Esther has been following true crime cases since she was a teen. Using a storytelling style she details the cases that have long fascinated her. Using her background in criminal psychology she researches the crime, criminals and victims to discover the “why” behind some infamous crimes as well as fascinating lesser known cases.
A 7-year-old goes missing from Vallejo, California in 1999.  It would be some time before Xiana Fairchild would be linked to a serial predator who would ultimately be connected to several missing and murdered women and children in Northern California and beyond. This is the first part of a month-long series about serial predator Curtis Dean Anderson.  Resources:  Letters from a Serial Killer: The true story of a mother and a journalist's fight to save a little girl's life by Kristi Belcamino and Stephanie Kahalekulu, Publisher: Kristi Belcamino, 2018.  "A Sad End to Xiana's Story" by Stacy Finz, Patrick Hoge, Tyche, Hendricks, Matthew B. Standard for The San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 4, 2001.  Sponsors:  Skout's Honor: www.SkoutsHonor.com/once for 20% off your order. Acorn TV:  www.acorn.tv - use offer code ONCE to get your first 30 days free.  Links: www.patreon.com/onceuponacrime
This week my special guest is Leroy Luna from Excuse Me, That's Illegal Podcast. We discuss some bizarre crimes, the dumbest criminals and crime stories that could only have happened in 2020. Links to resources:  https://www.clickorlando.com/news/2020/06/09/naked-florida-man-accused-of-bizarre-crime-spree-that-included-trying-to-kiss-elderly-woman/  https://www.newser.com/story/296711/guy-gets-year-in-jail-for-covid-era-parties.html https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/man-gets-caricature-done-robs-artist-and-leaves-painting-of-himself-behind https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/dine-and-dash-restaurant-ceiling/ https://nypost.com/2020/02/14/man-wearing-dumbass-sweatshirt-arrested-after-stolen-car-chase/ Sponsors: Acorn TV: www.ACORN.tv and use code ONCE to get your first 30 days free.  SimpliSafe: www.SimpliSafe.com/once to get a free home security camera and a 60-day risk-free trial.  Links:  Excuse Me, That's Illegal Podcast: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/excuse-me-thats-illegal-1380261 Women and Crime Podcast: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-and-crime-986553 Patreon: www.patreon.com/onceuponacrime YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC17PL60EqRV7DcDdgLC3YTQ     
Nineteen eighty was going to be Dorothy Stratten’s year. Playboy’s Hugh Hefner thought it might even be her decade. She was just 20 years old, the girl next door with the shy smile and whispery voice who didn’t know her own beauty. But who was Dorothy really? And how did her rise to fame ultimately lead to her death? This is a six-part series about love, sex and murder in 1970s Hollywood when glitter pants and roller skates were all the rage, and the Playboy mansion hosted the biggest party in town. Listen today at http://wondery.fm/Starlet_OnceUponACri  
In this episode I'll share three true crime cases you may not have heard of, but should have.  My special guest host is Laurah from The Fall Line and One Strange Thing Podcasts.  Resources:  "Murder in a Silent Place" by David Van Biema for Time, Jun 17, 2001.  People Magazine Investigates: The Sounds of Silence, Season 3, Episode 13, Investigation Discover Channel.  "Gwen Araujo murder 14 years later: Trangender teen's killers face parole" by Malaika Fraley for The Bay Area News Group, Oct 14, 2016.  Sponsors:  Native Deodorant - www.nativeDEO.com/once or use promo code ONCE for 20% off your first order. EverlyWell At-Home Lab Testing Kits - www.EverlyWell.com/once and enter promo code ONCE for 20% off your test.  PlushCare - www.PlushCare.com/once to start your free 30-day trial.  Resources mentioned in this episode:  A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006), Lifetime TV. Trained in the Ways of Men (2007), directed by Michelle Prevost.  Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation, Malinda Maynor Lowery, (University of North Carolina Press, 2010). The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle, Malinda Maynor Lowery, (University of North Carolina Press, 2018). If you have any information regarding the Brittany Locklear case you can contact the State Bureau of Investigation in North Carolina at (919) 662-4500 or the Hoke County Sheriff's Office at (910) 875-5111. There is a $20,000 reward for information leading to a resolution of Brittany's case.  Other links: Once Upon a Crime Patreon - www.patreon.com/onceuponacrime The Fall Line Podcast - www.thefalllinepodcast.com  One Strange Thing Podcast - www.onestrangethingpodcast.com   
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