Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen dig deep into unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases. Each week listeners ride shotgun as Holes and Jensen attempt to solve the crime using a variety of methods, from old-fashioned detective work to advanced technologies including familial DNA searches, social media geotargeting, and maybe most important—the skills of their listeners who send in tips and theories, becoming active members of The Murder Squad.
Jennifer and Adrianna Missing
21-year-old Jennifer Wix’s family last spoke to her on Thursday, March 25th, 2004, sometime in the afternoon. According to her boyfriend at the time, Jennifer and her two-year-old daughter off at a local gas station in Cross Plains, Tennessee. No one at the gas station saw them and they haven't been seen in over 17 years.
Missing Mary Johnson and Other Recent Cases
Mary Johnson disappeared on her way to meet a friend at a church vanishes in Washington on December 1, 2020. Glenda Parton went to find her son Dwayne Selby and his partner Jack Grimes in Oklahoma on October 25, 2021 before she disappeared herself. An intruder attacked Travis and Jamilyn Juetten in their rural home in Oregon on August 13th, 2021. Grand Valley State University had one student mysteriously drown and another go missing within just weeks of each other. Josue Calderon was discovered killed 800 miles from home on the Blue Ridge Parkway. All of these recent cases need attention to hopefully be solved.
Unsolved: The Lane Bryant Shooting
On Saturday, February 2nd, 2008, a gunman entered the Tinley Park Lane Bryant store shortly after it opened at 10 AM. The man posed as a delivery person before murdering five women and leaving another for dead. Despite having a witness to the crime, the suspect remains unknown.
The Redhead Murders
For decades there has been the question: was there a serial killer hunting redhead women in the late seventies to early nineties. Many of the victims are still not identified. A few of the cases have been solved, with their killers not completely ruled out of the other crimes. Could it be coincidence or is there a Redhead Killer still walking free decades later?
The Cleveland Torso Murders
This week Billy and Paul look into the unsolved Cleveland torso murders from the 1930's. A killer or killers killed 12 victims between from 1935 to 1938. Only three of the victims have their identities known.
The Epidemic of Transgender Women Murders
According to the Human Rights Campaign since the beginning of 2021, there have been 38 violent deaths of transgender or gender non-conforming persons in the United States. We are covering five of those cases. The victims--Davarea Alexander, Serenity Hollis, Iris Santos, Alexus Braxton and Kier Lapri Kartier--deserve justice.
The child surpasses the parent?
MFM did a fine job of promoting The Murder Squad but as a true MFM fan, I was reluctant to embrace what I expected to be a boring, serious, inferior version of MFM. What a joy it is to be wrong! Paul and Billy do a fantastic job of bring voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. The thorough research combined with their disparate yet complimentary career experiences make for a sad yet fascinating podcast. I also tried listening to Billy’s The First Degree but desperately missed the Pollyanna versus Eeyore dynamic he and Paul share. As a bonus, I was very late to the party thus am working my way through the back catalog. Listening to the early COVID episodes provided an even greater appreciation for Billy’s rainbow and lollipop approach to life. This podcast material isn’t joyful yet it is filled with hope
True crime at its best
I’m a new listener and I’m obsessed, binging episodes whenever I can squeeze them into my days. The chemistry between them is great and their expertise is refreshing! I also love their mission and I hope all of us together, the Squad can help in some way bring justice to any of these cases. Thank you for the work you do!
Great victim-centric show
Paul Holes is amazing, the amount of knowledge he poses from years of experience is incredible. His insight with forensics, criminal profiling, etc and listening to him break down these cases piece by piece utilizing those skills is awesome.
Billy Jensen, also awesome. His advocacy for victims and their families is inspiring. His catch phrase “time to get loud,” insights action. Not once will he allow anyone to forget who the victim(s) were/are. Personalizing victims as they should be, calling back attention to the fact these victims are people, they are/were; spouses, parents, children, etc. They are more than their case number, more than just a statistic.
If you want to listen to a show that brings the victim(s) to the forefront and lights a fire within their listeners to not let these cases be forgotten, this is the show for you.