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Our True Crime Podcast focuses on bizarre, lesser-known crime cases from around the globe delivered with respect, a bit of humor, and a smidge of song. Everything you’ve come to love from Jen and Cam.

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    • 4.8 • 69 Ratings

Our True Crime Podcast focuses on bizarre, lesser-known crime cases from around the globe delivered with respect, a bit of humor, and a smidge of song. Everything you’ve come to love from Jen and Cam.

    204. Bad Creek Bridge: Taylor Paschal-Placker, Skyla Whitaker & Ashley Taylor

    204. Bad Creek Bridge: Taylor Paschal-Placker, Skyla Whitaker & Ashley Taylor

    "Two young girls gunned down on a beautiful June day" is a headline we, Americans, are all too familiar with. However, most people would be shocked to discover that the brutal slayings occurred along a tree-lined dirt road in America's heartland. "That type of violence doesn't happen here," or "We moved to the country to get away from this type of thing," is what we often hear after such a violent act occurs. And indeed, those were the very emotions that locals expressed in June of 2008, when eleven-year-old Skyla Jade Whitaker and her best friend, thirteen-year-old Taylor Dawn Paschal-Placker, were shot thirteen times while walking home from the creek on a beautiful June afternoon.

    Police would work on solving the young girl's murder for three years without any luck. It would take the disappearance and murder of 23-year-old Ashley Taylor to lead police to Skyla's and Taylor's killer.

    Join Cam and Jen as they discuss "Bad Creek Bridge: Taylor Paschal-Placker, Skyla Whitaker, and Ashley Taylor."

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    Thank you to our team that helped make this episode possible:
    Edward October for the Listener Discretion. Check out his https://www.youtube.com/c/octoberpodhomevideo
    Nico at https://www.wetalkofdreams.com/ for editing and theme music.
    Lauretta Allen for research and writing.

    Now I Lay Me Down by Faith Phillips https://www.amazon.com/dp/1724577123?ref_=cm_sw_r_apin_dp_STH5VV43T5NZF0AKTZZJ
    https://www.amazon.com/The-Message-in-Red/dp/B091HS4X7P/ref=sr_1_4?crid=5LKKE9DC02Y&keywords=murder+comes+to+town&qid=1677446257&s=instant-video&sprefix=murder+comes+to+town%2Cinstant-video%2C95&sr=1-4 (When Murder Comes to Town Season 3 Episode 10)
    https://www.amazon.com/Right-Place-Wrong-Time/dp/B091Z4H1YP/ref=sr_1_1?crid=UIC9AR8U2OTV&keywords=Discovery+plus+Shadow+of+a+Doubt&qid=1677446519&s=instant-video&sprefix=discovery+plus+shadow+of+a+doubt%2Cinstant-video%2C94&sr=1-1 (Shadow of Doubt Season 2 Episode 7)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt16532154/?ref_=ttep_ep6 (Killer Relationship with Faith Jenkins Season 1 Episode 6)

    • 47 min
    203. The Butler Did It: Roy Fontaine

    203. The Butler Did It: Roy Fontaine

    Today’s bizarre tale begins in Chelsea in 1977, where we go to the home of Walter Travers Scott- Elliot and his 60-year-old wife, Dorothy. The couple enjoyed the riches of what they had worked hard for all their lives, and they were pretty well off, upper crust if you will. Walter and Dorothy came from well-established families and lived in a penthouse apartment surrounded by expensive collectibles. The couple managed a small staff at home. In November of 1977, they hired a man named Roy Fontaine. Roy Fontaine presented himself just as you would imagine a butler would. He was refined and well-spoken. He quickly impacted the Scott-Elliots and gained their trust; they even let him sign checks for them and handle their finances. Unfortunately for the Scott-Elliots, there was a lot about their new butler that they did not know and would pay dearly for. Mr. Fontaine was not who he said he was; his real name was Archibald Thomson Hall, but that was only the beginning.
    Join Jen and Cam on this episode of Our True Crime Podcast entitled ‘The Butler Did It: Roy Fontaine.’
    Edward OctoberpodVHS gave us a brand new shiny listener discretion. He’s the best. Check him out at @octoberpodVHS.
    All music is original and amazing courtesy of our executive producer Nico @wetalkofdreams








    Hall, Roy Archibald (2002). To Kill and Kill Again: The Chilling True Confessions of a Serial Killer. John Blake. ISBN 978-1-85782-555-8.

    Pender, Paul (2012). The Butler Did It: My True and Terrifying Encounters with a Serial Killer. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 9781780575612.

    Nicol, Allan (2011). The Monster Butler. Black & White Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84502-336-2.

    • 37 min
    202. Terror in the Bushland: Carolynne Watson and Julian Buchwald

    202. Terror in the Bushland: Carolynne Watson and Julian Buchwald

    Four hours northwest of the central city of Melbourne, located in the southeast region of the continent, lies the vast and protected 1.6 million-acre Alpine National Park. Known as the adventure lovers' dream, the park's mountains make up part of what is known as the Great Dividing Range and offer stunning views of towering ridges, lush wildflower valleys, and majestic waterfalls. Plenty of camping, skiing, and hiking can be enjoyed if one is so inclined.

    However excellent the travel brochure for the Australian Alps may sound, locals understand that the landscape can also be a nightmare for people who are not adequately prepared. Victoria is home to at least four venomous snakes and any number of bees, wasps, ticks, and spiders. So when a local farmer driving to town saw two half-naked, sunburnt people stumble on the road before him, he realized they must have been lost in the park and immediately stopped to help them.

    The couple, seventeen-year-old Carolynne Watson and twenty-two-year-old Julian Buchwald were taken to Buchan police station. The story that unfolded was the stuff of nightmares, harrowing.

    Join Cam and Jen as they discuss 'Terror in the Bushland.'

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    Come see Cam and Jen at True Crime & Paranormal Podcast Festival on August 25-27, 2023, in Austin, Texas. Go to https://truecrimepodcastfestival.com/ and use code OTCP for discounted tickets!

    Thank you to our team that helped make this episode possible:
    Edward October for the Listener Discretion. Check out his YouTube Channel
    Nico at We Talk of Dreams for editing and theme music.
    Lauretta Allen for research and writing.


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    • 40 min
    201. The ABC Killer: Moses Sithole

    201. The ABC Killer: Moses Sithole

    On September 17, 1995, in Boksburg, South Africa, a Johannesburg Police Reservist had the day off and decided to enjoy the day by hunting rabbits. As the man was walking in the field, the putrid smell hit him. It smelled of death, but it was not just one decomposing body, but several. This was the dumping ground and the killing field of a serial killer. Some bodies were unrecognizable since they had been out there a long time, while others looked freshly killed. Thirty police officers, dogs, and a helicopter were called for a grid search. The police believed they knew who was responsible for these deaths since they knew a killer had been working in the area for nearly a year, but this was new. The killer had been killing women and dumping them but never like this, never all in one spot. He was getting reckless and didn’t care, or he was getting brave and better at his actions. The mass grave held ten bodies. Authorities would discover many more bodies in the places such as Atteridgeville, Boksburg, and Cleveland, earning him the moniker ABC Killer.

    Join Jen and Cam on this episode of Our True Crime Podcast entitled ‘The ABC Killer: Moses Sithole.’

    Special shoutout to June's Journey for sponsoring this episode!

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    As I stated on the podcast, here is a list of victims:(date is the day they disappeared/died, followed by the name, age, and discovery date)

    July 6, 1994 - Maria Monene Monama, 18
    August 6, 1994 - Amanda Kebofile Thethe, 26
    August 19, 1994 - Joyce Thakane Mashabela, 32
    September 7, 1994 - Refilwe Amanda Mokale, 24
    September 18, 1994 - Rose Rebothile Mogotsi, 22
    December 1994 - *Unidentified Victim* (discovered 3 January 1995)
    January 1995 - Beauty Nuku Soko, 27
    March 3, 1995 - Sara Matlakala Mokono, 25
    April 7, 1995 - Nikiwe Diko (discovered 24 June)
    April 12, 1995 - Letta Nomthandazo Ndlangamandla, 25
    April 20, 1995 - Sibusiso Nomthandazo Ndlangamandla, 2
    May 12, 1995 - Esther Moshibudi Mainetja, 29
    May 23, 1995 - Granny Dimakatso Ramela, 21 (discovered 18 July)
    May 25, 1995 - Elizabeth Granny Mathetsa, 19 (discovered 16 June)
    May 30, 1995 - Mildred Ntiya Lepule, 28 (discovered 26 July)
    June 13, 1995 - Francina Nomsa Sithebe, 25
    June 22, 1995 - Ernestina Mohadi Mosebo, 30
    July 14, 1995 - Elsie Khoti Masango, 25 (discovered on 8 August)
    July 17, 1995 - Josephine Mantsali Mlangeni, 25
    August 8, 1995 - Oscarina Vuyokazi Jakalase, 30 (discovered 23 August)
    August 9. 1995 - *Unidentified Victim*
    August 15, 1995 - Makoba Tryphina Mogotsi, 26 (discovered 17 September)
    August 28, 1995 - *Unidentified Victim*
    August 30, 1995 - *Unidentified Victim*
    September 4, 1995 - Nelisiwe Nontobeko Zulu, 26 (discovered 17 September)
    September 7, 1995 - Amelia Dikamakatso Rapodile, 43 (discovered 17 September) September 12, 1995 - *Unidentified Victim*
    September 12, 1995 - Monica Gabisile Vilakazi, 31 (discovered 17 September)
    September 17, 1995 - Hazel Nozipho Madikizela, 21 (discovered 17 September)
    September 17, 1995 - Tsidi Malekoae Matela, 45
    September 17, 1995 - *3 Unidentified Victims*
    September 24, 1995 - Agnes Sibongile Mbuli, 20 (discovered 3 October)
    October 9, 1995 - *Unidentified Victim*
    October 10, 1995 - Beauty Ntombi Ndabeni (discovered 11 October)
    October 14, 1995 - *Unidentified Victim*
    November 6, 1995 - *Unidentified Victim*

    Sources: https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/moses-sithole-south-africa-s-worst-serial-killer/timeline
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    • 35 min
    200. For Want Of A Child: The Murder of Jossie Merrifield

    200. For Want Of A Child: The Murder of Jossie Merrifield

    Just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri, lies Collinsville, Illinois.
    In this town, the Merrifields raised their blended family of thirteen children.

    In August 1999, the Merrifields looked forward to adding two new grandchildren to their ever-growing family. Their daughter, 18-year-old, Jossie, was due any day with her second child, and their daughter Sandra May, who was four years older than Jossie, was due just a short while later with the baby she had long been trying for. The Merrifield family was large, consisting of nine girls and four boys, with plenty of little ones running around to keep things interesting. But before August was over, tragedy would strike the family.

    Join Cam and Jen as we discuss 'For The Want Of A Child: The Murder of Jossie Merrifield.

    Thanks to the following folks for making this possible!
    Edward October for the Listener Discretion. Check out his YouTube Channel
    Nico at We Talk of Dreams for editing and theme music.
    Lauretta Allen for research and writing.

    And a huge thank you to Andy from stabbyhamlet.com for all the stickers, pens, and magnets. Make sure you check out his store for great underground metal music artists. You will find albums, graphic novels, and fun characters that are only available to them.

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    • 43 min
    199. What Happened to Linda Sherman?

    199. What Happened to Linda Sherman?

    On June 28, 1990, two TWA flight attendants decided to grab a bite to eat near the St Louis Lambert airport. They decide to go to a local Mexican fave, Casa Gallardo, on St Charles Rock Road. The pair were seated at a table next to the window. As the pair were talking and trying to decide between the chimichanga or the steak soft tacos, but definitely a must is the grande margarita or, even better, a pitcher of margs. Sitting at their table, one woman noticed something in the bushes across the parking lot. It was hard to make out, and even when they questioned if what they thought they saw was truly what it was. One of the flight attendants called over the manager to point it out. The manager shut the blinds to all the windows facing that direction. It was nearly 1 pm when the manager called the Bridgeton police. After the police arrived, the crime scene investigators followed. The flashbulbs were popping, and crime scene tape went up. It was as if someone had purposely placed it there to stare at the patrons of the restaurant. The dirty skull looked fake, but it was very real.

    Join Jen and Cam on this episode of Our True Crime Podcast entitled ‘What Happened to Linda Sherman?’

    Listener discretion is by the talented @octoberpodVHS
    All music is by our executive producer @wetalkofdreams


    • 47 min

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