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Savannah Brymer hosts "Killer Instinct", a true-crime podcast that sheds light on horrific events, but more importantly, attempts to bring justice to the many grieving families that these crimes have touched. Every Wednesday, Savannah breaks down the events leading up to the crime, as well as proposes multiple theories as to what could’ve happened, all with the help of listeners and even the victim's families. Get the ad-free version here: https://killerinstinct.supercast.tech/ We wanna make ...
 
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Rebecca Zahau's death was ruled a suicide by investigators twice, so why did a civil suit brought against her boyfriend's brother show that he killed her? This week, Savannah breaks down the incredibly twisted tale surrounding Rebecca Zahau's hanging. Just the day before Rebecca was found dead, Rebecca was at billionaire Jonah Shacknai's home when …
 
The future was bright for up-and-coming Houston-based influencer Alexis Sharkey. She had an exciting new job, a new marriage and making her way in a new town until it was all tragically cut short. This week, Savannah explores Alexis' life and death, as well as the main suspect in her death, her husband Tom Sharkey, who committed suicide after being…
 
On the night of September 22, 2006, Cassie Jo Stoddard was housesitting for her aunt. Her boyfriend and 2 classmates, Brian Lee Draper and Torey Michael Adamcik, joined Cassie to watch a movie. Little did Cassie know that she was hanging out with 2 disturbed individuals who had been planning her murder. This week, Savannah explores how Brian and To…
 
Carl "Charlie" Brandt seemed to have a normal upbringing when one night he just snapped. Charlie shot and killed his pregnant mother and unborn sibling, wounded his father, then turned the gun to his sister Angela. Luckily, the gun was empty and Angela Brandt was able to escape to a neighbors and call for help, but this would not be the end of Char…
 
After Nicholas Barclay went missing for nearly 3 years, the family was elated to hear that their son had been found safe in Spain, but the person they met halfway across the world was not their son, it was a con man. This week, Savannah explores the case of Nicholas Barclay, who has yet to be found to this day. A French man named Frédéric Pierre Bo…
 
Mary Bell is likely currently living a quiet and simple life with her daughter. But Mary's past is so shocking, she was granted lifetime anonymity and her current whereabouts are unknown. This week, Savannah details the killings of 2 young boys, Brian Howe and Martin Brown, at the hands of then-10-year-old Mary Bell. Mary lived a troubled life, bei…
 
5-Year-Old Summer Wells went missing from her family's 11-acre property in Tennessee on June 15, 2021 and hasn't been seen since. This week, Savannah explores the scrutiny the family has been under since they reported her missing, and the doubts that investigators feel about the family's claim that Summer must've been kidnapped. Savannah will also …
 
Welcome to Ghostwriter, a new gripping and suspenseful podcast movie listening experience from C13Features. In Ghostwriter, Kate Mara and Adam Scott star in a psychological thriller about a former journalist who reluctantly accepts a job ghostwriting a new murder mystery novel for an eccentric billionaire. Kate Michaels has been living a solitary l…
 
After a night of drinking and drug use, Lauren Spierer told her friends that she was walking back home. In that short 5 minute walk, Lauren disappeared and hasn't been seen since. This week, Savannah explores the multitude of theories surround Lauren's case, including her potentially being another victim of serial killer Israel Keyes, her friends d…
 
Helle Crafts had secretly been tracking her husband's affairs and was planning on filing for divorce when she went missing. Her husband, Richard Crafts, came up with several stories to explain her sudden disappearance before deciding that he didn't know where she was. It didn't take long for Richard to become the main suspect and even be convicted …
 
In 1987, a former prosecutor named Margaret Coon took her dog for a walk in one of Louisiana’s safest and most affluent parishes. The next morning, she was found dead on the side of the road with a single stab wound in her back. St. Tammany Parish advertises itself as a safe haven from the crime and corruption of New Orleans, attracting thousands o…
 
Thomas Bartlett "Bart" Whitaker had a loving family that he threw away the night he plotted to have them murdered. While out having a celebratory dinner, no one in his family could've imagined the horror that waited for them when they got back home. This week, Savannah details how Bart hired a hitman to kill his family as soon as they set foot insi…
 
There are many sordid and dark details to the life and eventual capture of murderer and rapist Franklin Delano Floyd. This week, Savannah walks you through his deeply troubled upbringing and years of abuse while moving around the various prisons and institutions, leading to the murder of a young child and suspected murder of his wife, who was later…
 
It's been 29 years since 3 women disappeared from their own home in Springfield, Missouri. Mother Sherrill Elizabeth Levit, Sherril's daughter Suzanne “Suzie” Elizabeth Streeter, and Suzie's friend Stacy Kathleen McCall mysteriously disappeared from Sherrill's home. There were several reports of the women being spotted with strange men and creepy c…
 
If you've been online in the past few months, there's a very high chance you've heard about the Gabby Petito case, but with details coming in all the time, there's a lot to uncover. For the final episode of Halloweek, Savannah breaks down the timeline of Gabby Petito's disappearance and presents all the facts and details that we currently know. The…
 
The Zodiac Killer began his killing spree in the 1960s in Northern California, killing at least 5 people, potentially as many as 37. And despite calling in the murders and leaving taunting letters and codes for police and newspapers, he has never been caught. Recently, a group of detectives and investigators called The Case Breakers claim to have f…
 
His neighbors new Robert Hansen as a quiet, but pleasant man. But Robert was a sadistic serial killer who kidnapped women off the street, dropped them off in a forest, then hunted them for sport using guns, knives and bow and arrows. He is often referred to as "The Butcher Baker," due to his day job as the local baker, and the fact that he has kill…
 
The Greyhound Bus Murders is one of the most violent and disturbing cases in Canadian history. Tim McLean was innocently sitting on the bus when the unthinkable happened, the man next to him began stabbing him to death for absolutely no reason. Vince Li brutally attacked Tim, causing a 4-hour long standoff with the police. Savannah explores the gru…
 
In the very first episode of Halloweek, Savannah brings you the terrifying case of serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, better known as "The Amazon Review Killer." Todd was a successful and charming real estate agent with a 100-acre plot of land. But that land was more than a sign of wealth, it harbored a horrifying secret. After Kala Brown and boyfriend C…
 
In August of this year, Savannah showcased the Murdaugh family, a wealthy family in South Carolina that has been linked to multiple murders, including the mother and youngest son, This week, Savannah brings you new developments on the cases since the last episode aired, including the arrest of the patriarch of the family, Alex Murdaugh. Before Alex…
 
In one of the most twisted family affairs ever covered on Killer Instinct, Savannah details the disturbing double homicide of Anthony Anastasi and Jacqueline Riggs. Ann Marie Anastasi got caught in between her husband Anthony and his new live-in girlfriend Jacqueline. Ann recruited her 13-year-old daughter and her daughter's 18-year old boyfriend, …
 
Mark Twitchell was an aspiring filmmaker with a successful cult film, a wife and a young child. But he harbored a dark secret, the inexplicable desire to become a serial killer, partly inspired by the fictional character Dexter from the eponymous show. This week, Savannah explores how Mark was able to catfish two unsuspecting men from dating sites …
 
Karissa Boudreau was only 13 years old when her mother lured her to an empty area, strangled her, hid her body, then reported her missing. Savannah explores how Penny Boudreau, Karissa's mother and killer, attempted to trick police by staging a sexual assault and lying about the events of that fateful day. Savannah details the investigation into Ka…
 
Nicholas "Niko" P and Ani Okeke Ewo were 2 star athletes and honor-roll students when they innocently accepted an invitation to a party one weekend night. Little did they know that they had actually accepted an invitation to a torture chamber that would nearly leave them dead. This week, Savannah explores the unimaginable abuse these 2 men endured,…
 
What began as a simple home renovation project in San Marino, CA, ended in an arrest for murder. When Johnathan Sohus' body was uncovered in the backyard of the home, investigators were able to finally pin the killing on long-time con artist Christian Gerhartsreiter AKA Clark Rockafeller, Christopher Chichester, and many other aliases. But one myst…
 
Diane Kyne was murdered in her own home while her husband and son were there, those details are not disputed. What's not clear is which of the 2 men is the witness and which is the murderer? This week, Savannah breaks down the baffling case of a father and son blaming each other for a murder. 2 separate 911 calls, 2 separate stories, but only one t…
 
The story of Amber Smith's attack is a story of survival, but her ordeal was still horrifying. This week, Savannah details how Amber was bound, beaten and left for dead at Cottonwood Glen Park, a park near where she lived. Amber didn't remember much of her attack and the case went cold for over 4 years. As luck would have it, a man named Stefan Moo…
 
Savannah would like to bring you an exciting new podcast surrounding the Theranos controversy called "Bad Blood." Bad Blood will focus on the trial of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the now defunct blood testing startup, Theranos. Hosted by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, John Carreyrou, whose reporting for The Wall Street Journal first uncovered …
 
Katherine Waring seemingly vanished out of thin air on June 12, 2009. When an uncharacteristically large-sum check surfaced, having been signed by Katherine (who went by Kate), it started a chain of events that ultimately lead to the horrifying truth, Kate was brutally tased, beaten and drowned by people that she trusted. This week, Savannah detail…
 
This case actually involves several cases of accidental death and murder. Savannah explores the legacy of the famous (and often infamous) Murdaugh family and the many tragedies that have surrounded them. Savannah starts with the most recent incident on June 7, 2021 where Maggie and her son Paul Murdaugh were found shot to death near their hunting l…
 
Introducing the new podcast, "The Haunted Estate with Celina Spooky Boo"! If you’re the kind of person who drives by a car accident, and is like, yes I’m going to look even though I don’t want to then you’ve come to the right place. To subscribe now, go to: https://bit.ly/TheHauntedEstateWithCelinaSpookyBoo Welcome to The Haunted Estate, hosted by …
 
Lindsay AKA Lynsie Ekelund went missing after going out with some friends one night in February 2000. It would take almost a decade to find her true killer. This week, Savannah runs down the small pool of suspects, including Lynsie's own mother, and why it took a fresh set of eyes on the case to ultimately discover what happened to Lynsie that nigh…
 
In May of 1995, Alan Beaman was sentenced to 50 years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lockmiller. Seems like case closed, right? This week, Savannah examines Jennifer's tragic final moments before she was discovered murdered in her home, why Alan was the main target from early on in the investigation, and why Alan was ultimately set fr…
 
Sadie Hartley was a hardworking & successful businesswoman who began dating a man named Ian Johnston. Little did Sadie know that simply by being with Ian, that would cause a ripple effect that would lead to her murder. Savannah explores the tragic backstory of one of Sadie's murderers Sarah Williams, Sarah's torrid affair with Ian, and how Sarah an…
 
Andrea and Russell "Rusty" Yates lived a complicated life, plagued with mental illness and a religious zealot. All of their issues culminated in Andrea Yates systematically drowning her five children in their home bathroom while Rusty was off at work. Savannah explores Andrea and Rusty's family history and strained lifestyle that might answer just …
 
Also known as the Rotenberg Cannibal, Armin Meiwes is currently serving a life sentence for cutting up and consuming Bernd Jürgen Armando Brandes, a man he met over a chatroom for people with cannibalistic fetishes. Savannah explores Armin and Brandes' background, the night that Armin and Brandes met up to consume Brandes and videotape the entire e…
 
When police found the body of Zack Bowen on the roof of a parking garage, they had no idea this would unravel one of the most bizarre cases in New Orleans history. They found a note with a confession from Zack and instructions leading them to his apartment. It was there they found the dismembered body of Addie Hall, along with her severed head boil…
 
Kenneth Parnell was a serial sex offender living in Northern California when he kidnapped Steven Stayner from his home. He created a new identity for Steven and held him captive for several years before abducting Timothy White. The two boys would encounter abuse for years before finally making their incredible escape. But the trauma and damage done…
 
15-year-old Kelly Cook received a call on April 22, 1981 requesting her babysitting services by a man named Bill Christensen. Bill picked Kelly up that night and she was never seen alive again. Kelly's body was discovered months later, but as of now, no one has been arrested for her murder. This week, Savannah examines Kelly's life, a few of the po…
 
Saannah brings you the exciting new season of "Smoke Screen" from Neon Hum Media. In season 2, "I Am Rama" host and award-winning journalist Jonathan Hirsch uncovers the story of Dr. Frederick Lenz III AKA Rama, through the eyes of his students, some who loved Rama, and others who denounce him to this day. You’ll hear personal stories from the peop…
 
Dennis Nilsen has many monikers, and he has earned them all through his cruel killings of at least 16 innocent men and boys. Savannah explores Dennis' background and how he struggled with his sexuality, as well as how Dennis lured victim after victim to his apartment to strangle, dismember, and even store various dead bodies. Plus, Savannah examine…
 
This week, Savannah brings you an ongoing investigation of a brutal murder of an innocent 13-year-old girl, Tristyn Bailey. Tristyn's killer, 14-year-old Aiden Fucci, had talked about his urge to lure someone into the woods and kill them, and it appears that he did just that. When Tristyn's body was discovered, they found that she was stabbed nearl…
 
Colvin “Butch” Hinton III kidnapped, raped and murdered Shannon Melendi in March 1994, but authorities didn't know that when they personally spoke to Butch and he provided an alibi. Ten years after Shannon went missing, Butch was finally charged with her murder. But why did it take so long? This week, Savannah digs into the facts of the case, the h…
 
When the 31-year-old mother of two LaJoya McCoy was not answering calls or texts, her family began to worry, and rightfully so. They could have no idea that LaJoya was murdered by her enraged ex Jose Roberto Turner and left in her car just a mile away from her apartment. This week, Savannah explores LaJoya's life, which was filled with love and suc…
 
Beverly Carter was a wife, grandmother, friend and successful real estate agent when she disappeared after showing a home. After her friends and family received strange texts from her phone, they contacted police and the investigation began. Savannah examines how investigators eventually honed in on Arron Lewis as the prime suspect, a man who was a…
 
Despite being an experienced hunter, Jerry Michael "Mike" Williams was thought to either have drowned or even been eaten by alligators while out for a routine duck hunt near his home of Tallahassee, Florida. After years of investigation, however, the truth turned out to be far more sinister. Savannah details the discovery of Mike's body almost 20 y…
 
Richard Goodman, now known as Kevin Cooper, was no Boy Scout when he was given the death sentence for the brutal murder of the Ryen family. But here's the thing many in the legal system believe that Kevin is innocent. Savannah explores Kevin's checkered past and what lead him to be the main suspect in these horrendous crimes. She also examines why …
 
Tanner Ward left behind an infant daughter when he was found dead, hanging from a tree in a wooded area of Trenton, Kansas. Officials deemed the death a suicide by hanging, but his family isn't so sure. Savannah discuss the mysterious details surrounding Tanner's case, including how his family emphatically states that he had no reason to take his o…
 
On May 25, 1996, Kristin attended a frat party near her college campus, California State Polytechnic University. She was last seen being helped to her dorm by Paul Flores. She was found legally dead in May 2002, despite that her body has never been recovered. Savannah dissects the efforts to retrace Kristin's steps and how Paul and his father Ruben…
 
21, that's the amount of times the Bricca family was stabbed to death. This week, Savannah explores the case that has puzzled Cincinnati investigators for over 50 years, the brutal slaying of the Bricca family in their own home in 1966. When neighbors noticed strange things about the Bricca household, they went over to the home and made a gruesome …
 
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