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Author: Elisha Denza

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Do you love unravelling a good old fashioned whodunnit? Oh, honey. Me too. I’m Elisha, armchair detective and host of Dead On: A True Crime Podcast. Join me every Friday. We’ll dive into a case that scratches your itch for true crime, dark history, and mystery.
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On May 28 2018, Steven Augustine was brutally assaulted. After numerous surgeries and nearly two years in hospital, Steven finally succumbed to his injuries. Despite the fact Steven ultimately lost his life, his attacker was charged with assault in the third degree. And would serve just 72 days of a one year sentence. Leaving Steven’s mother, Donna Augustine, to fight tooth and nail to get justice for her son.What really happened to Steven Augustine? Let’s dive in and discuss the case.&n...
Lisa McVey Noland stared down one of Florida’s most notorious serial killers and lived to tell the tale. But not only that. She actually credits this harrowing encounter for saving her life. Sadly, Lisa’s childhood was incredibly horrifying and traumatic. It got so bad that Lisa actually planned to end it all. But a chance encounter with a hideous cretin showed her how much grit and determination she had left. Let’s dive into this unbelievable story of survival. And find out how Lis...
On March 29 2017, Raudha Athif's body was discovered in her hostel room on the Islami Bank Medical College campus. Despite the suspicious circumstances surrounding her death, authorities ruled her death a suicide. Leaving her family to fight for justice for the last four years.What really happened to Raudha? Let’s comb through the evidence and find out.Join the Facebook group to discuss the case:https://www.facebook.com/groups/dead.on.discussionEpisode Discovery FileCheck out the episode disc...
On December 15 1900, three keepers at the Flannan Isles lighthouse disappeared without a trace. Did these men suffer a tragic accident? Or was their fate sealed with something more sinister? Let’s unravel the curious case of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse Mystery.Episode Discovery Filehttps://www.deadonpodcast.com/episode-discovery/episode-57Support the Show.
Today we’re diving into a case from the history books. The legend and anti-hero of Australian folklore. The notorious bushranger Ned Kelly. While some believe that Edward ‘Ned’ Kelly was an idealist who fought for the rights of the common man and refused to be bullied by a corrupt police force. Others believe he was a no good, low down criminal who was driven by blood lust and greed. Once you've heard about his exploits, I'd love to hear what you think.Episode Discovery File https://www....
Two mysterious disappearances, decades apart. When each set of remains was finally discovered, both deaths were ruled undetermined. The truly unsettling part? The descendants were mother and son. To this day, their deaths remain shrouded in mystery. So what really happened to Marcia Moore and Christopher Roof?Episode Discovery File https://www.deadonpodcast.com/episode-discovery/episode-55Support the Show.
On December 11 2019, a mother and son headed out to sea for a three day boat trip. When they didn’t return to shore as planned, a family member reported them missing. The following day, a fisherman found their partially capsized boat. But hide nor hair of them has ever been seen again. What really happened to Felicity Loveday and Adrian Meneveau?Check out the episode discovery file https://www.deadonpodcast.com/episode-discovery/episode-54Join the Facebook group to discuss the case:https...
On the morning of October 16 2021, Ellie Smith awoke to find that her 4 year old daughter, Cleo, had disappeared in the middle of the night. Luckily, WA Police took the case very seriously straightaway. Kicking off an investigation that should serve as a framework for all missing persons cases. https://www.deadonpodcast.com/episode-discovery/episode-53Support the Show.
On the morning of March 27 2010, workers found Holly Bartlett lying beneath the MacKay Bridge. While her injuries looked far too severe for her to be alive, they were shocked to find that she was still struggling to breathe.After learning that Holly was blind and had been out drinking the night before, police decided she must have been disoriented and suffered a tragic accident. Case closed.What really happened to Holly Bartlett? Let’s dive in and try to put the pieces together. Episode ...
For nearly 40 years, it seemed like Robert Durst could get away with murder. No matter how many bodies piled up behind him, he managed to wriggle through cracks in the system. But eventually his own lies caught up with him. And this time, not even his piles of wealth and hubris could spare him. Episode Discovery Page https://www.deadonpodcast.com/episode-discovery/episode-51/ Support the Show https://www.patreon.com/deadonpodcast Support the Show.
In the early morning hours of January 5 2020, Clifton Cargill headed over to Bell’s Bicycle Shop in North Miami Beach to meet with his cycling team. As he waited for the other members to arrive, someone snuck up on him and murdered him. So far, his killer has evaded arrest. But someone knows something. And it’s only a matter of time before someone’s conscience gets the better of them.Special thanks to the lovely Kadie Cargill for sharing her father’s story with us.Episode Discovery File:https...
In this episode, Officer Jack and I chat about the most harrowing experience in his career as a police officer. And Jack shares all the goss about how he met his lovely wife, Sami the 911 Dispatcher. Check out the episode discovery file to get the full rundown about the episode: https://www.deadonpodcast.com/episode-discovery/episode-49/Support the Show.
In the early morning hours of October 5 1995, a freight train was making a run through Quirindi NSW. As the train rounded a bend, the driver noticed something lying on the tracks. Unfortunately it was far too late to stop. Sadly, the train ran over the body of Stephen Smith Junior. Despite the suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, police ruled his death a tragic accident. Leaving the Smith family to fight for justice for nearly 30 years.If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islande...
On December 31 1983, The Brisbane Express was heading northbound through Kempsey. Suddenly the crew noticed something lying on the tracks. Realising they didn’t have enough time to brake and stop. They continued on, feeling a noticeable bump as the train collided with whatever was on the tracks. They had no idea that they’d just run over the body of Lewis 'Buddy' Kelly.While the police chalked it up to a tragic accident. The Kelly family knew, deep down, that Buddy met with foul play.If you a...
On January 16 1988, a train driver was making a run from Tamworth towards Sydney. Shortly after leaving the city limits, the driver noticed something lying on the tracks. With horror, he realised it was a person. Unfortunately he wasn't able to brake in time. But was it really the train that killed the young man? Or was he the victim of foul play?This grim discovery kicked off a 30+ year fight to get justice. And revealed deep-seated roots of racism within the justice system.If you are Aborig...
Get pumped. Because this is the very first episode of Crime Time. Every month, we’ll be chatting with a fascinating guest who works in law enforcement, forensic science, or the legal system. So we can hear first hand accounts of crime from people who work the cases.In this episode, we’re chatting with Sami the 911 Dispatcher. And woo, does she have a story for you! Support the ShowIf you love Dead On, and I hope you do, please support the show on Patreon.Visit the WebsiteCheck out the Ep...
They’ve been called the Bonnie and Clyde of the 90s. The Evil Lovers. The Dangerous Duo. But one thing’s for certain. Marrying either Aurore or Peter was a dangerous proposition. Both of their spouses died in tragic accidents. Leaving both Peter and Aurore with a substantial amount of insurance money. As investigators unravelled the tangled web left behind, they realised it wasn’t an accident at all. It was murder.This episode is dedicated to Daniel Vaughan. He is a total legend. An emoji afi...
For three decades, Peter Dupas stalked the women of Melbourne. Every time he was released from prison, this unrepentant criminal would reoffend with increasing violence. Eventually claiming the lives of at least three women. This episode is dedicated to the effervescent Hayley Hepburn. She is a kick-ass supporter of the show on Patreon. A generally amazing human. And a landscaping wizard. I can’t stop, won’t stop banging on about how amazing she is. Thank you, Hayley!Support the ShowIf y...
On the morning of August 10 1991, Chawee Borders headed over to Wat Promkunaram to bring the Buddhist monks their daily meal. Instead, she discovered the bodies of nine people. Including five monks, a nun, the nun’s grandson, and a temple worker. But who would want to kill monks? And why? This episode is dedicated to the lovely Brandy Lewis. She is a kick-ass supporter of the show on Patreon. A sweetheart of the highest order. And protector of the realm. I refuse to cease describing how ...
The Piketon Massacre

The Piketon Massacre

2021-08-2036:31

On April 22 2016, eight members of the Rhoden family were shot to death in their homes. Sparing only the very young children, who would be unable to identify the killer or killers. But who would want to destroy this hard-working, salt of the earth family? And why?This episode is dedicated to the legendary Justin Wear. He is a kick-ass supporter of the show on Patreon. And I can’t bang on enough about how great he is. Thank you, Justin!Support the ShowIf you love Dead On, and I hope you do, pl...
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Debby Sullivan

Great podcast! Elisha has a great voice and a gift for storytelling

Nov 13th
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