Latasha Pierce is no stranger to the podcast world, and her newest podcast, Sinister Silhouettes, explores the illicit, the sordid, and the downright conniving acts that one person can commit against another. We chatted with Latasha about the hometown murder that hit a little too close to home for her and the serial killer that haunts her dreams.
What inspired you to start your podcast?
This is actually my second podcast! I started Sinister Silhouettes after I realized I have SO much else to say! I love true crimes and conspiracies, so why not talk about both?
What got you interested in true crime? Was there a murder in your hometown? A story that has always haunted you?
The murder that did it for me occurred in my hometown of Gary, Indiana. During the summer of 1984, Alton Coleman and Debra Brown held the Midwest hostage with a series of grisly murders. One of the victims lived in my neighborhood, went to my school, and was visiting the local corner store. She could have been me.
What’s a murder, disappearance, or crime story that keeps you up at night?
The killer who haunts my nightmares is Israel Keyes. The nature of his crimes had no real rhyme or reason- anyone could be a victim. There’s something about a lack of real motive that scares me silly!
What true crime podcasts are you listening to right now? If podcasts aren’t your thing, we would also love to hear about a spooky book you’re reading or your favorite murder-related tv show!
I listen to so many! I rotate my list frequently, but the ones that I come back to are Morbidology, Sinisterhood, LPOTL, and Necronomipod.
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