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Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

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.

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E222: Bobby Fuller Pt. 1

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.
2020-10-27
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True Horror: Top 10 Haunted Crime Scenes

Parcast Network is spinning a web of new shows and special programming to celebrate our favorite season. Follow us into the darkest depths of history, mystery, and the human mind ? starting with this episode of Crime Countdown! Hosts Ash and Alaina are ranking the top 10 haunted crime scenes, including an Irish castle with a deadly trap door and the home of a ghostly bride.  If you enjoy this episode, search Crime Countdown to find more passionate takes on top-ten rankings. Listen free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts! 
2020-10-21
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E221: Mary Jane Reed and Stanley Skridla Pt. 2

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.
2020-10-20
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E220: Mary Jane Reed and Stanley Skridla Pt. 1

A gruesome double murder in 1948 shocked a small town in Illinois. And when the prime suspect emerged, the case turned scandalous.
2020-10-13
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E219: Charles Sessums Pt. 2

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. 
2020-10-06
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New! Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

Flickering lights? Clanging metal? A sudden, cold rush of air? Parcast Network?s all-new original series is here?and with it, the scariest, most hair-raising ghost stories ever imagined. Join host Alastair Murden as he reaches into the cob-webbed collection of ghost stories from all over the world and brings to life a new, heart-racing tale every Thursday. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our first episode on ?The Kit-Bag??a murder trial that takes a turn for the supernatural. Then search Haunted Places: Ghost Stories to find more episodes, free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
2020-10-05
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E218: Charles Sessums Pt. 1

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. 
2020-09-29
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E217: Jane Stanford Pt. 2

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 University himself.
2020-09-22
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E216: Jane Stanford Pt. 1

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: Who disagreed with Jane enough to kill her?
2020-09-15
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E215: Edward & Richard, The Two Princes in the Tower Pt. 2

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 not be so easy.
2020-09-08
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E214: Edward & Richard, The Two Princes in the Tower Pt. 1

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 Tower of London. What happened next has remained a mystery for hundreds of years.
2020-09-01
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E213: Catherine Anne Cesnik Pt. 2

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.
2020-08-25
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E212: Catherine Anne Cesnik Pt. 1

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? 
2020-08-18
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E211: Agents Dale Kearney & Ray Sutton Pt. 2

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.
2020-08-11
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E210: Agents Dale Kearney & Ray Sutton Pt. 1

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.
2020-08-04
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E209: Alexandra Wiwcharuk Pt. 2

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. 
2020-07-28
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E208: Alexandra Wiwcharuk Pt. 1

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.
2020-07-21
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E207: John Hossack Pt. 2

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. 
2020-07-14
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E206: John Hossack Pt. 1

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. 
2020-07-07
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E205: Arthur ?Buddy? Schumacher Pt. 2

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.
2020-06-30
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E204: Arthur ?Buddy? Schumacher Pt. 1

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.
2020-06-23
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E203: Cleopatra Pt. 2

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.
2020-06-16
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E202: Cleopatra Pt. 1

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 demise.
2020-06-09
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E201: The Atlanta Ripper Pt. 2

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 his wicked ways.
2020-06-02
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E200: The Atlanta Ripper Pt. 1

In the early 1900s, the city of Atlanta was heavily segregated and embroiled in racial tension. Things would only get worse for the black citizens of Atlanta when a mysterious terror began cutting down black women and leaving their corpses in the streets.
2020-05-26
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E199: Hazel & Nancy Frome Pt. 2

For years after their murder in April 1938, El Paso Sheriff Chris Fox doggedly investigated the double homicide of Hazel and Nancy Frome. As he raced against time, he came tantalizingly close to solving the case by uncovering a web of blackmail, betrayal, and Nazi espionage.
2020-05-19
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E198: Hazel & Nancy Frome Pt. 1

In April 1938, the nation was shocked by the news that Hazel Frome and her daughter, Nancy?two innocent, beautiful Bay Area socialites?had turned up dead in a ditch outside of El Paso. Even more shocking, there were signs that the women had been tortured before their deaths. 
2020-05-12
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Edgar Allan Poe: The Mystery of Marie Roget Pt. 5

This is the final installment of Edgar Allan Poe?s 1842 short story. Every day this week, we have released an episode of our adaptation, which is considered to be one of the first murder mysteries to feature details from a real crime.  Part Five: The absence of handkerchiefs at the crime scene continue to generate debate, and theories surrounding the involvement of a gang are examined...
2020-05-08
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Edgar Allan Poe: The Mystery of Marie Roget Pt. 4

This is the penultimate installment of Edgar Allan Poe?s 1842 short story. Every day this week, we are releasing an episode of our adaptation, which is considered to be one of the first murder mysteries to feature details from a real crime.  Part Four: Detective C. Auguste Dupin uses several outwardly-unrelated local newspaper clippings to allege various versions of events the night of Marie?s death and the month preceding...
2020-05-07
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Edgar Allan Poe: The Mystery of Marie Roget Pt. 3

Thanks again for joining us! Every day this week, we are releasing an episode of our adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe?s 1842 short story, which is considered to be one of the first murder mysteries to feature details from a real crime.   Part Three: Detective C. Auguste Dupin criticizes three Parisian newspapers over their initial coverage of the crime, and continues his effort to get closer to the truth...
2020-05-06
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Edgar Allan Poe: The Mystery of Marie Roget Pt. 2

Welcome back! Every day this week, we are releasing an episode of our adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe?s 1842 short story, which is considered to be one of the first murder mysteries to feature details from a real crime.   Part Two: New physical evidence is discovered contradicting local newspapers? recent reporting... 
2020-05-05
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Edgar Allan Poe: The Mystery of Marie Roget Pt. 1

Every day this week, we are releasing an episode of our adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe?s 1842 short story, which is considered to be one of the first murder mysteries to feature details from a real crime.  Part One: Bohemian detective C. Auguste Dupin and his assistant, our unnamed narrator, receive a puzzling request from the Parisian police...
2020-05-04
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E194: Eliza Grimwood Pt. 2

In 1838, the city of London was shocked by the gruesome killing of famous sex worker Eliza Grimwood. The investigation looked into her mysterious final client and her live-in boyfriend, but ultimately, the detectives would never discover who was responsible for the death of Eliza.
2020-04-28
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E193: NEW: Eliza Grimwood Pt. 1

We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Unsolved Murders today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. On May 27th, 1838, one of London's most popular courtesans, Eliza Grimwood, was brutally murdered in her own bedroom. She lived with four other people, yet none had noticed her death until the next morning?casting the whole house with suspicion.
2020-04-21
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Crossover Week: Female Criminals (Marjorie Congdon Pt. 2)

If you enjoy the true stories told in Unsolved Murders, check out this episode from our series Female Criminals: After heiress Marjorie Congdon dodged prison time in 1977, she remarried and began to build a new life. But mysterious deaths continued to plague Marjorie, who would become a suspect in numerous murders and arsons for decades.
2020-04-14
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Crossover Week: Female Criminals (Marjorie Congdon Pt. 1)

If you enjoy the true stories told in Unsolved Murders, check out this episode from our series Female Criminals: Although she was adopted in 1932, Marjorie Congdon still suffered. Eventually she was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder. Her heiress mother, afraid of scandal, couldn't accept the diagnosis?and Marjorie was never treated. 
2020-04-14
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E192: The Johnson Family Murders Pt. 2

In 1933, Alvira Johnson and her seven children were killed in a rapid blaze that burned down their Minnesota home. The family's patriarch, Albin Johnson, was strangely missing, and the police desperately searched for him as their number one suspect.
2020-04-07
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E191: The Johnson Family Murders Pt. 1

On April 10th, 1933, the small town of Harris, Minnesota was shocked to see the Johnson family's farmhouse burning down. They were horrified to discover that Alvira Johnson and her seven children all perished in the blaze. But a peculiar absence made some suspect that this fire was not an accident after all.
2020-03-31
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Parcast Classic: Lake Bodom Murders Pt. 1

Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! It sounds like a traditional campfire story: Four teenagers camp along the shore of Finland?s Lake Bodom in July of 1960. But their weekend of fun turns dark when an unknown murderer commits a triple homicide?leaving only one survivor. This isn?t just a scary story?it?s real.
2020-03-24
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E190: Burger Chef Murders Pt. 2

In late 1978, four teens from Indiana were abducted from the Burger Chef restaurant where they worked?and murdered later that same night. The investigation into their deaths would turn up many suspects, but disappointingly few answers.
2020-03-17
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E189: Burger Chef Murders Pt. 1

On November 17th, 1978, four teens were working at the Burger Chef fast food restaurant in Speedway, Indiana. As they were closing up the restaurant, an unknown assailant abducted them at gunpoint. Their corpses would later be found in a forest the next town over.
2020-03-10
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E188: Betty Gail Brown

In the early morning hours of October 27th, 1961, 19-year-old student Betty Gail Brown went missing on her college campus. Her disappearance led to a campus wide-search, until she was eventually found in her car, strangled by her own bra.
2020-03-03
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E187: Amy Robsart Pt. 2

In 1560, scandal hits young Queen Elizabeth when the wife of her rumored paramour, Lord Robert Dudley, is found mysteriously dead from a fall. To this day, nobody can determine the true cause of her death.
2020-02-25
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Unsolved Murders Rewind: Josslyn Hay Pt. 1

On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Unsolved Murders that you might have missed!  Josslyn Hay was a British aristocrat who moved with his wife, Lady Idina Sackville, to Africa. There, they were part of the ?Happy Valley Set,? a group of wealthy expats who lived to drink alcohol, do drugs and have sex. So when Hay was found miles from his home, dead of a gunshot wound, virtually everybody in their social circle was a suspect.
2020-02-23
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E186: Amy Robsart Pt. 1

In 1560, young Queen Elizabeth I's relationship with Lord Robert Dudley had one complication: his wife. Rumors that the two were plotting to poison her came to an abrupt end?when she was discovered dead from a fall.
2020-02-18
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E185: Irene Izak Pt. 2

In 1968, a state trooper found the brutalized body of a young school teacher named Irene Izak on the side of the road. The investigation into her death would be hampered by weather, timing, and incompetence. But things became truly dark when the only evidence seemed to point to the state trooper who had found her in the first place.
2020-02-11
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E184: Irene Izak Pt. 1

On a lonely night in 1968, a young French teacher named Irene Izak was driving north, to Canada, for a job interview. The hopeful trip would take a turn for the worst, as her body was discovered the next morning?lying dead in a ditch.
2020-02-04
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E183: Lava Lake Murders Pt. 2

After the bodies of Edward Nickols, Roy Wilson, and Dewey Morris were found in a frozen lake in 1924, investigators scrambled to find their killer. But though the investigation continued for years, the culprit remained elusive.
2020-01-28
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Unsolved Murders Rewind: The Hall-Mills Murder Pt. 1

On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Unsolved Murders that you might have missed!  In 1922, Reverend Edward Hall and his lover Eleanor Mills were found dead beneath a crabapple tree surrounded by their shredded love letters. Their killer was never identified, but one woman claimed to have witnessed the crime.
2020-01-26
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E182: Lava Lake Murders Pt. 1

In 1924, Edward Nickols, Roy Wilson, and Dewey Morris spent the winter in a remote cabin in the Oregon wilderness, operating fur traps near Lava Lake. But weeks later the friends? fateful trip would end in their disappearance, and soon, a horrifying discovery.
2020-01-21
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