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gone cold podcast - texas true crime explores unsolved homicides and missing persons cases throughout the state of Texas, providing the victims and their families with a voice.

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Carla Walker, Part One: Carla's Story

June 10th, 2018


On the early morning of February 17th, 1974, just after midnight, Carla Walker was abducted from the passenger side of her boyfriend’s car after a struggle with the perpetrator left him wounded and unconscious. She was …

Carla Walker, Part Two: Cindy & Jim

June 17th, 2018


In this episode Carla’s sister, Cindy, and brother, Jim, tell us about Carla’s personality. Cindy and Jim also provide their recollections about the …

Carla Walker, Part Three: Rodney

June 24th, 2018


Rodney McCoy was also a victim of the madman responsible for Carla Walker’s abduction and murder; he was beaten and sustained several injuries to his face and head. Not being able to stop the perpetrator is something he …

Carla Walker, Part Four: The Evidence & Investigation

July 2nd, 2018


In this episode we discuss the timeline of events that occurred on the night of Carla’s abduction, the evidence found there, what was and wasn’t found on the scene where her body was discovered, and the investigation …

Carla Walker, Part Five: The Autopsy Report

July 9th, 2018


Medical Examiner and Forensic Pathologist, Grace Dukes, Criminal Investigator and Host of Coroner Talk Podcast, Darren Dake, and Dr. Doyce Cartrett …

Carla Walker, Part Six: Persons of Interest

July 16th, 2018


A few persons of interest emerged during the investigation into Carla Walker’s homicide. Unfortunately, none panned out, even a few that seemed …

Carla Walker, Part Seven: Detective John Terrell

July 23rd, 2018


Few individuals outside of the Walker family dedicated their lives to finding Carla Walker’s murderer; to be certain, no police officer worked as …

Carla Walker, Part Eight: Other Persons of Interest

July 30th, 2018


Are there other individuals besides the persons of interest that triggered the Fort Worth Police Department’s attention during the investigation into …

Carla Walker, Part Nine: Justice for Carla

August 6th, 2018


After discussing nearly every detail of the evidence of, and investigation into, the abduction and murder of Carla Walker, we offer our closing thoughts into why we believe the perpetrator has, thus far, eluded the …

The February Slayings, Part One: Mildred May

August 13th, 2018


After the abduction and murder of Carla Walker in February of 1974, the police loosely theorized a possible connection to two prior unsolved …

The February Slayings, Part Two: Becky Martin

August 20th, 2018


The second victim of “The February Slayings” came several years after Mildred May’s 1967 murder. Becky Martin disappeared one February night in 1973; her remains were found over a month later on the outskirts of Fort …

The February Slayings, Part Three: June Ward

August 27th, 2018


June Ward was the final victim of “The February Slayings.” Her homicide was, perhaps, the most brutal of the four young women and was certainly the …

Alexandria “Ali” Joy Lowitzer, Part One

September 10th, 2018


No matter how watchful an eye we keep on our children, it is difficult to completely shield them from the bad in the world; this is especially true …

Alexandria “Ali” Joy Lowitzer, Part Two

September 12th, 2018


Ali Lowitzer stepped off her school bus yards from her home in 2010 never to be seen again. Theories as to what happened to her range from homicide …

Nicole Irene Garcia

September 17th, 2018


Because it isn’t breaking any laws to disappear when you’re eighteen or older, most law enforcement agencies in the US deem adult missing persons …

Suzie Mages, Part One: Denton’s Lost Innocence

September 24th, 2018


In 1977, a crime took place in Denton, Texas that shook the community to its core; though you’d hardly call Denton “uneventful,” it was a place where …

Suzie Mages, Part Two: The Investigation

October 1st, 2018


There are many strange circumstances surrounding Suzie Mages’ disappearance and murder. From a similar unsolved homicide to a homicide that seemed to …

Suzie Mages, Part Three: Further Investigation

October 8th, 2018


Two individuals particularly stuck out to police and Del and Mary in Suzie’s disappearance and murder. One became a person of interest early on and …

Suzie Mages, Part Four: Lisa

October 15th, 2018


Though we had originally intended to close Suzie's case with the story of her legacy this episode, fate had other plans in mind. We were contacted by an individual, a close friend of Suzie's, and what she had to say was …

Suzie Mages, Part Five: Suzie’s Legacy

October 22nd, 2018


When someone’s life is taken, what is left behind is trauma, anguish, confusion, and just about any other type of emotion one can imagine that feeds the cyclical state of grief which, no matter how universally accepted …

Ka'Diece, Ka'Sheim, Jasmine, & Tammy Cooper

October 29th, 2018


On October 25th, 2004, four of the most brutal murders in the history of Lubbock, Texas took place; the murders of Ka'Diece, Ka'Sheim, and Mahogany Jasmine Allen and their mother, Tammy Cooper, shook even the most …

Margaret & William Patterson, Part One: Tommy

November 27th, 2018


Many legends and mysteries exist around the West Texas City of El Paso but, perhaps, no one story from the city is more mysterious than the 1957 disappearances of William and Margaret Patterson. The case is complicated …

Margaret & William Patterson, Part Two: Extended Vacation

December 3rd, 2018


When the investigation of the 1957 disappearances of Margaret and William Patterson finally began months after the couple was last seen, it was obvious from the get-go that the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office had lost …

Margaret & William Patterson, Part Three: Indiscretions

December 10th, 2018


El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Investigators didn’t necessarily uncover any tangible evidence in the 1957 disappearances of Margaret and William Patterson but circumstantial evidence, and scenarios that this evidence …

Holiday Special, Part One

December 17th, 2018


Everyone interested in the genre of True Crime has that one case that hooked them, or that haunts them, and we’ve asked several podcasters who we admire to share with us what that case was for them and we’d like to …

Holiday Special, Part Two

December 24th, 2018


Everyone interested in the genre of True Crime has that one case that hooked them, or that haunts them, and we’ve asked several podcasters who we admire to share with us what that case was for them and we’d like to …

Holiday Special, Part Three

December 31st, 2018


Everyone interested in the genre of True Crime has that one case that hooked them, or that haunts them, and we’ve asked several podcasters who we admire to share with us what that case was for them and we’d like to …

David Emerson, Jr.

January 8th, 2019


David Emerson, Jr. was last seen on New Year’s Eve of 2014 but family, as well as police, are no closer to knowing what happened to the then …

Debra Jackson (Orange Socks), Sandra Mae Dubbs, & The Bloody Route

January 14th, 2019


“It was just a convenient place to dump the bodies. There is just a hell of a lot of sin that goes up and down that highway” - Williamson County Sheriff Jim Boutwell, referring to Interstate 35 in 1981.

From Oklahoma …

Walker County Jane Doe

January 22nd, 2019


On November 1st, 1980, the unclothed body of a young woman was found on the side of Interstate 45 near Huntsville in Walker County, Texas.

She remains unidentified to this day, almost 39 years later, and her identity, …

Gary & Stephanie Gillette, Part One: Change Of Plans

January 28th, 2019


Gary’s children were supposed to arrive at the home of their Father and Step-Mother, Stephanie, the evening before the couple were brutally slain in the early morning hours of Saturday, December 14th, 1985.

The three …

Gary & Stephanie Gillette, Part Two: Scene of the Crime

February 4th, 2019


The Corpus Christi Police spent ample time and manpower investigating the scene of Stephanie and Gary Gillette’s murders. The finding of two items in …

Gary & Stephanie Gillette, Part Three: The Constable

February 11th, 2019


No one except Stephanie and Gary Gillette’s murderer, or murderers, knows what transpired at the Gillette home in the early morning hours of Saturday, December 14th, 1985. What is clear, however, is that the last known …

Gary & Stephanie Gillette, Part Four: Fallout

February 18th, 2019


For family members of the victims of unsolved homicide cases, day to day reality is different. They spend considerable amount of time trying to make …

Mysterious Slaying of an Heiress: The Story Of Caroline Harte

March 11th, 2019


In the summer of 1969, Caroline Louise Harte joined her friend May’s family at their summer home near the beaches of Port Aransas. Caroline and May …

The Killing Fields of Montgomery County

March 18th, 2019


Between 1980 and 1983, the slayings of five young women baffled Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Investigators. Similarities between a few would …

Murder of the Paris Hermit, Auvord Bevans Braithwaite Jones

April 1st, 2019


January 24th, 1963 was the last time the residents of Paris, Texas would see the eccentric and mysterious hermit, Auvord Bevans Braithwaite Jones. …

The Sun Family Assassinations

April 8th, 2019


After not hearing from their prized employee for almost an entire work week, Cameron International contacted law enforcement and asked that they perform a welfare check at Maoye Sun’s home. They did at 7 PM on Thursday …

“Put a Bullet in Him”: The Killing of Christopher Tiensch

April 15th, 2019


On September 19th, 2008, an email was sent from one executive of Plus SMS to another, relaying the message, “put a bullet in…Chris,” referring to the …

Carla Walker Update: Fort Worth Police Press Release

April 19th, 2019


Today, April 19th, 2019, Fort Worth Police dropped a press release concerning the February 1974 abduction, sexual assault, and murder of Carla Walker.

The Death of Surfer Girls Debbie Ackerman & Maria Johnson

April 22nd, 2019


On November 15th, 1971, best friends Debbie Ackerman and Maria Johnson went missing after reportedly hitchhiking to Houston. Two days later, their bodies were found in Turner’s Bayou outside of Texas City. Their murders …

The Abduction & Murder of Ashley Nicole Estell

April 29th, 2019


The abduction and murder of 7-year-old Ashley Nicole Estell sent shockwaves through Plano, a Dallas suburban outlier. The community was as void of …

The Poisoning of Patsy Wright, Part One: Something’s Not Right

May 6th, 2019


Patricia Bolton Wright had everything going for her; the Wax Museum of the Southwest, her business in Grand Prairie, was a tourist draw and a local …

The Poisoning of Patsy Wright, Part Two: Up in Flames

May 13th, 2019


Patricia Bolton Wright’s death on October 23nd, 1987, launched an investigation that uncovered a complicated and convoluted list of potential …

City of Hate: The Brutal Slaying of Beverly Jean Hope

May 20th, 2019


On Wednesday, October 28th, 1970, Beverly Jean Hope, known as Jean to most, was supposed to pick up a friend for a lunch date, but never arrived. Jean’s husband was sent to check on her and upon his arrival at their …

City of Hate: The Bizarre Lust Murders

May 28th, 2019


Over a short time span in 1970 and 1971, a slew of murders occurred in Dallas, Texas in which the press dubbed the “Bizarre Lust Murders.” Most of the crimes were considered to be sexually motivated, though sexual …

City of Hate: Carolyn Montgomery…the Wrong One?

June 3rd, 2019


While the 1970s were a time of independence and fulfillment, they were also a time when many, especially women, lived in fear. Dallas, over a short …

Candy Mora: The Killing That Haunts Harlingen

June 10th, 2019


On January 8th, 1973, a worried friend of Candy Anne Fletcher-Mora entered her apartment in Harlingen, TX to find her baby daughter sound asleep in her crib but found Candy viciously murdered; she’d been slashed, …

The Dallas Lipstick Murder: The Strangulation of Debbie Martinson

June 17th, 2019


Don Martinson returned home from jury duty on March 31st, 1980 to find his wife slain on the floor of the couple’s bedroom at their home in North Dallas. Don was devastated by most accounts but insight into the couple’s …

The Abduction of Shelley Sikes

July 8th, 2019


Shelley Sikes was last seen in the late-night hours of Saturday, May 24th as she left work to head home. She never made it and a couple hours later, her boyfriend and his father found her 1983 Ford Pinto on the access …

The Murder of Susan Eads

July 15th, 2019


(SOLVED 5/20) On Wednesday, August 31st, 1983 the nude body of Susan Lee Eads was discovered among the brush in a ditch on an empty lot at NASA Road One and Elam Street in Seabrook. Susan had been raped and strangled. …

Summer of a Lost Girl: The Abduction & Murder of Dannarriah Finley

July 22nd, 2019


In the Summer of 2002, the national press was ablaze with stories of missing and murdered children; one case in particular held the attention span of …

The Suspicious Death of Tamara Jean “Mousey” Holcknecht

July 29th, 2019


Tamara Jean Holcknecht was known as “Mousey” by her friends and family, all who adored the funny, sweet, and talented young woman. Mousey went …

The Death of Jolaine Hemmy (Pecos Jane Doe) at the Ropers Motel

August 5th, 2019


On Tuesday, July 5th, 1966, a young woman and young man checked into the Ropers Motel in Pecos, Texas. Hours later, the guests and staff were …

Slaying in Sugarland: Marilu Geri

August 12th, 2019


Marilu Geri and her husband, Stephen, were doing well for themselves; they had a big house in a nice neighborhood, a successful business, and …

The Mysterious Kidnapping of Melissa Highsmith

August 19th, 2019


On August 23rd, 1971, a babysitter picked up 21-month-old Melissa Highsmith from her mother’s apartment in Fort Worth, Texas. The woman, who …

The Abductions & Murders of Heidi Seeman & Erica Botello

August 26th, 2019


The carefree Summer of 1990 in San Antonio, Texas ended in unimaginable tragedy for two families, the entire city, and, most of all, two innocent children. In the month of August, only 19 days apart, Heidi Seeman and …

The Disappearance of Kristen Charbonneau Part 1: Deception, Secrets, & Moore

September 3rd, 2019


On Thursday, August 11th, 2005, Kristen Charbonneau was asked to go home early from the club she danced for in far east Fort Worth. Her employer called a cab but when the driver arrived, Kristen wasn’t there…and she …

The Disappearance of Kristen Charbonneau Part 2: Hunters for Justice

September 9th, 2019


After Kristen Charbonneau disappeared on Thursday, August 11th, 2005, a person of interest quickly emerged – a good one – but Euless Police were …

The Killing of Kathy Page Part 1: Staging a Murder

September 16th, 2019


In the early morning of May 14th, 1991 off the Interstate 10 access road in Vidor, Texas, a newspaper carrier discovered what appeared to be the …

The Killing of Kathy Page Part 2: Three Billboards and Civil Liability

September 23rd, 2019


When Kathy Page’s father erected three signs along Interstate 10 implicating his daughter’s husband in her 1991 killing, it was out of frustration …

The Orchard Apartment Murders and the Butcher of Houston

September 30th, 2019


The first half of 1979 kept Houston Police’s homicide department busier than they’d ever been; the year had already broken records for the most …

The Odessa Full Moon Murders

October 7th, 2019


From October 1968 to June 1971, five murders shook the residents of Odessa, Texas. Linda Cougot, Eula Miller, Ruth Maynard and Gloria Sue Greene in …

West Texas Boogie Men and the Forgotten

October 14th, 2019


West Texas in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s was seeing more violent crime than ever; the ultimate violence, murder, was certainly no …

Small Town Nightmare: The Abduction & Murder of Cortney Clayton

October 21st, 2019


In the small town of Stamford, Texas, in September of 1988, seven-year-old Cortney Clayton disappeared after walking to a convenience store down the …

Unintended Target: The Shooting Death of Marianne Wilkinson

October 28th, 2019


On December 9th, 2007, sixty-seven-year-old Marianne Wilkinson was murdered by an assailant who shot her multiple times as she opened her front door. …

Taken for Ransom: The Kidnapping of Kim Leggett

November 4th, 2019


On October 9th, 1984, a mystery began in Mercedes, Texas, adding to the many others in the Rio Grande Valley. Twenty-one-year-old Kim Sue Leggett was …

The Savage Slaying of Brittany McGlone

November 11th, 2019


In Wood County, Texas in May of 2007, Brittany McGlone was murdered, seemingly as she slept, in her boyfriend’s home while everyone who live in the …

Satanic Panic and the Murders of Sally McNelly & Shane Stewart

November 18th, 2019


On July 4th, 1988, Sally McNelly and Shane Stewart disappeared sometime around midnight. Their bodies were found miles away from where they were last …

Bon Jovi & The Mysterious Death of Katherine Erin Korzilius

November 25th, 2019


On August 7th, 1996, six-year-old Katherine Korzilius got out of her mother’s car to walk the rest of the way home. The walk was only about an eighth …

Secret Hope: The Disappearance of Sharon “Sarah” McCully

December 2nd, 2019


When she dropped her husband back off at work after picking him up for lunch on Monday, December 10th, 1984, Sharon “Sarah” McCully had an errand to …

Bloody Presents: The Disappearance of Chance & Dub and the Killing of Trish

December 9th, 2019


Just after Christmas in 1993, the body of 38-year-old Latricia “Trish” White was found by her worried father who’d come to check on her. She’d been …

The Tragic Disappearance & Murder of Hailey Dunn

December 16th, 2019


On December 27th, 2010, thirteen-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn vanished. The media frenzy that ensued after her disappearance often seemed as if the …

Death in the Panhandle: The Murder of Elsa Romo-Nickell

January 6th, 2020


In July of 1969 in the small town of Panhandle, Texas, Elsa Romo-Nickell was found murdered on her bed as the morning alarm that was meant to wake …

Act of Rage: The Murder of Holly Palmer Part 1

January 20th, 2020


Holly Palmer was a well-liked and much-admired resident of Granbury, Texas. At 23 years old, she had her entire life ahead of her and she was well on …

Who Killed Holly? The Murder of Holly Palmer Part 2

January 27th, 2020


After Holly Palmer’s brutal beating death on November 27th, 1988, Granbury Police and Hood County Sheriff’s Department Officers began looking …

The Two Lives and Slaying of Elizabeth Bettis

February 3rd, 2020


On Thanksgiving Day in 1982, the body of Elizabeth Bettis was found in a field in rural Travis County. She was last seen leaving her place of …

The Baffling Disappearance of a Coed: Virginia Carpenter

February 10th, 2020


On June 1st, 1948, Mary Virginia Carpenter stepped off Texas-Pacific train 31 in Denton and stepped into oblivion. “The world swallowed her up,” …

The Slaying of Doris Rivers and the DNA Debacle

February 17th, 2020


On November 11th, 1970, Veteran’s Day, the bloody body of Doris Lorene Rivers was found in her El Paso apartment by her sister and 5-year-old son. …

Officer Down: The Ambush Killing of Lowell C. Tribble

February 24th, 2020


In the twilight hours of Saturday, August 23rd, 1983, Officer LC Tribble was gunned down in his patrol vehicle outside his Farmers Branch, Texas …

The Horrific Overkilling of Jacqueline Graham

March 2nd, 2020


In April of 1988, the murder of a young, 19-year-old woman left the Harris County Sheriff’s Office horrified. Detectives then and in the years …

An Act Most Evil: The Murder of Edna Rodriguez

March 9th, 2020


Far worse can be imagined that the death of an innocent child at the hands of a predator. In 2019, luckily, Salem Sabatka’s fate was not death, …

Murder in the Piney Woods: Jessica Louise Sadler

March 16th, 2020


After leaving her house for a walk in the woods on the afternoon of October 19th, 2001, fifteen-year-old Jessica Sadler vanished. Though police …

The Malicious Murder of Megan Curl

March 23rd, 2020


In the early morning hours of March 26th, 2001, a neighbor of 26-year-old Megan Curl smelled something burning. When they investigated, they …

Lady in the Lake: The Mysterious Death of Charlene Sigler

March 30th, 2020


When Lake LBJ was partially drained to make way for the construction of a thermal power plant in 1970, a new development was also made in a …

The Forgotten Girls: Sondra Ramber and Michelle Doherty Thomas

April 12th, 2020


Fourteen-year-old Sondra Kay Ramber vanished from her home without so much as a trace in 1983, not long after moving to the town of Santa Fe, Texas. …

All-American Girl: The Abduction of Suzanne Rene Richerson

April 20th, 2020


On October 7th, 1988, when Texas A&M University senior Rene Richerson disappeared from her job as the night clerk at the Casa Del Mar Condo-Hotel …

The Memorial Day Murder of Stefanie Joy Hill

April 26th, 2020


After Texas Tech University closed the 2000 school year, most of Stefanie Hill’s friends had gone on vacation or home to spend the summer with …

Little Girl’s Nightmare: The Execution of Peggy Lynn Howard

May 11th, 2020


The morning of Monday, October 26th, 1998 was like any other for Peggy Lynn Howard and her young daughter. The two got up, performed their normal …

The Murder of Cheryl Ann Callaway at the Forum 303 Mall

May 18th, 2020


One detective called the slaying of Cheryl Ann Callaway “the most vicious murder in Arlington’s history.” On January 30th, 1974, just months before …

Plainview Jane Doe & the Fraudulent Pathologist

June 8th, 2020


When the frozen, headless body of a woman was found off a deserted road in rural Hale County just outside of Plainview in 1982, the case was cold …

The Crossroads Tavern Massacre & Other Port Lavaca Mysteries

June 15th, 2020


Port Lavaca, Texas isn’t on the short list of the most well-known town in the Lone Star State. Many have never even heard of the bay city, in fact, …

No Trace: The Disappearances of Pamela and Michael Mayfield

June 22nd, 2020


In January of 1985, siblings Michael and Pamela Mayfield were last seen getting into a vehicle willfully on their way home from school. The …

Preacher’s Daughter: The Savage Slaying of Camille Norman

June 29th, 2020


In January of 1996, Camille Norman, daughter of a popular 1960s revival evangelist, was brutally killed at her home in the Dallas suburb of Pleasant …

The Murder of Lecia Ann McGee Part 1: Cold & Deadly Night

July 13th, 2020


January 1978 was an unusually cold month in Fort Worth, Texas. Though the city would brag about falling murder rates that year, when it was all said …

The Murder of Lecia Ann McGee Part 2: The Suspect

July 20th, 2020


A suspect finally emerged in the January 1978 slaying of seventeen-year-old Lecia Ann McGee in 2009 – more than 30 years later. DNA linked the man to …

Shallow Grave: The Slaying of Helen Dawn Williams

July 27th, 2020


In October 1993, Thurgood Marshall School of Law student Dawn Williams vanished without so much as a trace. Fellow students, friends, and family …

The Mysterious & Suspicious Death of Dr. George Chronis

August 3rd, 2020


In May of 2018, after having problems with the caretaker of his Rains County, Texas ranch, 57-year-old George Chronis headed down from his home in …

Joshua Davis Jr: Nowhere to be Found

August 10th, 2020


It was unusually cold in New Braunfels, Texas on February 4th, 2011 and the icy roads were brushed lightly with snow. That evening, 18-month-old …

Death on the Highway: The Murder of Amanda Clairmont

August 17th, 2020


In November of 2017, patrol officers from the small city of Corinth came across a vehicle parked in a vacant lot with the lights on. They approached …

The Executions of Tina Combs & Jimmy Wright

August 24th, 2020


When Jimmy and Tina met online through a friend’s Facebook post, it was almost as if it were meant to be. The two had a lot in common, including connections through family to their home state of Indiana. One morning in …

Carmen Croan Part 1: Not Your Everyday Murder

August 31st, 2020


Ector County Sheriff’s Office investigator David Saunders called the August 1981 slaying of Carmen Croan “not your everyday murder.” Though the quote hardly described the brutality and sheer evil of the crime, the case …

Carmen Croan Part 2: The Drifters

September 8th, 2020


After months of investigating the August 1981 slaying of Carmen Croan, the Ector County Sheriff’s Office was frustrated, particularly investigator …

Death of a Family: The Slayings of Frank, Connie, & Dante

September 14th, 2020


Though El Paso’s homicide rate lags significantly behind the national average, murders in the West Texas desert city can be dark and gruesome. Not …

Hub City Homicides Part 1: Vickie June Stokes & Deborah Sue Williamson

September 21st, 2020


Throughout the 1970s, Lubbock Texas lived up the nickname “Hub City,” though not for the reasons they wanted. It was a hub for criminal activity. The …

Carla Walker: The Arrest of Glen Samuel McCurley

September 23rd, 2020


A summary of the arrest warrant affidavit of Glen Samuel McCurley, charged with the capital murder of Carla Jan Walker in 1974


The Abduction & Murder of Carla Walker: The Impact of the Arrest & Honoring Carla’s Memory

September 28th, 2020


This episode we detail how the arrest of Glen Samuel McCurley came to be with the help of David Mittelman of Othram lncorporated, the company who identified the man’s surname through a DNA profile and genetic genealogy. …

Hub City Homicides Part 2: Marcella Valenzuela, Elizabeth Price, & Naomi Martin

October 5th, 2020


The year 1976 was shaping up to be as violent and bloody as the previous year in Lubbock, Texas, beginning with the mysterious death of Marcella …

The Mysterious Disappearance & Unexplained Death of Sharon West

October 11th, 2020


At the end of July 2011, the small towns of Fannett and Hamshire, just southwest of Beaumont, Texas, became the center of an ongoing mystery. Sharon …

Ara Johnson, Angelica Gandara, Amber Crum, & The Boogeyman

October 19th, 2020


They were many miles apart. The investigations and the immediate suspects, or lack thereof, of each case starkly different. But the disappearances of Amber Crum in 1983, Angelica Gandara in 1985, and Ara “Neecee” …

Mysteries of Boerne, Texas Part 1: The Bizarre Death of Colonel Philip Shue

October 26th, 2020


On the morning of April 16th, 2003, United States Air Force Col Philip Michael Shue left his home in Boerne, Texas to head to work at Lackland Air …

Mysteries of Boerne, Texas Part 2: The Deaths of Nichol, Alexa, and London & The Killing of Beth Hicks

November 2nd, 2020


In January of 2019, in far south Boerne, Texas, a Bexar County 911 dispatcher received a call. There’d been a suicide, the caller said. Three people …

The Cold-Blooded Slaying of Paula Jean Davenport

November 9th, 2020


On April 25th, 1978, 25-year-old Paula Jean Davenport left home to go bowling with her company’s league. She never made it into the Brunswick …

The Attempted Murder & Disappearance of Martha Martinez Maxwell

November 23rd, 2020


In April of 1987, authorities in Carter County, Oklahoma found a Watauga, Texas woman on the side of the highway barely clinging to life. She was bound with duct tape, severely beaten, and covered in the blood that had …

The Fort Worth Missing Trio Part 1: Julie Moseley, Renee Wilson, & Rachel Trlica

December 7th, 2020


On December 23rd, 1974, just a couple days before Christmas, three girls – 17-year-old Rachel Trlica, 14-year-old Renee Wilson, and 9-year-old Julie …

The Fort Worth Missing Trio Part 2: The Letter

December 14th, 2020


On December 24th, 1974, the day following the disappearances of 17-year-old Rachel Trlica, 14-year-old Renee Wilson, and 9-year-old Julie Moseley – …

The Fort Worth Missing Trio Part 3: From Nowhere to Nowhere

December 19th, 2020


In the days and weeks following the disappearances of 17-year-old Rachel Trlica, 14-year-old Renee Wilson, and 9-year-old Julie Moseley on December …

The Fort Worth Missing Trio Part 4: Jon Swaim and the Brazoria Bones

December 21st, 2020


After doing everything they knew to do and after coming to the conclusion that the Fort Worth Police were not, the families of 17-year-old Rachel …

The Fort Worth Missing Trio Part 5: The Race Car Driver and Other Bad Actors

December 28th, 2020


Whether officially or as the result of citizen sleuthing, there have been many persons of interest in the disappearances of Julie Moseley, Renee …

The Fort Worth Missing Trio Part 6: The Other Private Investigator

January 4th, 2021


When Private Investigator Dan James came on the case in the mid-1990s, he was continuing work he’d already been doing in his spare time since Rachel …

The Fort Worth Missing Trio Part 7: The Mall Passer, The Eleven, & No Ending

January 11th, 2021


Two more semi-well-known criminals have been woven into the fabric of this story, the story of the disappearances of Rachel Trlica, Renee Wilson, and …

The Story of Jolaine Hemmy and Pecos Jane Doe

January 25th, 2021


The Story of Jolaine Hemmy and Pecos Jane Doe
Back in August 2019, we released an episode telling the story of the death of a Jane Doe at the Roper’s …

Double Murder: The Slayings of Hattie & Vernon Stanley

February 1st, 2021


By 1959, Vernon and Hattie Stanley were long settled into their empty nest in a quiet, middle class neighborhood in Fort Worth’s northside. Vernon, a veteran of World War I, had retired from working at the used car lot …

Christy Tower & Hillside Jane Doe: The Other February Slayings

February 8th, 2021


Beginning in 1967, a series of murders in Fort Worth that had at least a few similarities began. Their obvious similarity: they all took place in the …

The Disappearance & Brutal Murder of D’Lisa Kelley Part 1

February 21st, 2021


On March 7th, 2014, 24-year-old mother D’Lisa Kelley, who was expecting another child, left her Grandmother’s home on foot to attend her best …

The Disappearance & Brutal Murder of D’Lisa Kelley Part 2

March 1st, 2021


After leaving her Grandmother’s house to attend her best friend’s wake on a Friday in March of 2014, 24-year-old mother D’Lisa Kelley, who was …

The Mysterious Death or Disappearance of Texas Oilman Ed Baker Part 1

March 8th, 2021


In November of 1985, rice farmers harvesting crops just north of the Texas small town Katy found the smoldering remains of a car in one of the …

The Mysterious Death or Disappearance of Texas Oilman Ed Baker Part 2

March 15th, 2021


After the discovery of the burnt car that belonged to millionaire Houston oilman Ed Baker, speculation was abound. Though the medical examiner …

The Savage Murder of John Godfrey in Victoria Part 1

March 29th, 2021


John Godfrey had everything going for him. He was fresh out of high school, enrolled in college, and pursuing his passion as the newest and youngest …

The Savage Murder of John Godfrey in Victoria Part 2

April 5th, 2021


When John Godfrey’s body was found down a rural road just outside the Victoria city limits on Tuesday, December 7th, 1976 it changed the town for …

Small Town Double Murder: Antonio & Luz Rodriguez

April 11th, 2021


The small town of Cleveland, Texas averages only one murder per year. 2005, however, was no ordinary year. In April, while still grieving the loss of a close loved one who was brutally slain just months before, Luz …

When the Devil Came to Gilmer: The Disappearance of Kelly Dae Wilson Part 1

April 18th, 2021


On the night of Sunday, January 5th, 1992 in the small town of Gilmer, Texas 17-year-old Kelly Dae Wilson vanished without a trace. With virtually no …

When the Devil Came to Gilmer: The Disappearance of Kelly Dae Wilson Part 2

April 26th, 2021


Few leads came investigators’ way after 17-year-old Kelly Dae Wilson vanished on the night of Sunday, January 5th, 1992 in the small town of Gilmer, …

When the Devil Came to Gilmer: The Disappearance of Kelly Dae Wilson Part 3

April 29th, 2021


On the night of Sunday, January 5th, 1992 in the small town of Gilmer, Texas 17-year-old Kelly Dae Wilson vanished without a trace. Though a special …

The Slayings of Janine Johnson & Stephen Taylor in Ferris, Texas

May 3rd, 2021


29-year-old Janine Johnson and 39-year-old Stephen Taylor had a good thing going. Their romance had blossomed into a full-blown commitment and …

Briuna La’Fey Harps: An Innocent Victim of Gang Violence

May 10th, 2021


Gang violence has been a problem in Fort Worth for decades. On May 17th, 2019 gunfire erupted in the parking lot of the Autumn Chase Apartments in …

The Murder of Leon Laureles in Brown County, Texas Part 1

May 17th, 2021


30-year-old Juan Leon Laureles was well-loved and respected by his family and friends. So, when he was murdered execution style and his vehicle set …

The Murder of Leon Laureles in Brown County, Texas Part 2

May 19th, 2021


Juan Leon Laureles was only 30 years old when he was shot execution style on the side of a small gravel road just east of Brownwood, Texas in May of …

Solving the Murder of Mary Catherine Edwards

May 24th, 2021


Othram Incorporated CEO David Mittelman joins us to tell the story of the January 1995 rape and slaying of 31-year-old elementary school teacher Mary …

The Uncanny Disappearance of Michael Chambers Part 1

May 31st, 2021


In March of 2017, 70-year-old retired Dallas Fire Fighter Michael Glen Chambers was added to a dark list in Hunt County, Texas: a list of unusual and …

The Uncanny Disappearance of Michael Chambers Part 2

June 14th, 2021


Many extensive searches failed to locate 70-year-old retired Dallas Fire Fighter Michael Glen Chambers after he disappeared from his home, …

Cynthia Bah-Traore: Endangered Missing

June 18th, 2021


In February of 2021, 39-year-old mother of two and Crowley, Texas resident Cynthia Bah-Traore disappeared. She was caught on surveillance cameras at …

The Cold-Blooded & Forgotten Slaying of Leslye Diane Koon

June 21st, 2021


On January 24th, 1969, one of Gregg County, Texas’s most cold-blooded and savage murders occurred: that of 17-year-old Longview High School senior …

The State of Texas v the Accused Murderer of Carla Jan Walker: Pretrial Hearing 1

June 25th, 2021


On Wednesday, June 16th, 2021, a pretrial hearing was held in the State of Texas v Glen Samuel McCurley. I attended and this episode is a brief summary of the testimony and some of the motions to suppress filed by the …

The Mysterious Murder of Jennifer Harris Part 1

June 28th, 2021


On Mother’s Day 2002, 28-year-old Jennifer Harris disappeared from Bonham, Texas after spending the evening with a close friend. Though she didn’t …

The Mysterious Murder of Jennifer Harris Part 2

July 5th, 2021


The investigation into the murder of 28-year-old Jennifer Harris of Bonham, Texas was virtually cold from the get-go. Besides the jurisdictional …

The State of Texas v the Accused Murderer of Carla Jan Walker: Pretrial Hearing 2

July 11th, 2021


On Friday, July 9th, 2021, a second pretrial hearing was held in the State of Texas v Glen Samuel McCurley to decide what evidence would be allowed …

Death in Houston High Society Preface 1: Candy Mossler

July 16th, 2021


When Candy Weatherby Johnson met multimillionaire Jacque Mossler while soliciting donations for the New Orleans Grand Opera Company, the two hit it …

Death in Houston High Society Preface 2: The Murder of Jacque Mossler

July 18th, 2021


A year after millionaire businessman Jacque Mossler found out his wife Candy was having an incestuous love affair with her nephew, he was living in Florida after leaving the couples mansion in Houston, Texas. When Candy …

Death in Houston High Society Part 1: The Murder of Elaine Goss

July 26th, 2021


In 1968, Elaine and Dean Goss opened up the Holiday Dinner Theater in Houston, Texas. The place was a huge hit and so was Dean Goss, who quickly …

Death in Houston High Society Part 2: The Businessman, the Hitman, & the Killing of Alan Berg

July 29th, 2021


In 1982, when Dean Goss needed cash to pay for his murdered wife Elaine’s funeral, he sought out Houston Carpet & Flooring magnate Frank DiMaria. Back in 1968, when Imperial Carpet executive Alan Berg disappeared …

Death in Houston High Society Part 3: The Murder of Paula Goss

August 1st, 2021


A couple years after the death of his first wife Elaine, Dean Goss met and married Paula Brawley. Only months after putting up a substantial amount …

Death in Houston High Society Part 4: Dean Goss V. Scott Brawley

August 9th, 2021


If you’d have asked any of Dean Goss’s friends how he was doing after the death of his second wife Paula, they’d tell you he was a wreck – miserable. …

Death in Houston High Society Epilogue: The Riddle of Dean Goss

August 16th, 2021


The final episode of our Death in Houston High Society series. Dean Goss’s final decent was in November of 1992. Both rumors of that the man had committed suicide and been slain by the same person who’d killed his first …

Day 1 of the State of Texas v the Accused Murderer of Carla Walker

August 23rd, 2021


#CarlaWalker #JusticeForCarlaWalker #FortWorth #FortWorthTX #TarrantCountyTexas #Texas #TX #TrueCrime #TrueCrimePodcast #Podcast #ColdCase #Solved …

1 in 48 Octillion: Day 2 of the State of Texas v the Accused Murderer of Carla Walker

August 24th, 2021


#CarlaWalker #JusticeForCarlaWalker #FortWorth #FortWorthTX #TarrantCountyTexas #Texas #TX #TrueCrime #TrueCrimePodcast #Podcast #ColdCase #Solved …

Justice for Carla Part 1: 1974-2020

August 29th, 2021


It wasn’t for a lack of effort and determination that past Fort Worth Police Detectives couldn’t solve the February 17th, 1974 murder of Carla …

Justice for Carla Part 2: Confessions

September 6th, 2021


After Glen Samuel McCurley was arrested for the kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder of Carla Walker, Tarrant County Assistant Criminal District …

Justice for Carla Part 3: Guilty

September 12th, 2021


In a surprise move, Glen Samuel McCurley changed his plea from “not guilty” to “guilty” on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021, the third day of his trial for the February 1974 murder of Carla Jan Walker. On Part 3 of Justice …

Justice for Carla Part 4: Becky, June, & Christy

September 18th, 2021


Glen Samuel McCurley’s heinous and depraved act against Carla Walker was confident and brazen; it was as if the man had done it before. There are …

No Trace: The Disappearance of Tara Breckenridge

September 20th, 2021


On August 4th, 1992, 23-year-old Tara Breckenridge vanished without so much as a trace after leaving her job at Houston’s The Men’s Club. Besides a …

The Slaying of Judy Herron and the Kidnapping for Ransom of Amy McNeil

September 26th, 2021


In November of 1984, a brutal and shocking murder rocked the otherwise crime-free and exclusive Colleyville subdivision Tara Plantation. Judy Herron …

Elizabeth Barclay & the Dallas Child Murders

October 4th, 2021


In October of 1979 7-year-old Elizabeth Lynne Barclay, along with her little brother and a neighbor friend, headed to a convenience store near home …

The Senseless & Savage Murder of Mikiko Kasahara

October 11th, 2021


In December of 2002, Japanese exchange student Mikiko Kasahara was excited to have completed her freshman year at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. She acclimated to her new environment well, made several …

Dead in the Water: The Murder of Shelley Lou Watkins

October 18th, 2021


On Labor Day 1993, Shelley Lou Watkins, her husband Jerry, and others gathered at their cedar Creek Lake home to celebrate the holiday. But after an …

Lost in Midland: Where is Caitlin Denison?

October 25th, 2021


In January 2018, 19-year-old Caitlin Denison boarded a plane from Reno, Nevada to Midland, Texas. The following day, she briefly spoke with her …

The Assassination of Clarence Ray Hudgins Part 1: Firebomb

November 1st, 2021


The oilfield business in East Texas, once upon a time, was wrought with shady characters who’d gladly revert to egregious crimes to stay on top of the game. Perhaps that is the reason Oilfield Sandblasting & Coating …

The Assassination of Clarence Ray Hudgins Part 2: Lucas & Toole

November 8th, 2021


When two drifters were apprehended states apart in 1983, one began confessing to any and every unsolved murder under the hot Texas sun and beyond. …

The Assassination of Clarence Ray Hudgins Part 3: The Devil You Know

November 15th, 2021


Part 3 of 3. The October 1981 slaying of 27-year-old Clarence Ray Hudgins at his home near Kilgore, Texas is still unsolved, but it’s not for the …

Sherri Ann Jarvis: Identifying Walker County Jane Doe

November 23rd, 2021


On November 1st, 1980, the body of a young female was found on the side of Interstate 45 near Huntsville in Walker County, Texas. For 41 years, this girl was unidentified and known as Walker County Jane Doe. It wasn’t …

Cheryl Henry & Andy Atkinson: The Houston Lover’s Lane Murders Part 1

December 5th, 2021


When 22-year-old Cheryl Henry and 21-year-old Andy Atkinson met in August of 1990, it was almost as if fate made it so. Both of them had just moved …

Cheryl Henry & Andy Atkinson: The Houston Lover’s Lane Murders Part 2

December 11th, 2021


After the bodies of 22-year-old Cheryl Henry and 21-year-old Andy Atkinson were found, on August 23rd and 24th 1990 respectively, Houston Homicide …

Cheryl Henry & Andy Atkinson: The Houston Lover’s Lane Murders Part 3

December 19th, 2021


Part 3 of 3. The initial investigation into the slayings of 22-year-old Cheryl Henry and 21-year-old Andy Atkinson was meticulous, with no stones …

Lost in the Desert Part 1: Marjorie Knox & Melissa Alaniz

January 10th, 2022


Almost immediately after rapist and pedophile David Leonard Wood left prison in Huntsville, Texas and paroled to his mother’s house in El Paso, …

Lost in the Desert Part 2: Cheryl Lynn Vasquez-Dismukes

January 17th, 2022


During the Summer of 1987, the disappearances of girls and young women were stacking up in El Paso. Though the police seemed to think most were …

The Mysterious Murder of Angie Irsay & the (Un)Resolved Slaying of Jaqueline Romero

January 23rd, 2022


On this episode of gone cold, we cover two unrelated stories from the city of El Paso; both likely impacted, or were impacted by, the 1987 desert …

The Abduction & Slaying of Danydia Thompson

February 7th, 2022


When 7-year-old Danydia Betty-Jacqueline Thompson didn’t show up after school to meet her brother and sister for the walk home, both of them knew …

Killed in Broad Daylight: Sylvia Salinas

February 14th, 2022


On Halloween, 1989, 30-year-old Sylvia Salinas, owner of Salinas Food Store in Galveston, Texas, stayed behind to stock the shelves while her folks …

The Puzzling Disappearance of Rachel Cooke Part 1: The Run

February 21st, 2022


On January 10th, 2002, back home in Williamson County on winter break from college in San Diego, 19-year-old Rachel Cooke slept in a little. When she …

The Puzzling Disappearance of Rachel Cooke Part 2: The Promise

February 28th, 2022


Part 2 of 5. 19-year-old Rachel Cooke’s disappearance consumed her father, Robert Cooke. While the month following saw incredible activity in the …

The Puzzling Disappearance of Rachel Cooke Part 3: The Confession

March 7th, 2022


Part 3 of 5. Rachel Cooke’s parents believed their daughter was no longer alive, but still held out a sliver of hope that she was. In 2006, four years after her January 2002 disappearance, those hopes were completely …

The Puzzling Disappearance of Rachel Cooke Part 4: The Cop

March 14th, 2022


Part 4 of 5. In 1998, policeman Jimmy Fennell, Jr quit his job in Giddings, Texas after getting new work in Georgetown. Tragically, Fennell’s fiance, …

The Puzzling Disappearance of Rachel Cooke Part 5: The Foreman

March 18th, 2022


Part 5 of 5. Convicted a year and a half later of a crime that could easily be considered similar to the prevailing theory in Rachel Cooke’s …

Rosa Sandoval’s Mysterious Disappearance & Murder

March 28th, 2022


In May of 2004 12-year-old Rosa Sandoval missed the last day of elementary school and the class party that was to take place and was never seen …

The Troubling Disappearance of Coach Kenny Hilscher

April 3rd, 2022


After leading the Bloomington High School Bobcats to their first playoffs since he played ball there, twenty years before, Coach Kenneth Hilscher was …

The Murder of Kathleen Suckley Part 1: Kathy’s Story

April 11th, 2022


Kathleen Schleicher, better known as Kathy, grew up in both a Los Angeles suburb and later, a beach town 60 miles south of California’s most popular …

The Murder of Kathleen Suckley Part 2: Eye Witness

April 18th, 2022


The killing of 29-year-old single mother of two, Kathy Suckley, had the residents of Corpus Christi’s southside in a panic. Police felt the public …

Ashley Fuller Reed: Disappearance in Dallas

April 25th, 2022


In January 1990, 19-year-old Ashley Reed was new to Dallas, Texas, having moved there only months before with her mom and young brother. Making new …

Massacre at Loma Alta: The Arellano Family

April 29th, 2022


Remastered: 54 years ago, on April 16th, 1968, the Arellano’s packed in the family’s Buick and headed away from their Villa de Fuente, Mexico home to San Angelo, Texas to visit an expecting family member. The car was …

Christina Marie Gill: Death in Dallas

May 9th, 2022


After a night out at a Deep Ellum nightclub with friends, 20-year-old Christina “Chris” Gill vanished. Her car was discovered in the apartment …

The Targeted Killing of Liz Barraza

May 16th, 2022


In late January of 2019, Tomball, Texas residents Liz and Sergio Barraza were scheduled to take a trip to Florida for their 5th wedding anniversary. …

The Daylight Slaying of Janet Eva Gregston

May 23rd, 2022


At a little after 4 PM on August 21st, 1984, on the side of the road at East Loop 338 just outside Odessa, Texas city limits, a man thought he’d …

Carla Walker’s Killer Appeals Conviction

May 30th, 2022


Carla Walker’s Killer Appeals Conviction

Last Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, I attended Glen Samuel McCurley's appeal hearing at Texas's 2nd Court of Appeals in downtown Fort Worth. Along with audio from the proceedings, this …

The Disappearance & Murder of Anthony “Burt” Woodson

June 6th, 2022


In late August 1981, after celebrating his 5th birthday only several days before, Burt Woodson disappeared in Mansfield, Texas. According to his uncle and guardian, Terry Lee Woodson, the sleeping boy was in the …

Ryan Burton Part 1: The Kidnapping

June 13th, 2022


In September of 1981, the missing child’s case of 3-year-old Ryan Nicole Burton shook the small town of Breckenridge, Texas. Abducted from her crib …

Ryan Burton Part 2: The Discovery

June 15th, 2022


Part 2 of 2. The year 1984 was the most active year in the investigation of the September of 1981 abduction of 3-year-old Ryan Nicole Burton. Leads …

The Slaying of Sherry Ellen Rowland

June 22nd, 2022


In 1982, 20-year-old aspiring model Sherry Ellen Rowland had taken work as a graveyard shift clerk at a 7-Eleven convenience store to supplement her …

The Murder of Carol Lee Preslar

June 27th, 2022


In 1988, 27-year-old Carol Lee Preslar was enrolled at the University of Texas, working nights at Feather’s Lounge, and having fun with friends. …

The Senseless Slaying of Jennifer Sue Delgado

July 11th, 2022


San Antonio, Texas is known for the Alamo and the River Walk, among other things. Though the city is certainly set apart from other comparable Texas …

The Murder of Trellis “Tree” Sykes in Sunnyside

July 18th, 2022


Sunnyside, Houston, Texas was once a community of hope and prosperity. But by the 1990s, the community was riddled with dilapidated buildings and infrastructure, poverty, and crime. Track champion, basketball all-star, …

Justice For Katie Palmer Part 1

July 25th, 2022


On an April 2020 morning in a country neighborhood of Denison, Texas, Katie and John Palmer set out for a walk and to hopefully spot some killdeer …

Justice For Katie Palmer Part 2

July 27th, 2022


During the course of John Palmer’s journey to see justice for his wife Katie, he’s gone up against the Grayson County District Attorney, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and even taken his fight to Texas State …

Introducing The Fall Line

July 28th, 2022


This is an excerpt from The Fall Line Podcast’s episode on the unsolved disappearance of Carlos Ariel Delgado Mancha.

Carlos Delgado disappeared in …

Introducing Chameleon: Scam Likely

August 1st, 2022


When a small team of government investigators learns that ordinary citizens all around the U.S. are losing their life savings to scam callers, they …

Case Updates, Summer 2022 Part 1

August 8th, 2022


This episode, we discuss developments in several Texas cases, including the 1989 murder of Mary Hague Kelly, the identification of the remains of Pamela Darlene Young, the 2002 slaying of Dannarriah Finley, the murders …

Case Updates, Summer 2022 Part 2

August 11th, 2022


This episode, we discuss developments in a few more Texas cases, including the 1992 murder of Shenda Denise Hayes, the identification of the remains …

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