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Secrets True Crime

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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Secrets True Crime Trailer - Coming February 2019
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. Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
02:58 2/1/19
The Disappearance
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.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
29:31 2/15/19
The Welfare Check
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.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
26:28 3/1/19
The Search Warrant
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.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
32:24 3/15/19
Red Flags
Susan and Evan’s family and friends tell about some strange and controlling behavior in the Osborne family.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
32:59 3/29/19
The Fires
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.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
23:36 4/11/19
More Warning Signs
Hear Susan Osborne's own words as she describes her tumultuous life and marriage to Jerry Osborne.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
28:58 4/25/19
Jerry
To date, investigators have said they only have one person of interest.  What do we know about Jerry and his past?Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
33:11 5/9/19
Things That Make You Go Hmmm
Several pieces of new information have been discovered as Susan & Evan's family and I attend a dedication for Evan at Holtville High School.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
28:58 5/23/19
Birmingham
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.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
32:17 6/6/19
A Devious Plan?
Was the disappearance of Susan and Evan planned?  Also, new information has become available on the Starr Mulder disappearance.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
21:10 6/20/19
Echo 7 Foxtrot
The private investigator investigating Susan and Evan's disappearance describes areas of interest in the search for them.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
46:07 7/11/19
No Body Homicides
This is the 1st of 2 episodes discussing no-boy homicides and why Jerry is still free.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
26:57 7/25/19
The No-Body Guy
The foremost expert on no-body prosecutions, Tad DiBiase, talks about what it takes to successfully prosecute a no-body murder case.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
31:52 8/8/19
Leave No Stone Unturned
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.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
25:53 8/22/19
The Quarry
Podcast listener tips led us to an infamous Elmore County location.  Our searches here were filled with surprises.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
27:52 9/5/19
Season 2 - Eric Cates & Gypsy
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.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
05:39 10/16/19
The Eric Cates & Gypsy Story
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.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
38:28 10/24/19
Empire School
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.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
40:14 11/7/19
The House Fire
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.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
30:33 11/21/19
The Drive By Shooting
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.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
36:51 12/5/19
Working Theories
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/Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
33:19 12/19/19
The Lost Footage
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.  Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
43:29 1/2/20
The Letter
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.   Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here:  https://podcorn.com/podcasters/Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
41:41 1/16/20
Meetings
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.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
28:34 1/30/20
The Suspicious Death of Randy Hicks
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?Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
41:36 2/13/20
The Struggle Is Real
Tobbie reveals that her struggle to get Eric's case investigated is an ongoing battle.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
58:06 2/27/20
The Autopsy
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.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
41:30 3/12/20
Injustices
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.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
40:04 3/26/20
Intimidation & Abuses of Power
Tobbie's had some unnerving and downright alarming experiences since Eric & Gypsy were murdered.Support the showPatreon: https://patreon.com/secretscrime Facebook: https://facebook.com/secretscrimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretscrime/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@secretstruecrimepodcastJeremy Abbott Petitionhttps://chng.it/4NpDWLPpyv
32:14 4/16/20