The Death House Landlady


Sometimes, a subject for a podcast comes up that can be categorized for more than one show. For example, as the Parcast staff researched Malaysian Airlines flight 370 for Unexplained Mysteries, it was evident that its disappearance also spawned numerous conspiracy theories.

This recently happened while researching female criminal and serial killer Dorothea Puente. And since we're all friends here at Parcast, we asked Greg from Serial Killers, and Sami from Female Criminals to each join their co-host Vanessa to discuss the crimes of "Death House Landlady" Dorothea Puente.

Dorothea Puente didn’t set out to become Sacramento, California’s most notorious female serial killer. But she did have a criminal streak that grew more dangerous, culminating in the deaths of almost a dozen residents at the boarding house she operated. 

Nine bodies were discovered buried in her backyard. It is believed the victims were killed so that she could fraudulently cash their social security checks for herself.

Find out how she evaded detection for years by deceiving family members, social workers, and even federal investigators. Plus, learn how she got away with her first murder when you download and subscribe to both Female Criminals and Serial Killers