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Ep. 116 & 117 Terribly Strong

Updated: Jun 27, 2023

Part 1: "Nickel-Sized Holes"

In 1972, Laura Brock, a college student in Washington, went missing while hitchhiking; her body was found hours later. She had been beaten, raped, and murdered. Eight months later, 15-year-old Kathy Miller got into a stranger's car and vanished. When her plastic-wrapped body was discovered, the beating death she suffered and the circumstances surrounding the murders pointed to a man with the strength of ten and a chilling criminal record. A man named Harvey Carignan.

Part 2: "Red Circles"

Last week I told you the story of Harvey Carignan- a man who took to using a want ad to lure young women into his grasp. Today, I'll be telling you about his continued violence after a move to Minnesota, a series of unsolved murders he was suspected of committing in California, his many trials for his endless crimes and how Harvey, responsible for attacking, raping and killing as many 180 girls and women, was brought down by a traffic stop.

Harvey Carignan Mug Shots

Photos courtesy of Murderpedia, Wikipedia, and Radford University, Serial Killer Calendar

Left: Carignan at the gas station

Right: An example of the 1966 maroon Toronado Oldsmobile Carignan drove

Photos courtesy of: Facebook and Car & Driver

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Aine Robertson
Aine Robertson
Nov 06, 2023

I'm a Santa Rosa native and was so surprised to hear my town come up in this episode. I first heard about the murders in 2020 during my quarantine true crime binge, and also found out that I lived near and had been driving past one of the body dump sites for most of my life 🙃(which is absolutely NOT information that needs to be learned at 2am stuck in a cabin in the hills of wine country). I've only ever seen Bundy being suspected of doing them, this is the first time I've ever heard of this guy

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