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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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Cindy James was haunted for seven years by a mystery tormentor. She received many threatening phone calls and letters in the mail before eventually suffering a series of physical attacks that left her tied up, bruised and unconscious. It was only a matter of time before she was found dead. But who was this mystery tormentor? Killer Instinct listene…
 
11 year old, Shawn Hornby was kidnapped while riding his bike. It wasn't until 4 years later, when police were searching for another missing kid, Ben Ownby, that they discovered both boys being held prisoner inside a Missouri man's apartment. Visit Carawayhome.com/KILLER to take advantage of this limited time offer for 10% off your next purchase $1…
 
Ira Einhorn was an anti-establishment hippie who was "too mystical to bathe". He manipulated his way up the social ladder, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Jerry Garcia, and even spoke at the original Earth Day rally. When his girlfriend, Holly, left him on vacation in London to start a new life, Ira intervened in a way that would eventually ear…
 
Ellen Greenberg was a beloved teacher in her community. Her fiancé left their condo for a routine workout in the gym, and returned to find himself locked out of his own condo. Growing frustrated and concerned, he finally forced entry in to the condo to find Ellen dead on the floor with multiple stab wounds. Conflicting coroner reports leave many wi…
 
Joel Rifkin was being chased by the police for a missing license plate. When he was finally pulled over, the smell of a dead body from the trunk of his car led to a confession of 17 murdered sex workers. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Killer Instinct listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/instinct Download your new f…
 
Greed, theft, incest, brutality. There is no length that Kenneth Allen wouldn't go to in order to fuel his gambling addiction. Go to BABBEL.com/KILLER for up to 60% off your subscription Visit Carawayhome.com/KILLER to take advantage of this limited time offer for 10% off your next purchase To score 15% off your Blenders purchase, visit BLENDERSEYE…
 
Meredith Emerson and her black labrador, Ella, went for a routine hike on January 1, 2008. When Meredith didn't show up to work the next day, her friends and authorities searched the trails of "Blood Mountain" and were able to find some of her belongings, which led them to a killer with a secret history of victims. Stamps.com : Sign up with promo c…
 
Although Jodi had some developmental differences, she had a full life, living independently and had a close group of friends. Her parent's started to worry about her when they didn't hear from her on Valentine's Day in 2007. As they went to her house, they accidentally walked in on what they thought was a consensual intimate moment between her and …
 
Mel Pleskovic was a loving mother, coach, and teacher. She had recently added "grandmother" to her list of titles, and welcomed her daughter and soon to be son-in-law to live in her house while they saved money for their wedding. But after months of being harassed by large men in hoods, she was found dead on her kitchen floor, stabbed and shot. A "…
 
Mitchell and Chandler Halderson's parents go away for an impromptu Independence Day vacation at their cabin by the lake, but as their weekend getaway turns in to nearly a week of being gone, police declare them "missing". The discovery of their dismembered bodies leads back to a suspected murderer with a dark web of lies. Use Truniagen.com/killer, …
 
In 1987, a former prosecutor named Margaret Coon took her dog for a walk in one of Louisiana’s safest and most affluent parishes. The next morning, she was found dead on the side of the road with a single stab wound in her back. St. Tammany Parish advertises itself as a safe haven from the crime and corruption of New Orleans, attracting thousands o…
 
When teenage mother, Candace Hiltz's dog goes missing, her friends and family stir with theories of what may have happened. Only days later, Candace becomes the victim of a graphic and fatal shooting as her newborn baby, Paige, witnesses the scene from her crib. Find Lumineux on Amazon.com and get seven dollars off today! This podcast is sponsored …
 
Chris Coleman found his calling as the Cheif of Security for traveling Evangelist, Joyce Meyer. But not even he could protect his family from the irate murderer sending death threat emails to him and his family. Save 20% off your first purchase by going to TruNiagen.com/killer and use code killer. Get 20% off + free shipping with the code KILLER at…
 
Small town bartender and local singer, Egypt Covington brought a lot of life to her community in Belleville, Michigan. The town was shocked when her on-again-off-again boyfriend reported that he walked in to her house to discover her lifeless limbs bound by Christmas lights and a gunshot wound to the head. With several suspects on the radar, the in…
 
The high school quarterback and his beautiful cheerleader girlfriend were the couple that others would have died to be like. What started as a romantic Valentine's dance at their Forth Worth high school in 1974, turned in to a deadly kidnapping that took nearly 50 years to solve the mystery of the killer's identity. Go to Outschool.com/instinct to …
 
Taylor Wright, a 33-year-old private investigator, was enjoying a fresh start in life after relocating to Pensacola, Florida and moving in with her new girlfriend, Casandra Waller. She was dealing with some stressful divorce proceedings and decided to go out with her friend, Ashley McArthur, in hopes of alleviating some stress but she never came ho…
 
Facebook Groups are a great way to connect with other people and find resources to help provide for your family, but talking to strangers online can be dangerous. On April 23, 2019, 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa was lured to a home in Scottsdale where her killers strangled her and cut the baby from her womb. While the killers left lots of obvious clues …
 
Rebecca Zahau's death was ruled a suicide by investigators twice, so why did a civil suit brought against her boyfriend's brother show that he killed her? This week, Savannah breaks down the incredibly twisted tale surrounding Rebecca Zahau's hanging. Just the day before Rebecca was found dead, Rebecca was at billionaire Jonah Shacknai's home when …
 
The future was bright for up-and-coming Houston-based influencer Alexis Sharkey. She had an exciting new job, a new marriage and making her way in a new town until it was all tragically cut short. This week, Savannah explores Alexis' life and death, as well as the main suspect in her death, her husband Tom Sharkey, who committed suicide after being…
 
On the night of September 22, 2006, Cassie Jo Stoddard was housesitting for her aunt. Her boyfriend and 2 classmates, Brian Lee Draper and Torey Michael Adamcik, joined Cassie to watch a movie. Little did Cassie know that she was hanging out with 2 disturbed individuals who had been planning her murder. This week, Savannah explores how Brian and To…
 
Carl "Charlie" Brandt seemed to have a normal upbringing when one night he just snapped. Charlie shot and killed his pregnant mother and unborn sibling, wounded his father, then turned the gun to his sister Angela. Luckily, the gun was empty and Angela Brandt was able to escape to a neighbors and call for help, but this would not be the end of Char…
 
After Nicholas Barclay went missing for nearly 3 years, the family was elated to hear that their son had been found safe in Spain, but the person they met halfway across the world was not their son, it was a con man. This week, Savannah explores the case of Nicholas Barclay, who has yet to be found to this day. A French man named Frédéric Pierre Bo…
 
Mary Bell is likely currently living a quiet and simple life with her daughter. But Mary's past is so shocking, she was granted lifetime anonymity and her current whereabouts are unknown. This week, Savannah details the killings of 2 young boys, Brian Howe and Martin Brown, at the hands of then-10-year-old Mary Bell. Mary lived a troubled life, bei…
 
5-Year-Old Summer Wells went missing from her family's 11-acre property in Tennessee on June 15, 2021 and hasn't been seen since. This week, Savannah explores the scrutiny the family has been under since they reported her missing, and the doubts that investigators feel about the family's claim that Summer must've been kidnapped. Savannah will also …
 
Welcome to Ghostwriter, a new gripping and suspenseful podcast movie listening experience from C13Features. In Ghostwriter, Kate Mara and Adam Scott star in a psychological thriller about a former journalist who reluctantly accepts a job ghostwriting a new murder mystery novel for an eccentric billionaire. Kate Michaels has been living a solitary l…
 
After a night of drinking and drug use, Lauren Spierer told her friends that she was walking back home. In that short 5 minute walk, Lauren disappeared and hasn't been seen since. This week, Savannah explores the multitude of theories surround Lauren's case, including her potentially being another victim of serial killer Israel Keyes, her friends d…
 
Helle Crafts had secretly been tracking her husband's affairs and was planning on filing for divorce when she went missing. Her husband, Richard Crafts, came up with several stories to explain her sudden disappearance before deciding that he didn't know where she was. It didn't take long for Richard to become the main suspect and even be convicted …
 
Thomas Bartlett "Bart" Whitaker had a loving family that he threw away the night he plotted to have them murdered. While out having a celebratory dinner, no one in his family could've imagined the horror that waited for them when they got back home. This week, Savannah details how Bart hired a hitman to kill his family as soon as they set foot insi…
 
There are many sordid and dark details to the life and eventual capture of murderer and rapist Franklin Delano Floyd. This week, Savannah walks you through his deeply troubled upbringing and years of abuse while moving around the various prisons and institutions, leading to the murder of a young child and suspected murder of his wife, who was later…
 
It's been 29 years since 3 women disappeared from their own home in Springfield, Missouri. Mother Sherrill Elizabeth Levit, Sherril's daughter Suzanne “Suzie” Elizabeth Streeter, and Suzie's friend Stacy Kathleen McCall mysteriously disappeared from Sherrill's home. There were several reports of the women being spotted with strange men and creepy c…
 
If you've been online in the past few months, there's a very high chance you've heard about the Gabby Petito case, but with details coming in all the time, there's a lot to uncover. For the final episode of Halloweek, Savannah breaks down the timeline of Gabby Petito's disappearance and presents all the facts and details that we currently know. The…
 
The Zodiac Killer began his killing spree in the 1960s in Northern California, killing at least 5 people, potentially as many as 37. And despite calling in the murders and leaving taunting letters and codes for police and newspapers, he has never been caught. Recently, a group of detectives and investigators called The Case Breakers claim to have f…
 
His neighbors new Robert Hansen as a quiet, but pleasant man. But Robert was a sadistic serial killer who kidnapped women off the street, dropped them off in a forest, then hunted them for sport using guns, knives and bow and arrows. He is often referred to as "The Butcher Baker," due to his day job as the local baker, and the fact that he has kill…
 
The Greyhound Bus Murders is one of the most violent and disturbing cases in Canadian history. Tim McLean was innocently sitting on the bus when the unthinkable happened, the man next to him began stabbing him to death for absolutely no reason. Vince Li brutally attacked Tim, causing a 4-hour long standoff with the police. Savannah explores the gru…
 
In the very first episode of Halloweek, Savannah brings you the terrifying case of serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, better known as "The Amazon Review Killer." Todd was a successful and charming real estate agent with a 100-acre plot of land. But that land was more than a sign of wealth, it harbored a horrifying secret. After Kala Brown and boyfriend C…
 
In August of this year, Savannah showcased the Murdaugh family, a wealthy family in South Carolina that has been linked to multiple murders, including the mother and youngest son, This week, Savannah brings you new developments on the cases since the last episode aired, including the arrest of the patriarch of the family, Alex Murdaugh. Before Alex…
 
In one of the most twisted family affairs ever covered on Killer Instinct, Savannah details the disturbing double homicide of Anthony Anastasi and Jacqueline Riggs. Ann Marie Anastasi got caught in between her husband Anthony and his new live-in girlfriend Jacqueline. Ann recruited her 13-year-old daughter and her daughter's 18-year old boyfriend, …
 
Mark Twitchell was an aspiring filmmaker with a successful cult film, a wife and a young child. But he harbored a dark secret, the inexplicable desire to become a serial killer, partly inspired by the fictional character Dexter from the eponymous show. This week, Savannah explores how Mark was able to catfish two unsuspecting men from dating sites …
 
Karissa Boudreau was only 13 years old when her mother lured her to an empty area, strangled her, hid her body, then reported her missing. Savannah explores how Penny Boudreau, Karissa's mother and killer, attempted to trick police by staging a sexual assault and lying about the events of that fateful day. Savannah details the investigation into Ka…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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