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Join hosts Kevin and Amy as they talk trash and dumpster-dive tales of the grimiest, greasiest characters in true crime.

    #65: The Mysterious Death of Kendrick Johnson--REOPENED

    #65: The Mysterious Death of Kendrick Johnson--REOPENED

    This is a mysterious one that was big in the news when it happened, and since, has been a tragic head-scratcher for arm-chair detectives, YouTubers, and Redditors. Kendrick Johnson (aka KJ), 17, was found dead in a mat at Lowndes High School in 2013. The circumstances of his death have been a source of conjecture, gossip, allegations, and lawsuits ever since. The Justice Department closed the case in June 2016, saying it could not meet the high legal threshold needed to file federal criminal charges. It would have needed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that someone had killed Johnson and was motivated by racial animus to do so.
    For years, KJ’s family and many others demanded that the case be reopened; there were just too many unanswered questions, too many inconsistencies and coincidences for it to be just a simple accident. Just recently, on March 10th, 2021, The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reopened this case.
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    Sources we used for this episode:
    Second exhumation removes Kendrick Johnson's remains
    Kendrick Johnson, organs missing, BLACK LIVES LOST
    NPR: Probe Reopened In Death Of Kendrick Johnson, Georgia Teen Found In Rolled-Up Gym Mat
    The Kendrick Johnson Case: A timeline of events in the case
    Kendrick Johnson's Death is not an Unresolved Mystery : UnresolvedMysteries
    Generation Why Podcast
    Crime Junkies Podcast

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #64: The Mysterious Case of the Yuba County 5

    #64: The Mysterious Case of the Yuba County 5

    "Oh, Grandma, I won't need a coat," Ted said. "Not tonight."
    Ted, nor the other 4 men he was with, could know what would happen on February 24, 1978--and we still don't know to this day.
    5  "boys" went off to see their favorite basketball team play in Chico, CA. Months later, a curious scene baffled everyone. Kevin and Amy discuss this strange unsolved mystery.
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    Sources we used for this episode:
    'Bizarre as Hell': The Disappearance of the Yuba County Five
    Washington Post: 5 'Boys' Who Never Come Back
    Yuba County Five: Did Gary Mathias kill the other four? : Reddit UnresolvedMysteries
    True crime: This is the terrifying story of the Yuba County Five – Film Daily

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #63: Family Destroyer, Marcus Wesson

    #63: Family Destroyer, Marcus Wesson

    Marcus Wesson manifested and created his forced congregation. He also destroyed them. This week, Kevin, Amy, and special guest host Lauren discuss this Jesus-Vampire-God-coffin-hoarding monster who killed 9 members of his family in Fresno, CA. Why haven't you heard of him? Good question! We talk about that and more this week! Join us in the dumpster as we talk out the trash.
    Also, if you or someone needs help escaping a domestic violence situation or want to look into organizations that help people in those situations, we recommend: thehotline.org, victimconnect.org, and rainn.org. Also, learn about how to text 9-11 if you are unable to call in an emergency: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/what-you-need-know-about-text-911
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    Sources we used for this episode:
    Marcus Wesson: Vampire King of Fresno by DeLani R. Bartlette
    Family Annihilators: The Psychological Profiles of Murderous Fathers
    Murderpedia: Marcus Wesson
    Jury Gets Fresno Murder Case

    • 42 min
    #62: Chris Benoit & the Dark Side of Wrestling w/ Guest Host Mason

    #62: Chris Benoit & the Dark Side of Wrestling w/ Guest Host Mason

    Some say professional wrestling is fake--just a bunch of ‘roided out maniacs in tights acting out a play. They’re not totally wrong. While professional wrestling is scripted with story lines and predetermined winners and losers, the level of athleticism and commitment to the art is very real. Also, very real are the injuries sustained and the cumulative effects of years of head trauma, and concussions, which is the same with professional football players and boxers. These head injuries can lead to dangerous personality disorders and violence. Chris Benoit is a prime example of this. Join Kevin, Amy, and our good friend Mason, as we dish out the trash.
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    Sources we used for this episode:

    Vice TV: Dark Side of the Ring (Part 1 and 2)


    Wikipedia: Chris Benoit


    Chris Benoit: Pro Wrestling Fandom

    Reddit: Chris Benoit

    • 46 min
    #61: The Things We Do For Love: Ed Okun

    #61: The Things We Do For Love: Ed Okun

    What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love? Ed Okun can probably top your wildest deed. To celebrate Valentine’s Day and that special someone you would do almost anything for, we find out what middle-aged real-estate-scammer Ed was willing to do for love when he fell for 20-something year old Brazilian bombshell, Simone Baloni.
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    Sources we used for this episode:
    American Greed: Young lust goes bust
    Edward Okun, who was sentenced to 100 years in massive fraud case, dies in prison
    Megayacht Owner Sentenced to Century in Jail
    Simone (aka Simoney Baloney) (@simonethehotdog) • Instagram photos and videos
     

    • 40 min
    #60: The Tragic Murder of Vera Jo Reigle

    #60: The Tragic Murder of Vera Jo Reigle

    300 Center Street in Findlay, Ohio was a house of horrors. Many people were in and out of there, but no tenant was as innocent or tragic as Vera Jo Reigle. Cheri Brooks, AKA Sugar Babe, was the ring-leader of the “Brooks Clan,” a trashy “Crip” family of misfits who wreaked havoc in this small town. Referred to as “Frequent Fliers” by 9-11 and the local police, it seems that many of the Brooks’ tragedies and maladies could have been avoided. Kevin and Amy watched the documentary Goodnight Sugar Babe so that you maybe don’t have to. It’s a sad, gross, heart-breaking story. 
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    Sources we used for this episode:
    Watch the full documentary of Goodnight Sugar Babe: The Killing of Vera Jo Reigle here for free or on Amazon Prime.
    Lock Up Cheri Brooks Facebook page
    The Cursed Life of Vera Jo Reigle and the Brooks “Cult” that Murdered Her

    • 1 hr 9 min

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