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ABC Radio Produces Unsolved Murder Docu-Series As Podcast

ABC News Nightline examines the twists and turns of an intriguing unsolved murder in the new multiplatform docu-series A Murder on Orchard Street, which premiered Tuesday, October 3. The seven-part narrative, which is available across all ABC News digital platforms, select streaming platforms, and adapted into a podcast produced by ABC Radio, features unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the NYPD’s investigation, from the first moments after the homicide of 25-year-old Burke O’Brien in 2003 to present day.

“Taking a fresh look at a captivating case like this one allows us an opportunity to creatively showcase our rich archive in a new and dynamic way,” said Roxanna Sherwood, Executive Producer of the series. “My hope is that the story will engage the public to help unravel new details and clues

Read more at: https://radioink.com/2017/10/18/abc-radio-produces-unsolved-murder-docu-series-podcast/

New ‘Accused’ podcast launches today

 

In  April 1987, Retha Welch was found raped and killed in her Newport apartment. A man she knew was tried and convicted for the crime.

In 2014, the convicted man’s DNA was not among three samples found on the victim’s body. In 2016, after multiple attempts and legal assistance from the Kentucky Innocence Project, William Virgil was released from prison. He had served 28 years.

But he was not declared innocent.

The question of whether Virgil was wrongly convicted or if he was guilty and has walked away from a heinous crime is up for debate.

The Enquirer team that investigated the 1978 death of Miami University student Elizabeth Andes – and that last year produced the award-winning podcast, “Accused” – wanted to know.

Debuting today, “Accused: The Unsolved

Read more at: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/10/12/accused-podcast-the-unsolved-murder-of-retha-welch/754499001/

New ‘Accused’ podcast on iTunes tells of the unsolved murder of …

 

In  April 1987, Retha Welch was found raped and killed in her Newport apartment. A man she knew was tried and convicted for the crime.

In 2014, the convicted man’s DNA was not among three samples found on the victim’s body. In 2016, after multiple attempts and legal assistance from the Kentucky Innocence Project, William Virgil was released from prison. He had served 28 years.

But he was not declared innocent.

The question of whether Virgil was wrongly convicted or if he was guilty and has walked away from a heinous crime is up for debate.

The Enquirer team that investigated the 1978 death of Miami University student Elizabeth Andes – and that last year produced the award-winning podcast, “Accused” – wanted to know.

Debuting today, “Accused: The Unsolved

Read more at: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/10/12/accused-podcast-the-unsolved-murder-of-retha-welch/754499001/

Podcast asks whodunit about unsolved Starkville murders

Most of us have lost a loved one, a family member or friend to death. But how many of us will lose someone to murder? Or, arguably worse, an unsolved murder?

There are still 16 unsolved homicides of the 69 committed in Mississippi in 2016.

True crime podcasts such as “Serial” and “Up and Vanished” use investigative journalism tools to power compelling nonfiction stories over multiple episodes. 

The latter production has inspired a new podcast with a hooking twist related to two brutal, unsolved murders committed in Starkville 27 years ago.

The new podcast might have the potential to garner

Read more at: http://www.clarionledger.com/story/magnolia/entertainment/2017/09/19/podcast-asks-whodunit-unsolved-starkville-murders/658779001/

Trace: how the hit podcast is making waves in an unsolved murder case

Two weeks ago, the Radio National breakfast host, Fran Kelly, issued a spoiler alert before the 7am news, warning listeners that the upcoming bulletin contained details from the hit podcast Trace, which had only been released the night before.

A similar spoiler warning precedes this story: on Tuesday, as revealed by the ABC journalist Rachael Brown on Wednesday night, detectives from Victoria police’s homicide squad apologised to the brother of the murdered Melbourne woman Maria James, saying that a crucial piece of evidence – evidence that had been used to rule out several suspects – was false.

The evidence in question was a blood-stained pillowcase that first underwent DNA testing at the police laboratory in 2001, more than 20 years after James was murdered in the flat behind her Thornbury bookshop on 17 June 1980.

Those preliminary tests revealed it had both male and female DNA, and the male

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jul/13/its-brought-me-undone-rachael-brown-on-maria-jamess-and-the-podcast-trace

ABC podcast Trace reveals evidence bungle in Maria James cold case

Victoria Police have again come under fire for mishandling evidence in cold case murders, more than two years after revelations that the force did not know how many cases were impacted by a forensic bungle.

The investigation into another decades-old unsolved killing – the stabbing death of Maria James – has been compromised by a troubling failure in the storage of evidence, leading to demands from the families of other victims for an urgent and comprehensive audit of cold case files.

ABC podcast Trace reveals evidence bungle in Maria James cold case

Victoria Police have again come under fire for mishandling evidence in cold case murders, more than two years after revelations that the force did not know how many cases were impacted by a forensic bungle.

The investigation into another decades-old unsolved killing – the stabbing death of Maria James – has been compromised by a troubling failure in the storage of evidence, leading to demands from the families of other victims for an urgent and comprehensive audit of cold case files.

Roughly Speaking podcast: True crimes — a nun’s unsolved murder, the Madoff massive fraud (episode 253)

Listen to the episode in the player below, or through your favorite podcast app.

Serial 2.0: How the Up and Vanished podcast cracked a 2005 cold case

Ever since Sarah Koening ended her last recorded phone call with Adnan Syed two years ago, a flurry of podcasts have attempted to replicate the appeal and success of Serial. Few have matched its meteoric rise, and even fewer have accomplished what Koening was never able to do: solve a murder mystery.

That is until Payne Lindsey came along.

Lindsey hosts Up and Vanished, an investigative podcast about the missing case of Tara Grinstead, a 30-year-old beauty queen and high school teacher who disappeared from her Ocilla, Georgia, home in October 2005. Each week, listeners follow Lindsey as he scours through documents, retraces police steps, and earns the trust of locals in the small town of 3,414 people. As a result, the podcast has gained a strong following, garnering 33 million downloads to date and reaching as high as No. 2 on the iTunes charts. And just six months after

Read more at: http://ew.com/podcasts/2017/04/12/up-and-vanished-podcast-payne-lindsey/

Serial 2.0: How the Up and Vanished podcast helped crack a 2005 cold case

Ever since Sarah Koening ended her last recorded phone call with Adnan Syed two years ago, a flurry of podcasts have attempted to replicate the appeal and success of Serial. Few have matched its meteoric rise, and even fewer have accomplished what Koening was never able to do: solve a murder mystery.

That is until Payne Lindsey came along.

Lindsey hosts Up and Vanished, an investigative podcast about the missing case of Tara Grinstead, a 30-year-old beauty queen and high school teacher who disappeared from her Ocilla, Georgia, home in October 2005. Each week, listeners follow Lindsey as he scours through documents, retraces police steps, and earns the trust of locals in the small town of 3,414 people. As a result, the podcast has gained a strong following, garnering 33 million downloads to date and reaching as high as No. 2 on the iTunes charts. And just six months after

Read more at: http://ew.com/podcasts/2017/04/12/up-and-vanished-podcast-payne-lindsey/