Murder In The Rain

Murder In The Rain

  • 55 minutes
    Bloggers Part 1: The Hit List

    Today, we’ll explore two unique cases where perpetrators took to the internet to bear their souls and how the cases relate; a vigilante killer in Washington state who was so floored by a devastating case out of northern Idaho that he took it upon himself to do the public a service and take justice into his own hands. Then we’ll dive into that northern Idaho case that left the nation holding their breath to see what would happen next. 

    Episode Host: Emily Rowney

    For photos and sources for today’s episode, check out the Murder in the Rain Episode Blog

    If you’d like more episodes of Murder in the Rain, Patreon members at the $5/mo+ level, gain access to exclusive episodes, ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more.

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    23 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 51 minutes 5 seconds
    Nine Strangers

    A Patreon Exclusive

    As Rob Thomas iconically said in the classic summer jam Smooth ”Man, it’s a hot one”. This summer has seen record temperatures across the country. Speaking of across the country, we’re once again headed out of town, hosting a booth and presentation at the True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival in Denver! Since we’re out and about, we’re sharing one of my favorite Patreon episodes, Nine Strangers. Not only is it a fascinating mystery surrounding the deaths of two mountain climbers in South America, but we hope it will chill you out with talks of elevation, snow, and freezing temperatures. 

    So what happens when nine strangers set out from across the US after a Portland-based climbing group puts together the climb of a lifetime? Elevation sickness, frustration, and eventually suspicious deaths. 

    Episode Host: Alisha Holland

    Check out this week’s episode blog for images and sources.

    If you’d like more episodes of Murder in the Rain, Patreon members at the $5/mo+ level, gain access to exclusive episodes, ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more.

    Join us this year at True Crime Fest Northwest in Portland, Oregon from August 30th through Sept 1st. You can get your tickets at TrueCrimeFestNorthwest.com! Use promo code RAIN10 for 10% off your tickets.

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    16 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 37 minutes 52 seconds
    Crime & Updates 8

    It’s the Murder in the Rain update episode! This is a time for us to give you updates on the cases we cover, share notable news stories and more! This week, you can expect to hear…

    • Update on Oregon’s accused serial killer Jesse Calhoun
    • Update on Alaska’s memory card killer Brian Steven Smith
    • Update on Lake Oswego dad Michael Meyden
    • Update on Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton
    • Update on Mia Zapata’s killer Jesus Mezquia
    • Summary of Olympic volleyball player Steven van de Velde and why the internet hates him
    • Update on Friend’s star Matthew Perry’s death

    Get involved: Justice for Girls | Petition · In Honour of Murdered and Disappeared Women: A Call To Preserve Evidence In Pickton Case - Canada · Change.org

    For images and sources for this week's episode, check out the episode blog.

    If you’d like more episodes of Murder in the Rain, Patreon members at the $5/mo+ level, gain access to exclusive episodes, ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more.

    Join us this year at the True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival July 12th-14th in Denver, Colorado! Don’t forget to use our code RAIN15 to get 15% off of your tickets. It’s a great time to connect with podcasts as well as families impacted by the cases we discuss. We had a blast last year and we think you will too. 

    Join us this year at True Crime Fest Northwest in Portland, Oregon from August 30th through Sept 1st. You can get your tickets at TrueCrimeFestNorthwest.com! Use promo code RAIN10 for 10% off your tickets.

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    9 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 53 minutes 50 seconds
    Satan's Son? Part 2

    Last week, I told the stories of eight, young Black women trafficked into sex work. All had been murdered in and around North Portland. These cases were presented to the Green River Task Force when no suspects emerged during initial investigations. It was found that none of the murders were connected to Gary Ridgway. Years later, the state would claim five of the women were connected to the same culprit. Today, I’ll detail how police eventually tracked down and arrested a man for four of the murders, employed flimsy-at-best DNA evidence, and how the law presented a generous and underhanded plea deal, which left some wondering if the closure of 4 unsolved cold cases was motivated by a district attorney’s election rather than justice.

    Episode Host: Alisha Holland

    For photos and sources for today’s episode, check out the Murder in the Rain Episode Blog

    If you’d like more episodes of Murder in the Rain, Patreon members at the $5/mo+ level, gain access to exclusive episodes, ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more.

    Join us this year at the True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival July 12th-14th in Denver, Colorado! Don’t forget to use our code RAIN15 to get 15% off of your tickets. It’s a great time to connect with podcasts as well as families impacted by the cases we discuss. We had a blast last year and we think you will too. 

    Join us this year at True Crime Fest Northwest in Portland, Oregon from August 30th through Sept 1st. You can get your tickets at TrueCrimeFestNorthwest.com! Use promo code RAIN10 for 10% off your tickets.

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    2 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 50 minutes 25 seconds
    Satan's Son? Part 1

    Starting in March 1983 and through June 1993, someone was killing young, black women and girls in North Portland. The victims weren’t acknowledged with much more than a blip in the paper. The killer wasn’t making the headlines as bombastic Ted Bundy was. He wasn’t prolific enough to warrant a task force like Gary Ridgway. He was a mentally ill man with an extensive criminal history, unmanageable addictions, and no memory of what he may have done. Today’s story isn’t about that man. It’s about his four confirmed victims, and his possible other victims. Next week, I’ll be sharing the story of the subsequent arrest, charges and jail time given to the man police felt could have been responsible for up to 25 murders and how once he was found guilty, his sentence left the family members of victims appalled. 

    Episode Host: Alisha Holland

    For photos and sources for today’s episode, check out the Murder in the Rain Episode Blog

    If you’d like more episodes of Murder in the Rain, Patreon members at the $5/mo+ level, gain access to exclusive episodes, ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more.

    Join us this year at the True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival July 12th-14th in Denver, Colorado! Don’t forget to use our code RAIN15 to get 15% off of your tickets. It’s a great time to connect with podcasts as well as families impacted by the cases we discuss. We had a blast last year and we think you will too. 

    Join us this year at True Crime Fest Northwest in Portland, Oregon from August 30th through Sept 1st. You can get your tickets at TrueCrimeFestNorthwest.com! Use promo code RAIN10 for 10% off your tickets.

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    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code RAIN for a great deal: happymammoth.com
    * Visit myeq.com and use code RAIN at checkout for 15% off!


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    25 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 40 minutes 23 seconds
    A Liar And A Dreamer

    Black powder dynamite is both efficient and hazardous. Its general commercial use is to clear land of large debris like boulders and tree stumps. Though it has only 20 to 30 percent of the explosive power of full nitro dynamite, if that power is multiplied and applied to a human body, the effect is devastating. 

    April 21, 1955, was the last day of Oliver Smith's life. Twelve sticks of black powder explosive had been bound with black tape and mounted to the underside of the driver's seat in Smith's 1952 Buick sedan. He'd been driving around Portland for two days, unaware of Death waiting beneath his seat cushion. Late that evening, Smith got into his car, turned the key, hit the starter switch, and died instantly in a blast that destroyed the vehicle and obliterated the 35-year-old attorney and new husband.

    Episode Host: Josh McCullough

    For photos and sources for today’s episode, check out the Murder in the Rain Episode Blog

    If you’d like more episodes of Murder in the Rain, Patreon members at the $5/mo+ level, gain access to exclusive episodes, ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more.

    Join us this year at the True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival July 12th-14th in Denver, Colorado! Don’t forget to use our code RAIN15 to get 15% off of your tickets. It’s a great time to connect with podcasts as well as families impacted by the cases we discuss. We had a blast last year and we think you will too. 

    Join us this year at True Crime Fest Northwest in Portland, Oregon from August 30th through Sept 1st. You can get your tickets at TrueCrimeFestNorthwest.com! Use promo code RAIN10 for 10% off your tickets.

    Follow us on:




    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code RAIN for a great deal: happymammoth.com
    * Visit myeq.com and use code RAIN at checkout for 15% off!


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    18 June 2024, 12:10 pm
  • 50 minutes 54 seconds
    Cold-Blooded, Calculated, Murder?

    In today’s case we explore a real whodunit in a little unincorporated community in Jackson county called Applegate, Oregon. In 2016 a shocking crime would take place on a local ranch and leave folks reeling when they learned that their little community could be the backdrop for a soon to be infamous crime. 

    Episode Host: Emily Rowney

    For photos and sources for today’s episode, check out the Murder in the Rain Episode Blog

    If you’d like more episodes of Murder in the Rain, Patreon members at the $5/mo+ level, gain access to exclusive episodes, ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more.

    Join us this year at the True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival July 12th-14th in Denver, Colorado! Don’t forget to use our code RAIN15 to get 15% off of your tickets. It’s a great time to connect with podcasts as well as families impacted by the cases we discuss. We had a blast last year and we think you will too. 

    Join us this year at True Crime Fest Northwest in Portland, Oregon from August 30th through Sept 1st. You can get your tickets at TrueCrimeFestNorthwest.com! Use promo code RAIN10 for 10% off your tickets.

    Follow us on:



    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code RAIN for a great deal: happymammoth.com
    * Visit myeq.com and use code RAIN at checkout for 15% off!


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    11 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 17 seconds
    Crime & Updates 7

    It’s the Murder in the Rain update episode! This is a time for us to give you updates on the cases we cover, share notable news stories, and more! This week, you can expect to hear…

    • Patreon Shoutouts! 
    • Murder in the Rains upcoming events, goings-on, and where to find us
    • Update on Seattle Police Department changes 
    • Update on the accused Oregon serial killer case
    • Update on the officers in the Manny Ellis case
    • News: Lake Oswego dad drugs girls at a sleepover
    • News: Yakima, WA rooster killings
    • News: Reedsport, OR salmon poaching


    For images and sources for this week's case, check out the Murder in the Rain episode blog.

    If you’d like more episodes of Murder in the Rain, Patreon members at the $5/mo+ level, gain access to exclusive episodes, ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more.

    Join us this year at the True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival July 12th-14th in Denver Colorado! Don’t forget to use our code RAIN15 to get 15% off of your tickets. It’s a great time to connect with podcasts as well as families impacted by the cases we discuss. We had a blast last year and we think you will too. 

    Join us this year at True Crime Fest Northwest in Portland, Oregon August 30th through Sept 1st. You can get your tickets at TrueCrimeFestNorthwest.com! Use promo code RAIN10 for 10% off your tickets.

    Follow us on:



    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code RAIN for a great deal: happymammoth.com
    * Visit myeq.com and use code RAIN at checkout for 15% off!


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/murder-in-the-rain/exclusive-content

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    4 June 2024, 3:38 pm
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    Hells Canyon

    Hells Canyon Redux

    Being that May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I wanted to share a story that would highlight violence against those in the AAPI community, then I remembered one of the first cases I covered, way back in September of 2019; The Hells Canyon Massacre. Since that time, the story has received more media coverage, and my research abilities have improved, so I wanted to revisit the case and share even more of the story of Hells Canyon and how it isn’t a hidden shadow in Oregon’s history, but rather a cornerstone to its racist foundation.  

    Episode Host: Alisha Holland 

    For photos and sources for today’s episode, check out the Murder in the Rain Episode Blog

    If you’d like more episodes of Murder in the Rain, Patreon members at the $5/mo+ level, gain access to exclusive episodes, ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more.

    Come visit us at CrimeCon 2024 in Nashville, TN this May 30th through June 2nd. Use code RAIN at checkout for 10% off your tickets.

    Join us this year at the True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival July 12th through 14th in Denver Colorado! Don’t forget to use our code RAIN15 to get 15% off of your tickets. It’s a great time to connect with podcasts as well as families impacted by the cases we discuss. We had a blast last year and we think you will too. 

    Join us this year at True Crime Fest Northwest in Portland, Oregon August 30th through Sept 1st. You can get your tickets at TrueCrimeFestNorthwest.com! Use promo code RAIN10 for 10% off your tickets.

    Follow us on:



    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code RAIN for a great deal: happymammoth.com
    * Visit myeq.com and use code RAIN at checkout for 15% off!


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/murder-in-the-rain/exclusive-content

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    28 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 45 minutes 36 seconds
    The Heat From The Bullet

    A veteran police officer was retired from law enforcement as the result of post-traumatic stress after his involvement in what was once the worst mass shooting in the United States. The next year, after testifying against a fellow officer in a high-profile murder case, he and his family moved from California to a quiet town in Washington. Two years later, he would endure a home invasion that may have been revenge against a cop thought by some to be a rat. Though he’d been found hogtied and shot in the head, his credibility in the incident was doubted by former colleagues who believed he may have staged the incident himself. This is the unsolved mystery of Doyle Wheeler.

    Episode Host: Josh McCullough

    For photos and sources for today’s episode, check out the Murder in the Rain Episode Blog

    If you’d like more episodes of Murder in the Rain, Patreon members at the $5/mo+ level, gain access to exclusive episodes, ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more.

    Come visit us at CrimeCon 2024 in Nashville, TN this May 30th through June 2nd. Use code RAIN at checkout for 10% off your tickets.

    Join us this year at the True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival July 12th through 14th in Denver Colorado! Don’t forget to use our code RAIN15 to get 15% off of your tickets. It’s a great time to connect with podcasts as well as families impacted by the cases we discuss. We had a blast last year and we think you will too. 

    Join us this year at True Crime Fest Northwest in Portland, Oregon August 30th through Sept 1st. You can get your tickets at TrueCrimeFestNorthwest.com! Use promocode RAIN10 for 10% off your tickets.

    Follow us on:




    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code RAIN for a great deal: happymammoth.com
    * Visit myeq.com and use code RAIN at checkout for 15% off!


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/murder-in-the-rain/exclusive-content

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    21 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 58 minutes 15 seconds
    Patreon Exclusive: Strange Things Are Afoot At The Circle K

    Today's episode is called Strange Things are afoot at the Circle K. Unlike a regular episode, Patreon allows us to venture out of the Pacific Northwest. And in this case, I will be taking us to Naples, Florida, where 20 years ago, within just a couple months of each other, two men in Naples, Florida disappeared. They didn’t have a ton in common except for both being young, hard working fathers. Another thing they have in common? The last time either of them was seen alive, they were being placed in the back of the same police officer's vehicle. Today I’ll be telling the stories of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos, and the last man seen interacting with them, Cpl. Steven Calkins.

    Episode Host: Alisha Holland

    For photos and sources for today’s episode, check out the Murder in the Rain Episode Blog

    If you’d like more episodes of Murder in the Rain, Patreon members at the $5/mo+ level, gain access to exclusive episodes, ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more.

    Come visit us at CrimeCon 2024 in Nashville, TN this May 30th through June 2nd. Use code RAIN at checkout for 10% off your tickets.

    Join us this year at the True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival July 12th through 14th in Denver Colorado! Don’t forget to use our code RAIN15 to get 15% off of your tickets. It’s a great time to connect with podcasts as well as families impacted by the cases we discuss. We had a blast last year and we think you will too. 

    Join us this year at True Crime Fest Northwest in Portland, Oregon August 30th through Sept 1st. You can get your tickets at TrueCrimeFestNorthwest.com! Use promo code RAIN10 for 10% off your tickets.

    Follow us on:



    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code RAIN for a great deal: happymammoth.com
    * Visit myeq.com and use code RAIN at checkout for 15% off!


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/murder-in-the-rain/exclusive-content

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    14 May 2024, 7:00 am
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