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Don’t talk to Strangers – The Oakland County Child Murders is a limited run podcast focused on nine child murders that took place in and around south Oakland County between January 1, 1976 and March 16, 1977. Four of these murders appear to be the work of an as yet unidentified serial killer known as the Oakland County Child Killer.

Don't Talk to Strangers Nina Innsted

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    • 4.5 • 665 Ratings

Don’t talk to Strangers – The Oakland County Child Murders is a limited run podcast focused on nine child murders that took place in and around south Oakland County between January 1, 1976 and March 16, 1977. Four of these murders appear to be the work of an as yet unidentified serial killer known as the Oakland County Child Killer.

    The end of the story

    The end of the story

    In the conclusion of the mini season of Don't Talk to Strangers we cover the delayed arrest of the perpetrators, their trials and the distressing information learned by Jennifer's mother during court proceedings. #Murder #Michigan

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    • 42 min
    Episode 1

    Episode 1

    The charming community of Milford Michigan has seen more than its fair share of tragedy and violence. This mini-season of Don't Talk to Strangers explores a double homicide from the summer of 1995. 

    #Murder #Michigan 

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    • 32 min
    Finale

    Finale

    A somber yet optimistic conclusion to season one.

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    Credits:

    Nina Innsted, writer/host
    Lisa Strawn, editor/producer

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    • 12 min
    Where is my perp walk?

    Where is my perp walk?

    Nina and fellow researcher Andy Berthiaume discuss the patterns and problems in the Oakland County child murders based on information found in this document. (Note: this is a 250 page PDF. Specific page numbers are mentioned in the episode)

    Document Link Url: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/53805NCJRS.pdf

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    Credits:

    Nina Innsted, writer/host
    Lisa Strawn, editor/producer

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    • 58 min
    No One to Guide Him

    No One to Guide Him

    September 1, 1978, 23 year old James Lossing of Mt Clemens commits an unspeakable crime against a child. Macomb County officials were asking - Could Lossing be the long sought after Oakland County Child Killer?

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    Credits:

    Nina Innsted, writer/host
    Lisa Strawn, editor/producer

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    • 28 min
    No Apparent Motive

    No Apparent Motive

    In September 1977, Birmingham Michigan has it's third murder in less than two years. Authorities are quick to point out that this murder "was not related to the Oakland County Child Killer"

    Who murdered art dealer and reverend John McKinney? His business but him in contact with OCCK victim Timothy King. Could McKinney have knowledge of the child killings? Or was it all a coincidence? #murder #art #unsolved #execution

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    Credits:

    Nina Innsted, writer/host
    Lisa Strawn, editor/producer

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
665 Ratings

665 Ratings

BankAddict ,

Great job

Love this podcast! Nina’s voice is soothing, the cases well researched. I appreciate that she takes a serious tone because we’re dealing with horrible deaths and people are affected. Well done.

Jenn Peel ,

Great podcast

I love listening to Nina’s podcasts.
She is very thorough, thoughtful, considerate and seems to care about the victims and their loved ones.
If you enjoyed her telling and research of Don’t Talk to Strangers try her other podcast Already Gone.

CeeBee16 ,

How could you make this topic boring?

I’m not sure how you could make it boring but Nina found a way. I was zoning out during most the episodes and I gave up eventually.

She also was adding in cases that are very likely not related to the child killer as filler. Just skip this one.

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