The Trail Went Cold – Episode 115 – Joey Lynn Offutt

July 12, 2007. Sykesville, Pennsylvania. The fire department shows up at the burning home of 33-year old Joey Lynn Offutt. The body of her six-week old infant son, Alexis Alfred Borden III, is in the bathtub, but Joey herself is nowhere to be found. Three days later, Joey’s abandoned car is discovered over 60 miles away at an apartment complex in State College where she had previously lived. It turns out that no one can actually confirm having seen Joey or her son in the week prior to the fire. Could Joey have been responsible for her child’s death before she went on the run? Or were they both murdered by an unknown perpetrator who disposed of Joey’s body? We shall explore all the different angles of a truly perplexing missing persons case on this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”.

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

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