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Like a real-life Phantom of the Opera, Southern California local theater actor Daniel Wozniak lured his victims, Sam Herr and Julie Kibuishi, in the attic of a theatre, where he would kill and dismember them before performing on stage the very same night. As of now, Wozniak alone sits on San Quentin's death row. But is there room for more? Is Rachel Buffett, a former Disney Princess and Dan's ex fiancee, an accomplice in the murderous scheme? Simultaneous to the launch of SLEUTH, today began Rachel's trial for accessory after the fact . Will justice prevail or will she completely walk free from her role in the crimes. Should she have been charged with murder? Investigative journalist and host of Sleuth Linda Sawyer, follows this story till it's ultimate conclusion, so that the victim's families finally learn the whole picture of what happened to their loved ones.

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Like a real-life Phantom of the Opera, Southern California local theater actor Daniel Wozniak lured his victims, Sam Herr and Julie Kibuishi, in the attic of a theatre, where he would kill and dismember them before performing on stage the very same night. As of now, Wozniak alone sits on San Quentin's death row. But is there room for more? Is Rachel Buffett, a former Disney Princess and Dan's ex fiancee, an accomplice in the murderous scheme? Simultaneous to the launch of SLEUTH, today began Rachel's trial for accessory after the fact . Will justice prevail or will she completely walk free from her role in the crimes. Should she have been charged with murder? Investigative journalist and host of Sleuth Linda Sawyer, follows this story till it's ultimate conclusion, so that the victim's families finally learn the whole picture of what happened to their loved ones.

    1. The Murder Case of Daniel Wozniak : A Real Life Phantom of The Opera

    1. The Murder Case of Daniel Wozniak : A Real Life Phantom of The Opera

    In the premiere episode of Sleuth, investigative reporter and host Linda Sawyer takes us through the details of Southern California theatre actor Daniel Wozniak's double murder case. This real life Phantom of The Opera says he murdered and dismembered his friends for money. But did Daniel kill alone? Was his Disney Princess fiancee at the time, Rachel Buffett, the true mastermind in these killings of victims Sam Herr and Julie Kibuishi? Will Rachel walk free from any culpability she had in the crimes? Follow Sleuth and learn the whole truth of what happened with all it's twists and turns in this gruesome story.




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    • 49 min
    2. Steve Herr: A Father's Journey To The Truth About Who Murdered his Son Sam.

    2. Steve Herr: A Father's Journey To The Truth About Who Murdered his Son Sam.

    Steve Herr sits down with investigative journalist Linda Sawyer as they discuss their shared odyssey to connect the pieces of an intricate puzzle. Together Sawyer and Herr form an impenetrable bond in order to seek the truth and expose the murdeous contingent, who plotted and planned the execution of Herr's only child Sam Herr along with Sam's friend Julie Kibuishi. For now only Dan Wozniak sits as a convicted killer in a San Quentin cell. But this unexpected duo are convinced there are others involved who still walk free. In this episode hear why Daniel Wozniak's ex-fiancee and former Disney Princess, Rachel Buffett, is first on their list of possible accomplices.




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    • 43 min
    3. Daniel Wozniak's lawyer Scott Sanders shares his murder trial insights.

    3. Daniel Wozniak's lawyer Scott Sanders shares his murder trial insights.

    Defense counsel Scott Sanders shares his legal insights on the Daniel Wozniak double homicide capital case. He'll take us through his perspective on what he believes were some of the most troubling aspects of the prosecution effort to get the death penalty. 










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    • 47 min
    7. Exclusive interview with Rachel Buffett's former boyfriend, Scott Erhedt, post ex-fiancee Daniel Wozniak's arrest.

    7. Exclusive interview with Rachel Buffett's former boyfriend, Scott Erhedt, post ex-fiancee Daniel Wozniak's arrest.

    This week on Sleuth you'll hear from Rachel Buffet's boyfriend soon after Daniel Wozniak was arrested for murdering his two friends. Scott Erhedt sits down with Linda Sawyer to share his shocking insights into their nearly two year relationship. We believe Erhedt would have made for a compelling witness in Rachel buffets accessory to murder trial.




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    • 1 hr
    8. A Sleuth Exclusive, Scott Ehredt tells more about his two year relationship with Rachel Buffett.

    8. A Sleuth Exclusive, Scott Ehredt tells more about his two year relationship with Rachel Buffett.

    Check in for another SLEUTH Exclusive. We hear from Scott Ehredt who shares much more about his two year relationship with Former Disney Princess Rachel Buffett. He dated her soon after Buffett's ex fiancee, Daniel Wozniak was incarcerated for the murders of his friends Sam Herr and Julie Kibuishi. Ehredt provides listeners with a unique view into the world of Rachel that you wouldn't have the opportunity to learn anywhere else.




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    • 29 min
    9. Another Sleuth Exclusive. Audrey McVay shares her tales as Daniel Wozniak and Rachel Buffett’s closest friend for two years up until a week before the murders.

    9. Another Sleuth Exclusive. Audrey McVay shares her tales as Daniel Wozniak and Rachel Buffett’s closest friend for two years up until a week before the murders.

    This week on Sleuth, you’ll hear from another close inner circle friend of Rachel and Dan’s who we felt could have been an excellent potential State witness for Rachel’s trial.  Audrey McVay was their third wheel for most of the time Rachel and Dan were an item, up until the week before the murders. What was it that she sensed that made her realize it was time to check out?  Audrey McVay sits down EXCLUSIVELY with SLEUTH as she recounts chilling stories of the infamous couple, who Audrey at one time considered her dearest friends.




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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Jormungandr19 ,

Interesting, but…

Good listen, but you need to learn to not continuously talk over your interviewee .

LeilaMaloney ,

Great but missing episodes

This podcast was great, it was interesting hearing more about this case, since it was briefly covered elsewhere. A few episodes are missing though, which caused me to stop listening for a while. Eventually I gave up and downloaded the rest of the episodes.

Thisisgettingonmynerves ,

Great…but…

I love the podcast and the format. Storytelling, interviews, clips, etc. But…are episodes 4-6 missing? Or are the episodes mis-numbered?

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