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May 16, 2022 41 min

When six young girls are found murdered, their similarities link them all to one killer. With no witnesses and no leads, investigators are still asking who is The Freeway Phantom over forty years later. 

 

If you have any information regarding to the abduction and murders of Carol Spinks, Darlenia Johnson, Brenda Crockett, Nenomoshia Yates, Brenda Woodard or Diane Williams please call Metro Police at 202-727-9099 or send an email to ...

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Investigative journalist, Delia D'Ambra, is back with a fourth season of CounterClock. She jumps right into investigating a teenager's mysterious death from 2003 in rural South Florida only to find that nothing is as it seems. Twists and turns are around every corner, and finding the truth of what really happened to 17-year-old John Welles proves to be Delia's most dangerous and difficult journey yet.

 

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May 9, 2022 30 min

Polly Klaas was taken from her own home in the middle of the night back in 1993. But had the legal system worked like it was supposed to, the man who took her never should have been walking free that night to enter her home. Her case went on to spark an outcry in the country for harsher punishment on repeat offenders. But when her case set the precedent for the three-strikes rule there was backlash no one anticipated. 

 

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May 3, 2022 4 min

If you'd like to leave words of encouragement & well wishes for Brit, we've posted a virtual card on our social media accounts as a place to do so. Please feel free to share longer messages, stories, and images, by emailing them to us at crimejunkie@audiochuck.com

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May 2, 2022 30 min

When the bodies of eight missing sex workers are found in the home of a serial killer in Poughkeepsie, New York, one woman is noticeably absent: Michelle Eason. Decades after closing the case against Kendall Francois, police are still looking for Michelle - and they think there’s a good chance someone else may be responsible for her disappearance.

If you have any information about Michelle Eason, call the City of Poughkeepsie Police...

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April 25, 2022 33 min

When Michelle Eason is reported missing, she’s the fifth sex worker in one year to vanish from Poughkeepsie, New York. As police work to get to the bottom of all the disappearances, there’s no shortage of suspects. 

If you have any information about Michelle Eason, call the City of Poughkeepsie Police at 845-451-7577.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233); for TTY: 1-800-787-3224 Text “START” to 88788

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April 18, 2022 43 sec

When 19-year-old Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese dies unexpectedly, police quickly rule his death a tragic accident and close the case. But for many, the facts just don’t quite add up. His mother’s years-long battle for justice is marked with soaring highs and dizzying lows – but even with so much progress, there are still unanswered questions. 

 

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April 11, 2022 53 min

An anonymous letter-writer antagonized residents of Circleville, Ohio for years, singling out the school superintendent, Gordon Massie, and a local bus driver, Mary Gillispie, as the focus of much of the vitriol. When Mary finds a booby trap with a loaded gun in 1983, the gun is traced to her brother-in-law Paul Freshour – but the letters would continue long after Paul went to prison for attempted murder.

 

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April 4, 2022 47 min

Karen Gregory dies a violent death in the hallway of her own home, on a quiet residential street in Gulfport, Florida. After a two-year search for justice, police find out that their killer was right in front of them all along.  

 

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March 28, 2022 41 min

When Erica Alonso disappears on Valentine’s Day after a night out with her ex-boyfriend, a months-long search turns up clue after clue before her body is found in the middle of nowhere. The case looks like a murder until some surprising evidence is found – and investigators come to a conclusion that, to this day, leaves many questions unanswered and has her family demanding more.

 

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March 21, 2022 31 min

Marqueise Coleman had his whole life ahead of him when he was shot to death in a trailer in North Carolina – all because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Police say this horrific crime can be solved if someone just speaks up, and his family and friends won’t rest until he gets justice.

Anyone with information about Marqueise’s case is asked to contact the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 671-3170 or (910) 671-310...

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March 15, 2022 9 min

This is an update to the August 2020 episode "UNIDENTIFIED: Flathead County Doe." In the year and a half since the release of that episode, more people submitted their DNA to genealogical databases, and in February 2022 Flathead County Doe was identified as Steven Gooch.

 

In the rest of this episode we also discuss the following headlines:

-Remains found and suspected to be of missing Brandon Lawson.

-A recent search for Susan...

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March 14, 2022 48 min

If you have any information in Holly Staker’s case, please contact Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.

In the summer of 1992, the brutal rape and murder of 11-year-old Holly Staker shakes the community of Waukegan, IL to its core. When Juan Rivera confesses to the crime, it seems like Holly’s family and members of the public might be able to breathe a sigh of relief. But that’s only the beginning of a case that would haunt t...

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March 7, 2022 45 min

From the moment her sister Erica’s phone went to voice mail, Emily Corbin knew something was wrong. But thanks to all those true crime shows – and countless episodes of Crime Junkie – she also knew exactly what she had to do to find her. Her tenacity not only led police to Erica, but helped solve her murder and two others -- and took the worst kind of serial predator off the streets. 

 

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February 28, 2022 54 min

Emma Walker had what looked to the world like a picture-perfect high school relationship — until her football player boyfriend revealed the ugly truth. Mya Pena looked past the red flags and saw a guy in need of unconditional love. And when she couldn’t give that to him, he decided she wouldn’t be giving it to anyone else either. 

 

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The January 2010 death of JoAnn Matouk Romain gets even more mysterious when her family learns of two other cases connected to hers. One, which seems to not even be real, and another that is all too real and shares some eerie similarities.

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In January 2010 JoAnn Matouk Romain runs a quick errand to get gas followed by attending a 15-minute prayer service, then she walks into the freezing lake across the street to take her own life. Or at least that's what police say. But from the very moment they notify the family about her case they know something isn't right. And the deeper they look they learn that nothing is what it seems.

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February 7, 2022 25 min

When Megan Kanka went missing in 1994 her case exposed one of the holes in the sex offender registry. Yes, people were registered but that was only known to government officials, not to those living among potential predators. Had her parents known who was living right down the street from them Megan’s story might have ended differently. Instead, it set a precedent for community reporting. 

 

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February 7, 2022 32 min

When Jacob Wetterling went missing in 1989 one of the first thoughts police had, was to track down all the local violent sex offenders in the area to see if they could be potential suspects. But this was easier said than done because back then there was no centralized database for this sort of thing. Jacob’s case went unsolved for decades and his mom always wondered if her son fell through the cracks of a system without enough regu...

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Audiochuck’s newest weekly show, The Deck, is hosted by Ashley Flowers and takes true-crime listeners through a deck of playing cards that is unlike any other.

For years, state prison systems and local law enforcement agencies across the U.S. have replaced the face cards of queens, kings and aces in traditional playing card decks with images of missing and murdered people. Investigators have passed these modified decks out i...

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