Felonious Florida-logo

Felonious Florida

Wondery

Beyond the beaches, the theme parks, the palm trees and the warm breezes lies the dark side of the Sunshine State. Wondery and the South Florida Sun Sentinel present a true-crime podcast that bring you stories of some of Florida’s most notorious and stunning crimes.

Location:

United States

Genres:

True Crime

Networks:

Wondery

Description:

Beyond the beaches, the theme parks, the palm trees and the warm breezes lies the dark side of the Sunshine State. Wondery and the South Florida Sun Sentinel present a true-crime podcast that bring you stories of some of Florida’s most notorious and stunning crimes.

Language:

English


Episodes

Introducing Felonious Florida: In the Darkness

2/29/2024
An elusive serial rapist is on the prowl in South Florida during the height of Miami’s cocaine-fueled crime wave in the early 1980s. He is a cunning, dangerous predator who stalks women, then ambushes them late at night in the safety of their own homes. He becomes known as the Pillowcase Rapist for the way he hides his identity. None of his victims ever sees his face and he leaves behind virtually no clues. For four decades, he evades capture despite one of the most ambitious crime-stopping efforts in South Florida history. Now, an extraordinary stroke of luck may have finally cracked the case. Who was the man beneath the pillowcase? And how did he escape capture for so many years? Season 4 of Felonious Florida, "In the Darkness," is coming March 14 exclusively on Wondery Plus. Find Wondery Plus on Apple Podcasts or in the Wondery app. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:02:26

Listen Now: Dr. Death: Bad Magic

1/22/2024
When a charismatic young doctor announces revolutionary treatments for cancer and HIV, patients from around the world turn to him for their last chance. As medical experts praise Serhat Gumrukcu’s genius, the company he co-founded rockets in value to over half a billion dollars. But when a team of researchers makes a startling discovery, they begin to suspect the brilliant doctor is hiding a secret. From Wondery, the new season of Dr. Death: Bad Magic is a story of miraculous cures, magic and murder. Hosted by Laura Beil. Listen to Dr. Death - Bad Magic: Wondery.fm/Dr.Death See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:05:23

Wondery Presents: Over My Dead Body: Gone Hunting

8/21/2023
When Mike Williams vanishes on a hunting trip, the authorities suspect he was eaten by alligators but the true predators who took Mike may lurk much closer to home. The mystery of Mike’s disappearance might have faded from memory, if it wasn’t for one woman’s tireless crusade. From Wondery, comes a new season of Over My Dead Body; a story about an obsessive love affair, a scandalous secret and a mother’s battle for the truth. Listen to Over My Dead Body: Wondery.fm/_OMDB_ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:05:38

Special Episode: The Killer Clown of Wellington unmasked | 8

5/12/2023
It's a case with an ending almost as stunning as the scene where it all began — 33 years ago in the doorway of a home in a gated community of Wellington, Florida. A killer dressed as a clown fired a single bullet into the face of Marlene Warren, a soft-spoken mom from the midwest. For three decades, the case sat as one of Florida's most notorious unsolved murders. But after the face behind the white paint is finally revealed, hopes begin to falter that Marlene's murder would ever be truly solved. The story Felonious Florida brought you in Season 2 comes to an end. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:47:30

Where All the Sad Girls Go | 6

3/27/2023
William Foster goes from pimping his high school sweetheart to building one of Florida’s largest trafficking empires. His fortune is made off dozens of girls — some of them underage — stripping and selling themselves for sex. But a monster hurricane off the coast of Florida would threaten to bring it all down. Plus, the search for Sophie Reeder intensifies. Binge listen to Felonious Florida: Innocence Sold early and ad-free exclusively with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ and enjoy exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. You can find Wondery+ in the Wondery app, Apple Podcasts, and www.wondery.com/felonious Human trafficking help and resources If you are a human trafficking victim or have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733. NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, with specialists available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also get more information and submit a tip on the NHTRC website. If you believe a child is involved in a trafficking situation, submit a tip through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline or call 1-800-THE-LOST. FBI personnel assigned to NCMEC review information that is provided to the CyberTipline. Parents and caregivers of children who have been victims of sex or labor trafficking can find help and resources through the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crimes. If you have information on the disappearance of Sophie Reeder or any other case you’ve heard in this podcast, contact Crime Stoppers USA at 1-800-222-TIPS. Tips can be made anonymously. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:47:59

‘A Human Trafficking Pipeline’ | 5

3/20/2023
A staff mentor at a group foster home lures away two teenage residents to be sold for sex in hotel rooms from the Florida Keys to Tampa. A car crash in the middle of the night offers what may be their only chance to escape — but their captor isn't finished with them yet. Binge listen to Felonious Florida: Innocence Sold early and ad-free exclusively with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ and enjoy exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. You can find Wondery+ in the Wondery app, Apple Podcasts, and www.wondery.com/felonious Human trafficking help and resources If you are a human trafficking victim or have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733. NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, with specialists available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also get more information and submit a tip on the NHTRC website. If you believe a child is involved in a trafficking situation, submit a tip through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline or call 1-800-THE-LOST. FBI personnel assigned to NCMEC review information that is provided to the CyberTipline. Parents and caregivers of children who have been victims of sex or labor trafficking can find help and resources through the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crimes. If you have information on the disappearance of Sophie Reeder or any other case you’ve heard in this podcast, contact Crime Stoppers USA at 1-800-222-TIPS. Tips can be made anonymously. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:51

The Crime of Surviving | 4

3/13/2023
A 13-year-old girl disappears from her mother’s apartment, only to return a week later beaten, raped, and with a rose tattoo on her neck. She barely escaped her terrifying ordeal. But within hours, police have her in handcuffs — she's under arrest for crimes her captors forced her to commit. Binge listen to Felonious Florida: Innocence Sold early and ad-free exclusively with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ and enjoy exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. You can find Wondery+ in the Wondery app, Apple Podcasts, and www.wondery.com/felonious Human trafficking help and resources If you are a human trafficking victim or have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733. NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, with specialists available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also get more information and submit a tip on the NHTRC website. If you believe a child is involved in a trafficking situation, submit a tip through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline or call 1-800-THE-LOST. FBI personnel assigned to NCMEC review information that is provided to the CyberTipline. Parents and caregivers of children who have been victims of sex or labor trafficking can find help and resources through the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crimes. If you have information on the disappearance of Sophie Reeder or any other case you’ve heard in this podcast, contact Crime Stoppers USA at 1-800-222-TIPS. Tips can be made anonymously. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:52:35

‘The Perfect Victim’ | 3

3/6/2023
Shanika Ampah was a straight-A girl from a home with two loving parents. But a horrifying tragedy struck and by the age of just 11, she was lured by predators and taken on the road to be sold as a product out of a tractor trailer. For seven years she endured horror no girl ever should — until one day when she catches a break. Binge listen to Felonious Florida: Innocence Sold early and ad-free exclusively with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ and enjoy exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. You can find Wondery+ in the Wondery app, Apple Podcasts, and www.wondery.com/felonious Human trafficking help and resources If you are a human trafficking victim or have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733. NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, with specialists available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also get more information and submit a tip on the NHTRC website. If you believe a child is involved in a trafficking situation, submit a tip through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline or call 1-800-THE-LOST. FBI personnel assigned to NCMEC review information that is provided to the CyberTipline. Parents and caregivers of children who have been victims of sex or labor trafficking can find help and resources through the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crimes. If you have information on the disappearance of Sophie Reeder or any other case you’ve heard in this podcast, contact Crime Stoppers USA at 1-800-222-TIPS. Tips can be made anonymously. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:43:21

Horror in Hotel Rooms | 2

2/27/2023
Nobody knows when 16-year-old Marina Ralph entered room 334 of an Extended Stay hotel in Florida, or what happened to her while there. What we do know is that Marina was terrified of something. The only person who might have known what happened to her was a friend she met at school — but now, both girls are dead. Binge listen to Felonious Florida: Innocence Sold early and ad-free exclusively with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ and enjoy exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. You can find Wondery+ in the Wondery app, Apple Podcasts, and www.wondery.com/felonious NOTE: This episode was updated on Jan. 6, 2023, to reflect new developments in the case of Barbara Lechler's granddaughter, Ivy. Human trafficking help and resources If you are a human trafficking victim or have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733. NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, with specialists available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also get more information and submit a tip on the NHTRC website. If you believe a child is involved in a trafficking situation, submit a tip through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline or call 1-800-THE-LOST. FBI personnel assigned to NCMEC review information that is provided to the CyberTipline. Parents and caregivers of children who have been victims of sex or labor trafficking can find help and resources through the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crimes. If you have information on the disappearance of Sophie Reeder or any other case you’ve heard in this podcast, contact Crime Stoppers USA at 1-800-222-TIPS. Tips can be made anonymously. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:54:17

Special episode: Case updates and more | 7

1/31/2023
There have been some updates to cases featured in Season 3 of Felonious Florida: Innocence Sold. In a special episode, host David Schutz is joined by the reporters who brought you Season 3 as well as two special guests to hear what's happened in the past two months. The team also talk the challenges of reporting on these difficult cases and the issues of child sex trafficking raised in our investigation. Binge listen to Felonious Florida: Innocence Sold early and ad-free exclusively with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ and enjoy exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. You can find Wondery+ in the Wondery app, Apple Podcasts, and www.wondery.com/felonious Human trafficking help and resources To find more information about Angine Moss' non-profit organization Hosanna4Youth, visit their website Hosanna4Youth.org. If you are a human trafficking victim or have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733. NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, with specialists available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also get more information and submit a tip on the NHTRC website. If you believe a child is involved in a trafficking situation, submit a tip through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline or call 1-800-THE-LOST. FBI personnel assigned to NCMEC review information that is provided to the CyberTipline. Parents and caregivers of children who have been victims of sex or labor trafficking can find help and resources through the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crimes. If you have information on the disappearance of Sophie Reeder or any other case you’ve heard in this podcast, contact Crime Stoppers USA at 1-800-222-TIPS. Tips can be made anonymously. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:02:38

Disappearance of Sophie Reeder | 1

1/25/2023
When 15-year-old Sophie Reeder disappears from her Florida home, it appears at first that she has run away. But clues begin to emerge that something terrible has happened to Sophie. Then more cases surface that expose a violent world that lures in girls like Sophie and tears their lives apart — or leaves them dead and often forgotten. The mystery of Sophie Reeder's fate hinges on one thing: If somebody out there knows what happened to her, why haven't they come forward? Binge listen to Felonious Florida: Innocence Sold early and ad-free exclusively with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ and enjoy exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. You can find Wondery+ in the Wondery app, Apple Podcasts, and www.wondery.com/felonious Human trafficking help and resources If you are a human trafficking victim or have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733. NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, with specialists available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also get more information and submit a tip on the NHTRC website. If you believe a child is involved in a trafficking situation, submit a tip through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline or call 1-800-THE-LOST. FBI personnel assigned to NCMEC review information that is provided to the CyberTipline. Parents and caregivers of children who have been victims of sex or labor trafficking can find help and resources through the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crimes. If you have information on the disappearance of Sophie Reeder or any other case you’ve heard in this podcast, contact Crime Stoppers USA at 1-800-222-TIPS. Tips can be made anonymously. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:54:13

Introducing Season 3: Innocence Sold

11/21/2022
In a new 6-part season, Felonious Florida investigates the mysterious disappearance of a 15-year-old Fort Lauderdale girl. Sophie Reeder was first treated as a runway, but clues begin to emerge within days that point to a devastating possibility: Sophie had entered a violent world where death is always lurking and young lives are shattered forever. Her case leads our reporters to others with striking similarities — and these are their terrifying stories. Binge listen to Felonious Florida: Innocence Sold early and ad-free exclusively with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ and enjoy exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. You can find Wondery+ in the Wondery app, Apple Podcasts, and www.wondery.com/felonious See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:03:19

UPDATE: Verdict in the Casey's Nickelodeon Murder trial | 8

1/23/2019
It's the murder case that launched the Felonious Florida podcast in 2018. There's been a verdict in the trial of Pablo Ibar, accused of murdering Butch Casey, Sharon Anderson and Marie Rogers in South Florida in 1994. It's the fifth time a jury has considered evidence against a suspect in the brutal home invasion — but this time, it's not the remarkable 22-minute video recording of the murders that's the key to the case. There's new evidence against Pablo. Will his high-powered defense team find a way to overcome it? Be sure to listen to Episodes 1-4 of the first season of the show before listening to this update — start with the episode titled The Executions. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:33:42

The Killer Clown of Wellington, Part 2 | 7

11/6/2018
The early days of the search for the killer clown focus on Marlene Warren's husband, Michael, and the repo woman who worked on his used car lot, Sheila Keen. There appeared to be motive: An insurance payout, investment properties, a lavish home and an affair. But there's little or no hard evidence. As Michael goes to prison for illegal activities on his lot, the investigation into his wife's murder goes ice cold. Until 27 years later, when the secret lives of a married Virginia couple are exposed, and the alleged killer clown is finally unmasked. See photos, video and read more about the Encino Murders at FeloniousFlorida.com Thank you to our sponsors: Audible — Get a 30-day trial and a free audiobook when you visit them at www.audible.com/florida SimpliSafe — Get your home security system with no hidden fees or contracts at www.SimpliSafe.com/florida See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:56:47

The Killer Clown of Wellington, Part 1 | 6

10/30/2018
When Marlene Warren answered a morning knock on her front door on Memorial Day weekend in 1990, a clown delivering flowers and balloons was smiling back at her. But her delight instantly turned to horror when the clown pulled a gun and put a bullet in her face. Police jumped on the trail of the killer clown almost immediately, and our reporters found that the investigation led them into the darkest corners of the Sunshine State — from loansharking and drug smuggling to prostitution and seedy affairs. But as a mountain of circumstantial evidence piled up and two possible suspects emerged, the case went ice cold. See photos, video and read more about the Encino Murders at FeloniousFlorida.com Thank you to our sponsors: Audible — Get a 30-day trial and a free audiobook when you visit them at www.audible.com/florida SimpliSafe — Get your home security system with no hidden fees or contracts at www.SimpliSafe.com/florida See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:42:46

The Disappearance of Lisa Spence, Part 2 | 5

10/23/2018
Police looking into the disappearance of Lisa are convinced there's foul play involved. With nothing else to go on, they devise an unusual plan to crack the case. Within days, their text from the grave pays off — it leads them to a gruesome discovery in an empty field near Miami and to the man they say brutally murdered Lisa Spence. See photos, video and read more about the Encino Murders at FeloniousFlorida.com Thank you to our sponsors: Audible — Get a 30-day trial and a free audiobook when you visit them at www.audible.com/florida SimpliSafe — Get your home security system with no hidden fees or contracts at www.SimpliSafe.com/florida See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:48:01

The Disappearance of Lisa Spence, Part 1 | 4

10/16/2018
The text came in to Paul Edwards’ cell phone from his girlfriend, Lisa Spence. “Just wait till I got better,” it said. But it wasn’t so much what the text said, but that it had been sent at all. A month earlier, in October 2009, Lisa had vanished after a night shift at a beauty supply store and hadn’t been seen again. When other friends and family start getting texts from Lisa, police begin to wonder if Lisa was actually the person sending the texts, or whether this case was more than a simply missing person. See photos, video and read more about the Encino Murders at FeloniousFlorida.com Thank you to our sponsors: Audible — Get a 30-day trial and a free audiobook when you visit them at www.audible.com/florida SimpliSafe — Get your home security system with no hidden fees or contracts at www.SimpliSafe.com/florida See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:47:43

The Encino Murders, Part 3 | 3

10/9/2018
In the conclusion of The Encino Murders, Camile Hamilton confronts Kevin Pratt after an in-person lineup — and the encounter is explosive. Kevin insists he didn’t kill anybody, but when the DNA evidence gets stronger he faces the death penalty. As the years go on, problems with the investigation are uncovered — and suddenly, the case against Kevin isn’t as strong as once thought. See photos, video and read more about the Encino Murders at FeloniousFlorida.com Thank you to our sponsors: Audible — Get a 30-day trial and a free audiobook when you visit them at www.audible.com/florida SimpliSafe — Get your home security system with no hidden fees or contracts at www.SimpliSafe.com/florida See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:56:47

The Encino Murders, Part 2 | 2

10/2/2018
Camile Hamilton is starting to remember what happened to her that brutal night in August 2009. A tiny piece of evidence and a series of breaks leads the Encino Street triple murder investigation to a homeless man with a criminal history named Kevin Pratt. But our investigative reporter finds inconsistencies in Camile's recollections that lead to questions about how reliable they are. And there's one more major disappointment for investigators. See photos, video and read more about the Encino Murders at FeloniousFlorida.com Thank you to our sponsors: Audible — Get a 30-day trial and a free audiobook when you visit them at www.audible.com/florida SimpliSafe — Get your home security system with no hidden fees or contracts at www.SimpliSafe.com/florida See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:43:21

The Encino Murders, Part 1 | 1

10/2/2018
On a warm summer night in August 2009, an intruder shot Camile Hamilton in the face inside a suburban Florida home. A staggering 14 hours after the attacker fled, Camile wakes up — barely alive and with a bullet still inside her neck. Three others, including Camile’s teenage daughter, are dead. The crime scene is brutal and complicated, and neighbors didn't see anything. The search is on for a killer. See photos, video and read more about the Encino Murders at FeloniousFlorida.com Thank you to our sponsors: Audible — Get a 30-day trial and a free audiobook when you visit them at www.audible.com/florida SimpliSafe — Get your home security system with no hidden fees or contracts at www.SimpliSafe.com/florida See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:18