In 2013, a woman was walking her dog on a beach in Lattingtown, NY along the Long Island Sound when she found the skeletal remains of a woman. Today, this unidentified woman is known only as Lattingtown Jane Doe or Nassau County Jane Doe, and the strongest clue to her identity is the 24k gold pig necklace found with her body.
Who is she? What happened to her?
Poem reading by Erica Wong
On the night of March 19, 2004, 17-year-old Brianna Maitland left her job at the Black Lantern Inn in Montgomery, VT. Shortly after, witnesses saw her car less than two miles away, crashed into an abandoned farmhouse. Despite this, days pass before anyone realizes that Brianna is missing.
What happened to Brianna that night and what will it take for someone to finally come forward with answers?
Poem reading by Marypat Farrell
When Mary Shotwell Little doesn’t show up for work the morning of October 15, 1965, her boss immediately knows something must be wrong. That afternoon, police find her car at the shopping center she visited the evening before with a friend. Inside the car are her groceries and a small amount of blood. What happened to Mary, and did a mysterious admirer who sent her roses at work have something to do with her disappearance?
Poem reading by Paige McKenzie.
What happens when a living person is found but unable to identify themselves? In 2004, an older woman is found living in a beach park in Honolulu, Hawaii. Diagnosed with both dementia and schizophrenia, she is unable to provide her own name. We talk about her case as well as what happens with living Does and why it’s often difficult to identify them.
This week we’re joined by award-winning mystery writer Louise Penny.
What if everything you believed about your partner wasn’t true at all? Not where they went to school. Not their job. Not even their name. That’s what happened to Girly Chew when she left her home in Malaysia and married the monster who would eventually murder her. This week, we’re joined by Raven Goodwin as we shine light on Part 1 of Girl’s story.
This week we're Joined by actor Raven Goodwin
Alien queens, evidence planting, witness threatening: just three ways in which the trials for Girly’s murder become so outlandish that the media starts to lose sight of Girly Chew and the fact that she’s still missing. In this second part to Girly’s story, we talk about what happened during the trial and what was done to try to bring Girly home to her family.
This week, we’re joined by actress Raven Goodwin. Raven Goodwin
Bigfoot took her. That’s the explanation a 43-year-old man gives after he takes 16-year-old Theresa Bier out hiking and doesn’t return with her. But despite extensive ground and air searches for the teenager, there’s little evidence about what truly happened to Theresa in 1987.
This week we’re joined by actor Lauren Ash
As one of the most recognizable Jane Does, she was known as Buckskin Girl for 37 years, until one day, that changed. We talk about who she is and what it took to give her her name back.
This week we’re joined by actor
What happens to unidentified remains when their cases go cold? Most often, they’re held in evidence or buried. That’s not the case for three unidentified people who were found in Washington’s Pierce County in the 1970s. Instead, two were sent to a local landfill and one was lost.
This week, we’re joined by singer-songwriter Stephanie Quayle
Who or what scares witnesses so much that many of them ask to remain anonymous when speaking to investigators? That’s what happened in the disappearance of Nahida Khatib who suddenly vanished from her home one October morning in 1976.
This week we’re joined by award-winning actress and activist Kathy Najimy
What if a serial killer has the only clues to an unidentified woman’s identity? When a serial killer on death row begins talking about his crimes, investigators are shocked to learn of the 1986 murder of a woman in Texas that indicates his killings began much earlier than they thought. Despite this confession, that woman, whose name he thinks could be Norma, remains unidentified even now.
This week, we’re joined by Emmy-Award winning Jeané Coakley.
When a teenager disappears from a movie theater in Covina, California, police initially believe she’s run away. In the decades to come, Cynthia Hernandez stays a missing person despite her remains being found just a month after her disappearance. We cover one of our rare solved cases to talk about what happened in those years and why it took so long for Cynthia to come home.
This week, we’re joined by actress Gabrielle Ruiz.
In 1992, a truck driver pulls onto an interstate turnout on I-80 in Wyoming. There, she spots the body of a woman laying face down in the snow. The unidentified woman becomes known as Bitter Creek Betty or Rose Doe for her rose tattoo. The only clue to her identity is a tattoo artist from Tucson who remembers giving her the distinctive tattoo. In this episode we discuss what investigators have released about her, her link to another unidentified woman, and the arrest of their killer.
This week, we’re joined by Ginger Strand
Special Episode: Aimée Baker on Who Killed? Honoring the Lives of Missing Women Through their Stories and Poetry Aimee Baker, co-host of the She Goes By Jane podcast, joins Bill Huffman, host of Who Kills..?, to discuss various cases. Were they touch on the mysterious disappearance of Brianna Maitland, who went missing in 2004 in Vermont. Despite the efforts of her family and detectives, the case remains unsolved. In this episode, we also look into the complexities surrounding cases where the media coverage was lacking and were eventually forgotten. She Goes by Jane tells the stories of America's missing and unidentified women through episodes that honor women and their lives without focusing on gratuitous violence or perpetrators.
They said they were going to go babysit, but secretly had other plans to meet up with a friend. When teenagers Cynthia and Jackie Leslie left their Mesa, Arizona home in 1974, no one was worried. After all, everyone assumed they were exactly where they said: babysitting. When they didn’t return home, though, their family was plunged into a mystery now almost 50 years old. In this episode we cover both what was reported by the media and what was contained in their over 200 page police file.
This week, we’re joined by writer Catherine McKenzie
There are more than 57 million miles of Alaskan wilderness. Between the 1970s and 1983, a serial killer used this vast expanse to hunt his victims like wild animals, knowing they could never escape.
In 1980, the skeletal remains of a young woman were found in Eklutna, Alaska. Her murderer claimed she was his first victim and may have been a topless dancer or a sex worker. He suspected she came from Kodiak, but investigators believe she may have come from California. “Eklutna Annie” is his last remaining unidentified victim.
This week, we’re joined by singer and songwriter Kelly Moneymaker.
In Ohio, a black woman’s body is found beneath a bridge and labeled Victim #8. In New York, a black woman found dead inside a storage tote will become known as Peaches for the heart shaped peach tattoo on her breast. And in Georgia, a black woman’s bones are found in the underbrush by a man walking his dog. Like many women of color who came before and after them, their stories fade from news coverage - if they’re covered at all. What is missing white woman syndrome and how does it translate to unidentified bodies cases? We explore the stories of nine unidentified black women from across the United States and spanning over seventy years in order to find out what happened and why media coverage matters.
This week, we’re joined by Wendy Williams and Beth Williams
“Got married. Leaving town. Will not be back. Don’t worry. Babe.” That’s what the telegram read that Beverly Sharpman’s parents received the night of September 11, 1947. But, according to her mother, there was one problem: Beverly wasn’t seeing anyone at the time. This, and the unanswered questions surrounding her disappearance send one mother on a decades long quest to find her daughter.
This week, we’re joined by American voice actress Susan Bennett.
On a weekend pass from a facility for pregnant and parenting teens, 15-year-old Keiosha Felix goes missing from her aunt’s home in Duson, Louisiana on April 30, 2012. Quickly labeled a runaway, it takes two months until her case is reclassified as a missing person. Despite this change, her case is plagued by small town politics, a lackluster community response, and disparities in media coverage. Still, her maternal family and a core group of volunteers keeps their hopes high that she will be found alive.
This week, we’re joined by McKenna Rae Roberts.
When 30-year-old Pah Pow leaves her apartment, the only witness is her young son who says she left with a man he recognized but whose name he didn’t know. Her family thought she was with family, her family thought she was with friends. This mistake meant nearly a week passed before anyone realized Pah was missing. An immigrant from Thailand, Pah lived with her husband and children in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She has been missing since April 2016.
This week, we’re joined by
Dorothy Arnold, a young socialite, vanished without a trace in 1910. Born into wealth and privilege, Dorothy's life seemed idyllic, but her family didn’t support her aspirations to become a writer nor her budding romance with a man named George Griscom Jr., both of which she kept hidden from her family. With her disappearance, a tangled web of theories emerges, including rumors of elopement, a clandestine abortion, and even suspicions of sex trafficking.
This week we’re joined by Sharon Lawrence
In southern Texas, there’s a strip of highway that runs between Houston and Galveston. From the 1970s until today, it’s a place where many women and girls have gone missing or were murdered. Most of these crimes are unsolved and this area has become known as the Texas Killing Fields. But nestled along Interstate 45 in League City, Texas, is a 25 acre field where this name originated. There, between 1984 and 1991, the bodies of four young women were found in this field. Two were identified immediately, but two more spent 30 years known only as Jane and Janet Doe until one day, that changed.
This week we’re joined by actor Briana Evigan
In 1969, 21-year-old Linda Peogeot and her daughter, Lori Mae, leave a department store with all the supplies they need to celebrate the little girl’s third birthday party happening the next day. And there, in the parking lot, they’re abducted by a man in broad daylight with witnesses just feet away. This abduction spurs a nationwide manhunt as investigators race to get Linda and Lori Mae back to safety.
This week we’re joined by author Liz Moore.
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