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The Generation Why Podcast Blog — murder

Marcus Volke

Australia murder solved

“I was cooking on my stove”  a calm and collected voice with an Australian accent explained. “It’s an electric stove and the stock pot boiled over, dripped down and got into the oven and basically made this big bang and then the power turned off.” “Does it sound like something you would be able to fix today?” He enquired. Sounds like a completely normal call to an electrician doesn’t it? Following the call, the electrician showed up to the apartment in Brisbane, Australia and was greeted by the resident; a man in his twenties named Marcus Volke, who said that...

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The Murder of Alice Ruggles

murder solved UK

On October 12th 2016 the body of 24 year old Alice Ruggles was discovered blue and bloody on the bathroom floor of her apartment in the North East of England. (Alice Ruggles. Source) She shared the residence with friend and flatmate Maxine McGill, who discovered the body and made a frantic call to emergency services. “She’s covered in blood!”, “Her leg looks broken!”, “She’s blue!” Alice’s throat had been slit multiple times. So brutal was the attack, that the blade used to slash at her neck had gone through with such force that it grazed her spine. Maxine voiced a...

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The Murder of Jimmy Prout

murder solved

At 3.30PM on the 27th of March 2016, the body of a man was discovered on a piece of barren land in the North East of England, just off the A187 motorway. The body was wrapped up in two sleeping bags near the Tyne tunnel (a toll tunnel designed for vehicles that runs under the river Tyne). The green colour of the outer sleeping bag camouflaged the body in the trees and shrubs. Later examination would reveal that the man been dead for around 6 weeks, his body was in a state of decomposition and had been partly eaten by...

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Todd Kohlhepp

murder serial killer solved

Thirty year old Kala Brown set off to do some work at a client’s property on the 31st of August 2016. Although her boyfriend, Charlie Carver, had work of his own to do that day, the client, a real estate agent named Todd Kohlhepp, insisted that only Carver accompany her if she wanted to bring along help. Kala and her boyfriend picked up a set of keys from Kohlhepp’s home and then followed him to the property. (Kala and Charlie. Source) (Kohlhepp. Source) Usually Kohlhepp would provide an address that Kala would tap into her vehicle's GPS, but this time...

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Finding Christine Thornton

murder solved

(The picture of Christine Thornton from Rodney Alcala’s collection. Image source) Kathy Thornton first saw this photograph online while browsing through a collection of over 100 scanned photographs taken by convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala. The images had been found in a storage shed belonging to the killer and the Huntington Beach police department had released them to the public in 2010, in the hopes of identifying further victims. The catalogue of women and children was extensive, apparently there were many more images but the police found them inappropriate for public viewing. This suggests to me that they were probably...

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