E30 Betsy Aardsma

By all accounts, Betsy Aardsma was a normal girl. She came from a loving family in small-town Holland, Michigan. She had a passion for public service and dreamed of joining the Peace Corps. After she graduated from the University of Michigan in 1969, Betsy followed her boyfriend to Penn State to get a masters degree. While researching a paper in the library, Betsy was murdered. Join Carter and Wenndy as they scour Betsy’s “perfect” life for clues on her death.

E29: The Hall-Mills Murder Pt.2

After a gruesome double murder, miscommunication between police departments compromises the crime scene, leaving the police nothing to go on but the lone witness – a local pig woman. Her testimony points to the wealthy Stevens family, including Willie Stevens, whose quirks complicate the trial. The Stevens are acquitted, but four years later, a shocking confession puts them back on trial and in the national spotlight. The Stevens maintain their innocence, but if they didn’t do it, who did? Join Carter and Wenndy as they investigate.

E28 The Hall-Mills Murder

Two corpses are found posed under a tree in New Brunswick, New Jersey. An heiress, a reverend, a cheating wife, a charming bachelor, the local oddball, and the love affair that turned deadly—with this cast of characters, it’s no wonder the case kicked off one of the biggest media frenzies of the early 20th century. Join Carter and Wenndy as they investigate the events in a sleepy New Jersey town that led up to the chilling murders.

E26 The Zodiac Killer

In the late 1960's and early 1970's, the self-proclaimed Zodiac Killer was responsible for at least five murders in Northern California. He cultivated his notoriety by sending taunting letters and cryptic ciphers to all the major newspapers in the California Bay Area until 1974, when they abruptly stopped. Despite an intensive search for the killer, no one was ever arrested and the case remains open. The mystery surrounding the Zodiac Killings has led to countless books and several movies. Join Carter and Wenndy as they try to solve the case.

E25 Gulielma Sands: The Manhattan Well Mystery

Three days before Christmas in 1799, a young woman named Gulielma Sands disappears the night she reveals she is to marry Levi Weeks. Her lifeless body is found in a Manhattan well on January 2nd not far from her boardinghouse on Greenwich Street, New York City. When Levi was arrested for the murder, chaos ensued. The trial was New York City’s first sensational murder case, the first American trial to be transcribed and contained the first “dream team” council that included no other than Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

We are taking a short holiday break and will be back every Tuesday starting January 3rd when we start our investigation into the ZODIAC Killer! Happy Holidays from everyone at Parcast. We are so thankful to have you as our listener. Have a happy, healthy and safe New Year!

Recap: E22 Mary Pinchot Meyer Pt.2

Recap: E22 Mary Pinchot Meyer Pt.2

“Why don’t you leave suburbia for once – come and see me – either here – or at the Cape next week or in Boston the 19th. I know it is unwise, irrational, and that you may hate it – on the other hand you may not – and I will love it. You say that it is good for me not to get what I want. After all of these years – you should give me a more loving answer than that. Why don’t you just say yes.” – President John F. Kennedy in a letter to Mary Pinchot Meyer.

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E21 Mary Pinchot Meyer

In October of 1964, Mary Pinchot Meyer, a well-known member of Georgetown society, mistress of John Kennedy, friend of Jackie Kennedy and ex-wife of a top CIA man was murdered while walking down a path she frequented alongside the C&O Canal in Washington, D.C. Was Mary the victim of random street crime or a conspiracy involving the most prominent men in the capital? Join Carter and Wenndy to find out.