Wednesday, July 17, 2024

269. Behind the Billboards: The Murder of Kathy Page

 On a warm, partly cloudy night in Vidor,(ViE Dur) Texas, a newspaper boy, up early for his route, noticed that a black 1991 Mercury sedan was pitched forward in the ditch just off Interstate 10. The ditch was located between West Bolivar and the freeway access road. He immediately called the police to report the vehicle and that he was pretty sure there was a body in the front seat. 


When the police arrived on the scene at West Bolivar and I-10, they immediately saw that there was a body of a woman sitting behind the steering wheel of the car. Her body was upright, back against the seat, and her head was turned toward the right, slightly nestled against the headrest. Her feet were pulled back toward the seat, and she wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. When officers called out, “Ma’am?” she did not respond. They checked for a pulse and found that she was dead. The woman’s purse and ID were sitting upright on the car's floorboard, but the police already knew who she was. Kathy Page was the wife of Steve Page, whom Detective Ray Mosely had known for most of his life. 

This murder inspired the Oscar-winning movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which Starred Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, and Peter Dinklage.



Join Jen and Cam as they discuss "Behind the Billboards: The Murder of Kathy Page."

If you have any information on the murder of Kathy Page, please call 1-800-252-TIPS to contact Texas Crime Stoppers, or you can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers online at crimestoppers.com. All tips are anonymous.

Thank you to the listener who requested this episode.

Thank you to our team:
Written and researched by Lauretta Allen
Listener Discretion by Edward October from OctoberpodVHS
Executive Producer Nico Vitesse of The Inky Paw Print


If you have any information on the murder of Kathy Page, please call 1-800-252-TIPS to contact Texas Crime Stoppers, or you can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers online at crimestoppers.com. All tips are anonymous.

Sources:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmnWxIqTN2Y&ab_channel=BBCNews
https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/10-the-murder-of-kathy-page
https://unsolved.com/gallery/kathy-page/https://caselaw.findlaw.com/court/tx-court-of-appeals/1406707.html (You honestly don't need any other source.)
https://www.nbc4i.com/news/the-real-story-behind-three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri/
https://www.newspapers.com/image/1001703865/?match=1&terms=Kathy%20Page
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/156228571/monica_nicole-page
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22467735/dorothy_ann_fulton
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/156039670/lucille_katherine_page
https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Kathy_Page
https://people.com/crime/real-life-three-billboards-inspired-texas-murder-case/
https://www.memorialofvidor.com/obituaries/dorothy-fulton
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Billboards_Outside_Ebbing,_Missouri

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

268. All I Want To Do Is Kill: The Collier Murders

 Today, we are headed to Riverdale, Georgia, on August 2, 2004, where the Fayetteville Sheriff’s office gets a call from a 16-year-old named Sara Polk, who informs them that there had been a murder or two, to be exact, and proceeds to give them the address of the location where the killing had occurred. Det Bruce Jordan takes the call and arrives on the scene to find two people savagely murdered. The first victim, 74-year-old Carl Collier,  was located in the kitchen, which had blood spatter everywhere. Walking through to discover the next victim, investigators see a small bloody barefoot print on the floor. The print would lead them to the basement stairs. Detectives make their way down the stairs, where they see the second victim, 73-year-old Sarah Collier, at the bottom of the staircase. The scene was bloody and brutal. It was clear that the perpetrator was violent and skilled in murder. 



Join Cam and Jen on this episode of Our True Crime Podcast entitled  ‘All I Want To Do Is Kill: The Collier Murders'

As always our listener discretion by our bestie @octoberpodVHS

All music is by our best executive producer Nico @theinkypawprint

Sources:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/teens-plead-guilty-to-stabbing/

https://law.justia.com/cases/georgia/supreme-court/2021/s21a0871.html

https://www.amazon.com/Want-Kill-Pinnacle-True-Crime/dp/0786018615

https://www.crimelibrary.org/notorious_murders/young/teen_killers/index.html

https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/crimefeed/murder/killer-couple-murderous-lesbian-teens-holly-harvey-sandra-ketchum

https://www.vanceholmes.com/court/trial_harvey.html

https://www.gpb.org/news/2020/03/09/investigation-discovery-channels-twisted-love-investigates-georgia-murders

https://accesswdun.com/article/2005/4/147573

https://archive.thecitizen.com/archive/main/archive-050415/pc-09_mother.html

https://accesswdun.com/article/2004/8/163417

https://www.wtoc.com/story/2234202/preliminary-hearing-in-teen-double-murder/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4193880/How-girl-15-stabbed-grandparents-death-drugs.html

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1531239/plotsummary/

https://www.nydailynews.com/2017/02/04/devil-child-slaughters-her-grandparents-steals-their-car-to-pick-up-more-pot-cocaine/

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

267. The Only Murderer In The Building: Joanna Yeates

 Greg stared at his phone and wondered why Joanna, his girlfriend and flatmate, wasn’t answering his calls. Greg had spent the weekend with his family in Sheffield, U.K., which was about four hours north of Bristol, where he shared the apartment with Joanna. Maybe she was just busy. It was, after all, the weekend before Christmas.  But still, it wasn’t like her to not reply to him at all. Could her phone be dead? If it was, it had been dead all weekend because she hadn’t responded to his calls or texts since before 8:00 p.m. on Friday.

“Joanna?” he called out as he entered. But he got no answer. Her purse was there. The keys were there, and a bottle of cider sat on the counter. It was half full. Where was she? He called her cell phone again, calling her name and looking in the closets. He stopped. Her cell phone was ringing from inside the flat. “Joanna!?” he called out again. Any hope he had that Joanna was somewhere in the apartment was dashed as he realized the phone was ringing inside her coat pocket. The temperatures had not reached above freezing the whole weekend. Now he was really worried; Joanna wouldn't have left without her coat. Now he was really worried. With a sinking feeling in his gut, he called the police.




Join Cam and Jen as they discuss "The Only Murderer In The Building: Joanna Yeates."

Thank you to our team:
Written and researched by Lauretta Allen
Listener Discretion by Edward October from OctoberpodVHS
Executive Producer Nico Vitesse of The Inky Paw Print

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Joanna_Yeates
https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/oct/28/joanna-yeates-case-vincent-tabak
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/tv/senseless-murder-joanna-yeates-how-22641648
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16063153/who-joanna-yeates-how-did-she-die/
https://youtu.be/_HMIM8ScKt0si=AHLbnVKa5dHE7befhttps://youtu.be/LXMixkwtjYgsi=ZBgI3VsBsel_Glm4
https://youtu.be/K1My3HfOuVo?si=9EzfIq43taP5wpKl
https://www.newspapers.com/image/754124703/match=1&terms=%22Joanna%20Yeates%22
https://www.newspapers.com/image/723901797/match=1&terms=%22Joanna%20Yeates%22
https://www.newspapers.com/image/723910638/match=1&terms=%22Joanna%20Yeates%22
https://www.newspapers.com/image/754102963/match=1&terms=%22Joanna%20Yeates%22%20murder
https://www.newspapers.com/image/754182143/match=1&terms=%22Joanna%20Yeates%22%20murder
https://www.newspapers.com/image/754182311/match=1&terms=%22Joanna%20Yeates%22%20murder

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

266. The Big Lie: The Murder of Sara Tokars

 Today's case takes us to Marietta, Georgia. The book centered on this case was one of the first true crime books I had read, and it has always stuck with me. The book Secrets Never Lie: The Death of Sara Tokars- A Southern Tragedy of Money, Murder, and Innocence Betrayed is by R. Robin McDonald. It is November 29, 1992, and Thanksgiving weekend has just ended. 39-year-old Sara has been visiting with her parents and her sisters in Bradenton, Florida, for the holiday weekend, but it was time for her and her two boys, 6-year-old Ricky and 4-year-old Mike load up the Toyota SUV to make the 9-hour trek back home to Marietta Georgia, an affluent suburb of Atlanta. After the three had departed, Sara’s husband Fred called the parent's home to inquire if they were on the road yet. Fred, who had been there earlier, had departed earlier as he had a meeting with a client that he couldn’t miss. Sara’s father, Dr John Ambrusko, had answered the call from Fred and told him they they had just departed. It was almost 10 pm when Sara and the boys pulled into her garage. Sara started to unload the car as one of the boys had fallen asleep in his car seat. As she was unloading, a strange man came out of the darkness. The man, who was carrying a sawed-off shotgun, forced Sara and little Ricky back into the car. What happened next is what nightmares are made of, what mothers fear most, and is proof that true evil exists. 




Join Jen and Cam on this episode of Our True Crime Podcast entitled “The Big Lie: The Murder of Sara Tokars.”

Listener discretion by the fab Edward OctoberpodVHS @octoberpodVHS

All music is by our EP Nico @theinkypawprint

Sources:
Secrets Never Lie: The Death of Sara Tokars- A Southern Tragedy of Money, Murder, and Innocence Betrayed is by R. Robin McDonald

https://www.atlantamagazine.com/great-reads/sara-tokars-murder/

https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/fred-tokars-lawyer-who-set-murder-his-wife-dead/RZ0wVVjemrUPMQKaF8ntdK/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401217/

https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/13/former-attorney-fred-tokars-dies-in-prison-28-years-after-arranging-wifes-murder/

https://www.ajc.com/news/local/opinion-maybe-wife-killer-fred-tokars-got-fate-worse-than-death/PbgkmWIwbkkvFTQoNczcSK/

https://hmichaelharvey.medium.com/tokars-the-breaking-bad-snitch-dies-in-prison-e0dead8f0af6

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/cobb-county/friends-feel-renewed-sadness-sons-metro-atlanta-man-who-had-wife-murdered/6MIDSIC7TBCFXHCPIG55X6Q76A/

https://www.frettholdandhamp.com/obituary/Michael-Tokars

https://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/fred-tokars-who-hired-hitman-to-kill-wife-sara-tokars-dies

https://people.com/crime/fred-tokars-mastermind-killing-wife-1992-dies-prison/

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

265. You're Next: The Abbotsford Killer

 It was 1996, and all anybody could talk about in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada was the Abbotsford Killer. A few months before, a sadistic, barbaric individual had beaten two girls with a baseball bat, raped one, and thrown her body in the Vedder River.


The killer taunted the police and terrorized an entire community of 108,000 people by promising that there would be more bodies. And he was still at large. People, especially women, were terrified to go anywhere.

What would make somebody do something like that? What would make him taunt the police and terrorize the victim’s family? 



Join Cam and Jen as they discuss You're Next: The Abbotsford Killer

Thank you to our team:
Written and researched by Lauretta Allen
Listener Discretion by Edward October from OctoberpodVHS
Executive Producer Nico Vitesse of The Inky Paw Print

Sources:

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

https://www.newspapers.com/image/503160226/

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536899413/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/503165860/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536903851/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536899440/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/503179637/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tany

ahttps://www.newspapers.com/image/536901901/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536901888/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/503182544/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/81100683/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/81100652/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/81101513/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/503303596/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536908641/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/81101608/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/238795940/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536859946/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536861487/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/503210750/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536969452/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/1012539385/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/503313860/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/503236062/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536967656/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/80906957/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya (mother turns him in)

https://www.newspapers.com/image/473012397/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/995055689/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya (Tanya's mother)

https://www.newspapers.com/image/727435331/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/508301542/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya (right before arrest police release more info)

https://www.newspapers.com/image/485581991/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya (Terry Driver arrested)

https://www.newspapers.com/image/465245218/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/503239027/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/1012556915/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya (guy next door)

https://www.newspapers.com/image/485580237/?match=1&terms=Abbotsford%20Tanya

https://www.newspapers.com/image/503273481/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22

https://www.newspapers.com/image/1021970677/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536713556/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22

https://www.newspapers.com/image/496104675/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22

https://www.newspapers.com/image/508337676/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22 (Trial begins)

https://www.newspapers.com/image/80948944/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22

https://www.newspapers.com/image/496417487/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22 (additional assault charges)

https://www.newspapers.com/image/503293367/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536640178/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536639914/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22 (trial begins)

https://www.newspapers.com/image/503367469/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22 (the ol' I raped her but didn't kill her defense)

https://www.newspapers.com/image/503581392/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22

https://www.newspapers.com/image/496272899/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22 (reward money debate)

https://www.newspapers.com/image/503329658/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22 (some opinions on the Driver family filing for the reward money)

https://www.newspapers.com/image/509065548/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22

https://www.newspapers.com/image/496274585/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536689069/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536686803/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22%20guilty%20life (Verdict)

https://www.newspapers.com/image/495988747/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22%20guilty%20life (fall out)

https://www.newspapers.com/image/536686774/?match=1&terms=%22Terry%20Driver%22%20guilty%20life Judge's comments)

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/abbotsford-killer-terry-driver-dead-1.6150861

https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Tanya_Smith

https://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/driver-terry.htm

https://walnet.org/csis/news/vancouver_97/vansun-971017.html

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/woman-who-survived-abbotsford-killer-devoted-to-helping-others-1.861220

https://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Al-Linda-Misty/dp/B089NXG91R/ref=sr_1_1?crid=607BDW4YK8YO&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.BCV6yYQF_ZTAwfkRS_ZVog.gnveuhGqcfRG0ZO8SNLNampaQvVFZxO2K90XN4SMWAg&dib_tag=se&keywords=i+survived+misty&qid=1717086129&s=instant-video&sprefix=i+survived+misty%2Cinstant-video%2C88&sr=1-1  I SURVIVED S5 E 6

https://www.amazon.com/A-Very-Unusual-Robber/dp/B08BNFZ898/ref=sr_1_7?crid=1A0FJ0ZV1R75V&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.DM7NStIXzD1RqLErGcaWSTHsSzi2Mlez-fmPD3F8o_mnwnSDeiKFKkjMjpHrAQO7IFJTqcKAAFUnLaanMjzQpH_i7uiE7FZNH6O_NMqqqaIlS3HiS9C1ySLlLU7StPnJ02gn3egp0jHIIk88TdqcKBwCgqjljoTte6RnXhS5sPu7RHkLBvIND4dlghM20touCL9gU-NiTgofBB4E87xfoaczq_I45Co24nxydEwhSys.N_OB44fCbHbLt_JSLhL6EQ28Pbma_1qupFD_swH7J64&dib_tag=se&keywords=The+Devil+You+know&qid=1716597863&sprefix=the+devil+you+know%2Caps%2C98&sr=8-7    THE DEVIL YOU KNOW S2 E6

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/family-of-killer-collects-reward-1.308256

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/family-of-killer-to-receive-reward/article4130781/




Wednesday, June 12, 2024

264. Steelton Serial Killer: Joe Miller

 Former Dauphin County Chief Detective Thomas Brennan’s phone rings between 3 am and 4 am from a responding officer requesting assistance on a crime scene. When the detective arrives, he notices a car pulled close to a ditch. Brennen, who received training at the FBI Behavioral Science Unit during his tenure with the state police, knew immediately what he was dealing with when he arrived at the Conrail crime scene. After Brennan asks the officer for details, the officer explains that a Conrail train security guard had stumbled onto a man attacking a woman. The man was startled and he ran off. Thankfully the victim was injured but alive so he called for police and waited with her until help arrived.  Detective Brennan noted that the vehicle’s trunk was open and inside was what many would call a “kit” such as rope, and duct tape, as in things to help someone kill or at least bind another person. Outside the car on the ground were plastic mats, seemingly to cover the ground inside the ditch. It was now clear to Brennan that this man had planned to kill his victim, put her in that ditch, and drive away. What was also clear to the detective was that this was not this man’s first time killing someone, he had done it before and he knew what he was doing. 



Join Jen and Cam of Our True Crime Podcast as we discuss ‘Steelton Serial Killer: Joe Miller.’

As always, the listener discretion is by our bestie Edward @octoberpodVHS

Just like our music is by our bestie Nico @theinkypawprint

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Sources:
https://www.cor.pa.gov/About%20Us/1989-SCI-Camp-Hill-Riot/Documents/01-oral%20histories%20-%20transcripts/ORAL%20HISTORY%20--%201989%20Camp%20Hill%20Riot%20-%20Joe%20Miller.pdf


https://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/04/the_grisly_history_of_joseph_m.htmlhttp://inmatelocator.cor.pa.gov/#/


https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrilzEabGdmhi0nxk4PxQt.;_ylu=Y29sbwNiZjEEcG9zAzEEdnRpZANEMjY4MjBZSF9DXzEEc2VjA3Ny/RV=2/RE=1718082714/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2fcriminaldiscoursepodcast.com%2fjoseph-miller%2f/RK=2/RS=REGPWwbZxnb8gEVcjUqHncqYYX4-


https://www.fox43.com/article/news/local/contests/convicted-serial-killer-joseph-miller-charged-in-1997-cold-case-murder/521-c6f1


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


https://local21news.com/news/local/new-murder-charge-filed-against-most-prolific-killer-in-dauphin-co-history


https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/local/20080725_Pa__court_backs_life_in_prison_for_killer.html


The compulsion to rape and kill: Inside Steelton serial killer Joseph Miller’s mind Story by John Luciew | jluciew@pennlive.com

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/04/the_grisly_history_of_joseph_m.html

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

263. 1 in 31 Billion: Krystal Naab

 In the summer of 1991, Krystal Naab was sixteen years old. She lived in a mobile home in Ramsey, Illinois, with her mother and two siblings. She spent time with her boyfriend, whom she had plans to marry, and hung out with her friends. Everyone described Krystal as a genuinely sweet person.


July 23rd was shaping up to be a scorcher, and by 7:30 a.m., it was already warm and humid. Since one of Krystal's chores was to mow the lawn, her brother Curtis woke her up before he left for work. He reminded her that it would be hot and that she needed to cut the grass while it was still cool outside. Curtis then headed out the door to do landscaping work for his uncle, unaware of the horror he would later return to.

When Curtis arrived home at 4 p.m., he found Kyrstal lying face-down on the floor in a pool of blood just inside the entrance to the trailer. She had been stabbed 81 times with a pair of scissors the family kept in a china cabinet in the living room.

A small, white truck was seen by neighbors in Krystal's driveway that day from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m., so police thought she must have known her killer. When they asked Curtis if he knew anyone with that type of truck, he immediately came up with a name.





Join Jen and Cam as they discuss 1 in 31 Billion: Krystal Naab

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Thank you to our team:
Written and researched by Lauretta Allen
Listener Discretion by Edward October from OctoberpodVHS
Executive Producer Nico Vitesse of The Inky Paw Print

Sources:
https://casetext.com/case/heaton-v-gaetz-3
https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Krystal_Naab
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Heaton_case
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/104419438/krystal-lyn-naab
https://casetext.com/case/people-v-heaton-4
https://www.newspapers.com/image/997895931/?match=1&terms=Krystal%20Naab
https://www.newspapers.com/image/79698617/?match=1&terms=Krystal%20Naab
https://www.newspapers.com/image/79801795/?match=1&terms=Krystal%20Naab
https://www.newspapers.com/image/997884459/?match=1&terms=Krystal%20Naab
https://www.newspapers.com/image/80161002/?match=1&terms=%22Krystal%20Naab%22
https://www.newspapers.com/image/80160972/?match=1&terms=%22Krystal%20Naab%22
https://www.newspapers.com/image/80158341/?match=1&terms=%22Krystal%20Naab%22
https://www.themidwestcrimefiles.com/post/dna-does-not-lie-the-krystal-naab-storyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsey,_Illinois
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hostile_witness
https://www.newspapers.com/image/309528138/?match=1&terms=Krystal%20Naab
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw8h0Wd_9KI&t=42s&ab_channel=makingatruecrimerer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMhs4_uR9Ag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzb6jszwABo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-rPuZ9YcrI

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Special: The Unexplained Death of Leanne Davidson Beck

 *Content Warning: This episode deals with domestic violence that may be disturbing to some of our listeners.If you or someone you love needs help, please call the National Domestic Abuse Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or visit their website at https://www.thehotline.org/


Thank you to Jessi and Kristin for speaking with us about their friend Leanne.

Leanne Davidson Beck was known for being fiercely independent, tenacious, and kind. She had a good heart, and she was loved by everybody who knew her. Leanne was a ‘go-getter,’ and her friends say she’d always be the one encouraging them to get up and do fun things instead of sitting around bored. She could always find the positive in bad situations, and she was always giggling. Leanne was an only child, so she made lots of friends throughout her life who she remained close to and treated like family. When Leanne met a man who Leanne fell in love with, her friends and family were excited for her as she would finally get what she had always wanted: a loving, happy family.  That excitement would soon turn into concern. At 3:07 am on the 29th of August 2021, Leanne’s husband made a panicked call to 911, stating that his wife had vomited and was not breathing. When paramedics arrived, they noted that Leanne’s eyes were fixed, and they were unable to locate a pulse. Despite the lifesaving efforts carried out by the officers on the scene, Leanne Davidson Beck was pronounced dead at around 3:30 am. She was just 33 years old. 




Join Jen and Cam on this Our True Crime Podcast Special “The Unexplained Death of Leanne Davidson Beck.”

Join Justice for Leanne Beck Facebook group for information and updates. 

Listener discretion by @octoberpodVHS
Music is by our E.P. @theinkypawprint
Written by Fern @eoacrime

Sources:
 https://www.azfamily.com/2023/03/09/18-months-after-her-death-family-peoria-nurse-still-looking-answers/#:~:text=PEORIA%2C%20AZ%20(3TV%2FCBS,held%20accountable%20for%20her%20death.

https://ncadv.org/statistics#:~:text=1%20in%203%20women%20and,be%20considered%20%22domestic%20violence.%22&text=1%20in%207%20women%20and,injured%20by%20an%20intimate%20partner

https://ncadv.org/statistics#:~:text=1%20in%204%20women%20and,of%20sexually%20transmitted%20diseases%2C%20etc

 https://www.solacewomensaid.org/policy-campaigns/awareness-campaigns-awards/love-bombing-affection-today-abuse-tomorrow/  

https://www.thehotline.org/resources/signs-of-love-bombing/

 https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/why-bad-looks-good/202107/why-do-domestic-violence-victims-return-abusers https://www.healthline.com/health/how-long-can-you-go-without-peeing

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

262. The Murders of Tara Sue Huffman and Christopher Meyer

 On August 7, 1995, in Aroma Park, Illinois, 9-year-old Christopher Meyer approached his mom, Mika Moulton, asking for permission to visit the Aroma Park boat launch by the Kankakee River. Christopher, who spent his summers with his mother but resided with his father, Jim Meyer, in Walla Walla, Washington, during the school year, was eager to explore. Mika permitted him to go but set a curfew, instructing him to return home by 5 pm.  When 5 o'clock came and went, Mika began to worry. She went out to search for Christopher but was unsuccessful so she returned home to phone the police and report Christopher missing.  At the time, no one knew it but Christopher was not this person’s first victim. 



Join Jen and Cam of Our True Crime Podcast on this episode entitled “The Murders of Tara Sue Huffman and Christopher Meyer.”

Listener Discretion by @octoberpodVHS
All music is by our EP @theinkypawprint

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Sources:
https://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/buss-timothy.htm

https://www.chicagotribune.com/1996/07/03/july-3-1996-buss-woes-stem-from-childhood-doctor-says/

https://casetext.com/case/people-v-buss-4

https://www.reddit.com/r/TrueCrime/comments/sgeb6r/in_1981_a_13_year_old_boy_named_timothy_buss/

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/1996/jul/06/killer-sentenced-to-death-in-murder-of-10-year-old/

https://daily-journal.com/news/local/timothy-buss-asks-shorter-prison-time/article_638f3aa8-8ed8-5bd8-ac6c-d9fe8e7c3d74.html

https://www.newspapers.com/article/southern-illinoisan-tara-sue-huffman-ki/24824721/?locale=en-US

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https://medium.com/@criminalmatters/13-year-old-sexually-assaulted-killed-5-year-old-12-years-later-he-killed-again-a4597417af20

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

261. Mommy Dearest: The Murder of Jerry Heimann

 In April 2001, Jerry Heimann's son, Greg, had come to Washington State to visit his father. When his father didn't pick him up from the airport, he grew concerned. When he arrived at his father's home, and there was no answer, he broke into the house. Jerry wasn't there, and neither were most of Jerry's belongings.  As he made his way into the dining room, he found an 89-year-old grandmother, Evelyn, and an Alzheimer's patient slumped in her wheelchair. She had been left alone, starving. Greg called 911.

When police asked the neighbors if they had seen Jerry, they said they hadn’t seen anybody at the residence after the live-in housekeeper and elder helper, Barbara Opel, had backed a U-Haul into Jerry’s driveway, packed it full of things from Jerry’s house, and left. 

Soon, police knocked on Barbara Opel's hotel room door, asking her, her children, and their friends to come down to the station to answer some questions about the whereabouts of her employer, 64-year-old Jerry Heimann. 

Barbara spun a story of how Jerry was dying of terminal prostate cancer, and he was just finished with this world. He’d given her all his earthly possessions, and she had no idea where he was. 

Nobody else talked to the police. They did not betray Barbara. 

But eleven-year-old Derek did. When the police asked him if he knew where Jerry was, he simply said, “Yes. He’s dead.”



Join Cam and Jen as they discuss. "Mommy Dearest: The Murder of Jerry Heiman"

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Thank you to our team:
Written and researched by Lauretta Allen
Listener Discretion by Edward October from OctoberpodVHS
Executive Producer Nico Vitesse of The Inky Paw Print

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https://www.seattleweekly.com/news/little-girl-lost/
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