Episode 5 -- "Child Star"

In 2004, a retired couple who had been living on a yacht, sailing the California coastline for the previous 2 years, learned they were going to be grandparents. They were so excited about it, they decided to sell their yacht and move back onto the land to live closer to their grandchild. The retirees quickly found a buyer for their boat, and they made plans to meet some of their family members back on land after the sale, but the couple never showed up. It wasn't until someone noticed some very strange things on board the couple's yacht that the mystery of what happened to them was uncovered. DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel (Original YT video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SeAJTpOCbo) For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballen SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT: . . . . Main Sources: 1. ABC News 20/20 episode (broken into parts) called "Overboard" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5Pf41ofEQ8&t=4s 2. Official webpage for the 20/20 episode called "Overboard" -- abc.com/shows/2020/episode-guide/2020-01/17-overboard 3. Companion write up for 20/20 episodes -- https://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/alonso-machain-details-murders-tom-jackie-hawks-part-68365133 4. Wikipedia page about the case --  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Thomas_and_Jackie_Hawks 5. Write up on Heavy -- https://heavy.com/news/2020/01/tom-jackie-hawks-cause-of-death-murder-case-thomas/ 6. Amateur blog post about the case -- https://medium.com/dark-aberrations/death-at-sea-the-yacht-murder-of-tom-and-jackie-hawks-ae38db304925 7. Detective describes grisly murder -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_sm0odKVx8 8. Murderpedia about Skylar -- https://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/deleon-skylar.htmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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