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Frankie speaks features web personality / attractive closet geek, Bonnie Frankum a.k.a “Frankie”. The show is an almost daily 10 mins+ look into the quirky goings on with Frankie’s daily routine in which she attempts to keep you entertained with some humor, some techie gadget reviews, and much more. This being a general topic show, Frankie tends to cover a wide variety of Tech and sometimes non-tech related issues.
 
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On August 20th, 1979 civil lawyer Wallace Schwartz gets a phone call at 2:12 AM When he answers he hears his friend, 38-year-old Albert Fentress, in a low emotionless tone, say he is going to kill himself because he did something awful, something unthinkable. The story that Albert would tell his friend Wallace would be a tale of cannibalization, mu…
 
We are venturing to the college town of College Station, Texas home of Texas A&M. They like simple things like studying, partying and football. They also like getting to meet new people who share similar interests, especially if that interest is Aggie Football. Kerry Kujawa is a 20-year-old engineering major at the university and just like a lot of…
 
Well, it the very final episode of 2020 and day 12 of our Nightmare Before Christmas series. So far we have traveled back in time and to other countries, like the UK, Australia, and Japan. In this last episode, we are going into our own backyard. A St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter opens an anonymous letter sent to him from someone praising him for …
 
Health care workers are angels walking on this earth. In the last nine months, these angels have been pulling double duty saving the lives of our loved ones and caring for them when they are sick all while trying to take care of themselves. They often hold life and death in their hands and work so hard to save lives. That is what they do...most of …
 
On the 10th day of the 12 Nightmare Before Christmas series, Cam and Jen talk about Clifford Bartholomew. Clifford Bartholomew lived until the ripe old age of 72 and had lived a wonderful life with his wife of twenty-two years and his seven adopted children. When the beloved father and grandfather died, the family knew they would miss him terribly …
 
Day Nine and we are taking a plane flight to Zama City, Japan which is a suburb of Toyko and also home to the United States' Camp Zama Army base. The story begins with two investigators from the Metropolitan Police Department's Personal Safety-related Case Comprehensive Countermeasures Headquarters and Takao Station. This unit, which usuallt dealt …
 
On August 17, 1991, 33-year-old Wade Frankum wakes for the day. He gets dressed in casual clothes with a beanie on his head and a duffle bag in his hand. Frankum went to the train station to buy a ticket to Strathfield but gave the rail worker, whom he knew, a strange command: "you'd better go home." Frankum then walked away to catch the train to S…
 
On August 19 in 1979 Edda Kane went for a hike in a scenic park that overlooked the San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Usually Edda would enjoy these hikes with a friend or two but on this particular day, no one wanted to go with her. When Edda did not return home at the time she was expected, her husband called police. Worried that perhaps she fe…
 
On the 6th day of the 12 Nightmares Before Christmas series, Cam and Jen talk about Leo Held. Massacres in the workplace have become all too familiar in today’s society, but crimes like these were fairly unheard of in 1967. Sadly that would change one chilly fall morning when Leo Held woke up, got ready for work, kissed his wife goodbye, dropped hi…
 
On December 10 1973, a young man lured two underage hitchhikers into his car and drove them to the outskirts of town. What the man didn’t know is that he picked the wrong two girls to attack that fall evening. The victims fought viciously with the man. Frustrated, the man took out his gun and fired. Shocked and thrown off guard when the gun misfire…
 
Christian Nielson had moved into the Black Bear Bed & Breakfast in Newry, Maine to start a new job helping out owner Julie Bullard. For his few months on the job, things seemed to be going well for the 31-year-old but over Labor Day weekend, Christian’s father would receive an odd phone call from the young man that would cause alarm. When his fathe…
 
For our third nightmare before Christmas, we are going to Pepperall, Massachusets which is located right outside Boston. Your home is your place of peace. It is the place where you can relax and let down your guard. It is the last place you would expect to come face to face with a monster but in the fall of 1986, this quaint northeastern town would…
 
Brian Blackwell was described as a great student with brains, doting parents, and a sense of entitlement. When he wanted a better life for himself, he only needed to do a few things. All of these things would require lies to make his fantasy become his reality. It was just a few little white lies to impress his girlfriend. Not a big deal, after all…
 
You know the old you live by the gun, you die by the gun. This tale has all the makings of a 1930’s film noir gangster movie however these men were not very gangster at all--in fact, they would have to return their membership card if they had one. One is goofier than the next. One of my favorites sayings is “You can’t make this s*it up” and boy doe…
 
He is handsome, well dressed, and polite but most of all he showers you with all the attention that you could ever need. You find yourself falling in love with this amazing guy and maybe, just perhaps, it is with your deep love for him, that you can’t see what is right in front of your eyes because standing right there in front of you is someone th…
 
On August 4, 2002, best friends Jessica and Holly enjoyed a day together after being apart for 2 weeks. At 8 pm, Holly's mother goes to check on the girls. They had disappeared. After 2 weeks of what would be one of the U.K.'s largest searches, the two girl's bodies were found. So was the monster who had killed them. Join Jen and Cam as we discuss …
 
19-year-old Sonya Ivanoff was a standout in her small community of Nome Alaska. Sonja, who moved to Nome about two years prior, had made a name for herself on the basketball court in high school so almost everyone knew Sonya. On the evening of August 10, 2003, Sonja and her friend went out to have some fun. It was near midnight when the friends sep…
 
It is 1988 and we are going to Florida in a town called Alturas where a man received a strange and anonymous letter in the mail. The note which had been typed stated, “ You and all your so-called family have 2 weeks to move out of Florida forever or else you will all die. This is no joke.” At first, they believed this to be a prank but they would s…
 
In 2003, Sandy Jeffers had the world on a string. She was set to receive her 2nd undergraduate degree and was planning to start the doctoral program at the University of Tennessee in the fall. Sandy was a sweet, young woman, the type of person that people like to be around. Unfortunately, Sandy caught the attention of someone she didn't know. Someo…
 
*Warning: this episode is extremely graphic. It deals with the death of a child and animal mutilation. Discretion is advised. It is April 13, 1995, when the daughter of 48 year old Rita Huffman was trying to reach her mom who was not answering the phone. Her sister, 15 year old Amanda was not asnwering the phone either making it especially strange …
 
When someone claiming to be millionaire interior designer Billy McGrath calls Billy's financial advisor, police are called. Friends and family haven't seen Billy in two weeks and are very concerned. Police learn that Billy had been living in fear. Did someone hurt Billy or did he go on the run? Join Cam & Jen as we discuss Where Have You Gone, Char…
 
The year is 1965 and Alice Crimmins is not like most of the women of the time as she is about to be a divorced woman with two small children, 4-year-old Alice Marie who went by Missy, and 5-year-old Eddie. She dressed well and had style, ladies wanted to be friends with her and men wanted to marry her. She was the envy of almost all of them-- that …
 
Known as the "Great Equalizer", Arsenic has been used for thousands of years to get rid of one's enemy. It's tasteless, odorless and easily slipped into one's food. Roman Emperor Nero was suspected of using arsenic to seize the throne from his stepbrother’s throne in the 1st Century, The aristocratic 16th-century family, the Borgia's, were well kno…
 
It is October 3, 1999, when Lt. Cliff Mathews reports to a nearby residence to take a report about a missing man. A young woman answers the door and informs the officer that 71-year-old Jack Irwin has not checked in with anyone and it had been several weeks since she had heard from him. The woman explained that she had only known Jack for about 7 m…
 
In Hartlepool, England on June 30th, 1994, little 3-year-old Rosie walked to the ice cream van, bought a, and never came back home. ***It has been brought to my attention that I have mispronounced the name Hartlepool. My apologies.*** Join Cam and Jen as we discuss our first listener suggested case, The Murder of Little Rosie. Listener discretion b…
 
It is a Saturday afternoon on January 5, 2002, when Michael Gerboc drove to the floral store he owned with his partner florist, Ed Kirby, to check up Ed and the store. When Michael arrived and called out for Ed, he didn’t get a response but soon he finds Ed. Ed Kirby, age 48, is on the ground surrounded by a pool of blood. The popular florist had b…
 
Desperate and depressed with the feeling of being overwhelmed is way too real for a lot of us. This is a case when the worst that can happen, does. Listen to Cam and Jen discuss the events that lead to Mary Ann Holder's breaking point. If you have feelings of wanting to hurt yourself or others please call the Suicide Hotline In the United States ca…
 
Today we are going back in time where things were a bit more simple. There was no internet or cable tv and children played outside unsupervised until the street lamps came on. Everyone went to church on Sundays in their Sunday best and the American dream was to get married to your true love, own a house, and have 2.5 kids. The year is 1960 and we a…
 
On November 7, 1983, David Hendricks was out of state on a business trip. Unable to reach his family, Bloomington Illinois Police were sent to do a welfare check. Inside the house, officers were shocked to find David's Susan, his three young children brutally murdered in their beds. Police didn't like the way David handled the news but did that mak…
 
On Feb 21, 2005, a call comes into Miami 911 dispatch from a man who says there is a woman, unconscious in a vacant lot with what looks to be a head wound. She has no clothes on and is clinging to life. Officials were sure the person who did this thought she was dead or near death when he dumped her in the vacant lot. As she gained her strength, th…
 
Listener Discretion on this one, kids! Derogatory slang amongst other things. On the night on June 24, 1973, around 8 pm, someone set fire to the UpStairs Lounge a gay bar located in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Thirty-two people lost their lives. Many think the police failed to really investigate the arson. The official cause is still listed…
 
Today we are headed to the Pacific Northwest to just a bit south of Seatle Washington to a town by the name of Lakewood. Lakewood is home to McChord Air Force Base with lots of its residents supported by the base, many of the residents know one another or at least knows a friend of a friend. The small community of around 59,000 people love the area…
 
It is December 20, 1977, when two hunters, out for the afternoon looking to bring home some ducks for Christmas dinner, stumble upon something. Unfortunately for them, that something was not a holiday feast but the body of a woman who, from the looks of it, had been out there for a while. The men called the police immediately and due to the locatio…
 
This episode is completely different than normal. OTCP, along with 19 other podcasters from around the world, came together to stand with the BLM movement. Although we had a very small part in the making of this episode, we are so thrilled to be part of it. All proceeds we make on this episode will be donated to The Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund…
 
***WARNING*** This episode contains graphic descriptions of horrible violence. Please listen with discretion. Not suitable for little ears. from 1970 through 1983, five young men between the ages of 14 and 25 were abducted, sexually abused, and then killed in Adelaide, Australia. With little clues available from each horrible murder, police are uns…
 
*THIS EPISODE INVOLVES DETAILS THAT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO HEAR FOR CERTAIN PEOPLE. Listener discretion is advised. It is August 5, 1992, just before midnight when 29-year-old Joan Burghardht returns home to her apartment after a night of having fun with friends. When she got inside, she felt something was not right. It scared her enough to call the p…
 
Fifty-six-year-old Thomas Jones was a reserved kind of fella. He lived modestly and wanted a simple kind of life so the community of Mulford Delaware provided exactly what he wanted and needed. Thomas lived by himself and was a farmer. He owned and operated a small farm but he was not quite your typical farmer. Thomas was a paraplegic but that didn…
 
On October 21, 2009, a 6-year-old neighbor girl who lives nearby shows up and asks if 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, the youngest of Patty Preiss’s children to come over and play for a bit. At first, Patty said no but we know how convincing two little girls can be and she finally broke and said ok but Elizabeth had to be home by 6 pm for dinner. When …
 
It is June 4, 1995, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, when eight-year-old Jackie Clarke goes missing. Jackie along with two friends were playing in and around Frog Pond, a pond near their homes located in the woods nearby. That evening, when Jackie didn’t come home, her mother called the parent of one of the friends to see if Jackie was at their house…
 
We have another Listener Submitted Script for you today! The Blue-Eyed Six was a group of men who thought they had a foolproof plan to make money by taking out life insurance policies on an old recluse, named Joseph Raber. Thinking he was frail and on the verge of death, they hoped for a speedy return on their investment. This crime became an inter…
 
It is February 2008 in Arlington Heights Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, where we first meet a young man by the name of Justin Newman. Justin is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed 20-year old who was working at a home improvement store and trying to figure out what to do with his life. Justin, who lived with his mother, was a generous kid who had been worki…
 
****Warning**** Graphic Content Donald "Pee Wee" Gaskins could be one of American most prolific serial killers. Although he was only convicted of killing 9 people- one being a one-year-old baby girl, Pee Wee claimed he had taken the lives of around 110. Come listen to Cam & Jen talks about The Meanest Man in America: Donald "Pee Wee" Gaskins in on …
 
It’s January 18, 1987, at the Alpine Manor Nursing home in Walker, Michigan when a nurse, who was making her rounds, went into the room of a 60-year-old Alzheimer’s patient named Marguerite Chambers. The older woman was unresponsive and not breathing. A team rushed in to revive Marguerite but it was too late. It seems that the woman died sometime d…
 
On July 21, 1972, a man named Gerald John Schaefer picked up two teenage girls who were hitch-hiking. Schaefer told 17-year-old Pamela Wells and 18-year-old Nancy Trotter that hitchhiking was illegal in Martin County. It wasn’t, but they were young, so they believed him. What this stranger had planned for these two young teens would, thankfully, no…
 
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