The Trail Went Cold – Episode 217 – Evelyn & Alex Hernandez

May 1, 2002. San Francisco, California. After finishing a phone call with one of her sisters, 24-year old Evelyn Hernandez and her five-year old son, Alex Hernandez, vanish without explanation. At the time, Evelyn was only six days away from giving birth to her second child, but when she fails to resurface by her due date, she is officially reported missing. Over three months later, Evelyn’s torso and legs wash up onshore along San Francisco Bay, but neither Alex nor the fetus for Evelyn’s unborn son, Fernando, can be found. It turns out that Fernando’s biological father was a married man whom Evelyn had been having an affair with, but no evidence is found to link him or anyone else to this crime. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we cover a story involving a murdered mother and a missing boy which is often compared to the famous Laci & Scott Peterson case.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the San Francisco Police Department at (413) 553-1071.

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

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.