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Episode 40: Caliyah McNabb (Part 1)

Episode 40: Caliyah McNabb (Part 1)

December 1, 2020

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 three-minute walk from the family’s trailer. Based on inconsistencies in the couple’s stories and bizarre behavior on the father’s part, including jumping out of a car and taking off on foot when he found out the baby had been discovered, police took Christopher McNabb into custody, and within days of Caliyah’s death, he faced multiple charges related to her murder.

A few months later, Caliyah’s mother, Cortney Bell, was also arrested on charges relating to the baby’s death. This is a tale of petty crime, drug addiction, and domestic violence, with a dash of incest. 

This is part 1 of the story of Caliyah McNabb, a little girl who never had a chance.

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Episode 39: Zahra Baker (Part 2)

Episode 39: Zahra Baker (Part 2)

November 24, 2020

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 as the family moved from Australia to the stepmother’s native state of North Carolina, Zahra began showing up at school with bruises when she showed up at all.

In October of 2010, Adam and Elisa Baker reported Zahra missing, but within days, Elisa started talking and leading investigators to multiple locations where parts of Zahra’s little body had been dumped. 

This is the conclusion of the unbelievable story of Zahra Baker.

Promo in today's episode: A Little Bit Grim

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Episode 38: Zahra Baker (Part 1)

Episode 38: Zahra Baker (Part 1)

November 17, 2020

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 to her stepmother’s home state of North Carolina, neighbors and school officials began seeing signs that Zahra was being abused by her stepmother, Elisa Baker.

When Zahra was reported missing on October 9, 2010, it didn’t take long for Elisa’s story of a kidnapping to unravel and her sordid, stranger-than-fiction past to surface. Still, all of us watching breathlessly from around the world held onto the hope that Zahra might be found alive… that was, until law enforcement started finding body parts scattered around western North Carolina.

This is the unbelievable story of Zahra Baker.

Promo in today's episode: Reverie True Crime

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Minisode 1: Interview with Hayley Kelly

Minisode 1: Interview with Hayley Kelly

November 12, 2020

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 times, but to no avail. Now, thanks to their failure to listen to Hayley’s well-documented concerns, her son is dead, and his body has yet to be found.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Hayley in October after I released my episode about Nakota, so on this, my first ever minisode, I’m sharing that conversation with you.

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Episode 37: Scotty McMillan

Episode 37: Scotty McMillan

November 10, 2020

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 him with various homemade weapons, tying him up with electric tape, and even hanging him from his feet to beat him, ultimately to death. The trigger for this prolonged, cold-blooded attack was the tiny, defenseless child refusing to eat a piece of toast.

Worse yet, Scotty’s 6-year-old brother, who also lived in the home, was not only abused himself, but had also witnessed and been forced to participate in the torture of his little brother. Three adults were ultimately charged with various offenses related to Scotty’s death.

This is the shocking story of Scotty McMillan.

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Episode 36: Jacob Landin (Part 2)

Episode 36: Jacob Landin (Part 2)

November 3, 2020

Last week, I told you the story of Jacob Landin: a beautiful, happy nine-month-old boy, bursting with life and personality, whose death from blunt force trauma to the head has been unresolved for over 33 years. Despite investigators zeroing in on a single suspect, the case, which over the years saw a periodic resurgence in police interest, has gone officially unsolved, and the man believed to have caused Jacob’s death has gone unpunished.

For this week’s episode, I had the honor of speaking with Jacob’s older brother, Eric Carter-Landin. Eric, who was 6 at the time, was initially blamed for causing Jacob’s death, and he has channelled his traumatic childhood experiences and the loss of his beloved brother into his own true crime podcast, True Consequences

This is part 2 of the infuriating story of Jacob Landin.

Click here to sign Eric’s petition: Justice for Jacob Landin. 

For Eric’s True Consequences episodes about Jacob, click: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 

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Episode 35: Jacob Landin (Part 1)

Episode 35: Jacob Landin (Part 1)

October 27, 2020

In today’s episode, I’m going to tell you the story of Jacob Landin: a beautiful, happy nine-month-old boy, bursting with life and personality, whose death from blunt force trauma to the head has been unresolved for over 33 years. Despite investigators zeroing in on a single suspect, the case, which over the years saw a periodic resurgence in police interest, has gone officially unsolved, and the man believed to have caused Jacob’s death has gone unpunished.

This will be the first of two episodes covering Jacob’s story. For part 2, I had the honor of speaking with Jacob’s older brother, Eric Carter-Landin. Eric, who was 6 at the time, was initially blamed for causing Jacob’s death, and he has channeled his traumatic childhood experiences and the loss of his beloved brother into his own true crime podcast, True Consequences. You’ll hear my interview with Eric in the next episode.

This is part 1 of the infuriating story of Jacob Landin.

Click here to sign Eric’s petition: Justice for Jacob Landin. 

For Eric’s True Consequences episodes about Jacob, click: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 

Click here for statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). 

Click here to sign Laura Richards’ petition: Domestic Violence Law Reform USA. 

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Episode 34: The Ugliest Word

Episode 34: The Ugliest Word

October 20, 2020

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 be happening in your own home without your knowledge. Talking about intrafamilial child sexual abuse can help us recognize the signs of abuse in children and allow us to intervene to help them, and it also helps survivors of incest overcome the shame they feel over something that is in no way their fault. It’s a very difficult topic to cover, and it will undoubtedly be triggering for some, but it’s also an essential topic of discussion for those of us who truly care about children and want to help those who are vulnerable to any type of child abuse.

Annie Margis is an award-winning author, certified ghostwriter, screenwriter, and activist operating out of Long Beach, California. For this episode, I was privileged to speak with Annie about her recently released book, The Ugliest Word, which is a quick read but a gripping story that will stick with you long after you’ve read the last page. 

Click here to buy The Ugliest Word in either Kindle or paperback format.

Click here to sign Annie’s petition to end the taboo of talking about childhood incest.

Click here for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s excellent handout titled “Coping with the Shock of Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse.”

Click here to visit the website for a 12-step, self-help recovery program modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Click here to visit The Ugliest Word movie website.

Click here for Annie’s fact sheet that includes signs of abuse in children.

Annie can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

You can also email Annie Margis (annie@theugliestword.com) to let her know you loved the book!

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Episode 33: Nakota Kelly

Episode 33: Nakota Kelly

October 13, 2020

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 cousin in Texas, screaming, “I killed my son!” In Anthony’s Indianapolis apartment the next day, police discovered a crime scene straight out of a horror movie. Several hours later, Anthony, a convicted criminal who was in the United States illegally, was arrested by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

This is a story of a boy failed by DCS and the family court system, and a mother and teenage sister left devastated.

This is the horrific story of Nakota Kelly.

A GoFundMe campaign was set up to assist Nakota’s mom, Hayley, with burial expenses if and when his remains are found. You can donate to the campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/nakota-kelly-memorial-fund 

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Episode 32: Maxwell Schollenberger

Episode 32: Maxwell Schollenberger

October 6, 2020

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 captivity for years with no light, no medical care, no schooling, and little access to food or water. 

Many have wondered: why wasn’t Max’s biological mother involved in his life, and why hasn’t she spoken publicly about the years her son suffered in his father’s custody?

Max’s mother herself will answer those questions in this episode. She talked to me at length about what Max was like as a little boy, her experiences during and after her relationship with Scott, the myriad factors that caused her to become separated from her beloved son, and how she plans to keep Max's memory alive.

This is the heartbreaking story of Maxwell Schollenberger.

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