You don't know how many times I've Googled "list of true crime podcasts" and been frustrated with the search results. Maybe this genre is still to niche to warrant a comprehensive list of most---if not all---true crime podcasts. But, how useful would that be for obsessive-types like myself? I have so many opinions about true crime podcasts, but no one with whom to share them in real life! I mean, I spend most of the work day with headphones on, listening to podcasts about fucked up shit. And because I'm a DIY-type person, I decided to make that list myself.
A look back at the crimes, trials, and updates that captivated the true crime community in the first half of 2017.
Debbie Allen, William Schmidbauer, and Hattie Brown each served in the U.S. Military before they each vanished without a trace. While the circumstances of their disappearances vary, all three have this in common: their cases remain unsolved.
On the morning of May 20, 1981, 21-year-old Dale Eugene Kelley departed his home in Carmichael, California in his orange 1976 Toyota Celica. He planned make the six-and-a-half hour drive to Los Angeles to visit his girlfriend, but he never made it there. Two weeks later, his car turned up abandoned in in New Orleans, but he was nowhere to be found. What happened to Dale Kelley?
This marks my first List the Missing post, in which I hope to bring some attention to lesser-known missing persons cases. Each list of missing persons will be based on some shared trend. This week's trend is families who disappeared together.
Have you heard of the FBI Vault, the Bureau's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Library? If like me, you fancy yourself true crime researcher, the online reading room might be your version of heaven. The Vault includes thick files on some of the most notorious, primarily American serial killers and mass murderers: Andrew Cunanan (3 parts) The … Continue reading FBI Vault: Serial Killers and Mass Murderers
New York City heiress Adele Boas didn't wake up on April 23, 1909 with the intention of going missing, but before the sun would set, she was gone.
Thomas Riha spent the night of March 15, 1969 attending dinner party at a graduate student's Boulder home. The University of Colorado professor appeared distracted and nervous that Friday night, but he was a quiet man by nature and his private life had been particularly chaotic as of late. No one was particularly worried by … Continue reading Introducing a Four-Part Series on the 1969 Disappearance of Thomas Riha
A man arrested in a Colorado hatchet incident is now considered "person of interest" in the unsolved murders of Delphi, Indiana teens. First published: Friday, September 29, 2017, 12:44 PM EDT The traffic stop arrest of Daniel James Nations in Woodland Park, Colorado relating to an intimidation incident involving a hatchet may lead to a break in … Continue reading What We Know About Daniel Nations