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Backyard party mass shooting in New York

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Saturday at a backyard party in Rochester, New York, 2 people were killed and 14 injured in a mass shooting. Shots erupted at the party claiming the lives of a woman and man between the ages of 18-22. Other victims were between the ages of 17-23.

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How can sex workers cope during a pandemic?

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There has been a huge question as to how certain industries will continue to operate during the pandemic, and sex work is at the center of it. The sex trade has already gone through plenty of transformation since the 21st-century wave of technology that saw many of their services transferring online, but physical demand is still high and the most profitable for the majority of sex workers.

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ASU student arrested for murder of missing classmate

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Police have arrested a 20-year-old for the murder of an Alabama University student who was reported missing September 8. Monday Adam Dowdell’s body was found just two blocks from campus. Police report Dowdell died from a fatal gunshot.

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Women sexually assaulted by masked cyclist

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A woman was sexually assaulted near her coffee shop on Monday in Chicago. It was a typical day for Allison Howe. She headed to her usual coffee shop in the Wicker Park neighborhood around 10:00 am. Not owning a car, Howe walks anywhere she needs to go. As she walked towards the coffee shop near the Damen Blue line stop, she got assaulted from behind, reports CBS Chicago.

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Toronto Stabbings Point to Serial Killer

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Striking similarities between two fatal stabbings in Toronto, Canada have led police to question whether or not the homicides are linked. “I don’t want to raise any fear or any panic, I just want people to be aware that this is something that we’re looking at, the possibility that these are connected,” Inspector Hank Idsigna told the public in a news conference on Monday. “We need people to be aware of their surroundings.”

Your Next Favorite Podcast: Queers for Fears

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Queers for Fears podcast hosts Abbie and Ellie are two best friends since toddlerhood who talk about all things creepy, spooky, and the horrors of life. We spoke with Ellie and Abbie about their true crime origins, and what inspired them to start their podcast.  

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Dismembered body parts found in man’s luggage

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On Tuesday, September 15, a family made a terrifying discovery after finding dismembered body parts in their relative’s suitcase. Melvin Martin Jr., a Kentucky native, went to visit his relatives in Markham, Illinois. According to KWQC, the family first started to suspect Martin when they smelled a weird odor coming from his suitcase. Martin never unpacked and kept his belongings close to him at all times.

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Barry Morphew: Suspected Involvement in Wife’s Disappearance

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As new details continue to emerge the Suzanne Morphew case, suspicion of Barry Morphew’s involvement in the disappearance of his wife has gained media traction this week. The Colorado woman went missing on Mother’s Day, May 10, after she allegedly went for a solo bike ride in the morning and failed to return. On the day that Suzanne went missing, her daughters were on a camping trip in another state while Barry was in Denver for a construction job.

10 Ideas for Hosting a Socially Distanced Zoom Halloween Party

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So you want to host a Halloween party, but 2020 has ruined all of your spooky dreams.  Fear not, we have you covered on some great party planning suggestions to have the scariest Halloween celebration yet, and all while safely socially distanced from the comfort of your home! 

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Uber driver located after possible kidnapping

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A 17-year-old girl was reportedly kidnapped by an uber driver on September 11, in Smyrna, Tennessee. According to WSMV, the teenager got picked up from an uber on Friday night at 2697 Highwoon Boulevard. She had just gotten off work from a Cracker Barrel restaurant. Archie Hunt states that her daughter often takes an uber home from work, and Friday was no different, reports WKRN.

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Missing teen girl texts for help

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Ohio police are searching for a 15-year-old teen named Andrea Simone Nunn. The girl was last seen on Monday leaving her home in Garfield Heights after an argument with her mother.

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Julian Harvey And The Bluebelle Murders

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In 1949, my grandmother was living near the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida when a mysterious accident made the news: a car had skidded off of a rainy highway into a bridge railing and plunged into the bayou below, killing a young woman named Joann Boylen and her mother. However, Joann’s husband, Julian Harvey, had been driving the car and escaped the accident entirely uninjured. Julian’s miraculous survival stunned the highway patrolman and professional diver that investigated the scene, and nearly everyone who had heard of the accident found its circumstances to be particularly suspicious. Yet, Julian never underwent further investigation. My grandmother, who was only 11-years-old at the time, was fascinated by Julian. “You know, he was just the guy who everyone knew was guilty,” she told me recently over the phone. “And for some godforsaken reason, no one could prove it. At least, that was the case until the Bluebelle incident.”

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Police testify to cannibal ex-boyfriend murder case

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Monday police testified in the murder trial of Joesph Oberhansley who is accused of killing, dismembering, and eating parts of his ex-girlfriend’s body. Police testified to a welfare check on Tammy Jo Blanton after she failed to show up at work in 2014.

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Robert DuBoise: Convictions Voided After 37 Years

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After 37 years in prison, Robert DuBoise is finally able to walk free after a Florida judge voided his convictions in a 1983 murder case on Monday. The case involved the rape and murder of Barbara Grams, 19, who had been walking home from her job at Hot Potato (a restaurant in a defunct Tampa shopping mall) when she was attacked and beaten to death with a wood beam. Her body was found the next morning in a yard outside of a dentist office located near Hutto’s Corner, a grocery store that DuBoise frequented.

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38-year-old man beaten and shot to death

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A 38-year-old man is beaten and shot to death on Sunday, September 13, in Dallas, Texas. At around 5:00 am, the Dallas police received a call reporting a shooting. Officials arrived at 4330 Dickason Avenue, reports NBC5. They found David Eugene Young lying unresponsive outside a residence. According to CBS11, a witness who reported the shooting filmed the murder of Young on video. She witnessed a man chasing Young and claimed that he was beating the victim to death.

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Dowdell: Search Continues For Missing ASU Student

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The search continues for missing Alabama State University (ASU) student after he disappeared on September 8. Adam Dowdell, who is in his second year at ASU, left his dorm room on Tuesday night to withdraw cash from the ATM and never returned. According to his mother, Toya Cohill, it’s not like Dowdell to disappear. Cohill says that Dowdell does not have a car at school and even if he was planning on leaving for an extended period of time, he would have at least taken his backpack and phone charger with him.

Popular Wrestling Star Executed

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Iranian Wrestler sentenced to death and executed on early morning of Sept 12, 2020 by the Islamic Republic government. Afkari was accused for the murder of a government security agent during a protest in august 2018.

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Celebrating the late author Shana Hogen’s novels

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This year on top of everything else we’ve lost a figurehead in the true-crime community, Shana Hogen. Her life which ended in a tragic accident this September is worthy of celebration for all the contributions she brought to so many lives. On top of the joy she brought to her family Hogen also shared her amazing talents with the world.

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Gynecologist charged with sexual abuse of multiple patients

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Robert Hadden’s charges were announced Wednesday after multiple patients came forward with their sexual assault stories, including the wife of Andrew Yang, Evelyn Yang. The manhattan gynecologist worked at Columbia University and the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Hadden has avoided charges since 2016 and gave up his medical license in a plea deal with earlier prosecutors. However, he now will face federal charges with six counts of inducing others to engage in illegal sex acts. 

MMNster Book Review: The Town

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How can I begin to review this book because, why would you?
This question format is repeated throughout this strange, stream-of-consciousness style novel many, many times. I have to say that reading this book during lockdown was a mistake. I’ll tell you why.

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Three family members arrested for murder

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Three family members are arrested for the murder of a Newton, Mississippi woman. According to WLBT, first responders received a call around 10:30 am on Sunday, September 6. They arrived at 989 Pecan Road and found Marian Roncali dead at the residence. After first responders suspected Roncali’s death as foul play, police arrested 46-year-old Carlos Roncali. According to WTOK, investigators later issued arrest warrants for Carlos Roncali’s mother and father, Sherry and James Roncali.

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Update: Oklahoma pedophile found in Texas

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In an update to a previous article, the alleged pedophile Brice Gage Watkins has been taken into custody as of Thursday afternoon. The wanted man was found in a San Marcos residence in Texas. 

Watkins was suspected of molesting a 6-month-old baby on video and spreading it through social media. Two women have come forward with video evidence and said when they received the video they recognized the perpetrator as Watkins and knew who the mother of the baby was.

Watkins now faces multiple felony charges including allegedly committing lewd acts to a child, manufacturing child pornography, and distributing child pornography to at least two women. 

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Horsford Death Investigation Re-Opens

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Over a year after the case was officially closed, authorities re-opened their investigation into the mysterious death of Forsyth, Georgia resident Tamla Horsford on Tuesday. On November 3, 2018, Horsford attended an adult sleepover party for her friend’s birthday. The next morning, at 7:30 a.m., the 40-year-old mother was found laying unresponsive in her friend’s back yard. Following an autopsy, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office concluded that Horsford had fallen from a second-story balcony — thereby ruling the death an accident.

Your Next Favorite Podcast: Zero Dark Murder

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Zero Dark Murder tells stories of true crime both foreign and domestic that are linked to the Armed Forces. We spoke with the host, ChaVohn Nakia about what sparked her interest in true crime and the case that keeps her up at night.  

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An 18-year-old teen reported missing

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An 18-year-old teen is reported missing on Sunday, September 6, in Auburn, Alabama.
According to Wrbl, Thomas A. Green was reported missing by his family after never coming home. It has been five days since family or friends have seen him. Green is 5 ft 6, 140 lbs., has brown eyes and black hair. The AL reports that a friend last saw Green on Saturday, September 5. He was last wearing black and white Adidas track pants, black sneakers, and a dark-colored hoodie. Police place Green’s last whereabouts in the area of Foster Street.

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Braylen Noble: Toddler’s Body Found In Pool

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The body of three-year-old Braylen Noble was found in a pool at Hunter’s Ridge Apartments in Toledo on Wednesday. Toledo Police, Toledo Fire and Rescue, and hundreds of volunteers have tirelessly searched for Braylen ever since he went missing on Friday, September 4. However, after his body was found in the pool of his mother’s apartment complex, Lieutenant Kellie Lenhardt confirmed that the case has, “turned from a missing person investigation to a death investigation.”

Famous Horror Movies Based on Even Scarier Real Events

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Horror movies can be easily disregarded by the comforting feeling that it’s not real, and it couldn’t really happen. However, these two famous scary films have a lot behind them. It’s not just inspired by a serial killer, these got some juice. The true story may even be scarier than Hollywood’s.

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32-year-old mother stabbed to death

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Olga Maria Calderon was a 32-year-old mother working at a Walgreens in Chicago. On Sunday, September 6, 18-year-old Sincere Williams repeatedly stabbed her to death. According to the Chicago SunTimes, Williams arrived at the Wicker Park Walgreens in the 1300 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. He entered the store around 9:35 am on Sunday with the intent of robbing it.

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Wanted child porn suspect at large

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Brice Gage Walkins is wanted by Oklahoma police after a reported video of him molesting a 6-month-old was distributed on the internet. August 14 police charged the 22-year-old after a woman and friend of Walkins showed police the video. 

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Perry Mason: Grisly True Crime Case Inspires HBO Series

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While this seemingly never-ending period of quarantine has gifted us plenty of television to obsess over (looking at you, Little Fires Everywhere, Normal People, Upload, and so many others), no series compares to the darkly alluring pull of HBO’s Perry Mason.

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Duck boat disaster that killed 17 may be allowing the 3 charged men off the hook

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A federal magistrate judge recommends dismissing the charges against three men in a duck boat disaster that killed 17 people on July 19, 2018. The disaster in Branson, Missouri, was highly criticized due to the numerous weather warnings announced 23 minutes before the boat departed. 

General manager of Ride the Ducks, Curtis Lanham, and manager, Charles Baltzell, faced multiple neglect and misconduct charges. Scott McKee, the captain of the boat, also faced charges for failure to assess incoming weather and instruct guests to use the floatation devices within the boat.  

Last week however the federal magistrate judge, David P. Rush, urges for these charges to be dismissed because Table Rock Lake is not a navigable waterway under admiralty law. Lawyers for the charged men are also claiming the incident was a tragedy but ultimately an accident.

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Braylen Noble: Toledo Toddler Still Missing

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The search continues for three-year-old Braylen Noble after he went missing on Friday, September 4. According to his mother, Dajnae Cox, Braylen had disappeared after falling out of a window in their third story apartment in South Toledo. Braylen has autism and is nonverbal, but he will respond to two-word phrases such as “come here” as well as the nickname “Fats”.

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Suspicious murder of 21-year-old paratrooper

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On Wednesday, August 19, a procession was held at the Los Angeles International Airport for a 21-year-old paratrooper who was suspiciously murdered and dismembered. According to ABC7, Enrique Roman-Martinez was an army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division from Chino, California. During the Memorial Day weekend, Martinez had decided to go camping with seven other soldiers from Fort Bragg to an island off the outer banks of North Carolina.

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Woman, 55, lives with corpse of father

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In Aichi, Japan, 55-year-old Naoko Tanaka was arrested Monday after police found the corpse of her 87-year-old father, Kenji Tanaka. The father was found on the second floor of the home they share and had been decomposing for months. No external wounds were found.

Police found the body after a tip from a relative of the family. Police suspect the woman was keeping her father’s corpse to collect his pension. The investigation is still on-going.

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Dellmus Colvin: Podcast Interview Prompts Illinois Victim Search

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A search of an abandoned Illinois truck wash on Wednesday uncovered two bones that may belong to an alleged victim of the infamous “Interstate Strangler”, Dellmus Colvin. Colvin, 61, is currently serving consecutive life sentences in Ohio’s Lebanon Correctional Institution for the murders of 33-year-old Jackie Simpson and Melissa Weber, 37, that occurred in 2003.

Why serial killers might be more common than you think

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Recently I was watching Soft White Underbelly, a youtube channel that documents Skid Row life in a series of interviews. The channel features many guests who are often living on the streets and are going through extreme hardships. What stood out to me however was the number of women from the sex work profession who had multiple interactions with serial murderers. 

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Activist and motivational speaker charged with drowning 7-month-old by negligence

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September 2, Fiori Giovanni announced she has been charged with the murder of her 7-month-old daughter after she negligently left her 2 children in the bathtub alone. Giovanni’s daughter was found unresponsive in the water and paramedics were unable to revive her.

Melbourne police say the CCTV footage of the incident will be used as evidence against her. Giovanni is known as a highly respected human rights activist, motivational speaker, author, and social commentator.

12 Best True Crime YouTube Channels to Check out Now

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Can’t get enough true crime? Well, look no further, because we have a list of true crime YouTubers for you to delve into. This list consists of a diverse list of people, who are from different locations, with different following numbers, and different backgrounds. Feel free to follow their link below and enjoy!

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Father suspected in family murder suicide

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Father is a suspect in the murder suicide of his family. Police make a grim discovery on Sunday, August 30 in an apparent family murder-suicide. The parents were Regina, 58, and John Tobin, 57, who lived in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Their kids were Natalie and Graham Tobin, who were both 15-years-old at the time of their death. According to  Beaconjournal.com, the Tobins were well-known philanthropists in the community.

Police Suspended Over Daniel Prude’s Death

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Seven police officers in Rochester, New York, have been suspended for their involvement in the arrest and subsequent death of Daniel Prude. Although Prude lost his life in March, the suspensions comes only after attorneys of Prude’s family released body camera footage showing the officers holding the Black man to the ground as he cried for help.

Soon to Be Mom vanished

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Kassandra Cantrell, a 33 years old woman and pregnant, went missing the day after missing her sonogram appointment on August 27, 2020. Family reported her missing and the FBI are involved as they investigate Cantrell’s Ex-boyfriend ‘s home and vehicle.

Your Next Favorite Podcast: Reverie True Crime

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Reverie True Crime tells stories about all things spine-chilling and hair raising.  From true crime to weird events, host Paige Elmore tells it all.  We spoke with Paige about what inspired her to start her podcast, and what role chronic illness plays in her motivation to make true crime content.  For those of us managing a chronic illness, it’s so refreshing how open Paige is talking about hers.  

Body Of 5-Year-Old Girl Found After Flood; Brother Still Missing

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The body of five-year-old Alexa Castro was found in a creek near the Neuse River in North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon. Heavy downpours and flash flooding caused part of Galilee Road to collapse on Tuesday night. Around 1 a.m., a Smithfield woman called 911 to report that she and her children had been swept off the road while driving. Propelled by the powerful current, the car slid into a nearby creek and rushed toward the Neuse River.

Lakeport Crash: Girlfriend Booked For Boyfriend’s Murder

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Early Sunday morning, August 30th, California Highway Patrol (CHP) were called to investigate a Dodge Durango that had veered off the road and smashed into a utility pole near Lakeshore Boulevard in unincorporated north Lakeport. According to Police Chief Brad Rasmussen, the crash involved Wynona Starr Anderson, 29, and her 29-year-old boyfriend, Yancy McCloud Jr.

Texas Pastor Charged in Child Pornography Investigation

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Two North Texas men were charged on Sept. 1 for child exploitation crimes. David Pettigrew, a 48-year-old pastor, and Chad Michael Rider, a 46-year-old, have been charged with in an indictment returned by a grand jury with conspiring to sexually exploit children. Pettigrew faces additional charges for transporting child pornography.

Men who Burned 3 Bodies Face Possible Death Sentence

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Jariel Cobb, 47, and James Reed, 38, are facing federal murder charges for murders that took place Sept 2019 in Buffalo, New York, and had begun when a 3-year-old was found alone on a porch. According to The Buffalo News, the parents, Miguel Anthony Valentin-Colon and Nicole Marie Merced-Plaud, along with their friend Dhamyl Roman-Audiffred were traveling back from Florida with the child when they were killed. The bodies of the parents were burned inside of their van while the suspects lead the child away from the fire.

39 Missing Children Found in Two Week Sex Trafficking Sting Opperation

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“Operation Not Forgotten” led by the U.S Marshals Service (USMS)  Missing Child Unit, Georgia state and local agencies along with others, worked together to find 39 children from Atlanta and Macon, Georgia.
According to a press release by the USMS, the state of Georgia and local agencies conducted a two-week operation that rescued 26 children and found the safe location of 13 others. 

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23-year-old Texas mom brutally murdered in Mexico

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Mexican authorities found the body of 23-year-old Texas mom brutally murdered. According to The U.S. Sun, Lizbeth Flores graduated from Los Fresnos High School. She was a mother to an 8 month boy and 4-year-old girl. Flores told her mother she was going to Matamoros, Mexico on August 9. Subsequently, Rubio became worried when her daughter never came back home.

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Fort Hood commander removed from position after investigations into mysterious deaths

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Former general commander, Gen Scott Efflandt, has been removed from his position at Fort Hood as of Tuesday after investigations into numerous deceased/missing soldiers. Efflandt’s replacement will be decided in the next coming days. 

The decision was reached after a minimum of 10 soldiers this year were reported missing or dead under suspicious circumstances. Victims such as Elder Fernandez and Vanessa Guillen told family members that they had been sexually assaulted before their deaths.  

Read more about the Fort Hood update at Crime Online and Stars and Stripes.

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Woman shoots elderly acquaintance with an arrow

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Natsumi Mizusawa, 28, from Nagano, Japan, reportedly shot an elderly acquaintance with a crossbow Monday. The man, in his 70s, was heading to Mizusawa’s apartment when he was shot in his right arm. After being shot, the man fled in his car and received medical treatment. 

Tuesday Mizusawa was taken into custody for attempted murder.  Police are now investigating their relationship and the incident. The man is allegedly an acquaintance of Mizusawa’s and had given advanced notice of visiting the day he was shot.

For more information, visit Tokyo Reporter and Japan Today.

Sex Crime Charges for Ron Jeremy in case with 17 Victims

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The adult film star Ron Jeremy was arraigned August 31 on 20 additional rape charges and other sexual assault charges involving 12 more women and a teenage girl. This has increased the number of alleged victims to 17. The 67-year-old pleaded not guilty to allegations of rape and sexual assault in June to separate attacks from 2014.

MMNster Maker: The Rebel Crafter

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If you have a love of both vintage plates and sarcastic sayings, get ready to fill your china cabinet with these hilarious dishes from Rebel Crafter.  Heidi, the maker behind Rebel Crafter has a love of pop culture, true crime and sarcasm.  We spoke with Heidi about what inspired her to make her decorative plates, and how her love of true crime began.  

16-year-old Attacked and Shot by Sex Offender

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Kyan King, a 16-year-old, from Harrisburg, Penn., was shot and killed while running from a registered sex offender. New details of the case show that the suspect, 46-year-old Orlando Duarte has been arrested and charged with criminal homicide, possession of a firearm prohibited after allegedly shooting and killing a boy identified by his family as King.

20 Black True Crime Podcasters to Listen to Now

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Take a look at some of our top picks for Black True Crime Podcasts. True Crime spaces could definitely be more inclusive, so we are here to add a bit more diversity.

Scam Goddess

1. Scam Goddess

Tune in to Scam Goddess to hear the storytelling of comedian, Laci Mosley, as she shares all things fraudulent and those who practice it. Laci and her comedic guest host for that week share stories of scams and historic hoodwinks giving you a classic true-crime tale without the death, or as they would call it True Fun Crime.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Twitter: @scamgoddesspod

Instagram: @scamgoddesspod

Affirmative Murder

2. Affirmative Murder

Affirmative Murder is the podcast trying to bring equality to true crime, and every week Fran and Alvin tell each other murder stories involving minorities. If your first love is comedy + true crime, Alvin and Fran are here to show the rest of us how it’s done!  We recently got to chat with Alvin about his inspiration behind Affirmative Murder and his love of cults!

Check out their interview with us

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Twitter: @AffirmativeMur1

Instagram: @affirmativemurderpod 

 

Murder History Girls

3. Murder History Girls

Brandi and Mikki of Murder History Girls decided to join their love of true crime and history together to create the ultimate podcast–a murder history podcast!  We chatted with the two sisters about working at a cemetery and their favorite true crime tv!

Check out their interview with us 

Twitter: @GirlsMurder

Instagram: @murderhistorygirls 

90s Crime Time

4. 90s Crime Time

Simone is the brains behind the 90s Crime Time Insta, and now the podcast!  If you love the fabulous decade of the 90s, this is definitely the podcast for you!  We chatted with Simone about her love of the 90s, the inspiration behind her podcast, and the massacre at Luby’s Restaurant, which has always haunted her.

Check out their interview with us

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Instagram: @90scrimetime 

Bruh Issa Murder

5. Bruh Issa Murder

Bruh Issa Murder is hosted by Andre Matthews and his black cat, Hex, and he covers true crime cases of color and features music from artists you probably haven’t heard of before. His Instagram is also absolutely delightful, so if you need a good laugh today, be sure to check that out too.  We spoke with Andre about his love of true crime, and his definitive list of podcasts to scare you to sleep! Check out our full interview with Andre in our YouTube chat below!

Check out their interview with us

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Twitter: @murderbruh

Instagram: @bruhissamurder

Handcuffed

6. Handcuffed

Is there a greater joy than discovering a new podcast you love? Well, what if the host of not only delivers fantastic true crime stories, but she brings you those stories with the most comforting British accent?  Look, y’all, I’m American, and I could listen to Rena from Handcuffed tell me grizzly murder stories all day long. I could listen to her talk about balancing a checkbook all day, but we are all so lucky that she chose a true-crime podcast instead!  We were so tickled to talk with Rena about your next favorite podcast that you need to download right now!

Check out their interview with us 

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @HandcuffedPod

Instagram: @handcuffedpodcast

Crime Noir

7. Crime Noir

We interviewed Candice of Crime Noir the Podcast about her inspiration to share stories about missing and murdered black folx.  If you haven’t heard of Crime Noir yet, get ready to hit that subscribe key, because Candice does an amazing job of sharing these stories in a such a sensitive way, and she shares so many cases that you probably haven’t heard yet!

Check out their interview with us

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @CrimexNoir

Instragram: @crimenoirthepodcast

Noir True Crime Files

8. NOIR True Crime Files

NOIR True Crime Files is a true crime podcast dedicated to covering criminal cases in the Black community.  We spoke with NTCF Podcast’s host, JiJi about her inspiration to bring more awareness to Black true crime stories that are often underrepresented in the media and about the cases that keep her up at night.

Check out their interview with us

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @NTCFPodcast 

Instagram: @ntcfpodcast

Crime in the Mitten

9. Crime in the Mitten

You may not be aware, but the state of Michigan has a whole lot of mysterious missing cases and gruesome murders.  Shel and Alia are here to give you the inside scoop on some of Michigan’s most interesting crimes in their awesome podcast, Crime in the Mitten.  Check out our interview with Shal and Ali as we discuss their lifelong friendship and favorite murder shows!

Check out their interview with us 

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter:@CrimeMitten

Instagram: @crimeinthemitten. 

10. Crime and Roses

If you love reality tv AND true crime, you have to check out Crime and Roses.  They are a true crime and Bachelor recap podcast podcast, and we honestly started watching The Bachelor just because we love the hosts Megan and Danielle so much.  Each week during the new season of The Bachelor, Crime and Roses recaps the espisode with a tie in to a true crime story in Bachelor Nation.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @CrimeandRoses

Instagram: @crimeandroses

 

Blood and Firewater

11. Blood and Firewater- We recently got to chat with Rashad Jones of the Blood and Firewater Podcast to learn all about the fun new show, and how Rashad and his sister got into true crime and what inspired them to start their own podcast involving murder and tequila!

Check out their interview with us 

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Twitter: @bfwpodsquad

Instagram: @bloodandfirewaterpodcast

Zero Dark Murder

12. Zero Dark Murder

Join ChaVohn Nakia every Monday as she discusses true crime cases linked to the Armed Forces across the world. Her podcast has discussed notable cases, like the Michael Peterson case from The Staircase and Katherine Knight, a female cannibal. They also cover lesser-known cases, like serial killer William Henry Hance, who served in the Army and murdered 3 women in cold blood. 

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @zerodarkmurder

Instagram: @zerodarkmurder 

Book of Lies

13. Book of Lies

Tune in to these two sisters, Sunni and Brandi talking about real-life liers, frauds, fakes, and phonies. Their most recent podcast to date discusses the women that inspired the movie, Hustlers. The movie plot surrounds a group of women who are strippers and resort to stealing to make ends meet.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Twitter: @Bookofliespod

Instagram: @bookofliespodcast

Late Night Crimecast

14. Late Night Crimecast

Late Night Crimecast is a podcast hosted by Robyn Stephens every Thursday. It surrounds all things true crime-related. The most recent episode talks about the tragic death of Annie Le, a Yale college student whose life ended too soon. Take a look at the links below to get the rest of the details on her podcast.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @LNCrimecast

Instagram: @latenightcrimecast 

 

Freedom Speaks

15. Freedom Speaks Podcast

Craig Woodall gives an insightful look into the history of lynchings in the United States. His most recent podcast highlights the lynchings of Thomas Ship, Abram Smith, and James Cameron. A photo of their lynching was popularized and labeled as iconic because it illustrates the pain and hard reality of the US as well as it’s a brutal dark history in regards to it’s the treatment of black people.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Twitter: @PodcastSpeaks

Fruit Loops

16. Fruit Loops

Fruit Loops is hosted by Wendy and Beth, two true crime enthusiasts showcasing true crime stories based on people of color, certain cases that do not get as much media coverage for that reason. There most recent episode talks about Donald Eugene Younge Jr, a man who is suspected of committing at least 5 women.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @FruitLoopsPod

Instagram:@fruitloopspod 

Cases of Color

17. Cases of Color

Case of Color covers missing and unsolved crime cases involving black people and people of color with host, Randi Johnson. This podcast highlights many cases that are not given the attention they deserve due to prejudices encouraged by the media. There most recent podcast highlights Vanessa Guillen’s murder and exposes the mishandling of her case.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Twitter: @casesofcolor

Instagram: @caseofcolor

 

What Did You Do

18. What Did You Do?! 

Listen in on Dee and Charneil’s podcast What Did You Do?! to hear true crime cases from a mental health and social work perspective. On top of being informative, this podcast will give you a lot of laughs. Their latest episode shares the unfortunate influx of transgender murders while also highlighting the issue isn’t entirely new. They discuss three recent cases as well as one that happened almost a decade ago.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @WhatDidYouDo

Killing Color

19. Killing Color

Killing Color explores the forgotten case true crime involving African Americans and other minority groups. Their overall goal is to remember those who lost their lives and make sure their stories are never forgotten.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @KillingColor

Instagram: @killingcolorpodcast

 

Sick Sad World

20. Sick Sad World

Enjoy this podcast discussing all things dark and macabre with co-hosts Mari and Jasmine. Join them as they talk about murders, ghost stories, aliens, and all things creepy and spooky. According to their website, they are not creating any new episode, but you can give the 30 other episodes a listen wherever you listen to podcasts.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @SickSadWorldSSW

 


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This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: Doomsday Cults, Haunted Houses, and More

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The true-crime podcast universe is ever expanding. We’re here to make it a bit smaller and a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows, and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the noteworthy and the exceptional. Each week, our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists will pick their favorites.

Suzanne Morphew: Husband Quiet As Brother Organizes New Search

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On Mother’s Day, May 10th, 2020, Suzanne Morphew disappeared from Salida, Colorado after reportedly leaving for a morning bike ride. According to NBC News, a neighbor reported Suzanne missing after her teenaged daughters could not reach her whilst they were away on a camping trip. Suzanne’s husband, Barry Morphew, stated that the last time he saw his wife was early that morning when he left their house around 5 a.m. to tend to a landscaping job in Denver.

George Buss, 63

Abe Lincoln impersonator charged with child pornography

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In Freeport, Illinois, George Buss was arrested on August 28 for possession of child pornography videos and patronizing a prostitute. The investigation into Buss started in February and lead to the arrest of one other man, Tyler Dotson. Buss was well known as the 16th President’s reenactor and performed at numerous venues. 

Krystal Lewandowski, 34

Texas mom murders 4-year-old daughter

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Monday, August 24, Fort Worth police responded to the report of a missing 4-year-old child. Krystal Lewandowski, the mother of the 4-year-old, admitted in her report that she had harmed her daughter. Shortly after the first responder arrived at the home it was determined there was a homicide.

No closure to Johnson Bentley murder tragedy

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How Canada’s justice system works for the survivors of murder victims will be on display when the parole hearing for the convicted killer of two families connected to West Kelowna is held next year.