16 episodes

In late January of 2014, the Colorado Sheriff’s Department investigated a murder scene at a remote ranch with almost a dozen dead bodies. To their shock, they discovered one woman was still alive. Host Tara Bay investigates the mystery of the woman known as Jane Doe - who she was, how she survived, and how justice is not yet served.

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In late January of 2014, the Colorado Sheriff’s Department investigated a murder scene at a remote ranch with almost a dozen dead bodies. To their shock, they discovered one woman was still alive. Host Tara Bay investigates the mystery of the woman known as Jane Doe - who she was, how she survived, and how justice is not yet served.

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    Larkspur Underground investigates the mystery surrounding Jane Doe, the only known survivor of a brutal serial killer. Join host Tara Bay as she examines Jane's life, how she came to be trapped by a madman, and the quest for justice that continues today. 
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    • 1 min
    Episode 1: The Discovery

    Episode 1: The Discovery

    Host Tara Bay introduces you to Jane Doe, the subject of Larkspur Underground. In late January 2014, Jane’s body was discovered alone with almost a dozen other murder victims in an underground killing complex outside the tiny town of Larkspur, Colorado. When police started to remove her body from the facility, they were startled to discover she was still alive. She was clinging to life and unable to communicate. Jane was airlifted to Denver for urgent medical care, where she remained in a coma for weeks. When she woke, she began to speak, unveiling hints of the horrors she’d been forced to endure for years.
    She’d been there while every victim was killed, forced to watch and document it all for a man known only as The Scientist. During the course of her therapy sessions with authorities, she made a stunning revelation that ultimately led to her arrest and conviction for murder.
    In our first episode, we’ll give you an overview of Jane’s story and a broad picture of the ordeal she faced. Over the course of this season, we’ll examine how Jane Doe fell into this madman’s clutches, how she didn’t deserve to stand trial for role in his depraved acts, and ultimately, her path to redemption and release from prison.
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    Cast:
    Tara Kramer as Tara Bay
    Aleksandra Bienkowska as Jessica Laughton
    Rebekah Tripp as Jane Doe
    Buck Zachary as Sheriff Horton
    Federico Angel as Inspector Baez
    The Newscasters: Gordon Highland & Molly Calhoun
    Michael Paul Gonzalez as Michael Madera
    Music by Gordon Highland

    • 36 min
    Episode 2: The Taking

    Episode 2: The Taking

    Host Tara Bay walks you through the night of Jane Doe's abduction before a chance encounter at a college bar brings her into the clutches of a killer. You'll hear from those who last saw her, and hear excerpts from her journals detailing her terrifying first encounter with the serial killer known as The Scientist.
     [AUDIO DRAMA]
    Cast:
    Tara Kramer as Tara Bay
    Aleksandra Bienkowska as Jessica Laughton
    Rebekah Tripp as Jane Doe
    John Goforth as Jim Medford
    Brent Hand as Curtis Goforth
    The Newscaster: Gordon Highland
    Michael Paul Gonzalez as Michael Madera
    Music by Gordon Highland

    • 42 min
    Episode 3: The Observer

    Episode 3: The Observer

    Host Tara Bay explores Jane Doe's abduction and transport from Illinois to Colorado. Piecing together records and journals, you'll hear how the killer known as the Scientist  slowly groomed her as they traveled, erasing her personality and breaking her spirit. You'll also hear recordings of her first encounter with Frankie Zuniga, the young man she would eventually help murder. 
    [AUDIO DRAMA]
    Cast:
    Tara Kramer as Tara Bay
    Aleksandra Bienkowska as Jessica Laughton
    Rebekah Tripp as Jane Doe
    Austin Rhode as Frankie Zuniga
    Xach Fromson as Prosecutor Bradley Dawes
    Buck Zachary as Sheriff Horton
    Michael Paul Gonzalez as Michael Madera
    Music by Gordon Highland

    • 38 min
    Episode 4: The Helper

    Episode 4: The Helper

    Host Tara Bay details the night that a young man named Frankie Zuniga was dragged into the Scientist's world. Frankie was convinced he was helping Jane Doe get sober. Jane was brainwashed into helping the Scientist kill Frankie. You'll hear excerpts from actual audio journals recorded by the Scientist as well as interviews Jane Doe gave to Colorado state investigators. With Jane Doe getting closer to attaining freedom, we take you back to the day she first sealed her fate. 
    [AUDIO DRAMA]
    Cast:
    Tara Kramer as Tara Bay
    Rebekah Tripp as Jane Doe
    Federico Angel as Investigator Baez
    Austin Rhode as Frankie Zuniga
    Adam Meyer as The Scientist
    Michael Paul Gonzalez as Michael Madera
    Music by Gordon Highland

    • 31 min
    Episode 5: The Escape

    Episode 5: The Escape

    Host Tara Bay reveals her first jailhouse interview with Jane Doe from her days starting with the innocence Coalition. Jane discusses her life in captivity. The discussion turns to the night she tried to escape from the serial killer known as the Scientist. Audio from that night is presented alongside Jane's firsthand account as she finally manages to break free, however briefly, from a madman.

    [AUDIO DRAMA]
    Cast:
    Tara Kramer as Tara Bay
    Rebekah Tripp as Jane Doe
    Adam Meyer as The Scientist
    Rebecca Miller as The Motorist
    Ala Bienkowska as The Waitress
    Robb Olson as The Corrections Officer
    Michael Paul Gonzalez as Michael Madera
    Music by Gordon Highland

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

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One of the best.

One of the best story Podcasts out there. Thank you!

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Fiction?

I thought this was real. I couldn’t find any news stories on the internet

A1983D ,

This show is AMAZING!

I just discovered this podcast yesterday and I've binged the entire season. I REALLY hope that a second season happens. The story is dark and twisted but (sadly) completely believable. The voice acting is superb and the music and sound design is spot on! SO good!

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