Friday, December 21, 2018

The 12 Nightmares Before Christmas Day 10 The Sex Slave Murders

Day 10
A young couple terrorized the Sacramento area as they hunted young girls with the hopes of turning them into sex slaves. Ten victims would die before investigators captured the serial killer couple behind the crime spree. Join Jen and Cam as we discuss the Sex Slave Murders on the 10th Nightmare Before Christmas on Our True Crime Podcast.

The 12 Nightmares Before Christmas Day 9 The Scorpion

Day 9
Cam and Jen talk about a The Scorpion. A man in Poland was attacking women with a hammer.  20 women were assaulted, 9 died.
Warning: Cam and Jen have problems keeping somber. The murders were horrible, but the killer ain't right.
Promos and Listener Discretion by @octoberpodvhs -Cam and Jen lend their voices
Holiday Greetings by Jen's Hadley

The 12 Nightmares Before Christmas Day 8 The Red Headed Murders

In the late 70’s, early 80’s a series of killings were committed along major highways throughout the United States. The only connection was that most of these women had red hair but due to their transient lifestyle, many have never been identified nor has their killer. Join Jen and Cam as we discuss the Red Head Murders on the 8th Nightmares Before Christmas. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The 12 Nightmare Before Christmas: Day 7 C Is For Killer

Do you smell something? Well this landlord in Philly PA sure did!
Cam and Jen talk about one strange case on this episode. Wait until you hear about this killer's special friend. Your childhood may never be the same.

Holiday Greetings from our friend
A Non Mom Happy Hour

Listener Discretion by the ever so fabulous

 Plus our amazing music is by Nico from We Talk of Dreams

The 12 Nightmare Before Christmas Day 6 The Case of Charlie Chop Off

In 1972, a young boy was murdered and mutilated in New York City but he was only the first one. The killer would torment the city for two years until a suspect was finally found but the case still remains unsolved to this day. Join Jen and Cam as we discuss the case of Charlie Chop-off on the 6th Nightmare Before Christmas.

Listener Discretion by the ever effervescent Octoberpodvhs

Holiday Greetings by the stellar Great Lakes True Crime

Sunday, December 16, 2018

The 12 Nightmares Before Christmas Day 5 Mad Dog Killing Spree

James "Mad Dog Tabowsky       Arthur "Meatball" Colombe

Day 5

In 1950 James Tabowsky was sentenced to die in the electric chair.  Due to the only witness to his crime being declared insane, he escaped Old Sparky and was released from prison. 

For a man that claimed he would lead a life on the straight and narrow, he didn't do so well.

Small business owners in Hartford Connecticut became terrified for a 10 week period in 1956 when

Mad Dog and his new friend Meatball were on a robbery spree leaving people dead in their wake.

Holiday Greeting from
People Are Wild

Of course the listener discretion is by Edward October from OctoberpodVHS

The 12 Nightmares Before Christmas Day 4 The Tube Sock Killer

In the mid 1980's, three people were found murdered while a fourth went missing in a remote camping area in Washington state. With no witnesses and the only survivor being a two year old found miles away in a shopping plaza, police were baffled.  Twenty five years later in 2011,  the skull of the missing victim was found but would this answer the authorities lingering questions or only raise more?

  Join Jen and Cam as we discuss the unsolved Tube Sock Killings on episode 4 of the 12 Nightmares Before Christmas. 

Listener Discretion by the sultry voiced Edward Octoberpod from OctoberpodVHS
Holiday Greeting by the Grinch, also known as Glen, from Glen Thinks Stuff podcast

The 12 Nightmares Before Christmas Day 3 Arsenic & Old Bertha

Day 3
Arsenic & Old Bertha
If you fell ill in Catawissa Missouri around the time of prohibition, chances are pretty high Good Samaritan Bertha Gifford would be there to help you.
She would grab her satchel with her home made remedies and never leave your bedside until you were feeling better.  Or you died.
Remember kids...don't take candy from Bertha

Listener Discretion by the ever wonderful Edward October.  Be sure to check out his amazing YouTube.  Promo is also for OctoberpodVHS.
Holiday Greeting by California True Crime

The 12 Nightmares Before Christmas Day 2 Left For Dead

Day 2
Left For Dead
After following their dream of biking across the United States, two ivy league students decide to camp in a scenic Oregon campground.
No one could have ever imagined what these two women would endure that night.
Join Cam and Jen as they talk about this creepy case and the 2 brave women an attacker thought he killed.
Listener Discretion by the ever wonderful Edward October.  Be sure to check out his amazing YouTube channel.  Promo is also for OctoberpodVHS

Holiday Greetings by Conspeared Podcast

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The 12 Nightmares Before Christmas: Day 1 LIttle Jane Hope Doe

Cam and Jen have a special holiday surprise for everyone!
The 12 Nightmares Before Christmas!
Plus listen to our new holiday listner's discretion by OctoberpodVHS

1st Day
Little Jane Hope Doe
In 1983 an unidentified body of a little girl was found in an abandoned building.  
Listen in to see why the mystery of this little girl has touched the hearts of many of us in St Louis Mo

River Front Times
Fox News
STL Today

Thursday, December 6, 2018

21. Unleashed Rage: Levi Scott

A young man with the world ahead of him snaps and kills two people in an attempt to steal their car but the worst was about to come. A Texas family would be paid a visit by evil in the middle of the night. He stole their lives but he left a survivor. One brave little girl stands up against him and helps put him away. Join Jen and Cam as we discuss 'Unleashed Rage: Levi King.'

Animal Violence Warning: We discuss animal violence at these times during the episode.  Please fast forward if you have difficulty hearing such things.   I know I do.
First at the 8min to 8:45 mark
Second at the 18:50 to 19:50 minute mark
Third at the 26:10 to 26:20 minute mark
A big thank you to DJ for getting these times for us.  ❤️

Promos from our friends
Dare Daniel Movie Podcast
Things That Keep Me Up At Night

Music by Nico at We Talk of Dreams
Listener Discretion by the one and only
Edward October of OctoberpodVHS on YouTube

The Killer Speaks A&E TV

20. The Lost Boys: Scott Kleeschulte, Todd 'TJ' Pigg and Ben Hurt

In 1988, nine year Scott Kleeschulte vanished from his neighborhood in the St Charles, Missouri

Two years later, Todd 'TJ' Pigg Jr and Ben Hurt disappeared from the exact same neighborhood.

Everyone in the town kept their children close and preached about Stranger Danger

They never even thought it could be someone that walked among them.

Our awesome listener discretion is voiced by the uber talented Edward October.  Make sure to check out his YouTube channel OctoberpodVHS.  He never disappoints.

Promos this week are of or friends
NRI Woman Podcast  
FriGay the 13th Horror Podcast

And our most fabulous music is by Nico of We Talk of Dreams

 Link ~ Mostly STL Louis Post Dispatch

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

19. Murderous Melodies: Killing You Softly With Our Songs Thanksgiving special


Murderous Melodies
Crime may not pay but it sure does provide an entertaining way for a singer to tell a unique story. 
The murder ballad has been around for as long as singing and murder itself. 
The murder ballad, a sub-genre from the ballad, is a song that tells a narrative about 
a crime often including the 'why’ as well as the fallout. Join Cam and Jen as we attempt (badly) 
to sing (please have ear plugs ready) and discuss some tunes you may have never known 
were based on a twisted true tale. 

New listener discretion by the wonderfully fabulous OctoberpodVHS    Do yourself a favor and check him out!

Promos for our friends

Bad At Love Podcast
People Are Wild Podcast

Links for the songs so you can hear them they way they were supposed to sound.

Love gone wrong between Frankie Baker and Allen Britt:
This song has been covered by many greats such as the above Jimmie Rogers. Also check out   Johnny Cash's version:

Murder committed by 'Stack' Lee Shelton over a hat:
"Stack O' Lee" by Mississippi John Hurt:

Murder of Georgia Moses:
"Georgia Lee" by Tom Waits

Maria Marten Murder:
"Murder in the Red Barn" by Tom Waits

The Moor Murders-Ian Brady and Myra Hindley:
"Suffer Little Children" by The Smiths

Grover Cleveland Elementary Shooting by Brenda Spencer:
"I Don't Like Mondays" by The Boomtown Rats

Gary Ridgeway 'Greenriver Killer':
"Deep Red Balls" by Neko Case

Abduction of a 14 year old girl by Gerald Friend:

Jennifer Levin/ murdered by the Preppy Killer Robert Chambers:

Sunday, November 18, 2018

18. Playing God: Larry Gene Bell

 In 1985, seventeen-year-old Sharon Faye Smith ("Shari") was abducted from the driveway of her Lexington County, South Carolina home. Quickly, authorities gathered.  A manhunt and search was launched as they desperately looked for this beautiful young girl. A phone call to her distraught family was about to change everything. Could the police locate the psychopath before it was too late or would he strike again?

Promos from our friends
Go Postal
Everyone Has a Story

Forensic Files:

Shuler, Rita Y. (2007). Murder in the Midlands: Larry Gene Bell and the 28 Days of Terror That Shook South Carolina. The History Press. ISBN 1-59629-250-4.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

17. On The Edge Of Sanity: Dale Merle Nelson 2 episodes

In 1970, after a day of heavy drinking, Dale went on a rampage and murdered 8 people.
Not much has been published about Dale's killing spree, so we set out to find all the details.
Join us as we talk about Dale and his decent into madness.  Or was he really insane?
Warning: These episodes deal with graphic violence and details not meant for kids to h
ear.  Or for anyone to hear really.  Please be aware that it may contain triggers and cause nightmares.

Promos this week are from our friends:
We Too
Moms And Murder

Photos by John Denniston

The Limits of Sanity By Larry Still:  Book is out of Print

Our Halloween Episode 2018: Three Mile House

Happy Halloween 2018!
Since it's our favorite time of the year, we decided to do something more ghostly that murdery.
Join us as we tell a few personal unexplained happenings.  Then Jen tells us about her favorite haunted house close to St Louis.  We bet you've never heard of this place!
This week we have promos from our friends:
It's Haunted...Now What
Florida Men
Extra special shout out to Cam.  She spent HOURS putting this baby together!  Thanks, buddy!

Haunted Odyssey by Jim Longo 

16. Killer Next Door: William Lester Suff

A man searching for cans thinks he sees a mannequin. As the man got closer, he could see it was not a mannequin but the body of a young woman. There were few clues but sadly it wouldn’t be long before this California killer would again come calling. And again. And again and many more times.

This is the story of a man who lived a seemingly normal life right alongside the officers who were desperately looking for a madman. Little did they realize he was right in front of them. Please join us as we discuss the ‘Riverside Killer’ also known as the ‘Lake Elsinore Killer’ William Suff.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

15. Killer Looks: John Norman Collins and the Michigan Murders

It started in July of 1967.  Young women in a small college town started to go missing.  They would later be found dead. Their bodies mutilated.  
It would be two years before the killer would be found. 
No one suspected the cute, clean cut college kid.
Looks can be deadly.

Don't forget to stay for the out takes!
Music by Nico We Talk of Dreams
Promos from our friends:

A Crime to RememberA New Kind of Monster, December 10, 2013,1050722&hl=en
Keyes, Edward (1976). The Michigan Murders. U.S.A.: Reader's Digest Press. ISBN 978-0-472-03446-8.,101354&hl=en,5848198&hl=en

14. Poisoned Truth: James Joseph Richardson

Imagine losing your entire family to murder and the police blame you for the heinous crime. You are then locked up for life in prison.

Poisoned Truth is the story about lies, hidden depositions and lost documents.  It's a story about a flawed system. One that failed a family and community.

Killafornia Dreaming
Mythical Podcast

 And of course our awesome music was composed by Nico at We Talk of Dreams

"Delayed Justice". The Miami Herald. December 13, 1988.,8744691

13 . Posed For Murder: Debbie Gama

Debbie Gama was 16 years old when she stormed out of her house, like most teens she was upset about a fight with her mother.
Debbie never came back home.
Her body was found 5 days later in Cussewago Creek.
The town was shocked when they found out who was responsible for her death.

And we were shocked to find out who else shows up in this web of murderers.

Be sure to listen all the way to the very end, we shared a few out takes

New music by Nico at We Talk of Dreams
Promos:  Ignorance Was Bliss
              Heartland Homicide
Special thanks to Lanie at True Crime Fan Club for suggesting Nico!       

Fox New
Richard's Blog
Erie's History and Memorabilia Facebook Page           

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

12. Blood on the Bayou

Blood on the Bayou

It was July 1997, when 19-year-old David Mitchell's body was found
near Hahnville, Louisana. Six months later in December 1997,
the body of 20-year-old Gary Pierre was found in St. Charles Parish
followed by the discovery of the body of 38-year-old Larry Ranson
in July 1998. Young men were being murdered at an alarming rate
in and around the party capital of the south. The victimology was
telling the police that these young men were connected but it also
told them that their greatest fear was about to be confirmed. There
was a serial killer on the loose and he was just getting started.
Join us as we discuss the Bayou Blue strangler on this episode
of Our True Crime Podcast.

Bayou Strangler Victims
NameAgeDate foundLocation found
David Mitchell19July 1997St. Charles Parish
Gary Pierre20December 1997St. Charles Parish
Larry Ranson38July 1998St. Charles Parish
Oliver LeBanks27October 1998Metarie, Jefferson Parish
Joseph Brown16October 1998Kenner, Jefferson Parish
Bruce Williams18November 1998Jefferson Parish
Manuel Reed21May 1999Kenner, Jefferson Parish
Angel Mejia34June 1999Kenner, Jefferson Parish
Mitchell Johnson34August 1999Metarie, Jefferson Parish
Michael Vincent23January 2000Lafourche Parish
Kenneth Randolph20October 2002Lafourche Parish
Anoka Jones26October 2002St. Charles Parish
Datrell Woods19May 2003Terrebonne Parish
Larry Matthews46October 2004Terrebonne Parish
Michael Barnett21October 2004Terrebonne Parish
Leon Lirette22February 2005Terrebonne Parish
August Watkins31April 2005Lafourche Parish
Kurt Cunningham23April 2005Lafourche Parish
Alonzo Hogan28July 2005St. Charles Parish
Wayne Smith17August 2005Terrebonne Parish
Chris Deville40September 2005Assumption Parish
Nicholas Pellegrin21November 2005Lafourche Parish
Christopher Sutterfield27October 2006Iberville Parish

Serial Killer Richard Dominique

Michelle Hunter (December 5, 2006). Serial-killer suspect confesses; Trysts led to rapes, strangling, cops told. | The Times-Picayune.
Lloyd Vries (December 5, 2006). Louisiana Man Confesses To 23 Slayings. CBS News | Associated Press.
Mary Foster (December 5, 2006). From a meek “nobody” to a serial killer? The Seattle Times.
Staff (September 24, 2008). Gay serial killer convicted in Louisiana. The Telegraph.
Bayou Blue


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

11. The Greenough Family Massacre

Called one of the worst crimes in Western Austraila.
A mother and her three children were slaughtered while in their beds.
The attacks so brutal, the judge ordered details to be kept away from the public.
This episode left our hearts broken. 
Listener discretion is advised. 
Promo by our friend Kim at People Are Wild Podcast


The West Australian
Crime Investigation Australia S01E12

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

10. Housewife to Homicide: Sharon Kinne

Sharon Kinne was not your average midwest girl.  She was a young housewife, loving mother and a a cold blooded murderer.
She chose her victims simply because 'they were in the way'.
If luck had a name, it would be named Sharon.


Kelleghan, Kevin (March 17, 1970). "Say Mrs. Kinne in Guatemala". The Kansas City Star. Mexico City.
Wilson, Colin (1988). The Mammoth Book of True Crime. ISBN 9780948164705.
 Hays, Chapter II, pp. 83, 99, 115, 130, 145
 "Wife charged in June death at Manassas". The Free Lance-Star. Associated Press. February 27, 1960.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

9. Deathbed Confession: Gina Brooks Angie Housman Connection

 ******A suspect has been charged in Angie's murder*******

******UPDATE BELOW*******

Gina Brooks
Angie Housman
Years after Gina Brooks vanishes 
 and Angie Housman
 had been found dead,

a dying man confesses.

Was he telling the truth? 
  Or was it just another wild goose chase for the police.

Tammy Rose Surdam
Laura Dinwiddie

Tim Bellew
Roots Web : Gina Brooks info
World Now:Prosecutor Drops Murder Charge
Daily Journal Online:Tim Bellow
True Crime Articles: Angie Housman
STL Today: Angie Housman
Questia: Nathan "Danny" Williams 
Newpapers: Nathan "Danny" Williams
Newspaper: Laura Dinwiddie
Charley Project: Tammy Surdam

Nathan "Danny" Willams
Witness Composite Sketch