Wednesday, March 25, 2020

79. The Murder Game


 

It’s January 18, 1987, at the Alpine Manor Nursing home in Walker, Michigan when a nurse, who was making her rounds, went into the room of a 60-year-old Alzheimer’s patient named Marguerite Chambers. The older woman was unresponsive and not breathing. A team rushed in to revive Marguerite but it was too late. It seems that the woman died sometime during the night. Death is not uncommon in nursing homes but Marguerite was still pretty healthy and her death was not expected. Her family had been in to visit her just the day before and had brought their loved one a balloon bouquet. Her passing was a shock to them but being that she was in a later stage in life, they knew it would happen one day. As is standard practice the staff let the family know and that they needed to come and retrieve her belongings. It was only then that a family member noticed that one of the balloons that they have given their beloved mother and friend was missing. Did someone take one of Marguerite’s balloons and her life? The answer would come but not before others would die just as mysteriously.

Join Jen and Cam on this Our True Crime Podcast episode entitled ‘The Murder Game.’

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Our listener discretion is courtesy of our friend Edward October from @octoberpodVHS
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Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwendolyn_Graham_and_Cathy_Woodes:
https://www.nytimes.com/1989/11/03/us/ex-nursing-home-aide-gets-life-term-in-5-patient-killings.html
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-10-11-mn-356-story.html
https://www.ibtimes.com/american-horror-story-season-6-spoilers-who-gwen-graham-cathy-wood-truth-about-2420546
"Woman Sentenced In Patients' Deaths" (Nov 3, 1989). Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/she-could-do-it-again-serial-nursing-home-killer-released-moving-fort-mill/3D6ZT2Z2TND75DVACIXMUF7V7M/
https://killer.cloud/serial-killers/show/548/cathy-wood
https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2018/10/23/catherine-may-wood-gwendolyn-graham-alpine-manor-nursing-home-lethal-lovers-true-crime-murder/1740162002/

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

78. To Protect and Serve...and Murder : Gerald Schaefer


On July 21, 1972, a man named Gerald John Schaefer picked up two teenage girls who were hitch-hiking. Schaefer told 17-year-old Pamela Wells and 18-year-old Nancy  Trotter that hitchhiking was illegal in Martin County. It wasn’t, but they were young, so they believed him. What this stranger had planned for these two young teens would, thankfully, not happen. The story these two girls would tell officers would lead to a trail of victims and from an unlikely suspect.

Join Jen and Cam on this Our True Crime Podcast episode entitled ‘To Protect and Serve...and Murder.’

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Sources:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjV7NDAUW7s
https://www.amazon.com/Hangman-Life-Crimes-Gerard-Schaefer/dp/1987902165
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_John_Schaefer
https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Gerard_Schaefer
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1346&dat=19780512&id=T1RNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qfoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6167,3669114&hl=en
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axY-2QEDlIQ
https://alookintotheworldofserialkillersandothermurders.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/gerard-john-schaefer-a-kiiller-cop-doing-doubles/
https://books.google.com/books?id=7K4amzFbIrYC&pg=PA50&lpg=PA50&dq=St.+Thomas+Aquinas+High+School+Gerard+Schaefer&source=bl&ots=xYZXzXo-11&sig=IrrVelIDattEMG4MVndcjeeU5nw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi11_j5yuPbAhWTAHwKHaoSBKI4ChDoAQhDMAg#v=onepage&q=St.%20Thomas%20Aquinas%20High%20School%20Gerard%20Schaefer&f=false
https://books.google.com/books?id=fmfxBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA137#v=onepage&q&f=false
https://web.archive.org/web/20100710153845/http://web.ukonline.co.uk/ruth.buddell/schaefer.htm

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

77. Leslie "Mad Dog" Irvin: Indiana Serial Killer

A huge thank you to Cynthia Boatright Raleigh for sending us the script for this week's episode.  Her excellent research and writing skills make for an
excellent story.

On December 2, 1954, Mary Holland was found dead on the floor of her liquor store bathroom.  Her hands were tied behind her back and a .38 caliber bullet in her skull.

Three weeks later Wesley Kerr was found dead at the gas station where he worked. Hands tied behind his back and with a gunshot wound to the head. 

It seemed Evansville, Indiana had a killer on the loose.

Join Cam and Jen, with the help of Cynthia Boatright Raleigh, as they discuss Leslie "Mad Dog" Irvin: Indiana Serial Killer

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Original music by Nico Vettese @wetalkofdreams


Sources:

• Browning Genealogical Database: http://browning.evpl.org/
• Courier & Press photo archive: http://digital.evpl.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16848coll1
• Courtlistener.com: https://www.courtlistener.com/?q=Irvin+v.+Dowd
• Henderson Kentucky History: http://hendersonkyhistory.com/DuncanMurders.htm
• Murderpedia.org: http://www.murderpedia.org/male.I/i/irvin-leslie.htm
• Newspapers.com: Evansville Courier-Press 4/13/55; Harrisburg Daily Register 4/14/55; Franklin Star 1/23/56; Nashville Banner 4/14/55; St. Louis Globe-Democrat 2/10/56; Danville Bee 4/14/55; Princeton Herald 1/25/56; Kokomo Tribune 1/19/56; Terre Haute Star 6/14/62.
• Princeton Daily Clarion: Newspapers from April 11, 1955-January 29, 1956.
• Public vital records: Census records, death certificates
• WNIN television special “Top 9 Series – Crime”: https://video.wnin.org/video/wnins-top-9-crimes/

76. The Jamison Family Mystery


 

On October 16, 2009, in Red Oak Oklahoma hunters come across a truck on the side of the road near the top of Panola Mountain. As they start to look around and investigate, they notice that the truck is locked but there is a dog inside. The puppy didn’t look well as it seemed like she had been inside this truck for a long time. The hunters fan out and look around to see if they can find the owner of the truck but have no luck. They call in the Latimer County Sheriff’s to get help.  Investigators arrive, look in the truck and they know immediately something was not right. What happened to the Jamison family? Join Jen and Cam on Our True Crime Podcast as we discuss The Jamison Family Mystery.








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Listener discretion is by the awesome Edward October from @octoberpodVHS
All that original harmonious music and flawless editing is courtesy by the one and only Nico @wetalkofdreams Jen and Cam couldn’t do this without Edward and Nico.

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamison_family_deaths
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/found-remains-could-belong-to-missing-oklahoma-family/article_b1c70d73-fac2-5bb0-a61c-979e7acdf58f.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q1FzhMY8FQ
https://web.archive.org/web/20140116092225/http://truecrimezine.com/missing-jamison-family/#
http://newsok.com/jamison-family-was-threatened-by-relative-before-vanishing-records-show/article/3909260/?page=1
https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geK9fe015ess8ANxtXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByZnU4cmNpBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwM5BHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--/RV=2/RE=1583301727/RO=10/RU=http%3a%2f%2fwww.the13thfloor.tv%2f2016%2f05%2f04%2fthe-disturbing-unexplained-mystery-of-the-jamison-family-disappearance%2f/RK=2/RS=aNIlaC3srZhJyU8oW7VBYq4esEU-
https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrJ7J901F5eKO0A_wBXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBybGY3bmpvBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--/RV=2/RE=1583301876/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2fallthatsinteresting.com%2fjamison-family/RK=2/RS=h2Fd4NNnW5JhINsdXTB3JezEefE-
Investigation Discovery series Disappeared episode titled "Paradise Lost".
https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrJ7J901F5eKO0ACwFXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByNXQ0NThjBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwM1BHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--/RV=2/RE=1583301876/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2ftruecrimediva.com%2fjamison-family-mystery%2f/RK=2/RS=uizQAXiV1cfQlauGVIQWbvASZkw-

Thursday, February 27, 2020

75. The Mornington Monster: Family Annihilator John Sharpe


 





****Warning****  This episode is not for the squeamish.You have been warned.







Mornington, Victoria Austria is a quiet coastal town that is located about 35 miles or 57 kilometers south of Melbourne. Many folks from Melbourne take day trips to visit the beaches and wineries that Mornington has to offer.

On May 26, 2004, 37 John Sharpe, a lifelong resident of Mornington goes on TV to plead for anyone with any information about his wife and daughter who have been missing since the end of March.
Although John seems like a concerned father, his body language makes the public suspicious. There seems to be more to the story that the tale John Sharpe is telling but no one is prepared for the truth.

Join Jen and Cam as they discuss the Mornington Monster, Family Annihilator John Sharpe.

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Listener discretion by the always amazing Edward October of OctoberpodVHS
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Producer/Audio editing and production by Nico at   wetalkofdreams.com
Theme and all music by Nico at wetalkofdreams.com
(Nico can also cook and bake.  Ladies, he is a catch!)

Sources:
http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/vic/VSC/2005/276.html
https://www.smh.com.au/national/i-killed-wife-and-daughter-with-speargun-husband-20050202-gdklvk.html
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/crimeinfocus/mornington-monster-john-sharpe-murdered-family-with-speargun-as-they-slept/news-story/b811071182c87306f4ac1defac93d77e
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10355085
https://www.whimn.com.au/talk/people/he-murdered-his-wife-with-a-speargun-4-days-later-he-shot-their-baby-girl/news-story/a8c5798b796c46ca9d3694d00e4fa288
https://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/sharpe-john-myles.htm
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=3585988
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10396187
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/a-real-madness-washed-over-me/news-story/229d0a5d15c3641a251531fafe5876bf
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/speargun-killer-john-sharpes-elaborate-deceit-and-murder-of-his-pregnant-wife-and-toddler-gracie-shocked-melbourne/news-story/a216d1a7fe8f117ce079e4e1c316c301
https://www.amazon.com.au/Why-Did-They-Cheryl-Critchley-ebook/dp/B00XMLMB6A
Crime Investigation Australia  Season 1 Episode 5

74. What Happened to Tiffany?



Twenty-year-old Tiffany Sessions is a junior at the University of Florida studying economics and getting excited to get her life started. It is February 9, 1989, and Tiffany had finished all her classes and decided she would go out and take a walk before hunkering down for a night of studying. Tiffany told her roommate she was going to take her usual powerwalk and she would be back soon which meant she would be returning around 6 pm or so.


Six o’clock comes and goes and Tiffany has not come home yet. By 8 pm, her roommate is starting to worry as this was not like Tiffany at all. At 9 pm, her roommate calls the police and then calls Tiffany’s parents to tell them she was not yet home.  It would take a lot of police work and many years of dead-end leads to figure out what just what happened to Tiffany Sessions on that winter day.


Join Jen and Cam on this episode of Our True Crime Podcast entitled “What Happened to Tiffany?”

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Promo is by our friends @murderandmore

We have a BRAND SPANKING new Listener Discretion by the eerie Edward October from @octoberpodVHS


All our music and flawless editing is provided by the noble Nice @wetalkofdreams


Sources:

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article225472130.html

https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/4m8eff/tiffany_sessions_disappearance_in_florida_missing/

http://charleyproject.org/case/tiffany-louise-sessions

https://www.jacksonville.com/breaking-news/2014-02-05/story/breaking-suspect-tiffany-sessions-cold-case?+JacksonvillecomNews+%28Jacksonville+Local+News+%E2%80%93+Jacksonville.com+and+The+Florida+Times-Union%29

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-the-search-for-tiffany-sessions/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Tiffany_Sessions

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/article1960072.html

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/article1960072.html

https://criminalmisconduct.blogspot.com/2016/08/what-happened-to-tiffany-sessions.html

https://www.google.com/search?q=tiffany+sessions+bones&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi_j7zi8dvnAhVGa80KHSkdBNsQ1QIoAHoECAsQAQ&biw=1164&bih=810&safe=active&ssui=on

Thursday, February 13, 2020

73. The Tragic Death of Amora


*Warning: today’s episode is extremely graphic and contains details involving child abuse. Listener discretion is advised.
Image result for amora blaine


Blaine Milam, 18 years old, had just been released from jail and was now deemed a sex offender. It was shortly after his ‘self-imposed’ release that he met Jessica Carson.  Jessica was still in high school in January 2008 when she fell for Blaine. Jessica, however, was not just a high school teen--she was a mom to a baby girl by the name of Amora, which means ‘love.’  While this threesome would join together and create the perfect family they had always dreamed about, this time would not last. Mental illness, drug abuse and religious delusions set in and all come to together ending with a murder of the most innocent.

Join Jen and Cam on Our True Crime Podcast as we discuss ‘The Tragic Death of Little Amora.’

Promo by our friends at @murderupnorth

Listener Discretion by the efficacious Edward Octoberpod @octoberpodVHS
Original music and editing is courtesy of the nefarious Nico @wetalkofdreams

Sources: https://www.facebook.com/justiceforamora/
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Conroe-jury-hears-horrific-details-of-injuries-to-1696955.php
https://caselaw.findlaw.com/tx-court-of-appeals/1622523.html
https://truecrimeandcoffee.com/f/the-murder-of-13-month-old-amora-bain-carson
http://www.angelizdsplace.com/child122.htm
https://www.houstonpress.com/news/blaine-milam-strong-candidate-for-tool-of-the-decade-on-trial-in-conroe-for-east-texas-exorcist-baby-murder-6737419
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=7739.0;wap2
https://www.kltv.com/story/9451701/update-rusk-county-baby-had-bite-marks-murder-scene-was-gruesome/
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-toddlers-exorcism-turns-deadly/
Herzog, Werner: On Death Row   https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3279048/?ref_=ttep_ep3