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When a crime ends in a conviction, the victims or their families are often allowed to give a statement to the court about the impact of the crime on their lives. But when these life altering events go unsolved, do not end in a conviction, or aren’t crimes at all, the victims and their families do not have this opportunity. The stories on this podcast are their Impact Statements.
 
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A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when she decides to proposition a strapping pool attendant. Go on a date with her...and her husband. What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his…
 
In 2017, Patricia O’Connor was a year into her retirement after a lifetime of supporting her family. When her family reported that she stormed out one night after an argument, no one could imagine how this case would end. Want more true crime content? Subscribe to Crimelines on YouTube http://youtube.com/c/crimelinestruecrime Sources: https://docs.…
 
After 35-year-old scientist Tristan Beaudette is murdered in front of his two young daughters, other victims come forward telling similar tales of a sniper in Malibu who has been shooting at campers and at moving cars for the past 18 months. Always in the dark of night, at 4AM. The cops say they can’t connect the crimes, but then they arrest a drif…
 
**This episode discusses sexual abuse and assault. Listener discretion is advised.** Kim Gautier and TJ Weber’s relationship was on again, off again. They would fight, break up, and then reconcile with TJ claiming he was a changed man. What Kim didn’t know was that TJ was keeping a secret. Was it the fear he would be exposed that turned TJ from an …
 
When the police respond to a crime scene to three witnesses identifying the same man as the shooter, you would think the case is a slam dunk. But when that man has millions to spend on his defense, things start to become murky. Want more true crime content? Subscribe to Crimelines on YouTube http://youtube.com/c/crimelinestruecrime Sources: https:/…
 
In 2017, Karabo Mokoena went missing after a night out in Johannesburg. When the details of what happened to her became public, it led to a trending hashtag men are trash in South Africa, reflecting both on how Karabo was treated and the gender-based violence within the country. Want more true crime content? Subscribe to Crimelines on YouTube http:…
 
Tinley Park, Illinois is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Chicago and the sight of one of the most infamous unsolved mass murders. Two employees and four customers of Lane Bryant were killed and though evidence was left behind, there have been no arrests in 13 years. If you have any information, please email lanebryant.tipline@tinleypark.org o…
 
When a popular Akron doctor was gunned down in a parking lot, there were only a few suspects and the evidence was largely circumstantial. But after a conviction was won, the one piece of forensic evidence--a bite mark--became the controversial center of a decades long appeals battle. Want more true crime content? Subscribe to Crimelines on YouTube …
 
In the 1960s and 70s, new spiritual movements were springing up in response to those disaffected by the free love movement. A Dallas-based group became linked to several deaths in which the estates were all left to the leader. A coincidence or something much darker? Want more true crime content? Subscribe to Crimelines on YouTube https://www.youtub…
 
The Menominee Tribe has known adversity and triumph as grassroots efforts have preserved the land and culture of the tribe. Among those efforts is work in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous people not just from the Menominee tribe but across the state of Wisconsin. If you have any information on the cases of Rae, Sarah, or Katelyn, call 715-994-13…
 
In February 2005, Tania Herman brutally attacked and attempted to kill Maria Korp, the wife of her boyfriend. As Maria lay in a coma in the hospital, Tania confessed that she had committed the crime but pointed the finger at her boyfriend Joe Korp as the mastermind. Would anyone believe her? Book Recommendation: The Maria Korp Case by Carly Crawfor…
 
Maria Korp spent the end of 2004 and the start of 2005 weighing her options. She didn’t want to end her marriage to her philandering husband Joe, but she also was tired of how she was being treated. In February 2005, the choice was taken from her when she was brutally attacked. This sparked one of the most sensational cases in Victoria, Australia. …
 
Over a decade before Holly Bobo disappeared from a town outside Decaturville, Tennessee, another young woman went missing. But after Holly’s kidnapping, the sheriff went on TV and said things like this don’t happen in that area. It left the family of Kristie Moon to ask, had she been forgotten? If you have any information, please call the Decatur C…
 
When Pamela Butler disappeared in February 2009, two persons of interest rose to the top of the list. But the investigation stalled until a cold case detective took a look at the file in 2017 and found that he wasn’t setting out to solve one cold case. He was going to solve two. Sponsors: betterhelp.com/crimelines Molekule.com promo code: CRIMELINE…
 
In January 2016, Linda Skeek disappeared from her home in Anchorage, Alaska. The state pursued a rare no-body murder trial in her case. But before the trial occurred, Linda’s sister-in-law Shirley Skeek went missing. The cases are not linked, except by the grief of the family who has lost so much. If you have any information in either case, call th…
 
When a vicious custody battle ends in murder, the police initially suspect the angry ex. But the clues began to point elsewhere--at an overprotective family member. The investigators sorted through the evidence to decide who they thought was to blame but could the prosecutor prove it beyond a reasonable doubt? Book recommendation: Kathryn Casey’s D…
 
When Fred Jablin and Piper Rountree began dating, people couldn’t help but think it was a case of opposites attract. But when their difference strained their marriage to the breaking point, an expensive and drawn out divorce followed and ended in murder. Podcast recommendation: Women and Murder Live stream schedule: https://getvokl.com/channel/char…
 
On December 16, 2004, a woman pulled up outside Bobbie Jo Stinnett's house in Skidmore, Missouri. The pretense was to look at some puppies Bobbie Jo had for sale. But when the woman left, Bobbie Jo was dead. Time stamp to skip details of severe abuse: 39:22 Thank you to today's sponsor Better Help Music by Scott Buckley Cover art by Lars Hacking of…
 
I answered your questions about podcasting, true crime, and work/life balance yesterday on a live stream. I cleaned up the audio but this was an off the cuff live discussion so a little different than usual. Link for tomorrow's NYE live stream. I'm going to hop on and say hi for a few minutes. You can also watch at the Crimeline's Facebook page htt…
 
In 2000, 2001, and 2004, the same family living in small town, Missouri experienced three separate tragedies: two murders and one disappearance. This week, I will bring you the stories of two of those cases--the murder of Wendy Gillenwater and the disappearance of Branson Perry. Next week, we will cover the murder and fetal abduction case of Bobbie…
 
In March of 2020, Oklahoma Legislature passed Ida’s Law to make it easier for law enforcement to investigate the cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people. This month, we are going to cover four of those cases. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Ida Beard, call the El Reno Police Department at 405-262-2121 If you have …
 
Barry and Honey Sherman had it all--wealth, respect, successful children, and loving friends. When they were found dead in their home in December 2017, the search for who hated them began and, three years later, it continues. Thank you to today's sponsor: Better Help Save 10% of your first month Podcast recommendation: Excuse Me, That's Illegal Mus…
 
A couple was watching for deer on a rural road in Tennessee when they saw the unimaginable, the lifeless body of 23-year-old Brooke Gregg Morris. As the police backtrack her movements on the day of her death, they slowly built a circumstantial case pointing at one person. But would it be enough for a conviction? Music by Scott Buckley Learn more ab…
 
On one day in April 2015, t he police responded to calls to a hotel room in Gallup, New Mexico three times. On the last call, Dione Begay Thomas was transported to the hospital in critical condition. There were a small number of people known to be in that motel room yet, five years later, no arrests have been made. DV helplines by phone: US 1−800−7…
 
Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and NBC News (Dateline, The Thing About Pam, Motive for Murder) present Do No Harm. The Bright family was thrust into a medical and legal system so committed to protecting vulnerable children from abuse, it failed to protect innocent parents. From the hospital room to the courtroom, we walk in t…
 
The community of Overland Park, Kansas came together in the spring of 1980 to look for 13-year-old Christen Hobson. His father and stepmother were beside themselves with worry after the boy apparently ran off. But when the truth came out over the next few months, the community was stunned. *** Join me live on Thursday 8/7c on GetVokl https://getvok…
 
Disclaimer: This episode deals with the details of multiple sexual assaults. Listener discretion is advised. Within 48 hours of 18 year old Retha Stratton’s brutal murder, her killer was caught. The case against him seemed airtight and her family knew justice would be served. But they could have foreseen that Texas law meant they would be spending …
 
After CCTV footage of Lars Mittank hit the internet, he was dubbed the Most Famous Missing Person on YouTube. But the international publicity hasn’t answered the question his friends and family have been asking: where is he? Tips can be sent directly to the family at https://www.facebook.com/findetlarsmittank Link to the upcoming live stream: https…
 
In 2003, an entire family living in a resort town in France disappeared. Rumors persisted that they left on their own when the father’s shady business practices caught up to him. Though initially swayed by these rumors, the police gathered evidence that showed a darker scenario unfolded in the mountain chalet. Join me live on Thursdays 8/7c https:/…
 
Over the next few months, we will be profiling Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women cases from the same state. First up is Colorado, where we cover 3 unsolved cases. Agnes “Jerri” Foland tips: Crime Stoppers 719 634-STOP Angelica Sandoval tips: Alamosa Police Department 719-580-0057 Sioux Feather Nightwalker tips: Aurora Police department 303-739-…
 
In 1976, Tommy Zeigler was sent to Florida’s death row for a quadruple murder. For the last 44 years, he has fought to prove his innocence, creating one of the longest appellate records ever. After asking for DNA testing since the early 1990s, is it still possible the truth is in the blood evidence? For more information on newly uncovered innocence…
 
In December 1985, 28-year-old Debbie Wolfe didn’t show up to work one morning. Less than a week later, her body was found very close to her home. This is a case that challenges people's memories, motives, and puts a family at odds with the police department trusted to investigate. Music by Scott Buckley Cover art by Lars Hacking Sources at basement…
 
In January 1997, Sara Davey’s parents dropped her off with a friend in Broome, Western Australia. She went out to the bar where she was seen leaving with a man named Richard Dorrough. When her family didn’t hear from her again, they called the police. Richard was dropped as a suspect when there were a few credible sightings of Sara after this night…
 
In February 1999, Paul Skiba and his employee Lorenzo Chivers headed back home after working two moving jobs. With them xwas Paul’s 9-year-old daughter Sarah, who was spending the weekend with Paul. When they never made it back, an arrest warrant was issued for Paul for kidnapping his daughter. But the family uncovered evidence that proved things w…
 
It was the 5th Monday of the month, which is a week I usually take off. Except when I don't. I decided to cover a really interesting case that's shorter than usual so I guess I took a half-week off. In 1981, a 35 year old man was arrested for killing Anna Bachmeier, a bubbly 7 year old who went missing on the way to a friend’s house. Though he conf…
 
When Girly Chew fell in love with a wealthy doctor in the early 1990s, her future seemed brighter than ever. But after years of lies, greed, and violence, Girly left her husband. Then, one night, she disappeared and the story that would come out--one of reptilian overlords--would be more sensational than anyone could imagine. Also, check out the po…
 
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