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Best Laura Porritt podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Laura Porritt podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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A look into the lesser known murders and true crime of Colorado. Learn about dark tales from Colorado and the murderous history of the Mile High City. Contact the host at: coloredredpodcast@gmail.com and find the show on Facebook or Instagram @coloredredpodcast to see photos associated with each case.
 
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The 1920's saw the takeover of Colorado by the KKK, from politics to local businesses, they had their stranglehold in the state. Colorado was also brought into the 20th Century by a barbaric lynching of a 16 year old boy named Preston Porter Jr. Learn about the brief history of the KKK in Colorado, including the infiltration of them in the 1970's b…
 
On October 29, 1996, Kimberly Greene Medina disappeared without a trace. Her husband didn't report her missing until two days later and claimed she went missing while walking to a local convenience store to buy cigarettes. The truly realities of what Michael Medina was capable of wouldn't be uncovered until nearly a decade later in 2005. This is a …
 
On January 23, 1920, shots could be heard ringing out from the Waldorf Hotel in Denver, Colorado. When police and journalists arrived they found a peculiar scene and uncovered a love triangle that involved a sick man, a woman, and an estranged husband who had been stalking his wife. Curiously, not many details remained on record about this case but…
 
On a cold December morning in Denver, CO, 1922, a Buick touring car pulled up behind an armored car in front of the Denver Mint. Four gunmen emerged from the Buick and demanded the money that was being loaded into the armored car. One of the Mint guards, a veteran of the police force, was killed during the ensuing shootout. The case wouldn't be "so…
 
On October 19, 1995 in Greeley, CO, Tina Sandoval left work to have a reluctant meeting with her estranged husband, John Sandoval, and retrieve money for an IRS debt they incurred while together. Tina was never heard from again. It would take over two decades for detectives to finally piece together the entire twisted and disgusting lifestyle of Jo…
 
In this special bonus episode I'll discuss a dark time in Denver's history that isn't well known. All across America in the last decades of the 19th Century, racial tensions flared due to labor disputes and immigration. Everyone wanted a piece of the booming Denver economy and this caused a clash that culminated in the Halloween Day Chinese Race Ri…
 
The House of a Thousand Candles sits at 1410 High Street in Denver Colorado and has been a hotbed of strange activity, some paranormal, and some criminal. The house was the inspiration for the book, The House of a Thousand Candles, written by Meredith Nicholson, who lived in the home for a number of years and went on to share his experiences with t…
 
On a warm April day in 1943, an apartment manager was searching an apartment building in Denver, CO for the source of a bad odor. He eventually found the source in the form of a painted wooden hope chest. What he found in the chest would launch an investigation into a tenant in the building named Bernice Williams. This story is short but tragic and…
 
In 1911 a serial killer stalked the United States by train. He would sneak into a home through a window and kill entire families with the blunt end of an axe he found in or near their home. What he did in addition to murder in the homes was even more peculiar and included destroying their heads until they were unrecognizable and draping pieces of c…
 
Russel Gulch, CO, 1904. Azel Galbraith was never a satisfied man. He and his family lived in a quiet mining town in Colorado at the turn of the 20th Century and enjoyed the small luxuries of his salary as a business manager for a local mine. But soon his attention moved to a mistress he kept in Denver and his patience and money dwindled. He needed …
 
On November 29, 1864, First Colorado Calvary troops of the Colorado Territory led by Colonel John Chivington, a preacher from Ohio with no war experience, attacked a camp of peace seeking indigenous tribes by Sand Creek. Nearly 200 members of the tribes were killed, mostly elderly men, women, and children. But the massacre isn't the only story to b…
 
Jacine Gielinski was on her way to visit her boyfriend on April 29, 1997 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Little did she know she was being stalked by two men in another car after they saw her stopped at a stoplight. As she exited her car to enter her boyfriend's apartment complex, the two men grabbed her and shoved her into their car. Within less th…
 
Was the Black Hand, otherwise known as the Italian mafia, a real organized crime gang or a myth in the early 1900s? Regardless of what you might think, the hysteria and murders stemming from fear and intimidation under the name of the Black Hand were real and often gruesome. In this episode I'll discuss some of the early history of Southern Colorad…
 
The Blagg family was described as a picture perfect family. They were born-again Christians and active in their community. But on November 13, 2001, Michael Blagg calls 911 from his home in Grand Junction, Colorado to report his wife and daughter missing. There's a massive pool of blood on his wife's side of the bed. At first, Michael appears to be…
 
On June 14, 2010 Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson was found dead by his car in a field at the intersection of two rural county roads. He had his hands tied behind his back, a bag over his head and his own belt around his neck. Clues would be few and far between in the case until a man confesses to the murder in 2017. But he doesn't confess in…
 
In this episode I'll go over some of the more notable events of the Colorado State Penitentiary leading up to the 1970's. I'll cover the execution methods including one odd execution method that was only ever used in Colorado. Also hear about some of the weirder stories of inmates buried at Woodpecker Hill including some gruesome murders.…
 
On Februrary 11, 1987, 15-year-old Tim Masters walked through the field behind his house on the way to the school bus stop in Fort Collins, Colorado. There he discovered the body of Peggy Hettrick who was lying face up with her shirt pulled up and her pants pulled down around her knees. She had been stabbed and mutilated. The investigation that wou…
 
It's June 19, 1957 and Nora "Lois" Coursey has just dropped off her 11 year old daughter at a birthday party in Englewood, CO. A woman at the party notes she forgot to pick up party napkins and Lois offers to go run an errand for the them. She walks out into her car and drives off, never to be seen by loved ones again. In the coming weeks Denver wo…
 
Danyall White couldn't believe what she was seeing when she turned on the news to see helicopters flying over her brother's home in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, Colorado in 2003. The reporter said that they were looking for bodies. It would turn out that a lot of people had heard that Richard Paul White had killed women because he told the…
 
Denver in the 1880's was rough and full of crime, and no area was more full of crime than the area now known as Lodo (Lower Downtown). Over 60 saloons were in operation but none was more famous than the Palace Theatre, who many locals described as a "slaughterhouse" due to the high volume of murders taking place there. One murder stood out though, …
 
Toni Henthorn and her husband Harold Henthorn were enjoying a weekend getaway to celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park. All was going well and the couple took lots of pictures, until later that night Harold called 911 to report his wife had fallen off of a cliff miles off the trail. The death was suspicious and qu…
 
On November 22, 1928, Eddie Ives was cornered under a bed in a local party house. He shot wildly from under the bed, killing one officer and wounding another officer named Bob Evans in addition to the owner of the home. As Bob Evans recovered in Denver General, a nurse named Farice King approached his bedside and shot him through the head. She then…
 
It's 1911 and Gertrude Gibson Patterson valued the finer things in life, as evidenced by her taste in designer wardrobes and her secret "benefactor" in the form of a man who was old enough to be her grandfather. She also valued attention from men more her age, which is why she married a secret lover and moved to Denver, CO with him. But life in Den…
 
In the early morning hours on a hot summer day in June, 1963, Denver Police Department received a distraught call from a man claiming he just killed his pregnant wife and three of his ten children. The bodies were found cleaned and lined up next to each other in a bed. The Monge family secrets were soon uncovered and Luis Monge's trial would go dow…
 
It's a cold evening in April, 1942 and 16 year old Alice Porter and her friends have just left the local high school in Pueblo, CO to head home. After leaving her friends, Alice walks the rest of the way home alone. She encounters a man who his lawyers would call a sadist and her life is taken from her after a brutal 6 hours of torture. The gruesom…
 
Vincent Darrell Groves is Colorado's most prolific serial killer. He was caught after a man watched him dump a body in an alley behind his house and police stalked him like a shadow for years. He was arrested for one murder and released, only to kill many times over. He wasn't so much cunning as he was utterly invisible and spontaneous, killing any…
 
In November of 1910 the body of a woman was found on a ranch 6 miles north of Denver. Her throat was slit to the point that she was nearly decapitated. In the midst of trying to find her murderer, the dismembered remains of a woman who went missing a year prior were discovered on Table Mountain. The stories that would unfold about their murders and…
 
Bernice Abeyta put her son to sleep in his crib then woke up on July 5, 1986 to find the crib empty. The family has their own theory and the police aren't as keen to entertain it. It seemed like hope was lost until only a few months ago, a man came forward claiming that he might be Christopher. But he's the fourth person to ever do so and everyone …
 
Today I tell the story as told on the Denver Orbit Podcast about Colorado Cannibal Alfred Packer. Alfred wandered into the woods with 5 men in the winter of 1874 and he was the only one to walk out alive. He was spending money from multiple men's wallets and telling conflicting stories about what happened to the 5 other men. Rumors began to spread …
 
On October 13, 1970, Kara Lee Knoche and her friend Marianne Weaver were brutally murdered in Kara's apartment in what is now the Valentine Suite of the Lumber Baron Inn. Their murder remains unsolved to this day. Reports of the spirits of the young women in the Lumber Baron Inn's Valentine Suite are a common occurrence. Can you spend a night in th…
 
Denver's first decade as an official city was rough and saw mayhem and murder during the initial years that there was no, or little, established law. Within one year the murder rate grew from 3 murders per year to dozens in a population that lingered around 1000. Jim Gordon's drunken and brutal murder of John Gantz in the streets in plain view of e…
 
Joe Arridy was a mentally disabled man who was coerced into a confession and wrongly convicted for the murder of Dorothy Drain in Pueblo, CO in 1936. Despite the real killer already in custody in Pueblo, police continued to pursue the conviction of Arridy despite him having the mental capacity of a 4 year old. He spent his final years on death row …
 
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