CONSPIRACY: The Smiley Face Killer

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For over 20 years, young college-aged men have been going missing, only to turn up dead in local waterways. Police think these cases are tragic accidents, but a small group of investigators has long believed there’s something else at work…something much more sinister that all leads back to one huge question: Are the Smiley Face Killers real?

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The Case

Kevin Gannon

Kevin Gannon
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Patrick McNeill

Patrick McNeill
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Josh Bender

Josh Bender
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Kevin Gannon and Anthony Duarte

Kevin Gannon & Anthony Duarte
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Kevin Gannon and Anthony Duarte- Crime Junkie

Douglas Lee Gilbertson
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Chris Jenkins

Chris Jenkins
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Josh Guimond

Josh Guimond
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Scot Radel

Scot Radel
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Smiley faces

Composite of smiley faces from Lee’s Photos
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Willliam Hurley

William Hurley
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Jonathan Dailey

Jonathan Dailey
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Dakota James

Dakota James
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My name is Ashley Flowers and I'm a Junkie, too.

I've been crime-obsessed since birth and the only thing I love more than true crime is my dog, Charlie. My work with Crime Stoppers has led me to do this podcast, and I am so excited to be your new true crime dealer.

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