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Case 166: The Family

Case 166: The Family

2021-02-2001:37:2662

In 1979, young men began to go missing in and around Adelaide. It began with the disappearance of 17-year-old Alan Barnes, then 25-year-old Neil Muir, 14-year-old Peter Stogneff, 18-year-old Mark Langley and 15-year-old Richard Kelvin. All went missing under suspicious circumstances and later found, dumped in the Adelaide Hills and surrounds... --- Narration – Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Research and writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) This episode's sponsors: Babbel (https://www.babbel.co.uk/play) – Get 6 months free with a 6-month subscription. Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Literati Kids (https://literati.com/casefile) – Get 25% off your first two orders of book subscriptions Hello Fresh (https://www.hellofresh.com/casefile10) – Use code 'CASEFILE10' for 10 free meals including FREE shipping *USA only* Capsule (http://capsule.com/) – Get your prescription hand-delivered for free For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-166-the-family (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-166-the-family/)
Case 165: Nicholas Barclay

Case 165: Nicholas Barclay

2021-02-1301:13:3963

In October 1997, the family of Nicolas Barclay received good news.  13-year-old Nicolas had disappeared from his home state of Texas three years earlier. All hope was lost until his family got a call from a police officer in the Spanish city of Linares. Nicolas had been found wandering the local streets, alive and well. --- Narration – Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Research and writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) This episode's sponsors: ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) – Download Best Fiends for free Grove Collaborative (https://www.grove.co/casefile) – Get a FREE gift worth $30 and FREE shipping with your first order Article (https://www.article.com/casefile) – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more Amazon Pharmacy (http://amazon.com/casefile) – Your medication, made easy For all credits and sources please visit https://casefilepodcast.com/case-165-nicolas-barclay
Case 164: Cindy James

Case 164: Cindy James

2021-02-0601:42:2485

Threatening phone calls, break-ins, slashed pillows, arson attacks, and physical assaults. Cindy James of Vancouver: British Columbia was tormented by an unknown assailant for years. Moving house didn’t stop them. Nor did her policeman roommate. Or her personal alarm... --- Narration – Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Research and writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas (http://mikemigas.com/) Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn (http://www.andrewjoslynmusic.com/) This episode's sponsors: Noom (http://noom.com/casefile) – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/casefile) – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Babbel (https://www.babbel.co.uk/play) – Get 6 months free with a 6-month subscription. Use promo code 'CASEFILE' SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free security camera, free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/casefile) – Post your jobs for FREE For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-164-cindy-james (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-164-cindy-james/)
[Part 6] In early 1975, Beth Snelling was overcome with a growing sense of unease. The 16-year-old’s instincts were telling her that she was being watched. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched and written by Elsha McGill, Erin Munro and Milly Raso Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ FightCamp (https://joinfightcamp.com/casefile) – Get FREE shipping and a gift worth up to $109 with every FightCamp package Noom (http://noom.com/casefile) – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) – Download Best Fiends for free SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Get 40% off plus a free security camera (limited time offer) For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-53-the-golden-state-killer-part-6 (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-53-the-golden-state-killer-part-6/)
During the games third and penultimate quarter, Anthony Kilmartin was in the Sir Edwin Smith grandstand when two young girls emerged from the crowd and bounded down the steps towards ground level. --- Casefile would like to give a special thanks to Suzie Ratcliffe for her assistance with this episode Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched and written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/casefile) – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Quip (https://www.getquip.com/casefile) – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush Feals (https://feals.com/casefile) – Become a member and get 50% off and free shipping for your first order MasterClass (http://masterclass.com/casefile) – Give one annual membership. Get one free Liquid IV (https://www.liquid-iv.com/) – Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ for 25% off your order For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-163-joanne-ratcliffe-kirste-gordon (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-163-joanne-ratcliffe-kirste-gordon/)
Case 162: Lawrence Haggart

Case 162: Lawrence Haggart

2020-11-2101:16:2570

In the early hours of Saturday, March 16 1996, John Haggart awoke to the acrid odour of something burning. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Milly Raso, Elsha McGill & Erin Munro Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/casefile) – Post your jobs for FREE Rothy’s (https://rothys.com/casefile) – Washable, Woven Flats & Shoes Made from Recycled Plastic DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com/) – Get 25% off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘FILES’ MVMT (https://www.mvmt.com/casefile) – Biggest Black Friday sale with FREE shipping and FREE returns Article (https://www.article.com/casefile) – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-162-lawrence-haggart (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-162-lawrence-haggart/)
[Part 2 of 2] In the summer of 1997, Cedar Lodge owner Gerald Fisher hired a young man to carry out general maintenance duties and upkeep... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill  Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Noom (http://noom.com/casefile) – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/casefile) – Post your jobs for FREE Liquid IV (https://www.liquid-iv.com/) – Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ for 25% off your order For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-161-the-yosemite-sightseer-murders-part-2 (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-161-the-yosemite-sightseer-murders-part-2/)
[Part 1 of 2] In early 1998, three tourists were sound asleep at the Cedar Lodge hotel near California’s Yosemite National Park. At around 2 am, they woke to the sound of something rattling. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill  Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: FightCamp (https://joinfightcamp.com/casefile) – Try FightCamp for 30 days DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com/) – Get 25% off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘FILES’ Feals (https://feals.com/casefile) – Become a member and get 50% off and free shipping for your first order BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/casefile) – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Quip (https://www.getquip.com/casefile) – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-161-the-yosemite-sightseer-murders-part-1 (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-161-the-yosemite-sightseer-murders-part-1/)
Case 160: Beverly McGowan

Case 160: Beverly McGowan

2020-10-2401:13:3881

On Thursday, July 19 1990, Florida resident Steve McGowan received a letter in the mail from his 34-year-old sister, Beverly. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched and written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Beer52 (https://www.beer52.com/casefile) – Get 8 German craft beers for free – just pay the £5.95 postage ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/casefile) – Post your jobs for FREE Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) – Download Best Fiends for free SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Liquid IV (https://www.liquid-iv.com/) – Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ for 25% off your order For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-160-beverly-mcgowan (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-160-beverly-mcgowan/)
Case 159: James Craig Anderson

Case 159: James Craig Anderson

2020-10-1001:19:2768

In the early hours of Sunday, June 26 2011, James Anderson, who went by his middle name of Craig, found himself in a predicament – he had locked his keys inside his car... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Article (https://www.article.com/casefile) – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Noom (http://noom.com/casefile) – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) – Download Best Fiends for free DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com/) – Get $5 off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-159-james-craig-anderson (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-159-james-craig-anderson/)
Case 158: Russell Martin

Case 158: Russell Martin

2020-10-0301:05:1267

Bev was hoping that her brother Russell would return for the biggest event on the town's calendar - The Stawell Gift... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched and written by Eileen Ormsby Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/casefile) – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Rothy’s (https://rothys.com/casefile) – Washable, Woven Flats & Shoes Made from Recycled Plastic Simplifi (https://www.simplifimoney.com/) – Start your free 30 day trial today  For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-158-russell-martin (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-158-russell-martin/)
***Warning: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence*** Donna Summers led Laura Fletcher into the managers’ office, before locking the door behind them. She informed Laura that a police officer had accused her of robbing a customer... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched and written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Liquid IV (https://www.liquid-iv.com/) – Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ for 25% off your order DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com/) – Get $5 off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Quip (https://www.getquip.com/casefile) – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/casefile) – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-157-the-strip-search-scam (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-157-the-strip-search-scam/)
Case 156: Shergar

Case 156: Shergar

2020-09-1201:33:1657

When The Troubles began, fighting between the IRA and British soldiers from Northern Ireland was at an all-time high. Over the years, the IRA bombed political and economic targets... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Article (https://www.article.com/casefile) – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/casefile) – Post your jobs for FREE SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) – Download Best Fiends for free Noom (http://noom.com/casefile) – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-156-shergar (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-156-shergar/)
Case 155: Danniella Vian

Case 155: Danniella Vian

2020-09-0501:26:3490

By 4:00 pm, Julie still hadn’t heard from Danniella. She went over to her apartment, only to find the note the building manager had pinned to the front door was still there... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Written by Eileen Ormsby Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com/) – Get $5 off and FREE delivery for your first order with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Chasing Charlie (https://play.acast.com/s/chasingcharlie) – Listen to the new true-crime podcast now For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-155-danniella-vian (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-155-danniella-vian/)
Case 154: Steven Stayner

Case 154: Steven Stayner

2020-08-2902:08:49112

Monday, December 4 was a regular day in the Stayner household. After breakfast, Kay inspected her four eldest children to make sure they were presentable for school, while the youngest Cory wasn’t yet old enough to attend. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/casefile) – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Quip (https://www.getquip.com/casefile) – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-154-steven-stayner (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-154-steven-stayner/)
Case 153: Anni Hindocha

Case 153: Anni Hindocha

2020-08-1501:41:3087

Approximately one hour later, at 11:12 pm, a 33-year-old government employee named Simbonile Matokazi was returning to his home near the Cape Flats township of Khayelitsha... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial Raycon (http://buyraycon.com/casefile) – Get 15% off your order of Raycon wireless earbuds with promo code ‘CASEFILE15’ ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/casefile) – Post your jobs for FREE Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) – Download Best Fiends for free For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-153-anni-hindocha (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-153-anni-hindocha/)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this episode contains the names of people who have passed away. The families of Cindy and Mona Lisa Smith have given Casefile permission to air this content. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Article (https://www.article.com/casefile) – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-152-cindy-mona-lisa-smith (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-152-cindy-mona-lisa-smith/)
In the early afternoon of Tuesday, February 5 2002, Saint Croix County Medical Officer Marty Shanklin headed over to The O’Connell Family Funeral Home to conduct a routine visit. Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Jessica Forsayeth Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/casefile) – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist Quip (https://www.getquip.com/casefile) – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Function of Beauty (https://www.functionofbeauty.com/casefile) – Get 20% OFF your first order of fully customised shampoo Deep Cover: The Drug Wars (https://www.deepcoverpod.com/) – Listen to a new crime podcast brought to you by Pushkin Industries For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-151-dan-oconnell-james-ellison (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-151-dan-oconnell-james-ellison/)
Although the Australian outback was isolated and sparsely populated, work was available in the small towns and stations along the fence for men who were willing to tough it out in the harsh conditions... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Elsha McGill Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Article (https://www.article.com/casefile) – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more SimpliSafe (https://simplisafe.com/casefile) – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial The Alienist: Angel of Darkness (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8856008/) – Watch new season’s premiere on Sunday, July 19th on TNT  Raycon (http://buyraycon.com/casefile) – Get 15% off your order of Raycon wireless earbuds with promo code ‘CASEFILE15’ Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) – Download Best Fiends for free For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-150-the-murchison-murders (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-150-the-murchison-murders/)
Case 149: Anan Liu

Case 149: Anan Liu

2020-07-1101:21:2790

Thinking the toddler might have been lost, the couple approached and attempted to speak to her. When she didn’t respond, they beckoned a Victoria Rail employee over to see if he could help... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host (https://twitter.com/casefilehost) Researched by Holly Boyd Written by Erin Munro Creative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: ShipStation (http://shipstation.com/) – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Function of Beauty (https://www.functionofbeauty.com/casefile) – Get 20% OFF your first order of fully customised shampoo Babbel (https://www.babbel.com/) – Learn a new language and make it your own Nutrafol (https://nutrafol.com/) – Use promo code ‘CASEFILE’ for 20% off your order For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-149-anan-liu (https://casefilepodcast.com/case-149-anan-liu/)
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Br0wnie

What a fascinating story about Fredrick. He could make an excellent spy or actor. The most important question is where is Nicholas Barclay?!

Feb 27th
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Ebbz

This was so hard to listen to. I am extremely disgusted and angry about this. How is this crime not taken in the seriousness it is! This is just horrific for the victims.

Feb 27th
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Cheryl Fee

2:07 i couldn't take the detective saying ok one more time

Feb 26th
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Paulo Lavigne

Great episode! The New Yorker article (The Chameleon), on which this podcast is based, is fascinating too.

Feb 26th
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Wendy Bruder

How on EARTH did anyone believe that guy's story in the first place? I mean... how did the parents not know that wasn't their kid???

Feb 24th
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dachiggaman

where was biden?

Feb 22nd
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Katie

so it's never a mannequin and now it's never kangaroo bones. also, Casey McCasefile sounded totally normal when he said "I'm going"

Feb 22nd
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BrittanyVal

This is the sickest way of mutilation I have ever heard.

Feb 22nd
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christian

my mind has been blown once again!!

Feb 21st
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Melissa Seddon

faild by everyone, professionals family and friends. very sad ❤

Feb 21st
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Joseph Morrow

wow...what a story

Feb 21st
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Jeepster Peepster

This one is so grim 🙇‍♀️

Feb 21st
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Kenny X

apart from a short 911 call, i hate RECORDINGS/accounts cos they are usually bad quality and a pain to listen to

Feb 20th
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D C

They're coming thick and fast this year, and both episodes fabulous. This is well overdue, this one. A real shocker, once again from the city of churches.

Feb 20th
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Melissa

What the hell? omg!

Feb 18th
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Fubeca Doze

Did this episode just cut off for anytime else at 1:13:29? Mid word it just stopped.

Feb 18th
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Eunice Feichtinger

so well written and told . what a gripping story thank you

Feb 17th
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Lavinia Markel

thank you for announcing the deceased. it is nice when the ending is about the victims and not the killer. I love your podcast and am very glad I found it.

Feb 16th
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Aleksandar Kikic

crazy story

Feb 16th
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Edie Thomas

should be two questions.... second question, where is Nicholas Barclay

Feb 15th
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