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Episode 111: Listener Suggestions: Suzane von Richthofen "Evil Blonde"

Thank you to listener Alexandre Guglielmelli from Brazil for this case suggestion! In 2002, a wealthy couple is found murdered in their home in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their own daughter soon becomes a suspect and the case becomes a media sensation in Brazil. How to Help California Fire Victims: American Red Cross - www.redcross.org California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund - www.calfund.org Humane Society of Ventura County - www.hsvc.org Sponsors: Brooklinen - www.brooklinen.com...


Episode 110: Listener Suggestions: The Texas Cadet Murder

A young couple conspire to kill a romantic rival in Texas in 1995. Thanks to listener Casey Graham for the suggestion of this case. This is the case of Diane Zamora and David Graham - The Texas Cadet Murder case. Make-a-Wish North Texas - www.ntx.wish.org Photo: Diane Zamora (left), Adrienne "AJ" Jones (right), David Graham and Diane (bottom) Sponsors: Swap.com - www.swap.com and use promo code ONCE for 35% off your first order. Policygenius - www.policygenius.com to get quotes and...


Episode 109: Listener Suggestions: Craig Price - The Warwick Slasher

This month I'm picking cases from listener suggestions as a "thank you" to my audience. First up is a case from Warwick, Rhode Island suggested by Mikala Fortin. When a series of brutal murders takes place in one neighborhood in 1989, investigators zero in on an unlikely suspect - a teenage boy who would be considered one of the country's youngest serial killers. Photo: Craig Price is taken into custody and charge with four murders in Rhode Island. Sponsors: Brooklinen -...


The Next Chapter - Jeffrey Rinek

On this bonus episode I talk to retired FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Rinek, author of the new book "In the Name of the Children: An FBI Agent's Relentless Pursuit of the Nation's Worst Predators". We discuss his work with the FBI and the role he played in securing the confession from serial killer Cary Stayner. I detailed that case in Episode #46 - Murder in Paradise - The Yosemite Murders. Click here for the Amazon link to Jeffrey Rinek's book: In the Name of the Children: An FBI Agent's...


Episode 108: Haunted Homicide: Chapter 4: The LaLaurie Mansion

The last chapter of "Haunted Homicide" is the story of the LaLaurie Mansion known as "the most haunted house in America". In this episode you'll hear the TRUE story of Madame Delphine LaLaurie who is called "the socialite serial killer". Resources: Ozzy and Jack's World Detour - https://www.aetv.com/shows/ozzy-and-jacks-world-detour Mad Madame LaLaurie: New Orleans' Most Famous Murderess Revealed by Victoria Cosner Love and Lorelei Shannon Sponsors: Holly and Tanager -...


Episode 107: Haunted Homicide: Chapter 3: The Tower of London

The Tower of London has a long history of torture, murder and royal intrigue. It has also been the scene of many ghostly sightings over its 950-year history. Travel with me to through the Tower to uncover some of its dark history. #ThomasBecket #WilliamWallace #HenryVIII #AnneBoleyn #ThePrincesintheTower #RichardIII #TudorEngland #ElizabethI In a scene from the series "The Tudors" Anne Boleyn presents her executioner with a purse of coins as a "tip" before her...


Episode 106: Haunted Homicide: Chapter 2: The Amityville Horror House and Ron DeFeo

A house with a dark history is purchased by a young couple in 1975. They soon begin experiencing unexplained and terrifying events inside the home. Was it a result of their imaginations run wild? A hoax? Or the after effects of a horrific multiple homicide committed there? #Amityville #AmityvilleHorror #DeFeoMurders #RonaldDeFeo 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, New York - photographed on the night of the DeFeo family murders. Resources: Audio Clip from documentary My Amityville Horror...


Episode 105: Haunted Homicide: Chapter 1: Herb Baumeister and Fox Hollow Farm

A serial killer uses his own home as his killing grounds. After his crimes are discovered his property, Fox Hollow Farm, will be considered one of the most haunted places in the midwestern United States. This is chapter one of the series, "Haunted Homicide". Fox Hollow Farm in Carmel, Indiana where serial killer Herb Baumeister took his victims. Many bones were found in the woods just behind the home. Sponsors: Kopari: www.koparibeauty.com/ONCE to order Kopari aluminum-free coconut...


Episode 104: Fast Food Felonies: Chapter 3: The Wendy's Chili Finger Scam

A woman finds a finger in a fast food item. An investigation is launched and a crime will be uncovered. Audio clips: Business and Media, January 16, 2008 SJSUCrusade, April 2, 2008 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central, April 14, 2005 Sponsors: BetterHelp - www.betterhelp.com/ONCE for your first week free Le Mystere - www.lemystere.com - For a free cosmetic bag with your order go to www.lemystere.com/gift and enter promo code ONCE at checkout. Simple Contacts -...


Bonus: American Scandal

Heres a preview of a new podcast from Wondery, the people who brought you "Dirty John" and "Business Wars". American Scandal tells the stories of Americas biggest scandals, the who, how and why, to discover what happened, how they changed our country and what lessons we can learn. Subscribe to American Scandal on Apple Podcasts at this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/american-scandal/id1435516849?mt=2


Episode 103: Fast Food Felonies: Chapter 2: The Fast Food Killer

A series of fast food restaurant robberies take place in Nashville, Tennessee in 1997. The accused, Paul Dennis Reid, would claim that his early history of brain damage was to blame. Photos from top left (clockwise): Tennessee map, Paul Dennis Reid, Baskin Robbins restaurant, McDonald's restaurant, the Nashville skyline, Captain D's restaurant Sponsors: Simple Contacts: www.simplecontacts.com/onceupon20 for $20 off your first order. Policy Genius: www.policygenius.com West Coast...


Episode 102: Fast Food Felonies: Chapter 1: The Taco Bell Strangler

A series of women are found raped and strangled in their homes in Charlotte, North Carolina between 1992 and 1994. Later it would be discovered that they could all be linked to one man - a manager at a Taco Bell restaurant in Charlotte. #CharlotteStrangler #serialkiller #HenryLouisWallace #FBIprofilers Photo: Some of the young women whose lives were cruelly snuffed out by Henry Louis Wallace. Clockwise from top left: Caroline Love, Shawna Hawk, Valencia Jumper, Deborah Slaughter, Betty...


Episode 101: Written in Blood: Chapter 4: Anne Perry - Part 2

We continue the story of one of the most infamous murders ever committed in New Zealand. Known as the Parker-Hulme Murder it was shocking because of it's brutality as well as because, it was soon discovered, it had been perpetrated by two teenaged girls. In the conclusion, we'll discover that one of the convicted murderers would go on to an illustrious career as one of the world's most well known crime-fiction writers. Her past would stay concealed for almost 40 years before her true...


Episode 100: Written in Blood Chapter 3: Anne Perry - Part 1

A brutal murder takes place in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1954. Two teenage girls are quickly identified as the murderers. The crime would become infamous in New Zealand and the girl exposed as a well-known writer decades later. This is Part 1. #Parker-HulmeMurder #NewZealand #PaulineParker #JulietHulme #matricide Photo: Pauline Parker (left), Juliet Hulme (right) during their trial. Sponsors: Policy Genius - www.policygenius.com Victorious - www.victorious.com/once to get one month...


Episode 099: Written in Blood: Chapter 2: J.J. Paulsen and Richard Klinkhamer

In this second chapter of "Written in Blood" I detail cases of two writers who became wife killers - and then hid their crime from the public. #domesticviolence #authors #writers Resources: For Domestic Violence resources and help: In the U.S.: www.thehotline.org 1-800-799-7233 In the U.K.: www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk 0808 2000 247 In Australia: www.1800respect.org.au 1800-737-732 Social Media...


Episode 098: Written in Blood: Chapter 1: Jack Abbott and Issei Sagawa

In this series I detail crimes committed by authors or writers. First up, two authors who became literary celebrities despite their criminal history....or even because of it. #JackHenryAbbott #IsseiSagawa #NormanMailer #GaryGilmore #TheExecutionersSong #Japan #cannibalism Today's Sponsors: Victorious - your fitness studio at home. www.victorious.com/once for a 30-day free trial. Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee - www.chameleoncoldbrew.com Social Media...


The Next Chapter: Author and Podcast Host Jerri Williams

In this special bonus episode I bring another creator to "The Next Chapter". This time I had the privilege of speaking with Jerri Williams, retired FBI Special Agent, podcaster and author. Her new book Greedy Givers is now available on Amazon. You can find links to her books and podcast episodes at www.jerriwilliams.com. FBI Retired Case File Review Podcast Photo: Jerri Williams Today's sponsors: Sugar Bear Hair - www.sugarbearhair.com/once Sudio Sweden - www.sudio.com - Use offer code...


Episode 097: Wild Things: Chapter 4: The Pacific Heights Dog Mauling Case

Diane Whipple lost her life on January 26, 2001 after she was attacked by two dangerous dogs. You'll hear about the public outcry after this horrible incident and how the owners, Robert Noel and Marjorie Knoller, made matters worse by insisting they had no responsibility for Whipple's death. This is part two of The Pacific Heights Dog Mauling Case. Photo: Diane Whipple Photo: One of the two Presa Canarios involved in the attack is removed from the Pacific Heights apartment...


Episode 096: Wild Things: Chapter 3: The Pacific Heights Dog Mauling Case

A fatal dog mauling case shocked the San Francisco Bay Area and the world in early 2001. When the details were revealed about the dogs and their owners the story took a bizarre twist. Join me for part one of this two-part episode as I detail the tragic death of a young, lacrosse coach and the strange and unusual backstory that lead to her demise. Resources: Book: Red Zone: The Behind the Scenes Story of the San Francisco Dog Mauling by Aphrodite Jones Article: Mad Dogs and Lawyers by...


Episode 095: Wild Things: Chapter 2: The Murder of Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey became the foremost expert on the mountain gorillas of the Congo. She conducted the first long-term field study of these animals and her story was immortalized in the book and movie Gorillas in the Mist. A few days after Christmas 1985 Dian Fossey was found brutally murdered in her cabin at the primate research center she founded. People around the world wanted to know who killed Dian Fossey? #Rwanda #poachers #gorillaconservation #Virunga #Karisoke Social Media...