Casefile True Crimeactive
Fact is scarier than fiction. Casefile, a new true crime podcast. Each episode explores a new case. We cover the shocking, the terrifying, the strange, and the unsolved.
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The Kimberley is one of the most remote areas in Australia. Tourists are advised not to leave the main roads and to avoid driving at dawn or during the night – mainly because of the dangers of wildlife and the road trains which dominate the night hours. You must ensure you are adequately prepared with several days of water, food and fuel. Off-road travel is only recommended with an experienced guide – and there is no mobile phone reception, only satellite. Across the Top End and the Kimberley Regions, outside the comfort of the cities and main towns, tourists and locals search for the undiscovered – the secret spot where they can be alone with their thoughts. Light filtering through the trees. The only sounds – the crunching of leaves and rocks underfoot, or the trickling of water as it flows by. But whether deep in the bush, on a desert plain or alone on the banks of a remote river – it’s easy to leave yourself vulnerable. Vulnerable to hazards you may not even realise.   ____ Researched and written by Gemma Harris   NARRATION: Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS MVMT Watches – Join the movement   RESOURCES Warning – Contains spoilers     BOOK: Australia’s Serial Killers – by Paul B. Kidd (pp.231–235)    ARTICLES: ‘Fear in the bush after 5 killings’ – The Sydney Morning Herald (17 June 1987) ‘Bolted doors in the town of fear’ – The Sydney Morning Herald (18 June 1987) ‘Outback tourists flee the shooting gallery’ – The Age (18 June 1987) ‘A lonely wait for the Northern killer’ – The Sydney Morning Herald (19 June 1987) ‘Outback manhunt for thrill murderer ends in gunfire’ – United Press International ‘Policeman gets his man when all seemed lost’ – The Age. Melbourne (20 June 1987) ‘Gunman Killed’ – The West Australian (20 June 1987) ‘Shootout ends hunt’ – The Sydney Morning Herald (20 June 1987) ‘Last breath of Top End Killer’ – The Sydney Morning Herald (21 June 1987) ‘Outback terror ends in morgue’ – The Age. Melbourne (22 June 1987) ‘Police have positively identified a West German man killed...’ – United Press International ‘Not our son, say parents of Top-End gunman’ – The Sydney Morning Herald (18 Dec 1987) ‘Weak gun law under attack’ – The Age (26 Dec 1987) ‘Josef Schwab’s killing spree, 30 years on: how the TRG stopped a madman in the Kimberley’ – The West Australian ‘On the Trail of a Madman’ – The West Australian   REPORTS: Kennedy Royal Commission – (2004, pp.117–118) Management of Misconduct by Western Australia Police – (2011)   ARCHIVES: Kimberley Killer - Joseph Schwab – by John Horswell, Australian Police Journal   VIDEOS: The Kimberley Killer – Crime Investigation Australia (2007)   OTHER: Victoria River murder – Rae Allen Guide to the Kimberley – Australia.com ‘A Forensic Collector’ – NT Police Museum & Historical Society Inc. Home Valley Station Home Valley Station – Wikipedia Joseph Schwab – Wikipedia Kennedy Royal Commission – Wikipedia Klaus Kilian Joseph Schwab – Murderpedia Pentecost River – Wikipedia Police Tactical Group – Wikipedia Victoria River (Northern Territory) – Wikipedia Western Australian Police – Wikipedia Timber Creek – Northern Territory Police Timber Creek – NT Police Museum & Historical Society Inc. Crocodile safety: Be Crocwise – NT.GOV.AU  Population of Northern Territory – Population Australia   _____ Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/   NEW ZEALAND: Lifeline: 0800 543354 Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)
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On the morning of Saturday, May 3rd, 1997; 33-year-old, single father Gary Patterson woke up before dawn in his home in Waco, Texas. He got dressed in black jeans and a white shirt and boots. He didn’t need to wear a suit to his final job interview, he had already met with one of the business partners, and they had got to know each other pretty well over the previous three weeks. That morning, the 7:30 am flight from Waco to El Paso was the last step in the process – he would meet the company’s CEO, and would hopefully return home that night, the new head of a large housing development project. After a tough few years, things were starting to look up.   ____ Researched and written by Anna Priestland    NARRATION: Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS MVMT Watches – Join the movement   RESOURCES Warning – Contains spoilers     BOOK: Death in a Texas Desert: and other true crime stories from the Dallas Observer – Carlton Stowers (Chapter 1: Death in the desert)    ARTICLES: Death in the Desert – Dallas Observer   ARCHIVES: Assistant U.S Attorney Bill Johnston’s Law office website Collection of archive newspaper articles: – Odessa American (Odessa Texas) – The Facts: Clute, Texas The Texas Ranger Dispatch – Issue 15, 2004 Crime and Development in Central America   VIDEOS: Interview with the devil – The Investigators (Same footage also shown) Crime Stories: Interview with the Devil   OTHER: Chihuahuan Desert – WWF Chihuahuan Desert, US and Mexico – WWF El Paso El Paso named safest large city in America for fourth straight year – KVIA.com Honduras   _____ Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/   NEW ZEALAND: Lifeline: 0800 543354 Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)
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Although Alcatraz Prison had since been repaired to a workable condition, the battle scars of Bernie Coy’s 1946 violent failed escape remained visible throughout the cell house. Areas of the floor were chipped, cracked, and faded black from where grenades had detonated. In response to The Battle of Alcatraz that resulted in the deaths of two correctional officers, the imposing prison tightened its grip on its inmates. The stricter control was used to readjust the kinds of rebellious attitudes and behaviours that led to the siege in the first place – and aimed to crush all thoughts of escape. In the ten years following The Battle of Alcatraz no inmates attempted an escape. It seemed the temptation had been overtaken by fear of death. However, the thought of escape never left the minds of battered inmates who resented Alcatraz and sought freedom. As days dragged on and felt like eternity, inmates found solace in passing the time by dreaming up elaborate escape plans and thinking of ways to get out of Alcatraz once and for all. Every morning at 6:30 am inmates woke to the piercing sound of the morning whistle. They rose, made their beds, cleaned up their cells, and washed themselves in preparation for breakfast. By 7:15 am a second whistle blew signalling the start of the ‘count’. Inmates stood at the bars of their cell while a passing guard took a head count. It was no different on the morning of June 12th, 1962. Inmates leant against the bars as guards walked past counting. Oddly, the guards realised they were missing three. Thinking they must have miscalculated, they walked back along the corridors and recounted, but they got the same result. Three inmates were missing...   ____ Researched and written by Milly Raso   NARRATION: Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS Cults – Mystery. Manipulation. Murder. A new podcast about cults   RESOURCES Warning – Contains spoilers     BOOKS: Riddle of the Rock: The Only Successful Escape from Alcatraz – Don Denevi Alcatraz: A History of the Penitentiary Years – Michael Esslinger    ARTICLES: Alcatraz Escape – FBI   Legendary 1962 Alcatraz escapees shown in Brazil 13 years later in newly-discovered photo – New York Daily News After 50 Years, the U.S. Marshals Remain Diligent in Hunt for Renowned Alcatraz Escapees – U.S. Marshals Service   ARCHIVES: Alcatraz History   VIDEOS: Breakout From Alcatraz - History Channel The Big House: Alcatraz   _____ Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/   NEW ZEALAND: Lifeline: 0800 543354 Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202
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Alcatraz Prison was the solution to America’s overwhelming crime problem. It didn’t aim to rehabilitate like other prisons. It aimed to punish. The worst-of-the-worst inmates of all the other prisons across America were shipped to Alcatraz, inmates who were deemed unmanageable for traditional penitentiaries. San Francisco residents were wary of having a prison crowded with the most dangerous criminals in America located in the heart of their harbour. Alcatraz Prison operators assured them that their one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art island prison was completely escape-proof. The prison was fitted with an abundance of safeguards to keep prisoners in. But it didn’t stop some inmates from trying to get out...   ____ Researched and written by Milly Raso   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS L. A. Noire – A dark and violent crime game from Rockstar Games ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE   RESOURCES Warning – Contains spoilers     BOOKS: Alcatraz: A History of the Penitentiary Years – Michael Esslinger Alcatraz: The Gangster Years – David Ward    ARTICLES: 1946 Alcatraz Escape Attempt Led by Library Orderly from Kentucky – University of Kentucky Battle of Alcatraz: One inmate’s story of how the jail guards tried to kill prisoners – Mirror     ARCHIVES: Alcatraz History   IMAGES: Map of Alcatraz Prison   VIDEOS: The Big House: Alcatraz   _____ Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/   NEW ZEALAND: Lifeline: 0800 543354 Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202
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“Even the judge will tell you that good character, a good name that’s built by good character traits, is to be considered by you because the law allows that a person with good traits and a good name is less likely to engage in criminal conduct..." ____ Researched and written by Anna Priestland   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS L. A. Noire – A dark and violent crime game from Rockstar Games   RESOURCES Warning – Contains spoilers   DOCUMENTS: Female Serial Killers State v. Moore Blanche Taylor Moore timeline Arsenic Deaths: Trail Leads To Preacher's Wife Blanche Taylor Moore remains on death row after 25 years Blanche (Kiser) Taylor Moore     BOOKS: Women and The Death Penalty in the United States 1900–1998 – by Kathleen A O’Shea Historic Alamance County: An Illustrated History – by William Murray Killer Church Lady – The true story of Blanche Moore – by Katie Stone    ARTICLES: Burlington History Montgomery Is Sly And Chilling As Arsenic Killer Pastor's Wife: Arsenic and Old Lace? Blanche Moore can sometimes look through a thin strip of unpainted window and see birds flying past The Daily Times-News (06 Jun 1958) The Daily Times-News (05 Jul 1972) The Daily Times-News (22 Feb 1951) Asheville Citizen-Times (20 Jul 1989) Asheville Citizen-Times (12 Jan 1990) Asheville Citizen-Times (08 Feb 1990) Asheville Citizen-Times (18 Aug 1990) Asheville Citizen-Times (06 Nov 1990) Asheville Citizen-Times (25 Sep 1997) Asheville Citizen-Times (16 May 1990) Asheville Citizen-Times (18 Jul 1989) Asheville Citizen-Times (17 Nov 1990) Woman Poisoned Ex-Boyfriend; Also Charged in Husband's Death – Los Angeles Times Asheville Citizen-Times (03 Oct 1989) Asheville Citizen-Times (16 Aug 1992) Asheville Citizen-Times (05 Mar 1994) Asheville Citizen-Times (26 Oct 1990) Asheville Citizen-Times (23 Sep 1997) Asheville Citizen-Times (23 Aug 1989)   VIDEOS: Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (1993) 'Black Widow's' Ex-Husband Reacts To Death Row Challenge A Very Giving Person – The Blanche Taylor Moore Story   _____ Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/
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Gerard woke up around 6 am. Allison wasn’t in bed. Their three daughters, then aged ten, eight and five weren’t awake yet. Gerard got out of bed and walked through the house to see if Allison was already up, or if she had fallen asleep on the sofa the night before. She had done that in the past. But she wasn’t there. Gerard assumed Allison must have gone for her early morning walk, something she usually did around 6 am, but that would be odd considering she had the conference that day, and she had mentioned wanting to leave by 7. He thought she mustn’t be far away, so he went to the bathroom for a shave. At 6:20 am he sent Allison a text: ‘Good morning! Hope you slept well? Where are you? None of the girls are up yet! Love G.’ At 6:45 am Allison still hadn’t returned home. Gerard grew concerned, he didn’t want her to be late for the conference, so he tried calling Allison’s phone, but she didn’t answer. He sent Allison another text message saying the girls were ready and could she text him back or call. He then called his father, Nigel and sister Olivia. They lived close by, and one of them could watch the girls while the other helped him look for Allison. Within minutes they were on the streets surrounding their home looking, maybe she was hurt and twisted her ankle or something. At 7:15 am, Gerard called Police Emergency…..   ____ Researched and written by Anna Priestland   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS MVMT Watches – 15% OFF free shipping and return   RESOURCES Warning – Contains spoilers     BOOKS: ‘The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay’ – by David Murray   AUDIO/VIDEO: 000 Call “Crimes that shook Australia: Gerard Baden-Clay” – produced by Title Role Productions Limited “The Wife Killer” – Channel Nine, Australia   ARTICLES: Large Archive of ‘The Courier Mail’ Newspaper articles following the disappearance, investigation and legal proceedings spanning 2012–2017 – by David Murray, Kate Kyriscou, Brooke Baskin 'It was a single reverse crescendo, tapering off': MP tells murder trial of woman's cry he heard on the night Allison Baden-Clay went missing – Daily Mail Baden-Clay murder trial: Supreme Court jury told of marriage and debt problems – ABC News Baden-Clay murder trial: Mistress tells court she would meet Gerard Baden-Clay up to four times a week – ABC News Allison Baden-Clay's life insurance to go solely to daughters – ABC News Victim impact statements from Baden-Clay trial released – The Chronicle ‘God bless my daughter for leaving those scratch marks on Gerard’s face,’ Allison Baden-Clay’s mother says – News.com    _____ Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/
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“Attention. I’m sorry this had to happen but I am in bad need of money and couldn’t get it any other way. Don’t tell anyone or go to the police about this because I am watching you closely. I am scared stiff and will kill the baby at your first wrong move. Just put $2000 in small bills in a brown envelope and place it next to the signpost at the corner of Albemarle Road and Park Avenue at exactly 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. If everything goes smooth I will bring the baby back and leave him on the same corner safe and happy at exactly 12 noon. No excuses, I can’t wait! Signed, Your babysitter.”   ––– Researched and written by Milly Raso   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE Heaven's Gate – New podcast by Glynn Washington   RESOURCES Warning – Contains spoilers     ARCHIVES: The Weinberger Kidnapping – Getty Images The History of the Village of Westbury Chicago Tribune Newspaper Archives July 11, 1956 
 August 25, 1956     ARTICLES: Weinberger Kidnapping – FBI Detective Leads Probe in Long Island’s Kidnapping of the Century – Newsday Mark of a Murderer – Esquire A Lifetime in a Month ­– Mark Gribben FBI Hunt the Man in Grey – The Argus   Weinberger Baby Kidnapper, Wife Collapse on Hearing Death Verdict – Desert Sun Kidnapped Baby Given Quiet Family Funeral – The Canberra Times Former Detective Edward F. Curran Dies at 91 – Newsday   TRIAL DOCUMENTS: People v La Marca (1958) – Court of Appeals of the State of New York   _____ Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/
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An important update on the case from Victoria police on October 21st, 2017.   MAPS: Frankston North Killings map Frankston and Tynong North points of interests map
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Cowra is a town in the central west region of New South Wales, located about 300 kilometres west of Sydney and 189 kilometres north of Australia’s capital, Canberra. With less than ten thousand residents, it was a town where everyone knew everyone and things that happened took no time to be whispered across the bar at the pub or in the yard after church. Cowra wasn’t a place where the locals thought much about violence or violent crime. It wasn't something that was of great concern within the community. Of course, there was trouble, every community had its fair share of that, but it was very much a normal country town. It wasn’t unusual for many houses in the 80’s to leave their doors unlocked. It was just the way it was – safe; people looked out for one another. But in the early hours of Wednesday, April 15th, 1987, the simple, peaceful country town of Cowra was faced with a crime so violent and so shocking, it would be forever changed...   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS This Darkness Mine – New book by Mindy McGinnis Audible – Free 30-day trial & free audiobook Suburbicon – New film starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac   RESOURCES Warning – Contains spoilers     BOOKS: One piece of the puzzle – by Justine Ford   ARTICLES: Canberra Times newspaper archives Cowra Guardian newspaper archives The following articles from the Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper archives: April 16th 1987 April 17th 1987 April 18th 1987 April 19th 1987 April 21st 1987 April 22nd 1987 April 23rd 1987 April 24th 1987 May 2nd 1987 May 10th 1987 June 1st 1987 June 26th 1987 July 31st 1987 August 1st 1987 December 31st 1987 January 27th 1991    _____ Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/
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Since the tourism boom of the 1950's, the Hawaiian islands have been enticing tourists into their relaxed, laid-back lifestyle. From the early days, honeymooners and holidaymakers could arrive in droves, welcomed by smiling hula dancers with floral leis. Hawaii is made up of 132 islands with a total area of six and a half thousand square miles. The Island of Oahu is home to the state’s Capital, Honolulu, and the famous Waikiki Beach. It has a large port, Army and Naval Bases and is home to Pearl Harbour. In 1985, Oahu saw a huge influx of young adults migrate, often for the Army or Navy – and also due to the huge boom in telecommunications companies that had expanded into Hawaii. The central years of that decade were an unusual period between the early eighties recession, and the stock market crash of 87' - and the dark years that followed. Like the mainland and much of the developed world, Hawaii was hit with high unemployment and financial stress in the early 80’s. Many hotels couldn't survive, and some of the largest travel companies were forced to close. But during the mid-eighties, the economy shifted. During this small window, there was a temporary period of new growth. Although there had been a significant decline in tourism since the boom of the 50’s and 60’s, in the years 1985 and 1986, ten and a half million people visited the islands of Hawaii. This boom period brought in huge Japanese investment and money started rolling in. The grand old hotels of the 50's and 60's were renovated and redeveloped, and the prime land was subdivided for golf resorts. In 1986 alone, Japanese investors spent between one and two billion dollars on property. The resort development boom of the mid 80's helped slow the unemployment rate which had spiked a few years earlier. But during this period, Hawaii also saw an increase in violent crime, rape and murder in particular. The Aloha state—with its swaying palm trees and mysterious rich volcanic landscape—was about to change. The laid-back paradise was about to experience a time of fear. Time no one was prepared for... _______ Researched and written by Anna Priestland   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS The Snowman – New crime thriller starring Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson Suburbicon – New film starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac Casper – $50 off any mattress     RESOURCES Warning – Contains spoilers   MAP: The map   BOOKS: Honolulu Homicide: Murder and Mayhem in Paradise – Gary A. Dias and Robbie Dingeman   ARTICLES: Serial Killer Case Still a Mystery – Hawaii News Now Murder victim’s brother says revisiting cold case could finally lead to closure – KHON2 The Mystery Of Hawaii’s Honolulu Strangler Still Baffles People Today – Only In Your State The following articles from the Honolulu Star Newspaper archives; December 18th 1985 January 18th 1986 January 27th 1986 April 5th 1986 April 9th 1986 May 2nd 1986 May 4th 1986 May 6th 1986 May 10th 1986 May 14th 1986 January 1st 1987 September 3rd 2000 July 22nd 2001   VIDEOS: Murder victim’s brother says revisiting cold case could finally lead to closure    _____ Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/
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The newsagency was always open on time, especially on Saturdays, the busiest morning on the shopping strip. People were standing out the front of the newsagency, staring at a huge pile of papers still bundled on the footpath, and when they tried the door, it was locked. Immediately fearing something was wrong, Kathy and Robert went straight over to Min and Lily’s house to find out why they hadn’t opened their newsagency. They assumed they were either sick or maybe one of the boys had hurt themselves. When they arrived, they found the front door unlocked. Robert and Kathy entered the house and called out, but no one responded. They slowly made their way upstairs. Kathy opened her brother and sister-in-law’s bedroom door. Robert was following close behind. What did they see? _______ Researched and written by Anna Priestland   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2.All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS Kind Snacks – Healthy snacks & granola bars     RESOURCES   ARTICLES: 22nd July 2009 Robert Xie police interview – Daily Mail The Lin family killings: A timeline – The Sydney Morning Herald The 'Buddhist monk' detective who nabbed Lin family murderer Robert Xie – The Sydney Morning Herald The evidence which the Crown said pointed to Robert Xie's guilt – The Sydney Morning Herald Why did Robert Xie face four trials for Lin family murders? – The Sydney Morning Herald Robert Xie's defence to the Crown case in his murder trial – The Sydney Morning Herald The moment Justice Elizabeth Fullerton saw murderer Robert Xie on the street – The Sydney Morning Herald Robert Xie found guilty of murdering five members of the Lin family – The Sydney Morning Herald Robert Xie: Inside a killer's grisly trail of carnage – Daily Telegraph Kathy Lin looking forward to her husband Robert Xie's bail – Daily Mail Surveillance video shows Brenda Lin subjected to uncomfortable touching from Robert Xie – Daily Telegraph Reporting Robert Xie’s murder of Brenda Lin’s family – The Saturday Paper Robert Xie driven by bitterness in murdering Lin family, court hears – The Sydney Morning Herald Robert Xie given five life sentences for Lin family murders – The Sydney Morning Herald Robert Xie: Terrifying triple-0 call revealed – Daily Telegraph Murdered Min Lin saw robbery, strike force told – Daily Telegraph Australia newspaper features Xie "Stain 91" solved by TrueAllele – Cybergenetics  DNA tests changing criminal trials – The Saturday Paper   VIDEOS: Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 1 – Channel 7 Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 2 – Channel 7 Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 3 – Channel 7 Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 4 – Channel 7 Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 5 – Channel 7 A Current Affair – Channel 9     _____ Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/
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[Part 3 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you…   This is the chilling conclusion to Jonestown. _______ Researched and written by Milly Raso   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2.All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas     THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for free American Made – A new movie starring Tom Cruise TuneIn – Early Casefile release   RESOURCES BOOKS: A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown – Julia Scheeres The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple – Jeff Guinn   ARTICLES: Survivor: ‘They Started with the Babies’ – The Washington Post The Last To Die – Rebecca Moore In the Valley of the Shadow of Death: Guyana After the Jonestown Massacre – Rolling Stone Magazine Murder or Suicide: What I Saw – Tim Carter Four Years After Surviving Jonestown's Hell, Tim Reiterman Tries to Explain How it Happened – People   REPORTS: The Assassination of Representative Leo J. Ryan and the Jonestown, Guyana Tragedy – Committee on Foreign Affairs   VIDEOS: NBC News Archive Footage of Jonestown The Jonestown Death Tape Eyewitness Jonestown Massacre Account – Stanley Clayton Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple Jonestown Cult Suicides: The True Story   ARCHIVES: Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple   _____ Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/
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[Part 2 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you…   Part 3 will be available everywhere next week, or you can listen to part 3 now for free at www.tunein.com/casefile or download the free TuneIn app available on IOS, Android and Windows.  _______ Researched and written by Milly Raso   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2.All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas     THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS TuneIn – Early Casefile release Patreon   RESOURCES BOOKS: A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown – Julia Scheeres The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple – Jeff Guinn IMAGES: Map of Jonestown Concerned Relatives Jonestown Flyer Accusation of Human Rights Violations by Reverend James Warren Jones ARTICLES: A Place Like No Other: Jonestown’s Early Years – Mike Touchette Jonestown’s Medicine Man – Houston Press Rep. Leo Ryan’s Daughter Recalls his 1978 Murder – NPR VIDEOS: Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple Jonestown Cult Suicides: The True Story NBC News Archive Footage of Jonestown ARCHIVES: Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple   _____ Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/
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[Part 1 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you…   Part 2 is available everywhere now. Part 3 will be available everywhere next week, or you can listen to part 3 now for free at www.tunein.com/casefile or download the free TuneIn app available on IOS, Android and Windows.  _______ Researched and written by Milly Raso   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2.All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas     THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS Audible – Free 30-day trial & free audiobook BodyGuard – Free month of BodyGuard protection TuneIn – Early Casefile release   RESOURCES BOOKS: A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown – Julia Scheeres The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple – Jeff Guinn IMAGES: Transcription of Marceline Jones The Eight Revolutionaries Letter to Jim Jones ARTICLES: Nurture Failure: A Psychobiographical Approach to the Childhood of Jim Jones– James L. Kelley Indiana University Reflects 30 Years After Jonestown Massacre – Indiana Daily Jim Jones and Father Divine Nine Places to Hide – Esquire Magazine Sex in Peoples Temple – David Parker Wise ‘Caravan of Hope’ Crosses America – Proclaims Brotherhood and Cooperation as Cure for Nation’s Ills Was Peoples Temple Responsible for the Deaths of Some of its Former Members? Inside Peoples Temple – New West Magazine VIDEOS: The Jonestown Death Tape Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple Jonestown Cult Suicides: The True Story ARCHIVES: Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple   _____ Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/
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In the autumn of 1998, 23-year-old Amy Lynn Bradley was told by her parents that they had been gifted a Caribbean cruise. Amy wasn’t excited by the news like they were, she had only just moved into her own apartment after graduating from her degree in Physical Education, and she was about to start a new job. She was busy. But more than that, the idea of a cruise across the sea gave her the creeps. She didn’t really want to go. She would be just as happy settling into her new place, which was nearby her parents and brother’s home in Chesterfield, Virginia. Amy was really close with her younger brother Brad who was 21, and he and their parents—Iva and Ron—were eventually able to talk Amy into joining them. Ron had been given the trip by the insurance agency he worked for, and he believed it was a great chance to spend some quality time together. Seven days of sunshine, cruising the Caribbean, cocktails and endless sunsets, it wasn’t long before Amy thought perhaps a cruise wouldn’t be so bad after all. It was starting to sound like the trip of a lifetime...   ________ Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories.     MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2.All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas     THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS Audible – Free 30-day trial & free audiobook   RESOURCES BOOKS: Last Resorts: The Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean – Polly Pattullo   VIDEOS: Lost at Sea – SBS Dateline Vanished series: – Amy Bradley (Part 1) – Amy Bradley (Part 2) – Amy Bradley (Part 3) – Amy Bradley (Part 4) – Amy Bradley (Part 5)   ARTICLES: For Missing Woman’s Family, No Answers – The New York Times Amy Bradley, 23 – People Missing Amy Lynn Bradley – Amybradley.net Amy Lynn Bradley – International Cruise Victims Amy Bradley is missing – Chris Fenwick blog Update: Amy Lynn Bradley – Reddit Con Man Dupes Family in Hunt for Daughter – ABC News Jawbone rekindles cruise ship mystery – CNN Cruise Industry Overview - 2017 – Florida–Carribean Cruise Association Turning up the volume –  International Cruise Victim Association President Obama signs Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010 into law – Lexology Coast Guard Investigative Service A Qualitative Study of Victimization and Legal Issues Relevant to Cruise Ships – Cruise Research Crimes at sea: the dark side of cruise ships – The Sydney Morning Herald Amy Bradley – Unsolved.com Sex Tourism And Trafficking In The Dutch Caribbean – Curaçao Chronicle Family Remains Focused – The Disappearance of Robyn Gardner – Missing Media Solutions    
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It was a school morning, and for once Shannon Matthews had something to look forward to. Her fourth-year class had their first swimming lesson that day, and she had been looking forward to it for ages. Despite the freezing room, she crawled out and sleepily climbed down the ladder to get ready. It didn’t take Shannon long to remember the argument she’d had with her mother Karen Matthews and her step dad Craig Meehan, the night before. They’d got into it, and Shannon had sworn at Craig. That morning, Shannon got dressed in her Westmoor Junior School black jumper, white cotton t-shirt and black trousers. She pulled on her favourite rain boots, they were bright pink with grey fur around the edges. She picked up her swimming bag and a blue striped towel and then walked out of her room. By the time Shannon was ready to leave at 8 am, her mother Karen was up, and the argument started up again. Karen shouted at Shannon as she left for school: “Get out of the house and don’t come back.” School mornings were busy on the Moorside Council Estate in West Yorkshire, England, with many of the 220 estate homes having kids rushing out the door at 8 am. The temperature was barely over freezing as Shannon started her half mile walk to school. When she saw her cousins further down Moorside Road, she told them about what her mum had said when she was leaving. It was nothing new. That morning would be the last time Shannon Mathews would ever walk out of her home on the Moorside Estate. It would be the last time she would ever attend Westmoor Junior, and it would be the last time that any of her friends saw her...   ____ Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories.   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    PATREON If you’d like to support the show, click here.   THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway – New Oxygen crime series. Blue Apron – 3 meals free + free shipping.   RESOURCES BOOKS: Shannon Matthews – betrayed from birth – Rose Martin   VIDEOS: Shannon Matthews: What Happened Next Tears, Lies & Videotape Karen’s Police Interview   AUDIO: 999 Call   ARTICLES: Dewsbury Moor West Riding – Vision of Britain Shannon Matthews timeline in pictures: the search, the trial and the evidence – The Telegraph Missing girl: mother’s 999 call released – The Guardian Missing Shannon pleaded to uncle the night before she disappeared: ‘Please let me stay’ – Evening Standard Shannon Matthews disappearance ‘breaking family apart’ – The Telegraph Man arrested after missing schoolgirl Shannon Matthews is found ALIVE under a bed – Evening Standard After 24 days, the sound of footsteps then a policeman’s shout: ‘We’ve got her’ – The Guardian Man charged with kidnap of Shannon – The Guardian Shannon’s kidnappers: Karen Matthews and Michael Donovan – The Guardian FOUND: Shannon Matthews – Express Man held after missing Shannon Matthews found alive – Independent Shannon’s mother sobs as she denies involvement in kidnap conspiracy – The Guardian Shannon Matthews trial: Oddball loner Michael Donovan and the ‘Child on Board’ car sticker – The Telegraph Shannon Matthews trial: The ‘pure evil’ of Mother Karen Matthews – The Telegraph How Shannon Matthews was ripped from her loving grandparents and given a new identity after her heartless mother used her in an elaborate kidnap sham to get cash – Daily Mail ‘SOMETHING WASN’T RIGHT’ Ex-police officer describes the moment she knew Karen Matthews was behind plot to ‘kidnap’ daughter Shannon – The Sun Shannon Matthews: The kidnap hoax that shocked the UK – BBC News MONSTER’S MATE Who is Julie Bushby? Karen Matthews’ best friend who led the search for Shannon when she disappeared – The Sun   BLOG: Tears, Lies and Videotape – Gerry McCann’s blog   ----- Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men’s Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/
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Victoria Police Constables Steven Tynan and Damian Eyre’s night shift started on October 11, 1988, at 11:00 pm. Call sign ‘Prahran 311', it had been a shift of routine policing for the pair; a domestic dispute, noisy parties, a drunk in Fitzroy Street, a pub assault on Chapel Street, a smashed shop window, and two activated security alarms. At 4:39 am on the morning of October 12, two and a half hours before the end of their shift, a new job was radioed to them from the police communication centre. “Prahran 311, if you can slip down to Walsh Street in South Yarra. Mr Ellis of 220 Walsh Street states there’s a white Holden Sedan, don’t know what the rego is, got the lights on and smashed windows in the middle of the road.” Constables Tynan and Eyre found the white Commodore still sitting in the middle of the road out the front of 220 Walsh Street. Tynan and Eyre approached the Commodore with no sense of danger. All signs suggested it was a stolen car abandoned after a joyride. Considered a routine job, it was nothing out of the ordinary at all for a typical police shift...   ____ Researched and written by Milly Raso.   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    PATREON If you’d like to support the show, click here.   THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway – New Oxygen crime series.   ----- Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men’s Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/
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Blacktown is a suburb located in Western Sydney, 37 kilometres away from Sydney’s Central Business District. In the mid-1980’s, drugs, crime and high levels of unemployment were rife in the streets of Blacktown. But it was one particular night that changed everything. On Tuesday, February 4th, 1986, a dairy farmer in Prospect, a neighbouring suburb of Blacktown, noticed something strange. All morning his cows had been gathered in the same spot at a place he called “The Boiler Paddock.” He first noticed it at 9.30 am, when he was leaving the house to go to a cattle sale. When he returned home two hours later, the cows were still standing in the same spot. It was something he hadn’t seen before, so he decided to check it out. What the farmer found, caused him to run to his motorcycle as fast as he could, and speed off to his house to call the police.   ____ Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher.   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    PATREON If you’d like to support the show, click here.   THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS Blue Apron – 3 meals free + free shipping ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE Detroit – New film based on the events of summer 1967   ----- Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men’s Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/
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On February 11th, 2005, a group of four German backpackers arrived into the NSW Northern Rivers City of Lismore. 25-year-old Simone Strobel, her 24-year-old boyfriend Tobias Suckfuell, Tobias’ older sister 28-year-old Katrin Suckfuell, and Katrin’s friend Jens Martin aged 25. Simone and Tobias had arrived in Australia six months earlier on a working holiday visa. They planned to travel around the country while working odd jobs and enjoying the Australian lifestyle. On the Australia day holiday- January 26th, 2005, Tobias’ sister, Katrin and her friend Jens arrived to meet them for a month long trip. They were excited to see each other and Simone and Tobias picked them up at Brisbane airport. From there, the foursome travelled north to the Great Barrier Reef. After that, they headed south and ended up at Lismore. Up until the time they reached Lismore, Jens described it as the best three weeks. Everyone had gotten along really well…   ________ Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories.     MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2.All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn     THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS Audible – Free 30-day trial & free audiobook ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE LeVar Burton Reads – New podcast from LeVar Burton   RESOURCES BOOKS: ‘Have You Seen Simone?’ – Virginia Peters   ARTICLES: Over 100 articles by The Northern Star Newspaper in Lismore on the disappearance and Murder of Simone Strobel – The Northern Star Tobias fears for girlfriend Simone, missing in Lismore – The Northern Star Body may be missing German backpacker – The Northern Star Fear grips town as woman’s family mourn their ‘angel’ – The Sydney Morning Herald “How did my daughter die?” – The Sydney Morning Herald Simone’s boyfriend lashes out at police after body found – Gladstone Observer Simone Strobel murder: German police offer reward – The Sydney Morning Herald Suckfuell denies killing girlfriend Strobel – Daily Telegraph Detectives still on the case – The Northern Star Suspect living on wild side in South Africa – The Sydney Morning Herald NSW murder case reward sparks fresh hope – SBS Diary of the Strobel inquest – ABC Witness struggles to explain delay reporting Simone missing – The Northern Star Simone Strobel vanished after lovers’ tiff with boyfriend – The Northern Star Inquest hears Strobel boyfriend suspected in death – ABC Strobel killed within caravan park, inquest hears – ABC ‘Reasonable suspicions’ Tobias killed Simone: judge – Echo Net Daily Inquest adjourned pending more evidence – ABC Suspected killer free, but DNA may get him one day – Brisbane Times   VIDEOS: WATCH: Lismore’s most notorious unsolved murder – The Northern Star   MISSING PERSONS: Missing Persons FAQs  
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On December 7th, 2003, thirteen-year-old Daniel Morcombe told his brothers he was going to Sunshine Plaza to get a haircut and look for Christmas presents. Shortly after lunch he left his home on Woombye-Palmwoods Road and walked just over one kilometer to an unofficial bus stop located under the Kiel Mountain overpass. Daniel had caught the bus from here to the shopping plaza many times before. Standing underneath the overpass, he waited for the 1:35 pm scheduled afternoon bus service to Sunshine Plaza. But the bus Daniel was expecting had broken down 750 meters before the overpass. It was out of his sight. At 2:15 pm a replacement bus approached him. Daniel signaled for it to stop and pick him up, but it continued on through the underpass. Due to the delay, the replacement bus was now going express to Sunshine Plaza. The driver saw Daniel signal him, but he was under instructions not to stop. There was a smaller shuttle bus only a few minutes behind, which was stopping to pick up stranded passengers along the route. The shuttle bus reached the underpass at 2:18 pm. Only three minutes after the first bus passed. However, during those three minutes, Daniel vanished without a trace.   ________ Researched and written by Milly Raso.     MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2.All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn     THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS Blue Apron – 3 meals free + free shipping Casper – $50 off any mattress   WEBSITES: The Daniel Morcombe Foundation   ARTICLES: Daniel Morcombe murder: Ex-wife of accused murderer Brett Peter Cowan testifies in Brisbane Supreme Court – ABC News Daniel Morcombe murder trial: Brett Peter Cowan’s second confession shown in court – Brisbane Times Brett Cowan guilty of murder of Daniel Morcombe – Courier Mail Church denies claims Brett Cowan ‘rape’ attempt ignored – Sunshine Coast Daily   VIDEOS: Brett Cowan’s covert confession of Daniel Morcombe’s murder   TRIAL DOCUMENTS: The Queen v Cowan 2013 QSC 337 (12 December 2013) The Queen v Cowan 2015 QCA 87 (21 May 2015)   TIMELINE: 10 years later, the life and death of Daniel Morcombe
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EAR/ONS BONUS EPISODE #2 Interview with Paul Holes Contra Costa County DA Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes spoke with us for the series. You heard him discussing the “Homework Papers" found in Danville as well as his role in finding the DNA match between the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker. We spoke to Paul about his theories and some key questions from our research.
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EAR/ONS BONUS EPISODE #1 Interviews with Jane Carson-Sandler & Carol Daly Jane Carson-Sandler survived the brutal attack and rape of the East Area Rapist in the October of 1976. She is the fifth known survivor. She was in bed with her three-year-old son when they were attacked. Her attack had come off the back of around a month of hang up calls. These calls had escalated, and one time, Jane told the caller to stop, the voice then told her he was going to kill her husband. Police who were not linked to the Rapist investigation assured the family it sounded like a prank. Just before Jane's attack, she reported a break-in to police. She had found muddy footprints on the carpet under her son's window, and upon further inspection of the house, she realised inexpensive jewellery had been stolen. Detectives who investigated were not the officers working the rape cases, so weren't privy to previous attacks. They reassured her it seemed like the work of kids. Jane had links to the medical field, the armed forces as well as the education system. Three sections of the community to come up again and again throughout the series. You heard during the series that Detective Carol Daly began working the East Area Rapist cases from the day of Jane's attack. Jane's crime scene was the first encounter that Carol had with any survivor of the rapist. Carol's life and career were changed that day. Carol went on to be an integral figure in the support and rehabilitation for survivors of rape, both those by the East Area Rapist as well as others.
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[Part 5 of 5] When Part 4 began, it was August 1978. Sergeant Jim Bevins and Lieutenant Ray Root from the Sacramento Task Force held a special meeting with law enforcement agencies in Contra Costa County. They believed The East Area Rapist was heading south, possibly to Southern California, and they felt he would strike in Contra Costa County on the way. They advised Contra Costa law enforcement agencies to form a task force and work together, but there was pushback – the general feeling in the room was, “Not in our county”. When Bevins and Root were proven right, a task force was formed headed up by Detective Larry Crompton. Crompton consulted a criminal psychologist, Dr Emily, who warned him that the East Area Rapist wanted to kill, he just needed justification. During a search after attack 43, the first attack in Danville, investigators found pages torn from a spiral notebook, known as “The Homework”. They were “The General Custer essay”, “The 6th grade rant” and “The punishment map” – a hand-drawn map of a housing development. On July 5th, 1979, the East Area Rapist attacked a couple in Danville, but they had a plan in place. The husband stood over the rapist and yelled at him, while his wife ran outside and screamed for help. The rapist took a few steps back. He didn’t attack, and he made no move for a weapon. He didn’t say anything. He just stared at the husband through the jagged holes of his mask. The husband made a run for it, and the East Area Rapist escaped. Police were on scene in minutes, and tracking dogs picked up his scent. But he slipped through their fingers again. ________ Open and download map #5 of the attacks here Open and download "The Homework" files here   Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas     SPECIAL THANKS TO: – Michelle Cruz – Debbi Domingo – Patti – Orange County District Attorney’s Office Investigator Erika Hutchcraft – Contra Costa County DA Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes – Detective Richard Shelby – Detective Larry Crompton   THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS ZipRecruiter – post your jobs for FREE How to Start a Podcast – book by Casefile producer Mike Migas
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[Part 4 of 5] Part 3 began with an emergency press conference in mid-1977. A composite sketch, as well as a physical and psychological profile of the East Area Rapist, was released. The public were warned to be vigilant. Police received thousands of tips, and there were countless sightings of the rapist, unfortunately, these sightings weren’t always reported at the time. Many persons of interest made the suspect list, some even looked like prime suspects due to many similarities, but these turned out to be nothing more than strange coincidences, and most were eliminated from the investigation. The East Area Rapist enjoyed communicating with police, the press and survivors. In August 77, the Sacramento County Sherriff’s Office received a letter, known as the “afraid letter” from someone claiming to know who the East Area Rapist was. The letter writer requested to be contacted by the press if the police wanted further contact. The police did what the letter writer asked, but they never heard from the person again. The rapist started calling survivors, ranging from hang up calls to obscene calls and threats to kill. A local TV station received a poem, called ‘excitements crave”, claiming to be from the East Area Rapist. After a dentist went public and added more to the reward offer for the East Area Rapist’s capture, he attacked close to the dentist’s office in South Sacramento. The furthest south he had attacked up to that point. Police had another close call when they set up a covert operation in a Rancho Cordova 7-Eleven store. This backfired when the suspicious male they were waiting for, called the store and asked to speak to the officers. Brian and Katie Maggiore were shot dead in Rancho Cordova in February 1978. With the exception of one further attack in South Sacramento after the shooting, the attacks moved outwards after this, to Stockton, Modesto and Davis. ________ Open and download map #4 of the attacks here Open and download "The Homework" files here   Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn   SPECIAL THANKS TO: – Michelle Cruz – Debbi Domingo – Patti – Orange County District Attorney’s Office Investigator Erika Hutchcraft – Contra Costa County DA Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes – Detective Richard Shelby – Detective Larry Crompton   THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS Blue Apron – 3 meals free + free shipping Audible – free 30-day trial & free audiobook    
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[Part 3 of 5] 1977 started off with a task force being created by the Sacramento Sherriff’s department to catch the East Area Rapist. The crime lab was able to determine that the rapist’s blood was Type A. The rapist continued following his earlier MO until the local papers made special mention of the fact he had never attacked a woman with a man present in the house. He adjusted, and from that time on he targeted couples. As the year went on, and attacks grew more and more frequent, so too did the press coverage. But still, it was a time when not everyone got news the moment it happened. While there were many people terrified of the East Area Rapist, there were those who were still oblivious.   Despite the east area rapist having a very specific MO, it was not released to the public. The police didn’t want a state of panic and they didn’t want a copycat. But that meant when women got hang up phone calls, or heavy breathing calls, or when there was a break-in with nothing of value taken, only strange items moved around or stolen, the community had no idea these were related to the East Area Rapist case. In mid may 1977 the rapist showed everyone he may have been in attendance at a community meeting that took place towards the end of 1976. At this meeting, a man stood up, paced up and down yelling that no man would stand by and let his wife get raped, he certainly wouldn’t. Just seven months later, the East Area Rapist targeted this man and his wife. During this attack, the rapist said he would kill his next victims. But there was confusion as to what exactly he said. According to the survivor, he said he would kill two people if he heard about the attack in the media. But according to her husband, he said he would kill two people if he didn’t hear about the attack. When we left part 2, the police were deciding what to do…   ________ Open and download map of the attacks here   Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn   SPECIAL THANKS TO: – Michelle Cruz – Debbi Domingo – Patti – Orange County District Attorney’s Office Investigator Erika Hutchcraft – Contra Costa County DA Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes – Detective Richard Shelby – Detective Larry Crompton
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[Part 2 of 4] On June 18th, 1976, the Sacramento Sherriff’s Department responded to a break in, and rape of a young woman. By the end of the year, there were ten attacks in total, all attributed to the one serial offender, who the media dubbed, “The East Area Rapist”. Detectives with the Sherriff’s Department noticed the MO of the East Area Rapist fairly early on but kept the information under wraps. They didn’t want a state of panic, they didn’t want a copycat, and they didn’t want to alert the East Area Rapist that they were onto him. But by November 1976, the community started to become aware that a violent serial predator was walking their streets. The Sacramento Sherriff’s Department attended a local school meeting. Their intention was general crime prevention, but as people questioned rumours of the rapes, they were forced to confirm that a serial rapist was at large. The police were shocked at the brazen nature of the attacks and the meticulous planning. The East Area Rapist moved through the community with military precision. He seemed to always know where the police were. Did he have a police radio? Did he have ears in the force? Or was he just lucky? He had no sense of fear, his level of bravado was rarely seen in criminal investigations. And he had only just gotten started.   ________ Open and download map of the attacks here   Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn   SPECIAL THANKS TO: – Michelle Cruz – Debbi Domingo – Patti – Orange County District Attorney’s Office Investigator Erika Hutchcraft – Contra Costa County DA Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes – Detective Richard Shelby – Detective Larry Crompton
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[Part 1 of 4] In 1976, Rancho Cordova was a fairly new, postwar suburb in East Sacramento. Beginning as a housing development in the 50’s by the 70’s it was predominantly a middle-class single story neighbourhood, surrounded by other similar suburbs. Rancho Cordova was the place where a wave of violence and terror came crashing down on the state of California. This growing community was completely unprepared for what was coming.   ________ Open and download map of the attacks here   Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn   SPECIAL THANKS TO: – Michelle Cruz – Debbi Domingo – Patti – Orange County District Attorney’s Office Investigator Erika Hutchcraft – Costa County Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes – Detective Richard Shelby – Detective Larry Crompton
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Two witnesses saw the male acting suspicious in the car park, hiding in the ditch. He didn’t seem right. What was he doing? But Mary didn’t see the male. Not until it was too late… _____ Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher   Music – 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com – All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    Subscribe on iTunes   Social Media – Twitter  – Facebook – Instagram – YouTube
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In the Coral Sea, off the coast of Northern Queensland, lies the Great Barrier Reef.   Seen clearly from space, It is the largest living structure on earth. It is a World Heritage Site and known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.   Tourists are drawn to the warm, crystal clear waters and bright tropical marine life. A scuba diver’s paradise.   For Gabe and Tina Watson it was the dream honeymoon. But when tragedy struck, was it an accident? Was it due to inexperience and poor decision making? Or was it something more sinister….   ______ Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories.   Music – 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com – All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    Subscribe on iTunes   Social Media – Twitter  – Facebook – Instagram – YouTube
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On November 8th, 2010, just after 9.30pm; 25-year-old Jennifer Pan was in her bedroom. She had her TV on and was chatting on the phone while getting ready for bed. She could hear movement downstairs and voices she didn’t recognise. There were people in the house. She heard footsteps thudding so loudly up the stairs; she knew they could not be her parents. They could not be her younger brother Felix either; he was living half an hour away at University. Jennifer hung up the phone and sat frozen in her room. She was too scared to turn the tv down, and she was too scared to open her door. She was too scared to move…   ______ Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories   MUSIC 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn   
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(A recap of part two) Brady and Hindley continued their killing spree, murdering Keith Bennett on the 16th of June 1964, seven months after the murder of John Kilbride. Two months later Hindley’s sister Maureen married David Smith. Brady and Hindley had virtually nothing to do with David and Maureen before their marriage, and Hindley, in particular, didn’t approve. But after the marriage, they became close. Brady and Hindley murdered Lesley Ann Downey on the 26th of December 1964, Brady tape recorded some of what happened and took photographs. After the death of David and Maureen’s child, Angela Dawn. Brady became even closer to David. Slowly trying to manipulate him and bring him into his inner sanctum. He gave David the same books to read that he had given Hindley and started talking about murder, and how there was nothing wrong with taking a life. On the 6th of October 1965, Brady met Edward Evans at Manchester Central Railway Station. He invited him to his and Hindley’s house at 16 Wardle Brook Avenue, Hattersley for drinks. When they got there, he instructed Hindley to go and get David to join them. When David got to the house, he witnessed Brady murder Edward with an axe. After months of moulding David, this was his attempt to try and get David to join him in murder. David helped clean up, and told Brady and Hindley what they wanted to hear. But it all blew up in Brady’s face when David called the police, and they found Edward’s body still in the house. Brady was charged with his murder and Hindley was charged with being an accessory to Edward’s murder. In his interviews with police, David Smith said Brady had told him about other murders he had committed. Although David didn’t believe him at the time, he said Brady specifically mentioned taking people from Manchester and burying them on the Moors. Police started searching through missing person files, and the cases of Pauline Reade, Keith Bennet, Lesley Ann Downey and John Kilbride jumped out at them. Detective Joseph Mounsey noticed some odd looking photographs in the albums of Brady and Hindley. They were photos of mostly dirt he believed were taken on the Moors. A gut instinct led officer Robert Spiers to search up on a hill after the search had already been called off for the day. He found the body of Lesley Ann Downey. Police had also found the suitcases Brady kept with the incriminating material. They found photo’s of Lesley and the tape. They were getting ready to re-interview Brady and Hindley about Lesley Ann Downey…   __________ Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher   Music – 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro  – All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn  
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A recap of Part 1. Ian Brady and Myra Hindley met while working together at Millwards Merchandising company. They committed the murder of 16-year-old Pauline Reade on the 12th of July 1963. Four months later the 23rd of November 1963 they murdered 12-year-old John Kilbride. They drove both victims to Saddleworth Moor, where they killed them and buried them. Police were investigating both disappearances, and there was a large amount of media interest in both, but the two cases had not been linked. The families of Pauline and John were doing everything they could to find them. Organising their own searches and door knocks. Brady and Hindley visited the Moor often, on what they called reconnaissance trips. They had started taking what they called souvenirs, photographs of themselves standing on the graves, which were put into albums. To everyone else, the photos blended in with other pictures of holidays and family gatherings. Only Brady and Hindley knew the secret. Shortly After Pauline Reade's murder, Brady bought Hindley a record. The theme song to “The Legion’s Last Patrol” by Ken Thorne and his orchestra. The morning of John Kilbride’s murder Brady bought her the record, “24 hours from Tulsa” by Gene Pitney. Brady called these anniversary gifts. For the anniversary of their perfect crimes. If either of them hummed the songs, it would be a private reference to the murders. It was now the 16th of June 1964. Seven months after the murder of John Kilbride. Brady had told Hindley he was ready to do another one. And he gave her another anniversary gift. “It’s over”, by Roy Orbison.   __________ Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher   Music – 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro  – All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn
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The moors in England have been a matter of interest and discussion ever since their immortalization in Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights.” Where they were described as never-ending, wild, and even maddening. In Thomas Hardy’s "Tess of the d'Urbervilles", he chose the English Moors as a metaphor for fear, ignorance and savagery. The Saddleworth Moor is an area covering 400 square miles in the Peak District of North West England. More widely known as Greater Manchester. The Saddleworth Moor is a rich mixture of sweeping valleys, hills and plateaus falling away to fast-flowing streams. Rocky formations jut out of the blanketed, dense peat grass that covers the area. The soil is poor, and so only the hardiest of vegetation survives. Standing at 1,312 feet above sea level, thick morning fog appears like cloud barely lifting from the ground. The eery stillness and silence are deafening. Its immensity is both daunting as well as fascinating. However, in the 1960’s, the Moors came to the world’s attention in a very different, frightening light. They became the scene for some of the most notorious and sadistic crimes committed in Britain. The infamous Moors murders.   __________ Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher   Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2   Social Media – Twitter – Facebook – Instagram – YouTube   Music – 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro  – All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn   RESOURCES   Articles: – Moors Murder breakthrough: Cops closer to finding victim’s body after ‘crucial discovery’ – Daily Star – Moors murderer Ian Brady in SECOND bid to starve himself using taxpayers’ cash – Daily Star – Moors serial killer Ian Brady sent sick fan down memory lane in a guided tour – Daily Star Sunday – REVEALED: Serial child killer Ian Brady asks gangsters to guard ‘thousands’ at his funeral – Daily Star – How one schoolboy nearly became the sixth victim of the Moors Murderers – Manchester Evening News – Moors murderer Ian Brady says he is dying – The Telegraph – Moors murderer Ian Brady makes new bid for move to prison so he can starve himself to death – The Mirror – Moors Murders 50 years on: Alone and hated, but Ian Brady still thinks he’s better than ‘the maggots’ he’s locked up with – Manchester Evening News – David Smith – The Telegraph – Moors killer Ian Brady ‘cut his teeth’ killing tramps, top detective claims – Daily Star – Mother of missing Moors murder victim dies without knowing son’s burial place – The Guardian   Books: – “One of Your Own: The Life and Death of Myra Hindley” by Carol Ann Lee – “Evil Revelations: The Man Who Witnessed The Moors Murders” by David Smith and Carol Ann Lee   Documentaries: – “The Moors Murders Code” (2004) – “Myra Hindley: Making of a Monster” (2003)
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On the 28th July 1986, 25-year-old Suzy Lamplugh went to work like every other day. The office at Sturgis and Sons Real Estate was busy, and everyone was rushing about their day. Just after 12.30pm Suzy left the office with her purse, which contained 15 pounds, her credit cards, and her car keys. She left her handbag behind. She drove her work car, a white Ford Fiesta, to an appointment on Shorrolds Road in Fulham. Her diary entry read “12:45 Mr Kipper – 37 Shorrolds Road O/S.” O/S meaning meet outside the property. She was seen waiting outside the three storey, white Victorian Terrace just after 12.45. At 1 pm the next door neighbour at number 35, looked out his window and saw Suzy greet a good-looking, well-dressed man with swept-back dark hair, dressed in a suit and tie. By late afternoon when Suzy hadn’t returned to the office, her work mates started to wonder where she was. It wasn’t like Suzy to take long lunch breaks or take time off. She would always let someone know where she was. They checked her diary and saw the entry Suzy had made for the appointment with Mr Kipper. He was not known to anyone at the agency, and there was no one with that name in their records. There was no contact phone number for him either. At 6.45pm her manager reported Suzy’s disappearance to the police.   ____ Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories.   Subscribe on iTunes   SOCIAL MEDIA   Twitter  Facebook  Instagram  YouTube  or email host@casefilepodcast.com   MUSIC – 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro  – All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn  
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Brembate di Sopra is a small and picturesque town 7km or 4 miles north-west of the city of Bergamo in Northern Italy. About an hours drive from Milan. The province of Lombardy covers the cities of Milan and Bergamo including the small town of Brembate di Sopra. With it’s close proximity to Lake Como and the Swiss and Austrian borders, it is a popular stopover for tourists. The area is dotted with ancient villas and palazzos. It is a humble town, not modernised to the extent of nearby Milan. Many homes still use wood burning stoves, raise chickens and grow their own vegetables. Postcards of the snow capped the Bergamo Alps sit in shop displays, and the views from the small town are a reminder that things don’t change at a fast pace in rural Italy. The town has a traditional historical centre, classic church steeples and winding paths and gardens. It still feels like an old town with old traditions and values. Every year the small town hosts a street parade where townsfolk and others from the area come together to dress in Harlequin fancy dress and make traditional wooden floats to parade the streets. Like many old parts of the country, family values are deeply rooted, and people are fiercely loyal. With around 8,000 residents, Brembate di Sopra is a quiet, close-knit rural community, a safe environment for a young family. A place where a 13-year-old girl walking to a nearby sports centre, alone in the late afternoon, was not given a second thought.   ––––– Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories   MUSIC 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn  
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Frankston is a Bayside council of Melbourne as well as a suburb itself with around 135,000 people residing there. It sits 40km or 25miles south-east from the centre of Melbourne and includes a varied mix of affluent areas as well as inexpensive and council housing. It has a mixed reputation with Frankston North renowned for drugs and crime and the south more wealthy and scenic with sweeping views of Port Phillip Bay and huge houses nestled into the hills.   You have heard about Frankston before on this podcast. Case 23, the Frankston serial killer. But before Paul Denyer, there was another serial killer hunting in Frankston…   –––– Researched and written by the Host. Greatly assisted in research and co-written by Anna at A.G.P Stories.
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On April 28th, 1996, Martin John Bryant became known as the worst single mass-murderer in Australian History. 21 years later, the Port Arthur Massacre still stands as the 3rd deadliest shooting by a lone gunman in the world. Known as a loner with the IQ of an 11-year-old, a series of events in Martin Bryant’s life would go on to trigger a rampage that would change hundreds of people’s lives that day, as well as the lives of everyday Australians who looked on in horror.   ––––– Researched and co-written by Anna at A.G.P Stories.
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The Desert roads of the Northern Territory are as long as they are desolate. If you stand still, your own heartbeat is the loudest sound you’ll hear. The thrill of the open road and the sheer expanse of the hot desert is an exciting drawcard for many, but for those used to big cities, busy beaches or in this case, the relentless rain and dark clouded skies of England, driving from Adelaide to Darwin was the thrill of a lifetime, and unlike anything they had experienced before. But it would soon turn into a nightmare…
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Silver Spring is part of Montgomery County in the state of Maryland, USA. It has a population of about 70 thousand people and is located about a 40-minute drive south of Maryland’s largest city, Baltimore. Silver Spring is also only about a 20-minute drive north from the nation’s capital. Washington DC. Silver Spring was the home of 19-year-old Keith Warren. Keith was tall, handsome, bright, sociable and extremely likable. It was the summer of 1986. Keith had just graduated from Kennedy High School and was looking forward to starting college in North Carolina. He was spending the summer enjoying time with friends and working two jobs. Keith made friends quickly and easily. And in those first few months of the summer, he had made friends with some disreputable people. Some of whom were rumored to have involvement with drugs.
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Van Nuys is a neighborhood in the central San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California. And it was there that newlyweds Sherri Rasmussen and John Ruetten lived in a condo together, on Balboa Boulevarde. Sherri Rasmussen was born on the 7th of February 1957. Her parents were Nels and Loretta Rasmussen. The middle daughter of three, Sherri was known as a gentle, kind and caring woman. Strikingly beautiful. Her compassion for others drove her to study nursing at the age of 16. By the age of 29, she was the director of critical care at Glendale Adventist Hospital. Sherri was well respected and known for her caring approach to her job. John Ruetten was born in Eugene, Oregon in September 1958. He excelled at basketball growing up, and he continued that passion at UCLA where he studied engineering. He was a charming, handsome and athletic student. He graduated in 1982 and a few years later secured a job as a mechanical engineer at a disk drive manufacturer. John & Sherri met at a party in the Spring of 84. John was immediately attracted to Sherri. As soon as he met her, he got her number from a mutual friend. They went on a date and instantly hit it off. John moved into Sherri’s condo on Balboa Boulevard, and they married on the 23rd of November 1985, friends and family described them as utterly in love. But tragedy was waiting.   Assisted in research and co-written by A.G.P.
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Mr Cruel had an incredible impact on Australia in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He was Australia’s bogeyman. Sparking unprecedented fear in adults and children. Even hardened criminals were shaken and took measures to better protect their families. Unless you lived through it, it’s hard to fully appreciate….
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This is an update on the Lisa Marie Young case in Case 26.
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This is an update on the Claremont Serial Killer case in Case 30.
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Hi, everyone! Case 40: John Newman was our last case this year. The next episode will be out on the 7th of January 2017, but we didn't want just to leave, so we recorded a short end of year message for you. Once again we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and for listening to the show. It's been an incredible year with unexpected twists and turns, and we cannot wait for the next one! See you soon, Casefile Team
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Cabramatta is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, located 30 kilometers, or 18 miles southwest of the Central Business District. Only around 30 percent of the 20 thousand residents of Cabramatta were born in Australia. It is one of the most ethnically diverse areas in Australia.  The largest percentage of residents are Vietnamese, followed by Chinese, Thais, Cambodians and many other nationalities. In the late 80’s and 90’s, Cabramatta was a hotbed for crime. Heroin was rife throughout the suburb. Cabramatta Railway station was known as the ‘junkie express,' with users pouring in from all over, looking for their fix. And where there is a huge drug problem, there is a crime. Violent gangs, home invasions, robberies, bashings, extortions, kidnappings, and murder…
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Norfolk Island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean, situated between Australia and New Zealand. A place of spectacular scenery and peaceful beauty. The total area of the Island is 34 kilometers squared. Or 13 miles squared. With a population of around 2000 people, Norfolk Island is a tight-knit community with a unique and complex web of friendships and relationships. It was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1774, and it was first used as a jail for the worst convicts from the Australian colony. The Island is a self-governing territory of Australia with its own laws, including strict customs and immigration regulations. Tourists from all over the world flock to Norfolk Island for its unique history and its reputation for being a paradise.  It was considered a safe and friendly place. Somebody was always willing to give you a helping hand, and doors and windows were left unlocked at night. Violent crime almost didn’t exist. There hadn’t been a murder on Norfolk Island since 1893…   Victoria Dieffenbacher researched and co-wrote this episode.
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New York is the best-known city in the United States, and the most populated, with over 8 and a half million residents within 305 square miles. New York is a hub for business, fashion, technology, entertainment, art and is commonly recognized as the "city that never sleeps." Diane Whitmore always dreamed of making it big in New York. When she met Wall Street securities analyst Joseph Pikul, she thought she was on the way to the perfect life she had always dreamed. But her marriage to Joseph Pikul wasn’t perfect. Far from it...
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“Well I think the time had come, you might say the time had come a few murders ago, but it’s certainly come for a rethink about the whole investigation." England’s prime minister Margaret Thatcher has offered to take over the investigation. There were protests from the media and the public demanding Scotland Yard take over. In response, four of England’s best detectives were handpicked and sent to Leeds to assist the Ripper investigation. Do the police finally catch the killer? Find out in the third and final part of the Yorkshire Ripper.
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West Yorkshire is a county in England that has a population of over 2 million people. It covers an area of over 2,000 km² and is formed by five cities: Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees, and Calderdale. Each one of these cities has its own history, its own identity, and its own voice. But during the 1970’s, they were all united. The residents of each city were looking over their shoulders, praying they wouldn’t be the next victim, in one man’s reign of terror who the press named, “The Yorkshire Ripper.” We left part one with sex workers being warned to take care, to not stand alone and to not take lifts from people they didn’t know. Unfortunately, many women couldn’t afford to take this advice, and the Ripper would kill again…
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West Yorkshire is a county in England that has a population of over 2 million people. It covers an area of over 2,000 km² and is formed by five cities: Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees, and Calderdale. Each one of these cities has its own history, its own identity, and its own voice. But during the 1970’s, they were all united. The residents of each city were looking over their shoulders, praying they wouldn’t be the next victim, in one man’s reign of terror who the press named, “The Yorkshire Ripper.”
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The Polish press called it “The perfect murder.” “One of the most unconventional police investigations ever conducted.” It was 9:30 am, November 13th, the year 2000. A male caller phoned an advertising company in the city of Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is the 4th largest city in Poland and has a population of about 635 thousand people. At different times throughout history, Wroclaw has been part of Bohemia, Hungary, The Austrian Empire, Prussia, and Germany. It became part of Poland in 1945 as a result of border changes after the 2nd world War. The male caller wanted to speak to the owner of the advertising company, Dariusz Janiszewski. He needed three advertising signs made up, and he needed it done urgently. But it was Dariusz’s Mother who answered the call. When she asked further questions about the job, the caller refused to speak to her any further. He demanded to talk to Dariusz. Dariusz wasn’t in the office, and so his Mother gave the caller his cell phone number. She didn’t recognize the caller's voice, and he didn’t leave a name, although she thought he sounded professional. Dariusz returned to the office later that day. He mentioned that he had been contacted by the male caller about the urgent job and he had arranged to meet with him later that afternoon. At 4:00 pm Dariusz left the office to meet with the caller. He left his car in the parking lot, which his family said was unusual, as he usually took his car when meeting with customers away from the office. Dariusz never returned for his car, and he never made it home to his wife. What followed was one of the most unconventional police investigations ever conducted...
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Swindon is a large town in the county of Wiltshire, South West England, about 126km or 78 miles west of London. With a population of about 185 thousand people, it has one of the lower crime rates in the country. Sian O’Callaghan was a 22-year-old woman, who resided in Swindon with her boyfriend, Kevin Reape. Sian was a bubbly, friendly, caring and loving girl, instantly likable, beautiful and considerate. On the evening of the 18th of March 2011, Sian had a night out with some friends in the Old Town area of Swindon. They went out for dinner, before visiting two bars, ‘The Spot’ and ‘Baker Street,' after which they went to Suju nightclub. At 2:53 am on the 19th of March, Sian was captured on security footage leaving Suju nightclub alone. She shared a flat with her boyfriend, Kevin about 800 meters away from the club. Sian never made it home.
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WARNING - This episode deals with child sex abuse. It will not be suitable for all listeners. Father John Day was a Catholic priest who graduated from Corpus Christi College in Melbourne in 1927. Corpus Christi is one of Australia’s leading priesthood training colleges. Day was given his first parish in 1936 at Colac. He transferred to numerous parishes around Victoria, before being sent to Apollo Bay, a coastal town in Southern Victoria. It was during his two years at Apollo Bay that Day first met police officer Denis Ryan. Denis Ryan joined the Victorian police force in 1952. He had a strong Catholic faith and was a regular church goer with his family. Out of the academy, he was sent to Russell Street police headquarters where he did various duties and learned the ropes of policing. All new recruits were sent to Russell Street at the time. After finishing up at Russell Street, Denis cut his teeth working on patrol in St Kilda, only 8 kilometers outside of Melbourne’s central business district. It was 1956. St Kilda was known as the red light district area of Melbourne at the time. Denis had been a police officer for four years. Father John Day had been a Catholic priest for 29 years. Day was in charge of the Apollo Bay Parish but had found his way into St Kilda for the night, about a 2 hour and 40-minute drive away from home….
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South Lake Tahoe is a small town that stands over 6,000 feet above sea-level between the Nevada and Californian border in the United States. Surrounded by mountains, the picturesque landscape attracts thousands of tourists both in winter and summer. With a population of around 20,000 people, everyone knows each other. And back in 1991, most would have agreed it was a safe place. Until…
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The 1950s was the decade that saw the birth of the suburban dream in Australia. It was a time where employment levels were extremely high and there was a very good standard of living across the country. The economy was booming, which is what made it so attractive for hundreds of thousands of people to Migrate here after world war 2. The Holmes family was one of many who moved to Australia from England after the war. They came here to escape the destruction, to a place they thought would be much safer and would offer a better quality of life. NOTE: The interviews played in this episode are a re enactment of actual transcripts. Detective Whalen played by Sam McCool. William Birtle played by Craig Forest.
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Ten years before the Claremont serial killings, the disappearance of four women from around Perth, some from the same Highway the Claremont victims were abducted from, hardly raise any media attention. It was thought they were probably just runaways. There was no task force, no press conferences, no posters or billboards and no rewards.
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This is an update on the Lindsay Buziak case in Case 28.
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The city of Perth is the capital of Western Australia. It is one of the most remote cities in the world. Adelaide is the closest city, which is a 3 hour flight away. Claremont is an upmarket, ritzy suburb of Perth. It is a place of trendy bars, nightclubs and cafes. A popular place with the young crowd. A place where you went to have fun. People would tell you that nothing bad could ever happen in Claremont. That all changed on Friday the 26th of January, 1996.
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The Burgate house was a secluded mansion on the edge of the new forest in Hampshire, England. It was 8:30pm, on the 1st of September 1986. The residents had just finished dinner and were about to enjoy dessert. And that’s when three men wearing stocking masks and armed with a shotgun and pick axes burst into the dining room…
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Two weeks ago we covered the case of Lisa Marie Young. We are back on Vancouver Island this week. A one and a half hour drive south of Nanaimo to Victoria. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, British Colombia, Canada. A place where there is one degree of separation between people. Everyone is connected to everyone to a certain extent…. RESOURCES 1. Images of Jeff Buziak and Vid incident https://lindsaybuziakmurder.com/public-enemy- one-vid/ 2. https://lindsaybuziakmurder.com/2011/11/11/justice-for-lindsay/#comments 3. Dateline episode of Lindsay Buziak case http://insidedateline.nbcnews.com/_news/2010/09/16/5122593-dream-house- mystery-and- taken ‘Dream House Mystery’ 4. Jeff Buziak media interview http://www.cheknews.ca/buziak-bombshell-stunning-developments- in-lindsay- buziak-murder- 137489/ 5. Video from Jason Zailo police re enactment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIiSkQEUz5U 6. http://globalnews.ca/news/1806617/7-years- later-lindsay- buziaks-murder-remains- unsolved/ 7. https://lindsaybuziakmurder.com
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The eastern side of the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is closed in by mountains. On the city’s west side, a mesa rises out of the Rio Grande Valley. In 2005, subdivisions and new housing were being built along the West Mesa. The construction pressed up against the vast desert that stretches beyond where you will find tumbleweeds, high tension wires and trash. It is A desolate isolated spot. In 2008 the economy crashed and the new homes stopped being built. It was on a 92 acre lot of land on the West Mesa one year later where a serial killer’s burial ground was found. MUSIC 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas upperplanet.com and Andrew Joslyn www.andrewjoslynmusic.com and Alex Aldea www.theparagoncollective.com Logo design by Paulina Szymanska www.upperplannet.com Casefile is part of the Paragon Collective podcast network www.theparagoncollective.com RESOURCES 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Mesa 2. http://www.vice.com/read/who-is-the-west-mesa-bone-collector-0000439-v21n9 3. http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2010/03/08/memories-of-jaime-selena-smiles-and-serial-murder/ 4. http://www.abqjournal.com/community-data/west-mesa-murder-victims 5. http://www.abqjournal.com/community-data/west-mesa-murders 6. Dateline – Somebody’s daughter episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYmnU9CG8do 7. http://www.charleyproject.org/index.html
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Vancouver Island. Known for its breath taking scenery, astonishing postcard beauty and amazing wildlife. Heaven on earth. But on certain parts of the island, beneath the beauty, some will tell you there lies a dark underbelly. And in the early hours of the morning, June 30th 2002, that underbelly came to the surface. Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 A preview video of the upcoming episode is released each week. Check it out on any of our social media accounts; Preview videos created by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com Twitter twitter.com/case_file Facebook www.facebook.com/casefile Youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email host@casefilepodcast.com MUSIC 1. Lisa’s Song – Written and performed by Allison Crowe. http://music.allisoncrowe.com/track/lisas-song-3 2. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 3. All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas (www.upperplanet.com), Andrew Joslyn (www.andrewjoslynmusic.com), and Alex Aldea (www.theparagoncollective.com). and Alex Aldea www.theparagoncollective.com Logo design by Paulina Szymanska www.upperplannet.com Casefile is part of the Paragon Collective podcast network www.theparagoncollective.com. RESOURCES (Contains Spoilers) 1. Media clip of Mrs Young talking about police response . http://www.cheknews.ca/mother-of-missing-nanaimo-woman-says-national-inquiry-into-murdered-and-missing-indigenous-women-is-overdue-126256/ 2. http://www.allisoncrowe.com/lisaspage.html 3. https://nwac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/NWAC_Story_Telling_Lisa_Marie_Young.pdf
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“If any bastard ever thought about going to the cops about us, they’ll be killed and so will there fucking families. And if we don’t get them, our mates will. It would be a shame if anything happened to your sweet little Prue, wouldn’t it”. Those words were allegedly said by one of the men convicted for the Russell Street Bombing that we covered last episode. The person he said those words to? Paul Hetzel. The man who was arrested, turned crown witness and whose evidence was instrumental in the conviction of the Russell Street bombers… Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 A preview video of the upcoming episode is released each week. Check it out on any of our social media accounts; Preview videos created by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com Twitter twitter.com/case_file Facebook www.facebook.com/casefile Youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email host@casefilepodcast.com MUSIC 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas upperplanet.com and Andrew Joslyn www.andrewjoslynmusic.com and Alex Aldea www.theparagoncollective.com Logo design by Paulina Szymanska www.upperplannet.com Casefile is part of the Paragon Collective podcast network www.theparagoncollective.com RESOURCES (Contains Spoilers) 1. Australia Story TV show –Episode titled ‘The innocent’ http://www.abc.net.au/austory/content/2014/s4107438.htm 2. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-20/australian-story-russell-st-bombing-witness-breaks-silence/5824314 3. Following newspaper articles from the age; February 18th 1992, Page 3 August 6th 1992, Page 4 July 8th 1997, Page 29 September 26th 1999, Page 5 September 28th 1999, pages 10 and 11
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We left part one just after the government announced a 500 thousand dollar reward for any information to help solve the case. It was hoped this large reward would be enough to entice a male caller to make contact again. He had already called numerous times before, claiming to know who the bombers were. Police weren't sure if he was making it up or if he really did know something, but they needed to find out either way. Did the lure of the big reward work? A preview video of the upcoming episode is released each week. Check it out on any of our social media accounts; Preview videos created by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com Twitter twitter.com/case_file Facebook www.facebook.com/casefile Youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com MUSIC 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas upperplanet.com and Andrew Joslyn www.andrewjoslynmusic.com and Alex Aldea www.theparagoncollective.com Logo design by Paulina Szymanska www.upperplannet.com Casefile is part of the Paragon Collective podcast network www.theparagoncollective.com
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Haros Avenue in Nunawading (Melbourne) presented a problem for the police surveillance team following the red jaguar. It was a small dead end street. No way to observe the house there bank robbery suspect was heading to, without being obvious. To avoid being detected the police had no choice but to let the suspect out of there sight. There was only one way in and out of Haros Avenue, so the suspect would have to come back past them eventually. When the 1979 model Holden Commodore drove out of the street, the police weren’t to know there suspect was inside. They were looking for a red jaguar. Not a commodore. It was a stroke of luck for the suspect. He had no idea the police were watching him. The change of cars had nothing to do with avoiding the police tail. There was a far more sinister reason for the switch… Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 A preview video of the upcoming episode is released each week. Check it out on any of our social media accounts; Preview videos created by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com Twitter twitter.com/case_file Facebook www.facebook.com/casefile Youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com MUSIC 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas upperplanet.com and Andrew Joslyn www.andrewjoslynmusic.com and Alex Aldea www.theparagoncollective.com Logo design by Paulina Szymanska www.upperplannet.com Casefile is part of the Paragon Collective podcast network www.theparagoncollective.com
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Part 2 of the Frankston serial killer. At the end of part 1 police had found out who owned the suspicious vehicle parked on Skye Road at the time of Natalie Russell's murder. Will it get them anywhere though? Subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?mt=2 A preview video of the upcoming episode is released each week. Check it out on any of our social media accounts; Twitter twitter.com/case_file Facebook www.facebook.com/casefile Youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com MUSIC 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migas www.upperplanet.com and Andrew Joslyn www.andrewjoslynmusic.com Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com/ Casefile is part of the Paragon Collective podcast network http://www.theparagoncollective.com RESOURCES (contains spoilers) 1. The Frankston serial killer, book by Vikki Petraitis. https://www.amazon.com.au/Frankston-Serial-Killer-Vikki-Petraitis-ebook/dp/B00QMOMN4O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466050482&sr=8-1&keywords=Frankston+serial+killer 2. Forensic investigators season 1, episode 1 – Paul Denyer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0872045/ 3. The following newspaper articles from ‘The Age’ as found on newspapers.com Wednesday June 16 1993 Sunday July 11 1993 Monday July 12 1993 Wednesday July 14 1993 Friday July 16 1993 Sunday July 18 1993 Sunday August 1 1993 Monday August 2 1993 Saturday December 11 1993
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Donna had recently received a few prank calls and she was getting nervous. She had a young baby and didn’t like the idea of being alone at night. Her boyfriend Les worked as a pizza delivery driver, and she decided to spend the night driving around in the car with him, rather then stay home alone. The first thing Donna saw when she returned home was her cat on the lounge room floor, dead. The words “Donna you’re dead”, were written in blood up on the wall. In the bathroom were Donna’s two kittens. Both also dead. The unit had been ransacked. Drawers pulled out, cupboards opened, her things thrown everywhere. There were knife slash and stab marks on the walls and in cupboards. It’s a good thing Donna didn’t stay home alone… Subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?mt=2 A preview video of the upcoming episode is released each week. Check it out on any of our social media accounts; Twitter twitter.com/case_file Facebook www.facebook.com/casefile Youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com MUSIC 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migas www.upperplanet.com and Andrew Joslyn www.andrewjoslynmusic.com Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com/ Casefile is part of the Paragon Collective podcast network http://www.theparagoncollective.com RESOURCES (contains spoilers) 1. The Frankston serial killer, book by Vikki Petraitis. https://www.amazon.com.au/Frankston-Serial-Killer-Vikki-Petraitis-ebook/dp/B00QMOMN4O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466050482&sr=8-1&keywords=Frankston+serial+killer 2. Forensic investigators season 1, episode 1 – Paul Denyer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0872045/ 3. The following newspaper articles from ‘The Age’ as found on newspapers.com Wednesday June 16 1993 Sunday July 11 1993 Monday July 12 1993 Wednesday July 14 1993 Friday July 16 1993 Sunday July 18 1993 Sunday August 1 1993 Monday August 2 1993 Saturday December 11 1993
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CASE 22: Marguerite Edwards It was Wednesday the 2nd of August 1989. 41 year old Marguerite Edwards started the day like any other. Making sure her three daughters were up, and ready for school. Marguerite was happily married to Iain Edwards, a successful orthodontist with a surgery in Bondi. They lived in a two storey house on Victoria Road, Woollahra in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. After getting her daughters organised, Marguerite dropped them at Ascham school, in the nearby suburb of Edgecliffe. She then made her way to an aerobics class, before doing some shopping at Bondi. She returned to her Woollahra home sometime after midday. Later that afternoon, Marguerites 3 daughters were waiting. School had finished, and they were wondering where Mum was…… Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 A preview video of the upcoming episode is released each week. Check it out on any of our social media accounts; Twitter twitter.com/case_file Facebook www.facebook.com/casefile Youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com MUSIC 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migas www.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ and Andrew Joslyn www.andrewjoslynmusic.com Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com/ Casefile is part of the Paragon Collective podcast network http://www.theparagoncollective.com RESOURCES (Warning contains spoilers) 1. Excellent documentary to watch after listening to the podcast 'Chrysalis' from Benjamin Mathews https://vimeo.com/19834711 2. The suspects: True Australian Thrillers. Season 1 episode 2 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1786276/ 3. Coroner’s report http://www.coroners.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/dic%20report%202013.pdf 4. Following newspaper articles from the Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper Saturday August 5th 1989 Wednesday August 9th 1989 Sunday December 17th 1989 Thursday 31st May 1990 Tuesday January 12 1993 Wednesday 13 January 1993 Thursday January 14th 1993 Saturday 27th of November 1993
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On Monday the 23rd of May 1994, a violent storm hit the city of Perth, Western Australia. Peter Lawrence was starting to become concerned. It was getting late and his wife Pamela Lawrence hadn’t gotten home from work yet. He called her at 6:15 pm, when he didn’t get an answer he decided he had better go down and check on her…. Subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?mt=2 A preview video of the upcoming episode is released each week. Check it out on any of our social media accounts: Twitter www.twitter.com/case_file Facebook www.facebook.com/casefile Youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com RESOURCES: (Warning: Contains spoilers) Supreme court ruling http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/wa/WASCA/2003/296.html High Court ruling http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/2005/68.html ABC Australian story episode on the case http://www.abc.net.au/austory/specials/wrongedman/ Book on the case by Colleen Egan http://www.amazon.com/Murderer-No-More-Mallard-Innocence/dp/1742371175 MUSIC 1. Flatline intro and & Come play with me intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migas www.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com
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CASE 20: Stoni Blair and Stephen Berry The details of this case are extremely difficult to hear. Extreme child abuse and child murder are involved. This episode wont be for everybody. There is far more court room audio then narration. It is a one off for this episode. It is not something that will be a regular feature in the future. The court room confession is detailed and horrific. Listener discretion is advised. Subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?mt=2 A preview video of the upcoming episode is released each week. Check it out on any of our social media accounts; Twitter www.twitter.com/case_file Facebook www.facebook.com/casefile Youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com RESOURCES: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3015269/Autopsies-MitchelleBlair-s-children-Detroit-freezer-beaten-death.html http://www.wxyz.com/news/body-discovered-in-freezer-on-detroits-east-side http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/03/24/body-freezer/70377026/ http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/03/26/mom-scalded-son-strangled-daughter-froze-bodies-detroit-report-says/70489682/ http://legacy.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2015/03/26/mom-was-babysitting-when-frozen-bodies-discovered/70481284/ http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/03/24/body-freezer/70377026/ http://www.smh.com.au/world/two-childrens-bodies-found-in-detroit-freezer-mother-taken-into-custody-20150325-1m7su1.html MUSIC 1. Flatline intro and & Come play with me intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migas www.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com
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Case 19: Snowtown Living in Australia, I had heard of the Snowtown case. I knew it as the bodies in the barrels case. But that’s all I knew. I had no idea about the who, the what, the why, or the when. So I didn’t know it was the worst case of serial killing in Australia’s history, involving torture and dismemberment. None of the murder victim’s are children, however child sexual abuse is prominent throughout. It is a deeply disturbing, depraved case. I didn’t know any of that when I started looking into Snowtown, but now you do, and you can make an informed decision if you want to listen or not. Subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?mt=2 Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile and youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com RESOURCES 1. Killing for pleasure, book on the Snowtown case by Debi Marshall https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Pleasure- Debi-Marshall-ebook/dp/B004X83CBY?ie=UTF8&keywords=snowtown%20murders&qid=1463209359&ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3 2. Snowtown: The bodies in barrels murders, book by Jeremy Pudney http://www.amazon.com/Snowtown-Barrels-Murders-J-Pudney/dp/0732267161/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1463209359&sr=8-6&keywords=snowtown+murders 3. The snowtown murders, the real story behind the bodies in the barrels killings, book by Andrew Mcgarry http://www.amazon.com/Snowtown-Murders- bodies-barrels-killings/dp/0733314821/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1463209359&sr=8-12&keywords=snowtown+murders 4. Crime investigation Australia, Season 1 Episode 9, Snowtown: Bodies in the barrels. 5. Hearld Sun newspaper article: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/how-australias-worst-serial-killers-john-bunting-and-robert-wagner-stained-snowtown-with-their-sadistic-kill-games/story-fni0ffnk-1226924311490 6. The Age newspaper article http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/09/08/1062901996929.html MUSIC 1. Flatline intro and & Come play with me intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migas www.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com
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On the 28th of February 1997 Los Angeles police Officers Perello and Farrell were on routine patrol driving along Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood. As they were driving past the Bank of America they saw two large figures enter the bank. Both were dressed in black, both were wearing ski masks and both were carrying automatic rifles. What followed, was 44 minutes of mayhem. Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile and youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com RESOURCES http://www.northhollywoodshootout.com an excellent website with the most comprehensive account of the case you will find. Lots of images and videos. And very detailed accounts. Police radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5mkd6r9Kww 911 Magazine article http://www.9-1-1magazine.com/Archives-9709-Rigg-North-Hollywood-Shootout History Channel North Hollywood shootout documentary http://www.amazon.com/History-Shootout-North-Hollywood/dp/B001CUB8J4 LAPD medal of valor articlehttp://www.lapdonline.org/inside_the_lapd/content_basic_view/27320 LA times article http://articles.latimes.com/1997-04-11/local/me-47591_1_bank-robber LA times article http://articles.latimes.com/1997-03-10/news/mn-36719_1_phillips-sr MUSIC 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com All other music scoring performed by Mike Migas www.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com  
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On the 17th of May 2008, two motorway patrol officers attended to a call that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle on the M6 motorway, near the city Stoke-on-Trent, in England. Expecting the worst, the two officers were surprised when they arrived to see two pedestrians standing calmly and un injured on the shoulder of the motorway. It didn’t look like much was going on at all. But within a few minutes, the seemingly calm situation took a frightening twist. Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile and youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com RESOURCES 1. BBC Motorway Cops Episode 'Dicing with death'. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dmt5w 2. BBC documentary 'Madness in the fast lane'. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tf1r4 3. The book 'A madness shared by two' www.amazon.com/dp/0956848915/?tag=casefile-20 offers a different theory on the case to what is presented in this episode. MUSIC 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migaswww.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com
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Chris and Cru Kahui were twins, aged just 3 months old when they died in hospital, both suffering from traumatic brain injury. There death was the result of severe impact, either from direct blows or being hit, thrown or slammed against a hard surface. Violent shaking was another possible cause, and couldn’t be ruled out. What was clear was that the twins injuries weren’t accidental. There death was the result of somebody using deliberate force against them. It was determined the injuries were most likely inflicted at the same time, by the same person. The twins had been murdered. So who was responsible? Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile and youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com MEDIA CLIPS First news report media clip www.youtube.com/watch?v=99QxU4Hp2GY First Macsyna King interview courtesy of Ian Wishart who wrote a book on the case 'Breaking silence'. (See link below under resources) All other media clips courtesy of Radio New Zealand. 1. www.radionz.co.nz/search/results?p…5&q=kahui&utf8=✓ 2. www.radionz.co.nz/search/results?p…4&q=kahui&utf8=✓ 3. www.radionz.co.nz/search/results?p…1&q=kahui&utf8=✓ 4. www.radionz.co.nz/search/results?p…9&q=kahui&utf8=✓ 5. www.radionz.co.nz/search/results?p…8&q=kahui&utf8=✓ 6. www.radionz.co.nz/search/results?p…7&q=kahui&utf8=✓ 7. www.radionz.co.nz/search/results?p…4&q=kahui&utf8=✓ RESOURCES 1. Coroner's report media.nzherald.co.nz/webcontent/doc…uly%202012.pdf 2. Breaking silence, book by Ian Wishart www.amazon.com/dp/B006ITXYF0/?tag=casefile-20 3. www.stuff.co.nz/468545/Loudmouth-…hui-trial-at-risk 4. Media clips and articles already listed above. MUSIC 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migaswww.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com/ Image: static2.stuff.co.nz/1313098399/600/5434600.jpg
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In the early 80’s a series of attacks occurred in the twin city area of Minnesota, USA. The victim’s were all women. Police struggled in the initial part of the investigation. There was no physical evidence, and there were no witnesses. But there was one person who wanted to help the police, the man responsible. He called 911 after committing the attacks . The tapes were released to the public in the hopes that somebody would recognise the voice. This is how he came to be known, as the “The weepy voiced killer”. But was he just taunting the police, or did he really want to be stopped. Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile and youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migaswww.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com/ Image: alphamom.com/family-fun/activit…fore-they-grow-up/
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On the 23rd of July 2008 young Mother Helen Munnings disappeared from the port city of Burnie, On the North West Coast of Tasmania, Australia. She was last seen by the Father of her child Adam Taylor, who picked her up for a drive that afternoon. His actions later that night were described as “interesting”. Extensive searches have been conducted, but no trace of Helen has ever been found. Did Helen run away? Did she commit suicide? Or was she murdered? Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile and youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migaswww.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com/ Photo of Helen www.helpfindme.com.au ABC news reports used in episode www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRGlaLjgU50 andwww.youtube.com/watch?v=rGBvkX4397Y
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In the 1980's in Sydney Australia, Justice David Opas was shot dead outside his home and bombs were exploded at the homes of Justice Richard Gee and Justice Ray Watson. All three were Family Law Court judges. After these attacks, the Parramatta Family Law Court building was bombed and there was an attempted assassination of Family Law Court solicitor Gary Watts. What was the connection between those attacks and the shooting murder of 25 year old surfie Stephen Blanchard and the bombing of a Jehovas Witness Kingdom hall, killing Jehovas witness member Graham Wykes, and seriously injuring many other men, women and children. For years police worked hard to crack the case known as the Family Court Murders, some of the most serious offences ever committed in Australia. Never before had judges or the courts themselves been under attack. But despite there best efforts, nobody was charged. A vicious, ruthless killer was free to roam the streets... RESOURCES 1. The Family Court Murders, book by Debi Marshall www.amazon.com/dp/B00JP1AP3M/?tag=casefile-20 Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile and youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migaswww.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com/
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The crime scene was described as looking more like the set of a horror movie, than real life. It is one of the most horrific crimes ever committed. Not only did it shock the small town of Aberdeen in country NSW, where the crime occurred, it shocked the entire nation of Australia and parts of the world. What could possibly drive somebody to do this. A psychiatric illness? Or pre meditated, pre planned, pure evil? NOTE: A transcript of the first officer's on the scene version is available upon email request. RESOURCES 1. Beyond Evil, book by Peter Lalor www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZQL1XI6/?tag=casefile-20 Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile and youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migaswww.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com/
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First came the seizures and sleep paralysis. Then came the hallucinations and violent behaviour. Anneliese Michel made endless visits to doctor’s and specialists only to be either refereed to another doctor, or placed on medication that wasn’t helping her. Her condition became so bad that at times she started to growl and speak in a horrific deep voice, destroy religious objects and complain religious sites like churches were too painful for her to go near. She convinced her parents and several priests she was possessed by demons. It led to the catholic church making the unusual decision to grant two priests permission to perform an exorcism ritual. But was Anneliese really possessed by demons? The medical community doesn't think so. They were certain of what Anneliese was suffering from, even though they couldn’t diagnose her properly whilst she was alive. Four people were eventually charged with negligent homicide after her death. The trial that followed was described as the biggest criminal trial in Germany, outside of the Nazi war crime trials. The story of Anneliese Michel is as heartbreaking as it is horrific. Incredibly, some of the exorcism rituals were recorded. The tapes were never allowed to be played in court.... but they will be played during this episode. RESOURCES 1. A true story of a case of demonic possession, book by Lawrence LeBlanc www.amazon.com/dp/B009EEEUGI/?tag=casefile-20 2. There is a movie based on this case, The exorcism of Emily Rose www.amazon.com/dp/B000BTJDGC/?tag=casefile-20 Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile and youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migaswww.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com/
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The 7th of May 2005 was a typical, run of the mill day for Shirley Withers. She worked the full day in her Melbourne fashion boutique and once the shop had closed, she bought a take out meal and headed to the North Caufield mansion of her millionaire boyfriend Peter Shellard. But what she found when she arrived there was anything but run of the mill. S&M act gone wrong? Or staged crime scene? Either way, somebody was responsible for the death of Peter shellard. Who was it? Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migaswww.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com/ Track image: consumer.fairfaxsyndication.com/Doc/FXJ/M…89966.jpg
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He was implicated in a case of Missing money from a court house evidence vault. He was facing allegations of misconduct and illegal handling of a witness in a major drug trafficking trial, which lead to the judge ordering a federal investigation. One way to stop that federal investigation would be to come up with a quick plea deal to end the case. One problem, there was no way to do the plea deal without violating federal law. And Unfortunately for US assistant attorney Jonathan Luna things were about to get worse. Much, much worse. RESOURCES 1. The midnight ride of Jonathan Luna, book by William Keisling www.amazon.com/dp/B003XYETH0/?tag=casefile-20 Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migaswww.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Image: thedailyrecord.com/files/2014/08/jonathan_luna.jpg
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On the 4th of August 2002 best friends Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman disappeared from the small town of Sohom in England. One of England’s biggest ever man hunts followed. The media became critical of the lack of progress police were making on the case....but they did have a suspect. RESOURCES 1. Goodbye Dearest Holly, book by Kevin Wells www.amazon.com/dp/B008RKMWVU/?tag=casefile-20 2. Beyond Evil, book by Nathan Yates www.amazon.com/dp/1844541428/?tag=casefile-20 Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migaswww.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ 3. Image images.radiotimes.com/namedimage/Soh…inal/15618.jpg
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On the 4th of March 2008 Julian Buchwald and his girlfriend Carolynne Watson went for a romantic picnic lunch in country Victoria. They didn't return home. It wasn't long before a terrifying, threatening note was located. Was this really the work of a satanic cult? Or was there something even more sinister going on... Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com Big thanks for the music: 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. 'Journey back home' - cragsmusicchannel www.youtube.com/watch?v=frqNy6j1Q…L7F5E877F83EA9A37 3. 'Brink' - Fesliyan Studios www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWaNW-aYhVY 4. 'Liberta' - Capo music productions capoproductionsmusic.com 5. 'Life of Butterflies' - Coldnoise freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnois…Of_Butterflies 6. 'Metamorphosis' - Coldnoise freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnois…_Metamorphosis 7. 'Morbid imigantion' - Kai Engel freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Enge…id_Imagination 8. 'Terminal One' - Cory Gray freemusicarchive.org/music/Cory_Gra…V/Terminal_One 9. 'Possible' - Ross Bugden www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY0U432m8…TwhBgEIU8hWIB2Sl2 10. 'Beneath the ice water' - CO.AG music www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Kp4dOxyE4 Other sounds; www.freesound.org/people/idepe/sounds/196839/ www.freesound.org/people/Klangbild/sounds/52587/ www.freesound.org/people/theartist…w/sounds/132072/ www.freesound.org/people/hello_flo…/28416/#comments
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"You won't believe it, but it was like, satan saying to me that it's the right thing to do" In the early hours of the 18th of November 2011 a fire was deliberately lit at the Quakers Hill Nursing Home. The nursing home housed 89 residents, a lot of whom were high dependant patients who were immobile, suffering dementia and alzheimer's disease. The fire killed a total of fourteen residents and many who survived suffered burns and smoke inhalation. The case is one of Australia’s worst ever mass murders. Committed by a registered nurse, Roger Dean. The person in charge of the nursing home that night. What made this monster burn down a nursing home and take fourteen lives? Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com Mixed at Kim's guitar school, hopefully improving the sound quality www.facebook.com/kimsguitarschool/ Big thanks for the music and sounds; 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. 'Sad song' - Daniel Cripps danielcripps.blogspot.com.au/p/music.html 3. 'Come with me' Royalty free music www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIS0zkcI7GU 4. 'Song about a journey' Daniel Cripps danielcripps.blogspot.com.au/p/music.html 5. 'Underworld' Nature1986 www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpnsn1pGaqk 6. 'Underground' Nature1986 www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zRIc1Y7-PQ 7. 'Hospital' Nature 1986 www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcwENtsV3cQ 8. 'I still feel your heart' Fesliyan Studios www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI39MXfdIi4 9. I walk alone' Fesliyan studios www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf86bfglDqM 10. 'Tales for mind' Coldnoise freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnois…ales_For_Mind/ 11. 'Lonely raindrops' Elod Domokos www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y_G-KPs6sU Photo attribution: www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-28/n…sing-home/5291496
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On Tuesday the 2nd of November 1999 Donna Wheeler was found murdered in her home in Berala, Western Sydney. There were several suspects. Was it her ex husband John who found her body and called the police? Was it her violent ex boyfriend Keith who was recently arrested for assaulting Donna. Keith wasn't happy that Donna was spending a lot of time with his Brother Colin since they separated. Speaking of Colin, he was seen with Donna on the night of her death. Which leaves us with the phone call she received from a male person asking to meet up that night... Please give us a follow on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile or drop us an email casefiletruecrime@gmail.com Big thanks for the music and sounds; 1. Lavrov - "Thoughts" www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqHE4f0JSaY and @lehalavr 2. Coldnoise - "A leaf in the wind" freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnois…af_In_The_Wind 3. Cory Gray - "Terminal One" freemusicarchive.org/music/Cory_Gra…V/Terminal_One 4. Ross Bugden - "Interstellar" www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhqdQZGJJ…Rin_Ecoqbg7kDxYr_ 5. "Flatline intro" and "Play with me"(intro and outdo music) from www.dl-sounds.com
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On the 18th of April 1943 four boys discovered a skeleton buried in the hollow of a wych-elm tree in Hagley Woods, England. Police immediately got to work on identifying the remains and trying to determine the cause of death, however the investigation hit a wall. They couldn’t identify the remains. About eight months later the messages started to appear around town, scrawled in white chalk across walls and abandoned buildings, “Who put Bella in the witch elm”. Please give us a follow on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile or drop us an email casefiletruecrime@gmail.com MUSIC 1. Flatline intro and come play with me intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migas www.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com Image www.strangerdimensions.com/wp-content/…ych-elm.jpg
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On the 29th of January 1999 best friends Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman had a sleepover at Ashley’s house to celebrate her 16th birthday. Ashley’s parents Danny and Kathy Freeman were also home. It was a quiet uneventful evening, nothing seemed out of the ordinary, until 6am the next morning when a neighbour reported the Freeman house was on fire. Emergency services rushed to the scene and found the body of Kathy Freeman who had been shot dead, but where were Danny, Lauria and Ashley. Please give us a follow on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile or drop us an email casefiletruecrime@gmail.com MUSIC Massive thank you to; 1. The Decline who allowed the use of their songs, "Showertime in the slammer" and "2006"thedeclinemusic.bandcamp.com 2. www.dl-sounds.com for "Flatline intro", "Come Play with me" 3. "Ring around the Rosie" by www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs1GnBCq6Ds 4. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migaswww.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com/ Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile and youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com Car sound www.freesound.org/people/alexftw123/sounds/152661/ Image of Lauria and Ashley i6.ifrm.com/6223/137/upload/p8177721.jpg
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On the first of December 1948 the body of man was located along the seawall of Somerton Beach, just near Adelaide in South Australia. At first the police thought it was going to be a straight forward matter, but as the weeks and months went on, it became apparent that this case was anything but straight forward...To this day We don’t know who he is, we don’t know where he came from and we don’t know how he died. RESOURCES 1. The code in the back of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam www.eleceng.adelaide.edu.au/personal/da…ull_res.jpg 2. Professor Derek Abbott's Reddit AMA www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMyste…esearcher_of_the/ 3. Other source material, police statements etc www.eleceng.adelaide.edu.au/personal/da…n_Shud_Case 4. The unknown man book by Gerry Feltus www.theunknownman.com 5. Taman Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery by Kerry Greenwood www.amazon.com/dp/1742233503/?tag=casefile-20 Subscribe on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/casef…id998568017?mt=2 Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile and youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migaswww.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com Track image of the code found in the Somerton Man's pocket fromcommons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Some…tonManCode.jpg
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On the 11th of January 1965 two fifteen year old schoolgirls Christine Sharrock and Marianne Schmidt were found murdered in the Wanda sand hills, just north of Cronulla beach In Sydney's south. The crime remains one of the most horrific Australia has ever seen. Despite an exhaustive police investigation the killer remains unknown... Follow us on twitter twitter.com/case_file and facebook www.facebook.com/casefile and youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWUnhRuIasU0hPULIfvwHA or email us casefiletruecrime@gmail.com RESOURCES 1. The Wanda Beach Murders book by Alan Whiticker www.amazon.com/dp/1864368144/?tag=casefile-20 MUSIC 1. 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migas www.upwork.com/freelancers/_~0126c5603e6cecb93b/ Logo design by Wendel Topper www.wendeltopper.com/ Track Image of Wanda Beach from Adam J.W.C commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2007…6klklk0048.JPG
Australian Accent Makes Things Better
Nov 22, 2017 by dick and jim

I'm a straight guy, but this guy could say anything and I'd be down. The writing in this podcast is great and, again, well-delivered by their anonymous host. You can tell the production quality is high. The content and audio quality is excellent. Their social media is clean and organized. You can tell they have a crack team. If I had a suggestion, it would actually be related to their writing. While really good, there are sometimes where it's not clear to me WHEN things are happening. Sometimes they present their timeline in a weird manner, and it can get confusing. That's actually really minor though. True crime podcasts are HUGE now, but this one definitely stands out as one of the best.