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For years, some law enforcement agencies have replaced the faces of traditional playing card decks with images of missing and murdered people and distributed those cards in prisons hoping inmates would come forward with information needed to crack these cold cases wide open.
Now, audiochuck is dealing you in.
Each week, we will be working with investigators and family members to bring you the details of some of the coldest cases from around the country in hopes that someone listening can finally bring these victims the justice they deserve.
57 Episodes
Our card this week is Jennifer Wilson, the 9 of Diamonds from Kansas. In 2002, 29-year-old Jennifer vanished without a trace after getting into a heated argument with her live-in girlfriend. For nearly two decades, Jennifer’s disappearance has puzzled investigators, because even though they think they know who’s responsible, they’ve struggled to come up with answers to the two remaining questions in her case: what happened, and where is Jennifer? Jennifer was in her late twenties when she went missing. She was about 5’7” and 115 pounds. She had blue eyes and long brown curly hair. She wore contacts, had a broken front tooth that was repaired, and had scars on her waistline and under her chin. She normally wore baseball caps and sweatshirts. She’d be 49 years old today and would possibly be going by the name Sidney or Sydney. If you know anything about the disappearance of Jennifer Wilson, or if Brenda Leonard has ever talked to you about Jennifer’s disappearance, please call the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office at 316-660-3799 or email them at  To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Timothy Blair, the 5 of Clubs from Kentucky.When 19-year-old Timothy Blair’s body was found on the side of road in 2005, investigators launched into action to find his killer, but their investigation quickly turned cold despite the discovery of DNA evidence and the cooperation of his family. Seventeen years later, Timothy’s mother persists in her search for justice despite the investigation being put on hold and overshadowed by a whirlwind of rumors that have only led to dead ends. If you have any information about Timothy Blair’s murder in 2005, you can call the Louisville Metro Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 502-574-5673 or you can submit an anonymous tip HERE.  To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Willie Troy Price Sr., the King of Diamonds from South Carolina. One winter evening in 2017, 53-year-old Willie Troy Price Sr. was minding his own business inside his South Carolina home when suddenly a group of cowards shot into the house then fled without a trace. Willie’s senseless death has puzzled investigators for years as they’ve struggled to find anyone who might’ve had it out for him, leaving them with one nagging question: was Willie the intended target? If you have any information about Willie’s murder in 2017, please call Sgt. Kendall Cash at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at 864-231-2809 or call the Detective Bureau line at 864-260-4435. T To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Jermaine Johnson, the 2 of Spades from Arizona. In 2006, central Phoenix was shaken after a beloved member of the community was killed while he was minding his own business, hanging out with his friends. For 16 years, Phoenix police have attempted to hunt down the killers, only to hit dead ends at every turn. But they have far from given up hope because they know there are people in the community who hold the answers to the questions that have haunted the city since 2006: who killed Jermaine and why? If you have any information about the murder of Jermaine Johnson in 2006, reach out to the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151, or call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS — that’s 480-948-6377. Or 1-800-343-TIPS — that’s 1-800-343-8477.  To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Maggie Long, the 4 of Spades from Colorado. In 2017, 17-year-old Maggie Long went missing in rural Park County, Colorado, only to be found hours later as the victim of the most brutal murder the area had ever seen. For the past five years, Maggie’s horrific murder has weighed on law enforcement in the small community as they’ve struggled to get any answers to the nagging questions surrounding her case. If you know anything about the murder of 17-year-old Maggie Long in 2017, please call the Maggie Long tip line at 303-239-4243. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Catherine Sjoberg, the 8 of Hearts from Wisconsin. In June 1974, 17-year-old Catherine Sjoberg was enjoying all the festivities of prom night when a heated argument with her boyfriend at the post-prom dance sent her storming off into the cool summer night, never to be seen or heard from again. For nearly 50 years, law enforcement in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, have been haunted by Cathy’s disappearance as they’ve tried to find answers to the nagging question still weighing on the community today: how does someone vanish into thin air?Cathy was last seen in a long, light blue formal gown. She had long, light brown hair parted in the middle and green eyes. She was about 5’4” or 5’5”. Cathy would be 65 years old today.  If you know anything about the disappearance or murder of Catherine Sjoberg in June of 1974, call Detective Doebereiner at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 920-674-8624. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Donna Ingersoll, the 10 of Clubs from Minnesota. On a snowy December night in 1990, 25-year-old Donna Ingersoll stormed outside and disappeared into the night after a heated argument with her boyfriend, leaving behind several important belongings and a twisted web of mysteries investigators have spent decades trying to untangle.For more than 30 years, Donna’s disappearance has weighed on the small town of Wabasha, Minnesota, as the passage of time has produced more questions than answers. But some recent developments have present-day investigators questioning everything they thought they knew about the case — and believing they’re closer than ever to cracking it.Donna is 4’11” and 106 lbs. She has blonde hair and green or hazel eyes and was last seen wearing boots and blue jeans. She would be 57 years old today. If you have any information about the 1990 disappearance of Donna Ingersoll, please contact Chief Deputy Jim Warren at the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office at 651-565-3361 or email him at  To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Dale Williams, the Jack of Hearts from Colorado.In the spring of 1999, 42-year-old Dale Williams seemed to vanish into thin air inspiring an investigation that would span four law enforcement agencies and more than 20 years. To this day, there’s been no sign of the devoted father and husband, who left behind a legacy of kindness in his tight-knit small town in Colorado, and who investigators are determined to track down as new theories emerge from decades of rumors and dead ends. If you know anything about the disappearance of Dale Williams, don’t hesitate to call the CBI Grand Junction Regional Office at 970-248-7500.To learn more about The Deck, visit: To experience The Deck live, visit for tour locations and to purchase tickets! Presale tickets will be available starting December 8, 2022 using code FLOWERS, and general ticket sales start December 12, 2022. Follow The Deck on social media and join Ashley’s community by texting (317) 733-7485 to stay up to date while she’s on the road!
Our card this week is Kellie Poppleton, the 9 of Hearts from California. Fourteen-year-old Kellie Poppleton was brutally assaulted and murdered on December 2, 1983, and for almost 40 years, calls for justice have gone unanswered. But now, with advancements in DNA forensics, detectives are more hopeful than ever that they might be able to find their killer. They hope that the renewed interest in this case will give them the final piece of the puzzle and to bring the family the justice that is so long overdue.If you have any information regarding the 1983 murder of Kellie Poppleton, please call the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office at 510-667-3636.To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Viola Pendergrass, a Wild Card from North Carolina. In the early morning hours of February 7, 1992, a 79-year-old woman was brutally murdered in the Charlotte, North Carolina, apartment where she’d lived for two decades. Viola Pendergrass — who neighbors called “ma” and was revered as the matriarch of her own sprawling family — was found stabbed to death in her bedroom. Her murder divided a once close-knit family and has stumped police for 30 years. If you have any information about the February 7th, 1992 stabbing death of Viola Pendergrass in her Charlotte, North Carolina apartment, please contact Det. Ed Williams at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department at or call 704-336-8626. You can also call Charlotte Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Rachel Hurley, the 9 of Hearts from Florida. Rachel Hurley, a whip-smart eighth grader on the verge of young-adulthood, spent the afternoon of St. Patrick’s Day 1990 out on a boat with friends. She was last seen headed down the beach on her way to meet her mother at a pick-up spot ... but she never made it. That evening, following a frantic search, her body was found in a nearby wooded area. The specter of the 14-year-old’s inexplicable murder has lingered over the coastal South Florida beach town of Jupiter for more than three decades. If you were near Jupiter Inlet or Carlin Park on March 17th, 1990, and have any infomration on the murder of Rachel Hurley, call Detective William Springer at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office at 561-688-4013.To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Joyce "Tine" Gallegos, the 7 of Spades from Utah and Gabrielle DiStefano, the 4 of Spades fom Utah. Joyce “Tina” Gallegos is believed to have been murdered sometime around August 11, 1982. Ten days after being reported missing on August 11, a fisherman spotted her body on a sandbar in Utah’s Ogden River. A month after Tina’s body was found, a construction worker just outside of Ogden discovered another body —this one wrapped in plastic and left in a ditch. Law enforcement have long suspected Tina and Gabby’s cases are linked, and a recent discovery has solidified that suspicion for good. If you know anything about the 1982 murders of Joyce “Tina” Gallegos and Gabrielle DiStefano, please call the Weber County Sheriff’s Office at 801-395-8221. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Valincio Hill, the Ace of Hearts from Kansas.  On September 13, 2020, 17-year-old high school basketball star Valincio Hill was gunned down while standing on his own front porch in Wichita, Kansas, while hanging out with his family. For the past two years, Valincio’s murder has haunted the community of Wichita as police try to get answers from one of the only people who may have the answers they need: the man believed to be the intended target. If you have any information on the murder of Valincio Hill in September 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 Brian Sullivan, the 3 of Spades from New York. One July morning in 2007, 19-year-old Brian Sullivan made some calls to a friend, grabbed a hot breakfast from a local fast-food joint, then vanished, never to be seen or heard from again. For 15 years, Brian’s disappearance has haunted the greater Rochester, New York, area — and although investigators know beyond a reasonable doubt who was responsible, they haven’t been able to answer the one question left looming over their heads: where is Brian? If you know anything about where Brian Sullivan’s remains are hidden, please speak up. Call the Rochester Area Crime Stoppers — (585) 423-9300. You can remain anonymous. Or you can call the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office: (585) 753-4177. Brian’s parents are offering a $2,500 reward. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Dana Ramm, the Jack of Hearts from California. When 20-year-old Dana Ramm’s body was found on the shoulder of Andrade Road, the Bay Area mourned her passing and wondered if a killer was lurking in the shadows. Dana disappeared forever while waiting for two friends, Tracy and Cody, at a Bay Area gas station one night in December 1986. Even though Dana’s body was identified the day after she disappeared, it’s been almost 36 years since she was slain, and police still haven’t thawed her cold case. The clock is ticking, but investigators are hopeful that they’ll one day give closure to Dana’s friends and family. If you think you know who Happy is, or if you know anything about what happened to Dana Ramm in December 1986, call the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office cold case homicide unit at 510-667-3636. To learn more about The Deck, visit
Our card this week is Roberta Johnson, the 10 of Diamonds from Florida. In April 1999, U.S. Army veteran Roberta Johnson was joyfully anticipating some major milestones for her family, including the imminent birth of her son who was due any day as well as watching her then-17-year-old daughter, Arkeisha, collect her high school diploma at graduation in coming weeks. But on April 26th, Roberta’s body was found in a shallow grave off a dirt road. Investigators think one man may hold the answers to her murder ... except he hasn’t been willing to talk for over two decades. If you have any information about the April 1999 murder of Roberta Johnson and her unborn child or have additional insight into her relationship with Drayton Florence Sr. you’re asked to contact Marion County Sheriff’s Detective Daniel Pinder at 352-368-3508. You can also submit a tip anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Marion County by calling 352-368-7867. To learn more about The Deck, visit  
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  
Comments (91)

Victoria Fritz

why did this episode just cut out mid sentence?

Jan 14th

Jason Ramirez

RED FLAG, how does the fireman know if it was a burglary and that stuff was missing. Why doesn't he know how the fire started?

Dec 28th

Jason Ramirez

polygraph test DO NOT detect if you're being deceptive or not. it only shows your stress level. no difference than a stress test period. NEVER TAKE A POLYGRAPH TEST EVEN IF YOU'RE INNOCENT

Dec 28th
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Serena Schmitt

All cops ( in my personal experience) suck! I don't trust cops out here in Louisiana! it's a damn shame that the ones who are supposed to protect and serve don't do that! I mean they take an oath and all and in my personal experience they have not done anything they should have done to protect and serve me when I needed it most!

Dec 22nd

Erica Steinebach

audio cuts off at 37:13. where is the complete audio?

Dec 15th


is it my app or did the story cut off before the end?

Dec 1st

Nicholas Andrew

I'm not much of a true crime fan but I love this podcast! It is very well done. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nov 26th

Jason Ramirez

These cops are lame. They couldn't find shoes in a shoebox

Nov 17th

Biden is a corrupt pedophile

We shouldn't even waste tax payers money on crimes like this if they can't even cooperate with police. These animals don't value life, just listen to the lyrics that shape their life. What gang member makes threats on FB? Lost cause, all of them.

Oct 27th
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Brandy E

I wonder if Happy is a nickname for part of his last name.

Oct 12th

Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

Keep up the good work!

Oct 7th

Farhad Rad

#Mahsa_Amini #مهسا_امینی ✌️✌️✌️

Oct 5th

Brandy E

Did they take DNA from the baby?

Oct 5th

Biden is a corrupt pedophile

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
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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
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