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For years, some law enforcement agencies have replaced the faces of traditional playing card decks with images of missing and murdered people and distributed those cards in prisons hoping inmates would come forward with information needed to crack these cold cases wide open. Now, audiochuck is dealing you in. Each week, we will be working with investigators and family members to bring you the details of some of the coldest cases from around the country in hopes that someone listening can finally bring these victims the justice they deserve.
Our card this week is Sherry Black, the 9 of Hearts from Utah. After Sherry Black’s vicious murder, police had her killer’s DNA, but no suspects or motive. It would take nearly a decade – and a dogged investigator – to crack this unsolved case. GEDmatch DNA Upload Instructions To learn more about the Sherry Black Foundation, visit sherryblackfoundation.org To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Sherry Black, the 9 of Hearts from Utah. In November of 2010, the community of South Salt Lake was shocked by the vicious murder of Sherry Black, a beloved great-grandmother. Investigators chased leads and interviewed suspects, utilizing every resource at their disposal to learn who could have committed such a brutal crime – and why. But those answers...and justice...would remain elusive for nearly a decade. To learn more about GEDmatch DNA upload instructions visit here. To learn more about the Sherry Black Foundation, visit sherryblackfoundation.org To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Introducing The Deck Investigates. Our card this season is Darlene Hulse, the 4 of Hearts from Indiana. Darlene Hulse was forcibly taken from her home in Argos, Indiana on August 17, 1984. Her two oldest daughters witnessed the attack but they didn’t recognize the man who took their mother. Though Darlene’s body would be found a day later, just six miles from her home, her killer has evaded law enforcement for almost four decades and her case has remained cold…until now. After a year long investigation, we’re uncovering new facts and speaking with witnesses and suspects who have never been spoke to before in hopes of finally answering the question, who murdered Darlene Hulse? All 15 episodes are available for you to listen to RIGHT NOW on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you like to listen to your podcasts. Brought to you by CarMax. Car buying reimagined. Find a car you’ll love at CarMax.com.
Our card this week is Deana Patnode, the 4 of Diamonds from Minnesota. In 1982, Deana Patnode, a vibrant 23-year-old, disappeared from a Minnesota bar without a trace. Decades later, a deck of cold case playing cards would ultimately lead to some closure in her case — but leave everyone with far more questions than answers. If you know anything about the murder of Deana Patnode, or if you remember seeing her at the Buck Board bar on Concord Boulevard in South St. Paul on October 26th, 1982, please call the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office at 651-565-3361 and ask for Chief Deputy Warren. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Joseph Pellicci, the Jack of Hearts from Connecticut. Joseph Pellicci was a father of three and a successful restaurateur when he was abducted and shot to death in 1973. Everyone in Stamford, Connecticut seems to know who’s responsible. The real mystery is...why hasn’t anyone ever been charged with his murder? Anyone with information about Joseph Pellicci’s murder is encouraged to call Stamford police at 203-977-4444. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Cassandra Jones, the Queen of Clubs from Kansas. In December 1998, 20-year-old Cassandra disappeared from Wichita, Kansas, only for her body to be found months later on the side of a dirt road in rural Sedgwick County. For more than 20 years, investigators have struggled to make movement in the case, as the one person they think has the answers refuses to cooperate. If you know anything about the murder of Cassandra Jones in 1998, please contact the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office at 316-660-3799 or email them at email@example.com. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Desiree Michaud, the Queen of Clubs from Connecticut. In 1984, 18-year-old Desiree Michaud was violently killed in a motel room in southeastern Connecticut. For nearly 40 years, her murder has haunted the community and stumped investigators as they’ve chased down every promising lead that’s come knocking on their door but have yet to find the answers they need to crack the case. If you know anything about the murder of Desiree Michaud on April 7th, 1984, please call the Groton Town Police Department at 860-441-6712. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Kyle Byrtus, the 8 of Hearts from Florida. In 2013, 25-year-old Kyle Byrtus was found murdered on the side of the road. For the past nearly ten years, his mother has spent her days fighting for justice — and recently, she learned that justice may not be as far out of reach as once thought. If you know anything about the murder of Kyle Byrtus in 2013, please reach out to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
In the 18 years since Oakey “Al” Kite was found brutally murdered in his home, investigators have tried to track down a mystery man who they believed was responsible. But they were left stumped at every turn. Now with new technology available, investigators are hopeful they might finally find this cold-blooded killer. If you know any information about the murder if Oakey “Al” Kite please contact Detective McDonald at the Aurora Police Department at 303-739-6013. Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $2,000 for tips, and you can call them at 720-913-7867or go online to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers to leave an anonymous tip. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Oakey “Al” Kite, the 9 of Hearts from Colorado. When Oakey “Al” Kite is brutally murdered in his own home in the spring of 2004, investigators rushed to find his killer. But when they finally identified a suspect, he seemed to vanish without a trace. If you know any information about the murder if Oakey “Al” Kite please contact Detective McDonald at the Aurora Police Department at 303-739-6013. Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $2,000 for tips, and you can call them at 720-913-7867or go online to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers to leave an anonymous tip. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Jennifer Wilson, the 9 of Diamonds from Kansas. In 2002, 29-year-old Jennifer vanished without a trace after getting into a heated argument with her live-in girlfriend. For nearly two decades, Jennifer’s disappearance has puzzled investigators, because even though they think they know who’s responsible, they’ve struggled to come up with answers to the two remaining questions in her case: what happened, and where is Jennifer? Jennifer was in her late twenties when she went missing. She was about 5’7” and 115 pounds. She had blue eyes and long brown curly hair. She wore contacts, had a broken front tooth that was repaired, and had scars on her waistline and under her chin. She normally wore baseball caps and sweatshirts. She’d be 49 years old today and would possibly be going by the name Sidney or Sydney. If you know anything about the disappearance of Jennifer Wilson, or if Brenda Leonard has ever talked to you about Jennifer’s disappearance, please call the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office at 316-660-3799 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Timothy Blair, the 5 of Clubs from Kentucky. When 19-year-old Timothy Blair’s body was found on the side of road in 2005, investigators launched into action to find his killer, but their investigation quickly turned cold despite the discovery of DNA evidence and the cooperation of his family. Seventeen years later, Timothy’s mother persists in her search for justice despite the investigation being put on hold and overshadowed by a whirlwind of rumors that have only led to dead ends. If you have any information about Timothy Blair’s murder in 2005, you can call the Louisville Metro Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 502-574-5673 or you can submit an anonymous tip HERE. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Willie Troy Price Sr., the King of Diamonds from South Carolina. One winter evening in 2017, 53-year-old Willie Troy Price Sr. was minding his own business inside his South Carolina home when suddenly a group of cowards shot into the house then fled without a trace. Willie’s senseless death has puzzled investigators for years as they’ve struggled to find anyone who might’ve had it out for him, leaving them with one nagging question: was Willie the intended target? If you have any information about Willie’s murder in 2017, please call Sgt. Kendall Cash at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at 864-231-2809 or call the Detective Bureau line at 864-260-4435. T To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Jermaine Johnson, the 2 of Spades from Arizona. In 2006, central Phoenix was shaken after a beloved member of the community was killed while he was minding his own business, hanging out with his friends. For 16 years, Phoenix police have attempted to hunt down the killers, only to hit dead ends at every turn. But they have far from given up hope because they know there are people in the community who hold the answers to the questions that have haunted the city since 2006: who killed Jermaine and why? If you have any information about the murder of Jermaine Johnson in 2006, reach out to the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151, or call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS — that’s 480-948-6377. Or 1-800-343-TIPS — that’s 1-800-343-8477. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Maggie Long, the 4 of Spades from Colorado. In 2017, 17-year-old Maggie Long went missing in rural Park County, Colorado, only to be found hours later as the victim of the most brutal murder the area had ever seen. For the past five years, Maggie’s horrific murder has weighed on law enforcement in the small community as they’ve struggled to get any answers to the nagging questions surrounding her case. If you know anything about the murder of 17-year-old Maggie Long in 2017, please call the Maggie Long tip line at 303-239-4243. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Catherine Sjoberg, the 8 of Hearts from Wisconsin. In June 1974, 17-year-old Catherine Sjoberg was enjoying all the festivities of prom night when a heated argument with her boyfriend at the post-prom dance sent her storming off into the cool summer night, never to be seen or heard from again. For nearly 50 years, law enforcement in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, have been haunted by Cathy’s disappearance as they’ve tried to find answers to the nagging question still weighing on the community today: how does someone vanish into thin air? Cathy was last seen in a long, light blue formal gown. She had long, light brown hair parted in the middle and green eyes. She was about 5’4” or 5’5”. Cathy would be 65 years old today. If you know anything about the disappearance or murder of Catherine Sjoberg in June of 1974, call Detective Doebereiner at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 920-674-8624. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Donna Ingersoll, the 10 of Clubs from Minnesota. On a snowy December night in 1990, 25-year-old Donna Ingersoll stormed outside and disappeared into the night after a heated argument with her boyfriend, leaving behind several important belongings and a twisted web of mysteries investigators have spent decades trying to untangle.For more than 30 years, Donna’s disappearance has weighed on the small town of Wabasha, Minnesota, as the passage of time has produced more questions than answers. But some recent developments have present-day investigators questioning everything they thought they knew about the case — and believing they’re closer than ever to cracking it. Donna is 4’11” and 106 lbs. She has blonde hair and green or hazel eyes and was last seen wearing boots and blue jeans. She would be 57 years old today. If you have any information about the 1990 disappearance of Donna Ingersoll, please contact Chief Deputy Jim Warren at the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office at 651-565-3361 or email him at email@example.com. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Dale Williams, the Jack of Hearts from Colorado. In the spring of 1999, 42-year-old Dale Williams seemed to vanish into thin air inspiring an investigation that would span four law enforcement agencies and more than 20 years. To this day, there’s been no sign of the devoted father and husband, who left behind a legacy of kindness in his tight-knit small town in Colorado, and who investigators are determined to track down as new theories emerge from decades of rumors and dead ends. If you know anything about the disappearance of Dale Williams, don’t hesitate to call the CBI Grand Junction Regional Office at 970-248-7500. To learn more about The Deck, visit: www.thedeckpodcast.com. To experience The Deck live, visit ashleyflowers.com for tour locations and to purchase tickets! Presale tickets will be available starting December 8, 2022 using code FLOWERS, and general ticket sales start December 12, 2022. Follow The Deck on social media and join Ashley’s community by texting (317) 733-7485 to stay up to date while she’s on the road!
Our card this week is Kellie Poppleton, the 9 of Hearts from California. Fourteen-year-old Kellie Poppleton was brutally assaulted and murdered on December 2, 1983, and for almost 40 years, calls for justice have gone unanswered. But now, with advancements in DNA forensics, detectives are more hopeful than ever that they might be able to find their killer. They hope that the renewed interest in this case will give them the final piece of the puzzle and to bring the family the justice that is so long overdue. If you have any information regarding the 1983 murder of Kellie Poppleton, please call the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office at 510-667-3636. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Our card this week is Viola Pendergrass, a Wild Card from North Carolina. In the early morning hours of February 7, 1992, a 79-year-old woman was brutally murdered in the Charlotte, North Carolina, apartment where she’d lived for two decades. Viola Pendergrass — who neighbors called “ma” and was revered as the matriarch of her own sprawling family — was found stabbed to death in her bedroom. Her murder divided a once close-knit family and has stumped police for 30 years. If you have any information about the February 7th, 1992 stabbing death of Viola Pendergrass in her Charlotte, North Carolina apartment, please contact Det. Ed Williams at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department at James.Williams@cmpd.org or call 704-336-8626. You can also call Charlotte Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.