Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is a podcast drama with a modern twist on old time radio that delves into the mystery of true cold cases and unsolved murders. With the help of an ensemble cast, follow our hosts as they take you on an entertaining journey through the crime scene, the investigation and attempt to solve the case. With many surprising plot twists, it’s important you start listening from the first episode of a cold case. New episodes are released every Tuesday. Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.
E147: “The Torso Murders” Pt. 2 - Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run
By February of 1937, Kingsbury Run, a railroad slum outside of Cleveland had seen six mutilated corpses scattered across their streets. The community turned to legendary lawman, Eliot Ness to solve the crimes and put a stop to the horrors. But sometimes, even legends fail to make a difference.Sponsors!Grove - Get a 3-piece cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer’s spring scents, a free 60-day VIP membership, and a surprise bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more at Grove.co/UNSOLVED.ThirdLove - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
Introducing: THE DARK SIDE OF, a new Parcast Original!
Hollywood is one of our most celebrated institutions, but do you know the dark shadows draped over its early years? In this new Parcast Original, we reexamine unknown and overlooked histories of society's beloved cultural touchstones. Every multi-episode series will take on a new topic, from the music industry, to sports, and even dating and romance.In this clip, we introduce the complicated story of Hollywood's founding as a religious utopia. Subscribe to THE DARK SIDE OF on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast to listen to the rest of this episode!
E146: “The Torso Murders” - Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run
On September 23, 1935, a decapitated torso was found in Kingsbury Run, a railroad slum just outside Cleveland, Ohio. People were terrified of this horrific discovery, but they hardly suspected that it was only the first murder of a serial killer who would terrorize the city for years to come.Sponsors!Best Fiends - Best Fiends is a 5-star rated mobile game app available for download FREE on the Apple App Store and Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends!The Farmer’s Dog - Get 50% off your two week trial of fresh, healthy food at TheFarmersDog.com/UNSOLVED. Plus, you get FREE shipping!
E145: “Easey Street” Pt. 2 - Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett
When best friends and housemates, Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett, were stabbed to death in their home in 1977, the city of Melbourne raced to find the killer. While the police would find some clues, they soon hit a brick wall in their investigation, leaving these heinous murders unsolved to this day.Sponsors! Best Fiends - Download the 5-star rated mobile game app for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends!ThirdLove - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
E144: “Easey Street” - Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett
On January 10, 1977, best friends and housemates, Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett were viciously murdered in their home on Easey Street in Melbourne Australia. Several people had seen them shortly before this tragic event, but the story would only get more confusing as the investigation continued.Parcasters - Don't know who to trust? Then you'd make a great spy! Check out our most recent episode of Espionage to follow the story of crafty double agent during the second World War. Available not at parcast.com/espionage
On November 29th, 1981, world famous actress, Natalie Wood, was found floating in the ocean, drowned and lost forever. Her death was initially declared an accident, but as new evidence became available over 20 years later, odd aspects of her last night made the police question whether her death was accidental at all. Sponsors!ThirdLove - Go to THIRDLOVE.com/Unsolved now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
On July 26th, 1924, Janet Smith, a housemaid in Vancouver was killed in the basement of her employer's home. The investigation would soon devolve into two separate kidnappings, reactionary political movements, and vigilante justice performed by the Ku Klux Klan. Sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play!
In 1924 a Chinese immigrant in Vancouver named Wong Foon Sing found his colleague, Janet Smith, lying dead upon the ground with a bullet wound in her head. The public rushed to see Wong imprisoned for the crime, but some still wonder if Janet was murdered at all.Sponsors!Oxygen - Watch “Murder For Hire” Sundays at 7/6c or anytime on the Oxygen app.
On November 19th, 1988, a nine year-old girl named Michaela Garecht was abducted from her local corner store in Hayward, California. The next few decades would see several plausible suspects investigated, including two serial killers, two kidnappers, and a strange man with a craving for attention. Sponsors!Oxygen - Get in on the sting with Murder For Hire - Sundays at 7pm/6c or anytime on the Oxygen app.ThirdLove - Go to THIRDLOVE.com/UNSOLVED to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
E139: “The Family No One Knew” - The Bricca Murders
In 1966 the quiet Cincinnati suburb of Bridgetown was shaken to its core, when the Bricca Family was brutally slaughtered in their own home. The savagery of the killings and the discrete nature of the murders have kept investigators scrambling for answers decades later.Parcasters - Check out our new show Survival! In our first episode we covered Shin Dong-hyuk’s escape from a North Korean internment camp. Available now at parcast.com/survival
E138: “Film Fatale” Pt. 2 - Sophie Toscan du Plantier
On December 23rd, 1996, this French filmmaker was murdered outside her vacation home in West Cork, Ireland. Leads were scarce in the initial hours, and evidence was lost as investigators waited two days for the coroner to arrive. However, the case blew open when a teenage boy came forward with a startling confession. Sponsors!Third Love - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
In the idyllic sleepy town of Schull, Ireland, Sophie Toscan du Plantier, was brutally murdered just before Christmas in 1996. The celebrated documentary producer was beaten to death outside of her holiday home. The town’s first murder in 71 years would divide the normally tight-knit community and leave her family questioning the motives for this tragic murder.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code UNSOLVED. Go to BetterHelp.com/Unsolved.
Update: E136: “Vile Business, Clumsily Done” Pt. 2 - Françoise, Duchess de Choiseul-Praslin
Updated episode, we apologize for the hosting error! Enjoy!In the early 1800's the Duke de Choiseul-Praslin, was suspected of murdering his wife. However, a vial of arsenic and a corrupt government would prevent justice from being served. The injustice evident in this case drove the French lower-class into a frenzy that would eventually lead to the revolution.Parcasters - If you’re in the mood for a story about an American icon, check out our our new episode on John McCain on HOSTAGE, wherever you get your shows. Listen now at parcast.com/hostageSponsors!BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/Unsolved to get 10% off your first month with discount code UNSOLVED.ThirdLove - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
E135: “Vile Business, Clumsily Done” - Françoise, Duchess de Choiseul-Praslin
In the early 1800's, Fanny, the Duchess of Choiseul-Praslin, and her husband Charles, the Duke, were highly regarded among the French nobility. From the outside it appeared they had it all, but internally their marriage was filled with distrust and turmoil. Eventually it would all come to an end, when the Duchess was found murdered on her bedroom floor. Parcasters - Some people think that the Duchess may have been murdered in a crime of passion. If you liked this episode, you can hear more like it on our new podcast Crimes of Passion. Listen at parcast.com/passion.
E134: “Silk Pajama Strangling” Pt. 2 - Serge Rubinstein
Murdered in 1955, Wall Street investment banker and all-around sociopath, Serge Rubinstein had made so many enemies, the police were overwhelmed with the list of potential suspects. The investigation would result in the interviewing of hundreds of witnesses and suspects, but they could never deduce who exactly killed Rubinstein.Parcasters - If you are interested in more stories that cover powerful people and their untimely downfalls, be sure to check our ASSASSINATIONS podcast. Listen now at parcast.com/assassinations
He learned everything from his father. How to become obscenely wealthy, but also how to become obscenely corrupt. By 1955, Serge Rubinstein had become a prominent investment banker on Wall Street, but his list of enemies had grown as long as his financial portfolio. Rubinstein's murder would lead authorities to one of the most extensive investigations in New York history. Sponsors!BetterHelp - Unsolved Murders listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code UNSOLVED when you go to BetterHelp.com/Unsolved.Proven Innocent - Proven Innocent Premieres Friday, February 15th at 9/8c, only on Fox.Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code UNSOLVED15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order!
E132: “Philadelphia Framing” - Dolores Della Penna
In 1972, she was abducted one block away from her home in the Kensington area of Philadelphia. Dolores Della Penna’s body was found piece by piece, her limbs scattered just off the country roads near the city. After years of persistent investigation, this cold case may now be heating up.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Unsolved Murders listeners get 10% off the first month with discount code UNSOLVED. Proven Innocent - Proven Innocent Premieres Friday, February 15th at 9/8c, only on Fox.ThirdLove - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED to get 15% off your first purchase!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/UNSOLVED to find out how low your Upstart rate is! Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
E131: “Poisoned Pill” Pt. 2 - The Chicago Tylenol Murders
In 1983, nationwide panic broke out when seven people unknowingly ingested cyanide and tragically died. Suspects would range from a vengeful soldier to a mentally unstable school shooter, but who was actually responsible for one of the most vile acts of terrorism Chicago has ever seen?Parcasters - After this episode of Unsolved Murders, go check out the abduction of Barney and Betty Hill on our new show Extraterrestrial. Listen at parcast.com/extraterrestrial
E130: “Poisoned Pill” - The Chicago Tylenol Murders
In 1982, Chicago saw 7 people drop dead under mysterious circumstances. The deaths sent the area into a panic, and after a lengthy investigation, police discovered a surprising murder weapon: Extra-Strength Tylenol. It would take several years for this pharmaceutical giant to regain the public’s trust. Sponsors!Oxygen - Check out “Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice” this Saturday at 7 on Oxygen.
E129: “Aztec Assassination” Pt. 2 - Emperor Montezuma II
The death of the Great emperor Montezuma led to the demise of the Aztec Empire and the near extinction of its people. But who was responsible for this great calamity? The leading theories suggest that Montezuma was either assassinated by the invading force, or murdered by an uprising of his own people.Sponsors!Oxygen Network - Check out Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice this Saturday at 7 on Oxygen.Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code UNSOLVED15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order!
E128: “Aztec Assassination” - Emperor Montezuma II
A legendary emperor welcomed a contingent of Spanish soldiers led by an ambitious man named Hernán Cortés into his city. Only months later that emperor would be dead, thus beginning the downfall of one of the world's largest empires. But what exactly happened on the day Montezuma II died? Did the Spanish murder him for gain? Or did the Aztec people kill one of their own? It is a question that has stumped historians for nearly 500 years. Parcast News - Be sure to check out Parcast’s first fictional crime show MIND’S EYE at Parcast.com/MindsEye!Sponsors!Oxygen - Check out “Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice” this Saturday at 7 on Oxygen.ThirdLove - Go to ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/UNSOLVED to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is! Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes and won’t affect your credit!
E127: “West Point Wanderer” Pt. 2 - Richard Colvin Cox
After a West Point cadet mysteriously vanishes in 1950, the nation poured an enormous amount of resources into finding him. Thawing snow, private eyes, and CIA agents would all uncover clues pointing to the missing man. Was he the victim of foul play by a fellow classmate, or was it due to suspected Cold War counter-espionage gone wrong?Sponsors!Caffé Monster - Available in Mocha, Vanilla, and Salted Caramel. Caffé Monster: Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy!Harper Collins - Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard is available now wherever books are sold. Give in to temptation today.Living Proof - Go to LivingProof.com/UNSOLVED and use promo code UNSOLVED to get a free sample of their award-winning dry shampoo with your purchase.SimpliSafe - Go to SimpliSafe.com/UNSOLVED to get a special offer.Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code UNSOLVED15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order!
A promising West Point cadet left the academy grounds for a dinner party on January 14th, 1950…and never returned. No concrete leads have materialized about the whereabouts of Richard Colvin Cox’s body. Is foul play responsible or did he desert his post? If you liked this episode, leave us a nice review! It really helps new listeners find the podcast!Sponsors!Audible - For a limited time, you can get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month if you go to Audible.com/UNSOLVED or text UNSOLVED to 500 500.
E125: "The Lead Masks Case" Pt. 2 - Manoel Pereira da Cruz and Miguel José Viana
Two fishermen saw a luminous, fireball-like object descend towards the ground and then rise up again into the sky before it exploded. They were convinced it was a UFO. The Brazilian electronic technicians, Manoel Pereira de Cruz and Miguel José Viana were later found dead at the scene. Was Miguel and Manoel’s death caused by contact from another planet?Sponsors!Caffé Monster - Available in Mocha, Vanilla and Salted Caramel. Caffé Monster: Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy!Third Love - Get 15% off your first order at ThirdLove.com/UNSOLVED.
E124: "The Lead Masks Case" - Manoel Pereira da Cruz and Miguel José Viana
Two men wearing matching suits and raincoats were found dead in a bed of leaves hand-trimmed by scissors. The only thing found with them were two small sheets of lead shaped like sunglasses and an empty water bottle. An obsession with the occult or extraterrestrial life might have caused this 1966 murder. Sponsors!Audible - Listen to Evil Has A Name now at Audible.com/EvilMurders or text EvilMurders to 500 500.Pretty Litter - Go to PrettyLitter.com and use promo code UNSOLVED for 20% off your first order.Upstart - Go to Upstart.com/UNSOLVED to find out how low your Upstart rate is!
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