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Steven Beard grew up poor in Dallas, Texas. He had ambitions to go to medical school, but he joined the Navy during World War II.  After the war, Steven took a job at a department store.  He met his first wife, Elise, while working at the store
The Story of Debra & Christopher Milke: Debra Milke was a cute 24-year-old single mother in 1989.  She and her 4-year-old son, Christopher, were living with a friend while Debra prepared to move into her own apartment and start a new job.  She
Our family members are not always who we think. When Eleonore Richland exposed her father’s dark legacy, she vowed to clean up the family business – and hired her half-brother, Santino Reyes, to help her do it. But old habits die hard. In the s
The Murder of Alan Helmick On the morning of June 10, 2008, a robbery was staged in the Colorado home of businessman Alan Helmick.  His wife, Miriam, came home to find Alan on the floor in a pool of his own blood. Because Alan had been shot in
On May 20, 1988, 30-year-old Laurie Dann left poisoned snacks and juice boxes at several houses, started a fire that nearly killed a mother and her two children, and sprayed bullets inside of an elementary school classroom. After years of livin
On November 10, 2010, in broad daylight, a man broke into the home of Tina Herrmann and her two young children.  The attacks, murders, and kidnapping that followed were some of the worst crimes in the history of the state of Ohio. Matthew Hoffm
In September 1985, two Muncie, Indiana, teenagers were shot and killed in their car while parked in the popular Westside Park. The murders stunned Muncie families because the victims were well-liked students at Muncie Northside High School. Kim
When a car bomb kills Daphne Caruana Galizia on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta, the hunt for her killers exposes secrets with consequences that go far beyond its shores. In the aftermath of her death an international team of journa
Sandra Renee Cantu vanished from her Tracy, California, mobile home park in March of 2009, just weeks after her 8th birthday.  It was a Friday afternoon.  Sandra left home to play at a friend’s house. She was expected home for dinner, but her m
On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The prime suspect was her husband, famed actor Robert Blake. But Bonny, a longtime con artist, had plenty of enemies. She left behind a trail of
In the spring of 1995, 27-year-old Lynn Turner came into the hospital emergency room in Marietta, Georgia, to have a bump on her head looked at. When her husband Glenn heard where she was going, he came along.  Glenn had been suffering from sto
Introducing the true crime podcast Persona: The French Deception— the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? Host and award-winning
1998 was a shocking and disturbing year for the residents of Port Angeles, Washington.  First, a three-day old infant died at the hands of beloved pediatrician Dr. Eugene Turner. Then, the wife of ER physician Bruce Rowen was found hacked to de
No one really knows what happens between two people in a marriage.  But after events in the home of couple Mary and Matthew Winkler led to a deadly shooting, everyone had an opinion.  Mary and Matthew had married young.  Matthew was a preacher
When Jeanne Dominico woke up on the morning of August 6, 2003, she didn’t expect to die that day. She was a hard-working divorced mom of two teenagers, so every day was a busy one.  After working one of her three jobs, Jeanne would go home to f
On a chilly January morning in 2002, 12-year-old Ashley Pond disappeared on her way to her school bus stop in Oregon City, Oregon. Two months after Ashley disappeared, Miranda Gaddis, age 13, also vanished while on her way to the same bus stop.
The day of July 22, 2007 had been a typical Sunday for the Petit family of Cheshire, Connecticut. But on that summer day, a convicted felon out on parole noticed mother Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her 11-year-old daughter, Michaela, shopping at a
Whenever we hear of a case of a healthcare professional purposefully hurting a patient, we feel outraged.  When the hurt patients are children, it’s ten times worse.  The case of Genene Jones, LVN, is one of the most reprehensible instances of
In the series premiere, radio DJ Fred Heckman (Jon Hamm) receives an unexpected call from a listener that turns his life upside down. Follow American Hostage on Amazon Music, to hear all 8 episodes right now: wondery.fm/TCB_AmericanHostage   Cl
Jay Orbin lived to be exactly forty-five years old.  He was murdered on September 8, 2004, which was his forty-fifth birthday.  It was just over a month later when his decomposing torso was found in a Rubbermaid container in the Phoenix desert.
Russ Faria was a normal, working guy, in love with his wife, Betsy, when he was framed for her murder. He was convicted and spent years in prison before an acquittal was won by his attorney, Joel Schwartz. This story was enough for a true crime
On May 27, 1978, a crime took place in the Lowcountry town of Walterboro, South Carolina, that created a cloud of fear and sadness over everyone who lived there. Hometown girl, twenty-six-year-old Gwendolyn Elaine Fogle, was attacked in her hom
After sharing a celebratory birthday dinner with her family, 57-year-old Susan Sutton and her husband John were attacked in their home by a masked gunman.  Because credit cards, jewelry, and cash were found out in the open and undisturbed, inve
Edith Meyer was born on Independence Day and soon went by the nickname “Pen.”  It suited her, because Pen was her own person.  At age 55, Pen was living her best life in the small town of Goshen, New Hampshire.  She was a recovering alcoholic a
Candace Mossler was a well-known socialite in Houston, Texas, in the 1960s. She was charming and attractive in a Marilyn Monroe type of way, with a voluptuous figure, an easy smile, and a soft, breathy voice, much like the late actress.  She wa
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