Summary: Are you a true crime buff or (it's okay we understand) addict? Join Jill & Dick as we talk about Investigation Discovery shows we have just watched. The discussions are born from the same place as our True Crime Brewery feedback where we talk about crimes, witnesses, criminals, and even the effectiveness of the interviewers and hosts. Nothing is off the table!
Dan Schindler entered the greasy storefront of Bradshaw Auto Parts just outside of Salt Lake City. He was looking for a replacement part for a friend’s truck – but instead he found something that would haunt him for the rest of his life: the blood-soaked body of the store’s 76-year-old owner, Franklin Bradshaw. The murder investigation takes detectives from Salt Lake City to rural Texas and into Manhattan. Investigators discover a secret web of money and greed lurking right in the middle of his Mormon family! Join tiegrabber Leave us a review
Ten-year-old Leona O’Loughlin fails to show up at school, while her detective father Leo falls violently ill. Investigators now have to consider the chilling possibility that someone may have been trying to eliminate the entire family. This week, A Crime to Remember investigates the crimes of Pearl O’Loughlin, who murdered her stepdaughter Leona and tried to poison her police detective husband Leo. Except, she didn’t really poison anyone. Let’s talk about ground glass, shall we? Leave us a review Join tiegrabber
Four members of the Mark family are found murdered in their Cedar Falls, Iowa, home, prompting police to suspect someone close to the family; the bizarre outcome shakes the townspeople and devastates the surviving members of the Mark family. It’s a modern day Cain and Abel!
This episode is entertaining in a crime solving type of way, plus it gives us a look at racism in the 1950s. A detective works to exonerate his black friend from rape allegations that were pinned on him by the LAPD’s racist members. To do so, he has to navigate his way through deeply entrenched racism, lead a stake-out where male cops dress as women, and find the real predator. Leave us a review Join tiegrabber
Heiress Barbara Mackle is kidnapped and buried alive in a coffin-like capsule; local police and the FBI race to Mackle’s abductor before her time underground runs out. The kidnappers turn out to be an unlikely pair and Jill has some interesting follow-up about what happened to them after the crime was solved. Join tiegrabber Leave us a review
Join us as we travel back to 1920s Chicago. But there is no Roxie Hart or Richard Gere in this story. In what became known as the crime of the century, a boy from one of Chicago’s wealthiest families was kidnapped and found murdered; the ensuing investigation zeroed in on two wealthy, thrill-seeking college students, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. This is a very notorious case with many aspects that lead us back to our discussions of the Atif Rafay and Sebastian Burns convictions. These too guys also read Neitzsche! Leave us a review
In this episode of A Crime to Remember, The Bad Old Days, panic and terror grip Chicago after the brutal and ritualistic killings of two women and the disappearance of a ten year old girl. A message on the wall of one of the crime scenes in red lipstick reads “For heaven’s sake catch me before I kill more…” But was this written by the killer or was it planted by a reporter anxious to put out sensationalized stories? The police and the local newspapers are desperate to tell the people of Chicago that their killer has been caught. But the police tactics used to get a confession are cruel and unconscionable, making it unreliable and probably untrue. There is a definite lesson here on false confessions. We hope that things have changed and things wouldn’t happen this way if this crime occurred today. Told mostly from the perspective of a reporter in 1946, this episode of ACTR gives us another history lesson within a fascinating true crime story! Leave us a review
Investigation Discovery’s series “A Crime to Remember” has started it’s fifth season with a true story from 1959 that has fascinated the public for more than half a century. Truman Capote wrote a groundbreaking work of what he called “a true crime novel” after immersing himself in this case of the murders of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas. Detectives mounted a nationwide search, finding two men who may have slaughtered the family for no reason. Capote’s book “In Cold Blood” brought to light deep-seated questions of crime, punishment, and the nature of human beings. It’s a great case for episode one of the new season! Leave us a review
In the final 3 episodes of Village of the Damned we learned about more tragedies and violent crimes that plagued to town Of Dryden New York for 10 years. Many of the crimes involved young people and there were unexpected connections between the families and neighbors stricken by the supposed “Dryden Curse.” Was there a darkness hovering over this unassuming community or was it just plain old bad luck?
Village of the Damned is a five-part series on Investigation Discovery this month. It tells the story of small town Dryden, New York, where a series of seemingly unrelated murders occurred between 1989 and 1999. We have really enjoyed the series so far. This podcast covers episodes 1 and 2, where a family is murdered near Christmas, a 2-year old baby goes missing, and a young man is stabbed to death in his home. It’s a disturbingly entertaining show and we hope you will enjoy our recap and opinions of it. We will cover the next 3 episodes by the end of December. Join Tiegrabber Leave us a review
Missing in Maui: A Disappeared Special on Investigation Discovery tells the story of the family of Carly Joann Scott, a 27-year old woman who went missing on the island of Maui on February 9th, 2014. Disappeared is one of our favorite ID shows, and this did not disappoint. The show really does a good job of bringing us into the beautiful and unforgiving island as we learn about who “Charli” is and what happened to her on a dark and lonely road. Join Tiegrabber Leave us a Review
We’re talking about Gone in Georgia: A Disappeared Special on Investigation Discovery. This is the story of Kelly Nash who disappeared on January 5th, 2015, at age 25. Kelly wasn’t feeling well on the night he disappeared. He was last seen by his live-in girlfriend, Jessica, at about 3:30 in the morning. He was playing a video game on the living room sofa. When Jessica woke up at 7:30, Kelly was gone. His wallet, cell phone, and truck were left behind. It was as if he had vanished into thin air. This Disappeared Special follows the search and the heartbreak of Kelly’s family and friends as they try to figure out what happened to Kelly, an apparently happy young man with a promising future. Leave us a Review
When Seath Jackson disappeared, detectives went into his life on social media to find out if he got involved with the wrong people. When facts point them in the direction of his ex-girlfriend, Amber, his friend William helps police find out what happened. This was a good choice for the season finale of the show. It was a well done reenactment of the events leading up to Seath’s tragic murder, both touching and disturbing. Join Tiegrabber Rate us on iTunes
Online dating is murder…at least it is in this episode of Grave Mysteries. Dr. Tiffany Maher is an accomplished woman: a chemistry professor at Northeastern State University. She is intelligent, sociable, and has many friends. Living in a small town in Oklahoma can make it difficult to find romance, so Tiffany decides to give online dating a try. The results are devastating. When she misses a lecture, her colleagues and friends know something is terribly wrong. What happened to Tiffany? Facebook twitter Rate us on iTunes Join Tiegrabber
Anastasia King was chasing the American dream. She was 21-years old when she married an American man and moved from Kyrgyzstan to the United States. When her husband took Anastasia on a romantic trip to Moscow, she never returned. And her family never saw her again. Finding Anastasia, a mail-order bride,is a challenge. Using a trail of her online communication, investigators uncover her secrets and what happened to her. Twitter Facebook Join Tiegrabber Rate us on iTunes