Continuing our look at women who work in the true crime genre. This week I talk with Heidi Galore, a crime analyst and former police officer. We talk serial killers, Halloween and what it’s like working among like minded women focused on a dark subject!
Hosted by Heidi Galore
Starting something new this week. I sat down with Deana, host of the Twisted Philly podcast, to talk about her show, Jon Benet, Lori Erica Ruff, Halloween and more.
These interview episodes are in addition to my usual episodes about the murdered and missing.
I hope you enjoy them!
A squad car sits outside the restaurant November 19, 1978
Jayne, Mark, Ruth and Daniel.
On November 17, 1978 a robbery at the Burger Chef restaurant in Speedway Indiana went horribly wrong. It ended with four murders, two suspects and no arrests. The case remains open and unsolved.
Searching for clues
Indy Star Story from 2018
In 1973 Janet Rohrer disappeared on the way to school. Her body would be discovered one year later. Was her death the work of a serial killer? Could she be linked to the Oakland County Child Killer? While we are focusing on Janet Rohrer, this episode covers four unsolved murders in Bay County between 1972-1973.
Who murdered Janet Rohrer?
MLive Story from 2011
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Atom Egoyan, the Buffalo Sabres, one trip to the Stanley Cup, three fatal shootings and Palm Beach County, Florida have in common? Brian “Spinner” Spencer.
On trial in Palm Beach County, 1987.
Martin O’Malley’s book
Special guest this episode: James W. Weirick. Weirick is a podcaster on various shows, you can follow him
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The city of Tinley Park, IL has a
dedicated place on their website with information about the massacre. You can listen to a heavily edited version of the 9-1-1 call that isolates the voice of the perpetrator.
The five women who were murdered February 2, 2008.
Tip Hotline: (708) 444-5394
Tip Email: email@example.com
Chicago Tribune Story
Dana Stidham vanished while running errands for her father. Her badly decomposed body was discovered months later.
The investigators tasked with bringing her killer to justice found themselves entangled in the aftermath of another senseless shooting.
This car is similar to the one seen parked behind Dana’s Dodge Omni the day after she disappeared.
In 1974 Harvey Leach was young, handsome, successful and the Chairman of the Board for Joshua Doore furniture. His gruesome gangland style murder was overshadowed by the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa one year later.
His murder remains unsolved.
Joshua Doore ad from 1973
Joshua Doore ad from South Africa 2014
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Tara and Stephen Grant were living what appeared to be a charmed life. Two lovely children, a house in the suburbs, an au pair to help with childcare, they were the envy of the neighbors. Until February of 2007 when Tara walked out on Stephen and vanished.
The Grants in happier times
Stephen Grant after his capture in northern Michigan.
Murderpedia entry on Stephen Grant
How big is
Blog maintained by the family.
Help Find Nikki Wells
Facebook page — Help Find Tamala ‘Nikki” Wells.
Nikki Wells circa 2012
Nikki’s entry on
The Charley Project.
Please take a moment to share these links with friends and family in the Detroit area. Her family would appreciate it.
Perry Otto Corlew on
The Charley Project. Check out the age progression photo.
Rialto Theatre on Michigan Avenue.
The woods along I-75 near Grayling
Springtime snow along I-75
Robert Richard Lepsy on
The Charley Project.
Dick Lepsy with his wife.
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Williams, Marie-France Comeau and Jessica Lloyd
Be sure to check out the
CanCrime podcast episode on the unique challenges faced by those who represented Russell Williams.
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Part Two –
I highly recommend that you watch his confession. Jim Smyth was masterful.
Link to You Tube
Williams and his wife. Behind Williams is his pathfinder, the vehicle he used to transport the body of Jessica Lloyd.
In custody and in the clothing of his victims.
Part One –
Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton were last seen on Thanksgiving Day, 2010 in Morenci Michigan. Their mother let them visit their father for the holiday. They haven’t been seen since.
Photo with age progression
Their father, John Skelton claims that he gave the boys away to a group that will protect them. He was sent to prison for custodial interference, if the boys are found alive, he could be released.
John Skelton remains in prison.
For a deep dive into this case, check out Shattered Podcast, they did an entire season on the
Eric’s mother still searches for her son.
The Find Eric Lee Franks
Broke for free – Night Owl
Roberta was close with her daughter Arkeisha and looking forward to the birth of her son.
Marion County Sheriff’s Department produced a short video about this open and unsolved homicide.
View it now.
this handwritten sign was posted at a busy Monroe intersection in January 2016
James in 1996 and an artists rendering of what he might look like today.
View James Cooper’s entry at
The Charley Project.
A small clip of audio from this segment was used in episode seven.
Her fiancee and children brought this poster to a vigil for missing women
Matthew is raising their children and waiting for answers.
The Winnipeg Free Press put together a
chart and map of missing and murdered aboriginal women. The results are startling.
Missing since her 18th birthday in 2008
Jennifer’s parents wait for answers.
Have you seen Amber McFarland?
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Cindy was last seen driving on 14 Mile Rd in her sporty, silver and black 1984 Ford Tempo.
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