August 15, 1958. Boulder County, Colorado. While attending Camp St. Malo, a Catholic boys’ summer camp, a ten-year old hearing-impaired boy named Bobby Bizup vanishes without a trace. Nearly one year later, some of Bobby’s skeletal remains are discovered on a mountainside three miles from the camp and it is initially believed that he got lost and died of exposure. However, an investigation into child sexual abuse allegations against Catholic priests eventually reveals that some of these accused individuals worked as counsellors at Camp St. Malo during the time period Bobby went missing. In 2021, a man comes forward and provides the authorities with a skull which he claims had been given to him by his father. While DNA testing has not yet been performed, there is speculation that the skull belonged to Bobby and that foul play and a cover-up may have taken place. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore the unexplained death of Bobby Bizup, which has recently returned to the spotlight because of a shocking scandal.
If you have any information about this case, please call the National Park Services’ Investigative Services Branch tip line at (888) 653-0009.
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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.
All music is composed by Vince Nitro.