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Work a cold case alongside investigator Sheryl “Mac” McCollum, Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute. Every week, Sheryl dives into her cold case files alongside accomplished guests to look for clues into unsolved murders, missing people, and more. This ain’t just a podcast but a war room. Sheryl opens her cold case files, her heart and her little black book! You will quickly realize Zone 7 is not a place but a lifestyle!


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New Evidence in Brittany Phillips Unsolved Murder | Part 2
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18-year-old Brittany Phillips is last seen on September 27, 2004. Just before 10 p.m., she dropped the friend off at home and then drove to her own apartment on 65th Street. The following day, Tulsa Police find Brittany raped and murdered in her Tulsa apartment. In 2019, DNA led to a possible suspect. That person was cleared.

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, brings Dr. Maggie Zingman, the mother of Brittany Phillips back onto Zone 7. They discuss the latest evidence discovery in Brittany’s case - a letter mailed after Brittany’s tentative death timeline.  This changes the timeline of the case and gives even more reason to reinterview friends and suspects, re analyze all evidence and dna in Brittany’s unsolved murder. 

ANYONE with ANY information about the murder of Brittany Phillips murder or latest evidence contact the Tulsa Police Department Homicide Unit at 918-596-9135

    Show Notes:

  • [0:00] Welcome back to Zone 7 with Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum. Sheryl speaks of new evidence in Brittany’s case
  • [0:15] Caravan to Catch the Killer: Dr. Maggie Zingman’s Devotion to her Daughter
  • [4:03] Sheryl welcomes Dr. Maggie Zingman, the mother of Brittany to Zone 7 back to Zone 7 to speak on behalf of the new evidence discovered
  • [11:00] “If I mailed something for someone, and she was murdered four days later or three days later. I'm sure as hell gonna remember it.”
  • [15:14] Sheryl breaks down Brittany’s autopsy report
  • [19:57] Reasons the case needs a completely new start
  • [20:29] Letter leads to a new timeline in Brittany’s murder 
  • [20:48] If you have any information about the letter that is new evidence in Brittanys unsolved case, please contact the Tulsa Police Department Homicide Unit at 918-596-9135
  • [25:04] “Do not give up. Leave no stone unturned. Look for signs of loved ones, but don't look hard. They'll show up when you're not expecting it.” -S.L
  • [25:34] Next week on Zone 7 Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum will talk with Clay Bryant 
  • [26:06] Thanks for listening to another episode! If you love the show and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for Zone 7. Select the podcast, and scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you’d like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn’t need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or Once you’re done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner.

 

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Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award-winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Sheryl is also the founder and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases and assist families and law enforcement with solvability factors for unsolved homicides, missing persons, and kidnapping cases.  

You can connect and learn more about Sheryl’s work by visiting the CCIRI website https://coldcasecrimes.org

Social Links:

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Feb 01, 2023
Caravan to Catch the Killer: Dr. Maggie Zingman’s Devotion to her Daughter
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18-year-old Brittany Phillips is last seen on September 27, 2004. Just before 10 p.m., she dropped the friend off at home and then drove to her own apartment on 65th Street. The following day, Tulsa Police find Brittany raped and murdered in her Tulsa apartment. In 2019, DNA led to a possible suspect. That person was cleared.

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, talks with Dr. Maggie Zingman, the mother of Brittany Phillips. They discuss what Brittany was like as a young adult, what events led up to the night of the gruesome murder, the benefits and setbacks of DNA involvement, and ultimately the reasons why this case needs to be started over completely.    

Show Notes:

  • [0:00] Welcome back to Zone 7 with Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum. Sheryl introduces Brittany’s case to the listeners
  • [3:09] This case took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 27, 2004. Brittany was 18 years old when police found her in her apartment dead 
  • [4:18] The little doorway connected Britt's apartment with other apartments
  • [7:05] Sheryl introduces guest, Dr. Maggie Zingman, the mother of Brittany to Zone 7 
  • [8:08] Question: Can you tell us about when you got the knock at the door from the police?
  • [10:46] Parabon explained 
  • [12:04] Question: You know, he's a white guy with blue eyes and blonde hair, and a few freckles. What do you do with that composite? 
  • [13:36] Dr. Maggie Zingman’s Vehicle
  • [15:52] Question: What does your local law enforcement think about your caravan and justice?
  • [20:57] “We got a direct hit, and he is not our killer.”
  • [26:25] Let’s walk through the crime… Step by step 
  • [30:34] Question: How many interviews do you think you’ve done with media?
  • [34:24] Suspects in the case
  • [40:29] Question: Can you tell the listeners what happened to you between Montana and Wyoming? 
  • [44:59] If you have any information about Sept. 27-Sept. 30th, 2004, murder of Brittany Phillips, contact the Tulsa Police Department Homicide Unit at 918-596-9135
  • [45:23] “Work on things that keep you up at night. be the change every single day. Never give up and know that one day your work will be the answer in the change in someone else's life.” -Dr. Christine Middleman 
  • Thanks for listening to another episode! If you’re loving the show and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for Zone 7. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you’d like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn’t need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or Once you’re done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner.

 

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Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award-winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Sheryl is also the founder and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases and assist families and law enforcement with solvability factors for unsolved homicides, missing persons, and kidnapping cases.  

You can connect and learn more about Sheryl’s work by visiting the CCIRI website https://coldcasecrimes.org

Social Links:

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 25, 2023
Who Killed Jabez Spann? | Seeking to Expose a Killers Secret
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On September 4, 2017, 14-year-old Jabez Spann is last seen near 22nd Street and Palamadelia Avenue in Sarasota. His family believes he might have witnessed the murder of 31-year-old Travis Combs before he disappeared. February 16th, 2019 the remains of Jabez Spann were found in rural Manatee County.  

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, talks with Tawana Spann, the mother of Jabez Spann about life before Jabez went missing, what Jabez was like as a child and how the death of her son has been her driving force in helping others heal from losing a loved one.

 

Show Notes: 

  • [0:00] Welcome back to Zone 7 with Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum. Sheryl gives a brief introduction to the episode involving the unsolved murder of 14-year-old Jabez Spann 
  • [1:56] On September 4, 2017, Jabez Spann could not be found 
  • [2:15] Sheryl sets the scene for the Labor Day weekend when Jabez went missing
  • [4:21] Hurricane Irma hit Sarasota Florida on September 10th, 2017
  • [5:23] First twist to the case: Jabez may have witnessed a murder
  • [5:44] Second twist to the case: Reginald Parker witnessed a murder on Aug. 28, 2017 and said he saw a Jabez at the scene during the incident
  • [7:03] “It's two separate people witnessing the same event from different vantage points.”
  • [7:10] Third twist: the murder victim that Jabez possibly witnessed was Travis Combs
  • [8:05] Twist four-six: Reginald goes to jail on unrelated charges, Reginald changes his story once he's inside, and In cold cases, you always work backward 
  • [9:32] February 16th, 2019. The remains of Jabez were found on a rural road in Manatee County
  • [10:39] Sheryl introduces guest, Tawana Spann, the mother of Jabez to Zone 7
  • [11:38] Tawana describes early life with Jabez
  • [18:24] Tawana describes getting the call from her mom regarding Jabez
  • [20:36] ​​”A runaway is a missing person.”
  • [34:38] ANYONE with ANY information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Sarasota at 941-366-TIPS. A $50,000 reward remains in place for information that leads to an arrest. Please come forward. You can remain anonymous.
  • [38:07] Sarasota adopts a new protocol for missing persons
  • [44:31] Missing Our Voices
  • [45:56] “Sometimes the very thing that causes us pain can be the very thing that heals us.”
  • [48:31] Question: Where does the case stand as of now?
  • [51:58] “Never assume they just ran away. Assume the worst and work down from there. And no matter what, Don't call off the search” -Kelsey German.
  • [52:29] Next week. The secret hidden door inside Britney's apartment was the killer already. Is that why there was no forced entry? Join us and hear Maggie Zing tell you about the murder of her daughter, Brittany.
  • [52:30] Thanks for listening to another episode! If you’re loving the show and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for Zone 7. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you’d like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn’t need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or Once you’re done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner.

 

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Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Sheryl is also the founder and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases and assist families and law enforcement with solvability factors for unsolved homicides, missing persons, and kidnapping cases.  

You can connect and learn more about Sheryl’s work by visiting the CCIRI website https://coldcasecrimes.org

Social Links:

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 18, 2023
Corina Nobles on Life with Angela Nobles | Allison Foy's Murder, Part 4
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On July 30, 2006, 34-year-old Allison Jackson Foy is last seen in Wilmington, North Carolina leaving the Junction Billiards Sports Bar where she spent the night drinking with a friend. The bartender calls a cab for Allison, the cab driver shows up at the pub around 2:00 am. Foy never returns home and has not been heard from since. In April 2008, two years after she originally went missing, Allison’s body was found in a ravine on a road called Carolina Beach Road. 

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, talks with one of Angela Noble’s sisters, Corina Nobles, on her relationship with Angela, Angela’s cycle with drug use, if Angela could have known the suspected killer, and over-all who Angela was as a person.

Shownotes: 

  • [0:00] Welcome back to Zone 7, episode four regarding the unsolved case of Allison Foy. Sheryl McCollum gives a recap from last week's episode with DA Ben David. If you haven’t heard it, take a listen here: District Attorney Ben David | Allison Foy's Murder, Part 3
  • [0:32] Victims in this case are Allison Foy and Angela Nobles. Police cannot find a connection between these two victims. 
  • [2:45] Sheryl details how the differences in each victim's lives, with only one similarity.. that being the killer
  • [6:03] Sheryl introduces Angela’s sister, Corina Nobles to the listeners. Listen to the interview with Allison Foy’s sister, Lisa Valentino click HERE
  • [7:23] Question: When you first learned that Angela was missing, what were your first thoughts?
  • [9:17] Question: When Angela was younger, did you don't know anything about her being assaulted or mistreated? Or abused in any way?
  • [9:50] “If you really wanna know what's going on in your community, see who's in jail. There's probably a whole lot more drug dealers and gang members and sex offenders. Then you think there are.”
  • [11:58] Question: Angela wanted a better life, didn’t she?
  • [12:07] Question: How long was Angela clean from drug use?
  • [12:26] Question: Did you know once you heard there was some police activity, that there were some remains found? Did you feel like it was going to be Angela?
  • [13:39] Corina details out that the police have never interviewed her about her sister, Angela’s death 
  • [14:15] Question: Did your sister, Angela, know Timothy Ioni (the only suspect)? 
  • [14:55] Question: What is your fondest memory of Angela?
  • [16:04] Question: If you were to try to explain to a jury, this is who this killer took from me, who was she? 
  • [17:29] Question: Corina, is there anything you want to be sure that we know about the case or anything that you think needs to be said that hasn't been said? Anything you haven't put out there that people need to understand anything at all? 
  • [18:48] “Bottom line is, what happened to Angela should have never happened regardless of what she did for a living.”
  • [22:47] If you have any information on who murdered Allison Foy and Angela Nobles Rothen. There's a tip line (910) 343-3360. Contact the Wilmington Police Department and let them know what you know.
  • [23:15] Other ways to give anonymous information: contact the CUE Center, or contact Zone 7
  • [24:15] Thanks for listening to another episode! If you’re loving the show and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for Zone 7. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you’d like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn’t need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or Once you’re done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner.

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Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award-winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Sheryl is also the founder and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases and assist families and law enforcement with solvability factors for unsolved homicides, missing persons, and kidnapping cases.  

You can connect and learn more about Sheryl’s work by visiting the CCIRI website https://coldcasecrimes.org

Social Links:

Facebook: @sheryl.mccollum

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 11, 2023
District Attorney Ben David | Allison Foy's Murder, Part 3
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Podcast Title: District Attorney Ben David Speaks 

On July 30, 2006, 34-year-old Allison Jackson Foy is last seen in Wilmington, North Carolina leaving the Junction Billiards Sports Bar where she spent the night drinking with a friend. The bartender calls a cab for Allison, the cab driver shows up at the pub around 2:00 am. Foy never returns home and has not been heard from since. In April 2008, two years after she originally went missing, Allison’s body was found in a ravine on a road called Carolina Beach Road. 

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, talks with the District Attorney, Ben David, on his experience with the cases of Allison Foy, and “Angela”.  He goes into extensive detail about Michelle’s success story regarding the same suspect in Allison's Foy’s and Angela’s case, and why it took old school police work to do the job. Ultimately, DA Ben David gives much detail as to why it’s easy to point the finger at who isn’t doing their job…but it takes just enough evidence to prove without a reasonable doubt. 

Shownotes: 

  • [0:00] Welcome back to Zone 7, episode three regarding the unsolved case of Allison Foy. 
  • [3:25] Sheryl McCollum gives the listeners a recap of Allison and Angela’s unsolved cases 
  • [4:24] Sheryl introduces District Attorney, Ben David to the listeners
  • [4:00] “Your victim today is your suspect, Tomorrow. And your suspect today is your victim, Tomorrow.” John Cross
  • [7:19] Question: Can you walk me through when you first learned about Allison and Angela and how you started piecing it together and what you thought immediately?
  • [8:18] DA Ben David details out another case involving the only suspect, Timothy Ioni and a woman named Sonya (name has been changed for this episode)
  • [9:24] Adverse Childhood Experiences[
  • [12:35] What is the Al Capone Method
  • [14:09] Once Ben David knew what was going on with Timothy Ioni, what were his first action steps?
  • [16:52] DA Ben David tells about the break in the case with suspect Timothy Ioni, and the story of 24 year old Michelle
  • [21:42] The Survivors Act
  • [23:18] “That is old school, boots on the ground, hands on every piece of evidence, type of police work that is just extraordinary.” Sheryl McCollum
  • [24:23] What is Y-STR testing?
  • [39:09] Question: Can you tell us about the verdict in Michelle’s case?
  • [40:27] “I've done my best to raise my two boys and get on with my life, he took a piece of me in those woods that I can't give to anyone else anymore.”  Michelle
  • [47:58] “You alone can make the difference in solving a case or getting justice for the victim.” Alice, The Prosecutor's Podcast 
  • [48:17] I'm Cheryl McCollum, and this is Zone 7
  • Thanks for listening to another episode! If you’re loving the show and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for Zone 7. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you’d like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn’t need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or Once you’re done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner.

 

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Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Sheryl is also the founder and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases and assist families and law enforcement with solvability factors for unsolved homicides, missing persons, and kidnapping cases.  

You can connect and learn more about Sheryl’s work by visiting the CCIRI website https://coldcasecrimes.org

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Jan 06, 2023
The CUE Center with Monica Caison | Allison Foy's Murder, Part 2
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On July 30, 2006, 34-year-old Allison Jackson Foy is last seen in Wilmington, North Carolina leaving the Junction Billiards Sports Bar where she spent the night drinking with a friend. The bartender calls a cab for Allison and the cab driver shows up at the pub around 2:00 am. Foy never returns home and has not been heard from since. In April 2008, two years after she originally went missing, Allison’s body was found in a ravine on a road called Carolina Beach Road. 

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, talks with Lisa Valentino, sister of homicide victim Allison Foy and Monica Caison, founder of The CUE Center for Missing Persons.  Monica details how The CUE was started, her mission behind helping families, the importance of trusting ‘street people’, and The CODIS database.

Show Notes:

  • [0:00] Welcome back to Zone 7, episode two regarding the unsolved case of Allison Foy. Sheryl McCollum introduces Monica Caison to the listeners 
  • [5:43] Question: Tell us about the Cue Center? How it was started and what is it all about?
  • [8:50] If you’re interested in volunteering with the Cue Center check out website https://ncmissingpersons.org/about/ for further information
  • [8:52] Question: Monica, Do you have any idea how many searches you have been on?
  • [10:32] Question: When you first met with Lisa, Allison’s sister, did you have a plan in your head or were you just ready to get out there and start searching? 
  • [18:08] Monica recalls stories of families grieving at memorial sights 
  • [27:14] CODIS database
  • [30:19] “It’s the squeaky wheel that gets the oil.” -Former Chief of Wilmington Police, Ralph Evangelist
  • [29:02] “This is not an unsolved case. It's an unproven case.”
  • [35:03] Thanks for listening to another episode! If you’re loving the show and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for Zone 7. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you’d like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn’t need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or Once you’re done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner.

 

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Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Sheryl is also the founder and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases and assist families and law enforcement with solvability factors for unsolved homicides, missing persons, and kidnapping cases.  

You can connect and learn more about Sheryl’s work by visiting the CCIRI website https://coldcasecrimes.org

Social Links:

Facebook: @sheryl.mccollum

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 29, 2022
Lisa’s Devotion to Her Sister | Allison Foy's Murder, Part 1
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On July 30, 2006, 34-year-old Allison Jackson Foy is last seen in Wilmington, North Carolina leaving the Junction Billiards Sports Bar where she spent the night drinking with a friend. The bartender calls a cab for Allison and the cab driver shows up at the pub around 2:00 am. Foy never returns home and has not been heard from since. In April 2008, two years after she originally went missing, Allison’s body was found in a ravine on a road called Carolina Beach Road. 

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, talks with Lisa Valentino, sister of homicide victim Allison Foy regarding the disappearance of Allison, their childhood and what Allison was like as a person. What lead up to the disappearance and murder of Allison.  Sheryl and Lisa also detail out efforts to keep the murder investigation going and how Detective Lee Odom has kept the hope alive.  

Show Notes:

  • [0:00] Introduction to Zone 7 with Sheryl McCollum 
  • [1:41] Brief overview of the homicide case involving victim, Allison Foy
  • [3:25] Introduction to Lisa Valentino, Allison’s sister
  • [4:55] Question: Tell us about Allison. Growing up? Your family?
  • [5:51] “A comment that I've always gotten about her is that even if you met her for the first time, it seemed as if you had known her for a long time. She was just full of life… loved life.” -Lisa V
  • [6:30] The call Lisa received from her dad regarding Allison being missing
  • [9:36] Lisa details out going to Wilmington, hiring a private investigator, and getting connected with Monica and Cue Center for Missing Persons
  • [14:48] Question: Some time has gone by and then you guys get some information that some remains have been found. How does that come about? 
  • [17:57] Law enforcement hits Lisa with another twist
  • [21:41] Question: Can you tell us what happened the night Allison went out to celebrate her new job with friends, and went missing?
  • [23:04] A cab driver... The only person of interest
  • [24:14] A second victim named Sonya manages to escape
  • [26:15] Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum details going to Wilmington 
  • [29:46] A new witness comes forward
  • [29:54] Introduction to Detective Lee Odom
  • [32:06] The relationship between law enforcement and district attorney 
  • [34:06]Thanks for listening to another episode! If you’re loving the show and want to help grow the show, please head over to iTunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for Zone 7. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you’d like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn’t need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or Once you’re done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner.

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Dec 21, 2022
Tami Jackson’s Killer(s) Will Be Found | Tami Jackson’s Murder, Part 3
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Part 3. On January 26, 1994, 17-year-old Tami Renee Jackson’s body is discovered. Port Authority workers on Hutchinson Island, near Savannah, Georgia, find Tami; she has been stabbed more than 130 times, is bound, and has been run over by a vehicle. Investigators process evidence at the scene and conduct interviews with potential witnesses, but eventually, the case goes cold.

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, recaps Tami’s cold case  with Stacy Patterson, sister of Tami Jackson. Stacy discusses how her emotions and grief process around getting the phone call that Tami was pronounced dead by murder. Sheryl explains how new technology makes this case solvable and educates the listeners on types of tools that could be used to catch the murderer(s?)

Show Notes:

0:00 Introduction to Zone 7 with Sheryl McCollum 

0:10 Brief overview of the homicide case involving victim, Tami Jackson

[2:31] A quote from the medical examiner… “This was a slow death. Tammy Jackson suffered before she died.”

[3:15] Stacy shares her experience getting the call about Tami’s death 

[5:37] “You're not only dealing with the information coming so slowly, but you're also just dealing with the whole grief process…” -Stacy

[7:13] Tami Jackson’s case is currently ongoing and solvable

[8:06] Detective Tara Smith and all her conviction

[9:21] Describing M-Vac

[9:58] Describing the Bardole Method

[10:23] Describing Phenotyping

[11:27] CODIS explained 

[13:43] This is a LIVE ongoing case… Anyone with information should come forward

[14:40] Zone 7 is not just a podcast. Listeners are part of this cold case. Anybody can solve a cold case and everybody should try. If you think of something we hadn't thought of, let me know. Hit me up on social media. Email me, call me

[16:23] Thank you for joining us on Zone 7. We'll see you next time as we take on the case of 19 year old Britney Phillips, raped and strangled in her own apartment just across the street from her former school.



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Dec 15, 2022
Detective Smith Details Our Case | Tami Jackson’s Murder, Part 2
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Part 2. On January 26, 1994, 17-year-old Tami Renee Jackson’s body is discovered. Port Authority workers on Hutchinson Island, near Savannah, Georgia, find Tami; she has been stabbed more than 130 times, is bound, and has been run over by a vehicle. Investigators process evidence at the scene and conduct interviews with potential witnesses, but eventually, the case goes cold.

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator Sheryl McCollum talks with the Savannah Police Cold Case Unit, Detective Tarra Smith, about the details regarding the murder of young Tami Jackson. Detective Smith describes the wooded and remote landscape of Hutchinson Island, discusses how the method of murder and placement of Tami’s body may indicate an organized killing, and lays out the many complexities of Tami’s case, including her relationship with a variety of individuals. Detective Smith vows to work tirelessly and to utilize every available resource, including the advancement of forensic technologies, to identify the person(s) responsible for murdering innocent Tami Jackson.

[0:00] Introduction to Zone 7 with Sheryl McCollum 

[1:08] Brief overview of the homicide case involving victim, Tami Jackson

[1:10] Introduction of Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum

[1:36] Victimology: Sheryl reviews Zone 7’s previous episode

[4:14] Introduction of Detective Tarra Smith

[4:53] Description of Hutchinson Island and the crime scene

[9:29] Detective Smith describes how she initially ignores the investigator’s narrative and starts from ground zero with every investigation, regardless of how old the case might be

[10:57] Overkill: the excessive manner in which Tami Jackson is murdered 

[13:46] Detective Smith describes the murder scene and lists the technological limitations of the time

[16:47] How investigators identify the victim

[17:34] With an extensive list of potential suspects, Tami’s case becomes more complicated

[23:07] “Men know when other men are not on the up and up.” -Sheryl McCollum. A witness’ intuition indicates that Tami is in a bad situation

[24:58] Content in Tami’s diary confirms she is an innocent child, full of naivety, searching for love and happiness

[28:17] Examining the evidence, working the narratives, and extensively researching and sifting through the many layers and complexities of Tami’s relationships 

[32:08] Calling on the expertise of others and utilizing new forensic technologies

[36:58] Sheryl concludes the interview with Detective Tarra Smith 

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Dec 15, 2022
Tami’s Sister Sets the Scene | Tami Jackson’s Murder, Part 1
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Part 1. On January 26, 1994, 17-year-old Tami Renee Jackson’s body is discovered. Port Authority workers on Hutchinson Island, near Savannah, Georgia, find Tami; she has been stabbed more than 130 times, is bound, and has been run over by a vehicle. Investigators process evidence at the scene and conduct interviews with potential witnesses, but eventually, the case goes cold.

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, talks with Stacy Patterson, sister of Tami Jackson. They discuss how Sheryl became involved in the case, what life was like for Tami and her siblings, the events leading up to Tami’s brutal murder, and the family’s efforts to keep the murder investigation moving forward. Stacy shares how the detective assigned to the case, Detective Tarra Smith, has inspired renewed hope that after more than two decades, there will finally be justice for Tami Jackson.

Show Notes:

0:00 - Introduction to Zone 7 with Sheryl McCollum 

1:18 - Brief overview of the homicide case involving victim, Tami Jackson

2:28 - Introduction of Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum

4:23 - Facts from the case and the approximate timetable of Tami’s last hours of life 

8:15 - Sheryl describes how she became involved in the case

9:46 - Who was Tami Jackson?

12:00 - Introduction of Stacy Patterson, sister of Tami Jackson

13:56 - Stacy Patterson describes Tami and what life was like growing up with her siblings 

12:08 - Events that lead to Tami moving out of the family home

26:05 - Tami Jackson’s cold case is assigned to a new detective, Detective Tarra Smith

21:53 - Sheryl and Stacy invite Carl Marino of Homicide Hunter to assist in raising funds for further testing of the crime scene evidence

31:34 - Stacy describes the efforts she and her family go to, to keep the investigation moving forward

34:08 - Officials working on the case are determined to find whoever is responsible for Tami Jackson’s murder  

35:35- Facebook: Justice for Tami Jackson, and Detective Smith’s resolve

37:15 - Sheryl concludes the interview with Stacy Patterson and shares information about Zone 7 Episode: 2



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Dec 15, 2022
Introducing: Zone 7 with Sheryl McCollum
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Work a cold case alongside investigator Sheryl “Mac” McCollum, Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute. Every week, Sheryl dives into her cold case files alongside accomplished guests to look for clues into unsolved murders, missing people, and more. This ain’t just a podcast but a war room. Sheryl opens her cold case files, her heart and her little black book! You will quickly realize Zone 7 is not a place but a lifestyle!

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Dec 13, 2022