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Author: Shane Waters

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For more than 6 years Foul Play™️ has been creating crime series based on our own investigation. Our cases are introduced in individual seasons and feature interviews from involved parties. We have helped to identify 3 Jane Doe victims, solve a serial killer case from the 1980s, and continue to work on the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy as featured in Netflix's docu-series 'The Keepers'. Hosted by crime journalist Shane Waters & Wendy Cee
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Catherine Winters was only nine years old when she disappeared from her hometown of New Castle, Indiana on March 20th, 1913. Catherine's disappearance remains the oldest Unsolved Disappearance in the state of Indiana, as well as one of the oldest in the United States. Featuring Author Lisa Perry. Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comYou can support our show at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayFollow and interact with us:Twitter - @thefoulplaypodInstagram - @itsfoulplaypodJoin in on the discussion on our private facebook group:Foul Play - Crime Podcast Discussion GroupSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
While exploring an old museum in Wabash, Indiana - Shane discovers the old basement holds a secret. Join Shane as he sits down with a Historian to discuss why there is a box in the basement of the Wabash County Historical Museum that is full of the bones of a mid-1800s serial killer. This episode was recorded at the Wabash County Historical Museum in Wabash, Indiana. Visit their website at WabashMuseum.org.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comYou can support our show at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayFollow and interact with us:Twitter - @thefoulplaypodInstagram - @itsfoulplaypodJoin in on the discussion on our private facebook group:Foul Play - Crime Podcast Discussion GroupSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
'Septic Tank Sam'

'Septic Tank Sam'

2017-10-0208:43

April 13, 1977 - Tofield, Alberta, Canada. Charlie and his wife Mavis McLeod decided today they will start installing a new septic tank on their rural property. The sky was clear, the sun was bright, and the temperature was a warm 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit - a perfect day for such a project. Until they find human remains in the old septic tank. **DISCLAIMER: This episode features graphic detail that may not be suited for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.**Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comYou can support our show at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayFollow and interact with us:Twitter - @thefoulplaypodInstagram - @itsfoulplaypodJoin in on the discussion on our private facebook group:Foul Play - Crime Podcast Discussion GroupSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
Early Tuesday morning on April 10th, 1933, freshly fallen snow surrounds Johnson's farmhouse in Chisago County, Minnesota. The dark night air is chilly, and outside the house is a flatbed truck packed full of the family's belongings. Later this day the family is going to move into a new home... at least that was the plan. This is the story of the death of Alvira Johnson and her 7 children, and the disappearance and manhunt of her husband Albin. Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comYou can support our show at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayFollow and interact with us:Twitter - @thefoulplaypodInstagram - @itsfoulplaypodJoin in on the discussion on our private facebook group:Foul Play - Crime Podcast Discussion GroupSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
Marie Spannhake

Marie Spannhake

2017-10-3123:05

Marie was 18 years old when she went missing, she was last seen wearing a sweater and blue jeans. She and her fiance had gone to an indoor flea market at Eagles Hall in Chico, CA, on January 31, 1976. It was there that an argument ensued between the two. Marie decided that she was going to go home, before leaving the market she stopped to ask for directions as she wasn’t very familiar with the area. Marie would then set out alone, on foot, walking down the side of a Chico street. That would be the last time anyone ever saw Marie again.That is until a lady comes forward years later with a crazy story about abduction, rape, torture, and murder. Join us on this episode as we discuss this case fully, with narration performed by Justin Rimmel.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comYou can support our show at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayFollow and interact with us:Twitter - @thefoulplaypodInstagram - @itsfoulplaypodJoin in on the discussion on our private facebook group:Foul Play - Crime Podcast Discussion GroupSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
Today is Father's day, so I wanted to share with you a special story about a tragedy that happened in my own family. On November 14, 1979, my dad was hit by a drunk driver - after 42 days in a coma he defied the doctors and woke up. My dad, and my family, were never the same again - but the question remains on if some things happen for a reason. If my dad were never in this horrific accident, I never would have been born.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comYou can support our show at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayFollow and interact with us:Twitter - @thefoulplaypodInstagram - @itsfoulplaypodJoin in on the discussion on our private facebook group:Foul Play - Crime Podcast Discussion GroupSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
This is a short special episode for Halloween 2018. Shane shares a story about a haunted forest in Peru, Indiana.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comYou can support our show at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayFollow and interact with us:Twitter - @thefoulplaypodInstagram - @itsfoulplaypodJoin in on the discussion on our private Facebook group:Foul Play - Crime Podcast Discussion GroupSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
Happy Halloween from the Foul Play team! This special bonus episode includes the history of Halloween and how different cultures celebrate it. Of course, any good Halloween episode wouldn't be complete with some creepy true stories...To answer the special question email: shane@itsfoulplay.com Episode Sponsorship:Nutrafol.com - Promo code "FOULPLAY" : 20% off plus free shipping! Support our show by supporting us on Patreon.Visit our website to learn more: itsfoulplay.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
The first of April is widely regarded as an unofficial holiday reserved for pranks and hoaxes that seem too ridiculous to be believed yet are surprisingly enough to fool several hundreds of people. The pages of history are littered with such incidents, from claims of a flying saucer to news reports of a shocking theft.  For decades now, individuals – and even, reputable organizations – have been trying to outdo each other with the craziest yet most believable tales. These may not always result in laughs, but they do make for pretty good stories! In this episode, we’ll dive into three of the strangest pranks to have ever been carried out on April Fools’ Day. Given how outlandish they were, it’s hard to believe that they managed to fool thousands of people across the world! Visit us at itsfoulplay.comEpisode Sponsors:Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play!For 10% off your first 3 months of the Ritual Multivitamin go to Ritual.com/foulGet 15% off your first order when you use promo code FP15 at american-giant.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
(Part 1) I’ve been receiving requests from some of you to release the three podcasts I created years ago on the 1964 unsolved murder of Beverly Jarosz. These 3 episodes were among the first podcasts I ever created,  and it was under the name American Crimecast. You will hear interviews from Beverly’s sister Carol along with her mother Eleanor. I am very saddened to share that Eleanor has since passed away. On December 28th, 1964, sixteen year old high school junior Beverly Jarosz was slain in her home in Garfield Heights, Ohio.  Almost 52 years later we sat down with her family. This is her story.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
(Part 3) I’ve been receiving requests from some of you to release the three podcasts I created years ago on the 1964 unsolved murder of Beverly Jarosz. These 3 episodes were among the first podcasts I ever created,  and it was under the name American Crimecast. You will hear interviews from Beverly’s sister Carol along with her mother Eleanor. I am very saddened to share that Eleanor has since passed away. On the 52nd Anniversary of Beverly Jarosz's 1964 Garfield Heights, Ohio Murder - we interview the Lead Detective in Beverly's case. GHPD Detective Carl Biecki provides an insight on the case, discussing avenues explored in 1952, 2003, and today. Together with case-expert Diane McClellan and Detective Carl Biecki we further explore our leading suspect Harry Joseph Madol. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
(Part 2) I’ve been receiving requests from some of you to release the three podcasts I created years ago on the 1964 unsolved murder of Beverly Jarosz. These 3 episodes were among the first podcasts I ever created,  and it was under the name American Crimecast. You will hear interviews from Beverly’s sister Carol along with her mother Eleanor. I am very saddened to share that Eleanor has since passed away. Beverly Jarosz was slain in her Garfield Heights, Ohio home on December 28th, 1964. An unknown person made the decision to end this 16 year old's life by strangling her with a rope, and viciously stabbing her 42 times. On this Part 2 episode we will be speaking with an expert and discussing who we feel may have murdered Beverly.  Our #1 Suspect: Harry Joseph Madol. Several reasons and the history of Madol is revealed in this episode.  Featuring a reading of a Medium who lead us to find Madol as our primary suspect. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
Witnessed: Borderlands

Witnessed: Borderlands

2021-09-0806:42

Listen to Witnessed: Borderlands, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you're listening! Find Witnessed: Borderlands here on Apple Podcasts.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
With numerous female victims, this series of murders remains an unsolved murder mystery. This introduction episode will tell you a little about the Redhead Murders, which was investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) initially thirty years ago. This episode introduces the only victim whose identity is known, Lisa Nichols. Lisa was 28 at the time of her murder and was originally from West Virginia. There is no publicly shared photo of Lisa, and not much is known about her life and past. Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comYou can support our show at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayFollow and interact with us:Twitter - @thefoulplaypodInstagram - @itsfoulplaypodJoin in on the discussion on our private facebook group:Foul Play - Crime Podcast Discussion GroupSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
This is the second episode in our series on the Redhead Murders. With numerous female victims, this series of murders remains an unsolved murder mystery. Shane visits the site where the victim covered in episode one was found, and Gemma Hoskins joins the podcast to help find answers to who these women are and who is responsible for their murders. Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comYou can support our show at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayFollow and interact with us:Twitter - @thefoulplaypodInstagram - @itsfoulplaypodJoin in on the discussion on our private facebook group:Foul Play - Crime Podcast Discussion GroupSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
In our third installment in the series on the Redhead Murders, you hear from a young lady that believes the Jane Doe found murdered inside a fridge in 1985 Barbourville, Kentucky, is her mother. With numerous female victims, this series of murders remains an unsolved murder mystery. Join host and investigative podcaster Shane Waters, alongside Netflix's Docu-Series 'The Keepers' grassroots investigator Gemma Hoskins as they explore this forgotten serial killer case.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comYou can support our show at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayFollow and interact with us:Twitter - @thefoulplaypodInstagram - @itsfoulplaypodJoin in on the discussion on our private facebook group:Foul Play - Crime Podcast Discussion GroupSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
Traveling to Elizabethton, Tennessee, Shane speaks with a Sociology class at Elizabethton High School about the Redhead Murders. This semester they have been challenged by their teacher to study and report on the Redhead Murders. After discovering my podcast, I traveled to their school to hear about the work they have done so far. On this episode, you hear from these students as they read to you their 8-page Profile of the person responsible for these murders. To express that we all do believe that these six women were victims of a serial killer, I challenged the class to give him a name. The Bible Belt Strangler. With numerous female victims, this series of murders remains an unsolved murder mystery. Join host and investigative podcaster, Shane Waters, alongside Netflix's Docu-Series 'The Keepers' grassroots investigator Gemma Hoskins as they explore this forgotten serial killer case.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comYou can support our show at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayFollow and interact with us:Twitter - @thefoulplaypodInstagram - @itsfoulplaypodJoin in on the discussion on our private facebook group:Foul Play - Crime Podcast Discussion GroupSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
Join Shane as he travels to Barbourville, Kentucky to trace the steps the Bible Belt Strangler made when he killed an innocent victim along 25E. With numerous female victims, this series of murders remains an unsolved murder mystery. Join host and investigative podcaster, Shane Waters, alongside Netflix's Docu-Series 'The Keepers' grassroots investigator Gemma Hoskins as they explore this forgotten serial killer case.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comYou can support our show at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayFollow and interact with us:Twitter - @thefoulplaypodInstagram - @itsfoulplaypodJoin in on the discussion on our private facebook group:Foul Play - Crime Podcast Discussion GroupSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
Shane travels again to Elizabethton, Tennessee, to join the high school sociology class at a press conference to tell the world about the Redhead Murders and the Bible Belt Strangler. With numerous female victims, this series of murders remains an unsolved murder mystery. Join host and investigative podcaster, Shane Waters, alongside Netflix's Docu-Series 'The Keepers' grassroots investigator Gemma Hoskins as they explore this forgotten serial killer case.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comYou can support our show at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayFollow and interact with us:Twitter - @thefoulplaypodInstagram - @itsfoulplaypodJoin in on the discussion on our private facebook group:Foul Play - Crime Podcast Discussion GroupSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
Join Shane as he drives the same route the Bible Belt Strangler took after he picked up the Redheaded Jane Doe from King's Truck Stop In Barbourville, Kentucky. You will also hear about the stories of two other redheaded women who were almost kidnapped around the same place and time as our murder victim. Are they related or is it a coincidence? With numerous female victims, this series of murders remains an unsolved murder mystery. Join host and investigative podcaster, Shane Waters, alongside Netflix's Docu-Series 'The Keepers' grassroots investigator Gemma Hoskins as they explore this forgotten serial killer case. Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comYou can support our show at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayFollow and interact with us:Twitter - @thefoulplaypodInstagram - @itsfoulplaypodJoin in on the discussion on our private facebook group:Foul Play - Crime Podcast Discussion GroupSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/itsfoulplay)
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Comments (21)

Laurie

From Canada, Quebec. My diocese has gotten a huge scandal in the last 10 yrs, victims are still fighting in court. I’m behind them 100% but I’ve gotten good friends and one I call grandpa and believe me, he wasn’t part of anything and other priests (retired I know) that are on the victim’s side and don’t have contact with the abusers. Tbh, at 42 I don’t know what I believe in but I don’t attend church and my grandpa (retired priest of 88) loves me as I am. Was raised no religious beliefs, atheists. Converted in 2000 and left in 2013. I questioned too much for some ppl. I agree about the devil in organized religion. Love the podcast guys

Apr 10th
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Abby Dalbey

Hearing that letter at the end gave me insane goosebumps

May 18th
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Christopher Band

What a convoluted story.

May 10th
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Tina Tova

Audio is terrible 😭 Garbled !

Jan 28th
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Tina Tova

As far as West Memphis police helping you,I highly doubt you'll EVER get a good answer or even an acknowledgement from that pack of wolves! I'm sure you recall the WM3 ! I however will share what information do I get from your podcast on social media and see if maybe this will go viral! Surely family and friends across the country know of a red headed family or friend missing!

Jan 21st
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Christopher J. Perez

not sure I like all the over the phone interviews I can barely understand what there saying

Jan 7th
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Lisa Skaggs

The first time I heard your voice Gemma , I knew you were a special person to everyone you touch. Even though you didn't know at the time, you were. You are definitely someone I would want on my side in a fight for truth.

Dec 19th
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NW

My heart goes out to Charles...he was royally f*&cked over. The Catholic Church should be so unbelievably full of shame. Maskell stole his innocence and, in turn, a chance at a normal life. I am disgusted to my core. I wish great blessings to Charles and thank him for his extreme bravery.

Nov 29th
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NW

The possible link between Billy and "Father" Maskell could be blackmail...if Maskell knew of his lifestyle it would have been easy for him to threaten to "out" Billy and strong arm him into murder. As Sister Cathy lived in the same apartment complex, Maskell could have witnessed Billy's relationships, or if one of Billy's lovers confessed it, he could have learned it that way... (p.s. this podcast is brave and helpful and a blessing)

Nov 14th
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Nancy Lapus

v✂️📍📌

Oct 3rd
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Andrea Will

#icaresam 💘 this podcast. views from an actual PI give a great factual & victim sensitive account of #truecrime cases

Sep 25th
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Virtiga Shyne

I couldn't get past the "uh"s

Aug 1st
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Terri L.

I was wondering about the weigh station scenario in regards to Barboursville since she was found in a refrigerator. that maybe via the cb he heard of a mobile weigh station setup nearby at that time and he had to ditch the body early.

Jul 19th
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D Hull

wow 4 minutes of commercials. really makes you not want to listen.

Jun 7th
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Terri L.

Thinking of how you were trying to put the signifignance at seeing the stone, I think it is a sense of justice for one of the victims. He tried to discard them to be forgotten but this town did not let that happen and that is justice in its own right.

May 17th
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Meemee Krebbs

Thank you Shane and friends for making a real difference for these victims and their families!

May 13th
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Robert West

There is a young lady that has gone missing in Kokomo Indiana! Her name is Karena McClerkin. She has been gone for awhile. All her family wants is to find her! After hearing how you are trying to get justice for those ladies on your podcast The red head murders, I did leave them a comment about your podcast. Hopefully they will reach out to you!

May 13th
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Liz Ranahan

I LOVE this podcast!!!! So glad I found it a few months ago. Honestly, I cannot remember the last time I listened to the"real" radio!!!! In my Jeep = PODCAST TIME!!! Keep up the awesome work!!!!!!

Mar 17th
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Mary O.

can't wait for this new podcast! #psychicsleuth

Jun 29th
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