9 episodes

Kim Barker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, revisits an unsolved murder that took place while she was in high school in Laramie, Wyoming, nearly 40 years ago. She confronts the conflicting stories people have told themselves about the crime because of an unexpected development: the arrest of a former Laramie police officer accused in the murder.

The Coldest Case In Laramie Serial

    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 27 Ratings

Kim Barker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, revisits an unsolved murder that took place while she was in high school in Laramie, Wyoming, nearly 40 years ago. She confronts the conflicting stories people have told themselves about the crime because of an unexpected development: the arrest of a former Laramie police officer accused in the murder.

    Episode 1

    Episode 1

    A Times investigative reporter, Kim Barker, revisits the murder of Shelli Wiley — a long-unsolved case from Kim’s time in high school. She reaches out to Shelli’s family to understand why the police arrested a man named Fred Lamb for Shelli’s murder in 2016, and why prosecutors abruptly dropped the charges against him.

    • 23 min
    Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Kim talks to Shelli’s former roommate, who connects Kim with a man who was at the crime scene and has troubling memories about Fred Lamb and the police.

    • 23 min
    Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Kim heads to Laramie and hears two very different versions of the case against Fred Lamb.

    • 28 min
    Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Kim digs into the early stages of the investigation into Shelli’s murder and follows up with old suspects.

    • 36 min
    Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Kim talks to someone who confessed to Shelli’s murder from a jail in Arizona.

    • 32 min
    Episode 6

    Episode 6

    Kim examines the bizarre interrogation that led to Fred Lamb’s arrest.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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Way too long

It suffers from the classic True Crime problem: it’s a 1 hour story dragged out to last 4+ hours because it’s not economically viable otherwise. There are whole episodes that could be cut with no consequence for the story.

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