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Trace Evidence is a weekly true crime podcast that focuses on unsolved cases, from chilling murders to missing persons. Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines each case, diving deep into the evidence and exploring the theories which revolve around them. For each unsolved case, there are the victims and their families, who want answers and the abductors and murders who hide the truth.For more information please visit: Trace-Evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www.facebook.com/groups/traceevidencepod

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Trace Evidence is a weekly true crime podcast that focuses on unsolved cases, from chilling murders to missing persons. Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines each case, diving deep into the evidence and exploring the theories which revolve around them. For each unsolved case, there are the victims and their families, who want answers and the abductors and murders who hide the truth.For more information please visit: Trace-Evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www.facebook.com/groups/traceevidencepod

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Well done

By Jillie257 - Feb 16 2020
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Definitely one of my top favorite podcasts to listen to!!!! Well done.

Great true crime podcast

By mkeJimbo - Feb 08 2020
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Came for the Brandon Lawson episode, stayed for everything else!

iTunes Ratings

2431 Ratings
Average Ratings
2089
170
77
34
61

Well done

By Jillie257 - Feb 16 2020
Read more
Definitely one of my top favorite podcasts to listen to!!!! Well done.

Great true crime podcast

By mkeJimbo - Feb 08 2020
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Came for the Brandon Lawson episode, stayed for everything else!
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Trace Evidence

Latest release on Feb 12, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 003 - The Vanishing of Lauren Spierer

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In the early morning hours of June 3rd, 2011, twenty year old Indiana University sophomore Lauren Spierer vanished without a trace after a night out with friends. In the aftermath of Lauren's disappearance, everyone becomes a suspect; her friends, her boyfriend and yet unknown figures.

Three years later, Indiana University student Hannah Wilson goes missing and is later found murdered. The similarities between the murder of Hannah Wilson and the disappearance of Lauren Spierer are startling. Did Lauren meet the same fate at the hands of the same man, or was it the man seen driving the white truck the night Lauren vanished? Or, perhaps, one of Lauren's friends knows more than he is saying.

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Sources: https://abcnews.go.com/US/lauren-spierer-case-years-vanished-hope/story?id=40084230 | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Lauren_Spierer | https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/11/08/lauren-spierer-update-prosecutor-says-she-fell-inside-daneil-s-messedanger-zone-hannah-wilsons-kille/843163001/ | https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/11/07/lauren-spierer-update-prosecutor-points-hannah-wilsons-killer/839038001/ | https://www.indystar.com/story/news/fox59/2018/06/04/missing-indiana-university-student-lauren-spierer-disappeared-7-years-ago/668542002/

Jun 02 2017

43mins

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Rank #2: 043 - The Bizarre Disappearance of Bryce Laspisa

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Bryce Laspisa was the average American college student. He was bright, charming and liked to have fun at every possible time. During the Summer of 2013, he stayed at home with his parents, eagerly anticipating his return to Sierra College, in Rocklin, California.

Within two weeks of his return, in August of 2013, Bryce's friends and girlfriend were growing concerned about his drinking and odd behavior. Over the course of a three day period Bryce would give away valuable items, break up with his girlfriend and embark on a mysterious drive into desolate area of California. On the night of August 29th, after sitting in Buttonwillow for nearly thirteen hours, he began his drive home to Laguna Niguel where his worried parents waited.

Just after 2am, Bryce called home to say he was going to stop and rest. Just three hours later, his SUV would be found flipped on its side and Bryce was nowhere to be found. Nearly five years later and the circumstances surrounding Bryce's disappearance continue to confuse and confound his family, investigators and everyone who examines his case. What happened to Bryce Laspisa? Did he choose to run away from his life and start a new? Is it possible that he was suicidal? Did the combination of alcohol and drug use result in an altered state of consciousness? Could a head injury have left him without his memory, or, did Bryce become the victim of a random act of violence?

Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores this disturbing and tragic story, which many have described, as the male version of Maura Murray.

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Sources: https://trafotoz.com/2017/12/23/unsolved-bryce-laspisa/ | https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/disappeared/full-episodes/road-to-nowhere | https://www.kcra.com/article/divers-search-lake-for-missing-sierra-college-student/5868737 | https://www.christianpost.com/trends/body-at-castaic-lake-could-belong-to-missing-student-19-year-old-bryce-laspisa-video.html | https://www.theodysseyonline.com/where-is-bryce-laspisa | https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/tag/bryce-laspisa/ | https://www.hometownstation.com/tag/bryce-laspisa

Apr 25 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #3: 044 - The Abduction & Murder of Kristi Cornwell

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August 11th, 2009 was a hot and humid day in the North Georgia town of Blairsville. Thirty-eight year old Kristi Cornwell was visiting with her parents that summer as she had recently embarked on major changes in her life. She’d left her career as a probation officer, and was pursuing a new journey into the medical field. She had gotten divorced a few months earlier, but in recent times, had begun dating a new man with whom she hoped she might develop a future.

Due to a lower back injury sustained during a fall, Kristi had taken to late evening walks. They eased her pain and, in the evening, the hot and sticky weather wasn’t nearly as intense. Her mother didn’t like her walking so late, but Kristi assured her she could take care of herself, and besides, they were in Blairsville, a picturesque southern town with less than a thousand residents.

They’d live there all their lives, and Kristi, if nothing else, always felt safe there. That night, with her phone in her pocket and an earbud in, she spoke to her new boyfriend, Douglas, as she walked the streets of her home town. Then, suddenly and without warning, Douglas heard a commotion and distinctly heard Kristi cry out “Don’t take me.” An instant later, the phone emitted only the sound of static as Douglas screamed her name.

In the days, weeks and years that followed, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation would cover hundreds of acres of land in a desperate search. They will uncover connections to other instances of abduction, and other attempts in the area. These clues will lead them on a multi state search for a light colored SUV and a suspect described by previous would be victims. For authorities, it’s a race against the clock that will ultimately end in tragedy and the monster who many believe commited this crime, will cowardly spare himself the requirement to face justice and to answer for his acts when he takes his own life during a three hour standoff with Atlanta Police. Yet still, questions remain, and though authorities believe they’ve found their man, they cannot prove it. Even after Kristi’s remains are discovered, by her own brother, just miles from the site of her abduction.

Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores this complicated, tragic and frustrating case in hopes of sorting through the confusion and answering the question: Who murdered Kristi Cornwell?

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Sources: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kristi-cornwell-brother-found-body-suspect-killed-self-in-police-standoff-last-spring/ | https://abcnews.go.com/US/kristi-cornwells-body-found-georgia/story?id=12529202 | https://obittree.com/obituary/us/georgia/blairsville/blairsville/kristi-cornwell/619762/ | https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343919/Kristi-Cornwells-brother-finds-charred-remains-16-month-search.html | https://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2010/05/kristi_cornwell_kidnapping_sus.php | http://realitychatter.forumotions.net/t506-kristi-cornwell-missing-8-11-09 | http://www.zimbio.com/The+Searched/articles/Z4CSbgMcrJP/Kristi+Cornwell+Self+Defense+Trainer+Abducted | https://dreamindemon.com/community/threads/search-for-abducted-kristi-cornwell-extended-found-deceased.24313/ | https://www.ajc.com/news/local/gbi-releases-letter-from-concerned-grandmother-kristi-cornwell-case/Ybg1NXJfD9JfJFqsosmrCI/ | http://www.nbcnews.com/id/40891410/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/t/brother-missing-woman-finds-her-remains/# | https://gbi.georgia.gov/press-releases/2010-08-11/summary-major-developments-kristi-cornwell-missing-persons-investigation | https://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2009/08/missing_in_georgia_kristi_corn.php | http://archive.knoxnews.com/news/local/knoxville-man-searching-for-sister-who-went-missing-in-north-georgia-ep-409563001-359197121.html/ | https://www.cbs46.com/story/14770820/kristi-cornwells-remains-identified-brother-helped-crack-case-1-02-2011/ | https://www.today.com/news/abducted-womans-mother-let-her-come-back-1C9014021

May 02 2018

1hr 43mins

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Rank #4: 099 - The Murder of Nick Kunselman & Stephanie Hart-Grizzell

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Ten months after the horrifying tragedy at Columbine High School, on February 13th, 2000, fifteen year old Nick Kunselman and his girlfriend, sixteen year old Stephanie Hart-Grizzell were shot to death inside a Subway restaurant just blocks from the school.

The murders made little sense to a town already reeling from the school shooting. Nearly twenty years have passed and while the Columbine Shooting continues to gain publicity, the double homicide of two teenagers has received very little coverage.

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Sources: https://www.trace-evidence.com/the-murder-of-nick-kunselman-and-stephanie-hartgrizzell

Dec 10 2019

58mins

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Rank #5: 042 - The Disappearance of Tiffany Daniels

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Twenty-Five year old Tiffany Daniels was a talented artist living in Pensacola, Florida in August of 2013. Saddened by her boyfriend moving out of state, and overwhelmed with financial difficulties, Tiffany was struggling to find her way. Her worries seemed as though they might be ending as a friend's father rented a room from her home, making her more financially secure and while her boyfriends exist was difficult, she was excited to visit him in Austin and to see the culture which thrives there.

On August 12th, 2013, Tiffany told her supervisor that she needed to leave early and may need the rest of the week off. Tiffany exited work at 4:43pm and was never seen again. Over a week later, her vehicle was found abandoned in a parking lot on Santa Rosa island, not far from her home. In the five years since she vanished, there have been many theories and alleged sightings, though nothing can be confirmed.

What happened to Tiffany Daniels? Did she choose to run away from her problem? Was she overwhelmed to the point that suicide became an option? Could she have accidentally drowned off the shore of Florida? Was she abducted and moved into the world of human trafficking or is it possible that Tiffany was the victim of a homicide, be it a random act of violence, or possibly perpetrated by someone she knew and trusted? Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines this tragic case and asks the difficult question: Where is Tiffany Daniels?

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Apr 17 2018

1hr 54mins

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Rank #6: 096 - The Disappearance of Margaret Ellen Fox

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On June 24th, 1974. fourteen year old Margaret Ellen Fox stepped onto the 8:40am bus to Mount Holly, NJ, some seven miles from her home. She'd recently been hired on as a babysitter and was eager to start her new job. However, Margaret would never return home.

When Margaret didn't arrive back home, her family began searching and soon discovered that not only did the number to her employer trace to a payphone but the man himself, John Marshall, did not exist. Several days later the Fox family received a call from the alleged abductor, demanding $10,000 and then they never heard from him again.

For the last forty-five years the mystery of Margaret's disappearance has haunted her family and Burlington, New Jersey. What became of the young woman and what is the true identity of her abductor?

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Sources: https://www.trace-evidence.com/the-disappearance-of-margaret-ellen-fox

Nov 12 2019

57mins

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Rank #7: 005 - The Murder of Suzanne Jovin

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21 year old Suzanne Jovin was attending prestigious Yale University when she was murdered on the night of December 4th, 1998. An investigation full of mistakes resulted in an innocent man being accused, and the unknown killer escaping into the night.

Theories would arise about Police involvement in the crime, an international terrorist organization seeking to silence a critic and a former Yale student with an obsession. Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines the details of the case, and considers each theory all while asking; Who murdered Suzanne Jovin?

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Suzanne_Jovin | https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Jovin-murder-mystery-continues-20-years-later-13438017.php | https://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/1999/08/yale-murder199908 | https://www.baltimoresun.com/hc-suzanne-jovin-yale-incidents-1998-photo.html | http://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Jovin-parents-plead-for-improvements-at-state-11626149.php | http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2003/04/22/after-years-of-injustice-it-is-time-to-take-action | http://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Tips-in-1998-slaying-of-Yale-student-Suzanne-11530105.php | http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-suzanne-jovin-murder-investigation-20170926-story.html

Jun 18 2017

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Rank #8: 071 - The Horrifying Murder of Paula Sladewski

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Twenty-six year old Paula Sladewski was making plans. After several attempts at a modeling career, leading to some success, she wanted to get back in the game and see what could happen. She hoped to start moving on her plan after she returned from her New Years Eve trip, but unfortunately, Paula would never make it back.

Along with her boyfriend, Kevin, Paula flew to Miami, Florida to see a New Year's Eve concert, after which the couple planned to spend a few days on south beach before heading home. They'd had their problems in the past, but somehow, the couple had always found their way through it. The concert went well, and things were moving smoothly until the morning of January 3rd, 2010.
Paula and Kevin attended Club Space, a nightlife hotspot in North Miami. After a few hours of drinking and dancing, Kevin tried to get Paula to leave but she wanted to stay. Kevin was ultimately thrown out of the club and took a cab back to their hotel room. Paula exited shortly after, was engaged in conversation by a man and disappeared.

When Kevin awoke and found Paula missing, he began trying to find her, spoke to police and even hired a private investigator. Police didn't seem overly concerned about a young woman who had been missing for only a few hours. When Sunday night came, police had their hands full with a terrible crime scene: someone had been placed in a dumpster and burned so severely that the individual was completely unrecognizable.

While police tried to solve their murder case, and Kevin tried to locate Paula, neither side knew that they were working on the same case.

Who murdered Paula Sladewski and burned the beautiful young woman beyond recognition? Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores this disturbing and haunting case.

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Sources: http://www.wtol.com/story/11819231/michigan-models-family-speaks-out-about-her-murder/ | https://www.foxnews.com/us/sister-murdered-model-was-a-fighter | https://www.inquisitr.com/2953432/paula-sladewski-kevin-klym-dateline-nbc-exotic-playboy-model-dead-body-found-torched-in-miami-dumpster/ | http://www.nbcnews.com/id/35987917/ns/dateline_nbc-crime_reports/t/death-golden-girl/#.XHSQhohKiCg | https://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/2010/03/family_of_slain_model_paula_sl.html | https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/paula-sladewski-was-not-an-actual-playboy-model-boyfriend-tells-his-story-6543268 | https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/miami-lobbyist-ron-book-arrested-for-alleged-dui-11096630 | https://www.facebook.com/westkendallcrimewatch/photos/a.1642734999320256/1643269609266795/?type=1&theater | https://www.msn.com/es-es/entretenimiento/tv/paula-sladewski-what-happened-to-the-aspiring-model/vp-BBPiEda | https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1551997/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm | https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/playboy-model-paula-sladewski-dead/ | https://truecrimedaily.com/2016/03/07/miami-murder-mystery-who-killed-model-outside-after-hours-club/ | https://www.foxnews.com/story/dead-playboy-models-alleged-text-hes-trying-to-kill-me | https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/crimefeed/murder/can-you-help-find-who-murdered-burned-playboy-model-paula-sladewski

Feb 27 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #9: 097 - The Abduction of Jessica Gutierrez

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**This week's episode is Sponsored by Solid Gold. Visit SolidGoldPet.com/Trace for 30% off your first order.

On June 5th, 1986, four year old Jessica Gutierrez climbed into bed with her six year old sister, Becky, to go to sleep. The next morning, Jessica was gone and when her mother, Debra, asked what happened, Becky explained that during the night a man wearing a “magic hat” took her away.

Debra filed a missing person’s report, but unfortunately, her nightmare had only just begun. Despite a fingerprint found at the scene, an alleged confession and suspicions across the board, the man many believe responsible for the crime has never been charged.

A bitter dispute erupted between Debra, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Solicitor. While Debra wanted answers, the Sheriff wanted charges and the solicitor felt they didn’t have enough evidence. Over the next thirty-three years the questions surrounding Jessica’s abduction have only grown while the answers have never been provided.

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Sources: https://www.trace-evidence.com/the-abduction-of-jessica-gutierrez

Nov 19 2019

53mins

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Rank #10: 004 - Rico Harris: Into Thin Air

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On October 9th, 2014, 37 year old Rico Harris began a 1,000 drive from Alhambra, California to Seattle, Washington. Rico was moving in with his Fiancee and it was a major step in a new life away from the demons of his past.

In the early morning hours, Rico sent a last text message and mysteriously vanished. Two days later his car was found in the Lower Site parking lot of Cache Creek in Yolo County California. The investigation to discover what happened to Rico will uncover multiple pieces of evidence showing Rico's presence in the area, and possibly his disoriented state of mind but opinions and theories will fall on opposite sides, with investigators believing one way, and Rico's family firmly believing the other.

Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores this baffling disappearance.

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rico_Harris | https://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-missing-basketball-player-20190316-story.html | https://q13fox.com/2014/10/21/seattle-girlfriend-of-missing-former-harlem-globetrotter-confident-he-will-come-home/ | https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/missing-in-america/four-years-dateline-s-missing-america-90-still-missing-n826516 | https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5336204/

Jun 11 2017

51mins

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Rank #11: 067 - The Disappearance of Amy Wroe Bechtel

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Twenty-four year old Amy Wroe Bechtel was putting the future together. Along with her husband, Steve, they had moved to the picturesque town of Lander, Wyoming and in the Summer of 1997, they had just closed on the purchase of their first house.

On July 24th, both had the day off from work and while Steve planned to go rock climbing, Amy was going to run errands and then go running, her favorite activity. This day though, it was partially work as she was mapping out the path of a 10k she was organizing. Amy drove up into the Shoshone National Park and never returned.

Steve returned home and after waiting for hours, grew worried and called the Sheriff's Department. Amy's car was discovered parked on the side of the road but there was no sign of the young woman. Amy's disappearance kicked off a massive search and rescue effort but after days of searching and yielding no results, investigators began looking at her husband.

Over the next twenty-two years many theories would develop, Steve's connection to investigators and his in-laws would be severed and a convicted killer would become a possible suspect. Join host Steven Pacheco as he asks what happened to Amy Wroe Bechtel on July 24th, 1997?

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Source: https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/amy-wroe-bechtel-case-timeline/article_f289eca2-a639-5a75-a565-814f41b5249c.html | https://thetruecrimefiles.com/amy-wroe-bechtel-disappearance/ | https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110865762/amy-joy-bechtel | https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a21749005/missing/ | https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a20817705/long-gone-girl/ | http://www.frozentruthpodcast.com/2018/06/map-of-amy-wroe-bechtel-disappearance-site/ | https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/sheriff-believes-amy-wroe-bechtel-was-victim-of-killer/article_5c2b29d9-de5f-54b9-b0cb-a93aff383668.html

Jan 15 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #12: 069 - The Disappearance of Brandy Hanna

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Thirty-two year old Brandy Hanna had recently gotten out of a six year long relationship. Having lived with her fiance, Ray McAdams, she couldn't help but develop feelings for a friend, Zeke Lankford. The situation became complicated and ultimately Brandy moved out, choosing to find an apartment to rent with Zeke.

Just weeks after leaving Ray, Zeke told Brandy that he was leaving her. The young woman was now living alone, in an apartment in a bad part of town that her mother, Donna, didn't want her staying in. Brandy decided to use this alone time to put her head straight and figure out what she wanted to do.

On Friday, May 20th, 2005, Brandy worked the morning shift at Alex's restaurant. When her mother arrived that afternoon, she headed home and planned to go out to the beach for the weekend. Brandy would never make it to the beach and instead would vanish under bizarre circumstances.

The investigation would find a witness who described the man and vehicle who had arrived to pick up Brandy the night she disappeared. The only problem was the vehicle and description fit two men: Zeke Lankford and Ray McAdams.

For the next fourteen years, the investigation will grow cold and heat up. Lies will be uncovered and alibis destroyed. A suspect will die prematurely and another will admit to trying to frame him. A dedicated investigator will uncover a shoe believed to have belonged to Brandy and charges will be filed for obstruction of justice, and yet, all these years later, the truth of what happened to Brandy remains concealed.

Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines this difficult and heartbreaking case.

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Sources: https://www.yelp.com/biz/alexs-restaurant-n-charleston | https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/sc-brandy-hanna-32-north-charleston-20-may-2005.26002/ | https://myspace.com/brandyhanna/photos | https://abcnews4.com/news/crime-news/brandy-hannas-ex-boyfriend-arrested-charged-in-connection-with-her-disappearance | http://www.live5news.com/story/14735286/missing-womans-mother-speaks-out-after-latest-investigation/ | https://crimewatchers.net/forum/index.php?threads/brandy-hanna-missing-from-charleston-sc-20-may-2005-age-32.3646/ | https://crimeola.com/brandy-hanna-wiki-missing/ | http://charleyproject.org/case/brandy-renee-hanna | https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/usedtobedoe/hanna-brandy-may-20-2005-t1316.html | https://www.postandcourier.com/columnists/hicks-column-persistence-may-pay-off-in-search-for-brandy/article_6a62a23a-03ae-11e9-95e5-27bae7f6e7d4.html | http://www.missingveterans.com/2005/brandy-renee-hanna/ | https://abcnews4.com/news/videos/watch-live-update-on-brandy-hanna-case | https://abcnews4.com/news/crime-news/man-charged-in-hanna-disappearance-also-charged-with-sexual-abuse-of-minor | https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/fromwhisperstorfr/brandy-hanna-missing-5-20-05-south-carolina-t3033.html | https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/77rl2b/unresolved_disappearance_the_disappearance_of/ | https://www.postandcourier.com/news/charges-filed-in-north-charleston-missing-person-case-from/article_e8e9681a-c719-11e6-9554-d3dece94066c.html | https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/disappeared/full-episodes/love-triangle

Jan 29 2019

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Rank #13: 066 - The Mysterious Death of Mitrice Richardson

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Twenty-four year old Mitrice Richardson wasn't making sense. She was sending cryptic text messages and indecipherable social media posts. Her mother was concerned, and on September 16th, 2009, she received a call explaining that Mitrice had been arrested in Malibu.

After speaking with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Mitrice's mother was told her daughter wouldn't be released until the morning. With plans of picking her up the next day, her mother went to sleep. When she awoke, she was startled to discover Mitrice had been released and now, no one knew where she was.

Over the course of the next year the anger between the family and Sheriff's department continued to grow as lies were uncovered and Mitrice's family felt the Sheriff's department was conducting a coverup. On August 9th, 2010, eleven months after she disappeared, Mitrice's body was recovered down a remote Canyon some six miles from the Sheriff's station. The discovery sadly confirmed that Mitrice had died, but the question of how would become the center of a firestorm of controversy.

Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines the details of this deeply tragic and confusing case.

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Sources: http://www.malibutimes.com/news/article_23018506-3381-5c16-a12b-c716085a9265.html | http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/what-happened-to-mitrice-richardson/ | https://www.dailynews.com/2017/02/01/mitrice-richardsons-family-speaks-out-as-state-says-deputies-shouldnt-be-prosecuted-in-her-death/ | https://www.dailynews.com/2015/11/28/5-years-after-mitrice-richardsons-remains-were-found-in-malibu-her-death-still-raises-questions/ | https://foxync.com/1778841/mitrice-richardsons-mom-wants-remains-examined/ | https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/mitrice-richardson-discussion.204531/ | http://www.blackgirltragic.com/home/2016/5/19/the-mysterious-disappearance-death-of-mitrice-richardson | https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/tag/mitrice-richardson/

Jan 08 2019

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Rank #14: 057 - The Disappearance of Jeramy Burt - Part 1

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Thirty-three year old Jeramy Burt was putting his life back together.  After an affair with his lawyer, his wife, Kim, filed for divorce and the two went their separate ways, though they were forever bonded through their young daughter.  Jeramy regretted his mistakes and worked hard to make amends and regain Kim's trust.  After his lawyer tried to coerce him into lying under oath in an attempt to frame her assistant, Jeramy recorded their conversations and testified against her in front of the grand jury.

While his ex-lawyer, and former girlfriend, served a year in prison, Jeramy and Kim reconnected and began to repair the damage to their relationship.  In February of 2007, they were living together and talking about future possibilities.  Unfortunately, his old girlfriend had gotten out of prison and was pressuring Jeramy to come back to her.  While Kim was in Las Vegas, for a work seminar, Jeramy spent the weekend with family back in his hometown of American Falls, Idaho.  Upon returning, on Sunday evening, Jeramy spoke with Kim and then told his father he was going to meet a friend.  He never came back.

A series of bizarre texts were sent to Kim's cell phone, from Jeramy's phone.  They alleged that he was moving on with his life, leaving town and planning to start a new life under a new identity.  It made no sense, and Jeramy might leave Kim, but he would never leave his family, or his beloved daughter.  Unfortunately, since the texts were from Jeramy's phone, and he was an adult, there was little police could do.  However, when Kim reported that he'd left in her car, they did file reports about her missing vehicle.After several strange events, Kim's car was discovered three months later.  It had been abandoned in the desolate Bruneau desert, one hundred miles south of Boise and it had been set ablaze.  Little evidence could be recovered from the scene, but this disturbing find finally caused the Boise Police Department to launch an official investigation.

What happened to Jeramy Burt and how could his disappearance possibly be connected to that of another Idaho man, with whom he was acquainted, three years earlier?  Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines this disturbing disappearance and highly complicated case in the first of this two-part episode.

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Sources: http://charleyproject.org/case/jeramy-carl-burt | https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/cold-case-spotlight/idaho-family-seeks-answers-11-year-search-jeramy-burt-n848676 | https://www.idahostatejournal.com/members/american-falls-man-missing-since-mother-believes-he-was-the/article_72af6916-b64a-11e3-9843-0019bb2963f4.html | http://thecontextofthings.com/2014/04/14/is-the-disappearance-of-jeramy-carl-burt-tied-to-jeannie-braun-or-jeannie-el-bakri/ | http://boiseguardian.com/2005/08/30/jailhouse-lawyer/ | http://www.missingveterans.com/2007/jeramy-carl-burt/ | https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/id-jeramy-burt-35-boise-11-feb-2007.78166/page-2 | https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/police-still-searching-for-boise-man-who-disappeared-10-years-ago/406781673 | https://idahonews.com/news/local/cold-case-jeramy-burt-of-boise-missing-since-february-of-2007 | https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/idahostatejournal/obituary.aspx?n=kimberly-george&pid=180633550&fhid=6418 | http://mydeathspace.com/article/2018/01/20/Kimberly_George_(41)_took_her_life_nine_years_after_her_husband_Jeramy_Carl_Burt_(33)_went_missing | http://blackfootjournal.com/case-of-missing-man-with-ties-to-s-e-idaho-gets-national-attention/

Aug 28 2018

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Rank #15: 046 - The Abduction of Jodi Huisentruit - Part 1

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Twenty-seven year old Jodi Huisentruit was living out her dream, being a television news anchor for KIMT in Mason City, Iowa. She'd always wanted to be on television, and her interest in broadcast journalism had brought her to her first role as the main anchor of a news network. Everything seemed to be coming together.

On June 27th, 1995, Jodi was meant to arrive at the studio at 3am. When 4am came, and she hadn't showed up, her assistant called her apartment and awoke a sleeping Jodi. She apologized for her tardiness and said she'd be to the studio in twenty minutes. She never arrived. Shortly after 7am, an officer arrived at her apartment for a welfare check. Jodi didn't answer the door, and when he approached her car, he found a disturbing scene. Items scattered all around the vehicle, drag marks nearby. It was immediately clear that he was staring at a crime scene.

Over the course of the next twenty-three years, the case has spiraled through moments of brilliant attention, and complete disregard. Throughout this time, many names have been whispered as possible suspects including two convicted sex offenders, a close personal friend of Jodi's and even officers working in Iowa law enforcement.

What happened to Jodi Huisentruit? Join Host Steven Pacheco as he examines this baffling case in Episode 46 - The Abduction of Jodi Huisentruit - Part 1.

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodi_Huisentruit | https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2018/03/16/jodi-huisentruit-news-anchor-cold-case-police-reportedly-serve-search-warrant/433732002/ | https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2015/06/23/jodi-huisentruit-missing-twenty-years/29168409/ | https://www.twincities.com/2015/06/19/20-years-later-search-for-jodi-huisentruit-hasnt-ended/ | http://www.citypages.com/news/who-killed-jodi-huisentruit-fired-mason-city-police-officer-accuses-investigators-of-role-in-cold-case-6555552 | https://www.insideedition.com/iowa-police-obtain-search-warrants-23-year-old-case-missing-tv-anchor-jodi-huisentruit-41722 | https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3138608/Is-imprisoned-serial-rapist-one-biggest-abduction-mysteries-past-20-years-New-leads-emerge-case-missing-news-anchor-landmark-anniversary-disappearance-approaches.html | https://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Cold-Case-News-Anchor-Abducted-309934101.html | https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/jodi-huisentruit-34793.php | https://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/New-hope-to-find-Jodi-Huisentruit-after-Wetterling-break-414699323.html

May 29 2018

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Rank #16: 033 - The Disappearance of Heather Elvis

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In the summer of 2013, twenty year old Heather Elvis had an affair with Sidney Moorer, a much older married man she met through her job. When Sidney's wife, Tammy, found out, the relationship was severed and Heather became the subject of threats and insults. By December, Heather was moving on with her life and hoping to leave Sidney and Tammy in the past.

She went out on a date and was excited for her future. In the early morning hours of December 18th, Heather mysteriously vanished. Her car was found abandoned at a remote boat landing not far from the Moorer's home. Over the next few weeks, Police investigated the possibility that Sidney and Tammy may have been involved in Heather's disappearance.

The two were charged with murder, as well as indecent exposure, kidnapping and obstruction of justice. Most of the charges were dropped before going to trial, leaving the Elvis family wondering why. The Moorer's pointed the finger at Heather's father, accusing him of murdering his own daughter. The Elvis family felt the Moorer's were responsible. Others began to wonder if Heather could have run off, or if her date that night may have had dark intentions.

What happened to Heather Elvis? Did she choose to run away from a troubled life to start over? Does her date know more than he is saying? Did Heather's father lash out against his own child? Or, do Sidney and Tammy Moorer possess all of the answers investigators have been seeking? Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores this complicated and confusing case in hopes of answering the question: What happened to Heather Elvis?

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Heather_Elvis | https://www.postandcourier.com/news/sc-woman-gets-years-in-prison-for-kidnapping-heather-elvis/article_0099c11c-d631-11e8-9bd0-b3fe82f50271.html | https://nypost.com/2018/10/19/wife-on-trial-for-allegedly-kidnapping-spouses-lover-says-she-forgave-her/ | https://people.com/crime/heather-elvis-father-speaks-missing-south-carolina-woman/ | https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article220101140.html | https://wpde.com/news/local/its-gotten-harder-heather-elvis-family-opens-up-about-being-back-in-court | https://www.insideedition.com/mother-missing-waitress-heather-elvis-pleads-information-case-47872 | https://honey.nine.com.au/2018/10/18/10/56/the-disappearance-of-heather-elvis | https://www.live5news.com/2018/12/19/annual-event-being-held-tuesday-night-five-year-anniversary-heather-elvis-disappearance/

Feb 12 2018

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Rank #17: 064 - The Disappearance of Rachel Cooke

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Nineteen year old Rachel Cooke had been attending college in San Diego. There, she met and fell in love with a man with whom she hoped to create a brilliant and beautiful future. Rachel was pursuing a career in fashion, and she had completely fallen in love with California, which was entirely different from her small hometown of Georgetown, Texas.

In December of 2001, Rachel returned home for the holidays. Her boyfriend came along, though he would return back to California before New Years. He had work to attend to, and the two of them had recently decided to move in together in the new year. Rachel decided to stay in Georgetown a little longer, so she could attend her cousin’s wedding. Everything was going well, until the morning of January 10th, 2002.

Rachel went out for her usual morning run, but she never came home. When her parents realized she was missing, the Sheriff’s department was contacted. Despite exhaustive searches, media coverage and endless missing person’s fliers, Rachel was nowhere to be found. Over the course of the next sixteen years, multiple eyewitnesses would come forward telling different stories, including a confession, later recanted by a convicted killer.

What happened to Rachel Cooke and who is responsible for this atrocious crime? Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines this heartbreaking and baffling case.

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Sources: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/williamson-county/impounded-car-may-be-linked-to-rachel-cooke-case/1119304679 | https://www.kxan.com/news/local/williamson-county/blood-possibly-found-in-car-linked-to-rachel-cooke-disappearance/1477367419 | https://www.statesman.com/NEWS/20170611/Hopes-of-finding-missing-Georgetown-teen-dashed-again | https://www.texastribune.org/library/data/texas-prisons/inmates/michael-keith-moore/775666/ | https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/austin/news/2018/09/26/new-evidence-found-in-rachel-cooke-missing-persons-case | https://www.statesman.com/NEWS/20141106/Father-of-missing-Georgetown-teen-Rachel-Cooke-dies | https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local/car-linked-to-multiple-people-of-interest-in-rachel-cooke-disappearance-officials-say/269-537714101 | https://www.wilco.org/Elected-Officials/Sheriffs-Office/Recent-News/cold-case-update-rachel-louise-cooke | https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Impounded-Car-May-Be-Linked-to-Missing-Rachel-Cooke-Case--479657663.html | https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Rachel_Cooke | http://charleyproject.org/case/rachel-louise-cooke

Nov 06 2018

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Rank #18: 053 - Colorado Triple Murder

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On February 7th, 1999, in Westminster, Colorado, thirty-nine year old Paul Skiba brought his nine year old daughter, Sarah, to work at his moving company while covering a shift for an employee.  They were met by Lorenzo Chivers, one of Paul's employees, to go out on a job.  The three drove off in a moving truck and were never seen again.

Police initially believed the disappearance was related to a custody battle between Paul and his ex-wife, Michelle.  Despite friends and family urging them to investigate, authorities delayed for days.  Finally, when Paul's mother, and two friends found bullet holes, blood and hair at the company parking lot, Police launched an investigation.

No suspects were named, though many have made links between the triple murder and Paul's then girlfriend, Teresa Donovan.  Paul was looking to split up and wanted Teresa out of his home by the very day he disappeared.  Teresa's sister was living with Lorenzo and her brother, Tom, had a vendetta against Paul.Blood found at the scene belonged to Paul and Sarah, as well as hair and fragments of flesh.  Police indicated that the quantity of blood signified fatal wounds.  No trace of Lorenzo was ever found.  Over the next nineteen years, many theories would rise to the surface including possible links to drug trafficking, insurance money or the Donovan family seeking revenge.

What happened to Paul, Sarah and Lorenzo and why has it remained unsolved for nearly twenty years? Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores this deeply baffling and disturbing case.

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Sources: https://www.westword.com/news/a-cold-case-frozen-in-time-5097544 | http://blogs.denverpost.com/coldcases/2014/02/07/colorado-cold-case-take-daughter-work-trip-young-girl/7932/4/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearances_of_Lorenzo_Chivers_and_Paul_and_Sarah_Skiba | http://unidentified.wikia.com/wiki/Paul_Skiba | http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/08/06/cold.case.sarah.skiba/index.html

Jul 23 2018

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Rank #19: 023 - The Murder of Faith Hedgepeth

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Nineteen year old Faith Hedgepeth was a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in September of 2012. Born in Warren County North Carolina, she was a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Native American Tribe and dreamed of becoming a doctor and one day returning home to contribute to her community. On September 6th, she had a busy day of classes followed by rushing for a sorority and going to the library with her best friend and roommate, Karena Rosario. After working on a project, she and Rosario went back to their apartment to change and then went out to a local bar, called the Thrill.

In the early morning hours of September 7th, Faith and Rosario left the bar and went back to their apartment. A strange series of texts and phone calls began, and around 4am, Karena left in the company of another Chapel Hill student, leaving Faith home, allegedly asleep, with the apartment door unlocked. When Karena returned the next morning, she found a grisly scene. Faith had been brutally beaten to death, the room was covered in blood and her half-clothed body was left exposed. Rosario called 911 and when police arrived, they immediately began investigating the homicide, discovering that Faith had also been sexually assaulted.

Over the next five years, many suspects were questioned and had their DNA taken for comparison. Rosario faded from the public eye, refusing to talk or conduct any interviews about the case, leading many to believe she may have more knowledge about the crime than she has stated. In addition to Rosario, her former roommate and ex-boyfriend Eriq Takoy Jones became a prime suspect considering his violent past and threats he had previously made against Faith. No one was above suspicion, and anyone who had spoken with Faith in the days and hours before her murder were considered possibilities. Surveillance cameras from the Thrill showed her interacting with several men that night, all of whom were questioned by investigators. Ultimately, the Chapel Hill Police Department possessed an abundance of evidence but no one they could make it stick to. Recently, a strange accidental voicemail left by Faith the night of her murder and a DNA Phenotype digital composite of the killer have been released, raising more questions than answers.

Who murdered Faith Hedgepeth, and for what reason was this beautiful and brilliant young woman so violently murdered? Was it a total stranger out looking for trouble? Did an ex-boyfriend choose this night to take out his anger? Did Eriq Takoy Jones make good on his threat, or did her best friend and roommate, Karena Rosario, play a more vital role in the crime? Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores the details of this case and attempts to sort through the plethora of suspects in an attempt to answer the haunting question: Who murdered Faith Hedgepeth?

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith_Hedgepeth_homicide | https://abc11.com/news/new-leads-pour-in-on-hedgepeth-murder-after-tv-special/1529023/ | https://abc11.com/news/autopsy-shows-brutality-of-hedgepeth-murder/296058/ | https://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article171703497.html | https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/chapel-hill-news/article104310946.html | https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/chapel-hill-news/article60733021.html | https://truecrimedaily.com/2016/02/16/crime-watch-daily-investigates-the-murder-of-faith-hedgepeth/ | https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/news/2017/09/7/5th-anniversary-of-faith-hedgepeth-s-murder | https://faithhedgepeth.blogspot.com/ | https://heavy.com/news/2016/09/eriq-takoy-jones-faith-hedgepeth-murder-voicemail-death-karena-rosario-ex-boyfriend-abc-news-2020-suspect-eric/

Oct 22 2017

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Rank #20: 093 - The Mysterious Murder of Judy Smith

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In April of 1997, fifty year old Judy Smith attended a conference with her husband, Jeffrey, in Philadelphia. While the conference was work for Jeffrey, Judy planned to do some sightseeing during the day and then spend evenings with her husband. Unfortunately, Judy would mysteriously vanish.

For five months investigators worked the case, casting a lot of suspicion onto Judy's husband who always maintained his innocence. Then, five months later, in September of 1997, Judy's remains were recovered from Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina. She had been the victim of homicide and while catching her killer was a top priority there were many unanswered questions.

How did Judy find herself in Western North Carolina, why hadn't she told anyone about her plans to go there and who made the horrible decision to end her life?

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