The Son of Sam case completely rocked the Bronx in the 1970s. Well about 10 years later cops believed there was another serial killer on the loose. The case against Alejandro Henriquez was lacking in hard evidence but the circumstantial evidence was pretty overwhelming. After 28 years he still maintains his innocence but honestly, I'm just not too sure. Moral of this story... where there is smoke, there is usually fire.
On this week’s episode I tell Russ the amazing case of a bad ass girl named Elizabeth Shoaf! Her abductor Vinson Filyaw didn’t know who he was messing with when he abducted this little lady! She has a powerful story of survival and a true will to live. I’m in awe of her bravery and can’t say that I would be as smart if I were in her shoes. Moral of this story... sometimes you have to save yourself! Stay smart, stay alive!
This week I tell Russ about what is probably the most famous cold case in the USA, the murder of Elizabeth Short. Most of you have probably heard of "The Black Dahlia" but don't really know all the details. This murder happened in 1947 and was incredibly gruesome and horrific. There is one man who many believed committed this crime. Honestly, we KNOW he did it! After 72 years no one has been charged and probably never will be. Moral of this story... If you're rich you can get away with anything, even murder!
This story is incredibly creepy. It should have been made into a horror movie already. This is the story of a 17 year old killer named Daniel Laplante. This kid suffered horrible abuse at the hands of the adults in his life that were supposed to protect him and in turn committed crimes that were incredibly weird and utterly detestable. Moral of this story... STOP THEM YOUNG!
Amy Bradley was a 23 year old woman who mysteriously disappeared from Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas in 1998. She was with her family on a vacation one minute and the next she was gone. This case is fascinating with a lot of twists and turns and has had me asking "HOW?" for some time now. Moral of this story... Always trust your first instincts and when you're on vacation NEVER BE ALONE!
This week I tell Russ all about the killer and body snatcher, Ed Gein a.ka. The Butcher of Plainfield. This bizarre and tortured soul was the inspiration for 3 of the most infamous horror film characters of all time. Ed had an extremely dysfunctional and unhealthy relationship with his mother Augusta. In the end he was obsessed with the idea of embodying her....literally. Moral of this story... Moms, GET IT TOGETHER!
On this week's episode I am going to tell Russ the story of Denis Rader a.k.a BTK Strangler. Rader is an American serial killer who killed 10 people in Wichita Kansas in the 70s and 80s but his reign of terror lasted about 30 years! Denis Rader was a family man, good husband, good father and veteran on the outside but underneath he was as sick and twisted as they come. He was a stalker who loved BDSM but took it to another sinister level. I'm not exaggerating when I say I am genuinely afraid of him.... Moral of this story, you don't really know anyone in your life. Even the people you think are closest to you may in fact be a serial killer.
On this week's episode we discuss the infamous serial killer David Berkowitz. 1977 in NYC was a banner year. There was a black out, a heat wave and a serial killer on the loose killing couples and women with long dark hair. He named himself the Son of Sam and claimed that a demon possessed dog told him to kill innocent people. Moral of this story... if a dog starts talking to you get your ass to the Psych emergency room ASAP!
This week we are discussing the infamous serial killer Ed Kemper. The details of his crimes are so horrific, you have to be a real true crime fan to stomach it. All of Ed's crimes stem from the issues he had with his mother. Moral of this story...don't abuse your kids people!