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Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad

Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad

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Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen dig deep into unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases. Each week listeners ride shotgun as Holes and Jensen attempt to solve the crime using a variety of methods, from old-fashioned detective work to advanced technologies including familial DNA searches, social media geotargeting, and maybe most important—the skills of their listeners who send in tips and theories, becoming active members of The Murder Squad. 

Latest Episodes

Does Matthew Kroll Have More Victims?

EPaul and Billy look into the murder of Heidi Newman, a case Paul investigated while supervising the crime lab in 2003. It's a case that held similarities to a still unsolved murder six years prior. With the help of investigator Leonard Orman, the three delve into the 1997 unsolved murder of Linda Lincoln. Both women knew Matthew Kroll, the man in prison for Heidi's murder. And both Leonard and Paul think Kroll may have other victims.

59 MIN2 d ago
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Does Matthew Kroll Have More Victims?

Rita Hester and the Murders of Black Transgender Women in America

EIn 1998, Rita Hester was murdered in her Boston apartment. Rita was active in the transgender community and her gruesome death inspired Transgender Remembrance Day—but her murderer is still out there. Paul and Billy investigate Rita’s case, and also shed light on the recent murders of Merci Mack, Shakie Peters, Brayla Stone, Bree Black, Draya McCarty, Remmie Fells and Riah Milton—seven transgender women found slain in June and July of 2020. So far, only two cases have led to an arrest. We need to change that.

47 MIN1 w ago
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Rita Hester and the Murders of Black Transgender Women in America

Carrie Brown: An American Jack the Ripper Victim?

EBilly and Paul travel to 1891 New York Citytoinvestigate the unsolved murder of Carrie Brown. While often tied to Jack The Ripper, no conclusive evidence has linked the two and the case that caused a media storm remains unsolved. This new episode is in partnership with TNT's The Alienist: Angel of Darkness.

50 MIN2 w ago
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Carrie Brown: An American Jack the Ripper Victim?

The Possible Victims of Bobby Jack Fowler

EThis week Paul and Billy decide to look into cases that their friend Michelle McNamara, author of I'll Be Gone in the Dark, looked into on her blog True Crime Diary. They look at unsolved cases in Oregon and the link to potential serial killer Bobby Jack Fowler. Fowler was a violent offender with cases in Oregon, Iowa, Texas, Tennessee and Canada. And those are just the cases we know.

50 MIN3 w ago
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The Possible Victims of Bobby Jack Fowler

What Happened to Tamla Horsford?

EThis week Paul and Billy look into the mysterious death of Tamla Horsford. In November 2018, Tamla Horsford was the only black guest at an adult slumber party in Cumming, Georgia. By all accounts she was the life of the party. But in the early morning hours she was found dead outside. With the help of Tamla's family attorney Ralph E. Fernandez, Billy and Paul try to find out how a mother of five died that night.

74 MINJUL 13
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What Happened to Tamla Horsford?

The Murder of Vanessa Guillen and the Unsolved Homicides of Fort Hood

ELast week, the body of Specialist Vanessa Guillen was found near a river. She was murdered. And she was not the only Fort Hood soldier to be killed since March.In this episode, Billy and Paul will delve into the eight cases of unsolved homicides and unknown causes of death of soldiers from the base. And with the help of Murder Squad listeners, they take a closer look at how the US Army investigates sexual assault, sexual harassment and missing persons amidst their ranks—including the case of LaVena Johnson.

45 MINJUL 6
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The Murder of Vanessa Guillen and the Unsolved Homicides of Fort Hood

MISSING: Vanessa Guillen and Kierra Coles

EThis week Paul and Billy look into two missing persons cases. The first is a soldier who went missing while on post. Vanessa Guillen was last seen at Fort Hood in Texas on April 22nd. The second is a mail carrier last seen on camera leaving her home. Kierra Coles was last seen outside her home in the Chatam area of Chicago on October 2nd, 2018. Neither case is related. Each in a different part of the country and separated by over a year. But both cases still have families, friends and the community looking for the women.

51 MINJUN 29
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MISSING: Vanessa Guillen and Kierra Coles

Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia Part 2

EIn Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia Part 2, Billy and Paul turn their focus on who may have been capable of committing such a gruesome crime. They look into the usual suspects: the men in Elizabeth's life before her murder, Hodel and Dillon. But after digging to find other crimes that mirrored Short, two other possibilities take center stage. One with a tie to overseas and World War II.

57 MINJUN 22
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Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia Part 2

How Defunding the Police Could Help Solve More Crimes—and Contribute to Eliminating the Systemic Racism in Law Enforcement

EAfter the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Paul and Billy examine the systemic racism that is resulting in the deaths of so many black men and women by police in the United States. And they explore how defunding the police could be seen as an opportunity to fix a broken crime solving system and actually solve more serious crimes. Retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey joins to discuss how to fix theproblem within police departments around the country. And former prosecutor Loni Coombs joins to discuss the Eric Garner case, and whether there is any other legal recourse that can be taken against the cop who murdered him.

82 MINJUN 15
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How Defunding the Police Could Help Solve More Crimes—and Contribute to Eliminating the Systemic Racism in Law Enforcement

Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia

EBilly and Paul examine one of the most perplexing unsolved murders in America, the Black Dahlia. In the first of a two part series, Paul examines the autopsy summaries, and through the lens of advancements in forensics, identifies the wounds inflicted on Elizabeth Short. These new observations lead directly into new possible theories. This episode was part of a batch record before Paul went into surgery last week. At the top of the show, we address the immense importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and the steps we can take for change, including the first steps in a massive dismantling of how policing is done in America. Next week we will devote the episode on police brutality and how things can—and must—change.

76 MINJUN 8
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Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia

Latest Episodes

Does Matthew Kroll Have More Victims?

EPaul and Billy look into the murder of Heidi Newman, a case Paul investigated while supervising the crime lab in 2003. It's a case that held similarities to a still unsolved murder six years prior. With the help of investigator Leonard Orman, the three delve into the 1997 unsolved murder of Linda Lincoln. Both women knew Matthew Kroll, the man in prison for Heidi's murder. And both Leonard and Paul think Kroll may have other victims.

59 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Does Matthew Kroll Have More Victims?

Rita Hester and the Murders of Black Transgender Women in America

EIn 1998, Rita Hester was murdered in her Boston apartment. Rita was active in the transgender community and her gruesome death inspired Transgender Remembrance Day—but her murderer is still out there. Paul and Billy investigate Rita’s case, and also shed light on the recent murders of Merci Mack, Shakie Peters, Brayla Stone, Bree Black, Draya McCarty, Remmie Fells and Riah Milton—seven transgender women found slain in June and July of 2020. So far, only two cases have led to an arrest. We need to change that.

47 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Rita Hester and the Murders of Black Transgender Women in America

Carrie Brown: An American Jack the Ripper Victim?

EBilly and Paul travel to 1891 New York Citytoinvestigate the unsolved murder of Carrie Brown. While often tied to Jack The Ripper, no conclusive evidence has linked the two and the case that caused a media storm remains unsolved. This new episode is in partnership with TNT's The Alienist: Angel of Darkness.

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Carrie Brown: An American Jack the Ripper Victim?

The Possible Victims of Bobby Jack Fowler

EThis week Paul and Billy decide to look into cases that their friend Michelle McNamara, author of I'll Be Gone in the Dark, looked into on her blog True Crime Diary. They look at unsolved cases in Oregon and the link to potential serial killer Bobby Jack Fowler. Fowler was a violent offender with cases in Oregon, Iowa, Texas, Tennessee and Canada. And those are just the cases we know.

50 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Possible Victims of Bobby Jack Fowler

What Happened to Tamla Horsford?

EThis week Paul and Billy look into the mysterious death of Tamla Horsford. In November 2018, Tamla Horsford was the only black guest at an adult slumber party in Cumming, Georgia. By all accounts she was the life of the party. But in the early morning hours she was found dead outside. With the help of Tamla's family attorney Ralph E. Fernandez, Billy and Paul try to find out how a mother of five died that night.

74 MINJUL 13
Comments
What Happened to Tamla Horsford?

The Murder of Vanessa Guillen and the Unsolved Homicides of Fort Hood

ELast week, the body of Specialist Vanessa Guillen was found near a river. She was murdered. And she was not the only Fort Hood soldier to be killed since March.In this episode, Billy and Paul will delve into the eight cases of unsolved homicides and unknown causes of death of soldiers from the base. And with the help of Murder Squad listeners, they take a closer look at how the US Army investigates sexual assault, sexual harassment and missing persons amidst their ranks—including the case of LaVena Johnson.

45 MINJUL 6
Comments
The Murder of Vanessa Guillen and the Unsolved Homicides of Fort Hood

MISSING: Vanessa Guillen and Kierra Coles

EThis week Paul and Billy look into two missing persons cases. The first is a soldier who went missing while on post. Vanessa Guillen was last seen at Fort Hood in Texas on April 22nd. The second is a mail carrier last seen on camera leaving her home. Kierra Coles was last seen outside her home in the Chatam area of Chicago on October 2nd, 2018. Neither case is related. Each in a different part of the country and separated by over a year. But both cases still have families, friends and the community looking for the women.

51 MINJUN 29
Comments
MISSING: Vanessa Guillen and Kierra Coles

Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia Part 2

EIn Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia Part 2, Billy and Paul turn their focus on who may have been capable of committing such a gruesome crime. They look into the usual suspects: the men in Elizabeth's life before her murder, Hodel and Dillon. But after digging to find other crimes that mirrored Short, two other possibilities take center stage. One with a tie to overseas and World War II.

57 MINJUN 22
Comments
Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia Part 2

How Defunding the Police Could Help Solve More Crimes—and Contribute to Eliminating the Systemic Racism in Law Enforcement

EAfter the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Paul and Billy examine the systemic racism that is resulting in the deaths of so many black men and women by police in the United States. And they explore how defunding the police could be seen as an opportunity to fix a broken crime solving system and actually solve more serious crimes. Retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey joins to discuss how to fix theproblem within police departments around the country. And former prosecutor Loni Coombs joins to discuss the Eric Garner case, and whether there is any other legal recourse that can be taken against the cop who murdered him.

82 MINJUN 15
Comments
How Defunding the Police Could Help Solve More Crimes—and Contribute to Eliminating the Systemic Racism in Law Enforcement

Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia

EBilly and Paul examine one of the most perplexing unsolved murders in America, the Black Dahlia. In the first of a two part series, Paul examines the autopsy summaries, and through the lens of advancements in forensics, identifies the wounds inflicted on Elizabeth Short. These new observations lead directly into new possible theories. This episode was part of a batch record before Paul went into surgery last week. At the top of the show, we address the immense importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and the steps we can take for change, including the first steps in a massive dismantling of how policing is done in America. Next week we will devote the episode on police brutality and how things can—and must—change.

76 MINJUN 8
Comments
Elizabeth Short: The Black Dahlia
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