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!

Episodes

January 27, 2023 44 min

In January of 2016, a 19-year-old woman vanished from the parking lot of her North Carolina apartment complex. When her grandfather received word that she was believed to have been abducted, he took the investigation into his own hands. This is the disappearance of Tyarra Williams.


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1. ABC: https://abc45.com/news/local/birthday-this-weekend-for-greensboro-woman-missing-for-six-yea...

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In January of 2003, a 20-year-old college student in Colorado didn’t return home after a night out with friends. One week later, her body was found in a canyon outside of the city, clearly having been abducted and murdered. As police investigated the case, they uncovered that her killer had posed as a police officer, and pulled her over for a routine traffic stop before she disappeared, and that Lacy’s phony traffic stop wasn’t the...

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January 20, 2023 46 min

On December 30th, 2017, 17-year-old Breezy Otteson and 18-year-old Riley Powell went missing in Utah after meeting up with a friend. When their bodies were found brutally murdered and tossed down an abandoned Utah mine shaft, police uncovered details so shocking that the state sought the death penalty. This is the story of the Mineshaft Murders.

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January 17, 2023 52 min

In January of 2011, a 27-year-old elementary school teacher was discovered dead on her kitchen floor with over 20 stab wounds. Despite the fact that ten of the stab wounds were made from behind her, police ruled her death a suicide. But as of August 2022, the DA has reopened her case. This is the mysterious death of Ellen Greenberg.

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January 14, 2023 48 min

On New Years Day, 2023, a 39-year-old mother of 3 went missing from her Massachusetts home. When her husband was arrested days later for misleading police, a slew of suspicious information was uncovered, including frightening Google searches, strange store purchases, and blood evidence in their basement. This is the story of Ana Walshe.

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January 10, 2023 43 min

In February of 1957, a box containing the body of a boy was found in Pennsylvania, and for nearly 70 years, his identity remained a mystery. But in November of 2022, it was finally discovered. Although police are continuing the search for the boy’s killer now that they know the victim’s name, the identity of the murderer is still unknown. This is the story of the boy in the box.

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Weeks after 4 college students were murdered in their Moscow, Idaho home, an arrest was made and some of the evidence that led to the arrest has been released. This is the continued story of Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Maddie Mogen, and Kaylee Goncalves, also known as the Idaho 4.


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January 3, 2023 48 min

In November of 2003, a 22-year-old woman was abducted from the Columbia Mall parking lot in North Dakota. As her case garnered media attention from all over the country, police meticulously examined security footage to find her killer. And when he was apprehended, they found that he had been menacing women for decades. This is the story of Dru Sjodin.

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December 31, 2022 43 min

In December of 2018, a 25-year-old man in Indiana was kicked out of a bar for acting strangely. After being seen on surveillance footage walking in the direction of his home, he disappeared. And to this day, what happened to him remains an unsettling mystery. This is the disappearance of Kevin Nguyen.


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1. Kevin's Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1634656216833940...

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December 27, 2022 42 min

In December of 1991, a bar manager was closing up for the night when she was attacked and murdered by an unknown man. When bite marks on her chest led investigators to a local patron, he was arrested and for her first-degree murder. But would his teeth impressions be enough evidence to prove his guilt? With the re-surfacing of a mysterious note left at the bar the night after the murder, and the testing of certain DNA evidence, all...

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December 23, 2022 41 min

In November of 2001, a Colorado woman and her six-year-old daughter disappeared almost without a trace, leaving behind just a puddle of blood in their home. Although this small, devoutly religious family appeared perfect from the outside, all was exposed after they went missing. This is the story of Jennifer and Abby Blagg.

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1. Abby's Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/m...

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December 20, 2022 44 min

On Christmas Eve, 1991, a 23-year-old woman went missing after a bike ride from her boyfriend’s house in Hawaii. When police discovered her bike, it appeared that someone had purposefully driven into her. Soon, her body was found, but with DNA from an unknown male at the scene, many are questioning whether the wrong men were put behind bars. This is the murder of Dana Ireland.


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December 16, 2022 41 min

In October of 2022, a 25-year-old woman went to Mexico with her friends for a birthday trip. But within a day of their arrival, she would be found dead of reported alcohol poisoning. After a video of her friends assaulting her surfaced across the internet, her family uncovered her real cause of death and who was likely behind it. But they are still fighting for justice. This is the story of Shanquella Robinson.


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December 13, 2022 53 min

In December of 1998, a 21-year-old German woman studying at Yale turned in her senior essay and prepared for a pizza party. Later that night, a passerby called the police after stumbling upon Suzanne, unconscious and bleeding profusely in the street. She had been stabbed 17 times, and with a solid composite of her alleged killer, police narrowed in on someone from campus. This is the story of Suzanne Jovin.

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December 9, 2022 44 min

In December of 2011, a 911 dispatcher went missing in Arkansas after leaving a Christmas party. When her body was found in a secluded area days later, suspicions immediately fell on someone in her inner circle. This is the story of Dawna Natzke.

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CASE SOURCES

1. Dawna's Obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/nwitimes/name/dawna-natzke-obituary?id=21929865

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December 6, 2022 41 min

In December of 2016, a 28-year-old woman left her insurance job for the night and disappeared. The next morning, her car was found, but the location of her body remained a mystery. With the help of surveillance footage, cell phone pings, and multiple eye witnesses, police focussed on someone from her work. This is the story of Danielle Stislicki.

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December 2, 2022 44 min

In 1968, the decomposing body of a young woman was found on the side of the road in Kentucky. With the lack of DNA testing, and no indication of her identity found at the crime scene, she remained a Jane Doe for over three decades. But in the 90s, a young man became obsessed with bringing her home to her family, and he eventually did just that. This is the story of Barbara Ann Hackmann, also known as Tent Girl.


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November 29, 2022 54 min

In the early morning hours of November 13, 2022, four University of Idaho Students were stabbed to death in their off-campus home by an unknown assailant. With rumors of one of the victims having a stalker, police are still attempting to get to the bottom of what happened inside the house that night. This is the story of Kaylee Goncalves, Maddie Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin, also known, as the University of Idaho Murders.


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November 28, 2022 45 min

In December of 1997, a 23-year-old woman went out to a bowling alley with friends to celebrate finals week and a recent promotion. But after a fun, seemingly uneventful evening, she disappeared without a trace along with her car. She was missing for a whole month before her body was found during the search for someone else. This is the murder of Laney Gwinner.


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November 23, 2022 48 min

In December of 2003, a 38-year-old lawyer was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Pennsylvania. He had been stabbed 36 times with his own pocket knife and then drowned in a creek next to his car. Although suicide was initially speculated, it seemed clear after his autopsy that he was murdered. But the circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery. This is the story of Jonathan Luna.


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