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  • The Trail Went Cold – Episode 73 – Dexter Stefonek

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    November 19, 1985. Dawson County, Montana. After leaving his son’s farm in Oregon the previous day to take a lengthy road trip back to his home in Wisconsin, 67-year old Dexter Stefonek disappears and his burning car is discovered at an isolated rest area. Only a half hour earlier, a witness had seen an unidentified man driving Dexter’s car into the rest area and he appeared to be carrying two containers of gasoline. Three-and-a-half months later, Dexter’s body is discovered at a remote dumpsite and it turns out he has been beaten and shot twice in the head. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we examine the baffling, senseless unsolved murder of Dexter Stefonek, whose killer remains unidentified.

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    “The Trail Went Cold” will be appearing alongside other true crime podcasts at a “A Canadian Crime Podcast Event” on July 22 at The Hideout in Toronto. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets for only $10, please visit here.

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

    All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 72 – Blair Adams

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    July 11, 1996. Knoxville, Tennessee. The body of 31-year old Blair Adams is discovered in a parking lot. He is nude from the waist down with $4,000 worth of American, Canadian and German currency scattered around his body, and the cause of death is determined to be a violent blow which ruptured his stomach. Blair hails from Surrey, British Columbia and had suddenly quit his job three days earlier before embarking on a 4,000-mile cross-country trip. He had been exhibiting paranoid behaviour and seemed convinced someone was trying to kill him, but shortly after arriving in Knoxville, he inexplicably wound up dead under bizarre circumstances. This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” covers a highly requested mystery, which ranks as one of the all-time most baffling unsolved deaths. Special thanks to listener Christy Tarver for providing the opening narration for this episode.

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

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 71 – Lulu Courchesne

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    October 18, 1987. Rochester, New Hampshire. 34-year old Alene “Lulu” Courchesne is found strangled to death next to a turnpike outside of town. Even though Lulu is engaged to someone else, she had gone out on a date the previous night with a man named Rick McCue. Rick is eventually charged with Lulu’s murder and found guilty at trial, even though compelling evidence seems to point to the brother of Lulu’s fiancée. After allegations of jury misconduct cause his conviction to be overturned, Rick receives a new trial and is acquitted in 1993, but no one else is ever charged with Lulu Courchesne’s murder. Did Rick McCue actually commit this crime, or did the real perpetrator get away with it? This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” examines a controversial murder case which has yet to find a complete resolution after 30 years.

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    “The Trail Went Cold” will be appearing alongside other true crime podcasts at a “A Canadian Crime Podcast Event” on July 22 at The Hideout in Toronto. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets for only $10, please visit here.

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

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 70 – Tabitha Tuders & Heaven LaShae Ross

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    April 29, 2003. Nashville, Tennessee. 13-year old Tabitha Tuders leaves her house for school and is last seen walking through her neighbourhood towards her bus stop. Tabitha never boards the bus or arrives at school and when she fails to return home that evening, she is reported missing. Less than four months later, another young girl goes missing when 11-year old Heaven LaShae Ross also disappears after leaving her home to catch the school bus in Northport, Alabama. Shae’s remains are discovered underneath an abandoned house three years later, but her death remains unsolved and Tabitha Tuders is never found. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we examine two unsolved cold cases involving girls who vanished under very similar circumstances and the possibility that they might be connected.

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    "The Trail Went Cold" will be appearing alongside other true crime podcasts at a "A Canadian Crime Podcast Event" on July 22 at The Hideout in Toronto. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets for only $10, please visit here.

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

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 69 – Jacqueline Levitz

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    November 18, 1995. Vicksburg, Mississippi. 62-year old Jacqueline Levitz, the wealthy widowed heiress to a furniture empire, vanishes from her home. Two days later, blood stains and evidence of a violent struggle are discovered inside her bedroom, creating the impression that Jacqueline met with foul play. Over the years, numerous suspects would be investigated, including members of Jacqueline’s family, her recently deceased husband’s family, workmen from a construction crew remodelling her home, and a mother-and-son con artist duo who would be convicted of the murder of another wealthy missing woman years later. However, no has ever been linked to Jacqueline Levitz’s unsolved disappearance, so this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” will explore all the different theories of what might have happened.

    “The Trail Went Cold” will be appearing on podcast row at CrimeCon 2018 from May 4th-6th at the Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville. Listeners can receive a 10% discount on their ticket purchase by using the code “TTWC”.

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

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 68 – Ambrose Small

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    December 2, 1919. Toronto, Ontario. Ambrose Small, a wealthy 56-year old theater tycoon, has just completed a deal to sell off all his holdings for $1.7 million. After having a meeting with his lawyer at his office at the Grand Opera House, Small vanishes without a trace. Over the years, suspicion would be directed at numerous suspects, including Small’s wife and his personal secretary, who fled the country after stealing some of Small’s bonds. However, there was never enough evidence to implicate anyone and the case would even veer into supernatural territory after there were reported sightings of Small’s ghost haunting one of his former theatres. After 68 full-length episodes and 32 minisodes, “The Trail Went Cold” has officially released its 100th episode and to commemorate the occasion, we have travelled back nearly 100 years to cover one of Canada’s most famous unsolved mysteries. Special thanks to listeners Heather Jones, Laura Fulks, Andrea Canfield, Abbey Martin and Casey Brandt for narrating sections of today’s episode.

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 67 – Steve Sandlin

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    May 7, 1988. Mountainair, New Mexico. Steve Sandlin, a 21-year old rookie with the local police department, is found dead inside the station. He has been shot in the head and since the police chief pushes forward the theory that Steve’s death was either suicide or an accident, it is officially classified as “undetermined”. However, Steve’s family becomes suspicious when they discover several bags of marijuana planted inside his house and learn that Steve had recently arrested a local resident who was involved in drug dealing. Information is uncovered to suggest that Steve may have been the victim of a conspiracy involving other police officers and it would be several years before his death is reclassified as a homicide. This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” covers our first unsolved cold case involving the death of a police officer.

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

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  • 00:07:12

    The Trail Went Cold – Special Announcement – Patreon

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    April 5, 2018. Listeners of the “The Trail Went Cold” wake up to discover that after producing content for over two years, the podcast has suddenly made an appearance on Patreon. So I guess you could say… thank you for supporting our show!

    That’s right, “The Trail Went Cold” is finally available on Patreon and we are going to be offering some great bonus rewards for our listeners. In fact, some of our rewards are so unique that we have decided to release a brief minisode containing our official announcement, along with detailed explanations about our different tiers, and the bonuses and exclusive content we will be offering. We hope you will join us for the next big step in our podcast’s journey, so please visit our new Patreon page at patreon.com/thetrailwentcold.

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 66 – Valerie Percy

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    September 18, 1966. Kenilworth, Illinois. 21-year old Valerie Percy, the daughter of Illinois Senatorial candidate Charles Percy, is bludgeoned and stabbed to death in her bedroom by an unknown intruder who has broken into her family’s affluent home. Valerie’s stepmother enters the room and catches a brief glimpse of the perpetrator, but he manages to flee the scene. Over the years, numerous potential suspects would pop up on the radar, but no one is conclusively linked to the crime. Could Valerie have been the victim of a burglary gone wrong? Or was the killer a suspect whose family lived in the same neighbourhood? On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we examine the brutal unsolved murder of a victim who hailed from one of Illinois’s most prominent families.

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

    All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 65 – Kristen Tomlin

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    November 13, 1981. Stinson Beach, California. 44-year old John Paul Russell and 34-year old Bob Dozier emerge from the Pacific Ocean, claiming that their yacht, the Freedom II, sank after a large freighter crashed into them. John’s 30-year old wife, Suzanne Russell, and their 20-year old friend, Kristen Tomlin, were also on the boat and presumed drowned. However, when no trace of the Freedom II can be found, investigators begin to suspect that the whole incident is an elaborate scam orchestrated by the two men. Evidence also suggests that Suzanne Russell may have been in on the scam and faked her own death. After hiding out as fugitives for over a decade, John Paul Russell and Bob Dozier are captured and serve time in prison for fraud, but no trace of Kristen Tomlin is ever found. Was Kristen also a part of the scam and did she stage her own disappearance? Or was she an innocent victim who fell prey to some con artists? This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” covers an incredibly bizarre fraud scheme involving a missing boat which eventually turned into an unsolved missing persons case.

    “The Trail Went Cold” will be appearing on podcast row at CrimeCon 2018 from May 4th-6th at the Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville. Listeners can receive a 10% discount on their ticket purchase by using the code “TTWC”.

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

    All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 64 – Reet Jurvetson

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    November 16, 1969. Los Angeles, California. The murdered body of a young white female is discovered on a ravine overlooking Mulholland Canyon. She has been stabbed 157 times, but since she cannot be identified, the victim simply becomes known as "Jane Doe 59". 46 years later, DNA testing officially identifies her as 19-year old Reet Jurvetson, a Swedish-born Canadian citizen who had travelled to California before she went missing. Numerous theories surround the crime: was Reet an unconfirmed victim of the Manson Family? Or could her death be connected to an unidentified boyfriend named "Jean", whom she was visiting before she was killed? On this week's episode of "The Trail Went Cold", we chronicle the brutal unsolved murder of a woman who regained her identity after four decades.

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

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 63 – Andre Bryant, Christopher Dansby, and Shane Walker

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    March 29, 1989. Brooklyn, New York. A 22-year old African-American woman named Monique Rivera and her six-week old son, Andre Bryant, leave on a shopping trip with two unidentified women, but never return. The following day, Monique's murdered body is discovered in a wooded area, but Andre is nowhere to be found. Within the next four-and-a-half months, two more African-American infants from the New York City area, two-year old Christopher Dansby and 20-month old Shane Walker, are abducted under strikingly similar circumstances from the same playground and never seen again. Could there have been a connection between the disappearances of Andre, Christopher and Shane? We will be examining all three of these unsolved cases on this week's episode of "The Trail Went Cold". Special thanks to listener Cecily Cooper for narrating the opening of this episode.

    Also, please check out the Charley Project pages for all three of these missing infants:
    http://charleyproject.org/case/andre-terrence-bryant
    http://charleyproject.org/case/christopher-milton-dansby
    http://charleyproject.org/case/shane-anthony-walker

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 62 – Dottie Caylor

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    June 12, 1985. Concord, California. Dottie Caylor, a 41-year old woman with a history of struggles with agoraphobia, is allegedly dropped off at a train station by her husband, Jule Caylor, before she leaves on a trip. The following day, Jule finds Dottie's car in another train station's parking lot with her purse inside, but Dottie does not return from her trip and is never heard from again. Over the next few years, suspicion would fall upon Jule after some surprise revelations, including a secret engagement to another woman at the time Dottie went missing and an anonymous letter accusing him of murder. Was Jule responsible for Dottie's disappearance or did she disappear voluntarily to start a new life? This week's episode of "The Trail Went Cold" examines one of our most highly requested missing persons cases.

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 61 – Trevor Deely

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    December 8, 2000. Dublin, Ireland. After spending a rainy evening at a staff Christmas party, 22-year old Trevor Deely walks from a nightclub to his place of employment, the Bank of Ireland Asset Management headquarters. Trevor chats with a co-worker and grabs an umbrella, but after leaving the building to walk home and passing by an ATM camera over ten minutes later, he vanishes without a trace. CCTV footage would show an unidentified man standing outside Trevor's workplace and interacting him with that night. Was this man involved in Trevor's disappearance? For the first time, "The Trail Went Cold" will be travelling to Ireland to cover one of their most famous unsolved missing persons cases.

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  • The Trail Went Cold – Episode 60 – The Circleville Letters Case

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    August 19, 1977. Circleville, Ohio. After receiving a phone call, an angry Ron Gillispie frantically drives away from his home and dies after crashing into a tree. For the past several months, Ron's wife, Mary Gillispie, had been receiving anonymous threatening letters expressing anger about her alleged affair with another man. In total, over a thousand anonymous letters would be sent to residents of the area during this time period. Five-and-a-half years later, Mary would find a homemade booby trap containing a gun belonging to Ron's former brother-in-law, Paul Freshour. Paul is accused of being the author of the anonymous letters and spends ten years in prison for Mary's attempted murder, but the threatening letters continue to be sent while Paul is incarcerated. Was Paul Freshour the mysterious "Circleville Writer" or was he framed and wrongly imprisoned? For our special two-year anniversary show of "The Trail Went Cold", we will be chronicling a case which was voted on by our listeners: the bizarre saga of "The Circleville Letters". Special thanks to listener Jamie Sciullo for narrating the opening of this episode, and Tyler from "The Minds of Madness" podcast for providing the voice of the Circleville Writer.

    Also, a big thanks to Esther Gamez for providing us with another terrific piece of cover art for this episode. Be sure to check out Esther’s Facebook and Tumblr pages to see more of her artwork.


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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 59 – Maureen Fields and Jodine Serrin

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    February 14, 2006. Pahrump, Nevada. While working her shift at a bank, 41-year old Maureen Fields expresses concern that something is going to happen to her. The following day, Maureen fails to show up for work and her husband, Paul Fields, claims he last saw her when she left the house that morning. Maureen's abandoned car is discovered in the desert, but she is nowhere to be found and her husband immediately comes under suspicion. Years later, DNA evidence from the scene is matched to a convicted sex offender named Keith Wayne Holmes, but since he is suffering from dementia, Holmes is unable to provide answers about what happened before he passes away.

    February 14, 2007. Carlsbad, California. After not hearing from her, the concerned parents of 39-year old Jodine Serrin, who suffers from a mental disability, arrive at her condo. Jodine's father enters her bedroom and sees what appears to be a man engaged in sexual activity with his daughter. While the Serrins wait in the living room, the man sneaks out and Jodine's parents are horrified to discover their daughter has been murdered and that they unknowingly came face-to-face with her killer, who assaulted Jodine after she was already dead! To learn more information about this case, including a composite sketch of the suspect, please visit the website, jodineserrin.net.

    This week's edition of "The Trail Went Cold" is a special double feature episode which will be chronicling two unsolved cold cases which took place on Valentine's Day.

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 58 – The Mathis Family Murders

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    September 8, 1981. Mount Vernon, South Dakota. 30-year old John Mathis contacts police to inform them that he has been shot in the arm after a struggle with a masked attacker on his farm. When police arrive, they discover that John's wife, LaDonna Mathis, and their two children, four-year old Brian and two-year old Patrick, have been shot to death. While John claims the masked attacker was responsible, investigators find a number of discrepancies in his story. John is eventually charged with murdering his wife and two sons, but when he goes on trial, the jury acquits him. Were LaDonna, Brian and Patrick actually killed by an unknown assailant? Or did John Mathis get away with the murder of his family? We examine both sides of this harrowing and controversial case on this week's episode of "The Trail Went Cold".

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 57 – Patrick Sean Kelly

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    May 5, 1996. Tijuana, Mexico. A young man is struck by a motorcycle while running across the highway and dies in hospital six days later. Three weeks pass before he is identified as Patrick Sean Kelly, a 22-year old Canadian film student who had gone missing from the University of Southern California. There are a number of suspicious discrepancies to suggest there is more to Patrick's death than a simple accident, as his ATM card is used and his vehicle is driven after he is hospitalized. The evidence also shows that Patrick may have travelled to Mexico with another young man, but this person is never identified. What compelled Patrick to make this trip? If he travelled with someone else, what happened to them? Was Patrick's death really caused by the motorcycle accident, or did the local authorities orchestrate a cover-up? These are just some of the unanswered questions in this week's baffling episode of "The Trail Went Cold", which chronicles an unexplained death which turned into a nightmare of jurisdictional red tape.

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    "The Trail Went Cold" will be appearing on podcast row at CrimeCon 2018 from May 4th-6th at the Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville. Listeners can receive a 10% discount on their ticket purchase by using the code “TTWC”.

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

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 56 – Mary Marrs Cawein

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    July 5, 1965. Lexington, Kentucky. After a night of heavy drinking with her husband and another couple, 39-year old Mary Marrs Cawein returns home. When morning hits, Mary is found dead in her bedroom chair and an autopsy would reveal she was murdered after ingesting carbolic acid. Suspicion immediately falls upon Mary’s husband, Dr. Madison Cawein, who had conducted affairs with two other women during their marriage. However, the case is further complicated by strange actions from Madison’s former mistress and the jealous husband of his current mistress, causing them to also become potential suspects. So who was actually responsible for the death of Mary Marrs Cawein? This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” almost resembles a soap opera, as we chronicle a very bizarre whodunit which has been dubbed the “Carbolic Acid Cocktail Murder”.

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    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 55 – Gary Grant Jr.

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    January 12, 1984. Atlantic City, New Jersey. Seven-year old Gary Grant Jr., the son of a local police detective, leaves his home after telling his mother he is meeting someone for an appointment. Two days later, Gary’s body is discovered in a vacant lot after he has been bludgeoned to death with a pipe. A 12-year old friend of Gary’s named Carl “Boo” Mason soon confesses to the murder and is charged with the crime, but since Boo has a mental disability and a low IQ, his confession is thrown out and the charges are dropped. Over the next three decades, Gary’s father would be taunted by cryptic graffiti and also uncover a recording of an anonymous 911 caller confessing to the crime. Was Boo Mason involved in the murder of Gary Grant Jr. or was someone else responsible? On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we examine the incredibly tragic unsolved murder of a police officer’s son.

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