Our True Crime Podcast

Our True Crime Podcast

Our True Crime Podcast focuses on bizarre, lesser-known crime cases from around the globe delivered with respect, a bit of humor, and a smidge of song. Everything you’ve come to love from Jen and Cam. This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3647242/advertisement


September 20, 2023 58 mins
On June 3rd, 1985, in Summerfield, North Carolina, police watched in horror as a Chevy Blazer full of passengers exploded on NC150 right before their eyes. There were no survivors. Within minutes, the dark clouds hovering in the sky let loose, dumping rain and hail on the grotesque scene. “It was like the Lord was mad,” one officer said later. “Like He was real mad. I mean, really pissed off.”

In the Blazer was Susie Newsome Lynch,...
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We are headed to the great state of Texas, Houston, to be exact. Renee and her 19-year-old daughter Ashley Wilson are very close, talking often, usually every day. There was no answer when Renee tried to reach out on the phone to have their usual chat. Usually, this may scare Renee, but she thought she knew why. Ashley had called her mom a few days earlier to tell her she had some news, and that news came with lots of crying in abo...
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September 6, 2023 38 mins
Content Warning
This episode deals with the rape and death of a young child.

Ten-year-old Holly had been playing with a neighborhood playmate a bit younger than her. When it came time for her friend to go home, Holly didn’t want the little girl to walk back alone. So her mother, Maria, gave her permission to escort her friend home since the walk wasn’t very far, only about six minutes. In fact, it was the same route that Holly took e...
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August 30, 2023 31 mins
Donna Willard, a single mother of three, lived in a tight-knit community of South Philly, doing her best to raise her three children. Her oldest was Todd, 12, with his baby sisters, 10-year-old Donna and 7-year-old Jessica, following. They were the light of her life, and she worked hard as a hairdresser to give them a good life. Donna was petite, weighing just over 80 pounds at 4’10, but she was big in her principles. She believed ...
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In many ways, the Privackys were your average American family. They lived in western Michigan, in rural Dalton township just north of Muskegon. The family consisted of Stephen Privacky, a his wife Linda, and their two sons. Jedidiah, and Seth.

Around noon on November 29th, the already tense family relationships were strained to the breaking point when Seth and his father had yet another fight. Only this time, his father told Seth th...
August 16, 2023 36 mins
Today, we are going to a small town in Iowa called Macedonia. The city is located just outside of Omaha, Nebraska, and boasts a population of around 250 residents. It is the kind of town in America where everyone knows each other, and you can’t get away with much because you are either related to them or someone you know is related to them. When a 37-year-old single mom named Cari Farver disappeared in 2012, it was all hands on dec...
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David and Patricia Stallings married in August of 1988, and with the belief that they were about to embark on their part of the American Dream, the couple bought a small white farmhouse on Lake Wauwanoka in Hillsboro, Missouri

Twenty-four-year-old Patricia gave birth to the couple’s first child, Ryan Stallings, in April of 1989. Even though Ryan suffered from gastronomic distress since birth, the couple were overwhelmingly happy in ...
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August 2, 2023 46 mins
Today we are heading south to a town called Davie, just outside of Florida’s Gold Coast. It is a small town where not a lot happens, and that is precisely how the townfolk like it. A massacre in this sleepy town would disrupt the calm community, leaving them in fear. It would take a long time to finally get justice, but how the case unfolds is genuinely one of the most bizarre.

Join Jen and Cam on this episode of ‘Our True Crime Pod...
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Life in America in the 1950s often conjures up images of an idyllic suburban life. Fueled by unprecedented economic growth after the lean and stressful years of World War II, Americans enjoyed the stability and prosperity that they craved. The innocent and wholesome portrayal of the nuclear family was often depicted in programs like Father Knows Best and Leave it to Beaver as one where every problem could be solved with a good ol’ ...
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July 19, 2023 37 mins
Warning: This episode is graphic. Listener discretion is advised.

It is a rite of passage for many American college students, and that is Spring Break. It’s a time when students can cut loose, drink too much, and make plenty of bad decisions. Whether Palm Springs or Palm Beach, kids flock to the surf, sun, and sand to have a week full of fun. As parents, we know our children are getting older, and we would probably prefer them not t...
Leon Benson spent 24 years in an Indiana state prison for the 1998 murder of a young man named Kasey Schoen. His conviction hinged on the testimony of two eyewitnesses – but what if their memories turned out to be wrong? And what if the people who knew what really happened had never been allowed to speak?

Suspect Season 3: Five Shots in the Dark is the story of two victims: one murdered, one sentenced to life. Follow host Matt Shae...
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Springfield, Missouri, is an unassuming town of historical significance. Located in the southwest portion of the state, Springfield is home to about 170,000 people. And although the city is no stranger to violent crime, as many might remember the now world-famous 1992 disappearance of the Springfield Three, it's mostly a quiet place to live.

Mark and Diane Staudte resided in Springfield with their four children. Mark played the gui...
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It is Saturday morning, Dec 10, 1994, when a phone call from the fancy downtown Atheneum Hotel comes into the police. A hotel guest named Roberta Amos is found dead in the bed. Investigators are sent to the scene. Police ask the 51-year-old Lowell Amos, who goes by Ed, to recount the hours leading up to when he woke up and discovered his 37-year-old wife dead next to him. Ed said the previous night, the couple attended a Holiday ...
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June 28, 2023 52 mins
On April 13, 1984, in a suburb of St Louis, Missouri, eighteen-year-old Mary Towey never showed up to the Friday the 13th party she was hosting at her parents' home.

Within a week, her body would be found, and her murderers arrested. Since it was the 80s, one of her killers would try to use the Satanic Panic to his advantage.

Join Cam and Jen as they discuss Blame It On The Game: Mary Towey

Research and writing by Lauretta Allen
June 21, 2023 45 mins
It is March 17, 1997, and the day is winding down for Killaloe Ontario police superintendent Ken Leppert. As he leaves the Ontario Provincial Police dept, he is greeted by 39-year-old Nancy Filmore. The visibly upset woman demands to speak to a detective. As the two sit down, Nancy tells the detective she is there to talk about Cherrylle Dell. She blasts into name-calling, directed at the 42-year-old widow and mother of three, Cher...
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Content Warning: this episode contains graphic details. Listener discretion is advised.

On October 3, 1997, Nichole Collins and Lauren Barry went camping near Tathra and Bega Roads in New South Wales, Australia. The group was celebrating Labour Day weekend along with Lauren's birthday. At 10 pm on Sunday, October 5, Lauren and Nichole decide to walk to a party in nearby Jellat Jellat, five miles away.

It should have been a safe jour...
It is June 16, 1987, and we are in Nashville, Tennessee, and a beloved church named Emmanuel Church of Christ Oneness Pentecostal has experienced a substantial damaging fire. Detective Robert Moore reports to the scene. He quickly determined that the fire had severely damaged the structure, burning extremely hot. The organ had melted, and the chandeliers had fallen to the ground. The walls were black from soot and smoke damage. Alt...
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This is a case that has stuck with Jen for a few years now.

In late 2015 a breathtaking image of nineteen-year-old Raudha Athif wearing a snow-white sleeveless dress, standing chest high in the cerulean, teal swirl of the Indian Ocean. It wouldn’t take long before the image snagged the attention of Vogue magazine. While being a model is a dream for many young women. Raudha had aspirations of being a doctor like her father.

After re...
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It is January 31, 2012, and a family member decides to drop by the home of 24-year-old Billie Jean Hayworth and her fiance 35-year-old Bill Payne. The couple, who shared a 6-month-old son, had recently gotten engaged and we were excited for the future. A family member who regularly stopped by to check in on the young family was always greeted by the baby crawling around. This time it was different. After not being invited into the ...
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On March 29th, 1995, 17-year-old Deanna Cremins completed a project at school in which the assignment instructed her to list the five most important goals in her life.
These were Deanna’s answers:
  1. To graduate high school.
  2. To find a successful job that I enjoy.
  3. To have a dark green convertible Mustang.
  4. To have a happy family.
  5. To live a long time and healthy. When the assignment asked which of the five things she would choose as the m...
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