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Murder With My Mother - A True Crime Podcast
Episode 39 - A Familiar Suspect; The Murder of Stephany Flores and the Suspected Murder of Natalee Holloway

Murder With My Mother - A True Crime Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 59:56


Stephany Flores was Killed on May 30th, 2010 by Joran Van Der Sloot. He was also the prime suspect in the disappearance and suspected murder of Alabama teen, Natalee Holloway exactly 5 years to the date.

Midnight Train Podcast
Crazy Sting Operations

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 140:13


www.patreon.com/accidentaldads for bonus content and to support the show AND The Save The Music Foundation!   Top police stings   A sting operation is a deceitful operation used by law enforcement to apprehend criminals in the act of trying to commit a crime. In order to obtain proof of a suspect's misconduct, a typical sting involves an undercover law enforcement officer, investigator, or cooperative member of the public acting as a criminal partner or prospective victim and cooperating with a suspect's activities. Journalists for the mass media occasionally use sting operations to film and disseminate footage of illegal conduct.   Sting procedures are prevalent in many nations, including the United States, but are prohibited in others, like Sweden and France. Certain sting operations are prohibited, such as those carried out in the Philippines where it is against the law for police enforcement to act as drug traffickers in order to catch purchasers of illegal substances.   Examples   Offering free sports or airline tickets to lure fugitives out of hiding. Deploying a bait car (also called a honey trap) to catch a car thief Setting up a seemingly vulnerable honeypot computer to lure and gain information about hackers Arranging for someone under the legal drinking age to ask an adult to buy an alcoholic beverage or tobacco products for them Passing off weapons or explosives (whether fake or real), to a would-be terrorist Posing as: someone who is seeking illegal drugs, contraband, or child pornography, to catch a supplier (or as a supplier to catch a customer) a child in a chat room to identify a potential online child predator a potential customer of illegal prostitution, or as a prostitute to catch a would-be customer a hitman to catch customers and solicitors of murder-for-hire; or as a customer to catch a hitman a spectator of an illegal dogfighting ring a documentary film crew to lure a pirate to the country where a crime was committed.   Whether sting operations constitute entrapment raises ethical questions. Law enforcement might have to be careful not to incite someone who wouldn't have otherwise committed a crime to do so. Additionally, while conducting such operations, the police frequently commit the same crimes, like purchasing or selling narcotics, enticing prostitutes, etc. The defendant may raise the entrapment defense in common law jurisdictions.   Contrary to common belief, however, laws against entrapment do not forbid undercover police personnel from pretending to be criminals or deny that they are police officers. Entrapment is normally only a defense when suspects are coerced into confessing to a crime they probably would not have otherwise committed. However, the legal meaning of this coercion differs widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Entrapment might be used as a defense, for instance, if undercover agents forced a possible suspect to manufacture illicit narcotics in order to sell them. Entrapment has often not taken place if a suspect is already producing narcotics and authorities pretend as purchasers to apprehend them.   Operation Entebbe The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commandos successfully carried out Operation Entebbe or Operation Thunderbolt, a counterterrorism hostage-rescue mission, at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on July 4, 1976. A week earlier, on June 27, two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - External Operations (PFLP-EO) (who had previously split from the PFLP of George Habash) and two members of the German Revolutionary Cells hijacked an Air France Airbus A300 jet airliner carrying 248 passengers. The declared goal of the hijackers was to trade the hostages for the release of 13 detainees in four other countries and the release of 40 Palestinian terrorists and related prisoners who were detained in Israel. The flight, which had left Tel Aviv for Paris, was rerouted after a stopover in Athens through Benghazi to Entebbe, the country of Uganda's principal airport. The ruler Idi Amin, who had been made aware of the hijacking from the start[10], encouraged the hijackers and personally greeted them. The hijackers confined all Israelis and a few non-Israeli Jews into a separate room after transferring all captives from the plane to a deserted airport facility.  148 captives who were not Israelis were freed and taken to Paris over the course of the next two days. Ninety-four passengers—mostly Israelis—and the 12-person Air France crew were held captive and threatened with execution.  Based on information from the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, the IDF took action. If the demands for the release of the prisoners were not granted, the hijackers threatened to murder the hostages. The preparation of the rescue effort was prompted by this threat. These strategies included getting ready for armed opposition from the Uganda Army. It was a nighttime operation. For the rescue mission, Israeli transport planes flew 100 commandos to Uganda over a distance of 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles). The operation took 90 minutes to complete after a week of planning. Out of the 106 captives still held, 102 were freed, and three were murdered. In a hospital, the second captive was later slain. Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu, the unit leader, was one of the five injured Israeli commandos. Netanyahu was Benjamin Netanyahu's elder sibling and the future Israeli prime minister. Eleven Soviet-built MiG-17s and MiG-21s of the Ugandan air force were destroyed, and all five hijackers and forty-five Ugandan troops were killed. Idi Amin gave the command to attack and kill Kenyans living in Uganda after the operation because Kenyan sources supported Israel. 245 Kenyans in Uganda were killed as a consequence, and 3,000 left the nation. In honor of Yonatan Netanyahu, the commander of the force, Operation Entebbe, which had the military codename Operation Thunderbolt, is occasionally referred to retroactively as Operation Jonathan.   Operation Valkyrie Senior Nazi military officers and Adolf Hitler convened in the Wolf's Lair in Rastenburg, Eastern Prussia, on July 20, 1944. Hitler's body was discovered scattered across the table as the Nazi military chiefs sat down to plan troop deployments on the Eastern Front when an explosion burst through the steamy meeting room. With the Führer's death, the Nazi threat to Europe could have been lifted. or so it seems at first.   Claus von Stauffenberg and his accomplices believed they had turned the course of World War II and maybe saved thousands of extra lives for a brief period of time in history. The July Plot, also known as Operation Valkyrie, was the most famous attempt to have Hitler killed, although it was ultimately unsuccessful for a variety of reasons, some of which are still unknown to this day. The July Plot Is Hatched Many Germans, including some of the country's top military figures, had begun to lose faith in Germany's ability to win the war by the summer of 1944. Hitler was widely held responsible for ruining Germany. The Wolfsschanze was one of Hitler's military headquarters. A number of prominent politicians and senior military figures devised a plan to murder the Führer by detonating a bomb at a conference there in order to spark political unification and a coup. Operation Valkyrie was the name of the strategy. The plan was that after Hitler's death, the military would assert that the murder was the result of a Nazi Party coup attempt, and the Reserve Army would take significant buildings in Berlin and detain senior Nazi figures. Carl Friedrich Goerdeler would become Germany's new chancellor, and Ludwig Beck would become its first president. The new administration wanted to negotiate a peaceful conclusion to the war, ideally with benefits for Germany. The main conspirators' motives varied, according to Philipp Freiherr Von Boeselager, one of the last remaining participants in the July Plot. Many of them only saw it as a means of avoiding military defeat, while others hoped to at least partially restore some of the nation's morals. They chose Claus von Stauffenberg, a young colonel in the German army, to carry out the assassination. Despite not being a member of the Nazi party in the traditional sense, Stauffenberg was a devoted German patriot. In the end, he came to think that if Germany was to be saved, it was his patriotic duty to expel Adolf Hitler. Hitler, though, had experienced assassination attempts before. Assassination attempts against Hitler had been more frequent since his spectacular ascent to the top of Germany's political scene in the late 1930s. Hitler, who was becoming more and more paranoid, frequently altered his plans without warning and at the last minute. What Went Wrong Stauffenberg entered the bunker at Wolfsschanze on July 20, 1944. The conference was planned to take place in a concrete, windowless subterranean bunker that was closed off by a large steel door. By making sure it happened within one of these facilities, the detonation would be confined and anyone nearby the explosive device would die quickly from the shrapnel. The conference was moved to an above-ground wooden bunker with better air circulation on July 20 due to the oppressively hot weather, according to Pierre Galante's Operation Valkyrie: The German Generals' Plot Against Hitler. Numerous windows, a wooden table, and other beautiful furniture were all present in the area, which meant that the potential explosion would be much diminished since the energy of the blast would be absorbed and diffused. Stauffenberg was aware that this was the case, but he nonetheless proceeded, assuming that two explosives would be sufficient to destroy the room and kill everyone within. Stauffenberg excused himself when he arrived, saying that he needed to change his clothing, and went to a private room. The two explosives needed to be armed and primed. However, he only had time to arm one of the two devices due to an unexpected phone call and a quick knock at his door. Thus, the possibility of a greater blast was cut in half. Stauffenberg realized that in order to cause any kind of harm, the explosive device needed to be placed as near to Hitler as possible. He was able to get a seat as near to Hitler as possible with only one other person between them by claiming that his hearing was impaired due to his wounds. Placing the bag as near to Hitler as possible, Stauffenberg then left the room pretending to take a personal call. The briefcase was accidentally shifted to the opposite side of a large wooden leg that was supporting the meeting room table as another official was taking a seat. The Aftermath Panic broke out after the device exploded at precisely 12:42 pm. Twenty individuals were hurt, including three cops who subsequently died from their injuries, and a stenographer was instantaneously murdered. Stauffenberg and his assistant Werner von Haeften leapt into a staff car and bluffed their way past three different military checkpoints to flee the mayhem at the Wolfsschanze complex because they believed that Hitler was indeed dead. Hitler, however, along with everyone else who was protected by the large wooden table leg, only suffered a few minor cuts and an eardrum perforation. He had fully torn-up pants, and the Nazi leadership would subsequently utilize pictures of them in a propaganda effort. Ian Kershaw, a historian, claims that during the explosion, contradictory news concerning Hitler's fate came. In spite of the disarray, the Reserve Army started detaining senior Nazi officials in Berlin. The entire scheme, however, was eventually thwarted by delays, unclear communication, and the announcement that Hitler was still alive. The conspirators were all given the death penalty in a hastily called court martial the same evening by General Friedrich Fromm. In the courtyard of the Bendlerblock, a makeshift firing squad murdered Stauffenberg, von Haeften, Olbricht, and another officer, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, while Ludwig Beck committed himself. At Berlin's Plötzensee jail, Berthold Stauffenberg was gently strangled while the incident was being recorded for Hitler to see. Hitler's life was ultimately saved that day by a number of interrelated reasons, but the conspirators were right that Germany was headed for disaster. Less than a year later, the Nazi leader and his closest advisers committed suicide. Operation Iceman Ever wonder what its like working undercover with an alleged murderer? Well, let's just say it's not hard to get a stuffy nose around this case… In fact, serial killer Richard Kuklinski's preferred method of murder involved using a nasal spray bottle to spritz cyanide into the faces of his victims. As a result, undercover agent Dominick Polifrone was never more on guard than during the 18 months he spent building a case against the so-called Iceman. “No matter where I went with him, I wore this leather jacket with a pocket sewn inside containing a small-caliber weapon,” recalls Polifrone, who gained his target's confidence and taped dozens of their conversations. “I knew that I was somewhere on his hit list. If he'd pulled out that nasal spray, I'd have to protect myself.” The streetwise New Jersey officer acquired enough proof before Kuklinski had suspicions, preventing that situation from occurring. Finally, the enormous 6-foot-4 gangland killer was apprehended thanks to his evidence. “I've met hundreds of bad guys, but Kuklinski was a totally different type of individual,” he tells The Post. “He was coldhearted — ice-cold like the devil. He had no remorse about anything.”  Kuklinski was captured by Polifrone in a combined operation between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the office of the New Jersey attorney general. The criminal, who was a leading suspect in the murder of a mobster whose body was found two years after his disappearance, was posing as a respectable businessman residing in suburban Dumont, New Jersey. The reason the medical examiners discovered ice in the muscle tissue was because Kuklinski, who earned his notoriety for frequently freezing the bodies of his victims and then defrosting them, erred that time. Police made an indirect connection between the deceased man and Kuklinski, who was charged with a number of previous homicides.  “We had to get something nobody knew,” recalls Polifrone. The sting only appears briefly on screen in the film. In order to gain Kuklinski's trust, Polifrone, a resident of Hackensack, New Jersey, pretended to be a "bad person" for a whole year and a half. They met in parks and rest areas along highways and discussed the horrific killings Kuklinski had carried out, including a Mafia hit in Detroit for which he was paid $65,000. Additionally, there were "statement killings." To put a dead canary in the mouth of a victim as a warning to other victims, one mafia leader paid him extra. Another occasion, Kuklinski made light of the fact that he saw a gang member consume an entire cheeseburger laced with cyanide before passing away while joking with Polifrone. Recalls the cop: “He told me that cyanide normally works real quick and easy, but that ‘this guy has the constitution of a God damn ox, and is just eating and eating.  “He said he almost ate the whole burger and then, bam, he's down!” Polifrone knew exactly how to play his role. “I laughed, of course,” he shrugs. “That's what bad guys do.”  Paradoxically, Kuklinski was a committed family man. He led a Jekyll-and-Hyde existence.  “He never socialized, gambled or messed around with other women,” adds Polifrone. “He lived for his wife and kids.” One minute he'd be repairing his daughters' toys, the next, dismembering a body with a chain saw and stuffing it into an oil drum. “He would come home and completely shut off this murderous component and seek security and love from his family,” says “Iceman” director Vromen. “He fulfilled the need to provide for them by killing.” Polifrone finally nailed Kuklinski after tricking him into buying what he thought was pure cyanide. A team of feds and ATF officers arrested him in December 1986. Twenty-eight years later, he reflects on the man who died, apparently of natural causes, in Trenton Prison in 2006 at age 70. Eyebrows were raised because he was due to appear as a witness at the trial of a Gambino family underboss. “I hope he died a slow death because of what he did to families and individuals,” concludes Polifrone. “He had no mercy. And if it was foul play, that's OK with me.” So let's talk about some controversial sting operations you may or may not have heard of.   ACORN Sting   Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is known as ACORN. ACORN was a group of neighborhood-based organizations in the US that supported low- and middle-income families. They also offered details on affordable housing and voter registration. James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, two young conservative activists, published recordings that had been edited with care in 2009. The two pretended to be a pimp and a prostitute before using a hidden camera to get unflattering answers from ACORN workers that seemed to give them advice on how to hide their prostitution business and avoid paying taxes.The plea for assistance in obtaining funding for a brothel didn't appear to deter the ACORN employees either. This sparked a national debate and led to a reduction in financing from public and private sources. ACORN declared on March 22, 2010, that it was disbanding and shutting all of its connected state chapters as a result of declining funding. Interesting fact: On January 25, 2010, James O'Keefe and three other people were detained on felony charges for allegedly tampering with the phones at Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu's office in New Orleans. O'Keefe stated that he was looking into claims that Landrieu's staff had dismissed constituent phone calls over the health care issue. O'Keefe recorded the action as they pretended to be telephone repairmen.In the end, they were accused with breaking into a government building under false pretenses, a misdemeanor. Following his admission of guilt, O'Keefe received a three-year probationary period, 100 hours of community service, and a $1,500 fine.   Operation West End The largest undercover news story in Indian journalism has been described like this. In order to expose the alleged culture of bribery inside the Indian Ministry of Defense, a well-known newspaper from India by the name of Tehelka—which translates as "sensation" in Hindi—started its first significant undercover operation, "Operation West End" in 2001. Two reporters from the publication pretended to be London-based armaments dealers from a fake firm. In the undercover film, numerous politicians and defense officials are shown discussing and accepting bribes in exchange for assisting them in obtaining government contracts, including Bangaru Laxman, secretary of the ruling BJP party. Laxman and Military Minister George Fernandes (shown above) resigned following the release of the tapes, and a number of other defense ministry employees were placed on administrative leave.   Interesting Fact: Instead of initially acting on the evidence from the sting operation, the Indian government accused the newspaper of fabricating the allegations. The main financial backers of Tehelka were made targets of investigations, and the newspaper company was almost ruined. In 2003, Tehelka was re-launched as a weekly newspaper, and was funded by faithful subscribers and other well-wishers. In 2007, Tehelka shifted to a regular magazine format.   Senator Larry Craig On June 11, 2007, an undercover police officer conducting a sting operation targeting males cruising for sex at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport detained Idaho Senator Larry Craig. Sgt. Dave Karsnia, the arresting officer, claimed that just after noon, the suspect entered a restroom and shut the door. Craig then moved into the stall next to him and propped his suitcase up against the stall door's front. By obscuring the front view, this is frequently done in an effort to hide sexual activity. Several minutes later, the officer claimed to have noticed Craig looking into his stall through a gap, tapping his right foot repeatedly, then moving it till it brushed Karsnia's. Craig then passed his hand under the stall divider into Karsnia's stall with his palm up and guided it along the divider toward the front of the stall three times. Karsnia then waved his badge back, to which the senator responded, “No!” The senator pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and paid a fine, but changed his mind after word of his arrest later became public. Craig claimed he just had a “wide stance”, and he only pleaded guilty to avoid a spectacle.An appeals court rejected his request to change his mind about entering a guilty plea. Craig completed his time in the Senate but was unable to have his case dismissed by the Senate Ethics Committee. Craig departed office on January 3, 2009, having not to run for reelection in 2008. Fascinating Fact: Soon after Craig was arrested, the men's room started to resemble a tourist destination, with people coming to seek directions and take photographs. Even restroom tissue may be purchased on eBay. Listen to the conversation between Senator Craig and Sgt. Karsnia immediately following the arrest here.   7 Sarah Ferguson was victimized by Mazher Mahmood, a reporter for the tabloid daily "News of the World," in May 2010. In order to set up a meeting with Ferguson, Mahmood pretended to be a wealthy international businessman. The Duchess, who was discreetly recorded throughout the encounter, offered to connect the "tycoon" with Prince Andrew's influential inner circle. "500,000 pounds when you can, to me, open doors," Sarah Ferguson is heard saying on the video. She may also be seen removing a briefcase that is holding $40,000 in cash. After the event was reported, Ferguson's spokesman claimed she was both "devastated" and "regretful." She said that she had been drinking before asking for the money and was "in the gutter at that point" in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Mazher Mahmood, the guy who pretended to be the tycoon, is referred to as the "Fake Sheikh" and has conned several famous people. No one is certain if that is his true name or what his real history is since he likes to make things as mysterious as possible. The journalist denies ever allowing his face to appear in any of his pieces and claims to have received several death threats. He also avoids public appearances.   Bait Cars The Minneapolis Police Department employed the first bait cars in the 1990s. The largest bait car fleet in North America is now situated in Surrey, British Columbia, which is widely regarded as the continent's "auto theft capital." The cars are carefully modified, equipped with GPS tracking equipment, audio/video surveillance, and an engine-disabling remote control. It has helped to lower car theft by 47% when it was introduced in Surrey, British Columbia, in 2004. In one of the more contentious bait vehicle stings, a lady was murdered nearly instantaneously after a robber driving a bait car drove into her in Dallas, Texas, in 2008. To resolve the litigation, $245,000 was given to the victim's family. Fact: The key to determining whether police are utilizing a bait car improperly and would result in entrapment is if they left it in a way that would tempt someone who would not ordinarily commit a crime. Here, you can view one of the more eye-catching (to put it mildly) bait vehicle stings. Many others will undoubtedly have the same thoughts as I had. “Where the heck was the kill switch?”   Marion Barry A well-known politician and former mayor of Washington, D.C., Marion Barry. Police were going to conduct an undercover narcotics transaction with former Virgin Islands official Charles Lewis on December 22, 1988, but they were turned back when they discovered Mayor Marion Barry was in Lewis's hotel room. This prompted a grand jury inquiry into potential mayor meddling in the narcotics probe. Barry testified for three hours in front of the grand jury before telling reporters he had done nothing wrong. Then, on January 18, 1990, Barry was arrested in a Washington, D.C. hotel after using crack cocaine in a room with his former girlfriend, who had turned informant for the FBI. This was the result of a sting operation put up by the FBI and D.C. Police. Barry said the now-famous phrase, "Bitch set me up," which has come to be linked with him. Following his arrest and subsequent trial, Barry made the decision not to run for mayor again. He was charged with 14 charges by a grand jury, including suspected grand jury perjury. The mayor could have spent 26 years in prison if found guilty on all 14 counts. Barry was only given a six-month prison term after the jury found him guilty of using cocaine. Barry campaigned for municipal council after being let out of prison. He garnered 70% of the vote due to his widespread popularity and the perception held by many that Marion Barry was the target of a political witch hunt by the government. Then, in 1995, Barry won a fourth term as mayor of Washington, D.C. Barry is currently back in his position on the D.C. city council. Regardless of your opinion on Marion Barry, you have to respect his perseverance and drive to help the people of Washington, D.C. The aforementioned occurrence is only a small portion of his remarkable life. A documentary titled "The Nine Lives of Marion Barry" was produced by HBO.    Joran Van der Sloot Dutch national Joran Van der Sloot is a key suspect in the case of Natalee Holloway, who vanished on May 30, 2005, while traveling to Aruba to celebrate her high school graduation. On March 29, 2010, Van der Sloot got in touch with Beth Twitty Holloway's mother's attorney John Q. Kelly, reviving the case. Van der Sloot promised to provide details about Holloway's demise and the whereabouts of her remains in exchange for a total of $250,000 with a $25,000 down payment. After Kelly and Twitty made contact with Alabama law enforcement, the FBI launched a sting operation. On May 10, Van der Sloot accepted a wire transfer of $15,000 to his Dutch bank account along with an additional cash payment of $10,000. He drove Kelly to the location of Holloway's remains in exchange for the cash. He indicated a home, saying that his father had assisted in burying the body in the foundation. The home had not yet been constructed when Holloway vanished, therefore this turned out to be untrue. Later, Van der Sloot informed Kelly through email that the entire incident was a fraud. At this point, police might have detained Van der Sloot for wire fraud and extortion, but they chose to wait while they worked to establish a case of murder against him. Van der Sloot was not only let free, he was also given permission to depart Aruba and travel to Bogotá, Colombia, and then Lima, Peru, with the money he had made from the operation. He met Stephany Flores Ramirez, a 21-year-old University of Lima business student, in a casino hotel in the city. Ramirez and Van der Sloot are seen entering a hotel room together on security footage, but only Van der Sloot is seen exiting. On June 2, Ramirez was discovered dead in the hotel room that Van der Sloot had booked, her neck broken and she had been battered to death. On May 30, 2010, precisely five years after Natalee Holloway vanished, Ramirez passed away. A person arrested Van der Sloot He admitted to the murder on June 3 and June 7. Fascinating fact: Van der Sloot is presently detained at Peru's Miguel Castro jail, where murder charges have been brought. He apparently now claims that if he is permitted to move to a jail in Aruba, he would tell the whereabouts of Natalee Holloway's remains.   Perverted Justice Stings Perverted-Justice is a group that uses volunteers to masquerade as juveniles online, often between the ages of 10-15, and wait for an adult to message or email the decoy back. If the topic becomes sexual, they won't actively reject it or support it. Then, in order to set up a meeting, they will attempt to identify the males by acquiring their phone numbers and other information. The group then provides law enforcement with the information. Additionally, Perverted-Justice has worked with the American reality show "To Catch a Predator." In Murphy, Texas, one of the more contentious instances took place in 2006. Louis Conradt (seen above), a district attorney in Texas, pretended to be a 19-year-old college student and had sexually explicit internet conversations with a person he thought was a 13-year-old kid. They hired an actress to portray the youngster on the phone when Conradt demanded images of the boy's genitalia. Conradt stopped returning phone calls and instant messages, so police and the reality program decided to conduct a search warrant operation at his residence. A gunshot was heard as the police entered the scene to make an arrest. Conradt was inside with a self-inflicted wound when they arrived, and he eventually passed away at a hospital. 23 people were taken into custody for online solicitation of minors as a consequence of the sting operation in Murphy, Texas. Due to inadequate evidence, none of the 23 instances were prosecuted as of June 2007. Conradt's family launched a $105 million lawsuit against Dateline's To Catch a Predator series. The dispute was ultimately resolved outside of court. All next episodes' development was halted by the network in 2008. Rachel Hoffman On February 22, 2007, a traffic stop in Tallahassee, Florida, resulted in Rachel Hoffman being found in possession of 25 grams of marijuana. Then, on April 17, 2008, police searched her flat and found 4 ecstasy tablets and 151.7 grams of marijuana. Police allegedly threatened to put her in jail unless she worked as an undercover informant for them, according to her account. She was then dispatched untrained to an undercover gathering to purchase a weapon and a significant quantity of narcotics from two alleged drug traffickers. The suspects relocated the drug purchase while she was there. When she departed the buy place in the car with the two suspects, the police officers who were keeping an eye on the sting lost sight of her. The identical gun she was intended to purchase was used to kill her by the two suspects while they were in motion. Two days later, her corpse was discovered close to Perry, Florida. One of the murder suspects was convicted of first-degree murder and given a life sentence without the possibility of parole on December 17, 2009, which would have been Rachel Hoffman's 25th birthday. Trial for the second murder suspect is set for October 2010. Interesting Fact: On May 7, 2009, a law called “Rachel's Law” was passed by the Florida State Senate. Rachel's Law requires law enforcement agencies to (a) provide special training for officers who recruit confidential informants, (b) instruct informants that reduced sentences may not be provided in exchange for their work, and (c) permit informants to request a lawyer if they want one.    Mr. Big The Royal Canadian Mounted Police created Mr. Big, sometimes known as "the Canadian method," in the early 1990s in response to unsolved killings. It is employed in Canada and Australia, but many other nations, like the United States and England, view it as entrapment. The technique works something like this: An undercover police unit poses as members of a fictitious gang, into which the suspect is inducted. The suspect is invited to participate in a series of criminal activities (all faked by the police). In addition, the “gang members” build a personal relationship with the suspect, by drinking together and other social activities. After some time, the gang boss, Mr. Big, is presented to him. The police have a fresh interest in the first crime, and the suspect is instructed to provide the gang with further information. They clarify that Mr. Big might be able to affect the course of the police investigation, but only if he confesses to the full extent of the crime. He is also warned that if he conceals any other previous offenses, the gang could decide against working with him in the future since he would be a burden. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are shown in the picture above carrying the hats of the four officers who were killed in Edmonton, Canada, in 2005 at a memorial service. Two of the men serving prison sentences for the murders made confessions to Mr. Big operatives.Interesting Fact: In British Columbia, the technique has been used over 180 times, and, in 80% of the cases, it resulted in either a confession or the elimination of the suspect from suspicion. However, cases of false confessions and wrongful convictions have recently come to the public's attention, and many are starting to question the controversial technique. In 2007, a documentary was made, called Mr. Big, that was very critical of the procedure.   You can't talk about undercover operations without talking about the mob. Here are five badasses who infiltrated the mob.   In law enforcement, working as an undercover officer carries the high risk of discovery by criminal suspects, leading to violence, torture and death. But the rewards can be huge, with wire recordings and eyewitness testimony that can result in arrests and convictions. A trained officer knows how to strategize, win the confidence of their targets and get them to reveal what's needed to build a case to take to trial. It requires an unusual kind of person, able to work under stress, stay focused, pull off the character he or she is playing and be prepared to tell many lies. What follows here is a list of five remarkable individuals whose undercover operations, despite real dangers, resulted in the convictions of leaders and associates of organized crime, over almost a century. This list leaves out many other famous undercover officers, whom we would like to recognize in the future. Perhaps because of the gravity of the investigations, and the financial resources required, all of these undercover officers worked for agencies of the U.S. government. MICHAEL MALONE Mike Malone worked undercover for the Treasury Department's Intelligence Unit. In the late 1920s, he infiltrated Al Capone's Chicago Outfit and helped convict the crime boss of tax evasion. Michael Malone had all the makings of an undercover agent who would successfully infiltrate Al Capone's Chicago gang for nearly two years. Malone, whose parents came over from Ireland, grew up in New Jersey and meshed well with its European immigrants, eventually learning to speak Gaelic, Italian, Yiddish and Greek. With his “black Irish” dark hair and skin, he resembled someone from southern Europe. After finessing his way into Capone's inner circle in 1929, Malone proved invaluable to his superiors in the Treasury Department pursuing a tax evasion case against the Chicago crime boss. Despite the danger, Malone kept an iron will. Blowing his cover would have proved fatal. But given his skills, it didn't happen. While Malone kept up the charade, he delivered information that proved incriminating not only for Capone, but for his top enforcer, Frank Nitti (aka Nitto). Malone remained disguised within Capone's bootlegging band even for a time after the feds filed tax charges against Capone, Nitti and Capone's brother, Ralph, in 1931. When Capone's jury trial commenced, and the Treasury Department removed Malone from his undercover job, the agent gained a bit of respect from the embarrassed gang chief himself. In the Chicago courthouse, Malone happened to enter an elevator where Capone stood with his defense lawyers. “The only thing that fooled me was your looks,” Capone is said as to have remarked to Malone. “You look like a Wop. You took your chances, and I took mine. I lost.” From 1929 to 1931, Malone fed intelligence about Capone that would culminate in the historic conviction of the nation's most notorious Mob boss. His fascinating story began after his service in World War I. With law enforcement his career goal, Malone joined the Treasury Department's Intelligence Unit later known as the “T-Men.” Early on, in the 1920s, Malone appreciated how donning disguises brought him closer to the suspects. He posed in everyman roles such as garbage man and shoe shiner. Elmer Irey, chief of the Intelligence Unit, had worked with undercover agent Malone on Prohibition cases. Once, Irey enlisted Malone to smash a West Coast version of “Rum Row,” rumrunners selling contraband Canadian liquor from ships off the coast of San Francisco. Malone posed as gangster from Chicago in hiding, with money to invest in illegal booze. He devised a nighttime sting operation. Agents posing as bootleggers drove speedboats out to the booze-laden mother ship and, after money changed hands, Malone fired off a flare, signaling the U.S. Coast Guard, which boarded the mother ship and arrested the astonished bootleggers. President Herbert Hoover entered office in March 1929, a few weeks following the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, where seven men associated with Capone's bitter rival in bootlegging, George “Bugs” Moran, died in gunfire. Hoover conferred with Irey and urged him to compile a team of special agents to “get Capone” on tax charges. Meanwhile, another team of Prohibition Unit agents in Chicago, headed by Eliot Ness, would attack Capone on violations of federal liquor laws under the Volstead Act. Irey appointed Special Agent Frank Wilson, Malone and several others to the get Capone team. Meanwhile, a group of wealthy business executives in Chicago, called the Secret Six, donated large sums of money for expenses to assist the feds in getting Capone. Malone used their largess to purchase some expensive clothing to look the part of a well-heeled hoodlum that Capone would envy. Malone set about infiltrating Capone's underworld at its core – the Lexington Hotel, where the boss and his men lived. Wearing a fancy suit, purple shirt and white hat, Malone sat in the lobby, reading newspapers for days on end. He spoke in an Italian accent, introduced himself as “Mike Lepito,” met Capone men playing craps and played the part of a mobster. He mailed letters to friends in Philadelphia, who wrote back. Capone's guys broke into his room, noted his pricey checkered suits and silk underwear. They opened his mail from Philadelphia, read the letters written, impressively, in underworld lingo they understood. They informed Capone. Finally, Capone sent a cohort down to the lobby to ask “Lepito” about his business in town. “Keeping quiet,” Malone replied in his Italian inflection. In the coming days, over drinks, Malone told the guy he was on the lam for burglary in Philadelphia. That got Malone invitations to play poker and trade gossip with the gang, then dinner at their hangout, the New Florence, and then to attend the birthday party Capone planned for Frank Nitti at the Lexington. Malone met Capone at Nitti's party. The secret agent's new acquaintances included big-shot hoods Nitti, “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn, Jake “Greasy Thumb” Guzik, Paul “The Waiter” Ricca, Murray “The Camel” Humphreys and Sam “Golf Bag” Hunt. Malone was in. He discreetly phoned Wilson about what he'd overheard within the gang. Wilson and his aides traced signatures on bank checks while pursuing tax evasion cases against Nitti and Guzik. A federal court in Chicago convicted Guzik, who got a five-year sentence. But Nitti skipped town. Malone, assigned to find him, followed Nitti's wife to an apartment building in Berwyn, Illinois. There, the cops nabbed Nitti, later sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion. Then the police pinched Al himself following his 1931 indictment on tax charges. “Mike Lepito” was there at the Lexington when Al Capone arrived back, triumphant about his release on $50,000 bail. Malone listened and reported to Wilson about Capone's scheme to bribe and fix the jury in his favor. The feds moved quickly and a judge created a new list of jurors. Malone then reported Capone's plot to hire five gunman from New York to kill four federal officials in Chicago – including Wilson. With safety measures in place, Capone ordered the gunmen to leave town. Capone's trial, after a judge refused to plea bargain with the Mob boss, started in October 1931. Four days afterward, Malone finally gave up the act. The news spread fast to Capone and his men. Malone had heard that Phil D'Andrea, Capone's bodyguard, planned to bring a concealed gun into the courthouse. Malone and another agent frisked and disarmed D'Andrea, and had him arrested. A jury Capone could not fix found the boss guilty on 22 criminal counts. The judge gave him 11 years in the federal pen and a $50,000 fine, plus court costs. Months later, in early 1932, the Intelligence Unit had Malone, Irey, Wilson and Special Agent A. P. Madden probe the kidnapping of aviator Charles Lindbergh's son. The team's persistence paid off within two years, with the capture (and conviction) of suspect Bruno Hauptman, who still had some of the marked currency the agents convinced Lindbergh to use as ransom money. Malone had other notable cases. In 1933, Irey assigned him to find fugitive New York gangster Waxey Gordon, wanted for tax evasion. Malone located Gordon in a remote cottage in the Catskill Mountains. Special Prosecutor Thomas Dewey took the case, and the court put Waxey away for 10 years. A year later, Malone infiltrated Louisiana Governor Huey “Kingfish” Long's crooked crew. After Long's assassination, the IRS won a tax fraud conviction against Malone's target, Long's close aide, Seymour Weiss. In his last undercover operation before his death, the Intelligence Unit gave Malone a large amount of cash and a Cadillac to use in Miami Beach, disguised as a rich syndicate man. He found and reported what the agency wanted – details of a coast-to-coast illegal abortion ring. After Malone's death in 1960, Wilson described him to a news reporter as “the best undercover agent we ever had.” JOSEPH PISTONE Joe Pistone is one of the FBI's most celebrated undercover agents. Using the name Donnie Brasco, he infiltrated the New York Mafia and helped produce 200 indictments. Courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In New York City during the mid-1970s, the FBI investigated a rash of truck hijackings happening each day. The agency assigned agent Joseph “Joe” Pistone to go undercover for six months to find out where the Mob-connected thieves took the stolen cargo. His adopted name was “Donnie Brasco.” He was so effective as a wiseguy that the FBI let him keep it up. No one knew how far the investigation would lead, or what it would mean for Pistone, who started as an agent in 1969. His experience would eventually prompt the mobsters in New York to put out a $500,000 contract for his murder, but it never happened. In the end, the evidence and trial testimony he provided in the 1980s produced 200 indictments of Mob associates and more than 100 convictions. His work decimated the Bonannos, one of New York's five major crime families. Pistone's journey while undercover, impersonating a mobbed-up jewel thief, would last an incredible five years, from 1976 to 1981, during which he penetrated the upper levels of the Bonnano organization. No FBI agent had made it inside the Mob like that. The agency beforehand had to rely on informants. Pistone took a class to learn about jewelry to make his affectation believable. In Brooklyn and Manhattan, he roamed bars and restaurants frequented by Mob types. He communicated using the street smarts he absorbed growing up as a working-class Italian-American kid in Paterson, New Jersey, where he went to Italian social clubs and encountered local hoods. Years in, he had the Bonanno circle so convinced that it moved to have him a “made” man shortly before the FBI ended his assignment. At first he befriended low-level mobsters. He wore a wire to record conversations, and committed to memory names and license plates since taking notes would obviously raise red flags. By 1976, he'd won the trust of important Bonnano members, notably family soldier Benjamin “Lefty Guns” Ruggiero, said to have killed 26 people, and capo Dominick “Sonny Black” Napolitano. Ruggerio recommended him so that he could join the clan. Pistone's Mob activities centered in New York and Florida, taking him away from his wife and young daughters for extended times. Pistone even had to vacation with his demanding cohorts. He moved his family members out of state for their protection. As “Donnie Brasco,” Pistone helped Ruggerio transfer stolen goods and sell guns. He engaged in loansharking, extortion and illegal gambling. Once, while pretending to be an expert in burglar alarms, angry Mob associates intent on committing burglaries demanded he reveal the name of a mobster who would vouch for him. The FBI used an informant to quell their suspicions. In the 1997 film Donnie Brasco, undercover agent Joe Pistone is played by Johnny Depp, left. Al Pacino, right, plays Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero. In 1981, the situation intensified again when the crime family commanded him to kill an adversary. The FBI pulled him out of the sting. It was time to start making cases, and for him to testify in open court as himself. Starting in 1982, Pistone's testimony over the next several years in racketeering cases sent more than 100 mobsters to long prison terms. Prosecutors considered him crucial to convicting 21 defendants in the “Pizza Connection” case of pizzerias used to traffic in heroin and launder money for the Sicilian Mafia. Pistone went into hiding and later retired from the FBI, unscathed, in 1986. In the 1990s, Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano, former underboss for the Gambino family who turned FBI informant, said the embarrassment from the “Brasco” case drove bosses in New York's crime families to suspend the Bonanno group from its board of directors. But Pistone couldn't stay retired. In 1992, at age 53, he requested reinstatement with the FBI, which agreed only if he would enter the agency's strict training class, lasting 16 weeks at its base in Quantico, Virginia. Pistone endured the rigorous course alongside recruits in their 20s. He passed and the FBI rehired him, at least until the mandatory retirement age of 57. Pistone's 1988 book on his undercover experiences, Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia, was a bestseller. Based on the book, actor Johnny Depp portrayed Pistone in the 1997 feature film Donnie Brasco, with Al Pacino as Ruggerio. JACK GARCIA Jack Garcia was an FBI undercover agent of Cuban descent who convinced members of the Italian-American Mafia that he was Italian. He took part in more than 100 undercover investigations over a 26-year career. Before he succeeded in infiltrating New York's Gambino crime family, FBI agent Joaquin “Jack” Garcia had to go school. That is, the FBI's “mob school,” where he received an education in how to hit the ground running with veteran mobsters. His teacher was special agent Nat Parisi. First off, Parisi said, do not carry a wallet – wiseguys carry wads of currency, often bound by the kind of rubber band grocery stores use to keep broccoli together. Also, correctly pronouncing Italian food matters – as Tony Soprano might say, those long pasta shells are not “manicotti,” but “manicote.” Another valuable lesson he learned is that his Mob brethren loved compliments – his favorite one: “Where did you get those nice threads? You look like a million dollars.” In his 26-year career as an FBI agent, Garcia took part in more than 100 undercover investigations, from Miami to New York, Atlantic City and Los Angeles, targeting mobsters, drug traffickers and corrupt politicians and cops. He participated in the highest number of undercover cases in FBI history. In many of his capers, he impersonated a mobster, using the name “Jack Falcone” (in honor of the Italian judge Giovanni Falcone, killed by the Sicilian Mafia in the 1990s). As a backstory, he told his Mob marks about having a Sicilian pedigree (actually he's a native of Havana and grew up in the Bronx) with an expertise in stealing and fencing stolen goods, with jewelry as his specialty. Sometimes, he had to run several undercover roles at once. He took advantage of his fluency in Spanish and Italian, being careful not to mix things up when the phone rang. In the early 2000s, the FBI chose Garcia for what would be the most fruitful infiltration of an organized crime family since Joe Pistone's in the 1970s. While undercover as “Jack Falcone” with the Gambino's family's chapter in Westchester County, New York, for two years, he flashed cash, Rolex watches, diamond rings, flat-screen TVs and other supposed stolen property (items seized in other FBI cases). Much of the cash he held went to pay for expensive dinners – mobsters, he said, are notoriously cheap when the check comes. He gained 80 pounds over the two years. One mobster in particular who liked his money and goods, and would become his almost daily companion, was Gambino capo Gregory DePalma. An “old school” hood who in 2003 finished serving 70 months for racketeering, DePalma right away threatened violence and extorted owners of Westchester-area construction firms, strip joints, restaurants and other businesses. Garcia said he witnessed DePalma commit a crime almost every day. The FBI had Garcia pose as a wiseguy seeking to invest in a topless bar in the Bronx. Garcia's inquiries led him to meet DePalma in 2003. By providing stolen property for DePalma to sell for cash, Garcia convinced him that “Jack Falcone” was an experienced jewelry thief and fencer from Miami. When Garcia hung out with DePalma over the two-year period, he wore a body wire, and the FBI planted bugging devices at DePalma's hangouts. Garcia gave DePalma a cell phone that the talkative mob capo used prodigiously, not knowing the FBI had bugged it. The operation yielded 5,000 hours of recorded conversations used to implicate DePalma and other Gambino men in racketeering. In 2005, DePalma planned to honor “Falcone” by rendering him “made” within the Gambino family. In a recorded conversation, Garcia as “Falcone” replied to DePalma, “I'm honored for that,” he said, in the tape later used in court. “I will never let you down either.” But it wasn't to be. After Garcia witnessed a Gambino soldier beat another member with a crystal candlestick, the FBI shut down the undercover operation. (Garcia and Pistone are the only law enforcement officers ever nominated to be “made.”) Garcia's efforts inside the Gambino crew paid off big time. The evidence he delivered for the FBI resulted in the arrest of 32 Gambino members and associates, including DePalma, Gambino boss Arnold “Zeke” Squitieri and underboss Anthony “The Genius” Megale. DePalma went to trial in 2006. Garcia, who retired from the FBI two months before the trial started, agreed to testify in federal court in Manhattan. The jury found DePalma guilty on 27 counts, and the judge gave the 74-year-old a 12-year prison term. Like Pistone, Garcia's undercover career is chronicled in a memoir, Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family. KIKI CAMARENA Kiki Camarena was an undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration in Mexico. After contributing information that led to major drug busts, he was tortured and murdered by drug cartel bosses in 1985. Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, the late Drug Enforcement Administration agent assigned to investigate drug trafficking in Guadalajara, Mexico, in the 1980s, is famous as one of the most heroic DEA agents ever. But he is more well-known in death than in life. His torture-murder in Mexico in 1985 took place at the hands of drug cartel bosses with the complicity of high-level Mexican government officials, law enforcement and, allegedly, the CIA. At the time, the Reagan administration was secretly training and supplying Central American guerilla fighters, known as the “Contras,” against the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua. The U.S. government allegedly granted the cartel bosses free rein to traffic drugs – to the point of using CIA-recruited American pilots to fly cocaine into the United States to sell for cash so the cartel could make donations to buy more weaponry for the Contras. Camarena, born in Mexicali, Mexico, in 1947, moved with his impoverished family to Calexico, California. He served as a firefighter in Calexico, and with a strong desire for police work, joined the Imperial County Sheriff's Department, moving up to its narcotics task force. The experience led to his career in the DEA starting in 1975. Assigned to the DEA office in the “narco paradise” of Guadalajara in 1980, Camarena was a convincing undercover officer with his appearance and ability to speak Spanish and barrio “street” language to fit in with the drug underworld. His target was the powerful Guadalajara drug cartel (which later evolved into the Sinaloa cartel). In the early 1980s, in what he called “Operation Padrino,” Camarena arranged for U.S. agents to seize international bank accounts held by wealthy cartel drug lords. He developed evidence of major marijuana plantations in the Mexican state of Zacatecas, based on informants and overflights in a plane flown by his DEA pilot, Alfredo Zavala Avelar. In November 1984, from his background work, Mexican federal police and the DEA raided enormous pot-growing operations on a ranch in Zacatecas that employed thousands of field hands. The task force confiscated 20 tons of marijuana, burned the crop and made 177 arrests. The bust cost cartel figure Rafael Caro Quintero about $50 million. Caro Quintero believed his operation had the protection of the Mexican army, and the CIA, since he owned a farm used to train the U.S.-backed Contras. He vowed revenge against Camarena. Meanwhile, a DEA force organized by Camarena seized a large cache of cocaine shipped by cartel boss Miguel Felix Gallardo's operation to New Mexico and Texas. Gallardo also believed he had CIA and Mexican official protection. During the fall of 1984, Quintero held meetings with top cartel traffickers Gallardo, Ernesto “Don Neto” Fonseco Carrillo and Ruben Zuno Arce. Also present, thanks to rampant corruption bought by the Guadalajara cartel, were Mexico's minister of domestic affairs and DFA chief Manuel Bartlett Diaz, plus Mexico's defense minister, the head of Mexico's Interpol office and the governor of the state of Jalisco. The agenda was to kidnap Camarena and get him to reveal his informants and other information. Zuno Arce gave the order. Fonseca only intended to scare and release him, but Quintero wanted to kill the DEA man. On February 7, 1985, Quintero and Gallardo directed their henchmen to kidnap Camarena off a street in Guadalajara. As the agent walked from the U.S. consulate to meet his wife for lunch, they forced him at gunpoint into a car and drove him to a residence used for cartel rendezvous. They bound and blindfolded him, turned on a tape recorder and questioned him, during which he was severely beaten and tortured. The lead interrogator was the crooked head of the secret police in Guadalajara, Sergio Espino Verdin. The cartel men wanted to know what Camarena knew about them, their dealings with Mexican officials and the CIA's involvement in drug trafficking. The gangsters also brought in and beat up Zavala, Camarena's pilot. Both men died about two days later, angering Fonseco, who told Quintero not to kill Camarena. Camarena's wife reported him missing and Washington launched what would be the largest manhunt in the history of the DEA. The cartel had the two men's bodies buried, then dug up and relocated to a farm in another state, where Mexican police found them in early March. During his funeral a week later, Camarena's family interred his ashes in Calexico. His slaying triggered an international incident. U.S. officials ordered all cars from Mexico at the border searched, effectively closing it. The investigation revealed the CIA connection, leading to bitter clashes between CIA and DEA agents. A federal court in Los Angeles charged 22 defendants in the murders of Camarena and Zavala. Under pressure, Mexican authorities acted, arresting 13 men. Mexican courts convicted Fonseco, Quintero and Espino, and sentenced each to 40 years, although Quintero won early release on a technicality in 2013. U.S. officials are still seeking Quintero to face federal charges. Mexican police arrested Gallardo in 1989, and he received 40 years. A court in Los Angeles found Zuno Arce guilty in the murders in 1990, sentenced him to two life terms in prison, where he died in 2012. In Camarena's honor, in 1985 the National Family Partnership started the National Red Ribbon Campaign, a volunteer anti-drug use and education effort that urges youths to recite a pledge to refrain from drugs, and celebrates “Red Ribbon Week” on drug awareness each October. Camarena's is featured as a character, played by actor Michael Pena, in a chapter of the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico, about on his actions with the DEA. JAY DOBYNS Jay Dobyns went undercover with the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang for 20 months in Arizona on behalf of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. His work led to 16 arrests. For Jay Dobyns, fitting in with the infamous biker gang the Hells Angels for almost two years meant adhering to his undercover alter ego, Jay “Bird” Davis, to the point of obsession. To maintain his cover, he had to divert his mind away from his wife and kids. And it all would be worth it – at least that's what he thought at the time. Dobyns had hit on his best clandestine ruse yet while in Arizona in 2001, after 15 years of service as an undercover special agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. While working undercover cases in the late 1980s for the ATF, he'd been injured twice – from a gunshot wound to the back from a suspect in Tucson and when gunrunners hit him with a car during an attempted getaway in Chicago. He took part in investigations of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Other undercover roles of his ended in the arrests of a Mexican drug boss and members of the Aryan Brotherhood gang. Altogether, he served in more than 500 undercover operations disguised as a hitman and Mob debt collector. He infiltrated organized crime groups and gangs engaged in drug and arms smuggling. In 2001, to gather intelligence as “Davis” for the ATF in northern Arizona, Dobyns worked in the Bullhead City area, posing as a gun seller and an enforcer for a nonexistent collections agency. But his operation was interrupted in 2002 with the now-famous riot and shootout among members of the Angels and a competing biker gang, the Mongols, at the Harrah's casino in nearby Laughlin, Nevada, during the annual River Run motorcycle rally. Two Angels and one Mongol died and dozens of people were injured. The ATF brass soon redirected him to penetrate the dangerous Hells Angels club. Dobyns certainly had the physical part down with his beard and six-foot, one-inch frame he used as an all-conference football player for the University of Arizona. Later, an Angels member would apply tattoos covering his upper arms. Dobyns teamed with another ATF agent, two other undercover officers and a pair of paid informants. The idea was to create a fake biker gang with the aid of one of the informants who once served in a motorcycle gang based in Tijuana, Mexico. The gangster informant and Dobyns would run the gang, called the Solo Angeles, promote it as a pro-Hells Angels crew and request to join the Angels as a “nomad” chapter. The ATF named the setup “Operation Black Biscuit.” As a convincer, Dobyns and his fellow agent feigned an execution of a Mongol member, tying up an agent, placing cow's brains and bloody Mongol clothing on him and taking a photo. Based on the picture, the Angels took the bait and let them hang out and ride with them. They trusted him so much they offered to make him a member of the Angels' Skull Valley Chapter. He was the first law enforcement officer to infiltrate the Angels. His undercover penetration of the Angels lasted more than 20 months, one of the longest ever for the ATF. His work ended with 16 arrests from the Angels gang. But the criminal case, amid problems between the ATF and Justice Department lawyers, fell through in federal court. Federal prosecutors blamed the ATF, saying the agency did not reveal evidence from informants. In 2006, the feds dropped racketeering enterprise charges – the most serious — against all but four of 42 Angels charged in the Laughlin riot. Dobyns' battle with his own employer, the ATF, soon began. He filed suit in federal court against the agency alleging it did not protect him while he was on duty. He won a $373,000 settlement in 2007. The next year, Dobyns's wife and two kids barely escaped after someone firebombed the family home in Tucson. The ATF investigated Dobyns himself as a suspect in the arson. Investigators cleared him. In 2014, the year he retired after 27 years with the ATF, he filed another suit, for $17.2 million, saying the ATF failed to safeguard his family amid death threats. A judge awarded him $173,000. During an appeal, the judge voided the monetary judgment, but recommended discipline for ATF personnel and barred seven Justice Department attorneys from the case. He ordered a special master to investigate government actions in the case, and possible misconduct by the feds in the arson investigation. But the judge died of cancer. The special master in a report said that the first case was fair enough and required no further probe into the federal government. A new judge accepted the recommendation. Dobyns has authored two books, one on his undercover experiences, another on his travails with the ATF. These days, he delivers lectures on his life to audiences at universities and law enforcement associations nationwide. And now some of our infamous quick hitters:   Donald Duck decoy   Police in Fort Lee, New Jersey used a Donald Duck costume as a decoy to catch drivers who failed to yield to pedestrians. Drivers who didn't stop for the cartoon duck were ticketed. One woman, Karen Haigh, fought her $230 ticket.   "They told me that I was getting a ticket for not stopping for a duck," she told Eyewitness News. "But it scared me. I'm a woman. This huge duck scared me."  Coco the Clown   These old clips from the show COPS show a strange undercover police sting, and proves the adage that clowns are usually scary or just creepy. One cop dressed up as Coco the Clown, an outfit that kind of resembles John Wayne Gacy, to catch women working as sex workers. Spoiler: he pretty much sprays all of them with silly string and the whole thing is sad to watch. Amish woman   At least one cop from the Pulaski Township Police Department in Pennsylvania dressed up as an Amish woman in an attempt to catch a sexual predator. Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Township Police Department wandered the streets for two months in 2014 after police were tipped off that a predator was masturbating in front of children, according to the Associated Press. He posted on the department's Facebook page, “Hey friends, sometimes being a police officer means going undercover and doing what you have to do to catch the bad guy. Now that our investigation is complete I'll share with you this photo! Back in January we had an individual preying on Amish children walking home from school. The male individual was pulling up to the children and getting out of his car and masturbating in front of them. Although we did not apprehend the individual we believe he was caught in another county. I wanted to share with you that we will use all means available to try and protect our children. That includes dressing up as an Amish woman to attempt to apprehend a pervert! Thanks goes out to the Neshannock police and New Wilmington police in assistance with the investigation! Sincerely, Sergeant Chad Adams.”   Sadly, the sting didn't work, but police believe it is because the culprit moved into another county.   DVD Prize sting   Police in Phoenix, Arizona set up a sting to catch people with outstanding warrants, mostly DUIs, in 2002. The people were told they won a DVD player. People thought they were showing up to pick up their prize. Instead, they walked right into their own arrest. Watch as these suspects went from excited to shocked to sad. Panhandling trick   In 2015, undercover cops in California posed as panhandlers to ticket distracted drivers. They stood on the side of the road, posed as panhandlers and holding signs that identified them as police officers. The pieces of cardboard they were holding also stated that they were looking for seatbelt and cellphone violations. For those drivers who weren't paying attention

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On May 29th 2005, 18 year old Natalee Holloway was enjoying her last night in Aruba with friends on her graduation trip. They had been having a blast the past 4 days and planned on making their last night the best. But when the nightclub they were at started to close, most of her friends went back to the hotel but Natalee wanted to stay out. She was last seen with a local named Joran Van der Sloot and 2 of his friends. To this day there has been no evidence, no body and no official conviction in Natalee's case. SOURCES: https://www.eonline.com/photos/28082/untangling-the-disappearance-of-natalee-holloway https://www.biography.com/news/natalle-holloway-murder-timeline https://www.wvtm13.com/article/natalee-holloway-disappearance-aruba-senior-trip-joran-van-der-sloot/40143611# https://www.wvtm13.com/article/beth-holloway-sues-over-oxygen-channels-series-the-disappearance-of-natallee-holloway/16574523 https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/cold-cases/natalee-holloway-resource-center/ https://peoplepill.com/people/natalee-holloway https://www.courthousenews.com/oxygen-media-cant-duck-lawsuit-from-natalee-holloway-family/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Teachers Talk Crime
S1 Ep24: Ep. 24 - The Missing Person Case of Natalee Holloway

Teachers Talk Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 73:34


Hello Everyone and sorry for the two day delay... you know LIFE kicks your butt sometimes. This is our very first "high profile" case on Teachers Talk Crime and it still baffles me that Ashleigh did not know about the Natalee Holloway case prior to this. So, we hope we did it justice and as always DM us with your own thoughts and theories. Natalee Ann Holloway was born on October 21, 1986 and disappeared in Aruba on May 30, 2005. This made her only 18-years-old when she was last seen. This All-American young woman's mysterious disappearance made international news after she couldn't be located by her classmates the next morning. She is still considered missing to this day (17 years later) and although there are many theories and speculation no one has yet to be charged in her vanishing. If you have any information regarding Natalee Holloway please contact your local FBI office.  Sources: 1.)  https://www.eonline.com 2.) https://www.biography.com/news/natalle-holloway-murder-timeline 3.)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFh5Z-DL8_8 4.) https://www.glamour.com/story/what-weve-never-told-anyone-about-natalee-holloway 5.) https://dutchreview.com/featured/joran-van-der-sloot/ 6.) http://edition.cnn.com 7.) https://www.nola.com Check  us out on our socials: Instagram: https://instagram.com/teacherstalkcrime TikTok: @brantyyy_ and @southern.math.teacher Buy me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ttcpodcast Email Us: teacherstalkcrimepodcast@gmail.com MERCH REMINDER: July 18th we will be launching our first round of MERCH! Grab it, because we want each launch to be unique and special. 

Mord am Mittwoch
Verschollen im Paradis l Der Fall Natalee Holloway

Mord am Mittwoch

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 37:53


Es sollte die allerbeste Zeit werden: eine Abschlussfahrt auf Aruba, Karibik, Drinks und Parties. Für die quirlige und aufgeschlossene Natalee endet all das aber in einem Alptraum … Triggerwarnung: In dieser Folge geht es um eine mögliche Gewalttat.

Monsters and Mixers
The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway

Monsters and Mixers

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 57:17


What was supposed to be a dream vacation for Natalee Holloway and her fellow senior classmates from Mountain Brook High School quickly devolved into an absolute nightmare when she failed to appear for the head count prior to their departure from Aruba. After a series of arrests, rearrests, and releases for 5+ years - there has been absolutely no sign of her, no remains found, and no official charges pressed. Almost 20 years later, her family is still desperately searching for answers. #truecrime #missingpersons --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/monstersandmixers/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monstersandmixers/support

The Malliard Report
Carla Baron

The Malliard Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 60:37


In the summer of 2005, news headlines were dominated with the death of Pope John Paull II, Tony Blair winning a third term and the very strange case of Natalee Holloway. (So strange in fact, that a Malliard Report known Irish podcast featured an episode on it) Natalee went missing in Aruba after a high-school graduation trip, under very peculiar circumstances and her case was eventually closed in 2012 with no “official” explanation. The case has garnered the attention of many different true crime outlets, investigators, and today's guest. This week Jim welcomes to the show psychic profiler and medium Carla Baron to the show. “Carla became known throughout the globe for her real-life portrayal of a psychic crime fighter, starring in the hit TruTV (formally Court TV) series, “Haunting Evidence,” now in worldwide syndication. Ms. Baron appeared on several episodes of Biography's “Dead Famous.” Her work as a psychic profiler was highlighted on ABC's “Primetime,” and 20/20 for WE. MTV's FEAR was Carla's premiere foray into the paranormal, traveling all over the world on location, filming their documentary segments as official psychic for the haunting reality series. Today, Carla continues to work on cases that strike some sort of personal chord for her. Ms. Baron offers her assistance (pro bono) when accepting missing persons/ murder/ crime cases on an official basis.” Carla is an exciting guest and certainly will be welcomed back so as to share the many experiences and insight that she has. To follow Carla or to reach out to her for your own session, head over to her website carlabaron.net. Remember that listening to The Malliard report is only a small portion of what is available. Head over to malliard.com where you will find past episodes, merch, the live chat every Tuesday night (9 PM EST) and so much more. Remember to rate and subscribe on your favorite podcast app!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Straight Up Evil
SUE Rewind: Natalee Holloway

Straight Up Evil

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 75:18


Natalee Holloway was just 18 years old when she disappeared on May 30, 2005 while on a class trip to Aruba. Natalee's case gained international attention, yet it remains unsolved. Natalee has been missing for 17 years. Natalee Holloway Resource Center Tips for Safe Travel

NFW
80 | Walking Corpse & Natalee Holloway

NFW

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 49:33


This week Deanna talks about Cotard's Syndrome aka Walking Corpse Syndrome (starts at 9:07) and Candice tells us about the disappearance of Natalee Holloway (starts at 18:25) At the end, we discuss some unpopular opinions! CHECK OUT our new merch store!  Please remember to subscribe and rate us/review us! Follow us on Instagram! Become a patron and support us via Patreon! Email us your f*cked up stories at NFWpodcast@gmail.com we'd love to hear from you! C U Next Tuesday!

True Crimes and Story Times
True Crime Episode 23: Natalee Holloway

True Crimes and Story Times

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 64:41


Michelle tells the mysterious disappearance of Natalee Holloway. She was a young girl who just wanted to celebrate her graduation with her class's trip to Aruba.Link to Patreon & Socials:) :https://linktr.ee/TCSTpodcastSources:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisappearanceofNatalee_Hollowayhttps://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/natalee-ann-hollowayhttps://www.biography.com/news/natalle-holloway-murder-timelinehttps://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/cold-cases/natalee-holloway-resource-center/https://www.eonline.com/news/1273898/the-whole-natalee-holloway-story-may-never-be-known-inside-a-journey-of-frustration-and-acceptance

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace
What Really Happened in Aruba? CrimeCon 2022

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 50:23


Recorded live in front of a studio audience at CrimeCon 2022 in Las Vegas, listen as Nancy Grace and her panel of experts recount what happened during their visit to Aruba with Natalee Holloway's mom, Beth.  18-year-old Natalee Holloway mysteriously vanished without a trace during a 2005 high school graduation trip.  Joining Nancy Grace Today: Susan Constantine - MPsy, Deception and Body Language Expert, Author: "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Reading Body Language" SusanConstantine.com  Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst, www.drbethanymarshall.com, New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' (Beverly Hills)  Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert & Cold Case Investigative Research Institute Founder, ColdCaseCrimes.org, Twitter: @ColdCaseTips Kelly Skehen - Fox Nation Senior Producer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Crime Family
S03E08: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF NATALEE HOLLOWAY

Crime Family

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 89:45 Transcription Available


On a high school graduation trip to Aruba with her classmates, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared. She was last seen leaving a popular bar in a car with three men- but then never showed up at the airport to return home the next day. Upon hearing news of her disappearance, Natalee's parents immediately travelled to Aruba to assist in the search for their daughter but nearly 17 years later, no clear answers (or Natalee) have ever been found.This week, we tell you the full story of the high-profile Natalee Holloway case which involves changing stories by key suspects, many theories about what may have happened that night and Natalee's family's ongoing pursuit of justice.FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: @crimefamilypodcastTwitter: @crimefamilypod1Facebook: Crime Family PodcastEmail: crimefamilypodcast@gmail.comEPISODE RESOURCES:ABC News: Joran van der Sloot's Graphic Murder Confession. By Russel Goldman. June 15, 2010.https://abcnews.go.com/International/caused-death-van-der-sloots-gory-peru-murder/story?id=10923141 ABC News: Natalee Holloway Mystery, 10 Years Later: A Timeline. By Emily Shapiro. May 30, 2015.https://abcnews.go.com/US/natalee-holloway-mystery-10-years-timeline/story?id=31397995 ABC News: Natalee Holloway's mother on her nearly 15-year journey to find out what happened to her daughter in Aruba. By ByAllie Yang andJeca Taudte. November 21, 2019.https://abcnews.go.com/International/natalee-holloways-mother-15-year-journey-find-happened/story?id=67135633 Biography.com: Natalee Holloway: A Complete Timeline of Her Disappearance in Aruba and Unsolved Case. By Tim Ott. February 18, 2021.https://www.biography.com/news/natalle-holloway-murder-timeline CNN: Holloway case a mystery after a year of 'catch and release'. BY Ann O'Neill. May 31, 2006.http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/05/30/aruba.mystery/?fbclid=IwAR05I06IzZJ7FUA4Jav83SkV7Tnnzasq5m7qaUnFa6ofS1NTovCs3Ud1OeY Desert News: 3 men called ‘leads' in search for student.By Associated Press. June 5, 2005.https://www.deseret.com/2005/6/5/19895969/3-men-called-leads-in-search-for-student ENews: Untangling the Disappearance of Natalee Holloway. MAY 28, 2021.https://www.eonline.com/ca/photos/28082/untangling-the-disappearance-of-natalee-holloway For the full list of references used for this episode, visit the webpage on our new website at https://www.crimefamilypodcast.ca/s03e08-the-disappearance-of-natalee-holloway

The Secret Sits
The Disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley

The Secret Sits

Play Episode Play 59 sec Highlight Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 40:06 Transcription Available


This week, on The Secret Sits, we are exploring what can go horribly wrong, even on a dream vacation.  Amy Lynn Bradley Disappeared from Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas on Tuesday, March 24, 1998.  Amy has not been found and the FBI is still offering a reward for information. Reward:The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the recovery of Amy Lynn Bradley and information that leads to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance.Remarks:Bradley has the following tattoos: a Tasmanian Devil spinning a basketball on her shoulder; the sun on her lower back; a Chinese symbol on her right ankle; and a Gecko lizard on her navel. She also has a navel ring.Submit a Tip:If you have any information concerning the disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley, please contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.Field Office: Washington D.C.You can contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children here:https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/programs/national-center-missing-and-exploited-children#overviewYou can look at this case through the Charley Project here:http://charleyproject.org/case/amy-lynn-bradleyWe are looking for hometown True Crime stories for future episodes.  Please send your stories to us at: TheSecretSitsPodcast@gmail.comSupport the showhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSecretSitsFollow us on our social media at:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwnfvpNBYTo9BP1sVuFsfGQTheSecretSitsPodcast (@secretsitspod) / Twitterhttps://www.instagram.com/thesecretsitspodcast/https://www.facebook.com/TheSecretSitsPodcasthttps://www.tiktok.com/@thesecretsitspodcast?lang=en#AmyLynnBradley #RoyalCaribbean #RhapsodyoftheSeas #PuertoRico #BradBradley #RobBradley #IvaBradley #Curacao #Vacation #Cruise #FBI #Missing #FrankJones #CharleyProject #NataleeHolloway #Reward #CruiseShip #TrueCrime #Podcast #DisneyShooting Straight Radio PodcastWelcome to 2nd Amendment University!! This podcast (formerly known as "Shooting...Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

The Secret Sits
The Disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley

The Secret Sits

Play Episode Play 59 sec Highlight Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 40:06 Transcription Available


This week, on The Secret Sits, we are exploring what can go horribly wrong, even on a dream vacation.  Amy Lynn Bradley Disappeared from Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas on Tuesday, March 24, 1998.  Amy has not been found and the FBI is still offering a reward for information. Reward:The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the recovery of Amy Lynn Bradley and information that leads to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance.Remarks:Bradley has the following tattoos: a Tasmanian Devil spinning a basketball on her shoulder; the sun on her lower back; a Chinese symbol on her right ankle; and a Gecko lizard on her navel. She also has a navel ring.Submit a Tip:If you have any information concerning the disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley, please contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.Field Office: Washington D.C.You can contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children here:https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/programs/national-center-missing-and-exploited-children#overviewYou can look at this case through the Charley Project here:http://charleyproject.org/case/amy-lynn-bradleyWe are looking for hometown True Crime stories for future episodes.  Please send your stories to us at: TheSecretSitsPodcast@gmail.comSupport the showhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSecretSitsFollow us on our social media at:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwnfvpNBYTo9BP1sVuFsfGQTheSecretSitsPodcast (@secretsitspod) / Twitterhttps://www.instagram.com/thesecretsitspodcast/https://www.facebook.com/TheSecretSitsPodcasthttps://www.tiktok.com/@thesecretsitspodcast?lang=en#AmyLynnBradley #RoyalCaribbean #RhapsodyoftheSeas #PuertoRico #BradBradley #RobBradley #IvaBradley #Curacao #Vacation #Cruise #FBI #Missing #FrankJones #CharleyProject #NataleeHolloway #Reward #CruiseShip #TrueCrime #Podcast #DisneyShooting Straight Radio PodcastWelcome to 2nd Amendment University!! This podcast (formerly known as "Shooting...Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

Lady Tiphanie Ma's Mind Emporium

still missing after 17 years later --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinlady/message

Dying to be Found
Natalee Holloway

Dying to be Found

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 44:13


On May 30, 2005, Beth Twitty received a call that no mother wants to hear. Her daughter, Natalee, who went on a trip with 124 other recent high school graduates, never showed up to the airport to return home. Follow us on this journey as we report the story of America's sweetheart, Natalee Holloway, and her mother's quest to find her missing daughter.Find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest @Dying2BFound.Subscribe, rate, and share our podcasts on Spotify, Apple & Google Podcast, Stitcher, Pandora, and iHeart Radio.If you are interested in sponsoring this podcast or have a storyline you would like us to record, please email us at dying2bfound@gmail.com.If you like what you hear, please visit us at www.dyingtobefound.com to learn more about your hosts and our podcast, or consider buying us a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dyingtobefoundReferencesCNN American Morning: Joran's Confession:Fox News: 2006 Greta Van Susteren InterviewManhunter Series References:Part 1: https://youtu.be/qp9TztZ48koPart 2: https://youtu.be/bw_o5xUFu04Part 3: https://youtu.be/C_847ILWKF4Part 4: https://youtu.be/Q7C2mAgUHBoPart 5: https://youtu.be/d9-DX2HMY2kPart 6: https://youtu.be/wi17dZCFIt0Part 7: https://youtu.be/AWFzEQltWOg

Eye for an Eye
Paradise Lost - A Blind Eye Episode 4- Natalee Holloway

Eye for an Eye

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 80:33


We all know the name Natalee Holloway - but do you know the ins and outs of her disappearance? In this special episode of A Blind Eye we discuss Natalee's last known movements in Aruba on May 30th 2005. What is the truth? What can we believe? Did the police jump the gun to make an arrest? What happened to Natalee? Join Matt, Lisa, and Jules as we give our thoughts on these questions, theories, and give our final thoughts on what we believe happened to Natalee Holloway. Special thanks to the producers of todays show, your support means the world! : Michael and Carolyn Y. (if you would like to be credited as a producer on our show, our Patreon has a tier for you!) *Please note all opinions in the show are our own and solely in regards to the specific case we are discussing in this episode* We made a one stop shop for all the Eye for an Eye links our listeners might want to check out whether its where to listen, our merch shop, all of our socials, our email, or ways to support the show, we'd love for you to visit the link below!  https://msha.ke/eyeforeyepod/ Tired of Ads? Want to support our show? Please consider supporting Eye for an Eye with as little as $1 a month via patreon.com/eyeforeyepod Enjoy today's show? Don't forget to rate (those 5 stars are waiting to be clicked), review, subscribe and tell your friends!  Want in on the discussion?Join us on our Facebook page or group, Instagram @eyeforeyepod, twitter @eyeforeyepod or shoot us an email at eyeforeyepod@gmail.com and let us know your thoughts- does the punishment fit the crime? __ Cover Art Created by: Rachel Gregorino, dollbambino@gmail.com Music: GarageBand Mix made by Lisa  __ Sources: https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna8745217  https://www.biography.com/news/natalle-holloway-murder-timeline http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/03/24/aruba.photo.remains/  http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/06/08/us.van.der.sloot.alabama/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruba:_The_Tragic_Untold_Story_of_Natalee_Holloway_and_Corruption_in_Paradise  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Evidence of Monsters: True Crime
Ep. 11- Natalee Holloway

Evidence of Monsters: True Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 55:46


Natalee Holloway disappeared on a graduation trip to Aruba in 2005. The last people to see her alive seem to struggle with keeping their story straight. Where is Natalee? Was she murdered? Sold? How does Stephanie Flores Ramirez shed new light on Natalees disappearance? Listen and help us try to make sense of this case as we go through the timeline of her disappearance and the investigation that follows. https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/natalee-ann-holloway https://www.foxnews.com/story/transcript-holloway-chaperone-speaks-out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Natalee_Holloway https://www.biography.com/news/natalle-holloway-murder-timeline https://abcnews.go.com/International/caused-death-van-der-sloots-gory-peru-murder/story?id=10923141 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The CC Unsolved Podcast
Natalee Holloway

The CC Unsolved Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 29:52


Natalee Ann Holloway was an 18-year-old American woman whose mysterious disappearance made international news after she vanished on May 30, 2005, near the end of a high school graduation trip to Aruba in the Caribbean. Throughout the investigation, one name gets repeatedly mentioned, Joran Van Der Sloot. Known as the main suspect, he has many versions of what happened to Natalie, but are any of them close to the truth? Join us as we discuss the disappearance.Find us on our socials;Website: www.ccunsolved.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ccunsolved/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccunsolvedTwitter: https://twitter.com/ccunsolvedEmail: ccunsolved@gmail.com

Truly, Darkly, Creeply
#117 J'Accuse

Truly, Darkly, Creeply

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 75:07


Kerry remembers the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Quinlan recounts the horrors perpetrated by Harold Henthorn. https://www.patreon.com/trulydarklycreeply This episode was sponsored by: Birdie: https://www.shesbirdie.com/ Use the code TDC10 for 10% OFF Movement and Meals: https://movementandmeals.substack.com/? A Witch and A Woodsman: https://www.awitchandawoodsmanllc.com/ Use the code TDC10 for 10% OFF Eastern Crime Zone: https://www.easterncrimezone.com/ Love in the Times of War: litowmusic.com

Puppies and Crime
Folge 107 - Pokerface

Puppies and Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 207:44


Aruba, Mai 2005. Es sollte die letzte große Party werden, die gemeinsame Abschlussfahrt bevor der Ernst des Lebens beginnt. Voller Vorfreude reisen die Schülerinnen und Schüler der Mountain Brook Highschool nach Aruba. 5 Tage lang: Sonne, Strand und Party. Doch am letzten Tag fehlt eine von ihnen: Natalee Holloway. Sofort beginnt die verzweifelte Suche nach der Schülerin und schnell rücken drei Verdächtige in den Fokus der Ermittlungen, einer von ihnen: der 17-jährige Niederländer Joran van der Sloot. Während Natalees Verschwinden bald die Nachrichten in den USA dominiert und der (politische) Druck wächst, stehen die Ermittler vor einem riesigen Problem: denn bald gibt es unzählige Geschichten davon, was mit Natalee wirklich passierte. Ihr Verdächtiger scheint einfach nicht greifbar, spielt ein grausames mit Medien, Ermittlern und der Familie von Natalee. Bis im Mai 2010- genau 5 Jahre nach Natalees Verschwinden, die 22-jährige Stephany Flores Ramírez in Peru verschwindet. Inhaltswarnung: (Sexualisierte Gewalt), Entführung, Spielsucht Vielen Dank an unseren heutigen Sponsor: Koro Spart jetzt mit dem Code PUPPIES 5% auf das gesamte Koro Sortiment auf https://www.korodrogerie.de Empfehlungen: Empfehlung Amanda: Slasher, Serie, Netflix Empfehlung Marieke: Die Discounter, Serie, Amazon Prime Social Media: Instagram: Puppiesandcrime https://www.instagram.com/puppiesandcrime/?hl=de Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PuppiesandCrime Email: puppiesandcrime@gmail.com ------- G/N ---------

True Crimecast
The Lyingest Liar That Ever Lied - Natalee Holloway

True Crimecast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 36:51


When a young women goes missing on her senior trip in Aruba, all the stops are pulled out to find her. But was the investigation legitimate? Or did a rich, habitual liar get in the way of finding justice for Natalee Holloway?

Real Crime: The REELZ Files
Murder Made Me Famous: Joran van der Sloot

Real Crime: The REELZ Files

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 47:31


When beautiful, 18 year-old Natalee Holloway vanishes while on a graduation trip to Aruba in 2005, the international media converges on young Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot, who was the last person seen with her on the Caribbean island. Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/

Dark Side of Wikipedia | True Crime & Dark History
254: The Death of Natalee Holloway | Best of Dark Side Of

Dark Side of Wikipedia | True Crime & Dark History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 72:27


 In May of 2005, what should have been a celebratory graduation trip for one young woman, a start to a new life as an adult? Would turn out to be the start of a new life as a missing person. As Natalee Ann Holloway would go missing, her story and what happened on that fateful trip, remaining a mystery to this day. 

10 Minute Murder
The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway

10 Minute Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 13:19 Transcription Available


In 2005, the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway shocked the nation and the world, as she seemingly vanished without a trace during a school trip to Aruba. During the years, several suspects have been named and even arrested. Yet, nobody has been convicted of killing Natalee, nor has her body ever been found.Subscribe and share 10 Minute Murder with your true crime loving friends. Connect on social media to know when new episodes are released and to see visuals that go along with the episodes. https://linktr.ee/10minutemurder Facebook: https://facebook.com/10MMpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/10minutemurder/ Tiktok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRBEFtUg/ Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCkJLUCEZlkn9In3AA46RVxw Twitter: https://twitter.com/10minutemurder Submit future episode story ideas: 10minutemurder@gmail.com

Coffee Convos with Kail Lowry & Lindsie Chrisley
195: True Crime Talk: Natalee Holloway

Coffee Convos with Kail Lowry & Lindsie Chrisley

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 77:52 Transcription Available


We here at Coffee Convos apologize for the audio issues on this episode. We are working to fix the problem and will be back to our regular audio quality on the next episode! On this month's true crime bonus episode Kail and Lindsie discuss the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. In 2005, 18 year old Natalee went missing while on an end of year school trip to Aruba. Unfortunately the investigation into her disappearance never resulted in her discovery. Lindsie and Kail break down the timeline of events leading up to Natalee's disappearance, as well as all possible theories as to what happened to her. They chat investigation, suspects, and the impact this case had on society. This episode was sponsored by: Skylight Frames, Story Worth, & Canva Pro Music by Nathaniel Wyvern. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.

Coffee Convos with Kail Lowry & Lindsie Chrisley
195: True Crime Talk: Natalee Holloway

Coffee Convos with Kail Lowry & Lindsie Chrisley

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 77:52


We here at Coffee Convos apologize for the audio issues on this episode. We are working to fix the problem and will be back to our regular audio quality on the next episode! On this month's true crime bonus episode Kail and Lindsie discuss the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. In 2005, 18 year old Natalee went missing while on an end of year school trip to Aruba. Unfortunately the investigation into her disappearance never resulted in her discovery. Lindsie and Kail break down the timeline of events leading up to Natalee's disappearance, as well as all possible theories as to what happened to her. They chat investigation, suspects, and the impact this case had on society. This episode was sponsored by: Skylight Frames, Story Worth, & Canva Pro Music by Nathaniel Wyvern. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.

Off The Wall
Off The Wall #2- The Disapperance of Natalee Holloway

Off The Wall

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 15:24


Today Katie and Tatumn discuss a disturbing true crime case that remains unsolved sixteen years later.

RedHanded
222: Episode 222 - Natalee Holloway

RedHanded

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 69:39


In May 2005, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway and her friends flew from Alabama to Aruba to celebrate their graduation. Just five days later, when the group were set to fly back to the States, Natalee was nowhere to be found.  The investigation that followed uncovered sex-trafficking gangs, potential police cover-ups and a terrifying teenage psychopath, all turning this case into America's favourite reality show…

Psychic Carla Baron
More on my personal experience with the Natalee Holloway investigation

Psychic Carla Baron

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 2:23


This episode is also available as a blog post: https://psychiccarlabaron.blog/2017/09/03/more-on-my-personal-experience-with-the-natalee-holloway-investigation/

Psychic Carla Baron
More insight into my work on the Natalee Holloway case

Psychic Carla Baron

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 1:02


This episode is also available as a blog post: https://psychiccarlabaron.blog/2017/08/19/more-insight-into-my-work-on-the-natalee-holloway-case/

Destination Murder
Ep 37: Aruba & Austria | The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway & the Austrian Strangler

Destination Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 88:53


This week Teghan & Meghan cover the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba & the Austrian Strangler. Instagram: @destinationmurderpod Email us: dest.murder@gmail.com Music: https://www.purpleplanet.com

Bully Pulpit
Airing Dirty Laundrie

Bully Pulpit

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 14:04


In the ongoing drama surrounding the murder of Gabrielle Petito, Bob realized that the media are telling us everything under the sun, except for what matters most.TEDDY ROOSEVELT: Surely there never was a fight better worth making than the one which we are in.GARFIELD: Welcome to Bully Pulpit. That was Teddy Roosevelt. I'm Bob Garfield with Episode 10: Airing Dirty Laundrie. GABRIELLE PETITO: Hello, hello, and good morning. It is really nice and sunny today. It's only ten o'clock in the morning, but it rained all afternoon yesterday…oh, my God!GARFIELD: That's from a YouTube post a few weeks ago by wannabe travel vlogger Gabrielle Petito, documenting her cross-country van journey with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie. We see them hiking, taking in sunsets, eating camp-style, hugging and kissing and frolicking, doing cartwheels on Santa Monica beach — two attractive young people living the dream.That the dreamy footage obscured a gathering nightmare, of course, is by now, hardly news to you.FOX NEWS REPORTER: Yeah, good morning Todd and Gillian. Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito were on a cross-country trip they were documenting for their YouTube series, but on September 1st, Brian returned home alone and has been hiding out at his parents' house, right behind me.Yesterday, North Port police named him a person of interest in this case.GARFIELD: Now, people go missing all the time in this country. One this month was Gregory Martin, a 70-year-old Buford, Georgia man, afflicted with dementia, who strayed away from his optometrist's office. You did not see anything about him on the news before he turned up safe and sound. You probably haven't heard of Quawan Charles, who was 15 when he went missing last year from his rural Louisiana home. If you were to Google “missing teenagers 2020,” you wouldn't find his picture. A lot of white schoolgirls, not a lot of black male schoolboys. His disappearance did not captivate the nation, or even the local police.LOCAL TV REPORTER: The family called the Baldwin Police Department and St. Mary Parish Sheriff's office to report him missing. Although the family asked that an amber alert be issued, officers declined to do so. The family claims the police downplayed their concerns, including speculating Charles may simply be attending a football game and not answering his phone. Charles' body was found days later, on November 3rd, in a wooded area about thirty minutes from his hometown. GARFIELD: And incredibly, in 2019, more than 5,590 Native American women were reported missing. You cannot name a single one of them. But when I say Natalee Holloway, or Jaycee Dugard, Elizabeth Smart, Laci Peterson, Chandra Levy — all of whom were TV news fodder for weeks or months at a time over the past couple of decades — you can most likely tell their heartbreaking stories, most likely in intimate detail. This is called “Missing White Woman Syndrome,” a term coined twenty years ago by the late journalist Gwen Ifill, and lately invoked by the New York Times and others in a “here-we-go-again” sort of way. This was Good Morning America: GOOD MORNING AMERICA REPORTER: Gabby Petito is one of so many reported missing each year. At the end of 2020, the FBI had over 89,000 active missing persons cases. 45% of those cases: people of color. Petito's story has renewed debate about which cases get attention and the media's seeming infatuation with missing white women. GARFIELD: If anything about that surprises you — I mean, anything — I don't even know what to say. Lookit: by American TV-news standards, the fact that Chandra Levy and Laci Peterson were brunette was practically affirmative action. So, of coursethe fate of skinny, blonde Gabby Petito, unlike Quawon Charles, has gripped the country as an irresistible true-crime mystery played out in real time. Clue by clue. Revelation by revelation. Twist by twist. Newsbreak by newsbreak — tragedy as infotainment, costumed (with all the obligatory sobriety and furrowed anchor brows) as journalism.LOCAL TV REPORTER: That's right Keith, good evening to you. North Port police admitted this search warrant last week. The detective writes that Gabby Petito's phone had been shut off for at least fifteen days. The investigator also says...TRAVEL BLOGGER 1: This is most definitely Gabby Petito's Ford transit van. TRAVEL BLOGGER 2: And I slowed it down, so you can possibly see it a little bit better.ABC NEWS REPORTER: In the last 24 hours, we've gotten more information on the final days leading up to Gabby's disappearance. Police just released audio of a 911 call out of Utah, where the caller reported seeing a domestic fight between Gabby and Brian on August 12th...CLARK COUNTY 911 CALL: “We drove by and the gentleman was slapping the girl.”“He was slapping her?”“Yes. And then we stopped, they ran up and down the sidewalk, he proceeded to hit her, hopped in the car, and they drove off.”ABC NEWS REPORTER: Police in Utah pulled the couple over last month, after responding to calls of a domestic incident while they were road tripping across the country. Officers said Petito was crying...POLICE BODY CAM: “What's your guys' names?”“Gabby.”“I'm Brian.” “Gabby, Brian. Ok. What's going on? Why are you crying?” “I'm not crying. We've just been fighting this morning.”FBI PRESSER: Human remains were discovered consistent with the description of Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito.CNN REPORTER: The news coming as the search is intensifying for Gabby Petito's fiance, Brian Laundrie, whose parents told police he disappeared a week ago today.LOCAL TV REPORTER: Yesterday, they, along with the FBI and several other agencies, spent the weekend scouring through the Carlton Reserve at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park. They have not found anything yet. The search ended just after six pm last night. North Port police have yet to tell us if they plan to resume that search there today, but I can tell you it is a very large, dense place with lots of shrubs, so it will take some time to get through.LOCAL TV REPORTER: Detective work, DNA and digital foots prints. The FBI is fanning out and zeroing in. From a North Port family home to Wyoming.GARFIELD: Gabby's death is obviously an unspeakable tragedy for her, for her loved ones, and for the loved ones of Brian Laundrie. For almost everyone else on the planet, it's merely pulp non-fiction — undoubtedly destined to be formally Hollywoodized in a four-part streaming series. Which, wholly apart from the implicit racism, is tragic itself. There are deep problems in this world, politically and environmentally, and the media and audience both have invested their scarce time resources in a morbid drama that offers virtually no significance, no insight, no meaning to anyone but the principals. There is one flicker of possibility, about which more in a moment, but I need to remind you what all-Gabby-all-the-time has squeezed out of the news.VALERIE MASON: With further warming in the coming years, we expect to see new extremes that are unprecedented in magnitude, frequency, timing, or in regions that have never encountered those types of extremes.GARFIELD: That was climate scientist Valerie Mason-Delmotte, co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a couple of weeks ago, joining the UN General Assembly in declaring Code Red for Humanity.ABC NEWS REPORTER: The report's authors are essentially sending the world's leaders a final wake-up call: Curb emissions and dramatically reduce consumption, or face a world that is fundamentally different.GARFIELD: Yeah, that lasted one news cycle. One. The end of life on Earth as we know it. One news cycle.Oh, we're awash in coverage of national politics and the latest on Trump's every utterance, including talking in his sleep, but the death spiral of the media business has meant vastly shrunken newsrooms, vanishing local coverage, empty statehouse bureaus — and the biggest stories in the history of the planet treated like wheat germ occasionally to be sprinkled on the Trump-ruptions.CNN REPORTER: Trump sent a letter riddled with lies to Georgia's Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, asking him to decertify the results in Georgia, citing all sorts of debunked claims. GARFIELD: Celebrity crap.REPORTER: The Crown's Emmy nominated actress, Emma Corrin, made a bizarre fashion statement in a strapless frock and bonnet, quite a different look from her Princess Diana role.GARFIELD: And anti-vaccination a******s disrupting school board meetings.ANTI-VAXXERS: Freedom! Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!GARFIELD: To which we can now add the story of Gabby Petito, who went on a travel adventure seeking fame, and achieved it, posthumously, like some sort of sick cosmic joke.But, as I said, a glimmer. A glimmer of something of value to be drawn from the morbid fascination with this mystery — namely, that it is not especially mysterious. Because as we comb through the endless clues and tidbits gathered by investigators, the press and random online civilians, we discover lurking within this saga a lesson.You'll recall the traffic stop, by Utah park police, who had seen the couple's van speeding erratically. The stop lasted 1 hour and 17 minutes, and the bodycam footage displays remarkably engaged and conscientious cops trying to get to the bottom of the couple's argument, in which Brian got scratched on the face and arms and Gabby had her face squeezed like a dog whose owner is trying to shut it up. What the police discovered, from both subjects, was that the two frequently triggered one another, leading to violent arguments that sometimes got physical. Brian said Gabby was very anxious and emotional and, you know, the girl crazy. And Gabby said, it's true. This led to a piece of advice from one officer to a crying Gabrielle. The relationship, he said, was toxic, and dangerous.POLICE OFFICER: It may be bad for your soul, just saying. I'm not telling you what to do with your life, but if you know you have anxiety, look at the situations you can get in, you know what I mean? Now, we're not here to be mean to you or anything but you know, there's a first time and then it usually...GARFIELD: And then, usually it gets worse. Because the pathology of domestic violence is a pathology of repeated episodes spiraling ever downward. If Brian was mishandling her in a speeding vehicle on unfamiliar mountain roads, the worst was surely yet to come. This is the lesson — the universal lesson — to be drawn from this horrifying saga. There are lovers' spats and there is battering and the difference, the fatal difference, is often on display. Every parent and every sibling and every friend of every woman — not to mention the cops who get called to the scene of a domestic — should be vigilant for these signs and be prepared to intervene before it is too late.But did that single salient issue dominate the news coverage? No. We have 24/7 on the search for Brian Laundrie. But to be reminded of the real stakes here, I had to happen upon a Facebook post, from an author named Julie Perkins Cantrell, who in a now viral message codified the thirty lessons of the Gabby Petito tragedy, culminating in this: “When we see someone at her emotional end during a domestic dispute, we shouldn't assume that she's crazy. We shouldn't buy into the false narrative given by the abuser. We shouldn't believe the cover-up story given by the target, who has been conditioned to carry all the blame and shame. And we shouldn't assume they're going to be okay.”All of America now knows Brian Laundrie is a suspect-- the only suspect -- in Gabby's murder. What we haven't been informed of by the media — but what we should internalize — is another Code Red for Humanity: the murderous ending of the online Van Life Journey was all too foreseeable before the couple even backed out of their Florida driveway.All right, we're done here. We encourage you to become a paid subscriber to Booksmart Studios, so you can get extra content — including my weekly text column — from Bully Pulpit, from Lexicon Valley, and from Banished.Meantime, please please please share our podcasts with friends, colleagues, relatives, total strangers, and your social networks: Twitter, Insta, Facebook. And then also please rate us on iTunes. That is invaluable. Look, we're trying to bring unapologetic scrutiny to the world of ideas, and we simply can't do that without you. Thank you in advance.Bully Pulpit is produced by Mike Vuolo and Matthew Schwartz. Our theme was composed by Julie Miller and the team at Harvest Creative Services in Lansing, Michigan. Bully Pulpit is a production of Booksmart Studios. I'm Bob Garfield. Get full access to Bully Pulpit at bullypulpit.substack.com/subscribe

The Motivated Parent
20. Parenting a Killer

The Motivated Parent

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 44:13


Our emotions and perceived “connections” lure us into high-profile cases where someone is murdered or vanishes. We saw this with Laci Peterson, Natalee Holloway, Casey Anthony, and now, Gabby Petito. In the past, we would wait for the news to update us, but now social media like Reddit and TikTok exploded the case of Gabby Petito. With that “explosion” in information, false narratives and flat-out lies spread like truth. Then we go on the attack of the parents. Why do we immediately blame the parents for their adult children's crappy behavior? At what point do we place the blame where it should be and not on the parenting? Join in this dialogue. Do you think parents are responsible for their children's crappy behavior once they are adults?

Twisted Listers
Single Serving - Natalee Holloway

Twisted Listers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 59:38


Hey Twisted Listeners! After our completely unplanned three week vacation, we're back and ready to rock and roll with our take on a classic unsolved case: the disappearance of Natalee Holloway! This case is such a bummer, because we all pretty much know what happened, but nobody can prove it! Join us as Cindy takes us on a ride through the facts, theories, and frustrations of this now 16 year old case. Thanks for your patience with this new episode, and remember: Stay Off Our Lists!www.patreon.com/twistedlistersinstagram.com/twistedlisterspcasttiktok: twistedlistersSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/twistedlisters)

Crime on Caffeine
UNSOLVED: Natalee Holloway

Crime on Caffeine

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 57:11


Erika shares the first true crime case she remembers, the unsolved disappearance of Natalee Holloway. In 2005, Natalee had just graduated high school and had a bright future ahead of her. She went on a trip to Aruba with her classmates and didn't show up for the flight back to Alabama. The case became a media frenzy as the Holloway family and Aruban police are at odds, leaving mother Beth Twitty and father Dave Holloway to take matters into their own hands. Beth was certain the three boys last seen with Natalee knew what happened to her daughter, but over 15 years later no one has any knowledge of what happened to her. Except perhaps Joran Van Zandt. 

Shockingly Wicked: A True Crime Podcast
Trouble in Paradise: The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway

Shockingly Wicked: A True Crime Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 60:26


In the Spring of 2005, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway was on a high school graduation trip to Aruba in the Caribbean. Early on the morning of May 30th, 2005, Natalee vanished without a trace. Her remains have never been found. Join Briana and Brittany as they explore a case filled with twists, turns, and unexpected roadblocks. A big thank you to this week's sponsors: Anchor Be sure to check out our friends at Haunted Hospitality! Sources we used for this episode: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/natalee-ann-holloway https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Natalee_Holloway https://web.archive.org/web/20080424074524/http://www.courttv.com/news/2005/0606/aruba_ap.html https://web.archive.org/web/20080423140126/http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,186017,00.html https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2006/01/natalee200601 https://web.archive.org/web/20160323092744/http://www.wtok.com/news/headlines/2689196.html https://www.eonline.com/news/1273898/the-whole-natalee-holloway-story-may-never-be-known-inside-a-journey-of-frustration-and-acceptance https://www.biography.com/news/natalle-holloway-murder-timeline https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/cold-cases/natalee-holloway-resource-center/ https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-natalee-holloway-tv-series-lawsuit-20180207-story.html#nt=outfit&nt=feed-flex-feature https://abcnews.go.com/International/natalee-holloways-mother-15-year-journey-find-happened/story?id=67135633 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/shockingly-wicked/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shockingly-wicked/support

A Breath of Fresh Crime
Episode 11: The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway

A Breath of Fresh Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 67:31


Hey friends!On this podcast, we will be talking about all thing's crime. From murder, to missing persons, to mass shootings, to just plain old spooky! Layered with some lighthearted humor...and some not so lighthearted humor. Please be advised that this podcast is filled with adult content and explicit language; listener discretion is advised. This week, we are discussing the missing persons case of Natalee Holloway. After graduating high school in 2005, Natalee went on a grad trip with her class to Aruba. On May 30th, 2005, around 1:30am, Natalee was last seen leaving a club with Joran van der Sloot and brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. There have been no sightings since this and all of Natalee's belongings were found in her hotel room. Joran has been the main suspect since the beginning and constantly changes his story about what potentially happened that night. No one has ever been officially charged with the murder or disappearance of Natalee and she was declared dead in absentia in 2012. What happened to her and who is responsible for her disappearance? Listen to the episode and find out and give us your thoughts and feedback on the case! Resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVdSK5bytbw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8ru4bv0z_g – part 1 of Joran secrets and lies interview  https://www.biography.com/news/natalle-holloway-murder-timeline https://abcnews.go.com/International/natalee-holloways-mother-15-year-journey-find-happened/story?id=67135633 Music:      “H&E Home” by Devil Music      From – Free Music Archive      CC-BY-NC-ND  Please follow us on Instagram @abreathoffreshcrime for updates and content.Please feel free to message us on Instagram or email us at abreathoffreshcrime@hotmail.com if you have any suggestions of cases you want to hear or if you have any feedback for us on the cases already covered!Stay spooky and enjoy!Sheeya Latah!

Kill and Tell
Natalee Holloway- Missing

Kill and Tell

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 54:43


This week Kailey takes us into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Natalee disappeared on a class trip to Aruba and was never seen again, but why? Where is she? What happened to her? We'll walk you through all the evidence and the timeline of her disappearance. Thanks for listening!Sources for this episode:https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna23301056 https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/transcript-joran-van-der-sloot-goes-on-the-record-part-3 https://www.denverpost.com/2008/02/03/hidden-camera-revives-probe-in-aruba-case/ https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/natalee-ann-holloway https://www.biography.com/news/natalle-holloway-murder-timeline https://www.oxygen.com/the-disappearance-of-natalee-holloway https://www.oxygen.com/the-disappearance-of-natalee-holloway/videos https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/03/15/natalee-holloway-case-man-who-claimed-help-joran-van-der-sloot-dispose-teens-body-stabbed-death/427290002/ https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/van-der-sloot-arrested-for-murder-in-south-america https://abcnews.go.com/International/natalee-holloways-mother-15-year-journey-find-happened/story?id=67135633 https://abcnews.go.com/International/caused-death-van-der-sloots-gory-peru-murder/story?id=10923141 https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/stephany-flores-fought-attacker-dying-dad-joran-van-der-sloot-custody-peru-article-1.179881 

bad guys & good beer
Natalee Holloway - Where is She?!

bad guys & good beer

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 56:06


Natalee Holloway vanished without a trace while on a class trip to Aruba in 2005. There has never been a lick of evidence as to what happened to her, but there's always been one man who knows waaaaaaaaayyyyy more than he claims... Buckle up, Buckaroos.

All Time Chatter:Atc
Ep:33 Disappearance of natalee holloway

All Time Chatter:Atc

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 26:52


18 year old teen went to aruba for an unofficial graduation party but she never returned home, she went missing in 2005 in aruba and is still missing. Case sources:https://www.eonline.com/ap/photos/28082/untangling-the-disappearance-of-natalee-holloway , wikipedia. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Destination Murder
Ep 25: Albania & Peru

Destination Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 63:04


This week, Meghan takes us to Albania and covers the life & death of Azem Hajdari. Then, Teghan takes us to Peru and covers Natalee Holloway, Stephany Flores, and Joran van der Sloot. See our show notes link below for sources & more info. Instagram: @destinationmurderpod Twitter: @dest_murder Show Notes: www.destinationmurderpod.com/shownotes Email us: dest.murder@gmail.com Visit our website: www.destinationmurderpod.com Music: https://www.purpleplanet.com

The Murder Book: A True Crime Podcast
Episode 20 Joran Van der Sloot Part IV

The Murder Book: A True Crime Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 94:05


Joran Van der Sloot has been involved in two notorious cases: the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba and five years to the date later, the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru. Over several years the Dutchman has become subject of scrutiny by the media, police, and the general public for many years.  In Part IV and the final episode on this killer, we will focus on telling you about Joran Van der Sloot's escape to Chile, and his capture.Resources:Books: Holloway, D. & Garrison, L. ( 2006). Aruba: The Tragic Untold Story of Natalee Holloway And Corruption in Paradise Hardcover – March 14, 2006 Pulitzer, L. & Thompson, C. (2011). Portrait of a Monster: Joran Van der Sloot, a Murder in Peru, and the Natalee Holloway MysteryNewspaper Resources:https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72293473/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72293593/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72293739/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72293803/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72293887/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72293974/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72294046/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72294136/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72294236/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72294316/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72294464/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72294580/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72294685/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72294751/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72294867/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72295049/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72295119/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72295203/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72295328/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72295506/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72295583/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72295657/

The Murder Book: A True Crime Podcast
Episode 18 Joran Van der Sloot Part III

The Murder Book: A True Crime Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 116:38


Joran Van der Sloot has been involved in two notorious cases: the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba and five years to the date later, the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru. Over several years the Dutchman has become subject of scrutiny by the media, police, and the general public for many years.  In Part III we will focus on the rest of the mysterious disappearance of Natalie Holloway in Aruba 2005.

The Murder Book: A True Crime Podcast
Episode 17 Joran Van der Sloot Part II

The Murder Book: A True Crime Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 98:10


Joran Van der Sloot has been involved in two notorious cases: the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba and five years to the date later, the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru. Over several years the Dutchman has become subject of scrutiny by the media, police, and the general public for many years.  In the next few episodes, this podcast will present an in-depth account of the manhunt for Joran Van der Sloot.For a look at the resources used go to https://www.themurderbooktruecrimepodcast.com/

The Murder Book: A True Crime Podcast
Episode 14 Joran Van der Sloot Part I

The Murder Book: A True Crime Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 98:44


Joran Van der Sloot has been involved in two notorious cases: the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba and five years to the date later, the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru. Over several years the Dutchman has become subject of scrutiny by the media, police, and the general public for many years.  In the next few episodes, this podcast will present an in depth account of the manhunt for Joran Van der Sloot.Sources:https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72293974/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72295583/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72295203/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72295049/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72293593/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72294580/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72294751/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72293473/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72295328/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72293887/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72295657/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72295506/https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72294136/Books:Holloway, B. (2007). Loving Natalee: a Mother's Testament of Hope and FaithHolloway, D. (2006). Aruba: The Tragic Untold Story of Natalee Holloway and Corruption in ParadisePulitzer, L. (2012). Portrait of a Monster: Joran van der Sloot, a Murder in Peru, and the Natalee Holloway Mystery

Crime, Corruption & Cocktails
Natalee Holloway's Fateful Trip | Crime, Corruption, & Cocktails | Episode 15

Crime, Corruption & Cocktails

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 34:58


In this episode, we discuss the case of Natalee Holloway. An American girl that went missing in the getaway destination of Aruba. This unsolved case captivated the world and created a media storm that raised many questions such as did the local authorities do enough or did they put their tourism industry above the lives of its guests. 

es un crimen.
S3E04 - El episodio de Anabella vol. I: Joran Van Der Sloot.

es un crimen.

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2020 67:00


En este episodio se invierten los roles y Anabella nos relata el caso de Joran Van Der Sloot, un holandés sospechado de asesinar a una chica estadounidense en Aruba que luego confiesa el asesinato de otra chica en Perú. Ángeles se toma una Caipirinha y hace las preguntas.

The Sisters Grimm Podcast
Episode 72: Unsolved Missing Persons

The Sisters Grimm Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2020 56:41


In this episode we talk about the unsolved missing person cases of Natalee Holloway and Helen Voorhes Brach.

Fresh Hell Podcast
E12: MYSTERY - Natalee Holloway & Stephany Flores Ramirez

Fresh Hell Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2019 58:01


Natalee Holloway vanished on the last night of her graduation trip, on the beautiful island of Aruba. Join us as we discuss her infamous and tragic disappearance, as well as the brutal and senseless murder of Stephany Flores Ramirez, by Joren van der Sloot.