E18: Maury Travis, Part 1

Wendy and Beth begin a deep dive into the early life and crimes of the St. Louis Video Strangler, AKA Maury T. Travis. Mr. Travis is an American serial killer who tortured and murdered women while videotaping it. His crimes took place in Ferguson Missouri and in Illinois.

He had 12 to 17 victims.  Here are the Names of the Victims who were identified: Mary Shields 62; Alysa Greenwade 34; Teresa Wilson 36; Betty James 46; Verona Thompson 36; Yvonne Crues 50; Brenda Beasley 33.

We also get into the history of St. Louis from the civil rights movement to the crack epidemic and how race plays a part in all of it. This is part 1, we will be covering the 2nd half of the story in the next episode.

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Above Photo of The body of Betty James found May 23 2001

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Above Photo from Travis’ video of a victim bound in his basement


Shout outs:

Dr. Who is a BBC TV series and can also be purchased on on Amazon, Hulu and YouTube.

We Live Here…a podcast for people somewhere on the woke spectrum. http://www.welivehere.show/

Hotline for Racists. 1-844-WYT-FEAR video link.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/opinion/calling-police-racism-wyt-fear.html

Crime News: Mexican couple arrested with body parts in stroller may have killed 20 https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/09/americas/mexican-murders-intl/index.html

How not to get Murdered Resources

Sex Worker tips and resources

Sex Work is Real.org:    https://www.sexworkisrealwork.com/tips

rainn.org hotline 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

Addiction Resources 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health info

SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)            https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

Public Health.Org



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Source links:

Documentary: https://youtu.be/TOfXU_y_E_o

Forensic Files: https://youtu.be/ON0LLyk_xnQ

Cold Case Files:  https://youtu.be/stuvC0eT6WY

FBI Criminal Pursuit: Sex Murder & Videotape (S4 E2 – on Amazon)

Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maury_Travis






Serial Killers (Podcast) – E75 and E76 “the Video Strangler” Pt. 1 and 2- Maury Travis https://youtu.be/ySN4oXWqdkI


Woman leases Maury’s house https://wtvr.com/2014/07/09/house-was-serial-killer-torture-chamber/

St Louis https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/planning/cultural-resources/preservation-plan/Part-I-African-American-Experience.cfm

Photo Credits:


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2 thoughts on “E18: Maury Travis, Part 1

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  1. Hello Ladies. My name is Lee and I’m a true crime watcher and reader. GREAT JOB young Ladies. Hope to hear from you soon.


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