Cassie Compton was 15 years old when she disappeared from her home in Stuttgart, AR. In the five years since her disappearance police have not named a main suspect, until now. KATV Channel 7 News Reporter, Kaila Lafferty goes deep into the timeline surrounding the last time Cassie was seen, who may be involved, and where the investigation is now.
Kaila and Tina go to the Independence County Jail to meet with suspect Brandon Rhodes face-to-face. They break down what was said, and share possibilities of what happened to Cassie Compton and if Brandon was involved.
Kaila gets a letter from Brandon Rhodes with his response to what happened when she and Tina visited the Independence County Jail. She talks to Chief Duke about where they are in the investigation and looks into a tip about a man who found something suspicious in the woods near where Cassie's phone last pinged.
Tina and Kaila try to meet Brandon Rhodes face-to-face, and it does not go as expected. Could Cassie be the victim of human trafficking? Chief Duke, and Tina share why they believe this could be a possibility.
Judy Compton shares her story about her daughter's disappearance. She answers questions about the last night Cassie was seen, what she fears happened, and if she believes Brandon Rhodes was involved.
Tina takes Kaila to the last place Cassie was seen, and they unexpectedly meet someone who was very close to Cassie. And they go to the place Cassie's cell phone pinged, and introduce a new theory about what might have happened.
After Chief Duke said he lost track of Brandon Rhodes in the years after he and Judy broke up, Kaila finds him. She contacts him, and what he has to say changes the trajectory of this story. Tina lends more perspective on what might have happened the night Cassie disappeared.
I agree w the other raters. The questions were often cringeworthy and repetitive. The podcasts were drawn out and in general felt they had no point. I was interested enough to listen through but the ending was frustrating.
Ignore the haters girl you did a great job. You have a great voice for podcasting and you brought a story I hadn’t heard. So thanks for that. I’m from GA so I think I love hearing more southern type accents and Arkansas is one of those. Love it. I hope you do more cases!
Well Done. Tragic story, yet Kaila’s journalism is
Sensitive and thorough..
I hope she does more podcasts in the future.