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  • Case 121: The Freeway Phantom

    Aug 17 2019

    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, the “Freeway Phantom.”Episode researched and narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode written by Elsha McGillMap:https://casefilepodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Case-121-The-Freeway-Phantom-map.pdf This episode's sponsors:Function of Beauty – Ge...more

  • Case 120: Bill McGuire

    Aug 10 2019

    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 HostEpisode researched by Flossie ArendEpisode written by Flossie Arend, Elsha McGill, and Milly Raso This episode's sponsors:Never Thought I'd Say This – New parenting podcast from Audioboom starring Jodie Sweetin and Celia Behar Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric t...more

  • Case 119: Abigail Williams and Liberty German

    Jul 27 2019

    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 HostEpisode researched by Erin Munro and Anonymous Host Episode written by Elsha McGill, Erin Munro, and Milly Raso This episode's sponsors:Noom – Lose weight for good. Start your trial todaySimplySafe – Protect your home and your family today. Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free retur...more

  • Case 118: The Chicago Tylenol Murders

    Jul 21 2019

    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 HostEpisode researched by Milly Raso and Anonymous Host Episode written by Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘casefile’ Away – Get $20 off the suitcase with promo code ‘casefile’ Indochino – Get any premium Indochino suit...more

  • Case 117: Hannah Foster

    Jul 12 2019

    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, police, or ambulance...Episode narrated by the Anonymous HostEpisode written by Elsha McGill Episode researched by Erin Munro This episode's sponsors: Grove – get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Set worth $30 with your first order Quip – Get your first refill pack...more

  • Case 116: Chloe Ayling

    Jun 29 2019

    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 HostResearched and written by Eileen OrmsbyThis episode's sponsors: Calm – Get 25% off Calm Premium subscriptionSimplySafe – Protect your home and your family today. Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Noom – Lose weight for good. Start you...more

  • Case 115: Operation Cathedral

    Jun 22 2019

    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 HostResearched and written by Milly Raso Edited by Elsha McGillThis episode's sponsors: Purple – Get a FREE Purple pillow with a purchase of a mattress when you text ‘casefile’ to 84888 Indochino – Get any premium Indochino suit for AU$569 and FREE shipping with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends...more

  • Case 114: Elisa Claps & Heather Barnett

    Jun 15 2019

    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 HostWritten by Elsha McGill Researched by Mike Migas and Paulina Szymanska This episode's sponsors: Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more Calm – Get 25% off Calm Premium subscription  Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush...more

  • Case 113: Brendan Bernard

    Jun 01 2019

    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 HostResearched and written by Rick Best Edited by Milly Raso and Elsha McGillThis episode's sponsors:Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free Oh My Gut – To get more info about IBS-C MVMT – Get 15% off your order with FREE shipping and FREE returns SimpliSafe – Protect your home a...more

  • Case 112: Rachel Barber

    May 25 2019

    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 Researched and written by Gemma Harris, Elsha McGill, and Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get an additional month FREE with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Indochino – Get any premium Indochino suit for AU$569 and FREE ...more

  • Case 111: Shauna Howe

    May 18 2019

    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 Episode researched and written by Eileen Ormsby, author of ‘The Darkest Web – Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives: The inside story of the internet’s evil twin.’ This episode's sponsors: ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush Hello Fresh– Ge...more

  • Case 110: Muriel McKay

    May 03 2019

    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 Episode researched and written by Milly Raso This episode's sponsors SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Try SimpliSafe with free shipping, free returns and 60-day risk-free trial. Noom – Lose weight for good. Start your trial today. Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free. ...more

  • Case 109: Belanglo (Part 5)

    Apr 20 2019

    [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 Episode researched by the Anonymous Host Episode written by Elsha McGill This episode's sponsors: ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get an additional month FREE with promo code ‘casefile’ Robinhood – Get free stock from companies like Apple, Ford and Sprint when you sign up Ca...more

  • Case 109: Belanglo (Part 4)

    Apr 13 2019

    [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 Episode researched by the Anonymous Host Episode written by Elsha McGill This episode's sponsors: Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more Away – Get $20 off the suitcase with promo code ‘casefile’ Dead Meat Podcast – Your horror safe haven. Reviews, film history, and all thi...more

  • Case 109: Belanglo (Part 3)

    Apr 06 2019

    [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 Episode researched by the Anonymous Host Episode written by Elsha McGill This episode's sponsors: Noom – Lose weight for good. Start your trial today. SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Try SimpliSafe with free shipping, free returns and 60-day risk-free trial. hers ...more

  • Case 109: Belanglo (Part 2)

    Mar 30 2019

    [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 Episode researched by the Anonymous Host Episode written by Elsha McGill This episode's sponsors: Squarespace – Free trial and 10% off your first order when you use the offer code ‘casefile’ Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more Care/of – Get 50% off your first month of personal...more

  • Case 109: Belanglo (Part 1)

    Mar 23 2019

    [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 Episode researched by the Anonymous Host Episode written by Elsha McGill This episode's sponsors: Robinhood – Get a free stock from companies like Apple, Ford and Sprint when you sign up Calm – Get 25% off Calm Premium subscription Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric ...more

  • Case 108: The Kicevo Monster

    Mar 02 2019

    The Macedonian city of Kicevo is situated within the slopes of Bistra Mountain... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode researched by Mike Migas and Paulina Szymanska Episode written by Elsha McGill This episode's sponsors ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush Crimes of Passion – New podcast from the Parcast Network ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get an additional month FREE when you...more

  • Case 107: Lucie Blackman & Carita Ridgway

    Feb 23 2019

    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 Episode researched and written by Catherine Seccombe Episode edited by Elsha McGill This episode's sponsors: Robinhood – Get a free stock from companies like Apple, Ford and Sprint when you sign up Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your f...more

  • Case 106: Peter Nielsen (Part 2)

    Feb 09 2019

    [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 questions... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode researched and written by Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Squarespace – Free trial and 10% off your first order when you use the offer code ‘casefile’ ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs f...more

  • Case 106: Peter Nielsen (Part 1)

    Feb 02 2019

    [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 Episode researched and written by Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: MVMT Watches – Get 15% off your order with FREE shipping and FREE returns The Prodigy – An upcoming American horror thriller film directed by Nicholas McCarthy, starring actress Taylor Schilling a...more

  • Case 28: Lindsay Buziak | Update

    Jan 27 2019

    This is an update on the Lindsay Buziak case in Case 28. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-28-lindsay-buziak

  • Case 105: Louise Bell

    Jan 26 2019

    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, preferring to stick by her teachers’ sides rather than go off and play with her peers – 10-year-old Louise Bell... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode researched and written by Elsha McGill This episode's sponsors: Article – Get $50 ...more

  • Q&A with Anonymous Host

    Dec 28 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 – Get 25% off Calm Premium subscription Mind's Eye – The scariest monsters are those hiding inside our own minds... A new podcast from the Parcast Network For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/qa-with-anonymous-host

  • Case 104: Mark and John

    Dec 22 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 Episode researched and written by Eileen Ormsby, author of ‘The Darkest Web – Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives: The inside story of the internet’s evil twin.’ This episode's sponsors: Audible – Offer code ‘casefile’ for a free 30-day trial & free audiobook. Follow the link or text ‘CASEFILE’ to ...more

  • Case 103: The Gonzales Family

    Dec 15 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 Episode researched and written by Gemma Harris Additional writing and editing by Milly Raso and Elsha McGill This episode's sponsors: Audible – Listen to a new book about the East Area Rapist – ‘Evil Has a Name’, available only on Audible. Follow the link or text ‘EVILCASEF...more

  • Case 102: Britt Lapthorne

    Dec 01 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 Episode researched and written by Milly Raso and Elsha McGill This episode's sponsors: Vista Print – Get 50% off of all holiday cards and calendars with a promo code ‘CASEFILEHOLIDAY’ Robinhood – Get a free stock from companies like Apple, Ford and Sprint when you sign up MVMT Watches ...more

  • Case 101: Sian Kingi

    Nov 24 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 Episode researched and written by Eileen Ormsby, author of ‘The Darkest Web – Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives: The inside story of the internet’s evil twin’ This episode's sponsors: Vista Print – Get 50% off of all holiday cards and calendars with a promo code ‘CASEFILEHOLIDAY’ MVMT Watches – Get 15% off...more

  • Case 100: The Beaumont Children

    Nov 17 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 Episode researched and written by Elsha McGill Additional editing by Milly Raso   This episode's sponsors: Dark Sacred Night – New book by Michael Connelly ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get an additional month FREE when you use promo code ‘casefil...more

  • Case 99: Becky Watts

    Nov 10 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 Episode researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher Additional editing by Milly Raso and Elsha McGill This episode's sponsors: Scentbird – 50% off your first month with a promo code ‘casefile’ SimplySafe – Protect your home and your family today Calm – Get 25% off Calm Premium subscription Hostage – New podcast ...more

  • Case 98: The Pillow Pyro

    Oct 27 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 Episode researched and written by Elsha McGill  Additional editing by Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Charlotte’s Web – 10% OFF your order when you enter promo code ‘casefile’ at checkout ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE Robinhood – Get a f...more

  • Case 97: Rebecca Schaeffer

    Oct 20 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 Episode researched and written by Eileen Ormsby This episode's sponsors: ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get a special bonus when you use promo code ‘casefile’ Dead Man Talking – A new true crime podcast about Angel Resendiz aka The Railroad Killer Quip – Ge...more

  • Case 96: The Toy Box (Part 3)

    Oct 05 2018

    [Part 3 of 3] The final part of the Toy Box series… __ Items and Artifacts in David Parker Ray Case __ Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher Additional editing by Milly Raso and Elsha McGill This episode's sponsors: Dead Man Talking – A new true crime podcast about Angel Resendiz aka The Railroad Killer ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE Charlotte’s Web – 10% OFF your order when you enter promo code ‘casefile’ at checko...more

  • Case 96: The Toy Box (Part 2)

    Sep 29 2018

    [Part 2 of 3] Part two of the three-part Toy Box series… Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher Additional editing by Milly Raso and Elsha McGill This episode's sponsors: Calm – Get 25% off Calm Premium subscription Robinhood – Get a free stock from companies like Apple, Ford and Sprint when you sign up For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-96-the-toy-box-part-2

  • Case 96: The Toy Box (Part 1)

    Sep 22 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 Episode researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher Additional editing by Milly Raso and Elsha McGill  This episode's sponsors: Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus ge...more

  • Case 95: The Vampire of Krakow

    Sep 08 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 Episode researched by Paulina Szymanska and Mike Migas Episode written by Elsha McGill Additional writing by Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: CBS One Dollar – A new CBS mystery thriller drama web television series; free trial of CBS All Access Away: First class luggage at a coa...more

  • Case 94: Millie & Trevor Horn, Janice Saunders

    Sep 01 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 Episode researched and written by Eileen Ormsby This episode's sponsors: CBS One Dollar – A new CBS mystery thriller drama web television series Burrow – Get $75 off the ultimate sofa using code ‘CASEFILE’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-94-millie-trevor-horn-janice-saunders

  • Case 93: Susan Snow and Bruce Nickell

    Aug 25 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 Episode researched and written by Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today One Dollar – A new CBS mystery thriller drama web television series Audible – Offer code ‘casefile’ for a free 30-day trial & free audiobook Quip – Get your first refill pac...more

  • Case 92: Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs

    Aug 11 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 narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode researched and written by Eileen Ormsby, author of ‘The Darkest Web – Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives: The inside story of the internet’s evil twin.’ This episode's sponsors: Casper – Offer code ‘casefile’ for ...more

  • Case 91: Carly Ryan

    Aug 04 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 for the help in the creation of this episode. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode researched and written by Elsha McGill Additional writing by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-91-carly-ryan

  • Case 90: Hoddle Street

    Jul 28 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 sponsors: Burrow – Get $75 off the ultimate sofa using code ‘CASEFILE’ Casper – Offer code ‘CASEFILE’ for $50 off select mattresses For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-90-hoddle-street

  • Case 89: Ella Tundra

    Jul 14 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 Episode researched and written by Eileen Ormsby, author of ‘The Darkest Web – Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives: The inside story of the internet’s evil twin.’ This episode's sponsors: BetaBrand – Offer code ‘casefile’ for 20% OFF yoga pants SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today ZipRecruiter –...more

  • Case 88: Stephen Hilder

    Jul 07 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 Episode researched and written by Eileen Ormsby, author of ‘The Darkest Web – Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives: The inside story of the internet’s evil twin.’ This episode's sponsors: Mafia – Brand-new podcast taking us into America’s criminal underworld Quip – Get your fi...more

  • Case 87: Elaine O’Hara

    Jun 16 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 Episode written by Milly Raso Maintain Twins Dannette & Jeannette Millbrook’s Billboard – Link to the Millbrook twins billboard fund This episode's sponsors: SimplySafe – Protect your home and your family today Burrow – Get $75 off the ultimate...more

  • Case 86: Amy Allwine

    Jun 09 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 know that they were investigating a crime in their area... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode researched and written by Eileen Ormsby, author of ‘The Darkest Web – Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives: The inside story of the internet’s ev...more

  • Case 85: Tom Brown

    Jun 02 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 Writing by Milly Raso Additional edits by Tayla Vos Open and download the map for Tom Brown’s episode casefilepodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/85-thomas-brown.pdf This episode's sponsors: Covert – A new podcast about the most dangerous military operations of all time SimpliSafe – Protec...more

  • Case 84: Lesley Molseed (Part 2)

    May 19 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 edits by Tayla Vos This episode's sponsors: Casper – Limited Memorial Day sale offer – 10% off any mattress – offer ends May 29th For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-84-lesley-molseed-part-2

  • Case 84: Lesley Molseed (Part 1)

    May 12 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 written by Milly Raso Additional edits by Tayla Vos This episode's sponsors: Harry’s – Get started shaving with Harry’s today by claiming your Trial Set for £3.95 Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush For Hims – Get ...more

  • Case 83: Chantelle & Leela McDougall, Tony Popic

    May 05 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 – Protect your home and your family today ProFlowers – Send 100 colorful blooms with a FREE glass vase for just $19.99 plus shipping and handling with promo code CASEFILE The Economist – Get your free copy of The Economist delivered directly to your door ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE ...more

  • Case 53: EAR-ONS/Golden State Killer | Update

    Apr 26 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.

  • Case 03: Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman | Update

    Apr 24 2018

    This is an update on the Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman case in Case 03 (23.04.18). For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-03-lauria-bible-and-ashley-freeman

  • Case 82: Maria Korp

    Apr 21 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 This episode's sponsors: Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48 – A new podcast about the most controversial homicides in America The Economist – Get your free copy of The Economist delivered directly to your door For Hims – Get a trial month of Hims for just $5 today while the supplies last...more

  • Case 81: Brian Wells

    Apr 14 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’s Pizza... _ _ _  Researched and written by Gemma Harris This episode's sponsors: Harry’s – Get started shaving with Harry’s today by claiming your Trial Set for £3.95 Squarespace – Free trial and 10% off your first order SimpliSafe – Prote...more

  • Case 80: Bonus Interview

    Apr 11 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

  • Case 80: Beth Barnard

    Apr 07 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—got up to start his day... _ _ _  Researched and written by Anna Priestland This episode's sponsors: Female Criminals – Podcast that examines the psychology, motivations, and atrocities of female felons; brought to you by Parcast Network Qu...more

  • Case 79: Rayna Rison

    Mar 24 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 La Porte, IN 46350 _ _ _  Researched and written by Anna Priestland This episode's sponsors: Undisclosed – podcast investigating the U.S. criminal justice system ShipStation – try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get a special bonus when you us...more

  • Case 78: The Janabi Family

    Mar 17 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 This episode's sponsors: Harry’s – Get started shaving with Harry’s today by claiming your Trial Set for £3.95 SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today hims – Get a trial month of hims for just $5 today while the supplies last For a...more

  • Case 77: Mia Zapata

    Mar 10 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 titled; ‘Slaughter of Bruce’, written by Mia Zapata. Closing song titled; “Bob - Cousin O” performed by The Gits, written by Mia K Zapata, Matthew F Dresdner, Andrew L Kessler and John Stephen Moriarty © Fishheadhotdogburrito Music, licensed courtesy of Rogue ...more

  • Case 76: Silk Road (Part 3)

    Feb 24 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 sponsors: ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get a special bonus when you use promo code CASEFILE West Cork – The year's first, not-be-missed true crime audio series For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-7...more

  • Case 76: Silk Road (Part 2)

    Feb 17 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... Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher This episode's sponsors: Harry's – Get started shaving with Harry’s today by claiming your Trial Set for £3.95 Zola – Sign up with Zola and receive a $50 credit towards your registry  Mafia – B...more

  • Case 76: Silk Road (Part 1)

    Feb 10 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 in Europe. Eventually, it wasn’t just goods that were traded – there were also ideas, customs, religions and even diseases… Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher This episode's sponsors: Audible – Offer code ‘casefile’ for a free 30-da...more

  • Case 75: Graeme Thorne

    Jan 27 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, Bazil went cold all over… Researched and written by Anna Priestland Additional research by Bonnie Lavelle Robinson This episode's sponsors: MVMT Watches – Join the movement ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE For all credits and sources please...more

  • Case 74: Eric Coy

    Jan 20 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-minute bike ride away from Eric. They often hung out after school and on the weekends, tossing baseballs and footballs and climbing trees… Researched and written by Anna Priestland OFFICIAL SKETCHES Suspect's Sketches PHONE NUMBERS Martinez PD...more

  • Case 73: The Lady in the Barrel

    Jan 17 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 This episode's sponsor: The Alienist – New TV mystery drama based on a novel by Caleb Carr For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-73-lady-barrel

  • Case 72: Wilhelmina Kruger and Anna Dowlingkoa

    Jan 13 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 This episode's sponsor: Audible – Free 30-day trial & free audiobook For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-72-wilhelmina-kruger-and-anna-dowlingkoa

  • Case 71: Elodie Morel

    Dec 16 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 about to do something horrific.” Researched and written by Milly Raso Special thanks to Nicolas Deliez for his assistance For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-71-elodie-morel

  • Case 70: The Kimberley Killer

    Dec 09 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 hours. You must ensure you are adequately prepared with several days of water, food and fuel… Researched and written by Gemma Harris For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-70-kimberley-murders

  • Case 69: Gary Patterson

    Dec 02 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 interview, he had already met with one of the business partners, and they had got to know each other pretty well over the previous three weeks. Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-69-g...more

  • Case 68: Escape from Alcatraz

    Nov 25 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 grenades had detonated. Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-68-escape-alcatraz

  • Case 67: The Battle of Alcatraz

    Nov 18 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, inmates who were deemed unmanageable for traditional penitentiaries. Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-67-battle-alcatraz

  • Case 66: The Black Widow

    Nov 11 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…" Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-66-black-widow

  • Case 65: Allison Baden-Clay

    Nov 04 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 sofa the night before. She had done that in the past. But she wasn’t there… Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-65-allison-baden-clay

  • Case 64: Peter Weinberger

    Oct 28 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 wrong move. Just put $2000 in small bills in a brown envelope and place it next to the signpost at the corner of Albemarle Road and Park Avenue at exactly 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. If everything goes smooth I will bring the baby back and leave him on...more

  • Case 46: The Frankston and Tynong North Serial Killer | Update

    Oct 22 2017

    An important update on the case from Victoria police on October 21st, 2017. MAPS: Frankston North Killings map Frankston and Tynong North points of interests map For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-46-frankston-tynong-north-serial-killer

  • Case 63: Catherine Holmes and Georgina Watmore

    Oct 14 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 and things that happened took no time to be whispered across the bar at the pub or in the yard after church… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-63-catherine-holmes-georgina-watmore

  • Case 62: The Honolulu Strangler

    Oct 07 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 leis. Hawaii is made up of 132 islands with a total area of six and a half thousand square miles. The Island of Oahu is home to the state’s Capital, Honolulu, and the famous Waikiki Beach. It has a large port, Army and Naval Bases and is home to ...more

  • Case 61: The Lin Family

    Sep 30 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 door, it was locked. Immediately fearing something was wrong, Kathy and Robert went straight over to Min and Lily’s house to find out why they hadn’t opened their newsagency. They assumed they were either sick or maybe one of the boys had hurt thems...more

  • Case 60: Jonestown (Part 3)

    Sep 23 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-3

  • Case 60: Jonestown (Part 2)

    Sep 16 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

  • Case 60: Jonestown (Part 1)

    Sep 16 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

  • Case 59: Amy Lynn Bradley

    Aug 18 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 in Physical Education, and she was about to start a new job. She was busy. But more than that, the idea of a cruise across the sea gave her the creeps. She didn’t really want to go. She would be just as happy settling into her new place, which was ne...more

  • Case 58: Shannon Matthews

    Aug 12 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 sleepily climbed down the ladder to get ready. It didn’t take Shannon long to remember the argument she’d had with her mother Karen Matthews and her stepdad Craig Meehan, the night before. They’d got into it, and Shannon had sworn at Craig… Resear...more

  • Case 57: Walsh Street

    Jul 29 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 Street, a pub assault on Chapel Street, a smashed shop window, and two activated security alarms… Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-57-walsh-street

  • Case 56: Anita Cobby

    Jul 22 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 changed everything… Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-56-anita-cobby

  • Case 54: Daniel Morcombe

    Jul 01 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 kilometre to an unofficial bus stop located under the Kiel Mountain overpass… Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-54-daniel-morcombe

  • Case 53: Bonus 2 – Interview

    Jun 17 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 match between the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker. We spoke to Paul about his theories and some key questions from our research.

  • Case 53: Bonus 1 – Interviews

    Jun 15 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-year-old son when they were attacked. Her attack had come off the back of around a month of hang up calls. These calls had escalated, and one time, Jane told the caller to stop, the voice then told her he was going to kill her husband. Police who were ...more

  • Case 53: The East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker (Part 5)

    Jun 03 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 Anna Priestland Download the map of the attacks here Download "The Homework" files here For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-53-original-night-stalker-part-5

  • Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1978–1979 (Part 4)

    Jun 03 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 and written by Anna Priestland Download the map of the attacks here Download "The Homework" files here For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1978-1979-part-4

  • Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1977–1978 (Part 3)

    May 27 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 Anna Priestland Download the map of the attacks here For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1977-1978-part-3

  • Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1977 (Part 2)

    May 20 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, “The East Area Rapist”… Researched and written by Anna Priestland Download the map of the attacks here For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1977-part-2

  • Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1976 (Part 1)

    May 13 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 suburbs… Researched and written by Anna Priestland Download the map of the attacks here For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1976-part-1

  • Case 52: Mary & Beth Stauffer, Jason Wilkman

    May 06 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 For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-52-mary-beth-stauffer-jason-wilkman

  • Case 51: Tina Watson

    Apr 22 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. Tourists are drawn to the warm, crystal clear waters and bright tropical marine life. A scuba diver’s paradise. Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-51-tina-watson

  • Case 50: Jennifer Pan

    Apr 15 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 people in the house… Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-50-jennifer-pan

  • Case 49: The Moors Murders (Part 3)

    Apr 01 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… Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-49-moors-murders-part-3

  • Case 49: The Moors Murders (Part 2)

    Mar 25 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 1963 they murdered 12-year-old John Kilbride… Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-49-moors-murders-part-2

  • Case 49: The Moors Murders (Part 1)

    Mar 18 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 "Tess of the d'Urbervilles", he chose the English Moors as a metaphor for fear, ignorance and savagery…. Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-49-moors-murders-par...more

  • Case 48: Suzy Lamplugh

    Mar 04 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 contained 15 pounds, her credit cards, and her car keys. She left her handbag behind… Researched and written by Anna Priestland. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-48-suzy-lamplugh

  • Case 47: Yara Gambirasio

    Feb 25 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 Brembate di Sopra. With it’s close proximity to Lake Como and the Swiss and Austrian borders, it is a popular stopover for tourists. The area is dotted with ancient villas and palazzos… Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sour...more

  • Case 46: The Frankston and Tynong North Serial Killer

    Feb 18 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 council housing. It has a mixed reputation with Frankston North renowned for drugs and crime and the south more wealthy and scenic with sweeping views of Port Phillip Bay and huge houses nestled into the hills. Researched and written by the Anonym...more

  • Case 45: Port Arthur

    Feb 11 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 the IQ of an 11-year-old, a series of events in Martin Bryant’s life would go on to trigger a rampage that would change hundreds of people’s lives that day, as well as the lives of everyday Australians who looked on in horror. Researched and co-writ...more

  • Case 44: Peter Falconio

    Jan 28 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 many, but for those used to big cities, busy beaches or in this case, the relentless rain and dark clouded skies of England, driving from Adelaide to Darwin was the thrill of a lifetime, and unlike anything they had experienced before. But it would soo...more

  • Case 43: Keith Warren

    Jan 21 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 drive north from the nation’s capital. Washington DC… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-43-keith-warren

  • Case 42: Sherri Rasmussen

    Jan 14 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 born on the 7th of February 1957. Her parents were Nels and Loretta Rasmussen. The middle daughter of three, Sherri was known as a gentle, kind and caring woman. Strikingly beautiful. Her compassion for others drove her to study nursing at the age of 16....more

  • Case 41: Mr Cruel

    Jan 07 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. Unless you lived through it, it’s hard to fully appreciate…. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-41-mr-cruel

  • Case 26: Lisa Marie Young | Update

    Dec 23 2016

    This is an update on the Lisa Marie Young case in Case 26. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-26-lisa-marie-young

  • Case 30: The Claremont Serial Killer | Update

    Dec 23 2016

    This is an update on the Claremont Serial Killer case in Case 30. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/claremont

  • Case 40: John Newman

    Dec 10 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 diverse areas in Australia. The largest percentage of residents are Vietnamese, followed by Chinese, Thais, Cambodians and many other nationalities. Research for this episode by Victoria Dieffenbacher. Co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher and the An...more

  • Case 39: Janelle Patton

    Dec 03 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 around 2000 people, Norfolk Island is a tight-knit community with a unique and complex web of friendships and relationships. Victoria Dieffenbacher researched and co-wrote this episode. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/...more

  • Case 38: The Pikuls

    Nov 12 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 the "city that never sleeps." Diane Whitmore always dreamed of making it big in New York… Victoria Dieffenbacher researched and co-wrote this episode. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/the-pikuls

  • Case 37: The Yorkshire Ripper (Part 3)

    Nov 05 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 Victoria Dieffenbacher and the Anonymous Host. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/yorkshire-ripper-part-3

  • Case 37: The Yorkshire Ripper (Part 2)

    Oct 29 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 has its own history, its own identity, and its own voice… But during the 1970’s, they were all united. The residents of each city were looking over their shoulders, praying they wouldn’t be the next victim, in one man’s reign of terror who the press nam...more

  • Case 37: The Yorkshire Ripper (Part 1)

    Oct 22 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 has its own history, its own identity, and its own voice. But during the 1970’s, they were all united. The residents of each city were looking over their shoulders, praying they wouldn’t be the next victim, in one man’s reign of terror who the press nam...more

  • Case 36: Amok

    Oct 15 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. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-36-amok

  • Case 35: Operation Mayan

    Oct 08 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 woman, who resided in Swindon with her boyfriend, Kevin Reape. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-35-operation-mayan

  • Case 34: The Catholic Mafia

    Sep 24 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 priesthood training colleges… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-34-catholic-mafia

  • Case 33: Jaycee Lee Dugard

    Sep 17 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… Research for this episode by Victoria Dieffenbacher. Co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher and the Anonymous Host. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-33-jaycee-lee-dugard

  • Case 32: Grace and Kathleen Holmes

    Sep 04 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 are a re-enactment of actual transcripts. Detective Whalen played by Sam McCool. William Birtle played by Craig Forest. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-32-grace-kathleen-holmes

  • Case 31: The Killer Couple

    Aug 27 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 Victoria Dieffenbacher. Co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher and the Anonymous Host. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-31-killer-couple

  • Case 28: Lindsay Buziak Follow Up

    Aug 24 2016

    This is an update on the Lindsay Buziak case in Case 28. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-28-lindsay-buziak

  • Case 30: The Claremont Serial Killer

    Aug 20 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 Victoria Dieffenbacher and the Anonymous Host. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/claremont

  • Case 29: The Burgate House Murders

    Aug 13 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 stocking masks and armed with a shotgun and pick axes burst into the dining room… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-29-the-burgate-house-murders

  • Case 28: Lindsay Buziak

    Aug 06 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 there is one degree of separation between people. Everyone is connected to everyone to a certain extent…. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-28-lindsay-buziak

  • Case 27: The West Mesa Bone Collector

    Jul 30 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 pressed up against the vast desert that stretches beyond where you will find tumbleweeds, high tension wires and trash. It is a desolate isolated spot. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-27-west-mesa-bone-collector

  • Case 26: Lisa Marie Young

    Jul 23 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 hours of the morning, June 30th, 2002, that underbelly came to the surface. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-26-lisa-marie-young

  • Case 25: Prue Bird

    Jul 16 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 words were allegedly said by one of the men convicted for the Russell Street Bombing that we covered the last episode. The person he said those words to? Paul Hetzel… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-25-prue-bird

  • Case 24: Russell Street Bombing (Part 2)

    Jul 09 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 already called numerous times before, claiming to know who the bombers were… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-24-russell-street-bombing-part-2

  • Case 24: Russell Street Bombing (Part 1)

    Jul 02 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 being obvious… To avoid being detected the police had no choice but to let the suspect out of there sight. There was only one way in and out of Haros Avenue, so the suspect would have to come back past them eventually… For all credits and sources please ...more

  • Case 23: The Frankston Serial Killer (Part 2)

    Jun 25 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 sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-23-the-frankston-serial-killer-part-2

  • Case 23: The Frankston Serial Killer (Part 1)

    Jun 18 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 driving around in the car with him, rather than stay home alone. The first thing Donna saw when she returned home was her cat on the lounge room floor, dead. The words “Donna you’re dead”, were written in blood up on the wall. In the bathroom were Do...more

  • Case 22: Marguerite Edwards

    Jun 11 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 a surgery in Bondi. They lived in a two-storey house on Victoria Road, Woollahra in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. After getting her daughters organised, Marguerite dropped them at Ascham school, in the nearby suburb of Edgecliffe. She then made her way to ...more

  • Case 21: Pamela Lawrence

    May 28 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, when he didn’t get an answer he decided he had better go down and check on her…. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-21-pamela-lawrence

  • Case 20: Stoni Blair and Stephen Berry

    May 21 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 that will be a regular feature in the future. The courtroom confession is detailed and horrific. Listener discretion is advised. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-20-stoni-blair-and-stephen-berry

  • Case 19: Snowtown

    May 14 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 Australia’s history, involving torture and dismemberment. None of the murder victims are children. However, child sexual abuse is prominent throughout. It is a deeply disturbing, depraved case. I didn’t know any of that when I started looking into Snowto...more

  • Case 18: The North Hollywood Shootout

    May 07 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 were dressed in black, both were wearing ski masks and both were carrying automatic rifles. What followed, was 44 minutes of mayhem… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-18-the-north-hollywood-shootout

  • Case 17: The Eriksson Twins

    Apr 30 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 arrived to see two pedestrians standing calmly and uninjured on the shoulder of the motorway. It didn’t look like much was going on at all… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-17-the-eriksson-twins

  • Case 16: Chris and Cru Kahui

    Apr 23 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 surface. Violent shaking was another possible cause, and couldn’t be ruled out. What was clear was that the twins' injuries weren’t accidental… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-16-chris-and-cru-kahui

  • Case 15: The Weepy Voiced Killer

    Apr 16 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 credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-15-the-weepy-voiced-killer

  • Case 14: Helen Munnings

    Apr 09 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. His actions later that night were described as “interesting”. Extensive searches have been conducted, but no trace of Helen has ever been found… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-14-helen-munnings

  • Case 13: The Family Court Murders

    Apr 02 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 visit casefilepodcast.com/case-13-the-family-court-murders

  • Case 12: Katherine Knight

    Mar 26 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 shocked the entire nation of Australia and parts of the world. What could possibly drive somebody to do this? A psychiatric illness? Or premeditated, pre-planned, pure evil? For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-12-katherine-kni...more

  • Case 11: Anneliese Michel

    Mar 19 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 helping her. Her condition became so bad that at times she started to growl and speak in a horrific deep voice… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-11-anneliese-michel

  • Case 10: Peter Shellard

    Mar 12 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 boyfriend Peter Shellard… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-10-peter-shellard

  • Case 09: Jonathan Luna

    Mar 05 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. One way to stop that federal investigation would be to come up with a quick plea deal to end the case. One problem, there was no way to do the plea deal without violating federal law. And unfortunately, for US assistant attorney Jonathan Luna things we...more

  • Case 08: Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman

    Feb 27 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 the case….but they did have a suspect. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-08-holly-wells-and-jessica-chapman

  • Case 07: Julian Buchwald and Carolynne Watson

    Feb 20 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 of a satanic cult? Or was there something even more sinister going on… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-07-julian-buchwald-and-carolynne-watson

  • Case 06: Roger Dean

    Feb 13 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 of whom were highly dependent patients who were immobile, suffering dementia and Alzheimer's disease. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-06-roger-dean

  • Case 05: Donna Wheeler

    Feb 06 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 was recently arrested for assaulting Donna. Keith wasn't happy that Donna was spending a lot of time with his brother Colin since they separated… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-05-donna-wheeler

  • Case 04: Who Put Bella In The ‘Witch’ Elm

    Jan 30 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 investigation hit a wall… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-04-who-put-bella-in-the-witch-elm

  • Case 03: Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman

    Jan 23 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 out of the ordinary until 6 am the next morning when a neighbour reported the Freeman house was on fire. For all credits and sources please visit http://casefilepodcast.com/case-03-lauria-bible-and-ashley-freeman

  • Case 02: The Somerton Man

    Jan 16 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, it became apparent that this case was anything but straightforward… To this day we don’t know who he is, we don’t know where he came from and we don’t know how he died. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-02-the-somerton-m...more

  • Case 01: The Wanda Beach Murders

    Jan 09 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 has ever seen. Despite an exhaustive police investigation, the killer remains unknown… For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-1-the-wanda-beach-murders