UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: JULIE FERGUSON

When a young Maryland woman disappears after finishing a shift at her after-school job, investigators quickly conclude she was abducted. Their worst fears are realized when her body is discovered the next morning, and the search for her murderer begins in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Greenbelt Police Seek New Clues in 5-Year-Old Murder (Karl Hille / Greenbelt Gazette via Justice for Julie)

Apparent Abduction, Slaying End Teenager’s Promise (Jon Jeter / Washington Post via Justice for Julie)

Unsolved Death has New Leads (Craig Whitlock / Washington Post)

Clues Sought on 20th Anniv. of MD Teen’s Death (CBS Baltimore)

Greenbelt Teen Was Likely Killed by a Stranger (Jon Jeter / Washington Post via Justice for Julie)

Cold Case: Maryland Teen Murdered; Person of Interest Missing (True Crime Daily)

A Look at the Attack on Kaye Robinson; Doug de Silva Almost Convicted on Faulty Eyewitness Identification (CNN Transcripts)

Pain, Shock Grip Loved Ones of Boy Slain in Greenbelt (Graciela Sevilla / Washington Post)

JusticeForJulie.Wordpress.com

If you know anything about the abduction and murder of Julie Ferguson, please call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477)—you can remain truly anonymous. Or, you can text Crime Solvers at 274637— just make sure to include “PGPD” in the body of your text.

If you’d prefer to contact the Prince George’s Police Department directly, you can call them at 301-516-9777.

UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: ERIC SMITH

When a Virginia outdoorsman fails to return from a day of hunting in the woods behind his home, authorities suspect an accident and hope to rescue him quickly. When no trace of him can be found, the investigation that follows explores the possibility of foul play in the Appalachian Mountains in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Where is Eric? Mystery of Missing Tazewell Hunter Unsolved (Greg Jordan / Bluefield Daily Telegraph)

Into Thin Air: New Lead in Tazewell Missing Hunter Case; Mother Asks for Prayers (Charles Boothe / Bluefield Daily Telegraph)

Eric Grady Smith (The Charley Project)

Friends of Missing Man Share Thoughts on Disappearance (Greg Jordan / Bluefield Daily Telegraph)

Report of Investigation: Underground Coal Mine: Fatal Exploding Vessel Under Pressure Accident January 11, 2012 (US Dept. of Labor, Coal Mine Safety and Health)

Video: Cedar Bluff Police Chief David Mills Discusses Case of Hunter’s Disappearance (Tazewell Star via YouTube)

Can Scent-Elimination Sprays Beat the Nose of a Drug-Sniffing Dog? (Scott Bestul / Field and Stream)

If you know anything about the disappearance of Eric Smith, please call the Virginia State Police at 276-889-7660. 

UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: JODY HUISENTRUIT

When a popular Iowa news anchor fails to arrive at the studio in time for the morning broadcast, all evidence suggests that she was abducted. Police investigate a man who may have wanted to be more than just friends, a potential obsessed stalker and more in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

findjodi.com

Jodi Huisentruit (Unsolved Mysteries)

Interview with Amy Kunz (Jennifer Hoff / KARE11 News)

Missing: TV Anchor Jodi Huisentruit Never Made it to Work (Rich McHugh, JJ Bullock / NewsNationNow)

Community Still Haunted by Missing News Anchor (ABC News)

Evidence Photos in the Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit (CBS News)

The Mysterious Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit (Jennifer Deutschmann / grunge.com)

Who is John Vansice? Arizona Man Remains a ‘Person of Interest’ in Jodi Huisentruit Case, Police Say (Globe Gazette)

Sex Offender Once Interviewed in Jodi Huisentruit Disappearance Has Died (Scott Fuller / The Huisentruit Files)

If you have any information about the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit, please call the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636 OR the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation at (515) 725-6010. If you prefer e-mail , you can send a message to dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: ROBERT WONE

When a successful young Washington DC attorney stays the night at an old friend’s house after a long day at work, he’s killed shortly after arrival under extremely strange circumstances. His friends tell a shockingly unlikely story to investigators, who attempt to determine the truth in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

United States v. Joseph R. Price, Victor J. Zaborsky, and Dylan M. Ward — Order (Superior Court of the Disctrict of Columbia Criminal Division–Felony Branch via whomurderedrobertwone.com)

United States v. Joseph R. Price, Victor J. Zaborsky, and Dylan M. Ward — Government’s Notice of Uncharged Conduct 1 (Superior Court of the Disctrict of Columbia Criminal Division–Felony Branch via legaltimes.typepad.com)

OCA Remembers General Counsel Robert Wone, Questions Investigation Inactivity (Hope Chu / Organization of Chinese Americans)

Wone Family Settles $20 Million Lawsuit Against Three Former Roommates (Keith L. Alexander / The Washington Post)

The Mystery of Robert Wone’s Death (Chris McGreal / The Guardian)

Michael Price’s Ex-Lover Forced to Testify is Robert Wone Trial (Rend Smith / NBC Washington)

2nd Man Arrested in Burglary of House Where Lawyer Was Killed (Allison Klein / The Washington Post)

Wone Case Defendants: Where Are They Now? (Lou Chibbaro Jr / Washington Blade)

If you know anything about the death of Robert Wone, please contact the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department by calling their tipline at (202) 727-9099—you can remain anonymous if you wish. You can also text a tip to 50411.

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: JUDY SMITH

When a Boston woman travels to Philadelphia, she’s excited to explore the city while her husband attends a work conference. After disappearing without a trace, her remains are later inexplicably found in distant North Carolina woods, with evidence of foul play—leaving investigators with a profoundly puzzling mystery in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

The Strange, Unsolved Case of Judy Smith (Marnie O’Neill / news.com/au)

Unsolved Mysteries Season 12, Episode 11 (Video via Amazon)

Unsolved Mysteries: Judy Smith (unsolved.com)

Former Sheriff Bobby Medford Dies of COVID-19 in Federal Custody (John Boyle / Asheville Citizen Times)

Gary Michael Hilton (Serial Killer Information Center, Radford University)

Killer Says Female Hiker Fought Him To The End (NBC News)

If you have any information on the murder of Judy Smith, please contact the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office at (828) 250-4503.

JAILBREAK: CRIMES OF VICKI WHITE & CASEY WHITE

When a high-ranking Alabama corrections officer breaks a violent convict out of jail, she stuns everyone who ever knew her, along with the American public. After 11 days on the run, she takes her own life during a high-speed chase. In the wake of her suicide, many wonder why she’d willingly give up everything—her family, her reputation, her hard-earned retirement and her home—for a few days with a long-time felon facing capital murder charges. We explore these questions along with Vikki White’s shocking choices and brief career as a fugitive in this bonus episode of Last Seen Alive.

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UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: KATIE JANNESS

When an Atlanta woman goes for a late-night walk in a popular park, she’s killed in one of the most shockingly-violent assaults the city has ever seen. Investigators work to identify a killer whose actions reveal a truly twisted psyche in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Autopsy Report Says Atlanta Woman Was Stabbed 50 Times and Had the Letters ‘F,’ ‘A,’ ‘T’ Carved into Her Chest (K.C. Baker / People.com)

Woman Killed at Piedmont Park Remembered as Intelligent, Gentle, Kind (Alexis Stevens / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Woman Killed With Dog In Atlanta Was Stabbed 50 Times, Had ‘F A T’ Carved on Chest (Megan Carpenter / Oxygen.com)

Piedmont Park murder: Autopsy Report Reveals Gruesome Details in Katie Janness’ Death (Elizabeth Nouryeh-Clay / Northside Neighbor)

An LGBTQ Woman and Her Pitbull Were Stabbed to Death in a ‘Gruesome’ Murder in Atlanta. Now the FBI Is Involved (Colin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime)

Katherine Janness’ Autopsy Report (Office of the Fulton County Medical Examiner)

Difference Between Lacerated, Stab and Incised Wounds (Forensic Yard)

Police Release 911 Call Made by Piedmont Park Stabbing Victim’s Girlfriend (Shaddi Abusaid / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

If you know anything about the murder of Katie Janness, please call the Atlanta Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 404-546-4235.

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: OAKEY “AL” KITE JR

When a Colorado man advertises for a new roommate, he unwittingly attracts the attention of a profoundly sadistic murderer. Investigators attempt to identify the most difficult kind of killer to catch in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Murder of Aurora Man Remains Unsolved 15 Years Later but Police Still Believe Renter Killed Him (ABC7 News Denver)

Paul Holes Investigates Colorado Murder of Oakey “Al” Kite (Oxygen.com)

Kite, Jr., Oakie “Al” Albert (Families of Homicide Victims & Missing Persons)

‘Golden State Killer’ Investigator Paul Holes Helps Aurora Police Re-Examine 2004 Cold Case on TV Show (Quincy Snowdon / Aurora Sentinel)

A New Oxygen True Crime Show Investigates an Aurora Man’s Brutal, Unsolved Murder (James Burkey / Denver Post)

Turkish Hezbollah (encyclopedia.com)

Unusual Torture Methods and Mass Murders Applied by a Terrorist Organization (Mahmut Asirdizer, MD et all / American Journal of Forensic Medicine)

If you know anything at all about the murder of Oakey “Al” Kite, please call the Aurora Police Department at 303.739.6000. 

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HIGHWAY SERIAL KILLINGS: MURDER ON THE OPEN ROAD

It’s hard to catch a killer who never stops moving. So hard, in fact, that the FBI created a task force dedicated to finding and stopping serial killers who all share a single profession. We explore the connection between the open road and serial murder in this  subscribers-only bonus episode of Last Seen Alive.

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UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: DR HILDEGARD HENDRICKSON

When a well-known mycologist disappears while on a routine mushroom-foraging trip, a search and rescue mission is launched in the Washington woodlands. After it becomes apparent that she’s nowhere to be found, investigators consider the possibility of foul play in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Into the Woods: 6 Years Later, the Mystery of Hildegard Hendrickson Remains (Jefferson Robins / iFiberOne)

Search Halted for Missing Mushroom Hunter; Foul Play Possible? (Jack Broom / The Seattle Times)

Family of Missing Mushroom Hunter: ‘We’re Living Day-to-Day’ (King5 News)

Update: Chelan County Search Continues for Missing Mushroom Hunter (KHQ Q6 News)

Hildegard Hendrickson (Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics)

Dr Hildegard Hermine Roedig-Hendrickson (findagrave.com)

Minnow Creek Trail #1539 (Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, US Forest Service)

Commercial and Personal Use Mushroom Harvest (Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, US Forest Service)

If you know anything about the disappearance of Dr Hildegard Hendrickson, please contact the Chelan County Sheriff’s Department at (509)667-6851.