Category: Wisconsin

Episode 59: ‘Call Me Randy:’ The Soft-Spoken Killer

Mary Schlais was murdered on a cold February morning in 1974, just as a man named Randy was making his…

‘Call Me Randy:’ The Soft-Spoken Killer

  When the residents of Dunn County, Wisconsin woke up on the morning of February 15, 1974, none of them…

Episode 58: One Bad Ride: The Murder of Mary Schlais

  Mary Schlais was a beautiful young artist with her entire life ahead of her. A veteran hitchhiker, one bad…

One Bad Ride: The Murder of Mary Schlais

The young woman walked slowly along the shoulder of the road, loose gravel crunching under her feet. Her oversized green…

Episode 35: Frozen Secrets

   In 1927, William Coffey was a middle-aged newlywed on top of the world. His wife’s family began to suspect…

Frozen Secrets

January is a cold month in the Midwest, especially in Wisconsin. The temperatures routinely hover around the freezing point, and…

Episode 29: Defiling the Dead

The desecration of human remains and burial sites are regarded as taboo by our society. Regardless, it still happens, and…

Defiling the Dead

In 2002, a friend of mine and I took a trip to Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois, about twenty…

Episode 27: A Dark and Haunted Holiday

   Some relatives are unwelcome at Christmas. Some are rude. Some look down on you. Some are unwelcome because they’re…

A Dark and Haunted Holiday

Christmas morning is something that’s looked forward to by families all over the country. It’s a time to gather with…