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John Conner & Olivia Cornu are exploring some of the craziest true crime cases of all time in a brand new, weekly, interactive podcast, where the listeners get a say in just how scary each true crime case really is. If you find yourself falling asleep to serial killer documentaries, researching true crime cases, and spending your free time thinking about what makes a murderer snap, then Check the Locks needs your killer instincts to decide - which cases are evil enough to make you check your locks?

Check The Locks: A True Crime Podcast Olivia Cornu & John Conner

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 187 Ratings

John Conner & Olivia Cornu are exploring some of the craziest true crime cases of all time in a brand new, weekly, interactive podcast, where the listeners get a say in just how scary each true crime case really is. If you find yourself falling asleep to serial killer documentaries, researching true crime cases, and spending your free time thinking about what makes a murderer snap, then Check the Locks needs your killer instincts to decide - which cases are evil enough to make you check your locks?

    Backpacking Gone Bad

    Backpacking Gone Bad

    After graduating, a 21-year-old woman decides to backpack before starting her professional life. But when the traveler stops responding to family, they grow concerned. And sadly, their worst fears become a reality. Join Olivia Cornu and John Conner as they dive deep into the dark to discuss the murder of Grace Millane. Will this case be enough to make you check the locks?
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    This episode of Check the Locks is dedicated, with love, to the memory of our friend Mathew Scott Halliday. 
    Sources:
    'Grace Millane's death could have been avoided'
    Grace Millane, The Backpacker Murdered By Her Tinder Date
    Grace Millane murder: man jailed for life for killing of UK backpacker | New Zealand | The Guardian
    Officer tells of details of finding Grace Millane's body - NZ Herald


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    • 30 min
    True Crime for the Short on Time: A Deadly Ultimatum

    True Crime for the Short on Time: A Deadly Ultimatum

    A young girl in foster care begins a secret relationship with an older man. But to the teenager, something was in the way. And it's then that she issued a deadly ultimatum. Join Olivia Cornu and John Conner as they dive deep into the dark to discuss the murder of Nicole Jones. Will this case be enough to make you check the locks?
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    This episode of Check the Locks is dedicated, with love, to the memory of our friend Mathew Scott Halliday. 
    Sources:
    Bond set for teen who allegedly gave boyfriend 5 hours to kill his mother, then did it herself
    Ohio Teen Gave 33-Year-Old Boyfriend Ultimatum to Kill His Mom. When He Didn't, She Bludgeoned Woman to Death
    Teen gave boyfriend 5 hours to kill his mom, then did it herself, Ohio officials say


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    • 16 min
    The Murder of Colleen Ritzer

    The Murder of Colleen Ritzer

    When a beloved teacher fails to return home, her family reports her missing. As authorities retrace her steps, they make a shocking discovery. And the person responsible for her disappearance shocks everyone. Join Olivia Cornu and John Conner as they dive deep into the dark to discuss the murder of Colleen Ritzer. Will this case be enough to make you check the locks?
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    This episode of Check the Locks is dedicated, with love, to the memory of our friend Mathew Scott Halliday. 
    Sources:
    Philip Chism, The 14-Year-Old Who Killed His Teacher At School
    12 questions about the Philip Chism trial, answered.
    Man who killed Danvers teacher at 14 to plead guilty to in-custody attack 10 years ago
    Philip Chism Sentenced To At Least 40 Years For Rape, Murder Of Colleen Ritzer - CBS Boston
    5 Investigates learns new details about teen accused of killing teacher.
    Commonwealth v. Chism, ESCR2013-01446 | Casetext Search + Citator
    Colleen Ritzer | Obituary | Andover Townsman
    Man who killed Danvers teacher at 14 pleads guilty to 2014 attack on youth services worker
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv--Oc-U8VE


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    • 28 min
    True Crime for the Short on Time: A Brutal Brother

    True Crime for the Short on Time: A Brutal Brother

    In Minnesota, a young woman goes out to dinner with her brother. But when she doesn't return home, her family grows concerned. What follows is a story of brutal violence and betrayal. Join Olivia Cornu and John Conner as they dive deep into the dark to discuss the murder of Bethany Israel. Will this case be enough to make you check the locks?
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    This episode of Check the Locks is dedicated, with love, to the memory of our friend Mathew Scott Halliday. 
    Sources:
    Minnesota man faces charges after allegedly killing and dismembering pregnant sister | Truecrimedaily.com
    https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/_layouts/CustomHandlers/PCI_Image.ashx?CID=33894
    Charges: Man killed his pregnant sister in Lakeville because she was 'no longer innocent'


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    • 17 min
    Bring Harley Home

    Bring Harley Home

    We are doing something a little different this week. A member of our community reached out because her family needs help. Her cousin, 29-year-old Harley Marie Davis (Roark), has gone missing. Harley was last seen on May 5th, 2024, at a Walmart in Greensboro, NC. If you have any information, please contact the Guilford County Sheriff's Office at the number below.
    Share the Family's Facebook Post:
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    Guilford County Sherriff's Office: (336)-641-3694
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    • 5 min
    True Crime for the Short on Time: Blood on the Building

    True Crime for the Short on Time: Blood on the Building

    In New York, a young woman left her home to head to work. But what the woman didn't know was that a man was waiting. Dead set on taking her life. Join Olivia Cornu and John Conner as they cover a developing story in Washington Heights. Plus, Olivia provides an update to one of our most popular episodes. Will this case be enough to make you check the locks?
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    Check the Locks is Supported By: 
    Audible: Enjoy 30 Days for Fee
    This episode of Check the Locks is dedicated, with love, to the memory of our friend Mathew Scott Halliday. 
    Sources:
    B.C. serial killer Robert Pickton viciously attacked in prison | Vancouver Sun
    Serial killer Robert Pickton savagely attacked in prison - Victoria Times Colonist
    Ex-boyfriend arrested for butchering NYC woman, 29, after she ID's him with dying breath: 'Ty did this'
    NYC woman ID's ex-boyfriend as her killer before dying: 'Ty did this'
    Manhattan stabbing victim used last words to name ex-boyfriend as killer: family


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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

Love from Sandi ,

Check The Locks

Olivia said she needed love, so sending now!
Sending love to John as well!!
I enjoy the podcast so much! You two are fantastic! You guys leave me wanting more every episode!
Keep up the great work! Enjoy your day!!

jessfarbs ,

Love this show!

Definitely one of the pods I listen to every week and look forward to! I love the fun banter that John and Olivia have and the cases that are interesting but not the same as all the other ones out there!

mlmtz101419 ,

Love this Pod!

I started listening when there were about 30 or so episodes in the bank after my sister recommended it to me since I loved Olivia on her season of MAFS. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I love the rapport between John and Olivia and look forward to new episodes every week! Now I recommend Check the Locks to all my friends looking for a new True Crime podcast to listen to. Great job you two!

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