Season 3: In 1984, a father of three disappeared while working at a mysterious Cincinnati plant. It turned out he’d met a gruesome fate: Pieces of bone, his eyeglasses and walkie-talkie were uncovered inside a vat that reached 1350 degrees Fahrenheit. Two months later, the Fernald Feed Materials Production Center was revealed to have been processing uranium – and polluting the region. The dead man’s children believe their father was murdered because he intended to expose how the plant had been releasing millions of pounds of uranium dust into the atmosphere. We’re hoping to figure out: Did 39-year-old David Bocks kill himself, as Fernald officials alleged, or was he more likely killed?
Season 2: A soft-hearted prison minister was found killed in her Kentucky apartment, and Newport police zeroed in on an ex-convict she’d counseled. Thirty years later, the conviction is overturned and the case is once again unsolved. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was William Virgil wrongly convicted for murder?
Season 1: When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was the right guy charged, or did a killer walk free?
BONUS EPISODE: Lessons Learned
Though officials with the Fernald uranium plant lied and covered up the danger their workers faced, Fernald is actually held up as a role model for other American communities polluted by the arms race.
Chapter 8: The nuclear wrap-up
Long after David Bocks’ children and grandchildren are dead, the legacy of his employer will remain, encased in concrete and buried deep beneath the earth.
Chapter 7: A variance in views
Two coworkers tell police that David Bocks seemed depressed on his last day of work. Or is it just one?
Chapter 6: Last day laid bare
David Bocks’ final shift is pieced together through police statements and time cards.
Chapter 5: The king of conspiracies
In the 1990s, an indie reporter tried to expose Fernald and link managers to David Bocks’ death. His theories sounded outrageous, but some of them proved true.
BONUS EPISODE: Artistic Aftershocks
A look at how the atomic bombs that ended World War II left an imprint on pop culture that lasts to this day.
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Best Podcast I have heard
Fantastic story. It has everything a great podcast could have; a mysterious death, government coverups, greedy, unethical lawyers and an incompetent police investigation.
Great job. I feel terrible that Dave’s family never received the answers they were entitled to or the financial compensation that would have made the loss of their father a little less painful.
I listen to several different True Crime podcasts, what I love about Accused is they really try to investigate and look at cases in a different way. It’s so interesting to listen to, and I love the attention to detail they have in every episode. Highly recommend!
Hated season 1/2
Season 3 was amazing! I listened to it first then TRIED to listen to the other ones and just bored me so much