145 episodes

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. 

Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad Exactly Right

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 19.2K Ratings

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. 

    Michael Bryson, J.J. Day and More Recent Cases

    Michael Bryson, J.J. Day and More Recent Cases

    This week Billy and Paul take a look at several recent cases. On November 26th, 2020,  Alexis Sharkey went to Thanksgiving with friends. After getting home she had a disagreement with her husband, then left the house. Her naked body was discovered in the bushes off of Red Haw. Michael Bryson disappeared from the Hobo Campgrounds in the Cottage Grove Area in Lane County, Oregon, in the early morning hours of August 5th, 2020.

    25-year-old J.J. Day was last seen at 9:12 AM at Beyond/Hello in Bloomington on August 24th, 2021. Five year old Summer Wells was at home with her family on June 15th, 2021. She went downstairs to play with toys in the Beech Creek Community house in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Within minutes, she vanished. Three women were physically attacked in the last year in the West End of Portland, Maine. Other women have reported being watched or followed by a man in the car. Who is responsible for these attacks?

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    • 50 min
    Missing Jodi Huisentruit

    Missing Jodi Huisentruit

    27-year-old Jodi Huisentruit was anchor in Mason City, Iowa. On June 27th, 1995, Jodi was running late for her shift at 3 AM. When police arrived at her apartment building, Jodi's car and some of her belongings were in the parking lot. But there has been no sign of Jodi since. Caroline Lowe from Find Jodi join Billy and Paul to talk about the case. 

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    • 1 hr
    Missing in TX

    Missing in TX

    This week Paul and Billy are joined by Kate Winkler Dawson to discuss two missing person cases in Texas. Brandon Lawson left home after an argument on August 8th, 2013. He called for help after his truck ran out of gas, but when assistance arrived he was gone. Brian Vargo left the University of Texas at Austin sometime after March 9th, 1976, and hasn't been heard from since. 

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    • 58 min
    The Murder of Suzanne Jovin

    The Murder of Suzanne Jovin

    21-year-old Suzanne Jovin was stabbed 17 times on December 4th, 1998. The Yale student had just finished a draft of her senior essay on terrorism and spent the day volunteering. The police became laser focused on a person of interest who was later dismissed and the case remains unsolved today. 

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    • 49 min
    Who Killed Penn State Student Betsy Aardsma?

    Who Killed Penn State Student Betsy Aardsma?

    22-year-old English grad student Betsy Aardsma was working on an upcoming project in the library at Penn State in November of 1969. While in Aisle 51 on Level 2 of the Pattee Library, an unknown offender stabbed Betsy once. Despite several witnesses not far from the crime, the case remains unsolved. 

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    • 58 min
    Unsolved Recent Cases

    Unsolved Recent Cases

    This week Billy and Paul cover recent unsolved cases. Katie Janess and her dog were killed in Piedmont Park in Atlanta. Tori Lang's body was discovered in Yellow River Park. Mat George was killed by a hit and run driver in Los Angeles. Fatima Johnson's daughters discovered their mother murdered in Los Angeles. 

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19.2K Ratings

19.2K Ratings

maeveilene ,

I love this podcast

I love this podcast so much! I listen to it almost every time I ride my horse by myself on the trail! Have been listening for about three years now.

nikimac70 ,

Geek like Me

Billy, I love that you are Gen X geek like me. Paul isn’t as mean about it now as he once was, being the mean jock at school making fun of the nerd. 😂 I love Paul, too, but the geek in me recognizes the geek in you. Namaste. 😁

Deanloveshiscaspie ,

The kind of true crime that gives you hope.

I can’t state how much I recommend this podcast. I enjoy true crime, but the sensationalism so many shows produce can be off putting. Paul and Billy respect the victims, provide the info, and are about closing cases, not just voyeurism. The thing that cemented my love for Jensen and Holes was the socially aware apologies and cases. When they get called out for problematic phrases, they actually change it. When current events require attention, they cover it. They give me hope because they truly care about these victims and finding answers.

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