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At any given time in the world, there are thousands of unsolved murders. Most of them will never be solved. The first 48 hours of a homicide are the most crucial to an investigation. Eventually, leads dry up, witnesses become less cooperative, and cases go cold (unsolved). Meanwhile, detectives continue receiving new homicide cases which push older ones to the back. After a case goes cold, it quickly becomes yesterday’s news. The public and the media will forget about the crime and move onto the next crime story.

But do you know who won’t forget about a cold case? The victim’s family and friends. They won’t forget because their case is more than a case file or news story. The victims were sons, fathers, mothers, daughters, or friends. Catch my Killer is a podcast that focuses on the victim's surviving family and friends who give a voice to those who no longer have one. If you are listening and can help bring a killer to justice, please call in your tips. Even the smallest clue could be large enough to break a case wide open.

Please be sure to visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by subscribing to my true crime Patreon page. You will receive an extra podcast episode per month (true crime, paranormal or a combination of both.) To subscribe, please visit my Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/catchmykiller.
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Derek Pagan had joined the Army in 2011. Prior to joining the Army, he was just another young man from Kunkletown, Pa trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. Although his mother wasn’t thrilled with her only son joining the Army, she supported his decision.After completing basic training and AIT, he was stationed at Fort Hood in Kileen Texas. He had joined the military to further his education, travel and to make a career of the military. Tragically, his dreams of a career ended in the early morning hours of April 26, 2015. Coincidentally, his mother said his enlistment date was April 26, 2011. So he died exactly four years after enlisting. On the night of his death, Derek was walking along U.S. 183 after attending a Life in Color concert. While returning to his hotel, an unknown vehicle struck him and left him for dead. Passerbys stopped to offer assistance to the mortally wounded soldier. Unfortunately, Derek didn’t survive. It’s believed a White vehicle struck him. He was then thrown onto the hood. It could have possibly been a passenger car or a pickup truck.If you have any information about Derek’s murder, please contact the The Austin Police Department tip line at 512-472-8477, 1-800-893-8477 or contact Detective Eads at 512-563-6233. You can also visit the Justice for Derek FB page for additional information about this case.Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
Linda Dearth of Brookville, Ohio was a 13 year old junior high school student. On January 25, 1973 Linda was home from school. It was the day of former President Lyndon Johnson’s funeral. All the kids were off to commemorate the day. Linda’s parent Duane and Betty were both working. Linda was home with her brother Robert who was 17 at the time. But after receiving a phone call from their grandma, Robert left the house to do some work for her. This left Linda home alone. Robert returned home around 11:45 a.m. What he found would haunt him and his family till this day. He found the body of his sister Linda. Someone had entered the family home, sexually assaulted Linda and then shot her to death. Over 4 decades have passed since Linda's death. Her family is still seeking justice for her murder. If you have any information about Linda's case, please contact the Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP. Video provided by https://www.whio.comPlease also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
For this week’s episode I spoke to Gloria and Mike Bates, who are the parents of a murdered soldier named Amanda Gonzales. Amanda had joined the Army and became a cook. She was stationed at the former Army base at Hanau, Germany. She had plans to return to Texas for Christmas to spend the holiday with her parents. She had a surprise for them. She was pregnant and expected to have her baby on Mike and Gloria’s wedding anniversary. The couple was looking forward to becoming grandparents. Unfortunately, this joyous moment would never happen. On November 5, 2001, Amanda was found deceased in her barracks. Someone had beaten and strangled the pregnant mother to be. Instead of coming home for Christmas, Amanda would be coming to be buried. If you know anything about what happened to Amanda, please contact the FBI field office in NY at (212) 384-1000 or you can go to their website at www.fbi.gov/tips. And if you would like more information about Amanda, please visit the family’s FB page at: PFC Amanda Gonzales Memorial Facebook. There is also a reward for $125,000 for tips leading to Amanda's killer. *Video clip provided by KBTX (www.kbtx.com)Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
On August 11, 2008, Ryan Widmer called 911 to report that his wife Sarah had possibly drowned in their bathtub. Ryan said he drained the tub and remove his wife from it. The paramedics tried to save Sarah Widmer, but she was beyond help. The coroner ruled her death as a drowning. But did her husband drown her or did she suffer from an unknown medical condition that caused her death? The police quickly assumed Ryan had murdered his wife. He was arrested and indicted quickly. At the time, many armchair detectives and the media portrayed Ryan Widmer as a killer. But did he really kill his wife as the police claimed? Is it possible that this young woman could have had a seizure before drowning? Most people think it’s impossible. But when you look into Sarah’s past, you begin to realize it was a possibility. She had previously fallen asleep in the bathtub. Co workers said she would take breaks and sleep in her car.For this episode, I spoke to former Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Janice Hisle. She covered all three of Ryan Widmer's trials and wrote a book about this case. If you would like to know more about this story, please visit Amazon.com and purchase Janice’s book. Or you can purchase it directly from her and receive an autographed copy. She is also open to listening to theories about this case. For more information about Janet Hisle, please visit her FB page titled SUBMERGED: Ryan Widmer, his drowned bride and the justice system or visit her website titled www.thesubmergedbook.com.*Video courtesy of WCPO 9 (www.wcpo.com)Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
For this week’s episode I spoke to Griselda Martinez, who is the sister of Army paratrooper Enrique Roman-Martinez, who disappeared on May 22, 2020. He went camping with 7 other Ft. Bragg soldiers on North Carolina’s South Core Banks.On May 23, 2020 A fellow soldier called 911 and claimed that Martinez wandered off the previous evening and never returned. Allegedly, he was only wearing shorts and no shirt. His remains washed up on Shackleford Banks Island on May 29, 2020. Someone had murdered Enrique and then dismembered his body. Do you know who killed this 21-year-old soldier? Enrique had a lot to live for. He will never become a father, grandfather or be able to possibly give away one of his sisters at their future weddings. If you have any information about this case, please leave a tip with the U.S. Army CID at www.p3tips.com or call 254-495-7767 or 910-396-8777. There is a substantial reward for any information leading to catching Enrique’s killer. Please also visit the Justice for SPC. Enrique Roman Martinez FB page for more details about this case.Video clip provided from https://abc7.com/ Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
On April 5, 2019 Aaron Key's lifeless body was found inside a shed with a rope around his neck. His mother, Lisa Masters, said she initially believed it was a suicide until she began looking into his death and asking questions. She said Aaron didn’t have any rope burns or any other types of marks on his neck to indicate he hanged himself. Lisa also said when police arrived, Aaron was laying on the ground in a fetal position. Lisa has seen the crime scene photos and believes the scene was staged. She also learned there were at least 5 people with Aaron when he died. She has spoken to people who have information about how Aaron died. They all claim Aaron's death was no suicide. Several people have told Lisa that her son was murdered. Since her son's death, she has tried to get authorities to reopen his case and pursue his case as a homicide. Do you have any information about the death of Aaron Key? Can you help his grieving mother get justice for her beloved son? If you know anything about Aaron's death, please submit your tips directly to Lisa through her FB page titled Justice for Aaron Shane Key. She prefers to receive any tips directly. She will review them and forward them to the appropriate authorities. Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
For this week’s episode I spoke to author JT Townsend, who wrote Summer’s Almost Gone. The book covers Cincinnati’s most notorious unsolved triple homicide. On September 25, 1966, someone murdered Jerry Bricca, his wife Linda and their 4-year-old daughter Debbie. Jerry and Linda’s bodies were found in their bedroom while Debbie’s body was found in her own bedroom. An unidentified person or persons brutally stabbed the entire family to death. Who could be so evil they could stab a 4-year-old child to death? If you would like additional information about this case, you can buy Summer's Almost Gone by JT Townsend on Amazon.com or visit his web page titled https://jttownsend.com/. He also has a FB titled JT Townsend, True Crime Detective. Please contact the author with additional concerns about this case or his book. Video courtesy of WCPO9.com Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
On November 28, 2017, Army Specialist Melendez had been out with friends. Melendez had taken friends to the Black Flower Bar and was the designated driver on that evening. He wanted to make sure his friends didn’t drive drunk and that they got home safely. He had planned to return to Fort Bragg the next day to report for duty.According to Sgt. Pennica of the Raleigh Police Department’s homicide unit, an unidentified killer shot Jose to death after he dropped off friends. Jose had picked up some items at his friend's apartment and was walking to his car. Out of the darkness, an unknown killer approached Jose and shot him to death. If you know anything about the Jose Melendez homicide, please contact the Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP or go to www.raleighcrimestoppers.org. There is a financial reward for information leading to the successful prosecution of Jose’s killer. For more information about Jose, please visit the Justice for Spc. Jose Melendez, Jr. FB page. Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
For this week’s episode I spoke to Penny Morales, who is the wife of a murdered young soldier named Gregory Wedel Morales. Morales was last seen on August 19. 2019. His remains were recovered in a shallow grave outside Fort Hood on June 19, 2020. The Army didn’t try to locate Morales because they had declared him a deserter a month after he vanished. His wife said her husband wouldn't have just walked away from his life.Kimberly Wedel, Greg’s mother, told the Washington Post the military failed him because they didn’t look for him immediately after he vanished. She was told that no one tried to find him because he was labeled a deserter. If you know anything about the murder of Gregory Wedel Morales, please contact the Killeen Texas PD at 254-501-8830 or the Army CID at 254-287-2722. There is also a FB page dedicated to Gregory. It’s titled Justice For Gregory Wedel Morales.Video clip provided by Video clip provided by KCENNews at www.kcentv.com Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
For this week’s episode I spoke to David Holtzclaw, who is the son of a murdered woman named Sylvia Holtzclaw. On May 16, 2003, Sylvia worked alone at the Blue ridge Savings Bank in Greer, South Carolina. On this particular day, it was just her and customers Eb and Maggie Barnes. The Barnes were a retired couple who stopped by to handle some business. Sometime during the afternoon, an unknown killer robbed the bank and murdered Sylvia and her two elderly customers. Their bodies were found in a utility room in the back of the building. It was the first triple murder in Greer’s history. The killer escaped without any detection. Today, the three homicides remain unsolved. Do you know who killed Sylvia Holtzclaw and Eb and Maggie Barnes on May 16, 2003 in Greer, SC? If you have any information about this cold case, please contact the Greer, SC police department at (864) 848-2151 or Crimestoppers at 23-CRIME or (888-274-6372). There is also a Facebook page titled Memory of Sylvia Holtzclaw if you would like more details about Sylvia’s case. Video clip provided by David HoltzclawPlease also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
On May 18, 2020, at 10 am, local police officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Fuller Lane in Harker Heights Texas where Pfc. Brandon Scott Rosecrans was found dead. Authorities have concluded that he died from a gunshot wound and his death is now being investigated as a homicide, according to the Harker Heights Police Department.Brandon entered the army in May 2018 as a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer. He had been assigned to the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division since November 2018.Thomas Berg is the father of PFC Rosecrans. He loved his son and called Brandon his best friend. He visits his son’s grave daily. He has told me that if the police don’t solve Brandon’s case soon, he will leave his Missouri home and relocate to the Fort Hood area and find his son’s killer. Please listen to the heartfelt pleas of a broken father who is hell bent on catching his son’s killer. Now on with the story of PFC Brandon Scott Rosecrans as told by his father Thomas Berg. Do you know who killed Brandon on May 18, 2020 in Harker Heights, Texas? Perhaps you were in the area and saw something you didn’t think was significant. There is a substantial reward for anyone who can help identify Brandon’s killer. What if Brandon was your son, nephew, brother or friend? Wouldn’t you want justice. On behalf of Brandon’s parents, I am pleading with you to help solve this crime. You don’t have to leave your name. If you know anything, please contact Lt. Jack Wallace of the Harker Heights Police department at 254-953-5431 or Crimestoppers at 254-526-8477. There are also 2 facebook pages dedicated to Brandon if you would like to know more about his case. They are Justice for PFC. Brandon Rosecrans and Brandon Rosecrans Justice for PFC Rosecrans. Video clip provided by KOLR10 News at www.ozarksfirst.com Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
On July 17, 2011 Robbie West was found dead by another soldier named Kenneth Zubic who had called 911. After an investigation by the Phenix City Alabama police department and the Army, Robbie’s death was ruled a suicide. Robbie’s mother and wife both disagreed with the suicide claim. Deanne contacted a program called Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen. She asked the program to look into her son’s death. What they found was troubling. Deanne also received evidence photos through a Freedom of Information Act request. She said there was a lack of blood splatter. Here is a quote from her: “There was a lack of blood splatter, there was the weapon that was laid in his lap and it was up under a fold of his belly, so how can you shoot yourself in the head, lean over to the right, then the gun fall perfectly under the flap of your belly?”Do you know what happened to Robby West on July 17, 2011 in Phenix City Alabama? If you know something, about Robbie’s death, please contact Deanne Miller directly through FB at SGT ROBBIE WEST (#justiceforsgtwest) or send your tips through www.themarcabe.com.Video clip provided by the ESPN special titled A Time to Kill The Jody Plauche Story. Visit their website at https://www.espn.comPlease also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
For this week’s episode I spoke to Jody Plauche, who is the son of the late Leon Gary Plauche who passed away on October 14, 2014. If you aren’t familiar with Gary and Jody’s story, you can easily find details on the Internet. Gary will always be known as a vigilante who killed a man named Jeff Doucet. The shooting was captured on camera by a news television crew and has been viewed over a million times. On March 16, 1984, police officers were escorting Doucet through the Baton Rouge Metro Airport. He had been arrested for kidnapping and raping Jody Plauche. Gary killed the man who kidnapped and raped his son. Plauche received a seven-year suspended sentence with five years of probation and 300 hours of community service. He received no jail time. The case received much publicity because people were conflicted over whether Plauche should have been sent to prison. Gary Plauche said anyone in a similar situation would have done the same thing as he did. Jody has written a book called "Why, Gary, Why?": The Jody Plauché Story, which is available on Amazon and other book retailers. Jody can be reached on FB and other social media outlets. Jody's contact information can be found on his website at: http://www.jodyplauche.netVideo clip provided by the ESPN special titled A Time to Kill The Jody Plauche Story. Visit their website at https://www.espn.comPlease also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
For this week’s episode I spoke to Melissa Mckinnies about the October 2018 death of her son Danye Jones in St. Louis, Mo. The day still haunts her. On October 16, 2018, Melissa watched a movie with her son. Then around 9 p.m., she said Danye packed an overnight bag which included his toothbrush. Melissa said Danye was going to meet with an unnamed person. Melissa said he was in good spirits and appeared upbeat.After Danye left, Melissa went to bed. However, she was awakened by a nightmare. She said something didn’t seem right. Melissa noticed Danye’s light was on in his basement bedroom. She assumed he had returned home and assumed he was up. This was unusual because he turned off his light when he wasn’t home and he said he was staying over with someone. However, Danye wasn’t in his room. Melissa then saw something strange outside. She went outside to find her son Danye hanging from a tree with his pants pulled down around his ankles. For a brief moment of time, her life just stood still. Her youngest son was hanging from a sheet with balled up fists. After calling the police, they arrived to investigate. Investigators located a chair knocked over near the tree. Melissa told me authorities immediately ruled Danye’s death a suicide. She believes her son was murdered and the hanging was staged. Melissa also said Danye didn’t know how to tie the knots used in the rope around his neck. She also said the sheet used to hang Danye wasn’t from her home. However, St. Louis County police still claim Danye killed himself. Melissa's family is on a mission to have her son's case changed from suicide to homicide. If you have any information about Danye's death, please call 866-371-TIPS.Video clip provided by KMOV4 CBS affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri. Visit their website at https://www.kmov.comPlease also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
For this episode, I interviewed an independent film maker named David Starr who is working on a documentary called the 50-million-dollar bullet. David will share a story of a police shooting that will have you shocked and angry. His film tells the story of a Vietnam Veteran named Michael Funk, also known as ML. Michael survived a military stint in Vietnam only to die at the hands of Neenah Wisconsin police officers Craig Hoffer and Robert Ross. For ML, the day began as any other day. He worked at a motorcycle repair shop called Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah, Wisconsin with his close friend Steven Erato, who owned the shop.On December 5, 2015, a man named Brian Flatoff entered the shop and took Ryan Moderson, Mike Petersen and Funk as hostages. Flatoff wanted to steal a motorcycle he once owned from the shop. During the hostage ordeal, while armed with a handgun he carried for protection, Funk escaped through the backdoor. After escaping, Officers Hoffer and Ross shot Michael Funk dead. Officers stormed the building and arrested Flatoff, who was eventually prosecuted and sentenced to prison. Afterward, there was an investigation into ML Funk’s shooting. Former Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel’s office determined officers Craig Hoffer and Robert Ross were justified in killing Funk. He said the officers incorrectly thought Funk was the armed hostage-taker and reacted under the threat of imminent death and therefore "acted in an objectively reasonable manner" in shooting Funk. Schimel called Funk’s death a tragic mistake and that he did nothing to deserve to die. However, Shop owner Steven Erato claims there is more to this story than meets the eye. Listen as David Starr tells the story of Michael Funk and the unanswered questions about his death.For more information about this upcoming film, you can contact David Starr through his FB page titled The Fifty Million Dollar Bullet.Video clip provided by WFRV Local 5 at https://www.wearegreenbay.com/Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
For this episode, I spoke to Amanda, about the death of her brother Donald “DJ” Edward Fickey Jr. who was only 27 when he died. On October 3, 2016 in Flintstone, GA. Walker County 911 operators received a frantic call from what is known as a local drug den; the caller stated he needed help because someone had committed suicide. The local sheriff’s office investigated and initially ruled his death a suicide by shotgun, as did the GBI who was also called in to do a limited autopsy.However, Amanda Shirley, Dj’s Sister and her family believe Dj’s death was a homicide and not a suicide. Amanda said DJ had made plans for the future and had no reason to commit suicide. During the investigation the caller changed his story multiple times, failed a polygraph test and offered an unbelievable, if not impossible explanation as to how DJ shot himself. According to Amanda, two witnesses watched then entire scene unfold. One was DJ’s wife Brandy. Both witnesses said the man who called 911 shot and killed DJ. Even with witnesses, authorities have not changed DJ’s cause of death or treated DJ’s death as a homicide. ***Video clip provided by Investigation Discovery at https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/If you know anything about this case, please contact Private investigator Eric Echols of the Truth Fact Protect company at 770-579-0188 or visit his website at http://www.tfpcompany.net/. You can also contact the Walker County Sheriff’s Dept at 706-638-1909. Please also be sure to visit the Justice for DJ page with more information about her death. Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
For this episode, I spoke to Christina Kramer, about her daughter Angela “Angie” Barlow. Angie was Christina’s oldest daughter. To make ends meet, Angie was a dancer. Before her disappearance, she had received a request to do a private party. Originally, Angie was hesitant and felt uncomfortable about it. But after returning home from a trip, she needed the money and decided to do the party. However, she left a final text to her best friend that simply said, “Doing a private party at this address just in case I go missing lol.”On Oct. 27, 2016, after working the private party, Angie never made it home. Eventually, the Indianapolis Police Department received a tip that led them to Angie’s body. On June 20, 2017 the Indianapolis police department recovered Angie’s buried body at the 5300 block of East 43rd. Someone had murdered and attempted to hide Angie’s body. If you know anything about this case, please contact Detective Jose Torres of the Indianapolis PD at 317 327 3741 or call in your tips to 1 800 222 TIPS. Please also be sure to visit the Justice for Angie FB page with more information about her death. ***Video clip provided by ABC affiliate RTV6 at the Indychannel.com.Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
I am speaking to a man named Quinton Higgins. He is a survivor of the 1988 Carrolton, Ky bus crash that killed 27 people. On May 14, 1988, a youth group consisting of students who attended North Hardin High School, James T. Alton Middle School, Radcliff Middle School and four adults from the Assembly of God church in Radcliff, Kentucky, boarded their church activity bus and headed to Kings Island theme park in Mason, Ohio.The group included church members and their invited guests. After spending a fun filled day at the Mason, Ohio amusement park, the group left after the park closed. At 10:55 p.m., while heading south on Interstate 71 just outside Carrollton, Kentucky, the bus collided with a black 1987 Toyota pickup truck traveling the wrong way (north in the southbound lanes) at a high speed. The small truck was driven by Larry Wayne Mahoney, a 34-year-old intoxicated factory worker.Of the 67 people on the bus (counting the driver), there were 27 fatalities. Listen to Quentin tell his story of near survival and how he has managed to turn a horrific tragedy into a positive experience.Note** Video courtesy of Impact after the crash documentary available on Youtube. For more information about Quinton's story, visit his FB page: Voice for Change or visit his website at www.voiceforchange.net. Quinton's not for profit group also accepts donations to help in his mission against drunk driving. Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
For this episode, I spoke to Shirley Cooper, a correctional officer who has spent over 30 years trying to catch her youngest sister Margaret’s killer. On Friday, December 11th, 1987 around 10:15 A.M., utility workers found the body of a 21-year-old woman named Margaret Durant in a vacant lot at Higgs and Burrell Avenues in Grandview Heights, Ohio. Margaret was last seen the night before leaving her job at 11:30 p.m. Margaret worked at the Limited Distribution Center on Morris Road in Columbus, Ohio. The Franklin County Coroner determined that Margaret was sexually assaulted and strangled. Today, No one has been arrested for killing Margaret. If you know anything about this case, please contact the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446) or the Grandview Heights Police Department at (614) 488-7901. Please also be sure to visit the Find my Sister’s Killer FB page with more information about Margaret’s death.Note** Video courtesy of CBS affiliate Channel 10 (www.10tv.com).Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
For this episode, I spoke to Ray Johnson, a retired detective who has spent many years trying to solve the murders of sisters Barbara and Patricia Grimes. On December 28, 1956, the sisters had pooled together a couple of dollars and planned on attending an Elvis movie titled“Love me Tender” showing at the Brighton Theater in Chicago, Illinois. The sisters left around 7:30 p.m. and never returned home.On January 22, 1957, a man named Leonard Prescott was driving to a local grocery store. Along the way, he passed what he thought were two mannequins laying in the snow. He went home to get his wife. The couple returned to the scene and located the deceased bodies of Barbara and Patricia Grimes. The girls were nude and frozen from the cold. Over six decades have passed since the Grimes sisters were killed. The case still remains open.*** The video clip was from CBS Channel 2 news (Chicago affiliate) www.CBSChicago.comIf you know anything about this case, please contact the Cook County Sheriff’s office at 847-635-1188. And please be sure to visit the Help Solve Chicago's Grimes Sisters' Murder FB page and also Detective Ray Johnson’s website www.historycop.com.Please also visit my website for more information about my true crime and paranormal newspaper columns at www.themarcabe.com. You can also help support my podcast by making a Paypal donation to augustlake@fuse.net at https://bit.ly/39iw6iz. If you would like to contact me about this podcast, please email me at catchmykiller@gmail.com.
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