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What Happens in the Woods

True Crime Podcasts

We're just your average couple, living normal lives, who happen to be obsessed with everything related to true crime. Shortly after relocating to the great Pacific Northwest, we realized there were stories upon gruesome stories to be told from this region. And we want nothing more than to share them with you. So come join us every first and third Friday of the month as we take a deep look into the dark and twisted. It isn't for the feint of heart, but we promise it will be worth it. ​And remember...what happens in the woods, stays in the woods.

We're just your average couple, living normal lives, who happen to be obsessed with everything related to true crime. Shortly after relocating to the great Pacific Northwest, we realized there were stories upon gruesome stories to be told from this region. And we want nothing more than to share them with you. So come join us every first and third Friday of the month as we take a deep look into the dark and twisted. It isn't for the feint of heart, but we promise it will be worth it. ​And remember...what happens in the woods, stays in the woods.

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United States

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We're just your average couple, living normal lives, who happen to be obsessed with everything related to true crime. Shortly after relocating to the great Pacific Northwest, we realized there were stories upon gruesome stories to be told from this region. And we want nothing more than to share them with you. So come join us every first and third Friday of the month as we take a deep look into the dark and twisted. It isn't for the feint of heart, but we promise it will be worth it. ​And remember...what happens in the woods, stays in the woods.

Language:

English

Contact:

9513894489


Episodes

Linda Sweezer; her glorious life and her puzzling death

6/18/2021
Join us this episode for a small town case that was solved with the help of the latest technology in personal surveillance cameras. When the body of a woman was found on a rural road partially burned in the early morning of October 24, 2017, Pierce County Sheriff’s didn’t have much to go on to catch her killer, not even her identity. Thankfully, luck and technology was on their side. Little by little, pieces of video evidence would show a trail that the killer was leaving unknowingly on...

Duration:00:51:55

The tragic loss of Ingrid Lyne and a cautionary tale of online dating

6/4/2021
The world of dating can be a treacherous thing to navigate. In recent years, online sites have popped up all over claiming the ability to connect you with your “Soulmate”, help you find “The One”, and guide you to your “Match”. There are sites for any type of person and relationship you could ever need. Even some you didn't know that you may want. What these sites don’t tell you, and can’t tell you, is that people lie. People hide behind the anonymity of the internet. They portray...

Duration:01:08:37

Many people say that truth has three versions, Gertrude Jackson's, Jeannance Freeman's and the actual truth.

5/21/2021
This episode covers the convictions of Gertrude Nunez Jackson and her lover, Jeannance Freeman, for the murder of her to young children. On May 12, 1961 the bodies of Larry and Martha Jackson, just aged 6 and 4, were found in the Crooked River Ravine at Ogden State Park. Within days, Gertrude and Jeannance were arrested and charged with 1st degree murder of the children. Almost immediately, Gertrude confessed to the crimes, blaming the entire thing on Jeannance. But the story she gave...

Duration:01:15:06

How many trials does it take to get a conviction?

5/7/2021
This week we take a look at the unsolved murder of 24 year old Arpana Jinaga. If ever the French saying “joie de vie” aptly described a person, it would have been Arpana. She was a vibrant, giving and intelligent woman. Anyone who she came in contact with quickly recognized her joy for life. Originally from India, she made her way halfway around the world in search of a new adventure and would eventually settle in the small area of Redmond, Washington in 2008 to begin a new career. After...

Duration:01:02:37

Diane Downs and her cycle of violence

4/30/2021
Things are a little different this week in the woods… Get ready for a bonus episode with guest host Mara, who took charge of research and story telling. This week, Jess and Brice get all the sordid and dirty details of the life and crimes one of the most despicable mothers in recent history. Elizabeth Diane Downs. On May 19, 1983, Diane and her 3 young children were returning home when she claims a "shaggy man" stopped her car on an isolated back road. Allegedly, when she refused to give...

Duration:01:25:27

A Swarthy Man and A Jealous Ex Husband

4/16/2021
Join us for the continuation of our 2 part episodes for Season 3! ​ During a time of great hardship, people often turn to drastic means in order to survive. During the depression, kidnappings rose in popularity as a way to make some easy money. One of the most famous of these was when the young toddler of the well known aviator and inventor, Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne, was kidnapped and murdered. And while there were notable occurrences throughout the nation, Washington state had...

Duration:01:35:33

Hide your kids, Hide your wives... the Tacoma Snatchings

4/2/2021
During a time of great hardship, people often turn to drastic means in order to survive. During the depression, kidnappings rose in popularity as a way to make some easy money. One of the most famous of these was when the young toddler of the well known aviator and inventor, Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne, was kidnapped and murdered. And while there were notable occurrences throughout the nation, Washington state had a string of kidnapping cases that occurred between 1935 and 1936. The...

Duration:00:46:38

WTF part deux episode 6

3/24/2021
We’re wrapping up our WTF Wednesday series at the podcast and hope you join us for stories that leave you asking, “What the fuck?” We’ll be back with you for Season 3 of the podcast on April 2, 2021! Have no fear, we have plenty of episodes to catch up on until then. Contact us on social media with any comments, episode suggestions or just to say “Hello!”. Facebook: https://bit.ly/3f8enk0 Instagram: https://bit.ly/3cg43Vn Twitter: https://bit.ly/31ckdsr Email:...

Duration:00:27:44

WTF Wednesday part deux episode cinq

3/17/2021
Welcome back to another WTF Wednesday! Happy St. Patrick's Day friends! We’re happy to have you with us as we talk about more stories that that make you say “What the fuck?” Ready for the ride? Here we go! "Spiritual Scientists" mysteriously die on hillside https://bit.ly/3lm1q7p https://bit.ly/3rR6F1c Washington’s last prairie was formed by aliens? http://bit.ly/3s7XGZT Please don’t do meth and be around animals http://bit.ly/2P3R0Nn http://bit.ly/3lrXMce Hitler memorabilia seen...

Duration:00:33:48

WTF Wednesday part deux épisode quatre

3/10/2021
Welcome to another episode of WTF Wednesday! This is the podcast that will leave you shaking your head while asking, “What the Fuck?”. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the new intro! Newlywed shoved off cliff 8 days after wedding http://abcn.ws/3t5EUlP http://bit.ly/3t3QxJZ Convenience store robber just wanted to give employee a night off http://bit.ly/3eqLDme http://bit.ly/3byfAim Don’t take your expensive dogs on walks without protection in San...

Duration:00:22:39

WTF Wednesday Part deux épisode trois

3/3/2021
It’s Wednesday and you know what that means! Jess and Brice are back with more true crime cases that have you asking, “WTF?” This week’s fuckery in the woods includes… The first rule of Fight Club in prison is: Don’t start a Fight Club with prisoners when you’re a prison guard. Link to story: http://bit.ly/3bcon9I Former school teacher and children’s book author arrested for child abuse Link to story: http://bit.ly/3bcEDHL Link to 2nd story: http://bit.ly/384gMI1 Link to 3rd story:...

Duration:00:28:45

WTF Wednesday Part deux épisode deux

2/24/2021
Thank you for joining us for another WTF Wednesday! Don’t forget to enter our drawing for 2 chances at winning an $50 Amazon gift card. Drawing ends on Friday, February 26th and will be announced on Wednesday, March 3rd. Good Luck!!! Another round of fuckery in the woods… Casey Anthony aka “The Most Hated Woman in America” is back in the news. Not once but twice… She wants to start a P.I. Business: http://bit.ly/3dMR5zH And also is producing a...

Duration:00:39:21

So are we going to talk about Season 2?

2/21/2021
Our recap for season 2 for our Podaversary! What were some of our favorite, scariest and most traumatizing episodes from season 2. Don't forget to DM us the with the word or phrase for our 2nd $50 amazon gift card give away! Let's get started!!!!!

Duration:00:26:20

Lets talk about season one

2/20/2021
Happy Podaversary! Let's talk about this season one thang! Oh and something about a giveaway and a phrase thingy! Thank you to everyone who made season one SWEEEEET!

Duration:00:18:54

WTF Wednesday part deux

2/17/2021
WTF Wednesdays are back! We’ve searched the Google and found some of the most interesting, incredible and unbelievable stories that will have you saying, “What the fuck?” Are we friends? Make sure to follow wherever you get on social media. We’re now on Tik Tok! Follow us at @whathappensinthewoods Florida man makes news over undercooked potato http://bit.ly/3jTFvni Selfie Killer http://bit.ly/3qxzAXt This car thief is judging you http://cnn.it/3qour3X Who steals a dog from a...

Duration:00:29:43

A Wolf in sheep's clothing... Nick Hacheney

1/29/2021
When the young wife of a pastor suddenly passed away in what seems to be a tragic fire, his church congregation rallies behind him to offer support. But of course, nothing is as it seems. Nick and Dawn Hacheney had been married for over 6 years at the time of Dawn’s death. On the outside, their marriage looked idyllic. Everyone assumed the couple was much in love. After Dawn's death, Nick, who was a youth pastor in local Bainbridge Island’s Christ Community Church, garnered love and support...

Duration:01:14:04

Carrie Love in your heart

1/15/2021
When 20 year old Carrie Love’s purse was found wrapped in a discarded pillowcase on the side of Highway 97 in Oregon, it didn’t take long for authorities to close in on one suspect. Jesse Pratt, her new boss at Northern Star Trucking in Seattle, Washington.The two had set out on a business trip June 16, 1986 but only Jesse would return. Jesse had a history of violence and previous run ins with the law. Nearly every woman in his life, including his mother, would speak against him at his...

Duration:01:00:22

The Beauty Queen killer Christopher Bernard Wilder

1/1/2021
We are starting off the new year with a wild story. This episode came about when Jess began researching crimes in Australia. With Australia being 2nd to the US as far as listenership for weeks, it was interesting to search out some of the top crimes and criminals that were from that part of the world. The case of the Wanda Beach Murders from the 1960’s stood apart from the rest, but it would lead to so much more. Join us as we discuss cases and crimes that span over 2 decades, and 2...

Duration:01:31:39

The cards never lie, People do!

12/18/2020
This episode we discuss a female criminal who used her business of fortune telling in North Seattle to scam people out of their hard earned money. In 2007 Sylvia Sutton chanced upon meeting the fortune teller Lady Monica at a street fair in Seattle’s International District. Sylvia made an impulse decision to have her palm read; one that would haunt her the rest of her life. Over the next few years Lady Monica, better known by her real identity of Brenda Nicholas, would scam Sylvia out of...

Duration:01:32:36

Beware of the man with the silver tongue George Waterfield Russell

12/4/2020
Our case this episode involves very graphic and disturbing information. We hope that listeners will use discretion while listening. In the summer of 1990, the nightlife in the greater Seattle area was hot. Police would be run ragged when a string breaking and entering and theft crimes begin to be reported in several neighborhoods. Then, 3 women are violently murdered within weeks of one another and the connection is almost overlooked leaving a killer on the loose. That killer was George...

Duration:01:24:55