Florida Clown Murder and Aubin Street Massacre

Random Michigan and other mayhem.  You know you want it!

This show, “Michigan and other Mayhem”, is a sort of factual, slightly comical, always earnest podcast about interesting stuff in Michigan and around the world. It is done by two sisters-in-law (Ali and Jenn) that like to talk about random interesting stories.  Expect cults, mysteries, murder, fast-talking, and a couple of mental palate cleansers… and cuss words.  Those happen on this show, a lot.

Episode 2: Florida Clown Murder, St. Aubin Street Massacre

Warning: This podcast occasionally contains strong language which may be unsuitable for children.

  • Alerts:
    • Pretend podcast music (because we couldn’t find any we liked enough for a theme song)
    • Ali has a weird laugh. It is often loud.
    • Jenn was born in the 80’s. Ali is a fool to believe her.
  • Florida Clown Murder
    • May 1990, West Palm Beach, Florida
    • Marlene Warren answers her front door to a clown
      • Orange wig, white face paint, red bulb nose, and a red smile painted on
      • Carrying Balloons and flowers in one hand
    • Clown shoots her in the damn face
      • Escapes in a LaBaron while being chased by Marlene’s son and a friend
      • They lose the clown in the chase
    • Becomes a cold case
    • Original suspects: Sheila/Debbie Keen
      • Worked at Marlene’s husband’s car dealership
      • She did some promotional clown work and had wig fibers in her apartment
    • Original suspects: Michael Warren, the husband (spouses are always prime suspects)
      • He had asked a lawyer about the legal ramifications in Florida of a wife being killed on her estate
      • He didn’t show much grief over his wife’s death
      • He had an alibi
      • He is found guilty of racketeering at his auto shop
    • Cold Case SOLVED:
      • Over 20 years later, cold case detectives reopened the murder case
      • They have a cigarette butt and DNA
    • And the murderer is (drum roll please) Debbie/Sheila!
      • She had been having an affair with Michael when Michelle was murdered
      • She once made a drunken confession to a friend about the murder
      • Married Michael in 2002, 12 years after the murder
      • The case is ongoing. He may be guilty of murder with Sheila/Debbie
        • Jenn thinks the LaBaron might be linked back to the dealership
  • Aubin Street Massacre in Detroit
    • Benny Evangelist(a) moved from Italy to Detroit and became an evangelist (not a surprise given his name)
      • The self-described prophet that received visions from God
      • Healer and leader of a cult
      • He had sermons in his basement
        • Wax dolls and figures hung from the ceiling depicting the celestial planets
        • His Bible was the Sun
        • He had a light up electric eye on the wall
        • Black magic and love potions were on his menu
      • 1929, it all goes down
        • Benny and wife, with their five kids, were murdered with an ax one night
        • He was decapitated at his desk
        • Everyone else is murdered in bed
      • Original Suspects:
        • Robert Harris, the Rear Axle Murderer confessed
          • But he had the details wrong
        • Upset cult member
        • People he was expecting lumber from
        • Random deranged stranger
      • The house was demolished but now the land is considered haunted
      • Between 1929-1931 St. Aubin street saw a series of murders (cue scary music)
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2 comments

  1. Just want to report that I have parked on St. Aubin recently, and I’m fine, nothing spooky and more importantly: car was good when I got back 🙂

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