November 2023

Web Submission:

Hi audiochuck friends! My name is Isabel, I’m a long time listener and fellow Crime Junkie. I wanted to write to you today to express my gratitude for all that you have done for countless families as you share their loved ones’ stories and bring light to some of the injustices they have had to face alone. Because of you, they have the love and support of your listeners and the true crime community.

Believe it or not, all of you at audiochuck helped inspire the creation of a new nonprofit that I am founder and president of called Genealogy for Justice. Now stick with me for a moment so I can tell you about how we came to be…

In the summer of 2021, my mom assigned a grant that you made to the company she worked for to a case of an unidentified male and female found together in Houston in 1981. Soon, Dean and Tina Linn Clouse had their names back because of the grant that Crime Junkie and other audiochuck listeners made possible. This grant changed the lives of Dean and Tina’s surviving families forever. Not only did they get news about Dean and Tina they’d waited decades to hear, by getting these answers they realized the couple’s daughter wasn’t found with them when they were killed. The second blessing of the audiochuck grant was the miraculous discovery of their daughter, Holly Marie, alive and well after 40 years of being missing from those who loved her.

Upon finding Holly, Dean and Tina’s family established the Dean and Tina Linn Clouse Memorial Fund with FHD Forensics. Genealogy for Justice was established to help manage that fund and do advocacy work with the surviving families of cold case victims.

Now, thanks to the seeds planted by your generosity we have helped fund the DNA sequencing and genetic genealogy investigations for three other unidentified remains cases.

Just look at the good we’ve been able to do with the support of audiochuck, Crime Junkie and its listeners! And this is only the beginning…

If you would like to apply for a Cold Case Playing Cards grant through Season of Justice, please visit seasonofjustice.org.