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We are a boots on-the-ground, investigative, serialized podcast. Season 2: On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Their bodies were found burned in the cab of Eric's truck. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigation firm Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLC will be digging into this case to help find justice for Eric Cates.Season 2 Bonus Mini-Season: 26 year old Hayden Mayberry went missing on November 19, 2019. He reportedly walked into the woods in the Boldo area of Walker County, AL from a home he was staying at on Pine Dr. His remains were found on February 2, 2020 under some unusual circumstances.  Join us as we dig into the details of Hayden's disappearance and death.Season 1: On Memorial Day in 2017, a mother and her son vanished from their home in the rural Alabama community of Holtville.  Susan Osborne and Evan Chartrand haven't been seen or heard from since and their bodies have not been found. 2 months passed before their disappearance was reported to police.  Susan's husband, Jerry, told police that Susan left him for another man but as police began investigating, they discovered he'd been keeping some big secrets and Susan’s best friend had proof.  Did her Jerry's secrets lead to the disappearance of Susan & Evan?  What happened to them?  These are the questions we will explore in season one of Secrets True Crime, a serial podcast. We will be taking a close look into the lives of Susan and Evan, speaking with their family members, friends, teachers, neighbors, the sheriff and investigators assigned to their case.
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Coming February 2019.  On Memorial Day in 2017, a mother and her son vanished from their home in the rural Alabama community of Holtville.  Susan Osborne and Evan Chartrand haven't been seen or heard from since and their bodies have not been found. 2 months passed before their disappearance was reported to police.  Susan's husband, Jerry, told police that Susan left him for another man but as police began investigating, they discovered he'd been keeping some big secrets and Susan’s best friend had proof.  Did her Jerry's secrets lead to the disappearance of Susan & Evan?  What happened to them?  These are the questions we will explore in season one of Secrets True Crime, a serial podcast. We will be taking a close look into the lives of Susan and Evan, speaking with their family members, friends, teachers, neighbors, the sheriff and investigators assigned to their case. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
The Disappearance

The Disappearance

2019-02-1529:315

On Memorial Day 2017, Susan Osborne and her 14 year old son Evan Chartrand disappeared from their home in the small community of Holtville, AL.  Investigators have stated they currently have only 1 person of interest in their disappearance, Susan's husband, Jerry Osborne.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
The Welfare Check

The Welfare Check

2019-03-0126:282

The investigators with the Elmore County Sheriff's Office arrive at Susan & Evan's home for a welfare check. You will hear from the investigators and Susan’s & Evan’s family and friends about what was found when the police made their initial visit to their home.  The stories that Susan's husband, Jerry, told investigators had some pretty major inconsistencies. We will reveal some of those inconsistencies and also some of the secrets Jerry had been keeping from his wife.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
The Search Warrant

The Search Warrant

2019-03-1532:243

The investigators execute a search warrant on Jerry's home.  They have more questions for Jerry but he stopped the interview and hired an attorney.  Find out what the investigators discovered in the home.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
Red Flags

Red Flags

2019-03-2932:592

Susan and Evan’s family and friends tell about some strange and controlling behavior in the Osborne family.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
The Fires

The Fires

2019-04-1123:361

Forensic expert, Mark Gillespie, talks about the fires in Jerry’s backyard and how likely it is or isn’t that the fires played a part in Susan & Evan’s disappearance. We look at several other theories into what happened to Susan & Evan.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
More Warning Signs

More Warning Signs

2019-04-2528:581

Hear Susan Osborne's own words as she describes her tumultuous life and marriage to Jerry Osborne.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
Jerry

Jerry

2019-05-0933:112

To date, investigators have said they only have one person of interest.  What do we know about Jerry and his past?Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
Several pieces of new information have been discovered as Susan & Evan's family and I attend a dedication for Evan at Holtville High School.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
Birmingham

Birmingham

2019-06-0632:171

Susan and Evan aren't the only missing people from Elmore County.  Starr Mulder has been missing since June 11, 2016.  Hear the never released before details the investigator assigned to her case shared with me and I'll explain the odd connection I noticed to Susan and Evan.  Also, you'll hear about a new development in the search for Susan and Evan.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
A Devious Plan?

A Devious Plan?

2019-06-2021:101

Was the disappearance of Susan and Evan planned?  Also, new information has become available on the Starr Mulder disappearance.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
Echo 7 Foxtrot

Echo 7 Foxtrot

2019-07-1146:071

The private investigator investigating Susan and Evan's disappearance describes areas of interest in the search for them.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
No Body Homicides

No Body Homicides

2019-07-2526:572

This is the 1st of 2 episodes discussing no-boy homicides and why Jerry is still free.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
The No-Body Guy

The No-Body Guy

2019-08-0831:522

The foremost expert on no-body prosecutions, Tad DiBiase, talks about what it takes to successfully prosecute a no-body murder case.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
Leave No Stone Unturned

Leave No Stone Unturned

2019-08-2225:532

Thanks to the many tips from podcast listeners, the searches for Susan and Evan continue.  Amid triple-digit temperatures, the search teams worked at 4 of our top places of interest.  You'll hear the details of our most recent searches and hear about one of our special helpers, Pink.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
The Quarry

The Quarry

2019-09-0527:521

Podcast listener tips led us to an infamous Elmore County location.  Our searches here were filled with surprises.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
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On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigation firm Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLC will be digging into this case to help find justice for Eric Cates.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Hunters found their bodies burned in the cab of Eric’s truck. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigator, Michael Fleming with Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLCwill be digging into this case to help find who murdered Eric and Gypsy.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
Empire School

Empire School

2019-11-0740:141

After Eric & Gypsy's bodies were found at the school, Eric's family is given access to the crime scene and are shocked at what they found.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
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Comments (21)

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Thank You for sharing this. These 2 dealths broke my heart. No reason and so much coverup. I do hope that all who were involved in this tragedy get their asses nailed to the wall.

Jul 4th
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awesome!

Apr 25th
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Royal Ottmar

sounds good but I started listening to the first one and they said it was an ongoing case. Not for me. I want solved crimes

Apr 4th
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Kimberlea Lovelady

I am addicted to your pod cast

Feb 10th
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Erin Lovett

I'm from a surrounding county in AL and really in to true crime and dang I am so excited I found this podcast. I had no idea Walker County was such a crazy place. Thanks for shedding light on this little corner of the world

Jan 5th
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Sue Renee Woods

I'm enjoying this so far but since I found it in 2020, it'd be really helpful if Seasons and episodes were part of each title, like "S3 E4 - abcxyz" because it's so hard for me to follow one story all the way through.

Aug 17th
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Rob Claypool

great podcast

Aug 1st
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Rhonda Burnett Boatman

If there are worse things than what Tobbie has been through and has been discussed in this podcast, that pisses me off and scares me all the same. Those people who use their badges and authority to terrorize folks are the scum of the Earth. I pray for you often, Tobbie. Hopefully this crime will be solved soon

Apr 19th
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Rhonda Burnett Boatman

I'd be willing to bet that whoever is involved in Eric's murder would pay substantially more than $5000.00 for people to keep their mouth shut. Walker County thugs don't play around. They kill you.

Mar 6th
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The hunters said the truck was smoldering when they got BACK......How was the truck BEFORE , when they saw it ? .....They are so.......vague.

Dec 30th
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I can HEAR the fear in his voice.IF Roe did not kill him and that sweet dog, then that man KNOWS who did it.To me, that is just as bad.

Dec 30th
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b if rn

Dec 29th
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Lynn Royal

Great job! Thanks for your hard work. I must correct you on one point however. Prattville is not in Elmore county. Prattville is the county seat of Autauga county.

Oct 24th
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Pamela Hilderbrand

Amber, you're doing a great job in trying to solve this case. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Susan's and Evan's case and family that this be solved.

Oct 20th
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Brandi McGary

amber, i am so glad kimberly told me about this podcast. i 🖤🖤🖤 it and you for the attention you brought to this case, and hopefully other cases later on!

Oct 16th
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Ashley Collins Cousins

I live in Holtville. Chilling. Thank you for helping keep this story alive.

Mar 29th
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