For our 5-year celebration episode, we take a look back at the impact Crime Junkie has made. From funding DNA testing to solving crimes, nothing would have been possible without the support of everyone who has tuned in every week for the last 5 years!
To learn more about National Crime Junkie Day and the organizations we have supported over the years, click here!
If you want to donate directly to help solve cold cases, you can visit the website Season of Justice. Law enforcement, victims and families can also submit grant applications on the website for funding!
Check out our full episodes for more information on the cases you have helped make a difference in:
We still need your help, Crime Junkies!
If you have any information about the death of Steven Lee Knox, you can call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department tip line at 425-388-3845.
If you have any information about the death of Steven Gooch, you can call the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office at 406-758-5600, or submit a tip online at flathead.mt.gov.
If you have any information about Alicia Navarro’s disappearance, contact the Glendale Police at 623-930-3000, or the Anti-Predator Project at 305-796-4859. Or you can email your tip to [email protected].
If you have any information about the murder of Owachige Oseola you’re asked to call the Norman Police Department in Oklahoma at 405-366-5208.
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 Osceola’s autopsy.
Below you will find a prompt you can use and the address to send the letter to.
Letter to Oklahoma Attorney General's Office
(WHERE TO SEND)
Mr. Gentner Drummond
Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office
313 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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 “Crime Junkie Podcast,” 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.
[YOUR FIRST & LAST NAME]
Episode Source Material
- The Doe Network: 198UMSC – Unidentified Male – Identified.
- The Doe Network: 189UFSC – Unidentified Female – Identified.
- Sumter Mystery Couple, by Matthew McDaniel.
- The Sumter Daily Item (Sumter, SC): Two youths found slain near I-95.
- The State (Columbia, SC): Two bodies found in Sumter County, by Staff and Wire Reports.
- The Columbia Record (Columbia, SC): Slain couple probably 0ut-of-state travelers, by Gary Comerford.
- The Item (Sumter, SC): 2 bodies, 1,000 leads, and nowhere, by Jerry Adams.
- The Sumter Daily Item (Sumter, SC): Dentist provides clues to slain man’s identity, by Kathy Edwards.
- The State (Columbia, SC): Unidentified couple to be buried Sunday, by Wire Reports.
- WIS-TV (Columbia, SC): Cold Case Mystery: Unidentified Sumter Co. murder victims, by Chantelle Janelle.
- DNA Doe Project: Sumter Jock Doe 1976.
- DNA Doe Project: Sumter Jane Doe 1976.
- ABC News 4 (Charleston, SC): Investigation reopened in nearly 45-year-old cold case after victims ID’d, by Brittany Breeding and Celeste Cannon.
- Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX): Investigators hope DNA provides answers in 30-year-old murder, by Lise Olsen.
- Family History Detectives: Where is Holly Marie? Solving two tragedies only to uncover another, by Allison Peacock.
- Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX): After 40 years, a murdered Houston couple has finally been identified. Where is their missing baby?, by St. John Barned-Smith.
- USA Today: Remains of Houston couple found in 1981 finally identified. But their child, now 41, is still missing., by Gabriela Miranda.
- Texas Attorney General: Attorney General Paxton’s Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit Locates Woman who has Been Missing for Over 40 Years, Shortly After Creating the Unit.
- KHOU 11 (Houston, TX): Religious group linked to disappearance of ‘Baby Holly Marie’ 40 years ago, Texas AG’s Office says, by Xavier Walton and Jaime E. Galvan.
- Snohomish County: Steven Lee Knox.
- DNA Solves: Snohomish County Sheriff and Medical Examiner’s Offices Partner with Othram to Identify Snohomish Jetty Doe, by Michael Vogen.
- King 5 (Seattle, WA): ‘We never expected this’: Snohomish County cold case victim identified 41 years later, by Eric Wilkinson.
- Herald Net (Everett, WA): If you have any information about the death of Steven Lee Knox call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department tip line at 425-388-3845., by Caleb Hutton.
- Georgia Bureau of Investigation: Unsolved Cases, Unidentified Remains, Dade County.
- Chattanooga Times Free Press (Chattanooga, TN): Investigators unveil rendering of 1988 Rising Fawn slaying victim, by Mark Pace.
- 11 Alive (Atlanta, GA): Her body was found along the side of the road in 1988. They still don’t know her name., by Adrianne Haney.
- DNASolves.com: GBI, FBI, and Dade County Sheriff’s Investigators Leverage Othram’s FGGS Platform to Identify Rising Fawn Jane Doe, by Michael Vogen.
- DNAsolves.com: GBI, FBI, and Dade County Sheriff’s Investigators Team With Othram to Identify the 1988 Murderer of Stacy Lyn Chahorski, by Michael Vogen.
- 11 Alive (Atlanta, GA): For the first time in US history, victim and killer identified through relative’s DNA, by Kaitlyn Ross.
- The New York Times (New York, NY): In a 1988 Murder, DNA Is Used to Identify Both the Victim and Her Killer, by April Rubin and Remy Tumin.
- The Missoulian (Missoula, MT): Murdered man was transient, by Michael Moore.
- Montana Right Now (Missoula, MT): Missoula cold case team solves 30-year-old murder, by Zöe Buchli.
- NBC Montana (Missoula, MT): Missoula cold case solved after 30 years, by NBC Montana Staff.
- NBC DFW (Fort Worth, TX): Man Arrested in 33-Year-Old Dallas Cold Case Murder, by Jacob Reyes.
- DNA Solves: Dallas County DA’s Office and Dallas PD Team with Othram to Identify the 1989 Murderer of Mary Hague Kelly, by Michael Vogen.
- Daily Sitka Sentinel (Sitka, AK): Taxi driver in Anchorage killed, by Associated Press.
- Anchorage Daily News (Anchorage, AK): Cabbie had plan for life but not robbery, by Shiela Toomey.
- Anchorage Daily News (Anchorage, AK): Murder remains mystery, by Greg Gadberry.
- Anchorage Police: Eric Jones indicted f0r 1985 Anchorage murder, by Attorney General’s Office.
- Anchorage Daily News (Anchorage, AK): Idaho man charged in cold-case killing of Anchorage taxi driver, by Tess Williams.
- State of Alaska v. Eric Lane Jones. District Court for the State of Alaska, Third Judicial District.
- WRTV (Indianapolis, IN): Lawrence police looking for person wanted in home invasion, sexual assault, by Daniel Bradley.
- WTHR (Indianapolis, IN): IMPD and Lawrence PD investigating series of sexual assaults, by Steve Jefferson and WTHR.com Staff.
- Fox 59 (Indianapolis, IN): Lawrence police, IMPD investigating series of sexual assaults on east side, by Fox59.
- Indy Star (Indianapolis, IN): ‘Keep that door locked’: Man posing as utility worker assaulting women, police warn, by Lawrence Andrea.
- WRTV (Indianapolis, IN): IMPD: Alleged serial rapist arrested, by WRTV.com Staff.
- Fox 59 (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis police arrest man accused of 8 sexual assaults.
- Indy Star (Indianapolis, IN): Accused Indianapolis serial rapist assaulted three people in one home, killed dog, docs show, by Lawrence Andrea.
- WTHR (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis serial rape suspect faces judge, bond set at $500K, by WTHR.com Staff.
- WRTV (Indianapolis, IN): Man faces 57 charges for series of rapes on east side of Indianapolis, Andrew Smith and Daniel Bradley.
- Wish TV (Indianapolis. IN): Docs: Serial rapist facing more than 50 charges; accused of raping 8 victims in 60s and 70s, by Kyle Boyd.
- Fox 59 (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis serial rape suspect faces 57 charges, by Russ McQuaid.
- Current (Carmel, IN): Lawrence Police Dept. assists in investigation, arrest of suspected serial rapist, by Anna Skinner.
- Indy Star (Indianapolis, IN): Accused Indy serial rapist likely to remain in jail until trial, defense attorney says, by Lawrence Andrea.