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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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Great podcast

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

Great podcast

By Stella_lunaa - Jan 09 2019
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Enjoyed this podcast. Sorry to hear that the host had to take a break. Hope all is well with him.🙏🏽

iTunes Ratings

70 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
10
8
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6

Great podcast

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

Great podcast

By Stella_lunaa - Jan 09 2019
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Enjoyed this podcast. Sorry to hear that the host had to take a break. Hope all is well with him.🙏🏽
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Searching For Closure

Latest release on Oct 14, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 3 - Hit The Bricks

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In order to really understand what happened on the night of March 26th 1973 I needed to hit the bricks as they say I had to get out onto the street and see the actual places where these events actually happened I wanted to go to all the locations I had read aboutTinas house on 20th st Her friends house on Quincy Ave Virginia and Washington avenue And finally the beach off Main st where Tinas body had been discovered I wanted to put myself in Tinas eyes that night Get a feel for the neighborhood and surrounding areas What part of town did this all happen in I grew up in or near Racine my whole life but I wasnt too familiar with this section of townBut the question is where to beginIn this episode I investigate all those areas I conquer my fears and try to attempt to contact Tinas sister Bonnie in hopes of learning more about Tina I spend hours going through microfilm news archives at the library and I go to the Racine Police Department to look for answerswwwsearchingforclosurecom

Apr 29 2018

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Rank #2: 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 shes 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 Kaylas 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 1030pm that night No one has heard from Kayla or seen her ever since Its coming up on the 9 year anniversary of Kaylas disappearance and her friends and family would like answers Hopefully this podcast can bring them closure wwwsearchingforclosurecom

Jul 16 2018

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Rank #3: 4 - "She was my refuge."

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What Who When Where Why With what And How These are the 7 circumstances They constitute a formula for getting the complete story on a subject Principles that I learned getting my diploma in Journalism Answering each one of these questions just brought more questions During my investigation Ive found the more that I dig the more questions Im left with Some Ive found answers to but some just lead me either to a dead end down a rabbit hole or just in circles On this episode I call the Deputy Chief of Police in hopes of getting answers I also issue a statement to Tinas sister Bonnie and I have a childhood friend of Tina reach out to me She tells me about Tina and who she thinks committed the murderwwwsearchingforclosurecom

May 07 2018

28mins

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Rank #4: 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 Im going to touch upon scenarios that are downright disgusting Im going to explore sexual deviancy Some of the thoughts and images im going to describe can be very disturbing But in order to hunt a killer you have to think like a killer Its 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 cant 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 Id imagine it might cramp up a little bit eventually Perhaps youd have to switch hands I cant imagine it would be any easier if you used both hands Who knows maybe its 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 Tinas size completely limp and dead weight Todays episode is sponsored by Audible go to wwwaudibletrialcomclosure and sign up for a free month and get a free book This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer Go to wwwhuntakillercom and use promo code closure at check out to save 20 off your first box wwwsearchingforclosurecom

Jun 03 2019

19mins

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Rank #5: 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 thats not my KaylaThat 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 darkOn todays episode I detail the police Investigation following Kaylas disapperance along with offering a few words of caution on which Missing Persons Facebook groups to joinThere are a lot of scam groups out there run by egotistical psychopaths who dont want to help they just want fame or money wwwsearchingforclosurecom

Jul 23 2018

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Rank #6: 4 - 900 Balloons

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Off the top of your head whats your worst memory from 9 years ago Chances are unless it was something catastrophic you probably dont remember anything of importance If you try hard enough Im sure youll remember something But chances are youve most likely forgotten the bad things that happened almost a decade ago But what if you couldnt forget What if every morning when you woke up you were reminded of something terrible that happened 9 years ago Its been 9 years since 15 year old Kayla Berg went missing Thats 3285 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 kaylas disappearance Hope and her friend Christine held a night of remembrance at the local park in antigo I decided Id make the 4 hour drive introduce myself in person and show my support wwwsearchingforclosurecom

Aug 19 2018

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Rank #7: 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 Kaylas disappearance is one of those mysteries that once you begin examining it is the same as chasing a white rabbit down a hole Its exceedingly frustrating to find all of the information available just doesnt add up The more questions you try to answer the more questions you have Factor in all the rumors speculation and circumstantial evidence and its a mystery wrapped in a mystery In todays episode Ill be discussing some rumors and theories that have hindered this Investigation from moving forward I also speak to Hopes 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 wwwsearchingforclosurecom

Jul 29 2018

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Rank #8: 5 - Developing a Pattern (audio fixed)

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Serial killers are often attracted to victims who are very similar Maybe they want to kill older women who resemble their mother They were never able to fight back against an abusive or controlling mother so they take their rage and frustration out on women of the same age range that look similar Or they are attracted to beautiful blonde super model looking women but they themselves are too unattractive or unappealing to land such a person So they Target what they cant have and strike out They make their unfulfilled sexual fantasies become reality Often in violent and forceful waysWhile trying to gather evidence for this podcast and examine suspects I started to compile a list of similar murders One of the simplest and most plausible theories is that Tina fell victim to a serial killer I started to write down any cases from 1963 to 1983 that bore any resemblance to Tinas case I found more cases than I bargained for but narrowed them down to 10 But what of these girls What ties their cases to Tinas What profile do they fit intoThere was a problem with the audio originally in this episode it has been reuploaded and fixed wwwsearchingforclosurecom

May 14 2018

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Rank #9: 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 wwwsearchingforclosurecom

Sep 09 2019

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Rank #10: 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 Tinas murder it leaves us to wonder could her killer have also killed Tina I give a definitive answer on todays episode Todays episode is sponsored by Audible go to wwwaudibletrialcomclosure and sign up for a free month and get a free book This episode is also sponsored by Hunt a killer Go to wwwhuntakillercomaudio and use promo code closure at check out to save 20 off your first box wwwsearchingforclosurecom

Jun 24 2019

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