In November of 1989, 16-year-old Jennifer Fay left home for a party in Brockton, Massachusetts.
She was never seen again.
Three decades later, Kirk Minihane began investigating Jennifer’s disappearance as part of Barstool Sports' first ever true crime podcast. Minihane's investigation into Jen's case led him to Oconee County, South Carolina, where he discovered several suspicious deaths and more missing people.
Could these cases be connected?
In the Season One finale of The Case, the Oconee County Sheriff's Office shares with Kirk Minihane information that might be the key to understanding a web of death and deceit in Walhalla, South Carolina.
What began as an investigation into the disappearance of 17-year-old Jennifer Fay in Brockton 30 years ago concludes as a sweeping investigation into several people who have died mysteriously or are currently missing.
The thread that ties these tragic cases together is Kevin W. Maler, a former resident of Jennifer's Brockton neighborhood and a person of interest in her disappearance. Law enforcement also believe Maler may have been involved in the disappearance of Faith Roach in 2019.
Maler has an upcoming court date for drug and firearms charges on May 26, but he is currently on the lam, hiding from law enforcement.
Dottie & Yvette
For more than three decades, Jennifer Fay's family has searched desperately for answers. What happened to Jennifer that night in November of 1989? Why didn't the Brockton Police investigate more aggressively? Why have people who know what happened remained silent?
In the penultimate episode of The Case, Kirk Minihane revisits the three-decade long investigation, the many false leads and dead ends, and the suffering Jennifer's family has endured since she mysteriously disappeared.
Kevin Wayne Maler, the man who was named a person of interest in the disappearance of Faith Roach by the sheriff of Oconee County, claims he's never been violent toward women, that he's a protector of women.
The women in his life tell a different story.
In Episode Six of The Case, Kirk Minihane speaks with several women that Maler had relationships with over the last four decades. The portrait that emerged was one of a horrifyingly violent man and a serial abuser. A man who preyed on underage girls and abandoned his children. And a man who is capable of deceiving everyone in his life about what he truly is.
In 2010, Kevin Maler sat for a 2.5 hour interrogation with a team of private investigators who were looking into the disappearance of Jennifer Fay. Eleven years later, Maler is once again answering questions about his potential involvement in not only Jennifer's case, but also several other missing persons and mysterious deaths. At Kevin's request, we arranged for him to sit for a polygraph examination. Episode Five blends the 2010 interrogation with the 2021 polygraph examination and a subsequent interview with Kirk Minihane.
April & Kevin
Two mysterious deaths in Walhalla, South Carolina, but the Oconee County Sheriff's Office says there was no foul play.
In Episode Four of The Case, Kirk Minihane revisits the 2019 deaths of April Norton Jones and Kevin Kyle Craig. Officially, April died of an overdose, Kevin of methamphetamine withdrawal. But details surrounding both fatalities suggest there's much, much more to the story.
At the time Jennifer Fay went missing, unspeakable horror was unfolding a few blocks away in the home of Diana Natale -- the same home were some believe Jennifer was buried that night in 1989.
Great podcast and the narrator is very easy to listen to, which is not always the case with podcasts!
You can tell it’s this guy’s first time doing true crime
Bad journalism but entertaining enough
Loooove the podcast. Haven’t heard from you. Cliffhanger for certain but more importantly I’m hoping you’re well… Just saying you and the next episode are missed!!! Love you. T