204 episodes

Daphne Woolsoncroft and Heath Merryman discuss haunting details of different disappearance and murder cases week by week. New episodes released every Tuesday and Friday afternoon at 2pm PST!

Going West: True Crime Dark West Productions

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 6.2K Ratings

Daphne Woolsoncroft and Heath Merryman discuss haunting details of different disappearance and murder cases week by week. New episodes released every Tuesday and Friday afternoon at 2pm PST!

    Jennifer Harris // 203

    Jennifer Harris // 203

    In May of 2002, a 28-year-old woman returned to her hometown in Texas to start anew. But, after spending the evening with an anonymous person, she disappeared. The next day, her Jeep was found, followed by her body floating in the Red River days later. Rumors circled the town regarding love triangles and a potential pregnancy, but who murdered her? This is the story of Jennifer Harris.
    BONUS EPISODES
    patreon.com/goingwestpodcast
    CASE SOURCES
    1. Fort Worth Star Telegram: https://www.newspapers.com/image/646260695/?terms=jennifer%20harris&match=1
    2. Obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/dfw/name/jennifer-harris-obituary?id=16593696
    3. Red Rabbit Justice: https://redrabbitjustice.com/#5d51d2ce-1d06-464b-99d5-9cea5afc45b5
    4. 48 Hours Episode: https://www.paramountplus.com/shows/video/k0pgF5gA2oV1XK09IE9ZXKWSUgvwCQNo/
    5. KXIIi: https://www.kxii.com/video/2022/05/12/we-want-answers-remembering-jennifer-harris-years-after-her-unsolved-murder/
    6. Barry's website: https://www.wernickfordallas.com/
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    • 43 min
    Brittanee Drexel // 202 (Now Solved)

    Brittanee Drexel // 202 (Now Solved)

    In 2009, a 17-year-old girl headed to Myrtle Beach with some friends for a spring break trip. But when she walked off alone to meet someone after sunset, she vanished. Following 13 years of searching intensely for her and questioning numerous potential suspects, answers finally came to the case in May of 2022. This is the story of Brittanee Drexel.
    BONUS EPISODES
    patreon.com/goingwestpodcast
    CASE SOURCES
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/17/us/brittanee-drexel-body-found-arrest.html
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brittanee-drexel-missing-2009-new-york-teen-found-dead-raymond-moody-charged-murder/
    https://abcnews.go.com/US/family-suspect-disappearance-brittanee-drexel-devastated-investigation/story?id=84833937
    https://www.syracuse.com/state/2022/05/brittanee-drexel-killer-confessed-police-say-was-pulled-over-day-after-upstate-ny-teen-disappeared.html
    https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/timeline-brittanee-drexel-disappearance-death-details-update-breakthrough-myrtle-beach-south-carolina-missing-person-missing-teen-found-body-raymond-moody/
    https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/crime/article229581499.html
    https://www.wmbfnews.com/2022/05/16/timeline-look-back-major-developments-brittanee-drexel-case/
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    • 56 min
    Lisa Kimmell // 201

    Lisa Kimmell // 201

    In 1988, an 18-year-old woman hit the road in Colorado to visit her family in Montana. But when she never arrived, police began their search for her in Wyoming and gathered some incredibly bizarre witness sightings. Sightings that only added more questions when her body was found soon after. This is the story of Lisa Kimmell, also known, as the Lil Miss Murder. 
    BONUS EPISODES
    patreon.com/goingwestpodcast
    CASE SOURCES
    1. Unsolved Mysteries Episode: https://unsolved.com/gallery/lisa-kimmel/
    2. Ranker: https://www.ranker.com/list/lisa-marie-kimmell-facts/rachel-souerbry
    3. Casper Star Tribune: https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/crime-and-courts/victims-family-shares-their-anger-as-dale-wayne-eaton-sentenced-to-life/article_96a099f9-e547-5672-bd9a-6f1bd1b4b471.html?mode=comments
    4. K2: https://k2radio.com/no-death-penalty-in-brutal-casper-lil-miss-murder-rape/#google_vignette
    5. Death Penalty Info Center: https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/bungled-resentencing-of-wyomings-only-active-death-penalty-case-revictimizes-victims-family
    6. Crime Vault: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5DV-DKhqhA
    7. The Missoulian: https://www.newspapers.com/image/352283324/?terms=ricky%20kimmell&match=1
    8. Crime Buzz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ5uxP9uL9E
    9. Eaton vs. the State of WY: https://caselaw.findlaw.com/wy-supreme-court/1438693.html
    10. Background on Dale: http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Psyc%20405/serial%20killers/Eaton,%20Dale%20Wayne.pdf
    11. Casetext: https://casetext.com/case/eaton-v-wilson
    12. Casper Star Tribune: https://www.newspapers.com/image/349755856/?terms=lisa%20marie%20kimmel&match=1
    13. Billings Gazette: https://www.newspapers.com/image/411965577
    14. Casper Star Tribune: https://www.newspapers.com/image/467450900
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    • 49 min
    Q&A with Daphne and Heath

    Q&A with Daphne and Heath

    We have finally made it to 200 episodes! Make sure to check out the episode before this (200) on the murder of Janett Christmas, and the urban legend that followed.
    Here's a Q&A where we answer a bunch of questions sent in by our listener over the past week.
    Thank you everyone!
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    • 47 min
    The Man Upstairs // 200

    The Man Upstairs // 200

    In 1950, a teenage girl was babysitting for a local Missouri family when she was brutally murdered before the nights end. She was able to phone police and briefly ask for help, but the call dropped and was unable to be traced. Within years of her terrifying murder, an urban legend developed that has inspired numerous horror stories and movies… This is the story of Janett Christman, and The Mans Upstairs.
    BONUS EPISODES
    patreon.com/goingwestpodcast
    CASE SOURCES
    https://www.newspapers.com/image/204723643/?terms=Janett%20Christman&match=1

    https://www.newspapers.com/image/1836581/?terms=Janett%20Christman&match=1

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52836495/janett-christman

    https://www.newspapers.com/search/?query=Janett%20Christman&p_province=us-mo&dr_year=1950-1950

    https://swati-suman.medium.com/the-true-crime-story-behind-the-movie-when-a-stranger-calls-fdcfe1895254

    https://openjurist.org/203/f2d/797/mueller-v-powell
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    • 59 min
    Tammy Zywicki // 199

    Tammy Zywicki // 199

    In August of 1992, a 21-year-old woman left New Jersey for Iowa to begin her senior year at college. But after becoming stranded in Illinois, she went missing. The following week, her body was found 500 miles away, leaving investigators wondering who killed her and where they could be. This is the story of Tammy Zywicki.
    BONUS EPISODES
    patreon.com/goingwestpodcast
    CASE SOURCES
    https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/tammy-j.-zywicki
    https://people.com/crime/killing-tammy-zywicki-featured-people-magazine-investigates/
    https://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/tammy-zywicki/
    https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2020/05/08/illinois-police-clark-perry-baldwin-not-suspect-1992-slaying/3101500001/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/871d8b/unresolved_murder_tammy_zywicki_21_was_seen_at/
    https://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/mendenhall-bruce.htm
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/who-killed-tammy-zywicki/case-summary/10156483640511921
    https://amwfans.com/thread/901/unknown-tammy-zywicki-killer-illinois#ixzz5Ar7QwibK
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/what-to-watch/ct-ent-tammy-zywicki-murder-people-magazine-investigates-20210319-ilotp32n35dstpewbwpprrrqpy-story.html
    https://www.discoveryplus.com/video/people-magazine-investigates/highway-of-horrors
    https://www.vidocq.org/
    https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/76-year-old-mother-continues-fight-justice-daughter-killed-27-n1048341
    https://medium.com/the-shadow/truck-driver-is-suspected-killer-of-bitter-creek-betty-and-other-women-6324baaf4d73#:~:text=Clark%20Perry%20Baldwin%20was%20arrested%20for%20the%20murders%20of%20Sheridan,both%20women%20found%20in%20Wyoming.
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6.2K Ratings

6.2K Ratings

Rainha do Toxica ,

Empathetic and don’t cut out the swearing

I love the empathy that they show the victims and their honest reactions to some of the awful monsters that committed various offenses against said victims. Don’t cut out the swearing bc realistically when I hear some of these stories I’m cursing too bc I am a survivor of both SA and had a stalker for years . I did want to point out that on an older episode they discuss Oak cliff which is in Dallas, TX . No Oak cliff is not a nice part of town (not at all ) that’s where I grew up . Keep sharing these stories with us and thank you for showing sensitivity to victims of color bc we rarely receive much media attention

Helloyou1 ,

Meh

I like the podcast, I just wish it sounded more organic. I understand needing something in front of you to talk about the story, but it just all feels too scripted (even when the two hosts are talking to each other). It could be more organic.

klatoski ,

my bedtime stories

absolutely love it. listen to it all the time!! there is a murder mystery here in reed city Michigan!

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