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True crime reporter Deanna Boyd takes a monthly look at one of the hundreds of cold cases in North Texas, unsolved crimes that have been filed away and do nothing but gather dust.

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True crime reporter Deanna Boyd takes a monthly look at one of the hundreds of cold cases in North Texas, unsolved crimes that have been filed away and do nothing but gather dust.

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142 Ratings
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Great!

By ftwfan_mx - Feb 14 2019
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We need new episodes! Soon!

Excellent.

By Jenna Opfer - Feb 07 2019
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Deanna Boyd is the best thing to come out of the Star Telegram in years. Excellent podcast.

iTunes Ratings

142 Ratings
Average Ratings
134
3
2
2
1

Great!

By ftwfan_mx - Feb 14 2019
Read more
We need new episodes! Soon!

Excellent.

By Jenna Opfer - Feb 07 2019
Read more
Deanna Boyd is the best thing to come out of the Star Telegram in years. Excellent podcast.
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Out of the Cold

Latest release on May 22, 2019

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True crime reporter Deanna Boyd takes a monthly look at one of the hundreds of cold cases in North Texas, unsolved crimes that have been filed away and do nothing but gather dust.

Rank #1: Episode 3: A grandmother’s mysterious murder

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Margarett Terry had endured a life filled with heartache, burying two children and a husband. If life was fair, she would have died peacefully. Instead, she was murdered inside her home, a crime that remains unsolved — 28 years later.

Oct 13 2017

18mins

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Rank #2: Episode 5: Murder under the Christmas tree

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With her young son and a niece sleeping nearby, Cheryl Springfield was killed on Dec. 25, 1980 and left near the Christmas tree in her home, the cord of an iron wrapped around her neck. Her case remains unsolved.

Dec 22 2017

39mins

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Rank #3: Episode 4: A father's murder, a family's enduring pain

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Martin Muñoz, an auto shop owner, worked hard so that his three children could have opportunities that he didn't. But a dispute over a tire rim left him dead and his family still heartbroken more than a decade later.

Nov 09 2017

20mins

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Rank #4: Episode 9: From life of the party to a brutal death

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She let a late-night visitor into her Arlington apartment in January 2012. By morning, Irasema Chavez was found dead, stabbed more than 100 times.

May 16 2018

33mins

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Rank #5: Episode 6: A suspect’s history of violence

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Since Cheryl Springfield was murdered on Christmas Day 1980, one man remains as a suspect. But Barry Dean Kelly,  who is serving a life sentence for the murder of another woman, insists he had nothing to do with Cheryl’s death.

Dec 22 2017

22mins

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Rank #6: Episode 7: A savage beating and pleas for justice

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More than 30 years later, family members are still haunted by the unsolved murder of Milton Hatchell, who was found beaten to death in a north Fort Worth neighborhood, a vicious attack that police said left his face "virtually unrecognizable."

Feb 02 2018

32mins

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Rank #7: Update - Arrest made in father's murder

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A Mexican national imprisoned three times for illegally entering the U.S. is accused in the 2007 fatal shooting of Martin Munoz, a beloved husband and father of three.

Dec 07 2017

10mins

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Rank #8: Episode 8: A young mother's addiction and disappearance

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The dark shadow of crack cocaine followed her every step, but was her addiction the reason Felecia Johnson disappeared 24 years ago?

Apr 02 2018

33mins

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Rank #9: Episode 10: From troubled youth mentor to murder victim

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Dallas County juvenile probation officer Ray Hernandez was compassionate yet cautious. Yet, in 2008, police say someone he knew stabbed him 46 times, then set his Grand Prairie house on fire. 

Jun 27 2018

32mins

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Rank #10: Episode 14: Suspicions and a quest for answers

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As Irving police continue their search for Megan Beth Johns' killer, friends and family members' suspicions are cast in various directions, including within. But investigators believe a bloody palm print holds the key.

May 22 2019

27mins

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Episode 14: Suspicions and a quest for answers

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As Irving police continue their search for Megan Beth Johns' killer, friends and family members' suspicions are cast in various directions, including within. But investigators believe a bloody palm print holds the key.

May 22 2019

27mins

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Episode 13: A tragic end to a life turned around

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Megan Beth Johns had a passion for helping others struggling in life but could it have led someone to fatally stab the 29-year-old woman inside her Irving apartment on Oct. 5, 1994?

May 22 2019

21mins

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Update - A long-awaited cold case trial

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Twelve years after the fatal shooting of Martin Munoz, an auto shop owner and married father of three (Ep. 4), a suspect goes on trial.

Apr 04 2019

14mins

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Episode 12: A call for help, a search for a killer

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On the morning of March 12, 1984, Dana Bowman was working alone inside a south Fort Worth slipcover shop when a man stabbed her repeatedly with a screwdriver, then ran. The 29-year-old seamstress called for help, but died hours later at a hospital.

Nov 07 2018

43mins

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Episode 11: A short jog home ends in murder mystery

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When her car stalled one April 1986 evening, Teresa Branch, 18, set off to jog the few blocks back to her parents' Arlington home for help. She never made it and was later found raped and murdered in a nearby church parking lot.

Aug 30 2018

49mins

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Episode 10: From troubled youth mentor to murder victim

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Dallas County juvenile probation officer Ray Hernandez was compassionate yet cautious. Yet, in 2008, police say someone he knew stabbed him 46 times, then set his Grand Prairie house on fire. 

Jun 27 2018

32mins

Play

Episode 9: From life of the party to a brutal death

Podcast cover
Read more

She let a late-night visitor into her Arlington apartment in January 2012. By morning, Irasema Chavez was found dead, stabbed more than 100 times.

May 16 2018

33mins

Play

Episode 8: A young mother's addiction and disappearance

Podcast cover
Read more

The dark shadow of crack cocaine followed her every step, but was her addiction the reason Felecia Johnson disappeared 24 years ago?

Apr 02 2018

33mins

Play

Episode 7: A savage beating and pleas for justice

Podcast cover
Read more

More than 30 years later, family members are still haunted by the unsolved murder of Milton Hatchell, who was found beaten to death in a north Fort Worth neighborhood, a vicious attack that police said left his face "virtually unrecognizable."

Feb 02 2018

32mins

Play

Episode 6: A suspect’s history of violence

Podcast cover
Read more

Since Cheryl Springfield was murdered on Christmas Day 1980, one man remains as a suspect. But Barry Dean Kelly,  who is serving a life sentence for the murder of another woman, insists he had nothing to do with Cheryl’s death.

Dec 22 2017

22mins

Play

Episode 5: Murder under the Christmas tree

Podcast cover
Read more

With her young son and a niece sleeping nearby, Cheryl Springfield was killed on Dec. 25, 1980 and left near the Christmas tree in her home, the cord of an iron wrapped around her neck. Her case remains unsolved.

Dec 22 2017

39mins

Play

Update - Arrest made in father's murder

Podcast cover
Read more

A Mexican national imprisoned three times for illegally entering the U.S. is accused in the 2007 fatal shooting of Martin Munoz, a beloved husband and father of three.

Dec 07 2017

10mins

Play

Episode 4: A father's murder, a family's enduring pain

Podcast cover
Read more

Martin Muñoz, an auto shop owner, worked hard so that his three children could have opportunities that he didn't. But a dispute over a tire rim left him dead and his family still heartbroken more than a decade later.

Nov 09 2017

20mins

Play

Episode 3: A grandmother’s mysterious murder

Podcast cover
Read more

Margarett Terry had endured a life filled with heartache, burying two children and a husband. If life was fair, she would have died peacefully. Instead, she was murdered inside her home, a crime that remains unsolved — 28 years later.

Oct 13 2017

18mins

Play

Episode 2: A Shot in the Dark

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More than four decades after 14-year-old Donald Rodger's death, a cold case detective seeks out new evidence to finally move the case forward.

Sep 15 2017

39mins

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Episode 1: Melvin Knox's secret

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Melvin Knox killed his friend Donald Rogers in 1973, and while a suspect in the case from day one, it wasn't until July of this year that Knox stood before a judge and publicly admitted his guilt. Reporter Deanna Boyd dives deep into one of Fort Worth's oldest cold cases.

Sep 11 2017

35mins

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iTunes Ratings

142 Ratings
Average Ratings
134
3
2
2
1

Great!

By ftwfan_mx - Feb 14 2019
Read more
We need new episodes! Soon!

Excellent.

By Jenna Opfer - Feb 07 2019
Read more
Deanna Boyd is the best thing to come out of the Star Telegram in years. Excellent podcast.