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Daphne Woolsoncroft and Heath Merryman discuss haunting details of different disappearance and murder cases week by week. New episodes released every Tuesday evening PST!

Going West: True Crime Daphne Woolsoncroft

    • True Crime
    • 4.8, 2.1K Ratings

Daphne Woolsoncroft and Heath Merryman discuss haunting details of different disappearance and murder cases week by week. New episodes released every Tuesday evening PST!

    Lori Hacking // 80

    Lori Hacking // 80

    In 2004, a soon-to-be-mom was getting ready to make the move from Utah to North Carolina when she received some life-changing news. 2 days later, she went missing. After detectives began investigating her disappearance, they discovered a slew of incredibly unusual circumstances. This is the murder of Lori Hacking.

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    CASE SOURCES:

    https://www.deseret.com/2004/8/3/19843357/lori-hacking-disappearance-time-line#0

    https://people.com/archive/cover-story-bloody-lies-vol-62-no-7/

    https://billingsgazette.com/news/national/security-tapes-may-show-disposal-of-lori-hackings-body/article_15b82791-bc0c-5b36-bba9-ccf2fcc79439.html

    https://www.deseret.com/2004/7/23/19841698/mark-hacking-breakdown

    https://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hacking-mark.htm

    https://www.oxygen.com/a-lie-to-die-for/crime-time/mark-hacking-killed-wife-lori-fake-medical-student

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?n=lori-kay-soares-hacking&pid=2507191

    https://www.donnunn.com/spiel/lori-hacking/

    https://people.com/celebrity/police-reveal-lori-hacking-letter-to-mark/

    https://archive.sltrib.com/story.php?ref=/ci_2392564

    https://archive.sltrib.com/story.php?ref=/ci_2392209

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/8122608/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/t/utah-man-sentenced-killing-his-wife-last-year/#.XyhLqC2ZPow

    • 53 min
    Jeremy Bright // 79

    Jeremy Bright // 79

    In 1986, a teenage boy attended the Coos County Fair in Myrtle Point, Oregon with his younger sister. But after a few fun days at the fair, the two split up to go off with their friends- and the boy was never seen again. From oddly specific local rumors to troubled young suspects, this case is all over the place. This is the disappearance of Jeremy Bright.

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    CASE SOURCES:
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/114325250/jeremy-doland-bright

    https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/81uvhs/the_disappearance_of_jeremy_bright/

    http://charleyproject.org/case/jeremy-doland-bright

    https://www.lifedaily.com/story/30-years-later-new-evidence-emerges-in-case-of-oregon-sophomores-disappearance/

    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/or-jeremy-bright-14-myrtle-point-14-aug-1986.66017/page-3

    https://theworldlink.com/news/local/still-missing-after-21-years/article_2d8d4350-bd7f-5629-adb9-c8f0fed9ad05.html

    https://kval.com/news/local/youre-grieving-and-it-doesnt-ever-stop-jeremy-bright-missing-in-oregon-since-1986

    https://peoplepill.com/people/jeremy-bright/

    https://www.kdrv.com/content/news/452811213.html

    https://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/t1915-breaking-news-jeremy-bright-s-case-has-just-been-picked-up-again-by-coos-county-jeremy-bright-then-14-disappeared-in-1986-from-coos-county-or-his-mom-still-holds-out-hope-thank-you-cory

    • 45 min
    Mandy Stavik // 78

    Mandy Stavik // 78

    In 1989, an 18-year-old girl went back to her rural Washington hometown for Thanksgiving.
    But while out for a run with her dog, something terrible happened. When her dog showed up to her house without her, the family knew she was in danger. But one day, a woman would feel suspicious about her co-worker and contact police; cracking this case wide open. This is the murder of Mandy Stavik.

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    CASE SOURCES:

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35457264/amanda-teresa-stavik

    https://heavy.com/news/2019/09/mandy-stavik-family/
    https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/crime/article230289019.html

    https://www.thecinemaholic.com/mary-stavik/

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-coke-can-murder-case-20181218-story.html

    https://www.scribd.com/document/219093900/Mandy-Stavik-Homicide-Witness-1-Statement-Redacted

    https://www.thatslife.com.au/coke-can-caught-killer-timothy-bass-mandy-stavik

    https://heavy.com/news/2019/09/timothy-forrest-bass/

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/100-volunteered-bakery-worker-dna-crack-30-year/story?id=65537828

    https://www.kiro7.com/news/north-sound-news/mandy-stavik-case-man-on-trial-for-whatcom-county-teen-s-1989-murder/948262549/

    • 48 min
    Mary Shotwell Little // 77

    Mary Shotwell Little // 77

    In October 1965, a woman in Atlanta met her friend for dinner- but once the two parted ways, she vanished. Between seemingly staged evidence, strange sightings in a different states, and frightening phone calls before her disappearance, this case proves to be incredibly bizarre. This is the disappearance of Mary Shotwell Little.

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    SOURCES CITED:
    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greenvilleonline/obituary.aspx?n=margaret-proctor-shotwell&pid=149016736&fhid=11631

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110062177/nathan-randolph-shotwell

    https://www.myerspark1962.com/married-classmates.html

    https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article9204080.html

    https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1102670/posts

    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/ga-mary-shotwell-little-25-atlanta-14-oct-1965.31907/page-19

    https://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/gone-cold/5-roses/5-roses-2-women-investigation-heats-up/85-7ac3a05d-57b4-494c-b551-faa3ea8999ed

    https://lostnfoundblogs.com/f/the-last-bouquet

    http://charleyproject.org/case/mary-shotwell-little

    http://www.buckhead.net/history/mystery/msl_a.html

    https://www.facebook.com/MissingPleaseFindUs/posts/mary-shotwell-little-missing-from-georgia-since-1965by-joe-depriest-jdepriestcha/1728003437448522/

    • 59 min
    Darwin Vest // 76

    Darwin Vest // 76

    In 1999, a scientist and venomous creature specialist went missing during his walk home from a night out in Idaho Falls. This is a man who had just landed a big deal for his latest invention, and a man who had supposedly found the cure to cancer. So, was his disappearance a tragic accident, or did someone want him gone? This is the disappearance of Darwin Vest.

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    CASE SOURCES
    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/id-darwin-vest-48-idaho-falls-2-june-1999.282545/

    https://trib.com/news/article_43843f6e-eaed-577a-ba23-4939c994a85c.html

    https://lmtribune.com/northwest/spidermans-fate-remains-a-mystery/article_8c1a4b8c-df46-5849-829c-052fabe31c3d.html

    https://www.facebook.com/EastIdahoColdCases/posts/waking-up-and-realizing-someone-you-love-has-gone-missing-is-scary-confusing-and/620366208169501/

    https://rense.com/politics4/missing.htm

    https://lmtribune.com/northwest/still-missing-disappearance-of-renowned-spider-authority-and-former-moscow-resident-puzzles-friends-relatives/article_e180367a-36f8-5840-bd87-720ca84a4673.html

    http://worldcinemaparadise.com/2014/01/22/the-micro-movie-house-an-improbable-history/

    https://magicvalley.com/news/local/article_dc768b8f-8264-5eb4-94d9-fc18619e8da5.html

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/88993408/darwin-kenneth-vest

    https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/5c9s2r/a_prominent_toxicologist_disappears_under/

    https://www.postregister.com/news/crime_courts/darwin-vest/image_4eb84a71-264c-5dae-b8f9-7ff3818c118a.html

    https://www.postregister.com/news/crime_courts/cold-cases-idaho-falls-bonneville-county-law-enforcement-continue-to-work-on-unsolved-cases/article_3777d9e6-bde1-584a-8233-84f7e26e6646.html

    http://missing411rvp.blogspot.com/2016/08/case-12-why-case-of-darwin-kenneth-vest.html

    a href="https://magicvalley.com/news/local/you-don-t-say-without-a-trace-the-strange-case/article_dc768b8f-8264-5eb4-94d9-fc18619e8da5.html"...

    • 50 min
    Sherrice Iverson // 75

    Sherrice Iverson // 75

    In 1997, a 7-year-old girl drove to Nevada with her father and step-brother for a Memorial Day Weekend trip to a casino. When she was left in the casino's arcade without adult supervision in the early morning hours, a predator found his way to her instead. This is the murder of Sherrice Iverson.

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    CASE SOURCES:

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-05-28-mn-63101-story.html

    https://lasvegassun.com/news/1997/may/28/brother-feels-responsible-for-death/

    https://www.nytimes.com/1998/08/24/us/mother-rages-against-indifference.html

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1998-sep-18-me-23920-story.html

    https://people.com/archive/scot-free-vol-50-no-11/

    https://www.thedp.com/article/1998/09/uc_student_who_failed_to_stop_murder_faces_expulsion_calls

    https://lasvegassun.com/news/1997/may/29/police-arrest-18-year-old-man-in-connection-with-g/

    https://www.salon.com/1998/08/28/28hot_2/

    https://www.thecriminaljournal.com/murder-of-sherrice-iverson-by-jeremy-strohmeyer-7-year-old-girl-was-found-dead-inside-a-restroom-stall-at-a-casino/

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Jher19891234 ,

Great true crime podcast!

I came across Going West earlier this year and it has become one of my favorite true crime podcasts! The hosts are cool and they cover cases I haven’t heard of previously. Love it!

Joyce -
NYC

jkl5876 ,

Excellent

I like the way you both stay on task and get straight to the case. I also like that you’re very serious with respect shown to the victims , telling a bit about their lives before tragedy struck them.
You’re both very professional . I like the way you both alternate talking, without one doing all the talking, and the other being your Yes Man or backup singer.
Someone on Reddit mentioned your podcast being their favorite. I’ve listened to 5 episodes right in a few, and not heard one single off- putting remark .
Good job. Keep up the good work.
~Julie from Ohio

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Awesome podcast!!

One of my favorite podcast!! Keep up the good work!!

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