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Murder! Mystery! Yoga! Melissa Morgan hosts a raucous, often funny, always compelling adventure into murders and mysteries and other weirdness she finds compelling. Looking into solved and unsolved murder mysteries and looking for tips from anywhere, from anyone, on anything, Melissa's curiosity and love of detective work and forensic science is contagious. Melissa's sense of humor and interest in spirituality also make for a wild ride. She has written for a natioally-syndicated comedy radio show AND teaches yoga. All of which makes for a truly fascinating, enjoyable listening exerience. Send your tips on ANYTHING to Melissa Morgan by sending an email to JTTIPSTERS@GMAIL.COM - or call the Tip-Ster Hotline and leave a voice mail message at (832) TIP-STER - (832-847-7837)!

Murder! Mystery! Yoga! Melissa Morgan hosts a raucous, often funny, always compelling adventure into murders and mysteries and other weirdness she finds compelling. Looking into solved and unsolved murder mysteries and looking for tips from anywhere, from anyone, on anything, Melissa's curiosity and love of detective work and forensic science is contagious. Melissa's sense of humor and interest in spirituality also make for a wild ride. She has written for a natioally-syndicated comedy radio show AND teaches yoga. All of which makes for a truly fascinating, enjoyable listening exerience. Send your tips on ANYTHING to Melissa Morgan by sending an email to JTTIPSTERS@GMAIL.COM - or call the Tip-Ster Hotline and leave a voice mail message at (832) TIP-STER - (832-847-7837)!
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Murder! Mystery! Yoga! Melissa Morgan hosts a raucous, often funny, always compelling adventure into murders and mysteries and other weirdness she finds compelling. Looking into solved and unsolved murder mysteries and looking for tips from anywhere, from anyone, on anything, Melissa's curiosity and love of detective work and forensic science is contagious. Melissa's sense of humor and interest in spirituality also make for a wild ride. She has written for a natioally-syndicated comedy radio show AND teaches yoga. All of which makes for a truly fascinating, enjoyable listening exerience. Send your tips on ANYTHING to Melissa Morgan by sending an email to JTTIPSTERS@GMAIL.COM - or call the Tip-Ster Hotline and leave a voice mail message at (832) TIP-STER - (832-847-7837)!

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Episodes

S1/E46 - Tastes Like Chef Daniel Brophy Chose The WRONG Wife

9/18/2018
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In this week's podcast, Melissa rips a story directly from the headlines in a shocking, still-developing story out of Oregon, where Chef Daniel Brophy - a professor and chef at a prestigious school for the culinary arts - was found on the floor dying from a gunshot wound in one of the institute's kitchens in June 2018. Just three months later, Brophy's wife, Nancy - a writer of romance/mystery novels - was arrested for the murder. But the police have convinced a judge to keep the reasons for...

Duration:00:40:47

S1/E45 - Tastes Like Catching An Unknown Serial Killer: The Brilliance of Barbara Rae-Venter

9/10/2018
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Who could have guessed that the trail to catching the infamous Golden State Killer led straight through the brilliant mind of a retired attorney, medical doctor and Ph.D. who took on genealogy as a hobby! But that's exactly what happened when Det. Paul Holes recruited then 69 year-old Barbara Rae-Venter after reading about her phenomenal work two years earlier in San Bernardino. In this episode Melissa explains in detail how Dr. Rae-Venter used her scientific and deductive skills to help...

Duration:00:49:34

S1/E44 - The Golden State Killer Part 6 - Tastes Like KGSK Is On The Air!

9/4/2018
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Kicking September off with a Big Bunch of a Bang, Melissa covers some fascinating new ground in the ongoing prosecution of Joseph D'Angelo, the accused Golden State Killer. Including a discussion of the brilliant legal move made by the Contra Costa County District Attorney to turn what could have been a legal dead end into a possible new prosecutorial avenue to get justice for more victims...a background profile of one of the unsung (hopefully soon to be loudly sung) heroes of the case - a...

Duration:00:45:25

S1/E43 - MURDERTIZER - Tastes Like Yoga Balls Are A Gassss...!!!

8/30/2018
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Here's a short but savory MURDERTIZER for your mid-week snack! This time featuring a yellow Mini Cooper, a professor of anesthesiology and a big, bouncy yoga ball...oh, and of course, MURDER. When Professor Khaw Kim-sun's wife and daughter were found dead in their family car on a Hong Kong street, there appeared to be no signs of trauma or any other reason for their mysterious passing. What the police ended up discovering was downright inventive - but as with so many murder plots, a greater...

Duration:00:17:00

S1/E42 - Tastes Like That Time We Got In The Middle Of A Murder Investigation - The Tragic And Clumsy Homicide Of Pamela Fayed

8/28/2018
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...so then...there was that time when Melissa and Producer Mark were sitting down to dinner...and then...the phone rang...and then... - And what a night it was, when Producer Mark's job called him down to the scene of a murder in a building owned by the company he works for. And guess who tagged along? If you guessed Melissa, you get a gold "Just The Tip-Ster" star! From that first harrowing night at the scene to the police investigation to the prosecution of the perpetrators, Melissa takes...

Duration:01:02:31

S1/E41 - Tastes Like Cap'n Christina Has A Past: The Lyerla Murders

8/21/2018
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So what is a girl to do when she's kinda sorta, you know, DONE with her husband and baby and wants to spend more time with her daddy-figure lover? Well - according to some (not us! don't look at us!), you do what Cynthia Knox (allegedly) did - pay to have the ball 'n' chain slaughtered and drown the kid yourself. Oh. And then when the in-laws take exception to your plan and come after you, you simply move to another state, steal a dead girl's identity and become a...wait for it...licensed...

Duration:00:53:41

S1/E40 - Tastes Like The Car Guy Did It - The Disappearance Of The Salomen Family

8/14/2018
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When Shlomo (Sol) Salomen, his wife and two children suddenly disappeared from their suburban Northridge California home in October of 1982, nothing seemed to make sense. But as the serene picture of a happy family life was peeled away, a seamy and steamy truth started to emerge - about Sol's family life, his lifestyle and, most importantly, his business and his business associates. When one of those associates was tried - three times - and finally acquitted of murdering the Salomens - whose...

Duration:01:14:58

S1/E39 - MURDERTIZER - GSK Update And Tip-Sters Two Cents

8/10/2018
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A zesty MURDERTIZER wherein Melissa discusses the recent Oxygen Network documentary "Golden State Killer: Main Suspect," which features many new insights and interviews with friends and colleagues of accused GSK Joseph James D'Angelo. PLUS Melissa reveals breaking news regarding two new cases from 1974 and 1975 that send a strong hint that the Golden State Killer's murderous ways started long before anyone suspected - until now. AND Melissa checks in with listener comments and emails in...

Duration:00:51:08

S1/E38 - Tastes Like CSI-Aye-Aye: The Scripted Suicides of Alan Abrahamson And Tom Hickman

8/7/2018
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Who woulda thunk it? Two very different guys - ten years apart - used the sub-sub story line of an episode of a TV crime procedural from 2003 and (almost) successfully make it work in real life! Or...er..death... On this episode of JUST THE TIP-STERS Melissa takes a look into the deaths of two men - one from just weeks ago in 2018 in Florida and another from a decade ago in New Mexico, both of which at first glance appeared to be murders But solid detective work and a search of the archives...

Duration:00:49:24

S1/E37 - The West Mesa Murders Part 3 Featuring Todd Kohlhepp - Tastes Like Multiple Persons Of Interest

7/31/2018
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Melissa wraps up her examination of the West Mesa Murders in Albuquerque with a closer look at the multiplicity of possible persons of interest in the case - and not just the most obvious ones. Along the way, Melissa introduces us to the story of creepy genius murderer Todd Kohlhepp - who, while not the most likely culprit in the New Mexico slayings, demonstrates the potential of how any number of nasty rat bastards could have buried all those bodies out on the mesa.

Duration:00:58:22

S1/E36 - GSK Update And West Mesa Murders Part 2 - Tastes Like Tragedy

7/24/2018
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First things first - an update on a couple of new newzbitz on the Golden State Killer prosecution and things we're learning about people and events on the periphery of the investigation (boffo stuff!). And then Melissa continues her look into the still-unsolved West Mesa Murders in Albuquerque with profiles of each of the known victims in the case and their stories. With the case still unsolved, and with so much uncertainty over the "Lost Girls" still classified as missing from the period of...

Duration:00:56:26

S1/E35 - MURDERTIZER - Tip-Ster Two Cents - Tastes Like Listener Emails

7/20/2018
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In this short but totally sweet MURDERTIZER, Melissa reads some comments and suggestions from listeners and hands out some big thanks to other fans of the podcast. We love our listeners and we love hearing from them even more!

Duration:00:26:34

S1/E34 - The West Mesa Murders Part 1 - Tastes Like Bones

7/17/2018
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Melissa takes a first look at the West Mesa Murders in Albuquerque - murders that happened over a long stretch of time but were not discovered until a mass grave was discovered on the mesa outside of town in 2009. An incredibly frustrating case - especially for the families of the "Lost Girls" who went missing in the years before the discovery of the bones on the mesa - the majority of whom are still missing and who (for all the authorities know) may be buried in other mass graves. To add to...

Duration:00:40:21

S1/E33 - Tastes Like Homicide Pie And A Bad Movie - The Murder Of Adrienne Shelly

7/10/2018
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In a delicious mix of serious storytelling, film reviewing and humor, Melissa cuts loose on bad screenwriting AND awful murder as she looks at the life, career and death of writer/director/producer/actor Adrienne Shelly - who was murdered in her New York City office apartment in 2006, just when things were just starting to hit the bigtime for her. Her indy film "Waitress" had just been named to debut at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival when she was killed, and the film has gone on since...

Duration:00:41:40

S1/E32 - The Golden State Killer Part 5? - Tastes Like A Familiar Crime Scene - GSK and Patricia Neufeld?

7/3/2018
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Those question marks in the title of this episode are there for a reason - because a real mystery is evolving regarding the unsolved 1978 murder of Patricia Neufeld in Garden Grove, California. Originally attributed to a different mass murderer - who to this day denies Neufeld was "one of his" victims, a fresh look at the case reveals haunting similarities between the Orange County housewife's homicide and the M.O. of you-know-who (that would be the Golden State Killer for those of you just...

Duration:00:43:00

S1/E31 - Tastes Like Not A Very G'Day Mate - The Evil Sprees of Christopher Wilder

6/26/2018
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Nearly killed at birth. Nearly drowned as a toddler. Australian transplant to America, where he becomes a rich South Florida playboy. Stone cold sexual predator. One of the deadliest spree killers in U.S. history. As Melissa explains in this episode, all of those descriptions apply to Christopher Wilder, who in less than three months in early 1984 wrote the swansong to his scabrous 39-year life by abducting and raping (at least) 12 women, killing (at least) 8 of them over a six-week...

Duration:00:34:23

S1/E30 - The Golden State Killer Part 4 - Tastes Like No Plea And A S***load Of Evidence

6/18/2018
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it's been less than two months since the arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo, the alleged Golden State Killer - but WOW has new information been pouring out about the case ever since. In this episode, Melissa goes through the search warrant served on the accused and the indictment - including new previously unpublicized allegations of creepy doings that are hard to believe (but, well, not that hard to believe). PLUS - a social media comment dialogue unearths a chilling, daring and ultimately...

Duration:00:49:36

S1/E29 - Tastes Like A Hit Man Hired From A Yelp Review - The Mary Morris Murders

6/11/2018
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One of the most frustrating cold cases in America comes to Melissa straight out of Houston Texas, where in late 2000 two completely unrelated women who happened to share the same exact first and last names were killed just four days apart. Could the first Mary Morris have been killed in a completely coincidental car fire? Could a serial killer be on the loose who hates the word combo "Mary + Morris?" Or is it more likely that the two murders were the result of a bizarre comedy/tragedy of...

Duration:00:43:40

S1/E28 - Tastes Like Life Imitated Art Imitating Life - John List and Ed Sherman and BLACKOUT

6/4/2018
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A blast from Melissa's college days turns into a rollercoaster ride of Murder-to-Movie- to-Murder! A recollection of a movie from 1985 called "Blackout" - released when Melissa was still in college - pops in to her memory banks as she looks into the 1971 case of John List, who murdered his wife, children and mother in the most macabre way and went on the lam for nearly two decades before "America's Most Wanted" finally smoked him out. Was "Blackout" based on the List murders? You decide! BUT...

Duration:00:50:33

S1/E27 - Tastes Like Half Of Buffalo Bill - The Horror Of Gary Heidnik

5/28/2018
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When one of our beloved Tip-Sters - Laurencia all the way from Maine! - sent Melissa an email to suggest this gruesome little tale, we were surprised to learn that its subject - Pennsylvania's own Gary Heidnik - was one of TWO real-life killers writer Thomas Harris used to create his monstrous "Buffalo Bill" character in "Silence of the Lambs." We knew that Harris had used mass murderer Ed Gein to create his character, but we'd never heard of Heidnik. Laurencia - who's actually written a...

Duration:01:05:28