The Trail Went Cold – Episode 369 – Update, Part 5

Since “The Trail Went Cold” originally launched in February 2016, we have featured over 400 cold cases on the podcast, a number of which have wound up being solved or experiencing major developments. As a result, we have released a total of five special “update” episodes, but even though our last one came out just over two months ago, there have been a number of new updates since the start of 2024. On this particular episode, we’ll be discussing major developments in the 1970 disappearance of Donna Lass, the 1985 murder of Dexter Stefonek, the 1988 murder of Byron Carr, and the 1945 disappearance of Mary Jane Vangilder.

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

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

Here are the links to our four previous “update” episodes: