75 episodes

She Has A Name blends elements of investigative journalism and memoir to tell the story of Anita, a sister that host Tonya Mosley learned about more than a decade after she went missing. Set against the backdrop of the drug epidemic in 1980s Detroit, She Has A Name is a story of loss and redemption, mending broken family ties, and facing the trauma experienced by countless individuals who've lost loved ones to violence.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 1.4K Ratings

She Has A Name blends elements of investigative journalism and memoir to tell the story of Anita, a sister that host Tonya Mosley learned about more than a decade after she went missing. Set against the backdrop of the drug epidemic in 1980s Detroit, She Has A Name is a story of loss and redemption, mending broken family ties, and facing the trauma experienced by countless individuals who've lost loved ones to violence.

    Unknown Woman 1987

    Unknown Woman 1987

    Tonya tries to make sense of a double-whammy: news that she has a sister and the devastating discovery about her whereabouts. In this episode, Tonya begins her quest to unravel how a sister she never knew about could end up as a Jane Doe.

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    • 36 min
    Natural Born Hustler

    Natural Born Hustler

    Who was Anita outside of the image Antonio shared with Tonya?  And how can Tonya’s exploration of her short life help us understand what led to her disappearance and murder? In this episode, Tonya goes back to Anita’s early years and the choices she made as a young woman in Detroit to survive.

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    • 30 min
    The Sinking of the Titanic

    The Sinking of the Titanic

    In the late seventies and early eighties, things were looking up for Anita. She was in her early twenties and coming out of a low point in her life with the death of her mother. Antonio remembers a stable home life, a step-father that he loved and not really wanting for anything. Until Anita's life takes a downward turn with the return of a childhood friend who comes home from prison.

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    • 34 min
    Father Figure

    Father Figure

    How could Tonya, Anita, and Antonio go almost a lifetime without knowing each other? We explore the tangled roots of this family tree and the man Tonya, Anita, and Antonio all have in common – O.C. Hill. 

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    • 38 min
    The Guy From Detroit

    The Guy From Detroit

    What does a boy hold on to when he realizes his mother is gone? The ways she taught him to survive - and the creation of falsehoods, omissions, and a version of the truth he’s created to make it through each day. In this episode of She Has A Name, Tonya discovers something about Antonio’s past she never knew before - one that mirrors his mother's life in the years before she disappeared. The discovery opens up insights into the depths of Antonio’s pain and the life he yearns to create as he moves toward healing.

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    • 36 min
    Theories

    Theories

    Who killed Anita? Did her involvement in the drug game somehow lead to her murder? A serial killer? Or maybe the man her family says used and abused her was somehow involved?In this episode of She Has A Name, we delve into four theories, parsing out the details from the original fire report and crime scene documents, witness accounts, the family’s knowledge, and interviews with the lead detective.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

L.Brent ,

Beautifully Crafted Podcast

Omg!
This was both suspense-fully and romantically written in such a way that while i was listening i felt like I was moving from each time period smoothly.
Like wow !! Just amazing !!!!
Every episode was vibrant, lively, and AUTHENTIC.
Aunt Val recollection of Antonio, Anita, her childhood, and all the other events was so descriptive and again AUTHENTIC!!!!

Yall did that !!!
And the reading of the diary at the end … *chefkiss*

This is award winning…. 🏆

God Bless you all ❤️.

FNOMINL ,

Well…

Quality podcast, but I have to listen to it again! The only hero of this story is Antonio! Incredible human being! Thoroughbred to his soul! I’m pretty much angry with everyone else! The irresponsibility of everyone here is mind blowing! The failure of CHILDREN HERE IS ASTOUNDING! I’m trying hard to view this all through different lenses!

Quita_tru ,

Compelling

This podcast was beautifully done. Thank you and Antonio for sharing your journey towards healing 🩷

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