“Well, it’s not something that one just closes a door on, you know. When one is responsible for someone’s life ending, whether it’s a justifiable act or not, it stays with you. You have to learn to cope with it.Read More
Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories
With Carter Roy & Wenndy Mackenzie
About Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories
Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is a podcast drama with a modern twist on old time radio that delves into the mystery of true cold cases and unsolved murders. With the help of an ensemble cast, follow our hosts as they take you on an entertaining journey through the crime scene, the investigation and attempt to solve the case. With many surprising plot twists, it’s important you start listening from Episode 1. New episodes are released every other Tuesday.
The official story is that gangster Johnny Stompanato was murdered by a 14-year-old girl. But with a Hollywood starlet, the LA Mob, and an abusive relationship in the picture, the official story may not be the truth. Though the answer may seem obvious, this case has been heavily debated for decades.
In this classic Tinseltown tragedy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios’s glamourous movie starlet Lana Turner – best known for her performance in The Postman Always Rings Twice – finds herself wrapped up in a murder investigation involving her daughter Cheryl Crane and herRead More
This week, Carter and Wenndy look deeper into a local feud and an alleged affair leading up the murders in Villisca. Suspects in the Villisca Ax Murders include a hired assassin, a transient, a serial killer and a reverend who claimed God told him to “slay utterly”.
One night in the sleepy town of Villisca, Iowa, 8 people were hacked to death in their beds. Prior to this, Villisca had been a thriving, prosperous, and mostly crime-free town. Afterwards, Villisca would never be the same. Carter and Wenndy re-examine the day leading up the Villisca Ax Murders, the crime scene, and the immediate investigation into the deaths of the Moore family and the Stillinger girls.
Josiah and Sarah Moore, their four children and two young guests are found dead in their Villisca, Iowa home on June 10th, 1912. Their faces were nearly beaten to a pulp by a long-handled axe left at the crime scene.Read More
When Lilly Lindestrom was found dead in Stockholm’s Atlas area, the police were baffled. Because she wasn’t just found dead, she was found drained of blood and positioned near a ladle. The search for the Atlas Vampire was on. Carter and Wenndy dig into the odd case, as well as the public’s fascination with vampires.
A Swedish business woman and a prostitute, Lilly Lindstrom’s luck runs out on May 2nd, 1932 when she unwittingly invites a client with murderous intentions into her apartment located in the Atlas section of Stockholm, Sweden. He kills Lilly during sex andRead More
Detectives Stearns and Flis hunt for the murder weapons in the Robison Family’s case- two guns that are strikingly hard to find, considering that most people in the woods of Northern Michigan at the time owned a gun. After following the gun hunt, Carter and Wenndy look into Richard’s mysterious contact, “Roebert”; the detective’s prime suspect, Joe Scolaro and The Coed Killer.
Detroit detectives Lloyd Stearns and John Flis zero in on Joe Scolaro, who they suspect embezzled $60,000 from Richard Robison’s ad agency and then murdered the entire Robison family to cover it up. Not only does a bloody footprint at the crime scene match a pair of Joe’s boots, the gun evidence, failed polygraphs and lackRead More
The Robison family was found shot to death in their summer cabin in the idyllic town of Good Hart. If that wasn’t bad enough, by the time the bodies were found, they had been dead for almost a month. Carter and Wenndy explore the decomposed crime scene, and then examine suspects including an escaped mental patient, a drifter, the cabin’s “strange” caretaker, and even one of Richard Robison’s employees.
The entire Robison family was murdered on June 25th, 1968 inside their Good Hart, Lake Michigan summer cabin, but it wasn’t until the smell of decomposition brought the community’s groundskeeper to the doorstep twenty-seven days later that their bodies were discovered.Read More
The search for answers about the Somerton Man and the intriguing paper found in his pocket leads hosts Carter and Wenndy to the center of Cold War espionage. As they continue the case, the investigation moves from Persian poetry to a mysterious woman who most certainly lied to the police.
Distinctive physical features strongly suggest that the Somerton Man had a son with the mysterious Jestyn, but she had no intention of keeping her former lover in her life. Instead, she led Prosper Thomson, her married car-salesman boyfriend, to believe that the boy was his. Whether the Somerton Man threatened to reveal himself as thRead More
Australia, December 1948. A man is found dead on Somerton Beach. The police don’t know his name. They don’t know his age. They can’t even figure out what country he’s from. All they have is the message “Tamam Shud”. Who was the Somerton Man, and what is Tamam Shud? Carter and Wenndy try to find out.
On December 1, 1948, the dead body of a man was found leaning against the seawall of Somerton Beach in Southern Australia. It was the dawn of the Cold War. Nearby, the British were testing rockets at a secret weapons base, and the United States intercepted messages confirming the existence of an extensive network of Soviet spies operating out of the country. The unsolved murder of the Somerton Man is a famous tale of secrets, spiesRead More
The Monster of Florence shook the hills of Italy so strongly that two separate task forces were assigned to the case. Carter and Wenndy examine how the murderer affected local investigators as well as journalist Mario Spezi, who remained hot on the trail, even interviewing an anonymous source. Suspects ranged from a former convict with a suspicious painting, to practitioners of black magic to even Spezi himself.
It’s 1993 and Mario Spezi’s life remains consumed by the Monster of Florence case, despite Brother Galileo Babbini’s urgings to leave it all behind him. With the trial of Pietro Pacciani about to begin – the man charged with the Monster of Florence’s fourteen murders –Read More
When crime reporter Mario Spezi began a story on a murdered couple found in the Italian countryside, he had no idea what a wormhole this chilling tableau would open. The Monster of Florence shot couples and mutilated women, but were the related murders the work of a serial killer, copycat killings, or a member of the mafia gone rogue? Carter and Wenndy investigate the murders’ connections to a Sardinian clan, and discuss the life and theories of journalist Mario Spezi, who spent over 20 years writing about the crimes.