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Unsolved true crime podcast researched, written and hosted by Crime Analyst Leah Owens. Recognizing that the right piece of information can sometimes be the difference between a cold case and resolution, Last Seen Alive exists to bring public attention to unsolved cases that need it. Cases covered include unsolved homicides, disappearances and suspicious deaths.

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Unsolved true crime podcast researched, written and hosted by Crime Analyst Leah Owens. Recognizing that the right piece of information can sometimes be the difference between a cold case and resolution, Last Seen Alive exists to bring public attention to unsolved cases that need it. Cases covered include unsolved homicides, disappearances and suspicious deaths.

    Unsolved Homicide: Dana Gates

    Unsolved Homicide: Dana Gates

    When a Pennsylvania couple is brutally attacked in the dead of night, their rural farmhouse becomes a crime scene. Investigators search for the person responsible for the death of one victim—and the near-death of another—in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
     If you have any information on the murder of Dana Gates, please call the Pennsylvania State Police tipline at 1-800-472-8477,
     PA State Police Online Tip Form: https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=107
     
    See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  
    https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/07/15/unsolved-homicide-dana-gates/
    Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store:
    https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products

    • 33 min
    SOLVED: Homicide of Tammy Aldridge

    SOLVED: Homicide of Tammy Aldridge

    When a North Carolina college student went for a run while visiting home during a break, she was waylaid by a cruel killer who held her hostage and ultimately took her life. After decades of waiting, her killer is finally named in this breaking case update episode of Last Seen Alive.
    See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  
    https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/07/08/solved-homicide-of-tammy-aldridge/
     
    Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store:
    https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products
     
     

    • 25 min
    Unsolved Suspicious Death: Jennifer Kairis

    Unsolved Suspicious Death: Jennifer Kairis

    When a Florida college student is found dead in her dorm under highly suspicious circumstances, her death is ruled a homicide—at first. Disappearing evidence, medical examiners at odds and disgraced public officials all combine to undermine an investigation in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
     
    If you know anything about the death of Jennifer Kairis, please call the Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, or report a tip via their website—the link is in the show notes. Whether you reach out by phone or via the website, you can remain anonymous, if you wish.
     
    This episode contained discussion of suicide. If you’re experiencing thoughts of-self-harm, please know that you’re not alone, and that there are caring people available to listen and lend support right now. If you’re in the US, you can call or text 988 anytime to reach the national Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
     
    See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  
    https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/07/01/unsolved-suspicious-death-jennifer-kairis/
     
    Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store:
    https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products

    • 49 min
    SOLVED: Double-Homicide of Julie Williams & Lollie Winans

    SOLVED: Double-Homicide of Julie Williams & Lollie Winans

    When a geologist and a wilderness guide went camping in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the last thing anyone expected was for the experienced outdoorswomen to fail to return. Their brutal double-homicide rocked Shenandoah National Park and sparked a decades-long FBI investigation that has finally concluded. Julie and Lollie’s killer is finally named in this breaking case update episode of Last Seen Alive.
     
    See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  
    https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/06/24/solved-double-homicide-of-julie-williams-and-lollie-winans/
     
    Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store:
    https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products

    • 38 min
    Unsolved Homicide: Cion Carroll

    Unsolved Homicide: Cion Carroll

    When a teen disappears from a rural Virginia farming town in the fall of 2022, his remains are soon found in a clandestine woodland grave, buried beneath layers of lye and cement. Other deaths quickly follow, deepening a community’s grief and complicating an already-troubled investigation in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
     
    If you know anything at all about the murder of Cion Carroll—or about any of the other deaths discussed in this episode—please call the Virginia State Police at 434-352-3478.
     
    And if you’d like to help ease the financial burden Cion’s family has incurred as a result of his death, there’s a GoFundMe you can give to, if you’re able:
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/cion-carroll
     
    If you’re experiencing thoughts of self harm, please know that you’re not alone, and that there are caring people available to listen and lend support right now. If you’re in the US, you can call or text 988 anytime to reach the national Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
     
    See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  
    https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/06/17/unsolved-homicide-cion-carroll/
     
    Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store:
    https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products

    • 53 min
    Unsolved Homicide: Karl Lotharius + Unsolved Disappearance: Bryant Palacios Zuñiga

    Unsolved Homicide: Karl Lotharius + Unsolved Disappearance: Bryant Palacios Zuñiga

    When Milwaukee’s most successful nightclub owner is murdered with a crossbow bolt to the chest, he uses his last words to name his killer. However, the investigation uncovers a different suspect and the case ultimately goes cold in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
    Also included in this episode: a segment on the April 2024 disappearance of Bryant Palacios-Zuñiga from Redwood City, California. Information on his case is urgently needed.
    If you know anything about the murder of Karl Lotharius, please call the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-933-4444.
    If you know anything about the disapperance of Bryant Palacios-Zuñiga, please call the Redwood City Police Department at 650-780-7100.
    Support Bryant's family's search (and read about his disapperance in their own words) via their GoFundMe:
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/bryant-palacios-zuniga-missing-help-support-our-family
    See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  
    https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/06/03/unsolved-homicide-karl-lotharius-unsolved-disapperance-of-bryant-palacios-zuniga/
    Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store:
    https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products

    • 40 min

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