True Crime Society

True Crime Society

Listen in as Stephanie and Olivia from the popular True Crime Society social media accounts chat about the latest cases taking the internet by storm. In this casual and conversational podcast, the hosts breakdown timelines and go over the most popular (and sometimes ridiculous) theories. read less
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The Gruesome Murder of 12-Year-Old Shanda Sharer
4d ago
The Gruesome Murder of 12-Year-Old Shanda Sharer
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS. (7:41) - Small Rex Heuermann update(12:24) - Shanda Sharer In 1992, 12-year-old Shanda Sharer was finding her way growing up in Indiana. She dealt with bullying at school that would eventually escalate into one the most heinous murders in the state. In January 1992, four girls between the ages of 15-17 decided "to teach Shanda a lesson." One of the girls, Melinda Loveless, was jealous of Shanda's new relationship. The girls went to Shanda’s home late at night and convinced her to leave with them. Over the next several hours, they would torture, sexually assault and beat Shanda to the brink of death before setting her on fire with gasoline. They left her to die on the side of a road. After the murder, the girls went to McDonald's and giggled because their breakfast sausages reminded them of Shanda's burnt body. In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss the horrific torture and murder of 12 year-old Shanda Sharer. Read our blog for Shanda’s case We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support   This episode is sponsored by:  IQBar - Refuel smarter with IQBAR’s Ultimate Sampler Pack. That’s 7 IQBARs, 4 IQMIX sticks, and 4 IQJOE sticks. TCS listeners get 20% off all IQBAR products, plus get FREE shipping. To get your 20% off, just text CRIME to sixty-four thousand.Smalls - Are you still feeding your cat kibble?  Smalls Cat Food is protein packed recipes made with preservative free ingredients you’d find in your fridge… and it’s delivered right to your door.  That’s why Veterinarians.org rates Smalls 10 out of 10 for ingredient quality.  Head to Smalls.com/TCS and use promo code TCS at checkout for 50% off your first order PLUS free shipping! Dipsea - Enemies to lovers. Chance encounters. A slow burn. Or friends become...more. Whatever your favorite romance trope, Dipsea has a spicy audio story just for you. Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/tcs
A game, a note, and a fall | The Death of Rey Rivera
Jun 6 2024
A game, a note, and a fall | The Death of Rey Rivera
Timestamps (6:40) - Chad Daybell update(8:27) - Rey Rivera In the early months of 2006, Rey Rivera’s wife Alison said he seemed stressed and paranoid but he wouldn't elaborate on what was bothering him.  On two nights in May 2006, the alarm in the couple’s home went off in the early morning hours. Alison said Rey seemed terrified, even though police suggested a squirrel triggered the alarm. Alison left on a business trip that month and a friend of hers, Claudia was staying at their home. Claudia said Rey got a phone call and she heard him yell ‘Oh shit!’ He ran out of the house and was never seen alive again. When Alison couldn't get in touch with Rey, she cut her business trip short. Rey’s body was found in the conference room of the Belvedere Hotel on May 24, 2006. The circumstances surrounding his death have been debated online for many years. Did Rey take his own life or was there something else going on?  A mysterious note was found taped to Rey’s computer after his death and we run through the contents of the note in this episode.  Read our blog for Rey’s case We are now on Patreon! Thank you for your support This episode is sponsored by: Thrive Market - Thrive Market is our go-to for all of my grocery and household essentials, and the convenience of ordering everything on their website or app and getting everything delivered to the doorstep quickly is a huge stress reliever! Save time and money and shop Thrive Market today. Go to ThriveMarket.com/tcs for 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift! That’s ThriveMarket.com.tcs
Sugar Baby Murders | Mackenzie Lueck & Lily Guyvoronsky
May 30 2024
Sugar Baby Murders | Mackenzie Lueck & Lily Guyvoronsky
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS. (9:40) - Mica Miller follow up(16:25) - Sugar Baby Murders In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss two cases of young women who were murdered by their ‘sugar daddies’. Sugar dating is a pseudo-romantic relationship between an older wealthy person and a younger, usually significantly poorer, person. Many sugar babies are college/university students who are looking for a way to pay off their debt. Mackenzie Lueck met Ayoola Ajayi online in 2019. The two planned to meet up after her flight home for her grandmother's funeral. But, Ayoola had ulterior motives and planned to murder her. When Mackenzie got to his home, he tied her up and strangled her. Ayoola then attempted to burn Mackenzie’s remains and belongings in his backyard, in full view of his AirBnB renter and neighbors.  Liliya (Lily) Guyvoronsky (20) had been dating Bothell City Council member James McNeal (58) for months. James recently left his wife and three children to be with her. Lily detailed their relationship in her diary and in messages to her friends. 'He is really controlling and I can tell he thinks I'm stupid because I am young,' she wrote. In April 2024, the two got into an argument and James allegedly killed Lily. James called his attorney to the scene who called 911 to report the murder. James is currently in jail awaiting trial, scheduled for July.   Read our blog for these cases We are now on Patreon! Thank you for your support This episode is sponsored by: Discover why Stephen King is raving about the blockbuster new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Emiko Jean. He says “The Return of Ellie Black is a page-turning suspense novel, a shrewd character study, and a captivating mystery, all at the same time. I couldn’t put it down until I’d experienced every last twist and turn.” Read The Return of Ellie Black by Emiko Jean, available wherever books are sold.
The Death of Mica Miller - Who is to Blame?
May 23 2024
The Death of Mica Miller - Who is to Blame?
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS. (6:34) - Mica Miller Start On April 27, 2024, Mica Miller called 911 and asked the operator if her cell phone location could be traced.  When the operator confirmed that her location was known, Mica hung up and allegedly shot herself in the head. So, Mica’s death was clearly a suicide, right?  Except, there was a lot going on leading up to her death.  The FBI have now been called into investigate the circumstances surrounding Mica’s death. Mica was married to high-profile Pastor John-Paul Miller.  The two were going through a tumultuous breakup.  Mica found four tracking devices on her vehicle.  Her family have filed an affidavit in regards to her estate, and they claim Mica said ‘If I end up with a bullet in my head, it was not by me, it was JP.’  John-Paul also attempted to enter Mica’s home after her death and he was stopped by the building manager.   Why are the FBI involved?  John-Paul has temporarily been stood down from his pastoral duties at the Solid Rock Church. In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss the death of Mica Miller.  Read our blog for this case We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support This episode is sponsored by: IQBar - Refuel smarter with IQBAR’s Ultimate Sampler Pack. That’s 7 IQBARs, 4 IQMIX sticks, and 4 IQJOE sticks. To get your twenty percent off, just text CRIME to sixty-four thousand. Get your discount. Text CRIME to sixty-four thousand. Message and data rates may apply. See terms for details.Discover why Stephen King is raving about the blockbuster new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Emiko Jean.  He says “The Return of Ellie Black is a page-turning suspense novel, a shrewd character study, and a captivating mystery, all at the same time. I couldn’t put it down until I’d experienced every last twist and turn.” Read The Return of Ellie Black by Emiko Jean, available wherever books are sold.Dipsea is an app full of hundreds of short, spicy audio stories. For listeners of the show, Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/tcs
Moms Who Murder | Jasmine Thomas & Savannah Kriger
May 16 2024
Moms Who Murder | Jasmine Thomas & Savannah Kriger
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS. (10:26) - Delphi & Suzanne Morphew Updates(27:36) - Moms who murder A mother’s role is to protect her children and to keep them safe in all situations.  Sometimes though, things go very wrong within the family unit. Australian mother Jasmine Thomas had been struggling following the pandemic.  She suffered from depression after the births of her two children and the pandemic made her increasingly paranoid.  One night in 2022, she told her husband that she was taking their two daughters to McDonald’s.  After getting McDonald's, Jasmine drove her children to a remote area off the highway and set the vehicle on fire with her and the children inside.  All three of them died within minutes. Texas woman Savannah Kriger was going through a messy divorce with her husband Brian.  A custody hearing regarding their son Kaiden was scheduled in March 2024.  On the day of the hearing, Savannah went to Brian’s home and destroyed every piece of clothing that he owned.  She then shot bullets through her wedding portraits and laid her wedding dresses out on the bed.  She picked up Kaiden from daycare and made him call Brian to say goodbye.  She then shot her son before taking her own life. In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss the cases of two mothers who murder – Jasmine Thomas and Savannah Kriger.  Read our blog for these cases There have also been updates in two previously covered cases and we also discuss: The delay of Richard Allen’s trial.  Richard is accused of killing Delphi teens Liberty German and Abigail Williams.  His trial was due to start in mid May and has now been pushed out to later in 2024.Suzanne Morphew’s autopsy results have come back.  Suzanne went missing on Mother’s Day in 2020 and her remains were found last year.  Suzanne’s cause of death has been determined as “Homicide by undetermined means in the setting of butorphanol, azaperone, and medetomidine (BAM)  intoxication.”  BAM is a potent tranquilizer that only licensed veterinarians can prescribe.  Interestingly, Suzanne’s husband Barry had access to BAM for hunting purposes. We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support This episode is sponsored by: IQBar - Refuel smarter with IQBAR’s Ultimate Sampler Pack. That’s 7 IQBARs, 4 IQMIX sticks, and 4 IQJOE sticks. To get your twenty percent off, just text CRIME to sixty-four thousand. Get your discount. Text CRIME to sixty-four thousand. Message and data rates may apply. See terms for details.
The Springfield Three | Unsolved 32 Years Later
May 9 2024
The Springfield Three | Unsolved 32 Years Later
Timestamps: (9:56) - Springfield Three How can three women simply vanish? On June 7, 1992, Suzie Streeter and her friend Stacy McCall were celebrating their high school graduation.  They went to multiple parties and caught up with friends.  After police were called to one of the parties, the two girls decided to call it a night and headed back to Suzie’s home to spend the night. Suzie and Stacy made it back to the house - their vehicles, purses and other belongings were there.  What happened after they got home is unknown to this day.  The girls along with Suzie’s mother, Sherrill Levitt, vanished and are still missing 32 years later. Police have said the blinds were pulled back as if the women had been looking outside just before they disappeared.  It is believed that Stacy left the home only wearing a t-shirt and underwear, as all of her other belongings are accounted for.   A lamp shade on the front porch of the home was broken but there were no other signs of a struggle.   In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss the cold case disappearance of The Springfield Three. Read our blog for this case We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support This episode is sponsored by: FUM - Start The Good Habit by going to TryFum.com/tcs and getting the Journey pack today.  Fum is giving listeners of the show 10% off with code tcs.Thrive Market - Join in on the savings with Thrive Market today and get 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift.  Go to ThriveMarket.com/tcs Dipsea - Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/TCS
Brian Cohee hid Warren Barnes' dismembered remains in his closet for his mother to find
Apr 25 2024
Brian Cohee hid Warren Barnes' dismembered remains in his closet for his mother to find
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS. (6:25) Gypsy update(9:50) Bryan Kohberger stargazes(23:02) Brian Cohee Brian Cohee II was a troubled teen who suffered from mental disorders and was interested in “death and morbidity. In February 2021, after a movie night with his parents, Brian left their home in search of a victim.  He came across a homeless man named Warren Barnes sleeping under a bridge.  Brian stabbed Warren multiple times with a kitchen knife before decapitating and dismembering him.  Brian put Warren’s head and hands in a bag and took them home with him - stashing them in his closet . Brian’s mother Terri came across the bag covered in maggots days later.   She called police immediately and they arrived to question Brian.  There is infamous shocking footage of Brian confidently admitting to the murder. “Police, they don’t seem to care as much about high-risk individuals: homeless people, prostitutes, etc,” he said. “So I was deliberately looking for someone who lived that type of life.” “I’m like, that’s a homeless person, so I grabbed my knife, I put on three layers of gloves because plastic gloves can betray their users because they’re so thin…I took the knife, I pulled back the canvas and I stabbed his neck,” he later said. Read our blog for this case In other news, Bryan Kohberger and his team have released some more information about his alibi on the night of the Moscow murders.  He was apparently driving around, looking at the moon and stars.  We discuss this groundbreaking alibi in this episode. We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support  This episode is sponsored by: IQBAR - Refuel smarter with IQBAR’s Ultimate Sampler Pack. Text CRIME to 64-000 for 20% off all IQBAR products. Message and data rates may apply. See terms for details.Quince – Indulge in affordable luxury!  Go to Quince.com/tcs for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns.
Missing Women Veronica Butler & Jilian Kelley Murdered By "God's Misfits"
Apr 18 2024
Missing Women Veronica Butler & Jilian Kelley Murdered By "God's Misfits"
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS. (8:32) - OJ Simpson’s death (14:07) - Dylan Rounds(17:24) - Crumbley Update(22:34) - Veronica Butler & Jilian Kelley Veronica Butler was involved in a fierce custody battle with her ex regarding their two children. Over the years, there had been allegations of abuse by other family members. In March 2024, Veronica was only able to see her children via supervised visits due to the allegations. On March 30, Veronica set out with Jilian Kelley to pick up her children to attend a birthday party.  Jilian was an acquaintance who had been allowed by the court to supervise Veronica’s visits with her children.   The two women would never arrive to pick up the children.  Their vehicle was found abandoned in a remote area. Pools of blood, a hammer and gun paraphernalia was found at the scene.  Four people have now been arrested in relation to this case.  They are Tad Cullum, Tifany Adams, Cole Twombly, and Cora Twombly.  This case is a very tangled web - Tifany was Veronica’s ex-mother-in-law.  The newly released affidavit suggests that the women were murdered because Tifany was concerned that Veronica would soon be granted unsupervised visitation with the kids.   In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss the brutal murders of Veronica Butler and Jilian Kelley. Read our blog for this case We also discuss: OJ Simpson DiedThe body of missing teen Dylan Rounds has just been recovered.   Dylan’s alleged murderer led police to his remains in early April 2024. Jennifer and James Crumbley, parents of school shooter Ethan Crumbley, have been sentenced for their role in the massacre.  We are now on Patreon! Thank you for your support This episode is sponsored by:  Thrive Market - Join in on the savings with Thrive Market today and get 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift.  Go to ThriveMarket.com/tcs
Missing 15-year-old Sebastian Rogers
Apr 11 2024
Missing 15-year-old Sebastian Rogers
F YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS. (9:14) - Gypsy Rose Updates(17:50) - Sebastian Rogers Sebastian Rogers (15) was last seen by his mother Katie Proudfoot on the night of February 25, 2024.  Katie has said that he did his chores and went into his bedroom.  At around 10pm, she called for him to go to sleep.   As some background into Sebastian, he is autistic and has been described as “very smart” and “not a mischievous child by any means.” Sebastian has limited social skills and at Christmas time is said to have asked for some friends. When Katie went in at 6am the following morning to wake Sebastian, he was not in his room.  No trace of him has been found since. The search for Sebastian has been elaborate and comprehensive.  At one point, investigators played his favorite song ‘Eye of the Tiger’ in an effort to lure him out of any hiding spot.  Police also searched a landfill after a garbage collector said a trash can from Sebastian’s neighborhood felt heavier than usual.   Now, more than six weeks later, Sebastian is still missing.  Did he run away and has somehow managed to survive with no phone, money or other essentials?  Or did something happen to Sebastian inside his family home?   In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we the disappearance of teenager Sebastian Rogers.   Read our blog for this case We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support This episode is sponsored: IQBAR - Refuel smarter with IQBAR’s Ultimate Sampler Pack. Text CRIME to 64-000 for 20% off all IQBAR products. Message and data rates may apply. See terms for details.
Ruby Franke believed her children were possessed by demons | John & Jane Doe cases
Apr 4 2024
Ruby Franke believed her children were possessed by demons | John & Jane Doe cases
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS. Ruby Franke (8:28)Doe Cases (35:17) The diaries of former mommy YouTuber Ruby Franke have been released and go into detail about how she abused her children.  Ruby believed they were possessed by demons and repeatedly wrote that her son and daughter were the “spawns of Satan." In a July 2023 entry about her son, Ruby wrote: “I will not feed a demon.”  The children were found emaciated and injured in August 2023.  Ruby has since pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated child abuse and will serve her sentence in a Utah prison.  She may face decades behind bars. In this age of technology and DNA advancements, it is unbelievable that some unidentified John and Jane Doe cases have never gotten their names back.  We discuss two such cases in this episode.  In June 2020, the remains of a male and female were found in Pinos Altos, New Mexico.  A gun and suicide notes were found near their skeletonized remains.   In August 2021 in Wadesboro, North Carolina, a barely clothed female was seen on a trail cam in the middle of the night, in the woods.  Her remains were found the following year and she remains unidentified as of the time of recording.  Could this Jane Doe be missing woman Amber Rae Johnston?  In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss updates in the Ruby Franke child abuse case as well as some Jane and John Doe cases. Read our blogs for these cases –  Ruby Franke Doe Cases We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support This episode is sponsored by: FUM - Start the year off right with The Good Habit by going to TryFum.com/tcs and getting the Journey pack today. Fum is giving listeners of the show 10% off with code TCS
Just Another Scammy Cult | Twin Flames Universe
Mar 28 2024
Just Another Scammy Cult | Twin Flames Universe
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS. (6:55) - Twin Flames Universe Jeff Ayan met Megan Plante online in 2012.  The couple had similar interests and were both interested in spirituality.  Megan was studying under a spiritual guide at the time, and that person advised her that her spiritual name should be Shaleia.  Megan has gone by that name ever since. Jeff and Shaleia moved in together and soon began to form ‘Twin Flames Universe’.   A Twin Flame is a term that has been used to describe two people who are equals.  Twin Flames are meant to push the other in their journey of self-discovery. Jeff and Shaleia have allegedly urged their followers to pursue their twin flame matches, regardless of the law.  Some of their followers have been told to ignore restraining orders in order to match with their flame.  Twin Flames Universe followers sometimes pay thousands of dollars for information from Jeff and Shaleia.  One former devotee even had to declare bankruptcy after spending all of her money and up to ten hours per day studying Jeff and Shaleia’s teachings.  Vanity Fair journalist Alice Hines described the classes as “a therapeutic-spiritual reality show”. Is Twin Flames Universe a cult?  Jeff has denied that is it.  He told VICE “We created an organization of love and harmony which heals and enriches everyone in it and everyone who is connected to anyone in it.” In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss Twin Flames Universe.   Read our blog for this case We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support
The Mysterious Deaths of Kris Kremers & Lisanne Froon | 10 Year Anniversary
Mar 21 2024
The Mysterious Deaths of Kris Kremers & Lisanne Froon | 10 Year Anniversary
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS. (10:03) James Crumbley verdict, Moscow madness(17:45) Kris Kremers & Lisanne Froon Dutch tourists Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon arrived in Boquete, Panama in March 2014. They had prearranged to volunteer at a local school and were excited to spend time in the beautiful country.  When they went to the school to start their work, they were told there was no place for them. They were disappointed and looked for ways to fill their days. On April 1, 2014, Kris and Lisanne went for a hike on the El Pianista Trail. They were only planning to spend a few hours there and took no supplies with them. They headed onto the trail and were never seen alive again. Months later, some of their belongings were found, including their phones and a camera.  Investigators determined that they had attempted to make emergency calls from their phones for days after the hike, but the calls never connected.  There were many interesting photos found on the camera, including 90 photos taken in a short period, one week after they went missing.  One photo was found to have been deleted from the camera and authorities have never been able to recover it. Some remains of Kris and Lisanne were eventually found. Panamanian authorities have never released full autopsies for the women.   In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss the mysterious deaths of Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon.          Read our blog for this case We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support This episode is sponsored by: Thrive Market - Join in on the savings with Thrive Market today and get 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift.  Goto ThriveMarket.com/tcs
Moms Who Murder (Arson) | Birdie Pruessner & Anne Muhoro
Mar 14 2024
Moms Who Murder (Arson) | Birdie Pruessner & Anne Muhoro
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS. (12:45) Sarah Sweeney(16:20) Lacey Overby(29:51) Birdie Pruessner & Anne Muhoro Birdie Pruessner had four beautiful children that seemed to be the center of her universe.  She made many social media posts about how much she loved her children.  In February 2024,  Birdie posted many times in one day.  One post read: ‘All my kids, peacefully sleeping in my bed. Curled up together. Knowing they are loved so fiercely that I’d do absolutely anything for them. This is my favorite moment.’ Soon after that post, a fire broke out in Birdie’s home.  She passed away, along with her children and family pets.  Many people started pointing fingers at Birdie’s ex-partners.   Police quickly determined that Birdie was the one to start the fire.  It is thought she set a mattress in the home alight.  She left a suicide note in her minivan.  Birdie’s family have said that she got to an awful place, one that resulted in tragic consequences. Anne Muhoro lived on the opposite side of the world to Birdie, in Canberra, Australia.  Anne and her ex-partner George had a tumultuous relationship and had been fighting in court for years over the custody of their two children. Early one February morning, Anne turned off the electricity to their home and removed the batteries from smoke detectors.  She then set a series of fires in the home, killing herself and her two young children.  Anne died from the effects of the fire, but investigators were not able to determine how the children died – did Anne murder them prior to the blaze? In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss two cases of Moms Who Murder – Birdie Pruessner and Anne Muhoro.        Read our blog for these cases In this episode, we also discuss two updates from previously covered cases.  The cause of death for Sarah Sweeney has come back as an overdose of medication.  And, Lacey Overby has given another update about her alleged abduction.   We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support This episode is sponsored by: IQBAR - Refuel smarter with IQBAR’s Ultimate Sampler Pack. Text CRIME to 64-000 for 20% off all IQBAR products. Message and data rates may apply. See terms for details.Quince – Indulge in affordable luxury!  Go to Quince.com/tcs for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns.
Kids Who Kill | Mashenka Reid & Gavin Smith
Mar 7 2024
Kids Who Kill | Mashenka Reid & Gavin Smith
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS. (12:02) - Mashenka Reid/ Gavin Smit Mashenka Reid’s mother left their family in late 2023.  After that, Mashenka, at age 17, was asked by her father to stay home from school most days in order to care for her younger, disabled siblings.  In February 2024, Mashenka asked her father to goto the store to get pizza ingredients.  While he was gone, Mashenka got online and figured out how to use her father’s gun.  When he returned home from the store, Mashenka allegedly shot both him and her little brother dead.  In the height of the Covid Lockdown in 2020, Gavin Smith’s family forbade him to see his girlfriend, Rebecca.  Gavin was 16 at the time.  Investigators would later find over 15,000 Facebook messages between the two.  In December 2020, Gavin called Rebecca on FaceTime – he was holding a gun and a knife.  Rebecca encouraged Gavin to kill his family so that the two could be together.  Gavin murdered his mother, step-father and two younger brothers while on the call.  After the murders, Gavin texted Rebecca and said “Ok baby, I’m a murderer. In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss two cases of Kids Who Kill – Mashenka Reid and Gavin Smith.      Read our blogs for these cases We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support This episode is sponsored by: FUM – Start the year off right with The Good Habit by going to TryFum.com/tcs and getting the Journey pack today.  Fum is giving listeners of the show 10% off with code tcs. Cerebral - Cerebral is here to help you achieve your mental wellness goals with professional therapy and medication management support – 100% online.  Go to Cerebral.com/podcast and use code TCS to get 15% off your first month
The Abduction & Murder of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham
Feb 29 2024
The Abduction & Murder of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS. (8:38) Harmony Montgomery Update(13:12) Audrii Cunningham(47:25) Charlotte Sena On February 15, 2024, an Amber Alert was issued for missing 11 year-old Audrii Cunningham, in Livingston, Texas.  Police initially said that Audrii had been dropped off to a bus stop earlier that morning and had never made it to school.  The last person said to be seen with Audrii was Don ‘Steven’ McDougal. Steven’s long rap sheet for unrelated crimes quickly became public and many pointed the finger at him.  Steven began commenting on the True Crime Society Facebook page, protesting his innocence.  “I was there and was questioned. I am not running or hiding,” he wrote before commenting again and saying, “I have done everything I can to help find her. I have done nothing wrong.” Audrii’s tiny body was found in a river on Tuesday February 20, 2024.  She had been weighed down before being dumped. Steven McDougal has been charged with Audrii’s murder.  In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss the abduction and murder of Audrii Cunningham.    Read our blog for this case We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support This episode is sponsored by: IQBAR - Refuel smarter with IQBAR’s Ultimate Sampler Pack. Text CRIME to 64-000 for 20% off all IQBAR products. Message and data rates may apply. See terms for details.Dipsea - Dipsea is an app full of hundreds of short, sexy audio stories designed by women for women. Visit Dipseastories.com/tcs for 30 days of full access for free.
Abduction or Hoax? | Lacey Overby & Denise Huskins
Feb 22 2024
Abduction or Hoax? | Lacey Overby & Denise Huskins
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS. (9:33) - Start Texas nurse Lacey Lyn Overby allegedly decided to help a homeless man on February 1, 2024 by buying him some food. She alleges that as she opened her car window to hand the food to him, he reached in, opened the door to her vehicle and abducted her. She managed to send a text to her daughter with their code words ‘purple pancakes’, so her family knew she was in trouble. She also managed to text a description of her abductor. This man allegedly forced Lacey to drive hours to the Mexican border. Just before they got there, he told her to drive over the border for 20 miles. He then got out of the car. Lacey was found by authorities, waiting alone in her car, in line to cross the border.   Since Lacey’s safe recovery, there have been no updates from police, leading many to speculate if this was a true abduction or not. In 2015, Denise Huskins was in bed asleep with her boyfriend Aaron Quinn in California. They were awoken with lasers being pointed on their wall. The couple were bound and their eyes were covered with blacked out goggles. Aaron was warned that if he called police, there would be consequences. Denise was then abducted. Two days later, Denise’s abductor released her outside of her family home. Police did not believe Aaron and Denise’s stories and accused them publicly of lying and wasting police resources. The couple eventually received a multi-million dollar settlement when their story was proven to be true and a man was arrested. In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss the possible abduction of Lacey Lyn Overby, as well as the abduction and recovery of Denise Huskins.     Read our blogs for these cases:  Lacey OverbyDenise Huskins We are now on Patreon! Thank you for your support. This episode is sponsored by: CookUnity - Experience chef-quality meals every week delivered right to your door. Go to CookUnity.com/tcs or use code TCS before checkout for 50% off your first week.
The Disgraced Return to Nature Funeral Home
Feb 15 2024
The Disgraced Return to Nature Funeral Home
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CRIME CONTENT, PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS: (10:58) - Crime updates - Jennifer Crumbley Update (16:58) - Return to Nature Funeral Home In October 2023, a complaint was made against the ‘Return to Nature’ Funeral Home in Colorado after a foul odor was reported coming from the building.  The owner Jon Hallford, told authorities that the odor was caused by taxidermy that he had been practicing. When authorities went to inspect the building, what they found was horrific and almost beyond description.  189 bodies had been left to rot, at room temperature in the funeral home.  They had been stacked on top of each other, and some of the remains had been there for years.  An investigation showed that many families had been given cement dust instead of the cremains of their loved ones.  Jon Hallford and his wife Carie have been charged with 190 counts of abusing a corpse.  In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss the horrific fall of Jon and Carie Hallford and the Return to Nature Funeral Home.  Read our blog for this case Jennifer Crumbley, the mother of school shooter Ethan Crumbley, was recently convicted of four counts of involuntary manslaughter in relation to the case.  We discuss this update in this episode also. We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support This episode is sponsored by – Thrive Market – Join in on the savings with Thrive Market today and get 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift.  Goto ThriveMarket.com/tcs
The Strange Deaths of Grace Holland & Sarah Sweeney
Feb 8 2024
The Strange Deaths of Grace Holland & Sarah Sweeney
Timestamps (14:31) Crime updates - Andie Rosafort, Jennifer Crumbley Trial(23:32) Grace Holland & Sarah Sweeney TW – pregnancy loss and domestic abuse. Missouri woman Grace Holland fell in love with Fire Captain Robert Daus and they began to make a life together.  They were engaged and had blended their families together.  Grace and Robert had just purchased a new home together in 2020 and were making preparations to move in. Things were not what they appeared on the surface.  Robert was allegedly verbally and emotionally abusive to Grace.  Court documents show angry and abusive texts that Robert sent to her and he allegedly offered her money to abort their baby. Nobody knows what happened in the hours leading up to July 22, 2020.  That morning,  Grace died from a gunshot wound to the head.  It was eventually determined by authorities to have been self-inflicted, although her family have always thought otherwise. Robert moved on after Grace’s death and he became involved with a successful doctor, Sarah Sweeney.  In January 2024,  Sarah was found dead in the home that Robert and Grace had previously purchased.  Her cause of death is currently pending. In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss the deaths of Grace Holland and Sarah Sweeney.  One man, two dead women – coincidence or more to the story? Read our blog for these cases  - https://truecrimesocietyblog.com/2024/02/06/one-man-two-dead-women-coincidence-or-more/ We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support. This episode is sponsored by – ExpressVPN – Stop missing out on great TV and get thousands of new shows with ExpressVPN.  Visit ExpressVPN.com/tcs to get three extra months completely free.Dipsea – Dipsea is an app full of hundreds of short, sexy audio stories designed by women for women. Visit Dipseastories.com/tcs for 30 days of full access for free.Cerebral – Cerebral is here to help you achieve your mental wellness goals with professional therapy and medication management support – 100% online.  Go to Cerebral.com/podcast and use code TCS to get 15% off your first month.
The Death of Cayley Mandadi
Feb 1 2024
The Death of Cayley Mandadi
Timestamp (11:33) Cayley's story TW – domestic violence and sexual assault. Cayley Mandadi’s family say she had blossomed into a beautiful young woman, inside and out.  They have also said that her life was joyful, full of love, beauty, compassion and intelligence. Cayley was 19 in 2017.  She was attending Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and she had recently started dating a man, Mark Howerton. Mark was known to be abusive and violent.  He had trashed Cayley’s dorm room at one point and her friends said they had seen bruises on Cayley. Cayley and Mark went to a music festival in October 2017.  Mark’s story was that the couple had left and sex in their car and that soon after, Cayley fell asleep.  Mark continued driving to their destination and claims to have only noticed later that Cayley was not breathing. He took Cayley to hospital where she died from blunt force trauma to the head, days later. Mark went to trial twice for Cayley’s death.  The prosecution argued that Mark had beaten Cayley brutally and caused injuries that caused her death. In 2023, Mark was found guilty of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury in relation to Cayley’s death and he was sentenced to twenty years in prison. In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast, we discuss the brutal death of Cayley Mandadi.  Was justice served? Read our blog for this case  - https://truecrimesocietyblog.com/2024/01/29/the-brutal-death-of-cayley-mandadi/ We are now on Patreon!  Thank you for your support