Crime & Justice
In the Spotlight
The MrBallen Foundation – Founder of MrBallen Productions and top true crime podcast host, John Allen, announces a nonprofit to honor victims and support families affected by violent crimes.
Missing Daughter of Texas Murder Victims Found After 40 Years – Missing for more than 40 years, the daughter of two Texas murder victims has been found alive and well by the Office of the Texas Attorney General’s brand new Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit.
True Crime on Youtube – For fans of true crime Youtube offers a multitude of channels dedicated to crime and justice. As with everything that offers a large collection of possibilities it isn’t always easy to know where to begin tuning in.
Podcasts & Streams
Killer’s Vault Podcast – Narrated by Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts and hosted by celebrated actress Elisabeth Rohm of Law and Order, the podcast will go inside the mind of each serial killer, revealing disturbing childhood memories, the thrill of taking lives, and their express desire to kill again.
Robert Riggs Honored for Best True Crime Podcast – Robert Riggs and the True Crime Reporter™ podcast announced today that it has been honored for Best True Crime Podcast in the 25th Annual Webby Awards.
The Officer’s Wife – This unusual “who done it” asks the question was this a suicide or a devious plan of a husband to be rid of his wife?
The answers don’t come easily as narrator Brendan Keefe guides listeners through a complicated story via first-person and police interviews and statements. The series is well-researched and presented. Brendan Keefe has won many awards in journalism, including a Peabody Award, a duPont-Columbia Award, and five National Edward R. Murrow Awards.
It has been fifteen years since the night Jennifer Cave set out to celebrate her new job at a law firm with companion Colton Pitonyak.
When Jennifer failed to show up for her first day of work her mother knew that this was unlike her daughter and something was very wrong.
Two days later Jennifer’s body was found at a condominium complex, The Orange Tree.
The Vanished – Hosted by Marissa Jones, the weekly podcast had its debut in February 2016. With more than 240 episodes, this popular podcast has recieved more than 50 million downloads.
“Covering missing persons, one episode at a time,” the stories of the missing are told by those who were close to the victims and through police and investigators involved with the cases.
Homicide At Rough Point – Emmy-winning investigative reporter proves that Doris Duke, the richest woman in America, got away with murder.
Ann Rule – Rule’s career began as an officer with the Seattle Police. She began writing about crime in 1969, under the pen name of Andy Stack, for True Detective magazine and went on to publish dozens of true crime books. I have enjoyed her books for more than thirty years. Rule had a gift for quickly drawing her audience in. Each case is a page-turner!
In the News
Spam & Scam – 68.4 million Americans have fallen victim to a phone scam in the past 12 months; a large jump from 59.4 million in 2021 and 56 million in 2020.
Americans Consider Relocating Due to Increased Violence – According to data from the Gun Violence Archive, the United States saw a significant increase in gun violence in 2020 and recorded the highest toll in 20 years. With a lack of gun control, these numbers only continued to rise in 2021, with over 160 mass shootings – categorised as incidents involving four or more victims – occurring between January 1st and April 26th.