Episode 264 LIVE: The Killing of Ken Rex McElroy

No one likes a bully, and on tonight’s true crime discussion, Tom and Jenny talk about a notorious case whereby essentially an entire small town decided to take matters into their own hands. Ken Rex McElroy had been committing all kinds of horrendous crimes for decades and largely escaped justice, but one day in 1981, dozens of townsfolk in Skidmore, Missouri — who had been living in fear of this man for as long as they could remember — decided they’d had enough. Ken was gunned down in broad daylight in front of between thirty and ninety witnesses, and to this day, no one in town has made a peep as to who the responsible parties were. Is vigilante justice ever…well, justifiable? Wade into the quagmire with Tom and Jenny on a vengeance-fueled episode 264.

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Sidetracks LIVE: 1963 Peggy Beck Murder Case Solved, and More!

On this wide-ranging Sunday Sidetrack, we discuss all sorts of topics, from the recent solving of a 56-year-old cold case to getting woken up early by Pooky to making money on the internet.

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Episode One Hundred Eighty Eight: Famous Crimes of Old Hollywood – Bob Crane, Fatty Arbuckle, and More!

On this sleazily glamorous installment, Tom and Jenny are delving into some of the most iconic crimes and mysteries of Tinseltown, including the unsolved murder of William Desmond Taylor in 1922; the murder allegations leveled at silent-era comedian Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle; the purported suicide of George “Superman” Reeves; the grisly slaying of “Hogan’s Heroes” star Bob Crane; and the mysterious drowning death of Natalie Wood. Pop some popcorn and fire up the projector as we journey into film and crime history on episode 188.

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Episode One Hundred Fifty Four: The Bizarre Disappearance and Murder of Judy Smith

On this mystifying true crime installment, Tom and Jenny are discussing the weird 1997 case of Judy Smith, who mysteriously vanished while on a business trip with her husband, only to be found dead months later in a remote campground six-hundred miles away. Featured on an episode of Unsolved Mysteries, the case is full of so many eerie and unexplained details that you’ll be trying to figure it out well after the episode is over. So put on your thinking caps and try to solve the enigma at the center of episode 154.

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Episode One Hundred Forty Three: The Atlas Vampire and the Murder of Catrine da Costa

On this Swedish true crime two-fer, Tom and Jenny are breaking down two grisly and mysterious murders. The first is the baffling 1932 case known simply as The Atlas Vampire, whereby a woman named Lilly Lindeström was found dead in her apartment with nearly all of her blood missing, save for a few smears on a nearby gravy ladle. The second is the 1984 killing and dismemberment of Catrine da Costa, a crime which served as the loose basis for Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Bust out the meatballs and lingonberry jam and dig out your Viking helmets and IKEA coupons, we’re popping over to Stockholm for episode 143.

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Episode One-Hundred-Six: Mr. Cruel

On this crime-stuffed installment, Tom and Jenny are discussing the still-unapprehended Australian child rapist and murderer known only as Mr. Cruel. Similar to the Golden State Killer, Mr. Cruel is notorious for breaking into family homes clad in a mask, tying up the family, then taking one of the little girls away to rape before returning them later on. Tune in to the terrifying tale, which will commence after our introductory news story about yet another cold case murder that was recently solved with the help of DNA technology. Lock your doors and windows and settle in for the creepy crime saga that is episode 106.

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Song at the end: “Mr. Cruel” by Sol Invictus.

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Episode Sixty-Two: Vanished! Five Creepy Cases of Unsolved Missing Persons

Murders are horrific and terrifying, sure, but there’s something that’s somehow even creepier about people who simply vanish without a trace. Were they murdered, did they die in an accident, or did they wander off of their own accord? And how to make sense of the strange clues that they often leave behind? On this episode, Tom and Jenny are continuing their eerie October theme with several of the most unsettling missing persons cases of recent times, including the case of Tara Calico and the disturbing Polaroid found in a parking lot, the bizarre disappearance of a mother and daughter from the same place nearly a year apart, the eighteen-year-old boy who vanished after leaving work and whose abandoned car was discovered with the headlights on and a live puppy inside, and many other ominous and perplexing details about people who just up and disappeared one day. Fix your location definitively in space and time and settle in for episode 62.

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Episode Forty-Nine: Murder By Witchcraft?

In the English Midlands in the 1940s, there were two very creepy unsolved murders: in one, a woman’s skeleton was found stuffed inside a wych-elm tree, and in the other, an old farmer was murdered in broad daylight by having his throat slashed and his body pinned to the ground by a pitchfork. Neither of the killers was ever caught, and in fact, the identity of the woman found in the wych-elm is still unknown. Eerily, both cases had details that suggested that they could possibly have been occult related. Were these killings part of some weird black magic rite? On this episode, Tom and Jenny discuss two infamous unsolved murders: the case known as Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm, and the Charles Walton Pitchfork Murder. Along the way, we also discuss legends about witchcraft in rural England, as well as the possible Nazi spy connection of the mysterious Bella skeleton. Put on your goat’s head and light a few black candles, because episode 49 of the 13 O’Clock Podcast has just been summoned from the underworld.

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Episode Forty: The Atlanta Ripper – America’s Forgotten Serial Killer

The Atlanta Ripper is perhaps one of America’s most brutal and prolific serial killers, but also one of its most forgotten, and there is even some controversy over whether he existed at all. Starting around 1909, a series of murders of black and mixed-race women in Atlanta, Georgia suggested that a mysterious murderer was prowling the streets, slashing women’s throats and sending the entire community into a panic. On this episode, Tom and Jenny discuss this tragically unsolved case, delving into the murders themselves as well as the controversies surrounding the killings at the time. America, it seems, had its very own Jack the Ripper, and whoever he was, he’s the subject of our 40th episode.