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Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

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Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is a podcast drama with a modern twist on old time radio that delves into the mystery of true cold cases and unsolved murders. With the help of an ensemble cast, follow our hosts as they take you on an entertaining journey through the crime scene, the investigati… read more

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E252: Harry & Harriette Moore Pt. 1

June 8th, 2021


For nearly two decades, a Black couple in Florida took on some of the state’s most insidious civil rights violations. Leveraging the political power …

Introducing Devious Dads

June 7th, 2021


Revisit ten of the worst fathers in true crime history in this special collection from Parcast Network. From the father who turned his son into a …

E251: “Manson Family Lawyer” Ronald Hughes

June 1st, 2021


In 1971, a mangled body was found in a Ventura County creek. It belonged to Ronald Hughes, the unlikely criminal defense lawyer who represented members of the Manson family until his disappearance. 

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E250: “Panic on Campus” Christine Rothschild

May 25th, 2021


After her college best friend is murdered in 1968, Linda Tomaszewski devotes her life to cracking the case. What follows is a decades-long hunt for a …

E249: J. Douglas Edgar Pt. 2

May 18th, 2021


A young journalist took up the investigation into the world-famous golfer’s mysterious death, uncovering a story that began to look a lot like a tale …

E248: J. Douglas Edgar Pt. 1

May 11th, 2021


The pro golfer who revolutionized the game with a new technique dubbed “The Movement” was found dead on the side of the road in 1921. The case was …

E247: Chandra Levy

May 4th, 2021


After a Washington D.C. intern disappeared in May 2001, her parents learned she was having a secret affair with a powerful politician. The case …

E246: “Explosion in Edinburgh” Lord Darnley Pt. 2

April 27th, 2021


Gossip spread throughout Scotland that Mary herself had a hand in Lord Darnley’s murder. While accusations flew, the Earl of Bothwell forced Mary into marrying him against her will, and Mary discovered a conspiracy …

E245: “Explosion in Edinburgh” Lord Darnley Pt. 1

April 20th, 2021


In 1567, a massive explosion shook the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. Mary, Queen of Scots, was safe in her palace — but the same couldn’t be said for …

E244: “Silenced Starlet” Thelma Todd Pt. 2

April 13th, 2021


Thelma Todd's ex-husband and business partner, Roland Hughes, was quick to name the starlet's 1935 death an accident. But as the years went on, his …

E243: “Silenced Starlet” Thelma Todd Pt. 1

April 6th, 2021


In 1935, a young movie star from Massachusetts was found dead in her Los Angeles garage. Thelma Todd had started making waves in Hollywood eight …

E242: The Colonel and His Son Pt. 2

March 30th, 2021


After the murder of Colonel Albert Fountain and his eight-year-old son, the governor of New Mexico vowed to bring their killers to justice. But the …

E241: The Colonel and His Son Pt. 1

March 23rd, 2021


In 1896, New Mexico was still the Wild West, and Colonel Albert Fountain was one of the only people keeping the territory from being overrun by …

E240: Karen Silkwood Pt. 2

March 16th, 2021


Karen Silkwood's death in 1974 seemed like more than a simple accident. Investigators soon uncovered clues that pointed to a massive conspiracy …

E239: Karen Silkwood Pt. 1

March 9th, 2021


In November 1974, Karen Silkwood left work at a nuclear power plant in Oklahoma and headed to a secret meeting with The New York Times. She was planning to blow the whistle on illegal and dangerous practices at the …

E238: Daisy Zick Pt. 2

March 2nd, 2021


Found dead in her home with twenty-seven knife wounds, Daisy Zick became the subject of intense rumors in her small town of Battle Creek, Michigan. 

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E237: Daisy Zick Pt. 1

February 23rd, 2021


On January 14th, 1963, Raymond Mercer waited for his girlfriend, Daisy Zick, to show up at the factory where they both worked. She never arrived.

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E236: The Stelzriede Family Massacre Pt. 2

February 16th, 2021


The 1874 Saxtown ax murders turned neighbor against neighbor in the small Illinois town. Missing money, a sizable inheritance, and rumors of a family feud inflamed paranoid accusations. And just as it seemed justice …

E235: The Stelzriede Family Massacre Pt. 1

February 9th, 2021


On March 19th, 1874, Fritz Stelzriede picked up a mysterious package and made rounds at a farm auction before heading home to Saxtown, Illinois. By the next morning, his home had been ransacked, and the entire family …

E234: “The Green Bicycle Case” Bella Wright

February 2nd, 2021


On July 5th 1919, 21-year-old Bella Wright was found dead in the English countryside, her bicycle strewn across the road beside her. Investigators …

E233: "Hitler's Half-Niece" Geli Raubal Pt. 2

January 26th, 2021


The 1931 gunshot death of Geli Raubal was ruled a suicide by Munich police, but for many people, questions remained. With Hitler’s political career …

E232: "Hitler's Half-Niece" Geli Raubal Pt. 1

January 19th, 2021


She’s said to be Hitler’s greatest love — a vivacious companion who became a romantic obsession. Was Geli Raubal also the future Führer’s first victim? 

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E231: Florence Broadhurst Pt. 2

January 12th, 2021


By March 1989, Florence Broadhurst’s case had been cold for over a decade. But a string of murders in suburban Sydney, Australia brought renewed …

E230: Florence Broadhurst Pt. 1

January 5th, 2021


Sultry stage performer, shrewd businesswoman, charming dressmaker… Florence Broadhurst knew the power of bold reinvention. In 1961, on the brink of …

The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 3)

December 24th, 2020


For decades, family members and sleuths have tried to determine what really happened the night of the fire. As of yet, they have been unsuccessful. …

The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 2)

December 24th, 2020


In the aftermath of the fire, a startling number of tips, twists, and witnesses came forward regarding the fate of the Sodder children. Their father, …

The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 1)

December 24th, 2020


Early Christmas day in 1945, Jennie Sodder woke up to her house on fire. The blaze consumed her home, and five of her young children. Or did it? Strange events, prescient remarks, and a lack of human remains hinted at …

E229: Meriwether Lewis Pt. 2

December 22nd, 2020


In the immediate aftermath of Lewis's death, all signs pointed toward suicide. But in the years that followed, the evidence and witness testimonies …

E228: Meriwether Lewis Pt. 1

December 15th, 2020


The American explorer Meriwether Lewis was made famous by a pioneering cross-country expedition. But in 1809, three years after its triumphant conclusion, he was shot to death. The mystery of who killed him — and why — …

E227: Laetitia Toureaux Pt. 2

December 8th, 2020


Before Toureaux was murdered, the 29-year-old was simultaneously working as a spy for both the Italian fascists and the communists — and picking up …

E226: Laetitia Toureaux Pt. 1

December 1st, 2020


In 1937, Laetitia Toureaux entered the first class car of the Paris metro alone. Less than a minute later, she was bleeding to death with a knife in …

E225: Helen Jewett Pt. 2

November 17th, 2020


There was only one suspect in Helen Jewett's brutal murder: her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Richard. But as the story of Jewett's death spread through the tabloids, Richard was treated less like a killer, and more …

E224: Helen Jewett Pt. 1

November 10th, 2020


In 1836, a 23-year-old sex worker named Helen Jewett was found dead in bed at her upscale Manhattan brothel. Once the city's tabloids got a hold of …

E223: Bobby Fuller Pt. 2

November 3rd, 2020


A mysterious gunman, a music exec with mob ties, suspiciously timed life insurance policies… The LAPD may have ruled Bobby’s death a suicide, but …

E222: Bobby Fuller Pt. 1

October 27th, 2020


In July 1966, Bobby Fuller — the musician who popularized “I Fought The Law” and was dubbed “The Rock and Roll King of the Southwest” — wanted out of …

E221: Mary Jane Reed and Stanley Skridla Pt. 2

October 20th, 2020


In 1948, the investigation into Stanley Skridla and Mary Jane Reed's deaths came to a stand-still. Many suspected a member of the Sheriff's …

E220: Mary Jane Reed and Stanley Skridla Pt. 1

October 13th, 2020


A gruesome double murder in 1948 shocked a small town in Illinois. And when the prime suspect emerged, the case turned scandalous.

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E219: Charles Sessums Pt. 2

October 6th, 2020


After Texas A&M senior Charles Sessums was killed during a 1926 football game against Baylor University, the two schools struggled to find his …

E218: Charles Sessums Pt. 1

September 29th, 2020


A college football rivalry between Texas A&M and Baylor University reached a climax in 1926, when a riot broke out during halftime and left one …

E217: Jane Stanford Pt. 2

September 22nd, 2020


In early 1905, Hawaiian police opened—and quickly closed—an investigation into Jane Stanford’s mysterious death. A century later, an amateur sleuth …

E216: Jane Stanford Pt. 1

September 15th, 2020


She became one of the most influential people in California when she co-founded Stanford University in 1891. Jane Stanford was widely beloved for her forward-thinking, liberal ideals—but she also earned a few enemies. …

E215: Edward & Richard, The Two Princes in the Tower Pt. 2

September 8th, 2020


Once the princes disappeared, rumors and theories spread about who killed them—or if they were really dead at all. None of the speculation mattered …

E214: Edward & Richard, The Two Princes in the Tower Pt. 1

September 1st, 2020


In 1483, two princes got caught in the center of a bloody war for the throne of England—and became one of the biggest murder mysteries in British history. After the princes' uncle realized they were the only thing …

E213: Catherine Anne Cesnik Pt. 2

August 25th, 2020


The search for Sister Cathy’s murderer went cold until the 1990s, when a former student recovered traumatic memories she’d repressed. Their …

E212: Catherine Anne Cesnik Pt. 1

August 18th, 2020


On January 3, 1970, the body of a young teaching nun was found in a Baltimore suburb. Cathy Cesnik was a devout Catholic and beloved by her students… …

E211: Agents Dale Kearney & Ray Sutton Pt. 2

August 11th, 2020


While investigating the murder of colleague Dale Kearney, prohibition agent Raymond Sutton vanished on August 28, 1930. Despite strong leads for both …

E210: Agents Dale Kearney & Ray Sutton Pt. 1

August 4th, 2020


On July 6, 1930, prohibition agent Dale Kearney was shot and killed in the town of Aguilar. He was the first Colorado federal agent to be killed in …

E209: Alexandra Wiwcharuk Pt. 2

July 28th, 2020


After Saskatoon police failed to find a suspect in the murder of 23-year-old Alexandra Wiwcharuk, the case went cold. Her friends and family took the …

E208: Alexandra Wiwcharuk Pt. 1

July 21st, 2020


On May 18, 1962, Canadian beauty queen Alexandra Wiwcharuk went for a walk… and never returned. Her body was found 13 days later, buried in a shallow …

E207: John Hossack Pt. 2

July 14th, 2020


Once Margaret Hossack was arrested for the alleged murder of her abusive husband, her court case became famous across Iowa. Her community decided she was guilty even before the trial began. But her case wasn’t nearly as …

E206: John Hossack Pt. 1

July 7th, 2020


In 1900, an Iowa farmer was found hacked to death in bed next to his wife, Margaret. She swore she had slept through the entire attack… But when her …

E205: Arthur “Buddy” Schumacher Pt. 2

June 30th, 2020


After eight-year-old Buddy Schumacher went missing in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin in the summer of 1925, his dead body was found beaten and gagged in the …

E204: Arthur “Buddy” Schumacher Pt. 1

June 23rd, 2020


On July 24th, 1925, eight-year-old Buddy Schumacher went missing from his home in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The family searched for months, and the …

E203: Cleopatra Pt. 2

June 16th, 2020


In 31 BCE, Cleopatra and Mark Antony’s torrid union is tested when Roman leader Octavian declares war against Cleopatra. As Roman troops storm the …

E202: Cleopatra Pt. 1

June 9th, 2020


She became the queen of Egypt in 51 BCE, and ignited a worldwide scandal when her fling with Roman leader Julius Caesar produced a child. But …

E201: The Atlanta Ripper Pt. 2

June 2nd, 2020


By 1911, a serial killer dubbed the “Atlanta Ripper” had killed so many African American women, even the white-owned newspapers and white-controlled …

E200: The Atlanta Ripper Pt. 1

May 26th, 2020


In the early 1900s, the city of Atlanta was heavily segregated and embroiled in racial tension. Things would only get worse for the black citizens of …

E199: Hazel & Nancy Frome Pt. 2

May 19th, 2020


For years after their murder in April 1938, El Paso Sheriff Chris Fox doggedly investigated the double homicide of Hazel and Nancy Frome. As he raced …

E198: Hazel & Nancy Frome Pt. 1

May 12th, 2020


In April 1938, the nation was shocked by the news that Hazel Frome and her daughter, Nancy—two innocent, beautiful Bay Area socialites—had turned up …

Edgar Allan Poe: The Mystery of Marie Roget Pt. 5

May 8th, 2020


This is the final installment of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1842 short story. Every day this week, we have released an episode of our adaptation, which is considered to be one of the first murder mysteries to feature details …

Edgar Allan Poe: The Mystery of Marie Roget Pt. 4

May 7th, 2020


This is the penultimate installment of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1842 short story. Every day this week, we are releasing an episode of our adaptation, which …

Edgar Allan Poe: The Mystery of Marie Roget Pt. 3

May 6th, 2020


Thanks again for joining us! Every day this week, we are releasing an episode of our adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1842 short story, which is considered to be one of the first murder mysteries to feature details from …

Edgar Allan Poe: The Mystery of Marie Roget Pt. 2

May 5th, 2020


Welcome back! Every day this week, we are releasing an episode of our adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1842 short story, which is considered to be one of the first murder mysteries to feature details from a real crime.  

Edgar Allan Poe: The Mystery of Marie Roget Pt. 1

May 4th, 2020


Every day this week, we are releasing an episode of our adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1842 short story, which is considered to be one of the first murder mysteries to feature details from a real crime. 

Part One: …

E194: Eliza Grimwood Pt. 2

April 28th, 2020


In 1838, the city of London was shocked by the gruesome killing of famous sex worker Eliza Grimwood. The investigation looked into her mysterious …

E193: NEW: Eliza Grimwood Pt. 1

April 21st, 2020


We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Unsolved Murders today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this …

Crossover Week: Female Criminals (Marjorie Congdon Pt. 2)

April 14th, 2020


If you enjoy the true stories told in Unsolved Murders, check out this episode from our series Female Criminals: After heiress Marjorie Congdon …

Crossover Week: Female Criminals (Marjorie Congdon Pt. 1)

April 14th, 2020


If you enjoy the true stories told in Unsolved Murders, check out this episode from our series Female Criminals: Although she was adopted in 1932, …

E192: The Johnson Family Murders Pt. 2

April 7th, 2020


In 1933, Alvira Johnson and her seven children were killed in a rapid blaze that burned down their Minnesota home. The family's patriarch, Albin …

E191: The Johnson Family Murders Pt. 1

March 31st, 2020


On April 10th, 1933, the small town of Harris, Minnesota was shocked to see the Johnson family's farmhouse burning down. They were horrified to discover that Alvira Johnson and her seven children all perished in the …

Parcast Classic: Lake Bodom Murders Pt. 1

March 24th, 2020


Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to …

E190: Burger Chef Murders Pt. 2

March 17th, 2020


In late 1978, four teens from Indiana were abducted from the Burger Chef restaurant where they worked—and murdered later that same night. The …

E189: Burger Chef Murders Pt. 1

March 10th, 2020


On November 17th, 1978, four teens were working at the Burger Chef fast food restaurant in Speedway, Indiana. As they were closing up the restaurant, …

E247: Chandra Levy

March 3rd, 2020


After a Washington D.C. intern disappeared in May 2001, her parents learned she was having a secret affair with a powerful politician. The case …

E188: Betty Gail Brown

March 3rd, 2020


In the early morning hours of October 27th, 1961, 19-year-old student Betty Gail Brown went missing on her college campus. Her disappearance led to a …

E187: Amy Robsart Pt. 2

February 25th, 2020


In 1560, scandal hits young Queen Elizabeth when the wife of her rumored paramour, Lord Robert Dudley, is found mysteriously dead from a fall. To this day, nobody can determine the true cause of her death.

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Unsolved Murders Rewind: Josslyn Hay Pt. 1

February 23rd, 2020


On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Unsolved Murders that you might have missed! 

Josslyn Hay was a British …

E186: Amy Robsart Pt. 1

February 18th, 2020


In 1560, young Queen Elizabeth I's relationship with Lord Robert Dudley had one complication: his wife. Rumors that the two were plotting to poison her came to an abrupt end—when she was discovered dead from a fall.

E185: Irene Izak Pt. 2

February 11th, 2020


In 1968, a state trooper found the brutalized body of a young school teacher named Irene Izak on the side of the road. The investigation into her …

E184: Irene Izak Pt. 1

February 4th, 2020


On a lonely night in 1968, a young French teacher named Irene Izak was driving north, to Canada, for a job interview. The hopeful trip would take a …

E183: Lava Lake Murders Pt. 2

January 28th, 2020


After the bodies of Edward Nickols, Roy Wilson, and Dewey Morris were found in a frozen lake in 1924, investigators scrambled to find their killer. …

Unsolved Murders Rewind: The Hall-Mills Murder Pt. 1

January 26th, 2020


On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Unsolved Murders that you might have missed! 

In 1922, Reverend Edward …

E182: Lava Lake Murders Pt. 1

January 21st, 2020


In 1924, Edward Nickols, Roy Wilson, and Dewey Morris spent the winter in a remote cabin in the Oregon wilderness, operating fur traps near Lava …

E181: John Rains

January 14th, 2020


In 1862, California wine grower and rancher John Rains was mysteriously murdered. In the wake of his death, the law struggled to find the culprit. …

E180: May Fosburgh

January 7th, 2020


On August 20th, 1900, police responded to the home of wealthy industrialist Robert L. Fosburgh who lived with his wife and 27-year-old son. Fosburgh …

Best of 2019: Françoise, Duchess de Choiseul-Praslin Pt. 2

December 31st, 2019


Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In the early 1800s, the Duke de Choiseul-Praslin was suspected of murdering his wife. …

Best of 2019: Françoise, Duchess de Choiseul-Praslin Pt. 1

December 24th, 2019


Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In the early 1800s, Fanny, the Duchess of Choiseul-Praslin, and her husband Charles, …

E177: “The Death of The Big Bear” Pt. 2: Sonny Liston

December 17th, 2019


The mysterious circumstances surrounding Sonny Liston's death in 1971 from an alleged heroin overdose still drew suspicion. As police and journalists …

E176: “The Death of The Big Bear” Pt. 1: Sonny Liston

December 10th, 2019


Former heavyweight champion Sonny Liston had a drive and motivation that was infectious. So when Geraldine Liston hadn’t heard from her husband for a few days, she didn’t think much of it. Then she returned home from a …

E175: “Elliott Speer” Pt. 2

December 3rd, 2019


In 1934, Elliott Speer was shot on the Mount Hermon School for Boys campus—a murder eerily similar to the plot of a novel found in his study. The …

E174: “Elliott Speer” Pt. 1

November 26th, 2019


On September 14th, 1934, headmaster Elliott Speer was shot through the window of his study at the Mount Hermon School for Boys campus. Police had few …

E173: “The 4 Euston Square Mystery” Pt. 2

November 19th, 2019


The body found in the coal cellar of London’s 4 Euston Square is identified as Matilda Hacker; an eccentric woman with an unusual past. The 1879 investigation into her death, however, reveals information that proves …

E172: “The 4 Euston Square Mystery” Pt. 1

November 12th, 2019


On May 9, 1879, a body is found in the coal cellar of a boarding house at 4 Euston Square in London. The investigation into the body's identity takes detectives on a long, twisted journey into the dark underbelly of the …

E171: “Tangled in the Web” Pt. 2: Ovida “Cricket” Coogler

November 5th, 2019


The 1949 murder or 18-year-old waitress Ovida Coogler would go on to produce incorrect arrests, alleged cover-ups, and a political scandal that would …

E170: “Tangled in the Web” Pt. 1: Ovida “Cricket” Coogler

October 29th, 2019


A life of loss, burden, and excessive drinking. Discover the events leading up to the 1949 disappearance and murder of 18-year-old New Mexican …

E169: “A Murder in Ontario” Pt. 2: Lynne Harper

October 22nd, 2019


The 1959 murder of 12-year-old Lynne Harper in Ontario, Canada would make headlines. The murder suspect in question—her 14-year-old classmate, Steven …

E168: “A Murder in Ontario” Pt. 1: Lynne Harper

October 15th, 2019


A twelve-year-old girl whose murder in 1959 forever changed a small town in Ontario, Canada. Uncover the devastating timeline of Lynne’s horrifying …

E167: “Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?” Pt. 3

October 8th, 2019


During World War II, two bizarre murders in the West Midlands region of England became linked by speculations of witchcraft and black magic.

Learn …

E166: “Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?” Pt. 2

October 1st, 2019


Two years after the unidentified skeleton known as Bella was found in a hollow tree in Hagley Wood, a second bizarre murder struck the West Midlands. …

E165: “Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?”

September 24th, 2019


On April 14th, 1943, four boys discovered the skeleton of a woman in a hollow tree while exploring the woods near Hagley, England. Investigators …

E164: The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre Pt. 2

September 17th, 2019


On February 14th, 1929, seven men were gunned down in a garage on the North Side of Chicago. The city had never seen a crime that violent, and police …

E163: The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre

September 10th, 2019


On February 14th, 1929, Chicago was shocked by the most violent crime the city had ever seen, when 7 gang affiliated men were gunned down …

E162: “Ritual Sacrifice” Pt. 2 - Jeannette DePalma

September 3rd, 2019


The Springfield, New Jersey police were never able to attach any likely suspects to Jeannette DePalma's 1972 murder. But thirty years later, her case …

E161: “Ritual Sacrifice” - Jeannette DePalma

August 27th, 2019


16-year-old Jeannette DePalma disappeared one August afternoon in 1972 in the quiet suburb of Springfield, New Jersey. Six weeks later, her body was …

E160: “The Gatton Tragedy” Pt. 2 - Australia’s Murphy Family Murders

August 20th, 2019


In the early months of 1899, Richard Burgess was arrested for the murder of three members of the Murphy family in Gatton, Australia. But the investigation had been plagued by oversights from the beginning. Was an …

E159: “The Gatton Tragedy” - Australia’s Murphy Family Murders

August 13th, 2019


On the day after Christmas, 1898, three siblings were murdered in the town of Gatton, Australia. But no one could imagine anyone wanting to hurt any …

E158: “La Dolce Vita” Pt. 2 - Wilma Montesi

August 6th, 2019


In October of 1953, a young Roman actress claimed that Wilma Montesi had died after attending a drug-fueled orgy at an exclusive Capocotta estate. A short time later, another woman came forward to substantiate the …

E157: “La Dolce Vita” - Wilma Montesi

July 30th, 2019


In April of 1953, the body of a young woman washed up on a remote, private beach outside of Rome. Her shoes, skirt, stockings, and garter belt were …

E156: “Jane Doe #59” - Unsolved Manson Family Murder?

July 23rd, 2019


In late 1969, the body of a girl who had been stabbed to death was found in a tree just off Mulholland Drive, in Los Angeles, California. The body …

E155: “Muckraker Murdered” Pt. 2 - Walter Liggett

July 16th, 2019


In 1936, Walter Liggett was shot to death outside his home. His wife Edith is certain she knows who the gunman is, and why he killed him. Despite this, she is skeptical about her own chances of winning the trial. 

E154: “Muckraker Murdered” - Walter Liggett

July 9th, 2019


On December 9th, 1935, Walter Liggett pulled up to his house in Minneapolis with his wife and daughter in the car. As soon as he stepped out, he was …

E153: “Lynching Leo Frank” Pt. 2 - Mary Phagan

July 2nd, 2019


In the summer of 1913, Jewish Superintendent Leo M. Frank was tried for the murder of Mary Phagan. The explosive trial and its controversial verdict sparked a fierce battle between the superintendent’s supporters and …

E152: “Lynching Leo Frank” - Mary Phagan

June 25th, 2019


On April 26th, 1913, Mary Phagan, 13, was strangled to death in the basement of the National Pencil Company factory in Atlanta. The police quickly …

E151: “Ballots and Bullets” Pt. 2 - John Clayton

June 18th, 2019


When Republican politician John M. Clayton was assassinated in 1889, many suspected that he was killed by the same people who had conspired to keep …

E150: “Ballots and Bullets” - John Clayton

June 11th, 2019


In 1888, the state of Arkansas was rampant with corruption and ballot tampering. So when state representative, John M. Clayton, lost his bid for …

E149: “Adam” Pt. 2 - Adam John Walsh

June 4th, 2019


On August 10th, 1981, a six-year-old boy’s severed head was discovered in a drainage canal in Hollywood, Florida. The investigation would turn up one …

E148: “Adam” - Adam John Walsh

May 28th, 2019


On July 27th, 1981, a six-year-old boy named Adam Walsh was abducted from a Sears department store in Hollywood, Florida. The resulting investigation …

E147: “The Torso Murders” Pt. 2 - Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run

May 21st, 2019


By February of 1937, Kingsbury Run, a railroad slum outside of Cleveland had seen six mutilated corpses scattered across their streets. The community …

E146: “The Torso Murders” - Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run

May 14th, 2019


On September 23, 1935, a decapitated torso was found in Kingsbury Run, a railroad slum just outside Cleveland, Ohio. People were terrified of this horrific discovery, but they hardly suspected that it was only the first …

E145: “Easey Street” Pt. 2 - Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett

May 7th, 2019


When best friends and housemates, Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett, were stabbed to death in their home in 1977, the city of Melbourne raced to …

E144: “Easey Street” - Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett

April 30th, 2019


On January 10, 1977, best friends and housemates, Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett were viciously murdered in their home on Easey Street in Melbourne Australia. Several people had seen them shortly before this …

E143: "Sunken Starlet" - Natalie Wood

April 23rd, 2019


On November 29th, 1981, world famous actress, Natalie Wood, was found floating in the ocean, drowned and lost forever. Her death was initially declared an accident, but as new evidence became available over 20 years …

E142: “Scottish Nightingale” Pt. 2 - Janet Smith

April 16th, 2019


On July 26th, 1924, Janet Smith, a housemaid in Vancouver was killed in the basement of her employer's home. The investigation would soon devolve …

E141: “Scottish Nightingale” - Janet Smith

April 9th, 2019


In 1924 a Chinese immigrant in Vancouver named Wong Foon Sing found his colleague, Janet Smith, lying dead upon the ground with a bullet wound in her …

E140: “Still Searching” - Michaela Joy Garecht

April 2nd, 2019


On November 19th, 1988, a nine year-old girl named Michaela Garecht was abducted from her local corner store in Hayward, California. The next few …

E139: “The Family No One Knew” - The Bricca Murders

March 26th, 2019


In 1966 the quiet Cincinnati suburb of Bridgetown was shaken to its core, when the Bricca Family was brutally slaughtered in their own home. The savagery of the killings and the discrete nature of the murders have kept …

E138: “Film Fatale” Pt. 2 - Sophie Toscan du Plantier

March 19th, 2019


On December 23rd, 1996, this French filmmaker was murdered outside her vacation home in West Cork, Ireland. Leads were scarce in the initial hours, and evidence was lost as investigators waited two days for the coroner …

E137: “Film Fatale” - Sophie Toscan du Plantier

March 12th, 2019


In the idyllic sleepy town of Schull, Ireland, Sophie Toscan du Plantier, was brutally murdered just before Christmas in 1996. The celebrated …

E136: “Vile Business, Clumsily Done” Pt. 2 - Françoise, Duchess de Choiseul-Praslin

March 5th, 2019


Updated episode, we apologize for the hosting error! Enjoy!

In the early 1800's the Duke de Choiseul-Praslin, was suspected of murdering his wife. …

E135: “Vile Business, Clumsily Done” - Françoise, Duchess de Choiseul-Praslin

February 26th, 2019


In the early 1800's, Fanny, the Duchess of Choiseul-Praslin, and her husband Charles, the Duke, were highly regarded among the French nobility. From …

E134: “Silk Pajama Strangling” Pt. 2 - Serge Rubinstein

February 19th, 2019


Murdered in 1955, Wall Street investment banker and all-around sociopath, Serge Rubinstein had made so many enemies, the police were overwhelmed with …

E133: “Silk Pajama Strangling” - Serge Rubinstein

February 12th, 2019


He learned everything from his father. How to become obscenely wealthy, but also how to become obscenely corrupt. By 1955, Serge Rubinstein had become a prominent investment banker on Wall Street, but his list of …

E132: “Philadelphia Framing” - Dolores Della Penna

February 5th, 2019


In 1972, she was abducted one block away from her home in the Kensington area of Philadelphia. Dolores Della Penna’s body was found piece by piece, …

E131: “Poisoned Pill” Pt. 2 - The Chicago Tylenol Murders

January 29th, 2019


In 1983, nationwide panic broke out when seven people unknowingly ingested cyanide and tragically died. Suspects would range from a vengeful soldier …

E130: “Poisoned Pill” - The Chicago Tylenol Murders

January 22nd, 2019


In 1982, Chicago saw 7 people drop dead under mysterious circumstances. The deaths sent the area into a panic, and after a lengthy investigation, …

E129: “Aztec Assassination” Pt. 2 - Emperor Montezuma II

January 15th, 2019


The death of the Great emperor Montezuma led to the demise of the Aztec Empire and the near extinction of its people. But who was responsible for this great calamity? The leading theories suggest that Montezuma was …

E128: “Aztec Assassination” - Emperor Montezuma II

January 8th, 2019


A legendary emperor welcomed a contingent of Spanish soldiers led by an ambitious man named Hernán Cortés into his city. Only months later that …

E127: “West Point Wanderer” Pt. 2 - Richard Colvin Cox

December 18th, 2018


After a West Point cadet mysteriously vanishes in 1950, the nation poured an enormous amount of resources into finding him. Thawing snow, private …

E126: “West Point Wanderer” - Richard Colvin Cox

December 11th, 2018


A promising West Point cadet left the academy grounds for a dinner party on January 14th, 1950…and never returned. No concrete leads have …

E125: "The Lead Masks Case" Pt. 2 - Manoel Pereira da Cruz and Miguel José Viana

December 4th, 2018


Two fishermen saw a luminous, fireball-like object descend towards the ground and then rise up again into the sky before it exploded. They were convinced it was a UFO. The Brazilian electronic technicians, Manoel …

E124: "The Lead Masks Case" - Manoel Pereira da Cruz and Miguel José Viana

November 27th, 2018


Two men wearing matching suits and raincoats were found dead in a bed of leaves hand-trimmed by scissors. The only thing found with them were two small sheets of lead shaped like sunglasses and an empty water bottle. An …

E123: “Hitler’s Psychic” Pt. 2 - Erik Jan Hanussen

November 20th, 2018


The famous clairvoyant, who was even Hitler’s personal psychic, made vast predictions in the 1920s before he was mysteriously murdered. The dismissive attitude shown towards Hanussen’s murder might have been because of …

E122: “Hitler’s Psychic” - Erik Jan Hanussen

November 13th, 2018


The Clairvoyant who rose to fame and fortune in 1920’s Berlin, and was even close with Hitler, is found in the middle of the woods riddled with …

E121: Arnold Rothstein Pt. 2

November 6th, 2018


Who is responsible for killing one of the most powerful kingpins in New York City? The Unsolved Murders and Kingpins crossover special from Parcast …

E120: Arnold Rothstein

October 30th, 2018


How did one of New York’s most notorious gamblers lose his final hand? This Kingpin's rise to power in the mob scene is just as intense as his fall. …

E119: “The Masked Marvel Murder” - David Bacon

October 23rd, 2018


Actor David Bacon was driving erratically down the road looking for help, a knife was plunged into his back and pierced his lung. He didn’t have long. He crashes into the curb and climbs out of the car as onlookers …

E118: “Dying to Go Out” Pt. 2 - Carolyn Wasilewski

October 16th, 2018


A man found dead, hanging from a railcar. His body was across the street from the site of the brutal Carolyn Wasilewski murder. He was soon …

E117: “Dying to Go Out” - Carolyn Wasilewski

October 9th, 2018


A 14-year-old girl told her parents she was going out to meet a friend and was later found dead, face down on the train tracks. Then a man was found …

E116: “Up In Smoke” Pt. 2 - The Sodder Family Tragedy

October 2nd, 2018


After five of their children died in a tragic Christmas Eve fire in 1945, George and Jennie Sodder were certain that it was not due to faulty wiring. …

E115: “Up In Smoke” - The Sodder Family Tragedy

September 25th, 2018


On Christmas Eve 1945, a fire swept through the home of George and Jennie Sodder. They were able to escape the flames along with four of their children. Five other children remained trapped inside. Hours later, after …

E114: “The Socialite Slaying” Pt. 2 - Athalia Ponsell Lindsley

September 18th, 2018


In January 1974, Athalia Ponsell Lindsley was murdered in broad daylight on the front porch of her St. Augustine, Florida home. Police arrested a …

E113: “The Socialite Slaying” - Athalia Ponsell Lindsley

September 11th, 2018


There was no shortage of suspects in the January 1974 murder of socialite Athalia Ponsell Lindsley. She had running feuds with neighbors, a husband …

E112: “The Blonde Dolly” Pt. 2 - Sebilla Alida Johanna Niemans

September 6th, 2018


After two other Dutch sex workers were murdered in 1957 and 1958, Sebilla Niemans, aka the Blonde Dolly, hired a bodyguard to keep her safe. Did the …

E111: “The Blonde Dolly” - Sebilla Alida Johanna Niemans

September 4th, 2018


The Blonde Dolly was a Dutchwoman who lived a double life as a society lecturer and an upscale sex worker. She was found strangled in her bed next to …

E110: “To Hell With Husbands” Pt. 2 - Josslyn Hay

August 28th, 2018


Josslyn Hay was a British nobleman famous for wild, alcohol and drug-fueled sex parties in the Aberdare mountain region of Kenya. He openly had …

E109: “To Hell With Husbands” - Josslyn Hay

August 21st, 2018


Josslyn Hay was a British aristocrat who moved with his wife, Lady Idina Sackville, to Africa. There, they were part of the “Happy Valley Set,” a …

E108: Tent Girl Pt. 2

August 14th, 2018


Todd Matthews first heard the story of Tent Girl on Halloween night in 1987. The story of an unidentified woman’s remains found at an interchange fascinated him to such extremes that it became a mission to identify her. …

E107: Tent Girl

August 8th, 2018


When the body of a young woman was found stuffed into a canvas bag along the interchange of I-75 and U.S. 25 in Georgetown, Kentucky, her badly …

E106: “Home Alone” - The Tan Children Murders

July 31st, 2018


In January 1979, Tan Kuen Chai and Tan Mei Ying returned from their job operating a school bus to find their four children dead in the bathroom of …

E105: “Unprepared” Pt. 2 - The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders

July 24th, 2018


After three Girl Scouts were found dead on the edge of an Oklahoma forest, authorities zeroed in on 33-year-old Gene LeRoy Hart – a fugitive who had …

E104: “Unprepared” - The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders

July 17th, 2018


In June of 1977, three girls were found dead at a Girl Scouts Camp on the edge of a northeastern Oklahoma forest. No murder weapon was recovered, but a tip lead to an escaped convict seen in the area who had been on the …

E103: “The Skeleton Under The House” - James Gilmore

July 10th, 2018


Fourteen-year-old Jimmie Gilmore was missing for 23 years until he was found buried in the crawlspace underneath his own house. While only 14 years …

E102: “Dead on the 4th of July” Pt. 2 - Marilyn Reese Sheppard

July 2nd, 2018


After a lengthy appeals process, Sam Sheppard was set free in 1964, ten years after his wife Marilyn’s murder. Two years later, he would be retried …

E101: “Dead on the 4th of July” - Marilyn Reese Sheppard

June 25th, 2018


Prestigious doctor Sam Sheppard woke up in the middle of the night to find his wife Marilyn dead from a gruesome murder. His account of what happened early that morning was shaky, and it was no secret that Sam had been …

E100: “The Sex Diary Slaying” Pt. 2 - Christa Helm

June 19th, 2018


Before her violent murder in February 1977, Christa Helm made diary entries and secret audio recordings of her famous and powerful lovers. After she …

E99: "The Sex Diary Slaying" - Christa Helm

June 12th, 2018


Christa Helm was an aspiring Hollywood actress who was no stranger to the male gaze. She dated many famous men in Hollywood and kept a detailed diary …

E98: The Sims Family Murders Pt. 2

June 5th, 2018


In October of 1966, Dr. Robert Sims, his wife Helen, and their 12-year-old daughter Joy Lynn were brutally butchered in their own home. They were a …

E97: The Sims Family Murders

May 29th, 2018


The brutal slayings of Dr. Robert Sims, his wife Helen, and their 12-year-old daughter Joy Lynn rocked the southern city of Tallahassee in 1966. …

E96: The Wanda Beach Murders Pt. 2

May 22nd, 2018


The murders of teenagers Christine Sharrock and Marianne Schmidt shocked the community of Wanda Beach. Police announced more than 5000 persons of …

E95: The Wanda Beach Murders

May 15th, 2018


Australian teens Christine Sharrock, Marianne Schmidt, and Marianne's four younger siblings set out for the beach. When the younger siblings became …

E94: “The Murder Nobody Saw” Pt. 2 - Ken McElroy

May 8th, 2018


After years of bullying the residents of Skidmore, Missouri, the townspeople finally stood up to Ken McElroy. In front of dozens of people, Ken …

E93: “The Murder Nobody Saw” - Ken McElroy

May 1st, 2018


Many people wanted Ken McElroy dead, so it was not surprising when he was shot and killed. What was surprising is when police investigated, witnesses …

E92: “The Slaying of Pamela Werner” Pt. 2

April 24th, 2018


After Pamela Werner’s body was found at the base of the Fox Tower in Beijing, China, it took doctors several hours to figure out what caused her …

E91: “The Slaying of Pamela Werner”

April 17th, 2018


Retired British diplomat Edward Werner lived a solitary life in Beijing. His wife had died, and his spirited, nearly-grown daughter spent much of her …

E90: “The Deadly Interview” Pt. 2 - Margaret Martin

April 10th, 2018


Twenty one-year-old Margaret Martin was eager to start her career as a secretary. But when she went for an interview on December 17, 1938, her …

E89: “The Deadly Interview” - Margaret Martin

April 3rd, 2018


At 21 years old, Margaret Martin had graduated college with honors and was ready to pursue her dream of being a stenographer. Just weeks after her …

E88: “Missing in Minnesota” Pt. 2 - Cindy Joy Elias

March 27th, 2018


In 1976, Cindy Joy Elias moved from Los Angeles back to her hometown: a quiet, sleepy town in Minnesota. She felt safe there after spending her high …

E87: “Missing in Minnesota” - Cindy Joy Elias

March 20th, 2018


After a night of drinking with classmates at a neighborhood bar, 19-year-old Cindy Joy Elias stepped outside to find a ride back home. Her body was …

E86: The Lake Bodom Murders Pt. 2

March 13th, 2018


After four teenagers were attacked, and three of them killed, in July of 1960, the police investigate multiple suspects… including the sole survivor …

E85: The Lake Bodom Murders

March 6th, 2018


It sounds like a traditional campfire story: four teenagers camp along the shore of Lake Bodom in July 1960. But their weekend of fun turns dark when …

E84: “The Murder at Memorial Church” Pt. 2 - Arlis Perry

February 27th, 2018


After the brutal murder of Arlis Perry, police chased several leads, only to find dead ends. We follow the investigation. Did someone have a vendetta …

E83: “The Murder at Memorial Church” - Arlis Perry

February 20th, 2018


In October 1974, the body of 19-year-old Arlis Perry was found in Memorial Church in Palo Alto, California. Perry went to the church late one night …

E82: “Saint Aubin Street Massacre” Pt. 2 - The Evangelist Family

February 13th, 2018


In 1929, Benny Evangelist, his wife, and their four children were found brutally murdered in their own home. But Benny’s strange past and cult …

E81: “Saint Aubin Street Massacre” - The Evangelist Family

February 6th, 2018


On July 3, 1929, faith healer and cult leader Benny Evangelist was found sitting in his home office with his own severed head lying at his feet. …

E80: Mary S. Sherman Pt. 2

January 30th, 2018


World-renowned surgeon and cancer researcher Dr. Mary Sherman was found brutally murdered in her New Orleans apartment in 1964. Her body was burned and lacerated, and during her autopsy, a stab wound was found in her …

E79: Mary S. Sherman

January 23rd, 2018


On July 21, 1964, a fire was reported at the Patio Apartments in New Orleans. The first responders found a disturbing scene...blood splattered on the …

E78: Wall Street Bombings

January 16th, 2018


On September 16, 1920, an explosion went off at 23 Wall Street, killing 38 people and injuring hundreds more. But no one knew who set off the bomb, …

E77: Dorothy Jane Scott Pt. 2

January 9th, 2018


After months of receiving terrifying phone calls from an anonymous caller, Dorothy Jane Scott was kidnapped in May 1980. But after her disappearance, her mother starts receiving calls every week for four years, with the …

E76: Dorothy Jane Scott

January 2nd, 2018


In May 1980, Dorothy Jane Scott brought a coworker to the University of California Irvine Medical Center...and that’s the last time anyone saw her. Except for one person—an anonymous man who called Dorothy for months …

E75: The Black Donnelly Massacre Pt. 2

December 26th, 2017


After the gruesome massacre of the Donnelly family, the trial to bring their killers to justice becomes chaotic. We examine the trial and its main …

E74: The Black Donnelly Massacre

December 19th, 2017


The Donnellys were a family of Irish immigrants who moved to Canada and became outlaws in the 1800s. Carter and Wenndy investigate the family and the …

E73: “A Fiendish Murder” Pt. 2 - Rita Bouchard

December 12th, 2017


Months after the murder of Rita Bouchard, when the case seemed to be going cold, investigators hear a surprising confession from Rita’s neighbor, …

E72: “A Fiendish Murder” - Rita Bouchard

December 5th, 2017


On a chilly February day in 1947, news of an unidentified 17-year-old woman’s body shook the people of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Carter and Wenndy …

E71: The Servant Girl Annihilator Pt. 2

November 28th, 2017


With Austin Texas in a panic, local authorities were desperate to quell citizens fears by prosecuting any suspect--perhaps even one they knew was …

E70: The Servant Girl Annihilator

November 21st, 2017


The Servant Girl Annihilator struck late at night, axing mothers while their children slept in the very same bed. The bloody murder of Mollie Smith, …

E69: Thomas Ince Pt. 2

November 14th, 2017


Carter and Wenndy investigate the rumors and reporting around the mysterious death of movie producer Thomas Ince. Between rape allegations, false headlines and whispers of murder, the true story remains a cypher for the …

E68: Thomas Ince

November 13th, 2017


It reads like a classic murder mystery. At the height of the Silent Era, a group of Hollywood's elite gathered for a dinner party aboard a capricious …

Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 3

November 11th, 2017


He was never caught. So why did Jack the Ripper stop killing? In the finale, Greg, Vanessa, Carter, and Wenndy follow the years-long search for Jack …

Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 2

November 9th, 2017


One of the first serial killers to write letters to the authorities, Jack the Ripper’s mail was memorable, to say the least. Our resident …

Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 1

November 7th, 2017


He's the world's most famous killer. But how could a series of crimes committed in a few weeks in 1888 still be so famous nearly 130 years after the …

E67: The Beaumont Children Pt. 2

October 31st, 2017


When the Beaumont children disappeared, Australia was permanently scarred, but they weren’t the only children to disappear around that time. Carter and Wenndy search potentially related cases for connections as they …

E66: The Beaumont Children

October 24th, 2017


Their disappearance changed Australian parenting forever. Jane, Grant and Arnna Beaumont were last seen five minutes from home, playing at the beach. Mass news coverage brought the investigation to the attention of a …

E65: The Oakland County Child Killer Pt. 2

October 17th, 2017


After the tragic deaths of four children, Oakland County was in a panic, and the Task Force was desperate, even engaging a celebrity psychiatrist to help catch the killer. The investigation fizzled out by 1980… until …

E64: The Oakland County Child Killer

October 10th, 2017


In the 1970’s, the suburbs of Detroit were supposed to be safe. But when children started disappearing, Detectives Krease and Robertson got worried. And when their bodies were found dead, the detectives began hunting a …

E63: The Joan Robinson Hill Murder Pt. 2

October 3rd, 2017


Joan Robinson Hill's mysterious death left her wealthy father Ash Robinson desperate for justice. Wenndy and Carter investigate Ash's theory that his philandering son-in-law, John Hill, killed Ash's beloved daughter. …

E62: The Joan Robinson Hill Murder

September 26th, 2017


Joan Robinson Hill, adopted daughter of a Texas oil baron, led a picture perfect life as a beautiful socialite and talented equestrian. Her sudden, …

E61: The Peasenhall Murder Pt. 2

September 19th, 2017


As a result of local gossip, William Gardiner is brought to trial for the murder of Rose Harsent. But Carter and Wenndy can’t shake the feeling that …

E60: The Peasenhall Murder

September 12th, 2017


The Peasenhall Murder is one of the most notorious unsolved murders in England. Rose Harsent, a beautiful unwed housemaid, was found murdered in the …

E59: Bob Crane Pt. 2

September 5th, 2017


People across America knew Bob Crane as a famous actor. Many others knew him for his sex scandals. And somebody knew him as a person they wanted dead. But when everyone knows who the victim is, it’s a lot harder to nail …

E58: Bob Crane

August 29th, 2017


Famed radio DJ and star of Hogan’s Heroes, Bob Crane was equally famous for his scandals. The last of which is his unsolved murder. Crane was found …

E57: Elsie Paroubek Pt. 2

August 22nd, 2017


The search for Elsie Paroubek ended when her corpse was pulled from a Chicago canal. She had certainly been murdered, but who did it? Carter and …

E56: Elsie Paroubek

August 15th, 2017


Though she died at only 5 years old, Elsie Paroubek captured the hearts of Chicago, with over two thousand people attending her funeral. Elsie was an …

E55: Sir Harry Oakes Pt. 2

August 8th, 2017


Voodoo. Gangsters. A family feud. All were possible factors in the 1943 murder of Sir Harry Oakes, the richest man in the Bahamas. And it only got …

E54: Sir Harry Oakes

August 1st, 2017


No one succeeds without ruffling a few feathers, and baronet Sir Harry Oakes was no exception. Oakes made a fortune off his gold mines, but in 1943 …

E53: Alphabet Murders Pt. 2

July 25th, 2017


Years after the murder of three young girls with matching first and last initials, advances in forensics bring new suspects to light. Carter and Wenndy dig into the mysterious suicide of not one—but two—suspects, …

E52: Alphabet Murders

July 18th, 2017


Carmen Colon. Wanda Walkowicz. Michelle Maenza. Three young girls with matching first and last initials. Three young murder victims. Carter and …

E51: Johnny Stompanato Pt. 2

July 4th, 2017


Cheryl Crane stepped up to take the blame for her mother’s boyfriend’s death, but was she simply covering for her famous mother, silver screen blonde bombshell, Lana Turner? Carter and Wenndy sift through Cheryl’s …

E50: Johnny Stompanato

June 27th, 2017


The official story is that gangster Johnny Stompanato was murdered by a 14-year-old girl. But with a Hollywood starlet, the LA Mob, and an abusive …

E49: The Villisca Axe Murders Pt. 2

June 20th, 2017


This week, Carter and Wenndy look deeper into a local feud and an alleged affair leading up the murders in Villisca. Suspects in the Villisca Ax Murders include a hired assassin, a transient, a serial killer and a …

E48: The Villisca Axe Murders

June 13th, 2017


One night in the sleepy town of Villisca, Iowa, 8 people were hacked to death in their beds. Prior to this, Villisca had been a thriving, prosperous, …

E47: The Atlas Vampire

June 6th, 2017


When Lilly Lindestrom was found dead in Stockholm’s Atlas area, the police were baffled. Because she wasn’t just found dead, she was found drained of …

E46: The Good Hart Murders Pt. 2

May 30th, 2017


Detectives Stearns and Flis hunt for the murder weapons in the Robison Family’s case - two guns that are strikingly hard to find, considering that most people in the woods of Northern Michigan at the time owned a gun. …

E45: The Good Hart Murders

May 23rd, 2017


The Robison family was found shot to death in their summer cabin in the idyllic town of Good Hart. If that wasn’t bad enough, by the time the bodies were found, they had been dead for almost a month. Carter and Wenndy …

E44: The Mystery of The Somerton Man|Tamam Shud Pt. 2

May 16th, 2017


The search for answers about the Somerton Man and the intriguing paper found in his pocket leads hosts Carter and Wenndy to the center of Cold War …

E43: The Mystery of The Somerton Man|Tamam Shud

May 9th, 2017


Australia, December 1948. A man is found dead on Somerton Beach. The police don’t know his name. They don’t know his age. They can’t even figure out …

E42: Monster of Florence Pt. 2

April 25th, 2017


The Monster of Florence shook the hills of Italy so strongly that two separate task forces were assigned to the case. Carter and Wenndy examine how the murderer affected local investigators as well as journalist Mario …

E41: The Monster of Florence

April 18th, 2017


When crime reporter Mario Spezi began a story on a murdered couple found in the Italian countryside, he had no idea what a wormhole this chilling …

E40: Boy in The Box

April 11th, 2017


In 1957, the corpse of a child was found in a box in Pennsylvania. Who was this boy? Where were his parents? How did he end up in the box? Carter and Wenndy investigate the baffling case of “America’s Unknown Child.” 

E39: Julia Wallace Pt. 2

April 4th, 2017


It’s always the person closest to the victim. Or is it? This week, Carter and Wenndy follow the trial of William Wallace. Our hosts try to figure out …

E38: Julia Wallace

March 28th, 2017


Knight to E-4. Checkmate. After receiving a mysterious call at his chess club, William Wallace went on a wild goose chase to meet a client. When he returned home, his wife was dead. Did the chess enthusiast plan his …

E37: George Reeves Pt. 2

March 21st, 2017


After his fiancé eerily predicted George Reeve’s death seconds before the gun went off, police wonder if there’s more to the story the very drunk …

E36: George Reeves

March 14th, 2017


It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… an unsolved murder? George Reeves gained fame in his starring role in the 1950’s television series Adventures of …

E35: Mary Rogers Pt. 2

March 6th, 2017


Two months after Mary Roger's body was found in the Hudson River, her fiancée, Daniel Payne is found dead near the Hudson’s shore. Are these two …

E34: Mary Rogers

February 28th, 2017


In 1841, Mary Rogers’ corpse was found floating in the Hudson. At only 20, the “beautiful cigar girl” was a local celebrity even before her …

E33: The Grimes Sisters Pt. 2

February 21st, 2017


After the Grimes sisters’ corpses are discovered under a bridge, the police try to nail down the perpetrator amid a heavily mismanaged investigation. …

E32: The Grimes Sisters

February 14th, 2017


On a cold Chicago night, two Elvis-obsessed sisters go missing. The police assume the girls are runaways, but their mother believes the disappearance …

E31: Betsy Aardsma Pt. 2

February 7th, 2017


An autopsy reveals that Betsy Aardsma was stabbed with near-surgical precision, leading state troopers to conclude the killer was a highly …

E30: Betsy Aardsma

January 31st, 2017


By all accounts, Betsy Aardsma was a normal girl. She came from a loving family in small-town Holland, Michigan. She had a passion for public service …

E29: The Hall-Mills Murder Pt. 2

January 24th, 2017


After a gruesome double murder, miscommunication between police departments compromises the crime scene, leaving the police nothing to go on but the …

E28: The Hall-Mills Murder

January 17th, 2017


Two corpses are found posed under a tree in New Brunswick, New Jersey. An heiress, a reverend, a cheating wife, a charming bachelor, the local oddball, and the love affair that turned deadly—with this cast of …

E27: Zodiac Killer Pt. 2

January 10th, 2017


After being brutally attacked by the Zodiac Killer, Cecelia Shepard gives a description of her attacker that becomes the basis for the famous police …

E26: The Zodiac Killer

January 3rd, 2017


In the late 1960's and early 1970's, the self-proclaimed Zodiac Killer was responsible for at least five murders in Northern California. He …

E25: Gulielma Sands - The Manhattan Well Mystery

December 13th, 2016


Three days before Christmas in 1799, a young woman named Gulielma Sands disappears the night she reveals she is to marry Levi Weeks. Her lifeless …

E24: Lizzie Borden Pt. 2

December 6th, 2016


Lizzie Borden is arrested and tried for the murder of her father and stepmother. In one of America’s most infamous murder trials, we are left with …

E23: Lizzie Borden

November 29th, 2016


We have all heard the rhyme: “Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks; When she saw what she had done, She gave her father …

E22: Mary Pinchot Meyer Pt. 2

November 22nd, 2016


Secrets come to light about Mary’s affair with President John F. Kennedy. This combined with her suspicions about the CIA’s involvement in JFK’s …

E21: Mary Pinchot Meyer

November 15th, 2016


In October of 1964, Mary Pinchot Meyer, a well-known member of Georgetown society, mistress of John Kennedy, friend of Jackie Kennedy and ex-wife of a top CIA man was murdered while walking down a path she frequented …

E20: Georgette Bauerdorf Pt. 2

November 8th, 2016


Georgette Bauerdorf is found lying face-down in her bathtub by her housekeepers. There is water on the floor but no blood or obvious signs of a struggle. It wasn’t until a medical examiner found a piece of cloth shoved …

E19: Georgette Bauerdorf

November 1st, 2016


Georgette Bauerdorf was a young socialite with a grand future until 1944, when she was found strangled to death and lying face down in her bathtub. …

E18: Edgar Allan Poe Pt. 2 - A Rigged Murder

October 25th, 2016


One hundred and sixty-seven years later, Edgar Allan Poe’s death remains a huge mystery. Poe was found delirious in the streets of Baltimore “in great distress and in need of immediate assistance”. Was he a victim of …

E17: Edgar Allan Poe

October 20th, 2016


Master of suspense, king of tragedy and writer of the mysterious and macabre, the circumstances leading up Edgar Allan Poe’s death are shrouded in uncertainty and the cause of death remains disputed. Was he in the wrong …

E16: Meet Carter & Wenndy - Bonus

October 11th, 2016


Who are Carter & Wenndy? Listen to learn more about our hosts, as they answer questions from listeners and tell their story. 

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E15: William Goebel Pt. 2 - “Boss Bill”

October 4th, 2016


One of the most controversial politicians in United States history, William Goebel’s political moves as Senator adds more enemies to the list of …

E14: William Goebel

September 27th, 2016


William Goebel was the 34th Governor of Kentucky and remains the only Governor ever to be assassinated while in office. Join Wenndy and Carter as …

E13: The Black Dahlia Pt. 2 - George Hodel

September 20th, 2016


After her brutal and disturbing murder, Elizabeth Short became immortalized as the “Black Dahlia”. Her severed body was found on January 15, 1947. …

E12: The Black Dahlia - Elizabeth Short

September 13th, 2016


She wanted to be a Hollywood actress but instead she became one of the most famous murder victims in Los Angeles history. Still an unsolved murder, …

E11: Benjamin Siegel Pt. 2 - "Flamingo"

September 6th, 2016


Notorious American gangster, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s murder was front page news. Everyone assumed it was a mob hit, but was it? Join Carter and Wenndy as they investigate possible suspects, including a new theory that …

E10: Benjamin Siegel - “Bugsy”

August 23rd, 2016


Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was a well-known American mobster. Friend to both Frank Sinatra and Al Capone, Bugsy was known as one of the most "infamous and feared gangsters of his day". He became one of America’s celebrity …

E09: Phantom Killer Pt. 3 - A Trail of Blood

August 9th, 2016


Fear of becoming the Phantom’s next victim, the once lively community of Texarkana becomes a ghost town. No one goes out at night and every store is …

E08: Phantom Killer Pt. 2 - Lovers' Lane

July 26th, 2016


Texarkana becomes the hunting grounds for the ruthless, blood-thirsty serial killer local newspapers call the “Phantom.” Carter and Wenndy follow the …

E07: The Phantom Killer

July 12th, 2016


The Phantom Killer case is considered the number one unsolved murder case in Texas history. Join Carter and Wenndy as they take a look at the Phantom …

E06: William Desmond Taylor Pt. 2 - Lights. Camera. Murder.

June 28th, 2016


Chaos ensues at the crime scene when evidence is tampered with in an attempt to cover up the renowned director’s past. Proving that in Hollywood, …

E05: William Desmond Taylor

June 10th, 2016


The first ever Hollywood murder leaves the film community and nation in shock. Director William Taylor is found murdered at his home. Carter and …

E04: The Axeman Letter - Bonus

June 8th, 2016


For the first time, we present the entire chilling letter written by The Axeman to the city of New Orleans. It was published on March 13, 1919 in The Time-Picayune newspaper. 

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E03: The Axeman Pt. 3 - A Wife's Revenge

June 7th, 2016


The people of New Orleans believe they’ve seen the last of the Axeman killer, but he lays in wait for his next victim. The police never caught the …

E02: The Axeman Pt. 2 - Hell: March 13, 1919

June 6th, 2016


The Axeman writes a chilling letter to the New Orleans citizens with a peculiar offer they can’t refuse, causing more fear and panic to the city’s …

E01: The Axeman

June 5th, 2016


The Axeman of New Orleans is considered to be one of the top 10 serial killers of all time. He begins his killing spree, putting New Orleans citizens on edge. Hosts Carter and Wenndy examine clues from the first three …

Welcome to Unsolved Murders!

June 4th, 2016


Learn what to expect on Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories. This show debuts Tuesday June 14th with new episodes released every Tuesday. 

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