Cults, Crimes & Cabernet

Cults, Crimes & Cabernet

Cults, Crimes and Cabernet is hosted by Melissa & Whitney. Our true crime obsession launch us into a journey across America visiting the atrocities that make us question humanity. Our unique approach to interesting and horrible events provides an entertaining and suspenseful experience. It’s as if you’re sitting around the table with some friends having a glass of wine. Our mission is to be a trusted resource while empowering others to use action oriented advocacy to create positive change for victims nationwide.


March 22, 2023 41 min
Host of The Real Killer podcast Leah Rothman chats with Melissa and Whitney about her current season.

On November 16, 2023, Keith LaMar is scheduled to be executed by the State of Ohio. He has been on Death Row for almost 28 years, convicted of leading a so-called death squad and murdering five men during the 1993 prison uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. The 11-day revolt is still one of the longest and bloodiest...
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On February 27th, 1995 the bodies of Cheryl Feeney, and her two young children Tyler, age six, and Jennifer, one and a half would be found. They were brutally murdered in their home while Jon Feeney, Cheryl's husband was 90 miles away at a work conference. With a staged crime scene that made it look like a gang-related home invasion, Jon's lack of an alibi, and the extramarital affairs Jon had, he would be the only person to ever b...
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March 13, 2023 20 min
Jarrod Johnston was an 18-year-old young man spending his summer vacation before his senior year in Yazoo City Mississippi. He was incredibly smart, talented, and spontaneous with dreams of becoming a musician. While Jarrod was in Mississippi he had told his parents he made plans to stay with a friend. When the friend’s parents determined he had overstayed his welcome a few days later, they took him to his grandmother’s house where...
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March 6, 2023 23 min
Synika James had just celebrated his 37th birthday when he was shot in the chest while attending a vigil for a childhood friend murdered three years earlier. The east side of Saint Paul, Minnesota, has been plagued by gang activity for years. Retaliation between rival gangs in the area has resulted in many deaths to members and innocent bystanders like Synika. He was hailed a hero after pushing children out of the way when the gunf...
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February 27, 2023 19 min
July 29, 1994, was a typical Friday night for 22-year-old Eastern Michigan University senior Renee Welka. She worked her shift at Mountain Jack's and went home for a few hours before going out with a girlfriend that evening. When she returned to her apartment complex before she could even park her car she was shot with a small caliber handgun.

Who killed Renee Welka?

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February 20, 2023 58 min
On June 27th, 2000, Molly Bish was just 16 years when she vanished from her lifeguarding job at a local pond. A few reports revealed that a suspicious man had been watching Molly. It would take three years before Molly's remains would be found just five miles from her family's home. Mr. and Mrs. Bish would become advocates not only for their daughter's unsolved murder but for many others in the area. They started the Molly Bish Fou...
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February 13, 2023 23 min
Woodlawn, Maryland became a well-known place in the true crime community when the podcast Serial hit the airwaves. Many years before the murder of Hae Min Lee, another young woman was brutally raped, murdered, and discarded in Lorraine cemetery. Who was she? Who did this to her? A decades-long investigation leaves many questions and very few answers.

Who killed the Woodlawn Jane Doe?

If you have any information about the rape and mu...
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February 6, 2023 38 min
Brigadier General Peter Olenchuk's military career came with controversy from the 1960s to the 1970s, which could have put his entire family at risk. In August of 1970, his youngest daughter Mary Catherine Olenchuk was just 13 years old when she was taken from Ogunquit, Maine. Less than two weeks later her body would be found just nine miles away from where she was last seen. Was this a crime of retaliation against her high-ranking...
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In a city rich with history, good music, and even better food, it is consistently plagued with crime. Their crime rate is almost double the national average and the list of unsolved homicides confirms it. Over 2,000 cold cases are being investigated by New Orleans Police Department. Including the tragic murders of Sterling Blackmon, Brandon Adams, and Christine Marcelin. All three had been gun down in different areas of the city in...
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January 23, 2023 33 min
Tommy Ballard was a devoted husband, a father of three grown children, and a grandpa to eight little ones. He was passionate about discovering what happened to his oldest daughter, Crystal Rogers. Crystal went missing from Bardstown, Kentucky, in 2015, and her disappearance has made national news. Tragically, in 2016 Tommy went out hunting on his property with his grandson when he was shot once in the chest and died at the scene. H...
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January 16, 2023 23 min
Megan Foglesong was a young woman in a toxic relationship that she had finally decided to leave for good. The night she confided in her stepmother and a friend that she was leaving her abusive boyfriend was the last night she was heard from again. After several run-ins with the law, Megan's boyfriend left the world with more questions than answers about where Megan could be.

What happened to Megan Foglesong?

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January 9, 2023 25 min
On July 3rd, 2001, Crystal Arensdorf was a 20-year-old woman who vanished after a night out with friends in Dubuque, Iowa. Within months of her disappearance, almost everyone was cleared as a suspect except two local brothers who were at the same bar Crystal was at that night. Their lack of alibi, refusal to cooperate, and a possible failed polygraph test have kept them on the short list of suspects. This case is far from cold; aut...
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January 2, 2023 20 min
Blurb:It has been almost 30 years since 19 year old Carmen Hope Van Huss was raped and murdered inside her studio apartment on the north side of Indianapolis. Neighbors reported hearing Carmen talking and laughing with a male, then hearing signs of a struggle and her yelling “Get off of me”. Police were not called but a noise complaint with the building’s superintendent was filed. When the responsible teen didn’t show up for work a...
January 1, 2023 27 min
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January 1, 2023 13 min
Marina Pearl Boelter was an 18-year-old young mother that was trying to get her life on track. She was in the process of gaining custody of her son, she vanished one night after work. Marina's disappearance is a mystery with many possible suspects and very few clues. What happened to Marina Pearl Boelter?

If you have any information about what happened to Marina Boelter please contact Bloomfield Police Department at 812-332-4411 or ...
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December 31, 2022 16 min
A house fire, double homicide and two missing teenagers plague a small town of Welch, Oklahoma. What happened inside that mobile home that fateful night and where are the teenage girls? One conviction and still no answers for a family wanting their daughter to be returned to them.

What happened to Ashley Freeman & Lauria Bible?

#bringthemhomefortheholidays #missing #unsolved
#unsolvedmystery #missingchild
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December 30, 2022 6 min
Adrianna Garcia was only 15 years old when she went for a walk to her friend's house and was never seen again. Her mom is adamant she did not run away from her Tulsa, Oklahoma home and someone knows something. If you have any information that can help crack this cold case please contact Creek County Sheriff's office at 918 224 4964.
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December 29, 2022 7 min
Two adult males head out for a night on the town never to be seen again...

What happened to Christian Maldonado & George Velez?

#bringthemhomefortheholidays #missing #unsolved #unsolvedmystery #pennsylvania #newjersey #missingadult
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December 28, 2022 15 min
Elizabeth Johnson and Logan McQueary had a rocky relationship, to say the least. When a judge gives joint custody to the parents, this does not go over well and Elizabeth will defy the order and go on the run with her son, Gabriel. After texts are sent from Elizabeth to Logan stating she killed their child, Logan gets the police involved and Elizabeth is arrested, but there is no sign of Gabriel.

What happened to Gabriel Johnson?
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December 27, 2022 7 min
Tami Kowalchuk was a teenager that liked to push the limits. Her behavioral issues got her in trouble with the law on more than one occassion. After a brief inpatient stay at a treatment center, Tami called her mom wanting to go on a long haul trip with a truck driver she met. That phone call would be the last time her mother would hear from Tami.

What happened to Tami Kowalchuk?

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