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With a mutual fascination for true crime, Emily and Alisha have taken it upon themselves to explore the depravity that holds a special place in the Pacific Northwest. Murder in the Rain examines the brutality, history, and humanity of these notorious murders. With the help of authors, psychologists, detectives, victim's families, and their producer Josh, Murder in the Rain brings an understanding as to who the victims were while investigating the killer's origins and motives. For images and videos of all the key players, visit us at murderintherain.com. Subscribe, talk crime, and enjoy the ride!

Murder In The Rain Murder In The Rain

    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 1K Ratings

With a mutual fascination for true crime, Emily and Alisha have taken it upon themselves to explore the depravity that holds a special place in the Pacific Northwest. Murder in the Rain examines the brutality, history, and humanity of these notorious murders. With the help of authors, psychologists, detectives, victim's families, and their producer Josh, Murder in the Rain brings an understanding as to who the victims were while investigating the killer's origins and motives. For images and videos of all the key players, visit us at murderintherain.com. Subscribe, talk crime, and enjoy the ride!

    A Private Hell

    A Private Hell

    "By nightfall, the buildings were burning; the commissary had been looted, blankets and bedding were brought to the yard by the inmates. Small make-shift tents sprang up. Convicts were seen eating fresh bread by the loaf, and sheet cakes by the dozen. They drank milk by the gallon and cooked meat and steaks over large bonfires built from the wreckage of the prison. The loud strains of steel guitars played in the background as a night of destruction…occurred. There were many assaults, several knifings, and total destruction of property. Taunting profanities were thrown at the guards whom they knew could not take action." This is the story of the 1968 Oregon Penitentiary Riot.

    Photos and sources from this week’s case can be seen in the Murder in the Rain Unrest episode blog.

    Episode Host: Josh McCullough

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    • 51 min
    Excedrin Murders Part Two: SeaMurs

    Excedrin Murders Part Two: SeaMurs

    Last week, I told you about Bruce Nickell, a man who mysteriously collapsed and died. Then, just a few days later, also in Auburn, Washington, 40-year-old mother and banker Sue Snow also collapsed and died. When her death was ruled a homicide via cyanide poisoning, her husband Paul was looked at as a suspect and the country was terrified to hear there might be another murderer tampering with capsules. With a nationwide recall, those who had bottles of Excedrin at home were checking the bottles so they could call in if they were in possession of one from the same lot as those Sue Snow had ingested. That was when Stella Nickell, Bruce’s wife, realized they not only had a bottle from that batch, but Bruce had died right after taking a few capsules. So perhaps his death wasn’t caused by emphysema after all.

    For photos and sources for today’s case, check out the Murder in the Rain episode blog.

    Episode Host: Alisha Holland

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Excedrin Murders Part One: Darlin' Sue

    Excedrin Murders Part One: Darlin' Sue

    The Tylenol murders of Chicago in 1981 brought a flurry of change. They inspired a total redesign of medical packaging, to hinder tampering and it spawned the creation of a new anti-tampering federal law. The ripple effect of change went as deep as homes and individuals. Some were so fearful there would be another attack by the uncaptured perpetrator, or perhaps a copycat, they wouldn’t even buy medication in capsule form. Which was why it was so shocking to find Sue Snow, someone who was worried about capsules, in possession of some the morning she collapsed on her bathroom floor. Was this another attack at the hands of the same person from Chicago? Was there someone in the house who wanted Sue dead? Or even worse, was Sue simply a necessary casualty in the eyes of a villainous killer who needed Sue to die for her own benefit? In today's episode, we'll hear the story of Sue Snow, Bruce Nickell, and the Excedrin murders that rocked Washington in the 1980s.

    For photos and sources for today’s case, check out the Murder in the Rain episode blog.

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    • 44 min
    No Stone Unturned

    No Stone Unturned

    In December of 2011, the tiny city of Deer Park, Washington, was shaken by the horrific news that a local mother of five was found murdered in her own bed. Over the course of the investigation, police pieced together a grim scene. A man broke into her home and laid in wait for his opportunity to strike. He then violently murdered her and left her body in a state to humiliate and degrade her. To this day, there is a line drawn in the sand, and a family is divided on who that man was. Was it a stranger? Was it an online lover? Was it her ex-husband? Though a man sits in prison convicted, by his peers, of the horrific murder of Chanin Starbuck, some of the people closest to her can’t agree that he is the one who actually did it.

    For photos and sources for today’s episode, check out the Murder in the Rain episode blog.

    Episode Host: Emily Rowney

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    • 56 min
    A Long Run in the Shadows

    A Long Run in the Shadows

    In 1923 rural Oregon, a brazen daytime train robbery ended after a strong-arm takeover and a massive dynamite blast, deployed to open a safe containing an alleged fortune, destroyed the train's mail car, setting it ablaze. As it charred to ruin, one person was consumed in the fire and three others were brutally cut down by gunfire. These crimes resulted in a years-long manhunt for the three-man team who had fled far and wide from their epicenter. This is the story of The DeAutremont Brothers, their folly in taking after the Old West outlaws they had grown up worshiping, and the railcar they stopped one cloudless October afternoon: Train Number 13, The Gold Special.

    For photos and sources for this case, visit the Murder in the Rain “Episode 96. A Long Run in the Shadows” episode blog.

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    • 51 min
    Maintain Dignity

    Maintain Dignity

    So often in true crime, we hear about the Bogeyman; the Westley Allan Dodds, or Gary Ridgways. An animalistic creature that stalks a person like prey with no rhyme or reason. But too often, the perpetrator of violence is someone within the home; a family member who takes domestic violence too far and ends up killing their family. These horrendous acts leave people wondering how well they know those they share a home, and sometimes a bed with. Today, I’ll be exploring three cases of full or partial family annihilations and speaking with Dr. Stephanie Leite, clinical and forensic psychologist to discuss the signs of someone who may go over the edge and what you can do if you think you’re seeing them.

    To help with Raechyl and Jaylay Blackshear’s funeral expenses, Please visit their family’s Go Fund Me page.

    For additional information like photos and sources, visit the Murder in the Rain episode blog.

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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Elleinadassyla ,

Well written, well researched

I have enjoyed this podcast since it’s beginning, the hosts do a lot of research and really get into the history of the people involved in the incidents. That being said, the outtakes at the end are unnecessary and frankly, tone-deaf. Personally I think the loud cackling is really annoying. Though if I were the family member of a victim, I would be so offended to hear that at the end of such a serious topic.

4(78 ,

Terrible

Not a good podcast.

TildaJean ,

Hmmm

While the stories are well researched and told, the poor grammar sets my teeth on edge, especially by ones who claim to be college graduates. Please have someone competent review and edit this otherwise fine podcast. Also, the drug is Fentanyl, not Fentinall, nil, not nall. Update: no improvement in basic grammar. 4th grade level!

Another update. No, Tylenol is NOT “essentially the same as aspirin”! While they are both analgesics they are very different medications. Also laying vs. lying.

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