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Reverie True Crime

Author: Paige Elmore

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Reverie means to daydream but sometimes when we drift off into our daydreams, they can morph into horrific nightmares. We may start to get lost in thoughts about the dark things occurring in the world and questioning these happenings in life. Who? How? When? Why? What?

From telling the stories of crimes to sitting down with victims and their families, Paige is passionate about all aspects. Shedding light on the dark, terrifying things that have happened and still happen in the world is very important to her.

Paige hopes that through these stories she can bring awareness to injustices and the scary reveries around us that hide in plain sight.

You can e-mail suggestions and even your personal paranormal/strange and/or crime related stories to
97 Episodes
Angela had quite a few children but she mainly focused her extreme abuse on her teenage daughter, Jeanette Maples. She tortured Jeanette for years and it progressively got worse. Jeanette succumbed to the maiming and torture at only 15-years-old. Also, child protective services absolutely failed Jeanette. Get ready for your blood to boil.Promo: The Springfield Three: A Small-Town DisappearanceFind the socials, Patreon, etc: are no sponsored ads in this episode but you can support me and any of these businesses that sponsor the podcast at any time: Get your first 10 minutes for $1,99 with the spiritual advisor of your choice. (Tarot reading, psychics and more!) Take care of yourself by getting online therapy with the therapist of your choice! Get sustainable, beautiful jewelry for yourself or someone you care about! Treat yourself or someone you love for the holidays! Use the discount code: TRUECRIME10 for a discount on snark and sarcasm delivered to your door every month! I absolutely love these subscription boxes! Snatch yours up today!SOURCES:
Churches are where people should feel safe to go worship. People with authority that have a duty to protect us are who we should trust. Our spouses are also people we love and believe would never hurt us. In this case, everyone is a suspect. Even the Son of Sam, David Berkowitz, gets entangled in this case. Arlis’ horrifying death happened in 1974 and wouldn’t be solved until 2018.Promo: Defense DiariesThank you to this week's sponsor, Ana Luisa!Find the perfect, beautiful and sustainable jewelry for you or someone you love at Discount code: TRUECRIMEFind all the socials, Patreon and more here:
Six teenagers, desperate to depart from their unhappy lives in Kentucky, got together to travel to New Orleans, Louisiana. The car they were in wasn’t going to make the whole trip. The teenagers agreed they may need to hijack a car from a random parking lot or a car dealership. Instead, they saw a van at a rest area and pulled in. This van belonged to the Lillelid family who never would have expected what would happen next.Promo: Black True CrimeThank you to BetterHelp for sponsoring the podcast!Get 10% off of your first month of online therapy at because YOU deserve it.Sources:
Curtis Flowers was taken into custody and convicted in 1997 for the quadruple murders that happened inside the Tardy Furniture store in Winona, Mississippi in 1996. The circumstantial evidence was weak but prosecutor Evans was damned and determined to get Curtis executed. Curtis was put on trial SIX times! He maintained his innocence and fought for over 20 years for his freedom.Promo: Mysteries of the UnexplainedThank you to Keen for sponsoring the podcast! You’ll only pay $1.99 for the first 10 minutes of your call with a Keen spiritual advisor!SOURCES:,may%20be%20a%20new%20trial.
Welcome to our last October episode collab! First, I’ll tell you about the murder of Candace Towns. She lived in Macon, Georgia and went missing. On Halloween she was found by public workers…Next, CJ will tell you about Andrea Balcer. Andrea was a teenager at the time and is trans. She killed her family and major trigger warning: their dog.THANK YOU TO TODAY’S SPONSOR: Code: TRUECRIMEPromo: Bloody Happy HourFind all socials, contact info and more here:
Welcome to episode four of this October sinister series with me and my amazing friend C.J. from Beyond the Rainbow: True Crimes of the LGBT!For 20 years, Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez fought to prove their innocence. They were accused of doing horrible things to their nieces. This was all during the time of the Satanic Panic witch-hunts. These four Latina lesbians were battling against myths, homophobia and much more in their fight to get exonerated.Promo: Haunting History PodcastInfo:Patreon: Merch: Facebook: Instagram: ReverieTrueCrime@gmail.comSOURCES:,underlying%20forensic%20science%20is%20flawed.
19-year-old Sage Smith was on her way to meet 21-year-old Erik McFadden for a date on the evening of November 20th, 2012. Her stepsister is sure she saw her around 6:40PM on the phone, down the street from the bus stop she was at. That lines up with the phone records, too. From there…Sage disappeared. This case gets so strange because a lot of people start to disappear. What is happening? Where is Sage? Her case officially went from a missing person investigation to a homicide investigation in 2016. If anyone has any information regarding Sage’s disappearance you are urged to call the Charlottesville Police Department (434) 970-3280 or call the WE HELP THE MISSING -TIP LINE (866) 660-4025There‘s a $20,000 reward for anyone who can tell authorities where her body is or who is involved with her disappearance that leads to an arrest. Stay tuned for Patreon shoutouts at the end of the episode!Promo: AloreingWebsite:
We’re back with episode three of our sinister series!First, I’ll tell you the story of a woman who was inspired by Practical Magic to kill her husband via witchcraft.C.J. will be telling you about a Tinder date that goes terribly wrong and may scare you out of trying to find a partner online ever again. This one is rough and involves a witch cult.Promo: The Nerdy PhotographerYou can find all the socials and ways to support the show on the website!
In July of 2016, 16-year-old LaShaya snuck out of her house. She left everything behind that one would take if they planned to run away. Everything indicated she planned to come back home. What happened to LaShaya? Where was she going? A LOT of tips came in and what’s believed to have happened to her is horrifying.Promo: Zodiac SpeakingWebsite:
For this episode, we’re headed down under. First, C.J. tells the first story of Stacey Mitchell being murdered by her fake friends. 19 year old Valerie Parashumti, was a sexually-motivated sadist who drank blood as part of a vampire subculture. Valerie and her lover, 21 year old Jessica Stasinowsky, took the life of 16 year old Stacey Mitchell.Next, I’ll tell you about Tracey Wigginton, dubbed “The Lesbian Vampire Killer”. She was heavily into vampirism, drinking the blood of animals and wanted to feed on a man. She and her lover, Lisa, along with two other friends made this happen. Sadly, 47 year old Edward Baldock was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. Promo: Small Town SecretsWebsite:
On March 9, 2019 in Grove, Oklahoma a trans woman from the Cherokee Nation went missing in the middle of the early morning and has yet to be found. Where is Aubrey Dameron? Someone knows something.If anyone has any information, you’re urged to call the FBI at (918) 664-3300 or Cherokee Nation Marshal Service (918) 207-3800Promo: Riddle Me That! True CrimeWebsite:
Happy Spooktober!!This month C.J (from Beyond the Rainbow: True Crimes of the LGBT) and I will be giving you a sinister series!Today, I’ll be giving a brief overview of the Salem witch trials and C.J will tell you what was going on in Europe right before the witch hunts started in the USA. She will also tell you about two so-called witches. Plus, a girl on TikTok who thinks she and her significant other…well, you’ll see!Promo: A Nefarious NightmareFind the socials, Patreon, merch and more here:
China Arnold is proof that just because you give birth, it doesn’t always make you a mother. She had given birth just recently to 28-day old, Paris Talley. China and Paris’ father, Terrell Talley, got into a crazy, drunken argument at the park. When they got home, Terrell went to a friend’s place and for some stupid, horrible reason, later that night…China decided to take the life of this sweet, precious baby girl. The motive isn’t clear. There are two possible motives. None of which are acceptable, of course. This story is a really sad one. 🙏🏻 Rest in Paradise, Paris.Even though this episode is not about a babysitter hurting a child, it made me think about it and I wanted to include some resources for that.Resources for background checks on babysitters:https://www.kidsit.com The Trail Went ColdSponsor: Get a discount on stunning jewelry at Discount code TRUECRIMEPatreon: https://reverie-true-crime-podcast.creator-spring.comTwitter:
David was 16-years-old and the outcast of his Catholic family. He had depression that was getting progressively worse. For six months he said he was going to kill his parents. Nobody took him seriously. After one, seemingly small, argument with his father about the music David was listening to…he totally snapped.Promos: Reddit on Wiki and CriminologyThank you to today’s sponsor, Ana Luisa!Get a discount on sustainable, stunning jewelry at Discount code: TRUECRIMEPatreon: https://www.reverie-true-crime-podcast.creator-spring.comFacebook:
Alton and Debra both suffered from developmental disabilities. When they met, they became partners in crime. Rape. Murder. Robbery. Torture. Children. Adults. Nothing and no human life was off limits for these two. They went on a chaotic crime spree covering six states. In the end, one was executed and the other was imprisoned for life.Thank you to this week's sponsor www.AnaLuisa.comFind the perfect, beautiful and sustainable jewelry for you or someone you love at Discount code: TRUECRIMEPromo: Morbidology• Ways to Support the Podcast + Social Media •Patreon: Merch: Facebook: Instagram: ReverieTrueCrime@gmail.comSOURCES:
December 8, 2004 would change the lives of so many people and shocked the nation. This was the night that a guy named Nathan Gale busted into the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Ohio while Dimebag Darrell’s new band, Damageplan, were playing their first song. He ran on stage and bullets flew. This is the story of the victims, Nathan Gale and how this tragedy is a little complicated and sad across the board.Thank you to today's sponsor https://www.smartassandsass.comOrder the super fun, snarky and cute subscription box of your choice! Use the code TRUECRIME10 for a discount on an already great price!!Promo: The Jury RoomMental Health Resources:SAMHSA’s Free National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) to Support the Podcast:Patreon: Merch: -Socials and Contact Info:Facebook: Instagram: ReverieTrueCrime@gmail.comMusic:*CEZ 4439 Narrative Guitar* Cézame Music* Nils Lamouche* Walking the LandSOURCES:
All murders are horrible, but this one takes it to a whole new level. The details of her case are not for the faint of heart. It's the kind of crime that you think no human could commit. Junko Furuta went through hell for 44 days, and never truly got justice. Why were the perpetrators of Japan's most horrifying murder let off so easily? Let us know what you think. Email us at podcast@crimeandcompulsion.comTrailer : The Jury Room Podcast Promo: Ignorance Was Bliss & Let's Start a Cult Sources: content warning by Kevin,discovered%20in%20a%20concrete%20drum.
Joseph was adopted into an extremely abusive couple’s home as a baby and it was all downhill from there. As he went on to have children of his own, and grow more deranged, he told his 13 year old son, Michael, God had ordered him to kill people. God also demanded him, he said, to cut off the penises of little boys. Joseph asked his 13 year old son if he wanted to go on this “divine mission” with him and the little boy, Michael, enthusiastically said yes. They would go on to commit some of the most heinous crimes, murdering two children and one adult along the way.Promo: Wicked Crimes South AfricaThank you to this episode’s sponsor, Smartass and Sass! Get the subscription box of your choice and use the code TRUECRIME10 for a discount! You’ll love these boxes as much as I do! It’s filled with badass and cute products! Ways to Support the ReverieTrueCrime@gmail.comSOURCES:,%20Joseph%20_spring%202007_.pdf
CW: This is a Patreon exclusive episode where I played with sound effects. The second story, urban legend or not, may be upsetting for some listeners. It does include sound effects of babies crying.Urban legends, are they real or are they stories simply passed down from generation to generation? Who’s to know for sure?One episode will make you think twice about swimming in a river and one challenges you to go to Kingman, Arizona…if you dare.Thank you to my sponsors, Smartass and Sass!Go to and get your snarky, fun subscription box valued at $90 or more! These boxes start as low as $34.95 and with my code TRUECRIME10 you will get a discount!Podcast Promo: Unforbidden TruthLINKSWebsite: Merch: Facebook: Instagram: ReverieTrueCrime@gmail.comSOURCES:
CW: This episode does contain talks about pedophilia but doesn't go into detail about the little girls being hurt in that way. The subject is brought up along with child-trafficking. It's not really graphic, I just wanted to warn anyone who doesn't want to even hear the "p" word or anything like that. It is important to me to bring awareness to the topic and this case. Thank you Nix, from South Africa, for bringing this case to my attention and suggesting it.Gert and his girlfriend, Joey, were snatching up little girls left and right in and around Pretoria, South Africa. Victims that are known and/or suspected: Joan Horn (13), Rosa Piel (9), Odette Boucher (11), Anne-Marie Wapenaar (12), Joan Booysen (16), Tracy-Lee Scott-Crossley (14), Janet Delport (16), Yolanda Wessels (12) and Fiona Harvey (12). There are possibly many others.To this day, none of the girls, except possibly ONE (you have to hear this) has ever been found. This case has my mind reeling. Tell me what you think happened to these girls after you listen to this episode. I definitely agree with the retired South African Police Detective, Don Chandler.Also, I’d love your thoughts on Fiona Harvey.This is yet another, in my opinion, case of crappy police work and lazy investigations.…or a possible cover up.If you have ANY information you can e-mail Don Chandler at or call 061-487-2570.Podcast Promo: Murder in My Family•Website:•Patreon:•Merch:•Twitter:•Instagram:•Tumblr:•Facebook:•Contact: ReverieTrueCrime@gmail.comSOURCES:
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he did not do these violent and sexually degrading things to her because he was "mad at Stanford" ffs. he did these things for sexually sadistic psychopath reasons. but the flawed reasoning behind the explanations conjured up by dudes, to explain the horrific actions of other dudes, is terrifying in itself.

Nov 23rd


if looking into this case one may take note that there is consideration for reduced sentences. One of these inmates, Karen Howell, has sure capitalized on her sex appeal in her efforts for a reduced sentence. it is disgusting and infuriating. Justice for the Lillelid family. And justice for all survivors of all forms of abuse and neglect, including sexual abuse, who are already unjustly stigmatized as it is -- but are even further stigmatized every time some evil POS does something horrible like this and then tries to blame it on their history of abuse. I do think it is vital to understand how a person with a history of abuse. or a person with learning disabilities, may be more susceptible to manipulation and coercion, and more prone to being lured in and preyed on by psychopaths.

Nov 17th


Thank You, Lady, but I cared for the first episode, not this one. This one just seems to have a lot of she said, he said fillers. The original was from the heart. Thank You.

Oct 6th


Thanks You. I love you , too. “Humans” are such a disgrace to themselves and every other living thing.

Oct 6th

Bo Kelley

WOW ......disguisting excuse for a man....what is he? A doctor want to be ?

Jul 22nd

Annilee Perkins

Couldn't hear/understand 95% of the interview of Bryan because of all the background noise. It would've been better if you'd read a transcript of it.

May 3rd

Jocelyn Allan

Why are 911 operators, universally, terminally idiotic morons? Is it a job requirement? Do they just hire the applicants with the tiniest IQs? it's truly painful to hear their dialogues.

Mar 1st
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thank you for doing an episode on these two. For some reason they are always over looked. I am from north of this area, but from what I was told, everyone was terrified and locked their doors. a couple other midwest murders.. The Clutter Family - Truman Capote wrote the book on the called "In Cold Blood" Sydney Loofe murder - this was very recent the trials just ended this last fall.

Mar 1st
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Brooke Mason

hey a friend said I should check this out. just started listening and loving it already!

Jan 3rd
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