The McStay Family Murders


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By Emash Digital, Mike Ferguson, and Mike Morford. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In 2010, Joseph and Summer McStay and their two young children vanished in California. The police had trouble figuring out exactly what happened to the family of four. Over the years, many theories were floated including that a grainy video showed the family fleeing to Mexico. Many theories revolved around Summer having something to do with Joseph's murder and then taking off with the children. But, when the bodies of the family were found years later, those theories were dispelled. In the end, the police pieced together that one of Joseph's business associates was involved.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the bizarre case of the McStay family murders. Joseph owned a business and there were a number of financial transactions that didn't quite add up. But, the police had an uphill battle. The McStay home had been cleaned up by family members. Eyewitnesses came forward to give a description that police followed up on for yes, only to find out later that it was based on lies. They worked through all of this until they were finally able to pin down one man, Chase Merritt, as the culprit responsible for murdering all four of the McStays.

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