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.
The Deadly Magnolia
With her Gone with the Wind themed wedding, her handsome young husband and her massive mansion, it seemed that beautiful bride Pat Allanson had achieved her dream of becoming a real-life Scarlett O’Hara.
The Bikini Killer
During the 1970s, young people followed the Hippy Trail looking for peace and love but they found serial killer Charles Sobrahj.
Mommy and Clyde
A wealthy widow goes missing in Manhattan. The hunt for the shady tenant who lives downstairs will lead investigators to a ruthless mother and son grifting team.
The Staged Suicide
When Jim Seegan was found dead, sitting in an office chair with a gun in his left hand, all signs seemed to point to suicide.
Widow In The Freezer
The body of a wealthy widow was found in her deep freezer in the heart of East Texas oil country, and the events that unfolded were so wild that they inspired a Hollywood movie starring comedian Jack Black.
The Yoga Murder
Two are attacked in a Lululemon store: One is raped, tortured and beaten to death; her co-worker is found bloody, tied up and traumatized.
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.