Morbidology

Morbidology

Morbidology is an award-winning weekly true crime podcast created and hosted by true crime author, Emily G. Thompson. Using investigative research combined with primary audio including 911 calls, interviews and trial testimony, Morbidology takes an in-depth look at some of the world's most heinous murders.

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October 3, 2022 43 min
In August of 2015, a woman was home alone when she received a very disturbing text message from her daughter who lived in Houston, Texas. It read that she was being held hostage by a former boyfriend. Time truly was of the essence, but the response of the Sheriff’s Department would lead to a plethora of questions and criticisms.

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It was a pleasant spring morning in March of 2019. Residents of West Palm Beach were preparing for the day ahead; packing school lunches and preparing for the work day ahead. At around 9AM, a phone call came in to police. It was from a man who told them that he had just murdered somebody.

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September 19, 2022 53 min
It was a pleasant summer afternoon in Sydney’s CBD on the 13th of August, 2019. The area was swarming with people, workers carrying out their daily duties and walking to and from meetings, and shoppers trying to find a good bargain. Just after lunchtime, however, the city was thrown into chaos as a man brandishing a large bloody kitchen knife began to run rampant throughout the streets.

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September 12, 2022 48 min
Rising Sun is a small city of around 2,300 residents, located in Randolph Township in Indiana. It’s located around 25 miles southwest of Cincinnati, making it the perfect commuter town for those who want to break away from city life. Due to the small size, the city has a more townlike feel to it, and people like to look out for their neighbours. It’s the kind of town where people grow up and stay to raise their own families. In 200...
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September 5, 2022 57 min
Blairmore is community in the Rocky Mountains around 220 kilometres away from Calgary. The community of around 2,000 residents is part of the Crowsnest Pass area near the B.C.-Alberta boundary. It’s an extremely picturesque area, and the kind of place that families across the world dream of living in, with miles upon miles of scenic nature, including mountains and lakes. In September of 2015, however, residents of Blairmore awoke.

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August 29, 2022 47 min
Hamtramck is a small community in Michigan mostly surrounded by the city of Detroit. It’s a great commuter city for those who work in the city, lying just five miles away from the centre. One night in February, 2012, a man in Hamtramck was waiting for his daughter and best friend to come home. As he just finished showering, he heard the girls pull up. Moments later, he heard screaming followed by gunshots and a car speeding off.

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"Our family members are not always who we think. When Eleonore Richland exposed her father’s dark legacy, she vowed to clean up the family business – and hired her half-brother, Santino Reyes, to help her do it. But old habits die hard. In the shocking new third season, Eleonore reckons with what her father always taught her growing up: medicine is a bloody business. From Wondery, the makers of “The Shrink Next Door” and “Dr. D...
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August 22, 2022 60 min
It was the Friday afternoon before Labour Day weekend in September of 2016. Two teenage girls from Wichita Falls, Texas, were walking home from school. They rounded a corner and entered an alleyway. Moments later, a gold vehicle pulled up in front of them.

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August 15, 2022 43 min
It was just after Christmas in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1964, when a teenage girl went to her friend’s home. They had made arrangements for that day but when she knocked on the front door, she received no reply. She stood at the door for a moment, and then heard something peculiar coming from upstairs…

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August 13, 2022 29 min
On the 5th of August, 2022, 16-year-old Kiely Rodini vanished from a party near the Prosser Family Campground within the Tahoe National Forest in California. According to reports, the party was attended by hundreds of teenagers and young people, many who had come from all across the state. This is an ongoing case, and Kiely still remains missing.

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August 8, 2022 61 min
It was shortly after lunch time at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on the 24th of March, 1998, when the fire alarm began blaring in the classrooms. Children shuffled out into the schoolyard. It was a welcome relief from the morning’s mundane classes. As children stood around chatting, a pop echoed in the schoolyard, followed by another and then another…

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It was Christmas time of 2019 when a group of old high school friends gathered at a local bar in Nashville, Tennessee. As they all got caught up on their new endeavors, a man approached a woman of the group, and began to pay her some unwanted attention. Unable to take “no” for an answer, an altercation ensued between the man and the group which then spilled outside. In a matter of just seconds, a light-hearted gathering among frie...
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July 25, 2022 62 min
Orange Park is a is a suburb of Jacksonville in Florida. It’s a popular area for families to raise their children, away from the hustle and bustle of city life over in Jacksonville. The 19th of October, 2009, started out as a quiet day for the local police department as they patrolled the well-kept neighbourhoods. At around 4PM, however, a frantic woman flagged a patrol officer down, and exclaimed that her daughter had gone missing...
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July 18, 2022 55 min
River Falls is a college town in Wisconsin of around 15,000 residents. It’s located around 25 minutes southeast of St. Paul, making it the perfect commuter town for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. In summer of 2012, police and paramedics in the town were asked to conduct a welfare check at the home of a family. As they entered, the distinct smell of gas emanated in the air but there was no sign of anybo...
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July 11, 2022 55 min
It was around dusk on the 24th of May, 2014, in Birkdale, Auckland, New Zealand. Blessie Gotingco had just finished up her shift at a local insurance company, and had planned on getting the bus home. The walk from the bus stop to Blessie’s home was something that she feared; the streets were not well lit and walking alone could be quite daunting. As it transpired, Blessie had every reason to fear. She never made it home that night,...
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July 4, 2022 54 min
It was summer of 2014, when there was a knock at the front door of a family’s home in Spring, Texas. A teenage girl opened up the door to see a FedEx delivery driver. She informed him her parents weren’t home and to call back later. He returned sometime later, but this time, he kicked the front door in and barged into the family’s home. The actions of that man inside that home would poignantly illustrate the widespread impact of f...
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June 27, 2022 45 min
It was February of 2021 when a little boy was reported missing in Middleton, Ohio, by his mother and her boyfriend. An extensive and exhaustive search for the little boy commenced, but it wouldn’t take long before somebody made a disturbing confession, a confession that would lead to shockwaves across the nation and across social media.

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June 20, 2022 76 min
It was autumn of 2012, when a young student at the University of New Hampshire, left a late night class to drive to a friend’s apartment. According to the friend, she never showed up. An investigation into the disappearance was launched and investigators would reveal a dark underbelly to the world of BDSM, a world where consent is key but a world where sometimes, sadistic people are lurking, ready to take advantage.

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"On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The prime suspect was her husband, famed actor Robert Blake. But Bonny, a longtime con artist, had plenty of enemies. She left behind a trail of men she’d scammed, and she had a volatile relationship with Christian Brando, the troubled son of movie star Marlon Brando.
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June 13, 2022 53 min
It was around 10PM 12th of December, 2012, when paramedics in Sarasota, Florida, were called to a home where it was reported that a young girl had stopped breathing. When they arrived, it quickly became apparent that the case was much more complex than the caller had portrayed. Not only was the young girl not breathing, she had evident ligature marks across her body.

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