The Wardcaster Files: A True Crime Podcast

The Wardcaster Files: A True Crime Podcast

Listen in as Sherrie Ward and Joshua Lancaster tell stories of true crimes.

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May 4, 2021 73 min

In Oklahoma in 2009, the Jamison family - dad Bobby, mom Sherilyn, and daughter Madyson - disappeared from the Sans Bois Mountains near where they were planning on building their dream home.  
In 2011, 23 year old Phoenix Coldon disappeared from her home in Spanish Lake, Missouri where she had recently moved back in with her parents.

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This week on The Wardcaster Files, we cover two cases of Wrongful Convictions. 
First, Josh covers the case of James Richardson, who was accused of poisoning his seven children, even though he wasn’t home at the time. 
Then Sherrie discusses Alice Crimmins, who was also accused of killing her two children despite evidence showing otherwise. 
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What happened to Kathleen Folbigg’s four babies between 1989 and 1999?  Did they die from unfortunate cases of SIDS or were they cruelly murdered by their own mother?
Myra Hindley is another woman who was involved in the death of children, but we know she is responsible along with her boyfriend, Ian Brady. They murdered five children between 1963 and 1965. 

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Ashlee and Emmett Corrigan seem to have the perfect marriage. True love, five beautiful kids, and a burgeoning new career. But one shocking night in March, 2011, turns all of that upside down. 

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Scottish-born serial killer Peter Tobin is responsible for at least three deaths from 1991 to 2006, but could there be dozens more?
In Australia, David and Catherine Birnie abducted, raped, and murdered four women in a rampage in 1986.  How did this murderous couple build up to these heinous crimes?

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Helle Crafts went missing in 1986 on her way to her sister-in-law’s house.  Why was her husband out that same night with a wood chipper next to the Housatonic River?
Jason Fox was murdered in a hate crime just last year when he went over to a “friend’s” house in Newport, Washington. Why was his sexuality such a threat to this group of young adults?

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In March 1st, 1975, firefighters discover the naked, burned body of Sherry Gibson in an abandoned farmhouse. After a chilling confession, officials believe the case is finally closed until they receive a shocking revelation 26 years later.*


*Quote from the ID network

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March 23, 2021 46 min

This week Josh and Sherrie cover stories of kidnappings. 
Josh recounts the case of Tad Cummins who abducted a 15 year old girl in 2017 and drove her across the US. 
Then Sherrie talks about the Yosemite Killer, Cary Stayner who murdered 4 women in 1999. 

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Recently widowed Marlys Sather doesn’t come back to work after lunch one day and what her family finds at her house is horrifying. 

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In 1995 the Aum Shinrikyo cult set off 11 devices on trains throughout the Tokyo subway system, releasing deadly sarin gas. Thirteen people were killed and 5,500 more were injured. 
Almost 20 years earlier more than 900 people died in a murder-suicide at the People’s Temple compound in Jonestown, Guyana, making it the largest massacre in the US until 9/11. 

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Sherrie covers the case of Christopher Wilder, a serial killer who went on a killing spree in 1984 and Josh discusses the murder of four people in Farmville, Virginia. 

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On November 7th, 2012, 45 year old Elizabeth Baune is found brutally murdered and set on fire in her bedroom in Payette, Idaho. 
Is this the work of a deranged stranger or someone that knows Elizabeth and has ulterior reasons for wanting her dead?

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Gilbert Bogle and Margaret Chandler died on the bank of the Lane Cove River in Sydney, NSW, Australia in 1963. Both were poisoned, then their bodies were bizarrely covered. 
In 1994 Kurt Cobain was found dead from a shotgun wound to the head in the greenhouse of his Seattle home with a suicide note nearby. 
Both of these cases are riddled with mysteries and conspiracy theories have persisted for years.

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What happened to 29 year old missing mom, Danielle Pruett?
Police in Tazewell, Virginia use the city’s traffic and business surveillance systems to piece together the final shocking moments of her life. 

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Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was an accomplished silent film actor, director, and screenwriter when a scandal involving the death of an up-and-coming movie starlet derailed his career in 1921. 
Just a year later, the murder of wealthy textile manufacturer, Fred Oesterreich exposed a bizarre love affair between his wife and a man dubbed The Bat Man. 
This week we cover two cases linked to Old Hollywood. 

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Who could have murdered 23 year old Jacey McWilliams in Middleburg, Florida? Between the few suspects that turn up, one starts to stand out, and you won’t believe his motive!

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Melissa Shepard, also known as the Internet Black Widow, is responsible for poisoning 3 men and attempting to kill one more. 
Ray Copeland shot at least five men in the back of the head on the Missouri farm he shared with wife Faye, with seven more victims possible.

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When Krystal Dragan agrees to go on a Wiccan-themed public access TV show, she doesn’t realize how deep into obsession the host will become, and how her life will never be the same. 

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Bruce George Peter Lee is Britain’s most prolific serial killer with 26 arson murders attributed to him.  
In the US, Thomas Sweatt is credited as being the State’s worst serial arsonist with 350 fires set, but fortunately, he was only able to murder 3 people. 
Join us this week as Sherrie and Josh discuss these two cases and what happens in the mind of a firesetter. 

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January 28, 2021 32 min

Successful businesswoman Tara Lynn Grant goes missing after an argument with her husband in 2007. Could she have flown back to her job site  in Puerto Rico or did something more sinister happen to her?

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