ABOUT THE PODCAST
Created by Missy Jones, Straight Crime, Homie is a true crime comedy podcast recorded out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This podcast features a set of rotating guests consisting of Missy's (not true crime loving) friends and family.
Straight Crime, Homie takes a deep look into all things MURDER, and the savage crimes that have riddled our past as a civilized society. The hilarious commentary that ensues with Missy and her sometimes uncomfortable guests is what makes this podcast an instant favorite!
Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Missy's obsession with true crime started at a young age growing up with Minneapolis Police officers as parents. Her home life included frequent conversations about the macabre, and she spent her time diving into true crime documentaries and all things evil as she aged.
While her friends and family don't share the same passion for crime, Missy still engages them in frequent discussion about the evils of humanity - whether they like it or not!
EPISODE 12: MISSY, STEPHANIE, AND MATTHEW HOFFMAN
When neighbor Stephanie Sprang and 3 members of the Hermann family go missing, the horrifically bloody crime scene left at the house doesn't leave investigators with high hopes for rescue. What they find when they enter 30-year-old suspect Matthew Hoffman's home is instantly unsettling...and the strangeness of this story only begins to unfold. Listen as Missy and Stephanie discuss this killer story from 2010.
EPISODE 11: MISSY, KRISTIE, STEPHANIE, AND THE NORCAL RAPIST
With his series of attacks starting in 1991, the NorCal rapist stalked and terrorized women in the Northern California area for over 25 years. It wasn't until 2018 that a combination of DNA evidence, family trees, and genealogy websites led police to "ordinary guy", Roy Charles Waller. Listen as Missy, Kristie, and Stephanie go over one of their scariest crime spree stories yet.
EPISODE 10: MISSY, STEPHANIE, AND HELLE CRAFTS
When young mother Helle Crafts doesn't report to work as a flight attendant, her airline friends instantly know something is wrong. Her husband Richard's changing stories about her disappearance are troubling, but the immediate lack of any evidence calms the nerves of Richard's police officer coworkers. It's only when stories start coming out about the night of her disappearance that police start to realize something horrific has taken place in the Crafts home.
EPISODE 9: MISSY, CHRISSY, KRISTIE, AND KATHERINE KNIGHT
Known to have violent outbursts from a young age, 44-year-old Katherine Knight spent her adult years tormenting the men she dated and married. Nobody got to leave Katherine unscathed.
Her fascination with knives began when she started working in a slaughterhouse. She'd use her butchery skills to commit the most heinous crime by any woman in Australian history. Listen as Missy, Chrissy, and Kristie discuss the violent life of Katherine Knight.
EPISODE 8: MISSY, STEPHANIE, AND RICHARD CHASE
Coined the "Vampire of Sacramento", Richard Chase stalked and terrorized a small community in California during the late 1970s. As his fascination with blood grew, his need to kill and mutilate escalated beyond just the small animals in his neighborhood.
Join Missy and Stephanie as they delve into the depths of Richard's psychosis, and his rapid deterioration that left only destruction and brutality in its path.
EPISODE 7: MISSY, CHRISSY, AND JESSICA DISHON
When 17-year-old Jessica Dishon's car is found with her purse, 1 shoe, and her cell phone with the numbers 9-1 dialed on it, her family immediately knows she's in danger. The problem is, police believe she's just another runaway.
The botched investigation following the discovery of Jessica's mutilated body turns this case cold for over a decade. Listen as Missy and Chrissy discuss the twists and turns that make Jessica Dishon's murder a true American tragedy.
EPISODE 6: MISSY, CHRISSY, DARNELL SMITH, AND TINA LEJA
Darnell "Tequila" Smith and Tina Leja formed a truly evil match made in hell. A former homecoming queen turned prison guard, Tina met and fell in love with Darnell at Stillwater prison where he was serving time for raping a 12-year-old girl. Only 2 months after Smith's release they would go on to murder and dismember the body of Bobbie Dee Holder before burying him on her father's property.
This case is out of the Twin Cities - our own hometown stomping grounds! Hear the grisly details of the murder Missy and Chrissy first heard about while they were still in High School.
EPISODE 5: MISSY, KRISTIE, STEPHANIE, AND THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR
Looking to live in complete solitude, Dr. Friedrich Ritter and Dore Strauch leave Berlin, Germany to begin their new lives on the Galapagos Islands. Their dreams of private paradise are shattered when the Wittmer family decides to follow in their footsteps - literally - and build a home on the same Island. Tensions reach their boiling point when an Austrian Baroness and her two lovers arrive with the intention of building a hotel for millionaire yachters. Listen as Missy, Stephanie, and Kristie go over the disagreements, disappearances, and possible murders of these doomed Island inhabitants.
EPISODE 4: MISSY, STEPHANIE, CHRISSY, AND DANNY ROLLING
Known as the Gainesville Ripper, Danny Rolling brutally murdered 5 young college students near the University of Florida over a 3 day killing spree in 1990. While his crimes are particularly heinous, it's his strange behavior during and after his rampage that has made this story so sensational, yet wildly unheard of. Listen as Missy, Steph, and Chrissy dive in to talk about this odd, yet terrifying serial killer.
EPISODE 3: MISSY, KRISTIE, AND ED KEMPER
Episode 3 covers 6'9" serial killer, Ed Kemper! Called the Co-Ed Killer, Kemper murdered his grandparents when he was only 15. He then went on to murder 8 more women, including his own mother, after his release. Murdering mostly hitchhikers, his crimes include stabbing, shooting, strangling, rape, decapitation, necrophilia, and other disturbing acts. Hear Missy and Kristie discuss his despicable crime spree in Episode 3 of Straight Crime, Homie.
EPISODE 2: MISSY, STEPHANIE, PAUL BERNARDO, AND KARLA HOMOLKA
Episode 2 covers the Ken and Barbie killers, Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka! Coined the Scarborough rapist, Paul Bernardo viciously raped more than 11 young women before the couple came together and brutally raped and murdered 3 teenage girls TOGETHER. One victim included Karla's younger sister, Tammy. In this controversial case, the killers videotaped the assaults, which would later be the direct evidence used to convict Paul. Karla, who made a plea deal before her involvement was truly discovered, received only 12 years in prison and is out on the streets today....
EPISODE 1: MISSY, CHRISSY, AND CINDY JAMES
After enduring 6.5 years of "alleged" stalking and torment, Cindy James was found hogtied with a black stocking tied around her head. After being missing for 2 weeks, her body was found in the yard of an abandoned house not far from her home.
Police ruled her death a suicide despite her pleas for help over the years, and a coroners ruling that her death was NOT a suicide, murder, or accident - it was caused by an "unknown event". She was found with a needle mark in her arm, and died from a lethal dose of morphine that was INGESTED, not injected.
Do you think it was suicide? Or was it murder? Listen for the details before you make your decision!