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Eastern Crime Zone

Eastern Crime Zone

You're desperate for new true crime content but not sure where to start? Welcome to the Eastern Crime Zone.

The host, Cassie Malay, is an Atlanta native armchair detective who will take you through investigations of real true crime cases. After hitting play, you can look forward to hearing new details about cases you're familiar with and completely new cases you've never heard of before.

Recent Episodes

The Scream Inspired Murder of Cassie Jo Stoddart

Sept. 26, 2022

On the night of her murder, Cassie was house sitting for her aunt and uncle, Allison and Frank Contreras. As she was alone, Cassie invited her boyfriend, Matt Beckham, and two of her classmates, Torey Adamcik and Brian Drape…

Murders on the Appalachian Trail: Rebecca Wight, Julie Williams and Lollie Winans

June 20, 2022

Cassie covers two cases this week from the Appalachian trail. In May 1988, Rebecca Wight and Claudia Brenner were a lesbian couple followed and shot at eight times by Stephen Roy Carr on the Trail. Claudia managed to hike 4…

Pride Month Episode 1: Blaze Bernstein

June 8, 2022

On January 10, 2018, 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania sophomore Blaze Bernstein was found dead in a park in Orange County, California, eight days after having been reported missing. He was visiting his family in Lake F…

Don't Blame the Music - The Farmville Murders

May 29, 2022

This week we'll be discussing The Farmville murders occurring in Farmville, Virginia, in September 2009. The quadruple bludgeoning homicide of Mark Niederbrock, Debra S. Kelley, their daughter 16 year old Emma Niederbrock an…

Shari Faye Smith and the Anonymous Caller

May 23, 2022

The state of South Carolina was left petrified when 17-year-old Shari Faye Smith and 9-year-old Debra Helmick were kidnapped and murdered about two weeks apart in 1985. Although the victims were unrelated and from neighborin…

The Jenny Jones Show murder and the LGBTQ+ panic defense - Scott Amadure

May 16, 2022

On March 6th, 1995, twenty-four-year-old Jonathon Schmitz left his Michigan home to travel to Chicago. He was contacted by the Jenny Jones Show and told that he had a secret admirer. Jonathon was looking forward to seeing wh…