11 episodes

Follow the breakneck twists and turns of a strange, unsolved 2003 homicide where our reporter delves into her original recordings in an attempt to change the course of the case completely. Experience the case from every angle -- from the perspectives of the initial suspect, detectives, witnesses and the determined family of the victim, Burke O'Brien.

A Murder On Orchard Street ABC News

    • True Crime
    • 4.1 • 3.9K Ratings

Follow the breakneck twists and turns of a strange, unsolved 2003 homicide where our reporter delves into her original recordings in an attempt to change the course of the case completely. Experience the case from every angle -- from the perspectives of the initial suspect, detectives, witnesses and the determined family of the victim, Burke O'Brien.

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    Introducing "Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler"

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    • 1 min
    The Knit Cap

    The Knit Cap

    It's winter 2003. 25-year-old banker Burke O'Brien is murdered in cold blood on a January morning in downtown Manhattan. As Burke's family mourns the loss of their son, detective Kenny Silvia is assigned the case and working to put a killer behind bars. Support this podcast with a review ----> http://bit.ly/2x6pt17 ** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app! "A Murder On Orchard Street" is a production of ABC News Nightline, ABC Radio & ABC News Digital. Subscribe to the daily "Nightline" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2kBeFp9) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
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    • 15 min
    The Suspect's Watch

    The Suspect's Watch

    The detectives have an eyewitness who says he saw Burke get shot and knows who did it. Twenty-four hours in, the team is ready to make an arrest, but Detective Silvia has his doubts. Support this podcast with a review ----> http://bit.ly/2x6pt17 ** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app! "A Murder On Orchard Street" is a production of ABC News Nightline, ABC Radio & ABC News Digital. Subscribe to the daily "Nightline" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2kBeFp9) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
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    • 18 min
    The Victim's Jacket

    The Victim's Jacket

    Detective Kenny Silvia is looking for a motive and thinks he's found one, but Forrest's interrogation leaves him with doubts. Support this podcast with a review ----> http://bit.ly/2x6pt17 ** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app! "A Murder On Orchard Street" is a production of ABC News Nightline, ABC Radio & ABC News Digital. Subscribe to the daily "Nightline" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2kBeFp9) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
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    • 19 min
    The Other Lead

    The Other Lead

    The district attorney decides there is not enough evidence to prosecute Forrest, and a surprise call to the precinct upturns everything. Support this podcast with a review ----> http://bit.ly/2x6pt17 *** Check out our new series, "A Killing On the Cape." Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2z2k2E2 *** ** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app! "A Murder On Orchard Street" is a production of ABC News Nightline, ABC Radio & ABC News Digital. Subscribe to the daily "Nightline" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2kBeFp9) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
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    • 18 min
    The Family

    The Family

    A bump in the case brings the investigation to a screeching halt when a new witness steps forward, and another narrative takes shape. Support this podcast with a review ----> http://bit.ly/2x6pt17 *** Check out our new series, "A Killing On the Cape." Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2z2k2E2 *** ** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app! "A Murder On Orchard Street" is a production of ABC News Nightline, ABC Radio & ABC News Digital. Subscribe to the daily "Nightline" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2kBeFp9) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

ithirst ,

Engaging and heartfelt

The telling of this who done it, is a very well told tragedy, keeping me engaged with every episode and tugging at my heart strings for the loved ones of the victim of this awful crime. The most glaring question that may have helped exonerate Foster immediately is, was a simple gun shot residue test done since he was immediately named suspect on the scene?

ashpaulwall ,

Good

I think that more looking needs to go into this “ witness”.

coollonita ,

Eh

Unfortunately this is basically just an episode of the first forty eight stretched to its thinnest mixed with some additional case update to make it in to a multi episode podcast. It definitely all could have and probably should have just been a one episode ir show or at the most a two parter. It was odd the amount of time the podcaster spends describing the sisters, almost like it was a fiction author going overboard trying to be poetic when describing female characters. It seemed like the podcaster was attempting to make a the story more romanticized which felt inappropriate really took away from the overall listening experience and unessicarily destracted from the facts of the case.. i mean, seriously.. it’s true crime podcast not your diary.

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