Case Files with Kat and Ashley

Case Files with Kat and Ashley

Each week we discuss what's new in our lives, we discuss craft beers from around the world, read listeners' answers to our Questions of the Week and do deep dives into stories involving true crime, unsolved mysteries, disappearances, paranormal, aliens and so much more! Exploring the dark side of humanity...with beer!!

Episodes

June 23, 2022 53 min

In this week's episode, Ashley discusses the 2015 disappearance of 19 year old Katelin Akens who was last seen by her ex-stepfather. He was supposed to drop her off at the airport but she never made it there. His stories are full of holes, yet as we all know -- no body, no crime. Tune in and listen to how this story unfolds. Katelin's family is still looking for her to this day. If you have any information that can help the...

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In this week's episode Kat tells us all about Ivan Milat, more famously known as Australia's Backpacker Murderer! She discusses his upbringing, his murders and how he finally got caught! Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity.

References:

  • https://www.amazon.com/Crime-Investigation-Australia/dp/B07K81Q9ZC - Season 1 Episode 4
  • 60 Minutes Australia on Ivan Milat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MkG5HHroCE
  • https://en...
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    In this week's episode Ashley talks about the Emily Morgan Hotel, voted in 2015 as one of the top three most haunted hotels in the US by USA Today. She goes floor by floor and tells us all about the different smells, sights and more! Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity.

    Resources:

    https://www.emilymorganhotel.com/about/building-history/emily-morgan-haunted-hotel-history

    https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/11985...

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    In the season 5 opening episode Kat takes us through Harold Camping's teachings and his end of the world predictions, the aftermath and what is happening currently. Be sure to tune in and join us as we explore the dark side of humanity!

    References:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Camping 
  • Apocalypse Later: Harold Camping vs The End of the World - https://youtu.be/90PoifWjopo
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Radio
  • https://w...
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    This week Ashley discusses Debby and Mark Constantino, paranormal rockstars. They were EVP experts for Ghost Adventures and were well respected in the paranormal community but behind closed doors, they were a very unhappy, toxic couple. Their murder-suicide shocked everyone they had worked with. Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity!

    Resources:

    https://meaww.com/ghost-adventures-screaming-room-zak-bagans-in-tears-recalling...

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    April 21, 2022 63 min

    Israel Keyes was an American serial killer, bank robber, burglar, arsonist, kidnapper, rapist, and necrophile who murdered a minimum of three victims. Kat is doing a deep dive into his story in this two parter episode. Part 2 will be released next week. Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity!

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    In this week's episode Ashley discusses Katherine Knight, the first woman in Australia to be sentenced to life without parole. She was a violent and toxic woman who's reign of terror ended after she skinned, cooked and ate her spouse. Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity! 

    Resources:

    1.       https://allthatsinteresting.com/katherine-knight

    2.       https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10241673/Katherine-Knight-...

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    In this week's episode we recap our adventures on the Haunted Tavern Pop Up event at the haunted Ashton Villa in Galveston then Kat goes tells us all about the history of the ghosts that reside there! Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity.

    References: 

  • https://www.myplainview.com/opinion/editorials/article/Behind-the-walls-of-Texas-first-mansion-8388049.php
  • http://www.galvestonghost.com/storiesashton.html
  • https://en.wikip...
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    In this week's episode we cover Daniel LaPlante. LaPlante was a troubled teenage boy that began with petty theft and quickly escalated to stalking, tormenting and eventually murder. Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity.

    Resources:

    https://www.grunge.com/369653/the-truth-about-murderer-daniel-laplantes-childhood/

    https://www.mamamia.com.au/daniel-laplante/

    https://casocriminal.org/en/weird-cases/daniel-laplante-the-man-wh...

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    In this week's episode Kat covers the murder of 17 year old Mackenzie Cowell. This was a story suggested by one of our listeners and it is incredibly infuriating how little justice was truly served in this case. Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity. 

    References:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Mackenzie_Cowell
  • https://www.thedailybeast.com/mackenzie-cowell-and-the-beauty-school-murder
  • https://www.wenatcheeworld.c...
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    In this week's episode Ashley discusses the unsolved case of Brandy Hanna, a 32 year old waitress from Charleston, SC. Her ex lover did admit to lying 16 years later but was never charged. To this day Brandy Hanna is still missing.
    Also! We recorded in person for the first time in like 2 years. Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity!

    Reference:
    1.       https://disappearedblog.com/brandy-hanna/

    2.       https://charleypr...

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    In this episode we cover a list from 2016 of 10 creepy and bizarre Valentine's Day mysteries-- and we give updates on the ones that have since been solved or have updates. Also we celebrate the 3 year anniversary of our podcast!

    Resources:

  • https://listverse.com/2016/02/14/10-creepy-valentines-day-mysteries-that-are-still-unsolved/
  • https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-serrin-solved-20181113-story.html
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    February 3, 2022 53 min

    In this episode Ashley discusses the abduction of 9 year old Katie Beers by a family friend. She was already suffering abuse at home prior to this abduction, so unfortunately, this was not an unfamiliar situation to her. Katie not only saved herself but went on to become such a powerful, positive person in this world. Her story is truly inspiring even if the events that led up to are horrifying.

    Resources:

    1.       https://www.distra...

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    January 27, 2022 68 min

    This week Kat tells all about the interesting history of the Ouija Board!! How it was originally used, how it became popular (and why it became popular) and how to properly use it and so much more!! Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity!

    Resources:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouija#:~:text=Businessman%20Elijah%20Bond%20had%20the,patent%20was%2010%20February%201891.
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patience_Worth
  • https://ww...
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    January 20, 2022 68 min

    In this episode Ashley discusses all things tarot! She discusses the history of tarot cards, how to pick a deck, how to prepare the deck, types of questions you can ask at a reading and even does an on air reading for Kat.

    *Note from Ashley: this may come as a shock but I'm not a professional

    Resources:

  •  https://mymodernmet.com/history-of-tarot-cards/
  •  https://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/in-season/2016/tarot
  •  https://joshuashawnmichaelh...
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    January 13, 2022 53 min

    In this week's episode Kat discusses the 44 days of Hell that Junko Furuta went through before being murdered. Junko was a 17 year old Japanese female who was kidnapped and tortured by four teenage boys she knew.

    TW: Episode involves extreme physical assault and sexual abuse.

    If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse or has been through a sexual assault-- you are not alone! You can contact us and we will help you find hel...

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    In this week's episode Ashley discusses a lesser known serial killer- John Robinson. He was known as the first internet serial killer amongst many other things(master manipulator, embezzler, thief, kidnapper to name a few)! He is currently serving a death sentence in Kansas. Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity!

    References:
    1.
    https://abcnews.go.com/US/15-years-uncle-john-learned-serial-killer-murdered/story?id=
    659...

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    In this week's episode Kat does a deep dive into the very frustrating case surrounding the murders of teenage best friends, Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman. The lack of follow through by the law enforcement will have you absolutely disgusted. If not for Lauria's mom, this case may never have been solved. Tune in and join us as we explore the dark side of humanity! 

    References: 

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders_of_Lauria_...
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