The Trail Went Cold – Episode 210 – Carol Woolsoncroft

August 4, 1984. Fort Myers, Florida. 20-year old Carol Woolsoncroft fails to show up for her shift at her workplace and is never heard from again. Three days later, Carol’s parents return home from vacation and discover her car parked outside their residence, as well as a note from Carol’s boyfriend, Eugene LaFaye Jr., who claims she has gone missing without explanation. Due to their troubled relationship, there is evidence to suggest that Eugene was responsible for Carol’s disappearance, but even though he eventually goes to prison for another murder, he never admits any involvement. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore the unsolved disappearance of Carol Woolsoncroft, a case which was personally requested by her niece, Daphne Woolsoncroft, the co-host of the true crime podcast, “Going West: True Crime”.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000.

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

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.