19 episodes

As one of the world’s leading criminal investigators, Mike King has been on the frontline in the hunt for serial predators and broken open some of the world’s most perplexing cold cases.

For 40 years, he’s worked with law enforcement around the world, taught top police investigators the art of criminal profiling, and consulted on public safety strategy for large-scale events including SuperBowls, marathons, G20s, and the Olympics.

In Mapping Evil, Mike King joins award-winning journalist Tory Shepherd to take you deep inside the rapidly evolving world of criminal profiling.

Offering a look at real crimes through an experienced investigator’s eye, Mapping Evil takes you on a journey into the minds of predators and the lives of those tasked with bringing them to justice.

Explore some of the world's most chilling investigations and learn how understanding the geography of crimes, predators and victims can shed new light on unsolved cases.

www.mappingevil.com

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This is a BGT Production created in partnership with Esri Australia.

Esri Australia is the nation's leading GIS technology and services provider and part of the BGT group.

Mapping Evil with Mike King BGT Productions

    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

As one of the world’s leading criminal investigators, Mike King has been on the frontline in the hunt for serial predators and broken open some of the world’s most perplexing cold cases.

For 40 years, he’s worked with law enforcement around the world, taught top police investigators the art of criminal profiling, and consulted on public safety strategy for large-scale events including SuperBowls, marathons, G20s, and the Olympics.

In Mapping Evil, Mike King joins award-winning journalist Tory Shepherd to take you deep inside the rapidly evolving world of criminal profiling.

Offering a look at real crimes through an experienced investigator’s eye, Mapping Evil takes you on a journey into the minds of predators and the lives of those tasked with bringing them to justice.

Explore some of the world's most chilling investigations and learn how understanding the geography of crimes, predators and victims can shed new light on unsolved cases.

www.mappingevil.com

Subscribe in your podcast app.

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This is a BGT Production created in partnership with Esri Australia.

Esri Australia is the nation's leading GIS technology and services provider and part of the BGT group.

    S2 04: Mapping a Monster

    S2 04: Mapping a Monster

    Touching down in Los Angeles after a fairly uneventful 14-hour flight from Australia, criminal profiler Mike King is tired but happy to be home after a gruelling fortnight of back-to-back meetings, events, and media engagements.

    As he makes his way through LAX, his phone rings. On the other end the caller says: "I listened to your interview on the news. My father killed Betty Shanks".

    In the explosive final episode of Mapping Evil, Mike and Tory introduce listeners to Ken and his story. It’s a story Ken has waited seven decades to tell and it’s difficult to hear.  

    Is Ken a witness to a murderer’s confession, or the victim of an unspeakably cruel father who used the savage murder of Betty Shanks to terrorise his young son?

    And does an old, weathered briefcase, full of photos, notes, letters and other seemingly innocuous artefacts hold the secret to ‘Who killed Betty Shanks?’

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    Mapping Evil is hosted by award-winning journalist Tory Shepherd, featuring renowned criminal profiler, cold case specialist, and crime mapping master – Mike King. Offering listeners a look at real crimes through an experienced investigator’s eye, Mapping Evil takes you on a journey into the minds of predators and the lives of those tasked with bringing them to justice.



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    • 50 min
    S2 03: Locating Justice

    S2 03: Locating Justice

    The first time Desche Birtles took her story to police she was a 16-year-old runaway. It was a harrowing account of a childhood trauma – one that tied Desche’s father to the brutal murder of Betty Shanks – and one that police would repeatedly dismiss.

    For historian and author Ted Duhs, Desche’s tale was so compelling that he would dedicate decades of his life to investigating her claim that Betty Shanks died at the hands of her father.

    Mike King and Tory Shepherd explore Ted Duhs’ investigation into the Betty Shanks murder, speaking with the author himself about his research and theory of who committed the crime and more importantly ‘why’.

    Mike looks at Duhs’ proposed motive for the killing along with the crime scene evidence, victimology, and likely profile of Betty’s murderer. What he discovers amongst the crime scene’s landscape – leaves the seasoned investigator uneasy.

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    Mapping Evil is hosted by award-winning journalist Tory Shepherd, featuring renowned criminal profiler, cold case specialist, and crime mapping master – Mike King. Offering listeners a look at real crimes through an experienced investigator’s eye, Mapping Evil takes you on a journey into the minds of predators and the lives of those tasked with bringing them to justice.



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    • 37 min
    S2 02: The Geography of Crime and Punishment

    S2 02: The Geography of Crime and Punishment

    In the cold hard light of day, police investigating the murder of Betty Shanks are confronted with a sickening scene of unbridled savagery and punishment.

    Reports of the gruesome crime leads the evening news, while theories as to who could possibly commit such a monstrous act start to circulate.

    Among the lineup of potential suspects was a soldier, a police officer, a handyman, a respected doctor – and the mysterious man in a brown suit.

    Mike King steps into the role of chief investigator – examining the crime scene, wild theories, and suspects. He pitches science against speculation – with some alarming discoveries.

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    Mapping Evil is hosted by award-winning journalist Tory Shepherd, featuring renowned criminal profiler, cold case specialist, and crime mapping master – Mike King. Offering listeners a look at real crimes through an experienced investigator’s eye, Mapping Evil takes you on a journey into the minds of predators and the lives of those tasked with bringing them to justice.



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    • 25 min
    S2 01: Terrain of Terror

    S2 01: Terrain of Terror

    It’s September 1952 on the night of the new moon and 22-year-old university student Betty Shanks is making her way home from evening classes. The journey from her tram stop to the home she shares with her loving parents is a mere 400 yards along a path Betty has strode countless times before. On this night, Betty would not survive the walk.

    With the help of award-winning journalist Tory Shepherd, world renowned cold case investigator Mike King unpacks the 70-year-old mystery of the brutal murder of Betty Shanks.

    King delves deep into the life of Betty Shanks, discovering fascinating new insights about the woman behind the headline.

    He explores the geography of Queensland’s oldest cold case murder, meticulously mapping Betty’s terrifying last movements.

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    Mapping Evil is hosted by award-winning journalist Tory Shepherd, featuring renowned criminal profiler, cold case specialist, and crime mapping master – Mike King. Offering listeners a look at real crimes through an experienced investigator’s eye, Mapping Evil takes you on a journey into the minds of predators and the lives of those tasked with bringing them to justice.



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    • 33 min
    S2 Trailer: Mapping Evil with Mike King: Season Two – Murdering Betty

    S2 Trailer: Mapping Evil with Mike King: Season Two – Murdering Betty

    On a moonless spring night in 1952, a bright young woman – only metres from her home – screams out in terror as she is overpowered, brutally beaten and left to die on an otherwise safe suburban street.

    The savage murder of 22-year-old Betty Shanks sent shock waves through the tight-knit community of Wilston and came to be known as the crime that stole Brisbane’s innocence.

    World renowned criminal profiler and cold case investigator Mike King returns with award winning journalist Tory Shepherd, to retrace the final tragic steps of Betty Shanks. His investigation unearths new leads, a new suspect, and fresh insights into Betty Shanks herself.

    Will Mike’s investigation bring police closer to solving Queensland’s longest standing murder mystery and finally answer the question: “Who killed Betty Shanks?”.

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    Mapping Evil is hosted by award-winning journalist Tory Shepherd, featuring renowned criminal profiler, cold case specialist, and crime mapping master – Mike King. Offering listeners a look at real crimes through an experienced investigator’s eye, Mapping Evil takes you on a journey into the minds of predators and the lives of those tasked with bringing them to justice.



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    • 3 min
    S1 Bonus: The disappearance of Suzanne Morphew - locating the truth

    S1 Bonus: The disappearance of Suzanne Morphew - locating the truth

    In a special case update from Mapping Evil, Mike and Tory investigate how the sad story of a missing Colorado mum morphed into a high-stakes, circumstantial murder trial – plagued by rumour and innuendo.

    Suzanne Morphew – a vibrant mother-of-two – disappeared from her home on Mother’s Day 2020. One year later, her high school sweetheart and husband of 32 years was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder.

    The case has gripped the entire world and captured the unrelenting attention of internet sleuths desperate to know what happened. Mike employs criminal profiling tactics to separate the clues from the conspiracies and shares how he rallied community support in the tireless search for Suzanne.

    “We used high-tech GIS tracking software to monitor the search... And in the end, we provided tracking and analysis for nearly 700 citizen volunteers and all of that information was immediately made available to law enforcement.” – Mike King



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    Mapping Evil is hosted by award-winning journalist Tory Shepherd, featuring renowned criminal profiler, cold case specialist, and crime mapping master – Mike King. Offering listeners a look at real crimes through an experienced investigator’s eye, Mapping Evil takes you on a journey into the minds of predators and the lives of those tasked with bringing them to justice.



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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

thegreatfulk8 ,

From PE to ME

I have been a fan of Mike’s YouTube channel since the beginning and was thrilled to find the Mapping Evil podcast. The content is extremely entertaining, informative, and valuable to me in my role as an advocate. The amount of work that must go into these podcasts and vlogs is impressive. Thank you so much for sharing your extensive knowledge!

Susanmomof8 ,

Looking forward to more podcasts.

Excellent podcast. Both Tory and Mike keep things interesting and provides such great insights and history as well as the use of new technology that may help find victims and give their families some closure. I look forward to more podcasts.

raff_flemington ,

Fascinating stuff

Definitely adding this to my podcast list. Interesting new angle on the whole true crime thing.

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