Serial Killers

Serial Killers

By Spotify Studios

Get a rare glimpse into the minds and methods of sadistic murderers. From notorious names like Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy to lesser-known killers like “Death House Landlady” Dorothea Puente, what turns a regular person into a predator? Serial Killers is a Spotify Original. New episodes Mondays.

Episodes

The Wedding Vow Murder Pact Killers

Serial killer or serial liar? Kelly Cochran is guilty of two homicides, which she blames on a pact she made with her husband, Jason. But Kelly’s history of lies and manipulation may have concealed up to thirty-two murders and at least one case of cannibalism. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/241h

Was Carla Walker Murdered by a Serial Killer?

In 1974, 17-year-old Carla Walker was abducted from a car in Fort Worth, Texas. Days later, her body was discovered in a remote culvert a few miles away. 46 years later, an arrest was made. But was she Glen McCurley’s only victim? Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/2440m 34s

Mary Bell: England’s Youngest Female Killer

At 11, Mary Bell was on trial for not one, but two murders – during which she was often considered a “bad seed” by those who couldn’t comprehend how such a young girl could commit these acts. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/2443m 55s

“The Avenging Angel” Sheila LaBarre Pt. 2

It’s 2004, and Sheila LaBarre has inherited wealth, a massive farm, and animals she adores. She has everything she ever wanted…almost. What Sheila really wants is to find men who sexually abuse children, and kill them. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/2436m 35s

“The Avenging Angel” Sheila LaBarre Pt. 1

Sheila LaBarre’s childhood dreams weren’t out of the ordinary: get out of her small town, become famous, marry a wealthy man. But after a near-death experience, Sheila’s perspective shifts and she sets her sights on revenge. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/2436m 20s

Introducing: Stolen Season 3

Violence. Retaliation. Disappearances. The Navajo Nation is 27,000 square miles of remote terrain with just over 200 tribal police officers. This season on Stolen, Connie Walker’s investigation into the cases of two missing women leads her on a search for justice in a place where people say you can get away with murder. To listen to the entire season, search for “Stolen” on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/2429m 43s

National DNA Day: The First Murder Conviction

April 25 marks National DNA Day in the US, and if you’ve been following true crime stories for a while you know how important DNA can be for solving even the most complicated of cases. In this episode, we’re exploring the first murder case ever solved using DNA analysis, and how it changed a small English town, and forensic science, forever. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/2444m 34s

“Killer Nurse” Kristen Gilbert

In 1989, Kristen Gilbert started her nursing career at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northampton, Massachusetts. She impressed medical staff for her quick and skilled reactions to emergencies on her ward and in the ICU. But over the following seven years, so much death occurred during her shifts that she gained the moniker “The Angel of Death.” Was it a coincidence, or was Kristen Gilbert killing her patients? Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/2445m 12s

The Murder of the Lyon Sisters

In 1975, two young girls, Kate and Sheila Lyon, disappeared from the Wheaton Plaza Mall in Montgomery County, Maryland. Investigators assumed the worst: that they were abducted by a stranger with sexual motivations. But the case went cold without answers — and all these years later, the truth is still complicated. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/2444m 34s

The Clutter Family Murders

Based on a tip from a former cellmate, Perry Smith and Richard Hickock drove for miles across Kansas to get to the Clutter family home. Their plan was to steal the family's hidden safe and then kill them, but things didn't go as planned. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/2413m 8s

“The Revenge Doctor” Anthony Garcia

All Anthony Garcia ever wanted to be was a successful doctor.  When anyone got in his way, he attacked – resulting in four violent murders. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/2449m 38s

Israel Keyes Pt. 3 (with Josh Hallmark)

Israel Keyes died having only confessed to a handful of murders and crimes. Researchers and investigators are left piecing together evidence to solve cold cases. Special thanks to Josh Hallmark for lending his expertise to today’s episode. Check out True Crime Bullshit, Josh’s investigation into Israel Keyes, as well as his other Studio BOTH/AND podcasts on Spotify or wherever else you listen. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/2440m 16s

Israel Keyes Pt. 2 (with Josh Hallmark)

Over the course of six months in 2012, Israel Keyes sits down with the FBI for a series of interviews. In between toying with investigators and bargaining for what he wants, he confesses to a handful of other crimes — while alluding to a whole lot more. Special thanks to Josh Hallmark for lending his expertise to today’s episode. Check out True Crime Bullshit, Josh’s investigation into Israel Keyes, as well as his other Studio BOTH/AND podcasts on Spotify or wherever else you listen. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/2445m 55s

Israel Keyes Pt. 1 (with Josh Hallmark)

In 2012, Israel Keyes is arrested and charged with kidnapping and killing an 18-year-old barista. Prior to that, he’d had just one blemish on his criminal record: a DUI. He’s since been called “the most terrifying serial killer you’ve probably never heard of.” Special thanks to Josh Hallmark for lending his expertise to today’s episode. Check out True Crime Bullshit, Josh’s investigation into Israel Keyes, as well as his other Studio BOTH/AND podcasts on Spotify or wherever else you listen. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/2437m 41s

The Tylenol Murders (with Brad Edwards)

On September 29, 1982, 12-year-old Mary Kellerman took one Extra Strength Tylenol capsule to ease her sore throat and mysteriously died less than four hours later. The same day, three members of the Janus family ingested Tylenol. Brothers Adam and Stanley died hours later. Theresa, Stanley’s wife, experienced chest pain and was rushed to the hospital, where she passed away two days later. In that span of time, two more victims – Mary Reiner and Mary McFarland – met similar fates. Shortly after, Paula Prince was discovered dead in her apartment All seven victims were living in the Chicago area; all seven had taken Extra-Strength Tylenol. Authorities determined the capsules had been laced with deadly potassium cyanide; a task force was promptly assembled; and Tylenol’s parent company, Johnson & Johnson, swiftly removed products from shelves amid growing concern around the country. Soon, they introduced tamper-proof packaging that became ubiquitous for medications and other products. And yet, the crime remains unsolved to this day. One name loomed large in the field of suspects connected to the unsolved 1982 Chicago Tylenol Murders: James Lewis. Investigators could never prove he did it, but Lewis held a certain fascination anyway. Why? Who was this man – and could he really have committed such an evil crime? CBS Chicago investigative reporter Brad Edwards decided to trace Lewis’s past to answer those questions for the docuseries PainKiller: The Tylenol Murders, on Paramount Plus. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/03/2447m 20s

Long Island Serial Killer: The Gilgo Beach Murders (with Robert Kolker)

In July 2023, Rex Heuermann was arrested and charged with the murders of Megan Waterman, Melissa Barthelemy, and Amber Costello. Additional charges came in January 2024 for the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes. Robert Kolker, author of Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery joins the show to talk about the 16-year investigation, the apathy toward sex workers, and the lives and families of the Gilgo Four. The audiobook edition of Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker is available for Spotify Premium Subscribers in our Audiobook catalog, where you can check it out after listening to this episode. To buy the hard copy, you can visit: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/lost-girls-robert-kolker Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/02/2446m 21s

Murder in Marlborough Sounds

Olivia Hope and Ben Smart were partying with their friends on New Year’s Eve in the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand. As the party was dying down they accepted an offer from a stranger to come aboard his yacht. They were never heard from again. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/2440m 24s

Who Killed Gertrude McCabe?

In October 1983, police found Gertrude McCabe dead inside her San Jose home: Who would murder an 88-year-old woman in such a violent fashion? Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com — This episode is sponsored by ABC’s Will Trent, last season’s most talked-about new crime series. Special agent Will Trent has an eye for the crucial clues that close even the toughest cases. He uses his amazing gift for reading crime scenes to catch kidnappers, murderers – even a serial killer. Watch Season 2 of Will Trent, at its new time, Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC and stream on Hulu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/02/2441m 6s

The Morgans: A Fatal Love

During a 1972 snowstorm, musical prodigy Lee Morgan and his band played a set at Slug’s Saloon in New York City. One minute, he was entertaining the crowd, his trumpet blaring with solo after solo. The next, he was dead. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/2429m 53s

Deadly Exes: Domestic Violence Awareness (with Annie Elise)

Sometimes violence comes from the people you least expect. ​Annie Elise, host of SERIALously and 10 to Life, joins Vanessa to discuss two shocking murders, overlooked warning signs, and how all of us can prevent future tragedies. The case of Brenda Delgado and Ricky Paniagua begins at (2:53), and the case of Morgan McCaffery and Gilbert Newton III begins at (17:17). Annie and Vanessa share their final thoughts and the resources available to all of us starting at (28:11). Visit https://impact.byspotify.com/serialkillers to learn more, get support, and take action on the specific types of abuse in this episode. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence in any form, help is available. The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides free, confidential support 24/7. Call 1-800-799-SAFE, or visit TheHotline.org. If you need support for a teen or young person experiencing dating abuse, visit the Love is Respect website at https://www.loveisrespect.org/. For mental health resources and global domestic violence resources, you can visit https://resources.byspotify.com/ Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/2436m 40s

Charles Manson Pt. 2

Leading up to the Grammys, we’re covering one of history’s most infamous musicians: Charles Manson. Vanessa explores the music references Manson’s followers left at the crime scenes, how the crimes reverberated through the music business, and why Charles Manson blamed the murders on The Beatles. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/2442m 2s

Charles Manson Pt. 1

Leading up to the Grammys, we’re covering one of history’s most infamous musicians: Charles Manson. Vanessa explores how Manson’s failed music career morphed into a murder cult. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/01/2442m 10s

BTK's First Victims: The Otero Family Murders

50 years ago to this day, Dennis Rader, aka BTK, killed four members of the Otero family. These murders were his first of ten, and he would play cat-and-mouse games with media and law enforcement for the next 30 years before his own ego got him captured. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/01/2436m 7s

The Killer in the Mansion Pt. 2

A fire in the beautiful LaLaurie mansion reveals some ugly secrets. In this episode we recount the events of the night in 1834 when Delphine went from being the queen of Creole society to one of its most reviled citizens. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/01/2447m 41s

The Killer in the Mansion Pt. 1

Her New Orleans mansion is said to be haunted, but the truth behind the legend of Delphine LaLaurie is much scarier than a ghost lurking in the corner. Join Vanessa as she recounts the life and horror of the infamous mistress. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/01/2442m 47s

BEST OF 2023: "The Buried Bodies Killer" Robert Garrow Pt. 2

Happy holidays from all of us at Serial Killers! We will be back with a new episode in January. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy one of our best episodes of the year. After Robert Garrow committed his first murder, he retreated to Adirondack Park to hide in the wilderness. But the peaceful atmosphere of the woods only agitated him more, leading him to go on a gruesome murder spree in the Adirondack Mountains. And even after being caught, he still planned to continue killing. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/12/2335m 8s

BEST OF 2023: "The Buried Bodies Killer" Robert Garrow Pt. 1

Happy holidays from all of us at Serial Killers! We will be back with a new episode in January. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy one of our best episodes of the year. He grew up without any friends and suffered severe head injuries due to abuse from his parents. As Robert Garrow got older, he turned to crimes like larceny and burglary. But eventually, he gave way to darker and more twisted impulses. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/12/2338m 29s

The Mastermind

After the fallout at the PNC Bank, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong and Bill Rothstein scrambled to cover their tracks. But the FBI was already closing in, working to reveal the mastermind behind the entire plan. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/2338m 26s

The Murder

In order to deactivate the bomb, Brian’s co-conspirators set up an elaborate scavenger hunt around Erie, Pennsylvania. But as police started to follow the clues, tragedy struck. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/2333m 27s

The Robbery

In August 2003, pizza delivery man Brian Wells strapped a collar bomb to his neck and chest and entered a PNC Bank demanding $250,000 in cash. He thought it was the perfect bank robbery, and that the bomb on his chest was fake. He was wrong on both counts. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/2337m 1s

Bloody Babs Pt. 2

After her sentencing, investigators and the American public thought the case of ‘Bloody Babs’ was finally over. But as Barbara revealed new details about her version of events, her guilt was once again put into question. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/2341m 24s

Bloody Babs Pt. 1

The case of Barbara Graham has mystified people for generations. She was convicted for the murder of Mabel Monahan in 1953, but was she actually guilty? Or just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/2340m 12s

Blood Magic Killer

Adolfo Constanzo may be known as the leader of The Narco Satanists cult, but equally deserving of the title was his right-hand woman, Sara Aldrete. Following Adolfo’s recruitment, Sara accompanied him everywhere – from ritual magic to murder. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/2350m 23s

The Candy Lady

For Halloween, we’re presenting an urban legend about a terrifying Texas child-killer… and discussing how real-life cases echo the legend. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/2329m 49s

The Abduction of Michaela Garecht

In Hayward, California, in 1988, the unthinkable happened – 9-year-old Michaela Garecht was abducted by a stranger, witnessed only by her best friend. Her mother endures decades of stalled-out investigations and false leads, until the abduction is linked to a possible serial killer. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/2338m 6s

The Osage Murders Pt. 2

The true story behind Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon: Members of Osage Nation are being targeted for their high-priced oil headrights. There’s so many murders that the small local police department can’t investigate thoroughly, so the tribe turns to the newly-formed FBI to get the job done. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and @theconspiracypod! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/2335m 25s

The Osage Murders Pt. 1

The true story behind Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon: In the early twentieth century, Oklahoma’s Osage Reservation was rich in oil and spread the wealth across the tribe. But in the 1920s, it became clear that someone was killing members of the tribe. Was it a serial killer? A ploy to grab rights to the oil money? Or was it both? Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and @theconspiracypod! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/2330m 14s

The Jacksonville Strangler

In the early 2000s, a serial killer attacked at least six young women around Jacksonville, Florida. Though we’re still awaiting official justice, authorities have strong suspicion around convicted murderer Paul Durousseau. Today, Vanessa analyzes how well the Strangler’s crimes line up with Durousseau’s MO. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/2329m 29s

Sante Kimes Pt. 3

You may have heard of ‘boy moms’, but we promise you’ve never heard of one like Sante Kimes. In the final part of our story you’ll hear about how Kimes’ grifts grew in scale and complexity, and how the only person she trusted to carry out her deadly plans was her own son, Kenny Jr. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/2337m 28s

Sante Kimes Pt. 2

What would you steal if you knew you could get away with it? After years of robbery and fraud Sante Kimes moved on to steal something much more sinister than coats and cash: people’s freedom. Specifically, the freedom of service workers and undocumented immigrants who she enslaved in her homeusing terrifying threats and physical violence. Keep up with us on Instagram @serialkillerspodcast and Tiktok @serialkillerspodcast! Have a story to share? Email us at serialkillerstories@spotify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/2334m 51s

Sante Kimes Pt. 1

Sante Kimes grew up with very little, so after she moved in with millionaire real-estate investor Kenneth Kimes, she took advantage of all that his wealth had to offer. Enough was never enough: and once she got what she wanted, she couldn’t stop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/2338m 34s

The Railway Revenge Killer

Rudy Bladel claimed he murdered his coworkers in an act of revenge — but most of his victims were complete strangers. Vanessa examines his life and crimes to understand Bladel’s twisted logic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/09/2328m 54s

Harvey Miguel Robinson

Harvey Miguel Robinson committed his first murder when he was just 17. As the son of a convicted murderer and violent abuser, did he ever have a chance?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/2336m 25s

Who Killed Jane Mixer?

In 1969, a 23-year-old law student at the University of Michigan was found murdered in a cemetery outside of Ann Arbor. Jane Mixer’s death was considered part of a string of violent killings known as the Michigan murders, thought to be the work of a serial killer. That changed when new evidence came to light. But more than 50 years later, doubt remains. Was the right person sent to prison? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/2328m 36s

The Cleveland Torso Murders Pt. 2

Eliot Ness went to the grave in 1957 without ever convicting the Cleveland Torso Murderer. Decades later, his family would reveal a secret suspect hidden within his notes, that was too well-connected to be accused publicly. This episode originally aired in April 2019.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/08/2347m 30s

The Cleveland Torso Murders Pt. 1

When a torso washed up on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in 1937, the police initially assumed a crime of passion. But when the next torso was found, they knew they had a serial murderer on their hands. Nicknamed the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, a notorious killer stalked the slums of Cleveland, killing vagrants he thought no one would miss. This episode originally aired in April 2019.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/2343m 42s

"The Molalla Forest Murderer" Dayton Leroy Rogers Pt. 2

In the 1980s, after decades of snowballing violent impulses, Dayton Leroy Rogers began murdering women and leaving their bodies in the Molalla forest in Oregon.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/2334m 35s

"The Molalla Forest Murderer" Dayton Leroy Rogers Pt. 1

After a repressive religious upbringing filled with abuse from his fundamentalist father, Dayton Leroy Rogers grew into a rage-filled young man.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/07/2334m 13s

The Axeman of New Orleans Pt. 2

After a 7-month hiatus between 1918 and 1919, the Axeman jumped back into his killing spree. City officials tried to track down the mysterious killer, but their hunt led to nothing but dead ends and wrongful convictions. To this day, the Axeman's true identity remains unknown. This episode originally aired April 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/2345m 11s

The Axeman of New Orleans Pt. 1

While the U.S. was wrapped up in the final days of World War I, New Orleans was facing an enemy right in their own backyard. In the early 20th century, a wave of fear rolled through Crescent City as a mysterious man began axing people in the dead of night while they were fast asleep. This episode originally aired March 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/2345m 3s

The Monster of Florence Pt. 2

By 1985, the Monster of Florence had claimed 16 lives—but authorities were no closer to catching the killer than when they'd started their investigation, and the trail was getting colder every day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/2341m 58s

The Monster of Florence Pt. 1

One of Italy’s most notorious serial killers has never (definitively) been identified. The mysterious Monster of Florence murdered couples in their cars, beginning in 1974. The crimes were so horrific that all of Florence was on edge, and the hunt for the killer was vast. This episode originally aired February 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/2344m 43s

Terry Childs

In the so-called murder capital of the world, Terry Childs grew up in the shadows of infamous serial killers. Until he became one himself.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/2335m 19s

Cracking the Code: The Zodiac Pt. 2

Following a string of brutal murders throughout the 1960s, the Zodiac Killer continues to write letters taunting the press and police. This episode originally aired in February 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/2341m 36s

Cracking the Code: The Zodiac Pt. 1

In the summer of 1969, newspapers in San Francisco began receiving coded letters from a man who would come to identify himself as "the Zodiac." The killer confessed to a string of brutal murders and would go on to terrorize the Bay area into the early 1970s. This episode originally aired in February 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/2336m 34s

“The Grim Reaper” Gregory Scarpa Pt. 2

Some hitmen must walk the line between being a family man at home and a killer at work. But Greg Scarpa wasn't your ordinary hitman. He was paid by the FBI as a Criminal Informant and was instrumental in helping them solve crimes. But some think his close relationship with his handler gave him a license to kill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/2336m 6s

“The Grim Reaper” Gregory Scarpa Pt. 1

Starting in the 1950s, Greg Scarpa killed his way up the ladder to become the Colombo family's main hitman. By the mid-1980s, his children were in on the family secret. And the only thing more surprising than the number of kills he racked up was who else was paying him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/2334m 56s

“The Jersey Shore Thrill Killer” Richard Biegenwald Pt. 2

In 1982, while Richard Biegenwald was on a killing spree along the Jersey Shore, he also groomed a young woman he lived with to be his protégé. But when she ultimately wasn't up to the task, it meant Biegenwald's secret was out. And it would lead to his downfall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/2334m 5s

“The Jersey Shore Thrill Killer” Richard Biegenwald Pt. 1

Before he was even five years old, Richard Biegenwald was diagnosed with schizophrenia. After more than a decade in institutions and reform schools, he finally got the freedom he longed for. But once out in the world, he reverted to old habits and destructive behavior. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/2334m 24s

Mafia Madman: Thomas Pitera

During his twenties, he spent his free time reading books about how to kill a human being. Naturally, a job as a mafia hitman was perfect for Thomas Pitera. But when he went from a cold, calculated killer to slowly torturing his targets, it became harder for him to evade authorities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/2332m 0s

Judge Killer: Charles Harrelson

While many know his son, Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson, Charles Harrelson spent most of his adult life on the wrong side of the law. As a contract killer, he successfully killed his first two targets but went to trial for both. Years later, he was back on the streets, ready to make a big payday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/2334m 57s

"The Buried Bodies Killer" Robert Garrow Pt. 2

After Robert Garrow committed his first murder, he retreated to Adirondack Park to hide in the wilderness. But the peaceful atmosphere of the woods only agitated him more, leading him to go on a gruesome murder spree in the Adirondack Mountains. And even after being caught, he still planned to continue killing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/2335m 24s

"The Buried Bodies Killer" Robert Garrow Pt. 1

He grew up without any friends and suffered severe head injuries due to abuse from his parents. As Robert Garrow got older, he turned to crimes like larceny and burglary. But eventually, he gave way to darker and more twisted impulses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/2338m 45s

The Killer Brothers Pt. 2

Hitmen need a certain level of detachment to do their job. They typically think of their victims as targets, not people. So when brothers Steve and Robert Homick were hired to kill Gerald and Vera Woodman, their inability to be cool, calm, and collected led to a series of mistakes and, ultimately, their capture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/2335m 43s

The Killer Brothers Pt. 1

There is an old saying that blood is thicker than water. But on Sept. 25, 1985, Gerald and Vera Woodman were gunned down in the parking garage of their condo — victims of a hit put on them by two of their adult sons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/2331m 54s

The Backpacker Murders Pt. 2

By the end of 1993, seven decomposed bodies had been pulled from Australia's Belanglo State Forest. The nation was terrified, and the police force was put on notice: There was a serial killer on the loose. This episode became a Parcast Instant Classic when it initially aired in November, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/2347m 20s

The Backpacker Murders Pt. 1

The bodies of two missing backpackers were recovered from Australia’s Belanglo State Forest in 1992. They weren’t the last. This episode became a Parcast Instant Classic when it initially aired in November, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/2342m 30s

“The National Forest Serial Killer” Gary Michael Hilton Pt. 2

Being outside with nature is where he felt most comfortable. That’s why Gary Michael Hilton targeted avid hikers in peaceful, wooded areas. But while he chose his victims carefully, he didn't give the same type of thought to getting away with his crimes. If you’d like to take action on the climate or learn more about the topics covered in “Dark Green: Earth Crimes and Conspiracies,” visit www.spotify.com/darkgreenresources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/2332m 21s

“The National Forest Serial Killer” Gary Michael Hilton Pt. 1

Out in nature, alone with only the trees for company, Gary Michael Hilton found a peace that always eluded him in day-to-day life. Numerous run-ins with landlords, spouses, and law enforcement complicated things in the city. And in October of 2007, he went from petty thief to murderer. If you’d like to take action on the climate or learn more about the topics covered in “Dark Green: Earth Crimes and Conspiracies,” visit www.spotify.com/darkgreenresources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/2337m 23s

“The Unicorn Killer” Ira Einhorn Pt. 2

Philadelphia’s first Earth Day celebration made him a minor celebrity. When he met 25-year-old Holly Maddux, he knew he had to be with her. They lived together for a few years before Holly started to see the real Ira Einhorn. Just days after she told others she was leaving him, she disappeared. If you’d like to take action on the climate or learn more about the topics covered in “Dark Green: Earth Crimes and Conspiracies,” visit www.spotify.com/darkgreenresources.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/2338m 26s

"The Unicorn Killer" Ira Einhorn Pt. 1

If you were in Philadelphia during the 1960s and interested in the counterculture movement, you probably saw Ira Einhorn storm the stage at the city’s very first Earth Day. While peace and love were the mainstays of his belief system, Ira didn't always practice what he preached.  If you’d like to take action on the climate or learn more about the topics covered in “Dark Green: Earth Crimes and Conspiracies,” visit www.spotify.com/darkgreenresources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/04/2339m 11s

"The Route 40 Killer" Steven Brian Pennell Pt. 2

By early July 1988, he had already tortured, mutilated, and killed two women. Police were stumped until they sent in one of their own undercover. And while his wife and children slept, 30-year-old Steven Brian Pennell took the bait. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/04/2337m 20s

"The Route 40 Killer" Steven Brian Pennell Pt. 1

With fear of confrontation and anxiety about disappointing loved ones, Steven Brian Pennell pent up his rage. He'd often drive along Highway 40 in Delaware to clear his head. After killing his first hitchhiker, he realized there was only one way to satisfy his desires. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/2336m 35s

“The PICU Killer” Genene Jones Pt. 2

While she was a pediatric nurse at Bexar County Hospital, Genene Jones' colleagues were alarmed by how many babies were dying during her shift. When evidence was presented to the hospital's medical director, an investigation was launched. But during that time, Jones stayed on the job, and her patients were still in danger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/2340m 26s

“The PICU Killer” Genene Jones Pt. 1

She had experienced her share of tragedy, losing her father and a brother to cancer. That's why Genene Jones went into nursing. She wanted to make a difference. And while she was very devoted to her job in the pediatric ICU, it seemed far more babies were dying during Genene's shifts than any other nurse's. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/2341m 35s

“The Pennsylvania Passion Slayer" Peter Kudzinowski

His family says that a traumatic brain injury when he was 13 changed Peter Kudzinowski's behavior. But alcohol always made him aggressive. When he was 25 years old, he was found intoxicated on the street in Detroit and put in the drunk tank. He hinted at committing horrible crimes — and the police wanted to know more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/2335m 7s

Cold Cases: The Family Court Killer (with Vanessa!)

Imagine knowing who a serial killer is for years but not having enough evidence to prove it. This is what happened to police in Sydney, Australia. During the 1980s, Leonard Warwick was angry when he lost custody of his daughter after his divorce, so he targeted employees of the family court system. And the only way to stop the violence was for his ex-wife to surrender custody. Today, Vanessa joins Carter Roy for a special crossover episode with Cold Cases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/2344m 9s

“CIA Shooter” Mir Aimal Kansi Pt. 2

With Mir Aimal Kansi safely back in Pakistan, the FBI had to try to find him and bring him home. After a raid on Kansi's family home yielded nothing, authorities realized they were in over their heads, until a raise in the reward money for Kansi's capture led to new tips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/2340m 22s

“CIA Shooter” Mir Aimal Kansi Pt. 1

On the morning of January 25th, 1993, Mir Aimal Kansi carried out an assault on members of the CIA without ever stepping onto the grounds. After killing two and injuring three others, Kansi left the scene and waited to be apprehended at a nearby park. When the FBI didn't come for him, he fled the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/03/2341m 57s

“Death Row Romeo” Manuel Pardo

Before he earned his nickname in prison, Manuel Pardo Jr was a corrupt cop in Florida during the 1980s. But when law enforcement didn’t let him get the justice he wanted, he took the law into his own hands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/2343m 58s

“Killer Ex-Cop” Christopher Dorner Pt. 2

Holed up in a cabin in Big Bear, California, Christopher Dorner was trapped. A perimeter of 40 officers with guns drawn was waiting in the snowy forest. Police wanted the standoff to end sooner than later. But the method they would use would be controversial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/2341m 7s

“Killer Ex-Cop” Christopher Dorner Pt. 1

In February 2013, a former police officer fired by the LAPD, had a score to settle. His name was Christopher Dorner and his manifesto included a list of people he wanted to kill, many of them cops. But before authorities could stop him, they needed to find him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/2343m 10s

“The Chameleon Killer” Terry Peder Rasmussen

He found a way to fit into his new surroundings everywhere he moved. Terry Rasmussen would change his name, marry someone new, then brutally murder them – only to move somewhere else and do it all over again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/2345m 13s

Robert Durst Pt. 2: “That’s It, You’re Caught”

In 2001 Robert Durst was posing as a woman, hiding from authorities in Galveston, Texas. He befriends a neighbor, Morris Black, who he later kills and dismembers. Though he avoids conviction, over a decade later, he seemingly makes a confession admitting guilt for not only Morris’s fate, but Kathie’s and Susan’s too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/2346m 3s

Robert Durst Pt. 1: “Bridge, Dig, Boat, Shovel”

Before he was the subject of HBO’s “The Jinx,” he was the son of a wealthy real estate developer who had everything at his disposal. As he grows up he finds a best friend in Susan Berman and marries his first wife Kathie. Within decades, they’d both be gone — one vanished, one murdered.  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Today Vanessa is joined by Haesue Jo, Licensed Therapist & Head of Clinical Operations at BetterHelp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/2342m 2s

Carroll Cole

He was bullied at school and abused by his mother. As an adult, he had violent fantasies of raping and strangling women. But Carroll Cole's first murder was actually as a child. And once he did it, he couldn't stop fantasizing about doing it again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/2345m 19s

"The Brooklyn Strangler" Vincent Johnson

By the time he aged out of the foster system, Vincent Johnson had already shown signs of being violent. As an adult, he became increasingly unstable while living on the streets of Brooklyn. Then as his rage grew, he targeted women in his neighborhood, some of whom knew each other.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/2337m 55s

"The Lake Elsinore Killer" William Suff Pt. 2

No matter where Bill Suff lived, he was seen mainly by neighbors and co-workers as a helpful and happy man. It was a massive shock to them, and especially his wife, when he was indicted on 14 murder counts and one count of attempted murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/2344m 49s

"The Lake Elsinore Killer" William Suff Pt. 1

It was the late 1960s when Bill Suff, the oldest of five children, was forced into a co-parenting role after his dad walked out on the family. His lack of control over the world around him made him angry. And one day, he would let out all that anger in a violent fashion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/2339m 35s

The B.C. Spree Killers Pt. 2

In the weeks after their third murder, Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky disappear into the woods of northern Manitoba, over a thousand miles away from where their killing spree began. The RCMP throws their resources into the investigation, but the biggest headway comes from a local man named Billy Beardy — an expert hunter and Cree Nation trapper who knows the land better than anyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/2345m 50s

The B.C. Spree Killers Pt. 1

In the start of a new special series on Serial Killers, we’re delving into the minds of killers on the run — cracking open some of the largest manhunts ever undertaken. Our first episode takes us into the vast wilderness of Northern Canada, where the discovery of three bodies along remote highways begins an unprecedented search for a pair of killers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/2344m 49s

“The Angel of Death” Richard Angelo

In the 1980s, Richard Angelo was a Long Island native working as a nurse in the ICU. He’d found his passion — emergency medicine — in college. But somewhere along the way, his drive to be a hero took an ugly detour. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Today Vanessa is joined by Haesue Jo, Licensed Therapist & Head of Clinical Operations at BetterHelp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/2340m 45s

"Chairman of the Forces of Evil" William Henry Hance

While the Stocking Strangler terrorized a Georgia suburb, another killer stalked military bases in the state. William Henry Hance was an army officer with an eruptive temper who was charged with the murders of three women. Police caught onto his crimes in part because Hance wrote them letters blaming the attacks on an evil cabal named the Forces of Evil. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/2339m 36s

"The Stocking Strangler" Carlton Gary Pt. 2

After a confession leads police down the wrong path, they establish the Strangling Task Force and redouble their efforts. 27-year-old Carlton Gary keeps up appearances, until he’s arrested for the last time. For police, it’s an open-and-shut case. Yet Carlton maintains his innocence until the very end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/2339m 20s

"The Stocking Strangler" Carlton Gary Pt. 1

For several terrifying months in the 1970s, elderly women in a Georgia suburb were turning up dead or brutally injured in their homes. The murders set the community on edge as police reckoned with a serial strangler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/01/2340m 33s

Best of 2022: The Texarkana Moonlight Murders Pt. 2

In 1946, the mysterious Phantom Killer who had terrorized the town of Texarkana for months disappeared just as quickly as he'd appeared. With little evidence to go on, the police home in on one suspect. But justice proves harder to come by than they'd hoped. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/12/2242m 27s

Best of 2022: The Texarkana Moonlight Murders Pt. 1

In 1946, the city of Texarkana was plagued by a series of attacks and murders on couples parked in their cars. Police, however, failed to act quickly enough, potentially giving the murderer enough time to get away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/12/2240m 45s

The Dayton Christmas Killings Pt. 2

The spree continues into Christmas Day and beyond, during which the teen gang murders their third, fourth, fifth and sixth victims. After a tip, police catch the group wearing victims’ clothing, driving a victim’s stolen car, and in possession of the guns they used in their murders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/2238m 19s

The Dayton Christmas Killings Pt. 1

In the early hours of Christmas Eve 1992, a senseless murder in Dayton, Ohio, marks the beginning of a rampage. What started as a desire for Christmas cash turns into a three-day killing spree that leaves six people dead. Even more shocking was that the brazen killers were just teens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/2241m 1s

"The New York Zodiac Killer" Heriberto Seda Pt. 2

Eddie’s crimes escalated in the ‘90s as he continued to dodge police. By 1996, he had attacked eight people, killing three of them. But unlike the original Zodiac Killer, Eddie didn’t stay anonymous for long.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/2245m 46s

"The New York Zodiac Killer" Heriberto Seda Pt. 1

Twenty years after the notorious Zodiac Killer terrorized San Francisco, someone else picked up their mantle. Heriberto “Eddie” Seda was a Brooklyn native and one-time street preacher who began targeting victims and taunting police with cryptic letters. His plan: kill twelve people — one of each Zodiac sign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/2241m 36s

"Crazy Dave" David Edward Maust Pt. 2

Once back in the U.S., Maust serves time for manslaughter before regaining his freedom. He continues befriending teenage boys who fill his need for companionship. But time and again, Maust caves to his violent urges. Despite his guilt, and his spontaneous ability to stop himself mid-murder attempt, he takes four more lives by 2004. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/2243m 54s

"Crazy Dave" David Edward Maust Pt. 1

A volatile childhood and stints in a hospital psych ward set the stage for a violent killer who murdered teenage boys in Germany and the U.S. from the 1970s to the early aughts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/2243m 48s

Thanksgiving Special: Just Add Arsenic

Over the ages, arsenic has had many lives — beauty fad, household product, medical prescription… and weapon of choice wielded by killers everywhere from Alabama to ancient Rome. Brine your turkey, knead your dough, and listen to our Thanksgiving Special on the regime-changing, assassination-aiding King of Poisons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/2242m 41s

"The Pied Piper of Tucson” Charles Howard Schmid

With his caked-on makeup and pathological lies, Charles “Smitty” Schmid cut a distinctive figure among Tucson’s youth. The 22-year-old wanted to draw misfit teens to himself like moths to a flame, before holding a cultish sway over them. Schmid was a corrupting force. And by the summer of 1965, he had killed at least three young women, burying their bodies in the Arizona desert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/2248m 9s

“Leatherface” from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

When The Texas Chain Saw Massacre debuted in 1974, audiences had a visceral experience so frightening, many believed what they witnessed was real. Its main villain, Leatherface, slaughtered innocent youths and wore their skin for pleasure. This depiction of violence seemed surreal, but echoed the real-life crimes of a man who inspired some of Hollywood’s most infamous characters: Ed Gein. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/2243m 20s

“Buffalo Bill” from The Silence of the Lambs

Premiering in 1991, The Silence of the Lambs was anything but your typical horror movie. While it made the name Hannibal Lecter famous, at its core, the film was a psychological thriller that tracked the moves of a murderer at large: Buffalo Bill. But while Bill’s methods may have seemed too gruesome to be true, the inspiration was a combination of three of the most heinous killers of all time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/2247m 47s

“Ghostface” from Scream

In 1996, a new horror movie with an innovative twist would reinvigorate the slasher genre. But behind the fictional Ghostface was an inspiration steeped in reality. A man in a makeshift mask who stalked and tormented teenage girls during a three-day murderous rampage. A man known as the Gainesville Ripper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/2250m 6s

30 Year Retrospective: “The Red Ripper” Andrei Chikatilo Pt. 1

Andrei’s murders don’t go unnoticed. A pattern emerges: young victims, bodies mutilated, left in isolated patches of wilderness. But even with police on high alert, the serial killer eludes capture until 1990 — when his twelve-year reign of terror finally ends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/2241m 23s

30 Year Retrospective: “The Red Ripper” Andrei Chikatilo Pt. 1

In the USSR, an engineer hid a secret he was deeply ashamed of — his inability to have sex with women he dated. His frustration made him withdraw from others, until he developed a proclivity for sexual violence that, at last, could satisfy him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/2242m 31s

"The Southland Strangler" John Floyd Thomas Jr.

In the late 1950s, a Los Angeles native started a crime spree that would stretch into the ‘80s. John Floyd Thomas Jr. spent those decades terrorizing his hometown, targeting women aged 50 and older who lived alone, and occasionally even going to jail for his assaults. But it’s not until the early aughts, and the creation of the Cold Case Homicide Unit, that that LAPD is able to pin him with multiple rapes and murders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/2239m 10s

The Chicago Tylenol Murders Pt. 3

By 2011, the FBI was ready to reexamine the evidence. A theory emerged: What if the Mad Poisoner was actually the Unabomber? Ted Kaczynski had proven he was a revenge-seeking terrorist, and he had connections to Chicago. Perhaps he traded homemade bombs for poisoned pills. Or maybe the deadly concoctions came straight from the Johnson & Johnson facility itself. In the absence of clear answers, only theories remain… and rumors that someone is still out there, replacing Halloween treats with fatal tricks. This is a crossover special with Conspiracy Theories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/2242m 59s

The Chicago Tylenol Murders Pt. 2

If Roger Arnold wasn’t behind the murders, who was? Police turn their focus to a new suspect: a disgruntled accountant named James Lewis. But the more police dig into Lewis’s life, the more questions they have. The road ahead is paved with extortion, false identities, and revenge. This is a crossover special with Conspiracy Theories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/2239m 40s

The Chicago Tylenol Murders Pt. 1

Forty years ago, cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules led to the deaths of seven people all around the Chicago area. America was gripped by paranoia and fear. Why was this happening? Who would be next? Police grasped for suspects who might be the so-called “Mad Poisoner.” We’re joined by Carter Roy from Conspiracy Theories to tell the story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/2239m 48s

“The Killer Cop” Gerard John Schaefer Pt. 2

In 1972, Schaefer was the newly appointed Deputy Sheriff of Martin County. He used his badge to gain trust and wield authority over teenage girls — particularly hitchhikers, whose sudden disappearances could be explained away. Authorities connected Schaefer to nearly thirty missing persons cases, but he was only ever convicted in the murders of two.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/2241m 5s

"The Killer Cop" Gerard John Schaefer Pt. 1

Obsessed with moral power and control, Gerard Schaefer was a police officer in Florida who targeted teen hitchhikers in the late 1960s and early ‘70s. Schaefer spent his youth nursing deviant sexual urges, taking solo hunting trips to indulge in self-inflicted rope torture and animal necrophilia. But the most damning evidence of his descent into brutality may be the hellish fantasies he recorded in his journals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/2239m 49s

“Australia’s Jack the Ripper” Frederick Bailey Deeming Pt. 2

In April 1892, the man authorities now realized was Frederick Deeming was on trial for the murder of his second wife, Emily Williams. But as his story circulated the globe, media began alleging his supposed crimes resembled those of a notorious London criminal — Jack the Ripper. This is a special crossover with the hosts of Solved Murders, a Spotify Original from Parcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/2245m 26s

“Australia’s Jack the Ripper” Frederick Bailey Deeming Pt. 1

In March 1892, investigators in Australia were looking for an Englishman named Albert Williams who had allegedly killed his wife and buried her in their home. Once he was taken into custody, a reporter back in the UK decided to do some digging, and unearthed a terrible secret. This is a special crossover with the hosts of Solved Murders, a Spotify Original from Parcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/2235m 53s

“Serial Confessor” Gerald Stano Pt. 2

What kind of person confesses to multiple heinous crimes — while innocent? Gerald Stano did just that, until there was nothing left to confess to. But while there was no forensic evidence linking him to the 41 murders he implicated himself in, Stano was sentenced to death three times over. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/2241m 35s

“Serial Confessor” Gerald Stano Pt. 1

After a childhood of being bullied and living with a well below-average IQ, Gerald Stano's need to connect with other people was intense. When police questioned him about the stabbing death of a young woman, he wanted to impress the detective. So he confessed. But did he really kill her? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/2238m 21s

“The Long-Haul Killer” Wayne Adam Ford Pt. 2

Although he had developed a sense of discipline in the military, a traumatic brain injury and deep-rooted rage inched Wayne Adam Ford closer to losing control. In 1997, over a decade after he was honorably discharged, he killed his first victim. He would kill three more over the next year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/2239m 33s

“The Long-Haul Killer” Wayne Adam Ford Pt. 1

In 1979, Wayne Adam Ford was looking for a fresh start. He arrived at boot camp for the U.S. Marine Corps leaving a childhood of chaos and negligence behind him. While the Marines did teach Ford how to curb his aggression using self-control, they also taught him something else… how to kill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/2237m 22s

The Black Dahlia Murder Pt. 2

Elizabeth Short’s gruesome murder is the LAPD’s most infamous unsolved case. But there’s one person who thinks he’s cracked it — the alleged killer’s own son. Today, we reopen the case against George Hodel, a certified genius and once-celebrated doctor who rubbed elbows with noted surrealists... and had a vile history of abuse and terror, even against his own family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/2252m 50s

The Black Dahlia Murder Pt. 1

In 1940s Hollywood, a 22-year-old aspiring actress is found mutilated and drained of blood. Her body is posed, and her mouth has been carved into a permanent smile. The investigation takes police into the hidden sides of the city — illicit romances and gang-related crimes. But when another mutilated body is found weeks later, the hunt is on for a possible serial killer.  This is a crossover series with Unsolved Murders, looking at the murder of Elizabeth Short and other unsolved cases surrounding it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/2243m 50s

"The Psycho Strangler" Henry Busch

Henry Busch had a love-hate relationship with maternal figures. Perhaps it was because he lacked one growing up. He had already killed a 74-year-old family friend when he saw “Psycho” in 1960. Identifying with the film’s main character, Henry left the screening with his 65-year old date sure of one thing: he needed to kill again.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/2237m 16s

"The Granny Killer" John Wayne Glover Pt. 2

Throughout 1989 and 1990, elderly women in Sydney were being preyed upon. But because investigators were wrongly looking for a young man, John Wayne Glover was free to kill without suspicion. Until one day, a simple mistake led police right to him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/2246m 17s

"The Granny Killer" John Wayne Glover Pt. 1

He started by stealing and shoplifting as a teenager in the UK. When he was 24, John Wayne Glover moved to Australia, where he became a peeping tom and eventually escalated into physically assaulting older women. It was an obvious red flag, and yet nobody realized he would become Australia's worst serial killer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/08/2243m 45s

"The Poughkeepsie Killer" Kendall Francois

As an overweight Black kid growing up in a white suburb, Kendall Francois dealt with his fair share of bullying. His parents were hoarders, so he wasn't even allowed to have friends visit. The shame he felt as a child turned to rage as an adult, and he took it out on local sex workers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/08/2242m 10s

"The Other Baton Rouge Killer" Sean Vincent Gillis, Pt. 2

As he got older, Sean Vincent Gillis's impulses got darker. He committed murder, necrophilic rape, and even cannibalism. After eight victims, he finally made a mistake at one of the crime scenes. It was all the police needed to track down the killer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/2239m 28s

"The Other Baton Rouge Killer" Sean Vincent Gillis Pt. 1

As a kid, Sean Vincent Gillis would visit his grandmother's funeral home and sleep in the empty coffins. He'd sometimes hold the bodies' cold hands or fondle them. The corpses gave him precisely what he was looking for: a female partner who wouldn't say "no.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/08/2241m 47s

The Bloody Benders Pt. 2

For years, people had been disappearing along the Osage Mission Trail. Between their odd behavior and the horrible stench inside their cabin, the Bender family were obvious suspects. So a town trustee led 75 volunteers onto the property. But things didn’t go as planned. . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/2245m 23s

The Bloody Benders Pt. 1

In Kansas during the 1800s, people who traveled along the Osage Mission Trail began to disappear. And if people had been paying attention, they may have noticed that those who entered the Bender family cabin never came out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/07/2243m 46s

Highway of Tears Pt. 3: The Way Forward

In 2005, the disappearance of 22-year-old Tamara Chipman changed everything. Her case brought enough attention to the Highway of Tears that the Canadian government was forced to act. They launched a task force to reexamine cases, hoping to find links between crimes. But despite the momentum, their investigations have stalled out — leaving residents to live under the specter of the next murder.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/2243m 51s

Highway of Tears Pt. 2: More Missing and Murdered

Every once in a while, authorities would catch an extraordinary break: In 1985, a tip led to a man responsible for three murders. Then in 2010, a routine traffic stop led to a man responsible for four murders. Even still, there were so many more women unaccounted for. And more cases to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/2244m 14s

Highway of Tears Pt. 1: It Starts With One

Gloria Moody was 27 years old and the mother of two young children when she was found dead in Williams Lake, British Columbia. She is one of the earliest cases of indigenous women who have been found dead or have disappeared along a lonely stretch of roads known as the Highway of Tears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/07/2241m 46s

The Serial ‘70s: Jeffrey Dahmer

He was a cannibal, a necrophiliac, and even kept his victims' dismembered body parts carefully preserved in his refrigerator. Yet, Jeffrey Dahmer's horrific crimes don't mesh with his timid personality. His pathological fear of being alone meant finding people he could make stay with him forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/2248m 54s

The Serial ‘70s: Ted Bundy

He kidnapped, raped, and murdered more than 30 women. There's a belief that Ted Bundy got away with these crimes because he was a confident and savvy manipulator. But a look back shows that because he was young, educated, and conventionally attractive, he could hide in plain sight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/07/2247m 5s

The Serial ‘70s: John Wayne Gacy

The "Killer Clown" likely contributed to people's fears of makeup-wearing jesters. But the truth is, John Wayne Gacy's personas, "Pogo" or "Patches," didn't harm a soul. It was the successful suburban businessman hiding in plain sight who was preying on young men and boys. This is the second episode in our 5-year anniversary special, looking back on the serial killer boom of the 1970s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/2251m 12s

The Serial ‘70s: Edmund Kemper

It’s been five years since the Serial Killers podcast debuted, and to celebrate the anniversary, we’re reexamining a grisly time in America: the serial killer boom of the 1970s. Edmund Kemper was one of the first serial killers to be profiled by the FBI. His deep-rooted issues with his mother, extremely high IQ, and ability to outsmart police allowed him to kill all the co-eds he wanted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/07/2250m 17s

“I-95 Killer” Gary Ray Bowles Pt. 2

Even while on the lam, Gary Ray Bowles continued to kill. The FBI posted flyers in gay communities near Interstate 95. Just as the police closed in, he assumed a new identity and went back into hiding. Detectives had to wait for a mistake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/2247m 18s

“I-95 Killer” Gary Ray Bowles Pt. 1

At age 13, he had his first violent outburst. It was a sign of things to come for Gary Ray Bowles, who preyed on men he met in gay communities. When police traced his first murder back to him, he went on the run. From town to town along Interstate 95, he wanted to kill as many people as possible before the law caught up to him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/2240m 33s

"Last Call Killer" Richard Rogers Pt. 2

After four horrific murders, a joint task force was no closer to identifying the Last Call Killer. But improvements in crime technology allowed them to send the killer's fingerprints to law enforcement nationwide. The one murder Richard Rogers got away with in Maine wound up putting him behind bars for his other murders. Parcasters, we have exciting news! Our first book hits bookshelves July 12th. Don’t miss this chilling summer read that takes you deep into the darkest sides of human nature. Learn more at www.parcast.com/cults! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/2241m 30s

"Last Call Killer" Richard Rogers Pt. 1

Before he became a cardiac surgical nurse, Richard Rogers killed his grad school roommate and got away with it. Twenty years later, he turned local NYC watering holes into his hunting ground.  Parcasters, we have exciting news! Our first book hits bookshelves July 12th. Don’t miss this chilling summer read that takes you deep into the darkest sides of human nature. Learn more at www.parcast.com/cults! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/06/2242m 26s

"The Baseline Killer" Mark Goudeau

He was the picture of rehabilitation. After serving 13 years in prison, Mark Goudeau re-entered society with a steady construction job, passed every drug test, and checked in with his parole officer. And he used this new reputation to fly under the radar of law enforcement for years. Countdown to the CULTS book release! Parcast’s first book hits shelves July 12th. It’s an unflinching exploration of shame, secrecy, power, exploitation, and destruction. Learn more at www.parcast.com/cults!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/2248m 30s

“Angel of Death” Donald Harvey Pt. 3

When the relationship with his live-in boyfriend deteriorated, Donald Harvey took it out on the patients at Daniel Drake Memorial Hospital. But he was tired of killing the same old way. So he switched things up, and it ultimately led to his arrest.  Countdown to the CULTS book release! Parcast’s first book hits shelves July 12th. It’s an unflinching exploration of shame, secrecy, power, exploitation, and destruction. Learn more at www.parcast.com/cults! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/2245m 8s

“Angel of Death” Donald Harvey Pt. 2

After settling into the gay community of Cincinnati, Donald Harvey did his best to live a normal life. He moved in with a boyfriend and held a steady job. But deep down, that urge to control others still pulled at him. And he satisfied that impulse with poison. Parcasters, we have exciting news! Our first book hits bookshelves July 12th. Don’t miss this chilling summer read that takes you deep into the darkest sides of human nature. Learn more and grab your copy at www.parcast.com/cults! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/2244m 50s

“Angel of Death” Donald Harvey Pt. 1

He didn’t have control of much growing up in rural Kentucky. His family was poor. His uncle sexually abused him. And his parents were ashamed of his homosexuality. But once Donald Harvey was hired as a hospital orderly, he found he could wield absolute power over the powerless. Parcasters, we have exciting news! Our first book hits bookshelves July 12th. Don’t miss this chilling summer read that takes you deep into the darkest sides of human nature. Learn more and grab your copy at www.parcast.com/cults! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/2245m 31s

Solved Murders: The Murder of Grace Budd Pt. 2 (with Greg and Vanessa!)

After years of dead ends and roadblocks, detectives finally tracked down the old man they believed was responsible for kidnapping 10-year-old Grace Budd. His name was Albert Fish, and he would turn out to be one of the most twisted murderers in American history. This is the final episode of a two-part crossover with the hosts of Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/2241m 25s

Solved Murders: The Murder of Grace Budd Pt. 1 (with Greg and Vanessa!)

When a family acquaintance offered to take 10-year-old Grace Budd to his niece’s birthday party, the Budd family warily accepted the old man’s invitation. Little did they know it would be the last time they would see their daughter again. This is a crossover episode with the hosts of Solved Murders, a Parcast show that investigates what it takes to catch a killer.  Parcasters, we have exciting news! Our first book hits bookshelves July 12th. Don’t miss this chilling summer read that takes you deep into the darkest sides of human nature. Learn more and grab your copy at www.parcast.com/cults! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/2240m 41s

"The St. Pauli Ripper" Fritz Honka

Fritz Honka was a German serial killer who shared drinks with his victims at his local bar before killing and dismembering them in his Hamburg apartment. He might have gotten away with his crimes if not for a building fire that exposed the bodies in 1975.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/2241m 44s

The Skid Row Stabber

Los Angeles in the ‘70s was a dangerous place to be. The city was menaced by multiple serial killers, and by 1978, yet another one had emerged on the scene. In Skid Row, nearly a dozen identical murders put the area’s homeless residents on high alert. Police put their prime suspect, Bobby Joe Maxwell, in jail — adamant they’d gotten their guy. But ultimately, the charges wouldn’t stick.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/2241m 48s

“The Eyeball Killer” Charles Albright Pt. 2

In March of 1991, after the murder of three sex workers in four months, Dallas investigators only had one lead: Charles Albright. The problem was that they had no proof he had been involved in any of the crimes. Their only hope was finding somebody on the street who would talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/2240m 49s

“The Eyeball Killer” Charles Albright Pt. 1

As a child, Charles Albright developed a penchant for eyes while learning taxidermy. But his most dangerous trait was always his charm. Able to talk his way out of trouble, he rarely suffered any consequences for his actions. How far could his talk take him? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/2245m 19s

Murderous Moms: Marie Noe & Waneta Hoyt

Two families in mid 20th century America became tragic tales of recurring Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Over and over, their babies died without any real explanation. Except there was an explanation. By the time authorities caught on, it was too late.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/2248m 13s

Murderous Moms: Amelia Dyer & Mary Ann Cotton

There's a common belief that all mothers are inherently good. But these two women have something to say about that misconception. Amelia Dyer ran a business where the more kids she killed, the more money she made. Mary Ann Cotton found that it was hard to support all the extra mouths to feed as a working woman, so she poisoned her family. And for years, authorities were none the wiser. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/2249m 11s

"The Monster of Rillington Place" John Reginald Christie Pt. 2

John Christie felt alive and in control after his first murder. It's no surprise that he would want to recreate that feeling. So he did. Over and over and over. And the bodies started to pile up at 10 Rillington Place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/2239m 22s

"The Monster of Rillington Place" John Reginald Christie Pt. 1

John Christie wasn’t good at very much. Not relationships. Not even petty crime. But one evening in 1943, he strangled a sex worker to death and hid her body under the floorboards of his flat in Notting Hill, London. He’d found what he was good at, and he’d keep doing it for a decade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/2240m 24s

“The Outdoorsman Sniper” Thomas Dillon

Thomas Dillon had a degree, a good job, a house, and a family. But what he wanted more than anything, was to hunt. His prey: people. Dillon would drive through the backcountry of Ohio and fire upon unsuspecting people before driving away.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/2244m 49s

“The Glamour Girl Slayer” Harvey Glatman

He lured young models into his home with promises of fame in true detective magazines. But once they were tied up and photographed, Harvey Glatman would rape them and kill them. Then he would keep the photos of their last moments alive as souvenirs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/2245m 50s

“The Boogeyman in the Blue Bandana” Timothy Krajcir Pt. 2

Every time Timothy Krajcir felt the urge to kill, he would find a target and then fasten a blue bandana over his face. He committed these crimes over and over and never felt any remorse. Not for his victims. Not for their families. Not even for the man who went to jail for one of his crimes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/2245m 51s

“The Boogeyman in the Blue Bandana” Timothy Krajcir Pt. 1

Believing he had been reformed, the parole board released 31-year-old Timothy Krajcir from prison in 1976 after serving a little over 10 years for attempted murder and rape. He then enrolled in a criminal justice course. Not to start a new career, but to learn how to get away with murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/2244m 49s

The Chicago Rippers Pt. 2

For over a year, Robin Gecht had been leading his own satanic cult composed of three of his own workers. But as they committed more murders, they got sloppy. When a victim left for dead survived her attack, it opened a window for police. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/2242m 11s

The Chicago Rippers Pt. 1

Robin Gecht lived his public life like a model citizen. He operated his construction company, played with his kids, and went to church every Sunday. But there was a dark side he kept secret from them. One that involved Satan, torture, and cannibalistic acts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/2238m 58s

“.22 Caliber Killer” Joseph G. Christopher Pt. 2

After committing his first three murders, Joseph's struggle with schizophrenia persisted. He couldn't ignore the voices. And by the time he'd done their bidding, 12 people had died, and he’d been given a new nickname: "The .22 Caliber Killer." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/2239m 15s

“.22 Caliber Killer” Joseph G. Christopher Pt. 1

Two years before he embarked on a killing spree in Buffalo and New York City, Joseph G. Christopher’s friends and family noticed a seismic shift in his personality. The 23-year-old was beset by mood swings and paranoia. His hold on reality was unraveling. In the end, it would prove fatal.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/2239m 55s

“Jazzi Jet” Joseph Edward Duncan Pt. 2

Thanks to an unsuspecting benefactor, Duncan gets a fresh start in North Dakota. But his blog entries begin leaving chilling clues as to what lies ahead. In 2005, his violent impulses lead him to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and his worst crime yet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/2241m 14s

“Jazzi Jet” Joseph Edward Duncan Pt. 1

A teenage sex offender carried out horrific crimes against young boys in Washington in the late 1970s before being sent to a treatment program, followed by prison. Fourteen years later, Joseph Edward Duncan III was paroled, free to carry out a murder spree that claimed the lives of three kids.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/03/2242m 11s

“The Shoemaker” Joseph Kallinger Pt. 2

In the 1970s, after abusing his children and getting away with it, Joseph Kallinger enlists his son in a mission from God that terrorizes the suburbs of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/2242m 39s

"The Shoemaker” Joseph Kallinger Pt. 1

The adopted son of cobblers began having hallucinations as early as 15 years old. They were harmless at first — but tragically, they wouldn’t stay that way.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/2242m 46s

"The Bluebeard of Gambais" Henri Désiré Landru Pt. 2

After years of charming women into getting engaged to him, Henri Désiré Landru had perfected his system of making his fiances, and all of their wealth, disappear. But when the sisters of two of his victims catch on to his ploy, they threaten the whole complex process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/2242m 44s

"The Bluebeard of Gambais" Henri Désiré Landru Pt. 1

In France, a con man charmed women into getting engaged before robbing them and taking them to his country villa. Where they all mysteriously disappeared. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/2243m 44s

"The Little Girl Murderer" Tsutomu Miyazaki

Numerous childhood traumas led Tsutomu Miyazaki to create a monstrous character in his head named "Rat Man" that eventually took control of his thoughts and actions. "Rat Man" required human sacrifices and his preference was little girls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/2246m 7s

"The Kensington Strangler" Antonio Rodriguez

In 2010 a serial killer terrorized an area of Philadelphia known as the Badlands. Police swabbed hundreds of men for DNA before a CODIS backlog revealed they’d had what they needed all along. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/2244m 29s

"The Caltrans Construction Killer" Mack Ray Edwards

Mack Ray Edwards was proud of his career as a heavy machine operator. It made him important on construction sites. But the very same machine he used to build a series of freeways in Los Angeles would also be used to hide the bodies of his murder victims.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/2243m 29s

The Hillside Strangler’s Copycat Girlfriend

When Veronica Compton met Kenneth Bianchi, she was working on a play about serial killers. She interviewed the “Hillside Strangler” as part of her process. But then he charmed his way from research subject to love interest, and Veronica found herself wrapped up in a horrifying scheme.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/02/2242m 55s

Speed Freak Killers Pt. 2

Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog went from hunting animals to preying on humans. Even as they grew older and settled down, they continued their spree. When they finally faced justice years later, their killer instincts would lead them to turn on one another. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/2242m 52s

Speed Freak Killers Pt. 1

Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog grew up in the California countryside, hunting for deer and elk. In high school, they turned to methamphetamine to recreate the thrill they once got from hunting. But as their drug use intensified, they needed something stronger to maintain their high. They needed to kill, and this time, their prey was human. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/2241m 11s

"The Werewolf" Mikhail Popkov

At a young age, Mikhail Popkov developed a deeply misogynistic view of the world. As an adult, he used his power as a police officer to act on these feelings, murdering women he deemed to be morally defunct. By the time he was finally caught, he’d claimed over 80 lives and become one of Russia’s worst serial killers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/2242m 19s

"The I-5 Strangler" Roger Reece Kibbe Pt. 3

Police had taken Roger Kibbe into custody numerous times but never had enough evidence to arrest him. Each time he was let go, he went on to claim more victims. But a discovery by a forensics investigator was exactly what authorities needed to put him away for good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/2242m 0s

"The I-5 Strangler" Roger Reece Kibbe Pt. 2

After killing his first victim, Roger Kibbe decided to keep a low profile. But years later, his urge to kill returned. By mid-July of 1986, he had killed four young women — three of them in the past three months. And he had no intention of quitting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/2241m 49s

"The I-5 Strangler" Roger Reece Kibbe Pt. 1

Roger Kibbe spent most of his adolescence filled with rage. And while he had a long list of arrests by his mid-30s, it was never for violent crimes. Until one day in 1977, he finally snapped. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/2244m 37s

Texarkana Moonlight Murders Pt. 2

In 1946, the mysterious Phantom Killer who had terrorized the town of Texarkana for months disappeared just as quickly as he'd appeared. With little evidence to go on, the police home in on one suspect. But justice proves to be harder to come by than they'd hoped. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/2242m 48s

Texarkana Moonlight Murders Pt. 1

In 1946, the city of Texarkana was plagued by a series of attacks and murders on couples parked in their cars. Police, however, failed to act quickly enough, potentially giving the murderer enough time to get away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/2241m 26s

Matthew “Chilly” Macon

As a child in the ‘80s, Matthew Macon was thrust into a world of chaos and turmoil. From a young age, he was in and out of federal institutions, but nothing seemed to curb his darker impulses. Eventually, he gave into them, and his killing spree began. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/2244m 9s

The Dnipropetrovsk Maniacs

Viktor Sayenko and Igor Suprunyuk were insecure children, scared of the world around them. As teenagers in the 2000s, they pushed themselves to move past their fears. But in the process, they unlocked something even more terrifying: an uncontrollable desire to kill anything and anyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/01/2245m 12s

"The Southside Dentist" Glennon Engleman Pt. 2

Glennon Engleman had claimed two lives during his insurance fraud schemes and escaped police detection with ease. His love of deceit and murder propelled him forward as he continued to manipulate those around him. But eventually, his inflated ego would lead to his downfall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/01/2246m 4s

"The Southside Dentist" Glennon Engleman Pt. 1

Glennon Engleman seemed like your average neighborhood dentist, but he was harboring a dark secret. He had a deep desire for money and power, and would do anything to get his way. Even kill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/2243m 19s

“The Spider” Saeed Hanaei

He got a taste for killing while he was a soldier. But when the conflict between Iran and neighboring Iraq ended, his desire to kill remained. Only now, the targets were the people who Saeed Hanaei hated the most: sex workers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/2140m 47s

“The Hungarian Vampire” Béla Kiss

In the early 1900s, a man lured his victims with lonely hearts ads, drained their blood, and stored their bodies in barrels filled with methanol.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/2140m 33s

“The Roadside Strangler” Michael Bruce Ross Pt. 2

Like many serial killers who get caught, Michael Bruce Ross became more reckless — attacking teenagers and young women in high-traffic areas, and often returning to where he dumped their bodies. He was later deemed to be a sexual sadist, and agreed to be chemically castrated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/2139m 56s

“The Roadside Strangler” Michael Bruce Ross Pt. 1

After experiencing severe emotional abuse as a child in the ‘60s, Michael Bruce Ross got a fresh start at Cornell University. But in his senior year, as his relationship with his fiancée began to unravel, he started acting out his perverse childhood fantasies — thrilled by the terror he could instill in his victims. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/2142m 55s

“The Midwest Highway Murderer” Larry Eyler Pt. 2

In the early 1980s, Larry Eyler haunted the highways of the Midwest, leaving the gay communities of Indianapolis and Chicago paralyzed with fear. But eventually, the people closest to him brought him down once and for all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/2144m 42s

“The Midwest Highway Murderer” Larry Eyler Pt. 1

In the 1970s, Larry Eyler seemed like your regular, easy-going guy. Behind closed doors, he was anything but. He had an insatiable appetite to dominate. When BDSM wouldn’t do it, he hit the Midwest highways, offering desperate hitchhikers a ride and leaving behind a trail of dead bodies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/2141m 58s

“The Teacup Poisoner” Graham Frederick Young Pt. 2

After serving his first prison sentence, Graham Young entered the world again, ready to start poisoning people once more. And though he largely avoided drawing suspicion — even once his victims started dying — Graham's big mouth and even bigger ego led to his own downfall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/2139m 45s

“The Teacup Poisoner” Graham Frederick Young Pt. 1

Graham Young always had an obsessive personality, but when his father bought him a chemistry kit, it unlocked a terrifying interest in poisons. Before long, the teenager was poisoning mice just to see what happened. Then he set his sights on his best friend, and every member of his own family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/2143m 47s

The Atlanta Child Murders Pt. 2

In 1981, Wayne Williams was a 23-year-old with aspirations of putting together the next Jackson 5. But after he’s found leaving the scene of a crime, he’s charged and convicted for two murders — and implicated in a dozen more. Had police finally found the Atlanta Child Murderer? Or was an innocent man about to pay for crimes he didn’t commit? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/2141m 25s

The Atlanta Child Murders Pt. 1

In the late 1970s, a killer stalked the streets of Atlanta, Georgia, abducting and murdering young Black kids. The city was paralyzed with fear and theories abounded on the identity and motivation of the killer. But when a suspect was finally apprehended, it wasn’t who anyone expected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/2145m 36s

“The Amazon Review Killer” Todd Kohlhepp Pt. 2

Todd Kohlhepp’s behavior was growing increasingly erratic. In the real world, he made unsettling comments to his employees and friends. Online, he continued posting a string of disturbing Amazon reviews. And on his private compound, he locked his victims inside a shipping container. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/2142m 15s

“The Amazon Review Killer” Todd Kohlhepp Pt. 1

At 15, Todd Kohlhepp raped his 14-year-old neighbor, and 17 years later, he committed mass murder in broad daylight. Yet somehow, he became a pillar of society, building a successful real estate business from the ground up. He also built a 95-acre compound, where he planned to bring his darkest fantasies to life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/2145m 43s

“The Savage” Benjamin Pedro Gonzales

Benjamin Pedro Gonzales lived in a fantasy world. He’d imagine entire relationships that didn’t exist. And when his so-called “girlfriend” told him to get lost, he went into a murderous rage, leaving a horrific trail of dead bodies in his wake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/2146m 5s

“The Cannibal” Joe Metheny

Joe Metheny tended to exaggerate and lie about his own life, but if half the atrocities he confessed to are true, he certainly earned his gruesome moniker.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/2144m 38s

“Harv the Hammer” Harvey Carignan Pt. 2

When Harvey Carignan’s murder conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, he no longer faced the death penalty. But he wasted no time returning to his murderous ways. As police start closing in, Harvey goes on the run, starting a horrific killing spree along the way.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/2140m 26s

“Harv the Hammer” Harvey Carignan Pt. 1

After developing a reputation in the armed forces as a hulking, scowling figure with abnormally strong hands, Harvey Carignan was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, where his first hyper-violent murder in 1948 stunned locals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/2139m 4s

“Genesee River Killer” Arthur Shawcross Pt. 2

After 14 years behind bars, Arthur Shawcross struggled to settle into civilian life. He moved from town to town, but a change of scenery didn't change the truth: Arthur was still the same killer. In a matter of a single year, Shawcross would earn the title of the "Genesee River Killer" as he slowly picked off sex workers in the Rochester area. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/2145m 48s

“Genesee River Killer” Arthur Shawcross Pt. 1

Arthur Shawcross was always a little "off." As a boy, he was unsympathetic and violent, exploding with anger at the slightest provocation. When he was older, fighting in the Vietnam War only intensified his aggressive, unpredictable nature. Arthur returned from service traumatized and harrowed by the experience — but that didn't stop him on his hunt for blood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/2149m 3s

“The Baton Rouge Serial Killer” Derrick Todd Lee Pt. 2

Derrick's fixation with stalking, raping, and murdering women leads him to the University of Louisiana campus, where he terrorizes students and locals alike. As police work to crack the case, a false assumption leads them down the wrong path. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/2146m 28s

“The Baton Rouge Serial Killer” Derrick Todd Lee Pt. 1

Ever since he was a little boy in the ‘70s, Derrick Todd Lee liked to peep. He would stare through the window of his neighbor's house, watching women undress. But the older he got, the more Derrick realized that peeping wasn't enough for him. He wanted to hold complete power over these women. And soon, that urge turned deadly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/2140m 52s

“The Southside Slayer” Chester D. Turner Pt. 2

Love makes us say and do the strangest things. For Turner, it made him jealous, paranoid, and extremely violent. When another relationship comes to an explosive end, he hits the streets of Los Angeles with a vengeance, ultimately becoming one of the city’s most prolific killers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/2141m 26s

“The Southside Slayer” Chester D. Turner Pt. 1

When Chester D. Turner moved to the City of Angels, it wasn’t by choice. In fact, Turner pretty much had no say in anything during his adolescence. He had a strict upbringing and was often a victim of bullying. That all changed in the late 1980s, when he started leaving behind a trail of dead bodies all around South L.A. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/2143m 5s

Working Late Pt. 6: Medical Professionals

In this chilling conclusion to our Working Late series, we're diving into the frightening world of medical professionals who killed again and again. And this wasn't just malpractice — these healers from hell delighted in their power, and got away with it for years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/2142m 22s

Working Late Pt. 5: Military

In our continuing exploration of the most popular jobs for serial killers, we're taking a deep dive into those murderers who spent time in the military. It's a job that literally taught these men to kill, and they wielded that skill with alarming ferocity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/2145m 2s

Working Late Pt. 4: Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs

The number of psychopaths who hold positions with "CEO" in the title would alarm you… even if it wouldn't surprise you. Today, we're turning our attention to the business world, where a termination doesn't just mean you're losing your job… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/2141m 21s

Working Late Pt. 3: Laborers

At the halfway point of this Working Late series, we want to look at the people whose work is often overlooked, but that keeps society running. Laborers possess the skills to repair our homes, build roads, and keep us safe — but these same skills can also help them get away with murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/2143m 11s

Working Late Pt. 2: Truck Drivers

You pass them every day in the car, truck drivers hauling things from one end of the country to the other. But do you ever think about how that transient lifestyle makes truckers the perfect serial killers? Well, if you haven't yet, you will now. Welcome to episode two of our Working Late series on the most popular jobs for serial killers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/2144m 59s

Working Late Pt. 1: Police

This is the first episode in our Working Late series, where we'll be taking deep dives into the most popular jobs among serial killers. We'll look into what makes each of these six professions so perfect for killers, and explore stories of the monsters who twisted their day job to suit their darkest after-hours pursuits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/2142m 23s

Joshua Wade Pt. 2

By the end of summer, 2000, Joshua Wade had murdered at least one woman, and possibly many more. Despite the evidence against him, and tips from people who knew what he did, Josh got away with the crime, leaving him free to kill again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/2146m 15s

Joshua Wade Pt. 1

In 1993, a 13-year-old boy was sent to live with his father in Alaska, where he grew into one of the state’s deadliest serial killers. He committed his first murder just a year later — a case that ran cold for well over a decade before a series of confessions revealed more than one ghastly crime.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/2141m 19s

“The Yosemite Murderer” Cary Stayner Pt. 2

As an adult, Cary Stayner finally turned his darkest fantasies into reality. Using TV crime shows as textbooks, he killed his victims, then laid out a path of false clues to confuse investigators. But when he eventually slips up, it all comes crashing down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/2141m 59s

“The Yosemite Murderer” Cary Stayner Pt. 1

As a troubled teen in the ‘70s, Cary Stayner experienced violent fantasies and compulsions, as well as the traumatic kidnapping of his brother. He found refuge in Yosemite National Park as an adult, but unfortunately, it didn't halt his spiral into murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/2143m 35s

“The Monster of Atwater Village” Timothy Joseph McGhee

Timothy Joseph McGhee joined the Toonerville Rifa Gang as a boy, and quickly rose through the ranks. By the year 2000, he had turned the low-level Los Angeles gang into a very real threat. But McGhee’s violent nature went beyond the role he played in the gang. For him, murder was an obsession. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/08/2139m 29s

“The Berlin Butcher” Carl Großmann

Carl Großmann’s entire life was marked with an obsession with sexual dominance. As a young man, he violated children and animals as a way to emphasize his own power. But when World War I left Berlin in a state of desperation, Großmann found a new, horrific way to satisfy his murderous cravings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/2141m 45s

“The Sweetheart Murderer” Edward Wayne Edwards Pt. 2

After spending much of his early life as a devoted career criminal, Ed Edwards emerged from prison willing to turn things around. But after playing the role of devoted husband and father for a few years, his darker impulses emerged, and he started killing — first for revenge, then for fun, and then for profit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/2144m 21s

“The Sweetheart Murderer” Edward Wayne Edwards Pt. 1

Beginning with a traumatic childhood is a common origin story among serial killers. But not every child with a troubled upbringing sets out to become a lifelong criminal. That's what makes Edward Wayne Edwards so unusual — he wanted to be a crook. And there weren’t many lines he wouldn’t cross.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/2147m 35s

“Killing Team” Leonard Lake and Charles Ng Pt. 2

By the summer of 1984, Leonard Lake finished construction on his fallout shelter. There, Lake and his partner-in-crime, Charles Ng, tortured, raped, and murdered countless female victims. But women weren’t their only targets. Over the course of the next year, the murderous duo even killed off entire families. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/08/2144m 30s

“Killing Team” Leonard Lake and Charles Ng Pt. 1

Fearing a nuclear apocalypse was imminent, survivalists Leonard Lake and Charles Ng dreamed of building a bunker in the middle of nowhere. Only, it wasn’t just meant to withstand the nuclear fallout — they wanted to use it to imprison female sex slaves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/2140m 53s

“I-5 Killer” Randy Woodfield Pt. 2

After he killed his friend Cherie in 1980, Randy Woodfield was a clear suspect in the murder — but he still managed to walk free. The failed football star went on to commit a horrifying string of assaults and murders along the West Coast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/07/2139m 16s

“I-5 Killer” Randy Woodfield Pt. 1

He was a star football player in the early 1970s. A talented athlete with every chance for boundless success. But he developed a nasty temper, and a ferocious sense of entitlement. Whatever Randy Woodfield wanted, he was going to take. By any means necessary.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/2144m 3s

“The Broomstick Murderer” Kenneth McDuff Pt. 2

After his first three murders, Kenneth McDuff was quickly apprehended and brought to trial. But while it seems like that should be the end of the story, the tale of Kenneth McDuff still had a long way to go… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/2141m 34s

“The Broomstick Murderer” Kenneth McDuff Pt. 1

Kenneth Allen McDuff led a charmed life. He was an angelic child. At least, that's what his doting mother thought. But in reality, Kenneth concealed a sadistic desire to hurt people, and his first murders left his hometown shaken. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/2141m 30s

“Serial Strangler” Volker Eckert Pt. 2

As a long-haul trucker, Eckert realized his job afforded him the perfect conditions to kill. And claiming victims was the perfect way to finally complete his macabre trophy — a life-sized human doll, complete with a full head of hair. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/07/2141m 36s

“Serial Strangler” Volker Eckert Pt. 1

From a young age, Volker Eckert displayed a strange fascination with women’s hair. His fetish led him to murder in 1974, when he was just 14 years old. Eckert spent the next decades assaulting women across Western Europe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/2140m 57s

"The Monster of the Andes" Pedro Alonso López

Some serial killers’ reigns of terror are cut mercifully short, due to careless mistakes or careful police work. Pedro Alonso López was not one of those killers. The number of his victims is staggering — but the way his story ends is perhaps the most terrifying of all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/2145m 7s

"The Woodford Slasher" John Joseph Joubert

John Joseph Joubert was plagued by disturbing daydreams, along with a horrifying urge to hurt little boys, and in the 1980s, he finally acted on both. But when he targeted a teacher's young students, her determination signalled the end of his deadly spree. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/2143m 52s

“The S-Bahn Murderer of Berlin” Paul Ogorzow Pt. 2

Having graduated from brutal assaults to murders, Paul Ogorzow felt untouchable as he rode the rails, throwing his victims off speeding trains. But every train has to stop somewhere, and Paul's was headed for one very specific ending: swift and brutal justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/2145m 28s

“The S-Bahn Murderer of Berlin” Paul Ogorzow Pt. 1

Coming of age alongside Adolf Hitler's political rise, Paul Ogorzow took his cue from the Nazi party, and looked at some of his fellow Germans as little more than rodents to be stamped out. He took advantage of World War II to carry out his terrifying attacks around Berlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/2144m 29s

“The Bogey Man” David Elliot Penton

There are few criminals so reviled as a child killer. David Elliot Penton was one of them. His crimes were so horrendous, he earned the nickname "The Bogey Man." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/2141m 16s

“Smooth-Talking Killer“ Roy Melanson

A lifelong drifter and con man, Roy Melanson charmed and manipulated his way into his victims’ lives beginning in the 1960s. As his crimes became more gruesome, his vagabond lifestyle made him virtually impossible to track down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/2143m 34s

“The Bike Path Killer” Altemio Sanchez Pt. 2

Avoiding capture as Amherst’s terrifying “Bike Path Rapist” emboldened Sanchez to commit his first murder in 1990. His crimes were escalating — but inexplicably, after nearly two decades of violence, he vanished. Twelve years later, the Bike Path Killer returned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/06/2147m 8s

“The Bike Path Killer” Altemio Sanchez Pt. 1

An elusive rapist stalked areas around Buffalo, New York, for decades beginning in the late 1970s. When he moved to a city once dubbed the “Safest City in America,” he began using his signature weapon to not just subdue… but to kill.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/2143m 33s

“The Quiet Dell Killer” Harry Powers

Harry Powers lived a life shrouded in mystery, so tracing his origins is difficult. But here's what we know: he was a conman without a conscience, and he was a ruthless killer whose victim count might be higher than anyone ever imagined... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/2141m 47s

“Montana Child Murderer” David Meirhofer

In 1973, 7-year-old Susie Jaeger fell asleep in a tent with her siblings while on a camping trip with family. When her siblings woke up, the tent had been slashed open and Susie was gone. A team of profilers believed David Meirhofer was responsible for the kidnapping — they just had to prove it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/2143m 9s

“The Cross-Country Killer” Tommy Lynn Sells Pt. 2

By 1999, Sells had murdered men, women and children in multiple states, and showed no signs of slowing down. He might never have been stopped, had he not attacked a little girl who survived to identify him, and finally put an end to his decades-long murder spree. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/06/2147m 22s

“The Cross-Country Killer” Tommy Lynn Sells Pt. 1

For over 20 years, Tommy Lynn Sells hitchhiked across the U.S., killing indiscriminately and without mercy. What started as a revenge fantasy involving his childhood abuser grew into a deadly impulse that would claim nearly two dozen lives.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/2145m 59s

"Mall Santa" Bruce McArthur Pt. 2

By the beginning of 2011, Bruce McArthur had killed and dismembered two men, hiding their bodies in enormous planters at a client's house. But when police let him slip through their hands, he was free to kill again.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/2143m 51s

"Mall Santa" Bruce McArthur Pt. 1

For most of his life, Bruce McArthur led an unremarkable existence. But in the 1990s, he split from his wife and moved to Toronto's gay village — free to be his true self. Unfortunately, McArthur's true self was violent, bloodthirsty... and murderous. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/2141m 38s

“The Narcosatanist” Adolfo Constanzo Pt. 2

After amassing wealth and influence as a spiritual advisor in the 1980s, Adolfo Constanzo set his sights on the lucrative drug trade in Matamoros. To claim a piece for himself, he needed more power. And for that, he turned to one thing: human sacrifice.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/211h

“The Narcosatanist” Adolfo Constanzo Pt. 1

Schooled in the darkest corners of his family’s Afro-Carribean religion, Adolfo Constanzo decided to make his fortune using magic granted through animal sacrifices. In Mexico City, he grew his power and esteem — but he wanted something more. He wanted revenge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/2153m 46s

“The Anatomy Murderers” Burke and Hare Pt. 2

By 1828, Burke and Hare’s scheme of murdering people and selling their bodies was making them rich. But eventually, one curious woman crashed their entire operation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/2148m 8s

“The Anatomy Murderers” Burke and Hare Pt. 1

When a tenant at their boarding house died in 1827, William Burke and William Hare found a way to make some extra money: selling bodies to a medical school. But to keep it up, they’d need a fresh supply of dead bodies — and those were hard to come by. Naturally, at least.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/2145m 17s

“The Tweed Creeper” David Russell Williams Pt. 2

Having moved from break-ins to aggressive sexual assault, David Russell Williams carefully planned his first horrific murder in late 2009. It was not his last. But the high-ranking military officer could only fly under the radar for so long. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/2140m 39s

“The Tweed Creeper” David Russell Williams Pt. 1

As an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, David Russell Williams had a spotless record for decades before beginning a breaking-and-entering spree in 2007. Stealing into women’s houses, he photographed himself wearing their underwear, setting the baseline for crimes that would later include rape and murder.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/2140m 26s

“The Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez Pt. 2

After his first murder in San Francisco, Richard Ramirez headed back to Los Angeles to begin a killing spree that had the whole city terrified. His brutal attacks came after dark and without warning, earning him the chilling nickname "Night Stalker.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/2152m 21s

“The Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez Pt. 1

A troubled relationship with his father, his religion, and the demonic visions he saw during seizures dominated Richard Ramirez’s childhood in the 1960s. When he witnesses a horrific crime at the hands of a sadistic cousin, he comes face to face with his own dark nature.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/2149m 54s

“South Side Strangler” Timothy Wilson Spencer Pt. 2

Organized and meticulous, Timothy Wilson Spencer evaded suspicion until a detective began connecting the dots between Arlington’s “Masked Rapist” and Richmond’s “South Side Strangler.” The 1988 case against him helped exonerate a wrongfully convicted man, and made forensic science history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/2142m 19s

“South Side Strangler” Timothy Wilson Spencer Pt. 1

Growing up in Arlington, Virginia in the 1960s, Timothy Wilson Spencer displayed an alarming interest in torturing animals and burglarizing homes. With practiced cruelty and stealth, he eventually became known as “The Masked Rapist” for his attacks on women.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/2142m 59s

“The Vampire in the Window” Florencio Fernández

Born in 1935, Florencio Fernández grew up in a region of Argentina nicknamed the “fortress of folklore.” As a teenager, destitute and alone, he watched a film at a local theater that would change his life — and inspire his crimes. That film’s name? Dracula. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/2142m 20s

“Son of Sal” Salvatore Perrone

Salvator Perrone’s early life in the 1950s is a murky mystery, but by the time he was in his 60s, the failed fashion entrepreneur had a grudge against the world — and he was ready to exact his revenge.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/2143m 56s

“The Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski Pt. 2

By the 1980s, Ted Kaczynski had set off several bombs, causing only minor injuries — but for him, it wasn’t enough. What had started as a plot for revenge grew into an unrelenting need to change the world. To do that, he needed to kill. The reign of the Unabomber had begun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/2147m 19s

“The Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski Pt. 1

Spotting his genius at a young age, Ted Kaczynski’s parents pushed their son to academic excellence — but Ted never found a true home in the hallowed halls of academia. Instead, by 1969, he was a former math professor with a festering hatred for the modern world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/2145m 51s

“The Madman of Marshall Street” Gary M. Heidnik Pt. 2

By Thanksgiving 1986, Gary Heidnik had captured a woman and locked her in his basement, where he intended on making her carry his children. But Gary wanted an entire “birthing harem.” Over the next four months, he lured five more women to his Philadelphia home… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/2143m 4s

“The Madman of Marshall Street” Gary M. Heidnik Pt. 1

Estranged from his family, Gary Heidnik’s behavior grew more and more troubling as he grew older. By 1976, no one was around to notice when he started digging a pit in his basement — one big enough to hold a person... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/2141m 14s

“The Lipstick Killer” William George Heirens Pt. 2

When a six-year-old girl was brutally murdered in Chicago in 1945, the public and the press demanded answers. Luckily, police found the killer by chance when they arrested a teenage burglar named William Heirens. Or did they? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/2146m 33s

“The Lipstick Killer” William George Heirens Pt. 1

Growing up in a family that didn’t have a lot of money, William Heirens turned to burglary to ease his economic anxiety. It became a compulsion he couldn’t control, and got him into trouble with the law in the early 1940s. Then, one day, it changed his life forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/2143m 13s

“Earthquake Killer” Herbert Mullin Pt. 2

Herbert Mullin believed he was saving the world. After all, God had told him that murdering people would prevent catastrophic earthquakes. So, with his heaven-sent mission, he set out to kill and kill again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/2139m 50s

“Earthquake Killer” Herbert Mullin Pt. 1

Throughout his childhood in the 1950s and ‘60s, Herbert Mullin's life seemed decidedly idyllic. But tragedy struck when he was 18. In the aftermath, Mullin began hearing voices — and they told him to kill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/2139m 47s

“The Kansas City Butcher” Robert Berdella Pt. 2

Having killed and dismembered his first victim, Robert Bordella was anxious to take another person captive. He kidnapped and tortured multiple men in succession, drugging them with tranquilizers and documenting his actions in a diary — until someone eventually escaped.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/2140m 45s

“The Kansas City Butcher” Robert Berdella Pt. 1

Inspired by a 1965 horror film called The Collector, Robert Berdella harbored dark fantasies about abuse and control. As a college student, he acted out his sadism on animals, and later, in the early ‘80s, on a teenager named Jerry Howell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/2140m 34s

“The Snowtown Murders” Pt. 2

In November 1997, John Bunting claimed his sixth victim, and successfully passed it off as a suicide. From there, he and his accomplices moved at alarming speed, torturing and killing another six people until police finally caught up.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/03/2152m 4s

“The Snowtown Murders” Pt. 1

Arriving in South Australia in the 1980s, John Bunting surrounded himself with people he could easily manipulate: a small group of men who hated pedophiles and gay men, and were determined to rid their community of both. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/2149m 8s

“The Suitcase Killer” Steven Zelich Pt. 2

After his first murder, Steven Zelich couldn't bear to let go of his victim, and kept her body close by. But eventually he began to crave the same powerful feeling he'd had the first time, and the hunt for his next target began... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/2141m 58s

“The Suitcase Killer” Steven Zelich Pt. 1

Once a police officer who loved the authority and respect his position brought him, Steven Zelich's life took a turn in the late ‘90s when the power went to his head. His quest for the thrill of control led him to the world of BDSM… and eventually, murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/2144m 6s

Killer Couples Pt. 4: Ray Fernandez and Martha Beck

Once a promising intelligence officer, Ray Fernandez transformed into a career conman, swindling lonely women out of their savings. When he met Martha Beck in 1947, his Lonely Hearts con became a deadly scheme of spiralling jealousies and stolen fortunes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/2144m 47s

Killer Couples Pt. 3: Gerald and Charlene Gallego

If love makes you do something evil, does that make you evil, too? In the late 1970s, Gerald Gallego twisted himself around Charlene’s heart and didn’t let go. The couple, later known as “The Sex Slave Killers,” worked in tandem to kidnap and murder ten women. Was Charlene a victim, too? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/2149m 46s

Killer Couples Pt. 2: Alton Coleman and Debra Brown

Following a whirlwind romance, Alton Coleman and Debra Brown embarked on a violent rampage that turned the summer of 1984 bloody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/02/2148m 35s

Killer Couples Pt. 1: Ray and Faye Copeland

They say that “love is a many-splendored thing.” But for Ray and Faye Copeland, it was a thing of violence. The couple’s murderous crimes made them two of the oldest people ever sentenced to death in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/2147m 32s

“The Monster of Florence” Pt. 2

By 1985, the Monster of Florence had claimed 16 lives. Unfortunately, authorities were no closer to catching the killer than when they'd started their investigation, and the trail was getting colder every day... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/2144m 38s

“The Monster of Florence” Pt. 1

One of Italy’s most notorious serial killers has never (definitively) been identified. The mysterious Monster of Florence murdered couples in their cars, beginning in 1974. The crimes were so horrific that all of Florence was on edge, and the hunt for the killer was vast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/2147m 23s

“The Missoula Mauler” Wayne Nance Pt. 2

By 1984, Nance had revamped his reputation and settled into a comfortable routine in his hometown. But as he grew fixated on his boss, his nice-guy exterior evaporated, revealing a cold and calculating killer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/2144m 49s

“The Missoula Mauler” Wayne Nance Pt. 1

As a teenager, Wayne Nance developed an interest in Satanism that may have led to his first murder. He became obsessed with the idea of making a human sacrifice — and in the spring of 1974, he boasted to a friend: “It’s been done.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/2146m 9s

"The Boozing Barber" Gilbert Paul Jordan Pt. 2

His victims’ deaths were often ruled “unnatural and accidental,” leaving Gilbert Paul Jordan free to perfect his M.O. — forcing Indigenous women in Vancouver to drink themselves to death. Unable to keep him behind bars, police surveilled the barber until they could catch him in the act. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/2144m 10s

"The Boozing Barber" Gilbert Paul Jordan Pt. 1

An alcoholic from his teenage years onward, Gilbert Paul Jordan spent his young adulthood in 1950s Vancouver tallying up arrests for theft, assault, and drug possession. Then he discovered a crime he wouldn’t be punished for: plying a victim with alcohol until she was poisoned to death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/2143m 24s

"The Railroad Killer" Ángel Maturino Reséndiz Pt. 2

By the 1990s, Ángel Maturino Reséndiz was a seasoned murderer using America’s extensive railroad system to strike new victims, then flee. But eventually, authorities caught onto the pattern in his murders. In 1999, their investigation came to a surprising stop.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/01/2146m 6s

"The Railroad Killer" Ángel Maturino Reséndiz Pt. 1

After years of incarceration, rejection, and failure, Ángel Maturino Reséndiz's most violent impulses began to surface. Between 1986 and 1999, he traveled the U.S. by freight train, murdering “sinners” in a so-called mission from God. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/2144m 2s

“The Beauty Queen Killer” Christopher Wilder Pt. 2

In 1984, Wilder went on a weeks-long killing spree across the U.S., abducting, raping and murdering as many young women as he could find. As he targeted malls across the country, the FBI launched a manhunt for the Australian fugitive.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/01/2141m 19s

“The Beauty Queen Killer” Christopher Wilder Pt. 1

Posing as a modeling agent in the 1980s, Wilder lured young girls and women to secluded places where he would photograph them in explicit poses before sexually assaulting them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/2145m 49s

“The Butcher Baker” Robert Hansen Pt. 2

By day, Robert Hansen was a devoted husband, devout Christian, and respected member of the Anchorage community. By night, he abducted young women from clubs and drove them deep into the Alaskan wilderness, where he hunted them like prey.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/12/2047m 18s

“The Butcher Baker” Robert Hansen Pt. 1

Bullied from a young age, Robert Hansen’s resentment toward the people in his hometown manifested in different ways — most alarmingly, arson. In 1967, the troubled baker and avid hunter moved to Alaska, and developed a deadly pastime: abducting and assaulting women. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/2046m 0s

“The Happy Face Killer” Keith Jesperson Pt. 2

After his first murder, Keith Jesperson felt unstoppable, and went on something of a killing spree. But eventually, he got annoyed that he wasn't getting credit for his hard work, and started sending authorities chilling notes signed with a happy face. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/2046m 19s

“The Happy Face Killer” Keith Jesperson Pt. 1

Always shy and a little curious, Keith Jesperson lived a troubled childhood. Beaten by his father, and always struggling to make friends, Keith grew up vowing he'd never hurt children. But he made no such promise when it came to women. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/2047m 11s

The Backpacker Murders Pt. 2

By the end of 1993, seven decomposed bodies had been pulled from Australia's Belanglo State Forest. The nation was terrified, and the police force was put on notice: There was a serial killer on the loose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/12/2049m 13s

The Backpacker Murders Pt. 1

The bodies of two missing backpackers were recovered from Australia’s Belanglo State Forest in 1992. They weren’t the last. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/2044m 18s

“The Chessboard Killer” Alexander Pichushkin Pt. 2

After killing dozens of people and getting away with it, Alexander Pichushkin got bored with his routine. So, he mixed things up — in brutal fashion. His unchecked maneuvers amounted to at least 48 murders in Moscow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/2045m 59s

“The Chessboard Killer” Alexander Pichushkin Pt. 1

One of Russia’s most prolific serial killers was an avid chess player. First introduced to the pastime by his grandfather, the young Alexander Pichushkin finally found something he could excel at. But in 1992, his competitive urges were drawn to a different kind of game… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/2042m 51s

“The Suffolk Strangler” Steve Wright Pt. 2

In the final few months of 2006, Ipswich was shaken by the strangling deaths of several sex workers. It didn't take long for Steve Wright to relax into his new role as cold-blooded killer. But the bolder — and more bizarre — he became, the closer he got to sealing his own fate.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/2042m 5s

“The Suffolk Strangler” Steve Wright Pt. 1

He was an unassuming man whose Jekyll and Hyde personality obscured increasingly violent tendencies. And in 2006, in the small English town of Ipswich, Steve Wright began targeting sex workers — abducting, strangling, and dumping the bodies of five women. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/2047m 8s

“The Nurse Killer” Richard Benjamin Speck

It was called the crime of the century: In 1966, Richard Speck drifted into Chicago, and unleashed a whirlwind of violence and rage onto a group of student nurses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/11/2042m 53s

“The Weepy-Voice Killer” Paul Michael Stephani

In the early 1980s, emergency services in St. Paul, Minnesota began receiving odd calls from a distraught-sounding man. At first reporting brutal attacks on women, he quickly began taking credit for the murders, and begged police to stop him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/2044m 34s

“The Vampire of Düsseldorf” Peter Kürten Pt. 2

Throughout his shocking rampage that left dozens of people injured or dead, the newly dubbed “Vampire of Düsseldorf” Peter Kürten grew more and more confident — even writing into a local paper with the location of a victim’s body. But his confidence would be his undoing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/10/2042m 56s

“The Vampire of Düsseldorf” Peter Kürten Pt. 1

Unfulfilled by bestiality, a young Peter Kürten turned to murder — and discovered his body’s reaction to the sight of blood. As his dark desires festered, he embraced sadism in all its forms. And in 1929, a gruesome killing spree earned him a chilling moniker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/2043m 41s

“The Starvation Doctor” Linda Hazzard Pt. 2

When British heiresses Dora and Claire Williamson reached out to Linda Hazzard, she might have thought draining their bank accounts would be easy enough. But she didn't count on the sisters’ resilience, or the might of one formidable governess... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/2042m 14s

“The Starvation Doctor” Linda Hazzard Pt. 1

In the early 1900s, Linda Hazzard marketed herself as a doctor, and claimed that she could cure any ailment with her special starvation regimens. Except, instead of curing her patients, she was killing them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/2043m 16s

“The Hippie Trail Killer” Charles Sobhraj Pt. 2

After spending years in and out of prison, Charles “The Serpent” Sobhraj was determined to make something of himself. To do that, he needed money — only now, he knew better than to leave behind any witnesses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/10/2044m 41s

“The Hippie Trail Killer” Charles Sobhraj Pt. 1

Growing up in Vietnam, India and France in the 1940s and ‘50s, Charles Sobhraj never truly fit in anywhere — not even with his family. When they turned their backs on him for good, he became a con man smuggling cars, escaping debts, stealing from tourists… and breaking out of prisons around the world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/2045m 16s

Satanic Panic Pt. 5

In the years since the Satanic Panic, it's become obvious that the crimes people were accused of never really happened. But while none of the nightmarish stories of ritual abuse in Satan’s name were true, it doesn’t mean there weren’t real victims…  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/2045m 59s

Satanic Panic Pt. 4

Emboldened by power- and money-hungry conmen, Evangelical doomsdayers set the stage for an epic showdown of biblical proportions. The fight for the souls of every last American was beginning, they claimed, and Satan was coming to drag us all to hell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/2047m 45s

Satanic Panic Pt. 3

From Adolfo Costanzo and the Narcosatanists to the gruesome Chicago Rippers, these horrific groups showed that fears of murderous devil-worshipping cults weren't entirely unfounded. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/2044m 33s

Satanic Panic Pt. 2

In the 1980s, “Satanic Panic” was a mass hysteria that consumed communities and ruined lives—all over things that never even happened. In this new five-part series, we’re examining the origins of the panic, tracing back through the decades to see how the fear of Satan’s influence in society swept across North America.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/2042m 13s

Satanic Panic Pt. 1

In the 1980s, “Satanic Panic” was a mass hysteria that consumed communities and ruined lives—all over things that never even happened. In this new five-part series, we’re examining the origins of the panic, tracing back through the decades to see how the fear of Satan’s influence in society swept across North America.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/2044m 56s

“The Hillside Stranglers” Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr. Pt. 2

In the fall of 1977, Los Angeles was on high alert, so 43-year-old Angelo Buono Jr. and 26-year-old Kenny Bianchi knew they had to play it safe. But as their death toll grew even higher, their relationship began to crumble.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/10/2039m 55s

“The Hillside Stranglers” Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr. Pt. 1

These killer cousins terrorized Los Angeles in the late ‘70s. Despite very different upbringings, Angelo Buono Jr. and Kenny Bianchi both formed sadistic attitudes toward women that led to them cruising the streets of Hollywood, posing as undercover cops, patrolling for victims.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/2043m 17s

“The San Francisco Witch Killers” Michael and Suzan Carson Pt. 2

After their first brutal murder, Suzan and Michael Carson fled San Francisco, intent on continuing their quest to rid the world of witches.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/09/2045m 5s

“The San Francisco Witch Killers” Michael and Suzan Carson Pt. 1

They set out to murder witches in the early 1980s, moving up and down the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Suzan Carson believed she was destined to rid the world of evil… All she needed was a willing follower to wield the knife. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/2040m 28s

“The Ken and Barbie Killers” Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka Pt. 2

On the outside, Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo appeared to be a perfect couple—but they held a dark secret: Paul’s sadistic aggressions were seemingly unstoppable, spurred on by Karla’s compliance. The secrets—and the bodies—piled up.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/09/2040m 22s

“The Ken and Barbie Killers” Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka Pt. 1

When Paul Bernardo met his bride-to-be Karla Homolka in October 1987, he had already raped his first victim. But Paul's sadistic sexual appetite only seemed to deepen Karla's desire for him. And when his sick interest turned toward her 15-year-old sister, Karla let one thing guide her next move: her unrelenting need to please him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/2036m 41s

“Hannibal the Cannibal” Robert John Maudsley Pt. 2

By torturing and killing his fellow inmate, Robert Maudsley won his escape from Broadmoor Mental Hospital. But when confronted with more pedophiles at Wakefield Prison, he knew he couldn't stay there. Unfortunately, no one was listening to him. And the only thing that had ever gotten him attention was killing... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/09/2038m 56s

“Hannibal the Cannibal” Robert John Maudsley Pt. 1

Abused by his parents from a young age, Robert Maudsley spent his childhood bouncing around orphanages and foster homes before running away in 1969. He spent years living on the streets of London, where he met a man with a dark secret… and decided that man couldn’t live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/2036m 25s

“Night Caller” Eric Edgar Cooke Pt. 2

In 1959, Eric Cooke committed his first murder in the sleepy city of Perth, Australia. And, having gotten away with the crime, it seemed nothing would slow down his bloody rampage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/2043m 53s

“Night Caller” Eric Edgar Cooke Pt. 1

Born in 1931 to a caring mother and alcoholic father, Eric Edgar Cooke had a turbulent home life. His string of break-ins and petty thefts were met with sympathetic authorities who gave Cooke second and third chances… But their leniency was cast aside in favor of more violence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/2042m 27s

“Double-O Swango” Joseph Swango Pt. 2

While Joseph Swango’s patients died at alarming rates, few people seemed capable of connecting the mysterious deaths with the doctor-in-training. The alarm bells only rang once he began poisoning his colleagues…  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/08/2044m 48s

“Double-O Swango” Joseph Swango Pt. 1

As a teenager in the ‘70s, Joseph Swango had an intense fascination with the macabre, even keeping a scrapbook full of newspaper clippings about murder and car crashes. As he got older, he realized that one career in particular would give him daily contact with death: medicine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/2042m 22s

“Damsel of Death” Aileen Wuornos Pt. 2

In the late ‘80s, Aileen trolled the highways outside of Daytona, Florida looking for johns. But these days, she was interested in more than sex work. Her johns had always treated her as disposable. Now, armed with a .22 caliber handgun, she was ready to return the favor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/08/2040m 56s

“Damsel of Death” Aileen Wuornos Pt. 1

More abused than loved, Aileen Wuornos suffered through her childhood in 1960s Michigan. She became a sex worker and petty thief, eventually hitchhiking to Florida—where the work that made her an outcast led to the murder that made her infamous. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/2040m 47s

“Programmed to Kill” Charlie Brandt Pt. 2

For decades, it seemed like Charlie Brandt's first murder was a shocking, unexplainable anomoly—something he would never repeat. But in 2004, another violent crime would make headlines, and unearth secrets no one ever saw coming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/08/2042m 7s

“Programmed to Kill” Charlie Brandt Pt. 1

In January 1971, 13-year-old Charlie Brandt retrieved his father's gun and committed a shocking murder, saying it was like he “was sort of programmed to do it.” After 17 months in a mental health facility, he was free, and everything returned to normal… Or so it seemed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/2040m 20s

“The Sunday Morning Slasher” Coral Eugene Watts Pt. 2

By the early 1980s, Watts had stabbed three women to death. As police closed in on him, setting up tails and even bringing him in for questioning—but unable to detain him—he fled to Texas, where he disappeared into the city then known as “The Murder Capital of the U.S.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/2044m 30s

“The Sunday Morning Slasher” Coral Eugene Watts Pt. 1

Unable to contain his dark fantasies and suppressed rage, Coral Eugene Watts targeted women in Michigan and Texas starting in 1974, and continuing for nearly a decade. His crime sprees were a reign of terror that for him, brought a perverse kind of relief. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/2037m 45s

“The Racist Killer” Joseph Paul Franklin Pt. 2

Still desperate to ignite a race war in the United States, Joseph Paul Franklin sought more prominent targets, hoping to draw attention to his cause. But he also found satisfaction in impulsive, isolated murders. When it seemed no one would ever catch him, he got careless. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/07/2041m 48s

“The Racist Killer” Joseph Paul Franklin Pt. 1

He studied Mein Kampf. Changed his name. And joined white supremacist groups across the country. Fueled by hateful rhetoric and armed with guerilla warfare tactics, Joseph Paul Franklin set out to ignite a nationwide race war—right in the midst of the Civil Rights movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/2044m 6s

“The Torso Killer” Richard Francis Cottingham Pt. 2

In 1977, Cottingham was married with three kids, two secret girlfriends, and an itch for abusing sex workers. As the years wore on, he developed increasingly bizarre torture rituals, and his crimes escalated in both body count and brutality.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/07/2045m 6s

“The Torso Killer” Richard Francis Cottingham Pt. 1

He had an idyllic childhood in the 1940s and ‘50s, but as Richard Francis Cottingham grew, he began having dark, dehumanizing sexual fantasies about women. When he started working in New York City, he took those violent, twisted dreams and made them a reality.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/2045m 49s

“The Toolbox Killers” Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris Pt. 2

In 1979, Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris sexually assaulted and murdered five teenage girls. For months, authorities were at a loss to explain the disappearances of their victims, but eventually, Norris and Bittaker got reckless, and the crimes of the Toolbox Killers were revealed to the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/07/2042m 18s

“The Toolbox Killers” Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris Pt. 1

They each lived lonely lives, bouncing from jail to jail until a chance meeting in California brought them together in 1978. Bittaker and Norris began a sadistic friendship which evolved into a twisted partnership—one that would eventually claim the lives of five teenage girls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/2041m 19s

“The ABC Killer” Moses Sithole

At a young age, Moses Sithole was abandoned by his mother, forcing him to go in and out of a traumatic foster care system. As an adult in the ‘90s, he began enacting his revenge on women in a rampage that had South Africa terrified. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/2045m 32s

“The Chicago Abductor” Brian Dugan

In the early ‘70s, a teenaged Dugan had an encounter with one of the most notorious serial killers in the U.S.—a killer whose infamy Dugan would soon match, with a murder spree throughout Chicago’s rural suburbs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/07/2039m 18s

“Milwaukee North Side Strangler” Walter E. Ellis

In his youth, Walter Ellis was prone to fits of physical violence. But as he grew older, he took on the role of a gentle and unsuspecting neighbor. Over the course of 20 years, it was this persona that allowed the man known as the Milwaukee North Side Strangler to avoid the detection of local police, who were facing a series of eerily similar murders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/07/2040m 8s

“The Hitchhiker Killer” Thor Nis Christiansen

Growing up in the California town of Solvang, Thor Nis Christiansen was the quiet son of Danish immigrants. As he grew older, Thor began harboring dark, disturbing fantasies about women. Before his 20th birthday, he would strike for the first time—and it wouldn't be the last... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/2043m 23s

“A Chaotic Life” Andrew Urdiales

He endured extreme childhood abuse, served in the Marines, and was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia. Between 1986 and 1996, Andrew Urdiales turned his anger into murder, taking the lives of eight women. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/06/2041m 35s

“Crazy Charlie” Charles Ray Hatcher

He spent his life trying to escape jails, mental hospitals, and his urge to kill. From 1961 to 1982, Charles Ray Hatcher murdered at least four people, but he claims to have killed as many as 16 in Missouri, California, and Illinois. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/2042m 37s

“The Boy Torturer of Boston” Pt. 2: Jesse Pomeroy

Sent to a reform school for the remainder of his childhood, Jesse Pomeroy, and his distraught mother, had one shared goal in mind: early release. After only 17 months away, they'd got their wish. And by 1874, Jesse was free to continue his attacks—and this time, he was ready to kill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/2039m 9s

“The Boy Torturer of Boston” Pt. 1: Jesse Pomeroy

Born in 1859 with a cleft palate, Jesse Pomeroy's father looked upon his son as weak, and brutally abused him throughout his childhood. Tormented at home and at school, Jesse began to entertain violent fantasies about torturing prisoners. By the time he was 12, simply fantasizing wasn't enough—and the “Boy Torturer of Boston” emerged... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/2041m 21s

“Hannibal Lecter of Sweden” Sture Bergwall

He claimed to be Sweden's first serial killer. Throughout the 1990s, Sture Bergwall made shocking confessions to dozens of brutal murders across Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. But his final confession was the most surprising of them all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/06/2045m 12s

“Warwick Slasher” Craig Price

Growing up as one of the few black kids in Warwick, Rhode Island was not easy. By the time Craig Price transitioned from child to teen, the years of racism and bullying had already made a huge impact on his developing psyche. By the time he was 13-years-old in 1986, his anger had reached a boiling point. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/2038m 42s

“Doctor Satan” Pt. 2: Marcel Petiot

In 1942, Marcel Petiot's fake escape network, Fly-Tox, was operating at full steam. He took his victim's payment, and instead of helping them start new lives in South America, he murdered them and stored the bodies in his basement. But his scheme couldn't escape the attention of the Nazis for long. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/06/2040m 40s

“Doctor Satan” Pt. 1: Marcel Petiot

Since childhood, Marcel Petiot flaunted a disregard for the rules. As a doctor, he used his charm and influence to enrich his family and get away with his first murder. But when WWII reached Paris, a deadly new scheme began to brew... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/2039m 54s

“The Acid Bath Murderer” Pt. 2: John George Haigh

His first murder in 1944 had gone exactly as planned: the body had dissolved in acid, and he was sure no one would ever find out what he had done. So, with that in mind, John George Haigh set about repeating the process again, and again—always chasing the next big score. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/05/2046m 59s

“The Acid Bath Murderer” Pt. 1: John George Haigh

Born in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century, John George Haigh rebelled against his hyper-religious upbringing and opted for a life of crime. He didn't see the point in earning an honest living when he could con others out of theirs. But Haigh soon realized that he needed a way to swindle people and make sure they stayed silent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/2042m 9s

“The Cleveland Strangler” Pt. 2: Anthony Sowell

As his living conditions deteriorated in the late 2000's, so did Anthony Sowell’s state of mind. Investigators were horrified when they finally searched his Cleveland home and found the corpses of his victims decaying in nearly every room. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/2045m 38s

“The Cleveland Strangler” Pt. 1: Anthony Sowell

Plagued by addiction, Anthony Sowell killed 11 women between May 2007 and September of 2009. As his abuse became worse, so did his living conditions. Eventually Sowell was almost a total recluse, kept company only by the rotting bodies he kept in his home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/2040m 53s

“The Slave Master” Pt. 2: John Edward Robinson

By 1984, after a lifetime spent breaking the law and facing few consequences, John Edward Robinson had finally crossed the line into cold-blooded murder. Having gotten away with it before, he decided that nothing was stopping him from doing it again, and again... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/05/2047m 33s

“The Slave Master” Pt. 1: John Edward Robinson

As a child growing up in Illinois in the 1940s and ‘50s, John Edward Robinson was obsessed with figures from the criminal underworld. When he was grown and married, he began conning his way into jobs he wasn't qualified for. It wasn't long before his scheming ways took a decidedly dark turn... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/2046m 7s

“The Meanest Man in America” Pt. 2: Donald Henry Gaskins

In the late 1960s, Donald Henry Gaskins found himself consumed by a ravenous rage. He began stalking the highways of South Carolina, searching for victims. Eventually, he became so violent that even a maximum security prison couldn't stop him from killing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/2050m 37s

“The Meanest Man in America” Pt. 1: Donald Henry Gaskins

Between 1953 and 1982, Donald Henry “Pee Wee” Gaskins murdered at least 14 people, and claimed to have killed over 100. Gaskins began his crime spree early, and went from a young burglar and car thief in South Carolina to one of the most brutal serial murderers in U.S. history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/2049m 9s

“The Gainesville Ripper” Pt. 2: Danny Rolling

In 1989, Danny Rolling had already gotten away with a shocking triple murder. As he tried to stay ahead of the Shreveport cops, he made his way to Gainesville, where he set about terrorizing the University of Florida Campus as the “Gainesville Ripper.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/2043m 21s

“The Gainesville Ripper” Pt. 1: Danny Rolling

It's likely that an abusive, loveless upbringing in the 1960s and ‘70s shaped Danny Rolling’s troubling violent sexual fantasies. After a young life of petty crime in Louisiana and Georgia, one incident set Danny off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/2040m 41s

“The Scorecard Killer” Pt. 2: Randy Steven Kraft

We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Serial Killers today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. For more than a decade, Randy Steven Kraft preyed upon vulnerable young Californian men—torturing, dismembering, and murdering dozens. His killings were made all the worse by the blasé approach authorities took to his case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/2045m 18s

“The Scorecard Killer” Pt. 1: Randy Steven Kraft

We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Serial Killers today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. From 1972 to 1983, the gay community of Southern California was plagued by a vicious killer. His name was Randy Steven Kraft, and he would later become known for the morbid murder "scorecard" that he kept beneath his car rug. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/2038m 53s

“The Most Prolific” Pt. 2: Samuel Little

By the 1990s, he had spent twenty years murdering dozens of women across the United States. Decades after his crimes, Samuel Little was finally brought to justice—and soon revealed to have one of the highest victim counts of all time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/2047m 35s

“The Most Prolific” Pt. 1: Samuel Little

In 2018, he was serving a life sentence for the murders of three women in California—when he confessed to another. Then, another and another. Soon, Samuel Little had confessed to 93 murders across the U.S. over a period of 30 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/04/2044m 8s

The Axeman of New Orleans Pt. 2

After a 7-month hiatus between 1918 and 1919, the Axeman jumped back into his killing spree. City officials tried to track down the mysterious killer, but their hunt led to nothing but dead ends and wrongful convictions. To this day, the Axeman's true identity remains unknown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/04/2046m 53s

The Axeman of New Orleans Pt. 1

While the U.S. was wrapped up in the final days of World War I, New Orleans was facing an enemy right in their own backyard. In the early 20th century, a wave of fear rolled through Crescent City as a mysterious man began axing people in the dead of night while they were fast asleep. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/2045m 15s

“The Golden State Killer” Pt. 2: Joseph DeAngelo

As Joseph James DeAngelo's crimes escalated from robbery to murder during the 1980s, he terrified the state of California. Despite the best efforts of authorities, he eluded capture for decades. But he couldn't run forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/03/2039m 12s

“The Golden State Killer” Pt. 1: Joseph DeAngelo

His crimes earned him the moniker of the “Visalia Ransacker” and the “East Area Rapist.” But Joseph James DeAngelo would become most notorious for his final nickname, the “Golden State Killer.” Between 1974 and 1986, DeAngelo committed untold atrocities, all while leading a seemingly average life as a husband and small town cop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/2039m 41s

“The Boxcar Killer” Robert Joseph Silvera Jr.

He was a freight hopper who rode the rails of the western United States for over a decade. Robert Joseph Silvera Jr. was responsible for more than 30 slayings in that time, most of his victims being fellow transients—earning him the nickname, “The Boxcar Killer.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/03/2043m 17s

False Confessions: Henry Lee Lucas

In the mid-1980s, serial killer Henry Lee Lucas confessed to nearly 600 murders. While most of those confessions were subsequently disproven, his case led to larger questions about United States interrogation methods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/2047m 56s

“The Lust Killer” Pt. 2: Jerry Brudos

In many ways, Jerry Brudos wasn't in it for the kill—he was in it for the body. Between 1968 and 1969, he dressed his victims up and posed them, like living dolls. After killing them, he continued to defile and manipulate the bodies, keeping trophies for himself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/03/2050m 15s

“The Lust Killer” Pt 1: Jerry Brudos

He developed an obsession with women's clothing from a young age—a fetish which would eventually turn violent. As a teenager, Jerry Brudos started attacking young women… just to steal their shoes. But when footwear wasn't enough to satiate his desires, Brudos graduated from thief to kidnapper. And eventually, murderer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/2046m 55s

The Zodiac Killer Pt. 2

Following the string of brutal murders throughout the 1960s, the masked man known as the Zodiac Killer continued to write letters to the press and police, taunting them for their inability to catch him. Fifty years later, there is still no confirmed suspect as to the identity of the murderer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/2044m 45s

The Zodiac Killer Pt. 1

In the summer of 1969, newspapers in San Francisco began receiving coded letters from a man who would come to identify himself as "the Zodiac." The killer confessed to a string of brutal murders and would go on to terrorize the Bay area into the early 1970s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/2039m 40s

“H.H. Holmes” Pt. 2: Herman Webster Mudgett

Between 1891 and 1895, H.H. Holmes embarked on a vicious killing spree across the United States, terrorizing an entire nation in the process. No one knows exactly how many murders he committed. He confessed to twenty-seven, but only nine were confirmed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/2049m 21s

“H.H. Holmes” Pt. 1: Herman Webster Mudgett

He was the master of the infamous “Murder Mansion,” and often cited as America’s first serial killer. H.H. Holmes began his career as a con artist in Chicago, taking advantage of anyone he could between 1886 and 1894—all the while hiding his darkest motives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/2046m 37s

“The Campus Killer” Pt. 2: Ted Bundy

In 1974, Ted Bundy embarked on a murderous roadtrip across America committing dozens of murders from Colorado to as far as Florida. But after two prison escapes, and multiple trials, Bundy was far from finished. In 1979, he captivated the entire country by representing himself in the first televised murder trial in U.S. history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/2056m 8s

“The Campus Killer” Pt. 1: Ted Bundy

He’s one of the most notorious serial killers of the 20th century, murdering dozens of young women on a bloody rampage across America that spanned four years. But Ted Bundy’s metamorphosis as a killer began during childhood—long before his first murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/2054m 5s

“The Lambeth Poisoner” Thomas Neill Cream

In the late 1800s, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream was the go-to doctor for Chicago's Red Light District. The women, who grew to trust, admire, and even fall in love with Dr. Cream, would soon become victims of his quiet-but-deadly poisonings.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/2048m 5s

“The Classified Ad Rapist” Pt. 2: Bobby Joe Long

In 1984, Bobby Joe Long terrorized Tampa—sexually assaulting and murdering women with alarming frequency. But one 17-year-old girl escaped his clutches, living to see him brought to justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/2044m 3s

“The Classified Ad Rapist” Pt. 1: Bobby Joe Long

Bobby Joe Long was responsible for the murder of at least 9 Tampa women. Born in 1953, his early life was milestoned by several serious head injuries including a motorcycle accident which would leave him forever changed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/2036m 9s

“The Gorilla Man” Pt. 2: Earle Leonard Nelson

From 1926-1928, Earle Nelson would roam across North America strangling unsuspecting land ladies. By the end of his rampage, he will kill at least 22 people, a record that would not be broken for another 50 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/2050m 18s

“The Gorilla Man” Pt. 1: Earle Leonard Nelson

Reputed to have abnormally long arms and unusually large hands, Earle Leonard Nelson roamed the United States and Canada, strangling unsuspecting landladies in their own homes during the 1920s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/01/2043m 19s

Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

While on probation after an early release from prison in March of 1990, Jeffrey Dahmer continued his wave of sadistic violence. A chance event would finally lead to his arrest, and a media spectacle would bring Dahmer to the masses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/12/1956m 20s

Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 2

It was a murderous rampage that could have possibly been prevented. Although Jeffrey Dahmer failed numerous times to turn his life around, his multi-year killing spree also went ignored by his family, neighbors, sentencing judges, and court-appointed therapists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/12/1947m 2s

Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 1

He was one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century, murdering 17 young men between 1978 and 1991 through a variety of cruel and unusual methods. But how did Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the era's most monstrous killers, get his start?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/12/1943m 42s

David Joseph Carpenter

At least 10 people lost their lives at the hands of David Joseph Carpenter between 1979 and 1981. His infamous attacks at popular hiking spots in the San Francisco area and earned him the nickname, "The Trailside Killer." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/1939m 42s

Archibald Thomson Hall Pt. 2

Archibald Hall carried out his murderous rampage across the U.K. in 1977 and 1978, killing five people in search of notoriety and wealth. As his clients would soon find out, their affable butler was not all he seemed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/1948m 38s

Archibald Thomson Hall Pt. 1

Obsessed with breaking into the upper crust of society, Archibald Hall would go to any lengths to do so. Between 1977 and 1978, Hall killed five people across the United Kingdom. Each victim was killed a different way, but he knew all of them personally.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/1949m 55s

The Servant Girl Annihilator Pt. 2

On Christmas Eve 1885, Austin, Texas was again the site of multiple, grisly slayings. Only this time, the victims were not African-American women. They were prominent white women. Did the Annihilator Killer change his M.O. or were there now two serial killers loose in the streets of Austin?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/11/1941m 51s

The Servant Girl Annihilator Pt. 1

In 1884, Austin, Texas was shaken to its core when one of America's first serial killers committed a series of gruesome murders in its streets. The killer targeted African American women who worked as servants in the city's wealthier areas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/1941m 4s

Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 2

Between 2007 and 2016, Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed elderly residents of the long-term care home where she worked as a night nurse. By the time of her capture, she was one of the most prolific killers in Canadian history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/1947m 31s

Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 1

Born in Canada in 1967, Elizabeth Wettlaufer struggled to accept her sexuality due to her deeply religious and conservative parents. As the years went on, the frustration and guilt of hiding her identity began to build, until eventually, she snapped. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/1946m 59s

Dana Sue Gray Pt. 2

In early 1994, Dana Sue Gray went on a month-long rampage that claimed the lives of several elderly ladies of Canyon Lake, California. Mixing murder with greed, she would go on extravagant shopping sprees using the credit cards of her victims. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/1947m 16s

Dana Sue Gray Pt. 1

Growing up in Southern California in the 50s and 60s, Dana Sue Gray developed a troubling childhood petulance, which would ultimately evolve into a homicidal greed. Explore the circumstances leading up to her first murder, and the terror she inflicted on the gated community of Canyon Lake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/1947m 30s

“The Vampire of Sacramento” Pt. 2: Richard Trenton Chase

1977 proved to be a turning point for 27-year-old Richard Chase. Killing dogs and rabbits for their blood just wasn’t enough anymore. Only people would suffice, and a half-dozen of his neighbors would soon fall prey to his vampiric appetite.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/1952m 9s

“The Vampire of Sacramento” Pt. 1: Richard Trenton Chase

He was a strange child—messy, disorganized and prone to random outbursts. As Richard Chase neared his 20s, things got worse… much worse. He convinced himself he needed to drink blood to stay alive.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/1947m 36s

“The Lady Killer” Pt. 2 - Neville Heath

In 1946, British ex-pilot Neville Heath had lost everything. His wife left him and he had been dismissed from the airforce. He reacted to his string of failures by spiraling downward. He began suffering from blackouts, and started to become violent. Sadly, two young women would eventually fall victim to his uncontrollable rage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/1949m 24s

“The Lady Killer” - Neville Heath

Born on June 6th, 1917, Neville Heath would grow up to be one of the most devious killers England had ever known. He developed a talent for deception early on, and used his looks and charm to fraudulently climb the social ladder. But eventually his lies started catching up with him, and he showed the world his inner dark side. Sponsors! Care/of - For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter SERIALKILLERS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/1958m 20s

“The Vienna Strangler” Pt. 2 - Jack Unterweger

In the early 1970s, Jack Unterweger was sentenced to an Austrian prison for life after he murdered a young woman. While in prison, he transformed himself into a well-respected author. With Austria’s elite convinced that he was rehabilitated, he was released. But Jack wasn’t rehabilitated, he was simply buying his time to kill again. Sponsors! Zola - Go to Zola.com/KILLERS to build your free wedding website and get $50 toward your registry! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/1957m 5s

“The Vienna Strangler” - Jack Unterweger

In the early 1970s, Jack Unterweger was sentenced to an Austrian prison for life after he murdered a young woman. While in prison, he transformed himself into a well-respected author. With Austria’s elite convinced that he was rehabilitated, he was released. But Jack wasn’t rehabilitated, he was simply buying his time to kill again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/1953m 26s

“The Kindly Killer” Pt. 2 - Dennis Nilsen

With the start of the 1980s, British serial killer Dennis Nilsen was just hitting his stride. His twisted desire for companionship had spiraled out of control, launching him on a prolific killing spree that ended in the murder of a dozen young men and boys in just two years. But as Nilsen struggled to find room for his rotting lovers in the cramped space of his London flat, he would resort to desperate, gruesome measures that would put investigators hot on his trail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/1950m 3s

“The Kindly Killer” - Dennis Nilsen

A hot meal, a stiff drink, or simple companionship. These are the tools Dennis Nilsen would use to lure victims back to his apartment in the late 70s and early 80s. Driven by loneliness, he keep the corpses of his victims, and even sit them down across the dinner table as he ate. Nilsen would claim at least a dozen victims this way, making him one of the most prolific killers in the UK. Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we take on the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley! Search for The Dark Side Of on Spotify today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/1946m 10s

“Arsenic Anna” Pt. 2 - Anna Marie Hahn

Five years into her killing spree, a team of financial detectives started to catch wind of Anna Marie Hahn’s dealings. With at least five confirmed victims by 1937, she showed no signs of stopping. Upon her arrest, police would discover a large cache of arsenic and various poisons. Sponsors! Mindhunter - Now Streaming, Only on Netflix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/08/1959m 39s

“Arsenic Anna” - Anna Marie Hahn

In 1932, at the age of 26, Anna Marie Hahn came up with a morbid get rich quick scheme...murder. The German native would offer her services as a live-in caretaker for elderly men in Cincinnati, and used her expertise in poisons to get rid of her clients while claiming their life insurance. Sponsors! Embrace Pet Insurance - Get your FREE quote at EmbracePetInsurance.com/KILLERS RIGHT NOW! Ring Neighbors -  If you want to see what’s going on in your neighborhood, go to Ring.com/SERIAL to download from the Apple or Android app stores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/1952m 40s

“The Toy-Box Killer” Pt. 2 - David Parker Ray

By 1986, David Parker Ray was 46 years old, and had been abducting, raping, torturing, and killing women throughout the American Southwest for over 30 years. He would continue his reign of terror well into 1999, when one of his final victims would defy the odds and escape his torture, in horrific and dramatic fashion. Sponsors! Ring - Get a special offer on a Ring Starter Kit available right now at Ring.com/SerialKillers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/08/1953m 5s
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