Introducing the Crime Capsule Podcast

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Over the past year, we’ve been hard at work on a new part of the Crime Capsule network: the Crime Capsule Podcast, in partnership with Evergreen Productions.

Crime Capsule Pod: History So Interesting, It’s Criminal

From DNA testing to the Dixie Mafia, we bring you new stories of true crime in American history. Join writer & host Benjamin Morris for exclusive interviews with authors from Arcadia Publishing, writing the hottest books on the most chilling stories of our country’s past.

Our first three-part series focuses on the case of Tina Faelz and the insights of author Joshua Suchon, a story which seasoned Crime Capsule readers will know. In our second series we are turning to The Lowcountry Murder of Gwendolyn Elaine Fogle with law enforcement official Rita Schuler, author of a book by the same name.

Series 1: Murder in Pleasanton: Interview with Joshua Suchon

In 1984 the town of Pleasanton, CA was rocked to its core when a 14-year-old freshman was found brutally murdered in a drainage ditch. The victim had been stabbed 44 times with no witnesses and little evidence left behind. The case eventually ran cold.

That freshman was Tina Faelz and this is her story.

In this three-part series, we are talking to Joshua Suchon, author of the book Murder in Pleasanton: Tina Faelz and the Search for Justice, about the murder, the case, and the search for justice.

Listen to episode 1 below, and follow each episode here.

Series 2: Lowcountry Murder: An Interview with Rita Schuler

For decades, evidence of the 1978 murder of Gwendolyn Elaine Fogle lay in the evidence room at the Walterboro Police Department. Investigators periodically revisited the case over the years, but it remained the department’s top cold case for thirty-seven years. Special Agent Lieutenant Rita Shuler worked on the case shortly after she joined the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and she couldn’t let it go, not even after her retirement in 2001.

In May 2015, Lieutenant Shuler teamed up with new investigator Corporal Gean Johnson, and together they uncovered key evidence that had been overlooked. With new advancements in DNA and fingerprint technology, they brought the case to its end in just four months. Join Shuler as she details the gruesome history of this finally solved case.

In this two-part series host Ben Morris interviews Rita Schuler, author of The Lowcountry Murder of Gwendolyn Elaine Fogle: A Cold Case Solved

Listen to episode 1 below, and follow each episode here.