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Searching For Closure

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On March 27th 1973, the nude lifeless body of 15 year old Tina Davidson was found on the cold rocky shoreline of Lake Michigan. She had been brutally stabbed 61 times and her killer has never been identified. This podcast attempts to shed light on the murder and possibly bring in new tips and leads.

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On March 27th 1973, the nude lifeless body of 15 year old Tina Davidson was found on the cold rocky shoreline of Lake Michigan. She had been brutally stabbed 61 times and her killer has never been identified. This podcast attempts to shed light on the murder and possibly bring in new tips and leads.

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73 Ratings
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Good podcast

By lilyvram - Mar 09 2020
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Just started listening today. Already binging all the episodes

Great podcast

By tate.serg - Feb 05 2020
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Your doing great work highly recommended Glad your back buddy!!!

iTunes Ratings

73 Ratings
Average Ratings
41
12
8
6
6

Good podcast

By lilyvram - Mar 09 2020
Read more
Just started listening today. Already binging all the episodes

Great podcast

By tate.serg - Feb 05 2020
Read more
Your doing great work highly recommended Glad your back buddy!!!
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Searching For Closure

Latest release on Oct 14, 2019

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On March 27th 1973, the nude lifeless body of 15 year old Tina Davidson was found on the cold rocky shoreline of Lake Michigan. She had been brutally stabbed 61 times and her killer has never been identified. This podcast attempts to shed light on the murder and possibly bring in new tips and leads.

Rank #1: 2 - Afraid Of The Dark

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“My daughter was extremely afraid of the dark. She had nightmares about people taking her and doing bad things to her. So for her to get out at a vacant house that is completely dark with no one around, that’s not my Kayla.”That was a quote by Hope, that really stood out to me. It leads me to question, why would a stoned, 15 year old girl, want to be dropped off at an abandoned house in the dark?On today's episode I detail the police Investigation following Kayla's disapperance, along with offering a few words of caution on which Missing Persons Facebook groups to join.There are a lot of scam groups out there run by egotistical psychopaths who don't want to help, they just want fame or money. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jul 23 2018

26mins

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Rank #2: 4 - 900 Balloons

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Off the top of your head, what's your worst memory from 9 years ago? Chances are, unless it was something catastrophic, you probably don't remember anything of importance. If you try hard enough, I'm sure you'll remember something. But chances are, you've most likely forgotten the bad things that happened almost a decade ago. But what if you couldn't forget? What if every morning when you woke up, you were reminded of something terrible that happened 9 years ago. It's been 9 years since 15 year old Kayla Berg went missing. That's 3,285 days. 180 birthday candles that never got to be blown out. An infinite number of unanswered questions. On August 11th, the 9 year anniversary of kayla's disappearance, Hope and her friend Christine held a night of remembrance at the local park in antigo. I decided I'd make the 4 hour drive, introduce myself in person, and show my support. www.searchingforclosure.com

Aug 19 2018

13mins

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Rank #3: Case File 4: The Murder of 7 year old Rose Ahnen

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Seven year old Rose Ahnen was walking to school on Friday, March 2nd 1973, when a car stopped and abducted her. Her body would soon be discovered in a dump in Racine. Since this happened just weeks before Tina's murder, it leaves us to wonder, could her killer have also killed Tina? I give a definitive answer on today's episode. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible. go to www.audibletrial.com/closure and sign up for a free month and get a free book. This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer. Go to www.huntakiller.com/audio. and use promo code "closure" at check out to save 20% off your first box. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jun 24 2019

13mins

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Rank #4: Case File 7: Murder in a Mad Town

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On August 22nd 1972, 17 year old Elizabeth Flannery was attacked as she rode her bike on a pedestrian railroad underpass on highway 51 on the north side of Portage, WI. The unidentified man dragged her about 30 feet away from the sidewalk and up a hill, before he stabbed her over 30 times in the back, neck, chest and face. Luckily for Elizabeth, she survived her attack. So why am I covering this attack? How does it relate to Tina's murder? And how does everything tie into Season 3? It will all make sense in due time. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible. go to www.audibletrial.com/closure and sign up for a free month and get a free book. This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer. Go to www.huntakiller.com/audio. and use promo code "closure" at check out to save 20% off your first box. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jul 14 2019

9mins

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Rank #5: Case File 2: Searching for Answers

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Has there been any update on last years tip regarding a possible suspect? Was there any blood or semen found? Has Tina’s clothing ever been located? What type of stabbing instrument do police believe was used? Do police know the identities of the two boys or the man at the ice cream shop? Are police low on funds and that is why there hasn’t been any DNA tests? Why are police withholding so much evidence from the public? On today’s episode, i gave Deputy Chief of Police, Todd Schulz, and I do my best to get some answers. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible. go to www.audibletrial.com/closure and sign up for a free month and get a free book. This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer. Go to www.huntakiller.com/audio. and use promo code "closure" at check out to save 20% off your first box. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jun 09 2019

17mins

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Rank #6: Case File 3: Memories

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No one should be remembered for the actions of someone else. One of my main goals since I started this podcast, was to find out more on who Tina was as a person. All we've heard so far is the brutal details of her death. I wanted to shed more light on her life, to show her as a person as opposed to a victim. On today's episode I interview one of Tina's childhood friends. She tells me what kind of person Tina was, what she would do for fun, and how she had such a bright future ahead of her. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible. go to www.audibletrial.com/closure and sign up for a free month and get a free book. This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer. Go to www.huntakiller.com/audio. and use promo code "closure" at check out to save 20% off your first box.

Jun 17 2019

24mins

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Rank #7: Case File 5 - Stab Wounds

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Despite all the research and testing I've done to try and understand this murder, the one thing I never considered was the forensic aspect of identifying stab wounds. What tale does a stab wound tell? Can you determine the size or type of instrument involved? One of my forensic classes I was taking helped me understand 61 stab wounds a little bit better. Depending on what type of person you are, this episode will either enthrall you or put you to sleep. Some of it is hard to grasp, but I try to lay it all out in simple terms. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible. go to www.audibletrial.com/closure and sign up for a free month and get a free book. This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer. Go to www.huntakiller.com/audio. and use promo code "closure" at check out to save 20% off your first box. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jun 30 2019

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Rank #8: MCM1 - Christine Rothschild

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The first suspected victim in the Mad City Murders, was 18 year old Christine Rothschild. She was an intelligent, beautiful, modest, and motivated young woman who was attending the University of Wisconsin Madison to pursue her dream of becoming a journalist. On May 25 1968, her bright future would be snuffed out far too soon, and to this day her killer is still unknown. www.searchingforclosure.com

Sep 09 2019

18mins

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Rank #9: The way back, is sometimes the way forward

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Welcome back, to the Searching for Closure Podcast.It's been over 9 months since I last released an episode, so forgive me if I'm a little bit rusty. On this episode, I examine two killers who were active near the time of Tina's murder. I investigate Patrick Arrowood, a man convicted of beating and drowning a woman in racine in 1979 and James Multaler, better known as the South Side Killer. He was convicted of murdering 4 women in the Racine and Milwaukee area between 1974 and 1976. Also, I give an update on the future of the podcast. Am I returning for good? Or is this farewell? You'll have to listen to find out. www.searchingforclosure.com

May 27 2019

38mins

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Rank #10: Case File 1: Inside the mind of a killer

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Just a little bit of a warning, this episode might get a little uncomfortable, especially if you have been a victim of rape or abuse, or if you are close to someone who has been. I'm going to touch upon scenarios that are downright disgusting. I’m going to explore sexual deviancy. Some of the thoughts and images i'm going to describe can be very disturbing. But in order to hunt a killer, you have to think like a killer. It's not going to be pretty, or polite, but i think it must be done. My first thought, diving into this psychopaths head, is what does it feel like to stab someone? For a normal person, I can't imagine it would feel good to hurt someone. But for a killer, it has to be an enormous release. All that rage and pent up aggression finally explodes out. But what does it feel like to stab someone 61 times? How long does that even take? Just over a minute? Basically One stab per second? Or do you just do a couple fast stabs in the beginning and then slowly poke them after they are dead? How tired would your arm get if you were stabbing someone 61 times in a row? I’d imagine it might cramp up a little bit eventually. Perhaps you’d have to switch hands? I can’t imagine it would be any easier if you used both hands. Who knows, maybe it's way easier to stab someone then i thought? For my first case file, I do a test to see how easy it is to stab someone 61 times, and how long it would actually take. Also, I do a test to see how easy it is to pick up and carry someone Tina's size, completely limp and dead weight. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible. go to www.audibletrial.com/closure and sign up for a free month and get a free book. This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer. Go to www.huntakiller.com and use promo code "closure" at check out to save 20% off your first box. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jun 03 2019

19mins

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MCM6 - Shirley Stewart

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The sixth suspected victim was 17 year old Shirley Stewart. On January 2nd, 1980, she was last seen leaving her job at a at a maid clinic in madison. Almost a year and a half later, on July 16th, 1981, four archaeology students where mapping a state park in the town of westport. Westport is a small town just north of Madison. Not too far from the Waunakee Marsh state wildlife area. As the students were mapping the Indanolo area on the north shore of Lake Medona, they discovered Shirley's body, hidden in a bush about 50 feet into the thick woods. www.searchingforclosure.com

Oct 14 2019

8mins

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MCM5 - Susan Lemahieu

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The case of Susan Lemahieu is honestly one of the more tragic cases I've looked into since I started to investigate the mad city murders.. Normally when I run a newspaper search of victims names, I get hundreds of articles. When I ran Christine Rothschild name and narrowed the search results to only show articles between 1968 and 1969, I was shown almost 300 articles. But when i searched for Susan with no date restrictions, I only found 9. And the majority of them only linked her to the other women associated with these murders, all of whom had so many more articles. So why does Christine get so much coverage, but Susan barely gets a mention?www.searchingforclosure.com

Oct 07 2019

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MCM4 - Julie Speerschneider

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The fourth suspected victim in the Mad City Murders, was 20 year old Julie Speerschneider. She was described as a physically striking free spirit, who never held back when it came to speaking her mind. At the same time, she would never tease or come on to a guy who picked her up hitchhiking, but some agree that it’s possible she could say something to anger someone. On March 27th, 1979, Julie was last seen leaving the 602 club on University Avenue near downtown Madison. She hitchhiked to a friends house, but she would never be seen alive again. www.searchingforclosure.com

Sep 30 2019

9mins

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MCM3 - Julie Ann Hall

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The third suspected victim in the Mad City Murders, was 18 year old Julie Ann Hall. She had just moved to Madison two months earlier, after studying for a short time at a technical school . For the previous month and a half she worked as a library assistant in the archives section at the Wisconsin historical society of Madison. Friday, June 16th of 1978, was the last time Julie would be seen alive. That night she went on a date with a male friend at a bar just off the east side of Capitol Square in downtown Madison. It wasn't until the first day of summer, June 21st 1978, when a farmer would make a shocking discovery as he was tending to his land. www.searchingforclosure.com

Sep 23 2019

10mins

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MCM2 - Debra Bennett

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The second suspected victim in the Mad City Murders, was 20 year old Debra Bennett. She was a popular girl, who always had a lot of friends but was not very good at keeping secrets. She was a good hearted person who trusted almost everyone. After she graduated high school, Debra grew restless in the small town of Ridgeway, and moved to Madison. Her sister Sharon described Debra as "sort of a little girl who never really grew up." Unfortunately, after she moved to Madison, she would never have a chance to really grow up. Her burned body was found in a field on July 21, 1976, and her killer has never been identified.www.searchingforclosure.com

Sep 15 2019

17mins

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MCM1 - Christine Rothschild

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The first suspected victim in the Mad City Murders, was 18 year old Christine Rothschild. She was an intelligent, beautiful, modest, and motivated young woman who was attending the University of Wisconsin Madison to pursue her dream of becoming a journalist. On May 25 1968, her bright future would be snuffed out far too soon, and to this day her killer is still unknown. www.searchingforclosure.com

Sep 09 2019

18mins

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Case File 7: Murder in a Mad Town

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On August 22nd 1972, 17 year old Elizabeth Flannery was attacked as she rode her bike on a pedestrian railroad underpass on highway 51 on the north side of Portage, WI. The unidentified man dragged her about 30 feet away from the sidewalk and up a hill, before he stabbed her over 30 times in the back, neck, chest and face. Luckily for Elizabeth, she survived her attack. So why am I covering this attack? How does it relate to Tina's murder? And how does everything tie into Season 3? It will all make sense in due time. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible. go to www.audibletrial.com/closure and sign up for a free month and get a free book. This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer. Go to www.huntakiller.com/audio. and use promo code "closure" at check out to save 20% off your first box. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jul 14 2019

9mins

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Case File 6: Human Sacrifices

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Pagans, and witches, and satanists, oh my! One of the first rumors about Tina's death that I heard, was that she was the victim of a satanic sacrifice. Now I already covered satanic panic on this podcast, but for today's case file I really wanted to answer a question. How common is talk of human sacrifice in the dark seedy world of pagans and satanists? Well, I got a black robe, turned on Black Sabbath, and dived deep into the world of pagans, witches, and satanists to try to see what each group thought of satanic sacrifice. It lead to me have even more questions about the crime scene and Tina's autopsy. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible. go to www.audibletrial.com/closure and sign up for a free month and get a free book. This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer. Go to www.huntakiller.com/audio. and use promo code "closure" at check out to save 20% off your first box. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jul 08 2019

12mins

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Case File 5 - Stab Wounds

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Despite all the research and testing I've done to try and understand this murder, the one thing I never considered was the forensic aspect of identifying stab wounds. What tale does a stab wound tell? Can you determine the size or type of instrument involved? One of my forensic classes I was taking helped me understand 61 stab wounds a little bit better. Depending on what type of person you are, this episode will either enthrall you or put you to sleep. Some of it is hard to grasp, but I try to lay it all out in simple terms. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible. go to www.audibletrial.com/closure and sign up for a free month and get a free book. This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer. Go to www.huntakiller.com/audio. and use promo code "closure" at check out to save 20% off your first box. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jun 30 2019

14mins

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Case File 4: The Murder of 7 year old Rose Ahnen

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Seven year old Rose Ahnen was walking to school on Friday, March 2nd 1973, when a car stopped and abducted her. Her body would soon be discovered in a dump in Racine. Since this happened just weeks before Tina's murder, it leaves us to wonder, could her killer have also killed Tina? I give a definitive answer on today's episode. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible. go to www.audibletrial.com/closure and sign up for a free month and get a free book. This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer. Go to www.huntakiller.com/audio. and use promo code "closure" at check out to save 20% off your first box. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jun 24 2019

13mins

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Case File 3: Memories

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No one should be remembered for the actions of someone else. One of my main goals since I started this podcast, was to find out more on who Tina was as a person. All we've heard so far is the brutal details of her death. I wanted to shed more light on her life, to show her as a person as opposed to a victim. On today's episode I interview one of Tina's childhood friends. She tells me what kind of person Tina was, what she would do for fun, and how she had such a bright future ahead of her. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible. go to www.audibletrial.com/closure and sign up for a free month and get a free book. This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer. Go to www.huntakiller.com/audio. and use promo code "closure" at check out to save 20% off your first box.

Jun 17 2019

24mins

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Case File 2: Searching for Answers

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Has there been any update on last years tip regarding a possible suspect? Was there any blood or semen found? Has Tina’s clothing ever been located? What type of stabbing instrument do police believe was used? Do police know the identities of the two boys or the man at the ice cream shop? Are police low on funds and that is why there hasn’t been any DNA tests? Why are police withholding so much evidence from the public? On today’s episode, i gave Deputy Chief of Police, Todd Schulz, and I do my best to get some answers. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible. go to www.audibletrial.com/closure and sign up for a free month and get a free book. This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer. Go to www.huntakiller.com/audio. and use promo code "closure" at check out to save 20% off your first box. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jun 09 2019

17mins

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Case File 1: Inside the mind of a killer

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Just a little bit of a warning, this episode might get a little uncomfortable, especially if you have been a victim of rape or abuse, or if you are close to someone who has been. I'm going to touch upon scenarios that are downright disgusting. I’m going to explore sexual deviancy. Some of the thoughts and images i'm going to describe can be very disturbing. But in order to hunt a killer, you have to think like a killer. It's not going to be pretty, or polite, but i think it must be done. My first thought, diving into this psychopaths head, is what does it feel like to stab someone? For a normal person, I can't imagine it would feel good to hurt someone. But for a killer, it has to be an enormous release. All that rage and pent up aggression finally explodes out. But what does it feel like to stab someone 61 times? How long does that even take? Just over a minute? Basically One stab per second? Or do you just do a couple fast stabs in the beginning and then slowly poke them after they are dead? How tired would your arm get if you were stabbing someone 61 times in a row? I’d imagine it might cramp up a little bit eventually. Perhaps you’d have to switch hands? I can’t imagine it would be any easier if you used both hands. Who knows, maybe it's way easier to stab someone then i thought? For my first case file, I do a test to see how easy it is to stab someone 61 times, and how long it would actually take. Also, I do a test to see how easy it is to pick up and carry someone Tina's size, completely limp and dead weight. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible. go to www.audibletrial.com/closure and sign up for a free month and get a free book. This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer. Go to www.huntakiller.com and use promo code "closure" at check out to save 20% off your first box. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jun 03 2019

19mins

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The way back, is sometimes the way forward

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Welcome back, to the Searching for Closure Podcast.It's been over 9 months since I last released an episode, so forgive me if I'm a little bit rusty. On this episode, I examine two killers who were active near the time of Tina's murder. I investigate Patrick Arrowood, a man convicted of beating and drowning a woman in racine in 1979 and James Multaler, better known as the South Side Killer. He was convicted of murdering 4 women in the Racine and Milwaukee area between 1974 and 1976. Also, I give an update on the future of the podcast. Am I returning for good? Or is this farewell? You'll have to listen to find out. www.searchingforclosure.com

May 27 2019

38mins

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4 - 900 Balloons

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Off the top of your head, what's your worst memory from 9 years ago? Chances are, unless it was something catastrophic, you probably don't remember anything of importance. If you try hard enough, I'm sure you'll remember something. But chances are, you've most likely forgotten the bad things that happened almost a decade ago. But what if you couldn't forget? What if every morning when you woke up, you were reminded of something terrible that happened 9 years ago. It's been 9 years since 15 year old Kayla Berg went missing. That's 3,285 days. 180 birthday candles that never got to be blown out. An infinite number of unanswered questions. On August 11th, the 9 year anniversary of kayla's disappearance, Hope and her friend Christine held a night of remembrance at the local park in antigo. I decided I'd make the 4 hour drive, introduce myself in person, and show my support. www.searchingforclosure.com

Aug 19 2018

13mins

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Breaking News Regarding Tina Davidson

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Originally I had planned on releasing an episode exposing Arnie Anderson as a parasite, but after giving it a lot of thought and talking to a few listeners, I've decided that he's not worth the time or attention. I have rather an incredible amount of information on him, and if need be I can revisit it in the future. So instead of giving a predator his 15 minutes of fame, I have an update on Tina Davidson. A few weeks ago, A woman, who I will not name, messaged me on Facebook, asking me to call her. She said she could help clear up some details on Times case. What she told me blew me away. After all the investigating I did, a huge tip came out of nowhere. Could the person she told me about be Tina’s killer? www.searchingforclosure.com

Aug 13 2018

10mins

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3 - Muddy Banks Of The Rumor Mill

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There are a multitude of theories out there. While theories can be beneficial, helping explore avenues not yet thought of, it can also hinder Investigations by creating tunnel and by muddying the water. Kayla's disappearance is one of those mysteries that, once you begin examining it, is the same as chasing a white rabbit down a hole. It’s exceedingly frustrating to find all of the information available just doesn’t add up. The more questions you try to answer, the more questions you have. Factor in all the rumors, speculation and circumstantial evidence, and it's a mystery wrapped in a mystery. In today's episode I'll be discussing some rumors and theories that have hindered this Investigation from moving forward. I also speak to Hope's good friend, Christine, about a confusing online rumor that is swirling around and an online parasite who seems to be working hard to make things as confusing as possible. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jul 29 2018

27mins

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2 - Afraid Of The Dark

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“My daughter was extremely afraid of the dark. She had nightmares about people taking her and doing bad things to her. So for her to get out at a vacant house that is completely dark with no one around, that’s not my Kayla.”That was a quote by Hope, that really stood out to me. It leads me to question, why would a stoned, 15 year old girl, want to be dropped off at an abandoned house in the dark?On today's episode I detail the police Investigation following Kayla's disapperance, along with offering a few words of caution on which Missing Persons Facebook groups to join.There are a lot of scam groups out there run by egotistical psychopaths who don't want to help, they just want fame or money. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jul 23 2018

26mins

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1 - Missing Kayla May Berg

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On Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 15 year old Kayla called her mother to let her know that she’s going to be spending the day with a friend. The two hung out at home for awhile before heading out to spend some time at the local park in Antigo, WI. A small, rural town, some 160 miles northwest of Milwaukee. When they got back to her friends house, they were greeted by Kayla's brother and his lifelong friend, Kevin Kielcheski. Kayla made plans to hang out with Kevin later that even. The two just planned on driving around town and maybe smoking a little marijuana. Kevin claims he dropped Kayla off at a house 35 miles away in Wausau, WI at 10:30pm that night. No one has heard from Kayla or seen her ever since. It's coming up on the 9 year anniversary of Kayla's disappearance, and her friends and family would like answers. Hopefully this podcast can bring them closure. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jul 16 2018

23mins

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Season 2 Teaser: Missing Kayla May Berg

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In August of 2009, 15 year old Kayla Berg went for a drive with her 24 year old family friend. They left the small northwest town of Antigo, WI for a night of driving. That night was the last night anyone saw Kayla again. Season 2 of the Searching for Closure podcast is dedicated to investigating and reporting on the unsolved missing persons case, of young Kayla Berg. New episodes start Monday morning. www.searchingforclosure.com

Jul 12 2018

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iTunes Ratings

73 Ratings
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Good podcast

By lilyvram - Mar 09 2020
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Just started listening today. Already binging all the episodes

Great podcast

By tate.serg - Feb 05 2020
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Your doing great work highly recommended Glad your back buddy!!!