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A look into the lesser known murders and true crime of Colorado. Learn about dark tales from Colorado and the murderous history of the Mile High City. Contact the host at: coloredredpodcast@gmail.com and find the show on Facebook or Instagram @coloredredpodcast to see photos associated with each case.

Colored Red Laura Porritt

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 8 Ratings

A look into the lesser known murders and true crime of Colorado. Learn about dark tales from Colorado and the murderous history of the Mile High City. Contact the host at: coloredredpodcast@gmail.com and find the show on Facebook or Instagram @coloredredpodcast to see photos associated with each case.

    The Slide-Rock Bolter

    The Slide-Rock Bolter

    In this episode I change gears to talk about a deadly and fearsome mythological creature unique to Colorado, the Slide Rock Bolter. Miners and mountain folk, forever enraged by tourists romping into their towns, conceived this "cryptid" that swings down...

    • 9 min
    The Murder of Heather Dawn Church

    The Murder of Heather Dawn Church

    On September 17, 1991, thirteen year old Heather Dawn Church disappeared with few clues from her home in the distanced and quiet neighborhood of Black Forest near Colorado Springs. For years her case sat in mystery, as if she simply stepped out of the...

    • 42 min
    The Murder of Paige Birgfeld

    The Murder of Paige Birgfeld

    34 year old Paige Birgfeld went missing on Thursday, June 28, 2007. She left behind three children, a large home and several tumultuous relationships. Amongst Paige's scattered possessions along a highway were clues to a secret life that Paige lived to...

    • 34 min
    Historical Murders: A Look at Victor, CO

    Historical Murders: A Look at Victor, CO

    Brawls, riots, shootings and other drunken buffoonery are only a small part of this once large and bustling town of the Rocky Mountains. Victor, CO once boasted over 15 saloons and theaters and was home to around 20,000 people in its prime. The town and...

    • 16 min
    The Missing Men of Silver Plume

    The Missing Men of Silver Plume

    In 1987, Tom Young went missing after closing down his bookstore in Silver Plume, Colorado and walking off into the wilderness with his dog. Months later, in 1988, Keith Reinhard would rent the same shop space for his antique store and become obsessed...

    • 25 min
    Historical Murders: Brief History of the KKK in Colorado

    Historical Murders: Brief History of the KKK in Colorado

    The 1920's saw the takeover of Colorado by the KKK, from politics to local businesses, they had their stranglehold in the state. Colorado was also brought into the 20th Century by a barbaric lynching of a 16 year old boy named Preston Porter Jr. Learn...

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

gretna ,

Thoughtful Shivers.

I really love Laura’s podcast, her take on both modern and historical crime in Colorado is very well researched and presented. She paints a picture of the background of the events, clearly feels great sympathy and respect for those victimized, and presents a thoughtful coda about the effects of these events. Laura presents her take on famous cases, locally famous cases and some obscure cases that need to be remembered more.
I ended up finding the podcast by accident, so I hope reviews help to move it up Apple’s list for others interested in true crime, history, haunted places, society or any combination or offshoot of those topics can find it.
I always suggest a couple of episodes for a new listener to try a podcast on for size. I think The Lumber Baron Inn Murders and Haunting, The Murder of Kenia Monge, The Murder of Al Kite and The Bombing of Flight 629 represent the types of stories Laura tells, and I won’t lie, I deliberately chose some to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

Caz825 ,

Boring

The podcast is nothing great, its generic, and has nothing new to offer

Podcastique ,

Another true crime gem

Loving Laura’s take on Colorado true crime. Laura is clearly a thoughtful researcher/writer, delivering macabre details clearly & concisely. Pleasure to listen to!

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