Crime Of Your Life

Jacob Randall

A quiet little podcast that focuses on obscure criminal cases. read less

Looking for Linda Lou Bean
31-07-2021
Looking for Linda Lou Bean
An unsolved missing persons case from 2016 might have a simple explanation. But unanswered questions cast doubt on the story that has been told. - - - Sources - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20160630012150/http://www.arkansasmatters.com:80/news/local-news/family-and-friends-search-for-missing-pike-county-woman“Family and Friends Search for Missing Pike County Woman…” https://www.ark.org/asp/alerts/mnaa/silver.phpArkansas Department of Public Safetyhttps://www.publicpolicerecord.com/arkansas/hotspringsnationalpark-jail/Hentsch_Joseph/1033-15“Hot Springs National Park Arrest Records for Inmate Joseph Steven Hentsch”http://arkansas911news.com/sheriffs-lock-1222016-garland-county/SHERIFF’S LOCK-UP (12/2/2016) – GARLAND COUNTY (Arkansas)https://swarkansasnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2016-05-04.pdf“SEARCH CONTINUES FOR BEAN Arkansas State Police lead investigation” by Heather Grabinhttps://rosterhome.blogspot.com/2016/08/arkansas-court-cases-filed-april-3-2015.htmlArkansas Court Cases, Filed April 3, 2015https://www.ozarksfirst.com/local-news/silver-alert-delight-arkansas/Silver Alert: Delight, Arkansashttps://www.swarkansasnews.com/2016/05/amity-woman-71-still-missing-boyfriend-still-in-jail/“Amity woman, 71, still missing; boyfriend still in jail” by Nashville News Leaderhttp://www.magnoliareporter.com/news_and_business/regional_news/article_d517c3e4-098d-11e6-88f8-a7f7ef07d4eb.html“Silver Alert" out for missing Pike County woman”
The Silent Killing of Betsy Aardsma - Part 2
30-06-2021
The Silent Killing of Betsy Aardsma - Part 2
In 1969, Betsy Aardsma was murdered in the library at Penn State University. The case remains unsolved, but the identity of her killer may exist in the pages of a book called “Murder In The Stacks: Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the Killer Who Got Away.” Featuring author David DeKok. - - - Sources - - - “Murder In The Stacks: Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the Killer Who Got Away” by David DeKok“Murder in the Stacks: 50 years later, still no answers.” by Erin Hoggehttps://www.collegian.psu.edu/news/campus/murder-in-the-stacks-50-years-later-still-no-answers/article_b6280ed6-1a18-11ea-a966-2b1ac6ebcdcb.html"2 Authors peg lancaster native as mystery murderer of 19 year old...Betsy Aardsma"https://lancasteronline.com/news/2-authors-peg-lancaster-native-as-mystery-murderer-of-19-year-old-penn-state-student/article_8f21c2e9-fbfc-5e28-aa5b-f93e046975bc.html"Author David DeKok discusses Penn State's infamous 'Murder in the Stacks': A live chat recap" by Gary Dwight Millerhttps://www.pennlive.com/midstate/2014/08/author_david_dekok_a_live_chat.html"‘Murder in the Stacks’: 45-year-old Betsy Aardsma case intrigues author David DeKok" by Jason Klosehttps://www.centredaily.com/living/article42872370.html"Author, talking in Emmaus, talks about who murdered Betsey at Penn State" by Margie Petersonhttps://www.mcall.com/entertainment/mc-murder-stacks-penn-state-dave-dekok-2-20150413-story.html"The West Michigan Woman At The Heart Of..." by Eric Meier https://k1025.com/betsy-aardsma/"MYSTERY KILLING The chilling unsolved murder of Betsy Aardsma who was butchered in her university library… and the two main suspects have never been tracked down" by Lauren Windlehttps://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/4514592/chilling-unsolved-murder-betsy-aardsma/
Bonus: Tales From Atherton Hall
31-05-2021
Bonus: Tales From Atherton Hall
In this bonus episode, author Phyllis Raybin Emert shares a few more memories from her time at Penn State University shortly after Betsy Aardsma was murdered in 1969. - - - Sources - - - “Murder In The Stacks: Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the Killer Who Got Away” by David DeKok“Murder in the Stacks: 50 years later, still no answers.” by Erin Hoggehttps://www.collegian.psu.edu/news/campus/murder-in-the-stacks-50-years-later-still-no-answers/article_b6280ed6-1a18-11ea-a966-2b1ac6ebcdcb.html"2 Authors peg lancaster native as mystery murderer of 19 year old...Betsy Aardsma"https://lancasteronline.com/news/2-authors-peg-lancaster-native-as-mystery-murderer-of-19-year-old-penn-state-student/article_8f21c2e9-fbfc-5e28-aa5b-f93e046975bc.html"Author David DeKok discusses Penn State's infamous 'Murder in the Stacks': A live chat recap" by Gary Dwight Millerhttps://www.pennlive.com/midstate/2014/08/author_david_dekok_a_live_chat.html"‘Murder in the Stacks’: 45-year-old Betsy Aardsma case intrigues author David DeKok" by Jason Klosehttps://www.centredaily.com/living/article42872370.html"Author, talking in Emmaus, talks about who murdered Betsey at Penn State" by Margie Petersonhttps://www.mcall.com/entertainment/mc-murder-stacks-penn-state-dave-dekok-2-20150413-story.html"The West Michigan Woman At The Heart Of..." by Eric Meier https://k1025.com/betsy-aardsma/"MYSTERY KILLING The chilling unsolved murder of Betsy Aardsma who was butchered in her university library… and the two main suspects have never been tracked down" by Lauren Windlehttps://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/4514592/chilling-unsolved-murder-betsy-aardsma/
The Silent Killing of Betsy Aardsma - Part 1
25-04-2021
The Silent Killing of Betsy Aardsma - Part 1
Over 50 years have passed since a bright young woman named Betsy Aardsma was found murdered in the library at Penn State University. Her killer has never been brought to justice, and the mystery behind her death has become a legend. In this episode of Crime Of Your Life, we speak to a former student who remembers the crime. Featuring mystery author Phyllis Raybin Emert.- - - Sources - - - “Murder In The Stacks: Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the Killer Who Got Away” by David DeKok“Murder in the Stacks: 50 years later, still no answers.” by Erin Hoggehttps://www.collegian.psu.edu/news/campus/murder-in-the-stacks-50-years-later-still-no-answers/article_b6280ed6-1a18-11ea-a966-2b1ac6ebcdcb.html"2 Authors peg lancaster native as mystery murderer of 19 year old...Betsy Aardsma"https://lancasteronline.com/news/2-authors-peg-lancaster-native-as-mystery-murderer-of-19-year-old-penn-state-student/article_8f21c2e9-fbfc-5e28-aa5b-f93e046975bc.html"Author David DeKok discusses Penn State's infamous 'Murder in the Stacks': A live chat recap" by Gary Dwight Millerhttps://www.pennlive.com/midstate/2014/08/author_david_dekok_a_live_chat.html"‘Murder in the Stacks’: 45-year-old Betsy Aardsma case intrigues author David DeKok" by Jason Klosehttps://www.centredaily.com/living/article42872370.html"Author, talking in Emmaus, talks about who murdered Betsey at Penn State" by Margie Petersonhttps://www.mcall.com/entertainment/mc-murder-stacks-penn-state-dave-dekok-2-20150413-story.html"The West Michigan Woman At The Heart Of..." by Eric Meier https://k1025.com/betsy-aardsma/"MYSTERY KILLING The chilling unsolved murder of Betsy Aardsma who was butchered in her university library… and the two main suspects have never been tracked down" by Lauren Windlehttps://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/4514592/chilling-unsolved-murder-betsy-aardsma/
The Disappearing Story of Margie Ada Snead
01-03-2021
The Disappearing Story of Margie Ada Snead
A young woman named Margie Ada Snead went missing in 1974. The story behind her case has also disappeared. But we only need a few additional details to piece together a new narrative. It's worth a try, isn't it? - - - Sources - - - * Many of the following are included in previous episode https://www.thv11.com/article/news/little-rock-man-still-missing-after-search-continues-for-10-days/91-76417ac7-991a-4cb1-b45e-f90e3e28bead“Little Rock man still missing after running errands over a week ago” by Mercedes Mackayhttps://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/arkansas-news/search-team-brings-in-dogs-to-search-for-missing-arkansas-man/“Search team brings in dogs to search for missing Arkansas man” by Haylee Brookshttps://katv.com/news/local/police-searching-for-missing-little-rock-man-last-seen-2-weeks-ago“Police searching for missing Little Rock man last seen nearly 2 weeks ago” - KATV https://www.facebook.com/HotSpringsPD/“MISSING PERSON” - Posted on December 14th, 2020 - Hot Springs Police Department (Arkansas)https://www.dps.arkansas.gov/crime-info-support/arkansas-crime-information-center/community-information/missing-persons-information/https://neverforgotten.ar.gov/home/details/287 Margie Ada Snead - Missing Personhttps://neverforgotten.ar.gov/home/details/359Serinity Lashay Hosey - Missing Personhttp://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3666dfar.htmlhttps://truecrimeandanimereviews.home.blog/2019/08/29/ted-bundy-unknown-victims-list/https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/pulaski-county-deputies-investigating-body-found-in-murray-lock-dam/“ Pulaski County deputies investigating body found floating in Murray Lock & Dam” by THV11 Digialhttps://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2021/jan/29/deputies-id-body-man-found-arkansas-river/“Man's body found in Arkansas River near bridge” by Neal Earley
Red in the River Valley
19-09-2020
Red in the River Valley
In this follow up to "Who Killed Melissa Witt?" we take a look at other disturbing crimes that occurred in Arkansas around the same time the young woman was murdered.- - - Sources - - -https://www.texastribune.org/2019/08/21/larry-swearingen-execution-texas/“Texas executed Larry Swearingen for a 1998 Texas slaying…” by Jolie McCullough https://www.aymag.com/murder-mystery-mickey-mouse-killer-part-1/ “The Mickey Mouse Killer parts 1 and 2” by Janie Jones http://www.magnoliareporter.com/news_and_business/regional_news/article_0bb091f8-d1e8-11e9-8fc3-aff0a3a5adc8.html “NW Arkansas Killer dies in Prison…” By Grant Merrillhttp://insidefortsmith.com/2019/09/06/serial-killer-linked-to-area-murders-dies-in-prison/“Serial killer linked to area murders dies in prison” by Grant Merrillhttps://www.5newsonline.com/article/news/local/outreach/back-to-school/melissa-witts-body-found-22-years-ago-investigation-still-open/527-5556593c-22df-4077-b6c3-e7fd7f041f33“Melissa Witt’s Body Found 22 Years Ago; Investigation Still Open” by Jo Ellison https://www.4029tv.com/article/mother-marks-21-years-since-morgan-nicks-kidnapping/4463098“Mother marks 21 years since Morgan Nick’s kidnapping” Additional information from: morgannickfoundation.comhttps://innocenceproject.org/state-of-texas-executes-innocence-project-client-larry-swearingen-after-u-s-supreme-court-denies-stay/https://charleyproject.org/case/morgan-chauntel-nickA&E Cold Case Files - Season 4, Episode 12 “The Monster/A Cousin’s Promise” Air date: March 19th, 2002
Who Killed Melissa Witt?
10-09-2020
Who Killed Melissa Witt?
In late 1994, a young woman was abducted in Arkansas. Weeks later, her body was discovered in the Ozark National Forest. Today, the identity of her killer is still a mystery.- - - Sources - - - https://www.swtimes.com/entertainmentlife/20170129/documentary-tells-story-of-melissa-witt “Documentary crew seeking information In Missy Witt abduction, death” by Scott SmithSouthwest Times Record - Archives “Sketch drawn in Witt Case” by D.J Peters - December 14th, 1994“Police ask for help finding Witt witness” by Tom Mashall - May 17th, 1995https://dosouthmagazine.com/justice-for-missy-witt/ - “Justice for Missy Witt” by Marla Cantrellhttps://www.aymag.com/murder-mystery-mickey-mouse-killer-part-1/ “The Mickey Mouse Killer parts 1 and 2” by Janie Jones https://tulsaworld.com/archive/murder-kidnapping-frustrating-cases-for-law-officer/article_83a55765-61ac-5ff1-8508-04357a21eb04.html“Murder, Kidnapping Frustrating Cases for Law Office” by Brenda Kilby https://library.uafs.edu/sites/librarydev.uafs.edu/files/Departments/university_newspapers/un_1995_2-16.pdfArchives - The Student Newspaper of Westark Community College (December, 1994 - February, 1995) Authors: Staci L. Chilcoat, Leanna Humphries, Staff Editorial Board https://www.5newsonline.com/article/news/local/outreach/back-to-school/melissa-witts-body-found-22-years-ago-investigation-still-open/527-5556593c-22df-4077-b6c3-e7fd7f041f33“Melissa Witt’s Body Found 22 Years Ago; Investigation Still Open” by Jo Ellison Additional Information: WhoKilledMelissaWitt.com and the “Who Killed Missy Witt?” Facebook Page - by LaDonna Humphrey https://www.leagle.com/decision/19972280954fsupp132612114Carolyn Sue PARNELL, Administratrix of the Estate of Melissa Ann Witt, Deceased, Plaintiff, v. C & N BOWL CORPORATION, INC. d/b/a Bowling World of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Defendant. (February 4th, 1997)