Everyone in the small community of Springfield, Missouri adored Dee Dee Blanchard and her disabled daughter Gypsy Rose. They were survivors of hurricane Katrina and had been through so much. Gypsy was quadriplegic, had been in a wheelchair most her short life, and suffered from a host of ailments, including leukemia, epilepsy, and muscular dystrophy, she was also severely mentally handicapped, but she braved all her struggles stoically, with a smile on her face.
Then in June 2015, after a series of incredibly disturbing Facebook posts, authorities went to their home to discover Dee Dee dead. She’d been murdered, stabbed to death in her bed. And Gypsy was missing.
What followed was a series of twists and turns wilder than anyone could ever have imagined, where absolutely nothing was as it seems.
Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s story is a haunting tale of manipulation, abuse and a web of lies that unraveled in the most horrifying way. In this episode we peel back the layers of deception to reveal the dark secrets hidden behind closed doors. We’ll unravel the complex psychology behind Munchausen syndrome by proxy as we examine the shocking details of this bizarre case.
Brace yourself for an episode that will challenge your perceptions of truth, trust and love, and shed light on the darkness that can lurk behind the most heroic appearing facades.
Join us as we venture into the chilling world of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and uncover the shocking secrets that lay hidden for far too long.
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Gypsy’s Revenge documentary directed by Jesse Vile.