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The Jacob Wetterling Abduction

In 1989, there were about 20,000 murders, but only 12,000 were solved. That’s only a 60% success rate, and that number hasn’t changed much in the last thirty years. You would think that with technology like DNA analysis and surveillance in more places, we’d be doing better. And of those unsolved crimes, few are solved years later. One of those 8000 unsolved cases in 1989 was the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling. Unlike so many others, this cold case did get a resolution, but it wasn’t until 27 years later. As a warning, this case references sexual abuse of children.

The Murder of Emily Noble

On the day after her 52nd birthday, Emily Noble’s husband, Matheau Moore, called the police to report that his wife had gone missing. For months, Emily’s friends and family searched high and low for her in her hometown of Westerville, Ohio. But when her body was suddenly found, months after her disappearance, hanging in a tree just behind her home, all eyes quickly turned to her husband. As a warning, this episode contains description of a staged suicide and other frequent mentions of suicide.

The Murder of Colleen Ritzer

The gruesome murder of Colleen Ritzer in 2013 shocked everyone. Colleen was a young, well-loved math teacher in a small Massachusetts town, and her killer was a quiet, but seemingly kind, freshman soccer player. With no record, no prior offences, what made this young boy suddenly snap? The death of any person at the hands of a killer is always terrifying, but today’s case, which grapples with understanding how a 14 year old could suddenly murder his math teacher, is truly frightening.

The Missing Case of Hannah Graham

When Hannah Graham enrolled in the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, she was ready to change the world. She was an avid skier, a straight A student, and could find a way to make anyone laugh. But when she was brutally murdered in 2014, at the beginning of her sophomore year of school, her family was understandably beyond shocked and devastated. But as the investigation unfolded, Hannah’s murder would change the lives of two other families, and the town of Charlottesville forever. of two other families, and the town of Charlottesville forever.

The Wichita Massacre

When it comes to true crime, one of the biggest names that people think of is BTK–a serial killer whose reign of terror over Wichita, Kansas lasted more than 15 years. But while BTK might be the most famous killer, for the people of Wichita, Reginald and Jonathan Carr’s week long crime and killing spree caused citizens to fear for their lives both while out and inside their own homes. In the 20 years since the Carr Brothers committed what is now dubbed the Wichita Horror or Wichita Massacre, they have filed multiple appeals, keeping their crimes in headlines in town and preventing closure for the families who lost so much.

The Missing Case of Jill Meagher

A few months back, we covered the 2004 case of Lisa Marie Montgomery–a woman who murdered Bobbie Jo Stinnet as she brutally cut open Bobbie Jo’s abdomen to take her unborn baby. This case made national headlines, and in 2021, Lisa Marie became the first woman to be executed by the federal government in decades. Our case this week follows a similar trajectory. A 22 year old pregnant woman was lured into a neighbor’s apartment, only to be attacked, killed, and had her unborn baby stolen from her womb.

The Murder of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind

A few months back, we covered the 2004 case of Lisa Marie Montgomery a woman who murdered Bobbie Jo Stinnet as she brutally cut open Bobbie Jo’s abdomen to take her unborn baby. This case made national headlines, and in 2021, Lisa Marie became the first woman to be executed by the federal government in decades. Our case this week follows a similar trajectory. A 22 year old pregnant woman was lured into a neighbor’s apartment, only to be attacked, killed, and had her unborn baby stolen from her womb.