38 episodes

The Family Ties is a True Crime podcast that focuses on crimes committed against children in the United States. In each episode, Kelley tells a true-crime case about a child that has been abused, neglected, tortured, and often murdered. The goal is to educate the public on this national epidemic and encourage the show's viewers and listeners to take action in their communities and fight for law reform to better protect the most vulnerable among us.

The Family Ties Podcast - True Crime Podcast Series Kelley Richey

    • True Crime
    • 2.7 • 13 Ratings

The Family Ties is a True Crime podcast that focuses on crimes committed against children in the United States. In each episode, Kelley tells a true-crime case about a child that has been abused, neglected, tortured, and often murdered. The goal is to educate the public on this national epidemic and encourage the show's viewers and listeners to take action in their communities and fight for law reform to better protect the most vulnerable among us.

    The Adrian Jones Case Part 2

    The Adrian Jones Case Part 2

    Part two of today's episode was recommended by a viewer and is an extremely upsetting case. In this episode, we discuss the torture, abuse, and murder of seven-year-old, Adrian Jones. After he was killed, his father and stepmother fed his emaciated corpse to pigs as a means of getting rid of the evidence. Law enforcement also referred to this case as the worst case they had ever had to work. Let's remember little Adrian and learn how we can do better for kids going forward.
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    • 25 min
    Interview with Marie Cohen

    Interview with Marie Cohen

    This week, Kelley talks with the incredible woman behind the Child Welfare Monitor blog, Marie Cohen, about how Child Welfare needs to change and put children first. With Marie's wealth of knowledge on the topic of social services and child welfare, they discuss the state of the welfare system in the U.S. and uncover some little-known facts about how the system operates.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Adrian Jones Case Part 1

    The Adrian Jones Case Part 1

    Today's episode was recommended by a viewer and is an extremely upsetting case. In this episode, we discuss the torture, abuse, and murder of seven-year-old, Adrian Jones. After he was killed, his father and stepmother fed his emaciated corpse to pigs as a means of getting rid of the evidence. Law enforcement also referred to this case as the worst case they had ever had to work. Let's remember little Adrian and learn how we can do better for kids going forward.
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    • 13 min
    The Olivia Jansen Case

    The Olivia Jansen Case

    On July 10, 2020, Howard Jansen III and his girlfriend, Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick reported Howard’s 3-year-old daughter, Olivia as missing. Olivia’s bruise-covered body was found in a shallow grave only 9 hours after she was reported missing. Her tragic murder was prefaced by physical abuse at the hands of those who were meant to love and care for her.
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    • 14 min
    The Serenity McKinney Case

    The Serenity McKinney Case

    The day has finally come for me to cover a case from my home state of Kentucky. On Sunday, February 6th of 2022, Catherine McKinney, mother of 4-year old Serenity McKinney was arrested along with her boyfriend, Dakota Hill in Kansas. No one has physically seen little Serenity since Christmas Eve of 2020. This case is new and fresh details will probably be released after this episode airs, so keep that in mind in case you’ve heard something that differs from today’s telling.
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    • 13 min
    The Mercedes Lain Case

    The Mercedes Lain Case

    In this episode, we will discuss the disappearance and murder of 11-month-old baby Mercedes Lain who was reported missing by her father, Kenneth Lain and her mother, Tiffany Coburn in August of 2021. Mercedes’ dead body was found in the depths of the woods in Starke County, Indiana. This case has lots of twists and turns, with more than one victim (we’ll get into that a bit later) and more than one person that can be held responsible for the death of this precious baby.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

2.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

nichschwab ,

Need more research & heart

In the Hart family episode I caught quite a few inaccuracies & had my doubts about the 3star review when I saw it but thought hey maybe they’re just new & I can leave a 5 star or a 4 star at least... I wish I could still say I was able to do that. The gaps of dialogue & needing to reread sentences gives off a “meh we’re not taking this 100% seriously”. Yes it’s true crime so it’s going to be automatically serious in nature but the out of place giggling doesn’t support that & is off putting but I’ll check back in a few months & see if I can give a better review.

mmcw1226 ,

Agenda

The description of the podcast seems to claim their intention is to bring awareness to child abuse… but they neglected to include their podcast also is heavily politically biased and white shaming, etc… actually a disgusting format to use child abuse as a ruse to regurgitate your politics.
Go away.

marylin-62 ,

Politically motivated

I was looking for a podcast on missing children cause I dream of helping to find them. I found a completely politically motivated podcast trying to convince me cops are all bad and that parents can’t be trusted.

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