27 episodes

The Upper Left Corner, USA is known for it's beautiful rivers, forests and mountains. It's also known for it's serial killers and others who commit heinous crimes. This bi-weekly podcast tells a new true crime story out of the PNW in every episode.

Upper Left Corner: PNW True Crime Emili

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 71 Ratings

The Upper Left Corner, USA is known for it's beautiful rivers, forests and mountains. It's also known for it's serial killers and others who commit heinous crimes. This bi-weekly podcast tells a new true crime story out of the PNW in every episode.

    #26- Mia Zapata

    #26- Mia Zapata

    In the height of the 90's Seattle grunge music scene, an up and coming star named Mia Zapata is brutally raped and murdered in downtown Seattle. Her friends rally for justice, and honor her memory by founding an organization the offers self defense classes on a sliding scale fee. Meanwhile, the police work the case but it would take DNA advances to finally solve Mia's murder.

    This week's PNW wine:  Ancestry Cellars Reminiscence Riesling

    Home Alive: http://www.teachhomealive.org/

    Thank you this week's sponsors:

    Shelly at Stewart Subaru 

    Insta: @shellysubaru 

    Phone: (435) 513-6679

    Campfire Audio 

    https://campfireaudio.com/

    Anchor

    www.anchor.fm

    Sources:

    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1942682/bio

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/27_Club

    https://musicoholics.com/first-look/that-one-fateful-night-what-happened-to-mia-zapata/

    https://deadline.com/2021/05/killer-mia-zapata-seattle-punk-musician-dies-in-prison-1234762659/

    http://www.teachhomealive.org/

    https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/killers-sentence-is-overturned/

    https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2009/01/killer_of_seattle_singer_sente.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle

    • 23 min
    #25- Tennyson Jacobson

    #25- Tennyson Jacobson

    Tennyson Jacobson and her family endured a harrowing home invasion on Mother's Day 2013 that ended with her killing the perpetrator to protect her family. In this episode, Tennyson and I discuss the event as well as the trauma recovery journey that she has been on for the last eight years. 

    PNW Wine: Hawkins Cellar 2017 Underwood Mountain Pinot Noir

    Tennyson's Podcast: common GROUND

    https://www.commongroundthepodcast.com/

    The Gift Of Fear Book: 

    https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Fear-Gavin-Becker/dp/0316235776/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=fear+is+a+gift&qid=1630630709&s=books&sr=1-1

    Thank you this week's sponsors:

    Shelly at Stewart Subaru Insta: @shellysubaru Phone: (435) 513-6679

    Campfire Audio https://campfireaudio.com/

    Crazy Is, As Crazy Does: The Life Of A Serial Killer https://www.amazon.com/Crazy-As-Does-Serial-Killer-ebook/dp/B07WS1Y958/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3DLSQ5ZH7JQAH&dchild=1&keywords=crazy+is+as+crazy+does+the+life+of+a+serial+killer&qid=1631157388&sr=8-1

    Source: 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Bend,_Washington

    • 54 min
    #24- McNeil Island

    #24- McNeil Island

    McNeil Island in Washington State is home to a sex offender commitment center that was the first of it's kind. The island houses sex offenders who have served their sentences, but have been deemed as a danger to society, so they are committed to the island. In this episode, I take a deep dive into the history of the now closed federal prison that once inhabited the island for over 100 years, and the current state of McNeil Island, also known as sex offender island. 

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    This week's PNW wine: Chateau Ste. Michelle Rose'

    Thanks to this week's sponsors:

    Based on the Evidence on Apple Podcasts

    Blossom Boutique (blossomboutiquee.com) use code crime15 for 15% off your purchase

    Sources:

    https://canitext911.us/

    https://doc.wa.gov/about/agency/history/micc.htm

    https://www.insideedition.com/455-sex-offender-island

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/03/dangerous-sex-offenders-mcneil-island-commitment-center

    http://www.mcneilisland.net/warden-s-residence.html

    https://www.kxly.com/first-woman-ever-held-at-mcneil-island-facility-for-violent-sexual-predators-released-living-in-spokane/

    https://lmtribune.com/northwest/an-extremely-dangerous-woman-washingtons-lone-female-sex-offender-in-confinement-seeking-better-treatment/article_fe0d3129-b648-52a0-bacc-f90d2768b0ec.html

    • 25 min
    #23- Starvation Heights

    #23- Starvation Heights

    In the early 1900's, Dr. Linda Hazzard moved to Olalla, Washington to build the fasting sanitarium of her dreams. However, with no medical training her treatments would soon be the cause of many deaths, making her Washington's first female serial killer. 

    This week's PNW wine: Silver Lake Roza Riesling 

    Thanks to this week's sponsors:

    Based on the Evidence on Apple Podcasts

    Blossom Boutique (blossomboutiquee.com) use code crime15 for 15% off your purchase

    Sources:

    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/124485/starvation-heights-by-gregg-olsen/

    https://digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/2508

    https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/natural-medicine-starvation-and-murder-the-story-of-linda-hazzard/

    https://forgottenminnesota.com/forgotten-minnesota/2018/07/starvation-doctor-quack-healer-serial-killer

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olalla,_Washington

    https://www.thestranger.com/features/2019/10/23/41755951/ivars-and-the-serial-killer

    • 34 min
    #22- DeOrr Kunz

    #22- DeOrr Kunz

    In the summer of 2015, two year old DeOrr Kunz vanishes without a trace while camping near Leadore, Idaho with his parents, great grandfather and a friend. 

    This week's PNW wine: Elephant Seven Winery Yellow Bird Vineyard Syrah

    Thanks to this week's sponsors:

    Based on the Evidence on Apple Podcasts

    Blossom Boutique (blossomboutiquee.com) use code crime15 for 15% off your purchase

    Sources:

    https://www.vizaca.com/baby-deorr-kunz-jr-disappearance/

    https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/mysterious-stories-blog/deorr-kunz

    https://www.justiceforbabydeorr.com/facts

    https://www.eastidahonews.com/2015/07/sheriff-family-friend-not-a-suspect-in-deorr-kunz-case/

    https://www.justiceforbabydeorr.com/uploads/1/3/2/2/132222649/final_copy_of_updated_timeline_of_deorr_kunz_5-16-2020.pdf

    https://www.justiceforbabydeorr.com/uploads/1/3/2/2/132222649/final_copy_of_updated_timeline_of_deorr_kunz_5-16-2020.pdf

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadore,_Idaho

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ-fkvfDGnY&t=48s

    • 29 min
    #21- Lady Of The Lake

    #21- Lady Of The Lake

    In the early 40's, a woman's body is found in Lake Crescent near Port Angeles. Her body was hard to identify, and this mystery woman became known as the Lady Of The Lake. Turns out, she was not only the mystery that Lake Crescent has been holding onto. 

    PNW wine of the week: Cave B Estates Winery Cave Woman White

    Thanks to this week's sponsors:

    Based on the Evidence on Apple Podcasts

    Blossom Boutique (blossomboutiquee.com) use code crime15 for 15% off your purchase

    Sources:

    https://www.historylink.org/File/8599

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20841050/hallie-brooks-illingworth

    https://skullsinthestars.com/2010/10/31/the-lady-of-the-lake-a-scientific-ghost-story/

    https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/washington/articles/the-lady-of-the-lake-is-still-haunting-this-washington-town/

    https://morbidology.com/the-lady-of-the-lake-hallie-illingworth/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Crescent

    https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/visiting-lake-crescent.htm

    https://www.forksforum.com/life/the-unknown-the-unsolved-and-the-unexplained

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/136931976/montgomery-j_-illingworth

    https://derangedlacrimes.com/?tag=monty-illingworth

    https://www.myolympicpark.com/park/history/the-lady-of-crescent-lake/

    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/04/06/lady-of-the-lake-2/

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

cassiej79 ,

PNW Love!

I love when the Pacific Northwest gets exclusive attention, especially when it’s a genre I’m addicted to! Host has great info and gets down to the facts. She might throw in a personal tidbit here and there, but no banter or getting off topic (let’s be clear, I love banter and tangents but I know not everyone does). Episodes don’t run very long, so it’s super easy to consume. Long story short, love this pod and can’t wait for more!

crowley345 ,

Awesome!

I too live in the PNW (Lewiston area) and I was so excited to see a podcast that covered true crime in my area! Emily does a wonderful job delivering the true crime stories and the facts surrounding the cases. I have never been able to finish a whole podcast series, but I just finished this one and I can’t wait for the next episode now! I will recommend this podcast to all of my fellow friends and family that also love true crime stories.

ambeebambi ,

Leah and Nick

Thank you for doing the episode on Leah Freeman and Nick McGuffin. BTW Nick has been fully exonerated and you can find that info on the national registry for exonerations.
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