10 episodes

Two serial killers, Dean Corll and John Wayne Gacy, thousands of miles apart, brutally murdered over 60 teenage boys. The police said the murders were the work of these sole deranged killers, but for the first time we reveal that they were actually connected by a network of pedophiles which was partially financed by prominent members of American society. This is America's sordid secret.

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    • 4.5 • 491 Ratings

Two serial killers, Dean Corll and John Wayne Gacy, thousands of miles apart, brutally murdered over 60 teenage boys. The police said the murders were the work of these sole deranged killers, but for the first time we reveal that they were actually connected by a network of pedophiles which was partially financed by prominent members of American society. This is America's sordid secret.

    Introducing “Unraveled: Long Island Serial Killer," a new podcast from discovery+ with hosts Billy Jensen and Alexis Linkletter

    Introducing “Unraveled: Long Island Serial Killer," a new podcast from discovery+ with hosts Billy Jensen and Alexis Linkletter

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    Episode 8: “The Dust Never Settles” –The Lost Boys, then and now

    Episode 8: “The Dust Never Settles” –The Lost Boys, then and now

    Over 40 years later, the cases of the Clown and the Candyman are still open; some of the boys killed remain unnamed. A cold case cop and a forensic anthropologist strive to put these cases to rest...but time is running out.


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    • 43 min
    Episode 7: “My Friend the Murderer” – one man befriends two predators to uncover a conspiracy

    Episode 7: “My Friend the Murderer” – one man befriends two predators to uncover a conspiracy

    One man's research about John Wayne Gacy uncovered a connection to a nationwide sex trafficker. For four years he recorded his conversations with the Killer Clown. No one has heard these tapes before… until now.
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    • 43 min
    Episode 6: “Ten Days in December” – the inside story of tracking John Wayne Gacy with the cops who were there

    Episode 6: “Ten Days in December” – the inside story of tracking John Wayne Gacy with the cops who were there

    The surveillance operation that tracked John Wayne Gacy for ten days has every element of a 1970s cop show. The inside story... with the Detectives who were there.
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    • 40 min
    Episode 5: “The Apex Predator” – the story of a Boy Sex Trafficking Kingpin

    Episode 5: “The Apex Predator” – the story of a Boy Sex Trafficking Kingpin

    His operation stretched across America, he was caught many times, but his clients were never prosecuted. Jacqueline exposes a boy sex trafficker with connections to the Clown and the Candyman.


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    • 37 min
    Episode 4: “Scouts Honor” – how the pedo mob infiltrated the Boy Scouts

    Episode 4: “Scouts Honor” – how the pedo mob infiltrated the Boy Scouts

    Jacqueline Bynon follows the web of men preying on boys in the 70s all the way to New Orleans. The story of America’s first Boy Scout scandal.


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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
491 Ratings

491 Ratings

Trmnlyuniq ,

Excellent Podcast

I binge listened to this podcast. Excellent reporting. Some parts are rough to hear but the links between these two serial killers are very interesting.

Thank you!

SuzzieSeaTurtle ,

Riveting

An excellent journalist, who tells a compelling story and makes you long for more. Well worth listening to.

Rachamil ,

Review

This had so much potential to be a good podcast, however I found it hard to keep up with all of the different people because the was told in a way that jumped around a lot.

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