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At any given time in the world, there are thousands of unsolved murders. Most of them will never be solved. The first 48 hours of a homicide are the most crucial to an investigation. Eventually, leads dry up, witnesses become less cooperative, and cases go cold (unsolved). Meanwhile, detectives continue receiving new homicide cases which push older ones to the back. After a case goes cold, it quickly becomes yesterday’s news. The public and the media will forget about the crime and move onto the next crime story.

But do you know who won’t forget about a cold case? The victim’s family and friends. They won’t forget because their case is more than a case file or news story. The victims were sons, fathers, mothers, daughters, or friends. Catch my Killer is a podcast that focuses on the victim's surviving family and friends who give a voice to those who no longer have one. If you are listening and can help bring a killer to justice, please call in your tips. Even the smallest clue could be large enough to break a case wide open.

Please be sure to visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by subscribing to my true crime Patreon page. You will receive an extra podcast episode per month (true crime, paranormal or a combination of both.) To subscribe, please visit my Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/catchmykiller.

Catch my Killer Marc Hoover

    • True Crime
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At any given time in the world, there are thousands of unsolved murders. Most of them will never be solved. The first 48 hours of a homicide are the most crucial to an investigation. Eventually, leads dry up, witnesses become less cooperative, and cases go cold (unsolved). Meanwhile, detectives continue receiving new homicide cases which push older ones to the back. After a case goes cold, it quickly becomes yesterday’s news. The public and the media will forget about the crime and move onto the next crime story.

But do you know who won’t forget about a cold case? The victim’s family and friends. They won’t forget because their case is more than a case file or news story. The victims were sons, fathers, mothers, daughters, or friends. Catch my Killer is a podcast that focuses on the victim's surviving family and friends who give a voice to those who no longer have one. If you are listening and can help bring a killer to justice, please call in your tips. Even the smallest clue could be large enough to break a case wide open.

Please be sure to visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by subscribing to my true crime Patreon page. You will receive an extra podcast episode per month (true crime, paranormal or a combination of both.) To subscribe, please visit my Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/catchmykiller.

    Episode 81: Alicia Navarro

    Episode 81: Alicia Navarro

    On September 15, 2019, Alicia Navarro, 14, vanished from Glendale, Arizona. She was only days away from her birthday when she vanished. Alicia's mom, Jessica Nunez, says she woke up to find her daughter missing. She says Alicia left a note that said she ran away but that she would be back. Nunez said her daughter has autism and relies on medication.

    Additionally, Alicia has never been on her own and needs help from her family. The Glendale Arizona Police are investigating the disappearance. The family has also partnered with a non-profit group called The Anti-Predator Project.

    When she left home, Alicia took her cellphone and laptop, but neither have shown any activity since her disappearance. Although Alicia was autistic, her mother said she was a smart girl who was tech savvy. She only had a few friends, but she spent much time online playing games like any other teenager.

    It’s believed that someone reached out to her and began grooming her. And this is most likely the person who lured her away from her home in 2019. Alicia will be turning 17 in September. Her mother has spent every day trying to find new clues leading to Alicia’s whereabouts. Alicia’s case has made the national news and has been shared constantly on social media. However, the publicity hasn’t led the family or law enforcement any closer to bringing Alicia home.

    For this week’s episode, Alicia’s mother Jessica Nunez, Trent Steele of the Anti Predator project based out of Florida and Officer Tiffany NGalula of the Glendale Police Department share details about the disappearance of teenager Alicia Navarro.

    If you know anything about this case, please either contact the National Center for missing and exploited kids at 1-800-THE-LOST or you can call the Glendale Police department at (623) 930 – 3000. And if you would like additional information about the Anti Predator Project, please visit their website at www.antipredatorproject.org.

    ***Opening News clip: https://www.abc15.com

    Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.

    • 55 min
    Episode 80: Rosemary Rodriguez

    Episode 80: Rosemary Rodriguez

    On October 8, 2019, Rosemary Rodriguez's family received a phone call from a concerned co-worker. Rosemary worked at a local Walmart and hadn’t shown up to work and missed her last two shifts. The family immediately became alarmed. Rosemary was a reliable person who would never just blow miss work. For this story I spoke to Rosemary’s lifelong friend Melinda Miller.

    According to Melinda, Rosemary, her mother and Rosemary’s boyfriend had dinner at a local restaurant. After taking her mother home, Rosemary and her boyfriend left. Rosemary hasn’t been seen again. The family immediately suspected her boyfriend had all the answers since he was the last person to see her.

    Unfortunately, he hasn’t cooperated with law enforcement or the family about Rosemary’s whereabouts. If you know anything about her disappearance, please contact Crimestoppers at
    (903) 236-7867 or reach out to Investigator Jennifer Nieves or Lt Joshua Tubb of the Gregg County Sheriff’s department at (903) 758-6181. You can also visit the Finding Rosemary Rodriguez FB page for additional information about this case.

    ***Opening audio from www.cbs19.tv

    Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.

    • 55 min
    Episode 79: Nancy Jo Canode

    Episode 79: Nancy Jo Canode

    This week's episode is about the homicide of mother Nancy Jo Canode. On March 3, 1981 in St. John’s County, Florida, she made a frantic 911 call for help. Nancy begged the operator for help. She said it was an emergency. Her killer was moving in on her and she knew it.

    Nancy’s last words were “Oh God.”

    The call abruptly ended.

    Daughter Suzanne, 15, came home about 3 p.m. She called out to her mother and received no response. Suzanne climbed the stairs to her mother’s bedroom. She saw her mother’s feet lying on the master bedroom floor. Suzanne called the police, then ran to a neighbor. Authorities arrived to find a horrific scene. Nancy Jo Canode, 39, was found with a rope wrapped around her neck. She had been raped, bitten and stabbed with a knife and ice pick. The murder appeared personal and was done with much violence. The knife was left on her back.

    It’s been over 40 years since Nancy was brutally murdered. Daughters Shuri Sheppard and Suzanne Speight have spent all these years trying to catch the person who killed their mother. Be sure to listen to Nancy's daughters discuss their mother's unsolved homicide. If you know anything about Nancy's murder, please contact the Crimestoppers tipline at 888-277-TIPS. You can also visit the “Justice for Nancy Jo Canode – We will not give up,” FB page.

    You can also learn more about this case by watching Cold Justice (season 3 episode 5: Operator Hurry!)

    Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.

    • 48 min
    Episode 78: Bill and Peggy Stephenson

    Episode 78: Bill and Peggy Stephenson

    On May 29, 2011, after not being able to reach her parents, Beth Stephenson asked her husband to stop by and check on them. What he discovered, was horrific. The Stephensons, considered one of the most beloved and admired couples in Boone County, had been murdered.

    Here is a piece from the Cincinnati Enquirer about the case:

    May 29, 2011, the Stephensons were slain in brutal fashion – bludgeoned and stabbed – and then, whoever killed them staged a bizarre scene. Detective Coy Cox, who’s headed the Boone County Sheriff’s investigation since Day 1, told me he’s been “guarded and careful” about the details he’s released from the start. What he will say is that the bodies had been posed. Items inside the house had been moved around. “There wasn’t one room in that house that wasn’t staged,” Cox said

    So who and why would anyone kill an elderly couple who devoted their lives to helping others?
    Detective Cox informed me the killer or killers spent some time in the home after killing the couple. I found this unusual because most killers commit their crimes and then leave immediately. Before he retires, Detective Cox is committed to solving this double homicide.

    For this week’s story, I spoke to Beth Stephenson, who is the daughter of Bill and Peggy Stephenson. I also spoke to lead detective Coy Cox of the Boone County Sheriff’s department.

    If you are listening and know the answer to this mystery, I would ask that you contact the Boone County Sheriff’s Department with your tip. There are several ways to do so. You can call 859-334-8496 and leave a tip. Or if you are incarcerated, you can call 844-210-1111. For additional information about Bill and Peggy Stephenson, you can visit the In Loving Memory of Bill and Peggy Stephenson Facebook page.

    You can also send your tip by email at StephensonTip@BooneCountyKy.org There is also a substantial reward available for the person who can lead the capture of this unknown killer or killers. You can also visit the In Loving Memory of Bill and Peggy Stephenson FB page for more information about this couple. I will also provide this information in the episode story notes.

    Opening audio provided by WLWT (https://www.wlwt.com).

    Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.

    • 54 min
    Episode 77: The Moody Massacre

    Episode 77: The Moody Massacre

    On May 29, 2005, a young man named Scott Moody was preparing to graduate from Riverside high school. Scott lived in Bellfontaine, Ohio with his mother Sheri and sister Stacy.

    However, on the day of graduation, authorities received a 911 call and arrived at Scott Moody’s home. What authorities would discover was horrific. They found the bodies of Scott Moody, his mother Sheri, and 14-year-old Paige Harshbarger and 19-year-old Megan Karus who were Scott’s friends. Authorities would also find the bodies of Scott’s maternal grandparents Gary and Sheryl Shafer. The Shafers lived in a separate residence near their grandchildren and daughter.
    Someone had also shot Scott’s sister Stacy. She would be the only survivor. In 2 hours, the Logan County Sheriff’s department ruled the case a murder suicide and that Scott had killed his family before killing himself with a .22 caliber rifle.

    But there was a problem. When Stacy recovered enough to speak, she was asked who shot her. She said that she was shot by a gray haired man wearing a blue shirt. The police would dismiss her statement and tell her Scott was the shooter. Although Stacy and several witnesses saw a middle aged gray haired man, the Logan Sheriff’s department has always dismissed this person as the shooter.

    For this episode, I spoke to attorney and author Rob St. Clair who wrote the book titled Saving Stacy. Rob represented Scott’s father and also got to know the family well. He has spent many hours researching this case, studying court documentation and the sheriff’s documentation about the case. In his book, Saving Stacy, Rob provides many details unknown to the public about this case.

    To order a copy of Saving Stacy, visit Amazon.com. And if you would like to know more about this case, please visit the Rob St. Clair author FB page at https://www.facebook.com/MoodyMassacre.

    Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 76: Shelton John Sanders

    Episode 76: Shelton John Sanders

    On June 19, 2001, a 25-year-old man named Shelton Sanders was weeks away from his college graduation at the University of South Carolina. He also worked at the university’s medical school.
    On the night of June 19th, Shelton was planning on booking a hotel room for a friend’s bachelor party. But Shelton didn’t want to go alone. He wanted a friend to go with him.

    Another friend named Mark Richardson agreed to ride with Shelton. The two set out that evening to find a hotel room for their friend’s bachelor party.

    The plan was to pick out several rooms and then let the friends decide which room they wanted. However, no one seems to know what happened to Shelton on that evening. The next morning, Shelton’s mother Peggy received a call from his employer. He failed to show up for work and never made it home on June 20, 2001 as expected.

    His family immediately knew something was wrong. Mark always let his family know about his whereabouts. He would also never miss work. He had also borrowed his brother’s car, which was also missing. The family filed a missing persons report after the required 48 hour wait.
    The family contacted Mark Richardson who seemed aloof. He said Shelton brought him home and then left. Shelton’s family didn’t believe Richardson. They suspected he was somehow involved in Shelton’s disappearance.

    If you know anything about Shelton’t death, please contact the tip line at 803-427-4209, or send an email to wilveria.sanders@yahoo.com or call the Richland Sheriff’s department at (803) 576-3000. You can also visit the Finding Shelton Sanders FB page for more information about this case. I will also include this information in the podcast story notes.

    *** Opening audio provided by News 19 WLTX (https://www.wltx.com)

    Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.

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