The privacky Family Murders

November 29, 1998, the Privacky family gathers for a belated Thanksgiving celebration.


Investigators at the Privacky family home

At 6’5 Seth Privacky towers over the deputy supervising him during a court appearance.

Research provided by Haley Gray. 
Audio engineering by Gray Multimedia. 

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Sources:

  1. https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2018/11/question_remains_20_years_afte.html?fbclid=IwAR1Jnbct6825tN81S7z4Ybw1hAPI5tq-UN2LLY-InOErLrkqVCENomANNiw
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20060920010029/http://www.pub.umich.edu/daily/1998/dec/12-02-98/news/news10.html
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20070823111207/http://www.pub.umich.edu/daily/1998/dec/12-04-98/news/news14.html
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20100719123810/http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/muskegon_county/Muskegon-murderer-shot-in-prison-break
  5. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/114069771/seth-stephen-privacky
  6. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186700891/stephen-charles-privacky
  7. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186700859/linda-ann-privacky
  8. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186700837/jedediah-j.-privacky
  9. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186700938/john-j.-privacky
  10. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/153131553/april-anne-boss
  11. https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/11552151EB69D4A0-11552151EB69D4A0?h=1&fname=stephen&lname=privacky&fullname=&rgfromDate=1998&rgtoDate=1998&formDate=&formDateFlex=exact&dateType=range&kwinc=&kwexc=&sid=evkqoucjuiaksdrdxuabswhqftwjbfyz_wma-gateway002_1605656829316
  12. https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Case/C14/Detail?searchText=steven%20+%20wallace&caseId=98-042953-FH&courtType=&courtNumber=61&locationNumber=&courtSystem=2&partyTypeNumber=D1&caseType=FH&petitionNumber=null&captchaToken=03AGdBq24sjdiSmweU1dMHve3QE7TLGU_6Gk6HJs04C948Vpp1C8HRtMqqfAgFAVCnHu5eq0ORA2F5EpJHAjGflrrxKmQicNNu1OYPvUdSoNoV1yXPr4_XgPalOMzLC9lIU6QHbMix8Fgt8FfhtcnymlBHG_IPPy5g7tlWyOl50T9WiN7xa526PmtvCoyO5p405n-3P1Hxb2jLf7X1Nua5ol7sHG61ikB8DHhMOx0tc5TGvbiM7_iN_bvB5WXmEUILhVfkpOCcnxLWhyb2YSc3zmOWuUHEuhNe0-RG33r27d0K1RdneSoRDEOj_2QKeP6_PxI6KzNZANuSElxUKFfVtruLNdMA8fvvU0ARKUaOAjGG6vUJqWiHt9vMb3okiSIvEjCwfV_C3FkYdeYUUSsxEI-kZ6xFGgs2U3wbBQDaVuaOHqU4t_YyARojnniJ_hS3CIlCweCprSzfo99dvOW5CJ9g1po3r5wrzuDocpOGGCR6AYGxybSvhv9oZf7_FjXhuMVnHXEQUw3qNBwUPpSLPni1giSKfwmT9Q
  13. https://products.kitsapsun.com/archive/1998/12-03/0072_analysis__police_piece_together_a.html
  14. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-nightmare-in-muskegon/
  15. https://www.newspapers.com/image/100199283/?terms=seth%20privacky&match=1
  16. https://www.newspapers.com/image/522342696/?terms=seth%20privacky%20sentenced&match=1

The murder of janet Chandler

Janet Chandler

On January 31, 1979 23 year old Janet Chandler, a senior at Hope College in Holland, Michigan was kidnapped from her job at the Blue Mill Inn. Her nude body was recovered from a snowbank off I-96. It would take more than 20 years and the work of an unlikely set of researchers to bring this case back to the public eye and lead to resolution. **this case discusses a brutal act of sexual violence – listener discretion is advised** 

Sources:
Herald Palladium News Archives
Detroit Free Press News Archives
Toronto Sun
NBC News
OTIS – Michigan database
MLive



Writer – Brittney Martinez, Nina Innsted
Audio Production – Gray Multimedia 

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#Michigan #Murder #assault #Holland #ColdCase #solved 

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The murder of Gail webster

This episode covers the unsolved murder of 48 year old Gail Webster of Troy Michigan on October 28 1978. Webster was the day shift manager of the popular Susie Q restaurant on Woodward Ave in Royal Oak. 

If you have information on Gail’s murder, Troy Police would like to hear from you. You can leave an anonymous tip at 248-524-0777

Gail Webster and her grandchild c, 1978


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Sources: Troy Police Files obtained via FOIA

#TrueCrime #Unsolved  #Murdered

Nevaeh Buchanan

Already Gone explores the May 2009 disappearance and murder of five year old Nevaeh Buchanan. Buchanan, who lived in Monroe, Michigan with her mother and grandmother disappeared Memorial Day weekend, only to be found days later in a shallow grave.

This episode researched and written by Brittney Martinez and Nina Innsted. Audio editing by Gray Multimedia. Our sponsor is Betterhelp. Visit Betterhelp.com and use code GONE at checkout. 


5 year old Nevaeh

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The murder of Shannon Siders

Bob Siders worked tirelessly to find the people responsible for the death of his only child.

Shannon Siders

SOURCES:

  1. https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2015/12/1989_michigan_sex_murder_solve.html
  2. https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2015/05/1989_sex_murder_victims_dad_se.html
  3. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/02/10/shannon-siders-murder/97775732/
  4. https://www.fox17online.com/2014/06/25/documents-reveal-details-in-shannon-siders-murder/
  5. https://cedarspringspost.com/tag/shannon-siders/
  6. https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2015/04/brothers_murder_trial_starts_i.html
  7. https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2012/07/exhumation_of_1989_newaygo_cou.html
  8. https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2011/12/shannon_siders_father_reliving.html
  9. https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2012/10/reburial_of_newaygo_homicide_v.html
  10. https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2014/06/2_brothers_arrested_in_connect.html
  11. https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2014/09/first_testimony_in_hearing_on.html
  12. https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2014/09/judge_finds_probable_cause_new.html
  13. https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2014/09/free_to_go_decision_looms_on_1.html
  14. https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/2015/04/22/witnesses-tell-finding/26183599/
  15. https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/4348133/people-of-michigan-v-paul-michael-jones/
  16. http://mdocweb.state.mi.us/OTIS2/otis2profile.aspx?mdocNumber=960702
  17. http://mdocweb.state.mi.us/OTIS2/otis2profile.aspx?mdocNumber=514868
  18. https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/1420AF8EB63F7F38-1420AF8EB63F7F38?h=1&fname=shannon&lname=siders&fullname=&rgfromDate=&rgtoDate=&formDate=&formDateFlex=exact&dateType=range&kwinc=&kwexc=&sid=mlvkofbqxpeqnmdllzuimvdbkjxzzdcd_wma-gateway010_1597617890186
  19. https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/
  20. https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2015/04/murder_trial_of_brothers_under.html
  21. On the Case with Paula Zahn –
    Into the Dark
  22. Cold Case File

The Rutherford/Stempien case

In August 2005, Lana Stempien and her boyfriend, Chuck Rutherford set off for Mackinaw Island in Lana’s boat, the Sea’s Life. Within 48 hours both of them were missing and Sea’s Life was found adrift in Lake Huron. We explore the disappearance and mystery surrounding the events of this trip. 

Special thanks to Samantha Taylor for giving voice to Lana Stempien
Written by Nina Innsted 
Researched by Haley Gray
Audio production and music by Gray Multimedia


Fox News Specials - Crime Scene: Dark Waters - Clip from Season 1
The Sea’s Life – adrift

https://omny.fm/shows/already-gone/missing-in-michigan-rutherford-stempien-2005

THe murder of Florence Unger

n 2003, Florence Unger was a wife and mother, with two beautiful sons living in a nice part of suburban Detroit. If you looked a little closer you could see cracks in the foundation of the family, her husband’s addiction issues, her struggle to provide for the boys and keep the family together. 

Just weeks after she filed for divorce, Florence was dead, her body floating in the water, yards from the up north cottage she was staying in with her husband and children. 


#Michigan #Murder #Benzie #UpNorth 

This episode written by Brittany Martinez. Audio editing by Gray Multimedia.

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Elias Abuelazam

E’twan Wilson survived his encounter with Abuelazam, but has many scars to show for it.


19 year old Davon Rawls survived an attack by Abuelazam,

In the summer of 2010 the community of Flint, Michigan was stalked by a knife wielding man who focused his murderous rage primarily on Black men in the community. When he was taken in to custody, he left more than a dozen gravely injured men and five deaths in his wake.

This episode explores the life and many crimes of serial killer Elias Abuelazam.


Abuelazam in a mugshot from Virginia, August 2010.

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Missing in MIchigan – Paige Renkoski

On May 24, 1990. Paige Renkoski drove her mother to the airport, she stopped and visited a friend. After that she parked her car on the shoulder of I-96, exited the car leaving behind her purse and shoes. Paige Renkoski vanished. She has never been seen or heard from again. Join Already Gone as we explore one of the most compelling missing person’s cases in Michigan history. 

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Paige wearing the same clothing she had on the day of her disappearance.



This episode was primarily compiled using interviews with family and investigators. Additional sources:

Ardis Renkoski – Find a Grave

Livingston Daily 2015

Detroit Free Press

Leslie Allen WIlliams

One of the many MDOC images of Leslie Allen Willams.

In the early 1990’s a monster was hunting the women and girls of Oakland County. That monster was serial killer Leslie Allen Williams. This is his story – LISTEN NOW

Selection of sources/additional reading:

AP Story on slain teens

Parole Officer tried to contact kidnap victim

AP Story – Williams claims remorse, experts skeptical

Victim’s decision not to press charges in 1990 proved costly

Grandfather assails parole panel

Starr Commonwealth School

Crime In Detroit story – link to PDF

1983 Image of Williams

Ionia State Hospital

Murder on Carberry Street

February 2010, newlyweds John and Carolyn Tarwacki don’t show up to work, no calls, nothing. When John’s dad stops by their home in Niles, Michigan to check on them, he comes across a bloody and chaotic scene. Who would want them dead? What motive was there to kill the music loving pair?

at their “lucky day” wedding 07-07-07

The case took years to solve, but the work of a dedicated investigator and a prosecutor who didn’t give up finally brought their killer to justice.

#Michigan #Niles #ColdCase

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Sources/Additional Reading:

Case Summary – Press Reader

Court of Appeals

South Bend Tribune

Witness feared retribution

Lintz V. Skipski – proceed with caution – content warning


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