20 episodes

A podcast that breathes new life into Washington state's coldest cases. Host, Ashley Smith, talks to experts and family members. Can she help solve these mysteries or have all the answers been... washed away?

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    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 275 Ratings

A podcast that breathes new life into Washington state's coldest cases. Host, Ashley Smith, talks to experts and family members. Can she help solve these mysteries or have all the answers been... washed away?

    SNOHOMISH COUNTY: Does

    SNOHOMISH COUNTY: Does

    I was recently invited to take a tour of the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office and I got to interview investigator, Jane Jorgensen. We talked about the details of her job, Snohomish County’s unidentified and recently identified cases, and how much of a role genealogy plays in finding out who someone was. You’ll hear a lot of names, dates, and locations on this special episode as we try to bring more attention to folks who either still need help to solve the mystery of who they were or to help figure out who killed them. Welcome to Washed Away.

    • 23 min
    SPANAWAY: Chris Virdell

    SPANAWAY: Chris Virdell

    On the morning of February 9th, 2012, a teenager disappeared on his way to work in Spanaway, Washington. He left behind no clues, no witnesses, and no answers for what would be two very long years. His own parents would have to turn into detectives to try and find him because no one else would. And this tragic case will end with not one, but two shocking and senseless murders. Paul and Melanie Virdell share their son's story with me on this infuriating episode of Washed Away. Show notes can be found at washedawaypodcast.com

    • 27 min
    BREMERTON: Nikki Anderson and Adrienne Hale

    BREMERTON: Nikki Anderson and Adrienne Hale

    On a January night in 1986, a young mother and her daughter were strangled to death in their Bremerton home. Over the years several persons of interests would be looked at for taking their lives and this case would be re-examined each decade that it remained cold. But on this episode of Washed Away, Detective Martin Garland tells me the murders of Nikki Anderson and Adrienne Hale are now closer than ever to being solved. Show notes can be found at washedawaypodcast.com

    • 34 min
    PINNACLE LAKE: Mary Cooper and Susanna Stodden

    PINNACLE LAKE: Mary Cooper and Susanna Stodden

    It’s no secret that nature is one of the things people love the most about the Pacific Northwest. And the outdoors are supposed to be a peaceful place, where you can go to clear your head and escape from the real world. So when two avid hikers, who spent a lot of their time outdoors, were seemingly executed on a trail in 2006, it was a harsh reality check for people here in Washington State. And it was a complete nightmare for the victims’ family. On this episode of Washed Away, I’m covering the unsolved murders of mother and daughter, Mary Cooper and Susanna Stodden. Plus David Stodden tells me about his loved ones and Josh Hallmark from True Crime BS shares insight from his coverage of serial killer, Israel Keyes. Show notes can be found at washedawaypodcast.com (CW: Murder)

    • 26 min
    CAPITOL HILL: Tanya Frazier

    CAPITOL HILL: Tanya Frazier

    1994 was a year that would forever change the city of Seattle. From the suicide of Kurt Cobain to the launch of Amazon dot com, it was a uniquely important year that would go down in the city’s history books and news archives. But something else happened that year that most people haven’t heard about… until now. On this episode of Washed Away, I’m covering the tragic kidnapping and murder of 14 year old Tanya Frazier. And I'm joined by Tanya's loved ones: Teara Frazier and Sherry Mammoser. (CW: Murder, Sexual Assault)

    • 24 min
    BONUS: The Twin Peaks Murder

    BONUS: The Twin Peaks Murder

    There’s an unsolved murder that took place almost 3,000 miles away from Washington State and yet it remains linked to this part of the country because of a cult TV show from the 90s. This special episode of Washed Away for the North Bend Film Festival is all about Hazel Drew, the woman whose mysterious death was used as inspiration for Twin Peaks.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
275 Ratings

275 Ratings

MadzAq22 ,

We do have a lot of weird things happen in WA don’t we?

Great podcast! And she has the absolute best voice for this

Flowerjen73 ,

Fantastic!

I discovered this podcast today and have listened to about seven episodes already. It’s so well done. I’m a native Washingtonian and appreciate hearing about local cases. Keep up the good work, Ashley!

raini r ,

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I am new to listening podcasts and I absolutely love washed away. It is incredible to how much work and effort is put into each episode!

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