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In February of 1987, a former prosecutor named Margaret Coon went for a jog in one of the safest and wealthiest neighborhoods in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The next morning, she was found dead on the side of the road. St. Tammany advertises itself as a safe haven from the crime and corruption of New Orleans, attracting thousands of residents over the last several decades. But there is a darker side to the parish, and that darkness ultimately consumed Margaret Coon. Welcome to Gone South Season 1: Who Killed Margaret Coon? Over the course of this documentary podcast series from C13Originals, a Cadence13 studio, journalist Jed Lipinski investigates Margaret Coon’s unsolved murder, shedding new light on a bewildering crime that has haunted the region for over 30 years. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1|E1: Beau Chene

S1|E1: Beau Chene

2021-11-0341:5548

It's a regular day in Beau Chene, an exclusive gated community 35 miles north of New Orleans, Louisiana. At dusk, a prominent ex-prosecutor takes her Afghan hound for a jog on the busiest street in the neighborhood. The next morning, a neighbor discovers her lying in a pool of blood, launching a murder investigation in which everyone is a suspect. If you have tips or information that you’d like to share related to the unsolved murder of Margaret Coon or other relevant topics, you can call us at (650) 746-GONE or email us at GoneSouthPodcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1|E2: Steel Magnolia

S1|E2: Steel Magnolia

2021-11-0331:4420

Detectives examine the victim's complicated love life and look deeper into her professional history. Margaret defies expectations, becoming a Louisiana trial lawyer in the 1970s. When she’s hired by the DA’s office in St. Tammany, she specializes in sex crimes and crimes against children, prosecuting dozens of violent men who might have left the courtroom with grudge. If you have tips or information that you’d like to share related to the unsolved murder of Margaret Coon or other relevant topics, you can call us at (650) 746-GONE or email us at GoneSouthPodcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1|E3: The Safest Parish

S1|E3: The Safest Parish

2021-11-1042:4126

The murder of Margaret Coon conjures memories of St. Tammany's checkered past. As pressure mounts to solve the crime, authorities turn their attention to a disgraced cop and an enigmatic drifter. If you have tips or information that you’d like to share related to the unsolved murder of Margaret Coon or other relevant topics, you can call us at (650) 746-GONE or email us at GoneSouthPodcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1|E4: Concerned Citizens

S1|E4: Concerned Citizens

2021-11-1743:2720

With the sheriff’s investigation at a standstill, Margaret’s father and a rogue private detective take center stage. As a new profile of the killer emerges, they close in on a compelling suspect. If you have tips or information that you’d like to share related to the unsolved murder of Margaret Coon or other relevant topics, you can call us at (650) 746-GONE or email us at GoneSouthPodcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1|E5: Nine Lives

S1|E5: Nine Lives

2021-11-2440:5426

Nearly a decade after Margaret's murder, the investigation has gone ice cold. But there was a secret side to Margaret’s life that may hold the key to finding her killer. If you have tips or information that you’d like to share related to the unsolved murder of Margaret Coon or other relevant topics, you can call us at (650) 746-GONE or email us at GoneSouthPodcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1|E6: Outside Agent

S1|E6: Outside Agent

2021-12-0141:1516

Margaret's homicide case lands in the lap of a decorated ex-DEA agent, leading him down the same path as previous investigators. But a bizarre incident involving an infamous Beau Chene resident exposes an overlooked suspect. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1|E7: Death Threat

S1|E7: Death Threat

2021-12-0848:3016

As investigators dig up information on a new suspect, they uncover a baffling series of events that occurred in a condo across the street from where Margaret’s body was found. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1|E8: Waning Night

S1|E8: Waning Night

2021-12-1639:3719

Two women with intimate knowledge of the leading suspect come forward, and Jed receives new information about the night Margaret Coon was killed. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Welcome to Season Two of Gone South, the Edward R. Murrow Award-winning documentary podcast from C13Originals. Starting in the sixties, a loose-knit confederation of traveling criminals known as the Dixie Mafia terrorized every state from Georgia to Oklahoma. Its hundreds of members, unofficially headquartered in Biloxi, Mississippi, specialized in scams, heists and murder. Their alleged leader — the estranged son of a prominent Oklahoma politician — was a skilled and charismatic outlaw named Kirksey Nix. When Nix was sentenced to life in prison at Angola for a murder he committed in New Orleans, the Dixie Mafia was thought to be extinct. But fifteen years later, a sitting criminal court judge named Vincent Sherry and his wife Margaret, a mayoral candidate for the city of Biloxi, were assassinated. As the case ran cold, authorities were forced to confront a disturbing reality: the Dixie Mafia was not done yet. Gone South is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, a Cadence13 studio, in association with Jed and Tom Lipinski.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
While investigating the death of Margaret Coon for Season One, Jed learns about a notorious gang of criminals that terrorized the South in the 1960s and 70s.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S2|E2: Junior

S2|E2: Junior

2022-10-1948:106

Kirksey Nix, the supposed leader of the Dixie Mafia, has been described as a psychopathic killer. Jed connects with Kirksey in prison in an effort to set the record straight.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
While many believe Margaret Sherry was targeted for political reasons, Biloxi police suspect the killer was one of Vince’s disgruntled clients. But as missteps in the investigation pile up, the Sherry family wonders: Were the cops somehow involved? To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
FBI agent Keith Bell discovers a link between the murders and a Biloxi strip club owner. But a bizarre prison scam conducted by Kirksey Nix may have even bigger implications. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S2|E5: The Real Deal

S2|E5: The Real Deal

2022-11-0944:154

After trying to solve the case herself, the Sherry's oldest daughter hires a notorious Mississippi private eye named Rex Armistead. His connection to an Angola inmate and Dixie Mafia killer soon breaks the case wide open. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S2|E6: Pig Trail

S2|E6: Pig Trail

2022-11-1650:381

In the wake of inmate Bobby Joe Fabian’s stunning allegations, Pete Halat and Kirksey Nix strongly deny their involvement in the murders. But a new sheriff’s investigator suspects they know more than they’re letting on. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
To build a case against a Kirksey Nix and his collaborators, Agent Keith Bell and Captain Randy Cook descend into the criminal underworld. A trial results in convictions, but the Sherry murders have yet to be solved. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S2|E8: The Whole Story

S2|E8: The Whole Story

2022-12-0101:10:581

After years of denial, Biloxi strip club owner Mike Gillich agrees to help the government solve the Sherry murders. His cooperation reveals the true trigger man and the people responsible for the killings, including former Biloxi Mayor, Pete Halat. But as a new trial unfolds, Pete maintains his complete innocence.  A Special Thanks to Celia Tisdale and the Mississippi Department of Archives & History To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Nov 15th
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Hannah

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Oct 8th
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Stacey

stop with the advertisement it ruins the whole pod cast experience , its disrespectful to Margaret and her story your telling about . show some respect

Mar 22nd
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Ishmael

I can understand why Margaret Coon was murdered: she was extremely promiscuous, selfish, unempathetic, and just an overall bad person.

Jan 25th
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B W

Patricia Curry. What a nut!

Jan 24th
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Serena Schmitt

The justice system is so flawed and messed up! It's truly sad to hear about all of this in my home state of Louisiana!

Jan 1st
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Megan

Nothing wrong with liking animals more than human beings or caring about animals more. but it does make this Patricia woman very unusual amongst sociopaths and psychopaths.

Dec 17th
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randy thomas

Only thing I didn't understand was how the killer got close enough to her with the dog. When nobody could get close to her when she was dead. Because the dog wouldn't let them get close.

Dec 7th
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Bety Beam

Great podcast. Leaves you wanting to hear more.

Nov 18th
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Nicole Taylor

I'm really enjoying this podcast! I'm feel super anxious and excited for the next episode each time one ends.

Nov 13th
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