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Case 162: Lawrence Haggart

Case 162: Lawrence Haggart

2020-11-2101:16:2530

In the early hours of Saturday, March 16 1996, John Haggart awoke to the acrid odour of something burning. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Milly Raso, Elsha McGill & Erin Munro Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/casefile) – Post your jobs for FREE Rothy’s (https://rothys.com/casefile) – Washable, Woven Flats & Shoes Made from Recycled Plastic DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com/) – Get 25% off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘FILES’ MVMT (https://www.mvmt.com/casefile) – Biggest Black Friday sale with FREE shipping and FREE returns Article (https://www.article.com/casefile) – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-162-lawrence-haggart (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-162-lawrence-haggart/)
The Vanishing of Vivienne Cameron delves deep into the murder of Beth Barnard and the disappearance of Vivienne Cameron, as previously covered on episode 80 of Casefile.  Join us and true crime author Vikki Petraitis as we take you back to Phillip Island to understand - what really happened that night.....and where is Vivienne? Listen here: https://phillipislandpodcast.com
[Part 2 of 2] In the summer of 1997, Cedar Lodge owner Gerald Fisher hired a young man to carry out general maintenance duties and upkeep... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill  Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Noom (http://noom.com/casefile) – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/casefile) – Post your jobs for FREE Liquid IV (https://www.liquid-iv.com/) – Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ for 25% off your order For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-161-the-yosemite-sightseer-murders-part-2 (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-161-the-yosemite-sightseer-murders-part-2/)
[Part 1 of 2] In early 1998, three tourists were sound asleep at the Cedar Lodge hotel near California’s Yosemite National Park. At around 2 am, they woke to the sound of something rattling. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill  Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: FightCamp (https://joinfightcamp.com/casefile) – Try FightCamp for 30 days DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com/) – Get 25% off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘FILES’ Feals (https://feals.com/casefile) – Become a member and get 50% off and free shipping for your first order BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/casefile) – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Quip (https://www.getquip.com/casefile) – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-161-the-yosemite-sightseer-murders-part-1 (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-161-the-yosemite-sightseer-murders-part-1/)
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret. Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.” Listen today at http://wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_Casefile
Case 160: Beverly McGowan

Case 160: Beverly McGowan

2020-10-2401:13:3862

On Thursday, July 19 1990, Florida resident Steve McGowan received a letter in the mail from his 34-year-old sister, Beverly. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched and written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Beer52 (https://www.beer52.com/casefile) – Get 8 German craft beers for free – just pay the £5.95 postage ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/casefile) – Post your jobs for FREE Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) – Download Best Fiends for free SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Liquid IV (https://www.liquid-iv.com/) – Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ for 25% off your order For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-160-beverly-mcgowan (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-160-beverly-mcgowan/)
Case 159: James Craig Anderson

Case 159: James Craig Anderson

2020-10-1001:19:2757

In the early hours of Sunday, June 26 2011, James Anderson, who went by his middle name of Craig, found himself in a predicament – he had locked his keys inside his car... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Article (https://www.article.com/casefile) – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Noom (http://noom.com/casefile) – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) – Download Best Fiends for free DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com/) – Get $5 off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-159-james-craig-anderson (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-159-james-craig-anderson/)
Case 158: Russell Martin

Case 158: Russell Martin

2020-10-0301:05:1260

Bev was hoping that her brother Russell would return for the biggest event on the town's calendar - The Stawell Gift... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched and written by Eileen Ormsby Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/casefile) – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Rothy’s (https://rothys.com/casefile) – Washable, Woven Flats & Shoes Made from Recycled Plastic Simplifi (https://www.simplifimoney.com/) – Start your free 30 day trial today  For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-158-russell-martin (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-158-russell-martin/)
***Warning: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence*** Donna Summers led Laura Fletcher into the managers’ office, before locking the door behind them. She informed Laura that a police officer had accused her of robbing a customer... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched and written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Liquid IV (https://www.liquid-iv.com/) – Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ for 25% off your order DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com/) – Get $5 off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Quip (https://www.getquip.com/casefile) – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/casefile) – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-157-the-strip-search-scam (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-157-the-strip-search-scam/)
Case 156: Shergar

Case 156: Shergar

2020-09-1201:33:1647

When The Troubles began, fighting between the IRA and British soldiers from Northern Ireland was at an all-time high. Over the years, the IRA bombed political and economic targets... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Article (https://www.article.com/casefile) – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/casefile) – Post your jobs for FREE SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) – Download Best Fiends for free Noom (http://noom.com/casefile) – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-156-shergar (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-156-shergar/)
Case 155: Danniella Vian

Case 155: Danniella Vian

2020-09-0501:26:3475

By 4:00 pm, Julie still hadn’t heard from Danniella. She went over to her apartment, only to find the note the building manager had pinned to the front door was still there... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Written by Eileen Ormsby Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com/) – Get $5 off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Chasing Charlie (https://play.acast.com/s/chasingcharlie) – Listen to the new true-crime podcast now For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-155-danniella-vian (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-155-danniella-vian/)
Case 154: Steven Stayner

Case 154: Steven Stayner

2020-08-2902:08:49100

Monday, December 4 was a regular day in the Stayner household. After breakfast, Kay inspected her four eldest children to make sure they were presentable for school, while the youngest Cory wasn’t yet old enough to attend. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/casefile) – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Quip (https://www.getquip.com/casefile) – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-154-steven-stayner (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-154-steven-stayner/)
Case 153: Anni Hindocha

Case 153: Anni Hindocha

2020-08-1501:41:3078

Approximately one hour later, at 11:12 pm, a 33-year-old government employee named Simbonile Matokazi was returning to his home near the Cape Flats township of Khayelitsha... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Raycon (http://buyraycon.com/casefile) – Get 15% off your order of Raycon wireless earbuds with promo code ‘CASEFILE15’ ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/casefile) – Post your jobs for FREE Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) – Download Best Fiends for free For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-153-anni-hindocha (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-153-anni-hindocha/)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this episode contains the names of people who have passed away. The families of Cindy and Mona Lisa Smith have given Casefile permission to air this content. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Article (https://www.article.com/casefile) – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-152-cindy-mona-lisa-smith (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-152-cindy-mona-lisa-smith/)
In the early afternoon of Tuesday, February 5 2002, Saint Croix County Medical Officer Marty Shanklin headed over to The O’Connell Family Funeral Home to conduct a routine visit. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/casefile) – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Quip (https://www.getquip.com/casefile) – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Function of Beauty (https://www.functionofbeauty.com/casefile) – Get 20% OFF your first order of fully customised shampoo Deep Cover: The Drug Wars (https://www.deepcoverpod.com/) – Listen to a new crime podcast brought to you by Pushkin Industries For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-151-dan-oconnell-james-ellison (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-151-dan-oconnell-james-ellison/)
Although the Australian outback was isolated and sparsely populated, work was available in the small towns and stations along the fence for men who were willing to tough it out in the harsh conditions... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Article (https://www.article.com/casefile) – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial The Alienist: Angel of Darkness (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8856008/) – Watch new season’s premiere on Sunday, July 19th on TNT  Raycon (http://buyraycon.com/casefile) – Get 15% off your order of Raycon wireless earbuds with promo code ‘CASEFILE15’ Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) – Download Best Fiends for free For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-150-the-murchison-murders (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-150-the-murchison-murders/)
Case 149: Anan Liu

Case 149: Anan Liu

2020-07-1101:21:2787

Thinking the toddler might have been lost, the couple approached and attempted to speak to her. When she didn’t respond, they beckoned a Victoria Rail employee over to see if he could help... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Function of Beauty (https://www.functionofbeauty.com/casefile) – Get 20% OFF your first order of fully customised shampoo Babbel (https://www.babbel.com/) – Learn a new language and make it your own Nutrafol (https://nutrafol.com/) – Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ for 20% off your order For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-149-anan-liu (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-149-anan-liu/)
Case 148: The Miyazawa Family

Case 148: The Miyazawa Family

2020-07-0401:13:2093

On the morning of Sunday, December 31 2001, Haruko tried to phone her daughter, as she did most mornings, but the call wouldn’t go through. By 10:00 am, Haruko still hadn’t seen or heard from Yasuko or the rest of the family and she began to worry... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Noom (http://noom.com/casefile) – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today Babbel (https://www.babbel.co.uk/) – Learn a new language and make it your own For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-148-the-miyazawa-family (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-148-the-miyazawa-family/)
Two days had gone by and Dominic hadn’t heard from his girlfriend Julie Dart. Then, on the morning of Friday, July 12, Dominic received an unexpected visit from his sister, who had found a handwritten envelope addressed to him amongst her mail... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched and written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Function of Beauty (https://www.functionofbeauty.com/casefile) – Get 20% OFF your first order of fully customised shampoo LegalZoom (https://www.legalzoom.com/) – Where life meets legal. Use promo code CASEFILE for special savings Article (https://www.article.com/casefile) – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-147-julie-dart-and-stephanie-slater (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-147-julie-dart-and-stephanie-slater/)
When Emma reached the front door of Brittany Phillips apartment, she knocked but there was no response... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Written by Jessica Forsayeth Additional writing and editing by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Philo (https://philo.tv/casefile) – Get 25% off your first two months of live & on-demand TV Quip (https://www.getquip.com/casefile) – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-146-brittany-phillips (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-146-brittany-phillips/)
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Robbin Mccollum

this was so sad 😥! Unbelievable what these pieces of S*** did! #TrueCrime #casefile

Nov 24th
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Robbin Mccollum

well done, as always!

Nov 24th
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Robbin Mccollum

Interesting case!

Nov 24th
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😀😁😂🤣😃😄🤔🤔🤔

Yay! Peter Chaloner is back to commenting about a host of a podcast. Said no one EVER!!!

Nov 23rd
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Peter Chaloner

Implausible: the ever-gloomy presenter sounding cheery and enthusiastic about whatever trash product he is advertising. Return to the cataleptic speech mode, the only one in which you are believable.

Nov 23rd
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Sarah Black White

What did the numbers 101 mean?!

Nov 22nd
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BC

What the actual fuck

Nov 22nd
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BC

Who keeps letting violent sexual offenders out early on parole? also, an 18 month sentence? then a 5 year sentence when he violated his parole and attempted to rape another person? Ridiculous.

Nov 22nd
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Maribeth Garces

Was my favorite go to podcast. Ads are now overkill. Turning off.

Nov 20th
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Kate McKeon

This is the most shocking episode I've ever heard. I cannot believe the kids at that party!! disgusting animals. Leigh has never had justice they deserve but I hope this haunts them until the day they die.

Nov 19th
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Blair

they thank god?? wtf

Nov 19th
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Blair

ineducation and toxic religion - Hitchens would've had a field-day with ths

Nov 19th
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Ebbz

Fantastic story! Loved it! I always heard the Dutch came before the British, but this is something else... I wonder if the 2 banished were taken in by the aboriginal people.

Nov 18th
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Justin (DGD)

So I tried to go back to listen to the actual case file and now it's just an ad for the other podcast. Is this going to keep happening? should I actively start archiving this show so I can revisit old episodes before they're turned into an ad for a related but separate podcast?

Nov 18th
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Nutella Toast

Pasta 🍝 or Pastor 🙏🏻

Nov 18th
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Paulo Lavigne

Why is the sound so low? So unlike Casefile!

Nov 18th
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Shawn Durand

In Australia, the killer is driving a Holden Commodore

Nov 17th
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Michael Carmody

reverend Don de cock 😂😂😂😂 priceless

Nov 17th
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Sallie Poultney

This is a fascinating case. I personally wonder whether Vivienne went home after dropping her husband to his sister, then thought he would go to Beth's so in a stage of madness went to Beth's to hope to catch them, or confront them. I don't think she killed herself. Maybe she killed Beth and hope Fergus would be framed for it and she could stay with the boys? Just so many questions.

Nov 14th
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Suzanne Hubbard Gerken

This is such an interesting case. Thank you for covering it. #Casefile True crime

Nov 7th
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