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In order to tell the story of a crime, you have to turn back time. Every season, Investigative journalist Delia D'Ambra digs deep into a mind-bending mystery with the hopes of reigniting interest in a decades old homicide case.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 32.7K Ratings

In order to tell the story of a crime, you have to turn back time. Every season, Investigative journalist Delia D'Ambra digs deep into a mind-bending mystery with the hopes of reigniting interest in a decades old homicide case.

    Season 6: The Death of Douglas Wagg, Jr.

    Season 6: The Death of Douglas Wagg, Jr.

    On July 8th, 1991, the body of 27-year-old Douglas Wagg, Jr. turned up on a lone stretch of railroad tracks that border the small city of Williamston, North Carolina. How he got there and how he died has remained a mystery for more than 33 years.

    • 4 min
    Ep 1 of 14: The Stranger

    Ep 1 of 14: The Stranger

    On July 8, 1991, the body of 27-year-old Douglas Wagg, Jr. turned up on a lone stretch of railroad tracks that border the small city of Williamston, North Carolina. How he got there and how he died has remained a mystery for more than 33 years. In the first episode of CounterClock season six, Delia turns back time to unravel Doug’s life story and get a better sense of who he was, where he was from and why his family is fighting to figure out what happened to him.

    • 30 min
    Ep 2 of 14: The Tracks

    Ep 2 of 14: The Tracks

    The operator of the freight train that hit Doug recalls the fateful early morning strike from July 1991 and Delia learns more about what law enforcement did and didn’t do to investigate. A detective from a neighboring jurisdiction explains how he tried to alert the Martin County Sheriff’s office that there was evidence of murder on the desolate stretch of train tracks.

    • 32 min
    Ep 3 of 14: The Damage

    Ep 3 of 14: The Damage

    Delia reviews the original forensic pathologist’s findings in the Doug Wagg case to determine the big takeaways. Family members reveal just how in the dark they were back in 1991 and what new discoveries have left them questioning everything they thought they knew. Delia learns about a bizarre overlap between her own life and the top brass at the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

    • 31 min
    Ep 4 of 14: The Timeline

    Ep 4 of 14: The Timeline

    Delia visits the scene of Doug’s death in Martin County and observes why it was an ideal place to potentially dump a body undetected. Doug's widow retraces the timeline leading up to his death and murky accounts of where he was last seen alive leave a lot to be questioned. A troubling letter Doug wrote to his wife weeks before his death alludes to a much more sinister reality.

    • 26 min
    Ep 5 of 14: The Car

    Ep 5 of 14: The Car

    Delia discovers a traffic citation Doug received one month before his death and its contents are beyond puzzling. The lead raises a lot of questions about why Doug was out in the middle of the night, one month before his death. Delia sets out to speak with one man who’s alleged to have seen Doug during July 4th weekend 1991. We hear, for the first time, from Doug’s son about why he’s joined the pursuit for answers about the father he never knew.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
32.7K Ratings

32.7K Ratings

rapson2000 ,

Delia is a gifted & compassionate storyteller

I know Delia does a huge amount of investigative work and she’s obviously very thorough. That’s the backbone of the podcast and so important, so I want to acknowledge that. But my favorite part of this podcast is her storytelling. It’s riveting, and filled with empathy for the victims and their families. She really does leave you wanting more of the story at the end of every episode, and wanting all the best for these heartbroken families.

joedaspacecow ,

Waste of time

I’ve listened to every season and have somewhat enjoyed all of them. But season 6 is atrocious. It seems like it is a different story every episode and none of them connect. This entire season could’ve fit into one single episode but it was stretched out for no reason. Every single time you ask a question, you respond with: “and the answer is… I don’t know”. And then proceed to make some crazy conspiracy theory. Also, calling someone a “boy” is not racist, grow up and quit fishing for something to make some look bad.

the locacious one ,

Get to the point

The first 6 minutes of podcast the host talks about herself & explains why she can’t take on every case someone e-mails her bout. Duh. Next the obligatory background on the victim & interviews with the family. I have a feeling the host is going to have a problem getting to the point. If this continues I’ll quit listening as I prefer true crime podcasts that get to the point & focus on the facts of the case & don’t fill time with extraneous information. No wonder it’s 14 episodes ! OK I’m back & the host is starting to get preachy & talking about her views on addiction & personal responsibility. Is she a former addict ? I doubt it as she is very judgmental. I don’t listen to true crime podcasts to get the host’s opinion or get extraneous information. I find the best TC podcasts get to the point & just give the facts. I’m done listening to this podcast & anything this host puts out. Maybe she could listen to the true crime podcast True Crime South Africa where the host goes through the crime in chronological order & just gives the facts & she never gives her personal opinion. Very professional. Maybe the host could learn a thing or two by listening to True Crime S Africa.

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