Bless this Mess: A Southern True Crime Podcast
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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46.  Daniel LaPlante

46. Daniel LaPlante

January 7, 2019

Annie and Jessica Andrews are two young girls trying to recover from the loss of their mother.  When they do a seance to make contact with her spirit they aren’t expecting much.  But soon they would start hearing knocking on their walls and pipes rattling in their basement.  All of these things only occur while their dad is not home, could they have awakened a malevolent spirit or is something even more dangerous lurking in their home.  Join us while discuss the disturbing story of Daniel LaPlante and how he would not only disrupt the Andrews’ life but go on to destroy another families as well.

This was a Patron only episode, so it is not in the South.  We're covering them yankees up North, we will have a new Southern episode in a few weeks!  Just ignore all the Patron stuff. :) 

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45.  The Murder of Dr. Jack Wilson

45. The Murder of Dr. Jack Wilson

December 23, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend 1992, Betty Wilson walked into her 3-story home in an upscale part of Huntsville, Alabama to find her husband lying on the floor in a pool of blood.  Dr. Jack Wilson was a successful optometrist, well liked, and generous to the community and no one could figure out who would want him dead. What was initially thought to be a burglary gone horribly wrong would soon turn into one of the most sensationalized cases in Alabama history. 

Sources:  Forensic Files, On the Case with Paula Zahn, Old Huntsville Magazine, The Gadsen Times, The Victoria Advocate

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44.  Shannon Sanderson

44. Shannon Sanderson

November 14, 2018

On April 18, 1996, Shannon Sanderson left her three children with their grandparents in Memphis, Tennessee and headed off to a casino in Tunica, Mississippi. Cameras caught Shannon playing blackjack and winning it big but this would be the last time Shannon was seen alive. With an ex-husband, a rocky marriage, and an angry ex-boyfriend, the police have plenty of suspects. Join us while we discuss the abduction of Shannon Sanderson.

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43.  Steven Ray Thacker

43. Steven Ray Thacker

June 25, 2018

In December of 1999, Laci Dawn Hill was preparing to spend Christmas with family and friends in Bixby, Oklahoma.  A chance encounter would put Laci in the crosshairs of Steven Ray Thacker who would embark on a 10 day killing spree across three states after abducting Laci.

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42.  Dana Satterfield

42. Dana Satterfield

June 1, 2018

In July of 1995, Dana Satterfield is a beautiful, ambitious, young mother of two running her own hair and tanning salon in Roebuck, South Carolina.  When Dana is found brutally murdered in the salon the whole town is shocked and cannot imagine who could have done this.  Dana and her husband were having problems, could he have done this? Or was it one of the many men in town who had made unwanted advances towards Dana?  Join us while we discuss the sad case of Dana Satterfield and why it took 10 years to solve this case.

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