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Case 76: Silk Road (Part 1)

1:26:20 | Feb 10th, 2018

[Part 1 of 3] The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that started in China in the 2nd century B.C. Via a combination of roads, and sea routes, goods like silk, paper and spices were transported from the producers in Asia to markets i...Show More
Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1976 (Part 1)

1:54:25 | May 13th, 2017

[Part 1 of 5] In 1976, Rancho Cordova was a fairly new, postwar suburb in East Sacramento. Beginning as a housing development in the 50’s by the 70’s it was predominantly a middle-class single story neighbourhood, surrounded by other similar subur...Show More
Case 76: Silk Road (Part 2)

1:21:48 | Feb 17th, 2018

[Part 2 of 3] Nob and the Dread Pirate Roberts started to communicate regularly. The Dread Pirate Roberts had no idea he was really speaking to a DEA agent. And the DEA agent had no idea about the true identity of the Dread Pirate Roberts... Resear...Show More
Case 53: The East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker (Part 5)

1:32:26 | Jun 3rd, 2017

[Part 5 of 5] When Part 4 began, it was August 1978\. Sergeant Jim Bevins and Lieutenant Ray Root from the Sacramento Task Force held a special meeting with law enforcement agencies in Contra Costa County… * * * Researched and written by Ann...Show More
Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1978–1979 (Part 4)

1:28:20 | Jun 3rd, 2017

[Part 4 of 5] Part 3 began with an emergency press conference in mid-1977\. A composite sketch, as well as a physical and psychological profile of the East Area Rapist, was released. The public were warned to be vigilant. * * * Researched an...Show More
Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1977–1978 (Part 3)

1:39:59 | May 27th, 2017

[Part 3 of 5] 1977 started off with a task force being created by the Sacramento Sherriff’s department to catch the East Area Rapist. The crime lab was able to determine that the rapist’s blood was Type A… * * * Researched and written by Ann...Show More
Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1977 (Part 2)

1:41:07 | May 20th, 2017

[Part 2 of 5] On June 18th, 1976, the Sacramento Sherriff’s Department responded to a break in, and rape of a young woman. By the end of the year, there were ten attacks in total, all attributed to the one serial offender, who the media dubbed, “T...Show More
Case 54: Daniel Morcombe

1:28:05 | Jul 1st, 2017

On December 7th, 2003, thirteen-year-old Daniel Morcombe told his brothers he was going to Sunshine Plaza to get a haircut and look for Christmas presents. Shortly after lunch he left his home on Woombye-Palmwoods Road and walked just over one kilome...Show More
Case 81: Brian Wells

1:41:24 | Apr 14th, 2018

On August 28th, 2003, the Great Lakes city of Erie, Pennsylvania was in the height of summer. 46-year old Brian Wells did what he had done most mornings for the previous ten years – he went to his lunchtime shift as a pizza delivery man at Mama Mia’...Show More
Case 76: Silk Road (Part 3)

1:05:58 | Feb 24th, 2018

[Part 3 of 3] As the two agents walked towards the front door of 2260 Fifteenth Avenue, one of them pulled out the fake IDs to have another look before asking questions... Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher This episode's spons...Show More
Case 50: Jennifer Pan

2:40:37 | Apr 15th, 2017

On November 8th, 2010, just after 9.30pm; 25-year-old Jennifer Pan was in her bedroom. She had her TV on and was chatting on the phone while getting ready for bed. She could hear movement downstairs and voices she didn’t recognise. There were peop...Show More
Case 18: The North Hollywood Shootout

1:02:59 | May 7th, 2016

On the 28th of February 1997 Los Angeles police officers, Perello and Farrell were on routine patrol driving along Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood. As they were driving past the Bank of America they saw two large figures enter the bank. Both w...Show More
Case 109: Belanglo (Part 1)

1:09:51 | Mar 23rd

[Part 1 of 5] The Hume Freeway is one of the busiest interstate routes in Australia, linking the countries two most populous cities, Sydney and Melbourne... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researc...Show More
Case 100: The Beaumont Children

1:57:48 | Nov 17th, 2018

The Beaumont’s were the quintessential Aussie family. By 1966, 41-year-old Jim Beaumont had traded driving taxis for a new career in sales... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched and written ...Show More
Case 99: Becky Watts

1:46:29 | Nov 10th, 2018

Major violent crimes are rare in Bristol, providing residents with the peace of mind that their community is safe and protected... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched and written by [Victori...Show More
Case 84: Lesley Molseed (Part 2)

1:03:52 | May 19th, 2018

[Part 2 of 2] The Molseed family were satisfied justice was served for child-killer Stefan Kiszko. Yet, his capture and conviction did not bring April Molseed any sense of joy... ------- Episode researched and written by Milly Raso Additional edi...Show More
Case 84: Lesley Molseed (Part 1)

1:23:18 | May 12th, 2018

[Part 1 of 2] On Sunday, October 5, 1975, April Molseed was making her way through a list of chores in her home on Delamere Road in Rochdale, a town at the foothills of the moor countryside in Northern England... ____ Episode researched and writte...Show More
Case 68: Escape from Alcatraz

1:03:26 | Nov 25th, 2017

Although Alcatraz Prison had since been repaired to a workable condition, the battle scars of Bernie Coy’s 1946 violent failed escape remained visible throughout the cell house. Areas of the floor were chipped, cracked, and faded black from where ...Show More
Case 59: Amy Lynn Bradley

1:13:59 | Aug 18th, 2017

In the autumn of 1998, 23-year-old Amy Lynn Bradley was told by her parents that they had been gifted a Caribbean cruise. Amy wasn’t excited by the news like they were, she had only just moved into her own apartment after graduating from her degree i...Show More
Case 53: Bonus 2 – Interview

15:03 | Jun 17th, 2017

EAR/ONS BONUS EPISODE #2 Interview with Paul Holes Contra Costa County DA Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes spoke with us for the series. You heard him discussing the “Homework Papers" found in Danville as well as his role in finding the DNA...Show More
Case 53: Bonus 1 – Interviews

33:51 | Jun 15th, 2017

EAR/ONS BONUS EPISODE #1 Interviews with Jane Carson-Sandler & Carol Daly Jane Carson-Sandler survived the brutal attack and rape of the East Area Rapist in the October of 1976\. She is the fifth known survivor. She was in bed with her three...Show More
Case 51: Tina Watson

2:30:16 | Apr 22nd, 2017

In the Coral Sea, off the coast of Northern Queensland, lies the Great Barrier Reef. Seen clearly from space, It is the largest living structure on earth. It is a World Heritage Site and known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Tour...Show More
Case 49: The Moors Murders (Part 3)

1:56:43 | Apr 1st, 2017

[Part 3 of 3] (A recap of part two) Brady and Hindley continued their killing spree, murdering Keith Bennett on the 16th of June 1964, seven months after the murder of John Kilbride. Two months later Hindley’s sister Maureen married David Smith...Show More
Case 49: The Moors Murders (Part 2)

1:42:25 | Mar 25th, 2017

[Part 2 of 3] (A recap of Part 1) Ian Brady and Myra Hindley met while working together at Millwards Merchandising company. They committed the murder of 16-year-old Pauline Reade on the 12th of July 1963\. Four months later the 23rd of November...Show More
Case 49: The Moors Murders (Part 1)

1:25:08 | Mar 18th, 2017

[Part 1 of 3] The Moors in England have been a matter of interest and discussion ever since their immortalization in Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights.” Where they were described as never-ending, wild, and even maddening. In Thomas Hardy’s "Tes...Show More
Case 45: Port Arthur

1:20:53 | Feb 11th, 2017

On April 28th, 1996, Martin John Bryant became known as the worst single mass-murderer in Australian History. 21 years later, the Port Arthur Massacre still stands as the 3rd deadliest shooting by a lone gunman in the world. Known as a loner with ...Show More
Case 42: Sherri Rasmussen

1:05:07 | Jan 14th, 2017

Van Nuys is a neighbourhood in the central San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California. And it was there that newlyweds Sherri Rasmussen and John Ruetten lived in a condo together, on Balboa Boulevard. Sherri Rasmussen was bo...Show More
Case 41: Mr Cruel

1:04:27 | Jan 7th, 2017

Mr Cruel had an incredible impact on Australia in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He was Australia’s bogeyman. Sparking unprecedented fear in adults and children. Even hardened criminals were shaken and took measures to better protect their families...Show More
Case 24: Russell Street Bombing (Part 2)

36:47 | Jul 9th, 2016

[Part 2 of 2] We left part one just after the government announced a 500 thousand dollar reward for any information to help solve the case. It was hoped this large reward would be enough to entice a male caller to make contact again. He had alr...Show More
Case 24: Russell Street Bombing (Part 1)

24:46 | Jul 2nd, 2016

[Part 1 of 2] Haros Avenue in Nunawading (Melbourne) presented a problem for the police surveillance team following the red Jaguar. It was a small dead-end street. No way to observe the house there bank robbery suspect was heading to, without bein...Show More
Case 19: Snowtown

1:32:17 | May 14th, 2016

Living in Australia, I had heard of the Snowtown case. I knew it as the bodies in the barrels case. But that’s all I knew. I had no idea about the who, the what, the why, or the when. So I didn’t know it was the worst case of serial killing in Aus...Show More
Case 09: Jonathan Luna

35:04 | Mar 5th, 2016

He was implicated in a case of missing money from a courthouse evidence vault. He was facing allegations of misconduct and illegal handling of a witness in a major drug trafficking trial, which lead to the judge ordering a federal investigation. O...Show More
Case 121: The Freeway Phantom

1:23:17 | Aug 17th

Inside the pocket of her coat was a piece of white notebook paper with a handwritten message that read: “This is tantamount to my insensitivity to people, especially women. I will admit the others when you catch me if you can.” The note was signed, t...Show More
Case 120: Bill McGuire

1:07:33 | Aug 10th

It was a dark green suitcase. Given its proximity to the bridge, the men assumed it must have blown off the luggage rack of a vehicle driving above and hauled it onboard... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Epi...Show More
Case 119: Abigail Williams and Liberty German

1:09:00 | Jul 27th

On Sunday, February 12, Abigail Williams and Liberty German spent the afternoon practicing their swing in preparation for the upcoming softball season... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched by ...Show More
Case 118: The Chicago Tylenol Murders

1:23:03 | Jul 21st

Back at Northwest Community Hospital, Doctor Thomas Kim was getting ready to leave work for the day when a nurse informed him that the Janus family were being brought back in... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost...Show More
Case 117: Hannah Foster

1:17:27 | Jul 12th

At 11:00 pm on Friday, March 14 2003, a call was placed to the United Kingdom’s emergency services telephone number, 999. As per standard procedure, the operator answered by requesting which emergency service department the caller required – fire, po...Show More
Casefile Presents: From the Files - a new Casefile show

04:48 | Jul 3rd

Casefile Presents promo We have launched our very own platform called Casefile Presents, which will provide a space for existing and emerging podcasts to reach a wider audience. The first Casefile Presents show will be released this weekend. From the...Show More
Case 116: Chloe Ayling

1:22:35 | Jun 29th

In 1987, London-based lawyer and part-time DJ, Phil Green, cemented a new career endeavour by founding his own modelling agency, aptly titled ‘Supermodel Agency’... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched ...Show More
Case 115: Operation Cathedral

1:15:24 | Jun 22nd

Schoolgirls Allison and Mary had been best friends for years, spending most of their time together at school, soccer practice, and sleepovers... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched and written by Milly...Show More
Case 114: Elisa Claps & Heather Barnett

1:47:30 | Jun 15th

On September 12 1993, the Claps family were preparing for a relaxing Sunday ahead. It was a sunny day in their hometown of Potenza, a mountain city in the Basilicata Region of Southern Italy... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter....Show More
Case 113: Brendan Bernard

1:09:45 | Jun 1st

At around midday on Thursday, February 5 2015, two walkers were strolling along the eastern banks of the Maribyrnong River in Moonee Ponds, a suburb 6 kilometres out of Melbourne... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefile...Show More
Case 112: Rachel Barber

1:12:56 | May 25th

When the class finished for the day at around 5:35 pm, Rachel Barber left the Dance Factory with several other classmates and walked along Church Street towards her tram home on Bridge Road... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.c...Show More
Case 111: Shauna Howe

1:15:22 | May 18th

At the time of Lucy’s call, Oil City police were in the midst of investigating an odd occurrence that had been reported earlier that night... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched and written ...Show More
Case 110: Muriel McKay

1:27:16 | May 3rd

During the 1950s and ’60s, Australian reporter and journalist Rupert Murdoch became the senior executive of his own private news proprietor company... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched and...Show More
BONUS: Introducing Running from COPS

10:55 | Apr 23rd

Running from COPS is a new podcast from the team behind Missing Richard Simmons. COPS is the longest-running reality show in history. It’s a show that turned the worst days of people’s lives into a TV spectacle. Dan Taberski tracked those people down...Show More
Case 109: Belanglo (Part 5)

1:35:02 | Apr 20th

[Part 5 of 5] Accused serial killer, 51-year-old Ivan Milat sat motionless before the court dressed in a navy suit, white shirt and grey checkered tie... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched...Show More
Case 109: Belanglo (Part 4)

1:04:44 | Apr 13th

[Part 4 of 5] Officers covering the inner perimeter of the premises radioed through to the command post advising they could hear movement inside the garage... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode resea...Show More
Case 109: Belanglo (Part 3)

1:20:19 | Apr 6th

[Part 3 of 5] 23-year-old Paul Onions arrived in Australia from his hometown of Birmingham, England on December 22 1989\. He spent the first six weeks of his trip… Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Ep...Show More
Case 109: Belanglo (Part 2)

1:08:26 | Mar 30th

[Part 2 of 5] On September 20 1992, New South Wales police officers gathered under the eucalyptus trees in the rugged depths of Belanglo State Forest... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched ...Show More
Case 109 Announcement

02:27 | Mar 8th

Part I coming soon...
Case 108: The Kicevo Monster

1:04:34 | Mar 2nd

The Macedonian city of Kicevo is situated within the slopes of Bistra Mountain... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched by [Mike Migas](http://mikemigas.com/) and Paulina Szymanska Episode wr...Show More
Case 107: Lucie Blackman & Carita Ridgway

1:32:00 | Feb 23rd

In early 2000, 21-year-old Lucie Blackman and her long-time best friend Louise Phillips devised a plan to spend a few months living and working in Japan... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researche...Show More
Introducing Over My Dead Body

07:31 | Feb 13th

What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead. Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or [www.wondery.fm/casefile](http://www.wondery.fm/casefile)
Case 106: Peter Nielsen (Part 2)

1:16:35 | Feb 9th

[Part 2 of 2] The half-empty arrival lounge began to fill with people. Reporters and news crews quickly gathered around the information desk, pointing cameras, microphones, and voice recorders at airport staff, bombarding them with a flurry of quest...Show More
Case 106: Peter Nielsen (Part 1)

1:08:59 | Feb 2nd

[Part 1 of 2] As night fell on July 1 2002, Owingen’s quiet streets were disrupted by a deep rumbling from above, prompting locals to assume an unforecast storm was fast approaching... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/ca...Show More
Case 105: Louise Bell

1:15:06 | Jan 26th

During recess and lunchtime at Hackham West Primary School in 1982, teachers patrolled the schoolyard to oversee the young children as they ran around and played together between lessons. Yet, there was often one student separated from the others, pr...Show More
Q&A with Anonymous Host

39:52 | Dec 28th, 2018

Hi, everyone! Case 104: Mark & John was our last case this year. The next episode will be out on the 26th of January 2019; however, we have a surprise for you – a bonus Q&A episode with the host... This episode's sponsors: [Calm](https://www.calm...Show More
Case 104: Mark and John

1:04:27 | Dec 22nd, 2018

First responders rushed into the alley after receiving reports of a stabbing. Towards the dead-end of the narrow passageway, they found a teenage boy... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched a...Show More
Case 103: The Gonzales Family

1:36:54 | Dec 15th, 2018

In mid-2004, Australian real estate group LJ Hooker posted a for sale sign on the front lawn of a vacant address in North Ryde, a cosmopolitan suburb in north-western Sydney... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefil...Show More
Case 102: Britt Lapthorne

1:57:14 | Dec 1st, 2018

As her twenty-first birthday approached in 2008, Britt Kathryn May Lapthorne asked her parents for just one present – the biggest travel backpack she could carry... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode ...Show More
Case 101: Sian Kingi

1:34:26 | Nov 24th, 2018

As the midweek workday was wrapping up on Wednesday, November 11 1987, staff were closing stores and filtering out of offices throughout Ipswich… Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched and ...Show More
Case 98: The Pillow Pyro

1:39:38 | Oct 27th, 2018

California is ranked as the US state most prone to wildfire, with over two million households at extreme risk at any time. The state has seen some of the most devastating fires in American history... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://...Show More
Case 97: Rebecca Schaeffer

1:23:02 | Oct 20th, 2018

In 1986, young actress Rebecca Schaeffer landed her dream job. Beating out thousands of Hollywood hopefuls, Rebecca was offered the second lead in a new Hollywood sitcom... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehos...Show More
Case 96: The Toy Box (Part 3)

1:14:22 | Oct 5th, 2018

[Part 3 of 3] The final part of the Toy Box series… __ [Items and Artifacts in David Parker Ray Case](https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/albuquerque/items-david-parker-ray) __ Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://...Show More
Case 96: The Toy Box (Part 2)

1:17:05 | Sep 29th, 2018

[Part 2 of 3] Part two of the three-part Toy Box series… Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched and written by [Victoria Dieffenbacher](https://www.upwork.com/o/profiles/users/_~013986bf...Show More
Case 96: The Toy Box (Part 1)

1:11:26 | Sep 22nd, 2018

[Part 1 of 3] It was 3:22 pm on March 22 1999, when Sierra County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Central Dispatch received a call from a local residential number... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched a...Show More
Case 95: The Vampire of Krakow

1:17:49 | Sep 8th, 2018

Tales of vampires have been found in nearly every culture around the world, dating back centuries. In 17th and 18th century Poland, belief in such legends was rife... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episod...Show More
Case 94: Millie & Trevor Horn, Janice Saunders

1:16:15 | Sep 1st, 2018

Vivian drove to her sister Millie’s house on the leafy, suburban North Gate Drive in Silver Spring, Maryland... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched and written by Eileen Ormsby This episode...Show More
Case 93: Susan Snow and Bruce Nickell

1:40:54 | Aug 25th, 2018

At 6:43 am, an emergency call came through to 9-1-1. Hayley Snow struggled to get the words out: “I think my mother fell while I was in the shower... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched and ...Show More
Case 92: Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs

1:04:30 | Aug 11th, 2018

In December 2008, veteran journalist Caitlin Moran was surfing the web when she came across a link on a chat board. The link was accompanied with the message: ‘See if you can keep your breakfast down after watching this! I couldn’t!’ Episode narrate...Show More
Case 91: Carly Ryan

1:04:07 | Aug 4th, 2018

This is a fable about trust, love, and independence. The story features three characters: a mother, her daughter, and the daughter’s suitor... ________ We would like to add a special thanks credit for Karina Natt and [The Carly Ryan Foundation](htt...Show More
Case 90: Hoddle Street

1:10:26 | Jul 28th, 2018

He was always saying he wished a war would start in Australia. Well, he started his own war. The thing is, he fought a coward’s war, didn’t he?  Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode researched and written by Elsha McGill This episode's s...Show More
Case 89: Ella Tundra

1:02:15 | Jul 14th, 2018

On October 3 2014, Paige Rolland was working her regular shift at Asda supermarket, in Glenrothes, Scotland. She was in the breakfast aisle... Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Episode researched and written...Show More
Case 88: Stephen Hilder

1:04:45 | Jul 7th, 2018

Accidents are to be expected in skydiving. It is, after all, an extreme sport. Over 99% of people who jump out of an aeroplane will do it just once, attached to an instructor...  Episode narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefileh...Show More
Case 87: Elaine O’Hara

1:06:32 | Jun 16th, 2018

Sheila stood vigil; eyes transfixed on Elaine’s apartment. She waited for Elaine’s car to pull up, light to flicker on, her shadow to move past a window… Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode researched by [Bonnie Lavelle Robinson](https:/...Show More
Case 86: Amy Allwine

1:23:11 | Jun 9th, 2018

The 31st of May 2016 was much like any other day. Until the monotony was broken up by a visit from the FBI. Although not an everyday occurrence, it was not completely out of the ordinary for the FBI to contact local police as a courtesy to let them k...Show More
Case 85: Tom Brown

56:45 | Jun 2nd, 2018

Midnight approached on Thanksgiving Eve, November 23rd, 2016\. Penny Meek was up waiting for her son Tom Brown, who was due home any moment… * * * Episode researched and narrated by the [Anonymous Host](https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Writ...Show More
Case 83: Chantelle & Leela McDougall, Tony Popic

1:08:57 | May 5th, 2018

Teenager Chantelle McDougall fully embraced and absorbed Simon Kadwell’s teachings. He often told her she was not from this world, that she was different... _ _ _  This episode's sponsors: [SimpliSafe](https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect yo...Show More
Case 53: EAR-ONS/Golden State Killer | Update

36:45 | Apr 26th, 2018

This is an important update on the EAR-ONS/Golden State Killer case in Case 53 (25.04.18). For all credits and sources, please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-53-original-night-stalker-part-5](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-53-original-night-stalke...Show More
Case 82: Maria Korp

1:43:26 | Apr 21st, 2018

Maria prioritised her role as a mother above all else. She’d drop whatever she was doing, no matter how important, to ensure she reached her son on time. _ _ _  Researched and written by [Milly Raso](https://www.millylouiseraso.com/) This episode'...Show More
Case 80: Bonus Interview

21:04 | Apr 11th, 2018

Bonus interview with Vikki Petraitis – author of the book "The Phillip Island Murder" ----- For all credits and sources please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-80-beth-barnard](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-80-beth-barnard/)
Case 80: Beth Barnard

1:37:25 | Apr 7th, 2018

The sun rose over Phillip Island at 6:09 am on the morning of September 23rd, 1986, a perfect spring day. By all accounts, as Fergus Cameron lay on his sister Marnie’s sofa, he didn’t stir when she got up for work at 7 am OR when Ian—Marnie’s husband...Show More
Case 79: Rayna Rison

1:06:56 | Mar 24th, 2018

In 1993, breaking news in the small Northern Indiana city of LaPorte always seemed to be from Chicago or South Bend. Nothing shocking ever happened in LaPorte... _ _ _  **The Rayna Rison Memorial Scholarship** c/o Director of Music 602 F Street ...Show More
Case 78: The Janabi Family

1:49:07 | Mar 17th, 2018

Sergeant Yribe was notably stern, straight-faced, and focused when approaching the building. He commanded his squad quickly and efficiently as they swept through the farmhouse performing a building clearance… Researched and written by [Milly Raso](h...Show More
Case 77: Mia Zapata

1:03:00 | Mar 10th, 2018

Born on August 25, 1965, Mia Zapata lived with her brother, sister and parents in Louisville, Kentucky. The family lived a comfortable life in Douglass Hills where the children had a free-spirited and carefree upbringing… * * * Opening poem ...Show More
Case 75: Graeme Thorne

1:04:43 | Jan 27th, 2018

Bazil Thorne picked up the phone and listened as the reporter told him he had just won the lottery. At first, Bazil didn’t believe it – but when the man on the other end read out the number of the winning ticket and the name of the syndicate, Bazi...Show More
Case 74: Eric Coy

1:00:58 | Jan 20th, 2018

In 1987, nine-year-old Eric Coy was living with his parents and older brother in a central neighbourhood of Martinez, Northern California. Most Saturdays Eric played with his cousin Eddrick, who was also his best friend. Eddrick only lived a five-...Show More
Case 73: The Lady in the Barrel

43:47 | Jan 17th, 2018

September 15th, 1878 was a cooler than average day for Staten Island, New York. A cold north-westerly breeze blew as three young teenage boys tended cattle in the woods near Silver Lake... Researched and written by [Anna Priestland](agpstories.com...Show More
Case 72: Wilhelmina Kruger and Anna Dowlingkoa

1:00:08 | Jan 13th, 2018

Wilhelmina was especially anxious. In the preceding weeks, she had developed a funny feeling that someone was watching her. It was the reason why her partner Stanley was driving her to work… * * * Researched and written by [Milly Raso](https://...Show More
2018 Announcement

02:34 | Jan 13th, 2018

Announcement from the Anonymous Host.
Case 71: Elodie Morel

54:48 | Dec 16th, 2017

…meanwhile, almost 20 kilometres away, the telephone at the Aigues-Mortes police station rang. The answering officer listened as a panicked male caller warned, “A guy who just left my place is about to kidnap a girl. He’s armed, and I think he’s abou...Show More
Case 70: The Kimberley Killer

54:02 | Dec 9th, 2017

The Kimberley is one of the most remote areas in Australia. Tourists are advised not to leave the main roads and to avoid driving at dawn or during the night – mainly because of the dangers of wildlife and the road trains which dominate the night hou...Show More
Case 69: Gary Patterson

57:33 | Dec 2nd, 2017

On the morning of Saturday, May 3rd, 1997; 33-year-old, single father Gary Patterson woke up before dawn in his home in Waco, Texas. He got dressed in black jeans and a white shirt and boots. He didn’t need to wear a suit to his final job intervie...Show More
Case 67: The Battle of Alcatraz

1:06:16 | Nov 18th, 2017

Alcatraz Prison was the solution to America’s overwhelming crime problem. It didn’t aim to rehabilitate like other prisons. It aimed to punish. The worst-of-the-worst inmates of all the other prisons across America were shipped to Alcatraz, inmate...Show More
Case 66: The Black Widow

1:03:47 | Nov 11th, 2017

“Even the judge will tell you that good character, a good name that’s built by good character traits, is to be considered by you because the law allows that a person with good traits and a good name is less likely to engage in criminal conduct…" *...Show More
Case 65: Allison Baden-Clay

1:34:06 | Nov 4th, 2017

Gerard woke up around 6 am. Allison wasn’t in bed. Their three daughters, then aged ten, eight and five weren’t awake yet. Gerard got out of bed and walked through the house to see if Allison was already up, or if she had fallen asleep on the s...Show More
Case 64: Peter Weinberger

56:50 | Oct 28th, 2017

“Attention. I’m sorry this had to happen but I am in bad need of money and couldn’t get it any other way. Don’t tell anyone or go to the police about this because I am watching you closely. I am scared stiff and will kill the baby at your first wr...Show More
Case 46: The Frankston and Tynong North Serial Killer | Update

35:12 | Oct 22nd, 2017

An important update on the case from Victoria police on October 21st, 2017. **MAPS:** * **[Frankston North Killings map](http://casefilepodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Frankston.png)** * **[Frankston and Tynong North points of inter...Show More
Case 63: Catherine Holmes and Georgina Watmore

42:26 | Oct 14th, 2017

Cowra is a town in the central west region of New South Wales, located about 300 kilometres west of Sydney and 189 kilometres north of Australia’s capital, Canberra. With less than ten thousand residents, it was a town where everyone knew everyone...Show More
Case 62: The Honolulu Strangler

42:42 | Oct 7th, 2017

Since the tourism boom of the 1950's, the Hawaiian islands have been enticing tourists into their relaxed, laid-back lifestyle. From the early days, honeymooners and holidaymakers could arrive in droves, welcomed by smiling hula dancers with floral l...Show More
Case 61: The Lin Family

1:04:30 | Sep 30th, 2017

The newsagency was always open on time, especially on Saturdays, the busiest morning on the shopping strip. People were standing out the front of the newsagency, staring at a huge pile of papers still bundled on the footpath, and when they tried the ...Show More
Case 60: Jonestown (Part 3)

1:00:09 | Sep 23rd, 2017

[Part 3 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you… This is the chilling conclusion to Jonestown. * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part...Show More
Case 60: Jonestown (Part 2)

1:00:55 | Sep 16th, 2017

[Part 2 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you… * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-2**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestow...Show More
Case 60: Jonestown (Part 1)

1:24:27 | Sep 16th, 2017

[Part 1 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you… * * * Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-1**](http://casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestow...Show More
Case 58: Shannon Matthews

1:04:15 | Aug 12th, 2017

It was a school morning, and for once Shannon Matthews had something to look forward to. Her fourth-year class had their first swimming lesson that day, and she had been looking forward to it for ages. Despite the freezing room, she crawled out and s...Show More
Case 57: Walsh Street

1:48:43 | Jul 29th, 2017

Victoria Police Constables Steven Tynan and Damian Eyre’s night shift started on October 11, 1988, at 11:00 pm. Call sign ‘Prahran 311', it had been a shift of routine policing for the pair; a domestic dispute, noisy parties, a drunk in Fitzroy Stree...Show More
Case 56: Anita Cobby

1:36:37 | Jul 22nd, 2017

Blacktown is a suburb located in Western Sydney, 37 kilometres away from Sydney’s Central Business District. In the mid-1980’s, drugs, crime and high levels of unemployment were rife in the streets of Blacktown. But it was one particular night that c...Show More
Case 55: Simone Strobel

1:08:43 | Jul 15th, 2017

On February 11th, 2005, a group of four German backpackers arrived into the NSW Northern Rivers City of Lismore. 25-year-old Simone Strobel, her 24-year-old boyfriend Tobias Suckfuell, Tobias’ older sister 28-year-old Katrin Suckfuell, and Katrin’s f...Show More
Case 52: Mary & Beth Stauffer, Jason Wilkman

1:57:03 | May 6th, 2017

Two witnesses saw the male acting suspicious in the car park, hiding in the ditch. He didn’t seem right. What was he doing? But Mary didn’t see the male. Not until it was too late… * * * Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher Fo...Show More
Case 48: Suzy Lamplugh

57:28 | Mar 4th, 2017

On the 28th July 1986, 25-year-old Suzy Lamplugh went to work like every other day. The office at Sturgis and Sons Real Estate was busy, and everyone was rushing about their day. Just after 12.30pm Suzy left the office with her purse, which contai...Show More
Case 47: Yara Gambirasio

45:26 | Feb 25th, 2017

Brembate di Sopra is a small and picturesque town 7km or 4 miles north-west of the city of Bergamo in Northern Italy. About an hours drive from Milan. The province of Lombardy covers the cities of Milan and Bergamo including the small town of Brembat...Show More
Case 46: The Frankston and Tynong North Serial Killer

1:06:45 | Feb 18th, 2017

Frankston is a Bayside council of Melbourne as well as a suburb itself with around 135,000 people residing there. It sits 40km or 25miles south-east from the centre of Melbourne and includes a varied mix of affluent areas as well as inexpensive and c...Show More
Case 44: Peter Falconio

1:54:10 | Jan 28th, 2017

The desert roads of the Northern Territory are as long as they are desolate. If you stand still, your own heartbeat is the loudest sound you’ll hear. The thrill of the open road and the sheer expanse of the hot desert is an exciting drawcard for m...Show More
Case 43: Keith Warren

45:42 | Jan 21st, 2017

Silver Spring is part of Montgomery County in the state of Maryland, USA. It has a population of about 70 thousand people and is located about a 40-minute drive south of Maryland’s largest city, Baltimore. Silver Spring is also only about a 20-minute...Show More
Case 30: The Claremont Serial Killer | Update

08:05 | Dec 23rd, 2016

This is an update on the Claremont Serial Killer case in Case 30. For all credits and sources please visit [**casefilepodcast.com/claremont**](http://casefilepodcast.com/claremont/)
End of Year Message

05:14 | Dec 17th, 2016

Hi, everyone! Case 40: John Newman was our last case this year. The next episode will be out on the 7th of January 2017, but we didn't want just to leave, so we recorded a short end of year message for you. Once again we would like to take this...Show More
Case 40: John Newman

1:04:02 | Dec 10th, 2016

Cabramatta is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, located 30 kilometres, or 18 miles southwest of the Central Business District. Only around 30 percent of the 20 thousand residents of Cabramatta were born in Australia. It is one of the most ethnically div...Show More
Case 39: Janelle Patton

1:01:38 | Dec 3rd, 2016

Norfolk Island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean, situated between Australia and New Zealand. A place of spectacular scenery and peaceful beauty. The total area of the Island is 34 kilometres squared. Or 13 miles squared. With a population of...Show More
Case 38: The Pikuls

1:22:06 | Nov 12th, 2016

New York is the best-known city in the United States, and the most populated, with over 8 and a half million residents within 305 square miles. New York is a hub for business, fashion, technology, entertainment, art and is commonly recognized as t...Show More
Case 37: The Yorkshire Ripper (Part 3)

51:52 | Nov 5th, 2016

[Part 3 of 3] “Well I think the time had come, you might say the time had come a few murders ago, but it’s certainly come for a rethink about the whole investigation." * * * Research for this episode by Victoria Dieffenbacher. Co-written by ...Show More
Case 37: The Yorkshire Ripper (Part 2)

1:19:34 | Oct 29th, 2016

[Part 2 of 3] West Yorkshire is a county in England that has a population of over 2 million people. It covers an area of over 2,000 km² and is formed by five cities: Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees, and Calderdale. Each one of these cities ha...Show More
Case 37: The Yorkshire Ripper (Part 1)

1:05:41 | Oct 22nd, 2016

[Part 1 of 3] West Yorkshire is a county in England that has a population of over 2 million people. It covers an area of over 2,000 km² and is formed by five cities: Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees, and Calderdale. Each one of these cities ha...Show More
Case 36: Amok

35:29 | Oct 15th, 2016

The Polish press called it “The perfect murder.” “One of the most unconventional police investigations ever conducted.” It was 9:30 am, November 13th, the year 2000\. A male caller phoned an advertising company in the city of Wroclaw, Poland. ...Show More
Case 35: Operation Mayan

47:54 | Oct 8th, 2016

Swindon is a large town in the county of Wiltshire, South West England, about 126km or 78 miles west of London. With a population of about 185 thousand people, it has one of the lower crime rates in the country. Sian O’Callaghan was a 22-year-old ...Show More
Case 34: The Catholic Mafia

57:45 | Sep 24th, 2016

[WARNING – This episode deals with child sex abuse. It will not be suitable for all listeners.] Father John Day was a Catholic priest who graduated from Corpus Christi College in Melbourne in 1927\. Corpus Christi is one of Australia’s leading pri...Show More
Case 33: Jaycee Lee Dugard

1:07:39 | Sep 17th, 2016

South Lake Tahoe is a small town that stands over 6,000 feet above sea-level between the Nevada and Californian border in the United States. Surrounded by mountains, the picturesque landscape attracts thousands of tourists both in winter and summer… ...Show More
Case 32: Grace and Kathleen Holmes

34:17 | Sep 4th, 2016

The 1950s was the decade that saw the birth of the suburban dream in Australia. It was a time where employment levels were extremely high and there was a very good standard of living across the country. NOTE: The interviews played in this episode ...Show More
Case 31: The Killer Couple

40:36 | Aug 27th, 2016

Ten years before the Claremont serial killings, the disappearance of four women from around Perth, some from the same Highway the Claremont victims were abducted from, hardly raise any media attention… * * * Research for this episode by Victori...Show More
Case 30: The Claremont Serial Killer

57:11 | Aug 20th, 2016

The city of Perth is the capital of Western Australia. It is one of the most remote cities in the world. Adelaide is the closest city, which is a 3-hour flight away… * * * Research for this episode by Victoria Dieffenbacher. Co-written by Victo...Show More
Case 29: The Burgate House Murders

24:29 | Aug 13th, 2016

The Burgate house was a secluded mansion on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, England. It was 8:30 pm, on the 1st of September 1986\. The residents had just finished dinner and were about to enjoy dessert. And that’s when three men wearing ...Show More
Case 28: Lindsay Buziak

1:17:04 | Aug 6th, 2016

Two weeks ago we covered the case of Lisa Marie Young. We are back on Vancouver Island this week. A one and a half hour drive south of Nanaimo to Victoria. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, British Colombia, Canada. A place where th...Show More
Case 27: The West Mesa Bone Collector

31:55 | Jul 30th, 2016

The eastern side of the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is closed in by mountains. On the city’s west side, a mesa rises out of the Rio Grande Valley. In 2005, subdivisions and new housing were being built along the West Mesa. The construction pr...Show More
Case 26: Lisa Marie Young

23:41 | Jul 23rd, 2016

Vancouver Island. Known for its breathtaking scenery, astonishing postcard beauty and amazing wildlife. Heaven on earth. But on certain parts of the island, beneath the beauty, some will tell you there lies a dark underbelly. And in the early hour...Show More
Case 25: Prue Bird

29:58 | Jul 16th, 2016

“If any bastard ever thought about going to the cops about us, they’ll be killed and so will their fucking families. And if we don’t get them, our mates will. It would be a shame if anything happened to your sweet little Prue, wouldn’t it”. Those ...Show More
Case 23: The Frankston Serial Killer (Part 2)

31:00 | Jun 25th, 2016

[Part 2 of 2] Part 2 of the Frankston Serial Killer. At the end of part 1 police had found out who owned the suspicious vehicle parked on Skye Road at the time of Natalie Russell's murder. Will it get them anywhere though? For all credits and s...Show More
Case 23: The Frankston Serial Killer (Part 1)

32:42 | Jun 18th, 2016

[Part 1 of 2] Donna had recently received a few prank calls and she was getting nervous. She had a young baby and didn’t like the idea of being alone at night. Her boyfriend Les worked as a pizza delivery driver, and she decided to spend the night...Show More
Case 22: Marguerite Edwards

28:51 | Jun 11th, 2016

It was Wednesday the 2nd of August 1989\. 41-year-old Marguerite Edwards started the day like any other. Making sure her three daughters were up, and ready for school. Marguerite was happily married to Iain Edwards, a successful orthodontist with ...Show More
Case 21: Pamela Lawrence

1:05:04 | May 28th, 2016

On Monday the 23rd of May 1994, a violent storm hit the city of Perth, Western Australia. Peter Lawrence was starting to become concerned. It was getting late and his wife Pamela Lawrence hadn’t gotten home from work yet. He called her at 6:15 pm,...Show More
Case 20: Stoni Blair and Stephen Berry

34:45 | May 21st, 2016

The details of this case are extremely difficult to hear. Extreme child abuse and child murder are involved. This episode won't be for everybody. There is far more courtroom audio then narration. It is a one-off for this episode. It is not something ...Show More
Case 17: The Eriksson Twins

34:09 | Apr 30th, 2016

On the 17th of May 2008, two motorway patrol officers attended to a call that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle on the M6 motorway, near the city Stoke-on-Trent, in England. Expecting the worst, the two officers were surprised when they arriv...Show More
Case 16: Chris and Cru Kahui

1:24:41 | Apr 23rd, 2016

Chris and Cru Kahui were twins, aged just three months old when they died in hospital, both suffering from traumatic brain injury. Their death was the result o a severe impact, either from direct blows or being hit, thrown or slammed against a hard s...Show More
Case 15: The Weepy Voiced Killer

28:18 | Apr 16th, 2016

In the early 80’s a series of attacks occurred in the twin city area of Minnesota, USA. The victims were all women. Police struggled in the initial part of the investigation. There was no physical evidence, and there were no witnesses. For all cre...Show More
Case 14: Helen Munnings

25:21 | Apr 9th, 2016

On the 23rd of July 2008 young mother, Helen Munnings disappeared from the port city of Burnie, on the North West Coast of Tasmania, Australia. She was last seen by the father of her child Adam Taylor, who picked her up for a drive that afternoon....Show More
Case 13: The Family Court Murders

56:44 | Apr 2nd, 2016

In the 1980's in Sydney Australia, Justice David Opas was shot dead outside his home and bombs were exploded at the homes of Justice Richard Gee and Justice Ray Watson. All three were Family Law Court judges. For all credits and sources please vis...Show More
Case 12: Katherine Knight

46:48 | Mar 26th, 2016

The crime scene was described as looking more like the set of a horror movie, than real life. It is one of the most horrific crimes ever committed. Not only did it shock the small town of Aberdeen in country NSW, where the crime occurred, it shock...Show More
Case 11: Anneliese Michel

45:43 | Mar 19th, 2016

First came the seizures and sleep paralysis. Then came the hallucinations and violent behaviour. Anneliese Michel made endless visits to doctor’s and specialists only to be either referred to another doctor or placed on medication that wasn’t help...Show More
Case 10: Peter Shellard

21:48 | Mar 12th, 2016

The 7th of May 2005 was a typical run of the mill day for Shirley Withers. She worked the full day in her Melbourne fashion boutique and once the shop had closed, she bought a take-out meal and headed to the North Caufield mansion of her millionaire ...Show More
Case 08: Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman

33:07 | Feb 27th, 2016

On the 4th of August 2002, best friends Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman disappeared from the small town of Sohom in England. One of England’s biggest ever manhunts followed. The media became critical of the lack of progress police were making on t...Show More
Case 07: Julian Buchwald and Carolynne Watson

21:39 | Feb 20th, 2016

On the 4th of March 2008, Julian Buchwald and his girlfriend Carolynne Watson went for a romantic picnic lunch in country Victoria. They didn't return home. It wasn't long before a terrifying, threatening note was located. Was this really the work...Show More
Case 06: Roger Dean

33:14 | Feb 13th, 2016

"You won't believe it, but it was like, satan saying to me that it's the right thing to do." In the early hours of the 18th of November 2011 a fire was deliberately lit at the Quakers Hill Nursing Home. The nursing home housed 89 residents, a lot ...Show More
Case 05: Donna Wheeler

24:52 | Feb 6th, 2016

On Tuesday the 2nd of November 1999 Donna Wheeler was found murdered in her home in Berala, Western Sydney. There were several suspects. Was it her ex-husband John who found her body and called the police? Was it her violent ex-boyfriend Keith who...Show More
Case 04: Who Put Bella In The ‘Witch’ Elm

32:12 | Jan 30th, 2016

On the 18th of April 1943, four boys discovered a skeleton buried in the hollow of a wych-elm tree in Hagley Woods, England. Police immediately got to work on identifying the remains and trying to determine the cause of death, however, the investi...Show More
Case 03: Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman

37:13 | Jan 23rd, 2016

On the 29th of January 1999, best friends Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman had a sleepover at Ashley’s house to celebrate her 16th birthday. Ashley’s parents Danny and Kathy Freeman were also home. It was a quiet uneventful evening, nothing seemed ...Show More
Case 02: The Somerton Man

44:56 | Jan 16th, 2016

On the first of December 1948, a body of a man was located along the seawall of Somerton Beach, just near Adelaide in South Australia. At first, the police thought it was going to be a straightforward matter, but as the weeks and months went on, i...Show More
Case 01: The Wanda Beach Murders

1:14:47 | Jan 9th, 2016

On the 11th of January 1965, two fifteen-year-old schoolgirls Christine Sharrock and Marianne Schmidt were found murdered in the Wanda sand hills, just north of Cronulla Beach in Sydney's south. The crime remains one of the most horrific Australia...Show More