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Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad

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Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen dig deep into unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases. Each week listeners ride shotgun as Holes and Jensen attempt to solve the crime using a variety of methods, from old-fashioned detective work to advanced technologies including familial DNA searches, social media geotargeting, and maybe most important—the skills of their listeners who send in tips and theories, becoming active members of The Murder Squad. 

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Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen dig deep into unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases. Each week listeners ride shotgun as Holes and Jensen attempt to solve the crime using a variety of methods, from old-fashioned detective work to advanced technologies including familial DNA searches, social media geotargeting, and maybe most important—the skills of their listeners who send in tips and theories, becoming active members of The Murder Squad. 

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Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad

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Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen dig deep into unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases. Each week listeners ride shotgun as Holes and Jensen attempt to solve the crime using a variety of methods, from old-fashioned detective work to advanced technologies including familial DNA searches, social media geotargeting, and maybe most important—the skills of their listeners who send in tips and theories, becoming active members of The Murder Squad. 

Rank #1: Can I Take Your Picture? Serial Killers with Cameras: Part 1

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More than 20 killers have used this line to lure victims to their death. The second season of Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad starts with a 4-part series focused on these killers--and the photographs they left behind. Photographs that could be other victims. In the season premiere, Paul and Billy delve deep into a missing who was last seen going to meet a photographer, and begin looking into serial killer Rodney Alcala, better known as The Dating Game Killer. 

Mar 16 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #2: What Happened to Carole Baskin's Husband Don Lewis?

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Tiger King raised a lot of questions about cult-like behavior and animal cruelty. But the biggest question for us was: What happened to Don Lewis? Two months after filing a restraining order against his wife, he goes missing. His children never hear from him. 

Paul and Billy look into Carole, Joe Exotic and take a deep dive into the timeline and circumstances behind the man who went missing from Easy Street. Plus, the announcement of the first Murder Squad Virtual Art Show. 

Apr 06 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rank #3: The Golden State Killer

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Billy Jensen and Paul Holes discuss the case that brought them together--the Golden State Killer. After diving into the investigation, they ask you to help bring possible other cases into the light.


For more information, please go to TheMurderSquad.com

Apr 22 2019

55mins

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Rank #4: Jeffrey Willis

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Billy Jensen and Paul Holes explore the case of killer Jeffrey Willis and ask the Murder Squad to help find possible other victims.


For more information, please visit TheMurderSquad.com

Apr 15 2019

51mins

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Rank #5: Who Killed Danielle and Lindsey?

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Billy Jensen and Paul Holes cover two unsolved murders in Southern Ohio and discuss why it's an ideal hunting ground for serial killers.


For more information, please visit TheMurderSquad.com

Apr 29 2019

54mins

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Rank #6: The Unsolved Murder of The Haunted Mansion's Yale Gracey

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Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the unsolved murder Yale Gracey, one of the great minds behind the illusions featured in Disney's Haunted Mansion ride. They also discuss other unsolved Halloween cases through the years.

Oct 28 2019

50mins

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Rank #7: Fugitive John Blauvelt

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Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the fugitive case of John Blauvelt out of South Carolina. Blauvelt is wanted for the murder of his wife Cati in October of 2016. Shortly after the murder he went on the run with a teenager who was recovered in Oregon--the last confirmed sighting of Blauvelt. Billy and Paul talk with US Marshal Will Cook in the search for John Blauvelt. 

Nov 25 2019

52mins

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Rank #8: Brittany Phillips Unsolved

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Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the unsolved murder of Brittany Phillips. 18-year-old Brittany Phillips had just moved back to the Tulsa area a few months before she was killed in her apartment in September of 2004. Law enforcement have over 70 swabs of DNA-one with a match-but Brittany's killer still remains unknown. With the help of Brittany's mom Dr. Maggie Zingman, Billy and Paul take a closer look into the investigation. 

Dec 16 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #9: UNSOLVED-Shelbey Thornburgh and Missy Bevers

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This week Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into two unsolved murders in Texas. Both cases captured the killers on video, both have DNA, but neither has been solved. Paul and Billy delve into the details of the murders of Shelbey Thornburgh and Missy Bevers.

Nov 04 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #10: Unsolved—Anita Knutson

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Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the murder of 18-year-old Anita Knutson out of Minot, North Dakota. Anita was a friend to everyone, appearing to have no enemies, when she was discovered murdered in her apartment on June 4, 2007. 

Dec 09 2019

47mins

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Rank #11: The Forest City Killer

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In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, this city of London, Ontario, had multiple serial killers in their midst. Three have been identified but most likely there was at least one more. Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the murders most likely committed by this unknown killer with the help of author Vanessa Brown.


More information on Vanessa Brown's book can be found here: https://brownanddickson.com/pages/the-forest-city-killer

Nov 18 2019

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Rank #12: The Delphi and Evansdale Murders

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Billy Jensen and Paul Holes welcome special guest Ashley Flowers from Crime Junkie Podcast to discuss the murders of Abby Williams and Liberty German in Delphi, Indiana. They also discuss the unsolved murders of Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook out of Evansdale, Iowa.


For more information, please visit TheMurderSquad.com

May 13 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #13: Murderers Let Loose During the Coronavirus

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Prisons and jails in each state are letting inmates out for fear of the coronavirus. Some before trial. Some early release.  And scores of those are already back in prison for reoffending—some being accused of killing people in their small moments of freedom. On the other side of that coin is Walter Ogrod, who has been in prison for two decades for the murder of a 4-year-old girl. DNA says he most likely did not commit commit that murder. The victim’s mother and even the DA says he should be free, but he sits in jail with a fever of 106 waiting for a hearing. Billy. Paul and legal analyst Loni Coombs delve into these cases. Plus Billy and Paul contribute to the John Krasinski’s Some Good News network with some good crime news. 

Apr 27 2020

43mins

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Rank #14: Ted Bundy and the Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders

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Billy Jensen and Paul Holes discuss the unsolved murders of women and girls in the Santa Rosa, California area from the 1970's that have been possibly linked to serial killer Ted Bundy.


For more information, please visit TheMurderSquad.com


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May 06 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #15: Answers: A new lead in the Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders

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In the first part of the season finale, Billy and Paul talk to a woman who was friends with Yvonne Weber and Maureen Sterling--victims from the Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders. She was offered by them to smoke pot with a mystery man. She saw the man. Was never questioned by police and never told her story—-until now. 

Also there will be updates on Alissa Turney's case, the I-5 Strangler, and theories on the unsolved murders of Abby and Libby from Delphi, Indiana.

Dec 23 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #16: Who Killed Faith Hedgepeth?

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Listen to Billy Jensen and Paul Holes dive into to the investigation of the murder of Faith Hedgepeth. While talking with true crime television producer Kelly McLear, Billy and Paul and the Murder Squad learn new details in the case.


For more information, please go to TheMurderSquad.com

Jul 01 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #17: Can I Take Your Picture? Serial Killers with Cameras: Part 2

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In part 2 of "Can I Take Your Picture? Serial Killers with Cameras," Paul and Billy continue their deep dive into The Dating Game Killer-Rodney Alcala. With the help of retired detective Cliff Shepard, the guys discuss four cases in Los Angeles that were tied to Alcala. Shepard recalls his interactions with Alcala and why he calls Alcala "truly evil." 

Mar 30 2020

59mins

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Rank #18: Answers: Big Tips on the Manson Family’s Possible Other Murders

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In part two of the season one finale, Billy and Paul delve into the tips the Murder Squad has received this year. They interview Charles Manson’s acid dealer, who has never spoken to the police. But he came forward to the Squad with new information about the potential other murders The Manson Family could be responsible for in late 1960s Los Angeles. Also updates on our fugitive cases, the Olivia Lone Bear case, as well as convicted killer Jeffrey Willis. 

Plus someone close to serial killer Jesse Matthew provides a detailed timeline of his whereabouts. 

Stay tuned all winter for Murder Squad: Winter Distraction every Monday, where Billy and Paul will have very special guests to talk true crime cases and investigations. 

Dec 30 2019

1hr

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Rank #19: The Killer Nurse

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Billy Jensen and Paul Holes with the help of clinical and forensic psychologist and co-host of the daytime talk show The Doctors Dr. Judy Ho look into their first female serial killer. They delve into the case of confessed serial killer nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer from Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.


For more information, please go to TheMurderSquad.com

Aug 26 2019

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Rank #20: Jensen and Holes: The Winter Distraction with Adam Conover

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While Billy and Paul are working diligently on season two of Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad, they're using their downtime to watch movies and TV shows about...crime. Some true crime, some fiction. In these mini-episodes, the guys give their thoughts on the crime shows and movies you love--and debate what they would've done differently if they were in the detectives shoes. Special guests from the podcast and entertainment world will drop in to share a drink and talk some crime.

For our first Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul welcome investigative comedian Adam Conover from Adam Ruins Everything and the podcast Factually. Billy and Paul asks Adam to ruin true crime from fingerprints to DNA. 

Jan 06 2020

49mins

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Does Matthew Kroll Have More Victims?

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Paul and Billy look into the murder of Heidi Newman, a case Paul investigated while supervising the crime lab in 2003. It's a case that held similarities to a still unsolved murder six years prior. With the help of investigator Leonard Orman, the three delve into the 1997 unsolved murder of Linda Lincoln. Both women knew Matthew Kroll, the man in prison for Heidi's murder. And both Leonard and Paul think Kroll may have other victims. 

Aug 10 2020

59mins

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Rita Hester and the Murders of Black Transgender Women in America

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In 1998, Rita Hester was murdered in her Boston apartment. Rita was active in the transgender community and her gruesome death inspired Transgender Remembrance Day—but her murderer is still out there. Paul and Billy investigate Rita’s case, and also shed light on the recent murders of Merci Mack, Shakie Peters, Brayla Stone, Bree Black, Draya McCarty, Remmie Fells and Riah Milton—seven transgender women found slain in June and July of 2020. So far, only two cases have led to an arrest. We need to change that.

Aug 03 2020

47mins

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Carrie Brown: An American Jack the Ripper Victim?

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Billy and Paul travel to 1891 New York City to investigate the unsolved murder of Carrie Brown. While often tied to Jack The Ripper, no conclusive evidence has linked the two and the case that caused a media storm remains unsolved. This new episode is in partnership with TNT's The Alienist: Angel of Darkness.

Jul 26 2020

50mins

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The Possible Victims of Bobby Jack Fowler

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This week Paul and Billy decide to look into cases that their friend Michelle McNamara, author of I'll Be Gone in the Dark, looked into on her blog True Crime Diary. They look at unsolved cases in Oregon and the link to potential serial killer Bobby Jack Fowler. Fowler was a violent offender with cases in Oregon, Iowa, Texas, Tennessee and Canada. And those are just the cases we know.

Jul 20 2020

50mins

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What Happened to Tamla Horsford?

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This week Paul and Billy look into the mysterious death of Tamla Horsford. In November 2018, Tamla Horsford was the only black guest at an adult slumber party in Cumming, Georgia. By all accounts she was the life of the party. But in the early morning hours she was found dead outside. With the help of Tamla's family attorney Ralph E. Fernandez, Billy and Paul try to find out how a mother of five died that night. 

Jul 13 2020

1hr 14mins

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The Murder of Vanessa Guillen and the Unsolved Homicides of Fort Hood

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Last week, the body of Specialist Vanessa Guillen was found near a river. She was murdered. And she was not the only Fort Hood soldier to be killed since March.  In this episode, Billy and Paul will delve into the eight cases of unsolved homicides and unknown causes of death of soldiers from the base. And with the help of Murder Squad listeners, they take a closer look at how the US Army investigates sexual assault, sexual harassment and missing persons amidst their ranks—including the case of LaVena Johnson. 

Jul 06 2020

45mins

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MISSING: Vanessa Guillen and Kierra Coles

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This week Paul and Billy look into two missing persons cases. The first is a soldier who went missing while on post. Vanessa Guillen was last seen at Fort Hood in Texas on April 22nd. The second is a mail carrier last seen on camera leaving her home. Kierra Coles was last seen outside her home in the Chatam area of Chicago on October 2nd, 2018.

Neither case is related. Each in a different part of the country and separated by over a year. But both cases still have families, friends and the community looking for the women.

Jun 29 2020

51mins

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Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia Part 2

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In Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia Part 2, Billy and Paul turn their focus on who may have been capable of committing such a gruesome crime. They look into the usual suspects: the men in Elizabeth's life before her murder, Hodel and Dillon. But after digging to find other crimes that mirrored Short, two other possibilities take center stage. One with a tie to overseas and World War II.

Jun 22 2020

57mins

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How Defunding the Police Could Help Solve More Crimes—and Contribute to Eliminating the Systemic Racism in Law Enforcement

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After the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Paul and Billy examine the systemic racism that is resulting in the deaths of so many black men and women by police in the United States. And they explore how defunding the police could be seen as an opportunity to fix a broken crime solving system and actually solve more serious crimes. Retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey joins to discuss how to fix the problem within police departments around the country. And former prosecutor Loni Coombs joins to discuss the Eric Garner case, and whether there is any other legal recourse that can be taken against the cop who murdered him. 

Jun 15 2020

1hr 22mins

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Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia

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Billy and Paul examine one of the most perplexing unsolved murders in America, the Black Dahlia. In the first of a two part series, Paul examines the autopsy summaries, and through the lens of advancements in forensics, identifies the wounds inflicted on Elizabeth Short. These new observations lead directly into new possible theories. This episode was part of a batch record before Paul went into surgery last week. At the top of the show, we address the immense importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and the steps we can take for change, including the first steps in a massive dismantling of how policing is done in America. Next week we will devote the episode on police brutality and how things can—and must—change.  

Jun 08 2020

1hr 16mins

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Who Killed Ebby Steppach?

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Paul and Billy look into an unsolved murder of an 18-year-old out of Little Rock, Arkansas. Ebby Steppach went missing in late October of 2015. The only sign left behind was her car with a dead battery, empty gas tank and the keys still in the ignition. Her family and friends searched for over two years before Ebby's remains were located. Now Billy and Paul are hoping the Murder Squad can help find justice for Ebby. 

Jun 01 2020

49mins

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Randy Kraft: Killer with a Scorecard

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Billy and Paul look into one of the three men given the nickname "The Freeway Killer." Randy Kraft was caught redhanded with a victim in his car at the time of a drunk driving arrest in May 1983. But the search of his car led to a list of potentially 61 victims. Paul and Billy are joined by former NCIS Investigator Julie Haney who interviewed Kraft about one of his victims. The three discuss the possibility that Kraft's victims could actually be in the 100's. 

May 25 2020

59mins

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Killer on the Highway: Does Michael Magliolo Have More Victims?

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Billy and Paul look into convicted serial killer Michael Magliolo, who hitched rides with truckers to find his victims on the road. They are joined by retired Nashville detective Pat Postiglione, the man who caught Magliolo—as well as one of the most infamous trucker killers—Bruce Mendenhall. All three think Magliolo has many more victims and need the Murder Squad to aid in their search.

May 18 2020

1hr 3mins

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Voices of Evil: The cases of Amber Tuccaro and Margaret Ellen Fox

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Paul and Billy look into two separate cases nearly four decades apart, each haunted with a voice of the offender. The first case, from Canada, is searching for a murderer. A man picked up Amber Tuccaro as she hitchhiked her way into town. He didn’t know his voice was being recorded as she protested. The other is a kidnapping—the apparent abductor of Margaret Ellen Fox calling her parents. Billy and Paul are hoping that the Murder Squad may recognize these evil voices, and help deliver justice. 

May 11 2020

57mins

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West Memphis Three

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Billy and Paul look into the murders of 8-year-olds Christopher Byers, Michael Moore and Stevie Branch in West Memphis, Arkansas. Paul gives his unfiltered, professional opinion of what happened to the boys, as well as who he thinks may be responsible--listener discretion is advised. Billy and Paul also talk with one of the three men who was originally convicted of the murders.

If you would like to hear more about the case, you can watch "The West Memphis Three: An ID Murder Mystery" on InvestigationDiscovery.com or via the IDGo app.

May 04 2020

1hr 20mins

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Murderers Let Loose During the Coronavirus

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Prisons and jails in each state are letting inmates out for fear of the coronavirus. Some before trial. Some early release.  And scores of those are already back in prison for reoffending—some being accused of killing people in their small moments of freedom. On the other side of that coin is Walter Ogrod, who has been in prison for two decades for the murder of a 4-year-old girl. DNA says he most likely did not commit commit that murder. The victim’s mother and even the DA says he should be free, but he sits in jail with a fever of 106 waiting for a hearing. Billy. Paul and legal analyst Loni Coombs delve into these cases. Plus Billy and Paul contribute to the John Krasinski’s Some Good News network with some good crime news. 

Apr 27 2020

43mins

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Can I Take Your Picture? Serial Killers with Cameras: Part 4

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In the conclusion of "Can I Take Your Picture? Serial Killers with Cameras," Billy and Paul give updates on two photographer killers from season one--revealing the invaluable tips you gave and identifications of the women in that photos that are confirmed and still in the works. And they bring you one more possible serial killer with a camera who was just caught. 

Apr 20 2020

47mins

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Can I Take Your Picture? Serial Killers with Cameras: Part 3

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Paul and Billy delve deeper into The Dating Game Killer, Rodney Alcala, this time joined by NYPD Detective Wendell Stradford. Stradford was the cold case investigator who linked Alcala to even more crimes. Together they sift through the evidence, including murders and sexual assaults Alcala could be responsible for and give possible answers to the identities of the women in the photos he left behind. 

Apr 13 2020

1hr 3mins

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What Happened to Carole Baskin's Husband Don Lewis?

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Tiger King raised a lot of questions about cult-like behavior and animal cruelty. But the biggest question for us was: What happened to Don Lewis? Two months after filing a restraining order against his wife, he goes missing. His children never hear from him. 

Paul and Billy look into Carole, Joe Exotic and take a deep dive into the timeline and circumstances behind the man who went missing from Easy Street. Plus, the announcement of the first Murder Squad Virtual Art Show. 

Apr 06 2020

1hr 5mins

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Can I Take Your Picture? Serial Killers with Cameras: Part 2

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In part 2 of "Can I Take Your Picture? Serial Killers with Cameras," Paul and Billy continue their deep dive into The Dating Game Killer-Rodney Alcala. With the help of retired detective Cliff Shepard, the guys discuss four cases in Los Angeles that were tied to Alcala. Shepard recalls his interactions with Alcala and why he calls Alcala "truly evil." 

Mar 30 2020

59mins

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iTunes Ratings

14153 Ratings
Average Ratings
12740
620
316
227
250

Doing the work!!!

By frank and beans meow - May 30 2020
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Guys - it’s Billy Jensen and Paul-freaking-Holes, actually working to solve cold cases. What else do you need?!

Love it

By Madelaut - May 30 2020
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Love it