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Crime Cafe

By Crime Café
Best friends Amber and Coral discuss some of the most interesting and under reported murders and mysteries. Join them for some true crime chat, but don't forget your iced coffee!
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18. Part 1: Soldier Matthew Warren Brown
Soldier Matthew Warren Brown was similar to any other 20 year old. Outgoing, goofy, and good-hearted. Matthew was stationed in Asadabad, Afghanistan when on May 11, 2008 he suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his head- killing him almost instantly. In this episode, we talk about the extreme systemic issues within the military investigative services. This story is chocked full of a super powerful drug ring, questionable investigations, bribery, and lies. Did Matthew Warren Brown suffer so badly that he died by suicide? Or is that just what the US Army wants us to believe? Rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen! Join us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @crimecafepod  Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE  Sources: https://bit.ly/3fDiAeh
01:26:23
May 24, 2021
17. Lady of the Lake: Hallie Illingworth
Today, Amber and Coral discuss the strange and brutal murder of Hallie Illingworth, a mom and waitress at Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park, Washington in 1940. Who killed her? The person she was supposed to trust the most. Although someone answered for this crime, they didn't answer for very long. Join the conversation on our socials, and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen. It really does help us!  Join us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE Sources: https://bit.ly/3hsnL31 https://apple.co/3okm6Ou https://bit.ly/3bvWglt https://bit.ly/3yho0nt https://bit.ly/3tPW3A0 https://bit.ly/3w9V7b5
01:03:43
May 17, 2021
16. Maniacal Father: The Victims of Don Spirit
Today, Amber and Coral tell the frightening and tragic stories of seven victims. Sarah and her children Kaleb, Kylie, Johnathon, Destiny, Brandon, and Alanna were mercilessly killed by their own family member- Sarah's father, Don Spirit in September of 2014. We try our best to break down the murders, the motives, and the tragic stories that led up to their final moments. Mental illness, substance abuse, and trauma are all things we try not to talk about; but, these are the exact things we should be talking about. Join the conversation on our socials, and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen. It really does help us! Join us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline childhelphotline.org and call 1-800-4-A-CHILD US National Domestic Violence Hotline www.thehotline.org and call 1-800-799-SAFE Sources: https://bit.ly/3nX28ct https://bit.ly/2QUH5vf https://nyti.ms/3es8Dkd https://bit.ly/3f6mRGP https://bit.ly/3xQL8cB https://bit.ly/3b8GX24 https://bit.ly/3etjgnd https://bit.ly/3nWn8jq
01:52:47
May 10, 2021
15. “Little Miss Nobody” + New Delphi Murder Update
In today’s episode, we pick apart the extremely underreported case of “Little Miss Nobody”, a little girl found partially buried near a creek bed in Congress, Arizona in 1960. The circumstances of her death are still unknown. And her identity is also unknown. But investigators may have more answers soon due to technological advances. Also in this episode, Amber and Coral address the new “person of interest” in the Delphi Murder investigation, James Chadwell, who may just be the answer to our questions. Listen, rate, and review wherever you listen! And let us know how you feel about this case, it really does help us. Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE Russ' TwitchTv: https://bit.ly/3f4lCI2 Sources: https://bit.ly/3xGMPJl https://bit.ly/3nDZUhY https://bit.ly/3xIxoAg https://bit.ly/3e8UAjp https://bit.ly/3eLu4fa
01:07:28
May 5, 2021
14. Video Game Defense: Leslie "Ace" Mealer, Arnold Strickland, and James Crump
Today, Coral and her husband Russ examine the excruciatingly detailed case of Devin Moore, an 18 year-old boy who savagely killed Leslie "Ace" Mealer, Officer Arnold Strickland, and Corporal James Crump of the Fayette, Alabama Police Department in June of 2003. Devin would eventually be sentenced to death after a hugely sensationalized trial. This case sparked a gigantic conversation: do violent video games make a murderer? Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE Sources: Moral Combat: Why the War on Violent Video Games is Wrong by Patrick M. Markey, PhD and Christopher J. Ferguson, PhD Fayette | Encyclopedia of Alabama https://datacommons.org/place/geoId/0125840 https://bit.ly/3auQ4d2 Moore's confession subject of questions Disorder or dishonest? 2 officers, dispatcher die in Fayette shootings Witnesses recount childhood abuse Moore found guilty TV episode to recall 2003 Fayette murders Judge dismisses juror from case Psychologist Testifies In Devin Moore Trial Suspect described as "troubled child" with history of stealing Devin Moore Appears in Court Jury finds Moore guilty on all counts Judge denies attorney's request to withdraw from Devin Moore case Witness testifies Moore is mentally ill Devin Moore Sentenced To Death Conviction upheld in '03 Fayette slayings https://bit.ly/3sQFvHk Devin Darnell Thompson v. State of Alabama https://bit.ly/3tRfrgP https://bit.ly/3gAN2HQ
01:55:59
April 26, 2021
13. ATL Serial Murders: Calvin Gholston, Tommy Mimms, Karen Pearce, and Dorian Jenkins
Amber and Coral break down and discuss the little talked about Atlanta serial killer, Aeman Presley, who senselessly killed three homeless men and a female hairstylist in 2014. These are the stories of Tommy Mimms, Dorian Jenkins, Karen Pearce, and Calvin Gholston. Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE Sources: Britannica: https://bit.ly/3lBGaKW The First 48: Season 15, Episode 3 https://bit.ly/3gCMzVO https://bit.ly/32N6zwS
35:54
April 5, 2021
BONUS 3: Cautionary Tales
Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod EMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE
01:14:34
March 31, 2021
12. House of Horrors Part 2: Shane Watson and Ron Woodworth
In today’s episode, we are continuing to tell the stories of three victims. Kathy Loreno, Shane Watson, Ron Woodworth, and the Knotek children.  Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod  Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE Best of Georgia Sticker: https://bit.ly/31beFhO Brittany Hammond Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3sdcar4 Casey Hammond YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3foha90 EMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com Sources:  If You Tell by Gregg Olsen Snapped Season 19, Episode 3 Murderpedia: https://bit.ly/3vQo8cD Seattle Sun article by Sheila Flynn: https://bit.ly/2NMgwqo Quill Reads If You Tell Book Summary: https://amzn.to/3de2Fld
01:42:20
March 29, 2021
11. House of Horrors Part 1: Kathy Loreno and the Knoteks
In today’s episode, we discuss the horribly brutal torture death of Kathy Loreno and the disturbing abuse of an entire family. Join us as we discuss the beginning of Michelle Knoteks’s crimes. Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE Best of Georgia Sticker: https://bit.ly/31beFhOBrittany Hammond Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3sdcar4Wagon Master Ranch: https://bit.ly/317OAjGEMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com Sources: If You Tell by Gregg Olsen Snapped Season 19, Episode 3 Murderpedia: https://bit.ly/3vQo8cD Seattle Sun article by Sheila Flynn: https://bit.ly/2NMgwqo
01:34:27
March 25, 2021
10. Robert Hickok
In today’s episode, we’re discussing the alleged bludgeoning of Robert Hickok by his own son, Casey. Sources: News Press: https://bit.ly/3eQtLl9 Naples News: https://bit.ly/3vp1A2j Naples News 2: https://bit.ly/3bJvneq Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE EMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com
01:02:06
March 15, 2021
9. Kimberly Bolton
In today's episode, we discuss the sickening murder of Kimberly Bolton, a mother of three who was doing her best to navigate bipolar disorder and continuing her education when her life was taken by a devious monster. Sources: Macrotrends (Cleveland Statistics): https://bit.ly/3bKUjRv More about the Cleveland Clinic: https://cle.clinic/3bPOXnR First 48 on ID Season 12 Episode 7 “Cold Light of Day” Monsters: A True Crime Podcast with Steph and Ry: https://apple.co/3rBgxMF Crime Scenes: A True Crime Movie Podcast: https://apple.co/3uVs8rT Danielle Hallan’s video: https://bit.ly/3ro1Jkf Sherlyn Dale‘s video: https://bit.ly/3cal41Q Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod  Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE EMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com
01:00:32
March 8, 2021
BONUS 2: Bell Witch Murder
In today's episode, Amber brings us an spooky story that involved a former president, ghosts, witches, and-of course-murder. Bell Witch Website: https://bellwitchcave.com/ Light Out Podcast Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhrtQwwSqTY Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE  EMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com
38:17
March 6, 2021
8. Stringbean and Estelle Akeman
In today's episode, we're bringing you the rarely told and under-reported murders of Stringbean and Estelle Akeman. This story unfolds in the heart of country music, Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: Nashville Bar Association Program Part 1: https://bit.ly/2YVkHSJ Nashville Bar Association Program Part 2: https://bit.ly/3oYGsvr USA Today: http://usat.ly/1w84K6a Taste of Country: https://bit.ly/3p0GT8u  Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod  Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE  EMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com
01:19:32
February 22, 2021
7. Valentine's Day Slayings: Jesse McBane and Patricia Mann
The lives of Jesse McBane and Patricia Mann were BRUTALLY destroyed after a Valentine's dance. We may not know who took their lives, but someday.. we will. Sources: https://bit.ly/3ruojaE https://bit.ly/2Lv8alU https://bit.ly/3aK3VLX https://bit.ly/36QZ3TX Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE EMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com
46:08
February 15, 2021
6. Malta Murders of 2020
Malta solved all of their murders in 2020. We discuss ALL of them in today's episode. Sources: https://bit.ly/2N7oLMV https://bit.ly/3bOagrE https://bit.ly/3qsckJW https://bit.ly/3in26rI https://bit.ly/3nKDSIQ https://bit.ly/38NCpgw Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE EMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com
33:07
February 8, 2021
5. Danny Lewis Hansford
Today's episode explores the short and sad life of Danny Lewis Hansford, a victim of childhood abuse, substance abuse, and a man by the name of Jim Williams. Join us as we discuss 1990's Savannah, Georgia, the senseless killing of Danny Hansford, and the injustice that comes along with who is in power. Sources: “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” book by John Berendt “Lawyer Games: After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by Dep Kirkland https://bit.ly/2L1vJSV https://bit.ly/3rQRJAM Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE EMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com
01:34:43
February 1, 2021
BONUS 1: Get to Know Your Hosts + Q&A
Amber and Coral talk about how they met, what kind of stuff they're into, and answer some interesting questions! Hint: we talk about how dumb we were as adolescents. Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod EMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com -DM or EMAIL to suggest a case-
38:03
January 25, 2021
4. Sabrina Long
This case will leave you broken-hearted. Sabrina Long vanished after working the evening shift in small-town Macon, GA. We know who did it, but one of them is dead, and Sabrina is nowhere to be found. Sources: https://bit.ly/3s5610E https://bit.ly/3s1D2uC https://bit.ly/3s48F6P https://bit.ly/3bihh3R https://bit.ly/3pY9z2J https://bit.ly/3bj53Yx https://bit.ly/3qcLZ2H https://bit.ly/2LtH6TC https://bit.ly/3no3g71 https://bit.ly/39eGs4r https://bit.ly/3qcMcTx https://bit.ly/3np89wO Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE EMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com
01:09:55
January 25, 2021
3. Kristi Cornwell
The case that started this podcast. The disappearance and mysterious murder of Kristi Cornwell. You know those cases that are "unsolved", but you just KNOW who did it? That's this case for Coral. Sources: Disappeared on ID Season 2, Episode 7 “Danger at Dusk” Trace Evidence Podcast Episode 44 The Murder and Abduction of Kristi Cornwell gbi.georgia.gov https://bit.ly/3poxsAh http://dailym.ai/3mJS2cI Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE EMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com
01:02:03
January 18, 2021
2. Corp. Chris R. Brown
For episode number dos we've brought you a murder-for-hire so wild, you won't be able to guess how it ends. This is more than just the story of a murder, it's the story of a grandparents' love. Sources: A Matter of Justice (1993 film) starring Patty Duke and Martin Sheen https://bit.ly/3mSTY2y https://bit.ly/38F9sCt https://bit.ly/3nPGTZp https://bit.ly/38A947Z https://bit.ly/3psWhej  Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE EMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com
38:33
January 11, 2021
1. Winecoff Hotel Fire
In our very first episode of Crime Cafe Podcast, Amber and Coral discuss the devastating Winecoff Hotel Fire that burdened Atlanta for decades. Sources: https://bit.ly/3k2AqYZ https://bit.ly/319Itf7 https://bit.ly/31biNPs https://bit.ly/3nZQFbV https://bit.ly/2GTBP62 https://bit.ly/3lLKBSf Join us on Instagram and Facebook @crimecafepod Buy merch here: https://bit.ly/3cl2uWE EMAIL: crimecafepod@yahoo.com
35:57
January 4, 2021