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We're just your average couple, living normal lives, who happen to be obsessed with everything related to true crime. Shortly after relocating to the great Pacific Northwest, we realized there were stories upon gruesome stories to be told from this region. And we want nothing more than to share them with you. So come join us every first and third Friday of the month as we take a deep look into the dark and twisted. It isn't for the feint of heart, but we promise it will be worth it. ​And remember...what happens in the woods, stays in the woods.

What Happens in the Woods What happens In the woods

    • True Crime
    • 3.8 • 30 Ratings

We're just your average couple, living normal lives, who happen to be obsessed with everything related to true crime. Shortly after relocating to the great Pacific Northwest, we realized there were stories upon gruesome stories to be told from this region. And we want nothing more than to share them with you. So come join us every first and third Friday of the month as we take a deep look into the dark and twisted. It isn't for the feint of heart, but we promise it will be worth it. ​And remember...what happens in the woods, stays in the woods.

    Unsolved cases that need your help

    Unsolved cases that need your help

    Thank you for joining us for our season six finale.
    While we are on a Holiday break, don’t forget that WTFs are releasing on Patreon 2 Wednesdays a month. Come join us for the f*****y!

    We announced this episode that next season the podcast is going worldwide. While the PNW is our home and that’s where our true crime roots will always be, we want to venture out to bring you new cases. If you have any suggestions of cases you want to hear us cover, send them our way!

    We are wrapping up by sharing 2 cases that have remained unsolved for over 20 years.
    Sharon “Shari” Anderson is a beloved mother and grandmother who went missing December 2, 2000 after a day of running errands and Christmas shopping. Her SUV was found in a mall parking lot in Everett, WA, with no sign of her or a struggle. There have been no solid leads as to what happened to her in all this time. Friends and family still hope to learn of her whereabouts and any leads can be directed to the Everett PD at (425) 257-8483. She was last seen wearing a green jacket, jeans and white tennis shoes. She is 5’ 8”, of Caucasian and Native American ancestry, has brown eyes and brown hair and would be 72 years old now. There is a $20,000 reward offered for credible information.

    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/wa-sharon-anderson-50-everett-2-december-2000.452843/

    https://original.newsbreak.com/@ada-e-1668135/3204353228481-in-2000-shari-anderson-went-to-buy-christmas-presents-in-washington-and-didn-t-come-back

    https://uncovered.com/cases/sharon-christine-anderson

    Linda Tran and her 2 children were murdered on December 18, 1998 in their home by and unidentified male seen fleeing her home before it exploded and was engulfed in flames. She was also 7 months pregnant at the time of her murder. It has been over 2 decades since her murder and her case is still unsolved. There is a composite sketch released to the public that has given no leads. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tacoma PD at (253) 798-4721 or Crimestoppers 1-800-222-TIPS. There is a reward of $1,000 for any information.


    https://www.king5.com/article/news/crime/unsolved/1998-killing-pregnant-tacoma-woman-her-two-kids/281-72d31b8a-6002-4fe9-8263-1fd4bf5828e5

    https://www.fox13seattle.com/washingtons-most-wanted/murder-mystery-pregnant-mother-2-children-brutally-beaten-before-home-set-ablaze

    a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/vwzx4f/the_murder_of_linda_tran_and_her_children_in_1998/?share_id=bG0R1XsxbgG_MOIrfPSYU&utm_content=2&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_source=share&utm_term=10" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer...

    • 46 min
    The murders of Ed and Minnie Maurin

    The murders of Ed and Minnie Maurin

    Hello, campers! The days may be getting shorter and the nights a little colder, but the campfire is still going strong here in the woods.
    Thanks for stopping by for this week's episode! We have a special guest host and a brand-new case to share with you.

    Olivia is with us to share the heartbreaking case of the deaths of Ed and Minnie Maurin. The case went unsolved for several decades due to a lack of evidence and witness statements. Thankfully, this one does have a conviction and the elderly couple and their remaining family can maybe be at peace.

    Thanks, Olivia!

    Thank you to all our supporters on Patreon If you are missing the WTF episodes, head over to our Patreon channel and subscribe to get in on the action!

    We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, filled with love and joy found with family and friends.

    Information from this episode:

    https://youtu.be/PjNDnpYUkSA?si=WDWaBTV0dKNcANbC

    https://thecinemaholic.com/edward-and-minnie-maurin-murder-where-is-rick-riffe-now/

    https://casetext.com/case/state-v-riffe-5

    Cold Case Files, S1 Ep2 aired March 6, 2017, on Netflix

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Halloween special with Crimes and Closets

    Halloween special with Crimes and Closets

    Happy Halloween Campers! We hope you enjoy this special episode.

    It's our annual collab with podcast besties Beth and Cristy from Crimes and Closets. This year's theme is horror movies that are based on true stories.

    Cristy will tell you the story of Ron Defeo Jr. and the events that lead up to the Amityville horror movie!

    Jess will tell you the story of Ivan Milat best known as the Backpacker Murderer, convicted of seven murders of backpackers in Australia.

    Don't forget to listen to the Crimes and Closets podcast on Monday, October 30th for the Killer B's, Beth and Brice, as they tell their horror movies inspired by true events.

    Let's gooooo!






    Cristy's sources:
    https://amityvillemurders.com/the-haunting/lutz-vs-weber.html
    https://clerk.suffolkcountyny.gov/kiosk/SearchPages/MainSearch.aspx#
    https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/ex-resident-of-house-debunks-much-of-amityville-horror/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amityville_Horror
    https://www.nydailynews.com/2022/10/13/the-amityville-murders/
    https://www.amityvillefiles.com/murders/
    https://www.newspapers.com
    https://www.oxygen.com/family-massacre/crime-news/amityville-horror-true-story-behind-ron-defeos-family-massacre
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_DeFeo_Jr.

    Jess' sources:
    Wolf Creek Wiki pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Creek_(film)

    Ivan Milat Wiki page
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Milat

    Biography- Ivan Milat
    https://www.biography.com/crime/ivan-milat

    Backpacker Murderer
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/27/ivan-milat-chilling-serial-murders-haunt-australia-after-death
    Orienteering Explanationhttps://www.google.com/search?q=orienteering&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS896US896&oq=orienteering&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i512l6j0i457i512j0i512l2.2012j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    • 1 hr 12 min
    What happened to Lenoria Jones?

    What happened to Lenoria Jones?

    Welcome back to the campfire, friends! We’re nearing the end of the season, but there are plenty of cases coming your way.

    Don’t forget! Patreon is live. Use this link to find our page and join us for WTF Wednesdays.
    https://www.patreon.com/WhatHappensintheWoodsPodcast568


    Our 4th annual Halloween collaboration with the wonderful and talented ladies of Crimes & Closets with kick off on Friday, October 27th here on our feed. Make sure you are following them so you don’t miss out on the episode we release on their podcast on Monday, October 30th.

    The case this episode is an unsolved disappearance from the 1990s. 3 year old Lenoria Jones has been missing for over 25 years. After a trip to Target to shop for a bathing suit, 911 was called to say the little girl was no where to be seen. Some one knows what happened but no one is speaking up.

    Information from this episode

    https://original.newsbreak.com/@fatim-hemraj-561392/2989135776030-in-1995-a-woman-said-she-lost-her-3-year-old-in-a-store-but-according-to-cctv-footage-she-came-alone?_f=app_share&s=a3&share_destination_id=MTYyMjcwODQzLTE2OTc2ODUwODA2ODg=&pd=0Ays3fyU&hl=en_US&send_time=1697685080&actBtn=floatShareButton&trans_data=%7B%22platform%22%3A1%2C%22cv%22%3A%2223.41.0%22%2C%22languages%22%3A%22en%22%7D

    https://original.newsbreak.com/@fatim-hemraj-561392/2989135776030-in-1995-a-woman-said-she-lost-her-3-year-old-in-a-store-but-according-to-cctv-footage-she-came-alone

    https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/lwg0f0/three_year_old_lenoria_jones_was_last_seen/

    https://www.fox13seattle.com/news/cold-case-lenoria-jones-missing-mother-continues-search-for-3-year-old-daughter

    http://www.tpcrimestoppers.com/case.php?id=393

    • 1 hr 4 min
    That's Kouri with a "K", like killer...

    That's Kouri with a "K", like killer...

    Happy Friday, campers! Welcome back for a new episode. The season is almost over, but we still have some great cases to bring you…including this one.

    Eric and Kouri Richins seemed to have it all. The beautiful couple started a family and led a life that would be the envy of anyone. It all came crashing down one early morning in March of 2020 when Eric passed away tragically and unexpectedly. The community of Kamas, Utah mourned the loss heavily at his passing. For the next year, they would rally behind his widow and family.

    But the cracks slowly began to show and more about the couple's life came to light. No one would be prepared for what would come out.

    Information from this episode:

    https://people.com/childrens-author-accused-poisoning-husband-her-side-of-story-7963536


    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/timeline-utah-mom-kouri-richins-husband-death-fentanyl-rcna85787


    https://www.cnn.com/2023/09/18/us/kouri-richins-author-murder-witness/index.html


    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-65885789

    Real Estate Deals Gone Bad

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/kouri-richins-utah-family-sues-house-mold-update-rcna111488

    UPDATE TO CHECK OUT:

    https://www.parkrecord.com/news/summit-county-judge-may-soon-decide-if-kouri-richins-can-talk-to-her-mom-brother/

    • 48 min
    Did Alexander Stephen Martin kill Nicholas Francisco?

    Did Alexander Stephen Martin kill Nicholas Francisco?

    We’re back with a mid-season episode with a twist many people never saw coming. This week, we have it all…a disappearance, a betrayal, online profiles, a mega church, and a sex club. Oh, my! There was much to discuss in this episode.

    We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who joined us for the livestream WTF episode! It was amazing to do and we can’t wait to do it again with you all. If you didn’t catch us live, head here to watch the replay. (Skip to about 18 minutes to avoid all the technical difficulties)Our winner for the giveaway will be announced today in an Instagram post, make sure to head there to catch that! The winner will receive their choice of WTF hoodie, valued at $35 (plus tax, s&h).
    In other news: Patreon is coming! The future home for all your favorite fuckery will be live on October 11th. We will be offering 2 WTF episodes a month, released on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Come share in the laughter with us!

    Information from this episode:
    News reports on Nicholas Francisco
    https://bit.ly/3ZgHO8H
    https://bit.ly/3PmLm4N
    https://bit.ly/3PngG38

    Online Forums
    https://westseattleblog.com/2009/11/remember-the-nicholas-francisco-disappearance-case-closed/https://seattle.livejournal.com/6118112.html

    Linkedin Profile
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexsmartinnicholasfrancisco

    Right website, different name
    Findnicholasfrancisco.com

    Mars Hill Mega Church Wikipedia page
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Hill_Church

    Podcast that also covered this case:https://cascadiacrimepod.libsyn.com/episode-14-the-frustrating-case-of-nicholas-francisco

    My Life is a Lifetime Movie Episode on Prime Video - costs $1.99
    https://www.metacritic.com/tv/my-life-is-a-lifetime-movie/season-1/episode-2-betrayed-by-a-lover/

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

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Interesting topics

I love the topics that you seem to cover, and this was my first time listening to your show. I had to stop midway through though I couldn’t finish it because of all the F bombs. They don’t add to your story and are actually very distracting, so I had to move on. Good luck with your show!

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