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Cold Case Files

Based on the iconic, Emmy-nominated series on A&E, this show explores some of the most difficult-to-solve murders, which stymied investigators and went cold, sometimes for decades. In fact, one-third of all murders in America remain open. But thanks to dogged investigators and breakthroughs in forensic technology, these cases become part of the rare 1% of cold cases that are ever solved. Cold Case Files is hosted by Paula Barros.

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REOPENED: Caught by an Eyelash
The day before her 28th birthday, Kiva Bible is murdered. Detectives search for over a decade with just one scrap of evidence: a single eyelash. Check out our great sponsors! 1-800 Contacts: Order online at 1800contacts.com - download their free app - OR call 1-800-266-8228 Shopify: Go to Shopify.com/coldcase for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! SimpliSafe: Save 20% on your home security system when you sign up for an Interactive Monitoring plan and get your first month FREE at SimpliSafe.com/coldcase  ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/ccf and download the Zocdoc app for FREE! June's Journey: Download June’s Journey for free on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games. Progressive: Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
32:14 09/22/2022
The Secrets In The Well
Near what's known as the hanging tree, the mutilated body of Timothy Coggins is found in late 1983. The investigation stalls and goes cold for over 30 years, until a newly elected sheriff vows to bring the killers to justice, and he does. Check out our great sponsors! 1-800 Contacts: Order online at 1800contacts.com - download their free app - OR call 1-800-266-8228 Shopify: Go to Shopify.com/coldcase for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! SimpliSafe: Save 20% on your home security system when you sign up for an Interactive Monitoring plan and get your first month FREE at SimpliSafe.com/coldcase  ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/ccf and download the Zocdoc app for FREE! June's Journey: Download June’s Journey for free on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games. Progressive: Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
44:23 09/20/2022
REOPENED: The Slide
An elderly woman is assaulted in her own home, and suffers a deadly heart attack during the assault. Her stolen checkbook is the only solid lead in a decades-long search for a killer.  Check out our great sponsors! 1-800-Contacts: Order online at 1800contacts.com - download their free app - or call 1-800-266-8228 SimpliSafe: Save 20% on your security system when you sign up for an Interactive Monitoring plan and get your first month FREE at SimpliSafe.com/coldcase Progressive: Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
27:31 09/15/2022
The Deadly Confession
23-year-old former beauty queen and devout Catholic Irene Garza, vanishes in April 1960 after giving confession in her town of McAllen, Texas. Her body is eventually found floating in a drainage canal. Rumors run rampant that a member of the Catholic clergy is involved, but gradually the case goes cold, before a break in the case reignites the case 42 years later. Check out our great sponsors! 1-800-Contacts: Order online at 1800contacts.com - download their free app - or call 1-800-266-8228 SimpliSafe: Save 20% on your security system when you sign up for an Interactive Monitoring plan and get your first month FREE at SimpliSafe.com/coldcase  Progressive: Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
40:43 09/13/2022
REOPENED: Rumors of Murder
When 21-year-old Julie Hill goes missing, everyone assumes she has just run off again. Fourteen years later, Julie's cousin starts to question the reason for her disappearance, and a murder investigation begins to unfold. Check out our great sponsors! ClickUp: Use code "coldcase" at ClickUp.com to get 15% off ClickUp's massive Unlimited Plan for a year! 1-800 Contacts: Order online at 1800contacts.com - download their free app - OR call 1-800 Contacts (that’s 1-800-266-8228) June's Journey: Download June’s Journey today! Available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games! DON’T MISS VH1’S MY TRUE CRIME STORY - NARRATED BY REMY MA! ONLY ON VH1. CATCH UP ON DEMAND. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
29:10 09/08/2022
The Heartland Killer
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, several states are terrorized by a sadistic serial killer, until the murders abruptly stop. In 2006, a cold case detective and producer on the set of “Cold Case Files” begins to unknowingly connect the dots while discussing the unsolved murder of 23-year-old Sothern Illinois University student Deborah Sheppard. Check out our great sponsors! ClickUp: Use code "coldcase" at ClickUp.com to get 15% off ClickUp's massive Unlimited Plan for a year! 1-800 Contacts: Order online at 1800contacts.com - download their free app - OR call 1-800 Contacts (that’s 1-800-266-8228) June's Journey: Download June’s Journey today! Available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games! DON’T MISS VH1’S MY TRUE CRIME STORY - NARRATED BY REMY MA! ONLY ON VH1. CATCH UP ON DEMAND. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
51:36 09/06/2022
REOPENED: Cat & Mouse
The death of Alma Napier was ruled an accident when her car was discovered overturned and smoldering one night in 1980. It would remain a closed case, until 1998 when two women help uncover that Alma’s death involved foul play and her murderer is on the loose. Check out our great sponsors! DON’T MISS VH1’S MY TRUE CRIME STORY - NARRATED BY REMY MA! ONLY ON VH1. CATCH UP ON DEMAND. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive! SimpliSafe: Claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring at SimpliSafe.com/coldcase   June's Journey: Download June’s Journey today! Available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games!
24:00 09/01/2022
An Unsuspecting Suspect
25-year-old schoolteacher Christy Mirack is found brutally slain in her Lancaster, Pennsylvania apartment in 1992. The investigation uncovers a plethora of suspects, but still, the case goes cold. It isn’t until 26 years later that investigators catch their big break with the help of a genealogy website. Check out our great sponsors! Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive! SimpliSafe: Claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring at SimpliSafe.com/coldcase   June's Journey: Download June’s Journey today! Available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games!
34:07 08/30/2022
REOPENED: A Killer Named Korn
A 74 year-old woman was assaulted and stabbed in her home. The case goes cold. Until another woman is attacked. And another. And this time, there’s an eyewitness. Check out our great sponsors! 1-800 Contacts: Order online at 1800contacts.com - download their free app - OR call 1-800 Contacts (that’s 1-800-266-8228) Progressive: Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
29:51 08/25/2022
Missing in Altoona
When 22-year-old Sherry Leighty vanishes in 1999, her family is left wondering how a dedicated mother of three could just vanish without a trace. The case takes on a new life a decade later, thanks to Sherry’s sister, who uses new social media outreach to crowdsource information. Check out our great sponsors! 1-800 Contacts: Order online at 1800contacts.com - download their free app - OR call 1-800 Contacts (that’s 1-800-266-8228) Progressive: Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
37:26 08/23/2022
REOPENED: The Widow and the Wolf
In 1980, Jane Alexander was newly widowed. When a new man came into her life, telling stories of exotic world travels and an off-shore trust fund, Jane fell fast. What followed was a tale of exploitation, betrayal... and murder. Check out our great sponsors! Shopify: Go to shopify.com/coldcase for a FREE 14 day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! SimpliSafe: Claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring at SimpliSafe.com/coldcase  Progressive: Quote at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
30:16 08/18/2022
The Devil At The Door
The brutal 1998 murder of 36-year-old computer analyst Lisa Valdez has San Francisco police stumped. The case goes cold until advances in forensic technology leads to a shocking suspect 13 years later. Check out our great sponsors! Shopify: Go to shopify.com/coldcase for a FREE 14 day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! SimpliSafe: Claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring at SimpliSafe.com/coldcase  Progressive: Quote at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
48:02 08/16/2022
REOPENED: Trouble In Paradise
When Pegye Bechler goes missing in a mysterious boating accident, all signs point towards her husband Eric. Without a body, the case goes cold until Eric’s new girlfriend teams up with investigators to bring the correct criminal to justice.  This Reopened episode of Cold Case Files has been previously published.
21:10 08/11/2022
The Voice In The Lake
In December of 2000, 31-year-old real estate appraiser Mike Williams mysteriously vanishes while duck hunting in Lake Seminole, Florida. Investigators assume that Mike drowned, but 16 years later they receive an ominous phone call from his wife that changes everything.  Check out our great sponsors! 1-800 Contacts: Order online at 1800contacts.com - download their free app - OR call 1-800 Contacts (that’s 1-800-266-8228) June's Journey: Download June’s Journey today! Available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games! Progressive: Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
54:07 08/09/2022
The Well
An elderly man, loved by his community, is found dead at the bottom of a well. But the case goes cold until the murder weapon is found, three years later. Check out our great sponsors! Use code "coldcase" at ClickUp.com to get 15% off ClickUp's massive Unlimited Plan for a year! Follow THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING on Amazon Music or wherever you get your podcasts OR listen ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
30:40 08/02/2022
The Cufflink
A woman is found murdered in a Michigan park, bound with police-grade, plastic handcuffs. Investigator’s prime suspect is found with identical cuffs in his possession, but without any additional clues detectives must get creative to link his cuffs to their evidence. Check out our great sponsors! ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/ccf and download the Zocdoc app for FREE! K12: Take charge of your child's education at K12.com/podcast  Progressive: Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
36:56 07/28/2022
Innocence Stolen
A district attorney uses a clever technique - a "John Doe indictment" - to give law enforcement officials the time they need to track down the a serial rapist from Rochester, N. Y. Check out our great sponsors! K12: Take charge of your child's education at K12.com/podcast SimpliSafe: Claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring at simplisafe.com/coldcase  Download June’s Journey! Available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games! Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive! Love your pet? Go right meow to Apartments.com - THE place to find a pet-frienly place!
27:56 07/19/2022
The Calling Card
A hitchhiker is murdered, and a mysterious stack of business cards leads police on a 38-year hunt for her killer. Check out our great sponsors! K12: Take charge of your child's education at K12.com/podcast  SimpliSafe: Claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring at simplisafe.com/coldcase  Shopify: Go to shopify.com/coldcase for a FREE 14 day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
26:16 07/12/2022
Daddy Dearest
Nine years after a mother and her teenage daughters are murdered... the killer’s sisters helps crack the case. Check out our great sponsors! Download June’s Journey! Available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games! Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the ov er 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
36:46 07/05/2022
Vintage Murder
A sudden memory flash leads detectives to a killer’s door and closes a case 25 years in the making. Check out our great sponsors! Shopify: Go to shopify.com/coldcase for a FREE 14 day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/ccf and download the Zocdoc app for FREE! Listen to THE VANISHED on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or wherever you get your podcasts! Or listen ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app! Download June’s Journey! Available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games! Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
27:05 06/28/2022
The Taunt
A serial rapist seals his own fate when he sends a taunting letter to police... Check out our great sponsors! SimpliSafe: Claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring at simplisafe.com/coldcase   Progressive: Press play on comparing auto rates! Quote at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive! Love your pet? Go right meow to Apartments.com - THE place to find a pet-frienly place!
32:45 06/21/2022
Murder Checks In
When three women's bodies are found in Iowa hotels, all within miles of each other, police realize they are on the hunt for a serial killer. Check out our great sponsors! Nutrafol: Go to Nutrafol.com and use code COLDCASE to save $15 off your first month’s subscription! Shopify: Go to shopify.com/coldcase for a FREE 14 day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! SimpliSafe: Claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring at simplisafe.com/coldcase  Progressive: Press play on comparing auto rates! Quote at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
31:21 06/14/2022
Favor for a Friend
A husband and wife fall victim to a seemingly random shooting... and the key piece of evidence stays buried for more than a decade. Check out our great sponsors! Go to Purple.com/coldcase10 and use code "coldcase10" to get 10% off any order of $200 or more! Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!  Find your next place at Apartments.com - THE place to find a place!  Download June’s Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play!
22:29 06/07/2022
A Knock At The Door
The killing of a woman in a Virginia hotel room goes unsolved for a quarter of a century before investigators are finally able to zero in on the killer. Check out our great sponsors! Credit Karma: Go to CreditKarma.com/loanoffers to find the loan for you! Shopify: Go to shopify.com/coldcase for a FREE 14 day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
37:51 05/31/2022
Remains of Murder
A mysterious set of bones is discovered in the California wilderness, more than a decade after a 13-year-old boy was reported missing. The new information sets detectives on a path to catch a dangerous predator. Check out our great sponsors!!! MasterClass: MasterClass: Get 15% off an annual membership at MasterClass.com/coldcase Find your next place at Apartments.com - THE place to find a place! Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
23:47 05/24/2022
The Pastor's Wife
The image of a perfect couple is torn down when the wife goes missing and the husband, a pastor, may be hiding some ugly secrets. With no body, the case goes cold for three years, until a detective stumbles upon an unpleasant discovery. Check out our great sponsors! Cerebral: GET 65% OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH OF MEDICATION MANAGEMENT AND CARE COUNSELING AT Cerebral.com/coldcase  Shopify: Go to shopify.com/coldcase for a FREE 14 day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Thuma: Go to Thuma.co/cold to get a $25 credit towards your purchase of The Bed plus free shipping in the continental US! SimpliSafe: Go to simplisafe.com/coldcase and claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring! Find your next place at Apartments.com - THE place to find a place! Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the ov er 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
30:32 05/17/2022
Friend of the Family
An 11-year old girl is assaulted and drowned, but the killer is never arrested. It’s not until decades later, when one detective uncovers a trail of abuse and potential confessions, that the killer must atone for his actions. Check out our great sponsors! Uncommon James: Get 10% off everything Uncommon James and Uncommon Beauty! Just use the code “CCF” at UncommonJames.com/ccf  SimpliSafe: Go to SimpliSafe.com/coldcase to claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring! Credit Karma: Head to CreditKarma.com/loanoffers to see YOUR personalized offers! June's Journey: Awaken your inner detective! Download June’s Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Progressive: Quote at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
28:02 05/10/2022
The Monster
A serial rapist leaves a trail of death and destruction unchecked for years... until one victim survives. Check out our great sponsors! Purple: Go to Purple.com/coldcase10 and use code "coldcase10" to get 10% off any order of $200 or more! Get YOUR copy of Paul Holes' new book Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases - available now everywhere books are sold. Progressive: Quote at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive!
29:10 05/03/2022
Deadly Lies
Four months after an Oklahoma man goes missing, divers searching for an antique Model T Ford in Claremore Lake come across a body. Check out our great sponsors! MasterClass: Get 15% off an annual membership at MasterClass.com/coldcase  Cerebral: GET 65% OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH OF MEDICATION MANAGEMENT AND CARE COUNSELING AT Cerebral.com/coldcase Thuma: Go to Thuma.co/cold and use the code COLD to receive a $25 credit towards your purchase of The Bed plus free shipping in the continental U.S! Quote at Progressive.com to join the over 27 million drivers who trust Progressive! Visit Apartments.com - THE place to find a place!
26:15 04/26/2022
The Deadly Ex
A mother disappears and her voicemails lead detectives to the body. But the case goes cold until over a decade later when an informant discloses critical clues to turn the suspect into a convicted murderer. Check out our great sponsors! Shopify: Go to shopify.com/coldcase for a FREE 14 day trial AND get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! SimpliSafe: Go to simplisafe.com/coldcase to claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring! Credit Karma: Head to creditkarma.com/loanoffers to see personalized offers! Progressive: Quote today at Progressive.com to try the Name Your Price® tool for yourself!
28:41 04/19/2022