Rank #1: 40 the most hated woman in America – Susan Smith
October 25, 1994, 23-year-old Susan Smith ran to a house near John D Long Lake in Union, South Carolina. She pounded on the door, calling for help, crying, nearly hysterical. Her babies, she said, her boys age 3 and 14 months, they’d been taken. A call was placed to 9-1-1 and police mobilized. What law enforcement learned over the next nine days was chilling. Susan Smith would finally confess. She had done the unthinkable. Support the show: www.blueapron.com/alreadygone Music Courtesy of Luke Superior
Rank #2: 47 Radtke and Keyes
In 1971 Kathy Radtke and Jack Keyes were young and in love. They crossed paths with a violent, impulsive predator. Contact: Host@Alreadygonepodcast.com Twitter: @Alreadygonepod Music is courtesy of Luke Superior: https://soundcloud.com/lukesuperior Support the show at Blueapron.com/alreadygone Special thanks to the Novi Police Department and retired Novi Detective Jack Grubb for their assistance in researching this case.
Rank #3: 36 The Oakland County Child Killer
Season 3, episode 1 Oakland County, Michigan. Between 1976 and 1977 four children were abducted and murdered. Mark Stebbins, Jill Robinson, Kristine Mihelich and Timothy King. They were held from 3.5 – 19 days. Their deaths were considered the work of a killer or perhaps a team of killers working together. Support the podcast with Blue Apron: http://www.blueapron.com/alreadygone Our music is created by the talented Luke Superior. https://soundcloud.com/lukesuperior
Rank #4: 37 The Oakland County Child Killer Part 2
This is the second episode in a series about the Oakland County Child Killer. Between 1976 and 1977 four children were abducted and murdered. Mark Stebbins, Jill Robinson, Kristine Mihelich and Timothy King. They were held from 3.5 – 19 days. Their deaths were considered the work of a killer or perhaps a team of killers working together. Forty years later and law enforcement is no closer to closing the case. We look at the victims, the crimes, the investigators and the families left behind. Music: Luke Superior https://soundcloud.com/lukesuperior Our sponsor: Blueapron.com/alreadygone
Rank #5: 48 The Michigan Murders
In 1967 a serial killer attacked the first of six victims near the University of Michigan Campus in Ann Arbor. Before Bundy, before Gacy and before the Manson murders, the state and the nation was rocked by this brutal killer. #Michigan, #SerialKiller, #Murder Contact Host@Alreadygonepodcast.com Music courtesy of Luke Superior: https://soundcloud.com/lukesuperior
Rank #6: 79 The Witch of Delray
As the year winds down we perk things up with a True Crime Broad Cast, interviewing Michigan author Karen Dybis about her new book: The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres & Detroit’s Infamous 1930’s Murder Mystery. We also talk history, landmarks and Detroit. I hope you’ll join us. Check out Karen’s Amazon store: http://amzn.to/2AUQjNZ Visit our sponsors: Blueapron.com/Alreadygone for $30 off your first order. Canvaspeople.com use code GONE at checkout for a FREE 11 x 14 canvas, you just pay shipping
Rank #7: 44 The death of Debbie Wolfe
In 1985 Debbie Wolfe was a 28 year old nurse living just outside of Fayetteville North Carolina. She left work on December 26, and headed home to care for her two dogs. She would not be seen alive again. On January 1, 1986 her remains were discovered in a pond near her home. Was her death a terrible accident or did someone get away with murder? Support the show: Blueapron.com/alreadygone Music courtesy of Luke Superior
Rank #8: 77 The Pesce Family Murder
In December of 2002 Marco Pesce was a father of three children and the owner of Italia Jewelers in Livonia Michigan. The night of December 21 two men attacked and robbed the family, leaving five dead and a community in terror. Within days the killers were turned in by their own family members who were horrified at the brutality of the murders. Visit our sponsors: Blueapron.com/alreadygone for $30 off your first order. Canvaspeople.com get a FREE 11×14 canvas print of your favorite photo. You just pay shipping. Use code GONE at checkout. #Murder, #Michigan, #Livonia,
Rank #9: 55 Chelsea Bruck – Missing in Michigan
October 25, 2014. 22 year old Chelsea Bruck attends a huge outdoor Halloween party/concert in a wooded area outside of Monroe, Michigan. Dressed as Poison Ivy in a long plum colored wig, and leaf trimmed green leotard the tall blonde spends the evening at the party with friends. After getting separated from her friends she is trying to find a ride home after 2:00 a.m. The person she accepts a ride from is someone from a nightmare. Chelsea is gone, vanished. The Monroe County Sheriff’s department works the case hard, calling in assistance from dozens of agencies. In spring 2015 pieces of Chelsea’s costume are discovered in Flat Rock Michigan, but no sign of the missing woman. Weeks later her badly decomposed remains are located. In 2016, almost two years after she vanished an arrest is made. 27 year old Daniel Clay, a friend of one of her coworkers, is arrested after his DNA is found on Chelsea’s bloody costume. Visit our sponsor! www.blueapron.com/alreadygone #Missing, #Michigan, #Solved
Rank #10: 32 Who killed me? Holly Branagan Part 2
Part two in a series on the 1979 murder of Holly Branagan. #unsolved #murder #Pennsylvania Read more at www.alreadygonepodcast.com Thanks to our sponsor, Blue Apron. www.blueapron.com/alreadygone for a special offer.
Rank #11: 30 Who killed me? Bill Comeans
The body of 14 year old Bill Comeans was found by the side of the road in 1980. Who attacked him twice previously? Who left a series of threatening notes? Why did the notes start appearing again six months after his death?
Rank #12: 51 Donald Eugene Miller
We wrap up Serial Killer Month with this creepy little man from the Lansing area. While he’s best known as a murderer, it was his assault on two children (12 & 14) that lead to his capture. Miller is up for parole again soon! #Spartans, #Michigan, #SerialKiller, #creep
Rank #13: 16 Tara Grant
In 2007 34 year old Tara Grant walked out on her husband and two children. She would never be seen again. A case that changed her family, and the community forever.
Rank #14: 57 #MissingMarissa
Sixteen year old Marissa Escareno had a good life, she is a pretty girl, in good health. Marissa lives in a loving home, gets good grades. In mid-February of 2017, there was a shift, Marissa wasn’t acting like herself. By March 3, she was gone, disappearing in the middle of the night, leaving behind her cell phone, clothing, cosmetics and ID. In the last 90 days her family has been on a whirlwind. Sporadic calls and online appearances by Marissa raise their hopes, only to have them dashed again when she goes silent. It is her family’s belief that Marissa, who turned 17 on Mother’s Day, is somewhere in the Detroit area. Perhaps mixed up with the wrong crowd, or worse. In this episode I speak with Marissa’s sister, Julia who tells Marissa’s story and shares her family’s experiences in trying to bring their girl home. Visit our sponsor: Casper.com/gone Music courtesy of Luke Superior: https://soundcloud.com/lukesuperior
Rank #15: 59 The Penn State Shooting
In 1996 19 year old Jillian Robbins opened fire on the Penn State University Campus, killing one and injuring herself and another. This is her story. Visit our sponsor: Casper.com use code GONE at check out to save $50 on a mattress purchase. #Aardsma, #Gricar, #Penn State, #Happy Valley, #Murder
Rank #16: 66 Murder at Eastern – The Death of Julia Niswender
In 2012, 23 year old Julia Niswender was chasing her dreams. A student at Eastern Michigan University, her goal was to work as a broadcast journalist. One December evening, someone entered her off campus apartment and murdered her. Her death devastated her mother and twin sister, and the investigation into her murder would tear the family apart. Visit our sponsors – Modcloth.com use code GONE at check out to save 30% on your purchase of $100 or more. Check out the Deliberations podcast. Available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play
Rank #17: 4 Debra Rentschler
It was Christmas Eve 1980 when Debra's body was discovered in front of a business off busy Grand River Avenue in Farmington, Michigan. An egregious error by the medical examiner led to her case stalling then going cold for 36 years. Farmington Public S...
Rank #18: 73 The Murder of Carson McDowell
In 1977 Carson McDowell was a 43 year old married father of two. An executive at General Motors. A family man, friend and neighbor. So why did he end up tortured and murdered by the side of the railroad tracks in Ferndale? Why was his case so hard to solve? Twitter: @Alreadygonepod Email – host@Alreadygonepodcast.com
Rank #19: 27 Four Stories – Missing
We explore four lesser known cases from Michigan of missing persons, including a mother and her young son. #Missing, #unsolved, #women
Rank #20: 25 Deanie Peters – Who killed me?
In February 1981 14 year old Deanie Peters stepped away from her brother’s wrestling match and vanished forever.