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On October 8, 2015, Military Spouse Johanna Hove-Becker (married to Navy Lt Craig Becker) allegedly jumped out of her 7th story window, while living in Belgium…her death was initially ruled a suicide. But then, everything changed. Dig in with Margot as she tells you the story of a jurisdictional battle in Belgium…like never before. ----- Thanks to …
 
9-year old Angie Housman was kidnapped in St. Ann, Missouri after getting off a bus stop and walking home half a block. 10 days later, her body was discovered in St. Charles. For decades authorities investigated Angie’s case, hoping for that one lucky day. And that luck arrived in 2018-2019 with DNA. And Angie’s killer was a “usual suspect.” His na…
 
Part 2: On April 22, 2004, the Army’s most famous soldier was killed in Afghanistan. Pat Tillman was famously known for leaving behind a lucrative career in the NFL, playing for the Arizona Cardinals, and choosing to serve his country as an Army Ranger. Pat’s death in Afghanistan was a devastating blow to his family and to the country. But, how and…
 
On April 22, 2004, the Army’s most famous soldier was killed in Afghanistan. Pat Tillman was famously known for leaving behind a lucrative career in the NFL, playing for the Arizona Cardinals, and choosing to serve his country as an Army Ranger. Pat’s death in Afghanistan was a devastating blow to his family and to the country. But, how and why Pat…
 
By mid-morning on March 2, 2008, Ivette Davila was back at the barracks room, but she was missing her car keys. She needed to finish up with her plan - she needed her keys, she needed to dispose of Timothy and Randi and she needed to get her hands on Baby K. Dig in with Margot as she tells you the conclusion of the tragic story of Randi & Timothy M…
 
On March 2, 2008, married dual military couple – Timothy and Randi Miller had spent the night out in Tacoma, Washington. On their way home, they received a text message from Specialist Ivette Davila. She asked them to come pick her up at the bar and they did. Little did they know – they were picking up their own murderer and they would be dead with…
 
On January 18, 2020, 27-year old Sasha Krause vanished from the Lamp and Light Mennonite Community in Farmington, New Mexico. Her body was discovered on February 21, 2020 hidden in the Sunset Crater Volcano National Park. Who would abduct a quiet Mennonite woman as she traveled 200 feet to her church, and then dispose of her over 250 miles from the…
 
On January 18, 2020, 27-year old Sasha Krause vanished from the Lamp and Light Mennonite Community in Farmington, New Mexico. What happened to Sasha? In this episode I dig into the initial days of the investigation of her disappearance and where she was ultimately found. Dig in with Margot as she tells you the tragic story Sasha Krause. ----- Thank…
 
On February 5, 2015, at 2am, an intruder entered Lisa and Anna Trubnikova’s home looking for revenge. This was the culmination of a well-thought-out plan by a man named Adrian Loya. The Trubnikova’s and Adrian were all members of the U.S. Coast Guard and they had met in Kodiak, Alaska. Adrian Loya had felt wronged by something that Lisa did and he …
 
On New Year’s Eve 2018, while on block leave in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Sgt Hassell III was gunned down in front of his father’s house… Tyrone’s wife, Kemia Hassel, was made a widow at only 22 years old, and his son, Chunk, was left fatherless at only one. The investigation that ensued revealed a plan so sinister that it sounded like it was create…
 
In 1993, Leroy Swain Jr, a Vietnam veteran, began to suspect that the computer network at McGuire AFB was messing with his brain. He visited McGuire AFB on various occasions…but on May 26, 1993, he went armed with a gun. He entered building 1907 and demanded entry into the computer room. Somehow, he ended up in the legal office. That is where he me…
 
Presenting the Top 10 most horrifying military murder stories in the news in 2021. Dig in with Margot as she counts them down. ----- Thanks to Today’s Sponsors: Prose! Visit prose.com/militarymama for your FREE in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order! Shopify! Visit shopify.com/militarymama for a FREE 14-day trial! Headspace! Visit …
 
In 1992, serial killer Andrew Urdiales attacked his 5th victim, Jennifer Asbenson. But she escaped his brutal attack. She would go on to become the spokeswoman for all of his victims. Dig in with Margot as she navigates the many trials of Serial Killer Andrew Urdiales and his ultimate death. ---- Sign up for an Annual Fan Club membership during the…
 
In 1986, a serial killer Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton killed his first victim (Robbin Brandley) in Mission Viejo, California. He killed a total of 3 women while he served on active duty (Robbin Brandley, Julie McGhee, and Mary Ann Wells). And then he killed 5 more after leaving the service (Tammy Erwin, Denise Maney, Laura Uylaki, Cassandra C…
 
Terry Thompson was a Vietnam Veteran. He was drafted in 1967. While never formally diagnosed, his friends believe he suffered from PTSD. Terry was a fan of all things fast and furious and in the late 90s when he purchased his first exotic animal – he was hooked. Eventually accumulating 56+ animals – ranging from tigers, lions, bears, etc. You could…
 
Ashanti Billie was scheduled to work at 5am on September 18, 2017. She woke up, went to work, and CCTV footage shows her driving unto the base – but she never made it to work. Ashanti Billie’s case eventually changed the law – when the Ashanti Billie Act was signed into law in December 2018. The Ashanti Alert system was created to bridge the gap be…
 
SSgt Nathan Paet was a loving husband and father of 4 children ranging in ages from 2 to 9 years old. When he was gunned down in his garage while wearing his military uniform – the Mountains Edge (Las Vegas) community and the Air Force community at Nellis AFB was saddened and stunned. Who would commit such a senseless murder? Was this the act of a …
 
Alice Ruggles called the British police twice in the week’s leading up to her murder. But her outcry was not taken seriously because of her sweet nature… Her stalking case was improperly handled…and she paid with her life… Dig in with Margot as she tells you the story of the tragic murder of Alice Ruggles and what her family is doing now to educate…
 
Raymond "RJ" McLeod es uno de los 15 fugitivos más buscados del Marshal de EE. UU. Esta semana les traigo una búsqueda activa de un asesino de la vida real ("presunto asesino"). Raymond Samuel “RJ” McLeod, de 38 años, ha estado prófugo desde 2016; se le busca en relación con el asesinato de Krystal Mitchell, de 30 años. Raymond huyó a Centroamérica…
 
Raymond "RJ" McLeod is one of the U.S. Marshal’s Top 15 Most Wanted Fugitives. This week I am bringing you an active hunt for a real life killer (“alleged killer”). 38-year old Raymond Samuel “RJ” McLeod has been on the run since 2016 – he is wanted in connection to the murder of 30-year old Krystal Mitchell. Raymond fled to Central America and has…
 
To help celebrate the USMC Birthday this month, I am bringing you a Military Murder that occurred on a Marine installation – Camp Lejeune. In 1987, Ronnie Curtis committed one of the most heinous crimes on a military installation – Camp Lejeune. He was sentenced to death…but his appeals would one day be successful. Dig in with Margot as she tells y…
 
Join me this week as I chat PTSD with Dr. Shiloh and Dr. Scott. In this episode we dig into the definition and the criteria for PTSD, common and uncommon symptoms and how to manage life with PTSD. Follow LA Not So Confidential wherever you listen to podcasts. LANSC episodes to start: Ep 5 – Paraphilias: https://anchor.fm/lansc/episodes/5--Paraphili…
 
In 2014, 19-year old, Megan Hiatt created an online dating profile. She met a Navy man by the name of Gaiwain “Rush” Wilson. They were smitten and within 2 months, their whirlwind romance resulted in the pair moving in together and a month later, they were pregnant with twin girls. They were over the moon, but soon, Rush would show his true colors …
 
Zack Bowen saw a lot as an Army soldier in Kosovo and Iraq. He experienced the loss of a battle buddy…and he was a hold out in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina (when he was no longer in the military). Had Zack come out the other end of his experiences alive…he might have become a charismatic motivational speaker. But he didn’t survive. And neit…
 
Zack Bowen saw a lot as an Army soldier in Kosovo and Iraq. He experienced the loss of a battle buddy…and he was a hold out in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina (when he was no longer in the military). Had Zack come out the other end of his experiences alive…he might have become a charismatic motivational speaker. But he didn’t survive. And neit…
 
On Labor Day Weekend in 2021, in the city of Lakeland, Florida – Justice Gleason and his family had settled in for the night. In the house was 40-year old Justice, his 33-year old girlfriend, their 3-month old baby boy, and Justice’s 11-year old daughter. When they went to sleep, they could have never imagined they’d be meeting the boogieman in the…
 
This week (while on maternity leave) – I am featuring one of my favorite podcasts – Wife of Crime. To close-out my last week away, Wife of Crime Hosts Jess and Russ discuss a creepy serial killer by the name of Jeffrey Dahmer. This episode contains some pretty graphic content – including Russ saying the phrase, “penis burrito.” So – listener discre…
 
This week (while on maternity leave) – I am featuring 3 Spooked Girls. Tara and Jessica discuss the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. This bombing claimed 168 people, and left 680 others injured. Who was Timothy McVeigh and why did he commit such a heinous crime? Don’t forget to subscribe to 3 Spooked Girls on App…
 
This week (while on maternity leave) – I am featuring Big Mad True Crime. The Heather Ashley discusses the case of Lori Arrowood – a 42-year old military wife who vanished after her husband was sent to Iraq. What happened to Lori? Was she met with foul play? Don’t forget to subscribe to Big Mad True Crime on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you…
 
This week (while on maternity leave) – I am featuring Killer Queens. Tyrella & Tori discuss the case against Amber Hilberling – a 19-year old woman who was 7 months pregnant at the time of her husband’s death. What truly happened to Air Force Veteran Josh Hilberling? Was his death the result of an accident or the result of a truly wicked woman with…
 
After close to 20 years in Afghanistan - August 2021 was looking to be the month when U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan. But things didn’t go as smoothly as everyone hoped. And on August 26, 2021, a suicide bomber got close enough to the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, and killed roughly 200 people – including 13 U.S. military serv…
 
This week (while on maternity leave) – I am featuring a true crime podcast named, "Least of These". Leah Dee discusses the mysterious “suicide” of Jake Embert – a military veteran. Jake Embert was recently divorced when he fell in love with someone he met online. Don’t forget to subscribe to Least of These on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever yo…
 
This week (while on maternity leave) – I am featuring one of my favorite podcasts – Wife of Crime. Wife of Crime Hosts Jess and Russ discuss the twisted case of greed in telling the story of Julie Kibuishi & Sam Herr. Don’t forget to subscribe to Wife of Crime on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. --- Thanks to Today’s Spo…
 
This week (while on maternity leave) – I am featuring one of my favorite podcasts – Early Departures. Early Departure Hosts Ashley and Phoebe focus their weekly discussions on vacation nightmares. This week they discuss 2 stories – one about an Alaskan Cruise Murder and one about the horrific 1998 Cavalese Cable Car Crash. Don’t forget to subscribe…
 
Campus Crime Chronicles host tells us about the murder of 2Lt Richard Collins III. Don't forget to subscribe to Campus Crime Chronicles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. --- Thanks to Today’s Sponsors: Heartbeat Hot Sauce! Get 20% OFF your ENTIRE order by going to heartbeathotsauce.com and using code “MILITARYMAMA” at …
 
In 2000, sex workers in Detroit, Michigan were coming up missing left and right. When a local man calls 911 to report he found a deceased woman under a bridge – suspicion quickly turns to the caller…how exactly did he find the dead body? Dig in with Margot as she brings you the story of serial killer John Eric Armstrong. ---- Thanks to Today’s Spon…
 
A serial killer lurked in the seedy underbelly of Anchorage, Alaska for 12 years – killing sex workers. Many of his victims were either never reported missing…or when they were reported missing – authorities didn’t take it seriously. Little did they know – their killer was under their very noses for months before they finally made an arrest. Dig in…
 
In August 1979, a serial killer began his reign of terror in North Pole, Alaska, just a few miles from Eielson AFB. But what happens when a faulty criminal profile throws a wrench in the investigation? Will Alaska State Troopers be paralyzed by the profile or will they keep an open mind and actually catch a serial killer that appears to have just v…
 
By November 1990, a call to crime stoppers changed the course of the investigation into the Gainesville Ripper. Could a November 1989 triple murder, hundreds of miles away, help crack the University of Florida murders? Was Ed Humphey really responsible for the murders or did this Danny Rolling character have something to do with 8 murders? Dig in w…
 
In August 1990, the University of Florida experienced one of the most frightening starts to the school year. College students in the area were being picked off in their homes by a stranger in the night. These murders caused students to call their parents and ask to be picked up from college. Dig in with Margot as she brings you this 2-part serial k…
 
Randy Kraft finally goes to court – but was he charged with the murder of all of the men he killed? Dig in with Margot as she brings you the conclusion of this 3-part serial killer mini-series. ---- Thanks to Today’s Sponsors: Canva Pro! Get a 45-day FREE trial of Canva Pro by going to Canva.me/militarymama. Better Help! Get 10% off your first mont…
 
Randy Kraft frequented the local gay bar scene in California. After several men in the area disappeared and were discovered murdered – bar owners were warning their clients to be careful. But Randy didn’t need to heed that warning – because he was the one causing all the havoc. But, unbeknownst to Randy – he wasn’t the only serial killer hitting up…
 
Randy Kraft was a law abiding/hard working citizen. Everyone thought he was a stellar employee and in fact he was an Air Force veteran, only kicked out of the military due to homosexuality. But, Randy’s true self would one day be exposed and when the things he did in the still of the night came to light – the world would be mortified. Dig in with M…
 
It has been a year since Enrique Roman-Martinez, a Fort-Bragg soldier, went missing. Days later his partial remains were discovered. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide, but for the last year, his family has waited with baited breath to learn if there are any suspects. During this hour-long episode – Margot chats with Enrique’s older sister, Gris…
 
Ronald Gray is 1 of 4 men currently spending the rest of his life awaiting death on military’s death row – a small housing unit located at the United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) in Fort Leavenworth. Dig in with Margot as she discusses what landed Ronald Gray on the chopping block. ---- Thanks to Today’s Sponsors: Better Help! Get 10% off yo…
 
After the double murder of Monica Quan and her fiancé, Keith Lawrence, LAPD realizes a man by the name of Christopher Dorner has taken to Facebook to leave an 11,000-page manifesto with a hitlist of over 50 people (all connected to the LAPD). Two people on that hitlist have already been murdered. Can one man hold the entire city of Los Angeles host…
 
What happens when a man feels scorned by the system he took an oath to serve, protect, and defend? In this case…the man decided to take matters into his own hands and he took Los Angeles under siege. Dig in with Margot as she tells you all about the life of Christopher Dorner – a Navy Veteran and a former LA police department cop. This case was cho…
 
Judy Buenoano seemed like the perfect military spouse – taking care of her 3 children until her husband returned from war after fighting in Vietnam. But soon, there would be one, two, three people dead in her life. All the while, Judy padded her pockets with insurance payouts. And it wasn’t until this black widow met a man that seemed to have nine …
 
This is the bonus episode to Ep71. In Ep71, Margot brought you the story of CPT Esposito and 1LT Allen’s tragic murders. She walked you through the evidence presented at trial and the ultimate verdict of the capital murder trial of a Staff Sergeant alleged to have committed the double murder. Today, Margot has an open conversation with LT Allen’s w…
 
For the first time in decades, in 2004-2005, the first group of National Guardsmen deployed to a combat zone. CPT Phillip Esposito and 1LT Louis Allen were among those guardsmen. They were stationed at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Danger. The FOB’s name would be an omen for what was to come, when on June 7, 2005, Esposito and Allen were killed by a…
 
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