10 episodes

In the border city of Ciudad Juárez, hundreds of women have gone missing. The ones that are found have strange symbols carved on their bodies, some have their wrists bound with shoelaces. All are discarded like garbage. The story of Forgotten investigates theories about what or who is responsible—a serial killer, organ traffickers, a Satanic Cult—and pursues an investigation with law enforcement on both sides of the border, terrified witnesses and corrupt authorities

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In the border city of Ciudad Juárez, hundreds of women have gone missing. The ones that are found have strange symbols carved on their bodies, some have their wrists bound with shoelaces. All are discarded like garbage. The story of Forgotten investigates theories about what or who is responsible—a serial killer, organ traffickers, a Satanic Cult—and pursues an investigation with law enforcement on both sides of the border, terrified witnesses and corrupt authorities

    Introducing: Behind the Police

    Introducing: Behind the Police

    How did American police get so violent? The answer to that question goes back centuries, to the earliest days of this nation. On this special podcast miniseries hosts Robert Evans and rap artist Propaganda (Jason Petty) draw a straight line from the darkest days of slavery, to the murder of George Floyd and the mass violence American police meted out to their citizens this summer. 
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    • 54 sec
    7. La Linea

    7. La Linea

    Uncovering who is behind the murders of women begins to suggest a much larger conspiracy. But how far does it reach? And does it stop at the border? Alfredo keeps digging, and we look for answers in Júarez's past.
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    • 48 min
    6. Eyewitness

    6. Eyewitness

    Journalist Alfredo Corchado interviews an eyewitness from the Juárez underworld, who claims to know what's happening to the murdered women. A suspect is arrested in Sagrario Gonzalez's case. And the FBI begins a secret cross-border operation.
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    • 46 min
    Bonus: Crossing Into Juárez

    Bonus: Crossing Into Juárez

    In this bonus episode, Mónica gives us a sneak peak into the side of Juárez that is often discussed, but rarely understood. We meet cultural anthropologist and border expert Howard Campbell, who has deeply researched the various criminal networks at work in Ciudad Juárez by spending time on the ground. We'll be back next week with a new episode that takes us even further into the Juárez underworld.
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    • 8 min
    5. The Devil's Lawyer

    5. The Devil's Lawyer

    Doubts about the bus drivers' guilt in the Cotton Field murders inspire two prominent lawyers to come to their defense. The lawyers question the police investigation and start to receive threats. Dante Almarez, the "Devil's Lawyer," is on a personal mission to uncover the truth of who is responsible for the murders of the women.
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    • 34 min
    4. The Cotton Field

    4. The Cotton Field

    It's 2001 and eight women's bodies are discovered in a well trafficked area of Ciudad Juárez. Oz and Mónica visit the site of the mass grave with the former chief forensic investigator and take a closer look at some unusual crime scene details. Two suspects confess to the crimes.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

KRO10414 ,

Texas Listener

Deep to listen, disturbing as well. But a must so you can understand what happened in Juarez. Living in TX and living so close is extremely sad to know this went on and continues.

haykey J ,

Blessed

This story hit home a little because I was born in Juarez, I was only there for 4 months before I was adopted! I truly truly hope that my mother or sister was not part of this. My thoughts are with the families.

Zensev ,

Story that needs to be told!

Thank you for elevating this issue, for all those who have disappeared - the daughters, sisters, aunts. The violence against women needs to end!

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