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Murder City: True Crime of Houston, Texas

Murder City: True Crime of Houston, Texas

Murder City

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A bi-weekly true crime podcast focused exclusively on murdered and missing persons cases out of the Houston Metro area. Explore the city's diverse and eclectic culture while examining the darker stories that weave the downtown streets and flow out down the bayous. No stranger to crime, Houston has thousands of stories to tell, from unsolved murder mysteries to current missing persons cases. See H-Town in a new light, a light inclusive to every victim in Houston, no matter the sex, race, or income. Let's show the true crime world how the fourth largest city in the US deals with crime and violence. Also, how Boomtown can come together as a city to help a neighbor, many of whom have lived far too long without answers.

Latest Episodes

Power, Pleasure, & Psychosis.

EWhat drives someone to kill? Survival? Sickness? Desire? Listen in as CC tells the story of three Houston women, Christine Paolilla, Karla Faye Tucker, and Andrea Yates, who murdered for three distinct reasons - Power, Pleasure, & Psychosis. SOURCES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb0a_TdXV5Y https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Paolilla (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Paolilla) https://abcnews.go.com/US/made-houston-teen-kill-friends/story?id=12510159 (https://abcnews.go.com/US/made-houston-teen-kill-friends/story?id=12510159) https://abcnews.go.com/2020/slideshow/miss-irresistible-murderer-8650483 (https://abcnews.go.com/2020/slideshow/miss-irresistible-murderer-8650483) https://medium.com/@katherinemorgan02/christine-paolilla-the-clear-lake-murderer-1f88d60263d6 (https://medium.com/@katherinemorgan02/christine-paolilla-the-clear-lake-murderer-1f88d60263d6) www.Murderpedia.org/female.T/t/tucker-karla.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karla_Faye_Tucker (https://en.wiki...

43 MINAPR 6
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Power, Pleasure, & Psychosis.

Morbid

EShort, sweet, and deliciously morbid. Let CC take you inside the mind of a murderer and hear what it's like when Matthew McCombs seeks to satisfy his morbid curiosity. https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Parents-of-murdered-Sugar-Land-teen-face-killer-1811663.php https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Police-Morbid-curiosity-led-to-teen-s-slaying-1643809.php https://www.chron.com/search/?action=search&searchindex=solr&query=%22Matthew+R.+McCombs%22&channel=news%2Fhouston-texas&page=2 https://today.agrilife.org/2007/02/07/sugar-land-teen-honored-with-named-texas-am-scholarship/ https://www.myplainview.com/news/article/Police-Teen-admits-to-killing-cites-morbid-8600565.php https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15024418/ashton-caneill-glover https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=ashton-caneill-glover&pid=18438881 http://fbnow.uber.matchbin.com/bookmark/12306-McCombs-Cops-Plea-Gets-50-Year-Prison-Sentence-For-Ashton-Glover-Murder

34 MIN2019 NOV 25
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Morbid

Kent McGowen

EIn Episode 21 we breakdown a case where the checks and balances failed, and failed miserably. How does a person who leaves a trail of red flags everywhere they go, continue to have opportunities to terrorize the Houston community? One August night everything would hit a breaking point and someone would pay for other's shortcomings.https://www.houstonpress.com/news/killer-behind-th… (https://www.houstonpress.com/news/killer-behind-the-badge-6572421)https://smile.amazon.com/Warrant-Kill-Story-Obsess… (https://smile.amazon.com/Warrant-Kill-Story-Obsession-Killer/dp/B002B723DW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=a+warrant+to+kill&qid=1563622808&s=gateway&sr=8-1)

68 MIN2019 NOV 3
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Kent McGowen

713 Day!

EB & CC are back with a bang and a whole lot of Houston true crime to celebrate The Houston Holiday - July 13 aka 713 day. Come be a Houstonian for the day and listen to us discuss everything from Texas Equusearch to the Texas legislature making an oopsie, the girls dish it all in Episode 20.

78 MIN2019 NOV 3
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713 Day!

Joan Robinson Hill

EJoan Robinson Hill led a glamorous life in mid-century Houston. She was beautiful, rich, and very successful in the equestrian world. She would marry John Hill, later Dr. John Hill, and she was determined to make her third marriage last. As the Hill’s moved up in Houston society, their personal lives would suffer, eventually ending in tragedy. This infamous Houston case still resonates with residents today, leaving everyone to wonder what really happened in the house on Kirby Drive. https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Money-Thomas-Thompson/dp/0786709472 (https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Money-Thomas-Thompson/dp/0786709472) https://www.texasarchive.org/library/index.php/2015_02478 (https://www.texasarchive.org/library/index.php/2015_02478) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6503568-prescription (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6503568-prescription) http://joanhillmurdersaga.com/ (http://joanhillmurdersaga.com/) https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5754808/joan-olive-hill (https://www.finda...

50 MIN2019 NOV 3
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Joan Robinson Hill

Belinda Lucas

Belinda Lucas was from a small town but had a heart and smile as big as the state of Texas. On January 11, 1999, Belinda and her unborn daughter Erin were brutally shot to death in the closet of their Katy area home. Who would want to commit such a heinous crime? Was her former football star husband David Temple involved? Listen in as B & CC discuss all the twists, turns, writs, and a retrial in Episode 17: Belinda Lucas. Source Links: Kathryn Casey's book on the Temple case, Shattered: The True Story of a Mother's Love, a Husband's Betrayal, and a Cold-Blooded Texas Murder (https://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Mothers-Husbands-Betrayal-Cold-Blooded/dp/0061582026) https://www.katymagazineonline.com/single-post/David-Temples-Fate-Still-in-Limbo (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.katymagazineonline.com/single-post/David-Temples-Fate-Still-in-Limbo&sa=D&source=hangouts&ust=1549320014489000&usg=AFQjCNG90zEyIjnmuOtyx_KAFOAbIra0eg) https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/katy/news/article/D...

56 MIN2019 FEB 4
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Belinda Lucas

Missing Person Minisode: Kristen Smith and Stephanie Buehler

In this Missing Person Minisode we highlight two separate missing persons cases that almost seem exactly the same. Both women went missing in September, only a year apart, and both of their vehicles were left behind in a suspicious manner. Eerily similar to the Tara Breckenridge disappearance, there is one huge difference. These two cases have almost no coverage or information available to the public. Kristen Smith Missing from Beaumont, Texas since September 22, 1991. Physical DescriptionDate of Birth: August 26, 1971Age: 20 years oldRace: WhiteGender: FemaleHeight: 5'6" - 5'9"Weight: 140 - 150 lbs.Hair Color: BrownEye Color: Green If you know the whereabouts of Kristen or have any information regarding her disappearancecontact the Beaumont Police Department at 832-880-3865. Stephanie Buehler Missing from Houston, Texas since September 8, 1990. Physical Description Date of Birth: September 10, 1971 Age: 19 years old Race: WhiteGender: FemaleHeight: 5'7"Weight: 125 lbs.Hair Color: B...

18 MIN2019 FEB 1
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Missing Person Minisode: Kristen Smith and Stephanie Buehler

Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson

Episode 16 covers one of Houston’s most infamous double homicides and one of our most requested cases. Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson would meet their fate after pulling up to one of the city’s many hangouts for young people to drink, listen to music, and get away from parents. The location of their murders would quickly grow the lore and designate a nickname for the tragedy, the “Lover’s Lane Murders”. Almost 30 years later, there are still no answers to who the monster is in this case, but hopefully new technology and DNA advances can turn this cold case into peace for the Atkinson and Henry families. Source Links: https://www.houstontx.gov/police/cold_cases/featured_cases.htm https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Note-may-hold-clues-in-lovers-lane-slayings-1634109.php http://www.houstontx.gov/police/nr/2008/may/nr051908-4.htm http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Alt/alt.true-crime/2008-06/msg01114.html https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/DNA-may-he...

62 MIN2019 JAN 19
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Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson

Missing Person Minisode: Tara Breckenridge

Tara Breckenridge was 23 years old at the time of her disappearance on August 4, 1992. After leaving her job near the Galleria early, she was walked out to her car and never seen again. Hours later, right after sunrise, her red Pontiac Fiero was found on the side of the 610 Loop northbound with the alternator belt completely missing. Was Tara the victim of a domestic attack? Did one of her admirers from work take it too far? Or was there someone hunting women and came across a crime of opportunity that early August morning? Tara Breckenridge, 23 DOB: 9/30/68 5’5” 110-120 lbs WF Brown Hair Brown Eyes Distinguishing Marks/Features: Scar under the left side of her lower lip, under her left arm and on the left side of her body. She was known to keep her fingernails long and painted red.Dentals: Available. Her two upper front teeth are discolored in the middle.Fingerprints: Not AvailableDNA: Available Clothing: Light colored shirt, blue shorts and sandals. Jewelry: Del Rio High School ...

28 MIN2019 JAN 7
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Missing Person Minisode: Tara Breckenridge

Darrell Burnside

Episode 15 covers a case that caused B and CC quite the headache when the story originally broke. Often cases seem like they aren’t being investigated, but this is one that proves that detectives know a whole lot more than what they provide to media. Ashley George was found deceased April 2018 in Clear Lake. Good police work would send Houston detectives road-tripping down I-10 and killing two birds with one stone. https://www.fox26houston.com/news/329304948-video https://www.wtok.com/content/news/Noxapater-woman-found-killed-in-her-home-469421203.html https://abc13.com/murder-victim-also-suspected-in-killing-of-boyfriends-wife/4041330/ For documents, photos, merch, and to donate to the show visit: MurderCityPod.com (https://murdercitypod.com/) Twitter/Instagram: @MurderCityPod

44 MIN2018 DEC 8
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Darrell Burnside

Latest Episodes

Power, Pleasure, & Psychosis.

EWhat drives someone to kill? Survival? Sickness? Desire? Listen in as CC tells the story of three Houston women, Christine Paolilla, Karla Faye Tucker, and Andrea Yates, who murdered for three distinct reasons - Power, Pleasure, & Psychosis. SOURCES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb0a_TdXV5Y https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Paolilla (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Paolilla) https://abcnews.go.com/US/made-houston-teen-kill-friends/story?id=12510159 (https://abcnews.go.com/US/made-houston-teen-kill-friends/story?id=12510159) https://abcnews.go.com/2020/slideshow/miss-irresistible-murderer-8650483 (https://abcnews.go.com/2020/slideshow/miss-irresistible-murderer-8650483) https://medium.com/@katherinemorgan02/christine-paolilla-the-clear-lake-murderer-1f88d60263d6 (https://medium.com/@katherinemorgan02/christine-paolilla-the-clear-lake-murderer-1f88d60263d6) www.Murderpedia.org/female.T/t/tucker-karla.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karla_Faye_Tucker (https://en.wiki...

43 MINAPR 6
Comments
Power, Pleasure, & Psychosis.

Morbid

EShort, sweet, and deliciously morbid. Let CC take you inside the mind of a murderer and hear what it's like when Matthew McCombs seeks to satisfy his morbid curiosity. https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Parents-of-murdered-Sugar-Land-teen-face-killer-1811663.php https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Police-Morbid-curiosity-led-to-teen-s-slaying-1643809.php https://www.chron.com/search/?action=search&searchindex=solr&query=%22Matthew+R.+McCombs%22&channel=news%2Fhouston-texas&page=2 https://today.agrilife.org/2007/02/07/sugar-land-teen-honored-with-named-texas-am-scholarship/ https://www.myplainview.com/news/article/Police-Teen-admits-to-killing-cites-morbid-8600565.php https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15024418/ashton-caneill-glover https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=ashton-caneill-glover&pid=18438881 http://fbnow.uber.matchbin.com/bookmark/12306-McCombs-Cops-Plea-Gets-50-Year-Prison-Sentence-For-Ashton-Glover-Murder

34 MIN2019 NOV 25
Comments
Morbid

Kent McGowen

EIn Episode 21 we breakdown a case where the checks and balances failed, and failed miserably. How does a person who leaves a trail of red flags everywhere they go, continue to have opportunities to terrorize the Houston community? One August night everything would hit a breaking point and someone would pay for other's shortcomings.https://www.houstonpress.com/news/killer-behind-th… (https://www.houstonpress.com/news/killer-behind-the-badge-6572421)https://smile.amazon.com/Warrant-Kill-Story-Obsess… (https://smile.amazon.com/Warrant-Kill-Story-Obsession-Killer/dp/B002B723DW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=a+warrant+to+kill&qid=1563622808&s=gateway&sr=8-1)

68 MIN2019 NOV 3
Comments
Kent McGowen

713 Day!

EB & CC are back with a bang and a whole lot of Houston true crime to celebrate The Houston Holiday - July 13 aka 713 day. Come be a Houstonian for the day and listen to us discuss everything from Texas Equusearch to the Texas legislature making an oopsie, the girls dish it all in Episode 20.

78 MIN2019 NOV 3
Comments
713 Day!

Joan Robinson Hill

EJoan Robinson Hill led a glamorous life in mid-century Houston. She was beautiful, rich, and very successful in the equestrian world. She would marry John Hill, later Dr. John Hill, and she was determined to make her third marriage last. As the Hill’s moved up in Houston society, their personal lives would suffer, eventually ending in tragedy. This infamous Houston case still resonates with residents today, leaving everyone to wonder what really happened in the house on Kirby Drive. https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Money-Thomas-Thompson/dp/0786709472 (https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Money-Thomas-Thompson/dp/0786709472) https://www.texasarchive.org/library/index.php/2015_02478 (https://www.texasarchive.org/library/index.php/2015_02478) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6503568-prescription (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6503568-prescription) http://joanhillmurdersaga.com/ (http://joanhillmurdersaga.com/) https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5754808/joan-olive-hill (https://www.finda...

50 MIN2019 NOV 3
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Joan Robinson Hill

Belinda Lucas

Belinda Lucas was from a small town but had a heart and smile as big as the state of Texas. On January 11, 1999, Belinda and her unborn daughter Erin were brutally shot to death in the closet of their Katy area home. Who would want to commit such a heinous crime? Was her former football star husband David Temple involved? Listen in as B & CC discuss all the twists, turns, writs, and a retrial in Episode 17: Belinda Lucas. Source Links: Kathryn Casey's book on the Temple case, Shattered: The True Story of a Mother's Love, a Husband's Betrayal, and a Cold-Blooded Texas Murder (https://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Mothers-Husbands-Betrayal-Cold-Blooded/dp/0061582026) https://www.katymagazineonline.com/single-post/David-Temples-Fate-Still-in-Limbo (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.katymagazineonline.com/single-post/David-Temples-Fate-Still-in-Limbo&sa=D&source=hangouts&ust=1549320014489000&usg=AFQjCNG90zEyIjnmuOtyx_KAFOAbIra0eg) https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/katy/news/article/D...

56 MIN2019 FEB 4
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Belinda Lucas

Missing Person Minisode: Kristen Smith and Stephanie Buehler

In this Missing Person Minisode we highlight two separate missing persons cases that almost seem exactly the same. Both women went missing in September, only a year apart, and both of their vehicles were left behind in a suspicious manner. Eerily similar to the Tara Breckenridge disappearance, there is one huge difference. These two cases have almost no coverage or information available to the public. Kristen Smith Missing from Beaumont, Texas since September 22, 1991. Physical DescriptionDate of Birth: August 26, 1971Age: 20 years oldRace: WhiteGender: FemaleHeight: 5'6" - 5'9"Weight: 140 - 150 lbs.Hair Color: BrownEye Color: Green If you know the whereabouts of Kristen or have any information regarding her disappearancecontact the Beaumont Police Department at 832-880-3865. Stephanie Buehler Missing from Houston, Texas since September 8, 1990. Physical Description Date of Birth: September 10, 1971 Age: 19 years old Race: WhiteGender: FemaleHeight: 5'7"Weight: 125 lbs.Hair Color: B...

18 MIN2019 FEB 1
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Missing Person Minisode: Kristen Smith and Stephanie Buehler

Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson

Episode 16 covers one of Houston’s most infamous double homicides and one of our most requested cases. Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson would meet their fate after pulling up to one of the city’s many hangouts for young people to drink, listen to music, and get away from parents. The location of their murders would quickly grow the lore and designate a nickname for the tragedy, the “Lover’s Lane Murders”. Almost 30 years later, there are still no answers to who the monster is in this case, but hopefully new technology and DNA advances can turn this cold case into peace for the Atkinson and Henry families. Source Links: https://www.houstontx.gov/police/cold_cases/featured_cases.htm https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Note-may-hold-clues-in-lovers-lane-slayings-1634109.php http://www.houstontx.gov/police/nr/2008/may/nr051908-4.htm http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Alt/alt.true-crime/2008-06/msg01114.html https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/DNA-may-he...

62 MIN2019 JAN 19
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Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson

Missing Person Minisode: Tara Breckenridge

Tara Breckenridge was 23 years old at the time of her disappearance on August 4, 1992. After leaving her job near the Galleria early, she was walked out to her car and never seen again. Hours later, right after sunrise, her red Pontiac Fiero was found on the side of the 610 Loop northbound with the alternator belt completely missing. Was Tara the victim of a domestic attack? Did one of her admirers from work take it too far? Or was there someone hunting women and came across a crime of opportunity that early August morning? Tara Breckenridge, 23 DOB: 9/30/68 5’5” 110-120 lbs WF Brown Hair Brown Eyes Distinguishing Marks/Features: Scar under the left side of her lower lip, under her left arm and on the left side of her body. She was known to keep her fingernails long and painted red.Dentals: Available. Her two upper front teeth are discolored in the middle.Fingerprints: Not AvailableDNA: Available Clothing: Light colored shirt, blue shorts and sandals. Jewelry: Del Rio High School ...

28 MIN2019 JAN 7
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Missing Person Minisode: Tara Breckenridge

Darrell Burnside

Episode 15 covers a case that caused B and CC quite the headache when the story originally broke. Often cases seem like they aren’t being investigated, but this is one that proves that detectives know a whole lot more than what they provide to media. Ashley George was found deceased April 2018 in Clear Lake. Good police work would send Houston detectives road-tripping down I-10 and killing two birds with one stone. https://www.fox26houston.com/news/329304948-video https://www.wtok.com/content/news/Noxapater-woman-found-killed-in-her-home-469421203.html https://abc13.com/murder-victim-also-suspected-in-killing-of-boyfriends-wife/4041330/ For documents, photos, merch, and to donate to the show visit: MurderCityPod.com (https://murdercitypod.com/) Twitter/Instagram: @MurderCityPod

44 MIN2018 DEC 8
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Darrell Burnside

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