5 episodes

A true crime podcast focused solely on people of color - the stories that most often fall through the cracks.

Lost Ones Lost Ones Podcast

    • True Crime
    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

A true crime podcast focused solely on people of color - the stories that most often fall through the cracks.

    Ep 4: Kathleen Jo Henry (Murder)

    Ep 4: Kathleen Jo Henry (Murder)

    In October of last year, Alaska Native woman Kathleen Jo Henry was brutally murdered, and her remains were found scattered along a major highway. In this episode, we tell the story of Kathleen's killing, talk about why we believe the act was racially motivated, and share some shocking statistics about violence as it is experienced by Native women.

    ---

    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:
    @lostonespod

    THEME MUSIC BY:
    Derrick Holman, Vibes Creative

    BACKGROUND MUSIC CREDITS:
    Intervention by Scott Buckley | https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
    Red Mystery by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
    Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Dark Days by Kabbalistic Village | https://soundcloud.com/kabbalisticvillage
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
    Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-ND 3.0)
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/

    ---

    Sources:
    Kathleen Henry: A Tribute to the Murdered Alaska Woman, Heavy
    https://heavy.com/news/2019/10/kathleen-j-henry/
    Brian Steven Smith: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Heavy
    https://heavy.com/news/2019/10/brian-steven-smith/
    Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: A snapshot of data from 71 urban cities in the United States, Urban Indian Health Institute
    http://www.uihi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Missing-and-Murdered-Indigenous-Women-and-Girls-Report.pdf
    Brian Smith now indicted in the murders of 2 Alaska Native women, KTVA
    https://www.ktva.com/story/41197563/brian-smith-indicted-for-second-murder
    SA man arrested in Alaska after video showing woman's murder found on memory card, IOL
    https://www.iol.co.za/news/world/sa-man-arrested-in-alaska-after-video-showing-womans-murder-found-on-memory-card-34556771?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=baobab&fbclid=IwAR3JkR0RYO8gAT3M0iu8bzQE7n-c1fWa-h6L1A_mBKiThKQwjqbJ7FV1A5I
    Man Charged With Murder After Woman Finds Memory Card Filled With Graphic Images, NPR
    https://www.npr.org/2019/10/10/769019903/alaska-woman-finds-sd-memory-card-with-graphic-images-that-may-have-solved-a-mur
    Anchorage police: Homicide video victim identified,...

    • 23 min
    Ep 3: India Cummings (Injustice/Murder)

    Ep 3: India Cummings (Injustice/Murder)

    In February 2016, 27-year-old India Cummings died as a result of medical neglect while incarcerated at the Erie County Holding Center in Upstate New York. In this episode, we get into the inadequacies of law enforcement in addressing medical and mental health issues, the role of the Sheriff in the American criminal legal system, and the disturbing pattern of inmate deaths particularly in upstate New York.

    ---

    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:
    @lostonespod

    THEME MUSIC BY:
    Derrick Holman, Vibes Creative

    ---

    Sources:

    “A Guide to Joe Arpaio, the Longtime Sheriff Who Escaped Strife,” The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/27/us/joe-arpaio-sheriff-pardon.html?module=inline
    “Commission: Rochester woman’s 2016 jail death ‘homicide due to medical neglect’,” Democrat & Chronicle
    https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2018/08/03/india-cummings-death-homicide-due-medical-neglect-commission-says/897632002/
    “Doctors Don’t Always Believe You When You’re a Black Woman,” Vice
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qvedxd/doctors-dont-always-believe-you-when-youre-a-black-woman
    Final Report of the New York State Commission of Correction: In the Matter of the Special Investigation into the Care and Treatment Provided to India Cummings, an Inmate of the Erie County Holding Center
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/bncore/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/18-F-120.pdf
    “First response to mental health crisis should be compassion, not cops,” San Francisco Examiner
    https://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/first-response-to-mental-health-crisis-should-be-compassion-not-cops/
    “How training doctors in implicit bias could save the lives of black mothers,” NBC News
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/how-training-doctors-implicit-bias-could-save-lives-black-mothers-n873036
    “Lawsuit claims deputies "literally watched" New York inmate die,” CBS News
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/india-cummings-case-lawsuit-claims-deputies-literally-watched-inmate-die-in-new-york-jail/
    National Association of Medical Examiners Position Paper: Recommendations for the Definition, Investigation, Postmortem Examination, and Reporting of Deaths in Custody
    https://name.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/2e14b3c6-6a0d-4bd3-bec9-fc6238672cba.pdf
    “Pathologist won't alter his findings in India Cummings' cause of death,” Buffalo News
    https://buffalonews.com/2018/07/19/pathologist-wont-alter-his-findings-in-india-cummings-cause-of-death/
    “A Pattern of Jail Deaths in Upstate New York - and across the Country,” The Appeal Podcast
    a href="https://theappeal.org/the-appeal-podcast-a-pattern-of-jail-deaths-in-upstate-new-york-and-across-the-country/"...

    • 22 min
    Ep 2: James Byrd, Jr. (Murder)

    Ep 2: James Byrd, Jr. (Murder)

    Twenty-one years ago, in the small town of Jasper, Texas, 49-year-old James Byrd, Jr. was brutally murdered in a racially-motivated hate crime. Unlike other stories we'll tell this season, this one you're already likely to be familiar with, but we felt it important to share James' story as a reminder that white violence against people of color is a very real and often overlooked threat in our country.

    ---

    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:
    @lostonespod

    THEME MUSIC BY:
    Derrick Holman, Vibes Creative
    &
    Michael Mcclain

    ---

    Sources:

    The Tragic Life & Death of James Byrd Jr.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzW4FJE-110&t=861s
    Texas Executes White Supremacist for 1998 Dragging Death of James Byrd Jr.: https://nyti.ms/2nBO4Kw
    A look back at the murder of James Byrd Jr.: https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2019/04/23/james-byrd-killer-execution-john-william-king-orig-llr.cnn
    THE LYNCHING OF JAMES BYRD JR.: TWO DECADES AGO THIS RACIST MURDER SHOCKED AMERICA. NOW HIS KILLER FACES EXECUTION: https://www.newsweek.com/james-byrd-jr-lynching-texas-death-row-execution-1394474
    James Byrd Jr. Was Dragged to Death More Than 20 Years Ago. One of His Killers Is Scheduled to Be Executed This Week: https://www.theroot.com/james-byrd-jr-was-dragged-to-death-more-than-20-years-1834240715
    THE MATTHEW SHEPARD AND JAMES BYRD, JR., HATE CRIMES PREVENTION ACT OF 2009: https://www.justice.gov/crt/matthew-shepard-and-james-byrd-jr-hate-crimes-prevention-act-2009-0
    Texas town reflects on dragging death of James Byrd Jr. on eve of execution: https://nypost.com/2019/04/22/texas-town-reflects-on-dragging-death-of-james-byrd-jr-on-eve-of-execution/
    White Supremacist Executed for Racially Motivated 1998 Murder That Changed How Hate Crimes Are Prosecuted: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/04/white-supremacist-john-william-king-executed-racist-hate-crime-murder-james-byrd.html
    James Byrd Jr's family explains the coping process as his killer is executed: https://www.ktre.com/story/15519578/james-byrd-jrs-family-speaks-out-as-his-killer-is-executed/

    • 21 min
    Ep 1: Barbara Jean Dreher (Missing)

    Ep 1: Barbara Jean Dreher (Missing)

    In 1984, Barbara Jean Dreher, a black woman, was last seen by her family when she dropped her two young boys off at her daughter’s home in Washington, D.C. In this episode, we talk about the circumstances of her disappearance, the ways in which the police so badly mismanaged her investigation, and how her family was impacted.

    ---

    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:
    @lostonespod

    THEME MUSIC BY:
    Derrick Holman, Vibes Creative

    ---

    Sources:

    Black and Missing Foundation
    http://www.blackandmissinginc.com/cdad/stats.htm
    Charley Project
    http://charleyproject.org/case/barbara-jean-dreher
    “D.C. jail seeks homicide leads with cold-case playing cards,” The Washington Post
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/14/AR2009121402472.html?sid=ST2009112502882&tid=a_inl_manual&tidloc=42
    The Doe Network
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2420dfdc.html
    “In 1984 she went missing. Could the skeletal remains found in a D.C. apartment crawl space belong to this mother?”, The Washington Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/in-1984-she-went-missing-could-the-skeletal-remains-found-in-a-dc-apartment-crawl-space-in-april-belong-to-this-mother/2018/06/20/37f3955c-68ea-11e8-9e38-24e693b38637_story.html
    Missing, Unidentified, and Victims
    https://www.missingadultskids.com/find-missing-barbara-jean-dreher/#.XXBq6-hKjIU
    “Our Black Women and Girls Have Gone Missing but Few Seem to Care,” Afro.com
    https://www.afro.com/our-black-women-and-girls-have-gone-missing-but-few-seem-to-care/
    “Police connect remains to three women who vanished in Southeast Washington in 2006”, The Washington Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/police-identify-remains-of-three-skeletons-found-buried-in-southeast-washington/2018/08/15/7c1cfe32-a09c-11e8-8e87-c869fe70a721_story.html
    “Race and Gender: Media Bias in Coverage of Missing Persons,” The Missing NY
    http://themissingny.nycitynewsservice.com/part-two/race/
    “To Be Young, Missing, and Black,” HuffPost
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/opinion-todd-missing-black-girls_n_5ab94c9ae4b054d118e5d690
    “What We Know (And Don't Know) About 'Missing White Women Syndrome',” NPR
    https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/04/13/523769303/what-we-know-and-dont-know-about-missing-white-women-syndrome

    • 23 min
    Introducing Lost Ones

    Introducing Lost Ones

    Hey everyone, it's Maria and Trevor! We're excited to introduce ourselves and our original true crime podcast, "Lost Ones." Get a taste of what's to come by listening to this prologue episode, where we provide some information about what our show is and isn't going to be, who we are, and why we wanted to start this podcast. We hope you'll keep on listening!

    ---

    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:
    @lostonespod

    MUSIC BY:
    Derrick Holman, Vibes Creative
    &
    Michael Mcclain

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Nsh94 ,

So well done!

The hosts have a compassionate and dedicated approach to sharing these stories - love that they’re doing this very important work.

AshGS432 ,

Quality work

Great content! Really enjoyed this!

adijah di teachah ,

Big slaps only!!!

Great job!!!

Top Podcasts In True Crime

Listeners Also Subscribed To