Tuesday, June 29, 2021

128. Special: Beyond the Rainbow: Mysterious Murder of Kevin Fret



Join Jen and Cam on this special edition of Our True Crime Podcast as we welcome our friend, CJ from ‘Beyond the Rainbow’ podcast as she presents the story of Kevin Fret entitled ‘Beyond the Rainbow: Mysterious Murder of Kevin Fret.’

Special thanks and shoutout to CJ for all your hard work and research on this episode but mostly for agreeing to be associated with us. Just like our dear friend Edward from @octoberpodVHS  who does our listener discretion each week and our bestie Nico from @wetalkofdreams who does all our sound and produces the show.


Sources:
Death of Kevin Fret Highlights Crisis of Violence in Puerto Rico - Rolling Stone
Ozuna blackmailed over 'intimate tape' - BBC News
Ozuna Admits He Was a Victim of Extortion Plot: 'I Made a Mistake' - Rolling Stone
Kevin Fret - Bio, Rapper, Net Worth, Death, Murder, Gay, Trap Star, Cause of Death, Age, Facts, Wiki, Soy Asi, Killed, Dies at 24, Family, News - Gossip Gist
Ozuna's manager not person of interest in rapper’s murder (pagesix.com)
Hispanic Rapper Kevin Fret Arrested for Battery in Miami – NBC 6 South Florida (nbcmiami.com)
Well-known gay rapper murdered in Puerto Rico (washingtonblade.com)
Exploring the Santurce Neighborhood | Discover Puerto Rico
Who Was Kevin Fret? 5 Things To Know About The Gay Latin Trap Artist | Billboard | Billboard
Latin rapper Kevin Fret faces judge after Brickell fight – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale
Cosculluela - Wikipedia
Kevin Fret's Mother Continues to Accuse Ozuna and His Manager, Vicente Saavedra, of the Trap Artist's Death (newsweek.com)

 This is a Special OTCP featuring ‘Beyond the Rainbow.’

24-year-old Kevin Fret was an up-and-coming Latino trap singer who also happened to be the first openly gay artist in the genre. On Thursday, January 10th, 2019, his life was cut short when he was fatally shot in the head as he was driving his motorcycle in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While questions still circle the crime, one thing remains true. No one has ever been charged with the murder and a killer still walks free. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

128. A Girl like Gwen: Gwen Araujo

 An anonymous phone call comes into the police in October 2002. On the other end of the line is a man who states he’s been hearing rumors and the rumors were so strong, he felt he needed to call the police. The man said he had heard that a body had been dumped near Half Moon Bay. Police arrive on the scene and aren’t sure what they have found but they know it is suspicious. They work to secure the scene and call for backup. Detectives arrive and work the scene. As they move the rocks, they now know that the 911 call was not just a tip but was responsible for leading investigators to a body.

Join Jen and Cam from Our True Crime Podcast as we discuss ‘A Girl like Gwen: Gwen Araujo.’

Our listener discretion is by the oh-so-talented Edward October @octoberpodVHS.
All our original music is by the merrymaking Nico @wetalkofdreams. Nico is also our executive producer.

Sources:
https://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/14/the-murder-of-gwen-araujo/
https://medium.com/the-crime-center/the-brutal-murder-of-gwen-araujo-fce7d95b6560
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0787484/
https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2016/10/14/gwen-araujo-murder-14-years-later-transgender-teens-killers-face-parole/
https://www.queersiliconvalley.org/the-panic-defense/
https://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/339
https://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/13/us/two-guilty-of-murder-in-death-of-a-transgender-teenager.html
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19332053/gwen-amber_rose-araujo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Gwen_Araujo
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19332053/gwen-amber_rose-araujo
https://lgbt.wikia.org/wiki/Gwen_Araujo
https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/One-year-since-transgender-teen-s-death-Gwen-2584451.php

126. The Slaying of Sweet Sarah Ann: Sarah Rairdon

 Please note: this episode was previously released as a Patreon episode.  Patreon episodes are not heavily edited and are done in a conversational tone, meaning there is more banter in this episode.  If this would offend you, please skip this episode and listen to another of our episodes.  Thank you!

***Warning*** this episode mentions child abuse.

Underwood Minnesota is as small-town America as it gets. With a population of around 300 people, it’s a rural farmland town, kinda a one-stoplight kind of town. May 20 in Minnesota started out as just like another spring day. The kids were getting excited as school was about to be out for summer break.  The weather was great and that summer feeling was coming on strong. One of the residents living a calm life was a 13-year-old named Sarah Ann Rairdon. Remember what was important at 13? Friends, clothes, and oh, and puppy love. Sarah was a great, reliable daughter so when she didn’t return home when she was supposed to, no one was immediately panicked. When minutes turn to hours, it becomes obvious something is wrong but who would harm sweet Sarah? The truth was under their noses and more brutal than anyone could imagine.

Join Jen and Cam as we discuss ‘The Slaying of Sweet Sarah: Sarah Rairdon’ on this episode of Our True Crime Podcast.

Listener Discretion is by the awesome Edward from @octoberpodVHS.
 

Theme music by  Nico from @wetalkofdreams.

Sources:
https://www.twincities.com/2015/08/08/30-years-ago-girls-murder-shocked-small-northwest-minnesota-town/
https://www.nytimes.com/1985/08/19/us/father-s-arrest-deepens-a-small-town-mystery.html
https://apnews.com/article/cc3cb57b23e5efca38242aa219c13740
https://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/news/491676-underwood-girl-disappeared-25-years-ago-today
https://taramallick.medium.com/sarah-rairdon-a-minnesota-murder-dfe0509940ea
https://law.justia.com/cases/minnesota/supreme-court/1996/c8952552.html
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61062440/sarah-ann-rairdon
https://www.inforum.com/news/626026-30-years-ago-fathers-evil-act-shocked-small-Otter-Tail-County-town
https://www.twincities.com/2017/12/11/story-of-minnesota-girls-killing-by-molester-dad-featured-on-discovery-show/

125. The Chief, The Gym Rat and The Hitman

 Mark Tim Todd was raised in Herculaneum and it was right away that everyone knew Tim was going to be a standout in athletics. His dedication and his physique helped him become a stellar athlete. At 6’7 and 230 pounds,  it was no shock that he would be so successful in all sports, voted most talented his senior year as well as most handsome. Every boy wanted to be him and every girl wanted to be with him.  When Tim goes to work for a prominent police chief, it seems like the whole world is in his hands but all is not what it seems. When the fairy tale story ends, a person is left dead on the garage floor.

Join Jen and Cam as we discuss “The Chief, the Gym Rat and the Hitman’ on this episode of Our True Crime Podcast.

Listener discretion is by the amazing @octoberpodVHS.

All our music is by @wetalkofdreams  -we loved Nico so much we made him our executive producer.

Sources:
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25928684/ex-chief-pagano-mentor-for-the-man-he/
https://law.justia.com/cases/missouri/court-of-appeals/1994/17970-1.html
https://subslikescript.com/series/Killer_Bods-11208504/season-1/episode-3
https://ccofgr.com/uranium-metal-lmi/da3191-festus-missouri-murders-pagano
https://www.teamglobal.in/wp-content/cache/vanilla-extract-qij/festus-missouri-murders-pagano-58ce94
https://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/prosecutor-recounts-bizarre-cases-in-scoundrels-to-the-hoosegow/article_42d7f078-ea9f-54b3-a705-62f6260421f9.html
https://www.stltoday.com/news/multimedia/william-pagano-walks-past-photographers/image_879e5da1-9dc7-5eba-af43-c3acb215d467.html
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37702221/william-n_-pagano