What happened to Corrie Anderson, Marquita Mull, & Patricia Laemmerhirt?
New York's Dark Side
by Amanda Morgan
2w ago
On Tuesday October 28, 2008, 36-year-old Corrie Anderson would vanish without a trace. That morning she had worked her normal shift at Jamestown Community College, where she worked part time in the library, before stopping to visit her boyfriend at the car dealership where she worked. She would stop home before all signs of her vanished. There's been no trace of her since. In 2021 two sets of human remains would be found 10 yards apart of the Rails to Trails path in Portland, NY. While neither them would prove to be Corrie, they also lead to three additional mysteries. What happened to Corrie ..read more
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Terror in Park Slope: The Story of Amanda Leach and Sylvia Lugo
New York's Dark Side
by Amanda Morgan
3w ago
On July 5, 1995, a disturbing 911 call was placed by a Park Slope resident, reporting that she had been assaulted and shot by a man who had broken into the apartment she shared with her girlfriend. When police responded, they could hear someone screaming inside the apartment for help, but the door was locked. It took several moments for the caller to reach the door to let them in, and what they would find inside was a horrible scene. This episode covers the vicious attack on Amanda Leach and Sylvia Lugo, that would leave Sylvia sadly deceased and Amanda looked at as the main suspect. Meanwhile ..read more
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The Legacy of Venus Xtravaganza
New York's Dark Side
by Amanda Morgan
1M ago
Venus Xtravaganza was an up and coming performer in New York City's underground ballroom community. She had landed a spotlight in Jennie Livingston's Documentary 'Paris is Burning' highlighting New York City's drag scene and some of the challenges members of the community faced. On December 21, 1988, Venus' life would be cut short when she was strangled and left under a bed in room 113 of New York City's Duchess Hotel. Her murder is still unsolved. This episode we talk about the life and legacy of Venus, the challenges that members of the LGBTQ+ community face in the 1980's that still exist to ..read more
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The Senseless Double Homicide of Nancy Ann Hyer & Billy Fischer
New York's Dark Side
by Amanda Morgan
4M ago
On a stormy Thursday in December of 1986, Nancy Hyer received a phone call from her new friend Billy Fischer. He had been visiting with his father, whom he had been estranged from for over a year, and was looking for a ride home. Nancy's family would watch head out into the terrible New York winter weather to help him, unknowing that this would be the last time they would see her alive. William Peter Fischer is still wanted for the murders of Nancy and Billy- if you have any information on his location please call 631-756-3300. Episode Transcript ⁠⁠Check out our Patreon Page!⁠⁠⁠⁠ For all episo ..read more
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"Ol' Hoaxy"- The Tale of George Hull & The Cardiff Giant
New York's Dark Side
by Amanda Morgan
4M ago
On October 16, 1869, two men digging a well for a farmer in Cardiff, New York would make a shocking discovery when their shovels hit something hard in the in dirt. They would uncover what appeared to be a giant petrified man, lying naked in the ground. News of the discovery would enthrall the nation, bringing visitors from all around to see the spectacle, but experts would soon uncover the truth of the giant. This is the tale of how the 'villainous' George Hull, a man from Binghamton, NY created a hoax that has been dubbed "The Greatest Hoax in United State History". Episode Transcript ⁠⁠Check ..read more
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The Abduction & Murder of Quin-Rong Wu
New York's Dark Side
by Amanda Morgan
4M ago
On Tuesday, May 13, 1997, 11-year-old Quin Rong Wu was walking to Public School No. 2 in Brooklyn, New York with her mother. They split ways about 100 yards from the doors to the building, and unfortunately, Quin-Rong would never make it to the school that day, disappearing in broad daylight never to be seen by her family again… What happened to Quin-Rong Wu? Was it the bearded man that a woman would report seeing twice on the subway with a young girl? Or the stranger that people would report seeing hanging around the school? Or was it someone else entirely? That remains a mystery to this ..read more
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Tiffany Dixon Vanished...
New York's Dark Side
by Amanda Morgan
4M ago
Thursday October 10, 1991, was just normal fall day in New York City for most people and started out that way for Tiffany Dixon. After dropping her eight-year-old cousin Israel off at Carroll Elementary School, 12-year-old Tiffany began the four blocks walk through Brooklyn towards her junior high school… She would never make it, vanishing without a trace and leading to a mystery that has yet to be solved decades later… What happened to Tiffany Madia Dixon? This mystery has haunted me since I came across her story earlier this year. While there's not a lot of information to go on, and as ..read more
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The Disappearance of Bethanie Lynn Dougherty
New York's Dark Side
by Amanda Morgan
5M ago
On the evening of April 1st 2008, in a small hamlet of Killowag, New York, 18-year-old Logan Dougherty was winding down for the night after a long day. He hugged and kissed his mother goodnight and went to bed. When Logan awoke on Wednesday April 2nd, 2008 at 6:00 AM, he found the house empty. The clothing that his mother had set out to wear for her early morning shift at the  Xtra-mart was still set out. It's been almost 16 years, and what happened to Bethanie remains a mystery. This episode is presented by a special guest host, Amanda's long time best friend, Stephanie Yoder. Episode Tr ..read more
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Richard Cottingham: The Torso Killer Part 3
New York's Dark Side
by Amanda Morgan
5M ago
Monday, October 30, 1967, was a normal day for two young girls who had returned from school and gone up to a bedroom to play. A while later, while peering out of one of the upstairs windows they saw what they would later recount appeared to them a waxy mannequin lying in a car parked on the street below. Curious, they went outside to investigate but when they got closer, to their horror they realized it was a woman lying naked in the backseat of the car. In this episode we finish out our coverage of Richard Cottingham with the stories of the victims he confessed to while serving his life sente ..read more
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Richard Cottingham: The Torso Killer Part 2
New York's Dark Side
by Amanda Morgan
5M ago
On December 2, 1979, firefighters were responding to the Travel Inn Motor Lodge on 42nd Street in Manhattan, two blocks from Times Square where it had been reported that there was a fire in Room 417. A member of the squad, Jim Rogers, entered the smoke-filled room and saw a person lying on one of the rooms double beds. Acting quickly, he pulled the motionless figure from the room to the hallway and prepared to start administering CPR. To his horror, once out of the smoke, he found that the body was missing a head. In this episode we continue our coverage of Richard Cottingham, covering hi ..read more
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