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24 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
#023 Claude Garrett, Part 1 l MCM
Here comes yet another true crime case from Nashville, TN. Claude Garrett lived with his girlfriend, Lorie Lance, in a ramshackle place just outside Nashville. They went out drinking one night, which ended in tragedy when a fire ignited inside their home, trapping Lance inside and ultimately killing her. The question at hand: was it an accident, or murder?
31 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
#022 Nashville Hauntings, Vol 1
Welcome to the third season of Music City Murder! In this inaugural episode, we are going to head a little bit outside of Nashville to dig into some famous Nashville hauntings. There's also several bits of history related to the main content, so you'll learn something about the 2010 Nashville Flood, along with some background on a famous burial in New York City and...the famous "skeleton" scene from Poltergeist. https://www.history.com/topics/folklore/history-of-witches https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/535662/cemeteries-unearthed-at-construction-sites https://nashvilleghosts.com/pegram-county-cemetery/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/03/28/tennessee-flooding/
22 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
#021 Daniel Hambrick l MCM
Police shootings are of particular interest to the people of America right now, and the shooting of Daniel Hambrick is yet another in a long line of these kinds of cases. The shooting of a young black man at the hands of one Metro Nashville police officer has sparked a nationwide conversation. Here is a podcast episode to lay out the facts in the case, so that listeners can make up their minds about what happened. Sources: Shooting Video, Expert Witnesses At The Center Of Debate As Nashville Police Officer Heads Toward Murder Trial Prosecution And Defense Spar Over Evidence Ahead Of Nashville Police Officer’s Murder Trial A Timeline of Police Brutality in Nashville (Nashville Scene) by Abby Lee Hood Nashville police officer charged with criminal homicide after shooting black man in the back
23 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
#20 Heather Uffelman l Music City Murder
This episode of Music City Murder begins in Nashville but ends in Marietta (Atlanta), GA. It still counts as a Nashville true crime case, however, and the unsolved mystery of Heather Uffelman's death will send chills down your spine. Sources: Unsolved Mysteries l Season 6 l Episode 20 A Reddit Thread on /r/UnresolvedMysteries by /u/ElementaryFan Show Notes: In September 1992, in Nashville, a local music video company ran two ads in the classifieds trying to sell the central processing unit and monitor for an Apple Quadra 950. They put 22-year-old Jeremy Rolfs—a 22-year-old senior at Tennessee State University—in charge of the process. One of the ads read ULTIMATE Power (ultimate in all caps): Apple Quadra 950 + plus some other details...$24,000 obo. I think this is the first mistake. Putting the price for such a huge and costly piece of equipment will draw criminals. On October 7, 1992, a man calling himself “Tom Johnson” called about the ad and said he was a freelance computer programmer Jeremy Rolfs even met up with this “Tom Johnson” to preview how the equipment worked. Unfortunately, there were no other witnesses to this event, and so it went completely unnoticed. Since the destination was over 200 miles away, he decided to drive through the night, and his fiance, Heather Uffelman, joined him to keep him awake. At 1:30 AM on October 24, Jeremy and Heather set off for Marietta. They arrived at the motel at 7:30 AM. Originally, they had been set up to meet at an industrial park. But “Tom” said the directions were so complicated that it would be better to meet somewhere else. Since Jeremy had spent plenty of time wandering through industrial parks looking for unmarked addresses, he thought it was reasonable. “Tom” said his business partner had the check and would be along in an hour, so the couple went to breakfast. When they came back a half-hour later, “Tom” said he’d spoken with the business partner and he was on the way. Rolfs so trusted the guy that none of this struck him as odd, and so he just went along with it. There were no clues that this guy was anything but what he said he was. At 8, he suggested that they load the computer into the car, so they did. They made small talk for about 20 minutes before Jeremy asked “Tom” where the president of the company was with the check so they could close the deal. Then, “Tom” pulled a gun on them and said, “I think we can close this deal right now.” “Tom” had Jeremy and Heather lie down on the ground before rolling them up in a blanket. He had Jeremy turn away from Heather, and then he suddenly heard a loud buzzing in his ear, and the room began to spin, because he’d just struck Jeremy in the back of the head with a claw hammer. He then went over to Heather and hit her with the hammer, and Heather let out these horrible, bloodcurdling screams. When Jeremy said “stop screaming, and he’ll leave,” “Tom” hit Jeremy over the head several more times before returning to Heather Uffelman. Jeremy remained conscious throughout the whole ordeal and was able to see Tom dust the counter for fingerprints. As soon as “Tom” left, Jeremy freed himself and crawled over to Heather to tell her he would get help for them and that they would be all right. What he saw would haunt him until his dying day. to get help for himself and Heather. They were rushed to the hospital, where Heather succumbed to her injuries around 12:30 PM that day. Jeremy was released from the hospital on Oct. 27.
11 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
#019 Richard Ramirez l Patreon Preview
Note: this episode is a Patreon Preview and therefore will only be about 10 minutes long. To hear the whole thing, go to https://patreon.com/musiccitymurder and sign up for the $1 tier! In the grand saga of serial killer Richard Ramirez, there are a lot of unsettling details. This episode has a lot of those details. The Night Stalker is one of America's most vicious and horrific serial murderers. Plenty of other true crime podcasts have covered him, but Music City Murder is going on a DEEP dive.
37 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
#018 The Night Stalker Richard Ramirez, Part I l Patreon Preview
To get full access to the episode, join the Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/musiccitymurder Richard Ramirez (AKA The Night Stalker) is one of the most infamous serial killers in American history. Fueled by cocaine and haunted by Satan, Ramirez cut a swath of destruction as wide as the I-10 in the early 1980s. He's so famous, he's been immortalized in the series American Horror Story and plastered all over the covers of cheap true crime books. The Netflix documentary, Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer has reignited my interest in the case. It's a horrific case, for sure, but one I think needs to be told.
25 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
#017 Ade Family Axe Murders l Music City Murder
67-year-old Jacob Ade and his wife, Pauline, had lived along Clarksville Road for 20 years. Well-liked and prosperous, they had over 400 acres of farmland and a five room house, valued at just over $10,000—which would be easily over a quarter-million dollars in today’s money. On the night of Tuesday, March 24, 1897, at about 9:30, one of the Ade’s neighbors woke up to see that the Ade house was on fire. They hurried over to help and discovered a gruesome crime scene.
23 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
#016 The Tanning Bed Murders l Music City Murder
It's a story made for true crime obsession. On February 22, 1996, two eighteen-year-old girls were found murdered in a seedy establishment named "Exotic Tan for Men," just off Church Street in Nashville. The case quickly went cold, and that's how it remains today. How could such a brutal murder go unsolved for so long? It even has an ominous-sounding name: The Tanning Bed Murders. Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville It really is amazing that so little is known about the deaths of Melissa Chilton and Tiffany Campbell.
10 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
#015 New Year's Evil l Olivia Hope Ben Smart l Patreon Preview
This episode does not take place in Nashville. It's about as far, geographically, as you can get from Music City. But it is a FASCINATING case, and even though it doesn't deal with my adoptive hometown, I hope that you'll enjoy it, just the same. In the early morning hours of January 1, 1998, Ben Smart and Olivia Hope went missing after attending a lake party near a site called Furneaux Lodge. It's one of the most famous true crime cases in all of New Zealand's history. I won't spoil any of the other details, but just know it's a story worth checking out! My main source for the episode was a book entitled Ben & Olivia: What Really Happened. I also enlisted the help of user Emmao123 for the intro, so if you have any Australian voiceover needs, she's your go-to person!
29 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
#014 The Christmas Bombing l Music City Murder
On December 25, 2020, downtown Nashville, TN was rocked by an RV explosion on 2nd Avenue. The "Christmas Bombing," as it is now being called, is a macabre capstone to a disproportionately grim year. A man named Anthony Warner is quickly assessed to be the bomber, but the identity of the man is just the tip of the iceberg in this case. It's a story of conspiracy theories, cell phone towers, and lizard people. If you haven't already, go check out the Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/musiccitymurder You can get bonus episodes and the like—for just $1 per month. And if you're a reader, go check out my Rolson McKane series, available at Parnassus Books in Nashville! Here are just a few sources that go into the details of the Nashville bombing case: Girlfriend warned Nashville police Anthony Warner was building bomb a year ago, report shows Nashville bombing suspect possibly interested in various conspiracy theories: Sources Nashville Explosion: What to Know
27 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
#013 A Christmas Murder l Music City Murder
In this Christmas edition of Music City Murder, we dig into a true crime story from December 2019. On Division Street in Midtown Nashville, former students of Battle Ground Academy in Franklin named Clayton Beathard, AJ Buthurum, and Paul Trapeni III join a female friend at a bar called Dogwood. Toward the end of the night, everything turns bloody when they encounter a troubled young man named Michael Mosley. Music City Murder is a true crime podcast about the crimes and history of Nashville, TN. Join the Patreon for just $1 per month over at https://patreon.com/musiccitymurder. Don't forget to rate and the review the podcast over on your Apple podcast app. Suspect involved in fatal stabbing outside Midtown bar enters not guilty plea Neighbor recounts capture of Midtown stabbing suspect Nashville stabbing suspect Michael Mosley tied to 2016 Cheatham County homicide suspects
6 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
#012 The Bell Witch l Patreon Preview
The Bell Witch (or the Bell Witch Haunting) is one of the South's most famous legends, and it happened right down the road from Nashville! It is the precursor to most haunting stories you've ever heard, and movies like An American Haunting take cues from the Bell Witch. The episode is based on the book An Authenticated History of the Famous Bell Witch by MV Ingram, which tells the story of the Bell family's run-in with a witch named Kate. It's based on an eccentric local woman named Kate Batts and the horrors that John Bell and Betsy Bell and the rest of the family endured over a half decade. Subscribe to the Patreon for just $1 per month to get access to the full episode. Go to https://www.patreon.com/musiccitymurder
7 minutes | Dec 5, 2020
After a brief hiatus, Music City Murder has returned. Listen for details about the upcoming episodes and why I was gone for a month.
33 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
#011 The Disappearance of Marcia Trimble l Part III
The final episode in the Marcia Trimble saga. Jerome Barrett is tried and convicted for the Nashville murders of Sarah Dez Prez and Marcia Trimble, but the story is a WHOLE lot stranger than that. Music City Murder is a true crime podcast not just about the most infamous murders in and around Nashville, but an exploration of the city's history, as well.
52 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
#009 The Disappearance of Marcia Trimble / Part II / Jeffrey Womack
The murder of Marcia Trimble involves the saga of Jeffrey Womack, whose status as a suspect in the case led to decades of harassment, ostensibly ruining Womack's life. The Metro Nashville Police Department suffered from a horrifying case of tunnel vision, and the resulting investigation allowed the real killer in the Marcia Trimble case to drag on for years longer than it needed to. —> Check out the books here! —> Check out The Suspect
31 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
#008 The Disappearance of Marcia Trimble / Part I
This is the first episode in a multi-part series about the disappearance of Marcia Trimble. Nashville, in 1975, was a much different place than it is today, and the disappearance of Marcia Trimble really changed the way parents and adults thought about the freedom they gave their kids. It is a true crime story worthy of a series, and I'll try to do it justice over the next few episodes. Check out the Rolson McKane series on Amazon! Boogie House is the first in the series, and you can get it on Amazon or at Parnassus Books in Nashville.
10 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
#007 Patreon Episode 2 The Manson Murders
The Manson Murders are captivating, not just because of the shocking nature of the crimes or the involvement of actual Hollywood celebrities. They are also a metaphor about the end of the 60s, a bleak reminder that movements are as much about the people in them as they are about the ideas they espouse. A dark undercurrent ran through the Sixties that goes completely against the narrative of “Free Love,” one that turned women into objects of a movement that was meant to liberate them. The story of the Manson Murders is about the disaffected women of America during a time of social upheaval finding something they thought they could belong to. They were Orphans, runaways, and rebels, teenage girls and young women living at the margins of society. This was a time of “dropping out,” literally leaving society to find a more personal, transcendentalist experience. What that often meant was ignoring all traditional familial structures, and when that happens, people tend to fall through the cracks. That’s true with Dianne “Snake” Lake—author of Member of the Family—and Squeaky Fromme and plenty of the other members of the family. One of the ironies of the freedom associated with the late Sixties is that people still nevertheless fell victim to the need for an authoritarian figure, someone whom they thought they could trust and put all their faith in. That is, ultimately, the story of Charles Manson and young women and men who made up his family. This is just a slice of that story, and I hope I tell it well. Sources: 10050 Cielo Drive: The Manson Murder House Helter Skelter, by Vincent Bugliosi A Member of the Family, by Dianne Lake
32 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
#006 The Vandyland Murders Part 1 l Sarah Des Prez
Sarah Des Prez was a freshman at Vanderbilt University on the night of February 1, 1975. She wouldn't live to see dawn the next day, and her death became one of Nashville's most infamous unsolved cold cases. The Vandyland Murders series will focus on the murders of Sarah Des Prez and Marcia Trimble in the winter of 1975, two murders that would have many suspects but few leads over the following 30 years. Music City Murder is THE true crime podcast about Nashville, TN, and every episode explores the history behind the city as well as its most gruesome murders. Visit the Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/musiccitymurder Rae and Review the Podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-city-murder/id1516215460
36 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
#005 The Death of Country Singer Wayne Mills
In this episode of Music City Murder, we follow the case of one Wayne Mills—a country singer looking for a good night out in Nashville. Instead, what he finds is a situation that goes horribly awry in a matter of moments. This story involves George Jones, Shooter Jennings, a bar owner named Christopher Ferrell, and the TV show "Bar Rescue." That's No Joke. Music City Murder is a Nashville true crime podcast, following not just the murders of my adoptive hometown, but also the history of Nashville, as well. Don't forget to subscribe to, rate, and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. If you want more content, check out the Patreon at patreon.com/musiccitymurder. Fans of southern mysteries might find joy in my Rolson McKane series, available at Parnassus Books; and Amazon You can also join the newsletter here at Mailchimp.
21 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
#004 Patreon Episode 1 Zodiac Killer Suspects
The Zodiac Killer. One of the most sought-after serial killers of the 20th century—and for good reason. From the Blue Rock Springs slayings to Lake Herman Road and Lake Berryessa to Paul Stine, the Zodiac Killer mesmerized and terrified San Francisco with taunting letters to local newspapers and mysterious, unsolvable ciphers. The Zodiac Killer murders were never solved, and so it's a true crime case that persists, even today. There are dozens of Zodiac Killer suspects, from Arthur Leigh Allen to Ross Sullivan, Lawrence Kane, and Richard Gaikowski, and no single one has been cited as THE Zodiac suspect above all others. In this episode, I explore the three most plausible Zodiac suspects and give a brief overview of the man who terrorized San Francisco for several years in the 60s and 70s. This is a Patreon episode, so the regular feed will only have a brief portion of the full experience. To get the whole episode, go to https://www.patreon.com/musiccitymurder?fan_landing=true and sign up. The $3 tier will grant you access to all 90 minutes of my exploration into the Zodiac Killer case.
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