Apple Podcasts : United States of America : Personal Journals : Episodes
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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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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Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Everything changes after an unexpected turn of events. At a loss for words, only two come to mind...
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What it's like to be momentarily big on the small screen. 
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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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Neil begins to see this case from another perspective as a new theory emerges.
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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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A new witness emerges...with a shocking accusation.
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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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The story of an Indiana woman who disappears from a laundry mat only weeks before her wedding.
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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 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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One big break is interrupted by another. The LAPD break their silence.
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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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Neil travels to Fort Morgan, Colorado, to attend the funeral, and discovers skeletons (and warrants) in the closet
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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 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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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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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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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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Debra Newell, an interior designer in Southern California, meets John Meehan on an over-50 dating site. His profile looks exciting: Anesthesiologist, divorced, Christian. She falls in love fast. But her children dislike him and warn her that his stories don’t add up. A psychologist advises Debra...
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Happy New Year! For our first episode of 2018, we outline the still-unsolved murders of the West Mesa Serial Killer **FYI: We've marked this episode as explicit because there are a couple of f-bombs. Sorry! We'll do better next time, I promise!
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The story everyone thinks they know... but do you really? In part two, we discuss the continued focus on Scott as a suspect in the disappearance and murder of his wife, Laci.
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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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In 1996, Boston saw one of the most brutal, and now notorious, murders of their city. Over 20 years later, not many people outside of Boston know the name of the Swedish nanny who was brutally murdered, dismembered and thrown away with the garbage on an early August morning. Karina had secrets...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shawn Grate is currently awaiting trial in Ohio for two counts of murder but his admitted body count is much more. From 2005 - 2016 he terrorized vulnerable women of Ohio but police had no idea. Shawn Grate murdered woman police didn't even consider missing and it wasn't until one day in...
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The most recent family annihilator case in the U.S. was incredibly heartbreaking and had every American checking their TVs and smart phones regularly for updates. In this week's episode, we give you our take on the case of Chris Watts who murdered his wife Shanann and their to young daughters,...
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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 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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On February 13th, 2017, Abby Williams and Libby German went for a hike near the Monon High Bridge, in Delphi, Indiana. After Libby posted a Snapchat photo of Abby at 2:07 pm, the girls were never seen alive again. Searchers found their bodies near a creek parallel to the bridge less than 24 hours...
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In 2000, David Camm, a former Indiana State Trooper, came home from playing basketball to find his entire family had been murdered in their garage. It was only days before he would be charged with the crime and it would take three trials and thirteen years to get close to the truth. 
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A teenage mother stays home from school one day with her daughter because she isn't feeling well. Just a few hours after her family leaves the house she is brutally attacked. Surely it had to be someone she knew. Did they know she would be home that day? It is a case that goes cold for nearly two...
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One of Oklahoma's darkest stories. Three young girl scouts are brutally murdered while away at their first night of camp. A Native American man is pinned for the crime but decades later much of the public still wonder if the real culprit eluded capture. 
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Bryce Laspisa started acting strangely on August 27, 2013\. Just a couple of days into his sophomore year, friends started to become concerned about his unusual behavior. He planned atrip home to visit his parents and what should have been a 7 hour journey turns into 30-hours of mystery that...
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In March of 1998 Amy Lynn Bradley and her family set off and what was to be the trip of a lifetime, a full week long cruise around the Caribbean. But little did they know their dream vacation would turn into a nightmare when Amy goes missing from their stateroom in the early morning hours of...
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Jacquelyn and Terra Newell suspect that John has been watching them. When Jacquelyn tells her mother that he is in town, her mother believes she is mistaken. Jacquelyn warns Terra to carry her pocket knife. But Terra is preoccupied by a country-music concert, and she is watching for the wrong...
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