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Every Monday and Thursday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With the help of in-depth research, we delve deep into their lives and stories. Serial Killers is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.
- 369 - “Son of Sal” Salvatore Perrone
Salvator Perrone’s early life in the 1950s is a murky mystery, but by the time he was in his 60s, the failed fashion entrepreneur had a grudge against the world — and he was ready to exact his revenge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesMon, 12 Apr 2021
- 368 - “The Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski Pt. 2
By the 1980s, Ted Kaczynski had set off several bombs, causing only minor injuries — but for him, it wasn’t enough. What had started as a plot for revenge grew into an unrelenting need to change the world. To do that, he needed to kill. The reign of the Unabomber had begun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesThu, 08 Apr 2021
- 367 - “The Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski Pt. 1
Spotting his genius at a young age, Ted Kaczynski’s parents pushed their son to academic excellence — but Ted never found a true home in the hallowed halls of academia. Instead, by 1969, he was a former math professor with a festering hatred for the modern world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesMon, 05 Apr 2021
- 366 - “The Madman of Marshall Street” Gary M. Heidnik Pt. 2
By Thanksgiving 1986, Gary Heidnik had captured a woman and locked her in his basement, where he intended on making her carry his children. But Gary wanted an entire “birthing harem.” Over the next four months, he lured five more women to his Philadelphia home… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesThu, 01 Apr 2021
- 365 - “The Madman of Marshall Street” Gary M. Heidnik Pt. 1
Estranged from his family, Gary Heidnik’s behavior grew more and more troubling as he grew older. By 1976, no one was around to notice when he started digging a pit in his basement — one big enough to hold a person... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesMon, 29 Mar 2021
- 364 - “The Lipstick Killer” William George Heirens Pt. 2
When a six-year-old girl was brutally murdered in Chicago in 1945, the public and the press demanded answers. Luckily, police found the killer by chance when they arrested a teenage burglar named William Heirens. Or did they? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesThu, 25 Mar 2021
- 363 - “The Lipstick Killer” William George Heirens Pt. 1
Growing up in a family that didn’t have a lot of money, William Heirens turned to burglary to ease his economic anxiety. It became a compulsion he couldn’t control, and got him into trouble with the law in the early 1940s. Then, one day, it changed his life forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesMon, 22 Mar 2021
- 362 - “Earthquake Killer” Herbert Mullin Pt. 2
Herbert Mullin believed he was saving the world. After all, God had told him that murdering people would prevent catastrophic earthquakes. So, with his heaven-sent mission, he set out to kill and kill again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesThu, 18 Mar 2021
- 361 - “Earthquake Killer” Herbert Mullin Pt. 1
Throughout his childhood in the 1950s and ‘60s, Herbert Mullin's life seemed decidedly idyllic. But tragedy struck when he was 18. In the aftermath, Mullin began hearing voices — and they told him to kill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesMon, 15 Mar 2021
- 360 - “The Kansas City Butcher” Robert Berdella Pt. 2
Having killed and dismembered his first victim, Robert Bordella was anxious to take another person captive. He kidnapped and tortured multiple men in succession, drugging them with tranquilizers and documenting his actions in a diary — until someone eventually escaped. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesThu, 11 Mar 2021
- 359 - “The Kansas City Butcher” Robert Berdella Pt. 1
Inspired by a 1965 horror film called The Collector, Robert Berdella harbored dark fantasies about abuse and control. As a college student, he acted out his sadism on animals, and later, in the early ‘80s, on a teenager named Jerry Howell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesMon, 08 Mar 2021
- 358 - “The Snowtown Murders” Pt. 2
In November 1997, John Bunting claimed his sixth victim, and successfully passed it off as a suicide. From there, he and his accomplices moved at alarming speed, torturing and killing another six people until police finally caught up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesThu, 04 Mar 2021
- 357 - “The Snowtown Murders” Pt. 1
Arriving in South Australia in the 1980s, John Bunting surrounded himself with people he could easily manipulate: a small group of men who hated pedophiles and gay men, and were determined to rid their community of both. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesMon, 01 Mar 2021
- 356 - A Bram Stoker Classic from Haunted Places: Ghost Stories
Dracula wasn’t the only frightful fiction conjured by Irish author Bram Stoker… In this retelling of “The Judge’s House,” a Cambridge student is overcome with curiosity — then dread — as he faces an evil man’s terrifying legacy. Listen to Part 1 right here, then search “Haunted Places: Ghost Stories” to hear Part 2, when the Judge himself comes calling… Haunted Places: Ghost Stories is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Every Thursday, find a new tale of terror from some of history’s greatest authors. Listen free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesFri, 26 Feb 2021
- 355 - “The Suitcase Killer” Steven Zelich Pt. 2
After his first murder, Steven Zelich couldn't bear to let go of his victim, and kept her body close by. But eventually he began to crave the same powerful feeling he'd had the first time, and the hunt for his next target began... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesThu, 25 Feb 2021
- 354 - “The Suitcase Killer” Steven Zelich Pt. 1
Once a police officer who loved the authority and respect his position brought him, Steven Zelich's life took a turn in the late ‘90s when the power went to his head. His quest for the thrill of control led him to the world of BDSM… and eventually, murder.Mon, 22 Feb 2021
- 353 - Killer Couples Pt. 4: Ray Fernandez and Martha Beck
Once a promising intelligence officer, Ray Fernandez transformed into a career conman, swindling lonely women out of their savings. When he met Martha Beck in 1947, his Lonely Hearts con became a deadly scheme of spiralling jealousies and stolen fortunes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesThu, 18 Feb 2021
- 352 - Killer Couples Pt. 3: Gerald and Charlene Gallego
If love makes you do something evil, does that make you evil, too? In the late 1970s, Gerald Gallego twisted himself around Charlene’s heart and didn’t let go. The couple, later known as “The Sex Slave Killers,” worked in tandem to kidnap and murder ten women. Was Charlene a victim, too?Mon, 15 Feb 2021
- 351 - Killer Couples Pt. 2: Alton Coleman and Debra BrownThu, 11 Feb 2021
- 350 - Killer Couples Pt. 1: Ray and Faye Copeland
They say that “love is a many-splendored thing.” But for Ray and Faye Copeland, it was a thing of violence. The couple’s murderous crimes made them two of the oldest people ever sentenced to death in the United States.Mon, 08 Feb 2021
- 349 - New Limited Series: Criminal Couples
This season, “L” stands for love… and lawless… and lethal. Beginning February 1st, uncover history’s most infamous couples in this collection of episodes from across Parcast Network. Follow the misdeeds of married mafiosos. Enter the transgressions of casanova cult leaders. And demystify the lives of coupled kingpins, pirates, and spies… Because in this limited series, romance takes a sharp turn into the radical. Get a preview of Criminal Couples right here, then search “Criminal Couples” to find and follow the series. Episodes air every Monday. Listen free, only on Spotify.Fri, 05 Feb 2021
- 348 - “The Monster of Florence” Pt. 2
By 1985, the Monster of Florence had claimed 16 lives. Unfortunately, authorities were no closer to catching the killer than when they'd started their investigation, and the trail was getting colder every day...Thu, 04 Feb 2021
- 347 - “The Monster of Florence” Pt. 1
One of Italy’s most notorious serial killers has never (definitively) been identified. The mysterious Monster of Florence murdered couples in their cars, beginning in 1974. The crimes were so horrific that all of Florence was on edge, and the hunt for the killer was vast.Mon, 01 Feb 2021
- 346 - “The Missoula Mauler” Wayne Nance Pt. 2
By 1984, Nance had revamped his reputation and settled into a comfortable routine in his hometown. But as he grew fixated on his boss, his nice-guy exterior evaporated, revealing a cold and calculating killer.Thu, 28 Jan 2021
- 345 - “The Missoula Mauler” Wayne Nance Pt. 1
As a teenager, Wayne Nance developed an interest in Satanism that may have led to his first murder. He became obsessed with the idea of making a human sacrifice — and in the spring of 1974, he boasted to a friend: “It’s been done.”Mon, 25 Jan 2021
- 344 - "The Boozing Barber" Gilbert Paul Jordan Pt. 2
His victims’ deaths were often ruled “unnatural and accidental,” leaving Gilbert Paul Jordan free to perfect his M.O. — forcing Indigenous women in Vancouver to drink themselves to death. Unable to keep him behind bars, police surveilled the barber until they could catch him in the act.Thu, 21 Jan 2021
- 343 - Welcome to the Family: The Kennedys
They’re a powerful political dynasty with no shortage of tragedies, scandals and controversies. Ahead of the 60th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, revisit the most shocking moments in the Kennedy family history — from conspiracies and cover-ups to assassinations and affairs — in this Parcast limited series. All 12 episodes are available January 19th. Listen free, only on Spotify.Tue, 19 Jan 2021
- 342 - "The Boozing Barber" Gilbert Paul Jordan Pt. 1
An alcoholic from his teenage years onward, Gilbert Paul Jordan spent his young adulthood in 1950s Vancouver tallying up arrests for theft, assault, and drug possession. Then he discovered a crime he wouldn’t be punished for: plying a victim with alcohol until she was poisoned to death.Mon, 18 Jan 2021
- 341 - "The Railroad Killer" Ángel Maturino Reséndiz Pt. 2
By the 1990s, Ángel Maturino Reséndiz was a seasoned murderer using America’s extensive railroad system to strike new victims, then flee. But eventually, authorities caught onto the pattern in his murders. In 1999, their investigation came to a surprising stop.Thu, 14 Jan 2021
- 340 - "The Railroad Killer" Ángel Maturino Reséndiz Pt. 1
After years of incarceration, rejection, and failure, Ángel Maturino Reséndiz's most violent impulses began to surface. Between 1986 and 1999, he traveled the U.S. by freight train, murdering “sinners” in a so-called mission from God.Mon, 11 Jan 2021
- 339 - “The Beauty Queen Killer” Christopher Wilder Pt. 2
In 1984, Wilder went on a weeks-long killing spree across the U.S., abducting, raping and murdering as many young women as he could find. As he targeted malls across the country, the FBI launched a manhunt for the Australian fugitive.Thu, 07 Jan 2021
- 338 - “The Beauty Queen Killer” Christopher Wilder Pt. 1Mon, 04 Jan 2021
- 333 - “The Butcher Baker” Robert Hansen Pt. 2
By day, Robert Hansen was a devoted husband, devout Christian, and respected member of the Anchorage community. By night, he abducted young women from clubs and drove them deep into the Alaskan wilderness, where he hunted them like prey.Thu, 17 Dec 2020
- 332 - “The Butcher Baker” Robert Hansen Pt. 1
Bullied from a young age, Robert Hansen’s resentment toward the people in his hometown manifested in different ways — most alarmingly, arson. In 1967, the troubled baker and avid hunter moved to Alaska, and developed a deadly pastime: abducting and assaulting women.Mon, 14 Dec 2020
- 331 - “The Happy Face Killer” Keith Jesperson Pt. 2
After his first murder, Keith Jesperson felt unstoppable, and went on something of a killing spree. But eventually, he got annoyed that he wasn't getting credit for his hard work, and started sending authorities chilling notes signed with a happy face.Thu, 10 Dec 2020
- 330 - “The Happy Face Killer” Keith Jesperson Pt. 1
Always shy and a little curious, Keith Jesperson lived a troubled childhood. Beaten by his father, and always struggling to make friends, Keith grew up vowing he'd never hurt children. But he made no such promise when it came to women.Mon, 07 Dec 2020
- 329 - “The Backpacker Murderer” Ivan Milat Pt. 2
By the end of 1993, seven decomposed bodies had been pulled from Australia's Belanglo State Forest. The nation was terrified, and the police force was put on notice: There was a serial killer on the loose.Thu, 03 Dec 2020
- 328 - “The Backpacker Murderer” Ivan Milat Pt. 1Mon, 30 Nov 2020
- 327 - Unsolved Murders Crossover: The Burger Chef Murders Pt. 2
Today we’re bringing you a special two-part episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Unsolved Murders on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! In November 1978, four young employees of the Speedway, Indiana Burger Chef went missing, along with nearly $600 dollars from the store. Their bodies were found two days later. Was this a case of petty theft gone seriously wrong, or the work of a serial killer?Mon, 23 Nov 2020
- 326 - Unsolved Murders Crossover: The Burger Chef Murders Pt. 1
Today we’re bringing you a special two-part episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Unsolved Murders on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! In November 1978, four young employees of the Speedway, Indiana Burger Chef went missing, along with nearly $600 dollars from the store. Their bodies were found two days later. Was this a case of petty theft gone seriously wrong, or the work of a serial killer?Mon, 23 Nov 2020
- 325 - “The Chessboard Killer” Alexander Pichushkin Pt. 2
After killing dozens of people and getting away with it, Alexander Pichushkin got bored with his routine. So, he mixed things up — in brutal fashion. His unchecked maneuvers amounted to at least 48 murders in Moscow.Thu, 19 Nov 2020
- 324 - Dictators: The Rise & Fall of a Roman Emperor
They’re natural-born leaders, hungry for absolute power. Every week on Dictators, delve into the minds and motives of history’s most infamous rulers — people who rose through the ranks toward radicalism, eliminating anyone who stood in their way. This week, track the rise and fall of Nero, an emperor who led Rome to destruction. Hear a clip from Part 1 here, then head to Dictators for the rest of the episode. Dictators is free to listen on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.Tue, 17 Nov 2020
- 323 - “The Chessboard Killer” Alexander Pichushkin Pt. 1
One of Russia’s most prolific serial killers was an avid chess player. First introduced to the pastime by his grandfather, the young Alexander Pichushkin finally found something he could excel at. But in 1992, his competitive urges were drawn to a different kind of game…Mon, 16 Nov 2020
- 322 - “The Suffolk Strangler”: Steve Wright Pt. 2
In the final few months of 2006, Ipswich was shaken by the strangling deaths of several sex workers. It didn't take long for Steve Wright to relax into his new role as cold-blooded killer. But the bolder — and more bizarre — he became, the closer he got to sealing his own fate.Thu, 12 Nov 2020
- 321 - “The Suffolk Strangler” Steve Wright Pt. 1
He was an unassuming man whose Jekyll and Hyde personality obscured increasingly violent tendencies. And in 2006, in the small English town of Ipswich, Steve Wright began targeting sex workers — abducting, strangling, and dumping the bodies of five women.Mon, 09 Nov 2020
- 320 - “The Nurse Killer” Richard Benjamin SpeckThu, 05 Nov 2020
- 319 - “The Weepy-Voice Killer” Paul Michael Stephani
In the early 1980s, emergency services in St. Paul, Minnesota began receiving odd calls from a distraught-sounding man. At first reporting brutal attacks on women, he quickly began taking credit for the murders, and begged police to stop him.Mon, 02 Nov 2020
- 318 - “The Vampire of Düsseldorf” Peter Kürten Pt. 2
Throughout his shocking rampage that left dozens of people injured or dead, the newly dubbed “Vampire of Düsseldorf” Peter Kürten grew more and more confident — even writing into a local paper with the location of a victim’s body. But his confidence would be his undoing.Thu, 29 Oct 2020
- 317 - “The Vampire of Düsseldorf” Peter Kürten Pt. 1
Unfulfilled by bestiality, a young Peter Kürten turned to murder — and discovered his body’s reaction to the sight of blood. As his dark desires festered, he embraced sadism in all its forms. And in 1929, a gruesome killing spree earned him a chilling moniker.Mon, 26 Oct 2020
- 316 - “The Starvation Doctor” Linda Hazzard Pt. 2
When British heiresses Dora and Claire Williamson reached out to Linda Hazzard, she might have thought draining their bank accounts would be easy enough. But she didn't count on the sisters’ resilience, or the might of one formidable governess...Thu, 22 Oct 2020
- 314 - “The Starvation Doctor” Linda Hazzard Pt. 1
In the early 1900s, Linda Hazzard marketed herself as a doctor, and claimed that she could cure any ailment with her special starvation regimens. Except, instead of curing her patients, she was killing them.Mon, 19 Oct 2020
- 313 - “The Hippie Trail Killer” Charles Sobhraj Pt. 2
After spending years in and out of prison, Charles “The Serpent” Sobhraj was determined to make something of himself. To do that, he needed money — only now, he knew better than to leave behind any witnesses.Thu, 15 Oct 2020
- 312 - “The Hippie Trail Killer” Charles Sobhraj Pt. 1
Growing up in Vietnam, India and France in the 1940s and ‘50s, Charles Sobhraj never truly fit in anywhere — not even with his family. When they turned their backs on him for good, he became a con man smuggling cars, escaping debts, stealing from tourists… and breaking out of prisons around the world.Mon, 12 Oct 2020
- 311 - Satanic Panic Pt. 2: Serial Killers
In the 1980s, “Satanic Panic” was a mass hysteria that consumed communities and ruined lives—all over things that never even happened. In this new five-part series, we’re examining the origins of the panic, tracing back through the decades to see how the fear of Satan’s influence in society swept across North America.Thu, 08 Oct 2020
- 310 - Satanic Panic Pt. 1: Origins
In the 1980s, “Satanic Panic” was a mass hysteria that consumed communities and ruined lives—all over things that never even happened. In this new five-part series, we’re examining the origins of the panic, tracing back through the decades to see how the fear of Satan’s influence in society swept across North America.Mon, 05 Oct 2020
- 309 - “The Hillside Stranglers” Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr. Pt. 2
In the fall of 1977, Los Angeles was on high alert, so 43-year-old Angelo Buono Jr. and 26-year-old Kenny Bianchi knew they had to play it safe. But as their death toll grew even higher, their relationship began to crumble.Thu, 01 Oct 2020
- 307 - “The Hillside Stranglers” Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr. Pt. 1
These killer cousins terrorized Los Angeles in the late ‘70s. Despite very different upbringings, Angelo Buono Jr. and Kenny Bianchi both formed sadistic attitudes toward women that led to them cruising the streets of Hollywood, posing as undercover cops, patrolling for victims.Mon, 28 Sep 2020
- 305 - “The San Francisco Witch Killers” Michael and Suzan Carson Pt. 2Thu, 24 Sep 2020
- 304 - “The San Francisco Witch Killers” Michael and Suzan Carson Pt. 1
They set out to murder witches in the early 1980s, moving up and down the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Suzan Carson believed she was destined to rid the world of evil… All she needed was a willing follower to wield the knife.Mon, 21 Sep 2020
- 303 - “The Ken and Barbie Killers” Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka Pt. 2
On the outside, Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo appeared to be a perfect couple—but they held a dark secret: Paul’s sadistic aggressions were seemingly unstoppable, spurred on by Karla’s compliance. The secrets—and the bodies—piled up.Thu, 17 Sep 2020
- 301 - “The Ken and Barbie Killers” Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka Pt. 1
When Paul Bernardo met his bride-to-be Karla Homolka in October 1987, he had already raped his first victim. But Paul's sadistic sexual appetite only seemed to deepen Karla's desire for him. And when his sick interest turned toward her 15-year-old sister, Karla let one thing guide her next move: her unrelenting need to please him.Mon, 14 Sep 2020
- 300 - “Hannibal the Cannibal” Robert John Maudsley Pt. 2
By torturing and killing his fellow inmate, Robert Maudsley won his escape from Broadmoor Mental Hospital. But when confronted with more pedophiles at Wakefield Prison, he knew he couldn't stay there. Unfortunately, no one was listening to him. And the only thing that had ever gotten him attention was killing...Thu, 10 Sep 2020
- 299 - “Hannibal the Cannibal” Robert John Maudsley Pt. 1
Abused by his parents from a young age, Robert Maudsley spent his childhood bouncing around orphanages and foster homes before running away in 1969. He spent years living on the streets of London, where he met a man with a dark secret… and decided that man couldn’t live.Mon, 07 Sep 2020
- 298 - “Night Caller” Eric Edgar Cooke Pt. 2Thu, 03 Sep 2020
- 297 - “Night Caller” Eric Edgar Cooke Pt. 1
Born in 1931 to a caring mother and alcoholic father, Eric Edgar Cooke had a turbulent home life. His string of break-ins and petty thefts were met with sympathetic authorities who gave Cooke second and third chances… But their leniency was cast aside in favor of more violence.Mon, 31 Aug 2020
- 296 - “Double-O Swango” Joseph Swango Pt. 2
While Joseph Swango’s patients died at alarming rates, few people seemed capable of connecting the mysterious deaths with the doctor-in-training. The alarm bells only rang once he began poisoning his colleagues…Thu, 27 Aug 2020
- 294 - “Double-O Swango” Joseph Swango Pt. 1
As a teenager in the ‘70s, Joseph Swango had an intense fascination with the macabre, even keeping a scrapbook full of newspaper clippings about murder and car crashes. As he got older, he realized that one career in particular would give him daily contact with death: medicine.Mon, 24 Aug 2020
- 293 - “Damsel of Death” Aileen Wuornos Pt. 2
In the late ‘80s, Aileen trolled the highways outside of Daytona, Florida looking for johns. But these days, she was interested in more than sex work. Her johns had always treated her as disposable. Now, armed with a .22 caliber handgun, she was ready to return the favor.Thu, 20 Aug 2020
- 292 - “Damsel of Death” Aileen Wuornos Pt. 1
More abused than loved, Aileen Wuornos suffered through her childhood in 1960s Michigan. She became a sex worker and petty thief, eventually hitchhiking to Florida—where the work that made her an outcast led to the murder that made her infamous.Mon, 17 Aug 2020
- 291 - “Programmed to Kill” Charlie Brandt Pt. 2
For decades, it seemed like Charlie Brandt's first murder was a shocking, unexplainable anomoly—something he would never repeat. But in 2004, another violent crime would make headlines, and unearth secrets no one ever saw coming.Thu, 13 Aug 2020
- 289 - “Programmed to Kill” Charlie Brandt Pt. 1
In January 1971, 13-year-old Charlie Brandt retrieved his father's gun and committed a shocking murder, saying it was like he “was sort of programmed to do it.” After 17 months in a mental health facility, he was free, and everything returned to normal… Or so it seemed.Mon, 10 Aug 2020
- 288 - “The Sunday Morning Slasher” Coral Eugene Watts Pt. 2
By the early 1980s, Watts had stabbed three women to death. As police closed in on him, setting up tails and even bringing him in for questioning—but unable to detain him—he fled to Texas, where he disappeared into the city then known as “The Murder Capital of the U.S.”Thu, 06 Aug 2020
- 287 - “The Sunday Morning Slasher” Coral Eugene Watts Pt. 1
Unable to contain his dark fantasies and suppressed rage, Coral Eugene Watts targeted women in Michigan and Texas starting in 1974, and continuing for nearly a decade. His crime sprees were a reign of terror that for him, brought a perverse kind of relief.Mon, 03 Aug 2020
- 286 - “The Racist Killer” Joseph Paul Franklin Pt. 2
Still desperate to ignite a race war in the United States, Joseph Paul Franklin sought more prominent targets, hoping to draw attention to his cause. But he also found satisfaction in impulsive, isolated murders. When it seemed no one would ever catch him, he got careless.Thu, 30 Jul 2020
- 285 - “The Racist Killer” Joseph Paul Franklin Pt. 1
He studied Mein Kampf. Changed his name. And joined white supremacist groups across the country. Fueled by hateful rhetoric and armed with guerilla warfare tactics, Joseph Paul Franklin set out to ignite a nationwide race war—right in the midst of the Civil Rights movement.Mon, 27 Jul 2020
- 284 - “The Torso Killer” Richard Francis Cottingham Pt. 2
In 1977, Cottingham was married with three kids, two secret girlfriends, and an itch for abusing sex workers. As the years wore on, he developed increasingly bizarre torture rituals, and his crimes escalated in both body count and brutality.Thu, 23 Jul 2020
- 283 - “The Torso Killer” Richard Francis Cottingham Pt. 2
In 1977, Cottingham was married with three kids, two secret girlfriends, and an itch for abusing sex workers. As the years wore on, he developed increasingly bizarre torture rituals, and his crimes escalated in both body count and brutality.Mon, 20 Jul 2020
- 282 - “The Toolbox Killers” Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris Pt. 2
In 1979, Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris sexually assaulted and murdered five teenage girls. For months, authorities were at a loss to explain the disappearances of their victims, but eventually, Norris and Bittaker got reckless, and the crimes of the Toolbox Killers were revealed to the world.Thu, 16 Jul 2020
- 280 - “The Toolbox Killers” Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris Pt. 1
They each lived lonely lives, bouncing from jail to jail until a chance meeting in California brought them together in 1978. Bittaker and Norris began a sadistic friendship which evolved into a twisted partnership—one that would eventually claim the lives of five teenage girls.Mon, 13 Jul 2020
- 279 - “The ABC Killer” Moses Sithole
At a young age, Moses Sithole was abandoned by his mother, forcing him to go in and out of a traumatic foster care system. As an adult in the ‘90s, he began enacting his revenge on women in a rampage that had South Africa terrified.Thu, 09 Jul 2020
- 278 - “The Chicago Abductor” Brian Dugan
In the early ‘70s, a teenaged Dugan had an encounter with one of the most notorious serial killers in the U.S.—a killer whose infamy Dugan would soon match, with a murder spree throughout Chicago’s rural suburbs.Mon, 06 Jul 2020
- 277 - “Milwaukee North Side Strangler” Walter E. Ellis
In his youth, Walter Ellis was prone to fits of physical violence. But as he grew older, he took on the role of a gentle and unsuspecting neighbor. Over the course of 20 years, it was this persona that allowed the man known as the Milwaukee North Side Strangler to avoid the detection of local police, who were facing a series of eerily similar murders.Thu, 02 Jul 2020
- 276 - “The Hitchhiker Killer” Thor Nis Christiansen
Growing up in the California town of Solvang, Thor Nis Christiansen was the quiet son of Danish immigrants. As he grew older, Thor began harboring dark, disturbing fantasies about women. Before his 20th birthday, he would strike for the first time—and it wouldn't be the last...Mon, 29 Jun 2020
- 275 - “A Chaotic Life” Andrew Urdiales
He endured extreme childhood abuse, served in the Marines, and was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia. Between 1986 and 1996, Andrew Urdiales turned his anger into murder, taking the lives of eight women.Thu, 25 Jun 2020
- 274 - “Crazy Charlie” Charles Ray Hatcher
He spent his life trying to escape jails, mental hospitals, and his urge to kill. From 1961 to 1982, Charles Ray Hatcher murdered at least four people, but he claims to have killed as many as 16 in Missouri, California, and Illinois.Mon, 22 Jun 2020
- 273 - “The Boy Torturer of Boston” Pt. 2: Jesse Pomeroy
Sent to a reform school for the remainder of his childhood, Jesse Pomeroy, and his distraught mother, had one shared goal in mind: early release. After only 17 months away, they'd got their wish. And by 1874, Jesse was free to continue his attacks—and this time, he was ready to kill.Thu, 18 Jun 2020
- 272 - “The Boy Torturer of Boston” Pt. 1: Jesse Pomeroy
Born in 1859 with a cleft palate, Jesse Pomeroy's father looked upon his son as weak, and brutally abused him throughout his childhood. Tormented at home and at school, Jesse began to entertain violent fantasies about torturing prisoners. By the time he was 12, simply fantasizing wasn't enough—and the “Boy Torturer of Boston” emerged...Mon, 15 Jun 2020
- 271 - “Hannibal Lecter of Sweden” Sture Bergwall
He claimed to be Sweden's first serial killer. Throughout the 1990s, Sture Bergwall made shocking confessions to dozens of brutal murders across Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. But his final confession was the most surprising of them all.Thu, 11 Jun 2020
- 269 - “Warwick Slasher” Craig Price
Growing up as one of the few black kids in Warwick, Rhode Island was not easy. By the time Craig Price transitioned from child to teen, the years of racism and bullying had already made a huge impact on his developing psyche. By the time he was 13-years-old in 1986, his anger had reached a boiling point.Mon, 08 Jun 2020
- 268 - “Doctor Satan” Pt. 2: Marcel Petiot
In 1942, Marcel Petiot's fake escape network, Fly-Tox, was operating at full steam. He took his victim's payment, and instead of helping them start new lives in South America, he murdered them and stored the bodies in his basement. But his scheme couldn't escape the attention of the Nazis for long.Thu, 04 Jun 2020
- 267 - “Doctor Satan” Pt. 1: Marcel Petiot
Since childhood, Marcel Petiot flaunted a disregard for the rules. As a doctor, he used his charm and influence to enrich his family and get away with his first murder. But when WWII reached Paris, a deadly new scheme began to brew...Mon, 01 Jun 2020
- 266 - “The Acid Bath Murderer” Pt. 2: John George Haigh
His first murder in 1944 had gone exactly as planned: the body had dissolved in acid, and he was sure no one would ever find out what he had done. So, with that in mind, John George Haigh set about repeating the process again, and again—always chasing the next big score.Thu, 28 May 2020
- 265 - “The Acid Bath Murderer” Pt. 1: John George Haigh
Born in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century, John George Haigh rebelled against his hyper-religious upbringing and opted for a life of crime. He didn't see the point in earning an honest living when he could con others out of theirs. But Haigh soon realized that he needed a way to swindle people and make sure they stayed silent.Mon, 25 May 2020
- 264 - “The Cleveland Strangler” Pt. 2: Anthony Sowell
As his living conditions deteriorated in the late 2000's, so did Anthony Sowell’s state of mind. Investigators were horrified when they finally searched his Cleveland home and found the corpses of his victims decaying in nearly every room.Thu, 21 May 2020
- 263 - “The Cleveland Strangler” Pt. 1: Anthony Sowell
Plagued by addiction, Anthony Sowell killed 11 women between May 2007 and September of 2009. As his abuse became worse, so did his living conditions. Eventually Sowell was almost a total recluse, kept company only by the rotting bodies he kept in his home.Mon, 18 May 2020
- 262 - “The Slave Master” Pt. 2: John Edward Robinson
By 1984, after a lifetime spent breaking the law and facing few consequences, John Edward Robinson had finally crossed the line into cold-blooded murder. Having gotten away with it before, he decided that nothing was stopping him from doing it again, and again...Thu, 14 May 2020
- 261 - “The Slave Master” Pt. 1: John Edward Robinson
As a child growing up in Illinois in the 1940s and ‘50s, John Edward Robinson was obsessed with figures from the criminal underworld. When he was grown and married, he began conning his way into jobs he wasn't qualified for. It wasn't long before his scheming ways took a decidedly dark turn...Mon, 11 May 2020
- 260 - “The Meanest Man in America” Pt. 2: Donald Henry Gaskins
In the late 1960s, Donald Henry Gaskins found himself consumed by a ravenous rage. He began stalking the highways of South Carolina, searching for victims. Eventually, he became so violent that even a maximum security prison couldn't stop him from killing.Thu, 07 May 2020
- 259 - “The Meanest Man in America” Pt. 1: Donald Henry Gaskins
Between 1953 and 1982, Donald Henry “Pee Wee” Gaskins murdered at least 14 people, and claimed to have killed over 100. Gaskins began his crime spree early, and went from a young burglar and car thief in South Carolina to one of the most brutal serial murderers in U.S. history.Mon, 04 May 2020
- 258 - “The Gainesville Ripper” Pt. 2: Danny Rolling
In 1989, Danny Rolling had already gotten away with a shocking triple murder. As he tried to stay ahead of the Shreveport cops, he made his way to Gainesville, where he set about terrorizing the University of Florida Campus as the “Gainesville Ripper.”Thu, 30 Apr 2020
- 257 - “The Gainesville Ripper” Pt. 1: Danny Rolling
It's likely that an abusive, loveless upbringing in the 1960s and ‘70s shaped Danny Rolling’s troubling violent sexual fantasies. After a young life of petty crime in Louisiana and Georgia, one incident set Danny off.Mon, 27 Apr 2020
- 255 - NEW: “The Scorecard Killer” Pt. 2: Randy Steven Kraft
We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Serial Killers today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. For more than a decade, Randy Steven Kraft preyed upon vulnerable young Californian men—torturing, dismembering, and murdering dozens. His killings were made all the worse by the blasé approach authorities took to his case.Thu, 23 Apr 2020
- 254 - NEW: “The Scorecard Killer” Pt. 1: Randy Steven Kraft
We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Serial Killers today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. From 1972 to 1983, the gay community of Southern California was plagued by a vicious killer. His name was Randy Steven Kraft, and he would later become known for the morbid murder "scorecard" that he kept beneath his car rug.Mon, 20 Apr 2020
- 253 - Crossover Week: Female Criminals (Juana Barraza Pt. 2)
If you enjoy the true stories told in Serial Killers, check out this episode from our series Female Criminals: Between 1998 and 2006, Juana Barraza became a deceitful serial killer. Because police believed the murderer to be a man, Juana continued her deadly crimes without fear. By the time she was caught, she was suspected of claiming up to 48 victims.Thu, 16 Apr 2020
- 252 - Crossover Week: Female Criminals (Juana Barraza Pt. 1)
If you enjoy the true stories told in Serial Killers, check out this episode from our series Female Criminals: From 1999 to 2006, as many as 48 elderly women were murdered in Mexico City. The woman at the center of this: a Lucha Libre wrestler turned infamous serial killer—Juana Barraza.Mon, 13 Apr 2020
- 251 - “The Most Prolific” Pt. 2: Samuel Little
By the 1990s, he had spent twenty years murdering dozens of women across the United States. Decades after his crimes, Samuel Little was finally brought to justice—and soon revealed to have one of the highest victim counts of all time.Thu, 09 Apr 2020
- 249 - “The Most Prolific” Pt. 1: Samuel Little
In 2018, he was serving a life sentence for the murders of three women in California—when he confessed to another. Then, another and another. Soon, Samuel Little had confessed to 93 murders across the U.S. over a period of 30 years.Mon, 06 Apr 2020
- 248 - The Axeman of New Orleans Pt. 2
After a 7-month hiatus between 1918 and 1919, the Axeman jumped back into his killing spree. City officials tried to track down the mysterious killer, but their hunt led to nothing but dead ends and wrongful convictions. To this day, the Axeman's true identity remains unknown.Thu, 02 Apr 2020
- 247 - The Axeman of New Orleans Pt. 1
While the U.S. was wrapped up in the final days of World War I, New Orleans was facing an enemy right in their own backyard. In the early 20th century, a wave of fear rolled through Crescent City as a mysterious man began axing people in the dead of night while they were fast asleep.Mon, 30 Mar 2020
- 246 - Parcast Classic: Robert Lee Yates Pt. 2
Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! In 1996, Yates was honorably discharged from active duty in the U.S. Army, but would resume serving his country by enlisting in the National Guard two years later. Few people in the Spokane, Washington metropolitan area would suspect this decorated veteran and family man could be capable of such heartless destruction.Thu, 26 Mar 2020
- 245 - Parcast Classic: Robert Lee Yates Pt. 1
Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! He lived a seemingly normal life. A father of five children and army veteran, Robert Lee Yates, was well regarded in the Spokane, Washington community. All of that changed when he went on a murder spree, killing 17 women between 1975 and 1998 in the back of his van.Mon, 23 Mar 2020
- 244 - “The Golden State Killer” Pt. 2: Joseph DeAngelo
As Joseph James DeAngelo's crimes escalated from robbery to murder during the 1980s, he terrified the state of California. Despite the best efforts of authorities, he eluded capture for decades. But he couldn't run forever.Thu, 19 Mar 2020
- 243 - “The Golden State Killer” Pt. 1: Joseph DeAngelo
His crimes earned him the moniker of the “Visalia Ransacker” and the “East Area Rapist.” But Joseph James DeAngelo would become most notorious for his final nickname, the “Golden State Killer.” Between 1974 and 1986, DeAngelo committed untold atrocities, all while leading a seemingly average life as a husband and small town cop.Mon, 16 Mar 2020
- 242 - “The Boxcar Killer” Robert Joseph Silvera Jr.
He was a freight hopper who rode the rails of the western United States for over a decade. Robert Joseph Silvera Jr. was responsible for more than 30 slayings in that time, most of his victims being fellow transients—earning him the nickname, “The Boxcar Killer.”Thu, 12 Mar 2020
- 240 - False Confessions: Henry Lee Lucas
In the mid-1980s, serial killer Henry Lee Lucas confessed to nearly 600 murders. While most of those confessions were subsequently disproven, his case led to larger questions about United States interrogation methods.Mon, 09 Mar 2020
- 239 - “The Lust Killer” Pt. 2: Jerry Brudos
In many ways, Jerry Brudos wasn't in it for the kill—he was in it for the body. Between 1968 and 1969, he dressed his victims up and posed them, like living dolls. After killing them, he continued to defile and manipulate the bodies, keeping trophies for himself.Thu, 05 Mar 2020
- 238 - “The Lust Killer” Pt 1: Jerry Brudos
He developed an obsession with women's clothing from a young age—a fetish which would eventually turn violent. As a teenager, Jerry Brudos started attacking young women… just to steal their shoes. But when footwear wasn't enough to satiate his desires, Brudos graduated from thief to kidnapper. And eventually, murderer.Mon, 02 Mar 2020
- 237 - The Zodiac Killer Pt. 2
Following the string of brutal murders throughout the 1960s, the masked man known as the Zodiac Killer continued to write letters to the press and police, taunting them for their inability to catch him. Fifty years later, there is still no confirmed suspect as to the identity of the murderer.Thu, 27 Feb 2020
- 236 - The Zodiac Killer Pt. 1
In the summer of 1969, newspapers in San Francisco began receiving coded letters from a man who would come to identify himself as "the Zodiac." The killer confessed to a string of brutal murders and would go on to terrorize the Bay area into the early 1970s.Mon, 24 Feb 2020
- 235 - Serial Killers Rewind: Gwen Graham & Cathy Wood Pt. 1
On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Serial Killers that you might have missed! After meeting at Alpine Manor in Michigan, nurses’ aides Gwen Graham and Cathy Wood began a romantic relationship that eventually earned them the nickname “The Lethal Lovers.” Motivated by dark erotophonophilia, Graham and Wood’s dangerous “pranks” soon escalated to what they dubbed “The Murder Game.”Sun, 23 Feb 2020
- 234 - “Dr. Death” Pt. 2: H.H. Holmes
Between 1891 and 1895, H.H. Holmes embarked on a vicious killing spree across the United States, terrorizing an entire nation in the process. No one knows exactly how many murders he committed. He confessed to twenty-seven, but only nine were confirmed.Thu, 20 Feb 2020
- 232 - “H.H. Holmes” Pt. 1: Herman Webster Mudgett
He was the master of the infamous “Murder Mansion,” and often cited as America’s first serial killer. H.H. Holmes began his career as a con artist in Chicago, taking advantage of anyone he could between 1886 and 1894—all the while hiding his darkest motives.Mon, 17 Feb 2020
- 231 - “The Campus Killer” Pt. 2: Ted Bundy
In 1974, Ted Bundy embarked on a murderous roadtrip across America committing dozens of murders from Colorado to as far as Florida. But after two prison escapes, and multiple trials, Bundy was far from finished. In 1979, he captivated the entire country by representing himself in the first televised murder trial in U.S. history.Thu, 13 Feb 2020
- 230 - “The Campus Killer” Pt. 1: Ted Bundy
He’s one of the most notorious serial killers of the 20th century, murdering dozens of young women on a bloody rampage across America that spanned four years. But Ted Bundy’s metamorhposis as a killer began during childhood—long before his first murder.Mon, 10 Feb 2020
- 228 - “The Lambeth Poisoner” Thomas Neill Cream
In the late 1800s, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream was the go-to doctor for Chicago's Red Light District. The women, who grew to trust, admire, and even fall in love with Dr. Cream, would soon become victims of his quiet-but-deadly poisonings.Mon, 03 Feb 2020
- 227 - “The Classified Ad Rapist” Pt. 2: Bobby Joe LongMon, 27 Jan 2020
- 226 - Serial Killers Rewind: Ed Gein Pt. 1
On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Serial Killers that you might have missed! He was known as the “Butcher of Plainfield.” Ed Gein’s gruesome killings would go on to inspire horror movies such as Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs.Sun, 26 Jan 2020
- 224 - “The Classified Ad Rapist” Pt. 1: Bobby Joe Long
Bobby Joe Long was responsible for the murder of at least 9 Tampa women. Born in 1953, his early life was milestoned by several serious head injuries including a motorcycle accident which would leave him forever changed.Mon, 20 Jan 2020
- 223 - “The Gorilla Man” Pt. 2: Earle Leonard Nelson
From 1926-1928, Earle Nelson would roam across North America strangling unsuspecting land ladies. By the end of his rampage, he will kill at least 22 people, a record that would not be broken for another 50 years.Mon, 13 Jan 2020
- 221 - “The Gorilla Man” Pt. 1: Earle Leonard NelsonMon, 06 Jan 2020
- 220 - Best of 2019: “The Spokane Serial Killer” Pt. 2: Robert Lee Yates Jr.
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In 1996, Yates was honorably discharged from active duty in the U.S. Army, but would resume serving his country by enlisting in the National Guard two years later. Few people in the Spokane, Washington metropolitan area would suspect this decorated veteran and family man could be capable of such heartless destruction.Mon, 30 Dec 2019
- 219 - Best of 2019: “The Spokane Serial Killer” Pt. 1: Robert Lee Yates Jr.
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: He lived a seemingly normal life. A father of five children and army veteran, Robert Lee Yates, was well regarded in the Spokane, Washington community. All of that changed when he went on a murder spree, killing 17 women between 1975 and 1998 in the back of his van.Mon, 30 Dec 2019
- 218 - Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3
While on probation after an early release from prison in March of 1990, Jeffrey Dahmer continued his wave of sadistic violence. A chance event would finally lead to his arrest, and a media spectacle would bring Dahmer to the masses.Mon, 23 Dec 2019
- 217 - Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 2
It was a murderous rampage that could have possibly been prevented. Although Jeffrey Dahmer failed numerous times to turn his life around, his multi-year killing spree also went ignored by his family, neighbors, sentencing judges, and court-appointed therapists.Mon, 23 Dec 2019
- 216 - Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 1
He was one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century, murdering 17 young men between 1978 and 1991 through a variety of cruel and unusual methods. But how did Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the era's most monstrous killers, get his start?Mon, 23 Dec 2019
- 215 - Dahmer: A 3-Part Special
You know the name, but do you know the whole story? Jeffrey Dahmer: one of history’s most notorious serial killers, and our most requested episode, is now the subject of an exclusive SERIAL KILLERS 3-part special event. To show our appreciation for our loyal listeners, we’re taking a deep dive into Dahmer’s life and crimes to understand where his behavior went off the rails—and why he continues to fascinate us. All 3 episodes will be available on December 23rd across all of Parcast’s true-crime related feeds!Thu, 19 Dec 2019
- 214 - David Joseph Carpenter
At least 10 people lost their lives at the hands of David Joseph Carpenter between 1979 and 1981. His infamous attacks at popular hiking spots in the San Francisco area and earned him the nickname, "The Trailside Killer."Mon, 16 Dec 2019
- 213 - Archibald Thomson Hall Pt. 2
Archibald Hall carried out his murderous rampage across the U.K. in 1977 and 1978, killing five people in search of notoriety and wealth. As his clients would soon find out, their affable butler was not all he seemed.Mon, 09 Dec 2019
- 212 - Archibald Thomson Hall Pt. 1
Obsessed with breaking into the upper crust of society, Archibald Hall would go to any lengths to do so. Between 1977 and 1978, Hall killed five people across the United Kingdom. Each victim was killed a different way, but he knew all of them personally.Mon, 02 Dec 2019
- 211 - The Servant Girl Annihilator Pt. 2
On Christmas Eve 1885, Austin, Texas was again the site of multiple, grisly slayings. Only this time, the victims were not African-American women. They were prominent white women. Did the Annihilator Killer change his M.O. or were there now two serial killers loose in the streets of Austin?Mon, 25 Nov 2019
- 209 - The Servant Girl Annihilator Pt. 1
In 1884, Austin, Texas was shaken to its core when one of America's first serial killers committed a series of gruesome murders in its streets. The killer targeted African American women who worked as servants in the city's wealthier areas.Mon, 18 Nov 2019
- 207 - Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 2
Between 2007 and 2016, Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed elderly residents of the long-term care home where she worked as a night nurse. By the time of her capture, she was one of the most prolific killers in Canadian history.Mon, 11 Nov 2019
- 206 - Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 1
Born in Canada in 1967, Elizabeth Wettlaufer struggled to accept her sexuality due to her deeply religious and conservative parents. As the years went on, the frustration and guilt of hiding her identity began to build, until eventually, she snapped.Mon, 04 Nov 2019
- 204 - Dana Sue Gray Pt. 2
In early 1994, Dana Sue Gray went on a month-long rampage that claimed the lives of several elderly ladies of Canyon Lake, California. Mixing murder with greed, she would go on extravagant shopping sprees using the credit cards of her victims.Mon, 28 Oct 2019
- 202 - Dana Sue Gray Pt. 1
Growing up in Southern California in the 50s and 60s, Dana Sue Gray developed a troubling childhood petulance, which would ultimately evolve into a homicidal greed. Explore the circumstances leading up to her first murder, and the terror she inflicted on the gated community of Canyon Lake.Mon, 21 Oct 2019
- 201 - “The Vampire of Sacramento” Pt. 2: Richard Trenton Chase
1977 proved to be a turning point for 27-year-old Richard Chase. Killing dogs and rabbits for their blood just wasn’t enough anymore. Only people would suffice, and a half-dozen of his neighbors would soon fall prey to his vampiric appetite.Mon, 14 Oct 2019
- 199 - “The Vampire of Sacramento” Pt. 1: Richard Trenton ChaseMon, 07 Oct 2019
- 198 - “The Lady Killer” Pt. 2 - Neville Heath
In 1946, British ex-pilot Neville Heath had lost everything. His wife left him and he had been dismissed from the airforce. He reacted to his string of failures by spiraling downward. He began suffering from blackouts, and started to become violent. Sadly, two young women would eventually fall victim to his uncontrollable rage.Mon, 30 Sep 2019
- 197 - “The Lady Killer” - Neville Heath
Born on June 6th, 1917, Neville Heath would grow up to be one of the most devious killers England had ever known. He developed a talent for deception early on, and used his looks and charm to fraudulently climb the social ladder. But eventually his lies started catching up with him, and he showed the world his inner dark side.
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- 196 - “The Vienna Strangler” Pt. 2 - Jack Unterweger
In the early 1970s, Jack Unterweger was sentenced to an Austrian prison for life after he murdered a young woman. While in prison, he transformed himself into a well-respected author. With Austria’s elite convinced that he was rehabilitated, he was released. But Jack wasn’t rehabilitated, he was simply buying his time to kill again.Mon, 16 Sep 2019
- 194 - “The Vienna Strangler” - Jack Unterweger
In the early 1970s, Jack Unterweger was sentenced to an Austrian prison for life after he murdered a young woman. While in prison, he transformed himself into a well-respected author. With Austria’s elite convinced that he was rehabilitated, he was released. But Jack wasn’t rehabilitated, he was simply buying his time to kill again.Mon, 09 Sep 2019
- 193 - “The Trash Bag Killer” - Patrick Wayne Kearney
Patrick Wayne Kearney was born in Los Angeles, California in 1939. As a child, he was tormented relentlessly by schoolmates, and found happiness in slaughtering animals. We examine how he transitioned from a bullied child to a violent killer who left dozens of men in garbage bags alongside California freeways.Tue, 20 Mar 2018
- 192 - “The Sorcerer” Pt. 2 - Ahmad Suradji
Many people innocently dream of having super powers. But Ahmad Suradji’s dreams led him to become a murderous “Sorcerer from Hell” who killed 42 women in his quest to become invincible. We explore Suradji’s path to killing, including a disturbing dream that inspired him to kill women and drink their saliva.Tue, 13 Mar 2018
- 191 - “The Sorcerer” - Ahmad Suradji
In 1986, Ahmad Suradji had dreamed of becoming a mystic healer in his community. But this dream also led him to believe he could become invincible… by murdering young women and slurping their saliva. We dive deep into the life of Ahmad Suradji, and examine how he pursued his gruesome dreams to become the Sorcerer from Hell.Tue, 06 Mar 2018
- 190 - “Dr. Death” Pt. 2 - Harold Shipman
During his 25-year medical career, Harold Shipman rose to be a respectable family doctor who treated his patients with outstanding care. But behind closed doors, he operated as Dr. Death, and injected his victims with deadly doses of diamorphine. We look into how this man, who may have killed more than 200 people, managed to get away with it for so long.Mon, 26 Feb 2018
- 189 - “Dr. Death” - Harold Shipman
What happens when a doctor, someone we should trust, becomes a killer? Harold Shipman, later known as Dr. Death, terrorized Britain for 25 years, killing over 200 of his patients. We look into Shipman’s life to learn how someone who went through years of medical training could become a killer hidden in plain sight.Mon, 19 Feb 2018
- 188 - “The Blood Countess” Pt. 2 - Elizabeth Bathory
Elizabeth Bathory was a cruel, widowed noblewoman who earned the title “The Blood Countess” from the rumors she bathed in the blood of her victims. We continue to dive deep into her torture and murder of young servants, as well as investigate the many accomplices who only helped her fulfill her lust for blood.Mon, 12 Feb 2018
- 187 - “The Blood Countess” - Elizabeth Bathory
In the late 16th and early 17th centuries, young peasant girls who went to the Castle Cachtice were being led to death at the hands of the Blood Countess. Although much of her life is shrouded in mystery, it’s no secret that Elizabeth Bathory was a sadist responsible for dozens, perhaps hundreds of murders. Her position as one of the most blood-thirsty, notorious killers of all time has influenced stories for centuries, including the classic Dracula.Mon, 05 Feb 2018
- 186 - “The Butcher of Plainfield” Pt. 2 - Ed Gein
After murdering two women, robbing graves, and decorating his home with human body parts, Ed Gein found himself arrested and in the media’s spotlight. We look into his trial, institutionalization, and the public’s fascination with him… a fascination that still lives on today.Mon, 29 Jan 2018
- 185 - “The Butcher of Plainfield” - Ed Gein
We explore the twisted mind of Ed Gein, whose gruesome killings inspired horror movies Pyscho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs. Gein was known for years as the local handyman in Plainfield, until it was uncovered in 1957 that he killed two women and robbed the graves of multiple other women.Mon, 22 Jan 2018
- 184 - “Jolly Jane” - Jane Toppan
After a childhood filled with abuse, poverty, and shame, Jane Toppan (born Honora Kelley), left her foster home and pursued nursing. To many, she seemed like a loving nurse who cared deeply for her patients. But for years, she used her nursing skills to experiment with medicines...and kill the people who trusted her the most.Mon, 15 Jan 2018
- 183 - “The Killer Clown” Pt. 2 - John Wayne Gacy
We continue to look into the conflicted identity of John Wayne Gacy, who terrorized Chicago in the 1970s. Known as the “Killer Clown,” Gacy tortured and then murdered at least 33 teenage boys. But for many years, he appeared to be an outstanding member of his community...all while hiding his victims’ bodies underneath his house.Mon, 08 Jan 2018
- 182 - “The Killer Clown” - John Wayne Gacy
John Wayne Gacy, or the “Killer Clown,” was named the worst serial killer in the United States after he murdered 33 teenage boys in the 1970s. Gacy lived a contradicting life as a celebrated community member, who then used his reputation to pursue secret, violent interests. We look into Gacy’s crimes and how the abuse from his father and his own feelings of alienation created a killer.Mon, 25 Dec 2017
- 181 - “The Moors Murderers” Pt. 2 - Ian Brady & Myra Hindley
Ian Brady & Myra Hindley shared a deep, dark passion for murder that led to the death of multiple children in England from 1963 to 1965. Their horrific actions made them two of the most infamous serial killers in modern history. In part two of the Moors Murders, Greg and Vanessa explore the couple’s crimes and their ultimate demise.Mon, 18 Dec 2017
- 180 - “The Moors Murderers” - Ian Brady & Myra Hindley
When Myra Hindley, an ambitious, yet violent, young woman met Ian Brady, an unemotional man with a twisted mind, their deepening love became a source of tragedy. From 1963 to 1965, the duo acted on their dark desires by murdering children in England. Greg and Vanessa explore the bone-chilling dynamics of serial killer couples like Ian and Myra.Mon, 11 Dec 2017
- 179 - “The Freeway Killer” Pt. 2 - William Bonin
After William Bonin took the life of his first victim, his killings only escalated in frequency and violence. In part 2, Greg and Vanessa dive into Bonin’s need for validation, and how the loneliness resulting from his traumatic childhood likely led him to invite multiple accomplices along on his killing spree. After the rape, torture, and murder of at least 21 men and boys, William Bonin’s accomplices became the key to his capture and conviction.Mon, 04 Dec 2017
- 178 - “The Freeway Killer” - William Bonin
William Bonin drove California’s freeways, picking up hitchhiking men and boys and driving them to their deaths. As a child, he was abused by almost everyone he met--family, classmates and authority figures - leading to complete desensitization. Greg and Vanessa discuss Bonin’s hunger for power and addiction to torture, rape, and murder.Mon, 27 Nov 2017
- 177 - “The Butcher of Rostov” Pt. 2 - Andrei Chikatilo
Andrei Chikatilo killed with increasing frequency over twelve years. Greg and Vanessa explain how the Soviet system of criminal profiling allowed a monster like Chikatilo to evade the police, even as his killing became more frequent, and more gruesome. They examine how a psychiatrist helped crack the case, Chikatilo’s attempt to plea insanity, and the horror of tracking down a killer who’s victim profile is “anyone they can get their hands on”.Mon, 20 Nov 2017
- 176 - “The Butcher of Rostov” - Andrei Chikatilo
One of the most prolific serial killers ever to live, Andrei Chikatilo murdered 53 people between 1978 and 1990. Greg and Vanessa examine how Chikatilo was molded by the horrors of World War II in Ukraine and then the Soviet Union. Driven by his impotence, he could only be satisfied by killing women and children.Mon, 13 Nov 2017
- 175 - Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 3
He was never caught. So why did Jack the Ripper stop killing? In the finale, Greg, Vanessa, Carter, and Wenndy follow the years-long search for Jack the Ripper, ranging from bloodhound trials to DNA testing. Then our hosts discuss Jack’s last victims, his pop culture influence, and a few major suspects; finally pinpointing the person they believe was Jack the Ripper.Fri, 10 Nov 2017
- 174 - Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 2
One of the first serial killers to write letters to the authorities, Jack the Ripper’s mail was memorable, to say the least. Our resident Ripperologists examine Jack’s odd correspondence and determine which letters were fakes and which were truly penned by the Ripper. They also examine the “Double Event” murders and how sensational journalism and media coverage influences active killers.Thu, 09 Nov 2017
- 173 - Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 1
He's the world's most famous killer. But how could a series of crimes committed in a few weeks in 1888 still be so famous nearly 130 years after the fact? In the first episode of this special series, Unsolved Murders Hosts Carter and Wenndy join Serial Killers hosts Greg and Vanessa to explore the most infamous anonymous killer the world has ever known: Jack the Ripper.Tue, 07 Nov 2017
- 172 - “The Lethal Lovers” Pt. 2 - Gwen Graham & Cathy Wood
In the case of the Lethal Lovers, Gwen Graham was charged with five murders, and Cathy Wood charged as her accomplice. But was that truly their relationship, or was Cathy blackmailing Gwen to use her as a scapegoat? Greg and Vanessa piece through the lies to discover who was really culpable in the Alpine Manor killings- Gwen Graham, Cathy Wood, or both women?Mon, 06 Nov 2017
- 171 - “The Lethal Lovers” - Gwen Graham & Cathy Wood
After meeting at Alpine Manor in Michigan, nurses’ aides Gwen Graham and Cathy Wood began a romantic relationship that eventually earned them the nickname “The Lethal Lovers.” Motivated by dark erotophonophilia, Graham and Wood’s dangerous “pranks” soon escalated to what they dubbed “The Murder Game”.Mon, 30 Oct 2017
- 170 - "Bible John" Pt. 2
Bible John left gruesomely specific crime scenes. This week, Greg and Vanessa scrutinize this killer’s disturbing methods for any semblance of meaning. Were the kills sadistic, predatory, or spurred by rage at encountering an “unclean” menstruating woman? And how, despite the fact that the Glasgow police interviewed over 20,000 people, did Bible John evade capture?Mon, 23 Oct 2017
- 169 - "Bible John"
Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom was meant to be a place for people to dance and enjoy themselves. Instead, Bible John, one of Scotland’s most infamous serial killers, used the dance hall as a hunting ground. Vanessa and Greg investigate the motives of this mysterious murderer who may have used the Bible as justification to target menstruating woman.Mon, 16 Oct 2017
- 168 - “The Angel of Death” Pt. 2 - Charles Cullen
Charles Cullen was one of the deadliest serial killers in American history. As a nurse, he went from hospital to hospital, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. Greg and Vanessa investigate how the New Jersey hospitals that employed the killer nurse ignored evidence of his murders. Yet despite the mounting deaths, the one person capable of bringing Cullen to justice was his only friend.Mon, 09 Oct 2017
- 167 - “The Angel of Death” - Charles Cullen
Nurses are trained to save lives. But this nurse killed. Charles Cullen overdosed his elderly patients on digoxin and insulin, passing off over 40 deaths as natural before authorities finally got involved. Greg and Vanessa examine how Cullen’s depression, feelings of victimhood and drug abuse led him to abuse drugs on others.Mon, 02 Oct 2017
- 166 - “The Midwest Black Widow” Pt. 2 - Belle Gunness
A fire rages at black widow Belle Gunness's murder farm, where her many victims lie buried below her hog pen. After deputies find a headless woman's body in the ashes, authorities believe that Belle was murdered by her jealous farmhand. But Greg and Vanessa think that’s exactly what Belle wanted them to believe. Why would a serial killer fake her own death? And what would drive her to do so? Greg and Vanessa investigate.Mon, 25 Sep 2017
- 165 - “The Midwest Black Widow” - Belle Gunness
Norwegian immigrant Belle Gunness was one of America's deadliest black widows. Suitors answering her personal ads seeking romance found themselves at the wrong end of Belle's meat cleaver. Join Greg and Vanessa as they investigate the motives behind Belle's prolific murders. Was early-life trauma to blame? Or did simple greed drive Belle to kill?Mon, 18 Sep 2017
- 164 - "The Green River Killer" Pt. 2 - Gary Ridgway
What makes someone evil? And how evil is Gary Ridgway, serial killer and necrophiliac? Greg and Vanessa discuss Ridgway’s sex addiction, how he lured his victims, and the great lengths he went to in order to evade the police for nearly twenty years.Mon, 11 Sep 2017
- 163 - "The Green River Killer" - Gary Ridgway
Struggling with a low IQ, Gary Ridgway always wanted to be the best at just one thing. That one thing turned out to be serial murder. The most prolific American serial killer, Ridgway claims to have killed almost eighty women. Greg and Vanessa discuss the formative events and possible Oedipal complex behind the Green River Killer.Mon, 04 Sep 2017
- 162 - “The Giggling Granny” Pt. 2 - Nannie Doss
Behind the cheerful demeanor of a sweet southern grandma, lurked a vicious killer. Nannie Doss poisoned her husbands, killed her children, and even went after her own mother. This week, Greg explores Nannie’s use of the lonely hearts columns to find victims, and Vanessa examines how social conformity and societal norms helped this killer fly under the radar for so long.Mon, 28 Aug 2017
- 161 - “The Giggling Granny” – Nannie Doss
“The Giggling Granny”, Nannie Doss’ home cooked meals were served with a side of poison. Was she suffering from Munchausen-by-Proxy, or did she just feel trapped by mid-20th century society? Greg and Vanessa examine how a troubled childhood, brain damage, and an abusive husband led this killer to snap and go after everyone who was closest to her.Mon, 21 Aug 2017
- 160 - "The Grim Sleeper" Pt 2. - Lonnie Franklin Jr.
Lonnie Franklin Jr. offered rides to Los Angeles women, only to kill them, photograph them, and leave their bodies to be found like trash on the street. “The Grim Sleeper” had a deep-seated need to degrade women, ending at least ten lives before new breaks in forensic technology helped the police to catch him. Greg and Vanessa discuss Franklin’s change in MO, his police interrogation, and the remaining task of identifying the unknown women in his Polaroids. Join us after the episode for an exclusive interview with Hart Hanson, creator of the TV series BONES. We’ll talk about his new crime novel, The Driver.Mon, 14 Aug 2017
- 159 - "The Grim Sleeper" - Lonnie Franklin Jr.
He targeted and killed multiple women in the 1980’s; then mysteriously disappeared. Fourteen years later, he started killing again. Why would he stop? And why, after so long, would he come back? Greg and Vanessa examine what made “The Grim Sleeper” different from other serial killers operating in the area at the same time, as well as the psychology behind his “trophies.”Mon, 07 Aug 2017
- 158 - “The Casanova Killer” Pt. 2 – Paul John Knowles
A lust killer who dreamed to be known as an outlaw, Paul John Knowles sought infamy. He was so desperate to be remembered; he recorded his own confession to multiple murders while still a free man, and shared the tapes with his lawyer. Knowles killed indiscriminately, occasionally allowing writers to live—so they could chronicle his story. This week, Greg and Vanessa follow Knowles’ cross-country murder spree to its shoot-out conclusion.Mon, 31 Jul 2017
- 157 - “The Casanova Killer” - Paul John Knowles
He had no pattern. No victim type. No consistent MO. And he killed across the country. Nicknamed the “Casanova Killer” for his good looks, Paul John Knowles confounded the police. Greg and Vanessa dig into Knowles troubled childhood and disrespect for authority, then try to unpack a confusing man who described himself as both Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Bonnie and Clyde.Mon, 24 Jul 2017
- 156 - “The Werewolf of Wysteria” Pt. 2 - Albert Fish
“The Boogey Man”, AKA Albert Fish, attacked over 100 children, many of them unidentified. A traumatic childhood created a twisted old man, tormented by religious delusions and sick sexual fantasies. Greg and Vanessa explore the kidnapping and murder of Grace Budd, which led to Fish’s downfall, his shocking confessions, and his eventual execution.Mon, 17 Jul 2017
- 155 - “The Werewolf of Wysteria” - Albert Fish
Albert Fish preyed on young children in the early 1900s, molesting, murdering, and even cannibalizing them. He wasn’t caught until the 1930s, when three of his most horrifying crimes came to light. This week, Greg and Vanessa discuss Fish’s tumultuous childhood, his paraphilic disorders, and two of his most infamous victims.Mon, 10 Jul 2017
- 154 - E132: “The Kindly Killer” Pt. 2 - Dennis Nilsen
With the start of the 1980s, British serial killer Dennis Nilsen was just hitting his stride. His twisted desire for companionship had spiraled out of control, launching him on a prolific killing spree that ended in the murder of a dozen young men and boys in just two years. But as Nilsen struggled to find room for his rotting lovers in the cramped space of his London flat, he would resort to desperate, gruesome measures that would put investigators hot on his trail.Mon, 02 Sep 2019
- 153 - E131: “The Kindly Killer” - Dennis Nilsen
A hot meal, a stiff drink, or simple companionship. These are the tools Dennis Nilsen would use to lure victims back to his apartment in the late 70s and early 80s. Driven by loneliness, he keep the corpses of his victims, and even sit them down across the dinner table as he ate. Nilsen would claim at least a dozen victims this way, making him one of the most prolific killers in the UK.
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- 151 - E130: “Arsenic Anna” Pt. 2 - Anna Marie Hahn
Five years into her killing spree, a team of financial detectives started to catch wind of Anna Marie Hahn’s dealings. With at least five confirmed victims by 1937, she showed no signs of stopping. Upon her arrest, police would discover a large cache of arsenic and various poisons.
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- 150 - E129: “Arsenic Anna” - Anna Marie Hahn
In 1932, at the age of 26, Anna Marie Hahn came up with a morbid get rich quick scheme...murder. The German native would offer her services as a live-in caretaker for elderly men in Cincinnati, and used her expertise in poisons to get rid of her clients while claiming their life insurance.
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- 149 - E128: “The Toy-Box Killer” Pt. 2 - David Parker Ray
By 1986, David Parker Ray was 46 years old, and had been abducting, raping, torturing, and killing women throughout the American Southwest for over 30 years. He would continue his reign of terror well into 1999, when one of his final victims would defy the odds and escape his torture, in horrific and dramatic fashion.
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- 147 - E127: “The Toy-Box Killer” - David Parker Ray
Born on November 1st, 1939, David Parker Ray would grow up to be one of the most sadistic serial killers the world has ever seen. He started abducting, sexual assualting, and killing women when he was only 15 years old, and he continued his crimes for decades, leaving bodies all throughout the New Mexico desert.
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- 146 - E126: “The Zodiac” - Summer of Slaughter
In the summer of 1969, newspapers in Northern California began receiving coded letters from a person who would come to identify themselves as "The Zodiac." The author of the letters taunted the police by giving clues related to a series of unsolved murders, but did the cryptic messages truly come from the mind of the killer?
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- 145 - E125: “The Doodler” - San Francisco’s Unknown Serial Slayer
At first, many gay men in 1970s San Francisco were dazzled by a handsome young artist who drew their caricatures on cocktail napkins. But as time went on, and the bodies started piling up, word spread. Avoid the Doodler at all costs.
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- 144 - E124: “The Bayou Serial Killer” Pt. 2 - Ronald Joseph Dominique
Ronald Dominique didn't feel any remorse as he dumped his twenty-third victim in the Louisiana swamp in 2006. Instead, he only felt sorry for himself. He made the long drive back to his mobile home and did the only thing that made him feel better. He plotted another murder.
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- 143 - E123: “The Bayou Serial Killer” - Ronald Joseph Dominique
Ronald Dominique never caught a break growing up. He was mercilessly bullied, and no romantic prospects ever gave him a chance. In 1997, he decided to take matters into his own hands. He would take what he wanted, no matter who got in his way.
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- 142 - E122: “Joel the Ripper” Pt. 2 - Joel Rifkin
Just before he strangled a victim, Joel Rifkin could hear laughter ringing in his ears. The sounds of his high school bullies had never really left him and that residual shame stuck with Joel as he cruised Manhattan for over two years, murdering at least 17 women by 1991.
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- 141 - E121: “Joel the Ripper” - Joel Rifkin
When relentless high school bullies started dunking Joel’s head in urine-filled toilets, and throwing eggs at him after class, he needed a way to regain control. And unfortunately for 17 women around the Long Island area in 1989, he found a drastic outlet for his aggressions.
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- 140 - E120: “The Pig Farmer” Pt. 2 - Robert "Willie" Pickton
In the early 90s, vulnerable women around Vancouver were disappearing at an alarming rate, but the authorities had yet to recognize the crisis, or even admit that there was a likely killer on the loose. Meanwhile, “Willie” Pickton’s nefarious reputation continued to grow in his hometown.
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- 139 - E119: “The Pig Farmer” - Robert "Willy" Pickton
This Canadian grew up on a pig farm in the 1970s, so slaughtering livestock became second nature. His pig meat was the most sought-after in the county... until the meat started arriving dark, blackened and stringy.
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- 137 - E118: “Candy Man” Pt. 2 - Dean Arnold Corll
After his candy store closed in 1968, Dean Corll needed a new way to bring in young victims from the greater Houston area. So, he recruited two teenage boys to lure their friends to his apartment, where he would drug and kill them. While Corll initially paid his accomplices for each victim, one discovered he loved killing so much, he happily began working for free.
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- 136 - E117: “Candy Man” - Dean Arnold Corll
In 1962 he took over the family candy shop outside of Houston and was only too happy to give away treats to the children who would come 'round after school. Of course, nobody suspected that the local Candyman, Dean Arnold Corll, was also abducting said children, killing them, and burying them under the shed.
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- 135 - E116: “The Ypsilanti Ripper” Pt. 2 - John Norman Collins
After successfully murdering four women in Eastern Michigan without a whiff of suspicion in 1969, John Norman Collins began to believe he would never be caught. He grew increasingly brash, returning to crime scenes and toying with police.
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- 134 - E115: “The Ypsilanti Ripper” - John Norman Collins
By 1967, he seemed to be a well-adjusted college student in Ann Arbor, Michigan. But the real reason for John Norman Collins' confidence lay far from the local college campus. Rather, in an abandoned farmhouse deep in the woods, where he could visit his victims again and again, admiring his handiwork.
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- 133 - E114: “Terminator” Pt. 2 - Anatoly Onoprienko
By 1996, he settled down in a small village in Ukraine with his girlfriend, and was a loving father-in-law to her children. But the voices in Anatoly Onoprienko’s head would not let him rest. His ruthless, random violence launched the largest manhunt in Ukranian history--and even then, police could not put an end to the killer they called The Terminator.
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- 131 - E113: “Terminator” - Anatoly Onoprienko
He wanted to be remembered. He had spent a life cast aside and forgotten by his parents, siblings and peers. He hated the world that seemed so eager to forget him. So in 1989 Anatoly Onoprienko began killing whole families at random, seeking notoriety and revenge. And thanks to the fall of the USSR, this former Soviet was able to operate for years, as evidence of his crimes were swept under the rug.
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- 130 - E112: “Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run” Pt. 2 - The Cleveland Torso Murders
Eliot Ness went to the grave in 1957 without ever convicting the Cleveland Torso Murderer. Decades later, his family would reveal a secret suspect hidden within his notes, that was too well-connected to be accused publicly.
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- 129 - E111: “Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run” - The Cleveland Torso Murders
Eliot Ness went to the grave in 1957 without ever convicting the Cleveland Torso Murderer. Decades later, his family would reveal a secret suspect hidden within his notes, too well-connected to be publicly accused.
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- 128 - E110: “The Bone Collector” - The West Mesa Murders
In early 2009, when Christine Ross set out on her morning walk in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the last thing she expected was to stumble across human remains. But within a matter of hours, the abandoned work site near her house had been turned into one of the most expansive crime scenes in history.
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- 126 - E109: "Ogress of Reading" Pt. 2 - Amelia Dyer
In this special crossover episode with Sami from Female Criminals, we find out that Amelia Dyer’s desire to murder babies was about more than the money. In the mid-1880s, Dyer was enjoying it so much, she left her home, her family, and even faked her own death to continue killing England's unwanted infants.
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- 125 - E108: "Ogress of Reading" - Amelia Dyer
Cunning, smart, ruthless, Amelia Dyer began a baby-farming business in 19th century England. Poverty-stricken mothers placed their children in her care trusting that she would find them loving homes. Instead, she pocketed the money, starved and strangled the babies before throwing them in the Thames river.
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- 124 - E107: “The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders” Pt. 2 - Gordon Stewart Northcott
It seemed as though no one would be able to save Sanford from his uncle. Sanford had lived with him in Wineville, California from 1928-1929, only to now have to stay quiet about his uncle holding two young boys captive in his chicken coop. When Sanford's sister Jessie showed up on the chicken farm looking for answers, Sanford worried that she, too, would never leave the ranch alive.
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- 123 - E106: “The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders” - Gordon Stewart Northcott
This Serial Killers and Hostage crossover covers Gordon Stewart Northcott, who held his nephew captive and forced him to participate in the murder of at least three boys. Northcott would restrain his victims in a chicken coop before eventually murdering them. The small town of Wineville, California changed its name in 1930 to disassociate from the killings.
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- 122 - E105: "The Spokane Serial Killer" Pt. 2 - Robert Lee Yates Jr.
In 1996, he was honorably discharged from active duty in the U.S. Army. Yates would resume serving his country by enlisting in the National Guard two years later. Few people in the Spokane, Washington metropolitan area would suspect this decorated veteran and family man could be capable of such heartless destruction.
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- 120 - E104: "The Spokane Serial Killer" - Robert Lee Yates Jr.
He lived a seemingly normal life. A father of five children and army veteran, Robert Lee Yates, was well regarded in the Spokane, Washington community. All of that changed when he went on a murder spree, killing 17 women between 1975 and 1998 in the back of his van.
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- 119 - E103: “The Butcher of Hanover” Pt. 2 - Fritz Haarmann
Sent to his first mental institution at the age of 17, Fritz Haarmann had a troubled childhood full of trauma. He went on to murder close to 30 people between 1918 and 1924. His massive killing spree left a lasting legacy on both his hometown and the entire country of Germany.
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- 118 - E102: “The Butcher of Hanover” - Fritz Haarmann
He didn't just love to kill his victims; Fritz Haarmann liked to bite into their Adam's apples and tear out their throats. His "love bites" earned him the nickname The Werewolf of Hanover, Germany. From 1918-1924, Fritz murdered as many as 50 children before police finally realized that the Werewolf was one of their own.
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- 117 - E101: “Lady Rotten” Pt. 2 - Mary Ann Cotton
After suffering multiple miscarriages, she begins to see her children less as a blessing and more of a burden. Mary Ann Cotton’s severe struggles with PTSD and postpartum depression caused her to disconnect from her own thoughts and commit unthinkable crimes around England during the 1850s and 60s. Many of the people closest to her did not survive the wrath of her anger.
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- 116 - E100: “Lady Rotten” - Mary Ann Cotton
She was determined to pull herself out of poverty, but the path towards financial freedom meant murdering her three husbands, 13 children, and family friends, who dared to stand in her way. This 19th century killer became known as Britain's Black Widow Killer, and the first female serial killer in England.
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- 115 - E99: “Phoenix Serial Shooters” Pt. 2 - Dale Hausner and Samuel Dieteman
In the summer of 2005, innocent people were being gunned down in the streets of Phoenix, Arizona with no suspects, no witnesses, and no plausible motives. Dale Hausner and Sam Dieteman were ruthless murderers killing anyone they saw fit. The pair lived for the chaos, creating a game out of murdering innocent bystanders.
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- 114 - E98: “Phoenix Serial Shooters”- Dale Hausner and Samuel Dieteman
In an instant, Dale Hauser's family was gone. He was left broken, isolated, and enraged. In 2005, his anger would boil over. He would begin stalking the streets of Phoenix, looking to create random chaos, and steal the lives of others as quickly as his own children had been taken.
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- 113 - E97: “The Double Initial Murders” Pt. 2 - Joseph Naso
Working as a photographer, he obsessively documented his crimes. Naso’s journals included more than 250 detailed descriptions of assaults, accompanied by thousands of photographs of his victim. He strangled at least six women to death between 1977 and 1994.Mon, 31 Dec 2018
- 111 - E96: “The Double Initial Murders” - Joseph Naso
A routine home inspection in 2010 uncovers heinous crimes committed by Joseph Naso. Dating back to the late 1970s, Naso was responsible for deaths in California, Nevada and possibly one of the most famous unsolved murder sprees in New York State history.
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- 110 - E95: “The Craigslist Ripper” Pt. 2 - The Long Island Serial Killer
Many of the details surrounding the murder of 16 women in Long Island remain a mystery, the only connection is that the women all used Craigslist. Investigations have yielded no concrete suspects. Only 35 miles from Manhattan, a serial killer remains at large.
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- 109 - E94: “The Craigslist Ripper” - The Long Island Serial Killer
Ten bodies were found on Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach in Long Island in 2010 all linked to one person. The killer primarily targeted sex workers who charged about $200 an hour via Craigslist. The Long Island Serial Killer’s murders go as far back as 1982, yet he still hasn’t been caught.
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- 108 - E93: “The Co-Ed Killer” Pt. 2 - Edmund Kemper
Edmund Kemper despised his mother so much, he tried to destroy everything she had ever loved. As Edmund began to express his hatred, the trail of bodies he left in his wake between 1964 and 1973 would earn him the name of the Co-Ed Killer.
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- 106 - E92: “The Co-Ed Killer” - Edmund Kemper
Verbally abused and psychologically tortured by his mother, young Edmund Kemper's mind turned towards vicious daydreams and perverted nightmares. Before he even reached adulthood in California, Kemper showed the world how truly violent he could be. The Co-Ed Killer went on to murder ten people between 1964 and 1973.
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- 105 - E91: “Killer Caregiver” Pt. 2 - Beverley Allitt
Can detective Stuart Clifton find enough evidence to lock up the serial killer known as the, “Angel of Death” away for life? Or will Beverley Allitt’s mental illness affect the verdict in the UK?
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- 104 - E90: “Killer Caregiver” - Beverley Allitt
A sweet and loving pediatric nurse was secretly torturing and murdering children at a England hospital in in the early 1990s. We’ll explore Beverley Allitt’s turbulent childhood, mental illness and what caused her turn into such a violent monster.
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- 103 - E89: “The Jacksonville Cannibal” Pt. 2 - Ottis Toole
A man hungry for murder, and other things… The Cannibal Kid invites you to his famous BBQ, but this isn’t your standard Fourth of July celebration. Scheduled around the satanic calendar, human flesh will be on the menu.
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- 101 - E88: “The Jacksonville Cannibal” - Ottis Toole
He was either one of the most prolific killers of all time, or a compliant interviewee taken advantage of by the police to clear their cold case files. Which story will you believe?
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- 100 - E87: “The Beast of British Columbia” Pt. 2 - Clifford Robert Olson Jr.
A chance meeting with child killer Gary Marcoux inspired Olson Jr. to commit his own string of murders. What measures would law enforcement have to take to identify and locate the victims of his crimes?
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- 99 - E86: “The Beast of British Columbia” - Clifford Robert Olson Jr.
After his release from prison, Olson Jr. would go on a vicious killing spree and ultimately be convicted of eleven murders. Why would somebody who didn’t have a violent past suddenly turn into a monster?
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- 98 - E85: “BTK Killer” Pt. 2 - Dennis Rader
What if you picked out a book at the library and found a taunting note to police from a serial killer? As the BTK Killer, he loved when the media gave him attention. But his need for attention would also be his downfall and eventually lead to his capture.
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- 97 - E84: “BTK Killer” - Dennis Rader
By all accounts, he was a loving family man, Scoutmaster, and church leader. None of his family members or colleagues ever suspected that he was also a sadistic killer. His M.O. was simple. He would bind, torture, and kill his victims. And that’s how Dennis Rader got his nickname.Mon, 24 Sep 2018
- 95 - E83: “House of Horrors” Pt. 2 - Fred and Rose West
Fred and Rose each came from abusive homes and each showed signs of being abusive as they became adults. But together, they would start a new life and collectively be responsible for nine murders over a span of decades.Mon, 17 Sep 2018
- 94 - E82: “House of Horrors” - Fred and Rose West
Fred and Rose each came from abusive homes and each showed signs of being abusive as they became adults. But together, they would start a new life and collectively be responsible for nine murders over a span of decades.Mon, 10 Sep 2018
- 93 - E81: “The Yorkshire Ripper” Pt. 2 - Peter Sutcliffe
From the years 1969 to 1981, a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper freely roamed the streets of Yorkshire, England. Police were so determined to find him, they interviewed over 250,000 people. Sutcliffe had been brought in for questioning on nine separate occasions and each time he walked out a free man. How would they eventually catch him?Mon, 03 Sep 2018
- 92 - E80: “The Yorkshire Ripper” - Peter Sutcliffe
Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe claimed he was directed by voices of God to kill innocent women. Naturally, he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the charges that he slaughtered over a dozen women. Was his psychosis real or did he develop a deep hatred of women in childhood? Sponsors! CBS All Access - Go to CBS.com/SERIALKILLERS now for your FREE trial of CBS All Access and don’t miss the season premiere of One Dollar on August 30th. Ring - Save up to a $150 off a Ring of Security Kit when you go to Ring.com/SERIALKILLERS. American Horror Story - American Horror Story: Apocalypse premieres September 12th at 10PM on FX.Mon, 27 Aug 2018 - 47min
- 91 - E79: “The Death House Landlady” - Special
This is a crossover special with the hosts of Serial Killers and Female Criminals. Listen to part 2 after this episode on the Female Criminals feed AD FREE Dorothea Puente didn’t set out to become Sacramento, California’s most notorious female serial killer. But she did have a criminal streak that grew more sinister, culminating in the deaths of almost a dozen residents of the boarding house she ran. How was she able to evade detection from family members and social workers? And how did she get away with her first murder? Listen to part 2 ad FREE now on the Female Criminals feed. Part 2 will not be on the Serial Killers feed. thanks! Sponsors! Operation Finale - Get tickets to see Operation Finale in theaters everywhere August 29th. Sacred Lies - Click on the ‘Facebook Watch’ icon or follow the Sacred Lies show page for new episodes on Fridays. Monster Caffé - Caffé Monster: Chill it down, Shake it up, EnjoyMon, 20 Aug 2018 - 54min
- 90 - E78: “Son of Sam” Pt. 2 - David Berkowitz
From the summer of 1976 through the summer of 1977, David Berkowitz went on a year long killing spree that terrorized the New York City boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Young women with dark hair were being targeted and anybody near them was in harms way. Find out how David Berkowitz got his nickname “Son of Sam” and how he was ultimately caught by police. Sponsors! Monster Energy - Caffé Monster: Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy! Available in Vanilla, Mocha, and Salted Caramel. Operation Finale - Watch the trailer now. In theaters everywhere August 29th. CBS All Access - Hurry to CBS.com/SERIALKILLERS now for your FREE trial of CBS All Access and don’t miss the season premiere of One Dollar on August 30th Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/SERIALKILLERS to find out how low your Upstart rate is!Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 57min
- 89 - E77: “Son of Sam” - David Berkowitz
Plagued by the voices of monsters and demons since adolescence, serial killer David Berkowitz set over a thousand small fires throughout his youth and early adulthood. But his later involvement in devil worship and the occult, paired with his deep hatred for women, ultimately led him down the gruesome path to murder. Sponsors! Kensington Publishing - The Thief of All Light, a grisly serial killer novel that’s not for the faint at heart, now available everywhere books are sold, or at kensingtonbooks.com Blue Apron - Check out this week’s menu and get your first 3 meals free at BlueApron.com/Killers Nutrafol - To get your first month supply with subscription for $10 visit Nutrafol.com and use the promo code SERIALKILLERS at checkout.Mon, 06 Aug 2018 - 44min
- 88 - E76: “The Video Strangler” Pt. 2 - Maury Travis
Like many serial killers, Maury Travis became over-confident. In the summer of 2002, after reading a story in the newspaper about one of his victims, he mailed a letter to the local newspaper offering them information on the location of another. He was careful not to leave any fingerprints or DNA evidence before mailing it, so how did they track him down? Sponsors! Facebook - Click on the ‘Facebook Watch’ icon or follow the Sacred Lies show page for new episodes on Fridays. Ring - Save up to a hundred and fifty dollars off a Ring of Security Kit, when you go to Ring.com/SERIALKILLERS. Udemy - Go to Ude.my/SerialKillers and get ninety percent off when you sign up for classes! Madison Reed - Get 10% off plus Free Shipping on your first color kit at Madison-Reed.com with promo code: SERIALKILLERS.Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 48min
- 87 - E75: “The Video Strangler” - Maury Travis
There was no evidence in Maury Travis’ childhood of arson or animal abuse, often seen as early warning signs for serial killers. He didn’t appear to have been a victim of abuse from either of his parents. So what made this seemingly normal kid turn into a man who would rape, torture and murder as many as twenty women? Sponsors! USA Network - THE SINNER returns with a new story, Wednesday August 1st at 10, 9 central on USA Network. Upstart - Go to Upstart.com/SERIALKILLERS to find out how low your Upstart rate is! Madison Reed - Get 10% off plus Free Shipping on your first color kit at Madison-Reed.com with promo code: SERIALKILLERS.Mon, 23 Jul 2018 - 52min
- 86 - E74: “The Murder Factory” Pt. 2 - Amy Archer-Gilligan
Amy Archer-Gilligan owned and operated a home for elderly residents in Windsor, Connecticut, but fell deeply into debt. Over time, she developed a deadly business model - stealing money from residents, then poisoning them - ultimately killing more than two dozen victims over a two-year span. Sponsors! Madison Reed - Get 10% off plus Free Shipping on your first color kit at Madison-Reed.com and use promo code: SERIALKILLERS.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 42min
- 85 - E73: “The Murder Factory” - Amy Archer-Gilligan
Amy Archer-Gilligan opened a nursing home in Connecticut in 1907. By portraying herself as a kind and religious woman, she was able to recruit new residents. She was beloved in her neighborhood which is exactly why nobody suspected that she was a cold, calculated killer. Sponsors! Shudder - To try Shudder free for 30 days, go to Shudder.com/podcast and use promo code SERIALKILLERS. Madison Reed - Get 10% off plus Free Shipping on your first color kit at Madison-Reed.com and use promo code: SERIALKILLERS.Mon, 09 Jul 2018 - 44min
- 84 - E72: “The Sunset Strip Killer” Pt. 2 - Carol Bundy
In the summer of 1980, Carol Bundy helped Douglas Clark sexually assault a young girl and murder over a half-dozen women. Her extreme desire to please Clark evolved into a murderous partnership, and finally a killer in her own right. Sponsors! Blue Apron - Go to BlueApron.com/KILLERS to get your first 3 meals free. Udemy - Go to Ude.my/SERIALKILLERS to get 90% off when you sign up for classes!Mon, 02 Jul 2018 - 51min
- 83 - E71: “The Sunset Strip Killer” - Carol Bundy
After years of abuse as a child at the hands of her parents, Carol Bundy suffered through the same fate as an adult at the hands of various boyfriends. When she met Douglas Clark, she thought things would be different. But he had dark sexual fantasies and she would do anything to stay with him. Even kill. Serial Killers Live Show - go to parcast.com/live for ticket information Sponsors! Ring - Save up to $150 off a Ring of Security Kit when you go to Ring.com/SERIALKILLERS. Upstart - Go to Upstart.com/SERIALKILLERS to find out how low your Upstart rate is! Harlequin - Visit BookClubbish.com to learn more about Hangman by Jack Heath and start reading today!Mon, 25 Jun 2018 - 53min
- 82 - E70: “The Beast” - Luis Garavito Pt. 2
Luis Alfredo Garavito raped, tortured, and killed well over 100 children. Find out how he lured away his victims and avoided detection from authorities before eventually being apprehended and tried. Sponsors! Hangman - Visit BookClubbish.com to learn more about Hangman by Jack Heath and start reading today. Candid Co - Go to CandidCo.com/SERIAL to save 25% on your modeling kit.Mon, 18 Jun 2018 - 43min
- 81 - E69: “The Beast” - Luis Garavito
Luis Garavito was born in Colombia in 1957 to an abusive, alcoholic father and a time of civil unrest. At the age of sixteen, Garavito was kicked out of the house. This sparked a transient lifestyle and murder spree during which Garavito raped, tortured, and murdered over one hundred victims. Live tour! - Live tour! - Go to parcast.com/live to get your tickets now! We've added a Portland stop to our live tour, visit Parcast.com/live for more information. Be sure to tune in every week to learn more about the live tour format, and our featured killer! Thanks!Mon, 11 Jun 2018 - 44min
- 79 - E68: “The Smotherer” - Kathleen Folbigg Pt. 2
The stress of losing four children mysteriously in their sleep ended the marriage between Kathleen Folbigg and her husband Craig. While cleaning out her belongings, Craig stumbled across something alarming. Was it enough to prove that his children were murdered?
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- 78 - E67: “The Smotherer” - Kathleen Folbigg
Kathleen Folbigg was born in Australia on June 14, 1967. As a child, she grew up in a foster home and only discovered as a teenager that her birth mother was murdered by her father. We examine the relationship between Kathleen's difficult childhood, her early marriage to Craig Folbigg, and the mysterious deaths of her first three children.
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- 77 - E66: “The Confession Killer” - Henry Lee Lucas Pt. 2
Henry Lee Lucas served only 10 years for killing his abusive mother. After being released early due to overcrowding, he longed for a sense of family and befriended fellow murderer Ottis Toole. Lucas moved in with Toole and his family. Once together,they spent most of their time together, working as roofers, and killing innocent victims. Or did they?
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- 76 - E65: “The Confession Killer” - Henry Lee Lucas
Henry Lee Lucas, is one of history’s greatest liars. After his arrest in the 1980s, Lucas claimed to have murdered over 3,000 people across the U.S. His numerous confessions lead to his moniker, the “Confession Killer.” So what led Lucas to confess to so many different murders? And how many of these supposed crimes did he actually commit?
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- 75 - E64: Carl Panzram Pt. 2
Carl Panzram didn't start out a murderer. He started with smaller crimes like robbery and arson and quickly worked his way up to more violent crimes. But most kids with his background grow up to not be serial killers. What happened to Carl Panzram that pushed him from regular felon to violent serial killer?
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- 74 - E63: Carl Panzram
Even as a child, Carl Panzram often found himself in trouble. He spent his teenage years either homeless, on the run, or imprisoned. From robbing former president Taft to setting churches and jails on fire, Panzram was always on the hunt for trouble. But what made the mischievous teenager turn into a serial killer?
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- 73 - E62: “Killer Petey” - Pedro Rodrigues Filho
After his girlfriend Maria was murdered by gang members, Pedro Rodrigues Filho made it his mission to avenge her death, and kill as many criminals as possible. In popular culture, this kind of vigilantism is celebrated, in real life it leaves a brutal path of bodies in the wake of a man who appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner. In this episode, we explore the life of “Killer Petey” and his blood soaked search for justice.
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- 71 - E61: “The Boston Strangler” Pt. 2 - Albert DeSalvo
After being admitted to Bridgewater State Hospital, Albert DeSalvo began confiding in other patients, bragging about his crimes and admitting he was the Boston Strangler. But was that a lie for attention? Or was DeSalvo truly the killer behind the crimes of the Boston Strangler?
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- 69 - E60: “The Boston Strangler” - Albert DeSalvo
There’s a special sense of security within our own homes. But from 1962 to 1964, Albert DeSalvo took advantage of this trust. He swayed women into letting him through the front door, only to leave them as victims of “The Boston Strangler.”
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- 68 - E59: “The Trash Bag Killer” Pt. 2 - Patrick Wayne Kearney
After luring in victims using a false sense of security, Patrick Wayne Kearney earned his title as “The Trash Bag Killer” by murdering a confirmed 21 young men and leaving their remains in trash bags along Southern California freeways during the 1970's. But when he targeted 19-year-old Tony Stewart, everything changed.
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- 1 - Welcome Trailer!
Every Monday we take a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers. Serial Killers officially debuts Monday February 27th. Here is a sneak peek.Fri, 10 Feb 2017 - 02min
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