What Happens in the Woods

What Happens in the Woods

We're just your average couple, living normal lives, who happen to be obsessed with everything related to true crime. Shortly after relocating to the great Pacific Northwest, we realized there were stories upon gruesome stories to be told from this region. And we want nothing more than to share them with you. So come join us every first and third Friday of the month as we take a deep look into the dark and twisted. It isn't for the feint of heart, but we promise it will be worth it. And remember...what happens in the woods, stays in the woods.


January 20, 2023 64 min
Jess and Brice are back with new episodes! Thank you everyone for sticking in there with us while we were away! We had some much-needed time off but missed doing what we love and interacting with all of you.
In this episode, we talk about an amazing survival story of a young woman and the man responsible for the torture and murder of her family. If child sexual abuse is a trigger, please know that we are tackling this topic in this ...
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The Canadian Greyhound Bus Cannibal

Hello, friends! Join Jess, Brice, and our special guest Dean around the campfire while Mara takes the reins and tells us about the shocking case of the killing of young Tim McLean.

Tim McLean was just 22 years old when he boarded Greyhound bus 1170 bound for Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. On the fateful day of July 30th, 2008, he lost his life to Vince Li. Mara tells us about the stabbing and eventu...
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Welcome back Campers. We give an update on episodes and what is happening in the Woods. Our recent collaborations and future collaborations.

In this episode, we have a guest, Carmita Thompson. Carmita is the host of Missing in the PNW Podcast. She will tell us the story of Esmerelda "Kit" Mora. Kit is an LGBTQ 17-year-old who is two-spirit, non-binary, asexual, and uses they/them pronouns. They had a horrible childhood grow...
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It’s 1989 and Sgt. Bill Foulk purchased a home in one of Tacoma’s worst neighborhoods. The street was home to one of the most notorious street gangs Washington has ever known, the hilltop street gang. Sgt Foulk and his neighbors witnessed numerous drug deals and illegal activities and reported this to authorities several times. But when that failed to garner a police response Sgt. Foulk had no problem confronting The Hilltop crips ...
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Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Children of all ages, here we present our annual tradition and collaboration with our podcast besties... the fabulous ladies, Cristy and Beth from Crimes & Closets!!!

This year we are talking about spooky and scary stories for Halloween. This episode we have on the M I C the Killer B's ... Beth and Brice.

Brice will regale us with stories and traditions from the Philippines. Facts about...
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October 14, 2022 56 min
This is our presentation from the Pacific Northwest True Crime fest from October 8th & 9th, 2022. This was a Live event where we got to meet so many fans and other podcasters. Not to mention all the vendors and even Crimedoor were at the event. The event was a great success and we hope to be back next year! We hope to see even more of you there next year too!

Hope you enjoy Jess' presentation!
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Hello campers! We’re frantically getting ready for the PNW True Crime Fest, which is one week away! But we still have time to bring you a fresh case for this episode.

Kaylee Birdzell was a young, beautiful and much loved woman who was brutally murdered in August of 2022. A suspect was quickly found and was awaiting his arraignment when he decided to make an attempt to end his life in jail. Sadly, the details of all of this senseless...
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Welcome back to the campfire, friends! We have a very sordid tale of love, lies, murder and…time travel? This episode has a little bit of everything.

The victim, in this case, Anna Repkina, was a bright and lovely young woman searching for a partner to share her life with. Little did she know that her search would take her across the globe to a small Oregon town, ultimately to her death.

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September 2, 2022 51 min
Happy Friday, Campers! What better way to kick off your weekend than with a new episode from your favorite podcast.

In this episode, Brice and Jess talk about a cold case that got a second chance at being solved with DNA evidence. It doesn’t go as investigators hope, but at least there is some closure for the victim's family.

Don’t forget! We are excited to be part of the Pacific Northwest True Crime Fest on October 8th and 9th....
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August 19, 2022 71 min
We're back! Did you miss us?

Your favorite podcasting duo is ready to start off our next season of true crime cases for your listening pleasure.

In this episode, we go back to the roaring '20s… 1920s. At a time when women were becoming more daring, alcohol was prohibited but found around every corner and the nation was reeling from WWI.

Sylvia Gaines was looking towards a bright future. She had just graduated from Smith, move...
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July 15, 2022 58 min
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July 6, 2022 56 min
All good things must come to an end...

Sadly we have reached the end of the 4th season of fuckery. We've had a blast getting together and talking about the stories we have brought to you. A deep and heartfelt thanks from us here at What Happens in the Woods for listening in and supporting our shenanigans!

Enjoy the show!

Beware of what jobs you find online:

Cameras don't belong in vents:
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June 29, 2022 50 min
It's Wednesday and you know what that means! Wtf stories are coming your way!

This week we have a very special guest as Jess and Colin's mom joins in the fuckery, along with everyone's favorites Olivia.

Buckle in, we're here for the wtf wild ride!

The confessions at this catholic church don't compare to what happens inside it:


This guy's weapon of choice is also his tattoo of choice:

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June 22, 2022 38 min
Happy Wednesday everybody and welcome to the next installment of WTF Wednesday, your favorite midweek break.

This week there is a hostile takeover! This week's host is none other than Brice! We are also joined By guest hosts Colin and Olivia.

This week we learn about Jess and Colin’s adventures in California and Olivia's new obsession.

Well, let's get to it!

In this week’s show we talk about fuckery in California:

A man ...
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June 15, 2022 38 min
It's Hump Day and you know what that means...Welcome to another WTF Wednesday!
We continue this episode with help from guest hosts Colin and Olivia.

This week we talk about the fuckery in Texas:
Woman tries to buy baby at the Walmart self-checkout


Be careful when taking to Winnebago through windows


Please don't get your sex change operations from cannibals


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June 8, 2022 33 min
Is it time for a new WTF Episode already?!? YES!
This week we are joined by Jess's brother Colin and the infamous Olivia. There is plenty of fuckery to be had, so let's go!

The San Jose PD has a problem:


Washington couple wanted by FBI for Ponzi scheme:


Are you happy to see me or is that a crossbow in your sweats?


The M...
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June 1, 2022 36 min
Did you miss us? Everyone’s favorite series is back!

WTF Wednesdays are here and live for your listening pleasure, campers!

Since this is a family affair, you know we had to bring back Mara and Olivia to kick off the next 6 weeks of fuckery. We have a TON of stories to share that will have you muttering, “What the fuck?” to yourself. Sadly, there is no Florida Fuckery in this episode, but have no fear, it’s on its way.

Have a crazy s...
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April 20, 2022 103 min
We continue our collaboration with the True Crime Cat Lawyer Podcast with a case that rocked the small community of Dixmoor, Illinois in the early 1990s.

5 teenage boys were accused and convicted of the brutal murder and sexual assault of their young 14-year-old classmate, Cateresa Matthews. But did any of them actually commit the crime? Cateresa Matthews and her family deserved to have justice, and eventually, justice did come, but...
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April 13, 2022 55 min
We are kicking off our collaboration with the True Crime Cat Lawyer Podcast with a case that rocked the small community of Dixmoor, Illinois in the early 1990s.

5 teenage boys were accused and convicted of the brutal murder and sexual assault of their young 14-year-old classmate, Cateresa Matthews. But did any of them actually commit the crime? Cateresa Matthews and her family deserved to have justice, and eventually, justice did co...
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DNA has been a marvelous tool in forensic science for around 20 years now. It has helped solve cold cases, long thought to be unsolvable. Used to fight wrongful convictions where there was little hope of the truth ever surfacing. But it has also been used to point to guilty people who hope to escape the criminal system.

One of the true crime’s most well-known Detectives, Robert Keppel, who is known for his contributions to Ted Bundy...
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