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Trace Evidence is a weekly true crime podcast that focuses on unsolved cases, from chilling murders to missing persons. Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines each case, diving deep into the evidence and exploring the theories which revolve around them. For each unsolved case, there are the victims and their families, who want answers and the abductors and murders who hide the truth.For more information please visit: Trace-Evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www.facebook.com/groups/traceevidencepod

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Trace Evidence is a weekly true crime podcast that focuses on unsolved cases, from chilling murders to missing persons. Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines each case, diving deep into the evidence and exploring the theories which revolve around them. For each unsolved case, there are the victims and their families, who want answers and the abductors and murders who hide the truth.For more information please visit: Trace-Evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www.facebook.com/groups/traceevidencepod

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Pretentious, arrogant

By RustyCalzone - Nov 07 2019
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Stephen is the most self-righteous host you will ever listen to. He will criticize every move made by law enforcement (hindsight is 20-20) and will generally sound very uppity throughout the show. He is so full of himself that he literally stops the show to have you listen to listeners’ praise on voicemails left for him, affirmation of the love he so obviously feels for himself. Learn from casefile - leave your personal opinions and feelings out of your story and narration. Isn’t that what true journalism should be?

EXCELLENT SHOW

By CRMBFMOM - Oct 03 2019
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I AM A HUGE FAN OF THIS SHOW. STEVEN IS THE BEST HOST OUT THERE

iTunes Ratings

2190 Ratings
Average Ratings
1877
158
74
31
50

Pretentious, arrogant

By RustyCalzone - Nov 07 2019
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Stephen is the most self-righteous host you will ever listen to. He will criticize every move made by law enforcement (hindsight is 20-20) and will generally sound very uppity throughout the show. He is so full of himself that he literally stops the show to have you listen to listeners’ praise on voicemails left for him, affirmation of the love he so obviously feels for himself. Learn from casefile - leave your personal opinions and feelings out of your story and narration. Isn’t that what true journalism should be?

EXCELLENT SHOW

By CRMBFMOM - Oct 03 2019
Read more
I AM A HUGE FAN OF THIS SHOW. STEVEN IS THE BEST HOST OUT THERE
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Trace Evidence

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Trace Evidence is a weekly true crime podcast that focuses on unsolved cases, from chilling murders to missing persons. Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines each case, diving deep into the evidence and exploring the theories which revolve around them. For each unsolved case, there are the victims and their families, who want answers and the abductors and murders who hide the truth.For more information please visit: Trace-Evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www.facebook.com/groups/traceevidencepod

Rank #1: 003 - The Vanishing of Lauren Spierer

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In the early morning hours of June 3rd, 2011, twenty year old Indiana University sophomore Lauren Spierer vanished without a trace after a night out with friends. In the aftermath of Lauren's disappearance, everyone becomes a suspect; her friends, her boyfriend and yet unknown figures.

Three years later, Indiana University student Hannah Wilson goes missing and is later found murdered. The similarities between the murder of Hannah Wilson and the disappearance of Lauren Spierer are startling. Did Lauren meet the same fate at the hands of the same man, or was it the man seen driving the white truck the night Lauren vanished? Or, perhaps, one of Lauren's friends knows more than he is saying.

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Sources: https://abcnews.go.com/US/lauren-spierer-case-years-vanished-hope/story?id=40084230 | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Lauren_Spierer | https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/11/08/lauren-spierer-update-prosecutor-says-she-fell-inside-daneil-s-messedanger-zone-hannah-wilsons-kille/843163001/ | https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/11/07/lauren-spierer-update-prosecutor-points-hannah-wilsons-killer/839038001/ | https://www.indystar.com/story/news/fox59/2018/06/04/missing-indiana-university-student-lauren-spierer-disappeared-7-years-ago/668542002/

Jun 02 2017

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Rank #2: 043 - The Bizarre Disappearance of Bryce Laspisa

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Bryce Laspisa was the average American college student. He was bright, charming and liked to have fun at every possible time. During the Summer of 2013, he stayed at home with his parents, eagerly anticipating his return to Sierra College, in Rocklin, California.

Within two weeks of his return, in August of 2013, Bryce's friends and girlfriend were growing concerned about his drinking and odd behavior. Over the course of a three day period Bryce would give away valuable items, break up with his girlfriend and embark on a mysterious drive into desolate area of California. On the night of August 29th, after sitting in Buttonwillow for nearly thirteen hours, he began his drive home to Laguna Niguel where his worried parents waited.

Just after 2am, Bryce called home to say he was going to stop and rest. Just three hours later, his SUV would be found flipped on its side and Bryce was nowhere to be found. Nearly five years later and the circumstances surrounding Bryce's disappearance continue to confuse and confound his family, investigators and everyone who examines his case. What happened to Bryce Laspisa? Did he choose to run away from his life and start a new? Is it possible that he was suicidal? Did the combination of alcohol and drug use result in an altered state of consciousness? Could a head injury have left him without his memory, or, did Bryce become the victim of a random act of violence?

Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores this disturbing and tragic story, which many have described, as the male version of Maura Murray.

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Sources: https://trafotoz.com/2017/12/23/unsolved-bryce-laspisa/ | https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/disappeared/full-episodes/road-to-nowhere | https://www.kcra.com/article/divers-search-lake-for-missing-sierra-college-student/5868737 | https://www.christianpost.com/trends/body-at-castaic-lake-could-belong-to-missing-student-19-year-old-bryce-laspisa-video.html | https://www.theodysseyonline.com/where-is-bryce-laspisa | https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/tag/bryce-laspisa/ | https://www.hometownstation.com/tag/bryce-laspisa

Apr 25 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #3: 044 - The Abduction & Murder of Kristi Cornwell

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August 11th, 2009 was a hot and humid day in the North Georgia town of Blairsville. Thirty-eight year old Kristi Cornwell was visiting with her parents that summer as she had recently embarked on major changes in her life. She’d left her career as a probation officer, and was pursuing a new journey into the medical field. She had gotten divorced a few months earlier, but in recent times, had begun dating a new man with whom she hoped she might develop a future.

Due to a lower back injury sustained during a fall, Kristi had taken to late evening walks. They eased her pain and, in the evening, the hot and sticky weather wasn’t nearly as intense. Her mother didn’t like her walking so late, but Kristi assured her she could take care of herself, and besides, they were in Blairsville, a picturesque southern town with less than a thousand residents.

They’d live there all their lives, and Kristi, if nothing else, always felt safe there. That night, with her phone in her pocket and an earbud in, she spoke to her new boyfriend, Douglas, as she walked the streets of her home town. Then, suddenly and without warning, Douglas heard a commotion and distinctly heard Kristi cry out “Don’t take me.” An instant later, the phone emitted only the sound of static as Douglas screamed her name.

In the days, weeks and years that followed, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation would cover hundreds of acres of land in a desperate search. They will uncover connections to other instances of abduction, and other attempts in the area. These clues will lead them on a multi state search for a light colored SUV and a suspect described by previous would be victims. For authorities, it’s a race against the clock that will ultimately end in tragedy and the monster who many believe commited this crime, will cowardly spare himself the requirement to face justice and to answer for his acts when he takes his own life during a three hour standoff with Atlanta Police. Yet still, questions remain, and though authorities believe they’ve found their man, they cannot prove it. Even after Kristi’s remains are discovered, by her own brother, just miles from the site of her abduction.

Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores this complicated, tragic and frustrating case in hopes of sorting through the confusion and answering the question: Who murdered Kristi Cornwell?

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Sources: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kristi-cornwell-brother-found-body-suspect-killed-self-in-police-standoff-last-spring/ | https://abcnews.go.com/US/kristi-cornwells-body-found-georgia/story?id=12529202 | https://obittree.com/obituary/us/georgia/blairsville/blairsville/kristi-cornwell/619762/ | https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343919/Kristi-Cornwells-brother-finds-charred-remains-16-month-search.html | https://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2010/05/kristi_cornwell_kidnapping_sus.php | http://realitychatter.forumotions.net/t506-kristi-cornwell-missing-8-11-09 | http://www.zimbio.com/The+Searched/articles/Z4CSbgMcrJP/Kristi+Cornwell+Self+Defense+Trainer+Abducted | https://dreamindemon.com/community/threads/search-for-abducted-kristi-cornwell-extended-found-deceased.24313/ | https://www.ajc.com/news/local/gbi-releases-letter-from-concerned-grandmother-kristi-cornwell-case/Ybg1NXJfD9JfJFqsosmrCI/ | http://www.nbcnews.com/id/40891410/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/t/brother-missing-woman-finds-her-remains/# | https://gbi.georgia.gov/press-releases/2010-08-11/summary-major-developments-kristi-cornwell-missing-persons-investigation | https://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2009/08/missing_in_georgia_kristi_corn.php | http://archive.knoxnews.com/news/local/knoxville-man-searching-for-sister-who-went-missing-in-north-georgia-ep-409563001-359197121.html/ | https://www.cbs46.com/story/14770820/kristi-cornwells-remains-identified-brother-helped-crack-case-1-02-2011/ | https://www.today.com/news/abducted-womans-mother-let-her-come-back-1C9014021

May 02 2018

1hr 43mins

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Rank #4: 042 - The Disappearance of Tiffany Daniels

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Twenty-Five year old Tiffany Daniels was a talented artist living in Pensacola, Florida in August of 2013. Saddened by her boyfriend moving out of state, and overwhelmed with financial difficulties, Tiffany was struggling to find her way. Her worries seemed as though they might be ending as a friend's father rented a room from her home, making her more financially secure and while her boyfriends exist was difficult, she was excited to visit him in Austin and to see the culture which thrives there.

On August 12th, 2013, Tiffany told her supervisor that she needed to leave early and may need the rest of the week off. Tiffany exited work at 4:43pm and was never seen again. Over a week later, her vehicle was found abandoned in a parking lot on Santa Rosa island, not far from her home. In the five years since she vanished, there have been many theories and alleged sightings, though nothing can be confirmed.

What happened to Tiffany Daniels? Did she choose to run away from her problem? Was she overwhelmed to the point that suicide became an option? Could she have accidentally drowned off the shore of Florida? Was she abducted and moved into the world of human trafficking or is it possible that Tiffany was the victim of a homicide, be it a random act of violence, or possibly perpetrated by someone she knew and trusted? Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines this tragic case and asks the difficult question: Where is Tiffany Daniels?

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Apr 17 2018

1hr 54mins

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Rank #5: 061 - The Abduction of Angela Hammond

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Twenty year old Angela Hammond was living in rural Clinton, Missouri.  Everything in her life seemed to be coming together:  she'd fallen in love, gotten engaged and was pregnant with her first child.  The bright, sweet and beautiful young woman was excited for the days ahead and the future she was building.

On April 4th, 1991, she had plans to meet her fiance, Rob, downtown for a night out.  As the evening wore on, she found herself getting tired and decided she'd rather just go home.  She stopped at a payphone at the edge of a supermarket parking lot and called Rob to cancel their plans.  In the midst of this conversation, Angie was abducted by a man in a green pickup truck.

Angie screamed into the phone.  Rob sped over to the scene and caught sight of the truck.  As it passed him, Rob saw Angie struggling with the driver and heard her screaming his name.  He spun his own truck around and gave chase, but in doing so he had severely damaged his transmission and the last thing he saw were the abductor's tail lights vanishing into the darkness.Who abducted Angie Hammond twenty-seven years ago, and what became of her?  Join Host Steven Pacheco as he examines this haunting story.

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Sources: http://charleyproject.org/case/angela-marie-hammond | https://unsolved.com/gallery/angela-hammond/ | https://synovaink.com/2018/06/01/almost-rescued-the-angela-hammond-disappearance/ | http://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/showthread.php?t=255607&page=2 | https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/mo-angela-hammond-20-clinton-4-april-1991.77721/ | https://batescountynewswire.blogspot.com/search?q=Angela+Hammond | https://stillunsolved.wordpress.com/tag/rob-shafer/ | https://www.theodysseyonline.com/kidnapped-from-phone-booth | http://csafd.proboards.com/thread/3096/missing-angela-hammond-apr-1991 | http://charleyproject.org/case/cheryl-ann-kenney | http://www.truecrimediary.com/index.cfm?page=cases&id=174

Oct 02 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #6: 005 - The Murder of Suzanne Jovin

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21 year old Suzanne Jovin was attending prestigious Yale University when she was murdered on the night of December 4th, 1998. An investigation full of mistakes resulted in an innocent man being accused, and the unknown killer escaping into the night.

Theories would arise about Police involvement in the crime, an international terrorist organization seeking to silence a critic and a former Yale student with an obsession. Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines the details of the case, and considers each theory all while asking; Who murdered Suzanne Jovin?

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Suzanne_Jovin | https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Jovin-murder-mystery-continues-20-years-later-13438017.php | https://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/1999/08/yale-murder199908 | https://www.baltimoresun.com/hc-suzanne-jovin-yale-incidents-1998-photo.html | http://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Jovin-parents-plead-for-improvements-at-state-11626149.php | http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2003/04/22/after-years-of-injustice-it-is-time-to-take-action | http://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Tips-in-1998-slaying-of-Yale-student-Suzanne-11530105.php | http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-suzanne-jovin-murder-investigation-20170926-story.html

Jun 18 2017

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Rank #7: 091 - The Disappearance of Dail Dinwiddie

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On September 23rd, 1992, twenty-three year old Dail Dinwiddie went to a U2 concert at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.

Following the concert, Dail and her friends went to a local bar, Jungle Jim’s, for a few drinks and dancing. When Dail became separated from her friends, they assumed she’d gotten a ride home. She hadn’t and for the next twenty minutes she searched for them.

Finally leaving the bar at approximately 1:30am, Dail walked north on Hayden Street, last being seen at its intersection with Greene St. She has never been seen again.

What happened to Dail Dinwiddie? Was she the victim of a random crime, the target of a serial killer or perhaps was she taken by someone she knew and trusted?

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Sources:
http://charleyproject.org/case/dail-boxley-dinwiddie | https://www.wltx.com/article/news/crime/dail-dinwiddie-26-years-later-her-disappearance-remains-a-mystery/101-597650923 | https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/sc-dail-dinwiddie-23-columbia-24-sept-1992.12425/ | https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/usedtobedoe/dinwiddie-dail-09-24-1992-t1712.html | https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/2019/04/01/sc-student-samantha-josephsons-death-kindles-pain-mother-dail-dinwiddie-1992-five-points-columbia/3329969002/ | https://storiesoftheunsolved.com/2019/03/04/the-disappearance-of-dail-dinwiddie/ | https://www.thestate.com/news/local/article228697369.html | https://www.thestate.com/news/local/article174846631.html | https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article174102106.html | https://defrostingcoldcases.com/dail-boxley-dinwiddie-april-12-1969-missing-sept-24-1992/ | http://www.kristenfoundation.org/cgi-bin/datacgi/database.cgi?file=hw&report=sp&ID=027 | https://www.newspapers.com/image/?clipping_id=6749395&fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjE5NTE3NDEzMiwiaWF0IjoxNTY5MjY3NjI5LCJleHAiOjE1NjkzNTQwMjl9.XlEDOQBHRgenA40VCqcOuDxBV6Rp9DNdADDfql1y42w | https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/25-years-later-we-still-dont-know-what-happened-to-dail-dinwiddie/2017/09/22/f2b086d2-9fac-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html | https://scducks.com/forum/showthread.php?119996-What-Happened-To-Dail-Dinwiddie | https://www.thestate.com/news/local/article174799431.html | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia,_South_Carolina | http://www.city-data.com/neighborhood/Forest-Hills-Columbia-SC.html | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achtung_Baby | https://www.heathwood.org/campus-life/campus-life-overview | https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/kathleen-parker/ | https://www.atu2.com/tours/tour/zoo-tv-outside-broadcast-n-america | https://www.atu2.com/tours/concert/williams-brice-stadium-columbia-sep-23-1992 | https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Williams-Brice+Stadium,+George+Rogers+Boulevard,+Columbia,+SC/724+Harden+Street,+Columbia,+SC/@33.9993369,-81.016838,17z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x88f8baef1321f791:0x83f44871f4a3c265!2m2!1d-81.0191854!2d33.9730884!1m5!1m1!1s0x88f8bacc89f4da93:0x4cf5c0661cdc27b9!2m2!1d-81.0158304!2d33.9995993!3e0 | http://columbiaclosings.com/wordpress/?p=6244 | https://www.thestate.com/latest-news/article14408057.html | https://www.goupstate.com/news/19921002/dail-dinwiddie-disappeared-in-columbia-woman39s-kidnapping-devastates-grandmom/3 | https://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/rivera-reinaldo.htm | https://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Convicted-serial-killer-Reinaldo-Rivera-claims-innocence-for-the-first-time-389978211.html | https://www.newspapers.com/image/195535345/?terms=Harold%2BChambers | https://wach.com/news/local/authorities-release-age-progression-photograph-of-dail-dinwiddie | https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/30/us/south-carolina-missing-college-student/index.html

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #8: 067 - The Disappearance of Amy Wroe Bechtel

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Twenty-four year old Amy Wroe Bechtel was putting the future together. Along with her husband, Steve, they had moved to the picturesque town of Lander, Wyoming and in the Summer of 1997, they had just closed on the purchase of their first house.

On July 24th, both had the day off from work and while Steve planned to go rock climbing, Amy was going to run errands and then go running, her favorite activity. This day though, it was partially work as she was mapping out the path of a 10k she was organizing. Amy drove up into the Shoshone National Park and never returned.

Steve returned home and after waiting for hours, grew worried and called the Sheriff's Department. Amy's car was discovered parked on the side of the road but there was no sign of the young woman. Amy's disappearance kicked off a massive search and rescue effort but after days of searching and yielding no results, investigators began looking at her husband.

Over the next twenty-two years many theories would develop, Steve's connection to investigators and his in-laws would be severed and a convicted killer would become a possible suspect. Join host Steven Pacheco as he asks what happened to Amy Wroe Bechtel on July 24th, 1997?

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Source: https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/amy-wroe-bechtel-case-timeline/article_f289eca2-a639-5a75-a565-814f41b5249c.html | https://thetruecrimefiles.com/amy-wroe-bechtel-disappearance/ | https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110865762/amy-joy-bechtel | https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a21749005/missing/ | https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a20817705/long-gone-girl/ | http://www.frozentruthpodcast.com/2018/06/map-of-amy-wroe-bechtel-disappearance-site/ | https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/sheriff-believes-amy-wroe-bechtel-was-victim-of-killer/article_5c2b29d9-de5f-54b9-b0cb-a93aff383668.html

Jan 15 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #9: 069 - The Disappearance of Brandy Hanna

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Thirty-two year old Brandy Hanna had recently gotten out of a six year long relationship. Having lived with her fiance, Ray McAdams, she couldn't help but develop feelings for a friend, Zeke Lankford. The situation became complicated and ultimately Brandy moved out, choosing to find an apartment to rent with Zeke.

Just weeks after leaving Ray, Zeke told Brandy that he was leaving her. The young woman was now living alone, in an apartment in a bad part of town that her mother, Donna, didn't want her staying in. Brandy decided to use this alone time to put her head straight and figure out what she wanted to do.

On Friday, May 20th, 2005, Brandy worked the morning shift at Alex's restaurant. When her mother arrived that afternoon, she headed home and planned to go out to the beach for the weekend. Brandy would never make it to the beach and instead would vanish under bizarre circumstances.

The investigation would find a witness who described the man and vehicle who had arrived to pick up Brandy the night she disappeared. The only problem was the vehicle and description fit two men: Zeke Lankford and Ray McAdams.

For the next fourteen years, the investigation will grow cold and heat up. Lies will be uncovered and alibis destroyed. A suspect will die prematurely and another will admit to trying to frame him. A dedicated investigator will uncover a shoe believed to have belonged to Brandy and charges will be filed for obstruction of justice, and yet, all these years later, the truth of what happened to Brandy remains concealed.

Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines this difficult and heartbreaking case.

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Jan 29 2019

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Rank #10: 004 - Rico Harris: Into Thin Air

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On October 9th, 2014, 37 year old Rico Harris began a 1,000 drive from Alhambra, California to Seattle, Washington. Rico was moving in with his Fiancee and it was a major step in a new life away from the demons of his past.

In the early morning hours, Rico sent a last text message and mysteriously vanished. Two days later his car was found in the Lower Site parking lot of Cache Creek in Yolo County California. The investigation to discover what happened to Rico will uncover multiple pieces of evidence showing Rico's presence in the area, and possibly his disoriented state of mind but opinions and theories will fall on opposite sides, with investigators believing one way, and Rico's family firmly believing the other.

Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores this baffling disappearance.

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rico_Harris | https://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-missing-basketball-player-20190316-story.html | https://q13fox.com/2014/10/21/seattle-girlfriend-of-missing-former-harlem-globetrotter-confident-he-will-come-home/ | https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/missing-in-america/four-years-dateline-s-missing-america-90-still-missing-n826516 | https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5336204/

Jun 11 2017

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Rank #11: 075 - The Disappearance of Christian Ferguson

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Christian Ferguson was born with a life threatening disorder and nearly died in his first three days. Once the doctors were able to diagnose him, treatment was assigned and it was believed Christian could live a normal, healthy life.

Following his parents divorce, and a bitter dispute in court, Christian's father, Dawan T. Ferguson was granted full custody while his mother, Theda, has visitation. Theda filed multiple claims against Dawan for neglect and child abuse, though these were never proven and the court did not accept them.

In 2001, Christian suffered a setback in which his condition worsened and he seized and fell into a coma. He suffered severe brain damage which inhibited his abilities and required full time supervision and care. While multiple nurses noted poor conditions at his home, Christian remained with his father.

In June of 2003, Theda won a court case in which she proved Dawan was denying her visitation. Dawan was ordered to give Theda back visitation starting on June 14th, but sadly, Christian would be gone by then.

On June 11th, Dawan called 911 to report that his vehicle had been stolen with Christian inside. Two hours later the vehicle was discovered, but Christian was nowhere to be seen. Over the course of the next sixteen years, investigators would uncover an avalanche of evidence suggesting Christian had been neglected, abused and possibly, murdered.

What happened to Christian Ferguson and what secrets remain in the mind of the man who was charged with taking care of him?

Official Police Report: https://www.riverfronttimes.com/media-archive/3190198.0.pdf

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Sources: https://www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/vanishing-act-six-years-after-the-fact-the-disappearance-of-nine-year-old-christian-ferguson-remains-a-mystery-a-riverfront-times-special-r/Content?oid=2482476 | http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/f/ferguson_christian.html | http://missingchildren.wikia.com/wiki/Christian_Ferguson | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TimEheyILzw | https://www.riverfronttimes.com/media-archive/3190208.0.pdf | http://www.lookingforanangel.org/home-about | https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/police-think-christian-ferguson-dead#stream/0 | http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/where-is-christian-ferguson/article_8f72178e-5254-5b3f-b1d8-9e98743f64b2.html | https://soundcloud.com/user-365827123/where-is-christian-ferguson | https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/st-louis-mother-walks-for-son-other-missing-children/article_89527e92-b241-11e1-b0c6-001a4bcf6878.html

Apr 04 2019

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Rank #12: 071 - The Horrifying Murder of Paula Sladewski

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Twenty-six year old Paula Sladewski was making plans. After several attempts at a modeling career, leading to some success, she wanted to get back in the game and see what could happen. She hoped to start moving on her plan after she returned from her New Years Eve trip, but unfortunately, Paula would never make it back.

Along with her boyfriend, Kevin, Paula flew to Miami, Florida to see a New Year's Eve concert, after which the couple planned to spend a few days on south beach before heading home. They'd had their problems in the past, but somehow, the couple had always found their way through it. The concert went well, and things were moving smoothly until the morning of January 3rd, 2010.
Paula and Kevin attended Club Space, a nightlife hotspot in North Miami. After a few hours of drinking and dancing, Kevin tried to get Paula to leave but she wanted to stay. Kevin was ultimately thrown out of the club and took a cab back to their hotel room. Paula exited shortly after, was engaged in conversation by a man and disappeared.

When Kevin awoke and found Paula missing, he began trying to find her, spoke to police and even hired a private investigator. Police didn't seem overly concerned about a young woman who had been missing for only a few hours. When Sunday night came, police had their hands full with a terrible crime scene: someone had been placed in a dumpster and burned so severely that the individual was completely unrecognizable.

While police tried to solve their murder case, and Kevin tried to locate Paula, neither side knew that they were working on the same case.

Who murdered Paula Sladewski and burned the beautiful young woman beyond recognition? Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores this disturbing and haunting case.

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Sources: http://www.wtol.com/story/11819231/michigan-models-family-speaks-out-about-her-murder/ | https://www.foxnews.com/us/sister-murdered-model-was-a-fighter | https://www.inquisitr.com/2953432/paula-sladewski-kevin-klym-dateline-nbc-exotic-playboy-model-dead-body-found-torched-in-miami-dumpster/ | http://www.nbcnews.com/id/35987917/ns/dateline_nbc-crime_reports/t/death-golden-girl/#.XHSQhohKiCg | https://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/2010/03/family_of_slain_model_paula_sl.html | https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/paula-sladewski-was-not-an-actual-playboy-model-boyfriend-tells-his-story-6543268 | https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/miami-lobbyist-ron-book-arrested-for-alleged-dui-11096630 | https://www.facebook.com/westkendallcrimewatch/photos/a.1642734999320256/1643269609266795/?type=1&theater | https://www.msn.com/es-es/entretenimiento/tv/paula-sladewski-what-happened-to-the-aspiring-model/vp-BBPiEda | https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1551997/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm | https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/playboy-model-paula-sladewski-dead/ | https://truecrimedaily.com/2016/03/07/miami-murder-mystery-who-killed-model-outside-after-hours-club/ | https://www.foxnews.com/story/dead-playboy-models-alleged-text-hes-trying-to-kill-me | https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/crimefeed/murder/can-you-help-find-who-murdered-burned-playboy-model-paula-sladewski

Feb 27 2019

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Rank #13: 033 - The Disappearance of Heather Elvis

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In the summer of 2013, twenty year old Heather Elvis had an affair with Sidney Moorer, a much older married man she met through her job. When Sidney's wife, Tammy, found out, the relationship was severed and Heather became the subject of threats and insults. By December, Heather was moving on with her life and hoping to leave Sidney and Tammy in the past.

She went out on a date and was excited for her future. In the early morning hours of December 18th, Heather mysteriously vanished. Her car was found abandoned at a remote boat landing not far from the Moorer's home. Over the next few weeks, Police investigated the possibility that Sidney and Tammy may have been involved in Heather's disappearance.

The two were charged with murder, as well as indecent exposure, kidnapping and obstruction of justice. Most of the charges were dropped before going to trial, leaving the Elvis family wondering why. The Moorer's pointed the finger at Heather's father, accusing him of murdering his own daughter. The Elvis family felt the Moorer's were responsible. Others began to wonder if Heather could have run off, or if her date that night may have had dark intentions.

What happened to Heather Elvis? Did she choose to run away from a troubled life to start over? Does her date know more than he is saying? Did Heather's father lash out against his own child? Or, do Sidney and Tammy Moorer possess all of the answers investigators have been seeking? Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores this complicated and confusing case in hopes of answering the question: What happened to Heather Elvis?

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Heather_Elvis | https://www.postandcourier.com/news/sc-woman-gets-years-in-prison-for-kidnapping-heather-elvis/article_0099c11c-d631-11e8-9bd0-b3fe82f50271.html | https://nypost.com/2018/10/19/wife-on-trial-for-allegedly-kidnapping-spouses-lover-says-she-forgave-her/ | https://people.com/crime/heather-elvis-father-speaks-missing-south-carolina-woman/ | https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article220101140.html | https://wpde.com/news/local/its-gotten-harder-heather-elvis-family-opens-up-about-being-back-in-court | https://www.insideedition.com/mother-missing-waitress-heather-elvis-pleads-information-case-47872 | https://honey.nine.com.au/2018/10/18/10/56/the-disappearance-of-heather-elvis | https://www.live5news.com/2018/12/19/annual-event-being-held-tuesday-night-five-year-anniversary-heather-elvis-disappearance/

Feb 12 2018

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Rank #14: 057 - The Disappearance of Jeramy Burt - Part 1

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Thirty-three year old Jeramy Burt was putting his life back together.  After an affair with his lawyer, his wife, Kim, filed for divorce and the two went their separate ways, though they were forever bonded through their young daughter.  Jeramy regretted his mistakes and worked hard to make amends and regain Kim's trust.  After his lawyer tried to coerce him into lying under oath in an attempt to frame her assistant, Jeramy recorded their conversations and testified against her in front of the grand jury.

While his ex-lawyer, and former girlfriend, served a year in prison, Jeramy and Kim reconnected and began to repair the damage to their relationship.  In February of 2007, they were living together and talking about future possibilities.  Unfortunately, his old girlfriend had gotten out of prison and was pressuring Jeramy to come back to her.  While Kim was in Las Vegas, for a work seminar, Jeramy spent the weekend with family back in his hometown of American Falls, Idaho.  Upon returning, on Sunday evening, Jeramy spoke with Kim and then told his father he was going to meet a friend.  He never came back.

A series of bizarre texts were sent to Kim's cell phone, from Jeramy's phone.  They alleged that he was moving on with his life, leaving town and planning to start a new life under a new identity.  It made no sense, and Jeramy might leave Kim, but he would never leave his family, or his beloved daughter.  Unfortunately, since the texts were from Jeramy's phone, and he was an adult, there was little police could do.  However, when Kim reported that he'd left in her car, they did file reports about her missing vehicle.After several strange events, Kim's car was discovered three months later.  It had been abandoned in the desolate Bruneau desert, one hundred miles south of Boise and it had been set ablaze.  Little evidence could be recovered from the scene, but this disturbing find finally caused the Boise Police Department to launch an official investigation.

What happened to Jeramy Burt and how could his disappearance possibly be connected to that of another Idaho man, with whom he was acquainted, three years earlier?  Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines this disturbing disappearance and highly complicated case in the first of this two-part episode.

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Sources: http://charleyproject.org/case/jeramy-carl-burt | https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/cold-case-spotlight/idaho-family-seeks-answers-11-year-search-jeramy-burt-n848676 | https://www.idahostatejournal.com/members/american-falls-man-missing-since-mother-believes-he-was-the/article_72af6916-b64a-11e3-9843-0019bb2963f4.html | http://thecontextofthings.com/2014/04/14/is-the-disappearance-of-jeramy-carl-burt-tied-to-jeannie-braun-or-jeannie-el-bakri/ | http://boiseguardian.com/2005/08/30/jailhouse-lawyer/ | http://www.missingveterans.com/2007/jeramy-carl-burt/ | https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/id-jeramy-burt-35-boise-11-feb-2007.78166/page-2 | https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/police-still-searching-for-boise-man-who-disappeared-10-years-ago/406781673 | https://idahonews.com/news/local/cold-case-jeramy-burt-of-boise-missing-since-february-of-2007 | https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/idahostatejournal/obituary.aspx?n=kimberly-george&pid=180633550&fhid=6418 | http://mydeathspace.com/article/2018/01/20/Kimberly_George_(41)_took_her_life_nine_years_after_her_husband_Jeramy_Carl_Burt_(33)_went_missing | http://blackfootjournal.com/case-of-missing-man-with-ties-to-s-e-idaho-gets-national-attention/

Aug 28 2018

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Rank #15: 052 - The Murder of Irina Yarmolenko

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Twenty year old Irina "Ira" Yarmolenko was finishing up her sophomore semester at UNC Charlotte in May of 2008.  She planned to begin her junior year at UNC Chapel Hill where she would pursue a career in Public Health, an area near and dear to her kind and compassionate sensibility.  Tragically, Ira would never begin her junior year.

On May 5th, 2008, just days after her twentieth birthday, Ira began her day by taking a final exam.  She had another scheduled for 5pm, and so she ran some errands.  Surveillance footage tracks much of her travels that day, but when she drove down to the banks of the Catawba river, no one was aware.  Two jet skiiers discovered Ira's lifeless body on the bank of the river, beside her car.

She had died as the result of asphyxia secondary to ligature strangulation.  There were three ligatures around her neck.Investigators were baffled, and for many months, they failed to determine a motive or drum up a suspect.  On the day of the crime, they spoke with Mark Carver, who had been fishing a hundred yards away from the crime scene.  Suspicious of his report that he hadn't heard anything, investigators focused in and seven months later, both Carver and his cousin, Neal Cassada, were charged with conspiracy and murder. 

The evidence?  Touch DNA found in three places on the victims car contained mixtures which included their DNA. It took authorities nearly two years to proceed on to trial, during which time they tested eight other individuals against the DNA.  None were a match.  Neal Cassada passed away due to a heart attack the day before his trial was to begin, and so the prosecution focused solely on Mark Carver. 

Ultimately, Carver would be found guilty of first degree murder, and sentenced to life.  While the Yarmolenko family felt vindicated, and as though justice had been served, many have questioned this verdict.In the years since, evidence has been revealed which shows inaccurate testimony was given at trial, the DNA evidence is not up to the current standard necessary for litigation and Carver's public defender mounted no defense.  The North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence has taken up Carver's case, and currently, a new trial or the outright dismissal of charges is being fought for in court. 

This raises many questions:  Did Mark Carver murder Ira Yarmolenko, was someone else responsible for this heinous crime or is it possible that this may have been the result of suicide?Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores this tragic, complicated and controversial case.

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Sources: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/irina-yarmolenko-obituary?pid=109250336&view=guestbook | https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/crime/judge-orders-retest-of-mark-carvers-dna-in-death-of-uncc-student/432849470 | http://freemarkcarver.com/false-confession | https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/special-reports/death-by-the-river/article69619262.html | https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/special-reports/death-by-the-river/ | http://insidedateline.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/07/08/7043789-read-the-personal-poetry-and-notes-of-ira-yarmolenko | http://s33.photobucket.com/user/ctrlcopy/library/?sort=3&page=1 |

Jul 16 2018

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Rank #16: 023 - The Murder of Faith Hedgepeth

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Nineteen year old Faith Hedgepeth was a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in September of 2012. Born in Warren County North Carolina, she was a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Native American Tribe and dreamed of becoming a doctor and one day returning home to contribute to her community. On September 6th, she had a busy day of classes followed by rushing for a sorority and going to the library with her best friend and roommate, Karena Rosario. After working on a project, she and Rosario went back to their apartment to change and then went out to a local bar, called the Thrill.

In the early morning hours of September 7th, Faith and Rosario left the bar and went back to their apartment. A strange series of texts and phone calls began, and around 4am, Karena left in the company of another Chapel Hill student, leaving Faith home, allegedly asleep, with the apartment door unlocked. When Karena returned the next morning, she found a grisly scene. Faith had been brutally beaten to death, the room was covered in blood and her half-clothed body was left exposed. Rosario called 911 and when police arrived, they immediately began investigating the homicide, discovering that Faith had also been sexually assaulted.

Over the next five years, many suspects were questioned and had their DNA taken for comparison. Rosario faded from the public eye, refusing to talk or conduct any interviews about the case, leading many to believe she may have more knowledge about the crime than she has stated. In addition to Rosario, her former roommate and ex-boyfriend Eriq Takoy Jones became a prime suspect considering his violent past and threats he had previously made against Faith. No one was above suspicion, and anyone who had spoken with Faith in the days and hours before her murder were considered possibilities. Surveillance cameras from the Thrill showed her interacting with several men that night, all of whom were questioned by investigators. Ultimately, the Chapel Hill Police Department possessed an abundance of evidence but no one they could make it stick to. Recently, a strange accidental voicemail left by Faith the night of her murder and a DNA Phenotype digital composite of the killer have been released, raising more questions than answers.

Who murdered Faith Hedgepeth, and for what reason was this beautiful and brilliant young woman so violently murdered? Was it a total stranger out looking for trouble? Did an ex-boyfriend choose this night to take out his anger? Did Eriq Takoy Jones make good on his threat, or did her best friend and roommate, Karena Rosario, play a more vital role in the crime? Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores the details of this case and attempts to sort through the plethora of suspects in an attempt to answer the haunting question: Who murdered Faith Hedgepeth?

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith_Hedgepeth_homicide | https://abc11.com/news/new-leads-pour-in-on-hedgepeth-murder-after-tv-special/1529023/ | https://abc11.com/news/autopsy-shows-brutality-of-hedgepeth-murder/296058/ | https://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article171703497.html | https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/chapel-hill-news/article104310946.html | https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/chapel-hill-news/article60733021.html | https://truecrimedaily.com/2016/02/16/crime-watch-daily-investigates-the-murder-of-faith-hedgepeth/ | https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/news/2017/09/7/5th-anniversary-of-faith-hedgepeth-s-murder | https://faithhedgepeth.blogspot.com/ | https://heavy.com/news/2016/09/eriq-takoy-jones-faith-hedgepeth-murder-voicemail-death-karena-rosario-ex-boyfriend-abc-news-2020-suspect-eric/

Oct 22 2017

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Rank #17: 053 - Colorado Triple Murder

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On February 7th, 1999, in Westminster, Colorado, thirty-nine year old Paul Skiba brought his nine year old daughter, Sarah, to work at his moving company while covering a shift for an employee.  They were met by Lorenzo Chivers, one of Paul's employees, to go out on a job.  The three drove off in a moving truck and were never seen again.

Police initially believed the disappearance was related to a custody battle between Paul and his ex-wife, Michelle.  Despite friends and family urging them to investigate, authorities delayed for days.  Finally, when Paul's mother, and two friends found bullet holes, blood and hair at the company parking lot, Police launched an investigation.

No suspects were named, though many have made links between the triple murder and Paul's then girlfriend, Teresa Donovan.  Paul was looking to split up and wanted Teresa out of his home by the very day he disappeared.  Teresa's sister was living with Lorenzo and her brother, Tom, had a vendetta against Paul.Blood found at the scene belonged to Paul and Sarah, as well as hair and fragments of flesh.  Police indicated that the quantity of blood signified fatal wounds.  No trace of Lorenzo was ever found.  Over the next nineteen years, many theories would rise to the surface including possible links to drug trafficking, insurance money or the Donovan family seeking revenge.

What happened to Paul, Sarah and Lorenzo and why has it remained unsolved for nearly twenty years? Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores this deeply baffling and disturbing case.

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Sources: https://www.westword.com/news/a-cold-case-frozen-in-time-5097544 | http://blogs.denverpost.com/coldcases/2014/02/07/colorado-cold-case-take-daughter-work-trip-young-girl/7932/4/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearances_of_Lorenzo_Chivers_and_Paul_and_Sarah_Skiba | http://unidentified.wikia.com/wiki/Paul_Skiba | http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/08/06/cold.case.sarah.skiba/index.html

Jul 23 2018

1hr 41mins

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Rank #18: 086 - The Murder of the Bishop Family

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On March 10th, 1976 a concerned neighbor contacted local authorities. She hadn't seen the Bishop family for more than a week and mail was piling up. It was unlike them to just up and leave without saying anything, and so police sent a detective over to perform a welfare check.

Upon entering the home, the detective found a grisly bloodbath. There was evidence of a brutal and violent crime, but no bodies were found. At first, police believed the entire Bishop family had been murdered but then they learned the horrible truth.

Police in Columbia, North Carolina had discovered five brutally battered bodies dumped in a ditch and set on fire. It would turn out to be Annette Bishop, he three sons and her mother-in-law, Lobelia. Annette's husband, and the father of her children, William Bradford Bishop was missing.

While it was initially believed that Bradford might be a victim as well, evidence would soon begin telling a far more sinister story and a massive manhunt was launched.

Recorded in part Live at the True Crime Podcast festival, alongside Nina Innsted from Already Gone comes Trace Evidence - Episode 86 - The Murder of the Bishop Family.

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Sources: https://www.newspapers.com/image/261533628/?terms=william%2Bbradford%2Bbishop | https://www.nbcwashington.com/investigations/series/brad-bishop/Inside-the-Evidence-Room-in-the-Hunt-for-William-Bradford-Bishop-254602021.html | https://www.wbir.com/article/news/crime/appalachian-unsolved-the-diplomat-accused-of-murdering-his-family-part-1/51-512842729 | https://www.washingtonpost.com/apps/g/page/local/timeline-the-search-for-bradford-bishop/1371/ | https://patch.com/maryland/bethesda-chevychase/bethesda-family-annihilator-40-year-search-resume | https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/body-exhumed-in-alabama-not-fugitive-bradford-bishop/2014/10/15/02ac40a4-54b4-11e4-ba4b-f6333e2c0453_story.html?utm_term=.e97f06a1a638 | https://www.apnews.com/b12a1dcb96e6c91b5f9ee75b30e42867 | https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ezvzpm/the-fbi-gamified-the-hunt-for-one-of-its-most-wanted | https://ssristories.org/fbi-searching-for-william-bradford-bishop-business-insider/ | https://bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Magazine/May-June-2013/Bradford-Bishop-Murders/ | https://www.wbir.com/article/news/crime/appalachian-unsolved-the-diplomat-accused-of-killing-his-family-part-2/51-516155553 | https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2006-10-14-0610140093-story.html

Aug 05 2019

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Rank #19: 056 - The Disappearance of Jamie Fraley

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Twenty-two year old Jamie Fraley was working hard to put her life on track.  After a life wrought with health issues as the result of complications are birth, she had gotten a slow start.  Unable to complete high school, or obtain a driver's license, she struggled to strike out on her own and put a future together.

In 2006, everything changed when she moved out on her own, met the man of her dreams and entered a GED program.  She had recently tried to help a friend overcome a drug addiction, and this awoke in her a desire to help others.  She wanted to attend college and pursue a career in drug counseling.  Her life took a heavy blow when her fiancee was sentenced to fifteen months in prison for larceny, but Jamie remained devoted and determined to marry him when he was released.  In the meantime, she developed a close bond with her soon to be father-in-law who lived in an apartment just two doors down from her.  Unfortunately, as time moved on, her future in-law became obsessive about her and began making inappropriate comments and advances.

Jamie thought she had the situation under control, but friends were growing concerned.  In April of 2008, just a few weeks before her fiancee was to be released from prison, Jamie came down with a nasty flu.  On April 8th, she visited the hospital two times in search of assistance.  Then, at midnight, she arranged for someone to give her a ride back to the emergency room.  She was never seen again.

Accusations flew, and her future father-in-law became the prime suspect but a chaotic series of events would unfold involving the discovery of items in the woods, a body in the trunk of a car and the sudden dead end of the investigation.  What happened to Jamie Fraley and who was responsible for this mysterious disappearance?

Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines this heartbreaking and frustrating case.

For more information please visit: https://www.trace-evidence.com
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Sources: http://www.gastongazette.com/news/20180419/10-years-later-no-answers-in-gaston-cold-case | https://www.dreamindemon.com/2008/06/09/ricky-dale-simonds-made-a-big-stink/ | https://clclt.com/charlotte/is-race-to-blame-for-lack-of-coverage-of-missing/Content?oid=2183084 | http://charleyproject.org/case/jamie-michelle-fraley | https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/nc-jamie-fraley-22-gastonia-8-april-2008.66395/

Aug 14 2018

1hr 34mins

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Rank #20: 066 - The Mysterious Death of Mitrice Richardson

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Twenty-four year old Mitrice Richardson wasn't making sense. She was sending cryptic text messages and indecipherable social media posts. Her mother was concerned, and on September 16th, 2009, she received a call explaining that Mitrice had been arrested in Malibu.

After speaking with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Mitrice's mother was told her daughter wouldn't be released until the morning. With plans of picking her up the next day, her mother went to sleep. When she awoke, she was startled to discover Mitrice had been released and now, no one knew where she was.

Over the course of the next year the anger between the family and Sheriff's department continued to grow as lies were uncovered and Mitrice's family felt the Sheriff's department was conducting a coverup. On August 9th, 2010, eleven months after she disappeared, Mitrice's body was recovered down a remote Canyon some six miles from the Sheriff's station. The discovery sadly confirmed that Mitrice had died, but the question of how would become the center of a firestorm of controversy.

Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines the details of this deeply tragic and confusing case.

For more information please visit: https://www.trace-evidence.com
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Sources: http://www.malibutimes.com/news/article_23018506-3381-5c16-a12b-c716085a9265.html | http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/what-happened-to-mitrice-richardson/ | https://www.dailynews.com/2017/02/01/mitrice-richardsons-family-speaks-out-as-state-says-deputies-shouldnt-be-prosecuted-in-her-death/ | https://www.dailynews.com/2015/11/28/5-years-after-mitrice-richardsons-remains-were-found-in-malibu-her-death-still-raises-questions/ | https://foxync.com/1778841/mitrice-richardsons-mom-wants-remains-examined/ | https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/mitrice-richardson-discussion.204531/ | http://www.blackgirltragic.com/home/2016/5/19/the-mysterious-disappearance-death-of-mitrice-richardson | https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/tag/mitrice-richardson/

Jan 08 2019

1hr 26mins

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