This series explores the disappearance of Heidi Allen. It's a case that began decades ago, but has left the residents of central New York with many unanswered questions. As "The Heidi Allen Case" continues, you'll hear from different people whose lives were changed permanently as a result of Heidi's kidnapping -- starting from the beginning.You can listen online, on any WRVO or NPR app, and on iTunes.Ryan Zalduondo, a senior at SUNY Oswego, is your host. Zalduondo only learned about the Heidi Allen case a year and a half ago, on a trip to the North Country with a fellow student. As they passed the site of the gas station where Heidi was abducted 25 years ago, Zalduondo became interested in learning more about the events and their impact on the region. This series is the result.
Episode 4: That's All We Can Do For Now
As the hearings that would determine whether or not Gary Thibodeau would receive a new trial or not got underway, there was plenty of new information pertaining to potential new developments regarding the Heidi Allen kidnapping case.
Episode 3: New Life
Gary Thibodeau was convicted of kidnapping Heidi Allen in 1995, and his appeals ran out in 1999. Things appeared bleak for all parties involved as time moved forward into the 2000’s. But new light was shed on the case in 2013 when a woman came forward to say she had information about who may have kidnapped Allen in 1994.
Episode 2: The Trials
Richard Thibodeau’s arrest on May 25, 1994 for kidnapping Heidi Allen changed a lot of things in New Haven, New York.
Episode 1: The Disappearance
The Easter Sunday disappearance of 18-year-year old Heidi Allen from a gas station convenience store gripped the central New York community and has continued to do so to this day.
Heidi Allen podcast coming to WRVO this April
As the 25th anniversary of Heidi Allen's kidnapping approaches on April 3, WRVO is bringing you a special series on the story that has transfixed residents of Central and Northern New York for decades. Your host is Ryan Zalduondo, a senior at SUNY Oswego. Here's more from Ryan:
Good research terrible narration
Host needs to perk up a bit- monotoned, read off script and rather boring to listen to-which is a shame because the content is worthy of time and interest.
Ryan made this podcast during his time as a college student. Fantastic research on a compelling case that remains unsolved despite a conviction
Get a new narrator
I’m from this area so I was very interested in this case and it was well researched with the exception of mentioning the stickers and something else in Richards van...I was thinking who cares? Does not relate to the case at all and made it seem that he was the possible kidnapper when the podcasters knew he wasn’t. Also, the narration is so terrible please get someone else next time. The narrator sounds so flat and monotone.