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Fruitloops is a weekly podcast where two true crime enthusiasts bring you stories about people of color who rarely get media coverage - bringing diversity to the true crime conversation.

Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color Fruitloops

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    • 4.3 • 526 Ratings

Fruitloops is a weekly podcast where two true crime enthusiasts bring you stories about people of color who rarely get media coverage - bringing diversity to the true crime conversation.

    E158: Clarence W. Walker

    E158: Clarence W. Walker

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    This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Clarence W. Walker, a serial killer responsible for at least 13 murders across at least three states between 1951 and 1965. It’s very likely that he was responsible for even more.

    First, we dive into the setting (12:32), the killers early life (29:32) and the timeline (31:57). Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (45:15), "Where are they now?" (47:58) followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (48:37).

    As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered and our shout outs (55:01).

    This episode was researched & scripted by Wendy & Beth Williams.

    Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time... look alive guys, it's crazy out there!

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    Shout Outs

    Sneakerella
    https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/movie/sneakerella

    Kendrick Lamar: Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers
    https://www.amazon.com/music/player/albums/B0B15NW2X7

    We Own This City
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    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/we-own-this-city-podcast/id1619397540


    Where to find us:
    Our Facebook page is Fruitloopspod and our discussion group is Fruitloopspod Discussion on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/groups/fruitloopspod/
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    Footnotes

    Articles/Websites

    Haines, Max. (03/15/2014). Madman On The Loose. Press Reader. Retrieved 04/15/2022 from a...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    E157: Heriberto Seda (The New York Zodiac) Pt 2

    E157: Heriberto Seda (The New York Zodiac) Pt 2

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    This is part 2 of our story about Heriberto Seda, aka The New York Zodiac. So if you haven’t listened to episode 1 yet, go on back and listen to it and we’ll meet you right back here.
    First, we recap episode 1 (09:42) and then we get back into the timeline (11:51).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (23:48), "Where are they now?" followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (51:00).  
    As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered and our shout outs (01:01:48). 
    This episode was researched & scripted by Minnie Williams.
    Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time... look alive guys, it's crazy out there!
    Sponsors
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    Shout Outs
    Crimes From The East
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crimes-from-the-east/id1559398187
    Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall
    https://www.hbo.com/undercurrent-the-disappearance-of-kim-wall
    Magellan TV
    https://www.magellantv.com/
    Where to find us:
    Our Facebook page is Fruitloopspod and our discussion group is Fruitloopspod Discussion on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/groups/fruitloopspod/
    We are also on Twitter and Instagram @fruitloopspod
    Please send any questions or comments to fruitloopspod@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at 602-935-6294.  We just might read your email or play your voicemail on the show!
    Want to Support the show?
    You can support the show by rating and reviewing Fruitloops on iTunes, or anywhere else that you get your podcasts from.  We would love it if you gave us 5 stars!
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    Footnotes
    Articles/Websites
    Murderpedia. (n.d.). Heriberto Seda. Retrieved 04/06/2022 from
    https://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/seda-heriberto.htm
    Curry, J. (06/25/1990). 3 Weeks Later, A Victim Shot By 'Zodiac' Dies. The New York TImes. Retrieved 04/07/2022 from https://www.nytimes.com/1990/06/25/nyregion/3-weeks-later-a-victim-shot-by-zodiac-dies.html
    Wikipedia contributors. (03/23/2022). Heriberto Seda. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 04/08/2022 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heriberto_Seda
    Richardson, L. (06/22/1996). Suspect Is Charged in 4 Zodiac Cases in Queens. The New York TImes. Retrieved 04/11/2022 from a...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    E156: Heriberto Seda (The New York Zodiac) Pt 1

    E156: Heriberto Seda (The New York Zodiac) Pt 1

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    This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Heriberto Seda, a Latinx man also known as The New York Zodiac. Seda idolized the Zodiac killer and started a series of his own murders, based on the 12 signs of the zodiac.
    First, we dive into the setting (12:42), the killers early life (23:15) and the timeline (28:00).
    As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered and our shout outs (41:00). 
    This episode was researched & scripted by Minnie Williams
    Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time... look alive guys, it's crazy out there!
    Sponsors 
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    Best Fiends
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    Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Seriously.BestFiends&hl=en_US&gl=US
    June’s Journey
    Download June’s Journey free on the Apple App Store or Google Play!
    Apple https://apps.apple.com/us/app/junes-journey-hidden-objects/id1200391796
    Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?d=net.wooga.junes_journey_hidden_object_mystery_game&hl=en_US&gl=US
    Shout Outs
    #Matter
    https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-matter-92131488/
    Scamfluencers
    https://wondery.com/shows/scamfluencers/
    Where to find us:
    Our Facebook page is Fruitloopspod and our discussion group is Fruitloopspod Discussion on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/groups/fruitloopspod/
    We are also on Twitter and Instagram @fruitloopspod
    Please send any questions or comments to fruitloopspod@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at 602-935-6294.  We just might read your email or play your voicemail on the show!
    Want to Support the show?
    You can support the show by rating and reviewing Fruitloops on iTunes, or anywhere else that you get your podcasts from.  We would love it if you gave us 5 stars!
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    Footnotes
    Articles/Websites
    Murderpedia. (n.d.). Heriberto Seda. Retrieved 04/06/2022 from
    https://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/seda-heriberto.htm
    Curry, J. (06/25/1990). 3 Weeks Later, A Victim Shot By 'Zodiac' Dies. The New York TImes. Retrieved 04/07/2022 from https://www.nytimes.com/1990/06/25/nyregion/3-weeks-later-a-victim-shot-by-zodiac-dies.html
    Wikipedia contributors. (03/23/2022). Heriberto Seda. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 04/08/2022 from
    a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heriberto_Seda"...

    • 54 min
    Martin Gonzalez Escamilla LIVE at CrimeCon [Replay from 2021]

    Martin Gonzalez Escamilla LIVE at CrimeCon [Replay from 2021]

    Wendy and Beth (and Minnie!) are at CrimeCon this week, so we are replaying our episode from CrimeCon 2021, when we discussed the case of Martin Gonzalez Escamilla, LIVE! Gonzalez is a serial killer who operated in Austin Texas. He killed women he was close to: his wife and his girlfriends.
    We dive into the setting (5:22), the killers early life (9:45) and the timeline (12:54).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (18:53), our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (29:45), followed by "Where are they now?" (26:11).  
    Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time... look alive guys, it's crazy out there!
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    Where to find us:
    Our Facebook page is Fruitloopspod and our discussion group is Fruitloopspod Discussion on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/groups/fruitloopspod/
    We are also on Twitter and Instagram @fruitloopspod
    Please send any questions or comments to fruitloopspod@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at 602-935-6294.  We just might read your email or play your voicemail on the show!
    Want to Support the show?
    You can support the show by rating and reviewing Fruitloops on iTunes, or anywhere else that you get your podcasts from.  We would love it if you gave us 5 stars!
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    Footnotes
    Articles/Websites
    Murderpedia. (n.d.). Martin Gonzalez Escamilla. Retrieved 05/25/2021 from https://murderpedia.org/male.E/e/escamilla-martin.htm
    Crimezzz.net. (n.d.). GONZALES Martin Escamilla. Retrieved 05/25/2021 from http://www.crimezzz.net/serialkillers/G/GONZALES_martin_escamilla.php
    Hefetz, David. (09/09/2000). Man Convicted of 3 Murders. Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 05/25/2021 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/356837294/
    Hefetz, David. (09/14/2000). Gonzalez Gets Life For Serial Slayings. Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 05/25/2021 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/357302623
    Hefetz, David. (08/14/2000). Capital Trial Opens in 3 Women’s Deaths. Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 05/28/2021 from http://www.newspapers.com/image/357295147/
    Justia. (10/18/2001). Martin Gonzalez a/k/a Martin Gonzalez Escamilla v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 147th District Court of Travis County. Retrieved 05/28/2021 from https://law.justia.com/cases/texas/third-court-of-appeals/2001/10162.htmlbr...

    • 45 min
    E155: Hannah Ocuish

    E155: Hannah Ocuish

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    This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Hannah Ocuish, a 12 year old Native American girl who murdered a six year old white girl in Connecticut, way back in 1786.
    We dive into the setting (10:15), the killers early life (27:23) and the timeline (42:26).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (52:15), "Where are they now?" followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (01:10:26).  
    As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered and our shout outs (01:16:07). 
    This episode was researched & scripted by Minnie Williams.
    Don’t forget that Fruitloops is going to be at CrimeCon April 21-May 1, 2022. Use our code FRUITLOOPS to tell them that we sent you and to get 10% off your tickets! https://www.crimecon.com/cc22
    Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time... look alive guys, it's crazy out there!
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    Shout Outs
    This Land Podcast
    https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/
    Phoenix Rising
    https://www.hbo.com/phoenix-rising
    Getting Even with Anita Hill
    https://www.pushkin.fm/show/getting-even-with-anita-hill/
    Where to find us:
    Our Facebook page is Fruitloopspod and our discussion group is Fruitloopspod Discussion on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/groups/fruitloopspod/
    We are also on Twitter and Instagram @fruitloopspod
    Please send any questions or comments to fruitloopspod@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at 602-935-6294.  We just might read your email or play your voicemail on the show!
    Want to Support the show?
    You can support the show by rating and reviewing Fruitloops on iTunes, or anywhere else that you get your podcasts from.  We would love it if you gave us 5 stars!
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    Footnotes
    Articles/Websites
    Wikipedia contributors. (03/17/2022). Hannah Ocuish. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03/21/2022 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_Ocuish
    Wikipedia contributors. (03/12/2022). Hannah (name). Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03/21/2022 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_(name)
    Citizen Potawatomi Nation. (04/06/2021). Disproportionate representation of Native Americans in foster care across United States. Retrieved 03/28/2022 from a...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    E154: Andrew Phillip Cunanan

    E154: Andrew Phillip Cunanan

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    This week Beth and Wendy discuss Andrew Phillip Cunanan, a Filipino-Italian-American best known as the man who killed Gianni Versace. But in actuality, he committed a total of five murders. He was either a spree killer or a serial killer, depending on who you talk to.
    We dive into the setting (5:19), the killers early life (16:29) and the timeline (22:02).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (48:08), "Where are they now?" followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (52).  
    As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered and our shout outs (01:08:34). 
    This episode was researched & scripted by Wendy & Beth Williams.
    Don’t forget that Fruitloops is going to be at CrimeCon April 21-May 1, 2022. Use our code FRUITLOOPS to tell them that we sent you and to get 10% off your tickets! https://www.crimecon.com/cc22

    Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time... look alive guys, it's crazy out there!
    Sponsors 
    Help support Fruitloops by supporting our sponsors below:
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    EveryPlate
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    Shout Outs
    #TrueCrime on TikTok
    https://www.tiktok.com/en/
    Someone They Knew With Tamron Hall
    https://www.courttv.com/trials/someone-they-knew-with-tamron-hall/

    Bad Gays Podcast
    https://badgayspod.com/

    Where to find us:
    Our Facebook page is Fruitloopspod and our discussion group is Fruitloopspod Discussion on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/groups/fruitloopspod/
    We are also on Twitter and Instagram @fruitloopspod
    Please send any questions or comments to fruitloopspod@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at 602-935-6294.  We just might read your email or play your voicemail on the show!
    Want to Support the show?
    You can support the show by rating and reviewing Fruitloops on iTunes, or anywhere else that you get your podcasts from.  We would love it if you gave us 5 stars!
    You can make a donation on the Cash App
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    Footnotes
    Articles/Websites
    Vargas, Chanel. (02/28/2018). Who is Andrew Cunanan, the Man Who Murdered Gianni Versace? Town and Country. Retrieved 03/28/2022 from https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/a14442138/who-is-andrew-cunanan-gianni-versace-murderer/
    Bruni, Frank. (04/11/1999). From San Diego to South Beach: tracking a notorious serial killer. New York Times. Retrieved 03/28/2022 from a...

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
526 Ratings

526 Ratings

heylittletomato ,

Deeply restorative and utterly refreshing…

Beth and Wendy bring tremendous compassion and empathy to the true crime conversation space. It’s easy to vilify and dismiss those who commit violent crimes; much more complicated to humanize them and examine the underlying systems of societally sanctioned oppression and violence. Thank you so much for preserving the humanity and dignity of everyone you discuss without compromising respect for victims and their loved ones. Thank you for your unflinching discussion of hard topics like the genocidal legacy our society is built on and how that permeates our lives today. Deeply restorative and utterly refreshing approach—love you so much!!!

jorleigh ,

Found you at crimecon!!

Don’t really know how I had never heard of you wonderful people, but I’m so glad I ran into you at crimecon!! I watched your live taping of the episode about Queho and it was soooo interesting and you brought up several really important topics we should be screaming about in this year of our lord 2022!!!! Trying to catch up on all the episodes now, after learning about Queho I’ve been even more interested in learning about the exploitation of POC bodies before and after death, like in freak shows and museums etc. Thank you for all the hard work you do!
Jordan
She/her

Pharm72 ,

Serial Killers come from the rainbow! White people pay attention!

Thank you so much for all of the effort and research that goes into this pod. Wendy and Beth do some of the best things to give us the info we all want to know about the victims and the killer! I am a white lady, in a white neighbor and educated by a bunch of white people, needless to say I am learning so much about the cultures that are around me and giving me perspectives on things and ideas that I didn’t know that I needed to know. Culture corner, hip hop air horns, timelines, take aways and humor all make this a great podcast and something that every true crime enthusiast should have on their listen list. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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