148. Karen Ann Phillips – The Murder Dream

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss a case that mystified police when a witness came forward claiming they watched the entire murder happen in a dream.

Links:

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Case Sources:

Innocence: The True Story of Steve Linscott (1986, Zondervan Books), by Gordon Haresign

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/exonerations/il/steven-linscott.html

casetext.com/case/people-v-linscott-3

Newspapers.com sources:

Chicago Tribune, “Woman found fatally beaten,” 6 October 1980, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/386793107), citing print edition, p.2

Henry Wood, Chicago Tribune, “Oak Park student charged in killing,” 26 November 1980, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/386957006), citing print edition, p.8

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147. Dawnia Dacosta – The Devastating Discovery

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the disappearance and murder of Dawn Dacosta and how her case led to a serial killer.

Links:

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Case Sources:

Bob Norman, New Times Broward-Palm Beach, “Lady-Killer,” 23 September 1999, archived (www.browardpalmbeach.com/news/lady-killer-6326373)

Forensic Files, “Church Dis-service,” aired April 3, 2009 on TruTV

wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucious_Boyd

supremecourt.flcourts.gov/content/download/347254/file/02-1590_AmdInit.pdf

murderpedia.org/male.B/b/boyd-lucious.htm

charleyproject.org/case/patrece-lashelle-alston

charleyproject.org/case/danielle-marie-zacot

Newspapers.com sources:

Trevor Jensen, Sun-Sentinel, “Jury finds man innocent in stabbing,” 7 May 1994, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/239011506), citing print edition, p.2B

Donna Pazdera, Sun-Sentinel, “Car breaks down, woman disappears,” archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/238945930), citing print edition, pp. B1-B4

D. Aileen Dodd, Sun-Sentinel, “Deerfield woman found dead,” 8 December 1998, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/617140415), citing print edition, pp. 1B-3B

Donna Pazdera and A. Tacuma Roeback, Sun-Sentinel, “Missing nursing student’s body found,” 8 December 1998, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/238947101), citing print edition, pp. 1A, 10A

Donna Pazdera, Sun-Sentinel, “Family mourns as police seek killer,” 9 December 1998, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/238948852), citing print edition, p. 3B

Donna Pazdera, Sun-Sentinel, “Man wanted for questioning in murder,” 23 December 1998, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/238940798), citing print edition, p. 3B

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146. The Bike Path Murders

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the tragic and long reign of the Bike Path Rapist.

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Case Sources:

Wikipedia.org, Altemio_Sanchez

Bike Path Rapist: A Cop’s Firsthand Account of Catching the Killer Who Terrorized a Community (2009, Lyons Press), by Jeff Schober

Born to Kill? Class of Evil, “Altemio Sanchez,” broadcast 3 May, 2017 on Investigation Discovery

bpdthenandnow.com/anthonycapozzistory.html (Buffalo Police Then and Now)

moonpage.com

Newspapers.com sources:

The Buffalo News, “Police Issue Warning to Joggers After Rape in Delaware Park,” 9 Jul 1984, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/874878614), citing print edition, p. B1

Dan Herbeck, The Buffalo News, “City Official Aids Arrest in Rape Case,” 14 Sep 1985, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/875623061), citing print edition, p. A1

Matt Gryta, The Buffalo News, “3 Identify Suspect as Attacker,” 17 Sep 1985, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/875553204), citing print edition, p. B4

Matt Gryta, The Buffalo News, “Insanity Plea Weighed in Three Rapes,” 15 Oct 1985, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/875651464), citing print edition, p. B5

Carolyn Raeke and Walter Fuszara, The Buffalo News, “Delware Park Rape Of a Woman Jogger Spurs Police Warning,” 13 Jun 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/876075639), citing print edition, p. C1

The Buffalo News, “Woman Testifies on Rape in Park,” 28 Jan 1987, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/876422048), citing print edition, p. C11

Matt Gryta, The Buffalo News, “Jury Finds Capozzi Guilty in Two Of Three Delaware Park Rapes,” 6 Feb 1987, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/876550792), citing print edition, p. C1

Matt Gryta, The Buffalo News, “Prison Term Handed Down in Park Rapes, 21 Apr 1987, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/876450097), citing print edition, p. B5

Carl Allen, The Buffalo News, “UB student found raped and strangled off bike path,” 1 Oct 1990, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/875335730), citing print edition, pp, A1, A9

Gene Warner, The Buffalo News, “Police still hunt ‘Bike Path Rapist,'” 20 Sep 1993, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/877434891), citing print edition, p. A1

Jane Kwiatkowski and Anthony Cardinale, The Buffalo News, “Body found in city field is identified,” 23 Nov 1993, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/875244232), citing print edition, p. B1

Jane Kwiatkowski and Gene Warner, The Buffalo News, “Police scour area in hunt for rapist,” 20 Oct 1994, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/876007822), citing print edition, pp. A1, A20

Gene Warner, The Buffalo News, “Predator at large,” 29 Dec 2004, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/877089533), citing print edition, pp. A1-A2

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145. R. Gene Simmons – The Christmas Slaughter

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BINGED coming January 11th!

Case Sources:

wikipedia.org, Ronald_Gene_Simmons

Overkill: Mass Murder and Serial Killing Exposed (2013, Springer), by James Alan Fox and Jack Levin

Rampage: America’s Largest Family Mass Murder (1992, Summit Group), by Jim Moore

Zero at the Bone (1991, Pocket Star Books), by Paul Williams and Marshall Bryce

YouTube: Michelle Chenowith, “Details of Simmons murders revealed during presentation to ATCC Criminal Justice students” — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0H3PqMnO2A

Simmons, Ronald Gene

https://murderpedia.org/male.S/s1/simmons-ronald-gene.htm

Newspapers.com sources:

The San Francisco Examiner, “Accused mass killer guilty of 2 deaths,” 12 May 1988, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/461238311), citing print edition, p. A-2

Scott Morris and William Green, The Millville Daily, “Simmons: How one man slipped through the system,” 30 December 1987, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/416126671), citing print edition, p.5

Philadelphia Daily News, “More Tales of Abuse Surface,” 31 Dec 1987, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/186491155), citing print edition,. p.12

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144. Lisa Solomon – An Unmerry Christmas

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the murder of Lisa Solomon and the suspicion that fell on her husband.

Links:

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Case Sources:

Justia.com, Solomon v. Commissioner of Correctional Services, 786 F. Supp. 218 (E.D.N.Y. 1992)  

The Cinemaholic, Lisa Solomon Murder: Where is Matthew Solomon Now?

Newsday.com, “Matthew Solomon parole hearing transcript sheds light onto high-profile crime,” by Bridget Murphy, 8 Jul 2019

Newspapers.com sources:

Kathy Boccella, Newsday, “Wide-Ranging Search for Missing Woman,” 27 Dec 1987, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/710286618), citing print edition, p.21

Stuart Vincent, Newsday, “Fearful Search,” 28 Dec 1987, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/723039703), citing print edition, p.2

Don Gentile, Newsday, “Psychics, bikers hunt newlywed,” 28 Dec 1987, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/434149538), citing print edition, p.3

Jerry Rosa and Paul Peskil, Newsday, “Search for bride turns to ex-beau,” 29 Dec 1987, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/406033575), citing print edition, p.3

Newsday, Man Who ‘Hassled’ Woman Sought, 29 Dec 1987, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/723040375), citing print edition, p.25

Stuart Vincent, Newsday, “A Search Goes On as Hope Dims,” 29 Dec 1987, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/710287319), citing print edition, p.4

Shirley E. Perlman, Newsday, “Public’s Help Sought in Search for Woman”, 31 Dec 1987, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/723041029), citing print edition, p.27

Stuart Vincent, Tom Demoretcky, Kathy Boccella, Nicholas Goldberg, and Peter Marks, Newsday, “Grief, and Questions,” 2 Jan 1988, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/711221395), citing print edition, pp.3, 10

Tom Demoretcky and Joshua Quittner, Newsday, “Matthew Solomon Charged in Murder,” 12 Jan 1988, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/711308834/), citing print edition, pp.3, 29

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143. Nicholas Barclay – The Mysterious Discovery

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the disappearance and mysterious discovery of Nicholas Barclay.

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Case Sources:

“The Imposter,” documentary, directed by Bart Layton, released 2012

Ksat.com, “Case of missing San Antonio boy from 1994 remains a mystery,” by Erica Hernandez, May 2, 2019

History101.com, “The incredible, disturbing true story of Nicholas Barclay and his masterful imposter,” copyright

2022 Wise Elements Inc.

Allthatsinteresting.com, “The Mystery of Nicholas Barclay and His Impostor, Frederic Bourdin,” by Katie Serena,

March 6, 2018, updated October 18, 2018

Websleuths.com, TX – Nicholas Barclay, 13, San Antonio, 13 June 1994, Noirdame79, October 27, 2021

Brenmar71.medium.com, photo of Nicholas Barclay

Historybyday.com, “The True Story of a Missing Boy and His Imposter.”

Livingmgz.com, Living Magazine, “Social Media Photo Brings a Breakthrough in Missing Persons Case,” by Hadar

Gerlitz, no date provided

Mysanantonio.com, “These San Antonio residents vanished and have never been found,” by Mark Dunphy,

November 13, 2020, updated September 22, 2021

Newyorker.com, The New Yorker, “The Chameleon; The many lives of Frederic Bourdin,” by David Grann, August 4,

2008

Charleyproject.org, The Charley Project, “Nicholas Patrick Barclay,” last updated July 16, 2022

U.S. Census Bureau, San Antonio population (1994)

Assisted research and writing by Diane Birnholz

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142. Larry Wells – The Toys “R” Us Murder

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss a murder that happened inside of a Toys “R” Us. Who did it? How did it happen?

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Case Sources:

Wikipedia, org, Toys “R” Us

legacy.com, Laurence C. “Larry” Wells II obituary

Bizjournals.com, “Coming together for the family of slain Toys R Us manager,” by Matt Chandler, September 26, 2013

Bizjournals.com, “Wife of slain Toys R Us manager speaks out,” by Matt Chandler, September 30, 2013

Buffalonews.com, “Police release surveillance image of suspect in Toys R Us killing,” by Jay Ray, June 30, 2013, Archived at archive.org:

https://web.archive.org/web/20130705053221/https://buffalonews.com/20130630/police_release_surveillance_image_of_suspect_in_toys_r_us_killing.html

Buffalonews.com, “Fundraiser tonight for murdered Toys R Us store manager,” by Charlie Specht, September 27, 2013

Buffalonews.com, “Violent, bizarre behavior of accused Toys R Us killer,” by Lou Michel, October 20, 2013

Buffalonews.com, “Toys R Us killer also admits stealing more than $200,000 ,” by Phil Fairbanks, April 8, 2014

Buffalonews.com, “‘Balloons for Heaven’ event honors memory of slain Toys R Us manager,” by Lisa Khoury, June 30, 2014

Buffalonews.com, “Toys R Us killer sentenced on related gun conviction,” by Phil Fairbanks, August 6, 2014

Oxygen.com, “A Baseball Hat Leads Authorities To Man Who Brutally Murdered Beloved Toys ‘R’ Us Manager,” by Erik Hawkins, February 18, 2020

Nine.com.au, Sports cap becomes case-solving evidence in gruesome murder of toy store employee,” by Eden Faithfull, September 10, 2020

Newspapers.com sources:

Lou Michel and Maki Becker, The Buffalo News, “Co-worker charged in murder,” 17 October 2013, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/877895891); citing print edition, pp.A1-A2

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141. Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth – The Pathway Murders

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the first case to ever use DNA profiling. This was the murder of both Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth.

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Case Sources:

Medical Detectives, “The Footpath Murders,” broadcast October 23, 1996 on TLC

Wikipedia.org, Colin Pitchfork

The Blooding (1989, Random House Publishing Group), by Joseph Wambaugh

Sky News: news.sky.com, “Colin Pitchfork: Double child killer arrested and recalled to prison after ‘breaching licence conditions’,” November 19, 2021

bbc.com, “Colin Pitchfork recalled to jail after approaching young women,” November 22, 2021 

Newspaper.com sources:

Tony Donnelly, Nottingham Post, “Hunt is on for two killers,” 23 November 1983, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/760618392); citing print edition, p.1

Leicester Mercury, “Lynda ‘might have screamed’,” 1 December 1983, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860734136); citing print edition, p.1

Leicester Mercury, “Lynda: Youth seen running,” 2 December 1983, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860734331); citing print edition, p.27

Leicester Mercury, “Fresh plea over Lynda murder,” 7 December 1983, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860735339); citing print edition, p.13

Leicester Mercury, “Murder hunt police seek ‘crying youth’,” 8 December 1983, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860735594); citing print edition, p.21

Leicester Mercury, “Scarf used to kill Lynda, inquest told,” 26 January 1984, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860742794); citing print edition, p.19

Leicester Mercury, “Lynda: Police issue picture,” 1 February 1984, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860747472); citing print edition, p.1

Leicester Mercury, “Lynda in walk to death on Black Pad,” 3 February 1984, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860748945); citing print edition, p.30

Leicester Mercury, “Lynda seen with punk in city,” 17 May 1984, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860751836); citing print edition, p.23

Leicester Mercury, “Murder ‘started road into debt’,” 9 July 1984, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860879334); citing print edition, p.6

Associated Press, The Charlotte Observer, “DNA ‘Fingerprinting’ Process Nearly Foolproof, Scientists Say,” 7 December 1985, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/624686909); citing print edition, p.17A

Leicester Mercury, “Murder of Lynda: Police issue new appeal for clues,” 26 April 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860868746); citing print edition, p.11

Leicester Mercury, “Dawn vanishes after trip: Huge hunt for missing schoolgirl,” 1 August 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860906178); citing print edition, pp.1, 15

Leicester Mercury, “Three years on — a killer still at large,” 2 August 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860907003); citing print edition, p.9

Leicester Mercury, “Dawn’s killer ‘has struck before’,” 3 August 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/846785964); citing print edition, p.1

John Meehan and Alan Kay, Coventry Evening Telegraph, “Tell on Strangler: Don’t shield girls double murder, pleads mum,” 4 August 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/819772229); citing print edition, pp.1-2

Leicester Mercury, “Tiny scratch ‘could be a vital clue’—Dawn: Hunt for Double Killer,” 4 August 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860908353); citing print edition, pp. 1, 5

Leicester Mercury, “Dawn: Man seen fleeing from scene,” 5 August 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860908553); citing print edition, p.1

Leicester Mercury, “Sadistic double killer is jailed for life,” 23 January 1988, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/861261211); citing print edition, pp.1, 10-11

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140. The Thanksgiving Family Murders

*this case includes children*

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the brutal slaying of 4 family members at Thanksgiving. 

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Case Sources:

the-sun.com, “Holiday Horrors: Most gruesome Thanksgiving murders from pastor who shot family over game to man who ‘waited 20 years’ to kill relatives,” by Luke Kenton, November 25, 2021

“Merhige had history of mental problems, says man who knew him well,” by John Lantigua, November 26, 2009

tampabay.com, “Gunman Said Nothing Before Killings,’ November 29, 2009

palmbeachpost.com, “An unusual suspect: Merhige was likable honors student before he did the unthinkable,” by Adam Playford, December 18, 2009

tampabay.com, “TV Show Plays Big Role in Murder Case,” January 9, 2010

nbcmiami.com, “Witness: Thanksgiving Killer Went Back to Shoot Girl Again,” by Janie Campbell, September 4, 2010

nbcmiami.com, “Thanksgiving Killer’s Parents File Countersuit,” by Brian Hamacher, November 29, 2011

palmbeachpost.com, “Merhige had history of mental problems, says man who knew him well,” by John Lantigua, March 31, 2012

wptv.com, “10 Years After The Jupiter Thanksgiving Murders: A Family Remembers,” by Kelley Dunn, November 22, 2019

YouTube.com, channel MirrorMind: The Disturbing Story of Paul Merhige | True Crime, November 24, 2021

Newspaper.com sources:

Mike Phillips, The Miami Herald, “Khoury League starts traveling to Japan,” 31 July 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/632678571); citing print edition, p.24

The Stuart News, “Stations win six Emmys,” 7 December 1992, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/886580679), citing print edition, p.D1

Andrew Marra, Bill DiPaolo, Eliot Kleinberg, Sun-Sentinel, “Shooter kills four in holiday rampage,” 28 November 2009, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/286398908); citing print edition, pp. 1, 3

Elinor J. Brecher, The Miami Herald, “Tragedy echoes ’73 murders, suicide,” 29 November 2009, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/658361525); citing print edition, p.14A

Carol Marbin Miller, Jennifer Lebovich, The Miami Herald, “Twin sisters silenced forever,” 29 November 2009, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/658361459); citing print edition, pp.1A, 14A

Robert Samuels, The Miami Herald, “Slain sisters’ voices heard again,” 1 December 2009, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/658492900); citing print edition, p.3B

Liz Balmaseda, The Palm Beach Post, “Without Makayla,” 25 December 2009, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/206748667); citing print edition, p.A1

John Lantigua, The Palm Beach Post, “”‘Pleasant’ motel guest rarely went out, explained to owner: ‘I’m just resting’,” 4 January 2010, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/208095494); citing print edition, pp. 1A, 8A

Jane Musgrave, The Miami Herald, “Pair sued over son’s spree,” 16 September 2011, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/654931364); citing print edition, p. 3B

Daphne Duret, The Palm Beach Post, “7 Life Sentences for Merhige: ‘He Will Never See the Light of Day’,” 28 October 2011, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/163645273); citing print edition, pp. 1A, 8A

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BREAKING – Idaho College Murders

Payton drops onto your feed mid-week to give a clear timeline of the breaking Idaho College Murders. 4 University of Idaho college students are stabbed to death in their apartment… who did it? What do the police know?

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