Aug. 13, 2020

Episode 32 True Crime: The Murder of Keri Colleen “KC” Gauf, the Death of Alexander Beletsis and Other Greek Hazing Deaths

This week we recapped Jason Mesnick’s season of the Bachelor, and the woman who got his final rose, Melissa Rycroft, was a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. Megan covers the story of the 2017 murder of Keri Colleen Gauf by her husband, former Dallas Cowboys player, Anthony McClanahan. Content warning: Domestic violence, intimate partner violence. (Story starts at 21:09)

Since Jason was a member of Theta Chi fraternity at the University of Washington and Chris Harrison sent his son (and TV director) to college, Danielle talks about university hazing. There has been at least one university hazing death every year from 1969 to 2017. Danielle goes down the rabbit hole of hazing and covers the hazing case of Alexander Beletsis from Theta Chi at UC Santa Cruz and several other cases from 2010 to present.
(Story starts at 59:19)

Unrelated to true crime but important, Megan shares the recipe for a “Megatini.” It’s wine (right now Megan prefers rosé), a non-alcoholic seltzer water (grapefruit is really tasty), and lime juice.

Links mentioned in the Episode:
National Domestic Violence Hotline - Megan’s organization of the week! They also have tons of resources and statistics about domestic violence, and resources on how to recognize signs of abuse.
Episode 27 (Isla Vista Shooting Incident)- because Megan had to school Danielle on the differences in the UC/CSU system in California.
HazingPrevention.Org- a national nonprofit dedicated to stopping hazing - lots of tools and resources to prevent hazing
Stop Hazing - another nonprofit focused on research and awareness to preventing hazing
University of Rochester on Hazing

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