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Not all stories have happy endings... A true crime podcast with a forensic twist. Each episode features real, horrific, bone-chilling stories to satisfy your inner forensic science itch. From fingerprinting to criminal profiling to familial DNA, we got every investigative angle covered.
 
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#091 - On April 27, 2012, mother and wife Lisa Cutler was found dead in her bathtub. Lisa's husband, Chad, insisted to the police that his wife committed suicide. Can forensic science help determine whether Lisa's death was an accident, suicide, or murder? Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a…
 
#090 - On August 22, 1990, Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson drove to “Lovers Lane” in a wooded area of Houston. They were never seen alive again. Cheryl’s body was found underneath a fence not too far from Andy’s abandoned car. She’d been sexually assaulted and murdered. Andy’s body was discovered tied to a nearby tree. His throat had been slashed so…
 
#088 - Since 2007, at least 20 detached human feet have washed up onshore in British Columbia, Canada, and the United States. Many of the feet were discovered still inside a single shoe. The shocking discoveries led many to believe there was a serial on the loose with a foot fetish. Could forensic science explain why so many feet washed ashore? Sup…
 
#087 - In December 1991, four teenage girls were brutally murdered inside an Austin, Texas "I Can't Believe It's Yogurt Shop." Even though suspects have been arrested over the years, the case remains unsolved three decades later. Can DNA evidence obtained from the crime scene help solve this 30-year old case? Support My Work If you love the show, t…
 
#086 - Wrongful convictions. The process of convicting an innocent person. To us, it’s a mistake in our justice system. Mistakes happen. But what if it happened to you? And what if you discovered the mistake wasn’t a mistake? A judge uttering those two words “wrongful conviction” would mean much more. Your life. Your innocence. Your freedom. Everyt…
 
#085 - On September 20th, 1986 Jane woke up to live her dreams. A botanist getting her Master’s Degree studying her fascination for the behavior of plants. She carefully analyzed her favorite plant in one of Delaware’s state parks. Inspecting its movements, its decisions, its life. Not many in life get to pursue their passion. Jane was one of the l…
 
#084 - The 4th of July weekend is an American family tradition. A time to celebrate, BBQ, and enjoy fireworks with your loved ones. After a long hard day at work, Frank comes home to spend time with his two young daughters. He approaches his little girl, but she doesn’t look quite right. He runs over to her to pick her up. As he carries her, Angie’…
 
#082 - On February 12th, 2011 one loud shot rang out in a crowded Arizona nightclub. Everyone scrambles for safety. They all get away...except for one young man. Shot and killed at point-blank range. Weeks later police find their culprit. The assassin in custody shakes his head. “You have the wrong guy. I’m not the killer. It was my twin brother.” …
 
#081 - On April 20th, 1989, 28-year-old Tricia Meili went our for her regular jog. The young fit female ties up her running shoes to run. Tricia runs letting her mind drift. As all runners do. She enjoys the endorphins, she enjoys the crisp air, she enjoys life. The park is silent except for the drumbeat of her strides. Without any warning, Tricia’…
 
#078 - Sunday night is typically a quiet night, but not on this night. On October 22nd, 1989 three young boys convince their parents to let them ride their bikes. The kids ride in the dark to rent a movie. They shine flashing lights, wear bright clothes, and stay together. Only four blocks to get home. Suddenly a man emerges from the shadows. He pu…
 
#077 - “I didn’t do it. It wasn’t me. You have the wrong guy.” Words used by killers, rapists, and the scum of the earth. Police got their man. Another lying killer. But don’t take the killer’s word for it. Let’s let the forensics speak. Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive rating wi…
 
#076 - On Mondays, Sherri usually woke up excited to go to work. She was incredibly successful. A young Director of Nursing, a newlywed to the man of her dreams, living the perfect life. But this morning was different. Sherri was scheduled to give a speech. She hated speeches. Her husband kissed her good-bye. Sherri sat alone, debating, contemplati…
 
#075 - Amityville, Long Island is a quaint little town. Not much happens. Everybody knows each other by name—the perfect place to raise a family. On November 13th, 1974, police sirens pierce the quietness. Startled neighbors scramble to the home of their friends. They watch in horror as police pull one body bag. Then another, and another, and anoth…
 
#074 - On December 11th, 2010, a police officer and his trusty dog were on a routine training exercise along Ocean Parkway in Long Island. The dog stopped to sniff a little longer than usual. The police officer also recognized the god-awful smell—the stench of death. A young female’s bare-bones found inside a burlap sack. Within a couple weeks, mor…
 
#073 - Hae Min Lee. The murder that started an industry trend. Thousands of listeners, thousands of opinions. One innocent girl dead. One man in jail. Did the forensics get it right? It’s time to find out. Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive rating with a review. You can also tell y…
 
#071 - July 14, 1984 was just another peaceful summer day in Southern California. The perfect atmosphere for a frosty Mc Donald’s ice cream sundae. Aww, Micky Dees. America’s classic burger joint. Three little friends cracked their piggy banks open. And rode their bikes to enjoy their favorite treat at their favorite place. As the kids ride into Mc…
 
#070 - On February 10, 1990, two gunman stormed Las Cruces Bowl in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Once inside, the men shot seven hostages execution style. Following the massacre, five people were dead and two seriously injured. To this day, the Las Cruces Bowling Alley Massacre remains unsolved. If you think you know anything about who these two gunmen a…
 
#069 - Your phone rings in the middle of the night.. A single drop of cold sweat slides down your back. A yucky feeling in the pit of your stomach tells you. Something’s wrong. Very wrong. Your daughter’s in trouble. You frantically call 9-1-1. The police tell you to calm down and call back? Minutes grow into hours and hours turn into days. Your da…
 
#068 - After a hard day fighting crime, Michael Franke walked to his car in the night’s shadow. His footsteps echoed in the empty lot. Michael possessed an incredible work ethic. Coupled with a burning desire for positive change. A modern-day superhero. As Michael opened his car door, horror struck. An attacker pierced a knife through our champion’…
 
#067 - Christmas time, the most wonderful time of the year. Children laugh. Families bond. Christmas joy lives everywhere. Everywhere, except Fort Worth Texas. Two days before Christmas, three innocent girls went shopping at the mall, then mysteriously disappeared. No clues. No suspects. Nothing. Could forensics give Christmas back to the families?…
 
#065 - In April 2001, Susan married the man of her dreams. A man who gave her two beautiful boys, and her perfect little Mormon home. So why would the faithful Susan run away? Her quick-tongued husband possessed all the answers. She had an affair. She had a mental illness, or maybe, just maybe... she was tired of his lies. A fire erupted in Februar…
 
#061 - On October 12th, 2012, 28-year old Ryan Poston, a successful attorney from Kentucky was found dead, shot 6 times in his condo. He’d been shot to death by his girlfriend Shayna Hubers. According to Shayna, she wasn't some sort of cold blooded killer. She said she shot him out of self-defense. It was either kill or be killed. After a bizarre p…
 
#059 - In the early hours of October 6, 2003 Kimberly Long came home and discovered her boyfriend, Oswaldo "Ozzy" Conde's dead body. He'd been bludgeoned to death in the living room. Police questioned Kimberly and a friend she was with the night of the murder, Jeff Dills. Kimberly and Jeff provided conflicting stories about exactly what time she re…
 
#058 - On August 30th, 2013, 19-year old Bryce Laspisa went missing. In the days and hours leading up to his disappearance, his friends and family noticed unusual changes in his behavior. His Toyota Highlander was found wrecked near Lake Castaic in southern California, with no sign of Bryce anywhere. Investigators searched the area for weeks, looki…
 
#057 - In 1999, a teenager stumbled into the Hong Kong police department telling police officers she’d been having nightmares of a woman who had been kidnapped, tortured, and murdered. The police followed the girl to the apartment and discovered that the place was entirely decorated in Hello Kitty décor. More disturbing than the décor, was what pol…
 
#056 - On September 13th, 2006, the body of a female victim washed ashore in the upscale city of Newport Beach, California. The victim had 52 stab wounds across her entire body. The knife was found still plunged into one of her eyes. Unable to identify the victim through fingerprints, police looked to the serial number found on her breast implants …
 
#054 - In 2008, 2-year old Caylee Anthony from Orlando, Florida was reported missing by her grandmother, Cindy Anthony. The missing toddler hadn't been seen for 31 days. Her mother, Casey Anthony, claimed her daughter had been kidnapped by the babysitter. Within hours of the missing persons report, Casey Anthony was arrested in her own daughter's d…
 
#052 - Part 2 - The brutal murder of kid beauty pageant contestant, JonBenet Ramsey inside her Boulder, Colorado home on Christmas 1996 sent shock waves felt around the country. Her killer left behind a 3-page ransom letter demanding $118,000. Quickly into the investigation, her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey came under an umbrella of suspicion as …
 
#051 - Part 1 - The brutal murder of kid beauty pageant contestant, JonBenet Ramsey inside her Boulder, Colorado home on Christmas 1996 sent shock waves felt around the country. Her killer left behind a 3-page ransom letter demanding $118,000. Quickly into the investigation, her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey came under an umbrella of suspicion as …
 
#049 - On January 26, 2011, 27-year old elementary school teacher Ellen Greenberg was found dead inside her locked Philadelphia apartment. She had a total of 20 stab wounds to her chest, stomach, and back of her neck. The initial autopsy ruled her death a homicide until the ruling was reversed a few weeks later to suicide. For over 9 years, the Gre…
 
#048 - Christian Andreacchio, a 21-year old from Meridian, Mississippi, was found dead inside his apartment from a single gunshot wound to the head. His death was ruled a suicide but the circumstances surrounding his death left his family wondering what really happened inside that apartment in February 2014. Was this a tragic suicide? Or was there …
 
#047 - On Thanksgiving day 2009, four members of the same family were shot and killed by another family member. Following the murders, the shooter evaded police capture for five weeks. What caused the shooter to turn the gun on his very own family? For a complete list of sources used in this episode visit forensictales.com Support My Work If you lo…
 
#046 - Between September and October 1982, seven people throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area were killed after ingesting the over-the-counter painkiller Tylenol. The pills were discovered to have been laced with cyanide. Their deaths sent shock waves throughout the country and forever changed the way we take medicine in the United State…
 
#044 - In January 2013, 17-year old high school student Kendrick Johnson didn't return home from school. The following morning, his parents learned that their son missed class the day before. Something that was completely out of character for the student. Nearly 21 hours after Kendrick Johnson was last seen, a couple students made a shocking discov…
 
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