File 85: Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen and the Murder of Matthew Shepard

June 9, 2021

Between 1978 and 1983 Dennis Nilsen killed 15 men in London, England. He was only found out because of plumbing issues in his apartment building that lead to a grisly discovery. In 1998 21 year old Matthew Shepard left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with two men who committed a hate crime against him s…

File 84: The Murder of Anita Cobby and Serial Killer Jerry Brudos

June 2, 2021

Anita Cobby was abducted and brutally murdered when she was walking home from the train station in Blacktown, NSW, Australia. Who could be so deranged to commit such a terrible crime? Years earlier, in 1968, another deranged killer roamed the streets of Salem, Oregon, killing at least four women. W…

File 83: Serial Killer Rodney Halbower and The Missing Vancouver Women

May 26, 2021

First up is Rodney Halbower, The Gypsy Hills Killer, who murdered between 2 and 5 women in 1976. His weapon of choice was a knife, so he also acquired the nickname The San Mateo Slasher. Further north, in Canada between 1983 and 2002, is the case of more than 40 women who went missing in the Downto…

File 82: Mass Shootings at The University of Alabama at Huntsville and Sandy Hook Elementary

May 19, 2021

In 2010, Assistant Professor Amy Bishop snapped and open fire in her Biology department staff meeting. Two years later, Adam Lanza went to his former elementary school and methodically shot students and staff. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=25398556)

File 81: Jane Toppan and Winnie Ruth Judd

May 12, 2021

In the 1890’s Jane Toppan killed 12 people and possibly many more with the ambition “to have killed more people—helpless people—than any other man or woman who ever lived.” In 1931 Winnie Ruth Judd was accused of murdering her two best friends and stuffing their bodies in steamer trunks, earning he…

File 80: The Disappearances of the Jamison Family and Phoenix Coldon

May 5, 2021

In Oklahoma in 2009, the Jamison family - dad Bobby, mom Sherilyn, and daughter Madyson - disappeared from the Sans Bois Mountains near where they were planning on building their dream home. In 2011, 23 year old Phoenix Coldon disappeared from her home in Spanish Lake, Missouri where she had recent…

File 79: The Wrongful Convictions of James Richardson and Alice Crimmins

April 28, 2021

This week on The Wardcaster Files, we cover two cases of Wrongful Convictions. First, Josh covers the case of James Richardson, who was accused of poisoning his seven children, even though he wasn’t home at the time. Then Sherrie discusses Alice Crimmins, who was also accused of killing her two chi…

File 78: Kathleen Folbigg and The Moors Murders

April 14, 2021

What happened to Kathleen Folbigg’s four babies between 1989 and 1999? Did they die from unfortunate cases of SIDS or were they cruelly murdered by their own mother? Myra Hindley is another woman who was involved in the death of children, but we know she is responsible along with her boyfriend, Ia…

Have You Seen This?! Til Death Do Us Part, S1E2, Three Pops and a Pause

April 8, 2021

Ashlee and Emmett Corrigan seem to have the perfect marriage. True love, five beautiful kids, and a burgeoning new career. But one shocking night in March, 2011, turns all of that upside down. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=25398556)

File 77: Serial Killer Peter Tobin and the Moorhouse Murders

April 7, 2021

Scottish-born serial killer Peter Tobin is responsible for at least three deaths from 1991 to 2006, but could there be dozens more? In Australia, David and Catherine Birnie abducted, raped, and murdered four women in a rampage in 1986. How did this murderous couple build up to these heinous crimes…

File 76: The Bludgeoning Murders of Helle Crafts and Jason Fox

March 31, 2021

Helle Crafts went missing in 1986 on her way to her sister-in-law’s house. Why was her husband out that same night with a wood chipper next to the Housatonic River? Jason Fox was murdered in a hate crime just last year when he went over to a “friend’s” house in Newport, Washington. Why was his sex…

Have You Seen This?! Cold Hearted S1E2 Twisted Fate

March 25, 2021

In March 1st, 1975, firefighters discover the naked, burned body of Sherry Gibson in an abandoned farmhouse. After a chilling confession, officials believe the case is finally closed until they receive a shocking revelation 26 years later.* *Quote from the ID network Support the show (https://www.p…

File 75: Tad Cummins and Cary Stayner

March 24, 2021

This week Josh and Sherrie cover stories of kidnappings. Josh recounts the case of Tad Cummins who abducted a 15 year old girl in 2017 and drove her across the US. Then Sherrie talks about the Yosemite Killer, Cary Stayner who murdered 4 women in 1999. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user…

Have You Seen This?! Murder Comes Home S1E2 Wild Goose Chase

March 18, 2021

Recently widowed Marlys Sather doesn’t come back to work after lunch one day and what her family finds at her house is horrifying. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=25398556)

File 74: The Aum Shinrikyo Cult and The Jonestown Massacre

March 17, 2021

In 1995 the Aum Shinrikyo cult set off 11 devices on trains throughout the Tokyo subway system, releasing deadly sarin gas. Thirteen people were killed and 5,500 more were injured. Almost 20 years earlier more than 900 people died in a murder-suicide at the People’s Temple compound in Jonestown, Gu…

File 73: Serial Killer Christopher Wilder and The Farmville Murders

March 10, 2021

Sherrie covers the case of Christopher Wilder, a serial killer who went on a killing spree in 1984 and Josh discusses the murder of four people in Farmville, Virginia. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=25398556)

Have You Seen This?! Murder in the Heartland S1E2 The Kind Sister

March 4, 2021

On November 7th, 2012, 45 year old Elizabeth Baune is found brutally murdered and set on fire in her bedroom in Payette, Idaho. Is this the work of a deranged stranger or someone that knows Elizabeth and has ulterior reasons for wanting her dead? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=253…

File 72: The Bogle-Chandler Mystery and The Death of Kurt Cobain

March 3, 2021

Gilbert Bogle and Margaret Chandler died on the bank of the Lane Cove River in Sydney, NSW, Australia in 1963. Both were poisoned, then their bodies were bizarrely covered. In 1994 Kurt Cobain was found dead from a shotgun wound to the head in the greenhouse of his Seattle home with a suicide note …