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The Trail Went Cold is a weekly true crime podcast which explores baffling unsolved mysteries and cold cases. On each episode, host Robin Warder examines a new murder or missing persons case, tackling a wide variety of mysteries from different countries and time periods. After sharing all the details about each case, Robin offers his own personal analysis and theories about what happened. The podcast is produced and edited by Magill Foote and the music composed and performed by Vince Nitro.

The Trail Went Cold The Trail Went Cold

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The Trail Went Cold is a weekly true crime podcast which explores baffling unsolved mysteries and cold cases. On each episode, host Robin Warder examines a new murder or missing persons case, tackling a wide variety of mysteries from different countries and time periods. After sharing all the details about each case, Robin offers his own personal analysis and theories about what happened. The podcast is produced and edited by Magill Foote and the music composed and performed by Vince Nitro.

    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 177 – David Lewis

    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 177 – David Lewis

    January 31, 1993. Amarillo, Texas. The wife and daughter of 39-year old David Lewis return home from a weekend trip and discover that David is not at the house and has left his watch and wedding ring behind. David’s abandoned car is soon discovered in the downtown area with his identification and many other personal items inside, but even though investigators turn up a series of bizarre clues, including a pair of plane tickets purchased under David’s name, they are unable to find him. Eleven years later, David is positively identified as a John Doe who was fatally struck by a vehicle on a highway in Yakima County, Washington just over 24 hours after he originally went missing. But how and why did David wind up nearly 1,600 miles from his home? Did he travel there voluntarily or was he abducted? Was David’s death a random hit-and-run accident, an elaborate suicide, or an intentional homicide? This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” explores the truly bizarre unexplained death of David Lewis, one of the most baffling mysteries we’ve ever covered.







    Additional Reading:







    https://www.newspapers.com/image/643939517/?terms=%22David%2BLewis%22%2BAmarillo







    https://www.newspapers.com/image/589655486/?terms=%22David%2BLewis%22%2BAmarillo







    https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2004/oct/09/search-engine-helps-police-identify-hit-and-run/







    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/google-helps-solve-john-doe-case/







    http://www.doenetwork.org/media/news73.html







    https://old.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/gcrufz/in_1993_a_mother_and_daughter_returned_home_to/







    https://ididitforjodie.com/2016/10/15/♪-do-you-know-the-way-to-jonbenet♫-anomalous-crimes-and-the-unsettled-death-of-david-glenn-lewis/







    https://strangeco.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-mysterious-death-of-david-glen-lewis.html







    “The Trail Went Cold” is on Patreon! Visit www.patreon.com/thetrailwentcold to become a patron and gain access to our exclusive bonus content.







    "The Trail Went Cold" will be appearing at the "Tawny & George Platis Podcast-a-Thon" fundraiser on GetVokl at Saturday, July 11. The event runs from 10:00 AM-10:00 PM PT and my particular livestream session begins at 9:15 PM PT/12:15 AM ET. For more information, see links below...







    The Event: https://getvokl.com/live-broadcast/For-Tawny-A-Podcast-a-thon-to-Benefit-Tawny-Platis







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    “The Trail Went Cold” is now doing a weekly livestream show on GetVokl every Thursday from 7:00-8:00 PM ET as part of their “True Crime Thursday” line-up. For more information, please visit their website.







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    The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.







    All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

    • 52 min
    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 176 – Heather Uffelman & Jennifer Lynn Stone

    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 176 – Heather Uffelman & Jennifer Lynn Stone

    October 24, 1992. Marietta, Georgia. 22-year old Heather Uffelman and her 22-year old fiancée, Jeremy Rolfs, make a lengthy drive from Tennessee in order to sell expensive computer equipment to a man calling himself “Tom Johnson”. After meeting Johnson in a motel room, he bludgeons the couple with a hammer before stealing the equipment. While Jeremy survives the ordeal, Heather succumbs to her injuries. Eighteen months later, a Nashville man named Thomas Steeples is arrested for the brutal murders of another couple in a motel room and becomes a promising suspect in this crime, but soon dies in jail of a drug overdose. Was Thomas Steeples the mysterious “Tom Johnson”? If not, then who was the actual perpetrator?







    April 23, 1992. Athens, Georgia. 22-year old University of Georgia student Jennifer Lynn Stone is found raped and strangled to death inside the bedroom of her off-campus home. Two of Jennifer’s cameras have been stolen, but they are eventually recovered and linked to an unidentified man who traded them for drugs on the morning of the crime. Even though investigators have a lot of physical evidence to work with, including DNA, they are unable to match it to the perpetrator.







    On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore two unsolved murders which took place in Georgia in 1992. Special thanks to listener Kelly Tucker for narrating the opening of this episode.







    Additional Reading:







    https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Tom_Johnson







    https://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/bitstream/handle/mtsu/620/15756.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y







    https://www.newspapers.com/image/422354231/?terms=%22Heather%2BUffelman%22%2BSteeples







    https://www.newspapers.com/image/422355961/?terms=%22Heather%2BUffelman%22%2BSteeples







    https://www.newspapers.com/image/113137202/?terms=%22Thomas%2BSteeples%22%2Bvenereal







    http://patch.com/georgia/athens/who-killed-jenny-stone







    http://www.redandblack.com/news/after-years-university-student-murder-still-unsolved/article_08155807-e68b-5c9f-8df9-e40df9aa2e88.html







    https://www.onlineathens.com/article/20120421/NEWS/304219925







    “The Trail Went Cold” is on Patreon! Visit www.patreon.com/thetrailwentcold to become a patron and gain access to our exclusive bonus content.







    “The Trail Went Cold” is now doing a weekly livestream show on GetVokl every Thursday from 7:00-8:00 PM ET as part of their “True Crime Thursday” line-up. For more information, please visit their website.







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    The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.







    All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

    • 45 min
    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 175 – Mary Agnes Gross

    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 175 – Mary Agnes Gross

    June 12, 1962. Worthington, Minnesota. 20-year old Marlys Gross gives birth to a baby daughter named Mary Agnes, but is told by the hospital staff that the child died shortly after she was born. Mary Agnes is given a funeral and buried in a grave, but months later, Marlys is mailed a photograph of an unidentified family holding a baby whom she believes is her daughter. Over the next three decades, Marlys would discover a number of suspicious discrepancies to make her believe that Mary Agnes is still alive, so she petitions to have her gravesite exhumed in 1996. While skeletal remains of a deceased child are found, DNA testing reveals that they do not belong to Mary Agnes. Did the hospital orchestrate a cover-up in order to perform a black-market adoption and sell Mary Agnes to another family? If so, then whose remains were buried in Mary Agnes’ grave? This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” explores a very bizarre and complicated mystery about the disappearance of a newborn infant.







    Additional Reading:







    https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Mary_Agnes_Gross







    https://www.newspapers.com/image/240234019/?terms=%22Mary%2BAgnes%2BGross%22







    https://www.newspapers.com/image/454862991/?terms=%22Mary%2BAgnes%2BGross%22







    https://www.newspapers.com/image/240973566/?terms=%22Mary%2BAgnes%2BGross%22







    https://www.newspapers.com/image/240282173/?terms=%22Mary%2BAgnes%2BGross%22







    https://www.newspapers.com/image/336511442/?terms=%22Mary%2BAgnes%2BGross%22







    https://www.newspapers.com/image/336776572/?terms=%22Mary%2BAgnes%2BGross%22







    “The Trail Went Cold” is on Patreon! Visit www.patreon.com/thetrailwentcold to become a patron and gain access to our exclusive bonus content.







    “The Trail Went Cold” is now doing a weekly livestream show on GetVokl every Thursday from 7:00-8:00 PM ET as part of their “True Crime Thursday” line-up. For more information, please visit their website.







    Click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.







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    The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.







    All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

    • 47 min
    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 174 – The Mills Family Murders

    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 174 – The Mills Family Murders

    February 26, 1980. Berkeley, California. 51-year old Al Mills, his 40-year old wife, Jeannie, and Jeannie’s 16-year old daughter, Daphene, are all shot to death, execution-style, in their home. Jeannie’s 17-year old son, Eddie, is left unharmed inside his bedroom, but claims he did not hear the murders take place. Years earlier, the Mills family had defected from the Reverend Jim Jones’ infamous cult, the Peoples Temple, and become outspoken advocates against them. Following the Jonestown Massacre, rumours circulated that surviving members of the cult were going to target the family as revenge. However, investigators suspect that Eddie was the actual perpetrator and make an unsuccessful attempt to charge him with the crime 25 years later. Did Eddie Mills murder his own family, or were they victims of an assassination by outside intruders? This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” explores an unsolved triple homicide and its potential connection to the Jonestown saga.







    “The Trail Went Cold” is on Patreon! Visit www.patreon.com/thetrailwentcold to become a patron and gain access to our exclusive bonus content.







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    “The Trail Went Cold” is now doing a weekly livestream show on GetVokl every Thursday from 7:00-8:00 PM EST as part of their “True Crime Thursday” line-up. For more information, please visit their website.







    Additional Reading:







    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannie_Mills







    https://people.com/archive/the-mills-family-murders-could-it-be-jim-jones-last-revenge-vol-13-no-11/







    https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/BERKELEY-Man-jailed-in-family-slayings-from-25-2557794.php







    https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2005/12/09/son-wont-be-charged-in-1980-slayings/







    https://archives.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2015/11/12/yesterdays-crimes-peoples-temple-hit-squads-and-jonestowns-last-victims







    https://www.sfweekly.com/news/yesterdays-crimes-jonestown-was-just-the-beginning-for-one-peoples-temple-family/







    https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/articles/199203/the-truth-about-jonestown







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    The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.







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    • 57 min
    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 173 – Chad Maurer

    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 173 – Chad Maurer

    May 19, 1990. Madison, Wisconsin. After coming home from his job at a bicycle shop to grab food during his lunch break, 19-year old Chad Maurer tells his parents that he is going to return to his workplace, but he soon turns up missing. Two days later, Chad’s body is found in his car inside a garage on the South Side of Chicago and his cause of death is determined to be carbon monoxide poisoning. While the police initially believe that Chad’s death was a suicide, there are numerous bruises and injuries on his body which seem to indicate foul play. Chad’s parents receive information to suggest he may have been murdered because he became involved in drug trafficking, but there are no conclusive answers about what happened to him. This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” explores the bizarre case of a young man who turned up dead under mysterious circumstances at a location over 150 miles from his home. In addition, we will also discuss the strange 1988 death of 25-year old Kenneth Engie, who also succumbed to carbon monoxide inside his garage in his hometown of Edmore, North Dakota.







    Additional Reading:







    https://unsolved.com/gallery/chad-maurer/







    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1991-12-11-9104210361-story.html







    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1992-03-08-mn-6302-story.html







    https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/columnists/doug-moe/doug-moe-twenty-five-years-on-remembering-chad/article_6a943b8e-e3de-5e6d-8d0d-602f290fa507.html







    https://mytruecrime.com/the-mysterious-death-of-chad-maurer/







    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1991-12-11-9104210361-story.html







    https://unsolved.com/gallery/kenneth-engie/







    “The Trail Went Cold” is on Patreon! Visit www.patreon.com/thetrailwentcold to become a patron and gain access to our exclusive bonus content.







    "The Trail Went Cold" is now doing a weekly livestream show on GetVokl every Thursday from 7:00-8:00 PM EST as part of their "True Crime Thursday" line-up. For more information, please visit their website.







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    The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.







    All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

    • 47 min
    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 172 – Claudia Kirschhoch

    The Trail Went Cold – Episode 172 – Claudia Kirschhoch

    May 27, 2000. Negril, Jamaica. After she is denied entry into Cuba for a junket, 29-year old travel writer Claudia Kirschhoch is rerouted to a Sandals beach resort in Jamaica while she waits for a flight back home to New York. After last being seen walking along a beach, Claudia vanishes without a trace and most of her personal items are left behind in her hotel room. The investigation leads to a resort bartender whom Claudia went out on a date with before she went missing and there are enough suspicious actions from the resort to suggest that a cover-up might have taken place. Who was responsible for Claudia Kirschhoch’s disappearance and how many people were involved? This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” explores a frustrating cold case about an American citizen who went missing during an unscheduled trip to a foreign country and has still never been found. Special thanks to listener Allyssa Ramkerrysingh for narrating the opening of this episode.







    Join us on Saturday, May 2 at 8:00pm Eastern Time for an online streaming Unsolved Mysteries marathon where we will be watching segments about cases covered on episodes of “The Trail Went Cold”. You can enter our screening room by clicking on this link.







    Additional Reading:







    http://www.unsolved.com/gallery/claudia-kirschhoch







    http://charleyproject.org/case/claudia-ann-kirschhoch







    https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Claudia_Kirschhoch







    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/natalee-like-case-5-years-later/







    http://articles.latimes.com/2001/aug/12/travel/tr-33308







    https://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/22/nyregion/queens-travel-writer-who-vanished-in-jamaica-is-declared-dead.html







    http://www.sabrinaerdely.com/docs/MurderInParadise.pdf







    “The Trail Went Cold” is on Patreon! Visit www.patreon.com/thetrailwentcold to become a patron and gain access to our exclusive bonus content.







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    The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.







    All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

    • 41 min

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