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Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. New episodes come out every Saturday night at 10 PM.

Criminology Emash Digital & Mike Ferguson, Mike Morford

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 5.8K Ratings

Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. New episodes come out every Saturday night at 10 PM.

    Lynette Dawson

    Lynette Dawson

    Lynette Dawson disappeared in Australia in 1982. Her husband Chris came under suspicion, but the authorities couldn't put together enough evidence against him to charge him and take him to trial. Damaging information came out about Chris Dawson over the years. His relationship with Lynette was extremely troubled, and through his role as a physical education teacher, he groomed a young female student.
    Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of Lynette Dawson. Though Lynette's body has never been found, the police did finally charge Chris with Lynette's murder. Without Lynette's body, they would need a mountain of circumstantial evidence against Chris Dawson to get a conviction. The big question became would they have enough?
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    • 59 min
    The Bodies In Lake Mead

    The Bodies In Lake Mead

    The water level of Lake Mead, near Las Vegas, Nevada, along with other lakes in the West and SouthWest US, has reached dangerously low levels. Some areas are experiencing a "megadrought," and it has been called the worst drought in the last 1,200 years. This situation is causing a serious issue for drinking water and hydroelectric power for those who rely on both from some of these bodies of water. The water levels in Lake Mead have also unearthed a number of bodies, including at least one that was found in a barrel.
    Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the bodies that have recently surfaced in Lake Mead. Many are still unidentified, including one found inside a barrel. This one for sure is no accident because people just don't accidentally end up in a barrel. The fact that the body was found inside a barrel, and the proximity to Las Vegas, have led many to suspect that this was a murder committed by the mob. These discoveries are very recent, so it remains to be seen how many of these individuals were murdered or died by accident.
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    • 54 min
    The West Mesa Murders

    The West Mesa Murders

    In 2009, the bodies of eleven women were unearthed in an area of Albuquerque, New Mexico, called the West Mesa. Many of the women were identified as missing persons who had been on the radar of police for many years. Detective Ida Lopez had long suspected that many of the women on her missing person's list would be found together, and she turned out to be correct. Many have theorized that a lone serial killer, who has been dubbed "The West Mesa Bone Collector", is responsible for this series of murders.
    Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the West Mesa murders and the person many believe to be responsible, "The West Mesa Bone Collector," In addition to being buried in the same location, these women had many things in common. Is one person responsible for this series of murders, preying on women in the middle of the night and then burying their bodies in one location? Or were there multiple killers operating over the years who happened to choose to bury the bodies of the victims in the same location?
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Boston Strangler

    The Boston Strangler

    From 1962 to 1964, the Boston Strangler terrorized the Boston area, praying mostly on older and vulnerable women. The police eventually connected the murders due to the signature methods that this predator used. Many of the women were strangled with a piece of their own clothing, and the killer tied a knot, and often a bow. 11 murders were eventually connected to the Boston Strangler. A man named Albert DeSalvo eventually confessed to all 11 of the murders. But did he actually commit them?
    Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the infamous killer who became known as the Boston Strangler. Albert DeSalvo was undoubtedly a bad man. He was in prison for other crimes when he confessed to being the Boston Strangler. His other crime sprees earned him the monikers of "The Measuring Man" and "The Green man." But many people did not believe that DeSalvo was the Boston Strangler even though he was able to provide a lot of information on the murders. A fellow inmate named George Nassar has been looked at by many as the real perpetrator. And some people believe not all 11 murders were committed by the same person. In recent years DNA has shed some light on Albert DeSalvo's connection to the murders. But, for many, quite a bit of mystery still surrounds this case.
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    • 59 min
    The Mysterious Death of Dorothy Davis

    The Mysterious Death of Dorothy Davis

    Dorothy Davis died at the Fort Lewis Army base in Washington State in 1991. Her death was originally ruled a suicide because that's what the scene inside her bedroom suggested. But, as more pieces of the pictures came into focus, suspicion began falling squarely on the shoulders of Dorothy's husband, Corporal Christian Davis.
    Join Mike and Morf as they discuss Dorothy's death and the investigation that eventually led back to her husband. As authorities pieced everything together, they learned that Christian may have tried to kill Dorothy years earlier in a fire made to look like an accident. Crucial clues emerged, including the jacket Christian was wearing the night his wife died and a hazy 20-minute window of time that night. Suicide letters next to Dorothy turned out not to be what authorities they were, and the way that she was holding the gun was re-examined. It all led to one suspect, Dorothy's husband, Christian.
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    • 56 min
    The Isdal Woman

    The Isdal Woman

    In 1970, a family hiking in Norway stumbled upon the burned body of a woman. Police had very little to work with to try to identify this woman. There were, however, items scattered around the woman's body that appeared to have been staged. Days later, investigators found more of the woman's belongings inside some suitcases at a railway station. The items inside the suitcases were also intriguing as it appeared that any type of identifiable information had been removed from the items.
    Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the intrigue and mystery surrounding the unidentified Jane Doe who has become known as The Isdal Woman. Investigators discovered quite a bit of information about the woman's movements before her death, and they interviewed a number of people who had seen her. These individuals had some very interesting things to say about the woman. Entries written in code, multiple aliases, which all would have required a different passport, and a documented check fraud scheme have led to much speculation in this case. But, the question remains, who was The Isdal Woman, and how did she die?
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.8K Ratings

5.8K Ratings

Sher in FL ,

Well Done!

Just finished the Lake Mead episode! Extremely well done guys! Lots of information I’ve never before heard. Listened while in the safety of a pool!😀

rajrahraj ,

Great show

I like the show. The guys often cover cases I have never heard about. They do very little banter and are always respectful.

cheatovendito ,

Boring.

I couldn’t stand even get half way through one episode. The hosts are obviously reading a script they’ve copied from somewhere else. Like listening to a boring audiobook.

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