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Trace Evidence is a weekly true crime podcast that focuses on unsolved cases, from chilling murders to missing persons. Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines each case, diving deep into the evidence and exploring the theories which revolve around them. For each unsolved case, there are the victims and their families, who want answers and the abductors and murders who hide the truth.Visit www.trace-evidence.com for more information.

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Latest Episodes

096 - The Disappearance of Margaret Ellen Fox

Ad-free AvailableOn June 24th, 1974. fourteen year old Margaret Ellen Fox stepped onto the 8:40am bus to Mount Holly, NJ, some seven miles from her home. She'd recently been hired on as a babysitter and was eager to start her new job. However, Margaret would never return home.When Margaret didn't arrive back home, her family began searching and soon discovered that not only did the number to her employer trace to a payphone but the man himself, John Marshall, did not exist. Several days later the Fox family received a call from the alleged abductor, demanding $10,000 and then they never heard from him again.For the last forty-five years the mystery of Margaret's disappearance has haunted her family and Burlington, New Jersey. What became of the young woman and what is the true identity of her abductor?For more information please visit: https://www.trace-evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www....

57 MIN3 d ago
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096 - The Disappearance of Margaret Ellen Fox

B002 - The Phoenix Lights

Exclusive EpisodeIn March of 1997, hundreds of residents of Phoenix and surrounding cities noted a triangular formation of lights in the sky. The military said it was flares, but over the past twenty years, more questions have risen and fewer answers have been given. Was this a natural phenomenon, some kind of futuristic technology or something otherworldly?

56 MIN2 w ago
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095 - Annandale Jane Doe

Ad-free Available**This week's episode is Sponsored by Solid Gold. Visit SolidGoldPet.com/Trace for 30% off your first order.On December 18th, 1996, an unknown woman walked into Pleasant Valley Memorial Park in Annandale Virginia. Once inside she proceeded to the area in which children are buried and set herself a place, including placing a small Christmas tree. There she took her own life and left behind no clues as to her identity.Over the past twenty-three years, many have tried to determine who Annandale Jane Doe was, what led her to that particular cemetery, and ultimately, why she chose to end her own life? However, Jane Doe went out of her way to ensure her identity would never be discovered prompting the question: are some mysteries best left unsolved?For more information please visit: https://www.trace-evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www.facebook.com/groups/traceevidencepodMusic C...

52 MIN2 w ago
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095 - Annandale Jane Doe

094 - The Murder of Georgette Bauerdorf

Ad-free AvailableTwenty year old Georgette Bauerdorf was an oil fortune heiress living in West Hollywood in the 1940s. A very giving and kind woman, Georgette garnered a reputation for offering money, meals and even places to stay for soldiers preparing to ship out for World War 2.In her evenings, Georgette worked as a junior hostess at the famous Hollywood Canteen, a club designed to give soliders a last good taste of America before heading to Europe or the Pacific. Here Georgette met and befriended many soldiers, dancing, laughing and spending time together.In October of 1944, Georgette had plans to fly to Texas to meet a soldier she'd gotten close to. Unfortunately, she would never make the trip. On the evening of October 11th, Georgette was murdered in her apartment and seventy-five years later, her killer's identity remains unknown. Who murdered Georgette and why? Was it jealousy? Was it random? Or was it committed by someone she knew and trusted?Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www.facebook.com/groups/traceevidencepodMusic Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Sources: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39060607/georgette-elise-bauerdorf | https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/constance-cartwright-obituary?pid=170213717 | https://www.google.com/maps/place/8493+Fountain+Ave,+West+Hollywood,+CA+90069/@34.093728,-118.3764941,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c2bebc23e95437:0x48fb556a7394d15d!8m2!3d34.093015!4d-118.3758772 | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Dandridge | https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Georgette_Bauerdorf | https://prezi.com/p/yu8rgto37m1h/the-murder-of-georgette-bauerdorf/ | http://www.iamnotastalker.com/2014/10/13/the-el-palacio-apartments/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Service_Organizations | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Canteen | https://ladailymirror.com/2018/12/27/dec-27-1947-youth-questioned-in-georgette-bauerdorf-killing/ | https://the-line-up.com/georgette-bauerdorf-unsolved | https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1817&dat=19441013&id=5uU-AAAAIBAJ&sjid=E00MAAAAIBAJ&pg=6514,4156220 | https://morbidology.com/a-hollywood-crime-georgette-bauerdorf/ | https://www.unsolvedcasebook.com/georgette-bauerdorf/ | https://ladailymirror.com/2014/12/02/georgette-bauerdorf-an-unsolved-murder-part-29/ |

53 MIN3 w ago
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094 - The Murder of Georgette Bauerdorf

093 - The Mysterious Murder of Judy Smith

Ad-free Available**This week's episode is Sponsored by Solid Gold. Visit SolidGoldPet.com/Trace for 30% off your first order.In April of 1997, fifty year old Judy Smith attended a conference with her husband, Jeffrey, in Philadelphia. While the conference was work for Jeffrey, Judy planned to do some sightseeing during the day and then spend evenings with her husband. Unfortunately, Judy would mysteriously vanish.For five months investigators worked the case, casting a lot of suspicion onto Judy's husband who always maintained his innocence. Then, five months later, in September of 1997, Judy's remains were recovered from Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina. She had been the victim of homicide and while catching her killer was a top priority there were many unanswered questions.How did Judy find herself in Western North Carolina, why hadn't she told anyone about her plans to go there and who made the horrible decision to end her life?For more information please visit: https://www.trace-evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www.facebook.com/groups/traceevidencepodMusic Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Sources: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/nfsnc/recarea/?recid=48114 | https://naturalatlas.com/picnic-areas/stony-fork-2113153 | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pisgah_National_Forest | https://mycitypaper.com/articles/072497/article015.shtml | https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2018/01/31/blue-ridge-parkway-rape-case-asheville-still-unsolved/1082444001/ | https://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20000307/styles-killer-could-be-out-in-20-years | https://www.citizen-times.com/story/life/2017/11/08/murders-our-forests-still-haunting-decade-later/834298001/ | https://mountainx.com/news/community-news/asheville_man_charged_with_assault_and_kidnapping_also_person_of_interest_i/ | https://mountainx.com/news/012010buzz1/ | https://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20000307/man-gets-to-plead-second-degree-murder-for-lack-of-evidence |

65 MINOCT 8
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093 - The Mysterious Murder of Judy Smith

Update - The Disappearance of Christian Ferguson

Ad-free AvailableIn Episode 75 of Trace Evidence I examined the case of nine year old Christian Ferguson who had gone missing after the SUV he had been left it was allegedly stolen. Two hours later, when the SUV was located, Christian was nowhere to be found. For many the prime suspect was Christian's own father, Dewan, who had been driving the SUV that morning.Now, some sixteen years later, charges have finally been filed and Christian will, hopefully soon, receive justice.St. Louis Post Dispatch article: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/disabled-boy-went-missing-years-ago-now-father-is-charged/article_b99e2726-d51f-5782-bba8-e80012be19b5.htmlWounded Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

7 MINOCT 5
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Update - The Disappearance of Christian Ferguson

092 - The Abduction and Murder of Christine Jessop

Ad-free Available**This week's episode is Sponsored by Solid Gold. Visit SolidGoldPet.com/Trace for 30% off your first order.On October 3rd, 1984, nine year old Christine Jessop vanished from the streets of Queensville, Ontario. For months searchers looked everywhere, but no trace could be found. Sadly, on New Years Eve, they made the horrifying discovery of her remains.While police zeroed in on a suspect, a lot of questions were being ignored. When that suspect was officially charged, police told the public they had caught the killer. After years of legal wrangling, DNA evidence finally exonerated their suspect. A decade after Christine’s murder, the first real investigation began. However, so much time had passed and so much information had been ignored, it was almost too insurmountable to overcome.Now, thirty-five years later, Christine’s killer still walks free while a smile of his DNA is in the hands of police. Will the killer ever be caught or will Christine’s family perpetually wonder who ...

65 MINOCT 1
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092 - The Abduction and Murder of Christine Jessop

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62 MINSEP 29
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091 - The Disappearance of Dail Dinwiddie

Ad-free AvailableOn September 23rd, 1992, twenty-three year old Dail Dinwiddie went to a U2 concert at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.Following the concert, Dail and her friends went to a local bar, Jungle Jim’s, for a few drinks and dancing. When Dail became separated from her friends, they assumed she’d gotten a ride home. She hadn’t and for the next twenty minutes she searched for them.Finally leaving the bar at approximately 1:30am, Dail walked north on Hayden Street, last being seen at its intersection with Greene St. She has never been seen again.What happened to Dail Dinwiddie? Was she the victim of a random crime, the target of a serial killer or perhaps was she taken by someone she knew and trusted?Visit: Himalaya.com/TraceEvidence and use Promo Code: Evidence for one free month of premium access to Trace Evidence ad free episodes.For more information please visit: https://www.trace-evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/Tra...

62 MINSEP 25
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091 - The Disappearance of Dail Dinwiddie

090 - The Horrifying Murder of Little Jane Doe

Ad-free AvailableOn February 28th, 1983, two men made a grisly discovery in the basement of an abandoned building in St. Louis, Missouri. There, beneath some debris, they discovered the lifeless body of a young black female. The victim had been bound, assaulted, strangled and decapitated post mortem.Due to the absence of a head, identifying the victim would prove challenging and any connections that could be made to a possible suspect based on that ID was impossible. The child was given the name of Little Jane Doe, and for nearly forty years, her murder has haunted the St. Louis Police Department.Who is Little Jane Doe, who murdered her and will she ever receive justice?Visit: Himalaya.com/TraceEvidence and use Promo Code: Evidence for one free month of premium access to Trace Evidence ad free episodes.For more information please visit: https://www.trace-evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www...

67 MINSEP 18
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Latest Episodes

096 - The Disappearance of Margaret Ellen Fox

Ad-free AvailableOn June 24th, 1974. fourteen year old Margaret Ellen Fox stepped onto the 8:40am bus to Mount Holly, NJ, some seven miles from her home. She'd recently been hired on as a babysitter and was eager to start her new job. However, Margaret would never return home.When Margaret didn't arrive back home, her family began searching and soon discovered that not only did the number to her employer trace to a payphone but the man himself, John Marshall, did not exist. Several days later the Fox family received a call from the alleged abductor, demanding $10,000 and then they never heard from him again.For the last forty-five years the mystery of Margaret's disappearance has haunted her family and Burlington, New Jersey. What became of the young woman and what is the true identity of her abductor?For more information please visit: https://www.trace-evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www....

57 MIN3 d ago
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096 - The Disappearance of Margaret Ellen Fox

B002 - The Phoenix Lights

Exclusive EpisodeIn March of 1997, hundreds of residents of Phoenix and surrounding cities noted a triangular formation of lights in the sky. The military said it was flares, but over the past twenty years, more questions have risen and fewer answers have been given. Was this a natural phenomenon, some kind of futuristic technology or something otherworldly?

56 MIN2 w ago
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B002 - The Phoenix Lights

095 - Annandale Jane Doe

Ad-free Available**This week's episode is Sponsored by Solid Gold. Visit SolidGoldPet.com/Trace for 30% off your first order.On December 18th, 1996, an unknown woman walked into Pleasant Valley Memorial Park in Annandale Virginia. Once inside she proceeded to the area in which children are buried and set herself a place, including placing a small Christmas tree. There she took her own life and left behind no clues as to her identity.Over the past twenty-three years, many have tried to determine who Annandale Jane Doe was, what led her to that particular cemetery, and ultimately, why she chose to end her own life? However, Jane Doe went out of her way to ensure her identity would never be discovered prompting the question: are some mysteries best left unsolved?For more information please visit: https://www.trace-evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www.facebook.com/groups/traceevidencepodMusic C...

52 MIN2 w ago
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095 - Annandale Jane Doe

094 - The Murder of Georgette Bauerdorf

Ad-free AvailableTwenty year old Georgette Bauerdorf was an oil fortune heiress living in West Hollywood in the 1940s. A very giving and kind woman, Georgette garnered a reputation for offering money, meals and even places to stay for soldiers preparing to ship out for World War 2.In her evenings, Georgette worked as a junior hostess at the famous Hollywood Canteen, a club designed to give soliders a last good taste of America before heading to Europe or the Pacific. Here Georgette met and befriended many soldiers, dancing, laughing and spending time together.In October of 1944, Georgette had plans to fly to Texas to meet a soldier she'd gotten close to. Unfortunately, she would never make the trip. On the evening of October 11th, Georgette was murdered in her apartment and seventy-five years later, her killer's identity remains unknown. Who murdered Georgette and why? Was it jealousy? Was it random? Or was it committed by someone she knew and trusted?Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www.facebook.com/groups/traceevidencepodMusic Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Sources: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39060607/georgette-elise-bauerdorf | https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/constance-cartwright-obituary?pid=170213717 | https://www.google.com/maps/place/8493+Fountain+Ave,+West+Hollywood,+CA+90069/@34.093728,-118.3764941,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c2bebc23e95437:0x48fb556a7394d15d!8m2!3d34.093015!4d-118.3758772 | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Dandridge | https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Georgette_Bauerdorf | https://prezi.com/p/yu8rgto37m1h/the-murder-of-georgette-bauerdorf/ | http://www.iamnotastalker.com/2014/10/13/the-el-palacio-apartments/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Service_Organizations | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Canteen | https://ladailymirror.com/2018/12/27/dec-27-1947-youth-questioned-in-georgette-bauerdorf-killing/ | https://the-line-up.com/georgette-bauerdorf-unsolved | https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1817&dat=19441013&id=5uU-AAAAIBAJ&sjid=E00MAAAAIBAJ&pg=6514,4156220 | https://morbidology.com/a-hollywood-crime-georgette-bauerdorf/ | https://www.unsolvedcasebook.com/georgette-bauerdorf/ | https://ladailymirror.com/2014/12/02/georgette-bauerdorf-an-unsolved-murder-part-29/ |

53 MIN3 w ago
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094 - The Murder of Georgette Bauerdorf

093 - The Mysterious Murder of Judy Smith

Ad-free Available**This week's episode is Sponsored by Solid Gold. Visit SolidGoldPet.com/Trace for 30% off your first order.In April of 1997, fifty year old Judy Smith attended a conference with her husband, Jeffrey, in Philadelphia. While the conference was work for Jeffrey, Judy planned to do some sightseeing during the day and then spend evenings with her husband. Unfortunately, Judy would mysteriously vanish.For five months investigators worked the case, casting a lot of suspicion onto Judy's husband who always maintained his innocence. Then, five months later, in September of 1997, Judy's remains were recovered from Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina. She had been the victim of homicide and while catching her killer was a top priority there were many unanswered questions.How did Judy find herself in Western North Carolina, why hadn't she told anyone about her plans to go there and who made the horrible decision to end her life?For more information please visit: https://www.trace-evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www.facebook.com/groups/traceevidencepodMusic Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Sources: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/nfsnc/recarea/?recid=48114 | https://naturalatlas.com/picnic-areas/stony-fork-2113153 | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pisgah_National_Forest | https://mycitypaper.com/articles/072497/article015.shtml | https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2018/01/31/blue-ridge-parkway-rape-case-asheville-still-unsolved/1082444001/ | https://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20000307/styles-killer-could-be-out-in-20-years | https://www.citizen-times.com/story/life/2017/11/08/murders-our-forests-still-haunting-decade-later/834298001/ | https://mountainx.com/news/community-news/asheville_man_charged_with_assault_and_kidnapping_also_person_of_interest_i/ | https://mountainx.com/news/012010buzz1/ | https://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20000307/man-gets-to-plead-second-degree-murder-for-lack-of-evidence |

65 MINOCT 8
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093 - The Mysterious Murder of Judy Smith

Update - The Disappearance of Christian Ferguson

Ad-free AvailableIn Episode 75 of Trace Evidence I examined the case of nine year old Christian Ferguson who had gone missing after the SUV he had been left it was allegedly stolen. Two hours later, when the SUV was located, Christian was nowhere to be found. For many the prime suspect was Christian's own father, Dewan, who had been driving the SUV that morning.Now, some sixteen years later, charges have finally been filed and Christian will, hopefully soon, receive justice.St. Louis Post Dispatch article: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/disabled-boy-went-missing-years-ago-now-father-is-charged/article_b99e2726-d51f-5782-bba8-e80012be19b5.htmlWounded Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

7 MINOCT 5
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Update - The Disappearance of Christian Ferguson

092 - The Abduction and Murder of Christine Jessop

Ad-free Available**This week's episode is Sponsored by Solid Gold. Visit SolidGoldPet.com/Trace for 30% off your first order.On October 3rd, 1984, nine year old Christine Jessop vanished from the streets of Queensville, Ontario. For months searchers looked everywhere, but no trace could be found. Sadly, on New Years Eve, they made the horrifying discovery of her remains.While police zeroed in on a suspect, a lot of questions were being ignored. When that suspect was officially charged, police told the public they had caught the killer. After years of legal wrangling, DNA evidence finally exonerated their suspect. A decade after Christine’s murder, the first real investigation began. However, so much time had passed and so much information had been ignored, it was almost too insurmountable to overcome.Now, thirty-five years later, Christine’s killer still walks free while a smile of his DNA is in the hands of police. Will the killer ever be caught or will Christine’s family perpetually wonder who ...

65 MINOCT 1
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092 - The Abduction and Murder of Christine Jessop

B001 - The Tylenol Poisonings

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62 MINSEP 29
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091 - The Disappearance of Dail Dinwiddie

Ad-free AvailableOn September 23rd, 1992, twenty-three year old Dail Dinwiddie went to a U2 concert at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.Following the concert, Dail and her friends went to a local bar, Jungle Jim’s, for a few drinks and dancing. When Dail became separated from her friends, they assumed she’d gotten a ride home. She hadn’t and for the next twenty minutes she searched for them.Finally leaving the bar at approximately 1:30am, Dail walked north on Hayden Street, last being seen at its intersection with Greene St. She has never been seen again.What happened to Dail Dinwiddie? Was she the victim of a random crime, the target of a serial killer or perhaps was she taken by someone she knew and trusted?Visit: Himalaya.com/TraceEvidence and use Promo Code: Evidence for one free month of premium access to Trace Evidence ad free episodes.For more information please visit: https://www.trace-evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/Tra...

62 MINSEP 25
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091 - The Disappearance of Dail Dinwiddie

090 - The Horrifying Murder of Little Jane Doe

Ad-free AvailableOn February 28th, 1983, two men made a grisly discovery in the basement of an abandoned building in St. Louis, Missouri. There, beneath some debris, they discovered the lifeless body of a young black female. The victim had been bound, assaulted, strangled and decapitated post mortem.Due to the absence of a head, identifying the victim would prove challenging and any connections that could be made to a possible suspect based on that ID was impossible. The child was given the name of Little Jane Doe, and for nearly forty years, her murder has haunted the St. Louis Police Department.Who is Little Jane Doe, who murdered her and will she ever receive justice?Visit: Himalaya.com/TraceEvidence and use Promo Code: Evidence for one free month of premium access to Trace Evidence ad free episodes.For more information please visit: https://www.trace-evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social Media:https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodhttps://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/https://www...

67 MINSEP 18
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090 - The Horrifying Murder of Little Jane Doe
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