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Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen dig deep into unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases. Each week listeners ride shotgun as Holes and Jensen attempt to solve the crime using a variety of methods, from old-fashioned detective work to advanced technologies including familial DNA searches, social media geotargeting, and maybe most important—the skills of their listeners who send in tips and theories, becoming active members of The Murder Squad.
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Paul and Billy finish their look into the Humboldt Five. They take a deeper look into the disappearances and deaths of Sheila Franks and Danielle Bertolini. Sheila was a single mother of two young children. Danielle was a transplant from Maine who came to Northern California and became entangled in the Emerald Triangle. Both met with someone sinister. But neither has seen justice. We continue the search for the Humboldt five and justice for the known victims. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Humboldt Five, Part 1

The Humboldt Five, Part 1

2020-10-1201:02:013

Billy and Paul begin their look into the Humboldt Five with this first part of a two part series. They delve into the missing person cases of Jennifer Wilmer, Karen Mitchell and Christine Walters. Each young woman disappeared near Humboldt County and hasn't been seen again. The circumstances swirl around the California Redwoods, marijuana, the Grateful Dead and an infamous potential serial killer.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Keddie Cabin Murders

The Keddie Cabin Murders

2020-10-0501:14:1012

Paul and Billy look into the unsolved murders of Sue Sharp, John Sharp, Tina Sharp and Dana Wingate. In April 1981, the small resort town of Keddie, California was changed forever. Someone entered the Sharp home of Cabin 28 with no other purpose but mayhem. Inside the cabin, the offender or offenders killed three people and kidnapped a young girl. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Billy and Paul look into the unsolved murders of Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson from August 1990. The two went on a double date before parking at a local lovers' lane in the Houston area. Before and after the murders, the area saw a trend of missing women. Could they all be related? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Paul and Billy look into two separate missing person cases this week. The first, 16-year-old Lashaya Stine left her home in Aurora, Colorado on July 16, 2016 around 2 AM. Her mother believes she went out to meet someone but she never returned home. The second, 18-year-old Brookelyn Farthing went to a party in Berea, Kentucky. She was in contact with family and friends until the early morning hours of June 22, 2013 before texting "I'm scared."   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Search for Mr. Cruel

The Search for Mr. Cruel

2020-09-1456:357

Billy and Paul look into the unsolved cases of Mr. Cruel out of Melbourne, Australia in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. The unknown offender attacked four young girls creating terror.  He wore a black ski mask and was usually armed with a knife and gun. Despite law enforcement knocking on over 30,000 doors, Mr. Cruel has never been caught. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The MacDonald Murders

The MacDonald Murders

2020-09-0701:33:2612

Paul and Billy look into the 1970 murders of Colette MacDonald and her two young daughters in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Colette's husband--a surgeon and former Green Beret--Jeffrey MacDonald was eventually convicted of the murders but has always maintained his innocence. With the help of filmmaker and podcaster Marc Smerling from The Jinx and Morally Indefensible, the guys look into a case riddled with confessions and betrayal.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Who Killed Nanette Krentel?

Who Killed Nanette Krentel?

2020-08-3101:07:356

Billy and Paul look into the unsolved 2017 murder of Nanette Krentel out of Lacombe, Louisiana. The offender tried to cover up her murder with a fire that burnt down a 3,000 square foot home in rural Louisiana. It's a case with fingers pointed all around the community but still no justice has been seen.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Paul and Billy look into the case of serial killer Henry Louis Wallace. In the early 1990’s, a monster was prowling Charlotte, North Carolina. His targets were young, attractive black women. And his victims barely made the news until he went on a 48-hour killing spree. All of these victims were in his circle of friends and co-workers. He only confessed to those he knew could be tied to him. Which begs the question--how many other victims does he have? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Paul and Billy delve into the 2006 unsolved murders of Chynna and Blake Dickus in Franklin, Indiana. About 25 miles from Indianapolis, in a new subdivision riddled with home break-ins, it is a double murder that haunts the community. A three and half hour window allowed someone to enter the Dickus home and kill a 10-year old boy and his stepmother.  Billy and Paul also look into the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Barraza in Tomball, Texas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Paul and Billy look into the murder of Heidi Newman, a case Paul investigated while supervising the crime lab in 2003. It's a case that held similarities to a still unsolved murder six years prior. With the help of investigator Leonard Orman, the three delve into the 1997 unsolved murder of Linda Lincoln. Both women knew Matthew Kroll, the man in prison for Heidi's murder. And both Leonard and Paul think Kroll may have other victims.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In 1998, Rita Hester was murdered in her Boston apartment. Rita was active in the transgender community and her gruesome death inspired Transgender Remembrance Day—but her murderer is still out there. Paul and Billy investigate Rita’s case, and also shed light on the recent murders of Merci Mack, Shakie Peters, Brayla Stone, Bree Black, Draya McCarty, Remmie Fells and Riah Milton—seven transgender women found slain in June and July of 2020. So far, only two cases have led to an arrest. We need to change that. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Billy and Paul travel to 1891 New York City to investigate the unsolved murder of Carrie Brown. While often tied to Jack The Ripper, no conclusive evidence has linked the two and the case that caused a media storm remains unsolved. This new episode is in partnership with TNT's The Alienist: Angel of Darkness. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week Paul and Billy decide to look into cases that their friend Michelle McNamara, author of I'll Be Gone in the Dark, looked into on her blog True Crime Diary. They look at unsolved cases in Oregon and the link to potential serial killer Bobby Jack Fowler. Fowler was a violent offender with cases in Oregon, Iowa, Texas, Tennessee and Canada. And those are just the cases we know. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week Paul and Billy look into the mysterious death of Tamla Horsford. In November 2018, Tamla Horsford was the only black guest at an adult slumber party in Cumming, Georgia. By all accounts she was the life of the party. But in the early morning hours she was found dead outside. With the help of Tamla's family attorney Ralph E. Fernandez, Billy and Paul try to find out how a mother of five died that night.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Last week, the body of Specialist Vanessa Guillen was found near a river. She was murdered. And she was not the only Fort Hood soldier to be killed since March.  In this episode, Billy and Paul will delve into the eight cases of unsolved homicides and unknown causes of death of soldiers from the base. And with the help of Murder Squad listeners, they take a closer look at how the US Army investigates sexual assault, sexual harassment and missing persons amidst their ranks—including the case of LaVena Johnson.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week Paul and Billy look into two missing persons cases. The first is a soldier who went missing while on post. Vanessa Guillen was last seen at Fort Hood in Texas on April 22nd. The second is a mail carrier last seen on camera leaving her home. Kierra Coles was last seen outside her home in the Chatam area of Chicago on October 2nd, 2018. Neither case is related. Each in a different part of the country and separated by over a year. But both cases still have families, friends and the community looking for the women. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia Part 2, Billy and Paul turn their focus on who may have been capable of committing such a gruesome crime. They look into the usual suspects: the men in Elizabeth's life before her murder, Hodel and Dillon. But after digging to find other crimes that mirrored Short, two other possibilities take center stage. One with a tie to overseas and World War II. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Paul and Billy examine the systemic racism that is resulting in the deaths of so many black men and women by police in the United States. And they explore how defunding the police could be seen as an opportunity to fix a broken crime solving system and actually solve more serious crimes. Retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey joins to discuss how to fix the problem within police departments around the country. And former prosecutor Loni Coombs joins to discuss the Eric Garner case, and whether there is any other legal recourse that can be taken against the cop who murdered him.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Billy and Paul examine one of the most perplexing unsolved murders in America, the Black Dahlia. In the first of a two part series, Paul examines the autopsy summaries, and through the lens of advancements in forensics, identifies the wounds inflicted on Elizabeth Short. These new observations lead directly into new possible theories. This episode was part of a batch record before Paul went into surgery last week. At the top of the show, we address the immense importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and the steps we can take for change, including the first steps in a massive dismantling of how policing is done in America. Next week we will devote the episode on police brutality and how things can—and must—change.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Jamie Rhines-Romero

MAN!! Listening to you guys talk about this makes me wish I could've been there! I wish I would've gone down to the court house! aaaaghhhh! This episode gave me the chills! Especially the serendipity that was happening! I lived in Citrus Heights as a child when EAR was active. I was terrified of him. I don't recall how I knew about him (I was young like 6 maybe? ) but I totally remember telling a babysitter that I couldn't sleep because I was afraid of the East Area Rapist. She was awesome and layed with me until I fell asleep. Later, around 1986, I lived on one of the streets he attacked on, Merlindale Drive. I lived there from ages17-20 and had no idea he was still around! I'm pretty sure we missed j him by either a couple years before or after I lived there. I found this out by looking at the time-line of his attacks. I was completely blown away when I learned that little fact! I've been obsessed by this case since right before he was captured. Ithink it was the ID Channel that was showing documentaries on him. I was hooked!! It seemed like in only a few months, he was caught. Anyways, I'm loving hearing what was going on with you guys during his capture and his court dates. A huge THANK YOU to Paul Holes for finding him! Even that is an amazing part of this case!Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Oct 22nd
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Kimberly Dennis

Action figures = dolls

Oct 19th
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Erin Medley

bungee cord the can lid down

Oct 14th
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BC

don't be an irony

Oct 13th
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Joseph Flynn

BILLION DOLLAR rockets? Can you please name a few of these billion dollar rockets? Where are these modern marvels produced? How many of these do our military branches have in service? Did you know that our country spends more on protecting our military personnel, than any other country? You sound like a liberal, bashing our military/government. But you're very uninformed. Dont make flippant comments because your liberal eir has been raised. Other than that, your podcast is extremely well done.

Oct 4th
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lizzyb

And they were given the option for a no- knock warrant and did not do it. They had 2 separate addresses for him. They tried one and he wasn't there, so what would you do? I would try the other one and I believed them when they said that they knocked. Acting like several officers are evil enough to just go in and try to shoot people is ridiculous. I am truly fed up with this country and the media. If you all think that the police are so bad in this country , then I don't want any one else calling them when they need help. But everybody trusts them when they're in trouble....lol. This was a tragedy, but my grandma always said, if you lay down with dogs, you are going to come up with fleas

Sep 29th
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lizzyb

I read that Jamarcus Glover was her ex- boyfriend and they were still close He had used her address very recently as his address, He was a drug dealer and used her address so that's one of two address' they had on file for him. Doesn't mean she should be killed but acting like they totally went to some random address that had nothing to do with her is wrong on your part. And, acting like it is because she was black and those police officers targeted her is almost evil. What if they had been convicted based on the media of muder. it was very unfortunate but this was not intentional and you know it People act like they meant to just go kill some black people. Especially considering you were former law enforcement, makes it worse. She was still very much hanging out with him and was not as squeaky clean as you act. Please read up on the facts of a case before you go out and claim that people are racist. shame on you!

Sep 29th
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dachiggaman

what do facts have to do with anything?

Sep 28th
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Lindsey Reed

The movie is Sneakers!

Sep 23rd
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Sophia Grace

is it possible that this guy would stop if he had easy access to a victim? like a child, grandchild, or perhaps he has been able to purchase children from traffickers?

Sep 14th
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Just an Opinion...

Of all the scumbags in the history of crime, this guy is the one that I really, really want to see go down.

Sep 14th
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l ko

Great podcast! Love that they're trying to be as progressive as possible and keep up with fast changing times when it comes to social issues and language regarding sex workers!

Sep 11th
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Heather Sandberg-Flaugh

This is the case that got me into true crime. My mom went to school with the floppy hat lady and my uncle received stitches on his head by MacDonald when he was 6.

Sep 7th
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jess d

bet Mr. Roger's has not a lot of melanin 🤷‍♀️

Sep 1st
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Kalle Aleksanteri Ruohonen

So is there a way to listen to the conversation you guys had with Paul Haynes?

Sep 1st
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Jake Dalton

Who is the female voice that doesn't get introduced?

Aug 29th
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Mary Palmer Baez

old world thinking rape is not a crime no one cares unless the people are famous.

Aug 17th
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Sophia Grace

women rarely wear nylons now. he would be hard-pressed to find someone who does.

Aug 13th
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Roberta Mise

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Aug 11th
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Yasmine C

I highly recommend this 2 part series. This is such an old case, I thought everything had been covered. This has an interesting theory . You don't necessarily have to listen to both parts. This one is about possible suspects. The first part is excellent. They provide a profile based on crime scene and body. It's quite gruesome, though.

Aug 3rd
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