WTOP’s American Nightmare Series

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“WTOP’s American Nightmare Series” is a podcast covering true crime stories in the Washington D.C. region.  Season 3, "Unknown Subject": For 9 years, he terrorized...

  • 50 minutes 44 seconds
    S3 EP9 - Final Chapter

    31 years after the Potomac River Rapist attacked his first victim, the detectives who solved the case are telling their story exclusively to WTOP American Nightmare Series Host Paul Wagner.

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    20 December 2022, 6:00 am
  • 13 minutes 10 seconds
    S1 E14: Appeal Denied

    The D.C. Court of Appeals has denied Daron Wint a retrial in his quadruple murder conviction. Hosts Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore sit down to talk about the three-judge panel's decision.

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    19 December 2022, 6:00 am
  • 4 minutes 8 seconds
    S3 EP8 - Breaking News

    Host Paul Wagner brings listeners a huge update about Giles Warrick that changes the course of...everything.

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    22 November 2022, 2:51 pm
  • 1 hour 13 seconds
    S3 EP 7 - Consciousness of Guilt

    When Giles Warrick is questioned by police in the hours after his arrest, the 60-year-old tells them he doesn't know how his DNA turned up at 10 different crime scenes in DC and Maryland. But, what will police find when they search his South Carolina home?

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    15 November 2022, 6:00 am
  • 1 hour 13 seconds
    S3 EP6 - Unmasked

    In November 2019, detectives from Montgomery County, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., make their way to Conway, South Carolina, where investigators are certain they will find their "unknown subject." They head to a ranch house on a rural country road where a 60-year-old man is living with his girlfriend. But, what will they find when they knock on the door?

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    8 November 2022, 6:00 am
  • 46 minutes 35 seconds
    S3 EP 5 - Going Down the Rabbit Hole

    By 2018, investigators had tired of waiting for another DNA cold hit and decided to hand the case to a cop named 'Smugs.' A young Montgomery County police officer who had already used genealogy to solve several high profile rape and murder cases. Crimes that had stumped detectives for years. Could 'Smugs' be the one to finally give a name to the Unknown Subject?

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    1 November 2022, 4:00 am
  • 49 minutes 41 seconds
    S3 EP4 - A Cold Hit

    As the nineties turned into Y2K Detectives Dean Combee and Joe Mudano were still trying to solve their cases. Years of investigating had gotten them nowhere until the FBI called with stunning news. DNA from all of the attacks had been linked to one man. A fact that floored the veteran investigators who never saw it coming.

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    25 October 2022, 4:00 am
  • 49 minutes 18 seconds
    S3 EP 3 - The Case That Wouldn't Break

    In the early to mid nineties, Montgomery County Police Detective Joe Mudano knew he had a ruthless rapist preying on women but he had no idea who he was. DNA linked a number of cases, but a clear description remained elusive. More maddening for Mudano was the fact the Unknown Subject seemed to have inside information. But how?

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    18 October 2022, 4:00 am
  • 1 hour 4 minutes
    S2 EP8: The Crandell siblings with Det. Nelson #2

    Part two of host Paul Wagner’s discussion with Tiffany, Darren and Luke Crandell, and Detective Bernie Nelson. In this episode, we go behind the scenes with the team on what it’s like creating a podcast. And Detective Nelson takes us deeper into the world of using genealogy to solve cold cases. 

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    11 October 2022, 5:55 pm
  • 37 minutes 28 seconds
    S3 - E2 - Kelly's Story

    Seven years before Christine Mirzayan was murdered in Georgetown, a man cut the phone lines to a house miles outside the city and raped a teenage baby sitter. The first in a string of similar attacks spread out over several years. Kelly survived that awful night and in this episode tells her harrowing story. A crime that was nothing like the murder in Georgetown.

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    11 October 2022, 4:00 am
  • 51 minutes 54 seconds
    S2 EP7: The Crandell siblings with Det. Nelson #1

    Tiffany, Darren and Luke Crandell join podcast host Paul Wagner and Detective Bernie Nelson to discuss their mother’s case. The conversation was the first time in 23 years all three Crandell siblings were together with the man who has never stopped looking for their mother’s killer.

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    4 October 2022, 4:00 am
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