Crossing the Line with M. William Phelps

Crossing the Line with M. William Phelps

Crossing the Line is a true crime podcast revealing cases of the missing and murdered, told start-to-finish each week. Using the campfire storytelling style that made Paper Ghosts a #1 hit on the charts, host M. William Phelps connects deeply with families touched by violent crime - he understands them, because he is one of them. Having gone through the murder of his own pregnant sister-in-law, Phelps brings not only his personal experience, but also 20-plus years of investigative journalism into the worlds of these stories. Follow and subscribe to Crossing the Line for a weekly dose of murder, mayhem and madness.

Episodes

November 29, 2022 42 min

It’s one of the only murder cases in Connecticut history that was tried without a body. And not because the body was buried and never found—but because there was very little left to find. A horrifying murder that shocked the world and inspired an Oscar-winning film.

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All murder stories are important. I want to bring special attention to this case by reposting it for this week of Thanksgiving because Kim Wall, the victim in this episode, gave so much of herself to everyone around her, her community, and the public. I want to honor her. I’ll be back next week with a brand new case—one you will not want to miss.

A renowned journalist is last seen boarding a homemade submarine with an eccentric inv...

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November 15, 2022 41 min

45-year-old Danielle Redlick seemed to have it all: a wealthy husband, a posh home, one of three luxury vehicles to drive. Money to do whatever she wanted. In 2019, however, all of that comes crashing down as her husband, 65-year-old Michael Redlick, is found stabbed and dead in the foyer of the couple's Florida home.

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Just six days after our episode aired, the Lady of the Dunes is identified as Ruth Marie Terry after the case went cold almost five decades ago. Now her husband, Guy Rockwell Muldavin, a possible serial killer, is connected to Ruth’s murder as well as several more unsolved cases. Phelps gives you the latest.

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November 1, 2022 39 min

In the tight-knit Connecticut town where she lived, everyone knew where to find 21-year-old Lucy Carman--on the front stoop, sitting and waving at passersby. Until one day, Lucy vanishes. A search ensues, a body is found -- but could the most likely suspect be innocent? 

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October 25, 2022 34 min

A woman's body is found mutilated in the dunes of Provincetown, Mass in 1974. Weeks earlier, Steven Spielberg had been nearby filming the horror classic JAWS. But decades later, can Stephen King's son, author Joe Hill, believe his eyes when he sees a nearly identical woman working as a background actor in the classic film?

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Phelps looks at a case that stands out in the annals of high-profile true-crime. But what is the actual story behind the trail of dead bodies Doomsday cult mom Lori Vallow has left in her wake? Phelps digs into the media frenzy to reveal the truth - and why the body count keeps growing, even after Vallow landed in jail.

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October 11, 2022 44 min

He was 27, a US citizen studying for his PhD in Australia, living with his partner. His body was found at the foot of cliffs at Manly’s North Head Beach, outside Sydney. Police were quick to dismiss his death as a suicide. However, Scott’s friends and family never believed it. Now, 34 years later, in May 2022, an arrest is made and his family begins to understand what happened. Yet, questions remain about what some say are over 100...

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Three young women go missing. Similarities between them point to a serial offender. Phelps reveals his exclusive "lost" interview tapes with serial murderer Larry Hall, the man depicted in the new Apple TV+ series 'Black Bird,' who could be responsible for dozens of young girl murders throughout the midwest and Deep South. Buckle up for the finale of this special two-part episode.

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Have you seen the Apple TV series 'Black Bird'? If so, you've not heard the killer in that series like you will in this special two-part episode. Here, three young women go missing. Similarities between them point to a serial offender. Phelps reveals his exclusive "lost" interview tapes with killer Larry Hall, depicted in the new Apple TV+ series 'Black Bird,' who could be responsible for dozens of y...

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September 20, 2022 37 min

In 1980, a Frances Carriere is found stabbed to death in her bathroom. The crime horrifies the small Massachusetts community where she was beloved. What seemed like an open-and-shut case instead goes cold, and 32 years pass before this incredible murder mystery is unraveled - and four people go down for the homicide. 

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September 13, 2022 53 min

A college student goes missing. CCTV captures a specific, rare car pulling up to her. Investigators get the suspect in for an interview. Phelps analyzes the interview, in which the suspect holds his own. But then there's a huge twist. The psychopath just cannot help himself and reveals the horrifying details behind the young woman's disappearance. 

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September 6, 2022 30 min

A young girl makes her way to school in a small Pennsylvania coal town. She never makes it. Fifty-eight years after she goes missing, an 18-year-old born 40 years after the crime solves one of the oldest, coldest cases in American history. 

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August 30, 2022 30 min

When a woman's body is found burned in her bed, police investigate. The search for her killer heats up after it's discovered that she has been brutally raped and bludgeoned with a hammer. 

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A Massachusetts military officer has a big secret. A woman is found strangled in her bathtub. Two children are missing. As the search begins, a colleague contacts Phelps to describe the horrifying series of events that lead them to a shocking discovery. His story is both courageous and harrowing. You won't hear this case told like this anywhere else.  

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August 16, 2022 53 min

Many have heard of the Slender Man case. Two 12-year-old girls decide to kill their friend, all in the name of a fictional character from the internet, called Slender Man. He's a tall, creepy-looking figure with long arms and legs - no face. But what really happened in the woods that day, when a young girl was stabbed 19 times? After new developments, Phelps digs into the interrogation tapes and sorts out the case.

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A dismembered torso, washed postmortem, is discovered near a gas station in 1994. A family searches for their brother for 20 years, never giving up hope. Are the two cases connected? Detectives use one of the oldest tools in their investigative arsenal to catch the killer.

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August 2, 2022 44 min

A mother loses custody of her kids to her violent and abusive ex. Did the government go one step further and effectively sanction her murder?

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July 26, 2022 34 min

Serial killer Vincent Groves claims to have killed dozens of people. But how high was his actual body count? Phelps is joined by Detective Steve Connor to reveal the answers.

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In Portland, Oregon, a beloved culinary teacher is found murdered inside his school's kitchen. Could his wife, a budding romance novelist, be guilty of his murder? 

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