Want more information about the stuff we talk about? We don’t blame you! Here are some great links to more stuff.
These links don’t serve as comprehenisve sourcing for our episodes — we name and credit the sources in the episode itself. These links also don’t tell you everything you need to know, but they add to the story, and can lead to more information. Much of our information comes from newspaper archives, either on newspapers.com or hard copy at the Maine State LIbrary or Portland (Maine) Public Library. That said, much of what’s here was part of our source material for our reports where links were available, and some of it is additional material. Check back for occasional updates to some of the stories.
WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BRINGING THIS UP TO DATE. We will soon add episodes 55-76, 87-99 and 100-109, and 117-122 and 124, 126 and 126.2. 129-132. Check back soon. Honest.
EPISODE 135: Arnold Nash
Arnold Nash escaped from prison three times over his 50-year criminal career. Below is a graphic showing the map of his most publicized one, in 1981 with convicted murderer Milton Wallace, dubbed the Moody Mountain Manhunt.
To read Part 1 of retired Maine Game Warden John Ford’s recollections of Arnold Nash and Milton Wallace’s 1981 escape, click here.
For Part 2, click here.
For Part 3, click here.
To watch a TV news report about Nash’s 2018 escape, while he was still at large, click here.
To watch a brief interview with the Piscataquis County sheriff’s deputy who picked up Nash after his 2018 escape, click here.
To watch a TV news report about Nash’s death, click here.
EPISODE 134: Maine’s 2022 Homicide LIst
For the state’s list of 2022 Maine homicides, click here.
For WCSH-TV’s report on the homicide of Eva Cox, including an interview with her brother, click here.
For a July report on the first court appearance of Rebecca Moores, charged with killing Paula Johnson in February, click here.
The Sipayik community smudge ceremony for Kimberly Neptune, click here.
A brief report on the Tyler Morin shooting and self-defense determination, click here.
A report on the arrest made in Brooke McLaughlin’s homicide in July. Click here.
EPISODE 133: Djeswende and Stephen Reid cross Logan Clegg’s deadly path
We’ll have more shortly, but here are the two video links we promised in the episode, as well as the Vermont affadavit.
To watch Logan Clegg’s Oct. 20 arraignment in Chittenden County Superior Court in Vermont, click here.
To watch police bodycam footage of Logan Clegg’s Oct. 12 arrest, click here.
To read the Vermont affadavit for the warrant for Logan Clegg’s Oct. 12 arrest on Utah fugitive and burglary charges (which also details the New Hampshire investigation into the Reids’ shooting), click here.
EPISODE 128: Lewiston fire frenzy
We’ll have some more stuff soon, but here are some of the video links we discussed on the episode.
EPISODE 127: Where are Jill Sidebotham and Lydia Hansen?
Jill Sidebotham and Lydia Hansen left the home in Springvale, Maine, the two share with Jill’s parents on June 27. They were in the company of Nicholas Hansen, Lydia’s father and an ex-boyfriend of Jill. Even though Hansen said it was to “go camping,” we’re not calling them “missing campers,” because camping has nothing to do with this story. Anyone who thinks they took off on a camping trip, and that was it, hasn’t been paying attention.
For information and updates, visit the Sanford Maine Police Department Facebook page.
Jill’s dad, Ron Sidebotham, did an interview with the podcast Locating the Lost on July 22. Here’s the link to their Facebook, which has a video of the interview..
The last confirmed sighting was at the Mexico, Maine, Walmart on July 2. Here’s a still from the surveillance footage (all the photos are on the Sanford PD’s Facebook):
On June 29, they visited Coos Canyon Campground in Byron, Maine, which didn’t have any vacancies. Here they are in the camp store:
EPISODE 125: Katahdin
Here’s some of the stuff we reference in the episode:
To read the 25-page November 1963 report on the search for Margaret Ivusic and Ralph Heath, click here.
To read Henry David Thoreau’s “Ktaadn,” coutesy of Monadnock Valley Press, click here.
To read the Bangor Daily News article by Christopher Burns about Jessie Hoover’s disappearance, click here.
EPISODE 123: Sophie Sergie
We’ll have some links shortly but, as promised, here’s the diagram of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Bartlett Hall dorm room bathroom where Sophie Sergie’s body was found in the tub after she was raped and killed April 26, 1993. The second bathroom, not shown here, where Jennifer Roy was showering and heard sounds coming from the tub room, shared a wall with the tub room.
EPISODE 122: Amity, Maine, Triple Murder
We’ll have some links shortly, but, as promisted, here is Rebecca’s diagram so you can keep the relationships straight, as well as the view of Jeff Ryan’s home from Google street view (taken a year after the murders) and a photo from the Bangor Daily News the day after.
EPISODE 116: The Montreal Massacre
These two YouTube links provided much of the information for the episode that didn’t come from newspapers.com.
EPISODE 115: Happy Face Killer (Keith Jesperson)
While much of the information from this came from contemporary newspaper accounts, our special guest LIz also got some from:
The Netflix documentary series “Catching Killers” episodes 3 & 4, True LIes Part 1 and 2.
The podcast “Life After Happy Face,” with Melissa Moore (Jesperson’s daughter) and Laura Petler.
EPISODE 114: Ted Conrad
One great source for this episode was the Boston Globe, where reporter Emily Sweeney caught up with the story after Conrad, who’d lived as Tom Randele for 52 years, died.
A video that has information that a lot of later sources didn’t is a 1986 WJW TV report by Bill McKay.
EPISODE 113: Dottie Milliken & Pamela Webb
Almost all of the information for this episode came from newspaper archives, but a November 2021 interview with Dottie Milliken’s daughter on WCSH Channel 6 also helped.
A lot of details about Pamela Webb’s case can also be found in the 1995 lawsuit document, Webb v. Haas.
EPISODE 112: The Station Nightclub
We also got a ton of information from the 2003 National Institute of Standards and Technology report on its investigation of the fire.
EPISODE 111: Claudine Longet
Some information came from the Dominick Dunne TV show, “Power, Priviledge and Justice.”
While much came from archive newspaper accounts through newspapers.com, here’s a New York Times article from her trial.
And for those of you too young to remember, here she is singing with husband Andy Williams.
EPISODE 110: James Dailey
The top source for this episode was a New York Times/Pro Publica December 2019 article by Pam Coloff, “How this con man’s wild testimony sent dozens to jail and four to death row.”
There is a lot of information out there. Here’s the latest on the Florida Supreme Court denying Dailey a new trail.
The Marshall Project website has a long list of stories, many of which we used for our episode.
The Innocence Project website has a good analysis of the case and why jailhouse snitches are a problem, particularly Paul Skalnik.
The ABC 20/20 episode “A Perfect Liar” was also a help.
EPISODE 100: Our top songs about crime
If you want the explanations, you have to listen to the episode! All the songs have links, just click on the song title. Enjoy!
Rebecca – Excitable Boy, Warren Zevon
Maureen – He’s Gone, Grateful Dead
Rebecca – Mama Tried, Merle Haggard (and many others)
Maureen – Highway Patrolan, Bruce Springsteen
Rebecca – Hurricane, Bob Dylan
Maureen – Powderfinger, Neil Young
Rebecca – Billy Austin, Steve Earle
Maureen – Life During Wartime, Talking Heads
Maureen –Tom Dooley, Kingston Trio
Rebecca – Folsom Prison Blues, Johnny Cash
Maureen – Hurricane, Bob Dylan
Rebecca – Strange Fruit, Billie Holiday
Rebecca – Shark and the Cockroach, Ian Tyson
Maureen – Alice’s Restaurant, Arlo Guthrie
Rebecca – Tom Ames’ Prayer, Steve Earle
Two of our honorable mentions
EPISODE 86: No justice for Helen Jewett
Rebecca used one main source for this story, the book “The Murder of Helen Jewett,” by Patricia Cline Cohen. Here’s the Amazon link.
For Maureen’s update on the latest on the Breonna Taylor case, the best source is the Louisville Courier-Journal. All the articles on her, including the ones Maureen used for her update, can be found by clicking here.
Maureen’s NNW rating is on “20/20 The Chameleon.”
EPISODE 85: Kathleen McLean, the surgeon and diagnosis murder
Maureen relied primarly on Boston Globe coverage, as well as MassLive. Some information also came from the Boston Herald, People magazine and other sources cited during the episode.
Some of the major stories used were: “Wife allegedly killed by Dover surgeon got help from the legal system, but her husband ‘manipulated her,’ police chief says,” by John Ellement; “Ingolf Tuerk, accused of strangling his wife Kathleen McLean and leaving her body in a pond indicted for murder,” by Melissa Hanson; “They were healers, now one is charged,” by Kevin Cullen; “‘He must have completely fallen apart’: Star surgeon accused of murdering estranged wife,” by Hanna Krueger and Tonya Alanez.
Maureen got the information to give Joe McGinnis a voice on his involvement with Jeffrey MacDonald from McGinnis’ epilogue in later versions of “Fatal Vision.” You can read the entire epilogue by clicking here.
Rebecca updates the Aela Mansmann “bullying” case. For information used from the Portland Press Herald, click here.
Rebecca’s NNW rating was on the HBO series “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.”
EPISODE 84: Bianca Devins wasn’t murdered by the internet
Rebecca got most of her information from the Syracuse (N.Y.) Post Standard an Utica (N.Y.) Observer-Dispatch.
The Post-Standard Biana Devins articles can be found here.
The Advertiser-Democrat articles can be found here.
She also relied on two Rolling Stone articles: “The short life and viral death of Bianca Devins,” by EJ Dickson; “After Bianca Devins’ murderer pleads guilty, new evidence sheds light on her final moments,” by EJ Dickson.
Maureen’s NNW rating is on the Showtime documentary “Outcry.”
EPISODE 83: The blood cold Walker family murders
Maureen got much of her information for this episode using newspapers.com and reading accounts written at the time, largely from the Tampa Bay Times and a May 8, 1966, Miami Herald column by Gene Miller.
More current stories are from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, including: “Sister’s violent death left a tormented family,” by Donna Koehn; “The suspects: A litany of names and clues,” by Matthew Doig; “Her innocence? Lost all too easily. Her torment? That she can’t shake,” by Matthew Doig; “DNA test results complicate 47-year search for a killer,” by Matthew Doig.
Also, stories by Tamara Lush, of the Associated Press, including: “In Cold Blood killers’ DNA not linked to Florida.”
In her NNW rating, Rebecca reviews “The Poet and the Murderer,” by Simon Worrall.
EPISODE 82: Mark Hoffman, forging murder
Rebecca based much of her research on the book “The Poet and the Murderer,” by Simon Worrall.
Maureen does a mini on domestic violence stats and myths, with some of the information coming from the New York Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence “Understanding Domestic Abusers” webpage. Specifics of the Natasha Morgan and Aneilka Allen cases come from the Portland Press Herald, Lewiston Sun-Journal and Bangor Daily News.
EPISODE 81: From Yoga Twins to Ghislaine Maxwell
This was an “update episode” with multiple sources to update many episodes. Sources are cited in the episode.
EPISODE 80: Susan Taraskiewicz, murdered by the glass ceiling
Maureen used contemporary accounts of the Susan Taraskiewicz murder from the Boston Globe, using newspapers.com.
Her mother for several years made video pleas, publicized by Massachusetts State Police. Here’s one of them.
Some other major sources were:
Justia.com, with the federal appellate case that had details of some of the suspects and Susan’s interaction with them. Click here to read it.
Suffolk County DA’s remarks on the 20th anniversary of her murder. To read them, click here.
One particularly detailed anniversary update, in September 2009, was by the Boston Globe’s Shelley Murphy. Here is the link to the article in the Globe archives.
“Unsolved Mysteries” did an episode on it, and has a fairly decent synposis on its webpage.
EPISODE 79: Don’t mess with Maine State Trooper Vicki Gardner
Rebecca got her information from the Bangor Daily News article on Stephen Fortin’s guilty plea in the attack on Gardner can be found here.
Details on his death-penalty case for the murder of Melissa Padilla in New Jersey can be read here.
The 1999 New Jersey appellate court file also has detailed information. To read it, click here.
There’s also a 2002 “Forensic Files”episode (not used for this episode, but it’s a good account of the case). To watch it on YouTube, click here.
We review the first season of the new version of “Unsolved Mysteries,” which is on Netflix.
EPISODE 78: Ghislaine Maxwell, why NOT New Hampshire?
In the days after Ghislaine Maxwell is arrested, Maureen explores why it’s actually not that weird for her to be found in New Hampshire.
Some of the sources she used were:
“‘Ghislaine, is that you?’ Inside Ghislaine Maxwell’s life on the lam,” in Vanity Fair by Mark Seal.
“Ghislaine Maxwell to appear in court as fresh details of arrest emerge,” in The Guardian, by Owen Bowcott.
“Bradford, NH: Everything to know about where Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested,” in the New York Post, by Larry Celona, Gabrielle Fonrouge and Natalie O’Neill
“Ghislaine Maxwell was hiding out in a luxury home with ‘total privacy’,” in the New York Post, by Larry Celona, Gabrielle Fonrouge and Bruce Golding
Rebecca updates Maine’s Noah Gaston case, using information from the Portland Press Herald, and Maureen updates the Breonna Taylor case, with most of the information from the Lousville Courier-Journal.
Rebecca reviews the NBC TV series, “This is Us.”
EPISODE 77: Say her name – the police war on Black women
Maureen used many many sources for this episode. Here are links to some of the major ones. I’ll make it look better at some point, as well as update previous episodes info, but wanted this resource to be here for those looking for more information.
Be sure to support your local news outlet! – Maureen
EPISODE 54: Albert Flick, never too old for murder
Much of the information for the episode came from the Lewiston Sun-Journal’s great coverage.
Here’s a photo of Rancourt’s Laundromat, in Lewiston, Maine, where Kimberly Dobbie was killed:
EPISODE 53: The Hart family: Not what they seemed
Our special guess sister Liz, the history profession, used some of these resources for her report:
The Oregonian had a great timeline with links to news stories.
The Washington Post article, “Abuse, Neglect and a System that Failed,” by Joe Heim and Julie Tate has a detailed account over all three states of the ineffective oversight by child protection agencies.
Focus on Minnesota part of the story came from the Minnesota Star-Tribune.
EPISODE 52: Carl Drega
The online content isn’t great for this 1997 mass shooting — we find many national articles about things that happen in Maine inaccurate and condescending, and it also happened before publications were putting much on the internet.
That said, a lot of our information, came from the book “In the Evil Day,” by Richards Adams Carey, which is flawed, but a lot better than the books out there that glorify Drega and are loaded with misinformation.
EPISODE 49: The Mad Sculptor
For info on Robert Irwin, Vernonica Gedeon, and more, a great source is “The Beekman Hill Maniac,” a New York Daily News article by Jay Maeder.
Much of the info for the podcast came from the book “The Mad Sculptor,” by Harold Schecter.
EPISODE 48: The Haysom Murders
For the web page for the documentary “Killing for Love,” which we got much of the information for this episode from, and has a lot of information independent of the movie, click here.
EPISODE 47: Linda Dolloff
For the ABC News coverage, with links to videos, click here.
For the June 2011 Portland Press Herald story on Linda Dolloff’s sentencing, click here.
EPISODE 46: The Turpin Family
There are many, many, many articles and videos available on the Turpin case, and we used many to report this story. For an early one from the LA Times that we got a lot of information from, click here.
For the ABC 20/20 episode we discuss extensively, click here.
For the full Riverside DA news conference held in January 2018 after the kids were freed, click here.
An episode of ABC’s 20/20 aired in November 2021, updating the fate of the Turbin kids.
EPISODE 45: Brenda Spencer
Watch the episode of Female Killers about the case. Click here.
Don’t know the song? Here’s Bob Geldolf and the Boomtown Rats singing “I don’t like Mondays” Click here.
EPISODE 44: Charlie Cullen
Watch the 60 Minutes episode on Charlie Cullen. Click here.
Much of the information for our episode came from the book “The Good Nurse,” by Charles Graeber.
EPISODE 43: Ashley Ouellette
Read the Portland Press Herald story from two years ago, “Scarborough police appeal for information in cold case killing of Ashley Ouellette.”
EPISODE 42: Gardner Heist
For the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s page, timeline and information about the robbery, click here.
The Boston Police Department handout photo of security guard Richard Abath, found bound in the museum’s basement the morning of the robbery.
For the Boston Globe’s 2015 interview with security guard Richard Abath, click here.
To read Steve Kurkjian’s March 11, 2015, twenty-fifth anniversary article, “Does a Connecticut Shed Hold Secrets to Gardner Heist?” click here.
The Boston Globe’s special online page with information about the heist (if you have to pay for a subscription, even for a month, to read it, it’s worth it. Support effective journalism!) Click here.
EPISODE 41: Peter Francis
To read Colin Woodard’s series “Unsettled,” serialized in the Portland Press Herald, click here.
EPISODE 40: Killed in Their Own Backyards
To read Yankee Magazine’s “The Killing of Karen Wood,” click here.
To read the New York Times story about Karen Wood’s death, “A Killing in Maine,” click here.
To read Robert Scruggs’ 2003 Yankee Magazine story about Maine’s hunting deaths, click here.
EPISODE 38: Nichole Cable
“Kyle Dube Found Guilty,” March 6, 2015, in the Bangor Daily News. Click here for story and links to other BDN stories about the case.
EPISODE 37: Kim Wall
New York Times: “Kim Wall was Stabbed After Boarding Submarine,” the most up-to-date article at the time of our podcast. Click here to read it.
“Remembering Kim Wall,” by the Columbia Journalist Review. Click here.
EPISODE 36: Murder on the Appalachian Trail
For Outside Online’s story about the murder of Geoff Hood and Molly LaRue, click here.
For Fredericksburg.com’s account of the unsolved murders of Julie Williams and Lollie Winans, click here.
“Lonely, Dark and Deep,” Wil Haygood of the Washington Post writes about Randall Lee Smith. Read it here.
EPISODE 35: Carol Jenkins
The most recent news, from Channel 13, WTHR in Indiana. Monument rejected. Click here.
The New Yorker’s 2002 story about the case. “Who Killed Carol Jenkins?” Click here.
For the documentary on Sundown Towns, which aired on The Injustice Files, click here.
EPISODE 34: Son of Sam
New York Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin’s “letter” to Son of Sam, urging him to give himself up. Click here.
“Son of Sam’s” letter to Jimmy Breslin, click here.
For CBS news photos and timeline, click here.
For video of David Berkowitz in the documentary “The Killer Speaks,” this clip shown on CBS News in August, 2017, click here.
For archival NBC news footage from the case, click here.
EPISODE 33: Conrad Roy
Read all the texts between Conrad Roy and Michelle Carter the day he died here.
Read Esquire magazine’s “The Girl From Plainville,” a look into the Conrad Roy-Michelle Carter case by reporter Jesse Barron here.
Boston Globe video of Michelle Carter’s sentencing, click here.
EPISODE 32: Malaga Island
To access the audio documentary “Malaga Island: A story best left untold,” and the documentary’s website, click here.
To watch the documentary made by middle-schoolers from Green House School in Bath, Maine, in 2010, click here.
To watch the documentary about Malaga Island that appeared on Maine’s PBS station, click here.
EPISODE 31: Connecticut Valley Serial Killer
“Two crime profilers for Anthony Sanborn say clues suggest a serial killer,” June story by the Portland Press Herald references a possible link to decades-old case. Click here to read it.
This Tampa Bay Times story, “New Interest in Connecticut River Valley Serial Killings,” published in 2008, is rich with detail. To read it, click here.
THS documentary makes the most compelling case, and is the most accurate, about the case. Click here to watch.
The New Hampshire Department of Justice list of of cold case murders is chilling. Check it out here.
The Portland Press Herald has an interactive map of Maine’s unsolved homicides, going back to 1954. Check it out here.
State of Vermont’s list of unsolved homicides, with interactive map. Click here.
Vermont’s list of missing person’s, with interactive map. Click here.
EPISODE 30: Kyron Horman
Stepmother Terri Horman appeared on Dr. Phil in September 2016. Here’s a link to the show’s website with clips from that.
The original family press conference referenced in our episode. Click here to watch.
EPISODE 29: Annie Dookhan
The Washington Post took an in-depth look at the Dookhan case, “How a lab chemist went from ‘superwoman’ to disgraced saboteur.” Read it here.
The Post’s article on how Massachusetts had to dismiss tens of thousands of cases after Dookhan’s fraud was uncovered. Read it here.
The fallout continues: The Boston Globe’s story on how Dookhan is ordered to pay $2 million to a man arrested for selling a cashew to an undercover cop, “Judge orders Dookhan to pay $2 million to wrongfully convicted man.” Read it here.
EPISODE 28: Joyce Carol Vincent
EPISODE 27: Phil Hartman
Before Alec Baldwin owned the Donald Trump impression, Phil Hartman wasn’t too bad at it himself. Check out this sketch from 1990 with Hartman and Jan Hooks, from Saturday Night Live. There’s more Hartman on the site. That’s our Hartman more stuff.
EPISODE 26: Blanche Kimball
A slideshow of some of the summer of 1976 Kennebec Journal articles regarding the case.
To read the initial Kennebec Journal story about Gary Raub’s arrest, “Homeless man charged in 1976 Augusta murder,” click here.
To read the Seattle PI’s story about how Seattle detectives got the final evidence against Raub, “How chewing gum solved a decades-old homicide,” click here.
To ready Betty Adams’ Kennebec Joural jailhouse interview with Raub after he pleaded guilty, “Raub: ‘I pled guilty because it must have happened,” click here.
EPISODE 25: Phil Spector
To read Dominick Dunne’s story in Vanity Fair after the 2007 hung jury, “The Verdict is Missing,” click here. To read another Dunne 2007 story about the case, “Guilty Feelings,” click here. To read Dunne’s 2008 story after the guilty verdict, “Legend With a Bullet,” click here.
EPISODE 24: Fitbit and Woodchipper murders
To read about Helle Craft’s murder by her husband Richard in 1986, read People magazine’s “The Lady Vanishes and Woodchipper Leaves Just a Shred of Evidence,” click here.
BONUS EPISODE 1: Logan Marr and Anthony Sanborn updates
To read about the latest evidence the defense didn’t get in the Sanborn case, click here for “Investigator returns Sanborn case files that he kept in his attic,” May 2, Portland Press Herald.
To read how Logan Marr’s sister, Bailey, who was 2 when Logan was murdered, turned out, click here for “Trust fund from Logan Marr’s death to pay for sister’s college, May 5, Kennebec Journal.
EPISODE 22: Anthony Sanborn
For the 104-page bail motion filed by attorney Amy Fairfield, click here.
For the WMTW TV story the day Sanborn was released, click here.
For the reaction of attorney Pamela Ames, who prosecuted Sanborn in 1989, click here.
For the Maine Sunday Telegram story on Portland’s street kids of the 1980s and 1990s, click here.
To get a profiler’s take on Jessica Briggs’ murder, click here for the Portland Press Herald story.
EPISODE 21: Timothy McVeigh
To watch the PBS American Experience documentary “Oklahoma City” click here.
To read Gore Vidal’s Vanity Fair article “The Meaning of Timothy McVeigh” click here.
EPISODE 20: Liko Kenney and Bruce McKay
For the video of the May 11, 2007, stop, as taped by Bruce McKay’s dashboard camera, click here.
For the Caledonian Record story of the police interview with Gregory Floyd the night of the shooting, click here.
For the Caldeonian Record story following the release of records involving Gregory Floyd’s role in the shooting, click here.
For the Caledonian Record story on police interviews with Kenney car passenger Caleb Macauley and the son of Kenney’s shooter, Gregory Floyd, click here.
For the final court decision after Kenney’s father, David Kenney, filed a civil suit against Floyd, the Franconia police chief, and others, click here.
EPISODE 18: Logan Marr
Logan Marr died at the hands of a woman who was sure she’d make a better mother for the girl than Logan’s own mother, who’d been jerked around by Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services for several years before Logan’s death at 5. Logan couldn’t understand why she couldn’t live with her mom. You won’t either.
Click here for the excellent Frontline documentary, The Taking of Logan Marr
For more of Frontline’s background on the show and case, click here.
EPISODE 17: Martha Moxley
So much has been written about the 15-year-old killed in the gated Greenwhich, Connecticut, community in 1975 and her convicted killer Michael Skakel 37 years later, that we can’t link everything.
But here are the two books that tell the story the best.
To see a link to GREENTOWN, by Tim Dumas, click here.
For a link to CONVICTION, by Len Levitt, click here.
EPISODE 16: A Tale of Two (Fake) Rockefellers
Two totally different guys, but with one basic idea: Call yourself Rockefeller and watch the $$$$ roll in. They both were successful, too, right up until they weren’t. One, Christian Gerhertsreiter, ended up convicted of murder and is serving time in a California prison. The other, Christopher Rocancourt, is a B-list celebrity in his home country of France, appearing on talk shows and games shows. At least we think so. We don’t speak French, so it’s hard to tell.
For an in-depth look at Gerhertsreiter from Vanity Fair, “The Main in the Rockefeller Suit,” click here.
For Vanity Fair’s take on Rocancourt, “The Counterfeit Rockefeller,” click here.
EPISODE 15: Stalking, from Saldana to Grimmie
Stalking has always been a thing, but it didn’t become a THING until a few high-profile cases in the 1980s.
To read Domick Dunne’s searing Vanity Fair account of his daughter’s murder and trial, “Justice: A Father’s Account of his Daughter’s Killer,” click here.
For a chilling and brutally sad British documentary about stalking from the 1990s, “I’m Your Number One Fan,” click here.
For the 1994 “Investigative Reports” episode that looks at stalking after the Rebecca Schaeffer murder, “The Assassins Among us,” click here.
One stalking victim, profiled in the 1994 IR show, has taken safety into her own hands. To check out Kathleen Baty, The Safety Chick, click here.
EPISODE 14: Going Postal
There were a lot of stories behind the 1984 Edmond, Oklahoma, post office shooting, in which Patrick Shirrell killed 14 and wounded many others. The shooting, the worst in a series of shootings at post offices and/or by postal workers, spurred the term “going postal,” and ushered in an era that we now almost take for granted. One of the best ways that story is told is through the eyes of union steward Ron Blackwell in a series of news clips and other video, a look back in time.
EPISODE 13: Chandra Levy
Although it ran in 2008, before the Ingmar Guandique developments in the case, the Washington Post 2008 series that spurred Gandique’s arrest is the go-to for information on this case, as are it’s later stories about how the case fell apart.
EPISODE 12: The Kalamazoo Uber driver
EPISODE 11: Cross-country domestic violence serial killer revealed
A daughter’s search for her real parents and huge leaps in DNA and other science led to the shocking partial resolution of one of New Hampshire’s most enduring and sad cold cases and uncovered a serial killer who preyed on the women who loved him and the children they bore. The New Hampshire Union Leader has covered the story from the beginning, read the latest here and follow its links to other stories.
EPISODE 10: Jonestown
It’s not about drinking Kool-Aid. It’s about megalomania, and a 909-person murder suicide. After watching this chilling 2006 PBS documentary, you’ll never joke about “drinking the Kool-Aid” again. Anyway, it was FlavorAde.
EPISODE 3: Ayla Reynolds
20-month-old Ayla Reynolds disappeared from her father’s Waterville, Maine, home overnight December 17, 2011. There hasn’t been a trace of her since and there have never been any charges in the case. The Morning Sentinel of Waterville has been there from the beginning.
EPISODE 2: Todd Kohlhepp
Todd Kohlhepp, charged with killing six in South Carolina, was a hot-shot realtor with a troubled past. As his case progresses, two local newspapers, The Greenville News and the Gaston Gazette, have covered the case with detail and persistence.