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True Crime stories from around the world.

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Thanks for saying what I’m thinking.

By GingaGodzilla - Sep 22 2019
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Ep 76 frightening. Ep 93 again, thank you for saying so publicly what I’m thinking.

Cambo rocks

By Bristle cone - Aug 17 2019
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This one is always so very good.

iTunes Ratings

610 Ratings
Average Ratings
516
37
23
13
21

Thanks for saying what I’m thinking.

By GingaGodzilla - Sep 22 2019
Read more
Ep 76 frightening. Ep 93 again, thank you for saying so publicly what I’m thinking.

Cambo rocks

By Bristle cone - Aug 17 2019
Read more
This one is always so very good.
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True Crime Island

Latest release on Jan 26, 2020

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True Crime stories from around the world.

Rank #1: Episode 47 - What Is Wrong With People

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This week I go through a few news items and I just have to say ‘What is wrong with people’ because you know, I find I just keep saying it this week. Some rage and some laughs.

Jul 10 2018

34mins

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Rank #2: Episode 2 - Jodi Arias

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It’s the 9th June 2008, Friends had become worried that they had not been able to contact their friend Travis Alexander for several days. They go to his home and enter the residence. They go upstairs to his bedroom. In his bathroom, they find his decomposing corpse lying in a pool of blood. Police are called and a crime scene established. This is the story of Jodi Arias and the Murder of Travis Alexander.

Oct 30 2016

31mins

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Rank #3: Episode 100 - The Murder of Leigh Leigh

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It’s the 3rd of November 1989, Stockton Beach NSW. There is a party for a 16-year-old at the Old North Stockton Surf Club. Plenty of booze, drugs and sex, but one girl wouldn’t make it home.

Tonight, is the case of murdered schoolgirl, Leigh Leigh.

Nov 24 2019

30mins

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Rank #4: Episode 40 - The Greenough Family Massacre

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It’s the 22nd February 1993, Karen McKenzie and her three children Daniel, Amara and Katrina are all hacked to death in a crime so shocking that the details of these killing are sealed by the courts not to be released to the public.
This shocking act will not only affect the rural Western Australian town of Greenough but it will shock the nation and the world.
This is the story of the Greenough Family Massacre

Apr 22 2018

52mins

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Rank #5: *** Special Edition *** Joseph DeAngelo The Golden State Killer

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The Golden State Killer, the Original Night Stalker, Visalia Ransacker, East Area Rapist, the East Bay Rapist, and the Diamond Knot Killer. He stalked, raped, robbed and murdered throughout the 70’s and 80’s and up until the 25th April he was walking the streets as a free man.

Apr 28 2018

49mins

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Rank #6: Episode 88 - The Murder of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans Part 1

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It’s Sunday the 6th of October 1974, two nurses leave Brisbane to hitch-hike to Dubbo in NSW.

They would never make it.

This is the case of the murder of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans.

Aug 18 2019

32mins

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Rank #7: Episode 99 - Rodney Reed Guilty or Not

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He was found guilty of murder in Texas May 1998 and received the death penalty. Now as his execution approaches, there are many doubts about his guilt.
This is the case of Rodney Reed.

Nov 14 2019

36mins

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Rank #8: Episode 23 - The Pickup Truck Killer

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It’s early March 2012. Julsin Salangsing a driver from Chumpon Tha Sae district in Thailand, is found murdered by the side of the road and his pickup truck is missing. With his face bashed in by a rock, a later autopsy would show, he had been poisoned by insecticide. This won’t be the last driver to be found this way. This is the story of Nirut Sonkhamhan, the Pickup Truck killer.

Sep 04 2017

39mins

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Rank #9: Episode 27 - The 1972 Munich Olympic Massacre

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It’s 4:30am 5th September 1972 Munich. It’s the second week of the Olympic games. Eight highly armed members of the Black September Organisation, scale the chain link fence into the Olympic village and take Israeli coaches and athletes hostage, killing two. By 1:30am the next day, the hostage drama would be all over with 17 dead.
This is the tragic story of the 1972 Munich Olympic Massacre.

Nov 05 2017

44mins

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Rank #10: Episode 78 - Chris Watts Family Murderer

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It’s lunchtime of the 13th of August 2018. Nickole Utoft Atkinson contacts police when her friend Shanann Watts missed appointments that morning and can’t be found.
Chris Watts, Shannan’s husband arrives at the home to meet police.

No one will believe what unfolds from here.

This is the Watt’s family murder case.

May 26 2019

37mins

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Rank #11: Episode 98 - Elizabeth Wettlaufer Killer Nurse

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When you go into aged care, you expect to be able to live out your final days as well as you can. Tonight, we delve into what horrors will await you when things go so very wrong.

This is the case of Elizabeth Wettlaufer, killer nurse.

Nov 11 2019

40mins

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Rank #12: Episode 29 - The Murder of Scott Johnson

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It’s the 10th December 1988 near Blue Fish Point on the northern side of North Head, Sydney. The body of Scott Johnson is found at the base of a cliff. An inquest rules his death as suicide. But was it murder?

Dec 23 2017

54mins

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Rank #13: Episode 24 - The Murder of Jacob Munro

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This is a story of how not to run an illegal weed growing operation and how you should choose your employees well.

Sep 24 2017

43mins

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Rank #14: Episode 33 – The Murder of Karen Chetcuti

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On the 14th July 2015 Michael Cardamone is released on parole after serving around six years of a 9-year sentence for raping a 15-year-old girl. On the 12th January 2016, just 182 days later, Cardamone abducts and murders 49-year-old Karen Chetcuti. What happened on that night would shock the nation.

Feb 04 2018

51mins

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Rank #15: The Sandman Van Murders - 3rd Birthday with Bloody Murder

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Birthday mashup with Tara and Barney of Bloody Murder. Listen to the end for bloopers and birthday wishes from Islanders and my podcast friends.

Oct 27 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #16: Episode 3 - Elisa Lam

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It’s Feb 19 2013 Hotel Cecil LA California. After guests complain of discoloured and foul water coming taps and showers, maintenance workers discover the body of a girl in the rooftop water tank. Police would identify the body as 21-year-old Canadian student Elisa Lam, who had been reported missing at the beginning of the month. Is this a case of death by misadventure, was it murder or could it have involved something more mysterious?

Nov 14 2016

21mins

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Rank #17: Episode 60 – Jealousy, Humiliation and Murder

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It’s the 25th of June 2015. A deadly mixture of alcohol, jealousy and humiliation will end in murder. Not just one murder but three.
This is the story of Allan Blackie O’Conner.

Dec 30 2018

31mins

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Rank #18: Episode 30 – The Mysterious Death of Roger Davies

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It’s April the 6th 2015, the skeletal remains of a man are found in an abandoned house in Granville Sydney. The strange thing is that photos of these remains were posted on Facebook nearly a year before. Tonight, I’ll tell you about the mysterious death of Roger Davies.

Dec 31 2017

30mins

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Rank #19: Episode 61 - The Murder of John Gasovski

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It’s June 15 2014. A body is found in bushland off Jamberoo Mountain Rd Jamberoo about 90 minutes’ drive southwest of Sydney. It looks like a gangland execution. This is a story about John Gasovski, who got in too deep and paid the ultimate price.
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Jan 14 2019

31mins

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Rank #20: Episode 4 - Matthew Leveson

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It’s 2:11AM September 23, 2007. 20-year-old Matthew Leveson and his partner 42 yo Michael Atkins leave the ARQ nightclub at Darlinghurst Sydney. Matthew would never be seen again. Almost a year later, Atkins would be charged with his murder. With no body, no blood, no murder weapon and no crime scene, Atkins would be found not guilty of murdering Matthew. The electrician was also acquitted of an alternative charge of manslaughter. Is this a case of justice gone wrong, a police stuff up or did the jury get it right….

Dec 08 2016

17mins

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Episode 106 - The Whiskey Au Go Go Fire Aftermath

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Last week I brought you the Whiskey Au Go Go fire case, in which 15 people were killed in 1973. This week we go through the aftermath and whether all is as it seems.
This is the story of the Whiskey Au Go Go Nightclub fire.

Jan 26 2020

39mins

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Episode 105 - The Whiskey Au Go Go Fire

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It’s the 8th of March 1973, Fortitude Valley, Queensland. Fire breaks out in a nightclub killing 15 people.
This is the story of the Whiskey Au Go Go Nightclub fire.

Jan 19 2020

42mins

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Episode 104 - Serial Killer Paul Steven Haigh

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It’s the 21st of September 1978 an attempted robbery at a Prahran Tattslotto agency leave one woman dead.
She would be the first victim of Serial Killer Paul Steven Haigh.

Jan 11 2020

48mins

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Episode 103 - Leonard Keith Lawson The Comic Book Killer

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It’s May the 7th 1954. Five girls from the June Dally-Watkins modelling school are taken by an artist to photograph them for a calendar.
Once on location, the artist pulled a gun on them and proceeded to rape them.
Sentenced to death, how could he then kill two woman?
This is the case of Leonard Keith Lawson The Comic Book Killer.

Dec 15 2019

24mins

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Episode 102 - The Glenfield Siege Wally Mellish

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It’s the 2nd of July 1968. Police attend a house in Glenfield NSW to arrest a man in relation to car thefts in the area, but he wasn’t going to give himself up. Armed with a gun he told them he would shoot it out.
This is the Glenfield Siege with Wally Mellish.

Dec 07 2019

30mins

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Episode 101 - Dog Day Afternoon Hakki Atahan

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It’s the 31st January 1984, Sydney CBD. A 35-year-old gunman is going to hold up three banks in a row.
This day will be Hakki Atahan’s Dog Day Afternoon.

Dec 01 2019

34mins

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Episode 100 - The Murder of Leigh Leigh

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It’s the 3rd of November 1989, Stockton Beach NSW. There is a party for a 16-year-old at the Old North Stockton Surf Club. Plenty of booze, drugs and sex, but one girl wouldn’t make it home.

Tonight, is the case of murdered schoolgirl, Leigh Leigh.

Nov 24 2019

30mins

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Episode 99 - Rodney Reed Guilty or Not

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He was found guilty of murder in Texas May 1998 and received the death penalty. Now as his execution approaches, there are many doubts about his guilt.
This is the case of Rodney Reed.

Nov 14 2019

36mins

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Episode 98 - Elizabeth Wettlaufer Killer Nurse

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When you go into aged care, you expect to be able to live out your final days as well as you can. Tonight, we delve into what horrors will await you when things go so very wrong.

This is the case of Elizabeth Wettlaufer, killer nurse.

Nov 11 2019

40mins

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The Sandman Van Murders - 3rd Birthday with Bloody Murder

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Birthday mashup with Tara and Barney of Bloody Murder. Listen to the end for bloopers and birthday wishes from Islanders and my podcast friends.

Oct 27 2019

1hr 11mins

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Episode 96 - Cyanide Mohan

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Mohan would become one of India's most prolific serial killers.

Oct 21 2019

21mins

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Episode 95 - The Killing of Catherine Ayling

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It’s the 1st June 1991. The body of a 24-year-old woman is found in the boot of a car at Gatwick Airport England. The suspect would be arrested in Boston Massachusetts USA soon after.

This is the case of the killing of Catherine Ayling.

Oct 06 2019

25mins

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Episode 94 – Russell Williams Pervert Murderer

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It’s February 7, 2010, Canadian Forces Trenton base commander Russel Williams is asked by police to come downtown for questioning over several incidents.

During a ten-hour interview, a shocked and perverted story would emerge.

The case tonight, Russell Williams, perverted murderer.

Sep 29 2019

39mins

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Episode 93 - The Mack Truck Murderer

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It’s the 18th of August 1983 Inland Motel Uluru. 36-year-old yobbo Douglas Crabbe is thrown out of its bar for being drunk and fighting. In a fit of rage, he gets into his 25 Tonne Mack Truck and drives it through side of the Motel wall where 50 people are drinking inside killing 5.
This is the case of the Mack Truck Murders.

Sep 22 2019

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Episode 92 - Justice for Cheryl Grimmer

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It’s the 12th of January 1970. 3-year-old Cheryl Grimmer is at the beach with her 3 brothers and mum. As they prepare to leave, Cheryl can’t be found.
There will be a suspect charged nearly 50 years later.
Will there be Justice for little Cheryl.

Sep 15 2019

32mins

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Episode 91 - Some Bad Some Good Not Fake News

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Tonight, we have a pedo out of prison, a child run over and killed, human trafficking in the suburbs and a child finds her way home after 20 years.

Sep 08 2019

29mins

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Episode 90 -The Murder of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans Part 3

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It’s Sunday the 6th of October 1974, two nurses leave Brisbane to hitch-hike to Dubbo in NSW.
They would never make it.
This is the case of the murder of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans.

Aug 31 2019

34mins

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Episode 89 - The Murder of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans Part 2

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It’s Sunday the 6th of October 1974, two nurses leave Brisbane to hitch-hike to Dubbo in NSW.

They would never make it.

This is the case of the murder of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans.

Aug 25 2019

41mins

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Episode 88 - The Murder of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans Part 1

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It’s Sunday the 6th of October 1974, two nurses leave Brisbane to hitch-hike to Dubbo in NSW.

They would never make it.

This is the case of the murder of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans.

Aug 18 2019

32mins

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Episode 87 - The Greyhound Bus Murder

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It’s the 30th of July 2008 Manitoba, Canada. Tim McLean is returning home on a Greyhound Bus from summer work on the carnival circuit.
He would not leave the bus alive.

This is the case of the Greyhound Bus murder.

Aug 11 2019

27mins

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iTunes Ratings

610 Ratings
Average Ratings
516
37
23
13
21

Thanks for saying what I’m thinking.

By GingaGodzilla - Sep 22 2019
Read more
Ep 76 frightening. Ep 93 again, thank you for saying so publicly what I’m thinking.

Cambo rocks

By Bristle cone - Aug 17 2019
Read more
This one is always so very good.