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Crime and Conjure

Crime and Conjure

By Crime and Conjure
We conjure the past to explore the horrible truth behind violent crimes. Walk with us through the details of the crime and dive deeper into the people behind and affected by these horrific acts. We leave no stone unturned as we hunt for the truth!
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Kill them with Kindness: The Murder of Cherish Perrywinkle
The act of paying it forward usually consists of buying the person behind you in line a coffee or giving a few bucks to someone in need. Some people abuse this act of good will as a way to lure vulnerable people into a sinister trap. This is a story about one mother who accepted a helping hand that came with fatal consequences.
April 13, 2021
Murder At Sea: The Murder of Kristy Manzanares
Millions of people take cruises to Alaska each year. It's a beautiful State, filled with glaciers, wildlife and the untamed beauty of the "Last Frontier". All from the comfort of a state of the art cruise ship with endless activities to keep the kids out of your hair, what could be better? Unfortunately, for one family, the cruise that should have been the adventure of a lifetime turned into their worst nightmare.
April 6, 2021
The Easter Sunday Massacre : The Murder of the Ruppert Family
Easter is a time of celebration. Most people put on their Sunday best, take the kids Easter egg hunting, and spend the rest of the day with friends and family dying eggs and eating a traditional Easter dinner full of homemade biscuits and roasted ham. For one unlucky family, Easter became a day of devastating betrayal.
April 4, 2021
Closing Time: The Yogurt Shop Murders
High school and after school jobs are meant to be fun. It's the first real adventure in responsibility most teenagers experience. In this case four intelligent and ambitious young women were robbed of all life had to offer in one night of senseless violence. The poorly handled crime scene made catching the real killers nearly impossible. 
March 30, 2021
Presumed Guilty: The Murder of the Camm Family
In this case police focused so narrowly on someone who had once been their brother in arms that even when his innocence was obvious, they just couldn’t see it. David Camm had an airtight alibi and all of the evidence pointed to someone else but that didn't stop him from becoming the #1 suspect in the murder of his family.
March 23, 2021
St Patrick’s Day Mayhem: The Murders of Michael Sarti & Jack Sweeney
Happy St Patrick’s Day! What's not to love about this holiday? Everything is green and Irish themed! There are parades and festivals and of course there is booze. It’s usually a pretty good time. Unfortunately sometimes the alcohol fueled partying takes a turn for the worst.
March 17, 2021
Teenage Love Affair: The Murder of The Caffey Family
As a parent there’s no higher priority than protecting your children from the evil of the world. We often shelter them and do our best to lead them down a better path than we have experienced ourselves. This is a story of a father who was no longer the only adult influencing his rebellious teenager and the daddy’s girl who instantly shattered his world.
March 16, 2021
The Conman Killer: Serial Killer Scott Lee Kimball (Part 2)
This is part two of our deep dive into the little known serial killer Scott Lee Kimball. If you haven't heard part one, check that out first! In this episode we discuss how this monster was finally caught and start to see the true depth of his crimes. 
March 9, 2021
The Conman Killer: Serial Killer Scott Lee Kimball (Part 1)
One man had everyone so charmed that his friends, family and even the FBI refused to believe he could possibly be involved when people around him mysteriously started going missing. His victims were ignored by law enforcement but they had parents who refused to give up on them! This is part one of our deep dive into the little known serial killer Scott Lee Kimball. 
March 2, 2021
Hurricane Harvey: The Murder of Crystal McDowell
You may remember the hurricane that devastated Texas not too long ago in 2017. Hurricane Harvey left people dead, missing, and homeless. As everyone was collecting themselves and focusing on saving lives. One Texan took advantage of this natural disaster to hide his crimes, but little did he know it's not so easy to wash away your troubles.
February 23, 2021
Jealousy At Lover’s Lane: The Murder of Mary Jane Reed & Stanley Skridla
Over 70 years ago a double homicide shook a small town in Illinois. Ever since, that town has been haunted by cover ups, conspiracy and restless spirits. This case may never be officially solved but many are positive that the killer was never a mystery. Can the truth set this town free or are they doomed to live among the dead forever?
February 16, 2021
A Love Worth Dying For: The Lonely Hearts Club
Can you imagine a world without dating apps? There was a time when it wasn’t so easy to find love outside of your social circle. In the 1940's one couple found love through a personal ad and things got dark. Did love drive this couple to insanity or did two disturbed people find each other and unleash their darkest fantasies?
February 14, 2021
The Butcher Baker: Alaska's Biggest Hunt
Alaska is known for its beautiful scenery of mountains, glaciers, and solitude. Not everything is so peaceful about this snowy state though, over 2,000 people go missing without a trace every year there. In the 1970's and into the 1980's a well respected community member took advantage of the remote wilderness to act out his worst desires. In this wild case, join us as the hunter becomes the hunted! 
February 9, 2021
Exorcism of Innocence: The Murder of Charity Miranda-Martin
Mother/Daughter relationships can be complicated but for the Miranda family the mother/daughter dynamic was deadly. Join us as we analyze how witchcraft, possession, curses, and exorcism contributed to the murder of a 17 year old girl. 
February 2, 2021
A Bitter Pill To Swallow: The Tylenol Murders
When you or a loved one is sick, the first thing we do is reach for medication to get immediate relief. What happens when you can’t trust what is in the bottle, even if it’s FDA approved. Today we want to share one of Chicago's biggest drug tampering murders and the one bitter pill that was hard to swallow.
January 12, 2021
Black Widow Debutante: The Murder of John Whipple
In the 1800’s women were expected to depend on and obey their husbands in all things. Men assumed that a woman couldn't possibly concoct a murderous plot and manipulate others to do her bidding. They were sorely mistaken. In our oldest case yet, we explore how the social standards of the 1800's contributed to the murder of at least one innocent man.
January 5, 2021
Not So Innocent After All: The Disappearance of Jamie Bulger
For parents one of our biggest fears is someone taking our child. When we teach our kids about stranger danger we tend to focus on adult predators because we don’t expect other kids to be a threat. What happens when you let your guard down for just a minute? Is it dangerous to assume kids aren't the monsters you need to watch out for? Get ready to hear about Liverpool's youngest convicted criminals.
December 29, 2020
Slay Bells: The Murder of The Lawson Family
Merry Christmas Conjurers! Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year but for some it's not all twinkle lights and packages... Travel back in time with us to the 1920's to hear about one family's Christmas that was not so jolly.
December 25, 2020
Stranger Than Fiction: The Murder of Priscilla and Her Children
It’s often said that truth is stranger than fiction. Burglary, stalking, psychological torture, and in the end, murder. One individual traumatized multiple families, all for fun. Join us as we reveal how the actions taken by this killer prior to the murder is what made this case feel more like a horror movie than real life.
December 22, 2020
The Ice Box Murders: The Chilling Case of Fred and Edwina Rogers
You know that older couple in your neighborhood that seems to always know what's going on with everyone? What if that was all for show and what was happening in their home was something that would give the community absolute chills. This is a story about a family that had so many secrets one was bound to catch up with them eventually. 
December 15, 2020
Finally Put to Rest: The Murder of Louise Pietrewicz
For over 50 years a Long Island family struggled with the mystery of their missing loved one, feeling like no one else cared. A local documentary finally brought this case to light but what they discovered was that the answers had always been there and the police seemed to have been actively covering it up all along.
December 8, 2020
All American Killer: The Murder of the Longo Family
Fathers are given the role of being the backbones of the family. You may have heard of the Watts family story this past year. Well before the Watts Family there was the Longo family. Behind this picture perfect family was something so sinister that no one saw coming.
December 1, 2020
The Thanksgiving Day Massacre: The Murders No One Was Thankful For
Thanksgiving is meant to be a joyous time when families come together and appreciate each other and all the blessings they have. However, a lot of extended families, whether due to religious, political or personality differences, find Thanksgiving more of a battle ground than a peaceful gathering. In this episode we discuss one Florida Thanksgiving battle that got way too real.
November 26, 2020
The Kansas City Collector: The Murder of at Least Six Young Men
Sometimes the quirky, good Samaritan next door is actually the monster you need to watch out for. In the 80’s the people of the Hyde Park neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri never suspected a serial killer was living among them. This story is another prime example that outward appearances rarely show us everything a person is capable of.
November 24, 2020
The Ritual: The Murder of Corriann Cervantes
This story highlights a long abandoned practice the majority of us wouldn’t dare take part in, modern day human sacrifice. Two teenage boys commit horrific acts of violence in an effort to "sell their souls to the devil".  Join us as we dive deeper into what and why these boys did what they did, as well as how it could have been avoided. 
November 17, 2020
House of Horrors: The Abduction and Murder of 6 young women
A sinister and deranged priest holding church service one floor above his own personal dungeon, packed full of chained and tortured women, sounds more like the plot of a Hollywood horror movie than true crime. We assure you, this nightmare could not have been more real for six women in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Forced to do whatever they had to in order to survive, this weeks story is about getting out of the House of Horrors alive.
November 10, 2020
The Case that Stumped England: Bella in the Wych Elm
The forest can be a beautiful and peaceful place. It can also be haunting and full of mystery. There is no place that proves this more than the Hagley Woods of England. This crime is not only unsolved, we don't even know who the victim was. Witchcraft, Nazi spies, magic candles, practical jokes gone wrong; what might have happened to this mysterious woman has no limits. 
November 3, 2020
The Man Who Killed Halloween: The Murder of Timothy O’Bryan
Happy Halloween Conjurers! This bonus episode is a special treat all about Halloween! The only documented case of poisoned Halloween candy took place in Texas in 1974. This murder claws it's way into parent's worst fears even to this day. 
October 31, 2020
When Evil Follows You Home: The Dardeen Family Murders
When the world seems to be going crazy around us we all want to feel like home is a safe sanctuary.  For one Illinois family, home became the scene of their worst nightmare. This is a story of a perfectly unassuming young family, viciously murdered in their own home, for seemingly no reason. Did they have secrets hidden so deep, those closest to them never had a clue or did evil come knocking at their door at random?
October 27, 2020
The Wood Chipper Murder: The Murder of Helle Crafts
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This case while unique in it's own way, is far too common. The escalation from domestic violence to murder can happen in an instant. If you take anything from this case, please know that there is no good reason to stay with an abuser. Abuse, whether verbal or physical is not love.
October 20, 2020
The Forgotten and Ignored: The Murders of Patricia and Hanna
Most know that in America we have a shameful history of mistreating indigenous people. What a lot of people don't realize or would prefer not to think about is how badly Native Americans are still treated today. In this episode we highlight two cases of murdered Native American women, who's cases didn't get the attention they deserved. There are thousands more like this, proving that violence against Native American's is often simply forgotten or ignored.
October 13, 2020
The Freeway Phantom: The Unsolved Murders of Six Black Girls
In the early 70’s a serial killer was stalking the streets of Washington DC looking for beautiful, young, black girls. What is the community supposed to do when no one with power to help seems to care? In this episode we analyze the six still unsolved murders believed to be the work of one horrible killer. We also look at how the cases could have gone differently if the police had taken these murders more seriously.
October 6, 2020
A Case That Shocked The Nation: The Murder of Matthew Shepard
We as humans share one common trait which is the desire to live authentically without judgement. This is a story of a boy who became a man, holding a secret many can relate to. Once Matthew Shepard freed himself to live his truth, his life was violently taken. His murder led to outrage and long over due changes in America. His story is an example of what happens when someone makes the choice that your life is not as valuable as theirs.
September 29, 2020
Unfinished Business: The Murder of Teresita Basa
Ghosts, possession, communicating with the dead. The idea of talking with those who are no longer living has fascinated people for decades. In this episode we discuss the brutal murder of Teresita Basa and the unusual way her case was solved.  This case gives ghost story a whole new meaning. What if the ghost is the one with a story they wish to tell?...
September 22, 2020
Mommy Dearest: The Murder of Devon and Damon Routier
This seemingly perfect, all American family is ripped apart in one horrifying night. Are there darker secrets in this family that no one suspected? Is there something or someone we are missing from this story? Or did the stress of suburban life push this Mom to a breaking point and she needed to find a way out?
September 15, 2020
Love Thy Neighbor: The Disappearances of Ashley & Miranda
When two preteen girls go missing on their way to school, this Oregon community is forced to face a terrifying reality. Is there a monster lurking in the shadows? Or could the monster have been hiding in plain sight all this time, disguised as the odd but harmless neighbor on the corner? 
September 8, 2020
The Illinois Hex Case: The Murder of Joshua Bennett & Attempted Murder of Lindsey Kasinger
Was it jealousy or witchcraft that led a group of friends to attack a sleeping family in the middle of the night late one August? In this week's episode we explore the motives behind the 2005 murder of Joshua Bennett. Who was the real target? Was someone casting hexes in this small Illinois town? What had they done to invoke the wrath of five people they didn’t know?
September 1, 2020
Welcome to Crime & Conjure
This is an introduction to the upcoming Crime & Conjure Podcast! 
August 10, 2020