Hell and Gone

Hell and Gone

Hell And Gone is a podcast from iHeartRadio and School of Humans that follows journalist and private investigator Catherine Townsend as she investigates unsolved deaths. In this season of Hell And Gone... On October 30, 2015, the Little Rock Police Department searched an abandoned car in a small residential park. The keys were in the ignition and the car was out of gas as if it had been left running. The car belonged to 18-year-old Ebby Steppach, and she had vanished without a trace. What really happened to Ebby Steppach?

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October 10, 2018 2 min

Hell And Gone is a new podcast launching October 17 that follows writer and private investigator Catherine Townsend as she moves back to the Arkansas Ozarks to solve the 2004 murder of 22-year-old college student Rebekah Gould. 

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Catherine and her team arrive in the Arkansas Ozarks and retrace Rebekah’s steps on the last day she was seen alive. They meet Rebekah’s sister Danielle, her father Larry, and local journalist George Jared. For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodcast.com

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October 24, 2018 39 min

Catherine and her team use old-fashioned detective work to uncover more details about the murder and to track down possible suspects. They meet with Rusty, owner and publisher of the local newspaper, and attempt to find Jesse, JB and Chris. For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodcast.com

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October 31, 2018 43 min

Catherine and team dig into the nature of the murder weapon, the autopsy report and state of the body to get a clear picture of the injuries that killed Rebekah. They meet with journalist George Jared, Neurologist Adam Webb, and Conservationist Keith Bildstein as the hunt continues for Chris. For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodcast.com

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November 7, 2018 42 min

Catherine starts to check suspects off her list and turns her focus to a mysterious woman who may have been involved, as well as a possible motive, She speaks with Rebekah's mother, Shirley, Jame Gorniak, a forensic entomologist, and a convicted double-murderer, Brian Bangs, For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodcast.com 

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November 15, 2018 42 min

Catherine turns to local radio and social media to spread the word about Rebekah's murder - and the tips start to come in. She also investigates an anonymous letter sent to Rebekah's father, Larry Gould, containing details about her possible killer(s). Catherine has a handwriting analyst, Diane Peterson, put together a profile of the person who wrote it and local journalist AK Barnes shares her theories on the murder. For m...

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November 21, 2018 44 min

Even though he was cleared as a suspect, Catherine turns her attention to Casey, Rebekah's boyfriend at the time of her murder. She surveys some of the people closest to Rebekah to get a better idea of the nature of their relationship including Rebekah's sister, Danielle, her father, Larry Gould, and friends and associates of Casey's as well. For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodcast.com

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December 5, 2018 37 min

Catherine hears from some of Casey's closest friends and coworkers at the time of the murder in an effort to compare stories and and see if his timeline, the most important part of this alibi, really does check out. Outreach from an unexpected source provides startling information that could change everything. For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodcast.com. 

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December 12, 2018 32 min

Catherine's efforts start to pay off in small but significant ways as local investigators begin taking another look at the facts of the case. Catherine meets with Holly Meyer, lead prosecutor, and speaks with journalist, George Jared, who relays some interesting information. For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodcast.com.

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July 17, 2019 2 min

Season Two of Hell And Gone, hosted by writer and private investigator Catherine Townsend, launches July 24. After tracking down new leads in the murder of Rebekah Gould in season one, season two focuses on the 1989 death of 16-year-old Janie Ward in Marshall, Arkansas. Janie died mysteriously at a party at a cabin in the woods, and in the 30 years since her death, no one has been able to determine what or who killed her. 

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July 24, 2019 32 min

Catherine returns to Arkansas to investigate the death of Janie Ward. Janie died mysteriously in 1989 at a party at a cabin on the backroads of Marshall, Arkansas. Catherine meets journalist Mike Masterson, who has written over 200 articles about Janie, along with Janie's mom, Mona, and her sister, Krystal. The Ward family gives Catherine a box of materials that Janie's late father Ron collected over the thirty years since ...

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July 31, 2019 34 min

Catherine reconstructs the day leading up to the party using the Arkansas State Police case file on Janie's case. She ends up with more questions than answers. 

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August 7, 2019 34 min

Catherine dives into Janie's autopsy report and takes a look at the controversies surrounding the Arkansas State Crime Lab. 

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August 14, 2019 37 min

Catherine dives into the most talked about theory of all in the Janie Ward case: that someone killed Janie at the party with a baseball bat. 

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August 21, 2019 27 min

Catherine considers whether or not Janie even died at the party. She also talks with a forensic psychologist, who investigated Janie's death and also concluded it was a homicide. 

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August 28, 2019 39 min

In 2004, a new investigation into Janie's death is opened. Catherine reviews the investigation and tries to piece together the route from the cabin to the bank parking lot. She talks with the Ward's lawyer and with the special prosecutor on the new investigation. Catherine also gets a call from a woman named Sylvia, who says she witnessed Janie getting hit in the face. 

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September 4, 2019 40 min

In 2007, a third autopsy is performed on Janie, which comes to yet another conclusion that doesn't make sense to the Ward family. Catherine talks with a pathologist and a neurosurgeon about the results.  

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September 11, 2019 40 min

 In the final episode of season two, Catherine talks with former a FBI agent, who worked as a consultant on ABC's program about Janie's case. She also explores one last theory of how Janie could have died: rubbing alcohol poisoning. 

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September 25, 2019 16 min

While Catherine and the team investigated the death of Janie Ward for season two, they spent some time looking back into the murder of Rebekah Gould from season one. All of the updates for season one are consolidated in this bonus episodes. 

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October 21, 2020 2 min


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