Casefile True Crimeactive
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Casefile True Crime
Fact is scarier than fiction.
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United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, England
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2016-01-09
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[Part 2 of 2] The Molseed family were satisfied justice was served for child-killer Stefan Kiszko. Yet, his capture and conviction did not bring April Molseed any sense of joy... ------- Episode researched and written by Milly Raso Additional edits by Tayla Vos This episode's sponsors: [Casper](https://casper.com/savings) – Limited Memorial Day sale offer – 10% off any mattress – offer ends May 29th For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-84-lesley-molseed-part-2](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-84-lesley-molseed-part-2/)
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[Part 1 of 2] On Sunday, October 5, 1975, April Molseed was making her way through a list of chores in her home on Delamere Road in Rochdale, a town at the foothills of the moor countryside in Northern England... ____ Episode researched and written by Milly Raso Additional edits by Tayla Vos This episode's sponsors: [Harry’s](https://harrys.com/casefile) – Get started shaving with Harry’s today by claiming your Trial Set for £3.95 [Quip](http://getquip.com/casefile) – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush [For Hims](https://www.forhims.com/casefile) – Get a trial month of Hims for just $5 today while the supplies last [This Sounds Serious](https://audioboom.com/channel/thissoundsserious) – A new scripted comedy podcast from CastBox and the comedy producers behind Stop Podcasting Yourself, CBC’s This Is That, and Dexter Guff For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-84-lesley-molseed-part-1](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-84-lesley-molseed-part-1/)
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Teenager Chantelle McDougall fully embraced and absorbed Simon Kadwell’s teachings. He often told her she was not from this world, that she was different... _ _ _  This episode's sponsors: [SimpliSafe](https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today [ProFlowers](https://www.proflowers.com/) – Send 100 colorful blooms with a FREE glass vase for just $19.99 plus shipping and handling with promo code CASEFILE [The Economist](http://economist.com/casefile) – Get your free copy of The Economist delivered directly to your door [ShipStation](https://www.shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get a special bonus when you use promo code CASEFILE
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This is an important update on the EAR-ONS/Golden State Killer case in Case 53 (25.04.18). For all credits and sources, please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-53-original-night-stalker-part-5](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-53-original-night-stalker-part-5/).
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This is an update on the Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman case in Case 03 (23.04.18). For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-03-lauria-bible-and-ashley-freeman](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-03-lauria-bible-and-ashley-freeman/)
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Maria prioritised her role as a mother above all else. She’d drop whatever she was doing, no matter how important, to ensure she reached her son on time. _ _ _  Researched and written by [Milly Raso](https://www.millylouiseraso.com/) This episode's sponsors: [Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48](https://audioboom.com/channel/marcia-clark-investigates-the-first-48) – A new podcast about the most controversial homicides in America [The Economist](http://economist.com/casefile) – Get your free copy of The Economist delivered directly to your door [For Hims](https://www.forhims.com/casefile) – Get a trial month of Hims for just $5 today while the supplies last [Audible](https://audible.com/casefile) – Offer code ‘casefile’ for a free 30-day trial free audiobook For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-82-maria-korp](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-82-maria-korp/)
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On August 28th, 2003, the Great Lakes city of Erie, Pennsylvania was in the height of summer. 46-year old Brian Wells did what he had done most mornings for the previous ten years – he went to his lunchtime shift as a pizza delivery man at Mama Mia’s Pizza... _ _ _  Researched and written by Gemma Harris This episode's sponsors: [Harry’s](http://harrys.com/casefile) – Get started shaving with Harry’s today by claiming your Trial Set for £3.95 [Squarespace](https://www.squarespace.com/casefile) – Free trial and 10% off your first order [SimpliSafe](https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-81-brian-wells](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-81-brian-wells/)
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Bonus interview with Vikki Petraitis – author of the book "The Phillip Island Murder" ----- For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-80-beth-barnard](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-80-beth-barnard/)
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The sun rose over Phillip Island at 6:09 am on the morning of September 23rd, 1986, a perfect spring day. By all accounts, as Fergus Cameron lay on his sister Marnie’s sofa, he didn’t stir when she got up for work at 7 am OR when Ian—Marnie’s husband—got up to start his day... _ _ _  Researched and written by [Anna Priestland](http://agpstories.com/) This episode's sponsors: [Female Criminals](https://www.parcast.com/criminals/) – Podcast that examines the psychology, motivations, and atrocities of female felons; brought to you by Parcast Network [Quip](http://getquip.com/casefile) – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush [The Economist](http://economist.com/casefile) – Get your free copy of The Economist delivered directly to your door [ZipRecruiter](https://www.ziprecruiter.com/casefile) – Post your jobs for FREE For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-80-beth-barnard](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-80-beth-barnard/)
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In 1993, breaking news in the small Northern Indiana city of LaPorte always seemed to be from Chicago or South Bend. Nothing shocking ever happened in LaPorte... _ _ _  **The Rayna Rison Memorial Scholarship** c/o Director of Music 602 F Street La Porte, IN 46350 _ _ _  Researched and written by [Anna Priestland](http://agpstories.com/) This episode's sponsors: [Undisclosed](http://undisclosed-podcast.com/) – podcast investigating the U.S. criminal justice system [ShipStation](https://www.shipstation.com) – try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get a special bonus when you use promo code CASEFILE [SimpliSafe](https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-79-rayna-rison](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-79-rayna-rison/)
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Sergeant Yribe was notably stern, straight-faced, and focused when approaching the building. He commanded his squad quickly and efficiently as they swept through the farmhouse performing a building clearance… Researched and written by [Milly Raso](https://www.millylouiseraso.com/) This episode's sponsors: [Harry’s](https://harrys.com/casefile) – Get started shaving with Harry’s today by claiming your Trial Set for £3.95 [SimpliSafe](https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today [hims](https://www.forhims.com/casefile) – Get a trial month of hims for just $5 today while the supplies last For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-78-the-janabi-family](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-78-the-janabi-family/)
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Born on August 25, 1965, Mia Zapata lived with her brother, sister and parents in Louisville, Kentucky. The family lived a comfortable life in Douglass Hills where the children had a free-spirited and carefree upbringing… * * * Opening poem titled; ‘Slaughter of Bruce’, written by Mia Zapata. Closing song titled; “Bob - Cousin O” performed by The Gits, written by Mia K Zapata, Matthew F Dresdner, Andrew L Kessler and John Stephen Moriarty © Fishheadhotdogburrito Music, licensed courtesy of Rogue Octopus. * * * Researched and written by [Anna Priestland](http://agpstories.com) This episode's sponsors: [MVMT Watches](https://mvmtwatches.com/casefile) – Join the movement [ZipRecruiter](https://www.ziprecruiter.com/casefile) – Post your jobs for FREE [Mafia](https://audioboom.com/channel/mafia) – Brand-new podcast taking us into America’s criminal underworld For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-77-mia-zapata](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-77-mia-zapata/)
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[Part 3 of 3] As the two agents walked towards the front door of 2260 Fifteenth Avenue, one of them pulled out the fake IDs to have another look before asking questions... Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher This episode's sponsors: [ShipStation](https://www.shipstation.com) – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get a special bonus when you use promo code CASEFILE [West Cork](https://www.audible.co.uk/t2/title?asin=B079M4J86Lsource_code=M2M30DFT1BkSH101514006U) – The year's first, not-be-missed true crime audio series For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-76-silk-road-part-3](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-76-silk-road-part-3/)
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[Part 2 of 3] Nob and the Dread Pirate Roberts started to communicate regularly. The Dread Pirate Roberts had no idea he was really speaking to a DEA agent. And the DEA agent had no idea about the true identity of the Dread Pirate Roberts... Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher This episode's sponsors: [Harry's](https://www.harrys.com/casefile) – Get started shaving with Harry’s today by claiming your Trial Set for £3.95 [Zola](https://www.zola.com/casefile) – Sign up with Zola and receive a $50 credit towards your registry  [Mafia](https://audioboom.com/channel/mafia) – Brand-new podcast taking us into America’s criminal underworld For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-76-silk-road-part-2](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-76-silk-road-part-2/)
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[Part 1 of 3] The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that started in China in the 2nd century B.C. Via a combination of roads, and sea routes, goods like silk, paper and spices were transported from the producers in Asia to markets in Europe. Eventually, it wasn’t just goods that were traded – there were also ideas, customs, religions and even diseases… Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher This episode's sponsors: [Audible](https://audible.com/casefile) – Offer code ‘casefile’ for a free 30-day trial free audiobook [Empty Frames](https://emptyframespodcast.com/) – A new investigative podcast [MVMT Watches](https://mvmtwatches.com/casefile) – 15% off free shipping and return [Casper](https://casper.com/casefile) – Offer code ‘casefile’ for $50 off select mattresses For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-76-silk-road-part-1](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-76-silk-road-part-1/)
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Bazil Thorne picked up the phone and listened as the reporter told him he had just won the lottery. At first, Bazil didn’t believe it – but when the man on the other end read out the number of the winning ticket and the name of the syndicate, Bazil went cold all over… Researched and written by [Anna Priestland](http://agpstories.com/) Additional research by Bonnie Lavelle Robinson This episode's sponsors: [MVMT Watches](https://mvmtwatches.com/casefile) – Join the movement [ZipRecruiter](https://www.ziprecruiter.com/casefile) – Post your jobs for FREE For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-75-graeme-thorne](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-75-graeme-thorne/)
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In 1987, nine-year-old Eric Coy was living with his parents and older brother in a central neighbourhood of Martinez, Northern California. Most Saturdays Eric played with his cousin Eddrick, who was also his best friend. Eddrick only lived a five-minute bike ride away from Eric. They often hung out after school and on the weekends, tossing baseballs and footballs and climbing trees… Researched and written by [Anna Priestland](http://agpstories.com) OFFICIAL SKETCHES [Suspect's Sketches](http://casefilepodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/suspects.jpg) PHONE NUMBERS Martinez PD (+1) 925-372-3440 Anonymous tip line: (925) 372-3457 Contra Costa County Sherrif’s Dept. (+1) 925-335-1500 FBI tip line (from USA) 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324) or online [www.tips.fbi.gov](https://tips.fbi.gov) This episode's sponsor: [Casper](https://casper.com/casefile) – offer code ‘casefile’ for $50 off selected mattresses For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-74-eric-coy](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-74-eric-coy)[](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-74-eric-coy/)
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September 15th, 1878 was a cooler than average day for Staten Island, New York. A cold north-westerly breeze blew as three young teenage boys tended cattle in the woods near Silver Lake... Researched and written by [Anna Priestland](agpstories.com) This episode's sponsor: [The Alienist](https://thealienist.com/) – New TV mystery drama based on a novel by Caleb Carr For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-73-lady-barrel](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-73-lady-barrel/)
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Wilhelmina was especially anxious. In the preceding weeks, she had developed a funny feeling that someone was watching her. It was the reason why her partner Stanley was driving her to work… * * * Researched and written by [Milly Raso](https://www.millylouiseraso.com/) This episode's sponsor: [Audible](https://audible.com/casefile) – Free 30-day trial free audiobook For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-72-wilhelmina-kruger-and-anna-dowlingkoa](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-72-wilhelmina-kruger-and-anna-dowlingkoa/)
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…meanwhile, almost 20 kilometres away, the telephone at the Aigues-Mortes police station rang. The answering officer listened as a panicked male caller warned, “A guy who just left my place is about to kidnap a girl. He’s armed, and I think he’s about to do something horrific.” * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso Special thanks to Nicolas Deliez for his assistance For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-71-elodie-morel**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-71-elodie-morel/)
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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… * * * Researched and written by Gemma Harris For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-70-kimberley-murders**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-70-kimberley-murders/)
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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. * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-69-gary-patterson**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-69-gary-patterson/)
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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. * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-68-escape-alcatraz**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-68-escape-alcatraz/)
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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. * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-67-battle-alcatraz**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-67-battle-alcatraz/)
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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 For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-66-black-widow**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-66-black-widow/)
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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… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-65-allison-baden-clay**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-65-allison-baden-clay/)
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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 For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-64-peter-weinberger**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-64-peter-weinberger/)
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An important update on the case from Victoria police on October 21st, 2017. **MAPS:** * **[Frankston North Killings map](http://casefilepodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Frankston.png)** * **[Frankston and Tynong North points of interests map](http://casefilepodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/The-Frankston-and-Tynong-North-Serial-Killer-m1.jpg)** For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-46-frankston-tynong-north-serial-killer**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-46-frankston-tynong-north-serial-killer/)
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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… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-63-catherine-holmes-georgina-watmore**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-63-catherine-holmes-georgina-watmore/)
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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. * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-62-honolulu-strangler**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-62-honolulu-strangler/)
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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… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-61-lin-family**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-61-lin-family/)
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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 For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-3**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-3/)
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[Part 2 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you… * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-2**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-2/)
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[Part 1 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you… * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-1**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-1/)
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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… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-59-amy-lynn-bradley**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-59-amy-lynn-bradley/)
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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 stepdad Craig Meehan, the night before. They’d got into it, and Shannon had sworn at Craig… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-58-shannon-matthews**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-58-shannon-matthews/)
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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… * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-57-walsh-street**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-57-walsh-street/)
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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… * * * Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-56-anita-cobby**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-56-anita-cobby/)
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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 kilometre to an unofficial bus stop located under the Kiel Mountain overpass… * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-54-daniel-morcombe**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-54-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…
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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. * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland **[Download the map of the attacks here](http://casefilepodcast.com/EARONmap4)** **[Download "The Homework" files here](http://casefilepodcast.com/EARONhomework)** For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1978-1979-part-4**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1978-1979-part-4/)
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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… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland **[Download the map of the attacks here](http://casefilepodcast.com/EARONmap3)** For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1977-1978-part-3**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1977-1978-part-3/)
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[Part 2 of 5] 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”… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland **[](casefilepodcast.com/EARONmap2)[Download the map of the attacks here](http://casefilepodcast.com/EARONmap2)** For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1977-part-2**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1977-part-2/)
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[Part 1 of 5] 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… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland [](casefilepodcast.com/EARONmap1)[**Download the map of the attacks here**](http://casefilepodcast.com/EARONmap1) For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1976-part-1**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1976-part-1/)
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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 For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-52-mary-beth-stauffer-jason-wilkman**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-52-mary-beth-stauffer-jason-wilkman/)
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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. * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-51-tina-watson**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-51-tina-watson/)
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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… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-50-jennifer-pan**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-50-jennifer-pan/)
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[Part 3 of 3] (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… * * * Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-49-moors-murders-part-3**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-49-moors-murders-part-3/)
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[Part 2 of 3] (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… * * * Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-49-moors-murders-part-2**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-49-moors-murders-part-2/)
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[Part 1 of 3] 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…. * * * Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-49-moors-murders-part-1**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-49-moors-murders-part-1/)
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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… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-48-suzy-lamplugh**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-48-suzy-lamplugh/)
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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… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-47-yara-gambirasio**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-47-yara-gambirasio/)
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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. * * * Researched and written by the Anonymous Host Greatly assisted in research and co-written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-46-frankston-tynong-north-serial-killer**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-46-frankston-tynong-north-serial-killer/)
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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 Priestland For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-45-port-arthur**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-45-port-arthur/)
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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… * * * Episode researched and co-written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-44-peter-falconio**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-44-peter-falconio/)
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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… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-43-keith-warren**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-43-keith-warren/)
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Van Nuys is a neighbourhood 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 Boulevard. 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… * * * Assisted in research and co-written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-42-sherri-rasmussen**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-42-sherri-rasmussen/)
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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…. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-41-mr-cruel**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-41-mr-cruel/)
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This is an update on the Lisa Marie Young case in Case 26. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-26-lisa-marie-young**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-26-lisa-marie-young/)
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This is an update on the Claremont Serial Killer case in Case 30. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/claremont**](http://casefilepodcast.com/claremont/)
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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 kilometres, 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. * * * Research for this episode by Victoria Dieffenbacher. Co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher and the Anonymous Host. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-40-john-newman**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-40-john-newman/)
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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 kilometres 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. * * * Victoria Dieffenbacher researched and co-wrote this episode. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-39-janelle-patton**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-39-janelle-patton/)
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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… * * * Victoria Dieffenbacher researched and co-wrote this episode. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/the-pikuls**](http://casefilepodcast.com/the-pikuls/)
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[Part 3 of 3] “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." * * * Research for this episode by Victoria Dieffenbacher. Co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher and the Anonymous Host. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/yorkshire-ripper-part-3**](http://casefilepodcast.com/yorkshire-ripper-part-3/)
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[Part 2 of 3] 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.” * * * * * * Research for this episode by Victoria Dieffenbacher. Co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher and the Anonymous Host. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/yorkshire-ripper-part-2**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-37-yorkshire-ripper-part-2)
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[Part 1 of 3] 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.” * * * Research for this episode by Victoria Dieffenbacher. Co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher and the Anonymous Host. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-37-yorkshire-ripper-part-1**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-37-yorkshire-ripper-part-1/)
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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. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-36-amok**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-36-amok/)
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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. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-35-operation-mayan**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-35-operation-mayan/)
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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… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-34-catholic-mafia**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-34-catholic-mafia/)
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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… * * * Research for this episode by Victoria Dieffenbacher. Co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher and the Anonymous Host. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-33-jaycee-lee-dugard**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-33-jaycee-lee-dugard/)
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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. 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. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-32-grace-kathleen-holmes**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-32-grace-kathleen-holmes/)
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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… * * * Research for this episode by Victoria Dieffenbacher. Co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher and the Anonymous Host. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-31-killer-couple**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-31-killer-couple/)
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This is an update on the Lindsay Buziak case in Case 28. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-28-lindsay-buziak**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-28-lindsay-buziak/)
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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… * * * Research for this episode by Victoria Dieffenbacher. Co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher and the Anonymous Host. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/claremont**](http://casefilepodcast.com/claremont/)
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The Burgate house was a secluded mansion on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, England. It was 8:30 pm, 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… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-29-the-burgate-house-murders**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-29-the-burgate-house-murders/)
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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…. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-28-lindsay-buziak**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-28-lindsay-buziak/)
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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. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-27-west-mesa-bone-collector**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-27-west-mesa-bone-collector/)
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Vancouver Island. Known for its breathtaking 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. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-26-lisa-marie-young**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-26-lisa-marie-young/)
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“If any bastard ever thought about going to the cops about us, they’ll be killed and so will their 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 the last episode. The person he said those words to? Paul Hetzel… [For all credits and sources please visit [](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-25-prue-bird/)[**casefilepodcast.com/case-25-prue-bird**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-25-prue-bird/)]
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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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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, Marguerite's three daughters were waiting. School had finished, and they were wondering where mum was… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-22-marguerite-edwards**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-22-marguerite-edwards/)
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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…. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-21-pamela-lawrence**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-21-pamela-lawrence/)
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The details of this case are extremely difficult to hear. Extreme child abuse and child murder are involved. This episode won't be for everybody. There is far more courtroom 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 courtroom confession is detailed and horrific. Listener discretion is advised. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-20-stoni-blair-and-stephen-berry**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-20-stoni-blair-and-stephen-berry/)
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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 victims 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. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-19-snowtown**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-19-snowtown/)
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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… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-18-the-north-hollywood-shootout**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-18-the-north-hollywood-shootout/)
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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 uninjured on the shoulder of the motorway. It didn’t look like much was going on at all… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-17-the-eriksson-twins**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-17-the-eriksson-twins/)
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Chris and Cru Kahui were twins, aged just three months old when they died in hospital, both suffering from traumatic brain injury. Their death was the result o a 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… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-16-chris-and-cru-kahui**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-16-chris-and-cru-kahui/)
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In the early 80’s a series of attacks occurred in the twin city area of Minnesota, USA. The victims were all women. Police struggled in the initial part of the investigation. There was no physical evidence, and there were no witnesses. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-15-the-weepy-voiced-killer**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-15-the-weepy-voiced-killer/)
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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… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-14-helen-munnings**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-14-helen-munnings/)
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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. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-13-the-family-court-murders**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-13-the-family-court-murders/)
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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 premeditated, pre-planned, pure evil? For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-12-katherine-knight**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-12-katherine-knight/)
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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 referred 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… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-11-anneliese-michel**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-11-anneliese-michel/)
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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… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-10-peter-shellard**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-10-peter-shellard/)
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He was implicated in a case of missing money from a courthouse 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. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-09-jonathan-luna**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-09-jonathan-luna/)
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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 manhunts followed. The media became critical of the lack of progress police were making on the case….but they did have a suspect. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-08-holly-wells-and-jessica-chapman**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-08-holly-wells-and-jessica-chapman/)
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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… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-07-julian-buchwald-and-carolynne-watson**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-07-julian-buchwald-and-carolynne-watson/)
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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 highly dependent patients who were immobile, suffering dementia and Alzheimer's disease. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-06-roger-dean**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-06-roger-dean/)
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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… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-05-donna-wheeler**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-05-donna-wheeler/)
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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… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-04-who-put-bella-in-the-witch-elm**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-04-who-put-bella-in-the-witch-elm/)
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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, a body of a 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 straightforward matter, but as the weeks and months went on, it became apparent that this case was anything but straightforward… 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. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-02-the-somerton-man**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-02-the-somerton-man/)
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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… For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-1-the-wanda-beach-murders**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-1-the-wanda-beach-murders/)
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.