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Just The Tip-Sters: True Crime Podcast

True-crime • Society-and-culture

Melissa Morgan hosts a raucous, often funny, always compelling adventure into murders and mysteries and other weirdness she finds fascinating. Looking into solved and unsolved homicide cases and looking for tips from anywhere, from anyone, on anything, Melissa's curiosity and love of detectiveRead more

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208. Looks Like It's Good To Volunteer - The Missing Persons Cases Of Dane Elkins, John Stivers And Ron Brown

Sep 7 • 01:00:38

Over the course of these first three-and-a-half seasons of this podcast, Melissa has been presented with a wide array of missing persons cases from Tip-Sters from around the world.  Melissa has followed up, done her research, and presented many of them as episodes.  The inspiration for “Just The Tip-Sters” itself was inspired by Melissa’s deep devotion to solving the 2017 ...

207. Looks Like A Murderous Conundrum - Paul Kordenbrock, Sirhan Sirhan And The Puzzle Of Sentencing Reform

Aug 31 • 48:05

In this episode Melissa tackles the complex moral, ethical and practical aspects of sentencing reform – in particular the parole of those who have committed heinous murders – and the answers aren’t easy to come by.  The focus begins with the murder of three innocent workers in Northern Kentucky in January 1980, when then 24 year-old Paul Kordenbrock and his accomplice Mich...

206. Looks Like An Execution At Exit 34 - The Unsolved Killing Of Officer Jason Ellis

Aug 24 • 51:23

In the early morning of May 13, 2013, 33 year-old Bardstown Kentucky police officer Jason Ellis, just weeks away from his seventh anniversary on the job, was heading home after a late night of arrests and subsequent paperwork.  Ellis took Exit 34 off the Bluegrass Parkway, headed for his home in nearby Bloomfield, when he encountered tree limbs blocking the exit ramp.  He...

205. Looks Like Facts Over Rumors - Randy Sellers Update With Special Guest Concerned Citizen "Jeremy"

Aug 17 • 01:17:09

This episode brings the first of what will be two updates on the ever-growingly infamous Randy Sellers case out of Kenton County Kentucky.  It was at the County Fair in 1980 when 17 year-old Randy Sellers, after some rowdy behavior, was ostensibly driven home by Kenton County Police, who claimed they dropped Sellers off close to his home – only to have him go missing…forev...

204. Looks Like Melissa Witt Has A Champion - With Special Guest LaDonna Humphrey

Aug 10 • 01:18:08

On the morning of December 1, 1994, Melissa Witt (her friends and family called her “Missy”) had a small tiff with her mom over money.  The 19 year-old college student, who was studying to become a dental hygienist at a local college, was out of cash, and she wouldn’t get paid at her part-time job until the next day.  When she asked her mom for a loan, mom – in a lesson t...

203. Looks Like Sorrento Jane Doe Is Still Trying To Find Her Way Home

Aug 3 • 45:04

December 7, 1991 was the 50th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor – but while America was busy commemorating that momentous date in history, another day that should live in infamy was unfolding in the woods of the town of Sorrento in Lake County, Florida.  It was there that a hiker discovered the brutally beaten body of a woman who has become known as the “Sorrento J...

202. Looks Like You Can't Alibi Stupid - Judy Moilanen's Idiotic Murder

Jul 27 • 54:00

November 29, 1992 was the very last day of Hunting Season in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where 35 year-old Judy Moilanen, her husband Bruce and young daughter Elise were visiting Judy’s parents in the small town of Ontonagon, right on the banks of Lake Superior.  Seeing it was the last day of the season to do so, Bruce, along with a larger hunting party, headed out looking...

201. Looks Like A Ghost On Video - Leah Rowlands And Her Killer Who No One Knows

Jul 20 • 55:36

One unseasonably cool (as opposed to freezing) late winter morning on March 10, 1997, at a small  travel stop gas station and convenience store right off Interstate 80 in Cozad, a tiny farming community in the heart of Nebraska, a late model Pontiac Grand Am pulled into the parking lot and up to the pumps.  Inside the store, 41 year-old Leah Rowlands was behind the counter...

200. Looks Like Sherri Rasmussen Won The Fight - The Capture Of Stephanie Lazarus

Jul 13 • 01:16:23

On February 24, 1986, John Ruetten came home from work to the condominium in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles that he shared with his bride of three months, Sherri Rasmussen.  What he found inside the condo changed his life forever – and it also changed a lot of people’s perception of the Los Angeles Police Department.  On the living room floor, still wearing the rob...

199. Looks Like An Abandonment - Will Justice Ever Serve Christina Carnes?

Jul 6 • 38:13

When 18 year-old Christina Carnes and her 20 year-old Vernon Cade went out on January 20, 1994 for a night of fun with friends, neither of them could possibly have known what would befall them just a few hours later.  Arriving at a gathering in their hometown of Fairfield Ohio that night, they were paged by a friend who needed a ride, and left the party early so they could...

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