5 episodes

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.

The Heidi Allen Case: Central New York's Most Enduring Mystery WRVO Public Media

    • True Crime
    • 3.9 • 59 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 32 min
    Episode 3: New Life

    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.

    • 38 min
    Episode 2: The Trials

    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.

    • 26 min
    Episode 1: The Disappearance

    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.

    • 36 min
    Heidi Allen podcast coming to WRVO this April

    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:

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Springsong7 ,

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.

ScottTheMighty ,

Very Impressive

Ryan made this podcast during his time as a college student. Fantastic research on a compelling case that remains unsolved despite a conviction

buytghhn ,

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.

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