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Thank you. Thank you. – (both) Thank you.
– Thank you. Okay, if you need to lure a group of fifty
year old and older people anywhere, all you got to do is just turn on one
of those CSI shows. Like, you can set up one of those
CSI shows on like, – Oh yeah.
– on the corner of a city, and within fifteen minutes,
you’ll have a hundred fifty and older people just like,
(groans like old person). – And me.
– (old man voice) “Oh gosh, here it is again!
CSI filling the city.” – I would also be there.
– (normal voice) The great thing about those shows is that they have come
up with incredible– Because there’s so many of them and
so many people watch them, they come up with incredible ways for
crimes to happen, – and then ways for crimes to be solved.
– Very creative. But you know what?
In real life, sometimes, crimes can get solved in really
interesting ways, and we’re going to be talking about some
of those real life cases today. The stranger the fiction,
the better the television y’all! Let’s start with, in 1979,
Sucion– Sucion. – Go with it. Sucion.
– Susan Schwartz was killed in her home near Seattle, Washington,
and 30 years passed. Cold case. – Nobody knows who did it.
– They found her 30 years later? 30 years later
it’s still a cold case. – Cool.
– Got it? – Got it. Not cool, actually.
– Then in 2008, two detectives from the local police force
decide– They come up with an incredible idea.
They’re like, “We’re going to give prisoners at the
local prisons– We’re gonna give them playing cards,
but instead of, like, funny designs on the back of them,
we’re gonna put actual victims or missing persons onto the playing
cards and give it to the prisoners.” So it’s like the milk carton effect,
but playing cards in prison. – Yeah,
– Okay. and you know prisoners.
They got all kinds of time. They play cards all the time.
I like to picture them playing Go Fish. – Exclusively.
– “Do you have any single white females?” – “Go fish.”
– “Oh, I do, and I recognize her!” Well, turns out,
that a guy– – Is that what happened?
– Yeah. That is exactly what happened. – That’s pretty great.
– There was a dude playing Go Fish, – (laughs)
– or just regular cards, and he sees Susan’s picture on this
thing, and he’s like,
“You know what? A guy named Greg Johnson,
who is actually a prisoner here, told me that he killed her,”
and they end up investigating Greg, and they end up talking to his
girlfriend– His ex-girlfriend, who– She says,
“I actually saw him do it. I was afraid that he would come after
me if I said anything about it, but now that you’re asking me,
I’m gonna come clean.” ‘Cause the prisoners don’t have
anything to loose. – And then he went to prison.
– That’s the brilliant thing, – is that when the guys are–
– Once you’re in there, – you’re just playing Go Fish.
– I’ma rat on somebody for the cards. – Just for the heck of it.
– 1996. Decatur, Illinois. The body of one Karen Slover was found
at the bottom of Lake Shelbyville in – multiple plastic bags.
– Okay. Let’s leave it at that. Evidence was scarce.
All suspects, including her ex-husband, had solid alibis.
The case, much like the bottom of – Lake Shelbyville, went cold.
– (both laugh) – Hey! Funny.
– So two years later, there’s a break in the case when police
notice that some of the broken concrete that was used to weigh down the bags
at the bottom of the lake – Mhm.
– was also found at Miracle Motors. – You know Miracle Motors.
– Oh yeah. I don’t. No. Me neither.
Karen’s ex-husband’s father ran that business. It was his business,
and so then they started snooping around the place.
They found parts– Rivets and divets–
Whatever those things in jeans are – called.
– Rivets and divets. They found that stuff from the day
she went missing, but they needed more evidence,
and that’s when they revisited – the duct tape on the bag,
– Oh. You gotta revisit the duct tape. and the animal hair that was on this duct
tape– – An animal killed her?
– (laughs) No. They did a DNA analysis on the animal
hair, on the duct tape, on the bags, and then they cross-referenced it with a
DNA of the dogs at Miracle Motors. – Like, their guard dogs?
– Oh. Like Doberman Pinchers. Ding ding ding ding ding!
There’s a match! So they used DNA analysis of dogs in order
to convict the dad of the ex-husband. – That was pretty complex.
– Man, it’s like, “Get the dogs away from the duct tape!
What? Why’re you letting the dogs near – the duct tape?
– “They love the duct tape.” Well you shouldn’t have trained them
to get all lovin’ up on the duct tape! – “They’re attracted to the duct tape.”
– I need this duct tape for somethin’. I don’t need any dog hairs on it.”
Should’ve got rid of the dogs. That’s exactly how it went down,
I’m sure– – “Get the dogs away!
– The way you just described. Get! Get! Get! Get! Get! Get! Get! Get!
Get! Get! Get away from the duct tape!” – You seem like a murderer when you
– They had footage of it. – start doing that.
– “Get away!” Okay, I’ve got another DNA one for you,
but it doesn’t involve any animal DNA. – Alright.
– In 1992, Denise Johnson was killed and left in the wilderness outside of Phoenix,
Arizona. They found a pager near her body.
It was not her pager, – What’s a pager?
– and– That’s like a beeper. – Got it.
– (both laugh) And witnesses reported seeing a truck
near the scene of the crime. So, anyway, they find out that the pager
belongs to Mark Bogen, and I like to picture him saying his
name like that. Sorry. – Bogen. And he says–
– (funny accent) “I actually have – four pagers!”
– He’s like, “That is my pager,
but she is a hitch hiker and she stole it from me.
So, I wasn’t there at the scene of the crime.”
Although people said they saw a truck that looked a lot like Mark’s truck at the
scene of the crime, there was no physical evidence tied to
the truck, – Hmmm.
– but then, (southern accent) a detective on the case
noticed that there was a scratch in a tree at the scene of the crime,
and he had remembered that there were two seed pods from a
tree– From the same kind of tree in the back of Mark Bogen’s truck.
So– – So he immediately paged Mark.
– (laughs) Yeah. He rang up Mark on – the pager and says,
– (laughs) – “We gotcha’.” Actually–
– “Call me back.” They went to a local biologist and he did
DNA analysis on the tree and matched the seed pod to the exact tree,
and so, that placed him at the scene – of the crime.
– Wow. He was through an investigation that
continued on. He was basically convicted and given
life in prison, and I can only imagine that Mark Bogan
is the only man in prison right now who, the first thing he’s gonna do when he gets
out is chop the tree down. – (laughs) He’s, like, sketchin’.
– All his revenge is going toward – the tree.
– Sketching the dead tree on, like, – the walls of his cell.
– “What are you in for?” – “A tree. A dad-gum tree.”
– He’s, like, looking over at the internet – and, like, watching the show right now.
– Could be worse though. – He’s sketching us on the walls of his–
– We’ll cut that down for ya’, Mark. Let us know where it is.
Send us an email. 1988. Alturas, Florida.
Peggy Carr finds a note on her doorstep. It says,
“You and all your so-called ‘family’ have two weeks to move out Florida forever
or else you die. This is no joke.” Now, having no enemies,
she did not relocate. Two weeks later,
she comes down with some serious illness, goes into a coma, and dies.
Her two kids– Her two sons also come down with the illness,
but they survive. Authorities find, on the coke cans in
her garbage, small amounts of thallium,
which is illegal rat poison. Okay? – Allegal or illegal?
– Illegal. – Oh.
– Illegal. – Oh.
– Not Allegal. – It’s illegal rat poison.
– Illegal rat thallium. No suspects.
Chat around the neighborhood gets authorities to start considering
42-year-old neighbor creepy dude – named George Trepol.
– Ol’ George. George Tripol’s a creepy guy.
He was not only a member of – Mentsa, he was also a chemist.
– That’s creepy. – Oh. Creepy chemist Mentsa guy.
– He was not only a high-IQ Mentsa guy and a chemist,
but he was also a guy who did host– He hosted murder mystery
dinner parties. – Oh. That’s a sign.
– Like playing Clue, – but like role playing I guess?
– Right. On the regular he did this.
Now, one of the mysteries that he played in his game turned out to be–
It involved, guess what? – Thallium.
– Illegal rat poison. Illegal rat poison.
They still needed more proof, so a cop goes undercover and
starts going to these murder mystery – dinner parties.
– Oh. This is the best job ever. Yeah.
So he’s just like, “Oh. I’m here man.
I’m just really into murder mysteries.” – “Yeah. I’m really into this.”
– Well he gets to be good friends with George, and eventually,
George decides to move out of his house, and he rents the house to the undercover
cop who then just has free reign of the place, finds thallium stashed all over
the place. – This is like– This seems made up.
– And then, he convicts him. It was George with the thallium on the
coke cans plus a candle stick in the library. – Conviction. Note it.
– Now was he convicted of having illegal rat poison or was he convicted
of murder? Murder. No rats were harmed in the
telling of this story. All right.
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