News Release

<< Back
Sun Sentinel and Wondery Launch True Crime Podcast Series, “Felonious Florida”

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The South Florida Sun Sentinel and Wondery, the network that brought you the podcast phenomenon “Dirty John,” have partnered to launch an investigative true crime miniseries, “Felonious Florida,” premiering today. Episodes 1 and 2 are currently available, with new installments out every Tuesday. 

Sun_Sentinel_logo.jpg


Wondery_logo2.png


The 6-part series explores the dark side of the sunshine state, as veteran Sun Sentinel reporters Lisa Arthur and Juan Ortega investigate some of South Florida’s most heinous crimes.  

A chilling, 22-minute surveillance video captures the brutal 1994 murders of a popular South Florida bar owner and two women he invited home after a night out. Despite this evidence, today, after four trials, no one stands convicted of the Casey’s Nickelodeon Murders. Lisa Arthur goes inside this notorious triple murder.

A mom and her 7-year-old daughter are kidnapped in 2007 after an afternoon of Christmas shopping, then found shot to death in the back seat of their SUV. As police investigate, they come to a chilling realization: The man who did this may have struck before — at the same mall, that same year. Do police have a serial killer on their hands? Juan Ortega examines this unsolved nightmare. 

"Florida is a gold mine of fascinating crime stories. We dug into the Sun Sentinel archives to find stories that were sensational at the time and never reached closure, and updated these mysteries with original reporting,” said Julie Anderson, Sun Sentinel’s editor-in-chief. “They are engrossing tales.”

“As a network of storytellers, Wondery is always excited to partner with voices looking to use the same immersive storytelling that captivated millions with Dirty John,” said Wondery Founder and CEO Hernan Lopez. “We’re excited to partner with the Sun Sentinel to tell these gripping true stories.”

“Felonious Florida” is produced by the Sun Sentinel in association with Wondery and will be available on FeloniousFlorida.com, Wondery.com, Apple Podcasts and other listening platforms. 

About Sun Sentinel
Sun Sentinel Media Group, owned by tronc, Inc., is a South Florida media company that reaches an audience of more than 1.4 million people across multiple platforms.  As the dominant voice in the community, Sun Sentinel Media Group interacts with South Florida through award-winning print and digital products, an array of niche products and customized marketing solutions. 

In addition to its flagship South Florida Sun Sentinel daily newspaper, the Company publishes the leading weekly, Spanish-language newspaper, El Sentinel, and its companion website, ElSentinel.com.  Sun Sentinel Media Group also is the largest publisher of community newspapers in Florida through its South Florida Community News Group and produces the largest Jewish newspaper in the United States, the Jewish Journal

Other products include the award-winning entertainment website SouthFlorida.com, the glossy lifestyle magazine City & Shore and the community’s go-to resource for families, South Florida Parenting.  

About Wondery
Wondery, a network of storytellers, creates and curates immersive podcasts in the entertainment, true crime, audio drama, personal growth, business and home & family verticals. For more information, visit wondery.com.

Contact: Lauren Pulte
lpulte@tronc.com
312-222-5078



© Copyright 2018 tronc, Inc.