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Classic City Crime is a true crime podcast featuring stories from Athens, Georgia— home to the state's university and a lively music and arts scene, Cameron Jay will take listeners on a journey of uncovering some of the city's most interesting crimes.

Classic City Crime Classic City Crime

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 560 Ratings

Classic City Crime is a true crime podcast featuring stories from Athens, Georgia— home to the state's university and a lively music and arts scene, Cameron Jay will take listeners on a journey of uncovering some of the city's most interesting crimes.

    S1E25: Tara Baker, 21 Years Later

    S1E25: Tara Baker, 21 Years Later

    Classic City Crime Podcast returns for 2022 by honoring and remembering the life of Tara Louise Baker on a day which marks 21 years since the UGA Law Student was brutally murdered in Athens, Georgia. While her family still has no answers, they have hope that through advocacy and continued faith, justice will be served in some form. 

    Host Cameron Jay sits down with the Baker siblings to discuss their memories of their sister, how they plan to honor her on what is not only over two decades since her death, but what will be another birthday Tara isn't here to celebrate. They also discuss their new work with the family of murder victim Rhonda Sue Coleman to seek legislative change for homicide victims' families. You can learn more at www.facebook.com/gavictims.

    The episode ends with the return of Mrs. Virginia Baker, still Tara's mother. She reminds us of how much her daughter was loved, how the unknown still haunts her, and what her advice would be to other grieving parents feeling alone this time of year. 



    Hosted, written and produced by Cameron Jay (@LifeofCameron). Original design by Kyle Kizziah (@Haizzik). Research assistance by Elizabeth Durusau. Intro music exclusively for CCC by Ryan McDaniel. 



    Connect with us online

    Facebook: facebook.com/classiccitycrime

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    To listen to Tara's story from episode one, visit https://www.classiccitycrimepodcast.com/TaraBaker

    To learn more about the case of Rhonda Sue Coleman, visit https://www.FoxhunterPodcast.com



    Disclaimer:

    *The views expressed by guests of Classic City Crime Podcast do not necessarily reflect the views of Cameron Jay, CCC, or any of its associates. All people discussed, whether interviewed or implied, are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. CCC does not encourage nor condone listeners taking the law into their own hands, contacting those associated with the case, or intervening in police investigations.* 

    • 44 min
    Special Report: The Life of Elijah James Wood

    Special Report: The Life of Elijah James Wood

    We're back this week with a special report regarding the life of Elijah James Wood, who was shot in neighboring Oconee County, Georgia on March 19. While police continue their investigation and search for the killer who is still at-large, host Cameron Jay takes a moment to bring the focus back to Elijah and his life, by speaking with some of his family members. We have all heard so much about what happened that night. We've heard a lot of buzz and speculation about who might be involved. But Classic City Crime wants to make sure that Elijah's life and his impact on others is not minimized in all of that.

    If you or someone you knows has any information that could lead to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for Elijah's death, please contact Detective Zach Eaton at zeaton@oconeesheriff.org. Visit the OCSO's official website for the case at https://www.WhoKilledElijah.com. To hear our exclusive interview with Sheriff Hale, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbIzUshXtuI

    © 2021 Classic City Crime. All rights reserved.

    *Disclaimer: The views and stories told by those interviewed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect the views of host Cameron Jay, co-producer Kyle Kizziah, or Classic City Crime.*

    Music:
    Neosporin on my Ankle by a CCC friend
    Oak Studios: https://www.patreon.com/m/5449920/posts

    • 29 min
    Final Thoughts: The Athens Murders of 1987

    Final Thoughts: The Athens Murders of 1987

    In "Final Thoughts", host Cameron Jay wraps up "The Athens Murders of 1987" by sharing with you a few of his own takeaways from this journey. He also shares with listeners how they can help honor the lives of Drs. Rachel and Glenn Sutton. Sally and Helen Nathanson, and Ann Orr Morris. 



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    © 2021 Classic City Crime. All rights reserved.

    *Disclaimer: The views, assessments, and stories told by those interviewed in this podcast do NOT reflect the views of Cameron Jay, Kyle Kizziah, or Classic City Crime.*

    Episode Image provided by Wayne Ford and The Athens Banner Herald's archives.

    • 4 min
    Part 7: The Athens Murders of 1987

    Part 7: The Athens Murders of 1987

    In Part 7, listeners get to hear a recorded reading of the transcript of Clinton Bankston's interview with police after being found in possession of the stolen car and after being charged with five counts of murder. The parts of the detectives and 16-year old Bankston are read by listeners by you. The transcript is read to help listeners better contextualize all we've learned over the last 8 weeks and will leave the listener to ultimately decide what they think went wrong in 1987.



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    Soundtrack sources available at and brought to you by epidemicsound.com: A Hand of Aces by White Bones. Visit epidemicsound.com to purchase/learn more.

    © 2021 Classic City Crime. All rights reserved.

    *Disclaimer: The views, assessments, and stories told by those interviewed in this podcast do NOT reflect the views of Cameron Jay, Kyle Kizziah, or Classic City Crime.*

    Episode Image provided by Wayne Ford and The Athens Banner Herald's archives.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Part 6: The Athens Murders of 1987

    Part 6: The Athens Murders of 1987

    In Part 6 of The Athens Murders of 1987, host Cameron Jay and Psychologist Dr. Debra Cowart Steckler discuss her assessment of Clinton Bankston, the young teen arrested and charged with five counts of capital murder. She answers some important questions: What could have possibly been going on in Bankston's mind? How did all of that end in murder? And, perhaps she has some insight into the age-old question: Does she think this could have been prevented? 



    All of this and more as we continue to discuss this tragic piece of Athens history and prepare to hear the full reading of the Bankston police interview transcript. 



    Become a #CCCInsider at classiccitycrimepodcast.com

    Instagram: instagram.com/classiccitycrime

    Facebook: Facebook.com/ClassicCityCrime

    Soundtrack sources available at and brought to you by epidemicsound.com: A Hand of Aces by White Bones. Visit epidemicsound.com to purchase/learn more.

    © 2021 Classic City Crime. All rights reserved.

    *Disclaimer: The views, assessments, and stories told by those interviewed in this podcast do NOT reflect the views of Cameron Jay, Kyle Kizziah, or Classic City Crime.*

    Episode Image provided by Wayne Ford and The Athens Banner Herald's archives.

    • 53 min
    Part 5: The Athens Murders of 1987

    Part 5: The Athens Murders of 1987

    In Part 5, host Cameron Jay discusses the arrest and questioning of Clinton Bankston for ‘The Athens Murders of 1987’. The 15-turned-16 year old young teen was facing the possibility of being sentenced to death when defense Attorney Ed Tolley challenged the death sentence in a case that would ultimately change the law in the state of Georgia- sparing Bankston’s life.

    We discuss the complexities of the case as we revisit Bankston’s own words and try to find out why this crime happened and if it could have been prevented?



    Become a #CCCInsider at classiccitycrimepodcast.com

    Instagram: instagram.com/classiccitycrime

    Facebook: Facebook.com/ClassicCityCrime

    Soundtrack sources available at and brought to you by epidemicsound.com: A Hand of Aces by White Bones. Visit epidemicsound.com to purchase/learn more.

    © 2021 Classic City Crime. All rights reserved.

    *Disclaimer: The views and stories told by those interviewed in this podcast do not reflect the views of Cameron Jay, Kyle Kizziah, or Classic City Crime.*

    Episode Image provided by Wayne Ford and The Athens Banner Herald's archives.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
560 Ratings

560 Ratings

Mayers29 ,

Ready for the new season!!!!!!

Cameron I can’t wait for your new season! My daughter and I are big fans. All of your stories bring back memories of times with my family. I remember when I was young them talking about the murders off of Oglethorpe ave.
I can’t wait to hear Mrs. Effie’s story. My grandfather had told us about Mrs. Effie and the stories he was told.

JessRB85 ,

Great storytelling!!

I have loved listening to this podcast to learn more about my hometown. I think Cameron does a great job at telling the story and all sides to the story. It is truly impactful how much good has come out of this podcast!

monotonous game ,

Excellent crime podcast

Absolutely love that this podcaster has been able to uncover so much new information about the heinous crime against Tara Baker. Podcasts that simply tell a story bore me but Cameron puts in a ton of work and thinks of things to look that the police haven’t even done. I hope and pray that crime will be solved

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