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August 12, 2019
On March 26, 2018 in the late afternoon, the California Highway Patrol was called out to a crash site on US highway 101 in the affluent Mendocino County, town of Westport, California. A hundred feet down a jagged cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean sat a 2003 GMC Yukon SUV registered to Jennifer Jean Hart, or Jen as she was called. Upon closer inspection, it was discovered the SUV held an entire family, but not just any family. This was a family affectionately known as “the Hart Tribe” by their friends and by their community. Writer:  Stephanie Moore CW: Suicide, Child Abuse, Racism
August 6, 2019
On March 26, 2018 in the late afternoon, the California Highway Patrol was called out to a crash site on US highway 101 in the affluent Mendocino County, town of Westport, California. A hundred feet down a jagged cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean sat a 2003 GMC Yukon SUV registered to Jennifer Jean Hart, or Jen as she was called. Upon closer inspection, it was discovered the SUV held an entire family, but not just any family. This was a family affectionately known as “the Hart Tribe” by their friends and by their community. Writer:  Stephanie Moore CW: Suicide, Child Abuse, Child Death, Racism
July 24, 2019
Listener, as you’ll hear, the facts of today’s story and the events that unfolded just prior to Memorial Day Weekend in 1997, show what happens when the paths of strangers collide in such a way that not everyone necessarily emerges from a fateful chance encounter alive... Writer: Gemma Harris Sources: www.obscuracrimepodcast.com/s2e04r  Support our sponsors: http://withcove.com/obscura For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 10, 2019
The conclusion of our two part series on the murders of Joann and Alex Katrinak. We hope you behaved and stayed off Wikipedia. Writer: Stephanie Moore CW: Child Death  Support our sponsors: www.nativedeodorant.com  Promo Code: OBSCURA For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 26, 2019
In December 1994, Andrew Katrinak arrives home to an empty house. At 10:40 p.m. he calls 911 to report his family missing. So begins a case that features a missing wife, a missing baby, and the husband who gave news interviews repeatedly asking for the return of his wife and son.   Writer:  Stephanie Moore CW: Child Death For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 12, 2019
Today’s story is not that of a romance per se, but about another special kind of relationship. The type of relationship some of us are lucky enough to have in our lives at least once - it’s the story of best friends. It’s also a story about testing the bounds of friendship. How far would you go for a friend? At what price? What would you do when the world is conspiring against your unique and inexplicable bond? Pauline Parker, Juliet Hulme, and he murder of Honora Parker. Writer: Gemma Harris  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/obscuracrimepodcast Support our advertisers: https://www.simplecontacts.com/obscura20 https://molekule.com + Use checkout code: Obscura Sources: BOOKS Graham, P. (2011). So Brilliantly Clever. Awa Press. ARTICLES  The Press, 20 Sep 1994. ‘Hulme describes teenage plot to kill friends mother’. Press Weekend, 6 Aug 1994. ‘Solved: Hulme’s greatest secret’. Press Weekend, 5 Oct 1991. ‘Murder without remorse’.  Star-Sun, 2 Sep 1954. ‘Girl murderers’ sentence - decision on place of detention’.  Star-Sun, 1 Sep 1954. ‘Girl murderers sentence’.  Star-Sun, 31 Aug 1954. ‘Detention of murderesses is problem’.  Star-Sun, 30 Aug 1954. ‘Ministers to decide future of murderesses’ and ‘Teenagers sentenced to detention for murder’. The Press, 30 Aug 1954, ‘Girls guilty of murder’.  Star-Sun, 28 Aug 1954. ‘Closing stages of teenagers’ murder trial’ and ‘Murder trial: Symptoms enumerated’. The Press, 28 Aug 1954. ‘Murder charge. Hearing of evidence completed. Addresses to jury today’. Star-Sun, 27 Aug 1954. ‘Crown rebuts opinions about girls’ insanity’ and ‘Murder trial’. Star-Sun, 24 Aug 1954. ‘Murder trial - Mother cross-examined’ and ‘Supreme Court Trial - Witnesses tell of finding body’. Star-Sun, 23 Aug 1954. ‘Two teenagers face charge of killing woman’, ‘Discovery of body described’, ‘Court told about families’,‘Called to Park’, and ‘Had operations’.  Clarkson, N. 17 June 1989. ‘Separation threat trigger for a brick attack’, The Press.  WEBSITES  http://www.adamabrams.com/hc/faq2/Section_7/7.2.html  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker%E2%80%93Hulme_murder_case  https://web.archive.org/web/20070901015408/http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/famous/parker_hulme/index.html https://nzhistory.govt.nz/people/pauline-parker  https://nzhistory.govt.nz/heavenly-creatures-pauline-parker-and-juliet-hulme-are-found-guilty-of-murder https://web.archive.org/web/20071019040936/http://www.anneperry.net/3.html  https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10371147  https://web.archive.org/web/20060721114131/http://www.domusaurea.org/borovnia/hilary.html https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10092/1938/thesis_fulltext.pdf;jsessionid=394241F76ECC03AB3A6A7D02B0538A34?sequence=1 http://www.pridenz.com/queer_history_parker_hulme_murder.html  http://www.crime.co.nz/c-files.aspx?ID=18  https://www.ilamhomestead.co.nz/home  https://teara.govt.nz/en/1966/trials-notable/page-17  http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Heritage/Digitised/ParkerHulme/Page24.asp  PODCASTS One More Crime, The Case of Pauline Parker & Juliet Hulme. 25 Feb 2018. Crimelines, Parker Hulme Murder. 15 Jan 2018. Nothing Rhymes With Murder, The Parker-Hulme Case. 13 Sep 2017. Ladykillers, Parker - Hulme Murder. 18 Mar 2017. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 22, 2019
Nannie Doss is a rare type of serial killer. Her past combined with seemingly innocent appearance make it somewhat easier to ask a tough question about serial killers and mass murderers. Is it possible that there are forces beyond their control causing them to commit the heinous act, for which they ultimately become famous? Writer: Josh Lami CW: Children, Sexual Abuse For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 2, 2019
For the one year anniversary of Obscura we're returning to our first episode and doing the case justice this time. As an added bonus we're including Black Label 06 - Crush for free. For the sake of not getting kicked off iTunes, this is the censored version of Black Label 06... but it still has teeth. If you'd like to access the full version you can get access on Patreon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 25, 2019
Writer: Heather Sutfin The story of a mother, the abuse she inflicted on her family, a body found burning, and another found decaying in a box. TW: Child abuse, extreme physical violence, sexual violence For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 18, 2019
This is the case a senior Indianapolis investigator has described as the "most sadistic" case he ever investigated in the 35 years he served with the Indianapolis police. This is the story of Sylvia Likens and The Skeleton Lady. TW: Child Abuse, Extreme Violence, Sexual Abuse Writer: Josh Lami For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 11, 2019
TW: Self-harm, Child-harm At twenty-three years old, Steinke was seemed to be adept at very little and was the antithesis of ‘cool’ to just about everyone who knew him. Steinke suffered physical and emotional abuse for most of his life. He dropped out of high school as a teenager, and at the time he murdered the Richardson family, was living in a trailer park with his mother. An unequivocal victim of circumstance, Steinke was dealt a bad hand from the get-go. Was it a pass to commit murder? Of course not. Is there any such pass? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 28, 2019
While not owned by the university directly, since being founded in 1953, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System has had close ties to the University of Michigan, becoming part of the pipeline where many medical students would find themselves receiving hands-on experience caring for the men and women who had severed in the armed forces. It was likely the inexperience of many of the doctors and nurses on staff within the hospital, compounded with the poor health of many of the patients the hospital oversaw, that allowed an abnormally high influx of respiratory arrests and failures to go initially unnoticed in the summer of 1975. By the time the FBI became involved, over 35 patients had been afflicted and 10 had died as a result of mysterious poisonings. Sources: See Website For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 21, 2019
Little Hell was eventually demolished, and up from the soil of that community, grew a public housing project known as Cabrini-Green. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 14, 2019
The meditative and unapologetic first part of a deep dive into the history of the notoriously violent project complex. In this first part we lay the foundation while still giving you feel for what's to come. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 23, 2019
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February 21, 2019
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February 13, 2019
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February 6, 2019
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January 24, 2019
This is a story involving different perspectives of every parent's worst nightmare. It's also the story of how one fly on the wall perceived that nightmare. Worst of all it's a love story, but not the heartwarming kind. It's about the darker side of love that people often avoid discussing. Sources: See Website For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 17, 2019
William Melchert-Dinkel wasn't a member of the Lonely Hearts Club, desperately hoping he could find the right partner if only he could convince someone that he would be worth loving. Nor was he a career criminal hoping to get something for nothing. William set out in hopes of finding someone in pain, someone looking for a friend, and someone he could exploit for his own sadistic pleasure. Through William's predatory behavior we take a hard look at a new breed of predator. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 10, 2019
Blood draining and avulsion are just two elements that make up the story of what's been called the most horrific murder in Hollywood history. Listen and learn why Blake Leibel has earned the nickname "West Hollywood Vampire". For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 3, 2019
This story isn't about Bill Cosby, or at least, it's not about the Bill Cosby we know now. This story is about his son, Ennis, and the Bill Cosby our hearts bled for when we learned that he had experienced something that most parents fear more than anything – the loss of a child. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 21, 2018
Black Label 02 is now released for Patreon subscribers only. Extreme content warning. Grab the $3 price point while you still can. Only 9 slots left. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/obscuracrimepodcast Intro music by The Body. Check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebodyband/# For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 18, 2018
For today’s show we cover a lot of ground. I figure I can only tell the story of Zach and Addie once…so…I better do the story justice. To finish out the year on the main feed, I’ve chosen to go out with a bang. Get comfortable. Because you’re about to hear about one of what I consider to be one of the most interesting true crime stories. A long with the intertwining history surrounding the tragedy that created a tangled web of misery and devastation. Now, let’s get on with it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 13, 2018
The murder of Brandon Teena thrust the trans community into the forefront of public discussion. Before the early 1990s, transgender people were a silent minority within society. When the case we'll be discussing had originally received national coverage, the disregard of preferred pronouns and dead naming were not considered offensive and some of the audio clips, legal transcripts, and direct quotes used in creating this episode may reflect that. This episode will also include unedited audio of a police interview with a rape victim, which may be too distressing for some of our listeners. You've been warned. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 29, 2018
Today we discuss person so disgusting he triggered my gag response. This is a first for the show. This episode skated on the edge of becoming a black label episode. There’s audio from a clip I’m going to play for you later… that made it difficult to eat dinner the evening after watching it. It’s tough to decide exactly how to tell the story of Nick Stoutzenberger. The story is a horrifying one and a complex one at that. Many of the chapters of this story feature video documentation that’s hard to place in specific moments. So, I think the philosophy going forward in telling this story will be comparable to peeling a rotting onion. Let’s peel away the less offensive bits until we get to the rotten core of the story. If you think the early part of this story is too vanilla, or dull, well… just you wait. This is an episode that will have a slow incline right into the mouth of madness. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 27, 2018
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November 22, 2018
The man we cover today is a putrid and hateful person. He’s a man who simultaneously complained about his loneliness but somehow, in his mind, positioned himself above those who succeeded where he failed many times over. Under this delusion, his life ultimately spiraled and the actions he would go on to take made him feel justified. In short, he was a person who was incapable of taking responsibility for his actions until the bitter end. In this episode of Obscura: A True Crime Podcast we cover Scott Beierle. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 8, 2018
In this week's episode of Obscura: A True Crime Podcast we shine a light on Mark Foster, Brent Thompson, and Greg Friesner. What does Santeria and the white Anglo-Saxon owner of a large tech company have in common? Take a seat by the fire. It's going to get dark... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 1, 2018
In this week's episode we shine a light on John Preston Rooks, Esteis Liberis, and Latarsha Sanders. All three killers who were influenced by Voodoo. Note: Voodoo and its branches are misunderstood and still practiced to this day. Obscura: A True Crime Podcast respects your right to practices any religion. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 24, 2018
In Martha Moxley's Greenwich, Connecticut neighborhood, they called the night before Halloween Mischief Night. It would be that night in 1975 that 15-year-old Martha Moxley would take her final breath and with it would begin a 43-year-long battle to bring her killer to justice. Writer: Heather Sutfin For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 18, 2018
Buried beneath a blanket of fog that seeps into a canopy of redwood and sequoia trees sits California's Humboldt County. Humboldt is a county that likes keeping its secrets close to the vest. Anyone who gets too close to finding out just what those secrets are is libel to be swallowed up whole, leaving nothing behind except another face on a flier. In this episode of Obscura: A True Crime podcast we cover the dark histories that surround the county. Including Murder Mountain, the Emerald Triangle, Michael Bear Carson and Suzan Carson, Wayne Adam Ford, and more. Writer: Heather Sutfin For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 11, 2018
In today’s story we take a different approach. We’ve covered a multitude of killers. Some so awful they fill me with spite just recalling their name. But what if sleep were the killer… or the lack thereof? Insomnia? Could you literally be dying for sleep? Make sure that thermostat is low and envelop yourself in your favorite blanket. Today on Obscura we’re covering Fatal Insomnia. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 4, 2018
Sitting in a lot, surrounded by grass is an unassuming mobile home. But this home holds a secret. A tragedy. one that’s on equal footing with the Ronald DeFeo Jr. killings in Amityville. This week on Obscura: A True Crime Podcast we’re covering Bryan Eugene Sweatt. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 27, 2018
This week on Obscura: A True Crime Podcast we cover the manhunt of Michael Dale Vance Jr. Recently, many listeners have requested a clip-based episode. You asked. We listened. Writer: Heather Sutfin For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 20, 2018
The story of Sharon Lopatka. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 13, 2018
Today on Obscura we’re covering Trey Eric Sesler because back in 2012.... Mr. Anime was planning something. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 16, 2018
Despite all of its potential tourist activities, 26-year-old New Zealand tourist, Warriena Wright, found herself seeking companionship instead. Tinder was her app of choice. It wasn’t long after swiping through photos and profiles the app when she found what she was looking for: Gable Tostee. The case we’re covering today dives into the world of Tinder dating, the murky world of hook up culture that surrounds tinder, and a case that is less cut and dried than usual. There are a lot of twists and turns and those in the true crime community have taken strong stances on both sides. I’d be interested to hear the consensus of my listeners. Feel free to reach out. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 9, 2018
In this episode of Obscura we cover Jerad and Amanda Miller. Two people who were hell bent on dying for a cause and willing to use fake news to do so. Writer: Heather Sutfin For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 2, 2018
In this episode we move on from Steven and cover his brother. Cary Stayner would not go on to be the net positive for society that his brother did. He would not pass on and have a funeral with 500 guests without a dry eye in the place. If Steven’s life was like a branch that grew beautifully, sprouting full but stopping short, then Cary’s branch grew long and trunk like. Twisting and disfigured. His legacy casts a shadow over Yosemite National forest. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 26, 2018
For this two-part series, consider me your tour guide, as I’ll be guiding you through the wide range of wilderness that is Yosemite, the history and background of a sadistic killer, and, as always, we’ll take a moment to celebrate the lives of the victims. Writer: Aaron Arlotti For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 19, 2018
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July 12, 2018
In this episode we’ll cover the plan in action. Once hailed as the crime of the century, this is the story of Leopold and Loeb, as well as their victim Bobby Franks. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 5, 2018
Welcome listener. I have a special two-part series in store for you. For this episode we cover the players. Those involved. It’s an older story, with it’s murder taking place in 1924. At the time it was called The Crime of the Century, with a trial the likes the world had never seen; it was a full-blown media spectacle. This is the story of the “perfect crime” of the unfortunate victim caught up in a senseless scheme. This is the story of Leopold and Loeb.    For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 28, 2018
A collection of sleep related true crime. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 21, 2018
Shawn Grate - American Serial Killer For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 29, 2018
Obscura: A True Crime Podcast is a podcast about shining a spotlight on the darker things in life. It's a podcast that takes a narrative approach to covering true stories. We cover murders, mysteries, missing persons, and more. We cover terrible acts in unflinching detail. Listener discretion is advised. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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