On July 15th, 1976, in Chowchilla, CA, the largest kidnapping for ransom in United States history took place. FOX News Senior Correspondent Claudia Cowan and survivor Jennifer Brown Hyde discuss the case.
On July 13th, 25-year-old Carlee Russell allegedly went along an Alabama interstate missing after placing a 911 call. WBRC Anchor and Reporter Brittany Dionne explains the timeline of this shocking case and discusses the emotional impact it had on the Birmingham community.
The Bonanno crime family was one of the most feared crime syndicates within the New York City mafia scene. Former FBI Agent Joe Pistone reflects on his famous undercover work under the Donnie Brasco alias, separates fact from fiction when it comes to the mafia, and discusses the hardships associated with his line of work.
As we go about our everyday lives, it's easy to forget the possible dangers we face on a daily basis. Retired Supervisory Special Agent with the United States Secret Service Jeff James shares the importance of situational awareness and gives listeners tips for street crime prevention and self-defense.
For years, the state of Washington was shrouded in mystery as bodies of women began appearing across the state. Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Mark Safarik worked on the case as part of the bureau's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit. He discusses the victimology of the case, the evolution of Yates's crimes, and his experience testifying in Yates's trial.
Friday, July 14th, 2023 police arrested Rex Heuermann in Massapequa Park, Long Island, in connection with the infamous Gilgo Beach murders. Attorney and Retired NYPD Paul Mauro discusses his participation in the investigation and provides insight into the case, as well as the killer's evolution.
Details reported by the Houston Police Department revealed they believe Rudy Farias was only missing for one day and spent the rest of his 8-year 'disappearance' within his own home. FOX 26 Reporter Matthew Seedorff breaks down the bombshell details tied to the case.
On August 23rd, 2002, 21-year-old Michelle Knight was kidnapped, making her the first victim of Ariel Castro. Michelle, who now goes by Lily Rose Lee, discusses her time in captivity and shares the remarkable story of her rescue.
On February 13th, 2017, 13-year-old Abby Williams and 14-year-old Libby German went missing during what should've been a fun hiking trip in Delphi, Indiana. Journalist Áine Cain and Attorney Kevin Greenlee, co-hosts of The Murder Sheet podcast, discuss details surrounding the Delphi murders case.
Hollywood is no stranger to the romanticization of the mafia. Famed actor and writer Chazz Palminteri shares how he drew inspiration from his encounters with the mafia growing up in order to write A Bronx Tale.
An unthinkable tragedy struck Clermont County, OH, when on June 15th, 2023.,32-year-old Chad Doerman allegedly shot and killed his three sons execution-style. FOX 19 Anchor and Host of Cincinnati's Crime Vault Podcast Jessica Schmidt details the horrific case.
In 2011, a man operating under the pseudonym, "Dread Pirate Roberts," created the Silk Road, a dark web black market used for selling drugs, weapons, and illegal services. Former FBI Special Agent Chris Tarbell discusses the inner workings of the dark web, and how the FBI managed to uncover the Silk Road's notorious kingpin.
Artificial intelligence is a rapidly evolving form of technology making its way into many facets of life. ER Physician and CEO of Convo GPT Dr. Harvey Castro explains how his A.I. software, "Sherlock Holmes," can be used to provide users with information about various crimes.
The Gambino crime family was known as one of the most formidable crime syndicates in New York City. Retired FBI Special Agent Jack Garcia shares how he cultivated the undercover identity of Jack Falcone in order to successfully infiltrate the Gambino crime family.
On Saturday, June 10th, 2023 Unabomber Ted Kaczynski was found dead in his federal prison cell at age 81. Retired FBI Profiler Dr. Mary Ellen O'Toole shares her reaction to Kaczynski's death and discusses her involvement in the Unabomber case.
Crime scene cleaners Tom DeSena and Junior Lallbachan provide an in-depth look at their line of work. They share stories from some of their most shocking jobs, discuss their toughest cleaning challenges, and even give some cleaning advice for listeners at home.
On May 24th, 2023 62-year-old Raul Meza Jr. called the police and confessed to the murder of his 80-year-old roommate, Jesse Fraga, just four days earlier. KTBC FOX 7 Anchor John Krinjak and Reporter Angela Shen discuss the latest news surrounding Meza's arrest and the ongoing investigation into his potential connection to past murders.
Jeffrey James is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with the United States Secret Service presidential detail served as the case manager for John Hinckley Jr. and shares details about Hinckley's life, the assassination attempt, and how the incident changed the way the Secret Service ran operations.
On the night of May 3rd, 2007, British 3-year-old Madeleine McCann went missing while on a family vacation to Portugal. FOX News London-based Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Greg Palkot joins with updates from the latest search operation in Portugal.
On the day she was to be wed, Yale graduate student Annie Le's body was found hidden in the lab in which she worked. Retired New Haven Police Lieutenant Lisa Dadio discusses her involvement with the investigation.
Before he was known as the Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo was known as the "East Area Rapist" by law enforcement. retired Undersheriff in the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, Carol Daly reflects on her involvement on the case as the sole female investigator.
Throughout the 1970s and 80s, the Golden State Killer terrorized families across California. Retired FBI Agent and lead profiler on the Golden State Killer case Julia Cowley shares how her work played a pivotal role in the investigation.
Kerri Rawson, author and daughter of the infamous "BTK" serial killer, Dennis Rader, shares details from her childhood with a serial killer father, the impact the revelation had on her life, and how she learned to overcome the traumatic discovery.
On April 29th, 2023, 29-year-old Lauren Heike was killed in broad daylight while hiking on a community trail in Phoenix, Arizona. CEO of Girls Fight Back Nicole Snell shares key self-defense strategies so people can live without fear.
On the night of July 8th, 2006, Yolanda Silvera was carjacked, sexually assaulted, and shot by New Jersey serial killer Noah Cuebas. Retired East Orange Detective Joseph Juliano and Yolanda Silvera share discuss her remarkable recovery.
Sonny Franzese was one of the most formidable mobsters in America, he rose through the ranks of the Colombo Crime Family, ultimately earning the title of "underboss." Former Colombo Caporegime Michael Franzese shares the details why he ultimately chose to walk away from the life of crime.
With just one piece of DNA, scientists can identify both violent criminals and human remains, bringing answers to even the most mysterious cold cases. Chief Genetic Genealogist at Parabon Nanolabs CeCe Moore explains.
Former Federal and State Prosecutor Jonathan Fahey led the federal case against Jorge Avila-Torrez's crimes. Jonathan explains how a confession was obtained and details from the trial in the case against Torrez.
In October 2002, a series of sniper attacks terrorized residents of Washington D.C., and the surrounding area. Retired U.S. Marshal Bill Sorukas shares how he became involved in the Beltway Sniper case and how he was able to track down the shooters.
Known for their leather jackets and motorcycles, becoming a member of the mysterious Hells Angels is a feat that's as difficult as it is dangerous, retired ATF Special Agent Jay "Jaybird" Dobyns did just that.
The art of Ken Perenyi is remarkable, but it's extremely difficult to detect which pieces are his. Ken describes his 34-year career of forgery and explains how he tricked some of the world's most famous art experts along the way.
Former Secret Service Special Agent and Liason to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Jeffrey James explains how the federal government is activated when a missing persons case occurs.
In 1999, four women are found dead in Yosemite National Park. Former FBI Agent Jeffrey Rinek was the lead investigator on the case and shares details from the investigation, as well as how he was able to obtain a confession from the killer himself.