The Shocking Florida Machete Murder

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  • Published: 27 April 2019
  • Violence terrorizes a quiet Florida community.
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Comments • 8 979

  • BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

    Make sure to leave your questions for our Post Mortem episode down below!

    • Lazy Edits
      Lazy Edits  3 months back

      As a Floridaedian you basically know what it’s like

    • Alexander Jablon
      Alexander Jablon  4 months back

      I love your show, please do the disappearance of Maura Murray or the disappearance of Lauren Speirer, two cases close to me

    • bubba pacha
      bubba pacha  4 months back

      @buzzfeedunsolvednetwork ...... i think the unsolved disppearance of Nan Dixon like 40 years ago would make a helluva unsolved episode. There are twists..turns..theories..and strange "evidence" Aplenty!!!!!

    • Marissa Foust
      Marissa Foust  4 months back

      Couldn’t it have been all three of them working together? The mechanic just got blackmailed into it somehow

    • Martha Bayley
      Martha Bayley  4 months back

      for roastmortem: I have a feeling this detective gig is gonna go far for you guys, hopefully very far, very far away at least. so far away we won't have to see those bug eyes or disgraceful hair anymore... that's the dream

  • Denise Uhlry
    Denise Uhlry  5 hours back

    Shane are you sure you didn’t have a parakeet?And not a parrot,they are two very different birds!Just saying.......

    • Nugsy Malone
      Nugsy Malone  12 hours back

      Everyone had a machete to fight back the "fauna"?? I think you meant "flora" lmao

      • Jennavie Granados
        Jennavie Granados  12 hours back

        Hehehe, I'll be your hater! Jk, I LOVE YOU GUYS!!

        • Dr. Mongoose
          Dr. Mongoose  13 hours back

          lawyer: don't trust these 3 one is mechanic, hes a scammer do you always feel like you're paying too much when going to the shop? I rest my case

          • banana-shaped earth
            banana-shaped earth  24 hours back

            how about the bloody benders

            • PAOLA M
              PAOLA M  1 days back

              Re-watching this because I miss the boys

              • Justdrivingby You
                Justdrivingby You  2 days back

                👍✌

                • Karyzma Moreno
                  Karyzma Moreno  2 days back

                  do ryan and shane know about the shane is a demon theory?

                  • Alan Hardcastle
                    Alan Hardcastle  2 days back

                    "Old" ladies? They were in their 50s...its kinda obvious that these women were vampires or demon possessed. Why else attempt a beheading and burn the body(ies).
                    Would be very interesting to see if the ladies had ANY connection to Louisiana specifically New Orleans; lots of vampires out there.

                    • willseok sock
                      willseok sock  2 days back

                      Love watching these at night

                      • Anadia Smith
                        Anadia Smith  3 days back

                        16:57
                        It's at this moment that Ryan starts to think those "Shane is a demon" theories are starting to look pretty plausible

                        • Emily LaRoche
                          Emily LaRoche  3 days back

                          Unsolved episode to see if Shane is demon

                          • Shanaay
                            Shanaay  3 days back

                            16:45 proof that Shane is a Demon

                            • Mega Jonjon
                              Mega Jonjon  3 days back

                              As a residence of flordia this does not phase me😂

                              • joseph rouleau
                                joseph rouleau  4 days back

                                I've got to say, as far as Florida goes, St. Augustine's a hell of a nice place. Supposed to be haunted af too

                                • Cm A
                                  Cm A  4 days back

                                  Wait does anyone else here wonder if they didn’t all know each other and plotted this together? Say for instance let’s say Athalia’s marriage was not going that good and maybe James found out she was going to leave him or she wasn’t even trying to sell the house as a way to keep distance. She even went as far as changing the locks of the house so she obviously did not feel safe. So then James starts thinking of what to do about it. Also I am assuming that James would have some sort of knowledge the Stanford’s distaste for Athalia as I would imagine she would mention it at some point. So James could in theory strike up a conversation with the Stanfords and they start thinking of a way to get her out of the picture and get off an any legal strings attached to the marriage, and rid the Stanford’s of issues they had with Athalia and one of them happened to know Dewey and maybe they offered to pay for involvement with Athalias murder. Also I like the theory that Francis seemed to almost hint that it was not a violent crime but planned with clear victims so that would explain why she seemed so eager to say she felt safe. Also the fact Francis was murdered so soon after gives me reason to believe that Francis was going to expose the murderer in her book and was killed to keep that information from goinyyg public. It makes sense James had the money to pay off the cops and others involved as real estate agent and former mayor make relatively good money and he could definitely have the cops in his pocket and knew this could easily be swept under the rug with the right help. So in theory Dewey murders Athalia, wearing clothes he got from the Stanford’s with the label already disfigured on purpose then he finds the murder weapons because he knew where they were. In that time frame then Dewey could have waited for Athalia murdered her then went into the Stanford’s yard, changed back into his regular clothes put them and the murder weapons in a box slipped out the back and waited to plant the evidence. This leaves the 3 not appearing connected and Stanford looking guilty but they knew the money would be available to get him off the charges as it seemed Stanford was a relatively liked man and Athalia was a woman not well liked which would leave Dewey in the clear James not considered and Stanford free. I’m not a detective by any means but to me this does not seem like a one man job it seems like it was well thought out and the 3 would have had some time to plan this out. What do you think guys?

                                  • The Lost Vlogger
                                    The Lost Vlogger  4 days back

                                    Florida Man

                                    • Joe
                                      Joe  5 days back

                                      I have a theory what if it was stanford’s wife.? and she was setting stanford up, she could’ve tried to dress up like him or hire someone and she would know that his shirts have his name on it and she had access to the house and his watch, she probably gave someone to wear it and kill the girl because of how the girl was danger to stanford losing his job or even maybe thought they might’ve had an affair somehow and , she wanted stanford in prison or a death sentence so that she could take all his money

                                      • Green Day's Panic at a Chemical Disco

                                        Ok I need the name of the episode where a lady's head exploded! Somebody Help

                                        • Cedar Franklin
                                          Cedar Franklin  5 days back

                                          The spontaneous human combustion of [forgot her name]. Just go Buzzfeed Multiplayer or this channel and search 'human combustion.' You'll find it.

                                      • Jack T Ripper
                                        Jack T Ripper  5 days back

                                        You guys are buzzfeed’s lifeline

                                        • David Wallace
                                          David Wallace  5 days back

                                          Brushy mountain prison in tennessee next

                                          • Dark Insanity
                                            Dark Insanity  5 days back

                                            Florida:100

                                            • Gabriel the boy king
                                              Gabriel the boy king  5 days back

                                              Shane =demon

                                              • Emma Walden
                                                Emma Walden  5 days back

                                                oml these are the best. right when it's a bit creepy, they're all like, "the priest is throwing holy water at them with machetes"

                                                • lyndon bork
                                                  lyndon bork  5 days back

                                                  Shane is a spawn of Satan. it explains why he aint afraid of ghosts and why his nose bled in the church

                                                  • Rylee Mills
                                                    Rylee Mills  5 days back

                                                    Me lives in Florida fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccc

                                                    • Olivia Tedrow
                                                      Olivia Tedrow  6 days back

                                                      As a Floridian I freely admit that this place is not normal. 😂😂

                                                      • Ali Ababwa
                                                        Ali Ababwa  6 days back

                                                        Just taking my machete on a walk. Hey wait a minute..is that MY BIRD?!

                                                        • Patti Belch
                                                          Patti Belch  6 days back

                                                          I live in Florida and now I'm scared......help

                                                          • Evo
                                                            Evo  6 days back

                                                            h8 u guys. H8 your.... various human features.

                                                            • Malaysian Productions
                                                              Malaysian Productions  6 days back

                                                              0:47 & 1:40 *IT'S FREE REAL ESTATE*

                                                              • Hand Sanitizer
                                                                Hand Sanitizer  6 days back

                                                                R.I.P Randy Savage

                                                                • MomImOnYouTube
                                                                  MomImOnYouTube  6 days back

                                                                  This murder os unsolved so how do you know Jason Voorhees didn’t do it?

                                                                  • Rukhsora N
                                                                    Rukhsora N  6 days back

                                                                    Buzzfeed Unsolved Network: Who are you?

                                                                    Snarled: I’m you, but better.

                                                                    • Veronica Larrazabal
                                                                      Veronica Larrazabal  7 days back

                                                                      "Clementine, the Blue Jay, was never seen again." THE BIRDS WORK FOR THE BOURGEOISIE

                                                                      • Roadrunner Girl
                                                                        Roadrunner Girl  7 days back

                                                                        Love you guys ! (Wheeze) 😂

                                                                        • SpookyBangr
                                                                          SpookyBangr  1 weeks back

                                                                          locke mccormick did it

                                                                          • Jimmy Fernandez
                                                                            Jimmy Fernandez  1 weeks back

                                                                            My name is jimmy and my bday is Nov3 wtf im trippin

                                                                            • Mehmetşah Sert
                                                                              Mehmetşah Sert  1 weeks back

                                                                              Maybe athalia was a grumpy woman that entire hood hate her so thats why when she got macheteed people never bothered

                                                                              • JJowen
                                                                                JJowen  1 weeks back

                                                                                Ayyy I live in Florida we learned about this in school

                                                                                • Rybeen Ali
                                                                                  Rybeen Ali  1 weeks back

                                                                                  I think if shane is a detective every suspect will be jail

                                                                                  • Katie Lajune
                                                                                    Katie Lajune  1 weeks back

                                                                                    I am so glad I found this channel . You guys are so funny . Way to bring light and laughter to dark situations!!

                                                                                    • I love Harry potter
                                                                                      I love Harry potter  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Harry Potter ⚡️⚡️
                                                                                      I wish it was
                                                                                      ⚡️real⚡️

                                                                                      • theforcebewithu
                                                                                        theforcebewithu  1 weeks back

                                                                                        The neighbor definitely did it

                                                                                        • Lyra Weeks
                                                                                          Lyra Weeks  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Once I went into a church with my religious friend and my ears immediately started ringing and my head was aching. My nose started to bleed too. I went outdside and it all stopped

                                                                                          • Crybaby Bree
                                                                                            Crybaby Bree  1 weeks back

                                                                                            *the bird did it*

                                                                                            • f124z m
                                                                                              f124z m  1 weeks back

                                                                                              creepy music starts


                                                                                              shE planTeD bamBoO