Richard Crafts


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Richard Crafts seemingly had a great life. He was a successful airline pilot with a great wife and three children. But, by 1986, his wife Helle had hired a divorce attorney and a private investigator to track his infidelity. Before Richard was served with divorce papers, Helle disappeared. Richard very quickly became the center of police attention when they found he had rented a woodchipper and the found fragments of Helle's remains.

Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Richard Crafts who committed what many people refer to as "The Woodchipper" murder. Over thirty years later, this is still considered one of Connecticut's most gruesome murder cases. The details are horrifying but the clues that the authorities uncovered that led them to Richard are fascinating.

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