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Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan

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Join Joseph Scott Morgan every week as he explores a world that not many have had a chance to visit, the realm of death. Jo Scott will lead listeners on a journey through the blood soaked death scenes of America and then into the autopsy room to fully understand the science behind each case. Jo Scott is one America’s leading experts on applied forensics and is regularly featured on ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’, ‘The Piketon Massacre’, Court TV and more. Theme Music: Audio Network

221 Episodes

Werner Spitz, The Original Medical Detective, a Body Bags Tribute

Dr. Werner Spitz is a man who spent his lifetime looking straight into the soul of man and looking death in the eye. On this episode of Body Bags, Joseph Scott Morgan gives a heartfelt tribute to a mentor he never met, a teacher that never gave him a test but one whose approval was sought in every written word and study as a death investigator. Dr. Werner Spitz passed away at the age of 97 on April 14, 2024, and this show is a special tribute to a man that actually did write the book of his profession, "Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death; Guidelines for the Application of Pathology to Crime Investigation. Transcribe Highlights 00:33.95 Introduction to the life of Werner Spitz 05:59.93 Discussion of Spitz impact on forensic pathologists 09:53.32 Discussion of fleeing Nazi Germany 13:51.43 Talk about being the lone voice of truth that you see 17:35.73 Discussion of Mary Jo Kopechne 24:16.10 Discussion of Spitz being called into high profile situations 28:15.52 Talk about examination using photographs 31:38.41 Discussion of not being afraid to take on cases others wouldn't 36:52.60 Talk about paying for an opinion 37:01.94 Conclusion Those who fail to remember history, are doomed to repeat itSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2024

Unsolved Double Homicide: Married 68 Years, Who Killed Russell and Shirley

The double homicide of Russell and Shirley Dermond rocked their gated community along Lake Oconee in Georgia.. The decapitated body of 88-year-old Russell Dermond was found in the garage and his wife of 68 years, 87-year Shirley Dermond was found in Lake Oconee weighted down with cinder blocks, 10 days after Russell's body was found. On this episode of Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan, you will learn about the evidence investigators found at the crime scene as well as what can be learned from a body that may have been in a lake for 10 days. The double homicide has gone unsolved for 10 years and the head of Russell Dermond has never been found. How was this elderly couple, married 68 years, murdered and why? Transcript Highlights 00:00:08 Introduction about murders 00:05:00 Discussion about neighbor checking on Dermond’s 00:09:34 Talk about unsolved murders, 10 years 00:14:04 Discussion about Shirley Dermond body found in lake 00:19:05 Discussion of Russell Dermond head, it’s missing 00:23:51 Discussion about Shirley was weighted down 00:28:08 Talk after 10 years, case still unsolved 00:31:39 Discussion of lack of blood at scene 00:34:52 Talk about how head was removed 00:37:57 Talk about DNA evidence 00:40:28 Conclusion: After a decade, new evidence might solve the case See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

Death Of Innocence: Was JJ Vallow, 7, Buried Alive? Was Tylee Ryan Dismembered?

Was 7-year-old JJ Vallow alive when he was buried? Was 16-year-old Tylee Ryan dismembered before her remains were burned? What does the autopsy say about the death of Tammy Daybell? On this episode of Body Bags, Joseph Scott Morgan will explain the forensics of all 3 victims and Dave Mack will fill in the background on the story of what really happened to JJ Vallow, Tylee Ryan, and Tammy Daybell Transcript Highlights 00:00:08 Introduction, loving arms that didn’t hold JJ and Tylee 00:04:21 Discussion of the deaths, JJ, Tylee, and Tammy Daybell 00:07:54 Discussion of bodies buried near one another 00:11:19 Discussion of death of Tammy Daybell 00:14:57 Explaining asphyxia 00:18:45 Talk about access and opportunity 00:22:58 Discussion of Dr Warren on witness stand 00:26:02 Discussion of Bones being scattered, broken up while burning 00:29:07 Talk about JJ Vallow trying to pull bag off his head 00:30:47 Conclusion: Justice, whatever that means, is coming. Justice, whatever that means, is coming and there is a reckoning coming. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

12 Dead Bodies in 22 Months: Does Austin Have A Serial Killer?

At least 12 bodies have been pulled from "Lady Bird Lake" in Austin, Texas in the last 22 months. Some can be explained as deaths that happen on or near a lake, but not all. On this episode of Body Bags Joseph Scott Morgan will break down the difference between a regular death in a lake and a possible serial killer, while Dave Mack breaks down the stories behind the victims. Transcript Highlights 00:16.18 Introduction about water and murder 03:37.66 Discussion does Austin have a serial killer? 08:13.12 Discussion what does "serial killer" do to an area 13:22.11 Talk about other serial killers, were they really caught 17:54.47 Talk about witnessing a death on the water 22:03.17 Discussion of toxicology 27:53.13 Discussion of victims 32:38.32 Talk about water as a dumping ground 36:26.16 Discussion of decomposition in water 40:04.57 Talk about water flow 47:42.83 Discussion about rumors over fact ConclusionSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

Bardstown Ky - Unsolved Murder Capital

Mother of 5 Crystal Rogers is last seen July 3 by her live-in boyfriend, Brooks Houck. Crystal Rogers mother, Sherry Ballard, reports her missing on July 5. Later that day, Crystal Rogers red Chevy Malibu is found abandoned on the Bluegrass Parkway. The car has a flat tire but Rogers' keys, phone and purse are still inside. 16-months later, Crystal Rogers is still missing and her father, Sherry Ballard's husband, Tommy Ballard, is murdered in the early morning hours as he prepares to go hunting on his own property with his 12-year-old grandson. Ballard is shot from an undetermined distance but his property backs up against the Bluegrass Parkway. A fast getaway in either direction for a gunman. On this episode of Body Bags, Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will explore the disappearance of Crystal Rogers and the murder of her dad, Tommy Ballard. Plus, Joseph Scott Morgan will explain how prosecutors can prove Crystal Rogers was murdered even though they haven't found her body. Transcribe Highlights 00:12.12 Introduction of growing up with PaPaw Morgan 03:34.36 Discuss Crystal Rogers missing, her father Tommy Ballard murdered 06:15.27 Discussion of Bardstown Kentucky 07:46.82 Discussion of why Brooks Houck didn't report Rogers missing 08:13.81 Talk about Crystal Rogers car found on Bluegrass parkway 15:45.34 Talk Rogers car found with flat tire, she is still missing 18:16.83 Discussion of Brooks Houck, suspect, brother is police officer 21:13.58 Discussion of police letting Houck talk to his brother on phone 26:27.16 Talk about tracking dogs pick up Crystal Rogers scent at farm, but not at her car 31:09.10. Discussion 16 months after Crystal Rogers vanishes, her dad, Tommy Ballard killed 34:36.43 Discussion of how bullet twists the skin 39:02.99 Discussion of Tommy Ballard hunting, murdered on his own property 40:52.53 Discussion of murder charges without a body 43:45.73 Conclusion - waiting for trial See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

Corey Micciolo: Forced To Run to Death

Corey Micciolo did not meet his father until he was 5-years-old. Soon thereafter Corey landed in the middle of a custody battle. From the first time he was left alone with his father, Corey came home with bruises, busted lips, and more. His mother complained but nobody listened. Only now are people paying attention because of an awful video showing 6-year-old Corey Micciolo being forced to run on a treadmill and falling off, over and over. Each time he falls off the treadmill, his father puts him back on and turns the speed up, allegedly. Christiopher Gregor is on trial facing murder charges for allegedly killing his own son in what the media calls the Treadmill Abuse Trial. On this episode of Body Bags, Joseph Scott Morgan will explain what really happened to Corey Micciolo and why 6-year-olds don't drop over dead, and Dave Mack will fill in the rest of the story of how Corey was given to a father that never bonded with him while his mother begged for anyone to listen. 00:38.98 Introduction, talk about weapons 05:17.90 Discussion of exorcise as punishment 10:01.23 Talk about making 6-year-old run on treadmill 16:01.12 Discussion of bruises and injuries 21:06.32 Talk about Corey's health is fine, except for bruises 26:20.26 Talk about Corey tells doctor about football and treadmill 32:41.40 Discussion of children don't die of natural causes at 6 37:27.82 Discussion of injury to abdomen 39:12:19 Conclusion Final Diagnosis, Blunt Force impact, laceration of heartSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

Man Stalks Estranged Wife, Sends Her "Death Flower" Knowing She Is Allergic

Lisa and David Hernandez had been separated for a year before he starts stalking her, showing up at her job uninvited and unwelcome. He sends his estranged wife a bouquet of flowers with Lillies, "the Death Flower", knowing she is extremely allergic to them. On this episode of Body Bags, Joseph Scott Morgan will explain how someone can be killed by a blunt force instrument and a sharp-edged instrument at the same time and Dave Mack will fill in the story with the creepy stalking that David Hernandez allegedly did to his wife. Transcribed Highlights 00:02:00 Introduction of Lisa Hernandez 05:12.52 Discussion of "Death Flower" 08:50.91 Talk about a tool as a weapon 14:17.46 Discussion of skull injury 19:46.20 Discussion of suspect knowing victim allergies 24:28.29 Talk about a "staged" scene 29:19.40 Discussion of allergic reaction 32:32.27 Discussion of blunt force and sharp force 36:26.87 Talk about tossing weapon / tool into lake 41:22.33 Discussion of Searching the bottom of a lakeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

Decomposed Body of Missing 12-year-old Jaylen Griffin Found Stashed in Attic

On August 4, 2020, 12-year-old Jaylen Griffin went to the corner store in his neighborhood to try and make a little money helping people carry their groceries home. On this day, he brings his new puppy with him and many people remember seeing the boy and his puppy. But Jaylen Griffin and his puppy never makes it home that evening. It seems as though Jaylen has vanished into thin air. Neighborhood searches, flyers, reward money, nothing helps bring the boy home. Three months after Jaylen goes missing his older brother is murdered, shot dead almost in front of their Buffalo, New York home. Days turn into weeks, weeks into months, and months into years. In September 2023, Jaylen's mother dies, never knowing what happened to her 12-year-old son. Months after her passing, the decomposed remains of Jaylen Griffin are found in the attic of a house about 5-miles from where Jaylen lived in south Buffalo. The house was no stranger to law enforcement and many people wonder how it was possible the remains of a child could decompose in the attic of a house with many residents and nobody smelled or saw anything. On this episode of Body Bags, Joseph Scott Morgan will breakdown the forensics that will help determine the cause and manner of death and try to answer questions that could lead to justice for Jaylin Griffin Transcript Highlights 00:03.10 Introduction of life, memories 01:06.13 Talk about 12-year-old boy missing 4 years 05:20.86 Talk about getting help from dentist to ID victim 07:45.26 Discussion of how to identify remains of a child 11:36.93 Discussion of "Bite" marks as evidence 17:00.65 Jaylen and the "12-year molar" 20:05.82 Discussion of weather on remains 24:45.81 Talk about the home where Jaylen's remains were found 29:22.81 Discussion of remains and smell, compare to Harmony Montgomery 33:00.68 Discussion of law enforcement, fire, rescue calls to address 37:24.74 Talk about remains having "soft tissue" 41:20.56 Conclusion will the remains lead to a murderer?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

Suzanne Morphew Death: Homicide, Animal Tranquilizer in Her System

From Mother's Day 2020 until September 2023, only one person really knew that Suzanne Morphew wasn't just missing, she was dead. In September 2023 the remains of Suzanne Morphew were found while investigators were working a different crime, An autopsy was done on the remains and on this episode of Body Bags, Joseph Scott Morgan will explain how doctors were able to create a toxicology report using only bones, and why Susanne Morphew's death has been ruled a homicide. Transcribed Highlights 00:42.91 Introduction of Suzanne Morphew 03:21.30 Talk about autopsy of bones 06:54.40 Discussion of remains 10:43.53 Discussion of Mountain Lions 14:37.94 Talk about the disappearance of Suzanne Morphew 18:16.37 Discussion of darts and animals 20:55.11 Talk about the depth of a hole for remains 26:25.13 Discussion of co-mingling of bones 30:06.14 Discussion of decomposed body 35:20.28.Talking about the bones in the arms 41:21.60 Discussion of darts and toxicology 47:03.48 Conclusion of the Suzanne MorphewSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 April 2024

The Autopsy of John Wilkes Booth

This episode of Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan is a look at the death and autopsy of John Wilkes Booth. Booth shot Abraham Lincoln from behind around 10:15 pm April 14, 1865. He died the next morning, April 15, at 7:22 am. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will uncover the track that Booth took as he tried to escape, and finally being shot himself. Joseph Scott Morgan will make you feel like you witnessed the autopsy yourself as he explains, in great detail, the autopsy of John Wilkes Booth. Transcribe Highlights 00:13.63 Introduction - autopsy of John Wilkes Booth 01:45.79 Discuss Forensic expert is a history fan 05:09.53 Talk about the Booth acting family 08:22.93 Discussion of how Booth wrecked everything 12:47.62.Talk about Booth jumping to stage 18:45.53 Discussion of expectation 22:49.66 Talk about the conspiracy 27:50.24.Discussion of Booth broken leg 32:01.96 Talk about comparing Lincoln to Kennedy 38:40.42 Discussion of Booth not getting help 41:08.80 Talk about getting Booth on boat 48:59.90.Discussion of putting a door on saw horses as a table 50:03.11 Talk about Autopsy in 1800s 52:18.34 Discussion of Booth being wrapped in military blanket 56:27.97 Conclusion, Lincoln wanted the country to heal See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 25 April 2024

Deadly First Date: Dinner, Drinks, Dismemberment- The Sade Robinson Murder

Sade Robinson is having fun on her first date with a new guy. They pose together and post the picture to social media. Sade had no idea she was taking a picture with the devil and she only had hours to live. On this episode of Body Bags Joseph Scott Morgan will explain how the killer sealed his fate trying to destroy evidence with fire. Transcribe Highlights 00:22.97 Introduction Milwaukee 05:01.65. Talk about Jeffrey Dahmer 07:29.72 Discussion of dismemberment 09:53.60 Talk about getting rid of smell with tires 14:06.81 Discussion of finding leg 20:10.93 Talk about remains being compromised 25:18.19. Breaking down the timeline 30:30.67. Discussion of other women missing 34:38.48 Talk about fire inside a car 36:38.64 Discussion of witness who saw person use lighter to start car fire 39:33.42 Conclusion – how remains will tell what really happened to Sade See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

Ex-Girlfriend or Cop Cover-Up; Who Killed John O’Keefe

Boston Cop John O'Keefe and his girlfriend Karen Read go on a pub crawl before ending their the night at the home of a Boston cop friend of O'Keefe's at 12:45 am. 6 hours later, the body of John O'Keefe is found in the front yard of the house, covered in snow in blizzard conditions. He is wearing two shirts, jeans, socks and one shoe. Near his body on the snow are shards of glass and splotches of blood. On this episode of Body Bags, Joseph Scott Morgan will take an up close look at the injuries and find out what really happened to John O'Keefe. Dave Mack will breakdown the story that has divided Boston and together they will try to answer the question: Who Killed John O'Keefe? . Transcribed Highlights 00:01.10 Introduction, talk about weather conditions and murder 02:05.22 Discussion of Karen Read case 05:05.56 Talk about Media coverage 09:09.25 Discussion of forensics role in investigation 14:06.82 Talk about background of relationship 16:16.35 Breaking down timeline of events 19:50.94 Discussion of physical injuries 21:07.56 Talk about Blood Alcohol 25:20.82 Talk about leaving bar, going to house party 30:09.48 Talk about Text Messages, getting directions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

Missing Moms: Bodies Found

Veronica Butler and Jilian Kelley vanish on their way to pick up Veronica’s children to go to a birthday party. They were supposed to meet up with Veronica Butler’s ex-mother-in-law at a closed gas station in rural Texas County, Oklahoma. But they never make it. On this episode of Body Bags Joseph Scott Morgan will explain how evidence from blood to tire treads will help solve the mystery of the Missing Moms. Transcript Highlights 00:00:00 Introduction of shared custody 00:03:10 Discussion or relationships and death 00:06:50 Talk about terrain 00:11:03 Discussion of moms reported missing 00:14:08 Talk about how vehicle ended up where it is found 00:18:46 Discussion of evidence found at scene 00:23:21Talk about tire tread identification 00:27:47 Discussion of term “puddle of blood” 00:31:16 Discussion of meeting place 00:34:16 Talk about SWAT Teams showing up in Rural County 00:38:44 Talk about death penalty states 00:40:56 Discussion identifying body 00:42:29 Conclusion See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2024

IDENTIFIED: Green River Killer’s Final Victim

For years she was labeled “Bones 20” the unidentified victim of the Green River Killer. But now, thanks to police work and Othram Labs, the victim has been named as Tammy Liles. She was from Everett, Washington, and vanished in the summer of 1983. She was only 16 years old when she became a victim of serial killer Gary Ridgeway. On this episode of Body Bags, Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will take you behind the headlines and into the lab that helped give a name to a young lady who spent decades being called “bones 20”. Transcript Highlights 00:0:16 Introduction – The Green River Killer last victim identified 00:02:28 Talk about age reference 00:06:32 Discussion of high-profile murders 00:10:48 Talk about the Green River Killer 16-year-old victim 00:15:56 Discussion of identifying remains 00:20:54 Discussion of the Green River Killer evidence 00:25:58 Talk about starting with incomplete skeleton 00:29:41 Discussion of Genetic Genealogy 00:34:51 Talking about Othram labs 00:37:39 Conclusion; might be the most noble of pursuits See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

Killer Tortures New Mom To Death, Leaves Her Infant Alone To Starve

Destiny Duckett’s cousin couldn’t reach her by phone, so she stopped by her apartment to check on her. The cousin knocks on the door, but Destiny doesn’t answer. The cousin can hear the baby crying and she is worried. She calls police to do a welfare check and when they enter Destiny Duckett’s apartment, her 8-week old son is on the bed, crying, and his 22-year-old mother is on the floor, dead. On this episode of Body Bags, Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will look into the mysterious death of 22-year-old new mother, Destiny Duckett and Joseph Scott Morgan will explain how fingernails play a keep part in solving the murder. Transcript Highlights 00:00:00 Introduction of case 00:02:20 Discussion of fingernails 00:05:37 Talk about cousin called police, heard baby crying 00:10:56 Discussion of protective order leading to arrest of suspect 00:15:26 Talk about leaving crying baby on the bed, alone, mother dead on floor 00:19:43 Discussion of body being the biggest evidence 00:24:16 Discussion of proving knees were on chest of victim 00:28:26 Talk about fingernail marks on the neck 00:33:55 Discussion of why suspect was already in jail 00:36:33 Conclusion – Convicted, sentencing to come See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2024

44-Years of Mystery, Dismembered Torso Identified, “You Found My Brother”

A bag with a burned, dismembered torso is found by a boy out for a horseback ride about a mile from town. The police chief says he was mowing his lawn when he got the call about the headless, armless, legless, burned torso, and from that moment on it was "chaos". On this episode of Body Bags Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will tell the story of the dismembered and burned torso and how, after 44-years, he was finally identified with DNA and Othram labs. Transcript Highlights 00:00:00 Introduction of episode 00:02:13 Talk about identifying Joseph Caliva 00:06:15 Discussion of years beginning in 1979 00:10:40 Talk about dismemberment 00:15:48 Discussion of what was found 00:17:39 Talk about burned remains 00:22:25 Discussion about trying to ID person 00:27:25 Talk about finding portions of the torso 00:31:54 Talk about creating a person out of evidence 00:36:34 Discussion after 44 years, victim identified See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2024

Abused at 8, Murdered at 13; The Sad, Short Life of Madeline Soto

AUTOPSY REPORT WILL NOT BE RELEASED. On this episode of Body Bags, Joseph Scott Morgan will explain what happened to Madeline Soto and Dave Mack will dig into the back story of the entire family. You will find out by the time she reached 13-years-old, Madeline Soto had already been sexually abused for years. When she was a “missing 13-year-old" from Florida, the news covered every tidbit of information about the search for the teen. One piece of evidence that made it to the press was how Madeline Soto told a friend when she turned 13, she was going to live in the woods. That is why police searched the woods for Madeline. Transcript Highlights 00:00:28 Introduction, talk about parents protecting children 00:04:28 Talk about Madeline Soto saying she wanted to live in the woods 00:05:31 Discussion of ages 12 and 13 00:09:04 Discussion of Madeline not taking cell phone 00:12:29 Talk about family being told about evidence 00:16:42 Discussion of time children go to school 00:20:07 Discussion of Madeline Soto seen in vehicle 00:21:49 Talk about being haunted by evidence 00:26:26 Discussion of Madeline Soto 00:30:26 Talk about video surveillance of suspect 00:33:22 Discussion of 60 charges against suspect 00:37:32 Discussion of evidence of previous abuse See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

Pregnant EMT Dies in House Fire - Tragic Accident or Murder?

The fire department shows up at the home of one of their own and find Melissa Lamesch unconscious on the kitchen floor as her home goes up in flames around her. She is on maternity leave from her job as an EMT and is expecting her baby to be born any day. Melissa Lamesch and her unborn baby die in what authorities believe is asphyxiation from the fire. On this episode of Body Bags, Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will breakdown how trying to burn evidence of a crime, oftentimes creates the evidence needed for conviction. Transcript Highlights 00:00:08 Introduction of fire set to cover-up a murder 00:01:18 Talk about fire and smoke 00:03:10 Discussion of smoke as evidence 00:05:05 Discussion of woman, 9 months pregnant, dying in a fire 00:08:35 Talk about how healing takes place after being burned 00:11:26 Discussion of hair catching fire in bathroom 00:14:43 Victim is on maternity leave from job as EMT 00:18:53 Discussion of the mother and her baby 00:22:53 Discussion of monoxide 00:28:01 Talk about suffocation 00:33:33 Discussion of fire splash patterns 00:36:55 Talk about the family talking to officials after the fire 00:40:46 Discussion of dealing with the death of pregnant mother 00:43:10 Conclusion, Matthew Plote convicted for Murder See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

Woman Kills Boyfriend, Shoots Herself to Stage Fake Home Invasion

Deborah Frazier calls 911 and tells them two burglars have shot her boyfriend and as she is on the phone a gunshot is heard and Frazier tells the dispatcher she has been shot in the leg by one of the burglars. Police arrive and discover the first person shot, Mr Thomas Waddell is in a back room of his apartment, wrapped in a blanket and a garbage bag and secured with duct tape. On this episode of Body Bags Joseph Scott Morgan will explain all of the things police will have to believe in order for Deborah Frazier's story to be true and Dave Mack will explain how Frazier was using a second boyfriend to con Mr Waddell out of his life savings! Transcript Highlights 00:00:42 Talk about everything that has to be believed for the story to be true 00:02:48 Discussion of not believing a story 00:04:20 Discussion of “victim” shooting her boyfriend in the head 00:05:53 Talk about cases too difficult to believe 00:10:54 Talk about self-inflicted gunshot wound 00:14:19 Discussion of the victim who just retired 00:18:54 Talk about determining how long person has been dead 00:23:19 Discuss investigation of digital background 00:28:34 Talk about GSR test 00:33:02 Discussion of police on scene, gunshot recorded 00:37:57 Discussion of what has to be believed by investigators 00:40:12 Talk about Pictures of a life shared, scattered on the floor See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2024

Home Invasion Hoax: The Death of Thomas Waddell

Deborah Frazier calls 911 and tells them two burglars have shot her boyfriend, and as she is on the phone, a gunshot is heard and Frazier tells the dispatcher she has been shot in the leg by one of the burglars. Police arrive and discover the first person shot, Mr. Thomas Waddell, is in the back room of his apartment, wrapped in a blanket and a garbage bag and secured with duct tape. On this episode of Body Bags Joseph Scott Morgan will explain all of the things police will have to believe for Deborah Frazier's story to be true and Dave Mack will explain how Frazier was using a second boyfriend to con Mr Waddell out of his life savings! Transcript Highlights 00:00:42 Talk about everything that has to be believed for the story to be true 00:02:48 Discussion of not believing a story 00:04:20 Discussion of “victim” shooting her boyfriend in the head 00:05:53 Talk about cases too difficult to believe 00:10:54 Talk about self-inflicted gunshot wound 00:14:19 Discussion of the victim who just retired 00:18:54 Talk about determining how long person has been dead 00:23:19 Discuss investigation of digital background 00:28:34 Talk about GSR test 00:33:02 Discussion of police on scene, gunshot recorded 00:37:57 Discussion of what has to be believed by investigators 00:40:12 Talk about Pictures of a life shared, scattered on the floor See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2024

Jack-in-the-Box Murder Mystery Becomes Fugitive Wife Murder Trial

Burned remains of a man found inside a foot locker and left in a blueberry field in Michigan were not identified for 13 years. In 2015 the case was called "The Jack-in-the-Box Murder because it was a catchy title. The remains were not identified until the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office received a tip in 2015 that gave them the information they needed to use dental records to identify the deceased as Robert Caraballo. Investigating Caraballo's life at the time of his death took investigators to the home he shared with his wife and stepdaughter. Joseph Scott Morgan will break down the forensics that brought this case to a conclusion and Dave Mack will help tell the story of how the Jack-in-the-Box Murder became The Fugitive Wife Murder Trial. Transcript Highlights 00:00:44 Introduction of story a burned body in a trunk found in blueberry field 00:02:40 Talk about conspiracy and escaping to other side of the planet 00:05:28 Discussion of victim being alive with hammer stuck in skull 00:08:02 Discussion of injury caused by falling downstairs 00:12:34 Talk about how remains could not be identified 00:15:11 Discussion of evidence in hammer attack 00:19:49 Discussion of hitting head with a hammer 00:23:51Talk about how the skull breaks 00:28:19 Discussion of destroying a body 00:32:37 Discussion of “old school” identifying remains 00:35:15 Talk about the plan to push victim down the stairs, hit him with a bat 00:35:53 Talk about the conspiracy 00:38:01 Discussion of law in Italy for hotel guests 00:39:15 Discussion of cover-up 00:40:06 Beverly McCallum guilty on all charges 00:40:42 Talk about keeping a secret See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

Dead in Bathtub: Warm Water, Cold Body - Suicide or Murder?

Suicide or Murder? Kendy Howard is found in a bathtub full of water with a gunshot wound to the head. His body is cold, but the water in the tub is warm! Red Flag number one. On this episode of Body Bags Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will take a look at all of the "Red Flags" present in the reported suicide of Kendy Howard. Why is there so little blood in the water? Why is her ex-trooper husband arrested at the airport? The biggest question of all, is the death of Kendy Howard a Suicide or Murder? Transcript Highlights 00:00:27 Joe talks about admiration for Troopers 00:03:03 Discussion of law enforcement 00:05:59 Discussion of “Red Flags” 00:08:14 Talk about the water is warm, body is cold 00:12:23 Investigation of suicide/murder 00:16:33 Discussion of damage caused by gunshot in mouth 00:17:49 Talk about direction of bullet 00:21:26 Comparing murder of Travis Alexander 00:25:53 Defining different types of asphyxiation 00:30:08 Talk about injuries “frozen in time” 00:35:33 Discussion of how much blood would be expected See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

Dead in a Bathtub: Warm Water, Cold Body - Suicide or Murder?

Suicide or Murder? Kendy Howard is found in a bathtub full of water with a gunshot wound to the head. His body is cold, but the water in the tub is warm! Red Flag number one. On this episode of Body Bags Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will take a look at all of the "Red Flags" present in the reported suicide of Kendy Howard. Why is there so little blood in the water? Why is her ex-trooper husband arrested at the airport? The biggest question of all, is the death of Kendy Howard a Suicide or Murder? Transcript Highlights 00:00:27 Joe talks about admiration for Troopers 00:03:03 Discussion of law enforcement 00:05:59 Discussion of “Red Flags” 00:08:14 Talk about the water is warm, body is cold 00:12:23 Investigation of suicide/murder 00:16:33 Discussion of damage caused by gunshot in mouth 00:17:49 Talk about direction of bullet 00:21:26 Comparing murder of Travis Alexander 00:25:53 Defining different types of asphyxiation 00:30:08 Talk about injuries “frozen in time” 00:35:33 Discussion of how much blood would be expected See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

Headless Corpse Autopsy: Victim Alive When Head was Severed?

The victim was alive when her head was cut from her body. As disturbing as that sounds, today's episode of Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan will attempt to breakdown the just released autopsy report of Mei Li Haskell. Her husband, Samuel Haskell IV is accused of killing her, removing her head from her torso, placing the torso in a bag and dropping it in a trash bin where a homeless guy would find it 14 hours later! Joseph Scott Morgan will breakdown the forensics that will come into the trial and Dave Mack will dig deep in the Hollywood that can give us a true horror story that is scarier than anyone would ever dare put on film. Transcript Highlights 00:00:49 The son of a hotshot 00:03:04 “Don’t you know who I am?” 00:05:03 Discussion of “the finder” 00:08:58 Talk about the bags felt like meat 00:09:26 Discussion of workers bring back bags 00:12:20 Discussion of cross contamination 00:16:58 Talk about hiring workers 00:20:56 Discussion of what police can do 00:26:22 Talk about the person who found the body 00:30:54 Mentions victim’s parents still missing 00:33:01 Discuss autopsy report, victim alive when head cut off 00:38:20 Discussion of using power tools in dismemberment 00:42:54 Mentions trial will be all forensics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

The Monster Is Real: Dad's New Girlfriend Kills Baby With Nail Polish Remover

18-month-old Iris comes home from a weekend with her father and his girlfriend and mom finds a water bead in her diaper. Taking her to the hospital the toddler passes more water beads, button shaped batteries, and a screw. Thinking she was finding things and putting them in her mouth, nobody realized a Monster was watching the baby. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack breakdown the case that is more than the murder of a toddler, it's how evil came into the child’s life and plotted and planned her death for more than half of her life. Transcript Highlights 00:00:20 Introduction 00:02:39 Discussion of toddlers 00:04:22 Talk about items in diaper 00:07:34 Discussion of beads, batteries, screw 00:10:12 Talk about toddlers putting things in their mouth 00:14:34 Discussion of solvent 00:16:18 Discussion of evil 00:18:27 Talk about taking child to hospital by plane 00:22:08 Explaining a subdural hematoma 00:24:01 Discussion of optic nerves 00:27:16 Talk about how healthy baby dies in 4 days 00:30:15 Discussion of notes made by doctors and nurses 00:32:54 Talk about children swallow everyday items 00:35:31Discussion suspect researched how to beat a polygraph See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

The Monster is Real: Dad's New Girlfriend Kills Baby with Nail Polish Remover

Iris, 1, comes home from a weekend with her father and his girlfriend and mom finds a water bead in her diaper. Taking her to the hospital, the toddler passes more water beads, button-shaped batteries, and a screw. Thinking she was finding things and putting them in her mouth, nobody realized a monster was watching the baby. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack break down the case that is more than the murder of a toddler, it's how evil came into the child’s life and plotted and planned her death for more than half of her life. Transcript Highlights 00:00:20 Introduction 00:02:39 Discussion of toddlers 00:04:22 Talk about items in diaper 00:07:34 Discussion of beads, batteries, screw 00:10:12 Talk about toddlers putting things in their mouth 00:14:34 Discussion of solvent 00:16:18 Discussion of evil 00:18:27 Talk about taking child to hospital by plane 00:22:08 Explaining a subdural hematoma 00:24:01 Discussion of optic nerves 00:27:16 Talk about how healthy baby dies in 4 days 00:30:15 Discussion of notes made by doctors and nurses 00:32:54 Talk about children swallow everyday items 00:35:31Discussion suspect researched how to beat a polygraph See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

Real Amityville Horror – Two Heads, Other Body Parts Scattered in Long Island

Two severed heads, an arm here, a leg there, on this episode of Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan, the Reel Amityville Horror will meet the Real Amityville Horror. A group of Long Island High School students find a severed left arm on the side of a road in Babylon on their way to school. While Police investigate the scene, a K-9 officer locates a leg sticking out of a pile of leaves in a wooded area, not far from the original scene. Over time more body parts were found in multiple areas. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will detail what was found and where and what the suspects were up against when they began writing their own Amityville Horror. Transcript Highlights 00:00:07 Introduction – to horror 00:01:39 Discussion about charges for dismembering a person 00:04:48 Talk about how the bodies were treated in death 00:08:03 Discussion of arm with tattoo found in tree limb 00:11:51 Body part found by high school students on the way to school 00:15:16 Parts of 2 bodies found, 4 people charged 00:15:17 None of the 4 people is charged with murder 00:16:14 Discuss what the ME will have to do with parts 00:18:04 Talking about Black Dhalia 00:19:49 Discussion of none of the drains work in the rental 00:21:30 Discussion of body parts from more than one person 00:25:11 Talk about unique case 00:28:51 Joe describes investigation taking place 00:31:30 Discussion of dismemberment 00:34:01 Discussion of blood, muscle, skin, hair, Drano won’t work 00:37:13 Talk about revisiting the case in the future See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

Murder-For-Hire: The Senseless Death of Pregnant Teacher

School Principal Cornelius Green arrives at the Amtrak train station in St. Louis after spending a few days in Chicago. Leaving the train station Green goes to straight to the apartment of his girlfriend, 3rd grade school teacher, Jocelyn Peters. Arriving at her apartment Green finds Peters, who is 7-months pregnant, in bed. He immediately calls 911 and tells them his girlfriend has been shot in the head, send help now! Jocelyn Peters is pronounced dead on the scene and the investigation begins with the person who found her, Cornelius Green. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will break down the story that leads to stolen school funds, a hitman, and a potato gun silencer, on this episode of Body Bags. Transcript Highlights 00:00:57 Joe talks about the impact of 3rd grade teacher 00:03:12 Discussion of victim 00:08:54 Discussion of Green sending money to Cutler 00:11:23 Talk about alibi set up by Green taking train to Chicago 00:14:20 Discussion about finding pregnant woman shot in the head 00:16:02 Talk about investigation, alibi 00:19:50 Talk about no sign of forced entry 00:23:18 Discussion of “potato silencer” 00:28:12 Talking about objects changing trajectory 00:32:30 Discussion of Federal and State charges 00:36:29 Discuss Phillip Cutler in court See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

At The Hands of The Student: The Murder of Colleen Ritzer

When Phillip Chism, 14, doesn't come home from school, his mother calls police to report him missing. As the town begins to look for the 9th grader word spreads around town that 24-year-old teacher, Colleen Ritzer, is also missing. Chism is found walking along a road just after midnight. After a quick search of his backpack, he is arrested. Later in the morning Colleen Ritzer's body is found on school grounds, sexually positioned with a folded note next to her body that said "I hate you all". Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack break down the story of the student from Tennessee and the horrifying final moments in the life of Colleen Ritzer. Transcription Highlights 00:01:00 Introduction of location, suspect, and victim 00:02:53 Suspect is student, 14, victim is a teacher 00:04:04 Discussion of suspect family 00:08:22 Talk about motive and possible “trigger” 00:11:49 Discussion of why victim went to public bathroom 00:15:28 Discussion of witness and surveillance video 00:19:07 Talk about investigation, pinging cell phones 00:21:47 Discussion of suspect on surveillance video 00:27:25 Talk about body being covered 00:30:36 Breaking down the evidence 00:34:35 Discussion of sentence See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

Jealousy, Murder, Death Sentence: The Conviction of Christa Pike

Christa Pike was 18-years-old when she thought her 19-year-old job corps classmate, Colleen Slemmer, was trying to steal her boyfriend, Tadaryl Shipp. Pike spent over 30-minutes beating Colleen Slemmer with her hands and feet, as well as a box cutter and a meat cleaver. Slemmer tried to escape. Shipp,17, caught her so Pike could continue the beating. Pike carved a pentagram into Slemmer's chest, used the box cutter to slice her throat. When she didn't die, Pike picked up a chunk of asphalt and slammed it onto Slemmer's head. The next day Pike brought a piece of Slemmer's skull to breakfast and told classmates what she had done. Convicted of murder and sentenced to death, Christa Pike now wants a judge to vacate her death sentence. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack detail the story that Joe Scott says is the worst case he has ever seen. Transcript Highlights 00:00:31 Joseph Scott Morgan says he has never seen a crime so vile 00:02:10 Woman on death row in Tennessee 00:05:16 Talk about dynamic between suspects and victim 00:10:09 Description of box cutter and meat cleaver 00:15:03 Discussion of pentagram carved into chest 00:20:56 Description of wounds to victim 00:25:15 Talk about how to occult and satanism factor into case 00:30:40 Description of taking piece of skull as a trophy 00:35:50 Discussion about letting murderer out of prison 00:39:15 Talk about sadistic murder See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2024

Murdered While Jogging: The Death of Laken Riley

The senseless murder of Laken Riley on the campus of the University of Georgia has the nation talking about everything from safety on a college campus to immigration. Laken Riley didn't know the man who killed her, but she knew she was in a dire situation when they met. Jose Antonio Ibarra, 26, allegedly attacked and killed the 22-year-old while she was out for a jog in Athens. Joseph Scott Morgan will explain how the evidence in the case points to Laken Riley attempting to call 911 and Dave Mack will fill in the blanks on the timeline on this edition of Body Bags. Transcript Highlights 00:15.71 Joseph Scott Morgan talks about college life 02:39.50 Talk about nursing school, education 05:33.55 Discussion of victim 09:56.27 Talk about timeline 14:03.73 Talk about seeing victim as an object 18:54.67 Discussion of blunt force trauma 22:13.70 Suspect arrives in USA illegally 31:20.86 Talk about apartment search 36:08.59 Discuss How suspect and victim were strangers 40:30.36 First Homicide at UGA in 30 years See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 March 2024

Murder or Suicide: The Wild Life and Sad Death of Alex Pennig

A Minnesota man claims his mistress fatally shot herself with his gun. The question of Murder or Suicide plays out in this episode of Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan. Joe will walk you through all of the forensic problems with the story being told. And when everything is said and done, you decide, was it murder, or suicide? Transcript Highlights 00:01:20 Would a right-handed person use left hand to shoot 00:02:19 Discuss murder or suicide 00:04:15 Talk about “accidental” 00:05:51Discuss science and determination 00:11:16 How quick does a body become stiff 00:13:50 Different jurisdictions 00:18:25 Talk about the scene 00:21:40 Difference in suicide among genders 00:26:27Discuss drying blood 00:29:31Discuss ER Nurse can’t do CPR 00:33:14 Talk about short timeline 00:38:50 Discuss can you wash away evidence? 00:41:36 Talk about skin, brain, muzzle flash 00:44:14 Discuss desire to help people and achieve and throw it all away See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 February 2024

A Rope, A Rock, and A River: The Death of Audrii Cunningham

Audrii Cunningham leaves for the school bus stop just like every morning, but that afternoon she doesn't get off the bus. The family panics. Police are called, and an Amber Alert goes out. Neighbors go door to door. A family friend living in a camper in the backyard of Audrii's house, joins in the search. Police find out McDougal was the last person to see Audrii, at the time he was supposed to take her the bus stop. Audrii never got on the bus. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will break down the story of the search and ultimate discovery of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham, found tied to a rock, thrown in the Trinity River on this edition of Body Bags. Transcription highlights 00:20.72 Introduction of the case of Audrii Cunningham 01:54.67 Audrii's body tied to rock 03:57.40 Suspect was supposed to drive Audrii to bus stop05:50.16 Audrii was found in general area where her backpack was found 08:31.50 Officials had to ask for river flow to be reduced 12:08.84 Different groups have to share credit in finding Audrii 15:55.43 How will they figure out what McDougal did? 20:14.33 Investigators have not told us the condition of Audrii's body 24:14.42 Discussion of what may have happened to Audrii 28:09.19 Discussion of the company we keep, did her dad know what kind of criminal McDougal is 33:50.15 Talk about how her body may been like a kite on a string 38:07.95 Discussion about DNA under fingernails of Audrii See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 February 2024

A Rope, Rock, and a River: The Death of Audrii Cunningham

Audrii Cunningham leaves for the school bus stop just like every morning, but she doesn't get off the bus that afternoon. The family panics. Police are called, and an Amber Alert goes out. Neighbors go door to door. A family friend living in a camper in the backyard of Audrii's house joins in the search. Police find out McDougal was the last person to see Audrii, when he was supposed to take her to the bus stop. Audrii never got on the bus. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will break down the story of the search and ultimate discovery of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham, found tied to a rock and thrown in the Trinity River in this edition of Body Bags. Transcription highlights 00:20.72 Introduction of the case of Audrii Cunningham 01:54.67 Audrii's body tied to rock 03:57.40 Suspect was supposed to drive Audrii to bus stop05:50.16 Audrii was found in general area where her backpack was found 08:31.50 Officials had to ask for river flow to be reduced 12:08.84 Different groups have to share credit in finding Audrii 15:55.43 How will they figure out what McDougal did? 20:14.33 Investigators have not told us the condition of Audrii's body 24:14.42 Discussion of what may have happened to Audrii 28:09.19 Discussion of the company we keep, did her dad know what kind of criminal McDougal is 33:50.15 Talk about how her body may been like a kite on a string 38:07.95 Discussion about DNA under fingernails of Audrii See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 February 2024

Man Beats Girlfriend to Death, Drops Sofa on Her Body and Sleeps

Annabel Meenan was only 21, but she had been romantically involved with 33-year-old Leroy Brahm since she was in high school. Their relationship was filled with abuse but on the final night of her life, video cameras placed around the home recorded every hit with a fist and kick with a foot. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will break down what happened when Leroy Brahm beat his girlfriend unconscious, dropped a couch on top of her, then laid down on the couch and went to sleep as the weight slowly crushed Annabel. Transcript Highlights 00:01:42 Discussion of age 00:03:00 Talk about Annabel 00:06:07 Victim had sofa dropped on her 00:09:24 Talk about cameras recorded every punch 00:13:38 Discuss the cameras everywhere 00:18:51 Talk about contusions 00:21:36 Discuss injuries suffered by the attacker 00:23:54 Talk about evidence all over the house 00:28:38 Discussion of ruling death a heart attack 00:32:23 Surveillance cameras record everything 00:35:37 Discuss domestic abuser calls 911 00:37:23 Talk about Annabel is gone too young 00:38:50 Domestic Abuse Hotline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 February 2024

The tragic life of Lacey Fletcher, the woman who melted into the couch

Lacey Fletcher was on the volleyball team when she is in 9th grade, and she looks like any other healthy teen. But her parents say she is "on the spectrum" and take her out of school and take her home. For the next 20 years, they don't take their daughter to the doctor, they don't do anything with her until she becomes totally non-verbal. For the last 12 years of her life she didn't move from her spot on the couch, she slept in her spot, she ate in her spot, she went to the bathroom in her spot, and it was rarely cleaned. Lacey Fletcher dies at 36, after withstanding years of pain and suffering. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack take a look behind the sofa to answer the questions about the woman who melted into the couch. Transcript Highlights 00:02:40Talking about melting 00:06:22 Talk about smell of urine, feces, nothing cleaned 00:09:46 Talk about staying in same spot for years 00:12:46 Discussion of healthy and active to dead on the couch 00:15:14 Talk about Lacey Fletcher on the couch 20 years 00:19:25 Discuss bed sores joining with other bed sores 00:23:15 Talk about chronic bone infection 00:27:17 Describing her condition at 36-years-old 00:31:10 Discussion of weight as Lacey Fletcher weighed 96 pounds 00:34:53 Talk about maggots in her body 00:38:56 How did Lacey Fletcher get covid? 00:42:01 Discussion – she is non-verbal, always in pain, and trapped See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 February 2024

Missing 2-years before anyone looked; what happened to Harmony Montgomery?

Harmony Montgomery was missing for two years before anyone looked for her. Police began looking for a 7-year-old girl and soon realized they might really be looking for remains of a 5-year-old girl. She is still among the missing but presumed dead. Her father is on trial for her murder. Join Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack as they investigate the heartbreaking story of a little girl who never had a chance, and the forensics that just might get justice for her yet. Transcript Highlights 01:34.45 Joe talks about memory 04:22.26 Discussion of years since Harmony has been seen 07:22.44 Talk about Harmony, looked nervous 10:09.25 Harmony was never enrolled in school 14:36.89 Discussion of police find Harmony's Dad 20:32.13 Talk about moment of clarity 25:22.45 Discussion of what really happened to Harmony 31:02.25 Discussion of waiting 2 years to call about child 35:18.87 Discussion about life lived in a car 38:25.26 Talk about neither adult checking on Harmony 43:49.54 Discussion of carrying Harmony 45:43.17 Finally went too far, hit too hard 50:51.68 Discussion perfect hiding spot was found 54:25.15 Discussion about how body is stored 59:33.43 Talk about using bathtub for dismemberment 59:19.23 Discussion of what might be found of Harmony See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 February 2024

SHOCK! New homeowner finds frozen head and hands in freezer left behind

The new owners of a house in Colorado are pleasantly surprised to find the previous owners left behind a working freezer in the garage. But as they begin removing bags of frozen meat, they are shocked to find a human head AND hands! Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will explain what it will take to solve the mystery of the frozen head and hands. Transcript Highlights 00:01:27Talk about gruesome discovery 00:02:05 Discussion of yard sale 00:02:58 Talk about hoarder 00:04:10 Talk about free working freezer 00:07:36 Discussion of frozen head 00:09:23 Talk about getting more than you bargained for 00:11:21Discussion of calling 911 00:14:27Discussion about dismemberment show 00:18:17 Talk about previous homeowners 00:21:23Discussion about finding the rest of the body 00:24:28 Neighborhood people talk about coroner on site 00:27:49 Discussion about all the items that left the area C00:30:47Discussion of wrapping the head 00:33:51Talk about investigation of body parts 00:37:43 Discussion about freezer slowing decomposition 00:39:25 We're going to need to follow up on this case. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

SHOCK! The Things Left Behind

The new owners of a house in Colorado are pleasantly surprised to find the previous owners left behind a working freezer in the garage. Pleasure turns to horror as they begin removing bags of frozen meat, and find a human head and hands! Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will explain what it will take to solve the mystery. Transcript Highlights 00:01:27Talk about gruesome discovery 00:02:05 Discussion of yard sale 00:02:58 Talk about hoarder 00:04:10 Talk about free working freezer 00:07:36 Discussion of frozen head 00:09:23 Talk about getting more than you bargained for 00:11:21Discussion of calling 911 00:14:27Discussion about dismemberment show 00:18:17 Talk about previous homeowners 00:21:23Discussion about finding the rest of the body 00:24:28 Neighborhood people talk about coroner on site 00:27:49 Discussion about all the items that left the area C00:30:47Discussion of wrapping the head 00:33:51Talk about investigation of body parts 00:37:43 Discussion about freezer slowing decomposition 00:39:25 We're going to need to follow up on this case. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

Online Life-Real Life Murder: The Death of Kat West

Jeff and Kat West are a typical American couple living just south of Birmingham Alabama. They have a 12-year-old daughter, Jeff works in security, Kat is a stay at home mom, but she has developed a very successful online business, in adult entertainment. She posts sexy photos on multiple sites and has her own pay site that provides even more adult photos. Jeff often takes the photos for his wife, and she is becoming quite popular online. Everything seems fine when Jeff and Kat go out for date night, photos of the couple in a store that evening show them lovingly touching one another. How is it possible that the next morning as the sun comes up, Kat West's lifeless body is found laying out in the front yard of her house with a bottle of absinthe placed on her broken phone right next to her posed body. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack take you through the last night in the life of Kat West. Transcribe Highlights 00:00:05 Origin of things 00:01:46 Talk about a different kind of fairy 00:02:29 Discussion of life 00:03:16 Talk about very special drink 00:05:59 Discussion setting up a scene 00:10:54 Talk about date night 00:12:50 Discussion strong alcohol 00:16:48 Talk about Jeff and Kat playful at store 00:19:42 Discussion of intimate photos, sharing 00:22:32 Talk theory Jeff West beat his wife 00:25:32 Discussion of Stalkers 00:29:37 Talk tiny details in investigation 00:34:02 Discussion of two primary spots of blood 00:38:58 Talk about holding bottle as weapon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 February 2024

Abandoned in concrete: Georgia's Baby Jane Doe

A road crew in south west Georgia finds on old console tv at an illegal dumpsite on the side of a country highway. As they try to move the tv, the workers find a suitcase inside, and it is too heavy to just be filled with clothes. As they open the suitcase they open up a mystery that will last decades. Inside the suitcase is cement, and poking out of the cement, the body of a small child. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will help tell the story of Baby Jane Doe, the girl thrown away like garbage, and the people who spent 35-years trying to find out her name. Transcribe Highlights 00:00:37 Trash Dump off the side of road 00:01:46 Talk about abandoned child 00:02:29 Discussion of life 00:03:16 Talk about the case, started in 1988 00:05:59 Discussion of area 00:10:54 Talk about getting body out of cement 00:13:30 Discussion of cement wouldn’t encase everything 00:16:48 Talk about mixing concrete and body 00:19:42 Evidence at scene leads to home 00:22:32 Talk about body breaking down in cement 00:25:32 Discussion of investigators 00:28:37 Talk about technology catching up 00:31:02 This case hasn’t been to trial yet 00:33:58 Talk about Genetic Genealogy 00:35:39 Discussion can there be justice See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2024

Abandoned in Concrete: Georgia's Baby Jane Doe

A road crew in south west Georgia finds on old console tv at an illegal dumpsite on the side of a country highway. As they try to move the tv, the workers find a suitcase inside, and it is too heavy to just be filled with clothes. As they open the suitcase they open up a mystery that will last decades. Inside the suitcase is cement, and poking out of the cement, the body of a small child. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will help tell the story of Baby Jane Doe, the girl thrown away like garbage, and the people who spent 35-years trying to find out her name. Transcribe Highlights 00:00:37 Trash Dump off the side of road 00:01:46 Talk about abandoned child 00:02:29 Discussion of life 00:03:16 Talk about the case, started in 1988 00:05:59 Discussion of area 00:10:54 Talk about getting body out of cement 00:13:30 Discussion of cement wouldn’t encase everything 00:16:48 Talk about mixing concrete and body 00:19:42 Evidence at scene leads to home 00:22:32 Talk about body breaking down in cement 00:25:32 Discussion of investigators 00:28:37 Talk about technology catching up 00:31:02 This case hasn’t been to trial yet 00:33:58 Talk about Genetic Genealogy 00:35:39 Discussion can there be justice See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2024

Humane Death or Dangerous Experiment: Nitrogen Gas Execution tried for first time

Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will tell the story of a murder and why the man convicted of the murder will be put to death in a very unique way. Kenneth Eugene Smith was convicted of the 1988 murder-for-hire of Elizabeth Sennett. Pastor Charles Sennett recruited Billy Gray Williams to kill his wife Elizabeth and Williams hired John Forrest Parker and Kenneth Eugene Smith to carry out the murder. A week after the murder the Charles Sennett confessed to his family then shot himself in the head. Williams, Parker, and Smith were arrested and charged and convicted. Williams was sentenced to life and died in prison in 2020. Parker and Smith were sentenced to death. Parker was executed by lethal injection in 2010. Smith was scheduled to be executed in November of 2022 but the execution team was unable to connect the intravenous lines before time ran out. After much debate, the state agreed not to try lethal injection again on Smith but would instead use a method of execution, Nitrogen Hypoxia. Joseph Scott Morgan will explain what it is and why it is being tried for the first time...ever. Transcript Highlights 00:02:29 Joe talks about travel 00:05:55 Talk Investigation of murder 00:06:41 Talk about experience as death investigator 00:08:37 Discuss sharing PTSD 00:12:18 Talk about nitrogen 00:14:21 Discussion Death Penalty 00:18:56 Talk about execution used to be public 00:21:30 Discussion about new method 00:23:13 Talk about the Crime 00:25:51 Talk Murder-for-Hire plot 00:27:31 Discussion public execution 00:30:24 Talk about the debate to come 00:35:17 Discussion Is there a “best way” to kill somebody 00:38:22 Talk about assisted suicide See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 February 2024

Mystery Deepens as 4 KC Fans watch game -3 die frozen in backyard while friend sleeps warm inside

What really happened when 4 lifelong friends gather to watch their Chiefs play the Charges. After the game, one guy goes to sleep inside and his three friends go outside and die in the backyard. And for two days their bodies lay frozen while their friend continues to sleep inside, ignoring calls and texts from friends and family worried about their loved ones. And WHY are the police called to do a "welfare check" when there are three dead men in the backyard? Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack cover the story inside and out to found out what really happened when 4 friends gather to cheer for their favorite team, and three end up dead in the backyard. Transcript Highlights 00:02:29 Joe shares childhood memories 00:05:55 Talk Saints Football 00:06:41 Discussion watching football 00:08:37 Discuss NFL fans 00:12:18 Talk about friends 00:14:21 Discussion weather, first night not cold 00:18:56 Talk about working multiple deaths 00:21:30 Discussion about “mystery person” 00:23:13 Discuss medical issue, hypothermia 00:25:51 Talk is it possible to sleep 48 hours? 00:27:31 Discussion of how come they guys didn’t break-in? 00:31:21 Talk about calling it a “welfare check” 00:35:17 Discussion Jordan Willis is brilliant scientist 00:40:35 Talk Jordan Willis talks to police without lawyer 00:45:21 Discussion of Fentanyl 48:30.84 No Trauma, no gunshots, 3 dead See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2024

Mystery Deepens as 4 KC Fans Watch Game, 3 Die Frozen in Backyard While Friend Sleeps Warm InsideMystery Deepens as 4 KC Fans watch game -3 die frozen in backyard while friend sleeps warm inside

What really happened when four lifelong friends gathered to watch their Chiefs play the Chargers? After the game, one guy goes to sleep inside and his three friends go outside and die in the backyard. And for two days their bodies lay frozen while their friend continues to sleep inside, ignoring calls and texts from friends and family worried about their loved ones. And WHY are the police called to do a "welfare check" when there are three dead men in the backyard? Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack cover the story inside and out to find out what happened when four friends gather to cheer for their favorite team, and three end up dead in the backyard. Transcript Highlights 00:02:29 Joe shares childhood memories 00:05:55 Talk Saints Football 00:06:41 Discussion watching football 00:08:37 Discuss NFL fans 00:12:18 Talk about friends 00:14:21 Discussion weather, first night not cold 00:18:56 Talk about working multiple deaths 00:21:30 Discussion about “mystery person” 00:23:13 Discuss medical issue, hypothermia 00:25:51 Talk is it possible to sleep 48 hours? 00:27:31 Discussion of how come they guys didn’t break-in? 00:31:21 Talk about calling it a “welfare check” 00:35:17 Discussion Jordan Willis is brilliant scientist 00:40:35 Talk Jordan Willis talks to police without lawyer 00:45:21 Discussion of Fentanyl 48:30.84 No Trauma, no gunshots, 3 dead See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2024

Mystery Deepens as 4 KC Fans Watch Game, 3 Die "Frozen" in Backyard While Friend Sleeps Warm Inside

What really happened when four lifelong friends gathered to watch their Chiefs play the Chargers? After the game, one guy goes to sleep inside and his three friends go outside and die in the backyard. And for two days their bodies lay frozen while their friend continues to sleep inside, ignoring calls and texts from friends and family worried about their loved ones. And WHY are the police called to do a "welfare check" when there are three dead men in the backyard? Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack cover the story inside and out to find out what happened when four friends gather to cheer for their favorite team, and three end up dead in the backyard. Transcript Highlights 00:02:29 Joe shares childhood memories 00:05:55 Talk Saints Football 00:06:41 Discussion watching football 00:08:37 Discuss NFL fans 00:12:18 Talk about friends 00:14:21 Discussion weather, first night not cold 00:18:56 Talk about working multiple deaths 00:21:30 Discussion about “mystery person” 00:23:13 Discuss medical issue, hypothermia 00:25:51 Talk is it possible to sleep 48 hours? 00:27:31 Discussion of how come they guys didn’t break-in? 00:31:21 Talk about calling it a “welfare check” 00:35:17 Discussion Jordan Willis is brilliant scientist 00:40:35 Talk Jordan Willis talks to police without lawyer 00:45:21 Discussion of Fentanyl 48:30.84 No Trauma, no gunshots, 3 dead See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2024

Missing Mom Murder Trial: Blood Evidence Could Prove She's Not Missing

When Connecticut mother-of-5 Jennifer Dulos suddenly vanished, the world stopped to look. But, while the world was looking for the missing mom, her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, drove around town dropping off bags of trash in public trash bins. Join Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack as they break down the story of the missing mom and the people who betrayed her. Transcript Highlights 00:02:29 Joe shares childhood memories 00:05:55 Talk about family 00:06:41 Discussion of Troconis trial 00:08:37 Discussion of Dulos marriage 00:12:18 Discussion of what the Nanny notices 00:14:21 Talk about paper towels used to clean 00:18:56 Talk about police body cam footage 00:21:30 Discussion of testimony 00:23:13 Talk about several types of tests 00:25:51 Talk about stains and what they mean 00:27:31 Discussion of blood drops 00:29:42 Description of different cast-off blood trails 00:31:21 Joe talks about blood 00:35:17 Discussion about determining death 00:40:35 Talk about blood and DNA locations 00:45:21 Discussion of amount of blood 00:50:38 Joe talks about suicide See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 25 January 2024

Alec Baldwin Indicted on Manslaughter Charge: What really happened on the set of "Rust"

Alec Baldwin has been indicted again for Involuntary Manslaughter. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack will pull back the curtain on the "Rust" movie set and explain what really happened, who is lying, and will there ever be justice. Should somebody go to jail, or was it a horrible accident? Listen and decide for yourself. Transcript Highlights 00:01:29 Describing the shooting location 00:04:45 Talk about the victims 00:05:31 Discussion of responsibility on set 00:08:37 Joe talks about being a producer 00:11:08 Talk about armorer 00:13:45 Discussion Alec Baldwin charged 00:15:38 Joe breaks down angles of shot 00:21:00 Talk about producer role on set 00:22:44 Dave tells story about loaded gun in house 00:24:59 Discussion of handling a gun 00:27:21 Talk about Baldwin interview about shooting 00:29:24 Joe talks forensic science ballistics 00:31:48 Discussion of accountability 00:34:07 Talk about shooting cases 00:40:48 Joe talks about the 44 Magnum 00:45:37 Description of shooting of Brandon Lee 00:48:18 Discussion about handling firearms on set See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 January 2024

Sweet Grandmother Has Arm Torn Off During Carjacking, But Where is the Blood? The Horrifying Death of Linda Frickey

The last thing Linda Frickey heard as she lay beaten, bruised, with her arm ripped off her body, was a friendly voice saying, "we'll pray for you," The 73-year-old woman was the victim of a carjacking that was pre-planned by a group of 4 thugs in New Orleans, the oldest only 17 years old. Join Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack as they go behind the headlines on the story of a loving grandmother that died in a gruesome way, with her arm torn off her body. But witnesses ask; Where's the blood? Transcript Highlights 00:01:29 Talk about Grandmothers 00:04:45 Joe doesn’t want his hometown tarnished 00:05:31 Discussion about Carjacking 00:08:37 Talk about 18-year-old taking a life 00:10:20 Joe talks about living in this area of NOLA 00:11:08 Discussion about witnesses 00:13:45 Talk about ringleader John Honore 00:15:38 Talk about being dragged two blocks 00:21:00 Talk about criminals attacked woman from behind 00:22:44 Discussion of being stuck, drug down the block 00:24:59 Discussion having arm ripped off your body 00:27:21 Talk about how witness covered her body 00:29:24 Discussion of damage done to police officer drug in similar way 00:31:48 Talk about the last thing Mrs. Frickey heard was “we’re praying for you 00:34:07 Discussion of what happened to the blood? 00:40:48 Talk about determining cause of death 00:45:37 Talk about how Mrs. Frickey was beaten in car, then drug down street 00:48:18 Discussion about CCTV cameras 00:49:44 Suspect has been sentenced to prison See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 January 2024

Sweet Grandmother has arm torn off during carjacking, but where is the blood? The horrifying death of Linda Frickey

The last thing Linda Frickey heard as she lay beaten, bruised, with her armed ripped off her body, was a friendly voice saying "we'll pray for you". The 73-year-old woman was the victim of a carjacking that was pre-planned by a group of 4 thugs in New Orleans, the oldest only 17-years-old. Join Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack as they go behind the headlines on the story of a loving grandmother that died in a gruesome way, with her arm torn off her body. But witnesses ask; Where's the blood? Transcript Highlights 00:01:29 Talk about Grandmothers 00:04:45 Joe doesn’t want his hometown tarnished 00:05:31 Discussion about Carjacking 00:08:37 Talk about 18-year-old taking a life 00:10:20 Joe talks about living in this area of NOLA 00:11:08 Discussion about witnesses 00:13:45 Talk about ringleader John Honore 00:15:38 Talk about being dragged two blocks 00:21:00 Talk about criminals attacked woman from behind 00:22:44 Discussion of being stuck, drug down the block 00:24:59 Discussion having arm ripped off your body 00:27:21 Talk about how witness covered her body 00:29:24 Discussion of damage done to police officer drug in similar way 00:31:48 Talk about the last thing Mrs. Frickey heard was “we’re praying for you 00:34:07 Discussion of what happened to the blood? 00:40:48 Talk about determining cause of death 00:45:37 Talk about how Mrs. Frickey was beaten in car, then drug down street 00:48:18 Discussion about CCTV cameras 00:49:44 Suspect has been sentenced to prison See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 January 2024

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