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Crime Junkie is a weekly podcast dedicated to giving you a true crime fix. Every Monday, Ashley Flowers will tell you about whatever crime she’s been obsessing over that week in a way that sounds like you're sitting around talking crime with your best friends. The storytelling is straightforward and free of rabbit holes so the cases stay suspenseful and are easy to follow. If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’re a Crime Junkie! You’ve found your people.
||50: MISSING: Maura Murray (Part 2)||This week we re-examine everything we thought we knew about Maura and her disappearance. Lying, stealing, cheating... all of this led Maura to leave her dorm room that February 9th. But the more we learn about Maura and her life the more questions we have about why she would have gone to New Hampshire and if she really travelling alone?||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||49: MISSING: Maura Murray (Part 1)||In 2004 a 21-year-old UMass student, Maura Murray, sends a message to her professors saying there has been a death in her family and she will be out for the next week. But that's a lie. No one can explain why Maura did this or her strange actions to follow but just hours after sending that email, Maura ends up crashing her car on a rural road in Haverhill, NH. She is seen and talked to by locals but in a 7-minute window, when everyone seems to look away, Maura vanishes. In this first episode, I will tell you what we all thought we knew about Maura and her disappearance early on in the investigation.-----Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram and join our Facebook Discussion Group! You can also join our Patreon for even more episodes and exclusive content!||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||48: EXPERT ON: Domestic Violence||In our last episode, we talked about Susan Powell who was a victim of domestic violence. Many of her friends talked about Josh's strange behavior and the recalled things that should have been warning signs. Today we talk to an expert on the topic, Ashley Bendiksen. She will tell us her story of survival, what signs to watch out for and how to safely leave a toxic relationship. Ashley Bendiksen is an acclaimed survivor speaker and award-winning activist, speaking and training nationally on the topics of domestic violence, teen dating violence, sexual assault, and bystander intervention. She also delivers motivational keynotes on resilience and leadership. Passionate about helping others reshape and redesign their lives as she once did, Ashley also offers coaching and consulting services for victims and survivors, and life empowerment coaching for women. Ashley’s professional background includes 11+ years’ as a speaker, a career spanning victim services, advocacy, and PR. She holds a B.S. in Administration of Justice, graduating as Valedictorian of her class - years after dropping out because of domestic violence. She also remains active on numerous boards and initiatives and serves as an Ambassador for several national organizations.-----Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram and join our Facebook Discussion Group! You can also join our Patreon for even more episodes and exclusive content!||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||47: MURDERED: The Powell Family||During a blizzard in December 6, 2009 Josh Powell Claims to have taken his two young sons, ages 2 and 4, camping. When he returned home he finds friends and family frantically searching for them. They're all relieved when he and the boys arrive safely. But where is Susan? Josh becomes a prime suspect in her disappearance but when the system fails to prove a case against him and protect his kids he turns on them and kills them in an unimaginably brutal fashion.This episode is brought to you by audible. Get your free 30-day trail at audible.com/crimejunkie and use promo code: crimejunkie-----Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram and join our Facebook Discussion Group! You can also join our Patreon for even more episodes and exclusive content!||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||46: MURDERED: Angela Savage||Sometime after dropping off her young daughter at the school bus, Angela Savage and her 6-month-old son were abducted. Angela's body would eventually be found on a dirt path near her home, having been assaulted, tied up and left with no shoes. Despite being a small community the case goes cold for almost 30 years until a strange incident connects Angela's murder to the death of another young girl and police are able to solve the case.-----Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram and join our Facebook Discussion Group! You can also join our Patreon for even more episodes and exclusive content!||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||45: SERIAL KILLER: Bible John||In the late 1960s, three women were murdered after attending the same nightclub. But aside from their location, all three women had something very specific in common. Was this thing they had in common the reason they were killed or was their killer, a man now known as Bible John, after them because they were frequenting a nightclub known for hookups and infidelity? It is now decades later and police are still looking for a red-haired man last seen with all three women.-----Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram and join our Facebook Discussion Group! You can also join our Patreon for even more episodes and exclusive content!||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||44: MURDERED: Danielle "Gabby" Akers||In April of 2016, Danielle "Gabby" Akers's body was found in a creek bed 60 miles from her home. She had no clothes or personal belongings with her and its still unknown how she got so far from home without a vehicle. The family believes that someone murdered Gabby, but the investigation has stalled and no major media outlets are covering the case. The family is looking for some kind of closure and we hope someone listening to this episode may know something about what happened to Gabby. --------Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram and join our Facebook Discussion Group! You can also join our Patreon for even more episodes and exclusive content!||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||43: MURDERED: The Coleman Family||When head of security for a cutting edge televangelists starts getting threatening emails, no one seems too concerned. But as those threats escalate and eventually come to fruition, law enforcement isn't convinced that everything is as it appears.----Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram and join our Facebook Discussion Group! You can also join our Patreon for even more episodes and exclusive content!||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||42: MURDERED: Chandra Levy||When a political intern goes missing, all eyes turn towards her hometown congressman. But when that lead dries up, and other women are being attacked, who is really to blame?--Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram and join our Facebook Discussion Group! You can also join our Patreon for even more episodes and exclusive content!||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||41: WANTED: Answers from a Deputy||When Terrance Williams goes missing, most law enforcement officers consider him a low-priority; He wanted, or needed, to disappear. But when his last know location is with Deputy Steven Calkins, suspicions are raised as to whether or not this is a random disappearance, or a plotted out crime.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||40: MISSING: Leah Roberts||After friends and family can't get ahold of her for days in a row, they decide that college student Leah Roberts is missing. Two weeks later, her car is found, and her love ones are ready to have answers... But will they get the answers they crave?||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||39: SERIAL KILLER: Todd Kohlhepp||Our Patreon supports will be happy to note that today, we are covering the multiple murders committed by Todd Kohlhepp. This man lured literally countless people to his property, only to systematically torture and murder them. To find out more about one of his possible victims, check out our bonus episode about the disappearance of Tammy Kingery on our Patreon.||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||38: IF I GO MISSING: Tanya Rider||When hard-working Tanya Rider misses two shifts and is late for a third, her husband knows something is wrong. But can he convince the local sheriff's department to take her disappearance seriously?ALSO IN THIS EPISODE:What is an "If I Go Missing" folder and why do I need one?-Get our If I Go Missing document---Follow us:InstagramTwitterFacebookand join our Facebook Group!||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||37: MURDERED: Barbara Nantais & Claire Hough||In the dreamy summers of southern California, two murders happen within yards of each other, but a decade apart. Questions echo throughout these cases. Are they connected? Can DNA help solve these cases? Or does it just muddle the facts even more?---Follow us:InstagramTwitterFacebookand join our Facebook Group!||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||36: WHITE COLLAR: The Dalkon Shield||With the permission from the team over at Swindled Podcast, we are covering one of their best True Crime stories. It’s a story of lies.... cover-ups... and murder. But murder that was done out in the open while a company actually profited from women’s deaths. In today’s episode, we are discussing the Dalkon Shield, an IUD that killed at least twenty women, hurt hundreds of thousands, and is still being used overseas todayHuge thanks to Swindled Podcast for their research into this episode. Check out their episode, The Contraceptive, wherever you get your podcasts, or on their website SwindledPodcast.com, and follow them on Twitter @swindledpodcast and Instagram @swindledpodcast||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||35: CAPTURED: Monster in Fort Wayne||On July 15, 2018 Police finally made an arrest in the 30-year unsolved murder of April Marie Tinsley. In this breaking clip Ashley calls Brit to tell her the news.||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||34: MURDERED: Angela Mischelle Lawless||In November 1992, Mischelle Lawless was found by passersbys deceased in her car with the headlights on and vehicle still running. Police have spent decades trying to piece together what happened to Mischelle that night. Who would she have pulled over for? Where was she headed? And even though a man served 16 years for her murder the current sherriff is convinced they still have not captured Mishelle's killer and it could all be tied back to the man... or men... who initially found her car.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||33: CONSPIRACY: The Women of Juarez||Since 1993, women in Juarez, Mexico have been dying violent deaths. Is this the work of one killer or multiple and why did the State Police work so hard to convince the public that it was the work of a man who was incarcerated, while many of the murders were still being committed?||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||32: SERIAL KILLER: The Claremont Killer||Since 1996, people in Claremont had been looking over their shoulders when they go out for a night on the town. Over the span of a few years, three girls were taken from the same place in nearly identical fashions. Many years later, those crimes would be connected to other attacks dating back to 1988. And somehow, in 2016, a man was arrested for these crimes... But we still don't know exactly how police got his name.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||31: MISSING: Sage Smith||On November 20, 2012, Sage Smith left her home at 5:30 for a date. She was seen alone at 6:30 talking to someone on the phone and then possibly sighted one more time at 7:00 at a cafe, again alone. Her father and friends were advocates and attempted to investigate her disappearance on their own, but ended up in the same place where the police ended up. At a dead end. No one has seen her since and police are still looking to speak with the man she last communicated with that day.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||30: UPDATE: Katelin Akens||In this update episode, Ashley gets the chance to talk to Lisa, Katelin's mom, about Katelin's case, and like, you all asked... What about Katelin's step-father?||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||29: MURDERED: Sylvia Likens||Sylvia was a happy, beautiful 16 year old when her parents left her and her sister in the care of Gertrude Baniszewski while they went on the road for work. But, within a few short months, Sylvia was beaten, humiliated, and ultimately left to die from neglect and severe abuse, inflicted by not only Gertrude, but the Baniszewski children, and neighborhood kids as well.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||28: SERIAL KILLER: The Green River Killer||Through the 80's & 90's, women in the state of Washington were turning up dead. First, along the Green River, then in other clusters throughout the state and even into Portland, Oregon. Not only had these women been murdered but their killer would re-visit their corpses and sexually assault them multiple times until their corpses were fully decomposed and consumed by maggots. A man named Gary Ridgeway had been pointed out by a number of witnesses as being the Green River Killer but police were unable to make an arrest until DNA connected him to four crimes scenes in 2001 – two decades and at least 49 victims later.||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||27: MISSING: Misty Copsey||In September of 1992, a young teenager named Misty Copsey went missing after visiting the local fair in Puyallup, Washington with her best friend. Almost 26 years have passed and all we have are a handful of suspicious suspects, a pair of jeans found at a site that could be linked to a serial killer, and a rogue private citizen whose efforts to try to solve the case have become an obsession that might actually be distracting from the real investigation.||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||26: CAPTURED: Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible's Killer||In April of 2018, we were all talking about the capture of the Gold State Killer but did you know another long-time cold case was solved that same week? On December 29,1999, best friends Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman were having a sleepover at Ashley's house. Sometime in the early morning hours of December 30th, Ashley's parents were murdered and their home set on fire. The two girls were never seen again. For years, theories surrounded this case. Did Someone take the girls? Were the girls responsible for one or more murders and then ran off to start new lives? Well in 2018 we finally got answers, though, as of this recording their remains have still not been found.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25: MURDERED: Amber Tuccaro // Henry McCabe||This week we tell you not one but two stories that have been underreported despite the terrifying audio capture shortly before each of their deaths.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||24: MISSING: Bethany Decker||In 2011, Bethany Decker's life was far from easy. As a young wife and mother with a husband overseas in the military, things were strained. When her husband comes back for a short leave, Bethany shares some shocking news and then disappears, neve...||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23: CAPTURED: The Golden State Killer||On April 25th, 2018, a decades-long search for the man believed to be the Visalia Ransacker, the East Area Rapist, the Original Night Stalker, and the Golden State Killer was identified and apprehended by authorities. We spoke with Criminology Podcast'.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||22: MURDERED: Kenia Monge||19-year-old Kenia Monge went missing in downtown Denver on April 1, 2011\. When Kenia's step dad finds an eerie text message from a stranger on her phone, it leads him and police right to her killer. However, without Kenia's body and no clue where sh||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||21: SERIAL KILLER: L.I.S.K.||When a young escort goes missing after an outcall on Long Island in 2010, no one bothers to search for her. No one except a single detective and his dog who while looking, stumble upon the burial ground of a serial killer... or... killers? What unfolds.||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||20: ADNAN: What Serial Didn't Tell You||Hundreds of millions of people tuned into Serial season one back in 2014. Sarah Koenig told us all about the story of 18 year old high school senior Hae Min Lee who disappeared on January 13th, 1999\. Hae's body was later found in Leakin Park, and not..||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||19: UPDATE: Monster in Fort Wayne, Indiana||In this bonus episode, we get the opportunity to talk with April Tinsley’s mom, Janet, about the investigation into her daughter’s murder and the torment April's killer has put her family, and the city of Fort Wayne through. Be sure to listen to epi||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||18: WANTED: Monster in Fort Wayne, Indiana||Thirty years ago this week, a little girl in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was abducted, sexually assaulted, murdered and now, forgotten by everyone. It is one of the most horrific crimes we've ever researched, and yet when we ask people if they know about Apri.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||17: MISSING: Kiplyn Davis||In 1995, one of our listeners from Kentucky was high school pen pals with girl named Kiplyn Davis from Spanish Forks, Utah, when one day the Spanish Forks Police called looking for answers. Kiplyn had gone missing. Kiplyn's story takes over 16 years to.||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||16: MURDERED: The Longo Family||What makes a seemingly normal family man snap, murder his entire family, and assume a new identity in Mexico? Christian Longo was a husband, and father of three kids, who moved his family to Oregon to escape legal and money trouble he had accrued back .||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||15: MISSING: Katelin Akens||In December of 2015, Katelin was to board a plane from VA to AZ. She texted her mom that she made it to the airport and her phone was dying, so she would text later. But Katelin never made it on that flight and she has never been seen since. The invest.||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||14: SERIAL KILLER: Herb Baumeister||In the late 90s, Indianapolis was rocked when it was found out that a local business man was murdering gay men and burying them on his 15 acre estate called Fox Hollow Farms.||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||13: UPDATE: Niqui McCown||In this bonus episode we get the opportunity to talk with Niqui McCown’s daughter, Payton, and get all our left over questions from episode one answered!||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||12: CONSPIRACY: Bardstown, Kentucky||A 35 year old woman named Crystal Rogers went missing from Bardstown, KY back in 2015\. Her car was found on the side of a busy parkway with a flat tire, keys, wallet and phone still inside. Just 16 months later, while searching for answers, Crystal's||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||11: MURDERED: Tent Girl||On May 17, 1968, a woman was found in the woods, murdered and wrapped in tent fabric. For over 30 years she remained unidentified in a Kentucky grave with a donated headstone that bore the name "Tent Girl". But 90s internet and a superhero named Todd||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||10: WANTED: Killer on the High Bridge||On February 13th, 2017, Abby Williams and Libby German went for a hike near the Monon High Bridge, in Delphi, Indiana. After Libby posted a Snapchat photo of Abby at 2:07 pm, the girls were never seen alive again. Searchers found their bodies near a cr.||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||9: MURDERED: Amy Weidner||A teenage mother stays home from school one day with her daughter because she isn't feeling well. Just a few hours after her family leaves the house she is brutally attacked. Surely it had to be someone she knew. Did they know she would be home that da.||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||8: MISSING: Bryce Laspisa||Bryce Laspisa started acting strangely on August 27, 2013\. Just a couple of days into his sophomore year, friends started to become concerned about his unusual behavior. He planned atrip home to visit his parents and what should have been a 7 hour jou.||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||7: SERIAL KILLER: Shawn Grate||Shawn Grate is currently awaiting trial in Ohio for two counts of murder but his admitted body count is much more. From 2005 - 2016 he terrorized vulnerable women of Ohio but police had no idea. Shawn Grate murdered woman police didn't even consider mi||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||6: MURDERED: Karina Holmer||In 1996, Boston saw one of the most brutal, and now notorious, murders of their city. Over 20 years later, not many people outside of Boston know the name of the Swedish nanny who was brutally murdered, dismembered and thrown away with the garbage on a.||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||5: WANTED: Robert Fisher||Robert William Fisher is an American fugitive wanted for the murder of his wife and two children. Their home in Scottsdale, Arizona was blown up on April 10, 2001 in an attempt to cover up the crimes. However, no one has seen or heard from Robert since.||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4: SERIAL KILLER: The West Mesa Serial Killer||Happy New Year! For our first episode of 2018, we outline the still-unsolved murders of the West Mesa Serial Killer**FYI: We've marked this episode as explicit because there are a couple of f-bombs. Sorry! We'll do better next time, I promise!||12/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||3: MURDERED: Laci Peterson - Part Two||The story everyone thinks they know... but do you really? In part two, we discuss the continued focus on Scott as a suspect in the disappearance and murder of his wife, Laci.||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||2: MURDERED: Laci Peterson||The story everyone thinks they know... but do you really? In part one we cover Laci’s disappearance and the suspicion that fell on her husband Scott Peterson.||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||1: MISSING: Niqui McCown||The story of an Indiana woman who disappears from a laundry mat only weeks before her wedding.||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Perfect for Crime Fans!
Ashley Flowers has helped start other crime podcasts before and she doesn’t disappoint! If you’re a fan of this kind of stuff then you’ll definitely love Crime Junkies.
I listen to murder Monday every week. I can’t wait to listen to this!
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Ashley Flowers tells the BEST stories!! So amazing! I would never claim to be a fan of crime or even scary stories, but she makes them so interesting and accessible that I find myself seeking more stories from her! Now she has her own podcast and I cannot wait to listen to every single episode! Anyone and EVERYONE should listen up!!