Jeannette "Charlie" Atwater

Jeannette "Charlie" Atwater

By Unresolved Productions

"One of the theories is that it was somebody passing through and she just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It could have been anyone that night. We can't find anything that singles out Charlie Atwater as a target."

In the early morning hours of 16 January 2000, firefighters responded to a call on the outskirts of Billings, MT. The fire, which seemed to have been intentionally started in a gravel parking lot near the MetraPark Arena, had engulfed a vehicle within minutes of the 3:32 AM call being placed to emergency dispatchers.

During the process of extinguishing the fire, firefighters had to force open the trunk of the burning vehicle, a 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. When firefighters looked inside, they were shocked to find the body of a local resident, whose distinguishing features had been burned away in the short-lived-yet-powerful blaze...

Anyone with information is encouraged to reach out to the Yellowstone County Cold Case unit at (406) 869-3530. You can also send an email to Those that wish to reach out anonymously can do so at the following CrimeStoppers line: (406) 254-6660.

Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan

Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music

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