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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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E175: “Elliott Speer” Pt. 2

December 3rd, 2019

49:00

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

47:31

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 …

Listen First! SPORTS CRIMINALS, A Parcast Original Series!

November 24th, 2019

16:30

They’re sport’s greatest heroes… displaying superhuman-like abilities to overcome intense pressure. But when it comes to the downfalls of fame, money, and ego—they’re far more human than super. Every Thursday, Parcast’s …

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

November 19th, 2019

54:18

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

40:53

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

57:07

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

39:43

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

56:19

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

55:50

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

58:15

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

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

October 1st, 2019

54:38

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. …

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September 26th, 2019

1:15

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

September 24th, 2019

50:09

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

1:07:03

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

1:00:07

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

46:04

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

48:26

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

55:45

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

51:04

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

55:11

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

48:01

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

47:40

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

54:19

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

53:02

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

55:41

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

47:14

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

45:38

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

46:57

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

1:03:57

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

55:17

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

59:50

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

49:02

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

54:09

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

46:22

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

1:04:26

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

50:05

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

43:24

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

49:25

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

48:50

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

49:27

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

47:17

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

53:05

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

48:13

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

40:47

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

44:01

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

50:56

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

43:21

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

48:02

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

48:11

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

56:04

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

46:02

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

49:30

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

57:43

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

53:50

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

50:14

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

51:36

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

53:32

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

1:00:23

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

50:39

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

48:04

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

44:15

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

55:38

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

40:33

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

53:00

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

54:18

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

31:02

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

46:58

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

47:46

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

44:23

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

44:13

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

47:51

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

56:18

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

44:48

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

37:18

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

36:09

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

1:11:29

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

54:29

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

44:25

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

42:26

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

53:31

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

42:16

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

43:44

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

42:39

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

53:29

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

48:21

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

1:02:51

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

59:05

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

33:39

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

33:13

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

40:12

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

38:11

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

39:55

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

34:11

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

41:26

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

36:39

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

42:08

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

39:57

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

1:01:35

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

52:45

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

44:08

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

32:25

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

38:27

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

45:21

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

35:44

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

40:18

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

37:21

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

46:26

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

50:42

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

44:18

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

39:31

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

56:59

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

50:47

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

53:28

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

1:05:55

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

56:55

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

49:12

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

46:02

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

47:15

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

36:44

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

40:29

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

41:44

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

27:54

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

36:22

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

41:19

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

39:04

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

37:37

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

30:51

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

44:39

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

46:15

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

46:15

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

34:43

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

48:33

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

39:51

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

37:08

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

38:49

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

40:22

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

47:42

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

43:51

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

44:29

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

45:12

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

36:28

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

45:30

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

43:48

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

40:34

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

41:00

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

43:57

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

42:12

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

46:18

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

46:14

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

34:59

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

30:42

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

48:48

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

39:59

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

37:05

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

38:17

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

51:56

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

37:43

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

31:36

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

38:22

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

37:06

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

39:49

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

37:46

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

52:56

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

44:32

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

9:29

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

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

October 4th, 2016

47:29

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

37:09

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

39:20

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

34:07

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

36:50

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

33:57

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

39:58

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

37:30

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

29:34

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

41:56

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

31:49

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

6:18

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. 

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

June 7th, 2016

29:18

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

31:08

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

35:07

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

2:27

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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