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Going West: True Crime

A weekly True Crime, Society and Culture podcast featuring Heath Merryman
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In December of 1986, a 20-year-old women left her boyfriends house and headed home to be with family after the holiday, but she never arrived. After her family searched for her all night, her car was found in a secluded area off the I-15 freewa
In December of 2020, a 21-year-old man headed home from college for the holiday's to see his parents in Texas. During his drive over, he was involved in a single-car accident, and the bizarre clues left behind turned his disappearance into a re
In August of 1996, a 33-year-old artist and aspiring children’s book illustrator from Nashville vanished after allegedly heading off on a quick vacation. But as this supposed “getaway story” unraveled and law enforcement found her vehicle with
In June of 2021, a New Jersey native settled into her Airbnb chef job outside of Joshua Tree, California after traveling cross-country with her boyfriend. But one hot afternoon, she supposedly walked away and seemingly vanished. Months later, h
In November of 1950, a coastal Massachusetts schoolteacher was found murdered while a treacherous nor’easter hit this small town. In one of the biggest mysteries of Essex County, a minsters daughter’s life and secrets are picked apart in hopes
In November of 2018, an inspiring 31-year-old woman headed to a Grand Rapids pub with an old friend, and she was never seen again. What followed was a neighbors horrific discovery in a shared basement, a retired police sergeant’s attempted cove
In late November of 1991, a college student from Virginia was visiting home for Thanksgiving when he decided to meet with some old friends for a night out. The next day, his parents returned home to find their son dead. At first glance his deat
In November of 2007, a young Michigan girl was headed home on her bike after visiting with a friend, but she never returned. Once her body was found in a nearby cemetery, suspicions heavily weighed on a local man who suggested the family look t
In December of 1998, a 40-year-old wife and mother from Wisconsin became violently ill, and after 3 days of being sick, she sadly passed away. But was there more at play here? Between multiple marital affairs, harassing photos, and a letter fro
Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women! In October of 2019, an SD Card was found on an Anchorage, Alaska street that contained videos and images of a man murdering an indigenous woman in a hotel room. As more evidence was quickly unc
In 1998, an 18-year-old working her normal night shift at a Montana movie rental store was murdered by an unknown assailant who escaped into the darkness. After years without answers, this killer went on to commit more crimes across various reg
In 1987, a 37-year-old woman headed out to a Fort Collins, Colorado bar and was never seen alive again. When her body was found in a field by a bicyclist, the investigation into her murder began, starting with the neighbors. This case is full o
In September 2021, a 19-year-old woman headed to her apartment in Orlando, Florida after work to prepare for an evening flight to her parents house, but she never boarded the plane. Her concerned family drove to her apartment to check on her, o
In 1980, a 31-year-old violinist performed the first act of a ballet at the Metropolitan Opera House before disappearing during intermission. When the show came to a close and all that was left of her was her instrument, police scoured the dark
The latest updates on the tragic story of Gabby Petito FBI CONFERENCE DISCUSSING GABBY'S BODY BEING FOUND https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fbi+gabby+petito+conference+body YOUTUBE VIDEO OF GABBY'S VAN in WYOMING https://www.youtube
On the morning of June 23, 2021, a 24-year-old Geologist living in Arizona headed out to a job site for work, before suddenly leaving 15 minutes later and not being heard from again. One month later, his car was found in a desert ravine, alongs
In 2002, a fashion writer and mom living in the small Cape Cod town of Truro, Massachusetts was found murdered in her home. After an intense search across the area that lasted years, police finally found a DNA match. But was the investigation m
Up-to-date account of news regarding Gabby Petito's case and Brian's flee. More to come Gabby Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-us-find-gabby Body Cam Footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCGsW41aQEw Learn more about your ad choic
In this episode, we discuss ALL up-to-date information on Gabby Petito's ongoing case and also discuss the Moab Murders that occurred just before Gabby's disappearance in the same area she was last seen in. Learn more about your ad choices. Vis
In July of 2021, a 22-year-old woman set off in a van with her fiancé to explore to United States. But after just 2 months on the road, he returned to Florida without her, got a lawyer, and refused to speak to her family or police about where h
In August of 1987, a 26-year-old New England woman responded to a personal ad in the local Dexter, Maine newspaper that would unknowingly lead to her demise just months later. In a story that has been described as something only Alfred Hitchcoc
In 2010, a 30-year-old man turned criminal in Ohio set off on a sinister path of destruction. After hiding in a tree while he stalked a local family of 3, he went on a murderous rampage and held one of them hostage. From revealing surveillance
In the spring of 1985, a young woman was murdered after going out in Honolulu, Hawaii, and at least 4 other vicious killings followed. As a massive task force was assembled and residents of O’ahu feared for their lives, police worked hard to fi
In August of 2013, a 17-year-old girl in Virginia headed out to collect hair supplies for her upcoming senior picture day. But when she didn’t return home that night, her family feared for the worst. After tracking her cell phone to a nearby lo
In 2003, a 16-year-old girl attended a concert in Albuquerque with her best friends expecting to have a fantastic night with their favorite artist. But after looking for help from a foot injury during the show, she seemingly vanished out of thi
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