A look into the minds of real-life American Psychos
When we think of white-collar criminals, we picture a CEO getting caught up in the latest financial scandal. But there is a subgroup within these seemingly nonviolent offenders who are never discussed in mainstream media – the white-collar criminals who kill.
Join Catherine Townsend as she dives into the minds of these real-life American Psychos…who are often hiding in plain sight. This is Red Collar.
In 1977, wealthy widow Helen Brach, heiress to the Brach candy fortune, disappeared without a trace after a doctor’s appointment in Chicago.
Robert and Maria Marshall were the ultimate power couple…until the night when they got a flat tire. A gunman came out of the darkness, Rob was attacked and Maria was brutally murdered.
When beloved local businesswoman Mary Ann Clibbery is found bludgeoned to death in her office right before Christmas, police question multiple suspects at work.
John McAfee found fame, and made millions, as a cyber security expert in the 1990s. But then he moved to Belize, and surrounded himself with an armed group of gangsters and a group of teenage girlfriends.
Kathleen McLean thought she had found the man of her dreams when she married tall, handsome doctor Ingolf Tuerk.
When Juliana Redding, a beautiful young aspiring actress, is found beaten and strangled in her Santa Monica bungalow, the case turns into a real-life Hollywood thriller.
Catherine began her career as a staff writer for New York magazine and then moved to London, where she created the “Sleeping Around” dating column for The Independent newspaper. She wrote two bestselling books based on her columns – and discovered that dating and detective work have a lot in common.
But her true passion has always been solving mysteries. So after moving back to Los Angeles, she channeled her inner Nancy Drew and, after three years and 6,000 hours of training, acquired her private investigator license.
She threw herself into investigative journalism full-time, and is now the host of the hit iHeartMedia podcast Hell and Gone in addition to audiochuck’s Red Collar.
Catherine holds a B.A. in Journalism and Politics from New York University and an M.A. in International Journalism from City University in London.
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