Talking about CrimeCon and Reading Reviews

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Talking about CrimeCon and Reading Reviews

Case 31 - The Death of Morgan Ingram

> July 3rd, 2017 ---
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In December 2011, 20-year-old Morgan was found dead in her bedroom of a suspected drug overdose. Authorities later ruled Morgan’s death a suicide, but her parents, Toni and Steve, say that they believe something far more sinister was at play. This episode was cohosted with the one and only T.J. who did a great job on the research!!!!

Case 30 - The Amber Hagerman Story

> June 19th, 2017 ---
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On January 13, 1996, nine-year-old Amber Rene Hagerman (November 25, 1986 – January 17, 1996) was abducted while riding her bike in Arlington, Texas. A neighbor who witnessed the abduction called the police, and Amber's brother Ricky went home to tell his mother and grandparents what happened. It's often believed that Hagerman's murderer kept her alive for at least two days. Richard Hagerman and Amber's mother, Donna Whitson (now Donna Norris), called the news media and the FBI. The Whitsons and their neighbors began searching for Amber. Four days after the abduction, near midnight, her body was found in a creek behind an apartment complex – with cut wounds to her neck. The site of the discovery was less than five miles from where she went missing. There are no suspects to her abduction and homicide.

Case 29 - The Death of Actress Natalie Wood

> June 9th, 2017 ---
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The 1981 drowning of Natalie Wood, while Splendour, the yacht belonging to her and her husband, Robert Wagner, was anchored off Catalina Island, remains one of Hollywood’s darkest mysteries. The star of Splendor in the Grass and Rebel Without a Cause, whose tempestuous search for love had led her finally to remarry Wagner, was terrified of deep water. How had she ended up in the Pacific in the middle of the night? Drawing on the police report—which includes interviews with Wagner, Christopher Walken (Wood’s then co-star), and others—as well as details from the yacht’s captain, let's see if we can't find out what happened.

Bonus - Interview with Crime Writer Les Edgerton.

> May 30th, 2017 ---
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Les Edgerton was born in Odessa, Texas. He grew up in Freeport, Texas and in and around South Bend, Indiana. He served four years in the U.S. Navy. Later, he was sentenced to two to five years in Pendleton Reformatory for second-degree burglary. Four years after getting out of prison, he attended Indiana University at South Bend, where he was elected Student Body President, was sports editor for the campus newspaper, and was head of the student athletic association, which began the school's first basketball team. He later earned an MFA in Writing from Vermont College.

Later Edgerton entered a period of his life he refers to as a years-long odyssey, during which he:

  • Sold and used drugs
  • Worked for an escort service for older, wealthy women in New Orleans
  • Sold life insurance
  • Worked as a headhunter for a firm specializing in recruiting executives for businesses dealing with electronic warfare
  • Was a sports reporter
  • Won 16 state championships for hairstyling, a skill he learned in prison
  • Co-hosted a cable-television show about fashion in New Orleans
  • Made a television commercial
  • Acted in a movie
  • Was homeless and eating out of a dumpster
  • Went through several marriages
  • Attended A.A. meetings
  • Began writing seriously

Edgerton's fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award (short story category), Jesse Jones Award, PEN/Faulkner Award, the Derringer Award, and the Violet Crown Book Award. One of his screenplays was a semifinalist for the Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Program, a finalist in the Austin Film Festival Heart of Film Screenplay Competition, and a finalist in the Writer's Guild's "Best American Screenplays" Competition. His short fiction has appeared in Houghton Mifflin's Best American Mysteries of 2001, "The South Carolina Review", Kansas Quarterly, Arkansas Review, North Atlantic Review, "High Plains Literary Review", Chiron Review, Murdaland, and many others. His thriller, "The Bitch" was named the Best Thriller of 2011 by Preditors & Editors, and was nominated for Best Thriller of 2011 by Spinetingler Magazine (Legends category).

https://www.amazon.com/Les-Edgerton/e/B000APH7SI

http://lesedgertononwriting.blogspot.com/

 

Case 28 - “The Rain Man” Donnie Decker

> May 16th, 2017 ---
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The story of Don Decker, who became known to the world as the Rain Man, is arguably one of the most well-documented paranormal events in recent history. Its credibility is based on the accounts of many witnesses who were law enforcement professionals.

Bonus - The Mother’s Day Episode

> May 14th, 2017 ---
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A fun little episode filled with a bunch of listener submitted questions about what i was like as a child.

Case 27 - The Death of Gareth Williams

> May 12th, 2017 ---
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Police visited Williams's home during the afternoon of Monday 23 August 2010, as a "welfare check" after colleagues noted he had been out of contact for several days. His decomposing naked remains were found in a red The North Face bag, padlocked from the outside, in the bath of the main bedroom's en-suite bathroom. The police had gained entry into his top floor flat in Alderney Street, Pimlico at around 16:40. His family believe that crucial DNA was interfered with and that fingerprints left at the scene were wiped off as part of a cover-up. No fingerprints, palm-prints, footprints or traces of Williams's DNA were found on the rim of the bath, the bag zip or the bag padlock. A key to the padlock was inside the bag, underneath his body.

Case 26 - The Death of Jeremiah Duggan

> May 12th, 2017 ---
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March 27th, 2003 Wiesbaden, Germany. A college student named Jeremiah Duggan supposedly commits suicide by throwing himself into oncoming traffic on a busy German Freeway. In the grips of what is considered a "political cult" questions start arising about the hours before his death and the evidence that is destroyed. Did he reach his breaking point and decide to end it all, or was he killed because he wanted to leave the organization? www.justiceforjeremiah.com

Case 25 - The Death of Jim Morrison

> May 12th, 2017 ---
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When a celebrity dies under mysterious circumstances, or their followers believe there is more to the story than what is being told, conspiracy is thrown around.  Did they really die, did they fake their deaths, were they murdered, etc.?   One of those celebrities who's death has been shrouded in darkness for decades is that of, The Doors frontman, Jim Morrison. 

Case 24 - The Disappearance of Haleigh Cummings

> May 11th, 2017 ---
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On February 10th, 2009 a 5 year old girl disappeared without a trace from her Satsuma Florida home. A case that seemed like a random abduction at first, later turned into a possible murder at the hands of her father's live-in girlfriend and her relatives. With drugs playing an everyday role in the parents lives and stories about what happened that night constantly changing, it's hard to say if we will ever get the real story of what happened to Haleigh Cummings.

Case 23 - The Death of Abe “Kid Twist” Reles

> May 9th, 2017 ---
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On November 12th, 1941, Abe 'Kid Twist' Reles fell to his death out of a 6th floor Coney Island hotel window. Set to testify that same day against high level mobsters, most think it was no accident. With failing health and his life in ruins could he have jumped? Was it a prank gone horribly wrong? I guess we'll have to look at the facts and find out.

Case 22 - The Death of Penny Cunningham

> May 9th, 2017 ---
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In December of 2001, while backpacking in Thailand, Penny Cunningham is hit while trying to flag down a train. She had been robbed of everything except a boarding pass in someone else's name.

Case 21 - The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

> May 9th, 2017 ---
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Madeleine McCann disappeared on the evening of 3 May 2007 from her bed in a holiday apartment in a resort in the Algarve region of Portugal, sparking what one newspaper called "the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history". Her whereabouts remain unknown, and her parents remain the main suspects....

Case 20 - The Disappearance of Laureen Rahn

> May 8th, 2017 ---
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On April 26th 1980, 14 year old Laureen Rahn disappeared without a trace from her New Hampshire home. There are clues stretching from New Hampshire to California, including anonymous phone calls to Laureen's mother for several years after her disappearance. 35 years later, we still have no idea what happened to her.

Case 19 - The Death of Actress Thelma Todd

> May 7th, 2017 ---
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On December 16th 1935, Hollywood star Thelma Todd was found dead in her car in a garage. Coroner and Grand Jury said it was accidental suicide. With Injuries looking like she was beat up, and knowing who she was involved with, make it hard not to ignore the facts that this was no suicide.

10 Spiritual or Scientific Attempts at Raising the Dead

> May 5th, 2017 ---
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Have you ever wanted to bring a loved one back, if only for a moment? Well here is a list of some people who tried to do just that..... and some actually succeeded.

Case 18 - The Death of Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell

> May 5th, 2017 ---
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March 2 2015 - Norfolk, Virginia --- 18 year old AJ Hadsell goes missing while visiting home on spring break from college. 38 Days later her body is found 50 miles away. AJ, an athlete and non-drug user is said to have died of acute heroine poisoning. With tons of evidence against her adoptive father, is it possible he was not the one to blame??? Lets find out......

Case 17 - The Teleportation of Gil Perez

> May 5th, 2017 ---
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A legend goes, that in 1593 a Spanish Soldier named Gil Perez supposedly teleported from Manila, Philippines to Mexico City, Mexico in the blink of an eye. It's a legend that has survived over 400 years, in two different cities, on opposite sides of the world. Do you think it has any truth to it?

Case 16 - The Disappearance of Kyron Horman

> May 3rd, 2017 ---
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June 4th 2010, 7 year old Kyron Horman vanishes from his school right after the science fair. His stepmother was the last person to see him alive as he headed down the hall to his first period class that morning. He never made it to that class. So... what happened to Kyron Horman.??? 

Thank you to Rachel, who did a great job co-hosting this with me!!