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info_outline Case 71: Elodie Morel 12/16/2017
Case 71: Elodie Morel ...meanwhile, almost 20 kilometres away, the telephone at the Aigues-Mortes police station rang. The answering officer listened as a panicked male caller warned, “A guy who just left my place is about to kidnap a girl. He’s armed, and I think he’s about to do something horrific.”
info_outline Case 70: The Kimberley Killer 12/09/2017
Case 70: The Kimberley Killer The Kimberley is one of the most remote areas in Australia. Tourists are advised not to leave the main roads and to avoid driving at dawn or during the night – mainly because of the dangers of wildlife and the road trains which dominate the night hours. You must ensure you are adequately prepared with several days of water, food and fuel...
info_outline Case 68: Escape from Alcatraz 11/25/2017
Case 68: Escape from Alcatraz Although Alcatraz Prison had since been repaired to a workable condition, the battle scars of Bernie Coy’s 1946 violent failed escape remained visible throughout the cell house. Areas of the floor were chipped, cracked, and faded black from where grenades had detonated.
info_outline Case 67: The Battle of Alcatraz 11/18/2017
Case 67: The Battle of Alcatraz Alcatraz Prison was the solution to America’s overwhelming crime problem. It didn’t aim to rehabilitate like other prisons. It aimed to punish. The worst-of-the-worst inmates of all the other prisons across America were shipped to Alcatraz, inmates who were deemed unmanageable for traditional penitentiaries.
info_outline Case 66: The Black Widow 11/11/2017
Case 66: The Black Widow “Even the judge will tell you that good character, a good name that’s built by good character traits, is to be considered by you because the law allows that a person with good traits and a good name is less likely to engage in criminal conduct..."
info_outline Case 64: Peter Weinberger 10/28/2017
Case 64: Peter Weinberger “Attention. I’m sorry this had to happen but I am in bad need of money and couldn’t get it any other way. Don’t tell anyone or go to the police about this because I am watching you closely. I am scared stiff and will kill the baby at your first wrong move...”
info_outline Case 46: The Frankston and Tynong North Serial Killer | Update 10/22/2017
Case 46: The Frankston and Tynong North Serial Killer | Update An important update on the case from Victoria police on October 21st, 2017.
info_outline Case 62: The Honolulu Strangler 10/07/2017
Case 62: The Honolulu Strangler Since the tourism boom of the 1950's, the Hawaiian islands have been enticing tourists into their relaxed, laid-back lifestyle. From the early days, honeymooners and holidaymakers could arrive in droves, welcomed by smiling hula dancers with floral leis...
info_outline Case 61: The Lin Family 09/30/2017
Case 61: The Lin Family The newsagency was always open on time, especially on Saturdays, the busiest morning on the shopping strip. People were standing out the front of the newsagency, staring at a huge pile of papers still bundled on the footpath, and when they tried the door, it was locked...
info_outline Case 59: Amy Lynn Bradley 08/18/2017
Case 59: Amy Lynn Bradley In the autumn of 1998, 23-year-old Amy Lynn Bradley was told by her parents that they had been gifted a Caribbean cruise. Amy wasn’t excited by the news like they were, she had only just moved into her own apartment after graduating from her degree in Physical Education, and she was about to start a new job.
info_outline Case 57: Walsh Street 07/29/2017
Case 57: Walsh Street Victoria Police Constables Steven Tynan and Damian Eyre’s night shift started on October 11, 1988, at 11:00 pm. Call sign ‘Prahran 311', it had been a shift of routine policing for the pair; a domestic dispute, noisy parties, a drunk in Fitzroy Street, a pub assault on Chapel Street, a smashed shop window, and two activated security alarms...
info_outline Case 56: Anita Cobby 07/22/2017
Case 56: Anita Cobby Blacktown is a suburb located in Western Sydney, 37 kilometres away from Sydney’s Central Business District. In the mid-1980’s, drugs, crime and high levels of unemployment were rife in the streets of Blacktown. But it was one particular night that changed everything...
info_outline Case 54: Daniel Morcombe 07/01/2017
Case 54: Daniel Morcombe On December 7th, 2003, thirteen-year-old Daniel Morcombe told his brothers he was going to Sunshine Plaza to get a haircut and look for Christmas presents. Shortly after lunch he left his home on Woombye-Palmwoods Road and walked just over one kilometre to an unofficial bus stop located under the Kiel Mountain overpass...
info_outline Case 53: Bonus 2 – Interview 06/17/2017
Case 53: Bonus 2 – Interview EAR/ONS BONUS EPISODE #2 Interview with Paul Holes Contra Costa County DA Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes spoke with us for the series. You heard him discussing the “Homework Papers" found in Danville as well as his role in finding the DNA match between the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker. We spoke to Paul about his theories and some key questions from our research.
info_outline Case 53: Bonus 1 – Interviews 06/15/2017
Case 53: Bonus 1 – Interviews EAR/ONS BONUS EPISODE #1 Interviews with Jane Carson-Sandler & Carol Daly Jane Carson-Sandler survived the brutal attack and rape of the East Area Rapist in the October of 1976. She is the fifth known survivor. She was in bed with her three-year-old son when they were attacked. Her attack had come off the back of around a month of hang up calls. These calls had escalated, and one time, Jane told the caller to stop, the voice then told her he was going to kill her husband. Police who were not linked to the Rapist investigation assured the family it sounded like a prank. Just before Jane's attack, she reported a break-in to police. She had found muddy footprints on the carpet under her son's window, and upon further inspection of the house, she realised inexpensive jewellery had been stolen. Detectives who investigated were not the officers working the rape cases, so weren't privy to previous attacks. They reassured her it seemed like the work of kids. Jane had links to the medical field, the armed forces as well as the education system. Three sections of the community to come up again and again throughout the series. You heard during the series that Detective Carol Daly began working the East Area Rapist cases from the day of Jane's attack. Jane's crime scene was the first encounter that Carol had with any survivor of the rapist. Carol's life and career were changed that day. Carol went on to be an integral figure in the support and rehabilitation for survivors of rape, both those by the East Area Rapist as well as others.
info_outline Case 53: The East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker (Part 5) 06/03/2017
Case 53: The East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker (Part 5) [Part 5 of 5]
info_outline Case 51: Tina Watson 04/22/2017
Case 51: Tina Watson In the Coral Sea, off the coast of Northern Queensland, lies the Great Barrier Reef. Seen clearly from space, It is the largest living structure on earth. It is a World Heritage Site and known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.