Friday, November 13, 2020

103. Stark Raving Mad: George Trepal

 It is 1988 and we are going to Florida in a town called Alturas where a man received a strange and anonymous letter in the mail.  The note which had been typed stated, “ You and all your so-called family have 2 weeks to move out of Florida forever or else you will all die. This is no joke.”  At first, they believed this to be a prank but they would soon be proved wrong. What they didn’t yet know is how many would die and who in the world would ever have a problem with this nice suburban family.
Join Jen and Cam as we discuss ‘Stark Raving Mad: George Trepal’ on this edition of Our True Crime Podcast.

Listener Discretion is by the smooth talking Edward October @octoberpodVHS.

All Music, Editing and Exeutive P’ing is by Never the Sloucher Nico @wetalkofdreams.

Sources:
https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-11th-circuit/1606616.html
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1996-03-31-9604110244-story.html
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1996-03-31-9604110244-story.html
https://delanirbartlette.medium.com/george-trepal-evil-genius-69896b7c69c5
https://www.theledger.com/article/LK/20160103/News/608074776/LL
https://malefactorsregister.com/wp/poison-for-dummies/
https://www.floridasupremecourt.org/content/download/345265/file/01-2267_petition.pdf
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58dd76f1be6594d2a2b003ec/t/5b7f7cd2cd8366e8f19997e9/1535081684070/trepal+PETITION+FOR+EXECUTIVE+CLEMENCY+IN+A+CAPITAL+CASE.pdf
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/psycho-genius-inspired-agatha-christies-21556713

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

102. Through an Open Window: Sandy Jeffers

 In 2003, Sandy Jeffers had the world on a string.  She was set to receive her 2nd undergraduate degree and was planning to start the doctoral program at the University of Tennessee in the fall.

Sandy was a sweet, young woman, the type of person that people like to be around.  


Unfortunately, Sandy caught the attention of someone she didn't know.  Someone that she wouldn't know until it was too late.

 




Join Cam and Jen as we discuss Through an Open Window: Sandy Jeffers.

If you are in need of help, please reach out and get help.

Victim Connect: 1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224 En EspaƱol
The National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)


Sources:
https://www.marshall.edu/wcenter/stalking/characteristic-of-a-stalker/
https://donotpay.com/learn/stalkers/
http://cutekillers.com/?p=140
https://victimsofcrime.org/stalking-resource-center/
https://www.newspapers.com/image/284094041/?terms=aaron%20lee%20skeen&match=1
http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/910874/posts
https://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/Body-of-Abducted-Tenn-Student-Found-7097398.php
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4111430/episodes?season=1&ref_=tt_eps_sn_1
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/thecyberseekerssociety/aaron-skeen-guilty-murder-of-sandy-jeffers-t1723.html
http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2006/skeena081406.pdf
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1684682/posts
https://ssristories.org/man-murders-25-year-old-woman/
https://www.newspapers.com/image/593343447/?terms=sandy%2Bjeffers
https://www.newspapers.com/image/336376496/?terms=sandy%20jeffers%20kidnapped&match=1
https://www.newspapers.com/image/593232522/?terms=aaron%2Blee%2Bskeen
https://www.newspapers.com/image/113675021/?terms=sandy%2Bjeffers%2Bmurder
https://www.newspapers.com/image/284091076/?terms=SANDY%2BJEFFERS%2BAARON%2BSKEEN
https://www.newspapers.com/image/284094041/?terms=SANDY%2BJEFFERS%2BAARON%2BSKEEN
https://www.newspapers.com/image/593345322/?terms=sandy%20jeffers&match=1
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61806620/wanda-faye-jeffers
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7439110/sandy-jeffers


Saturday, October 31, 2020

101. The Werewolf Butcher: Jack Spillman

Jack Owen Spillman.png

It is April 13, 1995, when the daughter of 48 year old Rita Huffman was trying to reach her mom who was not answering the phone. Her sister, 15 year old Amanda was not asnwering the phone either making it especially strange since teens love the phone. Since she felt that something was not right, she headed over to the house to check on her mom and sister. When she arrived the front door was locked so she went into the backyard and entered through the sliding glass door. Once she entered the house, she would find a vicious brutal crime scene. A monster had paid and visit to this innocent, beautiful family.

Join Jen and Cam on this episode of Our True Crime Podcast as we discuss The Werewolf Butcher: Jack Spillman.

Promo is from our friend Jack Luna @real_leroy_luna and his new podcast EXCUSE ME, THAT’S ILLEGAL

Listener Discretion by our friend with the mystical, magical voice: Edward October @octroberpodVHS

Our music is produced by our executive producer Nico from @wetalkofdreams

Sources:
https://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/sp
https://www.newsbreak.com/washington/spokane/news/1532078989796/jack-spillman-aka-the-werewolf-butcher-brutally-mutilated-one-woman-and-two-girls-in-washington-state-evil-lives-here-investigatesillman-jack-owen.htm
https://www.spokesman.com/stories/1996/may/01/spillman-pleads-guilty-to-killing-mother-daughter/
https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/lifestyles/an-escalating-evil-seeds-of-deviancy-planted-in-childhood-experts-say/article_cc7d6b98-0897-5da3-afe1-a5a77928c55f.html (special thanks to Dee Riggs who did a great article)
https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/local/a-serial-killer-emerges-long-before-he-murdered-rita-and-mandy-huffman-there-were-plenty/article_df4766dc-a4c2-57ff-98f6-91803dfd247c.html
https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=19960501&slug=2326904
(below is graphic) https://books.google.com/books?id=BDXNBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA406&lpg=PA406&dq=penny+davis+spillman&source=bl&ots=QGOOg4190t&sig=ACfU3U3iuguZAgZ7eEPSpDNRc3SnoAd0Aw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjNkPiflNfsAhXTK80KHRKkDUk4ChDoATASegQIBxAC#v=onepage&q=penny%20davis%20spillman&f=false
Check out Evil Lives Here for an enlightening look into the killer's life told by his sisters. Season 7, Ep. 12

 *Warning: this episode is extremely graphic. It deals with the death of a child and animal mutilation. Discretion is advised. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

100. Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy: William "Billy" McGrath




 When someone claiming to be millionaire interior designer Billy McGrath calls Billy's financial advisor, police are called. Friends and family haven't seen Billy in two weeks and are very concerned.   
Police learn that Billy had been living in fear.  Did someone hurt Billy or did he go on the run?

Join Cam & Jen as we discuss Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?: William "Billy" McGrath

Promo by our friend Paige of Reverie Podcast

Listener Discretion by Edward OctoberpodVHS
www.youtube.com/channel/UCZQk-oAsjZNG18y8bX24c6w\]

Producer and all Music by Nico Vettese
www.wetalkofdreams.com

Sources:

https://www.leagle.com/decision/inazco20121002008
http://archive.azcentral.com/news/articles/20110524phoenix-2009-body-discovered-abrk.html
http://americancrimeonline.blogspot.com/2011/05/investigators-recovering-body-of-man.html
https://www.publicpolicerecord.com/arizona/doc-prisoner/BRADLEY_TOCKER/085358

 

 

 

Billy McGrath's truck
Map of where to find Billy McGrath's body

 

99. The Trouble with Alice: Alice Crimmins

 

The year is 1965 and Alice Crimmins is not like most of the women of the time as she is about to be a divorced woman with two small children, 4-year-old Alice Marie who went by Missy, and 5-year-old Eddie.  She dressed well and had style, ladies wanted to be friends with her and men wanted to marry her. She was the envy of almost all of them-- that was-- until something happened that summer day and now, no one would ever want to trade places with Alice.  It was July 14, 1965, when Alice went into the bedroom to wake Missy and Eddie only to see they were not still in their messy unmade beds. Instead, the window was wide open as the sheers were blowing in the wind. Her babies were missing but who could have or would have done such a horrible thing?


Join Jen and Cam as we discuss ‘The Trouble with Alice’ on this episode of Our True Crime Podcast.

The promo is by our good friend Mike @brewcrime who launched a new podcast with Emma @truecrimewitch called #trail of destruction. Check them out: @Destructioncast

LD is by our hauntingly horrific @octoberpodVHS If you haven’t listened, it has the perfect chill in the ear.

Our editor, executive producer, and a great all-around chap is courtesy of Nico @wetalkofdreams. You need talent in your life or your podcast, you must check him out.

Sources:
https://irishamerica.com/2020/03/wild-irish-women-more-sinned-against-than-sinning/
https://www.encyclopedia.com/law/law-magazines/alice-crimmins-trials-1968-1971
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/sexpot-trial-tale-crimmins-custody-fight-1960s-ends-death-article-1.132749
Investigation Discovery series A Crime to Remember episode, "Go Ask Alice", aired in 2013
https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/casey-anthony-alice-crimmins-moms-trial-mesmerize-article-1.132336




Wednesday, October 7, 2020

98. That Girl is Poison: Mary Clement

 

Known as the "Great Equalizer", Arsenic has been used for thousands of years to get rid of one's enemy.  It's tasteless, odorless and easily slipped into one's food.

Roman Emperor Nero was suspected of using arsenic to seize the throne from his stepbrother’s throne in the 1st Century,

The aristocratic 16th-century family, the Borgia's, were well known for killing off their political opponents with this naturally found element.

Many women have also used arsenic to escape their marriages when divorce was impossible. Not only was it readily available, but it was also hard to detect in the day.

Join Cam and Jen as we discuss That Girl Is Poison: Mary Clement.  





Today's episode was researched and written by E.J. Hammon
E.J. has a unique perspective into the mind of a brutal serial killer, Ted Bundy. Her work on Bundy has been featured on Bizarrepedia, the True Crime Guy web site, and she wrote Season 3 of the hit crime podcast, Criminology.  (Today she adds the “Our True Crime” podcast to her list of credentials.) She is currently working with French author Fabien Richard on a book featuring the voices of Ted Bundy’s victims, survivors, and various law enforcement officials who interacted with him. The book is expected to be published sometime next year under the title “Ted Bundy: Memories of the Beast.” She can currently be found on Facebook and Twitter @RoseDysfunction

Promo is Crimes and Consequences @tntcrimes


Listener discretion by our long time spooky friend, Edward from @octoberpodvhs
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZQk-oAsjZNG18y8bX24c6w

Produced and musical score by the extremely talented and OTCP's bestie, Nico Vitesse
https://wetalkofdreams.com/

Sources:

“1858 Bradford Sweets Poisoning.” Wikipedia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1858_Bradford_sweets_poisoning
“A Mania for Poison. The Memphis Daily Appeal. 1885, July 21.
=https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045160/1885-06-21/ed-1/seq-
1/#date1=1885&sort=date&rows=20&words=Kleman+Mary&searchType=basic&s
equence=0&index=7&state=&date2=1885&proxtext=Mary+Kleman&y=0&x=0&da
teFilterType=yearRange&page=1
Frith, John. “Arsenic – The Poison of Kings and the Saviour of Syphilis.” JMHV.
https://jmvh.org/article/arsenic-the-poison-of-kings-and-the-saviour-of-syphilis/
Heckenbach, Jim. 2007, December 27.
http://www.heckenbach.org/maryclement.html
Hempel, Sarah. “What’s Your Poison?” (2013, June 8) Daily Mail.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2335464/Whats-poison-Easy-buy-
tasteless-lethal-tiny-doses-arsenic-regarded-perfect-murder-weapon.html
Lindley, Robin. “Arsenic: Victorians’ Secret.” Crosscut. 2010, September 2.
https://crosscut.com/2010/09/arsenic-victorians-
secret#:~:text=Arsenic%20pervaded%20almost%20every%20aspect%20of%20life
%20in,as%20a%20rat%20killer%20by%20the%20early%201800s.
“Mary Clement.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Clement
“Mary Klemen’s Story.” Omaha Bee. 1885, June 23.
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn99021999/1885-06-23/ed-1/seq-
1/#date1=1885&sort=date&rows=20&words=Kleman+Mary&searchType=basic&s
equence=0&index=16&state=&date2=1885&proxtext=Mary+Kleman&y=0&x=0&
dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1”
Schutze, James. “Preacher’s Girl.” pp. 40-41. New York. William Morrow and
Company, Inc., 1993. Print.
Smith, Roger. “Arsenic: A Murderous History.” Dartmouth.
https://sites.dartmouth.edu/toxmetal/arsenic/arsenic-a-murderous-history/

St. Estephe. “Marie ‘Mary’ Clement.” Unknown Misandry. 2011, September 22.
https://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2011/09/mary-kleman-iowa-serial-killer-
1885.html

97. The Disappearance of Jack



 It is October 3, 1999, when Lt. Cliff Mathews reports to a nearby residence to take a report about a missing man. A young woman answers the door and informs the officer that 71-year-old Jack Irwin has not checked in with anyone and it had been several weeks since she had heard from him. The woman explained that she had only known Jack for about 7 months. During that time, she would help Jack around the house like cooking and cleaning as well as run errands. She tells the officer that she last saw Jack when she dropped him off at the Metrolink station at 5 pm on Sept 13. She explained that Jack was going to take the Metrolink into LA where he was going to catch another train from Los Angeles to Seattle. The story only gets more strange from here.

Join Jen and Cam on this episode of Our True Crime Podcast as we discuss ‘The Disappearance of Jack.’

As always, our friend Edward October from @octoberpodVHS does our listener’s discretion at the top of the pod.

All of our episodes are edited by the amazingly talented (and recently award-nominated) Nico from @wetalkofdreams.  He also does all the original music and is our executive producer too.

Sources:
https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/the-jailhouse-confessions-of-the-female-grifter-who-beheaded-a-korean-war-vet
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2004-dec-16-me-headless16-story.html
https://militaryjusticeforall.com/1999/09/13/disabled-korean-war-veteran-jack-irwin-us-army-targeted-for-disability-benefits-bank-account-assets-then-murdered-1999/
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2004-oct-27-me-headless27-story.html
https://www.recordnet.com/article/20041104/A_NEWS/311049948
https://www.laweekly.com/beheading-on-mount-baldy/