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Join me as I dive into some of the most fascinating and thought provoking true crime stories told one chapter at a time. Kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime and more will be covered.

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Join me as I dive into some of the most fascinating and thought provoking true crime stories told one chapter at a time. Kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime and more will be covered.

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Episode 154

By NeatBaran - Dec 10 2019
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What an amazing collaboration! Two of my favorites in True Crime podcasts and you ladies did not disappoint!!

Very enjoyable podcast

By ray1/23:4;5(6$7$8 - Nov 01 2019
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Definitely worth listening to all of them

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3130 Ratings
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86

Episode 154

By NeatBaran - Dec 10 2019
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What an amazing collaboration! Two of my favorites in True Crime podcasts and you ladies did not disappoint!!

Very enjoyable podcast

By ray1/23:4;5(6$7$8 - Nov 01 2019
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Definitely worth listening to all of them

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Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

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Join me as I dive into some of the most fascinating and thought provoking true crime stories told one chapter at a time. Kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime and more will be covered.

Episode 109: Listener Suggestions: Craig Price - The Warwick Slasher

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This month I'm picking cases from listener suggestions as a "thank you" to my audience.  First up is a case from Warwick, Rhode Island suggested by Mikala Fortin.

When a series of brutal murders takes place in one neighborhood in 1989, investigators zero in on an unlikely suspect - a teenage boy who would be considered one of the country's youngest serial killers. 

Photo: Craig Price is taken into custody and charge with four murders in Rhode Island. 

To give a donation or find out more about Rhode Island Relay for Life go to www.relayforlife.org/northernRI

Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:

Helen O'Neill, San Francisco Chronicle, "Juvenile Serial Killer Remains in Prison," Dec 15, 2007. 

Rachael Bell, CrimeLibrary.com, "Craig Price: Confessions of a teenage serial killer".  

Tim White, WPRI.com, "Brother of murder victim calls Craig Price's shrinking sentence 'ridiculous'," April 23, 2015. 

Nov 06 2018

44mins

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Episode 131: Twin Terrors: The Gibbons Sisters - Part 1

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June and Jennifer Gibbons were identical twins who, from a very young age, were so bonded to one another that they created their own “twin language” to communicate speaking only to one another.  They rejected any other relationships including their own parents and siblings.  Later, they would construct a fantasy world that only they inhabited.  This lead to more serious anti-social behavior that resulted in a shocking crime spree.  

Several resources were used in the research for this episode including: 

Marjorie Wallace, The Silent Twins, (London, Vintage Books 1998). 

BBC: Inside Story, The Silent Twin: Without my Shadow. YouTube, Uploaded by GottaFindPants, Nov 20, 2017. https://youtu.be/98WtP1qC61s

Music credits: 

Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Reflections" by Alexander Nakarada (https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Jun 03 2019

1hr 10mins

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Episode 068: Murder in the Family: Fritz Klenner and Susie Lynch

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Two cousins from a prominent and wealthy family seek revenge on their own relatives and turn to murder.

Resources:

Books: Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness and Multiple Murder by Jerry Bledsoe

Movies/Television: In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride and Madness (Also known as "Bitter Blood") starring Harry Hamlin and Kelly McGillis (1994)

Nov 28 2017

1hr 2mins

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Episode 003: Lost and Found: Chapter 3: The Cleveland Kidnappings

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Three girls go missing over as many years in a Cleveland, Ohio neighborhood.  Years go by before they are ever seen again. When it was revealed who had taken them and what they were subjected to the city was stunned to find that the perpetrator had been right under their nose all along.

Book: The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions by John Glatt 

True crime stories told one chapter at a time: kidnappings.  

Jun 09 2016

1hr 2mins

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Episode 149: Fugitives from Justice: Jesse James Hollywood

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A small time drug dealer kidnaps a rival's younger brother in order to settle a debt.  The unfolding series of events would become one of California's most bizarre and tragic kidnapping cases on record and would even inspire an award-winning Hollywood movie.  

Resources:

Jesse Katz for Los Angeles Magazine, "The Last Ride of Jesse James Hollywood", February 2002. 

Colby Frazier for Daily Sound, "Hollywood tells his story", June 24, 2009. 

Henry Chu and Solomon Moore for The Los Angeles Times, "Fugitive Kept Low Profile in Quiet Brazilian Beach Town", March 11, 2005. 

Chris Hansen for Dateline, "The Real Story Behind 'Alpha Dog', Jan 15, 2007. 

Tyler Hayden for The Santa Barbara Independent, "Meet Mrs. Jesse James Hollywood", Feb 4, 2014. 

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Music Credits: 

Music from https://filmmusic.io "Floating Cities" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

"Life of Riley" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Nov 05 2019

52mins

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Episode 002: Lost and Found: Chapter 2: Elizabeth Smart

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This is our second installment in the series "Lost and Found". Elizabeth Smart was a 14-year-old girl from a loving, Mormon family living in Salt Lake City, Utah. The family's kindness towards a local transient would make her a target for kidnapping. Her ordeal would encompass months of captivity and hundreds of miles before the final outcome in her story. 

Jun 09 2016

27mins

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Episode 150: Fugitives from Justice: Nazira Ugalde and Brenda Delgado

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In this episode I’ll share two separate cases of women who became part of a very small and exclusive club - women who made the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List.  

Nazira Ugalde killed for financial gain and flees to South America.  A young woman in Texas, Brenda Delgado, plans the murder of her romantic rival and disappears soon after being questioned by police.  

Resources: 

"New details emerge about Reno 'Black Widow', Behind the Crime Tape Blog, Nov. 27, 2012

"Fugitive Black Widow wanted in ex-husband's 2008 murder arrested i Peru", by Nina Golgowski for New York Daily News, Jun 5, 2014. 

"Mother of Hygenist at center of deadly love triangle sas her daughter is 'not the jealous type'", by Shekhar Bhatia for DailyMail.com, Sep 12, 2015. 

"Duo Behind Killing of Dentist in Murder-for-Hire Plot May be Linked to Drug Cartel", Chicago 5 News, Oct 23, 2015. 

"Brenda Delgado: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know", Heavy.com, Jun 7, 2019. 

"The State of Texas vs Brenda Delgado", Criminal Indictment, October 2, 2018. 

Sponsors: 

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Podcast Recommendations: 

Crime Machine by Jack Luna and Sam Swenson.  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crime-machine/id1484881599

You can now find us on Stitcher Premium! https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/esther-ludlow/once-upon-a-crime 

Nov 12 2019

34mins

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Episode 088: Infamous Locales: Chapter 1: The Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle

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One intersection in Beverly Hills has been the site of many events from airplane crashes, car accidents, and murders. Could it be a coincidence or is the area cursed? 

Photo: The intersection of Sunset Blvd, North Linden and North Whittier Drive in Beverly Hills, known as "The Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle". 

#beverlyhills #bermudatriangle #howardhughes #hollywood #bugsysiegel #ronnichasen 

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May 07 2018

1hr 1min

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Episode 071: The 12 Crimes of Christmas: Laci Peterson: Part 1

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On Christmas Eve day, 2002, an 8-month pregnant woman went missing from her home. A large-scale search was started right away, but suspicion immediately fell upon her husband, Scott Peterson. 

This episode will be a little different for OUAC. I have a special co-host, Yolanda Norris from the Not Perfect or Functional Podcast who will be discussing the case with me. Yolanda is my sister so this is a real holiday treat for me - and I hope it will be for you too!

Also, while you may think you know this story, we've come at it from a different angle. First, it will be in response to the A&E program "The Murder of Laci Peterson" in which they lay out a case for the reasons some believe Scott Peterson was tried in the media and should have been found not guilty.

Second, we will do a deep into the background and psyche of Scott Peterson to give our take on why we think not only is he guilty, but that there were signs pointing to how and why Scott may have been able to so casually murder his wife and unborn son. 

This episode is Part One of a two-part special episode. Part Two comes out tomorrow! Happy Holidays! 

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Dec 19 2017

1hr 32mins

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Episode 122: Murder Memories: Chapter 1: Eileen Franklin - Part 1

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In this series I'll share crime stories that feature a very strange and rare phenomenon - recovered memories of murder.  Is it possible to forget about a murder?  Could a traumatic event, like witnessing a violent crime, cause a person to repress the memory so completely that they, in essence, “forget” they ever saw such a horrific event?

In this first chapter, Eileen Franklin recalls a 20-year-old murder.  She will claim that she witnessed the murder of her best friend, 8-year-old Susan Nason in 1969 and then repressed the memory for years.

Resources: 

Several articles, court records and other materials were used to research this case.  One resource was the book Once Upon a Time by Harry Maclean, published in 1993.

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Mar 11 2019

50mins

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Episode 018: True Crime Game Changers: Chapter 1: Kitty Genovese

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A young woman's murder becomes and indictment on American apathy and changes the way crime is reported.

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Resources:

Film: The Witness Book: Kitty Genovese: The Murder, The Bystanders, The Crime that Changed America - Kevin Cook

Nov 08 2016

57mins

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Episode 100: Written in Blood Chapter 3: Anne Perry - Part 1

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A brutal murder takes place in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1954.  Two teenage girls are quickly identified as the murderers.  The crime would become infamous in New Zealand and the girl exposed as a well-known writer decades later.  This is Part 1. 

#Parker-HulmeMurder #NewZealand #PaulineParker #JulietHulme #matricide 

Photo: Pauline Parker (left), Juliet Hulme (right) during their trial.

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Aug 20 2018

53mins

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Episode 091: Infamous Locales: Chapter 3: The Cecil Hotel - Part 1

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The Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles has been home to at least two serial killers, numerous tragic deaths, a sniper shooting and one mysterious death.  Join me for this first installment of a 2-part episode covering the Cecil Hotel's history. #serial killers #RichardRamirez #TheNightStalker #

Photo: The Exterior of the Cecil Hotel / Richard Ramirez "The Night Stalker" in court. 

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Resources: Book: The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez: The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo 

May 28 2018

56mins

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Episode 023: Holiday Homicides: Chapter 1: The Ashland Tragedy

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In the early morning hours of Christmas Eve, 1881, a brutal attack was perpetrated on three sleeping teens in Ashland, Kentucky.

The three suspects in the Ashland murders

This week's Audible recommendation is The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America's Youngest Serial Killer by Roseanne Montillo. You can get a free audiobook and a 30-day free trial at www.audibletrial.com/OnceUponACrime.

Poem: The Ashland Tragedy, composed as a ballad by Peyton Buckner Byrne of Greenup County, Kentucky.

Music: The Cherry Tree Carol and Carol of the Bells from An Appalachian Christmas, Composer Mark O'Connor

Dec 12 2016

36mins

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Episode 133: Twin Terrors: Sunny and Gina Han

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Identical twin sisters, Sunny and Gina Han were lifelong rivals.  One sister's jealousy would lead her to plot her twin's murder. 

Several sources were used in the research for this episode including: 

Court Transcripts:

People v. Han, Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3, California, Feb. 25, 2000

Opposition of Parole letter from Orange County District Attorney's Office to Office of Governor Jerry Brown, November 20, 2017. 

Articles:

'Evil Twin' Granted Parole Despite DA's Objections by Nathan Solis for Courthousenews.com, June 21, 2018. 

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Jun 24 2019

37mins

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Episode 019: True Crime Game Changers: Chapter 2: Francine Hughes and The Burning Bed

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An abused woman spends years being beaten and terrorized by her husband while police and others turn a blind eye. In desperation, she takes the law into her own hands.

Resources:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (U.S.) 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Victim Support (U.K.) www.victimsupport.org.uk

Domestic Violence Resource Centre (AU) www.dvrcv.org.au

U.S. Dept. of Justice Office on Violence Against Women www.justice.gov/ovw

Book: The Burning Bed by Faith McNulty

People show support for the defendant at the trial of Francine Hughes./Farrah Fawcett's portrayal of Francine in "The Burning Bed".    

Nov 17 2016

1hr 13mins

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Episode 005: Killer Kids: Chapter 1: Jesse Pomeroy

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Jul 05 2016

25mins

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Episode 043: A Woman Scorned: Jodi Arias - Part 1

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A young woman who felt spurned by her on-again-off again lover and realizaing she couldn’t have him for herself, decides to take deadly revenge. This case became one of the most sensationalized trials on record.  

Chapter 2 of "A Woman Scorned" is the murder of Travis Alexander by Jodi Arias.

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May 09 2017

1hr 6mins

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Episode 132: Twin Terrors: The Gibbons Sisters - Part 2

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I continue the story of the Gibbons Sisters - twins who were locked in a battle their entire lives. Neither believed they could survive without the other, but controlled each other so completely they only spoke to or associated with one another.  When they reached adolescence, they knew they had to find some way to break out of this destructive twin bond or both would perish.  Their desperation lead them to commit increasingly antisocial and criminal acts.  This is part two of "The Silent Twins". 

Several resources were used in the research for this episode including: 

Marjorie Wallace, The Silent Twins, (London, Vintage Books 1998). 

BBC: Inside Story, The Silent Twin: Without my Shadow. YouTube, Uploaded by GottaFindPants, Nov 20, 2017. https://youtu.be/98WtP1qC61s

Links:

Website: www.truecrimepodcast.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/onceuponacrimepod

Jun 10 2019

39mins

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Episode 007: Killer Kids: Chapter 2: Mary Bell

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An 11-year-old is accused of murdering two boys in the 1960s.

Several resources were used in the research for this episode including: 

Gitta Sereny, The Case of Mary Bell (London:Pimlico), 1995. 

Audio Clip: The Mary Bell Case. YouTube, uploaded by chewyisacat, March 7, 2013. https://youtu.be/moFhGzE_xRI 

Jul 19 2016

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Episode 154: The Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis w/Erica Kelly

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On this special episode, I discuss the death of Shawn Stephens Lewis. Shawn was the fifth wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, the rock and country music star.  When Shawn Lewis was found dead in Lewis's mansion on August 24, 1983, many questions would remain unanswered as to how she died. 

My very special guest this week is Erica Kelly from the Southern Fried True Crime podcast! 

www.southernfriedtruecrime.com

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www.crimecon.com - use offer code ONCE20 for 10% off your standard badge. 

Resources: 

"The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis" by Richard Ben Cramer for Rolling Stone, March 1, 1984

"The Sudden Death of Wife No. 5 Confronts Jerry Lee Lewis with Tragedy - and Troubling Questions" by People Staff for People Magazine, Sept 12, 1983. 

"Jerry Lee Lewis: 'The Killer' Says the Wild Times are Behind Him" by Jim Sullivan for The Chicago Tribune

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Dec 10 2019

1hr 33mins

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Episode 153: AMA and Case Updates for 2019

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On this year-end wrap up episode, I answer listener questions and share updates on cases I've covered in past episodes. 

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Dec 03 2019

49mins

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Episode 152: Fugitives from Justice: Ruth Eisemann-Schier

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In this last episode about fugitives on the run from the law I tell you the story of the very first woman ever to make the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List.  Ruth Eisemann-Schier, along with her boyfriend, Gary Krist, carried out a bizarre kidnapping plot in 1968.  

Resources:

"Femmes Fatals: The Ten Women on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List" by Anna Hopkins for DailyMail.com, Sep 11, 2017. 

"A kidnapping with Deltona ties gripped the nation 50 years ago" by Tony Holt for The Daytona Beach News Journal, Dec 20, 2017. 

Krist v. The State of Georgia, Appeal Record, Dec 3, 1970. Retrieved online at www.Cite.Case.Law

"Gary Krist: The Einstein of Crime" by David Krajicek for www.TruTV.com

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Music Credits: 

"On My Way" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Outro Music by Chesare Gray Music

Nov 26 2019

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Introducing Detective Trapp

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Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs -- as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.”

Listen now at www.Wondery.fm/TrappOnceUpon

Nov 19 2019

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Episode 151: Fugitives from Justice: Alex Kelly

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A young man from a wealthy family is accused of committing two rapes while still in high school. Before he could be tried on these charges he'd flee the jurisdiction and disappear for eight years before finally being brought to justice.

Resources: 

"Accused Rapist and His Flight Trouble Darien" by Elizabeth Neuffer for The New York Times, Aug 27, 1987

"From Ski Slopes of Europe to a Rape Trial" by George Judson for The New York Times, Jan 31, 1995. 

"Judgment Days" by Bill Hewitt for People.com, Nov 4, 1996.

"Son of Darien" by Susan Cheever for The New York Times, April 27, 1997. 

Vanity Fair Confidential: Fugitive Son, based on reporting by Jennet Conant for Vanity Fair Magazine, first aired on Jan 24, 2017. 

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Nov 19 2019

33mins

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Episode 150: Fugitives from Justice: Nazira Ugalde and Brenda Delgado

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In this episode I’ll share two separate cases of women who became part of a very small and exclusive club - women who made the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List.  

Nazira Ugalde killed for financial gain and flees to South America.  A young woman in Texas, Brenda Delgado, plans the murder of her romantic rival and disappears soon after being questioned by police.  

Resources: 

"New details emerge about Reno 'Black Widow', Behind the Crime Tape Blog, Nov. 27, 2012

"Fugitive Black Widow wanted in ex-husband's 2008 murder arrested i Peru", by Nina Golgowski for New York Daily News, Jun 5, 2014. 

"Mother of Hygenist at center of deadly love triangle sas her daughter is 'not the jealous type'", by Shekhar Bhatia for DailyMail.com, Sep 12, 2015. 

"Duo Behind Killing of Dentist in Murder-for-Hire Plot May be Linked to Drug Cartel", Chicago 5 News, Oct 23, 2015. 

"Brenda Delgado: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know", Heavy.com, Jun 7, 2019. 

"The State of Texas vs Brenda Delgado", Criminal Indictment, October 2, 2018. 

Sponsors: 

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Podcast Recommendations: 

Crime Machine by Jack Luna and Sam Swenson.  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crime-machine/id1484881599

You can now find us on Stitcher Premium! https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/esther-ludlow/once-upon-a-crime 

Nov 12 2019

34mins

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Episode 149: Fugitives from Justice: Jesse James Hollywood

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A small time drug dealer kidnaps a rival's younger brother in order to settle a debt.  The unfolding series of events would become one of California's most bizarre and tragic kidnapping cases on record and would even inspire an award-winning Hollywood movie.  

Resources:

Jesse Katz for Los Angeles Magazine, "The Last Ride of Jesse James Hollywood", February 2002. 

Colby Frazier for Daily Sound, "Hollywood tells his story", June 24, 2009. 

Henry Chu and Solomon Moore for The Los Angeles Times, "Fugitive Kept Low Profile in Quiet Brazilian Beach Town", March 11, 2005. 

Chris Hansen for Dateline, "The Real Story Behind 'Alpha Dog', Jan 15, 2007. 

Tyler Hayden for The Santa Barbara Independent, "Meet Mrs. Jesse James Hollywood", Feb 4, 2014. 

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Solid Gold Pet Food - www.solidgoldpet.com/ONCE for 30% off your first order. 

Music Credits: 

Music from https://filmmusic.io "Floating Cities" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

"Life of Riley" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Nov 05 2019

52mins

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Episode 148: Rocktober: Rock and Roll Haunts

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In this episode I dig into my file of spooky stories to share some haunted happenings in the world of rock and roll.  

#themansionatlaurelcanyon #redhotchilipeppers #slipknot #hauntedhouses #bonscott #joshuatreeinn #halloween #ghoststories 

Resources: 

Corey Taylor, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven (Or How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process), (Da Capo Press, 2013). 

Inside the Laurel Canyon Houdini Estate, www.wildabouthoudini.com, March 30, 2012. 

Funky Monks - Uncut Full Documentary (1st edit uncut w/bonus footage), YouTube, uploaded by MakingMonstersInk, April 10, 2013. https://youtu.be/z0tTJ4SakE0

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Music credits from https://filmmusic.io - License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

"Halloween Theme 1" by Alexander Nakarada (https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/)

"Graveyard Shift" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

"Myst on the Moor" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

"Waltz of Treachery" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

"On My Way" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

"Life of Riley" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

Oct 21 2019

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Episode 147: Rocktober: The Bob Marley Assassination Attempt

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Bob Marley went from singing R&B harmonies in Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica to becoming a pioneer of reggae music, bringing his own blend of reggae, rock and ska music to a global audience. But as a popular figure in Jamaica, he was unwillingly thrust into the country’s political strife.  The situation became so dangerous for Marley that on December 3, 1976, he became a target of assassins. 

Several resources were used in the research for this episode including: 

Chris Salewicz, Bob Marley: The Untold Story, (New York: Faber and Faber), 2010. 

Biolgraphy.com, "Bob Marley", https://www.biography.com/musician/bob-marley

Vivien Goldman, The Guardian, "Dread, beat and blood", July 16, 2006. 

Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "Manufacturing Bob Marley", July 17, 2017

Mike Lanchin, BBC World Service, "I was there when gunmen tried to kill Bob Marley," December 4, 2016. 

Kief Davidson, Remastered: Who Shot the Sheriff?, Netflix, 2015. 

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Music Credits: 

Music from https://filmmusic.io

Sunny Rasta" by Alexander Nakarada (https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

"Stealth Groover" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

"Dub Feral" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Oct 14 2019

46mins

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Episode 146: Rocktober: Altamont, The Rolling Stone and The Hells Angels

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A free concert took place in northern California in December of 1969 featuring The Rolling Stones.  It would descend into chaos due to poor planning, rampant drug use and the ill-advised use of the Hells Angels as concert security.  

Resources:

Joel Selvin, Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day, (New York: Harper Collins), 2016. 

Lester Bangs, Reny Brown, John Burks, Sammy Egan, Michael Goodwin, Geoffrey Link, Greil Marcus, John Morthland, Eugene Schoenfeld, Patrick Thomas, and Langdon Winner, Rolling Stone Magazine, "The Rolling Stones Disaster at Altamont: Let It Bleed," January 21, 1970. 

Albert & David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, Gimme Shelter (1970), http://watchdocumentaries.com/rolling-stones-gimme-shelter/  Note: Meredith Hunter can be seen in the crowd at timestamp 1:18:50. The attack on him begins at 1:23:26.  Sponsors:  Hello Fresh: www.HelloFresh.com/ONCE80 and enter ONCE80 at checkout for $80 off your first month of meal kits. 

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Oct 07 2019

1hr 9mins

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Episode 145: Taunting Terrors: Ruth Finley and The Poet

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A woman begins receiving harassing phone calls and letters from a stalker.  It would take years to discover who the anonymous man was, but when he was finally identified a shocking secret would be revealed. 

Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:

Book: Little Girl Fly Away by Gene Stone

Articles:  

'Poet" makes life a living horror for Wichita Woman by Scott Kraft for AP in the Garden City Telegram, Jan 24, 1980

'Poet' strikes again and Wichita police still baffled by Scott Kraft for AP in Garden City Telegram, Feb 21, 1980

Harassed by an Unknown Author of Vicious Rhymes, Ruth Finley Confronts the Stranger Within Herself by Gene Stone for People Magazine, Sept. 5, 1988

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Sep 30 2019

1hr 3mins

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Episode 144: Taunting Terrors: Susan Jaeger

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A 7-year-old goes missing while on a family camping trip in 1973.  Anonymous calls would be placed demanding a ransom, but, the trail would grow cold until exactly one year later when the kidnapper would call her mother to brag about taking her daughter.  

Several resources were used in the research of this episodes including:

Documentary: The FBI Files, "Dark Woods", Season 5, Episode 13. 

Articles: 

Bible Verse May Have Spurred Meirhofer, The Daily Interlake, October 4, 1974

Small Town Terror by Joseph MacNamara for The New York Daily News, December 22, 1994

The Quality of Mercy by Antoinette Martin for The Detroit Free Press, August 21, 1994

Not Another Victim by Amy Linn for The Missoula Independent, November 5, 2015

Music Credits:  Music from https://filmmusic.io"Floating Cities" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Sep 23 2019

38mins

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Episode 143: Taunting Terrors: Little Gregory and The Crow

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In a small French village, a little boy goes missing and the family receives anonymous letters from a person taking responsibility who is dubbed "The Crow".  This strange case could be considered the Jon Benet Ramsey case of France.  

Several resources were used in the research for this episode including: 

Articles: 

The Long Shadow of the Crow by Scott Kraft for The Los Angeles Times, December 9, 1993

Gregory by Anthony Davis for CrimeMagazine.com, April 30, 2009

The Murder of Little Gregory: The unsolved case that haunted France by John Henley for The Guardian, August 28, 2017

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Sep 16 2019

38mins

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Episode 142: Taunting Terrors: Shari Faye Smith

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A young girl goes missing in South Carolina in 1985.  Soon after, her kidnapper would begin calling her family - but not to make demands for her safe return, but only to cruelly taunt them.  This is the first chapter in the series "Taunting Terrors". 

Several resources were used in the research for this episodes including:

Book: Murder in the Midlands: Larry Gene Bell and the 28 Days of Terror that Shook South Carolina by Rita Y. Shuler

Articles: 

South Carolina serial killer forced girl to write a farewell note and tormented his victims' families after sick spree in mid-80s by Mara Bovsun, New York Daily News, November 15, 2014

Left Behind: Survivors of Capital Crimes Don't want the Victims to be Forgotten by Becky Beane for PFM.org

Court Records: 

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. Larry Gene Bell v. Parker Evatt, Commissioner, South Carolina Department of Corrections, T. Travis Medlock, Attorney General, State of South Carolina, December 18, 1995

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Sep 09 2019

54mins

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Episode 141: Cursed Hollywood: The Poltergeist Curse

Aug 26 2019

50mins

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Episode 140: Cursed Hollywood: The Little Rascals

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From 1922 to the 1940s over 40 child actors would be cast in a popular series of short films and many of them would later fall victim to strange accidents, illnesses, drug addiction, financial hardship, murder and suicide.  This is The Curse of The Little Rascals.

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Several resources were used in the research for this episode including: 

Television Episode: E! True Hollywood Story: Curse of the Little Rascals

Alfalfa's Mysterious Death - www.tvparty.com

Convicted killer of "Little Rascal" dies - AP, The Monitor, McAllen, Texas, July 19, 2014

Aug 19 2019

41mins

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Episode 139: Cursed Hollywood: The Curse of Superman

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Every manifestation of the Man of Steel - comic books, television shows and films - has been marked by bad blood, shattered careers, tragic accidents and even murder.  This is the Curse of Superman. 

Several resources were used in the research for this episode including: 

George Reeves Revealed: An Inside Look at the Life and Tragic Death of Television's First Superman by Ed Gross for CloserWeekly.com, Feb. 27, 2019

Who Killed Superman? TheGuardian.com, Nov. 17, 2006

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Aug 12 2019

52mins

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Episode 138: Cursed Hollywood: Diff'rent Strokes

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Three child actors become stars after being cast in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes in 1978.  But, all three would go on to live troubled adult lives including drug addiction, legal troubles and untimely death. 

These are the stories of Todd Bridges, Dana Plato and Gary Coleman. 

Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:

The Tragic Stars of Different Strokes, People Magazine, March 25, 1991

Gary Coleman dies at 42; child star of hit sitcom Diff'rent Strokes by Dennis McClellan for The Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2010.  

The Overdose Death of Dana Plato by Frank Wilkins for ReelReviews.com

Todd Bridges book: Killing Wills: From Diff'rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted, Simon and Schuster, 2010. 

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Aug 05 2019

47mins

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Episode 137: Deadly Therapy - Susan Polk

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Susan Polk enters into a relationship with her therapist when she is a young girl. Years later, after 20 years of marriage, she will claim she has been abused by her husband for decades.  After he is found dead in their guest house the question would be, was this a case of self-defense or a cold-blooded murder? 

Several resources were used in the research of this case including:

Court record: The People, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. Susan Mae Polk, Defendant and Applellant, Contra Costa County Super. Ct. No. 031668-7, December 13, 2010

Articles:

A California Murder Raises Troubling Issues by Carol Pogash for The New York Times, September 18, 2005

Obituary of Dr. F. Felix Polk, SFGate.com, November 5, 2002. 

Slaying rips apart a family in Orinda by Jason Dearen for Bay Area News Group, October 10, 2005. 

Convicted Orinda killer Susan Polk denied parole, kicked out of hearing midway through by Nate Gartrell for Bay Area News Group, July 17, 2019.  

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Jul 29 2019

39mins

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Episode 136: Deadly Therapy: Terrance Cottrell

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A mother seeks help for her special needs child, but a church prayer service ends tragically.  

Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:

Book:

True Stories of Law and Order by Kevin Dwyer and Jure Fiorillo 

Articles: 

Death by Exorcism by David Krajicek for the New York Daily News, October 8, 2006

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Jul 28 2019

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