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A bi-weekly true crime podcast focused exclusively on murdered and missing persons cases out of the Houston Metro area. Explore the city's diverse and eclectic culture while examining the darker stories that weave the downtown streets and flow out down the bayous. No stranger to crime, Houston has thousands of stories to tell, from unsolved murder mysteries to current missing persons cases. See H-Town in a new light, a light inclusive to every victim in Houston, no matter the sex, race, or income. Let's show the true crime world how the fourth largest city in the US deals with crime and violence. Also, how Boomtown can come together as a city to help a neighbor, many of whom have lived far too long without answers.

A bi-weekly true crime podcast focused exclusively on murdered and missing persons cases out of the Houston Metro area. Explore the city's diverse and eclectic culture while examining the darker stories that weave the downtown streets and flow out down the bayous. No stranger to crime, Houston has thousands of stories to tell, from unsolved murder mysteries to current missing persons cases. See H-Town in a new light, a light inclusive to every victim in Houston, no matter the sex, race, or income. Let's show the true crime world how the fourth largest city in the US deals with crime and violence. Also, how Boomtown can come together as a city to help a neighbor, many of whom have lived far too long without answers.

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A bi-weekly true crime podcast focused exclusively on murdered and missing persons cases out of the Houston Metro area. Explore the city's diverse and eclectic culture while examining the darker stories that weave the downtown streets and flow out down the bayous. No stranger to crime, Houston has thousands of stories to tell, from unsolved murder mysteries to current missing persons cases. See H-Town in a new light, a light inclusive to every victim in Houston, no matter the sex, race, or income. Let's show the true crime world how the fourth largest city in the US deals with crime and violence. Also, how Boomtown can come together as a city to help a neighbor, many of whom have lived far too long without answers.

Language:

English


Episodes

Power, Pleasure, & Psychosis

4/5/2020
What drives someone to kill? Survival? Sickness? Desire? Listen in as CC tells the story of three Houston women, Christine Paolilla, Karla Faye Tucker, and Andrea Yates, who murdered for three distinct reasons - Power, Pleasure, &...

Duration:00:43:38

Morbid

11/24/2019
Short, sweet, and deliciously morbid. Let CC take you inside the mind of a murderer and hear what it's like when Matthew McCombs seeks to satisfy his morbid...

Duration:00:34:03

Kent McGowen

11/3/2019
In Episode 21 we breakdown a case where the checks and balances failed, and failed miserably. How does a person who leaves a trail of red flags everywhere they go, continue to have opportunities to terrorize the Houston community? One August night everything would hit a breaking point and someone would pay for other's shortcomings.https://www.houstonpress.com/news/killer-behind-th…https://smile.amazon.com/Warrant-Kill-Story-Obsess…

Duration:01:08:30

713 Day!

11/2/2019
B & CC are back with a bang and a whole lot of Houston true crime to celebrate The Houston Holiday - July 13 aka 713 day. Come be a Houstonian for the day and listen to us discuss everything from Texas Equusearch to the Texas legislature making an oopsie, the girls dish it all in Episode 20.

Duration:01:12:28

Joan Robinson Hill

11/2/2019
Joan Robinson Hill led a glamorous life in mid-century Houston. She was beautiful, rich, and very successful in the equestrian world. She would marry John Hill, later Dr. John Hill, and she was determined to make her third marriage last. As the Hill’s moved up in Houston society, their personal lives would suffer, eventually ending in tragedy. This infamous Houston case still resonates with residents today, leaving everyone to wonder what really happened in the house on Kirby...

Duration:00:57:01

Kent McGowen

7/20/2019
In Episode 21 we breakdown a case where the checks and balances failed, and failed miserably. How does a person who leaves a trail of red flags everywhere they go, continue to have opportunities to terrorize the Houston community? One August night everything would hit a breaking point and someone would pay for other's...

Duration:01:41:56

Belinda Lucas

2/3/2019
Belinda Lucas was from a small town but had a heart and smile as big as the state of Texas. On January 11, 1999, Belinda and her unborn daughter Erin were brutally shot to death in the closet of their Katy area home. Who would want to commit such a heinous crime? Was her former football star husband David Temple involved? Listen in as B & CC discuss all the twists, turns, writs, and a retrial in Episode 17: Belinda Lucas. Source Links: Kathryn Casey's book on the Temple case,...

Duration:01:03:35

Missing Person Minisode: Kristen Smith and Stephanie Buehler

1/31/2019
In this Missing Person Minisode we highlight two separate missing persons cases that almost seem exactly the same. Both women went missing in September, only a year apart, and both of their vehicles were left behind in a suspicious manner. Eerily similar to the Tara Breckenridge disappearance, there is one huge difference. These two cases have almost no coverage or information available to the public. Kristen Smith Missing from Beaumont, Texas since September 22, 1991. Physical...

Duration:00:17:37

Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson

1/18/2019
Episode 16 covers one of Houston’s most infamous double homicides and one of our most requested cases. Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson would meet their fate after pulling up to one of the city’s many hangouts for young people to drink, listen to music, and get away from parents. The location of their murders would quickly grow the lore and designate a nickname for the tragedy, the “Lover’s Lane Murders”. Almost 30 years later, there are still no answers to who the monster is in this case, but...

Duration:01:10:57

Missing Person Minisode: Tara Breckenridge

1/6/2019
Tara Breckenridge was 23 years old at the time of her disappearance on August 4, 1992. After leaving her job near the Galleria early, she was walked out to her car and never seen again. Hours later, right after sunrise, her red Pontiac Fiero was found on the side of the 610 Loop northbound with the alternator belt completely missing. Was Tara the victim of a domestic attack? Did one of her admirers from work take it too far? Or was there someone hunting women and came across a crime of...

Duration:00:34:06

Episode 15 Darrell Burnside

12/7/2018
Episode 15 covers a case that caused B and CC quite the headache when the story originally broke. Often cases seem like they aren’t being investigated, but this is one that proves that detectives know a whole lot more than what they provide to media. Ashley George was found deceased April 2018 in Clear Lake. Good police work would send Houston detectives road-tripping down I-10 and killing two birds with one...

Darrell Burnside

12/7/2018
Episode 15 covers a case that caused B and CC quite the headache when the story originally broke. Often cases seem like they aren’t being investigated, but this is one that proves that detectives know a whole lot more than what they provide to media. Ashley George was found deceased April 2018 in Clear Lake. Good police work would send Houston detectives road-tripping down I-10 and killing two birds with one...

Duration:00:49:31

Episode 15 Darrell Burnside

12/7/2018
Episode 15 covers a case that caused B and CC quite the headache when the story originally broke. Often cases seem like they aren’t being investigated, but this is one that proves that detectives know a whole lot more than what they provide to media. Ashley George was found deceased April 2018 in Clear Lake. Good police work would send Houston detectives road-tripping down I-10 and killing two birds with one...

Duration:00:37:37

William Marsh Rice

11/10/2018
B and CC take a trip back to Houston's past and refresh the city's memory of one of our "founding fathers", Mr. William Marsh Rice. One of the earliest and more famous murder mysteries of Houston's history is dug up and reexamined under today's lens to see if the tale still holds after all these years. We discuss Mr. Rice's many accomplishments and gifts to the city of Houston, as well as the aftermath of his murder and reflect on how one man's hard work has an affect on all of us in Houston...

Duration:01:24:11

Jonathon Tromp and Amanda Fleetwood

10/26/2018
In Episode 13, B and CC take you inside the mind of a victim. Hear directly from Jon Tromp about the night with Amanda Fleetwood that changed his life forever. Listen in while B & CC explore why this decade old case is still unsolved. If you have any information on this case or any other case in the Houston Metro area, call HPD's Homicide Unit at 713-308-3600 or CrimeStoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS. Sources:...

Duration:01:07:20

Kathy Arredondo

10/9/2018
On February 2, 2012, Kathy Arredondo would celebrate her 37th birthday. She was looking forward to her future endeavors as she moved to the big city, got a new job, and a new man. Just 10 days later, however, Kathy and all of her hopes and dreams would be gone. Her Bronco and money left behind, Kathy would vanish seemingly into the night never to be seen or heard from again. What happened to her? Did she just have enough of her life and left to start a new one? Did something nefarious cross...

Duration:00:51:40

Rachel Delarosa and Robert Cerda

9/13/2018
December 2017. The city of Houston is recovering from Harvey and still on a World Series high. Morale around town is positive, and it was no different for two young people in the early stages of a blooming relationship. Rachel and Robert are last seen alive, happy and bubbly, in the NW Houston area of Spring Branch. Less than an hour later Rachel would be deceased across town, and Robert was nowhere to be found. What happened to this couple in that short amount of time that would alter their...

Duration:00:52:28

Walter E. Shaw

9/4/2018
Episode 10 takes you back to Houston’s younger days. In 1892, Mrs. Anna Shaw and her sister, Belle Johnson would be fatally attacked in their own home. Sheriff Ellis and his deputies would use late 19th century investigative procedures (AKA their brains) to follow leads to the murderer. Once caught, the perp would face many hurdles on his race to the gallows near Buffalo Bayou. Learn about the prisoner’s last wishes and the mystery behind his ultimate...

Duration:01:16:07

Missing Person Minisode: Maria Jimenez-Rodriguez

8/15/2018
Maria Jimenez-Rodriguez has been missing since June 21, 2018. She would take her daughter to the babysitter's house and seemingly vanish off the face of the planet. What happened to Maria? Did she simply get overwhelmed and leave like the police would suggest? Or is something more sinister at work in our city, ripping away people's loved ones from those who need them the most? Let's talk over the facts of her case and see if we can steer the investigation in the right direction. As with...

Duration:00:47:32

Westheimer Doe

8/15/2018
UNK W F was discovered deceased in 1989 blocks away from the Galleria. A week after Houston was hit with 1.7 inches of snow, she was shot in the head and left outside an office building. All she had on her body was a schedule of unknown origin, one of the only clues to her identity. Listen as B & CC discuss the details of HCIFS Case #ML89-8294. As always, contact the HPD Cold Case Division at 713-308-3618, the Harris County Institute of Forensics at 713-496-6774, or CrimeStoppers at...

Duration:00:52:33