The Disappearance of Beverly Potts ////// 67

Beverly Potts ////// 67 

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Welcome to Season 4 of True Crime Garage! Remember when your parents would say "make sure you are home before dark?" Well this is one of those stories. In 1951 in a nice neighborhood on the westside of Cleveland, ten year old Beverly Potts did not make it home. She had gone to a nearby park with Patricia her best friend and neighbor. When it started to get dark Patricia left and went home while Beverly decided to stay. Last seen walking home by herself she left all of us asking "what happened to Beverly?" Today we take shelter from the snow and cold and gather in the garage to discuss one of Ohio's greatest mysteries. 
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17 comments

  • Ro

    Ro

    Nic, 14/16 is the size for girls' clothing. It's in sets such as 10/12, 6/8, etc. that's what the labels read. I think the mom was very descriptive and could have made some of the clothing (or possibly another family member) that didn't have labels as stated. As a mom with older children, I definitely took a second look at my kids and what they were wearing this morning before leaving for school in their car after listening to this!

    Nic,
    14/16 is the size for girls' clothing. It's in sets such as 10/12, 6/8, etc. that's what the labels read. I think the mom was very descriptive and could have made some of the clothing (or possibly another family member) that didn't have labels as stated. As a mom with older children, I definitely took a second look at my kids and what they were wearing this morning before leaving for school in their car after listening to this!

  • Kelli C

    Kelli C Fort Worth

    Hi guys. She probably didn't have tags in her clothing because her mother had probably sewn all the clothing. Homemade clothing didn't have tags unless grandma put something special in there like "made by grandma".

    Hi guys. She probably didn't have tags in her clothing because her mother had probably sewn all the clothing. Homemade clothing didn't have tags unless grandma put something special in there like "made by grandma".

  • Roger the kitty cat

    Roger the kitty cat California

    Awesome podcast.

    Awesome podcast.

  • Roger the kitty cat

    Roger the kitty cat California

    Are you guys going to do a podcast on the BTK Killer? -Roger the kitty cat

    Are you guys going to do a podcast on the BTK Killer?
    -Roger the kitty cat

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Probably at some point we will dive into that. Thanks for the support Captain

    Probably at some point we will dive into that. Thanks for the support

    Captain

  • Reta

    Reta Buffalo

    Wow! I'm glad you guys came back so fast. I didn't think you'd be gone for years but I thought it might have been a month or so. It was a nice surprise to see this come up on my feed on my boring work day! This is not my favorite episode you've ever done but I still enjoyed it. It reminds me of the black Dahlia in the way that these old cases are getting harder and harder to solve because all the suspects and witnesses are dying. I know a lot of these cases end badly but when the bodies aren't found I like to imagine the victim has managed to get free and is living happily undercover. Optimistic but sometimes thinking the worst gets me down.

    Wow! I'm glad you guys came back so fast. I didn't think you'd be gone for years but I thought it might have been a month or so. It was a nice surprise to see this come up on my feed on my boring work day! This is not my favorite episode you've ever done but I still enjoyed it. It reminds me of the black Dahlia in the way that these old cases are getting harder and harder to solve because all the suspects and witnesses are dying. I know a lot of these cases end badly but when the bodies aren't found I like to imagine the victim has managed to get free and is living happily undercover. Optimistic but sometimes thinking the worst gets me down.

  • It was cute to hear both of you talk about clothing sizes. I'm glad someone has explained the situation. Homemade clothes makes a ton of sense, especially with the era. I was also thinking the mom knew because she probably did the laundry. I'm very suspicious of the lady who left the letter under the rug. Especially someone the victim of abuse would be extremely unlikely to put in Beverly just for the reasons you mentioned. I almost wonder if at the time she really did think that or perhaps think she saw that and thought it was Beverly, but was another woman. Kind of freaky. Beverly was a beautiful little girl. I wish I could know what that tipster said.

    It was cute to hear both of you talk about clothing sizes. I'm glad someone has explained the situation. Homemade clothes makes a ton of sense, especially with the era. I was also thinking the mom knew because she probably did the laundry.

    I'm very suspicious of the lady who left the letter under the rug. Especially someone the victim of abuse would be extremely unlikely to put in Beverly just for the reasons you mentioned. I almost wonder if at the time she really did think that or perhaps think she saw that and thought it was Beverly, but was another woman. Kind of freaky.

    Beverly was a beautiful little girl. I wish I could know what that tipster said.

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  • Elle

    Elle Connecticut

    How do you download the podcast?

    How do you download the podcast?

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    The most garage friendly way to listen s to download the Podbean app for your device and follow true crime garage. iTunes is a good source as well but make sure you subscribe! Cheers, Nic

    The most garage friendly way to listen s to download the Podbean app for your device and follow true crime garage. iTunes is a good source as well but make sure you subscribe!
    Cheers, Nic

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Big pigs is a complete game changer! I will probably just dominate the pig rolling world now! Look for me at the X Games! Nic

    Big pigs is a complete game changer! I will probably just dominate the pig rolling world now! Look for me at the X Games!
    Nic

  • Randy

    Randy Toronto canada

    Awesome podcast! You make my 2hr commute barable. Have you ever considered looking into the Paul Bernardo & Karla Hamolka case (St. Catherine's / Toronto area) I was just young girl at the time, but I remember being petrified to leave the house because there was a rapist & killer on the loose. Pretty crazy case, I think you guys would do a great job covering it. Keep up the great work!!!!!!

    Awesome podcast! You make my 2hr commute barable.
    Have you ever considered looking into the Paul Bernardo & Karla Hamolka case (St. Catherine's / Toronto area) I was just young girl at the time, but I remember being petrified to leave the house because there was a rapist & killer on the loose. Pretty crazy case, I think you guys would do a great job covering it.
    Keep up the great work!!!!!!

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Randy • Toronto canada We will add that to the list. Cheers

    Randy • Toronto canada

    We will add that to the list. Cheers

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Hi there, Before I say anything I just wanted to tell you both that as a future grad student in forensic psychology this is a terrific podcast to listen to while I'm commuting to work or class. I am a HUGE fan of this podcast, and I always enjoy the Amazon plugs because as a guitar player I jive with the things The Captain buys. There was a comment made in this episode, I believe by The Captain, about leaving an abusive relationship that I found issue with. One of my professors, my mentor actually, has been part of an organization that works with domestic abuse victims and awareness. She is very close to this organization because a family friend's daughter was murdered as a result of an abusive relationship. Their daughter was a women's studies major, and when she found her boyfriend to be possessive she broke up with him. A week later she was murdered, and statistically, the most dangerous period in an abusive relationship is after a victim attempts to leave. This is when they are most likely to be stalked, injured, blackmailed, or murdered. It's really not as simple as just leaving, psychologically or logistically. I hope this comment does not come off as ill-intentioned, I just wanted to express my opinion. After talking with my professor about this issue and listening to Beverly Gooden speak at my university I realized that these relationships have a level of psychological manipulation that far surpasses what we can imagine. Also, as someone who just recently finished a research proposal and term paper about the physiological roots of psychopathy, I found the Ted Bundy episodes fascinating. In class, we spent at least a few hours discussing what brain chemistry and structures may have lead to his violent actions. I had some recommended books as well, I'm not sure if you guys have already suggested/read them: Mindhunter by Criminal Profiler John Douglas The Psychopath Whisperer by Dr. Kent Kiehl. Without a Conscience by Dr. Robert Hare Again, I'm a huge fan of this podcast and would never want to sound rude! Keep on keeping on and have a groovy holiday.

    Hi there,

    Before I say anything I just wanted to tell you both that as a future grad student in forensic psychology this is a terrific podcast to listen to while I'm commuting to work or class. I am a HUGE fan of this podcast, and I always enjoy the Amazon plugs because as a guitar player I jive with the things The Captain buys.

    There was a comment made in this episode, I believe by The Captain, about leaving an abusive relationship that I found issue with. One of my professors, my mentor actually, has been part of an organization that works with domestic abuse victims and awareness. She is very close to this organization because a family friend's daughter was murdered as a result of an abusive relationship. Their daughter was a women's studies major, and when she found her boyfriend to be possessive she broke up with him. A week later she was murdered, and statistically, the most dangerous period in an abusive relationship is after a victim attempts to leave. This is when they are most likely to be stalked, injured, blackmailed, or murdered. It's really not as simple as just leaving, psychologically or logistically.

    I hope this comment does not come off as ill-intentioned, I just wanted to express my opinion. After talking with my professor about this issue and listening to Beverly Gooden speak at my university I realized that these relationships have a level of psychological manipulation that far surpasses what we can imagine.

    Also, as someone who just recently finished a research proposal and term paper about the physiological roots of psychopathy, I found the Ted Bundy episodes fascinating. In class, we spent at least a few hours discussing what brain chemistry and structures may have lead to his violent actions.

    I had some recommended books as well, I'm not sure if you guys have already suggested/read them:

    Mindhunter by Criminal Profiler John Douglas

    The Psychopath Whisperer by Dr. Kent Kiehl.

    Without a Conscience by Dr. Robert Hare

    Again, I'm a huge fan of this podcast and would never want to sound rude! Keep on keeping on and have a groovy holiday.

  • DASW0LF

    DASW0LF

    When I listened to this episode I noticed the two of you were tripped out by the list of clothes "with no tag". Both of you found that odd. And it could be. My thoughts on that are back in the 50's 60's and 70's, and maybe even before or later, a lot of people used to make their own clothes. They would go to like a fabric store buy fabric and patterns, the type of patterns you use to make a certain type of say shirt or pants, and make their own. Now clothes are super cheap. When I grew up in the 80's even generic clothes sucked. Now you can get awesome clothes cheap at Walmart with brands and everything. So maybe the Mom was more keen on something like the clothes not having tags. Just my thoughts. I probably sound like a lunatic.

    When I listened to this episode I noticed the two of you were tripped out by the list of clothes "with no tag". Both of you found that odd. And it could be. My thoughts on that are back in the 50's 60's and 70's, and maybe even before or later, a lot of people used to make their own clothes. They would go to like a fabric store buy fabric and patterns, the type of patterns you use to make a certain type of say shirt or pants, and make their own.
    Now clothes are super cheap. When I grew up in the 80's even generic clothes sucked. Now you can get awesome clothes cheap at Walmart with brands and everything. So maybe the Mom was more keen on something like the clothes not having tags. Just my thoughts. I probably sound like a lunatic.

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    DASW0LF No you make a lot of sense. Thanks for your thoughts

    DASW0LF

    No you make a lot of sense. Thanks for your thoughts

  • Kate

    Kate Australia

    I took great offence to your comment captain, regarding the simplicity of your proposition of just leaving a situation involving domestic violence. It is short-sighted and demonstrates a lack of understanding of how insidious and misunderstood domestic abuse is. No person chooses a situation like that. I strongly suggest you educate yourself about why people might not be able to "just leave" as you recommend. Financial, social, safety of self and other family, and many many other practical barriers exist. Please be more thoughtful about the messages you are sending - had I been listening as a person currently in a situation of domestic abuse I would have found your comment disparaging and degrading.

    I took great offence to your comment captain, regarding the simplicity of your proposition of just leaving a situation involving domestic violence. It is short-sighted and demonstrates a lack of understanding of how insidious and misunderstood domestic abuse is. No person chooses a situation like that. I strongly suggest you educate yourself about why people might not be able to "just leave" as you recommend. Financial, social, safety of self and other family, and many many other practical barriers exist. Please be more thoughtful about the messages you are sending - had I been listening as a person currently in a situation of domestic abuse I would have found your comment disparaging and degrading.

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