The Trail Went Cold – Episode 385 – Cecilia Newball & Rene Perez, Edyth Warner & Nicholas Smith

September 20, 1994. Los Angeles, California. Alfredo Newball returns to his apartment and discovers that his 32-year old pregnant wife, Cecilia Newball, and his six-year old stepson, Rene Perez, have vanished without a trace and Cecilia’s Jeep and all of their personal possessions have been left behind. Even though Cecilia is only two weeks away […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Bonus Episode – Mysteries on the True Crime Express

…1 historic steam train……9 exceptional true crime podcasts……9 tales woven with the spirit of Women’s Day……Will YOU unravel the mysteries aboard? This International Women’s Day, join Shane Waters and Wendy Cee on an unprecedented journey through the heart of England to Crimecon UK in London. “Mysteries on the True Crime Express” is not just a […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Episode 365 – Phylicia Thomas and Jennifer Barziloski

February 11, 2004. Lake Township, Pennsylvania. After returning home from work, 22-year old Phylicia Thomas goes missing and her boyfriend’s best friend, Steven Allen Martin, soon becomes a person of interest. Two-and-a-half years earlier, an 18-year old friend of Phylicia’s named Jennifer Barziloski had also disappeared and since Steve was the last known person to […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Episode 349 – Ronald Sisman and Elizabeth Platzman

October 31, 1981. New York City. The bodies of 39-year old Ronald Sisman and 20-year old Elizabeth Platzman are discovered inside Ron’s apartment in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan. Both victims have been shot to death, execution-style, and since the apartment was ransacked, there is speculation that the crime might be drug-delated. However, notorious serial […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Bonus Episode – A Nightmare Before Halloween (Part 2)

…1 campfire… …1 dark forest… …31 bone-chilling stories… …Will YOU survive the night? This Halloween season, enter the woods for a unique and truly epic podcast experience! Around the campfire Shane Waters will introduce 31 crime podcast hosts, including Robin Warder of “The Trail Went Cold”. Each host brings a new, nerve-wracking true story to […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Bonus Episode – A Nightmare Before Halloween (Part 1)

…1 campfire… …1 dark forest… …31 bone-chilling stories… …Will YOU survive the night? This Halloween season, enter the woods for a unique and truly epic podcast experience! Around the campfire Shane Waters will introduce 31 crime podcast hosts, including Robin Warder of “The Trail Went Cold”. Each host brings a new, nerve-wracking true story to […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Episode 267 – Elizabeth Eisel & Katherine Lowery

February 1, 1999. DeSoto County, Mississippi. While living in a farmhouse with her two children and her boyfriend, 27-year old Katherine Lowery vanishes without explanation. Months later, Katherine’s boyfriend takes the children and abruptly moves to Wyoming, but he winds up being arrested when Katherine’s daughter accuses him of sexual abuse. It turns out the […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Episode 266 – Jocelyn Hickenlooper

June 11, 1955. Salt Lake City, Utah. 22-year old Jocelyn Hickenlooper, who suffers from developmental disabilities and scoliosis, vanishes without explanation from her home. Over two weeks later, Jocelyn’s decomposed body is discovered in a shallow grave located near Parley’s Canyon. After a two-year investigation, a suspect named Bernt Murphy, who also has developmental disabilities, […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Episode 263 – Cassandra Rundle, Detrick Sturm & Melanie Sturm

February 14, 1985. Colorado Springs, Colorado. The bodies of 37-year old Cassandra Rundle and her two children, 12-year old Detrick Sturm and 10-year old Melanie Sturm, are discovered inside their respective bedrooms at their residence. The two females were sexually assaulted and beaten and all three victims have been strangled to death. Since Cassandra had […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Episode 254 – Derrick Engebretson & Kurt Newton

December 5, 1998. Klamath County, Oregon. Eight-year old Derrick Engebretson travels to Winema National Forest with his father and grandfather in order to get a Christmas tree, but winds up becoming separated from them. An extensive search effort fails to find Derrick, though an eyewitness reports having seen a boy matching Derrick’s description struggling with […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Episode 235 – Shannon Green & David Dewayne Bell

July 6, 1986. Owensboro, Kentucky. 16-year old Shannon Green disappears after leaving her residence to visit a family friend. Days later, Shannon’s mother receives a phone call from someone calling himself “Dewayne”, who claims that he and Shannon ran away together to get married. Shortly thereafter, an 18-year old acquaintance of Shannon’s named David Dewayne […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Episode 228 – Ben Charles Padilla & John Mikel Mutantu

May 25, 2003. Luanda, Angola. 50-year old Ben Charles Padilla, an American citizen overseeing a rebuilding project on a Boeing 727 at Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport, is reportedly seen boarding the plane alongside a Congolese mechanic named John Mikel Mutantu. Shortly thereafter, the aircraft takes off without clearance before it vanishes without a trac […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Episode 147 – The Lewis Clark Valley Murders

September 12, 1982. Lewiston, Idaho. 21-year old Kristina Nelson and her 18-year old stepsister, Jacqueline “Brandy” Miller, leave Kristina’s apartment, but never return. That very same night, 35-year old Steven Pearsall vanishes after being dropped off at his workplace, the Lewiston Civic Theatre, where Kristina had previously held Steven’s job as a janitor. The disappearances […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Episode 137 – Clifford Sherwood & George Gumbly

October 21, 1954. Verdun, Quebec. Nine-year old Clifford Sherwood leaves for school and meets up with his 12-year old friend, George Gumbly. The two boys never arrive at school or return home and are subsequently reported missing. Clifford’s mother, Frances Sherwood, believes that her abusive ex-husband, Nephi “Tex” Sherwood, abducted Clifford and took him across […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Bonus Episode – Interview With Scott Reeder: Suspect Convictions Season 2

June 15, 1998. Bloomington, Illinois. Three-year old Christina McNeil is discovered dead inside her bedroom and small cuts can be found in her window screen. The investigation soon focuses on Christina’s father, Barton McNeil, who is eventually convicted of his daughter’s murder and receives a life sentence. However, Barton continually maintains his innocence and points […]

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The Trail Went Cold – Episode 45 – Frederick Valentich

October 21, 1978. Cape Otway, Australia. After leaving on a seemingly routine training flight in a Cessna 182 aircraft, 20-year old pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes without explanation over Bass Strait. During a radio transmission, Valentich describes seeing an unidentified flying object and his final words are: “It’s hovering and it’s not an aircraft”. When eyewitnesses […]

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