4 episodes

On October 26, 1981, Christine Guenther went missing from a bus stop in the small suburban town of Peters Township. Five days later, on Halloween, she was found murdered. The case still remains unsolved today.

Coming March 2019

Show art by Emily VanderMey

Do You Know Who Murdered Me? Caitlin Bell

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    • 4.7, 49 Ratings

On October 26, 1981, Christine Guenther went missing from a bus stop in the small suburban town of Peters Township. Five days later, on Halloween, she was found murdered. The case still remains unsolved today.

Coming March 2019

Show art by Emily VanderMey

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

LydianalaMode ,

What happened to the rest of this podcast?!!! Excellent start...

This true crime unsolved murder podcast, created by a young, intelligent, and dedicated indie podcaster, starts out strongly with two intriguing (if too short and unpolished as this is produced by a new indie podcaster) episodes that are well put together for an untested podcaster. Caitlin has also done extensive research and prep on her own. She has conducted an impressive number of interviews with friends and family and many others connected to the case; in addition, she has researched newspaper archives, pulling out great quotes. Special Bonus — she has attributed these quotes correctly to the original sources (ahem certain popular podcasters), and in general doing more research than certain extremely popular true crime podcasts recently called out for plagiarism.

Caitlin, and other honest and dedicated podcasters like her, deserve our full support! Caitlin has clearly devoted a great deal of her time and effort to presenting this deeply sad case — unsolved and cold as ice after 38 long years. This is the kind of case that one confession, one person with the right info, one memory of a strange detail, or one piece of recovered evidence that yields DNA traceable through a genealogy website, could heat up again. A spark can start a fire.

Think of Christine on Halloween when most children, dressed up proudly in their superhero and princess costumes, are out happily seeking candy, attending Halloween-themed dances, and laughing with their friends. Spare a moment for the girl stuck in time, a rose in amber, who never got to grow up, pick out a dress in her favorite color for the prom, go to college, travel to a place she loved, meet a life partner, fall in love, and get married, smiling brightly as she walked down the aisle in a luminous dress she chose for herself, bursting with hope and dreams of the future. She is the girl who will never have her own children, pursue a career, and enjoy a long life — because in 1981 someone — a coward who has hidden his true nature from the eyes of a community and the light of justice — stole decades from the girl whose life was just beginning.

Caitlin tells a story that is initially familiar to those of us who listen to or read or watch true crime related material as there are — tragically — many children who go missing and are later found murdered. When this crime occurred in 1981, sadly, most of the protocols that we now accept as essential such as the involvement of police and the immediate filing of missing person reports etc were not in place (certainly no amber alerts or cell phone data). Police often dismissed these cases as runaways as we hear in this podcast.

But we only have two episodes, an enigmatic update saying something about legal issues with material that might be disclosed in the future, and then NOTHING for four months. This is incredibly frustrating and disappointing. I am giving this podcast five stars because I respect Caitlin’s effort to bring attention to this forgotten case but respectfully Caitlin you need to update your audience as you’ve asked us to care about this case but then dropped us. You can post a very quick update or updates, and do so even if you need to say that you can’t continue for some reason but will help someone else who wants to pick this up. Instead you’ve disappeared, and it’s been four months since you posted anything at all.

Adameowskii ,

Where did it go?

It started out great, BUT where did it go?
I would at least like an update!

Chele rn ,

Great job

Great job. I saw your go fund me. I’m so impressed by your tenacity. To top it off, you have produced a first class product. Keep it up, loved this!!

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