Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen dig deep into unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases. Each week listeners ride shotgun as Holes and Jensen attempt to solve the crime using a variety of methods, from old-fashioned detective work to advanced technologies including familial DNA searches, social media geotargeting, and maybe most important—the skills of their listeners who send in tips and theories, becoming active members of The Murder Squad.
Who Killed Susan Morrissey Ledyard?
50-year -old English teacher Susan Morrissey Ledyard was texting with friends and family until 2:47 AM on July 23rd, 2019. Her car left home in Wilmington, Delaware, shortly after 3 AM. Four hours later her body was discovered in Brandywine Creek. Her murder remains unsolved.
Where Are the Springfield Three?
This week Billy and Paul look into the disappearances of Sherrill Levitt, Suzie Streeter and Stacy McCall--also known as the Springfield Three. The three women vanished from the home on East Delmar Street in Springfield, Missouri, on June 7th, 1992.
Unsolved: Rita Curran and Marilee Burt
This week Paul and Billy look into two separate unsolved murders from the 1970s. 24-year-old Rita Curran was killed in Burlington, Vermont, on the night of July 19th, 1971. 15-year-old Marilee Burt walked home from her friend's house on February 26th, 1970, in Littleton, Colorado. She was found murdered the next day.
The Murder of Crystal and Kylen (and Gabby Petito)
Crystal Turner and Kylen Schulte were still enjoying their first year of marriage and lived in the great outdoors. On August 13th, 2021 they went out for drinks with friends at a local bar. They tell their friends about a creepy guy who’s been camping next to them. Their bodies were discovered near their campsite almost a week later. For a brief moment, the case was possibly linked to the high profile missing person’s case of Gabby Petito. But even with increased attention, their killer remains unknown.
Michael Bryson, J.J. Day and More Recent Cases
This week Billy and Paul take a look at several recent cases. On November 26th, 2020, Alexis Sharkey went to Thanksgiving with friends. After getting home she had a disagreement with her husband, then left the house. Her naked body was discovered in the bushes off of Red Haw. Michael Bryson disappeared from the Hobo Campgrounds in the Cottage Grove Area in Lane County, Oregon, in the early morning hours of August 5th, 2020.
25-year-old J.J. Day was last seen at 9:12 AM at Beyond/Hello in Bloomington on August 24th, 2021. Five year old Summer Wells was at home with her family on June 15th, 2021. She went downstairs to play with toys in the Beech Creek Community house in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Within minutes, she vanished. Three women were physically attacked in the last year in the West End of Portland, Maine. Other women have reported being watched or followed by a man in the car. Who is responsible for these attacks?
Missing Jodi Huisentruit
27-year-old Jodi Huisentruit was anchor in Mason City, Iowa. On June 27th, 1995, Jodi was running late for her shift at 3 AM. When police arrived at her apartment building, Jodi's car and some of her belongings were in the parking lot. But there has been no sign of Jodi since. Caroline Lowe from Find Jodi join Billy and Paul to talk about the case.