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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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Fire Flicks
A home video found wrapped inside a coat along the side of a California freeway documents a teenager’s disturbing crimes and breathes life into the hunt for a serial arsonist.  Sponsors: Progressive: Progressive.com  Rosetta Stone: Cold Case Files listeners can get Rosetta Stone’s lifetime membership for 50% off when you go to RosettaStone.com/coldcase
22:56 4/9/24
I SURVIVED: I Chose to Fight That Day
Dorothy is leaving the grocery store with her daughters when they are attacked by a pair of young men who rape Dorothy and shoot her in the head. Jim is out picking blueberries alone and without his cellphone when he is bitten by a rattlesnake. Bud and Katrina are each enjoying a day on the Menominee river with their friends when a man in camouflage opens fire with a rifle. Progressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive. Prolon: Go to ProLonLife.com/Survived to get 10% off your 5-day nutrition program! Prose: Take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 50% off your first subscription order today PLUS 15% off and free shipping every subscription order after that! Go to Prose.com/survive 
44:41 4/6/24
Reconstructing Murder
Advances in forensic modeling helps investigators identify a murder victim whose skin was stripped from her head, neck and legs. However, it’s a specially trained dog with a nose for blood that proves to be the prosecution’s smoking gun. Sponsors: Progressive: Progressive.com  
30:27 4/2/24
I SURVIVED: I Felt The Worst Pain You Couldn't Fathom
14 year old Reagan's trip to the beach with her friend Lynn takes an unimaginable turn when they are picked up by a pair of cousins on a spree of rape and murder. Gary and Scott are colleagues in the Alaska air national guard. After a mostly unsuccessful hunting trip the pair must survive a crash, third degree burns and the risk of hypothermia.   Rosetta Stone: Don’t put off learning that language - there’s no better time than RIGHT NOW to get started! For a very limited time, I Survived listeners can get Rosetta Stone’s Lifetime Membership for 50% off! Visit rosettastone.com/survived  
41:09 3/30/24
Deadly Divorce
After his mother goes to meet up with his ex-step father and doesn’t make it home, a Colorado teen fears the worst. Despite his suspicions from the outset, it takes Brett Ludwig 24 years and a blood donation to finally help police catch his mother’s murderer.  Sponsors: Prolon: Go to Prolonlife.com/coldcase right now for 10% off your 5 day nutrition program. Rosetta Stone: Cold Case Files listeners can get Rosetta Stone’s lifetime membership for 50% off when you go to RosettaStone.com/coldcase ZocDoc: Check out Zocdoc.com/CCF and download the Zocdoc app for free! 
27:42 3/26/24
A Sealed Fate
37 years after his first killing, a career criminal is finally brought to justice. DNA collected from saliva on sealed envelopes connects the unsuspecting murderer to a series of vicious attacks spanning multiple states and decades. Sponsors: Hydrow: Head over to Hydrow.com and use code COLDCASE to save up to five hundred dollars! 
28:47 3/19/24
The Deadly Triangle
A prison inmate looking to make a deal doesn’t have the information investigators are looking for. What he does have, information that will help solve a 15 year old murder and expose a love triangle turned deadly. Sponsors: Progressive: Progressive.com  Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at Shopify.com/coldcase and take your retail business to the next level today! 
25:19 3/12/24
The Unluckiest Man
After four house fires, the death of his first wife and the near death of his second wife and child, John Veysey's "unluck" is up. Federal prosecutors finally take a closer look at the tally of tragedy stretching back for the better part of a decade and netting Veysey over $800,000 in insurance payouts. Sponsors: Hydrow: Head over to Hydrow.com and use code COLDCASE to save up to five hundred dollars! Progressive: Progressive.com  Rosetta Stone: Cold Case Files listeners can get Rosetta Stone’s lifetime membership for 50% off when you go to RosettaStone.com/coldcase Thrive Market: Go to ThriveMarket.com/coldcase for 30% off your first order, PLUS a free $60 gift! 
33:13 3/5/24
I SURVIVED: This is Terror Part II
Tali Shapiro describes her chilling abduction and assault when she was 8 years old. Rodney Alcala, the man who attacked her, would come to be known as "The Dating Game Killer."Rosetta Stone: Don’t put off learning that language - there’s no better time than RIGHT NOW to get started! For a very limited time, I Survived listeners can get Rosetta Stone’s Lifetime Membership for 50% off! Visit rosettastone.com/survivedProgressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive.
32:55 3/2/24
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00:52 2/29/24
REOPENED: A Wife's Mission
A woman's life is shattered when her house is broken into, she's assaulted, her husband is murdered, and her home is set aflame. To make matters worse, police consider her a suspect in her own attack and her husband's death. Years later, Lynn Lopez seeks to clear her name, and get justice for her husband.Zoc Doc: Go to Zocdoc.com/CCF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated doctor todayProgressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive. 
28:00 2/27/24
I SURVIVED: This Is Terror - Part I
Morgan Rowan describes how she was brutally attacked in 1968 by Rodney Alcala during a party at his Hollywood home. She never told her parents what happened and always wondered if he would go on to hurt someone else.Progressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive. 
34:17 2/24/24
REOPENED: A Son Remembers
Leslie Powers opened a box of family photographs to discover a Great Aunt she never knew existed. A Great Aunt who was murdered, and whose case was never solved. That is, until Leslie starts asking questions, and gets police to re-open the case. Sponsors: Hydrow: Join the growing, rowing community at Hydrow. Head over to Hydrow.com and use code COLDCASE to save up to five hundred dollars off your Hydrow. Factor: Head to FACTORMEALS.com/coldcase50 and use code coldcase50 to get 50% off. Progressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive.  
27:30 2/20/24
I SURVIVED: I Tried to Scratch His Face
In November of 2016, Tiffany Taylor is held captive and brutally assaulted in Essex County, New Jersey after agreeing to give a ride to a man in exchange for some much-needed cash. What she doesn't realize however, is that her passenger is a serial killer--who's killed twice before, and is out for blood. Tiffany recalls in her own words how she used her quick wit and drive to survive to manipulate her would-be killer into unwittingly granting her a chance to escape his deadly clutches. Progressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive. 
42:19 2/17/24
REOPENED: A Map To Murder
In November of 2016, Tiffany Taylor is held captive and brutally assaulted in Essex County, New Jersey after agreeing to give a ride to a man in exchange for some much-needed cash. What she doesn't realize however, is that her passenger is a serial killer--who's killed twice before, and is out for blood. Tiffany recalls in her own words how she used her quick wit and drive to survive to manipulate her would-be killer into unwittingly granting her a chance to escape his deadly clutches.Progressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive. 
27:29 2/13/24
I SURVIVED: I Had a Dark Secret
In September 1975, 14-year-old David McVicker is abducted while hitchhiking home from a friend's house in Garden Grove, California. His assailant, William Bonin, has an appetite for assaulting young men and boys. David wasn’t his first victim, nor would he be the last.Sponsors:Rosetta Stone: Don’t put off learning that language - there’s no better time than RIGHT NOW to get started! For a very limited time, I Survived listeners can get Rosetta Stone’s Lifetime Membership for 50% off! Visit www.rosettastone.com/survivedProse: Take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 50% off your first subscription order today PLUS 15% off and free shipping every subscription order after that! Go to Prose.com/surviveProgressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive. 
32:43 2/10/24
REOPENED: A Detective's Promise
When an 18-year-old hitchhiker is found in a ravine, the autopsy reveals her killing is perhaps the most brutal the examiner has ever seen. Detective McManus is struck by this case, and so he makes a promise. He's going to find the person who committed this crime, no matter how long it takes. Sponsors: Hydrow: Join the growing, rowing community at Hydrow. Head over to Hydrow.com and use code COLDCASE to save up to five hundred dollars off your Hydrow. Thrive: Join in on the savings with Thrive Market today and get 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift! Go to Thrivemarket.com/coldcase for 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift! Progressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive.  
23:51 2/6/24
I SURVIVED: If I Go to Sleep, I Might Not Wake Up
Paul Dennis Reid Jr., a country-star wannabe, spends nights robbing fast food joints and killing innocent workers. One of those workers, Jose Ramirez Gonzalez, recounts the night he faced off with Reid in a stock room and managed to survive.
40:38 2/3/24
REOPENED: Lil Mis
'Lil Miss' Lisa Marie Kimmel was 18 years old in 1988. She was working at a restaurant and driving around in her new, shiny black Honda CRX. One weekend, she was on her way to visit her family in Casper, Wyoming, but she never made it home. What happened to Lil Miss Lisa Marie?Sponsors:SKIMS: SKIMS Bras are now available at SKIMS.com , Plus, get free shipping on orders over seventy five dollars! If you haven't yet, be sure to let them know we sent you! After you place your order, select 'podcast' in the survey and select our show in the dropdown menu that follows. And if you are looking for a gift for your Valentine or for yourself - SKIMS just launched their best Valentine’s Shop ever - also available at SKIMS.comZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/CCF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated doctor today. 
28:00 1/30/24
I SURVIVED: I Was Scared to See The Blood
In November 1988, 27-year-old Enietra Margette is walking to a party in South Los Angeles, when a neatly dressed man offers her a ride. After she gets in the car, he shoots her in the chest setting off a lifetime of problems.
31:22 1/27/24
REOPENED: Death of a Deacon
Deacon Phil Perry was having an affair with a member of his congregation. Shortly after he told his own wife, his body was found in the trunk of a car in Mexico. He had been murdered. Who killed Deacon Phil Perry? And how did his body end up south of the border?Skims: Believe the hype - SKIMS has over 100,000 five star reviews for a reason. SKIMS Bras are now available at SKIMS.com Plus, get free shipping on orders over seventy five dollars! If you haven't yet, be sure to let them know we sent you! After you place your order, select 'podcast' in the survey and select our show in the dropdown menu that follows. 
34:50 1/23/24
I SURVIVED: Somebody's Trying to Kill my Brother
In August of 1978, 14-year-old Lisa Gilbert and her 13-year-old brother, Randy, were attacked by a stranger in their newly built home in Lansing, Michigan. A good samaritan helped catch their attacker but started a years-long struggle to keep him behind bars.Progressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive. 
47:15 1/20/24
REOPENED: Left for Dead
In 1995, a prostitute named Pamela Shelley was shot in the back eight times and left in a field. With minimal evidence, the case goes cold. But seven years later, new technology may provide the means for investigators to figure out who murdered Pamela Shelley. Sponsors:Progressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive. 
26:23 1/16/24
I SURVIVED: I Knew I Wasn't The Only Victim
In 1999, Cynthia Vigil was abducted, held captive and tortured for three days. Her escape from the brink of death would stop The Toybox Killer, David Parker Ray, from harming any other women.Progressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive.  
41:00 1/13/24
REOPENED: The Flaming Gorge Falls
In the summer of 1996, Bob Duke calls 911 after his wife and young son fall from a high cliff in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Green River, Wyoming. Their deaths are ruled an accident, but to investigators, the circumstances look suspicious. Three years later, an informant raises suspicions even further, and say that Bob Duke may be plotting a new scheme. Sponsors: Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/coldcase. Go to shopify.com/ coldcase now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. Factor: Head to factormeals.com/coldcase50 and use code coldcase50 to get 50% off. Thrive: Go to ThriveMarket.com/coldcase for 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift!  Progressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive. 
33:12 1/9/24
I SURVIVED: I Felt Less than Human
Vanessa Gay recounts her escape from Anthony Sowell in Cleveland, Ohio. Her mistrust of the police makes her reluctant to report her attack for many years. But eventually, her testimony would put her attacker behind bars.Sponsors:Progressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive dot com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive. 
37:06 1/6/24
REOPENED: Snatched
A six-year-old girl goes missing from her backyard. The only witness is a five-year-old, who says a strange man took the missing girl. Who was this man? And why was the girl taken?Sponsors:Progressive: Multitask right now. Quote your car insurance at Progressive.com to join the over 28 million drivers who trust Progressive. 
30:34 1/2/24
I SURVIVED: I Can't Believe I'm Still Alive
In 1992, 19-year-old Fabienne Witherspoon tries to help a man who was down on his luck when he attacked her in her own home. In an effort to stay alive, she wages a physical and psychological war against the man who tries to kill her, Tommy Lynn Sells.Sponsors:PDS Debt: Right now, PDS Debt is offering a free debt analysis. It only takes thirty seconds. Head over to PDSDebt.com/survived to get your free debt assessment today.Huggies: Get your baby’s butt into Huggies best fitting diaper! Huggies Little Movers. We got you, baby. 
38:01 12/30/23
REOPENED: Crimes of the Klan
Vernon Dahmer was a shop owner in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and President of the local chapter of the NAACP. At midnight on January 10th, 1966, two truckloads of Klansmen drove to his house and firebombed it. Vernon's family never stopped seeking justice, but it would take them more than three decades to find it. Sponsors: Hydrow: Join the growing, rowing community at Hydrow. Head over to Hydrow.com and use code COLDCASE to save up to five hundred dollars off your Hydrow. 
29:32 12/26/23
I SURVIVED: I Ran For Everything I Had
In November 2011, 48-year-old Scott Davis thinks he is on his way to a gig as a farm caretaker, a job he has secured on Craigslist. Unbeknownst to him, it’s actually a murderous trap laid by a psychopathic serial killer named Richard Beasley. Sponsors: Prose: Custom, made-to-order haircare from Prose has your name all over it. Take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 50% off your first subscription order today PLUS 15% off and free shipping every subscription order after that! Go to Prose.com/survive.  Huggies: Get your baby’s butt into Huggies best fitting diaper! Huggies Little Movers. We got you, baby. 
36:00 12/23/23

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