Episodes
Published 09/14/22
Warner Robins, Georgia is a military town that is attractive to families seeking affordable housing and good schools--and few long-term missing-persons cases. The oldest case on record is the disappearance of Bula Mae Robertson, a local mother who vanished late one night in October of 1993, leaving her teenage daughters and extended family without any sign as to where she might have gone, or what could have happened to her. Now, with the aid of a reward, investigators and Bula’s family hope...
Published 09/14/22
In part two of this two-part series, we cover the cold-case homicides of Birmingham, Alabama nail-salon owners Jacky Nguyen and Nhut Phan, who were killed in their store just after Christmas in 2010; their daughters, Linda and Thao, discuss possible theories in their parents’ case, and what they’ve learned from authorities in the past 12 years. Thao and Linda want to know: who killed Jacky and Nhut? Was it just a robbery, or was there something more at stake?  Letter template:...
Published 09/07/22
In part one of this two-part series, we cover the cold-case homicides of Birmingham, Alabama nail-salon owners Jacky Nguyen and Nhut Phan, who were killed in their store just after Christmas in 2010; though their children have long hoped for movement in the case, they’ve been waiting for answers for over a decade.  Rumors and lack of communication became a hallmark for their parents’ case:  Thao and Linda want to know: who killed Jacky and Nhut? Was it just a robbery, or was there something...
Published 08/31/22
Eric Carter-Landin didn’t set out to be an advocate; but as the family member of a murder victim whose case was closed, he watched other disturbing cases unfold in his home state of New Mexico, and he felt called to do something about it: to help families, to shine a light on the failings in the system, and, eventually, to seek justice for his own brother, who was was killed at only nine months old.    Visit https://functionofbeauty.com/fallline to take your hair quiz and save 25% on your...
Published 08/17/22
After her biological mother, Janice “Becky” LaPlant disappeared during a July 2011 cookout in Lincoln, Alabama, Tracy took on the responsibility of pursuing Becky’s case--and enlisted social media in her search for answers. During the production of this two-part series, Tracy receives news, in real time, that might change everything. Tracy discovered a Jane Doe in Knoxville, TN and was unexpectedly contacted for testing during the making of this episode. This week, we wait for answers, with...
Published 08/10/22
After her estranged biological mother, Janice “Becky” LaPlant disappears during a July 2011 cookout in Lincoln, Alabama, Tracy takes on the responsibility of pursuing Becky’s case--and enlists social media in her search for answers. During the production of this two-part series, Tracy receives news, in real time, that might change everything.  Visit https://functionofbeauty.com/fallline to take your hair quiz and save 25% on your first order !   Sources at our website:...
Published 08/03/22
In this updated, new, and compact version of our original telling of the case of an unidentified woman discovered in Jenkins County, Georgia, in February 1988, we release details that, prior to our GBI interview and visit in 2019, had never been shared with the public, discuss possible avenues to identification, and even a suspect who was named early on in the investigation.  Photos on our website: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/news-1/2022/7/26/the-jenkins-county-jane-doe-photos   Visit...
Published 07/27/22
Texas a known for being tough on crime and those who commit it. Or at least the ones who get caught. There are 10s of 1000s of unsolved homicides in Texas and nearly as many open missing persons cases. Every week, Gone Cold Podcast - Texas True Crime presents in-depth accounts of unsolved murders and missing persons cases throughout the lone star state, concentrating on lesser known cases that the media has long left behind. Cases like the recently solved 1974 abduction and murder of Fort...
Published 07/25/22
In this remastered re-release of our 2019 episode on the 1988 Ware County Jane Doe known as “Christmas Doe” and the now-identified former John Doe known as “Dennis Doe,” William DaShawn Hamilton, found in Dekalb County, GA, in 1999. Listen for just-released updates in his case and the full details of both investigations.  Remastered by Scott Stronach  Sources at our website: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sources Submit a case to The Fall Line:...
Published 07/20/22
We provide updates on our coverage of Julie Doe, an unidentified decedent and probable homicide victim found along a Florida highway in 1988. Julie was a trans woman assumed to be cisgender until 2015; since its inception, the Trans Doe Task Force has worked to amplify her case and actively seek her loved ones and chosen family in hopes of resolving her case. In addition, The DNA Doe Project is actively seeking volunteers to upload their DNA to GEDmatch in hopes of identifying...
Published 07/13/22
You’ll want to hear what’s happening in the cases of Julie Doe, Christmas Doe, and Dennis Doe, and check out a new presentation of the Jenkins County Jane Doe. Releases start July 13th, 2022.   Submit a case to The Fall Line: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/case-submissions   Join us on Patreon to support the billboard and therapy funds: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast 2022 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 07/11/22
Arrests have been made in the 2006 murder of NiShan Huff, whose cold case we covered in the 2020 series Carolina Girls (Episode 3).  Sources at our website: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sources Submit a case to The Fall Line: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/case-submissions   Join us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast 2022 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/06/22
Carlos Delgado disappeared in 1997, but there’s no formal record of this fact—at least, not one his family can access. Although ICE allegedly holds that information in their internal records, there is no listing for Carlos, who was in the US on a temporary residency visa, with NamUs or any other state or county agency. And that has made tracking him, and publicizing his case, extraordinarily difficult. Add in the circumstances of Carlos’’ life, and his place among the “missing missing,” and...
Published 06/22/22
Introducing the true crime podcast Persona: The French Deception— the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? Host and award-winning journalist, Evan Ratliff, investigates how Chikli successfully duped some of the world’s most powerful people into handing over their fortunes. He explores how Chikli evaded the law for years and became a Robin Hood-like hero. More than just a tale of...
Published 06/16/22
Across the United States, major cities are faced with dozens, if not hundreds, of cases of unidentified decedents: Doe cases who, whether they are homicide victims or have died of other means, are people who may represent more than one of DPD’s cold cases: there are many missing-persons reports which could be resolved by matching the deceased to reports of the missing. The problem lies in a lack of readily available DNA evidence; until the mid-2000s, it was not standard procedure to retain...
Published 06/15/22
When a K-9 officer in the Scott County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department winds up dead at the hands of his partner, a grieving widow takes it upon herself to untangle the truth from the lies. Was it just a catastrophic accident? Or premeditated murder? National Magazine Award-winning reporter Sean Flynn returns to Scott County two decades after the killing to tell the story of one woman’s pursuit of justice—and one community’s enduring reckoning with the fallout. Learn more about your ad...
Published 06/06/22
We continue our fascinating discussion on ethics in true crime with Sarah Turney, on topics ranging from leaks in the Delphi case, parasocial relationships in true crime, web sleuthing, family-member creator content, and the future she envisions for true-crime media.  Sarah Turney is the sister of Alissa Turney, an advocate, creator--host of Voices for Justice and Disappearances--and one of the fiercest voices pushing for radical change in true-crime media.  Sarah knows what needs to...
Published 05/25/22
Sarah Turney is the sister of Alissa Turney, an advocate, creator--host of Voices for Justice and Disappearances--and one of the fiercest voices pushing for radical change in true-crime media.  Sarah knows what needs to shift--she saw the worst of true-crime “entertainment” and media attention, and the lack of it, when her sister disappeared in 2001, and has experienced every possible situation family members and survivors face since then: insensitive headlines; misreported information;...
Published 05/18/22
 In Part 2 of this series, Sonia Perez details the troubling discoveries she made that have left her with serious misgivings in the cause-of-death ruling in her mother’s case. After Cheroke Finley was found on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Flathead Reservation on April 29, 1998, hypothermia was listed as the primary cause, but what Sonia saw at the scene—and later heard around town—led her to another possible scenario.  To donate to Cherokee’s headstone fund:...
Published 04/27/22
Lillie “Cherokee” Squeque Finley was found deceased on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Flathead Reservation on April 29, 1998--her cause of death ruled to be hypothermia, and an accident--but her daughter Sonia, and the rest of her family, have long believed that her death was suspicious, and hope to see her cause reopened.    To donate to Cherokee’s headstone fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/honoring-headstone-for-cherokee-finley Go to Truebill at https://truebill.com/fallline to start...
Published 04/20/22
Where do you go to uncover the details of the world’s cold cases and biggest mysteries? This week, we speak with the people who are in charge of one of the largest repositories for those discussions, and tackle the tough calls, hard choices, case solves, tips, and biggest moments they’ve experienced along the way.  Everlywell is offering a special discount of 20% off an at-home lab test at everlywell.com/fallline  Join 30 million fans across the globe and awaken your inner detective with...
Published 03/30/22
In this ALL NEW episode, citizen Samuel Little expert Bryan Worters updates us on the open cases of Samuel Little—including unmatched confessions, Jane Doe victims, and much more. Worters discusses previously unreleased case descriptions, possible solves, Little’s death, and new details in a number of Southeastern cases that may help close the remaining open cases.  Go to babbel.com and get six months of Babbel for the price of three! Use code FALLLINE Go to Truebill at...
Published 03/16/22
In the series premiere, radio DJ Fred Heckman (Jon Hamm) receives an unexpected call from a listener that turns his life upside down. Follow American Hostage on Amazon Music, to hear all 8 episodes right now: http://wondery.fm/TFL_AmericanHostage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/10/22
It’s a question the families of the missing dream of asking; the families of homicide victims, too, but for very different reasons--because they’re tracking down a perpetrator, just beyond their reach--someone standing close enough to touch, with just one vital detail missing, or the mere suggestion of a suspect, with a thousand doors of possibility open before them. In nearly five years of broadcast, only a few cases covered on The Fall Line have been resolved--unidentified persons connected...
Published 03/02/22