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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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Episodes

"Hitler's Half-Niece" Geli Raubal Pt. 1

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? 
2021-01-19
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Florence Broadhurst Pt. 2

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. 
2021-01-12
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Florence Broadhurst Pt. 1

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. 
2021-01-05
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Superstitions Special: New Year?s Eve Festivities

The clock?s winding down on the final moments of the year and people around the world are putting their charms and traditions to work, shoring up good fortune for the future. But it?s not always our own personal luck that?s on the line? In this story, a night of superstitions weaves together the fates of merrymakers eager for fresh starts.  This episode is presented by Superstitions, a Spotify Original from Parcast. Follow Superstitions free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
2020-12-31
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The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 3)

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 Original from Parcast. For more of history?s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
2020-12-24
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The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 2)

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 presented by Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more of history?s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
2020-12-24
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The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 1)

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 Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more of history?s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
2020-12-24
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E229: Meriwether Lewis Pt. 2

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? 
2020-12-22
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E228: Meriwether Lewis Pt. 1

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. 
2020-12-15
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E227: Laetitia Toureaux Pt. 2

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.
2020-12-08
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E226: Laetitia Toureaux Pt. 1

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. 
2020-12-01
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Supernatural Crossover: Dyatlov Pass

Today we?re bringing you a special episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Supernatural with Ashley Flowers on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!  On a hiking trip in Russia's Ural Mountains in 1959, nine mountaineers tore their way out of their tent in the middle of the night and went running into the wilderness, half-clothed and without shoes. By morning, they were all dead ? some from hypothermia, others from unexplained catastrophic injuries. 
2020-11-24
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E225: Helen Jewett Pt. 2

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.
2020-11-17
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E224: Helen Jewett Pt. 1

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.
2020-11-10
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E223: Bobby Fuller Pt. 2

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. 
2020-11-03
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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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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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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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