Rank #1: MurderCast 007: Victoria Cilliers
Wiltshire, England. Easter Sunday, 2015. A holiday observed by Christians, celebrating the resurrection of Christ, three days after his death on the cross. Victoria Cilliers, a 42-year-old army Physio-therapist and mother of two, waits for the signal to jump. Victoria is given the thumbs up. She can’t help but smile, feeling the excitement of the adrenaline rush to come. Victoria leans out into the rushing wind, staring down at the seemingly endless fields and farmland 4,000 feet below her. Letting go of the plane’s wing brace, she lets herself fall, plummeting towards the ground at over 100 miles an hour. The wind howls around Victoria, who is completely unaware that this would would be… her final jump. You are listening to MurderCast.
Rank #2: MurderCast 006: Fort Bragg Murders
Summer, 2002. Fayetteville, North Carolina. As one of the country’s earliest settlements, Fayetteville with a population of just over 200 thousand, has received the All-American City Award three times. The state lies on the eastern coast of the United States, overlooking the vast Atlantic Ocean. Humidity levels are high, and can bring spontaneous thunderstorms and rain showers to the region. But the summer of 2002 would bring a dark and ominous cloud over Fayetteville…one like the city had never seen before…a cloud which remains to this day. In a short, six-week period between June and July, four people are murdered in their bedrooms, leaving authorities scrambling to connect the killings. What is the link between these four murders? You are listening to Murdercast.
Rank #3: MurderCast 005: Martina Posch
Vöcklabruck, Austria. November 12th, 1986. Seventeen-year-old Martina Posch, hurries out the door of her mother’s house to catch the 6:42 AM bus to her job as an office worker at a construction company. Her footsteps disappear into the early morning sounds. Somewhere between her home and the bus stop, only 300 feet away, Martina vanishes. The petite brunette would never be seen alive again. The investigation into Martina Posch’s murder would raise more questions than answers, becoming the longest murder investigation in Upper Austria’s history. You are listening to, Murdercast.
Rank #4: MurderCast 004: Dan Markel
Summer, 2014. On a humid July morning in Tallahassee, University of Florida law professor Dan Markel pulls into the garage of his home after dropping his two children off at school. As he chats with a friend on his cell phone, he notices a car pull in behind him. After some muffled sounds, two gunshots are heard, then the line goes dead…and so does Dan Markel. Who would want to kill this popular and highly-regarded university professor? You are listening to MurderCast.
Rank #5: MurderCast 003: Danny Casolaro
In the early 90s, freelance journalist Danny Casolaro began an investigation for a story he called: The Octopus. His investigation led him to uncover corruption and criminal activity at the highest levels of the U.S. government. Did the tentacles of The Octopus pull him under the murky waters of a conspiracy? You are listening to MurderCast.
Rank #6: MurderCast 002: Brenda Schaefer
A picture is worth a thousand words. But there are no words to describe the fate that befell Brenda Sue Schaefer from Louisville, Kentucky. You are listening to MurderCast.
Rank #7: MurderCast 001: Monika Rizzo
On June 4th, 1997 Police in San Antonio Texas received an anonymous call stating that human remains could be found in the back yard of a home on the 4400 block of Forrest Green. DNA testing revealed that the remains were of four different people. Was there a serial killer on the loose in San Antonio? You are listening to MurderCast.