In the Shadows

In the Shadows

By Casefile Presents

In The Shadows delves into a riveting unsolved mystery from 1991. When the body of a young woman is discovered by two terrified boys in the desert near Bakersfield, California, authorities quickly target her popular star-athlete boyfriend. The case - one of the most controversial in Kern County’s history - quickly drew national media attention, and the ensuing trials divided the community and sparked a heated debate. Despite that, the perpetrator of this horrific crime remained unpunished. 32 years after the murder, a fresh investigation conducted by this podcast takes an unexpected turn when several individuals reveal shocking information previously unknown by authorities and the public alike.

Episodes

Casefile Presents: The Easey Street Murders

47 years ago, on a warm summer’s night in Melbourne, Susan Bartlett and Suzanne Armstrong were stabbed to death in their home in Easey Street, Collingwood. Suzanne’s 16 month-old son was asleep in his cot at the time. The double homicide left the community shocked and detectives rattled, as several promising early leads gradually petered out. Eventually, the case went cold. To this day, the Easey Street murders is still one of Australia’s most confronting cold cases: a frenzied crime shadowed by strange twists of fact and fate. A million-dollar reward for information has failed to lead to an arrest, no one has ever been charged, and critical questions remain unanswered. Did the young women know their killer, or did they die in a brutal, random attack? Why has their murderer never been found? Journalist Helen Thomas has been investigating Susan and Suzanne’s deaths for more than a decade, initially for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Background Briefing programme and then for her book, Murder On Easey Street. Now Helen has delved into the case again for a brand new, original podcast made for Casefile Presents.  In Casefile Presents: The Easey Street Murders, Helen explores the crime and the investigation that followed. She speaks with the young women’s family and friends, potential witnesses living in Easey Street who were never interviewed by detectives – and the retired police who were first at the crime scene in January, 1977 and remained haunted by it even now. Want to hear more? Search for ‘Casefile Presents: The Easey Street Murders’ in your podcast app. Or binge the entire series for free, exclusively on the iHeartRadio app. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-casefile-presents-easey-street-149620564/
19/02/24·4m 6s

7: Pending

Maricza embarks on a journey to find out more about her biological father’s past and makes some surprising discoveries.  *** Follow the Facebook page created by Maria's niece here: https://www.facebook.com/maria.maderarodriguez.56 Sign the petition urging the DA's Office to pursue justice for Maria: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/569/285/872/justice-for-maria-madera-rodriguez
06/02/23·40m 12s

6: Alibi

As we go over the timeline of that fatal day, it turns out some of the information presented during the trial may have been incorrect. 
06/02/23·39m 20s

5: Reign Of Terror

Many years later, new information comes to light after some individuals speak up for the first time about what they witnessed. 
06/02/23·43m 26s

4: Painful Secrets

Every family has secrets. But some are darker than others. 
06/02/23·31m 21s

3: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

The trial for Maria’s murder captivated and divided a community while the public opinion was split as to one question: Is Offord an outstanding young man or a criminal mastermind? 
06/02/23·42m 11s

2: She Wouldn’t Let Me Go

A teenage romance and the forensic evidence are scrutinized during the course of a high profile murder investigation. The heart of the debate centers around Maria’s time of death and a mysterious phone call. 
06/02/23·33m 56s

1: Lost Hills

On a silent night in the Californian desert, two boys see something they will never forget.  Follow In The Shadows on Wondery+. You can listen exclusively by subscribing to Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/02/23·33m 47s

In the Shadows - Trailer

In The Shadows delves into a riveting unsolved mystery from 1991. When the body of a young woman is discovered by two terrified boys in the desert near Bakersfield, California, authorities quickly target her popular star-athlete boyfriend. The case - one of the most controversial in Kern County’s history - quickly drew national media attention, and the ensuing trials divided the community and sparked a heated debate. Despite that, the perpetrator of this horrific crime remained unpunished. 32 years after the murder, a fresh investigation conducted by this podcast takes an unexpected turn when several individuals reveal shocking information previously unknown by authorities and the public alike. Follow In The Shadows on Wondery+. You can listen exclusively by subscribing to Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/02/23·2m 6s
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