Rank #1: Ep57 - The Golden State Killer 1 Year Later
It's hard to believe but it has been a year since the arrest of Joseph J. DeAngelo as the suspected EAR/GSK. I occurred during our long second season of Criminology when we took a deep dive into this case. In this episode, we talk about what has happened in the past year. But, we do so with the help of our friends, some of the people that made Season 2 so great through their interviews. You'll hear from Paul Holes and so many others, including several of the sister-survivors that have been so incredibly brave in telling their stories. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology
Rank #2: S2 Ep1 - The Epicenter of Fear
Criminology is back for Season 2! This season we will doing an in depth look at one of America's most infamous unsolved cases. This predator goes by many names: The East Area Rapist, The Golden State Killer, and the Original Night Stalker. This person is suspected of more than 100 home break ins and burglaries, at least 50 rapes, and a dozen or more murders. We'll be covering the crimes, the victims, and the clues using case documents and firsthand accounts. We talk with the investigators who worked this case back when it started and those who are working it today. We speak to victims who survived this monster and to the family members of victims that lost their lives. Join Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford for episode 1 of Season 2 of Criminology to hear how this tragic tail began. Then buckle in because it is going to take a full season to detail the horrific crimes committed by this prolific serial rapist and murderer. Make sure you subscribe on Itunes or your favorite podcast app so you don't miss a single episode. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An Emash Digital ProductionSupport the show.
Rank #3: S4 Ep4 - April Marie Tinsley
In 1988, 8-year-old April Marie Tinsley was abducted and murdered in her hometown of Fort Wayne Indiana. The senseless murder rocked the entire town of Fort Wayne. Investigators struggled to find April's killer even though he left DNA behind. Her killer would terrorize the town through the years through his writings, some of which he put in the bicycle baskets of little girls. It would be 30 years before investigators, using a combination of DNA and genetic genealogy, would identify the man they believed murdered April. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminologySupport the show.
Rank #4: S4 Ep3 - The Murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg
In 1987, 20-year-old Jay Cook and 18-year-old Tanya Van Cuylenborg were murdered on a trip from Victoria British Columbia to Seattle Washington. Police investigated the case for years but could not solve it. They had DNA evidence but no suspect to match it up to. It wasn't until 2018, with the help of forensic genealogy, that they were able to find out who left that DNA over 30 years ago. You can help support the show by going to patreo.com/criminology Support our sponsors: Madison Reed at madison-reed.com/criminology Winc at winc.com/criminologySupport the show.
Rank #5: S3 Ep1 - Ted Bundy Part1
Theodore Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. He is responsible for murdering more than 30 women and girls in the 1970s. Bundy was charming and handsome, and he used these attributes to his advantage in luring his victims. In this first episode on Ted Bundy, we focus primarily on his childhood and talk about some of the early warning signs that he exhibited. We'll discuss his love life, his relationship with Ann Rule, and his first murder.You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminologySupport the show.
Rank #6: S1 Ep2 - A Killer Deciphered
An unknown killer has attacked two couples in lover's lane situations. 3 of the 4 victims involved died. The 1 surviving victim gave limited details. The killer had initial communications to police taking credit for both attacks. In this episode we focus on additional communications made by the killer. This time the communication goes to various newspapers and includes ciphers that the killer says will reveal his true identity. A third attack on a couple occurs but the location and the MO is somewhat different this time. However, the killer does leave a clue at the scene to let investigators know there is a serial killer on the loose. And soon the killer will give police the name that he wants to be called. Join Mike Ferguson and Mike "Morf" Morford as they walk through the evolution of this infamous serial killer. Dive into the ciphers in detail as well as the 3rd attack. Upcoming episodes will include some great insight by experts. Social Media information: Facebook - Criminology Podcast Twitter - @criminologypod Visit our sponsor Audible at audible.com/criminology to start a 30 day trial and get your first audible book for free. Audible has the best selection of audiobooks! Support the show.
Rank #7: S2 Ep2 - A Victim Speaks Out
In this second episode of season 2 of Criminology you are going to hear from various people associated with this case. Jane Carson Sandler was the 5th victim of the monster and she joins us to talk about her experience and how her life was changed. You'll hear from Carol Daly and Richard Shelby who were some of the original detectives on this case. Their insight into how the investigation was conducted and the effect on the community is very impactful. And of course, we have to continue to go in depth on the crimes committed by the East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer/ Original Night Stalker. As you will hear, his crimes become increasingly vicious and he displays some extremely odd behavior. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology And please help support our sponsor Madison Reed. They are offering our listeners 10% of their first color kit as well as free shipping. Go to madison-reed.com and use the promo code criminology! An Emash Digital ProductionSupport the show.
Rank #8: S2 Ep15 - The Golden State Killer
In this final episode of season 2 we take a look at the background and timeline of the arrested suspect Joseph J. DeAngelo. We have multiple interviews with people who interacted with DeAngelo, one man who worked with him for many years. He sheds insight on the man that he knew and tells stories of DeAngelo through the years. We have a fascinating interview with the Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert. And we unveil the long awaited post-arrest follow up interview with Paul Holes. An Emash Digital ProductionSupport the show.
Rank #9: 02 - Charles Horvath
Charles Horvath went missing in 1989 while backpacking across Canada. His mother, Denise Horvath-Allan, has been searching for him for 29 yearsSupport the show.
Rank #10: Ep42 - Mikelle Biggs
On this first episode of 2019, we're discussing the disappearance of 11-year-old Mikelle Biggs. Mikelle disappeared near her home in Mesa, Arizona 20 years ago. Mikelle's sister Kimber was outside with her that day that she vanished. We'll hear from Kimber in this episode about Mikelle's disappearance and how it affected their entire family. This is a story of bad things can happen in the blink of an eye. When Kimber found her sister Mikelle's bike the wheels were still spinning. The whole city of Mesa jumped in to help look for Mikelle but she couldn't be found. Her parents are convinced that they know who took her and it was someone that, they feel, police should have looked at more closely from the beginning. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology
Rank #11: S2 - Bonus episode - Suspect Arrested
A suspect as been arrested in the EAR/GSK case. We wanted to put out a bonus episode to talk about this unbelievable break in the case. We will cover this in more depth as additional details continue to come out. An Emash Digital ProductionSupport the show.
Rank #12: S1 Ep3 - A Killer Changes His MO
In this episode we pick up the investigation of the Lake Berryessa attack that we covered in episode 2. There are some very good clues found at the crime scene. A murder of a cab driver in San Francisco appears to be random, most likely committed during a robbery. But very quickly the Zodiac resumes his communication with the press. He has a need to take credit for his work and to poke fun at the police. Police will see just how close they were to catching this killer. We're joined in the episode by Dr. Katherine Ramsland who weighs in with her thoughts on Zodiac. Expect to hear more from Dr. Ramsland and other experts in their field as this season of Criminology unfolds. The hunt for the Zodiac is just beginning. Follow us on twitter @criminologypod You can find us on Facebook by searching Criminology Podcast An Emash Digital ProductionSupport the show.
Rank #13: Ep48 - The Delphi Murders
13-year-old Abby Williams and 14-year-old Libby German went missing on February 13, 2017. The two friends were out hiking and their families became worried when they didn't show to be picked up. After an extensive search their bodies were found the very next day. Police recovered evidence from Libby's cell phone and released an image and small snippet of audio that they believe to be the suspect. But so far, this person has not been identified and the case remains unsolved.
Rank #14: S2 Ep3 - A Monster Terrorizes
The story of the East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer continues in this episode 3 of Season 2 of Criminology. The unidentified rapist continues to terrorize women all over Sacramento county. His tactics are brazen and oftentimes bizarre. Join Mike and Morf as we discuss the chronology of this monster, his crimes, the victims, and the effects on the community. We'll hear from the some of the investigators who handled the original case as well as the victims. We will also take a look at some of the news articles from that time period and how the community reacted to these horrible crimes. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology Please help support our sponsor by going to Madison-reed.com/criminology. They are offering our listeners a special deal on their first color kit! An Emash Digital ProductionSupport the show.
Rank #15: Ep54 - The Pocatello Babysitter Murders
Between 1978 and 1983, four teenage girls disappeared from Pocatello, Idaho. All four were later found deceased. There were similarities between the victims aside from their ages and gender. They all attended the same school. All went missing during the summer months, and three of the girls were either babysitting or due to babysit at the time they disappeared. Was this the work of a serial killer or random acts of violence? Join Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford as they discuss the murders of Tina Anderson, Patricia Campbell, Linda Smith and Cindy Bringhurst. There have been a number of other murders around the Pocatello area, some that have received much attention, and those are discussed as well. You can help support the podcast by going to patreon.com/criminology
Rank #16: Ep45 - Jayme Closs
On October 15, 2018, in Barron Wisconsin, the unthinkable happened. An armed intruder entered the home of James and Denise Closs. He murdered James and Denise and kidnapped their daughter, 13-year-old Jayme. The story made headlines around the world. Police led an all-out search for Jayme and the person that abducted her and killed her parents. But, they came up empty. On January 10, 2019, Jayme escaped from her captor, a man she identified as 21-year-old Jake Patterson. Police caught Patterson quickly and he told them the details of what happened in the proceeding three months, beginning with the murder of James and Denise. He also told them his motivations and how he became infatuated with Jayme Closs. The details will both shock and scare you.
Rank #17: S4 Ep7 - Holly Cassano, Michella Welch, and Jennifer Bastian
In this episode, we are profiling more cases solved in 2018 through the use of DNA and genetic genealogy. We discuss the 2009 murder of 22-year-old Holly Cassano in Mahomet, IL. We also discuss two cases somewhat connected in Tacoma Washington. 12-year-old Michella Welch was murdered in March of 1986. 5 months later, 13-year-old Jennifer Bastian was murdered. The murder of Holly Cassano and Michella Welch were solved this year using DNA and genetic genealogy. Jennifer's murder was solved in 2016 but wanted to profile her case because of the strange connection between her murder and that of Michella. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminologySupport the show.
Rank #18: S1 Ep4 - A Killer Takes Credit
In March of 1970 a woman traveling through California with her 10-month old daughter would have a frightening experience. A man would trick her into thinking something was wrong with her car on the highway. The woman and her baby would be luck to escape with their lives. But later she would say that the man she saw that night was the Zodiac. In this episode we dive into the details of this harrowing experience as well as a number of Zodiac communications that come out. Was it really Zodiac who had terrified this woman on the highway? He would later take credit for it as well as a host of other crimes. But all of these crimes were in the news well ahead of his communications. So the question that comes up is whether or not Zodiac is really committing murders or whether he is merely taking credit for those happening around him. Join Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford as they continue to explore the fascinating details of the Zodiac case. An Emash Digital ProductionSupport the show.
Rank #19: S4 Ep8 - Christy Mirack
In this final episode of season 4, we discuss the 1992 murder of 25-year-old school teacher Christy Mirack in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We also examine the investigation and the genetic genealogy that, years later, would help identify her killer. We wrap up the episode by talking about a few other cases that were solved in 2018 using this incredible new technology. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminologySupport the show.
Rank #20: S2 Ep7 - The Air Force Couple
In episode 7, we dive into some additional communication that may be from the East Area Rapist. There is a call we'll play that was made to the Sacramento PD. What may be the first written communication by EAR is sent to multiple outlets. And he continues to call and terrorize his victims. A good lead on this suspect comes into police and they set up a sting operation to nab him. We'll hear from one of the original detectives on how it played out. We also discuss the murders of Brian and Katie Maggiore which may very well be the work of the EAR. We talk with Katie's brother, detectives who worked the case then and now, as well as a witness to the events that took place 41 years ago. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology Help support our sponsor Madison Reed. Go to madison-reed.com and use the promo code criminology. An Emash Digital ProductionSupport the show.