Murder Was The Case
A Brief (But Necessary) Introduction to ‘The Baltovich File’

A Brief (But Necessary) Introduction to ‘The Baltovich File’

July 17, 2019

This summer, Murder Was the Case is trying something new: a 10-part deep dive (bar) into the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Bain and the wrongful conviction of her boyfriend Robert Baltovich.

Please listen to this brief introduction before progressing to the first episode in the series 'The Mysterious Miss Bain.'

#89. Summer AMA 2019 (Ask Lee Anything)

#89. Summer AMA 2019 (Ask Lee Anything)

July 17, 2019

It's summer and Lee gives a state of the podcast address and answers questions pertaining to CrimeCon 2019 in Orlando, his dissertation (see link below), Dennis Rader's paraphilic make-up, the killers that interest him the most, the status of his TV projects, and why some mothers feel the urge to bite their children.

Link to Lee's dissertation: https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/984899/1/Mellor_PhD_S2019.pdf

Link to the KIRO7 video of Lee and Cloyd exploring Washington crime scenes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikXWJ7Saumo 

#88. Hypnotize w/ Dr. JR Laurence (Dive Bar)

#88. Hypnotize w/ Dr. JR Laurence (Dive Bar)

July 10, 2019

One of the world's leading authorities on hypnosis, Dr. Jean-Roch Laurence, schools Lee on the myths and realities of hypnosis, the 'Satanic Panic' era, multiple personalities (Dissociative Identity Disorder) and planting false memories. Cases include 'Hillside Strangler' Kenneth Bianchi and David Parker Ray. 

 

#87. Chasing Monsters, Part 2: Oklahoma Fire, Alabama Ripper w/ Celene Beth Calderon & Sarah Cailean (Dive Bar)

#87. Chasing Monsters, Part 2: Oklahoma Fire, Alabama Ripper w/ Celene Beth Calderon & Sarah Cailean (Dive Bar)

June 28, 2019

Ex-cop and co-host of HLN's 'Hell in the Heartland', Sarah Cailean, talks about her experience investigating the disappearances of Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible in Oklahoma. Then, Celene, Sarah, and Lee reveal a dark and ambitious forthcoming true crime collaboration. The investigation will be televised!

#86. Chasing Monsters, Part 1: Theodore w/ Celene Beth Calderon & Sarah Cailean (Dive Bar)

#86. Chasing Monsters, Part 1: Theodore w/ Celene Beth Calderon & Sarah Cailean (Dive Bar)

June 28, 2019

Filmmaker Celene Beth Calderon joins Lee in the dive bar accompanied by her friend, ex-cop and true crime TV host Sarah Cailean, to discuss her upcoming 'Theodore': a documentary series that aims to look at the devastating toll the crimes of Ted Bundy took on surviving victims, family members of the deceased, and police officers who followed his trail of blood from Washington to Florida.

#85. Silverfox: Cage Door Closes (Update)

#85. Silverfox: Cage Door Closes (Update)

June 22, 2019

Lee recounts his experience in court with Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur, the shocking details revealed during the proceedings, and finally closes the door on the Silverfox case.

#84. The Four Horsemen of Toronto True Crime w/ Nate Hendley, Robert Hoshowsky, & Dr. Peter Vronsky (Dive Bar)

#84. The Four Horsemen of Toronto True Crime w/ Nate Hendley, Robert Hoshowsky, & Dr. Peter Vronsky (Dive Bar)

June 19, 2019

Regular guests Nate Hendley, Robert Hoshowsky, and Dr. Peter Vronsky convene for the first time in 2019 to catch-up, shoot the $hit, and play a round of murder trivia. Topics include toasting customs, ghosts, the Ancient Ram Inn, creepy landscapes, serial killers and age, Bruce McArthur, interviewing psychopathic murderers in prison, Richard Cottingham, old school Toronto murders, 20th century naivety regarding child molestation, homicide trading cards, and more!

  

#83. Dirty Dark Minds, Part 2: Observing Perversion w/ Dr. Chris Kunkle (Dive Bar)

#83. Dirty Dark Minds, Part 2: Observing Perversion w/ Dr. Chris Kunkle (Dive Bar)

June 11, 2019

Perv experts Dr. Mellor and Dr. Kunkle delve deep into the world of sex offenders, paraphilia, fetishism, and lust murder. What factors distinguish a treatable offender from a lost cause? Pedophilia, hypersexuality, partialism, necrophilia, sex sadism... this dive bar lays out the baffling complexity of deviant sexuality at a level that will leave you utterly staggered. Last episode in Lee's trip!

#82. Dirty Dark Minds, Part 1: Abusing Delusion w/ Dr. Chris Kunkle (Dive Bar)

#82. Dirty Dark Minds, Part 1: Abusing Delusion w/ Dr. Chris Kunkle (Dive Bar)

June 11, 2019

For 20 years, Dr. Chris Kunkle dealt with the most dangerous offenders in New York state. Here he recounts some of the most severe and bizarre cases of delusion, schizophrenia, and drug-induced psychosis he has encountered during his incredible career. How do you treat these men and assess the likelihood they'll reoffend? How does violent psychosis work? Where does madness end and faith begin?

     

#81. In Code Blood w/ Suzanna Ryan (Dive Bar)

#81. In Code Blood w/ Suzanna Ryan (Dive Bar)

May 28, 2019

Having arrived at the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases (AISOCC) conference in Albany, NY, Lee speaks with expert DNA analyst Suzanna Ryan about the incredible advances in her field along with some of the more chilling cases she has worked. Is DNA a forensic Excalibur to wield against evil doers or a double-edged sword?