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Morbidology is a weekly true crime podcast created and hosted by Emily G. Thompson, author of "Unsolved Child Murders" and co-author of "Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered." Using investigative research combined with primary audio including 911 calls, interviews and trial testimony, Morbidology takes an in-depth look at some of the world's most heinous murders.

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First of all, thank you for checking out Morbidology on Himalaya!


Morbidology is a weekly true crime podcast, created and hosted by Emily G. Thompson. Using primary audio from 911 calls, interviews, interrogations and trial testimony, Morbidology takes a look at some of the most heinous and tragic crimes from all across the world.


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Well, for just $4.99 a month, you will have access to Morbidology episodes completely ad-free AND several days early. You will also have access to Morbidology's true crime articles and exclusive episodes that won't be on your regular podcast players!


By supporting Morbidology on Himalaya Premium, you're really helping this one-woman show continue to grow and develop.


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Latest Episodes

30: Vera Jo Reigle

Ad-free AvailableThe intellectually disabled are among the most vulnerable within the community. While many can lead normal lives, including holding down a job and raising a family, there are a number that sadly suffer in silence and need that extra bit of help. In an ideal world, those that struggle mentally would have a mentor or a guardian that have their very best interests at heart and assist them with their life decisions.However, sadly for 24-year-old Vera Jo Reigle from Findlay, Ohio, she was truly alone in the world and those who appeared closest to her, were – in reality – her number one enemy. Poverty, drugs, neglect and abuse made up the four walls of a literal house of horrors for Vera Jo and in 2011, her disturbing death reverberated in a community which prides itself on being caring and compassionate and led to a discussion about what could be done to better identify and assist those who may be unwilling or unable to ask for help.Show Notes: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-30-vera-jo-reiglePatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morbidologyHimalaya +: https://himalaya.com/morbidologyThis episode is sponsored by Best Fiends, a free to download addictive game that is available on the app store and Google Play!Show recommendation of the week – THE APEX AND THE ABYSS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/apex and enter promo code ABYSS at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREEAudio Credit: -Ever Mindful, On My Way, Sincerely & Evening of Chaos by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Density & Time - Water Lillies

56 MIN6 d ago
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30: Vera Jo Reigle

29: Tristan Jensen

Ad-free AvailableRedlands is a tranquil city in San Bernardino County, California. It’s known for its gracious Victorian homes, the Lincoln Shrine, acres of orange groves and low crime rate. While many surrounding cities are rife with gang violence and random street violence, residents of this bucolic city like to think that they inhabit an oasis. But throughout the 1990s, a wave of youth violence rocked the city and shattered their idyll. The violence culminated with the mysterious disappearance of a 14-year-old boy.For a parent or guardian, their child going missing is undoubtedly their worst nightmare but the outcome of this case was even more horrific than anybody could have ever fathomed.Show Notes: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-29-tristan-jensenHarry’s wants you to start the New Year off right! New customers get $5 off a Harry’s Trial Set when you go to HARRYS.COM/MORBIDOLOGYPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morbidologyHimalaya +: https://himalaya.com/morbidologyShow recomm...

46 MIN1 w ago
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29: Tristan Jensen

28: Sadie Hartley

Ad-free AvailableLancashire is a ceremonial county in North West England. It is made up of beautiful and lush countryside and charming villages. One of the most gorgeous villages in the area is arguably Helmshore. This quaint village has the River Ogden running through it and the majority of the homes are brick faced and nostalgically attractive. In 2016, however, a jealous obsession was brewing in Helmshore, one which would culminate with the brutal murder of a wealthy businesswoman. Show Notes: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-28-sadie-hartleyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morbidologyHimalaya +: https://himalaya.com/morbidologyThis episode is sponsored by Best Fiends, a free to download addictive game that is available on the app store and Google Play!Show recommendation of the week - TRUE CRIME FAN CLUB. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/TCFC and enter promo code TCFC at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!Podcast Promo: Ghost TownTwitter: h...

55 MIN2 w ago
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28: Sadie Hartley

27: Goleta Postal Murders

Ad-free AvailableMass shootings have become such a part of American life that a simple word can evoke them from the nation’s collective memory. For example, Columbine, Sandy Hook and Luby’s. One thing you’ll notice about almost all mass shootings is that the perpetrator is male. Female mass shooters are rare. Female mass shooters that target their place of employment are even rarer. But in Goleta, California, in 2006, an ex-postal worker was an exception to the rule. It was the nation’s deadliest workplace shooting perpetrated by a woman and the nation’s bloodiest shooting at a postal installation in almost 20 years.Show Notes: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-27-goleta-postal-murdersPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morbidologyHimalaya +: https://himalaya.com/morbidologyThank you to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode! Podcorn is the new way for podcasters to connect with sponsors today. Visit their website at: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/Show recommendation of the week - WEST...

41 MIN3 w ago
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27: Goleta Postal Murders

26: Roy Tutill

Ad-free AvailableDuring the 1960s, hitchhiking was a common occurrence in Britain as well as across the United States and Canada. It was seen as an easy and cheap way to get from place to place and maybe meet some new friends along the way. While the Moors Murders happened between 1963 and 1965, many Britons felt as though this was a terrible one-off and it didn’t deter them from hitchhiking. While nowadays, a child hitchhiking to and from school would warrant a call to child protection services, back in the 1960s, some children did. But in 1968 in Surrey, England, one such boy never came home, paving the way to one of the most exhaustive criminal investigations that Britain had ever seen and uncovering one of the most prolific pedophiles in British history. Show Notes: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-26-roy-tutillPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morbidologyHimalaya +: https://himalaya.com/morbidologyPodcast Promo: The True Crime LabsTwitter: https://twitter.com/thetclpodcastWebsite...

61 MIN2019 DEC 16
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26: Roy Tutill

25: Rebecca Middleton

Ad-free AvailableBermuda is a British dependent territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, just around 590 miles off the United States Coast. It isn’t a third-world country or a struggling developing nation. It has the one of the highest per capital incomes in the world. In 1996, it had a population of around 60,000 and prided itself on its low crime rate, white sandy beaches and golf courses. Because of this, Bermuda was a widely popular and trouble-free resort, especially popular among Americans. On average, half a million people visit Bermuda yearly. Bermuda was also home to a number of expatriates, many of whom come from British Commonwealth countries and they are attracted to the island because it is steeped in British traditions. With such a small population and low crime rate, island news seldom ventured beyond local newspapers or travel news. That was, at least, until summer of 1996, when the world was rocked by the brutal murder of a young tourist and the injustice that ensued, leaving a black...

50 MIN2019 DEC 9
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25: Rebecca Middleton

Morbidology Plus - 01: Michaela Garecht

Exclusive EpisodeAbductions by strangers are relatively rare. In 2018, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children reported that less than 1% of the missing children reports for that year were stranger abductions. Most missing children are runaways or have been kidnapped by parents in custody disputes.In this exclusive episode of Morbidology Plus, we’re going to cover a case that falls in that 1%.Sources:dearmichaela.comSan Francisco Chronicle, 29 Janaury, 1993 – “Strange Turn in Kidnapping Case”54San Francisco Chronicle, 2 February, 1993 – “Tip on Kidnapping is a Lie”Tri-Valley Herald, 2 September, 2009 – “Police See Similarities Between Dugard, Garecht Cases”The Mercury News, 19 November, 1989 – “Searching for Michaela Themselves a Year After Abduction”The Oakland Tribune, 9 March, 2015 – “Michaela Garecht Disappearance: Speed Freak Killers Information Allegedly Withheld by Sheriff’s Office”San Francisco Chronicle, 6 July, 1994 – “Kidnap Suspect Cleared in 1988 Abductio...

30 MIN2019 DEC 3
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Morbidology Plus - 01: Michaela Garecht

24: The Ewell Family

Ad-free AvailableJust as families across the world were settling down to celebrate Easter Sunday with their loved ones, a brutal crime scene was being discovered in Fresno, California. East Park Circle Drive was affluent neighborhood in Southern California. The half-a-million-dollar homes were well-kept and their gardens well-manicured. The murders stunned the community and highlighted the fact that violent murders were not limited to Fresno’s Skid Row Areas. It was a bloody reminder that even in your own expensive home in a safe and quiet neighborhood, you could become a victim.Show Notes: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-24-the-ewell-familyIn Wondery’s new series Bad Batch, host Laura Beil (Dr. Death) investigates the multi-billion dollar underregulated industry of stem cell therapy where greed and desperation collide. When a group of patients wind up in a Texas hospital in critical condition, the trail leads back to one stem cell company and its charismatic CEO. What happens when...

60 MIN2019 DEC 2
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24: The Ewell Family

Introducing: Bad Batch

Ad-free AvailableIn Wondery's new series Bad Batch, host Laura Beil (Dr. Death) investigates the multi-billion dollar underregulated industry of stem cell therapy where greed and desperation collide. When a group of patients wind up in a Texas hospital in critical condition, the trail leads back to one stem cell company and its charismatic CEO. What happens when a supposed miracle cure leaves you worse off than before? Listen to Bad Batch now: wondery.fm/BBmorbidology

5 MIN2019 NOV 26
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Introducing: Bad Batch

23: Jim Attfield & Nahid Almanea

Ad-free AvailableColchester is a town in the county of Essex. It is known for being a market town and holds one of the most popular markets in North Essex. In 2014, the small town was rocked by two extremely brutal murders and the investigation to catch the killer was one of the biggest carried out by Essex Police. The town was held on edge as the spectre of a serial killer loomed over. Sales of stab proof vests rocketed while people refused to go anywhere alone out of fear they would become the next target.The community and media alike had conjured up the killer as a Yorkshire Ripper or Ted Bundy type, but nobody could have possibly predicted who the killer would turn out to be.Show Notes: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-23-Jim-AttfieldPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morbidologyHimalaya +: https://himalaya.com/morbidologyShow recommendation of the week - CRIME SALAD. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/crimesalad and enter promo code SALAD at checkout to get...

50 MIN2019 NOV 25
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23: Jim Attfield & Nahid Almanea

Latest Episodes

30: Vera Jo Reigle

Ad-free AvailableThe intellectually disabled are among the most vulnerable within the community. While many can lead normal lives, including holding down a job and raising a family, there are a number that sadly suffer in silence and need that extra bit of help. In an ideal world, those that struggle mentally would have a mentor or a guardian that have their very best interests at heart and assist them with their life decisions.However, sadly for 24-year-old Vera Jo Reigle from Findlay, Ohio, she was truly alone in the world and those who appeared closest to her, were – in reality – her number one enemy. Poverty, drugs, neglect and abuse made up the four walls of a literal house of horrors for Vera Jo and in 2011, her disturbing death reverberated in a community which prides itself on being caring and compassionate and led to a discussion about what could be done to better identify and assist those who may be unwilling or unable to ask for help.Show Notes: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-30-vera-jo-reiglePatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morbidologyHimalaya +: https://himalaya.com/morbidologyThis episode is sponsored by Best Fiends, a free to download addictive game that is available on the app store and Google Play!Show recommendation of the week – THE APEX AND THE ABYSS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/apex and enter promo code ABYSS at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREEAudio Credit: -Ever Mindful, On My Way, Sincerely & Evening of Chaos by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Density & Time - Water Lillies

56 MIN6 d ago
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30: Vera Jo Reigle

29: Tristan Jensen

Ad-free AvailableRedlands is a tranquil city in San Bernardino County, California. It’s known for its gracious Victorian homes, the Lincoln Shrine, acres of orange groves and low crime rate. While many surrounding cities are rife with gang violence and random street violence, residents of this bucolic city like to think that they inhabit an oasis. But throughout the 1990s, a wave of youth violence rocked the city and shattered their idyll. The violence culminated with the mysterious disappearance of a 14-year-old boy.For a parent or guardian, their child going missing is undoubtedly their worst nightmare but the outcome of this case was even more horrific than anybody could have ever fathomed.Show Notes: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-29-tristan-jensenHarry’s wants you to start the New Year off right! New customers get $5 off a Harry’s Trial Set when you go to HARRYS.COM/MORBIDOLOGYPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morbidologyHimalaya +: https://himalaya.com/morbidologyShow recomm...

46 MIN1 w ago
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29: Tristan Jensen

28: Sadie Hartley

Ad-free AvailableLancashire is a ceremonial county in North West England. It is made up of beautiful and lush countryside and charming villages. One of the most gorgeous villages in the area is arguably Helmshore. This quaint village has the River Ogden running through it and the majority of the homes are brick faced and nostalgically attractive. In 2016, however, a jealous obsession was brewing in Helmshore, one which would culminate with the brutal murder of a wealthy businesswoman. Show Notes: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-28-sadie-hartleyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morbidologyHimalaya +: https://himalaya.com/morbidologyThis episode is sponsored by Best Fiends, a free to download addictive game that is available on the app store and Google Play!Show recommendation of the week - TRUE CRIME FAN CLUB. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/TCFC and enter promo code TCFC at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!Podcast Promo: Ghost TownTwitter: h...

55 MIN2 w ago
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28: Sadie Hartley

27: Goleta Postal Murders

Ad-free AvailableMass shootings have become such a part of American life that a simple word can evoke them from the nation’s collective memory. For example, Columbine, Sandy Hook and Luby’s. One thing you’ll notice about almost all mass shootings is that the perpetrator is male. Female mass shooters are rare. Female mass shooters that target their place of employment are even rarer. But in Goleta, California, in 2006, an ex-postal worker was an exception to the rule. It was the nation’s deadliest workplace shooting perpetrated by a woman and the nation’s bloodiest shooting at a postal installation in almost 20 years.Show Notes: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-27-goleta-postal-murdersPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morbidologyHimalaya +: https://himalaya.com/morbidologyThank you to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode! Podcorn is the new way for podcasters to connect with sponsors today. Visit their website at: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/Show recommendation of the week - WEST...

41 MIN3 w ago
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27: Goleta Postal Murders

26: Roy Tutill

Ad-free AvailableDuring the 1960s, hitchhiking was a common occurrence in Britain as well as across the United States and Canada. It was seen as an easy and cheap way to get from place to place and maybe meet some new friends along the way. While the Moors Murders happened between 1963 and 1965, many Britons felt as though this was a terrible one-off and it didn’t deter them from hitchhiking. While nowadays, a child hitchhiking to and from school would warrant a call to child protection services, back in the 1960s, some children did. But in 1968 in Surrey, England, one such boy never came home, paving the way to one of the most exhaustive criminal investigations that Britain had ever seen and uncovering one of the most prolific pedophiles in British history. Show Notes: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-26-roy-tutillPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morbidologyHimalaya +: https://himalaya.com/morbidologyPodcast Promo: The True Crime LabsTwitter: https://twitter.com/thetclpodcastWebsite...

61 MIN2019 DEC 16
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26: Roy Tutill

25: Rebecca Middleton

Ad-free AvailableBermuda is a British dependent territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, just around 590 miles off the United States Coast. It isn’t a third-world country or a struggling developing nation. It has the one of the highest per capital incomes in the world. In 1996, it had a population of around 60,000 and prided itself on its low crime rate, white sandy beaches and golf courses. Because of this, Bermuda was a widely popular and trouble-free resort, especially popular among Americans. On average, half a million people visit Bermuda yearly. Bermuda was also home to a number of expatriates, many of whom come from British Commonwealth countries and they are attracted to the island because it is steeped in British traditions. With such a small population and low crime rate, island news seldom ventured beyond local newspapers or travel news. That was, at least, until summer of 1996, when the world was rocked by the brutal murder of a young tourist and the injustice that ensued, leaving a black...

50 MIN2019 DEC 9
Comments
25: Rebecca Middleton

Morbidology Plus - 01: Michaela Garecht

Exclusive EpisodeAbductions by strangers are relatively rare. In 2018, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children reported that less than 1% of the missing children reports for that year were stranger abductions. Most missing children are runaways or have been kidnapped by parents in custody disputes.In this exclusive episode of Morbidology Plus, we’re going to cover a case that falls in that 1%.Sources:dearmichaela.comSan Francisco Chronicle, 29 Janaury, 1993 – “Strange Turn in Kidnapping Case”54San Francisco Chronicle, 2 February, 1993 – “Tip on Kidnapping is a Lie”Tri-Valley Herald, 2 September, 2009 – “Police See Similarities Between Dugard, Garecht Cases”The Mercury News, 19 November, 1989 – “Searching for Michaela Themselves a Year After Abduction”The Oakland Tribune, 9 March, 2015 – “Michaela Garecht Disappearance: Speed Freak Killers Information Allegedly Withheld by Sheriff’s Office”San Francisco Chronicle, 6 July, 1994 – “Kidnap Suspect Cleared in 1988 Abductio...

30 MIN2019 DEC 3
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Morbidology Plus - 01: Michaela Garecht

24: The Ewell Family

Ad-free AvailableJust as families across the world were settling down to celebrate Easter Sunday with their loved ones, a brutal crime scene was being discovered in Fresno, California. East Park Circle Drive was affluent neighborhood in Southern California. The half-a-million-dollar homes were well-kept and their gardens well-manicured. The murders stunned the community and highlighted the fact that violent murders were not limited to Fresno’s Skid Row Areas. It was a bloody reminder that even in your own expensive home in a safe and quiet neighborhood, you could become a victim.Show Notes: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-24-the-ewell-familyIn Wondery’s new series Bad Batch, host Laura Beil (Dr. Death) investigates the multi-billion dollar underregulated industry of stem cell therapy where greed and desperation collide. When a group of patients wind up in a Texas hospital in critical condition, the trail leads back to one stem cell company and its charismatic CEO. What happens when...

60 MIN2019 DEC 2
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24: The Ewell Family

Introducing: Bad Batch

Ad-free AvailableIn Wondery's new series Bad Batch, host Laura Beil (Dr. Death) investigates the multi-billion dollar underregulated industry of stem cell therapy where greed and desperation collide. When a group of patients wind up in a Texas hospital in critical condition, the trail leads back to one stem cell company and its charismatic CEO. What happens when a supposed miracle cure leaves you worse off than before? Listen to Bad Batch now: wondery.fm/BBmorbidology

5 MIN2019 NOV 26
Comments
Introducing: Bad Batch

23: Jim Attfield & Nahid Almanea

Ad-free AvailableColchester is a town in the county of Essex. It is known for being a market town and holds one of the most popular markets in North Essex. In 2014, the small town was rocked by two extremely brutal murders and the investigation to catch the killer was one of the biggest carried out by Essex Police. The town was held on edge as the spectre of a serial killer loomed over. Sales of stab proof vests rocketed while people refused to go anywhere alone out of fear they would become the next target.The community and media alike had conjured up the killer as a Yorkshire Ripper or Ted Bundy type, but nobody could have possibly predicted who the killer would turn out to be.Show Notes: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-23-Jim-AttfieldPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morbidologyHimalaya +: https://himalaya.com/morbidologyShow recommendation of the week - CRIME SALAD. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/crimesalad and enter promo code SALAD at checkout to get...

50 MIN2019 NOV 25
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23: Jim Attfield & Nahid Almanea

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