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Savannah Brymer hosts "Killer Instincts", a true crime podcast that sheds light on horrific events, but more importantly, attempts to bring justice to the many grieving families that these crimes have touched. Every Wednesday, Savannah breaks down the events leading up to the crime, as well as propose multiple theories as to what could’ve happened, all with the help of listeners and even the victim's families. Get the ad free version here: https://killerinstict.supercast.tech/ We wanna make ...
 
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A suspicious death, insurance payouts, multiple instances of incest, and so much more. Tim McNamara's case has many complicated layers and theories, and Savannah explores them all. Tim McNamara died from a gunshot wound to the head, but whether it was self-inflicted or a murder by his "wife" Tracy Nessl is still up for debate. Tim is Tracy's biolog…
 
On December 13, 2020, Jason Landry was on his way home to visit his parents. Jason never made it, but his crashed car was found several miles from his intended destination, and many of his belongings were left inside the car. Jason, however, is gone without a trace. This week, Savannah details the little we know about Jason's trip and the multiple …
 
On May 24, 2019, Jennifer Dulos went missing after dropping her children off at school. Although Jennifer's whereabouts are still unknown, authorities eventually arrested her husband Fotis Dulos, Fotis' lawyer Kent Douglas Mawhinney, and Fotis' former girlfriend Michelle Troconis in connection to Jennifer's possible murder. While awaiting trial, Fo…
 
On December 21, 2020, two young boys, Orrin and Orson West, went missing from their home in California City. Since their disappearance, a lot of speculation has been placed on their adoptive parents, Trezell and Jacqueline West. Savannah explores why police have been suspicious of the families whereabouts surrounding the boys' disappearance, and wh…
 
Although not the most prolific serial killer in American history, Ed Gein's story has captivated many because of how gruesome and disturbing his crimes truly are. This week, Savannah explores the life and crimes of Ed Gein, a man who has inspired countless movie villains, but his truth is stranger than fiction. Ed Gein murdered several women and sk…
 
Ketih and Elaine Dardeen were expecting a baby girl to add to their family and make their son Peter a big brother. But when Keith didn't show up for work, many got concerned and police made a visit to their home. That is where Elaine, Peter, and the newborn's bodies were found savagely beaten to death. Keith's body was discovered later, beaten and …
 
The Manson Family terrorized Los Angeles for a brief time, but their case has had a lasting legacy on the public. This week, Savannah explores the many facets of what led this small cult group to brutally murder 9 people in the summer of 1969, including pregnant actress and wife to director Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate. Savannah details Charles' bac…
 
Even though the remains of husband Bobby, wife Sherilynn, and daughter Madyson Jamison were found in November 2013 after being missing since October 2009, the mystery surrounding their disappearance was nowhere closer to being solved. Why was their truck abandoned, containing their personal belongings and $32,000? Did someone hurt them or was the c…
 
Priscilla Gustafson was a nursery school teacher with two children, Abigail and William. On the night of December 1, 1987, Daniel LaPlante broke into her home, raped and murdered Priscilla, then proceeded to drown both of her children. Daniel was found hiding 2 days later and was convicted of 3 consecutive life sentences. Savannah explores Daniel's…
 
Not much is known about Maddie's personality, her wants and dreams, and that's because her life was tragically cut short by 14-year-old Josh Phillips, who brutally murdered Maddie when she was only 8 years old. When Maddie innocently wanted to play baseball with Josh, she couldn't have any idea that this would lead to Josh savagely beating and stab…
 
Although she was declared legally dead in 2004, Amy Wroe Betchel has never been seen in public since her sudden disappearance on July 24, 1997. Savannah explores the multitude of theories surrounding this case, including suspicion around Amy's husband Steve, the fact that Amy could've been kidnapped during one of her nightly runs, or even the poten…
 
Carl Tanzler was a successful radiology technologist in Florida when he met Maria Elena "Helen" Milagro de Hoyos, a patient suffering from tuberculosis. Carl became obsessed with Helen to the point where, even after she died, he attempted to maintain a relationship with her by removing her body from her grave, mummifying it and living with it for 2…
 
The case of Steven Pladl and Katie Fusco/Pladl is as twisted as it is tragic. After living with her adoptive parents Anthony and Kelly Fusco, Katie Fusco (originally named Denise Pladl) reunited with her biological father Steven Pladl, where they soon began a sexual relationship, which later resulted in the birth of their son, Bennett. Two years la…
 
On October 2, 1985, Michele Avila went out with one of her friends Laura Doyle, completely unaware of the ambush awaiting her. Doyle drove Michele into the woods where Doyle and former best friend Karen Severson confronted Michele and subsequently attacked and drowned her. Once back into town, they concocted a story about Michele running off with t…
 
Katherine Knight had a violent history before she ultimately murdered her husband. But no one expected the severity and gruesomeness of her crimes. Savannah explores Katherine's troubled past including various fights and slaughtering of innocent animals, her tumultuous extramarital affairs, and the crime she was sentenced to life without parole for…
 
On Monday, August 7, 1972, Jeannette DePalma went missing from her home, only to have her body found six weeks later at a cliff inside of Springfield's Houdaille Quarry. Even more mysterious, strange objects were found nearby and an autopsy discovered a dangerous amount of lead in her system. Savannah re-examines this cold case, including the many …
 
While being served with an arrest warrant for health care fraud, Anthony Todt's family was found dead in his home. His wife, children and even family dog were discovered by police three weeks after they died. According to police, Anthony confessed to their murders. But shortly after Anthony's supposed confession, he wrote a 27-page letter detailing…
 
Amy Allwine was living a pious and simple life in Minnesota. Her husband, Pastor Stephen Allwine, was leading a double life, frequenting the infamous website for cheating, Ashley Madison, along with other dark web activities including searching for a hitman against his wife. When the hitman failed, Stephen took matters into his own hands. Savannah …
 
8-year-old Relisha Rudd went missing in the metro Washington D.C. area under suspicious circumstances, but her case didn't get a lot of media coverage. Many speculated that her race and lower income status contributed to this. Savannah explores this tragic case and the many twists and turns, including the main suspect, Khalil Tatum, who misrepresen…
 
Introducing a brand-new horror narrative podcast, The Shadow Diaries. The Shadow Diaries is a genre-bending story of Shana Secco, a young reporter on her first assignment, going on tour with the world’s biggest popstar, Eliza Gold. To Shana, this is all she could have ever hoped for, getting an inside look at the glitz and glamour of a superstar ic…
 
Brianne Wolgram was, by all accounts, a sweet and hardworking teenager when she mysteriously disappeared on September 5th, 1998. Savannah explores the limited information available on this case, including the group of girls that Brianne was last seen speaking with, the fact that her car was found abandoned along a hiking trial, and the various supp…
 
On September 10, 1988, Cynthia and David Dowaliby woke up to find their door open and their 8-year-old daughter, Jaclyn Dowaliby, missing from her bed where they put her to sleep the night before. This week, Savannah delves deep into the tragic case of Jaclyn's disappearance and the discovery of her body 5 days after she was last seen at home. Go t…
 
In the final installment of HalloWeek, Savannah details the perplexing mystery of the Keddie Cabin murders. In 1981 in Keddie, California, 5 family and friends were vacationing in a remote cabin. On the morning of April 12, Sheila Sharp discovered her family and friends’ bodies brutally murdered throughout the cabin. Several decades later, these mu…
 
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Opened in 1927, the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles has been home to various violent deaths including suicide & murder and home to various other criminal behavior. Most famously, Cecil was rumored to have housed one of LA’s most infamous serial killer, Richard Ramirez, AKA the Night Stalker. On this episode, Savannah details the many and tries to explor…
 
Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris picked up the disturbing nickname of the Tool Box Killers after it was discovered they kidnapped, tortured and killed 5 teenage girls, often using various tools in their twisted crimes. On this episode, Savannah details these 5 brutal murders, how these killers were caught, and why they are considered to be some of …
 
Junko Furuta was a Japanese high school student who was the unfortunate victim of a random and horrendous crime in the early 1980s. On her way home, she was kidnapped by a few low-ranking members of the infamous Yakuza gang. For the next 44 days, Junko was brutally tortured and raped by various teenage boys. Her body was discovered by investigators…
 
Lisa Montgomery had an extremely troubled childhood. But her heinous actions that led the brutal murder of a pregnant Bobbie Jo Stinnett on December 16, 2004, and the removal of Bobbie Jo's child from her stomach. Savannah details the troubling events in Lisa's early life, what connected these two very different women, and how Lisa was caught and p…
 
Sheila LaBarre is currently serving 2 consecutive life sentences for the murder of 2 men, but human remains and other disturbing clues were found on her farm that don't belong to either men. Savannah explores Sheila's troubled early life, her moving to Epping, New Hampshire where she lured men to her farm for torture and murder, and the many linger…
 
Since March 2015, Michael Shaver went missing. His wife, Laurie Shaver, said she hasn't seem him since, but acted suspiciously when pushed by police about his whereabouts. Years later, investigators obtained a warrant and found Michael's remains buried in the backyard. Savannah details Michael and Laurie's tumultuous relationship, leading police to…
 
On Sunday, August 25, 1991, Veronica Anderson, known as Vera to her friends and family, was found brutally murdered in her own car. With virtually no leads, no known enemies, and very few clues to go off, this case has remained unsolved for the past 30 years. Savannah explores how Vera was found, what witnesses observed that could potentially help …
 
On May 10, 2020, Suzanne Morphew left her home on her bike, but never returned home. Though investigators are still looking into her disappearance, very little information has been released to the public and many believe Suzanne's husband, Barry, is somehow involved after news of potential affairs have been released. Savannah explores the state of …
 
Serenity Dennard had a troubled life, and that's what ultimately lead her to be placed in Black Hills Children's Home in South Dakota. After various escape attempts, Serenity was able to successfully run away from the home into the rugged terrain surrounding the facility, and hasn't been seen since. Savannah explores Serenity's early life, the exha…
 
On June 11, 1981, Issei Sagawa murdered Renée Hartevelt, then proceeded to have sex with her corpse, cut her up and consume parts of her body over the course of several days before ultimately being arrested and prosecuted. After serving only 2 years in prison, Issei was released on a legal technicality and is still out of prison to this day. Savann…
 
On April 6, 2009, Sandra Cantu's body was found in a suitcase during the routine draining of an irrigation pond in Tracy, California. Police immediately suspected an older white male with a history of sexual abuse, but after collecting various pieces of evidence, it became clear that the actual suspect was Melissa Huckaby, the mother of one of Sand…
 
David Camm was convicted of murdering his wife Kimberly Camm and his two young children Jill and Brad after he discovered them all shot to death in his garage on September 28, 2000. After spending 13 years in prison for this crime, a new suspect was identified, a career criminal named Charles Boney. This week, Savannah runs down the various trials …
 
Two-year-old James Bulger went missing while out shopping with his mother on February 12, 1993. CCTV footage captured James being taken by 2 young boys and led out of the mall. A few days after James went missing, his body was found near railroad tracks, mutilated and split in half. Savannah dives deep into the horrid details of James' final moment…
 
Iana Kaisan left her home country of Ukraine to come to Los Angeles with big dreams of becoming a model. It was there where she met Blake Liebel, the father of her first daughter and ultimately the man that would brutally murder her. Savannah explores the privileged, yet strange life of Blake Liebel and the horrendous scene of Iana's murder that va…
 
On May 2, 2017, Desirea Ferris left her home and never returned, leaving behind a birthday card for her mother's upcoming birthday celebration. Ever since her disappearance, there have been many conflicting stories that have come to light and Desirea is still considered a missing person. Savannah attempts to divide theory from facts in this confusi…
 
On January 13th, 2004, on his 58th birthday, Harold Shipman was found dead by hanging in his prison cell. Harold, also known as Dr. Death, was the prolific serial killer in modern history, charged with the murder of 15 people, but could be responsible for hundreds of deaths. This week, Savannah explores how Harold built up his own private practice …
 
On August 23, 1987, young and popular high school students Don Henry and Kevin Ives were found dead on train tracks in Alexander, Arkansas, in what seemed to be accidental deaths. But after the insistence of the boys' families, second autopsies were performed and signs of trauma were found before the trains hit their bodies. Savannah explores the m…
 
This week, Savannah brings you the latest updates that have surfaced about Vanessa Guillen, the missing soldier from the Fort Hood Base in Texas. Since the previous episode was released, Vanessa's remains have been found and a suspect was finally named. On July 2, a 20-year-old fellow solider Aaron Robinson has been charged with Vanessa's murder, a…
 
On May 17, 2001, 17-year-old Alissa Turney went missing and was assumed to be a runaway. But almost 20 years later, Alissa hasn't been seen again. Savannah explores Alissa's troubled home life and strained relationship with her step-father, Michael Turney, who many believe is responsible for Alissa's disappearance, including Alissa's siblings. Sava…
 
August 1985, on a small farm near Essex, England, Nevill and June Bamber, Sheila Caffell and her two sons were shot to death in their home. On the surface, it appeared that Sheila, who had a history of mental illness, murdered her entire family, then herself. But Savannah explores how this incredibly mismanaged case could be a lot more complicated …
 
On September 8, 2017, Kenneka went to a party at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel. In the early hours of the next morning, Kenneka had wandered off on her own and was nowhere to be found. Two days later on September 10, Kenneka's body was found in the hotel freezer, which is what finally led police to review surveillance footage to track her f…
 
On January 11, Kendrick was found dead in the Lowndes High School gymnasium, rolled up in a mat by other students. Since that day, Kendrick's final moments and even cause of death have been hotly contested and debated over, yet there still has been no conclusion to the case. Savannah explores how the school might have tried to cover up his death an…
 
Vanessa was a star student and a 20-year-old US Army soldier at the Fort Hood Military Base in Killeen, Texas. But on April 20, 2019, Vanessa disappeared without a trace from the base, ending her promising career. Savannah actually spoke with the family and uncovers some details surrounding Vanessa's disappearance, including how Gloria Guillen, Van…
 
In August 1982, a large family went camping in the Wells Gray Provincial Park in British Columbia. Little did they know that 24-year-old David William Shearing would senselessly slaughter them in one of the most bizarre and chilling events in Canadian history. Savannah explores the family's life leading up to their untimely death, the gruesome deta…
 
On December 5, 2015, Katelin was supposed to be boarding a flight home to her fiancé, but she never made that flight and has not been seen since. After receiving mysterious texts from Katelin's phone, they suspected the last person to see her alive, James Branton, her ex-stepfather. Savannah walks us through Katelin's life leading up to her disappe…
 
Jeffrey Epstein was an American financier who was convicted of sex trafficking charges, and his mysterious death is the subject of endless fascination. This week, Savannah explores Jeffrey's life leading up to his death in a New York federal prison, including how he amassed his substantial wealth and why his exclusive clientele has led to suspicion…
 
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