Rank #1: Episode 117 - The Hello Kitty Murder: Fan Man-Yee
In May 1999 a scared 14 year old girl walked into a Hong Kong police station and told the confused officers that she was being terrorised by a ghost. At first the police didn’t take her seriously, but then she elaborated that the reason this ghost was haunting her, was because she had helped to torture a young woman named Fan Man-yee to death. The girl then led police to a flat in the city, and what they found there shocked even a nation going through an already unbelievably violent decade...
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Oct 24 2019
Rank #2: Episode 77 - Chris Watts: Family Annihilator
In August 2018 Shannan Watts’ body was found buried on a remote oil field in rural Weld County.
In a oil tank nearby were the bodies of her two young daughters; Bella and Celeste.
With only one real suspect who fit the crime, this case left the world asking - what makes a seemingly ordinary man, who appeared to have it all, kill his pregnant wife and children?For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jan 10 2019
Rank #3: Episode 94 - The Murder of Alesha McPhail
In 2018 on the tiny Scottish island of the Isle of Bute, 6 year old Alesha MacPhail vanished from her bed in the middle of the night. The community was left reeling when just a few hours later her body was found. The question that tore though the small town now was who could have done this? And when the truth was revealed it was more shocking than anyone could have imagined.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 16 2019
Rank #4: Episode 116 - Hannah Foster: Followed
For weeks 17 year old Hannah Foster had been experiencing an uneasy feeling; she was sure that a strange man was following her.
Terrifyingly, she wasn’t just imagining things...
And one night, when Hannah was just yards from her front door, she was abducted. 6 days later her body was found.
The stellar police investigation that followed quickly identified a suspect, but unbelievably he had already fled the UK and disappeared to India, a nation of over a billion people. Navigating racial tensions and cross nation cooperation meant that bringing Hannah’s killer to justice was not going to be an easy task.
Oct 17 2019
Rank #5: Episode 31 - The Lady Killer and the Human Pelt
Toxic masculinity, Borderline Personality Disorder and a whole lot of abattoirs. We're off to Australia this week to unravel why Australian big hitter Katherine Knight skinned John Price and hung him up like a pair of curtains.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Feb 01 2018
Rank #6: Episode 6 - The White House Farm Massacre
A secluded farmhouse, religious mania, psychosis and a total bloodbath. Today we attempt to untangle one of the most notorious cases in British history. When five members of the Bamber family were slaughtered in one bloody night - what really happened?
What does the evidence say and why does so much of it seem totally contradictory? We examine the old evidence, the new evidence and even poke around the ‘missing’ evidence to ask if justice has really been served.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Aug 01 2017
Rank #7: Episode 88 - The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam
In March 2013 college student Elisa Lam checked into The Cecil Hotel on LA’s infamous skid row. Soon she started displaying some odd behaviour; some of which was caught on CCTV - this footage then went viral on the internet after Elisa’s body was found 3 weeks later in a water tank on the roof of the hotel. Forums still buzz with theories about what really happened to Elisa.
Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? The paranormal? Or a hit?
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Apr 04 2019
Rank #8: Episode 7 - The Lake Bodom Murders
Four teenagers go camping on the shores of Lake Bodom in Finland. Three are brutally murdered and one survives. Then three confessions, two suicides and a high-profile trial 44 years later - the case still remains unsolved. So today we explore who murdered the Bodom Three? And why? If you think you know this one, think again.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Aug 08 2017
Rank #9: Episode 5 - Bible John
A real mystery for you, as we head to Scotland for the case of Bible John, an unknown serial killer who raped and murdered 3 women between 1968-1969. Apart from their physical similarities and the MO there was one alarming point to note, all the women were menstruating on the nights they were attacked. How did he know? What did it have to do with anything? And crucially, who was he? We have some theories...For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 26 2017
Rank #10: Episode 79 - Incest, Murder, Suicide: Steven & Katie Pladl
To the outside world they looked like a normal couple, but they were anything but “normal”.
Steven Pladl was not only his wife’s lover, but also her biological father - and needless to say this story doesn't end with a happily ever after. In April 2018, less than a year after they were married Pladl shot and killed his daughter/wife Katie, their 7 month old son and Katie's adoptive father - Tony Fusco.
Join the girls this week as they delve into the mysterious world of genetic sexual attraction and the tragedy it brought in this case.
Jan 24 2019
Rank #11: Episode 39 - A Killer in the Family: The Murder of Becky Watts
In 2015, when shy 16 year old Becky Watts suddenly went missing no one could believe it. But tragically within days her dismembered body was found just a mile from her home.
As the true motivations behind the murder were revealed it quickly became clear that someone in the family knew more than they were letting on...
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Mar 29 2018
Rank #12: Episode 62 - The Sims Family Murders
In 1966 Robert, Helen and Joy Sims were murdered in a grim “Strangers” style slaying in their home in Tallahassee, Florida. Nothing was taken from the house, nothing was left behind, there was no sign of forced entry and no one reported seeing anyone suspicious in the area - police were stumped.
But massive overkill on 12 year old Joy Sims suggests that not only was she the intended target, but that this was personal. Join the girls this week as the delve into the coldest of cold cases with a little help from a former attorney closely connected with the Sims case...For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sep 20 2018
Rank #13: Episode 42 - Murder or Suicide: The Mysterious Death of Rebecca Zahau
Rebecca Zahau’s naked body was found hanging in the mansion she shared with her millionaire boyfriend Jonah Shacknai and his son, Max. Just days before Rebecca's apparent suicide she had been babysitting Max when he was fatally injured - had Rebecca taken her own life out of guilt? The evidence suggests otherwise...
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Apr 19 2018
Rank #14: Episode 52 - Cruise Crime: The Disappearance of Amy Bradley
One morning 23 year old Amy Bradley got up, got dressed, grabbed her cigarettes - seemingly went for a walk - and vanished. And what makes this case even stranger is that Amy was on a ship, out at sea on a Caribbean cruise with her family. How does one just disappear from a ship, never to be seen again?For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 27 2018
Rank #15: Episode 90 - Strangers at the Door: The Murder of Kanika Powell
In 2008 28 year old Kanika Powell, an army veteran, experienced a series of odd encounters on her doorstep. Mysterious men in different guises were turning up at her home asking for her by name. Kanika, knowing that something about their behaviour was very wrong, never opened the door. Scared by the strangers she started to take precautions to stay safe, but one day when Kanika returned home she found a man waiting for her.
He killed Kanika and to this day no one has any idea who he was, or why he killed her.
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Apr 18 2019
Rank #16: Bonus - The Deal with the Devil: Karla Homolka & Paul Bernardo
In this very special 'thank you' episode the girls cover the brutal case of the Ken and Barbie killers, a Canadian couple who abducted, viciously raped and murdered multiple women, including Karla's own teenage sister Tammy. After the pair were caught Karla was quick to put the blame solely on Paul but the evidence casts considerable doubt on her claims of helplessnessFor information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 18 2019
Rank #17: Episode 92 - David Parker Ray: Scrap Metal Sex Toys
In this week's episode the girls head to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico to cover the case of arguably the most terrifying offender they have encountered; David Parker Ray aka The Toy-Box Killer. In 1999 a 911 call altered police in Elephant Butte to a naked woman, covered in blood running down the dusty desert streets - she had a dog collar around her neck and a 6 foot metal chain trailing behind her. Upon investigation this small town police team uncovered the truly unbelievably horrors that had been unfolding right under their noses in an innocuous looking trailer behind 513 Bass Road...For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 02 2019
Rank #18: Episode 66 - Little Boy Pot Pie: The Depraved Mind of Nathaniel Bar-Jonah
Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was a terrifyingly single-minded man; his only focus in life was to hunt, rape, torture and kill children. His depravity became clear in early childhood, and due in part to a lack of consequences for his dangerous behaviour, things only escalated. Eventually Bar-Jonah was arrested and what police officers found in his house led to one of the most stomach churning investigations in US history. It appeared that Bar-Jonah had not only been eating his victims but also feeding them to his unsuspecting neighbours.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Oct 18 2018
Rank #19: Episode 101 - Joanna Dennehy: Spree Killer
In this week's episode the girls are off to the ditches of Peterborough to cover the case of spree killer Joanna Dennehy, only the third woman in Britain to ever receive a whole of life sentence. Joanna was just 30 years old when she went on a 14 day killing spree that left 3 men dead, dumped in the ditches in rural Cambridgeshire. They were found covered in stab wounds consistent with a frenzied attack, and placed in humiliating poses - what led such a young woman to kill with such rage?
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Jul 04 2019
Rank #20: Episode 57 - House of Horrors: The Murder of Tia Sharp
12 year old Tia Sharp adored her Grandmother’s partner, Stuart Hazell. He'd been in Tia’s life since she was a baby, and he'd always been her loving “Grandad”. But unbeknownst to anyone in the family Hazell, a man with a dark past, was starting to have sick sexual fantasies about Tia...
One day, out of the blue she vanished and her panic stricken family had no idea that they would eventually find her closer to home than they could ever have imagined.
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Aug 16 2018