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Foul Play: Crime Series

Shane L. Waters, Wendy Cee, Gemma Hoskins

True Crime, News, Daily News, Society & Culture, History

4.41.1K Ratings

Overview

Welcome to Foul Play: Crime Series, the riveting true crime podcast that takes you on a deep dive into the world's most gripping cases. Each season unravels a unique case—choose one that intrigues you and dive in.

441 Episodes

S33 Ep11: The Beach Murders

In Episode 11 we delve into the tragic tales of young couples whose lives were cut short in brutal attacks that foreshadow the infamous Zodiac killer's reign of terror. Before the Zodiac became a household name for fear and intrigue, there were eerily similar murders. This episode explores the sunny day in Lompoc, California, in 1963 that ended in darkness for Bobby and Linda, and the heartbreak in San Diego in 1964 for Johnny and Joyce, unveiling the chilling possibility that these violent acts were the early works of the Zodiac.Through detailed investigation and storytelling, the episode paints a vivid picture of the idyllic settings turned crime scenes at Gaviota Beach and Ocean Beach. It meticulously pieces together the victims' final hours and the relentless pursuit for justice that followed. Featuring insights from retired Sheriff’s Investigator Bill Baker, the narrative explores the potential link between these early cases and the Zodiac's notorious killing spree. This episode invites listeners into a haunting reflection on the origins of the Zodiac saga, highlighting the unresolved mysteries and the enduring quest to understand the true scope of the killer's dark journey.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.com Our Sponsors: * Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self. * You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2024

S33 Ep10: Ray Davis 1962 Cab Murder

In this episode, we journey back to the haunting night of April 10, 1962, when Oceanside cab driver Ray Davis was found murdered under mysterious circumstances. Discover how this chilling crime left investigators puzzled and locals gripped by fear, following an anonymous phone call that eerily predicted the tragedy. As detectives scrambled to find the elusive killer, a pattern emerged that would later draw striking parallels to the infamous Zodiac murders that terrorized California in the late 1960s.We'll delve into the unsettling similarities between Ray Davis' case and the Zodiac's known victims, exploring how the ominous threats against bus drivers, taunting police phone calls, and the brutal nature of the slaying all hinted at a potential connection. Was Ray Davis the Zodiac Killer’s victim? Or was this just a grim coincidence? Join us as we unravel the chilling details and piece together a story that continues to confound and captivate true crime enthusiasts.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.com Our Sponsors: * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

S33 Ep9: Donna Lass

In this episode we delve into the chilling disappearance of Donna Lass, a 25-year-old nurse who vanished under mysterious circumstances from the Sahara Tahoe Casino Hotel in 1970. As we weave through the sinister trails left by the infamous Zodiac Killer, this episode explores how a cryptic postcard sent to the San Francisco Chronicle might be linked to her disappearance.The card, filled with perplexing symbols and dire messages, hints at the possibility that Lass could have been one of Zodiac’s victims. Our investigation takes us through the eerie details of the postcard, the ongoing Zodiac investigation, and the haunting reality that Lass was never seen again after her shift at the casino.Check out Magic Mind: They have a limited offer you can use now, that gets you up to 48% off your first subscription or 20% off one time purchases with code FOULPLAY20 at checkoutYou can claim it at: https://www.magicmind.com/foulplay Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

S33 Bonus #3: The Riverside Suspect

In this bonus episode we delve more into the unsolved murder of Cheri Jo Bates. On the night of October 30, 1966, Bates, an 18-year-old college student, met a tragic end on the campus of Riverside College in California. In this episode we discuss the Riverside Suspect and new evidence that came forward. Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

S33 Bonus #2: The Hoax Letters

This bonus episode unfurls the perplexing case of Cheri Jo Bates, murdered in 1966, whose death sparked not only grief but a series of sinister letters that shook the Riverside community. Delve into the dark twists of this case as anonymous letters once believed to be from the infamous Zodiac Killer come to light as a disturbing prank by a troubled teen. Explore how these revelations shift the focus back to the quest for the real killer, reigniting a cold case that refuses to be silenced.Uncover the interplay of fact and fiction in an investigation that spans over five decades. As detectives employ cutting-edge DNA technology to solve the puzzle of the 2016 confession letter, the story takes a startling turn, offering a glimpse into the complexities of human conscience and the shadows of past actions. Join us as we piece together the intricate details of this haunting tale, reminding us that sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction. Tune in to confront the enigma of Cheri Jo Bates's untimely death and the eerie aftermath that continues to echo through the corridors of time.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comJoin our crime community at Patreon.com/itsfoulplay Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2024

S33 Ep8: The Murder of Cheri Jo Bates

Explore the haunting details of Cheri Jo Bates's brutal murder in 1966, set against the backdrop of a society captivated by the likes of the Beatles and the debut of Star Trek. Delve into a meticulously detailed recounting of her last known hours, the gruesome crime scene, and the chilling letters that followed, which stoked the fear and fascination surrounding the Zodiac Killer.This episode takes a deep dive into the complex web of evidence, from the infamous confession letter to the sinister poems left behind, as investigative journalist Paul Avery links the murder to the Zodiac's cryptic messages. Journey through the twists and turns of a case that has perplexed investigators for decades, featuring interviews, forensic analyses, and a look at the prime suspect "Bob Barnett." Tune in to unravel the layers of this cold case and the shadowy figure of the Zodiac, whose taunting games with the police and media continue to intrigue and horrify.Visit me online at itsfoulplay.comJoin our Patreon community at Patreon.com/itsfoulplay Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

S33 Bonus #1: Melvin Belli - "Please Help Me"

In this bonus episode we dive into a haunting chapter of the Zodiac killer saga when the notorious serial killer directly reaches out for help through a dramatic interaction with famed attorney Melvin Belli. On October 22, 1969, in an audacious move, the Zodiac demanded Belli appear on a popular morning TV show, igniting a series of events filled with hope and deception. The episode unravels this bizarre engagement through the lens of Belli and the call-in show, capturing the tense exchanges and the desperate pleas of a caller identifying himself as 'Sam,' claiming to suffer from unbearable headaches since committing his crimes.The narrative takes a darker turn as it explores the aftermath of the televised plea, detailing a planned but failed meeting between Belli and the Zodiac in Daly City, and the investigative twists that followed. This episode sheds light on the complexities of tracing the Zodiac's calls, the skepticism around the authenticity of 'Sam,' and the chilling realization that the Zodiac’s communication might just be another manipulative game in his terrifying spree. In December 1969, a letter arrives at Belli's office, accompanied by a piece of blood-stained clothing from victim Paul Stine, reinforcing the grim reality of the Zodiac's deadly actions and his cryptic interactions with the public figures he drew into his orbit.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comJoin our Patreon and community at Patreon.com/itsfoulplay Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

S33 Ep7: The Zodiac Letters & 340 Cipher

In this episode we delve into the cryptic and chilling world of the Zodiac Killer's communications through his letters and the infamous 340 Cipher. This episode unveils the terror that began with a series of menacing letters starting in November 1969, where the Zodiac threatened the lives of school children and baffled authorities with his complex ciphers. We explore how these letters not only continued to instill fear across California but also taunted the police with clues that seemed almost within reach yet remained unsolvable for decades.Further intensifying the narrative, the episode covers the evolution of Zodiac's threats from targeted public taunts to more sinister and broad threats, including a detailed plan to create a "death machine" aimed at a school bus. The capture of this period of terror is complemented by insights from law enforcement officials, cryptologists who later cracked the 340 Cipher, and chilling audio clips from the era. As we dissect the psychological warfare waged by the Zodiac through his communications, listeners are drawn into the complex puzzle that has captivated and horrified the public and investigators for over fifty years.Visit me online at itsfoulplay.comFollow me on Instagram.Join our Patreon community at Patreon.com/itsfoulplay Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

S33 Ep6: Paul Stine San Francisco Cab Murder

In this episode we delve into the haunting narrative of Paul Stine’s murder by the Zodiac Killer. On a seemingly ordinary night in the tranquil neighborhood of Presidio Heights in San Francisco, the silence is broken by a heinous act that propels Stine, a hopeful academic moonlighting as a cab driver, into the midst of a terrifying killing spree. Through detailed reconstructions, firsthand accounts, and police reports, this episode pieces together the events that led to Stine's untimely death, set against the backdrop of the Zodiac's reign of terror over the Bay Area.The investigation into Stine’s murder unveils a series of critical missteps and a chilling correspondence from the Zodiac, mocking the police and threatening further violence. We explore the dispatch error that misdirected the initial search efforts, highlighting the challenges faced by law enforcement and the deepening mystery of the Zodiac's identity. Archival material enrich our understanding of this complex case, offering a compelling and disturbing glimpse into one of American criminal history's most perplexing unsolved cases.Visit me online at itsfoulplay.comFollow me on Instagram. Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

S33 Ep5: The Zodiac: Bryan Hartnell's Attack

In this episode, we explore the sinister shift in the Zodiac killer's methods during the daylight attack on Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard beside the tranquil yet foreboding shores of Lake Berryessa. This encounter, marked by the killer's transition to a more personal and horrifying mode of assault, unveils the chilling audacity of a murderer willing to confront his victims face-to-face. As the episode unfolds, the narrative captures the initial bliss of the victims' day out, spiraling into the terror that ensues when they realize they're not alone.The aftermath focuses on Bryan Hartnell's miraculous survival and the critical information he provides, offering a rare insight into the Zodiac's psyche. The episode is further enriched by a haunting anecdote about three young women who unknowingly escaped a potential encounter with the Zodiac earlier that day. Through a blend of suspenseful storytelling and detailed analysis, the episode not only delves into the horror inflicted by the Zodiac but also highlights the eerie courage and calculated preparation behind one of history's most elusive serial killers, leaving listeners pondering the depth of his malice.Visit me online at itsfoulplay.comFollow me on Instagram. Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to learn how you can see incredible changes in your dog’s health! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

S33 Ep4: The Zodiac: Lake Berryessa Attack

In this harrowing episode of Foul Play, we delve into the bone-chilling Lake Berryessa attack by the enigmatic Zodiac Killer. Late September 1969, amidst the serene backdrop of Lake Berryessa's sprawling waters in California, a young couple's peaceful day turns into a nightmare. The Zodiac, craving attention and control, executes one of his most brutal assaults, stabbing and leaving them for dead. The attack sends shockwaves through the local community and law enforcement, escalating the urgency to capture this elusive predator. Our narrative reconstructs the events of that fateful day, drawing from firsthand accounts, police reports, and the Zodiac's own cryptic communications, immersing listeners into the depth of this terrifying mystery.The episode not only recounts the physical aftermath of the attack but also the emotional and societal ripples it created. The detailed investigation, led by determined detectives, unravels amidst a backdrop of fear and fascination with the Zodiac's macabre game of cat and mouse. As the story unfolds, the tragic loss of Cecelia Shepard, the resilience of Bryan Hartnell, and the relentless pursuit of justice by Napa County police paint a vivid picture of a community united in the face of horror. Through meticulous research and gripping storytelling, this episode of Foul Play brings to light the Zodiac's reign of terror at Lake Berryessa, offering insights into the investigation and the lasting impact of these heinous crimes.Visit us online,View photos and additional content that goes along with this series by supporting our show. Join us on Patreon. Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to learn how you can see incredible changes in your dog’s health! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 27 March 2024

Trailer: The Zodiac

Dive into the chilling world of The Zodiac, the elusive predator who terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s. With five confirmed victims and a claim of thirty-seven, his taunting letters, cryptic ciphers, and menacing calls left an indelible mark of fear.This season on Foul Play: Crime Series, The Zodiac takes you on a dark journey through the killer's mind and the decades-long quest to uncover his identity. From the detectives on his trail to the cryptographers decoding his messages, we explore every facet of the case that continues to fascinate and horrify.Join us for a season of deep dives into the abyss of one of America's most haunting mysteries. Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to learn how you can see incredible changes in your dog’s health! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 24 March 2024

S33 Ep3: The First Zodiac Letters

In this gripping episode we focus on the chilling events surrounding the first Zodiac letters and ciphers sent by this enigmatic murderer. July 1969 marked not just a monumental achievement in human history with the moon landing but also a dark period in California's history as fear gripped the communities of Benicia and Vallejo.The Zodiac's brutal attacks on young couples, his cold and calculated demeanor, and the mysterious phone call to the Vallejo Police Department declaring responsibility for these horrifying acts set the stage for a terrifying game of cat and mouse. As we unravel the twisted mind behind these crimes, the episode takes a deeper look into the killer's desire for attention and control, shedding light on his cryptic messages to the press and the police.Visit us online at Foul Play: Crime SeriesView photos and additional content that goes along with this series by supporting our show. Join us on Patreon at http://Patreon.com/itsfoulplay Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to learn how you can see incredible changes in your dog’s health! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

S33 Ep3: The Zodiac: The First Letters

In this gripping episode we focus on the chilling events surrounding the first Zodiac letters and ciphers sent by this enigmatic murderer. July 1969 marked not just a monumental achievement in human history with the moon landing but also a dark period in California's history as fear gripped the communities of Benicia and Vallejo.The Zodiac's brutal attacks on young couples, his cold and calculated demeanor, and the mysterious phone call to the Vallejo Police Department declaring responsibility for these horrifying acts set the stage for a terrifying game of cat and mouse. As we unravel the twisted mind behind these crimes, the episode takes a deeper look into the killer's desire for attention and control, shedding light on his cryptic messages to the press and the police.Visit us online at Foul Play: Crime SeriesView photos and additional content that goes along with this series by supporting our show. Join us on Patreon at http://Patreon.com/itsfoulplay Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to learn how you can see incredible changes in your dog’s health! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

S33 Ep2: The Zodiac: Darlene Ferrin & Michael Mageau Attack

In this chilling episode we delve into the harrowing night of July 4th, 1969, when the city of Vallejo, California, became the backdrop for a devastating attack by the infamous Zodiac Killer. As the festive atmosphere of Independence Day faded, Darlene Ferrin and Michael Mageau found themselves in the serene setting of Blue Rock Springs Park, unaware of the horror that awaited them. This episode meticulously reconstructs the events leading up to the shooting, painting a vivid picture of a peaceful night turned nightmare. Through details and analysis, we explore the immediate aftermath of the attack, the emergency response, and the cryptic call that linked this act of violence to the Zodiac's reign of terror.The investigation unfolds with gripping detail as we follow the law enforcement response to the Blue Rock Springs attack, the painstaking efforts of medical personnel to save the victims, and the subsequent police work that connected this brutal shooting to the Zodiac Killer's series of crimes.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.com Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

Mysteries on the True Crime Express

...1 historic steam train... ...9 exceptional true crime podcasts... ...9 tales woven with the spirit of Women's Day... ...Will YOU unravel the mysteries aboard?This International Women's Day, join Shane Waters and Wendy Cee on an unprecedented journey through the heart of England to Crimecon UK in London. Mysteries on the True Crime Express is not just a podcast episode; it's an immersive voyage into the depths of true crime, history, and the indomitable spirit of women.Aboard this old-world locomotive, you'll encounter the hosts of 9 distinguished true crime podcasts, including Shane and Wendy of Foul Play: Crime Series. Each host presents a captivating story that not only chills the spine but also illuminates the historical essence of Women's Day. From the comfort of Shane and Wendy's compartment to the lively ambiance of the dining car, each tale unfolds in a unique setting on the train, adding layers of intrigue and ambiance to this auditory experience.So, secure your ticket and settle into your seat......but be forewarned......the journey ahead is filled with twists and turns.Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance:Deep Dark SecretsThe Trail Went Cold The Cult VaultExtinguishedOnce Upon a CrimeTrue Crime and Wine with Sherrilyn DaleDefense Diaries Dip in and Out with LucyFoul Play: Crime Series Join all the shows you heard in this episode at Crimecon UK in London! Go to Crimecon.co.uk and use code FOULPLAY! Listen to Shane’s other holiday collaborations here: https://www.itsfoulplay.com/collaborations Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2024

S33 Ep1: The Zodiac: Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday Murders

Hello friend. This week we delve into the enigmatic and terrifying world of the Zodiac Killer, a murderer whose identity remains a mystery to this day. This episode transports listeners back to the late 1960s in Northern California, where the Zodiac Killer commenced his infamous killing spree. With a keen focus on the first confirmed attacks on Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday, we set the stage for a series that promises to explore the depths of one of the most bewildering true crime stories in American history. The meticulous recounting of the initial crimes, combined with a comprehensive overview of the subsequent investigation, provides a solid foundation for understanding the complexity and brutality of the Zodiac Killer's modus operandi.As we navigate through the episode, listeners will immerse themselves in the chilling narrative, enriched with detailed descriptions of the crime scenes, the killer's cryptic messages to the police and media, and the palpable fear that gripped the communities affected by these heinous acts. This series aims not only to shed light on the facts of the case but also to explore the psychological and societal impact of the Zodiac Killer's reign of terror. By leveraging a combination of historical research, expert interviews, and a storytelling approach that emphasizes the human elements of this tragic saga, this series endeavors to provide a comprehensive and engaging exploration of one of true crime's most haunting mysteries.Join us as we attempt to unravel the enigma of the Zodiac Killer, examining the clues left behind in a quest for answers that have eluded investigators for decades.Visit us online at http://itsfoulplay.comView photos and additional content that goes along with this series by supporting our show. Join us on Patreon at http://Patreon.com/itsfoulplay Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 6 March 2024

S32 Ep3: Just Family Business

In this episode, we unravel the decades-long mystery surrounding the disappearance of Aundria Bowman and the interconnected web of crimes committed by Dennis Bowman. This journey takes us through a chilling narrative of amateur sleuths Cathy Terkanian and Carl Koppelman, whose tireless investigation exposes a sinister pattern of violence hidden beneath the facade of an ordinary family life. The discovery of a concrete slab in the garden of Bowman's property becomes a pivotal moment, leading to a series of revelations that would ultimately bring closure to multiple unsolved cases.The episode also delves into the harrowing tale of Peggy Johnson, whose tragic fate was intertwined with Bowman's history of abuse and murder. With the aid of DNA technology and genealogical research, authorities are finally able to connect the dots, resulting in Bowman's arrest for crimes spanning across states and decades. This story is not just about the pursuit of justice; it's a testament to the perseverance of those who refuse to let the truth remain buried. Through detailed investigative work and a bit of serendipity, Cathy and Carl’s efforts highlight the impact of dedicated individuals in solving crimes that had long been consigned to cold case files.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 28 February 2024

S32 Ep2: Just Family Business

In this second installment of Just Family Busines, the focus narrows on the enigmatic disappearance of Aundria Bowman in 1989. With the advent of social media, new avenues open for investigation, leading Cathy Terkanian and Carl Koppelman to challenge the deceptive calm surrounding Dennis Bowman, Aundria's adoptive father. Their relentless pursuit uncovers a disturbing trail of past transgressions, linking Dennis to a series of allegations and cold cases that reveal a pattern of violent behavior meticulously hidden behind the facade of normalcy.As the investigation intensifies, the narrative unfolds revealing a complex web of deceit, abuse, and manipulation. The determination of Cathy and Carl brings to light shocking revelations about the man who posed as a devoted family man, as they edge closer to the truth about Aundria's fate. This episode of the series is a testament to the power of perseverance and the quest for justice, as it navigates through the dark secrets of a seemingly average family, exposing the monstrous reality lurking beneath. Join us in piecing together a decades-spanning puzzle, where every discovery moves us closer to solving a deeply haunting mystery.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 21 February 2024

S32 Ep1: Just Family Business

In the gripping season opener of Season 32, Just Family Business, we embark on a chilling journey through a decades-old mystery. Episode 1 introduces us to a seemingly ordinary family caught in an extraordinary and sinister predicament. The disappearance of Aundria Bowman unravels a tapestry of secrets, deceit, and a cold case that refused to die. As amateur sleuths and unexpected twists bring us closer to a disturbing truth, this three-part saga promises to delve deep into the heart of darkness that lies beneath the facade of just family business. Join us as we peel back the layers of a story where hope battles despair and the quest for truth confronts the specter of the past. This is more than a tale of crime; it's a profound exploration of family, loss, and the relentless pursuit of justice.itsfoulplay.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 14 February 2024

S2 Ep91: Sister Cathy, Slides of Hope: A Doctor's Quest for Justice

In this episode, recorded as 2022 drew to a close, Shane and Gemma are joined in Maryland by Catherine Rentz, a seasoned journalist and producer from Maryland. Also present is, John Benam, the esteemed Director of Photography known for his work on "The Keepers."Catherine Rentz takes us deep into the heart of a story that unravels like a tapestry of mystery against the backdrop of 1970s Maryland. At the center of this narrative is a doctor whose meticulous preservation of evidence from sex crimes forms a crucial bridge to solving cold cases that seemed forever lost to time. His extraordinary collection, meticulously cataloged on microscope slides and glass tubes, harbors DNA evidence vital to cracking cases of 'stranger rape' and other heinous crimes, many of which had their original evidence tragically destroyed or mishandled.Through Catherine's eyes, we delve into her investigative journey, uncovering the significance of this unparalleled collection and its pivotal role in the pursuit of justice.This episode does not shy away from the darker corners of human history and the search for truth. We discuss the chilling indifference and alleged complicity of Police in a massive pedophile ring orchestrated by Father Maskell, highlighting the pressing need for transparency and external oversight in the DNA testing process.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comLearn more about Catherine Rentz at https://www.catherinerentz.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 12 February 2024

S31 Ep2: The Vanishing Blonde

In the gripping conclusion of our two-part series on the Vanishing Blonde, we delve deeper into the mysterious disappearance and subsequent investigation of Inna Budnystska. Private investigator Ken Brennan's relentless pursuit leads him down a path filled with twists, turns, and an unexpected suspect. With meticulous analysis and a keen eye for detail, Brennan uncovers shocking evidence that challenges initial perceptions and highlights the complexities of seeking justice.Listeners are invited to join us on this compelling journey as we uncover the layers of a case that captivated the nation.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 7 February 2024

S31 Ep1: The Vanishing Blonde

In Episode 1 of The Vanishing Blonde, a two-part series on Foul Play, we delve into the chilling and perplexing case of Inna Budnystska. Discovered in a Floridian construction site, Inna, a 21-year-old Russian woman, is found beaten, bloodied, and with no memory of the traumatic events that led to her state. As she regains consciousness in a hospital, her fragmented recollections and the severe injuries she sustained paint a horrifying picture of assault and abandonment. The episode unravels the complexities of Inna's life, her work on a cruise ship, and her stay at the Airport Regency Hotel, where she alleges the attack took place.The investigation intensifies as detectives explore Inna's claims and the hotel's security footage, uncovering a web of unanswered questions and suspicious details. Private investigator Ken Brennan's involvement adds a new dimension to the case, challenging conventional theories and prompting a deeper analysis of the evidence. The episode navigates through the intricate maze of the investigation, exploring potential motives, suspects, and the elusive truth behind Inna's harrowing experience.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 31 January 2024

S30 Ep3: What Happened to Tina Milford?

Tina‚Äôs murderer or murderers have never been found, in this episode we go through the suspects and the theories.Support our podcast by becoming a¬Ýpatron.Visit us¬Ýonline.Visit us on¬ÝFacebook,¬ÝInstagram,¬ÝTwitter, and¬ÝTikTok. Support this podcast at ‚Äî https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations

Transcribed - Published: 24 January 2024

S30 Ep2: What Happened to Tina Milford

After disappearing from her night shift at a Little Crickets convenience store in Anderson County, Tina’s body was found dumped just off Highway I-85 the following day. But what had happened to Tina Milford, and why? Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.

Transcribed - Published: 17 January 2024

S30 Ep2: What Happened to Tina Milford?

After disappearing from her night shift at a Little Crickets convenience store in Anderson County, Tina’s body was found dumped just off Highway I-85 the following day. But what had happened to Tina Milford, and why? Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.

Transcribed - Published: 17 January 2024

S2 Ep90: Sister Cathy, The Jesuit Seminarian

In this episode, Shane and Gemma dive into a new twist in the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy. They are joined by Ronnie Norpel, whose parents were friends with Gerry Koob, a Jesuit priest who was close to Sister Cathy and a person of interest in the case. Ronnie shares her shocking allegations against Koob, and reveals how he often brought Sister Cathy to her parents' house. What secrets did Koob and Sister Cathy share, and how are they connected to the dark web of corruption and cover-ups that surrounded her death? Here is the Baltimore Banner article mentioned in the episode. Visit us online at itsfoulplay.com Contact us: [email protected] You can contact Ronnie at [email protected] The book Ronnie published can be found at https://www.amazon.com/Baseball-Karma-Constitution-Ronnie-Norpel/dp/0692213643 The podcast trailers played: Navigating AdvocacyTrue Consequences

Transcribed - Published: 14 January 2024

S30 Ep1: What Happened to Tina Milford

Tina Milton went missing from her night shift in Little Cricket convenience store, Anderson County, on the 254 June 1983, leaving behind her shoes, her purse and her car. Her parents were convinced that Tina would not just leave her job for no reason, the police agreed. What happened to Tina Milford? Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Podcasts mentioned in this episode: Murder She ToldMusic City 911

Transcribed - Published: 10 January 2024

S30 Ep1: What Happened to Tina Milford?

Tina Milton went missing from her night shift in Little Cricket convenience store, Anderson County, on the 254 June 1983, leaving behind her shoes, her purse and her car. Her parents were convinced that Tina would not just leave her job for no reason, the police agreed. What happened to Tina Milford? Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Podcasts mentioned in this episode: Murder She ToldMusic City 911

Transcribed - Published: 10 January 2024

S29 Ep3: The Darknet Assassin: The Aftermath

In Episode 3 of The Darknet Assassin, the focus shifts to the aftermath of Amy Allwine's murder and the broader implications of the darknet's murder-for-hire schemes. The episode delves into the arrest and trial of Stephen Allwine, revealing his intricate web of deceit and the damning digital evidence that led to his conviction. Listeners are taken through the twists and turns of the trial, including Stephen's repeated attempts to maintain his innocence against overwhelming evidence. Simultaneously, the episode explores the efforts of Chris Monteiro, a cyber-sleuth, in unraveling the operations of Besa Mafia and its successor sites. Monteiro's investigation exposes the alarming reality of these platforms and the potential real-world consequences of their activities. His efforts, fraught with personal risk and ethical dilemmas, highlight the complexities of battling online criminal networks. The narrative weaves together these parallel stories, showcasing the disturbing interplay between virtual crimes and their tragic outcomes in the real world. Visit us online at itsfoulplay.com

Transcribed - Published: 3 January 2024

S29 Ep3: The Darknet Assassin, Part 3: The Aftermath

In Episode 3 of The Darknet Assassin, the focus shifts to the aftermath of Amy Allwine's murder and the broader implications of the darknet's murder-for-hire schemes. The episode delves into the arrest and trial of Stephen Allwine, revealing his intricate web of deceit and the damning digital evidence that led to his conviction. Listeners are taken through the twists and turns of the trial, including Stephen's repeated attempts to maintain his innocence against overwhelming evidence. Simultaneously, the episode explores the efforts of Chris Monteiro, a cyber-sleuth, in unraveling the operations of Besa Mafia and its successor sites. Monteiro's investigation exposes the alarming reality of these platforms and the potential real-world consequences of their activities. His efforts, fraught with personal risk and ethical dilemmas, highlight the complexities of battling online criminal networks. The narrative weaves together these parallel stories, showcasing the disturbing interplay between virtual crimes and their tragic outcomes in the real world. Visit us online at itsfoulplay.com

Transcribed - Published: 3 January 2024

S29 Ep2: The Darknet Assassin - The Tragedy of Amy Allwine

In Episode 2 of "The Darknet Assassin," we delve deeper into the unsettling case of Amy Allwine, a mother and active community member found dead in her Minnesota home. The investigation uncovers her idyllic life as a devout churchgoer, dog trainer, and family woman, which contrasts sharply with the dark revelation of a murder-for-hire plot against her. As the FBI and local police become involved, we explore the disturbing details of the Besa Mafia website, where an anonymous user, "Dogdaygod," orchestrated a sinister plan to eliminate Amy. The episode further reveals the intricate and alarming communications between "Dogdaygod" and the admin of Besa Mafia, outlining various murder methods and transactions. Amy's life takes a harrowing turn upon learning about these threats, leading to increased security measures at home. However, the plot thickens with the mysterious circumstances surrounding Amy's death, challenging the initial assumption of suicide. As new evidence comes to light, suspicions and theories abound, drawing listeners into a complex web of deceit, betrayal, and the dark underbelly of the internet. For more captivating stories and exclusive content, visit our website at itsfoulplay.com. Join us in unraveling the mysteries of the darknet and beyond. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Visit us on Facebook.

Transcribed - Published: 27 December 2023

S29 Ep1: The Darknet Assassin - Web of Deceit

Step into the enigmatic realm of the dark web in this gripping episode, where the eerie tale of the Darknet Assassin unfolds. This journey takes you deep into the heart of the internet's shadowy corners, a place where anonymity breeds nefarious activities, and the concept of a murder-for-hire service becomes a disturbing reality. We dissect the perplexing and often deceptive world of dark web marketplaces, unraveling how they operate under a veil of secrecy and the impact they have on their unwitting victims. As the narrative progresses, listeners are introduced to the intricate web of characters involved – from the operators of these sinister sites to the law enforcement agents tirelessly working to bring them down. We explore the chilling cases linked to these platforms, where the line between an elaborate scam and genuine criminal intent is alarmingly thin. The episode meticulously pieces together the puzzle, revealing the dark side of human nature and the digital age's new face of crime. For more captivating stories and exclusive content, visit our website at itsfoulplay.com. Join us in unraveling the mysteries of the darknet and beyond.

Transcribed - Published: 20 December 2023

S2 Ep 89: Sister Cathy, AG Report - A Tale of Abuse and Cover-Up

In this gripping episode, Shane delves into a harrowing and sobering topic: the extensive report by the Attorney General on child sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. With a meticulous approach, he reads and analyzes key sections of the report, shedding light on the distressing findings and the systemic failures that allowed such abuses to persist. The episode navigates through the intricate web of cover-ups, the indelible impact on victims, and the response (or lack thereof) from the church hierarchy. As Shane explores the report, he not only focuses on the facts and figures but also humanizes the narrative by discussing the real-world implications and emotional toll of these revelations. The episode, though challenging, is essential listening for those who seek to understand the depth of this crisis and the ongoing quest for justice and healing. Find us online at itsfoulplay.com Support the Sister Cathy Cesnik Fund, or find out more. To get connected with Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests go here.

Transcribed - Published: 13 December 2023

S2 Ep89: Sister Cathy, AG Report - A Tale of Abuse and Cover-Up

In this gripping episode, Shane delves into a harrowing and sobering topic: the extensive report by the Attorney General on child sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. With a meticulous approach, he reads and analyzes key sections of the report, shedding light on the distressing findings and the systemic failures that allowed such abuses to persist. The episode navigates through the intricate web of cover-ups, the indelible impact on victims, and the response (or lack thereof) from the church hierarchy. As Shane explores the report, he not only focuses on the facts and figures but also humanizes the narrative by discussing the real-world implications and emotional toll of these revelations. The episode, though challenging, is essential listening for those who seek to understand the depth of this crisis and the ongoing quest for justice and healing. Find us online at itsfoulplay.com Support the Sister Cathy Cesnik Fund, or find out more. To get connected with Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests go here.

Transcribed - Published: 13 December 2023

S2 E88: Sister Cathy, Reflections on the Attorney General's Report on Clergy Abuse

In this thought-provoking episode of Foul Play, hosts Gemma and Shane delve into the profound implications of the Maryland Attorney General's recent report on clergy abuse. Joined by advocate and paralegal Mary Beth and survivor Kim, the episode offers an in-depth analysis of the report's findings and its impact on the ongoing struggle of survivors. Listeners will be drawn into a heart-rending discussion about how the report sheds light on the traumatic experiences of abuse survivors and the steps taken by the Archdiocese of Baltimore in response to these revelations. The conversation critically examines the Archdiocese's decision to file for bankruptcy, exploring how this move affects the survivors and their quest for justice. Throughout the episode, Gemma, Shane, and their guests navigate the emotional landscapes of both survivors and the accused. This episode is more than just a recounting of events; it serves as a resonant call to action, encouraging survivors to come forward and demand accountability from the Archdiocese. This episode is a poignant tribute to Sister Cathy and a powerful voice for those who have been silenced, making it an essential listen for anyone seeking to understand this tragic and unresolved story. Find us online at itsfoulplay.com Mary Beth works at Jenner Law. Support the Sister Cathy Cesnik Fund, or find out more. To get connected with Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests go here.

Transcribed - Published: 6 December 2023

S2 Ep88: Sister Cathy, Reflections on the Attorney General's Report on Clergy Abuse

In this thought-provoking episode of Foul Play, hosts Gemma and Shane delve into the profound implications of the Maryland Attorney General's recent report on clergy abuse. Joined by advocate and paralegal Mary Beth and survivor Kim, the episode offers an in-depth analysis of the report's findings and its impact on the ongoing struggle of survivors. Listeners will be drawn into a heart-rending discussion about how the report sheds light on the traumatic experiences of abuse survivors and the steps taken by the Archdiocese of Baltimore in response to these revelations. The conversation critically examines the Archdiocese's decision to file for bankruptcy, exploring how this move affects the survivors and their quest for justice. Throughout the episode, Gemma, Shane, and their guests navigate the emotional landscapes of both survivors and the accused. This episode is more than just a recounting of events; it serves as a resonant call to action, encouraging survivors to come forward and demand accountability from the Archdiocese. This episode is a poignant tribute to Sister Cathy and a powerful voice for those who have been silenced, making it an essential listen for anyone seeking to understand this tragic and unresolved story. Find us online at itsfoulplay.com Mary Beth works at Jenner Law. Support the Sister Cathy Cesnik Fund, or find out more. To get connected with Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests go here.

Transcribed - Published: 6 December 2023

S28 E3: The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, Part 3

In the gripping final installment of The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, Part 3 on Foul Play: Crime Series, we delve into the heart of darkness that engulfed the small town of Texarkana. This episode takes you on a chilling journey through the twisted paths and dead ends of one of history's most baffling and terrifying unsolved mysteries. As the community reels under the shadow of a ruthless killer, we explore the intricate web of suspects, the psychological profile of the murderer, and the haunting impact of these crimes on the town and its people. The line between myth and reality blurs as we scrutinize each clue and lead, unveiling the complex layers of this enigmatic case. Join us as we traverse the murky waters of fear, suspicion, and intrigue, shedding light on the various theories and suspects that emerged during the investigation. From the chilling modus operandi of the killer to the numerous suspects who captured the public's imagination, we dive deep into the psyche of the elusive Phantom. As we edge closer to the conclusion, the question remains: who was the real Phantom Killer? This episode promises to keep you on the edge of your seat, offering insights that challenge what we think we know about the darkest corners of human nature. Don't miss this heart-stopping finale of The Phantom Killer of Texarkana series. Visit our website at itsfoulplay.com for more intriguing episodes and join our community of mystery and true crime enthusiasts. Stay tuned, stay safe, and keep exploring the mysteries that lie just beyond our grasp. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Visit us online.

Transcribed - Published: 29 November 2023

S28 Ep3: The Phantom Killer of Texarkana

In the gripping final installment of The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, Part 3 on Foul Play: Crime Series, we delve into the heart of darkness that engulfed the small town of Texarkana. This episode takes you on a chilling journey through the twisted paths and dead ends of one of history's most baffling and terrifying unsolved mysteries. As the community reels under the shadow of a ruthless killer, we explore the intricate web of suspects, the psychological profile of the murderer, and the haunting impact of these crimes on the town and its people. The line between myth and reality blurs as we scrutinize each clue and lead, unveiling the complex layers of this enigmatic case. Join us as we traverse the murky waters of fear, suspicion, and intrigue, shedding light on the various theories and suspects that emerged during the investigation. From the chilling modus operandi of the killer to the numerous suspects who captured the public's imagination, we dive deep into the psyche of the elusive Phantom. As we edge closer to the conclusion, the question remains: who was the real Phantom Killer? This episode promises to keep you on the edge of your seat, offering insights that challenge what we think we know about the darkest corners of human nature. Don't miss this heart-stopping finale of The Phantom Killer of Texarkana series. Visit our website at itsfoulplay.com for more intriguing episodes and join our community of mystery and true crime enthusiasts. Stay tuned, stay safe, and keep exploring the mysteries that lie just beyond our grasp. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Visit us online.

Transcribed - Published: 29 November 2023

S28 E2: The Phantom Killer of Texarkana

In this suspenseful second episode of the Foul Play: Crime Series podcast titled "The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, Part 2," we delve deeper into the harrowing tale of a series of brutal attacks that terrorized the small town of Texarkana in 1946. This episode takes you through the unnerving investigation and the scant evidence that baffled authorities. As the town grapples with fear, we explore the unique challenges posed by Texarkana's geographical location and its impact on law enforcement efforts. Witness how the community's reaction to these crimes ranged from extreme vigilance to paralyzing fear, with families resorting to extraordinary measures for safety. We recount the grisly details of each attack, from the lovers' lanes to an isolated farmhouse, and examine the aftermath of this chilling spree. The episode offers a deep dive into the law enforcement's struggles with limited forensic capabilities and the complexities of inter-state policing, providing insights into the psychological and societal impact of the Phantom's reign of terror. As we unravel the intricate layers of this dark chapter in Texarkana's history, "The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, Part 2" is not just a recounting of events but a journey into the heart of a community forever changed by fear and uncertainty. For true crime enthusiasts seeking an immersive experience into one of America’s most haunting mysteries, this episode promises to be a compelling and thought-provoking listen. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Transcribed - Published: 22 November 2023

S28 Ep2: The Phantom Killer of Texarkana

In this suspenseful second episode of the Foul Play: Crime Series podcast titled "The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, Part 2," we delve deeper into the harrowing tale of a series of brutal attacks that terrorized the small town of Texarkana in 1946. This episode takes you through the unnerving investigation and the scant evidence that baffled authorities. As the town grapples with fear, we explore the unique challenges posed by Texarkana's geographical location and its impact on law enforcement efforts. Witness how the community's reaction to these crimes ranged from extreme vigilance to paralyzing fear, with families resorting to extraordinary measures for safety. We recount the grisly details of each attack, from the lovers' lanes to an isolated farmhouse, and examine the aftermath of this chilling spree. The episode offers a deep dive into the law enforcement's struggles with limited forensic capabilities and the complexities of inter-state policing, providing insights into the psychological and societal impact of the Phantom's reign of terror. As we unravel the intricate layers of this dark chapter in Texarkana's history, "The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, Part 2" is not just a recounting of events but a journey into the heart of a community forever changed by fear and uncertainty. For true crime enthusiasts seeking an immersive experience into one of America’s most haunting mysteries, this episode promises to be a compelling and thought-provoking listen. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Transcribed - Published: 22 November 2023

S28 Ep1: The Phantom Killer of Texarkana

In the premiere episode of this Season on The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, we travel back to the year 1946. The small, tranquil city of Texarkana is caught in the grip of terror as a masked predator known as the Phantom Killer emerges, leaving a trail of unspeakable crimes in the moonless night. From lovers' lanes to the quiet of a home, no place is safe from the Phantom's reach. This episode takes listeners through the haunting events as they unfolded—from the first attacks on unsuspecting couples to the chilling home invasion that left the community paralyzed with fear. Join us as we piece together the horrifying details of the Phantom's brutal assaults and murders, diving into a series of crimes that remain unsolved to this day. We explore the anguish and chaos that ensued, the eerie silence of a predator who vanished as mysteriously as he appeared, and the relentless pursuit for justice by the authorities, Texas Rangers, and FBI. Foul Play brings to life the dark shadow that fell over Texarkana. Stay tuned for the shocking twists, the cloud of paranoia, and the legacy of fear that the Phantom Killer left behind. Will the identity of the masked murderer ever be revealed, or will he remain an enigma, lurking in the annals of true crime mystery? Tune in to find out. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Transcribed - Published: 15 November 2023

S27 Ep2: The Monster of Florence

Hello friends and welcome back to Foul Play and our chilling exploration of the Monster of Florence, the elusive serial killer who terrorized the picturesque hills of Tuscany, leaving a trail of mutilated bodies and shattered lives in his wake. In this second episode of our series, we'll delve into the labyrinth of investigations, theories, and findings that have emerged in the decades since these heinous crimes first shocked the world. Join us as we attempt to unravel the tangled web of this sinister mystery. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.

Transcribed - Published: 8 November 2023

S27 Ep1: The Monster of Florence

Hello Friend and welcome to Foul play, where we explore chilling mysteries that have remained unsolved for decades. In this two-part series, we'll be delving into the dark and terrifying story of the Monster of Florence, a serial killer who brutally murdered 16 people in the romantic hills of Tuscany between 1968 and 1985. In today's episode, we will focus on the gruesome crimes committed by the Monster and attempt to understand the possible motives behind these horrifying acts. Visit us online at itsfoulplay.com Episode Sponsor: Don't let this clue slip away. Head to FactorMeals.com/foulplay50 and use code foulplay50 to get 50% off!

Transcribed - Published: 1 November 2023

Behind the Bloodstains with Jo Millington

In this special episode of "Foul Play: Crime Series," recorded live from Crimecon in Glasgow, we're excited to sit down with the formidable Jo Millington, a forensic scientist with over 25 years of experience. Jo will guide us through her incredible journey—from her early days in Scotland, specializing in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA), to working on high-profile cases in London's Forensic Science Service and her own consultancy. She'll also discuss her impactful work with Inside Justice, a charity focused on investigating potential miscarriages of justice. As we delve into the complex world of forensics, Jo will share insights on how science plays a critical role in solving crimes and even correcting wrongful convictions. Fans of popular crime dramas are also in for a treat, as Jo peels back the curtain on her role as a forensic advisor for TV shows like 'Silent Witness.' Whether you're a true-crime aficionado or just intrigued by the science that solves crimes, this episode promises to be a riveting exploration of the forensics field. If you want to learn moare about Blood Pattern Analysis, head over to Jo’s page and enter FOULPLAY50 at checkout for a whopping 50% discount. There also some free resources on Jo’s website. (Please note that the discount is only available to the first 50 people to sign up, so don’t wait or you might miss out) Here are more resources: SPATTER/ED | BPA TRAINING & EDUCATION Investigating Miscarriages of Justice - Inside Justice Millington Hingley | Forensics Consultants http://www.spattered.co.uk/intro-to-bpa-online Shane and Wendy will be attending Crimecon UK again next year - if you're interested in attending learn more at Crimecon.co.uk and use code FOULPLAY for 10% off.

Transcribed - Published: 26 October 2023

S2 Ep87: Bankruptcy and Betrayal [How Bankruptcy Shields Predators]

Who Stands to Gain? The Complex Web of Archdiocesan Bankruptcies and Sister Cathy’s Unsolved Murder After funneling an extensive amount of resources into fighting against survivors in Maryland to preserve the statute of limitations, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has now opened a new legal front—filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Astoundingly, the archdiocese seems willing to spend millions more in legal and court fees to essentially carve out their own type of statute of limitations, a privilege that bankruptcy can afford them. This unsettling move is not unique to Baltimore; it's part of a wider pattern with 30 other archdioceses across the United States following suit. As this unfolds, Shane Waters and Gemma Hoskins reunite in Episode 87 of Foul Play: Crime Series to continue their dedicated investigation into who killed Sister Cathy. Kicking off Season 2 back in September 2018, we've now arrived at a critical juncture that compels us to ask: Who had the most to gain from Sister Cathy's tragic death? In this episode, listeners will be guided through the labyrinthine world of bankruptcy filings, legal strategies, and the disturbing lengths to which these religious institutions are willing to go to avoid accountability. The timing of these bankruptcy filings is not coincidental; it has the potential to thwart ongoing investigations and silence survivors indefinitely. Shane and Gemma dig deep into the financial intricacies and legal loopholes that these archdioceses are exploiting. Alongside this, they also scrutinize the possible connections between Sister Cathy's unsolved murder and the powerful entities now using bankruptcy as a shield. As financial power plays become a focal point, this episode doesn't just scratch the surface; it delves deep into the complex machinations that could be hiding the truth behind Sister Cathy's murder. Don’t miss this compelling episode that seeks to unravel the complex tapestry of legal and moral questions surrounding one of the most puzzling cold cases in Maryland. Your engagement and thirst for the truth are what make this work possible. Subscribe, share, and stay vigilant as we continue to seek answers and justice. Thank you for being a part of this journey. Support the Sister Cathy Cesnik Fund, or find out more. To get connected with Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests go here. Here is the article referenced in the podcast.

Transcribed - Published: 24 October 2023

Maze of Secrets

...1 eerie corn maze... ...9 haunting figures... ...9 spine-tingling tales... ...Will YOU find your way out? This holiday season, step into a labyrinth of shadows and suspense with Shane Waters as your guide. In this chilling collaboration, you'll encounter the hosts of 9 acclaimed true crime podcasts, each offering a dark tale and a life lesson to send shivers down your spine. This is not just a special episode; it's an immersive journey through a maze of twisted paths and unsolved mysteries. So, lift your lantern high and venture into 'Maze of Secrets'... ...but be warned... ...not everyone makes it to the end… Prepare to get lost in the stories, but find yourself in their lessons. It's an odyssey of crime, mystery, and eerie life lessons that you won't soon forget. This is Shane’s 5th holiday collaboration. If you dare to walk this twisted path with us, you're in for a night you'll never forget. Are you ready? Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: Frightful Marooned Rotten to the Core Murder, She Told Obscura Crimelines Once Upon a Crime The Trail Went Cold Foul Play: Crime Series Listen to the other holiday collaborations here.

Transcribed - Published: 24 October 2023

S2 Ep87: Sister Cathy, Bankruptcy and Betrayal [How Bankruptcy Shields Predators]

Who Stands to Gain? The Complex Web of Archdiocesan Bankruptcies and Sister Cathy’s Unsolved Murder. After funneling an extensive amount of resources into fighting against survivors in Maryland to preserve the statute of limitations, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has now opened a new legal front—filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Astoundingly, the archdiocese seems willing to spend millions more in legal and court fees to essentially carve out their own type of statute of limitations, a privilege that bankruptcy can afford them. This unsettling move is not unique to Baltimore; it's part of a wider pattern with 30 other archdioceses across the United States following suit. As this unfolds, Shane Waters and Gemma Hoskins reunite in Episode 87 of Foul Play: Crime Series to continue their dedicated investigation into who killed Sister Cathy. Kicking off Season 2 back in September 2018, we've now arrived at a critical juncture that compels us to ask: Who had the most to gain from Sister Cathy's tragic death? In this episode, listeners will be guided through the labyrinthine world of bankruptcy filings, legal strategies, and the disturbing lengths to which these religious institutions are willing to go to avoid accountability. The timing of these bankruptcy filings is not coincidental; it has the potential to thwart ongoing investigations and silence survivors indefinitely. Shane and Gemma dig deep into the financial intricacies and legal loopholes that these archdioceses are exploiting. Alongside this, they also scrutinize the possible connections between Sister Cathy's unsolved murder and the powerful entities now using bankruptcy as a shield. As financial power plays become a focal point, this episode doesn't just scratch the surface; it delves deep into the complex machinations that could be hiding the truth behind Sister Cathy's murder. Don’t miss this compelling episode that seeks to unravel the complex tapestry of legal and moral questions surrounding one of the most puzzling cold cases in Maryland. Your engagement and thirst for the truth are what make this work possible. Subscribe, share, and stay vigilant as we continue to seek answers and justice. Thank you for being a part of this journey. Support the Sister Cathy Cesnik Fund, or find out more. To get connected with Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests go here. Here is the article referenced in the podcast. Find us ⁠online.⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠. Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠. Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!

Transcribed - Published: 20 October 2023

S2 Ep87: Sister Cathy, Bankruptcy and Betrayal - How Bankruptcy Shields Predators

Who Stands to Gain? The Complex Web of Archdiocesan Bankruptcies and Sister Cathy’s Unsolved Murder. After funneling an extensive amount of resources into fighting against survivors in Maryland to preserve the statute of limitations, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has now opened a new legal front—filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Astoundingly, the archdiocese seems willing to spend millions more in legal and court fees to essentially carve out their own type of statute of limitations, a privilege that bankruptcy can afford them. This unsettling move is not unique to Baltimore; it's part of a wider pattern with 30 other archdioceses across the United States following suit. As this unfolds, Shane Waters and Gemma Hoskins reunite in Episode 87 of Foul Play: Crime Series to continue their dedicated investigation into who killed Sister Cathy. Kicking off Season 2 back in September 2018, we've now arrived at a critical juncture that compels us to ask: Who had the most to gain from Sister Cathy's tragic death? In this episode, listeners will be guided through the labyrinthine world of bankruptcy filings, legal strategies, and the disturbing lengths to which these religious institutions are willing to go to avoid accountability. The timing of these bankruptcy filings is not coincidental; it has the potential to thwart ongoing investigations and silence survivors indefinitely. Shane and Gemma dig deep into the financial intricacies and legal loopholes that these archdioceses are exploiting. Alongside this, they also scrutinize the possible connections between Sister Cathy's unsolved murder and the powerful entities now using bankruptcy as a shield. As financial power plays become a focal point, this episode doesn't just scratch the surface; it delves deep into the complex machinations that could be hiding the truth behind Sister Cathy's murder. Don’t miss this compelling episode that seeks to unravel the complex tapestry of legal and moral questions surrounding one of the most puzzling cold cases in Maryland. Your engagement and thirst for the truth are what make this work possible. Subscribe, share, and stay vigilant as we continue to seek answers and justice. Thank you for being a part of this journey. Support the Sister Cathy Cesnik Fund, or find out more. To get connected with Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests go here. Here is the article referenced in the podcast. Find us ⁠online.⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠. Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠. Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!

Transcribed - Published: 20 October 2023

S2, Ep87: Bankruptcy and Betrayal [How Bankruptcy Shields Predators]

Who Stands to Gain? The Complex Web of Archdiocesan Bankruptcies and Sister Cathy’s Unsolved Murder After funneling an extensive amount of resources into fighting against survivors in Maryland to preserve the statute of limitations, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has now opened a new legal front—filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Astoundingly, the archdiocese seems willing to spend millions more in legal and court fees to essentially carve out their own type of statute of limitations, a privilege that bankruptcy can afford them. This unsettling move is not unique to Baltimore; it's part of a wider pattern with 30 other archdioceses across the United States following suit. As this unfolds, Shane Waters and Gemma Hoskins reunite in Episode 87 of Foul Play: Crime Series to continue their dedicated investigation into who killed Sister Cathy. Kicking off Season 2 back in September 2018, we've now arrived at a critical juncture that compels us to ask: Who had the most to gain from Sister Cathy's tragic death? In this episode, listeners will be guided through the labyrinthine world of bankruptcy filings, legal strategies, and the disturbing lengths to which these religious institutions are willing to go to avoid accountability. The timing of these bankruptcy filings is not coincidental; it has the potential to thwart ongoing investigations and silence survivors indefinitely. Shane and Gemma dig deep into the financial intricacies and legal loopholes that these archdioceses are exploiting. Alongside this, they also scrutinize the possible connections between Sister Cathy's unsolved murder and the powerful entities now using bankruptcy as a shield. As financial power plays become a focal point, this episode doesn't just scratch the surface; it delves deep into the complex machinations that could be hiding the truth behind Sister Cathy's murder. Don’t miss this compelling episode that seeks to unravel the complex tapestry of legal and moral questions surrounding one of the most puzzling cold cases in Maryland. Your engagement and thirst for the truth are what make this work possible. Subscribe, share, and stay vigilant as we continue to seek answers and justice. Thank you for being a part of this journey. Support the Sister Cathy Cesnik Fund, or find out more. To get connected with Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests go here. Here is the article referenced in the podcast.

Transcribed - Published: 19 October 2023

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