FROM THE VAULT: A True Crime Podcast is a new podcast that is being carried over from its predecessor, True Cold Case Files. From The Vault offers a new look into cold cases from across the nation--cases you may or may not have heard of before. We get to the story quick, no BS, and we bring a respectable discussion on each case we cover. We must remember these victims too, and with this podcast, we hope to honor them.
NOTE: This is a Re-Edited episode, originally released on September 14th, 2020. This episode contains extremely graphic details concerning Millie Doe's murder. Listener discretion advised.
In June of 1984, two fishermen on the Spokane River discovered the dismembered body of a woman on the west bank of the river. It caused a dramatic episode of events that occurred in Spokane, Washington over the years that would be felt for some time. On this episode of From The Vault, Jason and Nick discuss this case and explore some motives behind this murder, as well as the possibility that this could have been the work of either a serial killer, or someone she knew well. All this and more on From The Vault!
IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON MILLIE'S CASE, PLEASE CONTACT THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (509) 755-2489. MILLIE'S CASE NUMBER IS 84-31733.
On Episode Two of our True Cold Case Files episode on Eric Franks, Jason and Daisy Chains discussed the events surrounding Eric Franks' mysterious disappearance. It followed an emotional interview with his mother Joanne Franks. On this minisode, the first of many covering our cases, Jason Futch provides listeners with updates concerning the case and how the original suspect in this case can now be easily confirmed. This also includes a clip from the interview Jason did with Joanne Franks discussing evidence found in Eric's room.
If you have information on Eric’s case, please contact the Michigan State Police at 989-495-5555
This Episode is sponsored by Anchor and Democracy Works.
Robert and Frieda Wheatley were found murdered in their North Portland home on August 29th, 1988. It was shortly after Frieda's daughter had alerted Portland Police to the fact that she nor her siblings had heard from Robert or Frieda in days. On this episode of From The Vault, Jason and Nick discuss the final days of Robert and Frieda and also reveal some personal information you will not find anywhere else, thanks to the help of a confirmed insider in the case. We discuss this case and more on our first episode of From The Vault!
IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION PERTAINING TO ROBERT AND FRIEDA WHEATLEY'S MURDER, PLEASE CONTACT THE PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU AT 503-823-HELP (4357).
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On this episode of "In Depth" Jason revisits his interview with Brandon Johnson of the Grundy County Coroner's Office in Illinois. For the first few minutes, Brandon had his hands full while talking to Jason (as you will notice), but was able to discuss the case of the Grundy County Jane Doe. The discussion also details the steps that Coroner Johnson has taken to ensure that Grundy County Jane Doe gets her name back. UPDATE: In November of 2019, the DNA Doe Project discovered that this Jane Doe had relatives in Alabama; specifically Selma, Alabama. However, despite the new revelations, it still has not been enough to establish her identity. Investigators are still needing the public's help in this matter.
GRUNDY COUNTY JANE DOE DNA DOE PROJECT LINK: https://dnadoeproject.org/case/grundy-county-jane-doe
In this episode of "In-Depth", Jason revisits the interview he did with Rosemary Norris-Southward, the younger sister of James Norris, who disappeared from San Francisco in October 1974. His remains were located in rural Dixie County, Florida in 1976 by a heavy equipment operator working the side of US Highway 19. In this interview, Rosemary reflects on James' life, the investigation prior to and after his identification, and how his legacy has shaped her fight for justice in his case and others! Enjoy this interview from April 21st, 2019!
JAMES NORRIS EPISODE: https://anchor.fm/truecoldcase/episodes/James-Berkeley-Norris-Homicide-e5n3f7
VISIT ROSEMARY'S WEBSITE: www.whokilledjamesnorris.com
Carl Koppelman has been doing forensic art for over a decade. A skill set he worked on while caring for his ill mother, Carl managed to build faces for many John and Jane Does across the nation. One of his most famous faces was the Caledonia Jane Doe; which would help detectives in this New York town to identify her as Tammy Jo Alexander. His work appears prominently in the Walker County Jane Doe case; which Nick Wagler and Carl discuss in depth. Also discussed is the work that he has done with the DNA Doe Project, as well as an interesting encounter as a teenager with a man Carl believes may have been Randy Kraft, a serial killer who did his bidding up and down the West Coast!
On a special episode of "In-Depth" Jason interviews J. Todd Matthews, former administrator for NamUs and co-founder of The Doe Network. Recorded in October 2019, Jason and Todd discussed Todd's work in the true crime community, and how his help in a very cold case led people to believe that he may be the first cybersleuth in history. The two also discuss Todd's role at The Doe Network, and what he is doing to help the True Crime community post-NamUs. Also discussed is the George Hawkins case, which follows up our latest episode of TCCF on the Hawkins case.
NOTE: Todd left NamUs at the beginning of 2020. Please pardon any present-tense discussion about his time at NamUs, as at the time of recording he was still employed by the program.
CORRECTION: The date of Kamrie's disappearance was August 2012, not 2011 as stated in this episode.
On this special episode of "In Depth", Jason interviewed Stefani Warden, the mother of Kamrie Cherai Mitchell, who disappeared on August 25th, 2012. In her first on-air podcast interview, she talks about Kamrie and her struggles, as well as the events surrounding Kamrie's disappearance from her side. She also gives her opinions on Andrelo Witcher and his involvement in Kamrie's case.
On this edition of In Depth, Jason speaks with Joanne Franks, the mother of Eric Franks. Eric went missing in 2011, and has not been heard from since. As the years wane, Joanne is desperate to know where her son is and what happened; and that she highly suspects certain individuals to be responsible for his disappearance and likely death. In this hour-plus long interview, Jason and Joanne discuss Eric's life, his disappearance and what has been going after the Michigan State Police took over. Also, Joanne shares candid information regarding the motel room Eric stayed in and what investigators were able to uncover using scientific methods!
Detective Lindsay Schultz of the Clark County Sheriffs Office in Washington State joins Jason for a one-on-one phone interview discussing the identification of Sandra Renee "Sandy" Morden's identification as the Fly Creek Jane Doe. Though it is brief, some important questions are brought up. However, Det. Schultz encourages the public to review the Clark County Sheriffs Office official release on the case for more thorough details, and that if you have information to please come forward.