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Trace Evidence is a weekly true crime podcast that focuses on unsolved cases, from chilling murders to missing persons. Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines each case, diving deep into the evidence and exploring the theories which revolve around them. For each unsolved case, there are the victims and their families, who want answers and the abductors and murders who hide the truth.

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Trace Evidence Steven Pacheco

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 23 Ratings

Trace Evidence is a weekly true crime podcast that focuses on unsolved cases, from chilling murders to missing persons. Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines each case, diving deep into the evidence and exploring the theories which revolve around them. For each unsolved case, there are the victims and their families, who want answers and the abductors and murders who hide the truth.

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    155 - The Disappearance of Traci Kegley

    155 - The Disappearance of Traci Kegley

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    Thirty-year old Traci Kegley was about to begin a new life. The recently divorced mother of a two year old daughter had faced some setbacks, but she was moving forward. She had just gotten a new job and was excited for her first day... but she'd never make it.

    On the afternoon of Sunday, April 26th, 1998, Traci set off with her two year old to run errands. She stopped to fill up her gas tank and then drove off, never to be seen again. More than twelve hours later, a passerby found her car sitting on an isolate stretch of highway. Sitting in the back, still buckled in, was her daughter but Traci was gone.

    Police launched searches, got the word out to the media and pushed hard to track her down but they had to contend with miles of thick woods, difficult terrain and a slew of flooded pits and quarries. The horror of the truth was difficult to dismiss; she could be almost anywhere. While some believed she'd likely fallen victim to a random attack, investigators began to feel that those responsible for her disappearance were likely not only locals, but people Traci knew.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Special Update - Carbon County Beth Doe IDENTIFIED & 7 Case Updates

    Special Update - Carbon County Beth Doe IDENTIFIED & 7 Case Updates

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    For forty-five years the mystery of the Carbon County Beth Doe haunted Pennsylvania. Who was she, how did she end up in Carbon County and who murdered the pregnant woman before dismembering her remains and throwing her off an overpass bridge. Now, thanks to genetic genealogy, she has been positively identified as fifteen year old Evelyn Colon of Jersey City, NJ. Even more surprisingly, her former boyfriend, Luis Sierra, has been arrested and charged with murder.

    In addition to discussing this amazing update, we will look at seven other cases which have had less major updates in the past years. Those include the Abduction of Angela Hammond, the Disappearance of LaShaya Stine, the Murder of Nick Kunselman and Stephanie Hart-Grizzell, the Abduction and Murder of Isabel Celis, the Vanishing of Asha Degree, the Disappearance of Dail Dinwiddie and the Littleton Colorado Bowling Alley Triple Homicide of Erin Golla, Bobby Zajac and James Springer Jr.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    154 - The Murder of Alexandra Anaya

    154 - The Murder of Alexandra Anaya

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    Thirteen year old Alexandra Anaya vanished without a trace from her home in Hammond, Indiana. Her mother, Sandra was baffled. No signs of forced entry, no signs of a struggle. It was almost as if she had disappeared from the face of the earth.

    While Sandra, her family and police were trying to track down the missing teen, the Chicago Police were responding to a call about a body discovered in the Little Calumet River. Wrapped in chains and strapped to a cinder block was the dismembered torso of a young woman.

    Three weeks later, a DNA match confirmed that Alexandra Anaya had been brutally murdered before her killer severed her arms, legs and head. To this day, all of her remains have never been found.

    While locals believed the crime had to have been random and was likely committed by a serial killer, Alexandra's mother felt she knew exactly who was responsible and he was definitely no stranger.

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    153 - The Murder of Jennifer Persia

    153 - The Murder of Jennifer Persia

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    Sixteen year old Jennifer Persia had everything going for her. She played saxophone in the school band, was on the color guard and was becoming a breakout athlete. As a freshman, she was on the varsity track team and medaled in a competition against mostly seniors.

    Then one quiet, Monday night, someone stole away everything she hoped to be, shattered a family and rocked a small town. On April 4th, 1994, an unknown killer, or killers, entered Jennifer's home and brutally murdered the sixteen year old over a matter of just $200

    For twenty-seven years the identity of Jennifer's killers has remained unknown, but while the small town believed a monster was stalking the streets, investigators began to learn that Jennifer's murder was likely not random, and in fact, may have been perpetrated by someone she knew and trusted.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    152 - The Disappearance of Bryan Hayes and Mark Degner

    152 - The Disappearance of Bryan Hayes and Mark Degner

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    From the first moment there should have been tremendous concern, the boys suffered from several different issues, both psychological and physical, and required support, attention and their necessary medications. Yet, almost nothing was done. It would take nearly six hours before the first missing person's report was filed, because neither family had been told they'd left school.

    A desperate search was launched with family, friends and investigators trying to find the boys but there were few leads. Several sightings were reported, though none could be confirmed. As time began passing, years fell away and soon they were no longer looking for boys, but grown men.

    Then, in early 2017, Police and the FBI raided the home of a Jacksonville Beach man, charging him with the 1994 murder of sixteen year old Fred Paul Laster. Investigators began to wonder, had Mark and Bryan chosen to runaway on their own or was it possible that a monster living in the area might have lured them into his trap?

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    151 - The Disappearance of Denise Porch

    151 - The Disappearance of Denise Porch

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    Twenty-one year old Denise Porch was enjoying life. She'd just celebrated her first wedding anniversary, got a promotion at work and picked up tickets to see a concert. Then one hot, summer day, she mysteriously vanished from right outside her own apartment.

    There were witnesses, though they didn't see what happened, just Denise speaking with an unidentified man. Police searched, but never found a shred of physical evidence and with clues in short supply they never made much headway.

    Then, after a long ten years, the arrest and conviction of a notorious killer lead investigators to wonder if Denise had been one of his victims, or if perhaps, her case was connected to several others that had occurred in the area.

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    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

thanks2Covid ,

Love Trace Evidence

Format fabulous. Love your voice and delivery.
Learn so much about these cases.

crime fan nz ,

Get rid of the music!

Interesting content but that appalling background music is far too loud. Really distracts from the show. The content is dramatic enough without needing to resort to bad music to increase the tension.

Johnny 0101010101 ,

Too much small talk

I have been a long time listener. But sadly I no longer enjoy your podcasts.
You drag out stories way too much. It’s almost 30 mins of irrelevant information before you get to anything to do with the case. And your words sound like they are slowed down. You need to go back to how you were at the start. Simple at straight to the point. I hope you take this feedback and put it to use because I find your podcasts interesting but now simply unbearable.

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