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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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Tiger King raised a lot of questions about cult-like behavior and animal cruelty. But the biggest question for us was: What happened to Don Lewis? Two months after filing a restraining order against his wife, he goes missing. His children never hear from him.  Paul and Billy look into Carole, Joe Exotic and take a deep dive into the timeline and circumstances behind the man who went missing from Easy Street. Plus, the announcement of the first Murder Squad Virtual Art Show.
In part 2 of "Can I Take Your Picture? Serial Killers with Cameras," Paul and Billy continue their deep dive into The Dating Game Killer-Rodney Alcala. With the help of retired detective Cliff Shepard, the guys discuss four cases in Los Angeles that were tied to Alcala. Shepard recalls his interactions with Alcala and why he calls Alcala "truly evil."
What happens if someone is murdered during the quarantine? How will the detectives proceed? How will first responders respond to a call where someone is in imminent danger? In this special episode of the Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad, Paul and Billy attempt to answer these questions, and offer resources for domestic violence survivors who might be at risk during self distancing.  If you-or someone you know-is in danger of domestic abuse, you can reach the US National Domestic Violence Hotline on their website, by phone at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224, or text LOVEIS to 22522.
More than 20 killers have used this line to lure victims to their death. The second season of Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad starts with a 4-part series focused on these killers--and the photographs they left behind. Photographs that could be other victims. In the season premiere, Paul and Billy delve deep into a missing who was last seen going to meet a photographer, and begin looking into serial killer Rodney Alcala, better known as The Dating Game Killer.
Season 2 of Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad drops this Monday, March 16th.
Billy and Paul welcome actor, comedian and podcaster Paul Scheer to discuss his role as a fictional special agent as well as true crime. The guys discuss a case with a questionable confession. Plus Billy and Paul give their thoughts on the possible plea deal for the Golden State Killer.
This week Billy and Paul welcome Henry Zebrowski from Last Podcast on the Left. The three take a look at the first true crime case that interested Henry when he was just a boy--The Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.
This week Billy and Paul welcome Josh Mankiewicz from NBC's Datelineto talk about some of the most memorable cases he's covered. One case touched Josh on a personal level; the other was memorable for very different reasons. Josh also shares with the guys part of the process of producing true crime for television and what it's been like to see the genre come into its own.
This week's Winter Distraction features one of the original true crime podcasters, Phoebe Judge from the Criminal podcast. Paul, Billy and Phoebe discuss some of Criminal's most popular episodes--including one with links to the world of Harry Potter. And Phoebe talks about how the true crime podcast landscape has changed and what it takes to make a great episode.
On this week's Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul look into another case they are often asked about-the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. The six-year-old beauty pageant queen was found murdered inside the family home in December of 1996. The case remains unsolved. Billy and Paul weigh in on the evidence at the scene and give their impressions of the case.
On this week's Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul welcome Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark from My Favorite Murder. Billy, Paul, Karen and Georgia discuss the case that the guys get asked the most about--the death of Kathleen Peterson covered in depth on the Netflix series The Staircase. They discuss the case and specifically the "owl theory."
On this week's Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul welcome the funny and talented film and television actress Lauren Lapkus. They discuss her fictional crime role in Orange is the New Black--including which real life criminal she would want to guard.
On this week's Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul welcome the crew from the podcast Small Town Dicks. Billy, Paul, Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpsons from The Simpsons) and Detectives Dan and Dave will discuss one of the biggest pop culture crime cases in the past year—the Jeffrey Epstein’s “suicide.” We delve into the background that first brought Epstein to the attention of law enforcement, the gross mishandling of his first criminal cases, those he was close to, his final days and the autopsy report.
Jessi has been listening to The Murder Squad since episode 1, and followed Paul and Billy's instructions and submitted her DNA to GEDMatch after using an ancestry site. In June, detectives in Colorado contacted her, asking her to help put together a family tree. And last month, an arrest was made in an almost 40-year-old unsolved murder. In this week's Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul talk to the Squaderino who was instrumental in solving the first cold case by the Murder Squad community.
While Billy and Paul are working diligently on season two of Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad, they're using their downtime to watch movies and TV shows about...crime. Some true crime, some fiction. In these mini-episodes, the guys give their thoughts on the crime shows and movies you love--and debate what they would've done differently if they were in the detectives shoes. Special guests from the podcast and entertainment world will drop in to share a drink and talk some crime. For our first Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul welcome investigative comedian Adam Conover from Adam Ruins Everything and the podcast Factually. Billy and Paul asks Adam to ruin true crime from fingerprints to DNA.
In part two of the season one finale, Billy and Paul delve into the tips the Murder Squad has received this year. They interview Charles Manson’s acid dealer, who has never spoken to the police. But he came forward to the Squad with new information about the potential other murders The Manson Family could be responsible for in late 1960s Los Angeles. Also updates on our fugitive cases, the Olivia Lone Bear case, as well as convicted killer Jeffrey Willis.  Plus someone close to serial killer Jesse Matthew provides a detailed timeline of his whereabouts.  Stay tuned all winter for Murder Squad: Winter Distraction every Monday, where Billy and Paul will have very special guests to talk true crime cases and investigations.
In the first part of the season finale, Billy and Paul talk to a woman who was friends with Yvonne Weber and Maureen Sterling--victims from the Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders. She was offered by them to smoke pot with a mystery man. She saw the man. Was never questioned by police and never told her story—-until now.  Also there will be updates on Alissa Turney's case, the I-5 Strangler, and theories on the unsolved murders of Abby and Libby from Delphi, Indiana.
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Brittany Phillips Unsolved

Brittany Phillips Unsolved

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Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the unsolved murder of Brittany Phillips. 18-year-old Brittany Phillips had just moved back to the Tulsa area a few months before she was killed in her apartment in September of 2004. Law enforcement have over 70 swabs of DNA-one with a match-but Brittany's killer still remains unknown. With the help of Brittany's mom Dr. Maggie Zingman, Billy and Paul take a closer look into the investigation.
Unsolved—Anita Knutson

Unsolved—Anita Knutson

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Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the murder of 18-year-old Anita Knutson out of Minot, North Dakota. Anita was a friend to everyone, appearing to have no enemies, when she was discovered murdered in her apartment on June 4, 2007.
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alli lent

a man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client

Apr 8th
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Callie Ander

OMG shout out to Small town murder love love love James and Jimmie!!!! They gave Murder Squad a shout out and that's why I'm here ... loving this podcast too !!!!

Apr 8th
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Kathy Gilbert

This is one of my faves podcasts. Paul Holes is amazing looking at the evidence, breaking down victimology and applying scientific means to crack the case.

Apr 3rd
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Matt 24

wow, he beat her with a tire iron and ran over her head, and she survived.. great miracle story

Mar 31st
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Mary Palmer Baez

I work at McDonald's and you wouldn't believe the people we have who are coming through 2 3 times a day with $30 $40 $50 orders our grocery stores are empty so where is all the food going? people are NOT staying home.

Mar 24th
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Ashley Cahill

does anybody ever have the podcast episode randomly be interrupted by a different segment of audio?! it keeps happening on multiple episodes ?

Mar 18th
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Annie Alana

He was so careful with what he was saying, it wasnt that fun or interesting of an interview.

Mar 6th
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BC

Paul Holes and Billy Jensen are good men

Mar 3rd
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Araceli Hernandez

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Feb 24th
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Araceli Hernandez

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Feb 24th
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Steve Dronzewski

Is Britt (gasp) going to be (gasp) a guest as (gasp) well?

Feb 19th
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Layne Estes

I love Criminal and Phoebe!!! This show was quite a treat. Thank you.

Feb 18th
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Jennica Klemann

I've never heard a connection to the Ransom movie before. Anyone else?

Feb 10th
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Christine L

kudos to Polly on this episode for butting in and checking the guys on average sentencing time for rapists!

Feb 5th
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Christine L

Really interesting case and I am fascinated at this idea of the modern day serial killer. From hitchhikers to children alone to vulnerable drug addicts.... the targets have evolved with the times. Makes sense of course, it's just I feel like we have this idea that serial killers cant exist with "today's technology"

Feb 1st
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Christine L

while I'm personally ambivalent about the zac efron movie, I think its important to remember that its told from the perspective of Bundy's wife. this is how it would seem to her: that bundy was charming and innocent and railroaded and wouldn't be until the trial that she would learn what kind of person he really was. that shock at someone's duplicity is what we're supposed to be understanding here, how it feels for the victims who've been so close to the killers without knowing. the feeling of that betrayal must be inexplicable.

Feb 1st
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BC

amazing

Jan 28th
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Megan Erickson

Hopefully Paul was able to phone in for these episodes he hardly participated in - sort of boring except for Billy obviously 😆

Jan 28th
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BC

I love these two men who teach others that women are most vulnerable when they are leaving a domestic violence situation.

Jan 24th
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BC

I only recently heard about all the missing and murdered indigenous women, I'm glad you're covering it too.

Jan 22nd
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