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Steven Pacheco

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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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Hello listener!  Trace Evidence is a weekly true crime podcast focused on unsolved murders and disappearances.  Each Monday a new episode comes out where we take a deep dive into a different unsolved case.

In addition to our regularly scheduled episodes, when you join our membership you'll get exciting bonuses such as Ad Free episodes, direct communication with the host via our Himalaya Community where you can discuss cases or ask questions and beginning in September, there will be one exclusive episode each month where we'll dig deep into some of the most famous cases you want to hear about!  Not to mention the ability to receive stickers, pins and other Trace Evidence swag as a special thank you for supporting the show.

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Latest Episodes

130 - The Vanishing of Mikelle Biggs

***Sponsored by Solid Gold. Visit SolidGoldPet.com/Trace***Eleven year old Mikelle Biggs was waiting for the ice cream truck to come by with her younger sister, Kimber. Losing her patience and growing cold, Kimber went home. Immediately upon arriving, her mother sent her back out to tell Mikelle to come home too. In total she was gone less than ninety seconds, but in that short window of time, Mikelle had been abducted.All that was left behind was the bike Mikelle had been riding, the rear wheel still spinning. While a neighbor with a criminal past caught the eye of investigators they never had enough evidence to charge him. Less than a year later, he attacked and nearly murdered a nearby neighbor. Was he responsible for Mikelle's abduction or is it possible that someone else may have played a role and has eluded authorities for more than twenty years?FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ GetVokl: https://getvokl.com/channel/trace-evidence-1 (Weekly livestreams 7pm-8pm Eastern)Music Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

59 min1 d ago
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130 - The Vanishing of Mikelle Biggs

129 - The Fort Myers 8

***Sponsored by: Caliper CBD. Visit TryCaliper.com/Trace and use promo code TRACE to save 20% off your first order!Trivia Star. Download it today in the Apple or Google stores***In March of 2007 a land surveyor was examining a ten acre lot in Fort Myers, Florida. Not far in from the dirt road which leads to the area, the surveyor discovered a human skull jutting out from the earth. After police arrived on the scene more bodies were found and, ultimately, the skeletons of eight men were unearthed.Over the years, law enforcement has worked hard not only to discover who may have killed the eight men, but also, who the eight men themselves were. Being that their remains were skeletal and there were no personal items of clothing found, identification has been a true challenge. However, the men's identities may be able to provide a clue as to who it was who murdered them.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ GetVokl: https://getvokl.com/channel/trace-evidence-1 (Weekly livestreams 7pm-8pm Eastern)Music Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

47 min1 w ago
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129 - The Fort Myers 8

128 - The Murder of Diana Shawcroft and Jennifer Lueth

***Sponsored by Athletic Greens. Visit AthleticGreens.com/TraceTrivia Star. Download it today in the Apple or Google stores***Best friends since middle school, Diana Shawcroft and Jennifer Lueth moved from Colorado down to the warmth of Arizona. The two imagined fun nights making friends, exciting new jobs and the opportunity to build a future. Unfortunately, they would meet a killer instead.After hanging out at a convenience store, both women mysteriously vanished after catching a ride in a blue truck. While searches expanded far and wide, no trace of the two could be found. Three long months passed and then two hunters made a grisly discovery.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ GetVokl: https://getvokl.com/channel/trace-evidence-1 (Weekly livestreams 7pm-8pm Eastern)Music Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

52 min2 w ago
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128 - The Murder of Diana Shawcroft and Jennifer Lueth

127 - The Disappearance of Bethanie Dougherty

***Sponsored by Acorn TV. Visit Acorn.tv and use promo code TRACE for 30 days free!***Forty year old mother of three Bethanie Dougherty had to be up early the morning of April 2nd, 2008. She was training to be a manager at work and her shift began promptly at 5am. The night before, she kissed her eldest son goodnight and made her way to bed, planning to wake at 3am.Sometime between 3 and 3:30am, multiple neighbors called police to report the sound of a woman screaming. While New York State Police went out to check, they could find nothing to indicate any issues. Several hours later they were notified that Bethanie had vanished and that she lived very close to where neighbors had heard the screaming.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ GetVokl: https://getvokl.com/channel/trace-evidence-1 (Weekly livestreams 7pm-8pm Eastern)Music Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

47 min3 w ago
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127 - The Disappearance of Bethanie Dougherty

126 - The Disappearance of Julie Weflen

***Sponsored by Raycon. Visit buyraycon.com/trace to save 15% on a new pair of earbuds******Sponsored by Care/of. Visit TakeCareOf.com and use promo Trace50 for 50% off your first order.******Sponsored by Green Chef. Visit GreenChef.com/Trace80 to save $80 on your first month plus free shipping!***Twenty-eight year old Julie Weflen worked for the Bonneville Power Administration in Washington state. While out on a routine task to repair a transformer, Julie mysterious vanished from the isolated substation.Investigators found a scene which seemed to depict a struggle and abduction and immediately launched a search. While the evidence was thin, police did manage to develop several theories including one which targets a person of interest with a connection to the disappearance of another woman.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photo...

58 minAUG 27
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126 - The Disappearance of Julie Weflen

125 - The Disappearance of Deborah Poe

***Sponsored by: Caliper CBD. Visit TryCaliper.com/Trace and use promo code TRACE to save 20% off your first order!Trivia Star. Download it today in the Apple or Google stores***Twenty-six year old Deborah Poe was set to work the graveyard shift at a local convenience store. After arriving at work all seemed to be going well, but just hours later, the store was found empty and abandoned and Debbie was gone.Investigators faced a challenging case with few, if any clues. Adding to the confusion was the account of a witness who had been in the store that night, but instead of being helped by Debbie, she was instead assisted by an unknown man who was pretending to work at the store. Could he have been involved in Debbie’s disappearance or does the truth lie closer to home?FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information...

58 minAUG 19
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125 - The Disappearance of Deborah Poe

124 - The Mystery of Jennifer Fergate

***Sponsored by Athletic Greens. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Trace******Solid Gold. Visit SolidGoldPet.com/Trace******Trivia Star. Download it today in the Apple or Google stores***In the spring of 1995, an unknown woman walked into the Oslo Plaza hotel and checked into a room. Three days later she was dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, but that is where the mystery truly began. All of the information she provided was false, a fake name, address and business. Her true identity was unknown and her possessions offered few suggestions. The tags were cut from her clothing, there was no ID or passport and the identity of a mysterious man seen in her company has never been determined, if he actually existed.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ G...

66 minAUG 12
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124 - The Mystery of Jennifer Fergate

123 - The Deal Family Murders

***Sponsored by Acorn TV. Visit Acorn.tv and use promo code TRACE for 30 days free!***In late October of 1978 Gary and Joan Deal put their three year old son Jason to bed. Within hours all three were murdered in grisly fashion by an unknown assailant. The murders weren't discovered for several days, by which time the killer had already made his escape.For more than forty years the victims' families and police have been haunted by this horrifying and tragic crime. Evidence was extremely thin and while police had developed several persons of interest they never had enough to make an arrest. Now, evidence is being re-analyzed using modern techniques in hopes of finally cracking this terrifying mystery.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ GetVokl: https:/...

49 minAUG 5
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123 - The Deal Family Murders

122 - The Abduction of Eugene Martin

***Sponsored by Raycon. Visit Raycon.com/Trace to save 15% on a new pair of earbuds***On August 12th, 1984, thirteen year old Eugene Martin walked from his home in Des Moines to the location where he would pick up papers for delivery. After waiting on the corner, Eugene loaded his carrier bag and mysteriously vanished.Just two years earlier, Johnny Gosch, also a newspaper delivery boy, disappeared from the very same streets. Their abductions bore uncanny resemblances leading many to wonder if both children had been taken by the same suspect.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ GetVokl: https://getvokl.com/channel/trace-evidence-1 (Weekly livestreams 7pm-8pm Eastern)Music Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative ...

58 minJUL 29
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122 - The Abduction of Eugene Martin

121 - The Abduction of Jessica Small

***Sponsored by Athletic Greens. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Trace for 20 free daily travel packs with your first purchase.SolidGold. Visit SolidGoldPet.com/Trace to see the deal of the week!Caliper CBD. Visit TryCaliper.com/Trace and use promo code TRACE to save 20% off your first order***In late October of 1997, in New South Wales, Fifteen year old Jessica Small and her best friend Vanessa took a ride with a man they didn't know. Shortly before arriving at the destination, the man attacked and while Vanessa managed to escape, Jessica disappeared.Rather than believing her story, Bathurst police accused her of lying to cover for Jessica running away. It would take ten years before her case was fully investigated and when it was authorities found a lot of evidence and witnesses that had been previously ignored.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more inform...

59 minJUL 22
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121 - The Abduction of Jessica Small

Latest Episodes

130 - The Vanishing of Mikelle Biggs

***Sponsored by Solid Gold. Visit SolidGoldPet.com/Trace***Eleven year old Mikelle Biggs was waiting for the ice cream truck to come by with her younger sister, Kimber. Losing her patience and growing cold, Kimber went home. Immediately upon arriving, her mother sent her back out to tell Mikelle to come home too. In total she was gone less than ninety seconds, but in that short window of time, Mikelle had been abducted.All that was left behind was the bike Mikelle had been riding, the rear wheel still spinning. While a neighbor with a criminal past caught the eye of investigators they never had enough evidence to charge him. Less than a year later, he attacked and nearly murdered a nearby neighbor. Was he responsible for Mikelle's abduction or is it possible that someone else may have played a role and has eluded authorities for more than twenty years?FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ GetVokl: https://getvokl.com/channel/trace-evidence-1 (Weekly livestreams 7pm-8pm Eastern)Music Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

59 min1 d ago
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130 - The Vanishing of Mikelle Biggs

129 - The Fort Myers 8

***Sponsored by: Caliper CBD. Visit TryCaliper.com/Trace and use promo code TRACE to save 20% off your first order!Trivia Star. Download it today in the Apple or Google stores***In March of 2007 a land surveyor was examining a ten acre lot in Fort Myers, Florida. Not far in from the dirt road which leads to the area, the surveyor discovered a human skull jutting out from the earth. After police arrived on the scene more bodies were found and, ultimately, the skeletons of eight men were unearthed.Over the years, law enforcement has worked hard not only to discover who may have killed the eight men, but also, who the eight men themselves were. Being that their remains were skeletal and there were no personal items of clothing found, identification has been a true challenge. However, the men's identities may be able to provide a clue as to who it was who murdered them.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ GetVokl: https://getvokl.com/channel/trace-evidence-1 (Weekly livestreams 7pm-8pm Eastern)Music Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

47 min1 w ago
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129 - The Fort Myers 8

128 - The Murder of Diana Shawcroft and Jennifer Lueth

***Sponsored by Athletic Greens. Visit AthleticGreens.com/TraceTrivia Star. Download it today in the Apple or Google stores***Best friends since middle school, Diana Shawcroft and Jennifer Lueth moved from Colorado down to the warmth of Arizona. The two imagined fun nights making friends, exciting new jobs and the opportunity to build a future. Unfortunately, they would meet a killer instead.After hanging out at a convenience store, both women mysteriously vanished after catching a ride in a blue truck. While searches expanded far and wide, no trace of the two could be found. Three long months passed and then two hunters made a grisly discovery.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ GetVokl: https://getvokl.com/channel/trace-evidence-1 (Weekly livestreams 7pm-8pm Eastern)Music Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

52 min2 w ago
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128 - The Murder of Diana Shawcroft and Jennifer Lueth

127 - The Disappearance of Bethanie Dougherty

***Sponsored by Acorn TV. Visit Acorn.tv and use promo code TRACE for 30 days free!***Forty year old mother of three Bethanie Dougherty had to be up early the morning of April 2nd, 2008. She was training to be a manager at work and her shift began promptly at 5am. The night before, she kissed her eldest son goodnight and made her way to bed, planning to wake at 3am.Sometime between 3 and 3:30am, multiple neighbors called police to report the sound of a woman screaming. While New York State Police went out to check, they could find nothing to indicate any issues. Several hours later they were notified that Bethanie had vanished and that she lived very close to where neighbors had heard the screaming.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ GetVokl: https://getvokl.com/channel/trace-evidence-1 (Weekly livestreams 7pm-8pm Eastern)Music Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

47 min3 w ago
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127 - The Disappearance of Bethanie Dougherty

126 - The Disappearance of Julie Weflen

***Sponsored by Raycon. Visit buyraycon.com/trace to save 15% on a new pair of earbuds******Sponsored by Care/of. Visit TakeCareOf.com and use promo Trace50 for 50% off your first order.******Sponsored by Green Chef. Visit GreenChef.com/Trace80 to save $80 on your first month plus free shipping!***Twenty-eight year old Julie Weflen worked for the Bonneville Power Administration in Washington state. While out on a routine task to repair a transformer, Julie mysterious vanished from the isolated substation.Investigators found a scene which seemed to depict a struggle and abduction and immediately launched a search. While the evidence was thin, police did manage to develop several theories including one which targets a person of interest with a connection to the disappearance of another woman.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photo...

58 minAUG 27
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126 - The Disappearance of Julie Weflen

125 - The Disappearance of Deborah Poe

***Sponsored by: Caliper CBD. Visit TryCaliper.com/Trace and use promo code TRACE to save 20% off your first order!Trivia Star. Download it today in the Apple or Google stores***Twenty-six year old Deborah Poe was set to work the graveyard shift at a local convenience store. After arriving at work all seemed to be going well, but just hours later, the store was found empty and abandoned and Debbie was gone.Investigators faced a challenging case with few, if any clues. Adding to the confusion was the account of a witness who had been in the store that night, but instead of being helped by Debbie, she was instead assisted by an unknown man who was pretending to work at the store. Could he have been involved in Debbie’s disappearance or does the truth lie closer to home?FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information...

58 minAUG 19
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125 - The Disappearance of Deborah Poe

124 - The Mystery of Jennifer Fergate

***Sponsored by Athletic Greens. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Trace******Solid Gold. Visit SolidGoldPet.com/Trace******Trivia Star. Download it today in the Apple or Google stores***In the spring of 1995, an unknown woman walked into the Oslo Plaza hotel and checked into a room. Three days later she was dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, but that is where the mystery truly began. All of the information she provided was false, a fake name, address and business. Her true identity was unknown and her possessions offered few suggestions. The tags were cut from her clothing, there was no ID or passport and the identity of a mysterious man seen in her company has never been determined, if he actually existed.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ G...

66 minAUG 12
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124 - The Mystery of Jennifer Fergate

123 - The Deal Family Murders

***Sponsored by Acorn TV. Visit Acorn.tv and use promo code TRACE for 30 days free!***In late October of 1978 Gary and Joan Deal put their three year old son Jason to bed. Within hours all three were murdered in grisly fashion by an unknown assailant. The murders weren't discovered for several days, by which time the killer had already made his escape.For more than forty years the victims' families and police have been haunted by this horrifying and tragic crime. Evidence was extremely thin and while police had developed several persons of interest they never had enough to make an arrest. Now, evidence is being re-analyzed using modern techniques in hopes of finally cracking this terrifying mystery.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ GetVokl: https:/...

49 minAUG 5
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123 - The Deal Family Murders

122 - The Abduction of Eugene Martin

***Sponsored by Raycon. Visit Raycon.com/Trace to save 15% on a new pair of earbuds***On August 12th, 1984, thirteen year old Eugene Martin walked from his home in Des Moines to the location where he would pick up papers for delivery. After waiting on the corner, Eugene loaded his carrier bag and mysteriously vanished.Just two years earlier, Johnny Gosch, also a newspaper delivery boy, disappeared from the very same streets. Their abductions bore uncanny resemblances leading many to wonder if both children had been taken by the same suspect.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ GetVokl: https://getvokl.com/channel/trace-evidence-1 (Weekly livestreams 7pm-8pm Eastern)Music Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative ...

58 minJUL 29
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122 - The Abduction of Eugene Martin

121 - The Abduction of Jessica Small

***Sponsored by Athletic Greens. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Trace for 20 free daily travel packs with your first purchase.SolidGold. Visit SolidGoldPet.com/Trace to see the deal of the week!Caliper CBD. Visit TryCaliper.com/Trace and use promo code TRACE to save 20% off your first order***In late October of 1997, in New South Wales, Fifteen year old Jessica Small and her best friend Vanessa took a ride with a man they didn't know. Shortly before arriving at the destination, the man attacked and while Vanessa managed to escape, Jessica disappeared.Rather than believing her story, Bathurst police accused her of lying to cover for Jessica running away. It would take ten years before her case was fully investigated and when it was authorities found a lot of evidence and witnesses that had been previously ignored.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more inform...

59 minJUL 22
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121 - The Abduction of Jessica Small

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