True Crime Chronicles

VAULT Studios

Serial killers. Cold cases. The lost and the missing. We're working with crime reporters around the country mining newsroom archives and case files to explore unsolved mysteries, infamous criminals, and underreported cases. Will Johnson, Spencer Bruttig and Reed Redmond are digging into these stories and bringing you a new case every week.

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In May of 1935, nine-year-old George Weyerhaeuser, the heir to a lumber fortune, was taken off the street in broad daylight three blocks form his home in Tacoma, Wash. The kidnapping sparked what the New York Times called "the greatest manhunt in the history of the Northwest." Tim Pham, an anchor and reporter with KREM 2 News, shares his reporting on the story, including a conversation with Bryan Johnston, author of "Deep in the Woods: The 1935 Kidnapping of Nine-Year-Old George Weyerhaeuser, Heir to America’s Mightiest Timber Dynasty." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 15

29 min 12 sec

The St. Louis Medical Examiner's Office now houses the remains of seven unidentified people. Tattoos might help identify at least one of them. KSDK Crime Reporter Christine Byers tells us about the work being done to bring closure to these cases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Nov 8

32 min 24 sec

From CBC Podcasts comes the all new investigative series, Carrie Low VS. Carrie Low trusted police when she reported her horrific rape. But she says they failed to investigate properly, and only succeeded in traumatizing her further. Now she’s setting out on a mission to hold these institutions to account. More episodes are available at smarturl.it/carrielow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 5

3 min 15 sec

Twenty-seven years ago, a South Carolina mother named Susan Smith told police, the media and anyone else who would listen that her vehicle had been carjacked by a black man, and that he sped off with her two children in the back seat. But Smith's story would soon start to unravel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Nov 1

26 min 27 sec

Three bodies are discovered in a Fort Worth dumpster and the killer makes a horrifying confession. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 25

24 min 14 sec

In 2010, a 911 operator in Germantown, Tenn., received a panicked phone call in which 11 gunshots can be heard. It would take over a week for investigators to connect that call to the disappearance of Lorenzen Wright, a former Memphis Grizzlies and University of Memphis basketball player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 18

38 min 50 sec

The college student accused of killing 21-year old University of Mississippi student Ally Kostial in 2019 recently plead guilty in the case. This week we tell you about the tragic loss of a young life and the man behind bars for killing her. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 11

22 min 57 sec

Following the disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews in Greeley, Colo., investigators discovered footprints in the snow outside her home—a detail they say was not released to the public at the time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 4

42 min 14 sec

In 1997, four murders took place in Texas and Oklahoma. One man has been convicted in one of those cases and charged in three others. KHOU's Grace White tells us about how police finally caught up with William Reece. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sep 27

21 min 49 sec

Ten years later, fear still surrounds the case of a young couple brutally murdered in the Toledo suburb of Holland, Ohio. WTOL Lead Investigator Brian Dugger shares what we know—and what we do not know—about their killers. Brian Dugger's full investigative series on this case is available on WTOL's YouTube page and at www.wtol.com: https://www.wtol.com/article/news/investigations/11-investigates/ohio-double-murder-johnny-clarke-lisa-straub-couple-bound-killed-ohio-homicide/512-0d4bceee-325a-486a-ba8d-e329b6fbc9c7#longform_chapter_1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sep 20

39 min 37 sec

In 2011, the wealthy Toledo suburb of Holland, Ohio, became the scene of a heinous and unprecedented double murder that is raising questions to this day. WTOL Lead Investigator Brian Dugger has been uncovering new information about the case. Brian Dugger's full investigative series on this case is available on WTOL's YouTube page and at www.wtol.com: https://www.wtol.com/article/news/investigations/11-investigates/ohio-double-murder-johnny-clarke-lisa-straub-couple-bound-killed-ohio-homicide/512-0d4bceee-325a-486a-ba8d-e329b6fbc9c7#longform_chapter_1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sep 13

34 min 21 sec

The body of 5-year old Samuel Olson was found in June in a Texas hotel room. He'd been reported missing five days before the discovery was made. This week, KHOU reporter Adam Bennett tells us about the case and the suspect now charged with capital murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 30

22 min 31 sec

U.S. Customs Inspector Richard Latham was kidnapped and murdered close to 40 years ago, His killer is now a free man. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 23

16 min 34 sec

Strangeville, a new series from VAULT Studios voiced by True Crime Chronicles host Will Johnson, is available now. For the rest of this episode, and more like it, search for Strangeville on your podcast app and tap "follow" or "subscribe." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 20

10 min 30 sec

Heists, scams and other strange-but-true stories from all over the country. From the studio behind True Crime Chronicles, 'Strangeville' is available now. Search for it where you listen to True Crime Chronicles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 18

2 min 3 sec

More than sixty years after a deaf boy died after vanishing from a Catholic summer camp, federal investigators obtained a stunning piece of physical evidence: a skull. This week KUSA's Kevin Vaughan tells us the sad story of Bobby Bizup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 16

29 min

"Nobody else can diminish your worth." Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped and held captive for nine months when she was 14 years old. Nearly two decades later, she shares her story of survival and restoration with WATN anchor Katina Rankin. Katina Rankin's full conversation with Elizabeth Smart is available at www.localmemphis.com, and you can learn more about the Elizabeth Smart Foundation and the Smart Defense program by visiting www.elizabethsmartfoundation.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 9

32 min 31 sec

The death of 19-year-old Derontae Martin was initially ruled a suicide, but a subsequent investigation led by his mother would raise questions about that determination. NOTE: After this episode was recorded, a jury determined Derontae Martin's death was not a suicide. More information on this development is provided at the end of the episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 2

20 min 26 sec

Alan Phillips was rescued on January 6, 1982 from Guanella Pass in Colorado's Rocky Mountains.. It was the same night Annette Schnee and Barbara Oberholtzer disappeared near Breckenridge, Colo. https://www.9news.com/article/news/investigations/double-murder-mountain-rescue-connection/73-6a464873-84da-4c1f-a64e-41cbc2f98282 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jul 26

25 min 9 sec

When two Pennsylvania women go missing within 15 miles of each other, similarities between the two cases suggest a common suspect. Marshall Keely, reporter with WNEP in Northeast Pennsylvania, shares what happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 19

29 min 34 sec

It's been one year since Dia Abrams disappeared from her California ranch. Her son is now speaking for the first time in the hopes of finding his mother. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jul 12

19 min 30 sec

Who really killed Effie Entezari? The daycare owner and mother of two was shot to death just outside of her apartment in 1989. A man was arrested and spent 16 years in prison for the crime. But Effie’s daughter, Pooneh Gray, is convinced that police got the wrong man.  'The Yellow Car' is available now where you listen to True Crime Chronicles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 7

1 min 37 sec

This week we're sharing a story from our daily podcast, The Daily Crime, about a 46-year-old cold case in Ohio that heated up following a tip from a 10TV viewer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 5

27 min 25 sec

We learn more details about the murder of Joleen Cummings and what's happened to her suspected killer Kimberly Kessler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jun 28

26 min 31 sec

The body of a Florida mother of three has never been found. Her suspected killer is behind bars, and a family is waiting for justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jun 21

32 min 4 sec

Robert Fisher has been a suspect—the only suspect—in the murders of his wife and two children for over two decades, but investigators are still working to track him down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jun 14

34 min 37 sec

On April 10, 2001, an explosion rocked a quiet neighborhood in Scottsdale, Ariz., spurring a more than 20-year manhunt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jun 7

29 min 2 sec

Five members of the Arrellano family were murdered in 1968 and for over fifty years the case has baffled investigators. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 31

19 min 50 sec

The day after 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey was found dead near her Florida home, a 14-year-old was arrested and charged in her death. It's a case that has stunned the community and left friends and family grieving for Tristyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 24

26 min 16 sec

In Louisiana, eight women were murdered between 2005 and 2009. They remain unsolved. WWL-TV investigative reporter Mike Perlstein tells us about the Jennings 8. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 17

21 min 52 sec

After a man is beaten and strangled to death in small-town Georgia, investigators notice something—a possible bitemark—on the victim's arm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 10

35 min 54 sec

A Chula Vista mother has been missing since January. As investigators, friends, and family continue the search, we take a look back at a phone interview with Maya Millete's husband one week after she vanished. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 3

29 min 42 sec

Beginning in the fall of 2000, a killer terrorizes the campus of Gallaudet University, a private university for the deaf and hard of hearing in Washington, D.C. WUSA's Bruce Leshan shares what happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 26

25 min 44 sec

In the 1980's in a small town in Florida, Anna Young ran what was described as a boarding school for children. It would take decades to reveal the grim reality of what really happened inside that house. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 19

35 min 19 sec

Thirty-five-year-old Ellie Tran was attacked as she arrived home from work on Feb. 14, 2017 — Valentine's Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 12

22 min 12 sec

A college student in Texas was driving home for the holidays when he disappeared. No one seems to know what happened to Jason Landry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 5

23 min 19 sec

Beyond Bardstown: Lacombe — season two of VAULT Studios' Bardstown podcast — is available now. Search for 'Bardstown' on your preferred podcast app to listen , or visit www.bardstownpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 1

5 min 14 sec

After a couple is attacked while out on a morning walk in Dallas, a months-long investigation leads to surprising allegations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 29

35 min 10 sec

A horrible discovery in a St. Louis basement leads to a decades-long investigation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 22

23 min 20 sec

Kamiyah Mobley's kidnapping still seems unreal. This week we revisit her story.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Mar 15

24 min 25 sec

An Ohio doctor’s actions and lack of oversight inside a hospital system are alleged to have contributed to the deaths of dozens of patients. A 10TV investigation has uncovered how it happened, though many are still asking why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 8

36 min 20 sec

Investigators in Texas believe they've captured the man responsible for dozens of nursing home murders. But how many more could be linked to Billy Chemirmir?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Mar 1

25 min 7 sec

Jordan Rodriguez was only five years when he was killed. For every answered question surrounding his mysterious death, a new one is created. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Feb 22

21 min 48 sec

After a witness comes forward, police make an arrest in the 1986 murder of Kristen Edwards in Sullivan, Missouri. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Feb 15

22 min 31 sec

Liz Barraza was only 29-years old when she was gunned down in her driveway. Could surveillance video of her murder lead police to a killer? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Feb 8

22 min 54 sec

Alexis Sharkey, 26, was found dead in the Houston area road in November. KHOU 11's Melissa Correa shares what we know about her final days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Feb 1

28 min 9 sec

A violent death devastates a Sacramento family and community, but the story doesn't end there. ABC10 Investigative Reporter Ananda Rochita tells us about JJ Clavo this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jan 25

24 min 35 sec

A father is now facing charges in connection with the 2012 disappearance of his 13-year-old son. Join True Crime Chronicles co-hosts Will Johnson and Reed Redmond for The Daily Crime, available every weekday beginning Monday, Jan. 25, wherever you listen to True Crime Chronicles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 24

6 min 59 sec

Crime. Five days a week. From the studio behind True Crime Chronicles. Subscribe now to The Daily Crime, launching Monday, Jan. 25. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 19

1 min 48 sec

She was just 9 years old when she was kidnapped over twenty-five years ago. But Amber Hagerman's legacy lives on today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jan 18

24 min 19 sec