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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

101. Sounds Like The Real Deadliest Catch - The Bizarre Murder Of Matt Tancevski

9/17/2019
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In August 1994 a sports fisherman cruising the Hawkesbury River in Sydney Australia got a tug on his line unlike any he'd gotten before. Hauling what he thought was going to be a prize flathead into his boat, he instead encountered pure horror: The macabre remains of a man's body tied to a cross-like rack. Forensic science determined that the man had been killed roughly one year prior - but that's about the only fact that could be determined. Fast forward 25 years - a full quarter-century...

Duration:00:45:49

100. Sounds Like Tragedy On The Interstate - The Carrollton Bus Crash

9/10/2019
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It's the 100th episode of "Just The Tip-Sters" - and Melissa marks the occasion with a tragic story from her home state of Kentucky - in honor of those who perished and in celebration of the positive strides, both culturally and in the law, that sprang forth after that terrible day. On May 14, 1988, a converted school bus carrying 63 (mostly) young teenagers and four adults (including the bus driver) left the Assembly of God church in Radcliff, Kentucky to spend the day at the King's Island...

Duration:01:02:48

99. Sounds Like Two Dead Guys - Times Two

9/3/2019
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This episode Melissa details two unrelated cases involving two sets of two best friends, one case a little weird but solved , the other completely mysterious and just as completely unsolved. In July 2019, school teachers Kenneth Anderson Jr. and Mark Anderson (no relation, believe it or not) were found dead in the swimming pool of a house they were sitting in Davenport Iowa. Local police recently stated that a security camera caught the whole thing, and that it was just a tragic accident -...

Duration:00:58:18

JUST THE TIP-STERS PROMO

9/1/2019
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Our promo! Dig it!

Duration:00:01:02

98. Sounds Like Oliver Stone On Acid - The Mysterious Murder of Karyn Kupcinet

8/27/2019
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Karyn Kupcinet was a beautiful young actress working her way up the Hollywood ladder, using her grit, tenacity (and her dad's solid connections throughout the entertainment industry) to eventually get steady work and even praise for her acting ability. In November 1963 - just 8 days after the Kennedy assassination, Karyn was found murdered in her apartment, strangled to death by an unknown assailant - who remains unknown to this day. But oh, are there ever guesses. From a haunting call to...

Duration:00:56:56

97. Sounds Like More Than Just A Survivor - Mary Vincent's Defiant Will To Live

8/20/2019
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In 1978, while hitchhiking to visit a relative, 15 year-old Mary Vincent was abducted, then repeatedly raped and sodomized, then tortured by 51 year-old Lawrence Singleton, who then attempted to finish the teenager off by cutting both of her arms off with an ax, then kicking her into a drainage ditch. Almost impossibly, young Mary found the will to stuff dirt into the stubs that were once her forearms, crawl out of the ravine and walk - naked and near death - THREE MILES to the nearest...

Duration:00:42:51

96. Sounds Like Carmina Salcido Has A Life Wish

8/13/2019
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In April 1989, Ramon Salcido, a husband and father of three girls, went on a drunken, ghastly, deadly rampage, killing seven people, including his wife, two of his daughters, his mother-in-law, two sisters-in-law and a coworker. What he did with his three daughters was particularly evil - he took them to a dump, slit their throats from ear-to-ear and left them to die in piles of garbage. The sole survivor was young Carmina, the youngest of Salcido's daughters - who was just about to turn 3...

Duration:00:59:02

95. MURDERTIZER - Sounds Like Extradition - Peter Chadwick Update

8/10/2019
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Here's a quick between-regular-episodes MURDERTIZER to abate your appetite for All Melissa, All the Time - and it's got some BIG NEWS - Peter Chadwick, the millionaire (alleged) wife killer who told cops one of the stupidest "my spouse was murdered" stories ever (allegedly) concocted and then, once arrested, got out on bail and (allegedly) skipped the country for four years - has finally been found in southeastern Mexico and extradited earlier this week. Join Melissa as she revels in the...

Duration:00:34:32

94. MURDER NERD UNIVERSITY - Sounds Like Toxicology Saved Brigida McInvale - With Special Guest Dr. Jeff Lapoint

8/6/2019
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SURVIVOR MONTH on Just The Tip-Sters begins with our first edition of MURDER NERD UNIVERSITY - where Melissa focuses on the sciences and practices and interesting people - both in the past and in modern-day criminology - that contribute to the art of criminal justice. In late 2017 Brigida Uto (who later changed her surname back to maiden name McInvale for reasons that will become obvious) got very sick for no apparent reason. The young special needs teacher, who by all accounts had a happy...

Duration:01:12:26

93. Sounds Like Trust Turned Into Tragedy - Who Did Rhianna Barreau Let In The Door?

7/30/2019
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It was October 7, 1992 in Morphett Vale, South Australia, and 12 year-old Rhianna Barreau was on a school holiday. Rhianna, who lived with her mother and brother, wanted to buy a Christmas card for her pen pal in America (remember, this was 1992 and it took awhile for a card to get from Australia to the U.S.). The family lived only about a mile or so away from a local shopping center, so when Rhianna asked her Mom if she could walk there to buy the card for her American friend, Mom said...

Duration:00:58:30

92. Sounds Like A Bad Boy Gone Good - Eugene Vidocq And The Invention Of Criminology

7/23/2019
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Back around the turn of the century...no not 2001....no, no, not 1901...the turn of the century before THAT, in the late 1700s and early 1800s...a young man raised in a good family in France was very busy being a very very bad boy, all over France as well as a good chunk of Europe. His name was Eugene Francois Vidocq, and his penchant for getting into trouble with the law was matched only by his way with the ladies - he was such a rounder that he married no fewer than three times during his...

Duration:01:08:18

91. Savannah Spurlock Update - Sounds Like "You're Under Arrest"

7/16/2019
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Back at Season 2, Episode 28 Melissa covered the missing person case of Savannah Spurlock, a young single mother who lived near Lexington, Kentucky and who disappeared after leaving a bar with two men in January of 2019. Her family's quick response to her disappearance and steadfastness in making sure law enforcement stayed relentless in finding out what happened has been nothing short of phenomenal. In this update of the case, Melissa reports on the recent discovery of remains and clothing...

Duration:00:44:59

90. Sounds Like The Last Cry Of An Honest Man - R. Budd Dwyer's Sad Farewell

7/9/2019
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The tragic 1987 public suicide of Pennsylvania State Treasurer R. Budd Dwyer is one of the most well known, horrifying and sad media events ever to occur in the United States. A media event because Dwyer shot himself in the mouth with a .357 magnum revolver during a live, highly-publicized press conference. Horrifying because it was a snow day and kids were home from school watching TV when it happened. Sad - so sad - because of the details that led to Dwyer's desperate action. In this...

Duration:00:56:43

89. Sounds Like LARPing Gone Bad...Or Something - The David Grubbs Murder - With Special Guest Chief Tighe O'Meara

7/2/2019
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In the dark early evening of November 20, 2011, 23 year-old David Michael Grubbs left his job at a local supermarket in Ashland Oregon, carrying some groceries, to walk home. Just a couple of hours later, David's body was found just off a bike path that was on his route home. The body was nearly decapitated by what police determined was a medium to large blade such as a sword or machete. Now going on eight years since the horrific crime, law enforcement is still struggling to arrest a...

Duration:01:01:33

88. Sounds Like Kin Comes First - Savannah Spurlock And Her Dedicated Family

6/25/2019
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On January 4, 2019 Savannah Spurlock, a 22 year-old mother of 4 who had given birth to twins just a month earlier, was told by her mother that she should take a break and go have some fun. So with grandma watching the kids, Savannah did just that - she and two friends went to downtown Lexington Kentucky for a night on the town and ended up at a place called The Other Bar. After one friend left to be ready for an early day the next morning and the second friend left after she and Savannah had...

Duration:00:58:57

87. Sounds Like Light Shattering Darkness - Jennifer Ertman, Elizabeth Pena And The Quest For Justice

6/18/2019
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Recently a Tip-Ster from Boston - "Tip-Ster Jennifer" - brought a case to Melissa's attention that she had not been aware of - the 1993 murders in Houston Texas of 14 year-old Jennifer Ertman and 16 year-old Elizabeth Pena. The facts of the case are among the most gruesome and disturbing Melissa has ever encountered - but more than the horror of the crimes themselves were two compelling side-stories...one is that Tip-Ster Jennifer was a friend of Jennifer Ertman at the time she was...

Duration:01:16:59

86. Sounds Like A Father's Love - Finding Chase Allen Lackey - With Special Guest Craig Lackey

6/11/2019
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On the last day of June in 2017, Craig Lackey got to watch his 25 year-old son Chase compete in a ballgame in his home town of Houston, Texas. After the game, Craig hugged his son and told him he'd had a great game - and Chase, a dazzlingly cheerful, happy young man and friend to all who knew him, told his dad he loved him. That was the last time Craig saw his son. The next day, Chase was seen walking his dog outside his apartment near the Houston Beltway - and then he vanished. And no one -...

Duration:00:56:56

85. Sounds Like The Cops Don't Trust Us - The Closed (Minded) Search For Peter Chadwick

6/4/2019
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By all appearances, Peter Chadwick is a pretty rotten human. A millionaire British ex-pat living in an exclusive Southern California enclave with his wife and three sons, he suddenly disappears, along with his bride, one day in October 2012. Early the next morning 911 operators some 100 miles away in San Diego get a call from Chadwick, who claims his wife had been killed the previous day, and that he'd been...well...kidnapped...or something...by the killers. Let's just say the police didn't...

Duration:00:56:46

84. Sounds Like A DNA Conundrum - The GEDMatch Opt-In Policy

5/28/2019
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It's been just over a year since the arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo, the alleged Golden State Killer, who was captured through an ingenious ploy by law enforcement, which registered the then-unknown killer's DNA under a dummy name on GEDMatch, a public DNA-based genealogy website. That sample led to distant relatives of DeAngelo who had registered their DNA on GEDMatch. From there, detectives pared down a list of those relatives until DeAngelo's DNA was confirmed to be a match with that of...

Duration:00:44:57

83. MURDERTIZER - Sounds Like San Joaquin Strangeness - Satwant And The Abandoned Big Rig

5/25/2019
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In this special Memorial Day Weekend MURDERTIZER (an appetizer of murder!), Melissa takes a look at a case not even a month old. One that is seemingly solved...or is it? On May 15, 2019 sheriff's deputies in Merced County (in California's San Joaquin Valley) were alerted to a big rig parked on the side of a major Interstate highway. Unlocked. With its motor running. With the driver's wallet and cell phone inside. Strange? Yes. But wait. The driver's body was found several days later in a...

Duration:00:31:01