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Morbidology the Podcast – 31: Cassie Cotta

The two most common early signs of domestic violence are jealousy and controlling behavior. It’s easy for people to say: “why don’t they just leave?” but statistics show that up to 75% of abused women who are murdered are murdered after they leave their partners. Too often, many women do try to leave toxic an abusive situations and tragically, they pay with their lives.

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Morbidology the Podcast – 30: Vera Jo Reigle

Poverty, drugs, neglect and abuse made up the four walls of a literal house of horrors for Vera Jo Reigle and in 2011, her disturbing death reverberated in a community which prides itself on being caring and compassionate and led to a discussion about what could be done to better identify and assist those who may be unwilling or unable to ask for help.

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Morbidology the Podcast – 29: Tristan Jensen

Redlands is a tranquil city in San Bernardino County, California. It’s known for its gracious Victorian homes, the Lincoln Shrine, acres of orange groves and low crime rate. While many surrounding cities are rife with gang violence and random street violence, residents of this bucolic city like to think that they inhabit an oasis. But throughout the 1990s, a wave of youth violence rocked the city and shattered their idyll. The violence culminated with the mysterious disappearance of a 14-year-old boy.

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Morbidology the Podcast – 28: Sadie Hartley

Lancashire is a ceremonial county in North West England. It is made up of beautiful and lush countryside and charming villages. One of the most gorgeous villages in the area is arguably Helmshore. In 2016, however, a jealous obsession was brewing in Helmshore, one which would culminate with the brutal murder of a wealthy businesswoman.

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Morbidology the Podcast – 27: Goleta Postal Murders

One thing you’ll notice about almost all mass shootings is that the perpetrator is male. Female mass shooters are rare. Female mass shooters that target their place of employment are even rarer. But in Goleta, California, in 2006, an ex-postal worker was an exception to the rule. It was the nation’s deadliest workplace shooting perpetrated by a woman and the nation’s bloodiest shooting at a postal installation in almost 20 years.

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