Author: Emily G. Thompson
Morbidology the Podcast – 205: Richard & Janet Sweet
The quaint town of Manchester, Iowa, was bathing in the warm glow of the early morning sun on Mother’s Day of 2012. Families across the town were getting together in celebration, but as the day wore on, an eerie hush fell across the town, like a foreboding cloud. On the quaint residential street of Deann Drive, the silence was broken by the shrill sound of police sirens, as a gruesome crime was being uncovered.
Morbidology the Podcast – 204: Susan Cadieux
Snow blanketed the ground of St. Mary’s Churchyard School, London, Ontario, on 6 January, 1956. Susan Cadieux was playing outside the school with her two brothers when an unknown man approached them. The boys were momentarily distracted by a little girl who had slipped on the ice. When they turned back, Susan and the man had vanished into the frigid night air.
Breck Bednar: Targeted Online
Over the past decade, the proliferation of smartphones and social media has made it easy for teenagers to live their lives on the internet, prompting many parents to worry about their children's safety and well-being. In Surrey, England, in 2014, the case of Breck Bednar was a chilling reminder of just how dangerous the internet can be.
Morbidology the Podcast – 203: Raneem Oudeh & Khowla Saleem
Northdown Road is a residential neighoburhood located in Solihull, West Midlands. It consists of mostly 1970s terraced homes and detached homes and is just a stone’s throw from some of the town’s best schools, making it a desirable area for people to raise their families. In the early morning hours of 27 August, 2018, residents on Northdown Road were awoken by deafening screams echoing throughout their neighoburhood.
Teghan Skiba: Alone in the Barn
Teghan Skiba was a four-year-old girl living in Smithfield, North Carolina, with her mother, Helen Reyes, and Helen’s boyfriend, Jonathan Richardson. They lived in a barn on Richardson’s grandparents’ property, which lacked basic amenities such as running water and a bathroom. The only bedding available was a solitary air mattress on the floor. Despite the […]
Morbidology the Podcast – 202: Stefanie Rengel
Temperatures were dipping to – 40 Celsius with the wind chill in Toronto, Canada, on the 1st of July, 2008. People all across the globe had just rung in the new year, but at around 6PM that evening, the first murder of the year in Toronto would be unfolding, a murder that would send shockwaves across the nation and truly highlight the dangers of teenage obsession and rivalry.
Morbidology the Podcast – 201: Jordyn Dumont
Bess Town Road is located on the outskirts of Bessemer City, North Carolina. It’s surrounded in rolling fields and dotted with various wooded areas. On the afternoon of 15 August, 2016, police were directed to the quaint road after a report of a missing girl came in…
Morbidology the Podcast – 200: Levi & Christina Karlsen
Yale Farm Road in the small town of Varick, New York, was quiet on the afternoon of 20 November, 2008. Karl and Cindy Karlsen had just returned home from a family funeral. Before they left, Karl’s son, Levi, had come over to do some repair work to his truck in the garage. As they pulled up outside, they observed that Levi’s car was still parked in the driveway…
Morbidology the Podcast – 199: Kelsie Schelling
It was a cold and dark night in Denver, Colorado, on the 4th of February, 2013. A young woman had just finished up her shift at a local clothing store, when she climbed into her car and headed south to the city of Pueblo. She pulled into the Walmart and sat waiting for her boyfriend to show up. The next day, she failed to appear at work…
Opelika Jane Doe: Amore Joveah Wiggins
On 28 January, 2012,, at Brook Haven Trailer Park on Hurst St. in Opelika, Alabama, Yvonne Johnson's young son was playing behind their home when he stumbled upon a small human skull. Startled, he quickly returned home and informed his mother, who promptly contacted the police.