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 investigation and attempt to solve the case. With many surprising plot twists, it’s important you start listening from the first episode of a cold case. New episodes are released every Tuesday. Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.
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 raced to catch the perpetrators. The case would officially go unsolved, but some investigations seem to have found the killers decades after the massacre.
In our new show SPORTS CRIMINALS, we break down the crimes and careers of the most controversial sports figures in history. From kidnapping and murder to widespread corruption scandals, we give you the play by play of what lurks in the shadows of the sports world. New episodes come out every Thursday! In this clip we introduce the incredible rise and precipitous fall of Oscar Pistorius, who captured the attention of the world by participating in the 2012 Olympic games as a double-leg amputee. To finish this episode, subscribe to SPORTS CRIMINALS on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
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 simultaneously. The attack was the culmination of a gang war that had lasted for 9 years, and had a marked effect on organized crime in the city for years afterwards.
Humans are the most adaptable species on the planet. We endure fierce blizzards, build communities in the blistering heat of the Sahara, erect societies on mountains. Our new podcast, NATURAL DISASTERS reminds us Mother Nature is ultimately always in control.In this clip, we take you through the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, a massive volcanic event that took both native Indonesian peoples and Dutch colonists by surprise. Subscribe to NATURAL DISASTERS to listen to the rest of this episode!
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 resurfaced. And everyone in Springfield had something to say about it. They pointed to plenty of suspects the police never considered and sinister connections between Jeannette's death and several other brutal New Jersey murders.
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 found decaying on a wooded bluff. It was surrounded by what some investigators thought were satanic symbols. But as the story of ritual sacrifice took off in newspapers around the tristate area, investigators failed to make headway on the strange case. Parcasters - Which UFO sighting kicked off the alien craze? It wasn’t Roswell! Subscribe to Extraterrestrial today to learn about the close encounter that started it all, the Mount Rainier flying saucer sighting. Search for Extraterrestrial on Spotify to listen now!
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 innocent man taking the fall for the true culprit?Sponsors!Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code UNSOLVED during checkout!
Crime never takes a day off, and neither do we. In our new podcast, TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date years ago.In this clip, we look back at August 19th, 1970, when John Norman Collins was convicted of the murder of 21-year-old Karen Sue Beineman. Subscribe to TODAY IN TRUE CRIME for a new story every day!
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 members of the upstanding Murphy family. So could the crime have been committed by an outsider, or was there a darker side to the family hidden under their veneer of respectability?Sponsors!Embrace Pet Insurance - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code UNSOLVED during checkout!
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 claims. Their accusations launched a massive political scandal and investigation that unveiled crime and corruption by members of the Roman elite.Parcasters - On today's episode of Mythology, we take on the legendary Odyssey, bringing the incredible journey to life! Subscribe to MYTHOLOGY today to hear the most notable stories in human history as you never have before.
From counterfeit goods, to fake love interests, and even major financial fraud, you will find it all in our new show. In this Parcast Original, we examine the swindlers behind the scam, and the victims manipulated by their deceit. In CON ARTISTS you will learn about the art of the hustle, and the ways you can spot a con. In this clip, we explore the massive Ponzi scheme orchestrated by fraudster Bernie Madoff. Subscribe to CON ARTISTS on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast to listen to the rest of this episode!
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 missing. She was identified as Wilma Montesi, the 21-year-old daughter of a carpenter who lived with her family in a flat in the city. Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we move on from Hollywood and start our exploration of the music industry. Our first episode details the myth of the 27 Club, you won't want to miss it! Subscribe to The Dark Side Of on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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 was unidentifiable, and was thus dubbed "Jane Doe #59." The investigation had no leads to investigate until decades later, when a sheer coincidence would bring the infamous Manson Family into the fold.Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!Sponsors!Embrace Pet Insurance - Get your FREE quote at EmbracePetInsurance.com/ UNSOLVED right now!Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code UNSOLVED during checkout!
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. Sponsors!Gabi - Take 2 minutes and see if you can save up to $865 when you go to Gabi.com/UNSOLVED.Grove Collaborative - Go to Grove.co/UNSOLVED to get a FREE 5-piece Spring Cleaning Set from Mrs. Meyer’s and Grove — a $30 value!
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 cut down in a hail of bullets from a passing car. A number of infamous gangsters and politicians were named as potential suspects, but no one has ever been charged for the death of this radical journalist.Sponsors!Zola - To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to Zola.com/UNSOLVED
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 detractors, with one side raising accusations of anti-Semitism and the other rallying against Northern intervention. Parcasters - Was Leo Frank guilty or innocent? If you’re enjoying following the case as it develops in Unsolved Murders, you’ll love our other podcast Not Guilty, where we cover the most incredible acquittals and exonerations throughout history. Search for Not Guilty on Spotify, or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals!
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 came to suspect Leo M. Frank, the Jewish Superintendent, but their case against him became more complicated when the factory sweeper Jim Conley admitted to writing a pair of bizarre notes found by the body.Parcasters - Tony Alamo was a conman who built an empire, but how did he do it? Find out this week on Cults! Available on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts!
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 him from winning the election. However, knowing the identity of an assassin and proving that assassin's guilt would prove to be two drastically different things.Sponsors!Best Fiends - Best Fiends is a 5-star rated mobile game app available for download FREE on the Apple App Store and Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends!Gabi - Take two minutes and see if you can save up to $865 a year on car insurance at Gabi.com/UNSOLVED. There are NO fees, NO forms, and NO spam. Grove Collaborative - Go to Grove.co/UNSOLVED to get a FREE FIVE PIECE Spring Cleaning Set from Mrs. Meyer’s and Grove!
In 1888, the state of Arkansas was rampant with corruption and ballot tampering. So when state representative, John M. Clayton, lost his bid for Congress, he challenged the results and put his life in danger. Sponsors!Best Fiends - Download FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends!
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 very likely suspect, but complications would halt any progress made in the investigation for years after Adam Walsh’s death. Sponsors!The Farmer’s Dog - Get 50% off your two week trial of fresh, healthy food at TheFarmersDog.com/UNSOLVED. Plus, you get FREE shipping!
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 into Adam’s disappearance would feature one of the largest search parties ever organized, but it would only end in tragedy.Sponsors!Best Fiends - Don’t miss out on the must-play game of the year! Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends!
By February of 1937, Kingsbury Run, a railroad slum outside of Cleveland had seen six mutilated corpses scattered across their streets. The community turned to legendary lawman, Eliot Ness to solve the crimes and put a stop to the horrors. But sometimes, even legends fail to make a difference.Sponsors!Grove - Get a 3-piece cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer’s spring scents, a free 60-day VIP membership, and a surprise bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more at Grove.co/UNSOLVED.ThirdLove - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
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 murder of a serial killer who would terrorize the city for years to come.Sponsors!Best Fiends - Best Fiends is a 5-star rated mobile game app available for download FREE on the Apple App Store and Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends!The Farmer’s Dog - Get 50% off your two week trial of fresh, healthy food at TheFarmersDog.com/UNSOLVED. Plus, you get FREE shipping!
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 find the killer. While the police would find some clues, they soon hit a brick wall in their investigation, leaving these heinous murders unsolved to this day.Sponsors! Best Fiends - Download the 5-star rated mobile game app for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends!ThirdLove - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
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 tragic event, but the story would only get more confusing as the investigation continued.Parcasters - Don't know who to trust? Then you'd make a great spy! Check out our most recent episode of Espionage to follow the story of crafty double agent during the second World War. Available not at parcast.com/espionage
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 later, odd aspects of her last night made the police question whether her death was accidental at all. Sponsors!ThirdLove - Go to THIRDLOVE.com/Unsolved now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
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 into two separate kidnappings, reactionary political movements, and vigilante justice performed by the Ku Klux Klan. Sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play!
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 head. The public rushed to see Wong imprisoned for the crime, but some still wonder if Janet was murdered at all.Sponsors!Oxygen - Watch “Murder For Hire” Sundays at 7/6c or anytime on the Oxygen app.
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 decades would see several plausible suspects investigated, including two serial killers, two kidnappers, and a strange man with a craving for attention. Sponsors!Oxygen - Get in on the sting with Murder For Hire - Sundays at 7pm/6c or anytime on the Oxygen app.ThirdLove - Go to THIRDLOVE.com/UNSOLVED to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
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 investigators scrambling for answers decades later.Parcasters - Check out our new show Survival! In our first episode we covered Shin Dong-hyuk’s escape from a North Korean internment camp. Available now at parcast.com/survival
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 to arrive. However, the case blew open when a teenage boy came forward with a startling confession. Sponsors!Third Love - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
In the idyllic sleepy town of Schull, Ireland, Sophie Toscan du Plantier, was brutally murdered just before Christmas in 1996. The celebrated documentary producer was beaten to death outside of her holiday home. The town’s first murder in 71 years would divide the normally tight-knit community and leave her family questioning the motives for this tragic murder.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code UNSOLVED. Go to BetterHelp.com/Unsolved.
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. However, a vial of arsenic and a corrupt government would prevent justice from being served. The injustice evident in this case drove the French lower-class into a frenzy that would eventually lead to the revolution.Parcasters - If you’re in the mood for a story about an American icon, check out our our new episode on John McCain on HOSTAGE, wherever you get your shows. Listen now at parcast.com/hostageSponsors!BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/Unsolved to get 10% off your first month with discount code UNSOLVED.ThirdLove - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
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 the outside it appeared they had it all, but internally their marriage was filled with distrust and turmoil. Eventually it would all come to an end, when the Duchess was found murdered on her bedroom floor. Parcasters - Some people think that the Duchess may have been murdered in a crime of passion. If you liked this episode, you can hear more like it on our new podcast Crimes of Passion. Listen at parcast.com/passion.
Murdered in 1955, Wall Street investment banker and all-around sociopath, Serge Rubinstein had made so many enemies, the police were overwhelmed with the list of potential suspects. The investigation would result in the interviewing of hundreds of witnesses and suspects, but they could never deduce who exactly killed Rubinstein.Parcasters - If you are interested in more stories that cover powerful people and their untimely downfalls, be sure to check our ASSASSINATIONS podcast. Listen now at parcast.com/assassinations
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 enemies had grown as long as his financial portfolio. Rubinstein's murder would lead authorities to one of the most extensive investigations in New York history. Sponsors!BetterHelp - Unsolved Murders listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code UNSOLVED when you go to BetterHelp.com/Unsolved.Proven Innocent - Proven Innocent Premieres Friday, February 15th at 9/8c, only on Fox.Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code UNSOLVED15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order!
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, her limbs scattered just off the country roads near the city. After years of persistent investigation, this cold case may now be heating up.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Unsolved Murders listeners get 10% off the first month with discount code UNSOLVED. Proven Innocent - Proven Innocent Premieres Friday, February 15th at 9/8c, only on Fox.ThirdLove - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED to get 15% off your first purchase!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/UNSOLVED to find out how low your Upstart rate is! Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
In 1983, nationwide panic broke out when seven people unknowingly ingested cyanide and tragically died. Suspects would range from a vengeful soldier to a mentally unstable school shooter, but who was actually responsible for one of the most vile acts of terrorism Chicago has ever seen?Parcasters - After this episode of Unsolved Murders, go check out the abduction of Barney and Betty Hill on our new show Extraterrestrial. Listen at parcast.com/extraterrestrial
In 1982, Chicago saw 7 people drop dead under mysterious circumstances. The deaths sent the area into a panic, and after a lengthy investigation, police discovered a surprising murder weapon: Extra-Strength Tylenol. It would take several years for this pharmaceutical giant to regain the public’s trust. Sponsors!Oxygen - Check out “Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice” this Saturday at 7 on Oxygen.
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 either assassinated by the invading force, or murdered by an uprising of his own people.Sponsors!Oxygen Network - Check out Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice this Saturday at 7 on Oxygen.Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code UNSOLVED15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order!
A legendary emperor welcomed a contingent of Spanish soldiers led by an ambitious man named Hernán Cortés into his city. Only months later that emperor would be dead, thus beginning the downfall of one of the world's largest empires. But what exactly happened on the day Montezuma II died? Did the Spanish murder him for gain? Or did the Aztec people kill one of their own? It is a question that has stumped historians for nearly 500 years. Parcast News - Be sure to check out Parcast’s first fictional crime show MIND’S EYE at Parcast.com/MindsEye!Sponsors!Oxygen - Check out “Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice” this Saturday at 7 on Oxygen.ThirdLove - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/UNSOLVED to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is! Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes and won’t affect your credit!
After a West Point cadet mysteriously vanishes in 1950, the nation poured an enormous amount of resources into finding him. Thawing snow, private eyes, and CIA agents would all uncover clues pointing to the missing man. Was he the victim of foul play by a fellow classmate, or was it due to suspected Cold War counter-espionage gone wrong?Sponsors!Caffé Monster - Available in Mocha, Vanilla, and Salted Caramel. Caffé Monster: Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy!Harper Collins - Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard is available now wherever books are sold. Give in to temptation today.Living Proof - Go to LivingProof.com/UNSOLVED and use promo code UNSOLVED to get a free sample of their award-winning dry shampoo with your purchase.SimpliSafe - Go to SimpliSafe.com/UNSOLVED to get a special offer.Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code UNSOLVED15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order!
A promising West Point cadet left the academy grounds for a dinner party on January 14th, 1950…and never returned. No concrete leads have materialized about the whereabouts of Richard Colvin Cox’s body. Is foul play responsible or did he desert his post? If you liked this episode, leave us a nice review! It really helps new listeners find the podcast!Sponsors!Audible - For a limited time, you can get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month if you go to Audible.com/UNSOLVED or text UNSOLVED to 500 500.
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 Pereira de Cruz and Miguel José Viana were later found dead at the scene. Was Miguel and Manoel’s death caused by contact from another planet?Sponsors!Caffé Monster - Available in Mocha, Vanilla and Salted Caramel. Caffé Monster: Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy!Third Love - Get 15% off your first order at ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED.
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 obsession with the occult or extraterrestrial life might have caused this 1966 murder. Sponsors!Audible - Listen to Evil Has A Name now at Audible.com/EvilMurders or text EvilMurders to 500 500.Pretty Litter - Go to PrettyLitter.com and use promo code UNSOLVED for 20% off your first order.Upstart - Go to Upstart.com/UNSOLVED to find out how low your Upstart rate is!
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 the discovery that he was of Jewish descent. Hanussen never received a formal investigation, but the list of possible suspects is long. Sponsors! Care/of - Get 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins at TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED.Living Proof - Go to LivingProof.com/UNSOLVED and use promo code UNSOLVED to get a free sample of their award-winning dry shampoo with your purchase.
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 bullets and scavenged by wild animals. Erik Jan Hanussen was last seen being driven off by members of the Sturmabteilung, the Nazi party’s paramilitary organization. Sponsors!Caffé Monster - Now available in Mocha, Vanilla, and Salted Caramel. Caffé Monster: Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy!FabFitFun - Go to FabFitFun.com to sign-up and use promo code UNSOLVED to get $10 off your first box.SimpliSafe - Visit SimpliSafe.com/UNSOLVED.Third Love - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
Who is responsible for killing one of the most powerful kingpins in New York City? The Unsolved Murders and Kingpins crossover special from Parcast examines Rothstein’s mafia ties and gambling scams. One of these scams would go on to be the 1919’s World Series. Sponsors!Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore out now, only on Prime Video.Caffé Monster - Available in Mocha, Vanilla, and Salted Caramel. Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy!
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. To help us solve the case, we enlisted the hosts of Parcast's other Podcast Kingpins for some expert advice! We're excited to present this special crossover episode with hosts of KINGPINS (a Parcast Podcast). If you are interested in other Kingpin or Queenpin stories search KINGPINS where ever you listen to podcasts and subscribe!Sponsors!Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore out now, only on Prime Video.Pretty Litter - Go to PrettyLitter.com and use promo code UNSOLVED for 20% off your first order.Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/UNSOLVED to find out how low your Upstart rate is!
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 approach. Before he is able to tell them what happened… he dies.Subscribe now to our new podcast HOSTAGE, featuring the riveting story of Patty Hearst's abduction by the Symbionese Liberation Army.Sponsors!Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore October 19, only on Prime Video.Caffé Monster - Available in Vanilla, Mocha, and Salted Caramel. Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy!FabFitFun - Go to FabFitFun.com and use code UNSOLVED to get $10 off your first FabFitFun box!Living Proof - Visit LivingProof.com/UNSOLVED and use promo code UNSOLVED to get a free sample of their award-winning dry shampoo with your purchase.Third Love - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
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 identified as her neighbor. His two-toned car had disappeared the night of Carolyn’s death. Were these two tragic incidents related? Or was there something much more sinister at play?Sponsors!Amazon Prime Video - Catch the new season of Lore October 19th, only on Prime Video.
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 dangling from the top of a train car near the murder scene. Who was he? And was he involved in Carolyn Wasilewski’s death?Sponsors!SimpliSafe - Go today to SimpliSafe.com/UNSOLVED.Carbon38 - Go to Carbon 38.com and use code: UNSOLVED for 20% off your order.
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. With the police department unwilling to reopen the case, the Sodders hired private detectives to investigate. What they found would reinforce what the Sodders knew all along: The fire was no accident.Sponsors!Caffé Monster - Available in Vanilla, Mocha, and Salted Caramel.Pretty Litter - Go to PrettyLitter.com and use promo code UNSOLVED for 20% off your first order.Third Love - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase.
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 the house was reduced to ashes, authorities searched the scene. The remains of the other five children were nowhere to be found. Did they escape the fire? Or were they even in the house to begin with?Sponsors!Hello Fresh - For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit HelloFresh.com/Unsolved60 and enter code UNSOLVED60Hanover Square Press - GUESS WHO is available now wherever books are sold. Find out more at Hanoversqpress.com and BookClubbish.com
In January 1974, Athalia Ponsell Lindsley was murdered in broad daylight on the front porch of her St. Augustine, Florida home. Police arrested a suspect who went to trial for her murder. Find out why over forty years later, no one has been convicted of her murder.
There was no shortage of suspects in the January 1974 murder of socialite Athalia Ponsell Lindsley. She had running feuds with neighbors, a husband who stole from her, and uncovered a scandal involving a gross misuse of municipal funds. But when she was hacked to death on the front steps of her home in broad daylight, nobody could identify her killer.
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 man hired to protect her, strangle her in her sleep? Or was a high-profile client worried about being blackmailed?We apology for the inconvenience caused last week when we switched to a new hosting provider. At Parcast, our priority has always been the listeners. We hope you enjoy this special ad free episode and we apologize again for the inconvenience caused last week.
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 a detailed log of high profile clients. Was it also a detailed log of possible killers?
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 affairs with married women, was an unabashed racist, and a known sympathizer of the Nazi party. Many people had a motive to kill Josslyn Hay, but who also had the means and opportunity?
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 group of wealthy expats who lived to drink alcohol, do drugs and have sex. Extra-marital affairs at their parties were not only common but openly encouraged. So when Josslyn Hay was found miles from his home, slumped in the front seat of his car, dead of a gunshot wound, virtually everybody in their social circle was a suspect.
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. Risking his own personal relationships, Matthews, with the help of a new technology called the Internet, would find a missing persons report from decades earlier that could be a match. Could he identify her? And could he help solve the mystery of her death?
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 decayed remains rendered police unable to uncover her identity, or the identity of her killer. It wasn’t until decades later, when the story of Tent Girl was told to a young boy on Halloween night, that this Jane Doe would meet the person who would stop at nothing to identify her, and bring her home.
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 their Singapore apartment. There was no forced entry, nothing was stolen, and evidence that the murderer cleaned up after themselves all indicated that this was a carefully planned kill. Who could have done this and why?
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 been serving time for both rape and burglary. All the evidence pointed in his direction. Was he really a killer or the victim of police corruption?
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 run for years. Now all the police had to do was find him.
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 old, he made a lot of enemies. Was he killed by a neighbor for his bullying? By a biker gang for stealing drugs? Or by his own mother to protect his younger siblings?
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 on second degree murder charges. New evidence would surface, but would it be enough to convict him?
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 sleeping around. Did the murderer break into the house to steal prescription drugs, or did Sam kill his wife in order to end the marriage?
Before her violent murder in February 1977, Christa Helm made diary entries and secret audio recordings of her famous and powerful lovers. After she was killed, the diary and most of the tapes vanished. Were they stolen by the killer, or did she hide them herself? Could that evidence still be out there?
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 of her escapades. One day, she was found murdered in the street. Was she a random victim, or a did a former lover do her in?
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 wholesome family with no known enemies. But, the Sims family did know people who had secrets. Were those secrets bad enough for murder?
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. There were no witnesses and no murder weapon was found. Was it a copycat crime? A robbery gone wrong? Or a violent act of revenge?
The murders of teenagers Christine Sharrock and Marianne Schmidt shocked the community of Wanda Beach. Police announced more than 5000 persons of interest. But only three people became prime suspects. Who were they and which one of them is really responsible for the Wanda Beach Murders?
Australian teens Christine Sharrock, Marianne Schmidt, and Marianne's four younger siblings set out for the beach. When the younger siblings became tired, the older girls continued on, promising to be back soon. Their bodies were discovered the next day. Were the girls in the wrong place at the wrong time? Or had they accidentally befriended their own killer?
After years of bullying the residents of Skidmore, Missouri, the townspeople finally stood up to Ken McElroy. In front of dozens of people, Ken McElroy was shot dead while he sat with his wife in his pickup truck. Nobody saw the shooter. Nobody called the sheriff to report the shooting. Nobody was convicted for the crime. Which begs the question: how did an entire town get away with murder? SPONSORS! Madison Reed - Madison Reed would like to honor Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories listeners with 10% off plus Free Shipping on their first color kit with promo code: UNSOLVED. Lunya - Get 15% off your first purchase at Lunya.co/UNSOLVED. FTD - Get 25% off a florist-styled bouquet for Mom this Mother’s Day at FTD.com/mothersday
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 multiple gruesome injuries, and ultimately, her death. Who was to blame...her boyfriend… a stranger… a colleague… her father?
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 time at boarding school. But one morning in 1937, Edward came across a growing crowd, and quickly realized he had stumbled upon his own daughter’s murder scene.
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 graduation, she received a thrilling opportunity: an interview for a secretary position at a new insurance company. But the prospect of employment soon became her death sentence.
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 school years in a big city. But when police found Cindy brutally murdered in the woods, it was clear. This town wasn’t as safe as anyone believed… and there was a killer on the loose.
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 found in the woods the next day. Was she just in the wrong place at the wrong time… or was she killed by someone she knew?
After four teenagers were attacked, and three of them killed, in July of 1960, the police investigate multiple suspects… including the sole survivor of the attack, a suspect that drowns himself and another suspect that seems to match the killer’s description, but is found innocent. The case remains the biggest unsolved case in Finland’s history.
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 an unknown murderer commits a triple homicide… leaving only one survivor. This isn’t just a scary story… it’s real. We explore the dark twists and turns of the case as we search for the killer.
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 against Arlis? Did she have a secret lover? Or was this evidence of cult activity?
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 to pray, but the next morning, she was found dead beneath the cross. We navigate the dark turns of this case, and investigate the events leading up to this horrific, violent crime.
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 involvement caused police to overlook some key evidence. We examine that ignored evidence, and investigate how the police looked into everything from Benny’s crazed cult followers to the supernatural in an attempt to solve the case.
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. Upstairs, his wife still held their youngest child, both brutally murdered, and their three other children laid in a bedroom with severed limbs and crushed skulls. We investigate Benny’s life as an eccentric and wealthy cult leader as we search for the killer and the motive.
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 chest. Was this an act of senseless violence, a professional grudge...or something even more sinister?
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 walls, a burning mattress, and the lifeless body of a world-renowned surgeon and cancer researcher. We dissect the facts to question what really happened to Dr. Mary S. Sherman.
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, or why. We explore the political and financial turmoil that may have inspired the attack, and we look into the man who warned New Yorkers of the bombing beforehand with uncanny detail.
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 sinister man on the other line saying Dorothy was alive...
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 leading up to her disappearance. We explore the psychology behind obsession and stalking, and how it led to Dorothy Jane Scott’s abduction.
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 suspects—a priest and the chief of police—and how the Donnelly reputation caused their murders to go unsolved.
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 volatile relationships they had with their neighbors in rural Ontario. These ongoing feuds may have led the town to turn a blind eye to the "The Black Donnelly Massacre."
Months after the murder of Rita Bouchard, when the case seemed to be going cold, investigators hear a surprising confession from Rita’s neighbor, Raymond Patenaude. Carter and Wenndy focus on Raymond and his account of the night of Rita’s death… and his recollection of the next morning, when he woke up beside her dead body.
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 explore the long line of suspects ranging from Rita’s boyfriend to her creepy, pedophile neighbor...but who was present in those final moments of her life, and the first moments of her death?
With Austin Texas in a panic, local authorities were desperate to quell citizens fears by prosecuting any suspect--perhaps even one they knew was innocent. Carter and Wenndy follow the search for a suspect with a missing toe, explore possible connections to other violent axe murders during that timeframe, and consider the cases most famous suspect- Jack the Ripper.
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, and the string of related killings that followed, put 1880’s Austin Texas in a panic. Carter and Wenndy investigate the witness accounts describing a barefoot, hooded man wielding an axe, and how racial tensions muddled the investigation.
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 ages.