Paper Ghosts

Paper Ghosts


True Crime

17 episodes

Deep in America’s heartland, on a scorching July 4th weekend in 1981, an alarm went out––the massive farmhouse of an Ohio family was engulfed in flames. All four residents were found dead. But was it the fire that killed them? In season 2 of PAPER GHOSTS, investigative journalist and bestselling true crime author M. William Phelps' search for answers takes a turn after the discovery of declassified documents and a cache of never-before-heard audio tapes help expose the dark truth behind what happened 40 years ago.

  • 21 JUL 2021
    5. Checkmate
    40m 20s

    Dick Weston is the key to the Stevenson murders. As the Sheriff’s Department and FBI begin to build a case against the former convict, their investigative aim steers toward the two women who alibied him.  Learn more about your ad-choices a...

  • 14 JUL 2021
    4. Dick and Dru
    32m 44s

    In light of all the discoveries made during the investigation, authorities still don’t have tangible evidence leading to who is responsible for the murders. Yet, as it feels like the case is beginning to run cold, Detective Cooper finds a n...

  • 07 JUL 2021
    3. Brookville
    30m 31s

    As the focus starts to shift towards the mystery man who visited the Stevensons just hours before the murders, unique investigative techniques are implemented by law enforcement in an effort to find answers. Forty years later, those tactics...

  • 30 JUN 2021
    2. The Rival
    40m 15s

    Police quickly learn that what was initially considered a deadly accident inside the Stevenson home was actually the scene of a quadruple homicide. Was it retribution from a business deal gone wrong? Had Billy shown off his money to the wro...

  • 23 JUN 2021
    1. Four Coffins
    33m 54s

    Everyone in Bethel, Ohio, has a theory about what happened to the Stevenson family on July 6, 1981. They were one of the town’s most popular, wealthiest families and operated a number of lucrative firework stands in high demand each summer....

  • 16 JUN 2021
    Introducing Paper Ghosts Season 2
    2m 24s

    During the 1981 Fourth of July weekend, four people were found dead inside a massive farmhouse that belonged to a wealthy Ohio family. Desperate to find answers, surviving family members reached out to M. William Phelps for help. After a ye...

  • 28 OCT 2020
    10. The Last Remains
    31m 54s

    As far as the investigation into the five cases has gone, a major piece of the puzzle always felt missing. The victims' families have long asked the State Police to bring search dogs out to the biggest points of interest where the bodies of...

  • 21 OCT 2020
    9. The Witness
    30m 57s

    He was best friends with Bob LaRosa. His ex-wife has described him as violent. And he’s been talking about bodies being buried in local water wells. It’s time for the Witness to speak. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheart...

  • 14 OCT 2020
    8. 'Are You Aware of the Ransom Calls?'
    32m 54s

    For just a moment in 2013, there was a glint of hope that the remains of one of the missing girls had been discovered. For their families, it was a discovery that finally felt like there would be answers. As the investigation heats up, a ne...

  • 07 OCT 2020
    7. The Runaway
    36m 44s

    The faces of Janice Pockett, Lisa White, and Debbie Spickler appear side by side on one missing persons flier that continues to be posted around town to this day. The public and media have always grouped these cases together. Three young gi...

  • 30 SEP 2020
    6. A Grave For Many
    40m 7s

    A frantic call brings forward a new lead, with new clues and a new person of interest with connections to Bob LaRosa. As local authorities have been focused on a group of violent, sexually perverted men exploiting and violating young women...

  • 23 SEP 2020
    5. A Dangerous Man
    44m 42s

    All of the missing cases have become like the five points of a star—no matter how you draw it, each point shoots a dotted line back to one person of interest: Bob LaRosa. However, there are far more nefarious secrets buried deep within his...

  • 16 SEP 2020
    4. 'Mommy, Wake Up'
    38m 19s

    WARNING: This episode contains material that may be unsuitable and difficult for some to hear. The story has always been that Susan LaRosa left her apartment to pick up baby supplies and call her mother the night she disappeared. She did th...

  • 09 SEP 2020
    3. A Hell House
    36m 34s

    Susan LaRosa was 20 years old and already a mom to three young children when she disappeared in 1975. She had dark black hair, cut just above her shoulders. She was petite, 95 pounds. Her husband said she left their apartment one evening to...

  • 09 SEP 2020
    2. ‘I Wish It Was You That Was Dead'
    39m 49s

    One year after Janice Pockett went missing in Tolland, CT, another young girl was abducted just a few miles from where Janice was last seen. Lisa Joy White was 13 when she suddenly vanished on her way home from a friend's house in 1974. Ear...

  • 09 SEP 2020
    1. The Dead Butterfly
    41m 11s

    Janice Pockett was only 7 years old when she went missing during the summer of 1973. She had been given permission for the first time to ride her bike alone, so she made her way down the dirt road near her family’s home. As she turned the c...

  • 31 AUG 2020
    Introducing Paper Ghosts
    2m 30s

    Four girls go missing, all within miles from one another in neighboring New England towns. And not one arrest is made. Fifty years later, the search for answers is reignited when a call reveals new information that sets the investigation in...