Unsolved Murders: True Crime Storiesactive
Publisher |
Parcast
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 other Tuesday. Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.
Premiere Date |
2016-06-04
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Weekly

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113 Episodes Available

Average duration:00:39:00

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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? Sponsors! Pitney Bowes - Go to pb.com/UNSOLVED to get a free 60 day trial of a Pitney Bowes C200. SimpliSafe - Go to SimpliSafe.com/unsolved. Leesa - Get $160 off when you go to Leesa.com/UNSOLVED Le Tote - Go to Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED at checkout to get 50% off your first month. Hangman - Visit BookClubbish.com to learn more about Hangman by Jack Heath and start reading today.
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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? Sponsors! Starz - Watch WRONG MAN, premiering June third at 9PM only on STARZ. Get the STARZ App and start your free trial today. Third Love - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase! Lunya - Go to Lunya.co and enter promo code UNSOLVED for $15 off of your first purchase! Harlequin - HANGMAN is available on Audible and everywhere books are sold. Visit BookClubbish.com to learn more about Hangman by Jack Heath and start reading today.
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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? After this podcast, listen to Parcast's New Podcast Great Women of Business wherever you listen to podcasts. Sponsors! Starz - Watch WRONG MAN, premiering June third at 9PM only on STARZ. Get the STARZ App and start your free trial today. Leesa - Get $130 off AND a free pillow when you go to Leesa.com/UNSOLVED
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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? Sponsors! Universal Orlando - Learn more at orlando.halloweenhorrornights.com/unsolved FlexFits - Go to IHateTampons.com now and use promo code UNSOLVED to get an additional 30% off your first purchase! ADT - Go to ADT.com/podcast to take advantage of ADT’s lowest rate!
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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? 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 ADT - Go to ADT.com/podcast to take advantage of ADT’s lowest rate! Harper Collins Children's Books - INVISIBLE GHOSTS is available now wherever books and audiobooks are sold.
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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? Sponsors! Netflix - The four-part docu-series EVIL GENIUS is streaming now. Only on Netflix. Madison Reed - Listeners can go to Madison-Reed.com to get 10% off plus Free Shipping on their first color kit with promo code: UNSOLVED! Tripping.com - Save time and money when you book the vacation home of your dreams, with Tripping.com/UNSOLVED! Leesa - Get $125 off AND a free pillow when you go to Leesa.com/UNSOLVED! ThirdLove - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase!
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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
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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 said they couldn't identify the shooter. Sponsors! HarperCollins Children's Books - Find THE LIES THEY TELL wherever you buy books. Kensington Publishing - Get more info on ONE LAST BREATH at LisaJackson.com Leesa - Get $125 off AND a free pillow when you go to Leesa.com/Unsolved FTD - To get 25% off a florist-styled bouquet for Mom this Mother’s Day, go to FTD.com/mothersday ADT - Get peace of mind and ADT’s lowest rate starting at just $28.99 a month. Go to ADT.com/podcast to take advantage
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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? SPONSORS! Madison Reed - Get 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit with promo code: UNSOLVED. Le Tote - Get 50% off your first month when you enter promo code: UNSOLVED at checkout. Talkspace - go to Talkspace.com/Unsolved and use the code UNSOLVED to get $45 off your first month. ADT - Get peace of mind and ADT’s lowest rate starting at just $28.99 a month. Go to ADT.com/podcast to take advantage!
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Unsolved Murders will be back on Tuesday, however we have exciting news to share! Parcast has a new podcast out called GONE! Every other Monday, our friends Richard and Molly search for everything lost, from ancient civilizations to hidden treasures. In this episode, we explore the enigmatic D.B. Cooper, who orchestrated one of the most daring hijackings of all time, when he successfully held his fellow passengers ransom for $200,000 in 1971, before parachuting to an unknown fate. If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to GONE and listen to episodes on Oliver Cromwell's head on Monday and the Amber Room now! Just search “GONE” in your favorite podcast directory.
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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. Sponsors! Madison Reed - Get 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit at madison-reed.com promo code: UNSOLVED Talkspace - Get $45 off your first month at Talkspace.com/unsolved promo code: UNSOLVED Leesa - Get $125 off AND a free pillow when you go to Leesa.com/UNSOLVED ADT - Take advantage of ADT’s lowest rate starting at just $28.99 a month by visiting ADT.com/podcast Take your peace of mind with you by downloading the new ADT GO app. ThirdLove - Go to THIRDLOVE.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
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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 potential employer turned out to be her murderer. Sponsors! Madison Reed - Get 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit at madison-reed.com promo code: UNSOLVED Talkspace - Get $45 off your first month at Talkspace.com/unsolved promo code: UNSOLVED Zulily - Visit Zulily.com/UNSOLVED and use gift code UNSOLVED45 to get 20% off your first order. ADT - Take advantage of ADT’s lowest rate starting at just $28.99 a month by visiting ADT.com/podcast Take your peace of mind with you by downloading the new ADT GO app.
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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. Sponsors! Madison Reed - Get 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit at madison-reed.com promo code: UNSOLVED Leesa - Get $125 off AND a free pillow when you go to Leesa.com/UNSOLVED Zulily - Visit Zulily.com/UNSOLVED and use gift code UNSOLVED45 to get 20% off your first order.
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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. Sponsors! Breach - Subscribe to Breach​ in your podcast app right now. Breach is not a Parcast podcast. Hulu, The Looming Tower - ‘The Looming Tower,’ available now only on Hulu. Audible - Start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. Go to audible.com/UNSOLVED or text UNSOLVED to 500-500. Le Tote - Go to Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED at checkout to get 50% off your first month. YogaGlo - Get your first two weeks of YogaGlo free when you sign up on YogaGlo.com/UNSOLVED
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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? Sponsors! Female Criminals - Listen to Female Criminals now on your favorite podcast directory. Or visit Parcast.com/CRIMINALS to start listening now. ZQuiet - Try ZQuiet risk-free for 30 days for just $9.95 at tryzquiet.com Leesa - Get $100 off when you go to Leesa.com/UNSOLVED. ThirdLove - Go to thirdlove.com/UNSOLVED now to get 15% off your first purchase.
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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. Sponsors! Better Help - To learn more or sign up go to betterhelp.com/UNSOLVED and enter the invite code UNSOLVED to get your first 7 days free. The Innocent Wife - A compelling tale of obsession, perfect for true-crime addicts, The Innocent Wife is available now, wherever books are sold. YogaGlo - Get your first two weeks of YogaGlo free when you sign up on YogaGlo.com/UNSOLVED Hulu, The Looming Tower - ‘The Looming Tower,’ available now only on Hulu.
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Enjoy early ad FREE access to our new Parcast podcast, Unexplained Mysteries! In this episode, we examine the life of Shanti Devi, the girl who may have lived twice. Every Thursday, hosts Richard and Claire dig deep to uncover earth’s greatest mysteries. If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to Unexplained Mysteries and listen to episodes on the Mona Lisa and Stonehenge now! Just search “Unexplained Mysteries”
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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. Sponsors! Netflix, Collateral - Collateral: Streaming March 9th. Only on Netflix. Hulu, The Looming Tower - The Looming Tower is available now, only on Hulu. RXBAR - Visit RXBAR.com/UNSOLVED, promo code: UNSOLVED for 25% off your first order. Leesa - Get $100 off when you go to Leesa.com/UNSOLVED HelloFresh - For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com and enter the code UNSOLVED30
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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? Sponsors! Better Help - To learn more or sign up go to betterhelp.com/UNSOLVED. Enter the invite code UNSOLVED to get your first 7 days free. Fox Films - Murder on the Orient Express: now available on Blu-ray, DVD Digital. Le Tote - Visit Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED at checkout to get 50% off your first month. ZQuiet - Visit buyzquiet.com and enter promo code CRIME to get your $15 off discount. Unexplained Mysteries - Search Unexplained Mysteries on your favorite podcast directory, listen, and subscribe! Or visit Parcast.com/UNEXPLAINED to listen now.
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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. Sponsors! Better Help - Go to betterhelp.com/UNSOLVED and enter the invite code UNSOLVED to get your first 7 days free. Leesa - Get $100 off your purchase when you go to Leesa.com/UNSOLVED YogaGlo - Get your first two weeks of YogaGlo free when you sign up on YogaGlo.com/UNSOLVED ThirdLove - Go to thirdlove.com/UNSOLVED to get 15% off your first purchase! Tales - Search ‘Tales’ on your favorite podcast directory, listen, and subscribe! Or visit Parcast.com/Tales to listen now.
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Enjoy early access to our new Parcast podcast, “Tales”! In this episode, we explore the most famous version of the classic story, Bluebeard. If you enjoy, subscribe to Tales and listen to the first three episodes now! Tales presents traditional stories, not the popular, watered-down versions you are familiar with today. A cautionary tale, Bluebeard warns of the danger of rich men with unchecked powers, and of the deadly risk to women who become disobedient. Listen to the first three episodes of Tales on Beauty and the Beast right now by subscribing to Tales in your favorite podcast directory! Just search for “Tales”
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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. Sponsors! Penguin Random House - Check out the new book, A False Report, now wherever books are sold. Conspiracy Theories - Search for CONSPIRACY THEORIES wherever you listen to podcasts. Or visit parcast.com/CONSPIRACY to start listening now.
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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. Sponsors! ALMOST DEAD is available now everywhere books are sold and for more information, visit LisaJackson.com. Leesa - Get $100 off when you go to leesa.com/UNSOLVED. Netflix - Altered Carbon begins streaming February 2nd. Only On Netflix.
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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? Sponsors! Conspiracy Theories - Search for CONSPIRACY THEORIES wherever you listen to podcasts. Or visit parcast.com/CONSPIRACY to start listening now. Netflix, Altered Carbon - Altered Carbon begins streaming February 2nd. Only On Netflix. Le Tote - Go to Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED at checkout to get 50% of your first month. ThirdLove - Go to thirdlove.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra, and get 15% off your first purchase.
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Enjoy early access to Carter’s new podcast “Conspiracy Theories”! In the first episode of CONSPIRACY THEORIES, we explore Princess Diana’s life...and perhaps her not-so-accidental death. In 1997, Princess Diana of Wales died in a car accident in Paris. The news shocked the world, and many people weren’t so sure this was an accident. Listen to the second episode on Princess Diana right now by subscribing to Conspiracy Theories in your favorite podcast directory! Just search “Conspiracy Theories” Sponsors! Casper - Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/THEORIES and using THEORIES at checkout. HelloFresh - For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com and enter the code THEORIES30. Cults - Search for CULTS wherever you listen to podcasts. Or visit parcast.com/CULTS to start listening now
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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. Sponsors! Credit Karma - Go to CreditKarma.com or download the Credit Karma app to check your credit for free. Fabletics - Go to fabletics.com/UNSOLVED and get two pairs of leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member. WGN America, Bellevue - Don’t miss the series premiere of Bellevue, Tuesday, January 23rd at 10/9 central on WGN America. Thrive Market - Visit thrivemarket.com/MURDERS and get $60 in free, organic groceries, plus free shipping.
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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. Sponsors! TNT The Alienist - Don’t miss The Alienist, which premieres January 22nd. Visit TheAlienist.com for more information.
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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... Sponsors! ThirdLove - Go to thirdlove.com/UNSOLVED now to get 15% off your first purchase. Leesa - Get $100 off when you go to Leesa.com/UNSOLVED Fabletics - Get two pairs of leggings for $24 when you join at fabletics.com/UNSOLVED
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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. Sponsors! Credit Karma - Just go to CreditKarma.com or download the Credit Karma app now to check your credit score for free. Leesa - Get $100 off when you go to Leesa.com/UNSOLVED HelloFresh - For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com and enter the promo code UNSOLVED30. Historical Figures - Historical Figures, Carter’s other podcast, can be found wherever you listen to Unsolved Murders. After today’s show, visit your favorite podcast directory and search for Historical Figures.
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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. Sponsors! Zola - To sign up with Zola and receive a $50 credit towards your registry, go to ZOLA.com/unsolved. Mathnasium - Visit mathnasium.com/offers/UNSOLVED to learn more about their program and to download the eBook "Helping Children Excel at Math."
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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." Sponsors! Mathnasium - Visit mathnasium.com/offers/UNSOLVED to learn more about their program and to download the eBook "Helping Children Excel at Math."
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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. Sponsors! BetterHelp - Go to betterhelp.com/UNSOLVED and enter the invite code UNSOLVED to get your first 7 days free. Felix Gray - Go to felixgrayglasses.com/UNSOLVED to try a pair of Felix Gray computer glasses. Mathnasium - Visit mathnasium.com/offers/UNSOLVED to lear
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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? SPONSORS! Merch: You asked, and we listened: You can now buy Serial Killers T-shirts, sweatshirts and phone cases at represent.com/parcast! Mathnasium.com: Visit mathnasium.com/offers/unsolved to learn more about their program and to download the eBook "Helping Children Excel at Math"
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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. SPONSORS! Zola- To sign up with Zola and receive a $50 credit towards your registry, go to ZOLA.com/unsolved. ThirdLove- Go to THIRD LOVE dot com slash UNSOLVED for 15-percent off your first ThirdLove bra. LA Noire - Out now for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4. Order it now at RockstarGames.com/lanoire
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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. SPONSORS! MERCH: You asked, and we listened: You can now buy Unsolved Murders T-shirts, sweatshirts and phone cases at represent.com/parcast! LA Noire - Out now for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4. Order it now at RockstarGames.com/lanoire Mathnasium - Visit mathnasium.com/offers/unsolved to learn more about their program and to download the eBook every parent needs: "Helping Children Excel at Math". Felix Gray - Go to felixgrayglasses.com/unsolved to try a pair of Felix Gray computer glasses and discover a smarter way to work. Listen to the next episode of Unsolved Murders right now on TuneIn!
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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 the Ripper, ranging from bloodhound trials to DNA testing. Then our hosts discuss Jack’s last victims, his pop culture influence, and a few major suspects; finally pinpointing the person they believe was Jack the Ripper. This episode is brought to you Ad FREE as a thank you to our wonderful listeners!
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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. SPONSORS! LA Noire - LA Noire from Rockstar Games. Coming November 14th. Order now at RockstarGames.com/lanoire Warby Parker - Visit warbyparker.com/unsolved to begin your free home try on experience today! Mathnasium - Learn more at MATHNASIUM.COM/OFFERS/UNSOLVED. Daily Harvest - Go to DAILY-HARVEST.COM and enter promo code UNSOLVED to get three items FREE in your first box!
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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 Ripperologists examine Jack’s odd correspondence and determine which letters were fakes and which were truly penned by the Ripper. They also examine the “Double Event” murders and how sensational journalism and media coverage influences active killers. Sponsors! LA Noire - Order now at rockstargames.com/LANoire
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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 millionaire's yacht. When a famous movie producer turns up dead, suddenly no one aboard the ship wants to talk about what really happened. Carter and Wenndy investigate the mysterious death of producer and studio head Thomas Ince, Father of the Western and arguably the most influential founder of the Hollywood studio system. SPONSORS! Mathnasium - Visit MATHNASIUM.COM/OFFERS/UNSOLVED to learn more about their program and to download the eBook every parent needs: "Helping Children Excel at Math". StitchFix -Get​ ​started​ ​now​ ​at​ ​STITCH​ ​FIX​ . COM/UNSOLVED​ ​and​ ​you’ll​ ​also​ ​get​ ​25-percent​ ​off​ ​when​ ​you​ ​keep​ ​all​ ​5 items​ ​in​ ​your​ ​box!​
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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 fact? In the first episode of this special series, Unsolved Murders Hosts Carter and Wenndy join Serial Killers hosts Greg and Vanessa to explore the most infamous anonymous killer the world has ever known: Jack the Ripper. Check out the next two installments of Jack the Ripper, available RIGHT NOW on TuneIn! Sponsor! Justfab.com - Head on over to justfab.com/serialkillers to get your first style for as low as $10!
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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 look for a suspect. Our hosts follow the dedicated detective who remained on the case after everyone else gave up, and judge the plausibility of claims from people who came forward, years later, claiming to be the lost Beaumonts. SPONSORS! Jack the Ripper - Check out the Unsolved Murders and Serial Killers crossover special. Find the first episode here, and or binge all three episodes on TuneIn November 2nd! Daily Harvest - Go​ ​to​ ​daily-harvest​.​com​ ​and​ ​enter​ ​promo code: ​UNSOLVED​ ​to​ ​get​ ​three​ ​items​ ​FREE​ ​off​ ​your​ ​first​ ​box!​ Shopkick - Listeners can earn 2x as many points in the first week if you download here: shopkick.com/UNSOLVED. ThirdLove - That’s thirdlove.com/UNSOLVED to try your new favorite bra for FREE. Madison Reed - Visit Madison-Reed.com and get 10% off plus Free Shipping on your first color kit with promo code: UNSOLVED. Suburbicon - Directed by George Clooney. Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Isaac. In theatres October 27.
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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 celebrity investigator and a celebrity psychic, but even they couldn’t find the poor children. Carter and Wenndy analyze mysterious letters supposedly written by the missing Beaumont children and investigate witness accounts from that fateful day at the beach. SPONSORS! Madison Reed - Visit Madison-Reed.com and get 10% off plus Free Shipping on your first color kit with promo code: UNSOLVED. Suburbicon - Directed by George Clooney. Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Isaac. In theatres October 27 TuneIn - Listen to early, ad-free episodes of Unsolved Murders on TuneIn now!
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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 new leads emerged in the 2000’s. Were the killings tied to a local pedophilia ring? Perhaps the police zeroed in on the wrong leads? Carter and Wenndy investigate. SPONSORS! TuneIn - Listen to the next episode of Unsolved Murders:True Crime Stories right now, at tunein.com/UnsolvedMurders or on the TuneIn app! Stitch Fix - Go to stitchfix.com/unsolved and you’ll get 25-percent off when you keep all 5 items in your box! MindHunter - Two FBI agents probe the depths of killers' minds to comprehend the motivations of killing. October 13, Only on Netflix. The Snowman - Two detectives investigate a sociopath who strikes his victims during the first snowfall of winter. Only in theaters, October 20th. Suburbicon - Directed by George Clooney. Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Isaac. In theatres October 27.
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As a thank you for supporting Parcast shows, we wanted to give you a surprise! AD FREE access to episode 1 of Parcast’s new Podcast, Haunted Places hosted by Greg! Episode one tells you the haunted stories of the Cecil Hotel. Built in the 1920’s as a destination for the living, the Cecil Hotel fell victim to the Great Depression, and soon became a destination for the dead. With sixteen unnatural deaths inside the hotel and even more connected to it, this high-rise in the heart of downtown Los Angeles is widely believed to be haunted. Subscribe to Haunted Places now on your Favorite Podcast directory by searching Haunted Places. Episode two comes out on Thursday!
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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 serial killer. Carter and Wenndy dig into the hidden dark background of Oakland County, Michigan and follow the detectives’ investigation until they land on a suspect. SPONSORS! Lore - Watch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video this October, starting on FRIDAY THE 13th. Suburbicon - Directed by George Clooney. Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Isaac. In theatres October 27. Blue Bottle Coffee - Sign up for a FREE TRIAL of FRESH, DELICIOUS Blue Bottle Coffee RIGHT NOW at Blue Bottle Coffee dot com slash UNSOLVED! Le Tote- Go to Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED at checkout to get 50% off your first month! TuneIn - You can find early episodes of Unsolved Murders:True Crime Stories right now, at tunein.com/UnsolvedMurders or on the TuneIn app!
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Carter has a new podcast called “Historical Figures”! In the first episode, Carter Vanessa explore the life of Albert Einstein! Long before he won the Nobel Prize, he was a rebellious, lovesick young man and a music lover who infuriated his professors and struggled to find a job. It would take years of struggle, but eventually Einstein’s writings would revolutionize theoretical physics and usher in the atomic age. Listen to our next episode on Lewis and Clark now! By subscribing to Historical Figures in your Favorite Podcast directory.
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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. Was Ash Robinson hounding an innocent widower, or was he on the trail of a callous killer? And who was really behind Joan’s husband’s murder a mere couple weeks before his trial? Was Ash’s burning desire to avenge his daughter’s death enough to drive him to kill? SPONSORS! MindHunter - How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks? October 13, Only on Netflix. Madison Reed - Go to Madison-Reed.com and use promo code UNSOLVED to get 10% off and free shipping on your first color kit! Suburbicon - Check out Suburbicon, directed by George Clooney. Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Isaac. In theatres October 27 ThirdLove - Go to THIRDLOVE.COM/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and try it for FREE for 30 days!
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Joan Robinson Hill, adopted daughter of a Texas oil baron, led a picture perfect life as a beautiful socialite and talented equestrian. Her sudden, inexplicable death at the age of 38 left her family and friends reeling. Join Wenndy and Carter as they try to determine whether Joan died from an incurable malady, if her doctor husband intentionally let her die, or if she was simply poisoned. SPONSORS! Cults - Listen and subscribe to Parcast’s new podcast, Cults, on your favorite podcast directory! Madison Reed - Go to Madison-Reed.com and use the promo code UNSOLVED to get 10% off and free shipping on your first color kit! Spotify - You can now listen to all episodes of Unsolved Murders on Spotify! Kind Snacks - Try 10 different KIND Bars for FREE - go to KindSnacks.com/UNSOLVED
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Parcast has a new podcast out called CULTS! In the first episode of “Cults” Greg and Vanessa explore the life of Charles Manson: how he turned from a troubled “callous and unemotional” child into an infamous cult leader, where Manson got his inspiration, and what psychological factors molded a murderer so charismatic and manipulative that his murder weapon of choice was not guns, knives, or axes, but other human beings. Subscribe now to cults by searching “Cults” in your favorite Podcast directory. SPONSORS! Serial Killers - Listen and subscribe to Greg and Vanessa’s other podcast Serial Killers , on your favorite podcast directory today! Hunt a killer - To help support our show, Hunt A Killer is offering our listeners 10% off when you go to www.huntakiller.com and use the code CULTS ! Stamps.com - Use code CULTS to get a 4 week trial that includes postage and a digital Scale. Click on the Radio Microphone at the top of the Homepage and type CULTS.
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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 Gardiner may have been framed, and that the seemingly-least-likely suspect may be the most culpable. SPONSORS: HelloFresh: For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com and enter UNSOLVED30 Madison Reed: Go to Madison-Reed.com and use the promo code UNSOLVED to get 10% off and free shipping on the first color kit. ​Stitch Fix: Get​ ​started​ ​now​ ​at​ ​STITCH​​FIX​ .​com​/UNSOLVED ​and​ ​you’ll​ ​also​ ​get​ ​25-percent​ ​off​ ​when​ ​you​ ​keep​ ​all​ ​5 items​ ​in​ ​your​ ​box!​
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The Peasenhall Murder is one of the most notorious unsolved murders in England. Rose Harsent, a beautiful unwed housemaid, was found murdered in the middle of the night in the sleepy town of Peasenhall. The biggest clue to the murder suspect is Rose’s pregnancy. Was she killed by her unborn child’s father? By a jilted admirer? Or even her ashamed employers? Carter and Wenndy dig into the local gossip of a tiny turn of the century town to find clues on who may have killed Rose Harsent. SPONSORS! Madison Reed - Visit Madison-Reed.com and get 10% off plus Free Shipping on your first color kit with promo code: UNSOLVED Le Tote - Go to Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED at checkout to get 50% of your first month! American Made – American Made arrives in theaters on September 29th! Make sure you check it out. Spotify – All episodes of Unsolved Murders are now on Spotify! For more, head to spotify.com/podcasts.
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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 down a suspect. Carter and Wenndy investigate; was Bob bludgeoned to death by a jealous friend, an upset lover, an angry ex-wife? Or someone who just knew him as a star? SPONSORS! Third Love - Go to THIRDLOVE.COM/UNSOLVED to find your perfect-fitting bra and try it for 30 days, for FREE! Blue Bottle - Sign up for a FREE TRIAL of FRESH, DELICIOUS Blue Bottle Coffee RIGHT NOW at BlueBottleCoffee.com/UNSOLVED Madison Reed - Visit Madison-Reed.com and get 10% off plus Free Shipping on your first color kit with promo code: UNSOLVED mother! Starring Jennifer Lawrence, is out in theaters September 15th! Make sure you go check it out! Spotify – You can now listen to all of your favorite episodes on Spotify! Just got to Spotify.com/podcasts
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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 in his Scottsdale apartment, beaten to death, likely with the very same tripod he used to make his scandalous videos. Carter and Wenndy dig into Bob Crane’s life to search for suspects. SPONSORS! Spotify – All episodes of Unsolved Murders are now available on Spotify! Follow us, and all your favorites, to get new episodes in Your Library as soon as they drop. For more, head to Spotify.com/podcasts. mother! - A new psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Jennifer Lawrence, comes out in theatres September 15th! Don’t miss mother! The movie everyone will be talking about.
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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 Wenndy investigate the suspects in Elsie’s disappearance, including gypsies, a local peddler, and one of the most famous outsider artists, Henry Darger. SPONSOR! Le Tote – Go to Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED at checkout to get 50% off your first month!
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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 ordinary girl born to Bohemian immigrants in Chicago, until one day, she disappeared forever. This week, Carter and Wenndy ask the question: what happened to Elsie? SPONSORS! ThirdLove – Go to Thirdlove.com/unsolved to now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and try it for 30 days!
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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 more complicated when the Duke of Windsor became personally involved in the investigation, bringing in foreign investigators. After following a botched investigation and shoddy court case, Carter and Wenndy consider Oakes’ son-in-law, his friend, and even a Nazi as suspects. Patreon – Support Parcast at patreon.com/parcast ! Instagram – Get behind the scenes of our podcasts at instagram.com/parcast/ or tag us @parcast!
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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 he was found burnt to a crisp in his own bed. Carter and Wenndy examine Oakes’ meteoric success and brutal end. SPONSORS! Blue Bottle Coffee - Hurry to BlueBottleCoffee.com/UNSOLVED for $10 off your first coffee subscription order!
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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, consider the involvement of The Hillside Stranglers, and explore the idea that these murders may not actually be connected at all. Sponsors! Detroit - Starring John Boyega, Anthony Mackie and Algee Smith, and directed by Academy-Award Winner Kathryn Bigelow, DETROIT premiers in theaters August 4th. Simplisafe.com – Save $100!! When you visit simplisafe.com/listen
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Carmen Colon. Wanda Walkowicz. Michelle Maenza. Three young girls with matching first and last initials. Three young murder victims. Carter and Wenndy discuss each girl’s disappearance from Rochester, New York, the police’s dead-end investigation, and the public frenzy that surrounded the 1970’s murders.
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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 trial, Hollywood’s top lawyer, and mob threats to determine who really killed gangster Johnny Stompanato. Though the answer may seem obvious, this case has been heavily debated for decades. We are taking next week off, but will be back every Tuesday starting July 18 when we start our investigation into the Alphabet Murders! We are so thankful for your support! SPONSOR! The Big Sick - Don’t miss the film that has critics raving. Get tickets - in select theaters now, everywhere July 14.
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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 relationship in the picture, the official story may not be the truth. Though the answer may seem obvious, this case has been heavily debated for decades. SPONSORS! Carvana - Skip the dealership and buy a car online. Check out Carvana.com/UNSOLVED to learn more Bettterhelp - Go to betterhelp.com/unsolved and experience 7 days of free therapy to see if online counseling is right for you Simplisafe - Go to SIMPLISAFE.COM/LISTEN and get a special 10% discount when you order today
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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 reverend who claimed God told him to “slay utterly”. SPONSORS! Betterhelp.com - Go to betterhelp.com/unsolved to experience 7 days of free therapy and see if online counseling is right for you. Carvana - Skip the dealership and buy a car online. Check out Carvana.com/UNSOLVED to learn more. ThirdLove - Go to THIRDLOVE.COM/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and try it for 30 days! Audible - Start a 30-day trial and your first Audible book is free. Learn more at Audible.com/UNSOLVED
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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, and mostly crime-free town. Afterwards, Villisca would never be the same. Carter and Wenndy re-examine the day leading up the Villisca Ax Murders, the crime scene, and the immediate investigation into the deaths of the Moore family and the Stillinger girls. SPONSORS! Betterhelp.com - Go to betterhelp.com/unsolved to experience 7 days of free therapy and see if online counseling is right for you.
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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 blood and positioned near a ladle. The search for the Atlas Vampire was on. Carter and Wenndy dig into the odd case, as well as the public’s fascination with vampires. SPONSORS! Away – Go to awaytravel.com/fathersday, offer code UNSOLVED, for $20 OFF ANY CARRY-ON PURCHASE, A FREE HARRY’S SHAVE KIT STORIES COLLECTION BOOK. ThirdLove - Go to THIRDLOVE.COM/UNSOLVED now and try ThirdLove FREE for 30 days!
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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. After following the gun hunt, Carter and Wenndy look into Richard’s mysterious contact, “Roebert”; the detective’s prime suspect, Joe Scolaro and The Coed Killer. SPONSORS! True Crime Garage – Check out True Crime Garage, available on all podcast platforms, including iTunes, Stitcher, Podbean and truecrimegarage.com
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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 explore the decomposed crime scene, and then examine suspects including an escaped mental patient, a drifter, the cabin’s “strange” caretaker, and even one of Richard Robison’s employees. SPONSORS! ThirdLove- Go to THIRDLOVE.COM/UNSOLVED now and try ThirdLove FREE for 30 days!
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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 espionage. As they continue the case, the investigation moves from Persian poetry to a mysterious woman who most certainly lied to the police. SPONSORS! Mommy Dead and Dearest – Watch HBO’s latest true crime documentary, premiering Monday, May 15 at 10pm on HBO. Audible - Go to audible.com/unsolved to start your free trial now!
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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 what country he’s from. All they have is the message “Tamam Shud”. Who was the Somerton Man, and what is Tamam Shud? Carter and Wenndy try to find out. SPONSORS! ThirdLove - ThirdLove stands behind their products so much that they’re willing to let our listeners try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Just pay $2.99 for shipping.
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While the Freeway Phantom was on the loose, the case became overshadowed by the Watergate scandal, taking investigative brainpower off the murders at a crucial time. Police mismanagement didn’t help either. Carter and Wenndy look at suspects, including gang members and a known misogynist. Surprise! This is a special early and ad free episode meant to thank all of you for helping Parcast reach over 12 million listens! We'll be back with another brand-new episode on Tuesday May 9!
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The Freeway Phantom, as the media dubbed him, abducted and murdered six young girls. The strangled victims were found alongside major roadways in the Washington, D.C. area during 1971 and 1972. Carter and Wenndy investigate the first three victims, and try to figure out why the phantom was never caught. SPONSORS! Harry and David - Get up to 30% off select Mother’s Day favorites NOW! Just go to HarryandDavid.com click the radio icon and enter code UNSOLVED Bosch – Season 3 now streaming on Amazon Prime! Chris Gethard: Career Suicide - See how Chris’s comedy and extensive stand-up experience cut through this dark subject matter in Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, premiering Saturday, May 6th at 10pm, on HBO.
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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 Spezi, who remained hot on the trail, even interviewing an anonymous source. Suspects ranged from a former convict with a suspicious painting, to practitioners of black magic to even Spezi himself. SPONSORS! Bosch - Stream season 3 on Amazon Prime, NOW Incendiary - Read INCENDIARY: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling by Michael Cannell. Available wherever books are sold. Le Tote - Go to Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED to get 50% of your first month Third Love - Go to thirdlove.com/unsolved to try a bra from their 24/7 collection free!
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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 tableau would open. The Monster of Florence shot couples and mutilated women, but were the related murders the work of a serial killer, copycat killings, or a member of the mafia gone rogue? Carter and Wenndy investigate the murders’ connections to a Sardinian clan, and discuss the life and theories of journalist Mario Spezi, who spent over 20 years writing about the crimes. SPONSORS! Bosch - Stream season 3 on Amazon Prime, April 21st. Squarespace - Start your free trial at Squarespace.com today, and enter offer code TRUECRIME to get 10% off your first purchase.
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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.” SPONSORS! ThirdLove - Visit thirdlove.com/unsolved to try a bra from the 24/7 Collection for free for 30 days - just pay upfront for shipping. Jet.com - For $10 off your first 3 orders over $35, visit jet.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED at checkout! MeUndies - Go to MeUndies.com/UNSOLVED for 20% off your first pair!
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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 why no other suspects were tried for Julia Wallace’s murder, when there were plenty of suspicious figures at play. SPONSORS! Squarespace - Start your free trial at Squarespace.com today, and enter offer code TRUECRIME to get 10% off your first purchase! HelloFresh - For $30 off your first week of deliveries, visit hellofresh.com and enter UNSOLVED30 when you subscribe! Le Tote - Go to Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED to get 50% of your first month! Check out our Patreon page and consider donating for access to early, ad-free episodes and other bonus content! Patreon.com/parcast
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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 wife’s murder with the same strategy and foresight needed in chess, or was he just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Carter and Wenndy investigate, because in this crime, none of the pieces are black and white. SPONSORS! Thirdlove - ThirdLove will let our listeners try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Go to thirdlove.com/unsolved to get started today! Audible - Go to audible.com/unsolved to start your free trial! MeUndies - Go to MeUndies.com/unsolved for 20% off your first pair! Patreon - Go to Patreon.com/Parcast to support the show and access early, ad-free epidoes and other bonus content!
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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 witnesses are telling. When they rule it a suicide, George’s mother hires a PI who discerns there is indeed more to the story. Carter and Wenndy investigate George’s fiancé, ex-lover, and ex-lover’s husband to try to figure out who killed Superman. SPONSORS! Squarespace - Start your free trial at Squarespace.com today, and enter offer code TRUECRIME to get 10% off your first purchase -- and if you purchase an annual plan, you'll get a free domain! Tripping.com - Visit TRIPPING dot com slash UNSOLVED to start—and finish—planning your next trip today. Le Tote- Go to Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED to get 50% of your first month.
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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 Superman, but died from a gunshot in 1959. Authorities ruled it a suicide, but the evidence suggests foul play. Carter and Wenndy investigate possible murder suspects in this Hollywood killing. SPONSORS: Le Tote - Go to Letote.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED to get 50% of your first month! Simplisafe - Get an exclusive 10% discount when you go to SimpliSafe dot com slash CRIMINAL! Thirdlove - Try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Go to thirdlove.com/unsolved to get started today! Kensington Publishing - Expecting to Die is now on sale everywhere books are sold. Visit Kensington Books.com for more info.
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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 murders related? The police hit a dead end until Edgar Allan Poe got involved. Join Carter and Wenndy as they consider potential suspects of Mary and Daniel’s deaths. SPONSORS: Squarespace - Start your free trial today, at Squarespace.com and enter offer code TRUECRIME to get 10% off your first purchase, plus a free domain. Up and Vanished – Listen and subscribe to Up and Vanished on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher or Spotify today!
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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 mysterious death. Mary had many admirers, including a fiancé, an ex-fiance, the boss who hired her for her looks, the men to whom she sold cigars and Edgar Allen Poe. And clearly, she had at least one enemy. Carter and Wenndy trawl for clues in the mystery of Mary Rogers. SPONSORS: ThirdLove –Visit thirdlove.com/unsolved to try a bra today for free! Just pay upfront for shipping. Returns and exchanges are always free and easy. SimpliSafe - You’ll get an exclusive 10% discount when you go to SimpliSafe dot com slash CRIMINAL.
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After the Grimes sisters’ corpses are discovered under a bridge, the police try to nail down the perpetrator amid a heavily mismanaged investigation. The gruesome crimes hearken back to an earlier Chicago crime—could the girls be the victim of a serial killer? Chilling phone calls made to the girl’s mother suggest so. Carter and Wenndy investigate the girls’ deaths, and whether it was premeditated or it was just bad luck. SPONSORS: Tripping.com – Visit tripping.com/unsolved to start—and finish—the search for your perfect vacation rental. Home Chef - Go to homechef.com/murders and you’ll get $30 in FREE MEALS! Squarespace - Start your free trial today, at Squarespace.com and enter offer code TRUECRIME to get 10% off your first purchase, plus a free domain.
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On a cold Chicago night, two Elvis-obsessed sisters go missing. The police assume the girls are runaways, but their mother believes the disappearance to be far more sinister. The local community, the FBI, and even Elvis himself help in the search--until it leads to tragedy. Join Carter and Wenndy as they investigate the mysterious disappearance of Barbara and Patricia Grimes. SPONSORS: Thirdlove – Go to thirdlove.com/unsolved to try a bra from 24/7 collection FREE! Just pay $2.99 for shipping. Audible - Go to audible.com/unsolved to start your free trial now! Hunt a Killer - Go to huntakiller.com and use the code ’TRUE' and get 10% off! Wondery - Subscribe to Hollywood Crime on iTunes, Stitcher, Wondery.com or wherever you listen to podcasts, and listen to episode 1 today!
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An autopsy reveals that Betsy Aardsma was stabbed with near-surgical precision, leading state troopers to conclude the killer was a highly intelligent stalker. But in this still-open case, the full list of suspects ranges beyond stalkers—from Betsy’s classmates to her professors to famous serial killers. Carter and Wenndy take a second look at this suspect list, and come across a jilted lover out for revenge. SPONSORS: Squarespace - Start your free trial at Squarespace.com and enter offer code TRUECRIME to get 10% off your first purchase, plus a free domain. Simplisafe -Visit SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL to get 10% off your system today. HomeChef - Go to homechef.com/MURDERS and you’ll get $30 in FREE MEALS!
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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 and dreamed of joining the Peace Corps. After she graduated from the University of Michigan in 1969, Betsy followed her boyfriend to Penn State to get a masters degree. While researching a paper in the library, Betsy was murdered. Join Carter and Wenndy as they scour Betsy’s “perfect” life for clues on her death. Sponsors: Visit simplisafe.com/criminal to get 10% off your system today! Visit talkspace.com/unsolved to get $30 off your first month now! Visit hellofresh.com and enter UNSOLVED35 to get $35 off your first week of deliveries
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After a gruesome double murder, miscommunication between police departments compromises the crime scene, leaving the police nothing to go on but the lone witness – a local pig woman. Her testimony points to the wealthy Stevens family, including Willie Stevens, whose quirks complicate the trial. The Stevens are acquitted, but four years later, a shocking confession puts them back on trial and in the national spotlight. The Stevens maintain their innocence, but if they didn’t do it, who did? Join Carter and Wenndy as they investigate. SPONSORS: Tripping.com - Go to Tripping.com/unsolved to start and finish planning your perfect getaway! ThirdLove - Go to thirdlove.com/unsolved, where our listeners can try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Just pay $2.99 for shipping. Talkspace - Go to Talkspace.com/unsolved, and use coupon code UNSOLVED to get $30 off your first month!
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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 characters, it’s no wonder the case kicked off one of the biggest media frenzies of the early 20th century. Join Carter and Wenndy as they investigate the events in a sleepy New Jersey town that led up to the chilling murders. SPONSORS: HomeChef - Go to Homechef.com/murders and you’ll get $30 in FREE MEALS! Talkspace - Go to Talkspace.com/unsolved and use coupon code UNSOLVED to get $30 off your first month! Squarespace – Go to Squarespace.com and enter offer code TRUECRIME to get 10% off your first purchase!
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After being brutally attacked by the Zodiac Killer, Cecelia Shepard gives a description of her attacker that becomes the basis for the famous police sketch. SFPD Detectives Armstrong and Toschi frantically investigate suspects and ciphers in hopes of preventing another slaying. Join Carter and Wenndy as they jump back into the case and come to a terrifying conclusion. Sponsors: Thirdlove - Go to thirdlove.com/unsolved to try one of their 24/7 bras for free (just pay $2.99 shipping)
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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 cultivated his notoriety by sending taunting letters and cryptic ciphers to all the major newspapers in the California Bay Area until 1974, when they abruptly stopped. Despite an intensive search for the killer, no one was ever arrested and the case remains open. The mystery surrounding the Zodiac Killings has led to countless books and several movies. Join Carter and Wenndy as they try to solve the case. Sponsors: Squarespace.com: Enter Code TRUECRIME Hellofresh.com: Enter code UNSOLVED when you subscribe to receive $35 off your first week of deliveries
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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 body is found in a Manhattan well on January 2nd not far from her boardinghouse on Greenwich Street, New York City. When Levi was arrested for the murder, chaos ensued. The trial was New York City’s first sensational murder case, the first American trial to be transcribed and contained the first “dream team” council that included no other than Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. We are taking a short holiday break and will be back every Tuesday starting January 3rd when we start our investigation into the ZODIAC Killer! Happy Holidays from everyone at Parcast. We are so thankful to have you as our listener. Have a happy, healthy and safe New Year! Sponsors: Talkspace.com/unsolved – Use coupon code UNSOLVED to get $30 off your first month!
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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 more questions than answers. Over 100 years later, speculation of what really occurred in Fall River Massachusetts continues. Join Carter and Wenndy as they try to end the speculation for good. Sponsors: Talkspace.com/unsolved and use code UNSOLVED to get $30 off your first month Harrys.com and enter UNSOLVED for $5 off Winning-moves.com and enter UNSOLVED for 20% off Go to Stamps.com and click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and enter UNSOLVED
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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 forty-one". But do you know the cold case behind the rhyme? On August 4, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden are brutally hacked to death with an axe in their own home. Join Carter and Wenndy as they start their investigation. Sponsors: Stranglers Podcast - Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or GooglePlay
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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 assassination may have painted a target on her back. After Mary’s death, her sister, brother-in-law and CIA friend, frantically look for her diary. Is this the clue to solving her murder? Join Carter and Wenndy to find out. Sponsors: Harrys.com and enter UNSOLVED at checkout Stamps.com – before you do anything click on the microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in UNSOLVED. Stranglers – Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or GooglePlay
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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 alongside the CO Canal in Washington, D.C. Was Mary the victim of random street crime or a conspiracy involving the most prominent men in the capital? Join Carter and Wenndy to find out. Sponsors: Stamps.com – before you do anything click on the microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in UNSOLVED Wondery.com
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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 far down Georgette’s throat that it becomes clear her death was no accident. Was Georgette’s murder somehow tied to the Black Dahlia murder? Join Wenndy and Carter as they conclude their investigation. Sponsors: Leesa.com/unsolved Barkbox.com/unsolved Stamps.com – before you do anything click on the microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in UNSOLVED
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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. An aspiring Hollywood actress, Georgette was born to an oil tycoon in New York City where she lived a privileged life. Exactly what happened on the night of October 11, 1944 remains a mystery. Join Wenndy and Carter as they open their investigation into the unsolved murder of Georgette Bauerdorf. Sponsors: Leesa.com/Unsolved or use promo code unsolved at checkout Stamps.com, click on microphone and enter UNSOLVED
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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 cooping or an accomplice in the murder of Mary Rogers, the real-life basis for his famous tale “The Mystery of Marie Roget”? Join Carter and Wenndy as they explore the theories surrounding Edgar Allan Poe’s death. Sponsors: Leesa.com/unsolved Stamps.com – click on the microphone and enter UNSOLVED Bombas.com Psychicsource.com and enter UNSOLVED
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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 place at the wrong time or the victim of foul play? Carter and Wenndy take a look at his life leading up to that moment. This is a special ad free episode meant to thank all of our listeners. We value each and every one of you and want to thank you for the support you have shown Parcast. Join us Tuesday October 25th as we continue with our normal schedule and conclude our investigation into Edgar Allan Poe’s death. Episodes will continue to be released every Tuesday. Thank you
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One of the most controversial politicians in United States history, William Goebel’s political moves as Senator adds more enemies to the list of possible murder suspects. While on his death bed, Goebel is sworn into office. Carter and Wenndy eliminate suspects and tell you who they believe was behind the assassination of William Goebel. Sponsors: Havenly. Download at the Apple App Store Modcloth.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED
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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 they try to solve the case. Sponsors: Modcloth.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED Havenly. Download at the Apple App Store. Meundies.com/UNSOLVED
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After her brutal and disturbing murder, Elizabeth Short became immortalized as the “Black Dahlia”. Her severed body was found on January 15, 1947. Almost seventy years later, this cold case is still not solved. Find out who we believe killed Elizabeth short. Sponsors: Modcloth.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED Havenly. Download at the Apple App Store. Casper.com/unsolved
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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, it is a mystery that rivets us today. Elizabeth Short was found severed in half, her sexual organs removed and a Glasgow smile carved onto her face. Dubbed "The Black Dahlia” by the press, the yellow journalism covering Elizabeth Short’s murder investigation etches the aspiring actresses’ name into history. Sponsors: Audible.com/unsolved hellofresh.com thirdlove.com/unsolved
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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 has emerged. Sponsors: www.thirdlove.com/unsolved and www.meundies.com/unsolved
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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 gangsters and is considered the father of the Las Vegas Strip. When he was murdered, everyone assumed it was the mob, but was it? Join Carter and Wenndy as they investigate his unsolved murder and take an in-depth look at Siegel’s organized crime career. Sponsors: www.thirdlove.com/unsolved and www.audible.com/unsolved
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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 sold out of locks, guns and ammunition. Carter and Wenndy come to a consensus on who they believe the killer is.
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Texarkana becomes the hunting grounds for the ruthless, blood-thirsty serial killer local newspapers call the “Phantom.” Carter and Wenndy follow the trials and tribulations of the ensuing homicide investigation.
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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 Killer’s violent debut when a couple on lover’s lane are attacked by a masked man. In total, The Phantom attacked eight people, killing five.
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Who are Carter Wenndy? Listen to learn more about our hosts, as they answer questions from listeners and tell their story. This is a BONUS episode; we will be back on Tuesday July 12th with “The Phantom Killer”, the number 1 unsolved murder case in Texas history.
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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, there is always a difference between illusion and reality. Join Carter and Wenndy as they discover who really killed William Desmond Taylor.
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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. This is a BONUS episode.
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The first ever Hollywood murder leaves the film community and nation in shock. Director William Taylor is found murdered at his home. Carter and Wenndy examine the victim’s activity prior to his death. What they find may suggest his death was anything but untimely.
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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 Axeman, but hosts Carter and Wenndy have investigated the crimes and have more information than what was available in 1919. They reveal who they believe is the Axeman.
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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 citizens.
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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 attacks and the bizarre details of the murders while our voice actors bring the crimes to life.
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Learn what to expect on Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories. Season One debuts Tuesday June 14th with new episodes released every other Tuesday.
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