True Crime Takedown
Midwest Murders - Part 3: Ryan Riddell and Mark Prasse

Midwest Murders - Part 3: Ryan Riddell and Mark Prasse

February 23, 2021

One winter night, Ryan Riddell and Mark Prasse experienced unexpected and overwhelming violence inside Mark Prasse’s home, which cost them their lives.  Murders do not usually happen in small towns in the Midwest.  It is hard to believe that Ryan Riddell had been the victim of a home invasion at his farmhouse just seven months before.  Their family and friends are crying out for answers on this unsolved double murder which occurred in Chrisman IL.  Who killed Ryan Riddell and Mark Prasse?  There is a $25,000 Reward for the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for their murders.    

 

 

Midwest Murders - Part 2: Chief Deputy Tommy Martin

Midwest Murders - Part 2: Chief Deputy Tommy Martin

January 25, 2021

Two suspects from Chicago with murder victim Arnie Graves’ car fled from a traffic stop by an Illinois State Trooper. The suspects then went on a crime spree throughout Central Illinois including a home invasion, bank hostage situation and the murder of Chief Deputy Tommy Martin. Months later, one of the victims from this crime spree, Ryan Riddell, was found dead with his best friend Mark Prasse. This double murder is still unsolved.

Midwest Murders - Part 1:  Arnie Graves

Midwest Murders - Part 1: Arnie Graves

November 22, 2020

Was Arnie Graves’ murder the work of a satanic ritual serial killer, or was it just staged to look like it? The veteran Chicago Police Detective who investigated the murder describes it as something he had never seen before. This Chicago-based episode covers the first murder in this series that begins a chain reaction that eventually links multiple crime victims in the Midwest.

Alexis Camry Scott: MISSING

Alexis Camry Scott: MISSING

October 5, 2020

Alexis Camry Scott escaped half-naked from forced sex trafficking in California.  She made it back home to Peoria Illinois only to go missing three weeks later.  Why is this young mother missing?  Does the sex trafficking she fled from have anything to do with her being a missing person or is it just a distraction from the real people who harmed Alexis Scott?  Police have the very real potential of solving this case involving a missing person, but they need your help. 

Trudy Appleby: MISSING

Trudy Appleby: MISSING

August 31, 2020

Mid-August 1996, a young girl was left home alone while her dad went to work. When he returned several hours later, she was gone. On the day she went missing, Trudy Appleby was 11 years old and still enjoying her summer break from school. The search for Trudy has lasted 24 years. She is still not home, but police believe they are getting closer to the truth as to what happened to her that day.

Jody LeCornu: UNSOLVED MURDER

Jody LeCornu: UNSOLVED MURDER

August 5, 2020

This true crime story highlights the enduring love of a sister and her quest to find the killer who took her twin from her.  In 1996, Jody LeCornu was just 23 when she ended up sitting in her car one early morning in a parking lot in the Baltimore Maryland area.  Her murder was ruthless and devasting to her loved ones.  Her twin, Jenny Carrieri, is relentless in her pursuit of the coward, who chose to murder Jody LeCornu for whatever little gain he received.  There are pieces to this puzzle that could help solve this homicide, but not enough yet to bring the subject who committed this murder to justice.

 

Murder of Cpl. Matthew Edwards: In the Line of Duty

Murder of Cpl. Matthew Edwards: In the Line of Duty

July 15, 2020

This episode is a story of heroism. It illustrates how quickly an unsuspecting police call for service can turn deadly. This is the story of Corporal Matthew Edwards's murder in the line of duty, and how his family used the pain of his murder to show how love and forgiveness can overcome hate. 

Murder of Michael Carmen: The Birth of Crime Stoppers

Murder of Michael Carmen: The Birth of Crime Stoppers

July 1, 2020

Michael Carmen was just 20 years old when he offered to work an extra shift at a gas station for another employee.  He was in college and two-weeks away from getting married.  When Michael Carmen arrived for his job for that overnight shift, little did he know that the events of that early morning would end in his murder and would launch a global crime fighting organization called Crime Stoppers. 

 

True Crime Takedown - Introduction Trailer

True Crime Takedown - Introduction Trailer

May 20, 2020

Deputy Chief Troy Daniels (RETD), host of the True Crime Takedown podcast, explains what the podcast will offer listeners. We are anticipating a go-live date in July. Stay tuned!

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