Artwork for podcast Crimeatorium
The Twisted Saga of Michelle Dee Gates
Episode 2212th April 2021 • Crimeatorium • Madeline
00:00:00 00:16:04

Share Episode


In 1980, Michele Dee Gates was 13 years old and living in Oregon when she was suspected of drowning a four year old girl named Ruth Anne O'Neil, known as Ruthie to her family and friends. Because Michele was Ruth Anne’s babysitter and she had taken her for ice cream that day, she was brought in for questioning alone on two separate occasions. Police confronted her on some inconsistent statements she had given, after which, she admitted to drowning little Ruth Anne. This is the twisted saga of Michele Dee Gates.

If you can and would like to support the show, go to Please take a moment to rate and review Crimeatorium via iTunes, the Apple podcast app from your phone, or, thank you.

Social links:


CO.AG Music

Epidemic Sound

Thank you for listening!