6 episodes

A true-crime podcast featuring stories of victims of color in the state of Illinois.

True Crime in Color Briana Collins

    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

A true-crime podcast featuring stories of victims of color in the state of Illinois.

    True Crime in Color: Pravin Varughese

    True Crime in Color: Pravin Varughese

    19-year-old Pravin Varughese had dreams of becoming a police officer. But after one fateful college party, Pravin's dreams were never realized. The Southern Illinois University student was found dead in the woods days after that party.
    The biggest question surrounding Pravin's case: how did he die? Was it hypothermia? Or blunt force trauma?

    • 44 min
    True Crime in Color: Jelani Day

    True Crime in Color: Jelani Day

    Jelani Day was a graduate student at Illinois State University. The 25-year-old had dreams of becoming a doctor. He was considered a missing person for about a month. His body found in the Illinois River September 4, 2021. It wasn't identified until almost 20 days later. Jelani's family wants to know what happened to him.

    • 23 min
    True Crime in Color: Jaylan Butler

    True Crime in Color: Jaylan Butler

    Jaylan Butler is a swimmer at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. On the way back from a swim meet, Jaylan says he was detained, put in handcuffs, thrown in the back of a police car and his life was threatened. But police got it wrong. They weren't looking for Jaylan, but someone else. 

    • 33 min
    True Crime in Color: Selena Reyes-Hernandez

    True Crime in Color: Selena Reyes-Hernandez

    Selena Reyes-Hernandez was murdered in Chicago in 2020. Allegedly by a man who was upset because she was transgender. 

    • 18 min
    True Crime in Color: Tionda & Diamond Bradley

    True Crime in Color: Tionda & Diamond Bradley

    Ten-year-old Tionda Bradley and her three-year-old sister Diamond went missing from their South Side Chicago home on July 6, 2001. The girls haven't been seen since.Anyone with information is asked to call Chicago police at 312-745-6007 or the FBI at 312-431-1333. You can also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678. The family is still offering a $30,000 reward.

    • 26 min
    True Crime in Color: Intro

    True Crime in Color: Intro

    I'm Briana Collins and this is True Crime in Color. The first episode is available on 8/25. Listen to a preview now.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

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CherylCEO ,

True Crime in Color

This trailer sounds great. Thanks for putting this together. Telling stories of POC is important. Cheryl

CasablancaDon ,

Topical and important!

Stories like these desperately need to be told. This is a topical and important podcast necessary for our times and presented with honesty and empathy. Wonderful work!

qnaqui ,

A brilliant concept

This is a brilliant and unique concept for a podcast. It’s true that most true crime podcasts tend to focus on white victims. This show will shine a light on some of the most marginalized people in our society and the crimes committed against them. I loved the trailer, and I can’t wait to keep listening for more to come!