For years, some law enforcement agencies have replaced the faces of traditional playing card decks with images of missing and murdered people and distributed those cards in prisons hoping inmates would come forward with information needed to crack these cold cases wide open.
Now, audiochuck is dealing you in.
Each week, we will be working with investigators and family members to bring you the details of some of the coldest cases from around the country in hopes that someone listening can finally bring these victims the justice they deserve.
Susan "Su" Taraskiewicz (8 of Spades, Massachusetts)
Twenty-seven-year-old Susan, better known as Su, was the kind of woman most people would describe as a breath of fresh air or a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. But late one night in 1992, Su’s brightness was suddenly and brutally put out. For the past three decades, law enforcement has spent countless hours unraveling the tangled web of mysteries and dark secrets that laid behind Su’s warm smile.
Darlene "Dee Dee" Webb (9 of Diamonds, Florida)
The night was still young when 20-year-old Darlene left her friends at a local Daytona Beach bar to go get some shut-eye before work the following morning… but little did they know, as she walked out into the darkness of the night, that’d be the last time they’d ever see her. Today, detectives are still as baffled as they were back in 1983.
Diana Ferris (10 of Hearts, Connecticut)
In 1996, 34-year-old Diane was preparing to welcome her fourth child when one spring day she was ambushed and brutally murdered in the privacy of her own home. The investigation into her slaying was quick to go cold, but a recent breakthrough in the case has police more confident than ever that they’re hot on the killer’s trail.
Corazon Frandsen (Jack of Diamonds, Utah)
In 1978, Corazon was just 26 and a widow after losing her husband from cancer five years earlier. And Corazon was still mourning the loss of her husband when she herself became a victim of a horrifically brutal attack in the parking lot of her seemingly safe apartment complex.
Nyesha Nettles (6 of Hearts, Ohio)
One August day in 1999, Nyesha was spending her Saturday afternoon like so many other 19-year-olds: playing video games. But when her gaming was interrupted by a knock on the apartment door, a sinister plan was set into motion that ended her game and her future.
Clarence “Booda” Sullivan (Ace of Diamonds, South Carolina)
In May 2013, 40-year-old Booda was gunned down in his quiet South Carolina neighborhood. For years, investigators have tried to bring his killer to justice, but rumors surrounding his life have muddied the waters.
For all of you saying she’s bashing the police she’s not and you’re completely missing the point. I’m glad she speaks up on the mishandled things that happen in investigations. If you don’t like pure honesty, and solid facts find another podcast
the way Ashley tells these stories is so impressive. she does her research, gives us the facts and continues to respect families of victims. those of you sour about “police bashing,” not all cops do their jobs well. stop taking it so personally— she also gives credit to the good investigators which adds great balance to this production.
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