Crime of the Truest Kind

Crime of the Truest Kind

Massachusetts and New England true crime stories and local history podcast - the things that happen here, victim and advocacy focused, with empathy for families involved. Created and hosted by Boston radio personality, Anngelle Wood (WFNX, WBCN, WZLX), each episode walks you through a local crime story and the people and places involved. Episodes are released every other Friday. Online at CrimeoftheTruestKind.com and everywhere you listen to podcasts. Support the show on Patreon: patreon.com/crimeofthetruestkind Follow @crimeofthetruestkind #massachusetts #newengland #truecrime #crime #society #storytelling #empathy #advocacy #crimestories #history #podcast #newenglandtruecrime #massachusettstruecrime

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May 10, 2024 79 mins

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A few things to remember: John O’Keefe is dead. His family hasn’t been able to properly mourn (nor has Karen Read) and this is a horrible place for a family to be.
There are kids involved. John O’Keefe was the guardian and main caregiver to his niece and nephew that in no way asked for or deserved to be at the center of this nightmare. 

There is a lot of scrutiny surrounding the John O'Keefe murder...

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Episode 63 is a walk through the frenzy that is called "The Canton Cover-up" by some, others see it as a national spectacle.

Canton, the small town 20 miles outside Boston, is no stranger to tragedy. Over three decades ago, sweet, trusting 14-year-old Shawn Ouillette was lured into the woods, beaten, and left for dead. His 14-year-old schoolmate and eventual killer said no one would mis...

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Case Update: Beth Brodie's story.  Beth's killer is up for parole in May. 

CALL TO ACTION below....

I first shared Beth's story in the spring of 2021 in episode 16. I am from the small town of Groveland, Massachusetts, Beth and I went to the same school, walked those same halls. What happened to her stayed with me. I think of her every time I drive through my old hometown, about her family, an...

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Revisiting the story of Beth Brodie, Crime of the Hometown Kind, Groveland, Massachusetts, with Beth's brother, Sean Aylward. First released on May 5, 2021.

Sean, Beth's brother, and I plan a follow-up to get the status of her case this week.
Expect episode 62 soon.  

Her killer is up for parole! CALL TO ACTION below....


I first shared her story in the spring of 2...

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For the record, her name is Attiin (pronounced AhTeen) Rachmawati Shaw.
Uncover the unsettling case of Attiin Rachmawati Shaw, missing from Washburn, Maine. Dive into the mysteries and complexities in Episode 61.

This is a make good on our promise to cover Attiin's case after we first spoke about her at the live show on March 7 at Off Cabot in Beverly.  I didn't know much about her ...

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We mark the 60th episode of Crime of the Truest Kind with the Unsolved show recorded live at Faces Brewing in Malden. It's another long one! It's a live show afterall. 

UNSOLVED New England Crime Cases
Recorded live on Thursday, February 15 at Faces Brewing, Malden
With Emily Sweeney of the Boston Globe Cold Case Files (subscribe here)
We break down a number of New England ...

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This is the follow-up to the last two episodes. When I say "stranger than fiction" I mean it's so weird that you cannot make this shit up, yet lots of info shared online is just that, made up.

He's the boy in the walls. That's part of the story. But what is the story? Like most cases I research for the show, it's never what it appears on the surface. There is always ...

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Today is the 20th anniversary of Maura Murray's disappearance. In July, I spoke with Julie Murray, Maura's sister and dedicated advocate for her sister and the Murray family. Think of Maura and the Murray family today.

Julie launched a podcast this month - Media Pressure - about Maura and her case.
It is recommended listening. 
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This is about Massach...

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February 8, 2024 1 min

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Two opportunities to attend a Crime of the Truest Kind live show this winter.
Thursday, February 15 and Thursday, March 7

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These are the only two live shows until the summer (or fall maybe).

UNSOLVED New England Crime Cases on Feb 15 at Faces Brewing in Malden, Massachusetts, with guest Emily Sweeney of the Boston Globe

New England Crime St...

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This is a bizarre case, not only for what happened to a Massachusetts family in the privacy of their home, but also how their story was reshaped and retold by urban legend and lore.

This is the prequel: The Gustafson family story (EP 57) is far less known than that of the person responsible. That's part of the problem. Before Daniel LaPlante, a disturbed kid from Townsend, went on the run an...

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Crime of the Truest Kind is about New England crime stories and history. The Things that happen here. Crime is history and sometimes history is crime.

This episode contains descriptions of violent crime against women and children. Listen with care.

Episode 57📍Townsend, Massachusetts |
On December 1, 1987, Andrew Gustafson lost his entire family, his wife, two children, and the baby...

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Is Debra Melo in Taunton?

So many of you are interested in Debra's story. Debra Melo is missing. This year marks 24 years that she disappeared. This is an important story to tell.  She did not just leave. There was no reason to walk away from her family, her daughter, her son. This is part two of Debra’s story, with Steve Demoura, Debra's brother-in-law and dedicated advocate to get jus...

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With Steve Demoura, Debra's brother-in-law and dedicated advocate to get justice for Debra and her family.

In June 2000, Debra Melo was a young mother trying to navigate the end of the only relationship she knew. She'd gotten married at 16, had two kids, and found that life was very different by age 30. She was making her way out and finally taking steps to get away from the person who&...

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Crime is history and sometimes history is crime. One single event changed the course of history. In 1942, the world was in the throes of the Second World War. The Great Depression created a kind of desperation Americans hadn’t seen and men and boys were shipping out by the droves.

Two historic events intersected on Saturday, November 28, 1942, Holy Cross and Boston College played before 41,000 college footb...

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Chanelle Pickett and Rita Hester were murdered three years apart. Chantelle in 1995 in Watertown, Mass, and Rita Hester in 1998 in Allston. Both were brutal crimes. Neither of them got justice. The attitudes and the language around gay and transgender lifestyles were very different back then. How the media covered violence against transgender people was cruel, if they covered them all. As a result of the m...

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[Bonus] This episode is about gun violence, mental health, mass murder, a terrorized community, and trauma. Listen with care. In episode 52, we go to Lewiston, Maine where a local man known to the community opened fire on two businesses in the largest mass casualty event in Maine’s history that left 18 dead, 13 injured and an entire region at a loss.


In the second part of this episode, I s...

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+Episode 51: Breanne Pennington, Migdalia Perez, Kathleen Daneault, Patricia Joyce & The Dark History of Murder In Gardner, Massachusetts

This is a true crime, local history, and storytelling podcast. I write about crimes, I set the scene, connect story themes, I talk about things that happened here, in Massachusetts and New England. 

This episode deals with gun violence, mental health, murder-...

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This is a true crime, local history, and storytelling podcast. I write about crimes, I set the scene, connect story themes, I talk about the things that happen here, in Massachusetts and New England. 

This episode is about sexuality, consent, sexual violence, murder, and defending a loved one’s privacy in death. Listen with care.

Episode 50, Lizzi Marriott: A Life So Bright, Dover, New Hampshire

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EP 49 | Shawn Drumgold, Roxbury, Massachusetts: The Sonoma Street Alibi
Part two of the Tiffany Moore murder case. In August 1988, Tiffany Moore was shot three times in what police would call a rival gang turf war on Humboldt Ave in Roxbury. The streets were not safe, Tiffany's own mother sent her away to keep...

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Season Three. In episode 48, we head to the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury where, in the summer of 1988, the murder of 12-year-old Darlene Tiffany Moore in the area known as the H-Block (named for the streets: Humboldt, Homestead, Harold, Harrishof, and Holworthy) had a major impact on the city. She was an innocent girl with a life full of promise and just two days away from returning to her new hometown o...

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