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Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

Parcast Network
True Crime
263 episodes
Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is a podcast drama with a modern twist on old time radio that delves into the mystery of true cold cases and unsolved murders. With the help of an ensemble cast, follow our hosts as they take you on an entertaining journey through the crime scene, the investigation and attempt to solve the case. With many surprising plot twists, it’s important you start listening from the first episode of a cold case. New episodes are released every Tuesday. Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.
  • The pro golfer who revolutionized the game with a new technique dubbed “The Movement” was found dead on the side of the road in 1921. The case was reported as a hit and run, but his injuries told a different story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  • After a Washington D.C. intern disappeared in May 2001, her parents learned she was having a secret affair with a powerful politician. The case erupted into a nationwide scandal, but investigators were focused on all the wrong leads. If you enjoy this episode, search Unexplained Mysteries for more q...
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  • Gossip spread throughout Scotland that Mary herself had a hand in Lord Darnley’s murder. While accusations flew, the Earl of Bothwell forced Mary into marrying him against her will, and Mary discovered a conspiracy against her.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  • In 1567, a massive explosion shook the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. Mary, Queen of Scots, was safe in her palace — but the same couldn’t be said for her scheming husband, Lord Darnley.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  • Thelma Todd's ex-husband and business partner, Roland Hughes, was quick to name the starlet's 1935 death an accident. But as the years went on, his story began to crumble, leaving those close to Thelma wondering: Did Roland’s rumored ties to the mob get her killed?  Learn more about your ad choices...
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  • In 1935, a young movie star from Massachusetts was found dead in her Los Angeles garage. Thelma Todd had started making waves in Hollywood eight years earlier — but as her star rose, so too did the scandals surrounding her. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  • After the murder of Colonel Albert Fountain and his eight-year-old son, the governor of New Mexico vowed to bring their killers to justice. But the problem was more than just some cattle rustlers. The corruption and violence went all the way to the top. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaph...
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  • In 1896, New Mexico was still the Wild West, and Colonel Albert Fountain was one of the only people keeping the territory from being overrun by bandits. But when Fountain went up against the Tularosa Gang, he finally met his match — and his young son got caught in the crossfire. Learn more about you...
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  • Karen Silkwood's death in 1974 seemed like more than a simple accident. Investigators soon uncovered clues that pointed to a massive conspiracy involving the nuclear plant, the U.S. government, and even the CIA. But they needed more than rumors for a case this big. Learn more about your ad choices....
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  • In November 1974, Karen Silkwood left work at a nuclear power plant in Oklahoma and headed to a secret meeting with The New York Times. She was planning to blow the whistle on illegal and dangerous practices at the plant — but she died before she ever got there. Learn more about your ad choices. Vis...
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  • Found dead in her home with twenty-seven knife wounds, Daisy Zick became the subject of intense rumors in her small town of Battle Creek, Michigan.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  • On January 14th, 1963, Raymond Mercer waited for his girlfriend, Daisy Zick, to show up at the factory where they both worked. She never arrived. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  • The 1874 Saxtown ax murders turned neighbor against neighbor in the small Illinois town. Missing money, a sizable inheritance, and rumors of a family feud inflamed paranoid accusations. And just as it seemed justice might be served, the case ran cold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho...
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  • On March 19th, 1874, Fritz Stelzriede picked up a mysterious package and made rounds at a farm auction before heading home to Saxtown, Illinois. By the next morning, his home had been ransacked, and the entire family was dead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  • On July 5th 1919, 21-year-old Bella Wright was found dead in the English countryside, her bicycle strewn across the road beside her. Investigators thought her death was accidental, until new evidence revealed she had been murdered. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  • The 1931 gunshot death of Geli Raubal was ruled a suicide by Munich police, but for many people, questions remained. With Hitler’s political career on the line, Nazi officials resorted to cruel measures to control the official narrative.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoice...
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  • She’s said to be Hitler’s greatest love — a vivacious companion who became a romantic obsession. Was Geli Raubal also the future Führer’s first victim?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  • By March 1989, Florence Broadhurst’s case had been cold for over a decade. But a string of murders in suburban Sydney, Australia brought renewed attention to the legendary designer’s mysterious death.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  • Sultry stage performer, shrewd businesswoman, charming dressmaker… Florence Broadhurst knew the power of bold reinvention. In 1961, on the brink of financial ruin, she took a gamble that created an empire. But the enemies were close behind.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch...
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  • For decades, family members and sleuths have tried to determine what really happened the night of the fire. As of yet, they have been unsuccessful. But the clues remain, the questions linger, and the case unofficially stays open…  This episode is presented by Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Origin...
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  • In the aftermath of the fire, a startling number of tips, twists, and witnesses came forward regarding the fate of the Sodder children. Their father, George, followed the clues for decades, driven by a suspicion of the “official” story and a belief that the blaze was no accident. This episode is pr...
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  • Early Christmas day in 1945, Jennie Sodder woke up to her house on fire. The blaze consumed her home, and five of her young children. Or did it? Strange events, prescient remarks, and a lack of human remains hinted at more nefarious — though no less tragic — outcomes.  This episode is presented by...
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  • In the immediate aftermath of Lewis's death, all signs pointed toward suicide. But in the years that followed, the evidence and witness testimonies around what happened that night began to crumble. Soon, whispers started to spread that the American explorer hadn't killed himself at all…  Learn mor...
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  • The American explorer Meriwether Lewis was made famous by a pioneering cross-country expedition. But in 1809, three years after its triumphant conclusion, he was shot to death. The mystery of who killed him — and why — has outlived him for centuries.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaph...
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  • Before Toureaux was murdered, the 29-year-old was simultaneously working as a spy for both the Italian fascists and the communists — and picking up money as an informant for the Paris police. Nothing about her life made sense. But nothing about her death did, either. Learn more about your ad choic...
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  • In 1937, Laetitia Toureaux entered the first class car of the Paris metro alone. Less than a minute later, she was bleeding to death with a knife in her neck. Her murder would unravel a web of political secrets stretching out across France.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc...
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  • There was only one suspect in Helen Jewett's brutal murder: her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Richard. But as the story of Jewett's death spread through the tabloids, Richard was treated less like a killer, and more like a celebrity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  • In 1836, a 23-year-old sex worker named Helen Jewett was found dead in bed at her upscale Manhattan brothel. Once the city's tabloids got a hold of the scandalous details, the case quickly became one of the most divisive in 19th century America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/a...
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  • A mysterious gunman, a music exec with mob ties, suspiciously timed life insurance policies… The LAPD may have ruled Bobby’s death a suicide, but evidence pointed overwhelmingly to foul play.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  • In July 1966, Bobby Fuller — the musician who popularized “I Fought The Law” and was dubbed “The Rock and Roll King of the Southwest” — wanted out of his band, and out of his contract. Then he was found dead in his car, his body bruised, bloodied, and doused in gasoline. Learn more about your ad ch...
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  • In 1948, the investigation into Stanley Skridla and Mary Jane Reed's deaths came to a stand-still. Many suspected a member of the Sheriff's department of having committed the murders, but proof of his guilt would be a difficult thing to come by. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm...
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  • A gruesome double murder in 1948 shocked a small town in Illinois. And when the prime suspect emerged, the case turned scandalous. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  • After Texas A&M senior Charles Sessums was killed during a 1926 football game against Baylor University, the two schools struggled to find his murderer—but someone was trying to sabotage the investigation. And the cover-up seemed to go all the way up to the mayor’s office.  Learn more about your ad...
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  • A college football rivalry between Texas A&M and Baylor University reached a climax in 1926, when a riot broke out during halftime and left one college senior dead.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  • In early 1905, Hawaiian police opened—and quickly closed—an investigation into Jane Stanford’s mysterious death. A century later, an amateur sleuth tried to crack the case, uncovering university scandals, possible motives for murder, and a misinformation campaign led by the president of Stanford Uni...
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  • She became one of the most influential people in California when she co-founded Stanford University in 1891. Jane Stanford was widely beloved for her forward-thinking, liberal ideals—but she also earned a few enemies. And when she was murdered in 1905, one question sent shockwaves through California...
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  • Once the princes disappeared, rumors and theories spread about who killed them—or if they were really dead at all. None of the speculation mattered to their uncle, Richard III, though. With the boys gone, he could finally claim the throne. But the new king soon realized that holding onto power would...
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  • In 1483, two princes got caught in the center of a bloody war for the throne of England—and became one of the biggest murder mysteries in British history. After the princes' uncle realized they were the only thing standing between him and his life-long quest for the crown, he locked them in the Towe...
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  • The search for Sister Cathy’s murderer went cold until the 1990s, when a former student recovered traumatic memories she’d repressed. Their disturbing content suggested Cathy was murdered as part of a cover-up meant to protect a predatory priest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/...
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  • On January 3, 1970, the body of a young teaching nun was found in a Baltimore suburb. Cathy Cesnik was a devout Catholic and beloved by her students… But in the months before her murder, she’d left her teaching job and hung up her habit. Was her strange behavior just a coincidence—or a clue?  Learn...
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  • While investigating the murder of colleague Dale Kearney, prohibition agent Raymond Sutton vanished on August 28, 1930. Despite strong leads for both of their murders, misfortune, missteps, and the sobering end to prohibition brought their investigations to ruin. Learn more about your ad choices. V...
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  • On July 6, 1930, prohibition agent Dale Kearney was shot and killed in the town of Aguilar. He was the first Colorado federal agent to be killed in the line of duty. The investigation would lead to the mysterious disappearance and murder of another dry agent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
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  • After Saskatoon police failed to find a suspect in the murder of 23-year-old Alexandra Wiwcharuk, the case went cold. Her friends and family took the investigation into their own hands, and started to suspect the police knew more than they let on.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone...
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  • On May 18, 1962, Canadian beauty queen Alexandra Wiwcharuk went for a walk… and never returned. Her body was found 13 days later, buried in a shallow grave just blocks from her home. Local police had no idea where to look for a killer—and the case was already two weeks old. Learn more about your a...
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  • Once Margaret Hossack was arrested for the alleged murder of her abusive husband, her court case became famous across Iowa. Her community decided she was guilty even before the trial began. But her case wasn’t nearly as clear-cut as the prosecution suggested.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visi...
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  • In 1900, an Iowa farmer was found hacked to death in bed next to his wife, Margaret. She swore she had slept through the entire attack… But when her husband’s history of violence was revealed, the town turned Margaret’s own pleas for help against her.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap...
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  • After eight-year-old Buddy Schumacher went missing in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin in the summer of 1925, his dead body was found beaten and gagged in the woods. Many suspected the local vagrants—but the investigation went through multiple suspects, and even a couple confessions, only to be left wide open....
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  • On July 24th, 1925, eight-year-old Buddy Schumacher went missing from his home in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The family searched for months, and the disappearance became a local media sensation. In September, his dead body was finally discovered: and the hunt for his killer was on. Learn more about your...
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  • In 31 BCE, Cleopatra and Mark Antony’s torrid union is tested when Roman leader Octavian declares war against Cleopatra. As Roman troops storm the shores of Egypt, Cleopatra fights against forces that will ultimately lead to her mysterious death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f...
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  • She became the queen of Egypt in 51 BCE, and ignited a worldwide scandal when her fling with Roman leader Julius Caesar produced a child. But Cleopatra’s next great love affair with Caesar’s successor Mark Antony was actually the most meaningful relationship in her life—and led to her untimely demis...
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  • By 1911, a serial killer dubbed the “Atlanta Ripper” had killed so many African American women, even the white-owned newspapers and white-controlled police department were forced to take notice. Yet, while they tried to catch the elusive killer, they would find themselves woefully unprepared to stop...
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