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The Coverup

When Matthew Bachmeier and his wife, Cheryl, moved their little family from North Dakota to the state of Washington in 1967, they were full of hope for the future. The quaint 2 bedroom home in the town of Renton was just the right size for the young couple and their baby boy. And, it wasn’t long before more of their dreams started coming true. They had another baby, a girl this time, and Matthew landed his dream job as an officer with the King County Police Department. For two decades they...


The Tube Sock Killer

Detective Pat Beale has been an investigator for many, many years. In fact, he tried to retire, but the Lewis County Attorney’s Office called him back into service to help solve the murder of Diana Robertson. From the beginning the case has been muddy. But, there are a few things we do know for sure. In the early morning hours of December 12, 1985, 21 year old Diana set out for a day trip with her 36 year old boyfriend Michael Reimer and their 2 and a half year old daughter Crystal to get a...


Buried Alive: The Kidnapping of George Weyerhaeuser

George Weyerhaeuser was a pint-sized 9 year old. Dressed smartly in his white button down shirt tucked into his knee-length pants, with his wavy brown hair neatly in place and his easy smile demonstrating his outgoing personality, he was the epitome of the American boy next door. He was the son that anyone would be proud to call their own. But, George wasn’t just any kid. He was heir to one of the wealthiest families in the country. Still, his parents wanted George and his sister Anne to...


The Lady Killer

July 23, 1991 was a scorcher in Seattle, which meant folks accustomed to the on again, off again rain for 9 months out of the year flocked to the rivers, the sea or one of the many lakes the PNW has to offer. On this day, Lake Sammamish was no exception. The lake was hopping, swamped with people relishing a summer day. One of the many beachgoers was a family man named Patrick, who had settled his young children for an early supper on the sandy beach of Idylwood Park. Patrick was leaning...


Nightmare in Everett

Greg Heimann boarded the plane with a heavy heart. He hadn’t seen his father in five years, and this would be anything but a happy reunion. For more than six hours he sat on that plane, mulling over what to say. It had a been a year since his father was diagnosed with cancer, and he was still refusing treatment. Greg and the rest of the family had been trying to change his mind for months. Of course, Jerry had his reasons. The 64 year old Boeing retiree was caring for his elderly mother....


The Jungle Killer

In the 1990s, The Turf was a bar in Pike Place Market in Downtown Seattle. Tucked in amongst the fish mongers tossing their wares before a crowd of tourists, the flower vendors with their paper-wrapped bouquets, and the very first Starbuck’s store. But, The Turf wasn’t advertised as a tourist attraction. It was a spot just for the locals, like Denise Harris. She was a regular at The Turf and other bars in the area. A transplant from California, Denise had moved to Washington with the hopes...


Arcanum: Vascillation

Hear outside experts share their perspectives on the mysterious death of Autumn Stone. Retired Director of the San Diego Crime Laboratory Jennifer Shen, Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute Sheryl McCollum and others share their insights as we reflect on the case and consider where things go from here. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:...


Arcanum: Schism

Last time on Arcanum, we went over the investigation notes written by Seattle Police Detective Ed Garcia during the initial two week investigation. Nowhere in those six pages does it mention the sperm that was found inside of Autumn’s body. Nor does he mention the fact that Tyler Washington is not only suspected in a current child abuse investigation, but that he has spent time in prison for abusing his first child. Of course, being a suspect in a somewhat unrelated case and having a prior...


Arcanum: Entrenched

We chose the word “Arcanum” as the title of this series because it has multiple meanings. In episode one, we defined Arcanum as a secret; information possessed only be a select inner circle. The goal of this podcast is to widen that circle. And to tell the victims story in a way that levels the playing field, so the focus isn’t just on the crime, but on the real person who was affected by it. The word Arcanum can also mean a secret and powerful remedy. For Autumn’s family, we believe that...


Arcanum: Eleventh Hour

In Autumn’s Stone’s young life she had come a long way from the quiet, shy little girl who was bullied in school, to coming into her own, finding love with Tyler and creating the cohesive family unit they both craved so much. Autumn was more than just a headline, and our mission is to help you get to know the whole person before we get to the tragic and mysterious circumstances of her death. It’s a clock that some say had been punched 9 days before her death, on August 21, 2019, the night...


Arcanum: Reckoning

In episode one of Arcanum we went over Autumn’s past: how her mother’s alcoholism and parents divorce shaped her young life. She had overcome a lot and was looking forward to the future with her little boy, Ethan, and her fiancé, Tyler, who she reconnected with in 2017. For about 8 months leading up to the birth of their son, Tyler and Autumn lived with Autumn’s grandparents in their home in Everett. Autumn’s mom lived there, too. And little Ethan, Autumn’s nearly two year old son from a...


Arcanum: Strata

𝑨𝒓𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒖𝒎: a mysterious or specialized knowledge; information possessed only by a select inner circle. We didn’t realize when we set out to investigate the unexplained death of Autumn Stone, that it would lead us to such a layered and complex mystery. It all started last year, when a family member of Autumn’s reached out, asking us to look into Autumn’s death and the strange circumstances that led up to that hot summer day in Seattle, 2019, when this young mother’s body was found...


Arcanum: The Mysterious Death of Autumn Stone

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A Conversation with Jon Chrymes

Scene of the Crime’s Kim Shepard and Carolyn Ossorio are working with True Crime documentary filmmaker and host of the podcast Alibi-ish Jon Chrymes to bring awareness to the unsolved murder of Karen Bodine. As it turns out, they discovered they’re also kindred spirits. Check out this conversation with Jon, Carolyn and Kim. Plus, get an exclusive sneak peek of our upcoming series – 𝘼𝙧𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙪𝙢: 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙈𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝘼𝙪𝙩𝙪𝙢𝙣 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙣𝙚. Support this podcast at...


A Conversation with Todd Matthews

He could be considered the world's very first cyber sleuth. In 1998, Todd Matthews first heard the story of the unidentified victim known as "Tent Girl." He became obsessed with the case and ended up becoming instrumental in not only identifying the victim, but the suspected killer as well. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:


MMIW: A Conversation with WA State Patrol

In our last episode, Silent No More, we focused on the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Through our conversations with tribal members and law enforcement, we learned about some of the historical events that have created a wall of distrust between the indigenous community and outside agencies. But, that’s just one part of this puzzle. One of the biggest concerns for the Washington State Patrol’s Chris Loftis is the lack of consistency in law enforcement practices. But, efforts...


A Conversation with Emily Washines

We've been sharing new stories from the Scene of the Crime for more than a year now and we're starting an ambitious new project, a full-season deep dive into one of the most interesting cases we've covered so far: The mysterious death of Autumn Stone. There's been some movement on this case since we first brought it to you last year, and some new evidence has been uncovered that could change everything! So, while we take a short break from our weekly episodes to focus on this deep dive, we...


MMIW: Silent No More

Earth Feather Sovereign was just 14 years old, and she was an itty bitty thing. Standing just over five feet tall, she barely hit a hundred pounds on the scale. Still, when she walked into the party that night, she stuck out her chin and let them know she had arrived. The Portland house belonged to a friend of a friend, she wasn’t really sure who. But, between the bass-heavy beat of the music and the excited energy of the young people milling around, this felt like the place to be. Even...


The Stranger

The Drift Inn Tavern could be seen as drab by some with its dated décor, but to locals in the seaside town of Bremerton, the dive bar was like the tide with folks drifting in and drifting out. It’d been that way since the 1950's, and over the years it grew to be more than just a bar. It was a communal watering hole, a place of sustenance for the soul, and a place to be accepted, where the bartender didn’t judge and wasn’t stingy with a pour. And in the early 90's, it was exactly what 57...


Family Secrets

Children should be seen and not heard. That's what she was told. And Alene was a good little girl. So, she went back to playing in the corner, while the grown ups leaned in closer, speaking in hushed tones, murmuring about the family secret: a woman named Beatrice Roscorla Andrewartha. Beatrice grew up in Cornwall, in the South West of England, around the turn of the 20th century. She was a beautiful, elegant woman - tall and slender with a halo of dark curls, bright eyes, and a gentle...