A podcast that breathes new life into Washington state's coldest cases. Host, Ashley Smith, tells stories that you won’t hear anywhere else. Can she help solve these mysteries or have all the answers been... washed away?
Bonus: The Hahn Mansion
Spooky season is by far my favorite time of year, so I wanted to release a special episode of Washed Away to celebrate. You'll hear me talking to a paranormal investigator out of Spokane, Amanda Paulson, as she tells me about her experiences at some of Eastern Washington's most haunted locations. There's some history, mystery, ghosts, and even a little bit of murder. Consider this your content warning, though truly this episode is much more casual and lighthearted than usual... in my opinion. Hope you enjoy it and Happy Halloween!
This is an interesting and unique case because it doesn't involve a murder or a suicide - there wasn't necessarily anything nefarious going on at all - it was just a tragic accident that became an ongoing mystery. Who was the hitchhiker that died in a truck collision near Mount St. Helens in 1991? Let's try to find out on this episode of Washed Away. Detective Sergeant Stacy Moate and Carri Gordon, the Program Manager of the WSP Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit both help me tell this story. Show notes can be found at washedawaypodcast.com.
On this episode of Washed Away I’m gonna tell you about what could possibly be the oldest and coldest, unsolved case in Seattle’s history. It involves dynamite, a widow, and 60 years of mystery. Actually 61 years as of earlier this month. This is the truly bizarre story around the bombing of Pearl Kongsle. The other voice you'll hear from is that of retired detective, Mike Ciesynski. Show notes can be found at washedawaypodcast.com. (Content Warning: Murder)
The Lake Stickney John Doe has been a mystery since 1994 when his body was found underwater in Snohomish County. Authorities knew so little about him they couldn’t even be sure he was caucasian… and oddly enough his race would change several times throughout the years as authorities tried to ID him. DNA recently gave him his name back - it’s Rodney Johnson - but we still don't know how he ended up in that lake and who killed him? This is Washed Away. You'll also hear from Forensic Artist, Natalie Murry. Show notes can be found at washedawaypodcast.com. (Content Warning: Murder)
One of the FBI’s major case files is an unsolved murder of Assistant United States Attorney, Thomas Wales, that happened in Seattle back in 2001. This is a case that had all the resources imaginable to solve it, all the press attention, plus A MILLION DOLLAR REWARD, and yet… almost 19 years later… there are still so many unknowns. The Bureau recently charged someone in this case, but it wasn’t the murderer. This is Washed Away. The hosts of Somebody Somewhere join me for this one. Show notes can be found at washedawaypodcast.com. (Content Warning: Murder)
A young mother was murdered in December of 1985 near Mineral, Washington. Her case has remained unsolved for over 3 decades… along with the murders of a couple that took place just four months earlier… these cases have been tied together somewhat by location but mostly because of tube socks found at the crime scenes. Are these cases actually connected? Well, that depends on who you ask. The show Unsolved Mysteries couldn’t even figure this one out, but now in 2020, DNA might finally reveal the truth… about what happened to Diana Robertson. This is Washed Away. Detective Beall from Lewis County's Cold Case Unit provides some updates. Show notes can be found at washedawaypodcast.com. (Content Warning: Murder, Domestic Violence)
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This is a great podcast! I definitely recommend it. The research is thorough. The cases are well chosen, interesting and not necessarily well known outside of Washington state. I also really like how she gets opinions from experts in the field, or someone who is involved in the case. I really hope she comes back with some more episodes - I guess it would be a season 2.
Really dig this podcast!
Never knew there were so many cold cases in Seattle & WA! Really enjoying this format- love the length of the episodes, the respectful interviews and Ashley has a great voice for this podcast genre! 10/10 recommend especially if you live in the area. Very interesting & looking forward to hearing more!
Sensative to the subject matter and very enjoyable
Ashley has a soothing voice and speaks in a respectful manner when sharing details about these interesting unsolved cases.
Episodes average around 1/2hr in length and are well crafted with great attention to detail. - Heidi Bennet 🌞 Vibrant Visionaries Podcast