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Case 61: The Lin Family

9/30/2017
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The newsagency was always open on time, especially on Saturdays, the busiest morning on the shopping strip. People were standing out the front of the newsagency, staring at a huge pile of papers still bundled on the footpath, and when they tried the door, it was locked. Immediately fearing something was wrong, Kathy and Robert went straight over to Min and Lily’s house to find out why they hadn’t opened their newsagency. They assumed they were either sick or maybe one of the boys had hurt...

Duration:01:03:47

Case 60: Jonestown (Part 3)

9/23/2017
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[Part 3 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you… This is the chilling conclusion to Jonestown. * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-3**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-3/)

Duration:00:59:27

Case 60: Jonestown (Part 2)

9/16/2017
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[Part 2 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you… * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-2**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-2/)

Duration:01:00:12

Case 60: Jonestown (Part 1)

9/16/2017
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[Part 1 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you… * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-1**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-1/)

Duration:01:23:45

Case 59: Amy Lynn Bradley

8/18/2017
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In the autumn of 1998, 23-year-old Amy Lynn Bradley was told by her parents that they had been gifted a Caribbean cruise. Amy wasn’t excited by the news like they were, she had only just moved into her own apartment after graduating from her degree in Physical Education, and she was about to start a new job. She was busy. But more than that, the idea of a cruise across the sea gave her the creeps. She didn’t really want to go. She would be just as happy settling into her new place, which was...

Duration:01:13:17

Case 58: Shannon Matthews

8/12/2017
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It was a school morning, and for once Shannon Matthews had something to look forward to. Her fourth-year class had their first swimming lesson that day, and she had been looking forward to it for ages. Despite the freezing room, she crawled out and sleepily climbed down the ladder to get ready. It didn’t take Shannon long to remember the argument she’d had with her mother Karen Matthews and her stepdad Craig Meehan, the night before. They’d got into it, and Shannon had sworn at Craig… * * *...

Duration:01:03:33

Case 57: Walsh Street

7/29/2017
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Victoria Police Constables Steven Tynan and Damian Eyre’s night shift started on October 11, 1988, at 11:00 pm. Call sign ‘Prahran 311', it had been a shift of routine policing for the pair; a domestic dispute, noisy parties, a drunk in Fitzroy Street, a pub assault on Chapel Street, a smashed shop window, and two activated security alarms… * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit...

Duration:01:48:01

Case 56: Anita Cobby

7/22/2017
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Blacktown is a suburb located in Western Sydney, 37 kilometres away from Sydney’s Central Business District. In the mid-1980’s, drugs, crime and high levels of unemployment were rife in the streets of Blacktown. But it was one particular night that changed everything… * * * Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-56-anita-cobby**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-56-anita-cobby/)

Duration:01:35:54

Case 54: Daniel Morcombe

7/1/2017
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On December 7th, 2003, thirteen-year-old Daniel Morcombe told his brothers he was going to Sunshine Plaza to get a haircut and look for Christmas presents. Shortly after lunch he left his home on Woombye-Palmwoods Road and walked just over one kilometre to an unofficial bus stop located under the Kiel Mountain overpass… * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit...

Duration:01:27:23

Case 53: Bonus 2 – Interview

6/17/2017
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EAR/ONS BONUS EPISODE #2 Interview with Paul Holes Contra Costa County DA Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes spoke with us for the series. You heard him discussing the “Homework Papers" found in Danville as well as his role in finding the DNA match between the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker. We spoke to Paul about his theories and some key questions from our research.

Duration:00:14:21

Case 53: Bonus 1 – Interviews

6/15/2017
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EAR/ONS BONUS EPISODE #1 Interviews with Jane Carson-Sandler & Carol Daly Jane Carson-Sandler survived the brutal attack and rape of the East Area Rapist in the October of 1976\. She is the fifth known survivor. She was in bed with her three-year-old son when they were attacked. Her attack had come off the back of around a month of hang up calls. These calls had escalated, and one time, Jane told the caller to stop, the voice then told her he was going to kill her husband. Police who were...

Duration:00:33:09

Case 53: The East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker (Part 5)

6/3/2017
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[Part 5 of 5] When Part 4 began, it was August 1978\. Sergeant Jim Bevins and Lieutenant Ray Root from the Sacramento Task Force held a special meeting with law enforcement agencies in Contra Costa County… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland **[Download the map of the attacks here](http://casefilepodcast.com/EARONmap5)** **[Download "The Homework" files here](http://casefilepodcast.com/EARONhomework)** For all credits and sources please visit...

Duration:01:31:44

Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1978–1979 (Part 4)

6/3/2017
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[Part 4 of 5] Part 3 began with an emergency press conference in mid-1977\. A composite sketch, as well as a physical and psychological profile of the East Area Rapist, was released. The public were warned to be vigilant. * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland **[Download the map of the attacks here](http://casefilepodcast.com/EARONmap4)** **[Download "The Homework" files here](http://casefilepodcast.com/EARONhomework)** For all credits and sources please visit...

Duration:01:27:38

Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1977–1978 (Part 3)

5/27/2017
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[Part 3 of 5] 1977 started off with a task force being created by the Sacramento Sherriff’s department to catch the East Area Rapist. The crime lab was able to determine that the rapist’s blood was Type A… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland **[Download the map of the attacks here](http://casefilepodcast.com/EARONmap3)** For all credits and sources please visit...

Duration:01:39:17

Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1977 (Part 2)

5/20/2017
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[Part 2 of 5] On June 18th, 1976, the Sacramento Sherriff’s Department responded to a break in, and rape of a young woman. By the end of the year, there were ten attacks in total, all attributed to the one serial offender, who the media dubbed, “The East Area Rapist”… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland **[](casefilepodcast.com/EARONmap2)[Download the map of the attacks here](http://casefilepodcast.com/EARONmap2)** For all credits and sources please visit...

Duration:01:40:25

Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1976 (Part 1)

5/13/2017
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[Part 1 of 5] In 1976, Rancho Cordova was a fairly new, postwar suburb in East Sacramento. Beginning as a housing development in the 50’s by the 70’s it was predominantly a middle-class single story neighbourhood, surrounded by other similar suburbs… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland [](casefilepodcast.com/EARONmap1)[**Download the map of the attacks here**](http://casefilepodcast.com/EARONmap1) For all credits and sources please visit...

Duration:01:53:43

Case 52: Mary & Beth Stauffer, Jason Wilkman

5/6/2017
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Two witnesses saw the male acting suspicious in the car park, hiding in the ditch. He didn’t seem right. What was he doing? But Mary didn’t see the male. Not until it was too late… * * * Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-52-mary-beth-stauffer-jason-wilkman**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-52-mary-beth-stauffer-jason-wilkman/)

Duration:01:56:20

Case 51: Tina Watson

4/22/2017
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In the Coral Sea, off the coast of Northern Queensland, lies the Great Barrier Reef. Seen clearly from space, It is the largest living structure on earth. It is a World Heritage Site and known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Tourists are drawn to the warm, crystal clear waters and bright tropical marine life. A scuba diver’s paradise. * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit...

Duration:02:29:34

Case 50: Jennifer Pan

4/15/2017
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On November 8th, 2010, just after 9.30pm; 25-year-old Jennifer Pan was in her bedroom. She had her TV on and was chatting on the phone while getting ready for bed. She could hear movement downstairs and voices she didn’t recognise. There were people in the house… * * * Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-50-jennifer-pan**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-50-jennifer-pan/)

Duration:02:39:55

Case 49: The Moors Murders (Part 3)

4/1/2017
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[Part 3 of 3] (A recap of part two) Brady and Hindley continued their killing spree, murdering Keith Bennett on the 16th of June 1964, seven months after the murder of John Kilbride. Two months later Hindley’s sister Maureen married David Smith… * * * Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-49-moors-murders-part-3**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-49-moors-murders-part-3/)

Duration:01:56:01

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