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A podcast made by hard-core True Crime fans. Somewhat grungy and grimy, we bring you stories from all the dark corners of the globe.


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True Crime


A podcast made by hard-core True Crime fans. Somewhat grungy and grimy, we bring you stories from all the dark corners of the globe.




209: The Hotel Heir’s Wife, Narcy Novack | USA

A couple of months after his mother died in an unexplained accident, Ben Novack Jr was found bludgeoned to death in a hotel room. The Novack family was Miami royalty, having owned the city’s famous establishment, The Fontainebleau. Police learned that Ben’s marriage to his former-stripper wife was on the rocks and uncovered a sordid tale of unimaginable greed and cruelty. Sponsor: Gousto – a convenient and sustainable meal delivery service for home cooking. For 60% off your first box AND...


208: The Flactif Family Murder | France

Xavier Flactif, his partner Graziella Ortolano and their three children disappeared without a trace. Their house was spotless and it looked like they were settling in for a family dinner, but the whole family was nowhere to be found. An in-depth forensic examination of the house showed that a brutal massacre had taken place, and it was concluded that none of them could have made it out of there alive. But who wanted them dead? Sponsors: Gousto – a convenient and sustainable meal delivery...


207: The Suitcase Killer, Heather Mack | Indonesia

The murder of Sheila Von Wiese Mack, a wealthy Chicago socialite, in August 2014 sent shockwaves through the community. Sheila was found dead in a suitcase in Bali, Indonesia, after being reported missing from a luxury resort. The police investigation quickly led to her 19-year-old daughter Heather Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer. As the case unfolded, a tragic story of family drama and greed emerged. According to Heather, she does not regret killing her mother. Sponsor: Gousto – a...


206: The Solved Cold Case Murder of Carmen Kampa | Germany

Looking out of the train window, a witness saw a large man striking a young woman, then forcing both his hands on her shoulders so she couldn’t get back up. The witness opened the train window and heard the young woman screaming: “Please, don’t! Please don’t!” The train passenger shouted for the attacker to stop, but the train was already moving. By the time police arrived at the scene, there was no trace of the crime. Then, three days later they found Carmen’s body. For years the case that...


205: The Disappearance of Hitman, Chris Flannery (aka Mr Rent-a-Kill) | Australia

A known hitman went missing on his way to meet one of Sydney’s most notorious crime bosses. For a while before his disappearance, Chris Flannery, also known as Mr Rent-a-Kill, had been out of control, shooting anyone who angered him. He threatened that if anyone tried to eliminate him, he’d go to the police and tell them everything he knew. This posed a tremendous threat to organised crime groups, as well as corrupt police officers. On the morning of Thursday, 9th May 1985, 36-year-old Chris...


204: Internet Black Widow, Melissa Ann Shepard | Canada

At first glance, Melissa Ann Shepard looked like a sweet and charming older lady seeking companionship after the tragic death of her husband. With her rosy cheeks, spectacles and overall harmless appearance, Melissa didn't exactly seem like the type of woman you should be afraid of. But appearances can be deceiving, as Melissa wouldn’t stop at anything to get what she wanted: money. Sponsor: Calm – The number one mental wellness app. Go to calm.com/evidence for 40% off a Calm Premium...


203: Algernon Blackwood’s The Kit Bag | Season Special

We wish our listeners a happy festive season – however or whatever it is you celebrate. Sponsor: Vitl – Live life better with personalised nutrition. To get your free, two-week trial of personalised vitamins head to Vitl.com use the code ‘Evidence’ at checkout. For pictures and more information, join us on Facebook For a full list of resources and credits visit Evidence Locker Website For all sponsor discount codes, visit this page Want to support our podcast? Visit our page at...


202: The Stalking Murder of Dorothy Scott | USA

32-year-old Dorothy Scott drove a co-worker who had suffered a spider bite to the hospital on May 28, 1980. After being treated, the co-worker and a friend waited at the entrance while Dorothy went to her car, saying she would meet them out the front. However, her car sped off and disappeared into the night. Dorothy was never seen alive again. In the months before this bizarre incident, she had received threatening phone calls from a stalker. Even after she was gone, the stalker continued to...


201: Bible John | Scotland

Between 1968 and 1969, Patricia Docker, Jemima McDonald and Helen Puttock all fell victim to a serial killer who told people his name was John. Witnesses claimed he was in the habit of quoting scripture, which gave him the nickname ‘Bible John’. He met all three of his victims at Glasgow dance halls, strangled them and discarded their bodies on the street. Despite a plethora of evidence and a clear artist’s impression of the serial killer, he has never been caught. Sponsors: Typology,...


200: The Unexplained Disappearance of Johan Asplund | Sweden

On a cold winter’s morning in 1980, Johan Asplund never showed up for school. Intensive search efforts yielded no clues as to the 11-year-old boy’s whereabouts. Despite multiple trials, two convictions and acquittals, the case remains unsolved. 40 years after he came up missing, his parents Anna-Clara and Björn, are still holding out hope that they will one day know for sure what happened to their son. Sponsors: Typology, Paris – Vegan, Cruelty-free skincare made in France. To receive a...


199: The Fetal Abduction Murder of Bobbie Jo Stinnett | USA

In December 2004, 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett of Skidmore Missouri was excited about having her first baby. At eight months pregnant, she was still active in the rat terrier show circuit and met someone who had a diabolical plan: she wanted Bobbie Jo’s baby. Lisa Montgomery catfished the unsuspecting Bobbie Jo, setting up a meeting, posing as ‘Darlene Fischer’, pretending she wanted to buy a puppy. Bobbie Jo let her acquaintance into her home, and after a violent struggle she was dead,...


198: The Ossett Exorcism Murder (The Devil Made Me Do It) | England

Michael and Christine Taylor were happily married when they joined the charismatic church called the Christian Fellowship Group in 1974. Michael became deeply involved in the group, but soon things took a sinister turn. Church leaders believed that Michael was a victim of demonic possession and performed an all-night exorcism. They sent him home and the unthinkable happened. Confusing his own wife for a demon, he attacked her, killing her violently with his bare hands. Evidence Locker is...


197: Lazarus | North Korea

In November 2014, Sony Pictures fell victim to a massive cyber-attack. This attack was in retaliation to the release of the film The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco – a comedy about a plot to assassinate the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. In February 2016, the central bank of Bangladesh suffered a similar attack. The meticulously planned cyber-heist spanned multiple countries, using different time zones, and leveraging public holidays and loopholes in country-specific...


Introducing: Paranormal Isles

From the most haunted buildings to ghostly landscapes and breathtaking UFO encounters... Join host Angus King as he relays spine-chilling stories of paranormal occurrences in Aotearoa, New Zealand, as reported by witnesses. Find it wherever you listen to podcasts. Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart | Castbox


196: The Tooth Killer, Ismo Junni | Finland

In 1990, emergency services in Helsinki were contacted by a young man who asked the police to re-investigate a death from ten years before. The caller claimed that although his mother’s death was ruled an accident, he believed his father had killed her. The case was re-opened and investigators unearthed so much more than just one murder… Ismo Junni was a violent serial killer who kept a tooth from each victim as a trophy. Sponsor: Noom - sign up for your trial and get psychology-based...


195: The Raven of Tulle | France

Between 1917 and 1922, the residents of a small French town were terrorised by an anonymous letter writer who exposed secrets and made allegations. Each letter was signed: ‘The Eye of the Tiger’. The rumour mill was churning at a diabolical rate – careers ended, marriages became strained and eventually, two people lost their lives. Investigators took five years to unmask the author, a local secretary by the name of Angèle Laval. This poison pen letter case became known as the Raven of Tulle...


194: The Noida Double Murder of Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj Banjade | India

On the morning of 16 May 2008, the body of 13-year-old Aarushi Talwar was found in her bed. She had suffered an injury to the head and her killer had slit her throat. At first, the family and police assumed that the murderer was the live-in domestic servant, seeing as he was nowhere to be found. But then they found his body on a rooftop terrace – he had been killed in exactly the same way as Aarushi. The double murder became one of India’s most puzzling cases, making people wonder what...


193: The Murder of Nick Howard | USA

When 18-year-old Nick Howard did not come home one night, his family immediately knew something was wrong. They reported him missing and soon police found his car at the bottom of the Sacramento River. Three weeks later his body emerged. When investigators discovered a life insurance policy to the value of $850,000, they set their sights on the beneficiary: Ralph Marcus, a school friend of Nick’s mother Patty, who never accepted the fact that she had rebuffed his advances. So, how and why...


dot com: The Hacking

Join Katie Puckrik [Puck-creek] as she investigates the veiled, kooky, and often sinister corners of the digital world. As the war in Ukraine rages on, season three, The Hacking, interrogates a brutal war happening on a different realm entirely: the internet. Russian cybergangs are stealing data from western nations every day and demanding unfathomable ransoms for their return. Katie wants to know who’s behind these attacks, why, and asking: is the post-Cold era over? To listen to the...


192: The Haircut Killer, Danilo Restivo | Italy/England

When a single mother was found murdered inside her home in Bournemouth, England, police had no idea who the killer could be. Their investigation took them to Italy, where they found one of their suspects, was also a suspect in one of Italy’s biggest unsolved cases. For pictures and more information, join us on Facebook For a full list of resources and credits visit Evidence Locker Website For all sponsor discount codes, visit this page Want to support our podcast? Visit our page at...