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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The abuse and murder of four-year-old Daniel Pelka completely horrified the nation of Britain and raised a number of questions as to why teachers at his school, who knew that he was being abused at home, did not intervene.
On 31 October, 1955, 2-year-old Steven Damman vanished from outside a bakery in East Meadow, New York. His mother had left him outside with his baby sister and her stroller and when she returned, Steven was gone.
Rachel Barber was a 15-year-old dance student and model who came from a good family. She had dreams and ambitions of starring in musicals, her favorite of which was Cats and Chicago. She was popular and was in a steady relationship with a boy who went to the same school as her. Never in a million years did Rachel believe that she had an enemy, one who was unimaginably jealous of her.
Sarah McKinley did what she needed to do to protect her son. When an armed intruder broke into her home, Sarah armed herself with a shot gun and pistol before calling 911 to ask: "Is it okay to shoot him if he comes in this door?"
Paul Martin Andrews was just 13-years-old when he was abducted by a sexual predator. The man had constructed an underground box in the woodlands where he kept Paul hidden from the rest of the world...
10-year-old Hana Grace-Rose Williams and her 7-year-old brother, Emanuel, were born in Ethiopia. In 2008, they were adopted by Carri and Larry Williams through Adoption Advocates International and brought over to Sedro-Woolley, Washington, United States. When Hana came to the United States, she had ringworm, parasites and hepatitis B. Three years later, Hana would be dead. However, it was none of these things that killed her…
Reyna Angelica Marroquin was a 27-year-old Salvadorian immigrant living in the United States. She had arrived in Miami in 1966 and immediately moved to New York.In 1969, however, Reyna inexplicably vanished and it would take three decades before what happened to her finally came to the surface.
Over Thanksgiving weekend of 1991, Omaima Nelson, 23, stabbed her boyfriend, William Nelson, 56, to death. She then dismembered him, cooked his head and hands in spices and ate some of the flesh. During trial, she would claim that she had been the victim of abuse.
In 1966, 18-year-old Cheri Jo Bates was attacked after she left Riverside City College Library, California. Her killer had disabled her car and lay in wait for her to return from the library to her car, where he attacked. She was beaten and stabbed with such force she was almost decapitated. One of the main suspects in the murder in the infamous Zodiac Killer.
There’s no denying that the murder of a child is every parents' worst nightmare, but what if you’re then wrongly accused of that child’s murder? Well that very nightmare befell James Joseph Richardson, who was wrongly convicted of the murder of seven of his children.
Lisa Montgomery and Bobbie Jo Stinnett were two women from two completely different worlds until one day, their lives collided. This collision would lead to one of the most graphic and disturbing murder cases Missouri had ever seen.
20-year-old Karina Holmer arrived in Boston from Sweden to work as an au pair. Just a month after she arrived, the top half Karina's dismembered body was discovered in a plastic bag in a trashcan. The bottom half of Karina's body was never discovered and despite an exhaustive search, her killer was never identified.