37 episodes

We are a boots on-the-ground, investigative, serialized podcast. Season 2: On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Their bodies were found burned in the cab of Eric's truck. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigation firm Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLC will be digging into this case to help find justice for Eric Cates.Season 2 Bonus Mini-Season: 26 year old Hayden Mayberry went missing on November 19, 2019. He reportedly walked into the woods in the Boldo area of Walker County, AL from a home he was staying at on Pine Dr. His remains were found on February 2, 2020 under some unusual circumstances.  Join us as we dig into the details of Hayden's disappearance and death.Season 1: On Memorial Day in 2017, a mother and her son vanished from their home in the rural Alabama community of Holtville.  Susan Osborne and Evan Chartrand haven't been seen or heard from since and their bodies have not been found. 2 months passed before their disappearance was reported to police.  Susan's husband, Jerry, told police that Susan left him for another man but as police began investigating, they discovered he'd been keeping some big secrets and Susan’s best friend had proof.  Did her Jerry's secrets lead to the disappearance of Susan & Evan?  What happened to them?  These are the questions we will explore in season one of Secrets True Crime, a serial podcast. We will be taking a close look into the lives of Susan and Evan, speaking with their family members, friends, teachers, neighbors, the sheriff and investigators assigned to their case. 

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    • 4.8 • 1.5K Ratings

We are a boots on-the-ground, investigative, serialized podcast. Season 2: On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Their bodies were found burned in the cab of Eric's truck. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigation firm Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLC will be digging into this case to help find justice for Eric Cates.Season 2 Bonus Mini-Season: 26 year old Hayden Mayberry went missing on November 19, 2019. He reportedly walked into the woods in the Boldo area of Walker County, AL from a home he was staying at on Pine Dr. His remains were found on February 2, 2020 under some unusual circumstances.  Join us as we dig into the details of Hayden's disappearance and death.Season 1: On Memorial Day in 2017, a mother and her son vanished from their home in the rural Alabama community of Holtville.  Susan Osborne and Evan Chartrand haven't been seen or heard from since and their bodies have not been found. 2 months passed before their disappearance was reported to police.  Susan's husband, Jerry, told police that Susan left him for another man but as police began investigating, they discovered he'd been keeping some big secrets and Susan’s best friend had proof.  Did her Jerry's secrets lead to the disappearance of Susan & Evan?  What happened to them?  These are the questions we will explore in season one of Secrets True Crime, a serial podcast. We will be taking a close look into the lives of Susan and Evan, speaking with their family members, friends, teachers, neighbors, the sheriff and investigators assigned to their case. 

    Into Thin Air

    Into Thin Air

    On the night of January 2, 2018, Jessica Leeann Hamby and another woman checked out of a detox facility in the rural Alabama town of Haleyville.  She caught a ride to another town to stay with a childhood friend.  Over the next 9 hours, Jessica spent much of her time sending texts and messages to friends and acquaintances via Facebook Messenger in search of a ride.  Her ride never came and all the activity on Jessica’s phone came to an abrupt halt.  Jessica has never been reported to be seen again and the large group of people with her all night have lied and changed their stories repeatedly.  What happened to Jessica?  Some of her last messages reveal that Jessica had a secret and was scared.  Join me, private investigator Michael Fleming with Echo 7 Foxtrot Private Investigations and special guest, private investigator Jeff Means with Sound Mind Investigations, as we investigate what really happened to Jessica. 
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    • 39 min
    The Eric Cates & Gypsy Story

    The Eric Cates & Gypsy Story

    On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Hunters found their bodies burned in the cab of Eric’s truck. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigator, Michael Fleming with Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLCwill be digging into this case to help find who murdered Eric and Gypsy.
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    • 38 min
    Empire School

    Empire School

    After Eric & Gypsy's bodies were found at the school, Eric's family is given access to the crime scene and are shocked at what they found.
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    • 40 min
    Pine Drive

    Pine Drive

    6 weeks after Hayden Mayberry walked out of the back door of his home on Pine Drive, his body was discovered just off the road on...Pine Drive. 
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    • 31 min
    The House Fire

    The House Fire

    Eric's family began to receive tips about what happened to Eric and Gypsy the same day their remains were found.  One of the first and most interesting tips is about a house where a BBQ was held.  Join us as we explore this lead and more.
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    • 30 min
    Tommy

    Tommy

    Hayden was planning for his friend, Tommy, to pick him up the night he disappeared.  Tommy tells us about that night and another person surprised us with some new information.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

LittleBirdieG ,

Finally!

I have been hoping someone competent would take on these cases and corruption in the form of a podcast. I just binged every single episode. So professionally and thoroughly executed. Also, done with noble intent..for justice and to stand up for victims and their families who are suffering so much. These cases have burned into my soul but truly didn’t know how to help. In this upside down world we are currently living in, it gave me some hope to see people giving their time, resources and talents to the cause of what is right, expecting nothing in return but results for these families. Best series I have heard ever. I would give 10 stars if I could.

MitchTank ,

Fantastic

I live in Alabama abs was recommended this show. I’m hooked and not a typical crime podcast listener. Since discovering this show I’ve tried others and they just don’t compare.

teethnclaws ,

Repetitive and Some Victim Blaming

Overall, the first few episodes I’ve listened to are okay. But the host likes to regularly repeat things. We get it. No need to hammer it home. Also, as someone who has been a victim of domestic violence her “tone” when making statements like “whhhy didn’t she leave” and other statements made come off like victim blaming. It isn’t as easy as you think to walk away when you have kids, pets, belongings, and a partner who controls your every move and money.

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