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A true crime podcast that examines cases which are unsolved, unresolved, or have lingering questions. Hosted by Heather Wright and Scott Fuller.

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A true crime podcast that examines cases which are unsolved, unresolved, or have lingering questions. Hosted by Heather Wright and Scott Fuller.

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I love Scott’s voice. Perfect for podcasting!

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By @_SerialChaser - Apr 11 2019
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If you are a true crime addict this is a must listen too!!!

iTunes Ratings

106 Ratings
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80
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4
6

Scott

By Zap1966 - Feb 15 2020
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I love Scott’s voice. Perfect for podcasting!

Yes!!!

By @_SerialChaser - Apr 11 2019
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If you are a true crime addict this is a must listen too!!!
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Latest release on Jun 18, 2020

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Rank #1: The Closs Case Crossover with Getting Off Podcast (Part 1 of 3)

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Get ready for a deep dive into the disappearance of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the brutal murder of her parents in 2018.Over three episodes, we again discuss one of the most brutal and bizarre cases we've covered here on Status: Pending to date.We're joined by the Getting Off podcast, which is hosted by two criminal defense attorneys and law partners in Wisconsin, Nick and Jessa, who lend incredible local and legal insight into the Closs abduction and double murder over our three episodes.There are three parts to this crossover special. Parts 1 and 2 will appear in the Status: Pending and Getting Off main feeds, respectively, on Sunday (June 16).Part 3 will appear in BOTH main feeds on Wednesday (June 19). So subscribe to Getting Off Podcast today!Purchase your live show tickets to see Getting Off Podcast & Ignorance Was Bliss Podcast live in Chicago:BUY YOUR TICKET!  Buy your ticket to the first annual True Crime Podcast Festival: https://tcpf2019.com

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Jun 17 2019

42mins

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Rank #2: Chapter 6: Episode 1 (Brittany Phillips)

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In the 11 hours between 9 PM on September 27th, 2004 and 8AM the following morning, September 28th, 18-year-old Brittany Phillips was raped and murdered inside her Tulsa, Oklahoma apartment.  Three days later, on her 19th birthday, Brittany was laid to rest with her stunned friends and family in attendance. In episode 1 of this chapter, we will explore the basic facts of Brittany’s case. While police have some physical evidence from the scene, including the DNA of a person believed to be her killer, no arrests have ever been made. Her case will be 15 years old this year. If you have any information about Brittany’s case, please contact the Tulsa Homicide Hotline 918-798-8477.Find out where Maggie is headed to next by visiting http://www.brittanyphillipsmurder.net/or her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mom.missing.brittany
Promo: Voices for Justice– hosted by Sarah TurneyYou can learn more about the case by visiting https://www.facebook.com/JusticeforAlissa/or listening to episodes 1,2, and 3of Chapter 3 of Status Pending.
You can follow Sarah and her podcast at the following handles:@saraheturney– Instagram@SarahETurney– Twitter@voicesforjusticepodcast– Instagram@VFJPod- Twitter

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Jul 19 2019

17mins

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Rank #3: Chapter 7: Episode 1 (Tawnya D. Knight)

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Tawnya was reported missing on December 8, 1996. She was last seen by an acquaintance during the evening hours in Spring Hill, Kansas, on December 7, 1996. Police originally suspected that she was a runaway but her mother, Lori, knew better. On June 7, 1997, Tawnya’s skeletonized remains were found in a farmer’s field in the 21000 block U.S. 169 Highway, Spring Hill, Kansas. Her death was ruled a homicide, but there was never an arrest nor were there any charges filed in the case. In Episode 1, you'll hear about the facts, as we know them, surrounding the case. You'll also hear from Lori (Tawnya's mother) and Jeff McDonald (the family's Private Investigator).

Special thanks to Lori (Justice for Tawnya FB page: @justicefortawnya)
Special thanks to Jeff McDonald (http://kansascitydetective.com/blog/author/jeff/)
Promo: Ohio 88 Podcast (https://www.spreaker.com/show/ohio-88)

There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in this case. You can remain anonymous and possibly close a case that's been waiting for decades.

If you believe you have information about the night Tawnya went missing, the Johnson County Sheriff's Department asks that you call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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Aug 31 2019

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Rank #4: Chapter 6: Episode 2 (Brittany Phillips)

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This is Episode 2 of a three-part series, so if you haven’t listened to Episode 1 of this chapter, go back and do so first for the basics of the case before listening to this interview episode. In the first episode of this chapter, you heard from Brittany’s mother, Dr. Margaret Zingman. We were also able to speak with Josh Phillips, Brittany’s brother, about her life and legacy. You will hear from him as well as Maggie in this episode. Additionally, we touch base on the fact that the police do have DNA evidence from the scene; which definitely gives us reason enough to remain optimistic that an arrest and conviction is still possible in Brittany’s case. If you have any information about Brittany’s case, please contact the Tulsa Homicide Hotline 918-798-8477.Find out where Maggie is headed to next by visiting http://www.brittanyphillipsmurder.net/or her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mom.missing.brittany

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Jul 19 2019

38mins

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Rank #5: Chapter 1: Episode 3 (Donald Edward Fickey, Jr.)

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“Death investigation requires strict adherence to guidelines. Investigators must search for clues that identify a death as natural, suicide or homicide. In the case of homicide, investigators must carefully collect evidence to help identify suspects and convict murderers.” The DJ Fickey death scene was not properly processed. The coroner’s decision to declare the death a suicide - apparently only after about 30 minutes of his arriving at the scene - forever made impossible the collection, processing and analysis of certain critical evidence. In Episode 3 of Chapter 1, we examined the proper procedure for investigating a death scene. We dicussed the key players as well as their roles in the investigation. We also discuss the importance of physcial evidence as well as the collection and securing of the evidence. Additionally, we examined some false or misleading information that was provided to the medical examiner within the first few hours of the investigation. Once it was decided that DJ killed himself, the investigation took a turn. Once it is determined to be a suicide, the entire investigation shifts and key evidence could be lost. Every call should be handled as a crime until it has been determined that no crime has occurred. Justice for DJ means something very specific to DJ’s sister Amanda, as you’ve heard. Frankly, without Amanda, very few people would care about DJ’s death, and you certainly wouldn’t have heard about it. Having seen the police report, interviewed experts and viewed the crime scene photos, Scott and Heather both believe that DJ did not pull the trigger of that shotgun. But we can’t say for sure. Frankly, it’s not our job to say for sure. And this is why DJ was a victim twice over... DJ Fickey either shot himself, or he was shot - and so DJ was either a victim of homicide or suicide. But then, the professionals whose job it was to ensure that DJ’s manner of death was correct - from the coroner, to the Walker County Sheriff’s Department, to the state’s crime lab, to even the district attorney - failed to do their jobs.     

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Jul 17 2018

30mins

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Rank #6: Chapter 2: Episode 1 (Beverly Jarosz)

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Chapter 2 delves into the Beverly Jarosz case. Beverly Jarosz was a beautiful 16-year-old girl who lived in the Garfield Heights neighborhood located in Cleveland, Ohio.  From all accounts, Beverly had everything going for her.  She was well-liked in the community as well as at school.  She had a close relationship with her younger sister and loved spending time with her grandmother.  She loved writing poetry and began writing her poems in a notebook that her parents bought her in the hopes of publishing her poems once the pages were filled up.  That all changed on December 28, 1964 when someone took her life away from her.  Someone came into her home where they brutally murdered Beverly in her bedroom.  The lives of the Jarosz family, friends, and members of the community were forever changed on that fateful day.  Fifty-three and a half years later, we are still awaiting justice for Beverly. Episode 1 of Chapter 2 provides the facts and timeline surrounding the case.  Special thanks to Shane Waters for his assistance and timeline in this episode!  You can listen to his show via https://audioboom.com/channel/american-crimecast.

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Sep 02 2018

17mins

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Rank #7: Chapter 3: Episode 1 (Alissa Turney)

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Chapter 3 delves into the Alissa Turney case. Alissa Turney was a fee-spirited, precocious 17-year-old who disappeared on May 17, 2001 from Phoenix, Arizona. She left early on the last day of school and was picked up by her stepfather.  According to Alissa’s stepfather, Michael, they first ate lunch together and then had an argument over Alissa wanting more freedom that summer. From all accounts, arguing was pretty common between the two.  What made this argument different though, was the fact that Michael proclaimed that after this particular argument Alissa stormed off angrily to her bedroom.  That was apparently the last time he had seen Alissa.  Listen to Chapter 3: Episode 1 now to hear more about the events that transpired after this argument.  At the end of Episode 1; we believe you will be just as shocked as we were by what you hear. Please refer to episodes 2 and 3 after listening to this episode in order to fully grasp the dynamics of this case as well as the efforts being made by Sarah on Alissa’s behalf. Episode 1 of Chapter 3 provides the facts and timeline surrounding the case. 

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Sep 30 2018

24mins

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Rank #8: Chapter 2: Episode 2 (Beverly Jarosz)

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Episode 2 of Chapter 2 provides interviews from three professionals/experts on the case.  We delve deeper into the timeline as well as the suspect’s potential mental state, potential motive, and the possibility/probability of Beverly having more than one attacker.  Additionally, we were given some information that was quite interesting regarding a potential suspect who is still alive.  Furthermore, we learn key details about the case that many have twisted or confused over the years.  We learn that this investigation has never closed and in fact, it has been ongoing in some fashion since that fateful day in 1964. Special thanks to psychotherapist Jason Ross for taking the time to dig into the mind of this attacker and help us understand what kind of person it takes to commit such evil acts.  You can check out his past and upcoming projects via http://jasonericross.com.Special thanks to fellow podcaster Shane Waters for his insight and taking time to chat with us!. You can listen to his show via https://audioboom.com/channel/american-crimecast.Special thanks to author James Badal for taking the time to sit down and chat with us on one of the most difficult cases in Ohio’s history.  You can find his books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/James-Jessen-Badal/e/B001KIJPDO/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1535851194&sr=8-1  

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Sep 02 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #9: Chapter 3: Episode 2 (Alissa Turney)

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Episode 2 of Chapter 3 provides interviews from two experts on the case.  We hear from Alissa’s sister, Sarah and Ottavia (who produced the Missing Alissa podcast) on the case.  We delve deeper into the timeline from Sarah’s perspective as well as Michael’s mental state.  We learn what it was like for Sarah growing up in a home with Michael and what he made them (Sarah & Alissa) believe was “normal”.  We learn about the surveillance methods and phone tapping that Michael used within the home.  Additionally, we learn about Michael’s behaviors before and after Alissa’s disappearance.  Furthermore, we hear about how the family and detectives feel about the case as well as how they feel/what they think about Michael Turney.  Finally, this episode provides detailed information about the ways in which YOU can help with this investigation.  Please refer to episode 1 prior to listening to episode 2 in order to understand the timeline and efforts by Sarah and Ottavia.  Special thanks to Sarah Turney for taking the time to speak with us about something so sensitive.  Special thanks to fellow podcaster Ottavia Zappala for her insight and taking time to chat with us! You can and should listen to her show by visiting https://www.missingalissa.com.  Here you will find extensive research on the case.  It is very well done and will provide you with a ton of information. You can follow @TrueCrimeGuy(Mike Morford) on TwitterYou can listen to The Murder in my Familypodcast hereYou can listen to @MissingAlissapodcast here  You can follow @SarahETurney(Sarah) on TwitterYou can check out the @HelpfindalissaFacebook pageYou can follow @justiceforalissaon Instagram for updates Currently @ 1413 EST on September 30, 2018; there are 38,777supporters for the “Demand Michael Turney go to trial for the death of Alissa Turney!” Petition.  The goal is 40,000.  Please sign and share; we already have.  You can do so by visiting https://www.thepetitionsite.com/842/331/976/demand-michael-turney-go-to-trial-for-the-death-of-alissa-turney/ You can contact the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and express why Michael should be taken to trial by filling out the contact form here: https://www.maricopacountyattorney.org/formcenter/43/43 Episode 2 of Chapter 3 provides interviews with those close to the case as well as an expert on the statistics surrounding missing persons.

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Sep 30 2018

49mins

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Rank #10: Chapter 7 : Episode 2 (Tawnya D. Knight)

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This is episode 2 of a three-part chapter. If you haven't listened to episode 1 yet, please do so before proceeding with episode 2; in order to grasp an understanding of the facts surrounding the case. In episode 1, we mentioned that Tawnya's mother had secretly recorded a conversation with one of the boys (Steve) who was in the same house that Tawnya was last seen walking home from on the night she disappeared. You will hear what Steve has to say about the night in this episode. Additionally, you will hear a bit more from Lori as well as Jeff's theory on what happened on that fateful night.
Special thanks to Lori (Justice for Tawnya FB page: @justicefortawnya)
Special thanks to Jeff McDonald (http://kansascitydetective.com/blog/author/jeff/)

There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in this case. You can remain anonymous and possibly close a case that's been waiting for decades.

If you believe you have information about the night Tawnya went missing, the Johnson County Sheriff's Department asks that you call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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Aug 31 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #11: Chapter 2: Episode 3 (Beverly Jarosz)

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Episode 3 of Chapter 2 provides statistics and interesting information about strangulation, the accuracy as well as the admissibility of the polygraph test, and key points about the handling of the crime scene and investigation in 1964 compared to modern day techniques. Additionally, Scott and Heather discuss the rabbit holes, roadblocks, journalism etiquette and our thoughts about the case.  We have a strong feeling that this case CAN be solved.  We just hope that the investigators obtain the information needed to make the arrest.    You can buy Beverly’s book of poems via https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/608896228/a-book-of-poetry-by-beverly-jarosz-unfulfilledThank you so much Shane Waters, for assisting in the publication of this beautiful book!  Please purchase one to help support the scholarship fund created in honor of Beverly Jarosz.

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Sep 02 2018

46mins

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Rank #12: Chapter 6: Episode 3 (Brittany Phillips)

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This is the final episode of a three-part series, so if you haven’t listened to the first two of this chapter, go back and do so first for the basics of the case before listening to this last episode. In episodes 1 and 2 of this chapter, you heard from Brittany’s mother, Dr. Margaret Zingman aka Maggie as well as Brittany’s brother, Josh Phillips. You learned a bit more about who Brittany was as a person, as much as possible, that is. In episode 3, we will delve into the different persons of interest of whom the police cleared as well as circumstances surrounding the case, and theories.  Additionally, we will discuss CODIS, genetic genealogy, and how Parabon Snapshots are helping solve cases today. There is a Parabon Snapshot of the suspect in Brittany’s case - so we will discuss this as well. If you have any information about Brittany’s case, please contact the Tulsa Homicide Hotline 918-798-8477.Find out where Maggie is headed to next by visiting http://www.brittanyphillipsmurder.net/or her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mom.missing.brittany

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Jul 19 2019

32mins

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Rank #13: Chapter 3: Episode 3 (Alissa Turney)

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Episode 3 of Chapter 3 is formatted a bit differently than previous chapters in the sense that we have a guest in this episode as well. Moxie was an incredible asset to us and for this chapter as she researched and provided us with a tremendous amount of information about the likelihood and statistics surrounding missing person cases.  Scott and Heather added Moxie’s information into episode 3 since this is how the entire case began; Alissa was a missing person.  So, we go through the timeline a bit more in depth and discuss questions as well as potential justifications that Michael had for his actions/behaviors. This was a really tough case for us as since we have our minds made up about what happened.  However, as you will see, we examine the case from different perspectives in an effort to provide the listeners with every possible scenario.  As you will hear though, by the end of this chapter, we’re in the same boat as Sarah. Please refer back to episodes 1 and 2 prior to listening to this one in order to understand the timeline, evidence, and efforts being made by Sarah for Alissa. You can follow @MoxieLaBouche (Moxie) on TwitterYou can listen to Your Brain on Facts podcast here Episode 3 of Chapter 3 provides statistics surrounding missing person cases as well as the questions/theories/thoughts that have come up throughout this case.

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Sep 30 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #14: Chapter 7 - Episode 4 (Tawnya D Knight)

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After the release of Chapter 7, we received a message from the county sheriff's detective who worked the Tawnya Knight disappearance, and later her murder case.

He's since retired, but he very generously agreed to an interview on the record to tell "the rest of the story" of the homicide investigation.

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Sep 12 2019

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Rank #15: Chapter 7: Episode 3 (Tawnya D. Knight)

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This is episode 3 of a three-part chapter. If you haven't listened to episodes 1 and 2 yet, please do so before proceeding with episode 3; in order to grasp an understanding of the facts as well as key interviews regarding the case. In this episode, we discuss theories about what may have happened on that fateful night in December of 1996. Additionally, we analyze the facts that we know about the case and try to shed as much light as possible on the details and circumstances involved. We run through some key points from the recording with Steve in order to determine what we think may be useful in the case as well as discuss what is needed to solve the case today.
Special thanks to Lori (Justice for Tawnya FB page: @justicefortawnya)
Special thanks to Jeff McDonald (http://kansascitydetective.com/blog/author/jeff/)

There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in this case. You can remain anonymous and possibly close a case that's been waiting for decades.

If you believe you have information about the night Tawnya went missing, the Johnson County Sheriff's Department asks that you call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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Aug 31 2019

39mins

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