Rank #1: 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?
Rank #2: 16 Tara Grant
Rank #3: 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 Safety believes that the case can be solved, with information from the right person. **early episodes have inconsistent audio quality, you'll find the audio improves dramatically after episode 15**
Rank #4: 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.
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Rank #5: 31 Who killed me? Holly Branagan
Part one of a series on the death of Holly Branagan.
In 1979 17 year old Holly Branagan was stabbed to death in the kitchen of her family home. No one has ever been arrested or charged in her murder.
Thanks to Marissa of The Vanished Podcast @thevanishedpod for suggesting this case. #Murder #Unsolved #Pennsylvania
Rank #6: 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
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Rank #7: 95 Paulson Family Murder
Possibly the most disturbing episode of the show to date. In March of 1982 41 year old Maris “Marty” Karklins entered the Paulson home on a Saturday afternoon. When he left, all five members of the family, Bob, Mary Jane and their three children, Cyndi, Carla and Casey were dead and the house would burn to the ground. A tragedy that rocked their family and the small, western Michigan town they called home.
Karklins would not be captured until July of 1982 when he fatally shot his mother, Milda Karklins in her Grand Rapids home.For more information on mental illness – https://www.nami.org/Find-Support
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Rank #8: 15 Nikki Wells Missing in Michigan
Rank #9: 50 The I-65 killer (Days Inn Murders)
In 1989 Jeanne Gilbert and Mary Gill were murdered the same night, while working the same job at a Days Inn in two different cities. Investigating these brutal killings revealed the work of a serial killer attacking women along the I-65 corridor.
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Rank #10: 32 Who killed me? Holly Branagan Part 2
Rank #11: 98 Murder of Monica Hockey
**This episode contains graphic details relating to murder. Listener discretion advised** The 1979 Murder of Monica Hockey of Clarkston, Michigan. A crime so brutal, so vicious, that lawmakers lobbied to bring the death penalty back to Michigan.
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Rank #12: 5 Vincent Chin
Vincent Chin was the victim of a violent assault in 1982. He would die from his injuries days later. The Asian American Community rose up and demanded justice. **early episodes have inconsistent audio quality, you'll find the audio improves dramatically after episode 15**
Rank #13: 88 Barbara Blackstone
Content warning – murder, sexual assault, harm to animals.
In 1987 Barbara Blackstone was 30 years old, happily married and enjoying a successful career as a high school teacher. Someone snatched her from her home, murdered her and dumped her body in the woods. Also that summer, two other young women were murdered and left in the woods, 18 year old Angela Hackl and 29 year old Linda Nachreiner.
While arrests were made in Hackl and Nachreiner’s cases, no charges were ever brought forward in Blackstone’s case.
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Rank #14: 107 The Murder of Barbara Barnes
On December 7, 1995 13 year old Barbara Barnes left her Euclid St apartment in Steubenville Ohio on her way to school. She never arrived. Her body would be found two months later, 40 miles away in Pennsylvania. Her killer has never been caught. While attention focused on her family, particularly her uncle, Louis Boyce, this episode looks at another suspect, a local man named Richard Kolling. #Ohio #Murder #Unsolved #Steubenville #Teen
Rank #15: 87 Debra Iverson
On a spring day in 1996 Debra Iverson disappeared from Birmingham, Michigan after leaving a doctor’s appointment. Leaving her husband, family and two young sons behind.
When her body was discovered the next morning, strangled in her vehicle in a remote lot near Stoney Creek Metro Park, all eyes turned to her husband. It would be seven months without a single lead before the case broke open.
A young couple, desperate for money kidnapped Iverson, but the money wasn’t enough. Anitra Coomer and McConnell Adams would be sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing her.
#Michigan #Murder #Birmingham
Rank #16: 89 Missing in Michigan: Chris Temple
On Earth Day (April 22) 1990, 17 year old Chris Temple went with friends for a bonfire at Rose Lake Research Area in Bath Township Michigan. Around 9 p.m. Chris walked away from the bonfire, never to be seen again. In the almost 30 years since he vanished, there have been rumors, stories and speculation, but no evidence leading to the whereabouts of Chris Temple.
Rank #17: 111 The Murder of Ally Brueger
On a Sunny day in July 2016, 31 year old Alexandra "Ally" Brueger was out for a 10 mile run in the community near the home she shared with her parents in Rose Township, Michigan. The quiet afternoon was shattered by four blasts from a shotgun, the last shot reaching it's mark, striking Ally Brueger and ending her life. Her case remains unsolved. #Murder #Michigan #Unsolved #Shotgun
Rank #18: 67 The disappearance of Kyron Horman
In June of 2010 seven year old Kyron Horman disappeared from Skyline Elementary in Portland, Oregon.
Despite comprehensive searches of the area, no trace of Kyron was ever discovered.
#missing, #unsolved, #Oregon
Rank #19: 58 Colorado Hammer Murders 1984
During a 12 day period in January of 1984 suburban Denver was rocked by a series of attacks by a hammer wielding home intruder. When his work was done, four were dead, Four more grievously injured and the community was shaken to its core.
Aurora Police have worked this case aggressively, taking advantage of scientific updates to generate leads and find a killer.
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Rank #20: 108 The Murder of Cynthia Miller
August, 1981 27-year-old Cynthia Jane Miller of Beckley West Virginia is shot to death in her home just hours before her wedding. Who murdered her? Why has the case gone unsolved for so long? #Murder #WVa #Mountaineers #Unsolved
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