Dark Downeast

Dark Downeast

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Dark Downeast: Maine and New England's True Crime Podcast digs into the decades-old and modern day cases that prickle the history of Vacationland and beyond – the unsolved homicides, undetermined deaths, unexplained disappearances and other dark stories of New England. Investigative journalist and storyteller Kylie Low gets straight to the story with a mix of narrated episodes and documentary style production featuring interviews with surviving family and friends and insight on the investigations from detectives and sources who know these cases best. This is heart-centered, ethical true crime, bringing light to stories you’re not hearing on other podcasts. It is Dark Downeast's mission to honor the legacy of the humans at the heart of each story and bring new attention to the cases still awaiting justice.

Episodes

The Murder of Denise Hart (Vermont)

Whenever Denise Lynette Hart was away from her young son, she called home every day, multiple times a day to check on him. But then one January night in 2015 those calls stopped. When Denise's family tried to report her missing, they got the runaround, and no one would know where Denise was until almost a year later when the missing persons case became a homicide investigation.If you have any information relating to the disappearance and murder of Denise Hart, please contact Vermont State Police. Tips can be submitted anonymously via this form or by texting keyword VTIPS to 274637. You can also call the St. Albans State Police Barracks at (802) 773-9101. View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/denisehart Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
18/07/2439m 45s

The Infamous Case of Daniel LaPlante (Massachusetts)

For months, Frank Bowen's daughters complained of strange noises and odd happenings in their Pepperell, Massachusetts home. Frank was sure it was just their imaginations, until an intruder took the entire family hostage one night in December of 1986. When the suspect was released on bail, he was free to commit even more crimes, eventually escalating to murder.View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/daniellaplante Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
11/07/2448m 28s

The Murder of John Donaldson (Massachusetts)

It’s been more than 45 years since John Donaldson was killed while sitting in his parked car just yards away from the safety of his own home in Harvard, Massachusetts. It took years for investigators to build a case and arrest a suspect, but it would all prove to be a distraction from the truth. Now, Johnny’s siblings are taking up their little brother’s case one last time in hopes of finally uncovering the answers they deserve. If you have information about the 1979 murder of John Donaldson, please contact the Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County D.A.’s office at 508-453-7589 or WorcesterDAunresolved@mass.gov.View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/johndonaldson Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
27/06/2441m 30s

The Suspicious Death of Philip Wendel Boyce (Maine)

During the winter of 1941, the death of Philip Wendel Boyce found in a downtown Portland, Maine alleyway left investigators divided by two very different theories: Was it an accident or was it murder? Every once in a while, I like to go way, way back and unearth cases that might otherwise be lost with time. Given its age and the circumstances you’re about to hear, it’s unlikely that any investigative resources will be devoted to this case ever again… But that’s exactly the kind of story that deserves to be told.  View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/philipwendelboyceDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
20/06/2433m 24s

The Murders of Audrey Lynn Harris, Christine Dumont, & Stacie Goulet (Rhode Island)

During a nearly 18-month span beginning the winter of 2003, Audrey Lynn Harris, Christine Dumont, and Stacie Goulet disappeared without a trace from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, leaving their families and investigators searching for answers. It wasn’t until detectives received an anonymous voicemail that the pieces finally came together in what would later be referred to as one of the most horrific homicide cases in the city’s history.View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/audreylynnharrischristinedumontandstaciegoulet Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
13/06/2436m 21s

The Murder of Shari Lynn Roth (New Hampshire)

When Shari Lynn Roth left her apartment in North Conway, New Hampshire for a short afternoon hike to one of her favorite spots among the White Mountain National Forest, what should’ve been a peaceful retreat turned into a fateful encounter with a still unknown predator. Several theories have been floated since that August afternoon in 1977, but none have proven to be the truth about what happened more than four decades ago. If you have information about the murder of Shari Lynn Roth, or about the cases of Jaclyn Snyder and Catherine Millican also discussed in this episode, please contact the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit at (603) 271-2663, by email coldcaseunit@dos.nh.gov, or leave a tip via the form.Don't forget to check out this week's episode of Park Predators  where Delia D'Ambra  covers another case from from New Hampshire! View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/sharilynnroth Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
06/06/2433m 43s

The Murder of Sarah Hunter (Vermont)

Sarah Hunter was only 15 minutes late for work when her coworker called police to report her missing, but despite his swift action, Sarah’s case would go cold and stay that way for years. Decades later, an individual known to the case from the earliest days of the investigation became a prime suspect and advanced DNA testing even led to an arrest. Yet Sarah’s murder still awaits a conclusion to this day after almost 40 years. If you have any information relating to the unsolved homicide of Sarah Hunter, please contact Captain Scott Dunlap of the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit. His email is scott.dunlap@vermont.gov. You can also submit an anonymous tip at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit, or text VTIPS to 274637.  View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/sarahhunter Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
30/05/2436m 39s

The Disappearance of April Dawn Pennington (Connecticut)

When a 15-year-old girl snuck out of her bedroom window one night in May of 1996, it was like she vanished right into thin air with no leads. Years later unsealed court documents revealed that police had a theory and a suspect from the earliest days of the case, but it would take over a decade to build a case strong enough for an arrest. View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/aprildawnpennington Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case 
23/05/2438m 4s

The Murder of Ada Bean (Massachusetts)

In a one month span during the winter of 1969, the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts was set on edge after two violent attacks on women while they slept in their beds challenged the very sense of safety residents thought they had in their own homes. Nearly 50 years later, one of those cases was finally solved, but the second, very similar homicide is still waiting for answers. The case file for the homicide of Ada Bean shows that the investigation uncovered numerous leads and tons of evidence at the time, but none of it led to an arrest. After more than five decades, this story is long overdue for an ending.Anyone with information relating to the unsolved homicide of Ada Bean can contact the Massachusetts State Police detective assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office Cold Case Unit at (781) 897-6600.I also invite you to contact the District Attorney’s Office and ask about the status of Ada Bean’s case. Copy and paste the message below into the contact form here.District Attorney Marian Ryan, I am writing to request an update on the investigation into the 1969 homicide of Ada Bean in Cambridge. Specifically, I’d like to ask about any ongoing or forthcoming DNA testing, Y-STR analysis, or genetic genealogy efforts concerning evidence recovered at the scene and other recent investigative efforts. Your prompt attention to this matter is greatly appreciated, and I eagerly anticipate your response. Thank you. View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/adabeanDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
16/05/2444m 42s

NEW SEASON: CounterClock Season 6

Since the release of CounterClock Season 1, Delia has received hundreds of requests from families of victims of violent crime. In November 2022, one message in her inbox stood out from the rest. It was from a middle-aged woman asking for Delia's help investigating the mysterious death of her 27-year-old brother from 1991. The message stood out for one big reason. The man's mangled body was found in an all-too familiar place to Delia. Eastern North Carolina.Thirty-three years after Douglas Wagg, Jr. turned up on a lone stretch of railroad tracks in the middle of the night in rural Martin County and over a year since Delia took on the case the scope of what was really going on in the area during the 1990's has come into view. Who was Doug? How did he end up so far from home? Who was he last seen with? Was the train really what killed him? Why was his case never investigated?The journey to find the answers to those questions has revealed a web of small town secrets that feel like fiction, except they're not. Over the course of the Season 6 investigation Delia has interviewed more than 45 people, spoken with convicted murderers in prison, and traced the origins of a disturbing pattern of behavior within local law enforcement that may have resulted in a decades-long cover up of multiple deaths. The investigation into what happened to Doug Wagg appears to be just the tip of a very large, very complicated iceberg that someone has worked hard to keep hidden for more than three decades. For even more time with CounterClock, follow us on social media.Instagram: @counterclockpodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CounterClockPod | @audiochuckFacebook: /CounterClockPodcast | /audiochuckllc
10/05/245m 31s

The Murders of Malcolm, Elizabeth, and Page Jennings Part 2 (New Hampshire)

When investigators in Alachua County, Florida discovered the remains of two people among the charred ruins of a burned down shack and a letter in a nearby car that seemed to explain the entire scene, police in two states thought they were on the brink of closing a multiple murder case that started all the way north in New Hampshire. But as experts attempted to identify the two people found in that shack, doubt started to poke glaring holes in the case.If you haven’t already, go back one episode and listen to Part 1 of this series. You’ll want to hear where this case all began in Jackson, New Hampshire. The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., ET. Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), text "HelpLine" to 62640 or email at helpline@nami.orgNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 / For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis: 1-888-628-9454 View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/malcolmelizabethandpagejenningspart2 Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
09/05/2447m 48s

The Murders of Malcolm, Elizabeth, and Page Jennings Part 1 (New Hampshire)

When a fire destroyed the home of respected local innkeepers, leaving it in ruins and revealing the horrifying aftermath of a double murder, the close-knit community of Jackson, New Hampshire faced an unthinkable tragedy. As detectives looked into the lives of the victims, they discovered years of conflict caused by the older man their daughter had fallen in love with.This story begins in New England, but it ends almost 1500 miles away in Florida with two more deaths. But did it really end? Doubts lingered among some of the original investigators, casting skepticism over the closure of the case and the true fate of the suspect. This is part 1 of 2. The Murders of Malcolm, Elizabeth, and Page Jennings, Part 2 will be released on May 9, 2024. The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., ET. Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), text "HelpLine" to 62640 or email at helpline@nami.org National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255  Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis: 1-888-628-9454 -  For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255  View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/malcolmelizabethandpagejenningspart1Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
02/05/2441m 44s

The Murders of George and Catherine Peacock (Vermont)

When an elderly couple was found murdered inside their Danby, Vermont home in the fall of 1989, it had residents of the small town looking over their shoulders and double-checking their door locks at night.  State Police identified a suspect early on in the investigation, but the evidence they had against this person was largely circumstantial, and the physical evidence, a single drop of blood, wasn’t enough to point to a suspect. And so, the double murder sat unsolved for over thirty years until 2020, when the case was reopened with the hope that new forensic DNA analysis could finally shine a light on long-concealed answers.This episode is released in collaboration with Season of Justice in recognition of National DNA Day. You can Text DARK to 53555 to support Season of Justice today. Together, we can solve cold cases.  View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/georgecatherinepeacockDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
25/04/2440m 56s

The Suspicious Death of Christine Cole (Rhode Island)

When a 10-year-old girl didn’t come back from a quick trip to the store on a cold January night in 1988, her family and the Pawtucket, Rhode Island community searching for her feared the worst. Then weeks later when her body was found miles away, those fears were confirmed… and the questions just started stacking up.What happened to Christine Cole? Investigators have considered multiple persons of interest and suspects over the last 30-plus years and even made an arrest, but the evidence crumbled as allegations of misconduct rose to the surface.If you have any information about the 1988 unsolved case of Christine Cole in Pawtucket, Rhode Island or the 1988 unsolved murder of Michelle Norris in Central Falls, Rhode Island, please call 1-877-RI-SOLVE. View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/christinecole Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
18/04/2445m 30s

The Murder of Rita St. Peter (Maine)

On the night of July 4, 1980, an evening of celebrations in the rural town of Anson, Maine ended in the murder investigation of a young local mother. Tire tracks at the scene raised suspicion and rumor, but despite the evidence and apparent confidence of investigators, years passed without any movement in the case. By the time it went to trial, Rita St. Peter’s case would be the longest standing unsolved homicide in the state of Maine. Yet the person believed to be responsible for her violent death had been at the top of the suspect list from the very first day of the investigation. This story is proof that even decades later, cold cases can be solved.View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/ritastpeter Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
11/04/2440m 38s

The Suspicious Death of Ashley Turniak (Massachusetts)

16-year-old Ashley Turniak died on the side of the highway in Massachusetts during a busy weekday morning commute. Was it a terrible accident or an intentional act? Despite the numerous drivers passing by who likely witnessed the final moments of her life, more than 25 years later investigators are still trying to determine what exactly happened to the teenage girl, and who, if anyone, is responsible. If you have information that could help investigators continue their work on Ashley’s case, please call the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit at 413-505-5993. View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/ashleyturniak Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
04/04/2432m 17s

The Murder of Rhonda & Cor’an Johnson (Connecticut)

When a young mother and her 6-month-old son were found dead in their car one September night in 1996, no one could fathom the senselessness of ending two young lives with still so much ahead of them. Who would have the motive to kill a mother and her baby? Despite the suspicion that continues to surround an individual connected to the little boy, police in Stamford, Connecticut are still struggling to build a case against anyone almost 30 years later.If you have information about the homicides of Rhonda and Cor’an Johnson, please contact the Connecticut Cold Case tip line toll-free at 1-866-623-8058.View source material and photos for this episode at: darkdowneast.com/rhondacoranjohnson View source material and photos for this episode atFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
28/03/2436m 5s

The Disappearance of Ralph Robbins (Massachusetts)

When Ralph Robbins went missing in 1993, his disappearance seemed to be forgotten almost as soon as it was reported. Now over 30 years later, his daughter is searching for answers, but more than anything, she wants closure. If you have any information about the 1993 disappearance of Ralph “Roby” Robbins, please contact Massachusetts State Police Lt. Ann Marie Robertson at (508) 961-1918. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/ralphrobbins Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
21/03/2430m 44s

The Murder of Amon Jamiel (Rhode Island)

In March of 1978, the small town of Warren, Rhode Island was sent into a tailspin after a well-known member of their community was shot to death just days after his business burned to the ground. Who would have it out for a man so beloved? The deeper you dig into this unsolved case, the murkier it gets. If you have any information about the unsolved homicide of Amon Jamiel, please contact the Cold Case Rhode Island tip line at 1-877-RI-SOLVE. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/amonjamiel Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
14/03/2443m 52s

The Disappearance of Regina Brown (Connecticut)

Nearly four decades after a Connecticut flight attendant and mother disappeared without a trace, investigators don’t seem any closer to solving the mystery. But ask anyone who knows anything about Regina Brown’s life, and they’ll tell you exactly what they believe happened and who they feel is responsible for her disappearance…If only they had the evidence to prove it. If you have information relating to the 1987 disappearance of Regina Brown, please contact the Newtown Police Department at (203) 270-4237 or the anonymous tip line at (203) 270-8888. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/reginabrownDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
29/02/2447m 40s

The Murder of Patricia Scoville (Vermont)

On a crisp fall day in October of 1991, Patricia Scoville set out for a bike ride on the scenic Moss Glen Falls trails in Stowe, Vermont. When she hadn’t returned home more than two days later, Patty’s roommate reported her missing, triggering a search and rescue effort that soon morphed into a homicide investigation. The case that unfolded baffled investigators for almost two decades, but the person responsible for Patricia’s death could only hide for so long. Thanks to efforts by Patty’s parents, police got a new investigative tool that would lead them right to the killer’s doorstep. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/patriciascoville Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
22/02/2437m 56s

The Murder of Roberta "Bobbie" Miller (New Hampshire)

When 54-year-old Bobbie Miller and her dog were found dead in their Gilford, New Hampshire home one November afternoon in 2010, it didn’t take long for the public to point the finger at her former husband. The circumstances might be convincing, but over a decade later, no one has been arrested for Bobbie’s murder. Her family waits alongside so many others for closure in her unsolved homicide. If you have information about the 2010 unsolved homicide of Roberta “Bobbie” Miller, please contact the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit at (603) 271-2663 or email coldcaseunit@dos.nh.gov. You can also leave a tip via the NH Cold Case tip form: https://business.nh.gov/ColdCaseTips/Tip.aspx. There is a $55,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Bobbie Miller’s killer.  View source material and photos for this episode at https://darkdowneast.com/robertabobbiemiller/ Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
15/02/2441m 36s

The Disappearance of John Lango (Pennsylvania)

On January 1, 1988, 17-year-old John Lango walked out the front door of his home in Pottsville, Pennsylvania never to return. He was treated as a runaway, but now more than three decades later, all signs indicate John never meant to disappear on his own. John Lango’s case unfolded just outside the boundaries of New England. However, Dark Downeast is sharing this mini episode alongside other audiochuck shows to bring attention to unsolved missing persons cases in honor of National Missing Persons Day. John Lango’s case remains open and active with the Pottsville Police Department. If you have any information relating to his disappearance, please contact Pottsville PD at (570) 622-1234.  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/johnlango Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case 
08/02/2416m 48s

The Disappearance of Audrey Groat (Vermont)

It has been more than three decades since the day 41-year-old Audrey Groat left her Northfield, Vermont home supposedly for an afternoon of shopping only to vanish without a trace. The initial search for the missing mother had just a few details to go on, but not even those details can really be trusted. The most important question still lingers: What really happened on that August afternoon in 1993? If you have any information relating to the disappearance of Audrey Groat, please contact Vermont State Police Lieutenant John MacCallum at John.MacCallum@vermont.gov or you can submit an anonymous tip by texting VTIPS to 274637. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/audreygroat Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
08/02/2442m 14s

The Victims of the Hitch-Hike Murderer (Massachusetts)

On a chilly December night in 1972 just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, what might have been just a routine traffic stop took an unexpected turn when two police officers trailed a mysterious man in a dark Cadillac and their pursuit spiraled into a high-speed chase and a shoot out. When officers finally caught up to the vehicle and apprehended the driver, the past four months of fear and torment through the greater Boston area would finally come to an end. These are the stories of Kathleen Randall, Deborah Rae Stevens, Ellen Reich, Sandra Ehramjian, Damaris “Synge” Gillispie and Ruth Hamilton. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/hitchhikemurderer Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
01/02/2445m 4s

The Murder of Gwendolyn Taylor (Massachusetts)

On the night Gwendolyn Taylor was attacked just outside her apartment building in Dorchester, Massachusetts, witnesses watched helplessly as an unknown man grabbed the 18-year old, demanded money, and told everyone within earshot not to call the police. When her body was discovered hours later, those same witnesses found themselves at the heart of the investigation. Their recollections of the man they saw that night pointed authorities to a suspect, and blood evidence left no room for doubt: Thomas Rosa Jr. was their guy. But no matter how self-confident, it’s possible investigators got it wrong, and Thomas Rosa Jr. is fighting to prove it. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/gwendolyntaylor Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
25/01/2442m 22s

The Suspicious Death of Barbara Ann Ripley (Maine)

It was early afternoon of September 29, 1971 and 11-year old Barbara Ann Ripley should’ve been getting off the bus at home in North Yarmouth, Maine like she did every Wednesday. When she didn’t walk through the front door on schedule, her mother went looking for Barbara in what she thought was the most likely of places. But Barbara wasn’t there, and not even an extensive days-long search effort would uncover any trace of the little girl. Over a decade passed before the community and the Ripley family got answers, but it seemed a self-proclaimed psychic had tried to tip investigators off years before she was finally discovered. Despite the status of her case, one critical question still lingers: What really happened to Barbara? View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/barbaraannripley Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
18/01/2451m 52s

The Disappearance of Nadine Mendonça (Massachusetts)

When 25-year old Nadine Mendonça went to her favorite hang out in downtown Fall River, Massachusetts for a casual night out, neither she nor her family could’ve expected it would end the way it did. To this day, Nadine’s family is still trying to figure out exactly what happened that July night in 1991, and after over 30 years, where exactly Nadine could be now. If you have any information about the 1991 disappearance of Nadine Mendonça, please contact Massachusetts State Police Lt. Ann Marie Robertson at (508) 961-1918 or submit an anonymous tip by texting “Bristol” to 274-637. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/nadinemendonca Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
11/01/2438m 14s

The Murder of Matthew Margolies (Connecticut)

When 13-year old Matthew Margolies didn’t come home for supper on the night of August 31, 1984, police in Greenwich, Connecticut launched a full scale search scouring the Pemberwick woods and waters of the Byram River for any sign of the young fisherman.Despite numerous suspects and abundant evidence over the last 40 years, police have failed to make an arrest in this senseless crime that tossed the otherwise idyllic New England town into a state of chaos.The 1984 homicide of Matthew Margolies remains open and active. If you have any information relating to this case, please contact the Greenwich Police Tip line at 203-622-3333 or toll free at 800-372-1176. Tips may also be emailed to tips@greenwichct.org. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/matthewmargolies Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
04/01/2441m 28s

The Murder of Jon Pownall (Maine)

MAINE, 1973: Just months into production of a new and exciting project, film director Jon Pownall was found dead at his Monument Square office in Portland, Maine. Why would anyone want to kill him? As the investigation into his murder began, a motive for his death emerged, but the question of who was behind it all is one that still hasn’t been answered with a conviction 50 years later.Lynda Pownall-Carlson was only 16-years old when her father was killed. She’s on Dark Downeast to share her father’s story – all the complex and layered and shocking pieces of it – but most of all, she’s here to tell you the parts that were left out of the narrative back in 1973, the stories and memories that she holds onto all these years later. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/jonpownall Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case, email hello@darkdowneast.com 
25/09/2359m 27s

UPDATE: The Murders of David Nixon & Steven Ray Johnson (Maine)

A special update to this week’s episode, Murder on Goose Rocks Beach, covering the cases of David J. Nixon and Steven Ray Johnson. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/davidjnixon Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case, email hello@darkdowneast.com 
23/09/232m 53s

The Murders of David Nixon & Steven Ray Johnson (Maine)

MAINE, 1987: On the night of June 8, 1987, David Nixon had just hung up the phone with his father. He called back home to let his folks know that he was staying over at their family beach house in Kennebunkport, Maine for one more night. That phone call was the last contact David ever had with his family. Sometime after he put the phone back on the hook, David was killed just steps from the house on Goose Rocks Beach.The investigation into the murder of David J. Nixon would span the entire eastern seaboard and even extend into Canada before the suspect was finally apprehended. His time on the lam would result in a second violent homicide. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/davidjnixon Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
18/09/2338m 18s

The Murder of Jimmy Stone (Connecticut)

CONNECTICUT, 2018: On the night of May 18, 2018, 36-year old James “Jimmy” Stone Jr. was loading up his belongings from the trailer where he once lived on the Golden Hill Paugussett Reservation in Colchester, Connecticut to take them to his new apartment. Somehow, the mundane task of packing and moving became a deadly one. Jimmy never made it off the reservation alive.The investigation into the murder of Jimmy Stone is ongoing, and though Connecticut State Police continue to work diligently on his case, crucial details that could clear the fog over what happened on that remote stretch of road through a private, rural community still evade them.Jimmy’s family, including his sister Jenny Stone, are hopeful that somebody will come forward with the critical information that could piece together the events of that fateful night. Jenny is on Dark Downeast to share her big brother’s story. It’s the story of a man who triumphed over so much in his life only to have it end at the hands of a still unknown killer.Connecticut State Police have announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the death of Jimmy Stone. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at david.bennett@ct.gov, or call 860-465-5456. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/jimmystone Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
11/09/2333m 50s

The Murder of Patricia Moreno (Massachusetts)

MASSACHUSETTS, 1991: On July 20th, 1991, 17-year-old Patricia Moreno sat on the fire escape at her foster family’s apartment building. She often used the fire escape for solace – the apartment was crowded and hot and loud – but in the early morning hours of that scorching summer night, her place of respite became the scene of her murder.For over three decades, the mystery of Patricia's death persisted. The occupants of the apartment claimed to have heard gunshots but had no knowledge of the shooter's identity. Years later, the death of a family member and the surfacing of an eyewitness shed new light on the case, giving investigators hot leads in the long standing cold case. Now, 32 years later, Patrica Moreno finally has closure with the conviction of her killer.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/patriciamoreno Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
28/08/2333m 14s

The Disappearance of Ralph Jean-Marie (Vermont)

VERMONT, 2020: On April 15, 2020, 38-year old Ralph “Rizz” Jean-Marie was reported missing from a motel where he was living in Barre, Vermont. The story was that he up and left after an argument, leaving behind his personal belongings, never to be seen again.But from day one of the investigation, law enforcement had reason to believe the initial narrative of Ralph’s disappearance wasn’t anchored in the whole truth. The early investigation indicated that someone, or multiple someones, had a hand in his disappearance, but getting answers as to what really happened proved a challenge for local authorities.Family members and activists alike have been critical of law enforcement’s response to Ralph’s disappearance, and they continue to speak out today about the lack of progress in the three year long investigation. This case is layered, but it all stems from the biggest and most important question at the center of the case: Where is Ralph Jean-Marie?View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/ralphjeanmarie Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
21/08/2348m 35s

The Victims of the Last Call Killer (New York)

NEW YORK CITY, 1990s: On May 28, 2001, after an eight year long investigation spanning three states, New York police officers finally closed in on their target: a nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital. Advancements in fingerprinting technology had finally identified a suspect connected to garbage bags containing the remains of four men discarded on the side of the road in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. His name was Richard Westall Rogers Jr. AKA The Last Call Killer.In this follow-up episode to Frederic Alan Spencer's story, you'll hear the stories of Peter Stickney Anderson, Thomas Mulcahy, Anthony Edward Marrero, and Michael Sakara and how the suspect's past encounters with the law would ultimately play a crucial role in his capture, 28 years later.Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon GreenLast Call: When a Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York on HBO View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/lastcallkiller Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
14/08/2338m 14s

The Murder of Frederic Alan Spencer (Maine)

MAINE, 1973: In April of 1973, the vibrant college town of Orono, Maine was shattered by a shocking murder that sent tremors through the University of Maine community. The victim was Frederic Alan Spencer, a promising UMaine graduate student with a bright future ahead. When Frederic's roommate came forward and confessed to the killing, it seemed like an open and shut case.However, as the trial of Richard Westall Rogers Jr. unfolded, it was clear the case was far from simple. Despite his admission of guilt, the proceedings took a surprising turn. Nobody in that courtroom could have known at the time, but the unexpected decisions made in the case of Frederic Spencer would set in motion a chilling and deadly ripple effect that only grew with intensity and consequence over the next few decades.Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon GreenLast Call: When a Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York on HBO  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/fredericspencer Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
07/08/2327m 4s

The Murders of Laura Kempton & Tammy Little (New Hampshire)

PORTSMOUTH, 1981 & 1982: In just over a year span during the early 1980s in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the lives of two young women were ended by an assailant who broke into their apartments, violently attacked and beat them, and somehow managed to escape undetected, remaining anonymous for decades.Laura Kempton and Tammy Little’s murders have long been intertwined. As you’ll hear, the circumstances of their deaths and their lives are just too similar to ignore a possible connection, but now in 2023, their cases apparently diverge. The New Hampshire State’s Attorney’s Office announced that they have identified the person responsible for one of those homicides. Laura Kempton’s killer has finally been named.In a 25-page report and press conference, the details of the 40-plus year investigation into the murder of 23-year old Laura Kempton were revealed. Now the question on everyone’s lips: What’s next for the case of 20-year old Tammy Little?If you have information regarding this case, contact the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit at (603) 271-2663, coldcaseunit@dos.nh.gov, or leave a tip. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/laurakempton Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
31/07/2344m 24s

The Murder of Raymond "Butch" Weed (Maine)

MAINE, 2003: On the night of December 23, 2003, two friends dropping off Christmas gifts at the home of 40-year old Raymond “Butch” Weed were shocked to find that their friend, a well-known and beloved member of the Wilton, Maine community, was dead. Sometime between his regular visit to his favorite hangout in downtown Wilton and returning home just a quarter mile away on Main Street, an unknown assailant entered Butch’s home and stole his life.To this day, a suspect has never been apprehended, and Maine State Police have remained tightlipped about any details they’ve learned over the course of a nearly 20 year investigation. Butch’s family members hold out hope that they won’t have to wait much longer to know who killed their brother, and finally see justice handed down to the person or persons responsible.This case has been requested dozens of times by Dark Downeast listeners. The emails and DMs I’ve received over the last two years all spoke highly of the man at the center of the case, but a few of those messages also suggested that there might be more to the case than meets the eye. Wilton, Maine is a small town, and for such a high profile case to go unsolved this long, rumors are rampant.If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - South at (207) 624-7076 x9 or toll free at 1-800-452-4664. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/butchweed Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
10/07/2336m 47s

The Murder of Anita Piteau, The Huntington Beach Jane Doe (California)

On March 14, 1968, kids playing in the oil fields of Huntington Beach, California discovered the brutally beaten body of a young woman. Investigators scoured the scene for clues, finding shoe imprints, marks from tires, and a cigarette butt, but it had rained the night before and so any other evidence left behind had likely washed away.Police labeled the woman a Jane Doe and set out to investigate her identity and her death, but the woman found there would not have her name returned to her for more than half a century.Anita Louise Piteau, an Augusta, Maine local, finally came home after over 50 years, thanks to advancements in DNA technology.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/anitapiteau Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
03/07/2334m 33s

The Murder of Anne "Nancy" Payson Holt (Maine)

MAINE, 1976: Anne Payson Holt, better known as Nancy, was almost 80-years old, but not quite yet. Her milestone birthday and the fancy gala planned in her honor was still a few days away in early October of 1976, but Nancy never saw a day past 79.On October 5, 1976, the safety of her secluded Falmouth Foreside estate was violated by intruders seeking electronics. Before they fled the dirt drive of Thornhurst Road though, they stole more than a television. They stole Nancy’s life.Nancy’s granddaughter, Anne Fowler, is on Dark Downeast to tell her grandmother’s story. Anne gives a glimpse into the life of a woman from one of Portland, Maine’s most well-known families, she shares how her family navigated a very public investigation and trial, and offers her unique reflections on what she believes Nancy would’ve thought about her manner of death.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/annepaysonholt Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case 
26/06/2340m 6s

The Disappearance of Kristopher Bryan Lewis (Massachusetts)

BOSTON, 2014: On February 4, 2014, 13-year old Kristopher Bryan Lewis got off the school bus at his usual stop on the corner of West Selden and Morton Street in Boston, Massachusetts. He should've been home just a few minutes later around 5:30 p.m. but Kristopher never returned.Kristopher's mother Nina Cancel-Rodgers reported him missing that night. At first, police dismissed Nina’s concerns. The media turned her away. She and her family took matters into their own hands, making noise and bringing awareness to her young son’s disappearance. But nearly 10 years later, Nina is still waiting for her baby boy to come home.Nina gives a heart wrenching account of what it’s like to have a child go missing and the lasting impact it’s had on her life and the lives of her other children. She shares Kristopher's story hoping that people will start saying his name again, that they’ll know Kristopher’s face, and her greatest hope is that one day she’ll know where he is.If you have any information about the 2013 disappearance of Kristopher Bryan Lewis, please contact the Boston Police Department at 617-343-4687. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/kristopherbryanlewis Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
19/06/2328m 32s

The Murder of Louise Chaput (New Hampshire)

NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2001: It was late fall of 2001 and Louise Chaput was looking forward to her weekend plans of hiking the White Mountains with friends. But when those plans fell through, Louise, who was eager to return to the majestic White Mountains that she’d hiked before, decided to do the trip on her own.She arrived at the Pinkham Notch Visitors Center in New Hampshire on the afternoon of Thursday, November 15, 2001. Before checking into her camp lodgings for the night, she set out on a short hike to stretch her legs after the car ride. But she never returned to check in for her reservation at the lodge. Three days later, she hadn’t returned home to Quebec, either.For three days, searchers fought dangerously cold temperatures and deep snow looking for any clues that would lead to her whereabouts. Then, a week after Louise had set off on what was supposed to be a short hike, her body was located just 200 feet from a popular trailhead.Louise Chaput did not freeze to death or fall from a cliff or suffer some sort of accident. Louise Chaput was murdered, and her killer has never been found.If you have information regarding this case, contact the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit at (603) 271-2663, coldcaseunit@dos.nh.gov, or leave a tip. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/louisechaput Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case 
12/06/2325m 20s

The Murders Aboard the Herbert Fuller (Massachusetts)

ATLANTIC OCEAN, 1896: The chilled, windy air of the Atlantic Ocean surrounded the ship past midnight on July 14, 1896. Nine days into its voyage between Boston, Massachusetts and Rosario, Argentina, a single shriek rang out through the back cabin where the officers of the ship resided - the after house.A guest aboard the ship later found the bodies of Captain Charles Nash, his wife, Laura, and the second mate, August Blomberg.The next week on the Herbert Fuller was tense and full of suspicion. As the remaining crew returned to the closest port in Halifax, Nova Scotia, little was solved. Accusations flew. Who murdered Charles, Laura, and August? And why?This is the historic case of Charles Nash, Laura Ray Nash and August Blomberg.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/herbertfuller Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
05/06/2328m 19s

The Murder of Charlotte A. Dunn (Maine)

MAINE, 1971: The quiet of a dark late spring evening in Bangor, Maine was interrupted by frightened screams inside an Otis Street Apartment building. Though several residents would later report hearing the sounds of a woman in distress, no one called for help, no one picked up the phone to dial the police, and no one checked in on their downstairs neighbor, 84-year old Charlotte Dunn, until the next morning when help would be a lost cause.Police had a prime suspect for Charlotte Dunn’s murder from the very first day of the investigation, but they’d need to pull some crafty police work to secure the hard evidence against him. Crafty, or maybe questionable police work, depending on who you asked at the time.A rampant rumor mill, contentious evidence, and a slippery suspect made for a complicated investigation as Bangor Police worked jointly with the Maine State Police Homicide division on a case for the very first time. Charlotte Dunn would see justice, but not without a fight.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/charlottedunn Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
29/05/2343m 52s

Sylvia Baker (3 of Spades, Connecticut) from The Deck

Sylvia Baker, 28, went downstairs on July 17th, 1982 to take out the trash. Sylvia never returned to her apartment, where her two young kids were watching TV. When she was found the next day, nude and bound with pieces of her own clothing, her family remained in a state of shock as police worked to track down her killers. Over 40 years later, no one’s been held accountable for Sylvia’s murder, but a DNA match and other clues have investigators closer than ever to the truth.If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Connecticut Cold Case Unit at 1-866-623-8058.This is a special release episode from audiochuck's The Deck. Dark Downeast will return with a brand new episode on May 29, 2023.The Deck is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.The Deck guest hosted episode by Kylie Low: Desiree Michaud (Queen of Clubs, Connecticut) View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/thedeck-sylviabaker Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
22/05/2333m 51s

The Disappearance of Bryan Nisenfeld (Rhode Island)

On February 6, 1997, 18-year old Bryan Nisenfeld sat in his afternoon literature class at Roger Williams University in Providence, Rhode Island. Bryan was acting differently during class that day, almost despondent. Where he went after class, what the final moments of his life entailed, is still a mystery. He was simply never seen or heard from again. He never returned to the campus or even to his dorm room. His bank account showed no activity. He didn’t call home.Roger Williams University did not notify Bryan’s family of their son’s disappearance for almost a week.Months later, as summer was coming to an end, a family walking along the shore of Hog Island came upon a lone hiking boot. Inside was a wool sock and a severed foot. 2- DNA tests eventually confirmed the remains to be those of Bryan Nisenfeld.What really happened to Bryan Nisenfeld? Whether an accident, a self-made choice, or foul play, Bryan’s parents hold steadfast to their belief that more could have been done if only Bryan’s disappearance had been reported to police, or to them, and acted upon much sooner. At the very least, maybe they would have some answers.If you have information that could help bring a conclusion to Bryan Nisenfeld’s case, please call 877-RI-SOLVE.Shop Sarah Madeira Day with code: DOWNEAST for 20% off your order of unstretched and paper prints View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/bryannisenfeld Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
15/05/2327m 42s

The Murder of Roy Weber (Rhode Island)

RHODE ISLAND, 2003: On Christmas morning in 2003, a security guard on the Johnson & Wales Harborside campus in Providence, Rhode Island discovered the body of a young man leaning up against a chain link fence. Fingerprints would later identify the man as 22-year old Roy Weber.Roy was part of a population of men who engaged in street-based sex work in Providence, many of them exchanging sexual acts for money to support their substance use. Almost 20 years later, Roy’s homicide is still unsolved. Police have photos of a man they’ve said could have information about what happened to Roy, and yet no arrests have been made to this day.Richard Holcomb knew Roy Weber, their lives intertwined by their mutual lifestyle at the time. He’s now in recovery, and Rich has spent much of his adult life advocating and raising awareness for street-based sex work and helping researchers, health care professionals, and the general public better understand the realities of that life, one that he fell into at a young age.This is the case of Roy Weber, but it’s also the story of Richard Holcomb and how he sought recovery and helped reclaim Roy Weber’s legacy by helping other men like him.If you have information about the 2003 unsolved homicide of Roy Weber, please contact the Providence Police Department at (401) 272-3121.Watch Invisible, a documentary about male sex work in Providence, RIShop Sarah Madeira Day with code: DOWNEAST for 20% off your order of unstretched and paper prints View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/royweber Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
08/05/2336m 24s

The Suspicious Deaths of Janet & Stephen Dow (New Hampshire)

NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1982: On December 10, 1982, a car sat in a ditch engulfed in a furious blaze. Janet Dow and her son, Stephen Dow, were inside that vehicle that appeared to have skidded off the road just 500 feet from their own home. They were deceased, but the cause of their deaths – whether from the seemingly gentle car crash, the wild flames, or something else – was not clear. What was clear to the first witnesses on the scene was that there must be more to what they were seeing.Over the next forty years and across multiple investigations, the truth of the suspicious deaths of Janet and Stephen Dow was hotly debated. Was it truly an accident or was the fire hiding evidence of a double homicide?If you have information regarding this case, contact the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit at (603) 271-2663, coldcaseunit@dos.nh.gov, or leave a tip.Shop Sarah Madeira Day with code: DOWNEAST for 20% off your order of unstretched and paper prints View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/janetstephendow Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
01/05/2326m 37s

The Disappearance of Brenda LaCombe (Massachusetts)

MASSACHUSETTS, 1982: For over 40 years, the family of 19-year old Brenda LaCombe has wondered what happened to the single mother of a little baby boy after she walked out of her grandmother’s apartment in Lowell, Massachusetts after midnight on May 16, 1982.Lacey Kearns has taken the lead in the fight for answers in her aunt Brenda’s case. Though she never got to meet Brenda, Lacey wants to help her family finally learn the truth after all these years.If you have information regarding the unsolved 1982 homicide of Brenda LaCombe, please call the Worcester County District Attorney’s Anonymous Tip Line at (508) 453-7589.Donate to A Voice for Brenda via GoFundMeShop Sarah Madeira Day with code: DOWNEAST for 20% off your order of unstretched and paper prints View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/brendalacombe Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
24/04/2339m 12s

The Murder of George Jodoin (New Hampshire)

NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2001: On December 27, 2001, a friend arrived at 50-year old George Jodoin’s farmhouse in Auburn, New Hampshire, expecting to get a tutorial on caring for his animals ahead of George’s trip to Thailand. Instead, he found George dead in his bedroom.In the early days of the investigation, the list of suspects could never be narrowed down to just one person. Investigators were frustrated, and the residents of Auburn, a small town just east of Manchester, feared there could be a killer on the loose. Despite a sizable reward offered by the Jodoin family and efforts by investigators, a year passed with dwindling leads, no arrests, and a lack of evidence. Eventually, the case went cold.But in 2009, New Hampshire’s first-ever Cold Case Unit was established. Within two years, the Cold Case Unit had taken on over a hundred cases of unsolved murders and missing persons in New Hampshire. George’s brother, Robert Jodoin, made sure George's murder case was a priority to investigators. Fourteen years after George Jodoin was found dead in his home, New Hampshire’s Cold Case Unit landed their first conviction.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/georgejodoin Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
17/04/2325m 57s

The Murder of Jane Britton (Massachusetts)

MASSACHUSETTS, 1969: It was the morning of January 7, 1969 and 23-year old Harvard University graduate student Jane Britton should have been in class to take her exam. A dedicated and standout student of anthropology, Jane wouldn’t have missed a test unnecessarily.Jane was later discovered by her boyfriend and neighbors dead in her bed, the victim of a violent attack. Details of the investigation leaked to the media spiraled into sensational headlines of rumored ancient burial rituals with suspicion cast on Jane’s own anthropology classmates, while other clues at the crime scene led some officials to theorize that the attack was random and opportunistic.Investigators would come up empty handed in the case for decades until finally DNA evidence closed the unsolved mystery of the murdered Harvard Student.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/janebritton Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
10/04/2332m 28s

Introducing The Fall Line: “Sherry or Cheryl” Jane Doe

In March of 1976, a young woman was discovered, with no obvious trauma, in the Harpeth River in Nashville; she carried on her a picture of a little boy, and a trail that led to witnesses who said she’d hitchhiked with a mysterious friend, all the way from Minnesota—but that trail led nowhere. Without the possibility of DNA testing, the best shot of identifying “Sherry” Jane Doe is using her extremely accurate forensic art, and the details she shared of her life—and, perhaps, a daughter that ties her to South Carolina.The Fall Line has commissioned new isolated forensic art of her teeth to share with the public in hopes that this information will aid in identification; you can see this image and all others associated with the case on our website. To submit information, please contact Detective Filter at Metro Nashville Police at 615-862-7803.Pre order Laurah Norton's book LAY THEM TO REST: https://www.hachettebooks.com/titles/laurah-norton/lay-them-to-rest/9780306828805/Submit a case to The Fall Line: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/case-submissionsWritten, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Kyana Burgess, and Michaela Morrill/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced, scored, and engineered by Maura Currie/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Liz Lipka and Sarah Turney Sources at The Fall Line's website: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sourcesJoin The Fall Line on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast2023 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line® Podcast, LLCWant to advertise/sponsor The Fall Line show?For The Fall Line Inquiries contact Glassbox Media: https://glassboxmedia.com/contact-us/
04/04/2318m 20s

The Murder of Margaret Pizio (Massachusetts)

MASSACHUSETTS, 1979: It was August 20, 1979 and 35-year old Margaret Pizio was clocking into her overnight shift at the Susse Chalet Motor Inn in Seekonk, Massachusetts.Margaret should have returned home the next morning, but as it got later and later with no sign of her, the growing unease in the house was palpable. And then the phone rang. A reporter wanted to speak with someone about Margaret Pizio's murder.Beth Pizio was just a few days shy of her 9th birthday when her mother was killed. Over four decades later, Margaret’s murder remains unsolved. Beth hopes that by sharing her mother’s story, it’ll reach the person or persons who have been withholding information all these years, information that could answer the question that looms over Beth to this day – Why?If you have information regarding the unsolved 1979 homicide of Margaret Pizio, please contact State Police Lt. Ann Marie Robertson at 508-961-1918, Massachusetts State Police Unresolved Cases Tip Line at 855-MA-SOLVE (855-627-6583) or text the word “Bristol” to CRIMES (274637), followed by the tip. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/margaretpizio Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
03/04/2330m 8s

The Disappearance of Reina Morales Rojas (Massachusetts)

MASSACHUSETTS, 2022: On November 26, 2022, 41-year old Reina Morales Rojas got into a car in East Boston, MA and some time later was dropped off in nearby Somerville. That’s the last time anyone had seen or heard from the mother of two.Though she was reported missing soon after, the public didn’t hear anything about Reina’s disappearance for almost two months, and if advocates like Lucy Pineda of Latinos Unidos en Massachusetts hadn’t stepped in to help bring attention to her case, Reina’s family wonders if her story would’ve ever made the news.Now four months later, Reina still isn’t home and information is scarce. Her children and sister in El Salvador who once spoke to her every single day await any sign that she is okay, all while fighting for attention on her case that took far too long to receive.Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is advised to contact 911 or A-7 Detectives at (617) 343-4324. If you would prefer to share information anonymously you can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-(494)-TIPS or by texting the word 'TIP' to CRIME (27463).  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/reinamoralesrojas Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
27/03/2323m 47s

The Murders of Diane Compagna & Anne Psaradelis (New Hampshire)

NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1973: On July 11, 1973, 15-year old Diane Compagna swung her beach bag over her shoulder and headed out the door of her house in Merrimack, New Hampshire. She was off to a nearby lake to swim with her friend, 15-year old Anne Psaradelis. At least, that was the story they told their parents.Neither girl was expected home that night, but their parents weren’t suspicious as the girls left for the day. It wasn’t until the next afternoon when the pair didn’t return to either home that their parents began to worry.What began as a missing persons investigation for two teenage girls in the summer of 1973 ended in a double-homicide. In 2023, this case will reach its 50 year anniversary without answers.This is the case of Diane Companga and Anne Psaradelis.If you have information that could aid in the investigation, leave a tip. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/compagnapsaradelis Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case 
20/03/2330m 20s

The Murder of Bessie Selek (Maine)

MAINE, 1999: On the night of April 20, 1999, 41-year old Bessie Selek was walking along Route 202 near the Waterboro-Lyman, Maine town line when she was hit and killed by a passing vehicle. The driver fled the scene, leaving Bessie there to die on the side of the road not far from her own home.Detectives zeroed in on her boyfriend, Raymond Wood. They’d had a tumultuous relationship. A long history of domestic violence and abuse. Maine State Police were certain that Raymond was their guy. During an intense interrogation by two State detectives, Raymond Wood even confessed to the crime.But as the investigation continued, it appeared the evidence wouldn’t so easily fit the foregone conclusion reached by police, and the confession by their primary suspect wasn’t exactly proof that he did it.If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - South at (207) 624-7076 x9 or toll free at 1-800-452-4664. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/bessieselek Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
13/03/2332m 48s

The Murder of Rita Curran Part 2 (Vermont)

VERMONT, 1971: Rita Curran and her family waited over 50 years for closure in her unsolved homicide, but with a renewed investigation beginning in 2019, detectives turned to advanced DNA analysis to find the answers that had been waiting in evidence storage for half a century.In part 2, you’ll hear what DNA analysis and genealogical research revealed, but it was only the beginning of finally closing Rita Curran’s cold case, once and for all.Donate & Share: Give Back for Rita  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/ritacurran Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
06/03/2326m 48s

The Murder of Rita Curran Part 1 (Vermont)

VERMONT, 1971: After more than 50 years, 24-year Rita Curran's murder finally has closure. In this two part series, you'll hear the details of an investigation spanning over half a century and the DNA evidence that finally revealed a suspect in Vermont's oldest cold case.Part 2 is out now. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.Donate & Share: Give Back for Rita View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/ritacurran Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
06/03/2330m 7s

The Suspicious Death of Denise Scott Ramsey (Maine)

MAINE, 2021: On Mother’s Day weekend in 2021, skeletal remains were discovered in a shed on private property belonging to a man who had passed away months earlier. Though it would take months for the identity of the body to be confirmed, Danielle McNaughton knew in the pit of her stomach that it was her mother, Denise Scott Ramsey.The circumstances of Denise’s death are suspicious, but will Danielle ever have answers about what happened to her mom? The story took over the headlines that spring, but since then, little has been discussed and little is known about this case. That's why Danielle is on Dark Downeast.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/denisescottramsey Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
27/02/2330m 41s

The Murder of Angela Belisle (Vermont)

VERMONT, 1981: During the earliest moments of the investigation, the death of 35-year old Angela Belisle was presumed to be the result of dangerous temperatures and extreme winter weather. Instead, the autopsy revealed that Angela was the victim of a homicide. What happened to Angela? Who is responsible? What will it take for her killer to be brought to justice all these years later?If you have any information about this case, please the Vermont State Police. Tips may be submitted anonymously online or by texting keyword: VTIPS to 274637 (CRIMES). View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/angelabelisle Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
20/02/2327m 9s

The Murder of Ronald Rogers Part 2 (Vermont)

VERMONT, 1971: In a homicide investigation, determining the identity of the victim is an obvious and crucial step in the pursuit of justice. Without knowing whose murder they’re investigating, authorities can’t really bring anyone to trial or even fully investigate.In the case of 34-year Vermont Veteran Ronald Rodgers, a family member positively ID’d his body, found shot and on fire on July night on Killington Mountain… But the accused killer’s defense team aimed to convince the jury that the identity of the deceased wasn’t an indisputable fact.If you haven’t yet, listen to part 1 of Ronald Rodgers story on Dark Downeast. In the conclusion of his story, you’ll hear the wild court proceedings, the shocking evidence, and the alternate theory about what happened as the defense attempted to convince the jury, and the public, that maybe Ronald Rodgers was actually the killer himself. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/ronaldrodgers2 Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
13/02/2337m 37s

The Murder of Ronald Rogers Part 1 (Vermont)

VERMONT, 1971: It was 10:30 p.m. the night before the 4th of July in 1971 when a family returning to their cottage near Killington Ski Resort in Vermont discovered a fire down over an embankment. When the father and son got close enough to douse the fire with water they made a grim discovery. It was the badly burned body of a man.A family member would identify the man as 34-year old Veteran Ronald Rodgers, but as the case developed over the course of an entire decade, that basic fact would be challenged.This case begins two years before his body was discovered, with an armed robbery in Rutland, Vermont. This is a story of possible mistaken identity, of investigative missteps, and maybe, the story of a so-called perfect crime. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/ronaldrodgers1Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
06/02/2329m 28s

The Murder of Helen Jewett (New York)

NEW YORK CITY, 1836: In the early morning hours of April 10, 1836, the madam of a New York City brothel awoke to find 22-year old Helen Jewett's bedroom filled with smoke and flames.Helen Jewett, born Dorcas Doyen in Augusta, Maine, was considered a well-known sex worker in New York City. As her case became sensationalized and publicized around the world, it brought the taboo subject of sex into the prudish public sphere of the 1800s, inviting commentary, opinion and bias, even among those tasked with the pursuit of justice on Helen's behalf.Helen Jewett's Known Aliases: Maria Benson, Maria Stanley, Helen Mar, and Ellen JewettRichard R. Robinson's Known Aliases: Frank Rivers, Richard ParmaleeTo learn more about sex work issues and advocacy, visit decriminalizesex.work.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/helenjewett Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
30/01/2335m 8s

The Still Unsolved Murder of Darien Richardson (Maine)

MAINE, 2010: In January of 2023, yet another year passed without justice for Darien Richardson and her family.You first heard Darien Richardson’s story on Dark Downeast in August of 2021. Since then, I’ve stayed in touch with Darien’s mother, Judi, and this case is one I keep coming back to, especially now that I’ve become a mother to a daughter.I’ve decided to re-release Darien’s story as an extended episode in hopes of furthering the Richardson family’s fight for answers, to support their advocacy for responsible gun laws, as well as bring awareness to their mission of helping those impacted by violent crime.To support Darien and her family, download the reward poster and share it on social media. You can also make a donation to Remembering Darien, the organization founded by Darien’s parents in her honor to help innocent victims of violent crimes heal and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of incomprehensible violence.The $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person responsible for Darien Richardson’s death still stands. As the ethical true crime content consumer that I know you are, share her story, say her name, and support this family’s fight for justice. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/darienrichardson  & darkdowneast.com/darienrichardson2 Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case
16/01/2354m 27s

The Murders of Jack & Florence Bettencourt (Maine)

LIBERTY, MAINE 1973: As the wind and rain picked up on a dark December night in Liberty, Maine, Joaquin "Jack" Bettencourt closed up his popular secondhand clothing shop and headed home to his wife, Florence. Days later, the Bettencourt's car was found abandoned in the woods near their home. What police discovered next began a double homicide investigation that spanned several years and multiple states.This is the case of Jack and Florence Bettencourt and the legacy they left behind.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/thebettencourts Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case 
09/01/2339m 51s

The Suspicious Death of Morgan Patten Part 2 (North Carolina)

When Steve and Renee Patten learned that their daughter, Morgan Patten, was killed in a car accident far away from her home in New England, their immediate response was shock and confusion. Morgan’s final text to her parents said that she was heading to bed, but Morgan never made it back to the hotel. What happened to Morgan after her meal at the restaurant bar? How did she end up in a fatal car accident with two strangers 15 miles away from her hotel?In Part One of this two part series, you got to know Morgan through the eyes of her parents, you heard the love story of Morgan and “her Marine” and why she was in North Carolina on Veteran’s Day weekend in 2019. If you haven’t yet, listen to that episode first.In Part Two, we look at the evidence, because from the first moment Morgan’s parents heard the tragic news about their daughter, they questioned everything. What they’ve learned since, despite the conclusion reached by the District Attorney on her case, has them convinced their daughter was the target of something sinister.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/morganpatten-part2 Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case 
02/01/2343m 25s

The Suspicious Death of Morgan Patten Part 1 (North Carolina)

Morgan Renee Patten was supposed to be spending a weekend with her fiancé celebrating their engagement in Jacksonville, North Carolina where he was in the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger. On Friday, November 8, 2019, Morgan left the home they shared in Edgartown, Massachusetts for a day-long journey down south.But Morgan never got to see her fiancé. Her life ended in a car accident with two strangers in a remote town far from where she was staying. To this day, the details just don’t add up for Morgan’s parents, Steve and Renee Patten.What happened at the restaurant bar? How did Morgan end up in that truck? Will the two strangers with Morgan in that accident ever speak up? The Pattens will not stop until they have all the answers. This is about justice for their baby girl.This is Part 1 of Morgan's story, told by her parents, Steve and Renee Patten.Stay up to date on Morgan Patten's case and learn more about her at morgansmilestogo.com. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/morganpatten-part1Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
26/12/2226m 10s

The Murders of Sandra Valade, Pamela Mason & Rena Paquette (New Hampshire)

Since February 1964, rumors have swirled across New Hampshire about the death of Rena Paquette. It has been almost sixty years and still the truth remains unknown. But Rena Paquette’s story actually begins with two other deaths — 18-year old Sandra Valade and 14-year old Pamela Mason. All three were murdered between the winters of 1960 and 1964 in Manchester, New Hampshire.To this day, only one of these killings has been officially solved. Even then, whether or not the one man accused of these crimes ever truly faced justice is up to debate even now.If you have information regarding this case, contact the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit at (603) 271-2663, coldcaseunit@dos.nh.gov, or leave a tip.  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/valademasonpaquetteFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
12/12/2238m 20s

The Murders of Carrie Moss & Sonya Moore (New Hampshire)

On July 25, 1989, 14-year old Carrie Moss, wearing a one-piece swimsuit, stone-washed jeans, and a white t-shirt, hopped on her bike and pedaled off to meet friends for an afternoon at a popular Goffstown, New Hampshire swimming hole. That was the last time anyone reported seeing Carrie Moss alive.In November of the same year, another family awaited the return of their 14-year old daughter and granddaughter in nearby Penacook, New Hampshire. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/carriemoss-sonyamooreFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
28/11/2225m 0s

The Murder of Susan Taraskiewicz (Massachusetts)

Police first thought Susan Taraskiewicz’s murder to be a random act of violence, but soon the investigation revealed a much deeper conspiracy. Was Susan a target? It’s been nearly 30 years since Susan’s murder and nobody has been held responsible, but investigators believe somebody out there knows what happened.If you have any information about the 1992 murder of Susan Taraskiewicz, please contact the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County at 1-617-727-8817.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/susantaraskiewicz Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case 
14/11/2222m 24s

The Haunted Lighthouses of Seguin & Boon Island (Maine)

As beautiful as they are, lighthouses have a dark side, too. The legend and lore surrounding the light stations of New England date back hundreds of years. Hauntings. Ghost sightings. Paranormal experiences. When you stand in the presence of a lighthouse, whether you believe in the supernatural or not, it’s hard not to feel like you’re in the presence of something or someone.Lighthouse historian Jeremy D’Entremont tells the haunted tales of Seguin Island Light Station and Boon Island.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/hauntedlighthouses Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
31/10/2226m 15s

The Murder of Judith Flagg (Maine)

FAYETTE, 1983: When Ted Flagg returned home from work on a cold day in January 1983, he was not warmly greeted by his wife as usual. Instead, he found 23-year old Judith Flagg dead.Evidence was scattered across the house. There were boot prints in the freshly fallen snow. Suspicions were cast and stories perpetuated throughout the small town of Fayette, Maine, but it would take over two decades to bring this cold case to a close.This is the case of Judith Flagg, written and researched by Natalie Jones with additional writing and production by host Kylie Low.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/judithflagg Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case 
17/10/2226m 30s

The Disappearances of Tina & Bethany Sinclair (New Hampshire)

In February of 2001, the calm in small town Chesterfield, New Hampshire was disrupted by an investigation carried out by New Hampshire State Police. Mother and daughter Tina and Bethany Sinclair were nowhere to be found.Though the two missing Sinclairs were the focus of the small community that year, over time, updates became fewer and farther between. Eventually, the cold weather made searches of the waterways surrounding the town next to impossible. The investigation stalled out.But Tina and Bethany Sinclair are far from forgotten. The case remains open. Answers are out there.This episode was researched and written by Natalie Jones with additional writing, production and editing by Kylie Low.Please report any information to the New Hampshire State Police at (603) 223-3856 or the agency’s Cold Case Unit at (603) 223-8570 or (603) 271-1255.  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/tinabethanysinclairFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
03/10/2226m 24s

The Murder of Tammy Dickson (Maine)

SOUTH PORTLAND, 1994: 22-year old Tammy Dickson was preparing for a new start in life. She was a recently divorced young mother and was looking ahead to a new beginning. But Tammy would never get to fully realize the dreams she had for herself.A trial ended in a conviction for a man named Foster Bates, but he has long maintained his innocence and continues to file for appeals in hopes of a new trial. For some though, including Tammy's family, there is no doubt that the man in prison was rightfully convicted.Written & Researched by Dena Norman with additional writing, production, and editing by Kylie Low View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/tammydicksonFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
19/09/2225m 18s

The Disappearance of Robert "Bobby" Desmond (Maine)

Robert "Bobby" Desmond's case is the oldest on the Maine State Police Unsolved Missing Persons case list but his story has never been told. Detective Steve Borst of the Kennebunk Police Department is reigniting the decades-old investigation for an 11-year old boy gone missing in 1964 and nearly forgotten.Through interviews with surviving family members, limited archival news sources, and other investigative resources, Detective Borst is learning more about the life of Bobby Desmond and what could have happened to him all those years ago.Someone, somewhere may have that one key piece of information that inches this case closer to closure than it’s ever been.If you have any information on the disappearance of Bobby Desmond, please contact the Kennebunk Police Department at 207-985-6121 or the Maine State Police – Major Crimes Unit – South at 207-624-7076.If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - South at (207) 624-7076 x9 or toll free at 1-800-452-4664. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form.  View source material and photos for this episode at  darkdowneast.com/robertdesmondFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
05/09/2237m 44s

UPDATED: The Murder of Leslie Spellman (Maine)

You’ve heard Leslie Spellman’s story on Dark Downeast before. I was initially compelled to tell Leslie Spellman’s story because I couldn’t believe a homicide on the perimeter of Maine’s most well-known national park could go unsolved for over four decades and I couldn’t believe I’d never heard her story before. That was reason enough to shed new light on it the first time, and it’s even more of a reason to revisit it now.Since the first airing of this episode, a family member of Leslie Spellman reached out to me. Leslie’s cousin Margaret only met Leslie once in her life when they were just children, but the fact that her family member was murdered and that it remains unsolved is something Margaret cannot shake. Margaret wants to take action and seek answers for her cousin, Leslie.More is happening behind the scenes as Margaret and others in Leslie’s family prepare to bring new attention to the case, so I’m re-airing this episode of Dark Downeast to help in their efforts. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/lesliespellmanFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
29/08/2227m 58s

A Conversation with Ashley Flowers, Host of Crime Junkie

Ashley Flowers is the creator and host of the Crime Junkie podcast and founder and CEO of audiochuck, the podcast network behind even more chart-topping shows like The Deck, Counterclock, Strangeland, and more.In this conversation, Ashley shares the origin story of Crime Junkie and what goes into creating ethical true crime content. She also gets personal about her experiences with pregnancy and motherhood.Ashley also leads us through her very first novel All Good People Here and how her years of true crime podcasting helped her write a twisty-turny feels-real story that any true crime fan will love.Read the first two chapters of All Good People Here and order the book, on sale now.  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/ashleyflowersFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
15/08/2241m 43s

The Cons of Mair Smith Part 2 (Maine)

Would you know how to spot a scam in your life before it was too late?For years, Johnathan Walton didn’t know that the woman he called his best friend was actually a career con artist, suspected of numerous scams and fraudulent activity across the country and internationally. Once he uncovered the truth, though, Johnathan made it his mission to stop her.If you haven’t heard Part 1 of his story on Dark Downeast yet, go back one episode and listen to The Con. This is Part 2: The Convict. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/theconvictFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
08/08/2232m 10s

The Cons of Mair Smith Part 1 (Maine)

When Johnathan Walton hosted a wine and cheese night in his Los Angeles apartment in 2013, he couldn’t have known that the event would invite a shark into his inner circle. Flyers he hung up around the building gave off the scent of a helper, a do-gooder, a warrior against injustice. It was like blood in the water.Johnathan Walton’s story unfolds thousands of miles away from New England, but the woman he knew as Mair Smith began her long career of conning and scamming in her home state of Maine.This is Part 1: The Con. Part 2: The Convict is out now.Listen to Queen of the Con wherever you get your podcasts.  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/theconFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
01/08/2226m 3s

The Murders of Dominic Kirmil and Irvin Hilton (Massachusetts)

He committed his first murder at 15-years old, ending the life of an innocent shopkeeper as he and his buddies made their way around Lawrence, Massachusetts holding up convenience stories “for the thrill of it”. His lawyer would later plead for mercy on the accused teenage killer, but that mercy would have unintended consequences not so far in the future.George Nassar is a two-time convicted killer, yes, but some people believe this man who started his crime streak as a young teen might also be responsible for some 13 or more killings around Boston in the 1960s, too. His association with the man actually accused of those crimes only deepens the suspicion. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/dominickirmilFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
18/07/2231m 24s

The Murder of Kenneth Zernicke (Maine)

Jessica Zernicke Holmes left work on the night of September 24, 2015 to find her phone flooded with missed calls and messages. When she was finally able to call her family member back, they delivered shocking news about her father. 58-year old Kenneth Zernicke was found dead inside his burning home in Caribou, Maine. Two days later, his death was ruled a homicide.Jess reached out to me because after nearly 7 years her father’s case remains unsolved with little public information available, even to family members. She wrote in her email, “I understand it makes it hard to cover a case with little to no information, but I am hoping to get this out there as much, and as often as possible. I miss my dad.”That is why I started this show. No matter the amount of public information on a case, these stories need and deserve attention.If you have any information that could aid the investigation into the 2015 homicide of Kenneth Zernicke in Caribou, Maine, please contact Detective Adam Bell at the Maine State Police Houlton Barracks at 207.532.5400.  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/kennethzernickeFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
04/07/2221m 21s

The Death of Elmer McCurdy (Maine)

Strung up in the corner of a roadside amusement park fun house was the figure of a man coated so many times with phosphorus paint that it glowed in the dimly lit space. It was alarmingly lifelike, and yet in the several years the figure was on display, no one dared question if it was anything more than a mannequin.Elmer Mccurdy: The Life And Afterlife Of An American Outlaw by Mark Svenvold  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/elmermccurdyFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
20/06/2232m 10s

The Deaths of John Chakalos & Linda Carman Part 3 (Connecticut)

ACTIVE CASE, PART 3: In October of 2016, about a month after he was plucked from a life raft after a week at sea, Nathan Carman walked into the private memorial service he’d organized to honor his mother, Linda Carman.Notably missing from the private service were Linda Carman’s three sisters. It was publicly obvious that something wasn’t right. The relationship between Nathan Carman and his aunts was not a good one.Soon it would be abundantly clear how and what the aunts thought about their nephew. They believed he was a murderer driven by greed for the family fortune.If you haven’t already, begin with parts 1 and 2 of this story. This is part 3 of a three-part mini-series covering the ongoing cases of John Chakalos and Linda Carman.  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/nathancarmanFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
06/06/2235m 24s

The Deaths of John Chakalos & Linda Carman Part 2 (Connecticut)

ACTIVE CASE, PART 2: Nathan Carman was 23-years old when his boat the Chicken Pox sank during a fishing trip off the coast of Rhode Island, presumably claiming the life of his mother, Linda Carman, who was also aboard the vessel before it went down. Nathan was rescued a week later – a miraculous recovery by a freight ship that just happened to be in the right place at the right time.The story only got more compelling when it was learned that Nathan Carman was the grandson of wealthy real estate developer John Chakalos, whose 2013 murder remained unsolved, and that Nathan himself was a suspect in his grandfather's death.In Part 2: Who is Nathan Carman? Did Nathan intentionally sink his boat with his mother aboard?If you haven't already, listen to Part 1: Murdered at Home and Missing at Sea available wherever you get your podcasts.  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/lindacarmanFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
30/05/2238m 8s

The Deaths of John Chakalos & Linda Carman Part 1 (Connecticut)

ACTIVE CASE, PART 1: When the daughter of wealthy real estate developer John Chakalos walked into her father’s Connecticut home one morning in December 2013, it set into motion a long-term investigation of not one, but two suspicious deaths in the same family within a three year span.Investigators had a prime suspect for the murder of John Chakalos from the beginning, but it wasn’t until another member of the family disappeared under mysterious circumstances that the identity of that suspect was revealed.This is Part 1 of a deep dive into the cases of John Chakalos and Linda Carman. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/johnchakalosFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
23/05/2228m 4s

The Murder of Blanche Kimball (Maine)

AUGUSTA, ME 1976: The murder of 70-year old Augusta resident Blanche Kimball remained a cold case for decades until a new tip, advancements in DNA technology, and a clever idea brought all the loose ends together. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/blanchekimballFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
16/05/2230m 23s

ANNOUNCEMENT: Missing Kim

Missing Kim, a Dark Downeast mini-documentary is out now at missingkim.com.If you have information that could help in the investigation, please contact Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit South at (207) 624-7076 or leave an anonymous tip. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/missingkimFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
09/05/227m 43s

The Murder of Florence Small (New Hampshire)

The fire horn rang out in Ossipee, New Hampshire around 10 p.m. on September 28, 1916. The blaze at Frederick and Florence Small's cottage on the lake burned fast, even, and hot. The fire department could do nothing to save the structure or anyone who might remain inside. Frederick was out of town, seen leaving on a train towards Boston that afternoon, but Florence was unaccounted for.It was a suspicious fire that left a homicide case in its smoldering rubble. Frederick Small was arrested and charged with his wife's murder, but how could he pull off the crime from an entirely different state?Janice Petrie, author of Perfection To A Fault: A Small Murder in Ossipee, New Hampshire, 1916 joins me to explore the case of Florence Aileen Curry Small. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/florencesmallFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
02/05/2238m 2s

The Serial Killings of Albert Flick (Maine)

When Albert Flick was released from his first prison sentence for killing his wife, he restarted his pattern of threatening and victimizing women. But he’d age out of it, wouldn’t he? Statistics said so. His drooping, wrinkled face and frail body did not look like that of a brazen killer. He’d be in his mid-70s by the time he was free again, surely the threat he posed to society would fade. Sadly, that would not be the case.The stories of these three women, and the unnamed women also victimized by the same man, will have you asking what is justice really? Does it and can it exist when a convicted killer is afforded more mercy than those whose lives he threatened and ended? View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/sandraflickFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
25/04/2227m 17s

The Disappearance of Ellen Choate (Maine)

NEWPORT, MAINE 1975: Ellen Choate was ready to start her new job. So ready, that she hopped a train from Philadelphia to Boston just hours after she graduated to get a jump start on her journey to Maine.It was midnight when Ellen took her seat on that train heading north, hoping that once in Massachusetts, she’d find a ride to Bangor, where her house, car, and new role as a Montessori teacher was waiting for her. That was June 1, 1975. The last time anyone saw Ellen Choate alive.If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - North at (207) 973-3750 or toll free 1-800-432-7381. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/ellenchoateFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
18/04/2229m 7s

The Murder of Robert McKee (Maine)

It was just before 4 a.m. on June 20, 1975 in Newport, Maine. The sky was just warming with hints of dawn and the air was quiet save for the buzz of the ice cooler and Coca Cola vending machine sitting in the dim glow of the gas station lights. The fishermen waiting in their car for gasoline noticed a light on inside McNally’s Texaco, but no one came to greet them outside at the pump. Anxious to get their day started, the driver stepped out of the car to see what was the hold up.As he opened the door to the station, the unsuspecting fisherman found 35-year old Robert McKee lying on the floor in a pool of blood. His murder remains unsolved to this day.If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - North at (207) 973-3750 or toll free 1-800-432-7381. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/robertmckeeFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case  Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
11/04/2226m 11s

The Disappearance of Judith Leo-Coneys Part 2 (Vermont)

It was described as one of Vermont’s most frustrating cold cases. A dedicated mother and beloved school teacher disappeared in November of 1979, with nothing but a smashed up vehicle and a strange hand-written note left behind. When her ex-boyfriend disappeared a month later, too, authorities had two people to track down – one they presumed to be dead, and the other they suspected of causing her death.The search for the suspect would become a cross-country event, tracking aliases and addresses out west until finally, a dedicated detective and a new State’s Attorney saw eye to eye on what needed to be done in the case, what needed to be done for Judith Leo-Coneys.If you haven’t listened to the first episode in this two part series, start there, with The Disappearance of Judith Leo-Coneys. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/judithleoconeys2Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
04/04/2236m 21s

The Disappearance of Judith Leo-Coneys Part 1 (Vermont)

VERMONT, 1979: When the vehicle of Judith Leo-Coneys turned up at a junkyard in Roxbury, Vermont, it was the first big clue in the disappearance of the beloved school teacher and young mother. The case would spiral into an investigation spanning a decade and stretching across the United States, but before investigators would uncover any answers for Judy, they’d have to find a second missing person. The primary person of interest disappeared, too.This is Part 1 of Judith Leo-Coneys story. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/judithleoconeys1Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
28/03/2232m 29s

Inside the State Police Unsolved Homicide Unit (Maine)

Semper Memento. Always Remember. Those words guide the work of the Maine State Police Unsolved Homicide Unit. In this special release episode, I peel back the curtain on the Unsolved Homicide Unit and reveal what goes into re-examining and investigating long standing homicide cases in the state of Maine and how a team of experts collaborates in pursuit of one common goal – to find answers.Each of the individuals you’re about to meet would agree with me here: The most important story to tell is the one about the victim so that they are never forgotten and their legacy is honored, even and especially if their story doesn’t have an ending yet. The Unsolved Homicide Unit becomes part of those stories, assembling each piece of a nebulous puzzle so that hopefully, one day, they can give the victims and their families the ending they deserve.As someone who is deeply invested and interested in the work that it takes to solve a cold case murder, and as a podcaster who has spoken their names and shared the work they’ve done on the cases I cover, it is an honor to introduce you to members of the Maine Unsolved Homicide Unit – Commanding Officer Jeff Love, Assistant Attorney General Lara Nomani, Forensic Chemist Alison Gingras, Victim Witness Advocate Renee Fournier, and Investigator Jay Pelletier.Cases Referenced in this EpisodeJustice for Dorthea Burke: What Finally Solved Her CaseIdentified: Stacyville John DoeA Killer Connection: The Janet Brochu Cold Case  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/unsolvedhomicideunitFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
21/03/2238m 29s

The Murder of Dorthea Burke (Maine)

STOCKTON SPRINGS, 1984: Nearly four decades is a long time to wait for justice. In the case of Dorthea "Dot" Burke, time proved to be exactly what detectives needed to secure that justice, bringing key witnesses forward to tell their story. You might assume DNA is the key to closing out cold cases, but more often than not, it’s all about getting people talking.It was a 36-year long investigation into Dot’s death. I'll walk you through it. In collaboration with the Maine State Police Unsolved Homicide Unit and with the consent of the immediate family of Dorthea “Dot” Burke, this is her story on Dark Downeast. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/dortheaburkeFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
14/03/2244m 58s

The Disappearance of Russell Bean (New Hampshire)

NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1978: When State Police investigators started digging in March of 1988, it had been 10 years since anyone had seen Russell Bean. An investigation followed his disappearance, but foul play wasn’t suspected. Not until a deathbed confession and shocking accusation sent investigators to the site of an old pig pen on the property of Marlow, New Hampshire’s Police Chief, Robert Chambers Sr.If you have information regarding this case, contact the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit at (603) 271-2663, coldcaseunit@dos.nh.gov, or leave a tip. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/russellbeanFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
07/03/2230m 45s

The Wrongful Conviction of Isaac Knapper (Maine)

In April 1979, the lives of two teenagers from two very different parts of the country were inextricably linked by murder. In Brewer, Maine, 17-year old Amy Banks awoke one night to learn that her father, Dr. Ronald Banks, had been murdered in New Orleans, Louisiana.One month later, authorities in New Orleans arrested 16-year old Isaac Knapper and charged him with the killing of Amy’s father. But Isaac didn’t commit the murder.This is the story of a wrongful conviction, a young Black man railroaded by the justice system, and evidence withheld at trial that would’ve saved him from a life sentence behind bars in the nation’s bloodiest prison.This is the case of Dr. Ronald Banks, told by his daughter Amy Banks, and Isaac Knapper, the man once charged and convicted of his murder.Read Fighting Time by Amy Banks and Isaac Knapper  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/wrongfulconvictionFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
28/02/2250m 48s

UPDATE: The Murder of Sophie Sergie (Alaska)

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA 1993: After more than two decades of searching for answers in the unsolved homicide of 20-year old Sophie Sergie, DNA evidence led detectives from Alaska to the doorstep of Steven Downs in Auburn, Maine. On Thursday, February 10, 2022, the jury found Steven Downs guilty on the charges of murder and sexual assault.I covered Sophie Sergie’s case in two parts on Dark Downeast.Sophie Sergie: Part 1Sophie Sergie: Part 2 This special release episode contains updates and notable moments from the conclusion of the trial proceedings and a look at what’s next for the case of Sophie Sergie. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/sophiesergieupdateFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
21/02/2216m 6s

The Murder of Lila Drew (Maine)

MASARDIS, MAINE 1977: The impact that murder has on a family and a community is profound and far-reaching. When a murder goes unsolved, grief is partnered with lasting fear. In a small town like Masardis, Maine, the shock that came after the killing of Lila Drew still reverberates these 45 years later.Who chose to end the life of a 78-year old woman for seemingly no reason? How could this person pass through a town as small as Masardis unnoticed and carry out a brutal attack without detection? Or maybe they weren’t passing through. Maybe Lila Drew’s killer was one of their own.If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - North at (207) 973-3750 or toll free 1-800-432-7381. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/liladrewFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
21/02/2225m 11s

The Disappearance of Jesus De La Cruz (Massachusetts)

LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS 1996: 6-year old Jesus De La Cruz was out playing with a friend on September 28, 1996 when a man approached the two young boys. His friend later told police that Jesus was lured away by that man who promised him a new bike. It was the last time anyone saw Jesus.Despite suspicions surrounding a man in the neighborhood, rumors of drug debt retaliation, accusations cast on the boy’s own mother, and FBI involvement, Jesus’s case remains unsolved.Some wonder if maybe he could be alive out there somewhere, now a 31-year old man.If you have any information concerning Jesus De La Cruz, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or submit an anonymous tip online.  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/jesusdelacruzFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
14/02/2226m 38s

The Disappearance of Kitty Wardwell (Maine)

DEDHAM, MAINE 1983: For nearly three decades, the family of Kitty Collins Wardwell hoped that the whereabouts of their daughter, sister, and mother would be revealed and the secret of what happened to the smart, beautiful Kitty would come out into the light. But they wouldn’t learn the truth about Kitty until someone else passed away 28 years later.You won’t find her name on the Maine State Police Unsolved case list anymore, as cases like Kitty’s are excluded when there is evidence establishing beyond a reasonable doubt that the person responsible is dead, but the death of a key individual is not a true resolution for Kitty Wardwell.Is someone out there, still walking the streets of Maine, holding onto information that could uncover the secret of why Kitty disappeared and the person, or persons, responsible? View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/kittywardwellFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
07/02/2226m 54s

The Suspicious Death of Shawn O'Brien (Rhode Island)

RHODE ISLAND, 2006: Was it a seizure or did somebody murder Shawn O'Brien? His daughter, Natalia St. Louis, just wants to know the truth, but the details of that July afternoon in 2006 don’t make any sense. It was labeled a medical call, an apparent seizure, but the autopsy report and blood evidence at the scene point to something much more violent than that. Over 15 years later, Shawn O’Brien’s case is still labeled a suspicious death.She’s been told to keep quiet, but if she’s not asking questions, chasing down leads, and talking about father’s case, who will?NOTE: At the time of this episode’s original release day in January 2022, no one has been arrested or charged with any crimes as it relates to the suspicious death of Shawn O’Brien. Names mentioned in this episode are in the public record, though no individuals have been publicly named persons of interest or suspects in this case.If you have any information regarding the death of Shawn O’Brien in July of 2006, please contact Cranston Police Detective Rob Santagata at (401) 942-2211 or text the tip line at (401) 284-9555. For more information and updates in Shawn’s case, visit justiceforshawnobrien.com. Contact information and photos are listed at darkdowneast.com.  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/shawnobrienFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
31/01/2241m 25s

The Murder of Sophie Sergie Part 2 (Alaska)

26 years is a long time to wait for answers in an unsolved homicide, but in 2019 the family of 20-year old Sophie Sergie finally had a glimmer of hope that closure was possible. Familial DNA evidence led cold case investigators from Alaska all the way to Auburn, Maine and to the doorstep of the man now charged with the murder of Sophie Sergie.The trial of Steven H. Downs began in January 2022 and continues as we speak. If you haven’t tuned into part I of Sophie Sergie’s story, please pause here and turn back one episode, because in this episode, you’ll hear about the evidence, the admitted mistakes, and the list of alternative suspects that the defense says will change your mind about who committed this violent crime.At the end of it all, we all just want one thing – Justice for Sophie Sergie and peace for her family. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/sophiesergie2Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
24/01/2231m 44s

The Murder of Sophie Sergie, Part 1 (Alaska)

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA 1993: Sophie Sergie was a first generation college student from a small village in rural Alaska who set her eyes on building a better future for herself and her family. In April of 1993, someone cut that future short.This case played out on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks over 4000 miles from New England and nearly three decades in the past, but the long arm of justice knows no limits of distance or time. DNA evidence reached across the farthest corners of the United States to implicate the alleged killer of Sophie Sergie. He was working as a nurse in Auburn, Maine.The 2019 arrest of Steven Downs seemed like the first sign of real closure for Sophie’s family, but as the trial proceedings play out in Alaska Superior Court right now in January of 2022, what seemed like a clear answer on the surface gets more difficult to pin down each day.This is Part I of Sophie Sergie's story. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/sophiesergieFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
17/01/2232m 5s

The Murder of Douglas J. Parent (Maine)

WALDOBORO, MAINE 1983: Who killed well-known Waldoboro figure Douglas J. Parent? And why? His case has been on the Maine Unsolved Homicide list for decades, and one rumor about what happened the night of October 2, 1983 has circulated nearly as long. In this special episode of Dark Downeast, you’ll get to know Doug Parent through his own words and voice and we’ll dig into the whispered theory that even some inside the law enforcement community believe could hold pieces of the truth, if only they could prove it.If you have any information about the murder of Douglas J. Parent, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit at (207) 624-7143 or submit a tip here.  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/dougparentFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
10/01/2236m 13s

The Murder of Sean Conway (Maine)

CORNISH, MAINE 1991: Sean Conway's family has been waiting 31 years to learn what happened to their brother and son on January 16, 1991. This long-standing case is still considered an open and active homicide investigation, though it’s been years since any new developments have come to light.Nim is on Dark Downeast to share her brother’s story in hopes that it will reach the person or persons who know exactly what happened at that motorcycle supply shop in Cornish, Maine one January afternoon.If you have information about Sean Conway’s murder, contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit at 1-800-228-0857 or submit a tip here.  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/seanconwayFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
03/01/2235m 49s

The Murder of Jason Bass & Disappearance of Adam Emery (Rhode Island)

RHODE ISLAND, 1990: They were sitting in their car eating clam chowder when another vehicle smashed into their rear bumper and took off. Adam Emery pursued the apparent hit and run driver. The ensuing confrontation escalated to homicide -- Adam stabbed and killed 20-year old Jason Bass. Though Adam Emery was found guilty of murder and awaited sentencing, he and his wife Elena Emery had other plans.To this day, state police, the FBI, and even international law enforcement continue searching for Adam Emery. Meanwhile, the family of Jason Bass waits for an ending that brings the long-awaited closure they deserve.This episode was co-written by Dena Norman. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/jasonbassFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
27/12/2127m 17s

The Murder of Katherine Murphy (Maine)

WATERVILLE, MAINE 1971: Katherine Murphy was a freshman at Colby College, continuing her family legacy at Maine's mini-Ivy liberal arts school, when someone stole her life. This is the still unsolved homicide of Katherine Murphy.This episode was co-written by Natalie Jones. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/katherinemurphyFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
20/12/2123m 35s

The Murder of Michael T. Connolly (Maine)

PORTLAND, 1930: The early morning had been foggy and dark, and the high tide came in at 3:17 a.m. It was the perfect storm for a successful offloading of alcohol—if nobody noticed or got in the way. Had Officer Connolly found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time? Or did he know something was going to happen on the waterfront that morning? Had he tried to stop it?Like the waters of Casco Bay, the mystery and the uncertainty surrounding the death of patrolman Michael T. Connolly in the early morning hours of August 15th, 1930, is just as deep and open ended today as when it was a fresh case over ninety years ago.This episode was co-written with Noah Bonnell. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/michaelconnollyFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
13/12/2132m 31s

The Suspicious Death of Alexie Adams (Maine)

ORONO, MAINE 2018: A young woman in a college town was found dead in the snow. From the first minutes of the investigation, police assumed she must’ve had too much to drink, fell down, and didn’t get back up in the sub-zero temperatures. Her death was an accident. A terrible, tragic accident.But the family of Alexie Adams and the private investigator they’ve hired aren’t convinced they have the entire truth about what happened to Alexie that night. We’ll dig into the investigation of Alexie Adams’ death -- the evidence, the witness statements, the action and inaction of law enforcement, and the possible missteps leading to an outcome that has left the family with more questions than answers.PRODUCER NOTE: This episode was produced with the consent and participation of members of Alexie Adams’ family. Opinions expressed by interviewees do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Dark Downeast, Kylie Low, or affiliated parties.Anyone with further information about the night of February 2, 2018 and the early morning hours of February 3, 2018 please contact bangorprivateinvestigations@gmail.com. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/alexieadamsFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
06/12/2149m 49s

The Murder of Jack Bevins, Part 2 (Maine)

OGUNQUIT, 1990: When York Police Detectives found the body of John “Jack” Bevins on his bathroom floor surrounded by blood and shell casings, it was obvious they were dealing with a homicide. But what unfolded from that April afternoon was a complex criminal case and a defense never-before seen at trial in the State of Maine.Are there exceptions to murder? That’s what the defense was prepared to argue for their client, the victim’s wife, Jacqueline Bevins.This is the Jack and Jackie Bevins Case, Part 2. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/bevins2Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
29/11/2130m 55s

The Murder of Jack Bevins Part 1 (Maine)

OGUNQUIT, 1990: This case will challenge you. It will raise questions in your mind about consequence and justice, and what happens when an individual decides, or maybe, is forced to take those things into their own hands.The Jack and Jackie Bevins Case, Part 1. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/bevins1Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
22/11/2125m 32s

The Murder of Thomas Napier (Maine)

SACO, 1993: Thomas Napier did not have an easy life. His childhood years were plagued with pain and trauma, and then as a teenager his choices landed him in trouble with the law. But by the time he turned 22-years old, Thomas was on a better path. He had a job, a stable home life, and a new car he loved. Things were looking up.Sadly, the progress Thomas was making in his life would never reach its full potential. One weekend in October of 1993 changed everything, and his family still asks the same questions all these years later – Who killed Thomas?If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - South at (207) 624-7076 x9 or toll free at 1-800-452-4664. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form.  View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/thomasnapierFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
15/11/2121m 37s

The Suspicious Death of William Costello (Massachusetts)

MASSACHUSETTS, 1933: When Captain William Costello was found unresponsive on his bathroom floor, the responding doctor assumed he suffered a heart attack. No sooner was the last flower laid at his tomb did the rumors begin to swirl. It seemed no one believed the Fire Captain died of anything natural. All eyes were on his wife, Mrs. Jessie Costello, who seemed to love the attention.This is the story of William Costello and his wife, Jessie Costello. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/williamcostelloFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
08/11/2135m 19s

The Ghost Town Beneath Flagstaff Lake (Maine)

On July 4, 1949, the villages of Flagstaff and Dead River came together, with current residents and past, for a celebration that they called Old Home Days. They knew a celebration like this would never happen again, because the little villages of Flagstaff and Dead River were about to die.Years of methodical planning and legislative action, of deconstruction and relocation and clear cutting, of door-knockings from lawyers, of man-made fires and packed trucks filled with personal possessions finally culminated in a flood that would drown the small towns, effectively erasing them from the map of Maine forever.This is The Day Dead River Died: The Ghost Town Beneath Flagstaff Lake. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/flagstafflakeFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
01/11/2127m 32s

The Suspicious Death of Sally Maynard Moran (Maine)

QUESTIONABLE, 1953: Sally Maynard Moran left for a walk to the far side of Monhegan Island on the evening of July 9, 1953. That side of the island is known for the tallest oceanside cliffs on the Maine coastline. It’s among those cliffs this story unfolds. Was it a truly tragic accident? Was it a choice? Or could it have possibly been murder? View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/sallymoranFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
25/10/2128m 27s

The Suspicious Death of Wanda Mitchell (Maine)

UNDETERMINED, 1980: She was one day shy of her 15th birthday when Wanda Mitchell ran away from home. Less than a year later, her remains were recovered from the woods in Poland, Maine. To this day, her death is considered undetermined -- not a homicide, not an accident, not a single clear answer as to what happened to the teenage girl or who, if anyone, is responsible.The search for answers has gone on for over 40 years. Wanda’s mother is keeping her story alive.This is the story of Wanda Jean Mitchell told by her mother Sheila Simoneaux. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/wandamitchellFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
18/10/2132m 38s

The Suspicious Death of Marcia Moore (Washington)

FROM AWAY, 1979: It took over 10 years for remains found in the woods of Stacyville, Maine to finally be identified. Thanks to a true crime podcast, a listener who trusted her gut, and DNA testing, Mr. Christopher Roof had his identity back.With a name and a face to a man previously known as the Stacyville John Doe, one Maine reporter was tasked with learning more about Christopher Roof. It started with a survey of property records in Concord, Massachusetts, but Alex MacDougall’s search took him far beyond New England to another undetermined death in the same family decades earlier and over 3000 miles away.We’re taking a look at the connection Alex MacDougall uncovered and the curious life of Christopher Roof’s mother, Marcia Moore. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/marciamooreFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
11/10/2128m 14s

The Suspicious Death of Christopher Roof, the Stacyville John Doe (Maine)

MAINE JOHN DOE, 2010: For years, he was known only by the name stitched into the blue and white striped knit hat he was wearing. Chris, the Stacyville John Doe.Now, nearly 11 years later, the man known only by his first name has his identity back, thanks to a woman who heard his description on a podcast and trusted her gut.This is the story of Christopher Roof, told with the help of Sydney Copp and Alex MacDougall, on Dark Downeast. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/christopherroofFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
04/10/2127m 16s

The Disappearance of Angel Torres, Part 2 (Maine)

Imagine your son, imagine any person you love, just disappears. No viable leads, no physical evidence, nothing to direct your search beyond unreliable or uncooperative witnesses with ever changing stories. That ambiguous loss is like a cloud over the lives of Ramona and Narciso Torres. Until they have closure and can bring their son, Angel Antonio Torres, home, that cloud follows them around.In Part 2, we’ll take a closer look at the night Angel Torres disappeared without a trace and the investigation into what happened in Biddeford, Maine on May 21, 1999, and why some people may be withholding the information about where Angel Torres is now.This is the story of Angel Torres: Part 2, told by his parents Ramona and Narciso Torres and his younger brother, Jamel Torres.If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - South at (207) 624-7076 x9 or toll free at 1-800-452-4664. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/angeltorres2Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
27/09/2135m 30s

The Disappearance of Angel Torres Part 1 (Maine)

MAINE MISSING PERSON, 1999: It's been 22 years, and Ramona and Narciso Torres are still waiting for the answers that will bring their son Angel Antonio "Tony" Torres home.Through their memories and stories, we get to know Angel and who he was before he disappeared, and the earliest circumstances of the days after he called his parents for the last time.This is the story of Angel Torres, Part 1, told by his parents Ramona and Narciso Torres.If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - South at (207) 624-7076 x9 or toll free at 1-800-452-4664. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/angel1Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
20/09/2128m 46s

The Disappearance of Grace and Gracie Reapp (Vermont)

DISAPPEARANCE/HOMICIDE, 1978: Grace Reapp was a devoted mother of three children, but one June afternoon, she left a note for her husband, Michael Reapp. She and their daughter, Gracie Noel, were gone. It took Michael five days to report his wife and daughter missing, and that's just the start of the suspicion against him.This is the case of Grace and Little Gracie Reapp.If you have any information on this case, please contact Lieutenant John MacCallum of the Vermont State Police. Tips may also be submitted anonymously online or by texting keyword: VTIPS to 274637 (CRIMES). View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/gracegraciereappFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
13/09/2124m 22s

The Murder of Crystal Perry (Maine)

BRIDGTON, MAINE: 12-year old Sarah Perry was asleep in bed when an attacker took her mother's life. It took over a decade for DNA evidence to bring Crystal Perry's killer to justice.Sarah Perry is now the author of “After the Eclipse”, a memoir that documents her early life in Bridgton, Maine with her mother, as well as the details and aftermath of her murder in 1994.From her own memories and through conversations with Crystal’s family, friends, and acquaintances, as well as evidence and case files, Sarah Perry got to know her mother’s life through a new lens and see clearly the issues working against the search for answers in Crystal Perry’s case.This is Crystal Perry's story told by her daughter, Sarah Perry.Donate to RAINNDonate to Women for Afghan WomenDonate to the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/crystalperryFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
06/09/2140m 21s

BONUS: The Murders of Patricia Walsh and Mary Anne Wysocki (Massachusetts)

A special conversation with Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan, authors of The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer.This special companion episode of Dark Downeast is different from what you’re used to hearing on the show. This interview explores the work that went into researching Tony Costa, the process of digging into Liza’s often challenging and traumatic childhood, what they learned about the women lost to Cape Cod’s serial killer hiding in plain sight, and why Liza might’ve been spared a similar fate.Before you hit play, please listen to Murder on Cape Cod: Patricia Walsh and Mary Anne Wysocki on Dark Downeast.Buy The Babysitter by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan at Bookshop.org. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/thebabysitterFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
03/09/2149m 17s

The Murders of Patricia Walsh and Mary Anne Wysocki (Massachusetts)

CAPE COD, 1969: It was supposed to be a fun and relaxing girl's weekend in Provincetown for Patricia Walsh and Mary Anne Wysocki. They couldn't have known that helping a friendly stranger in their boarding house would put them into the orbit of a killer.These are the stories of Pat Walsh, Mary Anne Wysocki, Sydney Monzon, and Susan Perry.The Babysitter by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/patriciamaryanneFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
30/08/2131m 39s

The Murder of Robert Joyal Part 2 (Maine)

His fresh start was cut short. Robert Joyal’s life ended in the middle of a chaotic scene. Though dozens of witnesses stood watching, some even participating in the violence that April night in 1998, Rob’s case remains unsolved. His family is still waiting.In part 2, Marc Joyal-Myers describes the frustrations of the narrowly focused investigation and what he’s doing to support not only his own family, but also others who may fall into the same cracks of unsolved homicides and missing persons cases in Maine.Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Portland Maine Police Detective Jeff Tulley at (207) 874-8550 or the anonymous tip line at (207) 874-8584.TAKE ACTION: darkdowneast.com/robertjoyal View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/robertjoyal2Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
24/08/2127m 56s

The Murder of Robert Joyal Part 1 (Maine)

UNSOLVED MAINE HOMICIDE, 1998: Marc Joyal-Myers was 11-years old when he lost his big brother, 18-year old Robert Joyal. More than two decades have passed since that night in April 1998 when someone ended Rob’s life in a Portland, Maine parking lot.Now, Marc is a voice for the brother he lost who can no longer speak for himself. Marc is also a voice for the hundreds of other victims and families whose lives are upended by violent crime.This is the unsolved case of Robert Joyal, part 1, told by his little brother, Marc Joyal-Myers.Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Portland Maine Police Detective Jeff Tulley at (207) 874-8550 or the anonymous tip line at (207) 874-8584.TAKE ACTION: darkdowneast.com/robertjoyal View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/robertjoyalFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
23/08/2137m 47s

The Disappearance of Tammy Lynn Belanger (New Hampshire)

EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: 8-year old Tammy Lynn Belanger was skipping down the road to Lincoln Street School, right on time as she did every day. Except on November 13, 1984, something or someone intercepted her usual route. Tammy Lynn never made it home. She didn't even make it to school.One suspect emerged as the likely perpetrator, but despite his long history of offenses against young girls, investigators are still searching for that one piece of hard evidence that would prove his guilt once and for all.CONTENT WARNING: This episode discusses sexual assault and violent against children. Please listen with caution.Anyone with information about the unsolved disappearance of Tammy Lynn Belanger is asked to call the Exeter Police Department at 603–772–1212. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/tammybelangerFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
16/08/2130m 35s

The Murder of Darien Richardson Part 2 (Maine)

Since that night in January 2010 when a masked intruder fired several rounds into Darien Richardson’s bedroom, Judi Richardson and her family have waited for the call that would bring them closure and justice in Darien’s still unsolved murder.In Part 1, we got to know Darien through the eyes of her mother, and we heard about the painful, emotional road to recovery after suffering two gunshot wounds that was then unexpectedly cut short. Begin listening with Part 1 for the full story.In Part 2, with Darien’s passing, Portland Police had a homicide investigation on their hands. A clue still lodged in Darien’s hip would lead them to the first big break in the case, but a break that would only take them so far when a loophole left the investigation stalled at a frustrating dead end.The family and friends of Darien Richardson are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for her death. Anyone with information regarding Darien Richardson’s murder is asked to contact the Detective Division of the Portland Police Department at (207) 874-8479 or at www.portland-police.com. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/darienrichardson2Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
09/08/2127m 31s

The Murder of Darien Richardson Part 1 (Maine)

PORTLAND HOMICIDE, 2010: An unknown gunman fired several rounds into Darien Richardson's bedroom at her Portland, Maine apartment as she and her then-boyfriend lay sleeping. While Darien initially survived, complications from her gunshot woulds would ultimately claim her life just two short months later. Darien's case remains unsolved.In this two-part series, you’ll get to know Darien Richardson through the memories of her mother. You’ll hear about the happy, determined, kind, friend-to-all woman whose life was cut short, and the frustrating dead end details of her case that have left her family without answers for over a decade.The family and friends of Darien Richardson are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for her death. Anyone with information regarding Darien Richardson’s murder is asked to contact the Detective Division of the Portland Police Department at (207) 874-8479 or at www.portland-police.com. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/darienrichardsonFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
02/08/2133m 42s

The Murder of Mattie Hackett (Maine)

At Readfield Corner Cemetery in quiet Readfield, Maine, a gleaming granite headstone marks the final resting place of Mattie Hackett, born January 29, 1888, died August 17, 1905. Mattie was just 17 years old when she was murdered just outside her home on Kents Hill.Though more than a century has passed since that August evening when her life was stolen, the answer to Mattie’s mysterious killing was never uncovered. The question remains: Who really killed Mattie Hackett? View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/mattiehackettFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
26/07/2142m 56s

The Murder of Beverly Polchies (Maine)

UNSOLVED MAINE MURDER: Just before 10 p.m. on the night of October 13, 1984, an unknown man pulled into the emergency room drop-off at Eastern Maine Medical Center. The man didn’t identify himself, or the badly injured woman sitting in his front seat. The driver told hospital staff that she was hit by a car. As they placed the woman in a wheelchair and brought her inside, the driver sped off without another word.Within minutes, the injured woman succumbed to her injuries. She died there at the hospital, nameless and alone. Today, we know her name, but nearly 37 years later we still don’t know the truth about what happened to her.If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - North at (207) 973-3750 or toll free 1-800-432-7381. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/beverlypolchiesFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
19/07/2127m 26s

The Annie C. Maguire Shipwreck at Portland Head Light

SPECIAL EDITION: On Christmas Eve in 1886, the Annie C. Maguire ran aground on the rocky shoreline of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, just below the iconic Portland Head Light. If you’ve visited the famous beacon, you’ve likely seen for yourself the simple but ever present tribute on those very rocks that’s been painted and repainted for over a century, the original letters inscribed there by the son of the lighthouse keeper whose family helped rescue the ship’s passengers and crew.The waters of Casco Bay and Maine’s coast are drenched with tales of shipwrecks and tragedy and lives lost at sea, but among all the true stories and the legends that endure, the story of the Annie C. Maguire is among the most intriguing.Was the Christmas Eve shipwreck at Portland Head Light an accident? Or was it a crime? View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/anniecmaguireFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
12/07/2131m 36s

The Murders of Luella Blakeslee and Debra Lee Horn (New Hampshire)

NH COLD CASES, 1969: Are the cases of Susan Randall, Luella Blakeslee and Debra Lee Horn connected?This episode examines the cases of Luella Blakeslee of Hooksett and Debra Lee Horn of Allenstown. If you haven't listened to The Case of Susan Randall on Dark Downeast, start there.If you have information regarding this case, contact the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit at (603) 271-2663, coldcaseunit@dos.nh.gov, or leave a tip. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/nhcoldcasesFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
05/07/2134m 20s

The Murder of Susan Randall (New Hampshire)

NEW HAMPSHIRE MURDER, 1971: DNA evidence is one of the most critical developments in the history of criminal investigations ever. Cold cases from the pre-DNA era are reviewed with new testing and analysis in the hopes that the advanced science will reveal new information in a long-standing unsolved murder.But that’s not the only way DNA evidence is used in criminal cases. According to the Innocence Project, new DNA evidence and testing has exonerated 192 individuals wrongly convicted of crimes that DNA proved they didn’t commit. Could this be the case of Susan Randall and the man convicted of her murder?Not so fast. I want you to hear the whole story -- Susan Randall’s story. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/susanrandallFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
28/06/2135m 30s

SOLVED: Janet Brochu & Geraldine Ann Finn (Maine)

MURDER & COLD CASE ARREST: You’ve heard pieces of Geraldine Ann Finn’s story on Dark Downeast before. Her case seemed undoubtedly linked to an over 3-decades old cold case that I covered on the show in January of this year. It’s time to tell Geraldine's whole story.Plus, in a special interview with Lt. Jeffery Love, commanding officer of the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit, you’ll hear an update on the case of Janet Brochu, and I ask why it took 34 years to arrest Gerald Goodale for her murder View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/geraldinefinnFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
21/06/2141m 40s

The Murder of Richard S. Bellittieri (Maine)

MAINE MURDER, 2012: When anyone asked where Richard Bellittieri was, the carpenter he hired on Craigslist said that Richard had a death in the family and went back to New York. A year later, Richard still hadn't returned to his beloved home in the Downeast region of Maine. When police pulled that carpenter over under suspicion of drunk driving, they uncovered a lot more than an OUI. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/richardbellittieriFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
14/06/2133m 36s

The Murder of Debra Dill (Maine)

MAINE MURDER, 1973: When a passing driver discovered 18-year old Debra Dill's car on the side of a rural back road near Litchfield, Maine on September 16, 1973, it began a fifteen year search for answers and a journey to justice in the random, violent killing of a beloved young woman.This is the story of a woman’s life stolen, a bizarre confession and imperfect investigation, and the complex criminal justice issue of parole. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/debradillFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
07/06/2132m 1s

The Disappearance of Anneliese Heinig (Maine)

MAINE MISSING PERSON, 2019: A passing driver caught only a glimpse as the woman, wearing all black from her shoes to her hat, walked away from a black SUV parked on the side of 295 in Falmouth, Maine. That was the final sighting of 37-year old Anneliese Heinig. It was November 26, 2019.Though her family is still waiting for her to return, you won’t find Anneliese’s case on a Maine Missing Persons list. Anneliese’s disappearance has fallen into a category of missing persons cases with an unofficial conclusion; that she is missing of her own accord, but until she is found, no one can, or should, say for sure what happened to Anneliese.Update: The skeletal remains of Anneliese Heinig were discovered near I-295 just north of the Presumpscot River, found by a kayaker on September 13, 2021. I have been in contact with Anneliese’s mother, Anne, and I ask that we all hold Anneliese, her parents and sister, and Anneliese’s children close to our hearts. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/annelieseheinigFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
31/05/2144m 39s

The Disappearance of Ludger Belanger (Maine)

MAINE MISSING PERSON, 1975: It was November 25, 1975 in Washington, Maine and Ludger Belanger stepped out into the freshly fallen snow, leaving deep boot prints as he disappeared into the woods in search of a buck. That was the last time his young wife Linda saw him, 46 years ago this year. But as the investigation revealed, it’s not the last time anyone saw him.His name remains on the Maine Missing Persons list, but the details of Ludger Belanger’s disappearance point to much more than a man who walked into the woods and never walked out. Tracks in the snow tell stories that those involved won’t.Linda Perkins continues the search for her husband and father of their three girls. She is on Dark Downeast to share his story.This is Unsolved Missing Persons case of Ludger Belanger on Dark Downeast.If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - Central at (207) 624-7143 or toll free at 1-800-452-4664. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/ludgerbelangerFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
24/05/2140m 53s

The Disappearance of Kurt Newton (Maine)

MAINE MISSING PERSON, 1975: It was Labor Day weekend 1975 at Natanis Point Campground in Chain of Ponds Township, and the Newton family was celebrating the end of another classic New England summer. For the first few hours, it seemed as though all was right—the biggest concern of the day being who would catch the first trout.But that picture-perfect morning, set in the deep, green, remote North Woods of Maine would soon become two parents’ worst nightmare and the beginning of a 46-year-old North Woods mystery that would lead to one of the largest searches in state history and to this day baffle even Maine’s most seasoned wardens.This is the disappearance of Kurt Newton. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/kurtnewtonFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
17/05/2135m 15s

The Disappearance of Kim Moreau Part 2 (Maine)

What you're about to hear, the details of the night Kim Moreau disappeared, it’s all been pieced together through the family’s own investigation, leads they’ve independently checked, interviews they’ve conducted themselves, combined with information uncovered by detectives and other local and state law enforcement.Still 35 years later, no one has been charged with any crime as it relates to the disappearance of Kimberly Moreau, but the names you’ll hear have long been publicly associated with the case.The family of Kim Moreau is offering a reward for verifiable information leading to the location and discovery of Kim Moreau or her remains. Email justwanttofindher@gmail.com or call Richard Moreau, (207) 320-5997.If you have information that could help in the investigation, please contact Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit South at (207) 624-7076 or leave an anonymous tip.Watch the Dark Downeast mini-documentary, Missing Kim View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/kimmoreau-part2Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
10/05/2150m 13s

The Disappearance of Kim Moreau Part 1 (Maine)

MAINE MISSING PERSON, 1986: If you’ve driven through the western counties of Maine anytime over the last 35 years, you’ve likely seen Kimberly Moreau’s face. Each year, her father hangs posters with the photo of his smiling daughter on telephone poles, hoping someday, someone will dial his number with the answers he’s been seeking since the day his 17-year old daughter went missing in 1986.In this two-part series on Dark Downeast, you’ll hear about an investigation plagued by admitted inexperience and oversight, how her family’s pleas were disregarded, and the decades of rumors and tips. You’ll meet her father, Richard Moreau, her two sisters Diane and Karen, and friends of the Moreau family who have become the critical support and boots on the ground, always searching for Kim.This is the Disappearance of Kim Moreau, Part 1.If you have information that could help in the investigation, please contact Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit South at (207) 624-7076 or leave an anonymous tip.Watch the Dark Downeast mini-documentary, Missing Kim View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/kimmoreau-part1Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
03/05/2141m 2s

The Dark History and Demise of Élan School (Maine)

Élan School was founded as a drug treatment program in 1970, pairing controversial confrontational attack therapies with education, all in the wooded setting of Poland, Maine. It's founders, Joe Ricci and Dr. Gerald Davidson, promised rehabilitation, reform, and a future for many children of wealthy and well-known parents.When outside state officials took a closer look at what really went on behind closed doors, it was just the beginning of unending allegations and controversy.For more information and resources on the Troubled Teen Industry, visit breakingcodesilence.net. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/elanschoolFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
26/04/2138m 47s

The Murders of Cyrus Everett and Donna Mauch (Maine)

MAINE MURDERS, 1964: When a cryptic poem landed on the editor's desk at the Fort Fairfield Review in 1984, it would be the beginning of the end of a 20 year saga that cast a dark shadow over the small Aroostook County town.Two highly publicized murders, plagued by inexperience, rumor, and political drama, would go unsolved for two decades until finally, the spider himself got caught in the tangled web he believed he was weaving.These are the Fort Fairfield Murders of Cyrus Everett and Donna Mauch. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/fortfairfieldmurdersFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
19/04/2149m 37s

The Murder of Julie Campbell (Massachusetts)

COLD CASE, 1978: Julie Campbell's sister, Lori Manning, is on Dark Downeast to share memories of her sister, and questions that a remain in this cold case over 43 years later.Why end the life of this beloved woman? How did the attacker take Julie by surprise, a woman with a Black Belt in Karate and mace always in her pocket? Who killed Julie? Is it possible that Julie Campbell's murderer has ties to other cases in Massachusetts, Maine, and beyond?If you have information regarding this case, please call the Cambridge, Massachusetts tip line at 617-349-3359.Visit juliecampbellmurder.com View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/juliecampbellFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
12/04/2143m 45s

The Murder of Emma J. Turnbull (Maine)

MAINE MURDER, 1916: Emma J. Turnbull was the widow of Charles Turnbull and mother of eight children. When Harold Turnbull returned home on August 4, 1916 to an alarming scene and his mother nowhere to be found, the frantic search for Mrs. Turnbull became a community-wide effort.Suspicion turned quickly to the woman's own nephew, but with only circumstantial evidence, how could they prove he killed her? It was a job for undercover detectives playing the most unlikely of roles. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/emmaturnbullFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
05/04/2132m 52s

The Murder of Zenovia Clegg (New York)

MAINE, 1951: When Zenovia Clegg's killer confessed to his crime, he also revealed small scraps of the secrets he’d been keeping throughout the decades.Is Charles E. Terry the serial killer responsible for the murders of two women whose cases are still unsolved decades later? And what really happened to Patricia Wing in the back of that Cadillac?These are the complex, dark, and interwoven stories of Shirley Coolen, Donna Kimmey, Zenovia Clegg, and Patricia Wing. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/charlesterryFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
29/03/2138m 5s

The Suspicious Death of Patricia Wing (Maine)

MAINE, 1958: Patricia Wing hadn’t been seen in over 24 hours, not since the afternoon of Tuesday, June 3, 1958. As a 29-year old mother of five, it was highly unusual. Her husband Wendell and her youngest son Harvey were both home sleeping that afternoon, but Patricia left no clues, no indication that when she left the house that day it would be for the last time.The case that unraveled from that June afternoon would reveal secrets kept from spouses, an imperfect investigation in a small, rural county, and a compelling case by the defense that is still questioned to this day. Was it all an unfortunate accident? View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/patriciawingFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
22/03/2131m 10s

The Survival Story of Kayleigh Ballantyne (Massachusetts)

SOUTH BOSTON, 2013: On the night of July 23, 2013, 21-year old Mainer Kayleigh Ballantyne was randomly attacked as she walked into her apartment in Southie. As her attacker made clear his plans, Kayleigh told herself she was going to survive.A survivor of a random act of violence, Kayleigh is sharing her journey through recovery, how she’s using her trauma for advocacy, and why her story is forever connected to the story of another woman, Amy Lord, who lost her life by the hands of the same attacker.This is Kayleigh Ballantyne’s story, told by Kayleigh Ballantyne herself. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/kayleighFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
15/03/2137m 33s

The Disappearances of William Sanborn and Alphonse Cote Jr. (Maine)

MAINE MYSTERY, 1924: When Lottie reported her first husband, William Sanborn, missing from their home in North Gorham, Maine, the Sheriff took her word for it. But when Lottie's second husband Alphonse Cote Jr. disappeared under mysterious circumstances, it was time to pay a visit to the Cote farm.What really happened to William Sanborn? Did he meet the same fate as Alphonse Cote Jr.? It all points back to their wife in common, Lottie Cote. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/lottiecoteFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
08/03/2133m 14s

The Murder of Mary Catherine Olenchuk (Maine)

UNSOLVED MAINE MURDER, 1970: 13-year old Mary Catherine Olenchuk left the beach before her family for a bike ride into town. She was last seen alive just 200 yards from her family's Ogunquit summer home, getting into a maroon car with an unknown man.13 days later, police found Mary's body in an abandoned Kennebunk barn. To this day, speculation continues over what happened to the young daughter of a military general. Did her father's involvement in a a controversial operation play a role in her disappearance and death?If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - South at (207) 624-7076 x9 or toll free at 1-800-452-4664. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/maryolenchukFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
22/02/2129m 33s

The Murders of Stella Bolton & James ‘JJ’ Moore (New Hampshire)

NEW HAMPSHIRE COLD CASE, 1991: February 16, 2021, marks 30 years since two beloved figures of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire community were found dead, victims of an attack in their own home.This is the case of Stella Bolton and James ‘JJ’ Moore, a special release mini-episode of Dark Downeast.Report what you know with the New Hampshire Cold Case Tip Form View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/stellaboltonjjmooreFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
16/02/2115m 44s

The Murders of Dr. and Mrs. Littlefield (Maine)

HISTORIC SOUTH PARIS MURDERS, 1937: The murders of Dr. James G. Littlefield and his wife, Lydia Littlefield, became one of Maine's most sensational and confounding cases of the early 1900s.Who really killed the couple, and why? Could the 18-year old Paul Dwyer be the true perpetrator? Or did someone else force him to take the fall, sending him off on a wild ride to nowhere with two bodies in the car?Dark Downeast is supported by Alaina Maria. Get 15% off your order at alaina-marie.com, promo code: DOWNEAST. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/drlittlefieldFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
15/02/2133m 21s

The Murder of Sarah Cherry (Maine)

MAINE MURDER, 1988: 12-year old Sarah Cherry disappeared while babysitting on July 6, 1988. A clue laying in the driveway of the house where she was last seen pointed investigators to their primary suspect. Two days later, Sarah's body was discovered in a shallow grave in the woods in Bowdoinham, Maine.Dennis Dechaine is serving a life sentence for the murder of Sarah Cherry, but over 30 years later, he maintains his innocence, and so do his loyal supporters.Retired Detective Dan Reed joins me in the telling of this story. He was one of the first to respond when Sarah was reported missing. Dan Reed came face to face with the man who would later be convicted of her murder. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/sarahcherryFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
08/02/2151m 0s

The Murder of Leslie Spellman (Maine)

ACADIA COLD CASE, 1977: Leslie Spellman was just 27-years old when she set off to Bar Harbor in the summer of 1977, hitchhiking from Vermont with her scruffy mutt Taylor by her side. Her beaten body would be found just a day after she left for her adventure, along the walking trail at Asticou Gardens in Northeast Harbor.To this day, over 40 years later, her family is still searching for answers -- Who Killed Leslie Spellman?If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - North at (207) 973-3750 or toll free 1-800-432-7381. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/lesliespellmanFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
05/02/2125m 28s

The Murder of Kathy Frost (Maine)

MAINE MURDER, 1987: 26-year old Kathy Frost scanned the pages of her Bangor Daily News, concluding with a careful assessment of the personals. One ad caught her eye. An active outdoorsman searching for a lasting relationship. Kathy circled the address.Three weeks later, Kathy married the man from the ad. And 21 days after they said "I Do", Kathy Frost Larson died in an apparent accidental fall from Otter Cliff in Acadia National Park. But Mr. Larson's story wasn't adding up. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/kathyfrostlarsonFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
01/02/2140m 35s

The Murders of Janet Brochu & Geraldine Finn (Maine)

MAINE COLD CASE, 1987: After she was refused service at a bar in Waterville, Maine on December 23, 1987, 20-year old Janet Brochu accepted a ride home from a guy she'd met at the bowling alley earlier that night. But Janet never made it home.When you hear the details of Janet Brochu’s case, and how it intertwines with the murder of Geraldine Finn, another young Maine woman around the same time and place, you’ll be demanding to know how it’s possible Janet Brochu’s case is still without answers. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/janetbrochuFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
25/01/2124m 45s

The Disappearance of Daniel K. Wood Jr. (Maine)

MAINE COLD CASE, 1954: On July 22nd, 1954, Daniel K. Wood Jr. grabbed his fishing pole and set off on foot down Portland Road in Gray, Maine.Just ten minutes later, the phone rang at the Wood home. It was Danny. He told his mother he got a job with a door-to-door salesman. She warned him not to go off with strangers, but Danny simply replied, "I'll be home by dark." 12-year old Danny did not return.The search for answers in this enduring cold case continues nearly 70 years later. When a strange letter appeared in the mailboxes of two hundred Mainers in 2003, would it lead to answers, or only more questions?If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - South at (207) 624-7076 x9 or toll free at 1-800-452-4664. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/danielkwoodjrFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
18/01/2139m 29s

The Murder of Lizzi Marriott (New Hampshire)

NEW HAMPSHIRE MURDER, 2012: When Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott left the University of New Hampshire campus for a movie night at a friend's house, she told her aunt and uncle she'd be home by midnight.On Wednesday morning, Becki and Tony noticed their niece wasn’t home. Maybe it got late, and Lizzi crashed at her friend’s place. But on Thursday morning, there was still no sign of Lizzi. No one has seen Lizzi since that night, October 9, 2012, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know what happened to her… Or who is responsible. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/lizzimarriottFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
11/01/2138m 57s

The Murder of Sonny Grotton (Maine)

MAINE MURDER, 1983: Sonny Grotton lay in his dooryard, blood pooling around him. Norma dialed 9-1-1. Everything happened quickly.When first responders arrived at the scene, Sonny spoke only in gurgled noises, unable to say who pulled the trigger firing three shots into his body, one at close range. Mervin "Sonny" Grotton was pronounced dead at 8:36 p.m. on December 16, 1983.A giving family man, a long career in the Navy. No known enemies, no suspicious dealings. Who would shoot and kill Sonny Grotton in his own front yard, with his wife and son just inside? View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/sonnygrottonFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
04/01/2134m 54s

The Disappearance of Pauline Rourke (Maine)

MAINE MISSING PERSON, 1977: When Honey kissed her sleeping mother goodbye before school on December 15, 1977, it was the last time Pauline Rourke was ever seen again. But this isn’t just the case of Pauline Rourke’s disappearance. This is also the story of Janet Baxter, Patricia Ann Sinclair, and her children Craig, Christopher, and Christine. The one name that connects every person on that list? Albert P. Cochran.This is the shocking timeline of a murderer walking free, leaving victims and trial technicalities and unsolved crimes in his wake, seizing his opportunity to strike again and again.If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - Central at (207) 624-7143 or toll free at 1-800-452-4664. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/paulinerourkeFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
28/12/2027m 57s

The Disappearance of Ayla Reynolds (Maine)

MAINE MISSING PERSON, 2011: The Ayla Reynolds case is both the largest criminal investigation and the third largest search for a missing child in Maine’s history.If you’ve lived in Maine or New England in the last decade, you probably know the high-level details of the night she went missing from her father’s home, but there is so much to this case. There’s so much that Ayla’s mother Trista Reynolds has fought for. There’s an overwhelming feeling of knowing what happened to Ayla Bell Reynolds, that night in her father’s care. And yet, the search for justice in Ayla’s case continues 9 years later.If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - Central at (207) 624-7143 or toll free at 1-800-452-4664. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/aylareynoldsFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
21/12/2042m 12s

The Disappearance of Virginia Sue Pictou Noyes (Maine)

MAINE MISSING PERSON, 1993: 26-year old Virginia Sue Pictou Noyes disappeared in the early morning hours of April 24, 1993, after she slipped out unnoticed from her Eastern Maine Medical Center hospital room. Nearly 30 years later, her family continues to search for answers through their own investigations and cultural rituals.This is the Cold Case of Virginia Sue Pictou Noyes.Homicide is the third leading cause of death of Native American women. Indigenous women are murdered and sexually assaulted at a rate 10 times higher than other ethnicities, with a majority of them committed by non-Native people on Native-owned land. 85% of Native women experience violence in their lifetime.If you or someone you know needs help, call StrongHearts Native Helpline at 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483). It is a domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. The helpline is anonymous and confidential.If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - North at (207) 973-3750 or toll free 1-800-432-7381. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/virginiasueFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
14/12/2035m 15s

The Murder of Pearl Bruns (Maine)

MAINE MURDER, 1991: On August 11, 1991, Bill and Pearl stood in their kitchen, each taking verbal jabs at the other in another argument over money. As the shouting got louder, Bill grabbed his keys and slammed the door on his way out of the house.When he got home hours later, the house was quiet. Pearl was gone. “Probably run off with one of her ex-husband’s,” Bill thought. He crawled into bed and didn’t give his wife a second thought.At least, that’s what he told police on August 14, 1991, two days later, when Pearl Bruns’ daughter Elaine reported her mother missing.This is the story of a missing mother and a daughter's unrelenting search for answers, ending with a gruesome discovery much closer to home than investigators could've imagined. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/pearlbrunsFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
07/12/2030m 41s

The Disappearance of Amy St. Laurent (Maine)

PORTLAND, MAINE MURDER, 2001: Amy St. Laurent was a beautiful, driven woman entertaining a new friend in Portland's Old Port one Saturday night in October 2001, when she met a guy -- a predator.Amy never showed up for work the next week. She never returned home to feed her cat. Her friends and family distributed missing posters around the Old Port, hoping someone saw something that would lead them to Amy.On December 8, 2001, after months of searching and a focused investigation in the Scarborough woods, investigators came upon a shallow grave just 150 yards from the road. And buried beneath the dirt, still wearing the outfit she picked for her Old Port night out, was Amy St. Laurent. Read Finding Amy by Captain Joseph Loughlin and Kate Clark Flora for a complete look at the Amy St. Laurent story.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/amystlaurentFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
30/11/2029m 5s

The Disappearance of Shirley Moon-Atwood (Maine)

MAINE MISSING PERSON, 2006: Two women, one murdered and one missing, connected by one man. When police discovered the badly beaten body of Cheryl Murdoch and arrested her boyfriend Shannon Atwood for the crime, they pinned him with the mysterious disappearance of his wife, too.But what should be the simplest answer in the disappearance of Shirley Moon-Atwood isn't simple at all.In this case, we have a man with a history of convicted assault against a woman, an ex-wife with a violent conviction of her own, and a new girlfriend found dead with mountains of circumstantial evidence pointing to a killer. Or does it?If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - Central at (207) 624-7143 or toll free at 1-800-452-4664. You may also report information about this crime using the leave a tip form. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/shirleymoonatwoodFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
23/11/2030m 54s

The Victims of the River Spree Killer (Maine)

INFAMOUS MAINE MURDER, 2006: On Labor Day weekend in 2006, Christian Charles Nielsen spiraled into a killing spree that a would claim the lives of four people -- Julie Bullard, Selby Bullard, Cynthia Beatson, and James Whitehurst.This is the story of a true monster and one of the most grisly multiple murders in Maine’s history, and it all happened just minutes from a well-known and beloved winter destination in New England. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/christiannielsenFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
16/11/2025m 50s

The Murders of Smuttynose Island (Maine)

HISTORIC MAINE MURDER, 1873: Smuttynose Island in the Isles of Shoals has become an iconic part of the dark side of Maine and New Hampshire history.This is the historic case of three women attacked in the dead of night, when a robbery turned bloody and the thief wielded an ax that would end the lives of two. The third woman lived to tell her tale, though some argue that it was the sole survivor herself who committed the murders and pointed her finger at Louis H.F. Wager, who would face death himself for the crime. Get J. Dennis Robinson's book on AmazonView source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/smuttynoseislandFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low. 
09/11/2028m 2s

The Disappearance of Cathy Marie Moulton Part 2 (Maine)

MAINE'S OLDEST MISSING PERSON CASE, 1971: Nearly 25 years after Cathy Marie Moulton's disappearance, a new detective was assigned to the case, and he uncovered new details that no one bothered to look into when the 16-year old girl first disappeared on her way home from a shopping trip in Portland, Maine.The narrative of Cathy’s story for over two decades would be that she simply disappeared, that no one had any idea where she might be. Kevin Cady and his investigative partner changed that narrative.Kevin Cady shares what he knows about the longest standing missing persons case in the state of Maine, and what happened to her after she stepped out onto Forest Avenue that September evening in 1971.This is the Cathy Marie Moulton Disappearance, Part II.If you have information regarding the disappearance of Cathy Moulton, please contact the Portland Police Department at 207-874-8479. Cathy Moulton Missing Endangered by Kevin Cady, Available on AmazonView source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/cathymoulton2/Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
02/11/2039m 19s

The Disappearance of Cathy Marie Moulton Part 1 (Maine)

MAINE'S OLDEST MISSING PERSON CASE, 1971: On September 24, 1971, Cathy Marie Moulton stepped out onto Forest Avenue in Portland, Maine heading the direction of home. She had plans to attend the YWCA dance that night... But Cathy never made it.The Portland Police Department dismissed her as a runaway in 1971, but that didn't seem like the daughter that Roy Moulton and his wife Claire knew and loved.This is Part I of the special release two-part series, taking an in-depth look at the longest standing missing persons case in Maine, and one of the oldest cases in the country.This is the Cathy Marie Moulton Disappearance, Part I.If you have information regarding the disappearance of Cathy Moulton, please contact the Portland Police Department at 207-874-8479. Cathy Moulton Missing Endangered by Kevin Cady, Available on AmazonView source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/cathymoulton1/Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low. 
02/11/2023m 21s

The Disappearance of Virginia C. Douglas (Maine)

MAINE MISSING PERSON, 1988: A spontaneous Maine adventure turns dark when Virginia C. Douglas steps into Reny's in Belfast, Maine and is never seen again. Where did Virginia go?This decades-old missing persons cold case spans two New England states, and will have you questioning which story to believe and who is to blame for the peculiar disappearance of Virginia C. Douglas. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/virginiacdouglasFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
02/11/2024m 37s

The Infamous New Sweden Church Poisonings (Maine)

INFAMOUS MAINE TRUE CRIME, 2003: Walter "Reid" Morrill heard there were leftovers from the bake sale the day before. They would be the perfect pairing for the strong Swedish coffee always served in the fellowship hall after Sunday service.What Reid and his fellow parishioners didn't know on the morning of April 23, 2003, was that their strong Swedish coffee was tainted, and one of their own was responsible for what would become one of the largest intentional mass poisonings in modern medical history, using a substance that was known all too well among the small community of potato farmers. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/newswedenpoisonFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
02/11/2028m 54s

Dark Downeast: Maine and New England's True Crime Podcast

Dark Downeast digs into the decades-old and modern day cases that prickle the history of Vacationland and beyond – the unsolved homicides, undetermined deaths, unexplained disappearances and other dark stories of New England.Investigative journalist and storyteller Kylie Low gets straight to the story with a mix of narrated episodes and documentary style production featuring interviews with surviving family and friends and insight on the investigations from detectives and sources who know these cases best.This is heart-centered, ethical true crime, bringing light to stories you’re not hearing on other podcasts. It is Dark Downeast's mission to honor the legacy of the humans at the heart of each story and bring new attention to the cases still awaiting justice. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/episodesFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.
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