Secrets True Crime

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We are a boots on-the-ground, investigative, serialized podcast. Season 2: On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Their bodies were found burned in the cab of Eric's truck. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigation firm Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLC will be digging into this case to help find justice for Eric Cates.Season 2 Bonus Mini-Season: 26 year old Hayden Mayberry went missing on November 19, 2019. He reportedly walked into the woods in the Boldo area of Walker County, AL from a home he was staying at on Pine Dr. His remains were found on February 2, 2020 under some unusual circumstances.  Join us as we dig into the details of Hayden's disappearance and death.Season 1: On Memorial Day in 2017, a mother and her son vanished from their home in the rural Alabama community of Holtville.  Susan Osborne and Evan Chartrand haven't been seen or heard from since and their bodies have not been found. 2 months passed before their disappearance was reported to police.  Susan's husband, Jerry, told police that Susan left him for another man but as police began investigating, they discovered he'd been keeping some big secrets and Susan’s best friend had proof.  Did her Jerry's secrets lead to the disappearance of Susan & Evan?  What happened to them?  These are the questions we will explore in season one of Secrets True Crime, a serial podcast. We will be taking a close look into the lives of Susan and Evan, speaking with their family members, friends, teachers, neighbors, the sheriff and investigators assigned to their case. 

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Running Scared?
2911

In the weeks leading up to Jessica's disappearance, friends have described Jessica as scared.  A woman named Mary spent a lot of time with Jessica in the week prior to Jessica entering Journey detox.  You'll hear a lot from Mary and she will tell us why Jessica wrote that she told her her who killed Jeremy Abbott.  There have been many rumors and accusations swirling around Mary and Mary will answer them all.

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Sep 22, 2022
With Family Like This, Who Needs Enemies
2424

Kim's brother, Cary, told her what he claimed his son Jesse Abbott said happened to Jeremy.  Kim will also reveal what Cary told her about Jessica Hamby's disappearance.  While Kim initially believed Cary was trying to help her, time and new information have led her have a lot of suspicions.  

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Sep 08, 2022
Dereliction of Duty
3826

Jessica Hamby's friend, Jeremy Abbott, had been missing for over a month when she told them where to find his body.  Despite that and numerous other red flags and suspicious circumstances, Jeremy's death was quickly ruled a suicide. Hear Jeremy's mom relate the conflicting information she received from every direction, and the shocking revelation that her own family could be involved.  You'll also learn how an elected official and law enforcement failed Jeremy's family, the public, and left a lot of questions unanswered. Join us as we share these appalling details, and how Jeremy's mother finally learned a big piece of the secret behind Jeremy's death.

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Aug 24, 2022
The Witness & The Disappearance of Jeremy Abbott
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Jessica Hamby knew something about the death of her friend, Jeremy Abbott.  From the time Jeremy disappeared, everything changed in Jessica's life.  Jessica's mom & dad divulge what Jessica told them about the disappearance and death of Jeremy.  Jeremy's mom reveals all the strange occurrences surrounding his disappearance. 

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Aug 11, 2022
The Detour
2502

The geofencing done at Gilbert's camper revealed a device that traveled to the area from Mississippi and it made a very interesting stop along the way.  At first glance, the presence of this person at that location might've been easily explained but closer scrutiny of the timing, the route and the detour made along the way leave many questions and some very strange coincidences, at best.  Jessica's friends and family have all described an event that had upset Jessica and many described her as scared in the months and weeks prior to her disappearance.  Could her communications with Marcos reveal why Jessica was so scared?  You won't want to miss this episode!

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Jul 28, 2022
NELOS
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The group of people with Jessica Hamby in the hours before her disappearance have always maintained that Jessica left walking from the Edwards' home while everyone else was asleep.  While people do lie, evidence doesn't.  In this episode, the lies are exposed and you'll learn about Jessica's movements right up until she vanished.  

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Jul 13, 2022
PMs & Plugs
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Jessica Hamby was last reported to be seen on the morning of January 3, 2018.  In the hours before her disappearance, Jessica spent much of her time messaging friends and acquaintances on Facebook.  In this episode, we'll begin to discuss the content of these messages.  You'll also hear what one of the last people to see Jessica told Private Investigator Michael Fleming about that night. 

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Jun 30, 2022
Into Thin Air
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On the night of January 2, 2018, Jessica Leeann Hamby and another woman checked out of a detox facility in the rural Alabama town of Haleyville.  She caught a ride to another town to stay with a childhood friend.  Over the next 9 hours, Jessica spent much of her time sending texts and messages to friends and acquaintances via Facebook Messenger in search of a ride.  Her ride never came and all the activity on Jessica’s phone came to an abrupt halt.  Jessica has never been reported to be seen again and the large group of people with her all night have lied and changed their stories repeatedly.  What happened to Jessica?  Some of her last messages reveal that Jessica had a secret and was scared.  Join me, private investigator Michael Fleming with Echo 7 Foxtrot Private Investigations and special guest, private investigator Jeff Means with Sound Mind Investigations, as we investigate what really happened to Jessica. 

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Jun 15, 2022
The Eric Cates & Gypsy Story - Update #1
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June 7, 2021 update on the case.  Law enforcement has named a person of interest.

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Jun 08, 2021
2020 Update - Susan Osborne & Evan Chartrand Disappearance
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Nov 19, 2020
Smoke
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Charity Tessener was another one of the 3 persons of interest that the Walker County Sheriff's Office was looking for shortly after Hayden disappeared.  In this episode, she shares what details she knows about that night and why the sheriff's office wanted to speak with her.

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Aug 13, 2020
Tommy
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Hayden was planning for his friend, Tommy, to pick him up the night he disappeared.  Tommy tells us about that night and another person surprised us with some new information.

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Jul 30, 2020
Pine Drive
1872

6 weeks after Hayden Mayberry walked out of the back door of his home on Pine Drive, his body was discovered just off the road on...Pine Drive. 

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Jul 16, 2020
The Mysterious Disappearance & Death of Hayden Mayberry
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26 year old Hayden Mayberry went missing on November 19, 2019. He reportedly walked into the woods in the Boldo area of Walker County, AL from a home he was staying at on Pine Dr. His remains were found on February 2, 2020 under some unusual circumstances.  Join us as we dig into the details of Hayden's disappearance and death. Episode 1 of a bonus mini-series.

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Jul 02, 2020
Intimidation & Abuses of Power
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Tobbie's had some unnerving and downright alarming experiences since Eric & Gypsy were murdered.

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Apr 16, 2020
Injustices
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It seems that the offices of the Walker County District Attorney, the Walker County Coroner's Office, the Walker County Sheriff's Office and the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office all had just a fraction of Eric Cates' autopsy for almost 5 years and no one noticed.  How is it possible for this to happen and when will they begin an official investigation into how this occurred?  It seems there is a lack of accountability and transparency to the people of Walker County who voted most of these people into the offices they hold.

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Mar 26, 2020
The Autopsy
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Eric's mom Tobbie has been adamant that the autopsy she was recently allowed to see was not a complete autopsy.  In this episode, you'll hear a shocking update.

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Mar 12, 2020
The Struggle Is Real
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Tobbie reveals that her struggle to get Eric's case investigated is an ongoing battle.

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Feb 27, 2020
The Suspicious Death of Randy Hicks
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Randy Hicks was one of the most commonly rumored to have been responsible for the murders of Eric & Gypsy.  In July 2016, Randy Hicks went missing and then was found deceased in the woods under very mysterious circumstances.  What really happened to Randy Hicks?

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Feb 13, 2020
Meetings
1714

Numerous items were missing from Eric's truck.  What happened to them?  As Eric's family continued to get tips, there were numerous meetings with informants who provided information.

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Jan 30, 2020
The Letter
2501

Eric's dad was given a letter shortly after Eric and Gypsy were murdered.  The letter details what the author says happened to Eric and names people who were allegedly involved.  

 

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Jan 16, 2020
The Lost Footage
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We were given the surveillance footage from the Blue Store for Eric's last day.  The Blue Store was the last reported sighting of Eric and Michael made a very significant discovery as he poured over this video.  Be sure to visit our Facebook page to see the video.  

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Jan 02, 2020
Working Theories
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We continue to investigate the most common theories in Eric and Gypsy's murders and we go through the timeline of Eric's last day.  Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/

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Dec 19, 2019
The Drive By Shooting
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So many tips came in the day Eric & Gypsy were found murdered.  In this episode you'll hear directly from a man who was the subject of one of these tips.  The murder of Eric & Gypsy and the events that followed set off a chain reaction that has forever changed the lives of his entire family.

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Dec 05, 2019
The House Fire
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Eric's family began to receive tips about what happened to Eric and Gypsy the same day their remains were found.  One of the first and most interesting tips is about a house where a BBQ was held.  Join us as we explore this lead and more.

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Nov 21, 2019
Empire School
2414

After Eric & Gypsy's bodies were found at the school, Eric's family is given access to the crime scene and are shocked at what they found.

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Nov 07, 2019
The Eric Cates & Gypsy Story
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On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Hunters found their bodies burned in the cab of Eric’s truck. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigator, Michael Fleming with Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLCwill be digging into this case to help find who murdered Eric and Gypsy.

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Oct 24, 2019
Season 2 - Eric Cates & Gypsy
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On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigation firm Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLC will be digging into this case to help find justice for Eric Cates.

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Oct 16, 2019
The Quarry
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Podcast listener tips led us to an infamous Elmore County location.  Our searches here were filled with surprises.

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Sep 05, 2019
Leave No Stone Unturned
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Thanks to the many tips from podcast listeners, the searches for Susan and Evan continue.  Amid triple-digit temperatures, the search teams worked at 4 of our top places of interest.  You'll hear the details of our most recent searches and hear about one of our special helpers, Pink.

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Aug 22, 2019
The No-Body Guy
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The foremost expert on no-body prosecutions, Tad DiBiase, talks about what it takes to successfully prosecute a no-body murder case.

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Aug 08, 2019
No Body Homicides
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This is the 1st of 2 episodes discussing no-boy homicides and why Jerry is still free.

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Jul 25, 2019
Echo 7 Foxtrot
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The private investigator investigating Susan and Evan's disappearance describes areas of interest in the search for them.

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Jul 11, 2019
A Devious Plan?
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Was the disappearance of Susan and Evan planned?  Also, new information has become available on the Starr Mulder disappearance.

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Jun 20, 2019
Birmingham
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Susan and Evan aren't the only missing people from Elmore County.  Starr Mulder has been missing since June 11, 2016.  Hear the never released before details the investigator assigned to her case shared with me and I'll explain the odd connection I noticed to Susan and Evan.  Also, you'll hear about a new development in the search for Susan and Evan.

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Jun 06, 2019
Things That Make You Go Hmmm
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Several pieces of new information have been discovered as Susan & Evan's family and I attend a dedication for Evan at Holtville High School.

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May 23, 2019
Jerry
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To date, investigators have said they only have one person of interest.  What do we know about Jerry and his past?

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May 09, 2019
More Warning Signs
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Hear Susan Osborne's own words as she describes her tumultuous life and marriage to Jerry Osborne.

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Apr 25, 2019
The Fires
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Forensic expert, Mark Gillespie, talks about the fires in Jerry’s backyard and how likely it is or isn’t that the fires played a part in Susan & Evan’s disappearance. We look at several other theories into what happened to Susan & Evan.

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Apr 11, 2019
Red Flags
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Susan and Evan’s family and friends tell about some strange and controlling behavior in the Osborne family.

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Mar 29, 2019
The Search Warrant
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The investigators execute a search warrant on Jerry's home.  They have more questions for Jerry but he stopped the interview and hired an attorney.  Find out what the investigators discovered in the home.

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Mar 15, 2019
The Welfare Check
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The investigators with the Elmore County Sheriff's Office arrive at Susan & Evan's home for a welfare check. You will hear from the investigators and Susan’s & Evan’s family and friends about what was found when the police made their initial visit to their home.  The stories that Susan's husband, Jerry, told investigators had some pretty major inconsistencies. We will reveal some of those inconsistencies and also some of the secrets Jerry had been keeping from his wife.

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Mar 01, 2019
The Disappearance
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On Memorial Day 2017, Susan Osborne and her 14 year old son Evan Chartrand disappeared from their home in the small community of Holtville, AL.  Investigators have stated they currently have only 1 person of interest in their disappearance, Susan's husband, Jerry Osborne.

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Feb 15, 2019
Secrets True Crime Trailer - Coming February 2019
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Coming February 2019.  On Memorial Day in 2017, a mother and her son vanished from their home in the rural Alabama community of Holtville.  Susan Osborne and Evan Chartrand haven't been seen or heard from since and their bodies have not been found. 2 months passed before their disappearance was reported to police.  Susan's husband, Jerry, told police that Susan left him for another man but as police began investigating, they discovered he'd been keeping some big secrets and Susan’s best friend had proof.  Did her Jerry's secrets lead to the disappearance of Susan & Evan?  What happened to them?  These are the questions we will explore in season one of Secrets True Crime, a serial podcast. We will be taking a close look into the lives of Susan and Evan, speaking with their family members, friends, teachers, neighbors, the sheriff and investigators assigned to their case. 



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Feb 01, 2019