Murder and Mystery in the Last Frontier

Alaska is a land of mystery, danger, stunning beauty, and valuable resources. Over the decades, fortune seekers have been drawn to Alaska in search of gold, oil, fish, and crab. These fortune seekers are usually young men with little to lose and big dreams of becoming rich. Throughout Alaska’s history, a wave of crime has followed each economic boom, and in my podcast, I will tell you these stories of crime while I share a little about the rich cultural history and geography of this complex state I call home.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 23m. Bisher sind 29 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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A Bloody Anchorage Night


It took a horrible murder for Alaska to revise its statutes for the criminally insane from some of the most lenient sentencing laws in the country to the strictest laws in the U.S. for the insanity defense. - On the night of May 3, 1982,


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   21m
 
 

Who Murdered Bonnie Craig?


Bonnie Craig - I can’t imagine the agony of losing a child for any reason, but how does a mother cope when she learns someone murdered her daughter, and she knows terror and pain must have marked the last moments of her child’s life?


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 2020-08-19  28m
 
 

The Homicidal Trooper


John Patrick Addis - Most of us like to believe we can trust the police, but not everyone goes into law enforcement for the greater good. Some enter the police academy because they crave power over others and what better job than policing offers this ...


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 2020-07-31  36m
 
 

The Search for Bethany


Talkeetna, Alaska, is considered the gateway to Mt. Denali (McKinley), the highest mountain in North America. In the summer, tourists, including mountain climbers, hikers, flight-seers, and those who just want to view the majestic mountain,


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 2020-07-12  24m
 
 

Dangerous Trails


Most people understand they face the risk of encountering wild animals when they enter the woods in Alaska. What people do not expect is to be shot and killed while hiking on a remote trail, so when a series of murders occurred in parks and on trails n...


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 2020-06-28  19m
 
 

The Seductress


As troopers investigated the death of Kent Leppink, they uncovered a complex web of lies, seduction, and betrayal, with Mechele Hughes at the center of it all. Mechele was only 23 years old when someone murdered Kent Leppink on a remote trail,


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 2020-06-07  36m
 
 

The Horrible Misdeeds of Papa Pilgrim


Alaska’s slogan is “The Last Frontier,” and to some people, this means Alaska is the wild west, a place with less law and order, and someplace they can live as they choose. The man who called himself Papa Pilgrim believed moving his family to the wilde...


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 2020-05-16  35m
 
 

A Deadly Custody Battle


Muriel Pfeil - Neil Mackay was ruthless in both his personal and business dealings, and associates learned not to cross him. When a car bomb instantly killed his ex-wife, Muriel Pfeil, police knew Mackay had planned her murder,


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 2020-04-26  23m
 
 

Double Murder at a Kodiak Fish Site


During the summer of 1988, I remember the whispers spreading across the island, first about two missing brothers who were fishermen in Uganik Bay, and later, about the mother of those two men discovering their bodies buried in a shallow grave near thei...


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 2020-04-05  21m
 
 

The Teen Who Ordered a Hit on Her Mother


  Craig, Alaska Most teenagers fight with their parents, and during a heated argument, some kids might even scream, “I hate you” at their mother or father, but such disagreements signal normal growing pains. Few teens order a hit on a parent,


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 2020-03-15  38m
 
 
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