Society & Culture

E127: Tracy Jean Goodman

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This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Tracy Jean Goodman, a New Zealand Māori woman who murdered an elderly woman during the course of a burglary. So not actually a serial killer, but… New Zealand! Yay!

We dive into the setting (15:39), the killer’s early life and the timeline (36:32). Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (45:39),followed by “Where are they now?” (57:10) and our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (1:00:01).

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered (1:06:46) and our shout outs (1:07:48 ).

Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time… look alive guys, it’s crazy out there!


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