10 episodes

A downstate man moves to Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula, then vanishes. Suspicions spread from the neighbor he was staying with, to the girlfriend he fought with, to the cops who were supposed to find him.  

From the Detroit Free Press, “Where Secrets Go to Die: The Disappearance of Derrick Henagan” is an eight-episode serial podcast. Award-winning journalist John Wisely examines a murder case in a natural paradise and uncovers drugs, sex and other local secrets.

All eight episodes are now available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Want to dive deeper? Check out freep.com/secrets for photos, videos, documents and more tied to the case.

Links to specific episode content can also be found in the description of the trailer for this series.

Where Secrets Go To Die Detroit Free Press

    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 90 Ratings

A downstate man moves to Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula, then vanishes. Suspicions spread from the neighbor he was staying with, to the girlfriend he fought with, to the cops who were supposed to find him.  

From the Detroit Free Press, “Where Secrets Go to Die: The Disappearance of Derrick Henagan” is an eight-episode serial podcast. Award-winning journalist John Wisely examines a murder case in a natural paradise and uncovers drugs, sex and other local secrets.

All eight episodes are now available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Want to dive deeper? Check out freep.com/secrets for photos, videos, documents and more tied to the case.

Links to specific episode content can also be found in the description of the trailer for this series.

    Episode 1: The Body Hunter

    Episode 1: The Body Hunter

    Derrick Henagan disappeared in 2008 and his case has gone cold. We bring you along on a body hunt in the woods of Upper Michigan. A cadaver dog leads the search, which includes a longtime forensic lab technician who’s also a wilderness guide.

    Check out the episode show notes for more on the story and case.

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    • 28 min
    Episode 2: The Missing Man

    Episode 2: The Missing Man

    Derrick Henagan was an outsider in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula when he disappeared. We explore his hometown in Lower Michigan to learn more about his growing up, his family and his demons.

    Check out the episode show notes for more on the story and case.

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    • 29 min
    Episode 3: Bleach and Blood

    Episode 3: Bleach and Blood

    Derrick Henagan’s relationship with his girlfriend Dyanna Maddox was stormy enough to bring the cops to the house repeatedly. We hear tales of blood, bleach, gunshots and the first state trooper on the scene.

    Check out the episode show notes to read documents, watch video and see photos related to the case.

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    • 39 min
    Episode 4: Sins of the Father

    Episode 4: Sins of the Father

    Michigan State Police Trooper David Moeggenborg’s name has been connected to the Derrick Henagan disappearance for all the wrong reasons.

    In this episode his daughter, Meghan Moeggenborg, describes a terrifying walk in the woods with her father, what she saw there and the threat she said he made if she spoke about it. 

    Check out the episode show notes to read documents, watch video and see photos connected to the case.

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    • 43 min
    Episode 5: The Bounty Hunter

    Episode 5: The Bounty Hunter

    It was Jody Newman’s job to find Derrick Henagan, who vanished while on bond. Then it became her passion after getting to know Derrick’s mom and realizing he wasn’t running, he was missing.

    In this episode, she describes her yearslong quest, including recording phone calls with people close to Derrick.

    Check out the episode show notes to read documents, watch video and see photos related to the case.

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    • 41 min
    Episode 6: Drugs, Sex and Secrets

    Episode 6: Drugs, Sex and Secrets

    The Upper Peninsula has its own culture. It also has its own law enforcement culture.  

    Locals help us examine the drugs, sex work, murder and police conduct swirling around people connected to the Derrick Henagan case. We also uncover a startling decision Michigan State Police made related to Trooper David Moeggenborg.

    Check out the episode show notes to read documents, watch video and see photos related to the case.

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

GaryElectric28 ,

Bravo.

Thank you for this awesome investigative reporting. I hope to listen to more of your material soon.

Ariellewallen ,

Loved it!

Great reporting and gripping story

C-town NH ,

Enjoyable Listen

Love this podcast, also very interesting to here about different regions of the US.

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