Heartland Darkland

Heartland Darkland

A weekly podcast of all things true crime, paranormal and unexplained in the Heartland of the United States

Episodes

February 1, 2023 55 min
February is Black History Month, so we will be covering cases with black victims that may not get as much coverage as their white counterparts. This week, Casie takes us to Cleveland, Ohio and tells us the story of Anthony Sowell, known as the Cleveland Strangler. He would go on to murder 11 women, and kidnap and assault several more. **Episode Sources** Unseen- Amazon Prime Living with a Serial Killer- Peacock Season 2 Ep...
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This week, Shannon takes us to Michigan and tells us the heartbreaking story of April Millsap and how using a fitness app helped track down her killer. 

**Episode Sources**

How I Caught My Killer: Season 1 Ep 4 “You Could See the Panic”

Murder Comes to Town: Season 5 Ep 1 “Trailing the Devil”

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This week, Casie takes us to Minnesota and tells us about the murder of 90 year old farmer, Earl Olander, and how it was the family bible that helped lead police to his murderers. **Episode Sources** 20/20 Season 45 Episode 8 “Divine Intervention: **Products Mentioned** https://www.shesbirdie.com/?rfsn=6771039.9b0430 Promo Code: DARKHEARTS15 **Patreon** https://patreon.com/Heartland_Darkland **Find Us at these l...
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This week is a bit of a hodgepodge episode. The case takes place in Topeka, KS but unfortunately there isn't a whole lot of information about it. So we discuss the Idaho murders, as well as shows and books. **Products Mentioned** https://www.shesbirdie.com/?rfsn=6771039.9b0430 Promo Code: DARKHEARTS15 **Patreon** https://patreon.com/Heartland_Darkland **Find Us at these links** * https://www.hldlpodcast.com/ ...
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January 4, 2023 61 min

This week, Casie takes us back in time a bit, to the 1950s, to cover the solved, yet unsolved case, of Les Arnold and the murder of his parents. 

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This week, Shannon takes us to Ava Missouri to tell us about the murder of Philip Taylor and the two people who thought they could get away with murder. 

 

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We had several people from the Lakota tribe who were connected to the cases reach out to us and another family member from Pine Ridge who wanted their uncle's story shared that we wanted to give them their own episode. So Casie talks to us about some conversations she's had and tells us about Leon Lakota III. 

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December 7, 2022 46 min

This week, Casie takes us to several different locations and decades in Indiana to cover one strange story and two medical miracles. 

**Episode Sources**

 

https://medium.com/lessons-from-history/the-28-fires-of-odon-5314f8b62e28

 

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This week we continue with another MMIW case. Shannon takes us to MN to cover the case of 15 year old Neveah Kingbird, who went missing in Oct 2021. 

November is Indigenous People's Month

Resource sites:

https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/MMIW-NIWRC-Blog-2022

https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/resources/RS01183335/2022-missing-and-murdered-native-women-and-girls-d

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: https://mmiwusa.org/

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This week, Casie takes to South Dakota, to the Pine Ridge Reservation which is home to the Oglala Lakota Nation. She tells us some statistics and facts about the reservation and shares several MMIW cases from this reservation. 

 

November is Indigenous People's Month

Resource sites:

https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/MMIW-NIWRC-Blog-2022

https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/resources/RS01183335/2022-missing-and-murdered-native-women-and-...

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This week, Shannon is in Nebraska, covering the recent case of Ashlea Aldrich, a member of the Omaha Tribe, who's death may or may not be under investigation still. 

November is Indigenous People's Month

Resource sites:

https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/MMIW-NIWRC-Blog-2022

https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/resources/RS01183335/2022-missing-and-murdered-native-women-and-girls-d

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: https://mmiwu...

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This week, in continuing to cover cases involving Indigenous People, Casie takes us to OKC, from 1976-1986, and tells the story of three indigenous women, Cathy Lyn Shakelford, Arley Bell Killian, and Marcia Tina Saunders. All of whom were slain by a killer dubbed "The OKC Butcher".

November is Indigenous People's Month

Resource sites:

https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/MMIW-NIWRC-Blog-2022

https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/re...

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November 1, 2022 63 min

November is Indigenous Peoples Month, so we will be highlighting cases of Indigenous People from the Heartland. This week, Shannon starts us off in Fargo, ND, with the tragic case of Savanna Greywind. A young indigenous woman and soon to be mother, who's life was horrifically cut short. 

November is Indigenous Peoples Month

Websites mentioned:

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: https://mmiwusa.org/

Safe Women, Safe Nations:

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This week, Casie continues the story of the Villisca House, this time diving into the paranormal activity that other's say they've experienced while in the home. 

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

1-800-799-7233

Text START to 88788

www.thehotline.org

Book:

A Nightmare in Villisca: Investigating the Haunted Axe Murder House by Richard Estep

 

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This week Shannon kicks off our two part, Spooky Season episode with a much requested story, The Villisca Ax House murders. In this first part of our two part episode, Shannon covers the crime itself, the blunders in the investigation and some of the theories about who is behind this unsolved crime. 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

1-800-799-7233

Text START to 88788

www.thehotline.or...

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This week, Casie takes us to Fond du Lac, WI and tells us the tragic story of Lisa Ann French, who was murdered on Halloween night in 1973.

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

1-800-799-7233

Text START to 88788

www.thehotline.org

 

Articles used:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Lisa_Ann_French

 

https://www.fdlreporter.com/story/news/2017/12/06/lisa-ann-frenchs-family-fights-...

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This week, Shannon takes us to a couple different places and tells us three different cases that all took place on or around Halloween. 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

1-800-799-7233

Text START to 88788

www.thehotline.org

 

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September 27, 2022 39 min

This week, Casie takes back to Beatrice, NE, but tells us a story a little different than the normal episodes.

 

Shows and articles mentioned:

Unsolved Mysteries, Season 2, Episode 13- Amazon Prime

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/choir-non-quorum/

 

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September 21, 2022 57 min

This week Shannon takes us to the small country town of Prague in Oklahoma where two young adult's lives were forever changed because of one man's dark desires and a young woman finds out just how strong she really is. 

 

Episode Mentioned:

Dead Silent- Season 2, Ep.2: Run for your Life on Discovery+

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This week Casie tells us about the real life cult that the Devil in Ohio book, which is now a Netflix show, is very loosely based on and it's leader, Jeffrey Lundgren.

 

Media mentioned:

Deadly Cults Season 1 episode 2

Parcast network Cults podcast- The Kirtland Cult- Jeffrey Lundgren (2 parts)

 

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