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The Sedona Sweat Lodge Deaths Episode 6 – The Guru is Again: After serving time in jail, James Ray re-emerged within the self-help world once more, promoting his practices and teachings. He describes in his personal phrases what occurred in Sedona and the way he feels he’s realized from the tragedy. This doesn’t sit effectively with the households of the victims.

The Sedona Sweat Lodge Deaths Episode 5: Angel Valley: After our first episode launch this season, the proprietor of Angel Valley invited us to the grounds to indicate us the place the sweat lodge tragedy occurred. For the primary time in a decade, she sat right down to reply questions on how James Arthur Ray’s protection crew tried responsible her and her husband for the deaths through the trial.

The Sedona Sweat Lodge Deaths Episode 4: The Trial: James Arthur Ray was on trial for manslaughter for the deaths of three members. The testimony within the courtroom was fierce, highly effective, and tense. It was the primary time members shared harrowing particulars whereas taking the stand to explain what occurred to them. The 50-day trial led to an consequence no person anticipated.

“Little Miss No one” recognized after 62 years: It’s been a heartbreaking thriller for greater than 60 years, however due to a scientific DNA breakthrough, the identification of a murdered four-year-old woman often called “Little Miss No one” is lastly identified. Briana Whitney examines how authorities made the invention and what questions stay unanswered, together with who killed her.

The Sedona Sweat Lodge Deaths Episode 3: “Name 911!”: The sweat lodge exercise became a full emergency, as members have been passing out, vomiting, and foaming from the mouth. This was imagined to be the ultimate occasion to seek out enlightenment, however as an alternative it led to demise. Individuals have been searching for consolation from James Ray because the tragedy unfolded at midnight of evening, however he was seemingly nowhere to be discovered.

The Sedona Sweat Lodge Deaths Episode 2: The Non secular Warrior: It was the head of all James Ray occasions: the 5-day “Non secular Warrior” retreat. Individuals would pay hundreds of {dollars} to move to Sedona, Arizona and take part in eccentric actions to assist with private development. However considerations about all of it emerged years earlier than the tragedy, particularly in regards to the ultimate occasion of the retreat: the sweat lodge.

The Sedona Sweat Lodge Deaths Episode 1: The Guru: Within the 2000s, James Arthur Ray rose to fame as a key determine in a self-help motion that combined components of spirituality, “harmonic wealth,” and eccentric actions. Powered by appearances in “The Secret” and on TV with Oprah Winfrey and Larry King, he amassed a fortune and constructed an empire off of his hundreds of followers. Ray was on high of the world till a few of his followers felt issues weren’t fairly what they appeared…

The Arrest of Mr. Rape Torture Kill: A convicted intercourse offender who calls himself “Mr. RTK” (quick for Rape Torture Kill)—who additionally claims to have killed three boys and molested over 200 others—was arrested in Arizona after being free for over a 12 months. An try to succeed in out to the mom of one in all his sufferer’s on social media triggered the arrest. We hear from the sufferer’s mom and Mr. RTK as we go in-depth on this disturbing case.

Safari, Intercourse, Cash, and Homicide?: An African searching safari. A decades-long affair. Mail fraud. A mysterious demise. Years after a girl’s demise throughout a searching journey in Africa was dominated unintended, new sordid particulars led the FBI to cost her husband, a outstanding dentist, together with her homicide.

THE ZOMBIE HUNTER Episode 10 – Insane? Or Destined for Demise Row?: Bryan Patrick Miller is suspected in additional assaults than he’s been charged with. Will we ever actually know if he’s answerable for these? Briana and Morgan look into how the prosecutor’s choice to pursue the demise penalty may depart victims and their households with questions which might be by no means answered. We additionally study how an madness protection may finally set him free.

THE ZOMBIE HUNTER Episode 9 – Inside His House: A lot of the Zombie Hunter’s courtroom paperwork are sealed and the official police investigation was by no means launched. However Briana Whitney and Morgan Loew glean new particulars and new perception in regards to the case from those that coated Bryan Patrick Miller’s arrest and those that knew him.

THE ZOMBIE HUNTER Episode 8: To catch the Canal Murders killer, Phoenix Police detective Troy Hillman assembled a crew and tried exceptional—and broadly doubted—ways. His crew’s innovation was the one means an arrest was made. For years, Hillman was not allowed to discuss the case. However simply days after retiring, he sat down with us to debate it for the very first time.

THE ZOMBIE HUNTER: A Breaking Replace: As Bryan Patrick Miller stays in jail dealing with expenses within the deaths of 22-year-old Angela Brosso and 17-year-old Melanie Bernas, a decide simply made a major ruling that may form how this case will play out.

The unusual & grisly demise of Benjamin Anderson: On December 31, 2021, family and friends of Benjamin Anderson have been unable to get ahold of him. A wild collection of occasions, together with a harmful automobile chase on Phoenix streets, ended with the invention of a burned automobile, Benjamin’s physique, and a bunch of unanswered questions.

THE ZOMBIE HUNTER Episode 7 – New State, New Victims: Within the early 2000s, Bryan Patrick Miller moved to the Pacific Northwest. Three brutal and bloody assaults towards three girls coincided with Miller’s time within the metropolis of Everett, Washington. Investigative reporter Morgan Loew traveled to Everett to retrace Miller’s steps in an effort to reply the query: Are there extra victims?

THE ZOMBIE HUNTER Episode 6 – Up Shut and Private: As this season continues, extra persons are coming ahead to share their first-hand experiences with Bryan Patrick Miller. From his neighborhood, to a church, to the time of Miller’s arrest, hear the main points of those chilling face-to-face encounters.

THE ZOMBIE HUNTER Episode 5: An Alarming Encounter: After listening to our preliminary episodes, a girl contacted us and shared a terrifying encounter she claims she had on the canal path the evening Angela Brosso went lacking. She particulars a person on a motorcycle stalking a number of individuals, together with herself, and says she handed Brosso biking that evening. The subsequent morning, Brosso was discovered decapitated.

THE ZOMBIE HUNTER Episode 4 – The place is Brandy Myers?: In Might of 1992, 13-year-old Brandy Myers vanished in her Phoenix neighborhood whereas gathering cash for a faculty venture. Her case went chilly for years, till Bryan Patrick Miller was arrested for the Canal Murders. That’s when police acquired new data that Miller might have confessed that he killed Brandy.

THE ZOMBIE HUNTER Episode 3 – The Arrest: A long time after the Canal Murders investigation went chilly, a forensic genealogist cracks the case utilizing DNA. In doing so, the case made historical past.

THE ZOMBIE HUNTER Episode 2 – The Man Behind the Masks: In 2014, individuals knew Bryan Patrick Miller as “The Zombie Hunter,” a personality who frequented native fantasy and sci-fi festivals. Whereas the “Zombie Hunter” was portrayed as a fictional crime fighter, we found that beneath the masks lurked a really actual darkish and violent previous.

THE ZOMBIE HUNTER Episode 1 – The Canal Murders: 5 younger girls go lacking in Phoenix within the early Nineties alongside and close to the Arizona Canal. Two of them have been discovered brutally murdered—together with a DNA hyperlink—however the killer was nowhere to be discovered.

THE ZOMBIE HUNTER, Trailer: His violent, fantasy world: Bryan Patrick Miller had established his “Zombie Hunter” character as a fixture within the native fantasy & sci-fi scene, showing at conventions and occasions in Arizona. However a bombshell arrest would expose a violent and lethal string of assaults.

THE ZOMBIE HUNTER, Trailer: 5 ladies & a lethal hyperlink: Within the early Nineties, 5 ladies went lacking close to the Arizona Canal in Phoenix. 4 of them have been discovered useless and one stays lacking. It left residents residing in concern till a breakthrough a long time later. However what police discovered was more odd—and probably extra lethal—than they’d ever realized.

MISSING: 14-year-old Jesse Florez: Three days after the 9/11 terror assaults, 14-year-old Jesse Florez left his Phoenix house to stroll to a pal’s party and seemingly vanished. Detectives don’t know if he ever made it to the occasion, however they do imagine witnesses know what occurred to him that night and suspect foul play is concerned. Phoenix Police want individuals to come back ahead with new data.

MISSING: 30-year-old Monica Chavez: On January 3, 2019 Monica Chavez was final seen leaving a Phoenix motel on foot. In response to her household, a person from Tucson was coming as much as meet her, however she stopped responding to his calls and texts instantly. They by no means met up. Monica’s household and 5 younger youngsters haven’t seen or heard from her since. Phoenix police suspect foul play is concerned in her disappearance.

MISSING – The seek for Daniel Robinson: 24-year-old geologist Daniel Robinson has been lacking from Buckeye, Arizona since June 23, 2021. Host Briana Whitney takes us via the model new particulars launched within the newest police report, and sits down one-on-one with Daniel’s dad, David Robinson, to speak in regards to the weird particulars in his son’s disappearance.

UNSOLVED – 5 high-profile lacking individuals circumstances in Arizona: Within the wake of how Gabby Petito’s disappearance shined a lightweight on lacking individuals circumstances, we study 5 notable disappearances in Arizona: Daniel Robinson, Alicia Navarro, Christine Mustafa, Jesse Conger, and Cookie Jacobson.

How an organization is fixing DNA circumstances with simply 15 human cells: As DNA turns into a spotlight of fixing decades-old circumstances with new expertise, host Briana Whitney interviews the case director at Othram, an organization making human identification attainable with hint quantities of DNA, when different methods have failed. What they’ve developed is exclusive and groundbreaking in forensics.

Case Q&A: The Murders on Bumble Bee Street: On this bonus episode, host Briana Whitney and producer Serjio Hernandez are interviewed by Kris Pickel about their main takeaways from the investigation into the grisly murders of a younger couple on Bumble Bee Street.

Case Q&A – The bomb that killed businessman Gary Triano: On this bonus episode, host Briana Whitney and producer Serjio Hernandez are interviewed by Kris Pickel about their main takeaways from the investigation into the Gary Triano case.

The company all the time looking for lacking youngsters: A one-on-one interview with the Nationwide Middle for Lacking and Exploited Youngsters in regards to the three high-profile circumstances we investigated: Mikelle Biggs, Jhessye Shockley, and Child Gabriel. The company tells us the challenges of engaged on these circumstances and others, and what has modified the sport by way of fixing circumstances immediately.

The lady who as soon as tried to undertake Child Gabriel: A key participant within the lacking Child Gabriel Johnson case is Tammi Smith, who at one level tried to undertake the child from his maternal mom, Elizabeth Johnson. All through the investigation, Tammi and her husband Jack Smith maintained they didn’t know the couple Elizabeth claimed to have given the child away to, however Elizabeth mentioned the black market adoption was all coordinated via Tammi. Host Briana Whitney has a one-on-one telephone dialog in regards to the case with Tammi, the suspicions about her involvement in Gabriel’s disappearance, and what she has to say about her one-time pal Elizabeth Johnson now.

VANISHED: Child Gabriel Johnson: On Christmas of 2009, father Logan McQueary thought he’d be spending the vacation together with his child boy Gabriel. As an alternative, his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Johnson disappeared to San Antonio with their son, and shortly he was nowhere to be discovered. First she advised authorities she killed the child, then mentioned she gave him away in a black market adoption, and the online of lies and deceit started. For the primary time you’ll hear jailhouse recordings, telephone calls, and new data, as we examine new leads on this case.

VANISHED: 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley: In October 2011, Jhessye Shockley’s mother reported her 5-year-old daughter had gone lacking from their Glendale, Arizona house and claimed she was kidnapped. However as police adopted a path of strange habits, previous arrests, and horrific claims of abuse from Jhessye’s siblings, it grew to become clear her mother was a significant downside within the investigation. Now, each her household and investigators reveal they agree on what they assume occurred and the place they imagine little Jhessye is true now.

VANISHED: 11-year-old Mikelle Biggs: Eleven-year-old Mikelle Biggs disappeared whereas driving her sister’s bike on their Mesa, Arizona avenue and ready for the ice cream truck. Her sister Kimber went inside for lower than two minutes, and when she got here again out, Mikelle was gone. Authorities imagine Mikelle was kidnapped, however no arrests have ever been made. We examine the timeline of occasions, and the story is advised via her sister, who at 9 years outdated was the final particular person to see Mikelle alive. Now in her 30s, she hasn’t given up, and each she and detectives imagine Mikelle could also be close by.

The Scottsdale Homicide Spree: In 2018, a Scottsdale man went on a serial homicide spree killing individuals one-by-one, and he all the time remained a step forward of police. His motive wouldn’t be discovered and he wouldn’t be stopped till an legal professional pieced collectively clues by who he was killing and what set him off.

Case Q&A – The Weird Demise of Phoenix Police Officer Sean Drenth: On this bonus episode, host Briana Whitney and producer Serjio Hernandez are interviewed by Kris Pickel about their main takeaways from the unsolved Sean Drenth case, what they discovered most troubling in regards to the investigation, and whether or not they imagine he died by murder or suicide.

The bomb that killed Tucson businessman Gary Triano: In 1996, well-known businessman Gary Triano was assassinated by a bomb in a rustic membership car parking zone. The seek for the masterminds behind the plot would take years to seek out, however fixing the case in the end got here down to like gone unsuitable.

Case Q&A: Robert Fisher: Lifeless or Alive?: On this bonus episode, our host Briana Whitney and producer Serjio Hernandez are interviewed by Kris Pickel about how in depth their investigation was into the notorious Robert Fisher homicide and disappearance case. They talk about model new ideas and knowledge, and reply the query they all the time get…in the event that they imagine Robert Fisher is useless or alive.

Case Q&A: The Chilly Storage Killer: On this bonus episode, host Briana Whitney and producer Serjio Hernandez are joined by Kris Pickel to debate the behind-the-scenes work of their investigation into the disturbing Chilly Storage Killer case.

The Weird Demise of Phoenix Police Officer Sean Drenth: In 2010, Phoenix PD officer Sean Drenth was discovered shot useless whereas on obligation. The scene was unusual, and shortly the dialog turned from murder to suicide, although no person actually is aware of what occurred. Journalist Briana Whitney explores the theories and learns a bombshell accusation from his household.

Case Q&A: The Homicide of Christy Ann Fornoff: On this bonus episode, host Briana Whitney and producer Serjio Hernandez are joined by Kris Pickel to debate the behind-the-scenes work of their investigation into the homicide of teenage paper woman Christy Ann Fornoff, and why this case was notably emotional for them in comparison with most.

Case Q&A: Figuring out “Valentine Sally”: On this bonus episode, host Briana Whitney and producer Serjio Hernandez are joined by Kris Pickel to debate the behind the scenes technique of placing the “Valentine Sally” investigation collectively, together with the current break within the case.

Figuring out ‘Valentine Sally’ & the 40-year seek for solutions: In February 1982, a woman’s physique was discovered off a rural freeway in Northern Arizona. For almost 40 years, no person knew who “Valentine Sally” was. The final particular person to see her alive speaks out about what she noticed, and two weeks after journalist Briana Whitney’s first story aired in regards to the case, officers recognized the woman via DNA.

Case Q&A: The Sleepwalker Assassin: Briana Whitney and Serjio Hernandez talk about the behind the scenes work of their investigation into The Sleepwalker Assassin. They’ll share how they discovered all of the outdated footage tapes from his trial, how the decide actually felt about what he noticed within the courtroom, and their theories as to if Scott Falater was asleep or awake when he killed his spouse.

Case Q&A: The Trunk Murderess: Briana Whitney and producer Serjio Hernandez are interviewed in regards to the behind the scenes technique of placing the 1931 “Trunk Murderess” investigation collectively, what they discovered stunning and weird, and what they imagine occurred to the trunk murdered and her victims.

The 1931 ‘Trunk Murderess’: In 1931, Winnie Ruth Judd was accused of killing her two finest associates in Phoenix, chopping up one of many our bodies, then taking the useless our bodies in trunks on a prepare to LA. However did Winnie Ruth commit the murders on her personal?

The Chilly Storage Killer: In 1994, a physique is found in a person’s giant freezer close to Prescott, Arizona three years after a Southern California girl disappears after a live performance. Authorities imagine she isn’t the one sufferer.

The Sleepwalker Assassin: In 1997, Scott Falater stabbed his spouse 44 instances at their Phoenix house, earlier than dragging her into their pool then stashing the bloody knife and garments in his automobile. However he claimed he remembered none of it as a result of he was sleepwalking.

The Murders on Bumble Bee Street: In 2003, a younger couple goes tenting in a single day on Bumble Bee Street, Arizona to have a good time their one 12 months anniversary. Each have been discovered shot useless of their truck the following day.

Robert Fisher – Lifeless or Alive?: In 2001, police imagine Robert Fisher brutally killed his spouse and youngsters in Scottsdale, Arizona, then minimize a gasoline line so the home exploded into flames. He has by no means been discovered.

Sabotage of the Sundown Restricted prepare: In 1995, the Sundown Restricted Amtrak prepare derailed in a single day in the midst of the Arizona desert. One particular person died, one other 75 have been injured. Mysterious notes have been left on the scene by the perpetrators.

The Homicide of Christy Ann Fornoff: In 1984, 13-year-old Christy Ann Fornoff disappeared whereas on her paper route in Tempe, Arizona.



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