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23. Ireland - In the Name of the Father

Church-going family man, Colin Howell, started an illicit affair with Hazel Buchanan, a married woman who attended the same church. In order to be together, they did the unthinkable. The secret of their crime remained between them for 17 years. If Colin Howell did not come forward, would they have gotten away with it? For pictures and more information, join us on Facebook. Want to become a Patron of the podcast? Visit our page at Patreon. This episode’s sponsor: Audible - Audible is...


22. Italy - The Soap Maker of Correggio

Three women vanished from the Northern Italian town of Correggio within the space of a year. Locals looked at local shopkeeper and fortune teller Leonarda Cianciulli for answers. When they uncovered the truth behind the disappearances, the story caused a ripple throughout the world. Not only did this mother of four murder her friends, she used their remains and made it into soap and cakes. For pictures and more information, join us on Facebook. Want to become a Patron of the podcast? Visit...


21. Russia - The Chessboard Killer (aka The Bitsevsky Park Maniac)

Russian serial killer, Alexander Pichuskin killed 48, but possibly as many as 60 people between 1992 and 2006. He initially said that his aim was to kill 64 people, one for every square on a chessboard. Later he recanted his statement, saying that, had he not been caught, he would have carried on killing indefinitely. Had he filled all the squares on one board with victims, he would simply have gone out and bought another board to fill. Before he was caught, he was known as the Bitsevsky...


20. Mexico - The Black Magic Murders of Matamoros

In celebration of Halloween, this week’s episode is somewhat darker than our usual ones. Adolfo Constanzo, also known as El Padrino (or the Godfather), was the leader of a cult who believed that Black Magic would shield their drug cartel from being busted. Adolfo encouraged human sacrifice and countless people fell victim to the cult, later dubbed as Narcosatanists. When American medical student, Mark Kilroy, disappeared after a night out in Matamoros, the cult’s sadistic activities...


19. USA - Miami's Murderous Muscleheads (Part 2)

The story of Danny Lugo and his gang of greedy bodybuilders continues. We learn the fate of the man they kidnapped and extorted: Miami businessman, Marc Schiller. After taking over all of Marc’s assets, they set their sights on the super-wealthy Frank Griga. In a fumbled attempt to repeat what they had done to Marc Schiller, the gang’s plan backfired and things went terribly wrong. Just when you thought things could not possibly get any darker… For pictures and more information, join us...


18. USA - Miami's Murderous Muscleheads (Part 1)

Part 1. The story of Danny Lugo and his gang of bodybuilders was made famous by the movie Pain & Gain, starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson. The movie highlighted the absurdity of the gang’s kidnapping plot against Miami businessman, Marc Schiller. The movie was a comedy, but the true story behind it was far more sinister. For pictures and more information, join us on Facebook. This episode’s sponsor: Audible - Audible is offering Evidence Locker listeners a free audiobook with a...


17. The Netherlands - Sex, Drugs and Dismemberment

Parts of two dismembered bodies were found a day apart. The body parts of Antoinette Bont was found in Groningen, North Netherlands and body of Harry Roo, two hours to the west in a river in Bremen, Germany. Yet, despite all the similarities in the murders, authorities have not been able to link the two cases together. One has been solved, one remains unsolved. In this episode we look at the murders of two Dutch citizens, Harry Ro and Antoinette Bont in 1995. For pictures and more...


16. Indonesia - The Smiling Coffee Killer

She is known as the Coffee Killer. Jessica Wongso, is an Indonesian born Australian resident who poisoned her best friend by lacing her coffee with cyanide. All of this happened in broad daylight, in an upmarket café in Jakarta. The whole act was caught on CCTV camera, yet, Jessica denied guilt. How did their friendship turn so sour, that Jessica decided Mirna Salihin deserved to die? For pictures and more information, join us on Facebook. Audible - Audible is offering Evidence Locker...


15. Scotland - The Schoolboy Assassin

It was June the 2 1994, a summer’s evening in Kirkwall, Orkney. Waiter, 26-year-old Bangladeshi national, Shamol Mahmood, clocked in for his second shift that season. Little did he know, that this would be his last night alive. As Shamol was serving his customers, a masked gunman walked into the restaurant, pointed a pistol at his head and shot him point blank. It would take more than a decade to solve this case, which police referred to as the thousand piece puzzle. And even after they...


14. Canada - Monster of the Miramichi

It was 1989 and the scenic area of New Brunswick’s Miramichi was under siege. Elderly people were brutalized, raped and murdered. Once buzzing with locals and holiday makers, the streets in The Miramichi were quiet. People were simply too scared to go out. They barricaded themselves into their homes. The quiet streets were dotted with police checkpoints and black-suited members of the RCMP Emergency Response Team, patrolled the area with guns, large vans and helicopters. Would police catch...


13. New Zealand - The Lundy Murders

It was a cool Wednesday morning in the peaceful New Zealand city of Palmerston North in August 2000. Glen Weggery arrived at his sister’s house, but no one came to answer the door. As he walked inside, he saw his seven-year-old niece lying on the floor. Her blood-soaked hair covered her face and her head was in an unusual position. Glen immediately knew from the horrific scene that Amber was no longer alive. He made his way to the master bedroom and found his 38-year-old sister’s body on...


12. Bulgaria - The Disappearance of Lars Mittank

After vacationing with friends in the beach resort of Varna in Bulgaria, Lars Mittank arrived at the airport, ready to return home to Germany. CCTV cameras show that Lars walked around the check-in area aimlessly. He seemed calm and relaxed, just like any other traveller, waiting to board his flight. Hours later, Lars was seen running out of the airport, like the devil was chasing him. He left all his things: his phone, his bags, his ID… Witnesses saw him climbing over an 8ft fence and run...


11. Japan - The Hostess Murders

Tokyo, 1992. The mysterious death of a young Australian woman working as a hostess in Japan goes unsolved. Eight years later, a young British woman disappears under similar mysterious circumstances. All eyes turn to wealthy Japanese playboy, Joji Obara – a man who had no known friends and refused to ever have his photo taken. He was eventually dubbed: The Beast with a Human Face. This is a sordid story about what happened to countless foreign women, working in Tokyo in the 1990’s. For...


10. USA - Killer Grandparents: Gerald and Alice Uden

When police arrested 75-year-old Alice Uden at her home, nobody could believe that she was a criminal. There had to be a mistake... How could this grandmother be guilty of any crime other than overcooking a Sunday roast? Her husband, 71-year-old Gerald wasn't home at the time, but when he arrived, police arrested him too. And NOT for the same crime. They were masters at keeping their darkest secrets under wraps – for more than 30 years. For pictures and more information, join us on...


9. UK - The Peterborough Ditch Murders

When father of two, 47-year-old Kevin Lee, did not come home for dinner on Good Friday, 29 March 2013, his wife Cristina knew that he was in trouble. Kevin was a creature of habit. Every night he would come home, have his dinner, watch television with his wife and kids. What she didn’t know, is that Kevin’s burnt-out, light blue Ford Mondeo was about to be found. Passers-by reported the burning car to Triple Nine and fire crews arrived within minutes to extinguish the fire. They knew that...


8. South Africa - The Killing of Inge Lotz

In March 2005, college student Inge Lotz was brutally murdered in her apartment in Stellenbosch, South Africa. When she was discovered, she was seated upright on her sofa where she had been paging through a magazine. There was a copious amount of blood covering her head and face and she was almost unrecognizable. At first, it looked as though she had committed suicide. But Inge had been bludgeoned to death. Police arrived on the scene, and what followed ended up being one of South Africa’s...


7. Brazil - The Family Murders at Campo Belo

In the dead of night, husband and wife, Manfred and Marisia von Richthofen were beaten to death in their bed while they were sleeping. Their teenaged children, Andreas and Suzane von Richthofen discovered their parents’ bludgeoned bodies. What happened at this home on Rua Zacarias de Goís? In a single night, Suzane and Andreas von Richthofen were orphaned. Who would want to hurt this family? For pictures and more information, join us on Facebook Resources YouTube 2006 Interview with...


6. Denmark - The Killing of Kim Wall

Also known as the Submarine Murder or Ubådssagen, this week’s episode tells the sordid details surrounding the murder of Swedish journalist by Danish inventor, Peter Madsen. For pictures and more information, join us on Facebook Kim Wall Memorial Fund: https://www.rememberingkimwall.com/ Resources YouTube Timeline: Investigation into Swedish journalist Kim Wall’s death Case Case: Kim Wall Case The murder of Kim Wall – journalist killed at sea by Peter Madsen Leif GW om mordet på...


5. Australia - The Butcher of Wollongong

As first responders walked through the diabolical crime scene at Albion Park, Australia, they found David O’Hearn's body. A pentagram, an inverted cross and the word ‘SATAN’ were smeared onto the walls in the victim’s own blood. This murder was to become one of the most heinous killings ever committed in Australia. For pictures and more information, join us on Facebook Resources YouTube Deadly Women: Lovers Revenge Deadly Women: Belinda van Krevel Face to Face Special Forensic...


4. USA - The Shooting of Tupac Shakur

It was September 7 1996 – a balmy night in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thousands of people flocked to the glitzy city to watch the Heavyweight Title boxing match between Mike Tyson and Bruce Sheldon. It was the hottest ticket in town: celebrities and millionaires streamed into the MGM Grand to watch the fight. It only took Tyson 50 seconds to knock Sheldon out. Some spectators had not even made it to their seats yet and it was all over. Tyson and Sheldon’s was not the only fight of the night....