On this addition of after hours am/deeper cuts Joel and Greg are live at Paracon 2017. We had the chance to sit down with Heidi Steffens, Jason Hawes, Johnsdale Paranormal, Kelley Freese.
On a sensationally star-studded edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — paranormal talk hour 2 with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we visit with celebrated paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, stars of KINDRED SPIRITS, now in its second season on TLC. We talk with Amy and Adam. Hour 1; at 9pE Joel and Eric review the week’s most edifying paranormal news from the America’s Most Haunted Twitter feed. Season 2 of TLC’s hit series KINDRED SPIRITS — airing Fridays at 9/8c — follows renowned ghost hunters Amy Bruni and Adam Berry as they help people tormented by paranormal activity in their homes. Frightened by mysterious activity but hesitant to pick up and leave, desperate families have turned to two of America’s leading paranormal investigators to capture evidence, help them overcome their fear, take back their homes, and reclaim their lives. In this week’s episode, fittingly airing on Friday the 13th, Amy and Adam are contacted by a couple in Somersworth, N.H., whose three children have been targeted by invisible forces in their home. Two are visited at night by a spirit that speaks to them, and the other was strangled by invisible forces. Amy and Adam know that strangulation, midnight visits and bizarre voices are a dangerous combination. They learn that a couple of blocks away from the house was the site of what was dubbed “The Murder of the Century” in 1897, in which Joseph Kelley killed a bank cashier. Even more shocking, a gravestone is discovered in the homeowner’s backyard. Kindred-Spirits-620 AMY BRUNI Amy Bruni first encountered paranormal activity as a six-year-old when her family moved to Alameda, California. Her family had no idea their home was haunted until Amy witnessed a full-body apparition of a man dressed in green. Years later, Amy discovered the ghost was the landlord’s son who died in World War II. Amy’s family encouraged her to not let the paranormal world spook her, but instead to embrace it. Amy’s been chasing ghosts ever since. In fact, her father started taking her on paranormal investigations when she was only nine! As Amy got older, her fascination kept growing. In her twenties, Amy spent her weekends flying to haunted locations and conducting her own investigations. Her passion for the paranormal became a full-time job when she joined SyFy’s Ghost Hunters in 2007. Amy founded Strange Escapes a few years ago, a paranormal travel agency that pairs people with the largest and most haunted locations in the United States. In between speaking at paranormal events and investigating ghosts, Amy stays at home in Massachusetts raising her daughter Charlotte. kindred-spirits-season-2-premiere ADAM BERRY Adam Berry grew up in the small town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and had more paranormal experiences in his childhood than most people do in a lifetime. But unlike Amy, the spirits Adam faced terrorized him. When he was just nine years old, Adam saw a paranormal creature haunting his home. It looked like a menacing ghost dog, and Adam couldn’t escape the harrowing sound of the dog scratching against the wall. His TV mysteriously glowed even though it was turned off. In 2006, Adam had his most intense experience in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He saw massive white figures in a field, and heard loud gunshots and people yelling. He rushed to the paranormal sights and sounds, and found no explanation for what he witnessed. This event sparked his interest in the paranormal. In just a few years, Adam quickly progressed from unknown paranormal novice to well-respected researcher. His newfound passion led him to compete on Ghost Hunters Academy, which landed him a spot on Ghost Hunters in 2010. In addition to hosting paranormal conferences, Adam runs a musical theater in Massachusetts,
On an up-to-the-minute edition of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code — True Crime Wednesdays with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we catch up with the investigation into the horrific October 1 Las Vegas shooting, the aftermath, and media coverage. We talk Vegas tragedy at Hour 2; Top of Hour 1, Joel and Eric review the week’s True Crime news and ponder human nature.
Here is the current timeline of the tragic events of October 1 in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and almost 500 wounded while attending the Route 91 Harvest concert, according to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo.
Stephen Paddock, 64, avid a video poker player, checked in to Mandalay Bay on Sept. 25. Paddock spent three days in a separate room that the hotel provided free of charge for unknown reasons. Paddock spent the remaining days in the corner suite where he staged his attack.
Though Paddock checked in about a week before the shooting occurred, he did not remain in Las Vegas, but traveled to Mesquite several times in the days leading up to Oct. 1.
A bellman helped Paddock bring bags up to his 32nd-floor suite on at least two separate occasions. Authorities have yet to spot any red flags about Paddock’s actions leading up to Oct. 1 that may have signaled his planned ambush.
Doctors have begun Paddock’s autopsy and thus far an examination of his brain revealed no abnormalities. There is no toxicology report yet. Dr. Steven Winkler of Henderson prescribed Paddock an anti-anxiety drug in June – the investigation has not identified any other physicians who treated him.
The night of the shooting, there were 51 Metropolitan Police Department officers working overtime to staff the Route 91 Harvest festival and those officers formed several strike teams to find and take down the suspect when the shooting began, but the echoes of gunfire created confusion, leading to false reports of gunshots at multiple Strip locations, Medics were also dispatched to several different locations because some gunshot victims were able to run from the festival and then call for help.
Prior to his assault on the crowd, Paddock opened fire down the hallway of the 32nd floor, injuring Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos. The unarmed guard was on the floor responding to a door left ajar when he heard the sound of drilling coming from Paddock’s room. The guard was shot in the thigh, and though Paddock fired more than 200 rounds down the hall and into nearby rooms, no one else in the hotel was injured.
After the guard was shot, he radioed Mandalay Bay security, who then reported the shooting to police. The sheriff commended hotel staff for their response.
Neither Paddock’s girlfriend Marilou Danley nor the shooter’s brother, Eric Paddock, have been cleared of wrongdoing by investigators.
On this dark and scary yet enlightening edition of After Hours AM / Deeper Cuts with Joel Sturgis & Greg Bakun we talk with Demonologist Rev Neal Farley. Rev Farley talks with us about demon possession and the who's, what's, where's & why's of demon possession and how we can guard ourselves against these evils.
On a groundbreaking and sensational edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we journey to Peru to examine the infamous mysterious three-fingered mummy bodies with paranormal legends Stephen Mera and Barry Fitzgerald. Steve and Barry join us Hour 2; In Hour 1.Joel and Eric reveal the week’s hottest paranormal news.
For many years there have been countless claims of amazing discoveries, from fairy-like small winged beings, to coastal discoveries of strange washed up creatures, to small mummified alien-looking beings. All have turned out to be hoaxes or cases of mistaken identity. However the recent discoveries of the three fingered beings in Peru has been somewhat challenging…
Before the images of the large body, known as “Maria” exploded across the internet this summer, we first lay sight on her back in April when we received photographs of her in hope of helping with identification. After a careful examination of the photographs, we decided that we would have to become physically involved if we were to find any answers. On July 5th of this year we headed out to Peru via Manchester Airport.
We arrived in Cusco and were immediately met by painfully thin air due to its altitude of 11,000 feet. This was something that was to develop into altitude sickness: a daily dose of lightheadedness, gasping to catch your breath, and early morning vomiting. This was going to be the most challenging investigation we had ever taken.
We first met with Thierry Jamin of the Inkari Institute in Cusco where he revealed quite a fascinating story. We were told that the discoverers of these bodies had simply delivered them to the institute and dumped them on the counter asking them to identify these bodies. Not only did they feel an obligation to try to find out what these things were, but were driven by absolute fascination. They had heard of ancient stories of three fingered beings from the ancestors of the Inca’s and had even come across numerous references and petroglyphs showing drawings of these beings, but never did they ever think they might come face-to-face with one..
We learned that dealing with these discoverers was a tricky business. They were secretive, dangerous even, and attempting to gain monetary value for such discoveries, apparently selling such things on the black market. At this time, we had no idea we were about to be thrown head first into a world of deceit, covert meetings, and a possible discrediting campaigns.
We were told that the bodies were discovered in a tomb in Nazca. Inside were two Sacofocuses, one of which contained around 20 small bodies, all of which around two feet in length, some missing their heads which were later found throughout the interconnecting tunnels. There was even claims of discoverers seeing live entities fleeing down tunnels on arrival. As for Maria and a smaller one that looks to represent a child that has been named ‘Wawita’, they were both found partially buried in the ground that seemed to consist of diatomaceous earth.
In the early hours of July 7th we received a phone call, presumably from the discoverers allowing us to have access to the bodies for a full examination and review of scans and X-rays. This came in the form of being collected by someone from the hotel. We were not allowed to film the driver, nor identify the vehicle and location we were going. It was highly secret due to the Peruvian government on the hunt for the bodies and those who found them. We had heard that there had been several police raids in an attempt to locate these discoveries.
The trip took almost an hour, up and out of Cusco into the mountains. It was becoming harder and harder to breathe as we climbed, the car itself was also struggling for air as the engine spluttered several times. The roads became unnamed dirt paths. Though we managed to get a little footage, we were eventually instructed to turn all cameras off. Ten minutes later we had arrived at a building, a number of scary looking people stood around watching as wild dogs scrapped among themselves outside.
After a considerable amount of negotiations, we convinced them the importance of documenting our visit as no one would believe us. We then were taken to another room that looked completely out of place… We went from a scruffy rundown building and through a door into an examination room. We were then instructed to change into appropriate clothing, finding ourselves dressed as if we were about to conduct an operation.
We were first shown a small 12 inch body which, in my opinion, had a strong sign of being manufactured and had the head of a fish. Maybe we were being tested? What followed this was an examination of several larger bodies that were rather profound: large elongated heads, large eye sockets and thin bodies with three fingers and toes that clearly consisted of bones. Several skulls were also examined along with three very large hands, almost three times the length of a human’s, which consisted of only three long fingers with up to 6 flanges or cartilage bones in each finger. A couple of them had some type of round metal plates on them, you could clearly make out the bronze/copper coloring of them. As to what I was looking at, I had no idea. X-rays clearly showed that their hands had bones and muscle in them. I was rather perplexed. This was something I had not seen before in my 34 years as a researcher.
The highlight of the evening was when we were shown Maria – clearly something from a different ballpark. We were clearly dealing with a body here, posed in a fetal position, probably around 5 foot 6 in height if in an upright position. She seemed to have enlarged eye sockets, no ears, and only three very long fingers and toes. On close examination her toes had dermal ridging on them, just like fingerprints on our fingers. However these did not seem to represent the usual swirl pattern often found, but more like straight lines. The white covering that had initially be thought to be plaster by so many on the internet was diatomite, However it would seem to have been purposely applied to the bodies. This would serve as some form of preservative holding back bacteria and keeping certain insects at bay. To be honest, this could also serve as a compound that could hide a multitude of sins. We also noticed some of the bodies had an unusual covering of skin, that looked almost reptilian in nature.
After examining the scans, x-rays and notes by doctors that had looked over Maria, it was obvious that a conclusion could not be reached without thorough DNA testing.
The Mysterious Bodies of Peru
On July 11th, investigative journalist Jamie Maussan and his team were to make the first public announcement in the capital city of Peru… Lima. However, the night before the Peruvian government had done their own press announcement claiming the bodies were fake. Their opinions were apparently backed up by more than 3000 doctors across the country, doctors that had made their conclusion without ever witnessing the bodies, examining them or even carrying out any tests.
Though we were representing the Inkari Institute in regards the filming of this event, we were not allowed to see the room, nor plan our filming logistics. We were even told no filming would be allowed at this event. Keeping in mind this was an international press announcement and that reporters and press from all over the world were now flooding into the building, surely filming is going to have to take place? Of course, we found away around this and managed to interview Jamie Maussan and the doctors to find out their latest information. But… when it came to the press announcement, we were surprised to find that they were “still” waiting on DNA results.
While in Lima we took the opportunity to talk with a lady who worked for the Ministry of Tourism and who had been commissioned to look into the dark world of the black market. We were informed that this was clearly a huge problem the government could not handle and that they had concerns regarding the mass amount of artifacts secretly taken out of the country. This is understandable, especially when you hear that Maria has a price tag of one million dollars, and the smaller, two-foot bodies, one hundred thousand dollars each. In fact, we had been informed, some items had already been sold for as little as $8000 to private collectors around the world.
Taking ever closer steps toward a conclusion, we had managed to gain samples for ourselves and to have them tested by numerous well known universities. Slowly but surely we are gathering an immense amount of evidence that will support one of two things: that we are being deceived by clever individuals with a minor amount of skill in constructing bodies or even the horrible thought of altering authentic bodies, or… we are about to disclose information that could suggest that we have been visited by beings much different from ourselves. Whatever our results provide, a much larger mystery remains no matter the outcome…
We have decided to disclose our full investigation as it happened, providing vital information for free to the world in hope of providing unquestionable conclusions.
Stephen MeraStephen first became interested in the subject of UFOs and the paranormal at an early age and after leaving secondary school he studied at both South and North Trafford Colleges along with GEC Electrical for over 10 years and obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering.
During this time he began conducting research that he carried out on his own, until opening Cheshire UFO Group. In the early 90’s Stephen worked in Essex for NATO as a Telecommunications Officer, after which Stephen took over the running of MAPIT: (Manchester Aerial Phenomena Investigation Team) formerly run by David Reese. Stephen also joined BUFORA; (British UFO Research Association) and became a regional Investigative coordinator and tutor.
During the mid 90’s Stephen started writing the BITC; (British Investigators Training Course) in Anomalous Phenomena which today is the most recognized subject-related course of its kind internationally. He has conducted many science lectures at schools, colleges and universities around the UK. During the latter part of 1996 Stephen reformed MAPIT and also assisted in the launch of MARA; (Merseyside Anomalies Research Association). Stephen assisted with the launch of NUFORA; (The National UFO Research Association) and numerous other organizations.
He was also a member and investigator with NARO; (Northern Anomalies Research Organisation) ran by authors Peter Hough & Jenny Randles. In 1998 Stephen completed the BSY Parapsychology Course and in later years sat a Forensic Parapsychology Course followed by the Paranormal Investigation Course with the Unifaculty of London Institute of Forensic Parapsychology.
Mera has assisted, presented, or hosted of over 100 TV shows and is a regular featured guest on international radio. Stephen is an international lecturer and freelance journalist for a number of magazines and newspapers and has had several publications of his own including the A-Z of the Paranormal, Strange Happenings, Paranormal Reality, The Rochdale Poltergeist, and House of Fire and Whispers – (with co-author Jenny Ashford).
In 1999 Stephen constructed and launched SEP: (The Scientific Establishment of Parapsychology) situated in Manchester UK. He is also the director/owner of Phenomena Magazine, the world most recognized eZine of its kind. He continues to run the long standing organization MAPIT and is the head tutor of the British Investigators Training Course. Stephen went on to complete his Psychology Degree at Manchester University in 2003.
He holds many honorable membership positions with organisations and establishments internationally and was the official spokesman for the Hammer movie The Quiet Ones. He is also the official spokesman for the Fox TV series Outcast, and Onwinges Productions’ Travis movie. He is the official spokesman and UK Ambassador of ‘The Other Land of the Gods, executive producer of the ‘Erich Von Daniken Legacy Night,’ Honorary Advisor and Partner of Zohar Entertainment Group and host of Phenomena Project.
Barry FitzgeraldIrish born Barry Fitzgerald has nearly 30 years experience within the world of the supernatural. Appearing on all 56 episodes of Ghost Hunters International, he headed the team and explored a plethora of paranormal and supernatural phenomenon around the globe. He was recognized for his work in the paranormal world and received the award of Paranormal TV Personality of the Year 2016 from PSW, based in the Netherlands.
His natural progression led to the writing and publishing of books such as ‘The Complete Approach,‘ The Influence, My Home Is Haunted Now What?, In The Mist Of Gods, Banshee, Searching The Sídhe, and ‘Legend Seekers. An exciting new trilogy of fiction began in 2015 which include the novellas The Council Of Three, The Malice of Darkness, and Fracture released in March 2017. Being an avid photographer he opened a gallery exhibition displaying some of his collection in Lviv, Ukraine in 2011. The collection displayed the beauty of night unseen by the naked eye and highlighted the nature of the supernatural world.
Barry’s new line of research has taken him out of his comfort zone and into areas of Irish myth, legend and folklore leading him into the shadowy depths of the underworld not only in Ireland but around the globe uncovering shocking similarities between cultural stories. Discovering a line of knowledge hidden within Neolithic tombs has exposed a global network of doorways which could expose the true gods behind the veil.
On a cutting-edge edition of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code — True Crime every with hosts Joel Sturgis, Eric Olsen, and secret weapon, forensic psychologist Dr. Clarissa Cole — we dig into the fascinating phenomenon of virtual detecting with Hunt A Killer’s C.W.S., who is an expert on serial killers and the public’s fascination with them. C.W.S. will join us at Clarissa will lead us through the week’s freakiest True Crime news.
C.W.S., is a true crime blogger for the murder mystery subscription service, Hunt A Killer; and host of their podcast, Behind True Crime, where she interviews professionals working in the genre. When she was a kid, she would spend every Friday night studying America’s Most Wanted, dreaming of becoming an FBI detective. She is frighteningly knowledgeable about a wide range of cases, and has her finger on the pulse of the overall phenomenon of the public’s interest in serial killers. What possessed her and those at Hunt A Killer to think that people would want a box with threatening/terrifying content sent to their home each month? What kind of people sign up? Why? This gets to the heart of two things: the mystique of serial killers, and the psychology behind a populace that’s fascinated with them.
Besides the True Crime madness, C.W.S. also writes country music and rambles around the United States building campfires and hoping for the best. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s MFA program in poetry and has written and self-published two chapbooks, a travel memoir, two folk/country albums, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has been published in Transom, Matter, Wu-Wei Fashion Mag, the James Franco Review, Miracle Monocle, and Ghost Town. She lives in Seattle.
Hunt A Killer
Hunt A Killer is a monthly membership that spins dark tales for you to untangle. Enter the mind of a serial killer complete with clues, codes, and ciphers. Each month members receive items to aid their investigation: correspondence to interpret, objects to explore, and messages to analyze.
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On this addition of After Hours AM with hosts Joel Sturgis & Greg Greg Bakun welcome Alta & Chad Dillard authors "ORBDUCTED IN THE FRENCH QUARTER" "In 1997, Chad, Alta and Christine were taken from the corner of Frenchman Street and Decatur in the French Quarter. They call this "the night of missing time" where the three have shared their own individual experiences. Everything from Chad's Blue Being encounter, Alta's blonde Female Being and the unknown object found in the arm. Their story will take your breath away."
Celebrating 25 Years of New Orleans’ Iconic HOUSE OF SHOCK Haunted Attraction on After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio
Talking with founders Steve Joseph and Jay Gracianette
On a Halloweeny and celebratory episode of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — paranormal talk with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we chat with Steve Joseph and Jay Gracianette, co-founders of New Orleans’ iconic haunted attraction House of Shock, about their 25 years in the scare biz and what’s in store for their visitors this year. We talk with Steve and Jay at Top of hour 2; Hour 1 Joel and Eric delve into the week’s most intriguing paranormal news from the America’s Most Haunted Twitter feed.
House of Shock 25
New Orleans’ iconic haunted attraction House of Shock is celebrating 25 years of haunts and horrors with more macabre madness than ever. The anniversary exhibit and performances pay tribute to NOLA’s rich, 300-year history of witchcraft, voodoo, ghosts, and mayhem. The horror show and world-class haunted houses open to the public Friday, September 30.
House of Shock has weathered Hurricane Katrina, economic downturns, and even public ire to provide scares for a quarter-century. House of Shock’s lurid longevity is made possible by the dedication of a family of 350+ volunteers who contribute their complementary skill sets to raise the bar on exhibits and performances year-in and year-out. The House of Shock has enjoyed national and international exposure through publications such as Rolling Stone, Maxim, Playboy, BuzzFeed and Yahoo!, and was named Haunted Attraction Magazine’s “Number One Haunted House in the Country” in 2014, and The Travel Channel’s “Most Intense Haunted Attraction” in 2007.
House of Shock Founders.
Steve Joseph and Jay Gracianette — friends for over 30 years — met in the tight-knit New Orleans music community, playing in various bands together. They started the House of Shock with another music-industry friend, Ross Karpelman, as bored guys in their mid-20s in 1993 after a discussion about what Halloween had meant to them as kids. They wanted to bring something unique, exciting, and, of course, real damn scary, to their friends, family and city. Jay still plays music, as well as working professionally in home renovation, building design and construction. Steve J. is a professional pyrotechnics and production manager for artists such as Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, and KISS.
Frights for 2017
The House of Wax – Brand-new exhibit! Paying tribute to the city’s grisly industry and the old Musee Conti wax museum that stood in the French Quarter for 51 years. Rooms dedicated to local horrifying happenings, including the Murderess Madame Delphine Lalaurie, The Legend of the Rougarou, Marie Laveau, and Morgus the Magnificent.
Laff in the Dark 3D – Back by popular demand! An all-out 3D clown assault: a nod to classic funhouses, named after the infamous Pontchartrain Beach Fun House.
The entire exhibition also features floor-to-ceiling 3D paint murals, adding a tinge of kaleidoscopic hallucination to the otherwise depraved clown nightmare.
House of Shock Haunted House – 25,000 terrifying square feet, including The Bunker of Torture chamber room.
House of Shock Lord Belial
New Live Stage Show – All outdoor festivities are free to the public! Hosted by Lord Belial, featuring pyrotechnics, contortionists, sword swallowers, suspension body modifiers, demons and musical acts. Live music schedule can be found here! Full service bar and food stations located nearby.
Opening Night Zombie Prom featuring Meriwether – Sept. 30 – The New Orleans debut of the reunited original members of the Interscope recording artists Meriwether! Come dressed for the Zombie Prom and receive $5 off admission to The House of Shock!
25th Birthday Video Retrospective
The House of Shock Demon Van – Traveling across south Louisiana leading up to Halloween, sharing gifts, prizes and contests deals. Scares come free, too.
On a red-hot, breaking-news edition of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code — True Crime with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we talk with ace reporter Tonya Alanez about the Palm Beach Killer Clown cold case murder of Marlene Warren. Twenty-seven years later, 54 year-old Sheila Keen Warren has been charged with first degree murder in the case. We discuss the case with Tonya at top of hour 2; Hour 1 Joel and Eric review the week’s craziest True Crime news.
On Memorial Day 1990, Marlene Warren, 40, was at her ranch-style house in the affluent Aero Club development of Wellington in Palm Beach County, where the neighborhood had a private landing strip with taxiways to each home. Her son Joseph Ahrens and several of his friends were also there. Finishing up breakfast around 10:45 a.m. they noticed a White Chrysler LeBaron pull into the driveway and a person dressed as a clown carrying a flower arrangement and two balloons exit the vehicle and approach the front door. Marlene answered the front door, and as the clown offered the items to her witnesses heard a gunshot and Marlene fell to the ground. The person dressed as a clown calmly walked back to the LeBaron and drove away. Marlene sustained a gunshot wound to the face and was transported to Palm West Hospital where she died two days later.
During the initial investigation detectives identified a suspect, Sheila Keen, but an arrest was never made. In 2014, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit reopened the homicide investigation. Witnesses were re-contacted and additional DNA analysis was conducted. It also came to light that Sheila Keen had married Michael Warren, Marlene Warren’s husband, in 2002. Both had been living in Tennessee operating a restaurant together. As a result of the investigation, probable cause was established linking Sheila Keen Warren to the murder of Marlene Warren.
On August 31, 2017, this case was presented to a grand jury who issued a true bill for First Degree Murder. An arrest warrant was obtained for Sheila Warren. On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Sheila Warren, now 54, was located in Washington County, Virginia, and arrested without incident. Warren did not contest extradition to Florida and will arrive there Thursday morning.
Per Tonya Alanez’s article in the South Florida Sun Sentinel, retired detective Bill Williams, who worked on the original Marlene Warren slaying investigation, said “The attorneys in the state attorney’s office … made the right decision then. If you look at it in hindsight, if they had arrested her earlier and didn’t have a good enough case and she was found not guilty, you’d never be able to try her again,” he said. “I admire the sheriff’s office and those cold case guys who ran with it,” Williams added. “Back in the day, we didn’t have DNA. It would have been nice. At the time I was hoping they would do something, but things have a way of working out sometimes. I’m just happy that they followed up.”
Sheila Keen Warren Killer Clown
Sheila Keen Warren
In 1990 Sheila Warren, then 27, worked as a “repo lady” repossessing cars for Michael Warren’s auto dealership Bargain Motors on in West Palm Beach. And she was having an affair with him – they often took long lunches together and Warren began paying Keen’s rent when she separated from her husband Richard Keen in January 1990. Keen Warren must have been looking over her shoulder for the last 27 years because during the original investigation two store clerks from a West Palm Beach costume shop picked her out of a photo lineup after telling detectives that a woman had purchased a clown costume, makeup, orange wig, and a red nose two days before the shooting. Publix clerks also had identified her as the woman who bought flowers and balloons about 90 minutes before the killing. But she was never indicted, until now.
The Keens divorced in 2000. Two years later, she married Michael Warren in Las Vegas. They recently sold the Purple Cow, a drive-thru, fast food restaurant that sells American fare in Kingsport, Tennessee. The business was licensed in Keen Warren’s name. The couple lived in a three-bedroom house on 1.89 acres in Abingdon, Virginia,
Tonya Alanez reporter Killer Clown
Tonya Alanez is an experienced staff writer with the South Florida Sun Sentinel covers crime, cops and breaking news in Broward County. Since joining the Sun Sentinel in 2005, Alanez also has covered criminal courts and numerous legislative sessions in Tallahassee. She’s has also witnessed and covered two Death Row executions. Tonya is swift on breaking news, solid on rewrite, and frequently tapped to anchor stories for reporters in the field. She has an eye for telling details and an ear for quotes that matter. She was “outstanding graduate” in journalism news/editorial at the University of Oregon, and is a sun worshiper, beach lover, and java junkie.
Joel & Greg talk with Shari DeBenedetti.
" Tonight we talk with Shari DeBenedetti one of the stars of Ghost Hunters.
Shari became interested in the paranormal field at a very young age as she experienced many strange and unexplained things. But it wasn't until the age of 25 that she began to research and investigate the paranormal, because the house she lived in at the time was believed to be haunted. Shari and her family had many frightening experiences there. It was so bad that she was afraid to go into the house alone, not knowing what was going to happen next. That's when she decided to start investigating with her friends and eventually formed a team. Shari wanted to help others who were experiencing paranormal activity so that activity so that they would be comfortable living in their homes."