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Savannah Brymer hosts "Killer Instinct", a true-crime podcast that sheds light on horrific events, but more importantly, attempts to bring justice to the many grieving families that these crimes have touched. Every Wednesday, Savannah breaks down the events leading up to the crime, as well as proposes multiple theories as to what could’ve happened, all with the help of listeners and even the victim's families. Get the ad-free version here: https://killerinstinct.supercast.tech/ We wanna make ...
 
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Nicholas "Niko" P and Ani Okeke Ewo were 2 star athletes and honor-roll students when they innocently accepted an invitation to a party one weekend night. Little did they know that they had actually accepted an invitation to a torture chamber that would nearly leave them dead. This week, Savannah explores the unimaginable abuse these 2 men endured,…
 
What began as a simple home renovation project in San Marino, CA, ended in an arrest for murder. When Johnathan Sohus' body was uncovered in the backyard of the home, investigators were able to finally pin the killing on long-time con artist Christian Gerhartsreiter AKA Clark Rockafeller, Christopher Chichester, and many other aliases. But one myst…
 
Diane Kyne was murdered in her own home while her husband and son were there, those details are not disputed. What's not clear is which of the 2 men is the witness and which is the murderer? This week, Savannah breaks down the baffling case of a father and son blaming each other for a murder. 2 separate 911 calls, 2 separate stories, but only one t…
 
The story of Amber Smith's attack is a story of survival, but her ordeal was still horrifying. This week, Savannah details how Amber was bound, beaten and left for dead at Cottonwood Glen Park, a park near where she lived. Amber didn't remember much of her attack and the case went cold for over 4 years. As luck would have it, a man named Stefan Moo…
 
Katherine Waring seemingly vanished out of thin air on June 12, 2009. When an uncharacteristically large-sum check surfaced, having been signed by Katherine (who went by Kate), it started a chain of events that ultimately lead to the horrifying truth, Kate was brutally tased, beaten and drowned by people that she trusted. This week, Savannah detail…
 
This case actually involves several cases of accidental death and murder. Savannah explores the legacy of the famous (and often infamous) Murdaugh family and the many tragedies that have surrounded them. Savannah starts with the most recent incident on June 7, 2021 where Maggie and her son Paul Murdaugh were found shot to death near their hunting l…
 
Introducing the new podcast, "The Haunted Estate with Celina Spooky Boo"! If you’re the kind of person who drives by a car accident, and is like, yes I’m going to look even though I don’t want to then you’ve come to the right place. To subscribe now, go to: https://bit.ly/TheHauntedEstateWithCelinaSpookyBoo Welcome to The Haunted Estate, hosted by …
 
Lindsay AKA Lynsie Ekelund went missing after going out with some friends one night in February 2000. It would take almost a decade to find her true killer. This week, Savannah runs down the small pool of suspects, including Lynsie's own mother, and why it took a fresh set of eyes on the case to ultimately discover what happened to Lynsie that nigh…
 
In May of 1995, Alan Beaman was sentenced to 50 years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lockmiller. Seems like case closed, right? This week, Savannah examines Jennifer's tragic final moments before she was discovered murdered in her home, why Alan was the main target from early on in the investigation, and why Alan was ultimately set fr…
 
Sadie Hartley was a hardworking & successful businesswoman who began dating a man named Ian Johnston. Little did Sadie know that simply by being with Ian, that would cause a ripple effect that would lead to her murder. Savannah explores the tragic backstory of one of Sadie's murderers Sarah Williams, Sarah's torrid affair with Ian, and how Sarah an…
 
Andrea and Russell "Rusty" Yates lived a complicated life, plagued with mental illness and a religious zealot. All of their issues culminated in Andrea Yates systematically drowning her five children in their home bathroom while Rusty was off at work. Savannah explores Andrea and Rusty's family history and strained lifestyle that might answer just …
 
Also known as the Rotenberg Cannibal, Armin Meiwes is currently serving a life sentence for cutting up and consuming Bernd Jürgen Armando Brandes, a man he met over a chatroom for people with cannibalistic fetishes. Savannah explores Armin and Brandes' background, the night that Armin and Brandes met up to consume Brandes and videotape the entire e…
 
When police found the body of Zack Bowen on the roof of a parking garage, they had no idea this would unravel one of the most bizarre cases in New Orleans history. They found a note with a confession from Zack and instructions leading them to his apartment. It was there they found the dismembered body of Addie Hall, along with her severed head boil…
 
Kenneth Parnell was a serial sex offender living in Northern California when he kidnapped Steven Stayner from his home. He created a new identity for Steven and held him captive for several years before abducting Timothy White. The two boys would encounter abuse for years before finally making their incredible escape. But the trauma and damage done…
 
15-year-old Kelly Cook received a call on April 22, 1981 requesting her babysitting services by a man named Bill Christensen. Bill picked Kelly up that night and she was never seen alive again. Kelly's body was discovered months later, but as of now, no one has been arrested for her murder. This week, Savannah examines Kelly's life, a few of the po…
 
Saannah brings you the exciting new season of "Smoke Screen" from Neon Hum Media. In season 2, "I Am Rama" host and award-winning journalist Jonathan Hirsch uncovers the story of Dr. Frederick Lenz III AKA Rama, through the eyes of his students, some who loved Rama, and others who denounce him to this day. You’ll hear personal stories from the peop…
 
Dennis Nilsen has many monikers, and he has earned them all through his cruel killings of at least 16 innocent men and boys. Savannah explores Dennis' background and how he struggled with his sexuality, as well as how Dennis lured victim after victim to his apartment to strangle, dismember, and even store various dead bodies. Plus, Savannah examine…
 
This week, Savannah brings you an ongoing investigation of a brutal murder of an innocent 13-year-old girl, Tristyn Bailey. Tristyn's killer, 14-year-old Aiden Fucci, had talked about his urge to lure someone into the woods and kill them, and it appears that he did just that. When Tristyn's body was discovered, they found that she was stabbed nearl…
 
Colvin “Butch” Hinton III kidnapped, raped and murdered Shannon Melendi in March 1994, but authorities didn't know that when they personally spoke to Butch and he provided an alibi. Ten years after Shannon went missing, Butch was finally charged with her murder. But why did it take so long? This week, Savannah digs into the facts of the case, the h…
 
When the 31-year-old mother of two LaJoya McCoy was not answering calls or texts, her family began to worry, and rightfully so. They could have no idea that LaJoya was murdered by her enraged ex Jose Roberto Turner and left in her car just a mile away from her apartment. This week, Savannah explores LaJoya's life, which was filled with love and suc…
 
Beverly Carter was a wife, grandmother, friend and successful real estate agent when she disappeared after showing a home. After her friends and family received strange texts from her phone, they contacted police and the investigation began. Savannah examines how investigators eventually honed in on Arron Lewis as the prime suspect, a man who was a…
 
Despite being an experienced hunter, Jerry Michael "Mike" Williams was thought to either have drowned or even been eaten by alligators while out for a routine duck hunt near his home of Tallahassee, Florida. After years of investigation, however, the truth turned out to be far more sinister. Savannah details the discovery of Mike's body almost 20 y…
 
Richard Goodman, now known as Kevin Cooper, was no Boy Scout when he was given the death sentence for the brutal murder of the Ryen family. But here's the thing many in the legal system believe that Kevin is innocent. Savannah explores Kevin's checkered past and what lead him to be the main suspect in these horrendous crimes. She also examines why …
 
Tanner Ward left behind an infant daughter when he was found dead, hanging from a tree in a wooded area of Trenton, Kansas. Officials deemed the death a suicide by hanging, but his family isn't so sure. Savannah discuss the mysterious details surrounding Tanner's case, including how his family emphatically states that he had no reason to take his o…
 
On May 25, 1996, Kristin attended a frat party near her college campus, California State Polytechnic University. She was last seen being helped to her dorm by Paul Flores. She was found legally dead in May 2002, despite that her body has never been recovered. Savannah dissects the efforts to retrace Kristin's steps and how Paul and his father Ruben…
 
21, that's the amount of times the Bricca family was stabbed to death. This week, Savannah explores the case that has puzzled Cincinnati investigators for over 50 years, the brutal slaying of the Bricca family in their own home in 1966. When neighbors noticed strange things about the Bricca household, they went over to the home and made a gruesome …
 
A suspicious death, insurance payouts, multiple instances of incest, and so much more. Tim McNamara's case has many complicated layers and theories, and Savannah explores them all. Tim McNamara died from a gunshot wound to the head, but whether it was self-inflicted or a murder by his "wife" Tracy Nessl is still up for debate. Tim is Tracy's biolog…
 
On December 13, 2020, Jason Landry was on his way home to visit his parents. Jason never made it, but his crashed car was found several miles from his intended destination, and many of his belongings were left inside the car. Jason, however, is gone without a trace. This week, Savannah details the little we know about Jason's trip and the multiple …
 
On May 24, 2019, Jennifer Dulos went missing after dropping her children off at school. Although Jennifer's whereabouts are still unknown, authorities eventually arrested her husband Fotis Dulos, Fotis' lawyer Kent Douglas Mawhinney, and Fotis' former girlfriend Michelle Troconis in connection to Jennifer's possible murder. While awaiting trial, Fo…
 
On December 21, 2020, two young boys, Orrin and Orson West, went missing from their home in California City. Since their disappearance, a lot of speculation has been placed on their adoptive parents, Trezell and Jacqueline West. Savannah explores why police have been suspicious of the families whereabouts surrounding the boys' disappearance, and wh…
 
Although not the most prolific serial killer in American history, Ed Gein's story has captivated many because of how gruesome and disturbing his crimes truly are. This week, Savannah explores the life and crimes of Ed Gein, a man who has inspired countless movie villains, but his truth is stranger than fiction. Ed Gein murdered several women and sk…
 
Ketih and Elaine Dardeen were expecting a baby girl to add to their family and make their son Peter a big brother. But when Keith didn't show up for work, many got concerned and police made a visit to their home. That is where Elaine, Peter, and the newborn's bodies were found savagely beaten to death. Keith's body was discovered later, beaten and …
 
The Manson Family terrorized Los Angeles for a brief time, but their case has had a lasting legacy on the public. This week, Savannah explores the many facets of what led this small cult group to brutally murder 9 people in the summer of 1969, including pregnant actress and wife to director Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate. Savannah details Charles' bac…
 
Even though the remains of husband Bobby, wife Sherilynn, and daughter Madyson Jamison were found in November 2013 after being missing since October 2009, the mystery surrounding their disappearance was nowhere closer to being solved. Why was their truck abandoned, containing their personal belongings and $32,000? Did someone hurt them or was the c…
 
Priscilla Gustafson was a nursery school teacher with two children, Abigail and William. On the night of December 1, 1987, Daniel LaPlante broke into her home, raped and murdered Priscilla, then proceeded to drown both of her children. Daniel was found hiding 2 days later and was convicted of 3 consecutive life sentences. Savannah explores Daniel's…
 
Not much is known about Maddie's personality, her wants and dreams, and that's because her life was tragically cut short by 14-year-old Josh Phillips, who brutally murdered Maddie when she was only 8 years old. When Maddie innocently wanted to play baseball with Josh, she couldn't have any idea that this would lead to Josh savagely beating and stab…
 
Although she was declared legally dead in 2004, Amy Wroe Betchel has never been seen in public since her sudden disappearance on July 24, 1997. Savannah explores the multitude of theories surrounding this case, including suspicion around Amy's husband Steve, the fact that Amy could've been kidnapped during one of her nightly runs, or even the poten…
 
Carl Tanzler was a successful radiology technologist in Florida when he met Maria Elena "Helen" Milagro de Hoyos, a patient suffering from tuberculosis. Carl became obsessed with Helen to the point where, even after she died, he attempted to maintain a relationship with her by removing her body from her grave, mummifying it and living with it for 2…
 
The case of Steven Pladl and Katie Fusco/Pladl is as twisted as it is tragic. After living with her adoptive parents Anthony and Kelly Fusco, Katie Fusco (originally named Denise Pladl) reunited with her biological father Steven Pladl, where they soon began a sexual relationship, which later resulted in the birth of their son, Bennett. Two years la…
 
On October 2, 1985, Michele Avila went out with one of her friends Laura Doyle, completely unaware of the ambush awaiting her. Doyle drove Michele into the woods where Doyle and former best friend Karen Severson confronted Michele and subsequently attacked and drowned her. Once back into town, they concocted a story about Michele running off with t…
 
Katherine Knight had a violent history before she ultimately murdered her husband. But no one expected the severity and gruesomeness of her crimes. Savannah explores Katherine's troubled past including various fights and slaughtering of innocent animals, her tumultuous extramarital affairs, and the crime she was sentenced to life without parole for…
 
On Monday, August 7, 1972, Jeannette DePalma went missing from her home, only to have her body found six weeks later at a cliff inside of Springfield's Houdaille Quarry. Even more mysterious, strange objects were found nearby and an autopsy discovered a dangerous amount of lead in her system. Savannah re-examines this cold case, including the many …
 
While being served with an arrest warrant for health care fraud, Anthony Todt's family was found dead in his home. His wife, children and even family dog were discovered by police three weeks after they died. According to police, Anthony confessed to their murders. But shortly after Anthony's supposed confession, he wrote a 27-page letter detailing…
 
Amy Allwine was living a pious and simple life in Minnesota. Her husband, Pastor Stephen Allwine, was leading a double life, frequenting the infamous website for cheating, Ashley Madison, along with other dark web activities including searching for a hitman against his wife. When the hitman failed, Stephen took matters into his own hands. Savannah …
 
8-year-old Relisha Rudd went missing in the metro Washington D.C. area under suspicious circumstances, but her case didn't get a lot of media coverage. Many speculated that her race and lower income status contributed to this. Savannah explores this tragic case and the many twists and turns, including the main suspect, Khalil Tatum, who misrepresen…
 
Introducing a brand-new horror narrative podcast, The Shadow Diaries. The Shadow Diaries is a genre-bending story of Shana Secco, a young reporter on her first assignment, going on tour with the world’s biggest popstar, Eliza Gold. To Shana, this is all she could have ever hoped for, getting an inside look at the glitz and glamour of a superstar ic…
 
Brianne Wolgram was, by all accounts, a sweet and hardworking teenager when she mysteriously disappeared on September 5th, 1998. Savannah explores the limited information available on this case, including the group of girls that Brianne was last seen speaking with, the fact that her car was found abandoned along a hiking trial, and the various supp…
 
On September 10, 1988, Cynthia and David Dowaliby woke up to find their door open and their 8-year-old daughter, Jaclyn Dowaliby, missing from her bed where they put her to sleep the night before. This week, Savannah delves deep into the tragic case of Jaclyn's disappearance and the discovery of her body 5 days after she was last seen at home. Go t…
 
In the final installment of HalloWeek, Savannah details the perplexing mystery of the Keddie Cabin murders. In 1981 in Keddie, California, 5 family and friends were vacationing in a remote cabin. On the morning of April 12, Sheila Sharp discovered her family and friends’ bodies brutally murdered throughout the cabin. Several decades later, these mu…
 
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