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Fact is scarier than fiction.

Fact is scarier than fiction.
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Fact is scarier than fiction.






Case 72: Wilhelmina Kruger and Anna Dowlingkoa

Wilhelmina was especially anxious. In the preceding weeks, she had developed a funny feeling that someone was watching her. It was the reason why her partner Stanley was driving her to work... ____________ Researched and written by [**Milly Raso**]( This episode's sponsor: **[Audible]( **– Free 30-day trial & free audiobook [For all credits and sources please visit...

Duration: 00:58:38

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Duration: 00:01:04

Case 70: The Kimberley Killer

The Kimberley is one of the most remote areas in Australia. Tourists are advised not to leave the main roads and to avoid driving at dawn or during the night – mainly because of the dangers of wildlife and the road trains which dominate the night hours. You must ensure you are adequately prepared with several days of water, food and fuel. Off-road travel is only recommended with an experienced guide – and there is no mobile phone reception, only satellite. Across the Top End and the...

Duration: 00:54:13

Case 69: Gary Patterson

On the morning of Saturday, May 3rd, 1997; 33-year-old, single father Gary Patterson woke up before dawn in his home in Waco, Texas. He got dressed in black jeans and a white shirt and boots. He didn’t need to wear a suit to his final job interview, he had already met with one of the business partners, and they had got to know each other pretty well over the previous three weeks. That morning, the 7:30 am flight from Waco to El Paso was the last step in the process – he would meet the...

Duration: 00:58:10

Case 68: Escape from Alcatraz

Although Alcatraz Prison had since been repaired to a workable condition, the battle scars of Bernie Coy’s 1946 violent failed escape remained visible throughout the cell house. Areas of the floor were chipped, cracked, and faded black from where grenades had detonated. In response to The Battle of Alcatraz that resulted in the deaths of two correctional officers, the imposing prison tightened its grip on its inmates. The stricter control was used to readjust the kinds of rebellious...

Duration: 01:05:01

Case 67: The Battle of Alcatraz

Alcatraz Prison was the solution to America’s overwhelming crime problem. It didn’t aim to rehabilitate like other prisons. It aimed to punish. The worst-of-the-worst inmates of all the other prisons across America were shipped to Alcatraz, inmates who were deemed unmanageable for traditional penitentiaries. San Francisco residents were wary of having a prison crowded with the most dangerous criminals in America located in the heart of their harbour. Alcatraz Prison operators assured them...

Duration: 01:08:17

Case 61: The Lin Family

The newsagency was always open on time, especially on Saturdays, the busiest morning on the shopping strip. People were standing out the front of the newsagency, staring at a huge pile of papers still bundled on the footpath, and when they tried the door, it was locked. Immediately fearing something was wrong, Kathy and Robert went straight over to Min and Lily’s house to find out why they hadn’t opened their newsagency. They assumed they were either sick or maybe one of the boys had hurt...

Duration: 01:05:46

Case 60: Jonestown (Part 3)

[Part 3 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you… This is the chilling conclusion to Jonestown. _______ Researched and written by Milly Raso MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro 2.All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for free American Made – A new movie starring Tom Cruise TuneIn – Early Casefile release RESOURCES BOOKS: A Thousand Lives:...

Duration: 01:01:11

Case 60: Jonestown (Part 2)

[Part 2 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you… _____ Researched and written by Milly Raso MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro 2.All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS TuneIn – Early Casefile release Patreon RESOURCES BOOKS: A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown – Julia Scheeres The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple – Jeff Guinn IMAGES: Map of...

Duration: 01:00:33

Case 60: Jonestown (Part 1)

[Part 1 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you… _______ Researched and written by Milly Raso MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro 2.All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS Audible – Free 30-day trial & free audiobook BodyGuard – Free month of BodyGuard protection TuneIn – Early Casefile release RESOURCES BOOKS: A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown – Julia...

Duration: 01:27:50

Case 59: Amy Lynn Bradley

In the autumn of 1998, 23-year-old Amy Lynn Bradley was told by her parents that they had been gifted a Caribbean cruise. Amy wasn’t excited by the news like they were, she had only just moved into her own apartment after graduating from her degree in Physical Education, and she was about to start a new job. She was busy. But more than that, the idea of a cruise across the sea gave her the creeps. She didn’t really want to go. She would be just as happy settling into her new place, which...

Duration: 01:12:22

Case 58: Shannon Matthews

It was a school morning, and for once Shannon Matthews had something to look forward to. Her fourth-year class had their first swimming lesson that day, and she had been looking forward to it for ages. Despite the freezing room, she crawled out and sleepily climbed down the ladder to get ready. It didn’t take Shannon long to remember the argument she’d had with her mother Karen Matthews and her step dad Craig Meehan, the night before. They’d got into it, and Shannon had sworn at...

Duration: 01:02:39

Case 57: Walsh Street

Victoria Police Constables Steven Tynan and Damian Eyre’s night shift started on October 11, 1988, at 11:00 pm. Call sign ‘Prahran 311', it had been a shift of routine policing for the pair; a domestic dispute, noisy parties, a drunk in Fitzroy Street, a pub assault on Chapel Street, a smashed shop window, and two activated security alarms. At 4:39 am on the morning of October 12, two and a half hours before the end of their shift, a new job was radioed to them from the police communication...

Duration: 01:47:03

Case 56: Anita Cobby

Blacktown is a suburb located in Western Sydney, 37 kilometres away from Sydney’s Central Business District. In the mid-1980’s, drugs, crime and high levels of unemployment were rife in the streets of Blacktown. But it was one particular night that changed everything. On Tuesday, February 4th, 1986, a dairy farmer in Prospect, a neighbouring suburb of Blacktown, noticed something strange. All morning his cows had been gathered in the same spot at a place he called “The Boiler Paddock.” He...

Duration: 01:34:58

Case 54: Daniel Morcombe

On December 7th, 2003, thirteen-year-old Daniel Morcombe told his brothers he was going to Sunshine Plaza to get a haircut and look for Christmas presents. Shortly after lunch he left his home on Woombye-Palmwoods Road and walked just over one kilometer to an unofficial bus stop located under the Kiel Mountain overpass. Daniel had caught the bus from here to the shopping plaza many times before. Standing underneath the overpass, he waited for the 1:35 pm scheduled afternoon bus service to...

Duration: 01:26:27

Case 53: Bonus 2 – Interview

EAR/ONS BONUS EPISODE #2 Interview with Paul Holes Contra Costa County DA Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes spoke with us for the series. You heard him discussing the “Homework Papers" found in Danville as well as his role in finding the DNA match between the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker. We spoke to Paul about his theories and some key questions from our research.

Duration: 00:13:32

Case 53: Bonus 1 – Interviews

EAR/ONS BONUS EPISODE #1 Interviews with Jane Carson-Sandler & Carol Daly Jane Carson-Sandler survived the brutal attack and rape of the East Area Rapist in the October of 1976. She is the fifth known survivor. She was in bed with her three-year-old son when they were attacked. Her attack had come off the back of around a month of hang up calls. These calls had escalated, and one time, Jane told the caller to stop, the voice then told her he was going to kill her husband. Police who...

Duration: 00:32:18

Case 53: The East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker (Part 5)

[Part 5 of 5] When Part 4 began, it was August 1978. Sergeant Jim Bevins and Lieutenant Ray Root from the Sacramento Task Force held a special meeting with law enforcement agencies in Contra Costa County. They believed The East Area Rapist was heading south, possibly to Southern California, and they felt he would strike in Contra Costa County on the way. They advised Contra Costa law enforcement agencies to form a task force and work together, but there was pushback – the general feeling...

Duration: 01:30:48

Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1978–1979 (Part 4)

[Part 4 of 5] Part 3 began with an emergency press conference in mid-1977. A composite sketch, as well as a physical and psychological profile of the East Area Rapist, was released. The public were warned to be vigilant. Police received thousands of tips, and there were countless sightings of the rapist, unfortunately, these sightings weren’t always reported at the time. Many persons of interest made the suspect list, some even looked like prime suspects due to many similarities, but these...

Duration: 01:26:42

Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1977–1978 (Part 3)

[Part 3 of 5] 1977 started off with a task force being created by the Sacramento Sherriff’s department to catch the East Area Rapist. The crime lab was able to determine that the rapist’s blood was Type A. The rapist continued following his earlier MO until the local papers made special mention of the fact he had never attacked a woman with a man present in the house. He adjusted, and from that time on he targeted couples. As the year went on, and attacks grew more and more frequent, so...

Duration: 01:38:20

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