Drinking The Cool Aid

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By: Megan and Hanna Hawkins

Drinking The Cool Aid is a true crime podcast with two sisters, Megan and Hanna. We cover recent and cold cases, paranormal, unsolved mysteries, serial killers, disappearances, conspiracies, and pretty much all things spooky. We go in depth with our twisted stories and sprinkle in a little humor. "Tell your friends, tell your cats, ummm byyeeeee!"

Kaitlyn Ledbetter // 211 // Unsolved disappearance
#211
Yesterday at 5:00 AM

On May 2nd, 2021, around 5 AM, 26-year-old Kaitlyn Ledbetter, allegedly leapt out of her bedroom window after an argument with her father's girlfriend.  Her father, Scott, said he saw Kaitlyn running towards the woods, and that was the last time he saw her.  She was barefoot, wearing pajamas, and didn't take her phone.

If you have any information regarding Kaitlyn's disappearance, please contact the Overton County Sheriff's Department at 931-823-5635.

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Sunny Sramek // 210 // unsolved disappearance
#210
04/07/2024

On April 20th, 2019, 18-year-old Sunny Sramek left her home in Trenton, Nebraska, with a male Indvidual.  They were allegedly taking a trip to Omaha to pick up the man's niece, but Sunny hasn't been seen or heard from since.  She was last seen wearing denim shorts and a black tank top.  She was in a 2004 white Ford Explorer with an Iowa license plate HGJ341.  If you have any information about Sunny, please contact the FBI Omaha Division at 402-493-8688.

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William Rankin // 209 // The man who rode the thunder
03/31/2024

William Rankin was flying an F-8 Crusader jet fighter on July 26th, 1959.  During the flight, the engine stopped, and a fire warning light flashed.  He was forced to eject and parachute into a cloud, where he got stuck in a thunderstorm.  He suffered severe decompression which casued his eyes, ears, nose, and mouth to bleed.  William was stuck in the storm for 40 minutes, but he survived the experience.

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Justin Turner // 208
#208
03/24/2024

On March 5th, 1989, 5-year-old Justin Turner's body was discovered inside his family's small camper.  He was found by his father, Victor Lee Turner, two days after he was reported missing.  His stepmother, Megan R. Turner, who was previously known as Pamela K. Turner, was the last person to see Justin alive.  The case was reopened in 2021 and Justin's parents were arrested.

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James Ruppert // 207 // Easter Sunday Massacre
#207
03/17/2024

The Easter Sunday Massacre occurred on March 30th, 1975, when 41-year-old James Ruppert fatally shot 11 of his family members in his mother's house at 635 Minor Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio.  James was found guilty on two counts of aggravated murder, but not guilty for the other nine counts by reason of insanity.
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THE EASTER SUNDAY MASSACRE — American Hauntings (americanhauntingsink.com) James Ruppert, who killed 11 family members in 1975, dead in prison at age 88 (fox19.com) James Ruppe...


Tina Mott // 206 // Tim Bradford // 622 Minor Avenue
#206
03/10/2024

At 622 Minor Avenue, in the upstairs apartment, Tim Bradford slashed the throat of his girlfriend, Tina Mott.  He claimed that he accidentally killed her, but then he dismembered her to cover his tracks.  Tim entered the prison system in 1997 and was released on December 6th, 2023, after serving a 25-year sentence.

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Tim Bradford Spent All Night Dismembering A Corpse — and He Was Still Caught | by Ana Writes | The Crim...


Amy Pagnac // 205 // Unsolved disappearance
#205
03/03/2024

13-year-old Amy Sue Pagnac stopped at the gas station with her father on August 5th, 1989, after working on the family farm.  The gas station was just two miles from their home in Maple Grove, Minnesota.  When Marshall walked out of the station, Amy was not in the vehicle.  She remains missing and her case is unsolved. 

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Minnesota Cold Case: Where Is Amy Sue Pagnac? – UNSOLVED (rajexperts.com) 13-Year-O...


Ejaz Ahmad // 204 // Leah Ward // Part 4
#204
02/25/2024

In May of 2003, Ejaz Ahmad was shot, stabbed, and decapitated by his wife Leah Ward.  His body was discovered in a shed behind his house in Memphis, Tennessee.  Leah admitted to murdering Ejaz, but said it was in self-defense.  Her trial was in 2005, and the jury did not believe her story.  She was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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Ejaz Ahmad // 203 // Leah Ward // Part 3
#203
02/18/2024

In May of 2003, Ejaz Ahmad was shot, stabbed, and decapitated by his wife Leah Ward.  His body was discovered in a shed behind his house in Memphis, Tennessee.  Leah admitted to murdering Ejaz, but said it was in self-defense.  Her trial was in 2005, and the jury did not believe her story.  She was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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Ejaz Ahmad // 202 // Leah Ward // Part 2
#202
02/11/2024

In May of 2003, Ejaz Ahmad was shot, stabbed, and decapitated by his wife Leah Ward.  His body was discovered in a shed behind his house in Memphis, Tennessee.  Leah admitted to murdering Ejaz, but said it was in self-defense.  Her trial was in 2005, and the jury did not believe her story.  She was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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