The Trail Went Cold – Episode 158 – Ezzat Aboul-Hosn

May 20, 1982. Kendall, Florida. A fire breaks out at the home of 30-year old Ezzat Aboul-Hosn and a badly burned body is found pinned underneath a car inside his garage. The body is tentatively identified as Ezzat and after it is determined that a leaky fuel line caused the fire, his death is ruled to be accidental. However, after Ezzat’s sister collects on a substantial life insurance policy, investigators become suspicious and eventually discover that the victim’s teeth do not match Ezzat’s dental records. Evidence suggests that Ezzat faked his death and fled to his home county of Lebanon, but he is never actually found. Did Ezzat Aboul-Hosn successfully get away with murder? If so, then who was the unidentified man killed in the fire? We shall attempt to answer these questions, as we explore one of the most bizarre stories we’ve ever covered on this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”.

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Additional Reading:

The Argus-Press (Feb. 19, 1983)

The Lewiston Daily Sun (Feb. 21, 1983)

The Lakeland Ledger (March 4, 1983)

Detroit Free Press (March 4, 1983)

The Dispatch (March 5, 1983)

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