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Dark Downeast

Dark Downeast: Maine and New England's True Crime Podcast digs into the decades-old and modern day cases that prickle the history of Vacationland and beyond – the unsolved homicides, undetermined deaths, unexplained disappearances and other dark stories of New England.

Investigative journalist and storyteller Kylie Low gets straight to the story with a mix of narrated episodes and documentary style production featuring interviews with surviving family and friends and insight on the investigations from detectives and sources who know these cases best.

This is heart-centered, ethical true crime, bringing light to stories you’re not hearing on other podcasts. It is Dark Downeast's mission to honor the legacy of the humans at the heart of each story and bring new attention to the cases still awaiting justice. 

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The Disappearance of Regina Brown (Connecticut)

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  • 650 views
  • 5 months ago
  • 47:40

Nearly four decades after a Connecticut flight attendant and mother disappeared without a trace, investigators don’t seem any closer to solving the mystery. But ask anyone who knows anything about Regina Brown’s life, and they’ll tell you exactly what they believe happened and who they feel is responsible for her disappearance…If only they had the evidence to prove it. If you have information relating to the 1987 disappearance of Regina Brown, please contact the Newtown Police Department at (203) 270-4237 or the anonymous tip line at (203) 270-8888.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/reginabrown Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case 

The Murder of Patricia Scoville (Vermont)

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  • 560 views
  • 5 months ago
  • 38:27

On a crisp fall day in October of 1991, Patricia Scoville set out for a bike ride on the scenic Moss Glen Falls trails in Stowe, Vermont. When she hadn’t returned home more than two days later, Patty’s roommate reported her missing, triggering a search and rescue effort that soon morphed into a homicide investigation. The case that unfolded baffled investigators for almost two decades, but the person responsible for Patricia’s death could only hide for so long. Thanks to efforts by Patty’s parents, police got a new investigative tool that would lead them right to the killer’s doorstep.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/patriciascovilleFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.

The Murder of Roberta "Bobbie" Miller (New Hampshire)

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  • 690 views
  • 5 months ago
  • 42:40

When 54-year-old Bobbie Miller and her dog were found dead in their Gilford, New Hampshire home one November afternoon in 2010, it didn’t take long for the public to point the finger at her former husband. The circumstances might be convincing, but over a decade later, no one has been arrested for Bobbie’s murder. Her family waits alongside so many others for closure in her unsolved homicide. If you have information about the 2010 unsolved homicide of Roberta “Bobbie” Miller, please contact the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit at (603) 271-2663 or email coldcaseunit@dos.nh.gov. You can also leave a tip via the NH Cold Case tip form: https://business.nh.gov/ColdCaseTips/Tip.aspx. There is a $55,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Bobbie Miller’s killer. View source material and photos for this episode at https://darkdowneast.com/robertabobbiemiller/Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.

The Disappearance of John Lango (Pennsylvania)

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  • 530 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 17:17

On January 1, 1988, 17-year-old John Lango walked out the front door of his home in Pottsville, Pennsylvania never to return. He was treated as a runaway, but now more than three decades later, all signs indicate John never meant to disappear on his own. John Lango’s case unfolded just outside the boundaries of New England. However, Dark Downeast is sharing this mini episode alongside other audiochuck shows to bring attention to unsolved missing persons cases in honor of National Missing Persons Day. John Lango’s case remains open and active with the Pottsville Police Department. If you have any information relating to his disappearance, please contact Pottsville PD at (570) 622-1234. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/johnlangoFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.

The Disappearance of Audrey Groat (Vermont)

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  • 640 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 42:45

It has been more than three decades since the day 41-year-old Audrey Groat left her Northfield, Vermont home supposedly for an afternoon of shopping only to vanish without a trace. The initial search for the missing mother had just a few details to go on, but not even those details can really be trusted. The most important question still lingers: What really happened on that August afternoon in 1993? If you have any information relating to the disappearance of Audrey Groat, please contact Vermont State Police Lieutenant John MacCallum at John.MacCallum@vermont.gov or you can submit an anonymous tip by texting VTIPS to 274637.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/audreygroatFollow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTokTo suggest a case visit darkdowneast.com/submit-caseDark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.

The Victims of the Hitch-Hike Murderer (Massachusetts)

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  • 950 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 45:04

On a chilly December night in 1972 just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, what might have been just a routine traffic stop took an unexpected turn when two police officers trailed a mysterious man in a dark Cadillac and their pursuit spiraled into a high-speed chase and a shoot out. When officers finally caught up to the vehicle and apprehended the driver, the past four months of fear and torment through the greater Boston area would finally come to an end. These are the stories of Kathleen Randall, Deborah Rae Stevens, Ellen Reich, Sandra Ehramjian, Damaris “Synge” Gillispie and Ruth Hamilton. View source material and photos for this episode at Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok To suggest a case, please visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case/Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.

The Murder of Gwendolyn Taylor (Massachusetts)

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  • 820 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 42:22

On the night Gwendolyn Taylor was attacked just outside her apartment building in Dorchester, Massachusetts, witnesses watched helplessly as an unknown man grabbed the 18-year old, demanded money, and told everyone within earshot not to call the police. When her body was discovered hours later, those same witnesses found themselves at the heart of the investigation. Their recollections of the man they saw that night pointed authorities to a suspect, and blood evidence left no room for doubt: Thomas Rosa Jr. was their guy. But no matter how self-confident, it’s possible investigators got it wrong, and Thomas Rosa Jr. is fighting to prove it. View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/gwendolyntaylor.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.To suggest a case, please visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case/.Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.

The Suspicious Death of Barbara Ann Ripley (Maine)

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  • 1.2K views
  • 6 months ago
  • 51:52

It was early afternoon of September 29, 1971 and 11-year old Barbara Ann Ripley should’ve been getting off the bus at home in North Yarmouth, Maine like she did every Wednesday. When she didn’t walk through the front door on schedule, her mother went looking for Barbara in what she thought was the most likely of places. But Barbara wasn’t there, and not even an extensive days-long search effort would uncover any trace of the little girl. Over a decade passed before the community and the Ripley family got answers, but it seemed a self-proclaimed psychic had tried to tip investigators off years before she was finally discovered. Despite the status of her case, one critical question still lingers: What really happened to Barbara? View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/barbaraannripley.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.To suggest a case, please visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case/. Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.

The Murder of Matthew Margolies (Connecticut)

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  • 2.3K views
  • 7 months ago
  • 41:28

When 13-year old Matthew Margolies didn’t come home for supper on the night of August 31, 1984, police in Greenwich, Connecticut launched a full scale search scouring the Pemberwick woods and waters of the Byram River for any sign of the young fisherman.Despite numerous suspects and abundant evidence over the last 40 years, police have failed to make an arrest in this senseless crime that tossed the otherwise idyllic New England town into a state of chaos.The 1984 homicide of Matthew Margolies remains open and active. If you have any information relating to this case, please contact the Greenwich Police Tip line at 203-622-3333 or toll free at 800-372-1176. Tips may also be emailed to tips@greenwichct.org.View source material and photos for this episode at darkdowneast.com/matthewmargolies.Follow @darkdowneast on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.To suggest a case, please visit darkdowneast.com/submit-case/. Dark Downeast is an audiochuck and Kylie Media production hosted by Kylie Low.