13 episodes

Over three decades ago, 7-year-old Jaclyn Dowaliby vanished from her bedroom in the middle of the night while everybody else in the suburb slept soundly. It's frightening for a parent to think that someone could sneak into their child's bedroom completely undetected. It's terrifying for a parent to think that they could be suspected. This investigative true crime series dissects a case that has polarized and puzzled the minds of those who know it. Compiled using thousands of pages of files, trial transcripts and archives as well as interviews with those involved and source audio, this is The Shattered Window.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 291 Ratings

Over three decades ago, 7-year-old Jaclyn Dowaliby vanished from her bedroom in the middle of the night while everybody else in the suburb slept soundly. It's frightening for a parent to think that someone could sneak into their child's bedroom completely undetected. It's terrifying for a parent to think that they could be suspected. This investigative true crime series dissects a case that has polarized and puzzled the minds of those who know it. Compiled using thousands of pages of files, trial transcripts and archives as well as interviews with those involved and source audio, this is The Shattered Window.

    Introducing: Devil in the Dorm

    Introducing: Devil in the Dorm

    A new series written by the creators of The Shattered Window and Law&Crime's Adam Klasfeld. Featuring the voices of Paula Barros from Cold Case Files, Jilian Jalali from Court Junkie, and Mr Black Pasta. Edited by Brad Maybe.

    In late 2010, a middle-aged man moved into his daughter's college dorm and created what has all the hallmarks of a cult. Over the decade that followed, he extorted millions of dollars from vulnerable young adults through violence, psychological torture, and forced sex work. Actress and Director Elisabeth Rohm narrates Law&Crime's 6-part investigative series, which draws from thousands of pages of transcripts, exhibits, audio files, and video recordings from a federal trial and explores the actions and motives of Larry Ray. This is Law&Crime’s Devil in the Dorm.

    https://wondery.com/shows/devil-in-the-dorm/

    • 5 min
    Crime ConVersations: The Shattered Window

    Crime ConVersations: The Shattered Window

    Emily and Eileen discuss true crime, ethical reporting and how the true crime genre is changing in this Crime ConVersation brought to you by CrimeConUK. You can check out our other shows CrimeLapse and Morbidology, and if you'd like to go to CrimeConUK tickets can be bought at crimecon.co.uk and you can use our codes CRIMELAPSE or MORBIDOLOGY for 10% off. We hope to see you there!

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    • 33 min
    10: Unconditional Love

    10: Unconditional Love

    A chance interview changes everything but questions still remain...

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    Show Notes: https://theshatteredwindow.com/10-unconditional-love

    • 1 hr 21 min
    09: Circumstantial Conclusions

    09: Circumstantial Conclusions

    The fight to clear the Dowalibys rages on, but many still doubt their innocence.

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    Show Notes: https://theshatteredwindow.com/09-circumstantial-conclusions

    • 1 hr 7 min
    08: Under the Bridge

    08: Under the Bridge

    In the aftermath of the trial, a group of people come together to try and repair the public perception.

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    Show Notes: https://theshatteredwindow.com/08-under-the-bridge

    • 58 min
    07: Inflammatory Purpose

    07: Inflammatory Purpose

    The trial continues and the evidence presented seems to be more prejudicial than probative.

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    Show Notes: https://theshatteredwindow.com/07-inflammatory-purpose

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
291 Ratings

291 Ratings

Nurse Natasha ,

A lot of potential!

I think those two young ladies have done a pretty good job, and I can see them honing their skills and getting better and better.
The story was new to me, and what a travesty! An example of the police and the prosecutors wanting to close a case, but not necessarily caring about what the truth was.

CREIN701 ,

Factual and interesting!

Thank you for sharing all the facts, from both sides, for this case. It was interesting to hear from both the prosecution and defense side years later. Yes, the accents were hard to adjust to but it only took an episode or so for me to catch on and I was hooked. I can’t wait to listen for more.

TcBball ,

Great Podcast

I grew up 8 miles from the Dowaliby residence. I was the same age as Jacqueline before she passed away. I always wondered why the passion for this story died after the dowaliby’s were acquitted. The midlo police has done nothing since the acquittal and are convinced that the parents committed the crime. It’s crazy because all the evidence shows that it was an intruder. I am hoping this podcast will shed more light on this case. What really scares me is that I am father of 6 year old and I still live in the area. I don't believe that the person is still out there (passed away years ago) but the type of person is lurking and you never know when it will strike. There is reason that my daughter sleeps on the 2nd floor...I have an alarm system and the windows are always locked.

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