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In the border city of Ciudad Juárez, hundreds of women have gone missing. The ones that are found have strange symbols carved on their bodies, some have their wrists bound with shoelaces. All are discarded like garbage. The story of Forgotten investigates theories about what or who is responsible—a serial killer, organ traffickers, a Satanic Cult—and pursues an investigation with law enforcement on both sides of the border, terrified witnesses and corrupt authorities

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In the famous border city of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, hundreds of women go missing. The ones that are found have strange symbols carved on their bodies. Some have their wrists bound with shoelaces. All are discarded like garbage. The story of Forgotten investigates what or who is responsible — a serial killer, organ traffickers, a Satanic Cult? — and pursues an investigation with law enforcement on both sides of the border, terrified witnesses, and corrupt authorities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
A Cross-Border Killer?

A Cross-Border Killer?

2020-06-0141:1542

Episode 1 - For the last three decades, women have gone missing in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, right across the border from El Paso, Texas. Some are found later, bearing the telltale signs of a serial killer. Hosts Oz Woloshyn and Mónica Ortiz Uribe begin their investigation into who could be responsible for these horrific crimes. We speak with the FBI’s former top agent on the border, as well as the journalist who’s gone the farthest in investigating the killings, Diana Washington Valdez. And we visit the family of Sagrario González Flores, whose murder remains unsolved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Selection

Selection

2020-06-0135:3435

Episode 2 - Oz and Monica explore the case of Lilia Alejandra Andrade, whose abduction and murder revealed disturbing evidence that connects to other crimes. We meet the former Chief of Forensics in Juárez, to learn why he warned of a serial killer. And Diana shares disturbing details of how the victims were selected. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mina Street

Mina Street

2020-06-0138:5621

Episode 3 - We travel to downtown Juárez, where many of the victims were last seen alive, and where journalists are unwelcome. Oz and Monica visit the offices of El Diario, Juárez’s local paper, to learn about the risks faced by those who seek the truth. And Diana receives strange threats as she gets closer to exposing who is behind the crimes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Cotton Field

The Cotton Field

2020-06-0842:0126

Episode 4 - It's 2001 and eight women's bodies are discovered in a well trafficked area of Ciudad Juárez. Oz and Mónica visit the site of the mass grave with the former chief forensic investigator and take a closer look at some unusual crime scene details. Two suspects confess to the crimes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Devil's Lawyer

The Devil's Lawyer

2020-06-1533:5015

Episode 5 - Doubts about the bus drivers' guilt in the Cotton Field murders inspire two prominent lawyers to come to their defense. The lawyers question the police investigation and start to receive threats. Dante Almarez, the "Devil's Lawyer," is on a personal mission to uncover the truth of who is responsible for the murders of the women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
In this bonus episode, Mónica gives us a sneak peak into the side of Juárez that is often discussed, but rarely understood. We meet cultural anthropologist and border expert Howard Campbell, who has deeply researched the various criminal networks at work in Ciudad Juárez by spending time on the ground. We'll be back next week with a new episode that takes us even further into the Juárez underworld. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Eyewitness

Eyewitness

2020-06-2945:1917

Episode 6 - Journalist Alfredo Corchado interviews an eyewitness from the Juárez underworld, who claims to know what's happening to the murdered women. A suspect is arrested in Sagrario Gonzalez's case. And the FBI begins a secret cross-border operation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
La Linea

La Linea

2020-07-0747:3814

Episode 7 - Uncovering who is behind the murders of women begins to suggest a much larger conspiracy. But how far does it reach? And does it stop at the border? Alfredo keeps digging, and we look for answers in Júarez's past. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Metido

Metido

2020-07-1450:2013

Episode 8 - One of the biggest challenges of getting to the bottom of the femicides is knowing who to trust, and who is metido - involved with the dark side. FBI agent Hardrick Crawford begins speaking out, calling the murders "crimes against humanity." But as he becomes involved with the Juárez elite, he makes powerful enemies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Untouchable

Untouchable

2020-07-2847:0913

Episode 9 - We examine the details that connect many of the murder victims to Juárez's foreign-owned factories, also known as maquiladoras. A Mexican customs investigation takes an unusual turn, leading Diana to a new line of investigation for who else could be involved in the murders.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Ni Una Más

Ni Una Más

2020-08-0801:01:4822

Episode 10 - Another mass grave is discovered in 2012, suggesting a new wave of femicides. Oz investigates connections between the cartels and the international banking system, and Mónica returns to Juárez for a final conversation with Paula Flores about what happened after Sagrario disappeared. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mónica is joined by Colombian journalist and Univision news anchor Ilia Calderón for a conversation about the drivers of femicide around the world, and Ilia’s new book "My Time to Speak: Reclaiming Ancestry and Confronting Race." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Four girls go missing, all within miles from one another in neighboring New England towns. And not one arrest is made. Fifty years later, the search for answers is reignited when a call reveals new information that sets the investigation in motion. Listen now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Comments (42)

Costa, H.T.

such a great work done in this show, but this bonus episode talking about racism is ridiculous.

Aug 22nd
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lynn

sick of the "I have women in my family, I have to do something!" narrative. you should care about that a human being was raped and murdered regardless of whether or not you know a woman 🙄

Aug 17th
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lynn

"mating matters" seriously this is the ads they play? are we all fucking cavemen? gross. do better.

Aug 17th
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lynn

police are more about looking good than actually stopping the murders. fucking assholes

Aug 14th
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lynn

this postcast is very well done. the soundtrack is 🔥

Aug 14th
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LadyMae

If only the US decriminalized drugs, drug trafficking, or went after the banks that slow for money laundering. This is terrible. Time to write a few letters to Congress.

Aug 12th
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Amy C Campbell

what a charmed life I've been blessed with. God Bless the murdered and kidnapped women and girls and their families. 🕊🙏

Aug 10th
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Moni

Have they considered sending a sample to the US to compare it and entered into CODIS for any known offenders? it's so incredibly close to the border I would not doubt that it's a possibly someone in the US who has committed a crime and hopping the border hoping they do not get caught.

Jul 30th
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Monica Cochran

I just heard of this podcast yesterday, and I binged the whole thing (so far) in one day. I love it. I love the song . I am so proud of the journalists who have stood their ground for justice. I love how Oz does such a great job pronouncing the Mexican words. I can't say I'm surprised by any of it, growing up in the borderland , but to hear how deep it goes is scary. Good job. I can't wait to hear the rest and I am go get Diana's book now.

Jul 30th
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Christy

Woah! Wait a second! I love this podcast but bringing Judge Kavanaugh into this is absolutely ridiculous!!! Why didn't you bring up the accusations against Joe Biden. Much stronger and deeply concerning accusations than Judge Kavanaugh. Holding powerful men accountable even if they are Democrats. It's disgusting that you played partisan politics! We need to hold ALL sides accountable even when it's inconvenient.

Jul 28th
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Christy

One of my favorite podcasts. My heart cries out for these targeted men and women.

Jul 28th
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Nada Clontz

Such a horrible, horrible story, and real shame for Mexico! The action/inaction of Mexican authorities is despicable. Thank you, Monica and Oz, for bringing this story to us. Thanks to all the brave reporters in the world who risk their lives to do the work of law enforcement. All this suffering - so that Americans can party. That's despicable, too. And the most despicable thing is decades of useless prohibition of drugs and the pointless war on drugs. If drugs were legalized, regulated and taxed, cartels would be quickly dispatched to the trash heap of history. their whole point of existence would cease to exist. What good did alcohol prohibition in the 1920s do? Nothing but the rise of organized crime. we're living in the age of another pointless prohibition and it's costing thousands of innocent people their lives.

Jul 21st
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DøliMan

ha man.... give me break. cocaine addict , zombies? have you seen alchoolics? legal drug...just sayin. never tought og legalizing drugs?What woyld be the purpose of cartels in that case?

Jul 15th
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Tara Stover

I have been following the lives & tragic ends of the women or Juarez. Thank you for doing this podcast & shinning some much needed light on these beautiful girls & their families. Hopefully it gets people talking & some credible info comes the investigations way. Justice for the girls & women of Juarez💞

Jul 12th
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LadyMae

It's been a few hours since I listened to this episode and I keep thinking about the lawyer's story. I wish we knew what he wanted to pass along.

Jul 11th
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Abby Hawkins

What a great podcast! My family originated from Mexico, became Citizens and had always warned us of the police corruption in Mexico. They begged us to stay away from Mexico, altogether. It was a Big Risk esp., the border towns. So, with police involvement in this tragedy, it comes to no surprise. My deepest condolences to the families and I pray for Justice for them, Mexico & the USA.

Jul 11th
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Renee Crossno

Excellent podcast! Very well done. Thank you!

Jul 10th
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jess d

if drugs are legalized yet regulated, guarantee the cartels would fall

Jul 7th
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Yasmine C

I have heard of these murders for several years. To me it wasn't that they were forgotten, they were ignored. I hope these women will finally find justice.

Jul 5th
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LadyMae

I can't believe how easy it would be to cross the border and kill someone.

Jun 26th
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