126 episodes

Voices for Justice is a true crime podcast hosted by Sarah Turney. Every episode ends with a call to action. Don't just listen to their stories, be a voice for them.

Voices for Justice Sarah Turney

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 7.7K Ratings

Voices for Justice is a true crime podcast hosted by Sarah Turney. Every episode ends with a call to action. Don't just listen to their stories, be a voice for them.

    Janteyl Johnson

    Janteyl Johnson

    By the time Janteyl Johnson from Newark, Delaware, turned 15 years old in 2009, she knew what she wanted to do with her life. She was a driven young woman with the goals of becoming a hairstylist and salon owner.
    Soon after turning 15, Janteyl found out she was pregnant. This only made her even more determined to reach her goals. And she was well on her way to making them before she disappeared on February 3, 2010.
    Unfortunately, the mainstream media didn’t really cover her case, and The Johnson family has been desperate for answers and media coverage.
    Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Roberto Herrera at 302-395-2784 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.
    A special thank you to Claudia Rivero for her coverage of Janteyl’s case. Visit https://www.claudiariverotv.com/ to learn more.
    For more information about the podcast and the cases discussed, visit VoicesforJusticePodcast.com
    Don't forget to follow me on social media under Voices for Justice Podcast & SarahETurney
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    The introduction music used in Voices for Justice is Thread of Clouds by Blue Dot Sessions. Outro music is Melancholic Ending by Soft and Furious. The track used for ad transitions is Pinky by Blue Dot Sessions.
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    • 33 min
    Leon Laureles

    Leon Laureles

    Just after midnight on May 10, 1996, a motorist in Brown County, Texas called 911. They report that they’d been driving along Farm Road 2126 when they saw a burning car. It was parked just off the road, near the entrance to a gun range.
    Minutes later, a second motorist called 911 to report they had spotted a body lying near the burning car. 
    When the fire department and Sheriff’s deputies show up, the car is engulfed in flames. While inspecting the scene, they find the body of 30-year-old Leon Laureles. He had been shot in the back of the head, execution style.
    Leon’s family believes they know what happened to Leon, but their suspicions have never been confirmed.
    Anyone with information regarding Leon’s death or events leading up to it can contact the Brown County Sheriff’s Office at 325-646-5510.

    Please consider donating to or sharing the GoFundMe:
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/leon-laureles-private-detective-and-memorial

    A special thank you to The Fall Line Podcast for their assistance with Leon's case. Visit https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/ to learn more.

    For more information about the podcast and the cases discussed, visit VoicesforJusticePodcast.com
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    The introduction music used in Voices for Justice is Thread of Clouds by Blue Dot Sessions. Outro music is Melancholic Ending by Soft and Furious. The track used for ad transitions is Pinky by Blue Dot Sessions.
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    • 35 min
    Debbie Martinson

    Debbie Martinson

    On March 31, 1980, around 7 pm, Don Martinson arrived home from jury duty and called out to his wife Debbie, but he didn’t hear a reply. Don continued to walk through the house and made his way to their 15-month-old son’s room. He was alone, crying in his crib.
    Don picked up his son and walked into the adjoining primary bedroom. There, he discovered Debbie’s body near the foot of their bed. She had been strangled with a macrame cord that was still around her neck. Near Debbie’s body was a message written in pale rose lipstick on a floor-to-ceiling mirror that read, “Now we are even Don”.
    It was quickly dubbed the Lipstick Murder. It remains unsolved to this day.
    Anyone with information about Debbie’s case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (877) 373-TIPS (8477)

    For more information about the podcast and the cases discussed, visit VoicesforJusticePodcast.com
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    The introduction music used in Voices for Justice is Thread of Clouds by Blue Dot Sessions. Outro music is Melancholic Ending by Soft and Furious. The track used for ad transitions is Pinky by Blue Dot Sessions.
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    • 39 min
    Abby Williams and Libby German Part 2 an Interview with Kelsi German

    Abby Williams and Libby German Part 2 an Interview with Kelsi German

    Monday, February 13, 2017, was an unusually warm day for Delphi, Indiana. 14-year-old Libby German and her 13-year-old best friend Abby Williams wanted to take advantage of the nice weather while it lasted. They asked Libby’s older sister, Kelsi German, to drive them to the Delphi Historic Trail so they could go hiking. In the small town of Delphi, there really isn’t much else to do.
     
    "I remember us just being so happy in the car and listening to Twenty-One Pilots, and the windows were open, and it was just so warm," German said. "And she got out of the car and told me she loved me."
     
    Kelsi dropped the girls off at around 1:00 pm. Abby and Libby agreed to meet back at the trailhead at 3:00 so Libby’s Dad, Derrick German, could pick them up. When he showed up at the trailhead, the girls were not there to meet him. He called Libby’s phone, but she didn’t answer, so he started searching the immediate area. There was no sign of Libby or Abby anywhere.
     
    Police were notified that the girls were missing. Officers, family members, and volunteers scoured the trails for Abby and Libby, but they were nowhere to be found. The search was called off at around midnight - it was too dark to safely continue.
     
    In the morning, the search started up again. Within hours, the bodies of Abby and Libby were found at the bottom of a hill, approximately one-half mile upstream from the Monon High Bridge. They’d been murdered. 5 years later, the case remains unsolved. 
     
    Anyone with information is asked to call the Tip Line at 765-822-3535. Callers can remain anonymous. You can also submit tips online at abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com.
     
    There is currently a $325,000 reward being offered for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for murdering Abby and Libby.
     
    https://abbyandlibbymemorialpark.org/

    For more information about the podcast and the cases discussed, visit VoicesforJusticePodcast.com

    Don't forget to follow me on social media under Voices for Justice Podcast & SarahETurney

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    Voices for Justice is a podcast that uses adult language and discusses sensitive and potentially triggering topics including violence, abuse, and murder. This podcast may not be appropriate for younger audiences. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Some names have been changed or omitted per their request or for safety purposes. Listener discretion is advised. 

    The introduction music used in Voices for Justice is Thread of Clouds by Blue Dot Sessions. Outro music is Melancholic Ending by Soft and Furious. The track used for ad transitions is Pinky by Blue Dot Sessions.
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    • 41 min
    Abby Williams and Libby German Part 1

    Abby Williams and Libby German Part 1

    Monday, February 13, 2017, was an unusually warm day for Delphi, Indiana. 14-year-old Libby German and her 13-year-old best friend Abby Williams wanted to take advantage of the nice weather while it lasted. They asked Libby’s older sister, Kelsi German, to drive them to the Delphi Historic Trail so they could go hiking. In the small town of Delphi, there really isn’t much else to do.
     
    "I remember us just being so happy in the car and listening to Twenty-One Pilots, and the windows were open, and it was just so warm," German said. "And she got out of the car and told me she loved me."
     
    Kelsi dropped the girls off at around 1:00 pm. Abby and Libby agreed to meet back at the trailhead at 3:00 so Libby’s Dad, Derrick German, could pick them up. When he showed up at the trailhead, the girls were not there to meet him. He called Libby’s phone, but she didn’t answer, so he started searching the immediate area. There was no sign of Libby or Abby anywhere.
     
    Police were notified that the girls were missing. Officers, family members, and volunteers scoured the trails for Abby and Libby, but they were nowhere to be found. The search was called off at around midnight - it was too dark to safely continue.
     
    In the morning, the search started up again. Within hours, the bodies of Abby and Libby were found at the bottom of a hill, approximately one-half mile upstream from the Monon High Bridge. They’d been murdered. 5 years later, the case remains unsolved. 
     
    Anyone with information is asked to call the Tip Line at 765-822-3535. Callers can remain anonymous. You can also submit tips online at abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com.
     
    There is currently a $325,000 reward being offered for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for murdering Abby and Libby.
     
    https://abbyandlibbymemorialpark.org/

    For more information about the podcast and the cases discussed, visit VoicesforJusticePodcast.com

    Don't forget to follow me on social media under Voices for Justice Podcast & SarahETurney

    Join the Patreon family to get instant access to a library of extra content, support the show, and support these cases https://www.patreon.com/VoicesforJustice

    Voices for Justice is a podcast that uses adult language and discusses sensitive and potentially triggering topics including violence, abuse, and murder. This podcast may not be appropriate for younger audiences. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Some names have been changed or omitted per their request or for safety purposes. Listener discretion is advised. 

    The introduction music used in Voices for Justice is Thread of Clouds by Blue Dot Sessions. Outro music is Melancholic Ending by Soft and Furious. The track used for ad transitions is Pinky by Blue Dot Sessions.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Jamie Fraley

    Jamie Fraley

    Today I’m discussing the case of Jamie Fraley from North Carolina. In 2008, Jamie was 22 and thriving. She was in college, preparing for a career that she was incredibly excited for and passionate about, she was in love, looking forward to getting married, and for the first time in her life, she was experiencing independence. While Jamie was dealing with some physical and mental health issues, it seemed like for the first time in a long time she was genuinely happy and excited for her future with a solid plan to get what she wanted.
     
    But on April 8, Jamie really isn’t feeling well. Her stomach hurts and it just isn’t getting better so she is taken to the emergency room. She’s told she probably has the stomach flu. They give her some medication, a prescription for more medication, and send her home. But it just doesn’t get any better, so later that night, Jamie asks her future father-in-law, Rick Simonds Sr., to drive her back to the ER. But now the wait is up to almost 4 hours so Jamie decides that instead of waiting, she will just go home and hope she feels better. But she doesn’t. So, after midnight, Jamie calls someone to take her back to the ER for the third time.
     
    Jamie is on the phone with her friend when she has to end the call saying her ride is there, specifically HE is here. Jamie hangs up with this friend, presumably gets into a vehicle with whomever this man was, and is never seen again.
     
    Jamie Fraley went missing from her apartment just outside of Gastonia, North Carolina on or around April 8, 2008. Jamie was 22 when she went missing, she is 4’8” tall, weighed approximately 90 pounds at that time, and had blond hair with brown eyes. She does have a tattoo on her ankle that says “Ricky”.
    Anyone with information about Jamie is asked to call the Gaston County Police Department in North Carolina at 704-866-3320 or Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000.

    A special thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring this episode. Visit Skillshare.com/Justice to get your first month free.

    For more information about the podcast and the cases discussed, visit VoicesforJusticePodcast.com

    Don't forget to follow me on social media under Voices for Justice Podcast & SarahETurney

    Join the Patreon family to get instant access to a library of extra content, support the show, and support these cases https://www.patreon.com/VoicesforJustice

    Voices for Justice is a podcast that uses adult language and discusses sensitive and potentially triggering topics including violence, abuse, and murder. This podcast may not be appropriate for younger audiences. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Some names have been changed or omitted per their request or for safety purposes. Listener discretion is advised. 

    The introduction music used in Voices for Justice is Thread of Clouds by Blue Dot Sessions. Outro music is Melancholic Ending by Soft and Furious. The track used for ad transitions is Pinky by Blue Dot Sessions.
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7.7K Ratings

7.7K Ratings

keishakaye14 ,

Very Well Done!

I have listened to Alissa’s story on many other podcasts but hearing it more first hand and not via an interview puts so much more into her case and also what really happened becomes more and more apparent. Still shocking that Michael Turney is walking a free man! Keep up the good work we will get a conclusion soon!!!

Too add to my first review many moons ago… is it possible to get your disappeared podcast on iTunes!?!

EthAlRyMom ,

Starting from the beginning…

I listened to Sarah go through the time line of Alissa’s murder. I had to fast forward through a lot of the lengthy readings. Now listening to more recent episodes. I like that the information given is intentional and accurate but some of the delivery is off. Her normal voice and cadence would be great. The whispery, question phrasing when there is no question makes it hard to take in the info.

sal2079 ,

Tried

Everything is great except the delivery. I can’t get past the unnatural vocals. She sounds like a person imitating computer generated voice.

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