172 episodes

Dark Downeast: Maine and New England's True Crime Podcast digs into the decades-old and modern day cases that prickle the history of Vacationland and beyond – the unsolved homicides, undetermined deaths, unexplained disappearances and other dark stories of New England.

Investigative journalist and storyteller Kylie Low gets straight to the story with a mix of narrated episodes and documentary style production featuring interviews with surviving family and friends and insight on the investigations from detectives and sources who know these cases best.

This is heart-centered, ethical true crime, bringing light to stories you’re not hearing on other podcasts. It is Dark Downeast's mission to honor the legacy of the humans at the heart of each story and bring new attention to the cases still awaiting justice.

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    • 4.8 • 2.9K Ratings

Dark Downeast: Maine and New England's True Crime Podcast digs into the decades-old and modern day cases that prickle the history of Vacationland and beyond – the unsolved homicides, undetermined deaths, unexplained disappearances and other dark stories of New England.

Investigative journalist and storyteller Kylie Low gets straight to the story with a mix of narrated episodes and documentary style production featuring interviews with surviving family and friends and insight on the investigations from detectives and sources who know these cases best.

This is heart-centered, ethical true crime, bringing light to stories you’re not hearing on other podcasts. It is Dark Downeast's mission to honor the legacy of the humans at the heart of each story and bring new attention to the cases still awaiting justice.

    The Suspicious Death of Philip Wendel Boyce (Maine)

    The Suspicious Death of Philip Wendel Boyce (Maine)

    During the winter of 1941, the death of Philip Wendel Boyce found in a downtown Portland, Maine alleyway left investigators divided by two very different theories: Was it an accident or was it murder?

    Every once in a while, I like to go way, way back and unearth cases that might otherwise be lost with time. Given its age and the circumstances you’re about to hear, it’s unlikely that any investigative resources will be devoted to this case ever again…But that’s exactly the kind of story that deserves to be told.

    • 33 min
    The Murders of Audrey Lynn Harris, Christine Dumont, & Stacie Goulet (Rhode Island)

    The Murders of Audrey Lynn Harris, Christine Dumont, & Stacie Goulet (Rhode Island)

    During a nearly 18-month span beginning the winter of 2003, Audrey Lynn Harris, Christine Dumont, and Stacie Goulet disappeared without a trace from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, leaving their families and investigators searching for answers. It wasn’t until detectives received an anonymous voicemail that the pieces finally came together in what would later be referred to as one of the most horrific homicide cases in the city’s history.

    • 36 min
    The Murder of Shari Lynn Roth (New Hampshire)

    The Murder of Shari Lynn Roth (New Hampshire)

    When Shari Lynn Roth left her apartment in North Conway, New Hampshire for a short afternoon hike to one of her favorite spots among the White Mountain National Forest, what should’ve been a peaceful retreat turned into a fateful encounter with a still unknown predator.

    Several theories have been floated since that August afternoon in 1977, but none have proven to be the truth about what happened more than four decades ago.

    • 33 min
    The Murder of Sarah Hunter (Vermont)

    The Murder of Sarah Hunter (Vermont)

    Sarah Hunter was only 15 minutes late for work when her coworker called police to report her missing, but despite his swift action, Sarah’s case would go cold and stay that way for years.

    Decades later, an individual known to the case from the earliest days of the investigation became a prime suspect and advanced DNA testing even led to an arrest. Yet Sarah’s murder still awaits a conclusion to this day after almost 40 years.

    • 36 min
    The Disappearance of April Dawn Pennington (Connecticut)

    The Disappearance of April Dawn Pennington (Connecticut)

    When a 15-year-old girl snuck out of her bedroom window one night in May of 1996, it was like she vanished right into thin air with no leads. Years later unsealed court documents revealed that police had a theory and a suspect from the earliest days of the case, but it would take over a decade to build a case strong enough for an arrest.

    • 38 min
    The Murder of Ada Bean (Massachusetts)

    The Murder of Ada Bean (Massachusetts)

    In a one month span during the winter of 1969, the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts was set on edge after two violent attacks on women while they slept in their beds challenged the very sense of safety residents thought they had in their own homes.

    Nearly 50 years later, one of those cases was finally solved, but the second, very similar homicide is still waiting for answers. The case file for the homicide of Ada Bean shows that the investigation uncovered numerous leads and tons of evidence at the time, but none of it led to an arrest. After more than five decades, this story is long overdue for an ending.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

Pearly39 ,

Stephanie Gebo

Heard of this case in Parkman Me? One of the longest fugitive chases in the state..RIP Stephanie

DDPirate ,

Promising but a letdown.

I loved the first episodes of the podcast! It felt real, authentic, and engaging. It now feels overly scripted and disconnected. Audiochuck is like a podcast cancer. They take over everything they get near and change it. Now the episodes are so critical of the police (a job these hosts could never do…despite Ashley’s mistaken belief that she is an investigator). Now, the focus is on social issues, rather than the actual crime/victim. Kylie should leave Audiochuck and save her podcast. Until then, I’ll remove DDE from my playlist.

longfinger ,

Excellent show

Kylie has a great voice and she really has a great podcast! This has quickly become one of my favorite shows! Nice job Kylie!

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