Bless this Mess: A Southern True Crime Podcast
56.  The Murder of Diane Holik

56. The Murder of Diane Holik

November 30, 2019

In 2001, Diane Holik was living a great life in Austin, Texas.  She had a great career, beautiful home, and tons of friends that loved her.  The only thing Diane felt she was missing was a partner to spend her life with so when she meets a successful business man from Houston online, she thinks she has found the one.  They quickly become engaged and she makes plans to sell her home in Austin and move to Houston.  But one stormy night in November, Diane's plans would be halted when someone comes into her home and murders her.

Sources:  "Russo V. State" and "Dateline: After the Storm"

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55. The Murder of Quincy Brown

55. The Murder of Quincy Brown

November 12, 2019

In May of 1996, Eddie and Elise Makdessi were enjoying a nice night out in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  The evening would quickly turn into a nightmare when they entered their apartment and were attacked.  The night would end with only Eddie surviving, Elise and their attacker both dead.  As police investigate the murder, they soon realize all is not as it seems with Eddie and Elise.  Join us while we discuss the strange case of the Makdessi’s and how an innocent man was caught in their lies.

Sources: "Forensic Files" and "48 Hours Mystery"

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54.  The Murder of Gary Larson

54. The Murder of Gary Larson

October 29, 2019

In 1986, in Edmond, Oklahoma, Gary Larson is in bed with his girlfriend.  They hear a noise so he gets up to check it out.  He is confronted by a man wearing nothing but underwear and gloves.  By the end of the night, Gary will be dead and his girlfriend will have endured hours of torture.  It will take 18 years but police finally track down this peeping-tom turned murderer.  

Sources: The Daily Oklahoman, "Solved", and "Forensic Files"

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53.  The Abduction of Martha “Doe” Roberts

53. The Abduction of Martha “Doe” Roberts

October 17, 2019

In 1992, 64 year old Martha "Doe" Roberts was at home having breakfast with her husband of 44 years before he headed off to work.  It was a typical day for the couple, but later that today, her husband would come home to find Doe missing.  Soon after, ransom phone calls began coming in but the kidnapper never followed through with the plans.  Follow us while we discuss the strange case of Doe Roberts and the cat and mouse game her husband and the police had to play to find Doe.

Sources: Forensic Files

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52.  The Murder of Lauren Giddings

52. The Murder of Lauren Giddings

October 1, 2019

In June of 2011, Lauren Giddings was ready to start the rest of her life.  She had just finished law school and was set to move in with her longterm boyfriend, David, in Atlanta.  But when Lauren had not been heard from in days, her friends and family begin to worry.  A gruesome discovery in a trashcan will lead police on a search for Lauren's killer and his twisted obsession.

Sources:  Dateline, Nightmare Next Door, Macon Telegraph, Above the Law

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51.  The Disappearance of Tamika Huston

51. The Disappearance of Tamika Huston

May 31, 2019

In May of 2004, South Carolina nursing student Tamika Huston went missing.  The first few days her family just thought that she had gone on one of her spontaneous trips but after not hearing from her in almost two weeks, they called the police.  With an ex-boyfriend with a past and a new secret love interest, the police had suspects but no real evidence.  Join us while we discuss the disappearance of Tamika and her families journey to find her.

50.  The Murder of Karen Gregory

50. The Murder of Karen Gregory

April 19, 2019

In May of 1984, Karen Gregory was excited to move in with the love of her life, her boyfriend David Mackey.  But while David was out of town, the unthinkable would happen to Karen in a small beach town in Florida.  Join us while we discuss the murder of Karen Gregory and how a small town detective would have to look within his friend circle to find the real murderer. 

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49.  The Murder of Anna Mae Branson

49. The Murder of Anna Mae Branson

March 19, 2019

In the town on Madisonville, Kentucky, known as the “Best Town On Earth” (they have a song, it’s official), the unthinkable has happened.  Anna Mae Branson, a well-known business woman around town was found murdered in her home.  Suspects were few and far between as Anna Mae was so beloved, no one could imagine anyone wanting to hurt her.  But when the police finally zero in on their guy, he is no where to be found.  Join us while we discuss the case of this Southern Belle being taken in cold blood and the International manhunt that would occur to find her killer.

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48.  The Heidt Family Murders

48. The Heidt Family Murders

March 5, 2019

In August 2008, police discovered Phillip and Carey Heidt murdered in their home.  Linda Heidt was left for dead.  Police initially had no suspects but when they discovered an affair within the family, the murders became much more scandalous.  Join us while we discuss the Heidt family murders and how brotherly betrayal can lead

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47.  Texas Suitcase Killer // Joanna Rogers and Summer Baldwin

47. Texas Suitcase Killer // Joanna Rogers and Summer Baldwin

January 22, 2019

September of 2005 in Lubbock, Texas, a landfill worker finds a suitcase that looks suspicious.  Opening it up, he discovers a young woman's body, he immediately contacts police.  After identifying the body, police discover a potential serial killer operating in Lubbock, Texas.  Join us while we discuss the Texas Suitcase Killer and how a computer trail helped police stop a budding serial killer in his tracks.

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