Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is a podcast drama with a modern twist on old time radio that delves into the mystery of true cold cases and unsolved murders. With the help of an ensemble cast, follow our hosts as they take you on an entertaining journey through the crime scene, the investigation and attempt to solve the case. With many surprising plot twists, it’s important you start listening from the first episode of a cold case. New episodes are released every Tuesday. Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is a Spotify Original from Parcast.

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E83: “The Murder at Memorial Church” - Arlis P...
In October 1974, the body of 19-year-old Arlis Perry was found in Memorial Church in Palo Alto, California.
30 min
E82: “Saint Aubin Street Massacre” Pt. 2 - The ...
In 1929, Benny Evangelist, his wife, and their four children were found brutally murdered in their own home.
36 min
E81: “Saint Aubin Street Massacre” - The Evange...
On July 3, 1929, faith healer and cult leader Benny Evangelist was found sitting in his home office with his own severed head lying at his feet.
33 min
E80: Mary S. Sherman Pt. 2
World-renowned surgeon and cancer researcher Dr. Mary Sherman was found brutally murdered in her New Orleans apartment in 1964.
55 min
E79: Mary S. Sherman
On July 21, 1964, a fire was reported at the Patio Apartments in New Orleans.
46 min
E78: Wall Street Bombings
On September 16, 1920, an explosion went off at 23 Wall Street, killing 38 people and injuring hundreds more.
38 min
E77: Dorothy Jane Scott Pt. 2
After months of receiving terrifying phone calls from an anonymous caller, Dorothy Jane Scott was kidnapped in May 1980.
26 min
E76: Dorothy Jane Scott
In May 1980, Dorothy Jane Scott brought a coworker to the University of California Irvine Medical Center...and that’s the last time anyone saw her.
32 min
E75: The Black Donnelly Massacre Pt. 2
After the gruesome massacre of the Donnelly family, the trial to bring their killers to justice becomes chaotic.
39 min
E74: The Black Donnelly Massacre
The Donnellys were a family of Irish immigrants who moved to Canada and became outlaws in the 1800s.
29 min
E73: “A Fiendish Murder” Pt. 2 - Rita Bouchard
Months after the murder of Rita Bouchard, when the case seemed to be going cold, investigators hear a surprising confession from Rita’s neighbor, Raymond Patenaude.
34 min
E72: “A Fiendish Murder” - Rita Bouchard
On a chilly February day in 1947, news of an unidentified 17-year-old woman’s body shook the people of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
31 min
E71: The Servant Girl Annihilator Pt. 2
With Austin Texas in a panic, local authorities were desperate to quell citizens fears by prosecuting any suspect--perhaps even one they knew was innocent.
40 min
E70: The Servant Girl Annihilator
The Servant Girl Annihilator struck late at night, axing mothers while their children slept in the very same bed.
44 min
E69: Thomas Ince Pt. 2
Carter and Wenndy investigate the rumors and reporting around the mysterious death of movie producer Thomas Ince.
38 min
E68: Thomas Ince
It reads like a classic murder mystery.
33 min
Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 3
He was never caught.
50 min
Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 2
One of the first serial killers to write letters to the authorities, Jack the Ripper’s mail was memorable, to say the least.
44 min
Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 1
He's the world's most famous killer.
47 min
E67: The Beaumont Children Pt. 2
When the Beaumont children disappeared, Australia was permanently scarred, but they weren’t the only children to disappear around that time.
59 min
E66: The Beaumont Children
Their disappearance changed Australian parenting forever. Jane, Grant and Arnna Beaumont were last seen five minutes from home, playing at the beach.
50 min
E65: The Oakland County Child Killer Pt. 2
After the tragic deaths of four children, Oakland County was in a panic, and the Task Force was desperate, even engaging a celebrity psychiatrist to help catch the killer.
43 min
E64: The Oakland County Child Killer
In the 1970’s, the suburbs of Detroit were supposed to be safe.
40 min
E63: The Joan Robinson Hill Murder Pt. 2
Joan Robinson Hill's mysterious death left her wealthy father Ash Robinson desperate for justice.
41 min
E62: The Joan Robinson Hill Murder
Joan Robinson Hill, adopted daughter of a Texas oil baron, led a picture perfect life as a beautiful socialite and talented equestrian.
30 min
E61: The Peasenhall Murder Pt. 2
As a result of local gossip, William Gardiner is brought to trial for the murder of Rose Harsent.
34 min
E60: The Peasenhall Murder
The Peasenhall Murder is one of the most notorious unsolved murders in England.
35 min
E59: Bob Crane Pt. 2
People across America knew Bob Crane as a famous actor. Many others knew him for his sex scandals
21 min
E58: Bob Crane
Famed radio DJ and star of Hogan’s Heroes, Bob Crane was equally famous for his scandals.
30 min
E57: Elsie Paroubek Pt. 2
The search for Elsie Paroubek ended when her corpse was pulled from a Chicago canal.
35 min
E56: Elsie Paroubek
Though she died at only 5 years old, Elsie Paroubek captured the hearts of Chicago, with over two thousand people attending her funeral.
33 min
E55: Sir Harry Oakes Pt. 2
Voodoo. Gangsters. A family feud.
31 min
E54: Sir Harry Oakes
No one succeeds without ruffling a few feathers, and baronet Sir Harry Oakes was no exception.
24 min
E53: Alphabet Murders Pt. 2
Years after the murder of three young girls with matching first and last initials, advances in forensics bring new suspects to light.
38 min
E52: Alphabet Murders
Carmen Colon. Wanda Walkowicz. Michelle Maenza.
40 min
E51: Johnny Stompanato Pt. 2
Cheryl Crane stepped up to take the blame for her mother’s boyfriend’s death, but was she simply covering for her famous mother, silver screen blonde bombshell, Lana Turner?
40 min
E50: Johnny Stompanato
The official story is that gangster Johnny Stompanato was murdered by a 14-year-old girl.
28 min
E49: The Villisca Axe Murders Pt. 2
This week, Carter and Wenndy look deeper into a local feud and an alleged affair leading up the murders in Villisca.
43 min
E48: The Villisca Axe Murders
One night in the sleepy town of Villisca, Iowa, 8 people were hacked to death in their beds.
34 min
E47: The Atlas Vampire
When Lilly Lindestrom was found dead in Stockholm’s Atlas area, the police were baffled.
31 min
E46: The Good Hart Murders Pt. 2
Detectives Stearns and Flis hunt for the murder weapons in the Robison Family’s case - two guns that are strikingly hard to find, considering that most people in the woods of Northern Michigan at the time owned a gun.
32 min
E45: The Good Hart Murders
The Robison family was found shot to death in their summer cabin in the idyllic town of Good Hart.
34 min
E44: The Mystery of The Somerton Man|Tamam Shud...
The search for answers about the Somerton Man and the intriguing paper found in his pocket leads hosts Carter and Wenndy to the center of Cold War espionage.
41 min
E43: The Mystery of The Somerton Man|Tamam Shud
Australia, December 1948. A man is found dead on Somerton Beach.
37 min
E42: Monster of Florence Pt. 2
The Monster of Florence shook the hills of Italy so strongly that two separate task forces were assigned to the case.
38 min
E41: The Monster of Florence
When crime reporter Mario Spezi began a story on a murdered couple found in the Italian countryside, he had no idea what a wormhole this chilling tableau would open.
39 min
E40: Boy in The Box
In 1957, the corpse of a child was found in a box in Pennsylvania.
30 min
E39: Julia Wallace Pt. 2
It’s always the person closest to the victim.
39 min
E38: Julia Wallace
Knight to E-4. Checkmate.
37 min
E37: George Reeves Pt. 2
After his fiancé eerily predicted George Reeve’s death seconds before the gun went off, police wonder if there’s more to the story the very drunk witnesses are telling.
34 min
E36: George Reeves
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… an unsolved murder?
35 min
E35: Mary Rogers Pt. 2
Two months after Mary Roger's body was found in the Hudson River, her fiancée, Daniel Payne is found dead near the Hudson’s shore.
37 min
E34: Mary Rogers
Carter and Wenndy trawl for clues in the mystery of Mary Rogers.
36 min
E33: The Grimes Sisters Pt. 2
After the Grimes sisters’ corpses are discovered under a bridge, the police try to nail down the perpetrator amid a heavily mismanaged investigation.
40 min
E32: The Grimes Sisters
On a cold Chicago night, two Elvis-obsessed sisters go missing.
40 min
E31: Betsy Aardsma Pt. 2
An autopsy reveals that Betsy Aardsma was stabbed with near-surgical precision, leading state troopers to conclude the killer was a highly intelligent stalker.
28 min
E30: Betsy Aardsma
By all accounts, Betsy Aardsma was a normal girl.
24 min
E29: The Hall-Mills Murder Pt. 2
After a gruesome double murder, miscommunication between police departments compromises the crime scene, leaving the police nothing to go on but the lone witness – a local pig woman.
42 min
E28: The Hall-Mills Murder
Two corpses are found posed under a tree in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
33 min
E27: Zodiac Killer Pt. 2
After being brutally attacked by the Zodiac Killer, Cecelia Shepard gives a description of her attacker that becomes the basis for the famous police sketch.
31 min
E26: The Zodiac Killer
In the late 1960's and early 1970's, the self-proclaimed Zodiac Killer was responsible for at least five murders in Northern California.
32 min
E25: Gulielma Sands - The Manhattan Well Mystery
Three days before Christmas in 1799, a young woman named Gulielma Sands disappears the night she reveals she is to marry Levi Weeks.
45 min
E24: Lizzie Borden Pt. 2
Lizzie Borden is arrested and tried for the murder of her father and stepmother. In one of America’s most infamous murder trials, we are left with more questions than answers.
31 min
E23: Lizzie Borden
We have all heard the rhyme: “Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks; When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one".
25 min
E22: Mary Pinchot Meyer Pt. 2
Secrets come to light about Mary’s affair with President John F. Kennedy.
32 min
E21: Mary Pinchot Meyer
Was Mary the victim of random street crime or a conspiracy involving the most prominent men in the capital?
31 min
E20: Georgette Bauerdorf Pt. 2
Georgette Bauerdorf is found lying face-down in her bathtub by her housekeepers.
33 min
E19: Georgette Bauerdorf
Georgette Bauerdorf was a young socialite with a grand future until 1944, when she was found strangled to death and lying face down in her bathtub.
31 min
E18: Edgar Allan Poe Pt. 2 - A Rigged Murder
One hundred and sixty-seven years later, Edgar Allan Poe’s death remains a huge mystery.
46 min
E17: Edgar Allan Poe
Was he in the wrong place at the wrong time or the victim of foul play?
38 min
E16: Meet Carter & Wenndy - Bonus
Listen to learn more about our hosts, as they answer questions from listeners and tell their story.
9 min
E15: William Goebel Pt. 2 - “Boss Bill”
One of the most controversial politicians in United States history, William Goebel’s political moves as Senator adds more enemies to the list of possible murder suspects.
41 min
E14: William Goebel
William Goebel was the 34th Governor of Kentucky and remains the only Governor ever to be assassinated while in office.
31 min
E13: The Black Dahlia Pt. 2 - George Hodel
After her brutal and disturbing murder, Elizabeth Short became immortalized as the “Black Dahlia”.
33 min
E12: The Black Dahlia - Elizabeth Short
She wanted to be a Hollywood actress but instead she became one of the most famous murder victims in Los Angeles history.
28 min
E11: Benjamin Siegel Pt. 2 - "Flamingo"
Notorious American gangster, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s murder was front page news.
30 min
E10: Benjamin Siegel - “Bugsy”
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was a well-known American mobster.
27 min
E09: Phantom Killer Pt. 3 - A Trail of Blood
Fear of becoming the Phantom’s next victim, the once lively community of Texarkana becomes a ghost town.
33 min
E08: Phantom Killer Pt. 2 - Lovers' Lane
Texarkana becomes the hunting grounds for the ruthless, blood-thirsty serial killer local newspapers call the “Phantom.”
31 min
E07: The Phantom Killer
The Phantom Killer case is considered the number one unsolved murder case in Texas history.
23 min
E06: William Desmond Taylor Pt. 2 - Lights. Cam...
Chaos ensues at the crime scene when evidence is tampered with in an attempt to cover up the renowned director’s past.
35 min
E05: William Desmond Taylor
The first ever Hollywood murder leaves the film community and nation in shock.
25 min
E04: The Axeman Letter - Bonus
For the first time, we present the entire chilling letter written by The Axeman to the city of New Orleans.
6 min
E03: The Axeman Pt. 3 - A Wife's Revenge
The people of New Orleans believe they’ve seen the last of the Axeman killer, but he lays in wait for his next victim.
23 min
E02: The Axeman Pt. 2 - Hell: March 13, 1919
The Axeman writes a chilling letter to the New Orleans citizens with a peculiar offer they can’t refuse, causing more fear and panic to the city’s citizens.
25 min
E01: The Axeman
The Axeman of New Orleans is considered to be one of the top 10 serial killers of all time.
29 min
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