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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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Thank you for great stories and evidenced info! Always looking for updates! Thanks!

Loved the story about the Buddha of Oakland!

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Great story about the Buddha of Oakland!

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22358 Ratings
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19176
1692
685
384
421

Love it

By Bubblechild58 - Dec 01 2019
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Thank you for great stories and evidenced info! Always looking for updates! Thanks!

Loved the story about the Buddha of Oakland!

By Kerri Bassett - Nov 30 2019
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Great story about the Buddha of Oakland!

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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

Episode 70: The Procedure

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In 1967, a very unlikely group of individuals gathered to help women quietly break the law and obtain an abortion. The first step was to call a phone number. A recording of a woman's voice would tell you what do to next.

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Jul 07 2017

26mins

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Episode 51: Money Tree

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When Axton Betz-Hamilton was 11 years old, her parents' identities were stolen. At that time, in the early 90s, consumer protection services for identity theft victims were basically non-existent. So the family dealt with the consequences as best they could. But then when Axton got to college, she realized that her identity had been stolen as well. Her credit score was in the lowest 2%.  As she was working to restore her credit, she inadvertently discovered who had stolen the family's identity. It would change everything forever.  

View the photograph Axton describes here.  

If you live in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Durham, Philadelphia, Anaheim, Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago, Iowa City, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, or Toronto. . . come see us tell all new stories live! Learn more at http://thisiscriminal.com/live/

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Sep 23 2016

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Episode 128: Deep Breath

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World-class biathlete Kari Swenson was on an afternoon trail run in the mountains near Big Sky, Montana in July 1984 when two men blocked her path.

This story was produced by 30 for 30 Podcasts from ESPN. Find more at 30for30podcasts.com

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Nov 22 2019

41mins

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Episode 97: Palace of Justice

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When Benjamin Ferencz was 27 years old, he prosecuted his very first trial. There were 22 defendants, each of them high-ranking members of Nazi Germany's death squad. The entire world was watching.

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Aug 17 2018

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Episode 53: Melinda and Judy

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When Melinda Dawson was seven years old, she learned that she was adopted under mysterious circumstances. As she got older and had children of her own, she tried to learn something about her biological parents. And when she went to the county courthouse and asked to see a copy of her birth certificate, she discovered that she was an unwitting participant in something much bigger and more complicated than she could have imagined. 

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Oct 21 2016

27mins

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Episode 3: The Buck Stops Here

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With the advent of the Inkjet printer, counterfeiting money became as simple as a trip to Staples. By the year 2000, there were 72 million of these homemade dollars in circulation. The real question is… who was behind them all?

Feb 28 2014

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Episode 79: Secrets and Séances

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Helen Duncan was a famous medium who travelled around Britain in the 1940s performing séances. She claimed to speak to the dead, and even produce physical manifestations of their spirits. But when she seemed to know wartime secrets about the whereabouts of military ships, she caught the attention of MI5. And in 1944, a few months before D-day, she was convicted under a 200-year-old "Witchcraft Act".

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Nov 17 2017

33mins

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Episode 4: Call Your Mom

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There are plenty of things we don't share with our mothers. Dark, sad things. Unless of course, you're both in the business of death.

Mar 28 2014

16mins

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Episode 81: Unexpected Guests

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Three mysteries we can't stop thinking about.

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Dec 15 2017

36mins

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Episode 87: Casper, Wyoming

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David Dovala has lived in Casper, Wyoming since he was 19. He’s worked all kinds of cases, first as a detective and later as sheriff, but a 1973 murder stays with him. This episode contains descriptions of sexual assault and may not be suitable for everyone.

For more information, check out Ron Franscell's book, The Darkest Night.

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Mar 23 2018

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Episode 85: The Manual

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In 1993, a family was found murdered in their home. A Maryland police spokesperson described the homicide investigation as the most "exhaustive and labor intensive" in the department's history. And then homicide investigators found a strange manual, and the case became national news.

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Feb 23 2018

27mins

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Episode 94: The Chase

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Mark Roberts has attended almost every major sporting event in the world. And he's been escorted off the field almost every time.

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Jul 06 2018

23mins

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Episode 77: The Escape

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In 1962, two men managed to escape the one prison in America that was supposed to be inescapable. They were never found. More than 50 years later, their 82-year-old sister is still waiting for them to come home...and one U.S. Marshal is still on the case. 

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Oct 20 2017

28mins

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Episode 76: The Big Lick

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The Tennessee Walking Horse has a natural gait that's famously smooth. And, if trained in a certain way, it can perform a walk that's even more spectacular. But, there's a secret behind how, exactly, these horses are trained to do the crowd-pleasing step they're celebrated for. Mary Helen Montgomery brings us the story. 

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Oct 06 2017

25mins

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Episode 84: Masterpiece

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In the 1950s poodles were all the rage - one tabloid even reported that when a girl “makes the big time she traditionally acquires 3 things — minks, gems, and a poodle.” But one poodle in particular put the breed on the map. His name was Masterpiece...and police in 13 states knew exactly what he looked like.

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Feb 09 2018

27mins

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Episode 5: Dropping Like Flies

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Every year for the past few years, tens of thousand of flytraps have gone missing – from the wild, from gardens, from nurseries. And, really, nobody knows where they go. What’s cropped up in rural North Carolina is essentially a Venus Flytrap crime ring — with lackies, middle men, and a mysterious end buyer who’s perpetuating the market.

Apr 24 2014

23mins

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Episode 41: Open Case

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Since 1965, there's been an unsolved murder in Houston, Texas. The main suspect managed to disappear and police were never able to find him. The case is still considered open. In 1997, a couple of accountants decided to look into the murders, and were able to uncover evidence that the police missed. They think they've solved the mystery. 

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Apr 15 2016

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Episode 106: Linda

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In a suburb outside of Salt Lake City, a 69-year-old woman named Linda Gillman hired a man named Christian Olsen to do some repairs on her condo. After months of working together, Linda Gillman asked for Christian’s help with a different sort of project.

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Jan 18 2019

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Episode 105: Protection

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John "Sonny" Franzese was once described as "largely responsible for the glamorization of the Mafia over the past century.” He'd been active in the Colombo crime family since the 1960s. And then, when he was 93, he was given an 8-year sentence. The evidence that helped convict him came from the last person he expected to wear a wire.

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Dec 21 2018

26mins

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Episode 54: Melinda and Clarence

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SPOILER WARNING: Please listen to Episode 53: Melinda and Judy before you listen to this one.

Melinda Dawson found out on the same day in 1998 that her adoptive mother had been killed and that her husband Clarence was being charged with the murder. Clarence was convicted in 1999 and given two life sentences. Left alone with her two sons, no money, and no experience, Melinda set out to try and prove that he was innocent. She started with a suspect list. 

Special thanks to David Massar, who is currently working on a film about Melinda's life story, Miss America


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Nov 04 2016

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Episode 129: Panic Defense

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In 1995, two men filmed an episode of daytime talk show, The Jenny Jones Show. A few days later, one of the men was dead. The shooter later claimed he’d committed the murder “in a panic that he was being falsely accused or identified as a gay person.”

Thanks to Thomas Curry, who helped co-produce this episode.

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Dec 06 2019

39mins

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Episode 128: Deep Breath

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World-class biathlete Kari Swenson was on an afternoon trail run in the mountains near Big Sky, Montana in July 1984 when two men blocked her path.

This story was produced by 30 for 30 Podcasts from ESPN. Find more at 30for30podcasts.com

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Nov 22 2019

41mins

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Episode 127: The Reverend

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In 1977, a man named Robert Burns went to a funeral and shot someone, in the head, in front of 300 people. He didn’t deny it, and his lawyer didn’t deny it. Burns told a police officer: “I had to do it. And if I had to do it over, I’d do it again.”

Casey Cep's book is The Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee.

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Nov 08 2019

36mins

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Episode 126: A New Kind of Life

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In 1930, a Cuban woman named Elena de Hoyos went to the hospital in Key West, Florida. She had a bad cough, and her family was afraid she had Tuberculosis. She met a German x-ray technician who called himself ”Count Von Cosel” and who claimed he could save her, using unusual methods he'd invented himself. But on October 25, 1931, Elena de Hoyos died. Count Von Cosel wrote that a strange new kind of life began for him.

For more, check out Ben Harrison’s book, Undying Love.

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Oct 30 2019

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Episode 125: The Less People Know About Us

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Three years ago, we spoke with Axton Betz-Hamilton about discovering that her identity had been stolen as a child. When she found out who had stolen it, everything changed.

We spoke with Axton again a couple of weeks ago. She said that since our last conversation she’s been conducting an investigation, going back to the very beginning of her own life, and reconsidering every memory.


This is a follow-up episode toEpisode 51: Money Tree. If you haven't already, you can listen here: https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-51-money-tree-8-23-2016


Axton's new book isThe Less People Know About Us.

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Oct 25 2019

39mins

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Episode 124: A Bucket, a Mop, and a Sledgehammer

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After a crime occurs, or when someone dies, the police aren’t responsible for cleaning up. That’s not their job. The coroner takes the body, the police conduct their investigation, and then everyone leaves. But the blood, and the rubber gloves, and the uneaten food in the refrigerator are all left behind. Sandra Pankhurst didn’t like imagining that. So she decided to clean it up.

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Oct 11 2019

21mins

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Episode 123: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

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When 18-year-old Ruth Cruger disappeared in 1917, newspapers reported that she probably ran off with a boyfriend. New York police said that there were no clues to go on. But an investigator named Grace Humiston decided that she would do whatever it took to find her. She became known as "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes."

Brad Ricca's book is Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation.

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Sep 27 2019

29mins

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Episode 122: Professor Quaalude

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John Buettner-Janusch was one of the first Americans to study lemurs. He held prestigious faculty positions at Yale, Duke and NYU, before surprising everyone with a series of increasingly bizarre crimes.  

Peter Kobel's Book is The Strange Case of the Mad Professor


You can learn more about lemurs at The Duke Lemur Center, which Peter Klopfer and John Buettner-Janusch founded together.

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Sep 13 2019

30mins

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Episode 120: The Tunnel

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In the late 1800s, North Carolina was trying to build a railway system through the Western part of the state. In December of 1882, something went wrong. The Raleigh News and Observer called it “too horrible to chronicle without a shudder.”

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Aug 02 2019

22mins

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Episode 119: He's Still Neutral

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Dan Stevenson has lived in Oakland’s Eastlake neighborhood for 40 years. He says crime has been an issue for as long as he can remember, but he isn’t one to call the police. He’s a pretty “live and let live” kind of guy. Or he was. Before he finally got fed up and took matters into his own hands.

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Jul 19 2019

35mins

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Episode 118: Stowaway

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One day in 1969, Paulette Cooper decided to see what she could get away with.

Learn more about Paulette Cooper on her website. Here’s her 1969 Cosmopolitan piece about stowing away.

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Jul 05 2019

28mins

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Episode 117: The Lake

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Amanda Hamm and her boyfriend Maurice LaGrone drove to Clinton Lake one night in 2003. The next day, DeWitt County Sheriff Roger Massey told a local newspaper, “We don’t want to blow this up into something that it’s not. But on the other side, we’ve got three children who are dead. None of us know exactly what happened.”

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Jun 21 2019

36mins

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Episode 116: Jessica and the Bunny Ranch

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In our last episode we spoke Cecilia Gentili, a trans Latina who worked for many years as an undocumented sex worker. Today, we get two more views of sex work in America. We speak with a high-end escort in New York City, and take a trip to one of the only legal brothels in the country - the Bunny Ranch.

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Jun 07 2019

41mins

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Episode 115: Cecilia

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When Cecilia Gentili was growing up in Argentina, she felt so different from everyone around her that she thought she might be from another planet. “Some of us find our community with our own family and some of us don't.”

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May 24 2019

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Episode 114: Philip and Becky

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When Philip Benight met Becky Golden, they made a promise to stick together, no matter how bad things got. 

Read Ann Neumann's reporting in Harper'shttps://harpers.org/archive/2019/02/going-to-extremes-elderly-assisted-suicide-caregivers/. Her book is The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America.

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May 10 2019

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Episode 113: Hostage

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One summer in 1973, two men robbed a bank in Stockholm. They held four people hostage for six days. Swedish psychiatrist and criminologist Nils Bejerot coined the term "Stockholm Syndrome" to describe the response of the hostages. One of the bank robbers, Clark Olofsson, told us, "It was fun."

Special thanks to Terence Mickey, of the podcast Memory Motel, for allowing us to share audio from his interview with Kristin Enmark. Listen to the full Memory Motel episode here, and check out his new podcast, Self? Help! 

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Apr 26 2019

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Episode 112: The Mail

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This episode contains adult content. Please use discretion.


When Sarah Garone was 13 years old, she received something very strange in the mail. She didn't know who it was from, or why they would have sent it. And then it happened again.

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Apr 12 2019

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Episode 111: Silvon Simmons

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"My first instinct, to be honest, was they shot this guy and now there’s a coverup." —Liz Riley, Special Assistant Public Defender, Monroe County Public Defender's Office

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Mar 29 2019

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Episode 110: Baby Snatcher

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Georgia Tann bragged that she had a rigorous selection process that matched the perfect child with the perfect home.

Barbara Raymond's book is The Baby Thief.

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Mar 15 2019

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