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Case 151: Dan O’Connell & James Ellison

In the early afternoon of Tuesday, February 5 2002, Saint Croix County Medical Officer Marty Shanklin headed over to The O’Connell Family Funeral Home to conduct a routine visit. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Function of Beauty – Get 20% OFF your first order of fully customised shampoo Deep Cover: The Drug Wars – Listen to a new crime podcast brought to you by Pushkin Industries For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-151-dan-oconnell-james-ellison

1hr 31mins

1 Aug 2020

Rank #1

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Case 23: The Frankston Serial Killer (Part 2)

[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

31mins

25 Jun 2016

Rank #2

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Case 21: Pamela Lawrence

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

1hr 5mins

28 May 2016

Rank #3

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Case 24: Russell Street Bombing (Part 1)

[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 visit casefilepodcast.com/case-24-russell-street-bombing-part-1

24mins

2 Jul 2016

Rank #4

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Case 68: Escape from Alcatraz

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

1hr 3mins

25 Nov 2017

Rank #5

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Case 26: Lisa Marie Young | Update

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

6mins

23 Dec 2016

Rank #6

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Case 88: Stephen Hilder

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.’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-88-stephen-hilder

1hr

7 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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Case 112: Rachel Barber

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 shipping with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Noom – Lose weight for good. Start your trial today    For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-112-rachel-barber

1hr 8mins

25 May 2019

Rank #8

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Case 11: Anneliese Michel

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

45mins

19 Mar 2016

Rank #9

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Case 141: Natalee Holloway

Thursday, May 26, 2005, was an exciting day for 124 of the 300 senior students from Mountain Brook High School... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Philo – Get 25% off your first two months of live & on-demand TV Grove Collaborative – Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s 5-piece set worth $30 and FREE shipping Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-141-natalee-holloway

2hr 23mins

11 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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Case 76: Silk Road (Part 3)

[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... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-76-silk-road-part-3

1hr 3mins

24 Feb 2018

Rank #11

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Case 104: Mark and John

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.’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-104-mark-and-john

58mins

22 Dec 2018

Rank #12

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Case 86: Amy Allwine

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 evil twin.’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-86-amy-allwine

1hr 17mins

9 Jun 2018

Rank #13

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Case 77: Mia Zapata

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 Octopus.Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Anna Priestland This episode's sponsors: MVMT Watches – Join the movement ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE Mafia – Brand-new podcast taking us into America’s criminal underworld For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-77-mia-zapata

59mins

10 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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Case 111: Shauna Howe

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– Get $80 OFF your first month of Hello Fresh subscription with a promo code CASEFILE80 Calm – Get 25% off Calm Premium subscription  For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-111-shauna-howe

1hr 9mins

18 May 2019

Rank #15

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Case 84: Lesley Molseed (Part 1)

[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  For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-84-lesley-molseed-part-1

1hr 16mins

12 May 2018

Rank #16

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Case 113: Brendan Bernard

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 Host Researched and written by Rick Best Edited by Milly Raso and Elsha McGill This 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 and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial    For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-113-brendan-bernard

1hr 4mins

1 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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Case 109: Belanglo (Part 1)

[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 For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-109-belanglo-part-1

1hr 4mins

23 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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Case 47: Yara Gambirasio

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 sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-47-yara-gambirasio

45mins

25 Feb 2017

Rank #19

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Case 147: Julie Dart and Stephanie Slater

Two days had gone by and Dominic hadn’t heard from his girlfriend Julie Dart. Then, on the morning of Friday, July 12, Dominic received an unexpected visit from his sister, who had found a handwritten envelope addressed to him amongst her mail... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Function of Beauty – Get 20% OFF your first order of fully customised shampoo LegalZoom – Where life meets legal. Use promo code CASEFILE for special savings Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-147-julie-dart-and-stephanie-slater

2hr 12mins

20 Jun 2020

Rank #20