In order to tell the story of a crime, you have to turn back time. Every season, Investigative journalist Delia D'Ambra digs deep into a mind-bending mystery with the hopes of reigniting interest in a decades old homicide case.
Season 4: The Death of John Welles
Investigative journalist, Delia D'Ambra, is back with a fourth season of CounterClock. She jumps right into investigating a teenager's mysterious death from 2003 in rural South Florida only to find that nothing is as it seems. Twists and turns are around every corner, and finding the truth of what really happened to 17-year-old John Welles proves to be Delia's most dangerous and difficult journey yet.
Ep 1 of 15: Southeast Hansel
A teenage boy doing chores on his family’s farm in Arcadia, Florida is found face down in a watery ditch in the middle of a hot summer day. The simple investigation into his drowning takes a dark turn.
Ep 2 of 15: Slug
When the medical examiner processing John’s body discovers an intact bullet in the back of his skull, the case turns into a murder investigation. Other clues unearthed during John’s autopsy bring up even more questions about the hours and days leading up to the his death. Delia explores where police followed their initial suspicions.
Ep 3 of 15: Story
Desoto County Sheriff' Office has to start their murder investigation from square one and they're 24 hours behind. They call in help from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Delia breaks down detectives first interview with John's grandmother to explore her version of events. Plus, Delia examines why the results of John's toxicology screen became a major focal point for investigators.
Ep 4 of 15: Skinner
Investigators in 2003 question John's 16-year-old best friend about what he saw on the day of John’s death. Delia catches up with him 19 years after he was in the hot seat to go over where he stands on being treated as a suspect.
Ep 5 of 15: Skip
Law enforcement in 2003 grills John’s step-uncle for more details about what he saw and did on the day John was killed. Delia explores the tactics interrogators used during the tense interview and investigates the ins and outs of Skip’s statements.
I love this podcast. So interesting and brilliantly delivered. Thank you.
Great series on a very frustrating case. The amount of twists and turns is jaw dropping and there is definitely information being withheld and twisted. Love listening to counter click and can’t wait for future seasons. Keep up the great work guys love from Scotland.
Very good deep dive
Delia is a keen and dogged investigative journalist and her delivery doesn’t disappoint. She’s sooo brave when calling people up! I’ve listened to three of four seasons so far (about to start the one I haven’t yet listened to) and each season is better than the one before. There are lots of twists and turns in these cases, and a number of potential suspects. My only niggle, and let me stress it’s a relatively small one, is that I’d love a little bit more time devoted to detailed evidence at the crime scene: DNA, prints, etc. But as I say, on the whole this is absorbing storytelling! For fans of crime junkie, true crime garage, and generation why this is a great addition to your listening library.