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  • 42 minutes 51 seconds
    Case 284: Widden Hill Farm
    *** Content warnings: Animal cruelty, gun violence ***

    43-year-old Graham Backhouse lived a peaceful life with his wife and children on Widden Hill Farm in Horton, England. But in 1984, a campaign of harassment directed at Graham left him fearing for his safety. 

    When his wife Margaret Backhouse becomes the victim of a targeted attack, investigators consider who could have a motive to hurt the loving couple. The focus soon turns on a neighbour, Colyn Beadle-Taylor, but all is not what it seems.

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    Narration – Anonymous Host
    Research & writing – Holly Boyd
    Creative direction – Milly Raso
    Production and music – Mike Migas
    Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn

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    18 May 2024, 7:16 am
  • 1 hour 14 minutes
    Case 283: Kris Kremers & Lisanne Froon
    When Dutch friends Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon set out for a six-week adventure in Panama in 2014, they were ready for the trip of a lifetime. But after failing to show up for a planned tour in the mountain town of Boquete, search parties sprung into action.

    Had the two young women gotten lost while hiking the popular Pianista trail, or was something more sinister at play?

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    Narration – Anonymous Host
    Research & writing – Elsha McGill
    Creative direction – Milly Raso
    Production and music – Mike Migas
    Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn

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    11 May 2024, 7:28 am
  • 1 hour 6 minutes
    Case 282: April Tinsley
    *** Content warnings: Child victim, sexual assault ***

    In 2004, several young girls around Fort Wayne, Indiana received handwritten letters threatening that they would be the next victim of a child killer.
    Authorities were immediately concerned. DNA from the letters matched samples they had stored from an unsolved crime that was committed more than a decade earlier – the murder of eight-year-old April Tinsley.

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    Narration – Anonymous Host
    Research & writing – Milly Raso
    Creative direction – Milly Raso
    Production and music – Mike Migas
    Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn

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    4 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 17 minutes
    Case 281: Bibaa Henry & Nicole Smallman
    *** Content warnings: Racial violence, sexual assault ***

    In June of 2020, London social worker Bibaa Henry decided to celebrate her 46th birthday with a picnic at scenic Fryent Country Park. Celebrations continued late into the night, until Bibaa and her younger sister Nicole Smallman were the only partygoers remaining. When both failed to return home the following day, their family was quick to raise the alarm. Their search would lead to a teenager who believed he’d made a deal with the Devil…

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    Narration – Anonymous Host
    Research & writing – Erin Munro
    Creative direction – Milly Raso
    Production and music – Mike Migas
    Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn

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    27 April 2024, 8:43 am
  • 26 minutes 10 seconds
    Case 280: The Stockton Arsonist
    *** Content warnings: Animal cruelty ***

    On a hot summer’s day in 1989, a father and son travelling through Stockton, California, discover a VHS tape left by the side of a road. When they take it home and decide to watch it, they make a disturbing discovery. The tape contains footage of a house burning to the ground and was apparently filmed by the arsonist who lit the fire.

    When investigators looking into the tape hit a series of dead ends, they enlist the help of popular television series Unsolved Mysteries, and the case becomes known as that of the infamous Stockton Arsonist.

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    Narration – Anonymous Host
    Research & writing – Erin Munro
    Creative direction – Milly Raso
    Production and music – Mike Migas
    Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn

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    20 April 2024, 8:10 am
  • 1 hour 13 minutes
    Case 279: Zebb Quinn
    In early January 2000, residents of Asheville, North Carolina were told to be on the lookout for 18-year-old Zebb Quinn after he failed to return home after finishing his shift at Wal-Mart. A co-worker of Zebb’s, Robert Jason Owens, claimed that Zebb had sped off after receiving a mysterious message on his pager. 

    Two weeks later, an unexpected breakthrough in the case presents some bizarre clues. But as twist after twist emerges, the prevailing question remains - did Zebb Quinn leave of his own accord, or was he the victim of foul play?

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    Narration – Anonymous Host
    Research & writing – Elsha McGill
    Creative direction – Milly Raso
    Production and music – Mike Migas
    Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn

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    13 April 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 6 minutes
    Case 278: Alma Tirtschke (Part 2)
    *** Content warnings: Child victim, sexual assault ***

    [Part 2 of 2]
    Colin Ross maintained his innocence for the murder of Alma Tirtschke right up until his execution. Could he have been telling the truth?

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    Narration – Anonymous Host
    Research & writing – Milly Raso
    Creative direction – Milly Raso
    Production and music – Mike Migas
    Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn

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    6 April 2024, 7:48 am
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    Case 278: Alma Tirtschke (Part 1)
    *** Content warnings: Child victim, sexual assault ***

    [Part 1 of 2]
    When 12-year-old Alma Tirtschke failed to return home after running an errand for her family, they were immediately concerned. Alma was a dutiful child who did what she was told and respected her elders.

    Alma’s final movements were retraced to an infamous saloon in the heart of Melbourne and its problematic owner, a man named Colin Ross.

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    Narration – Anonymous Host
    Research & writing – Milly Raso
    Creative direction – Milly Raso
    Production and music – Mike Migas
    Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn

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    30 March 2024, 8:48 am
  • 45 minutes 28 seconds
    Case 277: Linda Slaten
    *** Content warnings: Sexual assault, domestic violence ***

    Jeff and Tim Slaten woke on the morning of Friday, September 4 1981, to find their home teeming with police. Their mother, Linda, had been raped and murdered during the night. Neither brother heard a thing, and despite the killer having left pivotal evidence behind, it quickly became clear that this wasn’t an open-and-shut case.

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    Narration – Anonymous Host
    Research & writing – Milly Raso 
    Creative direction – Milly Raso
    Production and music – Mike Migas
    Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn

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    23 March 2024, 8:24 am
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
    Case 276: Claire Acocks & Margaret Penny
    May 3 1991, was a typical Friday for 58-year-old Margaret Penny. In the afternoon, she visited the Old London Coiffure in the heart of Portland, Victoria, for her weekly hair appointment with 49-year-old Claire Acocks. But when the two women are found stabbed to death in the salon’s shampoo room, the Portland rumour mill goes into overdrive. 

    Who could be motivated to commit such a brazen and vicious crime in the middle of the day, in the busiest part of town? And who was the “horrible man” with a hatred of hairdressers who had tormented Claire in the weeks before the crime? 

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    Narration – Anonymous Host
    Research & writing – Elsha McGill   
    Creative direction – Milly Raso
    Production and music – Mike Migas
    Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn

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    16 March 2024, 8:42 am
  • 1 hour 22 minutes
    Case 275: Michelle Hadley
    *** Content warnings: Sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking ***
    When Angela Connell met Ian Diaz, the pair began a whirlwind romance that quickly led to marriage and a growing family. But their newfound happiness was soon disturbed by a cyberstalking campaign with real world consequences.

    Angela and Ian told detectives from the Anaheim Police Department that they knew exactly who was behind the scheme: Ian’s ex-girlfriend, Michelle Hadley. But all was not as it seemed…

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    Narration – Anonymous Host
    Research & writing – Erin Munro & Eileen Ormsby
    Creative direction – Milly Raso
    Production and music – Mike Migas
    Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn

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    9 March 2024, 8:45 am
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