Starry Night murder gets its own podcast
A true crime podcast about Portland's famous Starry Night murder has been released.
"Murder for Money" is the newest episode produced and posted by Murder in the Rain, a Portland-based podcast series focusing on killings in the Pacific Northwest.
The episode covers the 1990 murder of Tim Moreau by Larry Hurwitz. At the time, Hurwitz owned the Starry Night rock club in Portland. He killed Moreau, his promotion manager, to cover up a financial scandal.
The podcast includes an interview with Portland Tribune reporter Jim Redden, who covered the murder and the 10-year fight by Moreau's parents to bring Hurwitz to justice. After finally being arrested, convicted and serving time for the killing, Hurwitz was arrested again late last year in California on drug and illegal money charges.
Murder in the Rain was created by longtime friends Alisha Holland and Emily Rowney to better understand why the Pacific Northwest has so many notorious murders, such as the Green River and Happy face killers. With the help of authors, psychologists, detectives and victim's families, the series brings an understanding as to who the victims were while investigating the killer's origins and motives.
"I chose this story because it really outlined how a case can be notorious in our region but not necessarily well known outside it. We want our podcast to a be balance of cases listeners have heard of and those they have not. I felt this case was full of mystery, drama, emotion — and yet, hardly anyone outside of our area has even heard of it," Rowney said.
The series was launched in early 2019 with producer Josh McCullough as the third member of the team.
Murder in the Rain can be found at murderintherain.com. Its podcasts are available for free there, on most podcast streaming apps, and on social media.
Murder in the Rain can be found here.
Its podcasts are available for free there, on most podcast streaming apps and on social media.
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