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Premium Episode 9: Nina Puganova, Irina Trasyn & Anastasia Mikhailova
As it neared six o’clock on an autumn morning in 1980, Theodosius Glukharev was jolted awake by the sound of his apartment's doorbell. He rose from the bed and headed to the door. No one was there. He poked his head into the hallway, only to find the area empty and quiet. Theodosius looked down and noticed a dark leather briefcase on the ground in front of him. Curious, Theodosius laid it on its side, unclasped its latches, and opened it up. Wedged inside and wrapped in cloth was the head of a woman.  Team: Anonymous Host - narration Holly Boyd - research, writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
32:59
October 01, 2022
Case 225: Raheel Siddiqui
Semper Fidelis - which means ‘Always Faithful’ is the motto of the United States Marine Corps and a nod to the tight-knit culture the corps is known for. At the Parris Island recruit depot in South Carolina, new recruits undergo a gruelling 13-week training program that determines whether they will become Marines. In March 2016, 20-year-old recruit Raheel Siddiqui arrived at the depot for boot camp. A brilliant student who was eager to pursue his dreams while also serving his country, he described the chance to become a Marine as a “golden opportunity”. But when he crossed paths with a drill instructor named Joseph Felix, things went terribly wrong. Team: Anonymous Host - narration Erin Munro - research & writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
01:03:16
September 24, 2022
Q&A with Raquel O’Brien
Raquel O’Brien joins our Anonymous Host for this month's Q&A. Thank you for sending us all of your questions.
26:18
September 21, 2022
Case 224: Evelyn Hartley
On October 24 1953, 15-year-old Evelyn Hartley set out for a babysitting job in her neighbourhood of La Crosse, Wisconsin. When she didn’t call her parents at 8.30 pm as promised, Evelyn’s father raced to the house to check on her. Although the baby she was caring for was fast asleep in her crib, there was blood at the scene and no trace of Evelyn. This was the beginning of one of Wisconsin’s most infamous cases, and it would change an entire community forever. Team: Anonymous Host - narration Erin Munro - research & writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
53:33
September 17, 2022
Behind the Files: Case 217–219
Behind the Files, is a show where the Casefile team discuss the creative process behind Casefile episodes, from the research to the production, and all the interesting details and hiccups in between. We also answer questions from listeners about these cases. In this episode of Behind the Files, the Anonymous Host is joined by Jessica Forsayeth and Erin Munro to discuss the making of: Case 217: Kathleen Marshall Case 218: The Blackout Killers Case 219: Doctor John
23:53
September 12, 2022
Case 223: The Kuřim Case
When Czech Republic man Eduard Trdý inadvertently intercepted the video feed of his neighbour’s security camera in May 2007, he was so alarmed by the footage that he contacted the police. Officers soon arrived at the home of Klara Mauerova, only to make a shocking discovery regarding her two young sons and her recently adopted teenage daughter. As investigators delved further into the case, they discovered a group of offenders who were tied together by a nearly unbelievable web of deceit. Team: Anonymous Host - narration Holly Boyd - research & writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
58:19
September 10, 2022
Case 222: Karina Holmer
In 1996, Karina Holmer left her small Swedish village of Skillingaryd to travel to Boston, Massachusetts. The 19-year-old had plans to work as an au pair with an American family who lived in an affluent neighbourhood called Dover. Karina settled in well with her host family: married couple Frank Rapp and Susan Nichter and their two young children. But just three months after arriving in Dover, Karina suddenly disappeared after a night out with friends... Team: Anonymous Host - narration Jessica Forsayeth - research & writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
45:14
September 10, 2022
Premium Episode 8: Engla Höglund & Pernilla Hellgren
On April 5 2008, 10-year-old Engla Hogland went missing while cycling home from soccer practice near the small Swedish town of Stjärnsund. As news spread, a witness came forward who had captured Engla in a photograph just moments before she disappeared. The image not only revealed an instrumental clue, but also led to the stunning discovery that whoever had taken Engla Hogland was also responsible for the unsolved murder of 31-year-old Pernilla Hellgren in the Swedish city of Falun eight years earlier. Team: Anonymous Host - narration Holly Boyd - research, writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
29:45
September 03, 2022
Case 221: Frank & Carol Hilley
In May 1975 in Anniston, Alabama, 45-year-old Frank Hilley began inexplicably suffering from severe nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps. Just over a week later, he was dead. Soon, his wife Marie Hilley was receiving threatening phone calls, messages and damage to her property. All of a sudden, Marie's teenage daughter Carol began exhibiting the same symptoms as her late father. Team: Anonymous Host - narration Jessica Forsayeth - research & writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
01:07:42
August 27, 2022
Case 220: Hannah Witheridge & David Miller
When the bodies of British tourists 23-year-old Hannah Witheridge and 24-year-old David Miller were found brutally murdered on the remote Thai island of Koh Tao, the police immediately concluded that the killer had to be a foreigner, as a Thai person couldn’t be capable of such brutality. Migrants Wai Phyo and Zaw Lin eventually confessed to the crime after DNA allegedly linked them to the scene, but could the evidence be trusted? As accusations of police corruption and local mafia cover-ups took hold, more suspicious deaths emerged that would earn Koh Tao the undesirable moniker of ‘Death Island.’ Team: Anonymous Host - narration Elsha McGill - research & writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
01:29:10
August 20, 2022
Case 219: Doctor John
Dr John Schneeberger’s charming and gentle manner made him a popular and trusted figure in the tiny Canadian town of Kipling. So when a young woman named Candice accused him of raping her in 1992, most townsfolk were left shocked and found the allegation impossible to believe. Eager to clear his name, Dr Schneeberger willingly sat for a DNA test. When the test came back negative and he was exonerated, people throughout Kipling dismissed the case altogether, secure in their faith that their beloved doctor was an honourable man… Team: Anonymous Host - narration Erin Munro - research & writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
52:52
August 20, 2022
Q&A with Vikki Petraitis
Vikki Petraitis joins our Anonymous Host for this month's Q&A. Thank you for sending us all of your questions.
01:02:44
August 13, 2022
Behind the Files: Case 213–216
Behind the Files, is a show where the Casefile team discuss the creative process behind Casefile episodes, from the research to the production, and all the interesting details and hiccups in between. We also answer questions from listeners about these cases. In this episode of Behind the Files, the Anonymous Host is joined by Jessica Forsayeth, Elsha McGill, Erin Munro and Holly Boyd to discuss the making of: Case 213: The Noordhoek 'Ripper Rapists' Case 214: Kevin Hjalmarsson Case 215: The One-man Crime Wave Case 216: The Itzkovitz Family
24:42
July 30, 2022
Q&A with the Team - July 2022
Join our Anonymous Host for this month's Q&A. Thank you for sending us all of your questions. 
28:18
July 24, 2022
Behind the Files: Case 209–212
Behind the Files, is a show where the Casefile team discuss the creative process behind Casefile episodes, from the research to the production, and all the interesting details and hiccups in between. We also answer questions from listeners about these cases. In this episode of Behind the Files, the Anonymous Host is joined by Jessica Forsayeth, Elsha McGill and Erin Munro to discuss the making of: Case 209: Urban Höglin & Heidi Paakkonen Case 210: Jayna Murray Case 211: Cari Farver Case 212: The Forgotten Cannibal
18:31
July 23, 2022
Premium Episode 7: Sophie Lionnet
When residents of the affluent Southfields area of south-west London notice foul-smelling smoke coming from a home on Wimbledon Park Drive in September 2017, firefighters arrive to make sure the house isn’t in danger. Nothing could prepare them for what they find instead - the burning human remains of French au pair, 21-year-old Sophie Lionnet.  Suspicions are immediately cast on Sophie’s employers, socialite Sabrina Koudier and her long-term partner Ouissem Medouni. But why would the stylish couple want to harm their young nanny? And what does former boy band member, Mark Walton, have to do with it? What emerges is a tale of lies and blackmail so extreme that it beggars belief. Team: Anonymous Host - narration Elsha McGill - research, writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
46:48
July 16, 2022
Case 218: The Blackout Killers (Part 2)
[Part 2 of 2] In Berlin, Germany at the height of World War Two, a man took advantage of the Blackout orders at night to frighten and assault women in an isolated garden colony. Soon, he progressed to attacking and killing women on the S-Bahn train by throwing them from the carriage door while the train was in motion... Team: Anonymous Host - narration Jessica Forsayeth - research & writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
01:17:13
July 09, 2022
Case 218: The Blackout Killers (Part 1)
[Part 1 of 2] At the height of World War Two in London, a serial killer roamed the streets. In just one week in February 1942, he killed four women and attempted to kill others, taking them by surprise at night during the enforced blackout periods. The brutal murders happened in such quick succession that the detectives assigned to the case struggled to keep up with the killer. However, detectives were soon knocking at a Royal Air Force billet. Evidence pointed to a cadet named Gordon Cummins as the serial killer. But was he guilty or had a careless mistake on his part caused unwarranted suspicion? Team: Anonymous Host - narration Jessica Forsayeth - research & writing Mike Migas - production, music Milly Raso - creative direction
01:02:28
July 02, 2022
Case 217: Kathleen Marshall
In March 1998, members of the Cat Protection Society in Brisbane, Australia were shocked at the murder of one of their own, a 52-year-old Veterinarian named Dr Kathleen Marshall. An outspoken crusader for animal rights, Kathleen seemed an unlikely target for such a brutal assault. However, in the course of the investigation, it soon came to light that not all was as it seemed amongst the Cat Protection Society... Team: Anonymous Host - narration Jessica Forsayeth - research & writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
01:08:39
June 25, 2022
Case 216: The Itzkovitz Family
Eliahu Itzkovitz spent much of his childhood confined behind the walls of Romania’s Chișinău Ghetto – a place where he and other Romanian Jews were held prisoner by their government... Team: Anonymous Host - narration Holly Boyd - research & writing  Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
33:03
June 25, 2022
Premium Episode 6: JasonInHell
By late 2016, Jason and Brandi Worley’s marriage was crumbling. Regardless of what happened between them, they promised to always put their two children, Tyler and Charlee, first. Meanwhile, a user going by the name of JasonInHell logged onto Reddit and clicked on a forum titled: relationship_advice. Team: Anonymous Host - narration Milly Raso - research, writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
38:45
June 11, 2022
Q&A with the Team - June 2022
Mike joins our Anonymous Host for this month's Q&A. Thank you for sending us all of your questions.
25:12
June 09, 2022
Behind the Files: Case 205–208
Behind the Files, is a show where the Casefile team discuss the creative process behind Casefile episodes, from the research to the production, and all the interesting details and hiccups in between. We also answer questions from listeners about these cases. In this episode of Behind the Files, the Anonymous Host is joined by Jessica Forsayeth, Elsha McGill and Erin Munro to discuss the making of: Case 205: Bernd Brandes Case 206: Julio & Candra Torres Case 207: Suzanne Armstrong & Susan Bartlett Case 208: John Chau
25:35
June 08, 2022
Case 215: The One-Man Crime Wave
On May 26 1978, four year old Eric Christgen suddenly disappeared while playing in a park in St Joseph, Missouri. The next day, his body was discovered near the Missouri River, sparking a manhunt like the small town had never seen before.  Team: Anonymous Host - narration Jessica Forsayeth - research & writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
01:12:52
June 04, 2022
Case 214: Kevin Hjalmarsson
When the body of four-year-old Kevin Hjalmarsson was found floating on a wooden pallet in Sweden’s Kyrkviken bay, police determined that it wasn’t a tragic drowning, but a cold blooded murder. The only problem was, there was next to no physical evidence, and all police had to go by were the ever-changing statements given by the local children. Team: Anonymous Host - narration Elsha McGill - research, writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
01:18:04
May 28, 2022
Case 213: The Noordhoek 'Ripper Rapists'
It was around 2:30 am on Sunday, December 18 1994, when a group of friends stumbled across the bloody and brutalised body of a young woman, lying in the middle of a road in Gqeberha, South Africa. She was the latest victim of Frans Du Toit and Theuns Kruger; two men who the press would come to dub The Noordhoek ‘Ripper Rapists’. Team: Anonymous Host - narration Erin Munro - research, writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
01:01:10
May 21, 2022
Case 212: The Forgotten Cannibal
On December 21 1924, itinerant beggar, Vincenz Olivier, knocked on the door of an apartment building on the outskirts of Münsterberg in Weimar, Germany. Father Denke, the elderly man who answered the door, gladly offered Vincenz 20 pfennigs to help him write a letter to his brother. Vincenz accepted and was welcomed into Father Denke’s home... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Holly Boyd Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
35:59
May 21, 2022
Premium Episode 5: Franca Viola
In 1963, on the Italian island of Sicily, a wealthy young bachelor named Filippo Melodia began a courtship with a teenager named Franca Viola, much to the displeasure of Franca's father.  Less than three years later, Franca survived a terrifying ordeal, after which both Franca and Filippo had no choice but to leave their fate in the hands of the Sicilian justice system. At the centre of it all were six words and a quiet strength that would change their young lives, and Sicily, forever. Team: Anonymous Host - narration Holly Boyd - research, writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
42:17
May 14, 2022
Case 211: Cari Farver
When Omaha mechanic Dave Kroupa met Cari Farver in late 2012, he thought he’d found the perfect woman. Unfortunately, their relationship soon turned sour and when Dave ended things, Cari began to obsessively stalk him, turning his life into a living nightmare.  ---   Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
01:15:14
May 07, 2022
Q&A with the Team - May 2022
Erin joins our Anonymous Host for this month's Q&A. Thank you for sending us all of your questions. 
28:05
May 05, 2022
Case 210: Jayna Murray
On March 11, 2011, two employees of the Lululemon Athletica yoga store in Bethesda, Maryland fell victim to a brutal attack carried out by two masked men.  30-year-old Jayna Murray was murdered, while 28-year-old Brittany Norwood survived the ordeal which included sexual assault, torture, repeated stabbings and burglary. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
01:04:04
April 30, 2022
Case 209: Urban Höglin & Heidi Paakkonen
When Swedish backpackers Urban Höglin and Heidi Paakkonen go missing during a camping trip around New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula, concerns are quickly raised that the newly engaged couple could have fallen victim to foul play. Worries increase once it’s discovered that convicted killer, David Tamihere, was on the loose in the area at the time, having jumped bail on a rape charge. ---   Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
01:24:42
April 23, 2022
Case 208: John Chau
Mission work has been part of Christianity since its inception. Verses in the Gospel of Matthew quote Jesus Christ as telling his apostles to make “disciples of all nations”. These passages are known as the “Great Commission” and have led some Christians to believe they must save souls through conversion. In 2018, American missionary John Chau sailed out to North Sentinel, a forested island off the coast of India. He intended to spread the word of God to the Sentinelese, a small population of indigenous people considered the most remote tribe in the world. Yet, the Sentinelese have made it very clear to outsiders that they desire isolation above all else. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
34:01
April 23, 2022
Behind the Files: Case 201–204
Behind the Files, is a show where the Casefile team discuss the creative process behind Casefile episodes, from the research to the production, and all the interesting details and hiccups in between. We also answer questions from listeners about these cases.  In this episode of Behind the Files, the Anonymous Host is joined by Jessica Forsayeth, Elsha McGill and Erin Munro to discuss the making of: Case 201: Janet Chandler Case 202: Moira Anderson Case 203: Bob Chappell Case 204: The Glendale Train Crash
25:39
April 20, 2022
Premium Episode 4: Rubí Frayre & Marisela Escobedo
On Sunday, December 12 2010, 52-year-old Marisela Escobedo stood in Chihuahua City’s main square, Plaza Hidalgo, surrounded by news camera crews and reporters. In view of the Government Palace, where the executive offices of the state governor were housed, Marisela faced a bombardment of questions.  Team: Anonymous Host - narration Holly Boyd - research, writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
36:54
April 16, 2022
Case 207: Suzanne Armstrong & Susan Bartlett
In early January 1977, residents of Easey Street in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of Collingwood noticed they hadn’t seen the tenants at number 147 for several days. Close friends Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett had recently moved in and made a good first impression, but now something didn’t seem right... ---   Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
01:12:50
April 09, 2022
Case 206: Julio & Candra Torres
On Tuesday, July 27 1976, 16-year-old Candra Torres and a man named Tom Brown showed up in an Oregon sheriff’s department to report a terrible incident. Candra’s husband, 21-year-old Julio Torres, had been accidentally shot and killed while the three were on a camping trip deep in Mount Hood National Forest... ---   Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
01:01:00
April 02, 2022
Case 205: Bernd Brandes
On March 9 2001, 43-year-old Bernd Brandes disappeared from his home in Berlin, Germany. The well respected and highly intelligent computer engineer’s absence was extremely out of character for those who knew him but investigations into his whereabouts proved unsuccessful. ---   Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
01:08:26
March 26, 2022
Case 204: The Glendale Train Crash
On January 26 2005, 25-year-old Juan Alvarez parked his car on a railway line in Glendale, Los Angeles, causing an explosive train crash that killed and injured dozens of commuters. Alvarez, plagued by family troubles and a difficult past, claimed it was an accident but those who witnessed the crash said otherwise. Was Alvarez an innocent victim or a calculating killer? --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research – Holly Boyd Writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
39:23
March 26, 2022
Premium Episode 3: El Mataviejitas
It was the evening of Tuesday, January 24, 2006, and Mexico City’s Arena Coliseo was alive with the thunderous cheers of a 5000 strong crowd. The venue was hosting Lucha Libre, a traditional form of professional freestyle wrestling celebrated for its high energy and dramatics. --- Please read: Premium episodes will be made available to the general audience in the future, as we don’t want to keep cases permanently behind a paywall. But Premium subscribers will receive them first. Team: Anonymous Host - narration Holly Boyd - research, writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
34:07
March 19, 2022
Q&A with the Team - March 2022
Jess joins our Anonymous Host for this month's Q&A. Thank you for sending us all of your questions.
26:07
March 17, 2022
Behind the Files: The Zodiac
Behind the Files, is a show where the Casefile team discuss the creative process behind Casefile episodes, from the research to the production, and all the interesting details and hiccups in between. We also answer questions from listeners about these cases.  In this episode of Behind the Files, the Anonymous Host is joined by Jessica Forsayeth, Elsha McGill and Erin Munro to discuss the making of Case 200: The Zodiac.
33:15
March 16, 2022
Case 203: Bob Chappell
On January 26 2009, defacto couple Bob Chappell and Sue Neill-Fraser spent the public holiday working on their yacht, The Four Winds, in Tasmania’s Sandy Bay. After finding yet another issue, Bob decided to stay on board overnight to continue working on the repairs. The following morning, Sue received an alarming phone call from the police - The Four Winds was sinking and Bob was nowhere to be found. --- Team: Narration – Anonymous Host Research – Jessica Forsayeth Writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly Raso Production & music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
01:51:15
March 12, 2022
Case 202: Moira Anderson
On Saturday, February 23 1957, 11-year-old Moira Anderson set out in a blizzard to run a quick errand. When she failed to return home, locals in her hometown of Coatbridge, Scotland began searching the area for any sign of her. But Moira was never found and with few leads, the investigation into her disappearance quickly faltered. --- Team: Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production & music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
01:12:11
March 04, 2022
Case 201: Janet Chandler
When 22-year-old Janet Chandler is abducted while working the night shift at the Blue Mill Inn on January 31 1979, her disappearance appears to be part of a robbery. However, when Janet’s body is found in a snowbank the following morning, it raises more questions than answers.  --- Team: Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly Raso Production & music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
01:15:18
February 26, 2022
Case 200: The Zodiac (Part 4)
[Part 4 of 4] On March 22 1970, 22-year-old Kathleen Johns suffered a terrifying encounter when her car broke down on a California highway. Was it possible she’d encountered the Zodiac Killer? --- Team: Narration – Anonymous Host Research – Jess Forsayeth and Milly Raso Writing –  Elsha McGill, Erin Munro, Milly Raso and Jess Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production & music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-200-the-zodiac-part-4
01:56:20
February 19, 2022
Case 200: The Zodiac (Part 3)
[Part 3 of 4] On September 27 1969, friends Cecelia Shepard and Bryan Hartnell were relaxing at Lake Berryessa, California, when their afternoon was suddenly interrupted by the arrival of a menacing figure. His face was concealed by a black hood, painted with a crosshair symbol. --- Team: Narration – Anonymous Host Research – Jess Forsayeth and Milly Raso Writing –  Elsha McGill, Erin Munro, Milly Raso and Jess Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production & music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
01:09:17
February 12, 2022
Case 200: The Zodiac (Part 2)
[Part 2 of 4] On December 20 1968, teenagers David Faraday and Betty Lou Jensen were gunned down in the middle of the night on a deserted road in Benicia, California. Six months later, another young couple, Darlene Ferrin and Michael Mageau, were shot in a parking lot in nearby Vallejo. When an anonymous caller informed the police that he’d committed both attacks, the hunt was on. --- Team: Narration – Anonymous Host Research - Jess Forsayeth and Milly Raso Writing –  Elsha McGill, Erin Munro, Milly Raso and Jess Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production & music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
01:03:03
February 05, 2022
Case 200: The Zodiac (Part 1)
[Part 1 of 4] During the 1960s, California saw a wave of senseless, unsolved slayings. Cab driver Ray Davis was murdered in cold blood after an anonymous killer warned of his intentions. Two young couples – Robert Domingos and Linda Edwards, and Johnny and Joyce Swindle – were gunned down in separate yet similar attacks. Popular college student Cheri Jo Bates was killed after leaving a campus library late at night. Each attack was different, yet there were common threads throughout. Were they the work of multiple culprits – or one of the most notorious serial killers in US history, the Zodiac? --- Team: Narration – Anonymous Host Research - Jess Forsayeth and Milly Raso Writing –  Elsha McGill, Erin Munro, Milly Raso and Jess Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production & music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn
01:11:05
January 29, 2022
Q&A with the team - January 2022
The Casefile team is back to answer your questions in our first Q&A for the year.
30:50
January 29, 2022
Premium Episode 2: Karina Holmer
In 1996, Karina Holmer left her small Swedish village of Skillingaryd to travel to Boston, Massachusetts. The 19-year-old had plans to work as an au pair with an American family who lived in an affluent neighbourhood called Dover. Karina settled in well with her host family: married couple Frank Rapp and Susan Nichter and their two young children. But just three months after arriving in Dover, Karina suddenly disappeared after a night out with friends... Team: Anonymous Host - narration Jessica Forsayeth - research, writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
45:14
January 29, 2022
Premium Episode 1: Dr John
In 1992, newlyweds John and Lisa Schneeberger were living a charmed life together in the small farming community of Kipling, Saskatchewan. John was one of just two doctors in Kipling and every time Lisa went into town, she was stopped in the street by well-meaning locals who told her how lucky she was to be married to “such a wonderful man”. She entirely agreed with them. --- Please note, Premium episodes will be made available to the general audience on the ad-supported feed at some point, as we don’t want to keep cases permanently behind a paywall. But Premium subscribers will receive them first, months in advance. Team: Anonymous Host - narration Erin Munro - research, writing Mike Migas - production, music Andrew D.B. Joslyn - music Milly Raso - creative direction
52:52
January 29, 2022
Behind The Files: Case 193–199
Behind the Files, is a show where the Casefile team discuss the creative process behind Casefile episodes, from the research to the production, and all the interesting details and hiccups in between. We also answer questions from listeners about these cases. This episode of Behind the Files was originally released on Patreon, however, moving forward premium subscribers will be able to ask questions by emailing contact@casefilepodcast.com. In this episode of Behind the Files, the Anonymous Host is joined by Jessica Forsayeth, Elsha McGill and Holly Boyd to discuss the making of: Case 193: Suesan Knorr & Sheila Sanders Case 194: Lake Bodom Case 195: The Costa Mesa Murders Case 196: Boy A Case 197: The Austrian Ripper Case 198: Tami Reay Case 199: Truro
32:46
January 29, 2022
Case 199: Truro
During the summer of 1976 and 1977, seven young women mysteriously disappeared from the streets of Adelaide. Veronica Knight, Sylvia Pittman, Julie Mykyta, Connie Iordanides, Vicki Howell, Tania Kenny, and Deborah Lamb were all last seen near main roads or waiting at bus stops. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-199-truro
01:56:49
January 28, 2022
Case 198: Tami Reay
When Kmart employee Tami Reay failed to show up at work in Pierre, South Dakota on the morning of Wednesday, February 8 2006, her co-worker Brian Clark called the police to report her missing. Brian had reason to suspect that Tami might have fallen victim of foul play. He and Tami had been having an affair, and her husband had just found out. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-198-tami-reay
01:04:19
January 28, 2022
Case 197: The Austrian Ripper
In 1974, a young woman named Margaret Schafer disappeared from her hometown of Ewersbach, Germany. She was taken to deserted woodlands and strangled to death. It wasn’t long before a suspect was apprehended and the young man, Jack Unterweger, was found guilty of her murder. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Editing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-197-the-austrian-ripper
01:19:06
January 28, 2022
Case 196: Boy A
*** Warning: This case involves a child victim *** In March 1997, residents of the city of Kobe, Japan were horrified when dead and mutilated cats began appearing at random along sidewalks. The public’s horror intensified when two children in the area – Ayaka Yamashita and Jun Hase were savagely murdered within a few months of each other... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-196-boy-a
30:32
January 28, 2022
Case 195: The Costa Mesa Murders
On the evening of May 22 2010, Steve Herr drove over to his son Sam’s apartment in Costa Mesa, California. The 26-year-old college student was supposed to be spending the weekend with his parents but when he never showed up, Steve decided to check on him... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-195-the-costa-mesa-murders
01:22:27
January 28, 2022
Case 194: Lake Bodom
Saturday, June 4 1960 seemed like the beginning of an idyllic summer break for Finnish teenagers, Nils Gustafsson, Seppo Boisman, Maila Irmeli Björklund and Anja Tuulikki Mäki. The four friends had decided to go camping at Lake Bodom, a picturesque region not far from their homes in Helsinki... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Holly Boyd Editing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-194-lake-bodom
01:08:07
January 28, 2022
Case 193: Suesan Knorr & Sheila Sanders
On July 17, 1984, a deceased female was located in a deserted area near Lake Tahoe, California. Investigators were stumped as to her identity or her killer, who had horrifically murdered her by setting her alight... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-193-suesan-knorr-sheila-sanders
01:18:07
January 28, 2022
Case 192: The Sodder Children
On Christmas Eve 1945, while most citizens of the town of Fayetteville, West Virginia celebrated the end of World War Two, Italian immigrants - George and Jennie Sodder watched their house go up in flames... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-192-the-sodder-children
46:07
January 28, 2022
Case 191: Sheree Beasley
Melbourne psychotherapist Margaret Hobbs was used to dealing with sex offenders. Many of her clients were men who had been referred to her through the court system after committing terrible crimes... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-191-sheree-beasley
01:25:56
January 28, 2022
Case 190: The Butcher Baker (Part 2)
[Part 2 of 2] In June 1983, Cindy Paulson ran out onto a highway in Anchorage, barefoot and handcuffed. She was the prized prey of a prolific serial killer who was plaguing the region and had escaped his plans to hunt her down in the Alaskan wilderness – something he had done with many other women... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro and Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso Production & music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit https://casefilepodcast.com/case-190-the-butcher-baker-part-2
01:03:53
January 28, 2022
Case 190: The Butcher Baker (Part 1)
[Part 1 of 2] During the 1970s and ’80s, a predator was stalking the streets of Anchorage, Alaska. By day, he was a respectable family man who ran his own business. But at night, he would prowl Anchorage’s infamous Tenderloin District, looking for vulnerable or destitute women... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro and Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso Production & music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit https://casefilepodcast.com/case-190-the-butcher-baker-part-1
01:04:43
January 28, 2022
Case 189: JoAnne Chambers
When JoAnne Chambers was hired to teach at Coolbaugh Learning Centre in Pennsylvania she arrived with glowing reviews from her former school. So when an anonymous harasser began targeting the popular school teacher, she was left stunned... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-189-joanne-chambers
29:43
January 28, 2022
Case 188: Robert Wone
On August 2 2006, 32-year-old lawyer Robert Wone knocked off after a long day at his office in Washington DC. To save making the journey home so late at night, he arranged to stay at a friend’s house... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-188-robert-wone
01:16:49
January 28, 2022
Case 187: Peter & Joan Porco
In the early hours of Monday, November 15 2004, husband and wife Peter and Joan Porco were savagely attacked with an axe while they slept... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-187-peter-joan-porco
01:04:29
January 28, 2022
Case 186: The Bowraville Murders
When 16-year-old Colleen Walker suddenly vanished from the New South Wales town of Bowraville in September 1990, her family and friends knew something was terribly wrong. But local police dismissed their concerns, suggesting that the Indigenous teenager had simply “gone walkabout”... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-186-the-bowraville-murders
01:24:02
January 28, 2022
Case 185: Kim Chol
When Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong were offered the chance to star on a prank show that aired on YouTube, the young women thought it was the opportunity of a lifetime. All they had to do was approach strangers on the street and rub oil on their faces... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-185-kim-chol
38:58
January 28, 2022
Case 184: Gay Gibson
Early on the morning of October 18 1947, a stewardess working on the ocean liner Durban Castle discovered something strange. The cabin belonging to an actress named Gay Gibson was empty... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-184-gay-gibson
01:05:45
January 28, 2022
Case 183: The MacKenzie Family
Karen MacKenzie resided in Greenough with her three children - Daniel, Amara, and Katrina. The 31-year-old single mother had recently gotten together enough money to rent a small house on the rural outskirts of town... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-183-the-mackenzie-family
58:20
January 28, 2022
Case 182: Freda Burnell & Florence Little
On February 5 1921, eight-year-old Freda Burnell went missing in the small coal-mining town of Abertillery, Wales. The unusual disappearance reached a tragic conclusion when her bound and beaten body was found dumped inside a sack in an alleyway... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-182-freda-burnell-florence-little
52:18
January 28, 2022
Case 181: The Vampire of Nuremberg
During the early ’70s, cemeteries and mortuaries throughout Germany were targeted by a particularly disturbing grave robber. Not only did he steal the personal belongings of the dead, but he also exhumed, mutilated, molested, and gnawed upon the bodies... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-181-the-vampire-of-nuremberg
32:30
January 28, 2022
Case 180: Bill Payne & Billie-Jean Hayworth
“This is going to be the stupidest thing you’ve ever heard. This is going to be the craziest thing you’ve ever heard. There is nothing in your lives or background that has prepared you to understand the Potter family. You have never seen anybody like them.” --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Eileen Ormsby Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-180-bill-payne-billie-jean-hayworth
01:27:27
January 28, 2022
Case 179: Christie Marceau
On the morning of September 6 2011, Auckland teenager Christie Marceau was woken by a troubling phone call from an acquaintance named Akshay Chand. The two 18-year-olds had previously worked together at a supermarket, and Chand was now threatening to take his own life. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-179-christie-marceau
01:12:08
January 28, 2022
Case 178: The Woman Without a Face
Between 1993 and 2009, DNA discovered at 40 crime scenes across Germany, Austria, and France were linked to an unknown woman of eastern European descent. Dubbed ‘The Woman Without a Face’, her crimes ranged from petty theft to murder. After her DNA was linked to the murder of Heilbronn police officer, Michele Kiesewetter, the suspect was renamed ‘The Phantom of Heilbronn’. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research – Holly Boyd Writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-178-the-woman-without-a-face
01:01:23
January 28, 2022
Case 177: 657 Boulevard
Married couple Derek and Maria Broaddus were house hunting when a property in the affluent neighbourhood of Westfield, New Jersey immediately caught their attention. 657 Boulevard was a striking six bedroom, four bathroom Dutch Colonial style home that was the perfect place to raise their family – or so they thought. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-177-657-boulevard
30:36
January 28, 2022
Case 176: Yingying Zhang
On June 9 2017, Yingying Zhang vanished on her way to an appointment in Urbana, Illinois. The Chinese visiting scholar missed her bus and after she failed to return to work that day, her colleagues quickly raised the alarm... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-176-yingying-zhang
01:10:40
January 28, 2022
Case 175: Gail & Rick Brink
When newlyweds Gail and Rick Brink failed to show up to their respective jobs on the morning of November 23 1987, the alarm was immediately raised. The couple’s bodies were discovered at the ranch house they had only just purchased. Both had been shot multiple times in the head, execution-style. The slayings shocked the quiet community of Holland, Michigan, and everyone had a theory as to what might have happened. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-175-gail-rick-brink
01:13:21
January 28, 2022
Case 174: Vicki Arnold & Julie-Anne Leahy
One cold winter night in 1991, best friends Vicki Arnold and Julie-Anne Leahy vanished from their town of Atherton, Queensland. The two women had left for a late-night fishing trip but never came home. Two weeks later, their bodies were found in Julie-Anne’s car on a remote bushland track, in the opposite direction from where they’d been headed.  --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn With special thanks to Vanessa Stewart and Robert Reid For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-174-vicki-arnold-and-julie-anne-leahy
01:50:32
January 28, 2022
Case 173: Rocio Wanninkhof & Sonia Carabantes
When 19-year-old Rocio Wanninkhof failed to return home after a night out with friends, her mother Alicia was immediately worried. The family lived in the small town of La Cala de Mijas, Spain – where teenagers felt safe going out alone. Alicia’s concern quickly turned to distress when she discovered Rocio’s shoes lying abandoned in a clearing near their home, alongside a pool of blood. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Victoria Dieffenbacher Editing – Erin Munro Additional writing & editing – Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-173-rocio-wanninkhof-sonia-carabantes
01:35:41
January 28, 2022
Case 172: Michael Gregsten & Valerie Storie
In August 1961, Michael Gregsten and Valerie Storie were sitting in their car in Dorney Reach, UK when an intruder forced his way into the backseat brandishing a gun. After driving them around the English countryside for hours, the intruder shot both Michael and Valerie, leaving them on the side of the road at a location known as Deadman’s Hill. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-172-michael-gregsten-valerie-storie
01:30:40
January 28, 2022
Case 171: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis
On August 19 1988, two armed offenders entered a branch of the Deutsche Bank in Gladbeck, West Germany with the intention of holding it up. Hans-Jürgen Rösner and Dieter Degowski planned to steal a large sum of money, then make a quick getaway. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research – Milly Raso and Erin Munro Writing – Erin Munro Special thanks to Stef for her assistance in the creation of this episode Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-171-the-gladbeck-hostage-crisis
01:19:02
January 28, 2022
Case 170: The Caffey Family
On February 29 2008, members of the Caffey Family were sleeping soundly in their Texas home when intruders suddenly stormed in and launched a brutal attack. After setting the house on fire, the intruders fled, unaware that one family member was still alive. Patriarch Terry Caffey emerged from the burning building barely clinging to life, his body riddled with bullet wounds. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research and writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-170-the-caffey-family
01:02:21
January 28, 2022
Case 169: Corinna Mullen
On October 2 1987, a council employee in Central City, Kentucky called police after finding an abandoned, blood-smeared Pontiac outside his workplace. When Lieutenant Billy Fields arrived at the scene, he found the savagely assaulted body of 20-year-old Corinna Mullen in the boot. Corinna hadn’t been seen since the previous night when she’d gone out drinking with her roommate Angela Smith. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research – Holly Boyd Writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-169-corinna-mullen
59:28
January 28, 2022
Case 168: Guðmundur & Geirfinnur Einarsson
In January 1974, 18-year-old Guðmundur Einarsson enjoyed a night out with friends in the town of Hafnarfjordur, Iceland. At the end of the evening, he walked into a wild snowstorm and was never seen again. Ten months later, in November 1974, 32-year-old Geirfinnur Einarsson (no relation) also disappeared from the Icelandic fishing town of Keflavik. In a country with next to no homicide, foul play was considered immediately.  --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research and writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-168-gudmundur-and-geirfinnur-einarsson
01:29:18
January 28, 2022
Case 167: Jai, Tyler & Bailey Farquharson
In Australia, Father’s Day falls on the first Sunday of September and is typically a time for families to gather together and celebrate. But on Father’s Day in 2005, the small Victorian town of Winchelsea was rocked by news that a local man named Robert Farquharson had driven his three young sons – Jai, Tyler and Bailey – into a dam. Robert survived, but all three boys drowned. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research and writing – Erin Munro and Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-167-jai-tyler-bailey-farquharson
01:31:49
January 28, 2022
Case 166: The Family
In 1979, residents of Adelaide were gripped by fear when several young men began to go missing under mysterious circumstances. 17-year-old Alan Barnes, 25-year-old Neil Muir, 14-year-old Peter Stogneff, 18-year-old Mark Langley and 15-year-old Richard Kelvin were later found dumped in the Adelaide Hills and surrounds. They had been drugged and subject to horrific sexual abuse and torture. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research and writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-166-the-family
01:30:53
January 28, 2022
Case 165: Nicholas Barclay
In 1994, 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay disappeared after playing basketball with his friends in his home town of San Antonio, Texas. Years went by with no sign of him. Just when his family thought all hope was lost, in October 1997 they received a call from a police officer in the Spanish city of Linares. Nicholas had been found wandering the local streets, alive and well. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research and writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-165-nicolas-barclay
01:06:16
January 28, 2022
Case 164: Cindy James
During the 1980s, Canadian nurse Cindy James was tormented by an unknown assailant at her home in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was subject to threatening phone calls, break-ins, arson attacks and even physical assaults. Cindy tried everything to protect herself, from installing an alarm system to moving house, but nothing – not even her policeman roommate – could deter the assailant. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research and writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-164-cindy-james
01:34:37
January 28, 2022
Case 53: The Golden State Killer (Part 6)
[Part 6] This is the final instalment in a Casefile series that was first released in 2017. It covers recent developments in the case and mentions incidents detailed in previous episodes. If you haven’t already, we recommend you go back and listen to the first five parts of Case 53: The East Area Rapist before proceeding with Part Six. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Elsha McGill, Erin Munro and Milly Raso Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-53-the-golden-state-killer-part-6
01:51:53
January 28, 2022
Case 163: Joanne Ratcliffe & Kirste Gordon
On August 25 1973, 12,000 South Australian National Football League spectators packed into Adelaide Oval to watch the North Adelaide Roosters take on the Norwood Redlegs. During the game’s third and penultimate quarter, 11-year-old Joanne Ratcliffe was given permission by her parents to escort 4-year-old Kirste Gordon to the toilet. But the girls never returned. --- Casefile would like to give a special thanks to Suzie Ratcliffe for her assistance with this episode Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-163-joanne-ratcliffe-kirste-gordon
01:16:42
January 28, 2022
Case 162: Lawrence Haggart
In 1995, 15-year-old Scottish schoolboy Lawrence Haggart’s dreams came true when he was signed to join Celtic, an elite Scottish football club. The future looked bright for young Lawrence, until one night in March 1996 when his brother John Haggart awoke to the smell of something burning. He discovered Lawrence downstairs, beaten and set on fire. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Milly Raso, Elsha McGill & Erin Munro Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-162-lawrence-haggart
01:08:36
January 28, 2022
Case 161: The Yosemite Sightseer Murders (Part 2)
[Part 2 of 2] After the decapitated body of 26-year-old naturalist Joie Armstrong is found in Yosemite’s Foresta region, investigators are quick to deny that her murder is linked to that of Carole and Juli Sund and Silvina Pelosso. But when suspicions are cast on a local maintenance worker, the investigation takes a shocking turn. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-161-the-yosemite-sightseer-murders-part-2
55:19
January 28, 2022
Case 161: The Yosemite Sightseer Murders (Part 1)
[Part 1 of 2] Carole Sund and her teenage daughter Juli were excited to take their family friend and Argentinian exchange student, Silvina Pelosso, on a trip to see the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park. But when they fail to arrive at the San Francisco Airport for their scheduled flight home, investigators suspect that the trio might have met with foul play.  --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-161-the-yosemite-sightseer-murders-part-1
01:00:32
January 28, 2022
Case 160: Beverly McGowan
In late July 1990, siblings Steve and Jane McGowan both received a letter in the mail from their sister, 34-year-old Beverly McGowan, advising that she had quit her job and was selling her condo in order to go travelling. This made no sense to Steve and Jane. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-160-beverly-mcgowan
01:05:55
January 28, 2022
Case 159: James Craig Anderson
When 47-year-old Mississippi resident James Craig Anderson realised he’d locked his keys in his car in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 26 2011, he was thankful when a vehicle pulled up offering to help. But it soon became clear that the occupants were anything but good samaritans.  --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-159-james-craig-anderson
01:12:04
January 28, 2022
Case 158: Russell Martin
31-year-old Russell ‘Stabba’ Martin was well known around the small town of Stawell in Victoria’s west. A staple of the local pubs and footy club, it wasn’t unusual for Russell to leave town for days at a time. No matter where he went or why Russell’s journey always led him back home to his wife Helen and their four children.  --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Eileen Ormsby Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-158-russell-martin
59:14
January 28, 2022
Case 157: The Strip Search Scam
** Warning: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence *** The evening of April 9, 2004, started as a regular, uneventful shift for employees at a McDonald’s restaurant in Mount Washington, Kentucky. Until 4:56 PM, when the phone rang and the man on the other line introduced himself as Officer Scott.  --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-157-the-strip-search-scam
01:09:52
January 28, 2022
Case 156: Shergar
In Ireland in 1968, a period known as The Troubles began. Years of extreme protesting and violence culminated in low morale and widespread despair throughout the country, and the economy struggled, resulting in high unemployment rates and mass emigration. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-156-shergar
01:25:54
January 28, 2022
Case 155: Danniella Vian
It wasn’t unusual for 25-year-old Danniella Vian to lose her phone. So when her mother-in-law Julie received a phone call from a stranger saying he had Danniella’s mobile, this wasn’t a cause for concern. The previous day, Danniella had made a highly anticipated car purchase and spent the night out celebrating with friends. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Written by Eileen Ormsby Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-155-danniella-vian
01:22:11
January 28, 2022
Case 154: Steven Stayner
When seven-year-old Steven Stayner fails to return home from school on December 4 1972, life changes irrevocably for the Stayner family. As the years pass by with no sign of their beloved son and brother, they do their best to adjust to life without him. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-154-steven-stayner
02:02:51
January 28, 2022
Case 153: Anni Hindocha
Newlyweds Anni Hindocha and Shrien Dewani were looking forward to celebrating their honeymoon in South Africa. After a traditional wedding in India, they set off for a luxury stay at Kruger National Park before making their way to Cape Town. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-153-anni-hindocha
01:35:15
January 28, 2022
Case 152: Cindy & Mona Lisa Smith
Note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this episode contains the names of people who have passed away. The families of Cindy and Mona Lisa Smith have given Casefile permission to air this content. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-152-cindy-mona-lisa-smith
02:47:11
January 28, 2022
Case 151: Dan O’Connell & James Ellison
Residents of Hudson, Wisconsin are left rattled when funeral director Dan O’Connell and his trainee James Ellison are found shot to death in The O’Connell Family Funeral Home. The two were hardworking men with no known enemies and nothing about their murders seem to add up. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-151-dan-oconnell-james-ellison
01:30:04
January 28, 2022
Case 150: The Murchison Murders
After the Western Australian gold rush of the late 1800s, there was little work available in the isolated Murchison region. Those lucky enough to find jobs were the ones willing to tough it out in the harsh conditions of the small towns and stations along the Rabbit Proof Fence. Due to the transient nature of these communities, it wasn’t unusual for people to leave without ever being heard from again. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-150-the-murchison-murders
01:30:28
January 28, 2022
Case 149: Anan Liu
On the morning of September 15 2007, an elderly couple were walking through Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station when they noticed a young Asian girl standing alone near the escalator. Assuming she was lost, police were quickly notified and attempted to identify the toddler. Unable to verify who she was, they nicknamed her “Pumpkin.” --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-149-anan-liu
01:14:30
January 28, 2022
Case 148: The Miyazawa Family
The Miyazawa’s were a seemingly normal family who lived in a semi-detached, three-storey house in Setagaya’s Kamisoshigaya district. But when their bodies are found brutally slaughtered in their own home, questions begin to emerge as to whether the family could be hiding any secrets. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-148-the-miyazawa-family
01:09:27
January 28, 2022
Case 147: Julie Dart & Stephanie Slater
On July 10 1991, 18-year-old Julie Dart disappeared after a night out in Leeds. Two days later, her boyfriend Dominic Murray received a letter from Julie that read: “Help me, please. I’ve been kidnapped and I’m being held as personal security… Please go and tell my mum straight away.” The following week, a group of farmers working in a field alongside an abandoned railway line come across Julie’s decomposing body. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-147-julie-dart-and-stephanie-slater
02:11:09
January 28, 2022
Case 146: Brittany Phillips
When 18-year-old Brittany Phillips enrolled to study at Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma, she was excited to move into her own apartment. With the help of her mother Maggie Zingman, she soon found the perfect place – a one-bedroom apartment in the Glen Eagles housing complex on East 65th Street. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Written by Jessica Forsayeth Additional writing and editing by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-146-brittany-phillips
53:46
January 28, 2022
Case 145: Michael Dippolito
On the morning of August 5 2009, 26-year-old Dalia Dippolito was working out when she received a voicemail from a detective at the Boynton Beach Police Department. He instructed Dalia to return to her home immediately, saying, “It involves your husband. There’s been an incident. I’ll tell you everything you need to know when you get here.” --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-145-michael-dippolito
01:13:15
January 28, 2022
Case 144: The Muswell Hill Murderer (Part 3)
[Part 3 of 3] As Dennis Nilsen prepares to face trial and the true extent of his murder spree begins to emerge, so many questions remain unanswered. What drove him to kill? Who were his victims? And how did he manage to get away with his crimes for so long? --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode researched by Holly Boyd Episode written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-144-the-muswell-hill-murderer-part-3
01:12:43
January 28, 2022
Case 144: The Muswell Hill Murderer (Part 2)
[Part 2 of 3] By the time Dennis Nilsen moved out of his flat at 195 Melrose Avenue in Cricklewood, he had already taken the lives of twelve victims. Eager to start afresh, he set himself up on the top floor at 23 Cranley Gardens in Muswell Hill and focused on putting the past behind him. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode researched by Holly Boyd Episode written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-144-the-muswell-hill-murderer-part-2
01:09:46
January 28, 2022
Case 144: The Muswell Hill Murderer (Part 1)
[Part 1 of 3] When specialty plumbers arrived to inspect the drains at a property in the north London suburb of Muswell Hill in early February 1983, it seemed like any regular job. Upon closer inspection, they were baffled by the presence of the “porridge-like substance” that appeared to be clogging the drains underneath the house.  --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode researched by Holly Boyd Episode written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-144-the-muswell-hill-murderer-part-1
01:14:08
January 28, 2022
Case 143: Leigh Leigh
Teenagers in the New South Wales town of Stockton Beach were excited as they gathered at the North Stockton Surf Club to celebrate the sixteenth birthday of a schoolmate. 14-year-old  Leigh Leigh promised her parents she’d be waiting at their designated meeting spot in four hours time. When she didn’t arrive, they immediately knew something was wrong. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Eileen Ormsby Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-143-leigh-leigh
01:07:50
January 28, 2022
Case 142: The Churchill Fire
Australia is no stranger to bushfires. But when Victorian Premier John Brumby warned residents that the weather conditions for February 7, 2009, could be “the worst day in the history of the state,” no one could have predicted the damage that lay ahead.  --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Milly Raso Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-142-the-churchill-fire
01:20:44
January 28, 2022
Case 141: Natalee Holloway
18-year-old Natalee Holloway had been looking forward to her senior class trip to Aruba all year. The tropical vacation was a rite of passage for students at Mountain Brook High School, who celebrated their newfound freedom with five days of sightseeing, swimming and bottomless booze in the idyllic Caribbean location.  --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-141-natalee-holloway
02:22:08
January 28, 2022
Case 140: Richmond Hill
Just after midnight on November 10 2012, a loud and frightening sound erupted in the Indianapolis subdivision of Richmond Hill. The force was so powerful that it registered on a regional earthquake sensor and homes were left rattling from the impact. Emergency services raced to the scene but were unable to save the lives of two residents, Dion and Jennifer Longworth.  --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-140-richmond-hill
49:56
January 28, 2022
Case 139: Beryl & Geraldine Evans (Part 2)
[Part 2 of 2] On March 24 1953, a tenant at 10 Rillington Place was renovating their kitchen when they made a shocking discovery. After police arrive at the property, the true extent of the horror becomes clear.  --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-139-beryl-geraldine-evans-part-2
01:24:00
January 28, 2022
Case 139: Beryl & Geraldine Evans (Part 1)
[Part 1 of 2] When newlyweds Beryl and Timothy Evans found out they were expecting their first child, they set about finding a place of their own to live. They soon found a suitable rental property in London’s Notting Hill district, located at 10 Rillington Place. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-139-beryl-geraldine-evans-part-1
01:15:03
January 28, 2022
Case 138: The Batavia
In October of 1628, the newly constructed Batavia embarked on its maiden voyage from the shores of The Netherlands, setting sail for the Dutch East Indies. The 341 individuals on board were oblivious to the fact that the journey would eventually be described as one of the worst horror stories in maritime history. --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-138-the-batavia
01:20:04
January 28, 2022
Case 137: Arlis Perry
19-year-old Arlis Perry took her Christian faith seriously. After fighting with her husband Bruce on the night of October 12 1974, she decided to clear her head by stopping in at the Stanford Memorial Church to pray. When she still hadn’t returned an hour later, Bruce checked the church but the doors we locked. He waited a few more hours before reporting Arlis missing.  --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Written by Elsha McGill Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Additional writing and editing by Milly Raso Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-137-arlis-perry
01:19:06
January 28, 2022
Case 136: Azaria Chamberlain
On August 17 1980, the Chamberlain family were camping at Uluru when Lindy Chamberlain went to put her nine-week-old daughter Azaria to sleep in the tent. Moments later, the other campers heard Lindy cry out, “My God, my God, a dingo has got my baby!” --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode written and by Elsha McGill and Erin Munro Episode researched by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-136-azaria-chamberlain
01:54:59
January 28, 2022
Case 135: The Santa Claus Bank Robbery
On December 23 1927, the streets of Cisco, Texas were full of festive cheer as residents prepared for Christmas. When a man dressed as Santa Clause entered the First National Bank of Cisco, customers chuckled that even Saint Nick had finances to attend to during the holiday season.  --- Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode written and researched by Eileen Ormsby Creative Director: Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-135-the-santa-claus-bank-robbery
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January 28, 2022