S1E09: Gable Tostee - The Balcony

Despite all of its potential tourist activities, 26-year-old New Zealand tourist, Warriena Wright, found herself seeking companionship instead. Tinder was her app of choice. It wasn’t long after swiping through photos and profiles the app when she found what she was looking for: Gable Tostee.

The case we’re covering today dives into the world of Tinder dating, the murky world of hook up culture that surrounds tinder, and a case that is less cut and dried than usual. There are a lot of twists and turns and those in the true crime community have taken strong stances on both sides. I’ll be interested to hear the consensus of my listeners, so feel free to reach out.

Music:

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

CO.AG Music - The Broken World
CO.AG - Background Music - Operative Code
CO.AG - Background Music - Loops
CO.AG Music - Documentary Music - Early signs
Paul Minesweeper - Sweet Moon

Sources:

https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/courts-law/gable-tostee-murder-trial-it-wasnt-just-an-ordinary-scream-it-was-a-terrified-scream/news-story/9d371f8eb19ac2e00fee6fa474f631fd

http://www.canyon-news.com/gable-tostee-cleared-of-murder/77152

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-13/gable-tostee-trial-injuries-warriena-wright-gold-coast-fall/7928954

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11727301

https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/australia-warriena-wright-26-dies-in-balcony-fall-surfers-paradise-aug-2014-1.252726/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4546668/Gable-Tostee-opens-Tinder-candid-interview.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5233737/Gable-Tostee-calls-woman-Tinder-ho-match.html

https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/courts-law/gable-tostee-murder-trial-jury-hears-last-chilling-moments-of-warriena-wrights-life/news-story/264303a7fcdb3eda1c7bdfca468a6308

https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/courts-law/gable-tostee-murder-trial-it-wasnt-just-an-ordinary-scream-it-was-a-terrified-scream/news-story/9d371f8eb19ac2e00fee6fa474f631fd

https://mashable.com/2016/10/23/gable-tostee-bodybuilding-forum-post/#UIvNMmod9aqL

https://youtu.be/ivdbsvjuW2Q

https://youtu.be/fPOlARpxick

S1E08: Jerad and Amanda Miller

The Dangers of Yellow Journalism

Fake News. It's a term we've heard sprout up within recent years but what exactly is it? In the past we called this yellow journalism, a type of news based on little research in order to invoke emotions, sensationalise stories, and push propaganda through misleading and eye-catching headlines with the intent to sell newspapers.

Over a hundred years later, we would witness the newspaper industry's steady decline as the ability to access news and other information through the internet became more prevalent. And while print tabloids may now be on the endangered species list, Yellow Journalism, or “Fake News” as we now call it, would see a second wave more widespread than Hearst or Pulitzer were likely to have ever imagined.

In this episode of Obscura we cover Jerad and Amanda Miller. Two people who were hell bent on dying for a cause and willing to use fake news to do so.
 

Episode Written By: 

Heather Sutfin 


Music:

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

CO.AG - The Desert - Background Soundscape

CO.AG - Haunting Atmospheric Soundscape - Dark memories of the past still linger

The Holy Club - And How Fire Runs Far as the Sea

Zenosyne - Sinking Sun - Factory Clock

Emotional and Ambient Electronic Music - 5 54 AM (Dawn)   

Brickmaker March (fife and drum)

 

Sources:
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/rejected-by-the-revolution-jerad-and-amanda-miller-decided-to-start-their-own/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWFYHN9P7a0
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-amanda-jared-miller-father-las-vegas-shooting-20140609-story.html
https://www.infowars.com/cliven-bundy-domestic-patriot/
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/inside-story/articles/2014/4/22/nevada-rancher-vthefederalgovernmentwhosintheright.html
https://www.infowars.com/nevada-governor-candidate-warns-boy-scout-jamboree-may-be-next-false-flag/
https://web.archive.org/web/20150925125239/http://nevadagovernor2014.com/obamas-foodstamp-hostage-nation-nevada-governor-2014-david-lory-vanderbeek/
https://web.archive.org/web/20131204083223/http://www.nevadagovernor2014.com
https://web.archive.org/web/20140112171524/http://nevadagovernor2014.com:80/oj-simpson-las-vegas-confession-cover-up-nevada-governor-2014-david-lory-vanderbeek/
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/9/al-jazeera-interviewlvshooters.html
http://gawker.com/vegas-shooters-facebook-warnings-i-will-willingly-die-1588078660
http://gawker.com/neighbors-say-vegas-shooters-were-white-supremacists-b-1588026886
https://knpr.org/knpr/2015-06/one-year-later-what-metro-learned-murder-two-officers
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2014/06/12/las-vegas-shooting-suspect-jerad-miller-threatened-violence-interview-bundy-ranch
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-nevada/las-vegas-gunman-killed-by-police-not-wife-authorities-say-idUSKBN0EM29K20140611
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/9/bundy-s-son-las-vegasshooterskickedoffranch.html
https://www.cnn.com/2014/06/12/justice/las-vegas-shooting/index.html
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/06/las-vegas-jerad-miller-unraveling-infowars-alex-jones/
https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2014/06/09/alex-jones-alleges-that-las-vegas-cop-ambush-wa/199644
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/us/couple-in-las-vegas-killings-embraced-anti-government-ideology.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/06/24/las-vegas-cop-killers-packed-ammo-and-wore-adult-diapers-as-they-prepared-for-their-revolution/
http://news.yahoo.com/social-media-accounts-paint-chilling-portrait-of-alleged-las-vegas-cop-killers-194220082.html
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/06/jerad-amanda-miller-las-vegas-shooting-cliven-bundy-anti-government/
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/jun/09/look/
https://www.pbs.org/crucible/frames/_journalism.html
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/yellow-journalism-the-fake-news-of-the-19th-century/
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/thousands-honor-slain-las-vegas-police-officer-igor-soldo/
https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/las-vegas-bids-farewell-to-metro-officer-soldo/71063501
https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/slain-las-vegas-police-officer-alyn-beck-remembered-in-wyoming/article_a4a6d00d-3f2f-5e1e-8089-1e3ae060de06.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism
https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/officer-alyn-beck-remembered-honored-in-las-vegas/71062639
https://www.infowars.com/how-did-unemployed-felon-jerad-miller-buy-expensive-firearms-and-ammo/
https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-maine-explodes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaqWxNLYz5I
 

S1E07: Cary Stayner - A Shadow Cast Over Yosemite

In this episode we move on from Steven and cover his brother. Cary Stayner would not go on to be the net positive for society that his brother did. He would not pass on and have a funeral with 500 guests without a dry eye in the place. If Steven’s life was like a branch that grew beautifully, sprouting full but stopping short, then Cary’s branch grew long and trunk like. Twisting and disfigured. His legacy casts a shadow over Yosemite National forest.

Music Attribution:

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

Shore Plover - Tracker - 15 Vacate
Shore Plover - Tracker - 07 Peppermint

Shore Plover - Tracker - 12 Weird Sixteen

Shore Plover - Tracker - 16 Paintbrush

Castleview - Desolation - 02 Meditating Reaper

Epiglottis - Removal - 01 Lament

House Full of Tricks - Dark Ambient Music and Soundscape

Dark Ambient Background Music - He is Moving Closer Taboo

Sources: 

In the Name of the Children: An FBI Agent's Relentless Pursuit of the Nation's Worst Predators by Jeffrey L. Rinek and Marilee Strong


http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Psyc%20405/serial%20killers/Stayner,%20Cary%20-%202005.pdf

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Experts-doubt-Stayner-s-tales-of-violent-visions-3073910.php

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Stayner-on-tape-describes-killing-3-Court-2910908.php

http://articles.latimes.com/2000/dec/12/news/mn-64426

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,28816-2,00.html

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Defense-to-fight-for-Stayner-s-life-Lawyers-2820211.php

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Defense-to-fight-for-Stayner-s-life-Lawyers-2820211.php

https://people.com/archive/his-deadly-secret-vol-52-no-5/

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/oct/04/local/me-stayner4

https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Yosemite-killer-sentenced-to-death-Terrible-2711605.php

https://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/Details.aspx?ID=T75166

http://www.nateferguson.com/sund.html

https://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/27/us/body-of-third-missing-woman-is-found-along-a-highway-leading-to-yosemite.html

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Life-goes-on-for-the-Sunds-3088837.php

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S1E06: Steven Stayner - The Good Son

For this two-part series, consider me your tour guide, as I’ll be guiding you through the wide range of wilderness that is Yosemite, the history and background of a sadistic killer, and, as always, we’ll take a moment to celebrate the lives of the victims.

 

Music Attribution: 

Shore Plover - Tracker - 15 Vacate

Shore Plover - Tracker - 07 Peppermint

Shore Plover - Tracker - 11 Date

Shore Plover - Tracker - 12 Weird Sixteen

Shore Plover - Tracker - 16 Paintbrush

Sinister Dark Ambient Music - Dark Road

Castleview - Desolation - 02 Meditating Reaper

Aer Leabhar - Improvisations III - 04 XXXIX

Epiglottis - She Unraveled The Heavens and The Light Shone Through - Her Fifth Visit - -Suicide Attempt

 

Sources:

http://articles.latimes.com/1989-09-22/news/vw-766_1_steven-stayner/2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DkHpRhAwAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJq6NyCMd6c

https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/824905/posts

https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/276815046674078.shtml

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/oct/04/local/me-stayner4

https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/steven-stayner-34446.php

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/824905/posts

http://articles.latimes.com/1989-09-22/news/vw-766_1_steven-stayner/3

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1981/12/18/The-man-who-kidnapped-young-Steven-Stayner-alternated-sexual/8624377499600/

https://people.com/archive/17-years-later-a-tv-miniseries-forces-steven-stayner-to-relive-the-horror-of-his-childhood-vol-31-no-20/

https://people.com/archive/a-hit-and-run-crash-ends-the-life-of-kidnap-victim-steven-stayner-vol-32-no-14/

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1981/06/23/Steven-Stayner-a-teenager-who-spent-nearly-half-his/3526362116800/

http://www.fdap.org/downloads/victories/A106798.pdf

https://storieswarehouse.wordpress.com/katherine-starling/ksrev/kenneth-eugene-parnell/

iAf

 https://www.nytimes.com/1982/01/07/us/2-convicted-in-72-kidnapping-of-7-year-old-california-boy.html

S1E05: Leopold and Loeb Part 03

Music Attribution:

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

Epiglottis - Seasongs - Drowning

Aer Leabhar - Improvisations - 20 XX

Zenosyne - We Would All Go Insane... - Feast for the Storks

Castleview - Desolation - Burn

The Holy Club - Oklahoma Federal Awkward Snake

Tom Parmiter -The Nightingale

Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven (No Copyright Music)

Shostakovich plays Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in A major Op. 87 No. 7

myuu - Carmen - Habanera (Piano Version) Georges Bizet


Sources:

http://www.crimearchives.net/1924_leopold_loeb/html/confessions.html

For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz Age Chicago
by Simon Baatz

Leopold and Loeb: The Crime of the Century
by Hal Higdon

Compulsion by Meyer Levin

https://www.biography.com/people/nathan-leopold-227820

https://www.biography.com/people/richard-loeb-227821

https://web.archive.org/web/20070315203922/http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/leoploeb/Accountoftrial.html

http://homicide.northwestern.edu/docs_fk/homicide/5866/LeopoldStatement.pdf

http://homicide.northwestern.edu/docs_fk/homicide/5866/LoebStatement.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20101103143040/http://www.jurist.law.pitt.edu/trials5.htm

S1E04: Leopold and Loeb Part 02

The Crime of the Century

In this episode we’ll cover the plan in action. Once hailed as the crime of the century, this is the story of Leopold and Loeb, as well as their, victim Bobby Franks.


Music Attribution:

The Holy Club - We Will Build No Cathedrals

Epiglottis - Lucid Piano- Imaginary Pieces for Chaotic Pictures - 01 I - Simple Repetition

Epiglottis - Kachō-ga - 05 High Pitches Outside

Epiglottis - Atonement - 04 Melancholia II (William Basinski Cover)

Isolated Light - Trembling Bodies in Times of Sacrifice - 12 The endless decadence of love which was never meant to be

Zenosyne - We Would All Go Insane... - 03 Feast for the Storks

Tom Parmiter -The Nightingale

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

myuu - Carmen - Habanera (Piano Version) Georges Bizet



Sources:

For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz Age Chicago
by Simon Baatz

Leopold and Loeb: The Crime of the Century
by Hal Higdon

https://www.biography.com/people/nathan-leopold-227820

https://www.biography.com/people/richard-loeb-227821

https://web.archive.org/web/20070315203922/http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/leoploeb/Accountoftrial.html

http://homicide.northwestern.edu/docs_fk/homicide/5866/LeopoldStatement.pdf

http://homicide.northwestern.edu/docs_fk/homicide/5866/LoebStatement.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20101103143040/http://www.jurist.law.pitt.edu/trials5.htm

S1E03: Leopold and Loeb Part 01

The Perfect Crime...

Welcome listener. I have a special two-part series in store for you. For this episode we cover the players. Those involved. It’s an older story, with it’s murder taking place in 1924. At the time it was called The Crime of the Century, with a trial the likes the world had never seen; it was a full-blown media spectacle. This is the story of the “perfect crime” of the unfortunate victim caught up in a senseless scheme. This is the story of Leopold and Loeb.

Sources:

For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz Age Chicago
by Simon Baatz

Leopold and Loeb: The Crime of the Century
by Hal Higdon

https://www.biography.com/people/nathan-leopold-227820

https://www.biography.com/people/richard-loeb-227821

https://web.archive.org/web/20070315203922/http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/leoploeb/Accountoftrial.html

http://homicide.northwestern.edu/docs_fk/homicide/5866/LeopoldStatement.pdf

http://homicide.northwestern.edu/docs_fk/homicide/5866/LoebStatement.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20101103143040/http://www.jurist.law.pitt.edu/trials5.htm

 

Music Attribution: 

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

CO.AG Music

Documentary Music - Grigory Efimovich Rasputin

CO.AG Music

Peaceful Ambient Background Music - Disconnect

CO.AG Music

Documentary music - Dance with the dead in my dreams

CO.AG Music

Dark Background music - The last key

myuu - Angst

myuu - Walking Into Darkness

myuu - Carmen - Habanera (Piano Version) Georges Bizet

purple planet - spy story

Suspense
Composer - Jake LaVallee, Owner of http://uncopyrightedmusic.net

S1E02: This Dark Chest of Dreams

A Sleep Crime Anthology 

Part One: The Case of the Extended Nightmare

One night, shortly before or after the October Fourth, 1980 Steven Linscott awoke, drenched in cold sweat. He had just had a vivid nightmare. This nightmare would have real world consequences. 

Part 2: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon

1933 marked the birth of a terrifying figure. A figure that hid in the shadows, attacking victims with an invisible weapon. This figure made the news and caused mass panic. Some believe that the figure was the cause of mass hysteria. Others feel that there is too much evidence to dismiss his or her existence.

Part 3: The Phantom Barber of Pascagoula

Two young girls, Mary Evelyn Briggs and Edna Marie Hydel, are sleeping at the convent of Our Lady of Victories. They wake to find a man climbing out of their bedroom window. The girls were not harmed but both were missing locks of their hair. One of the girls described the man as short, overweight, and wearing a white sweatshirt. The culprit would go on to be known as The Phantom Barber of Pascagoula. 

Part 4: The Sleep Intruder

A strange recording heard on a sleep app leaves a woman and mother in distress. The audio recording is enough to send chills down your spine. 

Music Attribution: 

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

CO.AG Music

Send in the clowns - Haunting Atmospheric Soundscape

CO.AG Music

Sinister Dark Ambient Background Music  - Dark Lord

CO.AG Music

Peaceful Ambient Background Music - Heroes

CO.AG Music

Dark Ambient Haunting Music - Images and Photography

 

Sources: 

https://www.innocenceproject.org/cases/steven-linscott/

http://articles.latimes.com/1994-09-18/news/mn-39898_1_steven-linscott

https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=3385

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1992-07-16/news/9203040224_1_new-trial-steven-linscott-second-trial

https://people.com/archive/a-vision-of-murder-vol-27-no-21/

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20071226045904/http://www.eiu.edu/~localite/coles/mattoon/gasser/The%20Mad%20Gasser%20of%20Mattoon%20Home.htm

https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4550

https://www.prairieghosts.com/gasser.html

http://illinoistimes.com/article-permalink-70.html

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2011/06/mad-gassers-of-america/

https://exemplore.com/paranormal/The-Mad-Gasser-of-Mattoon

https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/texas-school-tragedy-remembered-75-years-later-143104106/611155.html

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/natural-gas-explosion-kills-schoolchildren-in-texas

http://mentalfloss.com/article/55316/strange-states-mississippis-phantom-barber-pascagoula

https://www.southernliving.com/halloween/mississippi-phantom-barber-video

https://oddlyhistorical.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/phantom-barber-pascagoula/

https://www.reddit.com/r/Ghosts/comments/1u894f/experience_using_sleep_as_android_app/

 

S1E01: Shawn Grate - American Serial Killer

 

Music Attribution: 

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

CO.AG Music
04 Background Music - Operative Code

CO.AG Music

Dark Ambient Haunting Atmospheric Soundscape - So Cold

Myuu

Gymnopédie No. 1 (Dark Piano Version) 

 Music Credit: Grapes
Track Name: "Another One"
Music By: Grapes @ http://dig.ccmixter.org/dig?user=grapes
Official Grapes YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/smokegrapes
Official Grapes Facebook Page: facebook.com/grapes510
License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...
Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ

Sources: 

Shawn Grate Trial

http://www.cleveland19.com/story/33305618/marion-police-release-new-sketches-help-identify-shawn-grate-victim

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3794568/Mom-serial-killer-reveals-son-led-cops-FOURTH-body-believes-victims-compares-Ted-Bundy-Jeffery-Dahmer.html

https://www.thecut.com/2016/09/5-women-linked-to-serial-killer-shawn-grate-in-ohio.html

https://www.facebook.com/AshlandCountyPictures/posts/1033839010067047

https://www.facebook.com/candice.cunningham.12327

https://www.facebook.com/shawn.grate.56

https://www.marionstar.com/story/news/crime/2018/06/12/new-tips-roll-after-southern-states-asked-help-id-grate-victim/690671002/

https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/oh-shawn-michael-grate-3-bodies-found-ashland-madison-sept-2016.316844/

 

 

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