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The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies. Listen to Generation Why on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to all episodes ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links ...
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March 18, 1990. Boston, Massachusetts. In the early morning hours of March 18, 1990, a security guard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum buzzed in two men dressed as police officers. Those two men revealed themselves to be thieves, who quickly tied up both of the guards. They stole 13 pieces of art including works by Rembrandt, Degas, and Verme…
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February 16, 1974. Fort Worth, Texas. Carla Walker and her boyfriend Rodney McCoy were kissing in a bowling alley parking lot after a school dance when they were attacked by an unknown man. Rodney was beaten into unconsciousness and Carla was abducted. Did you know you can get bonus content from Generation Why? patreon.com/generationwhy Listen ad f…
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Nancy Brophy fills her novels with romantic betrayals and murder. It’s a far cry from her quiet life in the suburbs, where she and her chef husband, Dan, are living out their golden years. But when Dan is shot dead, Nancy finds herself at the center of a murder case that could be ripped from the pages of her novels. From Wondery, this is a story ab…
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In the summer of 2000, 31-year-old musician, David Anderson, went missing after a night out in New Hope, PA. He disappeared after crossing the bridge from New Hope to Lambertville. In 2013, 39-year-old bartender, Sarah Majoras, went missing after a night out in New Hope along the same route that Anderson had mysteriously disappeared from almost 13 …
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December 6th, 2014. Courtland, Mississippi. Firefighters responded to a report of a burning vehicle on a rural road. They found 19-year-old Jessica Chambers nearby. She was still alive but severely burned. Jessica identified herself and told first responders that someone named “Eric” or “Derek,” set her car on fire. She died from her injuries the n…
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When Frank Farian first laid eyes on Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, he saw everything he wasn’t. They were handsome, young, and Black. But Frank had something they didn’t. He had power. So, Frank offered them a devil’s bargain. Almost overnight, Milli Vanilli’s debut album went five times platinum and scored a Grammy nomination. But when the lie at th…
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March 21st, 2012. El Cajon, California. Shaima Alawadi was attacked inside her home and died from her injuries three days later. Shaima was a Muslim woman and because a threatening note was found next to her body, investigators initially considered the possibility that her death was a hate crime. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.co…
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June 28, 2014. Cottonport, Louisiana. When 29 year old kindergarten teacher and mother of two, Megan Ducote Parra, is found on the floor of her living room in a pool of her own blood with a gunshot wound to the head, detectives quickly rule it a suicide. But after some investigation of their own, Megan’s parents became suspicious that she may have …
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Holden, MO. February 18, 1984. Bill Prewitt was shot and killed while he slept. His wife, Patty Prewitt, gathered the four kids and went to a neighbor’s house for help. Officers suspected Patty of committing the crime almost instantly. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhy Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ fo…
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January 31st, 2013. Kaufman, Texas. Prosecutor Mark Hasse was shot multiple times as he walked to the Kaufman County courthouse. Two months later, Kaufman County DA Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were murdered while they slept inside their home. The suspect was a former justice of the peace who was convicted of theft just a year earlier. Get b…
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November 13th, 1971. The Pas, Manitoba. 19-year-old Helen Betty Osborne was a Cree woman who was abducted and murdered by four white men in a small town. It took over a decade for the perpetrators to face charges, despite the fact that many people in the community knew the names of all involved. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com…
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July 12, 1988. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the summer of 1988, 4-year-old Barbara Jean Horn went missing from her home in Philadelphia PA. Last seen holding hands with an unknown man, she was later found dead, beaten and bloodied, in a TV box two blocks away from her home. With no leads to go on, other than a composite sketch of the unknown male…
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December 11, 1964, Los Angeles, CA. Sam Cooke, legendary singer, songwriter, activist, and businessman was shot to death in a motel wearing only a jacket and wristwatch. Bertha Franklin, the motel’s manager, and Lisa Boyer, the woman he arrived with, claimed Sam attacked them individually and Franklin shot him in self-defense. Conspiracy theories a…
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January 12th, 2022. Harris County, Texas. After 41 years, two murder victims known as the Harris County Does were finally identified as Dean and Tina Clouse, a young married couple with a child. After speaking to their families, investigators focused on finding their daughter, Holly Marie, who had never been located. https://justicefordeanandtina.c…
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September 28th, 2014. Skillman (Montgomery Township), New Jersey. The bodies of John and Joyce Sheridan, a prominent couple with political connections, were found inside their burning home. Details about their deaths were suppressed for months until the prosecutor’s office declared the case a murder-suicide. Numerous people, including the Sheridans…
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December 12th, 2022. Wieambilla, Queensland. Four officers arrived at a property owned by Gareth and Stacey Train to follow up on a missing persons report concerning Gareth’s brother Nathaniel. Upon arrival, the officers found themselves involved in a shootout. Join us as we discuss a strange case that ended in violence. Get bonus content from Gene…
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November 2012. Omaha, Nebraska. Dave Kroupa was casually dating two different women; Cari Farver and Liz Golyar. But just weeks after he began dating Cari, she seemed to disappear on November 13, 2012. Dave then started to receive hateful and threatening messages for 3 years from Cari. As the stalking, threats, and damages mounted, police got invol…
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March 23rd, 2015. Mare Island, Vallejo, California. Denise Huskins was kidnapped from her boyfriend’s home. Two days later her kidnapper released her in Huntington Beach, California near her father's residence. Local police doubted her story and called the kidnapping a hoax. Denise’s case has been called a real life “Gone Girl” kidnapping. Get bonu…
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January 17th, 2008. North Port, Florida. A young mother was kidnapped from her home in broad daylight. Multiple 911 calls were placed, including one from Denise Amber Lee, who was being driven away by a stranger who held her life in his hands. Join us as we discuss a terrifying situation that is the stuff of nightmares and which changed a city fore…
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January 29th, 2022. Canton, Massachusetts. Boston police officer John O’Keefe was found dead in a fellow officer’s front yard after his girlfriend Karen Read dropped him off in the early morning hours. Karen Read is accused of hitting John with her vehicle and leaving him to die during a snowstorm, but her attorneys have alleged that others were in…
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May 27, 2011. Hayward, CA. 26-year-old Michelle Le went to her car to retrieve something during a break in her nursing class. She never returned and was reported missing that night. Blood was found near where her car had been parked and in her car when it was located three blocks away. An extensive search, spearheaded by Michelle’s family, combed t…
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February 23, 2022. Green Bay, Wisconsin. Tara Pakanich was woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of a slamming door. She went downstairs to look for her son and discovered his decapitated remains inside her home. The police were called to the home and it wasn't long before they identified a suspect; a friend with an interest in Jeffrey D…
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The Dirty John case became big news due to the hit podcast of the same name. Terra Newell and Collier Landry of the Survivor Squad join us to tell their stories. Terra explains how she survived an attack by Dirty John Meehan. Noreen Boyle disappeared December 31, 1989. The star witness at Jack Boyle's murder trial was their 12 year old son, Collier…
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On October 27, 2016 in Henry County Georgia, four people were killed during a bonfire party. Two men were indicted and charged with murder. One confessed to the murders and told officers that he was solely responsible. Authorities charged the other man with murder anyway and placed him in jail. In 2021, this man was re-indicted on 30 charges, and t…
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On November 10, 2018 in Earlville, Iowa, Amy Mullis was found by her son with a 4-pronged corn rake protruding from her back. How did this happen and who could have done this to Amy? Or was it an accident? Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhy Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early ac…
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August 10th, 1996. Preston, Washington. Sergeant Mathias Bachmeier responded to a call at the home of James Wren, who was in a dispute with his landlord. Officer Bachmeier put Wren into his patrol car and took him to a nearby station to make a statement. James Wren was never seen alive again. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/ge…
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It's the end of the year and Justin and Aaron look back at some of the episodes from this year. Did an episode stand out to you? Maybe you hadn't heard of it before? Let us know. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season with your friends and families. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhy Listen ad free with Wo…
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October 26, 1998. Kentucky. Susan King had her leg amputated from the hip down after a serious car accident. She was accused of murdering a man and dumping his 200 lb body over a bridge. In this week's episode, we discuss how this could have happened and where Susan is today. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhy Liste…
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November 21, 1992. Green Bay, WI. On November 21, 1992, Susan Monfils received a call that her husband, Tom, was missing from his job at a paper mill. After a frantic 36-hour search, his body was found beaten at the bottom of a pulp paper vat. He had been murdered. Over the next three years, police put together a harrowing story involving an anonym…
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April 15, 1992. Agawam, MA. On April 15, 1992, 24-year-old Lisa Ziegert was abducted from her second job at a card store. Four days later, her body was discovered a few miles away. She had been raped and murdered. Lisa’s loss was devastating for her family, who worked hard to keep her case at the forefront of the minds of both law enforcement and t…
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January 2013, Yuba City, CA. In a small town north of Sacramento, CA, 94-year old Leola Shreves was found dead in her home by her son-in-law. Windows were broken and Leola had been badly beaten. After only a few months, police arrested and obtained a confession from Leola’s neighbor, Michael Alexander. Ultimately the charges against Alexander were …
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October 5th, 2018. Idaho County, Idaho. Terrence Woods Jr. was part of a crew filming a Discovery show in a remote area. At the end of the workday, Terrence reportedly dropped his radio and ran down a steep cliff, disappearing into the woods. Terrence Woods has never been found. All caught up on Generation Why? Find many more episodes at: patreon.c…
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May 28, 1980. Anaheim, California. When Dorothy Jane Scott noticed her co-worker had an inflamed red wound on his arm and seemed unwell, she insisted on driving him to the local hospital to get treatment. While her co-worker waited for his prescription, Dorothy went to fetch her car to pick him up at the exit but would never return or be seen alive…
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Justin & Aaron give commentary on Demons and Saviors, the documentary about the conviction of Christina Boyer for the death of her daughter, Amber. All caught up on episodes from Generation Why? Find more at: patreon.com/generationwhy Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available …
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For Halloween we speak with our long time blogger, Lindsay, about the Borley Rectory haunting and Julia Georgiana Seabrook Legare. We hope you have have a fun and safe Halloween and we'll be back with more true crime next week! Get bonus content and some freebies! Join our Patreon today!: https://patreon.com/generationwhy Listen ad free with Wonder…
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Lisa Marie Young was a 21-year-old Indigenous Canadian who disappeared from Nanaimo, British Columbia on June 30, 2002. She had attended a local nightclub and two parties before accepting a ride from a stranger to get something to eat. Her case is being treated as a homicide. Caitlin & Graeme from True North True Crime are our guests on this episod…
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We took a much needed week off but wanted to give a quick update, talk Crimecon, and give a few podcast suggestions. You can find Marooned, and all of the other podcasts we mentioned, wherever you listen to podcasts. We'll be back next week with a new episode! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://…
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September 7th, 1996. Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac Shakur was shot four times at a red light on his way to a Vegas nightclub. Hours before the shooting he was involved in the assault of alleged Crips member Orlando Anderson. Almost 27 years later, the murder remains unsolved. However, in July 2023 a new search warrant was executed in connection to his m…
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Aaron Habel (Generation Why) and Jack Luna (Dark Topic) bring you stories of the catastrophically lost. Search for Marooned in whichever podcast app you use and follow or subscribe and never miss an episode. Two episodes are out now with more on the way. Episode 1: Inchworm Episode 2: Crusoe Of The Sahara Website: visitmarooned.com See Privacy Poli…
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On July 20, 2020, Grant Solomon was struck by his own truck and killed. The only witness to Grant’s death was his father, Aaron Solomon. Some in the family say that Aaron was abusive and that the abuse was ignored or not taken seriously by members of their church, school, and community. Because of this, Grant was hopeful that after turning 18, he’d…
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On January 31st, 2011 Johnny Clarke and Lisa Straub were found dead inside Lisa’s home. Their hands were bound, and plastic bags were taped over their heads. The murder was carefully planned, and the house was ransacked in such a way that it seemed like the intruders were looking for something specific. The couple had many friends, most of which we…
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September 28th, 2017. Lexington, Kentucky. Carol Ann Hignite called 911 to report that her husband had fallen three days earlier and hit his head. The police found Dewayne Hignite lying on his bedroom floor with severe injuries. He died several days later, and Carol was charged with murder. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/gene…
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July 30, 2022. Atlanta, Texas. The bodies of three young sisters were found in a neighbor’s private pond several hours after they were reported missing. Their deaths were initially reported as accidental drownings, but months later it was revealed the girls were strangled. Get old episodes and bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/gener…
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November 22nd, 1999. Camarillo, California. After an argument with his wife, Xavier Caro left his home and drove to his office. When he returned, he found his wife injured from a gunshot wound to the head, and three of his children dead in their beds. Get bonus content from Generation Why at: patreon.com/generationwhy Listen ad free with Wondery+. …
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May 19th, 1991, Castlerock, Northern Ireland. On May 19th, 1991 Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchanan were found dead in a vehicle inside her father’s garage. Their cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning, and investigators believed they died in a suicide pact after they found out about an affair between their respective spouses. Twenty years late…
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January 26th, 2001. San Francisco, California. Diane Whipple was returning to her apartment after running errands when she was fatally attacked by her neighbor’s dog. Diane, her partner, and several residents were fearful of this dog and worried about being attacked. Two months later, both of the dog’s owners were charged in relation to Diane’s dea…
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March 29th, 2019. Columbia, South Carolina. Samantha Josephson was spending the evening with her friends celebrating her recent acceptance into Drexel University School of Law and her upcoming graduation from University of South Carolina. Her long-term boyfriend was going to be moving to Columbia to live with her during law school. She had been tex…
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October 25, 2000. Indianapolis, IN. Two bodies were found in a dumpster near downtown Indianapolis. The police quickly identified the victims as Andrew Cataldi and Tricia Nordman. They just as quickly identified their killers as Richard Hull and Sarah Pender. Richard and Sarah were both sentenced to multiple decades in prison. Justice was served. H…
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October 1, 2020. Las Vegas, Nevada. Tiffany Booth texted her mom and said she needed to get out of the condo because her asthma was acting up, and she and her boyfriend Eduardo were going to stay in Boulder City, Nevada. More texts followed but her family didn't believe they were from Tiffany. As time went on and Tiffany wasn't heard from again, Ed…
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August 20th, 2022, Walupt Lake, Washington State. Aron Christensen and his puppy were found dead on a hiking trail near Walupt Lake. The next day, a man called to report that his son had fired a shot at what he thought was a wild animal, but then found a man and his dog dead on the trail. Months later, no charges have been filed in the case. Get bo…
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