Johnny Gosch Part 2 ////// 58
Today we cover part 2 of the disappearance of young Johnny Gosch. Last week we went through the details of Johnny going out to do his paper route early in the morning. Twice a vehicle approached Johnny and a man with dark hair and slurred speech asked him for directions. Shortly after Johnny disappeared and he has never been seen since... Or has he?
Beer of the week - Jade IPA by Foothills Brewing, Winston Salem, North Carolina
Garage Grade - 4 1/2 bottle caps out of 5
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Johnny Gosch Part 2 ////// 58
Johnny Gosch ////// 57
Etan Patz, Jacob Wetterling, Beverly Potts, Steven Stayner, Adam Walsh and Elizabeth Smart few if any are more famous than the child abduction of Johnny Gosch. It's a typical horror story but this time the boogeyman is real and we don't know his name. Young Johnny lives in a wonderful neighborhood in West Des Moines, Iowa. He comes from a great family. He has a paper route and he saves his money. Recently he purchased the dirt bike he had always wanted. On Sunday, September 5, 1982 Johnny got up early to hit the pavement and deliver the newspaper just like he did every weekend. He went down to the corner and picked up the papers. He said hi to some of the other boys who were prepping for their morning routes. A vehicle stops and asks Johnny for directions and just like that 12 year old Johnny Gosch is gone! But this story is far from over. Join us in the garage for suds and speculation as we discuss the disappearance of young Johnny Gosch.
Beer of the Week - Des Moines IPA by Confluence Brewing Company - Des Moines IOWA
Garage Grade - 3 and 3/4 bottle caps out of 5
The Atlanta Child Murders ////// 56
In Atlanta, Georgia over a two year period between the summer of 1979 through the spring of 1981 there was a killer striking with an unheard of frequency. At least 28 African-American children and young adults were killed. This series of murders is sometimes called the Atlanta Child Murders. When it comes to criminal investigations we often hear how "it's not like it is on tv" yet this case was different, very different because it truly was a lot like how you would see a case work out on tv. The Atlanta Murders has all of the necessary attributes of a really good mystery and movie like investigative drama. An unknown person or persons is killing a major cities African-American youth sometimes at the rate of two or three a month and remains undetected despite the police's best efforts. The FBI and BCI units are called in. They even assembled a group of "Super Cops" from all over the country to come to Atlanta and lend their expertise. When the killer is finally caught it turns out to be one of the cities' own, a native. Then years after Wayne Williams is convicted of the murders some would come forward and wonder just how guilty is he and was he in fact responsible for all of the murders?
Beer of the Week - Hop Circle Sessions IPA by Red Brick Brewing Company
Garage Grade - 4 and 1/4 bottle out of 5 bottle caps
London Nude Murders ////// 55
We have all heard of Jack the Ripper, there is probably no more famous unsolved case invovling a serial killer. But nearly 70 years after Scotland Yard searched for the Ripper police had one of the largest manhunts in London's history. The search for the killer dubbed Jack the Stripper. This Jack was killing prostitutes and leaving their naked bodies in the River Thames and in the cities alleyways. This Jack did not taunt the police by writing letters and laughing at them on paper, no he simply gave them another body. we take the flying garage ship to England and review this strange cold case.
Beer of the Week - Jack-O by Travelers
Garage Grade - 4 out of 5 bottle caps
The Serial Killer's Apprentice ////// 54
In the early 80's, someone was killing little girls in northern Ohio. Between October 1981 and June of 1983 the bodies of three young girls had turned up. In the first case, 12 year old victim Tina Harmon was seen with a man in his early 20's shortly before she went missing. The next victim 11 year old Krista Harrison was abducted right in front of her friend. The friend described the kidnapper as a white man who looked to be about 25 to 35 years old. In 1983 police connected the crimes to a local serial rapist 43 year old Robert Buell. Robert quickly admits to the rapes of several grown women. He would claim his innocence regarding the deaths of the young girls for the next 18 years, including his last words before his execution. we are joined again by long time garage friend James Renner to discuss the possiblity of the second killer theory known as the serial killer's apprentice.
Beer of the week: Lake Erie Monster by Great Lakes Brewing Company
Garage Grade: 3 and 3/4 bottle caps out of 5