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It’s said that we die two deaths. The first, after we exhale our last breath. And the second, the last time someone speaks our name. I’m Elisha, host of Dead On: A True Crime Podcast. But Dead On isn’t just a podcast. It’s a community. Together we’ll honour the victims of violent crime. Investigate what makes criminals tick. And shed light on long forgotten cases. Come on this journey with me. Every Friday, we’ll dive into a case that’ll make you want to roll up your sleeves and get involved.

Dead On: A True Crime Podcast Elisha Denza

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 41 Ratings

It’s said that we die two deaths. The first, after we exhale our last breath. And the second, the last time someone speaks our name. I’m Elisha, host of Dead On: A True Crime Podcast. But Dead On isn’t just a podcast. It’s a community. Together we’ll honour the victims of violent crime. Investigate what makes criminals tick. And shed light on long forgotten cases. Come on this journey with me. Every Friday, we’ll dive into a case that’ll make you want to roll up your sleeves and get involved.

    Suspicious Death on the Tracks | Tamworth

    Suspicious Death on the Tracks | Tamworth

    On January 16 1988, a train driver was making a run from Tamworth towards Sydney. Shortly after leaving the city limits, the driver noticed something lying on the tracks. With horror, he realised it was a person. Unfortunately he wasn't able to brake in time. But was it really the train that killed the young man? Or was he the victim of foul play?

    This grim discovery kicked off a 30+ year fight to get justice. And revealed deep-seated roots of racism within the justice system.
    If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, please be advised that this episode covers the death of a young Aboriginal man.
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    • 37 min
    Crime Time with Sami the 911 Dispatcher

    Crime Time with Sami the 911 Dispatcher

    Get pumped. Because this is the very first episode of Crime Time. Every month, we’ll be chatting with a fascinating guest who works in law enforcement, forensic science, or the legal system. So we can hear first hand accounts of crime from people who work the cases.
    In this episode, we’re chatting with Sami the 911 Dispatcher. And woo, does she have a story for you! 
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    The talented musician Fuzz Douglas created the kickass theme music. You can find more of his psychedelic goodness on Soundcloud.

    • 30 min
    The Honeymoon Killers: Aurore Martin and Peter Uwe Schmitt

    The Honeymoon Killers: Aurore Martin and Peter Uwe Schmitt

    They’ve been called the Bonnie and Clyde of the 90s. The Evil Lovers. The Dangerous Duo. But one thing’s for certain. Marrying either Aurore or Peter was a dangerous proposition. Both of their spouses died in tragic accidents. Leaving both Peter and Aurore with a substantial amount of insurance money. As investigators unravelled the tangled web left behind, they realised it wasn’t an accident at all. It was murder.
    This episode is dedicated to Daniel Vaughan. He is a total legend. An emoji aficionado. And a kick-ass supporter of the show on Patreon. And generally the nicest person you’d have the pleasure to meet. Thank you, Daniel!
    Support the Show
    If you love Dead On, and I hope you do, please support the show on Patreon.
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    Dead On is a proud member of the PodMoth Media Network. To find great podcasts to binge, including Bad Acts, please visit podmoth.network. 

    Visit the Website
    Check out the Episode Discovery file to see photos from the case file, find sources, and get the full rundown about the episode. 
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    Special Thanks
    The talented musician Fuzz Douglas created the kickass theme music. You can find more of his psychedelic goodness on Soundcloud.

    • 31 min
    The Beast of Melbourne: Peter Dupas

    The Beast of Melbourne: Peter Dupas

    For three decades, Peter Dupas stalked the women of Melbourne. Every time he was released from prison, this unrepentant criminal would reoffend with increasing violence. Eventually claiming the lives of at least three women. 
    This episode is dedicated to the effervescent Hayley Hepburn. She is a kick-ass supporter of the show on Patreon. A generally amazing human. And a landscaping wizard. I can’t stop, won’t stop banging on about how amazing she is. Thank you, Hayley!
    Support the Show
    If you love Dead On, and I hope you do, please support the show on Patreon.
    PodMoth Media Network
    Dead On is a proud member of the PodMoth Media Network. To find great podcasts to binge, including Twisted Listers, please visit podmoth.network. 
    Visit the Website
    Check out the Episode Discovery file to see photos from the case file, find sources, and get the full rundown about the episode. 
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    Special Thanks
    The talented musician Fuzz Douglas created the kickass theme music. You can find more of his psychedelic goodness on Soundcloud.

    • 41 min
    The Waddell Buddhist Temple Massacre

    The Waddell Buddhist Temple Massacre

    On the morning of August 10 1991, Chawee Borders headed over to Wat Promkunaram to bring the Buddhist monks their daily meal. Instead, she discovered the bodies of nine people. Including five monks, a nun, the nun’s grandson, and a temple worker. But who would want to kill monks? And why? 
    This episode is dedicated to the lovely Brandy Lewis. She is a kick-ass supporter of the show on Patreon. A sweetheart of the highest order. And protector of the realm. I refuse to cease describing how amazing she is. Thank you, Brandy!
    Support the Show
    If you love Dead On, and I hope you do, please support the show on Patreon.
    PodMoth Media Network
    Dead On is a proud member of the PodMoth Media Network. To find other great podcasts to binge, please visit podmoth.network. 
    Visit the Website
    Check out the Episode Discovery file to see photos from the case file, find sources, and get the full rundown about the episode. 

    Additional Reading
    Innocent Until Interrogated: The True Story of the Buddhist Temple Massacre and the Tucson Four | By Gary L. Stuart
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    Special Thanks
    The talented musician Fuzz Douglas created the kickass theme music. You can find more of his psychedelic goodness on Soundcloud.

    • 41 min
    The Piketon Massacre

    The Piketon Massacre

    On April 22 2016, eight members of the Rhoden family were shot to death in their homes. Sparing only the very young children, who would be unable to identify the killer or killers. But who would want to destroy this hard-working, salt of the earth family? And why?
    This episode is dedicated to the legendary Justin Wear. He is a kick-ass supporter of the show on Patreon. And I can’t bang on enough about how great he is. Thank you, Justin!
    Support the Show
    If you love Dead On, and I hope you do, please support the show on Patreon.
    Visit the Website
    Check out the Episode Discovery file to see photos from the case file, find sources, and get the full rundown about the episode. 
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    Join the Facebook group: Dead Ringers
    Special Thanks
    The talented musician Fuzz Douglas created the kickass theme music. You can find more of his psychedelic goodness on Soundcloud.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

GlamazonNikki ,

Love a lady with a witty potty mouth!

I’m very picky about my podcasts. Voice tone, cadence are important as are no giggling, no vocal fry, & no non-value add “Really? & Wow!’s” and swearing that is awkward & unnecessary. Elisha’s use of profanity is perfect & always appropriately specific to the story. Stories are well researched and thorough. A++

Bridgetmonster ,

Love it

Great podcast, well thought out and researched. If you love true crime this is a good one. Keep up the good work!

-Future is Bright? Pod

heygirlwhat ,

Love Elisha’s presentation!

Everything about Dead On is spectacular! Elisha picks great cases, and her delivery really pulls you in. I always feel like I’ve learned something, and she makes you feel like a friend.
- Danielle at Bad Acts

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