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July 14, 2019
Ep69 - Shawn Baur and Scott Fosnaught
Shawn Baur and Scott Fosnaught were great friends who were killed on a rural road in July 2002 after attending a party. Shawn and Scott were about ready to turn sixteen. This week marks the 17-year anniversary of their deaths and the mystery has not lessened during that time. Join Mike and Morf as they walk through this mysterious case that some have called a hit-and-run while others have deemed it much more sinister. The clues at the scene and the conditions of the bodies of both Shawn and Scott have fueled the controversy from the very start. But, it's the families that have suffered greatly over this time, not knowing exactly what happened to their children in the early morning hours of July 17, 2002. Scott's mother joined us for an interview for this episode so you'll get to hear her thoughts. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology
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51 min
July 7, 2019
Ep68 - The College Coed Mysteries
On this episode of Criminology, we are discussing the murder of two college students and the mysterious disappearance of a third. Each case is separated by time and distance but they all have one thing in common; they center around a mystery involving a female college student. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss these three baffling cases. What really happened to Sigrid Stevenson in New Jersey, Dana Bailey at Penn State in Pennsylvania and Theresa Allore on her college campus near Quebec. You can help support the show at patreon.com/Criminology
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64 min
June 30, 2019
Ep67 - Molly Bish
On June 27, 2000, Molly Bish disappeared from her lifeguard post at Comins Pond in Warren, Massachusetts. Molly's mother Magi dropped her off at work that day and was the last known person to see her alive. When people began showing up to swim that day, they found no lifeguard on duty. Molly's disappearance turned into one of the biggest and most expensive searches in the history of Massachusetts. Molly's body was ultimately found on June 9, 2003, almost 3 years after her disappearance, in a field only about 5 miles from her home. This is a case that has haunted and frustrated people for many years. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance of Molly Bish. Molly's sister Heather agreed to come on for an extended interview with us and she provides some valuable insight into who her sister was and who might have been responsible for her death so many years ago. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology
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74 min
June 23, 2019
Ep66 - Jeffrey MacDonald Pt2
In this episode we are covering part 2 of the Jeffrey MacDonald murder case involving his wife and two daughters. The murders occurred in 1970 while Jeffrey and his family were stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. MacDonald has always maintained his innocence, and has asserted that hippies broke in and murdered his family. Join Mike and Morf as they put the wrap on this infamous American murder case. It took prosecutors quite some time to finally convict Jeffrey MacDonald for the murders. Were they correct? What does some of the physical evidence say to his guilt or innocence? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology
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75 min
June 16, 2019
Ep65 - Jeffrey MacDonald Pt1
We are discussing Jeffrey MacDonald and the MacDonald family murder case on this episode of Criminology. This is the first part of what will likely be 2 episodes on this infamous case. Jeffrey MacDonald was a doctor in the army stationed at Fort Bragg North Carolina with his wife and two young daughters. In the early morning hours of Feb 17, 1970, Jeffrey was wounded and his wife and two daughters were killed. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this murder case that gripped the nation. MacDonald has always alleged that some hippies broke in and murdered his family. But the suspicion quickly fell onto him and he was ultimately convicted of the murders. However, the road to his conviction took a number of years since the murders occurred while he was in the service. After he got out, it was tough at first for prosecutors to try him in civilian court. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology
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67 min
June 11, 2019
Introducing Man in the Window
From the partnership that brought you Dirty John, comes Man in the Window. Pulitzer prize winning reporter Paige St. John investigates The Golden State Killer, and traces his path of devastation through the eyes of his victims. Listen now at wondery.fm/crim.
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15 min
June 9, 2019
Ep64 - Q & A Episode
We have a Q&A episode for this week while we are at CrimeCon. We've been wanting to do one for awhile now and thought CrimeCon week would be perfect. We didn't want to leave our faithful listeners without something to listen to. Join Mike and Morf as they answer some very good questions. These range from case specific to personal, from Jon Benet to stranded island type questions. We talk about updates on GSK as well as the new issues cropping up around the use of forensic genealogy to solve some of these cold cases. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology
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79 min
June 2, 2019
Ep63 - Andy Atkinson and Cheryl Henry
The 1990 murders of Andy Atkinson and Cheryl Henry in Houston, Texas were particularly brutal. Andy and Cheryl had only known each other briefly but the attraction between the two was immediate and powerful. Cheryl's car was found in a lover's lane type area with blood inside and music still playing. Both Cheryl and Andy were found the next day but the details of their murders are horrendous. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss this baffling double murder. The details of the crime scene hold many possible clues to to the identity of the killer or killers. Semen was found and a few other bizarre details. There was even a letter writer who claimed to have been the murderer. But after all these years, police still have not been able to pin down who murdered the couple. We are joined in this episode by Andy's father Garland who sheds some of his personal insight on the case. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology
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66 min
May 26, 2019
Ep62 - The Death of Ellen Greenberg
In this episode, we are discussing the strange and frustrating death of Ellen Greenberg in Philadelphia, PA. In January 2011, this vibrant 27-year-old teacher and bride-to-be was found dead in her apartment with over 20 stab wounds and knife lodged in her chest. Her cause of death has changed multiple times but for years now has been ruled a suicide. This is something that her parents are fighting to have changed. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the details of this strange death and cause of death ruling. We are lucky to be joined by some excellent guests for this episode including famed forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht who shares his thoughts on this case. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology
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72 min
May 19, 2019
Ep61 - The Reinert Family Murders
On this episode of Criminology we are discussing the Reinert family murders. Susan Reinert was a 36-year-old English teacher near Philadelphia, PA and mother to an 11-year-old girl named Karen and a 10-year-old boy named Michael. Karen was found brutally murdered and stuffed into the trunk of a car in 1979. Her two children have never been found. This is a case with many different players and several twists and turns. It involves a fellow teacher named Bill Bradfield and a principal named Jay Smith. Both men would be arrested and convicted for the murders. But would the convictions stick? Join Mike and Morf as they break down this bizarre murder case. The details surrounding the players involved are astounding. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology
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58 min
May 12, 2019
Ep60 - Dale Williams
Almost 20 years ago, just before Memorial Day weekend in 1999, Dale Williams went missing. Dale was a devoted father and husband who vanished from his hometown of Nucla, Colorado. Dale owned an auto body repair shop and apparently received a call to help a stranded motorist. He has not been seen since. An unlikely suspect emerged in Dale's case but only served to frustrate both the authorities and Dale's family. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the life and disappearance of Dale Williams. We talked with Dale's daughter Tonee for this episode and her interview provides some great insights into her dad and his mysterious disappearance. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology
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64 min
May 5, 2019
Ep59 - The Green River Killer pt2
This our second and final part on the story of the Green River Killer. Gary Ridgway rocked the United States and the world when it was announced that he was the Green River Killer. He was initially arrested for a small number of murders, but after confessing to over 40 murders the news went global. But there was a lot of work that went into the identification and arrest of Ridgway. There was also a number of other suspects that leapfrogged him to the top of the list of the years. Join Mike and Morf as they finish up the story of Gary Ridgway/The Green River Killer. He is one of the most prolific serial killers in American history. Even good old Ted Bundy got into the act in trying to help police nab this killer. And who better to help find a sadistic killer than another sadistic killer who thinks the same way. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology
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73 min
April 28, 2019
Ep58 - The Green River Killer Pt1
For many years, beginning in the early 1980s, Washington state had a serial killer on their hands. Sex workers went missing at an alarming rate, most of them were picked up around Pacific Highway South and found later, dumped, in the Green River. This is how the serial killer got his moniker as the Green River Killer. It would be many years later that authorities figured out it was Gary Ridgway. Join Mike and Morf in part 1 of the story of the Green River Killer / Gary Ridgway. We explore his upbringing, his marriages, his first murder and many more. Ridgway was one of the most prolific serial killers in American history. It will take a couple of episodes to unravel all of his murders. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology
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64 min
April 21, 2019
Ep57 - The Golden State Killer 1 Year Later
It's hard to believe but it has been a year since the arrest of Joseph J. DeAngelo as the suspected EAR/GSK. I occurred during our long second season of Criminology when we took a deep dive into this case. In this episode, we talk about what has happened in the past year. But, we do so with the help of our friends, some of the people that made Season 2 so great through their interviews. You'll hear from Paul Holes and so many others, including several of the sister-survivors that have been so incredibly brave in telling their stories. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology
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93 min
April 14, 2019
Ep56 - Mark David Chapman
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr of the Beatles took the world by storm. They became one of the most popular and influential bands of all time. Nothing in Mark David Chapman's life seemed to work out like he wanted it to. He listened to the Beatles all the time. But Chapman's life was spiraling out of control in the late 1980s. He was obsessed with John Lennon of the Beatles and felt that killing Lennon would make him famous. Chapman displayed many signs of mental illness in the months leading up to the murder. On this episode of Criminology we discuss the Beatles, the life of John Lennon, the life of Mark Chapman and the murder that shocked and saddened the world. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology
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74 min
April 7, 2019
Ep55 - The Fish Head Beach Murders
In 2004, Jason Allen and Lindsay Cutshall were a free-spirited couple who had their whole lives ahead of them. They had so much in common. They came from very religious families and their religion played a huge part in their lives. They had both graduated from a bible college which is where they met. They loved life and were extremely adventurous, choosing to hike, camp and go white water rafting. Jason and LIndsay were set to marry but they were murdered before it took place. They were on one of their adventures up the coast of California when their bodies were found near Jennifer, Ca on a stretch known as fish head beach. There were suspects but their murders remained a mystery until 2017 when police held a press conference to announce they had arrested a suspect in the murders. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology
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57 min
March 31, 2019
Ep54 - The Pocatello Babysitter Murders
Between 1978 and 1983, four teenage girls disappeared from Pocatello, Idaho. All four were later found deceased. There were similarities between the victims aside from their ages and gender. They all attended the same school. All went missing during the summer months, and three of the girls were either babysitting or due to babysit at the time they disappeared. Was this the work of a serial killer or random acts of violence? Join Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford as they discuss the murders of Tina Anderson, Patricia Campbell, Linda Smith and Cindy Bringhurst. There have been a number of other murders around the Pocatello area, some that have received much attention, and those are discussed as well. You can help support the podcast by going to patreon.com/criminology
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66 min
March 24, 2019
Ep53 - The Cruel Writer
Three girls disappeared, each in a different year, in different states and under different circumstances. Deborah Ann Quimby vanished in 1977, Colleen Orsborn in 1984 and Alicia Markovich in 1987. There was nothing to connect the disappearances of the 3 girls. That was until an apparent connection was seen in an anonymous letter writer. In each case, someone had written at least one letter related to the disappearance of the girls. Some of the letters were sent to family members and some were sent to police. But it appeared as though all of the letters were written by the same person. Some of the letters contained very graphic descriptions of what happened to the girls. This case remains a mystery but the details need to be heard. There is someone out there that may know what happened to these 3 girls. Was the anonymous letter responsible for their disappearances or was this someone playing a sick game to torment the family and police? You can support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology
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59 min
March 17, 2019
Ep52 - The Maurin Murders
In 1985, 81-year-old Ed Maurin and his wife 83-year-old Minnie Maurin were shot to death in Washington State. Their murders shocked and saddened the small community where they lived. Residents were asking themselves who would want to kill this friendly and well-liked couple. The police began to investigate the murders but couldn't put anything concrete together. For almost 27 years, the murders of the Maurins went unsolved. But, in 2012, police got the break they needed to finally solve this haunting and baffling case. You can help the support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology
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55 min
March 10, 2019
Ep51 - The Amana Hatchet Murders
In 1980, Roger Atkison and Rose Burkert were brutally murdered inside an Amana Holiday Inn room in Williamsburg, Iowa. As the details emerged, police realized that Roger and Rose were hundreds of miles from their homes. Not only that but Roger was married and the meeting between Roger and Rose was a romantic tryst. This was a bizarre and baffling case from the very start and remains the same to this day. Police originally thought, based on the hotel room crime scene, that this was a crime of passion. But who knew that Roger and Rose were going to be at that hotel during that time? Were they killed by someone they knew or was this the work of a random killer? Episode correction: The phone# for Iowa County, IA Sheriff's department for anyone with tips or information about this case is (319)642-7307 You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology Sponsors: Betterhelp.com/criminology
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76 min
March 3, 2019
Ep50 - The Mary Morris Murders
On this 50th episode of Criminology we are talking about the Mary Morris murders. Two women, both named Mary Morris, were murdered in Houston, TX in 2000 just a few days apart. Their killers have never been caught. But this case has fueled speculation among the online sleuth community. Was this the act of a hitman who killed the wrong woman and then corrected his mistake days later? Or was this a coincidence and the perpetrators were closer to home? It is a bizarre and perplexing case for sure. But at the heart of it lies two generous, loving, and well-liked women who tragically lost their lives. In this episode, we hear from the daughter of one of these amazing women and she sheds some amazing insight into the case. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology
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56 min
February 24, 2019
Ep49 - Mississippi Burning
In the summer of 1964, three civil rights workers went missing in Mississippi. They were in the state working to help African Americans get registered to vote. Their station wagon was found burned and then their bodies were found after a 44 day search. The murders sparked a national outcry for justice and led to the first successful federal prosecution in a Mississippi civil rights case. There was a tremendous amount of media coverage on this case. The individuals responsible included members of the KKK as well as local law enforcement. But it wouldn't be easy to get convictions on all involved, and the fight for justice would take many years. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology Please help by supporting our sponsors: Watch the new drama Gone on WGN America Try Daily Harvest at daily-harvest.com/criminology Check out betterhelp.com/criminology
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65 min
February 17, 2019
Ep48 - The Delphi Murders
13-year-old Abby Williams and 14-year-old Libby German went missing on February 13, 2017. The two friends were out hiking and their families became worried when they didn't show to be picked up. After an extensive search their bodies were found the very next day. Police recovered evidence from Libby's cell phone and released an image and small snippet of audio that they believe to be the suspect. But so far, this person has not been identified and the case remains unsolved.
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68 min
February 10, 2019
Ep47 - Maura Murray Part2
In our part 2 episode on the disappearance of Maura Murray, we talk with Tim and Lance from The Missing Maura Murray podcast. They give us additional insight into the case using the information they have learned over their years of covering this case. There is also breaking news in the case that just came out this week that we'll talk about as well. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology Sponsors: Betterhelp.com/criminology Zola.com/criminology
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74 min
February 3, 2019
Ep46 - Maura Murray Part1
Maura Murray was a 21-year-old nursing student at the University of Massachusetts. On February 9th, 2004, she crashed her car on a secluded road in New Hampshire and has not been seen or heard from since. The events surrounding the night of her disappearance and the things that transpired in the days leading up to it have caused much speculation and a lot of rumors over the years. Was Maura Murray's life troubled to the point that she decided to end it? Did she run away to start her life over or did she meet with foul play that night on route 112 in New Hampshire? You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology Sponsors: BetterHelp - go to betterhelp.com/criminology to get 10% off your first month of online counseling
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52 min
January 27, 2019
Ep45 - Jayme Closs
On October 15, 2018, in Barron Wisconsin, the unthinkable happened. An armed intruder entered the home of James and Denise Closs. He murdered James and Denise and kidnapped their daughter, 13-year-old Jayme. The story made headlines around the world. Police led an all-out search for Jayme and the person that abducted her and killed her parents. But, they came up empty. On January 10, 2019, Jayme escaped from her captor, a man she identified as 21-year-old Jake Patterson. Police caught Patterson quickly and he told them the details of what happened in the proceeding three months, beginning with the murder of James and Denise. He also told them his motivations and how he became infatuated with Jayme Closs. The details will both shock and scare you.
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54 min
January 20, 2019
Ep44 - The Church Murders of Rev. Carol Daniels and Terri "Missy" Bevers
In this episode we're discussing the murders of Reverend Carol Daniels and Terri "Missy" Bevers. Daniels was brutally murdered inside the church where she preached each Sunday. Terri "Missy" Bevers, a fitness instructor, was murdered inside a church where she gave early morning fitness lessons. Both murderers were likely caught on tape. In the Bevers murder, the video surveillance shows someone dressed in all in black, in police SWAT type clothing. These are two senseless murders that have yet to be solved.
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50 min
November 29, 2018
Introducing Assassinations
In this commercial-free episode, catch a special preview of the new podcast, Assassinations from the Parcast Network. Included is part 1 of the JFK assassination.  Subscribe to Assassinations here  Find the Parcast Network here Support the show.
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37 min
July 27, 2017
S1 - Introduction
Introduction episode for a new true crime podcast called Criminology. Criminology delivers every detail of an infamous true crime case told over the span of 8-10 episodes. Mike Ferguson and Mike Moreford are the hosts of Criminology and will be bringing you all of the details season by season. Season one delivers the infamous case of the Zodiac who terrorized the Bay area of California and remains to this day one of the most famous unsolved cases in history. Subscribe to the podcast to ensure that you don't miss a single episode!Support the show.
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8 min
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