In May 2010, a 911 call from a 24-year-old escort, Shannan Gilbert, sparked a gruesome discovery: a possible serial killer was haunting the Long Island community.
Gilbert had vanished after visiting a high-end client, and her 23-minute-long 911 call led police to assume foul play. But while searching for Gilbert, police instead discovered the bodies of four other sex workers buried in the sand on Jones Beach Island. Gilbert’s remains were found in December in 2011, in addition to several other bodies — there’s thought to be 10 victims so far.
The killer has been dubbed several names, including the “Long Island Serial Killer,” the “Gilgo Beach Killer,” and the “Craiglist Ripper.” This shadowy killer, who has yet to be caught, is the inspiration for author Cristina Alger’s new novel “Girls Like Us.”
The book takes a fictionalized look at the murders through the character Nell Flynn, an FBI agent and
The true-crime-podcast universe is ever-expanding. We’re here to make it a bit smaller and a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows, and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the noteworthy and the exceptional. Each week, our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists will pick their favorites.
Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic: “The Tiger King” and “More Wicked Than a Bobcat”
Over My Dead Body,which premiered earlier this year with the story of murdered Florida attorney Dan Markel, returns with a brand-new host (Rob Moor) and a brand-new case. Meet Joe “Exotic” Shreibvogel, a flamboyant performer and proprietor of a zoo in Oklahoma. Now meet his sworn enemy, Carole Baskin, an animal advocate and owner of a big-cat animal sanctuary in Florida. For
The fun-loving host of the Martinis Murder podcast told her Instagram followers she was heading out of the city and was grabbing a quick coffee at Starbucks. She said she was going on a boat with Yawn but wondered, “Is this what you wear when you go on a boat with Captain Sandy?” Carp looked concerned.
Truthfully, Carp was dressed appropriately for a day of adventure. Videos she shared later showed a group of women dressed casually for a day of boating. But she runs into Ramona Singer from
To one, he’s the man who saved her life. To another, he’s a vicious abuser who was only focused on his own preservation.
It has been 50 years since some of Charles Manson’s followers savagely murdered actress Sharon Tate and eight others during the summer of 1969—but many of the women who followed the charismatic cult leader now have vastly different views of just who Manson really was.
While some members say they feel “honored” to have met the notorious cult leader—who lived most his life behind bars before dying in prison in 2017—others now believe Manson “destroyed lives” of not only the murder victims and their families but also of many of his followers.
For many, life with Manson began as an idyllic refuge—full of free love, acceptance, drugs, and a greater purpose to care for the natural world.
“He was the most confident person I had ever run into,” former Manson family member Catherine
The good news is that a missing boy, who vanished 11 years ago, has finally been found alive. The bad news is that he now faces serious charges for allegedly shooting his kidnapper, his own father, to death.
“After 11 years of waiting to hear if my brother was still alive, he is found,” sister Natasha Templet told WAFB 9 in Baton Rouge.“He has been secluded and abused all these years by his own father. My brave brother had to defend himself for the last time against that evil man.”
Anthony Templet vanished from his Houston, Texas home at age 5. His dad Burt Templet was always thought to be the abductor, according to the family. They showed WAFB “missing boy” fliers that they posted around Houston at the time of the disappearance. It displays photos of both father and son.
“He snatched him from our home,” Natasha told WAFB9.
The U.S. television channel Oxygen has experienced several rebrands ever since its launch in 2000. Nowadays, the channel is primarily known for its thrilling true crime documentaries, with shows such as Murder and Justice: The Case of Martha Moxley dominating a large portion of their schedule. After recent true crime releases on other major platforms such as Netflix, it appears that appetite for the genre is at an all time high. So here’s all the information you need if you’re wondering how to watch Oxygen true crime documentaries in the UK.
Unfortunately, Oxygen is not available in the UK, which means viewers on this side of the pond currently don’t have access to the channel’s brilliant selection of true crime docs. I have reached out to the broadcaster for comment on the matter, and will update with any new information once it becomes available.
NEW ORLEANS — Hundreds of true crime aficionados descended on New Orleans Friday for the opening day of CrimeCon, an annual convention highlighting scandalous or underreported crimes and the people who shed light on them.
The convention started at noon with attendees flooding into Podcast Row. Podcasters from popular shows such as Oxygen’s Martinis Murder and regional podcasts such as Southern Fried True Crime met with fans and took selfies in front of their booths.
But one of the booths on Podcast Row was for a show that isn’t out yet.
Tegna (WWL-TV’s parent company) is planning to launch True Crime Chronicles on June 24. The podcast digs into the archives of Tegna stations around the country (including WWL, Tegna owns 49 TV stations in 41 areas) and talks with the people involved, from reporters to witnesses and prosecutors.
Jessica Noll, a podcast host and producer, was covering cold cases in Georgia when
NBCUniversal’s Oxygen Media has been in the podcasting business for two years, but this is the year that the cable network hopes that business becomes a real source of revenue.
Since its debut in January 2017, episodes of Oxygen’s flagship podcast, “Martinis Murder” — a weekly talk show focused on true crime stories — have been downloaded more than 8 million times, according to Lisa Hsia, evp of digital for Bravo, Oxygen and Universal Kids Media. However, with the exception of one-off series tied to its TV programming, “Martinis Murder” remains Oxygen’s sole regular podcast show because the company is still waiting to see whether podcasting can generate meaningful revenue before it looks to add more shows and enter the podcast network business, Hsia said.
BYT Media today announces full programming for the New York City edition of Death Becomes Us – A True Crime Festival. The multi day event is the second edition of the festival, which saw its premiere edition in Washington D.C. in 2018. It is also the first of its kind in New York City, expecting to attract upwards of 6,000 attendees across its venues, which include Gramercy Theatre, Town Hall, Nitehawk Cinema, Strand Bookstore and more between March 20-24th, with warm up events and content leading up to it.
Festival all access passes sold out the first week, with individual shows on sale now and more announcements coming soon.
In recent years, true crime has gone from (mostly) sensationalist fare to prestige entertainment. Shows and podcasts like “Serial,” “My Favorite Murder,” “Making a Murderer,” “Evil Genius,” “Last Podcast on The
The subject of the popular podcast “Dirty John” from The Los Angeles Times, John Meehan had a lengthy rap sheet before he died after attacking Terra Newell, the daughter of his second wife, Debra. Though Meehan had most likely never (successfully) committed a murder, there is evidence to suggest he may have been well on his way to doing just that.
After being arrested for stalking his ex-girlfriend Marileide Andersen, police searched Meehan’s office space and car, where they found documents connecting him to an RV in Cathedral City, California.
“We go to the trailer and it looks like it’s out of ‘Breaking Bad.’ It’s filthy. Just lots of prescription drugs, needles, barely could walk around inside of it,” Detective Julia Bowman of the Laguna Beach Police Department told “Dirty John, The Dirty Truth,” a two-hour documentary airing on Oxygen. “But, there is this very, very nice computer. And the entire wallpaper is