Category Archives: true crime

The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run: Part One

Few people realize that Cleveland had its own serial killer at the height of the Great Depression…a serial killer who was never caught…

Dubbed “The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run” or “The Cleveland Torso Killer,” he didn’t just kill; he dismembered his victims. Regardless of race or gender, his victims were often the most vulnerable, and most of his victims not identified. In this first part of our two part episode, we look at the start of the murders and the investigation, headed by none other than Eliot Ness. 

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Update! Lady of the Dunes and the Deaths of Manzanita and Dolores Mearns

The Lady of the Dunes has been identified as Ruth Marie Terry! But that’s only the first part of solving her murder. And the suspect may have killed before…

Shortly before her murder, Ruth Marie was married to a man named Guy Muldavin, a man whose previous wife and stepdaughter also mysteriously vanished… 

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Missing and Murdered: Shirley Ann Soosay

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women is an epidemic in the US and Canada that leaves families looking for their loved ones in the dark, without justice, enough recognition, or support from law enforcement in investigating or solving cases in the same way that other non-indigenous cases receive attention.

Shown Notes

Trigger Warning: Sexual assault and murder

In 1980, two women were found brutally murdered in Southern California, neither of which could be identified. They were named Jane Doe Kern County and Jane Doe Ventura County. Their cases have gone cold and frigid for 40 years, until attention to DNA and investigative genetic genealogy, and a niece, Violet Soosay, looking for her Aunt Shirley, brought attention to the cases, and eventually identified Jane Doe Kern County as Shirley Ann Soosay.

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