michigan history

34- Protect and Serve

34- Protect and Serve

When a young wife and mother is shot to death in her own home, there are two suspects- her police officer husband and her two year old son. And a robbery gone wrong becomes a fight to the death between a police officer turned carnival wrestler, and a World War II hero turned judo expert.

32- Love You To Death

32- Love You To Death

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. 

29- In Plain Sight

29- In Plain Sight

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.

27- Circus Freaks

27- Circus Freaks

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.

26- Holey Sh!t

26- Holey Sh!t

When the mother of a teenage criminal manipulates him and his young wife into forming a suicide pact, a horrific chain of events follows. Did Kathleen Holey get away with murder? And what became of the couple's innocent children?

19- Vanished

19- Vanished

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.

16- Asylum

16- Asylum

The Michigan Asylum for Insane Criminals in Ionia was part of Mid-Michigan’s landscape for over 90 years. During its reign, the institution treated thousands of patient. But its walls weren’t the strongest, and sometimes inmates disappeared. The results were often disastrous. In this episode, Dani and Jenn talk about two tragic cases in which escaped mental patients preyed on Mid-Michigan’s most vulnerable residents.