The Trail Went Cold – Episode 271 – The Feeney Family Murders

February 27, 1995. Springfield, Missouri. The bodies of 35-year old Cheryl Feeney and her two children – six-year old Tyler and 19-month old Jennifer – are all discovered inside their separate bedrooms at their residence. Cheryl and Tyler have been bludgeoned to death while Jennifer was strangled and the house is completely ransacked. Even though the family’s 35-year old patriarch, Jon Feeney, was attending a conference at a resort 90 miles away, investigators suspect that he drove back home in the middle of the night to commit the crime before driving back to the resort to fabricate an alibi for himself. One year later, Jon is charged with three counts of murder, but since no conclusive evidence links him to the crime scene, he winds up being acquitted at trial. Did Jon Feeney get away with the murders of his wife and children or was someone else responsible? On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore the controversial saga of the Feeney family murders.

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Additional Reading:

“Missing or Murdered in Missouri: Unsolved and Solved Cases” by Barbara Kemm-Highton

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

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