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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.


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True Crime


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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Welcome back to WTF Wednesday! This week we bring you all of the Florida Fuckery! There is only one more episode before we sign off on this season. Make sure you don't miss out on any of our episodes. Let us know if you have any suggestions for next season. Thanks, everyone! Nothin better to do on a Saturday evening https://bit.ly/3p1ag0j Didn't know you could do this in the library https://bit.ly/3LMpyxJ You can't prove I stole that shirt! https://bit.ly/3LuIxMQ How did you not know? https://bit.ly/41ZBJxZ Cass's fun fact https://bit.ly/3oZE6Ce 911 isn't in the business of providing rides to Hooters? https://bit.ly/41ZtW2X Just open the door! https://bit.ly/3Vo6cTP https://bit.ly/3Lp7UQh Steve Wozniak (Apple) LITERALLY Prints His Own Money | Wild Ride! Clips YouTube https://bit.ly/3oWT9fP


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It's that time again! Buckle in for another WTF episode and enjoy the ride. Thank you for joining us and see you next week! The story making its way across everyone's social media over the past few weeks: https://bit.ly/41LomBu https://bit.ly/41R72e0 Please don't use Meth: https://bit.ly/41X6KC1 Florida Fuckery: https://bit.ly/3Au9cnX Cass's Fun Fact: https://bit.ly/3HeZc62 https://bit.ly/3HjaWnR Beware of storage auctions: https://bit.ly/3VmPC6Z https://bit.ly/3VblE5x


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It's that time again, campers! The 3rd installment of WTF Wednesday is out and coming in hot. Tune in and enjoy all the incredible stories we share this week. Millions of dollars worth of stolen items from in homes of retired Italian gentleman https://bit.ly/41EepFn Grandma didn’t mean to scare anyone, but she needed money https://bit.ly/3N2NRt8 Did Don Lewis resurface in Costa Rica? And no one noticed?! https://bit.ly/43DGGOd Florida Fuckery with alligators https://bit.ly/43HlGGe Fun Facts with Cass https://bit.ly/3LbE175 Hitman for Hire website is legit https://bit.ly/41CAvbo


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Florida Fuckery http://bit.ly/402qao0 https://bit.ly/41g8Rkm Dude, where’s my teeth http://bit.ly/3KIt2Sq Guess what, apparently we’re dead http://bit.ly/41bPOYm Cass’s fun fact http://bit.ly/3KM9n47 Body parts for sale http://bit.ly/3KN4I1U http://bit.ly/416zkAQ


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The gang is back for more fuckery, and we brought more friends! Have some guns for your wall https://bit.ly/3nGlwyd http://bit.ly/3ZMvfjY Someone stole my Mummy http://bit.ly/3Kfo1zchttp://bit.ly/3Kfo1zc http://bit.ly/3KbgvFE Remodel your backyard with insurance fraud http://bit.ly/3Md3he9 http://bit.ly/3nOOzQ9 Cass’ fun fact Michigan doesn’t take kindly to your potty mouth http://bit.ly/3zvPBTM http://bit.ly/3GFUqOH Florida Fuckery http://bit.ly/3KuXY8x


A Brave 8 year old Shasta Groene and the Justice system that failed her

Jess and Brice are back with new episodes! Thank you everyone for sticking in there with us while we were away! We had some much-needed time off but missed doing what we love and interacting with all of you. In this episode, we talk about an amazing survival story of a young woman and the man responsible for the torture and murder of her family. If child sexual abuse is a trigger, please know that we are tackling this topic in this episode. We do the best we can not to share details of these crimes, but please listen responsibly. Information from this episode: Newspaper Article on Murders and Kidnappings https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2026&dat=20070123&id=HyczAAAAIBAJ&sjid=M_AFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1255%2C896839 Duncan’s Crimes/ Background https://evilbeings.blogspot.com/2011/04/joseph-edward-duncan-iii.html https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Joseph_Duncan_III#On_Criminal_Minds Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Edward_Duncan Shasta Groene responds to news of Duncan’s death https://www.krem.com/article/news/local/serial-killer-joseph-duncan-dies-brain-cancer/293-af71aa36-48ad-496b-97d4-fd2af2d018da Survivor tells her story https://www.eastidahonews.com/2022/06/sole-survivor-speaks-in-2-hour-special-examining-horrific-murder-of-idaho-family-shasta-groene/ https://www.foxnews.com/us/idaho-woman-shasta-groene-joseph-duncan


The Canadian Greyhound Bus Cannibal

The Canadian Greyhound Bus Cannibal Hello, friends! Join Jess, Brice, and our special guest Dean around the campfire while Mara takes the reins and tells us about the shocking case of the killing of young Tim McLean. Tim McLean was just 22 years old when he boarded Greyhound bus 1170 bound for Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. On the fateful day of July 30th, 2008, he lost his life to Vince Li. Mara tells us about the stabbing and eventual cannibalism that led to a standoff with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. Li was finally taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder but he would not be found criminally responsible for the crime due to mental illness. We discuss the profound impact this case had on the passengers of the bus and the family of the victim. Was justice served for McLean and his family? Should Li be able to rejoin society? Listen to the episode and don’t forget to give us your thoughts! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Tim_McLean https://web.archive.org/web/20080810005604/http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080805.wbus06/BNStory/National/home chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/3458881/Manitoba-Criminal-Code-Review-Board-decision.pdf https://www.ranker.com/list/facts-about-tim-mclean-greyhound/jen-jeffers https://nypost.com/2017/02/11/man-who-beheaded-bus-passenger-granted-total-freedom/ https://web.archive.org/web/20090315135511/http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Health/Beheader%2Bcriminally%2Bresponsible/1356476/story.html https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/greyhound-killer-believed-man-he-beheaded-was-an-alien-1.1131575 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/the-scream-that-haunts-the-forgotten-passengers-of-bus-1170/article1372244/?page=all https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/40-year-old-suspect-held-in-gruesome-manitoba-bus-killing-1.705008 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/greyhound-beheading-10th-anniversary-1.4760074 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/mother-of-tim-mclean-ends-petition-to-change-law-1.2502104 https://globalnews.ca/news/1855998/timeline-of-decisions-in-the-case-of-vince-li/


WHITW Podcast presents: Carmita Thompson of Missing in the PNW Podcast

Welcome back Campers. We give an update on episodes and what is happening in the Woods. Our recent collaborations and future collaborations. In this episode, we have a guest, Carmita Thompson. Carmita is the host of Missing in the PNW Podcast. She will tell us the story of Esmerelda "Kit" Mora. Kit is an LGBTQ 17-year-old who is two-spirit, non-binary, asexual, and uses they/them pronouns. They had a horrible childhood growing up with an abusive and neglectful mother who never reported them missing. Nobody has heard from Kit since November 2021 but the cops went to their mom's house in September and she told them Kit "ran away" in April. Please let us know if you have any information on this case or let us know your thoughts on this case or if you have any suggestions for a case.


That time the United States Army took on the Crips

It’s 1989 and Sgt. Bill Foulk purchased a home in one of Tacoma’s worst neighborhoods. The street was home to one of the most notorious street gangs Washington has ever known, the hilltop street gang. Sgt Foulk and his neighbors witnessed numerous drug deals and illegal activities and reported this to authorities several times. But when that failed to garner a police response Sgt. Foulk had no problem confronting The Hilltop crips himself. They were tired of Sgt. Foulk’s threats, the Crips threatened and ambushed Sgt. Foulks' house but not before he invited some of his friends from the 2nd ranger battalion to his house for a BBQ and after 10 minutes and more than 300 rounds had been fired the Crips soon realized they were in a fight for their lives!!!! https://www.military.com/history/time-army-rangers-got-gunfight-crips-street-gang.html https://www.q13fox.com/news/army-ranger-veteran-remembers-defending-his-home-against-alleged-gang-attack-in-tacoma-shootout https://www.q13fox.com/news/tacoma-homicides-up-more-than-50-over-same-period-in-2021 https://apnews.com/article/ecea5c7982345f184064facf5433330d https://www.macrotrends.net/cities/us/wa/tacoma/crime-rate-statistics https://sofrep.com/news/ranger-legends-ash-street-shootout/ https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/dec/30/after-17-years-tacoma-police-chief-with-good-heart/ https://www.southsoundtalk.com/2019/04/05/ranger-ash-street-shootout-remains-part-of-tacomas-gang-lore/ https://nwgangs.proboards.com/thread/41/hilltop-crip-gang https://youtu.be/HxgJ8AnobGE https://www.army.mil/ranger/


Halloween Collaboration with Crimes and Closets

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Children of all ages, here we present our annual tradition and collaboration with our podcast besties... the fabulous ladies, Cristy and Beth from Crimes & Closets!!! This year we are talking about spooky and scary stories for Halloween. This episode we have on the M I C the Killer B's ... Beth and Brice. Brice will regale us with stories and traditions from the Philippines. Facts about the week of Undas and all the facts about Filipinos' relationship with the dearly departed. Even talk about some of the monsters and lore about such creatures as the Kapre, the duwende, and the much revered Manananggal. Beth gives us tales and misconceptions about the Voodoo religion. Give you details about its origins and how we get facts about this religion wrong. Along with crimes involving the Voodoo religion. So hold on to your pants and prepare yourself for the Killer B's on the tracks! Beth's Sources: https://bit.ly/3W8HSoQ https://bit.ly/3TYE5bN https://bit.ly/3gGxKU9 https://bit.ly/3Flhl1O https://oxygen.tv/3FlP4Z4 https://bit.ly/3SzVzu4 https://bit.ly/3SGlIrfhttps://bit.ly/3f4mcd6 Brice would like to thank his sources: My Cousins: Francis and Monica Sacluti, Cheryl Lund, and my Aunt Lenie But most importantly my Mom Lita Abella ❤️❤️❤️💕


PNW True Crime Fest 2022 LIVE Podcast

This is our presentation from the Pacific Northwest True Crime fest from October 8th & 9th, 2022. This was a Live event where we got to meet so many fans and other podcasters. Not to mention all the vendors and even Crimedoor were at the event. The event was a great success and we hope to be back next year! We hope to see even more of you there next year too! Hope you enjoy Jess' presentation!


Kaylee Birdzell: A Family gets closure but, not Justice

Hello campers! We’re frantically getting ready for the PNW True Crime Fest, which is one week away! But we still have time to bring you a fresh case for this episode. Kaylee Birdzell was a young, beautiful and much loved woman who was brutally murdered in August of 2022. A suspect was quickly found and was awaiting his arraignment when he decided to make an attempt to end his life in jail. Sadly, the details of all of this senselessness have spread far and wide across the nation, all while Kaylee’s family is grieving and searching for justice. Please keep this family in your thoughts as they navigate the coming months. Your favorite podcasters will be set up the weekend of October 8th and 9th at the Pacific Northwest True Crime Fest! We would love to see you there. Tickets are on sale through this link and you can take 10% off either ticket option by using our discount code WHITW10. Stop by our booth to say hi, meet the family and get a treat! Information from this episode: News reports on the crime: https://bit.ly/3E92VkC https://bit.ly/3SCn7zC https://bit.ly/3BZCZFg Memorial set up at the Goose Apartments in Kaylee’s memory: https://bit.ly/3BYi060 The gofundme set up to help Kaylee’s family: https://bit.ly/3Cgmoxt Fabian Hernandez has a interesting criminal history: https://bit.ly/3y4yesX Hernandez chose to end his life before he was held accountable for his actions: https://bit.ly/3ClFQtL https://bit.ly/3ClFS4R


Anybody know how to time travel?? Asking for a friend.

Welcome back to the campfire, friends! We have a very sordid tale of love, lies, murder and…time travel? This episode has a little bit of everything. The victim, in this case, Anna Repkina, was a bright and lovely young woman searching for a partner to share her life with. Little did she know that her search would take her across the globe to a small Oregon town, ultimately to her death. Information from this episode: https://cbsn.ws/3xou5jp https://bit.ly/3UfXo1u https://bit.ly/3SbRQ5Z https://cbsn.ws/3U81wjQ https://wapo.st/3BoNrG2


Karma never forgets and neither does DNA

Happy Friday, Campers! What better way to kick off your weekend than with a new episode from your favorite podcast. In this episode, Brice and Jess talk about a cold case that got a second chance at being solved with DNA evidence. It doesn’t go as investigators hope, but at least there is some closure for the victim's family. Don’t forget! We are excited to be part of the Pacific Northwest True Crime Fest on October 8th and 9th. Tickets are on sale now; if you use our discount code WHITW10, you will get 10% off. Follow the link below to buy your tickets now and come support local podcasts and other members of the true crime community in the PNW. We can’t wait to meet all of you there! PNW True Crime fest: https://pnwtruecrimefest.com/ Information from this episode: Archived Article on the murder https://bit.ly/3CSbHD8 Articles detailing murder, investigation and updates on DNA evidence https://yhoo.it/3QptJ2N https://fxn.ws/3RcrYag https://bit.ly/3CS3n6q https://bit.ly/3B9e7vy https://bit.ly/3KEh5vk


A dastardly fiend slayed my daughter

We're back! Did you miss us? Your favorite podcasting duo is ready to start off our next season of true crime cases for your listening pleasure. In this episode, we go back to the roaring '20s… 1920s. At a time when women were becoming more daring, alcohol was prohibited but found around every corner and the nation was reeling from WWI. Sylvia Gaines was looking towards a bright future. She had just graduated from Smith, moved across the country from Massachusetts, and reconnected with her dad, Bob. But that connection seems to be the beginning of the end for Sylvia and her dear old dad. This case still lives in infamy in the Pacific Northwest even almost 100 years later. Gather 'round the campfire and join us for our season opener in the woods. Information from this podcast episode: Articles on the murder https://bit.ly/3c2kIhK https://bit.ly/3ptF0Ut Bob Gaines' appeal https://bit.ly/3K6aolx News article on Bob Gaines' hanging https://bit.ly/3wirIhp List of persons executed in Washington state https://bit.ly/3c2CwcO True Crime Cat Lawyer mini-episode https://bit.ly/3KbRIRl Ghoulish Tendencies episode https://bit.ly/3A5dhyk Paranormal Investigators at Green Lake https://bit.ly/3webeqL


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All good things must come to an end... Sadly we have reached the end of the 4th season of fuckery. We've had a blast getting together and talking about the stories we have brought to you. A deep and heartfelt thanks from us here at What Happens in the Woods for listening in and supporting our shenanigans! Enjoy the show! Beware of what jobs you find online: https://oxygen.tv/3bUPOaz Cameras don't belong in vents: https://bit.ly/3nFut7F The black market needs your kidney: https://bit.ly/3P4aziu Red sky at night, sailor delight: https://bit.ly/3usdppy Florida Fuckery in a Waffle House: https://bit.ly/3OTut08 This week's Fun Facts with Uncle Colin: https://bit.ly/3OOaobq


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It's Wednesday and you know what that means! Wtf stories are coming your way! This week we have a very special guest as Jess and Colin's mom joins in the fuckery, along with everyone's favorites Olivia. Buckle in, we're here for the wtf wild ride! The confessions at this catholic church don't compare to what happens inside it: https://oxygen.tv/3a09v09 This guy's weapon of choice is also his tattoo of choice: https://bit.ly/3OTdKJT https://bit.ly/3yquYbY Unusual Bucket List wish granted: https://bit.ly/3AdbkS5 Is it Fight Club or burglary? https://bit.ly/3HYizPL Please stay out of the chocolate vat: https://bit.ly/3bBXDlB This week's Fun Facts with Uncle Colin: https://bit.ly/3OLbcOp Make sure to like, rate and review anywhere you are able! Thanks for tuning in and we'll be back for the last episode in the season next week!


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Happy Wednesday everybody and welcome to the next installment of WTF Wednesday, your favorite midweek break. This week there is a hostile takeover! This week's host is none other than Brice! We are also joined By guest hosts Colin and Olivia. This week we learn about Jess and Colin’s adventures in California and Olivia's new obsession. Well, let's get to it! In this week’s show we talk about fuckery in California: A man gets fired for being my hero or he is trolling the world Or it was just an honest mistake https://bayareane.ws/3QD7N5l Thieves in India return items because of scary dreams: https://bit.ly/3OvBpjj and everybody's favorite we return to Florida: Florida man is arrested for requesting a ride: https://oxygen.tv/3Ncnldg Florida man is arrested on drug charges and claims " That's not mine": https://bit.ly/3QD6LX1 We thank you as always for listening! We will be back with you all next week for a new episode and new fuckery stay tuned!