Episode 38: William Melchert-Dinkel

William Melchert-Dinkel wasn't a member of the Lonely Hearts Club, desperately hoping he could find the right partner if only he could convince someone that he would be worth loving. Nor was he a career criminal hoping to get something for nothing. William set out in hopes of finding someone in pain, someone looking for a friend, and someone he could exploit for his own sadistic pleasure. Through William's predatory behavior we take a hard look at a new breed of predator. 

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Sources:

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/01/09/what-is-catfishing-a-brief-and-sordid-history/?utm_term=.b5a487c4c3c3

https://www.gq.com/story/suicide-nurse-mark-drybrough-chatrooms-li-dao

https://www.scribd.com/document/328301546/Closing-Arguments-Dinkle-Trial

https://groups.google.com/d/search/li$20dao/alt.suicide.methods/nlIVAIV9PwI/wpYiZbEsf2kJ

https://groups.google.com/d/search/li$20dao/alt.suicide.methods/hLknwHXtorM/qTbA3ML14psJ

https://groups.google.com/d/search/li_Dao05@Yahoo.com/suicidemethods/NETHT9MJJdE/9KpRpwI_G00J

https://groups.google.com/d/search/li$20dao/alt.suicide.methods/i7vY1nsUhBg/f4XNC3uzjfwJ

https://groups.google.com/d/topic/alt.suicide.methods/GblrJ5LwPCE

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/kajouji-s-video-diary-shows-path-to-suicide-1.802270

https://web.archive.org/web/20091015002018/http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/2009-2010/death_online

https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2009/02/27/nurse_probed_in_teens_suicide_has_long_disciplinary_record.html

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/609.215

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:0SPLkIl9OF4J:www.mouchette.org/suicide/answers.php%3Fcat%3D%26page%3D222%26search%3D+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/suicide-fetish-nurse-jail-convincing-people-lives-article-1.1975842

http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2070781,00.html

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8493861/Former-nurse-William-Melchert-Dinkel-sentenced-to-prison-for-encouraging-suicide-online.html

http://stmedia.startribune.com/documents/NURSE050511chevalier.pdf

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/teenager-killed-himself-after-being-12179198

https://www.elitedaily.com/social-news/mitchell-bowie-catfish-case/1693662

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/it-still-hasnt-sunk-in-11769019

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/mitchell-bowie-police-explain-didnt-12193686

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3939082/Teenager-18-killed-catfished-fake-Facebook-girlfriend-told-life.html

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-teen-suicide-blue-whale-internet-social-media-game/28322884.html

https://nypost.com/2017/06/12/police-nab-sick-mess-of-a-human-behind-the-blue-whale-suicide-game/

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/2/48319/Blue-Whale-survivor-tells-the-game-suicide-instructions

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-46505722

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/russian-police-arrest-17-year-old-girl-for-being-mastermind-behind-blue-whale-challenge/story-XJrB2C2jiYVXwQJfyIKLDO.html

https://www.insideedition.com/school-officials-warn-parents-dangerous-momo-challenge-resurfaces-49326

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/09/05/the-momo-challenge-a-sinister-threat-to-young-people-or-an-urban-myth/

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/viral-momo-suicide-game-blamed-for-deaths-of-boy-16-and-girl-12-reports-say

http://nbc25news.com/news/local/police-warn-of-deadly-online-game

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jLuF0OQZ-g

 https://web.archive.org/web/20180905104223/http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/2018/september/sinister-momo-online-game-linked-to-childrens-suicides-in-colombia

Episode 37: Blake Leibel

The West Hollywood Vampire

Blood draining and avulsion are just two elements that make up the story of what's been called the most horrific murder in Hollywood history. Listen and learn why Blake Leibel has earned the nickname "West Hollywood Vampire".

Sources:

https://cmhf.ca/lorne-leibel/

https://nationalpost.com/news/world/hollywood-horror-story-the-inside-story-of-canadian-accused-killer-blake-leibel

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/murder-mayhem-torture-sunset-strip-tragic-story-budding-director-his-dead-girlfriend-1068725
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hollywood-horror-story-producer-blake-leibel-graphic-novel-a-blueprint-for-murder-48-hours/

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-20180626-blake-leibel-sentencing-20180626-story.html

https://torontosun.com/news/world/accused-killer-blake-leibel-was-jealous-of-baby-prosecution-says

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1995558/

https://www.theweek.co.uk/94480/blake-leibel-guilty-of-scalping-fiance-what-the-court-heard

http://mec.lacounty.gov/

https://nypost.com/2018/06/26/author-of-murderous-novel-sentenced-for-model-girlfriends-torture-killing/

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/worldnews/6644479/blake-leibel-jailed-guilty-iana-kasian-murder/

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/06/20/blake-leibel-found-guilty_a_23464145/


Episode 36: The Murder of Ennis Cosby

This story isn't about Bill Cosby, or at least, it's not about the Bill Cosby we know now. This story is about his son, Ennis, and the Bill Cosby our hearts bled for when we learned that he had experienced something that most parents fear more than anything – the loss of a child.

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Writer: Heather Sutfin

Sources:

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=qjgDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA25#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

https://www.tc.columbia.edu/articles/1997/january/ennis-cosby-doctoral-student-remembered/

 

https://www.gobankingrates.com/net-worth/celebrities/bill-cosby-net-worth/

 

https://www.dyslexiacenterofutah.org/Statistics

 

https://www.dyslexia.com/about-dyslexia/signs-of-dyslexia/test-for-dyslexia-37-signs/

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landmark_College

 

http://articles.latimes.com/1997-01-17/news/mn-19457_1_ennis-cosby

 

https://people.com/archive/cover-story-goodbye-friend-vol-47-no-4/

 

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/1997/jan/17/cnn-apologizes-for-footage/

 

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/entertainer-bill-cosbys-son-murdered-along-ca-interstate

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1997/01/17/us/bill-cosby-s-son-is-slain-along-freeway.html

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cosby-case-chronology/

 

http://historyonair.com/2014/01/bill-crosbys-son-murdered/

 

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/1997/jan/20/ennis-cosby-buried-on-his-familys-estate-bill/

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1998/07/06/business/tabloid-offers-reward-and-gets-small-thanks.html

 

http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/USA-LOS-ANGELES-COMEDIAN-BILL-COSBY-S-SON-ENNIS-IS-SHOT-DEAD/f350850aae00553757f6d021914535ec?query=CELEBRITY+NEWS&current=5&orderBy=Relevance&hits=11&referrer=search&search=%2Fsearch%3Fquery%3DCELEBRITY%2520NEWS%26allFilters%3DEnnis%2520Cosby%3APeople&allFilters=Ennis+Cosby%3APeople&productType=IncludedProducts&page=1&b=4535ec

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/15/us/suspect-in-cosby-killing-a-kid-really-hard-beyond-his-years.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FMarkhasev%2C%20Mikhail

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mrs-cosby-targets-racism-in-us/

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/27/bill-cosby-interview-sexual-assualt-quiet_n_6230058.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/26/arts/television/bill-cosby-guilty-retrial.html

Episode 35: Zack and Addie

For today’s show we cover a lot of ground. I figure I can only tell the story of Zach and Addie once…so…I better do the story justice.

To finish out the year on the main feed, I’ve chosen to go out with a bang. Get comfortable. Because you’re about to hear about one of what I consider to be one of the most interesting true crime stories. A long with the intertwining history surrounding the tragedy that created a tangled web of misery and devastation.

Now, let’s get on with it.

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Episode 34: The Murder of Brandon Teena

The murder of Brandon Teena thrust the trans community into the forefront of public discussion. Before the early 1990s, transgender people were a silent minority within society. When the case we'll be discussing had originally received national coverage, the disregard of preferred pronouns and dead naming were not considered offensive and some of the audio clips, legal transcripts, and direct quotes used in creating this episode may reflect that. This episode will also include unedited audio of a police interview with a rape victim, which may be too distressing for some of our listeners.

Episode 33: The Mystery of the I-70 Killer

Today we cover a multi-state killer who may still be out there, somewhere, stalking the interstate in wait of his next victim.

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https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/eisenhower-highway-interstate-70/16894

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_70

https://www.interstate-guide.com/i-070.html

http://www.cpr.org/news/story/read-an-ode-to-i-70s-stunning-stretch-through-glenwood-canyon

http://www.wildi70.org/

https://fox59.com/2017/05/22/investigators-remain-hopeful-that-theyll-find-so-called-i-70-killer/

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/156301477/robin-sara-fuldauer

https://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article1138030.html

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1992-04-13/news/9204130218_1_norman-williams-bridal-shop-employees

https://www.jconline.com/story/news/history/2014/09/12/heinous-crimes-of-serial-killers-in-indiana/15528667/

https://www.wibc.com/news/local-news/indiana-cold-case-i-70-serial-killer

http://www.realclearlife.com/crime/ice-cold-trail-70-killer/

http://www.stcharlescrimestoppers.org/sitemenu.aspx?P=unsolved&ID=790&SID=5136

https://www.pomc.com/mw_stories_1-19/sara_blessing.html

https://www.kmov.com/news/years-later-police-still-looking-for-new-leads-in-i/article_0c96f207-e7fb-53de-8942-1a3098abfd9f.html

http://www.crimestoppersweb.com/790/Pictures/i70killer.pdf

https://www.gunauction.com/buy/14458147

https://www.ssusa.org/articles/2015/9/15/the-best-22-caliber-pistols-for-nra-bullseye/

https://police.fortworthtexas.gov/Get-Involved/cold-cases-1990-1999

https://fox59.com/2017/05/22/investigators-remain-hopeful-that-theyll-find-so-called-i-70-killer/

https://www.courierpress.com/story/opinion/columnists/jon-webb/2018/05/11/70-killer-terrorized-midwest-1992-hes-still-out-there/600805002/

http://www.nbc29.com/story/13120695/parkway-shooting-suspect-indicted

https://www.blueridgelife.com/tag/ralph-leon-jackson/

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/alt.true-crime/9BH1srBKOjk/H0yztIsu2SoJ

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Blom

http://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-82950.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20110120182543/http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/archive/alt/alt.true-crime/2006-01/msg01238.html

https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/mn-donald-blom-suspected-sk-1975-1999.329792/

https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/mo-in-ks-i-70-serial-killer-profile-1992.237610/page-2

https://nealfallsinvestigation.wordpress.com/

Episode 32: Nick Stoutzenberger

Today…we discuss person so disgusting he triggered my gag response. This is a first for the show. This episode skated on the edge of becoming a black label episode. There’s audio from a clip I’m going to play for you later… that made it difficult to eat dinner the evening after watching it.

It’s tough to decide exactly how to tell the story of Nick Stoutzenberger. The story is a horrifying one and a complex one at that. Many of the chapters of this story feature video documentation that’s hard to place in specific moments. So, I think the philosophy going forward in telling this story will be comparable to peeling a rotting onion. Let’s peel away the less offensive bits until we get to the rotten core of the story. If you think the early part of this story is too vanilla, or dull, well… just you wait. This is an episode that will have a slow incline right into the mouth of madness.

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THE VIDEO: http://sendvid.com/oote29su

Don’t watch it.

Episode 31: Scott Beierle

The man we cover today is a putrid and hateful person. He’s a man who simultaneously complained about his loneliness but somehow, in his mind, positioned himself above those who succeeded where he failed many times over. Under this delusion, his life ultimately spiraled and the actions he would go on to take made him feel justified. In short, he was a person who was incapable of taking responsibility for his actions until the bitter end.

In this episode of Obscura: A True Crime Podcast we cover Scott Beierle.

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Episode 30: The Cannibal Poet - Jose Luis Calva Zepeda

Jose Luis Calva Zepeda was a poet; beneath his desire to eat people lies a man who just wants to be heard. Where does Jeffrey Dahmer fit into this? Take a seat by the fire and find out.

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Music:

 'If You Were My Monster' by Tara Rice (from the album Panorama)

Corrosive Roots (Free Dark Ambient)

The Desert - Background Soundscape

Sources:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_cannibalism

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Party

 

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Real+Hannibal+Lecter+was+Murderous+Gay+Mexican+Doctor+Alfredo+Balli...-a0338323156

 

https://www.latintimes.com/who-was-real-hannibal-lecter-see-photo-gay-mexican-doctor-alfredo-balli-trevino-who-129808

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/921070/my-chilling-meeting-with-the-elegant-killer-doctor-who-inspired-lecter-character/

 

https://www.latintimes.com/dr-alfredo-balli-trevino-knew-he-was-real-hannibal-and-other-unknown-details-his-life-130010

 

The Smithsonian Channel - The Real Story: The Silence of the Lambs

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/wicked-deeds/201409/the-jeffrey-dahmer-hannibal-lecter-connection

 

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=https://noticieros.televisa.com/especiales/el-canibal-guerrero-10-anos-su-muerte/&prev=search

 

https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=es&sp=nmt4&u=https://www.notimerica.com/sociedad/noticia-jose-luis-calva-zepeda-poeta-canibal-20170620081123.html&xid=17259,15700022,15700124,15700149,15700186,15700191,15700201,15700214,15700230&usg=ALkJrhjPHImp42BqqLb_UCJUQrMQ47nU9g

 

https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=es&sp=nmt4&u=http://caratetrica.blogspot.com/2013/06/jose-luis-calva-zepeda.html&xid=17259,15700022,15700124,15700149,15700186,15700191,15700201,15700214,15700230&usg=ALkJrhjMUaGYRWLle50OtL7TmbbxDSoFvg

 

https://www.newsweek.com/mexico-cannibalism-and-murder-103561

 

http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/calva-zepeda.htm

 

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.cronica.com.mx/notas/2007/338432.html&prev=search

 

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://murderpedia.org/male.A/a/arias-gumaro.htm&prev=search

 

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.sinembargo.mx/14-09-2012/367239&prev=search

 

http://www.banderasnews.com/0712/edat-cannibalpoet.htm

 

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=https://vanguardia.com.mx/elcanibaljoseluiscalvazepedaatipicofinalningunasesinoserialsesuicida-88628.html&prev=search

Episode 29: Mark Foster - Voodoo Murders Part 02

In this week's episode of Obscura: A True Crime Podcast we shine a light on Mark Foster, Brent Thompson, and Greg Friesner. What does Santeria and the white Anglo-Saxon owner of a large tech company have in common? Take a seat by the fire. It's going to get dark...


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Sources: See Website

Music:

Peaceful Ambient Background Music - Heroes
A day with you - Peaceful Ambient Background Music
Approaching UFO - Futuristic Sci-fi Electronic Background Music
Dark Background music - The last key
Shore Plover - Curtains

Episode 28: Voodoo Murders Part 01

In this week's episode we shine a light on John Preston Rooks, Esteis Liberis, and Latarsha Sanders. All three killers who were influenced by Voodoo.

Note: Voodoo and its branches are misunderstood and still practiced to this day. Obscura: A True Crime Podcast respects your right to practices any religion.

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Sources:

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article208533169.html

http://www.wbur.org/news/2018/02/06/brockton-mother-murder-no-bail

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/03/30/brockton-mother-accused-killing-sons-indicted-murder-charges/952wD7cs40PO3TEPxwbAHN/story.html

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/02/06/brockton-mother-killed-children-during-ritual-incident-prosecutor-says-court/hmffhtYUoYnU1zU7TKmuAJ/story.html

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/02/cops_brockton_mom_killed_kids_in_voodoo_ritual

https://turnto10.com/news/local/police-woman-stabbed-her-sons-ages-5-and-8-to-death

Episode 27: The Devil's Night Murder of Martha Moxley

In Martha Moxley's Greenwich, Connecticut neighborhood, they called the night before Halloween Mischief Night. It would be that night in 1975 that 15-year-old Martha Moxley would take her final breath and with it would begin a 43-year-long battle to bring her killer to justice.

Writer:

Heather Sutfin

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Sources:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/whats-the-night-before-halloween-called-it-depends-on-1652219297


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-do-you-call-night-before-halloween-180967010/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWUdy0Fjg2A


https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/30/nyregion/michael-skakel-martha-moxley-timeline.html


https://patch.com/connecticut/norwalk/skakel-nanny-speaks


http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/20131024skakel/357037572.pdf


https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/video/full-episode-the-murder-of-martha-moxley-735910979969?v=railb&


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT3q4ittdB0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b85x1HPHtXA


http://articles.latimes.com/1991-09-08/news/mn-2834_1_william-kennedy-smith


https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2000/10/dominick-dunne-martha-moxley-murder-greenwich


https://www.nytimes.com/1998/01/19/nyregion/new-hope-for-finding-a-murderer.html


https://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/11/michael_skakel_settles_lawsuit.html


http://thesuttonreport.com/The%20Sutton%20Report/campysuttontoc.html


https://www.ct.gov/csao/cwp/view.asp?q=286828


https://www.scribd.com/document/391212346/Michael-Skakel-Probable-Cause-Hearing-Transcript


http://www.cnn.com/2002/LAW/08/29/skakel.sentencing/index.html


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/04/nyregion/michael-skakel-martha-moxley.html


https://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/08/nyregion/murder-in-greenwich-the-verdict-skakel-is-convicted-27-years-after-girl-s-murder.html?module=inline


https://web.archive.org/web/20030621193832/http://www.courttv.com:80/trials/moxley/index.html


https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/01/a-miscarriage-of-justice/304759/


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/05/04/kennedy-cousin-michael-skakels-murder-conviction-overturned-again/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.108b84da10ee


https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=124793&page=1


Episode 26: The Horrors of Humboldt County

Buried beneath a blanket of fog that seeps into a canopy of redwood and sequoia trees sits California's Humboldt County. Humboldt is a county that likes keeping its secrets close to the vest. Anyone who gets too close to finding out just what those secrets are is libel to be swallowed up whole, leaving nothing behind except another face on a flier. In this episode of Obscura: A True Crime podcast we cover the dark histories that surround the  county. Including Murder Mountain, the Emerald Triangle, Michael Bear Carson and Suzan Carson, Wayne Adam Ford, and more.

Writer:
Heather Sutfin

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Sources:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Touring-Bigfoot-s-stomping-grounds-8354874.php


http://activenorcal.net/api/content/167292ce-7e60-11e5-974e-22000b078648/


http://www.aetv.com/shows/the-lowe-files/exclusives/lowe-cation-bigfoot-country


http://www.marinmagazine.com/Blogs/Travel-Buzz/July-2017/Humboldt-Facts/


https://humboldtherald.wordpress.com/2006/12/18/humboldt-trials-and-tribulations/


http://www.thecannachronicles.com/raiding-humboldt-1972/


https://www.nytimes.com/1985/08/16/us/the-talk-of-alderpoint-in-a-coast-mountain-fastness-peace-and-police-helicopters.html


https://www.nytimes.com/1974/09/29/archives/narcotics-agent-clear-in-slaying-statement-of-cliftons-ruling-from.html


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1860_Wiyot_massacre


https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BwowAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iPsDAAAAIBAJ&dq=keryn%20barnes%20murder&pg=5095%2C6079246


http://crimefeed.com/2017/02/killer-couples-suzan-and-michael-bear-carson-the-san-francisco-witch-killers/


https://player.fm/series/series-2409410/ep-01-the-san-francisco-witch-killers


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/high-times/murder-mayhem-marijuana_b_4228303.html


https://www.upi.com/Archives/1983/04/28/Couple-admits-ritual-killings/2503420350400/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UJTpUTKSgM


https://www.irishcentral.com/news/american-serial-killer-daughter-provides-dna-solve-irish-murders


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jenn-carson-serial-killer-father_us_5ad4f388e4b0edca2cbcc29a


https://www.change.org/p/no-parole-for-san-francisco-witch-killers


https://www.northcoastjournal.com/121798/news1217.html


http://articles.latimes.com/2002/aug/31/local/me-sbriefs31.2


https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2181564/janet_lee_bowman_found_murdered_oct_8/


http://murderpedia.org/male.F/f/ford-wayne-adam.htm


http://criminalminds.wikia.com/wiki/Wayne_Adam_Ford


http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jul/13/local/me-ford13


http://articles.latimes.com/1998/nov/11/news/mn-41607


https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trucker-s-Death-List-Could-Grow-He-pleads-not-2980388.php


http://charleyproject.org/case/karen-marie-mitchell


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/robert-durst-talks-to-prosecutor-ahead-of-susan-berman-murder-trial/


https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/robert-dursts-ghost/Content?oid=3038507


http://billyjensen.com/wp-content/themes/billjensen/pdfs/crime_stories/dark_star.pdf


http://charleyproject.org/case/christine-lindsey-walters


https://www.facebook.com/HelpFindSheilaFranksandDanielleBertolini


https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/missing-in-america/missing-america-danielle-bertolini-sheila-franks-n315921


http://articles.latimes.com/2002/aug/31/local/me-sbriefs31.2


http://lauthinvestigations.com/blog/2017/10/1385/


https://truecrimedaily.com/2016/10/04/humboldt-mysteries-are-5-missing-women-in-a-california-county-connected/


https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/the-humboldt-35/Content?oid=7775161


https://www.thecannabist.co/2016/09/09/emerald-triangle-secret-pot-gardens/62804/


https://kobi5.com/news/human-trafficking-in-the-marijuana-industry-55961/


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/calif-pot-farmer-confesses-keeping-teen-sex-slave-keeping-metal-box-prosecutors-article-1.1415971


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO6nlgtRDjI


https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/sep/12/san-francisco-news-interviews-locals-about-murder/


https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/09/11/humboldt-countys-murder-mountain-in-marijuana-country-living-up-to-its-name/


Episode 25: Fatal Insomnia

In today’s story we take a different approach. We’ve covered a multitude of killers. Some so awful they fill me with spite just recalling their name. But what if sleep were the killer… or the lack thereof? Insomnia? Could you literally be dying for sleep?  Make sure that thermostat is low and envelop yourself in your favorite blanket. 

Today on Obscura we’re covering Fatal Insomnia.

Donate to www.prionalliance.org if you would like to support a good cause.

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Music:

CO.AG Music - Abandoned
CO.AG Music - Enter my kingdom - Dark Haunting Music
CO.AG Music - Documentary music - Dance with the dead in my dreams
CO.AG Music - Background Music inspired by Rome - 02 in the Heart of this ancient City
CO.AG Music - Haunting Atmospheric Soundscape Abandoned 1
Shore Plover - Tracker - Peppermint
Erik Satie - Gnossienne No.4
Music Used: "October" by Lucas King
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vOXU...)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)

Sources:

The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery - D.T. Max

https://youtu.be/AxjNay_TRRg

https://youtu.be/IJzZcFoT-1A

https://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/the-man-who-never-slept.html

https://bmcneurol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2377-11-136

https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/fatal-familial-insomnia/

https://www.cnn.com/2017/09/19/health/fatal-insomnia-family-curse-somethings-killing-me/index.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/02/insomnia-that-kills/384841/

http://deathaday.blogspot.com/2008/01/fatal-insomnia-michael-corke.html

Episode 24: Bryan Eugene Sweatt

Sitting in a lot, surrounded by grass is an unassuming mobile home. Located in, SC, it has 4 beds 2 baths and just over 2,000 square feet. It sold in 2017 for $60,000. $15,000 less than a typical house of that size in that area. I have to ask myself, could the buyers have known the events that transpired just four years before?

In this week’s episode we cover a tragedy, one that’s on equal footing with the Ronald DeFeo Jr. killings in Amityville. This week on Obscura: A True Crime P{odcast we’re covering Bryan Eugene Sweatt.

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Episode 23: Michael Vance's Week of Terror

This week on Obscura: A True Crime Podcast we cover the manhunt of Michael Dale Vance Jr.

Recently, many listeners have requested a clip-based episode. You asked. We listened.

Writer:

Heather Sutfin

Music:

CO.AG - Magnetic - Documentary Background Music
CO.AG - Dark Ambient Music - No one can help you here
CO.AG - Suspense Music - Post-apocalyptic
CO.AG - Sinister Dark Ambient Background Music - Dark Rage
CO.AG - Background Music - Chernobyl Approaching Disaster
Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Sources:

https://kfor.com/2016/10/25/landowner-says-hed-just-met-michael-dale-vance-jr/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDNM5NM0gwI&feature=youtu.be

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/michael-vance-hunted-after-allegedly-shooting-2-oklahoma-cops-n671621

https://video.fyip1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t42.1790-2/14844087_1675464806100468_208292925874896896_n.mp4?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9&oh=e7886b0d8844dba8915c32981c8eb0e3&oe=5BA6BA18

https://www.oscn.net/dockets/GetCaseInformation.aspx?db=lincoln&number=CF-2016-00199&cmid=1046399

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3178684-20161024-OCSO-Affidavit-for-Arrest-Vance-Michael.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VMFzXsn98w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRgf6i6K_Jw

https://newsok.com/article/5524003/update-blue-alert-issued-hunt-for-man-who-killed-two-relatives-shot-wellston-officers-continues

http://www.news9.com/story/33468380/mobile-home-resident-carjacked-by-manhunt-suspect

https://video.fyip1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t42.1790-2/14856977_321894184838635_3164902963097370624_n.mp4?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9&oh=c22e9dd70f24fda5ba65ee36f40e9f25&oe=5BA6B807

https://legacy.newsok.com/obituaries/oklahoman/obituary.aspx?n=ron-and-kay-wilkson&pid=182123498&fhid=31855

https://video.fdtw1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t42.1790-2/14853933_1502457509780845_7384692925369679872_n.mp4?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9&oh=0c957058090030e7376d13a214627de7&oe=5BA72800

http://www.newson6.com/story/36712639/michael-vance-accomplices-to-appear-in-court

https://video.fyip1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t42.1790-2/14857851_155840628212014_4779660510041735168_n.mp4?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9&oh=85057eca7b7405314911f79b39d32f0b&oe=5BA7CE61

https://www.koco.com/article/ocso-officials-aware-that-michael-vance-had-hit-list/7332249

https://newsok.com/article/5525111/oklahoma-manhunt-vance-brother-in-law-says-he-was-on-hit-list

https://video.fyip1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t42.1790-2/14946035_177038222754239_3227473111817388032_n.mp4?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9&oh=6f993ac363de1b0ccb52edc61faadc8a&oe=5BA7E165

https://www.koco.com/article/alabama-man-proud-to-have-won-fight-for-his-life-against-michael-vance/8106942

http://www.news9.com/story/33537155/news-9-visits-michael-vances-campsite-near-hammon

https://www.koco.com/article/taking-rounds-from-an-ak-47-is-a-completely-different-deal-says-sheriff-shot-by-michael-vance/8350778

https://okcfox.com/news/local/sheriff-shot-during-hunt-for-michael-vance-recognized-by-osbi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F9SpbUBX2Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAOpzBZUiMM

https://kfor.com/2017/01/12/trooper-talks-about-shootout-with-michael-vance-jr/

https://www.scribd.com/document/334808615/Michael-Vance-Autopsy#download

https://scontent.fyip1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t42.9040-29/10000000_1149722661742372_9120820398353547264_n.mp4?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InNkIn0%3D&oh=8bb9307e2155103903a3e6825b7f38b3&oe=5BA82999

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5CbF3yJCWs

https://kfor.com/2016/12/21/medical-examiner-releases-full-autopsy-report-of-manhunt-suspect-michael-vance/

http://www.news9.com/story/34726733/michael-vance-accomplice-appears-in-court

Episode 22: Sharon Lopatka

The story of Sharon Lopatka.

Writer:

Heather Sutfin


Music:

Faith No More - Naked in Front of the Computer
CO.AG The sky is on fire - Ambient Music
CO.AG - Background Music - Loops
CO.AG - Voices
inspectorj - ambiance machine factory
Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Sources:

http://www.faithnomorefollowers.com/2017/05/album-of-year-20-making-album.html

https://groups.google.com/d/search/nancy$20carlson/alt.sex.fetish.robots/NNU86cd8fXM/HML8VhCNo7gJ

https://groups.google.com/d/search/Nancy$20Carlson/alt.amazon-women.admirers/Q4x3Qa-N0gU/fPT3v8F2ENQJ

https://groups.google.com/d/search/nancy$20carlson/alt.sex.fetish.size/OXpx8_IfK-c/vUWUppNE1DEJ

https://groups.google.com/d/search/nancy$20carlson/alt.sex.fetish.sleepy/ZESubEL7E_U/hHyVkkh15qkJ

https://flylib.com/books/en/2.57.1.178/1/

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/sharon$20denburg

https://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/headline-story/16932/usenet-sharon-lopatka-consensual-murder/

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/%22vilado$20dion%22/aus.sex/PQ9ruuLxpCw/2uai8fHl5MsJ

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/Gina108/alt.sex.necrophilia/UbYszNY949w/L4BDyPtflQIJ

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1996/10/30/slain-womans-e-mail-reveals-violent-intentions/d941faa0-4d6a-4aa5-9add-bfd1813e2f9b/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2000/01/28/murder-charge-dropped-in-96-internet-sex-case/0829f8da-802a-42be-a0e0-40c9c9b1b7c5/?utm_term=.1b83c5569f85

https://web.archive.org/web/20130716165442/http://weirderweb.com/2013/06/14/a-woman-asks-to-be-murdered-on-a-message-board/

https://www.asstr.org/files/Collections/Eli.The.Bearded/stories/sm/sharon_lopatka.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk82TI92GO4

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/justice-story/online-torture-sex-wrong-article-1.1266326

http://spectatorarchive.library.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/columbia?a=d&d=cs19961030-01.2.25

https://www.eyeforeyepod.com/episodes/2018/8/21/downloading-nancy-episode-14-sharon-lopatka

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Episode 21: Mr. Anime is Planning Something

Documenting the downfall of Trey Eric Sesler

Today on Obscura we’re covering Trey Eric Sesler, because, back in 2012, Mr. Anime was planning something.


Music:

Living in the Dark - myuu

From the Darkness - Haunting Atmospheric Soundscape

Sabled Sun - Dreams without a Future

Dark Ambient Background Music - A place hidden from god

Cold Dead Drummers - Sleeper - Light Spots

♩♫ Sad Piano Music ♪♬ - Solstice (Copyright and Royalty Free)

Sources:

http://www.center4research.org/copy-cats-kill/

https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/disturbing-new-details-emerge-about-man-arrested-in-familys-murder/

https://www.texastribune.org/library/data/texas-prisons/inmates/trey-eric-sesler/820597/

https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/mr-anime-is-planning-something/

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Some-friends-of-suspect-in-Waller-family-s-deaths-3432744.php

http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Sesler_Indicted_for_Murder_of_His_Waller_Family_146196575.html

https://www.houstonpress.com/news/trey-eric-sesler-youtube-film-critic-mr-anime-accused-of-killing-three-family-members-6712317

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/88444393/lawton-ray-sesler

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/88444382/rhonda-dee-sesler

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/88444376/mark-alan-sesler

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqtZg9i1IpbvEvQ-50qc9Mg

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Episode 20: The Chicago Sausage Factory Murder

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Adolph Luetgert, Hans Muller, and the always present anxieties of a technology obsessed world that refuses to stay still. In this episode of Obscura: A True Crime Podcast we weave together true crime and folkore and find a common theme in both. 

Writer: Heather Sutfin

Sources: 

https://industrialrevolution.org.uk/luddites-attack/

 

http://www.luddites200.org.uk/theLuddites.html

 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-the-luddites-really-fought-against-264412/

 

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/140

 

http://www.haunted-london.com/sweeney-todd.html

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_dreadful

 

http://hauntednation.blogspot.com/2016/10/sausage-manhans-muller-house-new.html

 

https://archive.org/stream/gumboyaya00louirich/gumboyaya00louirich_djvu.txt

 

http://www.scaryforkids.com/wonderful-sausage/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbytG_RCSjk

 

http://murderpedia.org/male.L/l/luetgert-adolph.htm

 

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1986-08-03/features/8602250600_1_file-grinder-testimony

 

http://www.alchemyofbones.com/stories/lifestory.htm

 

http://www.alchemyofbones.com/stories/sightings/cleveland&summit.htm

 

http://www.alchemyofbones.com/myths.htm

 

http://www.alchemyofbones.com/stories/sightings/grottey.htm

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=8_cWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA436&lpg=PA436&dq=chicago+bank+panic+of+1896&source=bl&ots=nYaLwiwdOT&sig=-QH0QBYquhA7ykzt28NeOuP5Ock&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiH7Zqr-4bdAhWU2YMKHTtECSA4FBDoATAGegQIAxAB#v=onepage&q=chicago%20bank%20panic%20of%201896&f=false

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-loerzel/another-banking-crisis-ch_b_133334.html

 

http://www.alchemyofbones.com/who/closeups/dorsey.htm

 

http://www.alchemyofbones.com/stories/sightings/wissawaukee.htm

Music: 

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

A day with you - Peaceful Ambient Background Music
Bad Encounter - myuu
Cold Dead Drummers - Sleeper - Don't Lie to Mom
Cold Dead Drummers - Sleeper - I Don't Feel Free
Cold Dead Drummers - Sleeper - Sundown
Cold Dead Drummers - Sleeper - Son of No One
Dark Ambient Background Music - Haunted