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Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad

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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Brittany Phillips Unsolved

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 7mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Jeffrey Willis

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.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

51mins

15 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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The Delphi and Evansdale Murders

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.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 10mins

13 May 2019

Rank #3

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Ted Bundy and the Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders

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"Relaxing Piano Music" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 5mins

6 May 2019

Rank #4

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Why are so many women going missing and being murdered in Virginia?

Billy and Paul continue their look into the cases of Jesse Matthew. They take a closer look into unsolved missing and murdered women from areas that we know Matthew was in. They continue their conversation with Morgan Harrington's mom about the case and the potential of other victims. This week is also a special crossover with Billy's other podcast; The First Degree where the conversation about Jesse Matthew continues.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction-The Case of JonBenet

On this week's Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul look into another case they are often asked about-the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. The six-year-old beauty pageant queen was found murdered inside the family home in December of 1996. The case remains unsolved. Billy and Paul weigh in on the evidence at the scene and give their impressions of the case. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

59mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Jesse Matthew, Serial Predator/Serial Killer

Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the murders of Morgan Harrington and Hannah Graham in Charlottesville, Virginia. While talking to Morgan's mother Gil Harrington, they learn new details and hear a mother's journey in learning her daughter was killed by the serial killer Jesse Matthew. Billy and Paul bring into focus whether the man Gil calls the "back to school killer" could be guilty of other crimes.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 8mins

14 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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Todd Kohlhepp

A search for a missing couple leads to a gruesome discovery and details of an unsolved quadruple murder. Paul Holes and Billy Jensen look into the case of convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp. Billy and Paul talk to Melissa Ponder, the widow of Scott Ponder--one of Kohlhepp's victims.For more information, please go to TheMurderSquad.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr

8 Jul 2019

Rank #8

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The Charles Manson Family: More Murders?

Billy Jensen and Paul Holes interview retired detective Cliff Shepard about an unsolved murder that has been possibly linked to the Manson Family. They dive into the history of the Manson family murders as well as possible other victims.For more information, please go to TheMurderSquad.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 12mins

22 Jul 2019

Rank #9

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The Search for Victims of Joseph Naso

Billy Jensen and Paul Holes discuss the case of serial killer Joseph Naso. Naso used the ruse of photography to lure victims, and for the first time Paul discusses the photos still waiting to be identified.For more information, please go to TheMurderSquad.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

57mins

3 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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Jenkins County Jane Doe

Billy Jensen and Paul Holes welcome The Fall Line's Laurah Norton. The three look into the unsolved case of Jenkins County Jane Doe, an unidentified woman who was found inside a duffel bag in a dumpster on Valentine's Day 1988.For more information, please go to TheMurderSquad.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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Samuel Little

Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history--Samuel Little. They discuss details of the over 90 confessions Little has made--those confirmed and not confirmed. We need the Murder Squad's help in identifying the still unknown victims.For more information, please go to TheMurderSquad.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58mins

2 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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The Killer Nurse

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.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr

26 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction with Dateline's Josh Mankiewicz

This week Billy and Paul welcome Josh Mankiewicz from NBC's Dateline to talk about some of the most memorable cases he's covered. One case touched Josh on a personal level; the other was memorable for very different reasons. Josh also shares with the guys part of the process of producing true crime for television and what it's been like to see the genre come into its own. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 9mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Is Neal Falls a Serial Killer?

Billy Jensen and Paul Holes dive into the cases of four women out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Each case raises questions about a man-Neal Falls-who was killed in Charleston, West Virginia. Paul and Billy talk with Heather Saul who defended herself and most likely saved other women from becoming victims of Neal Falls. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 7mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #15

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Bonus Episode: Karen Kilgariff Chases Darkness with Billy

In this special live episode from a packed Skylight Books in Los Angeles, Karen Kilgariff interviews Billy on the night of the release of his book "Chase Darkness with Me: How One True Crime Writer Started Solving Murders." They talk about Billy's first ever murder case, his first solve, their mutual friend Michelle McNamara, and the Golden State Killer--with the help of surprise guest Paul (who Polly was hiding at the bar until the right moment). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 6mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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Jensen and Holes: The Winter Distraction with Adam Conover

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction with Phoebe Judge from Criminal

This week's Winter Distraction features one of the original true crime podcasters, Phoebe Judge from the Criminal podcast. Paul, Billy and Phoebe discuss some of Criminal's most popular episodes--including one with links to the world of Harry Potter. And Phoebe talks about how the true crime podcast landscape has changed and what it takes to make a great episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

48mins

17 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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The Owl's Head Park Man and the Girl with the Serpent Tattoo

Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into two unsolved murders. The cases are states apart but Billy has made it his mission to solve them and wants the Murder Squad's help.For more information, please go to TheMurderSquad.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #19

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Unsolved—Anita Knutson

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

47mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #20