Morbidology is a weekly true crime podcast created and hosted by Emily G. Thompson, author of "Unsolved Child Murders," "Cults Uncovered" and co-author of "Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered."
Using investigative research combined with primary audio including 911 calls, interviews and trial testimony, Morbidology takes an in-depth look at some of the world's most heinous murders.
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Five-year-old Kenneth White was being cared for by his cousin, Tiffany VanAlstyne, when she alleged somebody broke in and abducted him. However, investigation would reveal that Tiffany wasn't being truthful...
When we think of the appearance of a serial killer, very few of us would envision an elderly lady. In 2015, however, the world would recoil in horror when an elderly woman in Russia was arrested for a string of extremely grisly murders.
On the 8th of January, 1991, 15-year-old Jeremy Wade Delle stood in front of his class in Richardson High School, Texas, and shot himself in the head. His tragic suicide would inspire the infamous Pearl Jam song, Jeremy.
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On 27 May, 2016, Karen Perez vanished in Houston, Texas. She was found dead in an abandoned apartment days later. Her boyfriend had been at the forefront of the search for her but was he really telling the truth...?
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Isaac Woodard was a highly decorated African America World War II veteran. When returning home from service, he was brutally attacked by Sheriff Lynwood Shull after a bus driver lied and claimed he was causing trouble. He had simply asked to use the restroom. The beating was so severe that it left Isaac Woodard permanently blind.
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