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April 11, 2018
Dan Schindler entered the greasy storefront of Bradshaw Auto Parts just outside of Salt Lake City. He was looking for a replacement part for a friend’s truck – but instead he found something that would haunt him for the rest of his life: the blood-soaked body of the store’s 76-year-old owner, Franklin Bradshaw. The murder investigation takes detectives from Salt Lake City to rural Texas and into Manhattan. Investigators discover a secret web of money and greed lurking right in the middle of his Mormon family! Join tiegrabber Leave us a review
April 4, 2018
Ten-year-old Leona O’Loughlin fails to show up at school, while her detective father Leo falls violently ill. Investigators now have to consider the chilling possibility that someone may have been trying to eliminate the entire family. This week, A Crime to Remember investigates the crimes of Pearl O’Loughlin, who murdered her stepdaughter Leona and tried to poison her police detective husband Leo. Except, she didn’t really poison anyone.  Let’s talk about ground glass, shall we? Leave us a review Join tiegrabber
March 30, 2018
Four members of the Mark family are found murdered in their Cedar Falls, Iowa, home, prompting police to suspect someone close to the family; the bizarre outcome shakes the townspeople and devastates the surviving members of the Mark family. It’s a modern day Cain and Abel!
March 24, 2018
This episode is entertaining in a crime solving type of way, plus it gives us a look at racism in the 1950s. A detective works to exonerate his black friend from rape allegations that were pinned on him by the LAPD’s racist members. To do so, he has to navigate his way through deeply entrenched racism, lead a stake-out where male cops dress as women, and find the real predator. Leave us a review Join tiegrabber
March 22, 2018
Heiress Barbara Mackle is kidnapped and buried alive in a coffin-like capsule; local police and the FBI race to Mackle’s abductor before her time underground runs out. The kidnappers turn out to be an unlikely pair and Jill has some interesting follow-up about what happened to them after the crime was solved. Join tiegrabber Leave us a review
March 18, 2018
Join us as we travel back to 1920s Chicago. But there is no Roxie Hart or Richard Gere in this story. In what became known as the crime of the century, a boy from one of Chicago’s wealthiest families was kidnapped and found murdered; the ensuing investigation zeroed in on two wealthy, thrill-seeking college students, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. This is a very notorious case with many aspects that lead us back to our discussions of the Atif Rafay and Sebastian Burns convictions. These too guys also read Neitzsche! Leave us a review
March 12, 2018
In this episode of A Crime to Remember, The Bad Old Days, panic and terror grip Chicago after the brutal and ritualistic killings of two women and the disappearance of a ten year old girl. A message on the wall of one of the crime scenes in red lipstick reads “For heaven’s sake catch me before I kill more…” But was this written by the killer or was it planted by a reporter anxious to put out sensationalized stories? The police and the local newspapers are desperate to tell the people of Chicago that their killer has been caught. But the police tactics used to get a confession are cruel and unconscionable, making it unreliable and probably untrue. There is a definite lesson here on false confessions. We hope that things have changed and things wouldn’t happen this way if this crime occurred today. Told mostly from the perspective of a reporter in 1946, this episode of ACTR gives us another history lesson within a fascinating true crime story! Leave us a review
March 1, 2018
Investigation Discovery’s series “A Crime to Remember” has started it’s fifth season with a true story from 1959 that has fascinated the public for more than half a century. Truman Capote wrote a groundbreaking work of what he called “a true crime novel” after immersing himself in this case of the murders of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas. Detectives mounted a nationwide search, finding two men who may have slaughtered the family for no reason. Capote’s book “In Cold Blood” brought to light deep-seated questions of crime, punishment, and the nature of human beings. It’s a great case for episode one of the new season!   Leave us a review
January 1, 2018
In the final 3 episodes of Village of the Damned we learned about more tragedies and violent crimes that plagued to town Of Dryden New York for 10 years. Many of the crimes involved young people and there were unexpected connections between the families and neighbors stricken by the supposed “Dryden Curse.” Was there a darkness hovering over this unassuming community or was it just plain old bad luck?
December 13, 2017
Village of the Damned is a five-part series on Investigation Discovery this month. It tells the story of small town Dryden, New York, where a series of seemingly unrelated murders occurred between 1989 and 1999. We have really enjoyed the series so far. This podcast covers episodes 1 and 2, where a family is murdered near Christmas, a 2-year old baby goes missing, and a young man is stabbed to death in his home. It’s a disturbingly entertaining show and we hope you will enjoy our recap and opinions of it. We will cover the next 3 episodes by the end of December. Join Tiegrabber Leave us a review
December 11, 2017
Missing in Maui: A Disappeared Special on Investigation Discovery tells the story of the family of Carly Joann Scott, a 27-year old woman who went missing on the island of Maui on February 9th, 2014. Disappeared is one of our favorite ID shows, and this did not disappoint. The show really does a good job of bringing us into the beautiful and unforgiving island as we learn about who “Charli” is and what happened to her on a dark and lonely road. Join Tiegrabber Leave us a Review
November 25, 2017
We’re talking about Gone in Georgia: A Disappeared Special on Investigation Discovery. This is the story of Kelly Nash who disappeared on January 5th, 2015, at age 25. Kelly wasn’t feeling well on the night he disappeared. He was last seen by his live-in girlfriend, Jessica, at about 3:30 in the morning. He was playing a video game on the living room sofa. When Jessica woke up at 7:30, Kelly was gone. His wallet, cell phone, and truck were left behind. It was as if he had vanished into thin air. This Disappeared Special follows the search and the heartbreak of Kelly’s family and friends as they try to figure out what happened to Kelly, an apparently happy young man with a promising future. Leave us a Review
October 12, 2017
When Seath Jackson disappeared, detectives went into his life on social media to find out if he got involved with the wrong people.  When facts point them in the direction of his ex-girlfriend, Amber, his friend William helps police find out what happened.  This was a good choice for the season finale of the show.  It was a well done reenactment of the events leading up to Seath’s tragic murder, both touching and disturbing. Join Tiegrabber Rate us on iTunes
October 5, 2017
Online dating is murder…at least it is in this episode of Grave Mysteries. Dr. Tiffany Maher is an accomplished woman: a chemistry professor at Northeastern State University. She is intelligent, sociable, and has many friends. Living in a small town in Oklahoma can make it difficult to find romance, so Tiffany decides to give online dating a try. The results are devastating. When she misses a lecture, her colleagues and friends know something is terribly wrong. What happened to Tiffany? Facebook twitter Rate us on iTunes Join Tiegrabber
September 28, 2017
Anastasia King was chasing the American dream. She was 21-years old when she married an American man and moved from Kyrgyzstan to the United States. When her husband took Anastasia on a romantic trip to Moscow, she never returned. And her family never saw her again. Finding Anastasia, a mail-order bride,is a challenge. Using a trail of her online communication, investigators uncover her secrets and what happened to her. Twitter Facebook Join Tiegrabber Rate us on iTunes
September 22, 2017
This week’s episode of Grave Mysteries was an unusual story of an unlikely victim of prostitution and a violent murder. Brittany was a model high school student who worked with younger kids at the local rec center. When she vanished after taking a trip to the store, her family became concerned. Their concern turned to panic when night fell and she still wasn’t home. They called the police. There were concerns about Brittany’s older boyfriend, Derrick. They didn’t approve of him and suspected he had done something to Brittany. The investigation depends upon Facebook and phone record searches to find Brittany’s killer. And, in a terrible twist, she isn’t the only victim. Rate us on iTunes Twitter Facebook Shop the brewery
September 7, 2017
After having her heart broken, 28-year old Samantha Lezark’s efforts to find love again lead to a fatal ending; now, investigators must follow her digital trail through different chat rooms to uncover her killer.  And he has killed before. Grave Mysteries is a new ID show and this is the premiere episode.  It had a lot of reenactments, which was okay, but it was the interviews with the victim’s family and the investigators that offered the most insight. There was a legitimate twist at the end which really increased the impact of Samantha’s murder. Twitter Facebook Join Tiegrabber Rate us on iTunes
August 31, 2017
A missing person? Check. A murder? Check. Stellar police work? Well… In this, the finale of Gone, we ask ourselves if we are being overly critical or are most of these cases prolonged due to less than stellar investigatory work. Dena Raley-McCluskey was feeling positive about life when she didn’t show up for her first day back to work after an extended leave. Did her abusive boyfriend do something to Dena? Her family definitely thinks so. Twitter Facebook Rate us on iTunes
August 24, 2017
This Gone has a great ending. The rest was kind of eh.  After researching so many missing persons’ cases, we know that this is an unusual outcome, but there are so many more interesting cases out there! Michele Whitaker, 32, was leading a troubled life when she disappeared without a trace. Her family and local police investigated every possible lead for six years until a phone call brought new found hope to her mother. Where was Michele for six years? More importantly, Dick wants to know why she didn’t call her mother. Twitter Facebook Subscribe Rate Us
August 17, 2017
When Lynda McClelland went missing from her home in Forest Hills, Pennsylvania, she left behind three beloved grandchildren and a heartbroken daughter, Amanda. Amanda’s search leads her through her mother’s complicated life and ends with deeply troubling answers that lie painfully close to home. In the darkest episode since Field of Broken Dreams, Gone Episode 4, Devil Among Us, leaves us to wonder how well we really know the people we let into our lives. Twitter Facebook Subscribe on iTunes Rate us on iTunes
August 10, 2017
Charlotte Moriarty and her infant son disappeared from a Hawaiian bus stop in June 1977, leaving behind only an empty stroller.  Mark Barnes, Charlotte’s live-in boyfriend and the father of their baby, Marx, would search for them for over 30 years before being reunited with his son.  But what became of Charlotte?  This episode of Gone leaves us wondering just that. This is a case where police were either unaware or unconcerned for the first 3 weeks after the disappearance.  Do you believe police or Mark Barnes’ story about when the disappearance was reported?  Is it safe to assume that Charlotte doesn’t want to be found? Twitter Facebook Join Tiegrabber
August 3, 2017
When teenagers Cheryl Miller and Pam Jackson disappeared on the first night of summer 1971, everyone who knew them was shocked and baffled.  These were good girls with no reason to run away from home.  They had been paid from their jobs that day and never cashed their paychecks.  With repeated searches, false leads, and emotional ups and downs, no one could have predicted that it would take four decades to solve this mystery. After watching this episode of Gone on Investigation Discovery, Jill and Dick discuss the heartfelt tales of people who knew the girls and the long years spent without answers. This seems like another case of inadequate searches and poor police work.  Is this a theme with this show?  We will find out next week. Twitter Facebook Join Tiegrabber
July 27, 2017
In our first episode of Watching ID, we talk about the premiere episode of Gone: Field of Broken Dreams, the story of 17-year old Chris Daigle who disappeared in 2007.  Find out what we thought of the show and the way the case was handled (mishandled?) by the police. Twitter Facebook Rate us on iTunes Join Tiegrabber
July 24, 2017
Jill & Dick introduce a new podcast, Watching ID, where the first couple of true crime podcasting talk about recent Investigation Discovery shows and the crimes featured. The first several episodes will feature the new ID show Gone which airs on Mondays at 9pm ET.
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