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Hosts Nic and the Captain invite you to grab a chair, grab a beer and join them as they talk some true crime. This is no ordinary garage: it’s a rabbit hole of true crime, with a generous supply of alcohol and banter to lighten the load. From international atrocities to heinous stories on (US) home turf, dive head-first into a different case each week, and enjoy a cold one whilst your there. 




If you consider yourself an armchair detective, you’re in the right place, and you’re amongst friends. For the mystery-seeker, True Crime Garage presents an archive of missing persons, unsolved and cold cases, plus accounts of infamous serial killers and chilling solved cases. 




True Crime Garage has just one rule: don’t litter. Remember to not take yourself too seriously because if you do, nobody else will. 




Missing persons (including):




Maura Murray 

Brandon Lawson 

Asha Degree

Wiliam Tyrell

Emma Fillipoff

Brian Shaffer

Jaliek Rainwalker 

Madeleine McCann

Jennifer Kesse




Unsolved cases (including):




Mitrice Richardson 

Kendrick Johnson

JonBenet Ramsey

The Delphi murders

OJ Simpson

The Tylenol Murders 

Elisa Lam

The Photo: Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon 

The West Memphis 3 

Amy Mihaljevic







Serial killers (including):




The Long Island Serial Killer (LISK)

Zodiac 

Ted Bundy

The Backpacker: Ivan Milat 

BTK: Dennis Rader

John Wayne Gacy 

Jeffrey Dahmer 

Edmund Kemper

Ed Gein




Solved cases (including):




Chris Watts

The Unabomber 

John Lennon 

Scott Peterson

Son of Sam

Columbine

Room 309: Sidney Teerhuis-Moar

Kenneka Jenkins

Rae Carruth
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The Twin Cities Weepy Killer /// Part 2 /// 772 Part 2 of 2 www.TrueCrimeGarage.com In the early 1980s a deadly man was stalking the women of the Twin Cities.  He used different weapons and methods to kill his victims.  Often after a kill, the act was followed by a phone call claiming responsibility for the murder.  Why were these calls seemingly part of the killer’s M.O.?   What purpose did they serve?  Was it an act of remorse or just to taunt the protectors of these cities?  A man known as the “Weepy Voiced Killer” successfully killed women and left them on the side streets and back alleys of Minneapolis and Saint Paul and he got away with it for two years.  Beer of the Week - Mortal Bloom, Hazy IPA by Founder’s Brewing Company Garage Grade - 4 and a quarter bottle caps out of 5  More True Crime Garage can be found on Patreon and Apple subscriptions with our show - Off The Record.  Catch dozens of episodes of Off The Record plus a couple of Bonus episodes and our first 50 when you sign up today.  True Crime Garage merchandise is available on our website’s store page.  Plus get True Crime Garage Pod art that you can post on your socials on our Media page.  Follow the show on X and Insta @TrueCrimeGarage / Follow Nic on X @TCGNIC / Follow The Captain on X @TCGCaptain  Thanks for listening and thanks for telling a friend.  Be good, be kind, and don’t litter! 
The Twin Cities Weepy Killer /// Part 1 /// 771 Part 1 of 2 www.TrueCrimeGarage.com In the early 1980s a deadly man was stalking the women of the Twin Cities.  He used different weapons and methods to kill his victims.  Often after a kill, the act was followed by a phone call claiming responsibility for the murder.  Why were these calls seemingly part of the killer’s M.O.?   What purpose did they serve?  Was it an act of remorse or just to taunt the protectors of these cities?  A man known as the “Weepy Voiced Killer” successfully killed women and left them on the side streets and back alleys of Minneapolis and Saint Paul and he got away with it for two years.  Beer of the Week - Mortal Bloom, Hazy IPA by Founder’s Brewing Company Garage Grade - 4 and a quarter bottle caps out of 5  More True Crime Garage can be found on Patreon and Apple subscriptions with our show - Off The Record.  Catch dozens of episodes of Off The Record plus a couple of Bonus episodes and our first 50 when you sign up today.  True Crime Garage merchandise is available on our website’s store page.  Plus get True Crime Garage Pod art that you can post on your socials on our Media page.  Follow the show on X and Insta @TrueCrimeGarage / Follow Nic on X @TCGNIC / Follow The Captain on X @TCGCaptain  Thanks for listening and thanks for telling a friend.  Be good, be kind, and don’t litter! 
Brian Shaffer Interview ////// 770Part 1 of 1 www.TrueCrimeGarage.com How did Brian Shaffer a 27 year-old man at the time just simply disappear?  It's a question Columbus Police detectives and thousands from central Ohio have been asking for more than 18 years.  Brian Shaffer, was a medical student at The Ohio State University.  As legend has it; he walked into a campus bar and was never seen walking out.  Brian vanished after going out with friends on the evening of March 31st, 2006 to celebrate the beginning of spring break.  According to friends during the early morning hours of April 1st, Brian was separated from them, and they assumed he had gone home. Shaffer has not been seen or heard from since.  Columbus police have several theories about what happened; some suspicion has been directed at a friend.  While foul play is suspected, it has also been speculated that Brian might be living somewhere under a new identity.  Today we bring to you an interview with Columbus Police Sergent John Hurst who was the lead investigator in the Shaffer case.  Conducting the interview is the Captain and investigative journalist Maggie Freleng.  Beer of the Week - Henna Chocolate, Praline, Macaroon by More Brewing Company Garage Grade - 4 and a half bottle caps out of 5  Follow True Crime Garage on X and on Instagram - @TrueCrimeGarage. Please consider leaving a positive review for the show on your favorite podcast listening app.  Thanks for listening and thank you for telling a friend! 
Robert Pickton /// Part 2 /// 769Part 2 of 2 www.TrueCrimeGarage.com This week we tell the tale of Robert Pickton, Canada’s most infamous serial killer.  Robert Pickton was a pig farmer turned serial killer who hit it big with the sale of a large portion of the family farm.  Instead of using his riches for good, he hosted drug and alcohol fueled parties on his disgusting farm at a place called “The Piggie Palace.”  Around this same time women started to disappear from a seedy area of Vancouver, known as “The Low Track.”  It took the police longer than it should have to learn that they had a problem, a big one.  Some mysteries remain with this case.  No one is certain how many people Pickton killed.  It also would seem like he must have had some help along the way.  Who else is responsible?  Beer of the Week - Batsquatch by Rogue Ales and SpiritsGarage Grade - 5 out of 5 bottle caps  Check out our store page and sign up for the mailing list at www.TrueCrimeGarage.com Subscribe and listen to True Crime Garage Off The Record on Patreon and Apple subscription. 
Robert Pickton /// Part 1 /// 768 Part 1 of 2 www.TrueCrimeGarage.com This week we tell the tale of Robert Pickton, Canada’s most infamous serial killer.  Robert Pickton was a pig farmer turned serial killer who hit it big with the sale of a large portion of the family farm.  Instead of using his riches for good, he hosted drug and alcohol fueled parties on his disgusting farm at a place called “The Piggie Palace.”  Around this same time women started to disappear from a seedy area of Vancouver, known as “The Low Track.”  It took the police longer than it should have to learn that they had a problem, a big one.  Some mysteries remain with this case.  No one is certain how many people Pickton killed.  It also would seem like he must have had some help along the way.  Who else is responsible?  Beer of the Week - Batsquatch by Rogue Ales and SpiritsGarage Grade - 5 out of 5 bottle caps  Check out our store page and sign up for the mailing list at www.TrueCrimeGarage.com Subscribe and listen to True Crime Garage Off The Record on Patreon and Apple subscription. 
A Murder so Cold  //////  767 www.TrueCrimeGarage.com On Friday, January 21st 1994 Evelyn Fleck’s nude body was found in her backyard by a neighbor who saw the 37 year old’s foot protruding from beneath an old refrigerator.  The murder investigation that followed was conducted by the Kentucky State Police Ashland Post.  Now over 30 years later, the case remains unsolved.  Police have suspects.  This homicide is solvable.  Detectives are seeking and pursuing new information and leads.  Any of the investigating officers can be contacted by calling the Ashland Post at (606) 928-6421 Beer of the Week - Revenge of the Muffin Man by Susquehanna Brewing Company Garage Grade - 3 and a quarter bottle caps  Follow True Crime Garage on X @TrueCrimeGarage / Follow Nic on X @TCGNIC / Follow The Captain on X @TCGCaptain  Listen to True Crime Garage Off The Record where TCG breaks all of the rules and sometimes gets NASTY!!!  Now available on Apple Podcast Subscriptions and to everyone everywhere on Patreon.
Cabins by the Lake /// Part 2 /// 766Part 2 of 2  www.TrueCrimeGarage.com17 year old Belinda VanLith has been missing for fifty years now.  At the time of her disappearance she was described as five foot five inches tall, about one hundred ten pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.  Belinda was house sitting for a neighbor at the time.  She failed to attend her sister’s going away party on June 15th, 1974.  Her family contacted the Sheriff’s office and reported her missing the following day.  Accounts from that time have narrowed her disappearance to prior to the party.  Foul play is suspected.  Anyone with information about Belinda VanLith is asked to call the Wright County Sheriff’s Office at 763-682-7879 or 763-682-7637.  Hitchhiker IPA by Good People Brewing Company Garage Grade - 4 and a half bottle caps out of 5  Checkout our store and recommended pages by going to www.TrueCrimeGarage.com Listen to True Crime Garage Off The Record!!!  Now available on Apple Podcast Subscriptions and to everyone everywhere on Patreon. Follow True Crime Garage on X @TrueCrimeGarage / Follow Nic on X @TCGNIC / Follow The Captain on X @TCGCaptain 
Cabins by the Lake /// Part 1 /// 765Part 1 of 2  www.TrueCrimeGarage.com17 year old Belinda VanLith has been missing for fifty years now.  At the time of her disappearance she was described as five foot five inches tall, about one hundred ten pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.  Belinda was house sitting for a neighbor at the time.  She failed to attend her sister’s going away party on June 15th, 1974.  Her family contacted the Sheriff’s office and reported her missing the following day.  Accounts from that time have narrowed her disappearance to prior to the party.  Foul play is suspected.  Anyone with information about Belinda VanLith is asked to call the Wright County Sheriff’s Office at 763-682-7879 or 763-682-7637.  Hitchhiker IPA by Good People Brewing Company Garage Grade - 4 and a half bottle caps out of 5  Checkout our store and recommended pages by going to www.TrueCrimeGarage.com Listen to True Crime Garage Off The Record!!!  Now available on Apple Podcast Subscriptions and to everyone everywhere on Patreon. Follow True Crime Garage on X @TrueCrimeGarage / Follow Nic on X @TCGNIC / Follow The Captain on X @TCGCaptain 
Crystal Bradshaw ////// 764

Crystal Bradshaw ////// 764

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Crystal Bradshaw ////// 764Part 1 of 1  www.TrueCrimeGarage.comIn 2007 twenty eight year old Crystal Bradshaw was murdered in her home in Boiling Springs, South Carolina.  Unfortunately, this case has remained unsolved.  The night of the homicide, an unknown person was seen in the carport of the home.  This person left the scene before police arrived.  There is a composite sketch of this person.  Anyone with information should email TBrown@SpartanburgCounty.org OR call the Sheriff’s Office at 864-503-4556. Beer of the Week - Porchlyfe from Panther Creek Brews Garage Grade - 4 out of 5 bottle caps Go to www.TrueCrimeGarage.com and sign up on the mailing list.  For TCG Shirts and other merchandise visit the Store page.  Follow True Crime Garage on X @TrueCrimeGarage / Follow Nic on X @TCGNIC / Follow The Captain on X @TCGCaptain  Listen to True Crime Garage Off The Record - Available on Apple Podcast Subscriptions and to everyone everywhere on Patreon. Please HELP Ban the Van & Don’t Litter! 
John O’Keefe /// Part 2 /// 763Part 2 of 2  www.TrueCrimeGarage.comThis week we respond to the many requests to cover the John O’Keefe case / Karen Read trial with two hours of Garage coverage.  John O’Keefe was a veteran officer with the Boston Police Department.  Sadly, he was killed in January of 2022.  His body was recovered in the snow at the property of another law enforcement officer.  John's girlfriend Karen Read is accused of hitting John with her vehicle and leaving him to die.  The State says it’s murder.  The defense says it’s murder.  Now, hear what the Garage has to say.  Beer of the Week - Perception is Spoonfed by Vitamin Sea Brewing Garage Grade - 3 and a half bottle caps out of 5  Follow True Crime Garage on X @TrueCrimeGarage / Follow Nic on X @TCGNIC / Follow The Captain on X @TCGCaptain  Listen to True Crime Garage Off The Record where TCG breaks all of the rules and get NASTY, NASTY and sometimes even more NASTY!!!  Now available on Apple Podcast Subscriptions and to everyone everywhere on Patreon.
John O’Keefe /// Part 1 /// 762 Part 1 of 2  www.TrueCrimeGarage.comThis week we respond to the many requests to cover the John O’Keefe case / Karen Read trial with two hours of Garage coverage.  John O’Keefe was a veteran officer with the Boston Police Department.  Sadly, he was killed in January of 2022.  His body was recovered in the snow at the property of another law enforcement officer.  John's girlfriend Karen Read is accused of hitting John with her vehicle and leaving him to die.  The State says it’s murder.  The defense says it’s murder.  Now, hear what the Garage has to say.  Beer of the Week - Perception is Spoonfed by Vitamin Sea Brewing Garage Grade - 3 and a half bottle caps out of 5  Follow True Crime Garage on X @TrueCrimeGarage / Follow Nic on X @TCGNIC / Follow The Captain on X @TCGCaptain  Listen to True Crime Garage Off The Record where TCG breaks all of the rules and get NASTY, NASTY and sometimes even more NASTY!!!  Now available on Apple Podcast Subscriptions and to everyone everywhere on Patreon.
Katie Janness /// Part 2 /// 761 Part 2 of 2  www.TrueCrimeGarage.comIn July of 2021- 40 year old Katie Janness was walking her dog in a city park in Atlanta, Georgia when the two were attacked.  Piedmont Park was just a short walk from Katie’s home.  The two had walked together in the park many times.  But on this night both were attacked and stabbed by an unknown assailant.  Just before 1AM Katie’s partner Emma discovered Katie in the park and called 911.  Please help get justice for Katie Janness.  If you have any information please contact the Atlanta Police Department by calling 1(404) 614-6544 Beer of the Week - Weird & Gilly by Single Cut Beer Smiths Garage Grade 4 out of 5 bottle caps  Follow True Crime Garage on X @TrueCrimeGarage / Follow Nic on X @TCGNIC / Follow The Captain on X @TCGCaptain  Listen to True Crime Garage Off The Record.  Now available on Apple Podcast Subscriptions and to everyone everywhere on Patreon.
Katie Janness /// Part 1 /// 760 Part 1 of 2  www.TrueCrimeGarage.comIn July of 2021- 40 year old Katie Janness was walking her dog in a city park in Atlanta, Georgia when the two were attacked.  Piedmont Park was just a short walk from Katie’s home.  The two had walked together in the park many times.  But on this night both were attacked and stabbed by an unknown assailant.  Just before 1AM Katie’s partner Emma discovered Katie in the park and called 911.  Please help get justice for Katie Janness.  If you have any information please contact the Atlanta Police Department by calling 1(404) 614-6544 Beer of the Week - Weird & Gilly by Single Cut Beer Smiths Garage Grade 4 out of 5 bottle caps  Follow True Crime Garage on X @TrueCrimeGarage / Follow Nic on X @TCGNIC / Follow The Captain on X @TCGCaptain  Listen to True Crime Garage Off The Record.  Now available on Apple Podcast Subscriptions and to everyone everywhere on Patreon.
West Memphis 3 /// Discussion Part 2 of 2  www.TrueCrimeGarage.comJoin Nic & The Captain in the Garage for a riveting and energy filled discussion about the West Memphis 3 case.  This case and True Crime story continues to be one of the more debated cases of the 20th century, even after more than 30 years has passed.  Why can’t we as a collective community move on from this case?  Is it because the case manages to creep its way back into the headlines, over and over again?  Or, is it because at the end of the day we are all afraid that we may never know the truth about what happened in Robin Hood Hills, on May 5th, 1993?  We are still seeking justice for Steve Branch, Michael Moore, Christopher Byers, and their families.   Beer of the Week - Meloncholy by the good folks at Tactical Brewing Co.Garage Grade - 3 and a half bottle cap out of 5  Recommended Reading - A Harvest of Innocence; the untold story of the West Memphis Three murder case by Dan Stidham  Follow True Crime Garage on X @TrueCrimeGarage / Follow Nic on X @TCGNIC / Follow The Captain on X @TCGCaptain  Listen to True Crime Garage Off The Record.  Now available on Apple Podcast Subscriptions and to everyone everywhere on Patreon.
West Memphis 3 /// Discussion Part 1 of 2  www.TrueCrimeGarage.comJoin Nic & The Captain in the Garage for a riveting and energy filled discussion about the West Memphis 3 case.  This case and True Crime story continues to be one of the more debated cases of the 20th century, even after more than 30 years has passed.  Why can’t we as a collective community move on from this case?  Is it because the case manages to creep its way back into the headlines, over and over again?  Or, is it because at the end of the day we are all afraid that we may never know the truth about what happened in Robin Hood Hills, on May 5th, 1993?  We are still seeking justice for Steve Branch, Michael Moore, Christopher Byers, and their families.   Beer of the Week - Meloncholy by the good folks at Tactical Brewing Co.Garage Grade - 3 and a half bottle cap out of 5  Recommended Reading - A Harvest of Innocence; the untold story of the West Memphis Three murder case by Dan Stidham  Follow True Crime Garage on X @TrueCrimeGarage / Follow Nic on X @TCGNIC / Follow The Captain on X @TCGCaptain  Listen to True Crime Garage Off The Record.  Now available on Apple Podcast Subscriptions and to everyone everywhere on Patreon.
West Memphis 3 /// A Harvest of Innocence Part 2 of 2  www.TrueCrimeGarage.comAfter taking a listen once again to our West Memphis 3 case coverage from 2016 we have decided to revisit the case and get some additional thoughts from a perspective not yet heard on TCG.  Today we welcomed in Dan Stidham, the Defense Attorney for Jesse Misskelley Jr.  Mr. Stidham represented Jesse for many years and at some points was assisting Jason Baldwin as well.  He has since gone on to become a highly respected Judge in Arkansas.  While he is not a fan of the Alford plea, he remains one of the key figures in this case that helped the West Memphis 3 to finally get released from prison after serving 18 years.  This week’s recommended reading is - A Harvest of Innocence; the untold story of the West Memphis Three murder case by Dan Stidham  Follow True Crime Garage on X @TrueCrimeGarage / Follow Nic on X @TCGNIC / Follow The Captain on X @TCGCaptain  Listen to True Crime Garage Off The Record.  Now available on Apple Podcast Subscriptions and to everyone everywhere on Patreon.
West Memphis 3 /// A Harvest of Innocence Part 1 of 2  www.TrueCrimeGarage.comAfter taking a listen once again to our West Memphis 3 case coverage from 2016 we have decided to revisit the case and get some additional thoughts from a perspective not yet heard on TCG.  Today we welcomed in Dan Stidham, the Defense Attorney for Jesse Misskelley Jr.  Mr. Stidham represented Jesse for many years and at some points was assisting Jason Baldwin as well.  He has since gone on to become a highly respected Judge in Arkansas.  While he is not a fan of the Alford plea, he remains one of the key figures in this case that helped the West Memphis 3 to finally get released from prison after serving 18 years.  This week’s recommended reading is - A Harvest of Innocence; the untold story of the West Memphis Three murder case by Dan Stidham  Follow True Crime Garage on X @TrueCrimeGarage / Follow Nic on X @TCGNIC / Follow The Captain on X @TCGCaptain  Listen to True Crime Garage Off The Record.  Now available on Apple Podcast Subscriptions and to everyone everywhere on Patreon.
West Memphis 3 /// Jessie, Jason and Damien Garage Refill //////TrueCrimeGarage.comPart 3- Jessie, Jason and Damien We discuss some police tips and Jessie Misskelley, Jason Baldwin and Damien Echols. We will try to get to the bottom of it all. Are they guilty? If not who is, Mark Byers? Terry Hobbs? The strange man seen at the Bojangles? Join us for this double feature, the follow up to yesterday's show. Welcome to the after party! Beer of the week - Elvis Juice by Brew Dog Garage Grade - 4 out of 5 bottle caps Beer Fund: https://truecrimegarage.com/home
West Memphis 3 /// Timeline & Confessions Garage Refill //////TrueCrimeGarage.comPart 2- Timeline & Confessions We pick up right where we had left off... This week we look into the timeline of the parents of each of the victims and their movements on the night and morning of the search for the boys. We discuss some police tips and we introduce Jessie Misskelley, Jason Baldwin and Damien Echols. We will also go through not one but three confessions.Beer of the week - Elvis Juice by Brew DogGarage Grade - 4 out of 5 bottle capsBeer Fund: https://truecrimegarage.com/home
West Memphis 3 /// Robinhood Hills MurdersGarage Refill //////TrueCrimeGarage.comPart 1 - Robinhood Hills MurdersMay 5, 1993 between the hours of 8pm and 10pm three sets of parents called police and each reported their son to be missing. It was quickly determined the three 8 year old boys were last seen together and they may have wondered into the woods on the edge of the neighborhood. The following afternoon police pulled the three dead boys from a drainage ditch located in the Robinhood Hills woods. The findings and investigation would be the subject of many books and movies to come.Beer of the week: Reverberation by Memphis Made brewing companyGarage Grade 3-1/2 out of 5 Bottle caps
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Tony Lovell

I think it more likely that the weeping stuff is mockery and end zone dancing.

Jul 11th
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Mike Myles

I do you like the show. but I do not like the Captain! the guys clearly an idiot. Anytime he speaks it offers nothing to the show. You remove the captain, you get a far better podcast.

Jul 10th
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ID31664761

Did they find matching taillight pieces at the crime scene to match Karen’s car? I’m sorry if I missed that part! If so, anyone at the bar that night could have broken her taillight and took the pieces with them to plant OR she really did hit him. I don’t freaking know man but I wish I would’ve been a tree branch that night! Lol

Jul 7th
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KBB

3:05

Jul 3rd
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KC

great episode

Jul 3rd
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KBB

2:30

Jul 2nd
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Nim8

interesting

Jul 2nd
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Saffron_DE

I think it was the über driver. you don't call 911 from the Uber app and then change the drop-off address. I think something happened in the car, and the driver just took an address from his contact list. Did the driver not have a camera in the car? What about his cell phone information? I want more information about the driver!!

Jun 22nd
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m w

if the prosecution is shot down, its going to be because of that Proctor guy and the sloppy investigation. OMG, what kind of investigations are they doing there? Need to go back to school. I wonder how many of the right people get convicted??

Jun 19th
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Tony Lovell

if the police know Mr. Carport, they should say so, so people stop wondering about the sketch.

Jun 7th
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Saffron_DE

I wonder if he fell asleep on his mode of transportation and ended up in an unfamiliar area. Back then, it wasn't easy to make a phone call, and not as easy to get money from a bank if you needed it. He might have been robbed and then had a medical emergency. It's so hard to say.

Jun 4th
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Lord Kuro

That take out cup being by the body is a bad sign for her. If he wasn't hit right after he got out of the car holding it, he would either need to somehow still have it on him through a beating or he would need to be a litterbug that just happened to be dumped outside near where he dropped it, neither of which seems as likely as him being hit with it still in his hand.

May 29th
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Li

With 20 min of this I got from interested and following to sick of this case.

May 24th
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Li

They tryed to call 911 numerous times what have been told.

May 22nd
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Li

What about the bathing tour? What about they fell victim due to their organs? A planned operation.

May 22nd
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Ja'marriquemon

why would a lesbo be out walking in a park late at night. That's on her. oh well. dumb decisions have consequences.

May 22nd
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Li

Selling is decriminalised but byuing still criminal in serveras countries.

May 20th
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Really distracting that you can tell they are annoyed working with each other at this point and they are bickering while trying to tell the story.

May 12th
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Why do their voices sound weird this week

May 10th
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Stay Sea

I never thought I'd hear Joe Rogan cited as a source, but in this context it's not surprising

Apr 28th
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