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Murder, She Told

English, Investigative journalism, 1 season, 127 episodes, 3 days, 21 hours, 11 minutes
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Maine and a New England True crime with original interviews and detailed documentary style storytelling. Murder, She Told is a true crime podcast shedding light on the cold cases, missing persons, and crime stories that often get overlooked of Maine, New England, and small towns from away. Murder, She Told uses detailed storytelling with an investigative twist, and weaves in original interviews with friends, family, and investigators close to the case. Rooted in deep research, straightforward narratives, and the victims and their family at the center of every story, Murder, She Told will speak to any listener no matter where they call home. Murder, She Told is created and hosted by native Mainer, Kristen Seavey. Connect at murdershetold.com and on instagram @MurderSheToldPodcast.
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The Unsolved Murders of James and Iola Hipp

1969 - Calais, Vermont. On the afternoon of September, 12, 1969, a Vermont State Trooper approached a seemingly abandoned camper on a property in rural Calais, Vermont.  The scene inside the camper was that of incredible violence: the decomposing bodies of James and Iola Hipp were sprawled on the floor having been interrupted by an intruder during their lunch.  James and Iola were retirees from Lutz, Florida on a month-long road trip of the Eastern US and Canada, just passing through the Vermont country with their dogs in tow. They had no enemies in the area, let alone friends. Who would want to hurt this sweet couple? If you have any information on the murders of James and Iola Hipp, please contact the Vermont State Police Major Crimes Unit at (802)-244-8781 or anonymously text the keyword VTIPS to 274637 (CRIMES). Episode sources and photos: https://murdershetold.com/episodes/james-iola-hipp Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold Facebook: /mstpodcast Website: murdershetold.com ----- Sponsors:  Lumen: Go to lumen.me and use code SHETOLD to get $100 off your Lumen.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/202450 minutes, 24 seconds
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Andrew Peter Dabbs: Justice for Robin Shea

1981 - Norton, Massachusetts. In October 1981, 38-year-old Andrew Peter Dabbs, shot his girlfriend, Robin Shea, while driving through Norton, MA, leaving her to die on the side of the road. Robin was just 21.  At first, police merely wanted to talk to Peter. But when he skipped town, they had no choice but to issue a warrant for his arrest for murder.  After an encounter that almost got him caught, investigators counted the days until Peter slipped up again. 40 years later, both police and the Shea family are still hoping that day will come. If you have any information on Andrew Peter Dabbs, please contact the Boston Field Office of the FBI at (857) 386-2000 or leave a tip at fbi.gov. Episode sources and photos: https://murdershetold.com/episodes/robin-shea Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold Facebook: /mstpodcast Website: murdershetold.com ----- Sponsors:  OneSkin: Get 15% off your order at at https://www.oneskin.co with the code SHETOLD  HoneyLove: Get 20% off your order at honeylove.com/SHETOLD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/202447 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Disappearance of Jeremy Alex

2004 - Northport, Maine. Something about 28-year-old Jeremy Alex was different. He wasn’t his usual free-spirited self—lately, he’d been acting more and more paranoid that bad guys were coming after him.  Then, on the cool evening of April 24, 2004, Jeremy suddenly ran into his former teacher’s backyard in a panic, wad of cash in hand. Despite trying to calm him, Jeremy ran off into the thick Maine forest, never to be seen again. The truth of what happened that night is just as bizarre and murky as it was in 2004. But the Alex family is hopeful that through a tangled web of speculation and rumors, the truth will eventually emerge. After all, how much longer can somebody keep a secret? If you have any information on the disappearance of Jeremy Alex, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Central at (207) 624-7076 ext. 9. Episode sources and photos: blog coming soon! Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold Facebook: /mstpodcast Website: murdershetold.com ----- Sponsors:  Lumen: Go to lumen.me and use code SHETOLD to get $100 off your Lumen.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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Introducing: Military Murder

True crime boot camp starts now! Camouflage can't conceal these twisted murder stories... Military Murder is a military true crime podcast hosted by Mama Margot that focuses on murders committed by military members, veterans, and sometimes their family members. This is a clip from Military Murder's episode called FORT CAMPBELL: Brent Burke (Double Homicide of Tracy Burke & Karen Comer) Listen to Full Episode On Brent Burke: https://link.chtbl.com/brentburke Quick Links to Military Murder: https://link.chtbl.com/M9uRkflj Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/20248 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Murder of Dora Jean Brimage

1987 - Roxbury, Massachusetts. It was Labor Day weekend in 1987. 19-year-old Dora Brimage was celebrating her friend’s birthday when she got into a car to head to a club called Joe’s Jaguar. She never came home. Her body was found the following morning at a construction site when the workers showed up for their shift. For years, Dora’s case sat unnoticed in a pile of Boston’s unsolved crimes. It hadn’t gotten much coverage when it first happened, and it all but seemed like Dora had faded into history.  Until 2013, when the DNA from her kit was processed for the first time, revealing a killer who had been there all along.  *Blog with sources will be available later today* Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold Facebook: /mstpodcast Website: murdershetold.com ----- Sponsors:  HoneyLove: Get 20% OFF at honeylove.com/SHETOLD Factor: Get 50% off your 1st box and 20% of the 2nd at factormeals.com/shetold50 with code shetold50. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/20241 hour, 19 seconds
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Reeves Johnson: Inside the Investigation (New)

1983 - Kittery, Maine.  Sometime after leaving work on February 3, 1983, 31-year-old Reeves K. Johnson vanished without a trace. Over the next three weeks, his bank account was drained to make strange purchases that weren’t discovered until the account was overdrawn. The case went cold almost immediately. In 2021, Murder, She Told produced a special episode on Reeves’ case, but a lot has changed since then. This is not that episode. In collaboration with the Kittery Police Dept, we have uncovered new information that wasn’t known before. Listen to Reeves Johnson’s story with a fresh perspective and new interview, go behind the scenes of the investigation, and hear first-hand how we discovered the first major clues of this newly re-opened unsolved case.  If you have any information on the disappearance of Reeves Johnson, please contact Sgt. Brian Cummer of the Kittery Police Dept at (207) 439-1638 or [email protected]. See photos and sources: https://murdershetold.com/reevesjohnson Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold Facebook: /mstpodcast Website: murdershetold.com ----- Sponsors:  Füm - Save 10% off the Journey Pack at https://tryfum.com/MURDER Athena Club: Get 20% off your order at AthenaClub.com with the code SHETOLD OneSkin: Get 15% off your order at at https://www.oneskin.co with the code SHETOLD  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 22 seconds
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Anita Piteau: Huntington Beach Jane Doe, Part 2

1968 - Huntington Beach, California. On the afternoon of March 14, 1968, a group of boys playing on a vacant lot in Huntington Beach, CA stumbled on a grim discovery: the body of a young woman. It was clear the woman had been murdered, but investigators were unable to determine who she was. Despite exhaustive efforts, the identity of the Huntington Beach Jane Doe would remain a mystery for over 50 years. Meanwhile in Maine, the family of Anita Piteau was still searching for her… and it wouldn’t be until 2020 that they would finally know what happened.  But questions still linger: who was her killer, Johnny Chrisco, and why was Anita in his car?  Huntington Beach Police are seeking information on Johnny Chrisco to try and answer questions about Anita’s death. If you have any information that can help, please contact them at (714) 960-8811. See photos and sources: https://murdershetold.com/episodes/anita-piteau Read The Last Letter: https://amzn.to/3UVf6dq Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold Facebook: /mstpodcast Website: murdershetold.com ----- Sponsors:  BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/shetold HoneyLove: Get 20% OFF at honeylove.com/SHETOLD Factor: Get 50% off at factormeals.com/shetold50 with code shetold50. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/202457 minutes, 12 seconds
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Anita Piteau: Huntington Beach Jane Doe, Part 1

1968 - Huntington Beach, California. Anita Piteau dreamed of getting out of Augusta, Maine. As a teenager, she’d been committed to the Maine Industrial School for Girls: a reform school that aimed to turn rebellious, troubled, and misfit girls into promising young women.  When she left the school, Anita was far from reformed. If anything, she was more determined than ever to live her life on her own terms. In December of 1967, Anita packed up and went to California in search of adventure.  But a few months later, her family suddenly stopped hearing from her, and nobody could get in touch. Anita was a free spirit, but she’d never just cut off her family like this.  Did something terrible happen to Anita Piteau? Or was she just caught up in her newfound freedom and life in a new city? ***Part 2 will be released on March 12th*** See photos and sources: https://murdershetold.com/episodes/anita-piteau Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold Facebook: /mstpodcast Website: murdershetold.com ----- Sponsors:  Apostrophe Skincare - Go to https://apostrophe.com/shetold and use code SHETOLD at sign up to get your first visit for only $5.  Füm - Save 10% off the Journey Pack at https://tryfum.com/MURDER HoneyLove - Get 20% OFF at honeylove.com/SHETOLD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202452 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Unsolved Case of Judith Hand

1971 - Farmington, Maine. When 15-year-old Judith Hand went missing after failing to report to her after-school babysitting job on September 10, 1971, the Farmington Police told her family she’d be back.  Her family wasn’t convinced. They knew something was wrong. Judy was extremely responsible, and wouldn’t just skip out on her job let alone not come home.  Thirteen days later, Judy's body was found buried in a decaying sawdust pile at an abandoned mill. Though her cause of death was undetermined, there was no question the baby-faced teen had been murdered. While the agonizing search for Judy had ended, the hunt for her killer had only just begun. The murder of Judy Hand remains unsolved. If you have any information, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit-South at (207) 624-7076 X9, or toll free at 1-800-228-0857. See photos and sources: https://murdershetold.com/episodes/judith-hand Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold Facebook: /mstpodcast Website: murdershetold.com ----- Sponsors:  Athena Club: Get 20% off your order at AthenaClub.com with the code SHETOLD Better Help: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/shetold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202447 minutes, 1 second
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The Murder or Roberta 'Bobbie' Miller

2010 - Gilford, New Hampshire. Sometime in the evening hours of October 31, 2010, somebody shot and killed 54-year-old Roberta Miller (who went by Bobbie) and her dog, Scout, in her home in Gilford, NH. According to her brother, it seemed like a personal attack or something professionally done. Bobbie had recently moved into the home after finalizing her divorce—a bitter battle that spanned over 3 years. She was attending college to earn a business degree, going on dates, and was looking forward to an independent future.  Bobbie’s family is frustrated with the lack of updates and progress, and they’re not afraid to speak out. On the surface, the answer seems clear. But as deeper layers of this case are pulled back, a cascade of questions and mystery are revealed, leaving room for doubt. Who killed Bobbie Miller? *blog with sources and photos will be available later today* Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Learn more: murdershetold.com ----- Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast Facebook: /mstpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold ----- Sponsors:  Better Help: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/shetold Füm: Go to tryfum.com/MURDER to save 10% off the Journey Pack today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/20241 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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Introducing: LOVE MURDER

LOVE MURDER is a weekly true crime podcast hosted by best friends Jessie Pray and Andie Cassette that features stories of love and relationships gone fatally wrong.  This show is all about seemingly normal people driven to terrible madness by passion and rage. How does someone go from sweet to psycho in the blink of an eye? Tune in to find out all the ways murder can give love a real bad name. Listen on Apple: https://apple.co/3O8HR1J Listen on Spotify: https://sptfy.com/PSbt LOVE MURDER home: https://love-murder-podcast.myshopify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202414 minutes, 20 seconds
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Melissa Tremblay: Cold Case Solved?

1988 - Lawrence, Massachusetts On the afternoon of September, 12, 1988, a railyard worker for B&M Railroad in Lawrence, MA made a horrifying discovery on the tracks: the body of 11-year-old Melissa Ann Tremblay who was missing from Salem, NH. Investigators quickly realized this was no train accident—that something more sinister happened to the young girl—and the killer tried to cover up his crime by staging the gruesome scene.  For decades the case was cold… until April of 2022, when a former corrections officer was arrested at his home in Alabama. Marvin “Skip” McClendon, Jr went to trial in December 2023… But did investigators get the right man? *blog with sources and photos will be available later today* Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Learn more: murdershetold.com ----- Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast Facebook: /mstpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold ----- Sponsors:  Honeylove: Get 20% off your order by going to honeylove.com/SHETOLD or using code SHETOLD. Athena Club: Get 20% off your order at AthenaClub.com with the code SHETOLD. OneSkin: Get 15% off your order at at https://www.oneskin.co with the code SHETOLD  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202459 minutes, 43 seconds
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UPDATE: Attending Logan Clegg's Sentencing

2022 - Concord, New Hampshire. On December 15th, 2023, I had the opportunity to attend the sentencing hearing of 27-year-old Logan Clegg, who had recently been convicted of the murders of Stephen and Djeswende "Wendy" Reid in Concord, NH from April of 2022. From hearing arguments on both sides, to victim impact statements, and hearing Logan himself speak—all rise, to gavel—this is what it was like attending the sentencing of Logan Clegg. Steve and Wendy Reid and their loved ones finally have justice. To learn more about Steve and Wendy, the investigation, and how Logan was caught, listen to “Justice for Steve & Wendy Reid: The Capture of Logan Clegg” released on November 8, 2022: https://www.murdershetold.com/episodes/steve-and-wendy-reid To hear key points from the trial, listen to the follow up episode "The Trial of Logan Clegg" released on November 7, 2023: https://www.murdershetold.com/episodes/logan-clegg Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Learn more: murdershetold.com - Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast Facebook: /mstpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/20249 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Murders of Rhonda and Co'ran Johnson

1996 - Stamford, Connecticut. Becoming a teenage mother didn’t stop 18-year-old Rhonda Johnson from pursuing her dreams. In fact, it only gave her more motivation. While working part time at the hospital, Rhonda was also busy taking classes at the community college. Her drive was fueled by the commitment to a promising future—not just for herself—but also for her 8-month-old son, Co’ran. That dream was stolen on the evening of September 12th, 1996 when both mother and baby were found dead in Rhonda’s mother’s car. They’d both been shot.  This incredibly senseless act of violence stirred up heartbreak and fury in the Stamford community. What kind of person shoots a young woman and her baby in cold blood? Rhonda’s mother, Blanche, couldn’t fathom why anyone would want to hurt her daughter let alone an innocent baby. She has fond and bittersweet memories of her daughter and grandson, and she is sharing them on Murder, She Told. This is the story of Rhonda and Co’ran Johnson. See sources and photos here: https://murdershetold.com/episodes/rhonda-johnson If you have any information on the murders of Rhonda and Co’ran Johnson, please call the Stamford Police Department Crime Stoppers Hotline at 203-977-TIPS or email the CT Cold Case Unit at [email protected]. Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Learn more: murdershetold.com ----- Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast Facebook: /mstpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold ----- Sponsors:  Better Help: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/shetold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Theresa Corley Story, Part Two

1978 - Bellingham, Massachusetts  Theresa Corley was only 19 when she was found dead on the side of the highway in Bellingham, MA in December of 1978. Theresa left the Train Stop bar on foot, and ended up trying to hitchhike home... She was instead brought to an apartment building nearby where it’s believed she was assaulted before fleeing the scene in mis-matched shoes. Two days later, her body was discovered.  After decades without answers, her sister, Gerri, reached a breaking point. Determined to get answers for Theresa’s unsolved murder, she resolved to take action, regardless of the obstacles… including exhuming her sister's body for evidence, and fearlessly confronting one of the suspects on his own doorstep… This is part 2 of Theresa Corley's story. Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Detailed sources and photos: https://www.murdershetold.com/episodes/theresa-corley Learn more: murdershetold.com Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast Facebook: /mstpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold Sponsors:  Miracle Made Sheets - https://TryMiracle.com/shetold and use the code SHETOLD to save an extra 20% off your order and claim a free 3 piece towel set. Apostrophe Skincare - https://apostrophe.com/shetold and use code SHETOLD at sign up to get your first visit for only $5.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/202346 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Theresa Corley Story, Part One

1978 - Bellingham, Massachusetts. At the age of 19, Theresa Corley held a promising future. As the first of nine siblings to pursue college—a goal she worked to finance herself—she had aspirations of becoming a pediatrician.  But on the night of December 5th, 1978, Theresa, who was out celebrating with friends at Franklin's Train Stop bar, didn't return home. Her friend’s said they last saw her leaving the bar sometime before midnight on foot following a fight with her boyfriend. Theresa didn’t have a car, and the trek home was miles away.  Three days later, on December 8th, her nude body was discovered halfway down a steep ditch on the side of the highway. She had been strangled. As investigators dug into the mystery of Theresa’s final hours alive, unsettling narratives surrounding a party at a nearby apartment came to light, placing Theresa there after she left the bar. What secrets were being hidden in that apartment? Were they connected to Theresa’s murder? Determined to discover what really happened, Theresa’s sister, Gerri Houde, has embarked on a relentless quest for the truth; and she’s telling her story on Murder, She Told.  This is part one of Theresa Corley’s story. Part two will be released on December 19th. Blog with sources will be up later today. Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Detailed sources and photos: murdershetold.com Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast Facebook: /mstpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold Sponsors:  Shopify - https://shopify.com/shetold use code shetold for a $1-per-month trial period.  Book of the Month Club - https://bookofthemonth use code foryou to get your first book for $5. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/202358 minutes, 32 seconds
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Identifying Susan Lund with Laurah Norton

1992 - Clarksville, Tennessee. On the evening of December 24, 1992, 25-year-old Susan Lund left her home for ingredients to make a pie. The young mother never returned home. About a month later, female remains were located 300 miles away in Ina, Illinois, but investigators couldn't figure out who she was. 30 years later, the woman known only as Ina Jane Doe was finally identified as Susan Minard Lund. Susan's murder remains unsolved. Laura Norton, host of The Fall Line and One Strange Thing podcast, spent more than a year working with and learning from forensic experts across the country as she collaborated with anthropologists, DNA experts, and investigative genetic genealogists to help identify Susan Lund. Her new book, Lay Them to Rest, takes a fascinating deep dive into the dark world of forensic science, and a personal look at the people behind the scenes working to solve decades old mysteries. Today, Laurah joins me on Murder, She Told for a conversation about what it's like working to reconnect the names of the unidentified, how she approaches cold case and Jane Doe research, and what investigators need from you to help find Susan's killer. This is Lay Them to Rest featuring guest Laura Norton. Get your copy of Lay Them to Rest, and be on the lookout on Facebook and Instagram for a giveaway post coming today! Sponsor - Magic Mind: Get up to 20% off your first purchase or up to 56% off your first subscription at https://magicmind.com/murdershetold with code murdershetold20. Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Detailed sources and photos: murdershetold.com Instagram: @murdershetoldpodcast Facebook: /mstpodcast TikTok: @murdershetold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 37 seconds
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UPDATE: The Trial of Logan Clegg

2022 - Concord, New Hampshire. On the afternoon of April 18th, 2022, Stephen and Djeswende "Wendy" Reid were shot to death while walking on the Broken Ground Trails near their apartment in Concord, NH.  Steve and Wendy represented the best of humanity. They had recently retired and moved back to Steve’s hometown of Concord to settle down and enjoy a slower pace of life after spending decades doing humanitarian work all over the world. Who would do this to such a beloved couple? In October 2022, police arrested and eventually charged 25-year-old Logan Clegg with their murders. The intricate and complicated police work that tied Logan to the crime scene came just before his flight on a one way ticket out of the country.  One year later, Logan’s trial has concluded. We now have a verdict in the case. This is an update to the episode “Justice for Steve & Wendy Reid: The Capture of Logan Clegg” released on November 8, 2022. To refresh or learn more, listen the original episode: https://www.murdershetold.com/episodes/steve-and-wendy-reid Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Detailed sources and photos: murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram and Facebook and TikTok Sponsor: Shopify - https://shopify.com/shetold use code shetold for a $1-per-month trial period. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202339 minutes, 15 seconds
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Introducing Unsafe Spaces: Tampa's Missing Men

Unsafe Spaces is a serialized podcast from Josh Hallmark (True Crime Bullsh**) that explores crimes that corrupt and exploit the places we’re meant to feel the safest; be it our churches, the gay community, or even our own homes. The first season: Tampa’s Missing Men, focuses on a series of disappearances and murders within Tampa’s gay community, and possibly beyond; and the two gay men who were committing some of Florida’s most heinous crimes with shocking impunity.  Unsafe Spaces is as obsessive and investigative as True Crime Bullsh**, while also focusing on the factors that led to and enabled the crimes, and then helped capture the pair of killers involved. It is as much about true crime as it is anthropology, politics, community, culture, and history. It is a holistic, heartfelt, and often very personal look at how these crimes happened. Follow Unsafe Spaces: Tampa's Missing Men and listen now wherever you get podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/202312 minutes, 35 seconds
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Honoring the Victims of Lewiston's Mass Shooting

Lewiston, Maine - 2023. On Wednesday, October, 25th, 2023, an armed gunman entered two locations in Lewiston, Maine—Just-In-Time Recreation bowling alley and Schmengee’s Bar and Grill pool hall—and opened fire.  The shooter, who was identified as Robert Card, was on the run for 48-hours before taking his own life on Friday, October 27th. He killed 18 innocent people, and injured about 13 more. As a born and raised Mainer who creates this show from my home state, my heart is absolutely broken for the community, the families and friends directly impacted, and for this massive tragedy.  I felt compelled to create this short episode to honor the victims. My hope is that you walk away from this knowing something more about each of them as the amazing people they were, and not just as names on a list. This are the stories of Thomas Ryan Conrad, 34, Michael R. Deslauriers Jr. 51, and his best friend, Jason Adam Walker, 51, Tricia C. Asselin, 53, William A. Young, 44 and his son, Aaron Young, 14, Robert E. Violette, 76 and wife Lucille M. Violette, 73, Keith D. Macneir 64, Ronald G. Morin, 55, Peyton Brewer Ross, 40, Joshua A. Seal, 36, Bryan M. MacFarlane, 40, Stephen M. Vozzella, 45, William Frank Brackett, 48, Joseph Lawrence Walker, 57, Arthur Fred Strout, 42, and Maxx A. Hathaway, 35. All of the family and survivor fundraising links, resources, and more can be found at https://murdershetold.com/episodes/lewiston-victims Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Detailed sources and photos: murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram and Facebook and TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/202325 minutes, 31 seconds
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Maze of Secrets

This week I'm bringing you a special episode to get you in the Halloween mood featuring a story I've never shared before on Murder, She Told. In this chilling collaboration put together by Shane Waters, you'll encounter the hosts of 9 acclaimed true crime podcasts, each offering a dark tale to send shivers down your spine. This is not just a special episode; it's an immersive journey through a maze of twisted paths and unsolved mysteries. So, lift your lantern high and venture into 'Maze of Secrets'... Prepare to get lost in the stories, but find yourself in their lessons. It's an odyssey of crime, mystery, and eerie life lessons that you won't soon forget. If you dare to walk this twisted path with us, you're in for a night you'll never forget. Are you ready? Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: Frightful (https://www.itsfrightful.org/) Marooned (https://visitmarooned.com/) Rotten to the Core (https://www.itsrottentothecore.com/) Murder, She Told (https://www.murdershetold.com/) Obscura (https://www.itsobscura.com/) Crimelines (https://linktr.ee/crimelines) Once Upon a Crime (https://www.truecrimepodcast.com/) The Trail Went Cold (https://www.trailwentcold.com/) Foul Play: Crime Series (https://www.itsfoulplay.com/) Listen to the other holiday collaborations here: https://www.itsfoulplay.com/p/collaborations/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 9 seconds
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The 1958 Cold Case of Dennis Down

1958 - Falmouth, Maine. You won’t find the name Dennis Down featured on the Maine Unsolved Homicide List. You also won’t find anything on his murder on the internet.  Buried deep in the memories and archives of 1958, sits a brutal unsolved murder of a man who still hasn’t received justice.  At 63, Dennis and his wife Edith, both of England, had just purchased a new grocery store in Portland, ME’s Munjoy Hill neighborhood. They had recently become grandparents, and they were looking forward to the golden years of life. But on a cool morning in late June of 1958, somebody took it all away. Dennis was found beaten and stabbed in his home—a horrific crime that left police and everyone who knew him baffled. Despite extensive efforts to find the person responsible, nobody was ever arrested for the crime. Pulled from the archives, this is the cold case of Dennis Down. Support Murder, She Told: https://www.murdershetold.com/support Detailed sources and photos: murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram and Facebook and TikTok Blog post: https://www.murdershetold.com/episodes/dennis-down Pre-order Lay Them To Rest Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lay-them-to-rest-laurah-norton/1143031658?ean=9780306828805 Amazon: https://amzn.to/3qGPMuw Sponsor: Shopify - https://shopify.com/shetold use code shetold for a $1-per-month trial period.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202337 minutes, 5 seconds
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Doreen Marfeo is Still Missing

1990 - Johnston, RI. In July of 1999, 50-year-old Stephen Marfeo took action on a violent plan: he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, Laura Vincent, and attempted to kill her boyfriend, Sal Puleo, before ultimately taking his own life.  For police, this was an open and shut case fulled by jealousy and domestic violence. However, they held out hope that this tragedy would help them unravel the mystery of what happened to Stephen’s wife, 34-year-old Doreen Ann Marfeo, who vanished without a trace from their Johnston, RI home in March of 1990. Stephen told police that Doreen’s behavior in the months leading up to her disappearance had taken a bizarre uncharacteristic turn. She abruptly quit her job, and was having late night panic attacks over something she couldn’t bring herself to tell her husband. Several months later, police began receiving anonymous letters in the mail... letters that claimed to have intimate knowledge about Doreen, and detailed what allegedly happened to her the day she disappeared… Support Murder, She Told here. Detailed sources and photos can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram and Facebook and TikTok If you have any information on the disappearance of Doreen Marfeo, please contact the Johnston Police Dept at (401) 231-4210 or leave a tip at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202358 minutes, 37 seconds
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Introducing: Mama Mystery with Kelly Evans

Introducing Mama Mystery with Kelly Evans. From true crime to current events, mom of 3, Kelly Evans, offers relatable and research based storytelling for when a mama just needs a minute! Whether you listen in the pickup line or with a glass of wine, you’ll always feel like you’re just chatting with your best friend! Listen to Mama Mystery on Spotify and Apple! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/20236 minutes, 8 seconds
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Harold 'Butch' Knight: Wanted For Murder

2015 - Fennville, MI. “On Sunday, January 11th, I strangled her… she’s dead, and she’s laying on the living room floor…”  When Allegan County police showed up to the residence mentioned in the haunting 911 call, they discovered the lifeless body of 48-year-old Sara Lee Porter in the exact condition described by the anonymous caller—virtually frozen due to the absence of heating in the house. Documents, funeral instructions, photos and personal items of Sara’s had been organized and laid out on the table for police to find. The only thing they couldn’t find was Sara’s husband, Butch. It didn’t take long for police to realize the person who made the call to 911 was 66-year-old Harold “Butch” Knight. Butch had taken Sara’s vehicle and skipped town, eventually making his way up to a tiny town in rural Maine. By the time they found Sara’s abandoned vehicle, it was too late. They’d lost his trail.  Almost a decade later, police are still searching for Butch. This is the story of Sara Lee Porter, and Harold Wesley Knight, who is a fugitive of justice. Support Murder, She Told here. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram and Facebook and TikTok Sponsor: Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/shetold Harold Wesley Knight, who goes by "Butch", is white, male, 6' 4" and 250-300 pounds, balding, with gray hair that may be dyed black, hazel eyes, and a mustache. He was born in 1948 and is hard of hearing. He also may be disguising his appearance, and is considered armed and dangerous. If you have seen Butch or have any information, please contact the US Marshals at 1-877-WANTED2 (926-8332) or leave a tip online at usmarshals.gov/tips or call 911. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/202339 minutes, 52 seconds
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Laura Kempton and Tammy Little: The Portsmouth Beauty School Murders

1981 - Portsmouth, NH In September of 1981, the city of Portsmouth was rocked with the vicious murder of 23-year-old model and beauty school student, Laura Kempton. Laura had been home alone in her apartment when the killer broke in and took her life. One year later, in October of 1982, Portsmouth police found themselves in a nightmare déjà vu: another young model, 20-year-old Tammy Little, was found murdered and assaulted at her apartment. Just like Laura, Tammy was taking classes at Portsmouth’s beauty school.  Both cases were eerily similar, but investigators were hesitant to link them too soon. Decades passed without resolution in both cases, which had been inextricably linked in death… until a hot July day in 2023, when the NH Attorney General and Portsmouth PD held a press conference with a major update. This is the story of Laura Kempton and Tammy Little. Support Murder, She Told here. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram and Facebook and TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/20231 hour, 49 seconds
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Megan Waterman: Murder on Gilgo Beach, Part Two

2011 - Long Island, New York. Since December 2010, the Long Island Serial Killer has been one of the most notorious unsolved serial cases of the 21st century…  Multiple sets of remains had been found on and near the north side of Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach in Long Island—Four of them young women who were bound with a burlap type material and who were most likely connected: Melissa Barthelemy, Amber Lynn Costello, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, and Megan Waterman…  On July 13th, 2023, investigator’s search for the LISK suspect came to a head when they arrested and charged 59-year-old Manhattan architect, Rex Heuermann, on three counts of murder. One of those charges was for the death of Megan Waterman. This was the moment Megan’s friends and family—as well as the families of the other victims—had been waiting over a decade for. But their journey to justice wasn’t coming to an end… it was only just beginning. This is part 2 of Megan’s story, and the case against Rex Heuermann.  Read Robert Kolker’s book, Lost Girls. Support Murder, She Told here. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram and Facebook and TikTok Sponsor: Hello Fresh - Use code 50shetold and get 50% plus free shipping at hellofresh.com/50shetold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/202355 minutes, 51 seconds
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Megan Waterman: Murder on Gilgo Beach, Part One

2011 - Long Island, NY In June 2011, 20-year-old Megan Waterman from Scarborough, Maine, disappeared after leaving a Holiday Inn hotel in Hauppauge, Long Island, around 1:30 am. Six months later, authorities discovered remains on the north side of Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach, concealed by brush and poison ivy. Within two days, three more sets of remains were found, all belonging to young women, wrapped in a burlap-like material. The victims were identified as Melissa Barthelemy, Amber Lynn Costello, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, and Megan Waterman. New York was gripped with fear as additional bodies were discovered, leading the media to name the perpetrator the Long Island Serial Killer (LISK). However, amid the frenzy, four families were desperately seeking compassion and support. Little did they know, they would be embarking on a decade-long quest for justice. Megan Waterman was one of those victims… and this is her story. This is part one of two. Part two will be released on August 15th. Blog with source will be posted later today. Read Robert Kolker’s book, Lost Girls. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram and Facebook and TikTok Support Murder, She Told here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/202342 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Danielle Bertolini Story: Revisited

2014 - Fortuna, California. In February of 2014, two women—Danielle Bertolini and Sheila Franks— went missing within one week of each other in Humboldt County, California. They were both last seen in the presence of the same man, and were later known as part of the Humboldt County Missing Five.  Danielle and Sheila’s remains were later recovered near the Eel River in a similar location. Their killer hasn’t been brought to justice.  Danielle was a childhood friend of mine who grew up in Maine. Two years ago, I set out to bring light to her story and help her mother, Billie Jo, fight for justice. 2024 will mark 10 years unsolved. I have completely redone the original episodes to bring you this story fresh, including updates.  This is the story of Danielle Bertolini. SIGN THE PETITION! We are asking the Humboldt County DA to prioritize this case. You can help us make this happen. Please listen to her story and share this petition: change.org/danielleandsheila Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Sponsor: Hello Fresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/shetold50 and and use code shetold50 for 50% off plus free shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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Introducing: Murderish

Introducing MURDERISH a true crime podcast that delves into true stories of murder, disappearances and other creepy events. Also featured on the podcast are in-depth interviews with high-profile people in the true crime community. This podcast will take you on a deep-dive journey through interesting cases, beginning the date of the crime and ending with the courtroom verdict. If you are fascinated by true crime, and all that embodies the genre, this podcast will appeal to you. Listening to this podcast doesn't make you a murderer, it just means you're murder-ish. Listen to MURDERISH wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202310 minutes, 19 seconds
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Maine Unsolved: Mary Ellen Tanner, Part Two

1978 - Kennebunk, Maine. On a muggy Sunday afternoon in July of 1978, 18-year-old Mary Tanner was discovered in a field in Lyman, Maine. She had been beaten to death. Two nights earlier, on July 7, 1978, Mary attended several parties around town to celebrate Kennebunk’s local festival. She was last seen hitching a ride on the Mousam River Bridge in Kennebunk around 11pm. What happened after that has remained a mystery for the past 45 years. Mary had a lot of love to give, and today—more than ever—her friends and family want to make sure that despite the lack of progress in her case, Mary Ellen Tanner will not be forgotten. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support Murder, She Told here. If you have any information on the murder of Mary Ellen Tanner, please contact Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit South at 207-624-7076 or leave a tip here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/202338 minutes, 15 seconds
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Maine Unsolved: Mary Ellen Tanner, Part One

1978 - Kennebunk, Maine. On a hot summer day in July of 1978, a group of young sky divers made a chilling discovery as they flew over the skies of Gracie Evans Field in Lyman—the lifeless body of a young woman.  Her death was quickly ruled a homicide, and news spread like wildfire through the neighboring coastal Maine towns. The woman was identified as Mary Ellen Tanner, who had just celebrated her 18th birthday just weeks prior.  Mary was last seen on the evening of Friday, July 7th, 1978 on the Mousam River Bridge in the center of town, hitchhiking her way home, which was just a short distance away.  But Mary was holding onto a secret… and investigators couldn’t help but wonder if this gave her killer a motive to pick her up that night.  What happened to Mary Ellen Tanner? Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support Murder, She Told here. If you have any information on the murder of Mary Ellen Tanner, please contact Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit South at 207-624-7076 or leave a tip here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202331 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Disappearance of Shirley Ann 'Tippy' McBride

1984 - Concord, New Hampshire. Shirley Ann McBride, known as Tippy, mysteriously vanished without a trace during the summer of 1984. She was 15, and had recently relocated from rural Pittsfield, NH to her sister Donna's residence in nearby Concord. On the evening of Friday, July 13th, 1984, Tippy left to collect payment for her babysitting job but never arrived at her destination. Initially, the police considered her a runaway, assuming she would resurface soon, given her history. However, this time was different. Tippy left behind all her personal belongings, had no money, and hadn't informed anyone of her plans. Months went by with no sign of Tippy. Despite numerous tips, the offering of rewards, and her family's relentless pursuit of answers, Tippy's whereabouts remained unknown. Then, a tip reached the police station regarding a young man attempting to burn damp clothes that shockingly resembled the outfit Tippy was last seen wearing. Could Tippy McBride have fallen victim to foul play? Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support Murder, She Told here. If you have any information on the disappearance of Shirley Ann ‘Tippy’ McBride, please contact the Concord Police Dept at 1-603-225-8600 or fill out the tip form. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202326 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Tragic Murder of Kenneth Conrick

1979 - Gary, Indiana. It was October of 1979, and 8-year-old Kenneth “Kenny” Conrick had been dreaming for weeks about what Halloween costume he would pick for his favorite holiday. But somewhere on his walk home from school, Kenny vanished without a trace. Kenny was supposed to meet his babysitter, but he never he showed up.  The last known sighting of him was alongside his friend, walking down their familiar road. How could such a seemingly innocent walk turn into a nightmare? The community sprung into action, working together in a collective effort to bring Kenny home safely.  A few weeks later, the search for Kenny came to a tragic end; the little boy’s body was found behind the Salvation Army where he and his friends would play. He had been mutilated and strangled. Despite strong leads and multiple suspects, the investigation into Kenny's murder quickly stalled, leaving the case unsolved for decades. The search for answers raised various possibilities: was it a satanic cult? Someone known to Kenny? Or a predator waiting to strike? Then, in 2007, police interviewed a man named David Bowen, who was 16 at the time. Could Kenny’s killer have been right there in front of them all along? This is the story of the murder of Kenny Conrick. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support Murder, She Told here Sponsor: Hello Fresh - Go to hellofresh.com/shetold16 and use code shetold16 for 16 free meals plus free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202342 minutes, 43 seconds
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Listen to Ask Ronna with Ronna (& Bryan): Shania Goes to Geneva

Today I'm sharing with you an episode from the podcast, Ask Ronna with Ronna (& Bryan). If you need a bit of comedy in your life, check them out! Coming to you live every week from her carriage house in Marblehead, MA, Ronna Glickman welcomes her dear friend, comedian Bryan Safi. Bryan Safi. Together these podcasting pros, along with all-star guests, dispense real advice to real listeners while touching on the events of the day and all the while displaying the exquisite taste and lifestyle that Ronna’s fans have come to expect. Plus, more than a few outrageous laughs. Ronna & Bryan are not doctors or psychologists or even licensed marriage & family therapists. They’re just two people with terrific opinions who happen to be right most of the time. In this episode, Ronna (& Bryan) give advice on a very long but meaningful affair, a psychic guilt trip from Australia, and dealing with the biggest monster in real estate. To see Ask Ronna LIVE! IN! LONDON! July 14th! Head to askronnalive.com - hurry before tickets are gone! To hear more Ask Ronna, head to https://bit.ly/3gYgjin, or wherever you get your podcasts. And to sign up for the Ask Ronna Social Club, go to arsocialclub.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 40 seconds
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Patricia Newsom: East Haven Jane Doe Identified

1975 - East Haven, Connecticut. On a warm August morning in 1975, a young woman's body was discovered in the drainage ditch behind Bradlee's Department Store in East Haven, Connecticut. She had been strangled and tightly wrapped in a tarp. Nobody knew who she was. For decades, investigators were haunted by the unknown identity of the woman. As the years passed, hope persisted that the next generation would have the technology to restore her identity and bring her family justice. In April of 2023, Police finally had their break: Through genetic genealogy, the East Haven Jane Doe was officially identified as Patricia Meleady Newsom, an 18-year-old girl who had reportedly run away from a boarding school in New York sometime between 1973 and 1974. Maryann Collette has spent the past few years searching for her sister, while East Haven Police Captain Joseph Murgo has been trying to identify their Jane Doe.  Listen now to hear the remarkable circumstances that brought them together, the challenges of piecing together Patricia's life from 1973 to August 1975, and get a special look behind the scenes at how investigators today are trying to solve this New England mystery.  This is Patricia “Tricia” Meleady Newsom's story on Murder, She Told. If you have any information on the murder of Patricia Newsom, please contact Capt. Joe Murgo of the East Haven Police at (203) 468-3820. Share the blog for this episode. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Contentious Death of Mark Dugas, Part Two

2004 - Waldoboro, Maine. In June of 2004, 39-year-old Mark Dugas was stabbed with a kitchen knife in his home by his wife, Amy Dugas in front of her son. Though she claimed the incident happened in self-defense, she was arrested and charged with his murder. Mark’s family and friends were determined to bring the truth to light: that Mark's death was the result of escalating domestic violence. As the midcoast Maine community rallied together to bring awareness to a side of domestic violence not often seen, a contentious trial unfolded in the courthouse. In this episode, you’ll hear from a member of the jury who said they didn’t get the full story during the trial; and what they didn’t know had a huge impact on the verdict. This is part 2 of 2 of Mark Dugas’ story.  Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here If you or somebody you know feel unsafe at home, or you experience violence in your relationship, it's never too late to get help. Please reach out to your local crisis center, or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE to get help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202339 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Contentious Death of Mark Dugas, Part One

2004 - Waldoboro, Maine. 39-year-old Mark Dugas, a loving father, was stabbed with a kitchen knife in June of 2004, during a heated altercation with his wife, Amy Dugas. He ran to a neighbor for help, but tragically died before first responders arrived. As news of Amy’s murder charges spread, Mark’s family and friends were determined to bring the truth to light: that Mark's death was the result of escalating domestic violence. The community grappled with the fact that a petite woman like Amy could be the aggressor, triggering a conversation state wide about how we look at relationship violence from all angles. Prosecutors sought to prove this murder was intentional after Mark told Amy that he was leaving her. Amy’s defense team said she acted in self-defense.  But the state had its star witness. The only other person who was present during the deadly fight… and they hoped his testimony could help set the record straight: Amy’s 8-year-old son. This is part 1 of 2 of Mark Dugas’ story.  Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202345 minutes, 35 seconds
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Bring Her Home: Virginia Pictou Noyes, Part Two

1993 - Bangor/Houlton, Maine. Virginia Sue Pictou Noyes had vanished without a trace from Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor in the early morning hours of April 25th, 1993. All eyes were on her husband, Larry Noyes, and his brother, Roger, who were both arrested after a violent altercation with Virginia at a bar shortly before her disappearance. Hospital staff said Virgina left without checking out, possibly on her own accord. This is the last place she was reliably seen. She was never heard from again. Virginia was a mother. A beloved sister and daughter. After 30 years of waiting, her family just wants to bring her home.  Through their own personal healing, Virginia's family is determined to shed light on the issue of violence and abuse experienced by Native women and people at a disproportionately higher rate. By sharing their stories, they hope to help other families and make a positive impact for the future of Indigenous people. This is an MMIW case from Maine. Virginia Sue Pictou is Mi’gamaw—part of Mi'kmaq Nation—one of Maine and Canada’s Native tribes. By sharing her story, we are keeping her name alive and bringing awareness to the epidemic that is violence against Indigenous women and girls.  Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Visit Robert Pictou’s shop https://robert-pictou.square.site/s/shop If you have any information about the disappearance of Virginia Pictou, please contact the Maine Major Crimes Unit North at (207) 973-3750 or toll free 1-800-432-7381. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202340 minutes, 49 seconds
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Bring Her Home: Virginia Pictou Noyes, Part One

1993 - Bangor/Houlton, Maine On the evening of April 24th, 1993, Virginia Sue Pictou Noyes was at a bar in Bangor, Maine with her husband, Larry Noyes, and his brother, Roger, when a brutal fight broke out. Both men beat Virginia, resulting in a double arrest for assault, and Virginia in the hospital. Sometime in the early morning hours, Virginia vanished. Police say she left the hospital on her own accord without checking out, and they are reasonably sure she was seen at a truck stop in Houlton making a phone call—2.5 hours away from Bangor in the direction of her home in Easton—trying to get back to her kids. The Pictou family isn’t so sure. Her brother, Robert Pictou, believes his sister was dead before she left Bangor... so what happened to Virginia? And 30 years later, why hasn’t she been found? This is part one of two of Virginia Pictou Noyes. This is an MMIW case from Maine. Virginia Sue Pictou is Migamaw—part of Mi'kmaq Nation—one of Maine and Canada’s Native tribes. By sharing her story, we are keeping her name alive and bringing awareness to the epidemic that is violence against Indigenous women and girls.  Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Support Robert Pictou’s shop: https://robert-pictou.square.site/s/shop If you have any information about the disappearance of Virginia Pictou, please contact the Maine Major Crimes Unit North at (207) 973-3750 or toll free 1-800-432-7381. Sponsor: Get 20% off your first order of Pretty Litter at prettylitter.com/shetold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202342 minutes, 37 seconds
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Introducing Black Girl Gone: A True Crime Podcast

This is an excerpt from Black Girl Gone, a true crime podcast hosted by Amara Cofer with a new focus... shining a light on the all too often ignored cases of Black women who have gone missing or have fallen victim to murder.  Each episode takes you on a heart wrenching journey through the stories of these women and the families they left behind. Join us as we work to uncover hidden truths and bring the stories of these women to the forefront. Together we can seek justice for the forgotten and give a voice to the voiceless. New episodes every Monday. Learn more at https://blackgirlgonepodcast.com Follow on Instagram: @blackgirlgonepodcast Follow on TikTok: @blackgirlgonepodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/20237 minutes, 7 seconds
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Aisha Dickson: Bangor’s Lost Baby

1995 - Bangor, Maine. When Sarah Johnson went upstairs to check on her infant daughter, Aisha Mariah Dickson, she wasn’t expecting to find her not breathing in her crib. The little baby girl was rushed to the hospital where doctors tried everything they could. Aisha was later pronounced dead at just 8-months-old. But the medical examiner made a disturbing discovery during the autopsy: Aisha had died of blunt force trauma. Not only that, but her short life was filled with abuse that was evident in her healing wounds and bones.  The only people in the apt on the night of January 6th, 1995 were her mother, Sarah, her grandmother, June, and her father, DeShawn.  So which one of them murdered Aisha? Detailed sources and photos can be found on murdershetold.com Support the show here Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and Facebook and TikTok @MurderSheTold If you have any information on the murder of Aisha Dickson, please call the Bangor Police Dept at (207) 947-7382. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202342 minutes, 26 seconds
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Justice For Tracy Gilpin

1986 - Kingston, Massachussetts. On a brisk night in October of 1986, 15-year-old Tracy Gilpin left a friend’s house party in Rocky Nook to buy a pack of cigarettes at the Cumberland Farms gas station. When she left the parking lot around 11:30pm, it was the last time she would be seen alive. Three weeks later, Tracy’s body was found 11 miles away in Myles Standish State Forest. She’d been crushed by a 73 lb boulder. For years, the Gilpin’s fought to keep Tracy in the public eye. Her sister, Kerry Gilpin, inspired to help make a difference for other families, even became a state trooper (and eventually the superintendent) for the Massachusetts State Police.  As years went on and other cases were solved, they always wondered when their day for justice would come… and 32 years later, in 2018, it did; when police arrested 61-year-old Michael Arthur Hand in North Carolina. This is the murder of Tracy “Ashtray” Gilpin and what we know in the case against Michael Hand, which will most likely be heading to trial sometime this year. Though an arrest has been made, the work is still not done. If you have any information on the murder of Tracy Gilpin, now is the time to come forward. Please contact the Massachusetts State Police investigators at (508) 894-2584 with any information. Detailed sources and photos can be found on murdershetold.com Support the show here Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and Facebook and TikTok @MurderSheTold Apply for Writing https://forms.gle/Mm5UuMhTJE7gDVh77 Apply for Research https://forms.gle/Wn9eyca8JESYW9oN8 Sponsor: Get 20% off your first order of Pretty Litter at prettylitter.com/shetold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202343 minutes, 28 seconds
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SOLVED: The 1971 Murder of Rita Curran

1971 - Burlington, Vermont. In July of 1971, a 23-year-old elementary school teacher named Rita Curran was brutally attacked and murdered as she slept in her own bed in Burlington, VT. Her roommates just happened to be away, and in the span of 70 minutes, an unknown man entered the apartment and took her life. Rita’s murder shook the small city. It was brazen; and police had zero leads. For 51 years, Rita’s case remained unsolved. It was Burlington’s oldest cold case, and one of the most infamous true crime cases in New England. Ted Bundy was even considered to be a suspect at one point. Rita’s family came to the conclusion that her case may never be solved. Until February 21st, 2023, when Burlington police detectives and other officials announced that through genetic genealogy, they had solved the case: her killer was a man named William DeRoos, who was 31 at the time and lived just 2 floors above her. But who was he? And why did he murder Rita? This is a story of hope, and modern forensics. This is the story of Rita Curran; Burlington's newest solved case. Detailed sources and photos can be found on murdershetold.com Support the show here Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and Facebook and TikTok @MurderSheTold Donate to Season of Justice Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 58 seconds
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Introducing COLD: The Search for Sheree

Sheree Warren left her job in Salt Lake City on a mild October evening in 1985. She told a coworker she was headed to meet her estranged husband, Charles Warren, at a car dealership. But she never made it, Sheree vanished. When her car mysteriously surfaced weeks later, hundreds of miles away in Las Vegas, no one could say how it got there.   When a young mother disappears under unexplained circumstances, police always turn suspicious eyes towards the husband. And although there was distrust around Charles Warren, he wasn’t the only suspect when Sheree went missing. She also had a boyfriend, a former cop named Cary Hartmann, who lived a sinister double life.   Season three follows two suspects– men who both raised suspicion for investigators. But with two strong persons of interest with competing facts and evidence, it muddied the murder investigation. This season, host Dave Cawley, digs into the lives of these two men, the details of the case and examines the intersections between domestic abuse and sexual violence. The COLD team seeks to answer the question: what really happened to Sheree Warren?   Hey Prime Members, you can binge all 10 episodes of COLD: The Search for Sheree ad-free on Amazon Music. Download the Amazon Music app today:  Murder, She Told: Wondery.fm/MST_ColdS3 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/20239 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Fiendish Murder of Rita Bouchard

1947 - Pawtucket, Rhode Island. 17-year-old Rita Bouchard was paranoid of being hurt or killed by unknown men. In 1947, an unknown assailant was violently attacking women on the streets of Pawtucket, RI, and Rita, who worked the late shift at the factory, was afraid she could be next.  Sadly, on February 1st, 1947, Rita’s fear came true.  A man walking a trail in the woods discovered her body under a tree. She had been brutally stabbed to death over 30 times with a stiletto knife. Police had no idea who did this to her. A month after her murder, police question a boy named Raymond Patenaude, the brother of Rita’s best friend. Again. He was already a potential suspect in their mind, but they didn’t have the evidence against him. Raymond told them of a strange dream he had, and came to the realization it wasn’t a dream at all, but a repressed memory… A memory of killing Rita. 76 years have passed since Rita’s murder, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be solved.  If you or somebody you know has any information about the unsolved murder of Rita Bouchard, please call the Pawtucket Police Dept at 401-727-9100. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and Facebook and TikTok @MurderSheTold Support the show here Sponsors: Try Daily Harvest and get up to $40 off at dailyharvest.com/shetold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202343 minutes, 35 seconds
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My Bloody Valentine, Part Two

Happy Valentine's Day! This week I'm bringing you a special bonus episode in collaboration with 14 other podcasts around a Valentine's Day theme hosted by Shane Waters. Each podcast host brings a new, love gone wrong true story to mix. It's an extra special, two part, more than two-hour, Valentine event. Part 2 of 2. Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: In this Part 2 episode: 1. Sirens [https://tinyurl.com/2p8avykh] 2. The Trail Went Cold [https://tinyurl.com/2zydj3yl 3. Method and Madness [https://tinyurl.com/yc6ept53] 4. True Crime Cases with Lanie [https: //linktr.ee/LanieHobbs] 5. Crimelines [https: //linktr.ee/crimelines] 6. Love Murder [https://tinyurl.com/39c3fzeb] 7. Foul Play: Crime Series [https://itsfoulplay.com] In the last Part 1 episode: 1. Murder She Told [https://murdershetold.com/connect] 2. True Crime Island [https://tinyurl.com/y6kk2npj] 3. Hillbilly Horror Stories [https://tinyurl.com/567vxrkz] 4. Tapes from the Darkside [https://tinyurl.com/3pnff3fe] 5. Coffee and Cases [https://linktr.ee/coffeeandcases] 6. Gone Cold - Texas True Crime [https://tinyurl.com/ytzxudt8] 7. Live, Laugh, Larceny [https://linktr.ee/Live.Laugh.Larceny. Podcast] Find more at murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and TikTok @murdershetold Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 17 seconds
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My Bloody Valentine, Part One

Happy Valentine's Day! This week I'm bringing you a special bonus episode in collaboration with 14 other podcasts around a Valentine's Day theme hosted by Shane Waters. Each podcast host brings a new, love gone wrong true story to mix. It's an extra special, two part, more than two-hour, Valentine event. Part 1 of 2. Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: In this Part 1 Episode: 1. Murder She Told [https://murdershetold.com/connect] 2. True Crime Island [https://tinyurl.com/y6kk2npj] 3. Hillbilly Horror Stories [https://tinyurl.com/567vxrkz] 4. Tapes from the Darkside [https://tinyurl.com/3pnff3fe] 5. Coffee and Cases [https://linktr.ee/coffeeandcases] 6. Gone Cold - Texas True Crime [https://tinyurl.com/ytzxudt8] 7. Live, Laugh, Larceny [https://linktr.ee/Live.Laugh.Larceny. Podcast] In the next Part 2 Episode: 1. Sirens [https://tinyurl.com/2p8avykh] 2. The Trail Went Cold [https://tinyurl.com/2zydj3yl 3. Method and Madness [https://tinyurl.com/yc6ept53] 4. True Crime Cases with Lanie [https: //linktr.ee/LanieHobbs] 5. Crimelines [https: //linktr.ee/crimelines] 6. Love Murder [https://tinyurl.com/39c3fzeb] 7. Foul Play: Crime Series [https://itsfoulplay.com] Find more at murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and TikTok @murdershetold Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 19 seconds
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Forever Young: The Story of Rebecca Pelkey, Part Two

1988 - Hermon, Maine.  If you haven’t listened to the interrogation in part one, I suggest starting with that one first. In November of 1988, the body of 14-year-old Rebecca “Becky” Pelkey was found in the rural woods of Hermon, Maine. Becky went missing the week prior after a night out with friends, and was last seen in a car with a man named Ronald Boobar. Ron was 24-years-old. The following month, Ron was arrested for her murder. This is the story of Becky Pelkey, told through her family, and original transcripts and court records. You followed the investigation in part one, now follow the trial, the evidence, and the impact left from Becky’s death. This is an MMIW case from Maine. Becky is part of the Aroostook Band of Mi'kmaqs, one of Maine’s Native tribes. By sharing her story, we are keeping her name alive and bringing awareness to the epidemic that is violence against Indigenous women and girls.  Sponsor: Zocdoc.com/SHETOLD and download the Zocdoc app for FREE Detailed sources and photos can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here It’s time to end the violence. No more stolen sisters. Learn more about MMIW and MMIWG2S.  https://www.csvanw.org/mmiw/ https://www.niwrc.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/202350 minutes, 37 seconds
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Forever Young: The Story of Rebecca Pelkey, Part One

1988 - Hermon, Maine.  This episode contains a heavy amount of uncensored explicit language.  Inside the neon splashed walls of the Bangor Arcade, Erica and Melanie waited for their friend, 14-year-old Rebecca “Becky” Pelkey. Becky was late, and the clock was ticking. Not only was Becky no-showing, but so was her new friend, 24-year-old Ronald Boobar, who they’d hung out with the previous night. One week later, the newspaper released a description of an unidentified young woman who had been found dead in the woods. It was Becky.  The day that she was identified, police spoke individually with her friends. They waited to talk to Ron last. In a quiet room, just after midnight, Ron Boobar sat at the Bangor Police dept with two detectives. They set up a cassette recording device on the table, and hit record…. This is the story of Becky Pelkey, told through her family, and original transcripts and court records.  This is an MMIW case from Maine. Becky is part of the Aroostook Band of Mi'kmaqs, one of Maine’s Native tribes. By sharing her story, we are keeping her name alive and bringing awareness to the epidemic that is violence against Indigenous women and girls.  Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Try Daily Harvest and get up to $40 off at dailyharvest.com/shetold Download the ZocDoc app free today at zocdoc.com/shetold This episode is sponsored by Better Help. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/shetold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202357 minutes, 54 seconds
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A Life Stolen: Nereida ‘Nettie’ Melendez

1989 - Worcecster, Massachusetts. 17-year-old Nereida “Nettie” Melendez had a big day ahead of her, and plans for her bright future. June 5th, 1989, was just the beginning: her high school graduation. But when her name was called onstage to get her diploma, Nettie was nowhere to be found. Her family started to panic. Nettie was responsible, and it was highly unlike her to miss such an important event. Their panic ended in tragedy when her body was recovered after a family search the next day. To this day, her case still remains unsolved. Nettie’s brother, Peter Vasquez, and her cousin Doris, reflect on Nettie’s life, their frustrations with the slow moving investigation, and what they would say if they were face to face with her killer. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here If you have any information on the murder of Nettie Melendez, I encourage you to call the Worcester Police Dept at 508-799-8466, text TIPWPD to CRIMES (274637), or submit an anonymous tip. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202341 minutes, 39 seconds
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DNA Solves: The Case of Alex James (or Joy Crafts)

1995 - Hampden, Maine. Alex James was somebody who always kept to herself. She was 58, and lived on her own in an apartment in Brewer, Maine. She was doing well for herself after being diagnosed with mental health issues, and just wanted to live in peace. Alex James, who previously went by the name Joy Crafts Earley, never hurt a fly. On a summer evening in June 1995, Alex never came home from an evening stroll. The next day, her body was found near a storage unit, savagely murdered and assaulted. It was a seemingly random attack, and police had no suspects… until years later, when a 24-year-old man named Douglas Littlefield—who had been terrorizing women in the Bangor area—was finally apprehended for his crimes.  This is the story of Alex James, aka Joy Crafts Earley, and how survivors took down a sexual predator, and helped solve a murder. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here This episode is sponsored by Better Help: Go to BetterHelp.com/SHETOLD for 10% off your first month of therapy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202238 minutes, 23 seconds
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Introducing The Fall Line: The Murder of Garnet Lennox

This is an excerpt from The Fall Line Podcast’s episode on the unsolved homicide of Garnet Lennox. In May 2007, Garnet Lennox, a loving father and Michigan native, disappeared. Within a week, his car, and his body, would be found in East Detroit, and his sons, parents, and brothers were left to try and piece together who had killed Garnet, and why. Sources at our website: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sources Submit a case to The Fall Line: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/case-submissions Written, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Kyana Burgess, and Michaela Morrill/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced, scored, and engineered by Maura Currie/ Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic KennedySources at our website: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sources Join us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast 2022 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202213 minutes, 51 seconds
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Still Unsolved: Donna Anthony Fisher

1986 - Cranston, Rhode Island. December 5th, 1986 was a normal day for 18-year-old Bobby Fisher. It wasn’t until his neighbor pulled up at his work with an alarming message that his world was turned upside down: there was something wrong with his mother, Donna. Donna Anthony Fisher had been found unconscious from what appeared to be a medical event in her bedroom in Cranston, Rhode Island. A few days later on her 39th birthday, Donna passed away. But things took a turn when an autopsy revealed that Donna’s cause of death wasn’t an aneurysm like everyone thought, it was strangulation. Donna had been murdered. No charges has ever been made in Donna’s case, but that doesn’t mean it’s collecting dust. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Hear Donna’s story told through her son, Bobby, and walk through the case from the eyes of an investigator with the current detective, Robert Santagata. If there’s one thing they both want, it’s for this case to be solved.  If you have any information about the murder of Donna Fisher, please contact the Cranson RI Police Dept at (401) 942-2211. It’s MST’s birthday! Help celebrate by leaving a review and sharing on social media! Left a review? Grab your free sticker! Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here This episode is sponsored by Better Help: Go to BetterHelp.com/SHETOLD for 10% off your first month of therapy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202248 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Brutal Murders of Champa and Anita Patel

1996 - Windsor, Connecticut. On March 21st, 1996, 32-year-old Anita Patel stopped by her mother, Champaben Patel’s home, to drop off her toddler while she took her 4-year-old daughter to school. She had no idea that just behind the doors of the home, was a man attacking her mother. Anita yelled her daughter to take her brother and run. When police arrived to the Patel home, they walked into one of the worst crime scenes they’d ever encountered. Both Champa and Anita had been killed; tortured and set on fire. This was a brutal and awful crime. The Patel family sought comfort in one another in the immediate aftermath, mourning the loss of these two important women. But as time went on, the cracks in the family dynamic began to show, and they started questioning if somebody close knew more than they were letting on, asking themselves one important question: What if the killer was right there with them in the room? There is currently a $50k being offered in this case. If you have any information about the murders of Champaben and Anita Patel, please contact the Connecticut Cold Case Unit’s tip line at 860-548-0606, or email a tip to [email protected] Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/25/202256 minutes, 41 seconds
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Important Announcement

An important update from Kristen! Please listen to the full announcement to be in the loop. PS: If you got this announcement yesterday, sorry! We switched over to a new host and this was a casualty, so I had to upload it again. I wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to hear it. Thank you for your patience! Discover more at murdershetold.com Follow on instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/20225 minutes, 5 seconds
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Justice for Steve & Wendy Reid: The Capture of Logan Clegg

2022 - Concord, New Hampshire. Stephen & Djeswende "Wendy" Reid were ready to slow down and enjoy their golden years together. After impressive, lifelong careers as humanitarians serving those in need all over the world, they finally retired to Steve’s hometown of Concord, New Hampshire. On the afternoon of April 18th, 2022, the day after Easter, Steve and Wendy went for a walk on a trail system called Broken Ground Trails near their apartment complex. They never made it home. On the trail, they were shot to death in cold blood by a stranger; shaking up everyone in New England. Who would shoot such wonderful people? For 6 months it seemed like the police didn’t have many leads. A composite sketch had been released, but Steve and Wendy barely made the news anymore, despite the brazen nature of the crime…. Until October 13th, 2022, when the Concord police announced their previously unnamed person-of-interest had been apprehended for unrelated crimes in Vermont. His name was Logan Clegg, and this announcement came seemingly out-of-the-blue. A few days later, Logan was officially charged with two counts of murder. How did the police come to connect Logan to the crime scene?  The answer is complicated… and it came just in time, because Logan had a one way ticket out of the country in just 2 days… This is everything you need to know about the current investigation into the murders of Steve and Wendy Reid, and the charges against Logan Clegg Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202251 minutes, 50 seconds
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A Nightmare Before Halloween, Part Two

Happy Halloween! This week I'm bringing you a special spooky episode in collaboration with 31 other podcasts. You'll hear true crime, paranormal, and other creepy stories just in time for the Halloween weekend. Each host brings their own nerve-wracking story to the circle. It’s an extra special, two part, five-hour, Halloween event, but before hitting play you might want to ask yourself… can you really handle this much murder and mayhem? So, pull up to the fire and brace yourself for A Nightmare Before Halloween. Thank you to Shane from Foul Play: Crime Series for organizing this episode. Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: In this part 2 episode:  - True Crime Island [https://tinyurl.com/y6kk2npj] - Based on a True Story [https://tinyurl.com/37axzn5z] - The Asian Madness Podcast [https://tinyurl.com/yckkxbjn] - Sistas Who Kill [https://linktr.ee/Sistas.Who.Kill.Podcast] - Hometown History [https://link.chtbl.com/hometownhistory] - Coffee and Cases [https://linktr.ee/coffeeandcases] - Military Murder [https://tinyurl.com/yc5fxjyh] - Dystopian Simulation Radio [https://tinyurl.com/khpw786w] - Cults, Crimes & Cabernet [https://linktr.ee/cultscrimesandcabernet] - Morbidology [https://tinyurl.com/mshyvxyt] - Dark Pountine [https://tinyurl.com/ycydanm9]  - Hillbilly Horror Stories [https://tinyurl.com/567vxrkz]  - True Consequences [https://tinyurl.com/39fpfv3h]  - Gone Cold [https://tinyurl.com/ytzxudt8] - Crime Stories with Nancy Grace & Crime Online [https://tinyurl.com/3dxp47wf] - True Crime IRL & True Crime Sleep Stories [https://tinyurl.com/ykzwmnxr] In the previous part 1 episode: - Foul Play: Crime Series [https://link.chtbl.com/foulplay] - Murder She Told [https://tinyurl.com/55473exk] - Crime Salad [https://tinyurl.com/4pbtdtpc]  - Crimelines [https://linktr.ee/crimelines] - Frightful [https://link.chtbl.com/frightful] - Reverie True Crime [https://linktr.ee/paigeelmore] - Rotten to the Core [https://link.chtbl.com/Rotten] - The Trail Went Cold [https://tinyurl.com/2zydj3y] - Once Upon A Crime [https://www.truecrimepodcast.com] - Criminology [https://tinyurl.com/yvuu9u8d] - The Peripheral & Generation Why [https://link.chtbl.com/ThePeripheral] - Live, Laugh, Larceny [https://linktr.ee/Live.Laugh.Larceny.Podcast] - The Hidden Staircase [https://link.chtbl.com/TheHiddenStaircase] - True Crime Cases with Lanie & It's Haunted...What Now? [https://linktr.ee/LanieHobbs] - Obscura: A True Crime Podcast & Disaster [https://link.chtbl.com/obscura] Detailed sources for Murder, She Told can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/20222 hours, 27 minutes, 23 seconds
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A Nightmare Before Halloween, Part One

Happy Halloween! This week I'm bringing you a special spooky episode in collaboration with 31 other podcasts. You'll hear true crime, paranormal, and other creepy stories just in time for the Halloween weekend. Each host brings their own nerve-wracking story to the circle. It’s an extra special, two part, five-hour, Halloween event, but before hitting play you might want to ask yourself… can you really handle this much murder and mayhem? So, pull up to the fire and brace yourself for A Nightmare Before Halloween. Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: In this Part 1 Episode:  - Foul Play: Crime Series [https://link.chtbl.com/foulplay] - Murder She Told [https://tinyurl.com/55473exk] - Crime Salad [https://tinyurl.com/4pbtdtpc]  - Crimelines [https://linktr.ee/crimelines] - Frightful [https://link.chtbl.com/frightful] - Reverie True Crime [https://linktr.ee/paigeelmore] - Rotten to the Core [https://link.chtbl.com/Rotten] - The Trail Went Cold [https://tinyurl.com/2zydj3y] - Once Upon A Crime [https://www.truecrimepodcast.com] - Criminology [https://tinyurl.com/yvuu9u8d] - The Peripheral & Generation Why [https://link.chtbl.com/ThePeripheral] - Live, Laugh, Larceny [https://linktr.ee/Live.Laugh.Larceny.Podcast] - The Hidden Staircase [https://link.chtbl.com/TheHiddenStaircase] - True Crime Cases with Lanie & It's Haunted...What Now? [https://linktr.ee/LanieHobbs] - Obscura: A True Crime Podcast & Disaster [https://link.chtbl.com/obscura] In the next Part 2 Episode:  - True Crime Island [https://tinyurl.com/y6kk2npj] - Based on a True Story [https://tinyurl.com/37axzn5z] - The Asian Madness Podcast [https://tinyurl.com/yckkxbjn] - Sistas Who Kill [https://linktr.ee/Sistas.Who.Kill.Podcast] - Hometown History [https://link.chtbl.com/hometownhistory] - Coffee and Cases [https://linktr.ee/coffeeandcases] - Military Murder [https://tinyurl.com/yc5fxjyh] - Dystopian Simulation Radio [https://tinyurl.com/khpw786w] - Cults, Crimes & Cabernet [https://linktr.ee/cultscrimesandcabernet] - Morbidology [https://tinyurl.com/mshyvxyt] - Dark Pountine [https://tinyurl.com/ycydanm9]  - Hillbilly Horror Stories [https://tinyurl.com/567vxrkz]  - True Consequences [https://tinyurl.com/39fpfv3h]  - Gone Cold [https://tinyurl.com/ytzxudt8] - Crime Stories with Nancy Grace & Crime Online [https://tinyurl.com/3dxp47wf] - True Crime IRL & True Crime Sleep Stories [https://tinyurl.com/ykzwmnxr] Detailed sources for Murder, She Told can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/20222 hours, 30 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Horrifying Murder of Alzada Pauline Young

1940 - Rockland, Maine. It was Halloween night, and 16-year-old Alzada Pauline Young wanted to go out. Her younger siblings were trick-or-treating, and on their way to a party. Why was she being punished?  In the height of an argument, she drew a knife in a threat against her step-father, John Phelps, who was the only thing standing in her way. In what he claimed was self defense, he hurled the closet weapon at her—a hammer—killing her instantly.  What happened next, was one of the most heinous and horrifying attempts at a cover up in Maine history.  John cut up her body under the cover of darkness, disposed of each part in burlap bags, and made sure all trace of Pauline was removed… The teenager did have a habit of staying away from home. He’ll just tell her mother she ran off to get married…  But little did he know, somebody had been listening. Neighbors were growing suspicious, and his secret would only stay buried for so long. Was this a terrible and tragic accident? Or a man who killed his wife’s daughter in a homicidal rage because he wanted her gone? Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202236 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Incredible Life of Tot Harriman, Part Two

2001 - League City, Texas. When Tot Harriman arrived in the US after the fall of Saigon, Vietnam in 1975, nobody knew the lasting impact she would go on to have in greater Portland area in ME. With a big smile, hard work, and great food to share, she helped cultivate the Vietnamese community in Maine that stands strong today. When Tot was 57, she decided to move to Texas to be closer to her children. But in July of 2001 when she was going to look at homes, both Tot and her car vanished without a trace on Highway 35 between Houston and her destination of Corpus Christi. Her son, Chien Si fought tooth and nail to keep his mom’s case in spotlight— to make people care… but without clues pointing to an answer, the attention on Tot’s case tapered off, and the trail eventually went cold. To this day, her case remains unsolved.  Some think her case is connected to the Texas Killing Fields, others think she may have gone off the road, or been abducted. Her family just wants to know the truth about what happened to their mom. This is part two of Tot Tran Harriman’s story. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here If you have any information on Tot’s disappearance, I encourage you to contact the League City PD at (281) 332-2566. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/202242 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Incredible Life of Tot Harriman, Part One

2001 - League City, Texas. In 2001, 57-year-old Tot Harriman vanished into thin air while on the road in Texas between Houston and Corpus Christi. Her son, Chien Si fought tooth and nail to keep his mom’s case in spotlight— to make people care… but without clues pointing to an answer, the attention on Tot’s case tapered off, and the trail eventually went cold. 21 years later, the answer to what actually happened to Tot remains just as murky. But Tot had an incredible life, and a bright legacy that still shines today through her family, the communities she helped build… and it’s a story that deserves to be heard.  To understand where Tot was in life at the moment she vanished, you have to understand her journey to get there. This is a story of survival, love, and the strength of the human spirit.  This is part one of Tot Tran Harriman’s story. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202232 minutes, 53 seconds
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Surviving the Connecticut River Valley Killer: Jane Boroski tells her story

1988 - West Swanzey, New Hampshire. On a hot summer night in 1988, 22-year-old Jane Boroski, who was 7-months pregnant, stopped at a convenience store on her way home from a fair, when she was attacked by an unknown assailant who stabbed her 27 times and left her for dead. Miraculously, Jane survived... and so did her baby. In the 1980’s, a serial killer was preying on women in the area surrounding the Connecticut River Valley in New Hampshire and Vermont. To this day, the identity of the killer is still unconfirmed, and remains one of New England’s most prolific unsolved cases. There are 7 known victims connected to the Connecticut River Valley Killer, and one survivor—who believes that without a doubt, she almost became his 8th.  But there is so much more to Jane Boroski than the night she was attacked, and 34-years later, she's ready to open up about it. This is Jane's story... in her own words. For more info on the victims of the Connecticut River Valley Killer and for a list of resources, visit murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Hear more of Jane's story on her podcast, Invisible Tears. Submit a tip to the NH Cold Case Unit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202249 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Unexplained Death of Shawn O'Brien, Part Two

2006 - Cranston, Rhode Island. The case was doomed from the start. In July of 2006, when paramedics arrived at the apartment of 34-year-old Shawn O'Brien, they believed it was for a medical emergency. It wasn't until after he passed away—and the police consulted with the medical examiner—that they realized the magnitude of his injuries were not consistent with what allegedly happened: a fall from a seizure. His cause of death was blunt force trauma. By the time police got a search warrant, it had been 4 days and the crime scene was contaminated. What's worse, the medical examiner didn't have a clear story from police about how his injuries occurred, and ruled the manner of death as undetermined, beginning an uphill battle with the police (to investigate as a homicide) that continues to this day. 16 years later, the family is still asking themselves the same questions they did in 2006, and pushing even harder for the answers. His only daughter, Natalia St. Louis, remains determined to find out the truth about what happened to her father... and won't stop until she does. This is part two of the unexplained death of Shawn O'Brien. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here If you have any information about the death of Shawn O’Brien, I encourage you to contact the Cranston Police Dept at (401) 942-2211. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/202231 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Unexplained Death of Shawn O'Brien, Part One

2006 - Cranston, Rhode Island. Shawn O’Brien was the life of the party. Despite the trouble that he'd occasionally get into, he had the luck of the Irish, and would often emerge unscathed... until one hot summer night in 2006, when everything changed... Paramedics arrived to his basement apartment on a call for a seizure, something Shawn occasionally suffered from. According to accounts, he had been seizing for over an hour, making this a life threatening situation that ultimately took his life. But things just didn't add up, and questions swirled around the circumstances of Shawn's death. If Shawn died from a seizure, why was the medical examiner saying that his death was caused by blunt force trauma? And why won't the police rule it a homicide? 16 years later, his daughter, Natalia St. Louis has set out to fulfill a promise she made to herself as a girl: to find out the truth about what happened to her father. This is part one of the unexplained death of Shawn O'Brien. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here If you have any information about the death of Shawn O’Brien, I encourage you to contact the Cranston Police Dept at (401) 942-2211. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/202242 minutes, 20 seconds
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Who Killed Gail Miles?

2011 - Roxbury, Massachusetts. In December of 2011, 61-year-old Gail Miles was brutally murdered in her own home in Roxbury, Massachusetts. As Boston Police work to track down her killer, they realize that Gail is one of their own: a former officer for the nearby Watertown Police Dept, and that her time there was most remembered by the feathers she ruffled by standing up against harassment in the workplace. Gail was also supposed to meet a landlord the night of her murder, and was getting impatient that he had taken all day to show up… Her friends and family believe Gail knew her killer. She wouldn't open her door to just anyone… but over a decade later, police are still trying to answer the same question: who killed Gail Miles? If you have any information about the murder of Gail Miles, please call Boston Police Crimestoppers at 1800-494-TIPS. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/202234 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Unsolved Murder of Susan Hannah

1992 - Limington, Maine. Susan Hannah was a free spirit. Her family recalls her “ditty-bopping” in and out of the three different homes on Snow Road in Scarborough that they occupied. She was always out and about at the beach and in nature. She loved to feed the birds in her backyard, and they would even land on her outstretched arm, unafraid. Susan disappeared on the evening of Saturday, April 18th, 1992 and her family knew right away that something was wrong. Police turned their eyes toward her husband, Jon Hannah, against whom she had recently secured a restraining order. 18 months later, her body was discovered in a rural part of Maine, an hour west of where she lived. Once the police ruled it a homicide, the hunt was on to find her killer. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here If you have any information about the murder of Susan Hannah, I urge you to contact the Maine State Police at (207) 657-5710 or leave a tip. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/202243 minutes, 13 seconds
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Revisited: The Life and Death of Amy Lynn Drake

2006 - Skowhegan, ME. Amy Drake was only 18-years-old when her body was found by hunters in 2006 in the woods of Norridgewock, Maine, just a few miles from the Skowhegan town line. She’d been missing for a little over a month. Since then, there have been few answers as to what happened to Amy, and her case, although still open 15 years later, sits on a list of 100+ other cold cases in the state of Maine. But this story isn't about a murder. It’s about friendship, nostalgia, and legacy. The things that were, and a butterfly effect of the things that could have been. This is a revisit of the life and death of Amy Lynn Drake. Kristen is out with Covid this week, and picks one of her personal favorite episodes with a new intro and a newly recorded original song to revisit this week. This episode originally aired December 2020. Submit a tip at Maine Major Crimes Unit Central If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, it’s not too late to get help. Call 1-800-662-HELP or visit findtreatment.gov for additional resources. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202226 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Kidnapping of Jesus de la Cruz

1996 - Lynn, Massachusetts. On the evening of September 28th, 1996, a man with a dog approached 6-year-old Jesus de la Cruz with the enticing offer of a shiny bike for him to play with. Jesus' bike had been broken, so he followed the man up the street and toward a park, excited about his new toy. He was never seen again. The man was later identified as Robert Levesque, but he claimed to have no knowledge about Jesus. On paper, he looks like the perfect suspect. But as the investigative layers begin to peel back and additional suspects emerge, detectives are left baffled with more questions than answers in a desperate race against time. The disappearance of Jesus de la Cruz remains one of New England's most haunting mysteries. It’s also every parent's worst nightmare: a total stranger abducting your child in broad daylight. If you have any information about the kidnapping of Jesus, I urge you to call the Lynn Police Dept at 781-595-2000. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202247 minutes, 4 seconds
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Harry Kirby, Part Two: His Other Crimes

1925 - Winthrop, Maine. Harry Kirby didn't resist arrest. He was finally apprehended while on the run for the brutal murder of Aida Hayward and the attempted murder of Emma Townes, who had survived his gunshots and lay recovering in a hospital bed. But Harry's past was finally starting to catch up with him, and as people close to him are interviewed for the robberies and other crimes he was also accused of, a darker past began to unravel, revealing other victims he'd left in his wake. Could Harry Kirby be the key to solving other murders in New England and beyond? This is part two of the Harry Kirby Story, the murder of Lillian White and the tragedy in Winthrop. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/202249 minutes, 49 seconds
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Harry Kirby, Part One: The Killer Amongst Them

1925 - Winthrop, Maine. By the time firefighters made it to the blaze on Lake Maranacook in Winthrop, ME, the fire had consumed the once beautiful Hayward cottage. Nearby, 60-year-old Emma Townes crawled on the forest bed, escaping the home; she was in bad shape, but she was alive. Neighbors were horrified to learn that Emma hadn't just escaped the flames; she was shot by a mystery man who tried to kill her before setting the cottage on fire—and when he left, he had taken her niece, Aida Hayward with him. The news that there was a killer on the loose and a beloved young woman to rescue spread like wildfire, and launched one of the biggest searches in Maine state history. Everyone in town stopped to pitch in and help in the search for Aida, hoping she would turn up safe... everyone, including the killer himself. This is part one of the Harry Kirby Story, and the tragedy in Winthrop. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202248 minutes, 27 seconds
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You're Invited! A Special Announcement for Reeves Johnson's Case

You're invited! A special update and announcement for two live events happening in June with Murder, She Told and the Kittery Police Dept for the 1983 Kittery, ME missing persons case of Reeves Johnson. Check out details for both events here and RSVP. Facebook event link for June 4th event. If you can't make it and want to support, all donations through June 18th will go towards costs for both events. Find that here. Listen to and share the original episode on Reeves here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/20227 minutes, 13 seconds
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NH Serial Killer: Sheila LaBarre, Part Three

2006 - Epping, New Hampshire. Just as Sheila LaBarre's impending murder trial in March of 2008 was approaching, Sheila's legal team dropped a bombshell: Sheila had admitted to killing both Kenneth Countie and Michael DeLoge (despite the fact the state hadn't charged her with Michael's death), but declared she was "not guilty by reason of insanity"—that Sheila believed she was an avenging angel put on this earth with a mission to take out the bad guys. The families of Kenneth and Michael were aghast at the possibility Sheila might be able to escape responsibility for their loved ones' deaths, meanwhile, the media dug into Sheila's history... unearthing a horrifying record of domestic violence, and the survivors who lived to tell their accounts on the stand. Was Sheila LaBarre in fact legally insane? And are there other victims we don't know about? This is part three (of three) of the Sheila LaBarre case. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Read: Wicked Intentions by Kevin Flynn about the Sheila LaBarre case Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/202238 minutes, 38 seconds
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NH Serial Killer: Sheila LaBarre, Part Two

2006 - Epping, New Hampshire. Sheila LaBarre was on the run. While only wanted for questioning in the disappearance of Kenneth Countie, Sheila didn't want to take a chance; she dyed her hair bright red and tried to skip town with a fresh wad of cash. But while Sheila was hopping from hotel to hotel, investigators were tearing apart the secrets that lay between the walls of the historic farmhouse. With multiple burn pits, and tons of evidence collected at the scene that doesn't quite match up, police are starting to wonder if maybe Kenneth isn't the only victim of Sheila LaBarre... could they have a serial killer on their hands? This is part two (of three) of the Sheila LaBarre case. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Read: Wicked Intentions by Kevin Flynn about the Sheila LaBarre case Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/202237 minutes, 21 seconds
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NH Serial Killer: Sheila LaBarre, Part One

2006 - Epping, New Hampshire. When Epping Police Sergeant Shawn Gallagher received a wellness check concerning 24-year-old Kenneth Countie that sent him to Sheila LaBarre's estate, he figured it would be 'yet another encounter with Sheila', who was infamous around town for her behavior with men. This wasn't the first time he'd gone to her farm. But a few weeks later, he received another call... this time reporting Kenneth as missing. But Kenneth wouldn't just leave on his own, and when police return to the farm, they start putting together the pieces of the unimaginable horror of what really happened inside the walls of the old farmhouse... and set out to catch a cold-blooded killer on the loose. This is part one of the Sheila LaBarre case. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Read: Wicked Intentions by Kevin Flynn about the Sheila LaBarre case Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202237 minutes, 23 seconds
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Kimberly Sue Morse Knew Her Killer

2000 - Providence, Rhode Island. Kimberly Morse was the life of the party. She loved to entertain and make people laugh and smile, and she had a wide circle of friends and family who adored her. A true extrovert, Kim could make friends with just about anyone. This makes it so much harder to accept what happened to her. In January of 2000, somebody was in Kim's home, waiting in the dark for her to get back from work. Somebody who knew she worked late nights. Kim was murdered in her own kitchen. Her body wasn't discovered until 15 hours later when firefighters responded to a fire at the apartment, unaware of the horror waiting inside. But as the mystery unravels, the potential suspect list continues to grow, and one thing remains clear to police: Kimberly Morse knew the man who killed her. Kim had so many people who loved her. People who are still waiting for the day the man who stole Kim's life is in handcuffs. Four of them can be heard in this episode. This is the life and unsolved homicide of Kim Morse. If you have any information about the murder of Kim Morse, please contact the North Providence Police Department at (401) 231-4533. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/202239 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Maine Cold Case of Raynald Levesque

1994 - Madison, Maine. At 55, Raynald Levesque was living the American dream he set out to achieve: he had a beautiful family, a community who loved him, and a successful local business he enjoyed. A proud French-Canadian, Ray was looking forward to traveling in his retirement, and meeting his future grandchildren... but Ray would never see those golden years. One morning in April of 1994, he was shot by an unknown man in his own home in Madison, Maine. The intruder stole cash and left Ray for dead. When he was discovered hours later, it was too late. For the past 28-years, Ray's case has quietly sat on the Maine State Unsolved Homicide list. Little progress has been made since the initial investigation.  But Ray's daughter, Julia, still holds onto faith that somebody has the key. She reached out to me to tell her dad's story, hoping somebody out there can help bring her family the long-awaited answers they deserve. If you have any information about the murder of Ray Levesque, please contact the Maine State Major Crimes Unit Central at (207) 624-7143 or leave a tip. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202242 minutes, 46 seconds
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New England's Most Wanted: John William McGrath

1962 - Newport, New Hampshire. John William McGrath was a brilliant teenager. He was accepted to Dartmouth University and was starring in the school play. He came from a loving home and had a good future... but on a chilly night in March of 1962, just shy of his 18th birthday, John took his father's beloved rifle, killed his little brothers, and waited in the dark for his parents to return home to give them the same fate. How could such a bright young man murder his family in cold blood? John was found unfit to stand trial, and was committed indefinitely to the New Hampshire State Hospital where for the next decade, he was a star patient... until an ordinary Tuesday night in August 1974 when he simply walked away, and never returned. This is the story of Francis, Willena, Peter, and Charles McGrath, whose lives were tragically cut short by somebody they loved, and the search New Hampshire's longest fugitive who took their lives, John William McGrath. If you have any information about the whereabouts of John William McGrath, I encourage you to contact the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force at (603) 225-1646. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202238 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Disappearance of Lynne Schulze

1971 - Middlebury, Vermont. For 18-year-old Lynne Schulze, 1971 was an exciting time. She was coming-of-age during a time of great change in America, and leaving her hometown in Connecticut to go to a quaint New England liberal arts school, Middlebury College. But three months after her freedom as a young adult begins, something went wrong. Lynne missed an important exam; one she'd been studying for. That same day, she was spotted near a bus station in town, but left all of her belongings at home. At the time, it was easy to cast missing young people as counter-culture runaways, moving off the grid in the nearby mountains. But Lynne was responsible, and her family insisted she wouldn't just leave without telling them... but she just vanished, leaving behind little for police to go on... within months, Lynne's case sadly went cold. Until 2015, when an infamous millionaire named Robert Durst is arrested for murder, and this 44-year-old, small-town missing person case is thrust into the national spotlight. Is Robert Durst the key to solving this mystery? If you have any information about the 1971 disappearance of Lynne Schulze, please contact Thomas Hanley at the Middlebury Police Dept at (802)-388-3191. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/202246 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Case of Paula Roberts: Philip Willoughby

1983. Augusta, Maine. Part 2 - After David Willoughby was acquitted of the brutal abduction and murder of 21-year-old Paula Roberts, the public was furious. How could such a flagrant misstep of justice happen? Two people were responsible for Paula's murder. How did David get away? But the public wouldn't have to wait long, because right after David's acquittal came another trial: David's 21-year-old step-brother, Philip Willoughby. Neither men took responsibility for the crime. Philip insisted it was David—that the jury let the real killer walk free. With fingers pointing in every direction and criminal contempt charges coming down on uncooperative witnesses, will the jury find anyone guilty of murder at the center of this circus? Will Paula Roberts family get justice? This is part two of the story of Paula Roberts, and one of the most sensational murder trials in Maine's history. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202233 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Case of Paula Roberts: David Willoughby

1983. Augusta, Maine. Part 1 - In December of 1983, all of central Maine was pitching in efforts to help search for a young woman who was abducted during a robbery at a local ice cream shop—21-year-old UMF student, Paula Roberts. A month later, when the city editor of the Kennebec Journal showed up to work, the call of a lifetime was waiting for him: a man who had a first hand account of what happened to Paula... and who had killed her. The catch? He wanted to remain anonymous. But the KJ told him that in order to print the story, he needed to show them where Paula's body was located. The following day, the anonymous tipster was arrested: 26-year-old David Willoughby. But David insisted he was innocent. It was his step-brother, Phillip, who killed her. Not him. But there's a lot of circumstantial evidence against him... will the jury find him innocent? This is part one of the story of Paula Roberts, and one of the most sensational murder trials in Maine's history. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202243 minutes, 25 seconds
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Justice Served: The Murder of Dorothea Burke

Stockton Springs, Maine. 1984. On February 11th, 2022, Kirt Damon Sr, stood before a judge at the Waldo County Courthouse facing charges for the 1984 murder of Dorothea Burke. After celebrating her 63rd birthday at her favorite local dive bar, Dorothea Burke went missing. Five days later, her body was found on the side of the road. She'd been bludgeoned to death. Dot's case sat on the Maine Cold Case list for almost 4 decades waiting for this moment her killer would finally be brought to justice. Her case is the most recent success for the Maine State Police Unsolved Homicide Unit, and stands as hope to other families still awaiting their day in court. This is an important update episode, and the story of the road to justice in the case of Dorothea Burke. Check out the original episode on Dorothea's case. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202221 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Mysterious Death of Brandon Embry, Part Three

2019 - Asheboro, North Carolina. (part 3) As Sarah continues to dig into the circumstances surrounding her son's mysterious death, a common denominator keeps popping up around the times when Brandon was sick: his mystery girlfriend, Cassandra. When Sarah connects with Cassandra's husband and ex, she learns that both men believed they too were being poisoned, and experienced eerily similar symptoms as her son. Brandon's case is closed. If Sarah isn't pushing for the answers she needs, who will? Through first hand experiences and interviews, this is the final part (of three) of the case of Brandon Embry. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202241 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Mysterious Death of Brandon Embry, Part Two

2019 - Asheboro, North Carolina. (part two) The medical examiner said that 33-year-old Brandon Embry died of pneumonia. His body was cut and bruised head-to-toe, and his face was covered with blood. His manner of death? Natural Causes. But nobody can explain the injuries on Brandon, not even the medical examiner. Could he really have done all of this to himself? While the police were conducting their investigation, Brandon's mother, Sarah, was conducting her own. And at the center of it? A woman named Cassandra who claims she was the love of Brandon's life. So why hadn't Sarah heard of her? The more Sarah digs, the more bizarre things become.... and she can't help but wonder if Cassandra is connected. This is part two (of three) of the case of Brandon Embry. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202239 minutes, 1 second
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The Mysterious Death of Brandon Embry, Part One

2019 - Asheboro, North Carolina. (part one) When police responded to a wellness check at Brandon Embry's apartment, they were not expecting what they saw inside. The apartment was a complete disaster: trash and belongings strewn about, water and blood everywhere, and the 33-year-old veteran lying on the floor, nude and unconscious. His entire body was bruised and beaten. He made it to the hospital before he passed away. The police ultimately closed this case: they say it was an accident and his injuries were self-inflicted. But the details, crime scene, and circumstances simply don't add up, and his mother, Sarah, has devoted her life to finding the answers to what happened to her son. For this episode of Murder, She Told, we go "away" to North Carolina for a story that has a surprising connection to New England. This is part one of the case of Brandon Embry. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202241 minutes, 11 seconds
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Harmony Montgomery: Everything We Know

2019 - Manchester, NH On December 31st, 2021, as the world was getting ready to ring in the new year, Manchester, NH Police Chief Allen Aldenberg went to the media with an alarming press release: a 7-year-old girl named Harmony Montgomery was missing, and she hadn't been seen in 2 years. At the time, she was living with her father, Adam Montgomery, who had custody. But Adam claimed that he dropped Harmony off at her mother's in November 2019, and Crystal Sorey (her mom) claims that she hadn't actually seen Harmony since a FaceTime call in April of 2019. So where is Harmony Montgomery? This case is breaking right now, and the urgency to find this little girl is felt by everyone around the world joining in the fight to bring Harmony home. This is everything you need to know about the Harmony Montgomery case. If you have any relevant information to the investigation of Harmony Montgomery, please call the Manchester Police Dept tip line at (603) 203-6060. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202233 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Brutal Death of Berengera Caswell

1849 - Saco, Maine. In April of 1850, as the sun shone on Woodbury Brook in Saco, Maine, a boy made a grisly discovery: the body of a young woman tied to a board. It was soon determined that the woman, known as Mary Bean, was killed during a botched abortion from the local botanic doctor, James Smith. During the course of the trial, it was revealed that Mary Bean was actually Berengera Caswell, a 21-year-old Canadian factory worker who was trying to make a life for herself in New England. The murder of Mary Bean was written into a fictional, salacious true crime novella, warning young women against the dangers of promiscuity and the inevitable demise of working mill girls. For years, the death of Berengera Caswell remained buried under the moral parable of her infamous pseudonym... until 2007, when the true identity of Mary Bean was unearthed for the modern era. This episode discusses and describes abortion in the historical context of the 1850's. Please listen with care. Read The Murder of Mary Bean Book Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Detailed sources can be found at murdershetold.com. Support the show here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202251 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ayla Reynolds: Ten Years Later, part 2

2011 - Waterville, Maine. Ayla Reynolds' mother just wanted answers for her little girl. In December of 2011, her disappearance sparked a national media storm, catapulting Trista Reynolds and her missing wispy blonde-haired toddler into the white hot spotlight. The police declared that they believed 20-month-old Ayla was a victim of foul play, adding that the people who were with her that night—including her father, Justin DiPietro—were not being truthful. In January of 2013, police showed Trista the evidence they'd found all throughout the home... Ayla's blood. Trista believed more than ever her daughter had been murdered, so she took matters in her own hands to put the pressure on, letting the world know what happened to little Ayla in the DiPietro home that cold December night: she revealed the blood evidence to the public. The disappearance of little Ayla Bell Reynolds is the largest criminal investigation in Maine State History, and as of 2021, the case remains without justice. This is the latest information on the Ayla Reynolds case. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Ayla's Go-Fund Me Campaign Leave a tip with the Maine Unsolved Homicide Unit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/202131 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ayla Reynolds: Ten Years Later, part 1

2011 - Waterville, Maine. Ayla Reynolds was just shy of 2-years-old when her father, Justin DiPietro, called 911 on the morning of December 17th, 2011 in Waterville, Maine to report her missing. His story was that she'd been abducted from her crib in the middle of the night by an unknown intruder while the three adults in the house were sleeping. Ayla Reynolds never came back home. Ayla's disappearance sparked a national media storm, catapulting a grieving mother into the spotlight. Trista Reynolds, who wasn't there the night her daughter went missing, believed she wasn't getting the full story from Ayla's father. Eventually police believed it too, and announced this was no longer the search for missing child... but rather, foul play. What is Justin DiPietro, Elisha DiPietro, and Courtney Roberts hiding? The search for Ayla Reynolds is the largest criminal investigation in Maine state history and to this day, her case remains unsolved. This past week marked a tragic anniversary for the little girl's disappearance. This is the latest information on the Ayla Reynolds case. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202147 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Case of Everett Delano: Solved After 53 Years

1966 -Andover, New Hampshire. In September of 1966, 45-year-old Everett Delano was shot in cold blood at the gas station in Andover, New Hampshire where he worked as an attendant. Everett was a husband, a father, and a veteran with so much life left to live, senselessly murdered in a random act of violence. As 1966 came to a close without an arrest, the family wondered if their case would be solved: There was no DNA, no suspects, and for decades, no prospects of being solved. But almost 5 decades later, one call set this case on the fast track for justice.... and investigators realize the killer had been sitting, waiting to be "matched" the entire time. Hear Everett's story with help from his son, Daryl, the strange circumstances of this case, and how this solved New England cold case beat the odds and now stands as a beacon of hope. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202141 minutes, 59 seconds
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MISSING: Where is Reeves K. Johnson III?

1983 - Kittery, Maine. Reeves Johnson has been missing since February 1983.  In the days following his disappearance, 31-year-old Reeves quit his job, drained his bank account past the last dollar, tried to sell his car, and cleaned out his cabin, leaving behind some curious items. But was it Reeves? His parents thought so… until they showed up at the post office, hoping to catch their son picking up his last paycheck and discovered a man—an unknown man—opening Reeves' mailbox and taking his mail... and his mother captured a mysterious photo that might just be the key to finding out what happened to her son. For this special edition episode, we are bringing you into the fold of an active Maine cold case investigation, and working with the Kittery Police Department and the family to try to find answers to a decades old mystery. This is everything we know about the disappearance of Reeves K. Johnson III. WE NEED YOUR HELP: We’re shaking the dust off this case file and trying to dig up any bit of information that can fill in the puzzle. Share this episode. Share the blog. Get Reeves name circulating. For key photos and calls to action, visit murdershetold.com Like the Reeves Johnson Facebook page Connect with Murder, She Told on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook. Support Murder, She Told here If you have any information to share, please contact Det. Brian Cummer at the Kittery Police Dept. at (207) 439-1638. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 15 seconds
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What Really Happened to Shane Cheetham?

2018 - Rome, Maine. In August of 2018 in Rome, Maine, Shane Cheetham confronted his wife about poisoning his dog, and in the heat of an argument (according to her), put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger. Later that evening, Shane passed away at a hospital in Portland, Maine. According to the people at the scene, this is an open and shut case of suicide. According to police reports, this case should be closed. But when you look at the details, and when you dig into the events of the evening, not everything adds up... and the family has questions. This is the story of Shane Cheetham, told through his sister, mother, and daughter. *This episode heavily discusses and describes topics of suicide. Please listen with care. If you're currently struggling, help is available. Please call the national suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255.* Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Discover more at murdershetold.com. Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202159 minutes, 33 seconds
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Halloween Special: Ghost Stories of Maine and New England

Happy Halloween! Here's a listener submitted treat for your final weekend of spooky season that includes stories about a grim reaper in Belgium, a retro ghostly hallucination, a man haunted by his ex, a woman who survived almost being murdered, ghosts at the UMO campus, and a creepy discovery in a University of Maine document from 1966 that might have a connection to a missing man from my hometown of Newport, Maine. Want a free Murder, She Told sticker? Click here for details. Connect with Murder, She Told on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook Discover more at murdershetold.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/202138 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Three Murder Trials of Nancy Fredette

1977 - Biddeford, Maine. By the time Nancy Fredette was able to get to the bedroom where shots rang out on the morning of May 26th, 1977, it was too late. The armed intruder had left through the back door, and her husband, Fred Fredette, lay dying on the bed in their Biddeford, Maine home. He passed away at the hospital later that night, and an investigation for his murder ensued. Weeks later, Nancy got a surprise when she herself was arrested for the murder of her husband. The state of Maine vs. Nancy Fredette is one of the most unique cases in Maine criminal history. There was not one, not two, but three trials before the jury found the final verdict largely based on wild circumstantial evidence. So is Nancy Fredette guilty of murder? What do you think? All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202145 minutes, 47 seconds
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Who Killed Alice Hawkes? Part Two

1987 - Westbrook, Maine. "We were doomed from the very start." In October 1987, 23-year-old Alice Ann Hawkes was brutally murdered in the safety of her own apartment in Westbrook, Maine. Alice's killer locked the door behind them, leaving her to die alone on the bathroom floor... and to this day, her case remains unsolved. Alice was bright and full of life. She had a special way of touching the lives of everyone around her. This shouldn't have happened. Join me along with Alice's sister and college friend, and hear what happened that day in October 1987, why this case is still unsolved 34 years later, and who might hold the key to solving Alice's murder. This is part two of the life and death of Alice Hawkes. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here If you know anything about the murder of Alice Hawkes, I urge you to leave a tip to the Maine State Police Unsolved Homicide Unit or call (207) 624-7076. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202149 minutes, 40 seconds
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Who Killed Alice Hawkes? Part One

1987 - Westbrook, Maine. In October 1987, 23-year-old Alice Ann Hawkes was brutally murdered in the safety of her own apartment in Westbrook, Maine. Alice's killer locked the door behind them, leaving her to die alone on the bathroom floor... and to this day, her case remains unsolved. But Alice Hawkes is so much more than a name on an unsolved homicide case list. Alice was a friend, and a sister, and had a way of leaving a lasting impact on everyone she met. Get to know Alice through her own voice, and through the memories of her sister and best friend from college in this two-part special. This is part one of the life and death of Alice Hawkes. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook Have a story that needs to be told? Submit it to [email protected] If you know anything about the murder of Alice Hawkes, I urge you to leave a tip to the Maine State Police Unsolved Homicide Unit or call (207) 624-7076. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202143 minutes, 2 seconds
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When Teenager Sandra Knowlton Killed Officer Paul Simard

1958 - Lewiston, Maine. In July of 1958, ten police officers in Lewiston, Maine found themselves in a 30-minute standoff with an armed shooter in the woods just off a road in nearby Sabattus. Trying to de-escalate the situation, Police Officer Paul J. Simard stepped forward, talking with the shooter to drop their weapon. But the shooter didn't back down. And a shot rang out, hitting Officer Simard and killing him. When the standoff finally came to a head, the shooter agreed to surrender... and out from the behind a bush stepped the deadly shooter... a 14-year-old girl named Sandra Knowlton. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202129 minutes, 3 seconds
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Cape Breton Three: The Boys on the Tracks

1970 - Smyrna Mills, Maine. In the early morning hours of July 10th, 1970, a freight train struck and killed three Canadians boys on the Bangor and Aroostook Railway Line in the wilderness of Smyrna Mils, Maine. Within hours, the Sheriff determined the incident was a tragic accident—that they were sleeping on the train tracks, for reasons that can't be explained—and completely dismissed the possibility of foul play. But not everything seems to add up, and 50 years after the mysterious incident, the family, friends, and community of Sydney, Cape Breton in Nova Scotia are asking the questions their community didn't ask in 1970, and reviving this tragic story that's seemingly been lost with time. This is the story of the Cape Breton Three—Kenny Novak, Terry Burt, And David Burrows. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/202147 minutes, 17 seconds
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Trish Haynes: Tragedy in Rural New Hampshire

2018 - Grafton, New Hampshire. The family of a New Hampshire missing person, Trish Haynes, was asked to keep a large secret. 25-year-old Trish was no longer missing. They'd found her... months ago. But New Hampshire police wanted them to keep this under wraps. They weren't allowed to tell anyone their beloved Trishie's remains had been found. To the public, she was still a missing person... Six months later, Trish's Great Aunt Valorie had had enough, and she went public to the media that Trish had not only been murdered, she'd been dismembered and dumped in the pond while her killers still walked free. When the family started peeling back the layers of Trish's final days, they quickly realized the people responsible may be closer to home than they thought, hiding in plain sight. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Have a story that needs to be told? Submit it to [email protected] If you know anything about the murder of Trish Haynes, I urge you to contact the New Hampshire State Police at 603-223-4381. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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Searching For Answers: The Murder of Robert Joyal, Part Two

1998 - Portland, Maine. On the night of April 4th, 1998, 18-year-old Robert Joyal was stabbed to death in front of 50 people in the Denny's parking lot in Portland, Maine. A month after the murder the police made an arrest... but over the course of the next two years, the state's case would slowly unravel, leaving a potential killer to walk free. How is a case that had up to 100 potential witnesses still unsolved to this day? Dive into the investigation, what went wrong, and why this case, despite having anywhere between 40 and 100 witnesses, still isn't solved. Hear Rob's story told through his brother, Marc, in the conclusion of this two part special on the life and death of Robert Joyal and a family's 20-year search for answers. If you know anything about the murder of Robert Joyal, I urge you to call the Portland Police Department's tip line at 207-874-8584. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/202155 minutes, 10 seconds
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Searching For Answers: The Murder of Robert Joyal, Part One

1998 - Portland, Maine. Moving to Maine in 1997 was supposed to be 18-year-old Robert Joyal's fresh start. But instead of becoming the football star he was in Texas, he found himself on the outside looking in, unable to carve a path in Gorham High School's social circles. When his rebellious behavior came to a head at home, it was agreed that he would move out while finishing his senior year. Another fresh start, and one where the family felt a sense of bittersweet hope. But that hope was short lived. That same night, before he even got a chance to unpack his car and sleep at his new apartment, Robert Joyal was stabbed to death in a Denny's parking lot in Portland, Maine. And to this day, despite the public thinking otherwise, his case remains unsolved. Hear Rob's story told through his brother, Marc in this two part special on the life and death of Robert Joyal and a family's 20-year search for answers. If you know anything about the murder of Robert Joyal, I urge you to call the Portland Police Department's tip line at 207-874-8584. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/202153 minutes, 34 seconds
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Cold Case Arrest: The 1984 Murder of Dorothea Burke

1984 - Stockton Springs, Maine After celebrating her 63rd birthday at her favorite local dive bar and spending the day at a family wedding, Dorothea Burke went missing. Five days later, her body was found on the side on a country back road—she's been a victim of blunt force trauma. For years her case sat on Maine's unsolved homicide list with no updates to family or media. And then in September of 2020, Maine State Police announced an arrest had been made: 57-year-old Kirt Damon Sr, a guest and local man who had been at the wedding that night. I went to the Waldo County Courthouse to dig through public files for this case and learn what I could, which surprisingly, was a lot. This is everything publicly available (and not yet released by the news) on the upcoming trial of Kirt Damon Sr. for the murder of Dorothea Burke. UPDATE: Check out the follow up episode on this case released in February 2022. Detailed sources and photos can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/202126 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Bizarre and Unexplained Death on Rattlesnake Hill

1936 - Mount Wantastiquet, New Hampshire. In May of 1936 firefighters responded to a fire on top of Mount Wantastiquet in New Hampshire, right across the river from Brattleboro, Vermont. The next day, when sifting through the rubble for the source of the fire, they made a horrifying discovery: The broken and burned body of a woman, blunt force trauma to the back of her head, with a gun and an oil can laying nearby. As police unraveled the mystery to find her identity, they learned of a Grace Hurley who had visited hotels in the NH and VT area. Even more bizarre, Grace Hurley was actually a woman named Elizabeth Freel from Massachusetts, and Grace Hurley had purchased the very oil that had killed her. What happened to Elizabeth Freel on Rattlesnake Hill? Tune in and hear a tale of bizarre history that's been lost to time, and left investigators in a stalemate over what happened. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/202144 minutes, 5 seconds
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How Marc Karun Got Away With Murder For 33 Years

1986 - Norwalk, Connecticut. When Kathleen Marie Flynn left for school the morning of September 23rd, 1986 in Norwalk, Connecticut it was just a normal day. But when 3:30 rolled around and punctual Kathleen still wasn't home from school, her mother started panicking. Later that night Kathleen's body is found in the woods. She'd been killed on her way home from school. Police quickly add 23-year-old Marc Karun to their suspect list based on a violent assault he'd committed earlier that year. There were similarities between that case and Kathleen's murder, but police don't have enough evidence to charge him. But this is the 1980's, and DNA evidence is decades away from what we know today. So Marc Karun walked a free man, terrorizing women in the Norwalk community, and spending short stints in jail... until 2013, when Marc Karun moved to a tiny town in the middle of central Maine and made his presence loud and clear... This is a story of a monster who lived amongst us. The story of innocence stolen, and the story of the rise of DNA evidence and the long, winding road to justice. If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual violence or assault and need support, help is available. Reach out to the Rape Abuse incest National Network support hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or visit rainn.org for more information. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook. Support the show here Have a personal story about Marc Karen? Send it to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/202155 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Double Arson Murders of Lorna Brackett & Vincent White

1991 - Waterville, Maine. In November of 1991, police in Waterville, Maine arrived on the scene of a suspicious fire that was ablaze at a home in the middle of town. After the fire was controlled, two bodies were found inside, charred beyond recognition. They were later identified as 25-year-old Lorna Labbe Brackett, and 46-year-old Maynard Vincent White. Tests to the house confirmed that accelerants were present, and the deaths were ruled a homicide. Rumors start flying about their deaths possibly being linked to cocaine trafficking, and despite over 400 interviews for the case, nobody has been brought to justice for Lorna and Vincent's senseless deaths. This is the story of Lorna Brackett and Vincent White. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here If you have any information about the murders of Lorna Brackett and Vincent White, please contact Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit Central at (207) 624-7143 or leave a tip. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/202124 minutes, 49 seconds
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Was Krystal Lee Higgins Murdered?

2004 - Downeast, Maine. When 17-year-old Krystal Lee Higgins went missing after a night with friends in 2004, the entire Downeast, Maine community rallied together to search for her. But the search came to a devastating end when Krystal's car was found in the river. Two days later, Krystal's body was found close to the same spot. The police ultimately ruled it an unfortunate accident, but for the past sixteen years, friends and family still have questions about what exactly happened that night. Was foul play involved? If it was an accident, why are there so many pieces of the puzzle that don't make sense? Then, in 2015, this closed case took a dark turn... A mysterious letter surfaced, pointing to an unnamed killer, and saying that Krystal's death wasn't an accident... Krystal Higgins was murdered. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/202140 minutes, 37 seconds
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Curtis Pishon Vanished Without a Trace

2000 - Seabrook, New Hampshire. In 2000, while working the Fourth of July graveyard shift as a security guard in Seabrook, New Hampshire, Curtis Pishon disappeared without a trace. Earlier that evening Curtis's car has been mysteriously set on fire, and though the insurance company later ruled it an arson, it is still unknown who set the fire, and why it was set. After that, Curtis disappeared. The Pishon family suspects foul play, and investigator Michael Gallagher does too. And though a person of interest has been named in Curtis's case, no charges have ever been made. Curtis Pishon is Seabrook's only missing persons case. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook Support the show here If you know anything about the murder of Curtis Pishon, I urge you to contact to the Seabrook NH Police Department. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/202142 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Tangled Mystery of Shirley McAvoy

1990 - Pittsfield, Maine. Shirley McAvoy had been missing for over a month when her estranged husband showed up to winterize her mobile home in Pittsfield, Maine in October of 1990. When he opened the door, he had no idea of the horrifying crime scene awaiting him inside. Shirley was last seen with a mystery man who called himself "Jerry", and the day she went missing, this mystery man was seen driving her red 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme alone. When Shirley's body is discovered, police know they have a murder on their hands, and a person of interest to find. Tune in to this tangled mystery of the murder of Shirley McAvoy, an unsolved case that travels all the way to the bottom of the eastern seaboard. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook Support the show here If you know anything about the murder of Shirley McAvoy, I urge you to leave a tip with the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit Central. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202130 minutes, 25 seconds
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Forever Fourteen: The Murder of Christopher Rines

1991 - Pittsfield, Maine. 14-year-old Christopher Rines wasn't a bad kid. He skipped school a lot and snuck out at night, but he wasn't a bad kid. In April of 1991, after a night out with friends gone wrong, Christopher disappeared. And the local police department in Pittsfield, Maine wrote him off as a teenage runaway. But the weeks passed with no sign of Christopher... until his jacket showed up in the water of Mill Pond in the center of town, and everyone begins fearing the worst. This month marks the 30th anniversary since Christopher's murder. His case still remains unsolved. If you know anything about the murder of Christopher Rines, I urge you to leave a tip to the Maine State Major Crimes Unit Central. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/202129 minutes, 50 seconds
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Horrid Murder! The James Purrington Family Massacre

1806 - Bowdoinham, Maine. On a hot July night in 1806, in a frontier town near Augusta, Maine (before the state had its name), Captain James Scales Purrington took an axe and a straight edge razor, and murdered his wife and 7 of their children before killing himself. This horrifying act shocked the town. What kind of man would slaughter his children? Did James Purrington have a psychotic break? Or was something more sinister happen? This is the story of the original family annihilator, James Purrington, and the Purrington family massacre. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook. Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/202140 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Unsolved Bangor House Murder of Effie MacDonald

1965 - Bangor, Maine. In March of 1965, 54-year-old Effie MacDonald went to her job as a chambermaid at the Bangor House Hotel, a prominent luxury hotel in downtown Bangor, Maine. At 1:15pm, she was seen speaking with a man in the hotel's corridor, and she wasn't seen again... until 2:45pm, when her body was found in a vacant 3rd floor room. She'd been strangled, beaten, and raped. Around this time, the Boston Strangler had been terrorizing Massachusetts with a string of unsolved murders. Could Effie be the victim of a copycat serial killer? To this day, Effie's case is one of Maine's oldest unsolved cases. Effie had no enemies. She lived a modest and quiet life. Who would brutally murder such a respectable Maine woman? This is the story of Effie Terrill MacDonald. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook. Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202136 minutes, 55 seconds
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Justice For Joyce McLain

1980 - East Millinocket, Maine. In 1980, 16-year-old Joyce McLain went out for a jog one hot summer day and never came back. Two days later, her body was behind her East Millinocket high school bludgeoned to death. Who would do this to such a well loved young woman? Over the years her mother fought like hell to keep this case in the interest of the public, and even successfully petitioned Unsolved Mysteries to cover it. But despite the national attention, Joyce's case sat unsolved for nearly four decades... until one day, a new team takes over the case and realizes the killer may be a lot closer to home than they thought. This is the story of one of Maine's longest homicide investigations and one of its most recently solved cold cases, the murder of Joyce McLain. SIGN DANIELLE'S PETITION Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook. Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/202147 minutes, 37 seconds
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Murder Mountain, Part Two: The Danielle Bertolini Investigation

2014 - Fortuna, California. In 2014, Danielle Bertolini went missing in Humboldt County, California. She was a childhood friend of mine from Maine, and her case has never been solved. But there is a person of interest... and Danielle isn't the only woman who was last seen alive with him. Joining me this week is Detective Brian Taylor of the Fortuna Police Department to talk about his involvement on the case, and The Murder Squad's Billy Jensen, who wrote about Danielle in his book, Chase Darkness With Me. (July 2022 update: Please note this episode was recorded and released over a year prior to any allegations about Jensen coming to light. While I work on making updated edits, this episode will remain as originally recorded and edited because some of the insight is still important to moving the case forward.) This is Murder Moutain, Part Two: The Danielle Bertolini Investigation. SIGN THE PETITION – I am asking the Humboldt County DA to prioritize this case. You can help us make this happen. Please listen to Danielle's story and share this petition.  Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook. Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/202136 minutes
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Murder Mountain, Part One: The Danielle Bertolini Story

2014 - Fortuna, California. In 2014, a childhood friend of mine from Maine went missing in Fortuna, California. Her name is Danielle Bertolini, and she’s one of the Humboldt County Missing Five. One year later, her skull was found at the mouth of a river. Her killer hasn't yet been brought to justice. For years I felt her family’s pain through updates online, and when I asked Billie Jo if she would want to talk to me about Danielle, she agreed. We sat down at my dining room table and had a surprisingly intimate and heartbreaking conversation. This is the story of Danielle Bertolini, and her mother, Billie Jo’s fight for justice. SIGN THE PETITION – We are asking the Humboldt County DA to prioritize this case. You can help us make this happen. Please listen to her story and share this petition. change.org/danielleandsheila Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/202158 minutes, 35 seconds
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Solving Murder with Special Guest Sheila Wysocki

1984 - Dallas, Texas. In 1984, Angela Samota was brutally murdered in her home in Dallas, Texas, and for over twenty years her case remained unsolved... until Sheila Wysocki took action and solved the case. This week Murder, She Told welcomes a very special guest, Sheila Wysocki, to the show to talk about the journey to justice on her best friend's cold case, what it's like as a female private investigator in a world that's dominated by men, DNA test kits, and what made her keep going after solving Angie's case. Special thanks to Sheila Wysocki for participating in this interview. Check out her podcast, Without Warning. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook. Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202138 minutes, 15 seconds
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Somebody Knows What Happened to Angel 'Tony' Torres

1999 - Biddeford, Maine. In March of 1999, the talk of the town in the Saco, Maine area was who killed 15-year-old Ashley Ouellette. And one day, while watching a news segment on her murder, Angel Torres, who went by Tony, said to his parents that he knew who killed her in a way his father later said left no room for doubt. Two months later, while attending a party in Biddeford, Tony Torres disappeared... and hasn't been seen for almost 22 years. Was Tony Torres silenced so a killer could continue to walk free? This is the story of disappearance of Angel Antonio Torres. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook. Support the show here If you have any information about the murder of Angel Torres, please leave a tip with the Maine Major Crimes Unit South. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202127 minutes, 5 seconds
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Somebody Knows Who Murdered Ashley Ouellette

1999 - Scarborough, Maine. Ashley Erin Ouellette was murdered. Her body was still warm when a passerby discovered her—perfectly placed in the middle of the road on a cold February night in Scarborough, Maine. “We turned around and there was this girl lying face down in the road. She was blue, and she had blood around her mouth. My initial thought was somebody had been hit by a car. But she was just placed so perfectly. Her hands were right by her side, legs straight, toes pointing down.” Ashley was only 15 and had her whole life ahead of her. Today, over 2 decades later, police are still trying to answer the one question that could crack this case wide open: what happened between the hours of 12:30 and 4:00am on February 10th, 1999? This is the unsolved murder of Ashley Erin Ouellette. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook. Support the show here If you have any information about the murder of Ashley Ouellette, please leave a tip with the Maine Major Crimes Unit South. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202138 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Forty Year Search For Laureen Rahn

1980- Manchester, New Hampshire. The hallway was unusually dark as Judith Rahn stepped inside her apartment building in Manchester, New Hampshire. It was around 1am, and she was returning home to her 14-year-old daughter, Laureen, after a night out. Immediately, she knew something was wrong. Laureen wasn’t home. In fact, the young teen had just... vanished. Little did Judith know, she was about to be thrust into an agonizing journey of unexplained phone calls, and rumors of cults, pornography, and sex hotlines to find her missing daughter—a journey that would span over 40 years and counting. This is the bizarre 1980 disappearance of Lauren Rahn, and a mother's endless quest for answers. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook. Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202140 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Poisoning of Monique Brochu

1966 - Biddeford, Maine. When Armand Brochu served his wife, Monique, a vodka cocktail one November night at their home in Biddeford, Maine in 1966, he had no idea that just a few days later she would be dead. The autopsy showed she’d died of methyl alcohol poisoning, a liquid chemical similar to the alcohol we drink, except deadly. What was methyl doing in Monique’s system? But somebody saw more than they should. Armand’s 12-year-old daughter, Nancy. And Nancy decides to go to the Police to tell them what she saw. Less than three hours later, Armand Brochu is placed under arrest for the murder of his wife Did Armand Brochu murder his wife? You decide. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202131 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sidewalk Slaying in Bangor: Who Shot Peter Bassett?

1988 - Bangor, Maine. When Peter J. Bassett stepped outside of Judy’s Bar and Grill to get some air, he had no idea that this would be his last moment. Within minutes, an unknown person pulled the trigger on a gun, shooting and killing Peter in cold blood in the middle of downtown Bangor, Maine on a Saturday night. Who would shoot this man? And how could somebody get away with something like this? Surely there were witnesses... Surely the family had answers... But they don’t. And this 1988 unlisted Maine cold case remains open and unsolved, and a killer remains on the loose.  This episode highlights some of the music and culture of the Passamaquoddy People, an Indigenous tribe of Maine. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook. Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/202133 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mind of a Killer: Thayne Ormsby, Part Two

2011 - Amity, Maine. Thayne Ormsby sat the police station in Dover, New Hampshire to answer more questions to help them catch a killer. Two weeks prior to this moment, somebody brutally stabbed a father, his best friend, and his young son in Amity, Maine. But Thayne secretly knew this killer was never going to get caught. He knew this... because he was killer. Is Thayne Ormsby a cold-blooded killer? or is he criminally insane? Using police interviews and original affidavits, Murder, She Told dives deep inside the mind of multiple murderer to try and answer the biggest question that still lingers: why? This is Part Two of Mind of a Killer: Thayne Ormsby. Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/202137 minutes, 24 seconds
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Mind of a Killer: Thayne Ormsby, Part One

2010 - Amity, Maine. In 2010, the small town of Amity, Maine was rocked after a triple homicide took the lives of Jeff Ryan, his best friend, Jason Dehahn, and his young son, Jesse. The search for the killer brought police to 20-year-old Thayne Ormsby, a smooth talking drifter who had just moved into town. But why would he murder three innocent people with no apparent motive? Is Thayne Ormsby a cold blooded killer? Or is he clinically insane? Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/202139 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Life and Death of Amy Lynn Drake

2006 - Skowhegan, Maine. Amy Drake was only 18-years-old when her body was found by hunters in 2006 in the woods of Norridgewock, Maine, just a few miles from the Skowhegan town line. She’d been missing for a little over a month. Since then, there have been few answers as to what happened to Amy, and her case, although still open 14-years later, sits on a list of 100+ other cold cases in the state of Maine. But this story isn't about a murder. It’s about friendship. And nostalgia. And legacy. The things that were, and a butterfly effect of the things that could have been. Special thanks to Jason Dickerson for sharing his personal stories for this episode. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, it’s not too late to get help. Call the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Hotline at 1-800-662-HELP or visit findtreatment.gov for additional resources. If you have any information on the murder of Amy Drake, please reach out to to the Maine Major Crimes Unit Central at (207)624-7076 x9 or leave a tip. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/29/202023 minutes, 51 seconds
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Murder on I-95: What Happened to Pamela Webb?

1989 - I-95 South, Biddeford, Maine. 32-year-old Pamela J. Webb’s blue Chevy pickup truck was found abandoned with flat tires along the interstate in Biddeford, Maine, in July of 1989, her dog inside and signs of a struggle nearby. Almost three weeks later, her body was found over 100 miles away in the woods of Franconia, New Hampshire, and the medical examiner declared her cause of death “unspecified violent homicide.”  To this day, Maine State Police are still searching for answers to this baffling cold case mystery, trying to fill in a fuzzy timeline that will answer the question: What happened to Pamela Webb? Detailed sources can be found on murdershetold.com Connect on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast Support the show here Hear Jane Boroski's survival story in her own words here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/202030 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Deadly Web of Maine Serial Killer James Hicks, Part One

1982 - Etna, Maine. In 1982 in Newport, Maine, Jerilyn Towers goes to the local bar for a drink... and never comes back. When Newport Police Chief Jim Ricker, goes to question the man last seen with her, he quickly realizes that Jerilyn may not be the only person who was last seen with this man, and that they both might not actually be missing... This is the story of James Hicks, the serial killer next door that you've never heard of, and the most sensational trial in Maine State history. Special thanks to Police Chief Jim Ricker for sharing his first hand account. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect on instagram @MurderSheToldPodcast Have a story that needs to be told or want to say hi? Submit your story to [email protected] Support Murder, She Told here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202040 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Deadly Web of Maine Serial Killer James Hicks, Part Two

1996 - Brewer, Maine. In 1996, Lynn Willette, a maintenance worker in Brewer, Maine went missing... her boyfriend? Convicted murderer James Hicks. Police can't pin him down for the crime, so he flees the state in search of a normal life. But the underlying rage of a dangerous man can’t stay quiet for long, and a nightmare was about to be unleashed on a sleepy Texas town. This is the story of James Hicks, the serial killer next door that you've never heard of, and the three innocent women who got tangled up in a web they couldn't escape. Special thanks to Police Chief Jim Ricker for sharing his first hand account. All sources for this episode can be found on murdershetold.com. Connect with Murder, She Told on instagram @MurderSheToldPodcast for key photos from this episode and more. Submit your story to [email protected] Support Murder, She Told here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202046 minutes, 36 seconds
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Murder, She Told: Maine and New England True Crime Stories

Maine and New England true crime. This is Murder, She Told: True crime cases from the state of Maine and New England, and unsolved murders from small town, USA. Murder, She Told uses detailed storytelling with an investigative twist, connecting with the friends, family, and investigators close to the case These are the true crime stories your hometown doesn’t want to talk about. These are the cold cases you’ve probably never heard of before. Listen now and join me, Kristen Seavey, as we explore the stories from the dark underbelly of the “safest places in America”. Learn more at murdershetold.com Connect with Murder, She Told on Instagram @murdershetoldpodcast and on Facebook Support the show here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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