vehicle inside her father’s garage. Their cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning, and …

Diane Whipple - 533

August 21st, 2023


January 26th, 2001. San Francisco, California. Diane Whipple was returning to her apartment after running errands when she was fatally attacked by her neighbor’s dog. Diane, her partner, and several residents were …

Samantha Josephson - 532

August 14th, 2023


March 29th, 2019. Columbia, South Carolina. Samantha Josephson was spending the evening with her friends celebrating her recent acceptance into …

Sarah Jo Pender - 531

August 7th, 2023


October 25, 2000. Indianapolis, IN. Two bodies were found in a dumpster near downtown Indianapolis. The police quickly identified the victims as …

Tiffany Booth - 530

July 31st, 2023


October 1, 2020. Las Vegas, Nevada. Tiffany Booth texted her mom and said she needed to get out of the condo because her asthma was acting up, and …

Death of Aron Christensen - 529

July 24th, 2023


August 20th, 2022, Walupt Lake, Washington State. Aron Christensen and his puppy were found dead on a hiking trail near Walupt Lake. The next day, a man called to report that his son had fired a shot at what he thought …

Leon Laureles - 528

July 17th, 2023


May 10, 1996. Brown County, Texas. A burning car was located next to a remote road. It belonged to 30-year old Leon Laureles who was lying near the …

Albert Joseph "Joey" Fischer Jr - 527

July 10th, 2023


March 3, 1993. Rancho Viejo, Texas. When 18 year old Joey Fischer Jr. broke up with his girlfriend Cristina, her mother, Dora Garcia Cisneros, could …

Three From Tulsa / Brandon Lee Helms - 526

July 3rd, 2023


October 21, 2021. Friends Jack Grimes and Dwayne Selby were heading to a horse show in Fort Worth, Texas. After not hearing from Dwayne for a couple of days, his mother Cookie went to his and Jack’s home to check on the …

Zhifan Dong - 525

June 26th, 2023


February 11, 2022. Salt Lake City, Utah. Zhifan Dong was a University of Utah student who was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend in February 2022. he is currently awaiting trial in the state of Utah. Many people, …

Mark Timothy Todd - 524

June 19th, 2023


March 26th, 1990. Festus, Missouri. Former Festus Police Chief William Pagano killed his friend and coworker Mark Timothy Todd. He claimed that he …

Marie Carlson - 523

June 5th, 2023


October 17th, 2011. Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The congregation of Calvary Emerald Coast Church thought that Pastor James Flanders and his wife Tanya invited Marie Carlson to live with them because she had left an …

Michael Keetley - 522

May 29th, 2023


November 25, 2010, Ruskin, Florida. On Thanksgiving Day, 2010 a man dressed as a law enforcement officer approached a house in the early morning hours and shot at a group of men, killing two of them and wounding four. …

Morgan Patten - 521

May 22nd, 2023


November 8, 2019. Jacksonville, North Carolina. Morgan Patten, 24, had traveled to North Carolina to visit her fiance, Phillip Brandon. He was a U.S. …

Lana Clarkson - 520

May 15th, 2023


February 3, 2003, Alhambra, California. Famous record producer Phil Spector invited a woman named Lana Clarkson home to his mansion for a drink. Not …

Janice Trahan - 519

May 8th, 2023


July 23, 1996. Lafayette, Louisiana. Janice Trahan was diagnosed with HIV in January 1995. She later told the authorities that she believed her …

AJ Armstrong - 518

May 1st, 2023


July 29th, 2016. Bellaire, Texas. 16-year-old AJ Armstrong called the police to report that he heard gunshots inside his home. Both of his parents …

Kalief Browder pt. 4 - 517

April 27th, 2023


In the fourth and final episode, a judge finally takes action to free Kalief from the terrible years long string of continuances, but the damage is done and he struggles on the outside. Even with the support of …

Kalief Browder pt.3 - 516

April 24th, 2023


In episode three, the situation at Rikers Island becomes more grim as Kalief finds himself in solitary confinement for a long stretch of time and his …

Kalief Browder pt. 2 - 515

April 20th, 2023


In the second episode of this series, Kalief Browder attempts to adjust to the terrible conditions at Rikers while a speedy trial eludes him. He suffers from abuse from both fellow inmates and guards, as well as endless …

Kalief Browder pt.1 - 514

April 17th, 2023


In the first episode of this four part series, 16 year old Kalief Browder is arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack. His bail will be set but …

Dylan Rounds - 513

April 10th, 2023


May 28th, 2022. Lucin, Utah. On the morning of May 28th, Dylan Rounds called his grandmother to tell her he was putting his grain truck in a shed to prepare for the rain. No one has seen or heard from him since. Dylan’s …

Baby Gabriel - 512

April 3rd, 2023


December 26, 2009. Tempe, Arizona. In late December 2009, a young mother named Elizabeth Johnson fled Arizona with her baby, Gabriel. She called the baby’s father and claimed that she killed baby Gabriel, but she …

Sean Daugherty - 511

March 27th, 2023


April 14, 2022. Yorktown, VA. On April 14, 2022, Twelve-year-old Sean Daugherty was found dead, hanging from the swingset in his backyard. His family …

Patricia & Keith Hall - 510

March 20th, 2023


January 26th, 1992. Leeds, England. Patricia Hall was reported missing on January 27th, 1992. Her husband Keith told the police that she left their …

Justice For Jacob - 509

March 13th, 2023


On this episode of Generation Why, Justin & Aaron invited Eric Carter-Landin (True Consequences Podcast) to tell the story of his brother's murder and his mission to bring Jacob's killer to justice that has lasted …

Murder of Gladys Ricart - 508

March 6th, 2023


September 26th, 1999. Ridgefield, NJ. On the morning of her wedding day, Gladys was filled with excitement. She handed out bouquets of flowers to her bridesmaids in the middle of her New Jersey living room, already …

Greg Mulvihill - 507

February 27th, 2023


September 1st, 2016. Carlsbad, California. In September of 2016, Greg Mulvihill was shot in a secluded area of Carlsbad, California. He was lured to …

Ryan Waller & Heather Quan - 506

February 20th, 2023


December 25th, 2006. Phoenix, Arizona. Police officers entered the home of Ryan Waller, an 18-year-old living in Phoenix. They found Ryan injured but …

Lauria Bible & Ashley Freeman - 505

February 13th, 2023


December 30, 1999. Welch, Oklahoma. On December 30th, 1999 authorities responded to a fire at the Freeman family home outside of Welch, Oklahoma. The bodies of a married couple named Kathy and Danny Freeman were found …

Katie Palmer - 504

February 6th, 2023


April 21st, 2020 Denison, Texas. 38-year-old Katie Palmer and her husband John were hit by a truck while out on a morning walk. John survived, but …

Rick Ennis - 503

January 30th, 2023


April 14th, 2022. Montgomery, Alabama. Rick Ennis was convicted of the murder of Lori Slesinski, a young woman who went missing in 2006 and has never been found. Until he was arrested, many people who knew Rick Ennis …

The Murder of Jennifer Martel - 502

January 23rd, 2023


August 13, 2013. Waltham, Massachusetts. Just two days after Jared Remy was arrested for assault and battery against his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, …

Scott Guy - 501

January 16th, 2023


July 8, 2010. New Zealand. Scott Guy was fatally shot at the gates of his family farm on July 8th, 2010. Months later his brother-in-law Ewen …

1982 Investor Murders - 500

January 9th, 2023


September 6, 1982. Craig, Alaska. In the early morning hours of September 6th, 1982, someone boarded a fishing boat docked in Craig, Alaska and …

Tiffany Valiante - 499

January 2nd, 2023


July 12, 2015. Mays Landing, New Jersey. 18 year old Tiffany Valiante suddenly disappeared after walking out of her house. Her parents had followed …

Evaristo Salas Jr. - 498

December 19th, 2022


November 14, 1995. Sunnyside, Washington. Jose Arreola was fatally shot on November 14th, 1995. For almost six months his girlfriend, the main …

Marianne Shockley - 497

December 12th, 2022


May 11th, 2019. Milledgeville, Georgia. On May 11th, 2019 UGA professor Marianne Shockley died while spending the evening with her boyfriend and acquaintance at a home near Milledgeville, Georgia. Marianne and her two …

Jyoti Singh (Nirbhaya) - 496

December 5th, 2022


December 16, 2012. New Delhi, India. On December 16, 2012, a young woman and her friend boarded a bus to go home. Instead, the pair were beaten and …

Thomasdinh Bowman - 495

November 21st, 2022


August 31st, 2012. Seattle, Washington. 42-year-old Yancy Noll was shot inside his car at an intersection in Roosevelt, Seattle. On September 21st a …

Barry Jones - 494

November 14th, 2022


May 1, 1994. Tucson, Arizona. On May 2, 1994, Angela Gray rushed into the emergency room at Kino Community Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. Her …

The Murder of Mike Williams - 493

November 7th, 2022


December 16th, 2000. Tallahassee, Florida. On December 16th, 2000 Mike Williams left home in the early morning hours to go duck hunting. He never returned. At first investigators believed that he drowned and his body …

Skinwalker Ranch - 492

October 31st, 2022


Uintah Basin, Utah. Skinwalker Ranch is said to be a most mysterious place. Sightings of humanoid creatures, unidentified flying objects, and other …

Michael Rockefeller - 491

October 24th, 2022


November 19, 1961. Netherlands, New Guinea. Michael Rockefeller, son of former US Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, went on an expedition to New …

The Death of Andrew Finch - 490

October 17th, 2022


December 28th, 2017. Wichita, Kansas. On December 28th, 2017 28-year-old Andrew Finch was fatally shot by a police officer outside his home in …

Chandler Halderson - 489

October 10th, 2022


July 1, 2021. Windsor, Wisconsin. Chandler Halderson reported his parents missing on July 7th, 2021. He said they had gone to their cabin in White …

Jody LeCornu - 488

October 3rd, 2022


March 2, 1996. Baltimore, Maryland. In the early morning hours of March 2nd, 1996, Jody LeCornu was murdered in a parking lot by an unknown male …

Toforest Johnson - 487

September 26th, 2022


July 19, 1995. Birmingham, Alabama. Toforest Johnson was just 22 years old when he was convicted in the of capital murder of Deputy William G. Hardy …

Johnny Cashman Jr - 486

September 19th, 2022


April 19, 2022. Lynchburg, VA. On April 19, Johnny Cashman Jr.’s family is informed that he died of an apparent medical condition in Virginia. They are devastated and have his cremains returned to them in Maine. …

Murder of Tina Marcotte - 485

September 12th, 2022


June 24, 1994. Rapid City, South Dakota. A Rapid City woman finishing a night shift finds her tires slashed and an ex-co-worker driving by offers her a ride home. The woman is never seen alive again and several days …

The Petit Family Murders - 484

September 5th, 2022


July 23, 2007. Cheshire, Connecticut. Jennifer Hawke-Petit informed a bank bank teller that men were holding her family hostage in their home and …

Mary Ann Flynn - 483

August 29th, 2022


August 24, 1989. Cleveland, Ohio. At 10pm, one evening, Thirty-three year-old Mary Ann Flynn returned home. One neighbor said they heard her get out …

The Murder of Annie Le - 482

August 22nd, 2022


24-year-old Annie Lee was an accomplished scholar, a PhD student, and was going to be married to the love of her life. She went missing on September …

Kaylee Sawyer - 481

August 15th, 2022


July 24, 2016. Bend, Oregon. After a night out at her friend’s bachelorette party, Kaylee Sawyer walked down the street outside her apartment and …

Patricia Stallings - 480

August 8th, 2022


July 9, 1989. St. Louis, Missouri. Patricia Stallings was living a normal life. She had a loving marriage and a newborn baby. Patricia took her son …

Murder of Ronald Platt - 479

August 1st, 2022


July 28th, 1996. Devon, England. A fisherman discovered a body in the English Channel near Devon, England. The man had no identification, but he was …

Kara Robinson - 478

July 25th, 2022


June 24, 2002. West Columbia, S.C. Fifteen year-old Kara Robinson was abducted at gunpoint from a friend's front yard while watering plants. What she …

Amy DeBauche - 477

July 18th, 2022


August 7th, 2005. Mountain, Wisconsin. In 2005, Amy and David DeBauche were in the midst of a divorce and custody battle for their two children. One summer night, David trespassed on Amy’s parent’s vacation property …

Death of Corey Scherbey - 476

July 11th, 2022


August 22nd, 2011. Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. Corey Scherbey was found dead in his home on August 22nd, 2011. The RCMP initially …

Julie Hogg - 475

July 4th, 2022


November 16, 1989. Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, England. Julie Hogg, a single mother from Billingham in Northern England, disappeared in the early …

Angel Bumpass - 474

June 27th, 2022


January 16, 2009. Chattanooga, Tennessee. In October 2019, Angel Bumpass was found guilty of first-degree felony murder and especially aggravated robbery for the 2009 murder of Franklin Bonner. Her fingerprints were …

Eric Haider - 473

June 20th, 2022


May 24, 2012. Bismarck, North Dakota. Eric Haider was working as a top grounds man for a plumbing and heating company. After the crew he was working with returned from lunch, Eric was never seen again. Eric’s family …

Tair Rada - 472

June 13th, 2022


December 6, 2006. Golan Heights. On December 6, 2006, the body of 13-year-old student, Tair Rada, was found bloodied and slumped in a bathroom stall …

Lamonte McIntyre - 471

June 6th, 2022


April 15, 1994. Kansas City, Kansas. On April 15th, 1994, two men were shot while sitting in a parked car on a residential street of Kansas City, Kansas. The shooter was described as a black man wearing all black, with …

Nona Dirksmeyer - 470

May 30th, 2022


December 15, 2005. Russellville, Arkansas. Nona Dirksmeyer was a beauty pageant queen, a college student, and a girl loved by many people. She was …

Kara Kopetsky and Jessica Runions - 469

May 23rd, 2022


May 4, 2007. Belton, MO. Seventeen-year-old Kara Kopetsky walked out of her high school on May 4, 2007, and disappeared without a trace. From those …

Marlene Warren - 468

May 16th, 2022


May 26, 1990. Wellington, Florida. Forty-year-old mother of one, Marlene Warren, was enjoying breakfast with her son and his friends when she heard a …

Officer Christopher Horner - 467

May 9th, 2022


March 3, 1998. Haines City, Florida. On March 3rd, 1998. Officer Christopher Todd Horner made a routine stop at Oakland Cemetery, a known crime hotspot. He radioed dispatch that he was going to inspect a suspicious …

The Death of Tamla Horsford - 466

May 2nd, 2022


November 3rd, 2018. Forsyth County, Georgia. Tamla Horsford attended a party where she was the only black person among a group of white people. Tamla was found dead in the homeowner’s yard on the morning of November …

Crystal Rogers - 465

April 25th, 2022


July 3rd, 2015. Bardstown, Kentucky. On July 3rd, 2015 Crystal Rogers spent her day with her boyfriend and youngest child. She stayed up late that …

Lisa Bianco - 464

April 18th, 2022


March 4th, 1989. Mishawaka, Indiana. On March 4th, 1989, 29-year-old Lisa Bianco was beaten to death near her home by her ex-husband, 38-year-old …

The Death of Tina Watson //Replay

April 11th, 2022


When a newly married couple travel to Australia for their honeymoon, they expect to have the time of their lives. While scuba diving, though, …

Claude Dallas - 463

April 4th, 2022


January 5th, 1981. Owyhee County, Idaho. To some, Claude Dallas is an outlaw hero who was wrongfully imprisoned for defending his freedoms. To …

Amy Bishop - 462

March 28th, 2022


February 12, 2010. Huntsville, Alabama. On February 12, 2010, Amy Bishop, a biology professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville stood up …

Dr. Teresa Sievers - 461

March 21st, 2022


June 28th, 2015. Bonita Springs, Florida. When Mark Sievers was informed that his wife hadn't shown up for work he phoned a neighbor to see if he …

Melvin Ortiz - 460

March 14th, 2022


December 23rd, 1997. Reading, Pennsylvania. Just two days before Christmas, Melvin Ortiz was out with friends at a child’s birthday party. That same night, a fatal shooting took place at a local business, Effie’s Pizza …

The Redhead Murders - 459

March 7th, 2022


On this episode, Justin is joined by Shane Waters of the FoulPlay podcast to discuss a serial killer case he was involved in. In 2016, Shane had …

Charles Mark Cohen - 458

February 28th, 2022


November 12th, 1988. Hockessin, Delaware. Charles Cohen brutally attacked both his parents, then repeatedly stabbed them to ensure they were dead. …

The Watcher House - 457

February 21st, 2022


Westfield, New Jersey. Derek and Maria Broaddus purchased their dream home in June of 2014. They were excited to move in and raise their family in a …

The Bain Family Murders //Replay

February 14th, 2022


The Bain Family Murders. June 20, 1994. Dunedin, New Zealand. A 22 year-old man sets out on his newspaper route early in the morning. Sometime after …

Guy Heinze Jr. - 456

February 7th, 2022


August 29, 2009. Brunswick, Georgia. Guy Heinze Jr. found most of his family beaten to death. This mass murder is often referred to as the Glynn …

Father Ryan Erickson - 455

January 31st, 2022


February 5, 2002. Hudson, WI. Dan O’Connell, a funeral home owner, and his intern, James Ellison, are found shot to death in Dan’s office at …

The Yale Murder - 454

January 24th, 2022


July 7th, 1977. Scarsdale, New York. Bonnie Garland met Richard Herrin at Yale when she was 20 years old. Herrin was more than 3 years older and was …

Wembley Park Killer - 453

January 17th, 2022


June 07, 2020. Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury, north-west London, England. On June 7th, 2020, Sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were …

Jelani Day & Daniel Robinson - 452

January 10th, 2022


August 24th, 2021. How did Jelani Day, a 25 year old grad student at ISU and an avid swimmer, end up dead in the Illinois River 60 miles from his …

Lori Dupont - 451

January 3rd, 2022


Amherstburg, Ontario Canada. November 12th, 2005. In 2002 nurse Lori Dupont met physician Marc Daniel at the Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital where they both worked. What started off as a secret romantic affair turned into a …

The Murder Of Kim Thomas //Replay

December 27th, 2021


Kim Thomas. Charlotte, NC. In 1990, a kidney specialist arrives home late one night to the sound of his crying child. After retrieving the 13 …

Sydney Loofe - 450

December 20th, 2021


November 15, 2017. Lincoln, Nebraska. Sydney Loofe was a young woman living in Lincoln, Nebraska. She liked using Tinder to meet people. In November …

Angela Correa / Jeffrey Deskovic - 449

December 12th, 2021


November 15, 1989. Peekskill, New York. 15 year-old Angela Correa carried a camera and telephoto lens in a plastic bag and wore a Walkman-type …

John Wayne Hearn - 448

December 6th, 2021


Gainesville, Florida. When John Wayne Hearn posted an ad in Soldier of Fortune Magazine, he was hoping to get a few jobs doing private bodyguard …

Dennis Rader "BTK" //Replay

November 29th, 2021


January 15th, 1974. Wichita, KS. A boy opens the back door to let the family dog out and a man makes his way into the house. He is armed with a gun. The family inside consists of a husband and wife as well as two of …

Jason Corbett - 447

November 22nd, 2021


Davidson County, North Carolina. August 2nd, 2015. Molly Martens and her father, Tom Martens, killed Jason Corbett, Molly’s Irish Husband, in what …

Michele Neurauter - 446

November 15th, 2021


August 27, 2017. Corning, New York. On August 28, 2017, Sergeant John McDivitt of the Corning Police Department responded to a call concerning the …

Rebekah Gay - 445

November 8th, 2021


October 31, 2012. Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Halloween is supposed to be a time of spooky fun, not real nightmares. A nightmare is exactly what Rebekah …

The Vampire of Sacramento - 444

November 1st, 2021


December 29th 1977. Shots ring out from a random drive by shooting in Sacramento killing a 51 year old man named Ambrose Griffin. Two weeks later a …

Rusty Sneiderman - 443

October 25th, 2021


November 18, 2010. Dunwoody, Georgia. Rusty Sneiderman was murdered in the parking lot of his son’s daycare center, gunned down by an unknown assailant. Six weeks later a surprising suspect was arrested. Many wondered …

The Fager Murders - 442

October 18th, 2021


December 31, 1987. Wichita, Kansas. Mary Fager walked into her house and found the body of her husband so she had a neighbor call 911. When police …

Temujin Kensu - 441

October 11th, 2021


November 5th, 1986. Port Huron, Michigan. College student Scott Macklem was murdered in broad daylight in the parking lot of his school. His fiancee …

Erin Caffey - 440

October 4th, 2021


March 1, 2008. Emory, Texas. When Erin Caffey’s parents told her to end her relationship with her boyfriend, Charlie Wilkinson, she only had one …

The Franciscan Priest Murders - 439

September 27th, 2021


On August 5, 1982, Father Reynaldo Rivera, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was murdered and his body was discovered three days later. Nearly two years after that, Father John Kerrigan, in Ronan, Montana, disappeared after …

Jonathan Amerault - 438

September 20th, 2021


September 19, 2020. Keene, New Hampshire. 25 year old Jonathan Amerault is a no-show for his job at Teleflex on September 19th and two days later his …

Karen Gregory - 437

September 13th, 2021


May 23, 1984. Gulfport, Florida. Karen Gregory had just moved in with her boyfriend, David Mackey, days before he was to leave on a business trip to …

Pulse Nightclub Shooting - 436

September 6th, 2021


June 12, 2016. Orlando, Florida. A gunman walked into Pulse, a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, near closing time and began shooting. Forty-nine people …

Peter Bergna - 435

August 30th, 2021


June 1st, 1998. Slide Mountain, Nevada. Peter Bergna and his wife Rinette were involved in a deadly accident on Slide Mountain, near Reno, Nevada. …

Murder of Jodi Jones - 434

August 23rd, 2021


June 30, 2003. Dalkeith in Midlothian, Scotland. A 14 year old girl named Jodi Jones is murdered after she leaves her house to visit her boyfriend, …

Brandon Embry - 433

August 16th, 2021


September 12, 2019. Asheboro, North Carolina. On the afternoon of September 12, 2019, 33-year-old Brandon Embry was discovered naked and unresponsive …

Murder Of Christine Morton - 431

August 2nd, 2021


August 13, 1986. Austin, Texas. Michael Morton spent nearly 25 years in prison after a jury decided he was responsible for murdering his wife, …

Cleashindra Hall - 430

July 26th, 2021


May 9, 1994. Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The week following her senior prom, Cleashindra Hall was looking forward to graduating, starting her summer …

The Murder of Jaime Gough - 429

July 19th, 2021


February 3, 2004. Palmetto Bay, Florida. When you’re a kid, there’s almost no one you feel safer around than your best friend. This was the case for …

H.H. Holmes //Replay

July 12th, 2021


Adam Selzer joins us to talk about H.H. Holmes and to dispel the myths and legends that surround his story as well as highlight some of the …

Jerry & Lynn Stomps - 428

July 5th, 2021


February 6, 2009. Corbett, Oregon. When Jerry and Lynn Stomps went to meet potential buyers of their boat, their lives changed forever. Lynn was thrown over a bridge and broke her pelvis and as for Jerry, he went …

Kadie Major - 427

June 28th, 2021


January 17, 2008. Berkeley County, South Carolina. Kadie Major had always wanted to be a mother. At the age of 26 she found herself married with a …

Murder of Bob Chappell - 426

June 21st, 2021


January 26, 2009. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. When Bob Chappell, a radiation specialist goes missing, police try to piece together what went wrong. …

Heather Elvis - 425

June 14th, 2021


December 18, 2013. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In December 2013, Heather Elvis was excited for the new year to come. She had just ended a toxic …

The Murder of Holly Staker - 424

June 7th, 2021


August 17, 1992. Waukegan, Illinois. Holly Staker was an 11 year-old girl who was babysitting two children when she was raped and then stabbed to …

Murder of Sherri Rasmussen - 423

May 31st, 2021


February 24, 1986. Los Angeles, California. Sherri Rasmussen was 29, enjoying a successful career as a nurse, and newly married to her husband John …

Horizon Post Office Scandal - 422

May 24th, 2021


2000's. United Kingdom. During the 2000's, Post Office Ltd discovered that hundreds of their SubPostmasters were stealing money and punished them for …

Mark & Mary Harshbarger - 421

May 17th, 2021


September 14, 2006. Buchans Junction,   Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Mark Harshbarger was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He thought he hit the jackpot when he met Mary Beth Kintner. She was …

Alonzo Brooks - 420

May 10th, 2021


April 03, 2004. La Cygne, Kansas. On April 3rd, 2004 the normally reserved and laid back Alonzo Brooks decided to go to a house party with his …

Death of Bethany Deaton - 419

May 3rd, 2021


October, 30, 2012. Kansas City, Missouri. On October 30, 2012, 27-year-old Bethany Deaton was found dead in the backseat of her vehicle from an …

The Titanic Conspiracy //Replay

April 26th, 2021


We're off this week, but please enjoy this older episode that we still enjoy discussing. April 15, 1912. Atlantic Ocean. The RMS Titanic sank in the …

Silk Road - 418

April 19th, 2021


On today's episode we tell the story of Ross Ulbricht, the creator and founder of the Silk Road deep website. The site ran from 2011-2013, and it …

Brian Banks - 417

April 12th, 2021


July 8th, 2002. Long Beach, California. It was a normal day in summer school for Brian Banks. He left class, and saw his acquaintance Wanetta Gibson …

Death of Kayla Skeen - 416

April 5th, 2021


September 1, 2013. Middleburg, Florida. A woman named Lois Kay Skeen is told late one evening that her granddaughter, Kayla Skeen, has hanged herself …

Joy Aylor - 415

March 29th, 2021


October 4, 1983. Dallas, TX. Rozanne and Peter Gailiunas decided to build their dream home, despite the fact that their marriage was on the rocks. Peter began to suspect that his wife, Rozanne, was having an with Larry …

Dale Helmig - 414

March 22nd, 2021


July 29, 1993. Jefferson City, Missouri. On July 30, 1993, Dale Helmig reported his mother, Norma, missing from the home they shared. Two days later, …

Dr. Thomas Burchard - 413

March 15th, 2021


March 7, 2019. Las Vegas, Nevada. On a dirt road east of Las Vegas, police find the body of 71-year-old Dr. Thomas Burchard in the trunk of an …

Lt. Joe Kenda - 412

March 8th, 2021


Lt. Joe Kenda is our guest as he answers questions about his career, his books, his shows, and even his personal life. If you're a fan of Homicide Hunter or American Detective, or you just wondered about the life of a …

The Said Sisters - 411

March 1st, 2021


January 1st, 2008. Irving, Texas. Sarah and Amina Said were two normal, happy teenage girls trying their best to live a regular life. Unfortunately, …

Dr. Steven Haataja - 410

February 22nd, 2021


December 4, 2006. Chadron, Nebraska. In August 2006, Steven Haataja moved to Chadron, Nebraska to work as a mathematics professor at Chadron State …

Lululemon Murder //Replay

February 15th, 2021


March 11, 2011. Bethesda, Maryland. In this replay of episode 157, we discuss the murder of Jayna Murray at a Lululemon store and the investigation …

Linda Stermer - 409

February 8th, 2021


January 7th, 2007. Kalamazoo, Michigan. Linda and Todd Stermer fell hard for each other and had a sweet little family together. After 14 years of marriage, they started arguing about things most couples do: affairs and …

Mickey Shunick - 408

February 1st, 2021


May 18, 2012. Lafayette, Louisiana. When Mickey Shunick rode her bike to a friend’s house, it was a normal occurrence. When she didn’t come home for …

James Kraig Kahler - 407

January 25th, 2021


November 28, 2009. Burlingame, Kansas. Kraig Kahler, husband and father of three children, entered the home of his wife's grandmother and shot her, his wife and their two daughters. Only his son was spared. A seemingly …

Murder of Jason Kopack - 406

January 18th, 2021


February 23, 1993. Dayton, Nevada. Fifteen year old Jason Kopack was found dead early one morning inside his home, wrapped in a blanket and with …

George and Lisa Revelle - 405

January 11th, 2021


September 28, 1994. Fremont Hills, Missouri. Lisa Revelle, a mother of two and an elementary school teacher, was shot inside her home and died a few …

Christine Belford - 404

January 4th, 2021


February 11, 2013. Wilmington, Delaware. Christine Belford and her ex-husband, David Matusiewicz, had a contentious relationship after their 2006 …

Laurie Bembenek //Replay

December 28th, 2020


Replay episode. May 28, 1981. Milwaukee, WI. Christine Schultz was found deceased in her home, the victim of a shooting. She had been bound prior to …

Angie Dodge - 403

December 21st, 2020


June 13, 1996. Idaho Falls, Idaho. When 18-year-old Angie Dodge failed to show up to work, two of her coworkers went to her apartment looking for …

Aaron Mintz - 402

December 14th, 2020


January 22, 1984. New Orleans, Louisiana. The police received a 911 call from the Mintz home. Aaron Mintz claimed that he woke up to a loud bang and …

Murder of Samira Watkins - 401

December 7th, 2020


October 29, 2009. Pensacola, Florida. When Samira Watkins, a two-months pregnant single mother, didn’t show up for work for two days or pick up her …

The Zodiac Killer //Replay

November 30th, 2020


In this rerun of episode 118, Aaron interviewed Mike Morford about his Zodiac Killer research, the investigation, the suspects, and the case as it stood in 2014. Will the Zodiac ever be identified? Mike Morford hosts …

The Lindt Cafe Siege - 400

November 23rd, 2020


December 14, 2014. Sydney, Australia. In Martin Place, a Lindt Cafe's employees and patrons were held hostage by an armed man. As the manager of the cafe tried to keep things calm, the armed man became more paranoid. …

Brandon Teena - 399

November 16th, 2020


December 31, 1993. Richardson County, Nebraska. In the fall of 1993, Brandon Teena, a transgender man from Lincoln, moved to Falls City, Nebraska to …

Hugues de la Plaza - 398

November 9th, 2020


June 02, 2007. San Francisco, California. A French-American citizen enjoyed a night out with friends before heading back to his apartment before 2am. When he was discovered deceased the next day in his locked apartment …

Erin Valenti - 397

November 2nd, 2020


San Jose, California. October 7, 2019. We were going to take this week off, but Justin wanted to record an episode on a death that he became very interested in. How did Tinker Ventures' CEO Erin Valenti die? Erin went …

DJ Fickey - 396

October 26th, 2020


October 3, 2016. Flintstone, Georgia. A 27 year old man named DJ Fickey and his high school sweetheart and wife, Brandy, wrestled with drug addiction …

The Murder of Jennifer Evans - 395

October 19th, 2020


June 19, 1995. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 21 year old Jennifer Evans went to The Bayou, a nightclub, with two friends. Sometime after midnight, she …

Murder of Hannah Hill - 394

October 12th, 2020


May 19, 1999. Akron, OH. After 18 year old Hannah Hill was found dead in the trunk of her own car, detectives questioned her abusive boyfriend to see …

Sally Challen - 393

October 5th, 2020


August 14th, 2010. Surrey, United Kingdom. In 2010, Sally Challen had been married to her husband Richard for 31 years. After cooking him a meal of bacon and eggs, she took a hammer and beat him to death. But why did …

Kendrick Johnson - 392

September 28th, 2020


January 10th, 2013. Valdosta, Georgia. Lowndes High School student Kendrick Johnson went missing while at school soon after Christmas break. Later …

The Murder of Maddie Clifton - 391

September 21st, 2020


November 3, 1998. Jacksonville, Florida. An 8 year old girl disappeared while playing outside of her home. Despite a massive effort by many …

Christian Andreacchio - 390

September 7th, 2020


February 26, 2014. Meridian, Mississippi. The death of 21-year-old Christian Andreacchio has been described as bizarre at best and suspicious at …

Clarence Elkins - 389

August 31st, 2020


June 7th, 1998, Barberton, Summit County, Ohio. A woman and her granddaughter are brutally attacked by an intruder early one morning. The granddaughter, Brooke, survived the attack and provided a description of the man …

Lauren McCluskey - 388

August 24th, 2020


October 22, 2018. Salt Lake City, UT. University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey began seeking help from authorities after she discovered that her …

Thanksgiving Day Murders - 387

August 17th, 2020


November 22, 1990. Fairfield, Maine. A rented farmhouse was occupied by Hubert Hartley, his girlfriend, Tammy Theriault, and Hubert's good friend, …

Cosmo DiNardo - 386

August 10th, 2020


July 2017. Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Over the course of three days in early July 2017, four young men, Jimi Patrick, Dean Finocchiaro, Mark …

Alissa Turney - 385

August 3rd, 2020


May 17, 2001. Phoenix, Arizona. 17 year old Alissa Turney was spending her last day as a Junior at Paradise High before summer break. Her sister, …

Lisa Nowak - 384

July 27th, 2020


February 5, 2007. Orlando, Florida. Lisa Nowak, a NASA astronaut, drove nearly 1000 miles from Houston, Texas to Orlando, Florida so that she could …

Rey Rivera / Unsolved Mysteries - 383

July 20th, 2020


Justin & I give our thoughts on the Rey Rivera case that is covered on the first episode of the new Unsolved Mysteries show on Netflix. It …

James Byrd Jr - 382

July 13th, 2020


June 7, 1998. Jasper, Texas. James Byrd Jr, 49, had spent the day at different parties with family and friends and was walking home when he was …

Murder of Yingying Zhang - 381

June 29th, 2020


June 9, 2017. Urbana, Illinois. In April 2017, Yingying Zhang came to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an International Scholar from …

Rogers Family Murders - 380

June 22nd, 2020


June 01, 1989. Tampa Bay, Florida. A woman named Joan Rogers and her two teenaged daughters, Michelle and Christe, left Ohio for Florida on a much needed vacation. Hal Rogers, father and husband, stayed back at the …

Michele Harris - 379

June 15th, 2020


Tioga County, New York. September 11, 2001. Michele Harris and her husband, Cal, were in the midst of a divorce. Despite this, they continued to live in the same house with their four children. Still, it was no secret …

Clarence & Sue Shell - 378

June 8th, 2020


March 3rd, 2011. Ridgely, Tennessee. Clarence & Sue Shell were brutally stabbed to death in their home. Their family was devastated. Detectives quickly got a lead and arrested a suspect. But a surprising claim was …

Luke Batty - 377

June 1st, 2020


February 12, 2014. Tyabb, Australia. Eleven year old Luke Batty was at cricket practice when he spotted his father. He was excited because his …

Kalinka Bamberski - 376

May 25th, 2020


July 10, 1982. Lindau, Germany. The morning after enjoying the waters at Lake Constance, 14 year old Kalinka Bamberski remained in her room. Her …

April Renee Tucker - 375

May 18th, 2020


January 4, 1989. Emory, Texas. At 12:34 p.m., Debbie Loveless makes a desperate call to 911. Her four-year-old daughter, April Tucker, has a gaping …

Royal Family Massacre - 374

May 4th, 2020


June 1, 2001. Kathmandu, Nepal. The Nepalese Royal Family was gathered at the Narayanhity Royal Palace for one of it's bi-monthly reunion parties when King Birendra was gunned down by his son, Crown Prince Dipendra. …

Holly Bobo Revisited - 373

April 27th, 2020


On this episode of Generation Why, we revisit the Holly Bobo case. We originally spoke about her case on episode #203 which was before Zach Adams' …

Innocence Work - 372

April 24th, 2020


On this bonus episode, Aaron interviewed Marc M. Howard, a professor at Georgetown University, and Marty Tankleff, a man who was exonerated after a …

Murder of Benjamin Eastman - 371

April 20th, 2020


June 23, 2018. Randle, Washington. Benjamin Eastman III, or Ben as his friends and family liked to call him, went missing after leaving his house early one morning. His father, BJ, and other family and friends worked to …

Jason Payne - 370

April 13th, 2020


December 11, 2007. Quitman, Texas. A call to 911 was made at at 9am by Jason Payne who reported that his wife and his stepson were dead. He had been away from the home with his two youngest kids and had discovered their …

Nicole VanderHeyden - 369

April 6th, 2020


May 20-21, 2016. Green Bay, Wisconsin. 31 year old Nicole "Nikki" VanderHeyden went out for an evening with her boyfriend, Doug, and some other …

Jordan Brown - 368

March 30th, 2020


February 20, 2009. Wampum, Pennsylvania. Kenzie Houk, a pregnant mother of two, was asleep in her bed when someone shot her in the back of the head. Both Kenzie and her unborn son died. At the time, she was engaged to …

Martin Tankleff Part 2 - 367

March 23rd, 2020


In the late Spring of 1990, Martin Tankleff went on trial for the murders of his parents. Arlene & Seymour's deaths were brutal and prosecutors …

Martin Tankleff Part 1 - 366

March 16th, 2020


September 7th, 1988. Long Island, New York. A high school senior woke up one morning to discover that his parents, Seymour and Arlene Tankleff, had …

Ellie Nesler - 365

March 9th, 2020


April 02, 1993. Jamestown & Sonora, California. Parents often say that if anyone ever harmed their child they would take action. Ellie Nesler's …

The Heidt Family Murders - 364

March 2nd, 2020


August 25th, 2008. Springfield, Georgia. A 911 operator had difficulty understanding a woman who called for help. After a number of minutes, police …

Adam Braseel - 363

February 24th, 2020


January 7, 2006. Grundy County, Tennessee. Police are called to a house after a woman is violently attacked. Becky Hill's son, Kirk Braden, had made …

Murder of Sarah Cherry - 362

February 17th, 2020


July 6, 1988. Bowdoin, Maine. 12 year old Sarah Cherry was babysitting John & Jennifer Henkel's 10 month old daughter. Before she was taken to …

Lt. Joe Gliniewicz - 361

February 10th, 2020


September 1, 2015. Fox Lake, Illinois. On the morning of September 1st, Police Lt. Gliniewicz radioed dispatch a number of times after he saw some …

Anthony Charles Graves - 360

February 3rd, 2020


August 18. 1992. Somerville, Texas. A grandmother, her daughter, and four grandchildren were discovered dead in a home that was the scene of a fire. All six had been brutally murdered. Investigators got a big lead in …

The Parachute Murder Plot - 359

January 20th, 2020


April 5, 2015. South West England, UK. Victoria Cilliers decided to jump out of a plane as her husband suggested she should. She was an experienced …

Broken Arrow Killings - 358

January 13th, 2020


July 22-23, 2015. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 11:30 pm a call came in to 911. The caller was twelve year old David Bever …

Murder Of Andrea Eilber - 357

January 6th, 2020


November 14th, 2011. Lapeer County, Michigan. A young woman and her boyfriend, along with a friend of his, had been staying over at her Aunt's place over several days. Andrea had been house sitting while her relatives …

Oklahoma City Bombing Pt. 2 - 356

December 24th, 2019


This is Part Two of our Oklahoma City Bombing coverage. In this episode we talk about McVeigh's life, the trials, and give our thoughts on this devastating act of domestic terrorism.

Visit for …

Oklahoma City Bombing Pt. 1 - 355

December 23rd, 2019


April 19, 1995. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A Ryder truck was parked outside of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City before 9am on that Wednesday morning. Inside the truck was a homemade bomb that, after …

The Unabomber - 354

December 16th, 2019


1978-1995. USA. From 1978 through 1995, 16 bombs were either mailed or placed to terrorize the public. A government task force was formed and named UNABOM (University and Airline Bombing) after which the originally …

The Tylenol Murders - 353

December 9th, 2019


September, October 1982. Chicago Metropolitan Area, Illinois. A series of sudden deaths in the Chicago metropolitan area in 1982 resulted in an …

North Hollywood Shootout - 352

November 25th, 2019


February 27, 1997. North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California. A beautiful Friday morning in Los Angeles, California was shattered as civilians …

Kimberly Hricko - 351

November 18th, 2019


February 14th, 1998. Talbot County, Maryland. A married couple goes on a romantic getaway to help save their marriage. Sometime after taking part in a murder mystery play, one of them is found dead in the room which had …

Bison Dele - 350

November 11th, 2019


July 2002. Tahiti, French Polynesia. On July 6, 2002, Bison Dele, Serena Karlan, Miles Dabord, and Bertrand Saldo left the island of Tahiti bound for …

Joann Katrinak - 349

November 4th, 2019


December 15th, 1994. Catasauqua, Pennsylvania. Joann Katrinak, and her baby, had planned to go Christmas shopping with her mother-in-law but she never arrived to pick her up despite calling to say that she was on her …

Jennifer Pan - 348

October 28th, 2019


November 08, 2010. Markham, Ontario. A woman calls 9-1-1 to report that intruders have been in her home, that she heard "shots like pop" and that her dad has run screaming from the house. Apparently, Jennifer had been …

Lori Hacking - 347

October 21st, 2019


July 19, 2004. Salt Lake City, UT. When Lori Hacking didn't return from a morning run, her husband Mark called police. The response by the …

Murder Of Trey Zwicker - 346

October 14th, 2019


May 11, 2011. Louisville, Kentucky. After a teen's body was discovered in a creek bed, his family wanted answers. The 14 year old, named Trey …

The Farmville Murders - 345

September 30th, 2019


September 18th, 2009. Farmville, Virginia. Kathleen Wells hadn’t heard from her daughter, Melanie, for a few days and was worried. Melanie was staying in Virginia with her friend Emma Neiderbrock. Whenever Kathleen …

Matias Reyes - 344

September 23rd, 2019


New York City, New York. September 1988-August 1989. In 2002, Matias Reyes admitted to being the sole person to rape and beat the Central Park …

Sierah Joughin - 343

September 16th, 2019


July 19, 2016. Fulton County, Ohio. Sierah Joughin, a 20 year old college student, and her boyfriend, Josh Kolasinski, parted ways at around 6:45pm …

Death Of Sandy Maloney - 342

September 9th, 2019


February 10, 1998. Green Bay, Wisconsin. In the early 1990s, Sandy Maloney was diagnosed with Arnold-Chiari Malformation and soon became addicted to …

D.C. Mansion Murders - 341

September 2nd, 2019


May 14, 2015. Washington, DC. In the afternoon of May 14th, 2015, the mansion of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos was the scene of a fire. After …

Barry & Honey Sherman - 340

August 26th, 2019


December 15, 2017. Toronto, Canada. Barry & Honey Sherman were wealthy philanthropists who were well-respected members of their community. But after they were found dead in their home, their business and personal …

Murder Of Blaze Bernstein - 339

August 19th, 2019


January 2, 2018. Lake Forest, California. Blaze Bernstein left his parents’ home to meet up with a guy he had known from his high school days. The …

Dr Richard Iles - 338

August 12th, 2019


January 15, 1999. Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Miriam Iles, estranged wife of a prominent heart surgeon, had been on the phone talking with her two sisters-in-law when the call abruptly went silent. They thought that a …

Mason Jenkins - 337

August 5th, 2019


January 6, 1998. Chatham, Ontario. The Jenkins family, Brian, Leslie, Mason, and Jennifer, seemed to be a happy one. But whatever serenity they had was shattered after the parents arrived home one evening to find their …

The Eastburn Family Murders - 336

July 29th, 2019


May 12, 1985. Fayetteville, North Carolina. A military family preparing to move from the USA to England made the difficult decision to sell the …

Death of Ellen Greenberg - 335

July 21st, 2019


January 26, 2011. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ellen Greenberg was a 27 year old teacher who was engaged to 28 year old Sam Goldberg. He was a …

Death Of Michael Hastings - 334

July 7th, 2019


June 18, 2013. Los Angeles, California. Journalist and author Michael Hastings was killed when his Mercedes, traveling at high speed, crashed into a palm tree and burst into flames. Hastings was said to have been …

Murder Of Ruth Pyne - 333

July 1st, 2019


May 27, 2011. Highland Township, Michigan. Bernie Pyne and his 10 year old daughter, Julia, returned home to discover Ruth Pyne murdered. The wife …

Emmett Till - 332

June 24th, 2019


August 28, 1955. Money, Mississippi. 14 year old Emmett Till traveled from Illinois to Mississippi to visit relatives. Just a couple of days later he …

Marsha Brantley - 331

June 16th, 2019


May 2009. Cleveland, Tennessee. In late 2009, Kelly DeLude, a hairdresser, noticed that it had been a while since Marsha Brantley, one of her regular …

Molly Young - 330

June 3rd, 2019


March 24, 2012. Carbondale, Illinois. After 3am, Molly Young, 21, was contacted by her ex-boyfriend, Richie Minton, because he needed help. …

Barry Beach - 329

May 27th, 2019


June 15, 1979. Poplar, Montana. Barry Beach has an unusual story. He confessed to the 1979 murder of his childhood friend and neighbor, Kimberly Nees. During his 1984 trial, he claimed his confession was coerced and …

Ben McDaniel - 328

May 19th, 2019


August 18, 2010. Vortex Spring, Florida. Thirty year old Ben McDaniel went scuba diving at Vortex Spring. The spring features a cave that has been …

Skylar Neese - 327

May 12th, 2019


July 6, 2012. Star City, West Virginia. Two BFFs became three when Shelia Eddy and Skylar Neese got to know Rachel Shoaf at University High School. …

Mel Ignatow - 326

May 5th, 2019


September 24, 1988. Louisville, Kentucky. Brenda Sue Schaefer had not been lucky in love. When she was set up on a blind date with an older man named …

James Schnick - 325

April 21st, 2019


September 25, 1987. Elkland, Missouri. Early one morning, seven members of the Buckner and Schnick families were murdered. The only survivors were …

Death Of Rhonda Casto - 324

April 14th, 2019


March 16, 2009. Hood River County, Oregon. A man called 911 to report that his girlfriend, Rhonda Casto, had fallen from a trail on a cliff at Eagle's Creek. He said that when he got down to where she had fallen to that …

Death Of Mitrice Richardson - 323

April 7th, 2019


September 17, 2009. Malibu California. 24 year-old Mitrice Richardson was arrested by Los Angeles deputy sheriffs in Malibu, California, on charges …

Catherine Woods - 322

March 31st, 2019


November 27, 2005. New York City, New York. Catherine Woods was a 21 year old dancer from Ohio who had moved to New York several years before to …

Pizzagate - 321

March 17th, 2019


October 30, 2016. Washington, D.C. During the 2016 Presidential election campaign in the USA, a conspiracy began to be posted about on message boards, facebook, and twitter. It apparently began after WikiLeaks made John …

Matthew Shepard - 320

March 10th, 2019


October 6, 1998. Laramie, Wyoming. University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, was lured out of a bar in Laramie by two men. He was then beaten, robbed, and left to die while tied to a rural fence. He died just …

Brandon Lawson Revisited - 319

March 3rd, 2019


Brandon Lawson is a man who went missing in 2013 after his truck ran out of gas and he made and received a number of calls. We covered his case on episode 193. With a new push to get answers for the family, Jason Watts, …

Trenny Gibson Is Missing - 318

February 24th, 2019


October 8, 1976. Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. In what was supposed to be a fun surprise, 16 year old Trenny Gibson's teacher didn't tell her or …

The Vampire Murders - 317

February 17th, 2019


November 25, 1996. Eustis, Florida. A young woman named Jennifer Wendorf arrived home to find her parents, Richard Wendorf and Naomi Ruth Queen dead. Both had been murdered. The murder weapon had been a crowbar. …

Murder Of Diane Kyne - 316

February 10th, 2019


August 15, 2010. Seminole, Florida. Bill Kyne and his stepson, Kevin, both called 911 to claim that the other had murdered Diane Kyne. The wife and …

Death Of David Coughlin - 315

February 3rd, 2019


July 1999. Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. David Coughlin and Raffi Kodikian were best friends. Both from Boston, though David was …

Murder Mountain - 314

January 27th, 2019


Humboldt County in California is known for its marijuana production, making up well over half of the total grown in the United States. But it's also …

Sara Casey: A Patreon Preview

January 23rd, 2019


Sara Casey: A Patreon Preview is an introduction to the extra content that Justin & Aaron produce for the Generation Why Patreon page. Have you wanted more content from us but are all caught up on our nearly 400 …

Disappearance Of Susan Osborne - 313

January 20th, 2019


May 29, 2017. Holtville, Alabama. Susan Osborne, 42, and her 15 year old son, Evan Eric Chartrand, were last heard from on May 29, 2017. Since then …

Who Killed Jerry Tobias? Part 2 - 312

January 13th, 2019


On episode 311 we discussed the investigation into the death of Jerry Tobias, an oilfield worker in Gaylord, Michigan. On this episode, we bring the story to its conclusion by discussing how the case went completely off …

Who Killed Jerry Tobias? Part 1 - 311

January 6th, 2019


December 8, 1986. Gaylord, Michigan. A police officer stopped to check out a truck parked on the side of a road and discovered a body in the bed of …

Death Of Monica Dunn - 310

December 23rd, 2018


April 4th, 1994. Farmington, New Mexico. On the morning of April 4, 1994, Paul Dunn called 911 claiming that his wife had been shot. When police …

Katherine Knight - 309

December 16th, 2018


February 29, 2000. Aberdeen, New South Wales, Australia. The most infamous woman in Australia is Katherine Knight. In the year 2000, she was arrested for the murder of her boyfriend, John Price. She had stabbed him to …

Kevin Cooper - 308

December 9th, 2018


June 5, 1983. Chino Hills, California. The Ryen family consisted of Douglas, Peggy, Jessica and Joshua. They had invited Joshua's friend, Christopher Hughes, to stay the night. The next day after Chrs hadn't returned, …

The Menendez Brothers - 307

December 2nd, 2018


August 20, 1989. Beverly Hills, California. Jose and Kitty Menendez were eating ice cream and watching a movie at home when they were shot to death. Their two sons, Lyle (21) and Erik (18) said that they were not home …

Anthony Garcia - 306

November 18th, 2018


May 14, 2013. Omaha, Nebraska. For five years the brutal murders of Thomas Hunter, 11, and Shirlee Sherman, 57, were a mystery. Then, in 2013, Roger and Mary Brumback, both 65, were murdered and the similarities between …

Janet Abaroa - 305

November 11th, 2018


April 26, 2005. Durham, North Carolina. 30 year old Raven Abaroa returns home after a soccer game to find his wife slumped over on the floor in their …

Death of Colonel Shue - 304

November 4th, 2018


April 16, 2003. San Antonio, Texas. Colonel Michael Philip Shue said goodbye to his wife and was supposed to drive to Lackland Air Force Base where …

Murder of Jill Cahill - 303

October 28th, 2018


April 21, 1998. Onondaga County, New York. Recently separated but still living in the same home, Jeff and Jill Cahill got into an argument. Jill attempted to walk away, but her husband wasn't going to let her do that. …

Mackenzie Cowell - 302

October 21st, 2018


Feb. 9, 2010. Wenatchee, Washington. Beauty school student Mackenzie Cowell left class and said she would only be gone for 15 minutes. She didn't …

Christopher Porco - 301

October 14th, 2018


November 15, 2004. Bethlehem, New York. A 52 year old law clerk named Peter Porco unexpectedly misses work, prompting someone to check on him at his …

The Stotler Murders - 300

October 7th, 2018


October 24, 2001. Montgomery County, Texas. Fifty year old Sandra Stotler, her 17 year old adopted step-grandson, Adam, and his 18 year old friend, …

Danny Brown - 299

September 30th, 2018


December 5th, 1981. Toledo, Ohio. Bobbie Russell, a 28 year old mother of three, is brutally attacked and murdered at her home. Detectives were able …

Brett Parker - 298

September 23rd, 2018


April 13, 2012. Irmo, South Carolina. A panicked man named Brett Parker called 911. He told police that a friend of his named Bryan Capnerhurst had …

Sebastian Burns And Atif Rafay - 297

September 16th, 2018


July 13th, 1994. Bellevue, Washington. Sebastian Burns (19) and Atif Rafay (18), who had been in Bellevue for a number of days to visit Atif's …

Chandra Levy - 296

September 9th, 2018


May 1st, 2001. Washington, D.C. Chandra Levy, an intern in Washington, D.C. was an independent woman with big dreams. As someone who was very …

Nathan Carman - 295

September 2nd, 2018


Sept. 17, 2016. Point Judith, R.I. Nathan Carman, 22, and his mother Linda, 54, left on his boat for a fishing trip. The two hadn't been getting along but they were known to fish together and maybe this was the …

Murder of Kyllikki Saari - 294

August 26th, 2018


May 17, 1953. Isojoki, Finland. 17 year old Kyllikki Saari bicycled home after a prayer meeting with a friend. Kyllikki had earlier expressed a bit …

Framed: An Investigative Story - Hosted By Aaron

August 20th, 2018


Aaron from Generation Why presents Framed: An Investigative Story. An unsolved crime has divided a community for more than a decade. This season on …

Ariel Castro - 293

August 19th, 2018


2002-2013. Cleveland, Ohio. Three young women went missing in Cleveland, Ohio between 2002 and 2004; Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. While investigations occurred and families held vigils, these three …

Murder of Larry McNabney - 292

August 5th, 2018


September 10, 2001. Los Angeles, California. Successful personal injury attorney Larry McNabney is seen being pushed in a wheelchair by his wife …

Travis Walton - 291

August 1st, 2018


November 5th, 1975. Heber, Arizona. On their way back to the town of Snowlfake, a logging crew of seven men see a strange sight in the sky. Mike Rogers, who hired the other six men, stopped the truck. Travis Walton, who …

Jens Soering - 290

July 29th, 2018


March 30, 1985. Bedford County, Virginia. In 1984, 18 year old Jens Soering, a German citizen, and a 20 year old woman named Elizabeth Haysom met at …

Isiah Fowler - 289

July 22nd, 2018


Valley Springs, California. April 27, 2013. Twelve year old Isiah Fowler asked to stay home while his father and stepmother took his siblings to a …

Andrew Gosden - 288

July 15th, 2018


September 14, 2007. King's Cross Railway Station, London, UK. A bright young student named Andrew Gosden leaves for school one day. His family didn't …

Death Of Kathleen Peterson 2 - 287

July 1st, 2018


Michael Peterson's trial for the alleged murder of his wife Kathleen was the subject of a documentary titled, The Staircase, which is now on Netflix. This is the second and final part of our discussion where we go over …

Death of Kathleen Peterson 1 - 286

June 24th, 2018


December 8, 2001. Durham, North Carolina. Michael and Kathleen Peterson seemed to have it all. A beautiful home and great careers. She was an …

Yuba County Five - 285

June 10th, 2018


Yuba County, California. February 24, 1978. Five men went to a basketball game in Chico, California to watch their favorite college basketball team …

Daniel LaPlante - 284

June 3rd, 2018


December 01, 1987. Townsend, Massachusetts. Andrew Gustafson was a 34 year old lawyer who had just closed a successful real estate deal and was …

Evil Genius - 283

May 27th, 2018


Evil Genius. August 28th, 2003. Erie, Pennsylvania. A pizza delivery man robbed a bank with a bomb around his neck and a cane shotgun. He was …

Adam Kaufman - 282

May 20th, 2018


Adam Kaufman. November 7, 2007. Aventura, Florida. Adam Kaufman, a successful real estate developer, called 911 to report that he found his wife, …

Olathe Shooting - 281

May 13th, 2018


February 22, 2017. Olathe, Kansas. A man re-enters a bar that he was escorted out of minutes before for spouting hateful rhetoric and, armed with a …

Josh & Susan Powell - 280

April 29th, 2018


West Valley City, Utah. December 7th, 2009. Josh Powell took his two sons camping at 12:30am so they could have s'mores. This wasn't a typical trip …

Golden State Killer

April 26th, 2018


Aaron is joined by Mike Morford from Criminology Podcast to discuss the Golden State Killer who was captured on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018. While …

Gregory Villemin - 279

April 22nd, 2018


October 16th, 1984. Lépanges-sur-Vologne, France. Christine Villemin was in her home doing housework while her 4 year old son, Gregory, played in …

Brock Turner - 278

April 15th, 2018


Brock Turner. January 18, 2015. Stanford, California. Two Swedish PhD students riding bicycles discover a young man on top of an unconscious woman …

Charlie Tan - 277

April 8th, 2018


Charlie Tan. February 9th, 2015. Pittsford, New York. Jean Tan calls 911 to report that her husband is dead. From the call Jean had placed it sounded as though her husband was shot very recently and that her son had …

Felonious Florida

April 3rd, 2018


Leave behind the beaches, the theme parks and the tropical breezes. This is the dark side of the Sunshine State. Listen to Felonious Florida on Apple podcasts, wherever you’re listening to this or go to

Lost Girls Of Panama - 276

April 1st, 2018


Lost Girls Of Panama. April 1, 2014. Boquete, Panama. Lisanne Froon & Kris Kremers traveled to Panama in the middle of March to vacation for a …

Ben Smart & Olivia Hope - 275

March 18th, 2018


January 01, 1998. Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. Two friends celebrating New Year's Eve ran into trouble after the boat they had planned to get on was overcrowded. They located a water taxi still operating and got in. …

Leigh Occhi - 274

March 11th, 2018


Leigh Occhi. August 27, 1992. Tupelo, Mississippi. 13 year old Leigh Occhi was left home alone for the first time while her mother went to work. …

Abraham Shakespeare - 273

March 4th, 2018


Abraham Shakespeare. November 15, 2006 - April 7, 2009. Plant City, Florida. A man discovered that his lottery ticket purchased in Frostproof, Florida on November 15, 2006 was the winning ticket for a $30 million …

Garrett Phillips - 272

February 25th, 2018


October 24, 2011. Potsdam, New York. 12 year old Garrett Phillips had played some basketball with friends after school one day and then headed home …

Carrie Culberson - 271

February 18th, 2018


Carrie Culberson. August 28, 1996. Blanchester, Ohio. 22 year old Carrie Culberson arrived at her home very late in the evening after playing …

Tex McIver - 270

February 11th, 2018


Tex McIver. September 25, 2016. Atlanta, Georgia. Tex and Diane McIver are a very well to do couple who are being driven home by a friend named Dani Jo Carter after having some drinks. Diane sat up front in the …

Noura Jackson - 269

February 4th, 2018


Noura Jackson. June 5, 2005. Memphis, Tennessee. An 18 year old spends a Saturday evening partying with friends. Sometime that evening her mother …

John Edward Robinson - 268

January 28th, 2018


John Edward Robinson. 1984-2000. Kansas & Missouri, United States. For many years, John Edward Robinson was known as a scammer and embezzler. His …

Circleville Letter Writer - 267

January 21st, 2018


Circleville Letter Writer. Circleville, Ohio. Letters were first mailed out in 1976 accusing a bus driver of having an affair with the superintendent …

The Murders Of Thomas & Ann Farrow - 266

January 17th, 2018


The Murders Of Thomas & Ann Farrow. March 27, 1905. London, England. Thomas & Ann Farrow had been shopkeepers at Chapman's Oil and Colour …

Charles Stuart - 265

January 14th, 2018


Charles Stuart. October 23, 1989. Boston, Massachusetts. A man and his wife pulled up to a stoplight. Just minutes earlier they had left a hospital …

The Fairbanks Four - 264

January 7th, 2018


The Fairbanks Four. October, 1997. Fairbanks, Alaska. A 15 year old named John Hartman was found badly beaten on a curb in downtown Fairbanks, …

Stacey Castor - 263

December 18th, 2017


Stacey Castor. Clay, New York. August 22, 2005. A woman and her husband end up arguing during the weekend of their anniversary. He locks himself in the bedroom which eventually prompts his wife to call for help. When …

Ray Gricar - 262

December 10th, 2017


Ray Gricar. April 15, 2005. Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. District Attorney Ray Gricar was known as a focused, capable attorney and was nearing …

Jeffrey Dahmer - 261

December 3rd, 2017


Jeffrey Dahmer. July 22, 1991. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A man flags down two Milwaukee police officers and tells them about a 'freak' who had cuffed …

Death of LaVena Johnson - 260

November 19th, 2017


Death of LaVena Johnson. July 19, 2005. Balad, Iraq. Nineteen years of age and recently deployed to Iraq, LaVena Johnson had everything going for …

Dr. Death - 259

November 12th, 2017


Dr. Death. June 24, 1998. Hyde, Greater Manchester, England. A woman in her early 80's unexpectedly dies and after her daughter discovers a new will had been signed shortly before, an investigation is launched. The last …

The Springfield Three - 258

November 5th, 2017


The Springfield Three. June 7, 1992. Springfield, Missouri. After graduating from Kickapoo High School, Suzanne Streeter and her friend Stacy McCall …

The Scream Murder - 257

October 29th, 2017


The Scream Murder. September 22, 2006. Pocatello, Idaho. 16 year-old Cassie Jo Stoddart was asked to housesit for her aunt and uncle while they were …

The Disappearance of Emma Fillipoff - 256

October 22nd, 2017


Disappearance Of Emma Fillipoff. November 28, 2012. Victoria, British Columbia. 26 year-old Emma Fillipoff had moved away from her family home in …

Pamela Hupp - 255

October 16th, 2017


Pamela Hupp. August 16th, 2016. O'Fallon, Missouri. A woman attempts to call for help as she is pursued by a man threatening her with a knife. The incident ends when she shoots the man dead at her home. In the man's …

Ripper Confidential - 254

October 11th, 2017


Ripper Confidential. London, England. In this bonus episode, Aaron interviewed Ripper researcher Tom Wescott about his latest book, Ripper Confidential. Before we got to the book, I wanted to ask him questions related …

The Happy Face Killer - 253

October 8th, 2017


The Happy Face Killer. 1990-1995. United States. After a woman was beaten and strangled to death, another woman came forward to confess to having a hand in the crime. She gave authorities the name of her boyfriend as …

Lauren Agee - 252

October 1st, 2017


July 26, 2015. Smithville, Tennessee. Lauren Taylor Agee was a 21 year-old criminal science major. In July 2015, she attended Wakefest at Center Hill …

Murder of Elizabeth DeCaro - 251

September 24th, 2017


Murder of Elizabeth DeCaro. March 6th, 1992. St. Charles County, Missouri. A parolee by the name of Daniel Anthony Basile murdered Elizabeth DeCaro …

Ryan Widmer - 250

September 17th, 2017


Ryan Widmer. August 11, 2008. Morrow, Ohio. A man called 911 to report finding his wife deceased in their bathtub. He said that she had gone upstairs to take a bath, but that she frequently fell asleep and was always …

Ali Kemp - 249

September 10th, 2017


Ali Kemp. June 18, 2002. Leawood, Kansas. When a teen shows up to work at a community pool he cannot locate his older sister. She had worked the …

The Co-Ed Killer - 248

September 3rd, 2017


The Co-Ed Killer. Santa Cruz, California. In the early 1970's, Santa Cruz, California became the 'murder capital of the world' after several murderers left their mark on the area. One of them, a 6'9" 300lb man by the …

Death of Annie McCann - 247

August 27th, 2017


Death of Annie McCann. November 02, 2008. Baltimore, Maryland. A 16 year-old girl from Alexandria, Virginia is found dead behind a dumpster in …

Rodney Reed - 246

August 20th, 2017


Rodney Reed. April 23, 1996. Bastrop County, Texas. Nineteen year-old Stacey Stites was found dead on the side of a road. She had been engaged to a …

The Acid Bath Murderer - 245

August 13th, 2017


The Acid Bath Murderer. 1944-49. United Kingdom. A man discovered that his talent for forgery could make him wealthy without having to work for a …

Timmothy Pitzen - 244

August 6th, 2017


Timmothy Pitzen. May 11, 2011. Aurora, Illinois. A mother contacts her son's elementary school to say that there is a family emergency and that she …

2012 Aurora Shooting - 243

July 30th, 2017


2012 Aurora Shooting. July 20, 2012. Aurora, Colorado. At the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, the last in a trilogy of Batman films by …

Missing 411 - 242

July 23rd, 2017


Missing 411. North America. One man's research shows that for more than a century, people have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances …

Todd Kendhammer - 241

July 16th, 2017


Todd Kendhammer. September 16th, 2016. West Salem, Wisconsin. A man and his wife drive out early one morning so that he can take a look at a truck that had a cracked windshield. He said that he was asked to repair it. …

Murder Of Kelsey Smith - 240

July 9th, 2017


Murder Of Kelsey Smith. June 2nd, 2007. Overland Park, Kansas. A young woman walked around a department store trying to decide on a gift for her …

The Backpacker Killer - 239

July 3rd, 2017


The Backpacker Killer. November, 1993. New South Wales, Australia. Three more bodies are recovered from the NSW Belanglo State Forest, bringing the …

The Butcher Of Kansas City - 238

June 25th, 2017


The Butcher Of Kansas City. April 2nd, 1988. Kansas City, Missouri. Police are called after a man is discovered hiding on a porch wearing nothing but …

Robin Abrams - 237

June 18th, 2017


Robin Abrams. October 4th, 1990. Will County, Illinois. A 28 year-old woman passes her father as she drives her '89 Dodge Daytona down Goodenow Road. …

The Beltway Snipers - 236

June 4th, 2017


The Beltway Snipers. Washington, D.C. October, 2002. Fear grips the beltway as random people are shot dead in public by a hidden shooter. Parking …

The Boston Boy Fiend - 235

May 28th, 2017


The Boston Boy Fiend. South Boston, Massachusetts. Beginning in late 1871, a series of abductions and beatings occur that leave parents worried about what is happening to young children in the Chelsea, Massachusetts …

Dee Dee & Gypsy Blanchard - 234

May 21st, 2017


Dee Dee & Gypsy Blanchard. Springfield, Missouri. Dee Dee Blanchard was murdered in June of 2015. Her daughter, Gypsy, had been kept in a childlike state since she was young and made to take medicine and undergo …

The Shoemaker - 233

May 15th, 2017


The Shoemaker. January 8th, 1975. Leonia, New Jersey. A man and his young son posed as salesmen to gain entrance to a New Jersey home. They attacked the people inside. One of them, a woman who lived nearby, was taken to …

The A6 Murder - 232

May 7th, 2017


The A6 Murder. August 23rd, 1961. Bedfordshire, UK. A couple parks off road in Dorney Reach to spend time together. It is late in the evening. A man with a gun will get their attention by tapping a window with his .38 …

Cody Posey - 231

April 30th, 2017


Cody Posey. July 5, 2004. Hondo, New Mexico. 14 year-old Cody Posey, armed with a .32 caliber handgun, shoots his stepmother as she is reading a …

Death of May Greineder - 230

April 23rd, 2017


Death of May Greineder. October 31, 1999. Wellesley, MA. Dirk and Mabel Greineder had been married for more than 30 years. Within one year of their youngest child moving out of the home, May was murdered while out for a …

Belcher Islands Massacre - 229

April 16th, 2017


Belcher Islands Massacre. 1941. A Christian bible, translated into the Inuit language, is being read by men in the Belcher Islands. One of these men decided that he was Jesus. He will then appoint the best hunter in the …

Davina Buff Jones - 228

April 9th, 2017


October 22nd, 1999. Bald Head Island, North Carolina. A police officer radios dispatch to report that she has stopped three people. Soon after she is …

The Night Stalker Part 2 - 227

April 2nd, 2017


The Night Stalker Part 2. August, 1985. Los Angeles, California. Hard work by the detectives pays off and Richard Ramirez is identified as The Night Stalker. His image is released to the public and an angry mob will …

The Night Stalker Part 1 - 226

March 26th, 2017


The Night Stalker Part 1. April, 1984. Los Angeles, California. A home intruder is raping, robbing, and killing residents in the Los Angeles area. A …

Patricia Esparza - 225

March 19th, 2017


Patricia Esparza. April 16, 1995. Irvine, California. A body is discovered on the side of a road wrapped in strips of blue towels. It will be reported to the authorities. The man had clearly been viciously attacked with …

Ronnie Long - 224

March 12th, 2017


Ronnie Long. April 25, 1976. Concord, North Carolina. A man enters a home through an upstairs window and rapes the woman who lives there. Detectives …

Harold Henthorn - 223

March 6th, 2017


Harold Henthorn. September 29, 2012. Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. A man surprised his wife with a meticulously planned hiking trip in …

Sonia Cacy - 222

February 27th, 2017


Sonia Cacy. November 10, 1991. Fort Stockton, Texas. A woman moves into the home of her uncle, Bill Richardson, to care for him after his cataract …

Cullen Davis - 221

February 20th, 2017


Cullen Davis. 1976-1978. Fort Worth, Texas. An oil heir from Fort Worth, Texas is estranged from his second wife. While the divorce process …

The Last Master Outlaw - 220

February 15th, 2017


The Last Master Outlaw. In 1971, a man boarded a plane and would demand $200k in cash. The flight crew believed that this man, whose name was given …

John Christie - 219

February 13th, 2017


John Christie. March 31, 1953. 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, London. A serial killer operates under the guise of being helpful. Luring women …

Kerry Max Cook - 218

February 5th, 2017


Kerry Max Cook. Tyler, Texas. June 10, 1977. A young woman named Linda Jo Edwards is brutally murdered in her room. Her roommate, Paula Rudolph, will …

Jamison Family Deaths - 217

January 30th, 2017


Jamison Family Deaths. October, 08, 2009. Red Oak, Oklahoma. Bobby and Sherilynn Jamison, along with their daughter, 6 year-old Madyson, drive out to …

Lester Bower - 216

January 22nd, 2017


Lester Bower. Oct 08, 1983. Sherman, Texas. Four men are discovered murdered in a hangar at the B&B ranch near Sherman, Texas. An investigation will uncover a prime suspect by the name of Lester Bower. He was to …

Clifford Olson - 215

January 16th, 2017


Clifford Olson. British Columbia, Canada. 1980-1981. A career criminal, Clifford Olson escalated his crimes from scams and thefts to rape and murder. …

The Crewe Murders - 214

January 8th, 2017


The Crewe Murders. June, 1970. Pukekawa, New Zealand. A successful farming couple have been married for four years and have an 18 month-old daughter. …

Diane Schuler - 213

January 2nd, 2017


Diane Schuler. July 26, 2009. Mount Pleasant, New York. The 2009 Taconic State Parkway crash resulted in eight deaths and three injuries. Half of …

Death Of Kathy Wangler - 212

December 18th, 2016


Death Of Kathy Wangler. September 4th, 2006. Lima, Ohio. A man wakes up to the sound of an alarm. It's the carbon monoxide detector. He will hurry upstairs to check on his wife. She appeared to be having a seizure. He …

Sky Metalwala - 211

December 11th, 2016


Sky Metalwala. November 06, 2011. Bellevue, Washington. Just days after a mediation session grants visitation rights to her husband, a mother of two …

TWA Flight 800 - 210

December 3rd, 2016


TWA Flight 800. July 17, 1996. JFK International Airport. Trans World Airlines Flight 800 was to takeoff for Paris, France at around 7pm EST. Various …

Mothman - 209

November 20th, 2016


Mothman. West Virginia. From November 1966 to December 1967, many strange sightings and occurrences were happening in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Unidentified flying objects, strange men in black suits, & even a …

The Greenbrier Ghost - 208

November 13th, 2016


The Greenbrier Ghost. Greenbrier County, West Virginia. 1897. Mary Heaster did what she could to vet the men that were interested in seeing her …

Steven & Cary Stayner - 207

November 6th, 2016


Steven & Cary Stayner. Merced, California. 1972. A 7 year-old boy named Steven Stayner is abducted by a pedophile. He is kept for 7 years and …

Ed Gein - 206

October 30th, 2016


Ed Gein. Plainfield, Wisconsin. November, 1957. A man who did odd jobs was either pitied or teased by those who knew him. Behind the scenes, he had …

Cropsey & The Killing Season - 205

October 23rd, 2016


Cropsey & The Killing Season. Urban legends and unsolved serial murders. Articles, books and documentaries attempt to tell the stories of these …

James Keown - 204

October 16th, 2016


James Keown. September 2004. Waltham, Massachusetts. He seemed to have it all; an adoring wife, a good job, a luxury car, and an acceptance letter …

Holly Bobo - 203

October 9th, 2016


Holly Bobo. April 13, 2011. Parsons, Tennessee. 20 year-old Holly Bobo gets up early to prepare for the day. She is to take an exam to complete her …

Bart Whitaker - 202

October 2nd, 2016


Bart Whitaker. December 10, 2003. Sugar Land, Texas. A 24 year-old man and his family go out one evening to celebrate his graduation from Sam Houston …

Kevin Green - 201

September 25th, 2016


Kevin Green. September 30, 1979. Tustin, CA. A heated argument between a husband and his wife prompts him to leave. He will drive away to cool off …

The Keddie Murders - 200

September 19th, 2016


The Keddie Murders. April 12, 1981 Keddie, California. 14 year-old Shiela Sharp returns home and discovers the bodies of her mother, 36 year-old …

Pamela Smart - 199

September 11th, 2016


Pamela Smart. May 01, 1990. Derry, New Hampshire. A 22 year-old media services director at Winnacunnett High arrives home to discover the condominium …

The Dixmoor 5 - 198

September 4th, 2016


The Dixmoor 5. Chicago, Illinois. November 19, 1991. A young teenager named Cateresa Matthews leaves her grandmother's house to go home but doesn't make it there. At first she is simply missing, but on December 8th of …

The Mary Morris Murders - 197

August 28th, 2016


The Mary Morris Murders. October 2000. Houston, Texas. A woman drives to work one morning before 6am. Later that day her supervisor called her house …

Baton Rouge Serial Killer - 196

August 21st, 2016


Baton Rouge Serial Killer. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. From 1998 to 2003, a serial killer was following, stalking, and violently murdering women. There …

Rabia Chaudry - 195

August 16th, 2016


Rabia Chaudry. In 2000, a young man named Adnan Syed was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for the murder of Hae Min Lee. Years later, This …

Murder Of Robert Wone - 194

August 14th, 2016


Murder Of Robert Wone. August 2nd, 2006. A Washington D.C. attorney is invited to stay at his friends' house. He had started a new job and would be …

Brandon Lawson - 193

August 7th, 2016


Brandon Lawson. August 9, 2013. Bronte, Texas. A 26 year-old man leaves his house late at night after an argument with his common-law wife. He had …

Madalyn Murray O'Hair - 192

July 31st, 2016


Madalyn Murray O'Hair. Austin, Texas. August, 1995. America's most hated woman, along with her youngest son and granddaughter, goes missing. She was the leader and founder of American Atheists. An organization meant to …

Updates 2016 - 191

July 28th, 2016


Updates 2016. Justin and Aaron give opinions on news and updates involving Steven Avery, Adnan Syed, Freddie Gray, Oscar Pistorius, Ethan Couch, …

Charlie Brandt - 190

July 24th, 2016


Charlie Brandt. January 3, 1971. Fort Wayne, Indiana. A 13 year-old boy walks into his parents' bathroom carrying a gun. His father is shaving and …

Sean Drenth - 189

July 17th, 2016


Sean Drenth. Oct. 18, 2010. A Phoenix police sergeant seems to have a great life. He has a great marriage and a young child. He is also well …

Death of Diren Dede - 188

July 10th, 2016


Death of Diren Dede. April 27, 2014. Missoula, Montana. When homeowners are burglarized multiple times and the police seem to be able to offer little …

Jane Doe January - 187

July 4th, 2016


Jane Doe January. A woman is raped in her own apartment by an unknown man who had made his way into her building. Despite supportive family and law …

Martha Haney - 186

June 26th, 2016


Martha Haney. Williamston, MI. Back in 1897, a man returns home from work to eat some lunch. He will make a gruesome discovery involving his mother. …

Olivia Mabel - 185

June 19th, 2016


Olivia Mabel. A Celina, Texas woman goes down a dark path after her son dies in an accident. Authorities would be alerted after receiving silent 911 …

Alfred Wright - 184

June 12th, 2016


Alfred Wright. November 7, 2013. Sabine County, TX. A 28 year-old man is on his way to a client's house for a physical therapy appointment when his …

The Death of Tina Watson - 183

June 5th, 2016


The Death of Tina Watson. When a newly married couple travel to Australia for their honeymoon, they expect to have the time of their lives. While …

Kansas City Firefighters Case - Part 3

May 29th, 2016


Kansas City Firefighters Case 3. Pat O'Connor, a researcher and editor, has done extensive research into the arson fires and explosions that rocked Kansas City in 1988 and took the lives of six Kansas City firemen. For …

The Bain Family Murders - 182

May 22nd, 2016


The Bain Family Murders. June 20, 1994. Dunedin, New Zealand. A 22 year-old man sets out on his newspaper route early in the morning. Sometime after …

Author Ron Franscell - 181

May 15th, 2016


Author Ron Franscell. True crime author Ron Franscell talks about forensic pathology and justice. The author's latest book, Morgue: A Life In Death, …

Untold Stories of Ted Bundy - 180

May 7th, 2016


Untold Stories of Ted Bundy. The infamous serial killer never revealed all of his secrets and questions remain about his life and his murders. Those …

Texas Killing Fields - 179

May 1st, 2016


Texas Killing Fields. True crime author Kathryn Casey has
written a book on the infamous I-45 corridor in Texas where over
the span of three decades more than twenty young women were
murdered by different serial killers. …

The Yorkshire Ripper - 178

April 23rd, 2016


The Yorkshire Ripper. In the 1970s, a serial killer would begin murdering women in places like Leeds and Bradford in the UK. The police would make …

Kim Thomas - 177

April 17th, 2016


Kim Thomas. Charlotte, NC. In 1990, a kidney specialist arrives home late one night to the sound of his crying child. After retrieving the 13 …

Kansas City Firefighters Case - Part 2

April 11th, 2016


Kansas City Firefighters Case. For our second episode in this series, we interview two retired Kansas City firefighters about the 1988 Kansas City arson case that took the lives of six of their fellow firefighters. The …

Zebb Quinn - 176

April 3rd, 2016


Zebb Quinn. January 2nd, 2000. Asheville, NC. After work one evening, a young man named Zebb follows an acquaintance, Jason, by car to look at a …

Elizabeth Bathory - 175

March 29th, 2016


Elizabeth Bathory. The infamous Hungarian countess was born in 1560. She would grow up to be a highly educated and powerful figure. By 1610, though, …

Kansas City Firefighters Case - Part 1

March 18th, 2016


Kansas City Firefighters Case Part 1. We revisit one of our first cases by conducting interviews and discussing the various aspects of the case. The 1988 arson fires and subsequent explosions cost the lives of six …

Amy Lynn Bradley - 174

March 13th, 2016


Amy Lynn Bradley. March 24, 1998. A family trip aboard a Caribbean cruise ship seemed like a great idea. Ron & Iva Bradley, along with their two grown children, Amy & Brad, were not able to enjoy the trip for …

Aileen Wuornos - 173

March 6th, 2016


Aileen Wuornos. Author Sue Russell is interviewed about the life and crimes of Aileen Wuornos. Aileen was the subject of the award winning film, 'Monster' and played by actress Charlize Theron. The serial killer was …

Dennis Rader - 172

February 28th, 2016


Dennis Rader. January 15th, 1974. Wichita, KS. A boy opens the back door to let the family dog out and a man makes his way into the house. He is armed with a gun. The family inside consists of a husband and wife as well …

Jaryd Atadero - 171

February 21st, 2016


Jaryd Atadero. Allyn Atadero shares the painful story of how his 3 year-old son Jaryd went missing in the Colorado mountains. He had gone with his …

SketchCop - 170

February 14th, 2016


SketchCop. Our special guest for this episode was forensic facial imaging expert and author, Sergeant (Ret.) Michael W. Streed. He has a new book out titled, 'Sketchcop: Drawing A Line Against Crime'. He is quite …

Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders - 169

February 7th, 2016


Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders. Oklahoma, 1977. Buses, loaded with young girls, leave Magic Empire Headquarters in Tulsa. They are taking them to Camp …

The Philadelphia Experiment - 168

February 1st, 2016


The Philadelphia Experiment. Philadelphia, PA. In 1943, the USS Eldridge is said to have been outfitted with special equipment. Tests were conducted …

Steven Avery 2 - 167

January 30th, 2016


Steven Avery 2. Our second episode takes a look at the evidence in the case and we also explore the innocence angle. While some say he makes for the best suspect, there are many issues with the way the investigation was …

Steven Avery - 166

January 25th, 2016


Steven Avery. September 11, 2003. Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Steven Avery is released from prison after serving 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. On October 31, 2005, Auto Trader photographer, Teresa …

Scott Peterson - 165

January 17th, 2016


December 24, 2002. Modesto, CA. A pregnant woman disappears while supposedly walking her dog. After authorities are notified, they react quickly in the hopes of discovering her whereabouts. It will not take long before …

H.H. Holmes - 164

January 10th, 2016


H.H. Holmes. Chicago, Illinois. Some murder to satisfy dark urges. Others kill out of passion. In the late 1800's, one man may have murdered for …

Freddie Gray - 163

January 3rd, 2016


Freddie Gray. Baltimore, Maryland. A 25 year-old man makes eye contact with a police officer and runs. He is pursued and apprehended within a minute. …

Personal Stories 3 - 162

December 27th, 2015


Personal Stories 3. The Generation Why hosts are back with another set of personal stories. Justin tells the story of a murder and kidnapping that …

Samantha's Story - 161

December 22nd, 2015


Samantha's Story. December 8th, 2007. Manitoba, Canada. Young love can blind us to even the most extreme red flags. Samantha had always hoped to meet …

The Titanic Conspiracy - 160

December 20th, 2015


The Titanic Conspiracy. In 1912, the RMS Titanic was the largest luxury liner in the world. In April of that year it would set off on its maiden …

Author Stephen Williams - 159

December 13th, 2015


Author Stephen Williams. December 24, 1990. St. Catharines, Canada. A 15 year-old girl is enjoying the evening with her older sister and her sister's …

Ruby Ridge - 158

December 6th, 2015


Ruby Ridge. August 21, 1992. An isolated cabin in northern Idaho owned by Randy Weaver and his family is being monitored by US Marshals due to his …

Lululemon Murder - 157

November 28th, 2015


Lululemon Murder. March 11, 2011. After two women close the Bethesda Lululemon Athletica store for the evening, they go their separate ways. Shortly …

Kurt Cobain - 156

November 22nd, 2015


Kurt Cobain. April 5, 1994. Shortly after arriving at a rehab center, a musician flees and heads back home to Seattle. Unbeknownst to his friends and family, he has hit the end of his road. Struggling with a heroin …

The Original Night Stalker - 155

November 16th, 2015


The Original Night Stalker. In the mid to late 70's, the East Area Rapist rapist was operating around East Sacramento, California. In the dark of …

Laurie Bembenek - 153

November 2nd, 2015


May 28, 1981. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A woman is discovered bound, gagged, & shot. Her two sons were home with her and see a person fleeing the …

Hinterkaifeck - 152

October 26th, 2015


Hinterkaifeck. March 31, 1922. Groebern, Germany. Unsettling events led to horrific murders. A farmer reported to neighbors that he had seen footprints in the snow leading up to the back of his farmhouse from the woods, …

The Enfield Poltergeist - 151

October 18th, 2015


The Enfield Poltergeist. August 1977. Enfield, England. Peggy Hodgson contacts the police after furniture in her children's bedroom appears to move …

Matthew Hoffman - 150

October 12th, 2015


Matthew Hoffman. November 10, 2010. Howard, Ohio. Matthew Hoffman was an unemployed tree surgeon who entered a home to rob it. Or so he says. Three …

Satanic Panic - 149

October 5th, 2015


Satanic Panic. August 12, 1983. Judy Johnson calls the Manhattan Beach police to report that the 25 year-old son of the owner of the McMartin …

Hauptmann's Ladder Restored - 146

September 21st, 2015


This episode has been professionally restored. We are re-releasing it so that the audience can finally hear and understand the interview. Hauptmann’s Ladder Restored. Author Richard T Cahill Jr. joins the podcast to …

Ben Padilla - 145

September 21st, 2015


Ben Padilla. May 25, 2003. A plane in Angola is being repaired after sitting idle for 14 months. A company had been leasing it, but had not been …

Q&A - 144

September 17th, 2015


Q&A. Justin and Aaron answer questions submitted to the podcast by listeners. Questions about our lives, our hobbies, episode topics, & more. If you have ever had any questions about us or our episodes they may …

Zach Witman - 143

September 14th, 2015


Zach Witman. October 2nd, 1998. A 13 year-old arrives home after school and is ambushed just after getting through the front door. He would be …

Charles Manson Behind Bars - 142

September 7th, 2015


Charles Manson Behind Bars. The most infamous person in modern U.S. history? A career criminal who became a cult leader and ordered his followers to …

White House Farm Murders - 141

August 31st, 2015


White House Farm Murders. A wealthy farmer and his wife are spending an evening with their adopted daughter and her twin sons. That night the …

Amelia Earhart - 140

August 26th, 2015


Amelia Earhart. In the history of aviation, one woman stands out. Dreading a mundane life spurred her on to be a pilot and to attempt flights that …

Sandra Bland Commentary - 139

August 24th, 2015


Sandra Bland Commentary. On this bonus episode we speak mostly off the cuff about the Sandra Bland situation. Sandra was asked to pull off of the …

Billy Meier Research - 138

August 19th, 2015


Billy Meier Research. Mahesh Karumudi, from India, is an independent researcher who has done extensive investigation into the Billy Meier contacts case. He discusses his initial interest in Meier and his subsequent …

Jeffrey Havard - 137

August 17th, 2015


February 21, 2002. When a 6 month-old is dropped after bathing by her mother’s boyfriend, he believes that she will be ok and later puts her down to …

The Deaths At Spreckels Mansion - 136

August 10th, 2015


The Deaths At Spreckels Mansion. After a young boy is gravely injured in a fall at his father’s home in California, his father & his birth mother head to the hospital, hoping & praying for him to recover. Just …

The Strange Case of Billy Meier - 135

August 3rd, 2015


The Strange Case of Billy Meier. At 5 years of age it is said that Eduard first met an extraterrestrial human. It would be just the start. Contact …

Bermuda Triangle Mystery - 132

July 20th, 2015


Bermuda Triangle Mystery. A triangular area, covering at least 500,000 square miles, has its vertices at Miami, FL, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the …

Charleston Shooting - 131

July 13th, 2015


Charleston Shooting. June 17th, 2015. A young man entered Emanuel AME Church and sat for about an hour as a Reverend led members of the church through bible study. He later stood up and announced that he was there ‘to …

Personal Stories 2 - 130

July 8th, 2015


Personal Stories 2. We both recount more recent personal stories. Justin begins with his story of going for a ride along with a Kansas City police …

JonBenet Ramsey Case - 129

July 5th, 2015


JonBenet Ramsey Case. This is a lengthy discussion on the events and the evidence, that stands out to us, in one of the most infamous unsolved crimes …

Natalee Holloway Disappearance - 128

June 29th, 2015


Natalee Holloway Disappearance. May 2005. Heading off to an island in the Caribbean with friends and classmates for her high school graduation trip …

Mary Bell - 127

June 22nd, 2015


Mary Bell. In 1968, an 11 year-old girl in England is charged with two murders. The victims were 4 and 3 years-old. She had been in trouble many …

The Norfolk Four - 126

June 15th, 2015


The Norfolk Four. In 1997, the young wife of a Navy man is sexually assaulted, stabbed, & strangled to death in her apartment in Norfolk, …

The Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1986 - 125

June 10th, 2015


The Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1986. Thomas Henry Horan returns after publishing two books on the Zodiac killer. Both set out to show just how this serial killer of the late 1960’s was nothing more than an imagined …

Edythe Klumpp - 123

June 1st, 2015


Edythe Klumpp. In Cincinnati, Ohio, Bill Bergen is living with another woman after separating from his wife, Louise. As time goes on he begins expressing a desire to patch things up with her. Edythe, his live-in lover, …

No Stone Unturned - 122

May 26th, 2015


No Stone Unturned. When a person disappears there may not be much to go on to aid in the search. Depending on where they were last seen, or suspected to have been taken to, specialists may be required to thoroughly …

Loch Ness Monster - 121

May 18th, 2015


Loch Ness Monster. Is there a large, unknown creature living in Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland? In 1934, a now famous photograph purports to show the world that such a creature does live there. Since then, many …

Jeffrey MacDonald Case - 120

May 11th, 2015


Jeffrey MacDonald Case. In 1970, a doctor places an early morning call to report the unthinkable. His wife and children have been murdered in their home at Fort Bragg. While he is injured, he will live. An initial …

Trayvon Martin - 119

May 4th, 2015


Trayvon Martin. When a self-appointed neighborhood watchman pursues a suspicious young man no one could have predicted that it would end with a …

The Zodiac Killer - 118

April 27th, 2015


The Zodiac Killer. His attacks were accompanied by phone calls & letters that taunted police and threatened harm on others. Just what do we …

The Warrens & The Paranormal - 117

April 20th, 2015


The Warrens & The Paranormal. Colin Fitzgerald joins the podcast for a discussion of the most famous paranormal investigators in modern times: …

MV Joyita - 116

April 13th, 2015


MV Joyita. In 1931 a film director has a ship built and names it after his wife. From the time of its construction it seemed cursed. A shipbuilder …

Robert Durst - 115

April 7th, 2015


Robert Durst. Justin and Aaron approach this case from two different angles. One has watched HBO’s The Jinx and the other hasn’t. Is Robert Durst …

Steven Truscott - 114

March 30th, 2015


Steven Truscott. In the summer of 1959, a 14 year-old boy gives a ride to a 12 year-old female classmate on his bicycle. He would be the last person …

Madeleine McCann - 113

March 23rd, 2015


Madeleine McCann. In May of 2007, a young English girl, on holiday with her parents in Portugal, would go missing. There were no witnesses as she and …

D.B. Cooper: A Skydiver’s Analysis - 111

March 10th, 2015


D.B. Cooper: A Skydiver’s Analysis. David Robinson, a USPA licensed skydiver, joins the podcast to analyze D.B. Cooper’s jump and assess whether he …

Dixie Shanahan - 110

March 9th, 2015


Dixie Shanahan. Author, and investigative journalist, John Ferak, joins the podcast to discuss the murder of Scott Shanahan by his wife, Dixie. The Iowan wife and mother had suffered domestic abuse for years before …

D.B. Cooper - 109

March 2nd, 2015


D.B. Cooper. Thanksgiving Eve, 1971. An average looking man in a suit, a tie, and an overcoat pays for a one-way ticket at the Northwest Orient …

Marjorie Caldwell - 108

February 23rd, 2015


Marjorie Caldwell. A wealthy heiress decides to adopt a young girl named Marjorie in 1934 and moves her into her mansion in the hopes of giving her a good life. Unbeknownst to her the young girl is troubled and may be a …

David Hooks - 107

February 18th, 2015


David Hooks. On the night of September 24, 2014, David Hooks was in bed and his wife Teresa was in her upstairs craft room. She became aware of a vehicle racing down her driveway and immediately feared that their house …

Scott Bonn - 106

February 16th, 2015


Scott Bonn. Professor of Criminology, Scott Bonn, joins us on the podcast to discuss the fascination that so many seem to have with serial killers. …

Oak Island Money Pit - 105

February 9th, 2015


Oak Island Money Pit. What began in 1795 as a simple discovery of a circular depression in the ground has led, over the years, to many excavations …

Nikola Tesla - 104

February 3rd, 2015


Nikola Tesla. We discuss Tesla, his achievements, his rivals, & the many myths that surround him. Does he deserve greater credit than history has …

The Elkhart 4 - 102

January 18th, 2015


The Elkhart 4. In October of 2012, three teenagers and an adult decided to rob a house. Another teenager in the group stayed across the street. …

In Broad Daylight - 101

January 12th, 2015


In Broad Daylight. Author Harry MacLean joins the podcast to talk about Skidmore, Missouri and the man who terrorized its citizens for years …

Death of Princess Diana - 98

December 23rd, 2014


Death of Princess Diana. On August 31, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, suffered traumatic injuries and later died after the Mercedes-Benz she and her entourage were traveling in struck a concrete pillar. Her boyfriend, …

United Airlines Flight 629 - 94

December 1st, 2014


United Airlines Flight 629. In 1955, a four-engine prop plane carrying 39 passengers and 5 crew members exploded over Longmont, Colorado. Early into …

Lori Erica Ruff - 93

November 25th, 2014


Lori Erica Ruff. In 2010, a woman in Texas named Lori Ruff parked her Tahoe in the driveway of the house where her estranged husband Blake had been living since he had walked out on her after their relationship had …

The Cleveland Strangler - 91

November 10th, 2014


The Cleveland Strangler. Robert Sberna, author of House of Horrors, talks with us about Anthony Sowell, a serial killer and rapist, who is known to have murdered at least 11 women in Cleveland, Ohio. Despite reports of …

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