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Cold Case Homicide Studies

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Cold Case Homicide Studies

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Very good

By old and foul-mouthed - May 17 2019
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I love her voice. Something about the cadence reminds me of 40s film stars. Rosalind Russell maybe.

Fantastic

By labastar - Jan 06 2019
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The host tells these stories with great depth and sensitivity. This is a marvelous podcast.

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101 Ratings
Average Ratings
80
9
3
3
6

Very good

By old and foul-mouthed - May 17 2019
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I love her voice. Something about the cadence reminds me of 40s film stars. Rosalind Russell maybe.

Fantastic

By labastar - Jan 06 2019
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The host tells these stories with great depth and sensitivity. This is a marvelous podcast.
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Cold Case Homicide Studies

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Episode 1 : “That woman is laying in there dying!”

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Robert Elton Waldron was interviewed twice on the day his wife was shot. The first interview was brief, and took place less than two hours after the incident. That full interview is in this episode, along with backstory on how he and Norma met, as well as her relationship with Waldron's mother, Alice.
MUSIC CREDITS:

incompetech.com

I Knew A Guy

Division

bensound.com

Tomorrow

Jan 08 2018

36mins

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Rank #2: S6: Episode 1 – Who Killed Rick Atwood?

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Rick Atwood was last seen in White Cloud, Michigan on August 10, 1983. His Trans-Am was found two months later in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rick has never been found. Part 1 of 5
LAW ENFORCEMENT INFO:Anyone with more information is urged to contact D/Sgt. Ryan Maki at MakiR1@michigan.gov. You can also call the Michigan State Police at (231) 873-2171 or Silent Observer 231-652-1121.
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6 String Opera – Project X
Search and Destroy - Audionautix
Night of Chaos - Incompetech
Last Night I Dreamt I Saw True Love In Your Eyes – Chris Zabriskie
Snatch movie clip on Youtube
BUY THE MOVIE: http://bit.ly/2d3eT3I
WATCH ON CRACKLE: http://bit.ly/2cDwMWn

Jan 28 2019

33mins

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Rank #3: SEASON THREE Episode 1: Give or Walk?

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This season I will cover the many crimes of an offender named Peter Piper. In this episode, I introduce you to "Mary" and the crime that landed then eighteen-year-old Peter Piper in jail in the first place.
MUSIC:

Scott Holmes, Epic Cinematic

Rest You Sleeping Giant, Laura Palmer Funeral March

Blue Dot Sessions, Strange Dog Walk

Cullah, Lady We Knew

Axletree, The Sighful Branches

Jul 06 2018

52mins

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Rank #4: S8 Episode 1: Darlene Messer

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Darlene Messer was abducted from a Suwannee Swifty store in Lake City Florida on September 18, 1989.

MUSIC:

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Anxiety” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“The Dread” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Oct 04 2019

57mins

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Rank #5: S7: Episode 1 – Little Girl, Lost

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Cathy Davidson went missing on September 1, 1973 - or did she?
 
MUSIC:
Kevin Macleod - incompetech
An Upsetting Theme
Ghostpocalypse 3: Road of Trials
Ghostpocalypse 4: Temptress 
Ghostpocalypse 6: Crossing The Threshold 
Long Note 2 
Tenebrous Bros. Carnival - Prelude

Jun 19 2019

49mins

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Rank #6: Season 2: Episode 1 – The Basement

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Janette Roberson was murdered in the basement pet department of the Gambles store downtown Reed City, Michigan in 1983.

In the coming season, I will go over what we know about that day, take a look at the people that police treated as suspects, and what may have been going on in the community at the time that could be related to the case going cold.

Follow along on the Down & Away Facebook page

Down & Away Twitter Page

MUSIC CREDITS:
Ben McElroy – Pale Rider; Free Music Archive
Marcel Tiemensma - Tchaikovsky 5th symphony (2nd movement)
Send for the Horses – Kevin Macleod; Incompetech

Mar 02 2018

28mins

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Rank #7: Episode 2: “Why in the world did he put that gun back down by her hand?”

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The neighbor that Robert Elton Waldron called on the morning of his wife's shooting is interviewed by Detective Miller, at length.

Music by: incompetech.com
Titles: I Knew a Guy; Ominous; Enter the Maze; Ghost Processional

Jan 15 2018

42mins

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Rank #8: Season 5: Episode 2 – The (Other) Body in The (Other) Lake

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Someone who knew Marvin Gabrion talks about the body that he says he found in Twinwood ("Big Twin") Lake. This would be the body of Wayne Davis.

The Color of Night - book about the  murder of Rachel Timmerman and her baby, written by her father and uncle.
Episode 2 MUSIC:
Borrtex – See You Soon
Borrtex - Blackout
Kevin MacLeod – Impact Lento
Kevin MacLeod – Virtutes Instrumental
 
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Kevin MacLeod on Amazon
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Nov 22 2018

41mins

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Rank #9: Season 2 – Episode 4: Buckboard Bar Assault, Prop B, & Tensions in Law Enforcement

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This episode goes over what went on in the Buckboard Bar - next door to Gambles - just after Janette was discovered, as well as what occurred in the bar a month before the murder, involving a city police officer.

I also talk more with Ray Haight, the dispatcher, about how the scene was handled, and law enforcement tensions during that timeframe.

If you'd like to see documents related to the case, and get in on the discussion, request an invite to the Down & Away closed discussion group.

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Blue Dot Sessions – Closing Shop; Free Music Archive

Ross Oldenburg – Five-O (Improvisation for Police Scanners) – Free Music Archive

Mar 23 2018

43mins

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Rank #10: Season Five: Episode 1 – The Murder of Rachel Timmerman

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Marvin Gabrion bound Rachel Timmerman and tossed her, alive, into a lake, days before he was to go on trial for her rape. He also killed her baby - who has never been found - and three other men, two of whom have also never been found. This season covers all of those cases.

The Color of Night - I recommend this book, written by Rachel's father and uncle.
MUSIC:
Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech - Almost in F
Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech – Immersed
Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech – Despair and Triumph
Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech – Classic Horror
Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech – Long Note One
Borrtex – See You Soon
Scott Holmes - Damned
Cullah – Comfort To You

Nov 15 2018

46mins

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Rank #11: Episode 3: “Bob, I don’t think you’ve heard the last of this.”

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One of Robert Elton Waldron’s biological children who was put up for adoption is interviewed; more information about his abusive tendencies is learned from another of his ex-wives.
Music by incompetech.com
Titles: I Knew a Guy; Long Note One; Enter the Maze

Jan 21 2018

43mins

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Rank #12: S3: Episode 3 – Backdrop

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There was a lot going on in Lake County, Michigan when Peter Piper escaped, including racial tension, an officer involved shooting, and an alleged assassination attempt against Sheriff Robert Blevins. This episode details these matters, including Detective Pratt's findings on the alleged assasination attempt - from a previously CONFIDENTIAL report regarding the incident.

MUSIC:

Lobo Loco - Echoes Boogie Dancehall

Ross Oldenberg - Five-O Improvisation

Lobo Loco - Visions of 2018

Lobo Loco - After All

Jul 19 2018

46mins

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Rank #13: S6: Episode 5 – Who Killed Rick Atwood?

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Rick Atwood was last seen in White Cloud, Michigan on August 10, 1983. His Trans-Am was found two months later in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rick has never been found. Part 5 of 5
LAW ENFORCEMENT INFO:Anyone with more information is urged to contact D/Sgt. Ryan Maki at MakiR1@michigan.gov. You can also call the Michigan State Police at (231) 873-2171 or Silent Observer 231-652-1121.
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Search and Destroy - Audionautix
Last Night I Dreamt I Saw True Love In Your Eyes – Chris Zabriskie
McCullah – Otherworld Lullaby
Support Cullah Here

Jan 28 2019

28mins

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Rank #14: S8 Episode 4: Joe & T

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Suspects on Darlene Messer’s case that police investigated for over a decade.

MUSIC:

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Lightless Dawn” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Hitman” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Decline” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Oct 04 2019

53mins

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Rank #15: S3: Episode 5, Part 1 – The Thompsons

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Richard and Alida Thompson were high school sweethearts married less than a year when they became victims of Peter Piper.

This is Part 1 of their story.

Down and Away Facebook Page

Down and Away Private Discussion Group
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Blue Dot Sessions - Douglass Stairs

Blue Dot Sessions - Dolly and Pad

Blue Dot Sessions - Uncertain Ground

Blue Dot Sessions - McKrary

Aug 03 2018

35mins

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Rank #16: Episode 4: “Bob, did you shoot your wife?”

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Robert Elton Waldron was interviewed twice the day his wife was shot. This is the full, unedited long interview - over an hour - that he did with Michigan State Police, a few hours after the incident. He is questioned by the detective and the county prosecutor.

MUSIC from incompetech.com

Titles: Spiders; Junkyard Tribe

Visit me here on Twitter

Also, check out the Down & Away Discussion Group on Facebook where you can view any police reports I've uploaded.

The Down & Away Facebook landing page is here, and you can view photos here, as well.

Jan 28 2018

1hr 22mins

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Rank #17: Season 5: Episode 3 – Chad

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A friend of John Weeks describes what was going on in his life around the time he went missing.
MUSIC:
Scott Holmes – Something in the Distance
Scott Holmes - Escape
Borrtex – Thank You For This World
How the Night Came – His Name is Nobody

Nov 28 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #18: S6: Episode 2 – Who Killed Rick Atwood?

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Rick Atwood was last seen in White Cloud, Michigan on August 10, 1983. His Trans-Am was found two months later in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rick has never been found. Part 2 of 5
LAW ENFORCEMENT INFO:Anyone with more information is urged to contact D/Sgt. Ryan Maki at MakiR1@michigan.gov. You can also call the Michigan State Police at (231) 873-2171 or Silent Observer 231-652-1121.
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Search and Destroy - Audionautix
6 String Opera – Project X

Jan 28 2019

27mins

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Rank #19: S7: Episode 2: Things Are Not What They Seem

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The Davidsons' story begins to crumble.
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Long Note Two - Kevin Macleod, incompetech
Tenebrous Bros. Carnival - Prelude, incompetech 
The Other Side of the Door - incompetech
Missing - Scott Holmes, freemusicarchive
Together - Scott Holmes, freemusicarchive

Jun 27 2019

29mins

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Rank #20: Season 2: Episode 2 – That Day

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In this episode we go through a timeline of customers who were in the store that day and hear from the dispatcher.
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MUSIC CREDITS:
Blue Dot Sessions – Closing Shop; Free Music Archive
Unseen horrors – Kevin Macleod; Incompetech

Mar 09 2018

39mins

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