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.


February 23, 2024 41 mins
In December of 2019, a 28-year-old realtor headed to an appointment with a prospective client and vanished. When her body was found in an alleyway, police uncovered the details of her grisly kidnapping and worked hard to put her killers behind bars. With the help of surveillance footage and the knowledge of a threat being put on her family, police narrowed in on story people for the crime. This is the story of Monique Baugh. BONUS...
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In February of 2005, a couple went out for drinks with friends at a bar in Philadelphia, heading out just before midnight. But during their drive home, they vanished, seemingly into thin air, and neither they, nor their car, has been seen since. This is the story of Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/going-west-true-crime/id1448151398 Patreon: patreon.com/go...
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February 17, 2024 48 mins
In February of 1987, a 15-year-old girl went missing from her Virginia home, leaving nothing behind but a ransom note from her alleged captor. But when a spotlight is shone on her inner circle, suspicions begin to fall on her parents and their potential involvement. But are they responsible? Or was it one of the other strange characters in the case? This is the story of Jennifer Pandos. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://...
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February 16, 2024 40 mins
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February 14, 2024 41 mins
In March of 2017, a 21-year-old woman headed back to her old West Palm Beach home to gather her belongings and move up to Buffalo, New York. But after having a conversation with her former roommate, they stabbed her to death, claiming to have been sleepwalking. But was that truly the case? Or was this premeditated murder? This is the story of Brooke Preston. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/...
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February 10, 2024 42 mins
In February of 2006, a 22-year-old Brazilian woman was seen leaving a New Jersey bar with an unknown man. Days later, her boss received a mysterious phone call, with the person on the other line screaming for help. But was this the missing woman? And what happened to her? This is the story of Carla Vicentini. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/going-west-true-crime/id1448151398 Patreon: patre...
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February 7, 2024 44 mins
In 1999, a Missouri teenager’s stepfather disappeared. Four years later, in February of 2003, she told her uncle that her mother had murdered him and burned his body. Then, she disappeared herself. This is the story of Lena Chapin, and Gary McCullough. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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February 2, 2024 41 mins
In the early months of 2023, six women turned up dead in and around Portland, Oregon, sparking rumors of a serial killer. Though police originally claimed they did not believe that the cases were connected, similarities emerged between four of the women, and one man linked them all. To the dismay of the public, not only did this suspect have multiple other crimes under his belt, but he had been granted early release from prison for...
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January 31, 2024 48 mins
In November of 2015, a 35-year-old woman left her Spokane, Washington home late one night to run an errand, leaving a note behind for her fiancé. When she never returned, her fiancé went looking for her, and discovered her locked car abandoned near a music venue with her purse and phone inside. When sightings of her acting strangely poured in from another side of town, suspicions of a mental health crisis were raised, until theorie...
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January 27, 2024 39 mins
In January of 1969, a 23-year-old Harvard graduate student headed out for dinner and ice skating with her boyfriend. After returning home to her Cambridge apartment that night, she was bludgeoned to death. For nearly fifty years, her murder would go unsolved. Then, with the help of Ancestry DNA, police uncovered a serial killer. This is the story of Jane Britton.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoice...
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January 24, 2024 53 mins
In January of 2008, a 26-year-old pregnant woman and her young daughter were found dead along a railroad track in South Carolina, leading investigators to believe that she had purposefully taken their lives. But with the only other resident of their home showing incredibly suspicious behavior by changing their story, having gaps in their timeline, and having an extensive and new injury to their hand, the family started their fight ...
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January 20, 2024 50 mins
In February of 2023, a 22-year-old pregnant woman headed to a California drive-thru with her parents late one night, weeks before her due date. When they arrived, she asked to step out of the car to get some air, and was never seen again. With no hospital records recording the birth of her child, police and her family can only fear the worst. But what really happened to her? This is the story of Cajairah Fraise. BONUS EPISODES App...
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January 17, 2024 45 mins
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January 12, 2024 40 mins
In January of 2002, a 20-year-old man was working a surveying job in a Georgia forest when he vanished without a trace. When his co-workers realized he was no longer standing in the line, they began their search for him, only to find one of his boots hanging from a barbed wire fence, with his work tools, his work pants, and twelve cents laying in the grass next to it. So where did he go, and what happened to him? This is the story ...
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January 9, 2024 46 mins
In April of 2012, a mom and her daughter were murdered in their home by someone they thought they could trust. A self-proclaimed survivalist, the killer documented their plans and ideas for the end of the world, and the end of these women’s lives. This is the story of Lynnettee Keller, and her daughter, Kaylene Keller, also known as the Camp Keller Murders. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/...
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January 6, 2024 43 mins
In December of 1991, a 16-year-old Washington girl was found murdered in a field next to her high school by a couple of boys, who also got a look at the man behind the crime. But as police papered the composite across town and evaluated thousands of tips, a shocking revelation would come in the form of genealogical DNA testing. This is the story of Sarah Yarborough. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoic...
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December 29, 2023 42 mins
Just before New Year’s Eve, 2017, a 19-year-old woman was found murdered in a wooded area of a Colorado farm. When police took note of her recent Facebook post about a long-time stalker, questions and red flags were raised. But in a twist of events, text messages led police to a suspicious and disturbing Craigslist post associated with the case. This is the story of Natalie Bollinger. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://pod...
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December 26, 2023 45 mins
In November of 2017, a 22-year-old woman went missing in Chicago after sending a string of urgent text messages to a friend. Nearly two weeks later, a 911 call was made from her cell phone, but the call ended almost as soon as it was made. When it was traced back to her phone, police discovered that the call originated from a nature preserve 45 minutes away from where she went missing. And as if the situation couldn’t get more perp...
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December 23, 2023 40 mins
In December of 2017, a 17-year-old girl headed home to change before volunteering at a holiday concert at her high school. A short while later, a different resident of the household called 911 to report a break in, but by the time her family arrived at the scene, the house was engulfed in flames. But with a confusing investigation and misreporting on the police’s end, the community and family would be left with more questions than ...
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December 20, 2023 38 mins
In the summer of 1940, a woman’s blanketed and hogtied body surfaced in Lake Crescent, Washington, her body having turned to soap in a strange chemical transformation. After identifying her remains, it was revealed that she was a woman who went missing three years earlier, just days before Christmas. So who killed her, and why? This is the murder of Hallie Illingworth, otherwise known as The Lady of Lake Crescent.  BONUS EPISODES ...
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