Case 140

Richmond Hill

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Case 140

Richmond Hill

At ten minutes past eleven on the night of Saturday, November 10 2012, a loud and frightening sound erupted several miles south of the American city of Indianapolis. The powerful force registered on a regional earthquake sensor and within minutes, 9-1-1 was jammed with over 500 calls from frantic locals reporting that their homes were left rattling from the impact.

The noise had originated in Richmond Hill, one of many suburban subdivisions in the Perry Township, 11 miles south of the city. The relatively new, middle-class neighbourhood was made up of 125 immaculate houses similar in design – single or double story family homes with brick frontage, grey roofing, vaulted ceilings, and manicured lawns that sat side-by-side along a small network of streets bordered on one side by the Smock Golf Course. 

Emergency services rushed to Richmond Hill and found the area in complete chaos. Properties were in varying states of destruction – windows were shattered, walls cracked or collapsed, doors blown off their hinges, and ceilings caved in…

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

MTC program: maketheconnection.net/resources/spread-the-word

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Researched and written by Elsha McGill

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

‘Love and Greed in the Heartland: The Richmond Hill Murders’ – by Robert L. Snow and Russ McQuid

 

COURT DOCUMENTS:

Mark Leonard VS State of Indiana – October 26, 2017

Mark Leonard VS State of Indiana – May 2, 2017

 

ARTICLES:

The Night the Sky Caught Fire: The untold stories of the Richmond Hill Explosion – The Indy Channel

The odd boardings of Snowball – The Indy Channel 

Richmond Hill: The scars still remain – The Indy Star

Explosion rips through homes – News.com.au

Fourth suspect’s arrest provides details in alleged scheme in Richmond Hill explosion – The Indy Star

Firefighter trying to rescue Richmond Hill victim: I could ‘grasp his hand’ – WishTV.com

Funeral arrangements set for couple killed in Indianapolis explosion – WTHR 

Mark Ray Leonard back in court for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill Richmond Hill witness – The Indy Channel

Hit man revelation upends Richmond Hill trial jury selection – The Indy Star  

Richmond Hill resident says blast ‘felt like the end of the world’ – Fox59 

Hard-up couple’s gas insurance explosion scam gone wrong left 2 dead and a neighbourhood in shock – The Mirror UK

Mark Leonard sentenced to 50 years in hit-man scheme – The Indy Star

Man convicted on 53 counts for role in deadly house blast – CBS News

Richmond Hill explosion mastermind Mark Leonard dies – Indy Star 

Richmond Hill explosion culprit Mark Leonard dies at Indy hospital – Fox59 

Bob Leonard says ‘good riddance’ to dead brother in Richmond Hill case – Fox 59 

Irsay gives to award named for Indy blast victims – The Herald Bulletin

 

OTHER:

Dion and Jennifer Longworth’s obituary – Legacy.com 

Jennifer and Dion Longworth Memorial Award

‘Devastating crime scene photos from the Richmond Hill explosion’ – CNBC

 

 

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At ten minutes past eleven on the night of Saturday, November 10 2012, a loud and frightening sound erupted several miles south of the American city of Indianapolis. The powerful force registered on a regional earthquake sensor and within minutes, 9-1-1 was jammed with over 500 calls from frantic locals reporting that their homes were left rattling from the impact.

The noise had originated in Richmond Hill, one of many suburban subdivisions in the Perry Township, 11 miles south of the city. The relatively new, middle-class neighbourhood was made up of 125 immaculate houses similar in design – single or double story family homes with brick frontage, grey roofing, vaulted ceilings, and manicured lawns that sat side-by-side along a small network of streets bordered on one side by the Smock Golf Course. 

Emergency services rushed to Richmond Hill and found the area in complete chaos. Properties were in varying states of destruction – windows were shattered, walls cracked or collapsed, doors blown off their hinges, and ceilings caved in…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Researched and written by Elsha McGill

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

‘Love and Greed in the Heartland: The Richmond Hill Murders’ – by Robert L. Snow and Russ McQuid

 

COURT DOCUMENTS:

Mark Leonard VS State of Indiana – October 26, 2017

Mark Leonard VS State of Indiana – May 2, 2017

 

ARTICLES:

The Night the Sky Caught Fire: The untold stories of the Richmond Hill Explosion – The Indy Channel

The odd boardings of Snowball – The Indy Channel 

Richmond Hill: The scars still remain – The Indy Star

Explosion rips through homes – News.com.au

Fourth suspect’s arrest provides details in alleged scheme in Richmond Hill explosion – The Indy Star

Firefighter trying to rescue Richmond Hill victim: I could ‘grasp his hand’ – WishTV.com

Funeral arrangements set for couple killed in Indianapolis explosion – WTHR 

Mark Ray Leonard back in court for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill Richmond Hill witness – The Indy Channel

Hit man revelation upends Richmond Hill trial jury selection – The Indy Star  

Richmond Hill resident says blast ‘felt like the end of the world’ – Fox59 

Hard-up couple’s gas insurance explosion scam gone wrong left 2 dead and a neighbourhood in shock – The Mirror UK

Mark Leonard sentenced to 50 years in hit-man scheme – The Indy Star

Man convicted on 53 counts for role in deadly house blast – CBS News

Richmond Hill explosion mastermind Mark Leonard dies – Indy Star 

Richmond Hill explosion culprit Mark Leonard dies at Indy hospital – Fox59 

Bob Leonard says ‘good riddance’ to dead brother in Richmond Hill case – Fox 59 

Irsay gives to award named for Indy blast victims – The Herald Bulletin

 

OTHER:

Dion and Jennifer Longworth’s obituary – Legacy.com 

Jennifer and Dion Longworth Memorial Award

‘Devastating crime scene photos from the Richmond Hill explosion’ – CNBC

 

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more

Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush

Mejuri – Get 10% OFF your first order 

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