1. Welcome to The Prosecutors

Hello everyone. It’s Brett and Alice, and we are so glad to have you along this crazy ride with us. We’re going to be talking about some of the most famous cold cases of all time, bringing our experience as prosecutors to bear on our favorite mysteries. We hope this website can become a repository of information on these cases, and any public documents we use or cite we will try to link here both to credit the authors and to give you access to them. The more eyes on these cases, the better. But before we do that, we wanted to introduce ourselves to all of you.

In this episode, we tell a little bit about ourselves, and we set out the rules we are going to do our best to stick to during our investigation. Here they are, our ten commandments of sorts.

  1. The simplest answer is the most likely to be correct.
  2. If there is no evidence of a crime, there probably wasn’t a crime.
  3. Usually, law enforcement can be trusted.
  4. Conspiracies are hard to pull off and even harder to keep secret.
  5. Do not mistake incompetence for malice.
  6. There will never be a theory that answers all the questions or addresses all the evidence.
  7. We never know all the facts.
  8. The most obvious suspect is usually the one who did it.
  9. People lie, but that doesn’t make them liars.
  10. BUT in extraordinary cases, expect the extraordinary. Cause what’s the point of rules if you can’t break them?

108. The Death of Blair Adams — Take the Money and Run

A Canadian man empties out his bank account of money and valuables and flees, certain that someone is trying to kill him. Thousands of miles away, someone succeeds. Who killed Blair Adams?

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106. The Disappearance of Jason Landry Part 1 of 2 — One Wrong Turn

In December 2020, a 21 year old left his college headed home for the Christmas holidays. But then in 66 minutes, he seemingly vanished from the face of the earth. Where is Jason Landry?

Sources:

https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/father-hopes-newly-released-evidence-will-lead-safe-return-missing-n1256424
http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/episodes/2021/10/25/episode-312-jason-landry
https://business.facebook.com/FindJasonLandry

Jason is described as being 6’1” tall and weighing 170 lbs. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and facial hair.

Anyone with information about Jason’s disappearance can call the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office at 512-398-6777

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105. Laura Dickinson — School’s Out

When Eastern Michigan University student Laura Dickinson was found dead in her dorm room from natural causes, her friends and family were shocked. But when they found out the truth, shock turned to rage.

Sources:

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2007-jun-19-na-murder19-story.html
https://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3296170&page=1
https://www.mlive.com/annarbornews/2007/06/pizza_driver_hit_with_brick_ro.html
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/campus-cover-up-in-students-murder/
https://studylib.net/doc/7093548/eastern-michigan-university
https://law.justia.com/cases/michigan/court-of-appeals-unpublished/2010/20100427-c285958-60-285958-opn.html

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102. Carlos Ortiz and Tara Rosado Part 1 of 2 — Cocaine

They call them square groupers, and they are the most valuable catch a fisherman can pull into his boat. But reel one in, and you might just find yourself murdered.

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100. The Headless Valley — Legends and Lore

Men go into the Nahanni Valley, but they don’t come out. At least, not with their heads.

Sources:

https://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/canada/experiences/news/the-haunting-history-of-this-canadian-national-park
https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1947/3/15/valley-of-mystery
https://www.outdoorjournal.com/news/secrets-nahanni-valley-headless-men/
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99. Rod Ferrell and the Vampire Cult Murders — Bela Lugosi’s Dead

A vampire cult? In Kentucky? You bet, and it ends in murder.

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