134 episodes

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
    • 4.7 • 3.3K 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!

    Jean Ellroy // 132

    Jean Ellroy // 132

    In 1958, a 43-year-old woman was found murdered in Los Angeles the morning after being seen at a drive-in with an unknown man. Many years later, her son became a true crime novelist and started investigating his own mothers case to see if he could find out what really happened to the woman who was taken from his life when he was only 10 years old. This is the story of Jean Ellroy.

    BONUS EPISODES
    patreon.com/goingwestpodcast

    CASE SOURCES
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/who-killed-jean-ellroy-1.104505

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-08-30-ls-40260-story.html

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20398937/geneva-odelia-ellroy

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3705804/armando-lee-ellroy

    https://venetianvase.co.uk/2020/03/15/the-mystery-of-jean-hillikers-first-marriage-solved/

    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9781137490834_4

    https://venetianvase.co.uk/2012/02/25/lee-earle-ellroy-the-early-life-of-james-ellroy/

    https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/the-geneva-jean-ellroy-murder-james-ellroys-mother.4356997/

    https://unsolved.com/gallery/jean-ellroy/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1995/05/23/murder-close-to-the-heart/255762b4-9611-4276-8e8b-159c1b133090/

    https://venetianvase.co.uk/2019/08/16/zasu-pitts-and-jean-ellroy-kindred-spirits/

    http://tomahfamilies.com/Tomah%20Family%20Trees/Woodard,%20Daniel/b22087.html
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    • 44 min
    The Tampa Bay Murders // 131

    The Tampa Bay Murders // 131

    In the late spring of 1989, a woman and her two daughters left their farm in Ohio for a girls trip down in Florida that was supposed to be filled with laughter and adventure. But when 3 bodies turned up in the Tampa Bay a couple weeks after they left, their family feared for the worst. Investigators fought hard to figure out what had happened to this poor family, and who the monster behind it was. And eventually, they received an important tip about a suspicious neighbor… This is the story of Joan, Michelle, and Christie Rogers. Also known as the Tampa Bay Murders and the Rogers Family Murders.

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    CASE SOURCES
    https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Joan,_Michelle,_and_Christe_Rogers

    https://projects.tampabay.com/projects/classics/angels-and-demons/chapter-2-haunted/

    https://www.tampabay.com/narratives/2019/06/05/from-2011-theres-never-going-to-be-justice-hal-rogers-watches-his-familys-killer-meet-his-fate/

    https://www.newspapers.com/image/322478418

    http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/US/chandler1275.htm

    https://forensictales.com/the-rogers-family-murders/

    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1993-09-26-9309221029-story.html

    https://www.talkmurderwithme.com/blog/2020/11/27/oba-chandler-rogers-family

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14143204/michelle-lee-rogers

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14143195/joan-mae-rogers

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14143213/christe-eugenia-rogers
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    • 1 hr
    Allyson Watterson // 130

    Allyson Watterson // 130

    In 2019, a 20-year-old woman was out in a remote area with her recent ex-boyfriend when she suddenly disappeared. After he returned home to his parents house the following morning bloodied and dirty, his family began an extensive search for the young woman without informing her family. After reporting her missing, they finally notified her mom of the days events, and a massive search followed that same week. When her remains were finally uncovered, they brought more questions than answers to the investigation. This is the story of Allyson Watterson.
    BONUS EPISODES
    patreon.com/goingwestpodcast
    CASE SOURCES
    Much of the information from this episode came from personal conversations between Going West and Allyson's Family. All other sources are below.
    https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/missing/timeline-disappearance-search-allyson-watterson/283-2f1b73cc-6f09-4dbd-97ce-0baec99b1e5d

    https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/mother-refuses-give-search-daughter-allyson-watterson-who-disappeared-when-n1111556

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCsndbjHg8c

    https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/12/no-evidence-allyson-watterson-was-hiking-in-north-plains-deputies-now-say.html

    https://www.kptv.com/news/investigation-into-allyson-wattersons-death-remains-ongoing/article_a8e0936e-4943-11eb-b2e3-178b628c229a.html

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/213155512/allyson-joy-watterson

    https://www.koin.com/video/wcso-body-believed-to-be-allyson-watterson-found-in-north-plains/5611128/

    https://www.washingtoncountyda.org/news/benjamin-hunter-garland-sentenced-three-years-prison-multiple-charges
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    • 49 min
    Angie Dodge // 129

    Angie Dodge // 129

    In 1996, an 18-year-old woman had finally moved into her first apartment in Idaho Falls, Idaho when something tragic happened inside. After she failed to show up to work the following morning, her co-workers went to her home and discovered her murdered. The 23-year investigation that unfolded would be a complex and grueling fight for justice full of false suspects, an intense DNA search that crossed the country, and a web of deceit. This is the story of Angie Dodge.

    BONUS EPISODES
    patreon.com/goingwestpodcast

    CASE SOURCES
    https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/postregister/name/angie-dodge-obituary?pid=137516177

    https://www.eastidahonews.com/2019/07/the-angie-dodge-case-from-1996-until-today-whats-happened-why-and-whats-next/

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14272064/jack-roger-dodge

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7645270/angie-raye-dodge

    https://www.angiedodge.com/tribute/

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/angie-dodge-murder-how-a-discarded-cigarette-led-to-an-arrest-in-idaho-falls-teens-cold-case/

    https://innocenceproject.org/cases/christopher-tapp/

    https://www.idahopress.com/news/local/brian-dripps-sentenced-to-life-for-angie-dodge-murder/article_bfb0a7cf-3ea3-5b0a-99a4-0fd5068e7fe6.html

    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3317506/

    https://innocenceproject.org/christopher-tapp-exoneration/

    https://www.eastidahonews.com/2021/06/after-25-years-brian-dripps-goes-to-prison-for-rape-and-death-of-angie-dodge/
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    • 48 min
    The Spreckels Mansion Mystery // 128

    The Spreckels Mansion Mystery // 128

    In 2011, a young woman died mysteriously in her boyfriend's Coronado, California home. Due to the nature of her death, it was ruled a suicide. But with the persistence of her family, a civil trial began and the finger was pointed at someone in her inner circle. This is the story of Rebecca Zahau, and a case that's also known as the Spreckels Mansion Mystery.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Anastasia King // 127

    Anastasia King // 127

    In 1997, a beautiful 18-year-old woman from Kyrgyzstan joined a matchmaking service to meet an American man. Shortly after that, a man almost twice her age inquired and promised her a perfect life in the US. But after financial distress, abuse, and manipulation occurred, the young woman disappeared. Then, someone came forward claiming to know exactly what happened. This is the story of Anastasia Solovieva King.

    BONUS EPISODES
    patreon.com/goingwestpodcast

    CASE SOURCES
    https://victimsupportservices.org/memorial/anastasia-king/
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/78005918/anastasia-king
    https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Indle-King-found-guilty-of-killing-mail-order-1081224.php
    https://web.kitsapsun.com/archive/2002/04-01/0050_anastasia_king__the_hopeful_life_.html
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2002-apr-07-mn-36626-story.html
    https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=20020222&slug=timeline22m
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

SweeetiK ,

THE BEST

This is my favorite true crime podcast! I love that they include pictures on their IG as well!

mall32 ,

Rape not sexual assault

Love the podcast, but please stop using “sexual assault.” It diminishes the violence that people experience, as it’s a water downed version, making it more palatable. Use rape, please.

Jgamezorellana ,

My go to podcast

This is my absolute favorite podcast I have found. Keep up the amazing work. Thank you for keeping my work day interesting. Here in Centralia, Wa, there isn’t much going on. PNW love ♥️
Jessica

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