14 episodes

In 2014, Dutch friends Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers disappeared while hiking a jungle trail in Panama. Two months later, investigators found their remains, as well as a backpack with a digital camera filled with photos that hinted at a darker story. What happened to Kris and Lisanne? In this investigative series, journalists Mariana Atencio and Jeremy Kryt retrace the last steps of the doomed women. Their search for the truth immerses them in eight years’ worth of conflicting evidence, testimonies, and rumors, as on-the-ground witnesses in Panama come forward for the first time. This explosive new evidence sets off a real-time race to reopen the case, and finally get justice for Kris and Lisanne.

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    • True Crime
    • 3.6 • 137 Ratings

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In 2014, Dutch friends Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers disappeared while hiking a jungle trail in Panama. Two months later, investigators found their remains, as well as a backpack with a digital camera filled with photos that hinted at a darker story. What happened to Kris and Lisanne? In this investigative series, journalists Mariana Atencio and Jeremy Kryt retrace the last steps of the doomed women. Their search for the truth immerses them in eight years’ worth of conflicting evidence, testimonies, and rumors, as on-the-ground witnesses in Panama come forward for the first time. This explosive new evidence sets off a real-time race to reopen the case, and finally get justice for Kris and Lisanne.

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    1 of 7: El Pianista (The Pianist)

    1 of 7: El Pianista (The Pianist)

    Mariana and Jeremy arrive in Boquete, and retrace Kris and Lisanne's steps up the Pianista trail.

    • 46 min
    2 of 7: La Búsqueda (The Search)

    2 of 7: La Búsqueda (The Search)

    When Kris and Lisanne don't show up for a scheduled tour, they're reported missing. Then what?

    • 47 min
    3 of 7: Rio Culebra (Serpent River)

    3 of 7: Rio Culebra (Serpent River)

    Mariana and Jeremy journey deep into the jungle, to the possible location of the mysterious night photos.

    • 51 min
    4 of 7: Los Restos (The Remains)

    4 of 7: Los Restos (The Remains)

    What do the bones say about how Kris and Lisanne could have died, and whether it was a murder or an accident?

    • 48 min
    5 of 7: Cinco Muertos (Five Dead)

    5 of 7: Cinco Muertos (Five Dead)

    The tour guide Feliciano must know more than he's saying... right? Plus, whispers around Boquete of more related deaths.

    • 53 min
    6 of 7: En la Casa de Cuervo (In the House of the Crow)

    6 of 7: En la Casa de Cuervo (In the House of the Crow)

    A grieving mother says her son was killed to silence him. What did he know about the deaths of Kris and Lisanne?

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

David Rhys ,

Very good.

The investigation does highlight enough to warrant it being opened again but in that part of the world where life is cheap and women are not respected the authorities won’t do anything. It’s tragic and underlines why certain places and people should be avoided at all costs. Terribly sad.

Stuxross ,

A case that will never be solved

I stumbled across this case when it appeared as a post on my twitter feed. I found this pod cast after a bit of googling into the case. Such a tragic but intriguing case and one no one will solve.

I’m not sold on the murder theory, too many holes.

The problem with all the “stories” of murder are that they’re just that, stories, and no one can corroborate them. Wherever you have local gangs, stories of what they get up to are always prominent. Some true. Some not. And the gangs will never deflect them because it’s in their interest for locals to live in fear of them.

No one living in the area will give them up.

Mark E Smyth ,

Poor Journalism

Mariana tells us nothing new and comes to no conclusion. The evidence presented to support the murder theory is completely nonsensical and debunked within the podcast anyway.

Mariana also bangs on about the girl’s ethnicity, and complains that global media does not report on violence against local women - but no real conclusion is reached regarding media bias or violence toward women in Central America.

The highlight for me was when the random German tourists where roped into a sting operation.

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