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If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

392 Episodes

MURDERED: Lisa Norell

When a 15-year-old girl vanishes on her way home from a friend’s quinceañera rehearsal in 1998, a California community holds its breath and hopes it’s a one-off. But when other young women in the community are targeted one by one, investigators have to ask if there’s a serial killer in their midst.

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2024

MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Douglas Wagg, Jr.

Thirty-three years after Douglas Wagg, Jr. turned up on a lone stretch of railroad tracks in the middle of the night in rural Martin County and over a year since Delia took on the case the scope of what was really going on in the area during the 1990's has come into view. Who was Doug? How did he end up so far from home? Who was he last seen with? Was the train really what killed him? Why was his case never investigated?

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

WANTED: Justice for MMIP

May is Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Month, and we want to highlight some of the many cases involving members of Native American communities that so often go underreported and underserved, and thus unsolved. Today, we’re bringing you five stories that can be solved… if the right people come forward.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

MURDERED: Brittany Locklear

When a little girl goes missing from her bus stop in 1998, it’s just the start of one community’s decades-long search for justice.

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2024

BWBRSA: Online Scams

Scammers have an infinite number of ways to steal your money and information. In this episode, we explore and expose several scams that have impacted our listeners.

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

INTRODUCING: Crime Junkie AF

Have you heard yet? Your newest obsession and the ultimate destination for 24/7 true crime, Crime Junkie Radio, is here and exclusive to SiriusXM’s app! On Crime Junkie Radio, you’ll hear episodes from not only Crime Junkie, but from some of our other chart-topping titles like The Deck. But the best part is… it will be the home for our brand-new show, Crime Junkie AF, where we’ll explore cases that are unfolding right now, hosted by the OG Crime Junkie herself, Ashley Flowers. On this first episode, Ashley sits down with special guest Delia D’Ambra to discuss one of the wildest headlines she’s seen in a while – the death of John O’Keefe.

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2024

MURDERED: Scott Johnson

When 27-year-old Scott Johnson is found deceased at the bottom of a cliff in Australia, authorities are quick to rule his death as a suicide. However, his brother, Steve, isn’t convinced, and begins a multi-decade quest to get answers – and justice.

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Franchesca Alvarado

When 22-year-old Franchesca Alvarado set out on a quick weekend trip to Atlantic City in March of 2012, it was meant to be a simple getaway… but it spiraled into a baffling tragedy. Her family is hoping that someone out there has the answers they’ve been searching for.

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

MISSING: Steven Clark

A young man stops for a restroom break during a walk with his mom along the seaside in the United Kingdom and is never seen again. His family has been searching for him for over 30 years…

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

MURDERED: MarĂ­a Marta GarcĂ­a Belsunce Part 2

When tragedy strikes in a wealthy Argentinian community, the suspicions of the nation fall squarely on the victim’s own family, and the case takes on a life of its own. This is Part 2 of 2.

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

MURDERED: MarĂ­a Marta GarcĂ­a Belsunce Part 1

When tragedy strikes in a wealthy Argentinian community, the suspicions of the nation fall squarely on the victim’s own family, and the case takes on a life of its own. This is Part 1 of 2.

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

CONSPIRACY: The Frog Boys of South Korea

When five young boys vanish from their village in South Korea, local authorities are quick to assume they ran away. However, their parents know that’s not what happened – and as their search for their children expands, they become convinced that something terrible happened… and it’s being covered up.

Transcribed - Published: 25 March 2024

MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Joyce and John Sheridan

Since 2014, the mysterious deaths of Joyce and John Sheridan have been a major topic of conversation in Skillman, New Jersey. And as you might expect from the title, the story I have for you today is not as cut and dry as certain city officials would have you believe. In fact, the deeper I dove into this story, the more confused, shocked, and angry I became. This case could be a simple mishandling of an investigation, or it could be a corruption cover-up… time will tell.

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

NEW SHOW: Three

After midnight on July 6th, 2012, three teenage girls walked into the thick Appalachian woods somewhere along the Mason-Dixon county line. Hours later, under the glow of a nearly full moon, only two walked out. The very last time Dave and Mary Neese saw their only child Skylar was in a grainy black-and-white video. In it, she's sneaking out of her ground-floor bedroom in the middle of the night, her purse over her shoulder, her brown hair swinging as she hurries across the small parking lot to a waiting car. What happened to Skylar Neese has become gothic American lore: the odd girl out in a vicious teenage triangle. But in the ten years since that fateful night beneath the West Virginia stars, a fuller portrait of what happened has emerged. From award-winning journalists Justine Harman and Holly Millea comes a gripping 10-part series featuring Skylar's family, closest friends, and law enforcement who lived the case—and are still living it.

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

MISSING: Angela Green

When Angela Green vanished from her home in a Kansas suburb in 2019, she left behind a web of her husband's lies and a mystery that’s been haunting her loved ones and baffling police.

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2024

WANTED: Justice for David Carter

Ohio State Highway Patrol were identifying unknown remains along the side of a highway in northern Ohio at the same time a man in Michigan was being reported missing. Now, over 5 years later, U.S. Marshals are still searching for the culprit of this despicable crime. And they know exactly who they’re looking for, she’s just been on the run since 2018.

Transcribed - Published: 4 March 2024

SERIAL KILLER: The Alphabet Murders Part 2

Dozens of commuters see a young girl fleeing a car on the side of the expressway in Rochester, NY, but no one pulls over to help. The community is devastated when her body is discovered just days later, but it’s assumed to be a tragic but isolated incident. But when more young girls go missing…only to have their bodies discovered within days in a similar manner…the community must ask: is a serial killer stalking the streets of Rochester? And is he choosing his victims based on a seemingly random characteristic?

Transcribed - Published: 26 February 2024

SERIAL KILLER: The Alphabet Murders Part 1

Dozens of commuters see a young girl fleeing a car on the side of the expressway in Rochester, NY, but no one pulls over to help. The community is devastated when her body is discovered just days later, but it’s assumed to be a tragic but isolated incident. But when more young girls go missing…only to have their bodies discovered within days in a similar manner…the community must ask: is a serial killer stalking the streets of Rochester? And is he choosing his victims based on a seemingly random characteristic? This is Part 1 of 2.

Transcribed - Published: 19 February 2024

MURDERED: Jodi Sanderholm

When a beloved college student disappears on her way home one January day in 2007, a massive city-wide ground search is initiated, and the community is hopeful that she’ll be found and brought safely home. But as hope starts to dwindle, investigators realize that a predator has been stalking their community for years, hiding in plain sight.

Transcribed - Published: 12 February 2024

MISSING: Runaway Train Kids

In honor of this past National Missing Persons Day, Ashley and Brit are going to take turns telling you the stories of seven missing kids that all have a certain connection. These are the stories of 7 out of 36 missing kids that are featured in the 1993 music video for the song Runaway Train by Soul Asylum. A majority of those cases have been resolved thanks to that video, but that means there are still too many left that need your attention – and maybe someone, somewhere out there holds the key to solving their cases.

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2024

MISSING: Maura Murray (NEW)

Over the past 20 years, Maura Murray’s case has taken on a life of its own. It’s become hard to distinguish what’s fact versus what’s rumor… until now. For the first time ever, we’re getting Maura’s full story from the person who knew her best - her sister, Julie Murray.

Transcribed - Published: 5 February 2024

INFAMOUS: Aarushi Talwar & Hemraj Banjade

When Aarushi Talwar is found brutally murdered in her bedroom, it sets off one of the strangest and most controversial murder cases in India’s history.

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2024

MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Lauren Agee

A fun-filled wakeboarding festival turns tragic after a young woman’s body is found floating in the lake. Her family is told that it was an accident, but they begin to suspect that her friends may know more than what they are saying.

Transcribed - Published: 22 January 2024

MURDERED: Christie Mullins

When 14-year-old Christie Mullins is found murdered, police are quick to charge a young man who fits the description of the killer to a tee. However, as the case unfolds, Christie’s father – and the public – realize that the case is not as open and shut as it seems.

Transcribed - Published: 15 January 2024

UPDATE: The Colonial Parkway Murders

In this episode, we discuss the latest update in the Colonial Parkway Murders case. Investigators have recently named Alan Wade Wilmer Sr. as a suspect in three unsolved killings from the late 1980s... including one of the double homicides in the Colonial Parkway Murders.

Transcribed - Published: 9 January 2024

MISSING: Alex Hernandez

Just days before she was due to give birth to her second child, 24-year-old Evelyn Hernandez goes missing, along with her 5-year-old son Alex. And although her disappearance receives some media attention, it pales in comparison to a much more infamous case that shares disturbing similarities.

Transcribed - Published: 8 January 2024

MISSING: Lucely "Lily" Aramburo

A young mother walks out her front door in the middle of the night and seems to vanish into thin air. With little help from law enforcement, her family and friends fight to keep her case active and find the answers they deserve.

Transcribed - Published: 8 January 2024

MURDERED: Matthew Margolies

When 13-year old Matthew Margolies didn’t come home for supper on the night of August 31, 1984, police in Greenwich, Connecticut launched a full scale search scouring the Pemberwick woods and waters of the Byram River for any sign of the young fisherman.

Transcribed - Published: 4 January 2024

MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Hugues de la Plaza

When a 36-year-old man is found stabbed to death in his apartment, it’s just the beginning of a locked room mystery that has his family convinced he was murdered, but the police convinced it might be something far stranger.

Transcribed - Published: 1 January 2024

PRECEDENT: Kitty Genovese

Kitty Genovese has become infamous as the woman who was ignored by her neighbors as she was being murdered. Much of her story has been embellished or misreported, though that’s not to say the truth isn’t horrific and her legacy lasting. Kitty’s case set the precedent for the 911 system we have in place and rely on to this day.

Transcribed - Published: 25 December 2023

PRECEDENT: Henry Alford

Sometimes we see our legal system as black or white. Innocent or Guilty. But there is a technical gray area. Room for someone to plead guilty while still maintaining their innocence. And this is only possible because of a precedent set in the case against a man named Henry Alford more than half a century ago.

Transcribed - Published: 25 December 2023

BWBRSA: Sextortion

Two harrowing stories – those of Asia Anderson and Walker Montgomery – illustrate how the rising digital threat of sextortion can impact anyone and forever change lives.

Transcribed - Published: 18 December 2023

EXPERT ON: Safety from Online Sex Abuse

Join Brit and the founder of Safety from Online Sex Abuse (SOSA), Roo Powell, and learn about the incredible work SOSA is doing, how to stay safe online, and how any Crime Junkie parents can best support their children against the monsters of the internet.

Transcribed - Published: 18 December 2023

MURDERED: Fiona Yu

An ASU student comes home one afternoon in 1997 to find her roommate, Fiona Yu, clinging to life in their shared apartment. She had been sexually assaulted, beaten, and left for dead. Though DNA evidence was left at the scene, the case goes cold. When other attacks of young women in the area are reported and their cases closed, there is hope that a connection will shed light on Fiona’s.

Transcribed - Published: 11 December 2023

CONSPIRACY: Phillip Island Part 2

When 23-year-old Beth Barnard is found murdered in her home, investigators immediately suspect a woman named Vivienne Cameron, whose husband had been having an affair with Beth. But the more investigators – and the wider public – dig into the mystery, the less the puzzle pieces seem to fit together.

Transcribed - Published: 4 December 2023

CONSPIRACY: Phillip Island Part 1

When 23-year-old Beth Barnard is found murdered in her home, investigators immediately suspect a woman named Vivienne Cameron, whose husband had been having an affair with Beth. But the more investigators – and the wider public – dig into the mystery, the less the puzzle pieces seem to fit together.

Transcribed - Published: 27 November 2023

MURDERED: J.B. Beasley & Tracie Hawlett

Two 17-year-old girls set off one summer night in 1999 for a high school field party, excited to mark the end of summer with friends. But when they never make it to the party…or back home…the search is on.

Transcribed - Published: 20 November 2023

MURDERED: Bruce Blackwood

The sudden disappearance of the manager at an Off-Track Betting parlor has his family, friends, and the police convinced he's met with foul play at the hands of someone he knows.

Transcribed - Published: 13 November 2023

NEW LIMITED SERIES: Dark Arenas

Have you ever thought about whose job it is to track international fugitives, hunt child abductors, conduct espionage, or pull human remains from concealed mass graves? Everyday thousands of good and decent people work in these Dark Arenas. They’ve chosen professions that grapple with the grotesque, deal with the deviant, and dodge the dangerous.

Transcribed - Published: 7 November 2023

MISSING: Reed Jeppson

Reed Jeppson, a Salt Lake City teen, went outside to feed his dogs one Sunday afternoon in 1964 – and vanished, with the dogs, into thin air. Decades later, his heartbroken family still has so many unanswered questions.

Transcribed - Published: 6 November 2023

MURDERED: Patricia Newsom

After nearly 50 years as East Haven, Connecticut’s Jane Doe, police have finally identified the murder victim found behind Bradlees Department Store as 18-year-old Patricia Newsom. Now, they need your help to catch her killer – or killers.

Transcribed - Published: 30 October 2023

MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Molly Young

On March 24th, 2012, Molly Young rushed to her on-again, off-again boyfriend Richie Minton's aid, only to be found dead hours later in his Carbondale, Illinois apartment with a gunshot wound to the head. Did she take her own life, or was she the victim of foul play? With lingering doubts about the investigation's integrity, the search for answers continues.

Transcribed - Published: 23 October 2023

MISSING: Rachel Good

When a young mother vanishes from her small town, alarm bells sound immediately. Local police are on the case, but just a few days into the investigation, the woman’s family discovers that she had been having a secret affair with a married police officer. When that officer turns out to be the lead investigator on the case, speculation runs rampant. Her family is sure she was murdered by this officer, and the motive seems clear. So, why after twenty years does her case remain ice cold?

Transcribed - Published: 16 October 2023

Crime Junkies Help Solve a Case

In May 2021, Crime Junkie covered the 1981 murder of Father Patrick Ryan and the subsequent conviction of James Reyos. Now almost 40 years since James' arrest, officials discovered that there was untested evidence that has been sitting idle...which proved James was innocent and was only uncovered because two Crime Junkies listening to our episode decided to make a little noise.

Transcribed - Published: 10 October 2023

UPDATE: James Reyos Exonerated

In May 2021, Crime Junkie covered the 1981 murder of Father Patrick Ryan and the subsequent conviction of James Reyos. Now almost 40 years since James' arrest, officials discovered that there was untested evidence that has been sitting idle...which proved James was innocent and was only uncovered because two Crime Junkies listening to our episode decided to make a little noise.

Transcribed - Published: 10 October 2023

MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Jade Winston

When 18-year-old Jade Winston is found with a fatal gunshot wound to the head in her Carrier Mills, Illinois, apartment in August 2007, the entire community is stunned, and investigators are split on whether she was murdered or if she took her own life. As rumors fly, a Coroner's Jury rules Jade's death a homicide. But 16 years later, the case is on the shelf, and her family is still desperate to know what happened…and praying that someone will give it the attention it deserves.

Transcribed - Published: 9 October 2023

MYSTERIOUS DEATH: Jade Winston

When 18-year-old Jade Winston is found with a fatal gunshot wound to the head in her Carrier Mills, Illinois, apartment in August 2007, the entire community is stunned, and investigators are split on whether she was murdered or if she took her own life. As rumors fly, a Coroner's Jury rules Jade's death a homicide. But 16 years later, the case is on the shelf, and her family is still desperate to know what happened…and praying that someone will give it the attention it deserves.

Transcribed - Published: 9 October 2023

MURDERED: Deanna Cook

When 32-year-old Deanna Cook is found murdered in her home, her family automatically suspects her ex-husband. But despite a swift arrest, the investigation into her homicide reveals appalling gaps in the Dallas 911 system and the people who failed Deanna when she needed them most.

Transcribed - Published: 2 October 2023

MURDERED: Pherbia “Faye” Tinsley

When Pherbia Tinsley is found shot to death inside her car miles from her apartment in Central Virginia, authorities work fast to try and find her killer. Detectives uncover a handful of wild secrets in the lives of those around Pherbia which only deepen the mystery. Suspects are developed but the questions: who wanted Pherbia dead? and why? still plagues cold case investigators.

Transcribed - Published: 25 September 2023

MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Morgan Patten

When Morgan Patten is killed in a mysterious auto crash while visiting her fiancé in North Carolina, police are quick to call it a tragic accident. But her loved ones believe she was the victim of foul play, and they won’t rest until they learn the truth.

Transcribed - Published: 18 September 2023

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