Episode 8: “The Boogeymen”
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1M ago
In this final episode of season 4, Phelps interviews a suspected serial killer, who he believes could be responsible for Dana Stidham’s murder—the first time anyone has spoken to the suspect about the case in 33 years.  After confronting him with the evidence, Phelps implores law enforcement to knock on the suspect’s door and interview him. A final call is made about the connection between the two murders - and who, ultimately, is to blame.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Episode 7: “Killer Confrontation”
Paper Ghosts
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1M ago
With investigative pressure mounting on the Benton County Sheriff’s Office’s suspect in Dana Stidham’s murder, Phelps uncovers a disturbing phone call made to a local woman in charge of Dana’s tip-line. Meanwhile, Phelps continues to make connections to his new suspect. Phelps uncovers an old tape of a revealing interview with the man’s ex-wife.  Armed with new evidence, Phelps finally convinces the suspect to agree to an interview, a man he now believes is likely behind Dana Stidham’s murder, with jaw-dropping revelations made. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Episode 6: “Spawn of Hell”
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1M ago
The second female victim, known only as “Grace Doe” for nearly 30 years, is identified as Shauna Garber. Phelps’s investigation turns toward a new suspect in the murder of Dana Stidham (and possibly Shauna), while uncovering a revealing, lost recording of a new suspect - unheard until now. Phelps teams up with the detectives investigating the Shauna Garber case, evaluating similarities between her and Dana Stidham’s death. All of it leads Phelps to the doorstep of a potential killer walking the streets a free man, confronting the man some think is a prolific serial killer who has eluded law en ..read more
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Episode 4: “The Cave:”
Paper Ghosts
by iHeartPodcasts
2M ago
The investigation by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office heats up in Dana Stidham’s gruesome murder, zeroing in on one particular suspect.  Phelps digs deeper, speaking to the suspect and wonders if law enforcement has been chasing the wrong man. Just over the Missouri border, not far from the Dana Stidham crime scene, a second young woman’s body is discovered. Are the cases linked? Phelps uncovers several exclusive, recorded interviews never-before-heard, speaks to several sources who claim that not only are the cases the work of one killer, but the suspect has been hiding in plain sight ..read more
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Episode 3: “The Skull in the Creek Bed:”
Paper Ghosts
by iHeartPodcasts
2M ago
As the 1989 holiday season looms, Dana Stidham’s body is discovered by a local hunter in a Bella Vista creek bed. Law enforcement shifts its focus from missing person to murder… and begins to zero in on a suspect after he is arrested for a bizarre theft. Phelps’s contemporary, real-time investigation branches out and he questions whether the evidence against the chief suspect supports law enforcement’s push to arrest him – and whether Dana’s case is part of a more widespread series of murders by a serial killer targeting victims throughout the Ozarks during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Se ..read more
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Episode 2: “The Evidence of Things Not Seen:”
Paper Ghosts
by iHeartPodcasts
3M ago
As the search for Dana Stidham continues, her sudden disappearance baffles family, friends, and police, as everyone grows increasingly alarmed that Dana has met with foul play. Then, a break in the case comes as Paper Ghosts executive producer, host and investigative journalist M. William Phelps heads to Bella Vista to meet with a source who helps him unravel several potential new threads—including, perhaps, a secret life Dana lived that no one knew about.  New suspects emerge. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Episode 1: “Forever Pain:”
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3M ago
In the heat of the Ozarks summer, 1989, an 18-year-old woman goes missing.  Dana Stidham vanishes in the middle of the day, from the parking lot of a local supermarket. Everyone in the small town of Bella Vista, Arkansas, is seemingly searching for her. Law enforcement receives scores of sightings and potential leads. Dana’s family is frantic, concerned, but also hopeful… that is, until her car and clothing are found, several early suspects emerge, and a mystery 34 years in the making begins. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Introducing - Paper Ghosts Season 4: The Ozarks
Paper Ghosts
by iHeartPodcasts
3M ago
Summer 1989: in the heart of the Ozarks. A young woman goes missing before a body is found, not far from the Missouri border. Soon, a second body is discovered nearby. The hunt for a possible serial killer heats up as investigator M. William Phelps arrives on the scene to reinvestigate a once-cold case.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Introducing: True Crime Story: It Couldn't Happen Here
Paper Ghosts
by iHeartPodcasts
5M ago
Hi, Paper Ghosts Fans! We want to share a new true crime podcast hosted by Hilarie Burton Morgan that we think you'll love... About the show: The tight knit fabric of a small town can be torn apart when a violent crime happens. Join host and advocate Hilarie Burton Morgan in the companion podcast to SundanceTV's powerful true crime documentary series, "It Couldn’t Happen Here." Along with key crew from the TV series as her co-hosts, Burton Morgan will dive deeper into the cases covered on the show featuring never before heard archive and a behind the scenes lens of how the team tackles th ..read more
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Introducing: The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told
Paper Ghosts
by iHeartPodcasts
6M ago
The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told is an anthology podcast series of the most layered and engrossing true crime stories about female killers, cops, scientists, lawyers, scammers, activists, and more. Hosted by true crime writer, Mary Kay McBrayer, this podcast tells the stories in which women aren’t narrowly defined as victims, but instead are the protagonists. Listen to The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-the-greatest-true-crime-s-128412643/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform ..read more
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