STRANGELAND from audiochuck is an investigative series that examines cases in immigrant neighborhoods.
Season 2: Murder is Maple Shade is hosted by investigative journalist Ben Adair and award-winning journalist with more than 30 years experience across three continents, Tinku Ray.
Maple Shade, New Jersey is a quaint suburb where the motto is, “Nice Town, Friendly People.” But on the evening of March 23, 2017, an Indian tech worker, Sasikala Narra, and her six-year-old son, Anish, were found brutally murdered in their apartment. Police questioned the husband and father, Hanumantha, but his alibi checked out. Six years later, the case is still unsolved, and authorities won’t discuss it. So, we’re investigating for ourselves and discovering new leads, potential motives, and questionable behavior by local authorities. Will there ever be justice for Sasikala and Anish?
Strangeland is produced by Western Sound.
Season 2: Murder in Maple Shade
Maple Shade, New Jersey is a quaint suburb; its slogan is “Nice Town, Friendly People.” But on the evening of March 23, 2017, an Indian tech worker, Sasikala Narra, and her six-year-old son, Anish, were found brutally murdered in their apartment.
Ep 1 of 14: Nice Town, Friendly People
Hanumantha Narra arrives home from work to find the lifeless bodies of his wife and son.
Ep 2 of 14: The Divide
Maple Shade is a modern-day Mayberry, but in the Fox Meadow apartments, it’s a different story.
Ep 3 of 14: The Husband
Following the murders, Sasi’s husband Hanu was taken in for questioning. But investigators soon let him go, saying his alibi holds up.
Ep 4 of 14: The Inner Circle
The Narra murders divide the sizable Indian community in South Jersey. Hanu’s closest confidants at the powerful Telugu Association of North America (TANA) keep strangely silent while other Indian cultural groups readily assist investigators in drumming up new leads. Is TANA trying to protect someone?
Ep 5 of 14: The Drop Off
Murdered son Anish Narra was beloved by those who knew him.
My family immigrated to Miami, Fl from Cuba in 1963. 60 years later Miami is very different since it has a huge Hispanic population and I will say I have become very Americanized. This Podcast has brought back a lot of memories of my youth in “Little Havana” as the predominantly Cuban immigrant area was called. Funny thing is “Little Havana” wasn’t and in my opinion still isn’t a slum.
Not the Best
The hosts act as if they showed for work this morning and were just handed the season 2 case to work on. There isn’t any sense that they have done any pre work on the story or tried to make earnest connections with the victims family or LE.
I love this show , they are professional polite ! You make followers feel the sadness like we are they with you all investigating ♥️♥️ and I even want to work with you all for free 🥰🥰 thank you ! Best wishes and good luck ..
It’s been months and still waiting for follow up …