Episode 018 - Jimmy Hysell - Samantha Burns Conspiracy

July 24, 2017

A few weeks ago, a man named Jimmy Hysell posted on Facebook that his wife, Rebecca Bocook Hughes, disclosed information to him that there were bodies buried on her property … including the body of Samantha Burns.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with that case, Samantha Burns was a 19-year-old college student who went missing from Huntington, West Virginia back in November of 2002. Her vehicle was found abandoned in a secluded area and had been set on fire. It was still burning when police arrived on the scene. There was no sign of Samantha anywhere near the vehicle and her body has never been found. 2 men were convicted of her murder and are still incarcerated.

Since his initial Facebook post, Jimmy has created an internet spectacle that’s garnered attention from around the world. Whether you believe his tale or not is up to you.

 

 

True Crime Dungeon Intro: Very Creepy Song with Bells 2 by Nick Mervis

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Episode 017 - TCD TEN - Ten Cases of Stockholm Syndrome

July 13, 2017

TCD Ten is True Crime Dungeon's version of a compilation of ten people or events related to the true crime genre. Examples include, ten underage killers or ten deaths that occurred at a specific place.

Today's TCD Ten highlights Ten Cases of Stockholm Syndrome.

  • Sveriges Kreditbanken in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mary McElroy
  • Jaycee Lee Dugard
  • Elizabeth Smart
  • Steven Stayner
  • Natascha Kampusch
  • Elisabeth Fritzl
  • Colleen Stan
  • Mackenzie Phillips
  • Patty Hearst
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Episode 016 - The Green River Killer - Gary Ridgway

June 18, 2017

Serial killer Gary Leon Ridgway was born on February 18, 1949, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He held a job painting trucks for 30 years, was married three times and had a son. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Ridgway is believed to have murdered at least 44 women near Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. He was eventually caught in 2001, when a DNA sample taken from Ridgway in 1987 was tested and matched samples taken from the victims. In an interview, Ridgway told investigators he killed as many as 75-80 women, most of whom were prostitutes or runaways. He was finally convicted in 2003 and received multiple life sentences.

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Episode 015 - NEWS - 04/23/2017 - 04/29/2017

May 6, 2017

True crime in the news for the week of 04/23/2017 - 04/29/2017.

Updates:

  • The father of a long-missing Hawaii child known as “Peter Boy” has led investigators to a location on the Big Island where he says the boy’s remains are located.
  • The suspect in a racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of white men he targeted randomly on the street.

Stories:

  • Father of missing boy arrested after giving police contradictory statements
  • Slain woman's Fitbit data cited in murder case against husband
  • Man guilty of killing ex-FSU mascot over gumbo spices
  • Thai husband kills baby and himself on FB Live
  • Police bust cockfighting ring and recover 100 roosters
  • Vet tied up therapy dog before shooting it dead while being filmed
  • Woman held captive in pit inside neighbor’s backyard shed
  • 86 year old woman beaten to death on high school track
  • Man’s body found encased in concrete in a dumpster
  • 2 children missing after mother found dead in creek
  • Drunk driver hits 5 kids getting off school bus, killing 1
  • Man sentenced for using Xbox chat to ask for boys' nude pics
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Episode 014 - NEWS - 04/16/2017 - 04/22/2017

May 6, 2017

True crime in the news for the week of 04/16/2017 - 04/22/2017.

Updates:

  • Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hung himself in the prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, taking his life 5 days after being acquitted in the deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
  • A 50-year-old Tennessee teacher who vanished last month with a teen student is under arrest in Northern California.

Stories:

  • Suspect kills elderly victim on FB Live and threatens an “Easter day slaughter”
  • 8 year old girl kills 2 year old boy while unsupervised in daycare
  • Witch Nelda sentenced to life for child abuse
  • Etan Patz’s killer sentenced 40 years after murder
  • Suspect in custody after Fresno killing spree that left 3 dead
  • 10 year old autistic boy handcuffed at school
  • Woman faked 10 year old son’s death to raise money
  • 2 more doctors charged in female genital mutilation case
  • Navy SEAL faces child porn charges for filming abuse of a minor
  • Doctors and Pharmacists charged in $40 million kickback scheme
  • 2 men arrested after K2 drug infects 40 people
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Episode 013 - TCD TEN - Ten People Who Survived their Executions

April 29, 2017

TCD Ten is True Crime Dungeon's version of a compilation of ten people or events related to the true crime genre. Examples include, ten underage killers or ten deaths that occurred at a specific place.

Today's TCD Ten highlights Ten People Who Survived their Executions.

  • Maggie Dickinson - Survived even after being hanged for 30 minutes
  • Willie Francis - Survived his first execution attempt by electric chair
  • Joseph Samuel - Survived as the hanging mechanism got botched multiple times
  • John "Half-Hanged" Smith - Survived even after being hanged for more than 15 minutes
  • Romell Broom - Survived as they couldn't find a single usable vein to apply the lethal injection
  • William Duell - Survived being hanged and was back to full health the next day
  • John "Babbacombe" Lee - Survived a hanging as the trapdoor malfunctioned 3 times
  • Wenseslao Moguel - Survived being shot at close range by a firing squad
  • Zoleykhah Kadkhoda - Survived a stoning after being convicted of adultery
  • Anne Green - Hanged but came back to life after being given a Tobacco Smoke Enema
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Episode 012 - NEWS - 04/09/2017 - 04/15/2017

April 28, 2017

True crime in the news for the week of 04/09/2017 - 04/15/2017.

Updates:

  • Parents copy movie plot in an attempt to get away with the murder of their adopted son with special needs.
  • Three teenagers who beat a 16yo schoolmate to death in a bathroom have been charged.
  • Manhunt for “manifesto fugitive” Joseph Jakubowski ends after a 10-day manhunt.

Stories:

  • 4/10 - CO - Police officer throws woman face-first onto sidewalk
  • 4/10 - IL - Man shot to death in quarrel with father over who would walk dog
  • 4/10 - CA - School shooting murder/suicide leaves 3 dead & 1 injured
  • 4/10 - ME - Dad charged in infant son’s death 38 years later
  • 4/11 - PA - Man accused of abusing kids with dog shock collar, needles and pliers
  • 4/11 - Queensland, Australia - Aspiring rapper racks up $465 seafood bill before attempting an ocean getaway
  • 4/12 - PA - Woman using Ancestry.com discovers identity theft of baby for decades
  • 4/12 - NJ - Fugitive suspect in MS-13 slaying added to FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list
  • 4/13 - FL - “Cocaine Cowboy” caught after 26 years on the run
  • 4/13 - GA - Teen fatally beat and stabs grandparents with her boyfriend
  • 4/13 - MA - A woman raped in a state hospital cannot sue for damages
  • 4/13 - MI - Dr charged with genital mutilation on girls
  • 4/14 - CN - Elite boarding school details decades of sexual abuse of students
  • 4/14 - VA - Father convicted of killing infant son for life insurance money
  • 4/14 - MA - Aaron Hernandez found not guilty of 2012 double homicide
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Episode 011 - NEWS - 04/02/2017 - 04/08/2017

April 20, 2017

True crime in the news for the week of 04/02/2017 - 04/08/2017.

Updates:

  • 15 year-old boy arrested in connection with rape case that was broadcasted live on Facebook
  • Suspect in Cincinatti nightclub shooting indicted
  • Homeowner who shot three burglars not being charged
  • Couple selling baby on Craigslist have "done this before"

Stories:

  • The search of a girl missing after a double murder ends
  • Trial begins for girls charged in fatal high school bathroom fight
  • Girl jumps from moving car to escape kidnapper
  • Mother accused of abandoning her infant in a front yard
  • Lottery winner invests part of his $3m prize in meth ring
  • Roman Polanski’s bid to end sex abuse case is rejected
  • Man admits to killing 7yo son & feeding his body to pigs
  • Prosecution asks jury for "full justice" over barracks ambush
  • Woman who attacked "lazy" boyfriend with hammer sentenced
  • Woman charged for leaving paraplegic ex in woods to die
  • Sheriff arrested after causing an elderly woman’s heart attack
  • Rick Ross sentenced to probation in assault and kidnapping case
  • 11 year-old boy commits suicide after social media prank
  • Mayor accused of the sexual abuse of a teen back in the 1980s
  • Woman accused of choking girl for blocking Disney fireworks view
  • Parents accused of "gifting" teen daughter to "cult-like figure"
  • Man sent to prison for biting off girlfriend’s nose
  • Father of boy missing for 20 years pleads guilty
  • Sports doctor loses license after sexual assault accusations
  • Fake surgeon pleads guilty to operating on dozens
  • Manhunt on for suspect accused of stealing firearms and sending manifesto to Trump
  • Two pastors arrested for sex crimes against children
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Episode 010 - Virginia Tech Massacre

April 16, 2017

Seung-Hui Cho was born in South Korea in 1984. When he was about 8 years old, his family immigrated to the United States, where they ran a dry-cleaning business in Virginia. Picked on by other students at a young age, Cho was later described by his college professors as a troubled loner. He was twice accused of stalking female students in 2005, but neither victim filed charges. A suicidal statement by Cho to a roommate led to him being taken to a psychiatric hospital in December 2005, but he was released with orders to receive therapy as an outpatient. On April 16, 2007, Cho began his rampage by killing two students in a dormitory after 7 a.m. He later went to a classroom building and began shooting students and faculty members, killing 32 people and injuring several others around 9:45 a.m. The spree only ended when Cho turned one of his guns on himself, shooting himself in the head.

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Episode 009 - TCD TEN - Ten Most Unusual Deaths of the 1990s

April 15, 2017

TCD Ten is True Crime Dungeon's version of a compilation of ten people or events related to the true crime genre. Examples include, ten underage killers or ten deaths that occurred at a specific place.

Today's TCD Ten highlights the Ten Most Unusual Deaths of the 1990s.

  • 1991: Paen and Pan Yooket, 57 and 52
  • 1992: Greg Austin Gingrich, 38
  • 1993: Garry Hoy, 38
  • 1993: Brandon Lee, 28
  • 1994: Jeremy Brenno, 16
  • 1997: Santiago Alvarado, 24
  • 1999: Betty Stobbs, 67
  • 1999: Jon Desborough, 41
  • 1999: 3 unnamed Palestinians
  • 1999: Owen Hart, 34
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