The Trail Went Cold – Episode 123 – Marie Blee

November 21, 1979. Craig, Colorado. After spending the evening at a dance, 15-year old Marie Blee heads to a party at a mobile home park, but never returns home. Two days later, Marie’s parents receive an anonymous phone call demanding a $5,000 ransom for her return. The caller is soon revealed to be 18-year old Monty Doolin, who drove Marie to the party, but he denies any involvement in her disappearance. Over the next few decades, investigators would receive contradictory accounts from several eyewitnesses about what might have happened to Marie on the night she went missing. They eventually name three persons of interest, but Marie is never found. This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” chronicles a very frustrating cold case about a missing teenage girl in which the full truth has yet to be uncovered.

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

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