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In 1974, a young woman named Margaret Schafer disappeared from her hometown of Ewersbach, Germany. She was taken to deserted woodlands and strangled to death. It wasn’t long before a suspect was apprehended and the young man, Jack Unterweger, was found guilty of her murder. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Editing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Searching for Sarah MacDiarmid – New podcast from Casefile Presents Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free Scribd – Get a free 60 days trial to Scribd’s unlimited number of full-length books, audiobooks, and other content SimpliSafe – Get 50% off the entire security system Truebill – Take control of your finances and save money ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-197-the-austrian-ripper

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Nov 20

1 hr 29 min

*** Warning: This case involves a child victim *** In March 1997, residents of the city of Kobe, Japan were horrified when dead and mutilated cats began appearing at random along sidewalks. The public’s horror intensified when two children in the area – Ayaka Yamashita and Jun Hase were savagely murdered within a few months of each other... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Searching for Sarah MacDiarmid – New podcast from Casefile Presents Wine52 – Get 3 bottles of wine for free – just pay the £5.95 postage Aura Frames – Get $30 off a digital photo frame with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ SimpliSafe – Get 40% off the entire security system  For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-196-boy-a

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Nov 13

40 min 9 sec

On the evening of May 22 2010, Steve Herr drove over to his son Sam’s apartment in Costa Mesa, California. The 26-year-old college student was supposed to be spending the weekend with his parents but when he never showed up, Steve decided to check on him... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more OUAI – Get 15% off your entire purchase with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-195-the-costa-mesa-murders

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Nov 6

1 hr 30 min

Saturday, June 4 1960 seemed like the beginning of an idyllic summer break for Finnish teenagers, Nils Gustafsson, Seppo Boisman, Maila Irmeli Björklund and Anja Tuulikki Mäki. The four friends had decided to go camping at Lake Bodom, a picturesque region not far from their homes in Helsinki... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Holly Boyd Editing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Babbel – Get 6 months free with a 6-month subscription. Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ SimpliSafe – Save 20% on the security system and get the first month free when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Scribd – Get a free 60 days trial to Scribd’s unlimited number of full-length books, audiobooks, and other content For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-194-lake-bodom

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Oct 30

1 hr 16 min

On July 17, 1984, a deceased female was located in a deserted area near Lake Tahoe, California. Investigators were stumped as to her identity or her killer, who had horrifically murdered her by setting her alight... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Daily Harvest – Get up to $40 off your first box with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Shudder – Try Shudder FREE for 30 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Truebill – Take control of your finances and save money Court Junkie – Subscribe now  For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-193-suesan-knorr-sheila-sanders

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Oct 23

1 hr 24 min

On Christmas Eve 1945, while most citizens of the town of Fayetteville, West Virginia celebrated the end of World War Two, Italian immigrants - George and Jennie Sodder watched their house go up in flames... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today The Jordan Harbinger Show – Learn the stories, secrets, and skills of the world’s most brilliant and interesting people For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-192-the-sodder-children

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Oct 16

52 min 36 sec

Melbourne psychotherapist Margaret Hobbs was used to dealing with sex offenders. Many of her clients were men who had been referred to her through the court system after committing terrible crimes... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist OUAI – Get 15% off your entire purchase with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free SimpliSafe – Save 20% on the security system and get the first month free when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service Scribd – Get a free 60 days trial to Scribd’s unlimited number of full-length books, audiobooks, and other content For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-191-sheree-beasley

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Oct 9

1 hr 34 min

[Part 2 of 2] In June 1983, Cindy Paulson ran out onto a highway in Anchorage, barefoot and handcuffed. She was the prized prey of a prolific serial killer who was plaguing the region and had escaped his plans to hunt her down in the Alaskan wilderness – something he had done with many other women... Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro and Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso Production & music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today Coinbase – Get €5 in Bitcoin when you sign up and verify your account. Limited offer for new users only For all credits and sources please visit https://casefilepodcast.com/case-190-the-butcher-baker-part-2

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Oct 2

1 hr 13 min

[Part 1 of 2] During the 1970s and ’80s, a predator was stalking the streets of Anchorage, Alaska. By day, he was a respectable family man who ran his own business. But at night, he would prowl Anchorage’s infamous Tenderloin District, looking for vulnerable or destitute women... Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro and Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso Production & music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist The Labyrinth – New podcast from Casefile Presents. Listen free, only on Spotify. Available now SimpliSafe – Save 20% on the security system and get the first month free when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service Babbel – Get 6 months free with a 6-month subscription. Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free For all credits and sources please visit https://casefilepodcast.com/case-190-the-butcher-baker-part-1

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Sep 25

1 hr 14 min

When JoAnne Chambers was hired to teach at Coolbaugh Learning Centre in Pennsylvania she arrived with glowing reviews from her former school. So when an anonymous harasser began targeting the popular school teacher, she was left stunned... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist The Labyrinth – New podcast from Casefile Presents. Listen free, only on Spotify. Available now Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today Scribd – Get a free 60 days trial to Scribd’s unlimited number of full-length books, audiobooks, and other content For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-189-joanne-chambers

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Sep 18

37 min 57 sec

On August 2 2006, 32-year-old lawyer Robert Wone knocked off after a long day at his office in Washington DC. To save making the journey home so late at night, he arranged to stay at a friend’s house... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist The Labyrinth – New podcast from Casefile Presents. Listen free, only on Spotify. Available now The Jordan Harbinger Show – Learn the stories, secrets, and skills of the world’s most brilliant and interesting people SimpliSafe – Save 20% on the security system and get the first month free when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service Coinbase – Get €5 in Bitcoin when you sign up and verify your account. Limited offer for new users only For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-188-robert-wone

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Sep 10

1 hr 27 min

In the early hours of Monday, November 15 2004, husband and wife Peter and Joan Porco were savagely attacked with an axe while they slept... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist The Labyrinth – New podcast from Casefile Presents. Listen free, only on Spotify. Available now ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-187-peter-joan-porco

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Sep 4

1 hr 13 min

When 16-year-old Colleen Walker suddenly vanished from the New South Wales town of Bowraville in September 1990, her family and friends knew something was terribly wrong. But local police dismissed their concerns, suggesting that the Indigenous teenager had simply “gone walkabout”... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: The Labyrinth – New podcast from Casefile Presents. Coming 31st August BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today SimpliSafe – Save 20% on the security system and get the first month free when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-186-the-bowraville-murders

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Aug 28

1 hr 33 min

When Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong were offered the chance to star on a prank show that aired on YouTube, the young women thought it was the opportunity of a lifetime. All they had to do was approach strangers on the street and rub oil on their faces... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Coinbase – Get €5 in Bitcoin when you sign up and verify your account. Limited offer for new users only Allbirds – Discover your perfect pair of sneakers For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-185-kim-chol

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Aug 21

44 min 33 sec

Early on the morning of October 18 1947, a stewardess working on the ocean liner Durban Castle discovered something strange. The cabin belonging to an actress named Gay Gibson was empty... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist SimpliSafe – Save 20% on the security system and get the first month free when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service Freetrade – Get a randomly allocated free share worth between £3 and £200 when you register and fund your account Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-184-gay-gibson

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Aug 14

1 hr 14 min

Karen MacKenzie resided in Greenough with her three children - Daniel, Amara, and Katrina. The 31-year-old single mother had recently gotten together enough money to rent a small house on the rural outskirts of town... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Freshly – Get $40 off your first two orders   ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-183-the-mackenzie-family

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Aug 7

1 hr 4 min

On February 5 1921, eight-year-old Freda Burnell went missing in the small coal-mining town of Abertillery, Wales. The unusual disappearance reached a tragic conclusion when her bound and beaten body was found dumped inside a sack in an alleyway... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free Audible – Listen to the new Audible Original investigative series Chasing Ghislaine Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-182-freda-burnell-florence-little

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Jul 31

52 min 18 sec

During the early ’70s, cemeteries and mortuaries throughout Germany were targeted by a particularly disturbing grave robber. Not only did he steal the personal belongings of the dead, but he also exhumed, mutilated, molested, and gnawed upon the bodies... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas This episode's sponsors: ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Daily Harvest – Get $25 off your first box with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ The Jordan Harbinger Show – Learn the stories, secrets, and skills of the world’s most brilliant and interesting people For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-181-the-vampire-of-nuremberg

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Jun 26

32 min 30 sec

“This is going to be the stupidest thing you’ve ever heard. This is going to be the craziest thing you’ve ever heard. There is nothing in your lives or background that has prepared you to understand the Potter family. You have never seen anybody like them.” --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Eileen Ormsby Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Casefile Presents – Find your new favourite podcast BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Truebill – Take control of your finances and save money Imperfect Foods – Get 20% off and free shipping on your first order with offer code ‘CASEFILE’ SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free security camera, free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial  For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-180-bill-payne-billie-jean-hayworth

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Jun 19

1 hr 27 min

On the morning of September 6 2011, Auckland teenager Christie Marceau was woken by a troubling phone call. On the other line was an acquaintance... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist DoorDash – Get 25% off and FREE delivery for your first order of $15 or more with promo code ‘FILES’ Scentbird – Get 30% off your first monthly perfume subscription box  ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Allbirds – Discover your perfect pair of sneakers For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-179-christie-marceau

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Jun 12

1 hr 12 min

Between 1993 and 2009, over 40 crime scenes across Germany, Austria, and France were linked by DNA from one offender. It belonged to a woman of eastern European descent... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research – Holly Boyd Writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Casefile Presents – Find your new favourite podcast Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-178-the-woman-without-a-face

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Jun 5

1 hr 1 min

657 Boulevard in the affluent neighborhood of Westfield, New Jersey immediately caught the attention of Derek and Maria Broaddus. The striking six bedroom, four bathroom Dutch Colonial style home was the perfect place to raise their family – or so they thought... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas This episode's sponsors: ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Imperfect Foods – Get 20% off and free shipping on your first order with offer code ‘CASEFILE’ Beer52 – Get 8 craft beers for free – just pay the £5.95 postage Patreon – Visit patreon.com for more Casefile content For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-177-657-boulevard

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May 29

30 min 35 sec

On June 9 2017, Yingying Zhang vanished on her way to an appointment in Urbana, Illinois. The Chinese visiting scholar missed her bus and after she failed to return to work that day, her colleagues quickly raised the alarm... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: DoorDash – Get 25% off and FREE delivery for your first order of $15 or more with promo code ‘FILES’ BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Capsule – Get your prescription hand-delivered for free Grove Collaborative – Get a FREE gift worth $30 and FREE shipping with your first order Pseudocide – New Spotify exclusive podcast from Casefile Presents For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-176-yingying-zhang

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May 22

1 hr 10 min

When newlyweds Gail and Rick Brink failed to show up to their respective jobs on the morning of November 23 1987, the alarm was immediately raised... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Pseudocide – New Spotify exclusive podcast from Casefile Presents Allbirds – Discover your perfect pair of sneakers ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free security camera, free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Ritual – Get 10% off your first 3 months of multivitamins For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-175-gail-rick-brink

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May 15

1 hr 13 min

One cold winter night in 1991, best friends Vicki Arnold and Julie-Anne Leahy vanished from their town of Atherton, Queensland. The two women had left for a late-night fishing trip but never came home... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn With special thanks to Vanessa Stewart and Robert Reid This episode's sponsors: Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free DoorDash – Get 25% off and FREE delivery for your first order of $15 or more with promo code ‘FILES’ BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-174-vicki-arnold-and-julie-anne-leahy

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May 8

1 hr 50 min

When 19-year-old Rocio Wanninkhof failed to return home after a night out with friends, her mother Alicia was immediately worried. The family lived in the small town of La Cala de Mijas, Spain – a safe area where teenagers felt secure going out alone... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Victoria Dieffenbacher Editing – Erin Munro Additional writing & editing – Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Grove Collaborative – Get a FREE gift worth $30 and FREE shipping with your first order Skylight Frame – Get $10 off your order with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ StoryWorth – Get $10 off your first order  BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Daily Harvest – Get $25 off your first box with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-173-rocio-wanninkhof-sonia-carabantes

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Apr 24

1 hr 35 min

In August 1961, a couple by the name of Michael Gregsten and Valerie Storie were sitting in their Morris Minor car in Dorney Reach, UK, when an intruder forced his way into the back seat brandishing a gun and took them for a drive all over the English countryside... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Pseudocide – New Spotify exclusive podcast from Casefile Presents ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free Imperfect Foods – Get 20% off and free shipping on your first order with offer code ‘CASEFILE20’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-172-michael-gregsten-valerie-storie

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Apr 17

1 hr 30 min

On August 19 1988, two armed offenders entered a branch of the Deutsche Bank in Gladbeck, West Germany with the intention of holding it up... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research – Milly Raso and Erin Munro Writing – Erin Munro Special thanks to Stef for her assistance in the creation of this episode Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free security camera, free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Ritual – Get 10% off your first 3 months of multivitamins DoorDash – Get 25% off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘FILES’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-171-the-gladbeck-hostage-crisis

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Apr 10

1 hr 19 min

On February 29 2008, intruders stormed the Caffey family home in Texas, attacking those sleeping within. After setting the house on fire, the intruders fled, unaware that one family member was still alive... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research and writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free security camera, free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Grove Collaborative – Get a FREE gift worth $30 and FREE shipping with your first order Babbel – Get 6 months free with a 6-month subscription. Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Capsule – Get your prescription hand-delivered for free For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-170-the-caffey-family

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Mar 27

1 hr 2 min

On October 2 1987, a council employee in Central City, Kentucky reported finding an abandoned, blood-smeared Pontiac outside his workplace. When Lieutenant Billy Fields arrived at the scene, he found the bloody and beaten body of 20-year-old Corinna Mullen in the boot... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research – Holly Boyd Writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today Literati Kids – Get 25% off your first two orders of book subscriptions Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-169-corinna-mullen

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Mar 20

59 min 27 sec

In January 1974, 18-year-old Guðmundur Einarsson went missing from Hafnarfjordur, Iceland following a night out with friends. He walked off into a wild snowstorm and was never seen again... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research and writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Ritual – Get 10% off your first 3 months of multivitamins SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free security camera, free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-168-gudmundur-and-geirfinnur-einarsson

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Mar 13

1 hr 29 min

In Australia, Father’s Day falls on the first Sunday of September and is typically a time for families to gather together and celebrate. But on Father’s Day in 2005, the small Victorian town of Winchelsea was rocked by the news that a local man named Robert Farquharson had driven his three young sons – Jai, Tyler and Bailey – into a dam... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research and writing – Erin Munro and Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: care/of – Get 50% your first order with promo code ‘CASEFILE50’ Honey – Join Honey for free Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-167-jai-tyler-bailey-farquharson

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Mar 6

1 hr 31 min

In 1979, young men began to go missing in and around Adelaide. It began with the disappearance of 17-year-old Alan Barnes, then 25-year-old Neil Muir, 14-year-old Peter Stogneff, 18-year-old Mark Langley and 15-year-old Richard Kelvin. All went missing under suspicious circumstances and later found, dumped in the Adelaide Hills and surrounds... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research and writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Babbel – Get 6 months free with a 6-month subscription. Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Literati Kids – Get 25% off your first two orders of book subscriptions Hello Fresh – Use code 'CASEFILE10' for 10 free meals including FREE shipping *USA only* Capsule – Get your prescription hand-delivered for free For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-166-the-family

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Feb 20

1 hr 30 min

In October 1997, the family of Nicolas Barclay received good news.  13-year-old Nicolas had disappeared from his home state of Texas three years earlier. All hope was lost until his family got a call from a police officer in the Spanish city of Linares. Nicolas had been found wandering the local streets, alive and well. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research and writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free Grove Collaborative – Get a FREE gift worth $30 and FREE shipping with your first order Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more Amazon Pharmacy – Your medication, made easy For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-165-nicolas-barclay

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Feb 13

1 hr 6 min

Threatening phone calls, break-ins, slashed pillows, arson attacks, and physical assaults. Cindy James of Vancouver: British Columbia was tormented by an unknown assailant for years. Moving house didn’t stop them. Nor did her policeman roommate. Or her personal alarm... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research and writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Babbel – Get 6 months free with a 6-month subscription. Use promo code 'CASEFILE' SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free security camera, free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-164-cindy-james

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Feb 6

1 hr 34 min

[Part 6] In early 1975, Beth Snelling was overcome with a growing sense of unease. The 16-year-old’s instincts were telling her that she was being watched. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Elsha McGill, Erin Munro and Milly Raso Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ FightCamp – Get FREE shipping and a gift worth up to $109 with every FightCamp package Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Get 40% off plus a free security camera (limited time offer) For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-53-the-golden-state-killer-part-6

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Dec 2020

1 hr 51 min

During the games third and penultimate quarter, Anthony Kilmartin was in the Sir Edwin Smith grandstand when two young girls emerged from the crowd and bounded down the steps towards ground level. --- Casefile would like to give a special thanks to Suzie Ratcliffe for her assistance with this episode Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush Feals – Become a member and get 50% off and free shipping for your first order MasterClass – Give one annual membership. Get one free Liquid IV – Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ for 25% off your order For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-163-joanne-ratcliffe-kirste-gordon

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Nov 2020

1 hr 16 min

In the early hours of Saturday, March 16 1996, John Haggart awoke to the acrid odour of something burning. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Milly Raso, Elsha McGill & Erin Munro Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE Rothy’s – Washable, Woven Flats & Shoes Made from Recycled Plastic DoorDash – Get 25% off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘FILES’ MVMT – Biggest Black Friday sale with FREE shipping and FREE returns Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-162-lawrence-haggart

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Nov 2020

1 hr 8 min

[Part 2 of 2] In the summer of 1997, Cedar Lodge owner Gerald Fisher hired a young man to carry out general maintenance duties and upkeep... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill  Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE Liquid IV – Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ for 25% off your order For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-161-the-yosemite-sightseer-murders-part-2

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Nov 2020

55 min 19 sec

[Part 1 of 2] In early 1998, three tourists were sound asleep at the Cedar Lodge hotel near California’s Yosemite National Park. At around 2 am, they woke to the sound of something rattling. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill  Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: FightCamp – Try FightCamp for 30 days DoorDash – Get 25% off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘FILES’ Feals – Become a member and get 50% off and free shipping for your first order BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-161-the-yosemite-sightseer-murders-part-1

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Oct 2020

1 hr

On Thursday, July 19 1990, Florida resident Steve McGowan received a letter in the mail from his 34-year-old sister, Beverly. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Beer52 – Get 8 German craft beers for free – just pay the £5.95 postage ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Liquid IV – Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ for 25% off your order For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-160-beverly-mcgowan

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Oct 2020

1 hr 5 min

In the early hours of Sunday, June 26 2011, James Anderson, who went by his middle name of Craig, found himself in a predicament – he had locked his keys inside his car... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free DoorDash – Get $5 off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-159-james-craig-anderson

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Oct 2020

1 hr 12 min

Bev was hoping that her brother Russell would return for the biggest event on the town's calendar - The Stawell Gift... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Eileen Ormsby Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Rothy’s – Washable, Woven Flats & Shoes Made from Recycled Plastic Simplifi – Start your free 30 day trial today  For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-158-russell-martin

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Oct 2020

59 min 13 sec

***Warning: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence*** Donna Summers led Laura Fletcher into the managers’ office, before locking the door behind them. She informed Laura that a police officer had accused her of robbing a customer... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Liquid IV – Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ for 25% off your order DoorDash – Get $5 off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-157-the-strip-search-scam

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Sep 2020

1 hr 9 min

When The Troubles began, fighting between the IRA and British soldiers from Northern Ireland was at an all-time high. Over the years, the IRA bombed political and economic targets... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-156-shergar

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Sep 2020

1 hr 25 min

By 4:00 pm, Julie still hadn’t heard from Danniella. She went over to her apartment, only to find the note the building manager had pinned to the front door was still there... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Written by Eileen Ormsby Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: DoorDash – Get $5 off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Chasing Charlie – Listen to the new true-crime podcast now For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-155-danniella-vian

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Sep 2020

1 hr 22 min

Monday, December 4 was a regular day in the Stayner household. After breakfast, Kay inspected her four eldest children to make sure they were presentable for school, while the youngest Cory wasn’t yet old enough to attend. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-154-steven-stayner

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Aug 2020

2 hr 2 min

Approximately one hour later, at 11:12 pm, a 33-year-old government employee named Simbonile Matokazi was returning to his home near the Cape Flats township of Khayelitsha... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Raycon – Get 15% off your order of Raycon wireless earbuds with promo code ‘CASEFILE15’ ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-153-anni-hindocha

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Aug 2020

1 hr 35 min

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this episode contains the names of people who have passed away. The families of Cindy and Mona Lisa Smith have given Casefile permission to air this content. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-152-cindy-mona-lisa-smith

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Aug 2020

1 hr 23 min

In the early afternoon of Tuesday, February 5 2002, Saint Croix County Medical Officer Marty Shanklin headed over to The O’Connell Family Funeral Home to conduct a routine visit. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Function of Beauty – Get 20% OFF your first order of fully customised shampoo Deep Cover: The Drug Wars – Listen to a new crime podcast brought to you by Pushkin Industries For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-151-dan-oconnell-james-ellison

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Aug 2020

1 hr 30 min