32 episodes

The Family Ties is a new True Crime podcast created by two sisters on opposite ends of the United States focusing on crime committed against children. Distance may keep them apart, but the series creates the perfect backdrop to remain connected, engaged, and always learning about the newest and most up-to-date crime cases.

The Family Ties Podcast - True Crime Podcast Series Kelley Richey

    • True Crime

The Family Ties is a new True Crime podcast created by two sisters on opposite ends of the United States focusing on crime committed against children. Distance may keep them apart, but the series creates the perfect backdrop to remain connected, engaged, and always learning about the newest and most up-to-date crime cases.

    The Kendrick Lee Case

    The Kendrick Lee Case

    This week's episode, The Family Ties covers the murder of Kendrick Lee and the story from his surviving siblings. The news about this case just came to light in late October 2021, and the details are still coming out. Kendrick's 15-year-old brother made a call to police in October to report that he and his siblings had been abandoned and living in an apartment with the corpse of their younger brother since Thanksgiving of last year.
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    • 32 min
    The Dominick Calhoun Case

    The Dominick Calhoun Case

    In today's True Crime Podcast Episode, we discuss a case suggested by one of our listeners.

    The Family Ties Podcast brings you the case of 4-year-old, Dominick Calhoun, who died April 12, 2010, after having been beaten and tortured for days by his mother’s boyfriend for having wet his pants while on their couch.
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    • 30 min
    Homeschool vs Public School - What Are the Pros and Cons?

    Homeschool vs Public School - What Are the Pros and Cons?

    In this episode, Kelley is invited by the Jefferson Humanist Group to present on the subject of homeschooling for their organization. Kelley breaks down the history of homeschooling in the U.S. while discussing the pros and cons of this institution. With intent and purpose, she takes them on a journey through the good, the bad, and leaves them with her own hopes for the future of homeschooling.
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    • 47 min
    The 4 Children of Rick Roeber - True Crime Podcast Episode

    The 4 Children of Rick Roeber - True Crime Podcast Episode

    Check out our latest episode, where we discuss the case of Rick Roeber, a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, a "man of God", a recovering alcoholic, and a long-distance runner.
    In April of 2020, Roeber was accused of physically, emotionally, and sexually abusing his 4 children and was subsequently expelled from the House of Representatives.
    Learn about the case and other details as we explore this tragic case and give a voice to his 4 children.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Maxwell Schollenberger Case - True Crime Podcast Episode

    The Maxwell Schollenberger Case - True Crime Podcast Episode

    In this true crime podcast episode, we discuss the tragic case of Maxwell Schollenberger who was neglected, tortured, and murdered by his father Scott Schollenberger, and his father's fiancee, Kimberly Mauer.
    "Around noon on May 26, 2020, police in Annville, Pennsylvania discovered the emaciated body of 12-year-old Maxwell Schollenberger in his family’s home at 30 South White Oak Street.

    Max was found naked and smeared with feces, slumped across a filthy bed in a bedroom with feces caked on every surface. The human waste covering the room was so old, it had begun to grow mold. The bedroom in which he was held captive had no lights, and the shades covering the windows had been secured closed with duct tape. The bedroom door was locked from the outside with three metal hooks, and the windows were secured shut with screws. "

    Throughout this episode, we discuss the case and advocate for justice, law reform, and awareness to end child abuse and neglect. Sit back, listen, and join the family!

    Learn more about this case here: https://www.thefamilytiespodcast.com/the-maxwell-schollenberger-case/

    Watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/aMm56YfCFJo
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    • 37 min
    The Orrin & Orson West Case - True Crime Podcast Episode

    The Orrin & Orson West Case - True Crime Podcast Episode

    This week, we discuss the case of Orson West & Orrin West, two brothers who were reported missing on Monday, December 21 by their adoptive parents, Trezell West & Jaqueline West. 

    Throughout the video, we discuss what we know so far about the case, the mystery surrounding the two boys' disappearance, and information from neighbors and the FBI.
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    • 42 min

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