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A security guard at the airport notices something going wrong on the tarmac, and takes it upon herself to fix it. It’s way harder than she expects. 
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Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?
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A real-life Hardy Boys mystery. More than most of our shows, this one lends itself to a Hollywood-style tagline. Perhaps: "The House at Loon Lake: You Might Break In ... But You'll Never Forget." Or, "The House at Loon Lake: Dead Letters Tell No Tales." It's the true story of an abandoned house,...
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When a 25-year-old aspiring actress and model vanishes from outside her Hollywood apartment, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Neil Strauss finds himself at the center of the investigation. What happened to Adea Shabani?
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What it's like to be momentarily big on the small screen. 
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 A video surfaces from the day of Adea's disappearance. Neil and Jayden begin to pursue the suspect from state to state.
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In our last episode we spoke Cecilia Gentili, a trans Latina who worked for many years as an undocumented sex worker. Today, we get two more views of sex work in America. We speak with a high-end escort in New York City, and take a trip to one of the only legal brothels in the country - the Bunny...
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In part 2 we discuss more suspects in the Oakland County Child Killings and how some or all of them might be connected to North Fox Island. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In the 1970s the affluent neighborhoods around Detroit Michigan were terrorized by a child killer but were the four murders connected to a bigger conspiracy across the state and possible across the nation?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Stories of people standing up for themselves, shaking off their fear, bracing themselves, and doing what they’ve been scared to do.
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Neil chases down the first big break in Adea's recent disappearance, but new information produces more questions than answers as several suspects emerge. A secret relationship is revealed.
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Everything changes after an unexpected turn of events. At a loss for words, only two come to mind...
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In the midst of the Adea Shabani investigation, a 21 year old named Matthew Weaver went missing in Neil’s neighborhood. Listen as he and Jayden start putting together the puzzle pieces of a very strange story involving a car hanging off a cliff, a driver who’s nowhere to be found, and a...
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A new witness emerges...with a shocking accusation.
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Neil finds the apartment where the main suspect is believed to be staying, and prepares for a confrontation. New information surfaces, including a very disturbing video, making it possible to reconstruct the nightmarish weeks prior to Adea’s disappearance.
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In 1985 Katie Eastburn and two of her daughters were brutally murdered while her husband was away. It would take over 20 years and three trials before their killer would be brought to justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Neil begins to see this case from another perspective as a new theory emerges.
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People figuring out how to move through a world in which something important has disappeared.
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Patti Adkins had been having a secret relationship with a man from her work. When she went missing in July of 2001, troubling details emerge about their affair and the days leading up to her disappearance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In the season finale, Neil uncovers definitive answers. After more than a year investigating Adea's disappearance and murder, the truth will come out, but justice is in the hands of LAPD.
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Stories of very small injustices and also one very big one.
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One big break is interrupted by another. The LAPD break their silence.
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Israel Keyes is the most terrifying name you have probably never heard of. Officials believe he hunted and killed people all across the US and abroad from as early as 1997 - 2012. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Neil travels to Fort Morgan, Colorado, to attend the funeral, and discovers skeletons (and warrants) in the closet
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People connecting the dots that maybe should not be connected.
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In 2013 a 17-year-old boy's body was found rolled up in a high school gym mat. Local law enforcement was quick to rule it an accident and move on but the family is sure this is a case of murder being covered up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In this special hour-long episode, Neil and Jayden follow the trail of evidence all the way to the burial site...and a new suspect emerges.
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Stories from the upside-down world where conspiracy theorists dwell.
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When Cecilia Gentili was growing up in Argentina, she felt so different from everyone around her that she thought she might be from another planet. “Some of us find our community with our own family and some of us don't.” Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't...
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The story everyone thinks they know... but do you really? In part one we cover Laci’s disappearance and the suspicion that fell on her husband Scott Peterson.
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When Philip Benight met Becky Golden, they made a promise to stick together, no matter how bad things got.  Read Ann Neumann's reporting in Harper's. https://harpers.org/archive/2019/02/going-to-extremes-elderly-assisted-suicide-caregivers/. Her book is The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in...
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Neil and Jayden uncover inconsistencies as they examine the bullet-riddled truck. Based on Google data, they retrace what could have been Adea's last day step by step.
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In 1998 a 19 year old college student bored a bus from her job at the mall to go back to her campus dorm room. She was seen getting off the bus around 9:45 at night but was likely abducted somewhere between her bus stop and her dorm. Many theories and suspects have emerged over the years but her...
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Kacie was a young girl who trusted easily but in 2002 her trust would be misplaced after meeting two boys online. One of them was not who they seemed to be and he wanted more from Kacie than she could give. In this episode we explore the dangers of the internet and warn against potential...
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The story of an Indiana woman who disappears from a laundry mat only weeks before her wedding.
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17 years ago, college student Rachel Cooke was visiting her family home in Texas for her winter break. She went out for an early morning run on her regular route but never return. No sign of Rachel has been found in all these years but there was a break in 2017 that could hold all the clues to...
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In 1997 Kirsten Hatfield was taken out of her bedroom window in the middle of the night and never seen again. Police tried for years to work and re-work the case as it got passed from detective to detective but it would take a special man to see the case in a whole new light and finally bring...
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A young woman goes to her ex-boyfriend's apartment early one morning after he asks for help and then suspiciously dies.
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This is probably the strangest case of murder we have ever covered here on Crime Junkie. It's the story of Robert Wone who, while staying in a friend's DC guest room, was brutally attacked. But with a staged crime scene, a timeline that doesn't add up, and three people keeping secrets we may...
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During the 80's and 90's, a serial killer was operating out of Ohio, killing sex workers and leaving their bodies along interstates. Could their killer be a truck driver who called himself Dr. No? And could his crimes extend beyond the Ohio state lines?
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“If you keep your mouth shut, you’ll be surprised what you can learn.”
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“Tedious and brief.”
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One summer in 1973, two men robbed a bank in Stockholm. They held four people hostage for six days. Swedish psychiatrist and criminologist Nils Bejerot coined the term "Stockholm Syndrome" to describe the response of the hostages. One of the bank robbers, Clark Olofsson, told us, "It was...
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In 2014 Lynn Messer went missing from her 260-acre farm in the middle of the night. When he remains are found on the far two years later, despite a thorough search, her family and investigators are left wondering if this was a terrible accident or foul play. 
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Robert William Fisher is an American fugitive wanted for the murder of his wife and two children. Their home in Scottsdale, Arizona was blown up on April 10, 2001 in an attempt to cover up the crimes. However, no one has seen or heard from Robert since before his family was murdered. Was he the...
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One day before his anniversary Jerry Michael Williams went for a duck hunting trip on lake Seminole but never returned home. For years people were convinced he had been eaten by alligators but the truth was much more sinister. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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MISSING: Timmothy PitzenOn April 3, 2019 someone claiming Timmothy Pitzen approached a stranger in KY and told them he had escaped abductors. The news went wild with this information as the public waited for DNA results to come in. We learned that the man was not Timmothy but it reignited one of...
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In the early 90's, Austin, TX was turned upside down when four young girls were sexually assaulted, murdered, then set on fire inside an ICBY store. Four men were accused of the crime, but there have always been questions around their guilt. Those questions have only been amplified in recent...
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“Nobody’ll ever change my mind about it.”
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