We're just your average couple, living normal lives, who happen to be obsessed with everything related to true crime. Shortly after relocating to the great Pacific Northwest, we realized there were stories upon gruesome stories to be told from this region. And we want nothing more than to share them with you.
So come join us every first and third Friday of the month as we take a deep look into the dark and twisted. It isn't for the feint of heart, but we promise it will be worth it.
And remember...what happens in the woods, stays in the woods.
Rodney and Wayne go to the Sheriff
When serial killers are apprehended, rarely is it because they turn themselves in. Not only did Wayne Adam Ford do just that when he walked into the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office, he made sure to have evidence with him to prove he had committed the crime. Evidence in the form of a severed woman’s breast belonging to his most recent victim in Southern California.
Over the course of a few days in early November of 1998, Ford gave information on multiple murders and victims that had detectives and investigators from counties all over the West Coast fighting for a chance to speak to him. His crimes were gruesome and not something that anyone will soon forget. Eventually he was connected to the deaths of 4 women, one of which is still unnamed.
Join us for the story of Wayne Adam Ford, serial rapist and killer, as we look at his life and crimes.
Don’t forget! We have a special Halloween collab episode with podcast Crimes and Closets coming out on October 30, 2020. Make sure to check them out at: www.crimesandclosets.com and anywhere you choose to listen to podcasts.
*Special Thanks to my stepmom Gwen for giving us her time and insight for this podcast!
Body parts kept in freezer
Co-workers, Neighbors shocked at charges
Ford Murder Trial
Parents of victims testify
Not mentioned, but definitely a good read with loads of information:
“Body Parts” by Caitlin Rother
No?! Not Bob the baker!
For years, Robert Hansen lived the perfect double life; a respected member of the community, a mild mannered and shy family man, an avid and record-setting hunter. But there was a monster inside that was capable of horrible and despicable acts towards women. The untamed state of Alaska proved the perfect backdrop for him to fulfill his fantasies of hunting prey. Some human, some animal.
With his family away and no one to stop him, “Bob the Baker” embarked on his “summer plan” ready to rape and kill to his hearts content. If it hadn’t been for one very brave victim and her escape from certain death, there’s no telling how long Robert Hansen would have been left unchecked.
Join us this episode as we go deep into the aptly named “Land of the Midnight Sun” and find what secrets lay in the frozen ground of the beautiful state of Alaska.
* Opening dialogue taken from this video
Some information from this episode:
Crimes and Closets Podcast -
Video - ID original : Mind of a Monster - *
Wife had no idea husband was a murderer -
Life after an encountering a serial killer -
Victims subjected to horrors -
Not mentioned in the podcast, but recommended:
“The Frozen Ground” motion picture from 2013 based on the crimes of Robert Hansen, currently available on Netflix.
I got the idea from Reader's Digest!
While the nation was still reeling from the Tylenol and Excedrin poisonings, another player from
Washington state emerged in 1991 with a scheme to use cyanide laced Sudafed to murder
After 3 victims become ill, and 2 of those victims unfortunately died, millions of capsules of
12-hour Sudafed are recalled. Just as before, when Stella Nickell killed, no clear connection
between the victims is found and motive can only be guessed at. Until the FBI have a family
member come forward with info, the killer almost succeeds in getting away with their crime.
As they say, blood isn’t always thicker than water.
Join Jess, Brice and a special guest this episode as we conclude the two part series on some of
the most notorious product tampering cases since it became a federal crime.
Also, our $50
Amazon Gift Card Giveaway has ended and we will announce the winner this episode.
Join our Discord Discussion September 18th 2020 at 8:00 PM PST
Some Info from this episode:
Motives and Murders episode https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4318746/
The New Detectives episode https://youtu.be/VGSV9w3TCBM
Recall Announced https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=O_4pAAAAIBAJ&sjid=RtMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1363%2C
Man arrested for cyanide poisoning https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=19920824&slug=1509044
Suspects pleads not guilty https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=PkVWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=h-oDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5770%2C
Settlement Reached for Victims https://tulsaworld.com/archive/sudafed-poisoning-suit-settled/article_5b6d3a8c-d683-59ef-8290-
No new trial for convicted poisoner-
Not tonight I have a headache!
Our second season begins with a local case that quickly gained national attention. It’s almost like something out of a novel, but in this case truth is stranger than fiction.
This one has it all; 2 victims with no clear connection to one another, cheating spouses, family disputes, life insurance policies, copycat crimes and poisoned Extra Strength Excedrin. Yes, you read that correctly. Death by Excedrin.
Unfortunately, the killer took their cues from the 1982 Tylenol murders where 7 people died after taking the pain medicine which was laced with cyanide. Unfortunately, that criminal has never been found to this day and the case remains unsolved.
Our story begins in 1986 when victims Bruce Nickell and Sue Snow were killed by cyanide laced Excedrin capsules. Today, we have tamper proof seals and foil wraps that manufacturers use to keep their products safe. At that time, there was no federal standard and any bottle of over-the-counter medication could be fair game for a would be killer.
Many suspects would emerge in this case but the FBI narrowed the list down easily. The only thing they had a hard time finding was motive. Who would want these two people dead? And why use over-the-counter medication to kill?
This copycat felt the odds were in their favor. If the person in 1982 could get away with killing 7 people, it stood to reason they could get away with multiple murders as well.
But as the saying goes “Hidden truth can be more poisonous than a spoken lie…”
Make sure to join us for Part 2 of this story as we discuss another copycat to this poisoning crime spree on September 18th.
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Information from this episode:
WTF Wednesday V!!
Well campers it's time to pack up camp and head back to the "Cabin" to start recording the 2nd season of what happens in the woods!
Who's excited? I know Jessica is! Brice feels like summer is over and is now feeling the dread of heading back to school! UGH!
Enjoy the fuckery!
Man Identified after being found in lake over 20 years ago
Jane Doe finally identified after 43 years thanks to DNA
Man fishes 3500 hours for charity
Carole Baskins needs to watch "Don't F*ck With Cats"
WTF Wednesday V!
Gather around the campfire everyone, our weekly podcast returns with a collection of stories that will make you say.... "What the Fuck!" Welcome to Wednesday hopefully we can get you over that hump! We are going back to Florida again for some "Karen" action and Burger King! I'm not kidding! WTF Wednesday 6 is about to begin!!!!!
Drive-Thru wait to long for Florida woman to handle
You-tubers pull "prank" bank heist
2 men try to pull a "Weekend at Bernie's" scam