Ep. 8 The Wood Chipper Murder

The Murder of Helle Crafts

Hollywood has led us to believe that love is to accidentally spill coffee on an attractive stranger in a coffee shop and ride off into the sunset to live happily ever after. But in real life, marriage is hard and sometimes it doesn’t work out. Even worse, what if your handsome stranger turns out to be a monster in disguise?

Helle Craft
Helle Craft
The Craft Family
The Chainsaw Purchased by Richard Craft
Wood Chipper Example
Richard Craft Arrested
Richard Craft
Dr. Henry Lee
Evidence from the Murder of Helle Craft


Keith McMurray, News Times; “23 years ago, Richard Crafts was more willing to part with his wife than his money”

Boston News; “Connecticut man who put wife in wood chipper released from prison 20 years early”

Dorian Geiger, Oxygen Crime News; “Connecticut Man Convicted Of Feeding Wife To Wood Chipper Released From Prison Early”

Rob Ryser, NT Insider; “Veteran reporter recalls Newtown woodchipper murder”

Noor Malhotra, The Cinemaholic; “Is Fargo (1996) a True Story?”

Wade Wainio, Vocal Media; “Richard Crafts: The Infamous Wood Chipper Murderer”

Rob Polansky, Kaitlyn Naples and Kevin Hogan, Eyewitness News; “Woodchipper murder case from 30 years ago was pivotal for forensic scientists”

Forensic Files – Series Premiere; “The Disappearance of Helle Crafts”

Emily Thompson, Morbidology; “The Wood Chipper Murder – Helle Crafts”

Unnamed, Stories of the Unsolved; “The Murder of Helle Crafts”

Aja Diggs, Prezi; “The Richard Crafts Case”

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