Going West: True Crime

Going West: True Crime

Daphne Woolsoncroft and Heath Merryman discuss haunting details of different disappearance and murder cases week by week. New episodes released every Tuesday and Friday afternoon at 2pm PST!


June 9, 2023 51 mins
In June of 2017, a mail carrier in Mississippi came upon a shocking and disturbing scene when they found a 37-year-old woman hanging from a mailbox. Although her manner of death seemed obvious at first, further digging made everyone in her life question the police’s ruling. This is the story of Jessica Johnson. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/going-west-true-crime/id1448151398 Patreon: patr...
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In July of 1997, a 24-year-old woman went missing during a solo jog in the Wyoming mountains. Last spotted at a local photo shop in her new town, employees remember her being in a hurry to get somewhere. But after that, she was never seen again. This is the story of Amy Bechtel. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/going-west-true-crime/id1448151398 Patreon: patreon.com/goingwestpodcast CASE SO...
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June 2, 2023 42 mins
In March of 2022, a 39-year-old father was found dead in his Utah home from a suspected fentanyl overdose. But in the midst of the investigation, and after his wife published a book about her grieving process, police uncovered suspicious information that led them to a May 2023 arrest. This is the murder of Eric Richins. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/going-west-true-crime/id1448151398 Patr...
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May 30, 2023 48 mins
In 2018, a San Francisco man was found dismembered in a fish tank inside his own home. After strange reports from the neighbors, investigators began searching for the culprit of his grisly murder. But with multiple calls to 911, and a large gap of time before the investigation began, did they lose the opportunity to catch the perpetrator? This is the story of Brian Egg. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com...
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May 26, 2023 50 mins
In June of 2007, a newly single mother of three vanished from her Colorado home. Shortly after, her car was found burned out, but it would take years for her body to be uncovered. Once police learned she was living what they referred to as a double-life, many potential suspects added themselves to her story, with one person standing out among the rest. This is the story of Paige Birgfeld. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https:...
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May 24, 2023 47 mins
In July of 2019, a 25-year-old man and new father left his wife’s grandparents’ Nebraska home on foot after an argument, and never returned. He was spotted on multiple surveillance cameras in the area, but then, he seemed to vanish without a trace. This is the story of Chance Englebert. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/going-west-true-crime/id1448151398 Patreon: patreon.com/goingwestpodcast ...
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May 19, 2023 45 mins
In June of 2020, an 18-year-old Amish girl went missing during the walk home from her Pennsylvania church. Within the first few weeks of her disappearance, while putting together eyewitness accounts and surveillance footage from the area, police were able to unravel the devastating truth about what really happened to her. This is the murder of Linda Stoltzfoos.  BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/pod...
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May 16, 2023 44 mins
In April of 2019, a 22-year-old mom went missing from North Carolina without any of her family or friends realizing, because they continued to receive messages from her as if nothing was wrong. When her mom finally got suspicious and started digging, she found that no one had actually seen her daughter in three months. This is the story of Monica Moynan. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/goin...
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May 12, 2023 38 mins
In June of 2002, a 19-year-old college student was found murdered at the community swimming pool where she was working for the summer in Kansas. With a composite sketch of the likely suspect, her father did everything he could to raise awareness, including placing a billboard along a local highway. And because of this decision, a crucial tip came in to the police. This is the story of Ali Kemp. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: ...
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May 9, 2023 54 mins
In November of 2021, a 39-year-old man vanished in Los Angeles during an Uber ride across the city in broad daylight. He texted 911 for help along his way, but when the dispatcher reached out, he didn’t respond. He never arrived at his destination, and was never seen again, despite his driver claiming he had been dropped off. But as of this week, some answers have come to the case. This is the story of Beau Mann. BONUS EPISODES Ap...
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May 5, 2023 45 mins
In March of 2023, a young mom of two dropped her children off at daycare, returned home, and then seemingly vanished from inside her own house. The father of her children, with whom she shared the house, borrowed her car to run errands, and claims he returned to find her gone. But if that really is how the day went, as he described, why was her car seen driving down the highway in the opposite direction of their home? And why has h...
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May 2, 2023 42 mins
In April of 1994, an 18-year-old woman was abducted from her job in upstate New York. After rumors spread that she had been buried in the woods, and the potential wrongful imprisonment of the prime suspect, police revealed that the young woman was hiding pertinent information from her inner circle that may have led to her death. This is the story of Heidi Allen. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podc...
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April 28, 2023 53 mins
In July of 2020, an 18-year-old man was run over by his own truck in a supposed “freak accident”. But when none of the evidence at the scene suggested that that was what had actually happened, suspicions fell on his father. Disturbing information about his father has come out since that fateful day, as the family continues to fight for justice for him, as well as what happened to his sister. This is the story of Grant Solomon. CHAN...
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April 25, 2023 45 mins
In June of 2011, a young man fell 17 stories to his death out of his Oklahoma apartment window. Surprisingly, his pregnant wife admitted to pushing him out, but claims it was an accident. After being put on trial and imprisoned, she was found dead in her cell, and although her death was ruled a suicide, her family strongly disagrees, and believes it was a murder. These are the stories of Amber and Josh Hilberling. BONUS EPISODES Ap...
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April 21, 2023 60 mins
In July of 2015, an 18-year-old woman ran from her parents’ New Jersey home during an argument, and never returned. Just hours after being captured on a security camera heading in the direction of the woods, her remains were recovered on a nearby train track. Although it appeared, at first glance, that she had been hit by a train and killed, her family believes that this was a cover up for her murder. This is the story of Tiffany V...
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April 18, 2023 54 mins
In 2009, the bodies of eleven women were uncovered in a New Mexico desert, all of whom had been missing for multiple years. As police investigated the possible connection in the cases, multiple suspects popped up on their radar. Known as one of the most notorious and disturbing cases in New Mexico history, these are the West Mesa Murders. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/going-west-true-crim...
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April 15, 2023 41 mins
In April of 2019, a 26-year-old mother failed to pick up her son from his babysitter. When police tracked her to a Dallas apartment building, and viewed CCTV footage, they were disturbed to notice that she appeared disoriented, and vanished after exiting the frame. But did the days volatile events lead to her disappearance, or was it something else entirely? This is the story of Prisma Reyes. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: htt...
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April 11, 2023 47 mins
In June of 2013, an 18-year-old girl disappeared after attending a party with friends and family. Before she went missing, she sent a text to her ex-boyfriend indicating that she was afraid. Hours later, the home of the person she was last seen with suspiciously caught on fire. This is the story of Brookelyn Farthing. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/going-west-true-crime/id1448151398 Patreo...
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April 7, 2023 49 mins
In July of 2020, a 36-year-old woman took a roadtrip to move out of state with her boyfriend when his car broke down, stranding them in a small Florida town. After heading to a motel together for the night, a fight ensued, and she left. The following morning, when her boyfriend awoke, a cryptic voicemail from the middle of the night was the only trace of her. This is the story of Kelley Brannon. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: ...
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April 4, 2023 54 mins
In January of 2006, a 24-year-old woman was last seen leaving work on a Monday evening. She was home all night, and it even appeared as if she had woken up the next morning and gotten ready for work. But when she never made it in to work that day, and wasn’t answering her phone, her family and boyfriend grew concerned. When investigators located her car parked down the street, they saw an unknown person on surveillance footage emer...
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