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Fact is scarier than fiction. Subscribe to Casefile Premium to receive ad-free episodes released one week early, along with access to bonus Q&A’s, our exclusive show ‘Behind the Files’, and more.

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Fact is scarier than fiction. Subscribe to Casefile Premium to receive ad-free episodes released one week early, along with access to bonus Q&A’s, our exclusive show ‘Behind the Files’, and more.

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Episodes

A Message from the Host

7/26/2022
Hey Casefile fans! In support of Missing Persons Week, I’ve accepted a challenge to record 145 personalised messages for the first 145 listeners to secure their spot. Why this many? Because on average, 145 Australians are reported missing every single day. Whether you know a Casefile fan with an upcoming birthday or just looking to change your voicemail? Get creative! Spots will open at 8 am Australian Eastern Standard Time on Sunday 31st of July, and close on Saturday 6th of...

Duration:00:01:07

See You Soon! (Mid-Year Break)

7/21/2022
To our valued listeners, including our Patreon, Apple Premium and Spotify supporters, this is just a quick message to let you know that there will be a four-week break between episodes from July 16 onwards. As we do every year, the Casefile team will be busy catching up on some behind-the-scenes work to ensure we finish 2022 on a strong note. Episodes will resume their normal scheduling on August 20, kicking off with Case 219. As always, thanks for your ongoing support, and we look forward...

Duration:00:01:13

Case 218: The Blackout Killers (Part 2)

7/16/2022
[Part 2 of 2] In Berlin, Germany at the height of World War Two, a man took advantage of the Blackout orders at night to frighten and assault women in an isolated garden colony. Soon, he progressed to attacking and killing women on the S-Bahn train by throwing them from the carriage door while the train was in motion. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jess Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn This...

Duration:01:23:52

Case 218: The Blackout Killers (Part 1)

7/9/2022
[Part 1 of 2] At the height of World War Two in London, a serial killer roamed the streets. In just one week in February 1942, he killed four women and attempted to kill others, taking them by surprise at night during the enforced blackout periods. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jess Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas This episode's sponsors: ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code...

Duration:01:07:27

Case 217: Kathleen Marshall

7/2/2022
In March 1998, members of the Cat Protection Society in Brisbane, Australia were shocked at the murder of one of their own, a 52-year-old Veterinarian named Dr Kathleen Marshall. An outspoken crusader for animal rights, Kathleen seemed an unlikely target for such a brutal assault... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: DoorDash –...

Duration:01:13:12

Case 216: The Itzkovitz Family

6/25/2022
Eliahu Itzkovitz spent much of his childhood confined behind the walls of Romania’s Chișinău Ghetto – a place where he and other Romanian Jews were held prisoner by their government... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Holly Boyd Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Patreon – Support Casefile and get early access to ad-free episodes and additional content Calm – Get 40% off Calm...

Duration:00:37:26

Case 215: The One-Man Crime Wave

6/11/2022
*** Warning: This case involves a child victim *** On May 26 1978, four-year-old Eric Christgen suddenly disappeared while playing in a park in St Joseph, Missouri. The next day, his body was discovered near the Missouri River, sparking a manhunt like the small town had never seen before. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's...

Duration:01:18:54

Case 214: Kevin Hjalmarsson

6/4/2022
*** Warning: This case involves a child victim *** When the body of four-year-old Kevin Hjalmarsson was found floating on a wooden pallet in Sweden’s Kyrkviken bay, police determined that it wasn’t a tragic drowning, but a cold-blooded murder. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Peloton – Learn more about Peloton Calm – Get 40% off...

Duration:01:23:03

Case 213: The Noordhoek 'Ripper Rapists'

5/28/2022
It was around 2:30 am on Sunday, December 18 1994, when a group of friends stumbled across the bloody and brutalised body of a young woman, lying in the middle of a road in Gqeberha, South Africa. She was the latest victim of Frans Du Toit and Theuns Kruger; two men who the press would come to dub The Noordhoek ‘Ripper Rapists’. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B....

Duration:01:04:31

Case 212: The Forgotten Cannibal

5/21/2022
On December 21 1924, itinerant beggar, Vincenz Olivier, knocked on the door of an apartment building on the outskirts of Münsterberg in Weimar, Germany. Father Denke, the elderly man who answered the door, gladly offered Vincenz 20 pfennigs to help him write a letter to his brother. Vincenz accepted and was welcomed into Father Denke’s home... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Holly Boyd Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music –...

Duration:00:39:18

Case 211: Cari Farver

5/14/2022
When Omaha mechanic Dave Kroupa met Cari Farver in late 2012, he thought he’d found the perfect woman. Unfortunately, their relationship soon turned sour and when Dave ended things, Cari began to obsessively stalk him, turning his life into a living nightmare... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Peloton – Learn more about...

Duration:01:15:10

Case 210: Jayna Murray

5/7/2022
On March 11, 2011, two employees of the Lululemon Athletica yoga store in Bethesda, Maryland fell victim to a brutal attack carried out by two masked men. 30-year-old Jayna Murray was murdered, while 28-year-old Brittany Norwood survived the ordeal which included sexual assault, torture, repeated stabbings and burglary. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B....

Duration:01:10:04

Case 209: Urban Höglin & Heidi Paakkonen

4/30/2022
When Swedish backpackers Urban Höglin and Heidi Paakkonen go missing during a camping trip around New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula, concerns are quickly raised that the newly engaged couple could have fallen victim to foul play. Worries increase once it’s discovered that convicted killer, David Tamihere, was on the loose in the area at the time, having jumped bail on a rape charge. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly...

Duration:01:32:46

Case 208: John Chau

4/23/2022
In 2018, American missionary John Chau sailed out to North Sentinel, a forested island off the coast of India. He intended to spread the word of God to the Sentinelese, a small population of indigenous people considered the most remote tribe in the world. Yet, the Sentinelese have made it very clear to outsiders that they desire isolation above all else. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike...

Duration:00:38:21

Case 207: Suzanne Armstrong & Susan Bartlett

4/16/2022
In early January 1977, residents of Easey Street in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of Collingwood noticed they hadn’t seen the tenants at number 147 for several days... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Peloton – Learn more about Peloton The Detective’s Dilemma – New podcast from Casefile Presents Truebill – Take control of your...

Duration:01:20:05

Case 206: Julio & Candra Torres

4/9/2022
On Tuesday, July 27 1976, 16-year-old Candra Torres and a man named Tom Brown showed up in an Oregon sheriff’s department to report a terrible incident. Candra’s husband, 21-year-old Julio Torres, had been accidentally shot and killed while the three were on a camping trip deep in Mount Hood National Forest... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's...

Duration:01:11:09

Case 205: Bernd Brandes

4/2/2022
On March 9 2001, 43-year-old computer engineer Bernd Brandes disappeared from his home in Berlin, Germany. Although his absence was extremely out of character, investigations into his whereabouts proved unsuccessful... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: The Detective’s Dilemma – New podcast from Casefile Presents Babbel – Get...

Duration:01:15:21

Missing Niamh - A message from the host

3/29/2022
Niamh Maye was an adventurous teenager. She grew up in a large family in the northern New South Wales town of Armidale, in Australia. After finishing high school, she took a gap year in 2002 and embarked on a working holiday picking fruit in the rural town of Batlow. As Easter approached, Niamh made plans to travel to Sydney to meet her sister, Fionnuala, and brother Kieron, so they could travel back to Armidale to spend Easter with their family. But Niamh never made it home. If you...

Duration:00:04:14

Case 204: The Glendale Train Crash

3/26/2022
On January 26 2005, 25-year-old Juan Alvarez parked his car on a railway line in Glendale, Los Angeles, causing an explosive train crash that killed and injured dozens of commuters. Alvarez, plagued by family troubles and a difficult past, claimed it was an accident but those who witnessed the crash said otherwise. Was Alvarez an innocent victim or a calculating killer? --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research – Holly Boyd Writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly...

Duration:00:44:52

Case 203: Bob Chappell

3/19/2022
On January 26 2009, defacto couple Bob Chappell and Sue Neill-Fraser spent the public holiday working on their yacht, The Four Winds, in Tasmania’s Sandy Bay. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research – Jessica Forsayeth Writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Allbirds – Discover your perfect pair of sneakers Peloton – Learn more about Peloton ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for...

Duration:02:00:58