Ep. 69 - Dumb Criminals & How to NOT Get Away with Murder
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by Rebecca, Journey, and Nicole
12h ago
This week we each found a number of cases with some exceptionally dumb criminals. Alternating through them you get to learn about some dumb cases, dumb alibis, and some relatively successful fingerprint removal techniques. This has got to be our funniest episode so far and we hope you enjoy because we would love to do some more like this. Interested in learning more about when WTF releases new episodes, contests, and more? Make sure to give us a follow on: Facebook: @whattheforensics Instagram: @whattheforenics Twitter: @WTForensicsPC YouTube: @whattheforensics For more details about the hos ..read more
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Ep. 68 - Twisted Desires: Inside the Mind of Jerry Brudos & Fetish Killers
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by Rebecca, Journey, and Nicole
2w ago
In this weeks episode, we delve into the disturbing realm of fetish killers, focusing on the heinous crimes of Jerry Brudos and the psychological motivations behind such depraved acts along with when a fetish can turn into a disorder. Jerry Brudos, infamously known as the "Shoe Fetish Slayer" or the "Lust Killer," is our focal point in this episode. Operating in the Pacific Northwest during the late 1960s, Brudos terrorized the region with a series of brutal murders that were fueled by his obsession with women's shoes and undergarments. As we examine Brudos's case in detail, we also shine a li ..read more
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Ep. 67 - Silent Shadows: The Legacy of Contract Killers
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by Rebecca, Journey, and Nicole
1M ago
In this episode we delve into the clandestine world of contract killers, exploring the chilling tales of Richard Kuklinski and John Wilkes Booth, two figures whose names are synonymous with treachery and assassination. Operating in the shadows of the criminal underworld, Kuklinski gained infamy for his cold-blooded demeanor and ruthless efficiency. With a penchant for violence and a reputation for discretion, he carried out numerous murders for hire, earning him a fearsome reputation among his peers and law enforcement alike. Next, we turn our gaze to the infamous John Wilkes Booth, whose name ..read more
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Ep. 66 - Deception Unraveled: The Gypsy Rose Blanchard Story
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by Rebecca, Journey, and Nicole
1M ago
We explore the tragic and complex case of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, whose story of deception, abuse, and murder captured the nation's attention and sparked a debate on the ethics of caregiving, the criminal justice system, and the media's portrayal of victims and villains. For years, Gypsy was subjected to unnecessary medical treatments, surgeries, and drugs. She was confined to a wheelchair, her head was shaved to mimic the appearance of a chemotherapy patient, and she was fed through a feeding tube. The deception was so complete that Gypsy herself was unsure of what was real and what was not reg ..read more
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Ep. 65 - Part 2: The Evolution of Behavioural Analysis
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by Rebecca, Journey, and Nicole
2M ago
Building upon the case we covered in Part 1, we delve deeper into the haunting legacy of the Atlanta Child Murders, exploring the intersection of behavioral analysis, historical precedent, and the relentless pursuit of justice led by FBI Behavioral Analyst John Douglas. We explore the history of Behavioural Analysis through famous case studies such as Jack the Ripper and the Mad Bomber. We don't delve too deeply into those cases because we're hoping to cover them in another episode. But we do go fairly in-depth into the birth of behavioural analysis and how it played a role in the Atlanta Chi ..read more
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Ep. 65 - Part 1: Shadows of Terror: The Atlanta Child Murders
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by Rebecca, Journey, and Nicole
2M ago
We delve into the chilling saga of the Atlanta Child Murders, exploring the intricate web of terror that gripped the city and the relentless pursuit of justice led by FBI Behavioral Analyst John Douglas. Join us as we unravel the harrowing tale of innocence lost, forensic investigation, and the enigmatic figure at the center of it all, Wayne Williams. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Atlanta was plagued by a series of brutal murders that targeted African American children and young adults. As fear swept through the community, law enforcement agencies struggled to apprehend the perpetrat ..read more
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Ep. 64 - The Dozier School for Boys with Dr. Meredith Tise
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by Rebecca, Journey, and Nicole
2M ago
In this episode, Dr. Meredith Tise discusses the groundbreaking forensic work that has unveiled the truth about the Dozier School, including the discovery of unmarked graves and the identification of long-lost remains. Drawing on her experience, she walks us through the challenges of piecing together a historical crime scene and the importance of forensic science in bringing justice to those who were once forgotten. The Dozier School for Boys, located in Marianna, Florida, gained notoriety for decades of alleged abuse, neglect, and unexplained deaths. Dr. Tise, armed with her forensic knowled ..read more
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Ep. 63 - Burning Secrets: Anthony Kirkland & the Trail of Scorched Remains
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by Rebecca, Journey, and Nicole
3M ago
In this episode we delve into the chilling crimes of Anthony Kirkland, a name that has sent shivers down the spines of many. But that's not all – our episode takes a fascinating turn as we dive into the intricate topic of burnt bones and how experts piece together the puzzle of charred remains, unlocking critical information that could hold the key to solving crimes. As we unravel the layers of Anthony Kirkland's crimes, we'll explore the significance of burnt bones in forensic investigations. Learn about the techniques and technologies that forensic scientists employ to extract crucial detai ..read more
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Ep. 58 - Jeffrey MacDonald & Crime Scene Reconstruction
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by Rebecca, Journey, and Nicole
3M ago
In this episode, we dive into the infamous case of Jeffrey MacDonald, a former Green Beret, who was accused of murdering his wife and children. We explore the complex details, from the initial crime scene to possible theories of what happened. We then chat about crime scene processing and the role crime scene reconstructions can have in uncovering the truth. Join us as we delve into how these reconstructions work, their significance in understanding the sequence of events, and how they've affected the pursuit of justice. This decades-old mystery is one you don’t want to miss out on ..read more
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Ep. 61 - All Things Forensics with Gap Science
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by Rebecca, Journey, and Nicole
4M ago
We decided to switch things up this month and have Erin West & Ashley Church from Gap Science on. They approached us earlier this year about recording and we were finally able to organize 5 peoples schedule and create an episode! it was so awesome to be able to talk with people who have a combined 25 years experience in the forensic field and we hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did! You can check out their website www.gapscience.com or listen to their podcast Forensics Unfiltered to learn more about Erin, Ashley, & Gap Science! You can check out their website https://www ..read more
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