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Melissa Moore

Host of Happy Face
Melissa Moore is an Emmy-nominated Crime Correspondent for the Dr. Oz Show, Executive Producer and host of LMN's "Monster In My Family.” Melissa is a recognized expert on the topics of recovery from trauma, domestic violence and serial violent crimes. Moore was raised Melissa Jesperson, daughter of the infamous “Happy Face” serial killer, Keith Jesperson. Growing up in a small town in Washington state, she survived the escalating trauma from her home life and the man she called her father. Today, she frequently shares her insight and background with survivors seeking healing from violent crimes and abuse through her work and bestselling book, WHOLE: A Guide to Self-Repair (2016 Rodale).
Recent episodes featuring Melissa Moore
Introducing Murder in Oregon
Happy Face
In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. The murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank Gable, a man who Francke's own brother, Kevin, along with storied Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years. They contend Francke had uncovered a trail of corruption in the prison system— one that led to the top of Oregon’s political establishment. Murder In Oregon follows the two men on a decades-long journey, bordering on obsession, into Oregon’s drug and crime-infested underworld to answer one question: Who really killed Michael Francke?The first episode of Murder in Oregon is now available. Listen here.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Introducing Hit Man
Happy Face
Five years ago, veteran journalist Jasmyn Morris discovered a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors, and the fact that it’d been used to commit a triple murder. From iHeart Radio and Hit Home Media, this is the story of a man who had a hand in many of Motown’s hits, the hit on his family, an elusive author, a literal murder manual, and how the drive for money can sometimes cost too much. Hit Man is now available. Listen here.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Monster Presents: Insomniac
Happy Face
What happens when you immerse yourself in true crime, night after night, digging deeper into the lives of serial killers? What are the consequences to a person's psyche? From iHeartRadio and TenderfootTV comes a new podcast about twisted serial killers and one man's journey through their stories.Listen to the first two episodes of Monster Presents: Insomniac here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Introducing Disgraceland, A Rock ‘n’ Roll True Crime Podcast
Happy Face
Season 3 of DISGRACELAND is out now! Disgraceland is a true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. Jerry Lee Lewis’ 5th wife? Dead. Sam Cooke 3AM in a seedy motel? Dead. Sid and Nancy? Dead. Why? Because musicians are crazy. Because insane things happen to them. Because we love them. And because we let them get away with it. Murder! Suicide! Religious Cults! Tupac! Rick James! The Stones sleeping with the first lady — wait… what? If you love true crime and you love music get ready to love DISGRACELAND. Season 3 includes episodes about Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, Snoop Dogg, XXXTentacion, Johnny Cash, Amy Winehouse, and more! Listen to Disgraceland on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Introducing: Monster: The Zodiac Killer
Happy Face
From the team who brought you Atlanta Monster comes a new season and a new monster. Season 2 tackles the riveting story of one of the most infamous serial killers in history - the Zodiac Killer. In the late 1960s, a mysterious, faceless fugitive attacked and killed five people in San Francisco. As the murderer went about his gruesome work, he regularly mocked the police and the public by sending letters containing confusing cryptograms to the Bay Area newspapers. Throughout the exhaustive search, there were 2,500 Zodiac suspects, yet none strong enough to make an arrest and, 50 years later, the killer has never been identified.With new interviews and information, join hosts Payne Lindsey (of Up & Vanished) and Matt Frederick (of Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know) as they take a deep dive into the real story behind the headlines and new clues that may offer insight into the identity of this nameless fugitive. Listen and subscribe to MONSTER: The Zodiac Killer on Apple Podcasts, the iHeartRadio app, or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices
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10 hours, 21 minutes