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Criminology

Rank #87 in Society & Culture category

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Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. New episodes come out every Saturday night at 10 PM.

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Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. New episodes come out every Saturday night at 10 PM.

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2399 Ratings
Average Ratings
2150
113
68
30
38

Good show

By Efgyhujjo - Feb 17 2019
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Please look into the kidnap and murder of Amy Mihaljevic in Cleveland. 30 yr old cold case.

Jayme Closs

By Dixie.10 - Jan 27 2019
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Love this. As usual the presentation is spot on.

iTunes Ratings

2399 Ratings
Average Ratings
2150
113
68
30
38

Good show

By Efgyhujjo - Feb 17 2019
Read more

Please look into the kidnap and murder of Amy Mihaljevic in Cleveland. 30 yr old cold case.

Jayme Closs

By Dixie.10 - Jan 27 2019
Read more

Love this. As usual the presentation is spot on.

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Criminology

Rank #87 in Society & Culture category

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Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. New episodes come out every Saturday night at 10 PM.

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of Criminology

Rank #1: S3 Ep1 - Ted Bundy Part1

Aug 05 2018
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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.

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Rank #2: S2 Ep1 - The Epicenter of Fear

Feb 25 2018
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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.

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Rank #3: S1 Ep2 - A Killer Deciphered

Aug 20 2017
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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.

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Rank #4: S3 Ep2 - Ted Bundy Part 2

Aug 12 2018
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Ted Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. In this second episode, we dive further into the murders committed by Bundy and the methods he used to lure his victims. We also discuss his life in politics. As the number of murders and sexual assaults he committed rose, victims came forward with his description. Once that was put out into the public, people who knew Ted Bundy started to come forward to police that he looked very much like the composite sketch. It's just a matter of time before the law catches up to him.Support the show.

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Rank #5: S2 Ep2 - A Victim Speaks Out

Mar 04 2018
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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.

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Rank #6: S4 Ep8 - Christy Mirack

Nov 18 2018
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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.

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Rank #7: S2 Ep15 - The Golden State Killer

Jun 03 2018
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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.

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Rank #8: S1 Ep3 - A Killer Changes His MO

Aug 27 2017
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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.

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Rank #9: S2 - Bonus episode - Suspect Arrested

Apr 26 2018
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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.

Play Now

Rank #10: S3 Ep3 - Ted Bundy Part 3

Aug 19 2018
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Ted Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. In this third episode, we discuss Bundy's murders in Florida including those he committed at the Chi Omega sorority house. We dive into his capture and eventual execution. Bundy gave a number of interviews before he was executed and these allow us to analyze him, or do they? Who was the true Ted Bundy behind the mask, showing people what they wanted to see, and telling them what they wanted to hear?Support the show.

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Rank #11: S2 Ep3 - A Monster Terrorizes

Mar 11 2018
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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.

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Rank #12: S1 Ep4 - A Killer Takes Credit

Sep 03 2017
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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.

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Rank #13: S4 Ep4 - April Marie Tinsley

Oct 21 2018
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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.

Play Now

Rank #14: S2 Ep6 - EAR's Youngest Victim Speaks

Apr 01 2018
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The EAR is still on the loose and terrorizing Sacramento County. But he will move out of his home area and strike fear in Stockton, California.  In this episode we talk to a number of people associated to the case. We speak with Detective Sgt. Ken Clark of the Sacramento County Sheriff's dept as well as Contra County investigator Paul Holes who is currently working the EAR case. But in a very special interview we get to hear from Margaret Wardlow who was the 27th and youngest victim of the East Area Rapist. Margaret tells us about the attack she suffered at the hands of EAR when she was only 13 years old. Her strength, resolve, and fight is amazing. You can help support he show by going to patreon.com/criminology Support our sponsor Madison Reed. Go to madison-reed.com and use the promo code criminology to get 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit.     An Emash Digital ProductionSupport the show.

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Rank #15: S1 Ep5 - The Riverside Connection

Sep 10 2017
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In this episode we talk about the tip which leads Paul Avery down the path of investigating a murder in Riverside which could be connected to Zodiac. If it is, it's very possible that this could be his first murder. In 1966 a college freshman named Cheri Jo Bates was murdered. Join Mike and Morph as they discuss the facts surrounding this murder and the mysterious letter that is sent after it occurs.  Is this the earliest known work of the Zodiac?       An Emash Digital ProductionSupport the show.

Play Now

Rank #1: S3 Ep1 - Ted Bundy Part1

Podcast cover
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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.

Aug 05 2018
59 mins
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Rank #2: S2 Ep1 - The Epicenter of Fear

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Feb 25 2018
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #3: S1 Ep2 - A Killer Deciphered

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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.

Aug 20 2017
54 mins
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Rank #4: S3 Ep2 - Ted Bundy Part 2

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Ted Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. In this second episode, we dive further into the murders committed by Bundy and the methods he used to lure his victims. We also discuss his life in politics. As the number of murders and sexual assaults he committed rose, victims came forward with his description. Once that was put out into the public, people who knew Ted Bundy started to come forward to police that he looked very much like the composite sketch. It's just a matter of time before the law catches up to him.Support the show.

Aug 12 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #5: S2 Ep2 - A Victim Speaks Out

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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.

Mar 04 2018
1 hour 38 mins
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Rank #6: S4 Ep8 - Christy Mirack

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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.

Nov 18 2018
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #7: S2 Ep15 - The Golden State Killer

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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.

Jun 03 2018
1 hour 57 mins
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Rank #8: S1 Ep3 - A Killer Changes His MO

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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.

Aug 27 2017
58 mins
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Rank #9: S2 - Bonus episode - Suspect Arrested

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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.

Apr 26 2018
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #10: S3 Ep3 - Ted Bundy Part 3

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Ted Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. In this third episode, we discuss Bundy's murders in Florida including those he committed at the Chi Omega sorority house. We dive into his capture and eventual execution. Bundy gave a number of interviews before he was executed and these allow us to analyze him, or do they? Who was the true Ted Bundy behind the mask, showing people what they wanted to see, and telling them what they wanted to hear?Support the show.

Aug 19 2018
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #11: S2 Ep3 - A Monster Terrorizes

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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.

Mar 11 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #12: S1 Ep4 - A Killer Takes Credit

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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.

Sep 03 2017
50 mins
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Rank #13: S4 Ep4 - April Marie Tinsley

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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.

Oct 21 2018
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #14: S2 Ep6 - EAR's Youngest Victim Speaks

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The EAR is still on the loose and terrorizing Sacramento County. But he will move out of his home area and strike fear in Stockton, California.  In this episode we talk to a number of people associated to the case. We speak with Detective Sgt. Ken Clark of the Sacramento County Sheriff's dept as well as Contra County investigator Paul Holes who is currently working the EAR case. But in a very special interview we get to hear from Margaret Wardlow who was the 27th and youngest victim of the East Area Rapist. Margaret tells us about the attack she suffered at the hands of EAR when she was only 13 years old. Her strength, resolve, and fight is amazing. You can help support he show by going to patreon.com/criminology Support our sponsor Madison Reed. Go to madison-reed.com and use the promo code criminology to get 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit.     An Emash Digital ProductionSupport the show.

Apr 01 2018
2 hours 4 mins
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Rank #15: S1 Ep5 - The Riverside Connection

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In this episode we talk about the tip which leads Paul Avery down the path of investigating a murder in Riverside which could be connected to Zodiac. If it is, it's very possible that this could be his first murder. In 1966 a college freshman named Cheri Jo Bates was murdered. Join Mike and Morph as they discuss the facts surrounding this murder and the mysterious letter that is sent after it occurs.  Is this the earliest known work of the Zodiac?       An Emash Digital ProductionSupport the show.

Sep 10 2017
41 mins
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