Lynne Harper /// 142 /// 143

42 comments

  • Jane

    Jane Canada

    When recording part 2, Truscott is pronounced like TRUST not like TRUTH. Love the show!

    When recording part 2, Truscott is pronounced like TRUST not like TRUTH. Love the show!

  • Anne

    Anne

    Guys - Canada doesn't have states! They have provinces, so there are no "state roads". The official name is King's Highway 8, but it is usually referred to as Highway 8.

    Guys - Canada doesn't have states! They have provinces, so there are no "state roads". The official name is King's Highway 8, but it is usually referred to as Highway 8.

  • Jay G

    Jay G Hudson

    Captian come on! There's no way your arguing for this kids innocence! Is there something that I'm missing here that ill pick up on episode two? This kid obviously did it! Bike tire marks running right up to the body?? And the arguement is that this was in a woods and there will be lots of bike tire marks??? Right! Pick ANY woods, anywhere, and go find some bike tire marks! Ill be you $1,000 you wont find any unless your on a well traveled walking or bike trail. All that aside and the only way we can believe that this kid didn't do it is if the killer decided to drive off AND THEN COME BACK TO THE AREA THAT HE KIDNAPPED HER FROM to then kill her???!! Is this really what we are supposed to believe? NO WAY! Not in a million years would you find someone dumb enough to do that! If your an abducter and you finally get a kid, you KNOW your first priority is to get as far AWAY from the scenes of the crime as possible! That's just SIMPLE logic. I'm usually the one who ALWAYS argues against the suspects guilt, ALWAYS! I even think OJ Simpson might possibly be innocent after looking closely at the case (or at least can agree with the juries verdict of Not Guilty) but even I cant go that extra step in this case. I don't know, maybe I just immediately take a moments suspicion any time the media tries to point us one way or another so maybe thats why I'm disagreeing with you yet again on yet another case, is there some big media stink about him being innocent? Because there's no way there should be as far as I can tell. Hopefully there's some convincing evidence in episode two like some 60 year old DNA found in an old evidence closet because if there isn't... huh? I just don't know...

    Captian come on! There's no way your arguing for this kids innocence! Is there something that I'm missing here that ill pick up on episode two? This kid obviously did it! Bike tire marks running right up to the body?? And the arguement is that this was in a woods and there will be lots of bike tire marks??? Right! Pick ANY woods, anywhere, and go find some bike tire marks! Ill be you $1,000 you wont find any unless your on a well traveled walking or bike trail. All that aside and the only way we can believe that this kid didn't do it is if the killer decided to drive off AND THEN COME BACK TO THE AREA THAT HE KIDNAPPED HER FROM to then kill her???!! Is this really what we are supposed to believe? NO WAY! Not in a million years would you find someone dumb enough to do that! If your an abducter and you finally get a kid, you KNOW your first priority is to get as far AWAY from the scenes of the crime as possible! That's just SIMPLE logic.
    I'm usually the one who ALWAYS argues against the suspects guilt, ALWAYS! I even think OJ Simpson might possibly be innocent after looking closely at the case (or at least can agree with the juries verdict of Not Guilty) but even I cant go that extra step in this case. I don't know, maybe I just immediately take a moments suspicion any time the media tries to point us one way or another so maybe thats why I'm disagreeing with you yet again on yet another case, is there some big media stink about him being innocent? Because there's no way there should be as far as I can tell. Hopefully there's some convincing evidence in episode two like some 60 year old DNA found in an old evidence closet because if there isn't... huh? I just don't know...

  • Celeste Lazarski

    Celeste Lazarski Island Lake, IL

    It's really sad even for back then that the police are questioning and interrogating these young kids without parents in their presence. You can't take their word. Most of them are scared to death of the police and will say anything. Especially a 10 year old. Really??? Happy birthday Nic!!!!

    It's really sad even for back then that the police are questioning and interrogating these young kids without parents in their presence. You can't take their word. Most of them are scared to death of the police and will say anything. Especially a 10 year old. Really??? Happy birthday Nic!!!!

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Thanks Anne - of course we are aware of the provinces - sometimes we miss speak on the show. Sorry for the mix up. Cheers, Nic

    Thanks Anne - of course we are aware of the provinces - sometimes we miss speak on the show. Sorry for the mix up.
    Cheers,
    Nic

  • Greg

    Greg Paris,KY

    Here are my thoughts. The reason for her clothes and all nice and neat and her necklace was on the fence. I think she and Steve agreed to have sex and probably being their first time she was nervous. So she probably folded her clothes and socks because she was so nervous and did not know what else to do. She put her necklace on the fence so she would not lose it. She probably decided she did not want to go through with it or stopped during the middle of it and that is when Steve raped and killed her. Just my thoughts.

    Here are my thoughts. The reason for her clothes and all nice and neat and her necklace was on the fence. I think she and Steve agreed to have sex and probably being their first time she was nervous. So she probably folded her clothes and socks because she was so nervous and did not know what else to do. She put her necklace on the fence so she would not lose it. She probably decided she did not want to go through with it or stopped during the middle of it and that is when Steve raped and killed her. Just my thoughts.

  • Too shy to state

    Too shy to state Sunny CA

    Sorry guys, I love you dudes so much and I hate to critique, but the bias is terribly strong in this one. There is nothing pleasant about the interrogation of a young kid, but there is still a decent chance I think that he could be guilty. A sweet face can be deceiving. Just would like more time spent on facts, and less calling police notes "bullshit." The cases which involve innocent suspects getting railroaded ARE disturbing and upsetting but I'm not sure if this is one of them. Again, sorry to criticize the hard work you've both out in. This was just something that bothered me. Love you guys

    Sorry guys, I love you dudes so much and I hate to critique, but the bias is terribly strong in this one. There is nothing pleasant about the interrogation of a young kid, but there is still a decent chance I think that he could be guilty. A sweet face can be deceiving. Just would like more time spent on facts, and less calling police notes "bullshit." The cases which involve innocent suspects getting railroaded ARE disturbing and upsetting but I'm not sure if this is one of them.
    Again, sorry to criticize the hard work you've both out in. This was just something that bothered me.

    Love you guys

  • From Guelph Canada

    From Guelph Canada Guelph Ontario Canada

    I grew up in Guelph Ontario. The city in which Steven Spent much of his time in jail. And in adulthood lived. Growing up in Guelph this case was something most people knew of and locally no one thought he was guilty. I grew up,understanding the man was in the same city and that he was wrongly convicted with a shoddy investigation. The amount of information that has come out since his release from prison shows the lack of investigating that went on. Not interviewing the teacher? Multiple reports from the autopsy with information from the parental interviews! And the lack of and wounds on the boy. When the DNA was available to test and the sample was ruined. It was a big deal as people here felt it was finally an opportunity for him to be found innocent. A group of overzealous police officers who didn't want to work too hard ruined a boys life.

    I grew up in Guelph Ontario. The city in which Steven Spent much of his time in jail. And in adulthood lived. Growing up in Guelph this case was something most people knew of and locally no one thought he was guilty. I grew up,understanding the man was in the same city and that he was wrongly convicted with a shoddy investigation. The amount of information that has come out since his release from prison shows the lack of investigating that went on. Not interviewing the teacher? Multiple reports from the autopsy with information from the parental interviews! And the lack of and wounds on the boy. When the DNA was available to test and the sample was ruined. It was a big deal as people here felt it was finally an opportunity for him to be found innocent. A group of overzealous police officers who didn't want to work too hard ruined a boys life.

  • Linda

    Linda Brisbane Australia

    I am apologising on behalf of the grammar nazi's. There is no need for you guys to apologize you always entertain and people can "CHOOSE" not to listen and rack off!

    I am apologising on behalf of the grammar nazi's. There is no need for you guys to apologize you always entertain and people can "CHOOSE" not to listen and rack off!

  • Jim

    Jim Huntsville

    Is it just me, or the site redesign is absolutely awful. Where is the synopsis of each episode? Why are 'Podcast' and 'Listen' on separate pages? Old site worked fine and looked better and much more user friendly. Maybe it works better when you use a podcast app? and only the dot com site is this terrible to navigate. Its a shame because you guys have one of the best true crime shows, but since you redid the site I cant be bothered. On the podcast page, its just episode names with no description. So you have to listen for 15mins to find out if the case interests you.

    Is it just me, or the site redesign is absolutely awful. Where is the synopsis of each episode? Why are 'Podcast' and 'Listen' on separate pages? Old site worked fine and looked better and much more user friendly.
    Maybe it works better when you use a podcast app? and only the dot com site is this terrible to navigate.
    Its a shame because you guys have one of the best true crime shows, but since you redid the site I cant be bothered. On the podcast page, its just episode names with no description. So you have to listen for 15mins to find out if the case interests you.

  • John

    John Atlanta

    RE: The writer you're discussing who has "faked named" the possible perpetrator as LARRY TALBOT. Well, Larry Talbot is the name given to the Wolfman in Lon Chaney's version of the werewolf myth. He's called "Larry Talbot" throughout the film. Just a curious coincident?

    RE: The writer you're discussing who has "faked named" the possible perpetrator as LARRY TALBOT. Well, Larry Talbot is the name given to the Wolfman in Lon Chaney's version of the werewolf myth. He's called "Larry Talbot" throughout the film. Just a curious coincident?

  • Josiah Ward

    Josiah Ward Louisville, KY

    Hey guys. Listening to part 2. On the topic of dumping the body so close to where she possibly got picked up- I could see a scenario where the killer picks her up, makes small talk and Lynne brings up that her friend Steven just dropped her off on his bike. If the killer is smart, he would return to dump her body in the same location because then that points to Steven being the killer. Plus if he didn't see anyone on a bike, he wouldn't know that Steven even saw his car in the first place.

    Hey guys. Listening to part 2. On the topic of dumping the body so close to where she possibly got picked up- I could see a scenario where the killer picks her up, makes small talk and Lynne brings up that her friend Steven just dropped her off on his bike. If the killer is smart, he would return to dump her body in the same location because then that points to Steven being the killer. Plus if he didn't see anyone on a bike, he wouldn't know that Steven even saw his car in the first place.

  • Jojo T.

    Jojo T. New Jersey

    Hi guys! Great job on this one, as always. I come from a law enforcement family and work in law enforcement myself, and I really appreciate how you don't automatically berate the law enforcement in the cases you cover, but also are willing to totally call them out when they don't perform their duties appropriately (or are totally corrupt jackasses!) I have to agree with you that the investigation is definitely lacking in this case. Granted, it was back in the 50s...I'd like to say we're a little more thorough today (wishful thinking? haha!). Nic, when you were talking about how you thought it was odd that she may have been dumped so close to where she was picked up, and what other child abduction case could you think of that the victim was found so close to the abduction site, I immediately had an answer: the Lindberg Baby. I know this was a big case, but I don't know how big it is outside of New Jersey. Basically, the baby was abducted out of his crib in the mansion, then found about two months later in the area surrounding the mansion. This is a super interesting case, lots of twists and suspects - you should totally cover it sometime!

    Hi guys! Great job on this one, as always. I come from a law enforcement family and work in law enforcement myself, and I really appreciate how you don't automatically berate the law enforcement in the cases you cover, but also are willing to totally call them out when they don't perform their duties appropriately (or are totally corrupt jackasses!) I have to agree with you that the investigation is definitely lacking in this case. Granted, it was back in the 50s...I'd like to say we're a little more thorough today (wishful thinking? haha!). Nic, when you were talking about how you thought it was odd that she may have been dumped so close to where she was picked up, and what other child abduction case could you think of that the victim was found so close to the abduction site, I immediately had an answer: the Lindberg Baby. I know this was a big case, but I don't know how big it is outside of New Jersey. Basically, the baby was abducted out of his crib in the mansion, then found about two months later in the area surrounding the mansion. This is a super interesting case, lots of twists and suspects - you should totally cover it sometime!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    There is so much we don't know about this case. But based on what you've shared, I stand with Steven and believe that he is innocent. It is very rare for a 14-year-old male to rape and murder with no previous signs of anti-social behavior. There were also no reported post-crime behaviors during the many years he was incarcerated. He was wronged in so many ways, including the long interrogation without support and representation, and the threat of death. It is a very important point that there were no signs of a struggle on his body (scratches, bruising, etc.) despite evidence of Lynne's fierce struggle for her life. A competent physician might have explained the skin condition on his penis as being caused from jock itch, dermatitis, eczema, or something similar. Finally, I remember being a girl on the handlebars of a friend's bike many times. It is not a comfortable ride for long and she might have preferred to walk after awhile. Trying to disprove one's own theory is a smart and responsible way to find the truth. Deep bows, gentlemen.

    There is so much we don't know about this case. But based on what you've shared, I stand with Steven and believe that he is innocent. It is very rare for a 14-year-old male to rape and murder with no previous signs of anti-social behavior. There were also no reported post-crime behaviors during the many years he was incarcerated. He was wronged in so many ways, including the long interrogation without support and representation, and the threat of death. It is a very important point that there were no signs of a struggle on his body (scratches, bruising, etc.) despite evidence of Lynne's fierce struggle for her life. A competent physician might have explained the skin condition on his penis as being caused from jock itch, dermatitis, eczema, or something similar. Finally, I remember being a girl on the handlebars of a friend's bike many times. It is not a comfortable ride for long and she might have preferred to walk after awhile. Trying to disprove one's own theory is a smart and responsible way to find the truth.

    Deep bows, gentlemen.

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    True Crime Garage

    Hi Jim, I apologize that the site is not as friendly as you would like. Personally I think it looks great. Two shows a week is quite cumbersome and it's not as easy as it looks. So because we are just two very busy people who are not web designers we rely on our web host for templates for setting up the site and the pages. So we don't have 100% control of layout and functionality of the site. Your suggestions are noted and when it comes time to revamp the site again we will take those into account. Cheers mate! Nic

    Hi Jim,
    I apologize that the site is not as friendly as you would like. Personally I think it looks great. Two shows a week is quite cumbersome and it's not as easy as it looks. So because we are just two very busy people who are not web designers we rely on our web host for templates for setting up the site and the pages. So we don't have 100% control of layout and functionality of the site. Your suggestions are noted and when it comes time to revamp the site again we will take those into account.
    Cheers mate!
    Nic

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    True Crime Garage

    Hi John, I came across that too and forgot to mention it. I don't think it's just a coincidence. I didn't read the book but watched two presentations by the author Barry Ruhl. My take away, he's very clever. I think he named his suspect this on purpose. The guy he describes seems to roam around at night in the dark and on foot quite a bit in his earlier years. I'm guessing that is part of the inspiration. Nice that you picked up on that and those were great movies. Cheers, Nic

    Hi John,
    I came across that too and forgot to mention it. I don't think it's just a coincidence. I didn't read the book but watched two presentations by the author Barry Ruhl. My take away, he's very clever. I think he named his suspect this on purpose. The guy he describes seems to roam around at night in the dark and on foot quite a bit in his earlier years. I'm guessing that is part of the inspiration.
    Nice that you picked up on that and those were great movies.
    Cheers,
    Nic

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    True Crime Garage

    Jojo, Thank you for that. I did a little studying of that case a couple of times. Very interesting and I think it is quite well known all over due of course to how famous Lindbergh was. I did however forget that the baby was found close to the home but now that you mention it. If I recall correctly that was suppose to be a ransom case? Isn't the theory that the baby died unexpectedly during the abduction and the perp panicked and dumped the baby close by. That's a good mention but I'm thinking that's a different situation. I guess I was trying to think of sexually motivated child abductions resulting in murder. Man it hurts just putting those words together. Thanks Jojo and good mention my friend. Cheers! Nic

    Jojo,
    Thank you for that. I did a little studying of that case a couple of times. Very interesting and I think it is quite well known all over due of course to how famous Lindbergh was. I did however forget that the baby was found close to the home but now that you mention it. If I recall correctly that was suppose to be a ransom case? Isn't the theory that the baby died unexpectedly during the abduction and the perp panicked and dumped the baby close by. That's a good mention but I'm thinking that's a different situation. I guess I was trying to think of sexually motivated child abductions resulting in murder. Man it hurts just putting those words together. Thanks Jojo and good mention my friend. Cheers!
    Nic

  • Alisia

    Alisia Boston

    I don't ever comment but I'm just listening to part 2 right now and the debate about her body being found so close to where she was supposedly picked up has me a little frustrated. I get that it's very odd but I have to side with the Captain on this one, though I offer an alternate theory. As discussed in part one, pretty much everything about the presentation of the body seemed purposeful. The folding of the clothes, the placement of the branches, etc. I don't think it would be out of place to suggest that the location of the body itself was also purposeful. Rather than NOT knowing that the location was so well known and/or where she had been before disappearing, the perpetrator could have known that it was a popular place among youths, close to where she was last seen, and wanted her to be found there. I'm not saying I believe this 100% but I do think it's a fairly reasonable explanation.

    I don't ever comment but I'm just listening to part 2 right now and the debate about her body being found so close to where she was supposedly picked up has me a little frustrated. I get that it's very odd but I have to side with the Captain on this one, though I offer an alternate theory. As discussed in part one, pretty much everything about the presentation of the body seemed purposeful. The folding of the clothes, the placement of the branches, etc. I don't think it would be out of place to suggest that the location of the body itself was also purposeful. Rather than NOT knowing that the location was so well known and/or where she had been before disappearing, the perpetrator could have known that it was a popular place among youths, close to where she was last seen, and wanted her to be found there. I'm not saying I believe this 100% but I do think it's a fairly reasonable explanation.

  • Bob Rekowski

    Bob Rekowski Gray Summit, MO

    Not having seen the actual place, going by what I remember of the description, and the place being referred to as a "bush" I can see why the body and/or acts would've been located there as I imagine there are farm fields all around and this is the only area around that offers any reasonable amount of cover. Am I wrong? Great show, keep up the good work!

    Not having seen the actual place, going by what I remember of the description, and the place being referred to as a "bush" I can see why the body and/or acts would've been located there as I imagine there are farm fields all around and this is the only area around that offers any reasonable amount of cover. Am I wrong?

    Great show, keep up the good work!

  • Christina

    Christina

    I love this podcast. It's obvious to me that you research every case until you find everything possible on it. And I love to hear your speculation on what might have happened. Nick is sometimes so good, it's scary. Why didn't you become a detective?! Also, the music is awesome & you guys are just both really likable. One thing I've noticed though, now that I've listened to pretty much every episode, is that IMO, you take it a little easy on girls/women. I definitely would rather have made this comment on like the Maura Murray episodes than his one, but I can't believe you never entertained the possibility that she wanted to be dropped off before her destination because she had plans to meet up with the guy in the car & she didn't want Stephen to know. I think someone she knew could have groomed her, gotten her to trust him and then enticed her to meet up with him that night. Maybe that's why she needed a ride, because they were supposed to meet at a certain time and she was running late. She got in the car willingly. I'm not saying any of this is her fault, of course it's not, but she could have been keeping her relationship (which she probably saw as like a friendship or something) with this guy a secret. To me, that explains why she needed a ride, why she asked to be dropped off early & why she got into the car with the guy. Even the fight with her parents could have been manufactured to give her an excuse to leave the house. 12 year old girls are capable of a lot, deception wise.

    I love this podcast. It's obvious to me that you research every case until you find everything possible on it. And I love to hear your speculation on what might have happened. Nick is sometimes so good, it's scary. Why didn't you become a detective?! Also, the music is awesome & you guys are just both really likable. One thing I've noticed though, now that I've listened to pretty much every episode, is that IMO, you take it a little easy on girls/women. I definitely would rather have made this comment on like the Maura Murray episodes than his one, but I can't believe you never entertained the possibility that she wanted to be dropped off before her destination because she had plans to meet up with the guy in the car & she didn't want Stephen to know. I think someone she knew could have groomed her, gotten her to trust him and then enticed her to meet up with him that night. Maybe that's why she needed a ride, because they were supposed to meet at a certain time and she was running late. She got in the car willingly. I'm not saying any of this is her fault, of course it's not, but she could have been keeping her relationship (which she probably saw as like a friendship or something) with this guy a secret. To me, that explains why she needed a ride, why she asked to be dropped off early & why she got into the car with the guy. Even the fight with her parents could have been manufactured to give her an excuse to leave the house. 12 year old girls are capable of a lot, deception wise.

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    Bob - you're exactly right. Cheers, Nic

    Bob - you're exactly right.
    Cheers,
    Nic

  • Marianne

    Marianne Toronto

    Yes, the salesman was a neat freak and folded the clothes. In those days, near the airbase, in small town, people hitched. It would not have taken much to convince her to get in. And the salesman knew the area. Clinton is tiny!! I'm sure you've read the below but I'll include anyway. I remember the day Stephen Truscott was cleared. Most people never believed he was guilty. He was charged 7 hours after he was arrested. https://www.therecord.com/news-story/5156074--viable-suspect-explored-in-murder-that-saw-steven-truscott-wrongfully-convicted/ https://www.google.ca/amp/nationalpost.com/news/canada/who-killed-lynne-harper-retired-opp-sergeant-says-travelling-salesman-a-suspect-in-string-of-murders/amp

    Yes, the salesman was a neat freak and folded the clothes.

    In those days, near the airbase, in small town, people hitched. It would not have taken much to convince her to get in. And the salesman knew the area. Clinton is tiny!!

    I'm sure you've read the below but I'll include anyway.

    I remember the day Stephen Truscott was cleared. Most people never believed he was guilty. He was charged 7 hours after he was arrested.
    https://www.therecord.com/news-story/5156074--viable-suspect-explored-in-murder-that-saw-steven-truscott-wrongfully-convicted/
    https://www.google.ca/amp/nationalpost.com/news/canada/who-killed-lynne-harper-retired-opp-sergeant-says-travelling-salesman-a-suspect-in-string-of-murders/amp

  • Brenda

    Brenda Hamilton, Ontario

    I have a particular interest in this case because I believe that whoever was responsible for Lynn's murder was also responsible for the murder of Patricia Lupton. Patricia was my fathers cousin and was murdered on February 16th 1959, after answering a supermarket ad for a babysitter. She was found in a snowbank strangled with her own scarf. There is many similar crimes in the same area over many years. I would also like to point out that On August 28, 2007, the Court of Appeal finally quashed his conviction, which had been in place for over 45 years, and entered an acquittal.[17] Soon afterward, the Attorney General for Ontario apologized to Steven.[18]

    I have a particular interest in this case because I believe that whoever was responsible for Lynn's murder was also responsible for the murder of Patricia Lupton. Patricia was my fathers cousin and was murdered on February 16th 1959, after answering a supermarket ad for a babysitter. She was found in a snowbank strangled with her own scarf. There is many similar crimes in the same area over many years.

    I would also like to point out that On August 28, 2007, the Court of Appeal finally quashed his conviction, which had been in place for over 45 years, and entered an acquittal.[17] Soon afterward, the Attorney General for Ontario apologized to Steven.[18]

  • Mel

    Mel Texas

    Hey ya’ll! Im a huge fan of the show! I’ve got a theory on why the kid is innocent and how Lynne’s body could have been removed and returned close to home. It bothers me that the focus on how brutally she was raped has overshadowed how her clothes were neatly placed beside her. Rape/murder is brutal by nature, but the crime scene says a lot to the killer’s mental state. My theory is that maybe the killer was a repeat pedophile who was yes, a monster, but after the act had some type of guilt. Times were not as dangerous then and it sounded to me like she had hitch hiked before, so she gets into a car with the stranger who takes her somewhere, attacks and kills her because even if he hates what he has done, self preservation always comes first. He feels remorse about the child and wants her to be found by her family and layed to rest so he takes her back to where he found her and layed her out and neatly sets out her clothes, ignoring what terrible things he has done to the body, puts the sticks over her as a peaceful gesture or sick way to preserve her innocence, and moves on. This is the theory that stuck with me! Hope it gets some ideas going! Love to you guys! Cheers!

    Hey ya’ll! Im a huge fan of the show! I’ve got a theory on why the kid is innocent and how Lynne’s body could have been removed and returned close to home. It bothers me that the focus on how brutally she was raped has overshadowed how her clothes were neatly placed beside her. Rape/murder is brutal by nature, but the crime scene says a lot to the killer’s mental state. My theory is that maybe the killer was a repeat pedophile who was yes, a monster, but after the act had some type of guilt. Times were not as dangerous then and it sounded to me like she had hitch hiked before, so she gets into a car with the stranger who takes her somewhere, attacks and kills her because even if he hates what he has done, self preservation always comes first. He feels remorse about the child and wants her to be found by her family and layed to rest so he takes her back to where he found her and layed her out and neatly sets out her clothes, ignoring what terrible things he has done to the body, puts the sticks over her as a peaceful gesture or sick way to preserve her innocence, and moves on. This is the theory that stuck with me! Hope it gets some ideas going! Love to you guys! Cheers!

  • Holly Fischer

    Holly Fischer Fredericktown OH

    As an attorney who has worked as a court advocate for children and young teens, it is unlikely that a 14 year old boy could sustain a lie after 7 hours of interrogation with no parent or support present. Just my opinion. Love this show! I appreciate the work you put into it (and great music :)

    As an attorney who has worked as a court advocate for children and young teens, it is unlikely that a 14 year old boy could sustain a lie after 7 hours of interrogation with no parent or support present. Just my opinion. Love this show! I appreciate the work you put into it (and great music smile

  • Nate

    Nate Ontario

    Another interesting case in Canada is the Greyhound killer Vince Lee. Check it out, Love your guys show! I have family close to you guys I believe in Johnstown Ohio. Keep up the good work. N8

    Another interesting case in Canada is the Greyhound killer Vince Lee.
    Check it out,
    Love your guys show! I have family close to you guys I believe in Johnstown Ohio.
    Keep up the good work.
    N8

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    True Crime Garage

    Hi Nate, Thanks for the suggestion. We did talk a little bit about Lee when we spoke with Dan Zupansky during our Luka Magnotta double story. I still can't believe that guy is out walking around. His crime was so traumatic that one of the witnesses committed suicide from the PTSD he developed as a result of Lee's crime. -Nic

    Hi Nate,
    Thanks for the suggestion. We did talk a little bit about Lee when we spoke with Dan Zupansky during our Luka Magnotta double story. I still can't believe that guy is out walking around. His crime was so traumatic that one of the witnesses committed suicide from the PTSD he developed as a result of Lee's crime.
    -Nic

  • Jenny

    Jenny Ilderton, Ontario

    Hello Gentlemen, Thought you might find this interesting, My dad went to school with Lynne and Stephen. He was 2 years younger then Lynne. Crazy - I know ! Checked out the link below for a great book about Lynne's murder and SOOOO much more. My home town is London, Ontario. Apparently we were the murder capital of the world for awhile ..... https://www.amazon.com/Murder-City-Michael-Arntfield/dp/1460261828/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1506525517&sr=8-2&keywords=murder+city. big hugs and thanks for a great podcast for my long drive to work !

    Hello Gentlemen,

    Thought you might find this interesting, My dad went to school with Lynne and Stephen. He was 2 years younger then Lynne. Crazy - I know ! Checked out the link below for a great book about Lynne's murder and SOOOO much more. My home town is London, Ontario. Apparently we were the murder capital of the world for awhile .....

    https://www.amazon.com/Murder-City-Michael-Arntfield/dp/1460261828/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1506525517&sr=8-2&keywords=murder+city.

    big hugs and thanks for a great podcast for my long drive to work !

  • Nate

    Nate Ontario

    I know!! Our judicial system is a joke here if you clame mental illness you will likely walk.

    I know!!
    Our judicial system is a joke here if you clame mental illness you will likely walk.

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    Thanks Jenny! Nic

    Thanks Jenny!
    Nic

  • Debbie

    Debbie Maryland

    Haunting intro music for this one, Captain. Love it.

    Haunting intro music for this one, Captain. Love it.

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    Thanks Debbie! The captain does not receive enough praise for the great intro music every week. So I appreciate you dropping by to say so. Cheers, Nic

    Thanks Debbie!
    The captain does not receive enough praise for the great intro music every week. So I appreciate you dropping by to say so.
    Cheers,
    Nic

  • Diego

    Diego California

    Old school military was very strict about folds and neatness from bed sheets to the clothes you take off and set aside. The way the clothes were folded and placed sounds like the kind of strict discipline that would be associated with a soldier. The other thing I would like to mention is there is absolutely no way to mistake a 57 chevy for a 59 chevy. Compare a picture of the two and you will agree even a kid could not make that mistake. Could it be possible that it was so easy for her to catch a ride to wherever she went that she decided to also hitch a ride back and was in a totally different car when she was returning?

    Old school military was very strict about folds and neatness from bed sheets to the clothes you take off and set aside. The way the clothes were folded and placed sounds like the kind of strict discipline that would be associated with a soldier. The other thing I would like to mention is there is absolutely no way to mistake a 57 chevy for a 59 chevy. Compare a picture of the two and you will agree even a kid could not make that mistake. Could it be possible that it was so easy for her to catch a ride to wherever she went that she decided to also hitch a ride back and was in a totally different car when she was returning?

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    That's a really good possibility Diego. I understand they changed several things when they introduced the 59 model. Steven also provided a plate number that could not have been right at a distance that he likely could not have seen. I don't trust what he remember or parts of his story - Nic

    That's a really good possibility Diego. I understand they changed several things when they introduced the 59 model. Steven also provided a plate number that could not have been right at a distance that he likely could not have seen. I don't trust what he remember or parts of his story - Nic

  • Mark

    Mark Austin

    This kid was somewhat sexually active, I think we can deduce that from the limited background we have. He was very interested in having sexual relations with girls. I think he could have been sexually frustrated that his other female did not show up and then low and behold, another sexual possibility arrived. The marks on the penis are most likely not dermatitis, but probably from having forced intercourse with a young girl. I think the police had a pretty good case here.

    This kid was somewhat sexually active, I think we can deduce that from the limited background we have. He was very interested in having sexual relations with girls. I think he could have been sexually frustrated that his other female did not show up and then low and behold, another sexual possibility arrived. The marks on the penis are most likely not dermatitis, but probably from having forced intercourse with a young girl. I think the police had a pretty good case here.

  • Stephy

    Stephy

    As a Canadian born in Ontario, I am disappointed in our history of this case. Look at the pic of how young that boy is. And really do any of us know a 14 year old who folds laundry and would zip up the shorts as well. Love how you call our old farm lines "State line." We are provinces here. Canada is so hell bent on not being Americanized lol. I love how well you covered this one. You always go above and beyond in the depth you take these cases to. Keep up the great work!

    As a Canadian born in Ontario, I am disappointed in our history of this case. Look at the pic of how young that boy is. And really do any of us know a 14 year old who folds laundry and would zip up the shorts as well. Love how you call our old farm lines "State line." We are provinces here. Canada is so hell bent on not being Americanized lol. I love how well you covered this one. You always go above and beyond in the depth you take these cases to. Keep up the great work!

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    Thanks Stephy! Cheers, Nic

    Thanks Stephy!
    Cheers, Nic

  • Candace

    Candace Halifax

    I watched a news doc about this case when I was younger, and it convinced me at the time that he was innocent. Now, I’m not so sure. Statement analysis seems to point strongly towards guilt: http://www.statementanalysis.com/truscott/

    I watched a news doc about this case when I was younger, and it convinced me at the time that he was innocent. Now, I’m not so sure. Statement analysis seems to point strongly towards guilt: http://www.statementanalysis.com/truscott/

  • Judy

    Judy ny

    I just can't imagine a 14 yr old boy doing this crime and being calm and cool to go babysitting , do we know if he had any history of any threatening or violence behavior ??

    I just can't imagine a 14 yr old boy doing this crime and being calm and cool to go babysitting , do we know if he had any history of any threatening or violence behavior ??

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    No previous strange/violent behavior was ever reported regarding Truscott. I want to believe he did not do this but I can't rule him out. - Nic

    No previous strange/violent behavior was ever reported regarding Truscott. I want to believe he did not do this but I can't rule him out. - Nic

  • Amanda

    Amanda Canada

    Love the show, just a couple thoughts. It may be worth considering that Lynne folder her own clothes, perhaps this was the first rape of committed by the murderer and he did not have a plan. He ordered her to undress and she was afraid and complied, and used the folding as a way to buy time before removing the next article of clothing. Once he decided to rape her, the attack became frenzied and hurried as she began because she was crying and he got nervous because she was loud. The second thought is that she was going to see the horses, I find nothing significant about her asking to be let off to walk or hitchhike the rest of the way. As a girl with a bony butt, it hurts riding on handle bars, it is only tolerable for a few minutes, and I grew up in the city, I can't imagine how bad it was in a rural area, I think she got off because it hurt. The last thought, Steven Truscott was completely exonerated and awarded $6.5 million from the Canadian government for the miscarriage of justice and his wife was given an additional $100,000 compensation for the work she did to prove his innocence.

    Love the show, just a couple thoughts. It may be worth considering that Lynne folder her own clothes, perhaps this was the first rape of committed by the murderer and he did not have a plan. He ordered her to undress and she was afraid and complied, and used the folding as a way to buy time before removing the next article of clothing. Once he decided to rape her, the attack became frenzied and hurried as she began because she was crying and he got nervous because she was loud. The second thought is that she was going to see the horses, I find nothing significant about her asking to be let off to walk or hitchhike the rest of the way. As a girl with a bony butt, it hurts riding on handle bars, it is only tolerable for a few minutes, and I grew up in the city, I can't imagine how bad it was in a rural area, I think she got off because it hurt. The last thought, Steven Truscott was completely exonerated and awarded $6.5 million from the Canadian government for the miscarriage of justice and his wife was given an additional $100,000 compensation for the work she did to prove his innocence.

  • Kylie

    Kylie SC

    I was listening to another podcast and heard a case that really reminded me of this one. The rape and murder of Dana Bradley-also unsolved and another Canadian case. What jolted my memory was hearing the way the killer(s) left the body- in the case of Bradley, very neat, folded clothes, books under the arms. Which was similar to the way Lynne was found, if my memory is correct. Most likely no connection, but I thought it was interesting, and it bothered me enough to scroll back on this blog and find this thread!

    I was listening to another podcast and heard a case that really reminded me of this one. The rape and murder of Dana Bradley-also unsolved and another Canadian case. What jolted my memory was hearing the way the killer(s) left the body- in the case of Bradley, very neat, folded clothes, books under the arms. Which was similar to the way Lynne was found, if my memory is correct. Most likely no connection, but I thought it was interesting, and it bothered me enough to scroll back on this blog and find this thread!

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