July 31, 1986. Silver Spring, Maryland. The body of 19-year old Keith Warren is found in a wooded area, hanging from a tree in a noose. Even though there are some unexplained discrepancies, as well as suspicious behaviour from the authorities, Keith’s death is ruled to be a suicide. Nearly six years later, Keith’s mother receives an envelope containing never-before-seen photos of the crime scene, revealing that Keith’s body had been dressed in clothing which did not belong to him. When Keith’s body is exhumed, an autopsy reveals the presence of toxic chemicals in his system, and a former acquaintance of Keith’s who may have had information about the case also turns up dead in a suspicious accident. In spite of these new developments, the authorities refuse to waver from their original suicide ruling. Did Keith Warren really take his own life, or was a massive cover-up orchestrated to cover up his death? This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” offers an in-depth exploration into a very controversial case.
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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.
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