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MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Ellen Greenberg

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True Crime

4.7352.7K Ratings

🗓️ 15 November 2021

⏱️ 60 minutes

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Ellen Rae Greenberg had everything going for her when she was found dead in the apartment she shares with her fiancé. Police are quick to say she died by suicide – despite the 20 stab wounds she sustained. But her heartbroken parents are sure she was murdered and their search for answers has raised serious questions about the investigation.

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Hi, Crime Junkies. I'm your host, Ashley Flowers, and I'm Britt.

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And the story I have for you today is one that you are not going to forget.

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When a young teacher with everything going for her is found dead in the apartment she shared with her fiance,

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police are quick to call it a suicide.

0:19.0

But to this day, her family calls it murder.

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And their quest for justice has raised serious questions about the integrity of the investigation.

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This is the story of Ellen Greenberg.

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It's late in the afternoon on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1:09.0

Sam Goldberg is getting back to his apartment after a trip to the gym.

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After a month of snowstorm, the city is in the midst of yet another blizzard

1:17.0

and people aren't leaving their homes unless they absolutely have to.

1:21.0

But Sam didn't need to go outside to get some exercise

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because there's a fitness center on site in the Venice Loftsys luxury condo building where he lives with his fiance, 27-year-old Ellen Rage Greenberg.

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So when he's done working out, he goes back to his apartment and goes to open the front door, like normal.

1:38.0

But according to Sam, there's like this swing bar lock, like a door latch, secured from the inside, so he can't get in, even though he's got his key.

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So he tries calling and texting his fiance who should be inside, but she doesn't respond and she doesn't open the door.

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So eventually, he says he just forces the door open.

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At around 6.30 pm, 9-1-1 dispatch gets a call from Sam.

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Here is the actual audio from that call which was provided to us by private investigator Tom Brennan.

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Oh, I just walked through my part of life.

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G.O.T. is on the floor with blood everywhere.

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What is the address?

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