Episodes
Billy and Paul look into the mysterious disappearance of Brianna Maitland from Montgomery, Vermont. After leaving work on March 19, 2004, her car was found abandoned crashed into a barn. Upon learning she was missing, questions circled around a fight weeks earlier, local drug dealers and possibly human trafficking. Detective Sgt. Angela Baker with the Vermont State Police join Paul and Billy to clear up the rumors that have plagued the case for the last 16 years. See...
Published 10/26/20
Paul, Billy and Paul Haynes continue to discuss the Golden State Killer. Each giving credit to the science that brought about closure in the case but lay out ways they wish could have caught him sooner.  Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad are bringing you a series of Fall Distractions. Each episode will feature people from the true crime or podcasting world. Billy and Paul will discuss cases of serial killers, unsolved murders, missing persons cases, and more with the guests. See...
Published 10/21/20
Paul and Billy finish their look into the Humboldt Five. They take a deeper look into the disappearances and deaths of Sheila Franks and Danielle Bertolini. The women disappeared within six days of each other in February 2014.  Parts of the remains of each women have been located since their disappearance, but the families are still searching for answers and justice.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/19/20
Paul and Billy welcome Michelle McNamara's researcher and citizen detective Paul Haynes. The three give their reactions to the sentencing of Joseph DeAngelo. They discuss details of the case which couldn't be talked about until after the Golden State Killer was sentenced. Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad are bringing you a series of Fall Distractions. Each episode will feature people from the true crime or podcasting world. Billy and Paul will discuss cases of serial killers, unsolved...
Published 10/14/20
Billy and Paul begin their look into the Humboldt Five with this first part of a two part series. They delve into the missing person cases of Jennifer Wilmer, Karen Mitchell and Christine Walters. Each young woman disappeared near Humboldt County and hasn't been seen again. The circumstances swirl around the California Redwoods, marijuana, the Grateful Dead and an infamous potential serial killer.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/12/20
Paul and Billy look into the unsolved murders of Sue Sharp, John Sharp, Tina Sharp and Dana Wingate. In April 1981, the small resort town of Keddie, California was changed forever. Someone entered the Sharp home of Cabin 28 with no other purpose but mayhem. Inside the cabin, the offender or offenders killed three people and kidnapped a young girl. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/05/20
Billy and Paul look into the unsolved murders of Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson from August 1990. The two went on a double date before parking at a local lovers' lane in the Houston area. Before and after the murders, the area saw a trend of missing women. Could they all be related? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/28/20
Paul and Billy look into two separate missing person cases this week. The first, 16-year-old Lashaya Stine left her home in Aurora, Colorado on June 16, 2016 around 2 AM. Her mother believes she went out to meet someone but she never returned home. The second, 18-year-old Brookelyn Farthing went to a party in Berea, Kentucky. She was in contact with family and friends until the early morning hours of June 22, 2013 before texting "I'm scared."   See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for...
Published 09/21/20
Billy and Paul look into the unsolved cases of Mr. Cruel out of Melbourne, Australia in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. The unknown offender attacked four young girls creating terror.  He wore a black ski mask and was usually armed with a knife and gun. Despite law enforcement knocking on over 30,000 doors, Mr. Cruel has never been caught. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/14/20
Paul and Billy look into the 1970 murders of Colette MacDonald and her two young daughters in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Colette's husband--a surgeon and former Green Beret--Jeffrey MacDonald was eventually convicted of the murders but has always maintained his innocence. With the help of filmmaker and podcaster Marc Smerling from The Jinx and Morally Indefensible, the guys look into a case riddled with confessions and betrayal.   See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/07/20
Billy and Paul look into the unsolved 2017 murder of Nanette Krentel out of Lacombe, Louisiana. The offender tried to cover up her murder with a fire that burnt down a 3,000 square foot home in rural Louisiana. It's a case with fingers pointed all around the community but still no justice has been seen.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/31/20
Paul and Billy look into the case of serial killer Henry Louis Wallace. In the early 1990’s, a monster was prowling Charlotte, North Carolina. His targets were young, attractive black women. And his victims barely made the news until he went on a 48-hour killing spree. All of these victims were in his circle of friends and co-workers. He only confessed to those he knew could be tied to him. Which begs the question--how many other victims does he have?
Published 08/24/20
Paul and Billy delve into the 2006 unsolved murders of Chynna and Blake Dickus in Franklin, Indiana. About 25 miles from Indianapolis, in a new subdivision riddled with home break-ins, it is a double murder that haunts the community. A three and half hour window allowed someone to enter the Dickus home and kill a 10-year old boy and his stepmother.  Billy and Paul also look into the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Barraza in Tomball, Texas.
Published 08/17/20
Paul and Billy look into the murder of Heidi Newman, a case Paul investigated while supervising the crime lab in 2003. It's a case that held similarities to a still unsolved murder six years prior. With the help of investigator Leonard Orman, the three delve into the 1997 unsolved murder of Linda Lincoln. Both women knew Matthew Kroll, the man in prison for Heidi's murder. And both Leonard and Paul think Kroll may have other victims. 
Published 08/10/20
In 1998, Rita Hester was murdered in her Boston apartment. Rita was active in the transgender community and her gruesome death inspired Transgender Remembrance Day—but her murderer is still out there. Paul and Billy investigate Rita’s case, and also shed light on the recent murders of Merci Mack, Shakie Peters, Brayla Stone, Bree Black, Draya McCarty, Remmie Fells and Riah Milton—seven transgender women found slain in June and July of 2020. So far, only two cases have led to an arrest. We...
Published 08/03/20
Billy and Paul travel to 1891 New York City to investigate the unsolved murder of Carrie Brown. While often tied to Jack The Ripper, no conclusive evidence has linked the two and the case that caused a media storm remains unsolved. This new episode is in partnership with TNT's The Alienist: Angel of Darkness.
Published 07/26/20
This week Paul and Billy decide to look into cases that their friend Michelle McNamara, author of I'll Be Gone in the Dark, looked into on her blog True Crime Diary. They look at unsolved cases in Oregon and the link to potential serial killer Bobby Jack Fowler. Fowler was a violent offender with cases in Oregon, Iowa, Texas, Tennessee and Canada. And those are just the cases we know.
Published 07/20/20
This week Paul and Billy look into the mysterious death of Tamla Horsford. In November 2018, Tamla Horsford was the only black guest at an adult slumber party in Cumming, Georgia. By all accounts she was the life of the party. But in the early morning hours she was found dead outside. With the help of Tamla's family attorney Ralph E. Fernandez, Billy and Paul try to find out how a mother of five died that night. 
Published 07/13/20
Last week, the body of Specialist Vanessa Guillen was found near a river. She was murdered. And she was not the only Fort Hood soldier to be killed since March.  In this episode, Billy and Paul will delve into the eight cases of unsolved homicides and unknown causes of death of soldiers from the base. And with the help of Murder Squad listeners, they take a closer look at how the US Army investigates sexual assault, sexual harassment and missing persons amidst their ranks—including the case...
Published 07/06/20
This week Paul and Billy look into two missing persons cases. The first is a soldier who went missing while on post. Vanessa Guillen was last seen at Fort Hood in Texas on April 22nd. The second is a mail carrier last seen on camera leaving her home. Kierra Coles was last seen outside her home in the Chatam area of Chicago on October 2nd, 2018. Neither case is related. Each in a different part of the country and separated by over a year. But both cases still have families, friends and the...
Published 06/29/20
In Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia Part 2, Billy and Paul turn their focus on who may have been capable of committing such a gruesome crime. They look into the usual suspects: the men in Elizabeth's life before her murder, Hodel and Dillon. But after digging to find other crimes that mirrored Short, two other possibilities take center stage. One with a tie to overseas and World War II.
Published 06/22/20
After the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Paul and Billy examine the systemic racism that is resulting in the deaths of so many black men and women by police in the United States. And they explore how defunding the police could be seen as an opportunity to fix a broken crime solving system and actually solve more serious crimes. Retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey joins to discuss how to fix the problem within police departments around the country. And former prosecutor Loni Coombs...
Published 06/15/20
Billy and Paul examine one of the most perplexing unsolved murders in America, the Black Dahlia. In the first of a two part series, Paul examines the autopsy summaries, and through the lens of advancements in forensics, identifies the wounds inflicted on Elizabeth Short. These new observations lead directly into new possible theories. This episode was part of a batch record before Paul went into surgery last week. At the top of the show, we address the immense importance of the Black Lives...
Published 06/08/20
Paul and Billy look into an unsolved murder of an 18-year-old out of Little Rock, Arkansas. Ebby Steppach went missing in late October of 2015. The only sign left behind was her car with a dead battery, empty gas tank and the keys still in the ignition. Her family and friends searched for over two years before Ebby's remains were located. Now Billy and Paul are hoping the Murder Squad can help find justice for Ebby. 
Published 06/01/20
Billy and Paul look into one of the three men given the nickname "The Freeway Killer." Randy Kraft was caught redhanded with a victim in his car at the time of a drunk driving arrest in May 1983. But the search of his car led to a list of potentially 61 victims. Paul and Billy are joined by former NCIS Investigator Julie Haney who interviewed Kraft about one of his victims. The three discuss the possibility that Kraft's victims could actually be in the 100's. 
Published 05/25/20