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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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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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Introducing SOLVED MURDERS: TRUE CRIME MYSTERIES, A Parcast Original Series!

To commemorate its fourth anniversary, Parcast and the team behind Unsolved Murders are taking a closer look at what it takes to catch a killer. In the new series Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, you'll follow the clues and uncover the missing pieces to some of history's most gripping cases. Every Wednesday, join hosts Carter and Wenndy as they explore the days, months, and even years leading up to a killer being caught. Each episode plays out like a classic murder mystery?where the final reveal is nearly as shocking as the murder itself. Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries is only available on Spotify. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on the infamous ?in cold blood? murders of the Clutter Family. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, free and only on Spotify.
2020-06-10
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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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E181: John Rains

In 1862, California wine grower and rancher John Rains was mysteriously murdered. In the wake of his death, the law struggled to find the culprit. While vigilante mobs wreaked havoc, his brother, Robert Carlisle, took advantage of Rains? widow.
2020-01-14
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E180: May Fosburgh

On August 20th, 1900, police responded to the home of wealthy industrialist Robert L. Fosburgh who lived with his wife and 27-year-old son. Fosburgh reported a break-in by three individuals, one of whom shot and killed his 24-year-old daughter May. But police weren?t so sure about his story.
2020-01-07
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Best of 2019: Françoise, Duchess de Choiseul-Praslin Pt. 2

Here?s one of our listeners? most requested episodes of 2019: In the early 1800s, the Duke de Choiseul-Praslin was suspected of murdering his wife. However, a vial of arsenic and a corrupt government would prevent justice from being served.
2019-12-31
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Best of 2019: Françoise, Duchess de Choiseul-Praslin Pt. 1

Here?s one of our listeners? most requested episodes of 2019: In the early 1800s, Fanny, the Duchess of Choiseul-Praslin, and her husband Charles, the Duke, were highly regarded among the French nobility. From the outside, it appeared they had it all, but internally their marriage was filled with distrust and turmoil.
2019-12-24
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E177: ?The Death of The Big Bear? Pt. 2: Sonny Liston

The mysterious circumstances surrounding Sonny Liston's death in 1971 from an alleged heroin overdose still drew suspicion. As police and journalists looked into his death years later, they discovered more than a few viable suspects.
2019-12-17
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E176: ?The Death of The Big Bear? Pt. 1: Sonny Liston

Former heavyweight champion Sonny Liston had a drive and motivation that was infectious. So when Geraldine Liston hadn?t heard from her husband for a few days, she didn?t think much of it. Then she returned home from a trip and found him at the foot of their bed...dead.
2019-12-10
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E175: ?Elliott Speer? Pt. 2

In 1934, Elliott Speer was shot on the Mount Hermon School for Boys campus?a murder eerily similar to the plot of a novel found in his study. The case only became stranger when the school's dean tried to claim the headmaster position with a pair of suspicious letters from the deceased man.
2019-12-03
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E174: ?Elliott Speer? Pt. 1

On September 14th, 1934, headmaster Elliott Speer was shot through the window of his study at the Mount Hermon School for Boys campus. Police had few clues to go on until a detective novel in Speer?s office was found that described an almost identical murder. 
2019-11-26
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E173: ?The 4 Euston Square Mystery? Pt. 2

The body found in the coal cellar of London?s 4 Euston Square is identified as Matilda Hacker; an eccentric woman with an unusual past. The 1879 investigation into her death, however, reveals information that proves Hacker wasn?t the only one who had dark secrets.
2019-11-19
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E172: ?The 4 Euston Square Mystery? Pt. 1

On May 9, 1879, a body is found in the coal cellar of a boarding house at 4 Euston Square in London. The investigation into the body's identity takes detectives on a long, twisted journey into the dark underbelly of the victim?s former life.
2019-11-12
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E171: ?Tangled in the Web? Pt. 2: Ovida ?Cricket? Coogler

The 1949 murder or 18-year-old waitress Ovida Coogler would go on to produce incorrect arrests, alleged cover-ups, and a political scandal that would rock New Mexico to its core.
2019-11-05
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E170: ?Tangled in the Web? Pt. 1: Ovida ?Cricket? Coogler

A life of loss, burden, and excessive drinking. Discover the events leading up to the 1949 disappearance and murder of 18-year-old New Mexican waitress, Ovida Coogler.
2019-10-29
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E169: ?A Murder in Ontario? Pt. 2: Lynne Harper

The 1959 murder of 12-year-old Lynne Harper in Ontario, Canada would make headlines. The murder suspect in question?her 14-year-old classmate, Steven Truscott. 
2019-10-22
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E168: ?A Murder in Ontario? Pt. 1: Lynne Harper

A twelve-year-old girl whose murder in 1959 forever changed a small town in Ontario, Canada. Uncover the devastating timeline of Lynne?s horrifying murder, the discovery of her body, and the emotional trial that followed.
2019-10-15
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E167: ?Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?? Pt. 3

During World War II, two bizarre murders in the West Midlands region of England became linked by speculations of witchcraft and black magic.
2019-10-08
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E166: ?Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?? Pt. 2

Two years after the unidentified skeleton known as Bella was found in a hollow tree in Hagley Wood, a second bizarre murder struck the West Midlands. On February 14th, 1945, a 74-year-old Farmhand named Charles Walton was brutally slain in the nearby village of Lower Quinton. Scotland Yard deployed master detective Robert Fabian to lead the investigation. But what he hoped would be an open-and-shut case soon revealed itself to be an impenetrable web, made only murkier by centuries of superstition. From the outset, the case seemed to be cursed, whether by the phantom hounds that traipsed the countryside, or by the whispers of witchcraft and black magic that followed whenever anyone spoke of Charles Walton. Sponsors! Bombas - Save 20% on your first purchase when you shop at Bombas.com/UNSOLVED!
2019-10-01
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E165: ?Who put Bella in the Wych Elm??

On April 14th, 1943, four boys discovered the skeleton of a woman in a hollow tree while exploring the woods near Hagley, England. Investigators threw themselves into the task of identifying the body, but after months of searching, were no closer to giving her a name. With England caught in the midst of World War II, it seemed like she was destined to be forgotten... until mysterious messages began cropping up around the Black Country, taunting the investigators with a cryptic question: who put Bella in the wych elm?
2019-09-24
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