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On the evening of September 14, 2008, Jennifer Spoerl went out for the evening, leaving her two children at their home in Summerville, South Carolina with her live-in boyfriend, Justin Hillerby. Jenn arrived home late and didn’t check on her 22-month-old son, Blaise, until after 10:00 the following morning, when she found Blaise dead in his crib wi…
 
Last week, I told you the story of two-year-old Dante Mullinix of York, Pennsylvania, who died in the hospital on September 15, 2018. Dante’s death was ruled a homicide caused by traumatic brain injury with strangulation and chest compression, but Dante’s head and body were also covered in bruises, and he suffered from an active case of herpes 2. M…
 
Two weeks before his third birthday, two-year-old Dante Mullinix was rushed to the hospital, unresponsive. His mother’s boyfriend claimed Dante choked on animal crackers. Several days later, on September 15, 2018, Dante was pronounced dead. His death was ruled a homicide caused by traumatic brain injury with strangulation and chest compression. An …
 
Over the past 2 weeks, I told you the story of 8-year-old Rica Rountree, who DCFS left in her father’s home despite clear evidence that she was being abused. After Rica died on January 26, 2019, investigators found disturbing cell phone videos of Rica’s abuse and arrested her father’s girlfriend, Cindy Baker. After Cindy was convicted, Rica’s fathe…
 
Last week, I told you the first part of the story of 8-year-old Rica Rountree, who DCFS left in her father’s home despite clear evidence that she was being abused. After Rica died on January 26, 2019, investigators found disturbing cell phone videos of Rica’s abuse and arrested her father’s girlfriend, Cindy Baker. In this episode, I’ll go over the…
 
Despite multiple allegations of abuse against Richard Rountree and his girlfriend, Cindy Baker, Illinois DCFS never saw fit to remove his battered 8-year-old daughter, Rica, from their home, accepting their glib explanation for Rica’s cuts, welts, bruises, scars, and countless other injuries: the girl was just “clumsy.” On January 25, 2019, Rica wa…
 
Riddle Me That! True Crime is a weekly true crime podcast hosted by Jules Ph.D, who takes a deep dive into the facts of unsolved cases, disappearances, and mysteries. Today, I'm sharing a full-length episode of Riddle Me That! True Crime with you! Official show notes: "Noah Donohoe was a 14-year-old boy who lived in Belfast with his family. On Fath…
 
On April 5, 2017, a concerned resident of an apartment building in Braham, Minnesota called 911 after hearing screaming from the apartment below. When police responded, they found 2-month-old Eli Arispe Hentges dead in his playpen. Eli’s mother, 24-year-old Shy Ann Hentges, was interviewed by investigators, but her story changed when Eli’s autopsy …
 
On the morning of February 18, 2020, EMS responded to a home in East Peoria, Illinois on a report of a child in cardiac arrest. At the scene, they found 4-year-old Tate Thurman unresponsive with multiple injuries, including bruises covering his little body from head to toe. Lesli Ann Jett, the live-in girlfriend of Tate’s father, told police that T…
 
A few weeks ago, in episode 65, I told you the story of two-year-old Lucas Call, who died from blunt force trauma in 2018. His foster mother, Lisa Jo Vanderlinden, took a plea agreement that amounted to a slap on the wrist and was released after just nine months in county jail. After I released that episode, I heard from a lot of listeners who expr…
 
On April 2 of this year, Breanna Micciolo dropped off her six-year-old son, Corey, at his father’s house in Barnegat, New Jersey for their scheduled visitation. She expected to pick him up that afternoon, but instead, she got a phone call from Corey’s father saying they were headed to the hospital. By the time Breanna figured out what was happening…
 
If you follow the podcast or the blog on social media, you’ve probably seen my many posts about two-year-old James Biel. I covered James’s story in episode 26 of this podcast, as well as in a detailed blog article in August of 2020. During a contentious custody battle between James’s mother, Kara Witkowski, and his father, Thomas Biel, Kara missed …
 
In last week’s episode, I told you the story of 17-year-old Meghan Bomford, who died in Calgary, Alberta on October 18, 2016 when the Jeep she was riding in lost control and rolled over several times. The vehicle was driven by her father, whose blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit. He was severely injured in the crash, as was Megha…
 
On October 18, 2016, when the news emerged of a fatal single-car crash on McKnight Boulevard, the community of Calgary, Alberta came together in grief and horror to mourn the death of 17-year-old Meghan Bomford and to pray for the recovery of her father, Shaun, and her best friend, Kelsey, who were also in the vehicle. Shaun received much less symp…
 
In 2017, Lucas Call and his baby sister were removed from their biological mother’s custody, in part because she had a learning disability and was unjustly deemed an unfit mother. They were placed in the care of a woman who had previously fostered upwards of 40 children. She was also a trained nurse who worked with the county government’s child abu…
 
When a neighbor called 911 to report loud arguing on the evening of April 11, 2019, police in Wichita, Kansas responded to the mobile home expecting to break up a domestic dispute. After speaking with the couple, officers learned there were two young children inside and received permission from the couple to check on them. Instead of finding two li…
 
In last week’s episode, I told you the tragic story of 15-year-old Alex Radita, who succumbed on May 7, 2013 to an infection caused by untreated diabetes and starvation at the hands of his parents. Alex’s death was essentially long-term medical neglect and torture by his parents, Emil and Rodica Radita, Romanian immigrants who evidently believed th…
 
On May 7, 2013, police and paramedics responded to a home in Calgary, Alberta on a report of a teenager not breathing, but nothing could have prepared them for what they were about to see. 15-year-old Alex Radita, who was dead well before his father called 911, weighed only 37 pounds. He was literally nothing but skin and bones, and his body was co…
 
In the first three episodes in my series on Munchausen syndrome by proxy, I searched for answers about this commonly misunderstood form of child abuse while I discussed multiple cases of children harmed or even killed by mothers who sought attention for themselves and thrived on drama, heedless of the damage they did to their children. During my se…
 
Over the last two episodes, I told you the story of five-year-old Garnett Spears, whose mother was convicted of his 2014 murder by sodium poisoning. Garnett’s entire life was filled with medical procedures, treatments, medications, even surgeries he didn’t need, all thanks to his mother’s pathological need for attention. In this episode, the third …
 
Most of us have heard of Munchausen syndrome by proxy thanks to its prevalence in popular culture, including TV, movies, books, and, of course, news articles, but what is it exactly? Is it a crime, a cry for help, a mental disorder, or something else entirely? In part one of this series, I told you what studies and experts have to say about this co…
 
Most of us have heard of Munchausen syndrome by proxy thanks to its prevalence in popular culture, including TV, movies, books, and, of course, news articles, but what is it exactly? Is it a crime, a cry for help, a mental disorder, or something else entirely? For the first time, to raise awareness of this insidious form of child abuse, I will cove…
 
Four-year-old Samiah Downing was visiting with her father and his girlfriend in Adelanto, California in December of 2012 when police received a report from a witness that something very bad had happened to Samiah. Police interviewed the couple, and within hours, authorities received information that led them to a shallow grave in the California des…
 
Four-year-old Samiah Downing was visiting with her father and his girlfriend in Adelanto, California in December of 2012 when police received a report from a witness that something very bad had happened to Samiah. Police interviewed the couple, and within hours, authorities received information that led them to a shallow grave in the California des…
 
On March 11, 2014, a young woman and her older boyfriend entered the emergency room in Cullman, Alabama, carrying the lifeless body of her one-year-old son, Hoss Benham, who they said had drowned in the bathtub of their mobile home. Hoss’s injuries did not match up with the couple’s story, and after the results of an autopsy were released, both wou…
 
On May 25, 2017, two-year-old Maddilyn-Rose Stokes was rushed to the hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, unresponsive and suffering from infected third-degree burns that had been inflicted in the family’s bathtub five days prior. Her parents, Shane Stokes and Nicole Moore, had not sought medical care for their little girl’s worsening condi…
 
Last week, I began telling you the story of 2-year-old Damian Sutton, who spent six days on life support after dying in Children’s Hospital in Detroit from a head injury incurred while in the care of a man pretending to be his mother’s boyfriend. After the man, Ronald DiMambro Jr., was convicted of Damian’s murder, a Brady violation led to Ron bein…
 
In episode 49, I told you the story of 20-month-old Quortney Kley, who was sexually abused and murdered on February 25, 1997 by her mother’s boyfriend, Cayce Williams. After an unthinkable nine year court process, Williams finally accepted a plea agreement in 2006, pleading guilty to murder and predatory criminal sexual assault in exchange for a 48…
 
On August 21, 2013, 26-year-old Ronald DiMambro Jr. called 911 to summon an ambulance to his family’s lavish home in Washington Township, Michigan. Ronald said a little boy in his care, 2-year-old Damian Sutton, was having an asthma attack, but later that evening, after giving a detective multiple versions of his story, Ron confessed to shaking the…
 
In episode 50, I began telling you the story of a three-year-old girl named Poppie Van der Merwe, whose utterly preventable death shocked the nation of South Africa. After multiple reports that Poppie and her five-year-old brother were being abused, social services became involved, but the family moved to avoid the investigation. Three weeks later,…
 
In this episode, I cover my first ever South African case, that of three-year-old Poppie Van der Merwe. Poppie and her five-year-old brother were frequently seen by teachers, doctors, neighbors, and others with bruises and other injuries. When social services became involved, her mother and stepfather moved the family overnight to avoid the investi…
 
On February 25, 1997, 23-year-old Cayce Williams entered the emergency room at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elgin, Illinois, carrying the lifeless body of his girlfriend’s 20-month-old daughter, Quortney Kley. Medical staff immediately called police, who arrested Cayce the same evening. Cayce was charged with several felony counts of murder, as well as…
 
In episode 47, I started telling you the story of 4-year-old Averylee Hobbs, whose mother broke her skull as an infant, only to regain custody of Avery a few years later. In this episode, I’m going to tell you about the horrific and preventable end of this precious little girl’s short life, the prosecution of her mother, and the many ways Avery’s p…
 
In Episode 12, I told you the story of 3-year-old Amari Boone, who was a ward of the state of Texas and under the care of foster parents when he died on Easter Sunday of 2020. Those foster parents, Deondrick Foley and Joseph Delancy II, were arrested last week and finally charged after 9 months. However, their charges of injury to a child come nowh…
 
Averylee Hobbs was not even a month old when she was first injured by her mother, who was convicted and sentenced to six months in prison for that incident. When she was released, Britney Mayes began fighting for custody of her daughter, who had lived with her paternal grandparents, Tammy and Jonathan Risen, since Britney was arrested. When Britney…
 
Last week, I told you the story of Jaheem Harris, who died on July 8, 2017 after his mother’s ex-boyfriend, who was allowed to babysit Jaheem and his siblings despite a no-contact order between the man and Jaheem’s mother, called 911 to report that Jaheem had possibly drowned in the bathtub. Jaheem’s extensive blunt force injuries led police to arr…
 
On July 8, 2017, a man in Waterloo, Iowa called 911 to report that a child in his care had drowned in the bathtub, but responding paramedics found four-year-old Jaheem Harris covered with vicious bruises in a dry bed, partially dressed in dry clothing, with no signs of water in the bathtub. The man, an ex-boyfriend of Jaheem’s mother and the father…
 
In my last episode, I updated you on the first dozen or so cases I covered on the podcast. In this episode, I’ll provide updates on the next several cases I covered from episodes 13 to 24. The cases discussed in this episode include those of Marion Jester-Montoya, Charlette Dawkins, Eduardo Posso, Arabella Parker, Ky’mani Moore, Frankie Gonzalez, T…
 
In this episode, I’ll provide updates on some of the cases I covered on early episodes of the podcast, which is something I plan to do periodically going forward. The cases discussed include those of AJ Freund, Dylan Groves, Zymere Perkins, Raylee Browning, Thomas Valva, Alex Hurley, Alissa Guernsey, Noah Tomlin, Logan Cline, and Amari Boone. Pleas…
 
On March 14, 2019, first responders to 1536 West 300 South in Vernal, Utah encountered a scene that would forever haunt them. 24-year-old Mckenley Yadon-Stout told them her three-year-old stepdaughter, Arianna, had choked on something, but the injuries they witnessed on the unresponsive little red-haired girl told a very different story. Two months…
 
Last week, I told you about the disappearance of 14-day-old Caliyah McNabb. Caliyah’s mother, Cortney Bell, made a frantic 911 call on the morning of Saturday, October 7, 2017 to report that her newborn daughter was missing from the family’s mobile home in Covington, Georgia. Erratic behavior on the part of the baby’s father, Christopher McNabb, le…
 
On October 7, 2017, Newton County Sheriff’s Officers responded to a mobile home park just south of Covington, Georgia, where a couple claimed their two-week-old daughter, Caliyah McNabb, had gone missing from their trailer within a time frame of less than an hour in broad daylight. The next day, Caliyah’s tiny body was found in the woods just a thr…
 
Last week, I started telling you the story of 10-year-old Zahra Baker, who kept her brilliant smile and sunshiney outlook despite surviving two bouts of cancer, the amputation of one leg, the loss of her hearing, and growing up without her mother. When her father brought a new woman into her life, Zahra was excited to have a stepmother, but as soon…
 
By the time she was eight years old, Zahra Baker beat cancer not once but twice, losing a leg and most of her hearing in the process. Because her father had been single for most of Zahra’s life, she was thrilled when he finally married, but her excitement was short-lived. Almost immediately after Zahra and her dad moved from their native Australia …
 
A few weeks back, in episode 33, I covered the tragic story of 10-year-old Nakota Kelly, who was allegedly murdered in July of this year by his father, Anthony Dibiah. Nakota was failed by both DCS and the family court system. His mom, Hayley Kelly, tried for years to get the unsupervised visits with his father to stop, reporting abuse multiple tim…
 
On November 4, 2014, police responded to a trailer home in West Caln Township, Pennsylvania, where they found 3-year-old Scotty McMillan dead on a deflated air mattress, covered with cuts, bruises, and puncture wounds. Scotty’s mother and her boyfriend confessed to spending the days leading up to Scotty’s murder torturing the little boy, beating hi…
 
The World Health Organization or WHO calls childhood incest a “silent epidemic,” but a very important question is: why does it have to be silent? Why are we afraid to talk about a crime that happens every day to countless children? It could be happening in your neighbor’s house right now. It could be happening in a family member’s house. It could b…
 
Upon hearing from his mother that he was to spend the upcoming weekend in his father’s custody, ten-year-old Nakota Kelly told her, “My father is going to kill me.” Due to a very specific custody agreement, his mom had no choice but to take him on Friday to spend the weekend with his father, Anthony Dibiah. On Saturday evening, Anthony called a cou…
 
On May 26, 2020, police entered a Pennsylvania home and found the emaciated body of a 12-year-old boy in a bedroom with no light, only a bed for furniture, and every surface caked with feces. After a three-month investigation, Scott Schollenberger and Kimberly Maurer were arrested on murder charges, both accused of holding Scott’s son, Maxwell, in …
 
When six-year-old Kerrigan Rutherford was found dead of unknown causes in her family’s rented home in Montgomery, Illinois on July 2, 2020, neighbors spoke up about the abuse and neglect they had witnessed taking place within the family. As it turned out, several people had made reports to police and to DCFS about the way Courtny and James Davidson…
 
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