17 episodes

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 Spective Productions

    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 692 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.

    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
    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 - The Babysitter Murders

    Episode 1 - The Babysitter Murders

    The “Babysitter Murders” is a series of three murders, one in Wayne County, one in Macomb County and one in Oakland County.

    Two of the victims were babysitting young children when they were assaulted and murdered.

    Law enforcement would go on to close all three cases.

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    Credits:

    Nina Innsted, writer/hostLisa Strawn, editor/producer
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    • 39 min
    Episode 2 - Mark Stebbins

    Episode 2 - Mark Stebbins

    Explore the disappearance and murder of 12-year-old Mark Stebbins. While his death is the first case attributed to the Oakland County Child Killer, the smothering death of Mark Stebbins remains unsolved.

    • 31 min
    Episode 3 - Jane Allan

    Episode 3 - Jane Allan

    In the summer of 1976, 13 year old Jane Allan is abducted. Local media reports on her as a runaway who met an unfortunate end, but Jane had not run away when she was abducted. Local media used Jane's history as a former runaway and her tragic death to strike fear in children and spread the message that bad things happen to you if you run away from home.

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    Credits:

    Nina Innsted, writer/hostLisa Strawn, editor/producer
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Episode 4 - Jill Robinson

    Episode 4 - Jill Robinson

    This is the mid-season finale of Don't Talk to Strangers. The Robinson family thought leaving Detroit for the suburbs would keep them safe. Not long after the move Jill Robinson begins having nightmares, horrific dreams of being shot. Until days before Christmas when she disappears, and the day after Christmas Jill is found murdered, shot in the head. Coincidence or premonition?

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    Credits:

    Nina Innsted, writer/hostLisa Strawn, editor/producer
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
692 Ratings

692 Ratings

Smrgrl ,

An excellent and professional true crime podcast

I just found this but have been following this case since childhood. I was 8 in 1976 and grew up in Wayne county (before moving to Oakland county in 1979), but distinctly recall the fear that gripped my parents and grandparents. Ms. Innsted’s research and presentation are impeccable; as a reference librarian, I want the facts. Hopefully, as with Michelle McNamara and the GSK, this case can finally be solved…someday.

FireDan220 ,

Fantastic program

Growing up in Oakland County during the 70’s made the Oakland County Child Killer murders a major influence in our community. This podcast does an incredible job of painting the picture of what happened during the time and all the fallout. Great Podcast.

npelosi ,

5⭐️ deep dive

I’ve read The Snow Killings and listened to numerous podcasts on this subject. I thought this could be a complete regurgitation of what I already knew, but Nina does an amazing and extremely thoughtful job telling the OCCK stories, as well as uncovering a wealth of information surrounding the case. I am looking forward to seeing what she does in the future!

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