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For years, some law enforcement agencies have replaced the faces of traditional playing card decks with images of missing and murdered people and distributed those cards in prisons hoping inmates would come forward with information needed to crack these cold cases wide open. Now, audiochuck is dealing you in. Each week, we will be working with investigators and family members to bring you the details of some of the coldest cases from around the country in hopes that someone listening can finally bring these victims the justice they deserve.

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Roberta Johnson (10 of Diamonds, Florida)

Our card this week is Roberta Johnson, the 10 of Diamonds from Florida. 

In April 1999, U.S. Army veteran Roberta Johnson was joyfully anticipating some major milestones for her family, including the imminent birth of her son who was due any day as well as watching her then-17-year-old daughter, Arkeisha, collect her high school diploma at graduation in coming weeks. But on April 26th, Roberta?s body was found in a shallow grave off a dirt road. Investigators think one man may hold the answers to her murder ... except he hasn?t been willing to talk for over two decades. 

If you have any information about the April 1999 murder of Roberta Johnson and her unborn child or have additional insight into her relationship with Drayton Florence Sr. you?re asked to contact Marion County Sheriff?s Detective Daniel Pinder at 352-368-3508. You can also submit a tip anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Marion County by calling 352-368-7867. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com


 

2022-10-05
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James Winston III (9 of Clubs, Kansas)

Our card this week is James A. Winston, lll, the 9 of Clubs from Kansas. 

James Winston III, a 35-year-old father of six, was waiting for a friend to come over in the wee morning hours of February 16, 2020, when two unknown individuals barged into his apartment and shot him to death. There are many questions still swirling around James? homicide that leave detectives stumped, but there?s one thing those closest to the case are confident about: James knew his killers. 

If you have any information about the murder of James Winston III in February 2020, please contact the Wichita Police Department at 316-268-4609 or email [email protected]

 To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-09-21
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James Rowe, John Spivey and Nancy Spivey (Jack of Spades, Florida)

Our card this week is James Rowe, John Spivey and Nancy Spivey, the Jack of Spades from Florida. 

James Rowe, 60, and his roommates, married couple John and Nancy Spivey, 33 and 37 respectively, spent their last night alive, January 9th, 1991, hosting friends for drinks and card games at their apartment in St. Petersburg, Florida. The three were found bludgeoned to death the following morning. After 31 years, their killer ? or killers ? continues to elude investigators, with just a handful of tips having come in over years. 

If you think you know anything about the January 1991 murders of James Rowe and John and Nancy Spivey you can reach St. Pete Detective Wallace Pavelski directly at 727-893-4823. You can also submit a tip or information anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County, which is offering a cash reward up to $3,000, at 1-800-873-8477.

 


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2022-09-14
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Irving Shuman (5 of Diamonds, Arizona)

Our card this week is Irving Shuman, the 5 of Diamonds from Arizona. 

When a Jewish activist and philanthropist didn?t show up for dinner, his friends and girlfriend didn?t know what to expect. In a matter of minutes, their lives would change forever. Strangled to death in his Phoenix real-estate practice?s office in September 2008, Irving Shuman?s family, co-workers and religious community were baffled. It?s been almost 15 years since Irving?s death, and investigators are still hoping for the tip that?ll break this case wide open. 

If you have any information about the September 2nd, 2008 murder of Irving Shuman, please call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-09-07
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Mary "Frankie" Harvey (Jack of Hearts, Massachusetts)

Our card this week is Mary "Frankie" Harvey, the Jack of Hearts from Massachusetts.

 In November 1980, 13-year-old Frankie Harvey was shot and left to die in a gravel pit in Wrentham, Massachusetts. The Rhode Island girl had vanished on Thanksgiving and while her family was waiting for her to show back up, police in Massachusetts were trying to figure out who she was. Ballistics testing later showed that her murder was connected to the murder of Frank Cannon in Pawtucket, Rhode Island ? but no real investigation involving both cases has been done until now. 

If you have information about Frank Cannon?s 1982 murder, call the Rhode Island cold case tip line at 877-747-6583. 

Or if you know anything about Frankie Harvey?s 1980 murder, please call the Wrentham Police Department at 508-384-2121 or the Massachusetts State Police at 855-627-6583. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com. 
 

2022-08-31
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Jenny Lin (Queen of Hearts, California) Part 2

Our card this week is Jenny Lin, the Queen of Hearts from California. 

 

After days of searching for 14-year-old Jenny Lin?s killer, detectives received some promising tips that left everyone hopeful they?d solve one of the most disturbing murders Alameda County had ever seen. Listen to Part 1 here.

 

If you have any information about the murder of Jenny Lin on May 27, 1994, please contact the Alameda County Sheriff?s Office at 510-667-3636, or call the Jenny Lin hotline at 855-4-JENNY-LIN. There?s currently a $200,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Jenny?s killer. 

 

To donate to the Jenny Lin Foundation visit, jennylinfoundation.org. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-08-24
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Jenny Lin (Queen of Hearts, California) Part 1

Our card this week is Jenny Lin, the Queen of Hearts from California. 

In 1994, the brutal murder of a 14-year-old inside her parents' safe suburban house left a community shaken to its core, because not only had a bright and talented life been suddenly snuffed out, but police struggled to find a motive. And the more clues they uncovered, the more investigators realized the nightmare they were dealing with: Jenny Lin?s murder was more than a crime of opportunity ?it had been carefully planned. For nearly 30 years, Jenny?s murder has weighed on Alameda County and terrorized detectives as they?ve pondered the same question over and over since 1994: why Jenny? 

If you have any information about the murder of Jenny Lin on May 27, 1994, please contact the Alameda County Sheriff?s Office at 510-667-3636, or call the Jenny Lin hotline at 855-4-JENNY-LIN. There?s currently a $200,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Jenny?s killer. 

To donate to the The Jenny Lin Foundation, visit: jennylinfoundation.org

To learn more about The Deck, visit: https://thedeckpodcast.com/ 

2022-08-24
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Marjorie Sue Fithian (Wild Card, Colorado)

Our card this week is Marjorie Sue Fithian, a Wild Card from Colorado.

On the morning of June 24, 1975, Marjorie Fithian and her 18-month-old son were supposed to be taking a bus from Denver to Greeley, Colorado. However, just hours after Marjorie was seen waiting for the bus in Denver, she was found with her son alongside a dirt road in rural Colorado ? she had been shot in the head. For nearly 50 years, detectives in Colorado have been trying to solve her murder. Theories surrounding her gruesome and mysterious death range from a possible serial killer to drug conspiracies, but no leads have ever panned out. This case is one that has haunted everyone who has worked on it over the years, and investigators are desperate to solve it.

If you know anything about the June 1975 murder of Marjorie Fithian in northern Colorado, you?re urged to call the Weld County Sheriff?s Office at 970-304-6464.

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-08-17
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Donna Tattersall (Queens of Spades, Rhode Island)

Our card this week is Donna Tattersall, the Queen of Spades from Rhode Island. 

Donna Tattersall was 24 when she disappeared from the Pawtucket, Rhode Island?s Firehouse Lounge in the early hours of April 22, 1979. That morning, her body was in a nearby parking lot just a few hours after a witness saw a man carry her out of the bar. While many believed police had captured Donna?s killer when their main suspect was tried for her murder, his acquittal prompted Pawtucket residents to believe a killer was still lurking in their midst. 

If you know anything about the murder of Donna Tattersall on April 22nd, 1979, please call the Pawtucket Police Department at 401-727-9100 or the Rhode Island Tip Line at 877-747-6583. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-08-10
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Rachael Runyan (5 of Clubs, Utah)

Our card this week is Racheal Runyan the 5 of Clubs from Utah. 

When Elaine Runyan called her three children in for lunch on August 26, 1982, only two came running. Her youngest, 3-year-old Racheal was missing. One month later, in a discovery that shook the Sunset, UT community to its core, little Rachael Runyan?s body was found. Despite witnesses, an extensive investigation, and relentless efforts by the family, the case went cold and has stayed that way for over 40 years. That is, until recently. 

If you have any information about the 1982 abduction and murder of Rachael Runyan please call the Sunset Police Department at (801) 825-1620. 

 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-08-03
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Melissa Mason and Nicole Glass (6 of Hearts, Arizona)

Our card this week is Melissa Mason and Nicole Glass, the 6 of Hearts from Arizona. 

On the afternoon of December 3rd, 2010, police in Phoenix, Arizona found the bodies of friends Melissa Mason and Nicole Glass, both 27, in the home they shared. Both women, who were killed in different parts of the house, had been strangled. What?s more, Melissa was eight weeks pregnant. Investigators quickly exhausted forensic leads and have yet to arrive at a motive for the triple homicide more than a decade later. 

If you have any information on at all about the murders of Nicole Glass and Melissa ?Bebe? Mason in Phoenix, Arizona ? please contact Detective Dom Roestenberg at 602-534-5920. There?s currently a $9,000 reward if a tip leads to an arrest in the case. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-07-27
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Darwin Vest (King of Hearts, Idaho)

Our Card this week is Darwin Vest, the King of Hearts from Idaho.

On a quiet summer night in 1999, a 48-year-old man disappeared after what appeared to be a normal night out with friends in the sleepy town of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Darwin Vest, known to many as ?spiderman? thanks to his unparalleled knowledge of spiders, left a local bar around 1 a.m. on June 3, 1999 ? then seemingly vanished into thin air. For more than two decades, his case has haunted the residents of Idaho Falls as theories surrounding his case range from a tragic fall into the nearby river to something far more sinister.

If you know anything about the June 1999 disappearance of Darwin Vest aka Spiderman from Idaho Falls, Idaho -  please contact the Idaho Falls Police Department at 208-529-1200. Or you can call the Idaho Cold Case tip line at 1-844-TIP-4040. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-07-20
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Anthony Adams (Ace of Hearts, Utah)

Our card this week is Anthony ?Tony? Adams, the Ace of Hearts from Utah)


In November 1978, 25-year-old Anthony ?Tony? Adams was found viciously murdered in his Salt Lake City apartment. For more than 40 years, Tony?s case has remained unsolved, but not for lack of theories about what might have led up to his slaying. Was Tony targeted for his political beliefs, his sexuality, or his race? Was he the victim of a random robbery? Was this a bar pick-up gone horribly wrong? These are the questions police and community members have pondered over the past four decades that have never been answered.


If you have any information about the murder of Anthony ?Tony? Adams in February of 1978, please call the Salt Lake City Police Department at 801-799-3000. Or you can submit a tip by texting TIP-SLCPD to 274637. His case number is 1978-86442.

 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-07-13
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Shannon Michelle Aumock (6 of Clubs, Arizona)

Our card this week is Shannon Michelle Aumock, the 6 of Clubs from Arizona.

In the spring of 1992, 16-year-old Shannon Aumock had run away from her group home just outside of Phoenix, Arizona. A chronic runaway and member of the foster system since she was 3 years old, Shannon wasn?t reported missing and eventually was legally relinquished from Child Protective Services? care. One month after her disappearance, on May 27, 1992, the search for another missing local girl would uncover a body that wouldn?t be identified for nearly 20 years. For more than two decades, Shannon?s case has kept police on their toes as they navigated her tragic life and a cluster of similar cases in the area to continue to try and uncover the person and reasoning behind her even more tragic end.

If you have any information about the murder of Shannon Aumock, you?re asked to contact Silent Witness Anonymously at 480-948-6377 or 480-837-8446.

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-07-06
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Nicole Silvers (5 of Diamonds, Colorado)

Our card this week is Nicole "Nikki" Silvers, the 5 of Diamonds from Colorado. 

Nikki Silvers was last seen on April 9th, 2014 around 3 a.m. walking into a house in Longmont, Colorado where she had been temporarily living. The 16-year-old has not been seen or heard from since. If you know anything about Nikki?s whereabouts, or what happened to her, please call the Weld County, Colorado, Sheriff?s Office at 970-400-2827. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-06-29
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Mary Beth "Pixie" Grismore (10 of Spades, Indiana)

Our card this week is Mary Beth "Pixie" Grismore, the 10 of Spades from Indiana. 

In February 1978, a 26-year-old mother of two disappeared from her rural Indiana home the day she was scheduled to move to Iowa with her new husband. Months later, she was found strangled to death in the trunk of her own car in Ohio. For more than forty years, Mary Beth ?Pixie? Grismore?s case has haunted law enforcement as they sift through the unanswered questions surrounding her disappearance and murder. Although the case has been ice cold for years, police are hopeful that the tip they need to bring new life to the investigation is right around the corner.

If you have any information on the kidnapping and murder of Mary Beth Grismore AKA ?Pixie? please call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI, that?s Or visit tips.FBI.gov

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-06-22
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Dorothy Kajpust (4 of Diamonds, Idaho)

Our card this week is Dorothy Kajpust, the 5 of Diamonds from Idaho. 

On August 21, 2004, 54-year-old Dorothy Kajpust was staying at a friend?s mobile home in eastern Idaho as a temporary living arrangement when, suddenly, in the early morning hours of that Saturday, an unknown individual entered the home and brutally assaulted Dorothy, leaving her for dead. Five days later, Dorothy passed away in the hospital without regaining consciousness. For nearly two decades, Dorothy?s case has remained unsolved, and the mystery surrounding her death is still just as puzzling for detectives today as it was in 2004.

If you you have any information on the murder of Dorothy Kajpust please, please call Detective Sgt. Joshua Fielding at the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office at 208-529-1200. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-06-15
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David Comparetto (King of Hearts, Florida)

Our card this week is David Comparetto, the King of Hearts from Florida. 

When a 30-year-old man with disabilities is brutally murdered, stuffed into the trunk of his car, and set on fire, law enforcement in Southwest Florida is left in horror and with few clues to follow. For 29 years the crime has gone unsolved but now could be the season of justice for David Comparetto. 

If you have any information about the murder of David Comparetto, please call the Lee County Sheriff?s Office and Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477 -- or you can submit a tip anonymously on their website southwest Florida crime stoppers.com

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com. 
 

 

2022-06-08
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Kétie Memory Jones (5 of Clubs, North Carolina)

Our card this week is Kétie Memory Jones, the 5 of Clubs from North Carolina.

In October 2016, a 26-year-old restaurant hostess in Charlotte, North Carolina, was walking home after a night out with friends when she was gunned down on a sidewalk about half a mile from her house. For years, detectives have explored every possible avenue trying to bring her killer to justice, but with no eyewitnesses and very little evidence, the case grows colder with each passing day. Now, law enforcement is providing new details to the public about Kétie Jones? case in hopes that someone with information will come forward and justice can finally be served. 

If you know who killed Kétie Memory Jones, or think you might have any kind of information about her murder or the suspect?s car, you?re asked to call the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department at 704-336-7600.


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2022-06-01
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Bobby Joe Fritz (5 of Spades, Wisconsin)

Our card this week is Bobby Joe Fritz, the 5 of Spades from Wisconsin. 

 

On May 14, 1983, 5-year-old Bobby Joe Fritz asked his sister to walk him back home after playing a game of kickball with the neighborhood kids in the Wisconsin village of Campbellsport. After walking him toward their house and watching as he made it to the end of their driveway, his sister waved goodbye and returned to kickball ? and that was the last confirmed sighting of Bobby Joe. For nearly four decades, police in Wisconsin have been trying to figure out how Bobby Joe seemingly vanished into thin air. 

 

If you know anything about the 1983 disappearance of Bobby Joseph Fritz, please call the Fond du Lac County Sheriff?s Office at 920-906-4777.

 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-05-25
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Owachige Osceola (8 of Diamonds, Oklahoma)

Our card this week is Owachige Osceola (8 of Diamonds, Oklahoma) 

Recently divorced and living on her own in a new city, 27-year-old Owachige Osceola?s life was in a season of transition before she was killed in the bedroom of her Norman, Oklahoma apartment in September 2013. While the medical examiner who performed her autopsy concluded her cause and manner of death were ?undetermined,? a detective who remains on the case today insists a killer has been allowed to walk free for nearly a decade.

 

Please join us in writing a letter to the Oklahoma Attorney General?s Office calling for a formal independent review of the methodology used during Owachige?s autopsy. Below you will find a prompt you can use and the address to send the letter to.

 

(WHERE TO SEND)

Mr. John O'Connor

Oklahoma Attorney General's Office

313 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

[email protected]

 

To Whom It May Concern:

I'm writing in regard to the criminal investigation related to the mysterious death of Ms. Owachige Osceola in September 2013, which is being conducted by the Norman Police Department.

As you may be aware, Ms. Osceola's cause and manner of death were classified by the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as "undetermined" despite credible evidence that she was intentionally strangled to death in the bedroom of her apartment.

After hearing concerns expressed by Norman Police Department investigators working this case and closely listening to details about the criminal investigation into her death as reported by Audiochuck Podcast Network's "The Deck," I'm deeply troubled that the medical examiner's office has been unwilling to reconsider its original ruling ? directly hindering further investigative efforts to pursue justice for Ms. Osceola and her loved ones.

I implore the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office to reexamine evidence in this case and to insist that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner consider that Ms. Osceola's death was the result of a homicidal act. I also kindly request that this office publicly publish its conclusions in the matter.

Respectfully,

[YOUR FIRST & LAST NAME]

 

 

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2022-05-18
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COUNTERCLOCK: The Death of John Welles

Investigative journalist, Delia D'Ambra, is back with a fourth season of CounterClock. She jumps right into investigating a teenager's mysterious death from 2003 in rural South Florida only to find that nothing is as it seems. Twists and turns are around every corner, and finding the truth of what really happened to 17-year-old John Welles proves to be Delia's most dangerous and difficult journey yet.

2022-05-13
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Dail Dinwiddie (9 of Diamonds, South Carolina)

Our card this week is Dail Dinwiddie, the 9 of Diamonds from South Carolina. 

Dail Dinwiddie, 23, was enjoying a night out with friends after a U2 concert in September 1992 when she disappeared. Dail was last seen leaving a bar in the popular Five Points neighborhood in the early morning hours, after getting separated from her friends. She?s never been seen or heard from since. 

If you know anything about the disappearance, abduction, or murder of Dail Dinwiddie, you're urged to call the Columbia Police Department at 803-749-5836 or call South Carolina Crime Stoppers, where a significant reward is being offered, at 888-CRIME-SC. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-05-11
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BONUS: James Foote (7 of Clubs, Florida) featuring Tommy Ray

Our card today is James Foote, the 7 of Clubs from Florida.

James ?Jimmy? Foote was out for a fun night of karaoke in November 2004 when he was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Office Pub in Fort Myers, Florida. His case, which lacked witnesses or evidence, went unsolved for years until the card with his story on it landed in the hands of the right people who?d been incarcerated with his killer.

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com. To apply for the Cold Case Playing Cards grant through Season of Justice, visit www.seasonofjustice.org

2022-05-07
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Leah Ulbrich (3 of Clubs, Connecticut)

Our card this week is Leah Ulbrich, the 3 of Clubs from Connecticut.

On October 29, 1995, a young mother of two was seen arguing with the driver of a car she was in before she was pushed out of the door and dragged 4-and-a-half miles dangling out of the vehicle. For nearly 30 years, Leah Ulbrich?s case has haunted police in Hartford, Connecticut, but recent breakthroughs in the investigation could mean they?re closer than ever to getting her murder solved.

If you witnessed the horrific murder of Leah Ulbrich in Hartford, Connecticut in October 1995, it?s time to speak up. Or if you?re the anonymous woman who called to report the crime, or if you know who that was, it?s time to tell police. If you have any information at all, call the Connecticut Cold Case Unit at 860-548-0606.

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-05-04
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Randall Leach (4 of Hearts, Idaho)

Our card this week is Randy Leach, the 4 of Hearts from Idaho. 

In 1980, when Randy Leach was 20 years old, he decided to take a break from college to hitchhike through the American west. It was supposed to be a journey of self-discovery and a way for the Wisconsin man to learn about different religions and ways of life, and it was exactly that ? until Leach disappeared from a dairy farm in Idaho. 

If you think you had any interaction with Randy Leach in the fall of 1980 during his travels in the American West, the Sheboygan County Sheriff?s Office in Wisconsin urges you to call them at 920-459-3111. 

 

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2022-04-27
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Cindy Elias (6 of Diamonds, Minnesota)

Our card this week is Cindy Elias, the Six of Diamonds from Minnesota. 

The last time anyone saw Cindy Elias alive was in 1977 when she was enjoying a night out with friends in the small mining town of Virginia, Minnesota. After she was unable to find a ride home, she decided to hitchhike. Her body was found hours later, discarded in a logging field. For 45 years, investigators in northern Minnesota have been trying to solve her murder.

If you or someone you know has information about Cindy?s murder, please call the St. Louis County, Minnesota Sheriff?s Office at 218-471-7134. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-04-20
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Shelton Sanders (Wild Card, South Carolina)

Our card this week is Shelton Sanders, a Wild Card from South Carolina. 

Shelton Sanders was last seen at a house in Columbia, South Carolina, not far from where he worked and went to school. Sanders was helping organize plans for a friend?s bachelor party the night he went missing. The last man to see him alive was later charged with his murder, but it ended in a hung jury. Today, Sanders? family members just want to know where his body is, to give him a proper burial. 

If you want to help The Sanders Family bring Shelton home or learn new information about the person or persons who may have been involved in his case, you can call the Shelton Sanders Anonymous Tip Line at 803-427-4209 or call the Richland County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit at 803-576-3000.

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-04-13
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Ann Kline (8 of Hearts, Indiana)

Our card this week is Ann Kline, the 8 of Hearts from Indiana.

Ann Kline, a loving daughter, wife and teacher, was grading papers in the middle of the afternoon in January 1973 when someone stabbed her repeatedly in the hallway outside her Evansville, Indiana classroom, and left her to die. Detectives have worked for 50 years trying to solve her murder, and today they?re working a lead that could actually close the case for good. 

If you or someone you know has information about Ann?s murder, call 812-436-7979. That?s the main line to the Evansville Police Detective Unit ? and it?s staffed 24/7.

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-04-06
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Eddie and Frances Cizauskas (3 of Clubs, Wisconsin)

Our card this week is Eddie and Frances Cizauskas, the 3 of Clubs from Wisconsin. 

A Wisconsin couple known for their sweet dispositions and hardworking nature were found murdered in a barn near their junkyard in 1988. Bizarre rumors about the murders of Edward and Frances Cizauskas have swirled around for decades, and detectives believe they?re closer than ever to solving the case. 

If you know anything about the 1988 Cizauskas double murder in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, please call the Sheboygan County dispatch at 920-459-3112. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-03-30
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Natasha Warren (4 of Hearts, South Carolina)

Our card this week is Natasha Warren, the 4 of Hearts from South Carolina. 

Natasha Warren, a young mom of two boys, was on her way to work in August 2008 when she got a flat tire and had to pull over. Natasha went to a nearby gas station to call her fiancé for help, but he didn?t answer. Sometime after Natasha returned to her car on the side of the highway she was murdered. Police are still looking for her killer today.

If you know anything about the 2008 murder of Natasha Warren, please call the Richland County Sheriff's Department in Columbia South Carolina at 803-576-3000 or South Carolina Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-03-23
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Donna Lemon (7 of Spades, Idaho)

Our card this week is Donna Lemon, the 7 of Spades from Idaho.

Donna Lemon was having a normal summer in 1973, working in Bozeman, Montana and hanging out with friends, until one day she never showed up to ride horses with one of her friends. Lemon, 20, was found stabbed to death on the banks of the Snake River in Idaho. After almost 50 years ? detectives are still actively working this cold case.

If you or anyone you know has information about Donna Lemon's murder, you're encouraged to call the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office at 208-529-1200.

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-03-16
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LeeAnna Warner (Ace of Hearts, Minnesota)

Our card this week is LeeAnna Warner, the Ace of Hearts from Minnesota. 

LeeAnna Warner, affectionately known as Beaner, was five years old when she disappeared in broad daylight within a two block radius of her family?s Chisholm, Minnesota home. She?s never been seen or heard from in 18 years. 

If you know anything about the 2003 abduction of LeeAnna Warner, please call the Chisholm Police Department at 218-254-7915. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-03-09
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Kelly Dee Wilson (10 of Spades, Ohio)

Our card this week is Kelly Dee Wilson, the 10 of Spades from Ohio. 

R&B radio fans in Dayton, Ohio knew Kelly Dee Wilson as her on air name Nikki Brooks. When Wilson turned up murdered in her apartment after her show in March 2000, the community was shocked. 

If you know anything about Kelly Wilson?s murder in Dayton, Ohio in March 2000, please call the Montgomery County Sheriff?s Office at 937-225-6479 or you can email Detective Phelps directly at [email protected] 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-03-02
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Rebecca Harvey and Steven Hendricks (Q of Clubs and 8 of Hearts, Indiana)

Our cards this week are Rebecca Harvey and Steven Hendricks, the Queen of Clubs and the 8 of Hearts from Indiana.

Rebecca Harvey, an 18-year-old with plans to marry her boyfriend Steven Hendricks, was found dead in a house fire in rural southern Indiana in 1988. Investigators said she was doused with gasoline and set on fire before her killer took off. Steven Hendricks hasn?t been seen since. 

If you have any information about the murder of Rebecca Harvey or the disappearance of Steven Hendricks...you?re asked to call the Indiana State Police Jasper Post at 812-482-1444. 

To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.

2022-02-23
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Silene Eaddy (3 of Diamonds, South Carolina)

Our card this week is Silene Eaddy, the 3 of Diamonds from South Carolina. 

Silene Eaddy, who sometimes asked people to call her Erica, was known for her sharp wit. She was last seen walking away from her adoptive mother?s home in Columbia, South Carolina in 2004. Her body was found later, having been beaten and burned and left in the woods. 

If you know anything about Silene Eaddy's horrific murder, please called Dottie Cronise at the Richland County Case Unit at 1-888-CRIME-SC or 803-576-3000

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2022-02-16
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Stewart Simmons and Margaret Walden (Ace of Diamonds and Ace of Hearts, Colorado)

Our cards this week are Stewart Simmons and Margaret Walden, the Ace of Diamonds and the Ace of Hearts from Colorado.

The bodies of Stewart Simmons and Margaret Walden were found in the fall of 1982 on the banks of the San Juan River, right where Colorado meets New Mexico. For years they went unidentified, and were even buried without names to mark their graves. When a Colorado detective decided to find out who they were, he would go on to find out even more ? uncovering their names, their stories and the likely truth behind their murders, decades after they were killed. 

If you or someone you know has information about the murders of Stewart Simmons and Margaret Walden, please contact the Archuleta County, Colorado Sheriff's Department at 970-264-8430. 

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2022-02-09
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The Deck Mission Statement

The mission for The Deck is to shine a new light on the cases within the cold case playing card decks to hopefully help detectives bring long awaited justice to victims and their loved ones.

We have set up a grant under Season of Justice to offer help to those who are out there in the world trying to get these cases solved. Please visit SeasonOfJustice.org to submit an application if you?re an entity that needs funding to create or continue printing editions of these decks or maybe in need of a financial grant to submit DNA in a homicide case.

Through this new show we want to help close these cases and deliver delayed justice to people who deserve it most. We?ve seen how these playing cards have benefitted cases and it?s our hope that we can help get even more decks out into the world.

2022-02-04
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Raquel Ramirez (7 of Diamonds, Connecticut)

Our card this week is Raquel Ramirez, the 7 of Diamonds from Connecticut. 

The last time Raquel Ramirez?s family saw her, she was sound asleep at home on the couch. For 37 years her family has waited to find out how and why she ended up murdered and left under a highway overpass.

If you know anything about Raquel?s 1985 murder in Hartford, Connecticut, please contact the Chief State?s Attorney Cold Case Unit at 860-548-0606. 

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2022-02-02
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Linda Smith (9 of Hearts, Idaho)

Our card this week is Linda Smith, the 9 of Hearts from Idaho. 

Linda Smith was asleep in her bed in Pocatello, Idaho when she awoke to a man in her bedroom. The man took her, carrying her out through the living room where her little brother Ben was sleeping, and into his van in the back alley. Ben, who was 9 at the time, tried to run after them but was shoved down. He hasn?t seen his sister since, and witnessing her abduction has haunted him for decades.

If you have any information about the abduction and murder of Linda Smith, please contact the Idaho Cold Case Tip Line at 1-844-TIP-4040 or the Pocatello Police Department at 208-234-6100.

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2022-02-02
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Trailer

For years, some law enforcement agencies have replaced the faces of traditional playing card decks with images of missing and murdered people and distributed those cards in prisons hoping inmates would come forward with information needed to crack these cold cases wide open. 

Now, audiochuck is dealing you in. 

Each week, we will be working with investigators and family members to bring you the details of some of the coldest cases from around the country in hopes that someone listening can finally bring these victims the justice they deserve. 

 

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2022-01-14
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