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Our card this week is James A. Winston, lll, the 9 of Clubs from Kansas. James Winston III, a 35-year-old father of six, was waiting for a friend to come over in the wee morning hours of February 16, 2020, when two unknown individuals barged into his apartment and shot him to death. There are many questions still swirling around James’ homicide that leave detectives stumped, but there’s one thing those closest to the case are confident about: James knew his killers. If you have any information about the murder of James Winston III in February 2020, please contact the Wichita Police Department at 316-268-4609 or email To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is James Rowe, John Spivey and Nancy Spivey, the Jack of Spades from Florida. James Rowe, 60, and his roommates, married couple John and Nancy Spivey, 33 and 37 respectively, spent their last night alive, January 9th, 1991, hosting friends for drinks and card games at their apartment in St. Petersburg, Florida. The three were found bludgeoned to death the following morning. After 31 years, their killer — or killers — continues to elude investigators, with just a handful of tips having come in over years. If you think you know anything about the January 1991 murders of James Rowe and John and Nancy Spivey you can reach St. Pete Detective Wallace Pavelski directly at 727-893-4823. You can also submit a tip or information anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County, which is offering a cash reward up to $3,000, at 1-800-873-8477. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Irving Shuman, the 5 of Diamonds from Arizona. When a Jewish activist and philanthropist didn’t show up for dinner, his friends and girlfriend didn’t know what to expect. In a matter of minutes, their lives would change forever. Strangled to death in his Phoenix real-estate practice’s office in September 2008, Irving Shuman’s family, co-workers and religious community were baffled. It’s been almost 15 years since Irving’s death, and investigators are still hoping for the tip that’ll break this case wide open. If you have any information about the September 2nd, 2008 murder of Irving Shuman, please call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Mary "Frankie" Harvey, the Jack of Hearts from Massachusetts. In November 1980, 13-year-old Frankie Harvey was shot and left to die in a gravel pit in Wrentham, Massachusetts. The Rhode Island girl had vanished on Thanksgiving and while her family was waiting for her to show back up, police in Massachusetts were trying to figure out who she was. Ballistics testing later showed that her murder was connected to the murder of Frank Cannon in Pawtucket, Rhode Island … but no real investigation involving both cases has been done until now. If you have information about Frank Cannon’s 1982 murder, call the Rhode Island cold case tip line at 877-747-6583. Or if you know anything about Frankie Harvey’s 1980 murder, please call the Wrentham Police Department at 508-384-2121 or the Massachusetts State Police at 855-627-6583. To learn more about The Deck, visit  
Our card this week is Jenny Lin, the Queen of Hearts from California.  After days of searching for 14-year-old Jenny Lin’s killer, detectives received some promising tips that left everyone hopeful they’d solve one of the most disturbing murders Alameda County had ever seen. Listen to Part 1 here. If you have any information about the murder of Jenny Lin on May 27, 1994, please contact the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office at 510-667-3636, or call the Jenny Lin hotline at 855-4-JENNY-LIN. There’s currently a $200,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Jenny’s killer.  To donate to the Jenny Lin Foundation visit, To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Jenny Lin, the Queen of Hearts from California. In 1994, the brutal murder of a 14-year-old inside her parents' safe suburban house left a community shaken to its core, because not only had a bright and talented life been suddenly snuffed out, but police struggled to find a motive. And the more clues they uncovered, the more investigators realized the nightmare they were dealing with: Jenny Lin’s murder was more than a crime of opportunity —it had been carefully planned. For nearly 30 years, Jenny’s murder has weighed on Alameda County and terrorized detectives as they’ve pondered the same question over and over since 1994: why Jenny? If you have any information about the murder of Jenny Lin on May 27, 1994, please contact the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office at 510-667-3636, or call the Jenny Lin hotline at 855-4-JENNY-LIN. There’s currently a $200,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Jenny’s killer. To donate to the The Jenny Lin Foundation, visit: jennylinfoundation.orgTo learn more about The Deck, visit: 
Our card this week is Marjorie Sue Fithian, a Wild Card from Colorado.On the morning of June 24, 1975, Marjorie Fithian and her 18-month-old son were supposed to be taking a bus from Denver to Greeley, Colorado. However, just hours after Marjorie was seen waiting for the bus in Denver, she was found with her son alongside a dirt road in rural Colorado — she had been shot in the head. For nearly 50 years, detectives in Colorado have been trying to solve her murder. Theories surrounding her gruesome and mysterious death range from a possible serial killer to drug conspiracies, but no leads have ever panned out. This case is one that has haunted everyone who has worked on it over the years, and investigators are desperate to solve it.If you know anything about the June 1975 murder of Marjorie Fithian in northern Colorado, you’re urged to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-304-6464.To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Donna Tattersall, the Queen of Spades from Rhode Island. Donna Tattersall was 24 when she disappeared from the Pawtucket, Rhode Island’s Firehouse Lounge in the early hours of April 22, 1979. That morning, her body was in a nearby parking lot just a few hours after a witness saw a man carry her out of the bar. While many believed police had captured Donna’s killer when their main suspect was tried for her murder, his acquittal prompted Pawtucket residents to believe a killer was still lurking in their midst. If you know anything about the murder of Donna Tattersall on April 22nd, 1979, please call the Pawtucket Police Department at 401-727-9100 or the Rhode Island Tip Line at 877-747-6583. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Racheal Runyan the 5 of Clubs from Utah. When Elaine Runyan called her three children in for lunch on August 26, 1982, only two came running. Her youngest, 3-year-old Racheal was missing. One month later, in a discovery that shook the Sunset, UT community to its core, little Rachael Runyan’s body was found. Despite witnesses, an extensive investigation, and relentless efforts by the family, the case went cold and has stayed that way for over 40 years. That is, until recently. If you have any information about the 1982 abduction and murder of Rachael Runyan please call the Sunset Police Department at (801) 825-1620.  To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Melissa Mason and Nicole Glass, the 6 of Hearts from Arizona. On the afternoon of December 3rd, 2010, police in Phoenix, Arizona found the bodies of friends Melissa Mason and Nicole Glass, both 27, in the home they shared. Both women, who were killed in different parts of the house, had been strangled. What’s more, Melissa was eight weeks pregnant. Investigators quickly exhausted forensic leads and have yet to arrive at a motive for the triple homicide more than a decade later. If you have any information on at all about the murders of Nicole Glass and Melissa “Bebe” Mason in Phoenix, Arizona — please contact Detective Dom Roestenberg at 602-534-5920. There’s currently a $9,000 reward if a tip leads to an arrest in the case. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our Card this week is Darwin Vest, the King of Hearts from Idaho.On a quiet summer night in 1999, a 48-year-old man disappeared after what appeared to be a normal night out with friends in the sleepy town of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Darwin Vest, known to many as “spiderman” thanks to his unparalleled knowledge of spiders, left a local bar around 1 a.m. on June 3, 1999 — then seemingly vanished into thin air. For more than two decades, his case has haunted the residents of Idaho Falls as theories surrounding his case range from a tragic fall into the nearby river to something far more sinister.If you know anything about the June 1999 disappearance of Darwin Vest aka Spiderman from Idaho Falls, Idaho -  please contact the Idaho Falls Police Department at 208-529-1200. Or you can call the Idaho Cold Case tip line at 1-844-TIP-4040. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Anthony “Tony” Adams, the Ace of Hearts from Utah)In November 1978, 25-year-old Anthony “Tony” Adams was found viciously murdered in his Salt Lake City apartment. For more than 40 years, Tony’s case has remained unsolved, but not for lack of theories about what might have led up to his slaying. Was Tony targeted for his political beliefs, his sexuality, or his race? Was he the victim of a random robbery? Was this a bar pick-up gone horribly wrong? These are the questions police and community members have pondered over the past four decades that have never been answered.If you have any information about the murder of Anthony “Tony” Adams in February of 1978, please call the Salt Lake City Police Department at 801-799-3000. Or you can submit a tip by texting TIP-SLCPD to 274637. His case number is 1978-86442. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Shannon Michelle Aumock, the 6 of Clubs from Arizona.In the spring of 1992, 16-year-old Shannon Aumock had run away from her group home just outside of Phoenix, Arizona. A chronic runaway and member of the foster system since she was 3 years old, Shannon wasn’t reported missing and eventually was legally relinquished from Child Protective Services’ care. One month after her disappearance, on May 27, 1992, the search for another missing local girl would uncover a body that wouldn’t be identified for nearly 20 years. For more than two decades, Shannon’s case has kept police on their toes as they navigated her tragic life and a cluster of similar cases in the area to continue to try and uncover the person and reasoning behind her even more tragic end.If you have any information about the murder of Shannon Aumock, you’re asked to contact Silent Witness Anonymously at 480-948-6377 or 480-837-8446.To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Nicole "Nikki" Silvers, the 5 of Diamonds from Colorado. Nikki Silvers was last seen on April 9th, 2014 around 3 a.m. walking into a house in Longmont, Colorado where she had been temporarily living. The 16-year-old has not been seen or heard from since. If you know anything about Nikki’s whereabouts, or what happened to her, please call the Weld County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Office at 970-400-2827. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Mary Beth "Pixie" Grismore, the 10 of Spades from Indiana. In February 1978, a 26-year-old mother of two disappeared from her rural Indiana home the day she was scheduled to move to Iowa with her new husband. Months later, she was found strangled to death in the trunk of her own car in Ohio. For more than forty years, Mary Beth “Pixie” Grismore’s case has haunted law enforcement as they sift through the unanswered questions surrounding her disappearance and murder. Although the case has been ice cold for years, police are hopeful that the tip they need to bring new life to the investigation is right around the corner.If you have any information on the kidnapping and murder of Mary Beth Grismore AKA “Pixie” please call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI, that’s Or visit tips.FBI.govTo learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Dorothy Kajpust, the 5 of Diamonds from Idaho. On August 21, 2004, 54-year-old Dorothy Kajpust was staying at a friend’s mobile home in eastern Idaho as a temporary living arrangement when, suddenly, in the early morning hours of that Saturday, an unknown individual entered the home and brutally assaulted Dorothy, leaving her for dead. Five days later, Dorothy passed away in the hospital without regaining consciousness. For nearly two decades, Dorothy’s case has remained unsolved, and the mystery surrounding her death is still just as puzzling for detectives today as it was in 2004.If you you have any information on the murder of Dorothy Kajpust please, please call Detective Sgt. Joshua Fielding at the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office at 208-529-1200. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is David Comparetto, the King of Hearts from Florida. When a 30-year-old man with disabilities is brutally murdered, stuffed into the trunk of his car, and set on fire, law enforcement in Southwest Florida is left in horror and with few clues to follow. For 29 years the crime has gone unsolved but now could be the season of justice for David Comparetto. If you have any information about the murder of David Comparetto, please call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477 -- or you can submit a tip anonymously on their website southwest Florida crime stoppers.comTo learn more about The Deck, visit   
Our card this week is Kétie Memory Jones, the 5 of Clubs from North Carolina.In October 2016, a 26-year-old restaurant hostess in Charlotte, North Carolina, was walking home after a night out with friends when she was gunned down on a sidewalk about half a mile from her house. For years, detectives have explored every possible avenue trying to bring her killer to justice, but with no eyewitnesses and very little evidence, the case grows colder with each passing day. Now, law enforcement is providing new details to the public about Kétie Jones’ case in hopes that someone with information will come forward and justice can finally be served. If you know who killed Kétie Memory Jones, or think you might have any kind of information about her murder or the suspect’s car, you’re asked to call the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department at 704-336-7600.To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Bobby Joe Fritz, the 5 of Spades from Wisconsin.  On May 14, 1983, 5-year-old Bobby Joe Fritz asked his sister to walk him back home after playing a game of kickball with the neighborhood kids in the Wisconsin village of Campbellsport. After walking him toward their house and watching as he made it to the end of their driveway, his sister waved goodbye and returned to kickball — and that was the last confirmed sighting of Bobby Joe. For nearly four decades, police in Wisconsin have been trying to figure out how Bobby Joe seemingly vanished into thin air.  If you know anything about the 1983 disappearance of Bobby Joseph Fritz, please call the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office at 920-906-4777. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Owachige Osceola (8 of Diamonds, Oklahoma) Recently divorced and living on her own in a new city, 27-year-old Owachige Osceola’s life was in a season of transition before she was killed in the bedroom of her Norman, Oklahoma apartment in September 2013. While the medical examiner who performed her autopsy concluded her cause and manner of death were “undetermined,” a detective who remains on the case today insists a killer has been allowed to walk free for nearly a decade. Please join us in writing a letter to the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office calling for a formal independent review of the methodology used during Owachige’s autopsy. Below you will find a prompt you can use and the address to send the letter to. (WHERE TO SEND)Mr. John O'ConnorOklahoma Attorney General's Office313 NE 21st StreetOklahoma City, OK To Whom It May Concern:I'm writing in regard to the criminal investigation related to the mysterious death of Ms. Owachige Osceola in September 2013, which is being conducted by the Norman Police Department.As you may be aware, Ms. Osceola's cause and manner of death were classified by the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as "undetermined" despite credible evidence that she was intentionally strangled to death in the bedroom of her apartment.After hearing concerns expressed by Norman Police Department investigators working this case and closely listening to details about the criminal investigation into her death as reported by Audiochuck Podcast Network's "The Deck," I'm deeply troubled that the medical examiner's office has been unwilling to reconsider its original ruling — directly hindering further investigative efforts to pursue justice for Ms. Osceola and her loved ones.I implore the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office to reexamine evidence in this case and to insist that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner consider that Ms. Osceola's death was the result of a homicidal act. I also kindly request that this office publicly publish its conclusions in the matter.Respectfully,[YOUR FIRST & LAST NAME]  To learn more about The Deck, visit
Comments (55)

Upstate SC listener

Guy has 6 kids and the women in his life were proud because he knew how to buy groceries. Accountability is lacking in that culture. No one will speak to cops no one says anything about having so many kids out of wedlock. All of those kids were gonna struggle with or without their dad and now 2 don't have any parents. Sad

Sep 22nd

Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

I realy recomend giving the Deck a listen. It's a well researched dive in to unsolved cases in diffrent missing person and murder victim decks, distributed in prisons. the goal of this podcast is to help solve these cases so families can know what happened to their loved ones.

Sep 17th


CERVANTES = Sur von tays... Ugh it's Jakweese (Jacques) all over again. Google how to. Pronounce and it will say it for you if you are unsure. It's so hard to listen sometimes when podcasts just say something wrong over and over.

Sep 15th
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Alicia Smith

Her uncle? She trusted him right? And since when do you need a motive to kill someone? So I wouldn’t rule anyone out. But that’s just me.

Sep 14th

Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

this is a great new podcast! I highly recommend it!

Sep 9th

Hope M. 🌒🌕🌘

Stop with the book ad!!!! I spend more time skipping over the dang music and listening about the book, which I have already bought, than listening to the actual podcast. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Sep 2nd

Christina Wertman

why would he admit if he didn't do it

Sep 1st

Trice Breanne

there's a few older, white, "tman's" that come up on fb in the Providence area.

Aug 31st


ok ppl stop bitching or skip.

Aug 30th


so do they just immediately give the uncle a pass because he's the one that reported her that he dropped her off because how do we know that? how do we know he actually did drop her off at the bus station since there wasn't surveillance how do we know he wasn't molesting her or something and killed her to get away with it. like how many years went by in the Arliss Perry case because they believed the security guard when he said he found her naked and killed in the church with a candle penetrating her and they just believed him and spent decades looking for someone else. like just because a person calls in a crime doesn't make them innocent I think we've had enough child murders and spousal murders to know that's not true like oh my God I just found my husband dead and then you shot him. so I'm just curious why there's no mention of did they polygraph the uncle did they verify cuz I don't know if I would ever as a woman go visit my uncle I would go visit my aunt and uncle but I don't think I would ever be inclined to go hang out with my uncle alone with my child

Aug 19th


hate cold cases. it's like a very anticlimactic story. and it sounds like all of these are cold cases

Aug 15th
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Niki Marino

Wow...I lived less than a quarter of a mile from that old building for two years and never knew about this!

Aug 12th

Lori Casey Eckard

The police woman kinda sounds like Rosie O'Donnell.

Aug 11th

Tishawna Jones

did that lady really say your just prejudice bc he's a childer molester? like wtf?!

Aug 6th

Mary Castillo

I wonder if they searched the sister's car and residence.

Aug 4th

Hana Krestt

it's amazing that her father is able to admit she made some bad decisions it must be really hard for a family of the victim to see that their loved one wasn't perfect and could have died because of it. So terrible no one deserves this the victim and the family

Jul 19th

Jason Ramirez

I just wonder if the cops checked the bar she was at? Did anyone try to make advances towards her and got rejected so they got upset. why was she alone at that time if she was out with friends, why did the let her walk home by herself.

Jun 8th

Jason Ramirez

it looks like whomever was driving the car stopped to say something to her but she kept on walking that's why the car backed up and then they shot her and fled the scene

Jun 8th

Jennifer Lynn

I can't believe the 911 operator didn't dispatch for the police to do a welfare check.

May 26th

Kimberly Carper

To everyone criticizing her, there is only so much information available to the public on these cold cases. There's only so much different podcasters can do. The most important thing about this podcast is that it is more coverage on these cases! I love the show. Please keep it up!

May 25th
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