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Based on the iconic, Emmy-nominated series on A&E, this show explores some of the most difficult-to-solve murders, which stymied investigators and went cold, sometimes for decades. In fact, one-third of all murders in America remain open. But thanks to dogged investigators and breakthroughs in forensic technology, these cases become part of the rare 1% of cold cases that are ever solved. Hosted by Brooke Gittings ("Convicted" and "Actual Innocence") and featuring the voice of original Cold Case Files host, Bill Kurtis.
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Baby For Sale

Baby For Sale

2020-07-0836:285

When the burned body of an infant is found in the Arizona desert, investigators search for the child's identity and come up empty-handed. Four years later, officers in another county respond to a tip about a couple who sold their baby daughter in an extortion scheme and ultimately killed her. It doesn't take long for investigators to connect the dots and finally discover the name of their Baby Jane Doe. Listen to Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment on the Wondery app. Download it today to join Wondery+ with a free trial to enjoy ad free listening, exclusives, binges and early access. Get it here: https://wondery.app.link/SpmaC6vYI7  Does your business need help with delivery demands? Use SHIP STATION! Try it FREE for 60 days when you use offer code COLDCASE at www.ShipStation.com   Get a quote online at www.Progressive.com in as little as 5 minutes and see how much you could be saving!
Secret in the Well

Secret in the Well

2020-06-3028:579

In the fall of 1987, Fred Wilkerson disappeared. He didn't leave a note. There was no sign of foul play. And yet his son, Tim, knew in his heart what the whole town came to suspect - that Fred had been murdered. Sixteen years later, investigators take up the case, and look to get to the bottom of the town's biggest mystery. Treat your hair with MADISON REED! Get 10% off plus FREE SHIPPING on your first Color Kit with code "COLDCASE" at www.madison-reed.com   Find affordable online therapy with TALKSPACE. Match with your perfect therapist at www.Talkspace.com or download the app. Use promo code COLDCASE to get $100 off your first month. Get a quote online at www.Progressive.com in as little as 5 minutes and see how much you could be saving!
A Family Cursed

A Family Cursed

2020-06-2333:253

Everyone in the family knew that Zilpha was the cool aunt, but to Jeremiah she was more. They had a special bond, almost like brother and sister. So in the Fall of 1992 when Jeremiah disappeared, Zilpha knew something was very wrong. Then just eight months later, Zilpha disappeared, too. Was it just a strange coincidence that two people from the same family disappeared within the same year? Or did these two cases have a terrible connection? Save money with HONEY - your new promo code finder! Get Honey for FREE at www.JoinHoney.com/coldcase  Support cellular defense and repair with TRU NIAGEN! Visit www.TRUNIAGEN.com and use code “COLDCASE” to receive $20 off any 3+ month supply, live from now until 6/30/2020! Get a quote online at www.Progressive.com in as little as 5 minutes and see how much you could be saving!
A Killer Slips Away

A Killer Slips Away

2020-06-1647:038

Lily and Alonzo knock on Anna Mae's door. They've come to take their elderly sister shopping. Instead, her door flies open and a young woman runs past them - covered in blood. Alonzo tries to grab her but she literally slips through his fingers. Inside, they find Anna Mae dead on the floor. Who was this mysterious young woman? Why did she kill an innocent senior? And what does it all have to do with a jar of mayonnaise? Support cellular defense and repair with TRU NIAGEN! Visit www.TRUNIAGEN.com and use code “COLDCASE” to receive $20 off any 3+ month supply, live from now until 6/30/2020! Treat your hair with MADISON REED! Get 10% off plus FREE SHIPPING on your first Color Kit with code "COLDCASE" at www.madison-reed.com  Get a quote online at www.Progressive.com in as little as 5 minutes and see how much you could be saving!
Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends

2020-06-0926:589

When a teenager goes missing in a small town, investigators are desperate to identity a culprit. But few are willing to talk. Following a series of several dead ends and false leads, officers struggle to uncover who killed Shannon Siders. Does your business need help with delivery demands? Use SHIP STATION! Try it FREE for 60 days when you use offer code COLDCASE at www.ShipStation.com  Treat your hair with MADISON REED! Get 10% off plus FREE SHIPPING on your first Color Kit with code "COLDCASE" at www.madison-reed.com  Get a quote online at www.Progressive.com in as little as 5 minutes and see how much you could be saving!
Sweethearts, Silenced

Sweethearts, Silenced

2020-06-0432:148

A teenage couple disappears from a wedding in rural Wisconsin. Did they simply run off or was it something more sinister? When their bodies surface two months later, the town is turned upside down by the shocking brutality of the crime. Investigators struggle to piece together scraps of evidence and sparse leads to bring justice to the victims' families. In their decades-long search for the killer, officers will uncover more than one monster before finally answering the question: who killed Tim Hack and Kelly Drew? Find affordable online therapy with TALKSPACE. Match with your perfect therapist at www.Talkspace.com or download the app. Use promo code COLDCASE to get $100 off your first month. Got hair color needs? Use MADISON REED! Get 10% off plus FREE SHIPPING on your first Color Kit with code "COLDCASE" at www.madison-reed.com  Get a quote online at www.Progressive.com in as little as 5 minutes and see how much you could be saving!
A college student in Utah is brutally murdered while working the graveyard shift at a local gas station. His death shakes this small Mormon community to its core, but all police have to go on are some bloody dollar bills, and two eye-witnesses who sketch out a figure, with dark, piercing eyes. Who could have committed this horrific crime? Was it a disgruntled employee? Is there a connection to an illegal drug ring? And will advances in forensic technology decades later help to bring Brad Perry's killer to justice? Get a quote online at www.Progressive.com in as little as 5 minutes and see how much you could be saving!
A mother of three goes missing on Christmas Eve in 1994, and suspicion surrounds her sudden disappearance. In 2004, her case is still unsolved... until her son opens up about a memory that’s been buried for a decade. Got hair color needs? Use MADISON REED! Get 10% off plus FREE SHIPPING on your first Color Kit with code "COLDCASE" at www.madison-reed.com  Get a quote online at www.Progressive.com in as little as 5 minutes and see how much you could be saving!
A man on Long Island is preparing to sell his house when he discovers a 55-gallon barrel hidden in his crawlspace. It has seemingly been there for decades, at least for as long as he's owned the home. But when he pries off the lid, he quickly realizes that it isn't just a barrel, it's a tomb. Got hair color needs? Use MADISON REED! Get 10% off plus FREE SHIPPING on your first Color Kit with code "COLDCASE" at www.madison-reed.com  Love your cat? Make the switch to PrettyLitter! Go to www.PrettyLitter.com and use promo code "COLDCASE" for 20% off your first order! Get a quote online at www.Progressive.com in as little as 5 minutes and see how much you could be saving!
Flight 191 crashed in Chicago in 1979, killing nearly 300 people on board. It was the deadliest plane accident in American history. A single mother, Diane Chorba, also died that day, but was she aboard flight 191, or was the crash the perfect cover-up for murder? Got hair color needs? Use MADISON REED! Get 10% off plus FREE SHIPPING on your first Color Kit with code "COLDCASE" at www.madison-reed.com Manage YOUR business with NetSuite! Schedule your FREE Product Tour and receive your FREE guide “Six ways to run a MORE PROFITABLE Business” at www.netsuite.com/ccf  Get online therapy at an affordable price with TALKSPACE. Get $100 off your first month by using code COLDCASE at www.talkspace.com OR download the TALKSPACE app! Get a quote online at www.Progressive.com in as little as 5 minutes and see how much you could be saving!
In 1992, Halloween was cancelled in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Just days before, an 11-year-old was kidnapped and brutally murdered. The small town is rocked when Shauna Howe's body is discovered under a bridge, and investigators scramble to figure out what kind of person could have committed such a horrific crime. For two decades, the case goes unsolved despite the killer's taunts, solid DNA evidence, and a haunting copy-cat murder. When one investigator finds a single overlooked detail 20 years later, he discovers who killed Shauna Howe. Love your cat? Make the switch to PrettyLitter! Go to www.PrettyLitter.com and use promo code "COLDCASE" for 20% off your first order! Get a quote online at www.Progressive.com in as little as 5 minutes and see how much you could be saving!
A serial rapist seals his own fate when he sends a taunting letter to police. Love your cat? Make the switch to PrettyLitter! Go to www.PrettyLitter.com and use promo code "COLDCASE" for 20% off your first order! Get a quote online at www.Progressive.com in as little as 5 minutes and see how much you could be saving!
Women are being murdered in Minnesota's twin cities, and police are desperate to catch the murderer who keeps calling to confess his crimes. Get online therapy at an affordable price with TALKSPACE. Get $100 off your first month by using code COLDCASE at www.talkspace.com OR download the TALKSPACE app! Love your cat? Make the switch to PrettyLitter! Go to www.PrettyLitter.com and use promo code "COLDCASE" for 20% off your first order!
Vernon Dahmer was a shop owner in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and President of the local chapter of the NAACP. At midnight on January 10th, 1966, two truckloads of Klansmen drove to his house and firebombed it. Vernon's family never stopped seeking justice, but it would take them more than three decades to find it. Get online therapy at an affordable price with TALKSPACE. Get $100 off your first month by using code COLDCASE at www.talkspace.com OR download the TALKSPACE app! Manage YOUR business with NetSuite! Schedule your FREE Product Tour and receive your FREE guide “Six ways to run a MORE PROFITABLE Business” at www.netsuite.com/ccf 
A serial killer targets women who live on the fringes of society - with little to no connection to the mainstream world. As victims, this makes them incredibly difficult to investigate. That is... until the killer inadvertently hands investigators a map. Love your cat? Make the switch to PrettyLitter! Go to www.PrettyLitter.com and use promo code "COLDCASE" for 20% off your first order!
The bodies of two teenage girls are discovered. One set on fire, the other stuffed in a box and thrown in a lake. Both are Jane Does. Both have been murdered. Eight years later, a third woman comes forward and reveals their identities, and how she escaped from suffering the same fate. Meet your financial goals with UPSTART! Go to www.upstart.com/coldcase to find out how low your Upstart rate is! Improve your sleep with OURA! Go to www.ouraring.com/coldcase to get $30 off your new Oura Ring for a limited time only! Need a better women's vitamin? Use RITUAL! Get 10% off during your first three months at www.ritual.com/COLDCASE 
Cold Case Files presents episode two of A&E’s new podcast, I Survived. Michelle and her daughter Breea are home alone when three masked gunman burst through the door. The home invasion turns into a high stakes bank robbery, and Michelle's only hope of survival is to help her captors pull it off. Subscribe to I Survived for new episodes each week. Get new episodes of I Survived HERE: https://www.podcastone.com/pd/I-Survived  Improve your sleep with OURA! Go to www.ouraring.com/coldcase to get $30 off your new Oura Ring, for a limited time only! Get online therapy at an affordable price with TALKSPACE. Get $100 off your first month by using code COLDCASE at www.talkspace.com OR download the TALKSPACE app!
Cold Case Files presents the first episode of A&E’s new podcast, I Survived. One phone call turned Karen’s seemingly happy marriage into a violent nightmare. A prisoner in her own home, Karen outsmarted her husband and escaped with h er life twice. Today, she uses her experience for good, helping others survive and learn to heal. Fill in the gaps in your diet with RITUAL - the obsessively-researched vitamin for women! Get 10% off during your first three months! Visit www.ritual.com/COLDCASE to start your ritual today! Improve your sleep with OURA! Go to www.Ouraring.com/COLDCASE to get $30 off your new Oura Ring, for a limited time only! Find help and resources at www.RAINN.org 
Cat & Mouse

Cat & Mouse

2020-02-2422:465

The death of Alma Napier was ruled an accident when her car was discovered overturned and smoldering one night in 1980. It would remain a closed case, until 1998 when two women help uncover that Alma’s death involved foul play and her murderer is on the loose. Love your cat? Make the switch to PrettyLitter! Go to www.PrettyLitter.com and use promo code "COLDCASE" for 20% off your first order!
The Hitchhiker

The Hitchhiker

2020-02-1926:427

A hitchhiker is found murdered, and police spend three decades chasing down their only lead. Then an unexpected twist brings a brand new suspect to light... Eat better with DAILY HARVEST! Go to www.dailyharvest.com and enter promo code "COLDCASE" to get $25 off your first box! Fill in the gaps in your diet with RITUAL - the obsessively-researched vitamin for women. Get 10% off during your first three months! Visit www.ritual.com/COLDCASE to start your ritual today!
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jane doe

why are these reposted? if there were case updates, i would get it. it's REALLY a letdown to see a "new" case isn't ...

Jul 1st
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Kim Davis

orange socks was in Georgetown, tx not Galveston tx.

Jun 20th
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Monica Shepherd

Absolutely lifeless narrator. I hope they change her out in future episodes because the near monotone is hard to listen to.

Jun 15th
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jane doe

well this isn't new 😔

Jun 10th
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samuel kuria

nice story

May 24th
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Monnie Moores

So heartbreaking.I watched the movie about this.It made me sick, the things she did to her own children.

May 19th
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Shermo Mosher

this file was compressed through a meat grinder

Apr 28th
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Kay Kolesnyk

Why is the last name Hodel pronounced differently throughout the episode?

Mar 28th
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Monique Hicks

So, @ around 4:30, after some back up & pontificating, Brooke (the host) starts going in on "Mike" (Victim's family). Here is some of what she says (which prompted the start of this strongly worded comment): "..He seemed like a decent person, maybe even a nice guy, but at some point, that changed.." "..based on the choices he made afterwards, I feel confident that if I'd known him, we would likely NOT have been friends.." "..he comes across as a bit impulsive and has a short temper..." What?? Why??. . Who are YOU to talk bad on this poor guy, who lost his grandparents in such a violent way? Not to mention all of your other ill-advised, personal additions and opinions added to the story (not just about Mike, but about almost everyone else cited in this story as well). Is this a new direction for Cold Case Files? Even if you felt it necessary to make your feelings about the victim's families & the police dept (etc..) known, there are far better ways to go about it. Out of EVERYONE, you would think that the host of a True Crime podcast would have an almost transcendent sense of empathy, or at least know how to SOUND like they did.. or at the VERY LEAST, just NOT insult the guests (& upset the listeners) with judgemental statements about them personally. Your imprudent opinions and unwarranted judgements about whether Mike's choices were good enough for you to entertain a hypothetical friendship are just. . just beyond the pale. You end up sounding more like a teenaged 'mean girl', talking behind the back of someone you don't like. . Perhaps that Plexaderm went beyond your skin, straight to your brain? And perhaps Mike wouldn't want to be YOUR friend to begin with. After what I heard today, I am confident we would not be very friendly towards each other, either.

Mar 28th
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Mike Leeman

The story is most interesting. However, the podcast host leaves much to be desired. The constant offering up of the host's opinions on various minor issues becomes quite tedious after a while.

Mar 16th
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WupperElfe

Why do they repeat so many episodes?! Like this one - it was aired in January 2018, too.

Mar 15th
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P Larson

Just keep deleting those with Brooke.

Mar 12th
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Alia Ahmed

was Lisa Ramirez her roommate?

Mar 12th
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Purple Picasso

There are a few podcasts called "I Survived" but I can't find this one. Is there a link?

Mar 6th
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Ugh

Do they eventually change the narrator? Between her and the number of advertisements, I'm not sure I'll keep listening...

Mar 5th
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Vera Braineater

Bill narrates this one, in case anyone else prefers him.

Feb 19th
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Damien Nichols

a killer named Korn? You idiots! How do you ruin the episode by giving away the killer right off the bat?

Feb 12th
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MicheB

Decent podcast. The only negative is that when you add commentary, you show your lack of experience with true crime. If you just kept to the facts it would be a better show.

Feb 12th
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Heather Boylen

I know, she may be a good writer but that doesn’t make her a good speaker. I don’t understand why they have someone who sounds so immature when Cold Csse Files is perfect as it was. I can’t understand how the producers listened to her voice and green lighted her episdodes: I have a soft voice that annoys people sometimes. I wouldn’t try to narrate Cold Case Files.

Feb 5th
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Tiara Manning

To this day, the wife believes that her husband attacked her that night despite Gerald's chilling confession and the DNA evidence. SN: The host clearly has a lisp and decided to speed up her audio to make it less conspicuous...*eye roll*

Jan 31st
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