True Cold Case Files: A JPF Production

True Cold Case Files: A JPF Production

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True Cold Case Files is back for Season 2! Originally a visual program on YouTube, we are now in podcast format with 20 fresh cold cases to discuss! In addition to the new cases, we also have a handful of new In-Depth episodes featuring victim's relatives and professional experts. We also bring in fellow sleuth and crime analyst Nick Wagler as a co-host to Jason, his voice adding to the new changes going on with this year-old concept!
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UPDATES AND LGBTQ+ CASES PART 2: LGBTQ+ Cold Cases
On this continuing part of Episode 17, Jason and Nick continue their discussions regarding LGBTQ cold cases and miscellaneous discussion concerning the LGBTQ community. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- True Cold Case Files (TCCF) is an episodic program that occasionally releases new episodes centered around cold cases in the United States. The episodes covered are cases that are rarely heard of or have had minimal media coverage, with exceptions at times. The cases range from cold case homicides to missing and unidentified persons. TCCF has been on the air since January 2019, when it began as a YouTube show. In November of 2019, TCCF debuted as a podcast and has reached thousands of listeners across the United States and around the world. Our music is brought to you by Mitch Murder©. Mitch is a renowned synthwave artist with a broad library of synthwave music. Mitch has worked with synthwave artists such as FM-84 and The Midnight; and has worked with movie director David Sandburg and actor David Hasselhoff. You can find Mitch on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7eOzCiTklgHxfpf6Mb3D2e?si=-KV9N2OnThW8nF5tifyGMQ Glass Cities™, the theme of TCCF, is licensed by Proton LLC and 2 Music Rights Societies. All Rights Reserved. Permission to use the songs “Glass Cities” and “Best of the Best” from the album are used with permission with Mitch Murder’s direct consent.
2:00:21
July 6, 2020
UPDATES AND LGBTQ+ CASES PART 1: Amber Lundgren Updates and Doe Case Resolutions
On this special two part episode of True Cold Case Files, Jason and Nick discuss updates and addendums to Season 2 Episode 9 on Amber Lundgren. Additionally, Jason and Nick discuss the recent successful identifications of several long-term John and Jane Doe's from across the country.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- True Cold Case Files (TCCF) is an episodic program that occasionally releases new episodes centered around cold cases in the United States. The episodes covered are cases that are rarely heard of or have had minimal media coverage, with exceptions at times. The cases range from cold case homicides to missing and unidentified persons. TCCF has been on the air since January 2019, when it began as a YouTube show. In November of 2019, TCCF debuted as a podcast and has reached thousands of listeners across the United States and around the world. Our music is brought to you by Mitch Murder©. Mitch is a renowned synthwave artist with a broad library of synthwave music. Mitch has worked with synthwave artists such as FM-84 and The Midnight; and has worked with movie director David Sandburg and actor David Hasselhoff. You can find Mitch on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7eOzCiTklgHxfpf6Mb3D2e?si=-KV9N2OnThW8nF5tifyGMQ Glass Cities™, the theme of TCCF, is licensed by Proton LLC and 2 Music Rights Societies. All Rights Reserved. Permission to use the songs “Glass Cities” and “Best of the Best” from the album are used with permission with Mitch Murder’s direct consent.
1:19:46
July 2, 2020
IN DEPTH WITH JASON: ROSEMARY NORRIS-SOUTHWARD (FROM APRIL 2019)
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 
1:35:52
June 13, 2020
IN DEPTH WITH JASON: BRANDON JOHNSON (From May 2019)
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
22:09
June 13, 2020
Opelika Jane Doe
EPISODE BEGINS AT TIME MARK 16:45!!! On January 28th, 2012, the residents of Opelika, Alabama were rocked to their core when a resident of the Brookhaven Mobile Home Park discovered the skull of a young girl on the property of the mobile home that he shared with his mother. The Opelika Police Department, along with the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, have spent over eight years attempting to identify the baby Jane Doe. Authorities believe that the information that has been provided about the remains, along with photos furnished by a Sunday school teacher at a local church, are key to determining who this girl was and who may be responsible for the crime. Jason and Nick discuss this case, and talk about possible theories surrounding the case.  ALSO IN THIS EPISODE: Gilgo Beach Jane Doe and a host of other Does have been identified! Also, Parabon's new study and the protests happening across America!  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- True Cold Case Files (TCCF) is an episodic program that occasionally releases new episodes centered around cold cases in the United States. The episodes covered are cases that are rarely heard of or have had minimal media coverage, with exceptions at times. The cases range from cold case homicides to missing and unidentified persons. TCCF has been on the air since January 2019, when it began as a YouTube show. In November of 2019, TCCF debuted as a podcast and has reached thousands of listeners across the United States and around the world. Our music is brought to you by Mitch Murder©. Mitch is a renowned synthwave artist with a broad library of synthwave music. Mitch has worked with synthwave artists such as FM-84 and The Midnight; and has worked with movie director David Sandburg and actor David Hasselhoff. You can find Mitch on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7eOzCiTklgHxfpf6Mb3D2e?si=-KV9N2OnThW8nF5tifyGMQ Glass Cities™, the theme of TCCF, is licensed by Proton LLC and 2 Music Rights Societies. All Rights Reserved. Permission to use the songs “Glass Cities” and “Best of the Best” from the album are used with permission with Mitch Murder’s direct consent. 
1:39:23
June 8, 2020
IN DEPTH WITH NICK: Carl Koppelman
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!
2:27:37
May 29, 2020
Walker County Jane Doe
On November 1st, 1980 the nude body of a young woman had been found on the side of Interstate 45 near Huntsville, Texas. Her story is one of an enigma. Coined "Walker County Jane Doe" by investigators, it is believed this woman, who was  likely in her teens, had been hitching a ride to the Ellis Prison Farm according to witnesses who encountered the woman. She seemed standoffish and rude; however the images that have circulated show a potentially sweet and innocent girl who was brutally murdered and dumped on the side of the highway. Nick hosts this episode, where he and Jason will dig into the case. Afterwards, check back on the TCCF channel for an exclusive interview on "In Depth" as Nick interviews Carl Koppelman, a forensic artist. The two discuss this case and Carl's life as an internet sleuth and volunteer with the acclaimed DNA Doe Project!  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- True Cold Case Files (TCCF) is an episodic program that occasionally releases new episodes centered around cold cases in the United States. The episodes covered are cases that are rarely heard of or have had minimal media coverage, with exceptions at times. The cases range from cold case homicides to missing and unidentified persons. TCCF has been on the air since January 2019, when it began as a YouTube show. In November of 2019, TCCF debuted as a podcast and has reached thousands of listeners across the United States and around the world. Our music is brought to you by Mitch Murder©. Mitch is a renowned synthwave artist with a broad library of synthwave music. Mitch has worked with synthwave artists such as FM-84 and The Midnight; and has worked with movie director David Sandburg and actor David Hasselhoff. You can find Mitch on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7eOzCiTklgHxfpf6Mb3D2e?si=-KV9N2OnThW8nF5tifyGMQ Glass Cities™, the theme of TCCF, is licensed by Proton LLC and 2 Music Rights Societies. All Rights Reserved. Permission to use the songs “Glass Cities” and “Best of the Best” from the album are used with permission with Mitch Murder’s direct consent.
2:00:15
May 29, 2020
IN DEPTH WITH JASON: Nancy Galloway
In this lengthy interview of "In Depth", Jason interviews Nancy Galloway, the mother of Troy Galloway, via a phone call. At the time, a phone interview via our usual ways was not permitted, so the conversation instead was recorded on the phone. Jason and Nancy discuss Troy's life prior to his disappearance; and Nancy makes clear about Troy's struggles as well. Also discussed is Nancy's drive to also work with others sharing the same pain she has felt through a yearly event "Missing in Tuolumne County". All this and more on this episode of "In Depth"!  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- True Cold Case Files (TCCF) is an episodic program that occasionally releases new episodes centered around cold cases in the United States. The episodes covered are cases that are rarely heard of or have had minimal media coverage, with exceptions at times. The cases range from cold case homicides to missing and unidentified persons. TCCF has been on the air since January 2019, when it began as a YouTube show. In November of 2019, TCCF debuted as a podcast and has reached thousands of listeners across the United States and around the world. Our music is brought to you by Mitch Murder©. Mitch is a renowned synthwave artist with a broad library of synthwave music. Mitch has worked with synthwave artists such as FM-84 and The Midnight; and has worked with movie director David Sandburg and actor David Hasselhoff. You can find Mitch on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7eOzCiTklgHxfpf6Mb3D2e?si=-KV9N2OnThW8nF5tifyGMQ Glass Cities™, the theme of TCCF, is licensed by Proton LLC and 2 Music Rights Societies. All Rights Reserved. Permission to use the songs “Glass Cities” and “Best of the Best” from the album are used with permission with Mitch Murder’s direct consent.  
1:51:40
April 23, 2020
Troy Galloway
January 13th, 2016 proved to be a chilly evening in Sonora, California. Troy Robert Galloway had left his home under-dressed for the weather, never to be seen or heard from again; leaving behind his wife Kelsey and two kids. In this episode of TCCF, Jason and Nick explore the case and discuss possible motives and scenarios that are at play in this case. An episode of "In Depth" follows this case on a separate episode as Jason interviews Nancy Galloway, Troy's mother. It was recorded on the 4th anniversary of Troy's disappearance: January 13th, 2020.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- True Cold Case Files (TCCF) is an episodic program that occasionally releases new episodes centered around cold cases in the United States. The episodes covered are cases that are rarely heard of or have had minimal media coverage, with exceptions at times. The cases range from cold case homicides to missing and unidentified persons. TCCF has been on the air since January 2019, when it began as a YouTube show. In November of 2019, TCCF debuted as a podcast and has reached thousands of listeners across the United States and around the world. Our music is brought to you by Mitch Murder©. Mitch is a renowned synthwave artist with a broad library of synthwave music. Mitch has worked with synthwave artists such as FM-84 and The Midnight; and has worked with movie director David Sandburg and actor David Hasselhoff. You can find Mitch on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7eOzCiTklgHxfpf6Mb3D2e?si=-KV9N2OnThW8nF5tifyGMQ Glass Cities™, the theme of TCCF, is licensed by Proton LLC and 2 Music Rights Societies. All Rights Reserved. Permission to use the songs “Glass Cities” and “Best of the Best” from the album are used with permission with Mitch Murder’s direct consent.
1:28:33
April 23, 2020
IN DEPTH WITH JASON: J. Todd Matthews
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. 
1:12:14
March 29, 2020
Constable George Hawkins
On this episode of True Cold Case Files, Jason and Nick gives a rare oral history lesson to listeners on Newport, Kentucky; as its past may be linked to the disappearance of a well known constable in Campbell County. In April of 1961, after ripping off the black market of Newport by selling eggs at hundreds of dollars apiece, George Hawkins suddenly disappeared. Though it is one of the lesser known cases involving the mafia; this case could be considered one of the coldest mafia-linked cases that should fit beside the Jimmy Hoffa case. In 1980, a skull washed up on the banks of the Ohio River in Carroll County, along with remains months later. When an investigator saw the reconstruction of the John Doe and paired it with one of Campbell County's oldest mysteries, it was cause for a very lengthy process of elimination that would link the two cases.  ALSO: Staying safe in the time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Nick presents the Rhinelander John Doe case briefly, a case that has hit him personally since the John Doe was found in his hometown in Wisconsin! 
1:31:40
March 29, 2020
IN DEPTH WITH JASON: Stefani Warden
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. 
40:54
March 18, 2020
MISSING IN THE SUNSHINE STATE PART 2: Kamrie Mitchell
On August 25th, 2012 Kamrie Cherai Mitchell was at her father's house in Wellborn, Florida; when an absconded sex offender and associate of Mitchell's, Andrelo Witcher, broke into the home with a gun and demanded prescription medication that belonged to Mitchell. Soon after, Kamrie disappeared, without a trace. Her car would turn up in Tropical Storm Debbie's floodwaters on a rural road in Suwannee County.  In a story that rocked the North Florida region to its core, this story develops into a mystery that delves deeper into Kamrie's life and Andrelo's association with a woman years prior who also disappeared.  This is part one of a two part series titled "Missing in the Sunshine State", focusing on two women from different decades who disappeared without a trace. Jason and Nick explore both cases involving Tiffany Sessions, who disappeared in February 1989 from Gainesville, Florida; and Kamrie Cherai Mitchell, who disappeared from Wellborn, Florida in 2012. Kamrie's case is covered in Part Two, which is followed by an exclusive release of "In-Depth" featuring Kamrie's mother Stefani Warden.
1:41:17
March 16, 2020
MISSING IN THE SUNSHINE STATE PART 1: Tiffany Sessions
February 9th, 1989 started off as a normal day for Tiffany Louise Sessions. Sessions was a junior at the University of Florida and had excelled in her studies. Then, as she took her normal routine of powerwalking near Williston Road in Gainesville, Florida, she suddenly vanished. No trace of her whereabouts were found, and her disappearance has led to many questions. In 2014, a suspect was named in her case, but with the naming came new questions that still need to be answered. The biggest question remains: where is Tiffany Sessions?  This is part one of a two part series titled "Missing in the Sunshine State", focusing on two women from different decades who disappeared without a trace. Jason and Nick explore both cases involving Tiffany Sessions, who disappeared in February 1989 from Gainesville, Florida; and Kamrie Cherai Mitchell, who disappeared from Wellborn, Florida in 2012. Kamrie's case is covered in Part Two, which is followed by an exclusive release of "In-Depth" featuring Kamrie's mother Stefani Warden. 
2:11:50
March 16, 2020
The Sims Homicide
On October 22nd, 1966 Jeanette Sims came home from a babysitting job that she had performed while the children's parents were off to see the Florida State University Seminoles take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs. When she walked into the home, her parents Robert, Helen and baby sister Joy were nowhere to be found. That was until she walked into her parents bedroom, discovering the bound and bullet wounded bodies of her parents and sister. Over fifty years have passed since this fateful day, and as the years waned, clues began to surface about what may have happened. It wouldn't be until 2015 when hard evidence is presented that may point to a particular "set" of suspects in this case. Jason and Daisy combs through the evidence and discuss the case in this final episode of TCCF! ALSO IN THIS EPISODE: Jason and Daisy recap the Amber Lundgren homicide and Jason discusses the Doodler Murder special episode. 
1:58:48
January 22, 2020
Amber Lundgren: A Life Unfinished
On June 7th, 1997, 20 year old Amber Elaine Lundgren went with friends to The Bar Code; a local club that was a safe place for many who just wanted to go out for a night of dancing. Sometime between 2:30-3:30 am, Amber left the club, the last time she was seen alive. The next morning, her body was found on the side of an East Asheville road by a man walking his dog. But prior to her death, Amber was one of a kind; a person friends and family spoke highly of and had an amazing personality. On this episode of True Cold Case Files, Jason and Daisy explore Amber's life prior to her death and the events that led to it; as well as discuss a possible person of interest.  BEFORE THE SHOW: Jason and Daisy recap the New Castle John Doe episode and also discuss the crime rates in North Carolina between 1996-2017.  (NOTE: This is a PG-13 episode, however there are graphic descriptions of violence and some sensitive details concerning the crime are mentioned. Listener discretion is still advised.)
1:12:17
December 13, 2019
New Castle County John Doe (1994)
On October 17th, 1994, a retired truck driver was walking from a truck garage on his way back to the town of New Castle, DE when he discovered the body of a Hispanic male rolled up in a pink blanket off Basin Rd. In a frantic state of panic, he raced to the local newspaper nearby and called the police. This was the beginning of a 25 -year mystery that still haunts the New Castle community. Additionally, there are 14 cases of unidentified human remains in New Castle County alone! Could New Castle County be a dumping ground for all of the big city problems? Where could New Castle John Doe be from? And was he possibly a male sex worker? Jason and Daisy explore these questions in depth on this episode. BEFORE THE SHOW: We recap Episode 7 on the Singer Island Jane Doe, discuss our holiday plans, and introduce a new segment on our show about crime issues in the country. This week, we discuss mass shootings in America and how its become an epidemic. All this and more on this episode!  (WARNING: THIS EPISODE INCLUDES GRAPHIC AND SEXUAL LANGUAGE NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL LISTENERS. LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED)
1:10:43
December 10, 2019
Singer Island Jane Doe
In 1974, the unidentified human remains of a young female were found on Singer Island near the Intracoastal Waterway by a man and his teenage sons. Years have gone by and not much was known about her case. Fast forward to now, where online and newspaper research led Jason to some valuable information concerning her case. What is uncovered will have you wanting more! From serial killer connections to a possible fight gone wrong, Jason and guest host Nick will go over all the details and more in this episode. BEFORE THE PROGRAM: Jason introduces guest host Nick Wagler, who is filling in for Daisy this week. He is the founder of Unidentified Wiki and also volunteers with The Doe Network. Jason and Nick discuss cases from across the country and how "opting in" on public genealogy helps immensely in cold cases!  
1:38:14
November 28, 2019
Abdul Rahman Al-Hamdan (MURDERED)
In July of 2002, Margie Murphy was wondering why Abdul Rahman Al-Hamdan, her estranged husband, had not been picking up his phone.  She discovered the reason when she went by the apartment that they had once shared: he was lying on the ground, dead by strangulation. Since his death, theories abounded about his life and what may have been the reason he was murdered; but nearly twenty years later, no definitive answer has been given. In this episode, Jason and Daisy read nothing but the facts and share their ideas about what may have happened, especially as startling revelations about Abdul's life begin to unfold. ALSO: Racine County Jane Doe has been given her name back and now will rest beside her mother, while her killer will be facing a murder charge. Jason and Daisy discuss the outcome of the case before the main show.  EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING: THIS EPISODE WILL BE DISCUSSING SEXUAL CONTENT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. ALSO, PROFANITY IS PRETTY HEAVY IN THIS EPISODE. LISTENER DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED.
1:31:05
November 22, 2019
Dennis Doe (Decatur John Doe)
In February of 1999, a cemetery employee with the Clifton Springs United Methodist was preparing a burial site when he saw the exposed skeletal remains of a young boy hidden in an open area of the cemetery. Investigators have little to go on other than the clothes he was wearing and what he had in his system (essentially Tylenol and Dramamine). A tip later on possibly tied this John Doe to Florida, but the tip was received as not reliable. This photo album goes through the history of the case through his facial reconstructions and the clothing he wore when he was found. Can you be the key to solving this case? ALSO: We welcome Daisy back and we discuss why a podcast should never joke about homicide cases, as well as plug our sponsors Unsolved Magazine and "Serial Killing: The Podcast", a new up and coming series focusing on the psyche of Serial Killers and their MO's. 
1:21:31
November 21, 2019
UNIDENTIFIED OREGON: The Multnomah John Doe (1995) and Finley Creek Jane Doe (1978)/ERICKA HOGG CASE
On this special "Oregon" episode of True Cold Case Files, Jason is joined by Gwen Barringer of "A Light For Ericka" while Daisy takes a sick day to discuss the Multnomah County John Doe from 1995, as well as the main feature on Finley Creek Jane Doe of Elgin in 1978. Both of these cases are from Oregon, and along the way, Jason and Gwen will mention cases that occurred in Oregon for reference.  CASE 1: Multnomah Co. John Doe was found in the Columbia River in 1995, a self inflicted gunshot wound the cause of death. Standing at an impeccable 6'6", this John Doe has some recognizable features that no one can just miss! He's very identifiable, but the right person has yet to see this case. Could you be the key in solving his identity?  CASE 2: Two hunting buddies from Milton-Freewater, Oregon are hunting near the Finley Creek Cow Camp when they discover human skeletal remains. The skull of the remains had been sitting atop the shallow grave that they were buried in. Days later, Sgt. John Spilker of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determines the remains belonged to a pregnant female in the latter stages of pregnancy. Primitive detective work at the time did not call for DNA evidence, and a forensic reconstruction of the woman was never done before she was cremated in 1979. Could things have been done differently? How much time is left before this case can be solved?  BEFORE THE SHOW: Gwen Barringer, special guest host, highlights her podcast "A Light For Ericka", a podcast dedicated to the disappearance of Ericka Rene Hogg of Selma, Oregon. This episode is ad-free! 
1:54:18
November 15, 2019
In Depth with Jason: Joanne Franks
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! 
1:11:23
November 11, 2019
Eric Lee Franks (MISSING)
On March 10th, 2011 Eric Lee Franks posted a cryptic message on Twitter and later that day spoke to his mom on the phone, sharing good news about his living situation and that he was moving out of the Miller Motel in Bridgeport Township, Michigan. He had moved there months earlier to be close to a daughter he had only recently found out about. According to people that knew Eric well, this was the last time he was heard from. Months went by before Eric's mom reported him missing. And as startling clues emerged, attention was turned to his ex-girlfriend and her husband. The end results will leave you in disbelief and shock as Jason and Daisy discuss this case, as well as conversations both Jason and Daisy had with Eric's mom Joanne Franks.  BEFORE THE DISCUSSION: Jason and Daisy talks more on the Henry County John Doe case and includes the number that Henry County Officials can be reached at regarding this case. Also, we talk about Unsolved Magazine and how important they are to us! Make Sure to get your copy of Unsolved Magazine Issue 2 at www.unsolvedmagazine.com.
1:24:29
November 11, 2019
The Henry County (Indiana) John Doe
On October 3rd, 2003, two detectives with the Indianapolis Police Department along with an inmate take a break at an abandoned gas station when one of the individuals need to relieve themselves. The individual walks behind the gas station and lying unexpectedly in a weedy patch nearby is the body of a young Hispanic male. Jason and Daisy try to make sense of this case, go over the facts, and throw in some of their own thoughts and theories on the case. Also discussed is the actions one of the detectives with IPD does took than a week later that will leave listeners appalled and suspicious.  BEFORE THE DISCUSSION: Jason and Daisy briefly goes over the Laurie Depies episode and also informs Kern County, California listeners how they can report missing persons at a Missing Persons Day event in Bakersfield. Also, Jason once again shares the love with Unsolved Magazine!  WARNING: THIS PODCAST DOES CONTAIN EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND BRIEF SENSITIVE POLITICAL DISCUSSION THAT DOES NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF TCCF IN GENERAL. 
1:16:59
November 8, 2019
In Depth with Jason: Detective Lindsay Schultz
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. 
22:50
November 4, 2019
EPISODE 1: Fly Creek Jane Doe Update/Laurie Depies (MISSING)
Welcome back True Cold Case fans! This episode revolves around the case of Laurie Depies, who disappeared after arriving at her boyfriend's apartment in August of 1992. With little evidence to go on, it gives Jason and Daisy an opportunity to discuss possible motives and theories! Also discussed is an unnamed potential suspect who may have had a hand in her disappearance.  BEFORE THE DISCUSSION: In the Season 2 opener, Jason welcomes everyone back, and also introduces Daisy Chains, the new co-host for True Cold Case Files this season. Afterwards, they dig right in to the breaking news last week involving the Fly Creek Jane Doe of Clark County, Washington and how investigators were able to find her name after nearly forty years! A special "In-Depth" episode will feature Detective Lindsay Schultz of the Clark County, WA Sheriffs Office following the program! Also, we welcome back Unsolved Magazine as our top sponsor for this season and how they are helping us spread the word on some of the cold cases we feature!  WARNING: THIS PODCAST DOES CONTAIN EXPLICIT LANGUAGE
1:23:55
November 4, 2019
Grundy County Jane Doe (SEASON 1 FINALE)
In this Season 1 finale, Jason takes you back to 1976, when a local Grundy County, Illinois farmer and his granddaughter discovered the body of a young black female lying nude in a ditch with a red and black sweater wrapped around her head covered in plastic. She had been shot in the head and dumped there at least a day prior. For many years, investigators attempted to find her relatives and identify her; however now they are perhaps one step closer to solving this mystery. A dedicated staff at the Grundy County Medical Examiners Office has been working tirelessly in making sure that her case is put to rest.  THIS IS PART OF THE SEASON ONE REWIND, WHICH HAS BEEN REMASTERED, RETOUCHED AND EDITED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW HOW WE DID! TRUE COLD CASE FILES LINKS: FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/truecoldcase YOUTUBE: www.facebook.com/jasonfutchtruecoldcase TWITTER: www.twitter.com/TrueColdCase
39:15
October 1, 2019
James Berkeley Norris Homicide
In 1976 a heavy vehicle operator was clearing land near a phosphate mine in Dixie County, Florida when he noticed an object that appeared to resemble a skull hidden in the woods. The Dixie County Sheriffs Office responded to the scene and began a process of trying to identify these skeletal remains that would take thirty plus years. Meanwhile, on the other side of the country in Fairfield, California, the mother of James Berkeley Norris was searching for her son after he flew to Florida under an assumed name and over $10,000 on a quest to purchase Colombian marijuana. In the 1990s, her daughter Rosemary would take the quest over and bring James' case to light in the online community. Decades passed before an inquisitive detective in Florida found James' profile and decided to work with what he had. And it worked. Now the question remains: Who Killed James Norris?  VISIT ROSEMARY'S WEBSITE DEDICATED TO THIS CASE: www.whokilledjamesnorris.com THIS IS PART OF THE SEASON ONE REWIND, WHICH HAS BEEN REMASTERED, RETOUCHED AND EDITED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW HOW WE DID! TRUE COLD CASE FILES LINKS: FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/truecoldcase YOUTUBE: www.facebook.com/jasonfutchtruecoldcase TWITTER: www.twitter.com/TrueColdCase
39:15
October 1, 2019
ORANGE SOCKS JANE DOE (IDENTIFIED)
NOTE: ORANGE SOCKS JANE DOE HAS SINCE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS DEBRA LOUISE JACKSON OF TEXAS. THIS RECORDING WAS DONE PRIOR TO HER IDENTIFICATION. On Halloween night in 1979, a motorist saw the nude body of a young woman lying in a culvert in Georgetown, Texas. She had been strangled and sexually assaulted, and was found only wearing a pair of orange socks. A number of events led investigators to believe that Henry Lee Lucas, a known serial killer, was the culprit. Lucas would confess to murdering her, receiving the death penalty because of this. However, Governor George Bush would later change the sentence to life because he believed Lucas' recantment. Now, investigators need to connect some dots and find out who she was and how she ended up in the culvert.  THIS IS PART OF THE SEASON ONE REWIND, WHICH HAS BEEN REMASTERED, RETOUCHED AND EDITED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW HOW WE DID! TRUE COLD CASE FILES LINKS: FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/truecoldcase YOUTUBE: www.facebook.com/jasonfutchtruecoldcase TWITTER: www.twitter.com/TrueColdCase
19:55
September 30, 2019
Dorothy Thomas Homicide
In 1957, the United States was a different world compared to today's world, where news of violence has certainly desensitized people from all over. But in 1957, in the city of Tallahassee, Florida, the news of a laundry clerk's murder would devastate the people who lived and worked there. Dorothy Thomas, who was from New York, had moved to Florida with her husband, in which they also owned a small farm. Dorothy was working a shift at the New Way Cleaners in Tallahassee when someone had walked in and brutally stabbed her to death, her body found by a Coca-Cola employee who was making a delivery there. Currently, the case is "active" and that police have their eyes set on a suspect. Could that suspect be her husband, Kenneth Thomas? THIS IS PART OF THE SEASON ONE REWIND, WHICH HAS BEEN REMASTERED, RETOUCHED AND EDITED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW HOW WE DID! TRUE COLD CASE FILES LINKS: FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/truecoldcase YOUTUBE: www.facebook.com/jasonfutchtruecoldcase TWITTER: www.twitter.com/TrueColdCase
21:32
September 30, 2019
Jack Sharp and Fred Tate Double Homicide
In October of 1983, Jack Sharp, his wife Beth and daughter Pam arrive home from a family reunion that took place in Gainesville, Florida. Their home in Bithlo was in a state of disarray, as the home had been burglarized while they were gone. A number of items were missing, including a collection of coins Jack had, and his guns. Days later, Jack called his wife at work and told her that a gun he had hidden in his room had disappeared, this being the final conversation they would have. A day later, Jack and his friend/neighbor Fred Tate would be found on Sharp's property, murdered execution style with a shotgun. Questions remain and both families have been seeking closure for the longest time.  THIS IS PART OF THE SEASON ONE REWIND, WHICH HAS BEEN REMASTERED, RETOUCHED AND EDITED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW HOW WE DID! TRUE COLD CASE FILES LINKS: FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/truecoldcase YOUTUBE: www.facebook.com/jasonfutchtruecoldcase TWITTER: www.twitter.com/TrueColdCase
50:22
September 30, 2019
Regina John Doe (Canadian Files)
On July 28th, 1995, a young man decided to end his life once and for all and placed his head on a rail line in front of an oncoming train. For the conductors aboard a Canadian Pacific Railroad engine, it was too late to stop. It was believed that the man may have come from the Maritimes or the Northeastern United States, fresh from a break up with a significant other. He had apparently traveled along with another wayfarer through Canada and may have had ties to British Columbia, based on clothing found with his belongings. Unlike the typical wayfarer, he maintained a well-groomed appearance and seemed to be new to the lifestyle, which also heightens the mystery surrounding this man's case.  THIS IS PART OF THE SEASON ONE REWIND, WHICH HAS BEEN REMASTERED, RETOUCHED AND EDITED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW HOW WE DID! TRUE COLD CASE FILES LINKS: FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/truecoldcase YOUTUBE: www.facebook.com/jasonfutchtruecoldcase TWITTER: www.twitter.com/TrueColdCase
23:37
September 30, 2019
The Fort Myers Eight
In March of 2007, a land surveyor with the City of Fort Myers, Florida located two human skulls while conducting business at a field near Rockfill and Arcadia street. Investigators would later find more skeletal remains of eight men that could have been there as long as the 1980s. The case attracted attention when John Walsh of America's Most Wanted aired it on national television, which also revealed the forensic clay busts of the men. Of the eight, three have been positively identified; but the remaining five need to be identified. Could they have ties to criminal activity? Or could they have been victims of the "Hog Trail Killer" Daniel Conahan, who is serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed.  THIS IS PART OF THE SEASON ONE REWIND, WHICH HAS BEEN REMASTERED, RETOUCHED AND EDITED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW HOW WE DID! TRUE COLD CASE FILES LINKS: FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/truecoldcase YOUTUBE: www.facebook.com/jasonfutchtruecoldcase TWITTER: www.twitter.com/TrueColdCase
30:33
September 30, 2019
Bibb County John Doe (Alabama)
In March of 1961, a young man was hitchhiking in the Centerville, Alabama night when James White, a local, gave him a ride. This would be the last ride this young man would take, as White missed a curve and drove through a wooden guardrail, landing into the Cahaba River. White escaped with minor injuries, but the young man's body would be retrieved by divers. There are few clues found that were believed to help aide in an identification for this man, but with the case nearing sixty years, nothing has helped investigators. Investigators need your help in identifying this young man.  THIS IS PART OF THE SEASON ONE REWIND, WHICH HAS BEEN REMASTERED, RETOUCHED AND EDITED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW HOW WE DID! TRUE COLD CASE FILES LINKS: FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/truecoldcase YOUTUBE: www.facebook.com/jasonfutchtruecoldcase TWITTER: www.twitter.com/TrueColdCase
22:01
September 30, 2019
Josephine County Jane Doe (IDENTIFIED)
NOTE: IN APRIL OF 2019, THIS JANE DOE WAS IDENTIFIED AS ANNIE LEHMAN OF ABERDEEN, WASHINGTON. THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED BEFORE THE IDENTIFICATION. In August of 1971, a father and son camping along the Redwood Highway in Josephine County, Oregon located human remains. The body had been carefully placed; however because of the length of time it had been at the location, animal activity had been present since bones were also found within a certain radius. Someone had intentionally placed her body at the location in an effort to conceal her death. Clothing found at the scene also showed evidence of this. Until her identification in 2019, no one could figure out who she was, and theories abounded this woman's case. Jason examines the Annie Doe case, and also plays special snippets from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's web video on this case. ALSO: Nici Vance of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office explains the results of Annie's isotope results. THIS IS PART OF THE SEASON ONE REWIND, WHICH HAS BEEN REMASTERED, RETOUCHED AND EDITED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW HOW WE DID! LEAVE USBA VOICE MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/truecoldcase/message TRUE COLD CASE FILES LINKS: FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/truecoldcase YOUTUBE: www.facebook.com/jasonfutchtruecoldcase TWITTER: www.twitter.com/TrueColdCase
31:53
September 30, 2019
The Disappearance of Detra McGuire
On a cool November evening, a truck driver is traveling west on Interstate 10 near Lake City, Florida when he sees a toddler lying lifelessly in the middle of the highway. Hurriedly, he takes the child off the road and calls 911; but by the time she arrived at the hospital, it was too late. Over twenty four hours later, her death becomes one event in a series of events that lead investigators having to deal with a death investigation, and a missing persons investigation as her mother, Detra Renvictoria McGuire, is no where to be found. Investigators with the Columbia County, Florida Sheriffs Office believe her life is in danger.  THIS IS PART OF THE SEASON ONE REWIND, WHICH HAS BEEN REMASTERED, RETOUCHED AND EDITED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW HOW WE DID! LEAVE US A VOICE MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/truecoldcase/message TRUE COLD CASE FILES LINKS: FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/truecoldcase YOUTUBE: www.facebook.com/jasonfutchtruecoldcase TWITTER: www.twitter.com/TrueColdCase
25:51
September 30, 2019
The Fly Creek Jane Doe (IDENTIFIED)
On February 24th, over two months before the Pacific Northwest would be rocked by the devastating eruption of Mount Saint Helens, human skeletal remains would be found in the outer reaches of Northwest Clark County, Washington. Jack Bannister and his son were panning for gold along the Fly Creek in Chelatchie Prairie near Amboy, WA when they would make this gruesome discovery. Almost forty years have gone by and no one knows who she is. Could modern science and DNA be the key to getting the Fly Creek Jane Doe home?  THIS IS PART OF THE SEASON ONE REWIND, WHICH HAS BEEN REMASTERED, RETOUCHED AND EDITED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW HOW WE DID!  LEAVE A VOICE MESSAGE HERE: https://anchor.fm/truecoldcase/message TRUE COLD CASE FILES LINKS: FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/truecoldcase YOUTUBE: www.facebook.com/jasonfutchtruecoldcase TWITTER: www.twitter.com/TrueColdCase
22:37
September 30, 2019
True Cold Case Files Season 2 Preview
Season 2 of True Cold Case Files is coming in November of 2019! We begin fresh with a new format and twenty-five new cases! We will also have brand-new interviews with family members of the individuals we feature on TCCF, as well as professionals who are involved in some way with the featured cases. We are looking forward to rolling our new season out on multiple platforms, and are continuing our program on YouTube with visuals!  SEE YOU NOVEMBER 6th! ----------------------------------------------------- FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/truecoldcase Twitter: www.facebook.com/truecoldcase YouTube: www.youtube.com/jasonfutchtruecoldcase
03:24
August 15, 2019