Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Blame It On The Game: Mary Towey

On April 13, 1984, in a suburb of St Louis, Missouri, eighteen-year-old Mary Towey never showed up to the Friday the 13th party she was hosting at her parents' home.

Within a week, her body would be found, and her murderers arrested. Since it was the 80s, one of her killers would try to use the Satanic Panic to his advantage.

Join Cam and Jen as they discuss Blame It On The Game: Mary Towey

Research and writing by Lauretta Allen
Listener Discretion by Edward October from OctoberpodVHS & OctoberpodAM
Producer Nico at We Talk of Dreams

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

217. Web of Lies: Cherrylle Dell

 It is March 17, 1997, and the day is winding down for Killaloe Ontario police superintendent Ken Leppert. As he leaves the Ontario Provincial Police dept, he is greeted by 39-year-old Nancy Filmore. The visibly upset woman demands to speak to a detective. As the two sit down, Nancy tells the detective she is there to talk about Cherrylle Dell. She blasts into name-calling, directed at the 42-year-old widow and mother of three, Cherrylle. Nancy goes on to say that Cherrylle has been opening accounts of credit under fake names and reporting bogus burglaries to gain insurance money. When asked if she could prove her allegations, Nancy said no, leaving the detective with little to go on. He takes her statement and files it away for now. When asked how she knows Cherrylle, Nancy said they used to date, but the relationship ended and not on a good note. Nancy adds that she is suing Cherryll, claiming that her ex-lover stole money and clothing from her. Now the detective wonders if this is just a scorned lover out for revenge, but this is only the beginning. As Nancy is telling the detective this long detailed story, Nancy messes up and tells a little too much…it is too late now. She could not go back. The detectives knew there was much more to this story than revenge and a jilted lover. Nancy is clearly scared of implicating herself...but in what and why?

Join Jen and Cam from Our True Crime Podcast as we discuss ‘Web of Lies: Cherrylle Dell.”

Listener discretion is by @octoberpodvhs
Music by our executive producer @wetalkofdream


216. Bega Schoolgirl Murders: Lauren Barry and Nichole Collins

 Content Warning: this episode contains graphic details. Listener discretion is advised.

On October 3, 1997, Nichole Collins and Lauren Barry went camping near Tathra and Bega Roads in New South Wales, Australia. The group was celebrating Labour Day weekend along with Lauren's birthday. At 10 pm on Sunday, October 5, Lauren and Nichole decide to walk to a party in nearby Jellat Jellat, five miles away.
It should have been a safe journey. 

Join Jen and Cam as we talk about one of Australia's most vicious crimes on this episode of Our True Crime Podcast entitled Bega Schoolgirl Murders: Lauren Barry and Nichole Collins.

Listener Discretion by @octoberpodVHS

Music is by our executive producer @wetalkofdreams

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215. For Sin Burns Like A Fire: Death of James Matheney

It is June 16, 1987, and we are in Nashville, Tennessee, and a beloved church named Emmanuel Church of Christ Oneness Pentecostal has experienced a substantial damaging fire. Detective Robert Moore reports to the scene. He quickly determined that the fire had severely damaged the structure, burning extremely hot. The organ had melted, and the chandeliers had fallen to the ground. The walls were black from soot and smoke damage. Although he could see the severity of the fire, he was not there to investigate the fire itself but rather something that the fireman discovered in the church's attic. Since there was no electricity, Moore had to use a flashlight to make his way. In the corner, he notices a pile of stuff, primarily unused wood, materials, just a bunch of stuff thrown on top of what looked like a rolled-up carpet. Wondering what could be on the rug, he begins to unroll it. As it unwinds, human feet appear, but the shock is yet to come. The body had no head, and half of the arm was missing. Upon closer inspection, he notices a belt with a belt buckle. The buckle had the initial ‘T’ on it. Only one person had such a buckle: the well-loved 44-year-old church pastor John David Terry. There was not a break-in, so robbery was out of the question. As the investigation begins, investigators will travel down a deep and twisty path to get a resolution. What they find out is difficult to believe, even for seasoned detectives. 

Join Jen and Cam on this episode of ‘Our True Crime Podcast’ entitled ‘For Sin Burns Like Fire: Death of James Matheney’

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