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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.

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Simply the best

By smokedawgBBN - Jan 07 2020
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I love this podcast #Mike x3

Amazing podcast.

By rayj710 - Dec 22 2019
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Really one of my favs. Everyone should download and listen.

iTunes Ratings

3985 Ratings
Average Ratings
3493
216
117
60
99

Simply the best

By smokedawgBBN - Jan 07 2020
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I love this podcast #Mike x3

Amazing podcast.

By rayj710 - Dec 22 2019
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Really one of my favs. Everyone should download and listen.
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Criminology

Latest release on Jan 19, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Ep69 - Shawn Baur and Scott Fosnaught

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Shawn Baur and Scott Fosnaught were great friends who were killed on a rural road in July 2002 after attending a party. Shawn and Scott were about ready to turn sixteen. This week marks the 17-year anniversary of their deaths and the mystery has not lessened during that time.

Join Mike and Morf as they walk through this mysterious case that some have called a hit-and-run while others have deemed it much more sinister. The clues at the scene and the conditions of the bodies of both Shawn and Scott have fueled the controversy from the very start. But, it's the families that have suffered greatly over this time, not knowing exactly what happened to their children in the early morning hours of July 17, 2002. Scott's mother joined us for an interview for this episode so you'll get to hear her thoughts.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Jul 14 2019

51mins

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Rank #2: Ep70 - Janette Roberson

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In 1983, 27-year-old Janette Roberson's murder rocked the small town of Reed City, Michigan. Janette was murdered in the afternoon while she was working in the basement pet department of a store called Gambles. This was an extremely savage murder. But, somehow, no employees or patrons of the store upstairs heard anything. A composite sketch of a man seen in the store around the time of the murder was produced and circulated. No one in the town could say who this man was.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the mystifying murder of Janette Roberson. Janette was a wife and mother who had a huge heart and a deep love for animals. How could someone end her life so callously? Was this someone who had become infatuated with Janette and became enraged when she rebuffed his advances? Police are still working this unsolved case and using advances in DNA technology to try to identify Janette's killer.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Jul 21 2019

55mins

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Rank #3: Son of Sam Part1

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The .44-caliber killer, then later known as Son of Sam, David Berkowitz terrorized New York City in 1976 and 1977. He targeted individuals parked in cars on the street. The shootings appeared to police to be random which made it that much tougher for them to catch their target. He taunted the police with bizarre letters which fueled public panic even more as the press coverage heightened.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss one of the most infamous killers in NYC history. Once caught, Berkowitz captivated the public when his reasons for the killings were revealed. He is a killer who has been studied exhaustively over the past 40+ years and his case brought about some important changes in the law regarding those that kill.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Aug 11 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #4: Jamie Grissim

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16-year-old Jamie Grissim disappeared from Vancouver, Washington on December 7, 1971. She has never been heard from or seen since. Jamie is thought to be the first victim of suspected serial killer Warren Leslie Forrest.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of Jamie Grissim and the life and suspected crimes of Warren Leslie Forrest. Forrest was convicted of one murder, but authorities believe he is responsible for many more. Jamie's sister Starr joined us for this episode to help shed light on the entire case.


Audio used with the permission of The Columbian News https://www.columbian.com/. You can hear the full audio by the Columbian here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExedFjUXmIw&feature=youtu.be

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

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Dec 08 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #5: The I-70 Killer

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In the spring of 1992, a string of murders occurred in the Midwest. All of these murders occurred inside small businesses located near Interstate 70. All were shootings and the killer left no evidence behind. The killer targeted women alone in smaller types of stores but one man was killed during the series. The media dubbed this murderer The I-70 Killer. And then, all of a sudden, the killings stopped.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the murders of the I-70 Killer. Police have had suspects over the years but no one to date has been brought to justice for these murders. Similar murders have occurred along interstates in other parts of the country. Could it be that the killer changed locations but continued to kill? Or was this killer stopped in some other way?

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Nov 03 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #6: The Rest Stop Murders

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In this episode, we're covering three separate murder cases that occurred while the victims were at rest stops. Dexter Stefonek was traveling back home to Wisconsin after visiting family in Oregon. His vehicle was found burning at a rest stop in Montana. A couple later found his body at a trash site.

Jane Snow was traveling with her two young sons in 1979 when her body was discovered by her sons inside the women's restroom at a rest stop. There have been several suspects in Jane's murder but no one has yet been brought to justice.

Gordon and Jackie McAllister were traveling through Canada in their RV when an assailant barged in and shot Jackie to death. Gordon escaped and was able to describe the attacker. Eight years later police believed they had their man, a convicted killer who had carried out similar crimes.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these rest stop murder cases. Be careful if you're traveling the interstates this holiday season.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology


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Nov 24 2019

56mins

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Rank #7: The Boca Raton Mall Murders

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In 2007, the affluent area of Boca Raton, Florida, experienced a number of attacks and murders that occurred at the local mall. The crimes shared eerie similarities. The perpetrator or perpetrators targeted women who drove dark expensive SUVs. The victims were bound and made to wear goggles or sunglasses that were blacked out so that they could not see. In some cases, the victims were made to drive to ATMS to withdraw money.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these baffling Boca Raton mall attacks and murders. These remain unsolved to this day, but a surviving victim has been able to provide a composite sketch. Are all of these crimes related or is it possible that a copycat killer emulated previous crimes? The details are so specific and similar that it's hard to believe they are unrelated and not carried out by the same killer or killers.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Nov 10 2019

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Rank #8: The Villisca and Hinterkaifeck Ax Murders

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In this Halloween week episode of Criminology, we're discussing two horrific and infamous ax murder cases. In 1912, in Villisca Iowa, eight people were murdered in the Moore family farmhouse. All six members of the Moore family were killed along with sisters Lena and Ina Stillinger who were staying the night. In 1922, at the Hinterkaifeck farm in Bavaria, Germany, 5 members of the Gruber family and their maid were brutally murdered.

These are two very infamous unsolved cases of massacres carried out with some type of ax. And even though the two incidents occurred years apart, and far away from each, there are many similarities between the two cases. Some have theorized that they were both carried out by the same person or persons. The other thing that ties these two cases together is that they both involve a little bit of the supernatural.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Oct 27 2019

59mins

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Rank #9: Arlis Perry

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In 1974, 19-year-old newlywed Arlis Perry was murdered inside the Memorial Church on the campus of Stanford University. Her murder was brutal and savage which led many to think it was connected to a satanic cult. Investigators worked the case but couldn't connect anyone to the murder. It took 44 years, and some amazing advances in DNA technology, to put together the pieces of this 44-year-old murder case.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the murder of Arlis Perry. There were suspects along the way and one person, in particular, that police believed knew more than they had said. But, as is often the case with these older unsolved cases, police could never put together enough evidence to move forward. As DNA technology has advanced, we are seeing more and more cold cases solved. The murderer of Arlis Perry couldn't escape the advances in science involving DNA.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology


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Dec 01 2019

52mins

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Rank #10: Rhonda and Donnie Wicht

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In 1978, Rhonda Wicht and her 4-year-old son Donnie were killed inside their Simi Valley, California apartment. Rhonda's on-again/off-again boyfriend Craig Coley was arrested and convicted of the murders. He spent 39 years behind bars before DNA evidence set him free.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this case that is tragic all around. It is tragic due to the loss of Rhonda and Donnie, and it's tragic that Craig, if he indeed had nothing to do with the crimes, spent a large part of his life in prison. We'll go through the evidence that put Craig Coley away as well as the evidence that set him free. Rhonda's sister Shelley joined us for this episode to help provide information.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Nov 17 2019

1hr 10mins

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The Lane Bryant Murders

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In February 2008, a lone gunman entered the Lane Bryant store in Tinley Park, Ilinois and shot six women. Five of the women died that day while the sixth barely survived. The store manager managed to call 911 just before the shooting began. The resulting search for the killer would turn into a massive investigation.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the Lane Bryant Murder case. The surviving victim was able to give a description of the killer but police have not been able to identify him. There are some that wonder if the killer was a man at all, or rather a woman in disguise. There are many unanswered questions in this case that have puzzled amateur sleuths for years.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

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Jan 19 2020

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Introducing The Sneak

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The Sneak tells true crime stories from in and around the world of sports. In this season, they look at a bizarre heist planned by a disgraced former athlete. Listen now at http://wondery.fm/TheSneak_Criminology

Jan 14 2020

8mins

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Bob Crane

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Bob Crane was a handsome and charming comedic actor. He rose to fame when he landed the leading role on the hit television comedy Hogan's Heroes. The show ran from 1965 to 1971. After it ended, Bob received income through its syndication but he struggled to find continued acting success. In June 1978, Bob was found bludgeoned to death in his apartment.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the life and death of Bob Crane. Fans were shocked to find out that Crane wasn't exactly the same man that they saw on the television screen. He battled an obsession with sex and pornography throughout much of his life. Many people theorize that this addiction played a pivotal role in his murder.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology


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Jan 12 2020

52mins

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Ireland's Vanishing Triangle

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For this first episode of 2020, we're headed to Ireland to talk about an area around Dublin that has been called The Vanishing Triangle. Between 1993 and 1998, eight young women disappeared in this area. The police investigation resulted in a number of possible suspects but to date, none of the women have been found and no one has been held responsible.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss Ireland's Vanishing Triangle. Are these cases connected? Some people believe they are but many do not. In a couple of the disappearances, there are persons of interest that were known to the victims. There is one thing that is not in doubt. Eight families are still grieving for their loved ones and continue to search for answers.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology


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Jan 05 2020

54mins

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Introducing Scene of the Crime Season 1: Delphi

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Introducing the new true crime podcast, Scene of the Crime. In season 1, Scene of the Crime explores the February, 2017 murders of Abby Williams and Libby German in Delphi, Indiana.

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Jan 02 2020

6mins

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Infamous Christmas Week Murders

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In this episode, we are discussing three infamous murders that occurred around Christmas. The Lawson family massacre took place in North Carolina in 1929 when Charlie Lawson murdered seven members of his family. The Los Feliz mansion murders took place in California in 1959 when Dr. Harold Perelson murdered his wife and most likely would have murdered his children had they not been able to flee the home. The Covina Massacre took place in 2008 when Bruce Pardo, dressed as Santa Claus, murdered his ex-wife and many members of her family at their annual Christmas party.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these infamous and chilling acts of murder that occurred during the Christmas holiday. What made these three men do what they did during what should be one of the most joyous and peaceful times of the year?

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology


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Dec 22 2019

1hr 3mins

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Sarah DeLeon

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It was 30 years ago this month that 18-year-old Sarah DeLeon was murdered after she left her boyfriend's house in the early morning hours of December 29, 1989. Police had few suspects and little evidence to go on and eventually Sarah's case went cold. Five years later, another woman named Diana Ault was murdered. Again, police struggled to solve the murder, and at the time, they had no idea there was a connection between the two cases.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the murder of Sarah DeLeon. Police eventually learned of the connection between the two murders. Both women had been harassed by a woman named Carol Coon and the authorities began zeroing in on Carol as a possible suspect in both murders. Carol Coon, it seems, had a habit of harassing women who were dating her former boyfriends. Was she willing to kill to eliminate romantic rivals?

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology


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Dec 15 2019

52mins

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Jamie Grissim

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16-year-old Jamie Grissim disappeared from Vancouver, Washington on December 7, 1971. She has never been heard from or seen since. Jamie is thought to be the first victim of suspected serial killer Warren Leslie Forrest.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of Jamie Grissim and the life and suspected crimes of Warren Leslie Forrest. Forrest was convicted of one murder, but authorities believe he is responsible for many more. Jamie's sister Starr joined us for this episode to help shed light on the entire case.


Audio used with the permission of The Columbian News https://www.columbian.com/. You can hear the full audio by the Columbian here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExedFjUXmIw&feature=youtu.be

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

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Dec 08 2019

1hr 4mins

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Arlis Perry

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In 1974, 19-year-old newlywed Arlis Perry was murdered inside the Memorial Church on the campus of Stanford University. Her murder was brutal and savage which led many to think it was connected to a satanic cult. Investigators worked the case but couldn't connect anyone to the murder. It took 44 years, and some amazing advances in DNA technology, to put together the pieces of this 44-year-old murder case.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the murder of Arlis Perry. There were suspects along the way and one person, in particular, that police believed knew more than they had said. But, as is often the case with these older unsolved cases, police could never put together enough evidence to move forward. As DNA technology has advanced, we are seeing more and more cold cases solved. The murderer of Arlis Perry couldn't escape the advances in science involving DNA.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology


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Dec 01 2019

52mins

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The Rest Stop Murders

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In this episode, we're covering three separate murder cases that occurred while the victims were at rest stops. Dexter Stefonek was traveling back home to Wisconsin after visiting family in Oregon. His vehicle was found burning at a rest stop in Montana. A couple later found his body at a trash site.

Jane Snow was traveling with her two young sons in 1979 when her body was discovered by her sons inside the women's restroom at a rest stop. There have been several suspects in Jane's murder but no one has yet been brought to justice.

Gordon and Jackie McAllister were traveling through Canada in their RV when an assailant barged in and shot Jackie to death. Gordon escaped and was able to describe the attacker. Eight years later police believed they had their man, a convicted killer who had carried out similar crimes.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these rest stop murder cases. Be careful if you're traveling the interstates this holiday season.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology


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Nov 24 2019

56mins

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Rhonda and Donnie Wicht

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In 1978, Rhonda Wicht and her 4-year-old son Donnie were killed inside their Simi Valley, California apartment. Rhonda's on-again/off-again boyfriend Craig Coley was arrested and convicted of the murders. He spent 39 years behind bars before DNA evidence set him free.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this case that is tragic all around. It is tragic due to the loss of Rhonda and Donnie, and it's tragic that Craig, if he indeed had nothing to do with the crimes, spent a large part of his life in prison. We'll go through the evidence that put Craig Coley away as well as the evidence that set him free. Rhonda's sister Shelley joined us for this episode to help provide information.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Nov 17 2019

1hr 10mins

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The Boca Raton Mall Murders

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In 2007, the affluent area of Boca Raton, Florida, experienced a number of attacks and murders that occurred at the local mall. The crimes shared eerie similarities. The perpetrator or perpetrators targeted women who drove dark expensive SUVs. The victims were bound and made to wear goggles or sunglasses that were blacked out so that they could not see. In some cases, the victims were made to drive to ATMS to withdraw money.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these baffling Boca Raton mall attacks and murders. These remain unsolved to this day, but a surviving victim has been able to provide a composite sketch. Are all of these crimes related or is it possible that a copycat killer emulated previous crimes? The details are so specific and similar that it's hard to believe they are unrelated and not carried out by the same killer or killers.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Nov 10 2019

1hr

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The I-70 Killer

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In the spring of 1992, a string of murders occurred in the Midwest. All of these murders occurred inside small businesses located near Interstate 70. All were shootings and the killer left no evidence behind. The killer targeted women alone in smaller types of stores but one man was killed during the series. The media dubbed this murderer The I-70 Killer. And then, all of a sudden, the killings stopped.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the murders of the I-70 Killer. Police have had suspects over the years but no one to date has been brought to justice for these murders. Similar murders have occurred along interstates in other parts of the country. Could it be that the killer changed locations but continued to kill? Or was this killer stopped in some other way?

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Nov 03 2019

1hr 6mins

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The Villisca and Hinterkaifeck Ax Murders

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In this Halloween week episode of Criminology, we're discussing two horrific and infamous ax murder cases. In 1912, in Villisca Iowa, eight people were murdered in the Moore family farmhouse. All six members of the Moore family were killed along with sisters Lena and Ina Stillinger who were staying the night. In 1922, at the Hinterkaifeck farm in Bavaria, Germany, 5 members of the Gruber family and their maid were brutally murdered.

These are two very infamous unsolved cases of massacres carried out with some type of ax. And even though the two incidents occurred years apart, and far away from each, there are many similarities between the two cases. Some have theorized that they were both carried out by the same person or persons. The other thing that ties these two cases together is that they both involve a little bit of the supernatural.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Oct 27 2019

59mins

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Christine Rothschild

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18-year-old Christine Rothschild was an intelligent and beautiful student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Her lifeless body was found on May 26th, 1968, outside of Sterling Hall at the college. Police could not develop any leads or suspects regarding Christine's murder. But many believe that she was killed by a middle-aged medical resident who was obsessed with Christine. He had asked her out and began harassing and stalking her after she turned down his advances.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the life and murder of Christine Rothschild. Linda Schulko, who became good friends with Christine at college, joined us for this episode to help shed some light on the mysteries surrounding her death. Linda is definitely in the camp of those that believe the middle-aged medical resident, Niels Jorgensen, is the most likely suspect in Christine's murder.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Oct 20 2019

1hr 4mins

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The Zeigler Furniture Store Murders

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On Christmas Eve, 1975, four people were murdered in Winter Garden Florida inside the Zeigler furniture store. Tommy Zeigler, who by that time, was the president of Zeiglers was arrested, tried and convicted of the murders. The victims that night included Tommy's wife Eunice, Eunice's father and mother, and a family friend named Charlie Mays.

Many individuals had something to say about the events that transpired that night. And, as often happens, there were many different variations regarding what transpired. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this tragic quadruple murder. Did Tommy Zeigler murder four people that night or was he wrongfully convicted? Tommy has spent over 40 years on death row but has never stopped fighting his conviction. DNA may ultimately either prove Tommy guilty or prove that he is an innocent man.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Oct 13 2019

56mins

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Brianna Maitland

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17-year-old Brianna Maitland disappeared from a small town in Vermont on March 19, 2004, Brianna vanished after leaving her job at the Black Lantern Inn. Her car was later found backed into an abandoned house. This is just one of many bizarre events surrounding Brianna's disappearance.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of Brianna Maitland. Brianna's father Bruce joined us for this episode to help shed light on the facts and rumors surrounding her disappearance. This is a very high-profile missing person case in the Northeast part of the United States. Some people have tried to link Brianna's disappearance with that of Maura Murray who disappeared from the Northeast about a month before Brianna. Many have also tried to link Brianna's disappearance with the activities of serial killer Israel Keyes.

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Oct 06 2019

56mins

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Cindy James and John Lang

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In this episode, we're discussing two separate cases of individuals who were extremely paranoid about the events taking place around them. Both individuals were found dead in very suspicious manners. Cindy James was a woman who had reported to police over 100 suspicious events and 5 attacks. She said she was receiving threatening phone calls and letters. John Lang was a man who was convinced that police were watching his every move. He went as far as videotaping the men he witnessed outside his home and uploaded the videos to YouTube.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these two fascinating and tragic cases. In the case of Cindy James, the big questions involve whether or not her reports were real. Was Cindy James being harassed, stalked and attacked? Or, was she fabricating these events to make it look that way. If it was the latter, why did she end up dead? And with John Lang, was his paranoia justified or just a serious of strange coincidences? You can view John's videos for yourself. And if John had a right to be paranoid, was the reason behind his paranoia the cause for his death?

You can support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Sep 29 2019

1hr 5mins

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Anne Marie Fahey

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Anne Marie Fahey was a 30-year-old woman who disappeared in 1996 after having dinner with an attorney named Thomas Capano. Anne Marie had previously had an affair with the married Capano, but at the time of her disappearance, she was dating a man she called the love of her life. But, Thomas Capano was not happy that their physical relationship had ended. As police began the investigation into Anne Marie's disappearance, they began to look at Thomas Capano as their #1 suspect.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the tragic death of Anne Marie Fahey. The details behind what happened to her are shocking.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Sep 22 2019

52mins

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Who Shot Terry Nero?

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In 2010, Terry Nero was shot in the face through his kitchen window. He was shot while talking to his mother by someone using a rifle while standing in Terry's backyard. Terry suffered massive injuries but doctors managed to save his life. The question, in this case, is who wanted Terry dead and why.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss Terry Nero's case. Terry had been embroiled in a court battle and he believes that he knows who was behind the attempt on his life. Terry joined us for this episode to help shed light on his attack and the circumstances that surrounded it.

You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

Sep 15 2019

54mins

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iTunes Ratings

3985 Ratings
Average Ratings
3493
216
117
60
99

Simply the best

By smokedawgBBN - Jan 07 2020
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I love this podcast #Mike x3

Amazing podcast.

By rayj710 - Dec 22 2019
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Really one of my favs. Everyone should download and listen.