The Idaho Massacre


On November 13, 2022, four students from the University of Idaho are brutally stabbed to death in an off-campus house. After a lengthy investigation and cross-country manhunt, a Ph.D. student from a neighboring university is charged with the crimes. As it turns out, the 28-year-old was majoring in criminology, studying the behavior of killers like the ones he would later be accused of becoming. Did he use his skills to become a real-life Dexter? Were the Idaho victims his first, or was a serial killer hiding in the midst? The producers of The Piketon Massacre explore all sides of the shocking crime in pursuit of the truth.

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Our Editor's Take

The Piketon Massacre of 2016 launched the biggest homicide investigation the state of Ohio has ever seen. The Piketon Massacre podcast is a show that tries to understand what happened and why. On one tragic night, the Rhoden family lost eight of its members' lives across four family homes. Two years later, the ex-boyfriend of one of the victims, Hannah Rhoden, pled guilty. But is he telling the truth?

The Piketon Massacre show revisits the Piketon family murders in-depth. It also takes a look at the ensuing homicide trial. The hosts are producers Courtney Armstrong, Stephanie Lydecker, and Jeff Shane. They walk listeners through every detail in the chain of events. The show starts with the night of the murder itself. They tell everything about what happened, the killer's potential motives, and the suspects. But they also give way to alternative theories. Is the suspected killer's confession as clear-cut as it claims to be?

Apart from podcasts, she also has experience in producing true crime documentaries. For Finding Justice, she worked with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The documentary received a nomination at the 2019 International Documentary Association Awards. Shane is KT Studio's vice president. He's worked on television shows such as Keeping Up With the Kardashians, The Real World, and Botched.

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