Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories Podcast

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.

Only on Spotify! FAMOUS FATES, A Parcast Limited Series!
Discover the stories of incredible people whose grandiose lives were matched only by their shocking demise in Parcast’s new limited series, FAMOUS FATES. With 5 episodes released every Wednesday, each group will center around a common theme, such as Hollywood Icons, Influential Women, Music Legends, and more.  Check out this exclusive clip chronicling the impact of larger-than-life Hollywood icon, John Candy. To finish this episode, subscribe to FAMOUS FATES, free and only on Spotify....

E176: “The Death of The Big Bear” Pt. 1: Sonny Liston
Former heavyweight champion Sonny Liston had a drive and motivation that was infectious. So when Geraldine Liston hadn’t heard from her husband for a few days, she didn’t think much of it. Then she returned home from a trip and found him at the foot of their bed...dead....

E175: “Elliott Speer” Pt. 2
In 1934, Elliott Speer was shot on the Mount Hermon School for Boys campus—a murder eerily similar to the plot of a novel found in his study. The case only became stranger when the school's dean tried to claim the headmaster position with a pair of suspicious letters from the deceased man....


E174: “Elliott Speer” Pt. 1
On September 14th, 1934, headmaster Elliott Speer was shot through the window of his study at the Mount Hermon School for Boys campus. Police had few clues to go on until a detective novel in Speer’s office was found that described an almost identical murder....

E174: “Elliott Speer” Pt. 1
On September 14th, 1934, headmaster Elliott Speer was shot through the window of his study at the Mount Hermon School for Boys campus. Police had few clues to go on until a detective novel in Speer’s office was found that described an almost identical murder....

Listen First! SPORTS CRIMINALS, A Parcast Original Series!
They’re sport’s greatest heroes… displaying superhuman-like abilities to overcome intense pressure. But when it comes to the downfalls of fame, money, and ego—they’re far more human than super. Every Thursday, Parcast’s original series SPORTS CRIMINALS keeps score on the darker side of sports. Each episode chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of some of sport’s biggest names. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first of two captivating episodes on disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. To finish this episo...


E173: “The 4 Euston Square Mystery” Pt. 2
The body found in the coal cellar of London’s 4 Euston Square is identified as Matilda Hacker; an eccentric woman with an unusual past. The 1879 investigation into her death, however, reveals information that proves Hacker wasn’t the only one who had dark secrets....

E173: “The 4 Euston Square Mystery” Pt. 2
The body found in the coal cellar of London’s 4 Euston Square is identified as Matilda Hacker; an eccentric woman with an unusual past. The 1879 investigation into her death, however, reveals information that proves Hacker wasn’t the only one who had dark secrets....

Listen First! DOG TALES, A Parcast Original Series!
They’re four-legged, full of love and often times more like family than their nickname suggests. Parcast’s endearing original series, DOG TALES, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Every Monday, embark on a new journey of courage, service and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Buddy the German Shepherd—America’s first seeing-eye guide dog. To finish this episode, subscribe to...


Listen First! DOG TALES, A Parcast Original Series!
They’re four-legged, full of love and often times more like family than their nickname suggests. Parcast’s endearing original series, DOG TALES, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Every Monday, embark on a new journey of courage, service and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Buddy the German Shepherd—America’s first seeing-eye guide dog. To finish this episode, subscribe to...

E172: “The 4 Euston Square Mystery” Pt. 1
On May 9, 1879, a body is found in the coal cellar of a boarding house at 4 Euston Square in London. The investigation into the body's identity takes detectives on a long, twisted journey into the dark underbelly of the victim’s former life....

E172: “The 4 Euston Square Mystery” Pt. 1
On May 9, 1879, a body is found in the coal cellar of a boarding house at 4 Euston Square in London. The investigation into the body's identity takes detectives on a long, twisted journey into the dark underbelly of the victim’s former life....


Par for the Crime: POLITICAL SCANDALS, A Parcast Original Series!
Every Tuesday leading up to the 2020 election, POLITICAL SCANDALS counts down the 52 most controversial events in American history—uncovering the crimes and deceptions by some of our most infamous elected officials. And now you can hear a special clip from the first episode on the cutthroat circumstances surrounding the election of 1800. To finish this episode, subscribe to POLITICAL SCANDALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!...


Listen First! VILLAINS, A Parcast Original Series!
Bad guys. Black hats. Evildoers. They are the bane of every hero’s existence…and the subject of Parcast’s dastardly new original series, VILLAINS. Every Friday, VILLAINS dissects the greatest foils from history and fiction—uncovering origins, analyzing impacts, and exploring the complexity of character and motive.  In this clip, we explore the creation of an iconic, modern-day psychopath of the silver screen—Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. To finish this episode, subscribe to VILLAINS free on Sp...

Listen First! VILLAINS, A Parcast Original Series!
Bad guys. Black hats. Evildoers. They are the bane of every hero’s existence…and the subject of Parcast’s dastardly new original series, VILLAINS. Every Friday, VILLAINS dissects the greatest foils from history and fiction—uncovering origins, analyzing impacts, and exploring the complexity of character and motive.  In this clip, we explore the creation of an iconic, modern-day psychopath of the silver screen—Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. To finish this episode, subscribe to VILLAINS free on Sp...


E168: “A Murder in Ontario” Pt. 1: Lynne Harper
A twelve-year-old girl whose murder in 1959 forever changed a small town in Ontario, Canada. Uncover the devastating timeline of Lynne’s horrifying murder, the discovery of her body, and the emotional trial that followed....

E168: “A Murder in Ontario” Pt. 1: Lynne Harper
A twelve-year-old girl whose murder in 1959 forever changed a small town in Ontario, Canada. Uncover the devastating timeline of Lynne’s horrifying murder, the discovery of her body, and the emotional trial that followed....


Introducing: HOROSCOPE TODAY, A New Parcast Original!
Ever wonder how the stars correlate with our emotional blueprint? Gain insight in just three minutes with daily episodes that will help you navigate your day. Twelve signs, twelve podcasts. Delivering your destiny, daily. Find your daily briefing by searching the name of your sign, followed by “today,” or by visiting parcast.com/signs....


E166: “Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?” Pt. 2
Two years after the unidentified skeleton known as Bella was found in a hollow tree in Hagley Wood, a second bizarre murder struck the West Midlands. On February 14th, 1945, a 74-year-old Farmhand named Charles Walton was brutally slain in the nearby village of Lower Quinton. Scotland Yard deployed master detective Robert Fabian to lead the investigation. But what he hoped would be an open-and-shut case soon revealed itself to be an impenetrable web, made only murkier by centuries of superstition. From the ...

All Unsolved Murders Episodes Now Available!
Thank you for being a loyal listener! We’re excited to announce all Parcast Network episodes older than 6 months are now available for free on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts....


E165: “Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?”
On April 14th, 1943, four boys discovered the skeleton of a woman in a hollow tree while exploring the woods near Hagley, England. Investigators threw themselves into the task of identifying the body, but after months of searching, were no closer to giving her a name. With England caught in the midst of World War II, it seemed like she was destined to be forgotten... until mysterious messages began cropping up around the Black Country, taunting the investigators with a cryptic question: who put Bella in the...

E165: “Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?”
On April 14th, 1943, four boys discovered the skeleton of a woman in a hollow tree while exploring the woods near Hagley, England. Investigators threw themselves into the task of identifying the body, but after months of searching, were no closer to giving her a name. With England caught in the midst of World War II, it seemed like she was destined to be forgotten... until mysterious messages began cropping up around the Black Country, taunting the investigators with a cryptic question: who put Bella in the...

All Unsolved Murders Episodes Now Available!
Thank you for being a loyal listener! We’re excited to announce all Parcast Network episodes older than 6 months are now available for free on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts....


E164: The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre Pt. 2
On February 14th, 1929, seven men were gunned down in a garage on the North Side of Chicago. The city had never seen a crime that violent, and police raced to catch the perpetrators. The case would officially go unsolved, but some investigations seem to have found the killers decades after the massacre....

Introducing: SPORTS CRIMINALS, Carter's new podcast!
In our new show SPORTS CRIMINALS, we break down the crimes and careers of the most controversial sports figures in history. From kidnapping and murder to widespread corruption scandals, we give you the play by play of what lurks in the shadows of the sports world. New episodes come out every Thursday!  In this clip we introduce the incredible rise and precipitous fall of Oscar Pistorius, who captured the attention of the world by participating in the 2012 Olympic games as a double-leg amputee. To finish thi...

E163: The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre
On February 14th, 1929, Chicago was shocked by the most violent crime the city had ever seen, when 7 gang affiliated men were gunned down simultaneously. The attack was the culmination of a gang war that had lasted for 9 years, and had a marked effect on organized crime in the city for years afterwards....


E163: The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre
On February 14th, 1929, Chicago was shocked by the most violent crime the city had ever seen, when 7 gang affiliated men were gunned down simultaneously. The attack was the culmination of a gang war that had lasted for 9 years, and had a marked effect on organized crime in the city for years afterwards....

Introducing: NATURAL DISASTERS, a new Parcast Original!
Humans are the most adaptable species on the planet. We endure fierce blizzards, build communities in the blistering heat of the Sahara, erect societies on mountains. Our new podcast, NATURAL DISASTERS reminds us Mother Nature is ultimately always in control.In this clip, we take you through the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, a massive volcanic event that took both native Indonesian peoples and Dutch colonists by surprise. Subscribe to NATURAL DISASTERS to listen to the rest of this episode!...

E162: “Ritual Sacrifice” Pt. 2 - Jeannette DePalma
The Springfield, New Jersey police were never able to attach any likely suspects to Jeannette DePalma's 1972 murder. But thirty years later, her case resurfaced. And everyone in Springfield had something to say about it. They pointed to plenty of suspects the police never considered and sinister connections between Jeannette's death and several other brutal New Jersey murders....


E162: “Ritual Sacrifice” Pt. 2 - Jeannette DePalma
The Springfield, New Jersey police were never able to attach any likely suspects to Jeannette DePalma's 1972 murder. But thirty years later, her case resurfaced. And everyone in Springfield had something to say about it. They pointed to plenty of suspects the police never considered and sinister connections between Jeannette's death and several other brutal New Jersey murders....

E161: “Ritual Sacrifice” - Jeannette DePalma
16-year-old Jeannette DePalma disappeared one August afternoon in 1972 in the quiet suburb of Springfield, New Jersey. Six weeks later, her body was found decaying on a wooded bluff. It was surrounded by what some investigators thought were satanic symbols. But as the story of ritual sacrifice took off in newspapers around the tristate area, investigators failed to make headway on the strange case.  Parcasters - Which UFO sighting kicked off the alien craze? It wasn’t Roswell! Subscribe to Extraterrestrial ...

E160: “The Gatton Tragedy” Pt. 2 - Australia’s Murphy Family Murders
In the early months of 1899, Richard Burgess was arrested for the murder of three members of the Murphy family in Gatton, Australia. But the investigation had been plagued by oversights from the beginning. Was an innocent man taking the fall for the true culprit? Sponsors! Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code UNSOLVED during checkout!...


Introducing: TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, a new Parcast Original!
Crime never takes a day off, and neither do we. In our new podcast, TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date years ago.In this clip, we look back at August 19th, 1970, when John Norman Collins was convicted of the murder of 21-year-old Karen Sue Beineman. Subscribe to TODAY IN TRUE CRIME for a new story every day!...

E159: “The Gatton Tragedy” - Australia’s Murphy Family Murders
On the day after Christmas, 1898, three siblings were murdered in the town of Gatton, Australia. But no one could imagine anyone wanting to hurt any members of the upstanding Murphy family. So could the crime have been committed by an outsider, or was there a darker side to the family hidden under their veneer of respectability? Sponsors! Embrace Pet Insurance - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code UNSOLVED during checkout!...

E158: “La Dolce Vita” Pt. 2 - Wilma Montesi
In October of 1953, a young Roman actress claimed that Wilma Montesi had died after attending a drug-fueled orgy at an exclusive Capocotta estate. A short time later, another woman came forward to substantiate the claims. Their accusations launched a massive political scandal and investigation that unveiled crime and corruption by members of the Roman elite. Parcasters - On today's episode of Mythology, we take on the legendary Odyssey, bringing the incredible journey to life! Subscribe to MYTHOLOGY today t...


Introducing: CON ARTISTS, a new Parcast Original!
From counterfeit goods, to fake love interests, and even major financial fraud, you will find it all in our new show. In this Parcast Original, we examine the swindlers behind the scam, and the victims manipulated by their deceit. In CON ARTISTS you will learn about the art of the hustle, and the ways you can spot a con. In this clip, we explore the massive Ponzi scheme orchestrated by fraudster Bernie Madoff. Subscribe to CON ARTISTS on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast to listen to the rest of thi...

E157: “La Dolce Vita” - Wilma Montesi
In April of 1953, the body of a young woman washed up on a remote, private beach outside of Rome. Her shoes, skirt, stockings, and garter belt were missing. She was identified as Wilma Montesi, the 21-year-old daughter of a carpenter who lived with her family in a flat in the city.  Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we move on from Hollywood and start our exploration of the music industry. Our first episode details the myth of the 27 Club, you won't want to miss it! Subscribe to The Dark Side Of o...

E156: “Jane Doe #59” - Unsolved Manson Family Murder?
In late 1969, the body of a girl who had been stabbed to death was found in a tree just off Mulholland Drive, in Los Angeles, California. The body was unidentifiable, and was thus dubbed "Jane Doe #59." The investigation had no leads to investigate until decades later, when a sheer coincidence would bring the infamous Manson Family into the fold. Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts...


E155: “Muckraker Murdered” Pt. 2 - Walter Liggett
In 1936, Walter Liggett was shot to death outside his home. His wife Edith is certain she knows who the gunman is, and why he killed him. Despite this, she is skeptical about her own chances of winning the trial.  Sponsors! Gabi - Take 2 minutes and see if you can save up to $865 when you go to Gabi.com/UNSOLVED. Grove Collaborative - Go to Grove.co/UNSOLVED to get a FREE 5-piece Spring Cleaning Set from Mrs. Meyer’s and Grove — a $30 value!...

E154: “Muckraker Murdered” - Walter Liggett
On December 9th, 1935, Walter Liggett pulled up to his house in Minneapolis with his wife and daughter in the car. As soon as he stepped out, he was cut down in a hail of bullets from a passing car. A number of infamous gangsters and politicians were named as potential suspects, but no one has ever been charged for the death of this radical journalist. Sponsors! Zola - To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to Zola.com/UNSOLVED...

E153: “Lynching Leo Frank” Pt. 2 - Mary Phagan
In the summer of 1913, Jewish Superintendent Leo M. Frank was tried for the murder of Mary Phagan. The explosive trial and its controversial verdict sparked a fierce battle between the superintendent’s supporters and detractors, with one side raising accusations of anti-Semitism and the other rallying against Northern intervention.  Parcasters - Was Leo Frank guilty or innocent? If you’re enjoying following the case as it develops in Unsolved Murders, you’ll love our other podcast Not Guilty, where we cover...


E152: “Lynching Leo Frank” - Mary Phagan
On April 26th, 1913, Mary Phagan, 13, was strangled to death in the basement of the National Pencil Company factory in Atlanta. The police quickly came to suspect Leo M. Frank, the Jewish Superintendent, but their case against him became more complicated when the factory sweeper Jim Conley admitted to writing a pair of bizarre notes found by the body. Parcasters - Tony Alamo was a conman who built an empire, but how did he do it? Find out this week on Cults! Available on Spotify or wherever you listen to po...

E151: “Ballots and Bullets” Pt. 2 - John Clayton
When Republican politician John M. Clayton was assassinated in 1889, many suspected that he was killed by the same people who had conspired to keep him from winning the election. However, knowing the identity of an assassin and proving that assassin's guilt would prove to be two drastically different things. 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! Gabi - Take two minut...

E150: “Ballots and Bullets” - John Clayton
In 1888, the state of Arkansas was rampant with corruption and ballot tampering. So when state representative, John M. Clayton, lost his bid for Congress, he challenged the results and put his life in danger.  Sponsors! Best Fiends - Download FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends!...


E149: “Adam” Pt. 2 - Adam John Walsh
On August 10th, 1981, a six-year-old boy’s severed head was discovered in a drainage canal in Hollywood, Florida. The investigation would turn up one very likely suspect, but complications would halt any progress made in the investigation for years after Adam Walsh’s death.  Sponsors! The Farmer’s Dog - Get 50% off your two week trial of fresh, healthy food at TheFarmersDog.com/UNSOLVED. Plus, you get FREE shipping!...

E148: “Adam” - Adam John Walsh
On July 27th, 1981, a six-year-old boy named Adam Walsh was abducted from a Sears department store in Hollywood, Florida. The resulting investigation into Adam’s disappearance would feature one of the largest search parties ever organized, but it would only end in tragedy. Sponsors! Best Fiends - Don’t miss out on the must-play game of the year! Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends!...

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 ...


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 ...

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 t...

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 t...


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 parca...

Not Guilty, a new Parcast podcast!
In this new podcast, we dive into cases resulting in acquittal or exoneration, examining the crimes, trials, and verdicts that make us ask the question: what defines guilt? If you enjoy true crime, courtroom drama, and high stakes storytelling, you won’t want to miss an episode of NOT GUILTY. Subscribe today on Spotify, or wherever you get your shows!In this clip we introduce the unsolved murder of Bonnie Lee Bakley, and the suspicious actions of her husband, actor Robert Blake....

E143: "Sunken Starlet" - Natalie Wood
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!...


E142: “Scottish Nightingale” Pt. 2 - Janet Smith
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!...

ESPIONAGE, Carter's new podcast!
Hi Unsolved Murders fans! If you love political intrigue, history, and clandestine operations, you're going to love our new podcast, ESPIONAGE. In this clip, Carter introduces the story of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, American citizens who spied on behalf of the Soviet Union, giving them access to technology that would alter the balance of the Cold War. To hear the rest of this episode, subscribe to ESPIONAGE on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Thank you for all of your support!...

E141: “Scottish Nightingale” - Janet Smith
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....


E140: “Still Searching” - Michaela Joy Garecht
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 p...

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!...


E137: “Film Fatale” - Sophie Toscan du Plantier
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...

E136: “Vile Business, Clumsily Done” Pt. 2 - Françoise, Duchess de Choiseul-Praslin
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...

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 you...


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 n...

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/as...

Harold Nokes Pt. 1 - Crimes of Passion, a new Parcast podcast!
They say there is a thin line between love and hate… in this podcast, we’re going to find out exactly how thin it is, by exploring the most incredible stories of murderous spouses, criminal couples, love triangles gone wrong, and so much more! Listen to the rest of Episode 1 on Edwin and Wilma Hoyt NOW! By searching for CRIMES OF PASSION and subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts, thank you!...


E133: “Silk Pajama Strangling” - Serge Rubinstein
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.c...

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...

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...

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 sh...


MIND’S EYE, Parcast’s First Psychological Thriller!
We have a holiday gift for you… Parcast’s first fictional crime show AD-FREE! In Mind’s Eye, a serial killer is back and homicide detective Kate McClay fights against psychology, unsolved crimes, and even her own family... The scariest monsters are those hiding inside our own minds. Continue the story of Mind’s Eye NOW by listening to the next episode - “Lost Forever.” Search and subscribe to MIND’S EYE anywhere you listen to podcasts, or at Parcast.com/mindseye.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap...

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 Hea...

E126: “West Point Wanderer” - Richard Colvin Cox
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 fi...

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...

E123: “Hitler’s Psychic” Pt. 2 - Erik Jan Hanussen
The famous clairvoyant, who was even Hitler’s personal psychic, made vast predictions in the 1920s before he was mysteriously murdered. The dismissive attitude shown towards Hanussen’s murder might have been because of the discovery that he was of Jewish descent. Hanussen never received a formal investigation, but the list of possible suspects is long.   Sponsors!  Care/of - Get 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins at TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code UNSOLVED. Living Proof - Go to Li...


JFK Pt.1 – Assassinations, A new Parcast Podcast!
Hi Unsolved Murders fans! We hope you enjoy this AD FREE sneak peak of our new podcast, Assassinations, where we examine history’s most dramatic deaths. If you enjoy this episode and want to listen to part two right now, subscribe to ASSASSINATIONS wherever you listen to podcasts!"Loner. Drop out. Marine. Defector. Husband. Father. Lee Harvey Oswald was all of these things, but on November 22 1963, he came to only be known as the man who killed President John F. Kennedy."...

E122: “Hitler’s Psychic” - Erik Jan Hanussen
The Clairvoyant who rose to fame and fortune in 1920’s Berlin, and was even close with Hitler, is found in the middle of the woods riddled with bullets and scavenged by wild animals. Erik Jan Hanussen was last seen being driven off by members of the Sturmabteilung, the Nazi party’s paramilitary organization.  Sponsors! Caffé Monster - Now available in Mocha, Vanilla, and Salted Caramel. Caffé Monster: Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy! FabFitFun - Go to FabFitFun.com to sign-up and use promo code UNSOLVED t...

E121: Arnold Rothstein Pt. 2
Who is responsible for killing one of the most powerful kingpins in New York City? The Unsolved Murders and Kingpins crossover special from Parcast examines Rothstein’s mafia ties and gambling scams. One of these scams would go on to be the 1919’s World Series.   Sponsors! Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore out now, only on Prime Video. Caffé Monster - Available in Mocha, Vanilla, and Salted Caramel. Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy!...


E120: Arnold Rothstein
How did one of New York’s most notorious gamblers lose his final hand? This Kingpin's rise to power in the mob scene is just as intense as his fall. To help us solve the case, we enlisted the hosts of Parcast's other Podcast Kingpins for some expert advice!  We're excited to present this special crossover episode with hosts of KINGPINS (a Parcast Podcast). If you are interested in other Kingpin or Queenpin stories search KINGPINS where ever you listen to podcasts and subscribe! Sponsors! Amazon Prime - Seas...

E119: “The Masked Marvel Murder” - David Bacon
Actor David Bacon was driving erratically down the road looking for help, a knife was plunged into his back and pierced his lung. He didn’t have long. He crashes into the curb and climbs out of the car as onlookers approach. Before he is able to tell them what happened… he dies. Subscribe now to our new podcast HOSTAGE, featuring the riveting story of Patty Hearst's abduction by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Sponsors! Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore October 19, only ...

E118: “Dying to Go Out” Pt. 2 - Carolyn Wasilewski
A man found dead, hanging from a railcar. His body was across the street from the site of the brutal Carolyn Wasilewski murder. He was soon identified as her neighbor. His two-toned car had disappeared the night of Carolyn’s death. Were these two tragic incidents related? Or was there something much more sinister at play? Sponsors! Amazon Prime Video - Catch the new season of Lore October 19th, only on Prime Video....


E117: “Dying to Go Out” - Carolyn Wasilewski
A 14-year-old girl told her parents she was going out to meet a friend and was later found dead, face down on the train tracks. Then a man was found dangling from the top of a train car near the murder scene. Who was he? And was he involved in Carolyn Wasilewski’s death? Sponsors! SimpliSafe - Go today to SimpliSafe.com/UNSOLVED. Carbon38 - Go to Carbon 38.com and use code: UNSOLVED for 20% off your order....

E116: “Up In Smoke” Pt. 2 - The Sodder Family Tragedy
After five of their children died in a tragic Christmas Eve fire in 1945, George and Jennie Sodder were certain that it was not due to faulty wiring. With the police department unwilling to reopen the case, the Sodders hired private detectives to investigate. What they found would reinforce what the Sodders knew all along: The fire was no accident. Sponsors! Caffé Monster - Available in Vanilla, Mocha, and Salted Caramel. Pretty Litter - Go to PrettyLitter.com and use promo code UNSOLVED for 20% off your fi...

E115: “Up In Smoke” - The Sodder Family Tragedy
On Christmas Eve 1945, a fire swept through the home of George and Jennie Sodder. They were able to escape the flames along with four of their children. Five other children remained trapped inside. Hours later, after the house was reduced to ashes, authorities searched the scene. The remains of the other five children were nowhere to be found. Did they escape the fire? Or were they even in the house to begin with? Sponsors! Hello Fresh - For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit Hello...


E114: “The Socialite Slaying” Pt. 2 - Athalia Ponsell Lindsley
In January 1974, Athalia Ponsell Lindsley was murdered in broad daylight on the front porch of her St. Augustine, Florida home. Police arrested a suspect who went to trial for her murder. Find out why over forty years later, no one has been convicted of her murder....

E113: “The Socialite Slaying” - Athalia Ponsell Lindsley
There was no shortage of suspects in the January 1974 murder of socialite Athalia Ponsell Lindsley. She had running feuds with neighbors, a husband who stole from her, and uncovered a scandal involving a gross misuse of municipal funds. But when she was hacked to death on the front steps of her home in broad daylight, nobody could identify her killer....

E112: “The Blonde Dolly” Pt. 2 - Sebilla Alida Johanna Niemans
After two other Dutch sex workers were murdered in 1957 and 1958, Sebilla Niemans, aka the Blonde Dolly, hired a bodyguard to keep her safe. Did the man hired to protect her, strangle her in her sleep? Or was a high-profile client worried about being blackmailed? We apology for the inconvenience caused last week when we switched to a new hosting provider. At Parcast, our priority has always been the listeners. We hope you enjoy this special ad free episode and we apologize again for the inconvenience caused...


E111: “The Blonde Dolly” - Sebilla Alida Johanna Niemans
The Blonde Dolly was a Dutchwoman who lived a double life as a society lecturer and an upscale sex worker. She was found strangled in her bed next to a detailed log of high profile clients. Was it also a detailed log of possible killers?...

E110: “To Hell With Husbands” Pt. 2 - Josslyn Hay
Josslyn Hay was a British nobleman famous for wild, alcohol and drug-fueled sex parties in the Aberdare mountain region of Kenya. He openly had affairs with married women, was an unabashed racist, and a known sympathizer of the Nazi party. Many people had a motive to kill Josslyn Hay, but who also had the means and opportunity?...

E109: “To Hell With Husbands” - Josslyn Hay
Josslyn Hay was a British aristocrat who moved with his wife, Lady Idina Sackville, to Africa. There, they were part of the “Happy Valley Set,” a group of wealthy expats who lived to drink alcohol, do drugs and have sex. Extra-marital affairs at their parties were not only common but openly encouraged. So when Josslyn Hay was found miles from his home, slumped in the front seat of his car, dead of a gunshot wound, virtually everybody in their social circle was a suspect....


E108: Tent Girl Pt. 2
Todd Matthews first heard the story of Tent Girl on Halloween night in 1987. The story of an unidentified woman’s remains found at an interchange fascinated him to such extremes that it became a mission to identify her. Risking his own personal relationships, Matthews, with the help of a new technology called the Internet, would find a missing persons report from decades earlier that could be a match. Could he identify her? And could he help solve the mystery of her death?...

E107: Tent Girl
When the body of a young woman was found stuffed into a canvas bag along the interchange of I-75 and U.S. 25 in Georgetown, Kentucky, her badly decayed remains rendered police unable to uncover her identity, or the identity of her killer. It wasn’t until decades later, when the story of Tent Girl was told to a young boy on Halloween night, that this Jane Doe would meet the person who would stop at nothing to identify her, and bring her home....

E106: “Home Alone” - The Tan Children Murders
In January 1979, Tan Kuen Chai and Tan Mei Ying returned from their job operating a school bus to find their four children dead in the bathroom of their Singapore apartment. There was no forced entry, nothing was stolen, and evidence that the murderer cleaned up after themselves all indicated that this was a carefully planned kill. Who could have done this and why?...


E105: “Unprepared” Pt. 2 - The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders
After three Girl Scouts were found dead on the edge of an Oklahoma forest, authorities zeroed in on 33-year-old Gene LeRoy Hart – a fugitive who had been serving time for both rape and burglary. All the evidence pointed in his direction. Was he really a killer or the victim of police corruption?...

E104: “Unprepared” - The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders
In June of 1977, three girls were found dead at a Girl Scouts Camp on the edge of a northeastern Oklahoma forest. No murder weapon was recovered, but a tip lead to an escaped convict seen in the area who had been on the run for years. Now all the police had to do was find him....

E103: “The Skeleton Under The House” - James Gilmore
Fourteen-year-old Jimmie Gilmore was missing for 23 years until he was found buried in the crawlspace underneath his own house. While only 14 years old, he made a lot of enemies. Was he killed by a neighbor for his bullying? By a biker gang for stealing drugs? Or by his own mother to protect his younger siblings?...


E102: “Dead on the 4th of July” Pt. 2 - Marilyn Reese Sheppard
After a lengthy appeals process, Sam Sheppard was set free in 1964, ten years after his wife Marilyn’s murder. Two years later, he would be retried on second degree murder charges. New evidence would surface, but would it be enough to convict him?...

E101: “Dead on the 4th of July” - Marilyn Reese Sheppard
Prestigious doctor Sam Sheppard woke up in the middle of the night to find his wife Marilyn dead from a gruesome murder. His account of what happened early that morning was shaky, and it was no secret that Sam had been sleeping around. Did the murderer break into the house to steal prescription drugs, or did Sam kill his wife in order to end the marriage?...

E100: “The Sex Diary Slaying” Pt. 2 - Christa Helm
Before her violent murder in February 1977, Christa Helm made diary entries and secret audio recordings of her famous and powerful lovers. After she was killed, the diary and most of the tapes vanished. Were they stolen by the killer, or did she hide them herself? Could that evidence still be out there?...


E99: "The Sex Diary Slaying" - Christa Helm
Christa Helm was an aspiring Hollywood actress who was no stranger to the male gaze. She dated many famous men in Hollywood and kept a detailed diary of her escapades. One day, she was found murdered in the street. Was she a random victim, or a did a former lover do her in?...

E98: The Sims Family Murders Pt. 2
In October of 1966, Dr. Robert Sims, his wife Helen, and their 12-year-old daughter Joy Lynn were brutally butchered in their own home. They were a wholesome family with no known enemies. But, the Sims family did know people who had secrets. Were those secrets bad enough for murder?...

E97: The Sims Family Murders
The brutal slayings of Dr. Robert Sims, his wife Helen, and their 12-year-old daughter Joy Lynn rocked the southern city of Tallahassee in 1966. There were no witnesses and no murder weapon was found. Was it a copycat crime? A robbery gone wrong? Or a violent act of revenge?...


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