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Rank #148 in True Crime category

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What comes to mind when you hear the word “forensics”? For many, the word evokes images of sterile labs and white coats. The reality, however, is quite different.In Shattered Souls veteran forensic investigator Karen Smith opens her detailed and poignant journals from her 11 years as a forensic detective in Jacksonville, Florida. She speaks of trudging through muddy swamps, dangling over crime scenes from a firetruck ladder, and the tremendous emotional toll that the horror of these crimes wreaks on the investigators tasked with solving them. Karen talks about the nightmares, the emotional and often physical pain, the scares, and the breath-holding, white-knuckle moments from the most haunting cases of her career. They’re victims you’ve probably never heard of, but they’re victims that she can never forget. Their stories - and the shattered souls of loved ones they left behind - are at the heart of every episode.Shattered Souls: A Forensic Detective’s Diary is presented by CrimeCon.Music by Sam Johnson

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What comes to mind when you hear the word “forensics”? For many, the word evokes images of sterile labs and white coats. The reality, however, is quite different.In Shattered Souls veteran forensic investigator Karen Smith opens her detailed and poignant journals from her 11 years as a forensic detective in Jacksonville, Florida. She speaks of trudging through muddy swamps, dangling over crime scenes from a firetruck ladder, and the tremendous emotional toll that the horror of these crimes wreaks on the investigators tasked with solving them. Karen talks about the nightmares, the emotional and often physical pain, the scares, and the breath-holding, white-knuckle moments from the most haunting cases of her career. They’re victims you’ve probably never heard of, but they’re victims that she can never forget. Their stories - and the shattered souls of loved ones they left behind - are at the heart of every episode.Shattered Souls: A Forensic Detective’s Diary is presented by CrimeCon.Music by Sam Johnson

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5 star podcast

By Levi Page - May 24 2020
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Karen Smith does a phenomenal job!

Great pocast!

By kayleenrn - May 22 2020
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Glad I found it! Hello from Ormond Beach🌴

iTunes Ratings

3633 Ratings
Average Ratings
2412
505
223
192
301

5 star podcast

By Levi Page - May 24 2020
Read more
Karen Smith does a phenomenal job!

Great pocast!

By kayleenrn - May 22 2020
Read more
Glad I found it! Hello from Ormond Beach🌴
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CrimeCon Presents: Shattered Souls

Latest release on Jul 04, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Shattered Souls: Nightmare

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On a cold and rainy morning in February of 2005, Jacksonville, Florida forensic detective Karen Smith responded to a troubling report of a body discovered in a wooded area. The unidentified young woman was in a puddle of mud at the bottom of an embankment, adjacent to a well-traveled road. Karen and her team faced tough terrain, poor weather, and other daunting challenges before they could even hope to identify the victim. Then Karen discovered the key to this case in the strangest of places. Fifteen years later, the victim continues to visit Karen in her dreams.

May 09 2020

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Rank #2: Thinking Sideways: Maura Murray

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On February 9th, 2004, 21 year old Maura Murray set out on a car trip, telling her employer and professors it was because of a death in the family--a lie that puzzles investigators to this day. Despite many alleged sightings and bad tips, her disappearance has remained a mystery for the past decade. Was this a case of startlingly well planned out foul-play? Did she run away? Is she still alive?

Sep 25 2014

1hr 31mins

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Rank #3: Thinking Sideways: Elisa Lam

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The body of Elisa Lam was discovered in a water tank on the top of the Hotel Cecil in Los Angles on February 19th, 2013. How she got there, why she was there, and what happened to her in the days before her death are still unknown. The only thing that is known for sure is that she was alive on the 1st of February exhibiting unusual behavior. What happened to this girl?

Jan 23 2014

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: Thinking Sideways: Part I of The American Beauty Murder

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The Sideways Gang teams up with our friends at The Minds of Madness to discuss the murder of Greg de Villers.

Oct 16 2018

48mins

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Rank #5: Thinking Sideways: The Jefferson Davis Eight

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Between 2005 and 2009 eight women were murdered, the police investigation has been focused on finding a serial murderer. Writer Ethan Brown reveals disturbing facts that point towards many residents of Jefferson Davis Parish and, even more disturbingly, the local police department.

Jul 03 2014

1hr 49mins

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Rank #6: Thinking Sideways: Michele Miscavige

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The wife of the head of the Church of Scientology disappeared from public in 2007. Since then lots of people have wondered where she was and what happened to her. She could be dead or locked away somewhere. Anyone who knows isn't telling.

Jan 08 2015

1hr 27mins

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Rank #7: Thinking Sideways: Madeleine McCann

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While on holiday with her parents, British 3 year old Madeline McCann disappeared from her bedroom on the night of may 3rd, 2007. The search that ensued has been noted as one of the largest ever, and 8 years later, answers are still as illusive as ever. Was Madeline abducted? Was there an accident? Was her body found in 2013? Is she still alive? These questions have plagued every empathetic soul for years, and will likely continue to do so for years to come.

Mar 26 2015

1hr 17mins

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Rank #8: Thinking Sideways: The disappearance of Rebecca Coriam

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On March 22nd, 2011, Disney Wonder crew member Rebecca Coriam went missing. Disney's handling of the case has been anything but perfect and speculation still swirls around the mysteriously upsetting phone call she had when she was last seen on CCTV.

Jul 14 2016

1hr 17mins

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Rank #9: Thinking Sideways: The death of Morgan Ingram

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20-yr-old Morgan Ingram was stalked and tormented for 4 months until December 2011, when she was found dead of an apparent drug overdose. Police ruled it a suicide, but Morgan's parents say she was murdered.

Jul 21 2016

1hr 29mins

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Rank #10: Thinking Sideways: Long Island Serial Killer

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In 2010 the bodies of four prostitutes were found wrapped in burlap and buried in the brush on Oak Island NY. The next year 6 more sets of remains would be found, most of them believed to also have been prostitutes. Is a single serial killer using Oak Island as a dumping ground? Is it multiple serial killers? Or are they all unrelated?

Sep 29 2016

1hr 35mins

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Rank #11: Thinking Sideways: The disappearance of little Anna Waters

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Anna was 5 years old when she disappeared on a rainy day while playing near the creek behind her house. Though it seems she could have just fallen in and been washed away, divorced parents and stories from her two older brothers seem to suggest something more sinister happened.

Jul 12 2018

57mins

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Rank #12: Thinking Sideways: The Atlanta Ripper

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For two years in the early 20th century, the black community of Atlanta was terrorized by a serial killer whose crimes eerily resembled those of Jack the Ripper. The killer was never caught.

Mar 17 2016

59mins

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Rank #13: Thinking Sideways: Kubrick's The Shining

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Stanley Kubrick produced and directed the iconic film The Shining, released in 1980. Crowds at the time were terrified and/or confused by the film, today it is a classic. But what was really going on with Kubrick's version of the story? There are a host of theories suggesting why Kubrick produced the movie and what it's actually about. And we have an inside scoop.

Aug 13 2015

1hr 34mins

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Rank #14: Thinking Sideways: The Disappearance of Ben McDaniels

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On August 18th 2010 Ben McDaniel dove into the cave in Vortex Spring in Ponce de Leon Florida. He was never seen again and after years of searching the cave no diver has ever found his body. Is his body in the cave... or somewhere else?

May 05 2016

1hr 36mins

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Rank #15: Thinking Sideways: Places You Don't Want To Go

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It's summer and that means that you want to go on vacation. In this episode we tell you about three different places that you don't want to go to on that vacation.

Jul 16 2015

1hr 19mins

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Rank #16: Thinking Sideways: The suspicious death of Jonathan Luna

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Federal prosecutor Jonathan Luna left his office to go on a long solitary midnight drive, and then was discovered dead the following morning, under very suspicious circumstances, many miles from home. What happened to Jonathan Luna?

Jul 19 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #17: Thinking Sideways: The Murder of Martha Moxley

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On the night of October 30, 1975, 15-year-old Martha Moxley was brutally bludgeoned to death in her yard in Greenwich, Connecticut. Despite years of police investigations, and one actual conviction, the identity of Martha's killer is still up for grabs in the minds of many people.

Nov 03 2016

1hr 44mins

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Rank #18: Thinking Sideways: Jack the Ripper

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Jack the Ripper terrorized London in 1888, 5 women are attributed to having died horrifically by his hand but no one is certain if that number is correct. Who was he, why did he do it, and where did he go? These are questions that have plagued everyone who has looked into this mystery for the last 120 years.

Oct 30 2014

2hr 2mins

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Rank #19: Thinking Sideways: Lake City Quiet Pills

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In 2009, u/2-6 posted on Reddit that u/ReligionOfPeace had passed away. It was later discovered that u/ReligionOfPeace, aka "Milo" owned the domain for a site called "That Old Guy's Image Hosting". But when another Reddit user innocuously checked the source code of the site, it launched one of Reddit's longest-lived unsolved mysteries.

Dec 03 2015

1hr 28mins

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Rank #20: Thinking Sideways: Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers

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On April 1 of 2014, Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers, young women from the Netherlands took off on an easy day hike in Panama near the town of Boquete. When they missed an appointment on the 2nd with a local guide, he checked with their host family, who had not seen them since the day prior. The girls were never found, save for some bones and a boot, however their backpack was found containing more questions than answers.

Jan 15 2015

1hr 14mins

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