The Case Of The Missing Podcast - A.R. Winters....
Sparked by a chilling tip, season one is an eight-part podcast investigation that unearths new information and potential suspects in the cold case of a young Indigenous woman murdered in British Columbia in 1989.
NCMEC continues to see an explosion in cases of children going missing from the child welfare system as well as children being sexually trafficked. In addition, incidents of child sexual exploitation online continue to grow exponentially. Under her leadership, new programs have been implemented to better serve these vulnerable populations including a child sex trafficking recovery-planning team and NCMEC's Child Victim Identification Program which has contributed to the identification and rescue of thousands of children from sexually abusive situations.
According to state government data, 3,894 people went missing in Michigan last month. Some 2,912 of those went missing in Wayne County alone, while Kalamazoo County reported 36 cases of disappearance, the eight-most across the state.
Edwards has also entered all of the remains kept at the state morgue, and all the details of their cases, into NamUs - the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, created in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Justice to match remains with missing persons.
Episode SummaryIn the late 1960s and early 1970s, multiple young women and girls go missing in the Vernon-Tolland area of Connecticut. For years, investigators have wondered if these seemingly unrelated cases might share too strong a connection to be ignored. Three,...
Three months before he went missing, on Dec. 12, 1938, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor in a case against the University of Missouri School of Law. The court said the school violated the constitution when it rejected Gaines' application because he was black.
Fans of Serial didn't get what they expected when Undisclosed: The State vs. Adnan Syed launched this past spring. There was no production value of a This American Life podcast, no soothing sound of host Sarah Koenig's voice, and not even a mispronunciation of the MailChimp ad. Instead, listeners were met with a no-frills delivery of facts and unearthed evidence from three attorneys: Rabia Chaudry, a fellow with the New America Foundation and family friend of Syed's who initially brought the case to Koenig's attention; Susan Simpson, an associate at a Washington D.C. law firm; and Colin Miller, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law.
It's hard to ignore the bias that comes with the bi-weekly podcast: it's financed by the Adnan Syed Trust, a legal fund created to fight to overturn the conviction of the Woodlawn High School student accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, on Jan. 13, 1999. But despite that vantage point, what Undisclosed has discovered since the days Serial signed off the air has been fascinating. For what they lack in Koenig's knack for storytelling, the trio of hosts' extensive knowledge of, and sources within, the courts system has delivered a number of discoveries that could potentially help the case. Case in point: Syed's attorney filed a new court motion Monday morning arguing that cell phone evidence used in the trial was unreliable and should have been tossed.
On April 13, Syed was indicted. This should have triggered the recovery of the CrimeStoppers reward, but it didn't. Fast forward to Sept. 7, when the lead prosecutor, Kevin Urick, allegedly set up a meeting between Wilds and attorney Anne Benaroya, who agreed to represent him pro bono, and hashed out a plea deal that same day that ultimately resulted in Wilds' getting no prison time after testifying against Syed at trial. Undisclosed learned that the full $3,075 reward was paid out to the tipster on Nov. 1. Though nothing can be confirmed until the tipster's identity is revealed, the podcast believes all signs point to Wilds being the person who made the CrimeStoppers t