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52 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Linda Sweezer; her glorious life and her puzzling death
Join us this episode for a small town case that was solved with the help of the latest technology in personal surveillance cameras. When the body of a woman was found on a rural road partially burned in the early morning of October 24, 2017, Pierce County Sheriff’s didn’t have much to go on to catch her killer, not even her identity. Thankfully, luck and technology was on their side. Little by little, pieces of video evidence would show a trail that the killer was leaving unknowingly on home security and business cameras wherever he went. After the identity of Linda Sweezer was established as their victim, more questions were left unanswered than not. Who would do this to such a kind woman? What could the motive possibly be? And how did her body end up so far from her home in Kent, Washington?This week’s case is incredibly sad as we discuss the senseless murder of a local woman who’s life centered around giving back to her community and family. In Linda’s honor, please consider going out into your community to support your local Juneteenth Celebrations. If you live in the Kent, Washington area, there is a link below to information on the memorial celebration held in Linda Sweezer’s honor at Morrill Meadows Park. Some information from this episode:Murder victim found near Lake Tapps:https://bit.ly/3xwyyxWSuspect arrested in murder of Linda Sweezer:https://bit.ly/3q5Fe3GA grieving community mourns Linda’s passing:https://bit.ly/3zvYDzfLance Rougeau charged with 1st Degree Murder:https://bit.ly/3q63RgxFirst Court Appearance:https://bit.ly/3cNOuEkThe Verdict:https://bit.ly/3wBzt0cThe Sentencing:https://bit.ly/3cPOQuaLinda Sweezer Memorial Juneteenth Celebration:https://bit.ly/3zzBYC2Referenced but not mentioned*Investigation Discovery: See No Evil, Season 7 Episode 4- Headlights and Firehttps://bit.ly/3gBTwVq
69 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
The tragic loss of Ingrid Lyne and a cautionary tale of online dating
The world of dating can be a treacherous thing to navigate. In recent years, online sites have popped up all over claiming the ability to connect you with your “Soulmate”, help you find “The One”, and guide you to your “Match”. There are sites for any type of person and relationship you could ever need. Even some you didn't know that you may want. What these sites don’t tell you, and can’t tell you, is that people lie. People hide behind the anonymity of the internet. They portray themselves as an altered version of reality and the truth is forever lost on the millions of profiles searching for that elusive thing called love.In the spring of April 2016, Seattle resident Ingrid Lyne was last seen on a date at a Mariners baseball game. She had met her date, John Charlton, online and the two had been casually seeing one another for about 2 months. After the night of April 8th, she was never seen again. When evidence of her murder was found in several different recycling containers around the Seattle area and her car later found abandoned, authorities knew that the responsible person for this horrible crime was a danger to society.Information about the man she was seeing was found by her mother, completely by chance while looking at phone records. The more investigators looked into John, the quicker he became the #1 suspect in her murder He was arrested and charged within days and would be convicted of 1st Degree Murder and Theft of a Vehicle in 2017. Join us this episode as we share with you a case that was suggested by a listener on our Instagram page. This incredibly sad case brought light to the dangers of internet dating to people all over the world. Information from this episode:Charges filed in dismemberment deathhttps://wapo.st/3vSmvKWResidential recycling container found with murder evidencehttps://oxygen.tv/3z0inuuVigil held and statement released by familyhttps://bit.ly/3poxsBxDetails of murder emerge https://bit.ly/2TF6UAmSecond area where remains were foundhttps://bit.ly/34NoV1MThird site where remains were foundhttps://bit.ly/3fP6hg7Criminal history for John Charlton in Idahohttps://bit.ly/3fNg7iEInfo on John Charltonhttps://bit.ly/3uKbtpOProbable Cause Report for arrest of John Charltonhttps://bit.ly/3zbTJaqSentencing informationhttps://bit.ly/3x1LPyxKing County online access to view records - *There is a fee charged to view the court records*https://bit.ly/3pjUGZv
75 minutes | May 21, 2021
Many people say that truth has three versions, Gertrude Jackson's, Jeannance Freeman's and the actual truth.
This episode covers the convictions of Gertrude Nunez Jackson and her lover, Jeannance Freeman, for the murder of her to young children.On May 12, 1961 the bodies of Larry and Martha Jackson, just aged 6 and 4, were found in the Crooked River Ravine at Ogden State Park. Within days, Gertrude and Jeannance were arrested and charged with 1st degree murder of the children. Almost immediately, Gertrude confessed to the crimes, blaming the entire thing on Jeannance. But the story she gave wasn’t that cut and dry. Because of the stigma associated with being homosexual during that time, public opinion was prejudiced by the media reports of the young women who didn’t conform to societies norm. For her part in the murders, Jeannance would become the first woman in the state of Oregon to be sentenced to death at the age of 19. In exchange for testifying at Jeannance’s trial, Gertrude would only serve 7 years of a life sentence before being paroled. While it seemed the persons responsible paid for their crimes, one woman paid more than the other. Join us, almost 60 years to the date after the murders occured, as we discuss all of the different versions that have come out over the years and the details of the convictions.Some information from this episode:Child Torturing Couplehttps://bit.ly/3oycyQ8Jeannance and Gertrude arrested https://bit.ly/2RzPhBeThe Ladder: Daughters of Bilitis- commentary article on Jeannance Freemanhttps://bit.ly/3f7prxr50 year anniversary of the murdershttps://bit.ly/2RzPhBe Library records of the crimeshttps://bit.ly/3u9F8ZfCourt records of Jeannance’s appealhttps://bit.ly/3yrXmIFJeannance saved by voters repealing the death penaltyhttps://bit.ly/3bJxeiWStatesman Journal, Salem, Oregon: Aug 20, 1985 Starting Over by The associated Presshttps://bit.ly/3oyccsM
63 minutes | May 7, 2021
How many trials does it take to get a conviction?
This week we take a look at the unsolved murder of 24 year old Arpana Jinaga.If ever the French saying “joie de vie” aptly described a person, it would have been Arpana. She was a vibrant, giving and intelligent woman. Anyone who she came in contact with quickly recognized her joy for life. Originally from India, she made her way halfway around the world in search of a new adventure and would eventually settle in the small area of Redmond, Washington in 2008 to begin a new career. After just 6 months in the evergreen state, what should have been a great start to her new life would end with her brutal murder.This is a case that has been unsolved for over a decade and is quite frustrating because there were some good suspects and even evidence to link them to the crime. There has been an arrest of a potential suspect and even 2 trials. But in the end, there have been no convictions in this case. Join us as we discuss the issues investigators and the prosecution came up against when trying to find justice for this young woman, whose life was cut way too short.First news of Arapan’s deathhttps://bit.ly/3vQFiGmAn arrest is made 2 years after the crimehttps://bit.ly/3h7rt1QPacific Northwest Riders Motorcycle chat thread:https://bit.ly/3urBNWxSuperior Court’s response to Emanuel Fair’s appeal in before first trialhttps://bit.ly/3xVKnPeCourt of Appeals Review of juror instructionhttps://bit.ly/3epbevuIf you would like to listen to a great podcast who also covered the unsolved murder of Arpana Jinaga, check out Unresolved. https://bit.ly/3h72Hz5
85 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Diane Downs and her cycle of violence
Things are a little different this week in the woods…Get ready for a bonus episode with guest host Mara, who took charge of research and story telling. This week, Jess and Brice get all the sordid and dirty details of the life and crimes one of the most despicable mothers in recent history. Elizabeth Diane Downs.On May 19, 1983, Diane and her 3 young children were returning home when she claims a "shaggy man" stopped her car on an isolated back road. Allegedly, when she refused to give the keys and car over to the man, Downs and her children were shot. Her middle daughter, only 7 years old at the time, would not survive the incident. The other two siblings would have injuries that would change the course of their lives forever.Police found nothing to suggest anyone other than Diane had done these horrible things. Even going so far as to shoot her own arm to keep up with her story. While Diane maintained her innocence, and still does, a jury saw right through her act and found her guilty of the crimes. She was convicted of charges of Murder, Attempted Murder and Assault in 1984. Join us for this special episode, and don't forget to let us know your thoughts!Some information on this case:Small Sacrifices book by Ann Rule Wikipedia page on Diane Downs https://bit.ly/2RbUL4y2020 interview https://bit.ly/3e4GAHxThe Motherhttps://wapo.st/331gQW9Convicted Surrogatehttps://wapo.st/333EO2Z
96 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
A Swarthy Man and A Jealous Ex Husband
Join us for the continuation of our 2 part episodes for Season 3!During a time of great hardship, people often turn to drastic means in order to survive. During the depression, kidnappings rose in popularity as a way to make some easy money. One of the most famous of these was when the young toddler of the well known aviator and inventor, Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne, was kidnapped and murdered. And while there were notable occurrences throughout the nation, Washington state had a string of kidnapping cases that occurred between 1935 and 1936. The victims' stories would make for sensational news headlines across the globe.We’re going back to the 1930’s for a 2-part look at a wave of kidnappings, or “snatchings” as they were referred to, in Tacoma, Washington. During these 18 months, there would be three kidnappings that had the town, even the nation, gripped with fear of what the outcome would be.Information on Mildred Hook:Historical Essay on case Written by Daryl C. McClary https://bit.ly/3dn4UE7Idaho's First Fallen Trooper https://bit.ly/3agyLwaFallen Deputy Sheriff Informationhttps://bit.ly/3tjTjLEMildred Hook Find a Gravehttps://bit.ly/3mSFfqfInformation on Charles Mattson:Historical Essay on case Written by Daryl C. McClaryhttps://bit.ly/3wWDX1UNews paper articles on kidnappinghttps://bit.ly/3srVXh8https://bit.ly/3uVPdKghttps://hvr.co/3shZEWEPresident Franklin D. Roosevelts Statements on the kidnappinghttps://bit.ly/2OTqzudMattson Mansion torn downhttps://bit.ly/2Qr6SdG
47 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Hide your kids, Hide your wives... the Tacoma Snatchings
During a time of great hardship, people often turn to drastic means in order to survive. During the depression, kidnappings rose in popularity as a way to make some easy money. One of the most famous of these was when the young toddler of the well known aviator and inventor, Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne, was kidnapped and murdered. And while there were notable occurrences throughout the nation, Washington state had a string of kidnapping cases that occurred between 1935 and 1936. The victims' stories would make for sensational news headlines across the globe.We’re going back to the 1930’s for a 2-part look at a wave of kidnappings, or “snatchings” as they were referred to, in Tacoma, Washington. During these 18 months, there would be three kidnappings that had the town, even the nation, gripped with fear of what the outcome would be.Statement from the FBI’s website on the case:https://bit.ly/39CsLNTHistorical Essay on case written by: Daryl C. McClary:https://bit.ly/31Fj9xwSeattle PI news article:https://bit.ly/3cG9ugm
28 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
WTF part deux episode 6
We’re wrapping up our WTF Wednesday series at the podcast and hope you join us for stories that leave you asking, “What the fuck?”We’ll be back with you for Season 3 of the podcast on April 2, 2021! Have no fear, we have plenty of episodes to catch up on until then.Contact us on social media with any comments, episode suggestions or just to say “Hello!”.Facebook: https://bit.ly/3f8enk0Instagram: https://bit.ly/3cg43VnTwitter: https://bit.ly/31ckdsrEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: https://bit.ly/3sjDEeNBe careful what you find while renovatinghttps://cbsn.ws/3f9H0xmhttps://bit.ly/3cZDvqCTo Catch a Predator: Tacoma, Washington stylehttps://bit.ly/3rapxqUAdoption story with the saddest endinghttps://bit.ly/3cdvGOShttps://bit.ly/3rhlMjwJoy riding with kids on car hoodshttps://bit.ly/3rccF3n
34 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
WTF Wednesday part deux episode cinq
Welcome back to another WTF Wednesday! Happy St. Patrick's Day friends!We’re happy to have you with us as we talk about more stories that that make you say “What the fuck?”Ready for the ride? Here we go!"Spiritual Scientists" mysteriously die on hillsidehttps://bit.ly/3lm1q7phttps://bit.ly/3rR6F1cWashington’s last prairie was formed by aliens?http://bit.ly/3s7XGZTPlease don’t do meth and be around animalshttp://bit.ly/2P3R0Nnhttp://bit.ly/3lrXMceHitler memorabilia seen in Washingtonhttp://bit.ly/3tudAxE
23 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
WTF Wednesday part deux épisode quatre
Welcome to another episode of WTF Wednesday! This is the podcast that will leave you shaking your head while asking, “What the Fuck?”.Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the new intro!Newlywed shoved off cliff 8 days after weddinghttp://abcn.ws/3t5EUlPhttp://bit.ly/3t3QxJZConvenience store robber just wanted to give employee a night offhttp://bit.ly/3eqLDmehttp://bit.ly/3byfAimDon’t take your expensive dogs on walks without protection in San Franciscohttps://bit.ly/2OBPgenhttps://abc7ne.ws/3rwTuSUWho else didn’t know that Chucky from the movie Child’s Play had a son?http://bit.ly/38luGG3
29 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
WTF Wednesday Part deux épisode trois
It’s Wednesday and you know what that means! Jess and Brice are back with more true crime cases that have you asking, “WTF?”This week’s fuckery in the woods includes…The first rule of Fight Club in prison is: Don’t start a Fight Club with prisoners when you’re a prison guard.Link to story: http://bit.ly/3bcon9IFormer school teacher and children’s book author arrested for child abuseLink to story: http://bit.ly/3bcEDHLLink to 2nd story: http://bit.ly/384gMI1Link to 3rd story: http://bit.ly/3kEAgrWLink to arrest report: http://bit.ly/3bcEWSVWho does a guy have to hire to kill his wife?Link to Thurston County Corrections Bureau: http://bit.ly/3kFfsAtLink to story: http://bit.ly/306o1ebSome people should learn the meaning of “I have a surprise for you”!”Adams County Sheriff's Office Facebook page: http://bit.ly/3qhBuL6Link to story: http://bit.ly/3uIUsO5Link to story: http://bit.ly/2PlagpSLink to story: http://bit.ly/3rd18lpThis episode, we announced the winners of our 2 $50 Amazon Gift Cards! Congratulations!!!
39 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
WTF Wednesday Part deux épisode deux
Thank you for joining us for another WTF Wednesday! Don’t forget to enter our drawing for 2 chances at winning an $50 Amazon gift card. Drawing ends on Friday, February 26th and will be announced on Wednesday, March 3rd. Good Luck!!! Another round of fuckery in the woods…Casey Anthony aka “The Most Hated Woman in America” is back in the news. Not once but twice…She wants to start a P.I. Business:http://bit.ly/3dMR5zHAnd also is producing a documentaryhttp://bit.ly/2NS36sGUnsolved Murder of Bellevue woman from 1990http://bit.ly/3bCKgh4Link to 2nd story:http://bit.ly/37HtzzUSkull of missing man used as decor on a mantle for over a yearhttp://bit.ly/3r1XNFPAnd because human remains should never be messed with, we found another story about boneshttp://bit.ly/3kgN07O
26 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
So are we going to talk about Season 2?
Our recap for season 2 for our Podaversary! What were some of our favorite, scariest and most traumatizing episodes from season 2. Don't forget to DM us the with the word or phrase for our 2nd $50 amazon gift card give away!Let's get started!!!!!
19 minutes | Feb 20, 2021
Lets talk about season one
Happy Podaversary! Let's talk about this season one thang! Oh and something about a giveaway and a phrase thingy! Thank you to everyone who made season one SWEEEEET!
30 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
WTF Wednesday part deux
WTF Wednesdays are back! We’ve searched the Google and found some of the most interesting, incredible and unbelievable stories that will have you saying, “What the fuck?”Are we friends? Make sure to follow wherever you get on social media.We’re now on Tik Tok! Follow us at @whathappensinthewoodsFlorida man makes news over undercooked potatohttp://bit.ly/3jTFvniSelfie Killerhttp://bit.ly/3qxzAXtThis car thief is judging youhttp://cnn.it/3qour3XWho steals a dog from a homeless man?http://bit.ly/2N6iBxb
74 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
A Wolf in sheep's clothing... Nick Hacheney
When the young wife of a pastor suddenly passed away in what seems to be a tragic fire, his church congregation rallies behind him to offer support. But of course, nothing is as it seems. Nick and Dawn Hacheney had been married for over 6 years at the time of Dawn’s death. On the outside, their marriage looked idyllic. Everyone assumed the couple was much in love. After Dawn's death, Nick, who was a youth pastor in local Bainbridge Island’s Christ Community Church, garnered love and support from all throughout the church and it’s members. In particular, 5 different women who he would manipulate into doing the unthinkable and begin sexual relationships with him.It wasn’t long before this twisted love triangle would grow out of control and the lies were too hard to hide and eventually, the real reason behind Dawn’s death would come out.Join us on our season 2 finale episode as we discuss the death of Dawn Hacheney and just how her husband managed to use his position as a church leader to get away with her murder for almost 3 years. Some information from this episode“A Twisted Faith” by Gregg Olsen - Amazon link hereJudge Allows Jury to Hear of Alleged Killer’s Affairshttps://products.kitsapsun.com/archive/2002/02-28/0045_superior_court__judge__jury_will_.htmlNick Hacheney’s Lovers Testifyhttps://products.kitsapsun.com/archive/2002/11-07/224997_woman_pursued_by_suspect_testif.html“Trial proves salacious”https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Former-minister-s-murder-trial-proves-salacious-1100581.phpNick Hacheney’s appeal in 2007https://caselaw.findlaw.com/wa-supreme-court/1378469.htmlResentencing after the appealhttps://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/ex-bainbridge-pastor-resentenced-for-killing-wife/Nick Hacheney’s Ted Talkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DCofMA9eQASustainability in Prisonhttps://www.realchangenews.org/news/2017/10/04/fertile-ground-sustainable-practices-prison-lead-sustainable-futures
60 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Carrie Love in your heart
When 20 year old Carrie Love’s purse was found wrapped in a discarded pillowcase on the side of Highway 97 in Oregon, it didn’t take long for authorities to close in on one suspect. Jesse Pratt, her new boss at Northern Star Trucking in Seattle, Washington.The two had set out on a business trip June 16, 1986 but only Jesse would return.Jesse had a history of violence and previous run ins with the law. Nearly every woman in his life, including his mother, would speak against him at his trial for the murder of Carrie Love. He was a man with connections to people you wouldn’t want to know. And there is no way of knowing what else he managed to get away with. When his time finally came, none of that mattered and he was ultimately convicted of Carrie’s murder in 1988 and again in 1991.Pratt now sits in Oregon’s Correctional Facility in Salem. He is the oldest convict there. Some information from this episode:Fatal Journey by Jack GiekVirginia Rambus - information on her disappearancehttps://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Link-to-Candy-Man-sought-in-teen-s-2681143.phpwww.blackandmissing.orghttps://charleyproject.org/case/virginia-anne-rambusvhttp://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2402dfwa.htmlForensic Files Episodehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFdZ-PfsgQ4Information on the filming of Forensic Files episodehttps://www.heraldandnews.com/news/top_stories/killer-tracked-by-his-tire-tread/article_efd307ed-7e37-5979-89b9-f0680bcfb568.htmlAppeals Court Documents from October 4, 1989https://www.leagle.com/decision/19901135785p2d35011133Appeals Court Documents from May 11, 2005https://caselaw.findlaw.com/or-court-of-appeals/1492562.htmlPratt moved off death rowhttps://ashlandtidings.com/opinion/columns/2-amp-quot-mentally-retarded-amp-quot-inmates-moved-off-death-row
92 minutes | Jan 1, 2021
The Beauty Queen killer Christopher Bernard Wilder
We are starting off the new year with a wild story. This episode came about when Jess began researching crimes in Australia. With Australia being 2nd to the US as far as listenership for weeks, it was interesting to search out some of the top crimes and criminals that were from that part of the world. The case of the Wanda Beach Murders from the 1960’s stood apart from the rest, but it would lead to so much more.Join us as we discuss cases and crimes that span over 2 decades, and 2 continents, that can all be linked to one disgusting man. Christopher Bernard Wilder. Wilder had perfected his ways of luring beautiful, trusting young women from beaches and malls by presenting himself as a photographer on the hunt for the next big model. Because of this he was dubbed “The Beauty Queen Killer”.His taste for sexual torture and perverted gratification quickly put him on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list in the spring of 1984 as he moved across state lines, abducting young women from mall after mall. The long line of victims would be unknown when all is said and done. The brave women who fought to survive have memories that will never go away of their time with him. The families of the victims he murdered may never have peace. His family, friends and even investigators will have to live with the knowledge that this monster slipped through the cracks and was able to carry on his deviant ways for years without capture.The incredibly twisted story of Christopher Wilder came to an end when he was shot trying to evade capture on Friday, April 13,1984 in New Hampshire. He may be gone, but certainly will never be forgotten.Some information from this episode:Books to read-The Pretty Girl Killer by Andrew BryneThe Beauty Queen Killer by Bruce GibneyDocumentaries to Watch-7 News Spotlight “Wanda Beach Murders”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQDW9pr_KzAThe FBI Files “Christopher Wilder: A Model Killer”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmBXz0Emm38Inside the Rampage of Christopher Wilder:https://allthatsinteresting.com/christopher-wilderCriminal Minds: Christopher Wilder:https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Christopher_Wilder
93 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
The cards never lie, People do!
Jessica Carroll2:10 PM (1 hour ago)to meThis episode we discuss a female criminal who used her business of fortune telling in North Seattle to scam people out of their hard earned money.In 2007 Sylvia Sutton chanced upon meeting the fortune teller Lady Monica at a street fair in Seattle’s International District. Sylvia made an impulse decision to have her palm read; one that would haunt her the rest of her life. Over the next few years Lady Monica, better known by her real identity of Brenda Nicholas, would scam Sylvia out of her life savings under the guise of “help” to cure a gray aura.Unfortunately, that isn’t all Lady Monica did. In 2011, when highly decorated war hero Patrick Fleming turns up murdered in his retirement home residence, police start piecing together a connection between Sylvia, Patrick and Lady Monica aka Brenda Nicholas. Brenda’s greed would be the ultimate downfall for her and her associates and eventually all responsible parties pay for their crimes.We discuss crimes against the elderly and persons with mental health issues in this episode, a very serious subject, and felt that it was a good idea to mention the subject of loneliness these members of our community often face.If you are so inclined, here are some links with information on how you can brighten someone's day, even during this pandemic when in-person contact is limited. These are only 3 of many ways you could connect with someone. If you know of more, please message us to get the words out. Please consider doing a random act of kindness this holiday season in your community in any way possible.Ways for Senior Citizens to stay connected during the pandemicLetters Against Depression VolunteerHow to help and give back in your communityHappy Holidays, from our small campsite in the woods to yours… Some information from this episode:Killer Scammer: The True Story of Brenda Nicholas by Ana BensonPurchase on Amazon BooksInvestigation Discovery shows on Brenda Nicholas and her crimes:Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen on Amazon Prime *pay to view*Dead of Night on Amazon Prime *pay to view*Charges against killer of war veteran:https://komonews.com/news/local/seattle-woman-charged-in-gruesome-murder-of-elderly-navy-vet-11-22-2015Brenda Nicholas is sentenced for her crimes:https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/woman-sentenced-in-vicious-killing-of-seattle-veteran/https://www.foxnews.com/us/woman-gets-34-years-in-brutal-murder-of-purple-heart-veteranConviction of Charles Jungbluth:https://www.seattlepi.com/seattlenews/amp/Man-convicted-in-N-Seattle-torture-killing-4473986.phpThe list of grievances in Brenda’s appeals after her conviction:https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/2769019/state-of-washington-v-brenda-nicholas/
85 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Beware of the man with the silver tongue George Waterfield Russell
Our case this episode involves very graphic and disturbing information. We hope that listeners will use discretion while listening. In the summer of 1990, the nightlife in the greater Seattle area was hot. Police would be run ragged when a string breaking and entering and theft crimes begin to be reported in several neighborhoods. Then, 3 women are violently murdered within weeks of one another and the connection is almost overlooked leaving a killer on the loose.That killer was George Waterfield Russell, Jr. George was as gifted a con artist as you might ever meet. From his pre-teen years on Mercer Island, until he was arrested at the age of 32, his criminal activity as a thief and burglar was constant. It wasn’t always about the crime, it was about getting away with it. But he always had a story and a smile to work his way out of trouble. George was the man on the scene in Bellevue, Washington in the early 90’s; he was truly in his element. He was everywhere and nowhere all at once. It wouldn’t take long before his life of petty crime would progress into some of the most horrific murders to this day in the Pacific NorthWest. Join us this episode as we discuss the murders of Mary Ann Pohlreich, Carol Beethe and Andrea Lavine and their sociopathic killer, George Russell, Jr.Some information from this episode:Murderpedia page:https://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/russell-george-waterfield.htmInvestigation Discovery- *audio used in intro*“Dead of Night: Nightclub Nightmare”- aired April 2, 2013https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/dead-of-night-2013How Carol Beethe was found:https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=19910926&slug=1307567Old Newspaper Articles-Moscow-Pullman Daily News:https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=4dctAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sdAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6288%2C489204The Spokesman-Review:https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FkQzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BvADAAAAIBAJ&pg=3442%2C2731676Charmer: A Ladies Man and His Victims by Jack Olsenhttps://www.amazon.com/Charmer-True-Story-Ladies-Victims/dp/0380716011/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=charmer+a+ladies+man+and+his+victims&qid=1606866329&s=books&sr=1-2
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