Ep. 23: Tommy Lynn Sells – Part 2

During the 1987 murder of the Dardeen family, Tommy Lynn Sells beat the pregnant wife, Elaine Dardeen, so severely she went into labor and delivered her baby two months early.  While the infant was still connected to Elaine by the umbilical cord, Sells turned on it, and smashed it to a pulp with a baseball bat.

In this second of a three part series, we describe a selection of Tommy Lynn Sells’ horrific crimes.  From petty theft and car-thieving, to murdering children in front of their bound mothers, the content of this episode is disturbing.  In this episode, we find out just how dangerous and deadly was the Coast to Coast killer.


Through the Window: The Terrifying True Story of Cross-Country Killer Tommy Lynn Sells” by Diane Fanning.   St. Martin’s Press.  New York, New York. 2003.

Tommy Lynn Sells via Murderpedia.

Tommy Lynn Sells via clarkprosecutor.org.

Tommy Lynn Sells via Wikipedia.

Tommy Lynn Sells Sells his Sadistic Soul to Satan” via Killers without Conscience.  Posted 24 July 2014.

The ‘Cross Country Killer’ – Tommy Lynn Sells (Serial Killer Documentary)” posted by baby move on youtube.com. 1 April 2014.

Most Evil – Cross Country Killer – Tommy Lynn Sells” posted by Krasita on youtube.com.  15 November 2010.

Music used in this podcast:

Nocturne Op 27 No 1 (Podington Bear) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Only Questions Remain by Neganote

the panic slowly creeps in by Haunted Disco


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