51 episodes

Meet Deb. A true crime enthusiast who pulls family members into her web of tales whether they want to hear them or not. She's kind of convincing that way. We go across state lines and international borders to not only bring you a variety of family members who double as co-hosts, but we also deliver true crime stories that provide our listeners with relevant storylines they can relate to. Plus, we always leave our genre open to interpretation. Dying to be Found has the perfect combination of facts and storytelling that will want you coming back for more! Visit us at www.dyingtobefound.com and on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest @dying2bfound. Email us at dying2bfound@gmail.com with any stories you want us to cover. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends that we are "Dying to be Found." Find all of our contacts and social media at https://linktr.ee/dying2bfound.

Dying to be Found Deb Norman

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    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

Meet Deb. A true crime enthusiast who pulls family members into her web of tales whether they want to hear them or not. She's kind of convincing that way. We go across state lines and international borders to not only bring you a variety of family members who double as co-hosts, but we also deliver true crime stories that provide our listeners with relevant storylines they can relate to. Plus, we always leave our genre open to interpretation. Dying to be Found has the perfect combination of facts and storytelling that will want you coming back for more! Visit us at www.dyingtobefound.com and on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest @dying2bfound. Email us at dying2bfound@gmail.com with any stories you want us to cover. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends that we are "Dying to be Found." Find all of our contacts and social media at https://linktr.ee/dying2bfound.

    Brandon Swanson

    Brandon Swanson

    During the evening hours of May 13, 2008, Brandon Swanson met up with friends to celebrate the completion of his first year of college. In the early morning hours of May 14th, Brandon made his way home but drove into a ditch on the way there. He acted quickly by calling his parents to come rescue him, but it was not as easy as that. Brandon seemed confused about his whereabouts as his parents drove around aimlessly in search of their son. At around 3:10 AM, Brandon ultimately began a cross-country trek towards what he thought was home. But as fate would have it, he never made it. While on the phone with his dad, the call abruptly came to an end and Brandon has not been seen or heard from since.
    Listen to new episodes every Thursday wherever you get your podcasts! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest @dying2bfound or visit our website at www.dyingtobefound.com. Find us all in one spot at https://linktr.ee/dying2bfound.
    If you like what you hear, please share and give a 5-star review! Consider supporting us by buying us a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dyingtobefound.
    Intro & Extro Music: Undersea World by Dragonov
    Teachable Moments Music: Untold Story by Ballian De Moulle
    REFERENCES:
    Missing in Minnesota: The case of Brandon Swanson
    Rural roads of Minnesota remain last known location for 19-year old Brandon Swanson
    Teen drove into a ditch, vanished as parents searched
    The disappearance of Brandon Swanson (a)
    The disappearance of Brandon Swanson (b)
    The mysterious disappearance of Minnesota college student Brandon Swanson
    True crime-The bizarre disappearance of Brandon Swanson

    • 38 min
    Pelley Family Murders

    Pelley Family Murders

    On April 29, 1989, Bob Pelley, his wife, and two step-daughters were discovered murdered in their home after Bob failed to show up for work as a pastor. Two of Bob's biological children and one step daughter were at other functions away from home that night. Police took particular interest in the oldest Pelley child, Jeff (17), who attended his high school prom the night his family was murdered, then hung out with friends at the local theme park the next day. Police did not have enough evidence to arrest Jeff for his family's murders in 1989, but detained him 13 years later. Jeff was arrested, tried and found guilty of four counts of murder. He currently resides behind bars while continuing to appeal his convictions. CORRECTION: www.justiceforjeff.org
    Listen to new episodes every Thursday wherever you get your podcasts! You can find us on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest @dying2bfound or visit our website at www.dyingtobefound.com. Find us all in one spot at https://linktr.ee/dying2bfound.
    Please share and give a 5-star review! Consider supporting us by buying us a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dyingtobefound.
    Intro & Extro Music: Undersea World by Dragonov
    Teachable Moments Music: Untold Story by Ballian De Moulle
    References:
    Healing continues decades after family’s prom night murders
    Jeff Pelley Biography
    Jeff Pelley to be in court Monday for post-conviction relief and prom night murders
    Man convicted in 1989 Pelley murders seeks retrial
    Prom night murders: Potential new intel points to the dad’s shady past
    ‘They’re going to kill me’: Jeff Pelley says lawyers never heard key testimony prior to trial
    Murder in the family, all for the prom

    • 31 min
    Carl "Coral" Watts

    Carl "Coral" Watts

    Carl "Coral" Eugene Watts was a typical kid until the time he contracted meningitis and polio as a child. Or so they say. Early on in life, at the ripe age of 12, Carl began fantasizing about torturing and killing young girls and women. By the age of 15, Carl turned this fantasy into a reality and attacked his first victim. Throughout his 20's the attacks continued, and Carl estimated that he killed over 80 victims in Michigan and Texas, US. But it doesn't stop here. During his reign of terror, Carl made his way to Windsor, Ontario, Canada, leaving two more women in his wake. Between 1974 and 1982, this monster was dubbed the "Sunday Morning Slasher" because of the hours he attacked. It wasn't until his last victim took all her courage to get help and in a blink of an eye, Watts was off the streets. You'll want to tune in to this one because you won't believe the events following Texas penal system decisions and Watts' good behavior behind bars, plus a renegade Michigan District Attorney that stood up for justice.
    Listen to new episodes every Thursday wherever you get your podcasts! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest @dying2bfound or visit our website at www.dyingtobefound.com. Find us all in one spot at https://linktr.ee/dying2bfound.
    If you like what you hear, please share and give a 5-star review! Consider supporting us by buying us a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dyingtobefound.
    Intro & Extro Music: Undersea World by Dragonov
    Teachable Moments Music: Untold Story by Ballian De Moulle
    REFERENCES:
    Timeline of Events
    A deal with the devil?
    Carl Watts / The Sunday Morning Slasher / Killer of Women
    ‘Sunday morning slasher’: The serial killer Texas almost set free
    The cross-state lines serial murderer: Carl Watts

    • 27 min
    Jamison Family

    Jamison Family

    On October 8, 2009, Bobby, Sherilyn, and Madyson Jamison set out to scout a 40-acre tract of land for sale near Red Oak in the San Bois Mountains of Oklahoma. The Jamisons were last seen just before they told family they planned to move out to rural Oklahoma for this change of scenery. The Jamisons remained missing until one day in November, 2013, hunters came across their bodies in a wooded area about three miles from where their parked vehicle was discovered four years earlier. Many theories were considered in their disappearances, including witchcraft, drugs, marital problems, the supernatural, and a little thing called the 35th degree latitude.
    Listen to new episodes every Thursday wherever you get your podcasts! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest @dying2bfound or visit our website at www.dyingtobefound.com. Find us all in one spot at https://linktr.ee/dying2bfound.
    If you like what you hear, please share and give a 5-star review! Consider supporting us by buying us a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dyingtobefound.
    Intro & Extro Music: Undersea World by Dragonov
    Teachable Moments Music: Untold Story by Ballian De Moulle
    REFERENCES:
    Autopsies inconclusive in Oklahoma family’s deaths
    What happened to the Jamison Family? Inside their bizarre disappearance
    The bizarre case of the Jamison family deaths
    The disturbing mystery of the Jamison family
    https://www.ranker.com/list/jamison-family-facts/lea-rose-emery
    Witchcraft…husband, wife and daughter, six, vanished in remote mountains

    • 33 min
    North Pond Hermit

    North Pond Hermit

    Meet Christopher Knight. An average citizen with above average intelligence, who simply feels the need to be by himself. At the age of 20, Christopher walked away from civilization to take on the wilderness and fend for himself. He never harmed anyone, nor even thought about it. He just felt the need to disconnect himself from society for 27 years. This is the story of the North Pond Hermit, who was dying to be found by northern Maine residents, not for violent crimes, but rather by being a nuisance. Join Deb and her co-host, Shelbey, as we bring you the tale of the North Pond Hermit, which is nothing like we've brought you before!
    Listen to new episodes every Thursday wherever you get your podcasts! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest @dying2bfound or visit our website at www.dyingtobefound.com. Find us all in one spot at https://linktr.ee/dying2bfound.
    If you like what you hear, please share and give a 5-star review! Consider supporting us by buying us a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dyingtobefound.
    Intro & Extro Music: Undersea World by Dragonov
    Teachable Moments Music: Untold Story by Ballian De Moulle
    REFERENCES:
    America’s last true hermit: The story of Christopher Knight: “The Stranger in the Woods”
    Hermit accused of hundreds of burglaries after 27 years in Maine Woods
    Hermit gets marriage proposal, plus bail increase to $250,000
    How a mythical ‘hermit’ criminal hid in the woods for decades
    We asked 86 burglars how they broke into homes
    Why this man became a hermit at 20

    • 36 min
    Hello Kitty Murder

    Hello Kitty Murder

    On March 17, 1999, Chan Man-lok, Leung Shing-cho, and Loong Way-lun kidnapped 23-year old Fan Man-yee under the premise that she owed them thousands of dollars. Over the next month, the trio tortured Man-yee and left her to die alone. But they didn't stop there. After Man-yee passed away, they dismembered her and placed her head in a life-sized Hello Kitty mermaid doll. It wasn't until Ah Fong, a 14-year old bystander, was haunted with these events and reported Man-yee's death to the police. When police went to investigate, they weren't fully prepared for what they would discover inside a Hong Kong apartment.
    Listen to new episodes every Thursday wherever you get your podcasts! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest @dying2bfound or visit our website at www.dyingtobefound.com. Find us all in one spot at https://linktr.ee/dying2bfound.
    If you like what you hear, please share and give a 5-star review! Consider supporting us by buying us a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dyingtobefound.
    Intro & Extro Music: Undersea World by Dragonov
    Teachable Moments Music: Untold Story by Ballian De Moulle
    REFERENCES
    ‘Hello Kitty’ murder case horrifies Hong Kong
    Hello Kitty Murder! The untold story of the notorious murder in Hong Kong
    Life for ‘Hello Kitty’ Killers
    Why is the gruesome Hello Kitty murder one of the scariest true crime tales ever?
    Why the gruesome Hello Kitty murder shocked Hong Kong - and still horrifies the world

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Deb N.H. ,

Great Story Telling

This is a great podcast to get through my commute. Lots of good story telling from the host, plus nostalgia to boot. Great job, can’t wait to hear more!

crystallay1979 ,

Love dying to be found!

Hey fellow podcasters! Love the show. Always look forward to listening to Beth and Deb. Well researched material and great personalities! Keep up the good work!

What Cries Out ,

I’m all “about” Dying to be Found

I love the way the speaker says “about” and love the connection between the case and the conversation between sisters. I can hear their bond and it feels natural and flows great. This podcast has a lot of heart for victims. Keep at it!

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