The Dark Divide

The Dark Divide

A true-crime podcast that takes a seat, dangles its legs over the edge and stares into the abyss.

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February 19, 2024 2 mins

On a carefree night in July 2012, sixteen-year-old Skylar Neese would sneak out after curfew for a summer joyride. But unlike her friends, Rachel Shoaf and Shelia Eddy, she didn't make it home that night. Months of searching without leads left the community feeling as if they would never have answers about where Skylar was or what happened to her. And then, out of nowhere, they would get a shocking confession.

 

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February 27th, 2016 was a normal Saturday for 16-year-old Delaine Copenace. But somehow, a trip to the mall with her sister and friends would end in a search party for the missing girl. The heartbreaking result of discovering her body in the Lake of the Woods would solve nothing, but instead, only further compound the dark history and lack of solution in Kenora, Ontario. Still propelled for a need of reconciliation and unity, her f...

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On a chilly December morning in 1977, Mary Elizabeth Stuart packed up her two young children for a busy day of errands in nearby Eureka, California. But Mary and her daughters would never make it home. It's been 46 years since that mysterious day and as the case grows cold, it leaves behind only more burning questions and a smokescreen of distraction and deceit. Sometimes, no matter what point you start from, it always leads you ri...

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December 1, 2023 124 mins

Philip Markoff appeared to have it all: a shiny academic record, a beautiful fiancé and a successful medical career in the making. But beneath the exterior of his perfect life was a hidden thirst for power, a greedy sense of entitlement and a financial debt that left him feeling desperate. Using Craigslist to meet women and steal his way back to freedom, Philip would eventually end up with blood on his hands. And while the Boston H...

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Summer 2014 would mark the beginning of blitz attacks in Moscow, Russia. For months bodies would be discovered in secluded areas, away from security cameras and witnesses. Authorities feared they had a serial killer on the loose as the murder count continued to grow. Eventually a survivor and strange suspect would come into focus, giving police their first lead. But how exactly do you hunt a ghost in the night? And would the police...

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October 30, 2023 65 mins

The night of July 27, 2021 had been just like any other for Katie Janness. She stopped in to visit her girlfriend at work while walking their dog Bowie, intending to see her back at home when she finished. But shortly after, the two would enter Piedmont Park and never exit. Over two years later, the FBI and Atlanta Police are still searching for leads to solve a murder that has baffled not only Georgia, but the entire country. What...

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Nobody could understand who would ever want to hurt Philip Inhofer, a kind and quiet veteran living in Sacramento after retirement to civilian life. But on the night of March 7th 1991, his son would discover his father's lifeless body and a terrifyingly brutal crime scene. His vehicle was missing, but the overkill had authorities thinking that this was no ordinary robbery gone wrong. A name on a nightstand note would be the only le...

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August 8, 2023 233 mins

At the time she went missing, Taylor Wright's life was complicated and messy. Just recently divorced, the rumor on the street was that she had skipped town with a load of her ex-husband's cash. The nation would soon be captivated by this alleged mother on the run, and as the days passed the focus of suspicion would instead fix itself onto her best friend, Ashley McArthur. In between all the lies, a story of greed and betrayal would...

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From singing in the four walls of her bedroom, to owning the stage as a contestant on The Voice, 22-year-old Christina Grimmie was just beginning a promising career in the music industry. Smitten by her sweet nature and powerful vocals, fans were effortlessly captivated by the young star. One in particular, Kevin James Loibl, also had his sights set on Christina. What some may have observed as intense appreciation was actually a mu...

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In September 2017, 65-year-old Dianna-Mah Jones and her 68-year-old husband, Richard Jones, would be found murdered in their safe and vibrant residential neighborhood in Vancouver, British Columbia. For weeks, authorities canvassed the area and examined clues left behind at the scene. The community held their breath for over a month until 27-year-old Rocky Rambo Wei Nam Kam was arrested, a man who had recently moved from Hong Kong ...

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May 5th is the National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, girls, 2 spirit, and gender diverse people in Canada. So today, I'm bringing you three exclusive episodes from Patreon of MMIW women in Canada that deserve more attention. 

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ABIGAIL ANDREWS - 01:00

Thirteen years ago, Abigail Andrews vanished without a t...

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June 30, 2022 231 mins

Melinda and Bruce Pleskovic had been dealing with months of disturbances, theft and attempted burglaries. When Bruce came home on the evening of October 23rd, 2017 to find his wife had been murdered, he assumed that could be the only possible threat. But after hours of interrogation and piecing together her last day, authorities would discover that the biggest danger to Melinda's family wasn't lurking in wait from the outside. With...

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April 23, 2022 49 mins

Newlyweds of no more than a week, Jordan Graham and Cody Johnson should've been living out the ultimate summer of love in July 2013. But an afternoon hike in the best nature Montana has to offer, would have only one of them returning home. For some it's a dream, and for others, falling in love is the deadliest thing you could ever do. 

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In February 2019, Linda Roberts begged her boyfriend for one more chance to explain all the difficulties and drama that she brought into their relationship. He prepared himself for a tale of childhood trauma and chaotic family dynamics involving her sister Mary-Beth and her father Anthony Tomaselli. Instead, he would quickly realize that what he was there for wasn't an explanation, but a confession.

 

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February 2, 2022 78 mins

October 2nd, 1999 was a perfect day to be on The Big South Trail. As it continues along the Poudre River, you can catch scenic canyon vistas along it's climb and descent, and experience the best of what Northern Colorado has to offer. But Allyn Atadero would face every father's worst nightmare when his three year old son, Jaryd, would go missing during a hike. The majestic beauty of the land would show it's teeth through the unpred...

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When the bodies of two tourists are discovered along a highway in Northern British Columbia, an immediate tension would rise with the peak of the season. Within days, another murder would lead the RCMP to believe they had a spree on their hands. By the time law enforcement realized they had mistook perpetrators Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky for possible victims, a relentless manhunt would take on the thick forestry of Canada and...

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In the summer of 1980, Dorothy Jane Scott would disappear into the California night without a trace. There is nothing more chilling than an unsolved case where a person seemingly vanishes into thin air. Intertwine that with a self-proclaimed killer committed to haunting the aftermath and you have the stuff nightmares are made of. But how do you solve a crime that wasn't even a crime while it was happening? Do all secrets fray with ...

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On February 24, 1986, John Ruetten came home to his Van Nuys apartment to discover that his wife, Sherri Rasmussen had been beaten and murdered. The Los Angeles Police Department was quick to call it a burglary gone wrong, with no suspects ever being brought to justice. The case went cold, with evidence waiting on technology to catch up. For over two decades, friends and family of Sherri would hold steadfast to the belief that ther...

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March 10, 2021 45 mins

On the eve of her 22nd birthday, a British tourist named Grace Millane would go missing during a backpacking trip in Auckland, New Zealand. Soon after alerting the public for leads in finding her, authorities would begin investigating it as a homicide, resulting in an arrest within days of her disappearance. But for two years, name suppression would wrap the case in a thick sense of confusion, bewilderment and even resentment among...

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July 21, 2019 34 mins

On January 1, 2008, Yaser Said carried out the unspeakable as his two teenage daughters, Sarah and Amina, would never make it out of his vehicle alive. Later, many will question what they could have done or should have done to prevent such a senseless tragedy. How does one keep their head above water in the throes of fear and power? Where do we go when the ones who have the responsibility to protect us are the very thing we need pr...

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