Episode 104 – Hidden Obsessions

In Hamilton, Ohio, two bike riders discover a human torso on the East bank of the Great Miami River. The Butler County Sheriff’s office and the Butler County Coroner respond to the scene and begin an investigation.

In San Diego, California, a transient rummaging through a dumpster behind a pet store finds a human finger and calls 911. Officers respond and find an additional 8 finger tips that appeared to be burned, as well as bolt cutters, a used roll of duct tape, cigarette lighters, bloodstained rubber gloves, and numerous other telling evidence of a murder.

In both cases, the murderer went out of his way in an attempt to hide any evidence the victim’s body might carry to lead investigators to them. In the end, community participation and cutting edge forensic technology leads authorities to the guilty parties.