Murder In America

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MURDER IN AMERICA is a true crime podcast that takes a state-by-state look at the most infamous homicides across the United States of America. Co-hosted by Courtney Shannon & Colin Browen (of "The Paranormal Files"), the two delve deep into the darkest tales of murder from each and every state, featuring two stories from a different state every week. Their passion for true crime, along with Colin's career in investigating paranormal activity gives the two a fresh outlook on these crimes, and allows them to gain the deepest perspectives possible when analyzing the grisly details of these horrific acts. Sometimes, you can't help but wonder... the dead don't talk... or DO they? Welcome, to Murder in America. --- New episodes are posted every Saturday.-- If you LIKE what we do, HELP us quit our day jobs and gain access to BONUS PODCASTS by becoming a Patron!: -- FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: -- FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: -- FOLLOW COLIN'S PARANORMAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL (523,000 Subscribers Already... This Is How We Started!): -- FOLLOW COURTNEY ON INSTAGRAM!: - FOLLOW COLIN ON INSTAGRAM!:

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19: EP. 19 - GEORGIA - The Corpsewood Manor Murders: Sex, Drugs & Satan

In 1982 outside of Trion, Georgia, a couple was brutally murdered in their mansion in the woods after a robbery gone wrong. And when the full story of the crime emerged, detailing the occult objects found in the home, the sex parties held on the property and the supposed demons haunting the surrounding forest, the attention of the entire United States was focused on the house, nicknamed, lovingly, by its owners, "CORPSEWOOD MANOR". In the years after the murders, the house has become abandoned, and now sits in the woods, surrounded by ghost stories, waiting for the next brave adventurer to come pay it a visit... this, is the tragic tale of the murders of Joe Odom and Dr. Charles Scudder, at Corpsewood Manor. And you're listening, to MURDER IN AMERICA.

Jun 08, 2021
18: EP. 18 - MICHIGAN - The Tragic Murder Of Nine Year Old Connor Verkerke

In 2014, a crime in rural Michigan shocked the nation. Not only was a young child murdered... but he was killed by another kid. This is the story of Jamarion Lawhorn, and the murder of Connor Verkerke. Trust me, you want to stick around until the end on this episode. You're listening, to MURDER IN AMERICA.

May 30, 2021
17: EP. 17 - MICHIGAN - Pigs Have To Eat Too: The GRUESOME Mio Pig Murders

In 1985, two hunters mysteriously disappeared from a small town in rural Michigan. There was no trace left of the two, and their disappearances sparked a manhunt and investigation that would last for decades… and when authorities finally found out the truth about what happened to those two hunters, the small town of Mio, Michigan, would be changed forever. And trust me, in this story, THERE WILL BE BLOOD. You’re listening, to Murder in America. 

May 23, 2021
16: EP. 16 - COLORADO - Columbine, The School Shooting That Changed The World

On April 20th, 1999, two disgruntled students from Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado went on a murder spree which ended the lives of students, a teacher, and the shooters themselves. In this episode we retell the story of the crime minute-by-minute, and provide some background on who these killers were and why they may have chosen to carry out their scholarly bloodbath.

May 15, 2021
15: EP. 15 - COLORADO - Chris Watts, The Family Annihilator

In 2018, the United States was rocked by a brutal crime that shocked and horrified the population when Chris Watts, your average NASCAR-loving super dad snapped and slaughtered his entire family in one night. This case is interesting because every part of it was captured in videos, audio recordings and photos. And there is a spooky twist at the end of this one. This is one shocking tale, so buckle your seatbelts and get ready for the ride. You're listening, to MURDER IN AMERICA.

May 08, 2021
14: EP. 14 - MINNESOTA - The Abuse & Murder of Three Year Old Dennis Jurgens

April is child abuse prevention month, so today, we want to tell you a story about a little boy named Dennis Jurgens, who lived in Minnesota. He was born in 1961 and his child abuse story not only opened the eyes of the people in Minnesota, but of people all around the world. Abuse happens everywhere, to people of all ages, and we hope that this story will bring awareness to this overwhelming issue, an issue that continues to deeply haunt society today. And before we start this episode, we want to add an extreme warning. What we are about to discuss is horrific, and may not be suitable for all audiences. This story contains extremely disturbing details of physical abuse to a child, so listener discretion is strongly advised. 


Apr 12, 2021
13: EP. 13 - MINNESOTA: A Mother's Murder: The Needless Killing of Carol Thompson

This murder was the inspiration for the movie "FARGO".

Our story takes place in St. Paul, Minnesota, in a neighborhood called Highland Park. It’s March of 1963, and the homes within this neighborhood are filled with members of the upper-middle class. It was a neighborhood that a lot of people would aspire to raise a family in. One where no one would suspect danger or foul play. This was the case for the home at 1720 Hillcrest Avenue, where the Thompson family lived. It was a lavish property with an almost regal feel to it. And the Thompson family, surely, had no idea, that what would happen in their home would go on to become one of the biggest murder cases in Minnesota history. You’re listening to Murder in America. 

Apr 02, 2021
12: EP. 12 - KANSAS - The Wichita Horror: The Most Disturbing Murder Story I've EVER Heard

In the year 2000, an unbelievably brutal and shocking series of crimes rocked the city of Wichita, Kansas. What began as simple robberies quickly began to devolve into carjackings, then acts of violence, followed by, ultimately, a terrifying home invasion, hours of torture, and series of executions in a snowy field. There have been shows and podcasts made about The Wichita Horror, but usually people skimp out on the details of just what happened inside of that home in Wichita on that cold, December’s night. But we aren’t. We are going to tell you the FULL story, and I have to tell you guys, to everyone listening online, PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE WITH CAUTION. We are going to discuss some vile, disgusting, absolutely reprehensible things in this podcast, and this is NOT for the faint of heart. Trigger warnings include abuse, sexual violence, and obviously, murder. This is the disturbing, true story of THE WICHITA HORROR. And you’re listening, to MURDER IN AMERICA…

Mar 25, 2021
11: EP. 11 - KANSAS - The Senseless Clutter Family Murders

In a small town in Kansas, 4 members of a family are annihilated in their home overnight, sending shockwaves throughout the community, and inadvertently launching true crime entertainment along the way. These are the murders that inspired Truman Capote's infamous true crime novel "IN COLD BLOOD"... listen here to the story, of the CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS.

Mar 18, 2021
10: EP. 10 - MAINE - The Bloody Bed & Breakfast Massacre

In 2006, a brutal, gruesome crime spree rocked the small town of Newry, Maine. An unhinged man slaughtered 4 people and 3 dogs over Labor Day weekend, burning and dismembering bodies and leaving a trail of death along the way. And it all started at an innocent, yet slightly creepy looking bed & breakfast on the edge of town, named the Black Bear Bed And Breakfast. This is the story of Christian Nielsen, and his descent into madness. You're listening, to MURDER IN AMERICA.

Mar 05, 2021
9: EP. 9 - MAINE - The Mysterious Abduction & Murder of Pamela Webb

How can someone just... vanish? And later on end up DEAD? Find out on todqy's episode of "Murder In America".

Feb 26, 2021
8: EP. 8 - NEW MEXICO - The Family Annihilator: Nehemiah Griego

What does family mean to you? Is your family your whole world? Or are they just people that you’re forced to hangout with because of blood ties? In the case of Nehemiah Griego, each member of his immediate family was nothing more than a target at a shooting range. This story goes to show that you can’t trust ANYONE- not even your own son. As usual, this episode contains extremely graphic  depictions of  violence, and listener discretion is advised. Welcome to MURDER IN AMERICA.

Hosted by Colin Browen & Courtney Shannon.

Feb 19, 2021
7: EP. 7 - NEW MEXICO - The Toy Box Killer & His Sadistic Torture Chamber

What you’re about to hear, is extremely disturbing. Listener discretion for this episode is HEAVILY advised. 

This is the depraved, sick story of David Parker Ray, the Toy Box Killer, a man who tortured and murdered an estimated 60 women in his "toy box" torture chamber throughout various decades. And once you hear David's audiotape... you can NEVER get it out of your mind. Once again, listener discretion, is HEAVILY advised. 

You’re listening, to Murder in America.

Feb 11, 2021
6: EP. 6 - IDAHO - The "SCREAM" Killers & The Death of Cassie Jo Stoddart

Sometimes, life imitates art. And in 2006, a crime rocked a small town in Idaho that seemed to be drawn straight from the script of a horror movie. The story of the death of Cassie Jo Stoddart will shock you. It will anger you. And above all, it will terrify you. Get ready to “Scream”... you’re listening, to Murder in America.

If you've ever sat and wondered, "has anyone ever killed someone based on a death in a horror movie?", your question has now been answered. This is episode 6 of "Murder In America", a new True Crime podcast that takes a look at all things murder, co-hosted by Colin Browen & Courtney Shannon.

Feb 03, 2021
5: EP. 5 - IDAHO - The Abduction of Shasta Groene & the Brutal Murder of Her Family

 This story contains descriptions of physical and sexual abuse against children, and even the murder of innocent kids. This is one of the craziest stories that I’ve ever heard. It’s demented, it’s heartbreaking, and above all, it’s terrifying… so, once again, too reiterate, for this episode, listener discretion is heavily advised.

In 2005, a family was found brutally murdered after a random home invasion in Idaho, and the two youngest children from the clan went missing. What happened to Shasta Groene during her time in captivity is shocking and will truly have you looking over your shoulder, even when you're playing with you children in your front yard. Join hosts Colin Browen and Courtney Shannon as they explore the sordid tale of Joseph Duncan III.

You’re listening TO MURDER IN AMERICA.

Jan 27, 2021
4: EP. 4 - SOUTH DAKOTA - The Torture & Murder of Chester Poage

In the year 2000, a single, brutal murder would change South Dakota forever.

Stories of serial killers oftentimes pique the interest of the public. However, sometimes it only takes a single crime to strike fear into the hearts of a population, and the brutality and depravity just one murder can be much more of a shocking event than the discovery of a serial killer. In Spearfish, South Dakota in the year 2000, the grisly torture and execution of innocent man Chester Poage did just that.

Warning, this episode contains descriptions of extremely violent and disturbing events. Listener discretion is advised.

You’re listening, to MURDER IN AMERICA.

(Co-hosted by Courtney Shannon & Colin Browen)

Jan 20, 2021
3: EP. 3 - SOUTH DAKOTA - Duct Tape Killer: Robert Leroy Anderson

"The Duct Tape Killer" terrorized Sioux Falls, South Dakota in the late 1990's, carrying out both abductions AND murders across the city. He was placing tire spikes on country roads to capture his victims, and even going into their homes and taking them hostage right in front of their children. The details of this true crime spree are gruesome, dark and highly disturbing. You're listening to Murder in America.

Jan 13, 2021
2: EP. 2 - TEXAS - The Texas Killing Fields Murders

Deep in the heart of East Texas lies a cursed ground, an oil field left abandoned decades ago that, over the last 40 years has become an active open air cemetery, stained permanently by murder. It’s a place where 30 dead bodies have been discovered... and nobody has been held responsible for these crimes. There are no answers or justice in this case. Only heartbreak, violence, and murder. This is the story of the Texas Killing Fields. 

In the second episode of "Murder in America", hosts Colin & Courtney dive deep into the story of the Texas Killing Fields, a patch of land in the state of Texas that was rocked by a string of unsolved murders spanning all the way back to 1971, with bodies that still continue to turn up to this day. This story will leave you angry and afraid, and looking over your shoulder at every turn, as these killers still walk among us in the Lone Star State.

This episode will DEFINITELY have you asking the question... the dead don't talk... or DO they?

Jan 09, 2021
1: Ep. 1 - TEXAS - The Austin Yogurt Shop Murders

Four teenage girls found murdered, a slew of suspects, and no convictions- the story of the Austin Yogurt Shop murders is not only one of mystery, but a tale of anger, blood, false confessions & fire. And at its core is a crime that has gone unsolved for almost 30 years and has haunted the city in which it was committed.

In the very first episode of "Murder in America", hosts Colin & Courtney delve deep into the story of the Austin Yogurt Shop Murders, an unsolved quadruple homicide that rocked the city of Austin, Texas back in December of 1991. This is one of the most shocking unsolved murders that the two have EVER researched, and it hits especially close to home since it occurred in the city in which the two currently live. 

This episode will have you asking the question... the dead don't talk... or DO they?

Jan 05, 2021