17 episodes

The Toll focuses on the effects a violent crime or traumatic event has on a family and community. Season 1 focuses on a cold case from Springfield, Missouri; the 1975 murder of 9-year-old Shirley Jane Rose. Our host, award winning journalist Nancy Simpson, interviews investigators and family members, taking the listener on a journey of what ends up being not just one, but many tragedies intertwined.

The Toll The Toll Podcast

    • True Crime
    • 4.0 • 9 Ratings

The Toll focuses on the effects a violent crime or traumatic event has on a family and community. Season 1 focuses on a cold case from Springfield, Missouri; the 1975 murder of 9-year-old Shirley Jane Rose. Our host, award winning journalist Nancy Simpson, interviews investigators and family members, taking the listener on a journey of what ends up being not just one, but many tragedies intertwined.

    Spotlight Series: Hearts for Gloria: E02

    Spotlight Series: Hearts for Gloria: E02

    A woman's body was found on a truck stop parking lot in Springfield, Missouri in 1997 - far from her home near Memphis. Gloria Jean Barnes' body was discovered the day before her 36th birthday. No family gathering, no cake, no celebration. Gloria got an autopsy for her birthday. As police work on leads, all they find are dead ends. For the first time in over two decades, Gloria's sister and brother are speaking out about what they believe happened the night Gloria was taken from Joiner, Arkansas. A family's secret, a mother's crusade to catch a killer, and details in this case that have never been revealed. It's a cold case brought back to life by "The Toll: Hearts For Gloria."

    • 48 min
    Spotlight Series: Hearts for Gloria: E01

    Spotlight Series: Hearts for Gloria: E01

    A woman's body was found on a truck stop parking lot in Springfield, Missouri in 1997 - far from her home near Memphis. Gloria Jean Barnes' body was discovered the day before her 36th birthday. No family gathering, no cake, no celebration. Gloria got an autopsy for her birthday. As police work on leads, all they find are dead ends. For the first time in over two decades, Gloria's sister and brother are speaking out about what they believe happened the night Gloria was taken from Joiner, Arkansas. A family's secret, a mother's crusade to catch a killer, and details in this case that have never been revealed. It's a cold case brought back to life by "The Toll: Hearts For Gloria."

    • 43 min
    Spotlight Series: Unsettled: E02

    Spotlight Series: Unsettled: E02

    A bartender and mom of 3 went missing after closing up after work in Ava, Missouri. A newly elected sheriff picks up the case several years later, looking to find who murdered Rene Williams. What he uncovers is a suspected serial killer. Where was Rene buried? Who helped move her body? How many more victims are connected to Christopher Revak? Join us on our journey into a murder in the Ozarks. Part 2 of “The Toll: Unsettled”

    • 32 min
    Spotlight Series: Unsettled: E01

    Spotlight Series: Unsettled: E01

    A bartender and mom of 3 went missing after closing up after work in Ava, Missouri. A newly elected sheriff picks up the case several years later, looking to find who murdered Rene Williams. What he uncovers is a suspected serial killer. Where was Rene buried? Who helped move her body? How many more victims are connected to Christopher Revak? Join us on our journey into a murder in the Ozarks. Part 1 of “The Toll: Unsettled”

    • 30 min
    Bonus - Snakeman: Inside the Dealer’s Den

    Bonus - Snakeman: Inside the Dealer’s Den

    Nancy interviews a family member of Jim Sullivan, aka Snakeman, from episode 5. Sullivan was a drug manufacturer and dealer who was murdered in an ambush killing in 1986.

    • 17 min
    Bonus: Back to the Basement

    Bonus: Back to the Basement

    The house Shirley called home intrigues her cousin Kristi, who requests a tour of her own. What does Kristi see in the ghost video? What happens in the basement?

    • 13 min

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