On September 14th, 1971, 16 year old Cathy Moulton was dropped off in downtown Portland, Maine to do a little shopping. She visited a friend before making the walk back home. Unfortunately, she would never make it there. Cathy's disappearance would go cold quickly, with no new leads of where she might be. Twenty four years later, a new detective on the case was able to track down where Cathy went from Portland, but that trail ended before Cathy or her body were found. What happened to Cathy Moulton that afternoon? Will her family ever get an answer?
In June in 1981, Minnesota police received a phone call from a man crying, saying he had killed someone and begged police to find him so he wouldn’t have to kill again. Police were unable to track him. A year later, the same man called for an ambulance after getting into a physical altercation with a woman who he had planned to murder. Paul Stephani was picked up and connected to the phone call made the year before. How many innocent women had Paul murdered, and what drove him to murder them in such a gruesome manner?
In 1979, Sue Sharp left her husband and moved her five kids to cabin 28 in Keddie, California. Two years later, Sue, her eldest son, and his friend, Dana, were found murdered inside the cabin. Her youngest daughter, Tina, was nowhere to be found. The case would go cold until three years later when Tina’s remains were finally discovered. Who murdered the three found in cabin 28 and why did they take Tina when they left? Would justice ever be served for Dana and the Sharp family?
Today’s episode is a special one because it’s our 100TH EPISODE! We couldn’t have made it here without all of our listeners and supporters, so to show our thanks we’re giving you two stories today. First, Kelli shares the story of one the worst child killers in America’s history, Albert Fish. Albert claims to have tortured and murdered hundreds of children, and while only three of those murders were proven, they were three of the most gruesome crimes against children. Then, Amelia tells us the history of one of America’s most haunted hotels, the Crescent Hotel. Norman Baker bought the run down hotel in 1937 and turned it into a hospital. After being sent to prison for mail fraud, the hospital was left abandoned for years. It’s now a fully functioning hotel and spa, but you may run into a ghost or two during your stay.
In July 2012, 16 year old Skylar Neese disappeared from the apartment she lived in with her family. Six months later, one of Skylar’s best friends, Rachel Shoaf, could no longer stand the guilt and confessed to murdering Skylar with the help of her other best friend, Shelia Eddy. Rachel then led police to Skylar’s body, confirming what they had done. What drove the two teenage girls to plot and murder what everyone thought was their best friend?
In November of 1949, 24 year old Timothy Evans informed the UK police that his wife, Beryl, had died and he had disposed of her body in a sewer drain. Then he told them his neighbor, John Christie, had actually murdered his wife. The bodies of Beryl and her 13 month old were found on the property, and Timothy was executed for the murder of their daughter. Four years later, several other bodies were found on the property and it was discovered that John Christie had murdered several women over the years. Was Timothy wrongfully executed for murder, and would justice ever truly be served for all of the victims?
Jennifer Pan’s parents set very high expectations for her, so when her grades began slipping in highschool, she forged her report cards to show perfect grades. She would then go on to lie about attending college and employment. Her parents soon caught on and forbade her from leaving their home, except to go to work, which they tracked. Until November 2010, when two armed men barged into the Pan family home and shot her parents. Her mother didn’t survive, but her dad did. Was this a random act of violence, or was this part of a scheme put together by Jennifer herself?
In the early morning hours of June 6, 1996, 26 year old Darlie Routier called 911 claiming a man broke into her family’s home, stabbed two of her sons and tried to slit her throat before running out of the home. Her husband was asleep in the other room with their 7 month old son. However, Darlie’s claims of the attack and the evidence at the crime scene didn’t seem to add up. Darlie would soon be found guilty of the murder of one of her sons, but was she really the murderer? And if she wasn’t, who was?
In March of 1905, Jeanna Weber’s sister in law left her two children in Jeanna’s care for a few hours. When she returned, only one of her children was alive. A week later, her second child died while in the care of Jeanna. By January of 1906, Jeanna was on trial for murdering eight children, including her own son, but she was acquitted on all charges. Within 2 years, she would be back on trial for murdering another two children. Would Jeanna finally be found guilty and put behind bars before she could murder again?
Theresa Knorr lost her mother at a young age and was never quite the same after. By the time she was 30, Theresa was a widow, had been divorced three times, and had six children with three different men. She then began taking her anger out on her children, even killing two of her own daughters within a year. Theresa went into hiding and it appeared she would get away with her evil crimes. Nine years later, Theresa’s youngest daughter took action and finally brought justice to her two murdered sisters.