When a St. Clair Shores man accuses his mother of killing his father, it ignites a feud that results in one of the most shocking murders Michigan has seen. And based on a listener suggestion, we cover the case of Hastings mother Grace DeMott, who brutally murdered her two young daughters in the 1940s- or did she?
When Selina Vercruysse was burned alive in what would become known as the "Mason Torch Murder," her husband of 20+ years claimed it was a horrible accident. But before she died, Selina told officials a very different story. Yolanda Perna was just 27 years old when she was gunned down in the Lansing apartment she shared with her husband and their two young children above the grocery store they owned and operated. Her husband insisted it was an accident- that his wife was shot by mistake- TWICE. Locals believed something else entirely. "The husband did it," that's usually true. It's the "why" that can sometimes be complicated.
Dani and Jenn discuss two eerily similar cases in which young Michigan mothers disappeared, seemingly into thin air. Dawn Magyar was 20 years old when she disappeared from an Owosso shopping center in broad daylight in 1973. 40 years later, 25 year old Jessica Heeringa disappeared from a convenience store in Norton Shores. Both women left behind little boys that adored them. Both families waited years for answers- only to find themselves wholly unprepared for the horrific truth.
The tradition of the modern circus dates back 250 years, and has a history rife with tragedy. In this episode, Jenn and Dani discuss the time a dancing elephant went on a rampage in South Lansing, and a cursed traveling circus that left a trail of death and destruction across the midwest in the early 1900s.
A young man disappeared from the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, MI in 2018, never be heard from again. A single mother hasn't been seen since walking away from her Marshall, MI home following an argument with her fiancee in 2004. In this episode, Jenn and Dani discuss the missing persons cases of Kevin Graves and Mary Lands.