Today in True Crime
Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new episodes daily.
June 24, 1991: Jack Unterweger Ride-Along
Thursday 24 June 2021
: After killing a sex worker in Los Angeles, Austrian journalist and serial killer Jack Unterweger secured a ride-along with the LAPD station...
June 23, 1993: The Bobbitt Mutilation
Wednesday 23 June 2021
: After being assaulted by her husband, Lorena Bobbitt cut off his penis and fled the scene with the severed appendage. Guest hosted by Molly...
June 22, 1611: Hudson Bay Mutiny
Tuesday 22 June 2021
: After many months looking for the fabled Northwest Passage to Asia, an unhappy crew mutinied against Captain Henry Hudson in the icy waters...
June 21, 1964: KKK Kills Activists in Mississippi
Monday 21 June 2021
: With the help of the local sheriff, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered civil rights activists Michael Schwerner, James Cheney, and Andrew...
June 20, 1791: Flight to Varennes
Sunday 20 June 2021
: During the French Revolution, King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette fled Paris and made for the countryside, hoping to rally royalist...
June 19, 1987: Teresa Cormack Goes Missing
Saturday 19 June 2021
: Six-year-old Teresa Cormack was abducted by a stranger near her school in Napier, New Zealand.
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June 18, 2010: Ronnie Lee Gardner Executed
Friday 18 June 2021
: At his execution in Utah, killer Ronnie Lee Gardner declined to be executed by way of lethal injection or electric chair and instead chose a...
June 17, 2008: Human Foot Found on Canadian Beach
Thursday 17 June 2021
: A human foot was found on a beach in British Columbia. It wasn’t the first.
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June 16, 1984: Wilson Ferreira Aldunate Arrested
Wednesday 16 June 2021
: After 11 years in exile, popular opposition leader Wilson Ferreira Aldunate returned to Uruguay to run for president. He was arrested upon...
June 15, 1992: Supreme Court Rules USA Can Kidnap Foreign Suspects
Tuesday 15 June 2021
: In the case United States vs. Alvarez-Machain, the Supreme Court ruled six to three that the American government could legally kidnap...
June 14, 2015: Dee Dee Blanchard’s Body Found
Monday 14 June 2021
: 48-year-old Dee Dee Blanchard was found stabbed to death in her home. Her daughter, Gypsy Rose, pleaded guilty to second-degree...
June 13, 1988: Cipollone v. Liggett Decided
Sunday 13 June 2021
: Rose Cipollone started smoking cigarettes in 1942 when she was only 16 years old. Almost 40 years later, after she was diagnosed with lung...
June 12, 1963: Medgar Evers Assassinated
Saturday 12 June 2021
: In Jackson, Mississippi, civil rights activist Medgar Evers was assassinated in front of his home by a white supremacist.
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June 11, 1977: Dutch Train Hijacking
Friday 11 June 2021
: A 20-day hostage situation between a group of South Moluccan extremists and the Dutch government ended in a hail of gunfire with over 15,000...
June 10, 1933: Bonnie and Clyde Crash
Thursday 10 June 2021
: Bonnie and Clyde, along with a teenage cohort, crashed their car into a ravine in north Texas. Bonnie Parker suffered severe injuries but...
June 9, 1985: Thomas Sutherland Kidnapped
Wednesday 09 June 2021
: An American educator spent six years in captivity after he was kidnapped by Hezbollah in Lebanon. Guest hosted by Carter Roy from Conspiracy...
June 8, 1978: Jury Decides Legitimacy of Howard Hughes Will
Tuesday 08 June 2021
: A stranger provided documentation that billionaire Howard Hughes left 156 million dollars to him in a will. But it would be up to a jury to...
June 7, 1892: Homer Plessy Arrested
Monday 07 June 2021
: In an act of civil disobedience, Homer Plessy paid for a first-class ticket on a Louisiana train and was arrested for violating a...
June 6, 2005: Supreme Court Ruling on Medical Marijuana
Sunday 06 June 2021
: The Supreme Court ruled that federal agents were justified in destroying a California resident’s medical marijuana garden despite its...
June 5, 2008: Marie "Frieda" Dighton Murdered
Saturday 05 June 2021
: Marie Dighton was 67 years old when she was found brutally murdered in her Oklahoma home. With nothing stolen from the house, the motive for...
June 4, 2018: Arizona Shooting Spree
Friday 04 June 2021
: After five terrifying days, the killing spree committed by Dwight Lamon Jones finally came to an end. Six innocent people died.
June 3, 1943: Zoot Suit Riots
Thursday 03 June 2021
: A week of violent attacks began in Los Angeles when mobs of white servicemen joined police officers to beat and arrest young Latino and...
June 2, 2007: Kelsey Smith Abducted
Wednesday 02 June 2021
: After being stalked inside a Kansas Target, 18-year-old Kelsey Smith was abducted in the parking lot. Guest hosted by Richard Rossner from...
June 1, 1977: Soviet Dissident Charged With Treason
Tuesday 01 June 2021
: Israeli human rights activist Natan Sharansky was charged with treason and espionage after speaking out against Soviet oppression of Jewish...
May 31, 2005: Deep Throat’s Identity Revealed
Monday 31 May 2021
: The anonymous informant who leaked classified information about the Watergate scandal to the press was revealed to be former FBI assistant...