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Today in True Crime

Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new episodes daily.

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August 21, 2019: Mona Lisa Stolen

On August 21, 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia stole the Mona Lisa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19mins

21 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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August 22, 2019: Dorothy Jane Scott

On August 22, 1984, a memorial service was held for unsolved murder victim Dorothy Jane Scott at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20mins

22 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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January 25, 2020: Escaping Ivan Milat

On this day in 1990, hitchhiker Paul Onions narrowly escaped the clutches of Australia’s most notorious serial killer—Ivan Milat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14mins

25 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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August 23, 2019: Henry Lee Lucas

On August 23, 1936, serial killer Henry Lee Lucas was born in Blacksburg, Virginia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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January 24, 2020: Ted Bundy Executed

On this day in 1989, serial killer and rapist Ted Bundy was executed via electric chair in a Florida penitentiary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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October 3, 2019: O. J. Simpson

On this day in 1995, O. J. Simpson was aquitted for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17mins

3 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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January 13, 2020: Abduction of Amber Hagerman

On this day in 1996, 9-year-old Amber Hagerman was abducted from a supermarket parking lot in Arlington, Texas, and murdered. While her killer has never been found, the tragedy of her disappearance sparked the creation of the Amber Alert system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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October 24, 2019: Robert Pickton

Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton, who was convicted of killing six women, was born on this day in 1949. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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January 2, 2020: The Body in the Well

On this day in 1800, the body of 22-year-old Elma Sands was discovered in the Manhattan Well. Elma’s death captured the attention of the city, and led to the first murder trial with a recorded transcript in the USA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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March 14, 2020: Shannon Matthews Discovered Alive

On this day in 2008, 9-year-old Shannon Matthews was discovered in a flat in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England. She had been missing for 24 days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15mins

14 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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January 14, 2020: Lesley Whittle Kidnapped

On this day in 1975, 17-year-old heiress Lesley Whittle was abducted from her home in the village of Highley, England. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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November 13, 2019: The Amityville Murders

On this day in 1974, 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot his mother, father, and four siblings while they slept in their New York home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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October 31, 2019: The Hillside Strangler Strikes

On this day in 1977, the body of 15-year-old Judith Lynn Miller was discovered in a flowerbed in the Los Angeles neighborhood of La Crescenta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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December 12, 2019: Corpsewood Manor Murders

On this day in 1982, 56-year-old Dr. Charles Scudder and his partner, 44-year-old Joseph Odom, were murdered in their house in rural Georgia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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April 16, 2020: The Murder of Kelly Anne Bates

On this day in 1996, James Patterson Smith walked into a police station in Manchester, claiming that his teenage girlfriend drowned in the bathtub. Subsequent investigations showed that the death was far from an accident… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10mins

16 Apr 2020

Rank #15

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March 26, 2020: Rayna Rison Disappears

On this day in 1993, 16-year-old Rayna Rison disappeared after her shift at the local animal hospital. It would take two decades for her murder to be solved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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January 22, 2020: “Mad Bomber” Confesses

On this day in 1957, “Mad Bomber” George Metesky confessed to planting over 30 explosives around New York City. Guest hosted by Sam Dingman from Family Ghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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October 25, 2019: Maury Travis

On this day in 1965, notorious St. Louis-area serial killer Maury Travis was born. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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May 11, 2020: Kim Philby Dies

On this day in 1988, Soviet spy Harold “Kim” Philby died in Moscow, at the age of 76. It was the end of one of the most storied double-agent careers in espionage history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14mins

11 May 2020

Rank #19

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September 25, 2019: The Bricca Family

On this day in 1966, the Bricca family, Linda, Jerry, and their 4-year-old daughter Debbie, were all brutally murdered in their own home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16mins

25 Sep 2019

Rank #20