Case 38

The Pikuls

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Case 38

The Pikuls

New York is the best-known city in the United States, and the most populated, with over 8 and a half million residents within 305 square miles.

New York is a hub for business, fashion, technology, entertainment, art and is commonly recognized as the “city that never sleeps.” Diane Whitmore always dreamed of making it big in New York. When she met Wall Street securities analyst Joseph Pikul, she thought she was on the way to the perfect life she had always dreamed. But her marriage to Joseph Pikul wasn’t perfect. Far from it…

 

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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

 

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)

 

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If you are hearing impaired or know someone who is and would like to get a transcript of the episode, please email us at contact@casefilepodcast.com

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher

 

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:

“Marrying the Hangman” – by Sheila Weller

 

ARTICLES:

Wife Killer Dies While He Waits For Prison Term – New York Times

A Phone Call Ends Custody For a Father – New York Times

Wife Killer Died from AIDS – Schenectady Gazette

Joseph Pikul, Wall Street Analyst, A Bitter Divorce, and The Murder of Diane Pikul – Soapboxie

For better or worse… – Daily News

Joseph Pikul – Weekly World News

 

OTHER:

Deadly Masquerade: A true story of high-living, depravity, and murder – Kirkus Reviews

O’Guin v. Estate of Pikul – Leagle

Joseph Pikul – Forejustice

 

New York is the best-known city in the United States, and the most populated, with over 8 and a half million residents within 305 square miles.

New York is a hub for business, fashion, technology, entertainment, art and is commonly recognized as the “city that never sleeps.” Diane Whitmore always dreamed of making it big in New York. When she met Wall Street securities analyst Joseph Pikul, she thought she was on the way to the perfect life she had always dreamed. But her marriage to Joseph Pikul wasn’t perfect. Far from it.

______

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)

 

______

If you are hearing impaired or know someone who is and would like to get a transcript of the episode, please email us at contact@casefilepodcast.com

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher

 

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:

“Marrying the Hangman” – by Sheila Weller

 

ARTICLES:

Wife Killer Dies While He Waits For Prison Term – New York Times

A Phone Call Ends Custody For a Father – New York Times

Wife Killer Died from AIDS – Schenectady Gazette

Joseph Pikul, Wall Street Analyst, A Bitter Divorce, and The Murder of Diane Pikul – Soapboxie

For better or worse… – Daily News

Joseph Pikul – Weekly World News

 

OTHER:

Deadly Masquerade: A true story of high-living, depravity, and murder – Kirkus Reviews

O’Guin v. Estate of Pikul – Leagle

Joseph Pikul – Forejustice

 

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