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At any given time in the world, there are thousands of unsolved murders. Most of them will never be solved. The first 48 hours of a homicide are the most crucial to an investigation. Eventually, leads dry up, witnesses become less cooperative, and cases go cold (unsolved). Meanwhile, detectives continue receiving new homicide cases which push older ones to the back. After a case goes cold, it quickly becomes yesterday’s news. The public and the media will forget about the crime and move onto the next crime story. But do you know who won’t forget about a cold case? The victim’s family and friends. They won’t forget because their case is more than a case file or news story. The victims were sons, fathers, mothers, daughters, or friends. Catch my Killer is a podcast that focuses on the victim's surviving family and friends who give a voice to those who no longer have one. If you are listening and can help bring a killer to justice, please call in your tips. Even the smallest clue could be large enough to break a case wide open. Please be sure to visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by subscribing to my true crime Patreon page. You will receive an extra podcast episode per month (true crime, paranormal or a combination of both.) To subscribe, please visit my Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/catchmykiller.

At any given time in the world, there are thousands of unsolved murders. Most of them will never be solved. The first 48 hours of a homicide are the most crucial to an investigation. Eventually, leads dry up, witnesses become less cooperative, and cases go cold (unsolved). Meanwhile, detectives continue receiving new homicide cases which push older ones to the back. After a case goes cold, it quickly becomes yesterday’s news. The public and the media will forget about the crime and move onto the next crime story. But do you know who won’t forget about a cold case? The victim’s family and friends. They won’t forget because their case is more than a case file or news story. The victims were sons, fathers, mothers, daughters, or friends. Catch my Killer is a podcast that focuses on the victim's surviving family and friends who give a voice to those who no longer have one. If you are listening and can help bring a killer to justice, please call in your tips. Even the smallest clue could be large enough to break a case wide open. Please be sure to visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by subscribing to my true crime Patreon page. You will receive an extra podcast episode per month (true crime, paranormal or a combination of both.) To subscribe, please visit my Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/catchmykiller.

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At any given time in the world, there are thousands of unsolved murders. Most of them will never be solved. The first 48 hours of a homicide are the most crucial to an investigation. Eventually, leads dry up, witnesses become less cooperative, and cases go cold (unsolved). Meanwhile, detectives continue receiving new homicide cases which push older ones to the back. After a case goes cold, it quickly becomes yesterday’s news. The public and the media will forget about the crime and move onto the next crime story. But do you know who won’t forget about a cold case? The victim’s family and friends. They won’t forget because their case is more than a case file or news story. The victims were sons, fathers, mothers, daughters, or friends. Catch my Killer is a podcast that focuses on the victim's surviving family and friends who give a voice to those who no longer have one. If you are listening and can help bring a killer to justice, please call in your tips. Even the smallest clue could be large enough to break a case wide open. Please be sure to visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by subscribing to my true crime Patreon page. You will receive an extra podcast episode per month (true crime, paranormal or a combination of both.) To subscribe, please visit my Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/catchmykiller.

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English


Episodes

Episode 25: Ellen Greenberg: Suicide or homicide?

3/29/2020
Ellen Greenberg was a 27 year old school teacher who lived in Philadelphia. On January 26, 2011, she was found stabbed to death over 20 times inside the apartment she shared with her fiance Samuel Goldberg. Goldberg told the police he had gone to the gym and returned to find Ellen's body. He called the police at 6:33 p.m. The coroner originally ruled Ellen was murdered. But for unknown reasons, Ellen’s death was reclassified as a suicide. The coroner said he was under pressure from...

Duration:00:45:59

Episode 24: The brutal 1972 stabbing death of Cyrena Jane Manning

3/22/2020
For this episode, I spoke to Wendy. Her father was married to a woman named Cyrena Jane Manning. The couple had five children together. Cyrena's ex-husband is Wendy's father. She is seeking justice for her father's first wife. Wendy's father has since passed so she is trying to figure out who killed Cyrena because the murder haunted her father. On 11/20/1972, in Franklin, Pa, Cyrena was at home reading her Bible. Someone approached her from behind and brutally stabbed her to death. It was...

Duration:00:35:47

Episode 23: The Jolissa Rangel homicide

3/15/2020
For this episode, I spoke to Melissa who lost her sister Jolissa to a senseless homicide. On October 25, 2013, in Edinburg, Texas, Jolissa had just returned home from work. Shortly after arriving home, security cameras captured three men approaching her apartment. The men shot through her door and killed her instantly. Jolissa was a young mother who was preparing for her 21st birthday. She had a son who was 2 at the time of his mother’s death. There were 3 trucks leaving the scene of the...

Duration:00:39:09

Episode 22: The death of Ryan Kinnion

3/8/2020
For this episode, I spoke to Osanna. She’s like many other mothers across the country. She’s probably just like your mother. She has children that she loves dearly. Unfortunately, she experienced a pain that many parents will never experience. She outlived her oldest son. His name was Ryan Kinnion. Today, her world has changed. She no longer has her son. All she has left are pictures and memories. In September 2014, someone left Ryan to die alongside a road. There are people who know what...

Duration:00:51:44

Episode 21: The unsolved murder of Mary Jane Reed (part 2 of 2)

3/1/2020
For the conclusion of the Mary Jane Reed story, I spoke to Mike Arians, who was the mayor of Oregon, Illinois from 1999 to 2003. Mike is also the owner of an Illinois restaurant called the Roadhouse which has been featured by various media sources as being haunted. You see, it was formerly known as The Stenhouse, which plays an important part in the murders of Mary Jane Reed and Stanley Skridla. Mike Arians and Warren Reed, the younger brother of Mary Jane Reed still want to find out who...

Duration:01:09:34

Episode 20: The unsolved murder of Mary Jane Reed (part 1 of 2)

2/23/2020
For this episode I spoke to Mike Arians, who was the mayor of Oregon, Illinois from 1999 to 2003. Mike is also the owner of an Illinois restaurant called the Roadhouse which has been featured by various media sources as being haunted. You see, it was formerly known as The Stenhouse, which plays an important part in the murders of Mary Jane Reed and Stanley Skridla. For many years, Mike Arians and Warren Reed, the younger brother of Mary Jane Reed have tried to find out who killed Mary Jane...

Duration:01:02:26

Episode 19: The unsolved murder of professional boxer "Jesse James" Hughes

2/16/2020
For this episode I spoke to Mandy, who is knowledgeable about the case of a murdered former professional boxer named James Melvin Hughes. In the boxing world, his nickname was Jesse James who was found dead in July 1995. He was a welterweight with 31 fights. He won 23 of those fights. His last fight was with Nick Rupa, which he won. He seemed destined for greatness. He won 5 of his last 6 fights and had earned the chance for a big payday. Hughes was supposed to fight for the International...

Duration:00:43:06

Episode 18: The death of Liberty "Libby" Rose German in Delphi, Indiana

2/10/2020
For this episode I spoke to Carrie, who is the mother of a teenager named Liberty Rose German. She went by Libby. On February 13th, 2017, Libby and her friend Abigail Williams were dropped off near the Monon High Bridge, just east of Delphi, Indiana. Unfortunately, the girls would never be seen alive again. The missing girls were found deceased on Feb. 14, 2017, around 50 feet from Deer Creek and a half mile east of the bridge on the Delphi Historic Trails in Carroll County,...

Duration:00:46:22

Episode 17: The violent murder of Joyner Ondimu

2/3/2020
On February 8, 2005, Joyner Ondimu was found murdered in her Newark, Delaware apartment. Someone had violently beaten her to death. Joyner was from Kenya and attended nursing school before her life was taken by a vicious killer. In this episode, I interviewed Sarita, who was Joyner's best friend. For 15 years, she has waited for Delaware police to arrest her friend's killer. When Joyner died, three of her cousins were inside the apartment. They all claimed they didn't hear anything. Sarita...

Duration:00:37:11

Episode 16: Whatever happened to Melanie Meleney?

1/27/2020
For this episode I spoke to Willa and Jessica, who are both friends of Melanie Meleney, who was reported missing on October 13, 2018. Ten days later, a body part later confirmed to be hers was found along Marley Creek, behind the Church of the Good Shepherd. The body part was a leg. Melanie was last seen at her home at the Chesapeake Glen Apartments in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Melanie’s son Ryan Rose told a local news station that the family doesn’t know anything about what happened to his...

Duration:00:45:01

Episode 15: The shooting death of Jody LeCornu

1/20/2020
For this episode I spoke to Jenny Carrieri whose twin sister Jody LeCornu was murdered in Baltimore, Maryland. The LeCornu sisters were best friends and did everything together. Although Jenny moved away from Maryland, the sisters kept in touch by phone. Unfortunately, the happiness of the LeCornu sisters ended with a single bullet on a cold winter evening in 1996. Although one sister died, the other one suffers from a wound that will never heal. It’s called a broken heart. On March 2,...

Duration:00:43:41

Episode 14: Vickie Lynn Brekke: Dead in the Nevada desert

1/13/2020
For this episode I spoke to sisters Deni and Dusty, who are the nieces of Vickie Lynn Brekke who was murdered in 1978. She was only 15. Vickie died over four decades ago and her family still has no answers. On May 7, 1978, Vickie Brekke, 15, left her Las Vegas home to visit her best friend as she often did. However, Vickie never made it to the friend’s house. The next day (May 8th) Vickie’s body was found in the desert. Someone had strangled her. In this interview, Deni and Dusty said their...

Duration:00:42:11

Episode 13: Ashley Watkins: Death in the woods

1/6/2020
Ashley Watkins had a difficult life. She married the wrong man, had issues with drugs and fell into the wrong crowd. Regardless, her mother Carol Oettle always stood by her side. Unfortunately, on December 1, 2018, the two women had a disagreement. Ashley left the house and went to visit her boyfriend. Carol assumed they would make up after Ashley cooled off. Unfortunately, mother and daughter never settled their differences. After Ashley left, Carol would never see her middle daughter alive...

Duration:00:45:11

Episode 12: The tragic death of 16-year-old Jamie Anderson

12/30/2019
Jamie Anderson was a 16-year-old Sophomore at Carlisle High School in Carlisle, Ohio. She was a typical teenager. Her mother said Jamie was a good kid but was going through a rough period in her life. Linda told me that Jamie was removed from her home because of domestic violence within the household. Although Jamie was placed in foster care she still had dreams of a bright future. Unfortunately, her life tragically ended on April 23 after being struck by a train. Was it an accident or...

Duration:00:36:35

Episode 11: The mysterious death of Tanner Barton

12/23/2019
On April 22, 2012, Tanner Barton was found dead at a friend's house. Originally, it was thought he died from a medical issue. Michelle Barton, Tanner's mother, began looking into her son's death and has many unanswered questions. For instance, after reviewing pictures of the death scene, Tanner's shoes were missing. And then there was the question of the toxicology reports. Three of them were completed and all three had different results. How was this possible? Michelle believes that her...

Duration:01:25:18

Episode 10: The poisoning death of private investigator Jim Cappello

12/16/2019
In 2018, a private investigator named Jim Cappello had called his sister. He said he wasn't feeling well. Jamie Weast was Jim's older sister. Her instincts as a nurse told her that this could be serious. She spoke to Jim's wife Nicole about the matter. Nicole Cappello was also a nurse. She told Jamie not to worry. She would look after Jim. Within days, Jim would be found dead and his wife Nicole would be arrested and charged with killing Jim by poisoning him. For this episode, I spoke to...

Duration:00:51:43

Episode 9: The tragic death of Mark "Bizz" Williams

12/9/2019
For this episode I spoke to Tamara Williams about the death of Mark "Bizz" Williams, her twin brother. It was a hot summer day on July 31, 2014 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania when a construction worker came upon a dead body in the 7300 block of Bennett Street in Homewood. The victim, was a 48-year-old man named Mark Williams. He was laying face down in the grass. Someone had killed him with a single shot to his head. It’s believed he was killed several hours before his body was found. According...

Duration:01:01:59

Episode 8: The deaths of Jason Bolton & Luke Griffin

12/2/2019
In this week's episode, I spoke to Tomi Bolton Schmid, who has experienced the deaths of her brother Jason Bolton and her son Luke Griffin. In 1991, while walking home from a party, it's been reported that Jason was accidentally struck by a vehicle and died from his injuries. Jason's family believes he was murdered. Twenty five years after Jason's questionable death, Tomi's son Luke was found dead on his property. It's been ruled he committed suicide. Tomi, however, is on the fence about her...

Duration:01:08:31

Episode 7: Who killed and buried Derek Winnig underneath a garage?

11/25/2019
This week's episode is about a man who was murdered in Canada. On Sept. 29, 2017, Derek Minnig’s body was found at 118 Avenue and 96 Street in North Edmonton. Derek was recovered from underneath a north Edmonton garage. Before his body was discovered, his family had reported him missing four months earlier. The police have not revealed how Derek was killed. Lynn Macgregor, who is Derek’s mother is seeking answers about what happened to her son. She is still hoping that someone will do the...

Duration:00:28:33

Episode 6: Who killed Terry "Bubba" Rewis on a lonely dark road in 2002?

11/18/2019
Terry Brooks Rewis was found dead along Highway 56 in Emanuel County, Georgia. It was ruled he was the victim of a hit and run. Terry, aka as "Bubba," had spent the evening at a festival with a group of friends, but, for unknown reasons, he left and made the six-mile trek home alone. Unfortunately, he never made it home. Today, the Emanuel County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia State Patrol have made no progress in finding Terry’s killer. Over the years, Jeannie has heard various rumors...

Duration:00:51:07