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Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. New episodes come out every Saturday night at 10 PM.

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Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. New episodes come out every Saturday night at 10 PM.

The Pillowcase Rapist

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The Pillowcase Rapist was a moniker given to a man who committed over 40 violent assaults on the East coast of Florida from 1981 to 1986. This individual was extremely cunning and cautious and staked out apartments that were well hidden from view. He crept inside the residences of unsuspecting women, usually by climbing through open windows or simply opening sliding glass doors that had been left unlocked and would scale balconies to get to higher units. He usually attacked professional women in upper-middle-class apartment complexes. 

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the case of the pillowcase rapist. In many ways, his crimes show many parallels to the crimes of The East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo. Both men were good at avoiding the law. The police had trouble finding out who The Pillowcase Rapist was. Thankfully, a crime scene technician did an excellent job preserving some evidence in the days before DNA was used. In 2020, a DNA link was made to a man named Robert Eugene Koehler and he was arrested as The Pillowcase Rapist. He has not yet faced a jury of his peers but, the authorities seem pretty confident in the evidence they have against him.

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Jun 26 2022

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Wondery Presents: The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley

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On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The prime suspect was her husband, famed actor Robert Blake. But Bonny, a longtime con artist, had plenty of enemies. She left behind a trail of men she’d scammed, and she had a volatile relationship with Christian Brando, the troubled son of movie star Marlon Brando. 

Not since the O.J. Simpson case had the eyes of the nation been so fixated on a homicide. The search for Bonny’s killer took detectives on an eleven-month odyssey across the country and through Hollywood's underbelly of hustlers, drug addicts, and would-be hitmen. It would be the most expensive murder investigation in LAPD history to date. 

This is the story of Robert and Bonny’s toxic relationship, her shocking murder, and his chaotic trial. Did actor Robert Blake kill his wife? Or was the murder someone else's vendetta?

From Wondery, and the team behind the hit series Hollywood & Crime (The Dating Game Killer, The Wonderland Murders, Death of Starlet) comes a six-part series about love, obsession and fame gone wrong. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin and Josh Lucas.

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Jun 21 2022

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Katie Janness

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In July 2021, 40-year-old Katie Janness was murdered in Atlanta's Piedmont Park. Her partner, Emma Clark, found Katie's body along with their dog Bowie just inside the park and called 911. The murder was extremely brutal and included mutilation which has led some to believe Katie's killer was known to her. The aspects of the murder have led to much speculation by the public.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the murder of Katie Janness. Much of the public's speculation has fallen on Katie's partner Emma. Some believe that Emma's behavior on the 911 call doesn't match what they believe it should have been. And, despite her pleas, the police have yet to officially clear Emma which further fuels speculation on just exactly what evidence the police have. Many questions remain including just who murdered Katie Janness. Was her killer someone inside her inner circle or was she the victim of a predator who saw Katie in the park and targeted her?

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Jun 19 2022

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The Texas Fugitives

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Recently, people across the nation were taken with the story of escaped inmate Casey White and his accomplice, decorated corrections officer Vicky White. These types of escapee-on-the-run stories are often romanticized, the most famous being the story of Bonnie and Clyde. In 2022, Texas has had a number of escapees who went on the run rather than either face court or the sentences for which they had already been given.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss a number of recent escapee stories from the State of Texas. Kaitlin Armstrong is wanted in connection with the murder of Moriah Wilson. Matthew Edgar went on the run after being convicted of killing his 19-year-old girlfriend Livye Lewis. And Gonzalo Lopez escaped from a prison transport bus and showed how desperate he was to remain free when he was found by police.

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Jun 12 2022

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Introducing Persona: The French Deception

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Introducing the true crime podcast Persona: The French Deception— the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? Host and award-winning journalist, Evan Ratliff, investigates how Chikli successfully duped some of the world’s most powerful people into handing over their fortunes. He explores how Chikli evaded the law for years and became a Robin Hood-like hero. More than just a tale of criminal genius, this is a show about the moment we’re living in right now — the golden age of scammers — and the power of seduction. But what happens when the fantasy we’ve been lured into finally crumbles away? For all that and more, follow “Persona: The French Deception” wherever you get your podcasts. Or you can listen early on Amazon Music or early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App: http://wondery.fm/Crime_Persona

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Jun 06 2022

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Brittanee Drexel

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17-year-old Brittanee Drexel, disappeared from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2009. She remained missing for 13 years, until in May 2022, when her body was found. 62-year-old Raymond Moody led the police to Brittanee's body and confessed to her murder. Moody was on police radar but they couldn't put anything solid together against him.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel. Brittanee lied to her mother so that she could go on a trip to Myrtle Beach with some other teenagers. When Brittanee stopped picking up the phone, her boyfriend got worried and told Brittanee's mother Dawn the truth. Dawn frantically began the search for her daughter, moving to South Carolina over the years. Police couldn't solve the case until Raymond Moody came forward. But, many questions remain. Why did he confess to the crime and lead authorities to Brittanee's body? Moody has not had his day in court, so it's possible that the answers to some questions will come out later.

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Jun 05 2022

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Rebecca Coriam

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Rebecca Coriam, a crew member aboard the cruise ship, the Disney Wonder, vanished in 2011 and has never been found. 24-year-old Rebbeca or "Becks", as she was known to friends and family, disappeared on March 22nd, 2011. From the very beginning, the investigation seemed lacking including jurisdictional disputes on who should lead the investigation.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of Rebecca Coriam. The ship had a lot of cameras and Rebecca was seen on CCTV footage early that morning. But not a single camera captured what happened to her. A search ensued but no sign of her was found. The Royal Bahamas Police was the investigating agency and their investigation has led many to question its thoroughness. Did Rebecca Coriam end her life, get swept overboard by a rogue wave, or was it a love triangle that led to murder?

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May 29 2022

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Orsolya Gaal

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The body of wife and mother Orsolya Gaal was in April 2022 inside a rolling hockey bag in New York City. This case has received a lot of media attention due to video footage that showed a man rolling the bag down the street. Police discovered a trail of blood from the bag's location that led directly back to Orsolya's home. Inside they found a very bloody crime scene.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the murder of Orsolya Gaal. It didn't take the authorities long to focus on a man named David Bonola. Bonola was a handyman who had done work at the Gaal home. It also came out that Orsolya and David had some sort of relationship. He has reportedly said that he killed Orsolya because she refused to see him anymore but has also made statements that point to other motives. Bonola has been charged with 13 counts including murder but has not yet gone to trial.

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May 22 2022

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The I65 Killer

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The I65 killer, sometimes referred to as the Days Inn Killer, was given those names because he targeted victims that worked at hotels along Interstate 65 in Indiana and Kentucky between 1987 and 1989. The cases took many years to be solved and were done so through the use of forensic genetic genealogy.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the I65 killer. It wasn't until 2008 that DNA linked the cases together. And it wasn't until 2022 that the police announced they had identified the killer Harry Edward Greenwell. The good news was that the cases had been solved and the killer identified. The bad news was that Greenwell had died nine years earlier so he would never face the justice that he deserved.

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May 15 2022

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Keith Mann

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In 1997, 20-year-old Keith Mann disappeared in Wichita Falls, Texas after being dropped off at his apartment by some friends. Keith was just really starting his life and things were going well. He was in love with a girl named Carrie and they were going to share the apartment. He also had a good job at a local car dealership. Carrie had just finished up school and was getting set to join Keith in their apartment.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of Keith Mann. No one has given up on finding Keith, especially his father Gregg and his stepmother Debra. Detective John Laughlin of the Wichita Falls police department has also been very active in Keith's case. All three of these individuals join us for this episode to talk about Keith and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.

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May 08 2022

1hr 12mins

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Andrew Cunanan

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Andrew Cunanan was very intelligent. He knew how to manipulate people and used that to get what he wanted from everyone in his life. But, like many con artists, he was never satisfied. Andrew was always looking for the next big thing, always craving something bigger and better.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss Andrew Cunanan. Cunanan's name became infamous after a murder spree that culminated with the murder of fashion giant Gianni Versace. A manhunt ensued that ended after Cunanan took his life as the authorities closed in on him. What drove Andrew to begin killing? And, why did he target Gianni Versace?

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May 01 2022

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Tara Calico

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In September 1988, 19-year-old Tara Calico disappeared from Belen, New Mexico. Police suspected foul play as did Tara's family. The authorities did find some witnesses who saw Tara riding her bike as well as a suspicious truck that they thought may have been following her.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the baffling disappearance of Tara Calico. This is an unsolved case that has fascinated the true crime community for many years. Much of the fascination centers around some photographs that surfaced after Tara disappeared that some believe include Tara. There are many rumors and a lot of speculation regarding this case. Some of those rumors involve a police cover-up and the son of a local law enforcement officer.

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Apr 24 2022

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The Gitchie Manitou Murders

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In 1973, a group of 5 teenagers was attacked and four of them killed in Iowa in a case dubbed The Gitchie Manitou Murders. Gitchie Manitou State Preserve in Northwestern Iowa was a place where kids would go to hang out and have fun. But, in 1973, Stewart Baade, Dana Baade, Roger Essem, Michael Hadrath, and Sandra Cheskey faced three brothers who were bent on destruction.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the Gitchie Manitou Murders. Brothers Allen, David, and James Freyer encountered the group on a November night. This encounter ended with the brothers shooting and killing Stewart, Dana, Roger, and Michael and abducting Sandra. Once they were captured, the brothers began pointing the finger at each other, each one trying to minimize their own involvement.

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Apr 17 2022

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Wendy Camp, Cynthia Britto, and Lisa Kreger

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In this episode, we are discussing the mysterious 1992 disappearance, of 3 people: 23-year-old Wendy Camp, her 6-year-old daughter Cynthia Britto, and Wendy’s 22-year-old sister-in-law Lisa Kreger. Their disappearance would eventually become a murder case.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this case which is filled with twists and turns. Wendy Camp met a man named Chad Noe in 1987 and they eventually married. Wendy became pregnant but fell into a coma after giving birth to a son named Jonathan. She was in the hospital, unconscious, for months and was eventually diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Members of Chad Noe's family were determined to keep Jonathan away from Wendy and they were willing to go to any length to ensure that happened.

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Apr 10 2022

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Andrew Gosden

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14-year-old Andrew Gosden disappeared in England in 2007. He skipped school that day, nearly emptied his bank account, and bought a ticket on a train to London. His parents discovered he was gone later that day and contacted the police. The authorities were able to find CCTV footage of Andrew and found some witnesses who encountered him that day. But, no good leads were developed and Andrew's case went cold. They just could not figure out what his plans had been on that day.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of Andrew Gosden. Early in 2022, nearly 15 years after he disappeared, there was some movement in Andrew's case. Arrests were made of two men in connection with Andrew's disappearance. But, because of British privacy laws, we don't know exactly what police have that connects them to Andrew's case. Both men have been charged with kidnapping and human trafficking while one of the men was found to have child pornography on his computer. The police have not released too many details so it's a case to keep a close eye on.

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Apr 03 2022

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Cleveland House of Horrors

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In 2013, three women were rescued from a house of horrors in Cleveland, Ohio. Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Georgina DeJesus were rescued from a house where they had been held captive for years by a man named Aeriel Castro. Also rescued was a young girl named Jocelyn who turned out to be Amanda Berry's daughter, fathered by Castro during his reign of terror.

Join Mike and Morf for the 200th episode of Criminology as they discuss the infamous case of Ariel Castro. But, this episode is more about the horrors that these three women went through and how they managed to escape and move forward with their lives. Aeriel Castro was a monster who perpetrated unimaginable horrors on Michelle, Amanda, and Gina for many years. After the women were freed, the questions centered on how Castro was able to hide his criminal acts for so many years. Many people, including the police, had been to his house over the years but no one was able to figure out what he was doing.

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Mar 27 2022

1hr 14mins

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The Death Valley Germans

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In 1996, four German tourists, two adults, and two children disappeared in California's Death Valley. Investigators found a rented minivan with three flat tires but no sign of anyone. The rented car was quickly traced to German tourist 34-year-old Egbert Rikmus. Traveling with Egbert was his 11-year-old son Georg, his 28-year-old girlfriend Cornelia, and Cornelia's four-year-old son Max. Investigators worked hard to search for the four tourists and to track their movements in the United States. But, they were unable to find the group.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of the group that became known as the Death Valley Germans. Many years went passed without any luck in finding the tourists. But, one man, Tom Mahood, was fascinated with the case and just couldn't let it go. He worked tirelessly on his own investigation and some of his theories proved to be correct when Egbert's remains were finally identified in 2010. But, there are still a number of mysteries that remain in this case. What exactly happened to four tourists trying to have an idyllic vacation in the United States?

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Mar 20 2022

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Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins

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In 2012, ten-year-old Lyric Cook and eight-year-old Elizabeth Collins disappeared while riding their bikes on their summer vacation. An extensive search began quickly to find the two missing girls. But, even though the authorities found some witnesses and CCTV footage that caught the girls on video, they only managed to find the girls' missing bikes. Sadly, the bodies of the two young girls were found almost five months after they vanished.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance and murders of Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins. Some members of their family came under scrutiny for activities that they were involved in. Police even said that some family members were uncooperative. This case has some parallels with the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German in Delphi, Indiana. Police did look at a possible connection between the two cases but ultimately said they could not find one.

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Mar 13 2022

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Introducing: American Hostage

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In the series premiere, radio DJ Fred Heckman (Jon Hamm) receives an unexpected call from a listener that turns his life upside down.

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Mar 08 2022

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The Broken Arrow Murders

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On July 22nd, 2015, dispatchers in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma received a 911 call. The call itself is chilling and it led authorities to the murders of five members of the Bever family. The scene inside the Bever home was shocking. The news that the murders had been committed by two of the Bever boys was also shocking. Two of their sisters survived the attack and one sister was able to tell authorities just who had committed the murders.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the murders in Broken Arrow of the Bever family. 18-year-old Robert Bever and 16-year-old Michael Bever had a very close bond. They discovered over time that they both shared some very dark fantasies. And they made the decision to make those dark fantasies a reality. The question that many ask is how two children could murder most of their family and were there signs leading up to the massacre that went unaddressed?

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Mar 06 2022

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Good podcast

By hugscg - May 05 2020
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Good but not great. I just can’t enjoy it as much as tcatt.

Respectful and well done

By CYoung72 - Apr 12 2020
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Criminology is a respectful and well done true crime podcast.