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Twisted Travel and True Crime

Twisted Travel and True Crime

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If you love travel and true crime, this is the podcast for you. Sandi will tell you true crime stories or crazy travel stories and a little bit about the history and landscape of the places where they occur. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/twisted-travel-and-true-c/support
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In Atlanta, male sex workers knew that a sadist they called the Handcuff Man was drugging, handcuffing, beating and sometimes burning male prostitutes, or men he thought were prostitutes. The victims were turning up in Tampa and Atlanta, unconscious and brutally maimed. He had been doing these things — virtually unhindered by police — for more than…
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Seven friends' seemingly ordinary lives take a terrible turn as they play a twisted game of betrayal and manipulation. With their wives drugged and their darkest desires unleashed, they plunge into lives of crime, violation and perversion. Worse, they share videos of their escapades in an online sex forum.SUPPORT THIS PODCAST:MONTHLY:Patreon: ⁠http…
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When Dwayne Demkiw disappeared after a night working as a party bus driver for a bachelor party, his disappearance led to a manhunt for an international fugative. In the quiet corners of two nations, an investigation with more twists and turns than a rollercoast will reveal the truth. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST:MONTHLY:Patreon: ⁠https://patreon.com/user?…
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For a while, the residents of Manitoba Colony thought demons were raping the town's women. There was no other explanation. No way of explaining how a woman could wake up with blood stains smeared across her sheets and no memory of the previous night. No way of explaining how another woman in a different house went to sleep fully clothed, only to wa…
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In the serene coastal haven of Newport Beach, California, Pegye and Eric Bechler's blissful marriage took a sinister turn when Pegye vanished without a trace during a romantic boat outing. Police had their suspicions but no body and little evidence of any wrong doing.With the help of an unexpected ally, the truth behind Pegye's mysterious vanishing…
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In the quiet countryside of rural Victoria, Australia, a lunch gathering turns tragic when Erin Patterson serves her family Beef Wellington, only for all guests to fall violently ill the next day. Three perish, and a fourth fights for life awaiting a liver transplant. Erin's admission of using dried mushrooms from an unidentified Asian grocer raise…
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In a small middle class town in the midwest, a newly wed middle aged couple aren't experiencing marital bliss. Instead allegations of domestic violence and false accusations are hurled at eachother. They don't separate, instead they try to reconcile. When the husband disappears, no one reports him missing. When he is found, his wife has stories to …
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In the realm of Irish Olympic swimming, where champions are molded, Frank McCann's revered coaching reputation concealed a dark secret. As allegations of pedophilia surround his colleagues, McCann's own tangled web of deceit, and betrayal emerges. When a fire erupts in McCann's home, the grieving husband becomes the prime suspect.SUPPORT THIS PODCA…
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British tourist Julie Ward disappeared in the heart of Kenya. Local authorities said she was eaten by wildlife but her father disagreed. He began a relentless quest for justice and proved she was murdered. What happened to her is still a mystery but her father thought he knew exactly who was to blame. DONATE: One time: Venmo: https://venmo.com/code…
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The New Years holiday is a celebration of new beginnings. With that in mind, we know this collaboration will introduce you to several amazing new true-crime podcasts that will quickly become your newest true-crime binges as we enter 2024 because, let’s face it, we know that’s exactly what you needed! With tons of episodes each, investigative curios…
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The New Years holiday is a celebration of new beginnings. With that in mind, we know this collaboration will introduce you to several amazing new true-crime podcasts that will quickly become your newest true-crime binges as we enter 2024 because, let’s face it, we know that’s exactly what you needed! With tons of episodes each, investigative curios…
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Step into the extraordinary true survival tale of Ada Blackjack, an Inuit woman who defied the odds in the harsh Arctic wilderness. Alone on Wrangel Island, she battled the elements, starvation, and isolation, emerging as the sole survivor of a perilous expedition.(well almost a sole survivor, she her cat Vic survived too!) DONATE: One time: Venmo:…
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A phone call triggered by a missing employee led to the gruesome discovery of sheep shearer Mick Lewis and his wife Sue. They had been shot dead in their remote homestead. Their four-year-old daughter was left fending for herself as well as caring for her three-year-old brother and their puppy while her parents' bodies decomposed nearby. --- Suppor…
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They fell through the sky holding hands, laughing and smiling. They let go of each other, preparing to open their parachutes. The fleeting feeling of happy exhilaration was followed by fear and dread as Els Van Doren discovered that hers wouldn’t open properly. From the sky, her teammates watched as she plunged to the ground screaming. As the inves…
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On Halloween we are accustomed to the festivities that come with the Holiday. Costumes, candy, and playful pranks are part of many communities who embrace the spirit of fun and revelry. But in 2012, in Mount Pleasant Michigan, one man let the evil lurking within him take control. Instead of celebrating the holiday, he unleashed a darkness that woul…
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A short refreshing dip in the ocean, turns into a nightmare as a father and son are swept out to sea. As night falls with no hope of a quick rescue, a father realizes that if he and his son remain together, they will both drown. He makes a heart wrenching decision that will change his life forever.DONATE: One time:Venmo:https://venmo.com/code?user_…
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Two young girls go missing from the Oklahoma State Fair. They were lured away with the promise of a job and are never seen again. Years later, two more girls go missing but one escapes to tell a terrible tale. Her kidnapper Royal Russel Long will go to jail for kidnapping charges but is linked back to the first pair of missing girls. Royal, a long …
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Imagine you and your best friend sailing to a deserted island and trying to live there, relying only on yourselves for a year. What would you be most concerned about?In 1974, two couples had the same idea, to enjoy themselves on an island of their very own. The first couple, the Grahams were married and experienced sailors. The second couple, an ex…
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In 1981, a 10 year old girl was biking come from her aunts house. It had been a fun filled and busy day. She had just started secondary school and her parents let her bike home alone through a two mile stretch of woods between her aunts house and her own. It wasn't the first time she'd taken this route but it was her last. She disappeared. It was 1…
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After a series of murders spark terror and intrigue in Madrid authorities search for a suspect. A deck of playing cards are the center of his gloating. He left one at three different crime scenes. The killer brutally murdered his victims, shooting them from point blank range. As month went by, the police struggled to find a suspect that fit the cri…
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In 2007, the city of Kurim in the Czech Republic was left shaken by a monstrous case of child abuse, one that involved cannibalism and cults. A new father broke the case when his baby monitor picked up a video feed showing a little boy being held captive in the house next door. When one of the children rescued from the home, later went missing, the…
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Natalia Grace Barnett has been called many things, a loving child, an adult sociopath masquerading as a child, an Ukrainian orphan brought to the States, a knife wielding maniac, a dwarf, a con artist and a beloved unofficially adopted daughter. Only some of them are true. The trouble is figuring out which ones.In a recent saga that captivated publ…
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In the aftermath of what appeared to be a tragedy at sea, a mystery would grow. One that over 20 years later still puzzles investigators and most of France. Dr. Yve Godard, a man of intellect and charm, was once revered, but now his name is tarnished. A storm of suspicion swirls, suggesting that Dr. Godard, orchestrated a sinister plot, or someone …
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We’ve all heard the phrase love is blind. We put on rose-colored glasses and think we have found the perfect person. Sometimes it takes a broken heart before we can see what was in front of us all the time. In this case, it took a slew of Texas Rednecks, a man so crooked you couldn’t tell if he was coming on going, the loss of an eye, and the near …
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She fought her executioner, bloodying his face before running for the nearest treeline, but she wasn't faster than his bullets. Bobby Jo Oberholtzer's body would be found on a snowbank the following day, 10 miles from Breckenridge, Colorado. Six months later the body of Annette Schnee was found just 10 miles south of Bobby Jo's. She was laying in a…
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When 11 year old Tere Jo Duperrault was found after nearly four days of being stranded at sea on a tiny cork raft, her rescuers couldn't believe their eyes. She and her family had been on what was supposed to be the beginning of a year long adventure at sea but what she told them next, was even more unbelievable. What was at first presented as a te…
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The girl raised herself from the mud. She was in pain having been beaten and bloodied. She staggered out from underneath the dark and dirty bridge. Her only desire was to get to her parents. She never made it home that night. 14-year-old Reena Virk, a shy and introverted girl of Indian descent, was mercilessly beaten and then drowned by a group of …
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When three officers entered Chris Colemans home after a stressful call from Chris, they were appalled find Chris's wife Sheri Coleman, and their two sons in bed. They weren't sleeping. They weren't alive. Their bodies were stiff and cold. It seemed as though the threatening letters and emails the family had been receiving for months had been acted …
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The couple woke up with a hangover after a long night of partying and an argument but that didn't stop them from taking a kayak trip they had been looking forward to on an early spring day in New York. Angelika Graswald and Vincent Viafore would enter the water together that afternoon but only one would return. Angelika would later make a chilling …
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Marcus Schrenker, a financial adviser from Indiana, had it all. He enjoyed a high roller, work hard/play hard lifestyle, a beautiful wife and family and expensive toys galore. He even had his own plane, one that crashes suspiciously, with no body to be found. This is followed by a man hunt and then a media storm reporting on his victims who lost mi…
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Tammy Grogan's 2006 dream cruise turned into a nightmare when the single mother never returned. She was given an all inclusive cruise along with her mother, aunt and son. The gift was from a man whom Tammy felt had an inappropriate relationship with her son. She'd even spoken with police about the relationship months earlier. Regardless, she took t…
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In 1974, Michelle Wallace lost her life in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The first predator, the human that took her life, was bad enough but there were many more that would follow, picking at her carcass and scattering her remains throughout the wilderness. Twenty years later, before her body returned to dust, a young, smart and tenacious inves…
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The hikers clutched their throats, tore off their clothes, some began bleeding from their eyes, ears, noses and mouths. Their deaths were quick and mysterious. Even with one miraculous survivor and witness, their deaths can’t be explained in a way that satisfies. How could six young, strong, healthy people die in the middle of the summer on mountai…
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The murder of British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand in 2018 was so heartless that her death would cause an outpouring of sympathy on 2 sides of the world. She swiped right on a man who killed her on their first date. She hadn't known that 8 month earlier, her date, Jesse Kempson raped another backpacker and had a history of violence. The …
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A man, named Arthur Knight walked into a Scottish hospital. he was sick, Really sick, with Covid. He fell into a coma and when he woke the police were there ready to arrest him. They said he was a fugitive named Nicholas Rossi Alaverdian from the United States. One that was wanted for fraud and sexual abuse. He'd been identified by his tattoos. "Th…
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A romantic gesture, a scenic early morning boat ride, turned deadly when Larry Isenberg fell overboard bringing an end to his early retirement. He and Lori, his wife of 17 years, shared a love that others aspired to and were leaders in their community. So, it was shocking when allegations of embezzlement would cut her grieving short. Within days, p…
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The desert can be a brutal tormentor especially for people who aren't prepared. The hot sun licking at exposed skin, the dry air sucking its victims dry. Park rangers find dehydrated hikers rambling around, incoherent, some barely able to stand. But on August 4th 1999, just a Stones throw from a trail head, Park rangers would come upon something th…
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A dedicated brother wanted to fulfill his brothers dying wish which was to be buried. The problem was that in China, especially in densely populated areas, burials have been forbidden. Cremation is encouraged instead. In some instances, a dead persons will is not allowed to be executed without proof of cremation. In an attempt to get around the "no…
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A once happy mail order bride, Michelle Rivera Nyce’s life would end, murdered and surrounded by drama; including her millionaire husband Jonathan, a lustful gardening lover, an international romance and extortion. Sponsor Links: https://magicmind.co/twistedtravel Discount Code: twistedtravel DONATE: One time: https://venmo.com/code?user_id=3248826…
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Farah Fratta was just 33 years old when she was a shot twice in the head at close range in her own garage. Her husband, Robert Fratta, a police officer and their three children were attending a church service at the time of the attack. When the investigators found out the couple were in the midst of an ugly divorce concerning Robert's strange sexua…
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A young professional cyclist named Moriah "Mo" Wilson is found dead after returning from a night out in Austin, TX. She was staying there with a friend in order to compete in an upcoming event. Initially police turned to fellow professional cyclist Colin Strickland who Mo had gone out with earlier that night. Police were able to eliminate him using…
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Tracy Nessl began a romantic relationship with her biological uncle, Tim McNamara, in 2012. To escape the criticism of their relationship, they fled to Belize to start a new life. On Christmas day of 2014, Tim would be found dead by a gunshot wound to his head. His death was originally reported as a suicide but was later deemed to be a murder. Trac…
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Lana and Chuck, both 35 years old, disappeared under what her family believes are mysterious circumstances. They were on a boating vacation in Lake Huron when their boat was found off course, tossing about in rough water with the engine in idle, music still playing on the stereo. No one was on the boat. Nearly 2 weeks later, Lana's body was found 7…
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An American couple quit their jobs to bike around the world in search of experiences they couldn't find behind their desks. After thousands of miles, through more than two dozen countries, Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan's trip came to horrific end on the side of a road in Tajikistan. They, along with 4 travel companions were plowed down and stabbe…
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Geetha Angara's body was discovered in a water tank at a plant where she worked for over 12 years. The injuries she sustained. pointed to murder but there was very little evidence. The facility was well guarded and fenced in. This meant her killer had to be one of 50 coworkers, if there was a killer at all... This is a fascinating and confounding c…
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It was an uncomfortably hot and dry day in February of 2016, when two backpackers, one from Germany and one from Brazil, struck up a friendship and decided to head to Melbourne, Australia from Adelaide. They asked to share a ride with 59-year-old Roman Heinz. Little did they know, they had accepted a lift from a man who was planning a vile and terr…
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The boy was tired, dirty and hungry. He climbed up the side of the house using the window ledge to boost himself up to the roof. He’d been to this house before. His muddy bare feet barely left a mark on the metal roof. His tracks snaked along the roof line then disappeared near the window that, he knew, had been left unlocked. He quietly slipped in…
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While on vacation with his wife and son in Brazil, boxing legend, Arturo "Thunder" Gatti was found dead in his hotel room at the age of 37. His wife, Amanda reportedly woke up to discover her husband had been strangled but she repeatedly stated to police that she didn't do it. She was taken into custody because part of her purse had been used a the…
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A Belgian honeymoon comes to a terrible end when a freak accident leads to a newlyweds death. The accident is questionable and the investigation leads police down a winding road of violence, deceit, and deaths. The Diabolical Lovers is the perfect nickname for this devious duo. The investigation culminates in an international manhunt for a calculat…
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On July 22nd, 2019 a Canadian officer was driving around on his normal patrol route when up ahead of him he saw a truck run a red light at an intersection. The officer quickly flashed his lights and signaled to the trucks driver to pullover. Inside were two young men who appeared to be in their late teens. They looked nervous and scared. He told th…
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