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Forbidden Love: The Honor Killing of Jassi Sidhu

July 18th, 2019


Jassi Kaur Sidhu was born into a family where women are second class citizens, men are in charge of family honor, and women are blamed if they do anything to tarnish it.

Her birth wasn’t officially registered by her …

The Disappearance of Jessica O'Grady

July 9th, 2019


When 19-year old Jessica O’Grady stopped answering her phone on May 11, 2006, her friends and family worried.  She had left to see her boyfriend late …

Heart Stopper: The Death of Greg de Villers

July 2nd, 2019


Kristin Rossum and Greg de Villers were newlyweds who seemed to have a bright future ahead of them. But sometimes things are not what they seem. Beneath the surface, their relationship was poisoned by lies, addiction …

The Lady in the Box: The Story of Wife Killer John David Smith

June 25th, 2019


John David Smith married his second wife, Fran, in 1990. While confined to her home recovering from a broken hip, Fran disappeared from her New Jersey home in 1991. Fran’s daughter DeDe and sister Sherrie called the …

Not My Boy! The Crimes of Christopher Porco

June 19th, 2019


Suspicions turned to college student Christopher Porco soon after his parents, Peter and Joan Porco, were attacked with an ax in the middle of the …

Catching a Predator: Westley Allan Dodd

June 18th, 2019


Child molester and killer Westley Allan Dodd is remembered as one of the most evil men in modern history.  What I find interesting about this case is …

California Parricide

June 11th, 2019


When he was 19, Chuck Riley met 15-year-old Marlene Olive while dealing drugs at her high school. He developed a crush on her and they eventually …

Rock Bottom: The Death of Rinette Bergna

June 4th, 2019


Peter Bergna picked up his wife Rinette from the airport and drove up Slide Mountain near their home to talk about their marital problems. According to Peter, the brakes on his truck malfunctioned, causing the truck to …

The Story of Andrew Bagby & Zachery Turner

May 28th, 2019


The murder of Andrew Bagby was an event of terrible shock and grief for the loved ones he left behind, especially his mother and father.  Andrew was David and Kate Bagby’s only child.  He was well-liked with a promising …

The Devil Himself: Jack Unterweger

May 21st, 2019


Jack Unterweger’s lust for violence was insatiable. His first known murder victim was Margret Schafer, an 18-year-old German girl. Unterweger would …

Murder by Nurse: The Victims of Kristen Gilbert

May 14th, 2019


Apparently hard-working and intelligent mother of two and registered nurse, Kristen Gilbert, was living the life of a middle-class soccer mom. She had a good job, a loving husband, and two children. She seemed a lot …

The Disappearance of Helle Crafts

May 7th, 2019


After suffering for years in an abusive marriage, Helle Crafts filed for divorce in the summer of 1986. Soon afterward, she disappeared. Her friends filed a missing person’s report, but her husband, Richard Crafts, gave …

A Secret Life: The Plot to Kill Susan Fassett

April 16th, 2019


Middle-aged mother of two Susan Fassett was an unlikely victim in a love triangle that ended in her murder.  Married to a cop and a member of the church choir, Susan had a reputation as an honest, upstanding person.  …

A Darker Shade of Blue: The Murder of Lorraine Hendricks

April 9th, 2019


A Florida woman saw the state patrol car's lights flashing behind her and wondered why she was being stopped. She didn't think she was speeding, she …

The Seattle Cyanide Murders

April 2nd, 2019


To say that Stella Nickell had a rough upbringing would be an understatement. She had a childhood of poverty, neglect, and abuse. At 16, she gave …

Over the Edge: The Murders of Lynn and Toni Henthorn

March 26th, 2019


In 2012, Harold and Toni Henthorn celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary with a hiking trip in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. Toni …

Taking Lives: Dr. Michael Swango

March 19th, 2019


The case of physician Michael Swango not only exposed the dark side of a man who had taken an oath to do no harm, it also opened our eyes to a professional environment where doctors accepted the word of fellow …

Ungodly: The Murder of Kari Baker

March 12th, 2019


Baptist minister Matt Baker presented himself to the world as a man of God, a family man who set an example for his faithful parishioners.  But when …

Where is Tegan Lane?

March 5th, 2019


Between the ages of 17 and 24, Keli Lane had two abortions and gave birth to three babies, all without the knowledge of her mother Sandra or her …

The Hidden Life of Charlie Brandt

February 26th, 2019


In 1971, 13-year old Charlie Brandt shot his pregnant mother to death before turning the gun on his father and sister.  In the years that followed, …

Portrait of a Family Annihilator

February 19th, 2019


The case we’re talking about today, more than any in recent history, illustrates that we don’t always know the people close to us as well as we think we do.  We’re talking about the case of a family annihilator: Chris …

Happily Never After

February 12th, 2019


Julie Miller met Dennis Bulloch through a newspaper ad and fell hard for him. He seemed like the answer to all of her problems. As a successful …

Shameless: Mick Philpott

February 5th, 2019


Mick Philpott lived off of welfare benefits.  He had been unfaithful and violent towards women throughout his adult life. His reckless and selfish …

Trapped and Betrayed

January 30th, 2019


Cherica Adams was joyful and magnetic. She was a beautiful 24-year-old who had worked as an exotic dancer and was establishing a career in real …

Blood on His Hands

January 29th, 2019


On February 14, 2007, stay at home dad Stephen Grant called the Macomb County Sheriff's office in Michigan to report that his wife, Tara Lynn Grant, …

A Shooting in Alabama

January 15th, 2019


When you think of a mass shooter, you don’t envision someone like Amy Bishop.  Forty-five years old, female, Harvard-educated, Biology professor, and …

The Eastburn Family Murders

January 8th, 2019


Jana Eastburn was the sole survivor, just 22 months old, when her mother, Kathryn Eastburn, and siblings – 5-year-old Kara and 3-year-old Erin – …

Bridge of Sorrow

January 1st, 2019


Just before 9 p.m. on Sept. 24, 1973, 18-year-old Becky Thomson was leaving to buy groceries and asked her 11-year-old half-sister, Amy Burridge, if …

The Killing of JonBenet Ramsey

December 25th, 2018


JonBenet Ramsey was 6-years old when she was found murdered in the basement of her Boulder, Colorado home on the day after Christmas. Twenty-two …

The Santa Claus Murders

December 18th, 2018


The Daniels Family lived on Dasher Street in the town of Santa Claus, Georgia. Their one-story-red-brick house, with a huge chimney protruding from …

Where's Heidi?

December 11th, 2018


18-year old Heidi Allen was employed as a clerk at the D & W Convenience Store in New Haven, New York. She opened the store by herself at 5:45 …

Wrong Way on the Taconic

December 4th, 2018


It was a sunny July day in 2009 and 36-year old Diane Schuler was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of the Taconic State Parkway in New …

Cruel and Unusual: The Killing of Skylar Neese

November 27th, 2018


On July 5, 2012, 16-year old Skylar Neese returned to her family's West Virginia apartment after working an evening shift at Wendy's. Her apartment …

Cold as Ice: The Murders of Rachel and Lillian Entwistle

November 20th, 2018


The bodies of 27-year-old Rachel and 9-month-old Lillian Entwistle were found on January 22, 2006 in the master bedroom of their Hopkinton, …

The Wineville Farm Murders

November 13th, 2018


In 1928, agriculture and the movie industry were booming in the Los Angeles area. But a string of child abductions and murders in nearby Wineville …

Bad Medicine

November 6th, 2018


For several years, Dr. Paolo Macchiarini was known as a scientific pioneer, a supersurgeon and a miracle worker. He was turning the dream of …

The Main Line Murder

October 30th, 2018


When Stefanie Rabinowitz set her mind to something, there was no stopping her. She was an attorney who had married her childhood sweetheart. She was …


October 23rd, 2018


Jason Corbett grew up in Limerick, Ireland. When he was just 30, his first wife, Margaret Fitzpatrick, died from an acute asthma attack. Her death left Jason alone with two young children. Jason searched for a nanny …

The Bathtub Murder

October 16th, 2018


Sarah Steward met Ryan Widmer on a blind date. They were fixed up by her friend Dana Kist; Ryan had been her husband’s college roommate. They seemed …

Simon Says Murder

October 9th, 2018


In 1999, Isaac Grimes was a freshman at Palmer Springs High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He was a quiet kid who liked to read and didn’t …

Death Before Divorce

October 2nd, 2018


From the outside, Rob and Sabrina Limon looked like a happy couple. They had two healthy children. They were affectionate, energetic, and they had a lot of friends. Their lives were filled with parties, barbecues, and …

Fatal Vision

September 25th, 2018


On February 17, 1970, a shocking crime took place in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Colette MacDonald and her two young daughters were brutally …

My Mother, My Killer

September 18th, 2018


To most of us, the relationship between mother and child is a sacred one. We love our children, put their needs above our own, and will do anything to protect them and promote their happiness. But mother of six Theresa …

Disposable Woman: Reyna Angelica Marroquin

September 11th, 2018


In 1999, a homeowner in Jericho, New York removed an old 55-gallon barrel from his basement.  The trash men would not take it because it was too …

Memphis Bridezilla

September 4th, 2018


Ejaz Ahmad was kind, handsome, and a hard-working, self-made businessman. He arrived in the United States from Pakistan to fulfill his mother’s dying …


August 28th, 2018


Audrey Marie Hilley killed her husband, Frank, in 1975, and attempted to kill her daughter, Carol, three years later. Her choice of victims, which …

Fallen: Lisa Cecilia Harnum

August 21st, 2018


Just before dawn on Saturday July 30, 2011, Lisa Harnum moved quietly into the marble covered bathroom of her luxury Sydney apartment, picked up the …

Jill Meagher's Last Day

August 6th, 2018


29-year old Jill Meagher was going about her daily life on September 22, 2012 when a man with a lengthy criminal record took it all away from her. …

The Murder of Bonny Lee Bakley

July 22nd, 2018


Bonny Lee Bakley was not an ethical or particularly law-abiding woman. Not someone you would want your daughter to model her life after. She was a …

A Dangerous Woman

July 17th, 2018


Tracey Richter's outrageous crime-filled life could be the basis for a horror film featuring an attractive, revenge-oriented narcissist willing to do …

Tainted Love

July 9th, 2018


Does tragedy run in families?  In the case of the Augustine family, they seemed to have more than their own fair share of unexpected deaths.  In …

The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay

July 2nd, 2018


In Australia, about one person goes missing every 15 minutes. The majority are found within a week. Most missing persons cases take hours, days, or even weeks before an in-depth investigation is put into action. In the …

The Trooper's Target: The Murder of Dr. John Yelenic

June 26th, 2018


The life of John Yelenic, a young, friendly, prominent dentist who was murdered in Pennsylvania back in 2006, was intertwined with the lives of his soon to be ex-wife Michele and her live-in boyfriend, Pennsylvania …

Missing Amy

June 19th, 2018


When 17-year old Amy Billig disappeared in 1974, her mysterious absence created a life-altering void. Amy’s loved ones, especially her mother Sue, …

Murder Actually

June 11th, 2018


In the early morning of December 3, 1995, a farmer driving along a quiet country road saw the body of a teenage girl on the ground behind a barbed-wire fence. At first, he thought he was looking at a dead animal. As he …

The Spreckels Mansion Mystery

June 5th, 2018


In 2011, at the Spreckels Mansion on the Southern California Coast, there were two unexpected deaths that have since raised many doubts and endless …

The Surgeon's Wife

May 28th, 2018


Gail Katz-Bierenbaum was the attractive, young wife of an up and coming surgeon when she disappeared in July of 1985. Her husband, Dr. Robert …

All Her Children: The Victims of Marybeth Tinning

May 22nd, 2018


The story of Marybeth Tinning and her nine deceased children is one of the worst cases of Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy in the history of the disorder. Between the years of 1967 and 1985, Marybeth, a wife and mother in …

Trees of Death: The Barron Family Murders

May 15th, 2018


Jack Barron's wife, Irene, died in her bed in the spring of 1992. She was only 34 and in apparently good health. On the day of her death, Jack told …

Unleashed: A Dog Mauling in San Francisco

May 8th, 2018


With her arms full of grocery bags, 33-year old Diane Whipple had just returned to her upscale apartment in San Francisco on Jan. 26 2001. As she …

A Dark Heart

May 1st, 2018


Patricia Taylor and Tom Allanson came together after each of them left failing marriages behind. At thirty, Tom was younger than Pat by six years. He had been through two short, bad marriages and she had escaped one …

Blind Faith: The Murder of Maria Marshall

April 19th, 2018


Maria Marshall seemed to be living an enviable life. She was beautiful and wealthy, with a successful husband and three healthy sons. It wasn’t until …

Help Save the Next Girl

April 17th, 2018


When UVA student Hannah Graham disappeared from a Charlottesville mall in 2014, authorities and volunteers began a massive search to find her. …

Terror by Sea

April 10th, 2018


Oba Chandler was executed in 2011 for the killings of a mother and her two daughters off the coast of south Florida. Jo Rogers and her two teenaged daughters were enjoying a rare and well-deserved vacation when they …

Preppy Murder: The Killing of Jennifer Levin

April 3rd, 2018


Labelled as the "rough sex killing" or the “preppy murder,” the 1986 murder of college-bound teenager Jennifer Levin at the hands of so-called preppy …

Step-Monster: The Murder of Zahra Baker

March 26th, 2018


In her 10 years, Zahra Baker had gone through a lot and overcome more than most adults. She was a cancer survivor who had to have an amputation, the …

The Babysitter's Secrets

March 19th, 2018


Cherry Walker was a trusting, uncommonly innocent young woman with a developmental disability. When her neighbor Kim Cargill brought her son to Cherry to babysit, Cherry didn’t know enough to question her. Mentally …

A Beheading on Mount Baldy

March 12th, 2018


High on the mountains of Southern California, an overgrown driveway leads to the burned-out piece of ground that once supported Jack Irwin’s Mt. Baldy cabin. Life has moved on, as it always does, and the forest has …

The Life and Loss of Sheree Beasley

March 2nd, 2018


Six-year old Sheree Beasley was a tough little cookie. She had been through a lot in her short life, but she had a love of life and an independent …

The Final Act: The Murders of Julie Kibuishi & Samuel Herr

February 26th, 2018


Daniel Wozniak believed his acting abilities would help him get away with anything, including the perfect crime. For him, this crime was a …

Risky Business: The Murder of Larry McNabney

February 19th, 2018


Larry McNabney lived an exciting and tumultuous life.  Haunted by tragedies in his early life, Larry drank to excess and did his fair share of …

A Husband's Malice

February 13th, 2018


Grand Junction, Colorado, is a picturesque town on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The Blagg Family, Jennifer, Mike, and little Abby, had …

Unfortunate Sons

January 30th, 2018


Dr. Tariq Rafay, his wife Sultana and their 20-year old daughter Basma were viciously bludgeoned to death in their Bellevue, Washington home on the …

Bonus: Launch

January 23rd, 2018


Dick and Jill introduce you to a new podcast we believe you will really enjoy!  Launch. It's a podcast about what is involved in writing a book.  …

The Deliberate Widower: Malcolm Webster

January 23rd, 2018


Malcolm Webster drugged and murdered his first wife and, after getting away with it, he tried to do the same to his second wife. A third fiancé, …

Trigger Happy: The Murder of Jordan Davis

January 16th, 2018


There is no question that Michael Dunn shot and killed 17-year old Jordan Russell Davis. Tommy Stornes, Jordan’s friend who was driving the car …

Adopt a Wife: The Crimes of Franklin Delano Floyd

January 9th, 2018


A young woman was found in a ditch and rushed to a hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in April of 1990. She was the apparent victim of a hit and run. She seemed to be getting better and recovering from her head injury …

Thou Shalt Not Kill: The Murders of Sandy Bird & Marty Anderson

January 2nd, 2018


Early one Sunday morning, kayakers found the body of a woman floating in the shallow water of a river outside Emporia, Kansas. She was identified as Sandra Bird, the wife of a minister and the mother of three young …

Death House Landlady: Dorothea Puente

December 26th, 2017


There are vulnerable people in society who the rest of us have a moral obligation to protect and defend from those who would take advantage of them …

Unleashed Rage: The Killing of Betty Gore

December 19th, 2017


Full-time mom Candy Montgomery always did what was expected of her. She married, had two kids, and taught Sunday school at her church. Her husband …

Murder Foretold: The Cheryl Keeton Story

December 12th, 2017


When Cheryl Keeton was found dead in the middle of the highway in 1986, she was a talented, well-respected lawyer and the mother of three young boys. After her death was determined not to be an accident, her husband …

The Ultimate Sacrifice: Heaven's Gate Cult

December 5th, 2017


Members of the Heaven’s Gate cult donned black outfits, new Nike sneakers, and purple shrouds on the day of their deaths.  They each had a $5 bill …

The Story of Gypsy Rose Blancharde

November 28th, 2017


The story of Gypsy Rose Blancharde, a victim of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy and a convicted killer, has gained international attention and invited …

Death in a Home Daycare

November 21st, 2017


In-home daycare settings allow caretakers to work from home while offering working mothers an alternative to traditional day care settings. Parents weigh the benefits and drawbacks of their daycare options and most are …

An Inconvenient Woman

November 14th, 2017


At 7:36 pm on the first Tuesday in July 2008, Carol Kennedy made her nightly call to her mother. Ruth Kennedy lived across the country in Nashville, …

Love & Madness

November 7th, 2017


We all have someone in our family who is a little unstable. An eccentric aunt or a brother preparing for the zombie apocalypse maybe. But what happens when a family member sinks deeply into true madness, becoming a …

A Killer in the Family

October 31st, 2017


It only took minutes to tear apart the family of Darren Galsworthy, a blended family that had been through hardships and illnesses to finally find some happiness and equanimity. Darren and his wife Anjie had each been …

Sympathy for the Devil

October 24th, 2017


Pregnant mother Belinda Temple, 30, was found dead in her bedroom closet on January 11, 1999, shot in the back of the head with a shotgun. Her …

Mean Girls

October 17th, 2017


We’ve all done stupid things due to peer pressure. It can be harmless, such as influencing the way we dress or the way we wear our hair. Sometimes it …

And Then There Were None

October 10th, 2017


In 1966, three children, Jane, Arnna, and Grant Beaumont, went to the beach to celebrate Australia Day. Many people there saw the siblings having a great time, but they never returned home. They vanished without a …

Sugar & Spice: The Murder of Linda Brown

October 3rd, 2017


David Brown, a man who masterminded the 1985 murder of his wife, died of natural causes in a prison hospital in 2014. He was 61. Brown was in a protective housing unit because of his notoriety for the killing of his …

Dead by Friday

September 26th, 2017


Darren Burgess had married the wrong woman. Clinging to a dying relationship for the sake of his children, he turned to alcohol. Through 1998 and …


September 19th, 2017


A young mother is shot to death while she clutches her 7-month old baby. Her husband lies executed in the next room. This isn’t the story of a …

The Lost Girl: Haleigh Cummings

September 12th, 2017


It has been 8 and a half years since anyone has seen Haleigh Cummings alive. When she was last seen on February 9, 2009, she was 5-years old. She …

A Preview of our New Podcast: Watching ID

September 7th, 2017


As you may or may not now, we have a second podcast. It's called Watching ID. This is a brief introduction and 3 minute sample of our most recent episode: Grave Mysteries' Murder in the Chat Room. If you like what you …

First, Do No Harm

September 4th, 2017


Killers don’t wear nametags telling us who they are.  They look like everybody else.  They are fathers, brothers, neighbors, carpenters, doctors, men, or women.  On an upper class suburban street in Kansas City, at 7517 …

The Baby Thief

August 29th, 2017


Alma Sipple, a single mother in Tennessee, could not afford medical care for her ten-month-old daughter Irma when a knock on the door changed her …

An Officer and a Psychopath: The Crimes of Colonel Russell Williams

August 22nd, 2017


How well do we really know the people in our daily lives? Our co-workers, our boss, the clerk at the grocery store, our neighbors, our friends, or …

The Beauty School Murder: Who Killed Mackenzie Cowell?

August 14th, 2017


Of all the pain and struggles that are left in the aftermath of a murder, it may be the senselessness that haunts us the most.  On February 9th, …

Runaway Devil: The Richardson Family Murders

August 8th, 2017


At what age are we responsible for our actions?  Laws and opinions differ, but there are certain acts that seem to transcend age in their brutality …

Crazy Love: The Plot to Kill Rusty Sneiderman

August 1st, 2017


People do crazy things for love. Some people kill for love. Sometimes people die for love and their loved ones are left to somehow go on without them. To ponder the whys and what ifs. When Rusty Sneiderman was shot dead …

Gone Baby

July 25th, 2017


The story of Lisa Irwin, who went missing when she was just 10 months old, has riveted the nation and left behind unanswered questions.  How does a …

Natural Born Killers

July 16th, 2017


The Lillelid family van drove on through the twilight in Greenville, Tennessee, in April of 1997. Gravel crunched beneath its wheels as quiet sobs echoed inside. The sun had set, and dusk gave way to nightfall. When the …

Four Little Witnesses

July 11th, 2017


Sheila Bellush's 13-year-old daughter Stevie came home from school on November 7th, 1997, and found her 23-month-old quadruplet siblings crying and …

A Devil Down in Georgia

July 4th, 2017


On the morning of July 18th, 2014, Ross Harris was expected to bring his 22-month-old son Cooper to daycare on his way to work.  Ross and Cooper ate …


June 27th, 2017


Murder is stupid. If you have any doubt, this case will fully convince you. Buckle up for a twisted tale of love, murder and deceit that will cause …

Love's Labor Lost

June 18th, 2017


On a Saturday morning in June 1998, no one could find mother and daughter Vicki and Valessa Richardson. The night before, single mother Vicki had …

Fatal Exposure

June 2nd, 2017


Friends and housemates hadn't heard from Travis Alexander for 5 days when they let themselves into his house to check on him.  What they found was shocking.  And they knew who was responsible: Travis's ex-girlfriend …

Guilt by Association

May 22nd, 2017


Blake Layman made a very bad decision when he was 16.  That decision set off a series of circumstances that culminated with his arrest and conviction …

Surviving Ted Bundy

May 18th, 2017


Ted Bundy moved from Seattle, Washington to the University of Utah in 1974 after committing a series of brutal murders of young women.  Police …

A Taste for Murder

May 17th, 2017


On a high, jagged cliff overlooking the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Green River, Wyoming, a young mother and her 5 year-old son plunged to their …

The Girl Scout Camp Murders

May 10th, 2017


In the middle of the night, as thunderstorms engulfed the remote tents of Camp Scott in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, 3 girl scouts were snatched from …

No Mercy

April 30th, 2017


Young and eager nurse Beverly Allitt was trusted by the parents of her young patients. But after a series of unexplained deaths on the children's ward at Grantham Hospital, all eyes turned to her.  Investigators …

Fatal Father

April 26th, 2017


Young couple Frances and Darren Jenkinson of Glasgow, Scotland, were happy and attentive parents of 8 week-week old baby boy Aaron when tragedy …

A Daughter's Deadly Deception

April 20th, 2017


Hann and Bich Ha Pan had high expectations for their daughter Jennifer. She lived a sheltered life filled with piano lessons, figure-skating competitions, and several hours of studying each day. This type of parenting …

A Monster in the Neighborhood

April 11th, 2017


On October 5th, 2012, Sarah Ridgeway called 911 to report her 10 year-old daughter, Jessica, missing. Jessica had left her home at 8:25am that …

Dead in the Water

April 9th, 2017


In the 1980s and 1990s, at least 70 women were killed in the Seattle and Tacoma Washington area by the Green River Killer. The victims were mainly prostitutes and runaways who were picked up along the Pacific Highway …

When Evil Came to Town

March 21st, 2017


This is the first True Crime Brewery commissioned podcast!  

Thank you to Todd Feitl---a listener so fascinated by true crime (and beer!) that he paid us to do a TCB episode on the Son of Sam murders.

The Son of Sam …

Death by Dentist

March 19th, 2017


To Bart Corbin, til death do us part meant murder. In 2004, Jenn Corbin's 7 year-old son found her murdered in her bed. He knew his father was …

Shots in the Dark

March 11th, 2017


29 year old Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius on Valentine's Day 2013. He would claim that he thought there was an …

Postpartum Psychosis

March 8th, 2017


Andrea Yates confessed to drowning her five children in their bathtub at home on June 20, 2001. She had been suffering for some time with postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis.   In her 2002 trial, the district …

The Wife Who Knew Too Much

March 7th, 2017


Mother of two Sara Tokars was just learning about her husband's shady business dealings when she was killed---executed with a gunshot to the head in front of her young children.  When the truth came out, everyone who …

A Bitter End

February 24th, 2017


27 year-old Laura Ackerson was last seen on July 13, 2011, after stopping by the home of her ex-partner Grant Hayes and his wife Amanda Hayes.  She …


February 18th, 2017


On the evening of October 25th, 1994, a 23 year old woman frantically knocked on the door of the McCloud family in the small town of Union, South …

A Husband's Rage

February 12th, 2017


A young mother who was well liked in her small Irish community, Rachel O'Reilly loved life.  She loved her children, her home, her friends, and her husband Joe.  As her marriage began to deteriorate, Rachel was …

An Unfit Mother

January 30th, 2017


Baby Gabriel Johnson has not been seen since 2009.  And the only person who knows what happened to him isn't talking: His mother.  Elizabeth Johnson took Gabriel out of state and away from his father when he was only 7 …

Lying in Wait

January 26th, 2017


On Thanksgiving day 2012, two teens were shot to death while in the act of burglarizing a home in Little Falls, Minnesota.  Initially believed to be a case of justified homicides, circumstances in this case brought that …

Getting Away with Murder

January 22nd, 2017


  The story of murdered toddler Caylee Anthony gained an enormous amount of attention in 2008 when her mother Casey didn't report her missing for 31 …

Torn from the Womb

January 17th, 2017


In 2015, Dynel Lane lured 34 weeks pregnant Michelle Wilkins to her home with a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. She beat Michelle and stabbed her before cutting Michelle's baby girl from her body.  This is the latest in …

Bed of Lies

January 7th, 2017


The lies told by Mark Hacking to make him feel better about himself and appear successful proved lethal to his wife Lori after they were revealed.  …

In Plain Sight

December 30th, 2016


This may be the only True Crime Brewery case that has a happy sit back and enjoy...but not until we delve into the horrors 3 innocent girls endured for a decade.  This is a story of unimaginable crimes, but …

No Girls Allowed

December 25th, 2016


Does lightning strike twice?  Paula Sims expected investigators to believe that it did.  Three years apart, Paula reported her newborn daughters …

The 12 Beers of Christmas Finale

December 20th, 2016


Join us for a holiday episode where Jill and Dick recap and discuss the iconic Christmas film Love Actually.  The final beer of Christmas is …

The 12 Beers of Christmas Episode 11

December 17th, 2016


JonBenet was born in 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia, the younger of the two children of Patsy and John Ramsey. At the time of her death, JonBenet was 6 …

The 12 Beers of Christmas Episode 10

December 17th, 2016


The Covina massacre occurred on December 24, 2008, in Covina, a city in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California. Nine people were killed, either by gunshot wounds or in an arson fire inside a house, where a Christmas Eve …

The 12 Beers of Christmas Episode 9

December 17th, 2016


Connie Villa forced her three youngest children to ingest the undisclosed amount of drugs at their apartment before she honed in on her eldest daughter, Aniarael Macias, on Christmas day 2013. When Macias refused to …

The 12 Beers of Christmas Episode 8

December 14th, 2016


According to testimony, Joseph McEnroe and Michelle Anderson armed themselves and drove their pickup to the home of her parents, Wayne Anderson, 60, and Judy Anderson, 61, on the afternoon of Dec. 24, 2007. Once inside, …

12 Beers of Christmas Episode 7

December 13th, 2016


The Mission Valley killings of 3 young people at a shopping mall shocked the community and devastated at least 2 families.  Finding the motive would …

12 Beers of Christmas Episode 6

December 9th, 2016


7 Family Members found dead on Christmas day 2011 appeared to be celebrating the holiday when they were shot dead.  Who committed this horrible …

12 Beers of Christmas Episode 5

December 9th, 2016


Dustin Lee Klopp punched his wife Stephanie Kilhefner in the face, causing her to fall to the floor, and then cut her throat with a knife and struck …

The 12 Beers of Christmas Episode 4

December 8th, 2016


The Ashland tragedy is the name given to the violent murder of three teenagers, Robert and Fannie Gibbons and Emma Carico in Ashland, Kentucky in …

The 12 Beers of Christmas Episode 3

December 8th, 2016


The Italian Hall Disaster was a tragedy that occurred on December 24, 1913, in Calumet, Michigan. Seventy-three men, women, and children, mostly striking mine workers and their families, were crushed to death in a …

Lured: The Vanishing of Erin Corwin

December 8th, 2016


Erin Corwin thought she was being taken into the desert for a marriage proposal. Excited, she texted a friend in Tennessee, eager to share the big …

The 12 Beers of Christmas Episode 2

December 5th, 2016


In 1929, share-cropper Charles Lawson brutally murdered his wife and 6 of his children after buying them Christmas outfits and having a family photo taken. Rumors of his motive range from financial stress to incest.  …

The 12 Beers of Christmas Episode 1

December 5th, 2016


In our first installment in the 12 Beers of Christmas, we discuss trends in domestic violence over the holidays and how to help and support victims …

Shaken Baby

December 3rd, 2016


When 8 month old Matthew Eappen died of severe head trauma, his 18 year old Au Pair was arrested for murder.  What followed was a trial second only …

Munchausen by Proxy

November 25th, 2016


Lacey Spears's struggle seemed to be every mother's worst nightmare.  From the day he was born, her son Garnett was afflicted with multiple …

Buried Secrets

November 23rd, 2016


The recent news is shocking and we're learning more each day.  Todd Kohlhepp, successful real estate agent and convicted sex offender, has been …

Four Dead Girls

November 10th, 2016


On December 6, 1991, Jennifer Harbison and Eliza Thomas, both 17, were scrubbing down counters and sweeping the floors at a yogurt shop in Austin, Texas, anticipating going home and having a sleepover.  Jennifer's …

Sins of the Father

November 5th, 2016


Born again Christian Chris Coleman had a great life: an intelligent and loving wife, two healthy and robust young sons, and a six figure income from …

A Mom on Death Row

October 27th, 2016


Darlie Routier told investigators that she woke in the middle of the night to an intruder attacking her and her two young children.  But her story of …

Justice Revisited

October 25th, 2016


After nearly four decades behind bars, an Arizona man who long maintained that his ex-wife had framed him for a double murder left prison as a free man.  With the help of the Arizona Justice Project, Bill Macumber …

Cruel Intentions

October 22nd, 2016


The Friedli family home in Pinyon Pines, California was burned to the ground in 2006.  This was no accident.  Inside, investigators found the charred remains of Vicki Friedli and her boyfriend, Jon Hayward.  Out front, …

Without Motive

October 11th, 2016


On a cold evening in January 2001, the idyllic community of Dartmouth College was shattered by the discovery that two professors had been brutally …

Innocence Lost

October 6th, 2016


Etan Patz was just 6 years old when he disappeared from his Manhattan neighborhood in 1979.  His disappearance helped in the establishment of new …

Pretty Poison

September 29th, 2016


Eric and Ann Miller were two attractive, intelligent, successful people who met at Purdue University and married in 1993.  In December, 2000, Eric …

Deadly Lessons

September 26th, 2016


On May 1, 1990, Pamela Smart came home from a work meeting to find her condominium ransacked and her husband, Gregg, dead and bleeding on the floor. …

Body Heat

September 25th, 2016


Body Heat is a dramatic film noir set in the hot atmosphere of Miranda Beach, Florida. The alluring, crafty, and sultry femme fatale "Matty Walker" …

Domestic Deceit

September 22nd, 2016


It was a crime that made national headlines. A Texas man was found dead and the only person who knew what happened was his wife.

At his home in an …


September 18th, 2016



Kelsie Jean Schelling lived in Larimer Square in Denver, Colorado. On February 4, 2013, when she was 21 years old, she went to Pueblo to meet her …

Away from Home

September 17th, 2016


Six-year-old Timmothy lived with his parents, James Pitzen and Amy Fry-Pitzen, in Aurora, Illinois at the time of his disappearance. He is their only …

Deadly Greed

September 8th, 2016


In 1989, Carol and Charles Stuart were expecting their first child. After a childbirth education class at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, …

Above the Law

September 8th, 2016


Drew Peterson is a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, who has been missing since 2007. Stacy's disappearance led police …

Gone Girl: Untrue Crime Movie

September 1st, 2016

Gone Girl is a psychological thriller, released in 2014, which invited critical acclaim, feminist praise and disfavor, and widespread public …

Marked Absent

August 28th, 2016


At the age of 7, Kyron Horman went missing from his elementary school.  He was reported absent from his first class, but it wasn't until after school …

Untrue Crime Movie: Unfaithful

August 22nd, 2016


Unfaithful was released in theaters in 2002 with moderate success. But it was on cable TV and in it's DVD release that this tense, erotic tale of …

Yesterday's Child

August 18th, 2016


Erica Lynn Parsons was reported missing July 30, 2013 by her adoptive brother.  She hadn't been seen since 2011.  It would be revealed that Erica was …

A Most Selfish Act

August 11th, 2016


When 8 months pregnant Laci Peterson disappeared from her Modesto, California home on Christmas eve 2002, police didn't take long to turn their …

The Devil Inside

August 11th, 2016


A chemical engineer with his own legal firm and a professor at the local college, Donnie Rudd was at the top of his game.  He had everyone fooled by …

Taken: The Abduction of William Tyrrell

August 7th, 2016


William Tyrrell, 3 years old, disappeared from his grandmother's house in Kendall, New South Wales, on September 12, 2014. Days were spent …

The End of the Affair

August 3rd, 2016


California native Levy, an intern at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, DC, went missing in May 2001 and her remains were found a year later in local Rock Creek Park. Soon after her disappearance, her case …

Little Boy Lost

July 21st, 2016


Deorr Kunz Jr., 2 years old at the time, was reported missing by his parents on July 10, 2015. The toddler's parents, Jessica Mitchell and DeOrr …

Thrill Kill: The Senseless Murder of Tim Bosma

July 14th, 2016


On May 6, 2013, Tim Bosma left his wife and young child to take two men on a test drive in his truck.  He never returned.  Days later, his charred …

For the Love of Crystal

July 8th, 2016

The search has intensified for a missing Kentucky mother of five, who was last seen alive on July 3rd 2015 by her live-in boyfriend. 

Crystal …

Justice for Celina

July 5th, 2016


11-year old Celina Cass was reported missing from her home in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire on July 26, 2011. Her body was found wrapped in a …

Looking for Lauren

July 3rd, 2016


The mysterious case of Lauren Spierer has haunted detectives in the charming college town of Bloomington, Indiana, since June 2011, when the Indiana …

Hell Hath No Fury...

June 25th, 2016


Dan Broderick was one of California's most successful attorneys.  His wife, Betty, was  a beautiful socialite. But when Betty discovered Dan's hidden …

Death by Familiar Hands

June 16th, 2016


After Susan Powell's disappearance in 2009, investigators' scrutiny extended not only to Josh Powell, but also to his father, Steven. Steven Powell was said to have become romantically obsessed with Susan. Computer …

Missing Mom

June 15th, 2016


Michele Harris' empty minivan was found the morning of Sept. 12, 2001, with the keys still in the ignition at the end of her and her husband's long …

Murder on a Sunday Morning

June 7th, 2016


On May 7, 2000, in the parking lot of the Ramada Inn in Jacksonville, Florida, 65-year-old Mary Ann Stephens is shot in the head. Ninety minutes …

Dark Water

June 2nd, 2016


Elisa Lam went missing in January 2013.  When her body was found in a water tank on the roof of the hotel where she was staying, the public was stunned and her family was devastated.  We discuss this sad case and all of …

Who Killed Nancy Cooper?

May 29th, 2016


Nancy Cooper was killed at the age of 34.  A young mother and avid runner, Nancy didn't return from a run one morning.  She was found dead two days later.  Her husband was tried for her murder, convicted, and won an …

What Happened to Ayla Reynolds?

May 22nd, 2016


What happened to 20 month old Ayla Reynolds? This is the most complex criminal investigation in Maine history. 

The Road Not Travelled

May 18th, 2016


Tammy Kingery was a 37 year old nurse and mother of three when she disappeared on September 20, 2014. Her family is doing all they can, along with …

The Maura Murray Case

May 16th, 2016


Jill and Dick talk about the case of Maura Murray, a nursing student who disappeared on a New Hampshire road in 2004. 

On the afternoon of February 9, before she left campus, Maura emailed her professors and work …

The Madeleine McCann Case

May 12th, 2016


At the time of this recording, it is Madeleine McCann’s 13th birthday. Since her disappearance in 2007, there have been investigations, searches, allegations, accusations, theories and rumors about what happened to …

The Michele MacNeill Murder

May 5th, 2016


Jill and Dick discuss the death of Michele MacNeill, a Utah mother found unresponsive in her bathtub in 2007.  The trial which convicted her husband is discussed. 

The Staircase Part One

May 1st, 2016


The Staircase is a 10 part documentary film about the death of Kathleen Peterson and her husband’s trial for first degree murder. Jill and Dick discuss this true crime in three parts, each with a great beer consumed and …

The Staircase Part Two

May 1st, 2016


The Michael Peterson trial takes an unexpected turn when his past in Germany comes back to haunt him.  A German beer is in order!

The Staircase Part Three

May 1st, 2016


The conclusion of our 3 part series on The Staircase.  Jill shares The Owl Theory while Dick introduces us to a North Carolina IPA!

The Disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley

May 1st, 2016


Jill and Dick discuss the case of missing person Amy Lynn Bradley, who disappeared while on a Caribbean Cruise with her family.  Tatonka Stout is reviewed.

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