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The 1981 shooting death of Paul Witte, a father of two in Indiana, seemed to be an accident: Paul's 15-year-old son Eric said he'd tripped while holding the gun, fatally wounding his dad as he napped on the living room couch. The case was considered closed -- until a few years later when a second accident befell the Witte family. This time, police dug deeper and found that Paul's wife, Hilma Marie Witte, had been the mastermind of two horrific tragedies. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Helix: Comfort designed for every body. Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at www.HelixSleep.com/cotc Heights: Tackle brain fog, energy, and sleep issues with Heights' Smart Supplement.  Go to www.yourheights.com and use code COTC for an extra 15% off your first subscription.
As Hollywood found its footing at the turn of the 20th century, so did a handsome young artist who'd soon be known around the world as Ramon Novarro. In his heyday, the Mexican-born actor was mentioned alongside leading men like Rudolph Valentino. But with the discovery of his battered body decades after his star had faded, Novarro became better known for the personal life he'd spent his whole life trying to keep private. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Wildgrain - The first bake-from-frozen box for artisanal bread! Go to www.wildgrain.com/COTC or use promo code COTC for $30 off your first box and free croissants in every box! Cerebral - Expert help for your emotional health. Go to www.cerebral.com/COTC for 65% off your first month. Heights: Tackle brain fog, energy, and sleep issues with Heights' Smart Supplement.  Go to www.yourheights.com and use code COTC for an extra 15% off your first subscription.
In March of 1856, when a visibly intoxicated man of means boarded the Ohio Belle steamboat, the crew immediately worried that they were in for a bad trip. Still, they never could have predicted that the arrival of the man calling himself J.B. Jones would ultimately lead to two dead bodies and headlines in newspapers nationwide. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Heights: Tackle brain fog, energy, and sleep issues with Heights' Smart Supplement.  Go to www.yourheights.com and use code COTC for an extra 15% off your first subscription.
Between 1967 and 1969, terror gripped two college towns in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, Michigan, as investigators discovered the mutilated corpses of seven young women and girls. The murderer -- called the Coed Killer by newspapers of the time -- seemed to be so brazen that he was taunting police by returning to crime scenes and leaving behind evidence. The horrified public became so outraged that they took matters into their own hands by hiring a supposed psychic they hoped would finally crack the case. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Helix: Comfort designed for every body. Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at www.HelixSleep.com/cotc
The heartbreaking murder of a small-town Pennsylvania police chief seemed like an open-and-shut case in December of 1980. After all, whoever shot Gregory Adams appeared to have left a driver's license at the scene of the crime. But investigators soon learned that the case would prove to be much more challenging to close than they ever could have imagined. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Wildgrain - The first bake-from-frozen box for artisanal bread! Go to www.wildgrain.com/COTC or use promo code COTC for $30 off your first box and free croissants in every box! Babbel - Start your new language-learning journey today! Save up to 60% off your subscription at www.babbel.com/cotc.
Porter Rodgers and his family was as close as royalty as one could get in the small town of Searcy, Arkansas. He was a successful doctor working at a hospital that bore his name. But on Sept. 26, 1974, everything changed when a housekeeper found Mrs. Rodgers dead in the couple's posh home. The case that unfolded was one to be among the most sensational in state history. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Upside - Earn cash back on your purchases! Download the free Upside app and use promo code COTC to $5 or more cash back. Audible - Try Audible for free for 30 days at www.audible.com/COTC or text cotc to 500-500. Ora Organic - The ultimate plant-based nutrition company! Text CENTURIES to 64000 for 30% off your first subscription!
When a haggard Alfred Packer stumbled from the Colorado wilderness in 1874, he at first said he'd been abandoned by five traveling companions who'd left him to fend for himself. But his already-shaky story quickly changed once a search party uncovered the remains of five mutilated men. Packer -- sometimes referred to by the first name "Alferd" thanks to a misspelled tattoo -- went down in history as the so-called Colorado Cannibal, but debate lingers to this day over whether he'd committed premeditated murder or simply found a way to survive horrifying circumstances. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Sunday Scaries - Stress relief products to help you defeat the beast within. Visit www.sundayscaries.com and use code COTC for 25% off.
To countless women, Amelia Dyer offered salvation: She was a supposedly married but barren woman who offered to adopt babies whose parents (usually unwed mothers) couldn't afford to raise them properly. Dyer promised to rear the "precious" babies as her own and even offered the biological mothers the chance to visit and stay part of the children's lives -- for a small fee, of course. Eventually, one body surfaced that could be tied to Dyer, and then another. Soon, police realized that Dyer had been running a so-called baby farm, killing dozens of helpless children over a span of decades before her undoing. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Magic Mind - The World’s First Productivity Shot. Get 40% off your subscription at www.magicmind.co/cotc by using code COTC20. Modern Fertility - Fertility hormones shouldn’t be a mystery. Get $20 off your fertility test when you go to www.modernfertility.com/COTC. Helix: Comfort designed for every body. Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at www.HelixSleep.com/cotc
S2 Ep27: Billy Milligan

S2 Ep27: Billy Milligan

2022-08-0143:513

Around the same time the first Hillside Stranglers victims were found near Los Angeles, a young man was arrested in Ohio in an unrelated string of robberies and sexual assaults that would have strange bearing over the California cases. Billy Milligan -- who ultimately would be diagnosed as having dissociative identity disorder manifesting in 24 distinct personalities -- would become the first person found not guilty by reason of insanity because of a multiple-personality diagnosis. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Sunday Scaries - Stress relief products to help you defeat the beast within. Visit www.sundayscaries.com and use code COTC for 25% off. Cerebral - Expert help for your emotional health. Go to www.cerebral.com/COTC for 65% off your first month. Athena Club - Self care reimagined. Go to www.AthenaClub.com and use promo code COTC for 20% off your first order. 
After Kenneth Bianchi was arrested in early 1979 on suspicion he was responsible for the so-called Hillside Stranglings near Los Angeles, he made an outrageous claim: He did kill 10 women in LA and another two in Washington state, he said, but not as Bianchi. He was a split personality and had killed them as his alter-ego, Steve. Not only that, he said, but he'd had help from his older cousin, Angelo Buono. Bianchi's confusing confession led to one of the longest and most sensational criminal trials in California history. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Ora Organic - The ultimate plant-based nutrition company! Text CENTURIES to 64000 for 30% off your first subscription! Audible - Try Audible for free for 30 days at www.audible.com/COTC. Sunday Scaries - Stress relief products to help you defeat the beast within. Visit www.sundayscaries.com and use code COTC for 25% off. Upside - Earn cash back on your purchases! Download the free Upside app and use promo code COTC to $5 or more cash back.
The first body discovered on a California hillside in late 1977 didn't make much news, but as the body count kept growing, so did the headlines -- and the sense of panic. The slayings, soon dubbed by the media as the work of the "Hillside Strangler," had Los Angeles-area women on edge day and night. It wouldn't be until a pair of similar murders occurred in Washington state that LA police would finally get a big break in the terrifying case. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Modern Fertility - Fertility hormones shouldn’t be a mystery. Get $20 off your fertility test when you go to www.modernfertility.com/COTC. Wildgrain - The first bake-from-frozen box for artisanal bread! Go to www.wildgrain.com/COTC or use promo code COTC for $30 off your first box and free croissants in every box!
When news spread that a high-profile comedian was killed in a murder-suicide in 1998, the response was disbelief: Phil Hartman wasn't just famous for being funny. He was even better known for being a good-hearted guy. The shocking story behind the deaths of Hartman and his wife, Brynn, not only made international headlines, but it shook the entertainment industry and changed how people talked about substance abuse and mental health issues in America. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: BeautyCounter - Clean beauty for all! Use promo code COTC for 30% off your first order. Pepper: The bra reinvented for small boobs! Get 20% off your first order when you go to www.wearpepper.com/CRIMES Helix: Comfort designed for every body. Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at www.HelixSleep.com/cotc Athena Club - Self care reimagined. Go to www.AthenaClub.com and use promo code COTC for 20% off your first order. 
On Easter Sunday 1937, Ethel Gedeon discovered her sister Veronica and mother Mary murdered in their New York City apartment alongside a third victim, a man who was residing in the apartment as a boarder. As police began to investigate the crime, Veronica's career as a popular artist's model led to a manhunt for one suspect whose bizarre path to the murder highlighted deadly shortcomings in the nation’s mental healthcare system. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Cerebral - Expert help for your emotional health. Go to www.cerebral.com/COTC for 65% off your first month. Wildgrain - The first bake-from-frozen box for artisanal bread! Go to www.wildgrain.com/COTC or use promo code COTC for $30 off your first box and free croissants in every box!
S2 Ep22: Sam Sheppard

S2 Ep22: Sam Sheppard

2022-06-2041:132

When the county coroner arrived at Sam Sheppard's house in July of 1954, the pathologist was certain the case was open-and-shut: Sheppard, a headlines-courting doctor and serial philanderer, clearly had murdered his 31-year-old wife, Marilyn. Sheppard faced not one but two trials of the century in a case that reached the U.S. Supreme Court and continues to stir controversy to this day. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Helix: Comfort designed for every body. Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at www.HelixSleep.com/cotc
When three members of the Newman family were discovered slain in 1987, residents of Anchorage, Alaska, flew into a panic. Though murders weren't rare there, the slayings were brutal and the potential suspect list uncomfortably long. The case marked the first time that an FBI profiler was allowed to testify to help explain how law enforcers narrowed the suspect pool to a member of the victims' own family. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Wildgrain - The first bake-from-frozen box for artisanal bread! Go to www.wildgrain.com/COTC or use promo code COTC for $30 off your first box and free croissants in every box! Helix: Comfort designed for every body. Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at www.HelixSleep.com/cotc Pepper: The bra reinvented for small boobs! Get 20% off your first order when you go to www.wearpepper.com/CRIMES
The Great Depression sparked a desperation in people that led to an epidemic of kidnappings nationwide, including the 1937 abduction of Arthur Fried, a married father of one whose father owned a sand-and-gravel company. As crime writer Sarah Weinman helps explain, Fried's unusual case ultimately led to the state of New York executing two men for the first time on charges other than first-degree murder. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsor: Athena Club - Self care reimagined. Go to www.AthenaClub.com and use promo code cotc for 20% off your first order. 
You've probably heard of the controversial Reid interrogation technique designed to extract confessions from suspects, but did you know that the case that put that technique on the map actually elicited a wrongful confession? Rabia Chaudry, co-host of the true crime podcast Undisclosed, helps tell the story of Darrel Parker's 1956 conviction in the murder of his wife, Nancy. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsor: Pepper: The bra reinvented for small boobs! Get 20% off your first order when you go to www.wearpepper.com/CRIMES
With the issue of slavery dividing America in the early 1800s, Patty Cannon told neighbors curious about the Black people they spotted secreted across her property that she was helping them escape into freedom. In reality, she was leader of a gang that kidnapped free Black people -- often children -- from the streets, forged ownership papers and sold them to plantation owners in the south. And because she was charming and pretty, she got away with it for decades. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Helix: Comfort designed for every body. Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at www.HelixSleep.com/cotc Luminess - The most advanced airbrush system! Go to www.BreezeToday.com/COTC and use code COTC to get 50% off.
Pharmacist-turned lawyer-turned bootlegger George Remus had been making headlines for years as one of the richest men in America thanks to his illegal booze-selling operation during the start of Prohibition. Come 1927, however, his legacy was threatened with another title: cold-blooded killer. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: Cat Person: Go to www.CatPerson.com/COTC and use code COTC to save nearly 50% on your Starter Box with free shipping. Billion Dollar Beauty: Build your own Billion Dollar Box and receive 20% off by going to www.billiondollarbeauty.com and using code COTC at checkout! Hello Fresh: America's number one meal kit! Go to www.hellofresh.com/cotc16 and use code "cotc16" for up to 16 free meals and 3 free gifts! Athena Club - Self care reimagined. Go to www.AthenaClub.com and use promo code cotc for 20% off your first order. 
Defense lawyer George Remus started to notice a new kind of client in 1919 and 1920: the bootlegger. He also noticed that those bootleggers always paid handsomely in cash. Remus, who had a background in pharmaceuticals, decided he wanted in, and within a year, he owned 35% of America's alcohol. The federal government moved quickly to shut down this so-called King of the Bootleggers. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod Episode Sponsors: ShipStation: Ship more in less time with ShipStation. Click on the microphone at www.shipstation.com and enter code COTC to get a 60-day free trial.  Cerebral - Expert help for your emotional health. Go to www.cerebral.com/COTC for 65% off your first month. Pepper: The bra reinvented for small boobs! Get 20% off your first order when you go to www.wearpepper.com/CRIMES
Comments (45)

Sue Miller

Thank you! Your show was excellent. I was really engrossed in this case because I had not heard of it before. I enjoy your Work. I can’t wait till next week thank you

Sep 12th
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WheelMagick

Tiny Kenneth Bianchi: "these aren't even my pants! YOU gave me these pants, maybe YOU put the candy there." I had a cousin like this. Walk in the store, pick up something and start eating it in front of the owner, all while telling him she came in with it. Get kicked out, go in the next day... "Naw, that must have been my sister." 😒

Aug 1st
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Fleetwood McDuecen25

Fiction.

Jul 27th
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Helen Frances Wright

You mentioned Sam Sheppard studied ostyopothy yet it is listed as a neurosurgeon. in the US is this one and the same?

Jun 21st
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Jessica Cooper

She looks super similar to Dakota Johnson!

Jun 14th
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Jessica Cooper

Every neighborhood that did absolutely nothing should have caught charges. They aided the murderer. Pure and simple.

Jun 13th
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Sue Miller

Great show!

Apr 5th
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Sue Miller

Excellent show! I love the way you weave your stories, it was very interesting and educational. Thank you

Mar 15th
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David Schultz

what happened to husband Elijah?

Feb 28th
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Richard AlLyc Merancio

Thank you so much for not having that damn home depot type theme song anymore.. thank you.

Feb 17th
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TONI CAMPBELL

Why did he wash his hands? Did anyone check his signature against PIG written on the wall?

Jan 19th
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Jodi Grayson

I live in McAlester. Her headstone has "beloved mother" written on it. During a tour of Oak Hill Cemetery we thought hilarious and wondered if it was sarcastic.

Jan 12th
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Richard AlLyc Merancio

Best one, not a thousand ads. All for ads, just not every 2 mins and a thousand of them.

Sep 14th
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Bryan/DexCaliber

when it comes to the play Hamilton, I have no interest.

Sep 10th
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Cheryl Benz

Daisy's pronunciation of Valdosta shows she doesn't know anything except stuff from Google searches. She should have googled how to say the town name. Hard pass on her podcast.

Sep 6th
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Sherrie Brown Lucas

Also, the press, as they have made"journalist" a dirty word, are hugely, responsible for all of this!

Jul 29th
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Sherrie Brown Lucas

At 41:10. They didn't "probably " suffer abuse from the questioning and things they were told. They Absolutely did suffer abuse!! Those interviewers should be rotting in prison right now!

Jul 29th
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Sherrie Brown Lucas

At 40:30, what do you mean; SOME good MIGHT have come out of this?! A LOT of good! Like...not messing with children's heads, and eventually making then say what you want. ( which, of Course, is ABUSE!!)

Jul 29th
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Sherrie Brown Lucas

I can't listen to another Patty Hearst episode. Why would you do this case? So over done! It doesn't deserve all of this attention.

Jun 29th
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💋🎭🗝

He died in his sleep cause Doris came and got his ass . She scared him to death for killing her. Now they are in hell together forever.👺🔥🙏

Jun 28th
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