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30 EpisodesProduced by Matt JohnsonWebsite

EMMY award winning crime beat reporter Matt Johnson dusts off his reporter notebooks for this exciting podcast and gives you a first hand perspective on cold cases, homicides, mysteries & murders he has covered, followed and still haunt him today. Follow on social and

30 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

35 - SERIAL: Daughter of the 'San Francisco Witch Killer'

October 6th, 2020


NEW SHOCKING DETAILS: Daughter of the 'San Francisco Witch Killer' Jenn Carson, speaks out about her father and stepmother's murder spree across California.

James Clifford Carson (aka Michael Bear Carson) and Susan …

34 - MYSTERY: The Disappearance of Christine Walters

September 28th, 2020


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Anita Walters, mother of  Christine Walters who mysteriously disappeared after being found naked on a stranger's doorstep.
Christine Walters is described as a nature lover, animal lover and yogi. …

33 - MYSTERY: The Springfield Three

September 22nd, 2020


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Janis Moore McCall, mother of Stacy McCall who was one of the three women who went missing in Springfield MO in 1992 without a trace.

Sherill Levitt (47), Suzanne (Suzie) Streeter (19), Stacy …

32 - MYSTERY: Ellen Greenberg - MURDER or SUICIDE ?

September 15th, 2020


On January 26, 2011 Ellen Rae Greengerg was found dead in her Philadelphia apartment with multiple stab wounds.

She suffered from 20 stab wounds, …

31 - MURDER: Abby & Libby 'The Delphi Murders'

September 8th, 2020


NEW INTERVIEW with Kelsie German, sister of Libby German.

On February 13, 2017 13 year old Abigail Williams and 14 year old Liberty Rose German were …

30 - MURDER: The Labor Day murder of Katie Sepich

August 31st, 2020


College student Katie Sepich was a loving sister, friend and daughter when she was attacked, raped and murdered Labor Day weekend in 2003.

On August …

29 - MURDER: Elvis impersonator killed at Las Vegas 'Graceland' Mansion

August 24th, 2020


Well known Elvis tribute artist Dana Mackay and his beauty queen girlfriend Mary Huffman were murdered inside their Las Vegas mansion.

Dana headlined at the Dunes casino before moving to the Imperial Palace where he was …

28 - SERIAL: Golden State Killer Survivor Kris Pedretti speaks out

August 18th, 2020


NEW INTERVIEW: Golden State Killer survivor Kris Pedretti opens up about the crime, why she was unable to talk about it for years and what she plans …

27 - MYSTERY: Carole Baskin's ‘Tiger King’ Don Lewis goes Missing

August 10th, 2020


NEW Information, New family statement and New response from Carole Baskin in the disappearance of Don Lewis.

This is the same missing persons case at …

26 - MURDER: ‘Cult Mom’ Lori Vallow & Chad Daybell

August 3rd, 2020


A bizarre case and a series of deaths surrounding Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell. The so-called 'Doomsday Couple' are currently in jail facing several felony charges.

In August 2020, they are due to appear in court for …

25 - SERIAL: Daughter of the BTK Serial Killer

July 26th, 2020


Kerri Rawson, the daughter of the BTK Serial Killer opens up about her father Dennis Rader. What family life was like before he was arrested, how she learned he was the BTK Serial Killer and her relationship with him …

24 - EXECUTION WITNESS: Lawrence Colwell Jr. put to death

July 26th, 2020


My friend and colleague John Huck from FOX 5 Las Vegas and I discuss witnessing the execution of a condemned death row inmate.

Lawrence Colwell Jr. …


July 19th, 2020


True Crime DEADLINE returns for Season II with host Matt Johnson.

Matt is an EMMY award winning journalist who dusts off his reporter notebooks to bring you his first hand account of covering notorious crimes and lesser …

23 - MURDER: Newlyweds Gary & Stephanie Gillette

November 11th, 2019


On Friday December 13, 1985 newlyweds Gary and Stephanie Gillette were celebrating Christmas as a new family. Gary had three daughters from a previous marriage and Stephanie loved them like her own.

The new, blended …

22 - MURDER: Leslie & Adriane 'The Halloween Murders'

October 27th, 2019


Leslie Mazzara, Adriane Insogna and Lauren Meanza were roommates living in a small house near downtown Napa when a killer broke in and attacked two of the women.

On October 31st 2004, the friends were celebrating …

21 - MYSTERY: Death of Joseph Miranda

October 21st, 2019


In July 2006, 19-year-old Joseph Miranda was working for a local landscape company outside Baltimore Maryland.

He went to work early, kissed his mom …

20 - MYSTERY: Death of Jessica Johnson

October 14th, 2019


On June 2, 2017 a mail carrier discovered Jessica Johnson dead and tied to a mailbox in Horn Lake Mississippi.

The DeSoto County Coroner determined her cause of death as Asphyxiation due to Hanging.


19 - TERROR: Killer on the Train

October 6th, 2019


American Hero, Alek Skarlatos opens up in a rare interview about stopping a terror attack on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

In 2015, Alek was on leave after being deployed to Afghanistan with the Oregon Army National …

18 - SERIAL: Ted Bundy Survivor Kathy Kleiner

September 30th, 2019


On January 15, 1978, Kathy Kleiner was asleep in her room at Chi Omega sorority house at Florida State University in Tallahassee FL., when serial killer Ted Bundy broke in and attacked.

Bundy killed Margaret Bowman and …

17 - SERIAL: Unmasking the Brockton Killer

September 22nd, 2019


New details in the Brockton Serial Killer case after a possible arrest linking a man accused of abducting and killing a mom to two horrific murders.

Between 2013 and 2014 a man has been attacking, raping and killing …

16 - MYSTERY: Murder of News Anchor Jodi Huisentruit

September 15th, 2019


On June 27, 1995 Jodi Huisentruit was abducted from the parking lot at her apartment complex in Mason City Iowa.

The 27-year-old local news anchor was …

15 - SERIAL: The Candy Man's Last Victim

September 8th, 2019


In the 1970's Houston's coastal communities were victim to the 'Houston Mass Murders', the deadliest case of serial mass killings in the United States at the time.

The killer was local business man Dean Corll, nicknamed …

14 - MURDER: Betty & Kathryn 'The Labor Day Murders'

September 1st, 2019


Two women in Starkville Mississippi are killed after a man knocks on their door on Labor Day.

On September 3, 1990 friends Betty Jones and Kathryn Crigler were wrapping up Labor Day weekend at Kathryn's home, they had …

13 - STALKER: Kelly Swoboda & His Dungeon Van

August 25th, 2019


Fugitive Kelly Vern Mark Swoboda stalked and kidnapped a 23-year-old woman working at a tanning salon. He hit her over the head with a gun, dragged …

12 - MURDER: Jody LeCornu

August 18th, 2019


Jody LeCornu was a student at Towson University in Baltimore Maryland when she was murdered in cold blood on March 2, 1996. Today her identical twin …

11 - MURDER: Shirley McGill & Tamara Tucker

August 11th, 2019


A husband kills his wife on a cruise ship after drinking heavily and blames it on the scorpion inside the tequila bottle.

55 year old Robert McGill …

10 - SERIAL: Amber Dubois & Chelsea King

August 5th, 2019


Two San Diego teens Amber Dubois and Chelsea King are killed by a convicted sex offender who slipped through the cracks.

Now 10 years later, I sit down for an EXCLUSIVE interview with Amber's mother Carrie McGonigle.

This …

CASE BREAK 2- DNA to Catch A Killer

July 28th, 2019


In this mini-episode called a Case Break host Matt Johnson talks to forensic genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick.

Colleen is a former NASA contractor with …

9 - MURDER: Kathy Augustine

July 21st, 2019


Kathy Augustine was a mom and a rising star in Nevada State politics.

She was elected to State Assembly, State Senate and became the first woman to be …

8 - MURDER: Jeanette Corpuz

July 15th, 2019


Jeanette Maria Corpuz was 28 when she went missing from Reno Nevada in the winter of 2003.
After large amounts of blood and evidence was recovered at …

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