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gone cold podcast - texas true crime explores unsolved homicides and missing persons cases throughout the state of Texas, providing the victims and their families with a voice.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.4 • 1.3K Ratings

gone cold podcast - texas true crime explores unsolved homicides and missing persons cases throughout the state of Texas, providing the victims and their families with a voice.

    The Slaying of Judy Herron and the Kidnapping for Ransom of Amy McNeil

    The Slaying of Judy Herron and the Kidnapping for Ransom of Amy McNeil

    In November of 1984, a brutal and shocking murder rocked the otherwise crime-free and exclusive Colleyville subdivision Tara Plantation. Judy Herron was a 37-year-old stay at home parent and was attacked and slain not long after her husband Lee left for work. Though Colleyville authorities enlisted the help of multiple outside jurisdictions, Judy’s killer slipped away without so much as a trace. Less than two months later, two similar, violent crimes perpetrated by the same man had Colleyville Detectives almost certain they’d found the man who murdered Judy Herron. Evidence to prove it, however, was elusive.

    If you have any information about the Judy Herron murder case, please contact Colleyville PD at (817) 503-1202.

    Special thanks to Shawn B for bringing our attention to Judy’s case.

    If you’d like to donate to law enforcement investigations that need funding or upload your DNA into a database used only for law enforcement investigations, you can at DNAsolves.com

    If you don’t have DNA data from a consumer testing site, you can get a kit at connect.DNAsolves.com

    You can support gone cold and listen ad-free at patreon.com/gonecoldpodcast

    Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using @gonecoldpodcast

    Texas State Historical Association, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum were used as sources for this episode.

    #JusticeForJudyHerron #Colleyville #ColleyvilleTX #TarrantCountyTX #Texas #TX #GoneCold #GoneColdPodcast #TexasTrueCrime #TrueCrime #TrueCrimePodcast #Podcast #ColdCase #UnsolvedMysteries #UnsolvedMurder #Murder #Unsolved

    • 43 min
    No Trace: The Disappearance of Tara Breckenridge

    No Trace: The Disappearance of Tara Breckenridge

    On August 4th, 1992, 23-year-old Tara Breckenridge vanished without so much as a trace after leaving her job at Houston’s The Men’s Club. Besides a theory that her car was tampered with, Houston Detectives were ultimately unable to find a single solid lead, even after discovering that Tara had an admirer and that she and her boyfriend were having relationship trouble. After a 2007 DNA match between two other unsolved Houston cases, speculation that a serial rapist and killer was stalking women who worked at adult entertainment venues was the talk of the metropolis.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Tara Breckenridge, please call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

    If you’d like to donate to law enforcement investigations that need funding or upload your DNA into a database used only for law enforcement investigations, you can at DNAsolves.com

    If you don’t have DNA data from a consumer testing site, you can get a kit at connect.DNAsolves.com

    You can support gone cold at patreon.com/gonecoldpodcast

    Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using @gonecoldpodcast

    The Houston Chronicle, The Del Rio News-Herald, and the television show Unsolved Mysteries were used as sources for this episode.

    #WhereIsTaraBreckenridge #JusticeForTaraBreckenridge #Houston #HoustonTX #HarrisCountyTX #Texas #TX #GoneCold #GoneColdPodcast #TexasTrueCrime #TrueCrime #TrueCrimePodcast #Podcast #ColdCase #UnsolvedMysteries #Disappearance #Missing #MissingPerson

    • 31 min
    Justice for Carla Part 4: Becky, June, & Christy

    Justice for Carla Part 4: Becky, June, & Christy

    Glen Samuel McCurley’s heinous and depraved act against Carla Walker was confident and brazen; it was as if the man had done it before. There are many murders in the city of Fort Worth in which McCurley’s involvement can be speculated, particularly the several victims of what became known as “The February Slayings.” Victims of those murders include Becky Martin, June Ward, and Christy Tower. This episode explores the possibility that Glen McCurley is responsible for these young women’s violent and tragic deaths, and others.

    Special thanks to Cindy, Jim, Tarrant County Assistant Criminal District Attorney Emily Dixon, and Othram Incorporated CEO David Mittelman for their contributions to this episode.

    The city of Fort Worth still has nearly 1,000 cold cases dating back to 1959. If you have any information about any unsolved case in the city, please contact the cold case unit at 817-392-4307 or email detectives at coldcase@fortworthpd.com.

    If you’d like to donate to law enforcement investigations that need funding or upload your DNA into a database used only for law enforcement investigations, you can at DNAsolves.com

    If you don’t have DNA data from a consumer testing site, you can get a kit at connect.DNAsolves.com

    You can support gone cold at patreon.com/gonecoldpodcast

    #JusticeForBeckyMartin #JusticeForJuneWard #JusticeForChristyTower #JusticeForPaulaDavenport #JusticeForNancyBay #FortWorth #FortWorthTX #TarrantCountyTexas #Texas #TX #TrueCrime #TrueCrimePodcast #Podcast #ColdCase #Solved #DNA #Murder #UnsolvedMysteries #GoneCold #GoneColdPodcast #TexasTrueCrime

    • 41 min
    Justice for Carla Part 3: Guilty

    Justice for Carla Part 3: Guilty

    In a surprise move, Glen Samuel McCurley changed his plea from “not guilty” to “guilty” on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021, the third day of his trial for the February 1974 murder of Carla Jan Walker. On Part 3 of Justice for Carla, Emily Dixon speaks with us about what the third day of trial had in store if it had proceeded and Carla’s siblings, Jim and Cindy, share with us their thoughts on everything from their allocations to their sister’s new legacy – her murder case as a template for other families desperate for answers.

    Special thanks to Cindy, Jim, Tarrant County Assistant Criminal District Attorney Emily Dixon, Nicole (Juror #6), and Detectives Jeff Bennett and Leah Wagner for their contributions to this episode.

    The city of Fort Worth still has nearly 1,000 cold cases dating back to 1959. If you have any information about any unsolved case in the city, please contact the cold case unit at 817-392-4307 or email detectives at coldcase@fortworthpd.com.

    If you’d like to donate to law enforcement investigations that need funding or upload your DNA into a database used only for law enforcement investigations, you can at DNAsolves.com

    If you don’t have DNA data from a consumer testing site, you can get a kit at connect.DNAsolves.com.

    As always, you can support gone cold at patreon.com/gonecoldpodcast.

    #CarlaWalker #JusticeForCarlaWalker #FortWorth #FortWorthTX #TarrantCountyTX #Texas #TX #TrueCrime #TrueCrimePodcast #Podcast #ColdCase #Solved #DNA #Murder #UnsolvedMysteries #GoneCold #GoneColdPodcast #TexasTrueCrime

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Justice for Carla Part 2: Confessions

    Justice for Carla Part 2: Confessions

    After Glen Samuel McCurley was arrested for the kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder of Carla Walker, Tarrant County Assistant Criminal District Attorneys Kim D’Avignon and Emily Dixon, along with DA Investigator Chris Lachance, began their work to obtain a conviction. First, the case had to go before a Grand Jury, followed by a series of pretrial hearings in which the man’s defense attempted to get evidence thrown out. But the efforts of the court appointed defense team, for the most part, failed. Last episode, we heard Detectives and DNA experts recall their roles in the arrest of Glen McCurley. This episode, ADA Emily Dixon discuss her and ADA D’Avignon’s role in obtaining a conviction. Also this episode – Detectives Wagner and Bennett and Nicole, or juror number 6.

    The city of Fort Worth still has nearly 1,000 cold cases dating back to 1959. If you have any information about any unsolved case in the city, please contact the cold case unit at 817-392-4307 or email detectives at coldcase@fortworthpd.com.

    If you’d like to donate to law enforcement investigations that need funding or upload your DNA into a database used only for law enforcement investigations, you can at DNAsolves.com

    If you don’t have DNA data from a consumer testing site, you can get a kit at connect.DNAsolves.com.

    You can support gone cold and listen ad-free at patreon.com/gonecoldpodcast

    #CarlaWalker #JusticeForCarlaWalker #FortWorth #FortWorthTX #TarrantCountyTexas #Texas #TX #TrueCrime #TrueCrimePodcast #Podcast #ColdCase #Solved #DNA #Murder #UnsolvedMysteries #GoneCold #GoneColdPodcast #TexasTrueCrime

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Introducing Suspect

    Introducing Suspect

    A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later. It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day -- choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.

    Listen at: wondery.fm/Suspect_GoneColdPod

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

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1.3K Ratings

Dalpilotwife ,

Takes a minute to get used to

Yes, the podcaster has a voice that I can only compare as a cross between Forrest Gump & Jigsaw & takes a while to get used to. But will I still listen? Absolutely.

MaVis7164 ,

Excellent podcast

Great job covering old cases. I love your southern drawl and how nicely written your podcast is. Excellent use of vocabulary!

MMAAIX03 (Mindy) ,

Love the podcast but the monotone kills me

Great podcast and content, but the narrator is so monotone.

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