S1E16: Martha Moxley - The Devil's Night Murder

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


S1E15: 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/


S1E14: 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

S1E13: Bryan Eugene Sweatt - The Greenwood Murders

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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S1E12: Michael Vance - A 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