S2E02: The Murders of Joann and Alex Katrinak - Part 01

In December 1994, Andrew Katrinak arrives home to an empty house. At 10:40 p.m. he calls 911 to report his family missing. So begins a case that features a missing wife, a missing baby, and the husband who gave news interviews repeatedly asking for the return of his wife and son. 


Writer: Stephanie Moore

CW: Child Death

Script Sources:

 https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/09/fatal-attraction-30-year-anniversary-glenn-close?verso=true

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fbi-overstated-forensic-hair-matches-in-nearly-all-criminal-trials-for-decades/2015/04/18/39c8d8c6-e515-11e4-b510-962fcfabc310_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2362b7dcac2c

Convenient Suspect by Tammy Mal, Published November 1, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Convenient-Suspect-Investigation-Railroading-Innocent/dp/1613739796/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=convenient+suspect&qid=1559771467&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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

 https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/opinion/sunday/why-police-officers-lie-under-oath.html?smid=pl-share

https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/27693823/RORRER_v_NICHOLAS_et_al

 https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/251115.pdf

 https://www.patriciarorrer.org/the-crime.html

https://soapboxie.com/government/why-patricia-rorrer-may-be-innocent

http://www.wcjn.org/Patricia_Rorrer.html

https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/crimefeed/id-shows/still-a-convenient-suspect

https://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/investigation-discovery-special-profiles-lehigh-valley-murder-case/377123662

https://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-joann-katrinak-cold-case-hearing-20160405-story.html

https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/4438028/com-v-rorrer-p/

http://www.susqcoindy.com/PS/2016/04/08/local-author-finds-possible-new-evidence-in-20-year-old-murder-case/

https://right2redemption.com/patricia-rorrer/

 

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S2E01: The Murder of Honora Parker - Heavenly Creatures

Today’s story is not that of a romance per se, but about another special kind of relationship. The type of relationship some of us are lucky enough to have in our lives at least once - it’s the story of best friends. It’s also a story about testing the bounds of friendship. How far would you go for a friend? At what price? What would you do when the world is conspiring against your unique and inexplicable bond?


Pauline Parker, Juliet Hulme, and he murder of Honora Parker.


Writer: Gemma Harris 


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Sources:


BOOKS

Graham, P. (2011). So Brilliantly Clever. Awa Press.

ARTICLES 

The Press, 20 Sep 1994. ‘Hulme describes teenage plot to kill friends mother’.

Press Weekend, 6 Aug 1994. ‘Solved: Hulme’s greatest secret’.

Press Weekend, 5 Oct 1991. ‘Murder without remorse’. 

Star-Sun, 2 Sep 1954. ‘Girl murderers’ sentence - decision on place of detention’. 

Star-Sun, 1 Sep 1954. ‘Girl murderers sentence’. 

Star-Sun, 31 Aug 1954. ‘Detention of murderesses is problem’. 

Star-Sun, 30 Aug 1954. ‘Ministers to decide future of murderesses’ and ‘Teenagers sentenced to detention for murder’.

The Press, 30 Aug 1954, ‘Girls guilty of murder’. 

Star-Sun, 28 Aug 1954. ‘Closing stages of teenagers’ murder trial’ and ‘Murder trial: Symptoms enumerated’.

The Press, 28 Aug 1954. ‘Murder charge. Hearing of evidence completed. Addresses to jury today’.

Star-Sun, 27 Aug 1954. ‘Crown rebuts opinions about girls’ insanity’ and ‘Murder trial’.

Star-Sun, 24 Aug 1954. ‘Murder trial - Mother cross-examined’ and ‘Supreme Court Trial - Witnesses tell of finding body’.

Star-Sun, 23 Aug 1954. ‘Two teenagers face charge of killing woman’, ‘Discovery of body described’, ‘Court told about families’,‘Called to Park’, and ‘Had operations’. 

Clarkson, N. 17 June 1989. ‘Separation threat trigger for a brick attack’, The Press. 

WEBSITES 

http://www.adamabrams.com/hc/faq2/Section_7/7.2.html 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker%E2%80%93Hulme_murder_case 

https://web.archive.org/web/20070901015408/http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/famous/parker_hulme/index.html

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/people/pauline-parker 

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/heavenly-creatures-pauline-parker-and-juliet-hulme-are-found-guilty-of-murder

https://web.archive.org/web/20071019040936/http://www.anneperry.net/3.html 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10371147 

https://web.archive.org/web/20060721114131/http://www.domusaurea.org/borovnia/hilary.html

https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10092/1938/thesis_fulltext.pdf;jsessionid=394241F76ECC03AB3A6A7D02B0538A34?sequence=1

http://www.pridenz.com/queer_history_parker_hulme_murder.html 

http://www.crime.co.nz/c-files.aspx?ID=18 

https://www.ilamhomestead.co.nz/home 

https://teara.govt.nz/en/1966/trials-notable/page-17 

http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Heritage/Digitised/ParkerHulme/Page24.asp 


PODCASTS


One More Crime, The Case of Pauline Parker & Juliet Hulme. 25 Feb 2018.


Crimelines, Parker Hulme Murder. 15 Jan 2018.


Nothing Rhymes With Murder, The Parker-Hulme Case. 13 Sep 2017.


Ladykillers, Parker - Hulme Murder. 18 Mar 2017.

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Obscura: Black Label 07 Preview

Louisa Vesterager, Maren Ueland, and the trial of 24 people.


Listen to the full episode:


https://www.patreon.com/obscuracrimepodcast


Intro Song:

The Body - Starving Deserter

Sources:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mo.html

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2019/01/264155/tourists-morocco/

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2018/11/258495/morocco-travel-risk-map/

https://www.tourdust.com/blog/posts/toubkal

https://marocmama.com/guide-to-visiting-imlil-morocco/

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/morocco-travel-advisory.html

https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=24353

https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=25274

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco/terrorism

https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=25822

https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=25749

https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=23545

https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=25575

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/yemen-travel-advisory.html

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2017/07/222893/must-dos-imlil-village-mount-toubkal/

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/africa/article/2179183/morocco-arrests-13-over-killings-scandinavian-tourists-louisa

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/africa/article/2179425/morocco-arrests-emir-group-blamed-beheading-scandinavian-hikers

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/africa/article/2178804/scandinavian-tourists-maren-ueland-and-louisa-jespersen-stabbed

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48132880

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/louisa-vesterager-jespersen-maren-ueland-norway-murder-video-from-morocco-likely-authentic/

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/morocco-women-murdered-louisa-vesterager-jespersen-funeral-denmark-lars-l-kke-rasmussen-a8725861.html

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/03/07/europe/denmark-morocco-murder-scli-intl/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

https://www.thedailybeast.com/isis-blamed-for-murder-of-scandinavian-women-on-camera-in-morocco

https://www.thelocal.no/20181224/scandinavian-hikers-killed-in-morocco-maren-and-louisa

https://www.thelocal.dk/20181222/new-morocco-arrests-as-bodies-of-slain-hikers-flown-to-scandinavia

https://www.thelocal.dk/20181221/morocco-says-suspects-in-murder-of-danish-norwegian-hikers-pledged-allegiance-to-isis

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2018/12/20/two-tourists-killed-morocco-one-them-beheaded-likely-terrorist-attack/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.92ee1ddb0eff

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/22/world/europe/scandinavian-tourists-morocco.html

https://www.politiet.no/aktuelt-tall-og-fakta/aktuelt/nyheter/2018/12/21/oppdatering-marokko/

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/family-urges-public-not-to-watch-scandinavian-tourist-decapitation-video/news-story/cb8d0318432609d83a5da743c025ab27

https://jyllands-posten.dk/premium/indblik/Indland/ECE11086372/islamisk-stat-i-soegelyset-efter-drab-paa-to-veninder/

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/ka9Xr6/de-fant-maren-og-louisa-drept-det-var-forferdelig

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/XwkaMg/her-bodde-maren-og-louisa-en-uke-senere-er-tre-menn-mistenkt-for-dobbeltdrap?utm_source=inline-teaser&utm_content=ka9Xr6

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/radical-young-men-key-suspects-in-morocco-tourist-murders/ar-BBRioNS#page=2

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8018393/morocco-backpackers-murdered-scandinavian-women-alas-mountains-stalker/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/20/morocco-killing-of-scandinavian-women-linked-to-militants-says-prosecutor

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/ddWz1q/politiet-fant-kniver-under-paagripelse-av-mistenkte-for-drapene-i-marokko

https://www.gp.se/m%C3%B6rdad-norska-begravdes-1.12614827

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2018/12/261223/imlil-murders-a-timeline-of-the-scandinavian-tourists-murders/

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2018/12/261183/bcij-isis-members-southern-morocco/

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2019/05/273037/four-suspects-imlil-murders-multiple-charges/

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2019/02/266864/imlil-murder-families-morocco/

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2019/02/264950/imlil-murders-swiss-spanish-judge/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6520421/Inside-Morocco-beheading-suspects-squalid-home-Jealous-man-lived-rundown-family-house.html

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/world/morocco-face-trial-nordic-hikers-slayings/0W1aYKXyot6OcNPZVv7bcN/

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8036412/morocco-beheading-victims-family-isis-video/

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/qnllmm/marokko-mistenktes-kone-is-videoen-spilt-inn-i-stua-vaar

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/KvxgeE/dobbeltdrapsmistenkte-i-avhoer-skal-ha-utgitt-seg-for-aa-vaere-gjetere-i-fjellet

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/i/70B4d8/marokko-rettssaken-er-utsatt

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/9v8Kyw/terroristenes-grufulle-forklaringer-etter-marokko-drapene

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/mRzp24/advokatene-til-drepte-louisa-24-sin-familie-marokko-maa-ta-ansvar

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/e1Q0QK/nye-sikkerhetstiltak-i-marokko-etter-dobbeltdrapet?utm_source=inline-teaser&utm_content=mRzp24

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/24-in-morocco-face-terror-trial-in-nordic-hikers-slayings/2019/05/16/9d3834ea-77e4-11e9-a7bf-c8a43b84ee31_story.html?utm_term=.044c6d86d087

https://www.france24.com/en/20190516-suspects-back-morocco-court-over-scandinavian-hiker-murders

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/united-states-america

https://www.livescience.com/33071-whats-the-difference-between-shiite-and-sunni-muslims.html

https://www.oasiscenter.eu/en/what-is-salafism-quest-for-purity

https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2015/06/25/politics-and-the-puritanical

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/inside-isis-the-first-western-journalist-ever-given-access-to-the-islamic-state-has-just-returned-9938438.html

https://www.cnn.com/2014/08/08/world/isis-fast-facts/index.html

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S1E37: Nannie Doss - Sympathy for the Devil

Nannie Doss is a rare type of serial killer. Her past combined with seemingly innocent appearance make it somewhat easier to ask a tough question about serial killers and mass murderers. Is it possible that there are forces beyond their control causing them to commit the heinous act, for which they ultimately become famous?  

There are some name discrepancies in the script that weren’t caught before I recorded. Here are the corrections.

Writer: Josh Lami

CW: Children, Sexual Abuse

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S1E36: Missing Mona Biddy

For the one year anniversary of Obscura we're returning to our first episode and doing the case justice this time.

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Music Attribution:

La Croix Winget - Jackson

incompetech - Vanishing

Dark Suspense Music – Mary Jane Kelly

Ambient Background Music - Among the cold stones

Documentary Music - 04 No Escape
Burning Sunshine - Lobo Loco

Sources:

http://www.thereznews.com/2011/04/mona-biddy-part-1.html

https://law.justia.com/cases/mississippi/supreme-court/1973/277-so-2d-115-0.html

The Clarion-Ledger

https://law.resource.org/pub/us/case/reporter/F2/516/516.F2d.118.74-2385.html

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20586159/carolee_biddy_denied_bond_in_death_of/