19 episodes

Our card this season is Darlene Hulse, the 4 of Hearts from Indiana.

Darlene Hulse was forcibly taken from her home in Argos, Indiana on August 17, 1984. Her two oldest daughters witnessed the attack but they didn’t recognize the man who took their mother. Though Darlene’s body would be found a day later, just six miles from her home, her killer has evaded law enforcement for almost four decades and the investigation has remained cold…until now.

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    • 4.7 • 377 Ratings

Our card this season is Darlene Hulse, the 4 of Hearts from Indiana.

Darlene Hulse was forcibly taken from her home in Argos, Indiana on August 17, 1984. Her two oldest daughters witnessed the attack but they didn’t recognize the man who took their mother. Though Darlene’s body would be found a day later, just six miles from her home, her killer has evaded law enforcement for almost four decades and the investigation has remained cold…until now.

    Darlene Hulse (4 of Hearts, Indiana)

    Darlene Hulse (4 of Hearts, Indiana)

    Our card this season is Darlene Hulse, the 4 of Hearts from Indiana.

    • 4 min
    1 of 15: Take a Bath

    1 of 15: Take a Bath

    On the morning of August 17, 1984, Darlene Hulse was at home in rural Argos, Indiana with her three young daughters when a stranger came to the door and forced himself on her.

    • 14 min
    2 of 15: A Stranger's Wrath

    2 of 15: A Stranger's Wrath

    When police respond to the home of Darlene Hulse, it’s too late. Darlene and her captor are nowhere to be found.

    • 18 min
    3 of 15: The Wooded Path

    3 of 15: The Wooded Path

    An unsuspecting timber buyer happens upon Darlene Hulse’s body in the woods just miles from her front door. The discovery and her autopsy leave investigators with more questions than answers as to why this happened to Darlene.

    • 17 min
    4 of 15: They Left Town

    4 of 15: They Left Town

    Police work their way through dozens of tips and zero in on two suspects which take detectives from Indiana to Colorado, Alabama, and back in order to interrogate the men they thought could be responsible for Darlene Hulse’s death. 

    • 19 min
    5 of 15: He's Gunned Down

    5 of 15: He's Gunned Down

    A surprising suspect emerges after a fatal shootout of a robber in Texas. When police are asked to search his Indiana residence, they find bloody clothes and a newspaper clipping about Darlene Hulse’s murder.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
377 Ratings

377 Ratings

North Alberta Boy ,

A great journey!

Very well researched and written. I was very impressed that as new leads were uncovered the investigation made the adjustments and continued on a new path. The journalists never back down from confrontation with the case officials and showed true impartiality.
A great listen, thank you.

havdudndbdjfkdn ,

Wow

This podcast is very well researched, very well presented and the overall production is top notch.
Kudos to everyone on the team and in the hivemind! <3

Sonia Kristina ,

Fantastic!

This podcast is so well done - it is smart, engaging, and pulls you in from episode 1. The story is told at an excellent pace & the episodes are the perfect length. I especially love the premise about 2 women who are looking into unsolved crimes and discovering more than the original investigations. This is not a comment on poor policing, I think listeners are aware that small towns don’t have the resources or training that larger cities have. In saying that, I feel that more could have been done during the original investigation if the focus hadn’t been so narrow.
Please make more!!!
Also, I’d love an episode about updates.
The ending was shocking, and frustrating.
Encouraging listeners to help solving these cold cases with information and resources is a great way to help police and families continue to search for answers.

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