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Murder in Oregon

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Rank #129 in Alternative Health category

Society & Culture
True Crime
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In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. The murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank Gable, a man who Francke's own brother, Kevin, along with storied Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years. They contend Francke had uncovered a trail of corruption in the prison system— one that led to the top of Oregon’s political establishment. Murder In Oregon follows the two men on a decades-long journey, bordering on obsession, into Oregon’s drug and crime-infested underworld to answer one question: Who really killed Michael Francke?

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In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. The murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank Gable, a man who Francke's own brother, Kevin, along with storied Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years. They contend Francke had uncovered a trail of corruption in the prison system— one that led to the top of Oregon’s political establishment. Murder In Oregon follows the two men on a decades-long journey, bordering on obsession, into Oregon’s drug and crime-infested underworld to answer one question: Who really killed Michael Francke?

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2444 Ratings
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169
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96

Amazing!

By doureallywanttohurtme - Feb 19 2020
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Must listen podcast right here!

Pretty good just way to long

By hunterholdsclaw - Feb 18 2020
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Go watch episode 11 & 12 then you have watch the whole series lol

iTunes Ratings

2444 Ratings
Average Ratings
1748
327
169
104
96

Amazing!

By doureallywanttohurtme - Feb 19 2020
Read more
Must listen podcast right here!

Pretty good just way to long

By hunterholdsclaw - Feb 18 2020
Read more
Go watch episode 11 & 12 then you have watch the whole series lol
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Murder in Oregon

Latest release on Jan 13, 2020

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In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. The murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank Gable, a man who Francke's own brother, Kevin, along with storied Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years. They contend Francke had uncovered a trail of corruption in the prison system— one that led to the top of Oregon’s political establishment. Murder In Oregon follows the two men on a decades-long journey, bordering on obsession, into Oregon’s drug and crime-infested underworld to answer one question: Who really killed Michael Francke?

Rank #1: Ep 3 | Breaking Point

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Months after Mike's murder, the official investigation seems to stall. Frustrated, Pat and Kevin link up with newspaper columnist Phil Stanford. Their combined efforts lead them to a controversial confession, a mysterious sketch of a possible suspect and the fury of Salem government officials.

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Nov 07 2019

35mins

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Rank #2: Ep 4 | Corruption

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A deep dive into the history of corruption in Salem reveals a long and sordid relationship between criminal and political powers. It also leads to a troubled and violent man some believe murdered Michael Francke.

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Nov 14 2019

39mins

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Rank #3: Ep 5 | Depravity

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The search for Mike's killer leads to a woman whose dysfunctional upbringing in Salem's drug scene was closely linked to corruption in Corrections. And the staggering violence and trauma she experienced is peppered with names closely tied to the Francke murder investigation.

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Nov 21 2019

39mins

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Rank #4: Ep 6 | Rooster

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Many people, including those closest to him, believe Tim 'Rooster' Natividad was involved in the murder of Michael Francke. His former girlfriend - and mother of his son - lays out the terrifying timeline of their relationship and the period leading up to, and after, Francke's murder. And it links to the mysterious man in the pinstripe suit.

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Nov 28 2019

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Rank #5: Ep 7 | Patsy

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More than a year after Michael Francke's death, public and political pressure is mounting to capture his killer. Then, in April of 1990, a small time Salem drug dealer named Frank Gable is arrested and indicted for his murder. But the case the state mounts against him raises serious questions and concerns.

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Dec 05 2019

46mins

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Ep 12 | Epilogue

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In the final episode of Murder in Oregon, Phil, the Francke brothers and Mike’s friends and colleagues share their thoughts on Michael Francke, his murder and the individuals who’ve avoided justice for the past thirty years.

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Jan 09 2020

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Ep 11 | Habeas Corpus

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The past ten episodes have been driven by the question: Who killed Michael Francke? Here is a recapitulation of the players, timeline, evidence covered... And a huge development regarding Frank Gable’s fight for freedom.

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Jan 02 2020

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Ep 10 | Victims

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Throughout this podcast we've seen the victimization of people caught in the crosshairs of politics and corruption. Lives twisted or destroyed by those with great power and little accountability. This episode addresses one of the darkest political scandals in Oregon's history - a woman deeply damaged as a result of a childhood disrupted, by a man who became one of the most powerful men in Oregon...and how that scandal played into the investigation of Mike Francke's murder.

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Dec 26 2019

36mins

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Ep 9 | Darkness

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A sworn statement, unearthed in 2004, presents some very damning information involving one of Michael Francke's former co-workers. It also could have greatly aided in the defense of Frank Gable, were it presented during his trial. That document, along with others, sparks renewed interest in the Francke murder and once again places Phil at odds with his former employer.

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Dec 19 2019

44mins

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Ep 8 | Judgement

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More than two years after Michael Francke's murder, a small time drug dealer named Frank Gable would be tried for the crime. The basis for the case and the outcome of the trial would shock and outrage many- including Kevin Francke.

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Dec 12 2019

36mins

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Ep 7 | Patsy

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More than a year after Michael Francke's death, public and political pressure is mounting to capture his killer. Then, in April of 1990, a small time Salem drug dealer named Frank Gable is arrested and indicted for his murder. But the case the state mounts against him raises serious questions and concerns.

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Dec 05 2019

46mins

Play

Ep 6 | Rooster

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Many people, including those closest to him, believe Tim 'Rooster' Natividad was involved in the murder of Michael Francke. His former girlfriend - and mother of his son - lays out the terrifying timeline of their relationship and the period leading up to, and after, Francke's murder. And it links to the mysterious man in the pinstripe suit.

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Nov 28 2019

39mins

Play

Ep 5 | Depravity

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The search for Mike's killer leads to a woman whose dysfunctional upbringing in Salem's drug scene was closely linked to corruption in Corrections. And the staggering violence and trauma she experienced is peppered with names closely tied to the Francke murder investigation.

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Nov 21 2019

39mins

Play

Ep 4 | Corruption

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A deep dive into the history of corruption in Salem reveals a long and sordid relationship between criminal and political powers. It also leads to a troubled and violent man some believe murdered Michael Francke.

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Nov 14 2019

39mins

Play

Ep 3 | Breaking Point

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Months after Mike's murder, the official investigation seems to stall. Frustrated, Pat and Kevin link up with newspaper columnist Phil Stanford. Their combined efforts lead them to a controversial confession, a mysterious sketch of a possible suspect and the fury of Salem government officials.

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Nov 07 2019

35mins

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Ep 2 | Discrepancies

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Inconsistencies in the narrative bring about issues as the official investigation into Michael Francke’s murder unfolds. The Francke family raise concerns that Mike was targeted and are met with resistance from state officials. By the time they get his autopsy report, all bets are off.

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Oct 31 2019

39mins

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Ep 1 | The Murder

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In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office building in Salem. His killing was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong”, but inconsistencies soon called the official investigation into question. Was Michael Francke murdered...or assassinated?

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Oct 24 2019

42mins

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Trailer 2 | Who Killed Michael Francke?

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On October 24th we'll re-open the Michael Francke Murder case, shining new light on those who escaped justice.

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Oct 17 2019

1min

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Trailer 1 | Introducing Murder in Oregon

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The premiere trailer for Murder in Oregon.

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Oct 09 2019

1min

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iTunes Ratings

2444 Ratings
Average Ratings
1748
327
169
104
96

Amazing!

By doureallywanttohurtme - Feb 19 2020
Read more
Must listen podcast right here!

Pretty good just way to long

By hunterholdsclaw - Feb 18 2020
Read more
Go watch episode 11 & 12 then you have watch the whole series lol