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 evening PST!

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October 26, 2021 41 min

In 1998, an 18-year-old working her normal night shift at a Montana movie rental store was murdered by an unknown assailant who escaped into the darkness. After years without answers, this killer went on to commit more crimes across various regions and states before finally being brought to justice. This is the story of Miranda Fenner.


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In 1987, a 37-year-old woman headed out to a Fort Collins, Colorado bar and was never seen alive again. When her body was found in a field by a bicyclist, the investigation into her murder began, starting with the neighbors. This case is full of suspicious characters and has a crime scene that will take you back to The Black Dahlia murder. This is the story of Peggy Hettrick.

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October 13, 2021 49 min

In September 2021, a 19-year-old woman headed to her apartment in Orlando, Florida after work to prepare for an evening flight to her parents house, but she never boarded the plane. Her concerned family drove to her apartment to check on her, only to find a disturbance in her bedroom. A prime suspect was quickly identified, but when he was found dead 2 days later, the search for this young women intensified. This is the story of Mi...

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October 5, 2021 44 min

In 1980, a 31-year-old violinist performed the first act of a ballet at the Metropolitan Opera House before disappearing during intermission. When the show came to a close and all that was left of her was her instrument, police scoured the dark and seemingly never-ending theater until she was found murdered. Between suspicious stage hands, a ballerina undergoing hypnosis for investigators, and newspaper headlines that read “The Rea...

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The latest updates on the tragic story of Gabby Petito


FBI CONFERENCE DISCUSSING GABBY'S BODY BEING FOUND

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YOUTUBE VIDEO OF GABBY'S VAN in WYOMING

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September 28, 2021 46 min

On the morning of June 23, 2021, a 24-year-old Geologist living in Arizona headed out to a job site for work, before suddenly leaving 15 minutes later and not being heard from again. One month later, his car was found in a desert ravine, alongside the clothes he was wearing the day he disappeared and other personal items. When the young man’s family and a private investigator begin looking into the cars internal accident reports, s...

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September 22, 2021 58 min

In 2002, a fashion writer and mom living in the small Cape Cod town of Truro, Massachusetts was found murdered in her home. After an intense search across the area that lasted years, police finally found a DNA match. But was the investigation mishandled? And did it cause them the arrest the wrong person? This is the story of Christa Worthington. 


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September 18, 2021 41 min

Up-to-date account of news regarding Gabby Petito's case and Brian's flee.

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In this episode, we discuss ALL up-to-date information on Gabby Petito's ongoing case and also discuss the Moab Murders that occurred just before Gabby's disappearance in the same area she was last seen in.

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September 14, 2021 52 min

In July of 2021, a 22-year-old woman set off in a van with her fiancé to explore to United States. But after just 2 months on the road, he returned to Florida without her, got a lawyer, and refused to speak to her family or police about where her whereabouts. Join us as we dig through all the available details in hopes of finding out where this incredible young woman is. This is the story of Gabby Petito.

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September 8, 2021 50 min

In August of 1987, a 26-year-old New England woman responded to a personal ad in the local Dexter, Maine newspaper that would unknowingly lead to her demise just months later. In a story that has been described as something only Alfred Hitchcock could have written, two people were murdered and one person almost got away with it. This is the story of Kathy Frost, as well as Leslee Reynolds. Also known, as the Murder at Otter Cliff.


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August 31, 2021 49 min

In 2010, a 30-year-old man turned criminal in Ohio set off on a sinister path of destruction. After hiding in a tree while he stalked a local family of 3, he went on a murderous rampage and held one of them hostage. From revealing surveillance footage, a hollow tree hiding spot, and a house full of leaves, this case proves to be one of the strangest we’ve covered. This is the story of Matthew Hoffman. And it’s also the story of Tin...

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August 25, 2021 54 min

In the spring of 1985, a young woman was murdered after going out in Honolulu, Hawaii, and at least 4 other vicious killings followed. As a massive task force was assembled and residents of O’ahu feared for their lives, police worked hard to find the states very first serial killer. This is the story of the Honolulu Strangler.

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August 18, 2021 58 min

In August of 2013, a 17-year-old girl in Virginia headed out to collect hair supplies for her upcoming senior picture day. But when she didn’t return home that night, her family feared for the worst. After tracking her cell phone to a nearby location and finding surveillance footage of her speaking to a strange man at a nearby gas station, police began looking into a man who was connected to another local girl’s disappearance. This...

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August 11, 2021 42 min

In 2003, a 16-year-old girl attended a concert in Albuquerque with her best friends expecting to have a fantastic night with their favorite artist. But after looking for help from a foot injury during the show, she seemingly vanished out of thin air. Days later, a devastating phone call came in to police with a horrifying explanation. This is the story of Marissa Mathy-Zvaifler.

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August 4, 2021 44 min

In 1958, a 43-year-old woman was found murdered in Los Angeles the morning after being seen at a drive-in with an unknown man. Many years later, her son became a true crime novelist and started investigating his own mothers case to see if he could find out what really happened to the woman who was taken from his life when he was only 10 years old. This is the story of Jean Ellroy.


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July 28, 2021 60 min

In the late spring of 1989, a woman and her two daughters left their farm in Ohio for a girls trip down in Florida that was supposed to be filled with laughter and adventure. But when 3 bodies turned up in the Tampa Bay a couple weeks after they left, their family feared for the worst. Investigators fought hard to figure out what had happened to this poor family, and who the monster behind it was. And eventually, they received an i...

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July 21, 2021 49 min

In 2019, a 20-year-old woman was out in a remote area with her recent ex-boyfriend when she suddenly disappeared. After he returned home to his parents house the following morning bloodied and dirty, his family began an extensive search for the young woman without informing her family. After reporting her missing, they finally notified her mom of the days events, and a massive search followed that same week. When her remains were f...

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July 14, 2021 48 min

In 1996, an 18-year-old woman had finally moved into her first apartment in Idaho Falls, Idaho when something tragic happened inside. After she failed to show up to work the following morning, her co-workers went to her home and discovered her murdered. The 23-year investigation that unfolded would be a complex and grueling fight for justice full of false suspects, an intense DNA search that crossed the country, and a web of deceit...

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In 2011, a young woman died mysteriously in her boyfriend's Coronado, California home. Due to the nature of her death, it was ruled a suicide. But with the persistence of her family, a civil trial began and the finger was pointed at someone in her inner circle. This is the story of Rebecca Zahau, and a case that's also known as the Spreckels Mansion Mystery.

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