105 episodes

Daphne Woolsoncroft and Heath Merryman discuss haunting details of different disappearance and murder cases week by week. New episodes released every Tuesday evening PST!

Going West: True Crime Daphne Woolsoncroft

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 185 Ratings

Daphne Woolsoncroft and Heath Merryman discuss haunting details of different disappearance and murder cases week by week. New episodes released every Tuesday evening PST!

    Holly Cantrell // 103

    Holly Cantrell // 103

    In 2017, a 40-year-old woman never returned home after working at an Oklahoma hospital. When police reviewed the security footage, they saw her getting into a man’s truck and they drove off together- but she was never seen again. This is the story of Holly Cantrell.

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    *CASE SOURCES*

    https://obituaries.mcalesternews.com/obituary/holly-cantrell-1078504813

    https://www.bishopfuneralservice.com/obituary/holly-cantrell

    https://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/oklahoma-police-holly-cantrell-missing-pregnant-mom-body

    https://www.mcalesternews.com/news/skeletal-remains-identified-as-holly-cantrell/article_761ff0c0-52b6-11ea-8c7d-b39df0871a08.html

    https://www.bishopfuneralservice.com/obituary/4216025

    https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/crimefeed/missing/holly-cantrell--mother-of-3-with-secrets--vanished-in-broad-dayl

    https://www.mcalesternews.com/news/skeletal-remains-identified-as-holly-cantrell/article_761ff0c0-52b6-11ea-8c7d-b39df0871a08.html

    https://www.fox23.com/news/local/human-remains-found-2018-belong-missing-pittsburg-county-woman-sheriffs-office-says/MOHT7EWZVVAT7NLY5KAR77QFGA/

    https://people.com/crime/holly-cantrell-human-remains-pregnant-oklahoma-mother/

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    • 54 min
    Katelin Akens // 102

    Katelin Akens // 102

    In 2015, a 19-year-old visited her family home in Virginia for a few days before heading back to Arizona to start school. But after she was taken to the Virginia airport to go home, she sent a string of strange and uncharacteristic text messages to her loved ones and never boarded the plane. Between false alibis, suspicious phone records, and haunting evidence, this case proves to be incredibly bizarre and downright dumbfounding. This is the story of Katelin Akens.

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    *CASE SOURCES*

    https://fredericksburg.com/news/crime_courts/look-back-katelin-akens-disappeared-four-years-ago-today/article_f8797676-1793-11ea-852d-0b37c01d3369.html

    https://charleyproject.org/case/katelin-michelle-akens

    https://medium.com/the-mystery-box/puzzling-text-messages-what-happened-to-katelin-akens-d89ebbb2036f

    https://truecrimediva.com/katelin-akens/

    https://truecrimecrystals.tumblr.com/post/167875870935/19-year-old-katelin-akens-has-been-missing-from

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/one-woman-dead-another-missing-under-mysterious-circumstances_n_566729fbe4b08e945ff13545

    https://www.fox5dc.com/news/virginia-womans-disappearance-continues-to-puzzle-police-two-years-later

    https://truecrimedaily.com/2017/02/01/confession-or-cry-for-help-missing-teens-texts-conflict-with-locations/

    https://crimeola.com/katelin-akens-wiki-missing/ ( https://crimeola.com/katelin-akens-wiki-missing/ )

    http://darkmatter69.blogspot.com/2019/11/katelin-akens-virginian-gone-girl.html

    https://www.whitepages.com/name/James-D-Branton/Partlow-VA/Po8MmA6K18W

    https://fredericksburg.com/spotsylvania-jury-convicts-man-of-killing-heather-ciccone/article_cb89a8f4-2200-5f0d-80fd-0bfbcdd9d8f7.html

    https://heraldcourier.com/news/woman-charged-with-being-accessory-in-slaying-of-heather-ciccone/article_84e25cf2-e025-11e7-9d03-b76de14f1177.html

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    • 58 min
    Kanika Powell // 101

    Kanika Powell // 101

    *In 2008, a Maryland woman working in government security had a few strange visits to her apartment by unknown men. She never answered the door for them, but after coming back from running errands one afternoon, she was shot to death in the hallway of her complex. Was this murder related to her work, or was is the doing of a local serial killer who was haunting the area at this exact same time? This is the murder of Kanika Powell.*

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    *CASE SOURCES*

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41415227/kanika-t-powell

    https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/60zu3b/missing_women_of_color_in_the_united_states/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/9rmaf9/a_man_was_knocking_at_my_door_the_unresolved/

    https://truenoirstories.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/kanika-powell/

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45821449/sean-nicholas-green

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/sean-green-obituary?pid=146718453

    https://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/scott-jason-thomas.htm

    https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/7e0f60/the_murders_of_kanika_powell_and_sean_green/

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    • 42 min
    BONUS: Q & A with Heath and Daphne

    BONUS: Q & A with Heath and Daphne

    You asked, we answered! This was supposed to be at the end of episode 100 but it didn't fit. Happy Holidays to all and thanks for helping us get to 100 whole episodes!

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    • 48 min
    Carol Woolsoncroft // 100

    Carol Woolsoncroft // 100

    *In 1984 in Fort Myers, Florida, my mom's sister went missing after she planned to break up with her boyfriend. She wrote a letter to her parents while they were on vacation regarding her fears towards him, so they knew something was wrong when they returned home and she was nowhere to be found. Years later, he went on to murder more women- but her body has never been discovered. He’s known to have told people that the police would never find her. And upon his last questioning regarding her, he laughed and spit in the detectives face without saying a word. This is the disappearance of Carol Woolsoncroft.*

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    • 38 min
    The Texas Cadet Murder // 99

    The Texas Cadet Murder // 99

    *In 1995, a young and intelligent couple set out to kill a local girl who was “getting in the way” of their relationship. But after one of them told the story to a roommate the following year, everything came crashing down. This is the murder of Adrianne Jones and the story of the Texas Cadet Murder.*

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    *CASE SOURCES*

    https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/offenderDetail.action?sid=05706168

    https://caselaw.findlaw.com/tx-court-of-appeals/1007875.html

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7667911/adrianne-jessica-jones

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-killer-cadets/

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Customer Reviews

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185 Ratings

185 Ratings

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Hello from Quebec City!
Love your podcast! Keep up the good work!
I have been listening to true crime since a year or so and it still surprises me to see how bad people are.... and even more when they are not intelligent enough to cover their act if they don’t want to be caught.... or may be they think the are so clever...
Love your show!
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I came across your show on a Facebook group last week when you released the episode on your aunt. I got so hooked, I started binge listening to your podcast since then. I started on 100th episode and I am on the 73rd episode when I am writing this. You guys are everything I was looking for in a True Crime podcast. You are definitely in my top 5. 💕

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