S3: BONUS EPISODE – Letters From Pete

Remember that bag I said I needed to unpack in an earlier episode? About the murder trial Peter Piper was a witness for in 1980, which put him in the Federal Prison System as a protection case? This episode explains what happened.
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S3: Episode 5, Part 2 – The Thompsons

Richard and Alida Thompson were young high school sweethearts, married less than a year when they became victims of Peter Piper. This is Part 2 of their story.

MUSIC:

Blue Dot Sessions – Strange Dog Walk

S3: Episode 5, Part 1 – The Thompsons

Richard and Alida Thompson were high school sweethearts married less than a year when they became victims of Peter Piper.

This is Part 1 of their story.

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MUSIC CREDITS:

Blue Dot Sessions – Douglass Stairs

Blue Dot Sessions – Dolly and Pad

Blue Dot Sessions – Uncertain Ground

Blue Dot Sessions – McKrary

S3: Episode 3 – Backdrop

There was a lot going on in Lake County, Michigan when Peter Piper escaped, including racial tension, an officer involved shooting, and an alleged assassination attempt against Sheriff Robert Blevins. This episode details these matters, including Detective Pratt’s findings on the alleged assasination attempt – from a previously CONFIDENTIAL report regarding the incident.

MUSIC:

Lobo Loco – Echoes Boogie Dancehall

Ross Oldenberg – Five-O Improvisation

Lobo Loco – Visions of 2018

Lobo Loco – After All

 

Season 2 Bonus Interview #3 – Forensic Psychologist Scott Johnson

I interview Scott Allen Johnson, Licensed Psychologist, about this case, hoping to get some insight into the type of perpetrator that would commit this crime. He is a forensic consultant and adjunct instructor at Florida Gulf Coast University.
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Season 2 BONUS Interview Episode #2 – Mark Truman

Mark Truman was a Reed City high school senior in 1983. He was in the Gambles store when Janette was discovered, and he tells what he remembers about that day, as well as discusses Dale, who he was friends with at the time.

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MUSIC:

Ben McElroy, Raggedy Bob Part 2

Blue Dot Sessions, Solage

Season 2 BONUS Interview #1- A Customer & Sheriff Crawford

I speak with another customer who had been in the store the day of Janette’s murder. We discuss what she saw, as well as current gossip surrounding the investigation.  Also, Sheriff Crawford of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department tells me what he remembers about dispatch recordings around the time of the murder.

Season 2: Episode 7 – Marion Fisher

Janette’s mother, Marion Fisher, and her role in the community as city clerk are discussed, as well as what was going on in the community within the timeline of the murder.

MUSIC CREDITS:

Blue Dot Sessions – Stillness; Free Music Archive

Borrtex – Snowflake – Free Music Archive

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Season 2: Episode 6 – Composite Sketch & Psychic

Topics in this episode:

 – Confusion about the composite sketch is discussed, as well as conspiracy ideas around this case.

 – Also, an interesting story I was told by the son of a first responding officer.

 – Trixie Shepard was a psychic that was involved in this case, and visited the scene. I will tell you about my interviews with her, and you’ll hear a bit of our conversation.

MUSIC CREDITS:

Joni Void – To Alter Realities – Free Music Archive

Spin Day – Who – Free Music Archive

Send for the Horses – Kevin Macleod; Incompetech

 

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Season 2 – Episode 5: Suspects & Persons of Interest

People treated by Michigan State Police as suspects and persons of interest, according to the report, are covered in this episode.

 

MUSIC CREDITS:

Ben McElroy – Raggedy Bob, Pt. 3; Free Music Archive

Blue Dot Sessions – Stillness; Free Music Archive

Joni Void – To Alter Realities – Free Music Archive

Ben McElroy – Pale Rider; Free Music Archive

 

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