E168: Angel Maturino Reséndiz

(note: time stamps are without ads & may be off a little)

This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Angel Maturino Reséndiz aka The Railroad Killer, a Mexican serial killer suspected in as many as 23 murders across the United States and Mexico during the 1990s. 

First, we dive into the setting (09:47), the killers early life (20:57) and the timeline (25:00).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (41:37), “Where are they now?” followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (01:00:07).  

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered and our shout outs (01:11:05). 

This episode was researched & scripted by Wendy & Beth Williams.

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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Footnotes

Articles/Websites

Geringer, Joseph. (n.d.). Angel Maturino Resendez: The Railroad Killer. Crime Library. Retrieved 08/14/2022 from https://web.archive.org/web/20150103131128/http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/notorious/resendez/track_1.html

CNN. (06/30/1999). Items seized could aid railway killings probe. Retrieved 08/14/2022 from http://www.cnn.com/US/9906/30/railway.killings.01/

ABC13. (05/21/2022). The Railroad Killer: Inside the manhunt for Angel Maturino Resendiz. Retrieved 08/14/2022 from https://abc13.com/railroad-killer-angel-maturino-resendiz-rafael-resendez-ramirez-claudia-benton/11874361/

Kinney, Morgan. (11/26/2018). How the Railroad Killer Reached the End of the Line. Houstonia. Retrieved 08/14/2022 from https://www.houstoniamag.com/news-and-city-life/2018/11/railroad-killer-angel-maturino-resendiz

CNN. (06/27/2006). ‘Railroad Killer’ faces execution. Retrieved 08/15/2022 from https://web.archive.org/web/20060630114834/http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/06/26/railroad.killer.ap/index.html

Mellen, Karen; Tribune Staff Writer; Boldt, Betsey; The Orlando Sentinel. (06/15/2000). Murderer Leads Cops To Remains. The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 08/15/2022 from https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2000-07-16-0007160399-story.html

ABC News. (07/16/2000). Railroad Killer Helps Find Girl’s Corpse. Retrieved 08/15/2022 from https://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=96493&page=1

Unsolved Mysteries Wiki. (n.d.). Wendy Von Huben. Retrieved 08/15/2022 from https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Wendy_Von_Huben

Callahan, Joe. (06/25/2006). The end of the line. The Star Banner. Retrieved 08/18/2022 from https://web.archive.org/web/20060727084910/http://www.ocala.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20060625%2FNEWS%2F206250380%2F1001%2FNEWS01

CBS News. (09/02/2017). Angel Maturino Resendiz: The “Railroad Killer”. Retrieved 08/19/2022 from https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/angel-maturino-resendiz-the-railroad-killer/22/

Smith, Benjamin. (03/08/2019). How Serial Killer Ángel Reséndiz Used Railroads To Target, Murder His 9 Victims. Oxygen. Retrieved 08/20/2022 from https://www.oxygen.com/mark-of-a-killer/crime-time/serial-killer-angel-resendiz-railroads-victims

Hewitt, Bill. (07/12/1999). Death Rides the Rails. People. Retrieved 08/20/2022 from https://people.com/archive/cover-story-death-rides-the-rails-vol-52-no-1/

McGirk, Jan. (07/05/1999). I Married A Serial Killer. Independent. Retrieved 08/22/2022 from https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/i-married-a-serial-killer-1104504.html

Stevenson, Mark. (06/26/1999). Uncle of Wanted Man Doubts Charges. Associated Press. Retrieved 08/22/2022 from https://apnews.com/article/67612ef4932968c867aa2541bfafaa92

The Doe Network. (n.d.). 76UFTX – Unidentified Female. Retrieved 08/22/2022 from https://doenetwork.org/cases/76uftx.html

ClarkProsecutor.org. (n.d.). Angel Maturino Resendiz. Retrieved 08/22/2022 from http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/US/resendiz1028.htm

Holly’s House. https://www.hollyshouse.org/

History

History.com Editors. (11/09/2009). History of Mexico. History. Retrieved 08/20/2022 from https://www.history.com/topics/mexico/history-of-mexico

Hernandez, Erica. (01/21/2021). Our history begins with them’: Native Texan tribes a big part of Tejano history. KSAT. Retrieved 08/20/2022 from https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/01/21/our-history-begins-with-them-native-texan-tribes-a-big-part-of-tejano-history/

Frederick, James. (11/10/2019). 500 Years Later, The Spanish Conquest Of Mexico Is Still Being Debated. NPR. Retrieved 08/20/2022 from https://www.npr.org/2019/11/10/777220132/500-years-later-the-spanish-conquest-of-mexico-is-still-being-debated

Little, Becky. (04/09/2019). The Violent History of the U.S.-Mexico Border. History. Retrieved 08/20/2022 from https://www.history.com/news/mexico-border-wall-military-facts

SMU. (n.d.). Timeline. Retrieved 08/20/2022 from https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Research/Institutes-and-Centers/Texas-Mexico/About/Timeline

Railton, Ben. (01/03/2019). Considering History: Myths and Realities of the Mexican-American Border. The Saturday Evening Post. Retrieved 08/20/2022 from https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2019/01/considering-history-myths-and-realities-of-the-mexican-american-border/

Carnegie Corporation of New York. (09/27/2021). 15 Myths About Immigration Debunked. Retrieved 08/20/2022 from https://www.carnegie.org/our-work/article/15-myths-about-immigration-debunked/

American Immigration Council. (04/04/2016). Adding Up the Billions in Tax Dollars Paid by Undocumented Immigrants. Retrieved 08/20/2022 from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/adding-billions-tax-dollars-paid-undocumented-immigrants

Podcasts

Leyendas Legendarias Ep. 73: Angel Maturino Resendiz
https://allthingscomedy.com/podcast/leyendas-legendarias/e73-%C3%A1ngel-maturino-res%C3%A9ndiz/page/2

Pesadillas Criminales con Yareli Arizmendi: El asesino de las vias del tren
https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-pesadillas-criminales-96674317/episode/el-asesino-de-las-vias-del-97652996/

Video

The Mark of a Killer S1 E6: Appetite for Murder
https://www.nbc.com/mark-of-a-serial-killer/video/an-appetite-for-murder/3912771

The Railroad Killer | The FBI Files S5 EP6 | Real Crime
https://youtu.be/m0XTaHoOYEg

WHAS11: Holly Dunn is the ‘Sole Survivor’ of the Railroad Killer
https://youtu.be/CZHzVPLVudk

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