Forensic Tales

Forensic Tales

Not all stories have happy endings... A true crime podcast with a forensic twist. Each episode features real, horrific, bone-chilling stories to satisfy your inner forensic science itch. From fingerprinting to criminal profiling to familial DNA, we got every investigative angle covered.

Episodes

February 26, 2024 39 mins
#217 - When 36-year-old computer programmer Lisa Valdez was found dead inside her upscale San Francisco apartment, the police immediately suspected she was killed by someone she knew. But even after the police collected DNA samples from all of her male friends and family members, they were no closer to making an arrest, and the case eventually turned cold. Can new DNA testing be used to help track down a killer? Support My Work If...
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#216 - The brutal murder of a 94-year-old woman inside her home completely shocked a California community for years. The police were left without many answers as to who could be responsible for such a terrible crime until they found the clue they needed in the form of DNA. Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive rating with a review. You can also tell your family and f...
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February 12, 2024 43 mins
#215 - In 1992, 24-year-old Lisa Ziegert was kidnapped from the gift shop where she worked in the sleepy town of Agawam, Massachusetts. Over the next several years, law enforcement worked tirelessly to identify and capture her attacker. Can important forensic evidence eventually lead investigators to their suspect? Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive rating with a ...
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February 5, 2024 43 mins
#214 - Marcellus Williams was charged and convicted of murdering a St. Louis woman inside her home in August 1998. Despite zero forensic evidence linking him to the brutal murder, he sits on death row today. Is Marcellus Williams a cold-blooded killer? Or another wrongfully accused man like he and his attorneys claim? Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive rating with...
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January 29, 2024 35 mins
#213 - A young woman is assaulted while jogging in a popular trial in New Mexico, but law enforcement struggles to identify her attacker. Without any fresh leads in the case, the police turn to a new investigative tool - forensic genetic genealogy to hunt down a predator. Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive rating with a review. You can also tell your family and fr...
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January 22, 2024 41 mins
#212 - A famous British journalist was mysteriously gunned down on her very own front doorstep in April 1999, leaving many people to wonder if this infamous murder will ever be solved. Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive rating with a review. You can also tell your family and friends about Forensic Tales. Patreon - If you would like to get early AD-free access to n...
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January 15, 2024 52 mins
#211 - In April 1985, Nancy and Derek Haysom were found brutally murdered inside their home in Bedford County. Both became victims of unspeakable violence, leaving many people to question who could have been responsible. When the forensic evidence led investigators to their suspects, no one could believe who it was. Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive rating with a...
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January 8, 2024 40 mins
#210 - In August 1990, the Gainesville Ripper murdered five college students over the course of just four days. These murders would eventually inspire one of the most popular slasher movies, Scream. If it weren't for DNA testing, the true identity of the Gainesville Ripper might not have ever been uncovered. Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive rating with a review....
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January 1, 2024 38 mins
#209 - It’s the murder that Time magazine dubbed “one of the most infamous unsolved crimes in the entire world.” The 1947 murder of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short has become a staple in the true crime community. From the brutality of the murder itself. To the fact it’s still unsolved decades later. The Black Dhalia murder has been one of the biggest mysteries in modern history.  But even after all of these years, can Elizabeth’s murde...
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December 25, 2023 47 mins
#208 - A young teenager showed up at a stranger's doorstep, claiming to have been attacked by her ex-boyfriend. But the more the police investigated her claims, the more inconsistencies they found, especially when it came to what the forensic evidence said happened. Is Ezra McCandless an innocent victim or a cold-blooded killer? Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive ...
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December 18, 2023 47 mins
#207 - In October 2018, a 27-year-old production assistant mysteriously vanished while filming for a television show in Idaho. Before he disappeared, Terrence Woods Jr. had big dreams, but all those dreams were suddenly faulted when he inexplicably walked out scene. Since then, Terrence has never been seen or heard from again - Can forensic science help explain what really happened in those remote woods of Idaho that day? And will ...
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December 11, 2023 42 mins
#206 - A young pregnant mother was brutally gunned down inside her car while her toddler sat in the backseat. Was this a random attack, a freak accident, or something far more sinister? And can forensic science help solve the mystery of Brittany's death? Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive rating with a review. You can also tell your family and friends about Forens...
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December 4, 2023 44 mins
#205 - In May 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was shot to death outside a popular Los Angeles restaurant while sitting in her husband's car. After a lengthy criminal investigation by the LAPD, the police arrested her husband, famous Holly wood actor Robert Blake, for the crime. But was Robert Blake a guilty man? Or was the forensic evidence not strong enough to convict him? Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your...
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November 27, 2023 39 mins
#204 - Leonard Mack is arrested after two high school girls were assaulted as they walked home from school in New York in the 1970s. But could the police have the wrong guy and is forensic science able to finally prove his innocence? Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive rating with a review. You can also tell your family and friends about Forensic Tales. Patreon - I...
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November 20, 2023 40 mins
#203 - This is Part 2. A business owner from an upscale neighborhood of Orange County, California, is kidnapped in the middle of the night by three men. He's beaten and tortured before being driven to the middle of the desert to be left for dead. But he somehow managed to survive this savage attack, and one of Orange County's largest manhunts officially began. How can forensic science be used to capture these kidnappers? Support M...
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November 13, 2023 43 mins
#202 - A business owner from an upscale neighborhood of Orange County, California, is kidnapped in the middle of the night by three men. He's beaten and tortured before being driven to the middle of the desert to be left for dead. But he somehow managed to survive this savage attack, and one of Orange County's largest manhunts officially began. How can forensic science be used to capture these kidnappers? Support My Work If you lo...
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November 6, 2023 41 mins
#201- A U.K. tourist visits the popular city of Dubai, but trouble finds him, and he doesn't make it back home alive. What really happened to Lee Bradley Brown? And can forensic science help explain his mysterious death? Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive rating with a review. You can also tell your family and friends about Forensic Tales. Patreon - If you would l...
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October 30, 2023 37 mins
#200 - On Christmas Day in 2017, a snorkeler stumbled upon skeleton remains while exploring the ocean floor in Shallow Inlet near Sandy Point, Victoria, Australia. The snorkeler might not have known then, but his discovery would set into motion an investigation that would unravel a 95-year mystery. Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive rating with a review. You can a...
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October 23, 2023 43 mins
#199 - It’s a case that captured America’s attention almost two decades ago. 18-year-old Natalee Holloway went on a high school graduation trip to Aruba with a group of friends. But never returned home. Although a promising suspect was arrested just days after Natalee’s disappearance, her case remained unsolved for years. Until this week. On October 18th, the man who has long been considered the prime suspect in the case finally co...
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October 16, 2023 50 mins
#198 - Doctors at hospital in England become alarmed after several premature babies start dying in the neonatal unit leaving some to wonder if someone working at the hospital is to blame. Support My Work If you love the show, the easiest way to show your support is by leaving us a positive rating with a review. You can also tell your family and friends about Forensic Tales. Patreon - If you would like to get early AD-free access t...
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