Dearne Louise Nonnenmacher was born on the 4th January 1972. In 1990 she was eighteen and living with her family and working as trainee chef at the Robin Hood Hotel. She had shared with family her dreams for the future and looked forward to the day she could work as a chef on a cruise liner. On Christmas day of 1990, like many families, the Nonnenmacher family gathered together to celebrate with a Christmas lunch. Little did her family know that this would be the last time they would see their ...more
The Nowra Bodies in the Barrels On the 29th of January 2006, Peter Dalton and his wife were cycling along a track through the Tomerong State Forest, not far from the township of Nowra. During their ride they had noticed burning smell that grew stronger and stronger. As they drew nearer to a clearing in the forest they could see the source of the smoke. The flames had died down but two barrels were smoldering and black smoke rose from within them. Sponsor: shipstation .com Promo code: FTC
Located south 2 hours south west of the NSW capital of Sydney, is an area of known as the Southern Highlands. If you travel 3 kms west from the Hume Highway that runs through this region you will soon end up in the towering trees of the Belanglo State Forest. The title of the forest ‘Belanglo’, has become synonymous with the callous serial killings of several young backpackers who died at the hands of Ivan Milat. From 1989 to 1993 this tranquil forest would become a dumping ground for Milat. O...more
Due to a series of unexpected events Felon True Crime Podcast has been put on hold indefinitely. While this is frustrating, I feel that it is a good opportunity to address some issues I've had with the podcast and put some changes in place that will improve the content. I will be sure to keep you posted with any developments. Thank you for your ongoing support and patience.
Frank Vitkovic (Part 2) On the 8th of December 1987, Frank Vitkovic, armed with high powered, sawn off rifle, shot indiscriminately at unsuspecting office workers as he moved through the Australia Post Building at 191 Queen Street in the Melbourne CBD. 8 lives were cut down at the hands of Vitkovic in a brutal attack that lasted 17 minutes. During Vitkovic's frenzied attack Police gathered in the street below. They had received an alert from the building when a worker inside had triggered...more
While you wait for Part 2 of Frank Vitkovic.... I was honoured to guest host an episode of In Sight Podcast. If you haven't had a chance to listen via In Sight's stream, here is it. For those unfamiliar with In Sight, I highly recommend checking it out. On January 29 2009, Arthur Freeman was driving his three children across the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne. It would be his 4-year-old daughter, Darcey’s first day of school. Unfortunately she would never make it. For reasons no o...more
The 8th of December, 1987. In the Vitkovic family home in West Preston, Frank Vitkovic wrote in his diary, packed a large bag with some items and with this bag in hand boarded the number 4 tram towards the city. The events that would soon unfold would shut down the city of Melbourne and shock the nation. Podcast Suggestion: Canadian True Crime https://canadiantruecrime.ca/
Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory is a popular holiday destination for both Australian Residents and international visitors alike. Also known as Australia's Tropical capital, its warm weather, night clubs, beach markets and laid back life style are among the many reasons why people choose to live in or visit Darwin. But behind this carefree façade hides another face of Darwin that is much more sinister. Per capita Darwin has the highest crime rate of any Australian city. In 2004...more
Season 3 Episode 1 Anne Redman and Pirjo Kemppainen lived over 60 kms from each other. Their paths had never crossed. Anne lived in the seaside south Australian Suburb of Seacliff. Pirjo lived in the small town of Callington, in the Eastern slopes of the Adelaide Hills. Despite being complete strangers to each other, their names would soon be spoken regularly in the same breath for years to come…. Vote for Felon in the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards https://australianpodcastawards.submittable...more
Christmas Day. 2008. In the New South Wales suburb of Gosford. Police were called to a brutal crime scene. Loretta Watts had received a panicked phone call for from her daughter, Tamie Melehan, urgently requesting her help. Loretta arrived at Tamie’s home and made her way to the bathroom. In the shower area Loretta discovered the lifeless body of Tamie’s boyfriend, David Vaughn. Music Credits Silent Night (Dark Piano Version) - Dark Christmas Music By Myuu Dark Christmas Song. Silent Night (Ho...more
Melbourne Listener Meetup Bloody Murder, True Crime Island and Felon 1pm December 16, 2017 The Park Hotel 191 Nicholson St, Abbotsford. Melbourne.
On average, at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner in Australia…… If you or anyone you know has been or is a victim of domestic violence there are a number of hotlines you can call. https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/find-help/domestic-violence-hotlines/ http://www.taracostiganfoundation.com/ https://www.ourwatch.org.au/ Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/better-days
Audio from the AMA Video recorded 18/11/17.
The final piece of the puzzle in the Van Krevel Family story. Two years after Jack Van Krevel was hacked to death, his daughter confessed to being the mastermind behind the murder. Belinda Van Krevel was jailed for six years. But her release in 2007 didn’t spell freedom from her murderous violent past...
Friday the 18th August 2000. Two weeks after Mark Van Krevel was sentenced, police were called to a home in Albion Park. It was a home that they had visited before. The scene that greeted them there, inside the master bedroom, seemed reminiscent of the horror inflicted by Mark Van Krevel. In the room a man was discovered kneeling beside the bed. He was slumped over with his head and chest resting on the mattress with arms hanging alongside his torso. He was covered in blood and naked. His back a...more
There are two backdrops for this story. Boggo Road Gaol and Samford. One, a notorious Gaol that housed some of the most disturbed and violent offenders in Australian history, where many of these offenders met their end at the gallows. The other, a small quiet farming town around a 30 minute drive from the Queensland capital of Brisbane. Two very different places but one tragic incident would forge a connection between the two that would still be remembered over a century. Credits: Jack Sim jacks...more
Two weeks after the brutal death of David O’Hearn, investigators had seemed to have reached an end to their leads…it would take another murder to help get the investigation back on track…. Sponsor: Wordpress Listener offer: 15% off any new plan purchase. Visit: Wordpress.com/FELON Podcast Recommendations Bloody Murder True Crime Story Time Content Warning: Tornts https://tornts.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Tornts/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVvIgZzsAQGgW4I6lwLuw
A group of David’s family and friends banged on the front door….There was no answer. The rapped on the windows and tried to peer through but the blinds were all down. The verandah light was still on and his car was still in the driveway and so they assumed he couldn’t be far away….They tried the handle of the front door…it was unlocked. Kris and Josh cautiously opened the door and eased themselves through making their way towards the living room…. Sponsor: Dollar Shave Club Listener offer: 15% ...more
Episode 6 of Season 1 shared the story of Carly Ryan, a teenager who was catfished through myspace by a middle aged man from Victoria who had befriended her online under the guise of Brandon Kane, a teenager from Texas who shared Carly’s interest in music and fashion. The crime was the first of its kind in Australia….Unfortunately it would not be the last. Sponsor: Wordpress Listener offer: 15% off any new plan purchase. Visit: Wordpress.com/FELON Content Warning/Outro Song: Tornts https://tor...more
In the early hours of the 22nd of October 1989, Steven Kerin was rowing in the waters of the Brisbane river. It was earlier than normal for him and he was the only person out on the water. With each pull of the oars he skimmed across the peaceful water’s surface… but the peacefulness of the morning would soon be swept away by a gruesome discovery. Outro Piano: Katie C Instagram: @naarasleijona
Seven skeletons had been discovered in a State Forest near Bowral, in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. The realisation of Australia’s worst solo serial killer and the uncovering of a killing ground would stun a small community and the news would ricochet internationally, transforming the attitude of potential visitors to Australia for years to come...
In 1973 a tragic event in the life of a troubled individual led to a violent killing spree in Sydney. Seven individuals were marked for death when a voice from beyond the grave spoke the words 'Kill Seven'. #truecrime #felon #killseven Sponsor: Marley Spoon http://www.marleyspoon.com.au/ code word: FELON
Melbourne in the 1930’s would be the backdrop for a spate brutal crimes against young girls. The perpetrator of the crimes would be dubbed the Schoolgirl strangler. #truecrime #melbourne
Christmas 1988. The inner eastern Sydney suburb of Surrey Hills would play host to a little known but extremely brutal crime.
Two families, two eerily similar cases. #thegonzalesfamily #thedegruchyfamily #truecrime #australian truecrime Sponsors: https://www.mackweldon.com/ https://www.blueapron.com/felon
Two unrelated crimes committed in two different towns but both extremely brutal in nature and both driven by a disturbing obsession. Sponsors Blue Apron www.blueapron.com/felon Mack Weldon www.mackweldon.com promo code: felon
In the early 1960’s a series of violent attacks on vagrant males horrified the city of Sydney and the nation of Australia…It would take a man coming back from the dead for police to crack the case. Sponsor Blue Apron www.blueapron.com/felon
The murder of Stephanie Scott shocked a community in New South Wales. This mini episode gives a disturbing insight in to the mind of the man that took her life.
A brutal crime in the rural New South Wales town of Leeton.
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In 2004 Anna Kemp and her baby daughter Gracie vanished in Mornington, Victoria. Her husband John appealed to the public to assist in finding them. Anna's family in New Zealand waited anxiously for news on their whereabouts.
Perth, the capital of Western Australia, during the 1950’s was described as being more like a big country town rather than a city. Neighbours knew each other, cars were left parked in the driveway and streets with the keys still in the ignition. Front doors were left unlocked, house windows were left wide open day and night. In January of 1959 in the peak of summer. Residents within the city and outlying suburbs slept with doors and windows open in attempt to cool their dwellings during the abov...more
A 26-year-old from Melbourne enlists friends to help to him trap and expose paedophile’s online.
In 2007 a South Australian teen was the victim of a brutal crime that was the first of its kind. For further information visit: http://www.carlyryanfoundation.com/
On the 28th of November, following a visit to the Maroondah Hospital Psychiatric Ward, Penny Pratt disappeared. Links: The Age Article http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/womans-triple0-call-on-night-she-was-killed-not-passed-to-police-20121030-28hrq.html Coroner’s Report http://www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au/resources/a3dca188-4600-41b1-8608-8bd4737e50ea/penelopepratt_481810.pdf Sentence Report http://resources.news.com.au/files/2012/10/30/1226506/889993-hs-file-james-john-potter-sentence.pdf Pott...more
The conclusion to Episode 3. A tale of love, deception and tragedy.
Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead
Before Belanglo there was Truro...
A tragic true story of a Melbourne family. Music Credits ‘Atmospheric Bad Dreams’ Composed by Darren Curtis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/desperate.measurez Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/desperate-measurez Download: https://soundcloud.com/desperate-measurez/atmospheric-horror-bad-dreams-royalty-free ‘Drone In D’ Composed by Kevin Macleod Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kevin-9-1 Download: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/mp3-royaltyfree/Drone%20in%20D.mp3 Touch Composed ...more