12 episodes

From the creators of Root of Evil comes a new documentary series about the stories and family we can't escape. Jackee Taylor has been hidden in WITSEC, better known as the Witness Protection Program, for almost 40 years. But after a strange and violent incident reveals secrets about her past, Jackee begins a journey to find out the truth about herself, and her family. Hers is a twisted tale of darkness, murder, mystery, tragedy, and resilience, which traverses the country, and lands in the most violent era of one of the country’s most violent cities - 1970s Cleveland. At the heart of this story is Jackee’s relative - a former member of the world’s most powerful motorcycle club, a sociopath, a killer, and an informant. Jackee can't move forward unless she reconciles with his past. She’s finally telling this story in the hopes that others don't have to live the kind of life that she has.
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    • 4.5 • 6.2K Ratings

From the creators of Root of Evil comes a new documentary series about the stories and family we can't escape. Jackee Taylor has been hidden in WITSEC, better known as the Witness Protection Program, for almost 40 years. But after a strange and violent incident reveals secrets about her past, Jackee begins a journey to find out the truth about herself, and her family. Hers is a twisted tale of darkness, murder, mystery, tragedy, and resilience, which traverses the country, and lands in the most violent era of one of the country’s most violent cities - 1970s Cleveland. At the heart of this story is Jackee’s relative - a former member of the world’s most powerful motorcycle club, a sociopath, a killer, and an informant. Jackee can't move forward unless she reconciles with his past. She’s finally telling this story in the hopes that others don't have to live the kind of life that she has.
Relative Unknown is an Audacy original.

    Ep 1: The Remains

    Ep 1: The Remains

    A tragic fire in East Texas reveals clues to a dark family history. 

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    • 34 min
    Ep 2: The Safe House

    Ep 2: The Safe House

    Jackee is ripped away from the only life she’s ever known.

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    • 38 min
    Ep 3: Butch

    Ep 3: Butch

    Clarence Crouch becomes Butch.  Butch becomes a Hell’s Angel. 

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    • 49 min
    Ep 4: Bomb City USA

    Ep 4: Bomb City USA

    Cleveland in the 1970s is as violent as anywhere in the country, and Butch is caught in the middle of it all.

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    • 41 min
    Ep 5: Rolling Over

    Ep 5: Rolling Over

    One phone call turns the Crouch family into the Taylors. And Butch confesses to an unsolved murder. 

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    • 41 min
    Ep 6: Sure Gonna Miss You

    Ep 6: Sure Gonna Miss You

    Jackee and her family are dumped in a most unlikely place. She begins a new life, but being in WITSEC is nothing like the movies. 

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.2K Ratings

6.2K Ratings

Lab1199 ,

Only one person to blame

Love C13 originals. Love the narrators, the rawness and the different subject matters. This podcast at times was difficult to listen to however. I questioned whether I wanted to continue listening. I know she gets it that her father was a hardened narcissistic sociopath that raped, killed and probably enjoyed most of it.
It’s sad that kids and wives get caught up in these criminal’s lives. She has one person to blame, that’s her father. I give her kudos to tell the cautionary tale of life in organized crime and how it doesn’t hurt the criminals but instead their families. I feel badly that she was dealt a horrible hand when it came to “fathers”. I think it would have been even more profound had it not been reduced to “the government is bad”. Her story is tragic and bravely told. I only wish that the story had kept a focus.

Akela263 ,

The problem was dad

Not the witness protection program. Did you actually read his “manuscript” that outlined who he was, seriously!?! You were in the position, in the protection program BECAUSE of your father’s actions; his crimes and his choice to flip. Your ire is misdirected, luv.

Volvo Queen ,

I get it

I thought the podcast was amazing and she did a great job of covering lots of different angles. Billings, Montana is in my neck of the woods so I can only appreciate what a shock; it was in the winter - going from Florida to Montana. We are similar age so I could understand the lifestyle differences, and how Montana can be somewhat of a culture shock during that time in the 80s as we are of similar age. Jack, you did a great job. Keep up the good fight. Would like to see bonus podcast with any updates on your fight for changes with Witsec.

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