Crime Junkie

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For listeners who like to play detective and get stuck into real-life mysteries, there's no need to look further than Crime Junkie. This true crime podcast has gained a cult following, and for a good reason. The female-owned media network Audiochuck presents the popular series. The hosts are life-long besties Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat.

But what makes Crime Junkie stand out from other true crime podcasts? The hosts take pride in delivering well-researched content that avoids unnecessary rabbit holes. They also make it fun. True crime is a passion for these hosts. They are up-to-date on current cases and follow along with new developments as they happen. Listening to an episode of Crime Junkie feels like having a discussion with old friends.

The series uncovers a broad scope of crimes. Listeners can hear the ins and outs of missing people cases to shocking serial killer sagas. The hosts often add update episodes to keep listeners in the loop. They share developments and breakthroughs on cases they've talked about on the show.

A new episode drops each week, so listeners can get their true crime fix every Monday. Listeners can pick and choose the episodes that pique their interest. With hundreds of episodes of Crime Junkie available on Amazon Music, it makes for a binge-worthy listen.

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MURDERED: Fiona Yu
Today
MURDERED: Fiona Yu
An ASU student comes home one afternoon in 1997 to find her roommate, Fiona Yu, clinging to life in their shared apartment. She had been sexually assaulted, beaten, and left for dead. Though DNA evidence was left at the scene, the case goes cold. When other attacks of young women in the area are reported and their cases closed, there is hope that a connection will shed light on Fiona’s.If you would like to check out The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence by Gavin De Becker, please visit this link.To learn more about Season of Justice, please visit www.seasonofjustice.org. Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/ to view the current membership options and policies.Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-fiona-yu/ Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
CONSPIRACY: Phillip Island Part 2
1w ago
CONSPIRACY: Phillip Island Part 2
When 23-year-old Beth Barnard is found murdered in her home, investigators immediately suspect a woman named Vivienne Cameron, whose husband had been having an affair with Beth. But the more investigators – and the wider public – dig into the mystery, the less the puzzle pieces seem to fit together.  Visit the Crime Junkie Fan Club App to listen to hundreds of never before released bonus episodes!If you would like to purchase Vikki Petraitis’ and Paul Daley’s book, “The Phillip Island Murder,” please visit this link!If you or someone you know if experiencing thoughts of suicide, support can be reached by calling or texting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/conspiracy-phillip-island-part-2/ Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
CONSPIRACY: Phillip Island Part 1
27-11-2023
CONSPIRACY: Phillip Island Part 1
When 23-year-old Beth Barnard is found murdered in her home, investigators immediately suspect a woman named Vivienne Cameron, whose husband had been having an affair with Beth. But the more investigators – and the wider public – dig into the mystery, the less the puzzle pieces seem to fit together.  Visit the Crime Junkie Fan Club App to listen to Part 2 now, as well as hundreds of never before released bonus episode.If you would like to purchase Vikki Petraitis’ and Paul Daley’s book, “The Phillip Island Murder,” please visit this link!If you or someone you know if experiencing thoughts of suicide, support can be reached by calling or texting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/conspiracy-phillip-island-part-1Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
MISSING: Reed Jeppson
06-11-2023
MISSING: Reed Jeppson
Reed Jeppson, a Salt Lake City teen, went outside to feed his dogs one Sunday afternoon in 1964 – and vanished, with the dogs, into thin air. Decades later, his heartbroken family still has so many unanswered questions. If you have any information about Reed, please contact Salt Lake City police at 801-799-3000.If Reed is alive today, he’s 74-years-old. He’s white, with medium blond hair and blue eyes. At the time of his disappearance, he was 5’6 and 140 pounds, and he had braces on his top and bottom teeth.CDC Suicide Risks and Protective FactorsIf you or anyone you know is thinking about suicide, emotional support can be reached by calling or texting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988, or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/missing-reed-jeppson/Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
MURDERED: Patricia Newsom
30-10-2023
MURDERED: Patricia Newsom
After nearly 50 years as East Haven, Connecticut’s Jane Doe, police have finally identified the murder victim found behind Bradlees Department Store as 18-year-old Patricia Newsom. Now, they need your help to catch her killer – or killers. If you have any information about Patricia Newsom, call East Haven police at 203-468-3824. Join the FindPatriciaNewsom Facebook group for updates. Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-patricia-newsom/For information on how to upload your DNA profile to GEDmatch, please visit the GEDmatch website.Check out the following links for guides and tip sheets on what to do when a loved one goes missing: Missing Persons Primer – The Center for HopeMissing Persons Guide – Missing Persons Advocacy NetworkFinding a Missing Loved One – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)Missing Persons Checklists 1 & 2 – IHaveVanished.comMissing-Child, Emergency-Response, Quick-Reference Guide for FamiliesMissing Child Clearinghouses (every state)Resources for Families of Missing American Indian and Alaska Native AdultsWhen Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival GuideCuando su Niño está desaparecido: Una guía de supervivencia familiarSocial Media Guidebook for Families of Missing and Runaway Children​What to do if your child is missing – Peas In Their PodsMissing Persons Checklist - Colorado Bureau of InvestigationSomeone I Know is Missing – Kansas Bureau of InvestigationVirginia Missing Person Family Resource GuideMissing people: A guide for family members and service providers (Australia)What to do when someone goes missing (UK)What if the Police Won't Investigate my Case?Other organizations: National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)DOE NetworkAnti-Predator ProjectPrivate Investigations for the MissingCommunity United Effort (CUE) Center for Missing PersonsFind Me GroupYou can learn more about The Good segment and even submit a story of your own by visiting The Good page on our website!Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Molly Young
23-10-2023
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Molly Young
On March 24th, 2012, Molly Young rushed to her on-again, off-again boyfriend Richie Minton's aid, only to be found dead hours later in his Carbondale, Illinois apartment with a gunshot wound to the head. Did she take her own life, or was she the victim of foul play? With lingering doubts about the investigation's integrity, the search for answers continues.  Join the “Justice for Molly” Facebook group to learn more.If you or a loved one is experiencing domestic abuse of any kind, you are not alone. You can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or text START to 88788 for help.If you or anyone you know is thinking about suicide, emotional support can be reached by calling or texting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988, or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/ to view the current membership options and policies.Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/mysterious-death-molly-young/ Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
MISSING: Rachel Good
16-10-2023
MISSING: Rachel Good
When a young mother vanishes from her small town, alarm bells sound immediately. Local police are on the case, but just a few days into the investigation, the woman’s family discovers that she had been having a secret affair with a married police officer. When that officer turns out to be the lead investigator on the case, speculation runs rampant. Her family is sure she was murdered by this officer, and the motive seems clear. So, why after twenty years does her case remain ice cold? October 18th, 2023 is the 20th anniversary of Rachel’s disappearance. If you live in Elkton, VA, please go out and show your support for Rachel and her loved ones at her 20th anniversary vigil on 10/18/23 at 8PM. The exact location will be updated on Facebook. If you have any information about the disappearance of Rachel Good, please call Special Agent Chris Depot of the Virginia State Police at 540-829-7400. You can also leave an anonymous tip on their website: https://coldcase.vsp.virginia.gov/virginia-state-police/case/virginia-state-police-case-04-25446/ Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/ to view the current membership options and policies.Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/missing-rachel-good Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
MYSTERIOUS DEATH: Jade Winston
09-10-2023
MYSTERIOUS DEATH: Jade Winston
When 18-year-old Jade Winston is found with a fatal gunshot wound to the head in her Carrier Mills, Illinois, apartment in August 2007, the entire community is stunned, and investigators are split on whether she was murdered or if she took her own life. As rumors fly, a Coroner's Jury rules Jade's death a homicide. But 16 years later, the case is on the shelf, and her family is still desperate to know what happened…and praying that someone will give it the attention it deserves. Saline County Sheriff’s Office: (618) 252-8661Please visit the Justice for Jade Facebook page.Please join us in writing a letter to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office urging them to intervene and investigate Jade’s case. Below the Episode Info you will find a prompt you can use and the address to send the letter to. You can also contact the office using this form. Letter to Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul(WHERE TO SEND)Office of the Illinois Attorney GeneralConstituent Services100 West Randolph StreetChicago, IL 60601Attorney_general@ilag.govPlease also CC Saline County State's Attorney, Molly Wilson: statesattorney@clearwave.comDear Attorney General Raoul,I am writing to you as a concerned citizen and a listener of Crime Junkie, a true crime podcast that recently investigated the death of Jade Winston in Carrier Mills, IL.Jade was an 18-year-old high school senior who died of a gunshot wound to the head while in her apartment on August 17th, 2007. A Saline County Coroner's Jury ruled Jade's death a homicide in January 2008. However, leadership at the Saline County Sheriff's Office have publicly shared their "personal opinions" that Jade died by suicide. While they maintain that the case is open, it's not active. I am deeply troubled by the lack of progress. Mixed messaging, where an agency's public statements are not consistent with the official designation of a case, can erode public trust. This can lead to skepticism about the agency's competence or motives. Public statements can also inadvertently influence potential witnesses. If the public believes the investigating agency has already reached a conclusion, even informally, individuals might be less likely to come forward with information, thinking it might not be considered relevant. Meanwhile, Jade's family and the community are left in a state of uncertainty, and their faith in the justice system has been profoundly shaken.The Attorney General’s Office can intervene in cases where there are conflicts of interest or when the complexity of the case demands a comprehensive approach. Given the nature of this case, I am respectfully urging you to have your office conduct a thorough investigation into this matter. By taking over this investigation, your office could bring fresh perspectives, resources, and a renewed commitment to finding the truth. Furthermore, your intervention would instill public confidence in the justice system.I am hopeful that with your help, we can bring closure to Jade’s family, provide answers to a concerned community, and ensure that justice prevails.Thank you for your time and consideration.Sincerely,[Your Full Name][Your Signature (if sending a printed letter)] Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/ to view the current membership options and policies.Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/mysterious-death-jade-winston/ Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
MURDERED: Pherbia “Faye” Tinsley
25-09-2023
MURDERED: Pherbia “Faye” Tinsley
When Pherbia Tinsley is found shot to death inside her car miles from her apartment in Central Virginia, authorities work fast to try and find her killer. Detectives uncover a handful of wild secrets in the lives of those around Pherbia which only deepen the mystery. Suspects are developed but the questions: who wanted Pherbia dead? and why? still plagues cold case investigators.If you know any information about the unsolved murder of Pherbia ‘Faye’ Tinsley, please call the Charlottesville Police Crimestoppers Tip Line at 434-977-4000.The Justice for Pherbia ‘Faye’ Tinsley Facebook page is still going strong. This page was a source for many of the photos we used in the blog post for this episode. To learn more about the Freedom K9 Project, please visit www.freedomK9project.com.You can learn more about The Good segment and even submit a story of your own by visiting The Good page on our website! Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/ to view the current membership options and policies.Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-pherbia-faye-tinsley/ Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
MISSING: Jodi Huisentruit
11-09-2023
MISSING: Jodi Huisentruit
When a local news anchor vanishes in the pre-dawn hours, the entire community is struck by the irony. The person who typically broke stories in their small town was now the focus of the biggest missing persons case in the Midwest. Leads and suspects are plentiful, but somehow, almost three decades have passed without a shred of evidence pointing to anyone in particular. If you have any information about the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit, please: Call the Find Jodi tip line at (641) 999-1109Email team@findjodi.comSubmit an anonymous tip at FindJodi.com, orContact the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636There is a $50,000 reward for information on Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance.  Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/ to view the current membership options and policies.Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/missing-jodi-huisentruit/ Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
UPDATE: Alissa Turney Trial
25-08-2023
UPDATE: Alissa Turney Trial
If you’ve been following Alissa Turney’s case, you’ll know that her stepfather, Michael Turney, has been acquitted of her murder which has left us all with too many questions. What does all this mean? What exactly happened in court? And what’s next? Well Alissa’s biggest advocate, Sarah Turney, is here to give us the answers.You can see the video of this conversation by signing up for our fan club membership! Visit: https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/To listen to Sarah’s podcast, Voices for Justice, and hear more of Alissa’s story, please visit: https://www.voicesforjusticepodcast.com/ Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/ to view the current membership options and policies.Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/update-alissa-turney-trial/ Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie!Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuckTwitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuckTikTok: @crimejunkiepodcastFacebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllcCrime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawatTwitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawatTikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkieFacebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!