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Cults, Crimes and Cabernet is hosted by Melissa & Whitney. Our true crime obsession launch us into a journey across America visiting the atrocities that make us question humanity. Our unique approach to interesting and horrible events provides an entertaining and suspenseful experience. It’s as if you’re sitting around the table with some friends having a glass of wine. Our mission is to be a trusted resource while empowering others to use action oriented advocacy to create positive change for victims nationwide.

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Cults, Crimes and Cabernet is hosted by Melissa & Whitney. Our true crime obsession launch us into a journey across America visiting the atrocities that make us question humanity. Our unique approach to interesting and horrible events provides an entertaining and suspenseful experience. It’s as if you’re sitting around the table with some friends having a glass of wine. Our mission is to be a trusted resource while empowering others to use action oriented advocacy to create positive change for victims nationwide.

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    Florida : Zachary Bernhardt

    Florida : Zachary Bernhardt

    Zachary Bernhardt vanished without a trace in the early morning hours of September 11, 2000. Exactly one year before our nation experienced one of the most tragic terrorist attacks on our country ever. Zach was just eight years old and living with his mother Leah Hackett in an apartment complex in Clearwater, Florida. His mom worked nights so she was used to staying up all night and decided to take a walk to burn some energy. During this short time she was away, Zach went missing and has never been seen since. Very little clues and no suspect has ever been named in Zachary Bernhardt’s disappearance.

    What happened to Zachary Bernhardt?

    Sources-

    ID disappeared gone in an instant documentary

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clearwater,_Florida

    https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/fl/clearwater/crime

    https://www.fox13news.com/news/what-happened-to-zachary-bernhardt-family-police-still-searching-22-years-after-he-vanished-from-clearwater

    https://thecinemaholic.com/is-zachary-bernhardt-found-or-missing-where-is-his-mother-now/

    https://www.newspapers.com/image/328224974/?terms=Zachary%20Bernhardt&match=1

    https://www.newspapers.com/image/341364068/?terms=Zachary%20Bernhardt&match=1

    https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/KPIE/date/2000-9-11

    https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/special-reports/the-missing/missing-zachary-bernhardt/67-1fbd4fdf-3a3c-4200-9423-e8d4fd3eef18

    https://charleyproject.org/case/zachary-michael-cole-bernhardt

    • 36 min
    Delaware : Janteyl Johnson

    Delaware : Janteyl Johnson

    Blurb:


    February 3, 2010 was a normal day for 15 year old Janteyl Johnson. She had gone to school that day but wasn’t feeling well and decided to go home to get some rest before returning to school that evening for a few activities. Janteyl called her mom to let her know she was headed home to rest and to please call her to make sure she is up for her after school activities. Janteyl walks the less than a mile home stopping for some candy at a local convenience store. When her brother arrived at their home to pick her up later that evening, the door was unlocked with all of Janteyl’s belongings still inside. No signs of struggle and no Janteyl raised red flags immediately. Janteyl was also 5 months pregnant and not at risk of being a runaway.

    What happened to Janteyl Johnson?

    If you have any information regarding the February 3, 2010 disappearance of Janteyl Johnson, please contact Detective Roberto Herrera-Cortes at (302) 385-2784 or through his email at RJHerrera-Cortes@nccde.org. You can also submit a tip through Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) THE-LOST (800-843-5678).

    Sources:

    http://www.whereisjanteyl.com/blog/timeline-of-janteyl-johnsons-disappearance
    https://uncovered.com/cases/janteyl-johnson/sources
    https://wherearetheypodcast.medium.com/the-unsolved-disappearance-of-janteyl-johnson-e41a3bc2eba6
    https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/mother-fears-she-ll-never-get-answers-disappearance-daughter-janteyl-n1258445
    https://newsone.com/2846087/janteyl-johnson-delaware/
    https://www.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/1141215/1/screen
    https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/5z1rk1/what_happened_to_janteyl_johnson/
    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/de-janteyl-johnson-15-may-be-pregnant-newark-new-castle-county-feb-2010.95244/page-2

    • 33 min
    Connecticut : Sylvia Baker

    Connecticut : Sylvia Baker

    Sylvia Baker was a single mother trying to provide the best life for her children when one day she got into a van and was never seen alive again. Her remains would be found bound at the wrists and ankles the next day. Her eyes were covered with a blindfold and all personal items were gone, including her clothing. Rumors of a cult, ex-boyfriends, a man that lost his wallet near where she was found, and even serial killers have been spread about her case without any resolution. It has been 40 years since Sylvia walked out her apartment door to take out the trash leaving her two children inside. Who killed Sylvia Baker?

    #connecticut #murder #missingperson #unsolved #unsolvedmystery #sylviabaker #hartford

    Sources-

    https://www.ctinsider.com/connecticutmagazine/article/New-clues-may-help-solve-a-string-of-decades-old-17045834.php

    https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/connecticut/unsolved-mysteries-ct/

    https://www.wtnh.com/news/unsolved-in-connecticut-a-look-at-the-homicide-cold-cases-in-the-state/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford,_Connecticut

    https://www.ctinsider.com/connecticutmagazine/article/New-clues-may-help-solve-a-string-of-decades-old-17045834.php

    https://www.ctinsider.com/connecticutmagazine/article/New-clues-may-help-solve-a-string-of-decades-old-17045834.php

    • 33 min
    Connecticut : Sylvia Baker

    Connecticut : Sylvia Baker

    Sylvia Baker was a single mother trying to provide the best life for her children when one day she got into a van and was never seen alive again. Her remains would be found the next day bound at the wrists and ankles. Her eyes were covered with a blindfold and all personal items were gone, including her clothing. Rumors of a cult, ex-boyfriends, a man that lost his wallet near where she was found, and even serial killers have been spread about her case without any resolution. It has been 40 years since Sylvia walked out her apartment door to take out the trash leaving her two children inside. Who killed Sylvia Baker?

    Anyone with information about Sylvia Baker’s murder can leave an anonymous tip for the Cold Case Unit by calling 1-866-623-8058.

    Sources-
    https://www.ctinsider.com/connecticutmagazine/article/New-clues-may-help-solve-a-string-of-decades-old-17045834.php

    https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/connecticut/unsolved-mysteries-ct/

    https://www.wtnh.com/news/unsolved-in-connecticut-a-look-at-the-homicide-cold-cases-in-the-state/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford,_Connecticut

    https://www.ctinsider.com/connecticutmagazine/article/New-clues-may-help-solve-a-string-of-decades-old-17045834.php

    https://www.ctinsider.com/connecticutmagazine/article/New-clues-may-help-solve-a-string-of-decades-old-17045834.php

    Colorado : Lashaya Stine

    Colorado : Lashaya Stine

    Sixteen year old Lashaya Stine had just been awarded an internship at the University of Colorado Hospital and she had an interview coming up for a new job. The aspiring nurse was making plans for her future and her mother was very proud. When Lashaya went missing in the early morning hours of July 15, 2016, police questioned whether she had run away or she had been taken. Her mother noticed Lashaya had left behind her wallet, phone charger, clothing, and other items she would regularly take with her. Surveillance footage nearby showed her walking alone, as if she were meeting someone and then her family would never see her again. Tips that came into authorities lead family to believe Lashaya has become a victim of sex trafficking.

    What happened to Lashaya Stine?

    #colorado #humantrafficking #missingperson #unsolved #unsolvedmystery #lashayastine #sextrafficking #auroracolorado

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    Sources:
    https://charleyproject.org/case/lashaya-nae-stine
    https://uncovered.com/cases/lashaya-stine/sources
    https://sentinelcolorado.com/orecent-headlines/5-years-later-search-for-missing-aurora-teen-continues/
    https://www.denverpost.com/2019/07/23/aurora-teen-lashaya-stine-missing-3-years-suspected-trafficking/
    https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/news/lashaya-nae-stine-missing-girl-aurora/
    https://www.denverpost.com/2020/11/10/missing-aurora-teen-search/
    https://kdvr.com/news/new-video-released-of-missing-16-year-old-from-aurora/
    https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/its-been-3-years-since-lashaya-stine-was-last-seen/73-b2a90d12-4159-409f-8b1e-6b5a417dde86
    https://sentinelcolorado.com/orecent-headlines/police-fbi-follow-new-tip-related-to-2016-disappearance-of-aurora-teen/
    https://www.denver7.com/news/front-range/aurora/aurora-police-searching-for-missing-16-year-old
    https://nextdoor.com/agency-post/co/aurora/aurora-police-department/missing-person-29269915/
    https://www.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/1272949/1/screen
    https://namus.nij.ojp.gov/case/MP35655
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    • 26 min
    California : Keddie Cabin Murders

    California : Keddie Cabin Murders

    In 1981, four people were brutally murdered in the town of Keddie, California. Inside cabin 28 of the Keddie Resort is where this awful crime occured. Sue Sharp, her son John, and his friend Dana Wingate were savagely killed with a claw hammer and a steak knife that was left at the crime scene. Sue’s daughter Tina was kidnapped that day and her remains wouldn't be found for three years. Three younger boys sleeping in a bedroom were left completely unharmed. One of those boys was a neighbor named Justin who had a very vivid dream or was it? He described in detail what he thought was a dream at first, but there are many similarities of what really happened that night. Could he be the sole witness to this horrible crime? Listen to the California episode of Cults, Crimes & Cabernet to hear where the case is today.


    Call to Action:
    Anyone with any information is urged to call the Plumas County Sheriff’s office at (530) 283-6360. A “secret witness” is offering $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of anyone responsible for the murders. Text tips are also welcomed at 847411 (TIP411). The keyword is SW.


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    Sources:
    https://www.grunge.com/673233/the-mystery-behind-the-keddie-cabin-murders-explained/
    https://thecinemaholic.com/are-martin-smartt-and-john-bo-boubede-dead-or-alive-where-is-marilyn-smartt-now/
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/keddie-cabin-murders
    https://keddie28.com/timeline.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keddie_murders
    https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/crimefeed/murder/cabin-in-the-woods-who-killed-the-sharp-family
    https://www.historicmysteries.com/keddie-cabin-murders/
    https://lightsonpod.medium.com/murder-in-cabin-28-455f13954fce
    https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/crimefeed/murder/cabin-in-the-woods-who-killed-the-sharp-family


    #California #KeddieCabinMurders #Unsolved #UnsolvedMystery #UnsolvedMurder #Murder

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

MNSandoval ,

Stick with it

The first few episodes make you cringe due to the lack of empathy for the victims and surviving family. They mentioned in an interview that they leave those episodes up so listeners can see how far they have come and how much they have improved. So if you can stick with them and keep listening they promise the later episodes are more respectful.

team CourtNate and Anna Banana ,

Two strong, personable ladies

Advocacy focused, victim centric and compassionate with a touch of spirits (if you get my drift 🍷even though technically wine isn’t considered spirits, which is weird). I’m thankful to have gotten to know them as two likeminded pod friends. They’re incredible.

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Love these girls

They passion for advocacy for the families is amazing. They are going places! Can’t wait to see them grow.

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