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SERIAL KILLER: The Alphabet Murders Part 1
1週間前
SERIAL KILLER: The Alphabet Murders Part 1
Dozens of commuters see a young girl fleeing a car on the side of the expressway in Rochester, NY, but no one pulls over to help. The community is devastated when her body is discovered just days later, but it’s assumed to be a tragic but isolated incident. But when more young girls go missing…only to have their bodies discovered within days in a similar manner…the community must ask: is a serial killer stalking the streets of Rochester? And is he choosing his victims based on a seemingly random characteristic? This is Part 1 of 2. Check out Alphabet Killer: The True Story of the Double Initial Murders by Cheri Farnsworth.Check out Nightmare in Rochester: The Double Initial Murders by Michael Benson. Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit https://crimejunkie.app/library/ to view the current membership options and policies.Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/serial-killer-alphabet-murders-part-1/ Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
MURDERED: Jodi Sanderholm
12-02-2024
MURDERED: Jodi Sanderholm
When a beloved college student disappears on her way home one January day in 2007, a massive city-wide ground search is initiated, and the community is hopeful that she’ll be found and brought safely home. But as hope starts to dwindle, investigators realize that a predator has been stalking their community for years, hiding in plain sight.For more information on Texas Equusearch, please visit their website, texasequusearch.org. RAINN’s National Sexual Abuse Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 or chat online at online.rainn.orgFor more information about the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center (SPARC), please visit their website, stalkingawareness.org.If you or someone you know is a victim of stalking, please reach out to the VictimConnect Resource Center at 1-855-484-2846, or you can chat online at victimconnect.org.You can also contact the following resources:The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233RAINN’s National Sexual Abuse Hotline: 1-800-656-4673Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit https://crimejunkie.app/library/ to view the current membership options and policies.Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-jodi-sanderholm/Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
MISSING: Runaway Train Kids
06-02-2024
MISSING: Runaway Train Kids
In honor of this past National Missing Persons Day, Ashley and Brit are going to take turns telling you the stories of seven missing kids that all have a certain connection. These are the stories of 7 out of 36 missing kids that are featured in the 1993 music video for the song Runaway Train by Soul Asylum. A majority of those cases have been resolved thanks to that video, but that means there are still too many left that need your attention – and maybe someone, somewhere out there holds the key to solving their cases.Don’t forget to tune into The Deck and Dark Downeast this week to hear the remaining 2 stories of those highlighted in Soul Asylum’s music video!Runaway Train by Soul AsylumIf you have any information about:Byron Page: Please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.Kimberly “Kim” Doss: Please contact the Davenport Police Department at (563) 326-7979.Patrick “Shawn” Betz or Jason Matthew Lea: Please contact the Upland Police Department at (909) 946-7624 or Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).Wilda Mae Benoit: Please contact the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 775-5111.Duane Fochtman: Please contact the Lincoln City Police Department at (541) 994-3636.Martha Wes Dunn and Eric Owens: Please contact the Morris County Sheriff’s Office at (903) 645-2232 or the Augusta Police Department of Public Safety at (316) 775-4500.Christopher Kerze: Please contact the Eagan Police Department at (651) 675-5700.If you or anyone you know is thinking about suicide, emotional support can be reached by calling or texting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988, or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).PRECEDENT: Jacob WetterlingIf you are a law enforcement agency or a family member of one of the people we mentioned in this or any of the highlight episodes and you’re looking for coverage on the case – please reach out to us as CrimeJunkie@audiochuck.com. Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit https://crimejunkie.app/library/ to view the current membership options and policiesSource materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/missing-runaway-train-kids/Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
MISSING: Maura Murray (NEW)
05-02-2024
MISSING: Maura Murray (NEW)
Over the past 20 years, Maura Murray’s case has taken on a life of its own. It’s become hard to distinguish what’s fact versus what’s rumor… until now. For the first time ever, we’re getting Maura’s full story from the person who knew her best - her sister, Julie Murray. But there’s so much more. Once you’re done listening, make sure you go listen to and follow Media Pressure wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow Julie Murray on social media:TikTok: @mauramurraymissingInstagram: @mysistermauramurrayFacebook: @Maura Murray Missing Official GroupTwitter: ​​@JulieMurray2_9 To read more about Julie Murray’s #EngageWithEmpathy campaign, please visit this link. Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit https://crimejunkie.app/library/ to view the current membership options and policies.Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/missing-maura-murray Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
EXPERT ON: Safety from Online Sex Abuse
18-12-2023
EXPERT ON: Safety from Online Sex Abuse
Join Brit and the founder of Safe from Online Sex Abuse (SOSA), Roo Powell, and learn about the incredible work SOSA is doing, how to stay safe online, and how any Crime Junkie parents can best support their children against the monsters of the internet.For more information on SOSA, please visit sosatogether.org. Follow them on Instagram @sosatogether!If you or a loved one is struggling with online sexual abuse or exploitation, please consider the following resources:The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) Take It DownNCMEC CyberTipline, or call 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678)FBI Tipline, or call 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324)SOSA ResourcesRape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), or call 1-800-656-463 for a 24/7 hotlineCrisis Text Line – text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 support Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit https://crimejunkie.app/library/ to view the current membership options and policies.Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/expert-on-safety-from-online-sex-abuse/Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
BWBRSA: Sextortion
18-12-2023
BWBRSA: Sextortion
Two harrowing stories – those of Asia Anderson and Walker Montgomery – illustrate how the rising digital threat of sextortion can impact anyone and forever change lives.If you believe you have been a victim of sextortion by Buster Hernandez, AKA Brian Kil, AKA Purge of Maine, and or any of the usernames listed here, you can contact the Indianapolis FBI Office at 317-595-4000 or submit the information to https://tips.fbi.gov/home.Resources:Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Find information and tips to help keep children safe. Also available in Spanish.National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC): CyberTipline: Report incidents of child sexual exploitation, including sextortion; Phone: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678); Website: www.missingkids.orgTake It Down:A free service offered by the NCMEC that can help to remove or stop the online sharing of sexually explicit images or videos taken of victims before they were 18 years old.National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for support and resources.988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for U.S. professionals.National Sexual Assault Hotline: Operated by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), which offers support for survivors of sexual assault and abuse, in partnership with local providers nationwide. Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), or visit the online chat hotline or the Spanish online chat hotline.Safe from Online Sex Abuse (SOSA): A nonprofit that raises awareness about and combats online child sex abuse and exploitation.Crisis Text Line: A free, 24/7 text service for people in crisis. Text "HOME" to 741741 in the United States.Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI): Provides resources for dealing with non-consensual pornography (revenge porn) and online harassment.NetSmartz: NCMEC's Online Safety Program provides resources, videos, and educational materials to teach children, teens, and parents about online safety.Thorn: An organization dedicated to combating the sexual exploitation of children. Get help by texting "THORN" to 741741 to confidentially speak with a trained counselor.StopCyberbullying.org: Offers information and resources on how to prevent and respond to cyberbullying and online harassment:LoveisRespect.org: Provides resources for teens and young adults dealing with dating abuse and unhealthy relationships. Call 1-866-331-9474/1-800-787-3224 (TTY), text "LOVEIS" to 22522, or chat online.Stalking Resource Center: Provides information and resources on stalking and online harassment.Staying Safe:Anyone who uses the internet risks encountering people who wish to cause harm. But you can take certain measures to lower the chances of this happening to you or your children.Don’t share explicit images or videos with strangers online. Don’t send or post any pictures of yourself online that you wouldn’t show your grandmother or boss. Assume that once something is online, you have no control over its distribution.Be extremely cautious about sharing personal, sensitive or intimate information online. Restrict the information you share on social media and adjust privacy settings to limit who can view your posts.Maintain open lines of communication with your children. Make sure they know that they won’t get in trouble if they experience online abuse. This way, they'll feel more at ease reaching out for help if something happens.Educate yourself, your children, and your community (especially young people) about online safety, including the risks of sharing explicit content and engaging in intimate conversations with strangers.Consider limiting your children’s internet use or spot-check their phones and other devices. Start by selecting appropriate apps and websites, and establish guidelines for access. Open discussions and including them in decisions can build trust and responsibility. Utilize parental control features. Keep tabs on the people your children are communicating with; this can be part of an open and ongoing conversation about what is (and isn’t) appropriate online. It also may be worth considering a rule against devices in bedrooms overnight or shutting off Wi-Fi access after a certain time.Treat online interactions with the same skepticism as you would with strangers in real life. Help your children learn to have a healthy skepticism of strangers online and identify red flags that they may not be who they claim. SOSA recommends making this lesson interactive by creating a fake profile together, which will help them truly see how easy it is for someone to fake their identity. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children also has resources, videos, and games to help younger children and teens understand online risks.Use strong, unique passwords for all your online accounts. Enable two-factor authentication whenever possible to add an extra layer of security. When not in use, turn off devices - especially those with cameras, microphones, or webcams - to prevent unauthorized access. Don’t click on links in e-mails from people you don’t know.If someone exhibits concerning behavior, threatens you, or asks for explicit content, report them to the platform administrators and, if necessary, law enforcement.Grooming warning signsWhat to know about online abuse and traumaWays to prevent groomingWhat to do when a predator contacts your childGet Help:If you, your child or a loved one becomes a victim of sextortion, try to remain calm. Remember, sextortion is a crime, and the predator is to blame, not your child or you.Do not comply with the sextortionist’s demands, whether they involve sending more explicit content, money, or anything else. Giving in to their demands rarely stops the harassment and can lead to more serious problems.Save all conversations, chats, or messages exchanged with the sextortionist. Do not delete your profiles or the messages exchanged. If financial demands are involved, document any transactions made. Record any telephone numbers, email addresses, usernames and profiles you might have received from the person. This evidence can be crucial for any potential investigations or legal actions.Many resources advise blocking the perpetrator, but SOSA recommends waiting until law enforcement advises you to do so, because blocking the person could result in losing access to their information.Contact law enforcement right away. Reporting the incident is key to stopping the perpetrator and getting help. Contact your local law enforcement or local FBI field office. You can also call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or report it online at tips.fbi.gov.If a minor is involved, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or report online sex abuse to NCMEC's CyberTipline.Reach out to a trusted adult or friend for emotional support and guidance. If you don’t feel that you have adults in your corner, you can reach out to NCMEC for support at gethelp@ncmec.org or call 1-800-THE-LOST.If you or your child is struggling emotionally due to the incident, consider seeking professional help from therapists or counselors specializing in trauma or cyberbullying.Get it removed. Most social media platforms, websites, and apps have mechanisms to flag inappropriate content. Some platforms offer customer support that you can reach out to directly. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's "Take It Down" program helps remove images of minors. Visit cybertipline.org to get NCMEC’s help or https://www.missingkids.org/isyourexplicitcontentoutthere  to learn how to notify companies.Report it, because if someone threatens to share explicit images of you, they’re likely also threatening others.Red Flags:Remember that these red flags should not be taken in isolation. It's important to consider the overall context and the combination of behaviors you observe. Trust your instincts – if something feels off or uncomfortable, it's better to be cautious and seek advice or report the situation to appropriate authorities.Rapid Escalation: Be cautious if an online relationship becomes very intense or personal too quickly. Sextortion perpetrators often try to establish an emotional connection rapidly to gain trust and manipulate victims.Emotional Manipulation: Watch out for attempts to emotionally manipulate you, such as playing on your feelings of loneliness or insecurity, asking you to keep secrets, and making you follow rules about your interactions.Pressure and Coercion: Any form of pressuring, guilt-tripping, or coercing you into doing something you're uncomfortable with, including sharing explicit content, is a red flag.Explicit Content Requests: If someone you're communicating with online asks for explicit photos, videos, or personal information, it's a major red flag. Legitimate relationships should be built on trust, respect, and consent.Threats and Demands: Any form of threat, whether it's about exposing compromising material or causing harm to you or your loved ones, should be taken seriously.Reluctance to Meet in Person: If the person you're communicating with avoids meeting in person or provides excuses to not reveal their identity, this could indicate ulterior motives.Platform Switching: If someone initiates contact on one platform but pressures you to move conversations to another platform, especially if it offers increased privacy or anonymity, exercise caution. Perpetrators often aim to control the environment.Inconsistent Identity: If the person's stories, photos, or details about their life don't align or seem inconsistent, it could indicate a fake identity. Images and videos can be altered or stolen, and don't assume they're proof of someone's identity.Too Good to Be True: While compliments are normal, excessive flattery might be a tactic to manipulate emotions and lower defenses. Be cautious of individuals who offer gifts, money, job opportunities, or promises that seem too good to be true.Unwillingness to Share Personal Information: If the person avoids sharing their own personal details and only focuses on obtaining your information, it's a potential sign of manipulation. Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/bwbrsa-sextortion/ Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
MURDERED: Fiona Yu
11-12-2023
MURDERED: Fiona Yu
An ASU student comes home one afternoon in 1997 to find her roommate, Fiona Yu, clinging to life in their shared apartment. She had been sexually assaulted, beaten, and left for dead. Though DNA evidence was left at the scene, the case goes cold. When other attacks of young women in the area are reported and their cases closed, there is hope that a connection will shed light on Fiona’s.If you would like to check out The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence by Gavin De Becker, please visit this link.To learn more about Season of Justice, please visit www.seasonofjustice.org. Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit https://crimejunkie.app/library/ to view the current membership options and policies.Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-fiona-yu/ Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
CONSPIRACY: Phillip Island Part 2
04-12-2023
CONSPIRACY: Phillip Island Part 2
When 23-year-old Beth Barnard is found murdered in her home, investigators immediately suspect a woman named Vivienne Cameron, whose husband had been having an affair with Beth. But the more investigators – and the wider public – dig into the mystery, the less the puzzle pieces seem to fit together.  Visit the Crime Junkie Fan Club App to listen to hundreds of never before released bonus episodes!If you would like to purchase Vikki Petraitis’ and Paul Daley’s book, “The Phillip Island Murder,” please visit this link!If you or someone you know if experiencing thoughts of suicide, support can be reached by calling or texting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/conspiracy-phillip-island-part-2/ Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
CONSPIRACY: Phillip Island Part 1
27-11-2023
CONSPIRACY: Phillip Island Part 1
When 23-year-old Beth Barnard is found murdered in her home, investigators immediately suspect a woman named Vivienne Cameron, whose husband had been having an affair with Beth. But the more investigators – and the wider public – dig into the mystery, the less the puzzle pieces seem to fit together.  Visit the Crime Junkie Fan Club App to listen to Part 2 now, as well as hundreds of never before released bonus episode.If you would like to purchase Vikki Petraitis’ and Paul Daley’s book, “The Phillip Island Murder,” please visit this link!If you or someone you know if experiencing thoughts of suicide, support can be reached by calling or texting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/conspiracy-phillip-island-part-1Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!