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The Fall Line

An investigative, narrative, and revealing show primarily focused on the cold cases of Southeastern communities who experience marginalization. The Fall Line gives a platform to families—and stories— passed over by mainstream media.

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The Murder of Gregory Montgomery, Part 1

Just a note: the host was ill during the weeks of recording. We apologize for any remaining hoarseness. Two-part miniseries covering the story of a young man, killed in Atlanta in 1987 -- just hours after Thanksgiving day. The episodes explore far-reaching effects on his family, their history in Atlanta, and why it seemed that the suspect in the case had never been arrested or prosecuted. In Part 1, we discuss what we then believed to be the facts of the case--until new information came in 24 hours before the recording of Part 2. Be sure to listen next Wednesday to hear about what we found out.Fall Line Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcastFind our sources here: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sourcesMerch can purchased here: https://onestrangething.threadless.com/collections/the-fall-line-podcastWritten, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Jessica Ann, and Kim Fritz/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced and engineered by Maura Currie/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie DoddMonthly donations are currently going to Sovereign Bodies Institute--please consider supporting their work!  2021 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLCWant to advertise/sponsor our show?We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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The Disappearance of the Millbrook Twins, Part 5

In Episode 5: Damages, we reflect on the different kinds of trauma caused the loss of a child—or in this case, children Jeannette and Dannette Millbrook—especially when the family has no sense of closure. More details regarding the Aiken Doe are covered, as is one host’s meeting with Augusta DA Natalie Paine and the outcomes of that meeting. Engineered by Encompass Podcast Studio/Music by RJR/Content advisement by Winter Wheeler 2019 All Rights Reserved Find promo codes and support us by supporting our sponsors here! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26mins

24 Jul 2017

Rank #2

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The Disappearance of Monica and Michael Bennett, Part 1

Episode 1: Monica and Michael details the case of the Brunswick, GA siblings who disappeared in 1989, and covers both the essentials of their case and the secret that allegedly drove Monica and Michael from their parents’ home. Engineered by Encompass Podcast Studio/Music by RJR/Content advisement by Winter Wheeler 2019 All Rights Reserved Want to advertise/sponsor our show?We havepartnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests.They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Pleaseemail sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35mins

13 Nov 2017

Rank #3

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The Disappearance of the Millbrook Twins, Part 6

This is the last "regular" episode of the season, but not the last we'll be releasing on the case of Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook. In the following weeks, several special episodes will be coming up, and we are in plans for a mini-season and second full-length season focused on other Georgia cases, so stay subscribed! In Episode 5: Closure, we catch you up on all of the various threads of action--our experience with NCMEC, with the Aiken Doe, with the leads we developed, and where we stand today. Engineered by Encompass Podcast Studio/Music by RJR/Content advisement by Winter Wheeler 2019 All Rights Reserved See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Want to advertise/sponsor our show?We havepartnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests.They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Pleaseemail sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19mins

31 Jul 2017

Rank #4

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The Grady Babies Kidnappings, Part 4

Episode four details kidnappings that took place in 1989 and 1993; one of the infants is still missing today. Bibliography for this episode available on website. For more information, support, and resources for persons affected by mental illness, visit https://www.nami.org. Fall Line Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcastFind our sources here: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sourcesMerch can purchased here: https://onestrangething.threadless.com/collections/the-fall-line-podcastWritten, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Haley Gray and Kim Fritz/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Engineered by Encompass Podcast Studios/Content advisors are Donna Green, Brandy C. Williams, and Winter Wheeler/ Theme music by RJRMonthly donations are currently going to the DNA Doe Project--please consider supporting their work!  2021 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLCWant to advertise/sponsor our show?We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43mins

19 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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The Grady Babies Kidnappings, Part 3

This episode details the kidnapping--and eventual recovery--of Shanta Alexander, kidnapped from Atlanta hospital Grady Memorial when she was just 12 hours old. Please contribute to Raymond Green's Reward Fund here: https://www.gofundme.com/looking-for-raymond-greene-nonprofitFall Line Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcastFind our sources here: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sourcesMerch can purchased here: https://onestrangething.threadless.com/collections/the-fall-line-podcastWritten, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Haley Gray and Kim Fritz/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Engineered by Encompass Podcast Studios/Content advisors are Donna Green, Brandy C. Williams, and Winter Wheeler/ Theme music by RJRMonthly donations are currently going to the DNA Doe Project--please consider supporting their work!  2021 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLCWant to advertise/sponsor our show?We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #6

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The Grady Babies Kidnappings, Part 6

What happens if a person believes they are a missing child--or pretends to believe? And for children who are recovered: what comes next? Stories from recent and not-so-recent history are interlaced with stories of the men who have come forward to say they might be Raymond Green. Carlina White, Kamiyah Mobley, and other recovered abductees and their families are discussed, and Donna Green returns to reflect on her experiences with a German man who believed he was Raymond. Thanks to Josh Hallmark: Check out his new true crime show True Crime Bullsh**, a long-form focused on Israel Keyes. This episode explores the psychology and motivations of infant abductors, and expands to discuss both Grady cases and others in our nation. Fetal abduction is discussed, so listener discretion advised. Thanks to forensic psychologist Dr. Jenny Johnson and NCMEC's Angeline Hartmann for participating. Fall Line Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcastFind our sources here: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sourcesMerch can purchased here: https://onestrangething.threadless.com/collections/the-fall-line-podcastWritten, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Haley Gray and Kim Fritz/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Engineered by Encompass Podcast Studios/Content advisors are Donna Green, Brandy C. Williams, and Winter Wheeler/ Theme music by RJRMonthly donations are currently going to the DNA Doe Project--please consider supporting their work!  2021 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLCWant to advertise/sponsor our show?We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45mins

16 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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The Murder of Elia Banderas

In the days before January 1st, 1996, a housekeeper at a luxury Atlanta hotel was murdered—in broad daylight. Just months later, a guest is beaten to death, in the same hotel, also during the day. Housekeeping staff are the invisible gears that keep hotels running smoothly—but at what cost? *Note: after the recording of this episode, a new suit was filed in the Mangham case. Content advisement by Dr. Marcela Fuentes. Fall Line Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcastFind our sources here: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sourcesMerch can purchased here: https://onestrangething.threadless.com/collections/the-fall-line-podcastWritten, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Haley Gray and Kim Fritz/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Engineered by Encompass Podcast Studios/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJRMonthly donations are currently going to the DNA Doe Project--please consider supporting their work!  2021 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLCWant to advertise/sponsor our show?We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 7mins

3 Apr 2019

Rank #8

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Carolina Girls, Part 1: Missing and Murdered

In this episode, the first of a four-part series, we tell the stories of a number of missing and murdered girls and women from the Carolinas, both contemporary and historical. We touch on the stories of Asha Degree, Sherri Lee Truesdale, and begin our two-episode coverage of Brittany Locklear, a five-year-old kidnapped from the bus stop outside her own house.Fall Line Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcastFind our sources here: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sourcesMerch can purchased here: https://onestrangething.threadless.com/collections/the-fall-line-podcastWritten, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Jessica Ann, and Kim Fritz/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced and engineered by Maura Currie/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie DoddMonthly donations are currently going to Sovereign Bodies Institute--please consider supporting their work!  2021 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLCWant to advertise/sponsor our show?We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42mins

18 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Unsolved Murders: Robert Martin & Tracey Thompson

Two unsolved murders, two counties 20 minutes apart, two years in between--and no answers into the hallmark "overkill" beatings of two members of the LGBTQ+ community--including a trans woman and a gender-nonconforming gay man. Special content advisory by Jadzia Axelrod.Fall Line Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcastFind our sources here: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sourcesMerch can purchased here: https://onestrangething.threadless.com/collections/the-fall-line-podcastWritten, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Haley Gray and Kim Fritz/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Engineered by Encompass Podcast Studios/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJRMonthly donations are currently going to the DNA Doe Project--please consider supporting their work!  2021 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLCWant to advertise/sponsor our show?We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

10 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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The Disappearance of Monica and Michael Bennett: Questions

In our special season 2 Q&A episode, we're joined by J Ryan Green, private investigator, former law-enforcement officer, and current host of the podcast Gone at 21. Ryan weighs in on the case, and we answer listener questions that have been submitted throughout the season. We have updates on Jeannette and Dannette Millbrook, plus a special interview with Renetta DuBose of WJBF in Augusta, who has been instrumental in attracting attention and awareness to the twins' family, the reward, and the difficulty they face in increasing public visibility of the case. Engineered by Encompass Podcast Studio/Music by RJR For domestic violence support in the US, National Domestic Abuse Hotline: "Mail is not a safe way for us to provide advocacy services. If you would like to talk to an advocate, we recommend using our Live Chat feature or contact the hotline by phone at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY). Advocates who are deaf are available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST) by videophone (855-812-1001), instant messenger (DeafHotline) or email (deafhelp@thehotline.org)." For domestic violence support in Canada: www.dawncanada.net/issues/issues/we-can-tell-and-we-will-tell-2/crisis-hotlines In the UK: www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk 2019 All Rights Reserved Want to advertise/sponsor our show?We havepartnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests.They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Pleaseemail sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42mins

11 Dec 2017

Rank #11

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The Beaufort County Jane Doe Part 1: A Woman Found

In this series, we explore the 1995 case of a Jane Doe found in Beaufort County, SC, and speak with an investigator determined to identify her. Fall Line Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcastFind our sources here: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sourcesMerch can purchased here: https://onestrangething.threadless.com/collections/the-fall-line-podcastWritten, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Jessica Ann, and Kim Fritz/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced and engineered by Maura Currie/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie DoddMonthly donations are currently going to Sovereign Bodies Institute--please consider supporting their work!  2021 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLCWant to advertise/sponsor our show?We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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The Disappearance of Monica and Michael Bennett, Part 3

Part 3 details theories and rumors in the case of Monica and Michael Bennett, the Brunswick, GA siblings who disappeared in 1989 and who have not been seen since. Could drug dealers have been involved? Is there a connection to the death of Christopher Barrios, Jr.? Could the answer lie closer to home? Engineered by Encompass Podcast Studio/Music by RJR/Content advisement by Winter Wheeler 2019 All Rights Reserved Want to advertise/sponsor our show?We havepartnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests.They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Pleaseemail sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32mins

27 Nov 2017

Rank #13

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The Disappearance of Monica and Michael Bennett, Part 4

Episode 4: wraps up our four-part series on the disappearance of Monica and Michael Bennett, who went missing in Brunswick, GA on the evening of June 21st, 1989. We speak to the siblings’ sister, a criminology professor and student who looked into the case, and reflect on the current status of the case. We’ll finish out the season next week with a longer Q&A episode, which will also include updates on the Millbrook twins and an interview with J Ryan Green, private investigator and host of Gone at 21. Engineered by Encompass Podcast Studio/Music by RJR/Content advisement by Winter Wheeler Find promo codes and support us by supporting our sponsors here! Want to advertise/sponsor our show?We havepartnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests.They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Pleaseemail sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34mins

4 Dec 2017

Rank #14

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The Grady Babies Kidnappings, Part 1

This episode introduces the season's cases and the city of Atlanta circa 1978-1996, where seven babies born at Grady Memorial Hospital would kidnapped. Fall Line Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcastFind our sources here: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sourcesMerch can purchased here: https://onestrangething.threadless.com/collections/the-fall-line-podcastWritten, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Haley Gray and Kim Fritz/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Engineered by Encompass Podcast Studios/Content advisors are Donna Green, Brandy C. Williams, and Winter Wheeler/ Theme music by RJRMonthly donations are currently going to the DNA Doe Project--please consider supporting their work!  2021 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLCWant to advertise/sponsor our show?We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33mins

28 Nov 2018

Rank #15

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The Disappearance of Monica and Michael Bennett, Part 2

This episode details the case of Monica and Michael Bennett, the Brunswick, GA siblings who disappeared in 1989; this episode focuses in particular on the events that occurred on June 21st, the day the brother and sister went missing Engineered by Encompass Podcast Studio/Music by RJR/Content advisement by Winter Wheeler 2019 All Rights Reserved Want to advertise/sponsor our show?We havepartnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests.They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Pleaseemail sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32mins

20 Nov 2017

Rank #16

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The Cedartown Jane Doe, Part 1: The Fire

This two-part series covers the most complex case we’ve ever presented--and highlights a Jane Doe found in Polk County, Georgia, who remains unidentified even though her killer has been prosecuted.Fall Line Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcastFind our sources here: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sourcesMerch can purchased here: https://onestrangething.threadless.com/collections/the-fall-line-podcastWritten, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Jessica Ann, and Kim Fritz/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced and engineered by Maura Currie/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie DoddMonthly donations are currently going to Sovereign Bodies Institute--please consider supporting their work!  2021 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLCWant to advertise/sponsor our show?We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

26 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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The Beaufort County Jane Doe, Part 2: The Way Forward

The conclusion to our coverage of the South Carolina case of the Beaufort County Jane Doe.Fall Line Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcastFind our sources here: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sourcesMerch can purchased here: https://onestrangething.threadless.com/collections/the-fall-line-podcastWritten, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Jessica Ann, and Kim Fritz/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced and engineered by Maura Currie/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie DoddMonthly donations are currently going to Sovereign Bodies Institute--please consider supporting their work!  2021 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLCWant to advertise/sponsor our show?We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

19 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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Carolina Girls, Part 2, Missing and Murdered

In part two of the Carolina Girls series, we conclude the story of North Carolinian Brittany Locklear, who was kidnapped and murdered in 1998, and discuss the disappearance of another girl--Eva DeBruhl--whose case was, for a time, tied to Henry Lee Lucas. Part three out next week. Fall Line Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcastFind our sources here: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sourcesMerch can purchased here: https://onestrangething.threadless.com/collections/the-fall-line-podcastWritten, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Jessica Ann, and Kim Fritz/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced and engineered by Maura Currie/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie DoddMonthly donations are currently going to Sovereign Bodies Institute--please consider supporting their work!  2021 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLCWant to advertise/sponsor our show?We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44mins

25 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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The Disappearance of the Millbrook Twins, Part 4

In the re-release of Episode 4: Theories, we sort through the plausible and possible, examine possible involvement by local offenders like Joseph Patrick Washington, discuss sex trafficking, and look at some of the more popular internet discussions concerning the case of Jeannette and Dannette Millbrook Engineered by Encompass Podcast Studio/Music by RJR/Content advisement by Winter Wheeler 2019 All Rights Reserved Want to advertise/sponsor our show?We havepartnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests.They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Pleaseemail sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20mins

10 Jul 2017

Rank #20