In 1871, a small family of homesteaders and spiritualists head out west to Kansas. The Bender Family sells themselves as entrepreneurs and mediums, offering supplies, rest, and mystical guidance to travelers along the Osage Trail. But it doesn’t take long for their bloodlust to show through. Join Mick as she guides Tommy through some gruesome Midwestern history and myth
The one thing we know for sure is that 32 year old Purvi Patel of Granger, Indiana was pregnant in the summer of 2013. Her story would go on to make international headlines when she was charged with feticide in the death of her preterm infant. What were Purvi Patel’s intentions? What truly happened in the course and eventual demise of her pregnancy? Join Tommy as she guides Mick through her quest for answers in this puzzling and controversial local case.
The little boy on the milk carton. Many people are familiar with this case, and how frustrating it can be to think about. The disappearance of Johnny Gosch was one of those cases that changed the way we think about our safety and the safety of our children. When the young paperboy disappears early one Sunday morning, the entire country is turned upside down. A small town case slowly evolves into a high level conspiracy. But how much of the story that is told is fact? And how much is conjecture? We may never know. Mick and Tommy work together on this one to try to untangle a nearly 40 year old missing child case.
It all started with a 911 call—“I’ve been abducted.” When this arresting call came into the Ashland County, Ohio police dispatcher on September 13, 2016, no one could have seen coming that it would lead to a landslide of information and a shocking series of crimes against area women. Join Tommy as she takes Mick back to central Ohio for the story of this unbelievable contemporary serial killer.
A young girl seeking a new job to support her family and her future, suddenly goes missing after a job interview. Police have a solid lead, but are stonewalled for years. While their main suspect lives the life of a career criminal, there’s little they can find to connect him to the disappearance. Mick shares the story of the disappearance of Hang Lee, a young immigrant from St. Paul, MN and the frustrating nature of this unsolved case. Can recent changes in the suspect's criminal status help bring some tips to resolve this case?
We're back! And since we missed last week, we're giving this one to you a day early with the story of Richard Speck.
The evening of July 13, 1966 started off as a quiet and typical night for nine nursing students sharing a townhouse in Chicago until there came a knock at the door that unfurled into a night of utter terror. What kind of person could attack and kill so many young women entering into one of the most challenging and noble careers out there? Join Tommy as she walks Mick through one of America’s most infamous mass killings.
When Gregory Green is sentenced for the murder of his girlfriend, he diligently serves his time in prison. After winning over the parole board, he is released in 2008. But history tragically repeats itself when he slips back into old behavior. His new wife seeks protection for herself and her family, but this story ends in a gruesome tragedy that no one could have imagined. We travel back to Tommy’s hometown to explore this story of family devastation.
If you're experiencing Domestic or Intimate Partner Violence, we've included some resources to call, text, or visit below.
1-800-977-SAFE to call
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Christopher Regan was a successful, well-liked 53 year old and recent transplant to the sleepy town of Iron River, Michigan when he was last heard from on a cool day in October. After two weeks of no contact from Chris, a friend with a gut feeling that something was wrong enlisted the help of Police Chief Laura Frizzo, whose dogged determination to solve this case and find Chris would eventually cost her her job. Join Tommy as she walks Mick through a tale of lonely hearts, manipulation, and a plot as dark and twisted as the northern woods themselves.
A small town in southern Ohio hides a nuclear secret. When factory worker David Bocks goes missing, rumors swirl about the goings on at the Fernald Feed Plant. While investigators feel they have their answers quickly, David's family and isn't so sure. What stopped this case from being solve? Fear? Obfuscation? Stigma? Join Tommy and Mick as they explore a decades old unsolved mystery.
Krystal Tobias and Laura Hobbs were two seconds grade best friends who loved spending time together in their neighborhood in Zion, Illinois. When they were found killed in a local park in 2005, a perpetrator close to the victims was quickly apprehended. However, that isn’t the end of the story. Listen as Tommy tells Mick the tale of a double murder who’s ripple effect would cross state lines and cause havoc and confusion for years to come.