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MISSING: The Millbrook Twins

When twin sisters Jeannette and Dannette Millbrook go missing in Augusta, Georgia in 1990, police are quick to write them off as runaways…even though the signs point to something much more sinister. And if not for a family that refused to give up… and a podcast that shed light on some of the injustices they’ve faced…we probably wouldn’t know anything about them. Because even though this is one of the only open cases of missing twins in the country…it took decades for them to get the national spotlight.   THERE IS $50,000 REWARD BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION THROUGH AUGUST 2023. YOU CAN LEAVE ANONYMOUS TIPS THROUGH WWW.THEMILLBROOKTWINS.COM https://www.themillbrooktwins.com/ OR BY CALLING 404-590-2975 OR 706-821-1080. For additional ways to help check out these resources:  The Millbrook Twins Billboard Fund: GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/f/hp5us4-millbrook-twins-billboard Private Investigations for the Missing, visit: www.investigationsforthemissing.org/ http://www.investigationsforthemissing.org/ For updates, follow the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/twwinsfammily/ set up for the twins. For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/. Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/missing-millbrook-twins/

47m
Aug 08
MURDERED: Kathy Page

When a young woman is found dead in a crashed car, the first thought is a tragic accident. But after investigating the scene, investigators can clearly see this is a homicide. After interviewing friends and family, all signs point to her estranged husband... but thirty years later, he is still a free man. If you or anyone you know has ANY information on the murder of Kathy Page, please call 1-800-252-TIPS to contact Texas Crime Stoppers or you can submit a tip to crime stoppers online at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=650# https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=650. All tips are anonymous. For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/. Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-kathy-page/

36m
Aug 01
MISSING: Susan Robin Bender

Susan Robin Bender got into a van in 1986 and was never seen again. Police believe the teenage girl met with foul play and have renewed the search for answers, decades after her mysterious disappearance...but her mom thinks she knows who’s responsible. If you have information about Susan’s case, please contact the Modesto Police Department at (209) 572-9500.  For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/missing-susan-robin-bender/

51m
Jul 25
SERIAL KILLER: Khalil Wheeler-Weaver

When a New Jersey family is rocked by the disappearance of one of their own, they set up a trap to catch the man they believe to be responsible. But once that man is behind bars, police discover that the full extent of his crimes goes beyond what they expected.    For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/serial-killer-khalil-wheeler-weaver/

35m
Jul 18
MURDERED: Ruby J. Doss

In 1986, a young woman named Ruby Doss is found strangled to death in the East Sprague area of Spokane, Washington. For decades, similarities between Ruby’s death and a string of other murders in the area send investigators chasing false leads. It seems like justice for Ruby is a lost cause, until a completely unrelated crime in another state blows the case wide open.    For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-ruby-doss/

34m
Jul 11
MISSING: Jamie Fraley

Everything was going great for Jamie Fraley when she vanished in April of 2008, after telling a friend she was getting a ride to the hospital. Police quickly zero in on a suspect, but a bizarre development throws the investigation off course…and years later, her family has more questions than answers.    Anyone with information about Jamie’s disappearance should call the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320 or Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000.   For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/missing-jamie-fraley/

42m
Jul 04
MURDERED: Shawn Edwards Part 2

After years of rumors, gossip and dead end leads, the investigation into 14-year-old Shawn Edwards’ murder heats up – but even a shocking confession can’t close this cold case. Anyone with information about the homicide should call Middletown Police at 845-343-3151. Google Earth: Shawn Edwards https://earth.google.com/earth/d/1gI5Ohr4VPDCRzCwez67cUoK81YofjoIY?usp=sharing   For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-shawn-edwards-part-2/

35m
Jun 27
MURDERED: Shawn Edwards Part 1

When 14-year-old Shawn Edwards is stabbed and beaten to death outside of a high school in Middletown, NY, the whole community is shocked. Why would anyone want to hurt – let alone murder – this friendly, popular kid? As the investigation unfolds, police try to separate fact from fiction, only to come up emptyhanded. It seems like everyone’s a suspect…but no one has a motive. Anyone with information about the homicide should call Middletown Police at 845-343-3151. Google Earth: Shawn Edwards https://earth.google.com/earth/d/1gI5Ohr4VPDCRzCwez67cUoK81YofjoIY?usp=sharing   For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-shawn-edwards-part-1/

36m
Jun 20
Ashley Flowers Wrote a Book!

Get ready Crime Junkies because Ashley Flowers’ debut novel will officially be released on August 16th! You can read the first 2 chapters on AshleyFlowers.com/book http://ashleyflowers.com/book AND preorder your copy NOW! There are A LOT of fun announcements coming so be sure to follow @crimejunkiepodcast https://www.instagram.com/crimejunkiepodcast/?hl=en on social media for all of the insider details! US Pre Order Link: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/691141/all-good-people-here-by-ashley-flowers/ UK Pre Order Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Good-People-Here-gripping/dp/0008503109/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1641811155&sr=1-1&tag=linkfire-smarturl-21

2m
Jun 16
MISSING: Dawnita Wilkerson

When Dawnita Wilkerson stops answering her phone one Sunday in June of 2020, her loved ones know something is wrong – especially because she’s been telling everyone that her ex-boyfriend and one of his relatives have been threatening her. Two years after her disappearance, police and her family are still hoping someone out there will come forward with information they need to solve the case.   If you have information about Dawnita, please contact the Evansville Police Department at 812-436-7979, the tip line at 812-435-6194 or the FBI Indianapolis Office at 317-595-4000.   You can also email tips to the family at finddawnitawilkerson@gmail.com   To donate to the family’s GoFundMe visit here https://www.gofundme.com/f/show-up-for-dawnita?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link-tip   National Domestic Violence Hotline https://www.thehotline.org/get-help/: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233); for TTY: 1-800-787-3224 or Text “START” to 88788   For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.    Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/missing-dawnita-wilkerson/

35m
Jun 13
MURDERED: Joseph Kinville III

When 16-year-old Joseph Kinville III is brutally stabbed to death in a field in his neighborhood in Arcadia, Florida, law enforcement is stumped from the start and his mother is devastated. The mystery only deepens when the teen's estranged father is murdered a few weeks later, hundreds of miles away in Michigan. The identity of Joseph's murderer has remained unknown since his murder in 1999, but evidence from his crime scene may still hold the answers law enforcement needs.   For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit  https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-joseph-kinville/

40m
Jun 06
UPDATE: Pravin Varughese

When 19-year-old Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese dies unexpectedly, police quickly rule his death a tragic accident and close the case. But for many, the facts just don’t quite add up. His mother’s years-long battle for justice is marked with soaring highs and dizzying lows – but even with so much progress, there are still unanswered questions.  Please join us in signing the Justice For Pravin Petition https://www.change.org/p/united-states-supreme-court-justice-for-pravin   For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/update-pravin-varughese/

57m
Jun 01
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Casey MacPherson-Pomeroy and Caleb Guillory

Casey MacPherson-Pomeroy and Caleb Guillory had plans to ring in the new year on the beautiful Caribbean island of Anguilla. But before the proverbial ball could drop, they were both dead. The four people with them that night haven’t spoken publicly about the incident since -- and until they do, the mystery of what happened to Casey and Caleb will remain on the island. GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/f/m2kzz-justice-for-casey-amp-caleb: Justice for Casey & Caleb.   For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/mysterious-death-casey-macpherson-pomeroy-caleb-guillory/

47m
May 30
MISSING: Dulce Maria Alavez

When 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez vanishes from a playground in New Jersey, the whole community pitches in to help search for her. But thousands of leads later - and nearly three years after her mysterious disappearance – law enforcement still isn’t sure where she is…or who took her.   We’re releasing this episode in English and Spanish in hopes that the Spanish version could help this information reach the right person. Hosted by Melanie and Emmanuel, the Spanish version of this episode is available in your feeds right now!    If you have information about Dulce, please contact the Bridgeton Police at 856-451-0033 or Submit a tip to the FBI https://tips.fbi.gov/. If you wish to SUBMIT AN ANONYMOUS TIP you can do so here: bpdops.com/tips https://bpdops.com/tips   To donate to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, visit AUDIOCHUCK.MISSINGKIDS.ORG. http://audiochuck.missingkids.org/To learn more about NCMEC, visit missingkids.org.  http://missingkids.org/   For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/missing-dulce-maria-alavez/

57m
May 23
DESAPARECIDA: Dulce Maria Alavez

Cuando Dulce María Alavez, de 5 años, se desaparece de un parque infantil en Nueva Jersey, toda la comunidad colabora para ayudar a buscarla. Pero despues de miles de pistas, y casi tres años después de su misteriosa desaparición, la policía aún no está segura dónde está... o quién se la llevó.   Estamos lanzando este episodio en inglés y español con las esperanzas de que esta versión pueda ayudar a que esta información llegue a la persona adecuada. Presentado por Melanie y Emmanuel. ¡La versión en español de este episodio está disponible en sus feeds ahora mismo!   Si tiene información sobre Dulce, comuníquese con la policía de Bridgeton al 856-451-0033 o envíe una pista al FBI. Si desea enviar un consejo anónimo, puede hacerlo aquí: bpdops.com/tips http://bpdops.com/tips   Para donar al Centro Nacional para Niños Desaparecidos y Explotados, visite audiochuck.missingkids.org http://audiochuck.missingkids.org/. Para obtener más información sobre el NCMEC, visite www.missingkids.org http://www.missingkids.org/.     For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/desaparecida-dulce-maria-alavez/  

1h 1m
May 23
SERIAL KILLER: The Freeway Phantom

When six young girls are found murdered, their similarities link them all to one killer. With no witnesses and no leads, investigators are still asking who is The Freeway Phantom over forty years later.    If you have any information regarding to the abduction and murders of Carol Spinks, Darlenia Johnson, Brenda Crockett, Nenomoshia Yates, Brenda Woodard or Diane Williams please call Metro Police at 202-727-9099 or send an email to unsolved.murder@dc.gov   For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/serial-killer-freeway-phantom/

41m
May 16
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: John Welles

Investigative journalist, Delia D'Ambra, is back with a fourth season of CounterClock. She jumps right into investigating a teenager's mysterious death from 2003 in rural South Florida only to find that nothing is as it seems. Twists and turns are around every corner, and finding the truth of what really happened to 17-year-old John Welles proves to be Delia's most dangerous and difficult journey yet.  

5m
May 13
PRECEDENT: Polly Klaas

Polly Klaas was taken from her own home in the middle of the night back in 1993. But had the legal system worked like it was supposed to, the man who took her never should have been walking free that night to enter her home. Her case went on to spark an outcry in the country for harsher punishment on repeat offenders. But when her case set the PRECEDENT for the three-strikes rule there was backlash no one anticipated.    Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/precedent-polly-klaas/ For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/. 

30m
May 09
Important Message

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4m
May 03
MISSING: Michelle Eason Part 2

When the bodies of eight missing sex workers are found in the home of a serial killer in Poughkeepsie, New York, one woman is noticeably absent: Michelle Eason. Decades after closing the case against Kendall Francois, police are still looking for Michelle - and they think there’s a good chance someone else may be responsible for her disappearance. If you have any information about Michelle Eason, call the City of Poughkeepsie Police at 845-451-7577. National Domestic Violence Hotline https://www.thehotline.org/get-help/: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233); for TTY: 1-800-787-3224 Text “START” to 88788 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration https://www.samhsa.gov/ (SAMHSA) National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)   For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/missing-michelle-eason-part-2/

30m
May 02
MISSING: Michelle Eason Part 1

When Michelle Eason is reported missing, she’s the fifth sex worker in one year to vanish from Poughkeepsie, New York. As police work to get to the bottom of all the disappearances, there’s no shortage of suspects.  If you have any information about Michelle Eason, call the City of Poughkeepsie Police at 845-451-7577. National Domestic Violence Hotline https://www.thehotline.org/get-help/: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233); for TTY: 1-800-787-3224 Text “START” to 88788 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration https://www.samhsa.gov/ (SAMHSA) National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)   For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/missing-michelle-eason-part-1/

33m
Apr 25
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Pravin Varughese

When 19-year-old Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese dies unexpectedly, police quickly rule his death a tragic accident and close the case. But for many, the facts just don’t quite add up. His mother’s years-long battle for justice is marked with soaring highs and dizzying lows – but even with so much progress, there are still unanswered questions.    Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/mysterious-death-pravin-varughese/

48m
Apr 18
INFAMOUS: Circleville Letters

An anonymous letter-writer antagonized residents of Circleville, Ohio for years, singling out the school superintendent, Gordon Massie, and a local bus driver, Mary Gillispie, as the focus of much of the vitriol. When Mary finds a booby trap with a loaded gun in 1983, the gun is traced to her brother-in-law Paul Freshour – but the letters would continue long after Paul went to prison for attempted murder.   You can find the ASL version of this episode HERE https://www.youtube.com/c/CrimeJunkie.  For current Fan Club membership options and policies, please visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/.  Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/infamous-circleville-letters/

53m
Apr 11
MURDERED: Karen Gregory

Karen Gregory dies a violent death in the hallway of her own home, on a quiet residential street in Gulfport, Florida. After a two-year search for justice, police find out that their killer was right in front of them all along.     Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-karen-gregory/

47m
Apr 04
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Erica Alonso

When Erica Alonso disappears on Valentine’s Day after a night out with her ex-boyfriend, a months-long search turns up clue after clue before her body is found in the middle of nowhere. The case looks like a murder until some surprising evidence is found – and investigators come to a conclusion that, to this day, leaves many questions unanswered and has her family demanding more.   If you have any information about the circumstances leading to Erica’s death or re-locating of her body, please call the Orange County Sherriff’s Department at 714-647-7055 or 714-647-7000.   If you want to support the Alonso family’s efforts into getting answers in Erica’s case please visit the  JUSTICE FOR ERICA ALONSO https://www.facebook.com/WeLoveEricaAlonso/?ref=page_internal Facebook page.    Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/mysterious-death-erica-alonso/

41m
Mar 28
MURDERED: Marqueise Coleman

Marqueise Coleman had his whole life ahead of him when he was shot to death in a trailer in North Carolina – all because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Police say this horrific crime can be solved if someone just speaks up, and his family and friends won’t rest until he gets justice. Anyone with information about Marqueise’s case is asked to contact the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 671-3170 or (910) 671-3100.  In order to be eligible for the $8,000 reward, the tip must be called into Crime Stoppers at 910-865-TIPS (8477). Tips can be left anonymously. For more ways to help support the Coleman family in their fight for justice you can visit the Justice for Queise Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/justiceforqueise or their GoFundMe: Seeking Justice for Queise https://www.gofundme.com/f/seeking-justice-for-queise?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer. Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-marqueise-coleman/.

31m
Mar 21
UPDATE: Flathead County Doe

This is an update to the August 2020 episode "UNIDENTIFIED: Flathead County Doe." In the year and a half since the release of that episode, more people submitted their DNA to genealogical databases, and in February 2022 Flathead County Doe was identified as Steven Gooch.   In the rest of this episode we also discuss the following headlines: -Remains found and suspected to be of missing Brandon Lawson. -A recent search for Susan Cox Powell and its findings.  -A senseless and horrific murder leaves China Town grieving. -Las Vegas man arrested for holding his girlfriend captive and killing her 4-year-old son. -Missing child Paislee Shultiz found alive and kept under a staircase. -New details in the events prior to the disappearance of Kara Nichols are made public. -An Ontario Dr. is charged with the murder of a patient and suspected of more.  -DNA technology helps identify a serial killer from Oregon.    Sign up for the 'Stay Alive' fan club https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/ level in the month of March to hear this whole episode and get a new episode like this every month. Along with an extra full episode, mini-episode and all our wide release episodes early and ad-free. You can see all the fan club content HERE https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/ and when you sign up for an annual membership you get ALL past episodes as well.   Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/update-flathead-county-doe/

9m
Mar 15
INFAMOUS: Juan Rivera

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION IN HOLLY STAKER’S CASE, PLEASE CONTACT LAKE COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS AT 847-662-2222. In the summer of 1992, the brutal rape and murder of 11-year-old Holly Staker shakes the community of Waukegan, IL to its core. When Juan Rivera confesses to the crime, it seems like Holly’s family and members of the public might be able to breathe a sigh of relief. But that’s only the beginning of a case that would haunt the Illinois justice system for years.   Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/infamous-juan-rivera/

48m
Mar 14
MURDERED: Erica Gene Shultz

From the moment her sister Erica’s phone went to voice mail, Emily Corbin knew something was wrong. But thanks to all those true crime shows – and countless episodes of Crime Junkie – she knew exactly what she had to do to find her. Her tenacity not only led police to Erica, but helped solve her murder and two others -- and took the worst kind of serial predator off the streets.    Anyone with information that may be helpful to investigators regarding Harold David Haulman III and other possible victims should call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov    To access the Crime Junkie “If I Go Missing” form visit HERE https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/if-i-go-missing/.    Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-erica-gene-shultz/

45m
Mar 07
MURDERED: Mya Peña and Emma Walker

Emma Walker had what looked to the world like a picture-perfect high school relationship — until her football player boyfriend revealed the ugly truth. Mya Pena looked past the red flags and saw a guy in need of unconditional love. And when she couldn’t give that to him, he decided she wouldn’t be giving it to anyone else either.    For more information on teen dating violence – including where to go for help visit loveisrespect.org or you can also call them at  1-866-331-9474 or text LOVE to 22522.   For more resources related to Teen Dating Violence you can visit dosomething.org Or teenDVmonth.org    Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-emma-walker-mya-pena/

55m
Feb 28