25 episodes

What would you do if you learned you were adopted, your biological mother was a convicted murderer and your father’s true identity was a mystery? This is what happened to Becky Babcock, the daughter of the infamous Diane Downs. Join Melissa Moore, host of Happy Face Season 1, as she helps Becky unravel the strange tale of her family, searching for answers to decades-old mysteries that remain unanswered in the modern day.

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    • 4.3 • 8.5K Ratings

What would you do if you learned you were adopted, your biological mother was a convicted murderer and your father’s true identity was a mystery? This is what happened to Becky Babcock, the daughter of the infamous Diane Downs. Join Melissa Moore, host of Happy Face Season 1, as she helps Becky unravel the strange tale of her family, searching for answers to decades-old mysteries that remain unanswered in the modern day.

    Hidden in Plain Sight

    Hidden in Plain Sight

    In 1984, Diane Downs was convicted for the murder of her daughter and attempted murder of her other son and daughter. Shortly before her admission to prison, she gave birth to a girl. Now that daughter, Becky Babcock, begins the journey to accept the connection to who her biological mother is, and what that means for her life going forward.

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    • 21 min
    The Secret

    The Secret

    After a viewing of a TV movie revealed to Becky what her biological mother had done, her life took a turn towards rebellion. Now, twenty years later, she's still dealing with the consequences of that discovery

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    • 28 min
    Truth and Lies

    Truth and Lies

    After many attempts to speak with Diane's family members, Diane's brother, James, finally agrees to sit down with Becky.

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    • 32 min
    The Night of May 19th, 1983

    The Night of May 19th, 1983

    Could Diane’s obsession with a married man be the possible motive? We explore her former marriage and life leading up to the shooting of the Downs children. 

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    • 28 min
    Diane

    Diane

    Just four days after the shooting Diane participated in a reenactment of the night of May 19th for the police. Her affect throughout the reenactment caused the police and community to look at her as a suspect. 

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    • 34 min
    DNA Detective

    DNA Detective

    How does Becky plan to uncover her Paternal Lineage? With help from two DNA and genetic experts, we sink our teeth into the reality of trying to track down a parent with limited information. Fortunately, with the DNA kits submitted by Diane's brother, James Fredrickson, and Becky, we have the first piece of the puzzle to find Becky's biological dad.

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
8.5K Ratings

8.5K Ratings

jabbles4 ,

Great

Great podcast it was really well done . I find her brother pretty interesting he so convinced his sister is innocent which I can understand that it seems he is blinded which is funny because he says it about many other people . He also says he know everything about the case but hasn’t read letters and other things, kinda feel bad for the guy but nothing he argues for her innocence makes any sense to me

Sophdotamaze ,

Decent podcast

What happened to the promised episode re. DNA and confirmation that Becky Babcock is DD ‘s child?
Repetitive adds were annoying to the point of distraction.

Specialperson333 ,

Good story, too much music.

Good story, very interesting topic, but a 30 minute podcast has actually maybe 15 of story, the rest is unnecessary musical preludes & interludes. There’s a musical break it seems after every paragraph a person says…. that accompanied with the large number of ads, there’s maybe 10 minutes of actual story being told. I get it, you need sponsors but it needs to be listenable for us otherwise the sponsors won’t have anyone to advertise to. Frustrating. Especially when the premise for the story is so intriguing.

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