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#337

See You Soon! (Mid-Year Message)

Hello, Casefile listeners. This is a quick message to let you know that Case 292: Monster of the Andes was our last episode before we take a month-long, mid-year break. Casefile will be back with new episodes on August 17. We also have some exciting announcements and new projects on the horizon. So, watch our podcast feed and social media channels for more updates. You can also now follow me on Instagram [@caseys.snaps] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps) , so come and say hi there. ... Read more

9 hrs Ago

02 MINS

02:05

9 hrs Ago


#336

Case 292: Monster of the Andes

*** Content warnings: Child abuse, child victims, sexual assault *** In the late 1970s, young girls along the Andes mountain range in Ecuador began to disappear. By 1980, the number of missing girls had reached national crisis proportions. Police feared the girls had been abducted by international child traffickers and sold into domestic and sexual slavery. That was until a vigilant market vendor spotted something out of the ordinary. --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Holly Boyd Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-292-monster-of-the-andes] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-292-monster-of-the-andes/) ... Read more

13 Jul 2024

51 MINS

51:19

13 Jul 2024


#335

Case 291: David Pauley, Ralph Geiger & Timothy Kern

In October of 2011, an advertisement was posted on the website Craigslist. It read: Wanted: Caretaker For Farm. Simply watch over a 688 acre patch of hilly farmland and feed a few cows. You get 300 a week and a nice 2 bedroom trailer. Someone older and single preferred but will consider all. Relocation a must. You must have a clean record and be trustworthy—this is a permanent position. --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-291-david-pauley-ralph-geiger-timothy-kern] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-291-david-pauley-ralph-geiger-timothy-kern/) ... Read more

06 Jul 2024

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:08

06 Jul 2024


#334

Case 290: The Crawford Family

** Content warnings: Child victims *** When a Holden belonging to Glenroy man Elmer Crawford was found at the bottom of the Loch Ard Gorge in July 1970, immediate concerns were raised for the safety of Elmer, his wife Theresa and their three children, Katherine, James and Karen. But when rescue workers gained access to the vehicle, the true extent of the mystery really unfolded. --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Vikki Petraitis Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-290-the-crawford-family] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-290-the-crawford-family/) ... Read more

29 Jun 2024

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:25

29 Jun 2024


#333

Case 289: Stephen & Carol Baxter

When Mersea Island couple Stephen and Carol Baxter were found dead in their favourite recliner chairs in April 2023, there were no visible injuries or an obvious cause of death. Their house was immaculate, and nothing appeared to be missing. The case was initially ruled “unexplained, but not suspicious” until a few unusual discoveries were made. --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [https://casefilepodcast.com/case-289-stephen-carol-baxter] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-289-stephen-carol-baxter/) ... Read more

22 Jun 2024

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:12

22 Jun 2024


#332

Casefile Presents: Troubled Waters

Troubled Waters is a 10-part ground-breaking podcast exploring the untold story of Louisa Ioannidis' tragic and mysterious death in 2011. Louisa Ioannidis was only 24. Beautiful, courageous, and vulnerable, yet her untimely death barely received a two-line report in a small local newspaper. Her body was discovered by passers-by in a local creek, clad in a pink dressing gown. Despite being a strong swimmer, police quickly determined there were no suspicious circumstances. Yet no one has been able to explain how or why she came to enter the creek. Louisa’s brother Tass has always doubted the findings and is desperate for answers. Over a decade after Louisa’s death, Private Investigator Julia Robson embarks on a fresh investigation and explores the full story of Louisa’s short life and the events leading up to her tragic passing. Together with Producer Clare McGrath, they uncover a gripping narrative full of intrigue. From an international kidnapping, a daring escape and a family’s desperate bid to stay together, it all unravels into a downward spiral exacerbated by a toxic relationship, all the while revealing flaws in a family violence support system that desperately needs fixing. Listen now: [https://casefilepresents.com/troubled-waters] (https://casefilepresents.com/troubled-waters/) ... Read more

16 Jun 2024

03 MINS

03:55

16 Jun 2024


#331

Case 288: Mark Van Dongen

*** Content warnings: Domestic violence, suicide *** Dutch national Mark van Dongen met South African Berlinah Wallace in 2010 in Bristol, England. After 5 years together, Mark decided he wanted to end the relationship. He finally broke it off in August 2015 when he met someone new.  When Berlinah Wallace refused to accept Mark’s decision, she became so consumed with anger and jealousy that she did the unthinkable. Her actions lead to devastating consequences. --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Holly Boyd Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [https://casefilepodcast.com/case-288-mark-van-dongen] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-288-mark-van-dongen/) ... Read more

15 Jun 2024

41 MINS

41:24

15 Jun 2024


#330

Case 287: Half & Susanne Zantop

When Half and Susanne Zantop were found brutally stabbed to death in their Etna, New Hampshire home, friends, colleagues and investigators were all at a loss to understand it. The married couple were both beloved professors at Dartmouth College, and no one could think of a reason why someone would want to harm them. But a crucial clue left at the crime scene would lead investigators directly to some unlikely suspects: two high school students with a deadly plan… --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-287-half-susanne-zantop] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-287-half-susanne-zantop/) ... Read more

08 Jun 2024

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:46

08 Jun 2024


#329

Case 286: The Survivors' Network

After two planes struck New York City’s World Trade Center on September 11 2001, Tania Head was one of the lucky few who managed to escape from above the impact zone of the South Tower. Saved by lauded 9/11 hero Welles Crowther, Tania’s incredible and heartbreaking story of survival became an inspiration. Triumphing through trauma, she became the face of a support group called The Survivors’ Network. Yet, as Tania’s fame grew, she became uncharacteristically anxious. Was there more to her story? --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-286-the-survivors-network] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-286-the-survivors-network/) ... Read more

01 Jun 2024

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:42

01 Jun 2024


#328

Case 285: Louise Ellis

*** Content warnings: Domestic violence *** When freelance writer Louise Ellis disappeared after leaving her Ottawa home on April 22 1995, the person leading the search for her was her devoted partner, Brett Morgan. But Brett’s criminal background made investigators suspicious and he found himself feeling more like a suspect than a victim. When he was approached by an aspiring private investigator named Marie Parent, the case suddenly took a very different turn… --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-285-louise-ellis] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-285-louise-ellis/) ... Read more

25 May 2024

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:08

25 May 2024


#327

Case 284: Widden Hill Farm

*** Content warnings: Animal cruelty, gun violence *** 43-year-old Graham Backhouse lived a peaceful life with his wife and children on Widden Hill Farm in Horton, England. But in 1984, a campaign of harassment directed at Graham left him fearing for his safety.  When his wife Margaret Backhouse becomes the victim of a targeted attack, investigators consider who could have a motive to hurt the loving couple. The focus soon turns on a neighbour, Colyn Beadle-Taylor, but all is not what it seems. --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Holly Boyd Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [https://casefilepodcast.com/case-284-widden-hill-farm] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-284-widden-hill-farm/) ... Read more

18 May 2024

42 MINS

42:51

18 May 2024


#326

Case 283: Kris Kremers & Lisanne Froon

When Dutch friends Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon set out for a six-week adventure in Panama in 2014, they were ready for the trip of a lifetime. But after failing to show up for a planned tour in the mountain town of Boquete, search parties sprung into action. Had the two young women gotten lost while hiking the popular Pianista trail, or was something more sinister at play? --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-283-kris-kremers-lisanne-froon] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-283-kris-kremers-lisanne-froon/) ... Read more

11 May 2024

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:05

11 May 2024


#325

Case 282: April Tinsley

*** Content warnings: Child victim, sexual assault *** In 2004, several young girls around Fort Wayne, Indiana received handwritten letters threatening that they would be the next victim of a child killer. Authorities were immediately concerned. DNA from the letters matched samples they had stored from an unsolved crime that was committed more than a decade earlier – the murder of eight-year-old April Tinsley. --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-282-april-tinsley] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-282-april-tinsley/) ... Read more

04 May 2024

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:45

04 May 2024


#324

Case 281: Bibaa Henry & Nicole Smallman

*** Content warnings: Racial violence, sexual assault *** In June of 2020, London social worker Bibaa Henry decided to celebrate her 46th birthday with a picnic at scenic Fryent Country Park. Celebrations continued late into the night, until Bibaa and her younger sister Nicole Smallman were the only partygoers remaining. When both failed to return home the following day, their family was quick to raise the alarm. Their search would lead to a teenager who believed he’d made a deal with the Devil… --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-281-bibaa-henry-nicole-smallman] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-281-bibaa-henry-nicole-smallman/) ... Read more

27 Apr 2024

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:17

27 Apr 2024


#323

Case 280: The Stockton Arsonist

*** Content warnings: Animal cruelty *** On a hot summer’s day in 1989, a father and son travelling through Stockton, California, discover a VHS tape left by the side of a road. When they take it home and decide to watch it, they make a disturbing discovery. The tape contains footage of a house burning to the ground and was apparently filmed by the arsonist who lit the fire. When investigators looking into the tape hit a series of dead ends, they enlist the help of popular television series Unsolved Mysteries, and the case becomes known as that of the infamous Stockton Arsonist. --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-280-the-stockton-arsonist] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-280-the-stockton-arsonist/) ... Read more

20 Apr 2024

26 MINS

26:10

20 Apr 2024


#322

Case 279: Zebb Quinn

In early January 2000, residents of Asheville, North Carolina were told to be on the lookout for 18-year-old Zebb Quinn after he failed to return home after finishing his shift at Wal-Mart. A co-worker of Zebb’s, Robert Jason Owens, claimed that Zebb had sped off after receiving a mysterious message on his pager.  Two weeks later, an unexpected breakthrough in the case presents some bizarre clues. But as twist after twist emerges, the prevailing question remains - did Zebb Quinn leave of his own accord, or was he the victim of foul play? --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-279-zebb-quinn] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-279-zebb-quinn/) ... Read more

13 Apr 2024

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:59

13 Apr 2024


#321

Case 278: Alma Tirtschke (Part 2)

*** Content warnings: Child victim, sexual assault *** [Part 2 of 2] Colin Ross maintained his innocence for the murder of Alma Tirtschke right up until his execution. Could he have been telling the truth? --- Narration – [Anonymous Host] (https://www.instagram.com/caseys.snaps/) Research & writing – Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – [Mike Migas] (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – [Andrew D.B. Joslyn] (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) Sign up for Casefile Premium: --- [Apple Premium] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/casefile-true-crime/id998568017?ign-itscg=30200S&ign-itsct=casefile_podcasts) --- [Spotify Premium] (https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/9gSwcv7USsb) --- [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/casefile) For all credits and sources, please visit [casefilepodcast.com/case-278-alma-tirtschke-part-2] (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-278-alma-tirtschke-part-2/) ... Read more

06 Apr 2024

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:56

06 Apr 2024