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San Francisco John Doe #60

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On June 15th, 1985, the body of a young man was found in San Francisco's SoMa district.

Despite being unable to learn the man's identity, police quickly discovered that the young man had been tortured and mutilated before his death. Just days after his discovery, the Santa Ana Orange County Register declared that the victim had been "bled to death and that he was butchered in ritualistic fashion in a type of devil-worship ceremony."

Two years later, a violent convict confessed to having covered up the crime for his former-lover and roommate. The following investigation and trial would unearth a cult that had been preying on San Francisco's most vulnerable... or did both fall prey to the decade's rampant Satanic Panic?


Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan

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This episode features a promo for the podcast Murder Mile, which provides an interesting take on the true crime genre


Music Credits

ROZKOL - "The Fruit Will Rot"

Percival Pembroke - "North Atlantic Treaty Organization"

Rec008 - "Contemplation"

Sergey Cheremisinov - "Sleepwalker IV"

Other original music created & composed by Ailsa Traves