EPISODE 17: Bob Snow

A case that’s been cold for ten years. A 10,000 dollar reward being offered by 7-11. These mark the case of Bob Snow, the regional manager of the Kanawha Valley 7-11 stores. He went missing under suspicious circumstances and was found by police floating in the Elk River.

Sources:

CPD still seeks information on 8-year-old murder of Robert ‘Bob’ Snow

WSAZ Investigates: What happened to Robert Snow?

Bob Snow murder mystery still haunts family, investigators 4 years later

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EPISODE 16: Travis Summers

44-year-old Travis Summers was last seen at the One Stop convenience store on Eisenhower Drive in Beckley, on Wednesday May 7, 2014. For nine months no one saw or heard from him. When his body was found dismembered nine months later, police began an investigation suspecting foul play. Travis Summers’ family wasn’t notified that the remains were his until nearly an entire year after his disappearance. The cause? his body was unrecognizable. Travis’ case is a showcase of how remarkable resources can provide a family with some closure, but can there be more? Will the murderer of Travis Summers ever be found?

Sources:

Beckley Police Detective Morgan Bragg

Michelle Whitt

Police: Remains found at Eccles are missing man

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EPISODE 15: Washed Away: David Fann

A murder in 2016 resulted in a body found at Lake Stephens. The body was David Fann, found stabbed to death after a routine day. However the day after being discovered, the crime scene was forever destroyed. The West Virginian thousand-year-flood happened. It washed away homes, lives, and any chance of finding the killer of David Fann.

Sources:

Detectives seek information to help break an unsolved a murder

UNSOLVED: The Murder of David Fann

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EPISODE 14: Baby Grace

A well-known mystery in Charleston, West Virginia is the story of Baby Grace. An infant who turned up on the steps to the Bartlett Burdette Cox Funeral Home, her identity was never discovered in all this time. For 50 years, Ghost Hunters have sought answers about the truth behind Charleston’s Baby Grace and the other ghosts believed to reside in the building.

Sources:

Raleigh County Ghost Hunter Scott Worley

Food Among the Flowers: A Haunted History of a Former Funeral Home

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EPISODE 13: The Random Murder of Ron Browning

A gruesome murder right here in Raleigh County, West Virginia. A random victim, a female perpetrator. Both of these aspects make this case a rare and unusual occurrence. Ronald Lee Browning was murdered and lacerated beyond recognition. After a string of robberies on the same street in Beckley brought police to the scene, a woman was arrested and admitted to the crime: 19-year-old Camille Browne. How and why did she do it?

Sources:

Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney Ben Hatfield

Court Documentation of the case

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EPISODE 12: Marsha Ferber

In a unique collaboration with the podcast ‘I Was Never There’, Crime in the Coalfields brings you a cold case about a Morgantown bartender who hasn’t been seen for around 40 years. Marsha Ferber disappeared, leaving behind her wallet, keys, and several theories about where she could have gone. She was a folk hero to the people of downtown Morgantown, who helped the community in a myriad of ways. However, our special guests from ‘I Was Never There’ found out the darker story behind part of who Marsha Ferber was, and share how they came about their discoveries. These discoveries could make or break the story of how and why she went missing.

Sources:

Karen and Jamie Zelermyer

I Was Never There: Wonder Media

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EPISODE 11: Megan Poston (Huntington Prom Night Murders Revisited)

Two and a half months ago, we told the story of the Huntington Prom Night Murders, four teenagers who were murdered on their prom night in 2005. On May 22nd, 2005, Donte Ward, Eddrick Clark, Michael Dillon, and Megan Poston, who was only sixteen, were all shot to death near Ward’s home. Megan Poston’s mother, Subrina Gebheart, spoke with us about what happened to her daughter. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The only open investigation regarding the case is a 45,000 dollar reward for any information on the case, brought together by Subrina, the other families, and others in the community.

Sources:

Subrina Gebheart, Megan Poston’s Mother

Four Teens Shot After Prom

Herald Dispatch Timeline of the Murders

UNSOLVED: Huntington Prom Night Murders

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EPISODE 10: Roy Melvin

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Digging Into Family History

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EPISODE 9: Alex Carter

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FBI Special Agent Rousa

Rick Lafferty, Alex’s father

FBI offers $10,000 reward for information about a 20 year old case

FBI.gov

Car, human remains found in 1998 missing persons case of Arkansas mom and infant

FBI offers $10K reward for information in 21-year search for missing West Virginia girl

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EPISODE 8: The Mad Butcher of Fayette County

Sources:

Raleigh County Historian Scott Worley

UNSOLVED: The Mad Butcher of Fayette County

KILLERSCRAWLSPACE: The Mad Butcher of Fayette County

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EPISODE 7: Fame Cooper

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Fame’s older sister, Sunshine Hornick

Project Cold Case: Fame Cooper

UNSOLVED: The Death of Fame Cooper

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EPISODE 6: Huntington Prom Night Murders

Sources:

Four Teens Shot After Prom

Herald Dispatch Timeline of the Murders

UNSOLVED: Huntington Prom Night Murders

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EPISODE 5: Charlie Boone

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Retired Bluefield Police Lieutenant Tom Helton

Reasoned Crime Chronicle

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EPISODE 4: Dee Anne Keene

Sources:

Family of Dee Ann Keene speaks out following eighth anniversary of disappearance

Dee Ann Keene family still searching for answers

WVSP Missing Persons: Dee Ann Keene

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EPISODE 3: The Sodder Family

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The Children who Went Up in Smoke

The Mystery of the Sodder Children

West Virginia Unsolved Murders by George and Melody Bragg

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EPISODE 2: Julie Wheeler

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Julie Wheeler sentenced to 54 months in prison for Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice and Health Care Fraud

LATEST: Couple charged with faking death to re-schedule preliminary hearing 

Raleigh County Man sentenced for Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice 

Wheeler pleads guilty to conspiracy in faking wife’s death

Raleigh County woman enters guilty plea to health care fraud

Woman admits to faking her own death, sentenced to 12 months in prison 

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EPISODE 1: Oreanna Myers

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Fire investigation turns into murder-suicide

Following murder-suicide, questions brought up about CPS referral process

Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department press conference

Obituary

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